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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Aline Brosh McKenna. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Aline Brosh McKenna, often where they are interviewed.

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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Aline Brosh McKenna. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Aline Brosh McKenna, often where they are interviewed.

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'Devil Wears Prada' & Aline Brosh McKenna

Pop Fiction Women
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We deep dive into this iconic movie, an eminently rewatchable cultural phenomenon with not one, but two, complicated and strong female leads played by the brilliant Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. 

*** We travel back to 2006 when the movie came out, discussing how it got made, how it differs from the book, and how Meryl played hard ball on her salary. (2:15)

*** The Devil Wears Prada fought a lot of blockbuster movies to ultimately win the zeitgeist wars, but does it still hold up? Does it feel dated? Or maybe anti-feminist? Kate raises the oft-mentioned criticisms of the movie. (12:10)

*** Complicated Woman Rating - Miranda Priestly, one of the best villains in movie history, is someone to be equally feared and revered. Would we feel differently if Miranda was a man? (23:33)

*** Complicated Woman Rating - Andy is our heroine and clearly her journey drives the story, but Carinn wants to see more plucky and scrappy and less whining. What Andy lacks, though, Emily (played by breakout star Emily Blunt) makes up for with her hard-driving pursuit of her dreams. (35:55)

*** Scenes - Carinn loves the scene where Nigel (Stanley Tucci) gives Andy a wake up call -- you are not trying, you're whining -- which finally causes Andy to change on the inside and the outside, ultimately letting us see the scrappy side of Andy (43:00); Kate has to bring us back to the iconic “cerulean blue sweater” scene where Miranda puts Andy in her place and reminds her of the domino effect of her influence (47:21); Carinn can’t believe how good the clothing montage is and how the fashion still holds up over time (51:24); Kate talks about Meryl’s vulnerable scene in the hotel room where we get a glimpse of the woman in the business woman and the brilliant writing of this screenplay really shines (52:30); Carinn discusses when Andy tries to warn Miranda about the coup for her job and how Miranda’s response subverts our expectations in the best way (56:40); Kate ends with Andy and Miranda’s heart-to-heart in the car in Paris where Miranda gives Andy a dose of reality, causing us to examine what ambition really means. (58:28) 

*** What She Said on screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna. She's a fire sign like DWP author Lauren Weisberger -- and the ladies of Pop Fiction Women! Kate shares a conversation McKenna had with Nora Ephron about making it as a woman filmmaker. Carinn highlights a quote about female anti heroes and how the final frontier is for women to get to be an asshole. (63:11)

*** Takeaways. Carinn is focused on success and what that means: commercial success or cultural impact and creatively meaningful? Kate loves Meryl’s inspiration for Miranda Priestly -- the low but commanding voice of Clint Eastwood -- and wonders whether she could employ that in her day-to-day professional life. (78:20)

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Jun 04 2020

1hr 30mins


Episode 38: Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

Beyond the Screenplay
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The LFTS team chats with screenwriter and showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna about how she approaches breaking a story, the appeal of skewering genre on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and why The Devil Wears Prada remains so beloved today. 

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Apr 24 2020

1hr 7mins


Alex Talks to Rom-Com Revolutionary Aline Brosh McKenna

StartUp Podcast
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Aline Brosh McKenna got her big break as the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada. But even after successful box office hits and many years in Hollywood, she found herself having to compromise her vision over and over again. So she took matters into her own hands.

Dec 06 2019



'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' with 'The Devil Wears Prada' writer and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Co-Creator/ Showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna

Switchblade Sisters
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Aline began her screenwriting career in 1999 with her first produced feature, the romantic comedy Three to Tango, starring Neve Campbell. That film established Aline as a go-to writer of realistic drama and romance. She followed that film up with 2004’s Laws of Attraction, starring Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan. But her best known work came with the film adaptation of the popular novel, The Devil Wears Prada, a modern classic, and features one of Meryl Streep’s signature roles as the imperious magazine editor, Miranda Priestly. In 2014, Aline added television to her resume when she co-created the critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning comedy series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, on which she served as head writer, showrunner, and executive producer. The series just finished airing its fourth and final season on the CW.

The movie that Aline has chosen to discuss is the wonderful Steven Spielberg film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She discusses how the film has become one of her favorites over the years, and one that she admires as a feat of technical storytelling. She dives into the process of working with actors to help change movie scripts on set, like working with Emily Blunt on The Devil Wears Pradato fully develop her character. She elaborates on showrunning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the insane schedule of producing a musical one hour sitcom. Aline also bemoans the lack of character-driven films that were so prevalent in the '70's, and how she frequently falls asleep during the final fights of Marvel films.

You can check out Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

With April Wolfe and Aline Brosh McKenna.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

May 23 2019



Aline Brosh McKenna, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

TV Take with Daniel Holloway
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Senior Features Editor Danielle Turchiano talks with the "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" showrunner ahead of the series finale.

Apr 05 2019



Aline Brosh McKenna on Leading Ladies

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Aline Brosh McKenna is a Hollywood triple threat; she’s a showrunner, director, and writer and she does them all really really well. She has worked in this business for more than two decades but her mission has remained the same: to center women’s stories around something other than a man. We talk about Cher, body hair, bacterial vaginosis, and so much more. Get ready!

She’s the writer of your favorite rom coms, from 27 Dresses to The Devil Wears Prada to I Don’t Know How She Does It. Most recently she has been busy showrunning and writing Crazy Ex-Girlfriend which is now in its fourth and final season.

Aline tells us what it was like growing up in the 70’s in very white suburban New Jersey with Jewish immigrant parents, and why she relates more to people with immigrant parents than other Jewish people. She tells us about the differences between being a boss in her 20’s and being a boss in her 40’s, and why she wants to write more roles for women over 50.

Apr 03 2019



Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, WGFestival 2019)

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator/star Rachel Bloom and creator/showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna talk about bringing the CW musical in for a landing, their creative partnership, tackling romantic comedy tropes and mental illness, musical numbers, and lots more. Moderated by Ben Blacker. Recorded Live at WGFestival 2019. March 30 2019.

The final episode ofCrazy Ex-Girlfriend airs this Friday, April 5th.

There are still tickets available to see Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live starring the show's cast on May 15th at Radio City Music Hall!



Apr 02 2019

1hr 15mins


"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Co-Creator Aline Brosh McKenna on "The Americans"

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"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna talks about the final season of her CW show, and how Rachel Bloom made it OK to like Rebecca Bunch even at her worst. We also talk about her favorite episode of the series, and her favorite episode of TV of all time -- the pilot to "The Americans." (Music by Hook Sounds.)

Mar 08 2019



'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Co-Creator Aline Brosh McKenna: 'The Americans' Pilot is TV's Best Episode

IndieWire's Turn It On
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"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna talks about the final season of her CW show, and how Rachel Bloom made it OK to like Rebecca Bunch even at her worst. We also talk about her favorite episode of the series, and her favorite episode of TV of all time -- the pilot to The Americans. (Music by Hook Sounds.)

Oct 19 2018



Women in Charge: Aline Brosh McKenna

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What’s it like to be the woman at the helm of one of the most beloved contemporary TV comedies? On the first episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Aline Brosh McKenna, the co-creator, showrunner, and head writer of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, about day-to-day life making a hit TV show. McKenna speaks about how she went about forming a team she can rely on and an environment in which everyone can succeed.                                                                                                   You can email us at

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Sep 17 2018