'House of Cards': Corey Stoll on sex, politics and going shirtless

Corey Stoll dropped by The Times' TV studio to talk about his role as Congressman Peter Russo on Netflix's political drama "House of Cards." Stoll discussed the reception to the show's all-episodes-at-once distribution (he had a Facebook friend watch all 13 episodes the moment they dropped!) and the challenges and satisfactions of playing a character who shuttles between the gutter and glory at an amazing speed.

It's a pretty spoiler-rific chat, so if you haven't finished "House of Cards" yet (what's taking you so long?), you'd best do your homework before listening to the chat above.