The Treatment

By KCRW, Elvis Mitchell

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Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

Episode Date
Jordan Klepper: 'The Opposition'

Political comedian Jordan Klepper explores himself as a character while hosting “The Opposition."

Jun 13, 2018
Bart Layton: 'American Animals'

Director Bart Layton discusses Darwinistic irony in “American Animals."

Jun 06, 2018
Judd Apatow: 'The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling'

Filmmaker Judd Apatow explores the life of a mentor and fellow comedian in “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling."

May 30, 2018
André Leon Talley: 'The Gospel According to André'

Former editor of Vogue magazine André Leon Talley talks life and fashion in “The Gospel According to André."

May 23, 2018
Christopher Nolan: “2001: A Space Odyssey”

Director Christopher Nolan revives a classic in the 50th anniversary 70mm reprint of “2001: A Space Odyssey."

May 16, 2018
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman

Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.

May 09, 2018
Chris Nashawaty: 'Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story'

Author Chris Nashawaty talks talent and ego in his book "Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story."

May 02, 2018
Chloe Zhao: 'The Rider'

Director Chloe Zhao talks working with non-actors in the Americana tale “The Rider."

Apr 25, 2018
Lynne Ramsay & Joaquin Phoenix: 'You Were Never Really Here'

Director Lynne Ramsay and actor Joaquin Phoenix discuss adapting “You Were Never Really Here” to film.

Apr 18, 2018
Agyesh Madan & Nicholas Ragosta: Stòffa

Menswear designers Agyesh Madan & Nicholas Ragosta talk responsible production of Stòffa.

Apr 11, 2018
Barry Levinson: Paterno

Director Barry Levinson discusses taking on the world of docu-drama, this time in HBO’s “Paterno”.

Apr 04, 2018
Andrew Haigh: 'Lean On Pete'

Director Andrew Haigh talks “Lean On Pete” and the appealing emotional trajectory of his characters.

Mar 28, 2018
Amman Abbasi: "Dayveon"

Director, composer and writer Amman Abbasi discusses his debut feature film “Dayveon”.

Mar 21, 2018
Peter Becker: “The Criterion Collection”

Peter Becker, president of the home video distribution company The Criterion Collection, has made a business on a mission not a product. Focusing on licensing "important classic and contemporary films" and selling them to film aficionados, Becker discusses what sets Criterion apart from any other dvd/blu-ray distribution service as well as utilizing their film stock in classic theatre and museum use. He also explains his theory in most people wanting to attend film school 10 minutes a month and producing upcoming projects around this idea.

Mar 14, 2018
John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein: “Game Night”

Directing duo John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein talk alternative comedy approach in “Game Night."

Mar 07, 2018
Raan & Shea Parton: Apolis: Global Citizen

Brothers Raan & Shea Parton, founder of Apolis: Global Citizen clothing brand discuss social change within commerce.

Feb 28, 2018
Mark Bridges: 'Phantom Thread'

Academy Award nominee Marc Bridges discusses the importance of cloth as the costume designer for “Phantom Thread."

Feb 20, 2018
Jack Viertel: The Secret Life of The American Musical

Theatrical producer Jack Vertiel talks history and influence of theatre in his book, “The Secret Life of The American Musical”.

Feb 14, 2018
Ruben Ostlund: The Square

Swedish director Ruben Ostlund discusses social contracts in “The Square," today on The Treatment.

Feb 07, 2018
Giancarlo Esposito: Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Actor Giancarlo Esposito visits The Treatment to talk stepping into the dystopian world of “Maze Runner: The Death Cure”.

Jan 31, 2018
Alexandre Desplat: The Shape of Water

French film composer Alexandre Desplat talks creating a soundscape of love in “The Sound of Water”.

Jan 24, 2018
Dee Rees: Mudbound

Director Dee Rees discusses her unintentionally autobiographical film “Mudbound”.

Jan 16, 2018
Matthew Gelb: Prince of Smoke

Filmmaker Matthew Gelb explores the world of Cuban tobacco farming in Prince of Smoke.

Jan 10, 2018
Janusz Kaminski: The Post

Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski talks a career-long relationship with Steven Spielberg, most recently in The Post.

Jan 03, 2018
Guillermo del Toro: The Shape of Water

Director Guillermo del Toro talks love without boundaries in The Shape of Water.

Dec 27, 2017