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Show Your Work

Duana and Lainey deep dive each week into work behind the gossip, the shows, the scripts, and the screenplays. From casting decisions to image management to the process of putting an idea onto the stage or the big screen, Show Your Work is a film or theatre geek's essential weekly listen. Tune in weekly and let us know your thoughts at @laineygossip and @duanaelise on Twitter.
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May 15, 2019

This week: Constance Wu's outburst after 'Fresh Off The Boat' was renewed last week, and her iNotes written 'apology', wound up doubling down on what people took issue with in the first place -- but is this a mistake she can recover from? And if not, is there a double standard about why not? Also, Charlize Theron is a celebrated Oscar-winning actress, but what happens when a role demands you do something you have no idea how to? Then we talk with Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, otherwise known as GO FUG YOURSELF!! We talk about their philosophies, their work -- and what happens when a certain celebrity's comment blows up your work day beyond recognition...

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

May 8, 2019

In our second chat with the amazing Taylor Jenkins-Reid we deep dive into 'Daisy Jones And The Six', and get into group dynamics, boy sh-t, how women relate to each other at work (and why it can make us question ourselves) - plus, TJR gives us the scoop on why her book - and the upcoming TV series - made Reese Witherspoon chase her down on a Saturday! Plus, the surprise cameo from someone you know...

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

May 1, 2019

“The Long Night” episode of Game of Thrones had a lot of people talking…and squinting. We unpack the work behind the look of the show and the tech that goes into it and we share our thoughts on what was lost in the darkness. From there we get into Chaos Walking, the film featuring two superstars that is over-budget and delayed – and who gets to claim the privilege of making an “unreleasable” movie. Finally…the work that goes into an interview with Sandra Oh.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Apr 24, 2019

This week's episode is a near religious experience as Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of NYT bestseller 'Daisy Jones & The Six' tells us why men's interest in her work doesn't interest her, why ambition must be bigger than talent, and why being 'selfish' about the time she takes for work is her biggest struggle -- and the reason for her success. Related - Lainey and Duana die of delight about a hundred times over.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Apr 17, 2019

This week: We pressed play on Homecoming, Beyoncé's Coachella Beychella film literally the moment it dropped on Netflix -- now in the first ever Show Your Work LIVE episode, we're joined by Kathleen to talk about how one year later, one incredible show has a whole new set of work lessons for us. Why rehearsal makes her humble, how to correct her staff, the stereotypes she delights in busting, and -- again -- why the specificity of a HBCU performance is entirely universal. Plus, live tears!

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Apr 10, 2019

This week: As we prepare for the final episode of Game of Thrones, we discuss what we want and what we need as the story comes to a close. Taraji P Henson’s new interview gives us what we want via what she needs. And apparently what Marvel needs when they want to work with Tom Holland is to assign him a babysitter and give him no answers.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Apr 3, 2019

This week: Should Cardi B’s past come back to cancel her? Why did Mark Paul Gosselar fire his momager? And how Sarah Silverman’s glam squad bill is kind of like your cab chits.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Mar 27, 2019

Today's episode is all about the Hollywood work questions we can't answer... from a juicy Jenny McCarthy excerpt from the upcoming tell all book about 'The View', why did Barbara Walters lose control of a show she created? And after Game Of Thrones, what are the short-haired roles Kit Harington actually wants? Plus Julianne Moore says she was fired from 'Can You Ever Forgive Me' - but how did it get that bad, that fast?

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Mar 20, 2019

This week: How does a lifetime of nerding out over fancy schools and 'elite' admissions lead to covering one of the biggest celebrity stories of our time? How did Lilly Singh’s decade on YouTube lead her to her late night moment? Also…how exactly did JK Rowling lose the magic?

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Mar 13, 2019

On this episode: How Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, and Jada Pinkett Smith all showed their work last week, making headlines with with big, old school appointment-TV interviews that felt like a throwback, exactly the format required to handle Michael Jackson, R Kelly, and the Kardashians.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Mar 6, 2019

This week: Part 2 of our interview with Joe Zee...because how could we possibly contain all the work he's been showing in one episode? And of course we've saved the celebrity stories for the follow-up including Beyoncé, Britney, and Winona, as Joe looks back on his career in published and how he survived and continues to thrive in the world of fashion.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Feb 27, 2019

He's prolific, hilarious, indomitable -- and Canadian. Our delicious (and fast-paced!) conversation with Joe Zee, one of the original disruptors in Fashion, Magazines, & Television, dives into his favourite topic -- work! In the first of two incredible episodes, we get granular about his smash Netflix series, 7 Days Out (and why 'Cassini' was the key to everything else), why 'workaholic' is one of the biggest compliments he can think of, and what he's learned about turning a failure into a launchpad - plus, the secret place he always looks to find the story nobody else is telling.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Feb 20, 2019

This week: Lots of celebs talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion - but Brie Larson is backing it up. We talk about what that means for the upcoming promotion of Captain Marvel and how it can work. Then, we're giddy about this year's Oscars - when's the last time they were described as a 'scramble'? In the NEW YORK TIMES? We talk about the badass producer who's putting her foot down and making any press good press. Plus, has Oscar season given birth to SNL's newest breakout star? All this, plus we meet Lainey's new best friend!

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Feb 13, 2019

We're back! As Oscar voting opens, how Sean Penn's misguided screed about Bradley Cooper's artistic man-pain might hurt him. Then, 'Russian Doll' deserves to be at the top of your Netflix list - is the genius of creator-star Natasha Lyonne a surprise? Plus we'll dive into the drama between the Writers' Guild and the Agents' association, and what it means for your upcoming entertainment -- and Anne Hathaway, Drake, and Rupert Everett (!?!) teach a master class in the joy of drawing a line.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Jan 23, 2019

This week: When it's not working. Like you, we can't look away from the Netflix doc about Fyre Fest -- we dig into the gruesome mistakes and lapses in judgment, plus how do you know which 'influencers' you can trust? Then SMILF star & creator Frankie Shaw is accused of mishandling sex scenes on her show -- so should she get a second chance? Plus, Samuel L Jackson is Hollywood's 'most bankable' star - we pin down whether talent, attitude, or something else gives him his incredible staying power.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Jan 16, 2019

On this week’s episode, we study the work of Patty Jenkins and her collaborations with her “muse”, Chris Pine. What goes into an effective actor/director partnership and is that why he’s the Best Chris? But first, we discuss the work that went into Lifetime’s Surviving R Kelly docuseries and what the R Kelly situation says about the music industry as whole.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Jan 9, 2019

This week, we unpack the production side of the Golden Globes and how the show fell short. Then we deep dive into the power game of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski - over a decade’s worth of work is now coming to light. The same can be said for Bill Hader and 'Barry' …but his story has an entirely different tone.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, Pandora, or wherever you get your podcasts, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Jan 2, 2019

We are back with another episode on writing, this time with novelist Allison Winn Scotch. We go back to the beginning and her work as a magazine writer and follow her transition to books and now screenplays. What were the obstacles along the way? What are the obstacles that are always in the way as a writer? From firing your agent to self-publishing to making the NYT bestseller list, here’s one writer’s story of the work of writing.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, and soon Pandora, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Dec 19, 2018

This week: 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama is the bestselling hardcover book of 2018 and it only came out a month ago. Officially this a memoir but for us, it’s a book about work, the work that came before the White House, the work that set her up for success in the White House. In our final episode of 2018, we also go into our awesome mailbag from all of you, and we close the year off by appreciating the control room – Beyoncé’s control room. Apologies for what sounds a bit like auto-tune after the 15 minute mark as we ran into some slight audio issues.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, and soon Pandora, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Dec 12, 2018

This week: the work that goes into hosting the Oscars is massive, so who should be doing it? We have some suggestions. Then, why Megan Fox surprised us - with her new work, and thoughts that made us see her past work in a new way. Finally, should we be "Joyful Joyful" about the reboot of a movie classic?

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, and soon Pandora, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Dec 3, 2018

Welcome to our bonus mini-episode! It’s a bonus mini-episode about writing and the differences in the writing process when you write for yourself or when you write for a host or a show or anyone else. We also share best practices and hacks that other writers have shared and we invite you to share your hacks and tips with us.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, and soon Pandora, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Nov 28, 2018

This week: Michael B Jordan is now a proper movie star, at a time when fewer and fewer movie stars have emerged. On this episode, we look back at how he made himself a movie star and specifically where he worked to become one. We also get into female pleasure and how it’s portrayed, specifically how a majority of Hollywood is NOT showing its work when it comes to women…er… coming. And finally, how a very old story can be made new – with help from Britney Spears.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, and soon Pandora, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Nov 21, 2018

This week on the podcast we’re looking at the guts and glory of women in Hollywood who are taking care of themselves the best way they know how. From the unprecedented demands of Taylor Swift’s new deal to Lilly Singh’s surprising announcement, and the unlikely key to Jennifer Aniston’s best role, today’s show is all about what’s best for you. Plus, while Lainey is shocked by Julia Roberts’ self-care, Duana’s shocked at the way she found out about it.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, and soon Pandora, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Nov 14, 2018

This week: We sit down with Helen Zaltzman, the host of The Allusionist and the Answer Me This! podcasts to talk about the work of being an OG podcaster, building a career from new media, building a career out of her “niche” interests, and her favourite celebrity portmanteaus.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, and soon Pandora, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.

Nov 6, 2018

On this episode: We grade Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first tour performance and, in the process, Duana may have stumbled upon a royal crime but first, the art of the Hollywood pitch, with and without Julia Roberts, and the impact the US midterm elections could have on where stars choose to work and live.

Catch us weekly on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis. 

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