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'Awards Chatter' is a weekly podcast, moderated by THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg, featuring musings about the Oscar, Emmy and Tony races, as well as in-depth interviews with top contenders for those prizes.

'Awards Chatter' is a weekly podcast, moderated by THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg, featuring musings about the Oscar, Emmy and Tony races, as well as in-depth interviews with top contenders for those prizes.
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'Awards Chatter' is a weekly podcast, moderated by THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg, featuring musings about the Oscar, Emmy and Tony races, as well as in-depth interviews with top contenders for those prizes.

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English


Episodes

George Schlatter - 'Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate'

7/15/2019
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One of the most influential producers in the history of television — a man best known for creating and producing the landmark variety sketch series 'Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In' — reflects on that show's origins, impact and legacy, most recently on display in a tribute show on Netflix. But first: THR's Matthew Belloni, Daniel Fienberg, Lesley Goldberg and Michael O'Connell join Scott to dissect Tuesday morning's announcement of the 71st Emmy nominations.

Duration:01:27:23

Rhea Seehorn - 'Better Call Saul'

6/21/2019
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The actress best known for playing Kim Wexler opposite Bob Odenkirk on AMC's 'Breaking Bad' prequel opens up about her roots as a character actress; what she learned from short-lived TV series earlier in her career; and what it's like to play her current show's only principal character whose fate is not already known.

Duration:01:36:36

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero - 'Desus & Mero'

6/17/2019
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The late night hosts with the youngest and most diverse audience reflect on how they were shaped by being first-generation Americans from the Bronx, how social media led to their podcast and TV shows and what makes their new current program different from competitors'.

Duration:01:15:27

David Letterman - 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction'

6/11/2019
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The standup and late night comedy legend, who rarely grants interviews, opens up about why he pursued a public life despite immense shyness, why he adored Johnny Carson and has mixed feelings about Jay Leno, why he retired from 'Late Show' only to return two years later with a longform interview series on Netflix, what he thinks of today's late night hosts and how he feels now about his former frequent guest Donald Trump.

Duration:01:12:09

Bob Mackie - 'The Cher Show'

6/8/2019
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One of the greatest fashion designers and costume designers for the last 60 years reflects on his famous clients (including Judy Garland, Carol Burnett and Cher), his most iconic outfits (from the 'Gone with the Wind' parody dress for 'The Carol Burnett Show' to Cher’s various Oscar outfits) and finally being accepted by the fashion world establishment. But first: David Rooney, THR's chief theater critic, joins Scott to preview Sunday night's 73rd Tony Awards.

Duration:01:45:19

Celia Keenan-Bolger - 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

6/5/2019
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The four-time Tony nominee opens up about being fired from 'The Light in the Piazza' just before it went to Broadway, how she rebounded in a series of musicals before breaking into plays and what it's like playing children on stage, most recently 8-year-old Scout Finch in Aaron Sorkin's blockbuster production.

Duration:00:54:37

Santino Fontana - 'Tootsie'

6/2/2019
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The Tony favorite reflects on how his career was interrupted — and life jeopardized — by a 2010 head injury; how he fought his way back, only to walk away from 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' after just one season; and what he has learned from playing a woman in one of Broadway's biggest hits.

Duration:00:54:18

Aidy Bryant - 'Shrill' & 'Saturday Night Live'

5/27/2019
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The 32-year-old vet of improv and sketch comedy reflects on seven seasons in Studio 8H, what frustrated her about the acting opportunities she was offered during hiatuses and why she ultimately signed on to co-create, co-write, co-produce and star on a Hulu series about a "fat" young woman in 21st century America.

Duration:00:59:34

Marie Kondo - 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo'

5/24/2019
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The world's leading organizing consultant reflects on the roots of her interest in tidying, and how tidying for friends became a part-time job and then a booming business; how her KonMari Method evolved into what it is; and how her bestselling books about it led to a Netflix reality series.

Duration:00:35:06

Norman Lear - 'One Day at a Time' & 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons'

5/20/2019
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The most influential producer in TV history — a man who, in the 1970s, revolutionized the sitcom format by using it to tackle matters of social import — reflects on the dark childhood that shaped his social conscience, the defining moments of his career, what keeps him working at 96 and whether Archie Bunker would have supported Donald Trump.

Duration:00:53:00

George Clooney - 'Catch-22'

5/13/2019
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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.

Duration:01:07:02

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

5/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:56:01

Alison Brie - 'GLOW'

5/3/2019
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A star of 'Mad Men,' 'Community' and Netflix's comedy about women wrestlers reflects on her career, assumptions about her range and making a female-dominated show.

Duration:01:11:40

Kelli O'Hara - 'Kiss Me, Kate'

4/29/2019
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One of the greatest leading ladies in Broadway history reflects on her unlikely path from Oklahoma to the Great White Way, how she found her voice thanks to a special teacher and her 'voice' through the roles she played and why, even at the top, she finds it hard to make ends meet.

Duration:01:01:47

Seth MacFarlane - 'The Orville'

4/25/2019
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One of Hollywood’s funniest, smartest and most provocative figures reflects on the roots of his passion for animation, becoming TV’s youngest-ever EP 20 years ago with ‘Family Guy’ and following decades of comedy — from directing ‘Ted’ to hosting the Oscars — with a sci-fi dramedy that just wrapped its second season.

Duration:00:52:51

Remembering David Picker (1931-2019)

4/22/2019
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The legendary film exec — who ran three studios, was behind five best picture Oscar winners and brought James Bond, The Beatles and Steve Martin to the movies — died Saturday at 87 following a battle with colon cancer. Here, for the first time, Scott shares their 2016 sit-down.

Duration:01:19:39

Vanessa Hudgens - "Rent: Live"

4/22/2019
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Best known for starring in the ‘High School Musical’ trilogy opposite her then-boyfriend Zac Efron, the young actress reflects on her musical roots, surviving celebrity and reinventing herself as an adult in Hollywood.

Duration:00:55:04

Richard Madden - 'Bodyguard'

4/14/2019
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The Scotsman, one of Hollywood's hottest young actors, reflects on his Golden Globe-winning performance, as well as playing Robb Stark on 'Game of Thrones,' "anxiety-inducing" paparazzi and those 007 rumors.

Duration:00:45:16

Mark Hamill - 'Knightfall'

4/8/2019
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The screen legend best known for playing Luke Skywalker in six 'Star Wars' films over 42 years reflects on fame and typecasting, why he loves theater and voice acting, "'Star Wars' fatigue" and why he took on the role of a medieval SOB on History's drama series about the Knights Templar.

Duration:01:02:11

Ken Jeong - 'You Complete Me, Ho'

4/1/2019
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Best known for 'The Hangover' trilogy, the actor/standup comedian discusses what led to his life-changing decision to walk away from medicine to focus on performing, the personal and social significance of projects like 'Dr. Ken' and 'Crazy Rich Asians' and the family crisis that inspired his new Netflix standup special.

Duration:01:33:51