Emily Nussbaum and Baratunde Thurston

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In Your Face-New York has two incredible hosts for our May episode: Emily Nussbaum and Baratunde Thurston.

New Yorkers don't do anything in moderation. That includes binge-watching TV. Learn the secrets of this critical skill from Pulitzer Prize winning TV critic for "The New Yorker" Emily Nussbaum as she explains how she navigates through 400 hours of programming a week. Baratunde Thurston, NY Times best-selling author of "How to Be Black," will explore, why if this town isn't working for white people, it sure isn't working for him.

Joining them will be economist and Morning Joe panelist Steve Rattner on the city's loopy economy and Annabelle Gurwitch, revisiting her days and nights in New York's experimental theater scene. Julian Velard will join us to sing his New York flavored songs about love, loss and money. Writer for the hit TV show "The Americans," Peter Ackerman will present Chapter IV of our serialized novella "Author to Come."

Jazz legend Jay Leonhart leads the amazing 1-Train Band.