WARNING: This episode contains course language and potentially offensive jokes. It is also the closest interview in tone to a sitcom writers' room you are ever likely to hear on a podcast.
Comedy writing duo Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker talk about their career and upcoming projects with Steve Trautmann. Justin and Patrick got their start in TV on the sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, which they created. They also created Surviving Jack, and were producers on "How to Be a Gentleman," "Cougar Town," "iZombie" and "Powerless." They recently sold a multi-cam pitch to Fox entitled "Suspended."
Marti Noxon talks with Monique Sorgenfeld about her feature directorial debut with the Netflix movie "To The Bone," and her career in television. Topics include: women in TV and Film, eating disorders, anorxia and bulemia, growing up in Los Angeles, Rick Rosenthal, "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", Showrunning the television series Unreal, UC Santa Cruz, making autobiographical films, being an assistant in the entertainment business, and movie orgasms.
Brian Gary interviews Bruce Miller the creator and series showrunner of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu.
Writer/producer Gary Goldstein discusses writing TV movies and maintaining a career.
Aaron Korsh, creator and showrunner of "Suits," sits down with Steve Trautmann to discuss his career and and long running series.
Brian Gary interviews The Duffer Brothers: the creators and showrunners of the Netflix series Stranger Things.
Monique Sorgen sits down with Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith about their new series "Life Sentence', being a writing team, acting and improv.
Monique Sorgen interviews writing team and married couple Nick Stoller & Francesca Delbanco about their upcoming Netflix series Friends From College.
Monique Sorgen talks with Danny McBride & John Carcieri about Vice Principals and their writing and film making careers.
A conversation with Homeland showruner Alex Gansa about the ups and downs of a long career in television.
Monique Sorgen interviews TV and Feature writer Misha Green (Underground, Mother) about breaking in, creating a series, and diversity.
Brian Gary speaks with Writer, Director, Producer and Mr. Robot Showrunner: Sam Esmail.
Mike Schur discusses his career and creating The Good Place.
During discussion of The Good Place there are spoilers regarding the season's final episode.
Steve Trautmann has a conversation with the writers of the feature comedy Fist Fight, Van Robichaux & Evan Susser.
Robert & Michelle King, creators of The Good Wife and The Good Fight, talk with Aaron Fullerton about their career and their good shows.
Monique Sorgen has a conversation with comedian and show creator Pete Holmes about his multifaceted career and HBO series Crashing.
Steve Trautmann talks to Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan about their careers and the challenges of making a TV series.
Aaron Fullerton interviews screenwriter and Iraq War Veteran Chris Roessner about his debut feature film on Netflix: Sand Castle.
Monique Sorgen talks with Gina Prince-Bythewood & Reggie Rock Bythewood about their careers and new show "Shots Fired." Monique also sits down with Kat Smith from the Activities Committee about this year's upcoming writers retreat.
Negotiating Committee member, Kate Erickson, and the chairs of the WGA Negotiating Committee, Billy Ray, Chip Johannessen and Chris Keyser, discuss the negotiations with the AMPTP.
Brian talks with playwright and showrunner Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Treme, Law & Order) about his Amazon series Bosch and a long career in scripted television.
Monique Sorgen speaks with screen/TV writer Tracy Oliver (Barbershop: The Next Cut) about her upcoming film, Girls Trip, as well as writing for Survivor’s Remorse & more.
Steve talks playwriting with Gary Goldstein and Hilliard Guess interviews GOLD writers Patrick Massett & John Zinman (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Blacklist) about their careers in film and TV.
Steve interviews writer, director, and actor Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms, Captain Fantastic) about his career and process.