The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

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The Moment with Brian Koppelman

Brian Koppelman sits down with singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves to discuss his origins, influences, and where his music comes from. Slaid performs two songs, "Cry" and "Already Gone"

58 Min

May 30, 2017

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67 min
Feb 7, 2017
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Evan McMullin shares why he ran for president, his time as a CIA operative, and how his years of mission work inform his political views.

67 min
Feb 7, 2017
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Evan McMullin shares why he ran for president, his time as a CIA operative, and how his years of mission work inform his political views.

50 min
Jan 31, 2017
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Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter sits down with Brian to talk about his new album Sermon on the Rocks.

54 min
Jan 19, 2017
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Mike Lupica talks about Donald Trump, how he thinks about his writing, and how he started writing in the first place. Come for the podcast, stay for Brian's incredible Dunkin Donuts story.

59 min
Jan 10, 2017
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In this previously unaired episode, Brian joins Adam Carolla in his Carolla Digital studios for a chat about what he thinks people get wrong about him.

56 min
Jan 3, 2017
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Back for his 2nd appearance on The Moment, James Altucher joins Brian to hammer out why this show (yes, this one — The Moment) went on a hiatus after the election.

52 min
Nov 1, 2016
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John Grisham is the internationally known best selling author of some of the best legal thrillers of our time (A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief).

60 min
Oct 18, 2016
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Daniel Negreanu is one of the world's best poker player's (if not the best poker player) today. He has set all kinds of records in the poker community, but today he tells us how he did it.

59 min
Oct 4, 2016
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Richard Shindell is a singer-songwriter who is best known for telling deeply human stories with his songs.

56 min
Sep 27, 2016
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At 24, Will Toledo is the lead singer-songwriter for one of this summer's hottest bands, Car Seat Headrest. He's also the youngest guest to ever be on The Moment.

57 min
Sep 20, 2016
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Back for his 3rd appearance on the show – New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin, joins us this week to talk about his upcoming book, "What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind?"

63 min
Sep 6, 2016
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Glen Phillips is a singer-songwriter best known for his work with Toad the Wet Sprocket.

58 min
Aug 23, 2016
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Michael Chiklis is an actor and a musician best known for his work on FX's The Shield and Gotham on FOX

58 min
Jul 26, 2016
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Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker. His latest film, produced alongside This American Life's Ira Glass, is Don't Think Twice and is out for limited release this week.

49 min
Jul 13, 2016
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Mark Halperin is the co-host of With All Due Respect on Bloomberg TV and the Executive Producer of Showtime’s The Circus (Sunday nights at 8PM).

51 min
Jun 21, 2016
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Savannah Guthrie is the co-anchor of The Today Show and the Chief Legal Correspondent of NBC News.

51 min
Jun 7, 2016
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Alan Furst is the bestselling author of Midnight in Europe, Night Soldiers, and Spies of the Balkans.

59 min
May 24, 2016
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Andrew Zimmern is best known as the creator and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel.

45 min
May 17, 2016
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Hayes Carll is a singer-songwriter who just released the best album of his career called Lovers and Leavers.

61 min
May 3, 2016
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Ryan Holiday is a writer, marketer, and entrepreneur best known for his books Trust Me I'm Lying and The Obstacle is the Way

56 min
Apr 19, 2016
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Karyn Kusama is the director of four films including the Sundance award winning movie, Girlfight, and the recently released dinner party thriller, The Invitation – available today by clicking here.

61 min
Apr 12, 2016
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Jane Rosenthal is one of the most renowned producers in show business. Along with Robert De Niro, she co-founded Tribeca Productions in lower Manhattan and is also the co-founder of the TriBeCa Film Festival which begins this week in New York City.

61 min
Apr 5, 2016
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This podcast was originally produced and aired by Grantland in April 2014. Former 'SNL' star Colin Quinn and Brian trade tragic Motley Crue stories, talk about the surrealism of early Adam Sandler, and why colin digs being the Yoda of comedians.

52 min
Mar 29, 2016
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Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef and owner of Prune in New York City and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.

72 min
Mar 22, 2016
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Note: This episode originally aired in June 2015. Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of Meet the Press, talks about the political landscape and his role in it.

56 min
Mar 15, 2016
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Tom Rath is a New York Times bestselling author and researcher best known for his books Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes and Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life.

47 min
Mar 8, 2016
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Malin Akerman is an actress best known for her roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Couples Retreat, and Showtime’s latest series, Billions.

59 min
Feb 29, 2016
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Zach Quinto is an actor and a producer best known for his roles in Heroes, Margin Call, and in the Star Trek films as Spock.

57 min
Feb 23, 2016
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Ethan Canin is the author of two short story collections (Emperor of the Air & The Palace Thief) and a number of novels including his latest, A Doubter’s Almanac.

45 min
Feb 16, 2016
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Judd Apatow is a writer, director, and producer of, more than likely, one of your favorite movies or shows.

68 min
Feb 12, 2016
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Matt Damon's character in 'Rounders' took his name from today's guest, great singer-songwriter Michael McDermott, who's had a long road back from darkness. Originally aired in June 2014.

47 min
Feb 9, 2016
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John Moreland is a masterful singer-songwriter best known for his albums In the Throes (2013) and High on Tulsa Heat (2015).

62 min
Feb 2, 2016
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Scott Frank is a distinguished screenwriter best known for movies such as Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, and A Walk Among the Tombstones.

56 min
Jan 26, 2016
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Donny Deutsch is an ad executive turned TV personality and star of USA Network’s Donny!

70 min
Jan 19, 2016
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David Costabile is an actor best known for his roles on Breaking Bad, The Wire, and Lincoln.

66 min
Jan 12, 2016
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Justin Townes Earle is a distinguished singer-songwriter best known for records such as Midnight at the Movies and Harlem River Blues.

67 min
Jan 5, 2016
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Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking partners responsible for the movies Half Nelson, Sugar, and Mississippi Grind, look back at how they started making movies together, talk about their creative partnership, and discuss Mississippi Grind.

96 min
Dec 29, 2015
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Note: This episode was produced and aired by Grantland in January 2015. Amy Schumer, groundbreaking comedian, on what she loves and hates about her life right now.

64 min
Dec 22, 2015
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Scott Rosenberg, the writer best known for his movies Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, Beautiful Girls, and Con Air.

77 min
Dec 15, 2015
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Sarah Kay, the world famous spoken word poet.

58 min
Dec 8, 2015
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jim James, the lead singer and songwriter for the band My Morning Jacket.

63 min
Dec 1, 2015
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Maggie Siff, one of the stars of the upcoming Showtime series, Billions, discusses playing strong women, building a craft, and living with her characters for several seasons.

65 min
Nov 24, 2015
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jerry O’Connell, the actor best known for his roles in Stand By Me and Jerry Maguire.

76 min
Nov 17, 2015
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Derek Haas, the co-creator of Chicago Fire, executive producer of Chicago PD & Chicago Med, and the author of A Different Lie – the fourth book in a series featuring the contract killer, Columbus. The tw

56 min
Nov 10, 2015
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jesse Itzler, an entrepreneur and endurance athlete, about his new book Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet. The two discuss why Jesse invited a SEAL (David Goggins) to

66 min
Nov 3, 2015
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to his wife, Amy Koppelman, a novelist and screenwriter, about her new book Hesitation Wounds and her recent film I Smile Back. The two discuss Amy’s lifelong battle with depression, the themes and characte

70 min
Oct 27, 2015
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Tom McCarthy, the writer and director of Spotlight, joins Brian this week to talk about his new film which tells the true story of how a Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe team unmasked the widespread cover-up of child abuse in Boston’s Catholic Church

71 min
Oct 20, 2015
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Judah Friedlander, the longtime comedian, star of 30 Rock, and author of the new book, If the Raindrops United, joins Brian this week to talk about how his material has changed over the years, his various battles with anxiety, and what it felt like to fin

63 min
Oct 13, 2015
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to John Dahl who directed Rounders and gave Brian his first big break in movies. John is also known for directing movies such as The Last Seduction, You Kill Me, and Red Rock West. The two talk about John’s

57 min
Oct 6, 2015
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Phil Rosenthal is the creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond and his new show, I'll Have What Phil's Having. This week, Brian and Phil discuss life before and after Everybody Loves Raymond, the best movies about show business, and Phil

60 min
Sep 29, 2015
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Salman Rushdie, the distinguished author of books such as Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses, and Joseph Anton: A Memoir, joins Brian this week to discuss his latest novel Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights, the themes of alienation and

60 min
Sep 22, 2015
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Neil LaBute, the writer and director of movies such as In The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, joins Brian this week to discuss his latest show, Billy & Billie, and his process as a director by taking a closer look at his 2013 film, Some Vel

55 min
Sep 15, 2015
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James Foley, the newly announced director of Fifty Shades Darker, joins Brian this week to discuss how James thinks about directing, the years he spent in movie jail, and how decades of Freudian analysis helped break him out. Also, Foley talks about his t

73 min
Sep 8, 2015
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Mary Karr, the award-winning poet and best-selling author, joins Brian this week to discuss her latest book, The Art of Memoir, and reflect on her past work including The Liars’ Club and a poem she wrote about David Foster Wallace, “Suicide’s Note:

69 min
Sep 1, 2015
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Peter Zizzo, the award winning songwriter and producer, grew up as a renowned guitar player and on today’s show Brian and Peter talk about the effects of being viewed as a prodigy, the decisions he has made as an artist, and the lessons he learned along

64 min
Aug 25, 2015
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Jerome Charyn, the highly regarded author of books such as I Am Abraham and Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins, joins Brian this week to discuss his love of language, ping-pong, and his latest book of stories, Bitter Bronx. Also, Brian draws a parallel bet

70 min
Aug 18, 2015
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Aimee Mann, one of the best songwriters of our generation, joins Brian this week to discuss the evolution of her music, the time she spent with ‘Til Tuesday, and the way Aimee thinks about creating songs. Also, Brian and Aimee discuss an event prior to

91 min
Aug 11, 2015
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Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, the two comedians that host The Bonfire on Sirius XM’s Comedy Central Radio, talk about the long road to finally landing their deal on satellite radio and everything that has transpired in their relationship since Mr. Oak

93 min
Aug 4, 2015
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David Lipsky, the author of Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, the book which has been adapted into a feature film, The End Of The Tour, joins Brian to talk about the accuracy of the late David Foster Wallace’s portrayal in the movie, the

71 min
Jul 28, 2015
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After being embroiled in a lawsuit with Mark Zuckerberg over the origins of Facebook, Divya Narendra, the founder and CEO of the investor community SumZero, joins Brian this week to discuss Narendra’s early success creating Harvard Connection, the reaso

64 min
Jul 20, 2015
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Paul Giamatti, the well respected, award-winning actor who stars along side Damian Lewis in Showtime's latest series, Billions, joins Brian this week to discuss working together on the set of the show (Brian is a co-creator and executive producer of Billi

67 min
Jul 14, 2015
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Brian catches up with Starlee Kine, the host of the podcast Mystery Show, to ask about the response she has received and how that differs from the way she thinks about creating it. Plus, Kine discusses the origins of Mystery Show and just how close she wa

60 min
Jul 7, 2015
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Back for his 2nd appearance on the show - New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin, joins us this week to talk about his latest project, altMBA, and the process of searching for his next piece of work. Also, Brian and Seth discuss t

85 min
Jun 30, 2015
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Debbie Gibson, the pop music icon known for songs such as “Only In My Dreams” and “Lost in Your Eyes” joins us this week to talk about the highs and lows of her career and walking the line between being a product and an artist. Debbie also shares

74 min
Jun 23, 2015
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James Le Gros, the longtime actor known for his roles in movies such as Drugstore Cowboy and Living in Oblvion joins us this week to talk about the freedom of not knowing what’s next and why it’s important, even after being credited on over 100 TV sho

75 min
Jun 16, 2015
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Lewis Black, the comedian, author, and playwright, joins us on the podcast this week to talk about his long road to living a creative life. The two discuss the night Brian saw Lewis at the Beacon Theatre and watched him perform a bit about Vince Gill and

70 min
Jun 9, 2015
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Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of Meet the Press, talks about the political landscape and his role in it. Brian and Chuck also discuss the line between journalism and show business, the value of long-form interviews, and Chuck's wan

69 min
Jun 2, 2015
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Taylor Goldsmith, lead singer-songwriter for the band Dawes, joins us this week to talk about the group's new album, All Your Favorite Bands. The album is out today and Taylor can be heard playing an acoustic version of the title track at the end of this

69 min
May 29, 2015
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Note: This bonus episode was produced and aired by Grantland in December 2014.

75 min
May 26, 2015
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PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, the hosts of Reply All, discuss their creative partnership and their meteoric rise from WNYC to Gimlet. They also discuss their own worries for the show, the collective work it takes to put out an episode, and finding the sweet s

71 min
May 18, 2015
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Bryan Garner, author, lexicographer, and subject of David Foster Wallace’s essay Authority and American Usage, joins Brian to talk about their mutual love of language.

67 min
May 12, 2015
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Noah Emmerich, otherwise known as Stan Beeman on The Americans, joins Brian to talk about the subtleties in his craft, how he went from being a musician and travel writer to an actor, and how Brian broke Noah the news that he couldn’t land a role in the

67 min
Apr 14, 2015
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Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author, talks about the pleasures of writing a book he believes in and the struggles of promoting one his heart wasn’t fully into. Also, Jon reflects on his time with the Dave Ramsey team, the years he spent as a bl

61 min
Apr 7, 2015
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David Chang, chef and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, discusses love and hate and how he has used each to fuel his success. Plus, the early days of Momofuku Noodle Bar, when the fear of financial ruin forced David to find a way to make the place

65 min
Mar 31, 2015
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Legendary actor, playwright, and author Eric Bogosian on what keeps him inspired, the experience of becoming other people, and his new book, 'Operation Nemesis.'

78 min
Mar 24, 2015
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David Levien, Brian's filmmaking partner and author of 'Signature Kill,' on how grit beats talent in fighting and writing.

82 min
Mar 17, 2015
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Edward Burns, writer and filmmaker, on finding his creative voice, making compromises as an artist, and handling rejection like Kobe Bryant.

62 min
Mar 10, 2015
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James Altucher, entrepreneur, author, and host of 'The James Altucher Show,' on striking it rich, going bust, and the daily practices he integrates into his life to do what he loves.

74 min
Mar 3, 2015
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Keith Robinson, a linchpin in the New York comedy scene, on taking young comics under his wing and his first hour-long special on Comedy Central.

72 min
Feb 24, 2015
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Big Jay Oakerson on the comedy high-wire act he does every night and the dark days that sometimes follow.

76 min
Feb 17, 2015
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Ivan Orkin, owner and founder of Ivan Ramen, talks about the formative experiences in his journey to being one of the top chefs in the world.

66 min
Feb 13, 2015
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Brian Koppelman and Seth Meyers discuss Seth's departure from 'SNL,' how he feels about his rep as the nicest guy in Hollywood, and the debut of 'Late Night With Seth Meyers.' (Originally ran 02-04-14)

64 min
Feb 10, 2015
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Jason Isbell, award-winning singer/songwriter, ex-member of Drive-By Truckers, on finally living up to his potential.

74 min
Feb 3, 2015
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Rob Morrow, star of 'Quiz Show,' 'Numb3rs,' and 'Northern Exposure,' on how deep he needs to go for his art.

68 min
Jan 30, 2015
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WTF host Marc Maron joins Brian Koppelman to talk about the joy of telling intentionally unfunny jokes, last chances, and why Marc still hasn't had coffee with Jon Stewart. (Originally ran 02-18-14)

93 min
Jan 27, 2015
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Former 'SNL' star Bill Hader on what his real dream is, why movies matter, and how anxiety drives his creativity.

96 min
Jan 19, 2015
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Amy Schumer, groundbreaking comedian, on what she loves and hates about her life right now.

74 min
Jan 13, 2015
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Russell Peters, world-renowned comedian, on what it feels like to be on the outside looking in despite all of his success.

78 min
Jan 6, 2015
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Danny Strong, Emmy award-winning screenwriter and actor, talks about redefining himself by chasing his creative curiosity.

80 min
Dec 30, 2014
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Jessi Klein, executive producer and writer of 'Inside Amy Schumer,' discusses the long road to comedy success.

66 min
Dec 23, 2014
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Dave Ramsey, one of the most successful radio hosts on earth, on how he turned his life around. And how we all can.

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