Screenwriter, actor, comedian, and shut-in Brian T. Arnold hosts a podcast about reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. But, he's only got 39 minutes to do it because he will not be paying for Zoom Pro. Conversations feature screenwriters, comedians, filmmakers, actors, and more. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Episode 39 - Brian T Arnold (39 Minute Conversations! a small role in Paradox Lost!)
In the season 1 finale, we come full circle! Dennis Curlett, the very first guest of the pod, comes back to guest host and interview screenwriter, actor, comedian, and your usual host Brian T. Arnold (39 Minute Conversations! Brian P. Arnold in Paradox Lost, a film by Dennis Curlett!) Listen to us talk about where this podcast came from and why Brian is taking a break from it, the joys and frustrations of screenwriting, Brian's writing process or lack thereof, trying to build a steady career in Hollywood, branching out into acting/directing/producing, the WGA strike, and much more! You can follow Brian on Instagram, Threads, Bluesky, TikTok, and probably other places at @BrianTArnold. Thanks for listening to 39 Minute Conversations! We'll be back for season 2 somewhere down the road, so stay tuned!
Episode 38 - Jessica Perlman (Breathing Underwater! Bojack Horseman! I Think You Should Leave!)
In this episode, Brian T. Arnold has a 39-minute conversation with filmmaker, editor, and assistant editor Jessica Perlman Jessica Perlman (Breathing Underwater! Bojack Horseman! I Think You Should Leave!)* Listen to us talk about growing up a child of deaf adults and how the visual language of ASL translated to her filmmaking style, joining the editorial teams of some of her favorite shows, what she looks for in a script she might want to direct, her favorite aspect of making movies, which Muppets we are, and much more! You can follow JP on Instagram at @perlzzy, and watch her short Breathing Underwater and her other work at her website: http://www.jessicalperlman.com/! *For the duration of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, we're not endorsing or promoting any AMPTP projects. Credits are just a matter of public record. You get it!
Episode 37 - Geri Carillo (Walker! The CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase!)
In this episode, Brian T. Arnold has a 39-minute conversation with writer Geri Carillo (Walker! The CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase!)* Listen to us talk about the camaraderie of the picket lines, how she got her first writing job, her advice for up-and-coming writers, their shared time writing for the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase, and much more! You can follow Geri on Instagram at @gericari! *For the duration of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, we're not endorsing or promoting any AMPTP projects. Credits are just a matter of public record. You get it!
Episode 36 - Dana Braziel-Solovy (Adventures of a Comic Con Girl! Wandavision! CSI: Vegas!)
In this episode, Brian T. Arnold has a 39-minute conversation with writer and art director Dana Braziel-Solovy (Adventures of a Comic Con Girl! Wandavision! CSI: Vegas!) Listen to us talk about her adventures on the picket line, designing and selling shirts to support the Entertainment Community Fund, the importance of television as an escape in difficult times, our shared love for the Teamsters' own Lindsay Doughtery, and much more! You can follow Dana on most of the social media things @danabraziel, and check out https://www.bonfire.com/store/writers-strike-shirts/ to buy some Dana-designed shirts. All proceeds go to the Entertainment Community Fund. And, if you're in SAG-AFTRA or the WGA and live in Los Angeles, check out the World Harvest Food Bank at https://www.worldharvestla.org/. They're offering free carts of groceries to guild members for the duration of the strike!
Episode 35 - Becca Roth (Margo & Perry! Lenses! They Thought I Was You!)
In this episode, Brian T. Arnold has a 39-minute conversation with award-winning writer, director, and podcaster Becca Roth (Margo & Perry! Lenses! They Thought I Was You!) Listen to us talk about how the pandemic blew up Becca's life and led to her move to Los Angeles, how improv made us better writers, making documentaries, what prompted her to host a podcast examining the film and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen through a modern feminist lens, and hear Becca diagnose Brian with ADHD in real time! You can follow Becca on Instagram and Threads at @beccaroth and on Twitter at @Becca_Roth!
Episode 34 - Jasmyne Peck (Kevin Can F*ck Himself! Love, Victor! WGA Strike Captain!)
In this episode, Brian T. Arnold has a 39-minute conversation with writer and WGA Strike Captain Jasmyne Peck (Kevin Can F*ck Himself! Love, Victor!) Listen to us rank the all-time best West Virginians, how they started in development at Monkeypaw before becoming a professional writer, their work for The Black Film Allegience and the importance of representation in writers rooms, how film and tv can be an important tool for social justice, and so much more. Jasmyne is an emotionally healthy person who isn't on social media, but you can check out the Black Film Allegiance here: https://www.bfallegiance.com/
Biased, because I was interviewed, but...
One of the reasons I was delighted to do it was because his questions in previous podcasts were engaging and fun. Brian is a professional writer, and understands the process and which questions are smart ones and which ones are, to be honest, a little dumb. The best part of the process is his curiosity about the interview subjects not only for their accomplishments, but who they are as people. Many of his guests are friends in the industry, though I expect that this will evolve as people find out about this podcast. However, I anticipate that his slightly self-deprecating, whimsical style will continue, which is what makes the 39 minutes FLY by.
Good people having pleasant conversations for a random amount of time
Love this new podcast. Just nice people having nice convos for a random amount of time. Funny.