Actress Felicia Day (Buffy, Supernatural, The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), self-proclaimed “Queen of the Geeks,” has achieved fame on her own ‘weird’ terms. She appears in conversation with world-renowned alternate reality game designer Jane McGonigal to celebrate the release of her memoir You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) and spread the message that embracing individuality fuels creation, community and innovation on the Internet and beyond.
A conversation with Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden, two of the worlds foremost yoga teachers who helped shape the evolution of yoga in the United States and beyond. Manouso and Patricia were both close disciples of the late Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar for over thirty years. They talked about the history of American yoga as well as where yoga may be headed in the future.
Back by popular demand! Reposted from his appearance on November 10, 2014
Former CIA operative Robert Baer is one of the most accomplished operatives in the agency’s history. He spent much of his 21 years with the CIA in the Middle East, and one of his notable assignments was an attempt to assassinate Saddam Hussein. His memoirs were turned into the Oscar-winning film Syriana. Robert discussed the history of assassination– the subject of his latest book, The Perfect Kill– with PBS Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman.
Issa Rae, the phenom behind The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and so much more, and Justin Simien (Dear White People) hold forth in a remarkable, hilarious conversation on their work and career, the changing face of Hollywood, and so much more.
Former Ambassador of Israel to the United States Michael Oren and journalist Janine Zacharia discussed Israel, the Iran deal, Obama, and American Jews. Oren also spoke about ways to reinforce a two state “situation”, setting up interim goals such as joint programs in water purification that make the most of what each side can do.
Sonic Youth cofounder Kim Gordon and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein sat down for a sprawling and hilarious conversation to promote Kim’s new memoir Girl In A Band. Watch the two alt-rock veterans battle awkward silences and giggles to discuss Gordon’s time in Sonic Youth, bass guitar inspiration and the weird idea of being labeled a “girl in a band.”