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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
    • 4.6 • 708 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.

    Writers Panel Throwback: Damon Lindelof (2012)

    Writers Panel Throwback: Damon Lindelof (2012)

    Lost premiered 16 years ago today. Co-creator Damon Lindelof has been a frequent and welcome guest on the podcast. To celebrate Lost-iversary, revisit this conversation from 2012 when Damon was transitioning from massive TV success to movies like the Aliens tie-in Prometheus and JJ Abrams' Star Trek films. A triumphant return to showrunning, with The Leftovers in 2014 and Watchmen in 2019, were still years away. A fascinating period for a remarkable writer.

    • 57 min
    Aline Brosh McKenna at DePaul University

    Aline Brosh McKenna at DePaul University

    TV and feature writer and director Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; The Devil Wears Prada) answers questions from DePaul University's Showrunners class about drama and comedy, movies and TV, finding your voice, and more.

    • 52 min
    Denitria Harris-Lawrence, Rachel Shukert, & Kathleen Jordan

    Denitria Harris-Lawrence, Rachel Shukert, & Kathleen Jordan

    Panel interview with Denitria Harris-Lawrence (David Makes Man; Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.); Rachel Shukert (creator, The Baby-Sitters Club; GLOW); and Kathleen Jordan (creator, Teenage Bounty Hunters; American Princess).

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Infinity Train (Owen Dennis, Madeline Queripel, Alex Horab, Lindsay Katai, Justin Michael)

    Infinity Train (Owen Dennis, Madeline Queripel, Alex Horab, Lindsay Katai, Justin Michael)

    Infinity Train is a lovely, emotional, weird show that your whole family can enjoy. In today's episode the team behind the show including Creator Owen Dennis, Supervising Director Madeline Queripel, and writers Alex Horab, Justin Michael, and Lindsay Katai discuss the creation and process of Infinity Train.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ashley Nicole Black, Kirk Moore, Yassir Lester

    Ashley Nicole Black, Kirk Moore, Yassir Lester

    Panel interview with Ashley Nicole Black (A Black Lady Sketch Show; Ted Lasso); Kirk Moore (13 Reasons Why; American Crime); and Yassir Lester (Black Monday; Girls). Hosted by Ben Blacker.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kevin Biegel at DePaul University

    Kevin Biegel at DePaul University

    Enlisted and Cougar Town creator Kevin Biegel answers questions from the DePaul University Showrunners class and is, as always, helpful, positive, and funny.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
708 Ratings

708 Ratings

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.

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

wesley thomas johnson ,

Needs a Better Host

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

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