The Scene is a podcast by The Clyde Fitch Report, featuring interviews with leading figures from film, TV, Broadway, and regional theater. It was a named a New and Notable podcast by Apple in 2016.

While the show has currently concluded, you can find all the past episodes here or on the CFR. Special thanks to co-producer and Executive Editor of the CFR Leonard Jacobs and audio engineer Joseph Delgado, who also made the show possible. From James Cromwell on environmental issues, to Jason Mraz on his role in Broadway’s waitress, to Antoinette Nwandu on staging new black narratives, the show covered a wide range of artists and issues, so I hope you find some conversations worth listening to.

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Pastors, Skaters, Lady Gaga: Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson on 2018’s Best Films

Vox's film critic joins CFR's Sean Douglass and Jose Solís‏ to review their "favourite" movies of the year.

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RJ Mitte, Stephanie Gould Envision Better Roles for Actors with Disabilities

On this podcast, two actors imagine how the arts could better represent a highly overlooked minority.

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Maz Jobrani Uses Comedy to Tell the Immigrant Story

Why Donald Trump is bad for comedy and what makes a good joke.

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How Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson Jr. Made Emmy History

Meet the first black couple to both be nominated for Emmys in the same year.


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Niegel Smith of The Flea Theater Will Make Us “Color Brave”

The artistic director of The Flea leads us toward a wise new way of approaching race and identity.

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What Is the Future of Theater Podcasting?

Talking with Peter Marks, Diep Tran and Jose Solis on their new podcasts and why criticism shouldn't be as white as "an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog."

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Can Playwright Rajiv Joseph Cure Our Fake News Sickness?

We're not the first nation to face propaganda from a government prone to lies and deceit.

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Will Robots Replace Human Artists?

A conversation with authors John Biggs and B.J. Mendelson on the future of social media and A.I.

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Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. Proves We Need More Political Pop Stars

An M.I.A.-approved podcast with film director Stephen Loveridge.

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Tony-Winner Clint Ramos: Strange Art Makes Us Better People

How a Tony-winning costume designer confronts audiences with the odd and unexpected.

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Why We Need Black Antiheroes, with Antoinette Nwandu

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu on writing new kinds of black characters and her upcoming film with Spike Lee.

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Will Eno Brings “Thom Pain,” Starring Rainn Wilson, to BroadwayHD

The playwright discusses collaborating with Wilson, his former roommate, adapting his Pulitzer-nominated play to film, and some surprising encounters with London's wildlife.

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Jason Mraz Says Broadway Has Transformed Him

For this Grammy winner, starring in the musical "Waitress" is a "retreat center" from life on the road.

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In “Bulldozer,” Constantine Maroulis Brings Rock to Urban Planning

On our podcast, the American Idol and Broadway vet discusses playing NYC's notorious master builder in a new Off-Broadway musical.

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Martín Zimmerman on Ozark and How Money Lures Us to Crime

A conversation with the playwright and Executive Story Editor for Netflix's Ozark

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Director Michael Almereyda on Making Marjorie Prime

The Twister and Hamlet director discusses his new film, an adaptation of Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer-nominated play.

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Why Oscar-Nominee James Cromwell Went to Jail

In this podcast, James Cromwell reflects on his arrest and the truth about fracking.

...And for the full information on all past episodes, you can listen here or visit The Clyde Fitch Report.

...And for the full list of episodes, visit iTunes or The Clyde Fitch Report.