Past Events

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April 26

Faith Salie with Annabelle Gurwitch

Faith Salie is an Emmy-winning contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning and a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! She also hosts the PBS show, Science Goes To The Movies. Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much is a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling her adventures during her lifelong quest for approval.

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April 21

Marie Kondo with Jamie Lee Curtis

(rescheduled date!)

Marie “KonMari” Kondo is the New York Times best-selling author of The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. One of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015, she and her method have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping,The TODAY Show, and more.

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April 19

Felicia Day with Wil Wheaton

In 2012, Felicia Day launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry which has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. She is an actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka and The CW show Supernatural. She is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred — along with Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion — in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Continue reading…

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April 18

Colm Tóibín with Carolyn Kellogg

Colm Tóibín wrote the introduction to upcoming Everyman’s Library edition of James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room, marking the 70th anniversary of it’s publication.  Tóibín is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning author. His novels include The Master, Brooklyn,  The South, The Heather Blazing, The Story of the Night, and The Blackwater Lightship, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize. 

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April 11

Cameron Diaz with Nancy Meyers

Cameron Diaz made her feature-film debut at age twenty-one. Since then she has appeared in small-budget and blockbuster films alike. She supports numerous causes that advocate environmental concerns, education, and the empowerment of women and girls. Cameron Diaz follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Body Book, with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age.

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March 30

Don Cheadle with Sam Rubin

Join us for an hour long conversation with Don Cheadle including clips from the movie, Miles Ahead, marking the directorial debut of Academy Award® nominee Don Cheadle. Miles Ahead is an entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Miles Ahead is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis. Cheadle’s credits include Bogie Nights, Traffic, Hotel Rwanda, Crash, Ironman 2 and 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the Continue reading…

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March 15

Padma Lakshmi

with Aimee Liu

Padma Lakshmi is the host of the Emmy Award-winning Bravo series Top Chef, and the author of two cookbooks: Easy Exotic and Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet. She is  first internationally successful Indian supermodel, and has appeared in numerous fashion spreads.  Love, Loss, and What We Ate  is a vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph; and traces the arc of Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron’s Heartburn.

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March 2

Lita Ford

with Kristine McKenna

Lita Ford is the former lead guitarist of The Runaways, an all-girl hard rock band from Los Angeles in the mid-to-late 1970s, as well as a platinum-selling solo musician. Elle magazine has named her one of the twelve greatest female guitarists. In her memoir,  she opens up about the ’70s and ’80s music scene and her trailblazing life as the lead guitarist of the “pioneering band” (New York Times), the Runaways and her platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated solo career.

Barry Eisler, credit Naomi Brookner
February 22

Barry Eisler with Xeni Jardin

Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan. He is the New York Times bestselling author of ten thrillers. Jardin is a fan of Eisler’s fiction…and Eisler gets his story ideas from publications like Jardin’s Boing Boing. So this should be an interesting conversation—not just about the nature of our metastasizing national surveillance state, but also about the complicity of the establishment media and the role of fiction and television in shaping the public’s understanding of what the government is doing in our Continue reading…

LA Reid
February 8

L.A. Reid with Real 92.3 FM’s, Big Boy

Over the last twenty-five years, legendary music producer LA Reid—the man behind artists such as Toni Braxton, Kanye West, Rihanna, TLC, Outkast, Mariah Carey, Pink, Justin Bieber, and Usher—has changed the music business forever. In addition to discovering some of the biggest pop stars on the planet, he has shaped some of the most memorable and unforgettable hits of the last two generations, creating an impressive legacy of talent discovery and hit records.