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Why Anything Is Possible on HBO’s Los Espookys

Creators Fred Armisen, Ana Fabrega, and Julio Torres explain why they designed a world where supernatural elements exist without clear rules or logic.

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Episode Notes

This week host June Thomas talks to Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, and Fred Armisen, creators of the HBO show Los Espookys. The three comedians talk about what it was like to craft a bilingual TV show with dialogue in both English and Spanish and why the show isn’t set in a particular country. They also discuss the show’s supernatural elements, which intentionally lack specific rules and logic.

After the interview, June and co-host Isaac Butler help a listener who’s feeling unproductive in her new workplace.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

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