The Vulture TV Podcast

The Vulture TV Podcast

There’s little doubt that TV is driving the cultural conversation, but there could still stand to be more great conversation about TV. That’s where the Vulture TV Podcast comes in. In this weekly podcast, New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami will go deep on what matters most the world of television, what makes good TV, and how good TV gets made. Their conversation could, and will, encompass everything from the hot-button points of a given show—did you see what happened on Mad Men?—to a discussion of TV’s new diversity...

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A look Ahead at Spring TV

The Vulture TV Podcast

Vulture hosts talk their favorite shows from this winter and what they are looking out for this spring.

49 Min

Mar 14, 2017

The Ryan Murphy TV Universe

The Vulture TV Podcast

Vulture hosts discuss the new Ryan Murphy show Feud. Plus, a special guest aria about asexuality and Riverdale.

40 Min

Mar 6, 2017

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32 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Vulture hosts share their favorite drunk TV moments and their insight on the latest and final season of GIRLS

48 min
Feb 20, 2017
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The Vulture TV Podcast roundtables about TV villains they love to hate and the new HBO show Big Little Lies

45 min
Feb 13, 2017
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The Vulture TV hosts talk actors who've successfully reinvented themselves. Plus, they talk a little romance and sit down with Dan Stevens

65 min
Feb 7, 2017
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Vulture hosts sit down with Senior Editor Jesse David Fox to talk about jokes on television

58 min
Jan 31, 2017
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Vulture hosts chat about the new teen soap opera Riverdale. And Therese Anne Fowler discusses Amazon's Z: The Beginning of Everything, the new series based on her book

68 min
Jan 24, 2017
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The Vulture Hosts dish about their television crushes and examine how they've changed their minds about some TV characters. Plus, they're joined by Homeland's Elizabeth Marvel

67 min
Jan 17, 2017
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Vulture hosts discuss the debut of HBO's The Young Pope. Plus, an interview with Patrick Warburtron, who plays Lemony Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events

66 min
Jan 10, 2017
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Vulture hosts share why they liked and/or disliked the OA. Plus, they're joined by Rita Moreno to talk about One Day at a Time.

59 min
Jan 3, 2017
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Vulture hosts dish about what TV they're most excited for this year.

65 min
Dec 27, 2016
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Vulture TV hosts talk about how love triangles are used on television. Plus, a chat with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator Rachel Bloom

75 min
Dec 20, 2016
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Vulture hosts chat about their favorite shows this year and how, with so much good TV, they were able to choose

69 min
Dec 13, 2016
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Vulture hosts chat about their favorite holiday TV moments with Alonso Duralde

66 min
Dec 6, 2016
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The Vulture TV hosts sit down with Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy to talk about the series' first season.

71 min
Nov 29, 2016
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SPOILER ALERT: Vulture hosts talk about what worked and didn't in the highly-anticipated Gilmore Girls reboot.

55 min
Nov 22, 2016
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Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds and John Early share about the characters they play in 'Search Party'

63 min
Nov 15, 2016
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Vincent Rodriguez visits the studio to talk about the new season of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

63 min
Nov 8, 2016
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Pamela Adlon joins Gazelle and Jen for an in-depth look at her FX series "Better Things." Plus: the best and worst of the 2016 election on TV.

51 min
Nov 1, 2016
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Matt Zoller Seitz interviews the legendary Norman Lear.

58 min
Oct 25, 2016
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Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair (HBO's "High Maintenance") tell us about their creative influences (beyond, you know, the obvious one).

62 min
Oct 18, 2016
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Phoebe Waller Bridge joins our hosts to discuss her creative process on "Fleabag." Plus, recapping Vulture's attempt to crown TV's greatest couple.

38 min
Oct 4, 2016
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Examining the formal experimentation of Joe Swanberg's "Easy" and HBO's "High Maintenance"

62 min
Sep 29, 2016
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Matt and Alan regale the crowd at Strand Bookstore in New York.

48 min
Sep 27, 2016
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"Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail joins Gazelle, Matt, and Jen for a candid conversation about season 2 of the USA series.

45 min
Sep 20, 2016
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Dissecting the highs, lows, and surprises of the 2016 Emmy Awards

69 min
Sep 13, 2016
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Newly-minted SNL co-head writer "SNL" talks about his journey in comedy, as well as his new film "Other People."

58 min
Sep 6, 2016
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Previewing the fall slate of TV offerings, plus a conversation with Ava Duvernay about her directorial philosophies.

53 min
Aug 30, 2016
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Gazelle, Matt, and Jen are joined by two legal experts to assess the accuracy (not to mention the narrative successes and failures) of the finale of HBO's "The Night Of."

42 min
Aug 23, 2016
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Debating the validity of plot twists on TV, with a particular focus on "Mr. Robot" and "The Night Of"

41 min
Aug 16, 2016
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Stephen Adly Guirgis, the co-creator of Netflix's "The Get Down," talks about telling coming of age stories on TV and collaborating with the "Wizard of Baz."

53 min
Aug 9, 2016
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A conversation with Trevor Noah and NY Mag's Rembert Browne from this year's Vulture Festival.

39 min
Aug 2, 2016
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Composers Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon join the team to talk about their creative process on "Stranger Things."

53 min
Jul 26, 2016
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Deconstructing the trend away from prestige dramas, and more towards shorter, funnier series of varying lengths.

89 min
Jul 19, 2016
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In honor of "Better Call Saul's" haul of Emmy nominations, this week we bring you Matt Zoller Seitz's interview with the cast and crew from the Vulture Festival.

52 min
Jul 12, 2016
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A deep-dive into the beloved "show about nothing."

48 min
Jul 5, 2016
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Matt and Jen reveal their choices for the best actor, actress and show of the year.

37 min
Jun 28, 2016
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Exploring the trend in modern shows to reinvent themselves with each new season, especially on Orange is the New Black.

43 min
Jun 21, 2016
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Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley joins Gazelle and Matt for an in-depth look at his creative process

55 min
Jun 14, 2016
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Director Ezra Edelman joins Gazelle Emami, Matt Zoller Seitz, and Rembert Browne to discuss the lovable, mysterious, talented, and in most Americans' minds murderous man at the center of his new documentary

16 min
Jun 9, 2016
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Matt pays tribute to the legendary 60 Minutes correspondent, who recently passed away after a legendary career.

44 min
Jun 7, 2016
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The creators of the Starz series join Matt for an in-depth conversation about one of the most fascinating shows of 2016

46 min
May 31, 2016
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Gazelle and Matt are joined by NPR's Eric Deggans and film critic Steven Boone for a careful look at the legacy of Roots.

77 min
May 24, 2016
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Gazelle and Matt are joined live on stage in New York by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna

36 min
May 18, 2016
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Vulture's Joe Adalian and Maria Elena Fernandez join Gazelle and Matt to talk about the phenomenon of Peak TV.

43 min
May 10, 2016
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Gazelle is joined by guest panelists Tara Abell, Mallika Rao, and Alex Jung for an in-depth look at recent portrayals of trauma on TV - when it's successful, and when it falls flat.

46 min
May 3, 2016
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Matt Zoller Seitz and an all-star cast of guests discuss favorite (and least favorite) dream sequences and politically-astute comedies.

42 min
Apr 26, 2016
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A jam-packed episode featuring Joe Adalian on the uncertain future of HBO's "Vinyl," and much much more!

45 min
Apr 19, 2016
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"Girls" showrunner Jenni Konner joins Gazelle and Matt to talk about the season five finale.

39 min
Apr 12, 2016
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Comedian Jerrod Carmichael joins Gazelle and Matt in-studio to talk about his writing process and jazz inspirations as the creator and star of "The Carmichael Show"

34 min
Apr 5, 2016
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Rembert Browne joins Gazelle and Matt to rave about the biggest (and best?) television series of 2016 so far.

48 min
Mar 29, 2016
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Why "Broad City" isn't making us laugh as hard anymore. Plus, Michelle Monaghan explains how she built her character on "The Path."

59 min
Mar 22, 2016
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Neve Campbell talks "House of Cards," "Party of Five," and more. Plus, Abraham Riesman on comics and TV.

49 min
Mar 15, 2016
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An in-depth conversation about "The Americans" with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields.

46 min
Mar 8, 2016
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A bittersweet episode featuring an interview with Viola Davis, a fervent defense of Chris Carter, and a fond farewell.

52 min
Mar 1, 2016
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Gearing up for the new season of "Gilmore Girls" on Netflix with the hosts of the "Gilmore Guys" podcast

53 min
Feb 23, 2016
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A jam-packed episode featuring listener mail, Matt and Margaret's take on "11.22.63," and an interview with Steve Zissis.

40 min
Feb 16, 2016
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Examining the influence of Martin Scorsese and Terrence Winter on HBO's "Vinyl," and whether said influence is good or extremely frustrating.

32 min
Feb 9, 2016
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Why is Showtime always a bridesmaid?

48 min
Feb 2, 2016
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A wide-ranging discussion with the writers of FX's new miniseries.

48 min
Jan 26, 2016
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Keith Uhlich joins the crew to talk about the brand-new season of "The X-Files" on Fox.

46 min
Jan 19, 2016
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Margaret and Matt reminisce about the golden age of "Sesame Street," and look ahead at the show's HBO run.

47 min
Jan 12, 2016
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Analyzing the biggest surprises, triumphs, and disappointments of this year’s Golden Globes. How, if at all, could the Globes - and awards shows in general - do a better job for their viewers? Plus: how to tell if you’re watching a drama...

43 min
Jan 5, 2016
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Joined by TV historian Stephen Bowie, we discuss the evolution of the role of the director in scripted television. As Stephen tells us, TV directors have been innovators since the 50’s, but they’ve only recently begun to gain notoriety for...

53 min
Dec 29, 2015
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Matt talks to Clive Owen about his work on “The Knick,” as we anxiously await news on the future of his role on the Cinemax drama. Plus: Matt, Margaret, and Gazelle read your emails, debating historical accuracy in television storytelling,...

39 min
Dec 22, 2015
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Nick Sandow (aka Joe Caputo on “Orange is the New Black”) joins Gazelle and Margaret for an in-depth conversation about the evolution of his role on the hit Netflix series, which just wrapped filming of season 4. Plus: a discussion of the...

37 min
Dec 15, 2015
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Matt and Margaret share their picks for the best TV of 2015, and discuss the shifts in the landscape as original streaming shows increasingly challenge HBO for primacy. Plus: why certain shows need second seasons to find their footing, and...

52 min
Dec 10, 2015
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“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-creator (and newly-minted Golden Globe nominee) Rachel Bloom joins Matt and Margaret for a special bonus episode. Rachel shares her interpretation of the role of music in the show, as well as her enduring love for...

64 min
Dec 8, 2015
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HBO hasn’t revealed what’s next for “The Leftovers,” and Margaret and Matt are hoping for very different futures for the show. Plus: a spirited debate about the best way to watch “Battlestar Galactica,” and why...

47 min
Dec 1, 2015
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An in-depth analysis of Netflix’s huge expansion in 2015. Is anyone else creating as much great original programming, with as much consistency? Plus, a comprehensive review of “Jessica Jones,” which just might feature the scariest...

46 min
Nov 24, 2015
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Selections from live appearances by Vulture’s Matt Zoller Seitz, currently on tour to celebrate the launch of his book “Mad Men Carousel,” a comprehensive critical analysis of the seminal AMC series "Mad Men." Seitz, alongside...

10 min
Nov 18, 2015
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Margaret and Matt discuss the seemingly nonstop barrage of hyper-mythologized storylines in new cable shows, with a particular focus on AMC’s new series “Into the Badlands.” Then, an in-depth conversation with director (and...

40 min
Nov 10, 2015
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Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix series raises complex questions about racial representation on television. Matt, Gazelle, and guests Alex Jung and Mallika Rao go deep on the issue, examining the innovations of Master of None and other current...

45 min
Nov 3, 2015
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The complex challenge of adapting films into television series, from "MASH" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to "Parenthood," with a particular emphasis on the current season of FX's "Fargo." Plus: has television evolved into a more artistic form than...

39 min
Oct 27, 2015
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A special live taping of the Vulture TV podcast at the New York Television Festival. Discover the origin stories of Matt and Margaret, as well as their uncensored opinions on the state of modern television. This episode is sponsored by...

34 min
Oct 20, 2015
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Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Amy Brenneman joins Gazelle, Margaret, and Matt for an in-depth conversation about her role as Laurie on HBO’s “The Leftovers,” as well as the artistic philosophies that have informed her wide-ranging...

37 min
Oct 14, 2015
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Margaret, Matt and Gazelle talk about the rare hour-long comedy, plus the CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin." This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions 11:20 - 25:46 The pilot of The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"25:47 -...

51 min
Oct 6, 2015
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Matt, Margaret and Gazelle explore a subject that has been more heavily present on TV recently. Which have done it well and which have failed? Plus the new season of The Leftovers. This episode contains spoilers in the following...

48 min
Sep 29, 2015
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Matt, Margaret and Gazelle emerge from the flurry of fall television premieres and dive into ABC's Quantico, plus the new season of Empire.   This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions: Quantico: 16:38 - 35:53 Empire: 35:53 -...

42 min
Sep 22, 2015
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Gazelle and Margaret are joined by Vulture West Coast Editor Joe Adalian and Vulture's Alex Jung to talk about the Emmys and all of the new fall tv shows you should keep your eye on. This episode of The Vulture TV Podcast is sponsored by ABC's...

45 min
Sep 15, 2015
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Matt and Margaret discuss FX's "You're the Worst," and "The Bastard Executioner." Plus, they dive deep on television network's personalities.  This episode of The Vulture TV Podcast is sponsored by ABC's "Quantico."   This episode...

39 min
Sep 8, 2015
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Gazelle, Matt and Margaret talk about all the times when TV messed with your minds (i.e. shocking twists - many spoilers ahead), then the first season of "Mr. Robot."   This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions   0:00...

35 min
Sep 1, 2015
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Matt, Margaret and Gazelle light some candles, open a bottle of wine, and discuss "Hannibal’s" three-season run in this particularly festive edition of the Vulture TV Podcast (Matt even wore a suit). Plus, David Simon’s “Show Me a...

37 min
Aug 25, 2015
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Gazelle, Margaret and Matt are joined by Vulture's West Coast Editor Joe Adalian to talk about the best TV pilots ever (as in, of all time), and the new "Walking Dead" spin-off, "Fear the Walking Dead."   This episode contains spoilers in the...

30 min
Aug 18, 2015
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Gazelle and Margaret are joined by Vulture's Nate Jones for this week's episode. First up, 90s TV show reboots. The Fresh Prince, Full House, X-Files, Coach (!) - they just keep on coming. Why? Then, a discussion about David Simon's new HBO...

47 min
Aug 11, 2015
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Gazelle, Margaret and Matt kick off their discussion about the end of True Detective's controversial second season, and USA's Mr. Robot, by discussing what a "cinematic" tv show is, anyway.  This episode contains spoilers in the following...

32 min
Aug 4, 2015
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Key and Peele, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Strong Female Characters

40 min
Jul 28, 2015
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I Am Cait, Deutschland 83, and Bojack Horseman

46 min
Jul 21, 2015
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Gazelle, Margaret and Matt talk about The Emmy nominations, plus consider the recent spate of shows about washed-up stars: "Bojack Horseman" and FX's new show "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll." This episode contains spoilers in the following...

21 min
Jul 16, 2015
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Actor, writer, director, producer and creator of Rectify

47 min
Jul 14, 2015
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Matt and Margaret go it alone this week, with Gazelle on vacation. First, a deep discussion about the mechanics and art of marathoning shows, plus "Rectify," "Masters of Sex" and "True Detective."   This episode contains spoilers in the...

45 min
Jul 7, 2015
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Gazelle, Matt and Margaret kick off this episode with a spirited discussion on hate watching television  - what makes for a good hate watch? What shows have landed in their hate watching rotation? Then, a discussion of the most recent episode of...

39 min
Jun 30, 2015
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"A high concept idea is an idea that you can hold in your hand"

43 min
Jun 23, 2015
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Orange is the New Black and True Detective

32 min
Jun 17, 2015
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Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami and Vulture editor Nate Jones interview Anna Chlumsky (over rosé) about the Veep season finale and her career.

49 min
Jun 16, 2015
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Game of Thrones the Finale & Game of Thrones the Books

48 min
Jun 9, 2015
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The Vulture TV Podcast: A Life-Affirming Show About Serial Killers (“Hannibal”) plus “Halt and Catch Fire”

40 min
Jun 2, 2015
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Does Summer TV Actually Suck? Nope!

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