Variety Launches "Playback with Kris Tapley” Podcast on iHeartRadio

Movie buffs, this one’s for you! iHeartMedia and Variety are joining forces to co-produce and relaunch “Playback with Kris Tapley,” a weekly podcast dedicated to today’s hottest films. Hosted by Variety Awards Editor Kris Tapley, the podcast drops a new episode every Thursday and features exclusive in-depth interviews with actors straight from the silver screen.

Together, Variety and iHeartMedia will co-produce a 40-episode season, which kicks off today! With the Academy Awards coming up in just days, you won’t want to miss the first episode, a special edition compilation of Tapley’s “best of” interview moments with Academy Award nominees. Tune in to hear conversations with Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Kumail Nanjiani, Dee Rees, James Mangold, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro, Sam Rockwell, Martin McDonagh, Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Oldman and Aaron Sorkin.

Be sure to tune in over the next few weeks as well—upcoming guests include A Wrinkle in Time’s Ava DuVernay on March 8 and Gringo’s David Oyelowo on March 15. Follow “Playback with Kris Tapley” and keep up with the latest episodes on iHeartRadio! And don’t be surprised if you hear custom vignettes from the podcast airing across our digital and broadcast radio stations—we’ll be giving all our listeners a taste of the podcast, so listen up and check it out!


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