Maya Rudolph, the making of ‘Bull Durham,’ and Ethan Hawke on The Treat
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with Emmy-winning actress Maya Rudolph, who currently stars in the Apple TV+ series “Loot.” Next, writer and director Ron Shelton joins us to talk about what really went on behind the scenes of the 1988 baseball classic “Bull Durham.” And finally, on The Treat, actor and director Ethan Hawke tells about a stage performance he witnessed that was life affirming.
John Waters, Zach Mehrbach and KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez on The Treat
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes back director and novelist John Waters, whose latest tasteless and delightful work is the novel “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance.” Next, ZMF Headphones founder Zach Mehrbach joins us to talk about bringing the experience of being in an old movie theater to his headphone design. And finally, Morning Becomes Eclectic co-host Anthony Valadez talks about the song he heard as a kid in LA that still moves him.
Adrian Tomine, Michelle and Robert King, and The Treat
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down for a conversation with graphic novelist Adrian Tomine, whose recent work inspired the film “Paris, 13th District.” Next, a conversation with TV creators, writing partners, and partners in life, Michelle and Robert King, whose current TV dramas include “The Good Fight” and “Evil.” And finally for The Treat, MUBI podcast host Rico Gagliano talks about why the, at times, bleak Wim Wenders film “Wings of Desire” gives him hope.
‘The Beauty of Dusk,’ ‘Revive: Los Angeles’ and the Mike Leigh film that changed graphic novelist Adrian Tomine
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni to discuss Bruni’s memoir, “The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found” and how he approaches writing. Next chef and restaurateur Neal Fraser tells about his immersive dinner-theater experience “Revive: Los Angeles” currently at the downtown LA event space Vibiana. And finally on The Treat, graphic novelist Adrian Tomine explains how Mike Leigh has helped his storytelling.
‘Shine Bright,’ ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ and the short story Seth Meyers keeps coming back to
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with music journalist Danyel Smith, whose newest book is “Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop.” Next, director Simon Curtis talks about his most recent film, currently on Peacock, “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” a continuation of the beloved TV series. And finally, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host Seth Meyers tells us why a short story by George Saunders keeps his writing honest.