Brit Marling first attracted some attention when two movies she co-wrote and starred in premiered at Sundance in the same year. In her latest project, the Netflix drama "The OA," Brit plays Prairie, a blind woman who goes missing for years, then reappears with her sight restored, harboring secrets. She talks with Brendan about the cosmic questions in her art, emotional anthropology, and coral reefs.
You may know comedian Cristela Alonzo from her ABC comedy series "Cristela," but she initially got her start performing standup in her home state of Texas. Now, she's got a new comedy special launching January 24 on Netflix. It's called "Lower Classy," and before she tells our audience how to behave, we chat with her about New Kids on the Block day dreams and more.
After chatting with us about her upcoming Netflix standup special and explaining the story of why the sight of Girl Scouts struck fear into her mother's heart, the comedian stuck around to answer our few of our listeners' etiquette questions on dealing with persnickety aunts and explains why there is no expiration date on getting even.
Actor Mackenzie Davis plays the punk rock coding genius Cameron in the AMC series "Halt and Catch Fire." Her latest film is called "Always Shine." It's both a psychological thriller and a look at the sexist pressures of Hollywood. She talks with Brendan about the gender stories featured in the film and the trend of female characters that seem to be a little too perfect.
In a couple of weeks one of TV's most beloved recent dramas is getting a reboot on Netflix. The show is "Gilmore Girls." The revival, consisting of four 90-minute episodes, premieres on the November 25th on Netflix. So, to educate our hosts about the show and to attempt to get non-viewers excited about it, we enlisted the help of Demi Adejuyigbe, co-host of the hit podcast "Gilmore Guys."
Kyle Kinane has earned a following with gravel-voiced, self-deprecating stories, often about what he ate or drank-- or wished he didn't. He's appeared on Netflix in Judd Apatow's series "Love," and you can also hear him on Comedy Central, where he's their voice-over announcer. His new special premieres on that channel on Oct. 15. It's called "Loose In Chicago." This week, he teaches us how we can find serenity in grocery store aisles, conspiracy theorists, and more.
We've got a brand-new "Guest List," in which an interesting person lists some interesting things. This time around the guest is comedian Eric Andre, host of "The Eric Andre Show." Eric to lists a few disastrous interviews that served as "inspirations" for him to purposefully create one of the worst talk shows ever.
Seth Meyers spent a decade at "Saturday Night Live," eventually becoming that show's head writer and the anchor of its satirical news segment "Weekend Update." He left the show in February 2014 to take the helm at "Late Night" on NBC, a spot made famous by David Letterman. He explains his favorite part of his job, what it’s like to have “beef” with Donald Trump, and why he’s the ultimate indoorsman.
Over the last 20 years, Jim Gaffigan has become one of America's most-watched stand-up comics, with self-deprecating observations about raising five kids with his wife, and especially about his love of food. In fact, a couple years back, he published the best-selling book called, "Food: A Love Story." These days he’s out on tour and his TV Land sitcom, "The Jim Gaffigan Show," which he writes and produces with his wife Jeannie, is now in the midst of its second season. The comedian explains why the "Jim" you see on stage and on screen is a little dumber than his real-life counterpart, before delving into our listeners' hamburger hardships.
You may've seen Shiri Appleby in "Charlie Wilson's War" opposite Tom Hanks, or in her recurring role on HBO's "Girls," or starring in the series "Roswell." These days, she's known for her dark star turn as the character Rachel, in the Peabody-winning Lifetime series "UnREAL." The actor and director chats with us about what it’s like to be part of a fictional show about a non-fiction show, which sometimes borders on fiction… got it?