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The Americans’ Alison Wright on Things to Eat in Moscow When You’re Exiled

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings and Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings.

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Each week on Slate’s Americans podcast, June Thomas sits down with the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans as they reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama’s fifth season.

This week, Thomas talks to Peter Ackerman, who wrote Episode 509, “IHOP.” Later, she chats with Alison Wright about how she sees her character, Martha Hanson, coping with life in Moscow.

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

Podcast production by June Thomas.