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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 500 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
    • 4.7 • 51 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 500 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.

    Writers for young people with Ben Acker, Preeti Chhibber, Sarvenaz Tash, Lily Sparks, and Halima Lucas

    Writers for young people with Ben Acker, Preeti Chhibber, Sarvenaz Tash, Lily Sparks, and Halima Lucas

    Ben Acker (author, Stories to Keep You Alive Despite Vampires); Preeti Chhibber (author, Spider-Man's Social Dilemma); Sarvenaz Tash (author, The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love; upcoming: A Whole Song and Dance); Lily Sparks (author, Teen Killers Club series); Halima Lucas (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur; Rugrats) talk about writing for young audiences, their work habits, letting your characters lead, and more.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Writer/actor Bonnie Hunt (creator, Amber Brown, Life with Bonnie)

    Writer/actor Bonnie Hunt (creator, Amber Brown, Life with Bonnie)

    Bonnie Hunt is a comedy hero, an incredible funny writer, improvisor, and actor. If you've seen any of Bonnie's early sitcoms--The Building, Bonnie, and Life with Bonnie--then you know and love the "Bonnie Hunt voice." How she came to that voice and point of view, as well as translating it to movies like Return to Me (which she co-wrote and directed) and the new Apple+ series Amber Brown (based on the book by Paula Danziger) are discussed, along with her writing process, making television in the 90s and today, and how improv is like writing.

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    • 57 min
    Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl);

    Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl);

    Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl)

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Claudia Forestieri (creator/showrunner, The Gordita Chronicles); Akilah Green (Black Monday; A Black Lady Sketch Show); Pilar Golden (creator/showrunner, Sinking Ship’s Beyond Black Beauty; Gossip Girl)

    Claudia Forestieri (creator/showrunner, The Gordita Chronicles); Akilah Green (Black Monday; A Black Lady Sketch Show); Pilar Golden (creator/showrunner, Sinking Ship’s Beyond Black Beauty; Gossip Girl)

    Claudia Forestieri (creator/showrunner, The Gordita Chronicles); Akilah Green (Black Monday; A Black Lady Sketch Show); Pilar Golden (creator/showrunner, Sinking Ship’s Beyond Black Beauty; Gossip Girl)

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    • 59 min
    Dan Gregor and Doug Mand (Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers)

    Dan Gregor and Doug Mand (Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers)

    Dan Gregor and Doug Mand (Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers)

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Joby Harold (showrunner, Obi-Wan); Kerry Ehrin (showrunner, The Morning Show); Gina Ippolito (The Unicorn; Murphy Brown; Regular Show)

    Joby Harold (showrunner, Obi-Wan); Kerry Ehrin (showrunner, The Morning Show); Gina Ippolito (The Unicorn; Murphy Brown; Regular Show)

    Kerry Ehrin (showrunner, The Morning Show; co-creator, Bates Motel), Joby Harold (showrunner, Obi-Wan; John Wick 3; Army of the Dead), and Gina Ippolito (The Unicorn; Murphy Brown; Regular Show) talk about the overwhelming responsibility of showrunning, big stars, weighty expectations, improvising plotting, and the death of Chewbacca.

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Sarah_Lou_ ,

New writer’s inspiration

I have only just discovered this show, but now I’m listening to back episodes and it is fantastic! There’s a real deep dive in to writing that is so helpful, and I like the diverse spectrum of writers interviewed. Thank you so much 😊

CathyCullen ,

Great podcast

Great guests and discussions. Love this. Occasionally hard to hear live show audio

Hollie Jennifer ,

Just what i needed!

I've just discovered this podcast and i'm obsessed. I'm doing a BA/BSc degree in Creative Writing and Philosophy, this is exactly what i've been looking for and i didn't even know it! Ben Blacker talks to so many of my favourite people in the comedy and scriptwriting scene and always seems to asks what I've always wanted to know. Keep going! 💛💛

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