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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 400 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
    • 4.7, 698 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 400 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.

    Nathaniel Halpern (creator, Tales from the Loop) and co-host J. Holtham (Supergirl)

    Nathaniel Halpern (creator, Tales from the Loop) and co-host J. Holtham (Supergirl)

    Ben Blacker and special co-host J. Holtham (Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Cloak & Dagger) talk to the creator of Tales from the Loop, Nathaniel Halpern.

    • 47 min
    "Paperclip" A New Podcast from the LA Times & Amazon

    "Paperclip" A New Podcast from the LA Times & Amazon

    Join host Michael Ian Black as he teams up with a Cold War scholar to explore the truth about Operation Paperclip.

    • 9 min
    Life is Short with Justin Long

    Life is Short with Justin Long

    For the past year, Justin Long has gotten a peek inside the minds of actors, musicians and deep thinkers from all over. What makes them tick and how they find meaning in life? As Justin celebrates a full year of his podcast "Life is Short," he’s joined by a very special guest: his friend Dax Shepard. Justin and Dax chat about life and all its complexities, from managing relationships during quarantine to some of Dax’s biggest roles, to the legacy he hopes he doesn’t leave for his kids. Listen to the full episode: wondery.fm/panelLIS

    • 3 min
    Alena Smith (Dickinson) and Tony McNamara (The Great)

    Alena Smith (Dickinson) and Tony McNamara (The Great)

    Ben talks to Alena Smith (Dickinson) and Tony McNamara (The Great) about revolutionizing the TV period drama.

    • 1 hr
    Writers Panel Throwback: Survivor's Jeff Probst

    Writers Panel Throwback: Survivor's Jeff Probst

    Survivor premiered 20 years ago this week and has been a ratings juggernaut and CBS stalwart since, heading into its season 40 finale this month. Host Ben Blacker is a big fan of the series and, specifically, of host and showrunner Jeff Probst and his intuitive, empathetic, and conversational interview style. In 2016, Blacker got the opportunity to sit down with Probst to talk about showrunning, storytelling in the non-scripted medium, Probst's YA book "Stranded," and lots more.

    Originally aired 02/16/2016

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Dana Fox (co-creator, Home Before Dark); Jeffrey Howard (The Haunting of Hill House; Midnight Mass); Jessica Amento (upcoming: creator, Obsessed)

    Dana Fox (co-creator, Home Before Dark); Jeffrey Howard (The Haunting of Hill House; Midnight Mass); Jessica Amento (upcoming: creator, Obsessed)

    Being a boss, quarantine hacks and exciting new technology with Dana Fox (co-creator, Home Before Dark); Jeffrey Howard (The Haunting of Hill House; Midnight Mass); Jessica Amento (upcoming: creator, Obsessed).




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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
698 Ratings

698 Ratings

rad_francis ,

Ads cut off the speakers

While I understand the need for advertising to support this show, since the move to Forever Dog the ads have been really disruptive. They break into an episode mid sentence and when the show picks up again it isn’t at the exact spot as before. This is a shame when we’re listening to really great guests like Norman Lear.

Please put the ads at the start and/or end of the show, and stop cutting off the guest

InTheGoodHood ,

Great even for non-writers / TV fans

I’m not even a writer by trade but love this show. It’s so interesting to hear about the process and the shows and the BTS stories.

wesley thomas johnson ,

Needs a Better Host

No one cares if you wrote an episode of Supernatural, Ben.

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