Overheard with Evan Smith
This series features in-depth interviews with today's most fascinating public figures. Meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, business people - anyone who's at the center of things. Join Evan for smart interviews with the country's most interesting people, always with an eye toward the news and always with a sense of humor.
Overheard with Evan Smith Previous Broadcasts
Colin Jost, Comedian & Writer (Episode #620H)
KQED World: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Colin Jost is co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update," alongside Michael Che. This is Colin's third season in the anchor chair. He was previously co-head writer and a staff writer at SNL. Colin has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his SNL writing. He writes occasionally for The New Yorker. He also wrote and starred in "Staten Island Summer," a film based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York.
- KQED World: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama (Episode #615H)
KQED World: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
In a special episode of Overheard, Evan sits down with President Barack Obama for a discussion about civic engagement in the 21st Century. The interview is an excerpt of the Keynote Conversation at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas on March 11, 2016.
Tom Hayden, Anti-War Activist (Episode #619H)
KQED World: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Tom Hayden is an anti-war activist and author. Best known for speaking out against the Vietnam War, Hayden has been an activist for more than 50 years. He served 18 years in the California legislature. Today he is a member of the editorial board and a columnist at The Nation and is Director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, California. He's written more than 20 books and was once married to Jane Fonda.
- KQED World: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Historian (Episode #614H)
KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. In addition to being an historian, Dr. Gates is also an author, cultural critic, and filmmaker. He has produced numerous series for PBS including Looking for Lincoln, Many Rivers to Cross: The History of the African American People, and Finding Your Roots, many of which he also hosts. His next documentary series, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise will air on PBS stations this fall.
Mary Lynn Rajskub, Comedian and Actress (Episode #603)
KQED World: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Mary Lynn Rajskub is a comedian and actress, best known for playing Chloe on Fox's super-popular series 24. She has also appeared on 2 Broke Girls, Californication, Arrested Development, Mr. Show, and as a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. Rajskub has also been seen in movies, including Safety Not Guaranteed and The Kings of Summer.
- KQED World: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary (Episode #613H)
KQED World: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Anthony Foxx is the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx was Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009-2013. He also served as Charlotte City Council Member At-Large for two terms. While he was mayor, Charlotte extended the city's light rail system, expanded the airport, made highway improvements, and started a streetcar project.
Bryan Cranston, Actor (Episode #618H)
KQED World: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Bryan Cranston is a highly acclaimed actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. He won back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for that role. Before winning he'd been nominated for three Emmys and two Golden Globes. Recent film credits include Trumbo, Argo, and the new HBO film All the Way, in which he plays President Lyndon Johnson. Cranston played Johnson in All the Way on Broadway. He earned a Tony Award for that role.
- KQED World: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Richard Linklater, Filmmaker (Episode #612)
KQED World: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Richard Linklater is a multiple Academy Award-nominated director and screenwriter. His credits include Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, A Scanner Darkly, School of Rock, Bernie, and Boyhood. Linklater's most recent Oscar nominations were for Boyhood, which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Film Editing. That film won him the Golden Globe for Best Director. Linklater's newest film, Everybody Wants Some, is in theaters April 2016.