A Talk Easy Holiday Special

Today marks the fifth annual Talk Easy holiday special, and we’re partnering with Covenant House to celebrate. 


Covenant House International is a non-profit working to provide refuge and resources to homeless youth throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Since 1972, they’ve helped transform the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway, and trafficked young people.

Through December 31st, we’re donating 100% of the proceeds from our shop to their services, including emergency shelter and crisis care, transitional housing programs, access to comprehensive medical and mental health care, employment training, and educational enhancement.

In the episode:

After an introduction from Sam (0:36), we hear from performer Ts Madison (4:20), CNN anchor Jake Tapper (7:25), and actor Vicky Krieps (8:25). Then, a phone call with actor and director Julie Delpy (9:55), followed by voicemails from visual artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (25:30), host of Death, Sex & Money Anna Sale (28:13), and actor Glynn Turman (30:20).

On the back-half, Sam calls up writer George Saunders (33:20) and we hear from actor Nick Offerman (52:30), Zola editor Joi McMillon (54:51) and writer/director Janicza Bravo (56:30). To end the year, we sit with Ugandan activist and UNAIDS executive director Winnie Byanyima (1:00:25).


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