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Here's The Thing

By WNYC Studios

From WNYC Studios, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Brooks, Roz Chast, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios

  1. 1.
    Julie Brown UPDATED: Acosta's Epstein Explanations Are "Ridiculous," "Disingenuous" 07/12/2019
    57:48
  2. 2.
    These Three People Say They Can Fix the Subway 07/09/2019
    44:29
  3. 3.
    Adam Schiff Tells All: Could Have Gone to Med School, Mom Livid 06/25/2019
    35:58
  4. 4.
    How Julie Brown Broke Open the Jeffrey Epstein Story 06/11/2019
    49:01
  5. 5.
    Moby on Living Large and Falling Hard 05/28/2019
    52:17
  6. 6.
    Jeff Daniels Was Supposed to Take Over the Family Lumber Business 05/14/2019
    50:11
  7. 7.
    Jane Mayer on Thomas, Trump, and Twitter 04/30/2019
    41:27
  8. 8.
    Perta: Life Just Before Rock Stardom 04/16/2019
    38:33
  1. 9.
    Geoffrey Horne and the Mysterious Disappearance of a Dreamboat 04/02/2019
    34:55
  2. 10.
    Sarah Kliff and the Insane Saga of American Emergency Room Bills 03/19/2019
    44:22
  3. 11.
    Itzhak Perlman Cracks Wise 03/05/2019
    42:56
  4. 12.
    Steven Lee Myers' Putin Primer 02/19/2019
    53:11
  5. 13.
    Climate Science, Explained 02/05/2019
    40:38
  6. 14.
    The Delightful Deviant Behind "The Human Centipede" 01/22/2019
    38:49
  7. 15.
    She Helped Create "Chaos at the Airports" after Trump's Muslim Ban 01/08/2019
    44:42
  8. 16.
    Carly Simon Was Afraid of the Spotlight, and Still Is -- Revisited 12/28/2018
    56:14
  9. 17.
    Billy Joel, Revisited 12/25/2018
    1:09:06
  10. 18.
    Questlove Can't Take a Compliment, Revisited 12/21/2018
    53:40
  11. 19.
    Emilio Estevez Is Making Great Films, Doesn't Do Breakfast Club Reunions 12/18/2018
    37:19
  12. 20.
    The Restaurant Whisperer 12/04/2018
    40:56
  13. 21.
    Roger Daltrey, Founder and Lead Singer of The Who 11/20/2018
    49:17
  14. 22.
    Ben and Jerry Warm Up 11/06/2018
    52:28
  15. 23.
    American Alexandria: Susan Orlean on the Great LA Library Fire 10/23/2018
    41:30
  16. 24.
    Maggie Gyllenhaal Knows What She Wants 10/09/2018
    42:47
  17. 25.
    The Dual Life of SNL's Steve Higgins 09/25/2018
    42:28
  18. 26.
    The Passion of Flynn McGarry 09/11/2018
    41:50
  19. 27.
    The Money Man Behind America's Biggest Concerts 08/28/2018
    42:17
  20. 28.
    The Hidden Trove of Musicals by Broadway's Greatest Talents 08/14/2018
    41:05
  21. 29.
    Spike Lee Live at Tribeca 07/31/2018
    49:01
  22. 30.
    Pete Souza, Photographer to Reagan and Obama, Would Turn Down Trump 07/17/2018
    38:40
  23. 31.
    Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Rethinking Vietnam 07/03/2018
    48:37
  24. 32.
    Roseanne's Laurie Metcalf on Lady Bird and Lady Barr 06/19/2018
    41:33
  25. 33.
    A Fresh Look at the Death and Life of RFK 06/05/2018
    37:26
  26. 34.
    Kubrick's Right-Hand Leading Man 05/22/2018
    36:23
  27. 35.
    Former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman 05/08/2018
    37:22
  28. 36.
    David Crosby: Don't Call It a Comeback 04/24/2018
    48:23
  29. 37.
    CNN's Jeffrey Toobin Is Not Just a Talking Head 04/10/2018
    38:22
  30. 38.
    Did the Moody Blues Save Alec Baldwin from a Life of Crime? 03/27/2018
    44:57
  31. 39.
    The Turnaround Artist: Janice Min on Magazines and #Metoo 03/13/2018
    42:44
  32. 40.
    The Fast Times and Long Career of Cameron Crowe 02/27/2018
    44:38
  33. 41.
    Michael Wolff, Chronicler of Chaos in Trumpland 02/13/2018
    52:02
  34. 42.
    Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone: a Legacy Built on Solid Rock 02/06/2018
    32:16
  35. 43.
    Kyle MacLachlan on 28 Years of Twin Peaks' *Blowing Your Mind* 01/23/2018
    43:41
  36. 44.
    Brilliant Minds of Trash and Sewage 01/09/2018
    39:07
  37. 45.
    Farmer Hoggett in the Slammer 12/26/2017
    46:20
  38. 46.
    John Dean: Watergate's Legacy in the Age of Trump 12/12/2017
    58:10
  39. 47.
    Alan Gilbert Is Leaving the NY Phil Even Better than He Found It 11/28/2017
    47:56
  40. 48.
    Tina Brown Was in the Room Where It Happened 11/14/2017
    45:33
  41. 49.
    Steve Erickson Saw Trumpism Coming 11/07/2017
    31:43
  42. 50.
    A Visit to Barbra's Place 10/17/2017
    52:32
  43. 51.
    Bernie Sanders Thinks Democrats Are Still Way Off-Course 10/03/2017
    41:01
  44. 52.
    Burton Cummings: the Canadian Man behind "American Woman" 09/19/2017
    47:51
  45. 53.
    HBO's Sheila Nevins Makes Docs Hot 09/05/2017
    34:32
  46. 54.
    Brando, Robert Frost and the Other Men in Patricia Bosworth's Life 08/22/2017
    39:06
  47. 55.
    How Charles Munn is Saving the Amazon 08/08/2017
    42:41
  48. 56.
    Audra McDonald is the "Luckiest Survivor in the World" 07/25/2017
    40:39
  49. 57.
    Yes, Jon Anderson's Musical Adventure Isn't Over 07/11/2017
    54:30
  50. 58.
    'The Godfather’ Made Sofia Coppola Protective of Actors 06/27/2017
    37:12
  51. 59.
    Philip Galanes Lies Like a Rug 06/13/2017
    45:01
  52. 60.
    Joe Jackson Suffers No Fools 05/30/2017
    43:28
  53. 61.
    Carly Simon Was Afraid of the Spotlight - and Still Is 05/16/2017
    53:55
  54. 62.
    Brian Reed Thought "S-Town" Could Only Ever Be a Cult Show 05/02/2017
    39:29
  55. 63.
    Tony Hendra on the Essentiality of Satire 04/18/2017
    37:00
  56. 64.
    Alec Baldwin in the Hot Seat 04/17/2017
    40:15
  57. 65.
    Mark Farner: The Cussing Christian of Rock and Roll 04/04/2017
    40:56
  58. 66.
    Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Take it Slow in Work and in Love 03/21/2017
    49:46
  59. 67.
    Vogue's Grace Coddington Doesn't Want To Think Much About What She Wears 03/06/2017
    40:27
  60. 68.
    Scott Chaskey is America's Favorite Farmer 02/21/2017
    35:34
  61. 69.
    Thelma Schoonmaker: Martin Scorsese's Secret Weapon 02/07/2017
    43:51
  62. 70.
    John Turturro’s Mind at Work 01/24/2017
    52:13
  63. 71.
    The Wonderful Life of Debbie Reynolds 01/17/2017
    46:27
  64. 72.
    Questlove Can't Take a Compliment 01/03/2017
    53:32
  65. 73.
    Patti Smith Never Wanted to Be Famous 12/27/2016
    53:36
  66. 74.
    Robbie Robertson Learned Music on an Indian Reservation 12/20/2016
    44:35
  67. 75.
    Eric Fanning Says Combat a Last Resort 12/06/2016
    43:27
  68. 76.
    Sandra Bernhard: Post-Modern Entertainer 11/22/2016
    39:19
  69. 77.
    Michael Stipe on R.E.M. and Fear of Collage 11/08/2016
    42:52
  70. 78.
    Gordon Lightfoot on Dylan, Neil Young, and Stompin' Tom Connors 10/25/2016
    39:20
  71. 79.
    Radio Host Bob Garfield on Trump and Telemarketing 10/11/2016
    45:22
  72. 80.
    Starbucks' Howard Schultz Doesn't Sleep—But Don't Blame the Coffee 09/27/2016
    35:15
  73. 81.
    Elliott Gould: Mash Notes on a Long Career 09/13/2016
    46:29
  74. 82.
    Iris Smyles Is Trying to Be a Human Again 08/30/2016
    44:55
  75. 83.
    Kevin Kline Takes a Bow, Several Times 08/16/2016
    53:35
  76. 84.
    Nuclear Safety Isn't Just About Who Has the Codes 08/02/2016
    49:28
  77. 85.
    Viggo Mortensen, From Warrior King to Captain Fantastic 07/19/2016
    53:34
  78. 86.
    Michael Eisner Wants a Good Movie to End Quickly 07/05/2016
    51:24
  79. 87.
    Joe Dallesandro Thought Warhol Made Soup 06/21/2016
    57:55
  80. 88.
    Netflix's 'Making a Murderer' Makes a Star 06/07/2016
    36:21
  81. 89.
    Michael Pollan Tried to Blow Up a Woodchuck 05/24/2016
    44:24
  82. 90.
    Anthony Weiner on Term Limits and Text Messages 05/10/2016
    50:38
  83. 91.
    Ellie Kemper Gets Brain Freeze with Alec Baldwin 04/26/2016
    41:10
  84. 92.
    Mary Brosnahan on Homelessness in New York 04/12/2016
    37:24
  85. 93.
    Cary Fukunaga Wanted to Be a Snowboarder 03/29/2016
    39:58
  86. 94.
    Steven Donziger: Oil and Its Aftermath 03/15/2016
    36:41
  87. 95.
    MSF's Joanne Liu Still Believes War Has Rules 03/01/2016
    34:52
  88. 96.
    Molly Ringwald: 'These Films No Longer Belong to Me' 02/16/2016
    40:37
  89. 97.
    Still Plenty of Fight in Mickey Rourke 02/02/2016
    43:59
  90. 98.
    The Making of 'Making a Murderer' 01/19/2016
    40:31
  91. 99.
    Dustin Hoffman and Edie Falco 01/12/2016
    57:34
  92. 100.
    Sarah Jessica Parker and Ian Schrager 01/05/2016
    57:34
  93. 101.
    A Classical Icon Who Has a Lot to Say for L.A. 12/22/2015
    43:22
  94. 102.
    Jimmy Fallon Will Never Make Fun of You 12/08/2015
    48:31
  95. 103.
    Andrew Berman and Rob Snyder on Preserving What Matters 11/24/2015
    35:34
  96. 104.
    Amy Schumer Grew Up in a Nude House 11/10/2015
    36:40
  97. 105.
    Dan Rather Tells Alec Baldwin the 'Truth' 10/27/2015
    46:46
  98. 106.
    Carol Burnett 10/13/2015
    41:10
  99. 107.
    William Friedkin Paid Off the MTA to Make 'The French Connection' 09/29/2015
    36:02
  100. 108.
    Andy Warhol Really Did Like Campbell's Soup 09/15/2015
    33:28
  101. 109.
    Julie Taymor, Before and After 'Lion King' 09/01/2015
    39:28
  102. 110.
    Penn Jillette's Marathon Life in Magic 08/18/2015
    46:17
  103. 111.
    Paul Simon 08/04/2015
    49:32
  104. 112.
    David Remnick on Liebling, Dylan, and Glasnost 07/21/2015
    49:04
  105. 113.
    Alec Baldwin Dives to the Gulf Floor with Antonia Juhasz 07/07/2015
    38:03
  106. 114.
    John Guare and Lisa Dwan Talk Theater with Alec Baldwin 06/23/2015
    1:03:30
  107. 115.
    What Dustin Hoffman Learned from Bob Fosse, Gene Hackman, and Kobe Bryant 06/09/2015
    39:31
  108. 116.
    Gay Talese Tells Alec Baldwin About Sinatra's Cold 05/26/2015
    36:08
  109. 117.
    For Ian Schrager, Studio 54 Was Just the Start 05/12/2015
    38:02
  110. 118.
    Edie Falco: Don't Hold the Door for Me 04/28/2015
    38:55
  111. 119.
    Lawrence Wright on Religion, ISIS, and Scientology 04/14/2015
    47:17
  112. 120.
    Alec Baldwin and David Blaine Do Magic 03/31/2015
    34:59
  113. 121.
    Roz Chast Draws—and Talks to—Alec Baldwin 03/17/2015
    50:05
  114. 122.
    George Stephanopoulos 03/03/2015
    38:30
  115. 123.
    Bryan Stevenson Wants 'Equal Justice' 02/16/2015
    38:36
  116. 124.
    Sarah Jessica Parker 02/02/2015
    44:28
  117. 125.
    John Eterno and David Kennedy on Nuanced Policing 01/19/2015
    57:27
  118. 126.
    Julie Andrews 01/05/2015
    50:29
  119. 127.
    John McEnroe 12/22/2014
    44:54
  120. 128.
    Julianne Moore 12/08/2014
    52:30
  121. 129.
    Ira Glass 11/24/2014
    42:05
  122. 130.
    Jerry Seinfeld 06/02/2014
    57:06
  123. 131.
    Debbie Reynolds and Robert Osborne 05/19/2014
    57:33
  124. 132.
    Fred Armisen and Paula Pell 05/05/2014
    57:35
  125. 133.
    Chris Columbus and Stephen Daldry 04/14/2014
    57:35
  126. 134.
    Judd Apatow and Eric Fischl 04/07/2014
    57:34
  127. 135.
    Robert Lustig and Martin Horn 03/17/2014
    57:36
  128. 136.
    Rosie O'Donnell 03/03/2014
    57:36
  129. 137.
    Andrew Luck and Dwight Gooden 02/17/2014
    57:35
  130. 138.
    Patti LuPone and Jon Robin Baitz and Stacy Keach 02/03/2014
    57:34
  131. 139.
    Peter Frampton and Thom Yorke 01/20/2014
    57:33
  132. 140.
    Lena Dunham and Elaine Stritch 01/06/2014
    57:33
  133. 141.
    David Letterman and Michael Douglas 12/23/2013
    57:34
  134. 142.
    Lorne Michaels and Erica and Molly Jong 12/09/2013
    57:35
  135. 143.
    Chris Rock and Herb Alpert 11/25/2013
    57:33
  136. 144.
    Kristen Wiig and Dick Cavett 11/11/2013
    57:34
  137. 145.
    Billy Joel 10/28/2013
    57:34
  138. 146.
    James Toback 09/30/2013
    44:51
  139. 147.
    Chris Columbus 09/16/2013
    53:46
  140. 148.
    Danny Bennett 09/02/2013
    37:46
  141. 149.
    Dan Mathews 08/19/2013
    47:01
  142. 150.
    Eric Fischl 08/05/2013
    54:08
  143. 151.
    Dwight Gooden 07/22/2013
    48:37
  144. 152.
    Josh Fox 07/08/2013
    56:43
  145. 153.
    Rosie O'Donnell 06/24/2013
    50:11
  146. 154.
    David Simon 06/10/2013
    47:12
  147. 155.
    Stacy Keach 05/27/2013
    44:14
  148. 156.
    Elaine Stritch 05/13/2013
    44:00
  149. 157.
    Martin Horn 04/29/2013
    43:53
  150. 158.
    Debbie Reynolds 04/15/2013
    46:21
  151. 159.
    Thom Yorke 04/01/2013
    52:43
  152. 160.
    Andrew Luck 03/18/2013
    37:17
  153. 161.
    Brian Williams 03/04/2013
    55:46
  154. 162.
    Patti LuPone 02/18/2013
    46:55
  155. 163.
    Jill Abramson 02/04/2013
    40:17
  156. 164.
    Lena Dunham 01/21/2013
    43:34
  157. 165.
    Judd Apatow 01/07/2013
    38:22
  158. 166.
    Alex and Jamie Bernstein 12/24/2012
    46:22
  159. 167.
    Lewis Lapham 12/10/2012
    45:01
  160. 168.
    Paula Pell 11/26/2012
    43:33
  161. 169.
    Andrew McCarthy 11/05/2012
    39:08
  162. 170.
    Peter Beard and Richard Ruggiero 10/22/2012
    41:19
  163. 171.
    David Brooks 10/08/2012
    52:09
  164. 172.
    George Will 09/24/2012
    39:33
  165. 173.
    Fred Armisen 09/10/2012
    30:50
  166. 174.
    Zarin Mehta 08/27/2012
    36:25
  167. 175.
    Anthony Baxter and Dylan Avery 08/13/2012
    36:35
  168. 176.
    Billy Joel 07/30/2012
    1:06:24
  169. 177.
    Peter Frampton 07/16/2012
    40:36
  170. 178.
    Robert Lustig 07/02/2012
    28:50
  171. 179.
    David Letterman 06/18/2012
    43:50
  172. 180.
    Jon Robin Baitz 06/04/2012
    36:12
  173. 181.
    Renée Fleming 05/21/2012
    33:03
  174. 182.
    Joseph Stiglitz 05/07/2012
    29:24
  175. 183.
    Robert Osborne 04/23/2012
    36:52
  176. 184.
    Kristen Wiig 04/09/2012
    37:38
  177. 185.
    Herb Alpert 03/26/2012
    40:37
  178. 186.
    Kathleen Turner 03/12/2012
    29:13
  179. 187.
    Dick Cavett 02/27/2012
    29:17
  180. 188.
    Rob Morris 02/13/2012
    28:16
  181. 189.
    Lorne Michaels 01/30/2012
    40:18
  182. 190.
    Joe Berlinger 01/16/2012
    20:05
  183. 191.
    Erica Jong and Molly Jong-Fast 01/02/2012
    21:42
  184. 192.
    Stephen Daldry 12/21/2011
    27:44
  185. 193.
    Chris Rock 12/05/2011
    20:43
  186. 194.
    Kris Kardashian Jenner 11/21/2011
    21:08
  187. 195.
    Ed Rollins 11/07/2011
    30:08
  188. 196.
    Michael Douglas 10/24/2011
    23:23
  189. 197.
    Sign Up for the Latest Episode 10/13/2011
    1:02

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