The Rehearsal, Reality TV, & Warner Bros. Discovery with J. D. Connor & Olivia Stowell

Apple Podcasts Spotify Resonate Recordings In the same month the merger creating Warner Bros Discovery was finalized, one of the new conglomerate’s subsidiaries, HBO, announced a forthcoming series, run by Nathan Fielder, titled The Rehearsal. The series actually began airing the following Summer, in the midst of tumult at the parent company, epitomized by the unexpected shelving of a big-budget film, Batgirl, and an awkward presentation by WB Discovery CEO, […]

Puzzles of Collective Intention, Corporate Authorship, Family Business Insurrection, & HBO’s Succession with Lisa Siraganian & Michael Szalay

Our sixth season – “HBO, From Pulp to Prestige” – kicks off with a discussion of conglomeration, collective intention, and corporate authorship through HBO’s original programming and especially “Succession,” the Emmy-winning tentpole drama produced by Jesse Armstrong and Adam McKay.