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There’s little doubt that TV is driving the cultural conversation, but there could still stand to be more great conversation about TV. That’s where the Vulture TV Podcast comes in. In this weekly podcast, New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture TV writer Margaret Lyons, and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami will go deep on what matters most the world of television, what makes good TV, and how good TV gets made. Their conversation could, and will, encompass everything from the hot-button points of a given show—did you see what happened on Mad Men?—to a discussion of TV’s new diversity boom (Black-ish, Shondaland, Jane the Virgin). Our TV reporter Joe Adalian will also come on as a guest to talk about the business of TV. Other segments might include discussions with showrunners and writers, looks back at beloved and/or underappreciated TV shows, and segments where our experts respond to listener questions. It’ll be sharp, funny, and unique—in true Vulture fashion.




A Walk Down TV Podcast Memory Lane

On this final episode of the Vulture TV Podcast, host Gazelle Emami, TV Critic Matt Zoller-Seitz and Vulture Columnist Jen Chaney are joined by producer Jordan Bell to revisit some of the show's best moments.

Duration: 00:59:38

Aziz Ansari on Master of None Season Two

Jen Chaney and Aziz Ansari go into detail about season two of Master of None. They talk about his inspiration for several of the season's beloved scenes, working closely with his family on the show, and working with Netflix.

Duration: 01:03:45

The Best Shows of 2017 So Far

June marks the halfway point of 2017, so Vulture hosts Gazelle Emami, Matt Zoller-Seitz and Jen Chaney talk about their favorite shows and TV episodes from this year.

Duration: 00:36:04

A Closer Look at Better Call Saul's "Chuck McGill"

Hear the live panel featuring actor Michael McKean and Better Call Saul writer-producer Peter Gould as they look closely at their collaboration to make Chuck McGill. Hosted by Vulture's Matt Zoller-Seitz, the panel examines McKean’s career as a dramatic and comedic actor and how he brought Chuck to life.

Duration: 00:39:14

The Series Finale of The Leftovers

Vulture hosts Gazelle Emami and Matt Zoller-Seitz are joined by New York magazine writer Boris Kachka, who spent months embedded with Damon Lindelof and The Leftovers crew to tell the story of how the finale came together and by Variety critic and Leftovers superfan Sonia Saraiya.

Duration: 00:55:38

Twin Peaks Revival

After 26 years, Twin Peaks is back for an 18-episode season on Showtime. Vulture's columnist Jen Chaney and TV critic Matt Zoller-Seitz react to the new series and talk about what the original means, both to television in general and to each of them personally.

Duration: 00:52:12

VEEP's David Mandel

Vulture hosts Jen Chaney and Matt Zoller-Seitz speak with VEEP's showrunner David Mandel about making the show's sixth season.

Duration: 01:00:21

Damon Lindelof's "It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World"

In this special edition of the Vulture TV Podcast, Matt Zoller-Seitz speaks with Damon Lindelof about episode five of the final season of The Leftovers, which is in part based on Lindelof's interpretation of some important events in Matt's life.

Duration: 00:53:09

Imagining Coen Brothers' Films as TV & Fargo's Noah Hawley

Vulture hosts imagine what Coen Brothers' movies would play best as TV. And Matt Zoller-Seitz speaks with Fargo's Noah Hawley.

Duration: 00:35:47

The Handmaid's Tale & Books as Television in 2017

From Big Little Lies to 13 Reasons Why to The Handmaid's Tale, we're talkin' book to television adaptations. The Vulture TV hosts run through the books that made television series debuts in 2017-- they discuss how these stories have to change for TV, whether it looks like series is the new model over movies, and what makes an adaptation work. Plus, some insight into how this played with Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and American Gods.

Duration: 00:43:35

Damon Lindelof on the Final Season of The Leftovers

Vulture hosts are joined by The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof for an extensive chat about making the final season of the show, about its parallels to LOST and Lindelof's choices in casting the series.

Duration: 00:58:45

GIRLS Finale

Vulture TV Podcast host Gazelle Emami, along with columnist Jen Chaney and contributor Kathryn VanArendonk talk about the series finale of HBO's GIRLS. They discuss how the finale episode relates to the pilot, how they feel about the pregnancy narrative and they each answer the question-- which "girl' becomes a woman?

Duration: 00:46:14

TV Theme Songs and Opening Titles

Vulture hosts Gazelle Emami, Matt Zoller-Seitz and Jen Chaney talk about some of their favorite and least favorite TV theme songs. And they get into how opening titles cue viewers for the show's mood, and about how titles have evolved over the years thanks to production budgets and streaming technology.

Duration: 00:37:09

Big Little Lies Finale

Vulture TV hosts talk about this winter's biggest show HBO's Big Little Lies, which debuted its finale Sunday. They talk about what they loved about the show and whether they'd like to see a second season.

Duration: 00:44:52

Mark Harris on His Netflix Series "Five Came Back"

Matt Zoller-Seitz is joined by Vulture Columnist Mark Harris to talk about turning his book into the new Netflix documentary series Five Came Back about WWII.

Duration: 00:41:19

This Is Us Recap and Rupert Grint, Formerly Ron Weasley, on His Role in Crackle's Snatch

Vulture's Gazelle Emami and Jen Chaney talk about season one of NBC’s This Is Us and what they hope to see from the show in the future. Then, we’re joined by Rupert Grint, former Harry Potter star, and current star of Crackle’s latest series, Snatch. And hear Matt Zoller-Seitz's Aria about how Rupert Grint is growing up and what its making him feel.

Duration: 00:59:14

A look Ahead at Spring TV

Vulture hosts talk their favorite shows from this winter and what they predict about the shows arriving this spring. Plus, Jen Chaney gives us an the aria this week on the TV goodness that is March Madness.

Duration: 00:50:42

The Americans Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg

Vulture's Jen Chaney talks with Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg about the fifth and penultimate season of The Americans.

Duration: 00:33:08

The Ryan Murphy TV Universe

The Vulture TV Podcast hosts talk about Feud, the newest Ryan Murphy show about the infamous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Plus, Vulture Associate Editor Jordan Crucchiola delivers the aria this week, a piece about asexuality on Riverdale.

Duration: 00:41:20

The Final Season of HBO's GIRLS

Vulture hosts along with Alex Jung share their favorite drunk TV moments and some insight on the first three episodes of the latest and final season of HBO's GIRLS.

Duration: 00:33:22

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