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As requested by [personal profile] jae  I'm putting up a short presentation of this podcast as a separate post, even though it has already been mentioned in the link post earlier.

This weekly podcast is hosted by Molly Nussbaum, the show's script coordinator.
Published on Thursdays, each podcast accompanies the previous night's episode and therefore contains spoilers for that particular episode. 
So far Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg has joined Molly to talk about the set, how the scripts are written and some other show-related things. Dan Sackheim, who is now both director of various episodes as well as coordinator of the overarching storylines for the show, has also talked about his work process and how he makes sure everyone stays clear of certain TV tropes.

I highly recommend this for anyone who is interested in what goes on behind the scenes of a television show. It is full of insights, trade secrets and very entertaining discussions about the creative processes involved, both in the writing and on set. 

To listen and subscribe to the show you can look it up on iTunes here or use Slate's RSS feed here.
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Some links to whet your appetite for tonight's episode (though as last year, the episode-specific links are have been added to the episode post instead of being posted here):

Writing staff member/script coordinator Molly Nussbaum will be doing a new podcast on the show at Slate! Here's the first episode, which consists of a great interview with the showrunners.

An interview with Matthew Rhys for Backstage, and a few more for Hitfix, Variety, Digital Journal, Spinoff, and FashionNStyle.

An interview with Keri Russell with Starpulse.

The "Watching The Americans" podcast have an interview with Kelly AuCoin (Pastor Tim).

Director Tommy Schlamme talks about his work on The Americans, as well as two of his other projects: West Wing and Manhattan.

Slate has an interview with the The Americans set designers that goes into depth on the particulars (with lots of pictures!).

Rahul Khanna (Yousaf) did an interview with the Times of India in which he decried the censorship of his nude scenes in the premiere in his home country.

SpoilerTV will be doing an interview with Annet Mahendru (Nina) and are looking for suggestions on questions.

A writer from the Daily Beast had been putting off trying the show, finally forced himself to watch, and loved it.

A piece in US News and World Report talks about all the ways the show is more an exaggeration of real spying than a representation of it.

A piece in the Huffington Post talks about being a background actor (extra) on the show.

A piece in the New York Post about male nudity on television talks about The Americans, among other shows.

A few spoiler pieces for tonight's episode: from Movie News Guide, and to TV Equals.

Vogue has a list of reasons why you should watch season three, while the Huffington Post has a piece with eight reasons (among many) to love The Americans.

A fluffy little video promo for the show with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys from TV Guide Magazine.
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These built up again, so I'm not going to wait the full week! Moaaar links, coming right up:

First, in honour of Valentine's Day, some The Americans valentines by the show's script coordinator Molly Nussbaum: Philip, Stan, Elizabeth, Irina, Clark, Paige, Stan II.

Next, the First Look at Season Two thing from U.S. iTunes that [ profile] sistermagpie posted about is now up on youtube and viewable by non-Americans. :)

The results of two interviews with Starpulse's Brittany Fredrick: one with showrunner-writers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, and one with executive producer Graham Yost (this latter one is specifically a look back at season one, if you're extra-spoiler-avoidant).

And speaking of interviews, is soliciting questions for a future interview with Joel Fields.

FX is doing an online promo game that allows people to "unlock" a special preview by answering a question for 3 days--first on Facebook, then on Twitter, then on Instagram (viewable only in the U.S., because on the main FX site, but [ profile] apolla_savre has posted screencaps in the comments for us American-impaired folks).

Some information on one of this season's guest actors (I won't mention the name in case people are avoiding casting spoilers). He also tweeted about his nudity contract and took a picture of the wardrobe department while on set.

Spoilers galore! [personal profile] sistermagpie already linked to this, but just in case someone missed it, a wonderful Entertainment Weekly review of the season opener (including at least a few spoilers that hadn't already been leaked)! Plus a few more old-hat spoilers from other sources: from TVGuide and from Enstars.

The title of episode eleven (of thirteen) has been released.

There is now a full episode description for episode 203 (second season, third episode).

The "Paige and Henry," "Danger," and "Rules" trailers have finally been put on youtube.

A silly "Parenting tips from The Americans" vid from youtube that feels like a fanvid but is apparently made by the people who make the show.

A shot of Keri Russell on set outdoors from a couple of days back.

Yahoo's TV blog nominates The Americans as one of the shows to catch up on during the Olympics.


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