The Treatment

The Treatment

The Treatment is a compelling listen to the vital conversations about the catalysts of creative inspiration. Following some of the most interesting, influential, and crossover creators in the world of entertainment, fashion, sports, and the arts, we hear from tastemakers who are the very fabric that forms popular culture.

Director Kasi Lemmons’s films span over two decades and include “Eve’s Bayou” and “Talk to Me.” Her latest is “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”

Director Kasi Lemmons on Whitney Houston’s divided self

Director Kasi Lemmons’s films span over two decades and include “Eve’s Bayou” and “Talk to Me.” Her latest is “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”

Sandy King Carpenter had a successful career as a film producer before starting Storm King Comics, a comics publisher that recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Storm King Comics publisher Sandy King Carpenter on economic storytelling

Sandy King Carpenter had a successful career as a film producer before starting Storm King Comics, a comics publisher that recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

New York Times culture reporter Joe Coscarelli has used the 2004 documentary “Dig!” as inspiration for his journalistic career.

The Treat: Writer Joe Coscarelli on indie rock film ‘Dig!’

New York Times culture reporter Joe Coscarelli has used the 2004 documentary “Dig!” as inspiration for his journalistic career.

Writer and director Paul Feig finds inspiration from an old paperweight that sits on his office desk.

The Treat: Director Paul Feig on how a paperweight changed his life

Writer and director Paul Feig finds inspiration from an old paperweight that sits on his office desk.

Director Charlotte Wells’ feature film debut is the bittersweet “Aftersun,” about a daughter’s memories of a vacation with her father, starring Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio.

Director Charlotte Wells on her subconscious finding its way into her films

Director Charlotte Wells’ feature film debut is the bittersweet “Aftersun,” about a daughter’s memories of a vacation with her father, starring Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio.

Writer Jerry Stahl has explored his psyche and his struggle with addiction in earlier works, including the memoir “Permanent Midnight,” which was later adapted into a film starring Ben…

Writer Jerry Stahl on following the darkness

Writer Jerry Stahl has explored his psyche and his struggle with addiction in earlier works, including the memoir “Permanent Midnight,” which was later adapted into a film starring Ben…

Actor, musician and self-described “android” Janelle Monae has forged her own path in film and music.

Actor Janelle Monae on storytelling through music and film

Actor, musician and self-described “android” Janelle Monae has forged her own path in film and music.

Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro’s latest creative endeavor is Netflix’s “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” an adaptation of the 1883 Carlo Collodi novel.

Director Guillermo del Toro on bringing mortality to a children’s story

Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro’s latest creative endeavor is Netflix’s “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” an adaptation of the 1883 Carlo Collodi novel.

“American Comics: A History” writer Jeremy Dauber talks about the lasting impact of reading Stephen King’s early short stories as a young boy.

The Treat: Writer Jeremy Dauber on Stephen King’s ‘Night Shift’

“American Comics: A History” writer Jeremy Dauber talks about the lasting impact of reading Stephen King’s early short stories as a young boy.

Diallo Riddle, along with his creative partner, Bashir Salahuddin, are responsible for two of the funniest shows on television today.

“Sherman’s Showcase” co-creator and star Diallo Riddle on making his shows feel like a “salon”

Diallo Riddle, along with his creative partner, Bashir Salahuddin, are responsible for two of the funniest shows on television today.

Comedian Chris Redd shares how Richard Pryor inspired him to fight through his insecurities and be creative with his own pain.

The Treat: Comedian Chris Redd on Richard Pryor

Comedian Chris Redd shares how Richard Pryor inspired him to fight through his insecurities and be creative with his own pain.

Director Todd Field’s three films have each had elements of a thriller. His first two were the critically acclaimed “In The Bedroom,” and “Little Children.”

“Tár” director Todd Field on what the audience brings to his films

Director Todd Field’s three films have each had elements of a thriller. His first two were the critically acclaimed “In The Bedroom,” and “Little Children.”

Emmy winner Jeremy Strong is known by many as the deeply flawed Kendall Roy on HBO’s smash hit “Succession.

“Armageddon Time’s” Jeremy Strong on getting his character’s voice down

Emmy winner Jeremy Strong is known by many as the deeply flawed Kendall Roy on HBO’s smash hit “Succession.

Director Robert Townsend explains how John Berry’s 1974 genre-defying and “life changing” film “Claudine” inspired him to become a filmmaker.

The Treat: Director Robert Townsend: the film ‘Claudine’ ‘changed my life’

Director Robert Townsend explains how John Berry’s 1974 genre-defying and “life changing” film “Claudine” inspired him to become a filmmaker.

Director Elegance Bratton’s feature film debut “The Inspection” tells the story of a young, queer Black man who is rejected by his mother and subsequently joins the Marines.

Director Elegance Bratton on putting his life on screen

Director Elegance Bratton’s feature film debut “The Inspection” tells the story of a young, queer Black man who is rejected by his mother and subsequently joins the Marines.

Cartoonists Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez explain how the meaning behind two of their favorite — and very different — films has evolved over time.

The Treat: Cartoonists Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez on ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird'

Cartoonists Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez explain how the meaning behind two of their favorite — and very different — films has evolved over time.

Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood, with hits like the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “CSI” and of course, his latest, “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer on the emotion in “Top Gun: Maverick”

Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood, with hits like the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “CSI” and of course, his latest, “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Up until recently, the multi-talented Vera Drew had worked primarily as an editor and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her work on “Who is America?”

Director Vera Drew on the queerness in superhero movies

Up until recently, the multi-talented Vera Drew had worked primarily as an editor and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her work on “Who is America?”

Jordan Peele’s three films as director have all defied genre, dipping into horror, comedy and science fiction. His latest, “Nope,” is no exception.

Director Jordan Peele on having “release valves” in his films

Jordan Peele’s three films as director have all defied genre, dipping into horror, comedy and science fiction. His latest, “Nope,” is no exception.

After trying to buy a number of hockey teams, prolific TV/film producer Jerry Bruckheimer discusses the joys of co-owning the NHL’s Seattle Kraken.

The Treat: Producer Jerry Bruckheimer on co-owning the NHL’s Seattle Kraken

After trying to buy a number of hockey teams, prolific TV/film producer Jerry Bruckheimer discusses the joys of co-owning the NHL’s Seattle Kraken.