50 episodes

Go deeper inside the world of FX's 1980s spy drama. Join host June Thomas every week after the show for a new in-depth conversation with the cast, crew, and creators as they reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of each episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

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Go deeper inside the world of FX's 1980s spy drama. Join host June Thomas every week after the show for a new in-depth conversation with the cast, crew, and creators as they reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of each episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

    The Americans S:6 | E10 START

    The Americans S:6 | E10 START

    June Thomas talks with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys about their feelings about the series finale. Then Noah Emmerich and Brandon J. Dirden discuss their reactions to Stan Beeman's and Dennis Aderholt's behavior in Episode 610. Finally, Russell, Rhys, Emmerich, Dirden, and Costa Ronin share their strongest memories from their time on the show.
    Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode.

    • 32 min
    The Americans S:6 | E9 Jennings, Elizabeth

    The Americans S:6 | E9 Jennings, Elizabeth

    June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about about a hunter becoming a protector, Elizabeth’s flashbacks, and Claudia’s disappointment with the illegals. Then we hear from actor Costa Ronin, who plays Oleg Burov, about his response to his character’s fate. Spycraft expert H. Keith Melton explains the ins and outs of cyanide guns, and director Chris Long talks us through that spectacular scene involving young Elizabeth, a horse, and a motorcycle. And finally, Brandon J. Dirden talks about playing Special Agent Dennis Aderholt for four seasons. 
    Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. 

    • 32 min
    The Americans S:6 | E8 The Summit

    The Americans S:6 | E8 The Summit

    June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Philip’s truth-telling, an unusual act of kindness on Elizabeth’s part, and why the characters on The Americans watch so much television. Then we hear from Alyssa Monks, the artist who created Erica Haskard’s paintings, about how she felt when she learned that Elizabeth was going to burn a piece of art that holds special significance for her. Finally, The Americans’ design team—production designer Dan Davis, set decorator Mila Khalevich, and art director Tim Goodmanson—talk about the challenges Season 6 presented.
    Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. 

    • 33 min
    The Americans S:6 | E7 Harvest

    The Americans S:6 | E7 Harvest

    June Thomas talks with Sarah Nolen, who wrote Episode 607, “Harvest,” about why she sees Philip's actions in the garage as "romantic"; why Philip and Elizabeth involved a day laborer in the Chicago operation; and Nolen's career path from assistant to writer. Then we hear snippets from conversations with Noah Emmerich, H. Keith Melton, and Ian McLaughlin about key moments in this episode.
    Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. 

    • 28 min
    The Americans S:6 | E6 Rififi

    The Americans S:6 | E6 Rififi

    June Thomas talks with Stephen Schiff and Justin Weinberger, who wrote Episode 606, “Rififi,” about how distance has helped Henry see family dynamics more clearly; why Stan is mad at Agent Aderholt, and why Philip decides to join Elizabeth on an out-of-town adventure. Then Amanda Pollack, who has been an editor on The Americans since Season 1, explains how she pieces the show together. 
    Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. 

    • 35 min
    The Americans S:6 | E5 The Great Patriotic War

    The Americans S:6 | E5 The Great Patriotic War

    June Thomas talks with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys about Elizabeth’s loneliness, Philip’s failures as a businessman, and the significance of the fight between Philip and Paige. She then chats with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Paige’s youthful rebellion, whether Elizabeth honey-trapped Philip, and why Philip changed the nature of his relationship with Kimmy. Finally, the show’s stunt coordinator, Ian McLaughlin, talks about the characters’ fighting styles.
    Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

podcastlistener111 ,

Love the show

I love this show. Been listening since 2016. I listen after every episode. After I discovered the show I of course went back to listen to every past segment.

FPaceBond ,

Doesn’t Discuss The Substance of the Episode

This podcast consists of interviews with cast or crew members who discuss their creative process. There is minimal discussion of the episode itself. This is not a podcast for viewers who are looking for breakdown of what just happened - the elements and themes of the story, the meaning of the events in the episode, how the plot has moved, etc. Sometimes, the podcast doesn’t discuss the story at all. If you’re looking for a discussion of the episode, this is not for you.
The podcast covers how the show is made. Eg what was it like for Noah Emmerich or Mathew Rhys to direct an episode in which he also acted, how did the designers create a particular set or costume, where do they find the cars and spy gadgets. In that sense it’s interesting. But for those wanting to break down the actual story, you will be disappointed.

Grubk ,

You need an American host

If you love The Americans, this is a great podcast, despite the host who seems to misunderstand the entire series! Thankfully the writers usually disagree with her totally misunderstood interpretations of the characters!

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