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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 • 590 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.

    David Krumholtz, Andrew McCarthy, and Jen Statsky on The Treat

    David Krumholtz, Andrew McCarthy, and Jen Statsky on The Treat

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Lousy Carter star David Krumholtz to talk about his titular role in the dark comedy (now streaming). Then, actor, director, and writer Andrew McCarthy stops by to discuss his new Hulu documentary Brats. The film explores McCarthy’s mixed feelings about being grouped with a cohort of prominent young actors in the 1980s, pejoratively referred to as “The Brat Pack.” And for The Treat, Emmy winning Hacks co-creator Jen Statsky talks about the best TV pilot ever made.

    • 52 min
    Emily Nussbaum, Richard LaGravenese, and Vince Staples on The Treat

    Emily Nussbaum, Richard LaGravenese, and Vince Staples on The Treat

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning New Yorker writer Emily Nussbaum whose newest project is the book Cue The Sun: The Invention of Reality TV. Next, director Richard LaGravenese stops by to talk about his new Netflix rom-com, A Family Affair. And for The Treat, rapper and actor Vince Staples talks about how he stays connected to his audience.

    • 52 min
    Sean Penn, Carrie Courogen, and Philip Gefter on The Treat

    Sean Penn, Carrie Courogen, and Philip Gefter on The Treat

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes back Oscar winning actor Sean Penn to discuss his latest role in the film Daddio, starring opposite Dakota Johnson. Next, writer Carrie Courogen stops by to talk about her revealing biography of multi-hyphenate Elaine May: Elaine May Does Not Exist: The Life and Work of Elaine May, Hollywood’s Hidden Genius. And for The Treat, writer Philip Gefter reveals a childhood inspiration that helped Gefter create a “magical” home.

    • 52 min
    Susie Essman, John Leguizamo, and Ellen Mirojnick on The Treat

    Susie Essman, John Leguizamo, and Ellen Mirojnick on The Treat

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with actress, comedian, and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Susie Essman. The acclaimed HBO comedy ended its 12-season run earlier this year and Essman’s here to reflect. Next, actor John Leguizamo stops by to talk about his new series The Green Veil — available via the new (free) streaming service, The Network. And for The Treat, Oscar nominated costume designer Ellen Mirojnick talks about an incredibly stylish movie  that captivated her as a child. 

    • 51 min
    André Holland, Bill Pullman, and Todd Haynes on The Treat

    André Holland, Bill Pullman, and Todd Haynes on The Treat

    André Holland talks playing Huey P. Newton, Bill Pullman reflects on “Murdaugh Murders,” and Todd Haynes gives us a “gorgeous character study” for The Treat.

    • 51 min
    Maya Rudolph, Richard Linklater, and Ethan Hawke on The Treat

    Maya Rudolph, Richard Linklater, and Ethan Hawke on The Treat

    This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Emmy winning actress Maya Rudolph, who is currently starring in the second season of the Apple TV+ series Loot. Then, director Richard Linklater joins to talk about his genre bending Netflix caper Hit Man. And for The Treat, Wildcat director Ethan Hawke talks about a 1981 “masterpiece” that has it all. 

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
590 Ratings

590 Ratings

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What So Funny?!

Elivis’s perceptiveness is endearing but his inexplicable laughs are annoying.

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Richer

I am, for listening, each and every. From the podcast-git-go, without my weekly treatment, I am incomplete.
Routinely enthuses and informs.

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