Tavis Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television show Tavis Smiley on PBS, now in its 14th season. He is the author or co-author of 21 books, and his non-profit Tavis Smiley Foundation is now in the midst of a $3 million four-year campaign called "Ending Poverty: America's Silent Spaces' to help focus on alleviating endemic poverty in America. TIME magazine named Smiley to the TIME 100, a list of "The World's 100 Most Influential People. On "The Tavis Smiley Podcast", Tavis will be sharing personal opinions on culture and current events, as he invites guests from a variety of backgrounds, including celebrities, authors, academics, attorneys, political representatives and more, to debate unique themes only he could identify. A well-known and outspoken intellectual and advocate, Smiley also shares his impassioned commentary on unique subjects each week, leaving you fired up to discuss controversial topics and join the in-show conversation through social media and more.