Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

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165 - Naomi Klein
Mar 29 • 57 min
Naomi Klein is an author, filmmaker and climate activist. But above all– she is a journalist. She joins us to reflect on her natural instinct to run toward crisis; her decades long research of disaster capitalism; the striking systemic difference between…
164 - Juliette Lewis
Mar 22 • 64 min
Actress Juliette Lewis “lost her anonymity” with the movies. Movies you’ve probably seen. Cape Fear, Natural Born Killers, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, From Dusk Till Dawn. She’s a visceral, singular performer, untethered to convention. This was true in…
163 - Dr. Ashish Jha (Director of Harvard Global Health Institute)
Mar 15 • 54 min
Dr. Ashish Jha is the Director of Harvard Global Health Institute and a Professor at Harvard T. H. Chan school of public health. If you’ve turned on your TV over the past few days, you’ve likely seen him discussing COVID-19. Today he joins us to talk…
162 - Sam Waterston
Mar 8 • 63 min
Actor Sam Waterston doesn’t do many of these. In fact, this is his first podcast. To mark the special occasion the stage and screen performer reflects on his 60-year career, from his days at Yale in Waiting for Godot to breaking into Hollywood with the…
161 - Alison Pill
Mar 1 • 62 min
If it weren’t for her singular acting abilities, Alison Pill would be best known for her boisterous laugh. (That is only kinda a joke.) The chameleonic actress–Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Midnight in Paris, The Newsroom–has been at it since the age of…
160 - Haley Bennett
Feb 23 • 56 min
Actress Haley Bennett joins us this week for a reflective look at her life as an actress, starting with her role as a pop-star in Music and Lyrics to her newest film, the disturbing domestic thriller, Swallow. We discuss the serendipity of motherhood, the…
159 - Morgan Parker
Feb 16 • 77 min
Welcome back! This week, celebrated poet, author, and essayist Morgan Parker sits with Sam to discuss her latest book, Magical Negro. They talk about what poetry can look (and sound) like in the Internet era, the loneliness of being a writer in LA,…
A Talk Easy Holiday Special!
Dec 22, 2019 • 102 min
From the Talk Easy team to you, happy holidays! We’re closing out the year with our third annual holiday special, featuring a special group of guests who sat with us over the past twelve months. Throughout this episode, they reflect on their favorite art,…
158 - Gloria Steinem
Dec 15, 2019 • 66 min
The trajectory of Gloria Steinem’s life and work is unparalleled. Her cultural and political impact, incalculable. With the release of “The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off”, the beloved author and activist reflects on a…
157 - Laura Dern
Dec 8, 2019 • 57 min
From Wild at Heart to Marriage Story, legendary actress Laura Dern has impacted decades of storytelling with her work on screen. For the next hour, we discuss her early memories of Martin Scorsese, years of teenage activism, her quick pivot from college…
156 - Tracy Letts
Nov 24, 2019 • 89 min
Before a string of successful plays (August: Osage County, Bug) and brilliant performances on screen (Homeland, Lady Bird, Ford v Ferrari), Tracy Letts was acting on-stage, with his father, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. As his twenties approached, he pursued…
155 - Errol Morris
Nov 17, 2019 • 67 min
Director Errol Morris—with his brief history as a private detective and door-to-door salesman—has transformed the world with his boundless curiosity. In this hour, we discuss the hostile reaction to American Dharma, how interviewing mass murderers shaped…
154 - Alma Har’el
Nov 10, 2019 • 61 min
This week, Sam sits down with Honey Boy director Alma Har’el. She discusses the sacrificial act of independent filmmaking, the synchronicity of her art and experiences, how making Love True healed her childhood trauma, finding romance in her parents’…
153 - Randall Park
Nov 3, 2019 • 57 min
This week on the show is actor, writer, and comedian Randall Park! He reflects on his strikingly diverse childhood friend group, becoming ‘the entertainment’ at parties, founding the still-active Asian American theatre company at UCLA, pivoting from his…
152 - Edward Norton
Oct 27, 2019 • 68 min
Edward Norton has built a career out of shape-shifting. Just look at his beginning in film: The People vs. Larry Flynt, Primal Fear, Everyone Says I Love You, American History X, Rounders, Fight Club. And it didn’t stop there. Throughout the 2000s Norton…
Play It Again: Robert Forster (1941-2019)
Oct 20, 2019 • 78 min
In 2016 Robert invited me to sit with him at his home away from home: Marco’s in West Hollywood. At his corner table next to the window, he ate there every morning for thirty years. This is one of those mornings. Rest in peace, Bob.
151 - Gary Gulman
Oct 13, 2019 • 58 min
Episode 151 - Gary Gulman by Sam Fragoso
150 - Sam
Oct 7, 2019 • 74 min
Well, let’s give this a go. 150. Hosted by my pal, Harrison Cameron. For more info: www.talkeasypod.com.
Bonus Episode: Trace Lysette
Sep 29, 2019 • 49 min
This week, “Hustlers” actress Trace Lysette joins us on the show! She reflects on “giving birth to herself” in New York (8:30), developing “Tribe“ with Devere Rogers (10:30), manifesting an abundance of opportunity for transgender artists (11:40),…
149 - Scott Aukerman
Sep 22, 2019 • 76 min
This week we’re joined by podcaster/filmmaker/writer Scott Aukerman! He talks about his his first TV appearances back in high school (01:40), his affinity for David Letterman (05:20), how he used humor to dodge playground bullies (09:43), playing a…
148 - Karley Sciortino
Sep 15, 2019 • 72 min
Karley Sciortino is on this week! She reflects on her childhood, growing up Catholic in the age of Britney Spears, and sexual awakenings, her parents’ steadfast relationship, her first sexual experience, journeying across the pond for college, dropping…
147 - Peter Bogdanovich
Sep 8, 2019 • 66 min
This week, Sam sits down with renowned writer, director, and former film critic, Peter Bogdanovich. They discuss the fragmentation of the old Hollywood studio system (00:42), Peter’s pivot from journalism to filmmaking (4:00), his tumultuous experience…
146 - Justin Simien
Sep 1, 2019 • 74 min
This one has been long over-due… Justin Simien, friends! The sensible mind behind Dear White People talks about his high school days, pointing out how this chapter in his life formed a deep love for the arts (07:13), then delves into theater as an…
145 - Whitney Cummings
Aug 25, 2019 • 70 min
We’re back, with Whitney Cummings! She starts off with some personal thoughts about love, then discusses her self-perception, being so-called “mainstream”, seeking validation as a comedian and person, dealing with self-deprecation, reflecting on high…
Talk Easy Throwback: Mom
Aug 18, 2019 • 76 min
To celebrate the fiftieth episode of Talk Easy we decided to do something a little different, which ended up being Sam sitting down with his mother for an interview. This episode is not only special for how far the show has come, but the glimpse it gives…
Talk Easy Throwback: Alan Alda
Aug 11, 2019 • 52 min
Alan Alda ladies and gentleman. We talk M*A*S*H, joke thievery, his childhood in Burlesque, his ongoing battle with face blindness (that’s not a joke), and how a brush with death gave him a new lease on life. His latest project is a podcast of his own,…
Talk Easy Throwback: John Cho
Aug 4, 2019 • 74 min
Another classic throwback for you this week! John Cho’s career has undergone several transformations in the past two decades, each of them more interesting and impressive than the last. John appeared in several roles in smaller films before breaking…
Talk Easy Throwback: Lena Waithe
Jul 28, 2019 • 75 min
Another great throwback from the Talk Easy Vault! Lena Waithe has been making waves in Hollywood since she arrived in 2006 from Chicago — you just didn’t know it. Although a writer at heart, Waithe has also learned how to do just about everything else in…
Talk Easy Throwback: Malcom Gladwell
Jul 22, 2019 • 71 min
A throwback to one of my favourite episodes, with Malcom Gladwell… Malcolm Gladwell is a writer best known for his books Blink, The Tipping Point, and David and Goliath. While what he writes about can at points stir up controversy for oversimplification…
Talk Easy Throwback: Norman Lear
Jul 14, 2019 • 56 min
A throwback to one of my favorite episodes, with Norman Lear. - TV titan Norman Lear joins Sam on the show this week. The 95-year-old is chiefly responsible for changing television. His shows—All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Good Times—were…
144 - Ron Perlman
Jun 30, 2019 • 59 min
Ron Perlman! We talk standouts from this week’s Democratic debates, the state of independent film, finding a love for acting at 19, the impact his father’s death had on him, how he managed ego as success arrived, coming to terms with his body, the…
143 - Jeff Garlin
Jun 23, 2019 • 54 min
Comedy icon Jeff Garlin is on this week! We get into texting/technology woes (07:54), getting divorced after 25 years (11:29), being single again at 57 (13:45), choosing raw honesty in life (17:39), making it in the comedy scene alongside Conan O’Brien,…
142 - Raphael Bob - Waksberg
Jun 16, 2019 • 68 min
The brain behind BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, is with us this week. He dives right in, talking about the privilege of being a white man in today’s entertainment industry, his “professionally Jewish” parents, how ADHD affected him as a teenager,…
141 - Michael Kelly
Jun 9, 2019 • 75 min
“I feel like I always get asked the same questions,” says actor Michael Kelly. Well, hopefully, not today. Kelly joins us on the show to talk his beachy college years in South Carolina (06:40), choosing acting over business and law (09:53), the impact of…
140 - Jacki Weaver
Jun 2, 2019 • 61 min
Gin Queen, Mates! Jacki Weaver is on this week, reflecting on her childhood in Sydney (07:54), an early and undying devotion to acting (09:34), never becoming a social worker (14:09), being a romantic (16:41), the joys and toils of motherhood (18:15), her…
139 - Kenneth Branagh
May 26, 2019 • 70 min
Sir Kenneth Branagh, friends! Sam and Kenneth discuss the process of making his new film, All Is True, (5:07), the recurring themes throughout his work (10:10), performing Hamlet in front of Queen Elizabeth at age 20 (12:30), directing for the first time…
138 - Pam Grier
May 19, 2019 • 69 min
On the brink of 70, legend Pam Grier sits down to reflect on a series of pivotal moments from her inimitable life. For example: moving to Los Angeles at 18 in 1967, becoming a trailblazer through iconic films like Foxy Brown and Coffy, getting thrown out…
137 - Werner Herzog
May 12, 2019 • 59 min
Werner Herzog is 76 years old with three films coming out in 2019. I don’t know how he does it, but I try to find out in this conversation. From a childhood encounter with god in the Bavarian mountains to sitting across from Mikhail Gorbachev, Herzog…
136 - Wyatt Cenac
May 5, 2019 • 56 min
Wyatt Cenac is the host of Problem Areas on HBO. It’s a new kind of program– think Last Week Tonight meets Frontline, except hosted by someone whose comedy is dryer than the Sahara desert. On the podcast, we talk early stand-up days, growing up in Dallas,…
135 - Chaz Ebert
Apr 28, 2019 • 70 min
“Chaz is a strong woman, sure of herself. I’d never met anyone like her,” wrote her late husband, Roger Ebert. Truth be told: neither have I. Chaz Ebert is a singular soul. Wise, kind, and extremely busy. She’s the CEO of Ebert companies, including…
134 - Live From Ebertfest! (With Richard Roeper, Rita Coburn Whack, And More)
Apr 21, 2019 • 55 min
A very special episode for you live from Ebertfest 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. Rita Coburn Whack talks of her film “Maya Angelou, Still I Rise” and lets us in on the words of wisdom she learned from Angelou herself. Then, Sam brings out two of the…
133 - Tayarisha Poe
Apr 14, 2019 • 57 min
Tayarisha Poe is an emerging filmmaker from West Philly. Her debut feature, Selah and the Spades, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Our conversation took place at the Park City festival (and side-note: the background noise is a result of…
132 - Sean Kingston
Apr 8, 2019 • 56 min
It’s Sean Kingston! He’s a Jamaican-American singer-songwriter with a handful of billboard hits you’ve probably danced to: Beautiful Girls, Take You There, Fire Burning, Colors. We talk growing up in Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida, being discovered…
131 - Alex Ross Perry
Apr 1, 2019 • 76 min
Alex Ross Perry is a New York born and bred filmmaker. In shows in his movies, too: The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth, Golden Exits. A staple in contemporary independent cinema his latest, Her Smell, stars Elizabeth Moss as a ’90s punk…
130 - Bill Pullman
Mar 24, 2019 • 63 min
Spaceballs! Independence Day! Lost Highway! Bill Pullman is an actor you’ve seen on screen for the past four decades of film and television. Now he’s here, at my house, working through the memories of his life. *Light (sporadic) snoring on this episode…
129 - Brit Marling
Mar 17, 2019 • 73 min
Brit Marling has spent the past five years co-creating The OA, a mystical, spellbinding show that defies one sentence log-lines. (So best not to try.) After mysteriously premiering on Netflix in 2016, season 2 is set to be released March 22nd. But to be…
128 - Vincent D’Onofrio
Mar 14, 2019 • 58 min
Three days tardy but we got Vincent D’onofrio. After some explaining in the intro, we get into it. Working with Kubrick and Altman. His tenure on Law & Order. The worst performance he ever delivered on screen. Then, finally, his unofficial official…
127 - Mary Holland
Mar 3, 2019 • 55 min
Multi-talented comedian and actress Mary Holland stopped by today to talk about performing in UCB Improv shows, her performance tendencies and where they come from, and reflecting on past periods of her life, including her childhood, college, and acting…
126 - Keith David
Feb 24, 2019 • 57 min
Friends. Keith David has been in, wait for it, over 300 films and television programs. Somehow that is not a fictitious number. With his booming, commanding voice you’ve seen him in The Thing! They Live! Platoon! Armageddon! He’s worked with Spike Lee,…
125 - Matt Walsh
Feb 19, 2019 • 48 min
Matt Walsh is a staple in contemporary comedy. We talk UCB, being a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, his recurring role on Veep, and making people laugh for the past thirty years. For more, our website: www.talkeasypod.com
124 - Dulé Hill
Feb 10, 2019 • 53 min
Dulé Hill has done it all. The West Wing! Psych! Ballers! She’s All That! His most recent acting challenge is playing Nat King Cole in “Lights Out”, a play co-written by Talk Easy alum Colman Domingo. (The wonderful production can be seen at the Geffen…
123 - Minhal Baig
Feb 4, 2019 • 56 min
Welcome back! We’re excited to return with the multi-hyphenate talent Minhal Baig. She’s a story editor on “BoJack Horseman”, a writer on the forthcoming A24 show “Ramy”, and, above all, a director. Her sophomore film, called “Hala”, premiered this past…
122 - Jeremy O. Harris
Dec 24, 2018 • 81 min
Jeremy O. Harris has managed to be a playwright, actor, and screenwriter all while still being a student at the Yale School of Drama. His latest piece, “Slave Play”, is currently at the New York Theater Workshop. On our final episode of the year, Jeremy…
121 - Jacqueline Bisset
Dec 17, 2018 • 50 min
Jacqueline Bisset ladies and gentleman. Bullitt, Casino Royale, Murder on the Orient Express, Day for Night. The list is endless. And then there are her collaborators: John Huston, Sidney Lumet, François Truffaut, Roman Polanski. The legendary actress has…
120 - Chris Elliott
Dec 10, 2018 • 66 min
Chris Elliott has made a living out of making us laugh. Whether that be through writing and performing on Late Night with David Letterman, support parts in Groundhog Day and There’s Something About Mary, or his cult-classic “sitcom” Get A Life, he’s done…
119 - Patrick Wang
Dec 2, 2018 • 60 min
Filmmaker Patrick Wang joined Sam today to discuss how drawing on his experiences growing up in Houston, TX, being an exchange student in Argentina, studying at MIT, and how he perceives other people influence the films he creates. They also talked about…
118 - Zoë Ligon
Nov 19, 2018 • 72 min
This week’s episode was a first for the show, as Sam has on sex educator and visual artist Zoë Ligon. They dive into what it’s like to write about sex on the Internet in 2018, carnal desires in the “Me Too” era, how parents should talk to their children…
117 - Viggo Mortensen
Nov 12, 2018 • 55 min
This week, Sam sits down with artist Viggo Mortensen ahead of the release of his new film, Green Book. They talk about his (very supportive) cinephile mother, his on-screen debut (Witness), how he chose love and family over Hollywood throughout the…
116 - Jonny Sun
Nov 5, 2018 • 53 min
Jonny Sun is a writer known, primarily, for his words on Twitter.com. His quick wit and life-affirming tweets has garnered the attention of many online, including former Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda. Together they have a new book out by Random House…
115 - Adam Bhala Lough
Oct 29, 2018 • 89 min
Adam Bhala Lough is a documentarian best known for his films “The Carter” and “The New Radical”. His most recent project, Alt-Right: Age of Rage, is a look inside the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, tracking the rise of alt-right coalitions and…
114 - DeRay Mckesson
Oct 21, 2018 • 50 min
The death of Michael Brown changed DeRay Mckesson’s life (9:21). It changed all of our lives. But it was the unjust murder of the 18-year-old Brown that propelled Mckesson into protest. With the release of his new book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The…
113 - Paul Dano
Oct 14, 2018 • 58 min
For 20 years Paul Dano has been a revelation in front of the camera. He began in L.I.E., evolved in Little Miss Sunshine, emerged in There Will be Blood, and transmuted in 12 Years a Slave. (There are others, but the list is too long for a podcast…
112 - Nathaniel Rich
Oct 7, 2018 • 55 min
Nathaniel Rich is a writer-at-large for the New York Times Magazine whose latest piece, “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change”, is a landmark investigation into our current climate crisis. We discuss the 18 month process of writing…
111 - Kamasi Washington
Sep 30, 2018 • 58 min
Multi-talented jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington stopped by this week to discuss growing up as a “closeted nerd” in South Central Los Angeles, playing gigs at bars and clubs as a teenager, touring with Snoop Dogg at 18, his new record, Heaven and Earth,…
110 - Judy Greer
Sep 24, 2018 • 78 min
Judy Greer! You’ve seen her in…everything? Her directorial debut, “A happening of monumental proportions”, is out in theaters now.
109 - Amma Asante
Sep 17, 2018 • 53 min
Amma Asante stopped by this week to discuss her latest film Where Hands Touch, her immersive life as a young actress, writing and selling her first script, how she dealt with “looking different” than everyone else in Hollywood, and what she hopes to be…
Lessons Learned (or how I turned 24 today)
Sep 9, 2018 • 65 min
Today is my birthday friends. To celebrate I’ve put together a collection of excerpts from some of my favorite episodes of the show. Each of these tidbits contain some piece of advice or wisdom that I try to keep near. In order of appearance: Alan Alda…
107 - Colman Domingo
Sep 3, 2018 • 78 min
This week Sam talks to multi-hyphenate talent Colman Domingo about his family values growing up, his entry point into acting, his experience coming out to his family, his early acting days in San Francisco, pivoting from theater to film, collaborating…
106 - Ione Skye
Aug 27, 2018 • 72 min
Ione Skye needs no introduction. She’s Ione Skye. You’ve seen her in plenty of film and television. Like many, I first saw her as Valedictorian Diane Court in Cameron Crowe’s iconic Say Anything. We talk about her winding career, unorthodox family,…
105 - Jerrika Hinton
Aug 20, 2018 • 81 min
This week, Jerrika Hinton stopped by to talk about growing up in Texas, actors supporting themselves through “parallel careers”, when she felt she had made it as an actor, her experience on Grey’s Anatomy, and the next steps in both her career and her…
104 - Sheila Vand
Aug 5, 2018 • 70 min
Sheila Vand joined us this week to talk about her California childhood(1:57), how she got her start as a performer(6:46), her continued growth as a person in the world (15:59), her relationship with “acting” in Hollywood (25:27), her experience working…
103 - Lauren Miller Rogen
Jul 30, 2018 • 64 min
For the past 15 years Lauren Miller Rogen has had one dream: to write and direct a movie. With Like Father out this Friday (August 5th) on Netflix, she’s done it. We run through her journey from Lakeland, Florida to Los Angeles, and her many creative…
102 - Alan Alda
Jul 22, 2018 • 55 min
Alan Alda ladies and gentleman. We talk M*A*S*H, joke thievery, his childhood in Burlesque, his ongoing battle with face blindness (that’s not a joke), and how a brush with death gave him a new lease on life. His latest project is a podcast of his own,…
101 - Rob Reiner
Jul 15, 2018 • 66 min
Legendary writer/director/actor Rob Reiner joins us on the show this week. You remember his American staples: This is Spinal Tap, Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, A Few Good Men. Then there’s his performance as “Meathead”…
100 - Dad
Jul 2, 2018 • 92 min
For our special 100th episode, Sam’s Dad reluctantly comes on the show.
99 - John Cho
Jun 24, 2018 • 71 min
John Cho’s career has undergone several transformations in the past two decades, each of them more interesting and impressive than the last. John appeared in several roles in smaller films before breaking through in the 2004 stoner comedy Harold & Kumar…
98 - Chas Allen (Real-life subject of “American Animals”)
Jun 17, 2018 • 83 min
Six years out of prison, Chas Allen joins the show to talk about the time him and his three college friends attempted to steal 12 million dollars worth of rare artwork from their campus library.(Yes, this really happened.)Since then, the incident - later…
97 - Dawn Porter
Jun 10, 2018 • 49 min
Lawyer-turned-documentarian Dawn Porter has a lot on her mind. From the cultural and professional impact of the #MeToo movement, to her late father’s habit of handing her cameras starting at the age of three, to her most recent documentary subject—the…
96 - Touré
Jun 4, 2018 • 79 min
Two interviewers walk into a podcast recording session, and this unmissable episode is the result. Easily the most meta outing in Talk Easy history, this conversation between Sam and writer and cultural critic Touré is better heard than read about, but…
95 - Nina Collins
May 22, 2018 • 63 min
Sam’s car was broken into and his laptop was stolen… so here we are, two days late. This week on the show is Nina Lorez Collins, who is most recently the author “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?”. She also talks about a memoir she’s writing on her late…
94 - Gillian Jacobs
May 14, 2018 • 50 min
Episode 94 - Gillian Jacobs by Sam Fragoso
93 - Laia Costa
May 6, 2018 • 51 min
This week, Sam sits down with Spanish actress Laia Costa, star of several indie films including the tech-based love story Newness and Victoria, which earned her a BAFTA nomination. Laia has four movies coming out this year, and can currently be seen in…
92 - Julie Dash
Apr 30, 2018 • 64 min
This week iconic filmmaker Julie Dash joins Sam from Ebertfest! The pioneering director entered the public consciousness in 1991, when her debut film - “Daughters of the Dust” - became the first feature by an African-American woman to receive a…
91 - Kogonada
Apr 22, 2018 • 64 min
Profound and formally audacious, Kogonada’s feature debut Columbus captured the eyes and hearts of countless indie film fans upon its premiere last year. The former video essayist’s story of life, death, and architecture in Indiana immediately drew…
90 - Chloé Zhao
Apr 16, 2018 • 58 min
After making the rounds on the festival circuit for nearly a year, director Chloé Zhao’s sophomore feature, The Rider, is finally in theaters. Shot on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the film follows a cowboy who, after a serious injury, is…
89 - The Lost Episode
Apr 9, 2018 • 58 min
So look: I lost an interview. This doesn’t normally happen. In fact, in my nine years of recording conversations…it never has. The talk in question with the wonderful Heather Christian, a musician and composer based out of New York. But it’s vanished. So…
88 - Michael Imperioli
Apr 3, 2018 • 57 min
According to Michael Imperioli, acting is all about showing up prepared and positive. Lucky for us, that’s something he’s been doing on-screen for close to thirty years. Raised in New York by supportive, hardworking parents who also doubled as local…
87 - Jay Duplass
Mar 25, 2018 • 54 min
Jay Duplass is a busy guy. Often alongside his younger brother Mark, Jay has left his distinct signature on dozens of projects over the past two decades, proving through his prolific yet singular work that the indie film spirit is still alive and well in…
86 - Josh Radnor
Mar 19, 2018 • 78 min
Unless you’ve lived without a TV for the past decade or so, you probably recognize Josh Radnor. The actor—who is also a skilled writer, director, and musician—has been immortalized in the eyes of the public as Ted Mosby, the goofy and hyper-romantic…
85 - Alia Shawkat
Mar 12, 2018 • 92 min
Talk Easy returns! Actress Alia Shawkat is on the show this week. We talk growing up on the television, the success of Search Party, and how the #MeToo movement is getting increasingly complex. http://talkeasypod.com/
A Talk Easy Holiday Special
Dec 24, 2017 • 85 min
With the year coming to a close, Sam (literally) calls on past guests of the show to deliver some hope. Including: Janicza Bravo talking Kahlil Joseph’s Shadow Play at the New Museum; Jon Daly wishing to be friends with the Obamas; Lena Waithe getting…
83 - Sean Baker
Dec 18, 2017 • 74 min
Sean Baker is a writer/director known primarily for the Prince of Broadway, Tangerine, and, most recently, The Florida Project. In this week’s episode, Sam and Sean dive into his upbringing in New Jersey, the difficulty of making movies on a low-budget,…
82 - Lois Smith
Dec 11, 2017 • 64 min
The inimitable Lois Smith has lived a full and exciting life, beginning in Kansas in 1930 and leading her to where she is today, acting in films like Marjorie Prime and Lady Bird at the age of 87. Lois studied theater at the University of Washington, got…
81 - Paul F. Tompkins
Dec 5, 2017 • 66 min
This week, Sam sits down with comedian, actor, and TV writer Paul F. Tompkins. Paul is a longtime standup comic who has appeared in everything from Mr. Show with Bob and David to two Paul Thomas Anderson films—more on both of those in the episode. Besides…
80 - Rory Scovel
Nov 19, 2017 • 66 min
Rory Scovel has been on the stand-up scene for more than ten years, from his early days spent doubling as a “desktop support specialist” in Washington D.C., to this year’s Netflix special, Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time. When he’s not on an…
79 - Joachim Trier
Nov 13, 2017 • 46 min
Joachim Trier is a Norweigan filmmaker who has so far directed four feature films, including the English language family drama Louder than Bombs and his newest project, Thelma, an intense thriller that was selected to represent Norway in this year’s…
78 - Noël Wells
Nov 6, 2017 • 48 min
Early this year, Sam and actress Noël Wells recorded an episode of Talk Easy at Sundance. Days after the presidential inauguration and in the midst of festival chaos, it was a strange time for both of them, but the resulting conversation was…
77 - Miguel Arteta
Oct 31, 2017 • 76 min
Since the late ’90s, director Miguel Arteta has worked in film and television to bring us multilayered comedic movies like Chuck & Buck and Youth in Revolt, as well as episodes of acclaimed shows like Six Feet Under, Freaks & Geeks, and Enlightened. This…
76 - Shea Serrano
Oct 25, 2017 • 63 min
His whole adult life, Shea Serrano’s worked hard. Not just at one thing, but at everything he’s done, from chronic pool-playing and highly-calculated games of Texas hold ‘em in college, to teaching middle school for eight years at an underserved school in…
75 - Jen Yamato
Oct 16, 2017 • 68 min
Jen Yamato is an internet-era journalist working at one of the last print news institutions in America, The LA Times. That in itself is interesting, but it’s only the latest step in a career that’s also included time spent working at Rotten Tomatoes,…
74 - Jon Daly
Oct 9, 2017 • 76 min
This week, Sam sits down with friend, comedian, and writer Jon Daly. Along with appearing as a regular at the improv institution Upright Citizens Brigade, Jon’s taken on comedic roles in dozens of shows and movies over the past fifteen years. Jon’s had…
73 - Willem Dafoe
Oct 2, 2017 • 45 min
For over thirty years, Willem Dafoe has been putting in hard work on stage and screen, and it’s paid off. Starting in 1980 with Heaven’s Gate, a movie that he was mostly cut from during editing, he went on to take memorable roles in a wide range of films…
72 - Erica Chidi Cohen
Sep 25, 2017 • 54 min
This week, CEO, author, and nationally recognized doula Erica Chidi Cohen joins Sam on the show. Erica is known for taking a whole-self, support-based approach to pregnancy and parenting, first through her solo doula practice and soon through her upcoming…
71 - Giancarlo Esposito
Sep 19, 2017 • 76 min
Giancarlo Esposito started performing at age 8. Now nearing 60, the signature character actor is reflecting on a lifetime of work. From his collaborations with Spike Lee (“School Daze”, “Do the Right Thing”) to playing the terrifying Gustavo “Gus” Fring…
70 - Heather Havrilesky
Sep 12, 2017 • 81 min
Heather Havrilesky is the author of “How to Be a Person in the World”, a collection of essays from her hit Ask Polly column in New York Magazine. In her writing, Heather has an ability to hear and see people in a way that feels selfless and genuine. In…
69 - Norman Lear
Aug 28, 2017 • 56 min
TV titan Norman Lear joins Sam on the show this week. The 95-year-old is chiefly responsible for changing television. His shows—All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Good Times—were unlike anything that came before them. Political, combative, funny.…
68 - Fred Melamed
Aug 21, 2017 • 69 min
For over thirty years, Fred Melamed has been a true Character Actor. He’s starred in seven Woody Allen movies, played Sy Ableman in the Coen Brothers’ “A Serious Man”, and has made appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, House of Lies. He’s most…
67 - Amber Navran
Aug 14, 2017 • 62 min
Amber Navran is the lead vocalist of “Moonchild”, a neo-soul group out of Los Angeles. With their third record out in stores, Amber came on the show to discuss her musical influences, performing with Stevie Wonder, and what it looks like to be a working…
66 - Rostam Batmanglij
Aug 6, 2017 • 61 min
Rostam Batmanglij was first introduced to us through his band Vampire Weekend. The music was infectious and seemed to be the soundtrack of every New England college campus for the many following years. Rostam was the producer for the band—the person…
65 - Doreen St. Félix
Jul 30, 2017 • 53 min
Doreen St. Félix is only 25 but she has made a name for herself in the New York media scene. After graduating from Brown she started her career at “Lenny Letter”, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s digital, feminist publication. While doing this, she was also…
64 - Robert Downey Sr.
Jul 23, 2017 • 59 min
Robert Downey Sr. (also known as “The Prince”) is known for giving a candid response. Throughout all of the films he has directed he has never been afraid to poke fun at the establishment—little is off limits. This is not to say that he isn’t a thoughtful…
63 - Jelani Cobb
Jul 17, 2017 • 92 min
Jelani Cobb has a clarity about his life and what he intends to do with it—combine journalism and history. Known for his writing on America and its relationship to race, Jelani’s work is crucial to understanding America in its past and present self.…
62 - Jenny Slate
Jul 10, 2017 • 66 min
Jenny Slate exudes honesty and feeling, her deep self knowledge is captivating. And this honesty comes through in the work that she does. Whether it’s a film about a unexpected pregnancy or feeling stable in a stagnant relationship, the characters she…
61 - A.O. Scott
Jul 2, 2017 • 72 min
A.O. Scott—also known by his nickname, Tony—is one of the two chief film critics for New York Times. However, he is also a journalist, author, and former television show host. In this interview he and Sam begin with the controversial NYT “The 25 Best…
60 - Malcolm Gladwell
Jun 25, 2017 • 70 min
Malcolm Gladwell is a writer best known for his books Blink, The Tipping Point, and David and Goliath. While what he writes about can at points stir up controversy for oversimplification and grandiosity, Gladwell has an infectious curiosity about our…
59 - Patricia Lockwood
Jun 18, 2017 • 59 min
Patricia Lockwood is a fearless writer and poet. In 2013 she gained popular attention with her piece in The Awl entitled “The Rape Joke.” Since then she has established a name for herself, especially through her Twitter. However, she does not restrict…
58 - Lena Waithe
Jun 11, 2017 • 74 min
Lena Waithe has been making waves in Hollywood since she arrived in 2006 from Chicago — you just didn’t know it. Although a writer at heart, Waithe has also learned how to do just about everything else in this industry. She produced Dear White People (the…
57 - Sudan Archives (Stones Throw Series)
May 31, 2017 • 58 min
For the last week of Talk Easy’s spotlight on Stone’s Throw Records, Sam sits down with up-and-coming musician Sudan Archives, whose real name is Brittany Parks. 22-year-old Sudan is a largely self-made artist who discovered a passion for instrumental…
56 - Mild High Club (Stones Throw Series)
May 23, 2017 • 58 min
In a continuation of the May series spotlighting Stones Throw Records, Sam sits down this week with Alexander Brettin, also known as Mild High Club. With two albums under his belt, 2015’s Timeline and last year’s Skiptracing, Alex has become skilled at…
55 - J Rocc (Stones Throw Series)
May 16, 2017 • 73 min
This week, Sam continues the May spotlight on Stones Throw Records by sitting down with DJ J Rocc. J Rocc is the founding member of the The World Famous Beat Junkies, an influential west coast DJ crew formed in the early ‘90s. Rocc was one of the first to…
54 - Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw Series)
May 9, 2017 • 76 min
This week Sam sits down with DJ and music producer Chris Manak, also known as Peanut Butter Wolf. Chris has been active in the music industry since the late ’80s, and founded the LA-based independent record label @StonesThrow Records in 1996. For over 20…
53 - Corinne Bailey Rae
May 3, 2017 • 72 min
This week Sam sits down with singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae. Many will remember Corinne from her 2006 break-out hit “Put Your Records On” which earned her three Grammy nominations. Both in her lyrics and conversation, the way in which Corinne…
52 - Martin Starr
Apr 26, 2017 • 69 min
This week Sam sits down with actor Martin Starr. Starr got an early start to acting with his role as Bill Haverchuck on the cult-classic, Freaks and Geeks. After this he went on to star in Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and Superbad, and can now be seen on the…
51 - Anna Sale
Apr 18, 2017 • 61 min
This week Sam sits down with fellow podcaster, Anna Sale. Anna is the host of the superb podcast Death, Sex & Money which, in her words, is a show about, “things we think about a lot and need to talk about more.” In this spirit, she and Sam talk about her…
50 - Mom
Apr 11, 2017 • 76 min
To celebrate the fiftieth episode of Talk Easy we decided to do something a little different, which ended up being Sam sitting down with his mother for an interview. This episode is not only special for how far the show has come, but the glimpse it gives…
49 - James Gray
Apr 4, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode Sam sits down with director James Gray, and they dive deep into all aspects of the film industry. They start with the difficulty financing films (5:00). Then, they move onto how directing a movie is an inherent narcissistic endeavor…
48 - Andy Daly
Mar 28, 2017 • 78 min
This week Sam sits down with comedian Andy Daly. Best known for his critically acclaimed show “Review,” Andy’s work is centered around a dark portrayal of earnestness. There is a disconnect between this darkness and Andy himself, however—outside of his…
47 - Alice Lowe
Mar 22, 2017 • 64 min
This week Sam sits down with director and actor, Alice Lowe. Known for going outside of the norm, Alice does not let people stand in her way—most noticeably, this can be seen in the fact that she directed and starred in her first movie in just eleven…
Live From SXSW: Janicza Bravo
Mar 14, 2017 • 62 min
This week’s episode was recorded live at South by Southwest with emerging filmmaker, Janicza Bravo. Janicza’s work has been described as “unpredictable” and “bizarre,” however these descriptions overlook the nuances and empathy that she puts into her…
45 - Brenton Wood
Mar 7, 2017 • 67 min
This week Sam sits down with singer-songwriter Brenton Wood. Throughout most of is career, Wood was cheated out of the money and rights to the songs he wrote. In this interview, he and Sam talk about this and how he’s been able to remain happy throughout…
44 - Philip Baker Hall
Mar 1, 2017 • 93 min
This week Sam sits down with renowned actor, Philip Baker Hall. Best known for his work with director Paul Thomas Anderson, Hall is a captivating presence on and off the screen. Sam and Philip talked for a long time and got into detail on so much of…
43 - Andrea Silenzi
Feb 21, 2017 • 75 min
This week Sam sits down with fellow podcaster, Andrea Silenzi. She is the host of the electrifying Panoply show “Why Oh Why,” which explores the intricate worlds of love, relationships, and feminism. She and Sam delve into all of these topics in this…
42 - Roger Ross Williams
Feb 14, 2017 • 50 min
This week Sam sits down with director Roger Ross Williams. Williams started out by directing and producing for networks such as NBC, ABC, and CNN, then moved on to directing his own films. As you will hear in the show, Williams rejects settling in one’s…
41 - Andy Greenwald
Feb 7, 2017 • 83 min
This week Sam sits down with cult-critic Andy Greenwald. Andy is best known for his writing at Grantland—however he has done a plethora of work outside of this, including his writing for Spin and being a published author. In this interview, Sam and Andy…
40 - Kate Berlant
Jan 31, 2017 • 60 min
This week Sam sits down with stand-up comedian, actress, and writer Kate Berlant. The New York Times profiled her as a “magnetic improvisational comic” and this could not be more true. Kate and Sam discuss art’s place in the world of Trump, her upbringing…
39 - Noël Wells
Jan 25, 2017 • 41 min
This week Sam sits down with actress, director, and writer Noël Wells—who is best known for her character Rachel on the hit Netflix show, Master of None—at the Sundance Film Festival. Wonderfully forthcoming, Wells tells Sam a number of honest opinions,…
38 - Brett Gelman
Jan 18, 2017 • 77 min
We’re back! This week, Sam sits down with comedian Brett Gelman. You probably recognize him from films such as The Other Guys and 30 Minutes or Less and television shows like Man Seeking Woman, Another Period, and Fleabag. Back on screen in Lemon, which…
Bonus Christmas Special 2016!
Dec 25, 2016 • 94 min
Merry Christmas, everybody! We’re closing out 2016 with a very special bonus episode of Talk Easy looking back on the year that was in cultural, politics, and art. To help us work it all out, we’ve invited back some of our favourite guests from Talk Easy…
37 - Reggie Watts
Dec 14, 2016 • 65 min
On this week’s show, comedian Reggie Watts joins Sam to talk about finding comedy and music in improvisation, keeping those creative juices flowing, and finding the space to be creative at all. Plus, Reggie shares his thoughts on racism in America today,…
36 - Jay Caspian Kang
Dec 6, 2016 • 65 min
This week on Talk Easy, journalist Jay Caspian King joins the show to talk about his career writing and editing at noteworthy publications like Grantland, The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, and Vice. Sam and Jay also discuss his 2010 article about…
35 - Matt Zoller Seitz
Nov 29, 2016 • 63 min
This week on Talk Easy, NY Magazine TV critic and RogerEbert.com EIC Matt Zoller Seitz joins Sam to talk about the state of film criticism. They also discuss director Oliver Stone, whose the subject of Seitz latest book The Oliver Stone Experience, a…
34 - Mackenzie Davis
Nov 22, 2016 • 53 min
This week on Talk Easy, emerging actress Mackenzie Davis (“Halt and Catch Fire”) joins Sam to talk about…well, yeah, the election. At least for a little bit. After working through some grief and trying to find a way forward, they discuss Mackenzie’s work…
33 - Zoe Kazan
Nov 15, 2016 • 73 min
On this week’s show, actress Zoe Kazan joins Sam for a conversation about growing up with screenwriter parents, going off to be an actress, finding the right therapist, the stress of making the film ‘Ruby Sparks’ with her boyfriend, the pain of being…
32 - Max Linsky
Nov 1, 2016 • 54 min
On this week’s show, our guest is one of the inspirations for this very podcast. Max Linsky, co-host of the ‘Longform’ podcast, which features excellent in-depth interviews with many of the best journalists in the field. Max is also the co-founder of…
31 - Zazie Beetz
Oct 25, 2016 • 65 min
Zazie Beetz is a great rising young actress, who has recently gained rightful attention for her fantastic work in the FX series “Atlanta” and her role in Joe Swanberg’s Netflix anthology series “Easy.” Zazie sat down with Sam to talk about her unique…
30 - W. Kamau Bell Returns!
Oct 21, 2016 • 53 min
He’s back! W. Kamau Bell, the second ever guest on Talk Easy, makes his triumphant return to talk about this crazy election, the madness of Donald Trump, doing those crazy panels on CNN, and maintaining sanity through his family. But mostly the crazy…
29 - Margaret Brown
Oct 19, 2016 • 57 min
Margaret Brown is the talented documentarian behind “Never Trump,” a short doc from the New York Times, about hardcore conservatives who have come out against Donald Trump. In a wide-ranging conversation, Sam and Margaret touch on everything from the…
28 - Kelly Reichardt
Oct 11, 2016 • 60 min
This week on the show, “Certain Women” director Kelly Reichardt joins Sam for a conversation about her unique and beautiful filmmaking, the loneliness of directing, the subtle sentimentality at the heart of her work, and talking to the neighbor’s cat. All…
27 - Mndsgn
Oct 4, 2016 • 55 min
This week on Talk Easy, Sam talks with hip hop artist/musician/producer extraordinaire, Ringgo Ancheta, aka @Mndsgn. In their conversation, Mndsgn shares how he landed on his distinct musical style, the elusive story behind his own origin, and the role of…
26 - Esperanza Spalding
Sep 27, 2016 • 73 min
Multi-hyphenate jazz star Esperanza Spalding stops by Talk Easy to talk about her career, being an inconsistent person, developing that into creative energy, and the artistic value of being attentive to others. See Esperanza Spalding on tour:…
25 - Steve James
Sep 20, 2016 • 53 min
Legendary documentary filmmaker Steve James joins the show to talk with Sam about his extraordinary career, his masterpiece “Hoop Dreams,” his film about the late Roger Ebert, his new film, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” as well as his intimate approach…
24 - Michael Phillips
Sep 13, 2016 • 35 min
This week on a special TIFF 2016 edition of Talk Easy, Sam sits down with Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips at the Toronto International Film Festival to trade friendly barbs over sushi while talking about Michael’s long career in criticism,…
23 - Lauren Lapkus
Sep 7, 2016 • 61 min
This week’s guest, comedian Lauren Lapkus is known to most people from her roles in ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘Jurassic World’, but she made her name as an outstanding impressionist and improviser, gaining attention on ‘Comedy Bang Bang’ and her own…
22 - Ben Schwartz
Aug 30, 2016 • 61 min
Think of any great comedy project in the last decade and Ben Schwartz probably had something to do with it. Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation, Clyde on House of Lies, Rutabaga Rabitowitz on BoJack Horseman. He was even a voice consultant for BB-8 in…
21 - Melanie Lynskey
Aug 23, 2016 • 59 min
On this week’s show, Sam is joined by the great and talented actress Melanie Lynskey. Hailing from New Zealand, Lynskey got her start at 15 in Peter Jackson’s ‘Heavenly Creatures’, co-starring a young Kate Winslet. She has since gone on to play roles on…
20 - Charlene deGuzman
Aug 16, 2016 • 48 min
Charlene deGuzman made waves on the internet three years when her short film, “I Forgot My Phone,” which she wrote and starred in, went viral. Now she’s back with a new, much bigger project, trying to fund her first feature film “Unlovable,” on…
19 - Ira Sachs
Aug 9, 2016 • 47 min
Ira Sachs is the acclaimed director of films like ‘Love is Strange’ and ‘Keep the Lights On’. Now he’s back with the beautiful film, ‘Little Men’, inspired in part by his own youth. Ira sat down with Sam to talk about ‘Little Men’, his own upbringing in…
18 - Kate Micucci
Aug 2, 2016 • 50 min
You probably know Kate Micucci from somewhere, whether it was her role in ‘Scrubs,’ or ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ or ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ or ‘When in Rome,’ or ‘Rules of Engagement,’ or countless other TV series and indie films she’s appeared in. Of…
17 - Alan Arkin
Jul 26, 2016 • 54 min
Alan Arkin has been acting in movies since the 1960s, delivering decades worth of great and memorable performances, including indelible turns in ‘The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming’, ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’, ‘The In-Laws’, and ‘Little Miss…
16 - Donnie Trumpet
Jul 19, 2016 • 56 min
Nico Segal, aka @DonnieTrumpet, is a musician out of Chicago whose work with Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa has gained him notoriety in the worlds of hip-hop and jazz. His most recent album, 2015’s ‘Surf’—an album made in collaboration with a collective…
15 - Eric André
Jul 13, 2016 • 38 min
Eric André is the host of the bizarre, surreal, insane ‘The Eric André Show’ on Adult Swim. His style of comedy can be described as erratic, insane, surreal, and, of course, utterly hilarious. André also stars in the series, ‘Man Seeking Woman,’ and was…
14 - Alex Gibney
Jul 5, 2016 • 49 min
Alex Gibney is one of the most successful and prolific documentary filmmakers in the business. His films have covered controversial figures like Elliott Spitzer and Lance Armstrong, and topics as intense as corporate malfeasance, the Church of…
13 - Alissa Wilkinson
Jun 28, 2016 • 61 min
Alissa Wilkinson, chief film critic at Christianity Today, joins Sam to talk about growing up Evangelical, being homeschooled, moving to “godless” New York and working as a film critic with a distinctly moral bent. She also discusses her new book,…
Bonus Episode - Robert Forster
Jun 24, 2016 • 25 min
In this special Bonus Episode of Talk Easy, we bring you more of Sam’s conversation with Robert Forster, who shares some additional items from his Menu of life stories and lessons. Tales of Marlon Brando, the JFK assassination, the Ringling Brothers…
12 - Robert Forster
Jun 21, 2016 • 69 min
Legendary Oscar-nominated actor Robert Forster invited Sam to his favourite breakfast spot for a wide ranging chat about his life and career. Back to his early days growing up in freezing cold Rochester, getting his first role on a John Huston film…
11 - Amy Nicholson
Jun 14, 2016 • 80 min
Sam sits down with Amy Nicholson, the new Chief Film Critic for MTV News, to talk about her experiences growing up in San Antonio, her college life, the nightmare August that set her on the path toward film criticism , her book about Tom Cruise, and…
10 - Sherman Alexie
Jun 7, 2016 • 58 min
Author, poet, filmmaker Sherman Alexie has been an articulate, outspoken artistic voice in the Native American community for over 20 years. His collections of poetry and novels have received wide acclaim, including a 2007 National Book Award for his young…
9 - Spencer Haywood
May 31, 2016 • 61 min
NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood, featured in the new documentary “Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story,” joins Sam to talk about his amazing career in basketball, fighting against the system and paying the cost, the weight of addiction, and living to…
8 - Mac DeMarco
May 24, 2016 • 57 min
Canadian-born indie musician Mac DeMarco joins Sam to discuss going to school in Montreal, touring with his band, his happy relationship, fans show up at his house in the middle of the night, and even some thoughts on Donald Trump! Music by Vanilla…
7 - The Ross Brothers
May 17, 2016 • 60 min
The Ross Brothers, Bill and Turner, have made a name for themselves in the film scene, putting together documentaries with the quality of atmosphere, composition, experimentation, and editing usually reserved for fiction films. The brothers joined Sam,…
6 - Lamorne Morris
May 10, 2016 • 64 min
This week, Lamorne Morris, actor, comedian and star of ‘New Girl’, sits down to talk about everything from his early start at Second City and hosting a show on BET, to his dating life as a successful actor in Los Angeles. Morris also shares the story of…
5 - Wesley Morris
May 3, 2016 • 66 min
Wesley Morris, fresh from delivering a keynote address at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and only a few months into his new job as Critic-at-Large at The New York Times, sits down with Sam to discuss his work, and the task of making…
4 - David Oyelowo
Apr 26, 2016 • 38 min
Actor David Oyelowo sits down with Sam to talk about his new film ‘Five Nights in Maine’, his experience making ‘Selma’, the controversy surrounding the upcoming Nina Simone biopic, and being an “anomaly” as a black actor in Hollywood. Special thanks to…
3 - Amy Seimetz
Apr 19, 2016 • 63 min
Sam talks with writer-director-actress Amy Seimetz about her new Starz series, The Girlfriend Experience, working as a woman in Hollywood, suffering personal loss and professional success at the same time, and getting to be on the set of a Ridley Scott…
2 - W. Kamau Bell
Apr 12, 2016 • 66 min
Sam sits down with comedian W. Kamau Bell to talk about his new CNN series, “United Shades of America,” his upcoming Showtime stand-up special, being a person of color in show business, and having sex to Radiohead.
1 - Don Cheadle
Apr 7, 2016 • 26 min
Don Cheadle joins Sam to talk about his directorial debut, ‘Miles Ahead’, the music of Miles Davis, and the allure of becoming a plumber. Music provided by Vanilla. https://soundcloud.com/vanilla
0 - Announcement
Apr 5, 2016 • 1 min
Introducing a new longform interview podcast, hosted by writer Sam Fragoso.