Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.
Chuck Klosterman and Brian Koppelman discuss how Chuck deals with the consequences of being 'The Ethicist', how he handles negative reaction to his work, and the nature of cool.
Feb 25 2014
John Hamburg, writer/director of 'I Love You, Man,' talks about fitting in, being funny, and his rules for writing good scenes.
May 20 2014
Judd Apatow is a writer, director, and producer of, more than likely, one of your favorite movies or shows. Today, Judd discusses the impact of Steve Martin on his career (2:00) and the existential conflict that fuels his work (13:00). Plus, Judd talks about his role as a mentor for Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham (22:00), how he manages a writer’s room (30:00), and why he may be looking to do something different on his next big project (36:00).
Judd’s new series, Love, is available this Friday (2/19) on Netflix. And Girls returns on HBO this Sunday (2/21).
Love on Netflix
Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow
Girls on HBO
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Hannah and Her Sisters
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Freaks and Geeks
Everybody Love Raymond
The Ben Stiller Show
This is 40
Feb 16 2016
Note: This episode was produced and aired by Grantland in January 2015.
Amy Schumer, groundbreaking comedian, on what she loves and hates about her life right now.
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Dec 29 2015
Paul Giamatti, the well respected, award-winning actor who stars along side Damian Lewis in Showtime's latest series, Billions, joins Brian this week to discuss working together on the set of the show (Brian is a co-creator and executive producer of Billions). Also, Paul talks about his complicated relationship with acting, revisits his roles in Donnie Brasco, Sideways, John Adams, and Cinderella Man. And Paul reflects on his time as a young actor and how, after more than 20 years, he keeps the work fresh and alive for himself.
Topics this week:
Yale School of Drama
Choate Rosemary Hall
Peer Gynt a play by Henrik Ibsen
Glengarry Glen Ross a play by David Mamet
Speed-The-Plow a play by David Mamet
Man on the Moon
“Hurt So Good” – John Cougar Mellencamp
People this week:
Thomas Haden Church
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Jul 20 2015
WTF host Marc Maron joins Brian Koppelman to talk about the joy of telling intentionally unfunny jokes, last chances, and why Marc still hasn't had coffee with Jon Stewart.
Feb 18 2014
Academy award winning screenwriter and director Chris McQuarrie answers all.
Nov 06 2019
Former 'SNL' star Bill Hader on what his real dream is, why movies matter, and how anxiety drives his creativity.
Jan 27 2015
Tony Robbins on why he wrote his new no. 1 best-selling book, 'Money: Master the Game,' and how we can prime ourselves to win.
Nov 25 2014
Jon Bon Jovi, newly elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in his first ever no holds barred podcast interview
Jan 09 2018
Tim Ferriss, life hacker and author of 'The 4-Hour Body,' shares his expertise and thought process with Brian.
Jul 29 2014
Paul Giamatti, the well respected, award-winning actor who stars along side Damian Lewis in Showtime's series, Billions, joins Brian to discuss working together on the set of the show.
May 08 2018
Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC hit show 'The Profit,' on his secrets to making good decisions and why it's easier for him to give than to receive.
Nov 04 2014
Justine Bateman on what fame feels like, and the dagger of feeling it erode.
Sep 25 2018
Salman Rushdie, the distinguished author of books such as Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses, and Joseph Anton: A Memoir, joins Brian this week to discuss his latest novel Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights, the themes of alienation and truth that often lie beneath the surface in his work, and why, in a world gone mad, fiction matters. Plus, Salman talks about his rocky start as a writer, an unforgettable night at Madison Square Garden, and how religious fascists are waging a war on pleasure.
Topics mentioned on today’s show include:
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie
The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
Candide by Voltaire
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
The Arabian Knights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
The animal fables of The Panchatantra
Ocean of the Streams of Stories
Grimus by Salman Rushdie
Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie slams critics of PEN’s Charlie Hebdo tribute
Tenth of December by George Saunders
Eisenheim the Illusionist by Steven Millhauser
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
“One” by U2
ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape by Rukmini Callimachi
People mentioned on today's show:
Joyce Carol Oates
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Sep 29 2015
Marc Andreessen, inventor of the web browser, on creativity and innovation.
Mar 12 2019
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Brian sits down with sportscaster Bomani Jones of ESPN's The Right Time, The Evening Jones, and until recently, the show Highly Questionable, about being "the smartest man in sports", his background in economics, and how he checks himself.
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Jul 25 2017
'Entourage' creator Doug Ellin and Brian Koppelman explore the value of lifelong friendships and why Long Island still matters to both of them.
Apr 22 2014
Edward Norton and Brian on 22 years of friendship and films.
Nov 12 2019
Shane McAnally, American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer
Jul 07 2020
Condola Rashad, actor, singer, director, superstar.
Jun 30 2020
David Koepp, legendary screenwriter/director, on Spielberg and directing.
Jun 23 2020
Jason Rosenthal on how to survive the unthinkable.
May 26 2020
Podcast, author, and retired Navy SEAL, Jocko Willink talks about his life and philosophy.
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May 06 2020
Michael Bamberger on what Tiger Woods means to all of us
Apr 01 2020
Seth explains why this is a time to stop day trading in emotions.
Mar 17 2020
Brian talks to CC Sabathia about his life before and after baseball.
Mar 11 2020
Thomas Chatterton Williams, author and professor, on the joys and dangers of being a memoirist.
Mar 03 2020
Ben Horowitz, venture capitalist and author, on what it really takes to succeed.
Feb 25 2020
Legendary Richard Marx on why quitting school and moving to California changed his life.
Feb 18 2020