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First of all, I hope all of you are staying safe and sane in these trying times. As a distraction, we’re just taking another opportunity to give all of our readers a friendly reminder about the podcast we have here at Hollywood News. Easy to enjoy in short bursts, as the episodes are only about ten minutes long, we have plenty of Academy Award coverage from last year, and now that Oscar season is over, we’ve been moving over into more reviews and interviews, as seen a month or so ago with our Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani chat, as well a handful of others. Yesterday, we chatted with actor Sam Richardson. Be sure to give it a look and share on social media so others can enjoy as well.

Once again, here is an easy link to the SoundCloud page for Hollywood News and all of the Hollywood News Podcast episodes so far (with more to come), including the Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani special guest episode, as well as our most recent Sam Richardson one:

We hope you enjoy the podcast and stay tuned for more episodes coming very soon, including some more interviews in the very near future. Expect a few big names, too!

Sam Richardson Talks About His Starring Role In “Hooking Up”

Anyone who watched Veep over the years could always count on Sam Richardson to provide hilarious support on that show. However, he’s always shown the ability to do more, and this week, audiences at home have been able to notice his more diverse skillset due to the VOD release of Hooking Up. One of the year’s best films so far, we raved earlier in the week about the movie, and yesterday, Richardson was kind enough to jump on the phone for a few minutes to have a chat. Not only did we discuss Hooking Up, as well as his co-star Brittany Snow, a little bit of Veep came up as well.

Hopefully you enjoy the talk with Richardson, though fair warning: his cellphone was providing a fair amount of distortion during the early part of the conversation. In fact, the call cut off at one point and had to be restarted using a different format. If you’re patient, just sit through the first part. Otherwise, skip ahead a bit and the second half of the interview is crystal clear. For what it’s worth, my side is perfect throughout, so if you’re particularly keen on my voice, there’s that. Obviously, you’re here for him, though, and we apologize for the sound quality…

Here is our interview with Sam Richardson:

Be sure to check out Hooking Up, On Demand now!

John Magaro Talks “First Cow” And Much More!

Earlier this week, I was honored to meet up with actor John Magaro for a wide ranging conversation. Sitting down in a Manhattan coffee shop with him, we spent over a half hour talking about not just his career, but the directors he’s worked with, how he sees the job of an actor, and what the future of the industry might hold. He was even a bit surprised to hear how fond I was of his roles in Liberal Arts and Not Fade Away, two performances that helped put him on the map, along with high profile films like The Big Short. Now, he has a new project hitting theaters in a few days, as well as a huge role in The Many Saints of Newark later this year. That prequel to The Sopranos should establish him as a household name, but for the moment, he may very well be one of the best actors you haven’t heard of yet.

Magaro stars this week in First Cow, the latest movie from Kelly Reichardt. It’s easily his best performance to date, full of empathy, humor, and soul. We’ll have a review of the flick in a few days, so stay tuned for that, but today we bring you this interview. Keep in mind, this was recorded in a loud New York City coffee shop, so there’s a fair amount of ambient noise. You should be able to hear us fine, but just keep it in mind as you’re listening. More importantly, we hope you enjoy the chat…

Here is our conversation with John Magaro:

Be sure to check out Magaro in First Cow, in theaters this weekend!

Lesli Linka Glatter Discusses “Homeland” And Her Career Behind The Camera

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to spend about a half hour chatting with filmmaker Lesli Linka Glatter. Over the years, Glatter has managed to do almost everything behind the camera, establishing herself as a force, both on the big screen as well as, in particular, the small screen. Currently the Executive Producer of Homeland on Showtime, she’s shepherding the show through its final season, while having directed over two dozen episodes of the series. Getting to interview her was a distinct pleasure, as you’ll here shortly. She’s charming, easygoing, and incredibly knowledgable about the business. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this conversation was an extremely good time. Not only will she probably open your eyes to some behind the scenes elements of the business, she’s simply a joy to listen to.

Glatter has done it all, over the years. As mentioned, she’s now the EP on Homeland, but prior to that, she was behind the camera for the movie Now and Then, as well as almost a dozen episodes of Aaron Sorkin created television (eight episodes of The West Wing, two episodes of The Newsroom, and one episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip). Even before that, she got her start learning from Steven Spielberg on Amazing Stories, as well as from David Lynch on Twin Peaks. Other shows she’s leant her directorial talents to over the years include ER, Freaks and Geeks, Mad Men, NYPD Blue, Ray Donovan, and True Blood, just to name a few. For her efforts, she’s been nominated for seven Emmy Awards, as well as being a seven time nominee from the Directors Guild of America, taking home a pair of DGA awards in the process. Glatter is even an Academy Award nominee, Oscar nominated in 1985 for Best Live Action Short.

Below, you can hear my interview with Lesli Linka Glatter, only mildly edited for clarity. Enjoy:

-Be sure to check out the final season of Homeland on Showtime!

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