TV has jumped the shark! Networks and cable are out, Hulu and Netflix are in. That's changing the way television is produced, and how people are watching. Each week on WBEZ's Changing Channels, pop culture critics Leah Pickett, Britt Julious and Alison Cuddy watch TV and talk about its future.
Emmy predictions, QI and Food TV
Don't miss the Season 1 finale of Changing Channels! Leah, Britt and Alison reveal their favorites to win at the Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday, and chat with Changing Channels executive producer Andrew Gill (also the co-host of WBEZ's craft beer podcast, Strange Brews) about the evolution of food TV in the age of Anthony Bourdain.
Plus, Alison talks to John Mitchinson, original member of the popular British comedy panel series "QI," about what makes the show fun—and which American comedians would be best suited if an American version of "QI" ever gets made.
Join us on Twitter as we live-tweet the Emmys on Sunday, 9/22: #ChangingChannels @leahkpickett @britticisms @wbezacuddy
Small shows, Lena Waithe and Reality TV on Mars
In this episode, Leah, Britt and Alison say never mind the premier series, small is beautiful when it comes to television shows. But are the networks or streaming services making space for shows that carve out the middle ground? Plus Lena Waithe tells us why her show “Twenties” is more than just a black version of “Girls”. And YOUR predictions about the end of “Breaking Bad.” Call in to share your theory at 1-888-915-9922.
Easy Abby, Margaret Lyons and the Fall "Season"
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TV climate change! As the Fall TV season approaches, we wonder if the TV season even matters in the age of binge-viewing a full series over the weekend. We ask Vulture's TV Critic Margaret Lyons, will industry forces keep things the same, or is the season model a remnant of the past?
And, we chat with Wendy Jo Carlton, writer/director of the hit Chicago-based web series "Easy Abby" about making TV for the web and writing LGBT characters.
Also, Walking Dead University, shows that need to end (nudge nudge... True Blood), and more women in the TV industry.
Smart talk about TV? Yup!
Take three intelligent voices and throw them at TV and its culture and you get this podcast. Great stuff.
Solid television reviews
It's like having a modern TV Guide to listen to every week. New options are always there on the tip of their tongues, and the industry information is no joke. These ladies know what they're talking about. It's a pleasure to get this podcast each week.
Insightful, funny, smart
My favorite new podcast. Leah, Britt and Alison are fantastic. They each bring a unique voice and perspective to the changing television landscape. I loved their takes on the Emmy nominations-now I'm hooked!