Episodes

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’. …

Episode 192: It's the HUGE 'Tenet' discussion episode! Guest: film critic John Bleasdale

Aug. 28, 2020

Film writer and critic John Bleasdale (The Guardi…

Epi 191: Professor Lilly Goren on Senator Kamala Harris, historic VP pic and pop culture +politics .

Aug. 17, 2020

“I want to be the last voice in the room” A partn…

Episode 189: Danny Trejo 'Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo'

Aug. 5, 2020

DANNY TREJO, the legend, on Pop Culture Confidential! Mr Trejo talks to us about his story, from a life of crime to hard prison time at San Quentin and Folsom prisons. How he turned his life around and how a promise to alway…

Episode 187: Brian Cox "Succession"

July 13, 2020

An exclusive hour with actor Brian Cox! Mr Cox joins us to talk about his incredible portrayal of Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession, who he jokingly calls his “evil twin”. We go deep into the making of the show, his thoughts on …

Episode 186: Director Sam Feder 'Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen' (Netflix)

July 10, 2020

Director Sam Feder joins us to talk aboutDirector Sam Feder joins us to talk about his critically acclaimed documentary 'DISCLOSURE: Trans Lives on Screen', streaming now on Netflix! The doc looks at transgender representati…

Episode 184: Host and author Padma Lakshmi 'Taste the Nation', 'Top Chef'

June 16, 2020

Award winning host, author and executive producer Padma Lakshmi joins us this week! We talk about her excellent new documentary series 'Taste the Nation' (Hulu). Here she takes us on a journey across the US exploring the div…

Epi 183: Karina Longworth (You Must Remember This) on "Polly Platt, The Invisible Woman' and more

June 11, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome Karina Longworth to the show! Longworth is the creator and host of the now iconic podcast 'You Must Remember This'. Her excellent new season is called ‘Polly Platt, The Invisible Woman’ about the i…

Epi 182: Author/Media analyst Eric Deggans " Why the Images of George Floyd Dying Broke the Nation"

June 3, 2020

Eric Deggans, media analyst (NPR/NBC) and author of ‘Race-Baiter: How The Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation’ joins us to talk about yet another case of police brutality that has shocked the world, Trumps respon…

Episode 180: Director Lenny Abrahamson "Normal People"

May 12, 2020

This week, Oscar nominated director and executive producer Lenny Abrahamson (Frank, Room, The Little Stranger) joins us to talk about his critically acclaimed and audience beloved series Normal People, an adaptation of the S…

Episode 179: John Turturro "The Jesus Rolls"

May 6, 2020

The man, the myth, The Jesus! Actor/writer/director John Turturro joins us to talk about his new movie ‘The Jesus Rolls’! As well as creating the iconic character with the Coen brothers, about the underachievers, the dreamer…