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The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter...
||CleanOscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel looks back on a legendary career||And he gives us a glimpse of the future too! Deschanel is just back from shooting Disney’s new ‘Lion King’ in London. He’s now Oscar-nominated for his work on ‘Never Look Away.’ That makes his sixth nomination--his previous five were for...||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilmmaker dream hampton on making Lifetime's ‘Surviving R. Kelly’||When ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ showrunner dream hampton was conducting interviews with women who had been in the thrall of the infamous singer-songwriter, she had to choose her words. She tells us about having difficult conversations with survivors...||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlorian Henckel von Donnersmarck on ‘Never Look Away’||For his new film ‘Never Look Away,’ director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck spent weeks cozying up to German artist Gerhard Richter, whose remarkable life story inspired the movie. Richter seemed OK with the script, but then trashed the film...||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector Lee Chang-dong & actor Steven Yeun on ‘Burning’||When actor Steven Yeun, best known for AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead, was asked on a Korean talk show which filmmaker from that country he’d most like to work with, he knew his answer right away: the author-turned-director Lee Chang-dong. He...||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNadine Labaki on her Oscar-shortlisted film ‘Capernaum’||Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki cast street children as the stars of ‘Capernaum,’ her gritty tale of 12-year-old Zain, who runs away from home and ultimately sues his parents for condemning him to a life of poverty and desperation. Labaki tells...||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpike Lee and John David Washington on ‘BlacKkKlansman’||Could this be the year the Academy finally nominates Spike Lee for Best Director or Best Picture? ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is looking like a contender. The film is based on the true story of black police officer Ron Stallworth, who went undercover...||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevisiting some favorite moments from the past year||With 2018 in the history books, we’re revisiting some of our favorite moments from last year’s interviews. Stories of big breaks, trails blazed and getting back in the saddle...an actual saddle on a literal horse. We have ‘Blockers’ director...||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaweł Pawlikowski on 'Cold War,' a personal, Polish love story||Four years ago, director Paweł Pawlikowski won the best foreign language Oscar for his film 'Ida.' His new movie is 'Cold War,' a black-and-white period film based on the tumultuous marriage of his Polish parents that has him in the awards race...||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMega banter year-in-review: 2018 edition||The Mouse swallows the Fox, Netflix keeps turning into the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, but are its rivals figuring out how to cross the streams? Old tweets cause new trouble, and a king of Hollywood falls from his throne. Banter buddies Matt Belloni...||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Jackson gives WWI footage new life in 'They Shall Not Grow Old'||Peter Jackson generated whole worlds for his ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ trilogies. His latest project? A documentary that magically brings to life old footage shot on the front lines of World War One. The restoration of 100-year-old...||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKristoffer Polaha on Hallmark movies; Netflix's Lisa Nishimura||In 2015, actor Kristoffer Polaha booked what he thought would be a one-off gig in a Hallmark TV movie. Now, he’s got 5 Hallmark films under his belt. He tells us how he and the Hallmark Channel fell in love. Then, KCRW's Matt Holzman sits down...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Beat Bugs’ & ‘Motown Magic’ creator on his passionate pursuit of music rights||For his Netflix kids show ‘Beat Bugs’, Josh Wakely worked a miracle: he got the rights to use Beatles music in the series. Never afraid of going big, Wakely now has a new animated show on Netflix called ‘Motown Magic,’ which features another...||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThanksgiving leftovers from memorable guests||Sometimes our guests have so much good stuff to say that we can’t fit it all into one show. So let out your belt a notch. This week we’re bringing you delicious leftovers from Ethan Hawke, George Tillman Jr., Kathy Griffin, and Aneesh Chaganty...||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoc director Matthew Heineman on his first narrative film, 'A Private War'||In his career as a documentary filmmaker, Matthew Heineman has criss-crossed the country, followed Syrian activists in exile and embedded with vigilantes fighting Mexican drug cartels. His newest film, ‘A Private War’ is an adventure of a...||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Document: ‘Free Solo’||This week, while Kim Masters is out of town, we’re sharing an episode of the KCRW podcast, The Document. Our colleague Matt Holzman talks to married filmmaking couple Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi about why and how they made their dizzying new...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProducers Frank Marshall & Filip Rymsza on ‘The Other Side of the Wind’||When he was just starting his career, ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ producer Frank Marshall got a job with Orson Welles on what would be the legendary director’s last film. It was still unfinished when Welles died in 1985, but...||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKathy Griffin on self funding her world tour & life after the photo||When comedian Kathy Griffin posed for a photo holding what appeared to be the blood-covered head of Donald Trump, she became a pariah overnight. So she did the only thing she could do to keep her career alive: turned her story into an act, and took...||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Tillman Jr. on his career evolution and ‘The Hate U Give’||Director George Tillman Jr. felt called to make ‘The Hate U Give’--about a black teen who divides her time between her mostly white high school and her mostly black neighborhood. He wasn’t daunted by the fact that the film was based on a novel...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustine Bateman on her new book, ‘Fame: The Hijacking of Reality'||What’s it like to be suddenly famous at 16? Justine Bateman found out when she was cast as Mallory in the hit NBC sitcom ‘Family Ties.’ More than 30 years later, she has a lot to say about fame--so much, in fact, that she’s written a book on...||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilmmaker Rudy Valdez on his intimate family documentary, 'The Sentence'||In 2008, ‘The Sentence’ director Rudy Valdez was working low-level production jobs when, out of the blue, his sister received a lengthy mandatory prison sentence on charges related to years-old drug crimes committed by her ex-boyfriend. Valdez...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusician and producer Quincy Jones & filmmaker Alan Hicks on 'Quincy'||A new documentary about Quincy Jones looks at his incredible life and career that connected him to musicians from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson. Jones also composed dozens of film scores and produced movies and TV shows. We talk to Jones and...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEthan Hawke on artistic ambition and his new film ‘Blaze’||As a teenager, Ethan Hawke had a breakout role in ‘Dead Poets Society.’ Hawke’s agents said they could make him into a huge star, and they were not thrilled when Hawke said he had something else in mind. Hawke tells us about pushing back...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShowrunner Carlton Cuse on ‘Jack Ryan’ and life after ‘Lost’||Writer-producer Carlton Cuse devoted six years of his life to the ABC megahit 'Lost.' When the show ended, he realized he'd have to figure out what to do next. Now showrunner of Amazon’s new 'Jack Ryan' series, Cuse talks about life after 'Lost'...||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBanter update: Leslie Moonves out at CBS following second Ronan Farrow exposé||Over the weekend, the New Yorker published a second story by Ronan Farrow about Les Moonves. This one chronicled six more allegations of graphic sexual misconduct by the CBS CEO. Moonves is now out at the company.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComedian Laurie Kilmartin on Louis C.K. and her book ‘Dead People Suck’||Laurie Kilmartin had some thoughts after Louis C.K. did a surprise set at a New York comedy club less than a year after revelations of his sexual misconduct. She tells us what a path to redemption in the era of Time’s Up might look like, and why...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Excellent content / Poor distribution
The show itself is excellent. It is always entertaining and informative; however, the distribution channel is consistently poor. On many occastions, 3 or 4 copies of the same show are dropped in this feed creating a waste of bandwidth and extra maintenance that should not be required of an automated system.
lime, lame and lost with new hose kim masters
Orginial host Claude Brodesser-Akner is gone and new host Kim Masters is not very good. It has been a few months and the show has gone down hill. For example, when interviewing Adam Fogelson President of Marketing and Distribution, Universal Pictures, Master pretty much asked the same question 6 different ways. Oh so boring. This was a good podcast/show that is now limp, lame and lost.