Emily Mortimer played the wealthy, cheated-upon wife in Woody Allen's "Match Point and appeared in the Martin Scorsese films "Shutter Island" and "Hugo." But her latest project is a TV series, the comedy "Doll & Em," which she created with her best friend, Dolly Wells. The actor puts friendships under the lens, examines the trend of actors giving meta-performances, and why dogs in Shakespeare's work might been a bit of pandering.
Julie Klausner hosts the very funny pop culture podcast "How Was Your Week." And she's now the co-mastermind of the Hulu comedy series "Difficult People." Klausner tells us about her pop culture romance with Billy Eichner and the PBS vs. NPR rivalry she hopes to exacerbate... then tells our listeners to get a face tattoo.
Uzo Aduba was known mainly as a Broadway actress -- she starred in the revival of the musical "Godspell" a few years back. But these days she's known for her deeply sympathetic portrayal of Suzanne, a.k.a. "Crazy Eyes," on the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." The actress digs deep into her character's love-based pursuits, reveals her most unconventional fan interaction, and asks to keep her pie.
The "Rectify" star, best known for her roles in distinguished cable dramas, tells Brendan about her "Floribama" roots, her big break from "Mad Men," and undergoing therapy in public.
The "Rectify" and "True Detective" actress puts a modern twist on the ol' light bulb joke with a little vegan humor.
For years, actor and comedian Chris Gethard hosted the cult favorite public access TV show, "The Chris Gethard Show." Now his show is on the Fusion network, and he tells us about some of the twisted, hard-to-categorize variety shows that shaped his tastes.
Actor Zachary Quinto chats with Rico about his central role in the NBC drama "The Slap," his late mentor Leonard Nimoy, and a very special gift he received that once belonged to Tennessee Williams.
Issa Rae shares a joke which combines art, culture, and food, so obviously we approve.