Episodes

Epi 149: Awards season is here! Oscar buzz from the film festivals+ Emmy predictions w/ Claudia Puig

Sept. 16, 2019

The Joker! J Lo! Adam Driver! Almodovar! An excit…

Episode 148: Kaitlyn Dever, Susannah Grant, Sarah Timberman Netflix 'Unbelievable'

Sept. 10, 2019

This week on Pop Culture Confidential: writer/creator Susannah Grant, producer Sarah Timberman and actor Kaitlyn Dever about their gripping, true crime, drama ‘Unbelievable’. The Netflix limited series is based on an explosi…

Episode 147: Liz Hannah, Writer/Producer on Mindhunter Season Two

Sept. 3, 2019

This week on Pop Culture Confidential we are thrilled to have screenwriter Liz Hannah in conversation about the incredible new season of Mindhunter, as well as working with Steven Spielberg on The Post and more! Liz Hannah b…

Episode 146: Vilhelm Blomgren, 'Midsommar'

Aug. 20, 2019

Join us for this great conversation as we dive deep into this seasons most buzzed about movie Ari Aster’s critically acclaimed ‘Midsommar'. Our guest is the very talented new star Vilhelm Blomgren. This summer Blomgren has s…

Episode 145: Barbara Ling, Production Designer on Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Aug. 12, 2019

Welcome back to PART 2 of our 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' special! This week are joined by the legendary production designer Barbara Ling (The Doors, Batman & Robin, Falling Down, Less Than Zero). Barbara Ling talks to u…

Episode 144: Mary Ramos, Music Supervisor on Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood'

Aug. 7, 2019

One of our favorite guests returns to Pop Culture Confidential! Music Supervisor Mary Ramos has spent 27 years working with Quentin Tarantino, on every one of his films. Mary Ramos has expertly and painstakingly helped make …

Episode 143: Jeremy Strong, Succession

June 11, 2019

Ahead of the much awaited second season of Succession, we are thrilled to have actor Jeremy Strong join us to talk about his brilliant performance as Kendall Roy. The critically acclaimed series, also starring Brian Cox as t…

142: Brett Gelman on the genius of Fleabag, finding comedy in drama +taking a stand against misogyny

May 30, 2019

We are so happy to have actor, comedian and writer Brett Gelman with us this week to talk about one of the best shows on TV ‘Fleabag’, his great performance on it and so much more.  Brett Gelman is everywhere! No doubt you'v…

Episode 141: Jessica Yellin, former CNN Chief White House Correspondent. Author of Savage News

May 10, 2019

This week on Pop Culture Confidential awarding winning journalist and former CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin. Mr Yellin spent decades covering Capitol Hill, domestic policy, the White House, elections and …

Episode 140: The Pop Culture Confidential movie preview special with critic Claudia Puig!

May 3, 2019

This week we are joined by the President of the L…

Episode 139: Jared Harris star of HBO's 'Chernobyl'

April 26, 2019

This week on Pop Culture Confidential actor Jared Harris joins us to talk about his spectacular performance in the new HBO miniseries ‘Chernobyl’. We talk about researching his character, Valery Legasov, the real-life Soviet…

Epi 138: Erin Lee Carr 'All That You Leave Behind' on love, loss, lessons from her father David Carr

April 13, 2019

This week we talk to documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr who has written the brutally honest and beautiful memoir 'All That You Leave Behind', about her relationship with her father the celebrated NY Times reporter David Car…

Epi 137 Nicholas Monsour editor "US". On Jordan Peele, editing horror, all those audience theories

April 5, 2019

This week we are so glad to speak to film editor Nicholas Monsour about his work on the innovative, multi-leveled, genre-defying and just flat out terrifying new movie ‘Us'. In this fascinating conversation Mr. Monsour speak…

Episode 136: author David Sedaris (Calypso)

March 21, 2019

This week on Pop Culture Confidential, Christina talks to one of her personal favorites, author David Sedaris! Sedaris, a contributor to the New Yorker and This American Life, has sold 12 million copies of his books. His per…

Epi 135 Writer Daniel Stiepleman 'On The Basis Of Sex', writing his aunt Ruth Bader Ginsburg's story

March 6, 2019

This week on Pop Culture Confidential we talk about a legend,  a role model, and a real bad ass, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. My conversation is with someone who knows her very well, Daniel Stiepleman. Stiep…

Episode 134: Our 2019 TV update! Russian Doll, Fosse/Verdon, Big Little Lies and more

March 1, 2019

This week on Pop Culture Confidential journalist …

Epi 133: The Pop Culture Confidential 2019 Oscar predictions special with Kyle Buchanan (NY Times)

Feb. 17, 2019

Welcome to our 2019 Oscar prediction special! We are thrilled to welcome back to the show the New York Times Carpetbagger columnist Kyle Buchanan, who covers every aspect of award season. Join us as we discuss this crazy Osc…

132: R Kelly/Bryan Singer, shocking exposés and survivors getting heard. Guest: writer Rachel Leah

Feb. 9, 2019

This week we are joined by Rachel Leah (writer at Salon.com covering culture, race and criminal justice) for a conversation on some difficult topics but also about what may be the beginnings of a cultural shift. Harvey Weins…

Episode 131: Tony McNamara, screenwriter "The Favourite"

Jan. 23, 2019

Episode 131: Tony McNamara, screenwriter "The Favourite" by Pop Culture Confidential

Episode 130: Director Rich Moore, Producer Clark Spencer "Ralph Breaks The Internet" + Spring TV

Jan. 17, 2019

On the show this week the director and the producer of "Ralph Breaks the Internet”, the Oscar buzzed and critically acclaimed sequel to "Wreck-it Ralph"! Rich Moore (The Simpsons, Futurama, Zootopia) and Clark Spencer (Lilo …

128:Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw,Rob Marshall 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Dec. 20, 2018

On a very special edition, Pop Culture Confidential went to London to meet the cast and director of the magical new movie “Mary Poppins Returns”! Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw and director Rob …

Epi 127: Tonia Sina, Intimacy Director ‘Directing sex scenes for stage and film in the #metoo era’

Nov. 21, 2018

When HBO and David Simon hired an intimacy coordinator/director to choreograph and monitor the on-set sex scenes on his show ‘The Deuce’ it started a lot of interesting conversations. We wanted to know more! On the show this…

Episode 126: author Soraya Chemaly 'Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger'

Nov. 14, 2018

This week on Pop Culture Confidential it's all about rage! Joining us is Soraya Chemaly, author of the provocative, infuriating and inspiring new book  “Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger.” Ms Chemaly has written f…