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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.
||Director Amma Asante||The award-winning director discusses her recent biopic A United Kingdom.||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Dir., CA Dept. of Public Health, Dr. Karen Smith||The Director of the California Department of Public Health joins us to discuss U.S. health disparities and inequalities.||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Actor & Author Eric Braeden||The daytime Emmy-winning actor discusses his recent memoir I'll Be Damned.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Author & Research Professor Diane Ravitch||Former Assistant Secretary of Education and current president of The Network For Public Education joins us to discuss the uncertain future of America's education system.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Actor & Producer David Oyelowo||The acclaimed actor and producer discusses his role in A United Kingdom.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Author Ron Suskind & Owen Suskind||The author and his son describe their family's journey through autism as chronicled in the Oscar-nominated documentary Life, Animated.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Author Trita Parsi||The author and President of the National Iranian American Council discusses the future of U.S./Iranian diplomacy.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Professor of Cognitive Science, George Lakoff||The cognitive science and linguistics professor joins us to discuss the scientific factors behind the suggestive media messaging used by the Trump administration.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson||The author joins us to discuss his evocative new text Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jacobin Editor Bhaskar Sunkara||The Jacobin editor discusses the rising popularity of socialism following the 2016 election.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Global Trade Watchdog Lori Wallach||The Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch discusses the future of global trade under the Trump administration.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Comedian Margaret Cho||The comedian discusses her Grammy-nominated album "American Myth".||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler & Interim Dean, Berkeley Law Melissa Murray||The UCLA Law Professor and Interim Dean of Berkeley Law return to discuss Trump's conservative Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and to explore several constitutional issues raised by Trump's executive orders.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Director Barry Jenkins||The Academy Award nominated director discusses his acclaimed film Moonlight.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rabbi Steve Leder||Rabbi Leder joins Tavis in a discussion about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and relations between Israel and the U.S. in the Trump era.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Author Miko Peled||The author joins us to discuss his text The General's Son as well as relations between Israel and the U.S. in the Trump era.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Actor Dick Van Dyke||The legendary actor pays tribute to the television icon Mary Tyler Moore who recently passed away at 81.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||President of MALDEF Thomas A. Saenz||The President of MALDEF joins us to discuss recent immigration policy changes under the Trump administration.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Violinist & Conductor Itzhak Perlman||The acclaimed violinist and conductor joins us in the midst of his U.S. tour.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Actor Matthew McConaughey||The Academy Award winning actor discusses his performance in the film Gold.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge||The acclaimed rock singer-songwriter discusses her recent CD "Memphis Rock and Soul."||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Author & Speaker Charles Eisenstein||The author offers his thoughts on what America needs to do to move forward after the divisive presidential election, and how today's uncertainty holds an opportunity for empathy to drive a new political story.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||President, NAACP Cornell William Brooks||The President of the NAACP discusses the organization's position on Trump's cabinet decisions as well as the ongoing fight for civil rights.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Professor & Author Robert Kuttner||The professor discusses the American economic future under the Trump Presidency.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Co-managing Editor, John Heilemann||The Co-managing Editor of Bloomberg Politics discusses the Trump presidency.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Actor Mykelti Williamson||The actor discusses his role in the Denzel Washington directed film Fences.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||“MLK: A Call to Conscience” – Part 1||We begin the first of two special nights that examine Dr. King’s call for an end to foreign wars and commitment to economic justice.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Actress Ruth Negga||The Golden Globe-nominee reflects on her critically-acclaimed performance in Loving.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Guitarist Steve Jones||The guitarist from the iconic band the Sex Pistols joins us to discuss his recent memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.||1/9/2017||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 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.
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!