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Blank on Blank Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

64 Episodes 2021 - 0

Episode 1

Larry King on Being Seduced

6 mins

Larry King recalls a moment of "radio interruptus". From a lost 2001 Esquire interview.

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Episode 2

Wilt Chamberlain on Tall Tales

6 mins

Wilt Chamberlain in 1992 as interviewed by Ann Liguori.

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Episode 3

David Foster Wallace on Ambition

6 mins

Interview by Leonard Lopate, WNYC, March 4, 1996

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Episode 4

Beastie Boys on Being Stupid

6 mins

Interview by Rocci Fisch for ABC News Radio, 1985, Washington, D.C.

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Episode 5

James Brown on Conviction, Respect and Reagan

6 mins

A classic lost interview with the "Godfather of Soul", James Brown.

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Episode 6

Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid

6 mins

A lost 2009 interview with Maurice Sendak on childhood.

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Episode 7

Louis Armstrong on His Chops

6 mins

Louis Armstrong as interviewed in 1964 by Michael Aisner and James R. Stein.

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Episode 8

Ray Charles on Singing True

6 mins

Interview with Ray Charles by Joe Smith, June 3, 1987.

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Episode 9

Kurt Cobain on Identity

6 mins

Kurt Cobain as interviewed by Jon Savage on July 22, 1993.

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Episode 10

Jerry Garcia on the Acid Tests

6 mins

Jerry Garcia as interviewed by Joe Smith on May 23, 1988.

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Episode 11

Tupac Shakur on Life and Death

6 mins

Tupac Shakur in March, 1994 as interviewed by Benjamin Svetkey.

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Episode 12

John Updike on Family Affairs

6 mins

Interview with John Updike by John Freeman, Spring 2002.

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Episode 13

Barry White on Making Love

6 mins

Barry White as interviewed by Joe Smith on April 3, 1987.

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Episode 14

Carol Burnett on Finding Home

6 mins

"When I looked in his eyes, he was there. He was home... I had a dad." - Carol Burnett

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Episode 15

Grace Kelly on JFK

6 mins

Grace Kelly on June 19, 1965 as interviewed by Paul Gallico.

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Episode 16

Stan Getz on Wasted Years

6 mins

Stan Getz as interviewed by Joe Smith on August 7, 1987.

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Episode 17

Heath Ledger on Role Playing

6 mins

"My nervous energy is usually the easiest form of energy to tap into." - Heath Ledger

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Episode 18

Johnny Cash on The Gospel

6 mins

"I just hope and pray I can die with my boots on." - Johnny Cash, 1996

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Episode 19

John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Love

6 mins

"It's all true, folks: all you need is love." - John Lennon, 1969

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Episode 20

Gene Wilder on The Truth

6 mins

"On stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free."

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Episode 21

Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness

6 mins

Conversation with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Simon Critchley on Dec 22, 2012.

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Episode 22

Maya Angelou on Con Men

6 mins

"The only way you can be a mark is if you want something for nothing." - Maya Angelou

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Episode 23

Robin Williams on Masks

6 mins

Re-animated excerpts from an unheard 1991 interview with Robin Williams.

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Episode 24

Tom Robbins on Jitterbugs

6 mins

"If I knew how it was going to end, I probably wouldn't write it." - Tom Robbins in 1994

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Episode 25

B.B. King on The Blues

6 mins

B.B. King in an unheard interview from 1986.

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Episode 26

Lou Reed on Guns & Ammo

6 mins

Lou Reed in an unheard outtake from a 1987 interview.

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Episode 27

Dolly Parton on Getting Dirty

6 mins

Dolly Parton, as recorded in a 1978 interview for Playboy.

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Episode 28

Ray Bradbury on Madmen

6 mins

A lost 1972 interview with Ray Bradbury.

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Episode 29

Joni Mitchell on Illusions

6 mins

Joni Mitchell in 1986, as told to Joe Smith.

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Episode 30

Dave Brubeck on Fighting Communism with Jazz

6 mins

Dave Brubeck in 2008, interviewed by John Dankosky.

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Episode 31

Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful

6 mins

"What's wrong with being fat? That's what I want to know." - Jim Morrison

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Episode 32

Farrah Fawcett on Stiletto Power

6 mins

"I've got on these stiletto heels aimed for his face." - Farrah Fawcett

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Episode 33

Fidel Castro: The Lost Interview

6 mins

"If this Revolution falls, what we will have here in Cuba is a hell." - Fidel Castro

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Episode 34

Janis Joplin on Rejection

6 mins

"In my insides, it really hurts if someone doesn't like me. It's silly." - Janis Joplin

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Episode 35

Tim Gunn On His FBI Agent Father Blank on Blank

6 mins

"I was not the son he wanted to have." - Tim Gunn

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Episode 36

Meryl Streep on Beauty

6 mins

Meryl Streep in 2008, as interviewed by Christine Spines.

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Episode 37

Michael Jackson on Godliness

6 mins

"My singing i'll just say it simple as possible: it's just godly." - Michael Jackson

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Episode 38

Roger Ebert on Ego

6 mins

Roger Ebert in 1990, as interviewed by Lawrence Grobel.

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Episode 39

Dustin Hoffman in 1971 on Duplicity and Famosity

6 mins

Dustin Hoffman in 1971, as interviewed by Milton Hoffman.

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Episode 40

Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

6 mins

"I keep my mouth shut now. I've turned into a professional coward."- Hunter S. Thompson

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Episode 41

Tom Waits on Everything and Nothing

6 mins

"I don't know what the 'big time' is" - Tom Waits in 1988

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Episode 42

Patty Hearst on Reasonable Doubt

6 mins

"I'm sorry, I'm a coward. I didn't want to die." - Patty Hearst in 1982

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Episode 43

Bill Murray on Being Obnoxious

6 mins

"I'm just an obnoxious guy who can make it appear charming." - Bill Murray

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Episode 44

Kurt Vonnegut on Man-Eating Lampreys

6 mins

"Nothing means anything" - Kurt Vonnegut on November 8, 1970

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Episode 45

Nina Simone on Shock

6 mins

"I feel more alive now than I ever have in my life." - Nina Simone

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Episode 46

Garrison Keillor on Humor

6 mins

"There was a price to be paid for being interested in fiction." - Garrison Keillor, 1994

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Episode 47

Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance

6 mins

"Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows"

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Episode 48

Temple Grandin On Her Search Engine

6 mins

"Everything in my mind works like a search engine set for the image function."

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Episode 49

Jane Goodall on Instinct

6 mins

"When I was about 10, 11 I fell in love with Tarzan." - Jane Goodall, 2002

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Episode 50

Dame Stephanie Shirley on Survival Code

6 mins

Dame Stephanie Shirley in 2010 from an oral history at the British Library.

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Episode 51

Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life

6 mins

Buckminster Fuller in 1965, as told to Studs Terkel

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Episode 52

Richard Feynman on What It Means

6 mins

"The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important."

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Episode 53

Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials

6 mins

Carl Sagan on October 4, 1985, as told to Studs Terkel.

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Episode 54

Martin Scorsese on Framing

6 mins

"Sometimes when it all comes together ... you become the film you're making."

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Episode 55

Rod Serling on Kamikazes

6 mins

Rod Serling interviewed in 1963.

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Episode 56

Frank Zappa on Fads

6 mins

"I don't think that there's a girl around that would fit in with what we do."

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Episode 57

Bob Dylan at 20 on Freak Shows

6 mins

"I'm never going to become rich and famous" - Bob Dylan in 1962.

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Episode 58

Marlene Dietrich on Sex Symbols

6 mins

Marlene Dietrich in 1969, as interviewed by Jay Kent Hackleman

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Episode 59

Aldous Huxley on Technodictators

6 mins

"If you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the rule.

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Episode 60

Stevie Wonder on Keys of Life

6 mins

"If God didn't want me to sing it, he wouldn't have given me the talent to do it" - Stevie

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Episode 61

Aldous Huxley on Technodictators

6 mins

Aldous Huxley as interview by Mike Wallace on May 18, 1958.

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Episode 62

Leonard Cohen on Moonlight

6 mins

"I don't feel any compulsion just to stand under the spotlight night after night unless I

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Episode 63

Oliver Sacks on Ripe Bananas

6 mins

"I'm very interested in how people adapt to extremes" - Oliver Sacks on July 28, 1996

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Episode 64

Jacques Cousteau on Atlantis and Cognac

6 mins

"We're going to investigate every single one of these hypotheses, and we'll tell you what

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