FULL VIDEO | Woody Allen - The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence joins Academy Award-winning filmmaker Woody Allen at his screening room in New York City where Allen shares insights on his career, philosophy, education, politics and the struggle to find meaning in the universe. Allen’s latest memoir, Apropos of Nothing, is available now.

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Woody Allen is an American film director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades.

Described by film critic Roger Ebert as “a treasure of the cinema”, Allen has received numerous accolades and honors, including dozens of Academy Award nominations (16 for Best Original Screenplay alone), winning four (one for Best Director and three for Best Original Screenplay). He has also won nine British Academy Film Awards, The BAFTA Fellowship, and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. He was also nominated for a Tony Award (for Bullets Over Broadway) and a Grammy (for his 1964 comedy album, Woody Allen).

The Writers Guild of America named his screenplay for Annie Hall first on its list of the "101 Funniest Screenplays". In 2004 Comedy Central ranked Allen fourth on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, while a UK survey ranked Allen the third-greatest comedian.

Woody Allen is also a jazz musician whose band plays New Orleans style jazz at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan regularly.

Along with Martin Scorsese, Allen created The Film Foundation, a nonprofit film preservation organization that collaborates with film studios to restore prints of old or damaged films.

Allen has also penned thirteen Broadway theater productions and directed six. He has released six comedy albums and is also the author of six books, including his most recent memoir, Apropos of Nothing.

The Origins Podcast, a production of The Origins Project Foundation, features in-depth conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world about the issues that impact all of us in the 21st century. Host, theoretical physicist, lecturer, and author, Lawrence M. Krauss, will be joined by guests from a wide range of fields, including science, the arts, and journalism. The topics discussed on The Origins Podcast reflect the full range of the human experience - exploring science and culture in a way that seeks to entertain, educate, and inspire.

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Thomas Ruwart
Thomas Ruwart:
When he was talking about life expectancy, it reminded me of his comment on death: "I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens." --Woody Allen
no pe
no pe:
"eternity is a really long time, especially near the end" - Woody Allen
Bianca Donzelli
Bianca Donzelli:
In Europe we love Woody Allen.
Pardeep Sahota
Pardeep Sahota:
What a fantastic way to spend my Sunday locked down in London. A brilliant conversation and one I will visit again.
Michael Kingsbury
Michael Kingsbury:
Thank you for bringing a neo-blacklisted American artist back to the public.
David Mann
David Mann:
I enjoyed the interview, but too many times I felt that when Woody was about to continue an interesting line of thought, he was interrupted. But always nice to hear him.
Brian Battles
Brian Battles:
"Who cares what I think?" Only the few hundred million people who have seen your films
Daniyal Raza Kazmi
Daniyal Raza Kazmi:
Woody Allen, is funny as hell. Such refreshing to listen to one of the greatest American writer.
Cristian D'Aloisio
Cristian D'Aloisio:
What a great interview, what a treat. Thanks!
Moreover audio and video quality are great too.
Keep this up Mr. Lawrence! Much love💙
Priceless interview with an amazing man.. Thank you, Lawrence🥰
Nietzsches Muse
Nietzsches Muse:
I looove Woody Allen's movies comedies and books. When I was a teen my dream was to learn English to be able to understand his movies. He is the most interesting film director and writer alive he is brilliant and funny and original total genius! This talk is hilarious!! I love how the interviewer used Allen's discourse to connect with him. Woody Allen is L'enfant Terrible of American cinema. Most folks are typical Woody Allen is unorthodox.
Antonia Tejeda Barros
Antonia Tejeda Barros:
"The artist's job ... is to try, given the bleakness of the Universe and the fate of man and the emptiness and meaninglessness of it, to find a reason to go on" / What a wonderful quote! I totally agree!
Montgomery Ramone
Montgomery Ramone:
One of the best Woody Allen interviews ever! Thank you. A great distraction!
one of the best, articulated and profound dialoges with the master I've ever heard. Thank you, well done.
V H:
I love the face that woody allen makes when they quote him. he's like, "Did I say that?" lol
Mark Williams
Mark Williams:
The honesty is brutal.. yet wonderful and welcome especially in these times
Mike G
Mike G:
Woody "I Think, Therefore I Suffer" Allen
Antonia Tejeda Barros
Antonia Tejeda Barros:
Wonderful podcast. You made my day! So wonderful to hear Woody's voice and all the interesting things he has to say. Thanks a lot. Woody is a genius. A gem. A treasure for humanity. Please keep creating, Woody! Your movies make life better!
Henrique Northfleet
Henrique Northfleet:
Sometimes Krauss interview himself forgetting Allen. And the viewers are not really interested on this aspect of an interview, or???
Mary Wild
Mary Wild:
I adore Woody Allen! Thank you so much for this wonderful interview.
b lasangna
b lasangna:
It's really hard to convince someone to be optimistic. Especially when he doesn't want to.
"So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time..."
Brian Battles
Brian Battles:
"I'm sure they'll all asleep by now, and if they're not they should be!" Best line in the interview! 😁😄
Aadhav Aady
Aadhav Aady:
thank you so much origin podcast, thank you so so soooooo much, we need more love for woody like this
Kathryn Tate
Kathryn Tate:
I found refuge in your conclusion of the "big questions" in one of your movies where you said that there were no finalities to the meaning of life, but one could still have fun in life.
Hagbard Celine
Hagbard Celine:
Nature works in a way where the alpha male always has the advantage, then came along Woody and put a spanner in the works..
Rick Jones
Rick Jones:
One of the great directors... up there with Wells, Hitchcock,Bergman, Huston, Kubrick etc and the man has the gift of laughter
Brian Case
Brian Case:
OMG, this was excellent. I mean, it's almost like a woody allen movie in and of itself. I was laughing my ass off most of the time. Thanks for this! I should add that this came at a critical moment for me during this wretched pandemic. Harrumph. You may have saved my life.
Baris Baser
Baris Baser:
Was a joy to listen to, remarkable discussion Lawrence thanks for sharing!
Peek Bee
Peek Bee:
Thank you for doing this.
Woody Allen is a genius. Deal with it!
Autéur Livré
Autéur Livré:
omigod, he's hilarious!
Seriously, thank you so much for this. Huge Allen fan.
Michael McIntosh Drums
Michael McIntosh Drums:
Man, when you have such an interesting person to talk to, please, please leave some space, some air into which the guest can expand. Don't jump in so quickly, or interrupt, ever - it isn't really a conversation; you're just the prompt. 👍
lucas accardo
lucas accardo:
Interviewer talks too much and interrupts a lot, an interview like this should have been 80 per cent voice of Woody, not 50.
Rafael Dutra Assis
Rafael Dutra Assis:
Amazing interview!
Daniel John Williams
Daniel John Williams:
Just a wonderful interview!
Thanks a lot for this gem, I really enjoyed it.
Kamila Pavlova
Kamila Pavlova:
Amazing interview, loved it!
Oooo, thank you so much Dr. Lawrence Krauss !!!!!!!! <3
Harshal Alurkar
Harshal Alurkar:
Such an inspiring, insightful treasure trove. Thank you Mr. Allen, Mr. Krauss & the team for these ruminations that I shall absorb forever.
Sandy Galbraith
Sandy Galbraith:
That was a joy to watch and listen to. A very good line of questioning that brought out thoughtful and insightful responses from Woody. Well done to both of you.
Laurent D'Hondt
Laurent D'Hondt:
Great talk, loved it
I loved it, thank you. Subscribed !
Elena Fusaroli
Elena Fusaroli:
A new interview with Woody in 2021?! Wow, so many thanks from Italy for doing this and sharing it!
Woody's point of view was always so clearly and uniquely displayed in his movies and comedy. So many gems came from the mind of this person, and they were so helpful to many of us as a distraction from our human misery. So, many thanks Woody. Mission accomplished!
Purple Rose of Cairo, Alice (easily my favorite, and I even don't really know why), Annie and I, Sleeper, Play it again Sam, Deconstructing Harry... so many beautiful, meaningful, simply displayed works of art. And at his age he was willing to do such a long interview, this was generous of him.
Oh, what a great artist, seriously. He is starting to age and that makes me a bit sad and nostalgic.
The Front is a masterpiece and a very underrated movie on McCarthyism; if you missed it, you really need to watch it!
Youssef Malki
Youssef Malki:
You bet your ass i want this guitar Class!
Lawernce I think your'e a wonderful wonderful interviewer! You did an outstanding job presenting all these quotes of woody to him. It made the discussion much deeper and facinating listening to. Thank you for this very nice distraction
John Hester
John Hester:
So glad you are continuing to do the Origins project. Discovered when you were doing them at the University.
Tabor Talk
Tabor Talk:
Oh wow - I just finished listening to the audio only of this Woody Allen episode... I didn’t know the video was available... I’ll watch again.. great episode.. Woody is fantastic here - funny, relaxed, philosophical... thumbs up!
Michael McIntosh Drums
Michael McIntosh Drums:
By the way, I really enjoyed this. 👍
Sam Seal
Sam Seal:
Kudos to the director of this who just set it up and didn't try to impose their personality on it. The two big personalities were plenty.
But in doing it so elegantly and with no frills you did tell us something about yourself, herr director. You got class.
Karen Bashley
Karen Bashley:
Look at you insighting change! LOLAL <3
rick gray
rick gray:
one of the best interviews i've ever listened to, both what was said by both lawrence and woody but mostly mr krauss's skill as an interviewer. yes, there was too much interruption at times but..... a good time spent
What a treat ! cheers Lawrence !
Triple Crown
Triple Crown:
I don't know who you are, Mr. Krauss, but you're a wonderful interviewer. I plan on listening to your YT catalogue, as well as researching into your bio. TY for this interview & your channel.
I love Woody Allen ❤️
E Jay
E Jay:
Hey Mr Krauss!
Thanks for posting this!
How about making a podcast where you discuss consciousness in depth with Sam Harris.
Keep up the great work!

Eleo (Norway)
Two geniuses!
Mer T
Mer T:
On Friday, in the middle of this awful pandemic (before curfew and following all rules, masks, social distancing, etc, etc...) my husband and I went to a wonderful old cinema here in Barcelona called Phenomena and saw Hannah and her Sisters, it was so wonderful! We saw Manhattan in that cinema a few weeks ago. I hope they'll show Husbands and Wives, another favorite of ours.
Adam V.D.M
Adam V.D.M:
Amazing intro man!
Very interesting interview. Should have more views. Felt like 15-20 minutes at best.
This is a good conversation, logic + dialog = brilliance.
Greg Mattson
Greg Mattson:
you know, I found this interview oddly soothing. when I consider that things are indeed pointless from a cosmic point of view it frees you up so profoundly. you get to concentrate on YOUR meaning and what YOU enjoy, not think of yourself in some grand purpose where you are not living up to your potential. I don't find the prospect of limitless nothingness all that terrible. for one, I don't believe it to be true. I find endless, random reincarnation FAR more likely and far more terrible, ie: where there is no rhyme nor reason as to where you'll end up next, no memory of previous existences, no thread binding you to past lives, etc. Much more likely that the probability of you existing in some form is a high probability than vanishingly small. THIS thought is what truly terrifies me - endless lives, endless existences, endless perishings, all without meaning. And given how much nature seems to like cruelty, all most likely in large amounts of pain.

I don't know - either that or this pandemic thing is just getting to me.
Kahlo Diego
Kahlo Diego:
I want your glasses.
That is great. I love Woody Allen.
I must say, it's getting to the point where once you've seen one Woody interview you've seen them all.

This is still great stuff, but he's answered almost all these questions dozens of times in the past...
Sonny Cee Playlist
Sonny Cee Playlist:
Robert Terkowitz
Robert Terkowitz:
Why doesn't Woody protect his rep from HBO and Mia via the lawsuit?
Diane Bonneau
Diane Bonneau:
Look to Eckhart Tolle, Woody, for answers. 🔥
What he says about the sun is exactly how I feel, it’s about the color palette, mood and softness, harsh sun is horrendous light and creates uneventful moods.
No. 759
No. 759:
Thank God for WA!
Micah Van Hove
Micah Van Hove:
lovely thanks. When was this recorded?
Chris Walp
Chris Walp:
Thank you!!!
I totally agree with your point about Camus, I think that the Myth of Sysiphus is a metaphor for human life, especially when Camus ends the essay saying that we have to think that Sysiphus is happy. This is especially true for artists. The world is ransom and absurd. We each find our own meaning. In the case of a filmmaker, when he's finished a film, the rock has rolled to the top of the hill, and he's happy. Now he has to go back down the hill and begin the process all over again, begin his next film, begin rolling the rock up the hill.
Miguel Ángel Juani
Miguel Ángel Juani:
Traducción en español por favor!!
King Chandler Brown IV
King Chandler Brown IV:
This us AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniyal Raza Kazmi
Daniyal Raza Kazmi:
Woody Allen is awesome.
King Chandler Brown IV
King Chandler Brown IV:
Great stuff!!!!!!!
Robert Pembroke
Robert Pembroke:
It's the MIA joke again:)
Lawrence is (I believe) nervous and Woody is being gracious. I would have enjoyed hearing more from Woody Allen. Liked it though!
I love how well grounded, and humble, and centered Woody Allen is. I'm sure that's been key to how prolific he has been, not worrying about what people say about him, or think about him, or his work, or what awards he might win, etc., etc. Very healthy attitude that I think more artists should emulate.
1:35:52 I think Woody would do a good Robert De Niro impression.
Lawrence Krauss needs to shut up once in a while
Enjoyed this.
Robert Kahn
Robert Kahn:
Such a great character. Always interesting.
when was this recorded?
Modern Archive
Modern Archive:
I almost understood quantum physics when Mr. Krauss explained it. Look for that video if you share my modest ambition. TO HELP YOU FIND IT: He was on a stage at one of the many thousands of science and math conferences available on Youtube.. It's the one where he looks like a typical professor except for his shiny red foot wear.He is that rare professor who traffics in ideas many levels of comprehension beyond the average person's and who never forgets to stop the van and let his students hop in.
AD Electronic Teardowns
AD Electronic Teardowns:
I like his films, especially the early funny ones...
Antonia Tejeda Barros
Antonia Tejeda Barros:
Woody is the best! More about Woody here: https://www.ibelievewoody.com/ (I included this awesome conversation too).
Tuck Kamin
Tuck Kamin:
Bravo !
Nicole S
Nicole S:
‘ All I wanted, was a tie..’
Andy H
Andy H:
W.A. humor type is the best humor type.
He directs actors the best or all directors i saw directing.
Nelson Galvan
Nelson Galvan:
Woody Allen: an honest atheist.
AntiZeph Daniel
AntiZeph Daniel:
Lawrence Krauss is same person as Paul Simon, did you know?
Thanks, Lawrence. I'm really happy to hear from Woody Allen.
I'm not sure what utility your simile about guitar lessons being offered had, however, but to draw attention to the obvious. It's not that the people in your simile don't want lessons for themselves; they don't want anyone to have lessons.
Woody Allen = My HERO!!!! An absolute genius film maker and actor! Can W.A. change your life? Oh YES for me he has. The world is so much more worth living because of Woody. Thank you is so little to express my appreciation to Woody.😊👍🏻❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Thomas Ruwart
Thomas Ruwart:
Woody Allen has been one of my FAVORITE authors, directors, ...etc. since I saw Sleeper and then started reading his books. A true genius! Thanks for having him on the show - a wonderful treat!
Christa Stempel
Christa Stempel:
Well I've always defended Woody Allen against all the onslaught concerning his private life, because I found him to be very creative as a filmmaker, but I do not like a person who doesn't love animals. To me that kind of person has no soul and no depth of being, so I guess all who thought that Woody Allen is creep, were right after all.
kevin percival
kevin percival:
Love it !