Tavis Smiley | PBS
By Tavis Smiley on PBS
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
The Tavis Smiley show on air and online, on PBS and PBS.org. From his celebrated conversations with world figures, to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, as a broadcaster, author, advocate and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change.
||Pop music journalist Robert Hilburn||The pop music critic shares the backstory of his biographical text on one of the most influential singer-songwriters in the U.S., Johnny Cash.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Documentary director Teller||The award-winning entertainer discusses his feature documentary directorial debut, the acclaimed Tim's Vermeer.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor-writer-director Joseph Gordon-Levitt||The director-screenwriter describes his innovative series, hitRECord on TV—which reinvents the variety show format for the digital generation.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan||The famed movie maker explains his detour from entertainment to tackle the difficult challenge of education reform in the U.S. with his text, I Got Schooled.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Writer-comedian Rick Najera||One of the most powerful voices in the Latino world today, Najera breaks down the challenges he's faced while navigating Hollywood, which he writes about in his memoir, Almost White.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Writer T.C. Boyle||The inventive and award-winning storyteller talks about his latest effort: the collection, T.C. Boyle Stories II.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams||The creator of one of this generation's most successful syndicated comic strips explains his text, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Novelist Edwidge Danticat||The Haitian-born writer discusses Claire of the Sea Light—her first novel in almost a decade and hailed by critics as one of the best novels of 2013.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland||The multiple Grammy nominee shows why, although she's heir to a rich blues tradition, she's making her own mark in music.||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tenor Lawrence Brownlee||One of the most celebrated tenors in the opera world, Brownlee describes his L.A. opera debut and his CD, "Spiritual Sketches."||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite||The singer-songwriter-guitarist and blues harmonica virtuoso discuss their Grammy-winning collaboration, "Get Up!"—their first CD together.||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Singer Gregory Porter||Winner of the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album ("Liquid Spirit"), Porter comments on making his mark as a songwriter, as well as a singer.||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Saxophonist Wayne Shorter||The Grammy winner this year for best improvised jazz solo ("Orbits" from his live album "Without a Net"), Shorter demonstrates his ageless artistry in breaking musical barriers.||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Conductor-composer Esa-Pekka Salonen||The conductor laureate for the L.A. Philharmonic and a 2014 Grammy nominee shares memories of the opening of the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall.||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Trumpeter Herb Alpert||Alpert, who picked up another Grammy this year for "Steppin' Out" (best pop instrumental album), reflects on his 50+ years in the music business.||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys||The talented singer, songwriter and producer talks about the project for which she won her 15th Grammy this year (best R&B album), "Girl on Fire."||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr. David B. Agus||An international leader in new technologies and approaches for personalized healthcare, Agus explains his latest text, A Short Guide to a Long Life.||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||International relations scholar Robert English||The director of the University of Southern California's School of International Relations and former Defense Department policy analyst assesses the crisis in Ukraine.||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014 Oscar Highlights||On the eve of the 2014 Oscars ceremony, we look at some of the nominated projects and revisit highlights of conversations with several of the nominees for this year’s golden statuette.||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor-producer Forest Whitaker||The award-winning actor previews his latest film, the psychological thriller Repentance, and comments on the work of his foundation.||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor-screenwriter Steve Coogan||The Oscar nominee and well-known English impressionist reflects on his transition from comedy to dramatic acting and on writing for the big screen.||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor Harry Lennix||The accomplished film, television and stage actor talks about his latest role, in NBC's breakout action-thriller hit, The Blacklist.||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actress Julianne Nicholson||One of the stars of August: Osage County, Nicholson discusses her role in the new Sundance TV original series, The Red Road.||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Groceryships founder Sam Polk||The "wealth addict"-turned-philanthropist shares why he walked away from Wall Street and reassessed his priorities.||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actress Rhea Perlman||The four-time Emmy winner and one of television’s most loved comic actresses outlines her character in the TV Land comedy, Kirstie.||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Singer-songwriters Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds & Toni Braxton||With 16 Grammys between the two of them, Edmonds and Braxton reflect on their history, including their latest collaboration.||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Guitarist Earl Klugh||Klugh, a master of the acoustic guitar, demonstrates his exceptional musicianship with a performance of the classic song, "Alfie."||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor Will Forte||The SNL alum and Emmy-nominated actor-writer talks about making his dramatic acting debut in the Oscar-nominated film, Nebraska.||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
Smiley delivers smart entertaining interviews
I love this podcast. I like to save up four or five interviews and have a big blast of Smiley at work. His positive thinking gives me hope for a better America. Promote this man! I want to see him everywhere. He should be on prime time. He's intelligent, he has style, and he actually reads the books his author guests write!
Tavis Smiley is a great journalist. This podcast is my absolute favorite in the News and Politics category. I love the show but the airtime is a little late for me. Mr. Smiley has great interview skills. He brings familiarity to subjects and guests that are seemingly unfamiliar. He is candid, insightful and humorous. He's also easy on the eyes. :) Get this podcast!
Tavis is amaizing. His interviews are intsightful and uplifting. I love how he can get his guests to say things honestly. Tavis has shown me a whole new perspective of the world and I am better for it.
Listeners also subscribed to
- Category: News & Politics
- Language: English
- © 2004-2011 The Smiley Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.