The Playlist

The Playlist is an entertainment podcast from SBS Australia, in which hosts Fiona Williams and Ben Nguyen explore the movies and TV shows that are worth your time. Join them as they canvas the week in culture and highlight the best of what’s streaming at SBS On Demand.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 38m. Bisher sind 142 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 19 hours 4 minutes


The Playlist 144 - Halston / The Underground Railroad / Shrill

In this episode we take a walk down the New York City catwalk with Ewan McGregor in Netflix’s series on fashion designer 'Halston', take a trip on 'The Underground Railroad' in Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the 2016 novel for Amazon, and binge on the final season of Aidy Bryant's 'Shrill' on SBS On Demand.



The Playlist 143 - The Oscars 2021 / Andra Day ('The United States vs. Billie Holiday') interview / 'See What You Made Me Do' / 'The Handmaid's Tale'

This episode, Fiona and Ben are dissecting a very different Oscars ceremony this year, picking out the highlights and lowlights, evaluating the winners and losers, and asking if the Academy Awards continue to matter? Plus Fiona has an interview with Andra Day, the Oscar-nominated star of 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday'. And Fiona and Ben offer up their SBS On Demand Picks: 'See What You Made Me Do' and a new season of 'The Handmaid's Tale'.


 2021-04-29  57m

The Playlist 142 - Sci fi relationship dramas 'Made for Love', 'Soulmates' & 'The One' / Harry Macqueen, director of 'Supernova' with Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci / 'Deadwater Fell' / 'Support the Girls'

This episode we’re in a technologically designated mood for love, as we discuss a trio of shows imagining the next step in relationships - 'Made For Love' (Stan/HBO Max), along with 'Soulmates' (Amazon Prime/AMC) and 'The One' (Netflix). Fiona also speaks to Harry Macqueen the director of a new melancholy relationship road movie starring Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth - 'Supernova'. And we offer up our SBS On Demand Picks: 'Deadwater Fell' and 'Support the Girls'.


 2021-04-16  41m

The Playlist 141 - 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' / 'Collective' / 'Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire' / 'Line of Duty'

Zack Snyder's fans demanded that his vision be set free from meddling studio execs and the gun-for-hire director who replaced him on 'Justice League', and Warner Bros. listened...


 2021-03-28  33m

The Playlist 140 - Awards Season News: Golden Globes & Oscar Nomination Predictions / Celeb Exposes & the Harry and Meghan Interview / Wandavision

With Oscar nominations around the corner, we take a look at awards season as it hits full swing including the recent Golden Globes, and with Harry and Meghan's royal sit down interview with Oprah capturing the world we look at what the recent trend of celeb exposes says about our fascination with fame. And in What Have You Been Watching we dissect the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe foray into the small screen - in what is very much a celebration of the small screen -  in 'Wandavision'...


 2021-03-13  49m

The Playlist 139 - Mads Mikkelsen interview ('Another Round', 'Unit One')

Today we're joined by the one and only Mads Mikkelsen, who jumps on a Zoom call with Fiona, to talk about his star turn as a day-drinking teacher in Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round...


 2021-03-01  25m

The Playlist 138 - 'Minari' / Lee Isaac Chung Interview / 2020 Wrap

In our first The Playlist for the year, we take a look at 'Minari' - the story of a Korean migrant family attempting to start afresh in rural Arkansas - which is attracting plenty of awards season buzz - and Fiona speaks with the film’s writer/director Lee Isaac Chung. We also think back on the year that was, and what’s exciting us for the year ahead.


 2021-02-15  50m

The Playlist 137 / Interview with Brandon Cronenberg / 'The Crown' / Wedding Movies

Fiona speaks to Brandon Cronenberg, the writer/director of new sci fi horror flick 'Possessor' starring Andrea Riseborough and Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben takes a look at the new season of The Crown with Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, as Prince Charles finds his Princess and lives happily ever after (maybe?), and in a very special wedding edition of What Have You Been Watching, Fiona and Ben compare notes on their favourite wedding movies.


 2020-11-27  52m

The Playlist 136 - 'The Undoing' / '4 Corners' / Interview with the stars of 'We Are Who We Are'

Fiona speaks to the stars of Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s ('Call Me By Your Name') first foray into television 'We Are Who We Are', we chat about political coverage in the media including the ABC’s flagship current affairs program '4 Corners' which made waves with its recent report "Inside the Canberra Bubble", Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant tell one another big little lies in new drama 'The Undoing' and we offer some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content picks for what to...


 2020-11-12  46m

The Playlist 135 - Jeremy Sims talks 'Rams' with Sam Neill & Michael Caton / 'The Queen's Gambit' / 'Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist'

Fiona speaks to director Jeremy Sims about his new Aussie flick 'Rams' with Sam Neill and Michael Caton, a remake of the Icelandic hit, we catch up on 'Leap of Faith', a documentary going behind the making of William Friedkin’s 'The Exorcist', and check out Anya Taylor-Joy as a woman making waves in the male-dominated 1960s chess world in 'The Queen’s Gambit'.


 2020-10-30  40m