Behind the Billions

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Brian Koppelman and David Levien give a behind-the-scenes look into Billions, Season 5. Following each episode's airing on Showtime, the podcast will unpack the writing of the script, exclusive stories from production, the ideas behind the music cues, and much more. The 12-episode podcast season will also include interviews with cast and crew members as well as bonus podcast episodes devoted to inside stories from Billions.

Episode Date
"Contract," Season 5, Episode 5 With Eva Victor
3273
Before getting into "Contract," S5E5 of 'Billions,' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss diving into Bobby Axelrod's childhood; the greatness of the episode's director, Adam Bernstein; and the costume and wardrobe department's effect on the show; they also explain some obscure references and shout-out some guest-cast performances (0:30). They next speak with actress, writer, and comedian Eva Victor about her signature style-satire videos; the dynamic relationship between her character, Rian, and Winston; how Eva's part came about; set stories; and more (36:06).
Jun 01, 2020
"Opportunity Zone," Season 5, Episode 4, With Maggie Siff | Behind the Billions
3418
Before diving into S5E4, "Opportunity Zone," 'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the challenges of filming the opening scene of Episode 4, having Daymond John of "Shark Tank" on the show and the insight he provided, Dominique Wilkins set stories, listener questions, obscure references, and more (0:45). Then they talk with actress Maggie Siff about her coaching scene with Frank Grillo's character, Nico Tanner, auditioning for the part of Wendy Rhodes, the toughest scenes to play as Wendy, and more (35:23).
May 25, 2020
"Beg, Bribe, Bully," Season 5 Episode 3 With Ben Mezrich | Behind the Billions
3480
Before diving into S5E3, "Beg, Bribe, Bully," 'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss real-life examples of billionaire feuds, script-to-screen changes, a stellar performance from the assistant director, guest cast members, obscure references, and more (0:40). Then they talk with author Ben Mezrich about his time in the writers' room as consulting producer for Season 5 of 'Billions' (32:44). 
May 18, 2020
“The Chris Rock Test” Season 5, Episode 2 With Corey Stoll | Behind The Billions
3684
Before diving into S5E2, “The Chris Rock Test,” 'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss some parallels between ‘Billions’ and real-life billionaire behavior as well as how the location manager and prop master truly shined in Season 5's second episode (0:30). Then they talk to Corey Stoll, who plays Michael Prince, about his character, joining an already established show, learning from his castmates, filming at Mohonk Mountain House, and more (36:40).
May 11, 2020
"The New Decas" Season 5, Episode 1 With Becky Lynch | Behind the Billions
3058

'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the show returning for its fifth season, what a showrunner really does, the importance of season openers, and Episode 1 of Season 5 of 'Billions,' "The New Decas" (0:20), before talking to "The Man" Becky Lynch about her cameo in Episode 1 (32:20).

May 04, 2020
Introducing 'Behind the Billions' 
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Brian Koppelman and David Levien give a behind-the-scenes look into 'Billions,' Season 5. After each episode's airing on Showtime, the podcast will unpack the writing of the script, exclusive stories from production, the ideas behind the music cues, and much more. The 12-episode podcast season will also include interviews with cast and crew members as well as bonus podcast episodes devoted to inside stories from 'Billions.'


Hosts: Brian Koppelman and David Levien

May 02, 2020
‘GLOW,’ Season 3 | The Recappables
3020

We break down ‘GLOW’ Season 3 by diving deep on Episode 6, “Outward Bound.” We talk about why we love the show, the ongoing conflict between Ruth and Debbie, and how ‘GLOW’ handles wrestling stereotypes.


Hosts: Alison Herman and Michael Baumann

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‘Stranger Things,’ Season 3, Episodes 4-6 | The Recappables
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Jul 05, 2019
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Jul 03, 2019
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Jun 25, 2019
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Jun 21, 2019
‘Billions,’ S4E12: “Extreme Sandbox” | The Recappables
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Jun 10, 2019
‘Billions,’ S4E11: “Lamster” | The Recappables
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Jun 03, 2019
'Killing Eve,' S2E8: "You're Mine" | The Recappables
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May 27, 2019
‘Billions,’ S4E10: “New Year’s Day” | The Recappables
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May 27, 2019
‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E6: “The Iron Throne” | The Recappables
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May 20, 2019
'Killing Eve,' S2E7: "Wide Awake" | The Recappables
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‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E6 | The Precappables
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'Killing Eve,' S2E6: "I Hope You Like Missionary!" | The Recappables
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May 13, 2019
‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E5 | The Precappables
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May 10, 2019
'Killing Eve,' S2E5: "Smell Ya Later" | The Recappables
2634
May 06, 2019
‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E4 | The Precappables
2858
May 03, 2019
‘Cobra Kai’: Season 2 | The Recappables
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May 01, 2019
‘Billions,’ S4E7: “Infinite Game” | The Recappables
2290
Apr 29, 2019
'Killing Eve,' S2E4: "Desperate Times" | The Recappables
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Apr 29, 2019
‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E3 | The Precappables
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Apr 26, 2019
'Killing Eve,' S2E3: "The Hungry Caterpillar" | The Recappables
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Apr 22, 2019
‘Game of Thrones’, S8E2 | The Precappables
2822
Apr 19, 2019
'Killing Eve,' S2E2: "Nice and Neat" | The Recappables
2220
Apr 15, 2019
‘Game of Thrones’, S8E1 | The Precappables
2700
Apr 12, 2019
'The Bold Type,' S3E1: "The New Normal" | The Recappables
2722
Apr 10, 2019
‘Billions,’ S4E4: “Overton Window” | The Recappables
2403
Apr 08, 2019
'Killing Eve', S2E1: "Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body" | The Recappables
1805
Apr 08, 2019
'Killing Eve': Season 1 | The Recappables
2341
Apr 04, 2019
‘Billions,’ S4E1: “Chucky Rhoades’s Greatest Game” | The Recappables
1868
Mar 18, 2019
What Just Happened? | Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 8)
2216
Feb 25, 2019
What Is Hoyt’s Role in the Crime? | Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 7)
1900
Feb 18, 2019
‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ | The Recappables
2099
Feb 15, 2019
How Many Crimes Were There? | The Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 6)
1619
Feb 11, 2019
Where Is the Pink Room? | Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 5)
1788
Feb 01, 2019
What Does Lucy Purcell Know? | The Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 4)
1841
Jan 28, 2019
Where Is Julie Purcell? | The Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 3)
2052
Jan 21, 2019
Is the Yellow King Back? | Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 1)
1529
Jan 14, 2019
The Crooked Spiral | Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 2)
1629
Jan 14, 2019
‘Insecure,’ S3E1: “Better-Like” | The Recappables
1903
Aug 13, 2018
‘Succession,’ S1E10: “Nobody Is Ever Missing” | The Recappables
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Aug 06, 2018
'The Office' S4E9: "Dinner Party" | Best TV Episodes of the 21st Century
2705
Aug 02, 2018
‘Mad Men,’ S4E7: “The Suitcase” | Best TV Episodes of the 21st Century
3569
Aug 01, 2018
‘Lost,’ S4E5: “The Constant” | Best TV Episodes of the 21st Century
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Jul 31, 2018
‘Succession,’ S1E9: “Pre-Nuptial” | The Recappables
1719
Jul 30, 2018
'Billions,’ S3E12: “Elmsley Count”
3857
Jun 11, 2018
'Billions,’ S3E11: “Kompenso”
3488
Jun 04, 2018
‘Billions,’ S3E10: “Redemption”
2560
May 28, 2018
‘Billions’: S3E9, "Icebreaker"
2310
May 21, 2018
‘Billions,’ S3E8: “All the Wilburys”
2989
May 14, 2018
'Atlanta,' S2E11: "Crabs in a Barrel"
2779
May 11, 2018
‘Billions,’ S3E7: “Not You, Mr. Dake”
4179
May 07, 2018
'Atlanta,' S2E10: "FUBU"
1196
May 04, 2018
'Billions': S3E6, "The Third Ortolan"
1705
Apr 30, 2018
'Atlanta,' S2E9: "North of the Border"
2609
Apr 27, 2018
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2682
Apr 23, 2018
'Billions:' S3E5, "Flaw In The Death Star'
1852
Apr 23, 2018
'Atlanta' S2E8: "Woods"
1467
Apr 20, 2018
'Billions' S3E4: "Hell Of A Ride"
3333
Apr 16, 2018
'Atlanta:' S2E7, 'Champagne Papi'
1618
Apr 13, 2018
'Billions' S3E3: “Generation Too Late”
3225
Apr 09, 2018
'Atlanta' S2E6, "Teddy Perkins"
2367
Apr 06, 2018
'Billions': S3E2, “The Wrong Maria Gonzalez”
2377
Apr 02, 2018
'Atlanta': S2E5, "Barbershop"
967
Mar 30, 2018
'Billions': S3E1 "Tie Goes to the Runner"
2178
Mar 26, 2018
‘Atlanta’ S2E4: "Helen"
1567
Mar 23, 2018
'Atlanta' S2E3: "Money Bag Shawty"
1369
Mar 16, 2018
‘Atlanta’ S2E2: "Sportin' Waves"
1528
Mar 09, 2018
'Atlanta': S2E1 'Alligator Man'
1230
Mar 02, 2018
'Atlanta’: Season 1
2101
Feb 26, 2018
Introducing 'The Recappables'
00:01:22
Feb 23, 2018