25 episodes

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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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 56 min
    Adrian Tomine, Michelle and Robert King, and The Treat

    Adrian Tomine, Michelle and Robert King, and The Treat

    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.

    • 56 min
    ‘The Beauty of Dusk,’ ‘Revive: Los Angeles’ and the Mike Leigh film that changed graphic novelist Adrian Tomine

    ‘The Beauty of Dusk,’ ‘Revive: Los Angeles’ and the Mike Leigh film that changed graphic novelist Adrian Tomine

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni to discuss Bruni’s memoir, “The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found” and how he approaches writing. Next chef and restaurateur Neal Fraser tells about his immersive dinner-theater experience “Revive: Los Angeles” currently at the downtown LA event space Vibiana. And finally on The Treat, graphic novelist Adrian Tomine explains how Mike Leigh has helped his storytelling.

    • 56 min

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24 Ratings

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