Larry Wilmore is “Black on the Air” in new podcast series with The Ringer

After almost a year off the air since Comedy Central abruptly canceled The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore is Black on the Air.

That’s the title of Wilmore’s new podcast, announced today by The Ringer as part of its podcast network. Wilmore will kick off his podcast series with guest Norman Lear on May 11.

“Larry is one of a kind — not just one of the best thinkers and fearless voices we have, but someone who can talk to anyone about anything,” said The Ringer’s CEO Bill Simmons in a press release. “He will land a steady flow of fascinating guests, too. I think it makes perfect sense for Larry to become the 22,354,919th human being with a podcast.”

Here’s the official description from The Ringer:

Emmy Award — winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

The first episode with guest Norman Lear will be available on Thursday, May 11. Future guests include Bernie Sanders and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Subscribe now!

Listen to a tease now:

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