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Awards Chatter

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Rank #107 in TV & Film category

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Film Interviews
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'Awards Chatter' is a podcast that features in-depth interviews with the most interesting and accomplished people in show business.Created and hosted by: Scott Feinberg Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham'Awards Chatter' is hosted by www.Simplecast.com

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'Awards Chatter' is a podcast that features in-depth interviews with the most interesting and accomplished people in show business.Created and hosted by: Scott Feinberg Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham'Awards Chatter' is hosted by www.Simplecast.com

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Scott is really a GOAT

By 804Hokie - Dec 11 2019
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Scott is one of the best interviewers I’ve ever listened to. He asks the best questions and his research is always so impressive. This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts as an aspiring actor. He really gets folks to open up and be relaxed giving us, the audience, a look into some of the greatest minds in the industry. Keep it up Scott and the rest of the team!

A must listen !

By Barb Dee - Sep 17 2019
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Every interview is great ! Listen to any single one and you will be HOOKED!

iTunes Ratings

822 Ratings
Average Ratings
733
40
19
12
18

Scott is really a GOAT

By 804Hokie - Dec 11 2019
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Scott is one of the best interviewers I’ve ever listened to. He asks the best questions and his research is always so impressive. This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts as an aspiring actor. He really gets folks to open up and be relaxed giving us, the audience, a look into some of the greatest minds in the industry. Keep it up Scott and the rest of the team!

A must listen !

By Barb Dee - Sep 17 2019
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Every interview is great ! Listen to any single one and you will be HOOKED!

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'Awards Chatter' is a podcast that features in-depth interviews with the most interesting and accomplished people in show business.Created and hosted by: Scott Feinberg Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham'Awards Chatter' is hosted by www.Simplecast.com

Shia LaBeouf - 'Honey Boy' & 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'

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One of Hollywood's most talented and enigmatic figures reflects on the dark childhood that shaped him, attaining international fame via 'Transformers' (but only learning to act years later) and, after winding up in court-ordered rehab, confronting his demons by writing and playing his father in a film about his early years.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 16mins

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Jerry Seinfeld - 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

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The 62-year-old comedy legend asserts 'Seinfeld' was never "a show about nothing" and was ripped off by 'Friends' ("our show with better-looking people"); Donald Trump would be welcome on his web series ("He is buffoonish enough"); he'd like to act in the next 'Star Wars' film (playing a character named "Areyouserious"); and much more.

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Hosted by Scott Feinberg
Produced by Matthew Whitehurst
Recorded by Ryan Gabos

Aug 28 2016

53mins

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Timothée Chalamet - 'Call Me by Your Name'

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The youngest best actor Oscar nominee in 78 years — who is just 22 — reflects on the importance of his public school arts education, his early work on TV ('Homeland') and in films ('Interstellar') and the making — and crazy aftermath — of three massively acclaimed films released in 2017.

But first: Roger Durling, the executive director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, joins Scott to discuss Santa Barbara's recovery from recent fires and mudslides, the fest's evolution during his 15 years on the job and highlights of the nominee-packed 33rd edition.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.

Feb 06 2018

1hr 18mins

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge - 'Fleabag' & 'Killing Eve'

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The multi-hyphenate behind two of TV’s buzziest shows reflects on how a series of 10-minute plays that she wrote opened the doors to screen jobs, how much of herself is in her characters and how being a feminist does (and doesn’t) shape her work.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

May 09 2019

56mins

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Jason Segel - 'The End of the Tour'

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The popular star of film and TV comedies sits down with THR's awards analyst to discuss his life, career and the dramatic performance — as David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldt's indie — for which he is receiving supporting actor Oscar buzz.

Sep 23 2015

1hr

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J.J. Abrams - 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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The 49-year-old director of the highest-grossing movie of all time reacts to the film's tremendous reception ("I'm incredibly grateful") and responds to its critics ("I can understand that someone might say, 'Oh, it's a complete rip-off!' ").

Jan 08 2016

52mins

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Emilia Clarke - 'Game of Thrones' & 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

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The British actress, best known for playing Daenerys on TV's most acclaimed show, opens up about striking gold with and learning to navigate her first professional role, why she's sick of talking about her nude scenes, what led her to turn down 'Fifty Shades of Grey' but do 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' plus more.

But first: Stephen Galloway, THR's executive editor (features), joins Scott to discuss his recent article about Hollywood publicists and the period of upheaval currently impacting their community.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.

May 14 2018

1hr 15mins

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Louis C.K. - 'Horace and Pete'

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In an in-depth interview, the 48-year-old stand-up comedian and TV auteur discusses his self-released drama series (it didn't bankrupt him and its obituary was written prematurely), Emmys campaigning (he's going "balls to the wall" for the show), the future of 'Louie' ("I don't think I have stories for that guy anymore") and what's next (Broadway?!).

May 07 2016

1hr 17mins

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Amy Schumer - 'Trainwreck'

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The popular writer-star of the hit film 'Trainwreck' dishes to THR about comedy, writing, sex, turning down 'The Daily Show,' hosting the Oscars, teaming with J-Law, fighting for gun control and more.

Nov 18 2015

44mins

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James Lipton - 'Inside the Actors Studio'

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The legendary interviewer, who's nearing his 90th birthday, reflects on life before his hit Bravo show (he was an actor, writer, producer and yes, pimp), discusses the episodes that mean the most to him and answers the questionnaire he's made famous.

Jun 19 2016

1hr 4mins

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Jimmy Fallon - 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

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The jovial host of late night's most iconic program reflects on his journey from doing childhood impersonations to appearing on 'SNL,' how Lorne Michaels recruited him to 'Late Night' (despite opposition from network suits) and then Johnny Carson's old job and, in an emotional exchange, how his infamous 2016 interview with Donald Trump has — and hasn't — changed him and his show.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Gary O'Keefe and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.

Jun 19 2018

1hr 9mins

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Tom Hanks - 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

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The legendary actor returns to the podcast, this time for a free-form conversation covering topics such as how he evaluates the success of his films, how his countenance has impacted his career, why he was so influenced by Robert Duvall and Jason Robards and why the many heroes he has played — most recently, Fred Rogers — are all very different.

But first: Matt Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter's editorial director, joins Scott to discuss the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film fests.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Eric Taylor and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Sep 10 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rami Malek - 'Mr. Robot'

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2016's Emmy winner for best actor in a drama series — an Egyptian-American who was that category's first non-white honoree in 18 years — reflects on early stereotypical casting, great collaborators who helped him break out of it and the prescience of his current show about a disturbed hacker hiding beneath his hoodie.

Credits:
Hosted by Scott Feinberg
Produced by Matthew Whitehurst
Recorded by Ryan Gabos

Jun 20 2017

1hr 10mins

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Ridley Scott - 'The Martian'

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The legend behind 'Alien,' 'Blade Runner,' 'Thelma and Louise' and 'Gladiator' talks with THR about his life, career and blockbuster return to space.

Oct 06 2015

45mins

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Adam Driver - 'Paterson' & 'Silence'

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The 33-year-old discusses why he joined the Marines after 9/11, how he wound up at Juilliard, why he almost passed on 'Girls' and 'Star Wars,' and what drew him to the indie 'Paterson,' for which he has been voted best actor of 2016 by the LA Film Critics Association.

Credits:
Hosted by Scott Feinberg
Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst

Dec 01 2016

42mins

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Oprah Winfrey - 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' & 'Queen Sugar'

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In her first wide-ranging podcast interview, the trailblazing legend opens up about her horrific childhood, finding her calling, what made her successful on TV, why her fame causes her to hesitate before taking acting jobs and what she thinks her legacy will be.

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Hosted by Scott Feinberg
Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst

Jun 12 2017

1hr 5mins

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Reese Witherspoon - 'Big Little Lies'

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'America's Sweetheart' reflects on becoming an A-list superstar, hitting a terrible slump during which she was declared a 'has-been' and then reinventing herself as an actress/producer and Oprah-like champion of great books.

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Hosted by Scott Feinberg
Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst

Aug 14 2017

48mins

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George Clooney - 'Catch-22'

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In his first-ever podcast interview, the A-lister reflects on parts played and lessons learned over 37 years in Hollywood, the pros and cons of mega-fame, why he no longer sees himself as a leading man and why he decided to return to TV to make a limited series with streamer Hulu.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

May 13 2019

1hr 6mins

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John Krasinski - 'A Quiet Place' & 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan'

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The beloved star of 'The Office' talks about his prior struggles to break into the biz, his subsequent transition into film acting and directing and his remarkable 2018 playing a superhero on TV and writing, directing and starring in the year's most successful elevated horror flick.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.

Dec 24 2018

1hr 13mins

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Nicole Kidman - 'Lion'

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The 49-year-old Oscar winner reflects on her roots in Australia, her marriage to Tom Cruise, why her career flourished after their divorce and the personal reasons why she was so drawn to playing the adoptive mother of two Indian children in fellow Aussie Garth Davis' directorial debut.

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Hosted by Scott Feinberg
Produced by Matthew Whitehurst
Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer

Dec 28 2016

54mins

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Jackson Browne - '5B'

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One of the most admired and influential singer/songwriters of all time looks back on a half-century in music, Laurel Canyon in the sixties and why he now writes less about love and heartbreak than societal concerns.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Dec 09 2019

1hr 31mins

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Ben Ferencz - 'Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz'

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The last surviving Nuremberg Trials prosecutor, who at 99 is the subject of a new Barry Avrich documentary, reflects on taking on Nazis, his fight for an International Criminal Court and the Trump Administration.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Dec 02 2019

56mins

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Lupita Nyong'o - 'Us'

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The Oscar-winning actress of Kenyan-Mexican descent reflects on her upbringing as a citizen of the world, beating out 2,000 other actresses to land ‘12 Years a Slave’ and learning to navigate Hollywood and celebrity in the years since.

But first: Lauren ‘LoLo’ Spencer, a young woman with ALS, joins Scott to discuss her accidental career as an actress — for her film debut in the indie ‘Give Me Liberty,’ she is now a Spirit Award nominee. 

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Nov 26 2019

1hr 41mins

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Julia Butters - 'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood'

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One of the most talented child performers to come along in years — a 10-year-old who is now a best supporting actress contender — reflects on breaking into the business, catching the attention of Quentin Tarantino, stealing scenes from Leonardo DiCaprio and more.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Nov 21 2019

38mins

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David Glasser - 'The Current War: Director's Cut'

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The CEO and partner of 101 Studios, who was previously the president and COO of The Weinstein Co., opens up about his journey to and through the biz, his experiences with and thoughts about Harvey Weinstein (something he has not discussed at length since Weinstein's downfall) and his plans for the future.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Nov 18 2019

1hr 3mins

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Kevin Feige - ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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The most commercially successful producer in Hollywood history — the chief creative officer of Marvel Studios, who was the architect of its unprecedented 11-year series of 22 intertwining superhero films — shares his own origin story and that of his operation, how he felt ending an era with April's giant blockbuster and what he makes of Martin Scorsese's recent comments.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Nov 10 2019

44mins

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Awkwafina - 'The Farewell'

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The actress/singer, who catapulted to stardom with hilarious turns in 2018's all-female 'Ocean's 8' and all-Asian 'Crazy Rich Asians,' reflects on her career as a rapper ("My Vag"), breaking into films and comedy versus drama.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Nov 04 2019

56mins

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Shia LaBeouf - 'Honey Boy' & 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'

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One of Hollywood's most talented and enigmatic figures reflects on the dark childhood that shaped him, attaining international fame via 'Transformers' (but only learning to act years later) and, after winding up in court-ordered rehab, confronting his demons by writing and playing his father in a film about his early years.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 16mins

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer - 'Ask Dr. Ruth'

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The world's most famous sex therapist, who at 91 is the subject of a new Hulu doc, opens up about surviving the Holocaust, pursuing a career in psychosexual and relationship therapy, becoming an international celebrity and today's hot-button sex-related topics.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Oct 21 2019

56mins

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Bob Shaye - 'Ambition'

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The founder of New Line Cinema reflects on navigating the ups and downs of film distribution for 41 years, what convinced him to gamble on projects from 'Pink Flamingos' to 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' to 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and why, at age 80, he has returned to his original passion: directing.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Oct 14 2019

1hr 39mins

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Pedro Almodóvar - 'Pain and Glory'

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The most celebrated Spanish auteur since Buñuel reflects on the revolutionary period from which he and his colorful films emerged, why he has avoided Hollywood and what makes his 21st features his most personal yet.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Oct 07 2019

44mins

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Jonathan Pryce - 'The Two Popes' & 'The Height of the Storm'

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The revered vet of stage and screen reflects on the tragedy that struck his family when he was a young actor; finding himself at the center of the infamous 'Miss Saigon' controversy; why he turned down 'Game of Thrones' before signing on to play the High Sparrow; and what it's like playing Pope Francis in one of the year's most acclaimed films.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Sep 30 2019

1hr 5mins

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Randy Newman - ‘Marriage Story’ & ‘Toy Story 4’

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The legendary singer/songwriter and film composer reflects on his half-century career, nine films with Pixar and composing his first dramatic score in decades for Noah Baumbach.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Sep 25 2019

1hr 10mins

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Renée Zellweger - 'Judy'

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One of the outstanding actresses of her generation reflects on the roles that made her 'America's Sweetheart,' the downfall of her frequent collaborator Harvey Weinstein, the personal turmoil that led her to step away from the biz for six years and her performance as Judy Garland that many are calling her best work yet.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Sep 19 2019

1hr 9mins

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Tom Hanks - 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

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The legendary actor returns to the podcast, this time for a free-form conversation covering topics such as how he evaluates the success of his films, how his countenance has impacted his career, why he was so influenced by Robert Duvall and Jason Robards and why the many heroes he has played — most recently, Fred Rogers — are all very different.

But first: Matt Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter's editorial director, joins Scott to discuss the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film fests.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Eric Taylor and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Sep 10 2019

1hr 12mins

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Bill Gates - 'Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates'

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The man, myth and legend of tech and philanthropy — founder of Microsoft and cofounder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — reflects on his trailblazing work with computer software, starting the largest private philanthropic foundation in history and cooperating with a Netflix docuseries.

But first: Davis Guggenheim, the documentary filmmaker best known for the Oscar-winning 'An Inconvenient Truth,' joins Scott to discuss his career and his aforementioned Netflix docuseries about Bill Gates.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Sep 02 2019

57mins

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Margaret Qualley - ‘Fosse/Verdon’ & ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

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The 24-year-old breakout star — an Emmy nominee for FX’s limited series and a scene-stealer in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film — reflects on growing up as Andie MacDowell’s daughter, abandoning dancing and modeling for acting and how HBO’s ‘The Leftovers,’ a Spike Jonze perfume ad and the indie ‘Novitiate’ all set the stage for her crazy 2019.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Aug 27 2019

56mins

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Patricia Clarkson - 'Sharp Objects'

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One of the most respected actresses of her generation reflects on her decision to forgo having a family and focus singularly on acting, how she broke out of suburban mom type roles and became a queen of the art house and why her part on HBO's acclaimed limited series was among the most challenging she has ever played.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Aug 19 2019

56mins

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Remembering Peter Fonda (1940-2019)

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Tune in to Scott's 2015 conversation with the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda, who made his own name in the 1969 counter-culture classic 'Easy Rider' and later earned a best actor Oscar nom for 1997's 'Ulee's Gold.' He died of lung cancer at the age of 79 on Friday.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Jessie Katz and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Aug 17 2019

59mins

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Ben Stiller - 'Escape at Dannemora'

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One of the funniest actors and most talented directors in Hollywood reflects on growing up the son of a legendary comedy team, his inner-conflict about starring in broad comedies versus directing more serious work and what went in to making the seven-part Showtime limited series for which he is up for two Emmys.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Aug 12 2019

1hr 31mins

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