It somehow escaped me. Alec Baldwin has a podcast. With 133 episodes in its archive, Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin (Web – iTunes – Feeds) features “intimate and honest conversations” with “artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work.” Below, we’ve embedded his recent conversation with Patti Smith. It’s quite good. But there are so many others worth a mention. Let me rattle off a quick list: REM’s Michael Stipe, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Pollan, Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow, William Friedkin, Paul Simon, Ira Glass, Jerry Seinfeld, David Simon, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Lena Dunham, Peter Frampton, David Letterman, Carol Burnett, Kristen Wiig, SNL’s Lorne Michaels, and Chris Rock.
Click the links to stream each interview, and don’t miss Baldwin’s new memoir, Nevertheless. He happens to narrate the audiobook version, which you can download for free if you sign up for Audible.com’s 30-day free trial. We have info on that here.
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