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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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 457 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.

    EP370: The Latest Insult to TV Writers

    EP370: The Latest Insult to TV Writers

    Streamers have begun giving writers notes based on the “second screen.” What is that and why does it matter? Ken goes on a rant this week. 

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    • 19 min
    EP369: The Magic of Bruce Kalver

    EP369: The Magic of Bruce Kalver

    In this encore episode Ken talks to master magician Bruce Kalver. Learn about the world of magic and how to get out of handcuffs. It’s a fascinating and fun look at the artists who amaze and delight us. No rabbits or doves were harmed during this interview.

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    • 38 min
    EP368: More with MLB umpire Tim Tschida

    EP368: More with MLB umpire Tim Tschida

    This week we talk about the new rules, what it takes to get thrown out of a game, and other facets of officiating in the big leagues. 

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    • 34 min
    EP367: Meet MLB umpire Tim Tschida

    EP367: Meet MLB umpire Tim Tschida

    Baseball is back and to get you in the mood here’s a unique facet of the game — umpiring. Tim Tschida is a 26 year MLB vet and has great stories. What’s it like to be a big league umpire? Learn from one of the most respected and very best.  

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    • 44 min
    EP366: Your Good Questions, My Decent Answers

    EP366: Your Good Questions, My Decent Answers

    A popular feature — Ken answers listeners questions. Will he answer yours?  

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    • 29 min
    EP365: More with writer, Robin Schiff

    EP365: More with writer, Robin Schiff

    More great writing advice and writing book suggestions from the screenwriter of ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION. Ken tosses in some suggestions too.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
457 Ratings

457 Ratings

BrianK91 ,

Great Podcast - One of my favorites

Ken's podcast compliments his exellent blog "By Ken Levine". He is a long time Hollywood writer/ director / showrunner that has been involved is several of the "best sitcoms of all time". He has great guests from time to time.

Dog father 05 ,

Fun and Interesting

Ken Levine has to have one of the most varied backgrounds of any podcaster: TV and Movie Writer, TV Director, Playwright, DJ, and baseball announcer. Yet, he is so self deprecating and wryly humorous at the same time. He’s really good at interviewing people you’ve likely never heard of, but have seen or heard before, and opening up sides of the entertainment industry you might not know existed. There’s great stories and anecdotes delivered really well. This is a podcast I never miss.

Iluser ,

Fun

Very entertaining. A nice break from true crime.

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