KCRW's The Business

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Support KCRW's public radio podcasts. Join online at KCRW.com or call 800-600-5279. The Business is the show about the business of show business. It goes beyond the glitz and glamour to the who, what, why and how of making movies and TV. The Business is hosted by respected entertainment industry journalist Kim Masters of the Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW. Each week The Business features an analysis of top Hollywood news with John Horn of the Los Angeles Times, in-depth interviews and the occasional feature story.More from KCRW's The Business »

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Joe Berlinger Reflects on Long Career & New Tony Robbins Doc

Joe Berlinger says his mind is boggled by the criticism of his new film, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru. Some critics think Berlinger should have approached his subject with a more skeptical eye, but the award-winning veteran documentarian says that was never the point of the movie.

Joe Berlinger Reflects on Long Career & New Tony Robbins Doc

Emmy-nominated Noah Hawley on crafting the 'Fargo' universe

Writer-producer Noah Hawley, recently Emmy-nominated for both writing and directing in season 2 of Fargo, tells us how he gets so much writing done, why he doesn't ever want to work in broadcast TV again, and what he knows so far about Fargo season 3.

Emmy-nominated Noah Hawley on crafting the 'Fargo' universe

Jerrod Carmichael on Bringing Heart and Truth Back to the Sitcom

Jerrod Carmichael's NBC series The Carmichael Show takes an old-fashioned approach to the sitcom--complete with a live studio audience. Still, the show tackles topical issues from guns to religion. He tells us why he loves the multi-cam set-up and what other modern day sitcoms are missing.

Jerrod Carmichael on Bringing Heart and Truth Back to the Sitcom

Revisiting Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Creator of Lifetime's 'UnREAL'

The dramedy UnREAL, now in its second season, is a major departure from the typical Lifetime fare. The series co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro tells us how her past experience working on The Bachelor led to the creation of a show all about the behind-the-scenes machinations of a reality TV producer.

Revisiting Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Creator of Lifetime's 'UnREAL'

Maria Bamford and Pam Brady on 'Lady Dynamite'

In the new Netflix series Lady Dynamite, comedian Maria Bamford plays a version of herself, trying to regain her footing following a battle with mental illness. Bamford and show co-creator Pam Brady talk about how they developed the show and keep the real Bamford sane on set while she plays the semi-fictional Bamford on TV.

Maria Bamford and Pam Brady on 'Lady Dynamite'

Tim Miller, Simon Kinberg on 'Deadpool' & that Mysterious Leak

Director Tim Miller and producer Simon Kinberg tell us how Deadpool went from being almost dead at Fox to an R-rated box office sensation. And as for the leaked test footage that made fans go wild and got the movie made? Miller swears it wasn't him.

Tim Miller, Simon Kinberg on 'Deadpool' & that Mysterious Leak

Seth Meyers on 'Late Night' and Taking a Point of View

As the host of NBC's Late Night, Seth Meyers has been tearing into this unhinged election year — and he feels no obligation to strive for fake balance. He defends himself against that and the semi-serious charge that his insults drove Donald Trump to run for president.

Seth Meyers on 'Late Night' and Taking a Point of View

Julie Klausner on Romantic Friendships and 'Difficult People'

Comedian Julie Klausner is the creator and star of the Hulu comedy Difficult People. She tells us how her experience writing recaps of reality shows for Vulture informs her character on the show and why she and Billy Eichner, her friend and co-star, will never have a fight on air.

Julie Klausner on Romantic Friendships and 'Difficult People'

'Weiner' Filmmakers; Matt Walsh & Timothy Simons on 'Veep'

Directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg set out to make a documentary about what could have been Anthony Weiner's comeback campaign. When everything tanked, they kept their cameras rolling. And actors Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh tell us about working with a new showrunner in Season 5 of HBO's Veep.

'Weiner' Filmmakers; Matt Walsh & Timothy Simons on 'Veep'

'The Grinder' Rests, but Rob Lowe Does Not

In Fox's wry sitcom The Grinder, Rob Lowe starred as an actor famous for playing a lawyer on TV. The show drew praise from critics, but struggled in the ratings. Now it's been cancelled and Lowe tells us he's questioning what's next.

'The Grinder' Rests, but Rob Lowe Does Not

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