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The Business

KCRW
TV & Film

The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW. Past guests include Norman Lear, Ava DuVernay, Matt Damon and Ice Cube.

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars from 683 ratings
  • Woke hell

    I can’t stand this show anymore, with its relentless ideological obsessions. I suppose it’s a fair reflection of a solipsistic industry that’s run out of ideas, but it’s heartbreaking for people who once loved movies.

    Apple Podcasts
    1
    Bongthom
    Australiaa month ago
  • More banter, please!

    Love this podcast for keeping up and especially Kim’s (wise and snarky) perspective. I would love to see full episodes of just she and Matt PLUS BIPOC guests banter. Need more biz perspectives than just Caucasian folks. This is my first go to podcast each week.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    StellaConnecticut
    United States6 months ago
  • Industry shill?

    Would hope that the takes presented on a show like this would have some verity and bite to them. On the contrary they often echo superficial Network and Studio opinion on issues within the business. Case in point the recent episode on the “Rust” tragedy. There is real depth to this story and if the authors would take the time to dig in and do some reporting they will find something far more complicated and compelling than the knee jerk take being circulated by industry leaders.

    Apple Podcasts
    2
    afro_d
    United States6 months ago
  • A

    Podcast Addict
    5
    aduque
    7 months ago
  • The BEST podcast about the industry!

    I have been listening to The Business for years, it’s just the best. The Hollywood breakdown is always so informative, I don’t have time to read the trades so it’s a great little set of updates and always so interesting. Kim is amazing, such a great interviewer and hits issues head on in such a straight forward way. I’ll never stop being a fan of this show!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    hardingmr
    United States8 months ago

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