The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards broadcasted on Sunday, September 19, 2021 and millions tuned in to the extravaganza to see the greatest TV stars strut their stuff on the red carpet and sweep up major wins. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, the 3-hour ceremony was filled with plenty of memorable moments.
From huge wins for Queen’s Gambit, Hacks, and Mare of Easttown to a celeb sing-along of “Just a Friend” with LL Cool J and an announcement from Seth Rogen, there are a variety of podcasts to hear about TV’s greatest night. We’ve rounded up some pop culture podcast episodes recapping the Emmys. On Podsauce’s list, we’ve also included podcasts about award-winning TV shows such as The Crown and Ted Lasso.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
On “2021 Emmys Recap,” this episode recapped the awards won, the night’s greatest surprises, and memorable speeches. Hosts Glen Welton and Aisha Harris spoke on this episode about Netflix’s smashing 44 wins! NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour” has devoted previous episodes to Ted Lasso, and the hosts were happy to hear it won four awards including Outstanding Comedy Series.
The hosts’ favorite speeches included Ted Lasso’s Jean Smart’s speech, paying tribute to her husband. They unpacked I May Destroy You‘s Michaela Coel’s incredible speech about writing stories that scare you and directly addressed survivors. Ru Paul’s Drag Race won for Best Reality Competition Series. Ru Paul is the most-awarded Black artist in Emmy history! Listen to the complete 17-minute “Pop Culture Happy Hour” episode to hear more recaps.
The Crown: The Official Podcast
“The Crown” had some crowning moments at The Emmys, including an award for Outstanding Drama Series. Have you watched the show? Or maybe after watching The Emmys you’re going to dive into the Netflix series? “The Crown: The Official Podcast” is a series companion guide for you! Host Edith Bowman discusses each Netflix episode. A bonus episode discusses the show with Season 4’s cast and creatives. Before The Emmys, Edith caught up with show creator Peter Morgan and cast members Emma Corrin, Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor, and Tobias Menzies.
Pop Culture Makes Me Jealous
Hosted by Julia Washington, “Pop Culture Makes Me Jealous” recaps the awards in a 58-minute episode. Julia is joined with Mario from “Movies with Mr. Mario.” They discussed everything from the star-studded opening rendition of “Just a Friend” to Cedric the Entertainer’s sketches: his favorite TV wives and an actors’ support group for Emmy-nominated stars who did not win. Tune in to the full episode to hear more about The Emmys.
TV’s Top 5 – An Interview With ‘Ted Lasso’ Emmy Nominee Brett Goldstein
The Hollywood Reporter’s “TV’s Top 5” interviewed the recent Emmy award-winner Brett Goldstein in August. In this episode, you can find Brett’s interview around the 33-minute mark. During his acceptance speech for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, his enthusiastic, NSFW speech made headlines after expletive-filled blurbs were beeped out.
“Lasso Cast” recaps every episode of AppleTV+’s Ted Lasso, which won big at The Emmys! This show is awesome to hear if you don’t have time to tune in for the full series. Fans of the show, Jon Rhoads, Siedah Rhoads, and Kenny Madison host “Lasso Cast.” Including bonus content, all 30 episodes are now available to stream.