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Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.

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Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.

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Outstanding gift to the listeners

By VEL Institute - Jul 15 2019
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Thanks for your generosity Brian. Your podcasts are excellent work and art!

Less name dropping!

By jwspiess - Jun 26 2019
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Brian name drops a little too frequently, but still a good show

iTunes Ratings

831 Ratings
Average Ratings
653
74
37
23
44

Outstanding gift to the listeners

By VEL Institute - Jul 15 2019
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Thanks for your generosity Brian. Your podcasts are excellent work and art!

Less name dropping!

By jwspiess - Jun 26 2019
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Brian name drops a little too frequently, but still a good show

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The Moment with Brian Koppelman

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Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.

Chuck Klosterman: 2/25/14

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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

1hr 9mins

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Maggie Haberman 10/2/18

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Maggie Haberman, NY Times Trump expert, on what it means to be a reporter in 2018. 

Oct 02 2018

1hr 3mins

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Paul Giamatti: 7/20/15

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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:

Billions
Yale School of Drama
Donnie Brasco
Safe Men
Cinderella Man
John Adams
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
Sideways
American Splendor
Election
“Hurt So Good” – John Cougar Mellencamp
People this week:

Paul Giamatti
Sophia Loren
Johnny Depp
Russell Crowe
Maggie Siff
Marcus Giamatti
Kenny Aronoff
Alexander Payne
Thomas Haden Church
Twitter: @briankoppelman
Email: themomentbk@gmail.com

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Jul 20 2015

1hr 6mins

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Judd Apatow: 2/16/16

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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).

Topics mentioned:

Love on Netflix

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow

Girls on HBO

Stripes

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Hannah and Her Sisters

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Freaks and Geeks

Philadelphia

Roseanne

Tiny Furniture

Metropolitan

Everybody Love Raymond

The Ben Stiller Show

Cape Fear

Funny People

This is 40

Groundhog Day

People mentioned:

Judd Apatow

Adam McKay

Garry Shandling

Albert Brooks

Steve Martin

Michael Che

Bob Shad

Tony Robbins

Paul Lynde

Mike Nichols

Mel Brooks

Harold Ramis

Samuel Beckett

Paul Feig

Bill Cosby

Al Franken

Kristen Wiig

Lena Dunham

Amy Schumer

Leslie Mann

Phil Rosenthal

David Cross

Dino Stamatopoulos

Steve Carell

Email: themomentbk@gmail.com

Twitter: @BrianKoppelman

iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

Feb 16 2016

48mins

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Tim Ferriss: 7/29/14

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Tim Ferriss, life hacker and author of 'The 4-Hour Body,' shares his expertise and thought process with Brian.

Jul 29 2014

1hr 9mins

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Marcus Lemonis: 11/4/14

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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

1hr 15mins

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Marc Maron: 2/18/14

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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

1hr 8mins

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Maggie Siff: 12/1/15

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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Maggie Siff, the actress best known for her roles in Mad MenSons 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.

Topics mentioned:BillionsMad MenSons of Anarchy"Mister

Roberts"Being John

MalkovichNYU

Tisch School of the Arts

People mentioned:Maggie SiffMatthew WeinerDamian LewisPaul GiamattiMalin AkermanDavid CostabileKurt SutterZelda FichandlerRon Van LieuThomas SadoskiAlan Taylor

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Email: themomentbk@gmail.comTwitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

Dec 01 2015

1hr 5mins

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Bill Hader: 1/27/15

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Former 'SNL' star Bill Hader on what his real dream is, why movies matter, and how anxiety drives his creativity.

Jan 27 2015

1hr 36mins

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John Hamburg: 5/20/14

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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

1hr 12mins

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Marc Andreessen 3/12/19

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Marc Andreessen, inventor of the web browser, on creativity and innovation.

Mar 12 2019

1hr 13mins

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John Grisham: 11/1/16

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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).

John's new book The Whistler can be purchased by clicking here.

Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment

Twitter: @BrianKoppelman

Leave a Review: itunes.com/themoment

Nov 01 2016

55mins

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Best of Seth Godin: 3/21/2017

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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

1hr 4mins

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Seth Godin 7/24/18

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The great and wise Seth Godin returns! ​

Jul 24 2018

1hr 2mins

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Mike Birbiglia: 7/26/16

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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).

Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment

Twitter: @BrianKoppelman

Leave a Review: itunes.com/themoment

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Jul 26 2016

1hr 2mins

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Damian Lewis 3/19/19

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Damian Lewis on the road that got him to Billions! 

Mar 19 2019

1hr 17mins

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Ray Liotta: 9/9/14

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Ray Liotta, legendary star of 'Goodfellas,' talks openly about acting, his movies, and why he does what he does.

Sep 09 2014

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Scott Rosenberg: 12/22/15

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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 DeadBeautiful 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.

Topics mentioned:

Things to Do When You’re Dead in Denver

Beautiful Girls

Con Air

Gone in Sixty Seconds

Rounders

Boston University

University of Southern California

The Moment with Tony Gilroy: 10/28/14

Sunset Boulevard

The Black Ice by Michael Connelly

October Road

A Clockwork Orange

House of Games

Marathon Man

Chinatown

Lethal Weapon

Leaving Las Vegas

Jumanji

Grease

Electra Glide in Blue

The Wanderers by Richard Price

Ladies Man by Richard Price

Magnum Force

The Longest Yard

The Deer Hunter

Grosse Pointe Blank

Solitary Man

Disturbing Behavior

Zoo

Kangaroo Jack

People mentioned:

Gary Fleder

Leslie Epstein

Joel Silver

Mike De Luca

Quentin Tarantino

Harvey Weinstein

Shane Black

Jon Favreau

Steve Gaghan

Peter Berg

William Goldman

Stephen King

Salman Rushdie

Donald Westlake

Donna Langley

Dennis Lehane

Bruce Springsteen

Vin Diesel

James Patterson

Ted Demme

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And by Making A Murderer, an unprecedented new documentary that takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. All episodes are now streaming, only on Netflix.

Email: themomentbk@gmail.com

Twitter: @BrianKoppelman

iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

Dec 22 2015

1hr 7mins

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Edward Burns: 3/17/15

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Edward Burns, writer and filmmaker, on finding his creative voice, making compromises as an artist, and handling rejection like Kobe Bryant.

Mar 17 2015

1hr 25mins

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Jason Isbell: 2/10/15

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Jason Isbell, award-winning singer/songwriter, ex-member of Drive-By Truckers, on finally living up to his potential.

Feb 10 2015

1hr 7mins

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Jeff Garlin - 12/03/19

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Jeff Garlin, comic genius, on finding his voice.

Dec 03 2019

59mins

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Sam Koppelman - 11/26/19

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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

57mins

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David Plouffe - 11/19/19

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David Plouffe, architect of President Obama’s election wins, on how he knows what’s next. And why he’s sometimes wrong. 

Nov 19 2019

53mins

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Edward Norton - 11/12/19

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Edward Norton and Brian on 22 years of friendship and films. 

Nov 12 2019

1hr 24mins

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Chris McQuarrie - 11/06/19

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Academy award winning screenwriter and director Chris McQuarrie answers all. 

Nov 06 2019

1hr 26mins

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Pete Wells - 11/05/19

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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

1hr 3mins

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NEW - Colin Quinn 10/29/19

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Brian talk to Colin Quinn about life, being on the road and his Netflix special, Red State Blue State

Oct 29 2019

1hr 6mins

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Brian answers your questions

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Brian answers your questions from Twitter and emails.

Email Brian at TheMomentBK@gmail.com

Oct 22 2019

34mins

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Request from Brian for Questions

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Brian will be a answering questions for this week's show. Send questions to Brian at TheMomentBK@gmail.com or on Twitter

Oct 21 2019

1min

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Liz Phair - 10/15/19

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Brian takes a walk around Central Park with the brilliant Liz Phair

Oct 15 2019

44mins

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Robbie Robertson - 10/08/19

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Robbie Robertson, music legend, on why the music still matters.

Oct 08 2019

55mins

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Gary Gulman - 10/1/19

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New Gary Gulman on how he beat The Great Depresh to headline his own hbo hour. W special guest, Sam Koppelman

Oct 01 2019

1hr 4mins

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Steve Gorman - 09/24/19

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Steve Gorman stops by to talk about his life with the Black Crowes, his current band Trigger Hippy and his new book, Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes--A Memoir

Sep 24 2019

1hr 3mins

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NEW - Seth Godin 9/17/19

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The great and legendary Seth Godin

Sep 17 2019

57mins

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Best of: Dave Ramsey 09/12/19

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"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

1hr 6mins

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Best of: Daniel Negreanu 09/04/19

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"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

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JJ Redick 08/27/19

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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

1hr 16mins

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Best of: Craig Finn 8/20/19

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"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

57mins

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Darrell Scott 08/14/19

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Legendary songwriter Darrell Scott on finding his artist voice.

Aug 14 2019

1hr 3mins

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Ben Mezrich 8/8/19

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Ben Mezrich, best selling author, on finding your dream life.

Aug 08 2019

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