The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood

Sonny Bunch hosts The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood, a new podcast featuring interviews with folks who have their finger on the pulse of the entertainment industry during this dynamic—and difficult—time.

TV & Film
Film Interviews
Shawn Ryan on Past WGA Negotiations and the Evo...
Creator of 'The Shield' and showrunner of 'S.W.A.T.' on the state of play.
43 min
Producer Dean Devlin Goes (Back) to Space
Dean Devlin on his new SyFy show 'The Ark' and the evolving business of showbiz.
27 min
PaleyFest's Secret Weapon: Love
Rene Reyes on programming the year's most fun celebration of television.
39 min
Scientifically Measuring Movie Love
Kevin Goetz on how studios determine what will play in movie theaters.
50 min
The Science of High Frame Rate, Explained
Tony Davis rejoins the show to talk about the movie magic behind 'Avatar: The Way of Water.'
50 min
The Ten Biggest Hollywood Fiascoes of 2022
The LA Times's Ryan Faughnder on the stories that defined the year.
36 min
How Spider-Man Conquered Hollywood
Sean O'Connell on the perfect book for the Spider-fan in your life.
34 min
Disney's Parks Make Tons of Money — But Are The...
WSJ's Robbie Whelan on drama within Disney's most profitable sector.
38 min
How 'The Northman' Transported Us Back in Time
Simon Abrams on his new book, 'The Northman: A Call to the Gods.'
35 min
What's the Deal with 'Seinfeld'?
Julia Alexander on Netflix's new (old) hit, why 'Hocus Pocus 2' was right to skip theaters, and more.
49 min
How the Business of Box Office Has Changed Over...
Scott Mendelson on the comic boom, the rise of streaming, and the PVOD window's place in all this.
56 min
The Past, Present, and Future of the Romcom
Scott Meslow, author of 'From Hollywood with Love,' on the genre's evolution.
46 min
Who Won the Summer—and Who Lost?
CNN's Frank Pallotta back with a summer roundup, a look ahead to fall, and Netflix's new 'tude.
42 min
Does the 'Perfect Sound' Exist?
Geoff Edgers on the quest for sonic perfection.
46 min
How Cult Classic 'John Dies at the End' Kicked ...
Jason Pargin on his new novel, 'If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe.'
56 min
How 'Orphan: First Kill' Beat Expectations
Writer and co-producer David Coggeshall on one of hot horror fall's surprise hits.
42 min
China's Looming Threat to the World of Gaming
Colin Moriarty on CCP efforts to influence the world's biggest (at least in terms of dollars) art form.
39 min
The NFL: Ratings King
Sean McNulty on D23 news, why Disney would be nuts to drop ESPN, and more!
36 min
How to Write a Best-Selling Political Book
Eric Nelson, editor of Tim Miller (and Jared Kushner!), explains the book biz and busts some myths.
55 min
How Anime Can Help Save Theaters
Mitchel Berger of Crunchyroll on cultivating an under-appreciated corner of fandom.
30 min
Freedom of Expression Under Assault
PEN America's Summer Lopez on Salman Rushdie, library bans, oppression abroad, and other threats to free expression.
34 min
Meet the (One-Time) 7th-Most-Powerful Man in Wr...
Former WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz on life around the squared circle.
54 min
Why Do Streamers Care About More than Eyeballs?
Julia Alexander of Parrot Analytics swings by to talk the shakeup in streaming.
60 min
Convention Life with the Creator of Effin' Birds
Aaron Reynolds on post-COVID convention life, what big Star Wars stars are worth, and getting a shoutout from Britney Spears.
49 min
Harvey Weinstein's Enablers
Ken Auletta on the predaceous producer and the culture of silence that protected him.
38 min