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Latest Episodes

Pastors, Skaters, Lady Gaga: Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson on 2018’s Best Films
December 06, 2018

Vox's film critic joins CFR's Sean Douglass and Jose Solís‏ to review their "favourite" movies of the year.

RJ Mitte, Stephanie Gould Envision Better Roles for Actors with Disabilities
November 01, 2018

On this podcast, two actors imagine how the arts could better represent a highly overlooked minority.

Maz Jobrani Uses Comedy to Tell the Immigrant Story
October 04, 2018

Why Donald Trump is bad for comedy and what makes a good joke.

How Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson Jr. Made Emmy History
August 27, 2018

Meet the first black couple to both be nominated for Emmys in the same year.

Niegel Smith of The Flea Theater Will Make Us “Color Brave”
August 03, 2018

An artistic director leads us toward a wise new way of approaching race and identity.

What Is the Future of Theater Podcasting?
July 05, 2018

Talking with Peter Marks, Diep Tran and Jose Solis on their new podcasts and why criticism shouldn't be as white as "an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog."

Can Playwright Rajiv Joseph Cure Our Fake News Sickness?
June 11, 2018

We're not the first nation to face propaganda from a government prone to lies and deceit.

Will Robots Replace Human Artists?
May 08, 2018

In this podcast, we speak with authors John Biggs and B.J. Mendelson on the future of social media and A.I.

‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’ Proves We Need More Political Pop Stars
April 12, 2018

Listen before Homeland Security takes this down.

Tony-Winner Clint Ramos: Strange Art Makes Us Better People
March 30, 2018

How a Tony-winning costume designer confronts audiences with the odd and unexpected.