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Billie Jean King, Emma Stone and the Battle of the Sexes Directors

Billie Jean King, Emma Stone and the Battle of the Sexes Directors

On this week's episode, Wertheim talks all things Battle of the Sexes, the new movie out Sept. 22 that depicts the true story of the 1973 match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. First, Wertheim chats with BJK and Emma Stone, who portrays the 29-year-old King in the film. King and Stone discuss their dynamic, what went into Stone's research for her role and more. King also talks about the significance of the film, 44 years after the Battle of the Sexes match took place. In the second part of the podcast, Wertheim talks with husband-and-wife directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris​, who talk about why they wanted to make this film, if they watched the match in 1973 and more.

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