37 episodes

After spending more than three years working on his latest book, “Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers,” replete with 757 interviews, Origins host Jim Miller decided he hadn’t had enough, and has returned with new interviews to further explore one of the world’s most iconic premium content brands.
Origins Chapter 7 is titled, “HBO: Present, Past, and Future,” featuring leading voices from inside and outside the world of
HBO.

Origins with James Andrew Miller C13Originals

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 1.2K Ratings

After spending more than three years working on his latest book, “Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers,” replete with 757 interviews, Origins host Jim Miller decided he hadn’t had enough, and has returned with new interviews to further explore one of the world’s most iconic premium content brands.
Origins Chapter 7 is titled, “HBO: Present, Past, and Future,” featuring leading voices from inside and outside the world of
HBO.

    C7 / HBO Ep 1: "Chief"

    C7 / HBO Ep 1: "Chief"

    In Episode One, “Chief,” we hear from three leaders from HBO’s programming history: Present day content chief of HBO and HBO MAX, Casey Bloys; his former boss, Carolyn Strauss; and her predecessor and boss, Chris Albrecht. 
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    • 39 min
    C7 / HBO Ep 2: “A Tale of Three Women”

    C7 / HBO Ep 2: “A Tale of Three Women”

    Episode Two, “A Tale of Three Women,” features conversations with three important current senior executives operating on the front lines of HBO programming – Amy Gravitt, who runs comedy; Francesca Orsi, who is in charge of drama; and Nina Rosenstein, whose domains are late-night and specials. 
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    • 38 min
    C7 / HBO Ep 3: “On Location”

    C7 / HBO Ep 3: “On Location”

    For Episode Three, “On Location,” we switch perspectives and talk with three stellar executive producers of HBO shows –David Simon of “The Wire,” “Treme” and numerous other HBO shows, along with his producing partner Nina Noble; and the show runner for “Insecure” and “Issa Rae whisperer,” Prentice Penny.
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    • 33 min
    C7 / HBO Ep 4: “Table for One”

    C7 / HBO Ep 4: “Table for One”

    Episode Four, “Table for One,” is a conversation with the legendary Sheila Nevins, who spent more than 35 years steering HBO’s documentary world. Fasten your seat belt, please. 
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    • 31 min
    C7 / HBO Ep 5: “Life at the Top”

    C7 / HBO Ep 5: “Life at the Top”

    And finally, in Episode Five, “Life at the Top,” former HBO CEO’s, Jeff Bewkes, Richard Plepler, and Nick Nicholas get candid about their experiences running the company during markedly different eras, and speak about the future of HBO in an ever changing media landscape.
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    • 41 min
    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 1: Casting, Casting, Casting

    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 1: Casting, Casting, Casting

    “Almost Famous” was almost a very different movie. Can you imagine the film with Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, and Natalie Portman? Here’s the full story of the casting saga that took place before filming ever started. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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Loved almost famous podcast.

Always loved the movie but I rewatched it last night with new appreciation because of the mindfulness of every element. I had forgotten how each scene did not feel like a set piece but rather an organic step forward from the scene before.

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Almost Famous

Absolutely incredible & so moving. I adored every minute of the Almost Famous season.

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Once a great podcast

The new season about HBO is horrible this show used to be amazing I hope the next season is as good as the previous seasons

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