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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Elan Mastai. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Elan Mastai, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Elan Mastai. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Elan Mastai, often where they are interviewed.

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All our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai Book review

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In this episode of Reviews Lab we review Elan Mastai's Book, All our wrong todays. We take a look at the book summary, followed by a breakdown of the main characters in the book, my personal opinion and the reviews of the community on Goodreads. If you enjoyed today's episode please subscribe so you don't miss anything  and consider posting a review on Apple,Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts.
You can buy this book on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/All-Our-Wrong-Todays-Novel/dp/0385686846/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=all+our+wrong+todays+by+elan+mastai&qid=1595269301&sprefix=All+our+wr&sr=8-2 Or visit the authorswebsite:elanmastai.com To read Phillip's review on Goodreads go here:;https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405006-all-our-wrong-todays?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Ife7WDGPF3&rank=1


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Jul 21 2020 · 10mins
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Elan Mastai discusses 'All Our Wrong Todays'

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Listen to Elan Mastai as he discusses his novel 'All Our Wrong Todays'. -- After a time travel mishap, screenwriter Elan Mastai’s breezy debut novel journeys through alternate timelines and questions how we determine what makes a perfect future. You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary. Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland. -- 'All Our Wrong Todays' is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent. -- Elan Mastai was born in Vancouver and lives in Toronto with his wife and children. He writes movies. This is his first novel.
Aug 31 2018 · 52mins

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Chapter 10: Elan Mastai on astronomical advances, artistic ambitions, and advice for aspiring authors

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Do you make your own luck?

Do you really control what happens?

Or do you simply dump everything you can in the system, press the big green button, and then hang on for the hairy-scary ride?

Elan Mastai is the award-winning screenwriter and novelist behind one of my favorite books of last year – the incredibly fast-paced, head-twisting, and emotionally moving sci-fi epic All Our Wrong Todays.

I was crying hot salty tears when I reached its final pages and was delighted when Elan accepted my invite to share his three most formative books on our show.

And! Just to tease the very first story he shares.

Elan received a $1,250,000 advance for his first book. You read that right.

A seven-figure book advance for All Our Wrong Todays.

His first book!

How did that happen?

Well, I ask him, and you’re going to love the story he shares.

And then we get deeper into ambition versus contentment, how hard you push versus what you get, and whether or not we control the inputs and the outputs… or whether we all have to really learn to just practice getting comfortable dumping whatever we can into the system.

Pressing the green button.

And holding on for the hairy-scary ride.


  • How did Elan get a $1,250,000 advance on his first book?
  • Why did Elan choose to make each chapter of his book 2-3 pages?
  • Which book helped Elan become more grateful and gave him perspective at a young age?
  • Why are our values less important than our actions when we’re trying to discover who we truly are?
  • Which body part does Elan compare a writer to, and how is it considered a “documented form of pain”? 
  • Which of Elan’s three most formative books was the only one he chose to read since he was forced to read the other two?
  • Why did Elan, Kurt Vonnegut, and I all choose not to put semicolons in our books?
  • How do you wrestle with book shame when you don’t love classic novels you assumed you’d enjoy?
  • What book reminds Elan of listening to a Pink Floyd’s song? 
  • What should aspiring authors keep in mind when looking for a literary agent?
  • How do royalties and advances work in publishing? 
  • How does an author entrench universal themes so deeply into their work that their stories stick with people and transcend time?
  • What’s the process of getting another author to write a blurb for your book?
  • How do you find your voice as an author?

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Aug 11 2018 · 1hr 31mins
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2003:A 2017 Interview With Elan Mastai

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Elan Mastai discusses his brilliant first novel, All Our Wrong Todays.
May 12 2017 ·
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Elan Mastai with David Baddiel

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Screenwriter Elan Mastai joins David Baddiel in the Penguin studio to talk about his debut novel All Our Wrong Todays. Elan brings along objects including a bad avocado and his grandfather’s copy of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle as he talks about his lifelong love of science fiction, and explains why his dog is his writing assistant. #PenguinPodcast  

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Mar 22 2017 · 58mins
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#64 Elan Mastai: Dystopian Worlds & Winging It

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Elan has worked in the film industry for years and is best known for writing the award-winning screenplay for What If? starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver. All Our Wrong Todays is Elan’s debut novel and the film rights for the adaptation have been secured by Paramount and producer Amy Pascal (who produced the female Ghostbusters). Elan is currently writing the screenplay for film development. So the premise of the book? It’s 2016 and in Tom’s world, technology has solved all of humanity’s problems – there’s no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocados. Unfortunately, Tom isn’t happy. He’s lost the girl of his dreams. And what do you do when you’re heartbroken and have access to a time machine? Something very stupid indeed. Want to know more - you'll have to buy the book.

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Mar 04 2017 · 39mins
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#153: Elan Mastai

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Elan Mastai joins Lindsay to talk about his debut novel, ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS. They talk about the possibilities of time, his definition of love, and transitioning from screenwriting to writing fiction.

Learn more about the book and read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/2lkSazX
Feb 07 2017 · 39mins
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BoF #78 – All Our Wrong Todays with Elan Mastai

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Welcome back to Business of Film podcast, episode #78. Screenwriter and now novelist, Elan Mastai, is our guest. On this episode we talk about Elan’s first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, and how Paramount Pictures ended up optioned the film rights with Elan adapting the novel for the screen. ELAN MASTAI is the screenwriter behind ...

The post BoF #78 – All Our Wrong Todays with Elan Mastai appeared first on Craft Truck.

Feb 07 2017 · 45mins
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Elan Mastai - Episode 86

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Welcome to the House of Crouse. Elan Mastai wrote "The F Word." That should be enough to earn him a place of honour at the HoC but, as if that wasn't enough, he then wrote a wildly imaginative and entertaining book of humanistic sci fi called "All Our Wrong Tomorrows." Interested? Tune and hear him talk about it. It's a good listen so c'mon in and sit a spell.
Feb 03 2017 · 39mins
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Elan Mastai on Kicking and Screaming

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Welcome back! This week, screenwriter Elan Mastai (The F Word, aka What If — oh, you know, the one where Daniel Radcliffe pines for Zoe Kazan) shines a light on Noah Baumbach’s post-collegiate character piece Kicking and Screaming. Your genial host Norm Wilner writes down all of Elan’s clever observations so he can say them later at parties.
May 05 2015 · 1hr 4mins