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The Official Hacks Podcast

This is the official podcast of the Max series Hacks. In each episode, Hacks creators Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky will be joined by a special guest host (Susie Essman, Luenell, Angela Gibbs, Margaret Cho, D’Arcy Carden, Hannah Einbinder and others) who will bring their own experiences in comedy and Hollywood to a behind-the-scenes roundtable about the making of the show. You’ll hear stories from the writers’ room, dish from the set and insights into the worlds of stand-up and entertainment that inspired the show. Podcast episodes are available after episodes of Hacks air on Max. T...

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Recent Episodes of The Official Hacks Podcast


“The One, The Only” (With Jean Smart)

“The One, The Only” (With Jean Smart)

In this episode of the Hacks Official podcast Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by guest host and Hacks star Jean Smart. They talk about the high stakes for Deborah and Jimmy of shooting the comedy special in the finale. They also discuss the thinking behind Deborah firing Ava at the end of the season. Jean opens up about finding childhood idols in Phyllis Diller and in Jane Goodall. She also shares secret insights into Deborah’s backstory. At the  end, Jean pitches a kidnapping for a future episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Episode 8 3 June 2022 36m and 27s


“On the Market” (With Wanda Sykes)

“On the Market” (With Wanda Sykes)

In this episode of the Hacks Official podcast Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by guest host and Hacks fan Wanda Sykes. They talk with her about life on the road, learn Wanda’s origin story as a comic, and Wanda’s ideas for future episodes. They also bond over the painful Hollywood pitch process and  pre-pitch nerves.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Episode 7 2 June 2022 29m and 28s


“The Click” (with Rosie O’Donnell)

“The Click” (with Rosie O’Donnell)

In this episode of the Hacks Official podcast Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by guest host and Hacks superfan Rosie O’Donnell. They talk about motherhood, aging, and what went into shooting Deborah’s intimate bedroom scene. Rosie recounts her first stand-up set, and why she stepped away from her popular daytime talk show. Plus, she shares the unsolicited advice that she gave Hannah Einbinder via Twitter DM. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Episode 6 27 May 2022 38m and 31s


“Retired” (with Margaret Cho)

“Retired” (with Margaret Cho)

In this episode of the Hacks Official podcast Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by guest host Margaret Cho (30 Rock, All-American-Girl), who makes a cameo as herself in episode 4 of the show.They discuss competitiveness and sexism in stand-up, what makes talented comedians give it all up and unpack the mother-daughter dynamic between Ava and Deborah. Plus, Margaret shares why Joan Rivers once gave her the silent treatment and some stories from being a road comedian. We’ll also learn about a dark joke that didn’t quite make it into Deborah and Ava’s pool scene...

Episode 5 26 May 2022 41m and 49s


"The Captain’s Wife" (with Angela Gibbs and Luenell)

"The Captain’s Wife" (with Angela Gibbs and Luenell)

In this episode of the Hacks Official podcast Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by guest hosts Angela Gibbs (On My Block, This is Us) and Luenell (The Rock, A Star is Born) who play Marcus’s Mom and her friend Loretta.Angela and Luenell share their reaction to finding out they were cast together, mishaps on set with Marcus’s new puppy and the real-life challenges of performing on a cruise ship. They also learn how the team plucked Hannah Einbinder as Ava out of a 400-person casting pool and Luenell shares experiences from her own...

Episode 4 20 May 2022 39m and 15s


"Trust the Process" (with Susie Essman)

"Trust the Process" (with Susie Essman)

In this episode of the Hacks Official podcast Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined by guest host Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Broad City). They discuss the bravery of going on tour, the inspiration for that souped-up tour bus, and answer, “Who the heck is Pete Wentz?”. They also reveal what Laurie Metcalf brought to the character of Weed and the origin story behind her obsession with fast food. Listeners find out why Jean Smart jumped into the  dumpster and how she harbored a secret desire to be standup herself. Plus Susie shares stories from her life...

Episode 3 19 May 2022 32m and 15s


"Quid Pro Quo" (with D’Arcy Carden)

"Quid Pro Quo" (with D’Arcy Carden)

In this episode of the Hacks Official podcast  Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky are joined with guest host D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Broad City). D’Arcy is a longtime best friend and collaborator of the team and together they share their origin story. The team talks about how they decided when and how to reveal the contents of Ava’s infamous email, rich people’s love for litigation, Jean Smart’s Hacks singing debut and “sad Kayla”  among other behind-the-scenes moments that bring the show to life. D’Arcy also pitches the showrunners on a big character arc...

Episode 2 13 May 2022 39m and 56s


“There Will Be Blood” (with Hannah Einbinder)

“There Will Be Blood” (with Hannah Einbinder)

In the first episode of the Hacks Official podcast, Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky joined by guest host Hannah Einbinder, who plays Ava. They recap the season’s first episode that picks up right where season one left off, with Ava biting her nails over her drunken email that could land her in Deborah’s vengeful grasp. The group discusses collaborating as a three person showrunner team, Jean Smart’s love of Christmas, Hannah’s improvisation on set and what it was like to shoot the episode’s major fight scene. Hannah and the showrunners  will explore the choices...

Episode 1 12 May 2022 41m and 28s


Coming Soon: The Official Hacks Podcast

Coming Soon: The Official Hacks Podcast

The HBO Max series “Hacks” is back with a new season and a new companion podcast! In each episode Hacks creators Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky will be joined by a special guest host (Susie Essman, Luenell, Angela Gibbs, Margaret Cho, D’Arcy Carden, Hannah Einbinder and others) to unpack each episode of Deborah and Ava’s hijinx. Listeners will hear  stories from the show’s writer’s room, on set and the world of stand-up and entertainment that inspired the show. The first podcast episode drops on May 12th, after Hacks airs on HBO Max. The official Hack...

Episode 11 May 2022 1m and 43s

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