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Author Colson Whitehead joins Christopher John Farley for a conversation about his new novel 'The Underground Railroad,' which tackles the topic of slavery by posing the question, "What if the Underground Railroad were an actual railroad?"
Bestselling author Ben Winters talks to Christopher John Farley about his provocative new book, "Underground Airlines," which blends current events and an alternate history where slavery still exists.
Christopher John Farley talks about the current issues and controversies impacting the police world with Edward Conlon, author of the celebrated memoir "Blue Blood," and Colin Channer, whose book of poems, "Providential," examines the key themes facing police today.
Actress Shiri Appleby joins Christopher John Farley for a conversation about the success of Lifetime's hit drama "UnREAL," offering an inside look at how reality shows are really produced, and what it was like directing her co-stars this season.
Actress Kristen Stewart joins Christopher John Farley to talk about auditioning for Woody Allen in her new film, 'Cafe Society,' and what she really thinks about playing a female James Bond.
Actor Viggo Mortensen joins Christopher John Farley for a conversation about going off the grid in his new film, "Captain Fantastic," which explores how pop culture consumption has led us astray from our elemental roots.
Years after launching the fan site, Westeros.org, Elio M. Garcia Jr. and Linda Antonsson, superfans turned bestselling authors, discuss HBO's sixth season finale, and remind us why they're the foremost experts on all things "Game of Thrones."
It's a Speakeasy round table on the explosive season finale of "Game of Thrones," as Mike Ayers, Mike Calia and Sarene Leeds break down all things season six of the ever-popular HBO series.
Acclaimed dark fiction writers Laird Barron, Victor LaValle and Paul Tremblay sit down with Speakeasy's Michael Calia to discuss the key to good horror fiction, the state of the genre, and the new realms of fear in today's world.
Actor Timothy Simons sits down with Speakeasy's Mike Ayers to discuss his road from a small town in Maine to playing "the most hateable twerp" on TV in HBO's acclaimed comedy "Veep."
Actress Danielle Brooks sits down with Speakeasy's Mike Ayers to discuss her journey to starring in Broadway's "The Color Purple" revival, and why people still connect with "Orange Is the New Black" in the wake of it's fourth season premiere.
Author Nancy Isenberg joins Christopher John Farley to discuss her new book, "White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America," which takes on the myths told about the class system and equality throughout U.S. history.
Speakeasy's Christopher John Farley talks with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. Morello's got a new supergroup called Prophets of Rage, featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy. They're hitting the road this summer in what's billed as the "Make America Rage Again" tour.
In part two of a sit-down conversation with Speakeasy's Michael Calia, "X-Men: Apocalypse" star Evan Peters discusses the latest crop of superhero movies and his upcoming projects.
"X-Men: Apocalypse" star Alexandra Shipp sits down with Speakeasy's Michael Calia to discuss mastering the role Storm in the new film, what it takes to make a superhero spectacular, and what she would choose as her own super power.
Actor Aldis Hodge, star of the television series "Underground," discusses the show's season finale, the fate of his character, and what we can expect in season two.
Wall Street Journal reporters Ellen Gamerman, Jennifer Maloney, Lucy Feldman, and Alexandra Wolfe join Mike Ayers for a round table discussion about real women making a run in Hollywood. The panel takes a closer look at the the new female protagonist and how women are currently being portrayed in books, film, and television.
Chris Anderson, curator of TED, the nonprofit devoted to sharing valuable ideas through the medium of 'TED Talks,' discusses his new book, "TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking."
Three-time World Cup Champion, FIFA Player of the Century and Brazilian soccer icon Pelé discusses FIFA, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, his highly anticipated sports auction Julien's Auctions, and the new film about his life, "Pelé: Birth of a Legend."
Actor Eric Bana sits down with Michael Calia to discuss the state of television, his background in comedy, and his new Netflix original comedy film, "Special Correspondents" with Ricky Gervais.
Wyatt Russell and Tyler Hoechlin sit down with Speakeasy's Michael Calia to discuss the new film, "Everybody Wants Some!!" -- Richard Linklater's self-described sequel to the 1993 coming-of-age classic, "Dazed and Confused."
Actress Alison Wright discusses the challenges of playing FBI secretary Martha Hanson in the FX spy series "The Americans," her latest role in HBO's "Confirmation" and working with Ben Affleck in the upcoming film, "The Accountant."
Pulitzer Prize winning critic Margo Jefferson joins Christopher John Farley for an in-depth discussion about race, representation, and her new memoir "Negroland," for which she received the National Book Critics Circle Award.
The Wall Street Journal's Mike Ayers, Ellen Gamerman, and Rachel Bachman dissect the latest season of "House of Cards" with a deep dive into latest installment of the Underwood legacy and the many new plot developments of season 4.
Actor Michael K. Williams discusses his new SundanceTV series, "Hap and Leonard," his memorable role on "The Wire," and what we can expect from the highly anticipated new "Ghostbusters" film.
Christopher John Farley speaks with spoken-word poet Staceyann Chin about her one woman show MotherStruck!, produced by Rosie O'Donnell, about a lesbian immigrant's profound journey to motherhood.
Walton Goggins and Tim Roth, stars of The Hateful Eight, sit down with Michael Calia for an in-depth discussion about the highly anticipated new film from Quentin Tarantino.
Emmy award winner Uzo Aduba talks her upcoming gig as Glinda the Good Witch in the highly anticipated The Wiz Live!, making history for her role on Orange is the New Black, and what's in store for Crazy Eyes next season.
Kevin Powell joins Christopher John Farley for a conversation about his brand new memoir, The Education Of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey Into Manhood. Kevin discusses the road that led him from breakout star of the very first season of MTV's The Real World to making his mark in hip hop as the original senior writer of Vibe magazine.
Marni Nixon has dubbed the singing voices for some of the most celebrated musicals in movie history including The King and I, West Side Story, and My Fair Lady. She joins Christopher John Farley with stories about the classic film era, and what Natalie Wood, Deborah Kerr and Audrey Hepburn thought about her singing over them.
Tori Amos and playwright Samuel Adamson sit down with Christopher John Farley for a conversation about the new cast album from their musical, The Light Princess.
The Wall Street Journal's senior editorial director Christopher John Farley chats with actress Tovah Feldshuh about the upcoming season of "The Walking Dead," and what we can expect from her new one woman show, "Aging is Optional."