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A podcast about Saturday Night Live looks behind the scenes of season 44

PRESS RELEASE — September 24, 2018

SNL fans rejoice! Today, James Andrew Miller, in partnership with Cadence13, released a new chapter of his popularly acclaimed “[Origins](Origins with James Andrew Miller )” podcast titled, “Origins Chapter 4: Saturday Night Live: Behind the Scenes of Season 44.” Golden Globe and EMMY-Award winning actor Alec Baldwin discusses his real feelings on Trump, while producer Lorne Michaels, Weekend Update co-anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost, along with Kenan Thompson and others talk about the challenges they face putting together shows each week in the Trump-Era. In episode one of the three-episode chapter, listeners will hear about the future of Baldwin’s Trump in the new SNL season ahead which begins on September 29th.

Additional SNL interviewees in this chapter include: Chris Redd, Aidy Bryant, Heidi Gardner, Melissa Villasenor, and show producer, Lindsay Shocks. Below are some highlights from this week’s discussion, and more information to help with your coverage needs.



With wit, intensity, and wily irreverence, "Origins, with James Andrew Miller" takes its audience on a narrative journey marked by unpredictable moments, pivotal junctures, and strokes of luck that turn great ideas into fresh, dynamic realities. Spanning the worlds of television, motion pictures, sports, music, social media and beyond, Miller’s iconic guests share the real story behind some of the world’s most celebrated successes – from daringly brave beginnings to adventurous journeys that followed.


James Andrew Miller is an award-winning journalist and co-author of the national #1 NYT bestseller “Those Guys Have All the Fun”, “Inside the World of ESPN”, and “Live From New York, An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live”, which was on the NYT list for 5 months and was named by Fortune as one of the top 75 “Smartest Books We Know.” His latest book, “Powerhouse, The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency,” also a New York Times bestseller, was called “astonishing,” by James B. Stewart. Miller’s first book, “Running In Place: Inside the Senate”, was also a bestseller. Miller has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and is a frequent contributor to The Hollywood Reporter. He received his bachelor’s degree from Occidental College, and holds graduate degrees from Oxford University and Harvard Business School, all with honors.


Cadence13 is a leader in premium, on-demand audio entertainment. Our critically-acclaimed shows and personalities reflect the diverse conversations and interests happening in world today. Cadence13 shows are led by a collection of voices that matter, including Sophia Amoruso, Nick Bilton, Flula Borg, Rachel Brathen, David Dobrik, Jon Favreau, Hannah Hart, Andrew Jenks, Peter Kafka, Peter King, Ezra Klein, Brian Koppelman, Tony Kornheiser, Payne Lindsey, Jon Lovett, CJ McCollum, James Andrew Miller, Jim Norton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Peck, Zac Stuart-Pontier, Paul Rabil, Rhett and Link, Michael Sheehan, Sherrod Small, Marc Smerling, Kara Swisher, Tommy Vietor, Adrian Wojnarowski and many more. These groundbreaking influencers and thought leaders cover business, sports, tech, politics, entertainment, news, culture and much more. Cadence13’s programming partners include Action Network, Blumhouse TV, Complex, Crooked Media, Entertainment Weekly, Girlboss Media, goop, Granity, Mythical Entertainment, People, Recode, Seven Bucks Productions, Sports Illustrated, theSkimm, Tenderfoot TV, Time Inc., UFC, UTA, Vanity Fair, The Verge, Vox Media, Yahoo Sports, and Yoga Girl, among others. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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