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Dec 29, 2016

Bob Odenkirk moderates this TV writers panel with Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg (The Americans), Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck (Veep), Marti Noxon & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnREAL), Carolyn Omine (The Simpsons), and Alex Rubens (Key & Peele).


Dec 22, 2016

Brian Gary goes in depth with screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Passengers, Dr. Strange, Prometheus) about his approach to Science Fiction and Fantasy and the path that made him one of the go-to genre writers in Hollywood.

Dec 15, 2016

In this bonus episode Aaron Fullerton talks with showrunner Joe Henderson (Lucifer, Graceland, 11.22.63) about staffing, and life in the room.

Dec 8, 2016

Steve Trautmann talks with Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) about their friendship, career and collaboration. WGF Executive Director Katie Buckland makes her pitch for contributions to the Writers Guild Foundation.

Nov 24, 2016

A brief message from WGAW President Howard Rodman, and Aaron Fullerton talks with Chance co-creator/showrunner Alex Cunningham (Aquarius, Bates Motel, Desperate Housewives) about her new Hulu series, creative process, and career.

Nov 10, 2016

Steve & Monique talk with Stephen Falk (You're The Worst, Weeds, Orange Is The New Black) about his career, diversity and creating "You're The Worst."

Oct 27, 2016

Brian Gary talks with Arrival / Lights Out screenwriter Eric Heisserer about adapting stories for film and the project that jump started his career – and also speaks with Writers Guild Foundation archivist Hilary Swett about the library’s extensive holdings and her role as researcher.

Oct 13, 2016

Aaron Fullerton talks with Chris Kelly (SNL, Broad City) about improv, sketch writing, and his semi-autobiographical movie, "Other People." Also, information about the Writers Guild Foundation's first annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament.

Sep 22, 2016

Prentice Penny discusses his career and showrunning the new HBO series, Insecure. Also a snippet of WGAW’s recent Sublime Primetime 2016 panel with Emmy-nominated writers.

Sep 8, 2016

Aaron Fullerton talks to American Gothic Creator/Executive Producer Corinne Brinkerhoff (Jane the Virgin, Elementary, The Good Wife) about her career and showrunning.

Aug 25, 2016

Brian Gary talks with Jose Molina (Agent Carter, The Vampire Diaries) & Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100 discuss their careers as writers and producers, and also about their podcast, The Children of Tendu.

Aug 11, 2016

Justin Marks discusses The Jungle Book, Counterpart, TopGun 2 and more. Also Hilliard Guess talks to Dwayne Johnson-Cochran from the Genre Committee.

Jul 28, 2016

Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us and Uncharted 4) talks with Gennifer Hutchison about story in video games, and Aaron returns to the podcast to discuss WGAW elections. Feature writer survey questions:

Jul 14, 2016

Paul Feig & Katie Dippold discuss their careers and their latest movie, "Ghostbusters." Also, Steve and Brian discuss the past year of WGAW podcasts.

Jun 23, 2016

John August talks with Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, Sherlock Holmes), about writing and producing, and Hilliard Guess interviews Gary Goldstein, the chair of the LGBTQ Writers Committee.

Jun 9, 2016

Captain America: Civil War screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely are interviewed by fellow scribe Jose Molina (Agent Carter) about their career and writing in the Marvel Comics Universe.

May 26, 2016

Aziz Ansari discusses his career and new Netflix show, "Master of None." Also we have the second half of the Darnell Hunt interview about the 2016 Hollywood Writers Report.

May 12, 2016

Ron Moore the showrunner of "Outlander" is interviewed by fellow "Outlander" writer Toni Graphia; and an interview with UCLA Professor Darnell Hunt regarding the 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report, conducted by Tery Lopez, Director of the WGAW Diversity Department.

Apr 28, 2016

Bryan Sipe, the writer of "Demolition" is interviewed by Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club), and a recap of the "Creating Your Webseries event.

Apr 14, 2016

David Windsor & Casey Johnson from "The Real O'Neals" are interviewed by showrunner Nahnatchka Khan, and Hilliard Guess talks with Maria Escobedo and Evette Vargas from The Latino Writers Committee.

Mar 24, 2016

Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszweski, who developed "The People vs. O.J. Simpson" for TV are interviewed by Daniel Waters. Also Lesley Mackey, Senior Director of Credits, returns discuss credit arbitration.

Mar 10, 2016

Brent Forrester discusses his career in comedy writing and showrunning, and Lesley Mackey from Credits discusses how writers can protect their credits.

Feb 25, 2016

Josh Safran, creator and showrunner of Quantico, is interviewed by Liz Tuccillo, and Hilliard Guess interviews Michelle Amor, the co-chair of The Black Writers Committee.

Feb 11, 2016

Chrissy Pietrosh & Jessica Goldstein interviewed by Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker, also Lauren Mackenzie & Andrew Gettens discuss their upcoming panel, "Go Team."

Jan 28, 2016

James LaRosa, Creator/Showrunner of VH1's Hit The Floor, talks with Margaret Oberman; and Brian Gary interviews Elias Davis and Tom Schulman, Board Members of the Writers Guild Foundation

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