It’s Emmy weekend and my first guest on the new "Cone of Silence" podcast is the award-winning executive producer and showrunner of HBO's Veep, David Mandel. His comedy career began at Comedy Central and SNL and he went on to produce some of the greatest comedy hits of our time from Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm to taking over Veep in Season 5. We get the inside scoop on how the Veep team put together the last season and came up with the incredibly fitting finale (be warned: spoilers). We also talk about what it's like to work (twice) with the amazing Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and what it takes to stay on top of the comedy game. Plus, learn how Veep always seems to be ahead of the news cycle (we're talking Washington insiders!).