‘Severance,’ ‘The Girl from Plainville’ and the 80s R&B songs that still make music journalist Danyel Smith want to dance
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes actor and director Ben Stiller, whose newest project as director is the Apple TV+ series "Severance." Then actress Chloë Sevigny speaks about her latest role as a mother in crisis in the Hulu true crime series “The Girl from Plainville.” And finally on The Treat, music journalist and author of “Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop,” Danyel Smith tells us about the Midnight Star album that brings it all back.
‘Late Night with Seth Meyers,’ ‘We Own This City,’ and the vintage clothing that inspires menswear designer Emily Bode
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Meyers talks about how the show has changed for the better since the pandemic began. Next, “We Own This City” writer and producer David Simon explains how we’re continuing to lose the drug war. And finally, on The Treat, menswear designer Emily Bode talks about the vintage clothing items that inspire her.
‘Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama,’ ‘Game Theory with Bomani Jones’ and why ‘The Godfather’ resonates with Native American writer Sierra Teller Ornelas
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes actor Bob Odenkirk, star of “Better Call Saul,” which is in its final season on AMC. Odenkirk also wrote the memoir “Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama” about his long and ultimately satisfying career in television. Next, Bomani Jones, host of HBO’s “Game Theory with Bomani Jones,” talks about the challenge in having nuanced conversations about the intersection of sports and culture. And finally, on The Treat, “Rutherford Falls” co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas talks about the impact of the film “The Godfather” on her as a storyteller.
‘Rothaniel,’ ‘Girls5eva,’ and the surprising film that jump started John Waters’ career
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes comedian and director Jerrod Carmichael, who explores truth and honesty in his HBO special “Rothaniel” and his feature directorial debut “On the Count of Three.” Next, Paula Pell, one of the stars of Peacock’s “Girls5eva” talks about coming into her prime as a performer in her fifties. And finally, on The Treat, director John Waters reveals the 1940s film that set him on his unique and outrageous career path.
‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ ‘Rutherford Falls,’ and Whitney Houston’s Greatest Album
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Robin Thede, creator and star of HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” to talk about the groundbreaking show’s cinematic look and multi-layered approach to comedy. Then “Rutherford Falls” co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas joins us to discuss some of the absurd situations she has found herself in as a Native American that have found their way into the show. And finally, for The Treat, culture critic Gerrick Kennedy talks about the impact of Whitney Houston’s 1998 album “My Love is Your Love.”