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The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 400 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), and Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) to talk about the art and business of creating great television. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 400 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), and Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) to talk about the art and business of creating great television. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

    Bentley Kyle Evans, Mike Drucker, & Chris Brandon + Bonus Interview with Leila Cohan

    Bentley Kyle Evans, Mike Drucker, & Chris Brandon + Bonus Interview with Leila Cohan

    Panel interview with Bentley Kyle Evans (co-creator, The Jamie Foxx Show; Millennials; Martin), Mike Drucker (head writer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), and Chris Brandon (creator, Bloodlands) talk about becoming comfortable as writers, writing for specific performers, and more. Plus a chat with Leila Cohan (Bridgerton; Santa Clarita Diet) about her valuable new newsletter, Room Snacks. Hosted by Ben Blacker.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Chris Sheridan, Nancy Kiu, Emily Chang & Sara Amini

    Chris Sheridan, Nancy Kiu, Emily Chang & Sara Amini

    A panel interview with Chris Sheridan (creator, Resident Alien, Family Guy); Nancy Kiu (Batwoman, MacGuyver); Emily Chang & Sara Amini (Twilight Zone). Hosted by Ben Blacker.

    • 54 min
    Jordan Blum, Janet Lin, and Jim Barnes

    Jordan Blum, Janet Lin, and Jim Barnes

    A panel interview with Jordan Blum (showrunner, MODOK); Janet Lin (Bridgerton; The Orville); and Jim Barnes (The Walking Dead; Timeless). Hosted by Ben Blacker.

    • 55 min
    Ronald D. Moore, Sigal Avin, and Lana Cho

    Ronald D. Moore, Sigal Avin, and Lana Cho

    A panel interview with Ronald D. Moore (creator, For all Mankind; Battlestar Galactica); Sigal Avin (creator, Losing Alice); and Lana Cho (Four Weddings and a Funeral; Timeless). Hosted by Ben Blacker.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Jami O'Brien and Cindy Fang

    Jami O'Brien and Cindy Fang

    A panel interview with Jami O'Brien (NOS4A2, Hell on Wheels) and Cindy Fang (Fresh Off the Boat, Girl Meets World). Hosted by Ben Blacker.

    • 40 min
    Simon Allen (The Watch)

    Simon Allen (The Watch)

    A chat with Simon Allen, creator of BBC America's The Watch, based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. An engrossing conversation about telling personal stories, expanding the language of TV, and more.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

CJFriday ,

Thank you Ben Blacker!

For any writer out there these podcasts are a must!

Olympic comedy ,

One of the best podcasts for writers

This is a great podcast for any aspiring TV writer. Would love to hear more chats with writers who work in late night TV and webseries.

brakes4unicorns ,

Thank you!

I’m a writer, showrunner type in Australia and I love your podcast so much. We do things differently here but have heaps to learn. It also makes me feel less alone when I’m pottering around my apartment, willing myself onto the next word/scene/script. You ask proper process questions which thrills me. Thank you!

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