19 episodes

 The official podcast about the HBO Original series Succession. Each week journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks real world events that echo the saga unfolding on screen. Guests include top journalists, writers, psychologists, as well as some of the people involved in making the TV show. Plus, weekly power rankings from the latest episodes of Succession — Who’s up? Who’s down? Who made the week’s biggest power play? Podcast episodes are available each week right after the latest episode of Succession airs Sundays on HBOMax. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.1 • 57 Ratings

 The official podcast about the HBO Original series Succession. Each week journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks real world events that echo the saga unfolding on screen. Guests include top journalists, writers, psychologists, as well as some of the people involved in making the TV show. Plus, weekly power rankings from the latest episodes of Succession — Who’s up? Who’s down? Who made the week’s biggest power play? Podcast episodes are available each week right after the latest episode of Succession airs Sundays on HBOMax. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

    The Finale (with Jesse Armstrong and Frank Rich)

    The Finale (with Jesse Armstrong and Frank Rich)

    Host Kara Swisher is joined by Succession creator Jesse Armstrong and executive producer Frank Rich to discuss the shooting of episode 9, reaching those surprising betrayals in the finale, and life in the writers’ room. Episode 9, “All The Bells Say” has one of the most painful scenes between Kendall, Roman and Shiv that was ever written. Jesse takes us through the process of writing and shooting it and why it was so key for Jeremy Strong to be physically uncomfortable in order to pull it off. Will Kara have any luck getting inside information about season 4? Listen and find out. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.  

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    • 34 min
    Onions and Football in Tuscany (with Hunter Harris and Mark Mylod)

    Onions and Football in Tuscany (with Hunter Harris and Mark Mylod)

    Host Kara Swisher talks with pop culture writer Hunter Harris  and Succession Director Mark Mylod about episode 8, “Chiantishire.” Despite being in Tuscany for a lavish wedding, the Roys seize the moment to have some of the most devastating conversations of the season.  Kara gets the details on shooting those scenes and getting those performances from director Mark Mylod who reveals the subtle way he tries to keep Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong in the zone as Kendall and Logan Roy. Kara also gets to dish about the episode with culture writer Hunter Harris who was on set with the Succession crew in Tuscany. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.    

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    • 28 min
    “23-Foot Tall Pair of Spread Legs” (with Stephen Carter)

    “23-Foot Tall Pair of Spread Legs” (with Stephen Carter)

    Host Kara Swisher talks with Succession production designer Stephen Carter and party designer for the wealthy Ken Fulk for a conversation corresponding to season 3, episode 7, “Too Much Birthday.” With Kara, Stephen talks about how set ideas came together for Kendall’s 40th birthday bash and some of our favorite episodes throughout the seasons. Later in the show Kara gets dishy with party planner Ken Fulks, who details how parties for the rich and wealthy really go down.  And Kara details who is climbing or falling down the Succession leaderboard in her final power rankings of the season.  The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.  

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    • 22 min
    “Donor Pregnancy” (with Anthony Scaramucci)

    “Donor Pregnancy” (with Anthony Scaramucci)

    Host Kara Swisher talks with political pundit Anthony Scaramucci for a conversation corresponding to season 3, episode 6, “What It Takes.” Using his brief-but-legendary stint as Trump’s White House Director of Communications he offers unique insight into the Roy family and its role in fictional politics. They also discuss the media’s role in anointing a presidential candidate. Plus, Kara details who is climbing or falling down the Succession leaderboard in this week's power rankings.  The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.   

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    • 25 min
    “Cringe Ranking” (with Aminatou Sow)

    “Cringe Ranking” (with Aminatou Sow)

    Host Kara Swisher is joined by writer and podcast host Aminatou Sow to discuss the world of privilege and role of race in Succession. They discuss the Roys’ private jets at stake in season 3, episode 5 “Retired Janitors of Idaho,” and Aminatou explains how she feels about representation in Succession, and the window it provides into an isolated world of privilege. Also, Kara lets us know who’s up and who’s down in this week’s power rankings.  The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

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    • 24 min
    “The Bigger the Party, the Bigger the Fraud” (with Mark Cuban)

    “The Bigger the Party, the Bigger the Fraud” (with Mark Cuban)

    Host Kara Swisher is joined by entrepreneur and NBA governor Mark Cuban for a conversation corresponding to season 3, episode 4, “Lion in the Meadow.” They dissect the business acumen of Logan Roy and his efforts to keep control of his company in the face of shareholder hostility.  Cuban gets into what it means to be a high stakes investor in a family company that’s trying to stay in control. With Logan’s back against the wall and his health at risk, can he afford not to have a succession plan? Mark doesn’t seem to think so. And as usual,  Kara gives her take on this week's installment of power rankings. The official Succession podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Miscellany ,

Kara Swisher + HBO = perfection

This is like swimming in Krug. Beautifully conceived and executed.

gracevanwah ,

Was perfection. Now not.

The first season with Roger doing cast interviews was literal perfection. The new episodes are trash.

ARH1777 ,

Hi quality like the series

Really well produced podcast loved episode with genius Lucy Prebble

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