The Business

By KCRW, Kim Masters

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 and produced by KCRW. Past guests include Norman Lear, Ava DuVernay, Matt Damon and Ice Cube.  Follow The Business!  

  1. 1.
    Director Matt Reeves on 'War for the Planet of the Apes'17 July 2017
    28:59
  2. 2.
    Allen Hughes on the experience of directing 'The Defiant Ones'10 July 2017
    28:46
  3. 3.
    Revisiting Gloria Calderón Kellett on 'One Day at a Time'1 July 2017
    29:03
  4. 4.
    Comedian Hasan Minhaj on telling the story of 'new brown America'24 June 2017
    28:46
  5. 5.
    How David Mandel & his 'Veep' writers became "mini soothsayers"17 June 2017
    28:50
  6. 6.
    Shawn Levy on 'Stranger Things' and redefining his career10 June 2017
    28:31
  7. 7.
    In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability3 June 2017
    28:29
  8. 8.
    Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir27 May 2017
    28:30
  1. 9.
    'American Gods' showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green20 May 2017
    28:28
  2. 10.
    Comedian Vir Das offers 'Abroad Understanding'13 May 2017
    28:30
  3. 11.
    Margaret Atwood and Bruce Miller on 'The Handmaid's Tale'6 May 2017
    28:45
  4. 12.
    Kitty Green on her unconventional documentary 'Casting JonBenet'29 April 2017
    28:46
  5. 13.
    In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway"22 April 2017
    28:53
  6. 14.
    Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants'15 April 2017
    28:30
  7. 15.
    Damon Lindelof on the end of 'The Leftovers'10 April 2017
    28:31
  8. 16.
    Rob Long on fixing a sitcom and embracing life on Long Island1 April 2017
    28:32
  9. 17.
    Bill Condon on the challenges of adapting a 'tale as old as time'25 March 2017
    28:30
  10. 18.
    James Mangold on 'Logan' and fighting franchise fatigue18 March 2017
    29:00
  11. 19.
    Ryan Murphy on how his Half Foundation led to 'Feud'11 March 2017
    28:31
  12. 20.
    Oscars producer Michael De Luca on that fateful mistake4 March 2017
    28:31
  13. 21.
    Cracking down on pay-to-play auditions & a bonus Oscars banter25 February 2017
    28:29
  14. 22.
    'Zootopia' directors on finding their story, late in the game18 February 2017
    28:31
  15. 23.
    Director Ava DuVernay on '13th' and survival in the industry11 February 2017
    28:31
  16. 24.
    Director Raoul Peck on 'I Am Not Your Negro'4 February 2017
    28:31
  17. 25.
    How 'La La Land' went from constant rejection to awards contention28 January 2017
    28:30
  18. 26.
    Gloria Calderón Kellett brings Cuban roots to 'One Day at a Time'21 January 2017
    28:30
  19. 27.
    Revisiting 'Moonlight,' a movie made with persistence and kismet14 January 2017
    28:31
  20. 28.
    'Bright Lights' filmmakers on Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds7 January 2017
    28:30
  21. 29.
    Revisiting Richard Donner and the crazy backstory of 'Superman'31 December 2016
    28:30
  22. 30.
    The year in film and television: 2016 edition24 December 2016
    28:31
  23. 31.
    For his first film, Garth Davis embraced the odyssey of 'Lion'17 December 2016
    28:30
  24. 32.
    Filmmaker Ezra Edelman on 'O.J.: Made in America'10 December 2016
    28:31
  25. 33.
    Harvey Fierstein returns to 'Hairspray,' this time on live TV3 December 2016
    28:30
  26. 34.
    Noah Oppenheim on writing 'Jackie' and running NBC's 'Today'26 November 2016
    29:27
  27. 35.
    Director David Mackenzie on 'Hell or High Water'19 November 2016
    29:28
  28. 36.
    Making 'Moonlight' with persistence and kismet12 November 2016
    29:23
  29. 37.
    Pablo Azar on why acting in Spanish means no union benefits5 November 2016
    29:19
  30. 38.
    How Adam Irving stayed the course to make 'Off the Rails'29 October 2016
    29:23
  31. 39.
    Actress Rebecca Hall on why she was drawn to 'Christine'22 October 2016
    29:22
  32. 40.
    Prolific showrunner Steven Bochco on his new memoir15 October 2016
    29:24
  33. 41.
    Filmmakers Jack Riccobono & Chris Eyre on 'The Seventh Fire'8 October 2016
    29:25
  34. 42.
    Married showrunners in rival universes; 'Amanda Knox' directors1 October 2016
    29:18
  35. 43.
    Trevor Pryce goes from the NFL to Netflix with 'Kulipari'24 September 2016
    29:19
  36. 44.
    James Andrew Miller on 'Powerhouse,' an oral history of CAA17 September 2016
    29:22
  37. 45.
    Jimmy Kimmel on hosting his own show plus the Emmys10 September 2016
    29:27
  38. 46.
    Revisiting Louis C.K. and his web series experiment3 September 2016
    29:24
  39. 47.
    For 'The Americans' showrunners, collaboration is key27 August 2016
    29:23
  40. 48.
    'Grease: Live' Director Thomas Kail & Actor Sterling K. Brown20 August 2016
    29:19
  41. 49.
    Robert Smigel & Triumph take on the election in Hulu special13 August 2016
    29:25
  42. 50.
    Mike Birbiglia on how improv made him a better director6 August 2016
    29:24
  43. 51.
    James Schamus makes directorial debut with 'Indignation'30 July 2016
    29:15
  44. 52.
    Joe Berlinger Reflects on Long Career & New Tony Robbins Doc23 July 2016
    29:23
  45. 53.
    Emmy-nominated Noah Hawley on Crafting the 'Fargo' Universe16 July 2016
    29:16
  46. 54.
    Jerrod Carmichael on Bringing Heart and Truth Back to the Sitcom9 July 2016
    29:28
  47. 55.
    Revisiting Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Creator of Lifetime’s 'UnREAL'2 July 2016
    29:24
  48. 56.
    Maria Bamford and Pam Brady on ‘Lady Dynamite’25 June 2016
    29:23
  49. 57.
    Tim Miller, Simon Kinberg on 'Deadpool' & that Mysterious Leak18 June 2016
    29:20
  50. 58.
    Seth Meyers on 'Late Night' and Taking a Point of View11 June 2016
    29:20
  51. 59.
    Julie Klausner on Romantic Friendships and 'Difficult People'4 June 2016
    29:22
  52. 60.
    'Weiner' Filmmakers; Matt Walsh & Timothy Simons on 'Veep'28 May 2016
    29:25
  53. 61.
    'The Grinder' Rests, but Rob Lowe Does Not21 May 2016
    29:24
  54. 62.
    Louis C.K. Tests the System with 'Horace and Pete'14 May 2016
    29:20
  55. 63.
    Joe and Anthony Russo on 'Captain America: Civil War'7 May 2016
    29:16
  56. 64.
    'The Mermaid' Producer Bill Borden on Filmmaking in China30 April 2016
    29:27
  57. 65.
    Richard Donner Remembers the Crazy Backstory of 'Superman'23 April 2016
    29:20
  58. 66.
    Aline Brosh McKenna, Co-Creator of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'16 April 2016
    29:20
  59. 67.
    Cliff Curtis Becomes 'The Dark Horse;' 'Catastrophe' Is Back9 April 2016
    29:24
  60. 68.
    The Unlikely Liaison; Ilene Chaiken & Michelle Ashford2 April 2016
    29:25
  61. 69.
    Revisiting Davis Guggenheim and His Career Evolution26 March 2016
    29:17
  62. 70.
    How 'Krisha' Became a Family Affair; Super Host Steve Harvey19 March 2016
    29:18
  63. 71.
    Kenya Barris Draws on Real Issues for ABC's 'Black-ish'12 March 2016
    29:24
  64. 72.
    Sally Field & Michael Showalter: Hello, My Name Is Doris5 March 2016
    29:21
  65. 73.
    Terence Winter: From Law School to Pine Barrens to 'Vinyl'27 February 2016
    29:20
  66. 74.
    In 'Becoming Mike Nichols' a Legend Speaks, One Last Time20 February 2016
    29:26
  67. 75.
    George Miller: From Pigs to Penguins to 'Mad Max: Fury Road'13 February 2016
    29:22
  68. 76.
    'The People v. O.J. Simpson' Writers Are "Research Freaks"6 February 2016
    29:23
  69. 77.
    Director Todd Haynes & Producer Christine Vachon on 'Carol'30 January 2016
    29:20
  70. 78.
    Director Adam McKay Finds the "Traumedy" in 'The Big Short'23 January 2016
    29:16
  71. 79.
    Oscar Nominees Lenny Abrahamson and Emma Donoghue on 'Room'16 January 2016
    29:21
  72. 80.
    László Nemes on the Challenges of Creating 'Son of Saul'9 January 2016
    29:24
  73. 81.
    One 'Weekend' Leads to '45 Years' for Director Andrew Haigh2 January 2016
    29:20
  74. 82.
    The Year in Film and Television: 2015 Edition26 December 2015
    29:19
  75. 83.
    Ice Cube: Producer and Subject of 'Straight Outta Compton'19 December 2015
    29:20
  76. 84.
    Director Ryan Coogler's Personal Connection to 'Creed'12 December 2015
    29:20
  77. 85.
    Bill Pohlad Returns to Directing with 'Love & Mercy'5 December 2015
    29:22
  78. 86.
    Headshots Go from Paper to Pixels; Shondaland's Betsy Beers28 November 2015
    29:20
  79. 87.
    How Director Tom McCarthy Got 'Spotlight' Right21 November 2015
    29:22
  80. 88.
    Novelist and Screenwriter Nick Hornby on 'Brooklyn'14 November 2015
    29:24
  81. 89.
    Bryan Cranston and Jay Roach on Telling 'Trumbo's' Story7 November 2015
    29:06
  82. 90.
    Banned in India, Leslee Udwin's Documentary Opens in US31 October 2015
    29:07
  83. 91.
    Lenny Abrahamson & Emma Donoghue Bring 'Room' to the Screen24 October 2015
    29:06
  84. 92.
    Davis Guggenheim's Career Evolution & 'He Named Me Malala'17 October 2015
    29:05
  85. 93.
    Sebastian Schipper & Laia Costa: One Take Wonder 'Victoria'10 October 2015
    29:06
  86. 94.
    Amy Berg on 'Prophet's Prey' and 'An Open Secret'3 October 2015
    29:06
  87. 95.
    Brazilian Director Anna Muylaert Finds Success, then Sexism26 September 2015
    29:07
  88. 96.
    FX CEO John Landgraf: Peak TV and the Paradox of Choice19 September 2015
    29:07
  89. 97.
    China Has a Change of Heart on Filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud12 September 2015
    29:05
  90. 98.
    Revisiting Norman Lear & His Lifetime of TV 'Experience'5 September 2015
    29:07
  91. 99.
    Bobcat Goldthwait on 'Call Me Lucky'29 August 2015
    29:07

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