Pilot Co-Pilots! focuses on the always-in-flux television industry and, more specifically, what's new on TV. Each episode Van and Maya are joined by a comedian or TV insider/lover to discuss the pilot episode of a brand new series! For the second part of the podcast they interview a TV professional about their career, what they watch and what they may have on the horizon. Pilot Co-Pilots! is not only relevant and timely, but also gives insight into the making of some of our favorite TV shows.
14. Emily Schmidt of "Girlboss" / "Get Shorty" with Andrew Farmer
This episode Van and Maya welcome "Girlboss" writers' assistant Emily Schmidt and second-time guest Andrew Farmer (The Governess & Lady Parade along w/ Emily) to discuss the pilot of "Get Shorty" on Epix. They discuss products they do not want to advertise and Emily tells us about her transition from the writers' room to working in front of the camera!
13. Steven Conrad of "Patriot" / "The Young Pope" with Billy Domineau
In our thirteenth episode, "Family Guy" writer Billy Domineau joins us to discuss "The Young Pope" and even brings along a predicted scene he thought might show up in the pilot! Van is then joined remotely by Steven Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Weather Man) from the busy set of his new series "Patriot" which streams February 24th on Amazon.
12. Chelsea Davison of "MadTV" / "This is Us" with Nate Kiley
This episode Maya and Van discuss NBC's breakout hit "This is Us" with Nate Kiley of "How Did This Get Made?" and then Van sits down with Chelsea Davison, writer on "@midnight" and cast of the new "MadTV" on The CW to discuss her beginnings in comedy.
11. Erik Adams of A.V. Club / "One Mississippi" with Sara Bues
In our eleventh episode we discuss Amazon's semi-autobiographical, Tig Notaro-helmed show "One Mississippi" with Sara Bues, then we talk about the upcoming 2016 Emmy Awards with A.V. Club's TV editor, Erik Adams.
10. Harry Lloyd of "Game of Thrones" / "Stranger Things" with Andrew Farmer
In our tenth episode we we discuss Netflix's new supernatural hit "Stranger Things" with Andrew Farmer (Gentlemen Party, Your Daily Scare), then talk to Harry Lloyd of "Game of Thrones" about his iconic role as Viserys Targaryen on the show and his larger body of work.
9. Kaily Smith Westbrook of SeriesFest / "Preacher" with Anna Drezen and Mike Spence
In our ninth episode we discuss AMC's newest comic book-based series "Preacher" with Anna Drezen (Cracked, Reductress) and Mike Spence (Beat Bobby Flay), then talk to Kaily Smith Westbrook about the events taking place at "season two" of SeriesFest in Denver.
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Copilots and chill
Great new podcast if you are a fan of television. One episode in and I'm hooked. Loved the George Wendt interview, and their dismantling of "Angel from Hell" was epic. Let my binge listening begin.
HOW do these folks get these interviews? THE Bobcat Goldthwait? THE Viserys Targaryen? OMG! I have to keep listening just to see who the next guests are!
A fun and fair look at TV
Host have a great chemistry as they take you through each pilot. They crack jokes and are funny, but will also give shows credit when due. A great listen.