B.J. Novak on “Vengeance”, podcasts and the downside of the streaming boom


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B.J. Novak has starred on TV, written a best-selling kids’ book, and tried his hand at app-making. Now he’s written, directed, and starred in his own movie: Vengeance, about a self-obsessed podcaster, red/blue state divides, and much more. He talks to Recode’s Peter Kafka about making the movie during a pandemic, what it was like to be on The Office when it was on NBC and then on Netflix, and why streaming is a “wasteland for comedy.”

Plus! The New York Times' James Poniewozek explains why the January 6 hearings’ novel format has worked on TV and social media.

Featuring: B.J. Novak (@bjnovak), Actor, Comedian, and Writer

James Poniewozik (@poniewozik), TV Critic for The New York Times

Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode

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