Episodes

216: Oscar nominations! Surprises, snubs & reactions. With Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch)

March 16, 2021

Erik Anderson, editor-in-chief of AwardsWatch joins us to talk about the Oscar nominations. The surprises, snubs and analysis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

215: 'Allen v. Farrow'. Interview with director Amy Ziering

March 5, 2021

Award winning filmmaker Amy Ziering joins us to talk about the much discussed 4 part HBO documentary series ‘Allen v. Farrow’. In ‘Allen v Farrow’ Ziering and co-director Kirby Dick examine the 1992 the sexual assault allega…

214: Golden Globe Awards! Predictions and the HFPA controversies (with critic Thelma Adams)

Feb. 24, 2021

Scandals! Predictions! Fun! Critic and author The…

213: Scandals & reckonings. We talk Whedon, Carano and 'Framing Britney Spears' with Megan McLachlan

Feb. 18, 2021

Writer Megan McLachlan (Buzzfeed, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, AwardsDaily) joins us to talk about the latest news, controversies and Hollywood implosions. News and revelations that have rocked the pop culture landscap…

212: Actor Nathaniel Curtis 'It's a Sin'

Feb. 11, 2021

Actor Nathaniel Curtis joins us to talk about his performance in Russell T Davies powerful, emotional and daring new series “It’s a Sin” about a group of friends in the 80s, grappling with the rise of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. …

211: Sundance Film Festival 2021 Special! Reviews and news. With Erik Anderson, Awardswatch

Jan. 31, 2021

Christina and Erik Anderson (Editor-in-Chief, Awa…

210: Director Edoardo Ponti on 'The Life Ahead', directing his mother Sophia Loren and more

Jan. 29, 2021

An intimate conversation with writer/director Edoardo Ponti about his critically acclaimed new movie ‘The Life Ahead’. On the directing his mother, screen legend Sophia Loren, his parents influence, award season buzz and so …

209: Our Sundance Film Festival preview special! With Erik Anderson, AwardsWatch

Jan. 26, 2021

Welcome to our Sundance Film Festival 2021 previe…

208: Jessica Bruder Journalist/Author 'Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Jan. 24, 2021

Our guest this week is journalist and Columbia Journalism School Professor Jessica Bruder. She is the author of ‘Nomadland’, now a major motion picture and Oscar frontrunner starring Frances McDormand, directed by Chloé Zhao…

207: Actor Paul Raci 'Sound of Metal'

Jan. 10, 2021

Join us for an intimate conversation with this seasons' breakout star Paul Raci. Mr Raci is already garnering awards buzz for his role as Joe, a deaf Vietnam veteran and leader of a rehab for the deaf, in the critical acclai…

Epi 205: Director/writer/Pixar chief Pete Docter & Producer Dana Murray of Pixar/Disney's "Soul"

Dec. 21, 2020

Happy Holidays listeners! Such a great Christmas special for you this week. A conversation with Pixar’s Pete Docter (co-writer, co-director & Pixar Chief Creative Officer) and Dana Murray (Producer) about SOUL, the new criti…

Episode 204: Actor Glynn Turman "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Dec. 9, 2020

Iconic, Emmy winning actor Glynn Turman (Cooley High, The Wire, In Treatment, Fargo) joins us this week! We talk about his role as Toledo in the new Netflix movie ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, working with Chadwick Boseman on …

203:Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch) is back! Film/industry &awards, WW84, Mank, Hopkins, Boseman & more!

Nov. 24, 2020

It’s time for one of our regular chats with the g…

Episode 202: Arliss Howard ("Mank")

Nov. 13, 2020

Don’t miss this exclusive and compelling conversation with actor/writer/director Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, Natural Born Killers, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad, Moneyball, Manhunt) A journey into his process,…

Episode 201: Emerald Fennell (Camilla "The Crown")

Nov. 11, 2020

My guest this week is the multi-talented Emerald Fennell (actor, novelist, writer and director). She stars in Netflix ‘The Crown’ as Camilla Shand, one part of what might be the worlds most famous ménage-à-trois. Fennell has…

Episode 200: Viggo Mortensen ('Falling')

Oct. 29, 2020

Welcome to the 200th episode of Pop Culture Confidential and we are thrilled to have actor/writer/director Viggo Mortensen with us! The Danish/American, three time Oscar nominee is known from such diverse films as The Lord o…

199 'Everything is changing...forever' Future of movies/the industry. w/ Erik Anderson/AwardsWatch

Oct. 21, 2020

It’s a difficult year at the movies but also full…

Ep 198 David Litt fmr Obama speechwriter(Democracy In One Book Or Less) on the 2020 election & more.

Oct. 15, 2020

David Litt, former speechwriter to President Obama, is our guest this week. The author of the book ‘Democracy in One Book or Less’ talks to us about the 2020 election, Trumps messaging these last 20 days, the Amy Coney Barre…

Episode 197: Kirsten Johnson "Dick Johnson is Dead"

Oct. 7, 2020

Our favorite! Director, filmmaker and cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson) joins Pop Culture Confidential again to talk about her brilliant new documentary ‘Dick Johnson is Dead’ (Netflix). The very personal, funny…

Epi 196 Alicia Vikander 'The Glorias', playing icon Gloria Steinem & finding her own voice (Replay)

Sept. 21, 2020

“I thought a lot about growing up, about finding your own voice, who you are, what you want to do and the struggle of getting there!” We are replaying our interview with actor Alicia Vikander, from this spring, ahead of the …

Epi 195 Madonna's biopic! Film festivals! Oscar race! Movies are back!(w/ Erik Anderson AwardsWatch)

Sept. 15, 2020

Erik Anderson of AwardsWatch.com is back to fill …

Episode 194: Our HUGE 2020 Emmy predictions show! With critic Thelma Adams

Sept. 10, 2020

Critic Thelma Adams (The NY Times, Variety, expe…

Episode 193: Cynthia Nixon ('Ratched')

Sept. 3, 2020

So happy to have actor and activist Cynthia Nixon back with us on Pop Culture Confidential! Since we last spoke Ms Nixon has run for Governor of New York and is now starring in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix show ‘Ratched’. …