343 episodes

Hollywood & Levine looks at the world of entertainment, pop culture, screenwriting, and life, and takes none of it seriously. The point is to make you laugh, although useful information might accidentally slip through. Hosted by Emmy-winning writer/baseball announcer/talk show host, Ken Levine, Hollywood & Levine will feature commentary, war stories on Ken’s career (MASH, Cheers, Frasier, Simpsons), interviews, writing advice, movie reviews, snarky award show recaps, tall tales from his baseball and radio career, segments from old broadcasts, improv sketches, answering listener questions, and more. It’s a fun, fast-paced hour of humor, nonsense, and God knows what.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

Hollywood & Levine looks at the world of entertainment, pop culture, screenwriting, and life, and takes none of it seriously. The point is to make you laugh, although useful information might accidentally slip through. Hosted by Emmy-winning writer/baseball announcer/talk show host, Ken Levine, Hollywood & Levine will feature commentary, war stories on Ken’s career (MASH, Cheers, Frasier, Simpsons), interviews, writing advice, movie reviews, snarky award show recaps, tall tales from his baseball and radio career, segments from old broadcasts, improv sketches, answering listener questions, and more. It’s a fun, fast-paced hour of humor, nonsense, and God knows what.

    EP343: More with Best-Selling Author, Michael Connelly

    EP343: More with Best-Selling Author, Michael Connelly

    This week deals with the creation of “the Lincoln Lawyer,” Michael’s writing process, and the transition into television.

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    • 36 min
    EP342: Meet Bosch & Lincoln Lawyer author Michael Connelly

    EP342: Meet Bosch & Lincoln Lawyer author Michael Connelly

    Part one of an in-depth interview with best selling author, Michael Connelly who has sold over 85 million copies of his books. This week we discuss influences, breaking in, and the creation of Harry Bosch.

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    • 26 min
    EP341: Game Shows, Reality Shows, and MacLean Stevenson Shows

    EP341: Game Shows, Reality Shows, and MacLean Stevenson Shows

    More with former NBC Page, Shelley Herman who deals the dish in her new book. Shelley went on to work in game shows, host informercials, fend off actors, and do play-by-play for monster truck rallies. All of that and more this week!

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    • 35 min
    EP340: My Peacock Tale: Secrets of an NBC Page

    EP340: My Peacock Tale: Secrets of an NBC Page

    Shelley Herman is Ken’s guest. A great way to break into TV is to become a network Page (remember Kenneth from 30 ROCK?) Shelley was an NBC page back in its glory days and has written a terrific tell-all book about it and the stars she encountered. She’s also performed comedy with Andy Kaufman, hosted monster truck rallies on ESPN, been a game show exec, and hosted eight informercials. So lots to talk about!  

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    • 32 min
    EP339: Laughter

    EP339: Laughter

    What every comedy writer strives for. Ken discusses the benefits and elusive nature of laughter. It could add eight years to your life. 

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    • 29 min
    EP338: More with Mo

    EP338: More with Mo

    Part two of Ken’s interview with esteemed TV critic, Maureen (“Mo”) Ryan. Among the topics this week: well-run shows, bad actor behavior, the strike, and the need for mentors. If you listened to part one it’s a safe bet you’re back for part two. Mo Ryan is a terrific guest.  

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

mrdiscopop ,

Witty, informative, surprising

Ken’s a Hollywood insider, having worked on M*A*S*H, Cheers and Frasier to name just a few. But his podcast highlights the people behind the scenes - critics, writers, producers - who make it all happen. He’s a genial host, who gets the most out of his guests and has a few choice anecdotes of his own. A superb listen.

Astrida’sEcho ,

Hollywood legend (giving back to Ken)

Ken Levine has decades of experience in Hollywood that he distills into a witty and insightful podcast.

He and his partner David Isaacs are screenwriting legends with astonishing credits for landmark programs: MASH, Cheers, The Simpsons, Frasier.

As a fan of his blog for over a decade, the podcast has added so much to his engaging, educative and illuminating style.

I was not paid for this effusive review. I’m a genuine fan from England who loves the podcast and the man, and wants to give back in the least onerous way possible - a nice review.

@KosmicKris ,

One of the best podcasts out there!

I cannot recommend this highly enough. Every episode is interesting and Ken has a warm and engaging style. As someone who loved US TV in the 70s, 80s and 90s this is a treasure trove of stories!

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