The Envelope Podcast

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A-list actors, directors and showrunners join entertainment reporters Mark Olsen and Yvonne Villarreal to share intimate stories about their personal lives and creative processes — and how it all fuels their art.

We’re back for Emmys season, featuring in-depth insider conversations with TV’s biggest stars. New episodes every Tuesday. Listen and read full transcripts below, and follow us wherever you get your podcasts.

Emmy nominee Colman Domingo discusses modeling ‘Euphoria’ character Ali after someone dear to his heart. He also reflects on redemption and forgiveness, calls himself a nerd and dishes on how he met Zendaya. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Emmy nominee Melanie Lynskey opens up about how her “Yellowjackets” fame is treating her, how she reached self-love after struggling with an eating disorder and why she likes to play women who take up lots of space. Plus: Her impression of Drew Barrymore, and a visit from a very special guest. Listen and read the full transcript here.

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Bill Hader and his dark comedy “Barry” have again raked in a slew of Emmy nominations. He dishes on starring in, writing, directing and executive producing his creation. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Gillian Anderson, who plays Eleanor Roosevelt on the Showtime series “The First Lady,” on the importance of Roosevelt’s loving relationship with journalist Lorena Hickok, why “Sex Education” initially didn’t click with her, and the long legacy of “The X-Files.”Listen and read the full transcript here.

Simone Ashley, who plays Kate Sharma in “Bridgerton,” discusses the joys and responsibility of onscreen representation and how her upbringing taught her to dream big. Listen and read the full transcript here.

‘Candy’ star and executive producer Jessica Biel on the pressures of projecting perfection and how she moved on from her ‘7th Heaven’ persona. Listen and read the full transcript here.

‘Stranger Things’ star David Harbour discusses season 4, Hopper’s transformation, and his own mental health journey. Listen and read the full transcript here.

‘Grace and Frankie’ stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda open up about their fabled friendship, dispel widespread myths about aging, and share why hope is a moral imperative. Listen and read the full transcript here.

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L.A. Times film critics discuss this year’s Academy Awards on “The Envelope” podcast.

In a special episode of ‘The Envelope,’ Moore explains why Rebecca’s choice in “Taboo” made her ‘so nervous’ and teases what’s coming in the series finale. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Oscar nominee Ariana DeBose on her portrayal of Anita in Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ and why it’s time to retire the term ‘ethnically ambiguous.’ Listen and read the full transcript here.

‘King Richard’ actor Aunjanue Ellis discusses her performance as Oracene Price, mother of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. The first-time Oscar nominee shares why she fought for the role and for more screen time for her overlooked character. Listen and read the full transcript here.

The “Succession” star sounds off on the Roy sibling alliance, Roman’s relationship with Gerri, and THAT Jeremy Strong article. Listen and read the full transcript here.

How sifting through 40 hours of archival footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival led to Questlove’s directorial debut, ‘Summer of Soul.” Listen and read the full transcript here.

The director of “Spencer” details the historical truths in his Princess Diana fable, explains the film’s handling of Diana’s eating disorder and relationship with her sons, and shares the moment on set when Kristen Stewart “lost it” in a good way. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Beanie Feldstein takes us inside ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ and previews her role in the upcoming Broadway revival of ‘Funny Girl.’ Listen and read the full transcript here.

Maggie Gyllenhaal discusses the “electrifying” experience that led to adapting Elena Ferrante’s “The Lost Daughter,” and the joys of finally directing. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Listen to Daniel Dae Kim on “The Envelope” podcast and read the full transcript here.

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Listen to Mahershala Ali and Benjamin Cleary’s Q&A with Mark Olsen, live from the “Swan Song” premiere at AFI Fest.

Listen to Issa Rae break down the series finale of “Insecure” The Envelope and read the full transcript here.

Listen to Halle Berry on “The Envelope” podcast and read the fully transcript here.

Listen to Adam McKay on “The Envelope” podcast and read the full transcript here.

Listen to Jennifer Coolidge’s conversation with Yvonne Villarreal and read the full transcript here.

Listen and read the full transcript of Kirsten Dunst and Mark Olsen’s conversation here.

Listen to “The Envelope” season two trailer now.

Catch up on season one of The Envelope, featuring interview with Kate Winslet, Barry Jenkins, and Anya Taylor Joy

The Team

The Envelope podcast is hosted by Mark Olsen and Yvonne Villarreal; produced by Heba Elorbany and Asal Ehsanipour, and edited by Heba Elorbany and Shani O. Hilton; engineering and theme music by Mike Heflin; audience strategy by Samantha Melbourneweaver, Amy Wong, Gabby Fernandez and Christina Schoellkopf; marketing by Richard Hernandez, Tova Weinstock, Patricia Gardiner, Brandon Sides and Dylan Harris. Special thanks to Clint Schaff, Matt Brennan, Geoff Berkshire, Elena Howe, Glenn Whipp and Daniel Gaines.