On today's show:
Just Say Neigh!
(Starts at 8:00)
With the final episodes of "BoJack Horseman" dropping today on Netflix, we revisit our 2016 interview with series creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg. He is an avid follower of the Academy Awards, and wanted the series' third season to explore the machine behind Hollywood’s biggest night.
'American Factory' Has An Oscar Nod
(Starts at :45)
Among the Oscar nominees for Best Feature Documentary is “American Factory." After a debut at Sundance in 2019, the Michelle and Barack Obama picked it up as part of their Netflix deal. The film tells the story of what happened when a Chinese auto glass company named Fuyua opened a factory in a former auto assembly plant in Ohio. The film was directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. In 2009 they’d made the Oscar-nominated short film “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant,” which, in some ways, is a prequel to “American Factory.”
He Was Drawn To Kobe
(Starts at 17:00)
Glen Keane is a veteran animator who shared an Academy Award in 2018 with Kobe Bryant for the animated short, "Dear Basketball." The film was based on an essay that Bryant wrote when he retired from the NBA. Guest host Steven Cuevas speaks with Keane about the experience of working with the basketball legend.