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Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

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Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

    Jason Segel: ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere'

    Jason Segel: ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere'

    When the documentary/performance piece they institute caught the attention of Jason Segel, he decided to turn it into a shape shifting drama series about the need for community. The result, which he wrote and stars in, is ‘Dispatches from...

    • 28 min
    Max Brooks: ‘Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History’

    Max Brooks: ‘Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History’

    Author and crisis historian Max Brooks (‘World War Z’, ‘Harlem Hellfighters’) brings his affinity to translating dystopian scenarios into compelling narrative with his project, ‘Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History’.

    • 28 min
    Dee Rees: 'The Last Thing He Wanted'

    Dee Rees: 'The Last Thing He Wanted'

    In a handful of features, including 'Mudbound,' which made her only the second African-American woman ever to get a screenwriting Oscar nomination, writer-director Dee Rees has centered on stories about family that can confound us. Even when they're...

    • 28 min
    Lawrence Grobel: 'Conversations with Brando'

    Lawrence Grobel: 'Conversations with Brando'

    In 1979, master interviewer Lawrence Grobel's conversation with Marlon Brando changed the shape of the magazine celebrity profile. Grobel got the rights to the article back and has published an extended version of the interview as the book...

    • 28 min
    Sam Wasson: 'The Big Goodbye'

    Sam Wasson: 'The Big Goodbye'

    In author and cultural historian Sam Wasson's new book, 'The Big Goodbye', he tells us that the 1970s ended in Hollywood in 1974, with the release of the epochal film 'Chinatown'. He takes us inside the chaotic and creative environment that brought...

    • 28 min
    Russell Peters, "Deported"

    Russell Peters, "Deported"

    Comedian Russell Peters talks about causing trouble and his new highly personal Amazon comedy special, "Deported".

    • 28 min

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