Episodes

Episode 101: Gustaf Skarsgård

June 6, 2018

Host Christina Jeurling Birro is joined by actor Gustaf Skarsgård for an exclusive conversation about taking on Hollywood after his successes in Sweden, competition, rejection, advice from his father Stellan, stepping into t…

Episode 100: Ruth E. Carter on costuming 'Black Panther' & Liz Shannon Miller of IndieWire

June 6, 2018

This week host Christina Jeurling Birro is joined by legendary costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who designed the stunning costumes of the blockbuster hit ‘Black Panther’, then we get the lowdown on the Spring TV season with …

Episode 99: William Jackson Harper, star of The Good Place & Professor Kennan Ferguson

March 16, 2018

William Jackson Harper talks about his breakout role as Professor Chidi Anagonye on the brilliant hit comedy 'The Good Place', and a real Professor analyzes the philosophy of the show.

Episode 98: The 2018 Oscar Special

March 1, 2018

On Oscar Sunday, Jimmy Kimmel will take the stage…

Episode 97: Karamo Brown, Queer Eye

Feb. 22, 2018

He's one of the stars of the "Queer Eye" reboot on Netflix, as part of the new Fab Five - Karamo Brown is making the audience laugh, cry and contemplate some very important topics. The original "Queer Eye for the Straight Gu…

Episode 96: Doug Jones, The Shape of Water

Feb. 13, 2018

This year's Oscar frontrunner, with 13 nominations including Best Director (Guillermo del Toro) and Best Picture, is The Shape of Water. This week's guest, Doug Jones, is an integral part of the film, playing a nameless amph…

Episode 95: Mac Quayle, Composer

Feb. 4, 2018

From his Emmy award-winning electronic score for …

Episode 94: Oscar Nominations With Sasha Stone Awards Daily

Jan. 23, 2018

Episode 94: Oscar nominations with Sasha Stone, A…

Episode 93: Ellen Lewis on casting 'The Post'

Jan. 18, 2018

Our guest Ellen Lewis is the legendary casting director behind movies such as Goodfellas, Forrest Gump and The Wolf of Wall Street. She joins host Christina Jeurling Birro to share the unique process that went into casting S…

Episode 92: James ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald - Manhunt: Unabomber

Jan. 9, 2018

Our guest, former FBI agent and criminal profiler, James "Fitz" Fitzgerald was one of the agents who brought down Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber. The critically acclaimed Discovery series “Manhunt: Unabomber” cap…

Awards Season: Sterling K. Brown

Dec. 29, 2017

Award’s season is upon us and the Golden Globes n…

Oscar Race: Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema, Dunkirk

Dec. 21, 2017

As the Oscar race heats up, we look back over our…

Episode 91: The Oscar Race with Mark Johnson

Dec. 11, 2017

With awards season in full swing – we speak to Se…

Episode 90: Jennifer Haley – Writer, Mindhunter

Nov. 29, 2017

Thrilling, dark, gripping and tense are just some…

Episode 89: Amanda Hess, The New York Times

Nov. 20, 2017

In light of the perpetually expanding list of peo…

Episode 88: Breaking Bad 101 with Alan Sepinwall

Nov. 2, 2017

On this week’s episode, we are joined by writer a…

Episode 87: Director Kasper Collin & Sasha Stone of Awards Daily

Oct. 25, 2017

On this week’s episode, we speak to Kasper Collin…

Episode 86: Jeff Schaffer – Executive Producer, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Oct. 5, 2017

After a six-year hiatus – Curb Your Enthusiasm is back! On this week’s episode, we speak to executive producer, writer and director Jeff Schaffer who takes us behind the scenes of the latest season with all of its awkwardnes…

Episode 85: Pamela Adlon

Sept. 18, 2017

On this episode of Pop Culture Confidential, Pamela Adlon speaks about life, parenting, and her jewel of a show – Better Things. After a fantastic, Emmy nominated first season of her semi-autobiographical series, Adlon is ba…

Episode 84: The 2017 Fall Movie and Oscar Preview Special

Sept. 14, 2017

Last week we covered 2017’s Fall TV and Emmy awar…

Episode 83: The 2017 Fall TV & Emmy Prediction Special

Sept. 7, 2017

It’s here! The annual Pop Culture Confidential Fa…

Episode 82: Writer & Director Ruben Östlund

Aug. 25, 2017

Our guest, Swedish director/writer Ruben Östlund, is the newly crowned winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or for his latest film "The Square", which is described as a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times. The suspenseful …

Episode 81: Sterling K. Brown

Aug. 17, 2017

An Emmy winner in 2016 for The People vs O.J. Sim…

Episode 80: Peter Baker - Chief White House Correspondent, New York Times

Aug. 9, 2017

Our guest this week is Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times. During his career he has covered four presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now the Trump administration. Mr. B…