Episode 112: Queer Eye: An Interview with Queer Eye Producer James Barker

Episode 112

28th February 2018

This week, we chat with one of the producers on the critically acclaimed, joyful, moving, tear-inducing Queer Eye on Netflix. James Barker shares his experience working on the series as a Story Producer and gives some insider info on the making of the hit show.

Episode notes

In this special Producer to Producer episode, we interview friend of Inside Pop James Barker about one of the most popular shows currently on television, Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye. James produced multiple episodes of this season and he gives us a behind the scenes look at the making of this pop culture phenomenon.

Listen to hear:

How hundreds of hours of footage got edited down into 8 brilliant episodes.
The differences between the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and this new version.
How producers captured the heartfelt moments that have America sobbing
An update on fan favorite AJ
And James’ tips on a few special things to look for while watching this series.

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  • James Barker

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Inside Pop is the weekly podcast that dives deep ​inside the world of pop culture. Television producers Amita Patel and Sean David Johnson bring their knowledge of the entertainment industry and their passion for pop culture to cover the stories you need to know about and care about. Together this dynamic duo brings a welcome diversity (they are African American and Indian American; Male and Female, Gay and Straight, Married and Single and wannabe residents of Sunnydale, CA and Dillon, TX) into the pop culture podcasting landscape.


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