In the new episode of our weekly podcast Lever Time, David Sirota sits down with writer and executive producer Frank Rich to discuss the series finale of HBO’s Succession.
As the award-winning series comes to an end this Sunday, David and Frank take a look at Succession’s role in popular culture over the last five years, particularly its satire of the media industrial-complex and the American political system. Frank explains how the show offers a larger commentary on power and influence, but above all tells a story about a broken family. David also asks whether it’s plausible for an “intellectual fascist” like the character Jeryd Mencken to succeed in the Republican primary system.
A transcript of this episode is available here. You can also watch a video of the full interview with Frank below:
- Frank Rich Bids Farewell to Succession (Vanity Fair 2023)
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