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The Playlist is an entertainment podcast from SBS Australia, in which host Fiona Williams explores the movies and TV shows that are worth your time, in conversations with show creators.

The Playlist SBS On Demand

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

The Playlist is an entertainment podcast from SBS Australia, in which host Fiona Williams explores the movies and TV shows that are worth your time, in conversations with show creators.

    Talking 'Why Women Kill' S2 with creator and showrunner Marc Cherry

    Talking 'Why Women Kill' S2 with creator and showrunner Marc Cherry

    Series creator and show runner Marc Cherry joins Fiona to talk all things 'Why Women Kill', as we get set for the premiere of season two on SBS and On Demand in January. We talk 'Desperate Housewives', the origins of his love of froth and drama, and he many that ways his late mother continues to inspire him. A must listen for fans of 'Why Women Kill', of great TV writing, and 'The Golden Girls'. Catch season one of 'Why Women Kill' at SBS On Demand.

    • 28 min
    Talking 'La Fortuna' and Oscars with writer/director Alejandro Amenábar

    Talking 'La Fortuna' and Oscars with writer/director Alejandro Amenábar

    We're back with a companion to 'La Fortuna', SBS Australia's sweeping 6-part adventure-drama, written and directed by Oscar-winning Chilean-Spanish director, Alejandro Amenábar. The story spans two continents, and stars Stanley Tucci as a treasure hunter with a dubious moral compass, whose actions provoke a high profile international maritime legal case about the right to claim historical artefacts. Alejandro Amenábar joins Fiona to talk about making the switch from film to TV, and bringing La Fortuna to the screen. It's a fascinating companion to the series, which is now streaming in full at SBS On Demand.

    • 27 min
    Talking 'Muhammad Ali' with directors Sarah Burns and David McMahon

    Talking 'Muhammad Ali' with directors Sarah Burns and David McMahon

    We're back with a companion to 'Muhammad Ali', an epic 4-part documentary biography of one of the best-known men of the 20th century. Fiona is joined by Sarah Burns and David McMahon, co-directors, co-producers, and writers of the epic series which screens across SBS this month, and will stream at SBS On Demand. It's a fascinating conversation about how they and co-director Ken Burns approached the task of telling the definitive story of the three-time heavyweight boxing champion who, at the height of his fame, took American life — the racism, the religious biases, the role of celebrities, the role of sports in society — and refashioned it in his own image.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Playlist 146 - Bye Bye Ben (!) / 'In The Heights' / Movie Musicals / 'Loki'

    The Playlist 146 - Bye Bye Ben (!) / 'In The Heights' / Movie Musicals / 'Loki'

    It's the end of an era as we break into Ben's last day at SBS to record his final episode of 'The Playlist'. We're not crying, you're crying. Instead, we're breaking into song as we celebrate movie musicals. Ben's also been watching 'Loki' and does his best to explain the plot (a trouper to the end). Then when we can't avoid the subject of his leaving any longer, Ben reflects back on the shows he's most proud of helping to get on screen, in his role as SBS and SBS Viceland Channel Manager.

    • 39 min
    The Playlist 145 - Julie Delpy talks 'My Zoe' (Interview) / Jean Smart appreciation / The Unusual Suspects

    The Playlist 145 - Julie Delpy talks 'My Zoe' (Interview) / Jean Smart appreciation / The Unusual Suspects

    French cinema great Julie Delpy joins us on this week's show to talk about her latest film, 'My Zoe'. which offers a unique take on motherhood than we're used to seeing on screen. Then Ben and Fiona convene the Jean Smart Appreciation Society, on the strength of Mare of Easttown and Hacks. Then they share what they've been watching at SBS On Demand.

    • 46 min
    The Playlist 144 - Halston / The Underground Railroad / Shrill

    The Playlist 144 - Halston / The Underground Railroad / Shrill

    In this episode we take a walk down the New York City catwalk with Ewan McGregor in Netflix’s series on fashion designer 'Halston', take a trip on 'The Underground Railroad' in Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the 2016 novel for Amazon, and binge on the final season of Aidy Bryant's 'Shrill' on SBS On Demand.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

The Podmaster ,

SBS The Playlist

I love this one. It's weird and fun and full of great movie and TV recomendations. Nick is hilarious and Fiona is super smart and I love their chemistry. Most entertainment shows just review movies or shows but these guys make it personal.

Mamadukemi ,

Two cunts talking

Since you two have no problem with the objectification of women and women being called cunts I would assume you don’t mind being called the same. Don’t bother with this podcast they are biased and boring.

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