At the top of the show, Adam compliments Bret Easton Ellis on his incredible podcast and prepared nature. Adam then asks Bret about his place in the entertainment industry, and what type of work he enjoys pursuing. They also discuss his new TV series, and the next generation of fame and ‘influencers’. Later they talk about the downside of knowing everything about your favorite celebrity, and our societies obsession with victimization. Bret also shares his thoughts on how gay culture has evolved, and the guys take fan phone calls about putting others down to prop yourself up, how the internet has destroyed the studio system, and thoughts on whether to buy a house or an old car. As the show wraps up, Gina reads news stories about the first woman to complete the first stage of the American Ninja Warrior competition, Donald Trump mannequins, and Alison Brie’s new Netflix series about a female wrestling league in LA.
Listen to The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast, available on iTunes and the Podcast One app.
Producers: Mike August, Mike Lynch, and Mike Dawson
Co-Producers: Gary Smith, Chris Laxamana, and Matt Fondiler
Newsgirl: Gina Grad
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop