THIRD GRADE continues Playing on Air’s yearlong celebration of MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner Dominique Morisseau (The Detroit Project, Pipeline, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations). Elementary school teacher Kai is dedicated to helping her students thrive. But when one of her
We're re-releasing 5 of our most popular episodes for a 2020 fresh start!(Psst: keep your eyes open for an exciting announcement, coming soon...) Loureen is at the end of her rope. And now, she's just turned her husband into a pile of ashes. As Lynn Nottage's funny and wrenching POOF! opens, Louree
Actor Stephen Tobolowsky (The Tobowlosky Files, Groundhog Day) joins Scott and Scott to discuss the 1986 musical satirical comedy film True Stories directed by David Byrne and co-written by Stephen himself. They also talk about Stephen being cut out of Freddy Got Fingered, the existence of alternate
We’re cranking this episode up to 11 to welcome Michael McKean – star of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, ‘A Mighty Wind’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ and all round comedy legend – into the dream restaurant.Watch Michael McKean in ‘Breeders’ on Sky One and NOW TV.Follow Michael McKean on Twitter: @MJMcKeanRecorded a
Actor, playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar won a Pulitzer Prize for 'Disgraced,' his play about an American-born Muslim who hosts a dinner party that sparks a heated discussion of religion and politics. Akhtar's new novel, 'Homeland Elegies,' explores the experiences of a Muslim man who, like Akhtar
By Jordan Ealey, Leticia Ridley. The Daughters of Lorraine Podcast returns for another episode where hosts Jordan Ealey and Leticia Ridely discuss Lorraine Hansberry's life, legacy, and other works of theatre and literature.
Actor Matthew Rhys feels blank about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Matthew sits down with Conan to talk about living out his boyhood fantasies on Perry Mason, passing down his Welsh heritage to his son, and the one thing he’d wish for besides world peace. Later, Conan and hi
It's the holidays, y'all, so that means eating lots of carbs, hopefully a niece pressie aka present or two, and of course, family. All families are unique with their own set of quirks, flaws, magic, and stress. Therefore, it only makes sense that during this holiday season, Phoebe talks about the fa
A son keeps trying to get his charming (if frustrating) immigrant parents to tell him a true war story from their lives in Vietnam to help him write a new play. Imagined as edited found interview tapes, Outtakes is both funny and heartfelt, drawn from the playwright's real-life experiences.
This four-character production from L.A. Theatre Works and playwright Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation) is a send-up of woke culture, a satire of political correctness, and a most entertaining listening experience. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss this production that captu