31 episodes

The official companion podcast for the HBO Original series Succession. Journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks every episode of this final season with the show’s writers, producers, and directors. Plus, she taps real life experts outside the show – like business titans, whistleblowers, and political consultants – to find out just how terrifyingly accurate the world of Succession really is. You can stream all episodes of Succession and listen to the podcast on Max. The Official Succession Podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 108 Ratings

The official companion podcast for the HBO Original series Succession. Journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks every episode of this final season with the show’s writers, producers, and directors. Plus, she taps real life experts outside the show – like business titans, whistleblowers, and political consultants – to find out just how terrifyingly accurate the world of Succession really is. You can stream all episodes of Succession and listen to the podcast on Max. The Official Succession Podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios

    “With Open Eyes” Part 2 (with Director/Executive Producer Mark Mylod)

    “With Open Eyes” Part 2 (with Director/Executive Producer Mark Mylod)

    In part two of the series finale podcast, it’s time to say goodbye to the Roy family, once and for all. Host Kara Swisher sits down with director and executive producer Mark Mylod. He breaks down everything about episode 10, “With Open Eyes” – from the first table read, to that tense boardroom showdown, the Tom/Shiv of it all, and the final fate of the Roy children.
    Kara Swisher is also the host of the New York Magazine podcast “On with Kara Swisher,” where she grills real billionaires, media tycoons and more. You can find it here: https://link.chtbl.com/onwithkara?sid=hbo.
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    • 39 min
    “With Open Eyes” Part 1 (with Jeremy Strong and Alexander Skarsgård)

    “With Open Eyes” Part 1 (with Jeremy Strong and Alexander Skarsgård)

    Host Kara Swisher unpacks the Succession series finale, “With Open Eyes,” in a two-part supersized podcast. In part one, Kara talks with Alexander Skarsgård about why his tech billionaire character, Lukas Matsson, just can’t let Waystar Royco go. Then Kara goes deep with Jeremy Strong to discuss the tragic end of Kendall and what his character really wanted all along. Part two, coming later this week, features an extended conversation with director and executive producer Mark Mylod.
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    • 59 min
    “Church and State” with James Cromwell, Jeremy Strong, and funeral planner William Villanova

    “Church and State” with James Cromwell, Jeremy Strong, and funeral planner William Villanova

    This week, it’s a full house to discuss the penultimate episode of Succession, “Church and State.” First, host Kara Swisher unpacks Ewan’s surprise eulogy with actor James Cromwell. Then, she finds out how real-life funeral planner William Villanova helped the Succession team create a perfectly extravagant service for Logan Roy. And finally, Kara checks in with Jeremy Strong about Kendall’s blockbuster speech and where he stands as we head into the series finale.
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    • 38 min
    “America Decides” with series creator Jesse Armstrong and political consultants Ben Ginsberg & Jon Klein

    “America Decides” with series creator Jesse Armstrong and political consultants Ben Ginsberg & Jon Klein

    Host Kara Swisher and Succession creator Jesse Armstrong unpack the electoral and familial chaos of episode 8, “America Decides.” Plus, Kara is joined by two political consultants who helped the Succession writers create this incredibly tense episode: Ben Ginsberg, a lawyer and advisor who played a central role in the Bush-Cheney administration, and Jon Klein, a political analyst and former president of CNN.
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    • 51 min
    “Tailgate Party” with Matthew Macfadyen and political consultant Eric Schultz

    “Tailgate Party” with Matthew Macfadyen and political consultant Eric Schultz

    Matthew Macfadyen joins Host Kara Swisher to unpack Tom’s pre-election jitters and the state of his marriage in episode 7, “Tailgate Party.” Then, Kara chats with former Obama Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz, who advised the Succession writers on how to convey the all-too-real, cozy relationship between politics and media.
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    • 36 min
    “Living+” with J. Smith-Cameron and Lorene Scafaria

    “Living+” with J. Smith-Cameron and Lorene Scafaria

    Host Kara Swisher sits down with J. Smith-Cameron to process episode six, “Living+” and the future of Gerri Kellman at Waystar Royco. Plus, director Lorene Scafaria discusses how Kendall walks the line between success and failure, as he tries to follow in his father’s footsteps.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

AJW* ,

Kara is a brilliant host

Love Kara - she is well informed and prepared. Quite often her views are more interesting than the stars of the show. She also navigates Jeremy Strongs let’s say character perfectly. Hope to see her do more podcasts.

frbry ,

Please stop Roger

No one speaks like that Roger. Much less on a Podcast. You sound so fake. Please stop ruining these series. You did the same thing in Band of Brothers podcast. Please man.

Faircats ,

Interesting up to a point

I loved Succession so was excited when I saw this podcast was available. It obviously has some very insightful interviews, particularly with Jesse and the director, with some of the cast too.
I’m sorry to say it but I don’t think the host is a good fit for this. It doesn’t sound as though she ever really listens to anyone’s answers or ever refers to the nuanced interpretation of the show, something that makes it so brilliant.
It’s a shame as the HBO Band of Brothers podcast is magnificent, perhaps the different is that a true fan of that show was the host.

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