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Christmas music you won't get sick of, with R&B star PJ MortonDec 06, 2018 Listen
Losing is hard. But comedian Chris Gethard says it’s necessary.Nov 29, 2018 Listen
How to not screw up Thanksgiving dinner, with Salt Fat Acid Heat's Samin NosratNov 22, 2018 Listen
Hollywood’s past can help us understand its present. Karina Longworth shows us how.Nov 15, 2018 Listen
Writer Diablo Cody, on Jennifer's Body, Juno, and Jagged Little Pill (the musical)Nov 08, 2018 Listen
How to build a civilization from scratchNov 01, 2018 Listen
What great horror looks and sounds like, with the makers of The Terror and A Quiet PlaceOct 25, 2018 Listen
Why Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson, launched a true crime podcastOct 18, 2018 Listen
Better Call Saul's showrunner tells us everything about the show's amazing finaleOct 11, 2018 Listen
The history of the American circus, with the people who worked thereOct 04, 2018 Listen
BoJack Horseman's sly, funny brilliance, explained by the people who make itSep 27, 2018 Listen
Jon Batiste, Stephen Colbert’s bandleader, on making music in New Orleans, on the subway, and on late night TVSep 20, 2018 Listen
Janet from The Good Place and Kelli from Insecure on making TV's funniest shows even funnierSep 13, 2018 Listen
TV ratings, explainedSep 06, 2018 Listen
One of the best TV shows of the year is a documentary about racial inequities in educationAug 30, 2018 Listen
How to make a movie starring the internet, with Eighth Grade director Bo BurnhamAug 23, 2018 Listen
The incredible true story behind Spike Lee's new movie BlacKkKlansmanAug 16, 2018 Listen
Why the binge model doesn’t always make the best TVAug 09, 2018 Listen
Sharp Objects’ Patricia Clarkson on finding the mom roles worth playingAug 02, 2018 Listen
Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley on labor unions, capitalism, and his hit movieJul 26, 2018 Listen
How Neko Case writes her beautiful, brilliant songsJul 19, 2018 Listen
The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 and the summer’s biggest movies, discussed and explainedJul 12, 2018 Listen
Inside the world’s best true-crime podcastJul 05, 2018 Listen
You may not immediately recognize Bob Balaban’s name. But you know his voiceJun 28, 2018 Listen
Stand-up Hari Kondabolu is so much more than The Problem with ApuJun 21, 2018 Listen
Aisha Tyler on Archer, standup comedy, and being Aisha TylerJun 14, 2018 Listen
How to make great TV, according to the showrunners of Black Lightning, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and VidaJun 07, 2018 Listen
The Americans' showrunners and star bid farewell to TV's best showMay 31, 2018 Listen
What great horror looks and sounds like, with the makers of The Terror and A Quiet PlaceMay 24, 2018 Listen
Veteran comedy writer Nell Scovell on 30 years of being "the only woman in the room"May 17, 2018 Listen
The Magicians' Sera Gamble on making great fantasy TV without Game of Thrones moneyMay 09, 2018 Listen
Thanos and Roseanne: how two mad titans took over pop cultureMay 02, 2018 Listen
Why 2001: A Space Odyssey is still one of the greatest films ever made, 50 years laterApr 25, 2018 Listen
How Jean Smart beat Hollywood's age biases to build a nearly 40-year careerApr 18, 2018 Listen
Wonderful Midwestern moms, explained by comedian Louie Anderson (who plays his own mom on TV)Apr 11, 2018 Listen
The 5 best coming-of-age movies about teen girlsApr 04, 2018 Listen
Jason Katims, showrunner of Friday Night Lights and Rise, on why teens make great TVMar 28, 2018 Listen
How to write a joke for President ObamaMar 21, 2018 Listen
Bill Nye, on becoming the Science Guy and Saving the WorldMar 14, 2018 Listen
Designing the worst workplace in the world. (Only for a TV show. Don’t worry.)Mar 07, 2018 Listen
The "I Think You’re Interesting" Oscars Spectacular Feb 28, 2018 Listen
Bonus: Today, Explained. "Black Panther Is the Most Important Movie of 2018"Feb 23, 2018 Listen
Love the look of Black Panther's Wakanda? Meet the woman who designed its costumes.Feb 21, 2018 Listen
Finding work — or just creating your own — as a deaf actor in HollywoodFeb 14, 2018 Listen
Bonus: The Podium, from the Vox Media Podcast Network and NBC SportsFeb 09, 2018 Listen
"Narnia was not up to code": The Magicians' Lev Grossman on building fantastical worldsFeb 07, 2018 Listen
Justina Machado is giving one of TV's best performances. Here's her acting advice.Jan 31, 2018 Listen
How Hans Zimmer found the music of the oceanJan 24, 2018 Listen
The best film and TV performances of 2017, according to our critics panelJan 17, 2018 Listen
Phil Rosenthal created Everybody Loves Raymond. Now he hosts a food and travel show. Can we have his life?Jan 10, 2018 Listen
Ask Todd Anything, with guest host Caroline FramkeJan 03, 2018 Listen
Is the secret to battling climate change a better promotional strategy?Dec 27, 2017 Listen
What happened in Hollywood in 2017 — and where it might go in 2018Dec 20, 2017 Listen
Bonus: The writing life of Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist Chang Rae LeeDec 14, 2017 Listen
How 2017's best animated film came to beDec 13, 2017 Listen
John Ridley, Oscar-winning screenwriter, on how Los Angeles has and hasn’t changed since Rodney KingDec 06, 2017 Listen
Exploring the role of religion in the Trump era with Matt Carter, co-host of the Bad Christian podcastNov 29, 2017 Listen
Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, and Emily V. Gordon talk about their movie The Big SickNov 22, 2017 Listen
How to not screw up Thanksgiving dinner, with chef Samin NosratNov 15, 2017 Listen
The man who wrote the West Wing theme tells us how TV music is madeNov 08, 2017 Listen
Glenn Gordon Caron reinvented TV in the ’80s. Now he’s reviving the case-of-the-week show. Nov 01, 2017 Listen
Russell Brand on life, addiction, and the pursuit of happinessOct 25, 2017 Listen
BoJack Horseman's sly, funny brilliance, explained by the people who make itOct 18, 2017 Listen
The 5 best superhero performances of all time, according to The Tick’s Griffin NewmanOct 11, 2017 Listen
Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet on making it as a heavyset actor in HollywoodOct 04, 2017 Listen
Novelist Tom Perrotta on white privilege, gender identity, and Tracy Flick 20 years laterSep 27, 2017 Listen
Ken Burns’s name is synonymous with American history. His new film is eerily prescient.Sep 20, 2017 Listen
Nancy Cartwright is a grandmother — who plays the world’s most famous 10-year-old cartoon boySep 13, 2017 Listen
Actress Kellie Martin has been working since she was 7. Listen to this, and you'll love her as much as we do.Sep 06, 2017 Listen
How The Handmaid’s Tale traveled from page to screen, explained by showrunner Bruce MillerAug 30, 2017 Listen
Actress Ann Dowd on how she builds her twisted, darkly iconic characters on The Handmaid's Tale and The Leftovers.Aug 23, 2017 Listen
How beloved book The Glass Castle became a movie.Aug 16, 2017 Listen
How PBS is navigating an especially hostile political era.Aug 09, 2017 Listen
How one small town recovered from being gutted by the Great Recession — and how it didn’t.Aug 02, 2017 Listen
Michaela Watkins on audition rituals, her worst college party, and playing a “coastal elite”Jul 26, 2017 Listen
How did a sheet with eyeholes come to be the symbol for a ghost? Director David Lowery explains.Jul 19, 2017 Listen
Errol Morris, one of the best interviewers ever, on true crime and the art of the documentary.Jul 12, 2017 Listen
Tired of boring blockbusters? Our critics pick the best summer movies of the 2000s.Jul 05, 2017 Listen
Comedian Maz Jobrani on making people laugh in a deeply divided AmericaJun 28, 2017 Listen
Alan Sepinwall, on why he doesn’t like the Netflix model of full-season storiesJun 21, 2017 Listen
Fear the Walking Dead's cast on shooting in Mexico in the era of TrumpJun 14, 2017 Listen
Damon LindelofJun 07, 2017 Listen
The Americans showrunnersMay 31, 2017 Listen
Alan YangMay 24, 2017 Listen
Ane CrabtreeMay 17, 2017 Listen
Chris ParnellMay 10, 2017 Listen
Ezra Klein May 03, 2017 Listen
Full FrontalApr 26, 2017 Listen
Richard KellyApr 19, 2017 Listen
Phil LaMarrApr 12, 2017 Listen
Rhea SeehornApr 05, 2017 Listen
Ceyda TorunMar 29, 2017 Listen
Dave MalloyMar 22, 2017 Listen
Laura Zak and Kate FisherMar 15, 2017 Listen
Desmin BorgesMar 08, 2017 Listen
Ryan MurphyMar 01, 2017 Listen