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The actors, directors, showrunners and craftspeople behind your favorite films and TV series join hosts Mark Olsen, Yvonne Villarreal and Shawn Finnie to share intimate stories about their personal lives and creative processes — and how it all fuels their art.

We’re back for Oscar season, featuring in-depth insider conversations with the top contenders in this year’s race. Watch us on YouTube, follow us wherever you get your podcasts and find full transcripts of every episode at the pages below.

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America Ferrera delves into the debate over ‘Barbie’ and Nadia Stacey talks about crafting Emma Stone’s look in ‘Poor Things’ on the latest episode of ‘The Envelope.’

Feb. 22, 2024

‘The Envelope’ returns with Rodrigo Prieto, the cinematographer of ‘Barbie’ and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ 15-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren and ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ director Justine Triet.

Feb. 15, 2024

‘The Envelope’ returns with guests Ava DuVernay, the filmmaker behind ‘Origin,’ and Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Golden Globe winner for ‘The Holdovers.’

Jan. 11, 2024

In a new episode of “The Envelope,” “Past Lives” star Greta Lee and “The Color Purple” costume designer Francine Jamison-Tanchuck take us inside the worlds of two Oscar contenders.

Dec. 21, 2023

This week, we break down the Golden Globes nominations, discuss the power of Miles Morales with ‘Spider-Verse’ director Kemp Powers, and catch up with Jeffrey Wright.

Dec. 14, 2023

Hosts Mark Olsen, Yvonne Villarreal and Shawn Finnie discuss the top contenders in the 2024 Oscar race on the season premiere of The Envelope.

Dec. 7, 2023

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‘Succession’ director Mark Mylod shares his motivation to tell stories about class, why we care about the Roys, and filming ‘Connor’s Wedding’ on The Envelope podcast.

Aug. 24, 2023

Star Lisa Vanderpump and EP Alex Baskin discuss #Scandoval, the Bravo series’ first Emmy nominations, reality TV unions and more on “The Envelope” podcast.

Aug. 17, 2023

Writers and actors on strike are forcing Hollywood to address deep-seated issues. The latest from the protests and what’s at stake on The Envelope podcast.

Aug. 10, 2023

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini play besties on ‘Dead to Me’ and adore each other in real life. In this conversation, they go deep on grief, health and trust. Listen and read the full transcript here.

June 15, 2023

Christina Ricci discusses ‘Yellowjackets,’ why Jenna Ortega is ‘perfect’ as Wednesday Addams and what an actor should ask first about their character. Listen and read the full transcript here.

June 8, 2023

James Marsden is a jerk on ‘Jury Duty,’ but never at the expense of the show’s true protagonist, Ronald Gladden. Listen and read the full transcript here.

June 1, 2023

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“Everything Everywhere All at Once” star Michelle Yeoh discusses tokenism, aging, her dangerous early-career stunts and why she prays every night for an Oscar. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Feb. 7, 2023

Writer-director Todd Field used ‘Tár’ as his opportunity to make a film about power starring Cate Blanchett as a character he’s been thinking about for a decade. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Jan. 10, 2023

Director Darren Aronofsky dives deep on “The Whale,” fatphobia, human connection and how he feels about Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Dec. 13, 2022

Keke Palmer tells us about working with Jordan Peele on ‘Nope,’ being her family’s breadwinner as a child and how she navigates the exploitation baked into Hollywood. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Dec. 6, 2022

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann discusses Elvis Presley’s controversial ties to Black music and what the singer’s dynamic with Colonel Tom Parker reveals about America. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Nov. 15, 2022

Emmy nominee Rhea Seehorn breaks down the ‘Better Call Saul’ series finale, opens up about Bob Odenkirk’s heart attack and more. Listen and read the full transcript here.

Aug. 15, 2022

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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.

Aug. 9, 2022

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.

Aug. 2, 2022

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.

July 26, 2022

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.

June 23, 2022

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.

June 21, 2022

‘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.

June 7, 2022

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

May 31, 2022

‘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.

May 24, 2022

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

March 25, 2022

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.

March 8, 2022

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.

March 1, 2022

‘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.

Feb. 22, 2022

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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.

Feb. 15, 2022

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.

Feb. 8, 2022

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.

Feb. 1, 2022

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.

Jan. 25, 2022

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.

Jan. 18, 2022

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

Jan. 11, 2022

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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.

Jan. 4, 2022

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

Dec. 26, 2021

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

Dec. 21, 2021

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

Dec. 14, 2021

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

Dec. 7, 2021

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

Nov. 30, 2021

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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.

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