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The Talkhouse Film Podcast

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Apr 11, 2017

On the occasion of the episode becoming a Webby Award honoree, Talkhouse podcast producer Elia Einhorn and Talkhouse Film's Editor-in-Chief Nick Dawson revisit the very special conversation from 2016 between hip-hop star, actor and longtime Pee-wee Herman fan Kid Cudi and Pee-wee himself, Paul Reubens. In addition to the full original talk between the two — which touches on how they first met, Reubens' journey to bring Pee-wee Herman back to the big screen, Cudi's strong dislike of skunks (and recent encounter with a mountain lion), and a discussion by both of future creative projects — you get to listen to the full backstory of how this unlikely episode came together. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Apr 6, 2017

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, Talkhouse podcast producer Elia Einhorn and Talkhouse Film's Editor-in-Chief, Nick Dawson, look back on the some of best moments from episodes recorded in the first quarter of 2017. Highlights include: Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein talking Wikipedia errors; Penelope Spheeris looking back on directing Donald Trump in The Little Rascals; Neal Brennan on how he and Seth Meyers thought they had “conquered” Trump through satire; Kirsten Johnson asking Agnès Varda about her favorite colors; and Morgan Spurlock and Louis Theroux discussing porn and Nipplegate. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film. 

Mar 23, 2017

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, comedian Tim Heidecker sits down with Adam Curtis, the BBC filmmaker whose sprawling, epic political documentaries about have in recent years made him a cult figure. In a highly engaged conversation, the two discuss Curtis' past making films about “talented animals,” tropes in current pop music (and how dull music in docs is), Donald Trump, how John Oliver and Jon Stewart contributed to Trump's success, the power of storytelling in politics, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

Mar 16, 2017

In conversation on the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast are Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock and Louis Theroux, whose latest documentary, My Scientology Movie, is in theaters now. In a highly entertaining discussion, the two talk about: Michael Moore; the joys and pitfalls of immersive journalism; Theroux's time with the infamous British TV presenter Jimmy Saville; getting up close and personal with bigots, pedophiles, Ted Nugent and other unsavory characters; whether or not Louis hates Alex Gibney (who, of course, made his own Scientology doc); Janet Jackson and Nipplegate; and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

Mar 14, 2017

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, documentary cinematographer and Cameraperson director Kirsten Johnson sits down with the legendary French New Wave auteur Agnès Varda, in town for a gallery exhibit of her art at Blum & Poe and a French Institute film series. In a wonderfully thoughtful and engaged conversation, the two discuss Varda's artwork, how her films play with time, finding permission as an artist, Varda's feelings about New York City, her forthcoming documentary with the artist JR, her favorite color (!), and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

Mar 9, 2017

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, to mark the release of Dolph Lundgren's latest movie, Mike Mendez's B-horror Don't Kill It, regular Talkhouse Film contributor Joe Lynch, also the director of Everly and the forthcoming Mayhem, talks with the iconic action star. Among the topics the two discuss, aside from Mendez's film, include: Lundgren modeling his career on Clint Eastwood, his move into writing and directing, what he's learned from directors as diverse Sidney J. Furie and Sylvester Stallone, why it's worse to be chased by a 50-year-old guy with a shotgun than a 20-year-old with a shotgun, the political incorrectness of movie violence, the "Harvey Keitel penis genre," and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

Feb 23, 2017

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, to mark the release of his new Netflix hourlong special, 3 Mics, writer, director and standup comedian Neal Brennan sits down with Michael Kirk, a documentary director who has made numerous award-winning films for PBS' current affairs show Frontline, Brennan's favorite TV show of all time. In their wide-ranging conversation, the two discuss fake news; Brennan and Dave Chappelle watching Frontline on the tour bus together; how Errol Morris, Michael Moore and Adam Curtis have reshaped documentary; what John Oliver told Seth Meyers three days after the election; which political power player refers to himself as Darth Vader; and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

Feb 7, 2017

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, we celebrate the 25th anniversary re-release of Wayne's World with a conversation between the film's director, Penelope Spheeris – who also made the legendary trilogy of Decline of Western Civilization punk documentaries – and Jeanie Finlay, a maker of music docs herself and also a big Wayne's World fan. Over the course of their highly entertaining chat, the two discuss: all things Wayne's World, getting Ozzy Osbourne to make eggs in Decline Part II, IMDb errors, Spheeris' accidental career as a studio comedy director, the two mysterious documentary projects she's working on, exactly what she thought of Donald Trump when he made a cameo in Little Rascals, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

Feb 2, 2017

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn – whose new album We All Want the Same Things drops next month – sits down for a conversation with Late Night host Seth Meyers at his office at 30 Rock. Among the topics the two friends discuss include making the jump from SNL to late night, comedy in Trump's America, taking refuge in fiction and sports, why Bruce Springsteen is “the Harlem Globetrotters of music,” Meyers' favorite guests, the secret of a great skit (and a great song), and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

Jan 26, 2017

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, we look back on the year just past as the Talkhouse's podcast producer, Elia Einhorn, and Talkhouse Film's Editor-in-Chief, Nick Dawson, discuss some of their favorite moments from the Talkhouse Film podcasts of 2016. The highlights featured include Aidy Bryant on stealing Drake's candle and Jessi Klein confessing to calling Live Schreiber while day drunk; Kid Cudi opening up to Paul Reubens about his struggles adapting to fame; Max Landis pitching a found-footage Gremlins movie to Joe Dante; Michel Gondry talking with Terence Nance about his "disaster" of a love life; and Tim Heidecker and Chris Gethard inviting an army of fans to invade the podcast booth. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Jan 19, 2017

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, Portlandia's stars and co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein mark the start of the show's seventh season by sitting down together for a chat. Over the course of their wide-ranging conversation, the two friends and longtime collaborators discuss their cooking habits, bizarre medicinal uses for garlic, Fred's trip to Japan to find his roots, This is Spinal Tap, the difference between live comedy and live music, erroneous details on their Wikipedia pages, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

Dec 1, 2016

For the first time ever on the Talkhouse Film podcast, we have two brothers in conversation as Jason Schwartzman chats with his brother Robert Schwartzman (best known as the frontman of indie band Rooney), whose first film as a writer-director, Dreamland, is out now. In between bouts of fraternal bickering, the two talk about making the jump from music to movies, working with actors, MIDI files and player pianos (cue a serious geek-out from Jason), how Gene Wilder found his way into playing Willy Wonka, crazy real-life experiences with agents and A&R guys, Robert's aptitude with money (at least in comparison to Jason), and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Nov 22, 2016

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Perfect Pussy frontwoman talks with actress, director, singer and activist Rose McGowan. Their wide-ranging and compelling conversation touches on McGowan's troubled time in Hollywood; her move into directing; systemic misogyny, gender hypocrisy and violence against women; the no-holds-barred book she's currently writing, and much more – including a surprising and revelatory detour into their respective feelings about death. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Aug 16, 2016

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, standup comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani sits down with DANIELS (aka Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), the directors of one his recent favorite movies, Swiss Army Man. The trio talk about their latest projects – the aforementioned “farting corpse” movie, DANIELS' new interactive short Possibilia, and Nanjiani's upcoming feature as writer-actor The Big Sick – as well as the insurance-related impact of action thrillers and superhero movies, the effect ADHD and anxiety on Kwan and Nanjiani's careers and creativity, the perennial arguments Scheinert and Nanjiani have with their respective partners, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Aug 9, 2016

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, White Reindeer director and regular Talkhouse Film contributor Zach Clark sits down with one of his filmmaking idols, John Waters, whose second feature Multiple Maniacs is now on release in a beautifully restored new version. Clark and Waters' highly entertaining conversation touches on such topics as Waters' encounters with people as diverse as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Justin Bieber, the theatrical stunts he used to pull to get publicity for his films, why he loves Terrence Malick's movies (even though he really shouldn't), his mother's reaction to seeing his first film, recent movies he and Clark have enjoyed, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Aug 4, 2016

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Zac Stuart-Pontier, the editor of Catfish, Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Jinx, chats with his former collaborators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the directing team behind Catfish and the new thriller Nerve. In a wide-ranging conversation, the three old friends talk about the genesis of Catfish, favorite New York films, their movie tattoo tradition, the crazy dare inNerve Lionsgate thought they’d done for real, their upcoming projects – including a surprising left turn from Stuart-Pontier – and their colorful memories of the Meatpacking District from back in the day. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film atthetalkhouse.com/film.

Jul 28, 2016

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two legendary figures of the New York independent film scene, Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton and The Toxic Avenger director and Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman, sit down for a chat at Samsung 837. Their highly entertaining conversation touches on such subjects as how to survive as an indie filmmaker, their cinematic idols and influences, the advantages and disadvantages of working outside the system, all things scatological, Comic-Con, and Leni Riefenstahl's body odor. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Jul 21, 2016

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two of the funniest people around – Saturday Night Live's Aidy Bryant and Inside Amy Schumer's head writer, Jessi Klein – meet for the first time. Talking on the day Klein's new book, You'll Grow Out of It, is published, the two have a hilarious conversation about the very specific discomfort of SNL writing nights, Emmy awkwardness, casting nightmares, their SNL host crushes (which leads to a great story about Drake), the celebrity Jessi recently drunk-dialed, hot guys, bras and breasts, and a whole bunch more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Jul 7, 2016

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, filmmaker and regular Talkhouse Film contributor sits down for an intimate conversation with one of his favorite directors, Michel Gondry, whose latest film, Microbe and Gasoline, is in theaters now. The two discuss a variety of topics – including deep dives into music and romantic relationships, as well as film – and touch on such topics as the secret to Dave Chapelle's comic genius and to Noam Chomsky's romantic appeal, how Gondry played the drums with Paul McCartney and Kanye West, Gondry's fear of jokes and his love of the word "both,” and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Jun 30, 2016

On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, to mark the release of Nicolas Winding Refn's dark, stylish thriller The Neon Demon, filmmaker and Talkhouse Film contributor Aaron Stewart-Ahn sits down with the Danish director. In a highly entertaining conversation, Refn opens up about such diverse subjects as embracing narcism, how overcoming dyslexia taught him to turn his weaknesses into strengths, the filmmaking advice he received from Elia Kazan, the near-spiritual experiences he had communing with master auteurs Alejandro Jodorowsky and Dario Argento, his time as a club kid in New York City in the 1980s, his surprising home-viewing habits, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Jun 17, 2016

On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, musician, actor, writer and broadcaster Henry Rollins sits down with longtime friend and collaborator Alex Winter, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker also known for playing Bill in the Bill and Ted movies. In an inspiring, wide-ranging discussion touching on their many creative pursuits, the two talk about numerous subjects, including: how Crispin Glover encouraged Rollins to pursue acting, Winter's classic response to MTV's request for him to VJ in character as Bill, Rollins' story about taking a bus to a catastrophic audition for The Lion King, his planned documentary which was nixed in record time by National Geographic. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

May 31, 2016

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Tim and Eric's Tim Heidecker sits down in the Samsung 837 studio for a chat with Chris Gethard, of Broad City and The Chris Gethard Show. The two comedians discuss Heidecker's new record, In Glendale, their unusual career paths, Andy Kaufman, the SNL theme music, and more – before chaos (and even greater hilarity) ensues when they invite wave after wave of audience members to join them in the studio. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

May 6, 2016

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Jason Reitman talks with fellow director Karyn Kusama, whose fine new film, The Invitation, is out now. Over the course of their fascinating and intimate conversation, Kusama and Reitman discuss misleading trailers, the impact of TV's golden age on cinema, the pros and cons of test screening, how parenthood affects their approach to filmmaking, the end of the world, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

May 3, 2016

On the new episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, as she winds up the Kickstarter campaign for Axis, her debut feature as director, the multi-talented Aisha Tyler talks with fellow actress-turned-director Amber Tamblyn, whose Paint It Black premieres in June at the LA Film Festival. In their very entertaining and funny conversation, the two discuss their respective paths to the director's chair, great L.A. movies (and Keeping Up with the Kardashians), why Amber is Aisha's "Oreo tit," how Aisha is a “machine,” and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

Apr 21, 2016

On a very special new episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, to coincide with the release of Pee-wee's Big Holiday, hip-hop star, actor and longtime Pee-wee Herman fan Kid Cudi is in conversation with Pee-wee himself, Paul Reubens. The topics they talk about include how they first met, Reubens' journey to bring Pee-wee Herman back to the big screen, Cudi's strong dislike of skunks (and recent encounter with a mountain lion), plus a discussion by both of planned creative projects that they've never talked about before. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.

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