James Andrew Miller's 'Origins' Podcast Tackles 'SNL,' 'Sex and the City' in New Episodes
The new run of episodes kicks off Aug. 8 with an arc on Nick Saban and Alabama's football dynasty before turning to the classic NBC show and the influential HBO sitcom.
Origins, the pop culture, sports and business podcast hosted by best-selling author James Andrew Miller (Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN, Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live) is going behind the scenes of the new season of SNL and the beginnings of Sex and the City on the HBO show's 20th anniversary.
The new run debuts Aug. 8 with a multi-episode chapter, Origins of a Champion: Nick Saban and Alabama's Crimson Tide, a deep dive into the college football dynasty that includes interviews with Saban; his wife, Terry; former assistant Lane Kiffin; and others.
A behind-the-scenes look at preparations for SNL's 44th season will debut Sept. 12 and include interviews with key castmembers and crew, including producer Lorne Michaels.
The third new chapter, dropping Oct. 24, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City with a look at the influential cable show's origins and will include interviews with star Sarah Jessica Parker, author Candice Bushnell and show creator Michael Patrick King.
“We see Origins as a big buffet table of our culture, with particular emphasis on television, sports, movies, music and other elements I’ve reported on or simply love," said Miller in a statement. “These three upcoming chapters of Origins reflect our commitment to entertain listeners and provide new insights from the most essential individuals involved.”
Origins is made in partnership with podcast producer Cadence 13, which also produces shows with everyone from Tony Kornheiser to Gwyneth Paltrow. About Origins, Chris Corcoran, Cadence 13's chief content officer, said in the statement, “Following the enthusiastic response to the first two chapters of Origins on Curb Your Enthusiasm and ESPN, we’re very excited to take this series to the next level with three strong and surprising new stories. Origins has been a perfect programming model for an audience that loves to learn and be entertained at the same time."
Listen to the trailer for Origins new run below.