Friday, March 29, 2013
With his cool rhymes and even cooler clothes, Basketball Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier sat down with Brooke Gladstone for a live event to discuss basketball, broadcasting and the art of being cool.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Aasif Mandvi is a stage and film actor, a writer and teller of stories, and Senior Muslim Correspondent on The Daily Show. A purveyor of "fake news" and an advocate of real issues, Mandvi sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss being "the brown guy" in theater, movies, and of course, The Daily Show.
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Monday, February 25, 2013
Since 2006, Aasif Mandvi has been making Daily Show audiences laugh with titles like "Senior Muslim Correspondent" or "Senior Asian Correspondent," often satirizing Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian issues in the news.
But Mandvi is so much more than a "Senior Brown Correspondent." He's an accomplished theater actor, having starred in productions such as a Broadway revival of "OKLAHOMA!" and most recently the critically acclaimed play "Disgraced.” He won an Obie award for his one man show "Sakina's Restaurant," which he later turned into the feature film "Today's Special."
Watch Brooke's conversation with Aasif about comedy, Broadway, making "fake news” and the challenges of being the "brown guy."
Friday, February 01, 2013
Throughout the months of the Arab Spring, the twitter feed of NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin was a one stop shop for keeping up with events in the region--even though Carvin was a world away in Washington D.C. Now Carvin has written a new book about his experience, Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution, and sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss his reporting with social media.
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