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14 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tracy Newman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tracy Newman, often where they are interviewed.

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14 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tracy Newman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tracy Newman, often where they are interviewed.

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Tracy Newman & Jonathan Stark

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The Emmy and Peabody award-winning writing team of Tracy Newman and Jonathan Stark met at the Groundlings theater, but it was not until after they both retired from the main company that they started writing together. Tracy and Jonathan talk about how they got their start writing a spec script for Cheers, what it was like to write Ellen DeGeneres’ famous coming-out episode on the sitcom Ellen and how the person who types in a writing team is usually the one with all the power.

Apr 08 2020 · 53mins
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Tracy Newman - Writing for Cheers and Ellen

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Tracy was how old when she started writing for Cheers. Hear about how it all began; the first time she was in the writers room for a network sitcom.

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Oct 01 2019 · 49mins

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Tracy Newman

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Tracy Newman discusses her Johnny appearances, being managed by Ed McMahon, Rodney Dangerfield, writing on Ellen DeGeneres’ sitcom Ellen, & working with Bob Newhart.
Aug 15 2019 · 1hr 7mins
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Tracy Newman Live On Game Changers WIith Vicki Abelson

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We were having so much fun with our friend, Tracy Newman, we broke the internet. Or, Mercury is retrograde… or FB’s Live feed’s a whore. 

We jumped into the show with Tracy singing arguably my favorite of her tunes, Fire Up The Weed, *coughs* then got right into her Emmy win with co-writer, Jonathan Stark, and the stories around that ground-breaking coming out episode of Ellen, and the politics and personalities behind it, when BAM! We were thrown outta cyberspace. We revisited the conversation here, on our second attempt, but to hear that great Newman tune, it’s up top here https://goo.gl/cA3DZa .

Tracy opens this edition with her Carpool song, another gem. More Ellen/Emmy insights followed…. did you know if you’re not a star you gotta pay for your lady? Worth the $300+ bucks, Man, is she a beauty. Ridiculously heady to hold. Tracy’s Peabody Award ain’t no slacker either, even if that one cost another couple of hundred. Who knew?

We went back to childhood, her sister Laraine, and brother Dutch––twins. I didn’t know that, neither. Tracy started as a folksinger, did the Greenwich Village scene, also performing in the comedy clubs, where she got a taste for the funny and dated an unlikely fellow, landed an even more unlikely manager, and, a spot on The Tonight Show. A show biz nightmare sent her back to LA where she took up Improv with Laraine, and a group of funny others, founding The Groundlings, where Laraine was plucked for SNL––fun story there. Tracy spent years performing and teaching and at soon to be writing partner Jonathan’s invitation, wrote a script which got them staff positions at Cheers. Not a bad place to launch. Bob, starring Newhart, The Nanny, and Ellen followed, leading to them creating According to Jim, which was a game changer to an already stellar career. Great success and years later, Tracy returned to folk singing and has been living the life she loves ever since. Her current passion is her company, Run Along Home, which produces her CDs for kids. You can find them and her sensationally funny and oft moving tunes for grownups here www.tracynewman.com and www.runalonghome.com.

There are a couple of other musical treats, a song for her sis, and loads of great stories about Johnny Carson. Ricky Jay, Skitch Henderson, Lily Tomlin. Lorne Michaels, Bob Newhart. Ed McMahon, Rodney Dangerfield, Fran Drescher, Ellen… and Tracy wants me to tell you, she meant narcolepsy. You’ll know when you get there.

The time literally flies. Tracy’s a multi-faceted, multi-talented treat. This loaded slice of Newman’s a feast of fun.

Tracy Newman on Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
Wed, 3/6/19, 7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET

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Mar 07 2019 · 1hr 42mins

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EP104: Meet Tracy Newman – Emmy-winning writer, musician, show runner, improviser, and wizard with playing cards.

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Hope for older writers:  Tracy Newman broke in when she was 46.  She also had other careers.  She’s a fascinating Renaissance Woman who once lived with the great Ricky Jay, guested on THE TONIGHT SHOW, and wrote the famous Ellen-coming-out episode of ELLEN.   Almost an hour of fun and inspiring stories.

Jan 03 2019 · 53mins
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Tracy Newman - Episode 588

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Steve Cooper talks with producer/writer/musician Tracy Newman. Tracy is a founding member of the improvisational theater troupe The Groundlings and was co-creator and executive producer of the 2001-09 sitcom According to Jim. Her TV writing credits include Cheers, The Nanny, The Drew Carey Show and Ellen which she won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for. She also is the lead singer/songwriter of the folk music band Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements and has released three albums, her latest being I Can Swing Forever which is for children and was released with a coloring book.

Feb 04 2017 · 59mins
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TV Guidance Counselor Episode 181: Tracy Newman

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Today Ken welcomes musician, writer Tracy Newman to the show.

Ken and Tracy discuss pre-interviews, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Ricky Jay, card magic, telling a story in 20 minutes, Ed McMahon, false confidence, knowing a performer, being yourself on stage, improv, The Groundlings, The Three Stooges, Abbot and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Betty White, live TV, Phil Silvers, Ernie Kovacs, Don Knotts: Love God, Sid Caesar, growing up in LA, Tom Poston, playing cards on the set of Bob, writing for Cheers, helping Ellen come out of the closet, According to Jim, having no apologies, High School Reunions, UK TV licenses, Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Lisa Kudrow, winning an Emmy, the dangers of wearing heels on TV, calling James Arness, Gunsmoke, calling Kelsey Grammar "Fraiser", Have Gun Will Travel, and writing a TV theme song.

Oct 11 2016 · 1hr 42mins
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Show Business Faux Pas with Writer Tracy Newman

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Singer/Songwriter Tracy Newman, a 20 year veteran of network TV writing (Cheers, The Nanny, Ellen) reveals her many humiliating show biz faux pas, causing us to reveal ours. Mistakes have been made. Big ones that have negatively impacted our careers. But that hasn’t stopped us! Here’s a few links to help you get the most out of Story Worthy- if you’re listening on an iPhone, all you need to do is tap the cover art while the show is playing, and you’ll see the episode notes, including the links. There is one to subscribe, http://bit.ly/2eSlJZw please do! There’s one to our Facebook page and to our email address. We’d love to hear from you, either there, or on our survey at wondery.com/survey. You’ll also find some special deals courtesy of our sponsors like Hello Fresh (promo code STORY30) Casper Mattress, and Audible (promo code STORYWORTHY). It’s good karma guys!
May 09 2016 · 56mins
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Tracy Newman, TV writer and folk singer. The Americans, Americana Rock and Roll

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Tracy Newman is an Emmy-winning TV writer and producer  and a long time roots musician who has been a staff writer on Cheers, The Nanny, Hiller & Diller, Ellen and Drew Carey. Her long history in folk music includes a New Christy Minstrel in her teens) and playing places and, with her band the Reinforcements, play in virtually every roots and folk music venue in Southern California. Her albums are for both children and adults and one even includes a coloring book. She will bring us great stories and great music!

The Americans play original rock and roll with deep roots in traditional American music – not quite folk rock, not quite rocking folk, but its own unique thing.  The have backed up Nick Cave, Tim Robbins, appeared on PBS,and The Late Show, played on film soundtracks and rocked venues across.   Made up ofPatrick Ferris (vocals, guitar), Zac Sokolow (electric guitar, banjo, violin), Jake Faulkner (bass), and Tim Carr (drums, at least two of them will join us Friday and maybe all three. 

Plus, we will have a surprise guest at the top of the hour.  Can't say who because it is a surprise.
Feb 26 2016 · 1hr 1min
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Award-winning TV writer/producer and singer/songwriter Tracy Newman joined me Monday at 9:00am pst!

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Feb 02 2015 ·