Noah Emmerich explains how he got a Bowie song onto The Americans' "Clark Place" two days before he died (AUDIO).

How Noah Emmerich Got a David Bowie Song Onto The Americans Two Days Before He Died

How Noah Emmerich Got a David Bowie Song Onto The Americans Two Days Before He Died

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April 14 2016 8:02 AM

How Noah Emmerich Got a David Bowie Song Onto The Americans Two Days Before He Died

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Frank Langella, Keri Russell, and Matthew Rhys in The Americans.

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Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider 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 fourth season. 

In this installment about Episode 5, “Clark's Place,” Noah Emmerich (who plays FBI agent Stan Beeman and directed this week's episode) joins June and showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to talk about the awkwardness of directing a steamy sex scene between co-stars (and real-life couple) Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell. Plus, the story of how he got a David Bowie song onto the show two days before Bowie passed away.

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. 

Podcast produced by Henry Molofsky.

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June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.