Inventing Anna: The Official Podcast

Inventing Anna: The Official Podcast

This companion podcast delves deeper into the making of the hit Shondaland series Inventing Anna on Netflix, the story of infamous con artist Anna Sorokin (A.K.A. Anna Delvey). Hosted by Stacey Wilson Hunt, each episode features conversations with guests including creator Shonda Rhimes, journalist Jessica Pressler, cast, and the real-life people who inspired this iconic saga. To catch up before you listen, make sure you binge Inventing Anna the series on Netflix now!

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May 11, 2022 54 min

For the last episode of the podcast, Stacey discusses Anna’s trial with her real life defense attorney, Todd Spodek. She also meets with Matt Byrne, who wrote the series finale, and who attended Anna’s trial as a representative from Shondaland and Netflix. 

Anna’s defense attorney, Todd Spodek weighs in on the portrayal of his complex and ever evolving relationship with Anna, and on what the case meant to him personally. Anna was a...

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Actor and podcaster Katie Lowes shares her unique casting experience and who she modeled the Rachel DeLoache Williams character off of. Katie tells behind the scenes stories from their time filming in Morocco, and the moment she believes everything changed between Rachel and Anna… it’s probably not what you’d expect. Stacey and Katie also discuss what it would be like owing tens of thousands of dollars, an experience with which Kat...

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April 27, 2022 26 min

This week Stacey talks fashion, character arcs, and process with critically acclaimed costume designer, Lyn Paolo. 

Much of Anna’s mystique comes from her ability to shapeshift, an ability intimately tied to her apparel. Lyn was in charge of recreating all of Anna’s many outfits for the screen. From baby-doll dress to business-chic to trial style, Lyn traces the evolution of Anna’s looks, and explains the unique challenges behind r...

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April 20, 2022 39 min

Stacey hangs out in Scriberia with Anna Deveare Smith (Maud), Jeff Perry (Lou), and Terry Kinney (Barry). 

These three legends of the theater world share about their experience working together on screen for the first time, an experience Anna compares to a jazz trio improvising. They certainly have amazing chemistry and have been warmly received by fans, many of whom claim Scriberia as their favorite part of the show.

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April 13, 2022 45 min

Anna’s former trainer and life coach Kacy Duke divulges what was really behind her hesitation to be in Jessica Pressler’s article, which episode was hardest to watch, and what her entanglement with Anna inspired in her own work as a life coach. She gives the scoop on what the Morocco trip and Anna’s intervention were really like and how her lived experience compares to the show. Expect lots of laughs as Kacy lives up to her “efferv...

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April 6, 2022 35 min

On this week’s episode, Laverne shares how she stepped into the (tennis) shoes of Anna Delvey’s trainer and life coach, Kacy Duke. Laverne has all kinds of fun stories to tell about how she prepared for the role, like how she had to digitize Kacy’s old fitness workout VHS tapes, and her four hour lunch with Kacy in New York. During that lunch, Kacy told Laverne her entire life story and Laverne found out that they actually have a s...

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March 30, 2022 42 min

This episode features a conversation with the real Neff Davis, the hotel concierge who befriended Anna Delvey.  

Neff was loyal to Anna throughout the turmoil of her arrest and trial, going so far as to create an Instagram account for Anna’s “trial style.” In this interview, she shares what her thought process was behind creating that account, what it’s been like being a part of the Shondaland production, and so much more. 

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Creator Shonda Rhimes and journalist Jessica Pressler chat about their collaboration and deep investment in Anna’s story. Jessica shares her perspective on Shonda’s adaptation and the depiction of the fictionalized version of herself as “Vivian Kent.” They both recount memorable moments of discovery and how each connects to key story points in the show.

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March 16, 2022 41 min

Alexis Floyd shares the unique bond and parallels she shared with the real-life Neff, the kind of sisterhood displayed between Neff and Anna on screen, and the importance of being an archaeologist when you are listening to the story of others. She and Stacey dig into specific scenes, especially from episode 5 (Neff’s episode), and offer unique takes on the role of race and class in the series. 

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March 9, 2022 32 min

Series star and Emmy-nominee Anna Chlumsky chats about what attracted her to this story, embodying journalist “Vivian Kent,” and her character’s evolution through the series. 

Stacy and Anna break down key moments from the show and Anna shares why she’s always admired and been intimidated by the profession of journalism. Anna offers some powerful takeaways from the series from the perspective of her character, Vivian.  

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Creator and Showrunner Shonda Rhimes shares her approach and process adapting a true story into a limited series in real time. The powerhouse executive producer dives into how she constructed Anna Sorokin’s (AKA Anna Delvey’s) character, what inspired her decision to anchor the show from a journalist’s perspective, and why scenes with Vivian’s band of misfits in Scriberia were some of her favorites.

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Premiering March 2nd, this companion podcast delves deeper into the making of the hit Shondaland series Inventing Anna on Netflix. Hosted by Stacey Wilson Hunt, each episode features conversations with guests including creator Shonda Rhimes, journalist Jessica Pressler, cast, and the real-life people who inspired this iconic saga. 

 

To catch up before you listen, make sure you binge Inventing Anna the series on Netflix now!

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