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Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

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Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

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483 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Thought Provoking

By FilmFoley - Apr 09 2018
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Great questions and attention to detail. Elvis is a fantastic interviewer.

Amazing host, great guests and awesome content!

By Sethyoufree - Aug 17 2016
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Love everything about this one!

iTunes Ratings

483 Ratings
Average Ratings
356
70
20
19
18

Thought Provoking

By FilmFoley - Apr 09 2018
Read more
Great questions and attention to detail. Elvis is a fantastic interviewer.

Amazing host, great guests and awesome content!

By Sethyoufree - Aug 17 2016
Read more
Love everything about this one!
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The Treatment

Latest release on Jul 28, 2020

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Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

Rank #1: Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx: ‘Just Mercy’

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Two generations of African-American talent — Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx — team for ‘Just Mercy’, the story of crusading lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s (Jordan) quest to find justice for wrongly convicted Walter McMillan. The actors bring their own real world experiences to this real-life tragedy. and talk about being inspired by each other.

Jan 09 2020

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Rank #2: Ilene Chaiken: ‘The L Word: Generation Q’

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The L Word: Generation Q’ is not a reboot of the groundbreaking Showtime series on lesbian life in Los Angeles. It’s an evolution, reuniting characters from the original with a new younger group. Creator Ilene Chaiken discusses the changes, including the welcome one of shooting Los Angeles...in LA this time.

Jan 03 2020

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Rank #3: Rufus Sewell: "The Man in the High Castle"

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Actor Rufus Sewell is best known as a villain, having struck fear in protagonists’ hearts for over twenty years – with a witty and thoughtful acting style. His current role is one of his biggest, and most challenging – the American Nazi of Amazon Studios’ adaptation of “The Man in the High Castle”.  And, of course, Sewell got his start in comedy – and he talks about how his beginnings (and comic precision) still play apart in his work. 

Dec 27 2019

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Rank #4: Arianne Phillips: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

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Costume design is an integral part of movies, a visual storytelling tool that the most engaged directors recognize. Arianne Phillips is one of those artists. Her wardrobe contributions to ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, her first collaboration with Quentin Tarantino, brought her a third Oscar nomination. She discusses that new relationship in her career, in all of its uniqueness.

Jan 24 2020

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Rank #5: Russell Peters, "Deported"

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Canadian comedian Russell Peters talks about "Deported", his newest comedy special on Amazon Prime Video. This is his most personal work he's ever done. Peters talks to Elvis about how he approaches comedy, causing trouble and how he works with his audience.  This provacateur considers everyone fair game.

Feb 06 2020

28mins

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Stephen Root: ‘Perry Mason’

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Character actor Stephen Root has dozens of television and film roles under his belt, and, as he tells Elvis Mitchell on ‘The Treatment,’ many of those roles share an outward display of confidence even if that’s far from the characters’ inner feelings. Root tells Mitchell that that confidence may very well have come from his childhood of moving around and having to start over every few years. Root says his most recent role, Maynard Barnes, the ambitious district attorney on HBO’s ‘Perry Mason,’ is “a peacock on the outside and not a nice person on the inside.” 

He talks about being in the fortunate position of carefully choosing his roles, whether they’re in an animated series like ‘King of the Hill’  horror such as ‘Get Out’ or a Coen brothers’ film. And, he talks about a surprising source of inspiration: Looney Tunes.

Jul 28 2020

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Barry Avrich: 'David Foster: Off the Record'

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What do Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Bublé have in common? Mega music producer David Foster. Before he became famous for his presence on reality TV, Foster brought his soaring sensibilities and steely concentration to artists like Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, and Chicago. Documentary filmmaker Barry Avrich turned a camera on Foster for the Netflix film, “David Foster: Off the Record,” and tracked the difference between control in the studio and the chaos outside of it. Avirch discusses what draws him to such subjects when he stops by “The Treatment.”

Jul 21 2020

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Gina Prince-Bythewood: "The Old Guard"

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood found a project that fit into many of the themes she's explored in her films going back to her debut, 2000's "Love & Basketball" in, of all places, the pages of an action-adventure graphic novel. She talks about how her upcoming Netflix feature, "The Old Guard", connected many of the dots for her on "The Treatment".

Jul 07 2020

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Max Brooks: ‘Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History’

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Author and crisis historian Max Brooks (‘World War Z’, ‘Harlem Hellfighters’) brings his affinity to translating dystopian scenarios into compelling narrative with his project, ‘Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History’. 

This episode originally aired on March 10, 2020.

Jun 29 2020

28mins

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Judd Apatow: 'The King of Staten Island'

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Writer/Director Judd Apatow has focused his career on making comedy – and drama – people who, when forced to make a choice between adulthood and remaining a kid, put it off. And the emotional wreckage that indecision leaves. For Pete Davidson's turn and first starring role, Apatow exposes Pete Davidson to indecision. He'll discuss that perspective taking him from '40-Year-Old Virgin' to 'The King of Staten Island' on The Treatment.

Jun 23 2020

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Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle: 'Sherman's Showcase Black History Month Spectacular'

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The IFC comedy series 'Sherman's Showcase' uses a parody of 'Soul Train' as its launch point, because 'Soul Train' packed so much under its tent. Most importantly, the songs exist for them as music pieces first and foremost -- and then, as comedy. 'Sherman' stars and creators, Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, talk about that and more in discussing the upcoming 'Sherman's Showcase Black History Month Spectacular' -- in June! on 'The Treatment'.

Jun 16 2020

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Holland Taylor: 'Hollywood'

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The best actors can make words dance, and we take pleasure in their pleasure. Holland Taylor is just such an actress and in the Netflix series, 'Hollywood,' Ryan Murphy created the space for her to do her magic, which she talks about on this episode of 'The Treatment.'

Jun 09 2020

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Andre Leon Talley: 'The Chiffon Trenches'

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Faith is what got Andre Leon Talley through decades of intrigues and betrayal in the world of high fashion. The former Vogue Magazine Creative Director -- and the first African-American to hold such a title -- details his survival strategies in his best-selling new memoir 'The Chiffon Trenches', on The Treatment.

Jun 02 2020

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Alan Zweibel: 'Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier'

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Forty-five years ago, Alan Zweibel joined the first group of writers responsible for an unknown project called 'NBC's Saturday Night' -- later changed to 'Saturday Night Live'. Since then, he brought his meticulous perspective -- and voice -- talents from Garry Shandling to Billy Crystal. His new book, 'Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier', details his history in the workday world of television, movie and book comedy.

May 26 2020

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Kenya Barris: '#blackAF'

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Kenya Barris followers may think his hit sitcom ‘Blackish’ is autobiographical, but his new netflix series ‘#blackAF’ cuts much closer to the bone. He raises the stakes by starring in this show as well — so you know exactly who to blame, or praise.

May 19 2020

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Stella Meghie: 'The Photograph'

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Writer and director Stella Meghie has moved her strengths — verbal aggression, a revealing eye for wardrobe, distinctive perspectives for characters, narrative driven by women — from comedy to drama with her newest film, ‘The Photograph’.

May 12 2020

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Alice Wu: 'The Half of It'

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With just two films -- 'Saving Face' and her newest, 'The Half of It', director Alice Wu has found a way to play with triangles – three-sided romantic relationships, emotional threesomes and the self splintered into trios. She talks about how aware -- and unenlightened – her characters are.

May 05 2020

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Scott Sternberg: Entireworld

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When designer Scott Sternberg shut his clothing line band of outsiders to create a brand, Entireworld, that was strictly about ease and e-commerce rather than formality and brick-and-mortar stores, he had no idea that the new concept would fit so well into the world we now face. He discusses the future of fashion, and style.

Apr 27 2020

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Mark Romanek: 'Tales from the Loop'

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To help him realize his vision for the Amazon fantasy-drama series, “Tales from the Loop," director Mark Romanek (“One Hour Photo,” “Never Let Me Go”) brought a group of feature-film behind-the-scenes artisans who’ve never worked in TV before. Listen to his take on the result.

Apr 21 2020

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Jason Segel: ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere'

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When the documentary/performance piece they institute caught the attention of Jason Segel, he decided to turn it into a shape shifting drama series about the need for community. The result, which he wrote and stars in, is ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere’, and there’s no better time for it than now.

Mar 18 2020

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Dee Rees: 'The Last Thing He Wanted'

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In a handful of features, including 'Mudbound,' which made her only the second African-American woman ever to get a screenwriting Oscar nomination, writer-director Dee Rees has centered on stories about family that can confound us. Even when they're trying their best. She finds elements of this perspective in Joan Didion's 'The Last Thing He Wanted,' and her adaptation brings new thematic elements to the project as a result.

Mar 03 2020

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Lawrence Grobel: 'Conversations with Brando'

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In 1979, master interviewer Lawrence Grobel's conversation with Marlon Brando changed the shape of the magazine celebrity profile. Grobel got the rights to the article back and has published an extended version of the interview as the book 'Conversations with Brando'. Learn about Grobel's influential approach -- and who he thinks should be in the movie version!

Feb 24 2020

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Sam Wasson: 'The Big Goodbye'

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In author and cultural historian Sam Wasson's new book, 'The Big Goodbye', he tells us that the 1970s ended in Hollywood in 1974, with the release of the epochal film 'Chinatown'. He takes us inside the chaotic and creative environment that brought screenwriter Robert Towne, director Roman Polanski, studio chief Robert Evans and star Jack Nicholson together -- a once in a lifetime union.

Feb 21 2020

28mins

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Russell Peters, "Deported"

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Canadian comedian Russell Peters talks about "Deported", his newest comedy special on Amazon Prime Video. This is his most personal work he's ever done. Peters talks to Elvis about how he approaches comedy, causing trouble and how he works with his audience.  This provacateur considers everyone fair game.

Feb 06 2020

28mins

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Cynthia Erivo: 'Harriet'

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Cynthia Erivo, nominated for best actress and best song for ‘Harriet’, found a way to bring a lot of her own life to the story of slave turned freedom fighter Harriet Tubman. 

Jan 31 2020

28mins

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iTunes Ratings

483 Ratings
Average Ratings
356
70
20
19
18

Thought Provoking

By FilmFoley - Apr 09 2018
Read more
Great questions and attention to detail. Elvis is a fantastic interviewer.

Amazing host, great guests and awesome content!

By Sethyoufree - Aug 17 2016
Read more
Love everything about this one!