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Adam McKay | January 2019

The Bill Simmons Podcast: The Interviews

January 2019: McKay and Bill discuss the prolific writer-director’s career, including ‘Anchorman,’ ‘The Big Short,’ and ‘Vice.’ Other topics include ‘Saturday Night Live’ and working with Will Ferrell.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Adam McKayProduction Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 29mins

18 Jul 2022

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Spinning Time with Adam McKay | INTERVIEWS


Haley and Jordan are joined by writer, producer, and director Adam McKay to talk all things Winning Time! They talk about how the casting process worked, what stories got left out of the show, and the challenges of making a show based on real people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


1 Jun 2022

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Telling the Climate Story with Adam McKay and Omar El Akkad (2019)

Why Is This Happening? The Chris Hayes Podcast

Since Chris was on vacation last week, we’re revisiting one of our favorite WITHpod episodes. The conversation is also timely given the recent U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which cites that time is running out to reverse damage done to the planet. From the original episode description: Y'all - this is a good one. Trust us. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you reflect, it'll inspire...it might even give you that special WITHpod brand of existential crisis. Our second stop of the fall tour brought Chris Hayes to the stunning Theatre at the Ace Hotel with screenwriter and director Adam McKay along with debut novelist Omar El Akkad. The question at hand - how can we use art and pop culture to properly convey the urgency of the climate crisis? How can storytelling break through the noise and get to the beating heart of the collective struggle our planet is in? And how will future generations think about the way we are meeting this moment? Like we said, maybe a teensy existential crisis. But we promise, you'll laugh a lot too.

1hr 9mins

26 Apr 2022

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Coordinator of Falconry: Adam McKay

That's What She Said with Sarah Spain

Sarah talks to Oscar nominated director Adam McKay about becoming the head writer at SNL after only being there for a year, the massive success of Gary Sanchez productions, how Funny or Die hit the zeitgeist at the perfect time, why the Don't Look Up experience was the craziest of his career, the difficulty in casting for Winning Time, and his excitement for Bomani Jones' new HBO show Game Theory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

15 Mar 2022

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“The Swan” (with Adam McKay)

The Official Winning Time Podcast

In the first episode of the Winning Time podcast, host Rodney Barnes talks to executive producer, director, and “Hoop Head” Adam McKay. They discuss the origin of the series and how the showtime Lakers  transformed sports entertainment in the late 70s. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


7 Mar 2022

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Adam McKay on his new movie Don’t Look Up, the climate crisis and the state of US politics

Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Adam McKay is an Oscar-winning writer, director and comedian. He is the man behind a whole string of movies including Vice, The Big Short, Anchorman and Talladega Nights.  His most recent film, Don’t Look Up, is a satirical movie about a comet hurtling toward Earth and is a metaphor for climate change, and has been nominated for four BAFTAs and four Oscars. It has also recorded the highest viewing in a week in Netflix history. Adam speaks to Krishnan about his fears for the future of our planet, if world leaders and fossil fuel companies fail to take proper action now. He also discusses the state of US politics, his ideas for his next movie and the possibility of working with Will Ferrell again.  Produced by: Freya Pickford


4 Mar 2022

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Episode 293: Adam McKay On The Music Of Don't Look Up

Soundtracking with Edith Bowman

We're starting a bumper run of Soundtracking episodes in the coming weeks, with two shows a week for the foreseeable future, including conversations with PTA, Dave Grohl & Jonny Greenwood. Eesh! Today, it's the turn of writer, director, producer and all round legend, Adam McKay. He is FANTASTIC company, and we have an absolute ball discussing the music in his latest film, Don't Look Up, which is scored by our dear friend, Nicholas Britell. Enjoy!


25 Feb 2022

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The Science in "Don't Look Up" with Adam McKay and Dr. Amy Mainzer

StarTalk Radio

Is a comet coming to destroy Earth? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice talk about the science behind Netflix’s comet apocalypse movie Don’t Look Up with director Adam McKay and astronomer Amy Mainzer. Are we all gonna die?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Jay Merrifield, Ryan Gurrentz, Kyra Smith, Lyle Baillargeon, Robert Bratcher, Justin Arnold, Rebecca Murphy, Ben Moore, Shanna Reed, and DoujinSimple for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Otemiz, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

1hr 8mins

15 Feb 2022

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“Adam McKay”


Jump into a bouncy castle full of hyenas and long-stemmed wine glasses with this week’s guest, Adam McKay. It’s SmartLess. It’s a podcast.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


7 Feb 2022

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Don't Look Up Writer/Director Adam McKay

The Movies That Made Me

Visit the episode page at Trailers From Hell for the full list of movies, references and more.And don't forget to follow us on Letterboxd.


18 Jan 2022