Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

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Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso is a weekly series of intimate conversations with artists, activists, and politicians. Where people sound like people. Hosted by Sam Fragoso. New episodes every Sunday.

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Director Richard Linklater’s Moments in Time

Director Richard Linklater has made a career out of telling personal stories with universal appeal. Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, the Before trilogy, Boyhood. No matter the genre or form,…

Maya Hawke (‘Stranger Things’) Writes through Chaos

On the heels of her breakout role in Stranger Things, Maya Hawke has gone her own way as an artist— both as an actor and singer-songwriter. That’s especially true on…

Comedian Ilana Glazer (‘Broad City’) is Mothering

This week we’re joined by comedian and actor Ilana Glazer.  At the top, Glazer reflects on her recent tour across the country (4:55), portraying a new mother in Babes while…

A Love Letter to Comedy with Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello (‘Hacks’)

Hacks co-creators Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello, who are also husband and wife, have been performing and writing together for over a decade. Today, we discuss the road to…

A Mother’s Day Special with Pamela Adlon (‘Better Things’)

This Mother’s Day, our very special episode with actor, writer, and director Pamela Adlon. We discuss her new movie Babes (7:27), directing a comedy about reproductive rights in 2024 (12:38),…

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael’s Self-Portrait

In just under a decade, comedian, writer, and actor Jerrod Carmichael has had a remarkably varied career. On the heels of his Emmy-winning HBO special Rothaniel, he embarked on a…

Nick Offerman (‘Civil War’) Brings a Message of Hope

Today, actor and author Nick Offerman returns to the show! We call him up to unpack his latest role as a fictional president in Alex Garland’s Civil War (2:30), the…

The Stories of Actor Jeff Daniels

Actor Jeff Daniels is always writing. Plays, songs, a script or two. Even in interviews you get the sense the Michigan native is trying to relay the stories of his…

Actor and Director Dev Patel is a Leading Man

Actor Dev Patel has pursued interesting, complex roles in Hollywood since his arrival in Slumdog Millionaire fifteen years ago. He joins us today to discuss Monkey Man, his directorial debut…

Comedian Ramy Youssef Returns with ‘More Feelings’

This weekend, comedian Ramy Youssef released a powerful and personal new HBO special, More Feelings. To commemorate the one-year anniversary of our first talk, we begin with a phone call…

How Do We Think About the 2024 Election?

Writer Evan Osnos (The New Yorker, CNN) has been interviewing Joe Biden on and off for the past decade. He recently profiled the 46th President ahead of his State of…

Dispatches from a Gaza Hospital (with Dr. Seema Jilani)

As we enter month six of the Israel-Hamas war, a dispatch from Dr. Seema Jilani. She’s provided critical aid in the West Bank for nearly two decades, and recently returned…

A Cup of Coffee with Actor Kyle MacLachlan (‘Twin Peaks’)

In celebration of Dune’s 40th anniversary, we have a damn fine cup of coffee with actor (and now podcaster) Kyle MacLachlan. We discuss his new true crime podcast Varnamtown (7:08), MacLachlan’s small-town…

Lily Gladstone (‘Killers of the Flower Moon’) is Making History

Actor Lily Gladstone made history last month when she netted a Best Actress nomination for her work in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon. At the top, we discuss…

Filmmaker Lulu Wang Creates In Between Two Worlds

Following the success of her autobiographical 2019 film, The Farewell, Lulu Wang has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in Hollywood. With the arrival of her new series…

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