Billy Porter On 'Pose,' 'Kinky Boots' And More : Pop Culture Happy Hour A special bonus feed drop from the NPR podcast It's Been A Minute With Sam Sanders. Billy Porter is a force to be reckoned with. A Tony Award-winning Broadway performer. A fashion icon with unforgettable red carpet looks. An Emmy Award-winning actor (with another nomination under his belt this year). Currently, Porter stars in the acclaimed FX show Pose, all about New York's underground ball culture in the 80s and 90s. It's also takes place during the height of the HIV-AIDS crisis. Sam talks to Porter about the parallels between that crisis and the one we're living in today, about growing up in the church, and why — despite everything that's happened this year — love will always win.

Billy Porter On 'Pose,' 'Kinky Boots' And More

Billy Porter On 'Pose,' 'Kinky Boots' And More

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Billy Porter on the red carpet for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb hide caption

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Billy Porter on the red carpet for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

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A special bonus feed drop from the NPR podcast It's Been A Minute With Sam Sanders. Billy Porter is a force to be reckoned with. A Tony Award-winning Broadway performer. A fashion icon with unforgettable red carpet looks. An Emmy Award-winning actor (with another nomination under his belt this year). Currently, Porter stars in the acclaimed FX show Pose, all about New York's underground ball culture in the 80s and 90s. It's also takes place during the height of the HIV-AIDS crisis. Sam talks to Porter about the parallels between that crisis and the one we're living in today, about growing up in the church, and why — despite everything that's happened this year — love will always win.