Knowing: Robin Williams

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Chances are Robin Williams has made you laugh, cry -- or cry laughing! -- at least once in your lifetime. From sweaty standup riffs to sitcom mayhem as Mork from Ork, to a powerful Oscar-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin was an artist who was constantly pushing his craft. But behind these displays of brilliance was an isolated and often misunderstood man. From Macmillan Podcasts, Knowing: Robin Williams takes you inside the lawless and brilliant mind of one of America’s most beloved comedians. Join New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff and host Kristy Westgard as they share never-before-heard interviews and thoughtful analysis to celebrate the life and legacy of a comedic genius.

Episode Date
The Tiger in Winter

Robin's health is in decline and he is soon diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. On August 11, 2014 he takes his life, but the circumstances that drive him to this tragic end are not what we earlier thought to be true.

Dec 16, 2019
The Golden Dude

Robin caps off 20 years in show business with an Oscar-winning performance, but this is a brief high that can't last. A series of career duds and personal tragedy push Robin back into the depressive and addictive tendencies he's never fully addressed.  

Dec 09, 2019
A Conversation with Chris Gethard

This week, we sit down with comedian Chris Gethard to talk about performing improv with Robin and the stigma of the depressed artist. 

Dec 02, 2019
The Father Man

Robin shows he's leading man material with hits like Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and Aladdin. But, his burgeoning film career cuts into time spent with his growing and changing family.  

Nov 25, 2019
The Cost of Fame

Robin is confronted with the brutalities of drugs, addiction and fame. To learn more about Robin, check out Dave Itzkoff's book, Robin, here. Stay up to date on the latest at Macmillan by checking out this newsletter here

Nov 18, 2019
A Conversation with Jimmy Pardo

This week we're speaking with comedian Jimmy Pardo about Robin's special brand of comedy and the struggle to stay fresh in comedy. We also share some classic Robin standup bits. Be sure to check out Jimmy's podcast, Never Not Funny.

Nov 11, 2019
The Robin Show

Robin's hustling pays off when he lands a role that makes him a household name. But, the thrills of Hollywood begin to strain his personal relationships. 

Nov 04, 2019
The Comet

Robin finds solace in a lonely childhood through comedy and defies his father's wishes to eventually pursue acting at Juilliard. But, his pinball energy proves hard to contain in the structure of academia.        

Oct 28, 2019
Introducing Knowing: Robin Williams

From the magic to the mundane -- and everything in between -- get to know Robin Williams like never before. Coming October 28th from Macmillan Podcasts. 

Oct 09, 2019