Steve Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.
Actor Steve Martin and “The New Yorker” cartoonist Harry Bliss discuss why they decided to collaborate on their book “A Wealth of Pigeons” for a witty collection of cartoons.In Hot Topics, the co-hosts weigh in on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan telling Pres. Trump to concede, question is the COVID-19 outbreak stopped office romances, and more.
Between the two of them, Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin have nearly a century of experience in the delicate art of telling jokes. In a conversation with Susan Morrison during the 2020 New Yorker Festival, they discussed their long careers, learning how to adjust to new cultural forces, and the process of aging. Plus, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax perform a piece of music that they have both been playing for more than forty years: Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major. “This is such open, hopeful music,” Ax said. Yet Beethoven signed one manuscript of the music, “amid tears and sorrow.” “I thought this was a good piece for this moment,” Ma told The New Yorker’s music critic Alex Ross. “Because people are suffering, and we do think that music can give comfort.”
We're revisiting one of our favorite interviews from our archive, with comic Steve Martin from when his memoir 'Born Standing Up' was released in 2008. When he started doing comedy in the 1970s, his audiences often didn't know what to make of him. His material was somewhere between vaudeville and performance art. As a kid, he sold guide books in Disneyland, and hung out in magic shops while spending hours working up a magic act. Martin tells us about his years as a stand up comic—and why he ended that part of his career. Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the recent 90th birthday salute to Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, which is available online.
Stephen Martin, co-author of Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, and Why, CEO of Influence at Work and Professor of Behavioral Science joins us for this episode to discuss the core of his recent work. Why do we accept the exact same truth from one source but deny it from another? You'll want to Stephen for this one because he's got an astounding message.Take a look at Stephen Martin's book, Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, and Why Listener TribeWe have our own private social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative podcast. You can meet other listeners, discuss episodes, and we even have the opportunity to run live Q&A’s. Just visit to sign up.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
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