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I Think You're Interesting

By Vox

The entertainment industry is brimming with interesting people who are responsible for your favorite movies, TV shows, and more. Join Vox’s critic-at-large Todd VanDerWerff every Thursday as he speaks with the very well known, up-and-coming and need to know folks responsible for the most exciting projects in art, entertainment, and pop culture – diving deep into their influences, inspirations, and careers in a frank, uncensored fashion. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

  1. 1.
    Mahershala Ali, from Moonlight to True Detective12/20/2018
    57:29
  2. 2.
    What do The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Rec have in common? Michael Schur.12/13/2018
    1:07:42
  3. 3.
    Christmas music you won't get sick of, with R&B star PJ Morton12/06/2018
    55:04
  4. 4.
    Losing is hard. But comedian Chris Gethard says it’s necessary.11/29/2018
    1:11:30
  5. 5.
    How to not screw up Thanksgiving dinner, with Salt Fat Acid Heat's Samin Nosrat11/22/2018
    1:04:49
  6. 6.
    Hollywood’s past can help us understand its present. Karina Longworth shows us how.11/15/2018
    49:44
  7. 7.
    Writer Diablo Cody, on Jennifer's Body, Juno, and Jagged Little Pill (the musical)11/08/2018
    59:13
  8. 8.
    How to build a civilization from scratch11/01/2018
    1:19:23
  1. 9.
    What great horror looks and sounds like, with the makers of The Terror and A Quiet Place10/25/2018
    58:13
  2. 10.
    Why Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson, launched a true crime podcast10/18/2018
    1:00:05
  3. 11.
    Better Call Saul's showrunner tells us everything about the show's amazing finale10/11/2018
    1:05:22
  4. 12.
    The history of the American circus, with the people who worked there10/04/2018
    37:11
  5. 13.
    BoJack Horseman's sly, funny brilliance, explained by the people who make it09/27/2018
    1:11:16
  6. 14.
    Jon Batiste, Stephen Colbert’s bandleader, on making music in New Orleans, on the subway, and on late night TV09/20/2018
    51:56
  7. 15.
    Janet from The Good Place and Kelli from Insecure on making TV's funniest shows even funnier09/13/2018
    1:12:36
  8. 16.
    TV ratings, explained09/06/2018
    56:38
  9. 17.
    One of the best TV shows of the year is a documentary about racial inequities in education08/30/2018
    35:22
  10. 18.
    How to make a movie starring the internet, with Eighth Grade director Bo Burnham08/23/2018
    54:56
  11. 19.
    The incredible true story behind Spike Lee's new movie BlacKkKlansman08/16/2018
    1:03:08
  12. 20.
    Why the binge model doesn’t always make the best TV08/09/2018
    50:32
  13. 21.
    Sharp Objects’ Patricia Clarkson on finding the mom roles worth playing08/02/2018
    1:01:33
  14. 22.
    Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley on labor unions, capitalism, and his hit movie07/26/2018
    1:02:58
  15. 23.
    How Neko Case writes her beautiful, brilliant songs07/19/2018
    44:13
  16. 24.
    The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 and the summer’s biggest movies, discussed and explained07/12/2018
    1:01:00
  17. 25.
    Inside the world’s best true-crime podcast07/05/2018
    39:55
  18. 26.
    You may not immediately recognize Bob Balaban’s name. But you know his voice06/28/2018
    44:22
  19. 27.
    Stand-up Hari Kondabolu is so much more than The Problem with Apu06/21/2018
    53:50
  20. 28.
    Aisha Tyler on Archer, standup comedy, and being Aisha Tyler06/14/2018
    58:36
  21. 29.
    How to make great TV, according to the showrunners of Black Lightning, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Vida06/07/2018
    1:03:55
  22. 30.
    The Americans' showrunners and star bid farewell to TV's best show05/31/2018
    54:33
  23. 31.
    What great horror looks and sounds like, with the makers of The Terror and A Quiet Place05/24/2018
    55:54
  24. 32.
    Veteran comedy writer Nell Scovell on 30 years of being "the only woman in the room"05/17/2018
    51:51
  25. 33.
    The Magicians' Sera Gamble on making great fantasy TV without Game of Thrones money05/09/2018
    37:23
  26. 34.
    Thanos and Roseanne: how two mad titans took over pop culture05/02/2018
    49:21
  27. 35.
    Why 2001: A Space Odyssey is still one of the greatest films ever made, 50 years later04/25/2018
    1:05:44
  28. 36.
    How Jean Smart beat Hollywood's age biases to build a nearly 40-year career04/18/2018
    46:08
  29. 37.
    Wonderful Midwestern moms, explained by comedian Louie Anderson (who plays his own mom on TV)04/11/2018
    47:07
  30. 38.
    The 5 best coming-of-age movies about teen girls04/04/2018
    41:20
  31. 39.
    Jason Katims, showrunner of Friday Night Lights and Rise, on why teens make great TV03/28/2018
    44:22
  32. 40.
    How to write a joke for President Obama03/21/2018
    57:34
  33. 41.
    Bill Nye, on becoming the Science Guy and Saving the World03/14/2018
    47:59
  34. 42.
    Designing the worst workplace in the world. (Only for a TV show. Don’t worry.)03/07/2018
    57:47
  35. 43.
    The "I Think You’re Interesting" Oscars Spectacular 02/28/2018
    1:11:42
  36. 44.
    Bonus: Today, Explained. "Black Panther Is the Most Important Movie of 2018"02/23/2018
    17:23
  37. 45.
    Love the look of Black Panther's Wakanda? Meet the woman who designed its costumes.02/21/2018
    1:01:01
  38. 46.
    Finding work — or just creating your own — as a deaf actor in Hollywood02/14/2018
    1:00:23
  39. 47.
    Bonus: The Podium, from the Vox Media Podcast Network and NBC Sports02/09/2018
    24:56
  40. 48.
    "Narnia was not up to code": The Magicians' Lev Grossman on building fantastical worlds02/07/2018
    1:01:13
  41. 49.
    Justina Machado is giving one of TV's best performances. Here's her acting advice.01/31/2018
    1:05:29
  42. 50.
    How Hans Zimmer found the music of the ocean01/24/2018
    1:04:37
  43. 51.
    The best film and TV performances of 2017, according to our critics panel01/17/2018
    1:01:50
  44. 52.
    Phil Rosenthal created Everybody Loves Raymond. Now he hosts a food and travel show. Can we have his life?01/10/2018
    1:13:18
  45. 53.
    Ask Todd Anything, with guest host Caroline Framke01/03/2018
    57:28
  46. 54.
    Is the secret to battling climate change a better promotional strategy?12/27/2017
    58:30
  47. 55.
    What happened in Hollywood in 2017 — and where it might go in 201812/20/2017
    1:10:07
  48. 56.
    Bonus: The writing life of Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist Chang Rae Lee12/14/2017
    57:00
  49. 57.
    How 2017's best animated film came to be12/13/2017
    1:00:56
  50. 58.
    John Ridley, Oscar-winning screenwriter, on how Los Angeles has and hasn’t changed since Rodney King12/06/2017
    1:06:24
  51. 59.
    Exploring the role of religion in the Trump era with Matt Carter, co-host of the Bad Christian podcast11/29/2017
    1:10:13
  52. 60.
    Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, and Emily V. Gordon talk about their movie The Big Sick11/22/2017
    1:05:51
  53. 61.
    How to not screw up Thanksgiving dinner, with chef Samin Nosrat11/15/2017
    1:06:36
  54. 62.
    The man who wrote the West Wing theme tells us how TV music is made11/08/2017
    1:05:12
  55. 63.
    Glenn Gordon Caron reinvented TV in the ’80s. Now he’s reviving the case-of-the-week show. 11/01/2017
    1:06:35
  56. 64.
    Russell Brand on life, addiction, and the pursuit of happiness10/25/2017
    1:04:38
  57. 65.
    BoJack Horseman's sly, funny brilliance, explained by the people who make it10/18/2017
    1:08:12
  58. 66.
    The 5 best superhero performances of all time, according to The Tick’s Griffin Newman10/11/2017
    54:49
  59. 67.
    Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet on making it as a heavyset actor in Hollywood10/04/2017
    1:06:02
  60. 68.
    Novelist Tom Perrotta on white privilege, gender identity, and Tracy Flick 20 years later09/27/2017
    58:38
  61. 69.
    Ken Burns’s name is synonymous with American history. His new film is eerily prescient.09/20/2017
    1:07:21
  62. 70.
    Nancy Cartwright is a grandmother — who plays the world’s most famous 10-year-old cartoon boy09/13/2017
    1:05:04
  63. 71.
    Actress Kellie Martin has been working since she was 7. Listen to this, and you'll love her as much as we do.09/06/2017
    1:04:37
  64. 72.
    How The Handmaid’s Tale traveled from page to screen, explained by showrunner Bruce Miller08/30/2017
    1:13:26
  65. 73.
    Actress Ann Dowd on how she builds her twisted, darkly iconic characters on The Handmaid's Tale and The Leftovers.08/23/2017
    1:00:49
  66. 74.
    How beloved book The Glass Castle became a movie.08/16/2017
    1:02:38
  67. 75.
    How PBS is navigating an especially hostile political era.08/09/2017
    1:01:44
  68. 76.
    How one small town recovered from being gutted by the Great Recession — and how it didn’t.08/02/2017
    55:22
  69. 77.
    Michaela Watkins on audition rituals, her worst college party, and playing a “coastal elite”07/26/2017
    1:05:07
  70. 78.
    How did a sheet with eyeholes come to be the symbol for a ghost? Director David Lowery explains.07/19/2017
    51:03
  71. 79.
    Errol Morris, one of the best interviewers ever, on true crime and the art of the documentary.07/12/2017
    47:39
  72. 80.
    Tired of boring blockbusters? Our critics pick the best summer movies of the 2000s.07/05/2017
    1:03:08
  73. 81.
    Comedian Maz Jobrani on making people laugh in a deeply divided America06/28/2017
    1:04:49
  74. 82.
    Alan Sepinwall, on why he doesn’t like the Netflix model of full-season stories06/21/2017
    46:27
  75. 83.
    Fear the Walking Dead's cast on shooting in Mexico in the era of Trump06/14/2017
    56:09
  76. 84.
    Damon Lindelof06/07/2017
    1:18:54
  77. 85.
    The Americans showrunners05/31/2017
    1:05:12
  78. 86.
    Alan Yang05/24/2017
    1:14:30
  79. 87.
    Ane Crabtree05/17/2017
    1:03:03
  80. 88.
    Chris Parnell05/10/2017
    59:51
  81. 89.
    Ezra Klein 05/03/2017
    1:06:33
  82. 90.
    Full Frontal04/26/2017
    44:31
  83. 91.
    Richard Kelly04/19/2017
    58:02
  84. 92.
    Phil LaMarr04/12/2017
    1:01:43
  85. 93.
    Rhea Seehorn04/05/2017
    1:06:22
  86. 94.
    Ceyda Torun03/29/2017
    58:06
  87. 95.
    Dave Malloy03/22/2017
    57:09
  88. 96.
    Laura Zak and Kate Fisher03/15/2017
    53:52
  89. 97.
    Desmin Borges03/08/2017
    41:03
  90. 98.
    Ryan Murphy03/01/2017
    46:23

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