‘Succession,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ and more: get ready for the 2022 Emmys with these 11 podcasts and episodes
On July 12, JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and Television Academy CEO Frank Scherma virtually announced nominations for this year’s Emmys. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air on Monday, September 12, 2022. You can catch the ceremony on NBC at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and it will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
If you’re looking forward to the Emmys, we’ve rounded up some excellent podcasts covering nominated shows. Some are companion podcasts for shows like Inventing Anna and Hacks. For fan-driven recaps, check out podcasts about Euphoria and Stranger Things. The Dropout was based on the podcast by the same name. Also on our list, tune into interviews with Emmy nominated actors like Margaret Cho and Jason Bateman.
HBO’s Succession Podcast
HBO’s Succession received 25 nominations and you can hear all about the show with host Kara Swisher on this podcast. She’ll chat with cast, crew, journalists, psychologists, writers, and more. They’ll break down the show’s key moments and link Succession’s fictional storylines to real world events.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has nods in several categories including Outstanding Variety Talk Series. On weekdays, catch up with highlights and extended interviews in this audio-only version of the series.
The Stranger Things Podcast
Addi and Darrell host “The Stranger Things Podcast,” a fun series unpacking the Upside Down, recapping episodes, and more. They’ll share weekly news, rumors, updates, favorite quotes, and a meme each episode. Stranger Things has a slew of nominations including Outstanding Drama Series.
Only Murders in the Building Podcast
Straw Hut Media’s “Only Murders in the Building Podcast” features interviews with the show’s directors, writers, and cast members. Hosts Elizabeth Keener and Kevin Lawn race to find clues alongside the show’s main characters Mabel, Charles, and Oliver. And each episode, the hosts pin their suspicions on a suspect. Only Murders in the Building garnered 17 Emmy nominations!
Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast
RuPaul’s Drag Race is nominated for a bunch of Emmys including Outstanding Competition Program. On this weekly podcast, hear Drag Race recaps, beginning with All Stars Season 7. Hosts Alec Mapa and Loni Love are joined by queens and celebs each episode for major fun. “Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast” is presented by iHeartPodcasts and VH1.
The Official Hacks Podcast
“Hacks” scored nominations in the Outstanding Comedy Series category among others. HBO Max’s podcast features Hacks’ creators Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky with guest hosts. Hear about writers’ decisions behind the main characters Deborah Vance and Ava Daniels, as well as what goes into making a hit series.
Hulu’s TV series The Dropout was based on the podcast all about Elizabeth Holmes’ corporate Theranos saga, leading up through her trial. The TV show is nominated for several Emmys including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. A recent podcast episode shared the verdict for Elizabeth’s business associate, Sunny Balwani.
Euphoria: A Post Show Recap
“Euphoria: A Post Show Recap” explores every episode of the Emmy-nominated series starring Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Colman Domingo. Euphoria snagged 16 Emmy nominations! This podcast is hosted by Grace Leeder and Aman Adwin.
Inventing Anna: The Official Podcast
“Inventing Anna: The Official Podcast” goes behind the scenes and stories of the Emmy-nominated series based on one of everyone’s favorite con artists, Anna Sorokin. This Netflix series is nominated in the Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series category, among others. On the podcast, hear from the real life people who inspired the characters, interviews with cast and crew, and more.
WTF with Marc Maron
Sandra Oh is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In May, Sandra joined “WTF with Marc Maron” and chatted about her resume including Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways, Killing Eve, and The Chair. Sandra told Marc that when she started her career, she believed she would not have access to specific opportunities as an Asian actor. She shared how she overcame limitations and why she’s currently inspired by John C. Reilly.
The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert
On this classic, re-released episode, hear Jason Bateman chat about Ozark. Stephen gave Jason a taste of his dream gig – hosting The Late Show. Jason is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama and can also be heard on weekly episodes of “SmartLess.”