The AMC+ Interview with the Vampire Podcast is the official companion podcast to AMC's adaptation of the legendary Anne Rice work, Interview with the Vampire. Each week, host Naomi Ekperigin (comedian/actor/writer/vampire enthusiast) unpacks the show with the stars and crew who share exclusive behind-the-scenes stories. Plus she goes deep on all things vampires with experts on horror and Anne Rice. The AMC+ Interview with the Vampire Podcast is produced by AMC in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.
Post-Finale: “Raging Sea of Vampire Melodrama”
Naomi bids farewell to season one with some heavy hitters — actor Assad Zaman (The Vampire Armand), showrunner Rolin Jones and executive producer Mark Johnson. Plus, many listener voicemails! Then Naomi sits down with Alexandra Daddario who stars in Mayfair Witches, the next title in Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe coming soon to AMC.
Episode 7: “Insane, Bloody and Gorgeous” (with Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid)
Louis and Lestat (Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid) are back to bid a bloody farewell to Season One and to unpack their complicated relationship. Then Naomi is joined by horror expert Tananarive Due to break down the finale episode and discuss the BIG reveal. And don't worry, the season may be over, but we're not leaving you hanging just yet. Stay tuned next week for a Bonus Episode featuring even more special guests!
Episode 6: “Recording a Song With Your Side Piece Is Not an Apology” (with Levan Akin)
We’re still getting over Lestat dropping Louis from the sky! To process it all Naomi sits down with the director of episodes 5 and 6, Levan Akin. Then author and vampire expert Jewelle Gomez returns to discuss the idea of freedom in vampire family dynamics. Hint: It’s complicated.
Episode 5: “A Real 'Grey Gardens' Situation” (with Kalyne Coleman and Hannah Moscovitch)
Naomi is joined by Kalyne Coleman who plays Grace de Pointe du Lac and show writer, Hannah Moscovitch, to talk about Louis and Grace’s fallout and the challenges and release that comes from writing darker material. Later, class is in session, listeners! Tananarive Due makes another appearance, guiding our way to a PhD in horror.
Episode 4: “She Is NOT Like the Other Girls” (with Bailey Bass)
Louis and Lestat’s daughter-sister-niece, Claudia, played by Bailey Bass is in the hot seat with Naomi this week. Then, Anne Rice biographer, Dr. Katherine Ramsland, reveals how family pain inspired Rice’s fictional vamps and Ramsland reveals her own escapades in vampire subcultures.
Episode 3: "Vampires Cannot Do Open Relationships" (with Jacob Anderson)
Jacob Anderson a.k.a Louis de Pointe du Lac is in the house! Jacob and host Naomi Ekperigin chat about the domestic life of vampires, Louis’ grief, and longing for love. Then the show’s production designer Mara LePere-Schloop swings by to talk the vampire aesthetic and recreating a lost NOLA neighborhood. Will vampirecore be the new cottagecore?
I’ll join your coven Naomi
Wonderful podcast - needs a new host
The host cuts off the guests and can’t seem to stop talking long enough to let them answer questions. This got better after Bailey Bass, who I felt a bit sorry for.
The “hard hitting journalist” joke got old the second time it was said… and she uses it in every episode. Yeahhhh, she reuses all her jokes over and over.
She can’t seem to stop talking about herself. Some of these podcasts could have been half the length if she had been edited better. Was anyone editing or directing her? We could have had so much more guest content. Let’s face it, that’s the main reason why we’re all here.
Also, after alllll the bragging about how much she loves horror and IWTV it becomes obvious after guests reference things from the books, that she hasn’t read them!
At one point she even says she had no idea about something that is right from the book.
One more thing. Can the voicemail beep be a little less jarring? A little EQ and less volume would make it less shrill.
Wonderful, wonderful guests. Fun interviews, when the host let them speak.
Great and really entertaining information about the wonderful show.
As much as I was disappointed with the host I still listened to all the episodes. It did get better toward the end.
It’s a 5 star podcast with a different host.
I love Anne Rice and this Show/Podcast is incredible!!!
Thank you for opening up this story I grew up reading and watching in ways that I never thought possible. The inclusion and diversity coupled with Anne’s expansive universe makes for a whole new experience for us. I’ve read every book in the series and this show is a whole new adventure without diminishing the original work.