The Thrill: Kimmy Schmidt, Can-Con, and the Simpsons

Our pop-culture podcast on the good and bad of the new Tina Fey show, what the CRTC's announcement means for Canadian TV, and Sam Simon's legacy


Every Friday, Maclean’s arts writers Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson gather to discuss and break down the hottest topics in TV, film, books and music. Expect discussion, analysis and interviews, all replicating the feeling of having a coffee and talking pop with your friends!

On this week’s podcast, buoyed by the expertise of our guest host, Jaime J. Weinman, we go deep into television, starting with Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt—what does it say about binge-watching and network television?—followed by a segment on Canadian TV: Why don’t we care and, in the wake of the CRTC’s recent announcement, why must we? We’ll end the show by talking about the legacy of Simpsons ingenue Sam Simon, who died of cancer at 59 earlier this week.

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