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Retake with John Horn
Another Side of Hollywood

About the Show

“Retake with John Horn”, a new podcast from LAist Studios, asks: do the stories that Hollywood tells about itself really reflect what's going on? Hosted by veteran entertainment reporter John Horn, Retake provides a critical, informed perspective at a time of tumultuous change in the entertainment business.

Each week, John challenges conventional show business wisdom, talking to insiders with a distinct point of view, tracking the industry’s attempts - or lack thereof - to become more inclusive, and keeping tabs on the forces that maintain the status quo. Each episode helps you navigate the countless hours of entertainment now available, he’ll also highlight innovative work that he thinks deserves your attention, anchored by in-depth interviews with filmmakers, TV writers and other creators.

Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

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Episodes
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    Noah Baumbach's 'White Noise' and Chris Estrada's 'This Fool.' Plus: the continuing legal fallout of the fatal 'Rust' shooting
    In this episode: The latest in the legal fallout of the fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year… Plus, I’ll talk with filmmaker Noah Baumbach about his new movie “White Noise," an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name, starring Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver. And I'll chat with comedian Chris Estrada about his Hulu series “This Fool,” set in his hometown of South L.A. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Bonus Episode: The Shocking Disney Shakeup
    In this bonus episode: You may have heard the big news that after losing billions of dollars on its streaming platforms, Disney CEO Bob Chapek was fired Sunday night. The new boss is the same as the old boss…Bob Iger. He ran the company from 2005 until he announced his retirement in 2020, when Chapek took over. The news broke during the Disney Plus live broadcast of Elton John’s concert at Dodger Stadium, which was supposed to be a big night for Chapek, in a much better way. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Abigail Disney takes on Disney, reconsidering ‘Serial,’ and overdue apologies in Hollywood
    On this week’s episode: the impact of the true crime podcast “Serial” on the case it delved into and on the podcast landscape. Plus, my conversation with Abigail Disney about her documentary that calls out her own family’s company for failing to pay workers a living wage. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    David Bowie on the big screen, the purpose of the Emmys, and Harvey Weinstein’s LA trial
    In this episode of Retake: Five years after the Me Too movement began, powerful male figures in the industry continue to be identified - and convicted - like disgraced R&B star R. Kelly. Plus, I talk to documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen, whose past subjects include Jane Goodall and Kurt Cobain. His new documentary about David Bowie is designed to tell you more about your own life than about his. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Telluride Film Fest highlights, plus an Emmys preview
    In this episode of Retake: a preview of this year’s Emmy Awards, which air on Monday, because, well, Sunday Night Football is more important to NBC. Plus, a taste of my conversations with some of the actors and filmmakers who premiered their films at the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend in Colorado. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    The hit K-drama ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ box office woes, and Hollywood’s hypocrisy on the environment
    On this week's episode: bankruptcy is on the horizon for the second-largest movie theater chain... Plus, an interview with the director of the latest hit streaming series from Korea - Extraordinary Attorney Woo - which is continuing to draw in new viewers on Netflix... This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    The fight to save the Amazon rainforest in ‘The Territory’; ‘Rust’ shooting latest; Disney Plus subscriber numbers
    In this episode: The latest developments in the ongoing streaming wars Plus: "The Territory," a new documentary about the fate of the Brazilian Amazon, co-created by members of the indigenous community who are fighting to protect it. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. (Music courtesy of: ItsWatR from Pixabay, RalphReal from YouTube)
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    Aubrey Plaza; What’s going on at Warner Bros. Discovery; The best books about Hollywood
    In this episode: John interviews actress and producer Aubrey Plaza. Plus: What's going on at Warner Bros. Discovery, and the best book about Hollywood. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. (Music by: ItsWatR from Pixabay, RalphReal from YouTube)
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    Comedian Jo Koy; Will 2022 mark the peak of the peak TV era?; Latino representation at HBO Max
    The Frame is now Retake with John Horn! In this episode: John interviews comedian Jo Koy of Easter Sunday. Plus: Will 2022 mark the peak of the ‘peak TV’ era? And John's thoughts on HBO Max and the underrepresentation of Latinos. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Jordan Peele and his new thriller "Nope", a fall film festival preview, and the lasting legacy of Die Hard
    The Frame is now Retake with John Horn! In our first episode: John chats with writer / director Jordan Peele about his new sci-fi thriller “Nope”. Plus, John's take on the lasting legacy of Die Hard, and a look ahead to the three big fall film festivals. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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