The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9:00am

WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more! Hosted by Joe Donahue and produced by Sarah LaDuke, The Roundtable tackles serious and lighthearted subjects, looking to explore the many facets of the human condition with civility, respect and responsibility.

The show's hallmark is thoughtful interviews with A-list newsmakers, authors, artists, sports figures, actors, and people with interesting stories to tell. Since hitting the airwaves in May of 2001, The Roundtable has interviewed the likes of Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Jimmy Carter, John McCain, Bob Dole, Bill O'Reilly, Steve Martin, James Taylor, Bill Cosby, Stephen King, Melissa Etheridge and lots of other really cool people. Plus, Wilco does our theme song. What more can you ask for?

If you have any questions or you'd like to be on the show, email us at roundtable@wamc.org

"Book Picks" lists are here.

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Playlist

September 28, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
10:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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The Roundtable
10:05 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Best of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Lawrence Wright's "Going Clear"

  In Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright, we learn about Scientology’s complicated cosmology and special language. We see the ways in which the church pursues celebrities, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and how such stars are used to advance the church’s goals. And we meet the young idealists who have joined the Sea Org, the church’s clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

12/31/13 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Top Stories of the Year
Evolution Poll
Russian Bombing
Tebow Hired
TU Stories

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/30

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Best of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Simon Winchester's "The Man With The Electrified Brain"

Part 1

   Simon Winchester has never shied away from big, even enormous, topics—as evidenced by his bestselling biography of the Atlantic Ocean, his account of the Krakatoa volcanic eruption, and his wildly popular The Professor and the Madman, about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Part 2

In his new memoir, The Man with the Electrified Brain, he takes on arguably his most daunting subject yet: his own flirtation with madness, and one of nature’s greatest and most enduring mysteries, the human brain.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

12/30/13 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Red V. Blue
Russian Bombing - Olympic Fears
Holiday Dieting
Hall of Fame Voting

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/27

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Best of 2013 - Comedy Legend Bill Cosby

Comedian Bill Cosby is at a point in his career where virtually every new standup star counts him as a major influence – but Cosby himself has shown no signs of slowing down.

His prolific career has covered beloved records, TV, movies, books, and even a new app.

Cosby’s role on I Spy made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with the The Cosby Show, which single-handedly revived the family sitcom and rescued NBC.

Cosby has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

On Oct. 13, he will headline the Mahaiwe’s annual gala in Great Barrington, Mass.

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The Roundtable
11:20 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Listener Essay - The Magic Hands At The Table

  Carol Rudin Hegeman now runs Hegeman Consulting which provides grant writing services, grant writing training and training with a non-exclusive focus on elder care. She was Director of Research at the Foundation for Long Term Care in Albany for more than 30 years and lives in Columbia County.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Scott Anderson's "Lawrence in Arabia"

  Based on years of intensive primary document research, Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. Sweeping in its action, keen in its portraiture, acid in its condemnation of the destruction wrought by European colonial plots, this is a book that brilliantly captures the way in which the folly of the past creates the anguish of the present.

Scott Anderson is an American novelist, journalist, and a veteran war correspondent.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd's "Good Prose"

  Our interview with Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd originally aired on The Book Show. It is online here

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