Origins with James Andrew Miller
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Origins, created and hosted by James Andrew Miller -- the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of books on Saturday Night Live, ESPN, and CAA, the Creative Artist Agency --will explore the brave beginnings of the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, business, or even human relationships to explain how greatness starts and how critical happenings come to be. Listeners will hear firsthand from those who were "there at the start," who hatched The Great Ideas, or who arrived in time to turn those great ideas into formidable realities. Origins will strive to reveal the unexpected, the unpredicted, and those moments of luck and fate that no one sees, or saw, coming. These will include pivotal junctures, trapped doors and level jumps. This podcast series will chart the pedigree of success, celebrating entrepreneurship and examining the frustrations and nightmares that, suddenly or inevitably, occur along the way. Origins will be based on individual topics, played out in chapters -- a historic album, a groundbreaking television show, a company that altered the way we consume media, or even a couple whose romantic relationship garnered widespread curiosity. All of these compelling and entertaining subjects will in some way, have helped create the world we live in today.
||ExplicitWhen Failure Contributes to Success||Why does Coach Nick Saban continually evolve a program already at its pinnacle? The answer is more complex than you may think.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMind First; Body Second||How much of Alabama’s success on the field is a product of their efforts off of it? Hear Coach Nick Saban go deep on “The Process” and why Alabama’s psychological game may just be the most important one on the schedule.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHouse of Saban||What makes a champion? Who makes a champion? Welcome to Tuscaloosa, Alabama and a front row seat looking at how Nick Saban keeps his Crimson Tide hungry for more…and more…National Championships.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOrigins of a Champion - Nick Saban TRAILER||Origins Chapter 3: “Origins of a Champion: Nick Saban & Alabama’s Crimson Tide” goes inside the mind of Nick Saban, one of the greatest college coaches ever, and reveals how the National Champions are preparing to defend their title in the upcoming season, and what it’s like to be on the field as a 'Bama player. Along with Saban himself, you’ll hear from famed Alabama strength coach Scotty Cochran, former Yankee manager and Saban observer Joe Girardi, ex Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, former players Barrett Jones and Greg McElroy, ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi, and the coach’s most important teammate, his wife of more than 45 years, Terry.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOrigins Originals / John Skipper & Social Media interview||Over the course of two interviews, Jim Miller spoke with former ESPN president about managing social media at the network. Skipper was raw and revealing.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOrigins Originals/Michael Wilbon Interview||Michael Wilbon gets raw in a back and forth on PTI, former president Barack Obama, and the good and evil surrounding social media.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOrigins Originals/Jemele Hill||In the fall of ’17 — before she left SportsCenter — Jemele Hill shared her thoughts on her wild ride with social media and trying to make the best of being a co-anchor on a show that wasn’t a great fit. There’s a lot of candor here about life inside ESPN.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOrigins Originals/Michael Smith Interview||This interview with Michael Smith took place after Jemele Hill left his side as co-anchor of SC6, and offers insight into why Smith’s time alone at the desk lasted only about a month.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOrigins Originals/Tony Kornheiser Interview||Tony Kornheiser may have been the last person convinced that using him and his Washington Post colleague Michael Wilbon as anchors of Pardon the Interruption was a good idea.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitESPN / SportsCenter: Stars Over Bristol||It started on ESPN’s first night on the air, and remains a vital artery today, but in between there’s been a whole lot of action going on behind the scenes. Many of SportsCenter’s most notable anchors share their stories — and opinions — about ESPN’s legendary workhorse.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitESPN / 30 for 30: Dreams…Nightmares…Dreams. PART 2||The continuation of 30for30: Dreams...Nightmares...Dreams. In today’s crowded content universe, how does a new idea break out to become a celebrated brand? What do filmmakers covet most? (Hint: It’s not money). Discover the story behind all the stories care of Barry Levinson, John Skipper, Bill Simmons, and many more. Welcome to the 30for30 on 30for30.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitESPN / 30 for 30: Dreams…Nightmares…Dreams. PART 1||In today’s crowded content universe, how does a new idea break out to become a celebrated brand? What do filmmakers covet most? (Hint: It’s not money). Discover the story behind all the stories care of Barry Levinson, John Skipper, Bill Simmons, and many more. Welcome to the 30for30 on 30for30.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitESPN / College Game Day: Two Audiences As One||More than 30 years after its launch, College Game Day continues to draw big crowds on screen and campus — begging the question: What is its secret?||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitESPN / Pardon the Interruption: Flaunt All Rules||If you think Pardon the Interruption was a Kornheiser/Wilbon idea, think again. Episode 2 explains how the show was created, and why it's still successful after more than a decade and a half on the air.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitESPN & Social Media: A Troubled Marriage||“ESPN & Social Media: A Troubled Marriage” examines key events, and reveals candid, personal reflections on the past decade of social media life at ESPN. More than 20 current and former ESPNers tackle topics including President Trump, Barstool, suspensions, and numerous other topics. It’s raw, surprising, and sure to be controversial.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitESPN||Origins Chapter Two: ESPN is the second installment of an all-new podcast series by James Andrew Miller, award-winning journalist and best-selling author of the NYT best selling books on ESPN, Saturday Night Live and CAA, the Creative Artist Agency, which will be exploring epochal beginnings—whether from the fields of film, television, music, publishing, or even human relationships. The five-part ESPN podcast chapter of Origins will feature deep dives into the histories of “Pardon the Interruption,”30for30”documentary series, “College Game Day,” “SportsCenter” and “Social Media at ESPN.” You’ll hear from all the key players, including Michelle Beadle, Chris Berman, Linda Cohn, Rich Eisen, Chris Fowler, Jemele Hill, Tony Kornheiser, Bob Ley, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Bill Simmons, Sage Steele, Scott Van Pelt, Mike Wilbon and many more. Origins Chapter Two: ESPN launches on December 18th and features conversations with Bill Simmons, Michelle Beadle, Chris Berman, Linda Cohn, Rich Eisen, Chris Fowler, Jemele Hill, Tony Kornheiser, Bob Ley, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Sage Steele, Scott Van Pelt, Mike Wilbon and many more. Listeners will hear first-hand accounts of how the shows were created, how they evolved, and how they changed the lives of everyone involved.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitC1E1 Curb Your Enthusiasm/The Lesser Muffin||Host James Andrew Miller traces Larry David’s comedic roots, and routes, with help from Larry and several of his long time friends.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitC1E2 Curb Your Enthusiasm/Go Further||Ted Danson, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman and others come clean about their arrivals on Planet Curb.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitC1E3 Curb Your Enthusiasm/Dooze It!||Hide the Kiddies: JB Smoove, Bob Einstein, et al. share stories Curb-wise and otherwise.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitC1E4 Curb Your Enthusiasm/So Wrong||Curb isn’t your typical sitcom. Here’s Why.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitC1E5 Curb Your Enthusiasm/God’s Sense of Humor||After six years away, what brought Larry back to Curb? How has the show change the casts' lives? And what is the Curb legacy?||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroduction to Origins, with James Andrew Miller||Origins Chapter One: Curb Your Enthusiasm is the first installment of an all-new podcast series by James Andrew Miller, award-winning and best-selling author of the oral history books on ESPN, Saturday Night Live and CAA, the Creative Artist Agency, which will be exploring epochal beginnings—whether from the fields of film, television, music, publishing, or even human relationships. The five-part Curb Your Enthusiasm podcast chapter of Origins will launch with Episode One on September 6th and feature conversations with more than a dozen key figures in the much-lauded, Emmy-winning show – among them, Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, Ted Danson, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein and others. Listeners will hear first-hand accounts of how the show was created, how it evolved, and how it changed the lives of everyone involved. The smash hit series begins its eagerly awaited ninth season on HBO October 1st. “Origins” will explore how greatness starts, how new ideas take shape, and how critical innovations come to be. This is the first chapter of a four-chapter fall 2017 slate.||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Miller is one of the most connected and respected figures in media, so I have no doubt this will be an incredibly entertaining podcast. Who else could get Larry David to sit down and go through the entire history of Curb? Will be a must-listen!
Looking forward to what comes next.
Jim lets the people tell the story. A rarity for podcasting these days. Fantastic job, thank you.