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Unpacking The Toolbox

English, TV & Video, 3 seasons, 84 episodes, 2 days, 16 hours, 51 minutes
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Shondaland Audio in partnership with iHeartPodcasts present: Unpacking The Toolbox. Each week, BFFs and Scandal co-stars Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz dive into an episode of Scandal, reliving their favorite memories from the set and breaking down the episode with plenty of behind-the-scenes stories and even more laughs. Joined by some of their fellow Scandal stars, Katie and Guillermo are sure to cover it all from the Olitz romance to the down-and-dirty deeds as Huckleberry Quinn. Calling all #Gladiators – Come join the Scandal fam for new episodes every Thursday, starting February 9th.
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Bridgerton The Official Podcast Returns on May 2nd!

Hi, UTT listeners! We are super excited about the return of Bridgerton: The Official Podcast and want you to share in the excitement with us. Alongside a new season of the TV show the companion podcast, which takes you behind the scenes through interviews with actors, writers, directors, and more. We think you'll want to tune in, but don't just take our word for it. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself! Ready for more? Tune in weekly to Bridgerton: The Official Podcast. Available on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/20242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Unpacking The Toolbox Season 2 Launches April 11th!

We’re back through Hell or High Water! Unpacking The Toolbox premieres with brand new episodes every Thursday starting April 11th. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/4/20241 minute, 59 seconds
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BONUS: World-Renowned Casting Director Linda Lowy Unpacks the Industry

Linda Lowy, casting director for major productions including so many of Shondaland’s hit series, shares the unbelievable story of how she found her way into Hollywood. Plus, Katie, Guillermo and Betsy dive into the many secret functions of a casting director and how much the casting process has improved.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/2/202351 minutes, 4 seconds
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BONUS: Unpacking Costume Design w/ Award Winner Lyn Paolo

The incredibly talented Lyn Paolo joins Katie, Guillermo and Betsy to unpack the industry with a focus on costume design from period pieces to DC politics. Lyn’s path to success was one of hard work and creating deep bonds that have stood the test of time. Plus, everyone wears clothes… So how does Lyn navigate something that everyone might have an opinion on?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/26/202343 minutes, 20 seconds
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BONUS: Film & TV Composer Chad Fischer Unpacks the Industry

Multi-talented composer Chad Fischer joins Katie, Guillermo and Betsy to unpack the career path of a lesser-known but vital role in all productions. Betsy and Chad break down the intricacies of scoring television. And Chad walks everyone through his incredible trajectory from indie drummer to master composer, filled a little bit of luck and a whole heap of hard work in every aspect of music and sound.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/19/202353 minutes, 31 seconds
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BONUS: Oscar Winner Sergio Lopez-Rivera Unpacks the Industry

Joining Katie, Guillermo and Betsy to unpack his career path is Oscar-winning makeup artist Sergio Lopez-Rivera. His love for fashion and design at a young age led him on an incredible journey from Spain to LA, beginning as a driver for some famous names that led to a breakout career filled with heartfelt moments.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/202352 minutes, 40 seconds
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BONUS: Katie Lowes & Guillermo Diaz Unpack The Industry

In solidarity with SAG-AFTRA and in the hopes to bring meaningful, exciting content to their fans, Katie and Guillermo, with the help of Shondaland executive producer, Betsy Beers, will be delivering BONUS EPISODES, bringing on unsung guests in the industry to discuss their journey to TV/Film notoriety, and "Unpack The Industry" for the fans. The first episode takes a deep dive into the crazy paths to success for both Katie and Guillermo. DON'T WORRY, GLADIATORS! Once the strike is over, we will be back to the rewatch episodes you know and love!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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REBROADCAST 221: Any Questions? w/ Betsy Beers

Everyone wants to know-- who is the mole?? Katie and Guillermo unpack this plot-heavy episode with legendary producer, Betsy Beers. Betsy's executive produced every Shondaland hit series and is a wealth of Scandal lore, including insight into how the show got started and her close relationship with Shonda Rhimes. Betsy was the host of the original Scandal podcast with her co-host Shonda, back before podcasting was cool. This episode was recorded on May 31, 2023. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/28/202351 minutes, 58 seconds
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REBROADCAST 107: Grant: For the People w/ Kerry Washington

In an emotional episode, Katie and Guillermo welcome Kerry Washington to dive into life at the end of the first season, and what the future held for the Scandal fam. Kerry shares her casting story, how she felt destined for the role and the importance of being true to yourself on the screen. Plus, Kerry jokes how her romance with Fitz was her second-longest relationship after her husband, and Katie discovers a brand new nickname for Guillermo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/21/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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REBROADCAST 106: The Trail w/ Tony Goldwyn

The one-and-only President Fitzgerald Grant joins Katie & Guillermo on this week’s episode to talk about everything from joining the Scandal cast, to what it was like directing the crazy OPA team. Plus, Tony Goldwyn shares his experiences breaking into the limelight as a sex symbol at 50 years old, being killed by Jason in Friday the 13th, and the “one minute” scene. And no episode would be complete without Katie & Guillermo talking about food – namely how Guillermo couldn’t eat on set as Homeless Huck, and why Katie thinks they should all make jam in Vermont.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/14/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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REBROADCAST 104: Enemy of the State w/ Liza Weil

During their rewatch of this shocking episode all about President Fitz’ affair with a young intern, Katie and Guillermo decided there was no better guest to bring on than the infamous Amanda Tanner herself, Liza Weil. Liza opens up about her difficulties during the audition process, all the way to the moment she asked to be in the harness when Amanda Tanner was pulled out of the river. Plus, Katie and Guillermo discuss hiking, enormous wine glasses and the necessity of letting out a little air during tense scenes… which of course means fart sounds galore. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/7/202354 minutes, 18 seconds
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REBROADCAST 101: Sweet Baby w/ Shonda Rhimes

The one-and-only creator of Scandal, Shonda Rhimes joins Katie and Guillermo in their inaugural episode of Unpacking The Toolbox, covering the famous pilot that started it all. Guillermo is shocked to learn where “Gladiators in suits” came from, and Katie shares her once in a lifetime casting story. Plus, Shonda discusses never-before-heard details about the development process for the show, but not before Katie and Guillermo applaud themselves for still fitting into their Scandal shirts from ten years ago.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/31/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 17 seconds
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Introducing: The Flaky Biscuit Podcast

Hi, Unpacking the Toolbox fans! We're excited to tell you about The Flaky Biscuit, the newest podcast from Shondaland Audio and iHeartPodcasts. Hosted by baker and cookbook author Bryan Ford, we think you'll enjoy this show's infusion of cooking and connection. You don't have to only take our word for it, though. Check out the trailer today for yourself! About Flaky Biscuit: Welcome to The Flaky Biscuit Podcast! Each episode, award-winning baker, Bryan Ford, welcomes fellow chefs, comedians, actors, musicians, change makers and more to his kitchen table. The guest's favorite, most nostalgic meal sets the tone for the stories of their childhood, growth, failure, triumph, and everything in between. These meals could be anything from a homemade version of a packaged baked good like a Twinkie, to re-creations of a special family gumbo. Bryan will do his best to make these from SCRATCH! Bryan’s goal is to elicit the Proust Effect for his guests, where special memories are triggered by food. Guaranteed for lots of laughs, Bryan doesn’t always get the meal quite right, but they always have fun, get real, and share something delicious. Listen to The Flaky Biscuit Podcast on the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/27/20232 minutes, 29 seconds
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Introducing Queen Charlotte: The Official Podcast

Hi, Shondaland fans! Dive into the ultimate love story that sparked the world. Inside Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story The Official Podcast, you’ll hear from celebrated writer Shonda Rhimes, Series Director Tom Verica, and the enchanting cast with exclusive interviews. Listen to Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story The Official Podcast now on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! About Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story The Official Podcast: Host Gabrielle Collins continues her Bridgerverse deep dive, this time taking on the Shonda Rhimes helmed prequel Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Every episode, we’ll explore Shondaland’s official take on the one-of-a-kind story. Binge the series on Netflix and join us for character deep-dives and the creative processes that brought the show to life with Shonda Rhimes, Tom Verica, India Amarteifio, Corey Mylcreest, and more. Listen to new episodes of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, The Official Podcast, every Thursday starting May 18.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/20232 minutes, 22 seconds
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Unpacking The Toolbox – Premiering February 9th

Shondaland Audio in partnership with iHeartPodcasts present: Unpacking The Toolbox. Each week, BFFs and Scandal co-stars Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz dive into an episode of Scandal, reliving their favorite memories from the set and breaking down the episode with plenty of behind-the-scenes stories and even more laughs. Joined by some of their fellow Scandal stars, Katie and Guillermo are sure to cover it all from the Olitz romance to the down-and-dirty deeds as Huckleberry Quinn. Calling all #Gladiators – Come join the Scandal fam for new episodes every Thursday, starting February 9th.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/20231 minute, 43 seconds