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.

New York Times culture reporter Joe Coscarelli’s book “Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story” talks about the Southern city’s outsized influence on the world of rap and hip hop.

Writer Joe Coscarelli on the complex and rich Atlanta music scene

New York Times culture reporter Joe Coscarelli’s book “Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story” talks about the Southern city’s outsized influence on the world of rap and hip hop.

Broadway actress Sharon D Clarke finds inspiration and motivation from Donny Hathaway’s 1973 anthem “Someday We'll All Be Free.”

The Treat: Actress Sharon D Clarke on Donny Hathaway’s ‘Someday We'll All Be Free’

Broadway actress Sharon D Clarke finds inspiration and motivation from Donny Hathaway’s 1973 anthem “Someday We'll All Be Free.”

Director Sacha Jenkins’ projects include the documentary “Fresh Dressed” and the miniseries “Everything’s Gonna Be All White.”

Director Sacha Jenkins on Louis Armstrong’s strength

Director Sacha Jenkins’ projects include the documentary “Fresh Dressed” and the miniseries “Everything’s Gonna Be All White.”

Jesse Green, chief theater critic for The New York Times, discusses how the late American composer Stephen Sondheim's way with language changed his life.

The Treat: NYT theater critic Jesse Green on Stephen Sondheim’s impact

Jesse Green, chief theater critic for The New York Times, discusses how the late American composer Stephen Sondheim's way with language changed his life.

Owen Kline’s debut feature “Funny Pages” tells the story of an aspiring teenage cartoonist who is hoping to be the next Robert Crumb.

Director Owen Kline on finding your way as an artist

Owen Kline’s debut feature “Funny Pages” tells the story of an aspiring teenage cartoonist who is hoping to be the next Robert Crumb.

Director Gina-Prince Bythewood is known for her films featuring strong female characters making difficult choices.

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood on breaking her own rule directing “The Woman King”

Director Gina-Prince Bythewood is known for her films featuring strong female characters making difficult choices.

Emmy nominated actor Brian Tyree Henry is currently appearing as Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in the fourth and final season of FX’s “Atlanta.”

Actor Brian Tyree Henry on the jubilation and reality in ‘Atlanta’

Emmy nominated actor Brian Tyree Henry is currently appearing as Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in the fourth and final season of FX’s “Atlanta.”

Writer-director  Rebecca Miller explains how playwright Anton Chekhov  balanced darkness and lightness in his play “The Cherry Orchard.”

The Treat: Writer-director Rebecca Miller on Anton Chekhov’s play ‘The Cherry Orchard’

Writer-director Rebecca Miller explains how playwright Anton Chekhov balanced darkness and lightness in his play “The Cherry Orchard.”

Writer and director Paul Feig is known for his smash comedies including “Bridesmaids,” “Spy,” and “The Heat.” His latest film is Netflix’s fantasy “The School for Good and Evil.”

Director Paul Feig on how a film set should be like a cocktail party

Writer and director Paul Feig is known for his smash comedies including “Bridesmaids,” “Spy,” and “The Heat.” His latest film is Netflix’s fantasy “The School for Good and Evil.”

“High School” series director and showrunner Clea DuVall shares the power of ‘90s female musicians in surviving her teen years and helping her get the tone right for the Freevee…

The Treat: Actor and director Clea DuVall on ‘90’s female musicians

“High School” series director and showrunner Clea DuVall shares the power of ‘90s female musicians in surviving her teen years and helping her get the tone right for the Freevee…

Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez (aka the Hernandez Brothers) are the creators of the Love and Rockets comics, which was first released 40 years ago.

The Hernandez brothers on not knowing how their comics end

Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez (aka the Hernandez Brothers) are the creators of the Love and Rockets comics, which was first released 40 years ago.

Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber’s book “American Comics: A History” is now out in paperback.

Writer Jeremy Dauber on the ongoing anxiety in comics

Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber’s book “American Comics: A History” is now out in paperback.

“A Jazzman’s Blues” writer and director Tyler Perry shares the profound impact of  Oprah Winfrey’s friendship on his life.

The Treat: Director and actor Tyler Perry on his friendship with Oprah Winfrey

“A Jazzman’s Blues” writer and director Tyler Perry shares the profound impact of Oprah Winfrey’s friendship on his life.

Actress Sharon D Clarke is currently appearing in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” with Black actors playing the Loman family.

Actress Sharon D Clarke on showing the love in “Death of a Salesman”

Actress Sharon D Clarke is currently appearing in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” with Black actors playing the Loman family.

Comedian Chris Redd recently left Saturday Night Live after five years on the NBC sketch show. Redd won a Primetime Emmy for co-writing “Come Back, Barack” for SNL.

Comedian Chris Redd on knowing when it’s time to leave

Comedian Chris Redd recently left Saturday Night Live after five years on the NBC sketch show. Redd won a Primetime Emmy for co-writing “Come Back, Barack” for SNL.

Comedian Ramy Youssef is the creator, star and director of the Hulu series “Ramy,” which won a Peabody Award in 2020.

Comedian and actor Ramy Youssef on painting his character into a corner

Comedian Ramy Youssef is the creator, star and director of the Hulu series “Ramy,” which won a Peabody Award in 2020.

Writer and director Rebecca Miller’s newest project is the short story collection “Total.”

Writer and director Rebecca Miller on loving her worst characters

Writer and director Rebecca Miller’s newest project is the short story collection “Total.”

“Confess, Fletch” actor and producer Jon Hamm recommends three of John Irving’s books for aspiring actors.

The Treat: ‘Confess, Fletch’ star Jon Hamm on John Irving’s novels

“Confess, Fletch” actor and producer Jon Hamm recommends three of John Irving’s books for aspiring actors.

For “Moonage Daydream” director Brett Morgen, David Bowie’s “Outside” album may be the musician’s most underappreciated work and one of the “greatest timestamps of his career.”

‘Moonage Daydream’ filmmaker Brett Morgen on David Bowie’s album “Outside”

For “Moonage Daydream” director Brett Morgen, David Bowie’s “Outside” album may be the musician’s most underappreciated work and one of the “greatest timestamps of his career.”

Director, actor and comedian Robert Townsend’s groundbreaking satire “Hollywood Shuffle” turned 35 this year.

Director Robert Townsend on the always relevant “Hollywood Shuffle”

Director, actor and comedian Robert Townsend’s groundbreaking satire “Hollywood Shuffle” turned 35 this year.