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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.
||Singer/Songwriter Charlie Wilson||The legendary R&B singer and former Gap Band frontman opens up about his life, music, and his new autobiography I Am Charlie Wilson.||7/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jazz Pianist Robert Glasper||The talented jazz pianist talks about the various genres that influence his music, and what he did to put his own stamp on the classic songs found on his new album, Covered.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sex Therapist/Author Dr. Ruth Westheimer||America's favorite sex therapist discusses her remarkable life journey and her new book, The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Institutional Racism in Police Departments – Panel Discussion||Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey, Capt. John Mutz and Officer Alex Salazar discuss the growing distrust between minority communities and police forces, and what can be done to fix what many believe to be a systemic problem.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rapper Michael Render, a.k.a. “Killer Mike” – Part 2||Part two of our conversation with the influential rap artist about how Hip-Hop music can be used as a tool for political and social change.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rapper Michael Render, a.k.a. “Killer Mike” – Part 1||In part one of a two-part conversation, the prolific rapper discusses Hip-Hop music's ability to be used as a tool of protest, empowerment, and social change.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||UC Berkeley Prof. Melissa Murray & USC Prof. David Cruz||Esteemed law professors Murray and Cruz discuss the recent landmark decisions made by the Supreme Court.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actress Kathy Bates||The Academy Award-winning actress reflects on her stellar career in film and television, and discusses her work with the Lymphatic Education & Research Network.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor Mark Ruffalo||The talented actor discusses his new film Infinitely Polar Bear and his environmental work with his organization, The Solutions Project.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor/Director Alan Rickman||The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor discusses his new film, A Little Chaos, which he also directed.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Presidential Candidate Sen. Ted Cruz||The Texas Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate discusses the vision for his campaign.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Attorney/Activist Connie Rice||A longtime activist and leader in the fight for basic human rights, Rice weighs in on the tragic church massacre in South Carolina.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Author/Host Prof. Randall Robinson||The human rights advocate discusses the global issues most in need of attention today and his new television project, World on Trial.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actress Zoë Saldana||The talented actress talks about her role in the new film Infinitely Polar Bear.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Author Jack G. Shaheen, Ph.D.||The accomplished writer and lecturer discusses his latest text, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor William Hurt||The Oscar-winning actor talks about his new AMC series, HUMANS.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Singer/Songwriter Bobby Caldwell||The blue-eyed soul singer talks about his stellar career and his new American standards album, After Dark.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor Tim Robbins||The Oscar-winning actor discusses his new HBO comedy series, The Brink, and shares on his Actors' Gang Prison Project.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson||The former NBA star and current mayor of Sacramento discusses the upcoming U.S. Conference of Mayors convention.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Musician Dr. John||The six-time Grammy-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee discusses his new Louis Armstrong tribute album, Ske-Dat-De-Dat... The Spirit of Satch.||6/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor Elijah Wood||The Lord of the Rings star talks about his role as the real life poet, John M. Brinnin, in the new film Set Fire to the Stars.||6/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmmaker Liz Garbus||The prolific film director discusses her new biographical documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, which will premiere on Netflix later this month.||6/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Saxophonist Charles Lloyd||The legendary jazz saxophonist looks back on his remarkable career in music, and talks about his new album, Wild Man Dance.||6/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Buddhist Monk & Author Matthieu Ricard||The Buddhist monk and bestselling author discusses the themes in his new book, Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and The World.||6/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor/Director Robert Duvall||The accomplished actor and director reflects on his career, and shares on his latest film Wild Horses.||6/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Journalist Chris Hedges||The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses the decline of journalism over the past several decades, and what can be done to fix the problem.||6/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Diet Free Life CEO Robert Ferguson||The Diet Free Life CEO and certified nutritionist discusses healthy living strategies for underprivileged communities.||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Singer Pat Boone||The legendary singer reflects on his 60-year career in the music business and discusses his new limited edition LP release, Pat Boone: Duets.||5/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Co-Editors Sonia Sanchez, John H. Bracey, Jr. & James Smethurst||The co-editors of the book SOS - Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader share on their volume of writings from the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and '70s.||5/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor Michael Kelly||The versatile actor discusses his role as Doug Stamper on the hit Netflix show House Of Cards.||5/23/2015||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.
- Category: News & Politics
- Language: English
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