19 episodes

This is the official podcast of the Max series Hacks. In each episode Hacks creators Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by a guest from the show's cast or crew to unpack each episode of the Emmy®-winning comedy series. Learn more about the goings on of the writers' room, on set antics, and the work behind creating the world that Deborah and Ava inhabit. The Official Hacks Podcast is produced by Max Podcasts and Pineapple Street Studios.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 188 Ratings

This is the official podcast of the Max series Hacks. In each episode Hacks creators Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by a guest from the show's cast or crew to unpack each episode of the Emmy®-winning comedy series. Learn more about the goings on of the writers' room, on set antics, and the work behind creating the world that Deborah and Ava inhabit. The Official Hacks Podcast is produced by Max Podcasts and Pineapple Street Studios.

    Ep. 1: “Just For Laughs” with Jean Smart and Pat Regan

    Ep. 1: “Just For Laughs” with Jean Smart and Pat Regan

    In the first episode of The Official Hacks podcast, Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by Jean Smart, who plays Deborah Vance. They talk about stepping back into Deborah’s heels, and her relationship with Ava. Then Hacks writer/actor Pat Regan joins the hosts to recap the episode, talk about why it was a tricky one to write, and Helen Hunt’s guest star turn.
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    • 41 min
    Ep. 2: “Better Late” with Mark Indelicato

    Ep. 2: “Better Late” with Mark Indelicato

    In this episode Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by guest Mark Indelicato, who plays Deborah’s long-suffering assistant Damien. They talk about filming at Television City, that Carrot Top cameo, and the world of late night TV. 
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    • 36 min
    Ep. 3: “The Roast of Deborah Vance” with Joe Mande

    Ep. 3: “The Roast of Deborah Vance” with Joe Mande

    In this episode Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by Hacks writer/actor Joe Mande. They talk about Ava establishing boundaries, the rules of roast comedy, and Kaitlin Olson’s tour de force performance as DJ Vance.
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    • 27 min
    Ep. 4: “Join the Club” with Jean Smart

    Ep. 4: “Join the Club” with Jean Smart

    In this episode Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by returning guest Jean Smart, who plays the one, the only, Deborah Vance. They talk about meeting your heroes, pickleball, and why you should ask for what you want. 
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    • 28 min
    Ep. 5: “One Day” with Adam Bricker

    Ep. 5: “One Day” with Adam Bricker

    In this episode Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by the Hacks Director of Photography, Adam Bricker. They talk about shooting outdoors, generational views on climate change, and what you should yell when you need help.  
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    • 36 min
    Ep. 6 “Par for the Course” with Kathleen Felix-Hager

    Ep. 6 “Par for the Course” with Kathleen Felix-Hager

    In this episode Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by Kathleen Felix-Hager, the show’s Emmy-award winning costume designer. In unpacking the episode they discuss Kathleen’s real-life inspiration for Deborah, Ava’s class hang-ups, and Christina Hendricks as a kinky Republican.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

dasmsc ,

Helps Me With Hacks Withdrawal

What a wonderful companion to a super show. Both the show and the pod have comforted me during a very intense period. Now that DVDs with commentary are done, podcasts are the perfect compliment to streams.

Despondent Chucklehead ,

Fantastic pod!

Love Hacks and so great to have a podcast where we. Get some behind the scenes info!!!! ❤️

7of9isannoyed ,

Truly great television

I realized watching this show what great television can do for people and relationships. Thinking about Jean Smart made me realize that. I can remember Tuesday mornings with my mother talking about designing women and how much we love the show after I would stay up late on a school night to watch. That show, much like Hacks, detailed dynamic and complicated relationships, between powerful women.
That’s the same reason I fell in love with the first time I saw it with my wife and why I still love it today. I’m going to miss those characters and I can’t wait to see where they go in season four. I do think the Emmys tend to get it right, but I don’t know how they’re gonna be able to split the best actress award between Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder - if there is any justice in the world, they would both win. Thank you for the show and all you do. See you next season.

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