Episodes

Episode 178: Screenwriter Jack Thorne ( Netflix 'The Eddy')

May 4, 2020

Screenwriter, playwright and five time BAFTA award winner Jack Thorne joins us to talk about his new Netflix series ‘The Eddy’, directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle. Also, how E.T. impacted his writing and life, …

Episode 177: A special update! Big changes at the Oscars! With Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch)

May 1, 2020

Erik Anderson, editor-in-chief of Awardswatch.com…

Episode 176: Jason Hehir, Director, Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance'

April 30, 2020

Director Jason Hehir joins us to talk about “The Last Dance” his series that, this week, became the most in-demand documentary in the world! “The Last Dance” is a brilliant deep dive into  Michael Jordan,  the Chicago Bulls'…

Epi 175: TV critic Eric Deggans (NPR) on the state of TV. The shutdowns, the future +what to watch!

April 25, 2020

Eric Deggans, TV critic and media analyst at NPR …

Episode 174: Holland Taylor "Hollywood"

April 22, 2020

Icon Holland Taylor joins us this week! Ms Taylor has a long career in the theatre and on Broadway. She’s starred in films like ‘The Truman Show’ and ‘Legally Blonde’ and on television in shows like ‘Bosom Buddies’ with Tom …

Episode173: Italian journalist Alessio Lasta, reporting from the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic

April 19, 2020

For the award winning Italian journalist Alessio …

Episode 171: Steve Schirripa, 'Sopranos', 'Talking Sopranos'

April 10, 2020

We had the best time talking to actor Steve Schirripa (Sopranos, Blue Bloods) who played one of our favorite characters on The Sopranos, Bobby ‘Baccala’ Baccalieri; the big hearted wise-guy, Uncle Juniors caretaker who later…

Episode 170: Arian Moayed 'Succession'

April 4, 2020

We had such a great conversation with actor, writer, theatre director and arts educator Arian Moayed! We talked about Mr Moayed's background, acting and healing through the arts and, of course, his terrific performance as St…

A message from Christina! Pop Culture Confidential Premium!

March 31, 2020

A message from Christina: Hey listeners! I have …

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…