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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Townsend, Carell Augustus and The Treat: an essential but underappreciated Bowie album
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with director and actor Robert Townsend, whose groundbreaking film “Hollywood Shuffle” turned 35 this year. Next, photographer Carell Augustus talks about his book “Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Hollywood Moments.” And on The Treat, filmmaker Brett Morgen talks about a 1990s David Bowie album that marked a new chapter for the late artist.
Best! Show! Ever!!!
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.
Thank you! Both deep and light.