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Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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Roy Wood Jr. on ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘Imperfect Messenger’

Larry is joined by Roy Wood Jr. to discuss working on ‘The Daily Show’ and how they navigate writing racially based jokes in the current political and social climate

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James Curtis on ‘Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Life’

Larry also weighs in on the Rams’ Super Bowl win, Kyrie Irving, Tucker Carlson’s comments on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and more

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Reinaldo Marcus Green on ‘King Richard’

Larry also weighs in on the L.A. Rams, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Rogan, COVID-19 misinformation, election disinformation, and anti-Semitism

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W. Kamau Bell on ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

Larry weighs in on President Biden’s first year in office before he’s joined by W. Kamau Bell to discuss his documentary, ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

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John McWhorter on ‘Woke Racism’

Larry and author John McWhorter touch on many of the issues and obstacles holding back the modern anti-racism movement

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Prentice Penny on ‘Insecure’

Larry also weighs in on testing positive for COVID-19, the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, the great Sidney Poitier, and the Amhaud Arbery verdict

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Mariana van Zeller on ‘Trafficked’

Larry also weighs in on the omicron variant and his faith in the current political system while looking forward to 2022

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Lizz Winstead on Comedy and Activism

Plus, reacting to the Jussie Smollett verdict and discussing the complexities of opposing arguments in politics

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Bill Simmons on Pop Culture and Sports

Larry also weighs in on the omicron variant, vaccine divisiveness, and at-home testing

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Jabez Olssen on ‘Get Back’ and the Beatles

The film editor joins Larry to discuss how the upcoming Disney+ documentary will depict the Fab Four

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Bob Costas on Baseball and Broadcasting

Larry also weighs in on the infrastructure bill, unnecessary racism in political commentary, and how Darwin influences our points of view

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David Copperfield on the Past, Present, and Future of Magic.

Larry also weighs in on the Dave Chappelle controversy

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Adam Schiff on ‘Midnight in Washington’

Taken from a live conversation between Larry Wilmore and representative Adam Schiff for ‘Live Talks Los Angeles’

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Jay Ellis and Walter Thompson-Hernández on Giving a Voice to Young Incarcerated Writers

The ‘Insecure’ star and the New York Times writer join to discuss their new podcast

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Joshua Jay on ‘How Magicians Think’

Larry also weighs in on NBA players and their stances on COVID-19 vaccinations

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Craig Whitlock on America’s Failure in Afghanistan

Larry is joined by Washington Post journalist Craig Whitlock to talk about his new book ‘The Afghanistan Papers’

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The Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali With Ken Burns

Larry also weighs in on pandemic fatigue, his issue with voter ID laws being called racist, and the Texas abortion ban

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Tarana Burke on ‘Unbound’ and Creating the Me Too Movement

Larry also weighs in on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

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LZ Granderson Being a Black, Gay Man, Progress in the Sports World, and Athlete Activism

Larry is joined by L.A. Times sports and culture columnist LZ Granderson to talk about becoming comfortable with his identity as a Black gay man

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Michael Pollan on Changing How We Think About Psychedelics

Plus, Larry’s thoughts on Richard Branson and mask mandates

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on ‘Be Antiracist’

Larry and Dr. Kendi also dive into critical race theory

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Wayne Federman on ‘The History of Stand-Up’

Larry also weighs in on Bill Cosby’s release from prison to open the show

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Sam Jay on ‘PAUSE With Sam Jay’

Larry also weighs in on Juneteenth becoming a holiday, the Catholic Church’s potential communion ban on President Biden for his abortion stance, and the "heartbeat bill"

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Helen Hunt on ‘Blindspotting’

The Oscar-winning actress joins Larry to discuss her latest work in the series ‘Blindspotting,’ her acting career, a rejected ‘Twister’ reboot, and much more

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Wanda Sykes on ‘The Upshaws’ and Getting Her Start in Stand-Up Comedy

Larry also again weighs in on alien conspiracies, as well as Tucker Carlson’s quote on COVID-19 vaccinations being the "medical Jim Crow"

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Barry Jenkins on ‘The Underground Railroad’

Barry also talks to Larry about the art of directing and avoiding the creation of Black trauma porn when telling stories that are intertwined with Black history

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David Oyelowo on Why He Decided to Create the Movies That He Wants to See

Larry is joined by actor and director David Oyelowo to talk about getting into acting and why he decided to create his own production company

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Malcolm Gladwell on ‘The Bomber Mafia’

Larry also weighs in on ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ and the importance of gratitude

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Robin Thede on ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ and W. Kamau Bell on ‘United Shades of America’

Larry is also joined by comedian W. Kamau Bell to discuss ‘United Shades of America,’ defunding the police, and much more

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Willie Geist on Hosting ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Sunday Today’

Larry also weighs in on a week filled with gun violence and police brutality

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Travon Free on ‘Two Distant Strangers,’ and Andra Day on ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

Larry is joined by Oscar-nominated director Travon Free and later by Oscar nominee and singer Andra Day

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Soledad O’Brien on ‘Disrupt and Dismantle’

Larry and Soledad also discuss environmental racism, the death of local journalism, and much more