Can't Stop Watching

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Hosted by L.A. Times television reporter Yvonne Villarreal, "Can’t Stop Watching" features conversations with TV stars who’ve helped make the recent weeks of self-quarantine both bearable and entertaining. The actors and showrunners interviewed on the podcast will talk about their most fascinating roles, how their characters would handle the coronavirus, and what they’re watching on television right now.

The podcast premieres on May 5, with several episodes released each week, so subscribe today. While you’re at it, get all the entertainment news you need at LATimes.com and unlimited access to our reporting at http://latimes.com/supportlatimes.


Episode Date
J. Smith-Cameron
00:34:16

Today, we can’t stop watching J. Smith-Cameron, who plays Gerri Killman, Waystar Royco’s corporate attorney, on HBO’s comedy-drama “Succession.” Smith-Cameron talks about why her character is so popular with fans, what her character would be plotting during the pandemic and whether there will be more late-night phone calls with Roman Roy.

Jun 04, 2020
Ricky Gervais
00:32:52

Today, we can’t stop watching Ricky Gervais, the comedian and actor who plays Tony Johnson on the Netflix dark comedy “After Life.” Gervais talks about the concept behind the show, coping with the death of loved ones and his plans for future stand-up comedy routines.

Jun 03, 2020
Danny McBride
00:34:01

Today, we can’t stop watching Danny McBride, who plays Jesse Gemstone, the first-born son in a world-famous televangelist family, on HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones.” McBride discusses his religious upbringing, how producers persuaded John Goodman to play the role of patriarch on the show, and the call from fans to play Joe Exotic in the scripted adaptation of “Tiger King.”


Jun 02, 2020
Justina Machado
00:32:36

Today, we can’t stop watching Justina Machado, who plays Penelope Alvarez on the Netflix comedy “One Day at a Time.” Machado takes us back to the moment she realized everything would change because of the pandemic. She also discusses the production of a special animated episode of the show and what it's been like to portray a Latina character shaped by Latino writers.


May 28, 2020
Tom Pelphrey
00:33:27

Today, we can’t stop watching Tom Pelphry on the Netflix series “Ozark.” He plays Wendy Byrd’s wayward brother Ben, who is grappling with bipolar disorder amid the tensions of the drug cartel’s dealings. Pelphry discusses how he prepared for his intense breakout role in Season 3, about playing scenes opposite Laura Linney and Janet McTeer, and how working in soap operas shaped him as an actor.


May 27, 2020
Caitriona Balfe
00:34:34

Today, we can’t stop watching Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire Fraser in the Starz drama series “Outlander.” Balfe talks about the dramatic finale of Season 5, the moment Claire saves Jamie’s life and what it’s like to be a producer, not just an actor, on the show.

May 26, 2020
Introducing PAPERCLIP
00:08:34

Truth can be as strange as fiction. Such is the case with a top-secret program that brought Nazi scientists to America. From L.A. Times Studios comes "Paperclip," a podcast paid for by Amazon Studios and inspired by its Emmy-eligible dramatic series “Hunters." Starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman. Join host Michael Ian Black as he teams up with a Cold War scholar to explore the truth about Operation Paperclip.

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This is a paid podcast funded Amazon Studios. The Los Angeles Times newsroom was not involved in the production of this podcast. The views expressed on this podcast are not necessarily the views of Amazon Studios or the Los Angeles Times.

"Can't Stop Watching" will be back Tuesday, May 26.

May 25, 2020
Pamela Adlon
00:31:24

Today, we can’t stop watching Pamela Adlon, the creator, writer, director and star of “Better Things” on FX. Adlon breaks down how her own family is reflected in the show, explains why cooking has become therapeutic while she’s staying at home, and how she determines what crosses the line and what doesn’t.

May 21, 2020
Jane Levy
00:29:32

Today, we can’t stop watching Jane Levy, who plays the smart computer coder Zoey Clarke on NBC’s musical dramedy “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” Levy gives us some insight into the show’s love triangle, how she channels her character's grief and why she feels more connected than ever before with her audience. She also shares her strategy for memorizing lines, song lyrics and dance moves, all at the same time.

May 20, 2020
Julia Garner
00:30:57

Today, we can’t stop watching Julia Garner, who plays Ruth Langmore on the Netflix series “Ozark.” Garner tells us how she’s been spending her time at home and gives her best guess on how her foul-mouthed character would handle the pandemic. She also reveals the different accents she’s had to master during her acting career, all while her bulldog is napping under her chair.

May 19, 2020
Betty Gilpin
00:29:55

Today, we can’t stop watching Betty Gilpin, who plays Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan on the Netflix wrestling comedy, "GLOW." Gilpin talks about the podcasts she’s been listening to, why her husband’s birdwatching is driving her insane and what it's been like prepping for her upcoming role as Ann Coulter in Ryan Murphy’s “Impeachment: American Crime Story."

May 14, 2020
Christine Baranski
00:31:13

Today, we can’t stop watching Christine Baranski as the passionate feminist lawyer Diane Lockhart on the CBS All Access series “The Good Fight.” Baranski talks about singing "Ladies Who Lunch" with Meryl Streep and Audra McDonald for Stephen Sondheim's virtual birthday party, her next project with Julian Fellowes and the TV shows she loved as a kid.

May 13, 2020
Sam Heughan
00:29:31

Today, we can’t stop watching Sam Heughan on the Starz original series “Outlander.” Heughan opens up about scenes from the finale of Season 5, how he ended up doing a Highland fling on set and the pineapple upside-down cake he made as part of a virtual baking challenge with his castmates.

May 12, 2020
Milo Ventimiglia
00:29:24

Today, we can’t stop watching Milo Ventimiglia on NBC’s “This Is Us.” We’ll talk to Ventimiglia about being quarantined in New Mexico, directing his costars this season and living up to the high standards of his good-guy character Jack Pearson.

May 07, 2020
Mj Rodriguez
00:30:21

Today, we can’t stop watching MJ Rodriguez on the FX drama “Pose.” Rodriguez shares her thoughts on standout moments from Season 2, like singing Whitney Houston’s version of the "The Star Spangled Banner" and battling it out on screen with Patti LuPone. She also talks about the Hollywood stars she looked up to as a kid and the Japanese anime show she can’t get enough of right now.

May 06, 2020
David Harbour
00:31:06

Today, we can’t stop watching David Harbour on Netflix’s "Stranger Things." Harbour tells us why his character, Police Chief Jim Hopper, reminds him of vintage Gene Hackman. He also reveals the time he lied to Aaron Sorkin, and what it's like working on set with all those kids.

May 05, 2020
L.A. Times presents "Can’t Stop Watching: Your TV Faves on their TV Faves"
00:01:57

Hosted by L.A. Times television reporter Yvonne Villarreal, "Can’t Stop Watching" features conversations with TV stars who’ve helped make the recent weeks of self-quarantine both bearable and entertaining. The actors and showrunners interviewed on the podcast will talk about their most fascinating roles, how their characters would handle the coronavirus, and what they’re watching on television right now.

The podcast premieres on May 5, with several episodes released each week, so subscribe today. While you’re at it, get all the entertainment news you need at LATimes.com and unlimited access to our reporting at http://latimes.com/supportlatimes.

Apr 28, 2020