Join award-winning journalist and best-selling author James Andrew Miller as he uncovers bold beginnings of success stories in the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, and business. Experience all the unpredictable moments, pivotal junctures, and strokes of luck that turn great ideas into formidable realities -- as told by the insiders who were there from the start.
Come along for the complex climb of Sex and the City to cultural high status, and hear about the impact it had on those who made it: the trek and the series. Plus, we’ll discuss with cast and others how the show’s sexual freedom contributed to its popularity – “Sex and the City,” with an emphasis on the former.
How did the creation of Sex and the City lead to a revolution about what could be said and done on television, and what was going on behind the camera that made it all possible? Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Willie Garson and other key figures in the show’s extraordinary success share their stories, sagas, and secrets. Sex and the City is available on HBO Go/HBO Now.
In this Origins bonus interview, James Andrew Miller sits down with Sarah Jessica Parker for an in depth discussion on how she has turned her business ideas into gold. Sponsored by the American Express Business Gold Card.
**Don't forget to download and listen to Sarah's raw "Origins Originals" interview from the Sex and the City series podcast - coming soon!
What does a typical week look like at SNL? Hear from the producers, writers and cast to see how the show comes together from the first brainstorming sessions in the writer’s room on Monday, to the after party in the wee hours of Sunday Morning. Plus, learn how the show finds new talent and where the cast and crew see themselves and the show headed, in Season 44, and beyond.
How did SNL producers, writers, and cast recover after the end of last season, and how did they get themselves ready for Season 44? Cast members Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Chris Redd, Kenan Thompson, and Melissa Villasenor – along with Executive Producer Lorne Michaels and show producers Steve Higgins and Lindsay Shookus reveal their summer strategies as they say goodbye to sleep and dig in for the new season ahead.
Since its beginning, Saturday Night Live has tweaked and taunted presidents from both parties and of all shapes and sizes. It’s fair to say, however, that Donald Trump is a more challenging figure for the show than any of the presidents who preceded him. Here, SNL creator Lorne Michaels, actor Alec Baldwin, Update coanchors Michael Che and Colin Jost, and veteran SNL player Kenan Thompson all reflect on the show’s first two years of life with Trump — and what the third year just ahead may bring....
How much of Alabama’s success on the field is a product of their efforts off of it? Hear Coach Nick Saban go deep on “The Process” and why Alabama’s psychological game may just be the most important one on the schedule.
It started on ESPN’s first night on the air, and remains a vital artery today, but in between there’s been a whole lot of action going on behind the scenes. Many of SportsCenter’s most notable anchors share their stories — and opinions — about ESPN’s legendary workhorse.
The continuation of 30for30: Dreams...Nightmares...Dreams. In today’s crowded content universe, how does a new idea break out to become a celebrated brand? What do filmmakers covet most? (Hint: It’s not money). Discover the story behind all the stories care of Barry Levinson, John Skipper, Bill Simmons, and many more. Welcome to the 30for30 on 30for30.
In today’s crowded content universe, how does a new idea break out to become a celebrated brand? What do filmmakers covet most? (Hint: It’s not money). Discover the story behind all the stories care of Barry Levinson, John Skipper, Bill Simmons, and many more. Welcome to the 30for30 on 30for30.
If you think Pardon the Interruption was a Kornheiser/Wilbon idea, think again. Episode 2 explains how the show was created, and why it's still successful after more than a decade and a half on the air.
“ESPN & Social Media: A Troubled Marriage” examines key events, and reveals candid, personal reflections on the past decade of social media life at ESPN. More than 20 current and former ESPNers tackle topics including President Trump, Barstool, suspensions, and numerous other topics. It’s raw, surprising, and sure to be controversial.
Origins Chapter Two: ESPN is the second installment of an all-new podcast series by James Andrew Miller, award-winning journalist and best-selling author of the NYT best selling books on ESPN, Saturday Night Live and CAA, the Creative Artist Agency, which will be exploring epochal beginnings—whether from the fields of film, television, music, publishing, or even human relationships.
The five-part ESPN podcast chapter of Origins will feature deep dives into the histories of “Pardon the Interruption,”30for30”documentary series, “College Game Day,” “SportsCenter” and “Social Media at ESPN.”
You’ll hear from all the key players, including Michelle Beadle, Chris Berman, Linda Cohn, Rich Eisen, Chris Fowler, Jemele Hill, Tony Kornheiser, Bob Ley, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Bill Simmons, Sage Steele, Scott Van Pelt, Mike Wilbon and many more.
Origins Chapter Two: ESPN launches on December 18th and features conversations with Bill Simmons, Michelle Beadle, Chris Berman, Linda Cohn, Rich Eisen, Chris Fowler, Jemele Hill, Tony Kornheiser, Bob Ley, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Sage Steele, Scott Van Pelt, Mike Wilbon and many more. Listeners will hear first-hand accounts of how the shows were created, how they evolved, and how they changed the lives of everyone involved.
Origins Chapter One: Curb Your Enthusiasm is the first installment of an all-new podcast series by James Andrew Miller, award-winning and best-selling author of the oral history books on ESPN, Saturday Night Live and CAA, the Creative Artist Agency, which will be exploring epochal beginnings—whether from the fields of film, television, music, publishing, or even human relationships.
The five-part Curb Your Enthusiasm podcast chapter of Origins will launch with Episode One on September 6th and feature conversations with more than a dozen key figures in the much-lauded, Emmy-winning show – among them, Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, Ted Danson, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein and others. Listeners will hear first-hand accounts of how the show was created, how it evolved, and how it changed the lives of everyone involved. The smash hit series begins its eagerly awaited ninth season on HBO October 1st.
“Origins” will explore how greatness starts, how new ideas take shape, and how critical innovations come to be. This is the first chapter of a four-chapter fall 2017 slate.