We Disrupt This Broadcast

We Disrupt This Broadcast

Who are the risk takers that help reinvent and reimagine the kinds of stories we see on TV? And how do they disrupt what we’ve come to expect on our screens and in our culture? We Disrupt This Broadcast, the new podcast from The Peabody Awards and Center for Media & Social Impact, wants to answer these very questions. Produced and distributed in partnership with award-winning audio production group PRX and hosted by comedian Gabe González, We Disrupt This Broadcast explores how the minds behind critically-acclaimed TV shows are re-imagining the world and tackling the big issues that move us forward. From intimate interviews with award-winning TV creatives to real talk with experts and social movement leaders, join us as we explore the inner workings and cultural relevance of the shows that are changing all the rules and shaping our future. Listen to We Disrupt This Broadcast - premiering April 11th and dropping on the second Thursday of every month. Available wherever you get your podcasts.


May 9, 2024 31 mins

In this episode, we ask the question, “Can faith help us find our place in an increasingly broken world?” Comedian and host Gabe González connects with Ramy Youssef over how he’s used his career in stand-up comedy to push boundaries around taboo subjects like religion and as a catalyst for his show Ramy. They dig into Ramy’s three-dimensional portrayal of an Egyptian, Muslim-American family in all their flaws and the way f...

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In this episode, comedian Joyelle Nicole Johnson interviews writer-actor-creator Quinta Brunson about her breakout ABC series, Abbott Elementary, which explores nuanced topics like charter schools and underfunded public education in the most unexpected way – through a lighthearted workplace comedy. Abbott Elementary has built an enormous audience, earned several historic Emmys, and revitalized and revolutionized the networ...

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In the first episode of We Disrupt This Broadcast, we ask the question, what's to be gained from examining collective trauma? Host Gabe González dives deep in his extensive interview with Damon Lindelof to explore this question, which has pervaded his work for nearly twenty years, from 2004’s Lost to 2023’s Mrs. Davis. We also get into how Lindelof has worked with his fellow creatives to broaden his work beyond his persona...

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We talk to the brains behind Peabody Awards-recognized TV programs and how their shows are shaping our culture and reimagining the future.

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