Variety’s Playback podcast – hosted by Kristopher Tapley – is another great resource for in-depth conversations with Awards Season contenders, as well as insightful Oscar prognostication.
Dating all the way back to September 2016, interviewees include nominees such as Mel Gibson, Barry Jenkins, Casey Affleck, Damien Chazelle, Viola Davis, Kenneth Lonergan, Ava DuVernay, Jeff Bridges, and many many more. These are serious conversations about the actual craft, process, and art of filmmaking, not the gossip fluff.
You can scroll through links to the season’s episodes on this page at Variety, or you can download them from iTunes by clicking here.
And for more Oscar conversations, check out Awards Chatter from The Hollywood Reporter. Hosted by Scott Feinberg, you can find a link to all of its 2016 Awards Season episodes here or on iTunes.