Episodes

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…

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…