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Awards Chatter

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Rank #2 in Film Interviews 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

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 Jul 08, 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 and Joshua Farnham'Awards Chatter' is hosted by www.Simplecast.com

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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Conan O'Brien - 'Conan'

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The current dean of late-night TV hosts reflects on his 27 years in the format, his infamous experience with Jay Leno over 'The Tonight Show' and why since 2018 — when he shortened his TBS show and launched a podcast — he's been having the time of his life.

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

Jul 08 2020

1hr 11mins

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Aunjanue Ellis - 'The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel'

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Best known for her Emmy-nominated work on 'When They See Us,' the veteran character actress reflects on what led her from Mississippi to Broadway to Hollywood, the highs and lows of her time in the biz and why she was so excited to play Dr. Mattie Moss Clark on Lifetime's hit TV movie.

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

Jul 06 2020

1hr 32mins

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Hillary Rodham Clinton - 'Hillary'

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The polarizing trailblazer who has had a front row seat to — and personally shaped — American history over the last 40 years lets loose about sexism, conspiracy theories and Trump (including how she'd fare against him if she was on the ballot in 2020 and whether he should be locked up).

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

Jul 03 2020

1hr 5mins

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Ben Platt - 'The Politician' & 'Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall'

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One of the most talented young performers in showbiz,  who shot to stardom on the stage in 'Dear Evan Hansen,' reflects on that musical, playing his first screen lead for Ryan Murphy, singing his own songs for a Netflix special and the possibility of reprising the part of Evan in a movie.

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

Jun 29 2020

1hr 8mins

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Ken Burns - 'Country Music'

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One of the most prolific and revered doc filmmakers of all time, who specializes in unearthing America's past, reflects on the childhood loss that inspired his desire to 'wake the dead,' the origins of 'the Ken Burns effect' and why race is a thread running through all of his work.

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

Jun 22 2020

1hr 45mins

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Kenya Barris - '#BlackAF'

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The creator of 'Black-ish' and its spinoffs reflects on race and class, #BlackLivesMatter and Juneteenth, and his unlikely journey from the streets to a $100 million Netflix deal.

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

Jun 19 2020

1hr 9mins

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Janelle Monáe - 'Homecoming'

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The Grammy-nominated singer, fast-rising actress and outspoken activist discusses the killing of George Floyd, stepping away from alter ego after coming out as pansexual and, with her new TV show, maturing as a thespian.

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

Jun 13 2020

1hr 3mins

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Hannah Gadsby - 'Douglas'

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The Australian comedian who shot to fame with her 2018 Netflix special 'Nanette' reflects on her rough road to comedy and self-discovery, how autism affects her life and work and how she tackled the daunting task of following her masterpiece.

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

Jun 01 2020

1hr 2mins

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Chris Evans - 'Defending Jacob'

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Best known as Captain America, the Boston native reflects on the panic attacks that almost led him to abandon acting, repeatedly turning down Marvel before reconsidering and following eight years in the MCU with an Apple TV+ limited series.

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

May 25 2020

57mins

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Kerry Washington - 'Little Fires Everywhere' & 'American Son'

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The A-list star of stage and screen reflects on her complicated relationship with acting, the burden and rewards of 'Scandal' and championing projects that matter through her production company.

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

May 19 2020

1hr 3mins

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Ryan Seacrest - 'American Idol'

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”The hardest working man in show business,” according to The New York Times, reflects on his lifelong obsession with broadcasting, the weekend decision that changed his life and live TV's uncertain future.

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

May 15 2020

59mins

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Jeremy Strong - 'Succession'

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The 2020 Critics' Choice Award winner reflects on his intense approach to acting, his many years as a struggling actor and how a small part in 'The Big Short' led to the big opportunity to play Kendall Roy, one of the most complex characters on TV.

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

May 11 2020

1hr 25mins

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Kaitlyn Dever - 'Unbelievable'

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The 23-year-old Golden Globe and Critics' Choice award nominee discusses her path to Hollywood, early breaks like 'Justified' and 'Short Term 12' and her work in 2019's comedy instant-classic 'Booksmart' and on Netflix's landmark limited series.

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

May 04 2020

1hr 16mins

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Jewel - 'The Mindfulness Movement'

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One of the great singer/songwriters, on the 25th anniversary of blockbuster debut album 'Pieces of You,' reflects on teenage homelessness, sudden success and the mindfulness techniques that helped her through thick and thin.

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

Apr 27 2020

1hr 11mins

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Mark Cuban - 'Shark Tank'

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The billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is an investor in more than 150 small businesses, an NBA team and an entertainment holding company, reflects on his remarkable rise from the middle class, his experience as a reality TV host and the coronavirus crisis.

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

Apr 20 2020

1hr 1min

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Robin Thede - 'A Black Lady Sketch Show'

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The comedy vet reflects on early champions like Larry Wilmore and Chris Rock, blazing trails as a late-night writer ('The Nightly Show') and host ('The Rundown') and creating the first sketch series ever written by, directed by and starring black women.

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

Feb 28 2020

1hr 6mins

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Zoey Deutch - 'The Politician' & 'Buffaloed'

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A leading lady of the ‘Netflix and chill’ era reflects on her showbiz lineage, helping to revive the rom-com with ‘Set It Up’ and, over the past year, juggling a supporting turn in a Ryan Murphy series with producing and starring in a micro-budget indie film.

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

Feb 21 2020

59mins

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Tom Quinn - 'Neon'

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The U.S. distributor of this year's best picture Oscar winner 'Parasite' reflects on morphing from an actor into a publicist into an executive, his 14-year relationshp with Bong Joon Ho and making history together.

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

Feb 13 2020

1hr 25mins

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THR Pundits Dissect 92nd Oscars

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A panel of THR experts — Matt Belloni, Rebecca Ford, Stephen Galloway, Carolyn Giardina and Rebecca Keegan — join Scott to discuss the results and telecast.

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

Feb 11 2020

28mins

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THR Pundits Preview 92nd Oscars

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A panel of THR experts — Matt Belloni, Stephen Galloway, Carolyn Giardina, Rebecca Keegan and Piya Sinha-Roy — join Scott to discuss all things Oscar ahead of Sunday night's big show.

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

Feb 06 2020

26mins

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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