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Before binging, there was cable. Welcome to Basic!, the official podcast bringing you the unofficial history of cable TV. Go behind the scenes of a glorious time in pop culture, when shows like MTV’s ‘The Real World,’ ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ and AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ made basic cable a must-have for every American home. With the help of guests like Jimmy Kimmel, Cindy Crawford and Amy Schumer, hosts Doug Herzog (former network executive at MTV, Comedy Central, Fox) and Jen Chaney (TV critic at New York Magazine/Vulture) explore basic cable history through the experimental shows, ground-breaking creators, and Zeitgeist-shifting trends that defined the medium. 2023 Signal Arts & Culture Listener’s Choice Award Winner. Part of Pantheon Podcasts.
'Top Chef''s Padma Lakshmi
John Slattery from 'Mad Men'
Pro Wrestling Legend Chris Jericho
Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of 'Portlandia'
‘South Park’ co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Original MTV VJ Alan Hunter
"Weird Al" Yankovic
FX Networks Chairman John Landgraf
Bravo's Andy Cohen
Jon Stewart: Part 2
Jon Stewart: Part 1
Bonus Holiday Episode: Best Basic Cable Shows Ever!
Bonus Holiday Episode: State of Cable TV in 2022
'Daily Show' creators Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead
'Workaholics' star Adam DeVine