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The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 500 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), and Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) to talk about the art and business of creating great television. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 734 Ratings

The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 500 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), and Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) to talk about the art and business of creating great television. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

    Will Graham (A League of Their Own;); Melissa London Hilfers (Monarch); Conner Shin (Harley Quinn) + The Ebo Twins (Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.)

    Will Graham (A League of Their Own;); Melissa London Hilfers (Monarch); Conner Shin (Harley Quinn) + The Ebo Twins (Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.)

    Will Graham (co-creator, A League of Their Own; showrunner, Daisy Jones and the Six), Melissa London Hilfers (creator, Monarch) and Conner Shin (Harley Quinn; Fairfax) discuss writing for actors, building a machine that works, and why Will wants you to bring photos of your loved ones to the writers' room. PLUS a chat with The Ebo Twins (writer/director and producer of Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.)

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Bruce Miller (The Handmaid's Tale); Veronica West (Surface); Natalie Chaidez (The Flight Attendant); Eric Haywood (Law & Order: Organized Crime) + bonus interview with Jared Stern (DC League of Super-Pets)

    Bruce Miller (The Handmaid's Tale); Veronica West (Surface); Natalie Chaidez (The Flight Attendant); Eric Haywood (Law & Order: Organized Crime) + bonus interview with Jared Stern (DC League of Super-Pets)

    Bruce Miller (creator/showrunner, The Handmaid's Tale), Veronica West (creator/showrunner, Surface; co-creator, High Fidelity), Natalie Chaidez (The Flight Attendant; Queen of the South), and Eric Haywood (Law & Order: Organized Crime; Manifest) discuss what keeps them going, specific shows they've worked on, what makes a room functional, and the best part of writing. PLUS: a chat with DC League of Super-Pets co-writer/co-director Jared Stern (creator, Dr Ken).

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Better Call Saul series wrap-up

    Better Call Saul series wrap-up

    Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould and writers Tom Schnauz, Gordon Smith, Alison Tatlock, Ann Cherkis, and Ariel Levine discuss the road to the end, pitches that got away, whether the series had a happy ending, and, finally, the answer to the question they posed in previous appearances: What problem does becoming Saul Goodman solve?

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Writers for young people with Ben Acker, Preeti Chhibber, Sarvenaz Tash, Lily Sparks, and Halima Lucas

    Writers for young people with Ben Acker, Preeti Chhibber, Sarvenaz Tash, Lily Sparks, and Halima Lucas

    Ben Acker (author, Stories to Keep You Alive Despite Vampires); Preeti Chhibber (author, Spider-Man's Social Dilemma); Sarvenaz Tash (author, The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love; upcoming: A Whole Song and Dance); Lily Sparks (author, Teen Killers Club series); Halima Lucas (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur; Rugrats) talk about writing for young audiences, their work habits, letting your characters lead, and more.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Writer/actor Bonnie Hunt (creator, Amber Brown, Life with Bonnie)

    Writer/actor Bonnie Hunt (creator, Amber Brown, Life with Bonnie)

    Bonnie Hunt is a comedy hero, an incredible funny writer, improvisor, and actor. If you've seen any of Bonnie's early sitcoms--The Building, Bonnie, and Life with Bonnie--then you know and love the "Bonnie Hunt voice." How she came to that voice and point of view, as well as translating it to movies like Return to Me (which she co-wrote and directed) and the new Apple+ series Amber Brown (based on the book by Paula Danziger) are discussed, along with her writing process, making television in the 90s and today, and how improv is like writing.

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    • 57 min
    Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl);

    Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl);

    Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl)

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
734 Ratings

734 Ratings

KaylaDonDada ,

Great show

Ben Blacker is a great interviewer. He knows what to ask and how to ask it. He makes his guests open up gets the most out of each interview. This podcast is engaging and enriching. Such a worthwhile way to spend your time if you’re an extremely focused writer. Thank you for the wealth of knowledge in each episode!

allnicknamesaretakenmarinel ,

I’ve basically binged all episodes

I love this podcast! It’s a real peak inside the curtain of what writers lives are really like in Hollywood. Ive been slowly binging all episodes for the past year taking notes and building some scripts. This has been a great support and fun listen!!

JoeyDuda1980 ,

Always delivers

Great podcast on writing and gives fuel to those of us trying to do this for a living.

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