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The creators, cast, and crew of FX’s original drama The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of each episode in Season 3. The podcast is released shortly after The Americans airs on FX each Wednesday at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific. Check with your local cable provider for channel information, or visit www.fxnetworks.com/shows/the-americans/.

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English


Episodes

The Americans S:5 | E13 The Soviet Division

5/31/2017
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June Thomas talks with actors Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, and producing director Chris Long about Episode 513, "The Soviet Division." Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Duration: 00:24:28


The Americans S:5 | E12 The World Council of Churches

5/24/2017
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June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Episode 512, "The World Council of Churches." She then chats with producing director Chris Long about filming in Moscow. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Duration: 00:17:13


The Americans S:5 | E11 Dyatkovo

5/17/2017
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June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Episode 511, "Dyatkovo." She then chats with producing director Chris Long about his job and the special challenges and opportunities of Season 5. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Duration: 00:20:33


The Americans S:5 | E10 Darkroom

5/10/2017
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June Thomas talks with Stephen Schiff, who wrote Episode 510, "Darkroom." Later, she chats with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys about the episode's surprising development, and prop master Daniel Fischer shares some of the show's behind-the-scenes secrets. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Duration: 00:20:10


The Americans S:5 | E9 IHOP

5/3/2017
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June Thomas talks with Peter Ackerman who wrote Episode 509, "IHOP." Later, she chats with Alison Wright about how she sees her character, Martha Hanson, coping with life in Moscow. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Duration: 00:24:07


The Americans S:5 | E8 Immersion

4/26/2017
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June Thomas talks with Tracey Scott Wilson who wrote Episode 508, "Immersion." Later, she chats with Costa Ronin, who plays Oleg Burov, about his character's evolution and what it was like to film in Moscow. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Duration: 00:26:52


The Americans S:5 | E7 The Committee on Human Rights

4/19/2017
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June Thomas talks with Matthew Rhys about his experience directing Episode 507, while Keri Russell, Joe Weisberg, and Joel Fields contribute thoughts on how it fits into the season arc. Then design director Dan Davis, set dresser Mila Khalevich, and art director Tim Goodmanson discuss this season’s design challenges. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Duration: 00:18:57


The Americans S:5 | E:6 Crossbreed

4/12/2017
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June Thomas discusses "Crossbreed" with Stephen Schiff, who wrote the episode. She then learns how the visual effects team made it appear that Gabriel was visiting the Lincoln Memorial when actor Frank Langella was in New York. Finally, property master Dan Fischer explains how he finds housewares and cars that can pass for 1980s Russian.

Duration: 00:22:48


The Americans S:5 | E:5 Lotus 1-2-3

4/5/2017
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June Thomas joins Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, and Noah Emmerich, who plays Stan Beeman and directed this episode, at the sound synch to discuss the latest developments. (And, yes, they explain what a sound synch involves.) Then we check in with actor Costa Ronin to find out how he sees that final scene.

Duration: 00:31:45


The Americans S:5 | E:4 What's the Matter With Kansas?

3/29/2017
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Actors Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys join showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields to discuss the state of the Jenningses' relationship. Rhys also reveals why some actors are happy when their characters are given scenes that involve food. Then Peter Ackerman, who wrote this episode, talks about the big relationship shift that was revealed this week. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Duration: 00:23:37


The Americans S:5 | E:3 The Midges

3/22/2017
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Writer Tracey Scott Wilson joins Slate's June Thomas to discuss the third episode of the show's penultimate season. Then costume designer Katie Irish shares her personal connections with many of the Season 5 disguises, points out a detail from Claudia's wardrobe, and talks about the dress styles of teenage boys of the 1980s. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Duration: 00:24:05


The Americans S:5 | E:2 Pests

3/15/2017
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Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg join Slate's June Thomas to discuss the second episode of the show's penultimate season. They discuss the Jenningses' parenting skills--and whether the trick Philip and Elizabeth taught Paige at the end of the episode is actually effective. Several members of the crew talk about the challenges they faced creating the greenhouse scene, then director of photography Dan Stoloff talks about his job. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to...

Duration: 00:29:40


The Americans S:5 | E:1 Amber Waves of Grain

3/8/2017
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Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg join Slate's June Thomas to discuss the premiere of the show's penultimate season. They discuss new characters Tuan and the Morozovs--and Philip and Elizabeth's new operational identities as Brad and Dee Eckert. Then several members of the crew talk about the challenges they faced creating the episode's climactic 12-minute scene. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays...

Duration: 00:19:46


The Americans S:4 | E:13 Persona Non Grata | Slate TV Club

6/9/2016
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Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas

Duration: 00:36:32


The Americans S:4 | E:12 A Roy Rogers In Franconia | Slate TV Club

6/2/2016
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Chris Long, Costa Ronin (Oleg), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas

Duration: 00:29:52


The Americans S:4 | E:10 Munchkins | Slate TV Club

5/19/2016
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Composer Nathan Barr, Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas

Duration: 00:22:58


The Americans S:4 | E:9 The Day After | Slate TV Club

5/12/2016
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The CEO of FX Networks, John Landgraf, and the VP of Current Series at FX Networks, Colette Wilson, join June Thomas and showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields to talk about the process of creating The Americans.

Duration: 00:28:55


The Americans S:4 | E:7 Travel Agents | Slate TV Club

4/28/2016
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Alison Wright (Martha), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas

Duration: 00:27:43


The Americans S:4 | E:6 The Rat | Slate TV Club

4/21/2016
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Masha Gessen (the show's Russian translator), June Thomas, Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg

Duration: 00:25:26


The Americans S:4 | E:5 Clark's Place | Slate TV Club

4/14/2016
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Noah Emmerich (Stan Beeman), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg

Duration: 00:31:05

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