25 episodes

The Treatment is a compelling listen to the vital conversations about the catalysts of creative inspiration. Following some of the most interesting, influential, and crossover creators in the world of entertainment, fashion, sports, and the arts, we hear from tastemakers who are the very fabric that forms popular culture.

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    • 4.5 • 571 Ratings

The Treatment is a compelling listen to the vital conversations about the catalysts of creative inspiration. Following some of the most interesting, influential, and crossover creators in the world of entertainment, fashion, sports, and the arts, we hear from tastemakers who are the very fabric that forms popular culture.

    Joe Coscarelli, Sacha Jenkins, and the song that inspires actress Sharon D Clarke to be her best self

    Joe Coscarelli, Sacha Jenkins, and the song that inspires actress Sharon D Clarke to be her best self

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with writer Joe Coscarelli to talk about his new book “Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story.” Next, director Sacha Jenkins reveals a different side of jazz icon Louis Armstrong in his AppleTV+ documentary “Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues.” And for The Treat, Broadway actress Sharon D Clarke talks about how a song written for someone going through a hard time inspires her every time she listens to it.

    • 56 min
    Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, director Owen Kline and Jesse Green on The Treat

    Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, director Owen Kline and Jesse Green on The Treat

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Gina Prince-Bythewood to dive into her new historically based epic, “The Woman King,” starring Viola Davis. Next, first time director Owen Kline goes deep into the comic world with his debut film “Funny Pages.” And finally, on The Treat, New York Times theater critic Jesse Green tells us about the iconic Broadway composer who ignited his lifelong passion for language.

    • 56 min
    Bryan Tyree Henry, Paul Feig, and Rebecca Miller’s ‘cherry’ picked treat

    Bryan Tyree Henry, Paul Feig, and Rebecca Miller’s ‘cherry’ picked treat

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Emmy nominated actor Brian Tyree Henry, who is currently starring in the fourth and final season of FX’s “Atlanta.” Next, writer-director Paul Feig, whose new book is “Cocktail Time!: The Ultimate Guide to Grown-Up Fun,” talks about bringing a cocktail party sensibility to his film sets. And for The Treat, writer and director Rebecca Miller explains how a classic play from the early 20th century captures the light and dark of life today.

    • 56 min
    The Hernandez brothers, writer Jeremy Dauber, and why ‘90s female musicians are director Clea DuVall’s Treat

    The Hernandez brothers, writer Jeremy Dauber, and why ‘90s female musicians are director Clea DuVall’s Treat

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, also known as the Hernandez brothers, who created the Love and Rockets comics, now out in a special boxed set commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first issue. Next, Jeremy Dauber, author of “American Comics: A History” joins to give historical perspective and round out the comics conversation. And finally on The Treat, actor and director Clea DuVall explains how ‘90s alternative female rock made her feel less alone as a struggling teenager and still inspires her in her work.

    • 56 min
    Chris Redd, Sharon D Clarke, and the friendship that’s a treat for Tyler Perry

    Chris Redd, Sharon D Clarke, and the friendship that’s a treat for Tyler Perry

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with comedian Chris Redd, whose new special on HBO MAX is “Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This?” Then, Olivier Award winning actress Sharon D Clarke talks about her role in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” And on The Treat, actor, director and producer Tyler Perry tells us about his friendship with another media powerhouse that’s a treat for him.

    • 56 min
    Ramy Youssef, Rebecca Miller and Jon Hamm on the books that are his ‘Treat’

    Ramy Youssef, Rebecca Miller and Jon Hamm on the books that are his ‘Treat’

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with comedian and Golden Globe winning actor Ramy Youssef, whose Hulu series “Ramy” is currently in its third season. Next, writer and director Rebecca Miller stops by to talk about her new collection of short stories called “Total.” And on The Treat, actor Jon Hamm tells us about an author whose books he can’t stop recommending.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
571 Ratings

571 Ratings

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The treatment

Best! Show! Ever!!!

BionicDave ,

A terrific showbiz and cultural podcast

Elvis is a fantastic interviewer and gets great guests. They’re mostly from the entertainment industry, but I also love hearing from important names in fashion, publishing, and all the creative worlds with which Elvis Mitchell is fluent, and makes us feel fluent, too.

Tamisha Francois ,

Wonderful

Thank you! Both deep and light.

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