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Larry Wilmores Black on the Air podcast is part of festival

Larry Wilmore’s Black on the Air podcast is part of Now Hear This festival

Javits Center
655 West 34th St. at 11th Ave.
September 8-10, Saturday pass $125, Sunday pass $50, three-day GA pass $180, VIP pass $340

You might be used to listening to podcasts with headphones on while at your desk or wandering through the city, but now you can see some of the best of these audio shows at the second annual Now Hear This Podcast Festival, taking place at the Javits Center this weekend. More than two dozen shows are participating, featuring such podcastors as Chris Gethard, Phoebe Judge, Jon Lovett, Aaron Mahnke, Sam Roberts, Jon Gabrus & Lauren Lapkus, Larry Wilmore, LeVar Burton, Alex Schmidt, Colt Cabana, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kulap Vilaysack & Howard Kremer, and Ryback. Day passes for Friday are sold out, but you can still catch those shows with a three-day pass; single-day passes are still available for Saturday and Sunday. According to the website, among the items not allowed in are pets, weapons, and emotional baggage. Be ready to make some tough choices, as several of the best podcasts are scheduled for the same time; below are only some of the highlights.

Friday, September 8
Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, with Chris Gethard, Fracture Theatre, 7:00

Lovett or Leave It, with Jon Lovett & Friends, Virtue Stage, 7:00

Found, with Davy Rothbard and special guests, Podswag Stage, 7:00

Saturday, September 9
Black on the Air, with Larry Wilmore, Virtue Stage, 11:30 am

Nancy, with Kathy Tu and Tobin Low, Podswag Stage, 1:30

The Flop House, with Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington and guest flopper Ronny Chieng, Fracture Theatre, 3:30

LeVar Burton Reads, with LeVar Burton and special guests, Virtue Stage, 5:30

Comedy Bang! Bang! with Scott Aukerman and special guests, Stitcher Stage, 7:30

Sunday, September 10
Doughboys, with Nick Wiger and Mike Mitchell, Virtue Stage, 11:00 am

The Art of Wrestling, with Colt Cabana and special guests, Mack Weldon Stage, 12:15

StarTalk All-Stars, with Helen Matsos and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Virtue Stage, 1:00

The Weeds (from VOX), with Matt Yglesias, Sarah Kliff, and special guest, Fracture Theatre, 1:00

Conversation with the Big Guy, with Ryback, Pat Buck, and friends, Mack Weldon Stage, 1:30

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