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Awards Chatter

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Renée Zellweger - 'Judy'
One of the outstanding actresses of her generation reflects on the roles that made her 'America's Sweetheart,' the downfall of her frequent collaborator Harvey Weinstein, the personal turmoil that led her to step away from the biz for six years and her performance as Judy Garland that many are calling her best work yet.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Eric Taylor and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Tom Hanks - 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'
The legendary actor returns to the podcast, this time for a free-form conversation covering topics such as how he evaluates the success of his films, how his countenance has impacted his career, why he was so influenced by Robert Duvall and Jason Robards and why the many heroes he has played — most recently, Fred Rogers — are all very different.But first: Matt Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter's editorial director, joins Scott to discuss the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film fests.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Eric Taylor and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Bill Gates - 'Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates'
The man, myth and legend of tech and philanthropy — founder of Microsoft and cofounder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — reflects on his trailblazing work with computer software, starting the largest private philanthropic foundation in history and cooperating with a Netflix docuseries. But first: Davis Guggenheim, the documentary filmmaker best known for the Oscar-winning 'An Inconvenient Truth,' joins Scott to discuss his career and his aforementioned Netflix docuseries about Bill Gates. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Margaret Qualley - ‘Fosse/Verdon’ & ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
The 24-year-old breakout star — an Emmy nominee for FX’s limited series and a scene-stealer in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film — reflects on growing up as Andie MacDowell’s daughter, abandoning dancing and modeling for acting and how HBO’s ‘The Leftovers,’ a Spike Jonze perfume ad and the indie ‘Novitiate’ all set the stage for her crazy 2019. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Patricia Clarkson - 'Sharp Objects'
One of the most respected actresses of her generation reflects on her decision to forgo having a family and focus singularly on acting, how she broke out of suburban mom type roles and became a queen of the art house and why her part on HBO's acclaimed limited series was among the most challenging she has ever played. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Remembering Peter Fonda (1940-2019)
Tune in to Scott's 2015 conversation with the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda, who made his own name in the 1969 counter-culture classic 'Easy Rider' and later earned a best actor Oscar nom for 1997's 'Ulee's Gold.' He died of lung cancer at the age of 79 on Friday. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Jessie Katz and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Ben Stiller - 'Escape at Dannemora'
One of the funniest actors and most talented directors in Hollywood reflects on growing up the son of a legendary comedy team, his inner-conflict about starring in broad comedies versus directing more serious work and what went in to making the seven-part Showtime limited series for which he is up for two Emmys. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Josh Gondelman - 'Last Week Tonight' & 'Desus & Mero'
The rising-star comedian and writer, who won three Emmys and two Peabodys for his contributions to HBO's John Oliver vehicle before moving over to Showtime's first late night show, reflects on venturing into standup, co-creating Modern Seinfeld and working with talents spanning the spectrum of senses of humor. But first: Gil Robertson, the co-founder and co-chief of the African-American Film Critics Association, joins Scott to discuss his career and organization, which will present its first TV Awards this weekend. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Lulu Wang - 'The Farewell'
The breakout filmmaker behind one of 2019's most acclaimed films — and the 2019 film with the highest per-theater-average gross — reflects on her family's immigrant experience, the hirings and firings she experienced en route to her breakthrough and what Hollywood should learn from the success of her very personal film. But first: Meher Tatna, who just wrapped a two-year term as president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, joins Scott to discuss her life and the origins, controversies and philanthropy of the organization behind the Golden Globe Awards. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Giancarlo Esposito - 'Better Call Saul'
The great character actor reflects on his four collaborations with Spike Lee, subsequent struggles that left him suicidal and the career renaissance made possible by Vince Gilligan's 'Breaking Bad' and its prequel. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
David Crosby - 'David Crosby: Remember My Name'
The rock and roll legend from The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, who is the subject of an acclaimed new documentary, begins reflecting on his rollercoaster life and career before having a meltdown and forcing Scott to terminate the interview, an ‘Awards Chatter’ first. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
George Schlatter - 'Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate'
One of the most influential producers in the history of television — a man best known for creating and producing the landmark variety sketch series 'Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In' — reflects on that show's origins, impact and legacy, most recently on display in a tribute show on Netflix. But first: THR's Matthew Belloni, Daniel Fienberg, Lesley Goldberg and Michael O'Connell join Scott to dissect Tuesday morning's announcement of the 71st Emmy nominations. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Rhea Seehorn - 'Better Call Saul'
The actress best known for playing Kim Wexler on AMC's 'Breaking Bad' prequel opens up about her roots as a character actress, what she learned from prior short-lived TV series and what it's like to play her current show's only principal character whose fate is not already known. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero - 'Desus & Mero'
The late night hosts with the youngest and most diverse audience reflect on how they were shaped by being first-generation Americans from the Bronx, how social media led to their podcast and TV shows and what makes their new current program different from competitors'. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
David Letterman - 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction'
The standup and late night comedy legend, who rarely grants interviews, opens up about why he pursued a public life despite immense shyness, why he adored Johnny Carson and has mixed feelings about Jay Leno, why he retired from 'Late Show' only to return two years later with a longform interview series on Netflix, what he thinks of today's late night hosts and how he feels now about his former frequent guest Donald Trump. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Bob Mackie - 'The Cher Show'
One of the greatest fashion designers and costume designers for the last 60 years reflects on his famous clients (including Judy Garland, Carol Burnett and Cher), his most iconic outfits (from the 'Gone with the Wind' parody dress for 'The Carol Burnett Show' to Cher’s various Oscar outfits) and finally being accepted by the fashion world establishment. But first: David Rooney, THR's chief theater critic, joins Scott to preview Sunday night's 73rd Tony Awards. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Celia Keenan-Bolger - 'To Kill A Mockingbird'
The four-time Tony nominee opens up about being fired from 'The Light in the Piazza' just before it went to Broadway, how she rebounded in a series of musicals before breaking into plays and what it's like playing children on stage, most recently 8-year-old Scout Finch in Aaron Sorkin's blockbuster production. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Santino Fontana - 'Tootsie'
The Tony favorite reflects on how his career was interrupted — and life jeopardized — by a 2010 head injury; how he fought his way back, only to walk away from 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' after just one season; and what he has learned from playing a woman in one of Broadway's biggest hits. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Aidy Bryant - 'Shrill' & 'Saturday Night Live'
The 32-year-old vet of improv and sketch comedy reflects on seven seasons in Studio 8H, what frustrated her about the acting opportunities she was offered during hiatuses and why she ultimately signed on to co-create, co-write, co-produce and star on a Hulu series about a "fat" young woman in 21st century America. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Marie Kondo - 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo'
The world's leading organizing consultant reflects on the roots of her interest in tidying, and how tidying for friends became a part-time job and then a booming business; how her KonMari Method evolved into what it is; and how her bestselling books about it led to a Netflix reality series. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Norman Lear - 'One Day at a Time' & 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons'
The most influential producer in TV history — a man who, in the 1970s, revolutionized the sitcom format by using it to tackle matters of social import — reflects on the dark childhood that shaped his social conscience, the defining moments of his career, what keeps him working at 96 and whether Archie Bunker would have supported Donald Trump. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
George Clooney - 'Catch-22'
In his first-ever podcast interview, the A-lister reflects on parts played and lessons learned over 37 years in Hollywood, the pros and cons of mega-fame, why he no longer sees himself as a leading man and why he decided to return to TV to make a limited series with streamer Hulu. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge - 'Fleabag' & 'Killing Eve'
The multi-hyphenate behind two of TV’s buzziest shows reflects on how a series of 10-minute plays that she wrote opened the doors to screen jobs, how much of herself is in her characters and how being a feminist does (and doesn’t) shape her work. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Alison Brie - 'GLOW'
A star of 'Mad Men,' 'Community' and Netflix's comedy about women wrestlers reflects on her career, assumptions about her range and making a female-dominated show. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Kelli O'Hara - 'Kiss Me, Kate'
One of the greatest leading ladies in Broadway history reflects on her unlikely path from Oklahoma to the Great White Way, how she found her voice thanks to a special teacher and her 'voice' through the roles she played and why, even at the top, she finds it hard to make ends meet. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
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Podcast Details
Started
Sep 9th, 2015
Latest Episode
Sep 19th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
299
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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