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The Vulture TV Podcast

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There’s little doubt that TV is driving the cultural conversation, but there could still stand to be more great conversation about TV. That’s where the Vulture TV Podcast comes in. In this weekly podcast, New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami will go deep on what matters most the world of television, what makes good TV, and how good TV gets made. Their conversation could, and will, encompass everything from the hot-button points of a given show—did you see what happened on Mad Men?—to a discussion of TV’s new diversity...

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There’s little doubt that TV is driving the cultural conversation, but there could still stand to be more great conversation about TV. That’s where the Vulture TV Podcast comes in. In this weekly podcast, New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami will go deep on what matters most the world of television, what makes good TV, and how good TV gets made. Their conversation could, and will, encompass everything from the hot-button points of a given show—did you see what happened on Mad Men?—to a discussion of TV’s new diversity...

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By Meow 23 winky - Jul 13 2017
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It is not the rule of life that you get to hear sensible creative people break down television. I changed my opinions and found new favorite shows from hearing them talk. It was truely wonderful to hear people breaking media down along gender class and race lines. Someday these things will not need to be pointed out, but how they did it and who they did extended interviews with was inspiring. That is feminism in action than k you

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By SHamiltonC - Jul 07 2017
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I loved this show. I'm really sorry they weren't able to keep going. If there's anything to be done about getting it back I hope they'll let us know.

iTunes Ratings

108 Ratings
Average Ratings
60
22
11
9
6

Sad loss

By Meow 23 winky - Jul 13 2017
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It is not the rule of life that you get to hear sensible creative people break down television. I changed my opinions and found new favorite shows from hearing them talk. It was truely wonderful to hear people breaking media down along gender class and race lines. Someday these things will not need to be pointed out, but how they did it and who they did extended interviews with was inspiring. That is feminism in action than k you

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By SHamiltonC - Jul 07 2017
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I loved this show. I'm really sorry they weren't able to keep going. If there's anything to be done about getting it back I hope they'll let us know.

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The Vulture TV Podcast

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There’s little doubt that TV is driving the cultural conversation, but there could still stand to be more great conversation about TV. That’s where the Vulture TV Podcast comes in. In this weekly podcast, New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami will go deep on what matters most the world of television, what makes good TV, and how good TV gets made. Their conversation could, and will, encompass everything from the hot-button points of a given show—did you see what happened on Mad Men?—to a discussion of TV’s new diversity...

"O.J.: Made In America" with Ezra Edelman (and Rembert Browne)

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Director Ezra Edelman joins Gazelle Emami, Matt Zoller Seitz, and Rembert Browne to discuss the lovable, mysterious, talented, and in most Americans' minds murderous man at the center of his new documentary, "O.J.: Made in America." The five-part, seven hour documentary premiered on ABC on June 11, and continues to air throughout the week on ESPN. SPOILER ALERT: This episode contains spoilers pertaining to the 22-year-old murders for which OJ Simpson was acquitted.

Jun 14 2016

55mins

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Monday May 18th: The Mad Men Series Finale

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New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture TV columnist Margaret Lyons, and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami discuss the series finale of Mad Men.
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May 19 2015

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The Rare Hour-Long Comedy (Plus "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin")

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Margaret, Matt and Gazelle talk about the rare hour-long comedy, plus the CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin."
This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions
11:20 - 25:46 The pilot of The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"25:47 - 35:59 The premiere of the second season of The CW's "Jane the Virgin"
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Oct 14 2015

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Unfriendly in a Friendly Way: FX’s Fargo and the Art of Adaptation

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The complex challenge of adapting films into television series, from "MASH" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to "Parenthood," with a particular emphasis on the current season of FX's "Fargo." Plus: has television evolved into a more artistic form than cinema?
This episode is sponsored by TNT's "Legends" and GE Podcast Theater.
This episode contains spoilers for the following shows:
Fargo - 10:08-10:12, 29:15-45:27
Edge of Tomorrow - 26:18-27:40

Nov 03 2015

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Game of Thrones the Finale & Game of Thrones the Books

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A special Game of Thrones season finale spectacular. First, Margaret, Matt and Gazelle talk about the Game of Thrones finale. Then, Vulture's Game of Thrones experts Jennifer Vineyard and Nate Jones join Gazelle to talk about the Game of Thrones books.
 
This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions
0:00 - 31:31: Game of Thrones, the fifth season finale
31:31 - 48:53: Game of Thrones, the books
 
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Jun 16 2015

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9/8/15: Shocking Twists in TV History plus Mr. Robot

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Gazelle, Matt and Margaret talk about all the times when TV messed with your minds (i.e. shocking twists - many spoilers ahead), then the first season of "Mr. Robot."
 
This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions
 
0:00 to 20:05 - *Spoiler Warning Red Alert* The first segment contains many spoilers about twists in popular TV shows throughout history. Including a Mr. Robot spoiler at 2:40.
21:13 - end of show: The last season of Mr. Robot
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Sep 08 2015

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Vulture TV Podcast Ep. 4: The Jinx, Community, The Wire vs. The Sopranos

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New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture TV columnist Margaret Lyons, and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami discuss the biggest TV moment of the year from HBO’s The Jinx, dive into the new season of Community on Yahoo, and finally (sort of) answer the question, “Is The Wire really better than The Sopranos?”
Note: This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:
2:00-4:30: Empire Season 1 finale, Justified Season 6 Episode 9, The Americans Season 3 Episode 8 
4:30-13:05: The Jinx full series
 
13:05 - 22:35: Community Season 6 through Episode 2

Mar 23 2015

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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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A wide-ranging discussion with Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the creative team behind "The People Vs. Larry Flynt," "Ed Wood," and many other biopics, as well as FX's new miniseries "The People v. O.J. Simpson." Gazelle, Margaret, and guest Alex Jung talk to Scott and Larry about the challenge of adapting real life into drama, as well as the unexpectedly resonant political themes in the story of the O.J. Simpson trial, many of which feel as relevant today as they did twenty years ago. Spoilers throughout for "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."

Feb 02 2016

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The 2016 Vulture TV Awards: Best Actor, Actress, and Show

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Matt and Jen reveal their choices for the best actor, actress and show of the year, as well as the many other amazing performances and series that almost made the cut. In a more crowded field of competitors than ever before, these artists are particularly impressive, and we can't wait to see what else they've got in store for us this year...and beyond.Spoilers: This episode contains spoilers for The Leftovers and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.Theme music: "Slinky," by Dlay (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dlay/Elemental/Slinky)

Jul 05 2016

48mins

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Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” and Directorial Artistry on TV

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Joined by TV historian Stephen Bowie, we discuss the evolution of the role of the director in scripted television. As Stephen tells us, TV directors have been innovators since the 50’s, but they’ve only recently begun to gain notoriety for their efforts. Plus: the moral issues raised by the narrative structure of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer.”
SPOILERS:
Making a Murderer 16:24 - 43:04

Jan 05 2016

43mins

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Netflix’s Big Year

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An in-depth analysis of Netflix’s huge expansion in 2015. Is anyone else creating as much great original programming, with as much consistency? Plus, a comprehensive review of “Jessica Jones,” which just might feature the scariest comic book villain of all time.
SPOILERS: You might want to postpone listening to this one until you've watched all of "Jessica Jones." 
This episode is sponsored by "The Message," from Panoply and GE Podcast Theater.

Dec 01 2015

47mins

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Big Little Lies Finale

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Vulture TV hosts talk about this winter's biggest show HBO's Big Little Lies, which debuted its finale Sunday. They talk about what they loved about the show and whether they'd like to see a second season.

Apr 04 2017

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Seinfeldia (w/ Jennifer Keishin Armstrong)

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A deep-dive into the beloved "show about nothing" with "Seinfeldia" author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. Jennifer spoke extensively with the creative team behind the show, as well as the fans who keep its myths and legends alive to this day, and she joins Gazelle, Matt and Jen for a fond remembrance of the comedy that changed everything.

Jul 12 2016

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Vulture TV Podcast Ep. 5: Mad Men Episodes You Should Re-Watch Now, and Award Shows

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New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture TV columnist Margaret Lyons, and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami discuss Mad Men episodes that deserve a repeat viewing before the premiere of the final season on April 5th, and discuss how much award shows matter, anyway. 
 
Note: This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:
0:33-2:20: The season finale of The Fosters, the most recent episode of Better Call Saul, the most recent episode of The Mindy Project.
2:36-21:10: Mad Men Season 2, Mad Men Season 5
 
21:22-26:00: Bloodline

Mar 30 2015

31mins

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*Special Edition*: The Americans Season 3 Finale

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New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture TV columnist Margaret Lyons, and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami dissect the season three finale of “The Americans” - one of their favorite shows.
Spoiler Warning: This episode contains spoilers for the entire series of “The Americans.

Apr 23 2015

36mins

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June 30th, 2015: Low Concept Vs. High Concept Shows and "Catastrophe"

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New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture TV columnist Margaret Lyons, and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami discuss low concept vs. high concept shows, and the ebb and flow of the trends for both. They then dive into Amazon's new high concept show "Catastrophe."
 
 This episode contains spoilers for Amazon's "Catastrophe"
 
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Jun 30 2015

39mins

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Phoebe Waller Bridge on "Fleabag" & TV's Greatest Couple Revealed

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Phoebe Waller Bridge joins our hosts to discuss her creative process on "Fleabag," for which she is the creator, writer, and star. Plus, recapping Vulture's attempt to crown TV's greatest couple.

Oct 18 2016

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Mad Men Carousel - Matt Zoller Seitz Live in Brooklyn

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Selections from live appearances by Vulture’s Matt Zoller Seitz, currently on tour to celebrate the launch of his book “Mad Men Carousel,” a comprehensive critical analysis of the seminal AMC series "Mad Men." Seitz, alongside collaborators Roberta Lipp and Amy Cook, explains the endless complexities of Matthew Weiner's masterpiece, as well as favorite sequences and plot twists. An excellent companion for your holiday binge-watching, and if nothing else, a good way to sound smart at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Om…
SPOILERS: This episode contains spoilers for major plot developments in Mad Men throughout (including the finale!), so listen with care.
This episode is sponsored by "Legends" on TNT.

Nov 24 2015

45mins

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"Stranger Things" Composers Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, and the Power of Music on TV

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Examining the power of original scoring for television throughout history, with a particular emphasis on its return to prominence in the era of Peak TV. Plus: an interview with Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, who wrote the music for Netflix's "Stranger Things."Theme music: "Slinky" by Dlay (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dlay/Elemental/Slinky)

Aug 02 2016

39mins

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Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna Live at the Vulture Festival

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Gazelle and Matt are joined live on stage in New York by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna to talk about the show's complicated themes, how to tell realistic stories about love, how to run an entire music video studio in parallel with a sitcom, and much, much more.SPOILER ALERT: This episode contains spoilers for the first season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend throughout!

May 24 2016

1hr 18mins

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A Walk Down TV Podcast Memory Lane

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On this final episode of the Vulture TV Podcast, host Gazelle Emami, TV Critic Matt Zoller-Seitz and Vulture Columnist Jen Chaney are joined by producer Jordan Bell to revisit some of the show's best moments.

Jul 06 2017

58mins

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Aziz Ansari on Master of None Season Two

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Jen Chaney and Aziz Ansari go into detail about season two of Master of None. They talk about his inspiration for several of the season's beloved scenes, working closely with his family on the show, and working with Netflix.

Jun 27 2017

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The Best Shows of 2017 So Far

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June marks the halfway point of 2017, so Vulture hosts Gazelle Emami, Matt Zoller-Seitz and Jen Chaney talk about their favorite shows and TV episodes from this year.

Jun 20 2017

36mins

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A Closer Look at Better Call Saul's "Chuck McGill"

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Hear the live panel featuring actor Michael McKean and Better Call Saul writer-producer Peter Gould as they look closely at their collaboration to make Chuck McGill. Hosted by Vulture's Matt Zoller-Seitz, the panel examines McKean’s career as a dramatic and comedic actor and how he brought Chuck to life.

Jun 13 2017

39mins

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The Series Finale of The Leftovers

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Vulture hosts Gazelle Emami and Matt Zoller-Seitz are joined by New York magazine writer Boris Kachka, who spent months embedded with Damon Lindelof and The Leftovers crew to tell the story of how the finale came together and by Variety critic and Leftovers superfan Sonia Saraiya.

Jun 06 2017

54mins

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Twin Peaks Revival

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After 26 years, Twin Peaks is back for an 18-episode season on Showtime. Vulture's columnist Jen Chaney and TV critic Matt Zoller-Seitz react to the new series and talk about what the original means, both to television in general and to each of them personally.

May 30 2017

52mins

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VEEP's David Mandel

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Vulture hosts Jen Chaney and Matt Zoller-Seitz speak with VEEP's showrunner David Mandel about making the show's sixth season.

May 23 2017

58mins

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Damon Lindelof's "It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World"

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In this special edition of the Vulture TV Podcast, Matt Zoller-Seitz speaks with Damon Lindelof about episode five of the final season of The Leftovers, which is in part based on Lindelof's interpretation of some important events in Matt's life.

May 16 2017

50mins

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Imagining Coen Brothers' Films as TV & Fargo's Noah Hawley

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Vulture hosts imagine what Coen Brothers' movies would play best as TV. And Matt Zoller-Seitz speaks with Fargo's Noah Hawley.

May 09 2017

33mins

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The Handmaid's Tale & Books as Television in 2017

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From Big Little Lies to 13 Reasons Why to The Handmaid's Tale, we're talkin' book to television adaptations. The Vulture TV hosts run through the books that made television series debuts in 2017-- they discuss how these stories have to change for TV, whether it looks like series is the new model over movies, and what makes an adaptation work. Plus, some insight into how this played with Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and American Gods.

May 02 2017

41mins

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Damon Lindelof on the Final Season of The Leftovers

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Vulture hosts are joined by The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof for an extensive chat about making the final season of the show, about its parallels to LOST and Lindelof's choices in casting the series.

Apr 25 2017

57mins

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GIRLS Finale

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Vulture TV Podcast host Gazelle Emami, along with columnist Jen Chaney and contributor Kathryn VanArendonk talk about the series finale of HBO's GIRLS. They discuss how the finale episode relates to the pilot, how they feel about the pregnancy narrative and they each answer the question-- which "girl' becomes a woman?

Apr 18 2017

44mins

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TV Theme Songs and Opening Titles

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Vulture hosts Gazelle Emami, Matt Zoller-Seitz and Jen Chaney talk about some of their favorite and least favorite TV theme songs. And they get into how opening titles cue viewers for the show's mood, and about how titles have evolved over the years thanks to production budgets and streaming technology.

Apr 11 2017

37mins

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Big Little Lies Finale

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Vulture TV hosts talk about this winter's biggest show HBO's Big Little Lies, which debuted its finale Sunday. They talk about what they loved about the show and whether they'd like to see a second season.

Apr 04 2017

44mins

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Mark Harris on His Netflix Series "Five Came Back"

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Matt Zoller-Seitz is joined by Vulture Columnist Mark Harris to talk about turning his book into the new Netflix documentary series Five Came Back about WWII.

Mar 28 2017

38mins

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This Is Us Recap and Rupert Grint, Formerly Ron Weasley, on His Role in Crackle's Snatch

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Vulture's Gazelle Emami and Jen Chaney talk about season one of NBC’s This Is Us and what they hope to see from the show in the future. Then, we’re joined by Rupert Grint, former Harry Potter star, and current star of Crackle’s latest series, Snatch. And hear Matt Zoller-Seitz's Aria about how Rupert Grint is growing up and what its making him feel.

Mar 21 2017

57mins

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A look Ahead at Spring TV

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Vulture hosts talk their favorite shows from this winter and what they predict about the shows arriving this spring. Plus, Jen Chaney gives us an the aria this week on the TV goodness that is March Madness.

Mar 14 2017

49mins

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The Americans Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg

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Vulture's Jen Chaney talks with Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg about the fifth and penultimate season of The Americans.

Mar 08 2017

33mins

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The Ryan Murphy TV Universe

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The Vulture TV Podcast hosts talk about Feud, the newest Ryan Murphy show about the infamous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Plus, Vulture Associate Editor Jordan Crucchiola delivers the aria this week, a piece about asexuality on Riverdale.

Mar 07 2017

40mins

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The Final Season of HBO's GIRLS

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Vulture hosts along with Alex Jung share their favorite drunk TV moments and some insight on the first three episodes of the latest and final season of HBO's GIRLS.

Feb 28 2017

32mins

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