May 30, 2019

Neil Gaiman talks about adapting his book Good Omens for television, the book’s long journey to the screen, and how he took the reins as show-runner in a promise to his late co-author Terry Pratchett.  Neil recalls the origins of their book as a fable about nature vers...

May 27, 2019

Liam Cunningham discusses his 7 epic seasons as Sir Davos Seaworth on Game of Thrones and going from fighting "White Walkers" to fighting Ebola in National Geographic Channel's limited series The Hot Zone.  We also talk about his original audition for Game of Thro...

May 23, 2019

Jared Cohen talks about the eight men who succeeded to the presidency without being elected to it and how they changed our history for better or worse.  He reveals that presidential succession wasn’t clearly defined for most of America’s history and that most Vice-Pres...

May 20, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough discusses his latest book The Pioneers, how it fulfilled his lifelong dream to write a nonfiction version of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, and why he wants his book to serve as reminder of fundamental American values.  He...

May 16, 2019

Bill Hader (SNLTrainwreckBarry) talks about his childhood love of film, his early days as a struggling production assistant in Hollywood, and how he's finally getting back to his cinematic roots with his dark comedy series Barry.  He discusses directing the mu...

May 13, 2019

Jordan Klepper returns to the podcast to talk about getting out of the studio and getting out in the real world again for his new Comedy Central docu-series Klepper.  He tells the story of a wrestling club in Texas that is helping veterans body slam their way through P...

May 10, 2019

Oscar-nominated actor/director Sir Kenneth Branagh is the greatest living interpreter of the works of William Shakespeare, and today he talks about stepping into the shoes of his hero for his new film All Is True.  Branagh discusses why he chose to focus on the three y...

May 6, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, scientist, and renowned polymath Jared Diamond reveals that many of the same factors in how individuals cope with a personal crises can also predict how countries survive national crises.  He profiles six nations in transition in his new...

May 2, 2019

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talks about his new political thriller Collusion: A Novel and how writing fiction has given him a chance to let his imagination run wild about the darker side of Washington.  He discusses why it’s almost impossible to make up a...

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