Movies about bad movies and the good people who make them.
Small town redemption tales by playwright-turned-directors Martin McDonagh and David Mamet.
Playwrights-turned-movie-directors McDonagh and Mamet are the subjects of this week's pairing.
Terrorism. Technological disruption. Globalization. Life in the 1870’s was wild. Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff on Joseph Conrad, his times, and ours.
We're talking to Bobby Flay about his Thanksgiving traditions, which include hosting some 50 guests, cooking the entire thing by himself, passing out on the sofa by 8pm, and the best leftover situation we've ever heard.
Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Louie CK's sexual abuse with Willa Paskin, and a new translation of Homer's The Odyssey with classicist Emily Wilson.
Jellyfish have their tentacles all tangled up in our lives in ways we’re only dimly aware of.
Gardner talks Season 2 and personally connecting with her character, Charley Bordelon.
After an interview with the author of the book “How to Monetize Your Vacation” goes horribly wrong, Dexter disappears.
Two classic episodes from Think Again's origins, reunited at last.
Q’orianka talks starring in Te’Ata, being typecast, and how her activism influences her work.
Part two in a pairing of Dustin Hoffman career bookends.
Dexter finally speaks with his thought leader crush, Sharon Doyle.
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the Joan Didion documentary The Center Will Not Hold, the return of Will & Grace with Daniel Schroeder, and what to make of the continued sexual harassment and abuse allegations.
Separated by five decades, two tales of neurotics gone wild featuring the great Dustin Hoffman.
Tom Petty and Prince only played together once. But their careers paralleled each other for four decades.
Bending, breaking, & blending: How humans remake the world. Neuroscientist David Eagleman on creativity.
Dexter’s long-time producer, Tammy, announces she is leaving the company for another job.
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Netflix's Mindhunters, Post Malone's hit song Rockstar with Hit Parade's Chris Molanphy, and the criticism surrounding Rotten Tomatoes by film creators.
Accused of hoarding heretical text, Ibn the slave trader must face trial by the regime’s religious courts. Despite news of a threat of plague, the Inquisitor Barakat, continues his mission to cleanse the city of heretics. He chooses Gregor to assist him.
Democracies can fail. They usually do. Van Jones on how America might become functional again.
Twists and plot developments in the fourth and final season of Halt and Catch Fire.
The theme for this episode is all an elaborate ploy by Dexter to interview the executive assistant of the woman he has fallen for, Sharon Doyle.
The conversation continues with mixed reactions to 2049 and the many ways the new film is informed by its predecessor.
What Weinstein fallout tells us about how we respond to sexual harassment and assault.
Only one of these films is a replicant.
Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding discuss their anthology Nasty Women with contributors Nicole Chung and Mary Kathryn Nagle.
To set an example, Dexter decides to face some personal and professional enemies head on.