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Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.
 
Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people. I am endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment. What qualifies me for such an endeavor? More than a decade of sobriety, a degree in Anthropology and four year ...
 
In a unique weekly podcast, Edith Bowman sits down with a variety of film directors, actors, producers and composers to talk about the music that inspired them and how they use music in their films, from their current release to key moments in their career. The music chosen by our guests is woven into the interview and used alongside clips from their films. https://twitter.com/soundtrackinguk https://www.facebook.com/Soundtrackingwithedithbowman/ https://play.spotify.com/user/soundtrackingwi ...
 
As an editor and writer for Fast Company magazine, KC Ifeanyi covers some of the most creative minds in film, television, business and beyond. In this podcast, he unpacks the most frustrating parts of the creative process by talking to psychologists, scholars, and experts who are on the forefront of understanding creativity.
 
Radio8Ball is a musical divination podcast hosted by ANDRAS JONES. We answer questions (and question answers) by picking songs at random, and interpreting them like musical tarot cards. The questions come from our celebrity guests and the answers are performed by our featured songwriter. Featured guests have included: Viggo Mortensen, Fred Armisen, Jon Auer, Tig Notaro, Mose Allison, Eleni Mandell, Inara George, Allen Toussaint, Susanna Hoffs, John Trudell, Michael Ian Black, John Doe, Exene ...
 
Interview show featuring the world's biggest stars and top moviemakers -- George Clooney, Julianne Moore and Russell Crowe, just to name a few. They drop by the ABC News studio to talk to Rolling Stone's film and television critic Peter Travers about their latest projects and their lives. And just when you think you know all there is about these stars -- there's a musical surprise at the end of every interview! New episodes every Thursday morning.
 
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The Senator for Minnesota, former Democratic presidential candidate, and author of "Antitrust" talks to Anne McElvoy about whether America's mega-companies should be broken up. Also, will the Apple v Epic Games case increase competition and were Facebook’s Oversight Board right to uphold the suspension of Trump’s account. And are female politicians…
 
At 19, Julia Michaels entered the music industry as a songwriter for artists including Fifth Harmony, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and many others. But she didn't dare step into the booth herself until she wrote her 2017 hit "Issues," which she felt was too personal to give to anyone else. Three EPs later (and jumping over hurdles of self-doubt), J…
 
Kwame Onwuachi is a James Beard award-winning chef and author. Kwame joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his experience as a contestant and judge on Top Chef, writing his first book, and cooking for Obama, Oprah, and Dave Chappelle. Kwame and Dax talk about their shared experience growing up in a single-mother household and how as a kid, Kwame was…
 
Kelly Osbourne is an English television personality, actress, singer, model, and fashion designer. Kelly joins the Armchair Expert to discuss how her reality show changed her life, her history with addiction, and how Dax used to attend meetings at her house. Kelly discusses becoming ruthless after having her heart broken, what it was like always ha…
 
Our guests on this latest episode of Soundtracking are successful musicians in their own right who - not for the first time - have teamed up to deliver a stunning movie score. Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann first worked together on Garth Edwards's Lion. They've since brought us the music to The Old Guard, The Art Of Racing In The Rain, A C…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by John Hawkes, who talks about his new film End of Sentence. Plus your essential streaming reviews including big Oscar winner Nomadland, Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan as lovers in Ireland who get caught up in a family land dispute, Michael B Jordan as John Clark, a US Navy SEAL, who goes on a path to avenge his wife's murd…
 
Danny Huston joins me to talk about directing and starring in The Last Photograph - the man born on a film set also shares precious family and personal movie memories, such as the day he fell in love with Ava Gardner. I look at the Oscar results, talk Paddington vs Kane and recommend a new show about Tupac. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/priv…
 
Wild Mountain Thyme, the Ireland-set rom-com that stars Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan, finally arrives on these shores this week, several months after the trailer first set the interwebs ablaze with much speculation and spoofing of the pair's Irish accents. And on this week's show, Chris Hewitt talks to Blunt and Dornan about the movie, about their …
 
Richard Kind is beloved by fans and colleagues alike. A versatile actor and endearing presence on TV shows like Spin City, Mad About You, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, movies including Argo, and A Serious Man, and animated films including A Bug’s Life, Cars, and Inside Out, he has made a lasting impression. He’s also performed on Broadway in such shows…
 
In 2004 Tammy Duckworth was shot down by Iraqi insurgents while she was serving in the army and lost both legs in the attack. As America withdraws troops from Afghanistan, Anne McElvoy asks the Illinois senator about the legacy of America's interventions abroad and whether President Biden is making the right decision. The first Thai-American woman …
 
Alexi Pappas is a Greek-American Olympic runner, filmmaker, actor, and writer. Her debut memoir-in-essays, Bravey was published in January 2021. Alexi joins the Armchair Expert to discuss her experience competing at the Rio Olympics, getting into running later in life, and the impact her father had in her life after her mom passed away. Alexi and D…
 
Joe Biden is an unlikely savior. Nothing in his past indicated there was a second coming of FDR on its way. However... WTF is going on?! Elected President at a time of transformational change in America, he has chosen to read the political winds — and those winds have shifted left. The progressive worldview is in ascendance, and the demand by the A…
 
Alan Silvestri is one of the finest composers working in Hollywood today. We could fill up this little box of blurb just by listing the movies he's worked on. Films like The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Films like Predator and Ready Player One and Captain America: The First Avenger. And almost every single Robert Zemecki…
 
William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, Midsommar, Dark Waters) is an Emmy-nominated actor and playwright. William joins the Armchair Expert to discuss feeling like an outsider growing up in a Dallas suburb, not being good at anything as a kid except acting, and his father passing away at a young age. William and Dax discuss him moving to New York …
 
In spite of the hard times the film industry has faced during the pandemic, there have been many excellent films released over the past year. For Oscar weekend, Michael Moore shares his thoughts on all the nominated films, plus some of his favorite films that we're not nominated, such as "Never Rarely Sometimes Always," "Palm Springs," "The Invisib…
 
Our guests on this week's Soundtracking are a couple of ladies eyeing success at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening. Emerald Fennell and Carey Mulligan have combined to great effect on the former's directorial debut, Promising Young Woman, which she also wrote. Nominated for 5 Oscars - including best picture, director and actor - Promising Young …
 
Ben Bailey Smith and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Cate Blanchett and Christos Nikou, who talk about their new film Apples, about a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia.Plus your essential streaming reviews including Black Bear, which stars Aubrey Plaza, documentary Sisters with Transistors which tells the untold story of electronic music’…
 
Film maker Lisa Rovner switches us on to Sisters with Transistors, her doc about the pioneering but forgotten women of early electronic music. Lisa faces the SAGFL Ten questions with answers including Chungking Express and Desperately Seeking Susan. I make some bold Oscar predictions and recommend an all-Oscar Three To See. Music by Lee Rosevere. S…
 
Dorothy Brown is an author and law professor at Emory University. Dorothy joins the Armchair Expert to discuss her new book “The Whiteness of Wealth” and how race relates to taxes and wealth inequality. Dorothy and Dax discuss the problems with the current tax system and solutions to the systemic racism of tax law. Dorothy explains the differences …
 
Aubrey Plaza, arguably the owner of the best deadpan delivery in the business, gets to put her skills to the test on this week's episode of the Empire Podcast, talking to Chris Hewitt about her new film Black Bear, about being interviewed by Adam Sandler, life after Parks And Recreation, and much, much more. Then, in the virtual podbooth, Chris is …
 
How does the best-known veteran of foreign policy view the great global standoff today? Henry Kissinger is a titan of US politics — as Secretary of State and National Security Advisor in the Nixon and Ford administrations he brokered detente with the Soviet Union and orchestrated a breakthrough presidential visit to China in 1972. Incumbents have s…
 
The author of critically acclaimed novels including The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife is known for beautifully unpacking facets of the Chinese immigrant experience, the complexities of family dynamics, and the trauma that often fuels it. In this episode, Amy breaks down her relationship between trauma and creativity, what she learned fro…
 
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, non-profit leader, and currently running for Mayor of New York City. Andrew joins the Armchair Expert to discuss growing up as a first generation Asian American in the 80’s, being an older dad to young kids, and running for mayor of New York City. Andrew and Dax discuss universal basic income …
 
It took only 10 hours of deliberations for a Minneapolis jury to find former police office Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter of George Floyd. The decision was swift, overwhelming, obvious, and yet, somehow, shocking. Maybe it should not have been such a shock that jurors in the politica…
 
Macklemore is Grammy Award-winning rapper and songwriter. Macklemore joins the Armchair Expert to talk about growing up in a progressive neighborhood in Seattle, falling in love with music when he heard the Beverly Hills Cops soundtrack, and why he chose East Coast Rap over West Coast Rap. Dax and Macklemore open up about their journeys with sobrie…
 
We've cheated a bit this week - as one of our guests doesn't really talk about music at all. But given her film Nomadland has just won a sackful of BAFTAs and is nominated for six Oscars too, we thought we'd cut Chloe Zhao a little slack. To be honest, Edith just wanted to share the interview with you, so much does she love the film - which stars F…
 
A onetime piano prodigy is now an Oscar nominee. Having won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 2011, Kris Bowers has spread his wings and achieved his goal of becoming a composer for film and television. Among his credits: Green Book, Bridgerton, When They See Us, and the upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy. What’s more, his c…
 
Edith Bowman and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Aubrey Plaza, who talks about her new film Black Bear, in which she plays a filmmaker at a creative impasse seeking solace at a rural retreat.Plus your essential streaming reviews including the new Neil Marshall film The Reckoning, about a young widow haunted by the recent suicide of her husband, The S…
 
This week's Empire Podcast is a) the right file, after last week's mix-up (if you still haven't heard last week's show, it's up now for your listening pleasure) and b) jam-packed with poddy goodness. John Nugent returns to the podfold after an extended absence, and has a brief chat with Wolfwalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart about life o…
 
How do you reinvent a city? The mayor of Miami is on a mission to turn his city into the world’s foremost tech and financial hub. Anne McElvoy explores whether he can tempt entrepreneurs and investors away from Silicon Valley and Wall Street and how he will improve the lives of Miamians. Mayor Suarez talks about his ambitions in the Republican Part…
 
Michael Moss is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter. Michael joins the Armchair Expert to discuss food addiction, the invention of processed food, and what government oversight of the food industry would look like. Michael and Dax discuss free will when it comes to diet, how big food companies us…
 
Eric Roth is one of the most successful Hollywood screenwriters of our time. His writing credits include “A Star Is Born," “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Good Shepherd,” “Munich,” “Ali,” “The Insider,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “The Postman,” and the film for which he won an Academy Award, "Forrest Gum…
 
The COVID-19 vaccine is out of control in Michigan. Governor Whitmer is afraid to order a shut down of the state after months of threats and attacks from the right-wing and the business community. The federal government is refusing to provide Michigan with extra supply of vaccine. And the fear is that many of the new cases are the aggressive U.K. v…
 
Hank Azaria (The Simpsons, Brockmire, The Birdcage) is an Emmy-award winning actor and comedian. Hank joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his addiction and recovery, being mistaken as someone in the upholstery business, and the controversy around his Simpson’s character. Hank and Dax discuss getting in touch with your emotions to help with conflic…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Elizabeth Lo, who talks about her new movie Stray about stray dogs in Istanbul. Plus your essential streaming reviews including a 70s-set British supernatural thriller called The Power, Sci-fi horror Assimilate, Cornwall-set drama Wilderness, Andy Samberg in time-loop comedy/ fantasy Palm Springs and Riz Ahmed in Sound …
 
We don't just have one guest for you on our latest episode of Soundtracking - or even two. No, it's a 'three-for' this week, as we explore the wonder that is Sound of Metal. Nominated for six Oscars and four BAFTAs, including shouts from both for the extraordinary Riz Ahmed as best actor, Sound of Metal tells the story of a drummer, Ruben, who is g…
 
On an episode of the Empire Podcast so uncharacteristically short it could qualify for inclusion in Sam Clements' 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest, Chris Hewitt sits down with Riz Ahmed and Darius Marder, the star and director of the phenomenal Sound Of Metal, to talk about how they pulled off one of the year's best dramas (and, because it's about a dr…
 
He’s enjoying the success and acclaim he rightly deserves for The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix’s most-watched scripted miniseries), but Scott Frank is not just a flavor of the month. He’s written movies like Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, Logan, and our favorite sleeper The Lookout, which marked his directing debut. Scott has a wealth of obs…
 
Michigan is in the middle of the worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 surge. Other Upper Midwest states are seeing an uptick in cases, as well. While it seems like there is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we are at serious risk of causing more death and destruction and prolonging the lockdown due to a combination of stupidity, misinformation and…
 
What can a travel writer learn from staying at home? Anne McElvoy asks the prolific travel author Paul Theroux about the virtues of being homebound during the pandemic. The author of "Under the Wave at Waimea" reveals that his friend and one-time foe V.S. Naipaul inspired a character in his new book about big-wave surfing in Hawaii. Also, verbal fe…
 
Zach King has made a name for himself as a digital illusionist, using seamless editing to create mind-bending videos. He gained popularity on Vine and has translated his brand of "magic" to TikTok where he's one of the platform's most followed creators. It's easy to get caught up in the wow factor of Zach's tricks, but what's truly impressive is ho…
 
Daniel Goleman, PhD is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and science journalist. Daniel joins the Armchair Expert to discuss the differences between cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and empathic concern, and that emotional intelligence starts with being aware and able to name your feelings. Daniel explains the importance of cognitive …
 
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