ON AIR STAR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

SUPPORT KCRW!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

Today on Press Play, we discuss the video that ISIS just released this morning that appears to show the execution of another American journalist. Steven Sotloff was captured in Syria last year while covering the conflict there. We also discuss the hacking operation that lead to the leaking of hundreds of nude celebrity photos over the holiday weekend. In our weekly television roundup, we look at the resurgence of 1990s nostalgia that seems to be all over the small screen. And we meet comedian Jason Nash, whose new film looks at what happens after you find love.

Banner Image: An image taken from a video released by the SITE Intelligence Group shows Steven Sotloff before his execution by a member of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

ISIS Claims to Kill Another Journalist 14 MIN, 52 SEC

The group that calls itself the Islamic State has released a video claiming to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. Sotloff was captured in Syria last year while covering the conflict for outlets like Time Magazine and Foreign Policy. ISIS had been threatening to behead Sotloff if the US airstrikes against its fighters did not stop.

Guests:
Indira Lakshmanan, foreign policy correspondent for Bloomberg News (@Indira_L)
Shane Harris, Foreign Policy magazine (@ShaneWHarris)

Flashback Television 8 MIN, 55 SEC

The 1990s are back in a big way on the small screen these days. There are rumors of a Full House reunion, and a Saved by the Bell unauthorized tell-all movie aired on Lifetime last night. We talk about that and some highly anticipated shows set to premiere this fall.

Guests:
Michael Schneider, TV Guide magazine (@Franklinavenue)

Jason Nash is Married 14 MIN, 16 SEC

Comedian Jason Nash’s new film Jason Nash is Married reflects his life so closely, it gets confusing at times. His movie features excerpts of his web videos, which he produced independently after getting frustrated with the Hollywood pitch process. Now his film is hitting the big screen. We talk with him about comedy, marriage, and why he finds it hard to visit a therapist.

Guests:
Jason Nash, comedian and filmmaker (@Jason23Nash)

Celebrity Photo Hack 8 MIN, 27 SEC

You’ve probably heard that private pictures of celebrities were posted on the internet over the weekend. Photos of as many as 100 stars, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, were stolen, possibly from Apple’s iCloud service, and posted online. Apple is now denying that, and Apple and the FBI are investigating.

Guests:
Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code (@ahess247)

More:
Apple Says It Is “Actively Investigating” Celeb Photo Hack

Upcoming

View Schedule

New Episodes

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK EMAIL
TWITTER COPY LINK
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED