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Awards Chatter

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Rank #6 in Film Interviews category

Arts
TV & Film
Performing Arts
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

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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

iTunes Ratings

937 Ratings
Average Ratings
835
44
21
15
22

The best

By Kyle McFadden - May 28 2020
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If you want interviews about entire careers... there’s nothing better than this podcast. To scope and depth of the interviews are unmatched.

Best in the Business

By clefiance - Apr 21 2020
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Thank you Scott and team for the fantastic work, I highly recommend this podcast

iTunes Ratings

937 Ratings
Average Ratings
835
44
21
15
22

The best

By Kyle McFadden - May 28 2020
Read more
If you want interviews about entire careers... there’s nothing better than this podcast. To scope and depth of the interviews are unmatched.

Best in the Business

By clefiance - Apr 21 2020
Read more
Thank you Scott and team for the fantastic work, I highly recommend this podcast
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Awards Chatter

Latest release on Nov 25, 2020

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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

Rank #1: 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.

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

Aug 28 2016

53mins

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: Emma Stone - 'La La Land'

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The 28-year-old critics' darling and fan favorite opens up about overcoming "debilitating" childhood anxiety through acting, moving to Hollywood at 15 (and changing her name and dyeing her hair), finding magical chemistry with Ryan Gosling in three films and, under the oversight of Damien Chazelle, breathing new life into the American movie musical.

Feb 07 2017

1hr

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: Florence Pugh - ‘Little Women,’ ‘Midsommar’ & ‘Fighting with My Family’

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The breakout star discusses the TV pilot that almost took her career in a very different direction, how ‘Lady Macbeth’ paved the way for her incredible 2019 and what it was like making Marvel’s upcoming ‘Black Widow.’

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

Dec 22 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #13: Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara - 'Schitt's Creek'

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The king and queen of improv comedy reflect on more than 40 years of friendship and collaboration; why she owes her career to Gilda Radner; how he almost wound up in 'Home Alone'; what it was like performing a song in-character at the Oscars; how they've wound up together on TV; and more.

May 27 2016

58mins

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Rank #14: Claire Foy - 'The Crown'

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One of this year's biggest breakout stars — she won Golden Globe and SAG awards for her portrayal of young Queen Elizabeth II in the most expensive TV series ever made (Netflix allocated $100 million for its first two seasons) — reflects on auditioning while pregnant, playing a woman famous for hiding her emotions and growing as an actress.

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

May 28 2017

46mins

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Rank #15: 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.

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

Aug 14 2017

48mins

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Rank #16: Amy Adams - 'Vice' & 'Sharp Objects'

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One of the most respected actresses of her generation, a five-time Oscar bridesmaid, reflects on how years in dinner theater gave way to a career in screen acting, how her career has been divided into noticeable phases and how she navigates dark parts like the two she played in 2018 (one in a film, the other in a limited TV series).

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

Jan 14 2019

56mins

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Rank #17: Mandy Moore - 'This Is Us'

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The pop star turned Golden Globe-nominated actress reflects on her early music (she wishes she could refund everyone who bought it), personal and professional struggles that followed (she almost quit showbiz as recently as two years ago) and the "reboot" made possible by the success of NBC's top-rated series.

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

Apr 13 2017

50mins

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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.

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

Jun 12 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #20: 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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Billy Crystal - 'Standing Up, Falling Down'

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

Nov 25 2020

1hr 29mins

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Regina King - 'One Night in Miami'

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The Oscar and four-time Emmy winning actress reflects on the challenges of emerging from child stardom, the personal considerations and professional limitations that drove her from films to TV for many years and why, only recently, she returned to films — and began directing, too.

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

Nov 20 2020

1hr 6mins

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Steven Yeun - 'Minari'

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The Korean-American actor reflects on his immigrant experience, how he wound up on the cable ratings-smash ‘The Walking Dead’ and his remarkable four years of international film work since leaving the show.

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

Nov 11 2020

1hr 20mins

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Alex Gibney - 'Totally Under Control'

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The Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentarian reflects on being a late-bloomer, how he manages to be so prolific and what he learned while making his latest doc, a portrait of Trump's bungled response to COVID.

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

Nov 02 2020

1hr 10mins

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Delroy Lindo - 'Da 5 Bloods'

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The veteran character actor reflects on his decades-spanning collaboration with Spike Lee, shortcomings of the industry and of himself that stunted his early momentum and, at 67, garnering the best notices of his career for his portrayal of a MAGA-hat-wearing, PTSD-afflicted Vietnam vet.

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

Oct 28 2020

1hr 37mins

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Lily James - 'Rebecca'

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The 31-year-old English actress reflects on the late relatives who inspired her to become a performer, the sudden fame that came when the ‘Downton Abbey’ unknown landed the lead in Disney’s ’Cinderella’ and why, five years later, she is looking to shed her good-girl screen persona.

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

Oct 20 2020

50mins

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Riz Ahmed - 'Sound of Metal'

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A Brit of Pakistani descent who in 2017 became the first Muslim and Asian male to win an acting Emmy discusses how his early work reflected and perpetuated inner conflict, what caused a post-Emmy breakdown and why he is returning to his indie roots.

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

Oct 13 2020

1hr 8mins

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Harry Reid - 'The New West and the Politics of the Environment'

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Nevada's longest-serving and most influential U.S. Senator reflects on his odds-defying journey to D.C., key fights during his decades there and Trump, Biden, McConnell and more.

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

Oct 07 2020

58mins

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Julia Garner - 'The Assistant' & 'Ozark'

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The 26-year-old two-time Emmy winner reflects on how learning disabilities led her to acting, how casting directors see her and what it was like playing two polar-opposite characters over the past year.

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

Sep 28 2020

1hr 12mins

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The 'Brady Bunch' Kids — 'A Very Brady Renovation'

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The six actors at the center of one of the most beloved sitcoms in TV history reconvene for a rare group interview to discuss how they wound up on that show, what really went on behind the scenes and why an HGTV special reunited them 50 years later.

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

Sep 21 2020

1hr 32mins

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Charlie Kaufman - 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things'

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The eccentric described by Roger Ebert as "the most creative screenwriter of his generation" reflects on abandoning acting for filmmaking, his creative process and why 12 years elapsed between his first and second live-action directing gigs.

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

Sep 15 2020

1hr 8mins

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Newton Minow - TV Legend

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A Zelig of American politics and culture, best known for the 'vast wasteland' speech he gave as JFK's FCC chair, reflects on helping to pave the way for public TV, presidential debates and the Obamas' marriage.

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

Sep 11 2020

1hr 20mins

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Buzz Aldrin - 'Apollo 11'

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The second man to walk on the Moon, now an Emmy nominee for footage he shot more than 50 years ago, reflects on his path to NASA, his struggles after he left it, conspiracy theorists and why he is a believer in SpaceX.

But first: Todd Douglas Miller, the Emmy-nominatd director and film editor of 'Apollo 11,' recounts the Herculean task of making the documentary.

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

Sep 07 2020

1hr 16mins

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Ramy Youssef - 'Ramy'

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The Golden Globe winner for a semi-autobiographical show about a Muslim American millennial's identity crisis reflects on his own relationship with faith, how standup comedy changed his life and good, bad and ugly responses to his show.

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

Aug 27 2020

1hr 4mins

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Cate Blanchett - 'Mrs. America'

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The Australian two-time Oscar winner reflects on abandoning plans to be a museum curator to pursue acting, jumping between stage and screen and, most recently, heading to TV to play one of the world's most famous anti-feminists.

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

Aug 24 2020

1hr 7mins

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Kevin Hart - 'Kevin Hart: Don't Fuck This Up'

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The world’s top standup comedian and star of 10 movies that opened atop the box-office over the past decade reflects on the very different ways his mom and dad shaped him, his strategic approach to his career and how he wishes he had responded to the Oscars hosting controversy of nearly two years ago.

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

Aug 17 2020

1hr 10mins

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Tony Shalhoub - 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

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The beloved character actor of stage and screen reflects on being one of 10 kids born to Lebanese immigrants, the restless streak that led to his greatest successes and why, in his sixties, he's relishing new challenges.

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

Aug 10 2020

1hr 11mins

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Brian Cox - 'Succession'

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The revered stage and screen vet reflects on childhood tragedies, promising but aborted attempts to make it in Hollywood and now, at 74, starring on a hit HBO drama series.

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

Aug 04 2020

1hr 35mins

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Oliver Stone - 'Chasing the Light'

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The legendary three-time Oscar winner reflects on how Vietnam changed him and shaped his work, frustrations about being labeled a 'conspiracy nut' and why he wrote his acclaimed new memoir.

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

Jul 29 2020

1hr 26mins

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Raffi - Music Legend

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The beloved "children's troubadour" reflects on his own complicated childhood, what led him to trade in his dreams of being the next James Taylor to entertain toddlers and what his hopes are for #BelugaGrads.

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

Jul 22 2020

56mins

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iTunes Ratings

937 Ratings
Average Ratings
835
44
21
15
22

The best

By Kyle McFadden - May 28 2020
Read more
If you want interviews about entire careers... there’s nothing better than this podcast. To scope and depth of the interviews are unmatched.

Best in the Business

By clefiance - Apr 21 2020
Read more
Thank you Scott and team for the fantastic work, I highly recommend this podcast