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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 • 397 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.

    EP224: Meet Singer Extraordinaire Linda Eder

    EP224: Meet Singer Extraordinaire Linda Eder

    “Star Search” winner/Broadway star/recording artist/Carnegie Hall concert singer, Linda Eder has an amazing voice and career. She’s also a very fun guest.
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    EP223: Things that YOU hate that others love

    EP223: Things that YOU hate that others love

    After Ken’s list of things he hates that others love, listeners weighed in with their selections.  Audience participation podcasting!
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    EP222: Things I hate that you might love

    EP222: Things I hate that you might love

    There are things universally loved in popular culture that Ken just doesn’t get. Everybody has their own list. Ken shares his. 
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    EP221: Part Two with actor/Broadway star, Chip Zien

    EP221: Part Two with actor/Broadway star, Chip Zien

    Chip Zien has been in 13 Broadway shows, has over 65 TV and movie credits, and was the voice of Howard the Duck.  This week he talks about being HOWARD THE DUCK, acting in LES MISERABLES, UNITED 93, working with Mike Nichols, and much more.
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    EP220: Meet actor/Broadway star, Chip Zien

    EP220: Meet actor/Broadway star, Chip Zien

    Chip Zien has been in 13 Broadway shows, has over 65 TV and movie credits, and was the voice of Howard the Duck.  He starred in INTO THE WOODS and discusses working with Stephen Sondheim along with many great showbiz tales.  Chip is a great storyteller and has great funny stories to tell.
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    EP219: The State of Television — THIS Minute

    EP219: The State of Television — THIS Minute

    Longtime NBC/Fox scheduler/guru Preston Beckman discusses the current television landscape — all the the changes and where things might be heading. TV is evolving quickly. If you want to break in, you need to know who’s out there, what they’re looking for, and where you fit in. Preston Beckman can help guide you.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
397 Ratings

397 Ratings

Johnny Pomatto ,

One of a Kind

I don’t know how many times Ken can close a show requesting his listeners to leave a review before I actually do it. I guess I’m always basking in the enjoyment of the episode to remember to do it. I love HOLLYWOOD AND LEVINE. Ken Levine brings his decades of experiences as a television writer, baseball enthusiast, and playwright and uses it as a jumping off point to, well… talk about whatever he’d like. You never know what you’ll listen to from week to week. Perhaps a series of anecdotes about his years of writing for classic shows like MASH, CHEERS, and FRASIER. Maybe he’ll read one of his plays. Perhaps he’ll give an interview. But these are rarely interviews with participants doing the press rounds on every other podcast you listen to. Maybe he’ll speak someone running a pirate radio station out of his garage, or an actor who appeared on one of his long canceled shows to help shed light on their experience in and around the business. Sometimes Ken will provide readings of his plays. And all of this takes place in roughly 30 minutes a week, too short a time if you ask me. In addition to this, Ken is excellent at engaging with his fans. You got a question for him? Shoot him an email and in all likelihood he’ll be happy to respond to it. The television landscape has changed and not many participants of its various golden ages are still around to tell tales. I love listening to Ken’s stories. The man has one of the best voices in the business. Give him a go. You surely won’t be disappointed.

Hchl ,

Fantastic

What a consistently great podcast. So interesting and fun.

oldkuz ,

Funny and informative

Look forward to this podcast every week

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