Episodes

Episode 169: The changing landscape of TV/Film with Erik Anderson. + our 'Tiger King' deep dive!

March 31, 2020

On this episode Christina Jeurling Birro and Erik…

Epi 168: Kimmel, Fallon and how late night is tackling the Corona crisis. With journalist Jen Chaney

March 26, 2020

The show must go on----from home! Journalist and TV critic Jen Chaney (New York Magazine, NY Times) joins me to talk about how the late night talk shows are tackling their productions during the Coronavirus epidemic.  The TV…

Episode 167: Judith Heumann "Crip Camp" (Netflix), Author "Being Heumann"

March 24, 2020

This week we are honored to have disability rights activist Judith Heumann on the show. Ms Heumann is the author of “Being Heumann” (together with Kristen Joiner) and stars in the new Netflix documentary “Crip Camp”, exec pr…

Epi 166 An update w/ Erik Anderson: the state of the film industry, movies abt self-isolation & more

March 20, 2020

Epi 166 An update w/ Erik Anderson: the state of …

Episode 165: Writer/Producer Ed Burns "The Plot Against America"

March 13, 2020

This week on Pop Culture Confidential the great writer/producer Ed Burns. Burns, a former Baltimore detective and public school teacher, has together with David Simon written and produced some of TVs greatest shows, includin…

Episode 163: Actor Rick Rossovich on the legacy of Top Gun, 1986 to 2020 and beyond!

Feb. 25, 2020

We feel the need for speed!! On the show this week actor Rick Rossovich who played Ron ‘Slider’ Kerner, wingman to Val Kilmer’s Iceman in Top Gun (1986). Mr. Rossovich talks about his career, his experiences on Top Gun, the …

Epi 162 Exclusive interview with Alicia Vikander, playing icon Gloria Steinem and finding her voice.

Feb. 13, 2020

We are thrilled to bring you this special and personal conversation with actor Alicia Vikander! She talks to us about starring as feminist icon Gloria Steinem in the upcoming film ‘The Glorias’ (directed by Julie Taymor), ab…

Episode 161: Oscar week! Predicting the Oscars with Math. "Oscarmetrics" Ben Zauzmer

Feb. 7, 2020

On this Pop Culture Confidential Oscar week special:  Predicting the Oscars with math, analytics and good old fashion statistics! Our guest is mathematician Ben Zauzmer. Mr. Zauzmer majored in applied math at Harvard Univers…

Episode 160: The 2020 Oscar predictions special with Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times

Feb. 5, 2020

It’s our 2020 Oscar predictions special!  We are thrilled to welcome Kyle Buchanan back to the show, for the 3rd year in a row. Mr Buchanan is the New York Times Carpetbagger columnist and reporter, covering every aspect of …

Episode 159: Oscar week special! 'Citizen Canine', author Wendy Mitchell

Feb. 4, 2020

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OSCAR WEEK on Pop Culture Confidential: Nominee Regina Graves Set Decortor 'The Irishman'

Feb. 3, 2020

OSCAR WEEK on POP CULTURE CONFIDENTIAL Award-winn…

OSCAR WEEK on Pop Culture Confidential:Nominee Barbara Ling Prod Designer on Tarantino's OUATIH

Feb. 3, 2020

OSCAR WEEK on Pop Culture Confidential! Revisit …

Episode 158: Our first TV special of 2020! With tv/film critic Candice Frederick

Jan. 22, 2020

There is SO much great TV coming in 2020 so we to…

Episode 157: Our reactions to the Oscar nominations! With critic and Oscar expert Thelma Adams

Jan. 13, 2020

A Pop Culture Confidential special! The great The…

REVISITING: Barbara Ling, Production Designer on Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Jan. 5, 2020

Welcome back to PART 2 of our 'Once Upon a Time i…

REVISITING: Mary Ramos, Music Supervisor on Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood'

Jan. 5, 2020

One of our favorite guests returns to Pop Culture…

Episode 155: Award-winning set decorator Regina Graves 'The Irishman'

Nov. 27, 2019

Award-winning set decorator Regina Graves (‘Blue Jasmine’, ‘I am Legend’, ‘The Knick’, ‘Gotham’, ‘Vinyl)’ joins us this week to talk about her work on Martin Scorsese’s epic new picture 'The Irishman’, premiering on Netflix …

Episode 154: Director Jay Roach "Bombshell"

Nov. 20, 2019

An exclusive hour with director Jay Roach about his explosive, upcoming new movie ‘BOMBSHELL’! Emmy award winning director Jay Roach ('Austin Powers', 'Meet the Parents', ‘Recount', 'Game Change', ‘ Trumbo') joins us to talk…

Episode 153: A guide to the streaming wars with Richard Lawson, chief critic @ Vanity Fair

Nov. 9, 2019

Get ready for battle! With the help of Richard Lawson, chief critic @ Vanity Fair, Pop Culture Confidential guides you through the, so called, streaming wars! Already overwhelmed by the content streaming out there? Well, get…

Episode 152: Gianni Russo "Hollywood Godfather My Life in the Movies and the Mob"

Oct. 30, 2019

This week on Pop Culture Confidential, Gianni Russo, author of the memoir ‘Hollywood Godfather’. Mr. Russo has a led a life so eventful it’s not surprising that the book has already been optioned, and a TV show is in the mak…

Episode 150: Writer/Director Levan Akin 'And Then We Danced'

Sept. 24, 2019

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