Episodes

Episode 79: Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema - Dunkirk

Aug. 2, 2017

Spectacular, jaw-dropping, sweeping and intimate - Dunkirk marks the return of director Christopher Nolan and our guest cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema. The World War ll drama is a different type of war story, about braver…

Episode 78: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud with author Anne Helen Petersen & Our Summer Tips

June 27, 2017

Just in time for Summer we round up our best pop …

Episode 77: Television Maverick: Writer & Producer Chuck Lorre

June 7, 2017

It’s a real joy to welcome this week’s guest – te…

Episode 76: Jon Ronson & Helen Hollyman

May 30, 2017

On Pop Culture Confidential this week we speak wi…

Episode 75: Culinary writer Katie Parla & The Nerdist’s Alicia Lutes

May 17, 2017

Pasta, Italy, Master of None, Wonder Woman and th…

Episode 74: News, Trends and Controversies - The 2017 Spring Roundup

May 9, 2017

On this week’s episode of Pop Culture Confidentia…

Episode 72: Tony Hale – Star of Veep & Arrested Development

April 11, 2017

From Buster on Arrested Development, to his Emmy winning role as the devoted body man to Selina Meyer on Veep – Tony Hale has already proven that he is one of our generation’s comedy greats. Host Christina Jeurling Birro is …

Episode 71: From Frasier, 24, Fargo and Legion - Jean Smart, TV Royalty

March 24, 2017

With unforgettable performances in Frasier, 24, and now one of this seasons’ most acclaimed new series Legion - Jean Smart is television royalty with a career spanning three decades and three Emmy wins. Smart’s career includ…

Episode 70: ‘Missing Richard Simmons’ with Dan Taberski

March 14, 2017

Richard Simmons, workout and fitness guru, is a true American pop culture icon. One example of the empire he built is his workout video “Sweatin’ to the Oldies”, which sold millions of copies. Three years ago Simmons mysteri…

Episode 69: The stars of Orange is the New Black and Netflix Ted Sarandos

March 8, 2017

Now that the film award season has come to a dramatic conclusion we are happy to turn our attention to the upcoming season of television. This week’s episode of Pop Culture Confidential covers the recent Netflix event in Ber…

Episode 68: The 2017 Oscar Special

Feb. 22, 2017

The Academy Awards are upon us and this is the an…

Episode 67: Eugene Lee - Legendary SNL Production Designer

Feb. 16, 2017

For those who follow Pop Culture Confidential, you know that we LOVE Saturday Night Live (SNL) and refer often to how it has influenced pop culture over the decades. We are so excited to be joined this week by Eugene Lee, wh…

Episode 66: Colleen Atwood - Three-Time Oscar-Winning Costume Designer

Feb. 9, 2017

Scissor hands, face masks and apes – oh my! Three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood has dressed some of the most iconic characters on the big screen. This includes Hannibal Lecter, Edward Scissorhands, Roxie…

Episode 65: Disney animation legends ride the waves with Moana

Feb. 2, 2017

Their legendary careers have included the animate…

Episode 64: Damien Chazelle & Mandy Moore – La La Land

Jan. 18, 2017

When we say La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is one of the most buzzed about films this awards season – we’re not kidding! The film won every in every category it was nominated for at this years Golden Globes,…

Episode 63: Kirsten Johnson - Director of ‘Cameraperson'

Jan. 11, 2017

Veteran filmmaker and documentary cinematographer…

Episode 62: Hollywood Legend Roger Corman & Professor Lilly Goren

Jan. 3, 2017

We kick-off the New Year with a true Hollywood legend - Roger Corman, whose latest film Death Race 2050 is perfectly timed for the current political landscape. Then host Christina Jeurling Birro discusses politics and pop cu…

Episode 61: The Legacy of The Daily Show

Dec. 21, 2016

If you are a loyal listener of Pop Culture Confid…

Episode 60: Oscar Predictions with Gregory Ellwood & Josefin Asplund star of Vikings

Dec. 15, 2016

We are very excited that awards season is finally…

Episode 59: Steven Knight, Screenwriter of ‘Allied’

Dec. 8, 2016

A Canadian spy, a French resistance fighter, and …

Episode 58: Dr. Jessica Coon ‘Arrival’ & Vinzenz Kiefer ‘Jason Bourne’

Dec. 1, 2016

Aliens, hackers and awesome prizes on this week’s…

Episode 57: Morgan Spurlock, director of “Rats”

Nov. 12, 2016

Disgusting vermin multiplying before our eyes, th…

Episode 56: Star of Atlanta – Brian Tyree Henry

Nov. 1, 2016

Race, sexual politics, masculinity, friendship and parenthood – the new FX TV show Atlanta tackles all of these subjects with uncompromising honesty and humour. This week host Christina Jeurling Birro is joined by one of the…

Episode 55: Joe Swanberg, creator of ‘Easy’ on Netflix

Oct. 26, 2016

This week host Christina Jeurling Birro is joined…