7 episodes

Dig into the hidden history of television with Vox's critic-at-large, Todd VanDerWerff. Each season, we explore the tragic, comedic, and occasionally world-changing stories that have marked a medium that's dominated the global conversation for the last 75 years. First up: TV's relationship with the presidency, featuring deep dives into The West Wing, 24, Veep, and more. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Primetime Vox

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5, 79 Ratings

Dig into the hidden history of television with Vox's critic-at-large, Todd VanDerWerff. Each season, we explore the tragic, comedic, and occasionally world-changing stories that have marked a medium that's dominated the global conversation for the last 75 years. First up: TV's relationship with the presidency, featuring deep dives into The West Wing, 24, Veep, and more. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

JJ yay ,

Love the show!

Was excited to listen to each ep! Great mix of pop culture and history, and also current events. I remembered pieces of these stories, but this show brings it all together very nicely and puts them into context.

Andre5006 ,

Great idea/ execution

Really enjoyed the series! Season 1 was great but it felt like it really flew by. Bring on more eps!

One question on word choice: Governacy instead of Governorship in the season 1 finale episode? I’ve never heard governacy before as a word.

EclecticMusicFan12 ,

Very enjoyable and not too long!

As much as I enjoy podcasts, some go on so long they overstay their welcome. Not so with Primetime. Each episode has a theme and often has insightful guests giving historical context. My favorite episodes were on the fictional Hilary Clinton on TV and the one that dealt with the Murphy Brown controversy. With “Season 1” done, this podcast would be a nice binge. (I listened weekly) Looking forward to more!!

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