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
Maggie Haberman, NY Times Trump expert, on what it means to be a reporter in 2018.
Oct 02 2018
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
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
Tim Ferriss, life hacker and author of 'The 4-Hour Body,' shares his expertise and thought process with Brian.
Jul 29 2014
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
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
This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Maggie Siff, the actress best known for her roles in Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, and the upcoming Showtime series, Billions. Brian and
Maggie reflect on the past year creating Billions together and how Maggie goes about preparing for her scenes on the show. Plus, Maggie talks about when she first fell in love with acting, why it’s important to her to play strong, smart women on TV, and how she originally intended to read for Peggy Olson during her first Mad Men audition.
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Dec 01 2015
Former 'SNL' star Bill Hader on what his real dream is, why movies matter, and how anxiety drives his creativity.
Jan 27 2015
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
Marc Andreessen, inventor of the web browser, on creativity and innovation.
Mar 12 2019
John Grisham is the internationally known best selling author of some of the best legal thrillers of our time (A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief). In his first longform podcast interview, John joins Brian to talk about whether or not he has a mission in his writing (1:30), when he first started thinking of himself as a writer (14:30), and how he structures his stories (23:45). Plus, John tells us why he didn't take it personally when he received numerous rejection letters for his first novel (36:00), what keeps him up at night and wanting to write the next book (41:30), and finally whether or not he sees the appeal for Donald Trump (48:00).
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Nov 01 2016
In this special episode, hear excerpts from three conversations between Brian Koppelman and New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin. The first conversations between Brian and Seth aired in October 2014. They've since maintained a friendship and rapport which carries throughout each episode.
To find these full conversations, visit The Moment's podcast feed wherever you get your podcasts.
Mar 21 2017
The great and wise Seth Godin returns!
Jul 24 2018
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker. His latest film, produced alongside This American Life's Ira Glass, is Don't Think Twice and is out for limited release this week. Today, Mike talks about workshopping the script for Don't Think Twice (5:00), how he absorbs story notes (16:00), and how fatherhood changed his priorities and his writing (23:00). Plus, Mike discusses how he tries to find a balance between being selfish and selfless (30:00) and how long the good feeling of making people laugh actually lasts (43:00).
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Jul 26 2016
Damian Lewis on the road that got him to Billions!
Mar 19 2019
Ray Liotta, legendary star of 'Goodfellas,' talks openly about acting, his movies, and why he does what he does.
Sep 09 2014
This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Scott Rosenberg, the writer best known for his movies Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, Beautiful Girls, and Con Air. The two discuss the impact of Scott's father passing away, creating languages in movies, and the themes that run through many of his films. Plus, Scott talks about how the Hollywood machine turned Gone in 60 Seconds into a different movie and why the true emotion of Scott's screenplays have rarely (if ever) been captured on screen.
Things to Do When You’re Dead in Denver
Gone in Sixty Seconds
University of Southern California
The Moment with Tony Gilroy: 10/28/14
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
A Clockwork Orange
House of Games
Leaving Las Vegas
Electra Glide in Blue
The Wanderers by Richard Price
Ladies Man by Richard Price
The Longest Yard
The Deer Hunter
Grosse Pointe Blank
Mike De Luca
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Dec 22 2015
Edward Burns, writer and filmmaker, on finding his creative voice, making compromises as an artist, and handling rejection like Kobe Bryant.
Mar 17 2015
Jason Isbell, award-winning singer/songwriter, ex-member of Drive-By Truckers, on finally living up to his potential.
Feb 10 2015
Jeff Garlin, comic genius, on finding his voice.
Dec 03 2019
Sam Koppelman, co-author of Impeach, the Case Against Donald Trump, on freedom, discipline, privilege and what it’s like to write a book in 3 weeks.
Nov 26 2019
Nov 19 2019
Edward Norton and Brian on 22 years of friendship and films.
Nov 12 2019
Academy award winning screenwriter and director Chris McQuarrie answers all.
Nov 06 2019
Brian and New York Times restaurant critic, Pete Wells, talks about his rough "Peter Luger" review....Spoiler alert, Brian does not agree.
Nov 05 2019
Brian talk to Colin Quinn about life, being on the road and his Netflix special, Red State Blue State
Oct 29 2019
Oct 22 2019
Oct 21 2019
Brian takes a walk around Central Park with the brilliant Liz Phair
Oct 15 2019
Robbie Robertson, music legend, on why the music still matters.
Oct 08 2019
New Gary Gulman on how he beat The Great Depresh to headline his own hbo hour. W special guest, Sam Koppelman
Oct 01 2019
Sep 24 2019
The great and legendary Seth Godin
Sep 17 2019
"Best of" from 12/23/14 - Dave Ramsey, one of the most successful radio hosts on earth, on how he turned his life around. And how we all can.
Sep 12 2019
"Best of" from 10/18/16 - Daniel Negreanu is one of (if not the best) poker player in the world today. He has set all kinds of records in the poker community, but today he tells us how he did it. To kick things off, Brian and Daniel discuss their old spat from Tilt and how their relationship has changed since then, when Daniel decided to become a professional poker player, and how he observes people to pick up information Also, the two talk about how Daniel's definition of success has changed over the years, what he's interested in outside the poker table , and how the Rocky movies help get him ready to make a run at the WSOP Final Table every year
Sep 04 2019
JJ Redick, basketball superstar, on how he willed himself to get here, what the challenges were along the way, and how the culture of the NBA has shifted over his years in the league.
Aug 27 2019
"Best of" From 2/6/18, Craig Finn on the state of The Hold Steady, Small r redemption and how to find God in Chicago
Aug 20 2019
Legendary songwriter Darrell Scott on finding his artist voice.
Aug 14 2019
Ben Mezrich, best selling author, on finding your dream life.
Aug 08 2019