175 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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    • 4.9, 358 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.

    EP175: A Master Class in Directing Part 1

    EP175: A Master Class in Directing Part 1

    Everyone says: “what I really want to do is direct.” Then this is the episode for you. Meet Andy Barnicle, who has directed over 300 full-length plays. In part 1 of this 2 part series, Andy concentrates on directing actors. It’s a fascinating and eye-opening look into the creative process.

    • 32 min
    EP174: The Broadcaster’s Nightmare

    EP174: The Broadcaster’s Nightmare

    We’ve all had the “nightmare” – it’s the day of your college final, you never went to class, your life depends on this grade, etc. Every profession has its own custom version of that dream. As a broadcaster Ken experienced several of these nightmares that actually came true. Terrifying then, hilarious now. Enjoy his pain.

    • 38 min
    EP173: The Early Days of My TV Career

    EP173: The Early Days of My TV Career

    If you're trying to make it in the television industry, this is the podcast for you. Emmy winning writer Ken Levine walks you through his early days as a freelance writer in the business working with David Isaacs. Ken shares all his experiences, including all the ups and many downs.  

    • 33 min
    EP172: Bringing Live Theatre to YOU

    EP172: Bringing Live Theatre to YOU

    Ken shares a one act play he wrote called SIGNING OFF. It’s about a late night talk host who’s put out to pasture meeting his young replacement. It’s a comedy/drama, performed last year at the Atwater Theatre in Los Angeles starring Nick Ullett & Clayton Ferris, directed by Tony Pasqualini.  With all stages dark these days, here’s a way to enjoy live theatre presented in the safety of your speaker or ear buds.

    • 28 min
    EP171: Ken's Top 5 List, For 25 Different Categories

    EP171: Ken's Top 5 List, For 25 Different Categories

    On this week's Hollywood & Levine podcast, Ken shares 25 different top 5 lists in categories that range from movies, TV, radio, actors, comedians, singers, announcers, and steak houses. Listen to this hilarious podcast, as Ken shares his years of experience and expertise in the world of entertainment. 

    • 48 min
    EP170: The Golden Era of Radio

    EP170: The Golden Era of Radio

    By popular demand, Ken shares an audio documentary he made for a UCLA class with fellow classmate, Bill Pearl. It traces Southern California Top 40 radio from the ‘50s to the ‘70s. We got an A.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

LazTX ,

Hidden Gem Podcast not just for Cheers fans

HUGE HUGE Cheers fan as a kid.(even had a Cheers skateboard my brother made me) So I was pleased to discover this podcast recently. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the shows. They’re not too long, not too short and great to mix in throughout the day. It’s been great hear tidbits and stories from his experiences in life and behind the scenes in Hollywood. Highly recommend !

oro83 ,

Hollywood sbd Levine

Love the show. Ken tells wonderful stories that play well in the background while I am working. I look forward to each episode and have turned my wife and son onto this show. Keep up the good work. Plus he does respond to your emails.

Mill60062 ,

Entertaining and Educational

Ken Levine is the perfect host - a former radio pro who knows how to keep a show moving and a talented writer with great insights on the craft and the entertainment industry. This is the best class you never got to take.

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