The official companion podcast for the HBO Original series Succession. Journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks every episode of this final season with the show’s writers, producers, and directors. Plus, she taps real life experts outside the show – like business titans, whistleblowers, and political consultants – to find out just how terrifyingly accurate the world of Succession really is. You can stream all episodes of Succession and listen to the podcast on Max. The Official Succession Podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios
The HBO's Succession Podcast builds on the fame of Succession, one of the most popular shows on HBO. The Roy family has captured the imagination of viewers across the globe. The podcast allows listeners to explore this popular show further. Cast and crew members offer both episode recaps and production stories. Each episode receives a summary as well.
The host of HBO's Succession Podcast is veteran journalist Kara Swisher. She is an inspired choice to be anchoring this podcast. For almost 30 years, she has been reporting on tech giants and business moguls alike. Plus, she is familiar with the kinds of real-life figures who serve as the inspiration for the Roy family. Her profiles on the super-wealthy allow her unique insight into the characters. She has previously interviewed tech luminaries like Bill Gates, Tim Cook, and Elon Musk. Swisher also hosts multiple tech podcasts, including On with Kara Swisher and Pivot.
HBO's Succession Podcast has seen many cast members appear on the podcast. These include Kieran Culkin and J. Smith-Cameron. Director Lorene Scafaria has also been a guest. The stories they tell are interesting and funny in the appropriate places. The guests often explain their creative process and why they made the choices they did for the episode in question.
Swisher also interviews people who do not work on the show but have relevant insights. Political consultant Eric Schultz has been a guest on the podcast. As a political consultant, Schultz knows about dealing with money and power. That helps him relate to Succession.
Now that Succession has completed its run, so has HBO's Succession Podcast. But the episodes on this podcast are still relevant to fans of the show.