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Brian Koppelman

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CNLP 529 | Brian Koppelman on the Backstory Behind Billions, Oceans 13, Rounders, and Working with Top Talent Like Brad Pitt and George Clooney

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

Brian Koppelman, showrunner for Billions and Super Pumped, and co-writer of films like Oceans 13 and Rounders, talks about how he got into making movies and TV shows, overcoming ADHD when it felt like failure, how his first movie almost didn't get made, working with A-list Hollywood actors, and why he decided to make Billions and Super Pumped. Get more on this episode by going to https://careynieuwhof.com/episode529.

1hr 13mins

27 Oct 2022

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CNLP 529 | Brian Koppelman on the Backstory Behind Billions, Oceans 13, Rounders, and Working with Top Talent Like Brad Pitt and George Clooney

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before

Brian Koppelman, showrunner for Billions and Super Pumped, and co-writer of films like Oceans 13 and Rounders, talks about how he got into making movies and TV shows, overcoming ADHD when it felt...Read the whole entry... »

1hr 13mins

27 Oct 2022

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Ep 158 - Writer of "ROUNDERS" Brian Koppelman Joins Us To Break Down The Cheating Scandal + Talk Poker

Cracking Aces

Welcome back! On today's episode we are joined by the writer of "Rounders" and creator of "Billions" Brian Koppelman! He didn't want to talk too much Rounders which is ok, but he shared his thoughts on the Hustler stream controversy, his dealings with cheating in poker games, and shared a deleted scene from Rounders! It was very cool to talk to him, and hopefully next time he's on he announces the Rounders sequel we've all been waiting for! Enjoy!You can find every episode of this show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or YouTube. Prime Members can listen ad-free on Amazon Music. For more, visit barstool.link/crackingaaces


4 Oct 2022

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‘Misery’ With Bill Simmons and Brian Koppelman

The Rewatchables

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Brian Koppelman are the no. 1 fans of Rob Reiner’s ‘Misery,’ starring James Caan and Kathy Bates and based on the novel by Stephen King.Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 34mins

5 Jul 2022

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Brian Koppelman (Billions)

That's How I Remember It

On the second episode of That’s How I Remember It, I talked with Brian Koppelman. Alongside his partner David Levien, Brian has created the television shows Billions and Super Pumped, as well as written movies like Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, Solitary Man, and more. We talked about his great memory for dialogue, the films that made him feel like he could be a writer, the way the language in poker rooms inspired his writing, how misheard lyrics can persevere, albums we both listened to on the day they came out, his take on legacy, and much much more. A huge thanks to Brian for joining me and being so great at this. Look for more episodes of That’s How I Remember It in the coming weeks, and don’t forget to subscribe. 

1hr 1min

15 Jun 2022

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Pizza Talk w/UPN's Anthony Mangieri & Billions' co-creator Brian Koppelman

Special Sauce with Ed Levine

On this episode of Special Sauce we continue the pizza conversation with Una Pizza Napoletana founder and pizzaiola Anthony Mangieri and Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman, who loves UPN so much he put Mangieri in the show.


10 Jun 2022

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Learning on the job - how Brian Koppelman turned his first movie into a DIY film school

How I Work

**Pre-order your copy of Time Wise at amantha.com** For productivity geeks like us, the professional writer can become a bit of a mystic figure. When we fantasise about finally perfecting our morning routines, finally clearing out enough time for a fruitful Deep Work session, setting up the ideal workstation - we’re often thinking about a writer.  There’s something idyllic about the idea of being a writer: it’s just you, your thoughts, and the blank page. It’s the platonic ideal of knowledge work! But… it’s not that simple.  Take Brian Koppelman, for example. Inarguably one of the most prolific and successful screenwriters working today, you’d think Brian spends most of his life holed up in a cabin in the woods, clacking away on a typewriter, free from any and all distractions.  But Brian lives in New York City, the busiest, most distracting place on the planet. Oh, and he’s not just a screenwriter. He’s also a director, producer, and showrunner. Brian’s “average” day looks a lot less like that of a reclusive artist, and much more like that of a busy CEO.  So, how does he still manage to produce so much incredible work? Brian shares how meditation, morning pages and music help him focus, and recalls the most powerful lessons he learned on the set of his very first film.  Connect with Brian on Twitter *** Connect with me on the socials: Linkedin Twitter Instagram If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au CREDITS Produced by Inventium Host: Amantha Imber Production Support from Deadset Studios Episode Producer: Liam Riordan Sound Engineer: Martin Imber


11 May 2022

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Ep. 41 - Brian Koppelman

The Reinvention Project with Jim Rome

Brian Koppelman on the process of turning ideas into reality, defining "The Moment," how to prepare to take advantage of life-changing opportunities and why pursuing your passions is the most fulfilling motivation.

1hr 9mins

18 Mar 2022

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Super Pumped (with Brian Koppelman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt)


We sit down with two of the most talented and respected people in Hollywood — Brian Koppelman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt — to talk about the process of adapting Mike Issac’s story of Uber, “Super Pumped”, into their new Showtime series. To say this was a thrill for us is a MASSIVE understatement. Huge thank yous to Brian, Joe and Showtime for making it happen! This episode has video! You can watch it on Spotify (right in the main podcast interface) or on YouTube. PSA: if you want more Acquired, you can follow our newly public LP Show feed here in the podcast player of your choice. Sponsors: Thanks to the Solana Foundation for being our presenting sponsor for this special episode. Solana is the world’s most performant blockchain, the BEST place for developers to build Web3 applications, and of course very near & dear to the Acquired community’s heart. You get in touch with them at https://bit.ly/acquiredsolana , and with Phantom at https://phantom.app , and just tell them that Ben and David sent you! Thank you as well to Modern Treasury and to Mystery. You can learn more about them at: https://bit.ly/acquiredmoderntreasury https://bit.ly/acquiredmystery Links: Super Pumped (the series): https://www.sho.com/super-pumped Super Pumped (the book): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PZ2B85Y/ Carve Outs: Joe performing Katy Perry in the style of The Cure on Jimmy Fallon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2lGEZOOHwI Michael Lewis’s Liar’s Poker companion podcast: https://www.pushkin.fm/show/against-the-rules-with-michael-lewis/ Stevie Van Zandt’s Unrequited Infatuations: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R56XNMQ/ Your Undivided Attention: https://www.humanetech.com/podcast/a-problem-well-stated-is-half-solved Jakob Dylan on The Moment: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5xNbG6XBjoVLDvpOUbZSIr?si=engSyJ9IQlePpqDOw7rSjw Joe’s Don Jon: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2229499/ HitRecord: https://hitrecord.org ‍ Note: Acquired hosts and guests may hold assets discussed in this episode. This podcast is not investment advice, and is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. You should do your own research and make your own independent decisions when considering any financial transactions.

1hr 4mins

22 Feb 2022

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Best of Design Matters: Brian Koppelman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Brian Koppelman joins to talk about his remarkable life, sharing why he became a writer after years of working as a record promoter and producer.


10 Jan 2022