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The Treatment is a compelling listen to the vital conversations about the catalysts of creative inspiration. Following some of the most interesting, influential, and crossover creators in the world of entertainment, fashion, sports, and the arts, we hear from tastemakers who are the very fabric that forms popular culture.

The Treatment is a compelling listen to the vital conversations about the catalysts of creative inspiration. Following some of the most interesting, influential, and crossover creators in the world of entertainment, fashion, sports, and the arts, we hear from tastemakers who are the very fabric that forms popular culture.

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Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

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The Treatment is a compelling listen to the vital conversations about the catalysts of creative inspiration. Following some of the most interesting, influential, and crossover creators in the world of entertainment, fashion, sports, and the arts, we hear from tastemakers who are the very fabric that forms popular culture.

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@kcrw

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English

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1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, director Owen Kline and Jesse Green on The Treat

11/26/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Gina Prince-Bythewood to dive into her new historically based epic, “The Woman King,” starring Viola Davis. Next, first time director Owen Kline goes deep into the comic world with his debut film “Funny Pages.” And finally, on The Treat, New York Times theater critic Jesse Green tells us about the iconic Broadway composer who ignited his lifelong passion for language.

Duration:00:57:56

Bryan Tyree Henry, Paul Feig, and Rebecca Miller’s ‘cherry’ picked treat

11/19/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Emmy nominated actor Brian Tyree Henry, who is currently starring in the fourth and final season of FX’s “Atlanta.” Next, writer-director Paul Feig, whose new book is “Cocktail Time!: The Ultimate Guide to Grown-Up Fun,” talks about bringing a cocktail party sensibility to his film sets. And for The Treat, writer and director Rebecca Miller explains how a classic play from the early 20th century captures the light and dark of life today.

Duration:00:56:32

The Hernandez brothers, writer Jeremy Dauber, and why ‘90s female musicians are director Clea DuVall’s Treat

11/12/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, also known as the Hernandez brothers, who created the Love and Rockets comics, now out in a special boxed set commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first issue. Next, Jeremy Dauber, author of “American Comics: A History” joins to give historical perspective and round out the comics conversation. And finally on The Treat, actor and director Clea DuVall explains how ‘90s alternative female rock made her feel less...

Duration:00:58:01

Chris Redd, Sharon D Clarke, and the friendship that’s a treat for Tyler Perry

11/5/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with comedian Chris Redd, whose new special on HBO MAX is “Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This?” Then, Olivier Award winning actress Sharon D Clarke talks about her role in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” And on The Treat, actor, director and producer Tyler Perry tells us about his friendship with another media powerhouse that’s a treat for him.

Duration:00:56:33

Ramy Youssef, Rebecca Miller and Jon Hamm on the books that are his ‘Treat’

10/29/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with comedian and Golden Globe winning actor Ramy Youssef, whose Hulu series “Ramy” is currently in its third season. Next, writer and director Rebecca Miller stops by to talk about her new collection of short stories called “Total.” And on The Treat, actor Jon Hamm tells us about an author whose books he can’t stop recommending.

Duration:00:56:33

Robert Townsend, Carell Augustus and The Treat: an essential but underappreciated Bowie album

10/22/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with director and actor Robert Townsend, whose groundbreaking film “Hollywood Shuffle” turned 35 this year. Next, photographer Carell Augustus talks about his book “Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Hollywood Moments.” And on The Treat, filmmaker Brett Morgen talks about a 1990s David Bowie album that marked a new chapter for the late artist.

Duration:00:56:33

Hasan Minhaj, Clea DuVall, and why ‘The Bear’ makes filmmaker John Hamburg jealous

10/15/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Peabody Award winning comedian Hasan Minhaj, whose newest special is Netflix’s “The King’s Jester.” Then, actor and director Clea DuVall tells us about “High School,” the new Freevee series she’s helming, based on the memoir by indie pop duo Tegan and Sara. And finally on The Treat, writer-director John Hamburg tells us why FX’s “The Bear” makes him want to challenge himself.

Duration:00:56:33

Jon Hamm, Brett Morgen, and director Gina Prince-Bythewood on the song that’s always on her writing playlist

10/8/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Emmy winning actor Jon Hamm, who is currently starring in the mystery comedy “Confess, Fletch.” Next, director Brett Morgen discusses his latest documentary “Moonage Daydream” about the late David Bowie. And on The Treat, “The Woman King” director Gina Prince-Bythewood reveals the Lauryn Hill song that’s on repeat when she’s working.

Duration:00:56:33

Director Tyler Perry, director Walter Hill and The Treat: a childhood favorite with George Miller

10/1/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry, whose latest film “A Jazzman’s Blues’ may be his most personal. Next, director Walter Hill talks about his fresh take on the western with his new film “Dead for a Dollar.” And on The Treat: Australian director George Miller talks about a seemingly simple children’s story that contains multitudes.

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, director Owen Kline and Jesse Green on The Treat

9/24/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Gina Prince-Bythewood to dive into her new historically based epic, “The Woman King,” starring Viola Davis. Next, first time director Owen Kline goes deep into the comic world with his debut film “Funny Pages.” And finally, on The Treat, New York Times theater critic Jesse Green tells us about the iconic Broadway composer who ignited his lifelong passion for language.

Actor David Alan Grier, David Simon, and Seth Meyers on The Treat

9/17/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with longtime friend of the show and multi-faceted artist David Alan Grier, who is currently appearing on FX’s “The Patient.” And we revisit two of our favorite segments: a conversation with “The Wire” co-creator David Simon, and The Treat with “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host, Seth Meyers.

Duration:00:57:02

2022 Emmys preview, ‘Shy’ and for the Treat: a Stevie Wonder masterpiece

9/10/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis talks all things Emmys with Lorraine Ali of The LA Times and Clayton Davis from Variety. Next, New York Times theater critic Jesse Green discusses his new unconventional biography of and co-written with the late Broadway composer Mary Rodgers “Shy.” And for The Treat, musician and writer Nabil Ayers talks about the surprise Stevie Wonder album that was his masterpiece.

Duration:00:57:02

Emily Bode, Rico Gagliano and a ‘Wild’ Treat

9/3/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes menswear designer Emily Bode, whose work showcases vintage materials and techniques. Next, MUBI Podcast host Rico Gagliano talks about the second season of his podcast and its focus on old movie theaters. And finally, for The Treat, writer-director Ron Shelton talks about a Sam Peckinpah film he first watched as a young baseball player, whose themes have resonated in his work as a filmmaker.

Duration:00:56:32

George Miller, John Hamburg and a double treat

8/27/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Oscar-winning director George Miller, whose newest film is “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba. Next, “Me Time” director John Hamburg talks about why he keeps coming back to notions of masculinity in his films. And finally, for The Treat, “The Good Fight” creators Michelle and Robert King each pick a film that inspires them.

Duration:00:56:32

Trevor Noah, Jason Bateman and The Treat: Maya Rudolph

8/20/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down for the first time with Emmy nominee Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” Next, actor and director (and Emmy winner) Jason Bateman returns to The Treatment to talk about the choices he made for the final season of the Netflix series “Ozark,” as both actor and director. And finally on The Treat, actress Maya Rudolph talks about a Gene Wilder film that showed one of the many sides of one of her idols.

Duration:00:56:32

Ethan Hawke, Nabil Ayers, and for The Treat: an unforgettable lobster dinner

8/13/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with actor and director Ethan Hawke to talk about Hawke’s newest project, the HBO Max documentary series “The Last Movie Stars” about actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Next, writer and musician Nabil Ayers joins to discuss his memoir “My Life in the Sunshine.” And on The Treat, LA chef Neal Fraser explains why a lobster dinner showed him food could be more than just fuel.

Duration:00:56:32

‘Late Night with Seth Meyers,’ ‘We Own This City,’ and the vintage clothing that inspires menswear designer Emily Bode

8/6/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Meyers talks about how the show has changed for the better since the pandemic began. Next, “We Own This City” writer and producer David Simon explains how we’re continuing to lose the drug war. And finally, on The Treat, menswear designer Emily Bode talks about the vintage clothing items that inspire her.

Duration:00:56:32

Maya Rudolph, the making of ‘Bull Durham,’ and Ethan Hawke on The Treat

7/30/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Emmy-winning actress Maya Rudolph, who currently stars in the Apple TV+ series “Loot.” Next, writer and director Ron Shelton joins us to talk about what really went on behind the scenes of the 1988 baseball classic “Bull Durham.” And finally, on The Treat, actor and director Ethan Hawke tells about a stage performance he witnessed that was life affirming.

Duration:00:57:02

John Waters, Zach Mehrbach and KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez on The Treat

7/23/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes back director and novelist John Waters, whose latest tasteless and delightful work is the novel “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance.” Next, ZMF Headphones founder Zach Mehrbach joins us to talk about bringing the experience of being in an old movie theater to his headphone design. And finally, Morning Becomes Eclectic co-host Anthony Valadez talks about the song he heard as a kid in LA that still moves him.

Duration:00:57:00

Adrian Tomine, Michelle and Robert King, and The Treat

7/16/2022
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down for a conversation with graphic novelist Adrian Tomine, whose recent work inspired the film “Paris, 13th District.” Next, a conversation with TV creators, writing partners, and partners in life, Michelle and Robert King, whose current TV dramas include “The Good Fight” and “Evil.” And finally for The Treat, MUBI podcast host Rico Gagliano talks about why the, at times, bleak Wim Wenders film “Wings of Desire” gives him hope.

Duration:00:57:02