Episodes

240: Jonas Poher Rasmussen director of the extraordinary, Sundance award winning documentary 'Flee'

Aug. 15, 2021

Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen joins us to talk about his remarkable animated documentary 'Flee"‘. The Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner ‘FLEE ‘tells the story of Amin, who through a series of interviews with Rasmussen, te…

239: The Britney Spears case, #freebritney and Britneys fight for freedom. With culture writer Constance Grady (vox.com)

Aug. 5, 2021

Culture writer Constance Grady (vox.com) joins us to talk about Britney Spears court case which she has followed closely, the #freebritney movement, how it has started major discussions on reforming conservatorships, the cul…

238: Emmys & Venice & Gucci, oh my! Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch) is back with all the latest on movies, festivals & TV!

July 29, 2021

Erik Anderson, editor-in-chief of AwardsWatch , is BACK! We have a great conversation about the Venice Film Festival line-up, the Cannes winners, early Emmy predictions and those incredible House of Gucci posters. Listen now…

237: Summer revisit: 'Allen v. Farrow'. Interview with director Amy Ziering

July 23, 2021

This week we revisit our interview (from March) with “Allen v. Farrow” director Amy Ziering. Congratulations on getting 7 EMMY nominations including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Directing for …

236: Summer Revisit! Composer Nicholas Britell (The Underground Railroad, Succession, Moonlight)

July 18, 2021

CONGRATS to Nicholas Britell on his Emmy nomination! (score: The Underground Railroad) This week we revisit my interview from a few months ago with award-winning composer Nicholas Britell (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could…

235: Summer Revisit: legend Danny Trejo!

July 8, 2021

This week we listen back to our interview from last year with legend DANNY TREJO! And don’t miss Mr Trejos new memoir ‘Trejo’ released this week. Mr Trejo talks to us about his story, from a life of crime to hard prison t…

234: Summer Revisit! Bo Burnham ('Promising Young Woman')

July 3, 2021

Summer revisit! Our interview with director, actor, comedian Bo Burnham! Burnham stars in one of the best and most discussed films of the season, the critically acclaimed 'Promising Young Woman', written and directed by the …

233: Summer revisit! Brian Cox "Succession"

June 28, 2021

With a new season of ‘Succession” fast approaching, this week we revisit our exclusive hour with actor Brian Cox! Mr Cox joined us to talk about his incredible portrayal of Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession, who he jokingly call…

232: Summer revisit! Host and author Padma Lakshmi 'Taste the Nation', 'Top Chef'.

June 23, 2021

This week we revisit our interview with award winning host, author and executive producer Padma Lakshmi! We talk about her excellent documentary series Taste the Nation (Now shooting season 2!). Here she takes us on a journe…

231: Director Enrico Casarosa & Producer Andrea Warren, Pixar's 'Luca'

June 16, 2021

Director Enrico Casarosa and Producer Andrea Warren join us to talk about their new, magical film ‘Luca’. Enrico Casarosa talks about directing a movie that takes place where he himself grew up, on the beautiful Italian rivi…

230: Cannes line-up 2021! The surprises, snubs & controversies. With Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch)

June 10, 2021

Yes we can-can-can! Erik Anderson, editor-in chief at AwardsWatch joins us to discuss this years Cannes Film Festival line-up, the surprises (F9?), sexy nuns, snubs, the Netflix stand-off, are both Marilyn (‘Blonde’) and Di…

229: An exclusive interview with Madonna's background singer and dancer, Donna De Lory. Celebrating "Madonna: Truth or Dare" 30 years!

June 4, 2021

Let’s celebrate! The groundbreaking documentary “Madonna: Truth or Dare” turns 30 this year, can you believe it? Join us for an exclusive conversation with Donna De Lory, singer, songwriter and legendary background singer/da…

228: "Sopranos Sessions" Actor Vincent Curatola (Johnny 'Sack')

May 27, 2021

Sopranos fans rejoice! The ‘Sopranos Sessions’ is a triple feature exploring the award winning series through critics, cast and creator David Chase. We talk to actor Vincent Curatola about his iconic performance as New York …

227: Most anticipated movies of 2021 & Oscar contenders. plus the Golden Globes fallout! With Erik Anderson, Editor-in-Chief AwardsWatch.com

May 21, 2021

Yay! Erik Anderson AwardsWatch is back with us to talk about the most anticipated movies coming up in 2021, and who already has Oscar 2022 buzz! Plus we talk about the scandals surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Associa…

226: Music Supervisor Iain Cooke “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” (AppleTV+)

May 20, 2021

Award winning music supervisor Iain Cooke (‘Amy’, ‘It’s A Sin’) joins us talk about Apple TV+’s new docuseries “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything”, executive produced by Academy, BAFTA and Grammy Award winners Asi…

225: Actor Aaron Pierre "The Underground Railroad"

May 12, 2021

Actor Aaron Pierre talks to us about stepping into the daunting role of Caesar in Barry Jenkins' masterful adaptation of Colson Whiteheads novel ‘The Underground Railroad’. Jenkins discovered Aaron Pierre onstage in ‘Othello…

224: Actor/Director/Author Justine Bateman on her new book 'Face: One Square Foot of Skin'

May 5, 2021

The reactions to writer, producer, director, Justine Batemans’ new book ‘Face : One Square Foot of Skin’ have been huge and it is already a best seller. The author joins us to talk about the book, why she wrote it and the th…

223: Composer Nicholas Britell (The Underground Railroad, Succession, Moonlight)

April 29, 2021

This week we are joined by award-winning composer Nicholas Britell (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Big Short, Succession). We talk about Mr Britell's deep collaborations with director Barry Jenkins and their most…

222: Our final and complete Oscar predictions 2021! With Erik Anderson, AwardsWatch

April 22, 2021

We are capping off this long awards season with our final, and complete, Oscar predictions for 2021! Joining us is the maestro of Oscar predictions Erik Anderson, Editor-in-Chief at AwardsWatch for an interesting, surprisin…

221: 2021 Oscars special with Kyle Buchanan (NY Times)!

April 20, 2021

A yearly tradition! We are so happy to have Kyle Buchanan (NY Times pop culture reporter and the awards season columnist) with us again this year to talk Oscars 2021. Kyle fills us in on all the behind the scenes info about …

220: Stylist, TV host and fashion expert Joe Katz! The celebrity red carpet, the multi-billion dollar industry & Oscar fashion: hits and misses.

April 16, 2021

We are getting ready for Oscar with a very special episode! This week we dive into the ‘red carpet industrial complex’,  the multi billion dollar world of fashion & celebrity styling with expert in the field , Mr Joe Katz. P…

219: Most anticipated TV dramas of the season! With Eric Deggans, author and NPR TV critic

April 14, 2021

Always a blast to have author and critic Eric Deggans (NPR) with us to talk about the seasons most anticipated TV dramas. What to watch, what to skip! From HBO’s ‘Mare of Easttown’ starring Kate Winslet to Disney + ‘Loki’, A…

218: From Gaga to the Godfather! A conversation about upcoming biopics and movies about Hollywood with critic John Bleasdale

March 30, 2021

Film writer and critic John Bleasdale (The Guardian, The Independent, Sight & Sound) joins us for a conversation about some of the very interesting, upcoming biopics about iconic figures and films about Hollywood. From Krist…

217: Bo Burnham 'Promising Young Woman'

March 23, 2021

Comedian, director, actor Bo Burnham stars in one of the best and most discussed films of the season, the critically acclaimed 'Promising Young Woman', written and directed by the Oscar nominated Emerald Fennell. Burnham joi…