Hollywood on the Potomac

Friday, May 09, 2014


There are currently more than a dozen television shows set in or around the world of Washington, DC—dramas like Netflix's "House of Cards," comedies like HBO's "Veep," and thrillers like FX's "The Americans." Bob speaks with Grantland TV critic Andy Greenwald, and the creators of "Veep" and "House of Cards" about why Hollywood is shining a spotlight on DC.

And if you want to hear more about DC television, listen to this extended cut of Bob's interview with "Veep" creator Armando Iannucci.


Andy Greenwald, Armando Iannucci and Beau Willimon

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [5]


I'd love to subscribe to On House of Cards, but I can't find it in my iTune search, a Google search, or a keyword search on this site. Let me know where to find it and I'll tune in.

Mar. 08 2015 01:16 AM
Devin J from Oregon

Dude, what the HELL were you guys thinking. That spoiler for House of Cards is an insanely crucial plot point that you just ruined for thousands of people. Are you out of your minds? How did NOBODY at OTM question this idea?

May. 12 2014 11:47 PM
thom thompson

interesting presentation on tv series that feature D C as setting couldn't understand a refrence to one a one word title beef or beeep or beat
now I know you weren't intending to guide the entertainment challenged -- me -- but NPR & C Rose serves as a main source for what to Netflix

May. 11 2014 02:57 PM
Eric Hamell

The first commenter pretty much took the words out of my mouth. I'll only add that pretending pig latin is protection against a spoiler is quite an insult to your listenets' intelligence.

May. 11 2014 11:47 AM
Bob from LI

A very sarcastic 'thank you very much' for the House of Cards spoiler. I wish I had enough money to to subscribe to HBO. Unfortunately I do not, and have to wait until the DVD comes out, so the pig latin really was a spoiler. I stopped the podcast and actually pulled my earbuds out in anger when I heard it.

I don't know the reason why that part of season 2 was used, since I didn't listen to the rest of the podcast. Maybe you could have used Underwood murdering a fellow politician from season 1. At least that would have given those of us who on watch it on DVD a chance.

May. 10 2014 09:15 PM

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