105 episodes

Millions of Screens, IndieWire’s brand new TV podcast, provides an inside look at the TV industry, sharing conversations based in IndieWire’s original reporting, breaking down that ever-elusive Hollywood buzz about town, and highlighting thoughtful analysis of the best and most impactful series you’re watching right now. Hosted by TV Awards Editor Libby Hill, TV Deputy Editor Ben Travers, and Creative Producer Leo Garcia.

IndieWire's Millions of Screens IndieWire

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 21 Ratings

Millions of Screens, IndieWire’s brand new TV podcast, provides an inside look at the TV industry, sharing conversations based in IndieWire’s original reporting, breaking down that ever-elusive Hollywood buzz about town, and highlighting thoughtful analysis of the best and most impactful series you’re watching right now. Hosted by TV Awards Editor Libby Hill, TV Deputy Editor Ben Travers, and Creative Producer Leo Garcia.

    If 'The Wire' and 'The Sopranos' Are the Pinnacle of Television, Why Keep Making It?

    If 'The Wire' and 'The Sopranos' Are the Pinnacle of Television, Why Keep Making It?

    On this week's episode, Ben, Libby, and Leo tackle the topic that sent the television Twitter aflame last week, essentially that there haven't been any good television shows since "The Wire" and "The Sopranos," a point of view that ignores the brilliant art created over the course of the past two decades. It also allows Leo to trot out his pet theory that all art exists on an ever-improving continuum thanks to a more inclusive industry, exponentially better technology, and a natural urge to improve what has come before it. Plus, Leo and Ben go way long on Mike Flanagan's latest limited series for Netflix, "Midnight Mass."
    Additionally, Ben is forced to explain just what Tudum is.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr
    Post-Emmy Super Show: Surprises, Snubs, and What's Next

    Post-Emmy Super Show: Surprises, Snubs, and What's Next

     From the energetic (if not groundbreaking) Biz Markie tribute to Conan O’Brien’s devil-may-care anarchistic shenanigans, Ben, Libby, and Leo look back on the biggest surprises from Sunday’s Emmy telecast. Which is to say nothing of Netflix’s record-tying 44 Emmy victories, including “The Crown” sweeping the seven Drama categories. Plus, very quick predictions for next year’s awards: Could Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” repeat in a more crowded field?
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 54 min
    Emmy Predictions: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Puts the Competition In Check

    Emmy Predictions: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Puts the Competition In Check

    On this week’s episode, Leo and Libby talk through their predictions for the Limited Series categories at this year’s Emmys, primarily focusing on whether Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” has retained its pole position after an excellent Creative Arts Emmy haul of nine awards in 10 nominations. Plus, Leo announces the renewal of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” and the start of production for Season 3of Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso.”
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 44 min
    Will 'The Crown' Sweep the Emmy Drama Race?

    Will 'The Crown' Sweep the Emmy Drama Race?

    On this week's episode, Ben and Libby lock in their predictions for the Drama categories at this year's Emmys. Is anyone outside of Gillian Anderson a lock for an acting award? Can Netflix finally earn the Outstanding Drama Series it's been seeking with "The Crown?" Plus, Ben walks us through the return of FX's "What We Do In The Shadows" and the debut of HBO's "Scenes From A Marriage."
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 32 min
    Will the 'Ted Lasso' Backlash Affect the Show's Odds At the Emmys?

    Will the 'Ted Lasso' Backlash Affect the Show's Odds At the Emmys?

    On this week's episode, Ben and Libby lock in their predictions for the Comedy and Variety categories at this year's Emmys. Which of the Hannahs will take Supporting Actress in a Comedy? Can Brett Goldstein avoid any vote splitting issues to take Supporting Actor? Can anything stop Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso" from taking the top prize? Plus, Ben walks us through two shows debuting this week: "Impeachment: American Crime Story" and "Only Murders in the Building" on opposite ends of the quality spectrum.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 28 min
    Brett Goldstein on 'Ted Lasso' Season 2, Zombie Roy Kent, and an Irrational Fear Inspired By 'Rookie of the Year'

    Brett Goldstein on 'Ted Lasso' Season 2, Zombie Roy Kent, and an Irrational Fear Inspired By 'Rookie of the Year'

    He’s here, he’s there, he’s our guest on the podcast this week: Brett Goldstein, aka Roy Kent on Apple TV+‘s “Ted Lasso.” Brett walks Libby, Ben, and Leo through Roy Kent’s journey from script to screen in Season 2, from the Zoom writers’ room to a version of Roy searching for purpose in a world without football/soccer. Additionally, we make Brett pick his desert island television series. Plus, Ben and Libby geek out over HBO’s fall programming announcement, then argue about the Drama Emmy races, before Leo joins in to tackle the backlash that has arrived for “Ted Lasso” in the wake of its immense success.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

tutts472 ,

Show producers should listen to this podcast!

Funny, insightful discussion of television. Always a good listen!
(No low ratings here!! I accidentally swiped left to right on the star, and it registered as 1-2 stars, instead of 5. Sorry!)

Fantastic episode! Excellent discussion of Mrs. America. Interesting, oppositional views with emotion and reason on both sides.

Fun interview with Pamela Adlon!
Watch Better Things and listen to/watch Millions of Screens !

Timely, thoughtful podcast. Thank you for pausing.

Respect great episode! You actually have me excited about the Emmys!

Can I give 6 stars? Or 7? Loved this episode with Damon, Mike and Cord!

The Meaning of Life episode with Damon, Mike and Cord is the best yet!! Their answers fit perfectly with their shows.
Listen to this and watch The Watchmen and The Good Place.

Audreyista ,

I miss Liz

I was a weekly listener of Very Good TV back in the day and I’m a huge fan of Ben, but this podcast isn’t nearly as enjoyable for me, mostly because of how sour and over it Libby always is. The third host is fine, but apparently Liz Shannon Miller was the Indiewire TV podcast’s secret sauce. I prefer listening to tv podcasts from people who actually seem to enjoy tv.

JJ Chronicles of Riddick ,

Finally, some critical commentary

Read Ben’s article and was glad to see someone acknowledge what’s missing from WandaVision. I watch the show. It’s fine. But this WestWorld season 3, a far from cry from season 1.

A Podcast note — Chewing doing the show (sounded like it was ice) does more than just hurt your listeners’ ears, similar to the MCU critique, it demonstrates a lack of care and understanding in the transition to a different medium. This is not a phone call or Zoom chat. This audience is actually choosing to listen. The odd sneeze in the background is forgivable but constant chewing is a middle finger to ears.
Otherwise a great show. Still a 5 Star ⭐️

Top Podcasts In TV & Film

Dear Media
iHeartPodcasts
Apple TV+
PodcastOne
iHeartPodcasts
Ben Mandelker & Ronnie Karam

You Might Also Like

Brett Goldstein
Variety
Chris O'Falt
Goalhanger Podcasts
ADAM BUXTON
The Guardian