The Official Winning Time Podcast

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The official companion podcast for the HBO Original series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, is hosted by writer and executive producer Rodney Barnes. Each week Rodney takes listeners behind the scenes with guests to unpack the stories, characters, and real life inspiration behind the show.  Guests include Winning Time director and executive producer Adam McKay, break-out star Quincy Isaiah (Magic Johnson), and some surprise guests along the way. Podcast episodes are available each week right after the latest episode of Winning Time on HBOMax. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios.


Episode Date
“Promised Land” (with Tamera Tomakili, Hadley Robinson and John C. Reilly)
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For episode 10 of the Winning Time Podcast, host Rodney Barnes talks with actress Tamera Tomakili about playing Cookie Johnson, and bonding with her on-screen love interest, Quincy Isaiah. Hadley Robinson, who plays Jeannie Buss shares her views on navigating the male dominated NBA and the complex relationship between Jeannie and Jerry Buss. Then, in the final interview of the season, Rodney sits down with acting legend John C. Reily to talk about playing maverick NBA owner and sport entertainment tycoon Jerry Buss. This is what we’ve been waiting for all season, now it’s here. Enjoy! The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 09, 2022
“Acceptable Loss” (with Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Wood Harris and Todd Banhazl)
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For episode nine of the Winning Time Podcast, host Rodney Barnes talks with three people whose contributions to the show are on full display in episode nine of the series. Director Salli Richardson-Whitfield reveals how she developed a relationship with the cast and how that enables her to get the best from each actor in their performance. Then the show’s director of photography Todd Banhazl opens up about the creative decisions that led to the look and feel of Winning Time. Last but not least, Rodney sits down with acting  legend Wood Harris who shares his thoughts on playing the mercurial NBA legend Spencer Haywood. Don’t miss out on this jam packed conversation. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 02, 2022
“California Dreaming” (with Adrien Brody & Rebecca Bertuch)
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Host Rodney Barnes talks with Adrien Brody about portraying the character of Pat Riley, specifically a version of Riley that differs from the person many NBA fans know and love. Brody shares his thoughts on Riley’s transformation over the course of the series and how he personally relates to the character's journey. Later in the episode, associate producer and Winning Time writer Rebecca Bertuch drops by to talk about perhaps the most defining moment of Cookie and Magic’s relationship. She also shares some valuable advice for young creators in Hollywood. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with HyperObject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 25, 2022
“Invisible Man” (with Rob Morgan and Idan Ravin)
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For episode seven of the Winning Time Podcast, host Rodney Barnes welcomes the extraordinary Rob Morgan to the podcast. Rob Morgan tells us about his approach to acting and how he is able to add more nuance to his role as Earvin Johnson Sr. It's a beautiful conversation as Rob describes how his father showed him the value of hard work, compassion, and his connection with breakout star Quincy Isaiah. Later in the episode, basketball trainer Idan Ravin stops by to share his journey and how he physically worked with Rodney to bring  basketball to life on screen. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 18, 2022
“Memento Mori” (with Snoop Dogg)
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For episode six of the Winning Time Podcast, host Rodney Barnes welcomes superstar Snoop Dogg to the podcast. He opens up about his love of the Lakers past and present, his relationship with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, his respect for Jeanie and Jerry Buss, and his wild times in The Forum Club.  Snoop and Rodney are good friends so their rapport, and their shared love of the Lakers Showtime era, is a pure joy to hear. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with HyperObject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 11, 2022
“Pieces of a Man” (with Dr. Solomon Hughes and Tanya Hamilton)
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For episode five of the Winning Time Podcast, host Rodney Barnes welcomes Solomon Hughes, Phd who is making his screen acting debut as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in “Winning Time” and episode five director Tanya Hamilton. Rodney and Solomon reflect on the importance of Kareem Abdul Jabar’s legacy, and how they channeled their own experiences being tall black men into the character. With Hamilton, Rodney talks about what drew her to the project and how she thought about the Kareem/Magic dynamic. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 04, 2022
“Who the F**k Is Jack McKinney?” (with De’Vaughn Nixon and Sarah Scott)
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Host Rodney Barnes talks with intimacy coordinator Sarah Scott about working with the cast to shoot the sex and nudity scenes, making sure that everyone feels safe and respected on set. Then, Rodney sits down with actor DeVaughn Nixon, who opens up about playing his father, Laker legend Norm Nixon. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 28, 2022
“The Good Life” (with Max Borenstein and Jim Hecht)
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Host Rodney Barnes welcomes showrunner Max Borenstein and executive producer Jim Hecht to the studio for The Official Winning Time Podcast episode 3. Rodney and Max talk about their behind-the-scenes writing dynamic and how “giving audiences what they don’t know” about the Showtime Lakers has guided their process. Then Rodney and Max are joined by Jim Hecht, who shares how he was at a personal and professional low when he found new passion thanks to Jeff Pearlman’s book, Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 21, 2022
“Is That All There Is?” (with Quincy Isaiah and Jeff Pearlman)
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For episode two of the Winning Time Podcast, host Rodney Barnes welcomes actor Quincy Isaiah and author Jeff Pearlman to the studio.  First, Rodney discusses Quincy’s physical transformation to play Magic Johnson and both men take a moment to praise actors Rob Morgan and Lisa Gay Hamilton for their roles in portraying a healthy black family in 1970s Detroit. Then, Jeff Pearlman, author of  Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s gives his thoughts on this era of Lakers basketball. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 14, 2022
“The Swan” (with Adam McKay)
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In the first episode of the Winning Time podcast, host Rodney Barnes talks to executive producer, director, and “Hoop Head” Adam McKay. They discuss the origin of the series and how the showtime Lakers  transformed sports entertainment in the late 70s. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 07, 2022
Coming Soon: The Official Winning Time Podcast
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The official companion podcast for the HBO Original series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, is hosted by writer and executive producer Rodney Barnes. He’ll dive into the history of the Lakers, the organization's unsung heroes, and speak to the actors who play the basketball icons on screen. Other guests include writers, directors and executive producers, and some special guests along the way. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 25, 2022