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Two Of The Greats: Robin Williams And George Carlin

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From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. Dave Itzkoff's new biography is Robin.

And 10 years after his death, a look back at the work of George Carlin.


  • Dave Itzkoff - A culture reporter for The New York Times and the author of Robin (@ditzkoff)
  • Shawn Murray - A stand-up comedian and writer and a host of the Fantasy Filmball podcast (@HighbrowShawn)
  • Carolyn Paine - An actress, comedian, and dancer, and she is the founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance (@CarolynPaine)
  • James Sullivan - Author of 7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin (@sullivanjames)

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Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired June 21, 2018.

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