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June 22, 2022 52 min

Julia Garner joins the show to talk about the conclusion of Ozark and her work on the Shondaland series, Inventing Anna. 

Garner details her visit with Anna Delvey at the Albion Correctional Facility, picks her favorite look from the series, and explains the challenges of filming Inventing Anna and the final season of Ozark simultaneously. 

Later on, Garner breaks down a few key scenes from the final season of Ozark, recounts the mom...

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Four-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Natasha Lyonne joins the show to talk about the past, the present, and the highly-acclaimed second season of Russian Doll.

 

Natasha recounts the long road that led her and Amy Poehler to create the wonderfully off-kilter world of Nadia Vulvokov, shares what made her fall in love with directing, and describes the new challenges season 2 presents its protagonists from both a writing and acting p...

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June 8, 2022 51 min

Netflix Queue's resident Ozark expert Bill Keith joins Krista once again to discuss the series finale! The pair share their thoughts on  Laura Linney's directorial debut, break down a few shocking scenes, and deliberate over what an Ozark spinoff might look like. 


 

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June 1, 2022 29 min

Margaret Qualley joins the show to talk about her role in Maid, the Netflix limited series inspired by Stephanie Land's New York Times best-selling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Margaret plays Alex, a young mother struggling to overcome poverty and homelessness after escaping from an abusive relationship.

 

In this interview, Qualley shares what made her the most nervous going into the series, ...

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May 25, 2022 49 min

In anticipation of Stranger Things returning to Netflix, Matt and Ross Duffer join the show to provide insight into the series and give listeners a first look at season 4! 
 

The duo share their unique introduction to filmmaking (a fascination that began in kindergarten after seeing Tim Burton's Batman), get to the bottom of what makes their partnership so effective, and walk us through how the Stranger Things  universe has devel...

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May 18, 2022 37 min

Michelle Dockery joins the podcast to talk about her role as Kate Woodcroft in the six-part series Anatomy of a Scandal.

 

Dockery explains how she prepared to play a barrister, details getting to work with co-star Sienna Miller, and breaks down a few of her favorite scenes from the series.  

 

She also reflects on the surreal experience of gaining international fame as Downton Abbey's  Lady Maryshares details on her and Michael ...

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May 11, 2022 31 min

In celebration of the groundbreaking series Grace and Frankie coming to a close, we're bringing together two conversations with the incredible women behind its success -- stars Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin and creator Marta Kauffman. Fonda, Tomlin, and Kauffman reflect on their final day of shooting, Dolly Parton's guest appearance, what they've learned from each other over the past seven years, and the current state of...

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May 3, 2022 41 min

Lead actor, director, and producer Jason Bateman and showrunner Chris Mundy join the podcast to discuss the grand finale of Ozark! There will be spoilers, so be sure to catch up on the final season before proceeding any further.

 

Bateman and Mundy detail the difficult writers' room conversations that lead to the fate of our favorite characters, provide their reasoning behind the finale's most surprising twists and turns, and...

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April 27, 2022 40 min

Journalist, author, and influencer's influencer Derek Blasberg joins the show to chat with Krista about life, fashion, and the Shondaland series, Inventing Anna. 

 

Blasberg (who made his way into the NYC fashion and celebrity worlds around the time that the real-life Anna Delvey was busy conning the city’s elite), shares his close encounters with the savvy swindler, talks about the show's iconic locations, and discusses its ...

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April 20, 2022 32 min

Sienna Miller joins the show to talk about her performance as Sophie Whitehouse in the six-part series, Anatomy Of A Scandal. Miller discusses why she was drawn to the project, touches on working with co-star Michelle Dockery, and describes the effects of working with a script that triggered memories from her own past experiences.

 

Miller also reflects on what it was like to head off to boarding school at 8 years-old, speaks candidl...

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April 13, 2022 1 min

Krista gives some updates on the podcast and unveils the show's new title!
 

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February 23, 2022 1 min

Krista introduces the new theme for season 4 of the show!

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February 16, 2022 28 min

Over the course of season 3, Krista discussed the subject of fear with each of her guests. In this episode, she reflects on that theme and shares the most impactful responses it elicited. 

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February 9, 2022 28 min

Jennifer Lawrence joins the show to talk about her performance in Don't Look Up, Adam McKay's new disaster comedy which has picked up four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.  

 

In this interview, Lawrence shares why she was so quick to jump on board the film, how Adam McKay tricked her into improving on set, and what it was like to work with Leonardo DiCaprio and Timothée Chalamet.

 

Lawrence also describes how prepari...

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February 4, 2022 48 min

Present Company is hosting the 6th and final episode of Don't Look Up writer/director Adam McKay's podcast, The Last Movie Ever Made! The series details what happened when a cast and crew came together to make a disaster comedy, while living through a series of very uncomedic disasters.

 

In this episode, Jennifer Lawrence worries about how to film her mid-pandemic make out scene with Timothée Chalamet, Leonardo DiCaprio help...

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January 26, 2022 32 min

Jesse Plemons joins the show to talk about his performance as George Burbank in Jane Campion's much anticipated new film, The Power Of The Dog. Set in 1920's Montana, the film follows rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his brother George. When George brings home his new wife Rose (Kirsten Dunst) and her son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil responds to the pair with mocking cruelty, until the unexpected happens.

 

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January 19, 2022 61 min

In anticipation of Ozark's return to Netflix, Krista checks in with Netflix Queue's resident Ozark expert, Bill Keith, who catches us up on everything we need to know before tuning into season 4 (part 1) this Friday.

 

Later on, Krista  takes a look back at her previous Ozark conversations with Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, and Tom Pelphrey.

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January 12, 2022 38 min

Benedict Cumberbatch joins the show to talk about his performance as Phil Burbank in Jane Campion's much anticipated film, The Power Of The Dog. Set in 1920's Montana, the film follows rancher Phil and his brother George (Jesse Plemons). When George brings home his new wife Rose (Kirsten Dunst) and her son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil responds to the pair with mocking cruelty, until the unexpected happens. 

In this intervi...

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Welcome to the the 3rd and final episode of the Present Company mini-series,More Like This. Today, we're at the London Hotel in Los Angeles, where we'll hear from Maggie Gyllenhaal on her feature directorial debut, The Lost Daughter. This conversation will be led by actress and filmmaker Olivia Wilde, who made her own directorial debut back in 2019 with the beloved coming-of-age comedy, Booksmart.


 

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Welcome to the 2nd episode of the Present Company mini-series, More Like This. Today, we’re at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City, about to hear from Lin-Manuel Miranda on his directorial debut, Tick, Tick...Boom. This conversation will be led by film and theater director, producer, and choreographer Rob Marshall, who has captured our hearts over the years with films such as Annie, Chicago, and Memories of a Geisha.
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