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 Feb 9, 2019
My favourite podcast interviewing filmmakers. The host always does his research on the guest of the week and is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the art of the moving image. He also has a great sense of humour. pretty much every interview he does I learn things about the guest no other interview even mentioned. only drawback: every work they talk about can be spoiled, so beware if you haven't seen the movie/season of a show in question.


Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

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Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx: ‘Just Mercy’

Two generations of African-American talent — Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx — team for ‘Just Mercy’, the story of crusading lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s (Jordan) quest to find justice for wrongly convicted Walter McMillan. The actors bring their own real world experiences to this real-life tragedy. and talk about being inspired by each other.

Jan 09, 2020
Ilene Chaiken: ‘The L Word: Generation Q’

‘The L Word: Generation Q’ is not a reboot of the groundbreaking Showtime series on lesbian life in Los Angeles. It’s an evolution, reuniting characters from the original with a new younger group. Creator Ilene Chaiken discusses the changes, including the welcome one of shooting Los LA this time.

Jan 03, 2020
Rufus Sewell: "The Man in the High Castle"

Actor Rufus Sewell is best known as a villain, having struck fear in protagonists’ hearts for over twenty years – with a witty and thoughtful acting style. His current role is one of his biggest, and most challenging – the American Nazi of Amazon Studios’ adaptation of “The Man in the High Castle”.  And, of course, Sewell got his start in comedy – and he talks about how his beginnings (and comic precision) still play apart in his work. 

Dec 27, 2019
Ash Carter and Sam Kashner: “Life Isn’t Everything”

Evasive, brilliant, demanding and charming – just being all of those things would consume most of us. But Mike Nichols was an acclaimed performer, writer and finally, director of stage, screen and television, a career spanning from "The Graduate" to "Angels in America". Yet he hid in plain sight, which led writers Ash Carter and Sam Kashner  to gather over one hundred of Nichols' friends and colleagues for the Mike Nichols oral history “Life Isn’t Everything” – a compelling and revealing book.

Dec 19, 2019
Danny Elfman

He got his start as a member of Oingo Boingo. He has since brought you the music for the “Men in Black” films, “Good Will Hunting”, has been collaborating with Tim Burton since “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” in 1985 and wrote the enduring theme for “The Simpsons”. Now, Oscar nominated film composer Danny Elfman has done a MasterClass – the newest addition to a career that he will discuss.

Dec 12, 2019
Noah Baumbach: 'Marriage Story'

The title of writer/director Noah Baumbach’s new film, ‘Marriage Story’ both summarizes its intent and then goes beyond into a genre particular to its creator (who also made ‘The Squid and the Whale’ and then 'The Meyerowitz Stories’): an adult coming of age story, touching on marriage, parenthood and finally, their demands.

Dec 05, 2019
Melina Matsoukas: 'Queen & Slim'

In her feature film debut, ‘Queen & Slim’, director Melina Matsoukas has made a road drama that examines African American stereotypes and flipped them on their heads. She folds questions about black culture into a new kind of storytelling.

Nov 28, 2019
Todd Snyder

If you spliced the Rock Hudson and the James Dean of the movie 'Giant' together -- two different kinds of all American icons -- you'd get the sensibility that Todd Snyder brings to design, from fashion to watches to furniture to cars. He covers the world -- or will, one day soon.

Nov 21, 2019
Scott Z. Burns: 'The Report'

In his feature film directorial debut 'The Report', Scott Z. Burns applies his unique approach to look at the truth behind the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" after 9/11.

Nov 14, 2019
Edward Norton: 'Motherless Brooklyn'

Edward Norton, writer, director and star of 'Motherless Brooklyn', discusses the time-traveling and imperatives that attracted him to this private eye story.

Nov 07, 2019
Jeff Stanzler: State Power

Jeff Stanzler uses virtual reality for good in his dramatic new project "State Power".

Nov 01, 2019
Jeff Garlin: "Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago"

After a tumultuous year, Jeff Garlin is back with a brand new hour of comedy recorded in his hometown Chicago.

Oct 24, 2019
Jim Moore

The best style is truly timeless. With his new coffee table book, “Hunks and Heroes: Four Decades of Fashion at GQ”, GQ creative director-at-large Jim Moore has edited together a selection of photos that illustrate the combination of taste, playful and sophistication that elevates Gentleman’s Quarterly above its imitators.

Oct 16, 2019
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski: 'Dolemite Is My Name'

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski ('The People vs. Larry Flynt', 'Ed Wood') find another pack of outsiders and artists-manque for their new project, 'Dolemite Is My Name'. It's an inside look at how the legendary blaxploitation film 'Dolemite'-- and its creator, Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) came to be. The most unlikely origin story ever.

Oct 11, 2019
Rupert Goold

Between his film and stage work, director Rupert Goold has often been attracted to material focusing on protagonists caught between the real world and a truth of their own making. This makes him the ideal candidate to bring the life of Judy Garland to the screen. His newest project, the biopic “Judy”, starring Renee Zellweger, artfully weaves between those two states.

Sep 26, 2019
Lisa Henson

Lisa Henson, executive producer of the new Netflix series, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”, has a unique relationship to the material. She discusses her familial connection to puppetry – her father, Jim Henson, created the Muppets – as well as an affinity for folklore and the rituals of storytelling.

Sep 12, 2019
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg: "The Boys’’

Producing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg break down the superhero construct in "The Boys"

Aug 30, 2019
James Corden: "The Late Late Show’’

How comedian James Corden's unknown status in America turned out to be pivotal in the success of "The Late Late Show".

Aug 23, 2019
David Alan Grier: "The Cool Kids’’

Comedian David Alan Grier on the comedy of retirement in "The Cool Kids".

Aug 16, 2019
Lulu Wang: "The Farewell’’

Director Lulu Wang brings humor to a sobering family situation in "The Farewell".

Aug 09, 2019
Matt Bomer: "Papi Chulo’’

Actor Matt Bomer on getting comedic in "Papi Chulo".

Aug 02, 2019
Tim Story: "Shaft’’

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Director Tim Story on reviving the "Shaft" franchise starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Jul 26, 2019
Alan Poul: "Tales of The City’’

Producer Alan Poul talks modernizing Netflix's "Tales of the City".

Jul 25, 2019
Greg Chait: "The Elder Statesman’’

Designer Greg Chait explains his cashmere lifestyle with his luxury line "The Elder Statesman".



Jul 19, 2019
David Fincher: "Mindhunter’’

Executive producer David Fincher talks delving deeper into the psyche of serial killers in season two of "Mindhunter".

Jul 12, 2019