10 episodes

Pamela Adlon, Emmy Award-winning creator, actor, writer, producer, and director, finally has her own podcast to explore the people and topics that inspire and light her up. Pamela will host special guests from all walks of life, and deep dive into their hidden dimensions – their journeys, their passions, what drives them, memories that stick, turning points in their lives, childhood nostalgia, and visions for the future.
 
In this season, Pamela breaks down the making of the fifth and final season of her critically acclaimed, award-winning series, Better Things. Take a peek into the creative process of a woman who at 50, started writing, directing, showrunning, and starring in her own TV show. Featuring guest stars, cast, and collaborators from the series. For all the fans of the show, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. An inside look at each episode of the finale season, straight from the horse’s (Pamela’s) mouth.

Better Things with Pamela Adlon Slam Book Inc.

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 461 Ratings

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Pamela Adlon, Emmy Award-winning creator, actor, writer, producer, and director, finally has her own podcast to explore the people and topics that inspire and light her up. Pamela will host special guests from all walks of life, and deep dive into their hidden dimensions – their journeys, their passions, what drives them, memories that stick, turning points in their lives, childhood nostalgia, and visions for the future.
 
In this season, Pamela breaks down the making of the fifth and final season of her critically acclaimed, award-winning series, Better Things. Take a peek into the creative process of a woman who at 50, started writing, directing, showrunning, and starring in her own TV show. Featuring guest stars, cast, and collaborators from the series. For all the fans of the show, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. An inside look at each episode of the finale season, straight from the horse’s (Pamela’s) mouth.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    We Are Not Alone (Ep 510)

    We Are Not Alone (Ep 510)

    Pamela is Jupiter wraps up the final episode of  Better Things the tv show with her muse - the one and only Nana, along with legend Rosalind Chao. It’s the grand finale scooby doo.
     
    But keep your ears out. The podcast continues…
     
    BEWARE of spoilers! Before you listen, please watch Better Things episode 510, “We Are Not Alone” - available now on Hulu.
     
    CREDITS
    Recorded by Engineer Carlos Sotolongo at LA Studios. Edited by Lauren Bailey. Photo by Joe Bryant. Graphic Design by Ethan Feldbau. This is a production of Slam Book Inc.

    • 55 min
    England (Ep 509)

    England (Ep 509)

    Poom aka Jupiter is taking you down to London Town with the Goddess Dame n’Shit Celia Imrie as they discuss the origin of Phil + Sam and the making of episode 509.
     
    WARNING: Beware of spoilers! Before you listen, please watch Better Things episode 509, “England” - available now on Hulu. Cheerio!
     
    CREDITS
    Recorded by Engineer Carlos Sotolongo at LA Studios. Edited by Lauren Bailey. Photo by Joe Bryant. Graphic Design by Ethan Feldbau. This is a production of Slam Book Inc.

    • 47 min
    Jesus Saves (Ep 508)

    Jesus Saves (Ep 508)

    Jupiter the Pan, is joined by legend “Don’t Cry” Cree Summer aka Lenny aka Schmaltzy Shenanigans High Pimpstress of the Seven Seas Brown to talk about episode 508 and do a bonus deep dive into the world of voice over and other shit like at.
     
    DEAR LISTENER: Beware of spoilers! Before you listen, please watch Better Things episode 508, “Jesus Saves” - available now on Hulu.
     
    CREDITS
    Recorded by Engineer Carlos Sotolongo at LA Studios. Edited by Lauren Bailey. Photo by Joe Bryant. Graphic Design by Ethan Feldbau. This is a production of Slam Book Inc.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Family Meeting (Ep 507)

    Family Meeting (Ep 507)

    This week, Pamela welcomes esteemed editor, Annie Eifrig to the program to revisit the magic conjured this finale season in the dark, cozy confines of editorial. 
     
    FRIENDLY MESSAGE TO OUR LISTENERS: Beware of spoilers! Before you listen, please watch Better Things episode 507, “FAMILY MEETING" - streaming right now on Hulu.
     
    CREDITS
    Recorded by Engineer Carlos Sotolongo at LA Studios. Edited by Lauren Bailey. Photo by Joe Bryant. Graphic Design by Ethan Feldbau. This is a production of Slam Book Inc.

    • 52 min
    San Francisco (Ep 506)

    San Francisco (Ep 506)

    Today on our show about a show, Jupiter discusses directing a show within a show. She is joined by the illustrious & illuminating Ron Cephas Jones to help her make sense of it all and so much more.  DEAR LISTENER: Beware of spoilers! Before you listen, please watch Better Things episode 506, “San Francisco - available now on Hulu.
     

    • 45 min
    The World is Mean Right Now (Ep 505)

    The World is Mean Right Now (Ep 505)

    Jupiter and special guest, Lennon Parham, discuss directing, coyotes & ca-ca stairs as they breakdown episode 505, The World is Mean Right Now. A NOTE TO OUR LISTENERS: Spoilers ahead. Before you listen, please watch Better Things episode 505, "The World is Mean Right Now." - available now on Hulu.

    CREDITS
    Recorded by Engineer Carlos Sotolongo at LA Studios. Edited by Lauren Bailey. Photo by Joe Bryant. Graphic Design by Ethan Feldbau. This is a production of Slam Book Inc.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
461 Ratings

461 Ratings

wtf2309 ,

Not Ready to Say Goodbye

I love Better Things so much I am now rewatching it with my daughter. When I watched it the first time & realized I was watching the next to last episode of season 5 I started to cry & said to no one “I’m not ready”. And then I watched the final episode & literally cried through the whole thing. It was so spectacular! I walked around for days singing “always look on the bright side of life”. I believe there’s a good chance that from now on whenever I hear that song I will get fer klempt.
Thank you Pamela Adlon. I thing you are fantastic! I love you❣️

Broken hearted in Minnesota ,

Going into mourning 😢

I have totally loved all seasons of Better Things. I will miss it so much… This final season is really amazing! Great job Pamela and all involved!!

I miss “better things” so much, already!! I’m listening to the podcasts slowly to savor every last moment!

Rachel from Dallas ,

Thank you!

Please do a podcast about season 1 🤓 Please!

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