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Magnificent Jerk

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On the last day of her grandmother’s life, journalist Maya Lin Sugarman finds a box of forgotten screenplays that sets her on a journey to uncover the truth about their author: her late uncle, Galen. She discovers that he was a leader of a Chinese gang, that he went to jail, and, in a final twist, that he poured his life story into a screenplay that was turned into a ’90s Hollywood action movie…starring Rob Lowe, Burt Reynolds, and Ice-T. Magnificent Jerk is an Apple Original podcast, produc ...
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Project Unabom

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Decades after Ted Kaczynski was caught, society is still asking some of the same questions about him: Is Ted a genius who went astray? Or simply a madman who murdered three people in cold blood? Project Unabom takes an in-depth look back at the Unabomber saga and Ted Kaczynski's legacy from the perspective of FBI agents who worked to solve the case, his brother who turned him in, and Ted’s very own writings. New episodes out every Monday. Project Unabom is an Apple Original podcast, produced ...
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Join host Jason Concepcion and Foundation’s showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer as they discuss adapting Isaac Asimov’s iconic novels for the screen. Writers from the show chat with Jason and David to unpack the latest episode of the Apple Original series, giving viewers a deeper dive into the story. Episodes of the show and the podcast premiere on Fridays. So watch first on Apple TV+ (where available), then listen to the podcast for the ultimate Foundation experience. This is a ...
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A recording reveals the crime that would ultimately put Galen in jail. But how bad did things need to get before it was time for him to make a change? Fiction becomes reality when Maya discovers the real-life love interest from his screenplay. Magnificent Jerk is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Pineapple Street Studios. Follow and listen on …
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Growing up in Oakland’s Chinatown, Galen Yuen was known for getting into trouble. But was he capable of murder? Maya ventures into her uncle’s past to learn the truth about a violent gang war and how it influenced his Hollywood screenplay. Magnificent Jerk is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Pineapple Street Studios. Follow and listen on Appl…
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Maya goes to visit her dying grandmother. While there, she’s given a box that sends her on a mission to discover her family’s biggest secrets and their connection to Rob Lowe, Burt Reynolds, and Ice-T. Magnificent Jerk is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Pineapple Street Studios. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. apple.co/MagnificentJerk…
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The epic Season 2 finale is upon us—and so is a galactic war. Cassian Bilton (Brother Dawn) is here to talk all about it with Jason and David as they unpack “Creation Myths.” Together, they lament the tragic loss of a key character, share insights on the state of the Empire and Foundation, and discuss Dawn’s surprisingly hopeful future. Plus, David…
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The forever empress is here! Laura Birn (Demerzel) chats with Jason and David about her character’s tragic backstory, revealed in episode 9, “Long Ago, Not Far Away.” They discuss Demerzel’s complicated relationship with Cleon and how Day’s fragile ego leads to intergalactic destruction. And Jason wants to know what would possess Dr. Seldon to give…
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Director Roxann Dawson joins Jason and David to talk all about episode 8, “The Last Empress.” They break down the challenges of creating an execution that’s broad-beamed across the galaxy. Plus, they unpack Salvor’s clever thinking while imprisoned on Ignis and how it leads to a meeting that has major repercussions for the rest of the series. Found…
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Writer Eric Carrasco guests this week to discuss episode 7, “A Necessary Death,” with Jason and David. Eric shares his appreciation of Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and why he wanted to work on Demerzel’s storyline. David and Eric also talk about bringing Hari and Day together in the same room for the first time since the show’s premiere. Foundat…
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Production designer Rory Cheyne sits down with Jason and David to dive into episode 6, “Why the Gods Made Wine.” Jason learns this was one of the most challenging episodes to make—thanks to an unexpected snowstorm and a flood. David and Rory go deep on how they created Hari’s home planet, Helicon, and why this was the right time to tell the story o…
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VFX supervisor Chris MacLean—the only person who just might rival David in sci-fi geek expertise—joins Jason and David to unpack episode 5, “The Sighted and the Seen.” From the Mentalics’ telepathic powers to Demerzel’s intricate cranial circuitry to the frightening-but-friendly Beki, Chris shares the behind-the-scenes stories about creating the sh…
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Leigh Dana Jackson, writer and co-executive producer, is Jason and David’s guest this week to discuss episode 4, “Where the Stars Are Scattered Thinly.” They talk about the state of Bel and Glawen’s relationship and how Bel’s time on Lepsis has changed him. Plus, we finally enter the Vault! David and Leigh weigh the implications of multiple Hari Se…
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Lou Llobel (Gaal Dornick) sits down with Jason and David to talk about Season 2, episode 3, “King and Commoner.” David and Lou debate just how similar Gaal and Hari are and discuss the dangers of meeting your heroes. Lou also shares her thoughts on new characters Hober Mallow and Bel Riose and takes us behind the scenes on filming in the sand dunes…
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Leah Harvey (Salvor Hardin) joins Jason and David to dive into Season 2, episode 2, “A Glimpse of Darkness.” The three discuss the long-anticipated meeting of Salvor and Gaal—and the odd trio the characters make with Hari. David also talks about how the writers approached the Foundation’s new religious phase. Plus, Leah reveals that in an alternate…
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The Apple Original series Foundation is back. Host Jason Concepcion and showrunner David S. Goyer are back as well and ready to unpack the Season 2 premiere, “In Seldon’s Shadow.” After jumping 138 years into the future, much has changed on Trantor and Terminus. Jason and David check in on our characters — from Hari’s anger that he hasn’t gotten a …
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Welcome back to the world of Foundation, the epic Apple Original series based on the award-winning works of Isaac Asimov. Each week, join host Jason Concepcion, showrunner David S. Goyer, and special guests from the cast and crew, as they go behind the scenes of Season 2 and unpack what this story can tell us about power, community, and faith. Foun…
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Decades after Ted Kaczynski was caught, we wrestle with a question that still hangs in the air: Was Ted a prophet or simply a murderer who terrorized a nation and killed three people? Project Unabom is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Pineapple Street Studios. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. https://apple.co/Project_Unabom…
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When the Unabomber was arrested in 1996, the world got its first glimpse of the serial bomber who had terrorized the nation for 18 years and murdered three people. Bearded and disheveled, he was the perfect depiction of a mad bomber. But what actually happened during those 18 years? What drove Ted Kaczynski to his dystopian vision of people overrun…
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The Season 1 finale deep dive is here. Jason and David waste no time unpacking the twists and revelations in “The Leap,” written and directed by David. They discuss Gaal’s epic journey home to Synnax, including the difficulties of shooting the scenes above and below water. They also talk about the implications of Hari as a deity. And they close out…
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Victoria Morrow, co-executive producer and writer, unpacks Season 1’s penultimate episode, “The First Crisis,” with Jason and David. They debate Hari’s motivations for setting things into motion. And they discuss the Brother Dawn twist that blindsided viewers (Jason especially), which David admits was deliberate. This is an Apple TV+ podcast, produ…
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Consulting producer and writer Liz Phang joins Jason and David to talk about episode 8, “The Missing Piece.” David reveals this is his favorite episode of the season while they discuss Brother Day’s complicated relationship with Demerzel, what radicalized the Anacreons, and Gaal’s mounting frustration with Hari’s betrayal. This is an Apple TV+ podc…
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Jason and David break down episode 7 of Foundation, “Mysteries and Martyrs.” They discuss the concepts behind the Invictus and other Imperial spaceships—some are knife blades, others are donut holes. They also dive deep into Hari’s grand plan, Brother Day’s confrontation with Zephyr Halima, and how Brother Dawn’s storyline gives off YA vibes. This …
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Jason and David dive into episode 6 of Foundation, “Death and the Maiden.” They explore the big reveal that comes to Salvor in a vision, the mounting panic taking hold of Brother Dawn, and Luminism—a religion that suddenly poses a threat to Empire. This is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Pineapple Street Studios. https://apple.co/-Foundation-…
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Leigh Dana Jackson is back to discuss episode 5, “Upon Awakening,” with Jason and David. They dive into Gaal’s home planet—the flooded world of Synnax—and her reasons for leaving. Plus, they talk about how the writers’ room grappled with all of the math. (Hint: They brought in experts.) This is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Pineapple Street Stu…
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Writer and co-executive producer Leigh Dana Jackson breaks down Foundation episode 4, “Barbarians at the Gate,” with Jason and David. They discuss what’s going on with Brother Dawn, how the Anacreons were conceived and adapted for the show, and why it’s important that space is multicultural. This is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Pineapple Stree…
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Jane Espenson—writer, co-executive producer, and Hugo Award winner—joins Jason and David to discuss Foundation episode 3, “The Mathematician’s Ghost.” They reveal the thinking behind Salvor Hardin and what makes her unique as a character. Plus, they dive into the backstory of the genetic dynasty. This is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Pineapple …
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Jason and David S. Goyer break down the first two episodes of Foundation: “The Emperor’s Peace” and “Preparing to Live.” Goyer gets candid about his personal relationship to the material, the process of modernizing Asimov’s works for television, and why a star bridge is a sci-fi lover’s favorite technology. This is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by…
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Psychohistory. Empire. Encyclopedia Galactica. It’s all in Foundation, an Apple Original series adapted from the works of Isaac Asimov by David S. Goyer and streaming exclusively on Apple TV+. Join Goyer and host Jason Concepcion as they discuss episodes every week in the Foundation official podcast. This is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Pineap…
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