The Americans Podcast

Go deeper inside the world of FX's 1980s spy drama. Join host June Thomas every week after the show for a new in-depth conversation with the cast, crew, and creators as they reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of each episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

00:32:19 2018-05-31
June Thomas talks with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys about their feelings about the series finale. Then Noah Emmerich and Brandon J. Dirden discuss their reactions to Stan Beeman's and Dennis Aderholt's behavior in Episode 610. Finally, Russell, Rhys, Emm...
00:32:29 2018-05-24
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about about a hunter becoming a protector, Elizabeth’s flashbacks, and Claudia’s disappointment with the illegals. Then we hear from actor Costa Ronin, who plays Oleg Burov, about his res...
00:33:28 2018-05-17
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Philip’s truth-telling, an unusual act of kindness on Elizabeth’s part, and why the characters on The Americans watch so much television. Then we hear from Alyssa Monks, the artist ...
00:28:17 2018-05-10
June Thomas talks with Sarah Nolen, who wrote Episode 607, “Harvest,” about why she sees Philip's actions in the garage as "romantic"; why Philip and Elizabeth involved a day laborer in the Chicago operation; and Nolen's career path from assistant to ...
00:35:36 2018-05-03
June Thomas talks with Stephen Schiff and Justin Weinberger, who wrote Episode 606, “Rififi,” about how distance has helped Henry see family dynamics more clearly; why Stan is mad at Agent Aderholt, and why Philip decides to join Elizabeth on an out-o...
00:33:38 2018-04-26
June Thomas talks with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys about Elizabeth’s loneliness, Philip’s failures as a businessman, and the significance of the fight between Philip and Paige. She then chats with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Paige...
00:38:22 2018-04-19
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Episode 604 of The Americans, "Mr. & Mrs. Teacup." She then chats with actor Costa Ronin, who plays Oleg Burov, about his Season 6 beard and other important issues. Finally, she talks w...
00:33:37 2018-04-12
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Episode 603 of The Americans, "Urban Transport Planning." She then chats with actor Noah Emmerich, who plays Stan Beeman, about how Stan is doing in 1987 and what it has been like to ta...
00:28:32 2018-04-05
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Episode 602 of The Americans, "Tchaikovsky." She then chats with Brooklyn artist Alyssa Monks about her experience creating the art for the character of Erica Haskard. Finally, set deco...
00:39:25 2018-03-29
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, costume designer Katie Irish, and producing director Chris Long about Episode 601 of The Americans, "Dead Hand."  Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you w...
00:25:31 2017-05-31
June Thomas talks with actors Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, and producing director Chris Long about Episode 513, "The Soviet Division."  Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you ...
00:19:00 2017-05-24
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Episode 512, "The World Council of Churches." She then chats with producing director Chris Long about filming in Moscow. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed ...
00:22:18 2017-05-17
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Episode 511, "Dyatkovo." She then chats with producing director Chris Long about his job and the special challenges and opportunities of Season 5. Note: This podcast contains spoilers a...
00:21:51 2017-05-10
June Thomas talks with Stephen Schiff, who wrote Episode 510, "Darkroom." Later, she chats with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys about the episode's surprising development, and prop master Daniel Fischer shares some of the show's behind-the-scenes secrets. N...
00:23:25 2017-05-03
June Thomas talks with Peter Ackerman who wrote Episode 509, "IHOP." Later, she chats with Alison Wright about how she sees her character, Martha Hanson, coping with life in Moscow. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you...
00:28:27 2017-04-26
June Thomas talks with Tracey Scott Wilson who wrote Episode 508, "Immersion." Later, she chats with Costa Ronin, who plays Oleg Burov, about his character's evolution and what it was like to film in Moscow. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is mea...
00:22:13 2017-04-19
June Thomas talks with Matthew Rhys about his experience directing Episode 507, while Keri Russell, Joe Weisberg, and Joel Fields contribute thoughts on how it fits into the season arc. Then design director Dan Davis, set dresser Mila Khalevich, and art d...
00:26:04 2017-04-12
June Thomas discusses "Crossbreed" with Stephen Schiff, who wrote the episode. She then learns how the visual effects team made it appear that Gabriel was visiting the Lincoln Memorial when actor Frank Langella was in New York. Finally, property master Da...
00:32:58 2017-04-05
June Thomas joins Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, and Noah Emmerich, who plays Stan Beeman and directed this episode, at the sound synch to discuss the latest developments. (And, yes, they explain what a sound synch involves.) Then we check in with actor Costa...
00:26:52 2017-03-29
Actors Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys join showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields to discuss the state of the Jenningses' relationship. Rhys also reveals why some actors are happy when their characters are given scenes that involve food. Then Peter Acker...
00:27:20 2017-03-22
Writer Tracey Scott Wilson joins Slate's June Thomas to discuss the third episode of the show's penultimate season. Then costume designer Katie Irish shares her personal connections with many of the Season 5 disguises, points out a detail from Claudia's w...
00:32:55 2017-03-15
Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg join Slate's June Thomas to discuss the second episode of the show's penultimate season. They discuss the Jenningses' parenting skills--and whether the trick Philip and Elizabeth taught Paige at the end of the epis...
00:21:23 2017-03-08
Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg join Slate's June Thomas to discuss the premiere of the show's penultimate season. They discuss new characters Tuan and the Morozovs--and Philip and Elizabeth's new operational identities as Brad and  Dee Eckert. ...
00:39:02 2016-06-09
Kerri Russell (Elizabeth) and Matthew Rhys (Philip) join June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss the season finale. Plus Matthew Rhys's favorite on-set moments, the reason Keri Russell says she enjoys acting now more than ever...
00:32:22 2016-06-02
Producing director Chris Long joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss his unique process for getting the best performances out of actors. Plus, Costa Ronin (Oleg) stops by to talk about his big scene with Stan Beeman fro...
00:27:36 2016-05-26
Spy craft consultant (and author) H. Keith Melton joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss his collection of authentic KGB spy gear, and how he advises the show on everything from lock picking techniques, to what type of ...
00:25:28 2016-05-19
Composer Nathan Barr joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss his process for composing the show's score.  In addition to performing some of his unique custom-made instruments like the sympathetic drone cello, Barr break...
00:31:25 2016-05-12
The CEO of FX Networks, John Landgraf, and the VP of Current Series at FX Networks, Colette Wilson, join June Thomas and showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields to talk about the process of creating The Americans, the importance of storytellers, and the ...
00:38:22 2016-05-05
Matthew Rhys (Philip/Clark) joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to talk about his Americans directorial debut, which also happened to be one of his character's most intense episodes. Plus, Allison Wright (Martha) stops by to sh...
00:30:14 2016-04-28
Alison Wright (Martha) joins joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to talk about poor Martha, and what it feels like to finally face the truth. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the e...
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