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The Writers Panel

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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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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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698 Ratings
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Needs a Better Host

By wesley thomas johnson - Dec 11 2019
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No one cares if you wrote an episode of Supernatural, Ben.

Great Podcast

By bufflord - Oct 05 2018
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Really enjoyed this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

698 Ratings
Average Ratings
572
63
29
13
21

Needs a Better Host

By wesley thomas johnson - Dec 11 2019
Read more
No one cares if you wrote an episode of Supernatural, Ben.

Great Podcast

By bufflord - Oct 05 2018
Read more
Really enjoyed this podcast.
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The Writers Panel

Latest release on Jul 07, 2020

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Steven Canals at DePaul University

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Steven Canals (Pose) answers questions from DePaul University writing students as part of a class on TV showrunners.

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THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST

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Jul 07 2020

1hr 7mins

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Writers Panel Throwback: TV Under Trump

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Javier Grillo-Marxuach (creator, The Middleman), Michael Rauch (creator, Royal Pains), Julie Plec (creator, The Vampire Diaries), Beau Willimon (creator, House of Cards), Liz Tigelaar (Casual), and Paul Garnes (Queen Sugar) discuss approaching their art as both an outlet and a tool, how (or if) they plan to write for fans that might not agree with them, and where the responsibility of an artist lies in a divided world. Moderated by Michael Schneider (IndieWire). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017.

Originally aired 02/6/2018

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Jun 23 2020

1hr 6mins

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LAist Studios presents "Hollywood, The Sequel"

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“Hollywood, The Sequel” is a new podcast from LAist Studios hosted by journalist John Horn.


Listen as he talks to some of the most important and up-and-coming actors, producers, and directors about what we can expect the future of Hollywood to look like, and more importantly, how it should look.


Available for free at laist.com/hollywoodthesequel or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Jun 23 2020

26mins

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Gloria Calderón Kellett at DePaul University

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Gloria Calderón Kellett (One Day at a Time) answers questions from DePaul University writing students as part of a class on TV showrunners.

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Jun 16 2020

1hr 1min

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Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy (Blow The Man Down)

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Blow the Man Down is an absolutely terrific blackly comic thriller available right now on Amazon Prime. Its mastery of tone and evocative location is impressive, especially considering it's the debut feature for Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy. In today's episode, they discuss how they did it.

TODAY'S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MASTERCLASS & PAPERCLIP:

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*Listen to "Paperclip," the new podcast from the LA Times and Amazon

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Jun 03 2020

1hr 1min

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Nathaniel Halpern (creator, Tales from the Loop) and co-host J. Holtham (Supergirl)

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Ben Blacker is joined by co-host J. Holtham (Supergirl) to talk to Nathaniel Halpern (Legion), creator of Amazon's new Tales from the Loop. They discuss how quickly Halpern cracked the translation of artist Simon Stålenhag's paintings, the tone of the show, building characters, and more.


THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY "PAPERCLIP," A NEW PODCAST FROM THE LA TIMES & AMAZON

Join host Michael Ian Black as he teams up with a Cold War scholar to explore the truth about Operation Paperclip. From L.A. Times Studios, a podcast sponsored by Amazon Studios and inspired by its Emmy-eligible dramatic series “Hunters," starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman. Available now on Apple Podcasts and all other platforms.


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May 26 2020

47mins

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Alena Smith (Dickinson) and Tony McNamara (The Great)

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Ben talks to Alena Smith (creator, Dickinson) and Tony McNamara (creator, The Great) about revolutionizing the TV period drama with their innovative takes on Emily Dickinson and Catherine the Great.


THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY LIFE IS SHORT WITH JUSTIN LONG:

*Listen to Life is Short with Justin Long here: wondery.fm/panelLIS


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May 12 2020

1hr

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Writers Panel Throwback: Survivor's Jeff Probst

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Survivor premiered 20 years ago this week and has been a ratings juggernaut and CBS stalwart since, heading into its season 40 finale this month. Host Ben Blacker is a big fan of the series and, specifically, of host and showrunner Jeff Probst and his intuitive, empathetic, and conversational interview style. In 2016, Blacker got the opportunity to sit down with Probst to talk about showrunning, storytelling in the non-scripted medium, Probst's YA book "Stranded," and lots more.

Originally aired 02/16/2016

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May 05 2020

1hr 29mins

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Dana Fox (co-creator, Home Before Dark); Jeffrey Howard (The Haunting of Hill House; Midnight Mass); Jessica Amento (upcoming: creator, Obsessed)

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Being a boss, quarantine hacks and exciting new technology with Dana Fox (co-creator, Home Before Dark); Jeffrey Howard (The Haunting of Hill House; Midnight Mass); Jessica Amento (upcoming: creator, Obsessed).


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Dana Fox: http://twitter.com/inthehenhouse

Jeffrey Howard: http://twitter.com/jeffreyhoward33

Jessica Amento: https://twitter.com/JessicaAmento


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Apr 28 2020

1hr 7mins

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Liz Benjamin (What/If; Man in the High Castle; 13 Reasons Why); Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty; upcoming: She Hulk); Micah Schraft (Mrs. America; Jane the Virgin; Jessica Jones)

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Old sample scripts with Liz Benjamin (What/If; Man in the High Castle; 13 Reasons Why); Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty; upcoming: She Hulk); Micah Schraft (Mrs. America; Jane the Virgin; Jessica Jones)


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Apr 21 2020

58mins

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