WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley picks the brains of the most influential filmmakers, musicians and artists of our time in the new podcast “Beyond the Fame with Jason Fraley!” Based in the nation's capital, Jason has interviewed just about every famous figure you can imagine: Aretha Franklin, Carol Burnett, Garth Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, the list is endless! You’ve heard the highlights on the radio, but this is your chance to hear in-depth conversations about what makes these creative geniuses tick. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Google, Podcast DC or Spotify.
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with filmmaker Alex Garland, whose new movie sci-fi/horror flick "Men" opens in movie theaters this weekend. They spoke in 2015 during the release of his sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," as well as writing "The Beach," "28 Days Later" and even a preview of "Annihilation."
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with Hal Linden to mark the 40th anniversary of TV's "Barney Miller" airing its series finale on May 20, 1982. They spoke in 2017 when Linden starred in Arthur Miller's play "The Price" at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. to reflect on his iconic career on stage and screen.
Kool and the Gang
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with Robert "Kool" Bell, founder of Kool & The Gang, who perform live at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia on Friday, June 3. They discuss the group's biggest hits, including "Jungle Boogie," "Ladies' Night," "Get Down On It," "Celebration," "Fresh" and "Cherish."
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with John Turturro on the 30th anniversary of his directorial debut "Mac" winning the Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 1992. They spoke in 2014 about Turturro directing himself in "Fading Gigolo," his admiration for "Midnight Cowboy," and his prolific acting career from "Do the Right Thing" to "Quiz Show."
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with screen legend Alfre Woodard, who hosts the inaugural gala for the John & Lilian Miles Lewis Foundation tonight at The Hamilton Hotel in Washington D.C. They also discuss her prolific career with four Emmys, including"Hill Street Blues" and "L.A. Law," and films like "12 Years a Slave."
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with Ana Gasteyer as tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of her final episode of "Saturday Night Live." They spoke in 2016 when she came home to Washington D.C. for a special concert at Arena Stage.
Excellent Podcast for Movie Lovers
Jason’s charm and knowledge of films makes this podcast a must listen! It’s been a joy listening and learning about the industry. Super entertaining and will now always be a part of my podcast rotation.
Jason’s interviewing skills, preparedness and ability to make his guests feel comfortable and willing to be open about their lives and career make this podcast a great listen.
As a former podcast host, I have to say you were very good. Your interview with ann wilson was professional, the questions you ask are intelligent, and you have an excellent radio voice and personality. Keep it going