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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.

Episode Date
Andre Leon Talley: 'The Chiffon Trenches'

Faith is what got Andre Leon Talley through decades of intrigues and betrayal in the world of high fashion. The former Vogue Magazine Creative Director -- and the first African-American to hold such a title -- details his survival strategies in his best-selling new memoir 'The Chiffon Trenches', on The Treatment.

Jun 02, 2020
Alan Zweibel: 'Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier'

Forty-five years ago, Alan Zweibel joined the first group of writers responsible for an unknown project called 'NBC's Saturday Night' -- later changed to 'Saturday Night Live'. Since then, he brought his meticulous perspective -- and voice -- talents from Garry Shandling to Billy Crystal. His new book, 'Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier', details his history in the workday world of television, movie and book comedy.

May 26, 2020
Kenya Barris: '#blackAF'

Kenya Barris followers may think his hit sitcom ‘Blackish’ is autobiographical, but his new netflix series ‘#blackAF’ cuts much closer to the bone. He raises the stakes by starring in this show as well — so you know exactly who to blame, or praise.

May 19, 2020
Stella Meghie: 'The Photograph'

Writer and director Stella Meghie has moved her strengths — verbal aggression, a revealing eye for wardrobe, distinctive perspectives for characters, narrative driven by women — from comedy to drama with her newest film, ‘The Photograph’.

May 12, 2020
Alice Wu: 'The Half of It'

With just two films -- 'Saving Face' and her newest, 'The Half of It', director Alice Wu has found a way to play with triangles – three-sided romantic relationships, emotional threesomes and the self splintered into trios. She talks about how aware -- and unenlightened – her characters are.

May 05, 2020
Scott Sternberg: Entireworld

When designer Scott Sternberg shut his clothing line band of outsiders to create a brand, Entireworld, that was strictly about ease and e-commerce rather than formality and brick-and-mortar stores, he had no idea that the new concept would fit so well into the world we now face. He discusses the future of fashion, and style.

Apr 27, 2020
Mark Romanek: 'Tales from the Loop'

To help him realize his vision for the Amazon fantasy-drama series, “Tales from the Loop," director Mark Romanek (“One Hour Photo,” “Never Let Me Go”) brought a group of feature-film behind-the-scenes artisans who’ve never worked in TV before. Listen to his take on the result.

Apr 21, 2020
Jason Segel: ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere'

When the documentary/performance piece they institute caught the attention of Jason Segel, he decided to turn it into a shape shifting drama series about the need for community. The result, which he wrote and stars in, is ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere’, and there’s no better time for it than now.

Mar 18, 2020
Max Brooks: ‘Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History’

Author and crisis historian Max Brooks (‘World War Z’, ‘Harlem Hellfighters’) brings his affinity to translating dystopian scenarios into compelling narrative with his project, ‘Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History’.

Mar 10, 2020
Dee Rees: 'The Last Thing He Wanted'

In a handful of features, including 'Mudbound,' which made her only the second African-American woman ever to get a screenwriting Oscar nomination, writer-director Dee Rees has centered on stories about family that can confound us. Even when they're trying their best. She finds elements of this perspective in Joan Didion's 'The Last Thing He Wanted,' and her adaptation brings new thematic elements to the project as a result.

Mar 03, 2020
Lawrence Grobel: 'Conversations with Brando'

In 1979, master interviewer Lawrence Grobel's conversation with Marlon Brando changed the shape of the magazine celebrity profile. Grobel got the rights to the article back and has published an extended version of the interview as the book 'Conversations with Brando'. Learn about Grobel's influential approach -- and who he thinks should be in the movie version!

Feb 24, 2020
Sam Wasson: 'The Big Goodbye'

In author and cultural historian Sam Wasson's new book, 'The Big Goodbye', he tells us that the 1970s ended in Hollywood in 1974, with the release of the epochal film 'Chinatown'. He takes us inside the chaotic and creative environment that brought screenwriter Robert Towne, director Roman Polanski, studio chief Robert Evans and star Jack Nicholson together -- a once in a lifetime union.

Feb 21, 2020
Russell Peters, "Deported"

Comedian Russell Peters talks about causing trouble and his new highly personal Amazon comedy special, "Deported".

Feb 06, 2020
Cynthia Erivo: 'Harriet'

Cynthia Erivo, nominated for best actress and best song for ‘Harriet’, found a way to bring a lot of her own life to the story of slave turned freedom fighter Harriet Tubman. 

Jan 31, 2020
Arianne Phillips: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Costume design is an integral part of movies, a visual storytelling tool that the most engaged directors recognize. Arianne Phillips is one of those artists. Her wardrobe contributions to ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, her first collaboration with Quentin Tarantino, brought her a third Oscar nomination. She discusses that new relationship in her career, in all of its uniqueness.

Jan 24, 2020
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
Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid: "Plus One’’

Actors Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid on real life chemistry translating to screen in "Plus One".

Jul 05, 2019
Jimmie Fails: "The Last Black Man in San Francisco’’

Actor Jimmie Fails gets personal with his own family legacy in "The Last Black Man in San Francisco".

Jun 28, 2019
Seth Meyers: "Late Night with Seth Meyers’’

Comedian Seth Meyers talks journey from "Weekend Update" to daily update in "Late Night with Seth Meyers".

Jun 14, 2019
Phoebe Waller-Bridge: "Fleabag"

Writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks comedy in everyday life in Season 2 of "Fleabag".

Jun 14, 2019
Chad Stahelski: "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum"

Director Chad Stahelski talks stunts and Keanu Reeves in "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum".

May 31, 2019
Olivia Wilde: "Booksmart’’

Director Olivia Wilde talks directorial debut in "Booksmart".

May 31, 2019
Jonathan Levine: "Long Short’’

Director Jonathan Levine on unlikely pairs in "Long Shot".

May 24, 2019
Edward Zwick: "Trial By Fire’’

Historical drama director Edward Zwick talks unlikely allies in "Trial By Fire".

May 24, 2019
Titus Welliver: 'Bosch'

Actor Titus Welliver talks tough guy persona on "Bosch".

May 17, 2019
Ian McShane: "Bolden’’
May 10, 2019
Walter Hill: "The Cowboy Iliad’’

Director Walter Hill makes his narrator debut in "The Cowboy Iliad."

May 03, 2019
Claire Denis: "High Life’’

Director Claire Denis examines humanity in "High Life".

Apr 26, 2019
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: "The Chi’’

Actor Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks going from New England to "The Chi". 

Apr 19, 2019
Waraire Boswell: ""

Los Angeles clothing designer Waraire Boswell talks fashion in pop culture history.

Apr 12, 2019
Emilio Estevez: "The Public’’

Actor/director Emilio Estevez discusses the U.S. homeless crisis in "The Public".

Apr 05, 2019
John Lee Hancock: 'The Highwaymen'

Director John Lee Hancock talks Texan identity in "The Highwaymen."

Mar 29, 2019
Don Cheadle: 'Black Monday'

Actor Don Cheadle discusses a 1987 perspective in "Black Monday".

Mar 22, 2019
Sebastián Lelio: "Gloria Bell’’

Director Sebastián Lelio discusses life and love through pop music in "Gloria Bell".

Mar 15, 2019
Will Welch: "GQ Magazine Editor-in-Chief’’

GQ Magazine Editor-in-chief Will Welch talks new direction for the celebrated men's magazine.

Mar 08, 2019
Joshua Rofé: 'Lorena'

Director Joshua Rofé explores Lorena Bobbitt's iconic 1993 scandal in "Lorena."

Mar 01, 2019
Adam McKay: "Vice’’

Director Adam McKay on the history and heart of former Vice President Dick Cheney in "Vice".

Feb 15, 2019
Ludwig Göransson: "Black Panther’’

Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson talks Grammy wins with "Black Panther" and Childish Gambino.

Feb 15, 2019
Yorgos Lanthimos: 'The Favourite'

Director Yorgos Lanthimos discusses career and recent Oscar nominated "The Favourite."

Feb 08, 2019
Bradley Cooper: 'A Star is Born'

Bradley Cooper discusses his directorial debut in "A Star is Born."

Feb 01, 2019
André Leon Talley: 'The Gospel According to André'

Former editor of Vogue magazine André Leon Talley talks life and fashion in “The Gospel According to André."

Jan 25, 2019
Spike Lee: "BlacKkKlansman’’

Director Spike Lee talks racial injustice and Jordan Peele in "BlacKkKlansman."

Jan 18, 2019
Karyn Kusama, Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi: 'Destroyer'

Karyn Kusama, Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi discuss female rage in "Destroyer."

Jan 11, 2019
Eric Idle: 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography'

Monty Python's Eric Idle advises to "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" in his sortabiography.

Jan 03, 2019
Regina Hall: 'Support The Girls'

With the release of "Support The Girls", actress Regina Hall reflects on the growth of her 20 year career.

Dec 28, 2018
Mahershala Ali: 'Green Book'

"Green Book" star Mahershala Ali discusses portraying Dr. Don Shirley.Mahershala Ali has been on the rise since his Academy Award winning performance in 2016's "Moonlight". Today on The Treatment, the breakout actor joins Elvis to discuss working with silence in his performances and experiencing racism both personally and through the perspective of Dr. Don Shirley in "Green Book".

Dec 21, 2018
John Krasinski: A Quiet Place

Actor turned director John Krasinski talks theme of loneliness in "A Quiet Place."

Dec 12, 2018
Jack Black & Kyle Gass: "Tenacious D: Post-Apocalypto’’

Tenacious D talks album and YouTube series "Post Apocalypto."

Dec 07, 2018
Jason Reitman: "The Front Runner"

Director, Jason Reitman, talks political ethics in "The Front Runner."

Nov 30, 2018
Michael B. Jordan: "Creed II"

Actor Michael B. Jordan talks pride and forging one's own path in "Creed II."

Nov 21, 2018
Mark Harris: Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

"The sixth character was alcohol," journalist Mark Harris says of "Five Came Back," about five directors who filmed from the WWII trenches.

Nov 16, 2018
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: "Variety's 2018 Music for Screens Summit"

Elvis Mitchell in conversation with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, taped live at Neuehouse Hollywood.

Nov 09, 2018
Jessica Harper: "Suspiria’’

Actress Jessica Harper discusses her cult-icon status as star of "Suspiria".

Nov 02, 2018