The Playlist is an entertainment podcast from SBS Australia, in which hosts Fiona Williams and Ben Nguyen explore the movies and TV shows that are worth your time. Join them as they canvas the week in culture and highlight the best of what’s streaming at SBS On Demand.
The Playlist 146 - Bye Bye Ben (!) / 'In The Heights' / Movie Musicals / 'Loki'
It's the end of an era as we break into Ben's last day at SBS to record his final episode of 'The Playlist'. We're not crying, you're crying. Instead, we're breaking into song as we celebrate movie musicals. Ben's also been watching 'Loki' and does his best to explain the plot (a trouper to the end). Then when we can't avoid the subject of his leaving any longer, Ben reflects back on the shows he's most proud of helping to get on screen, in his role as SBS and SBS Viceland Channel Manager.
The Playlist 145 - Julie Delpy talks 'My Zoe' (Interview) / Jean Smart appreciation / The Unusual Suspects
French cinema great Julie Delpy joins us on this week's show to talk about her latest film, 'My Zoe'. which offers a unique take on motherhood than we're used to seeing on screen. Then Ben and Fiona convene the Jean Smart Appreciation Society, on the strength of Mare of Easttown and Hacks. Then they share what they've been watching at SBS On Demand.
The Playlist 144 - Halston / The Underground Railroad / Shrill
In this episode we take a walk down the New York City catwalk with Ewan McGregor in Netflix’s series on fashion designer 'Halston', take a trip on 'The Underground Railroad' in Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the 2016 novel for Amazon, and binge on the final season of Aidy Bryant's 'Shrill' on SBS On Demand.
The Playlist 143 - The Oscars 2021 / Andra Day ('The United States vs. Billie Holiday') interview / 'See What You Made Me Do' / 'The Handmaid's Tale'
This episode, Fiona and Ben are dissecting a very different Oscars ceremony this year, picking out the highlights and lowlights, evaluating the winners and losers, and asking if the Academy Awards continue to matter? Plus Fiona has an interview with Andra Day, the Oscar-nominated star of 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday'. And Fiona and Ben offer up their SBS On Demand Picks: 'See What You Made Me Do' and a new season of 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
The Playlist 142 - Sci fi relationship dramas 'Made for Love', 'Soulmates' & 'The One' / Harry Macqueen, director of 'Supernova' with Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci / 'Deadwater Fell' / 'Support the Girls'
This episode we’re in a technologically designated mood for love, as we discuss a trio of shows imagining the next step in relationships - 'Made For Love' (Stan/HBO Max), along with 'Soulmates' (Amazon Prime/AMC) and 'The One' (Netflix). Fiona also speaks to Harry Macqueen the director of a new melancholy relationship road movie starring Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth - 'Supernova'. And we offer up our SBS On Demand Picks: 'Deadwater Fell' and 'Support the Girls'.
The Playlist 141 - 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' / 'Collective' / 'Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire' / 'Line of Duty'
Zack Snyder's fans demanded that his vision be set free from meddling studio execs and the gun-for-hire director who replaced him on 'Justice League', and Warner Bros. listened. Was it worth it? And Fiona and Ben descend down a dark path of exposing institutional corruption, in the Oscar-nominated investigative documentary 'Collective', the second season of true crime series 'Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire', the hit British police procedural 'Line of Duty', and 'Infernal Affairs' among other must-see Hong Kong flicks available on SBS On Demand.
Fabulous reviews and analysis
Love listening and so glad I found this wonderful podcast. Great reviews of movies, TV and documentaries with great interviews of those connected such as directors and actors.
Awesome reviews and insight
Loving this podcast. Great dissection and leads to other great content. Great chemistry between you both.
I'm really enjoying listening to these conversations - the interviews are great and I actually do look forward to the what we've been watching segment