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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.

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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

792 Ratings
Average Ratings
624
69
32
23
44

Outstanding gift to the listeners

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

Less name dropping!

By jwspiess - Jun 26 2019
Read more
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.

Rank #1: Ben Mezrich 8/8/19

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Ben Mezrich, best selling author, on finding your dream life.
Aug 08 2019
1 hour
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Rank #2: 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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #5: Tony Robbins: 11/25/14

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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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #7: Seth Meyers: 2/4/14

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Brian Koppelman and Seth Meyers discuss Seth's departure from 'SNL,' how he feels about his rep as the nicest guy in Hollywood, and the debut of 'Late Night With Seth Meyers.'
Feb 04 2014
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #8: Salman Rushdie: 9/29/15

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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
The Hamzanama
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
The Illusionist
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:

Christopher Hitchens
Joyce Carol Oates
Joan Didion
Ibn Rushd
Kierkegaard
Gustave Flaubert
Thorstein Veblen
Ian McEwan
Martin Amis
Julian Barnes
Kazuo Ishiguro
Jane Austen
Walt Whitman
Penn Jillette
Jonathan Franzen
Steven Milhauser
William Kennedy
James Salter
H.L. Mencken
This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. Open Account explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money.  Open Account is available now on iTunes.
 
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Email: themomentbk@gmail.com 
Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
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Sep 29 2015
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #10: Amy Schumer: (1/19/15)

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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.

Email: themomentbk@gmail.comTwitter: @briankoppelmanRate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment
Dec 29 2015
1 hour 39 mins
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Rank #11: Jon Bon Jovi 1/9/18

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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
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #13: 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
48 mins
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Rank #14: Seth Godin: 7/7/15

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Back for his 2nd appearance on the show - New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin, joins us this week to talk about his latest project, altMBA, and the process of searching for his next piece of work. Also, Brian and Seth discuss the comfort people find in gatekeepers, the importance of increasing tension to keep your work on the cutting edge, and how big expectations can lead to big differences. Plus, Seth introduces his concept of buzzer management and how we need to press the buzzer before we know the answer to jump ahead in business and in life.
 
Topics this week:

The altMBA
Seth Godin’s Freelancer Course at Udemy
Seth Godin Blog
Harvard Business School
The Moment with Seth Godin: 10/7/14
The Dip by Seth Godin
Do Over by Jon Acuff
Brian Koppelman Blog
Slack
Here’s to the Dreamers a video by The Academy
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Activision
Seth Godin action figure
What to Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn) by Seth Godin
Leap First by Seth Godin
The Tragedy of Small Expectations (And the Trap of False Dreams) a blog post by Seth Godin
People this week:

Seth Godin
Norm Macdonald
Jon Acuff
Amy Koppelman
Jill Soloway
Amanda Palmer
Steven Pressfield
Bill Gross
David Sedaris
Tom Rath
Bruce Springsteen
Twitter: @briankoppelman
Email: themomentbk@gmail.com
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Jul 07 2015
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #15: Best of: PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman 7/30/19

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In this "Best of" episode, PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, the hosts of Reply All, discuss their creative partnership and their meteoric rise. They also discuss their own worries for the show, the collective work it takes to put out an episode, and finding the sweet spot to maintain their outsider status as they become a part of the mainstream podcasting culture.
Jul 30 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #16: David Chang: 4/7/15

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David Chang, chef and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, discusses love and hate and how he has used each to fuel his success. Plus, the early days of Momofuku Noodle Bar, when the fear of financial ruin forced David to find a way to find a way forward.
Topics discussed in this episode:

Momofuku Restaurants, including Noodle Bar, Ssam, Ko, Ma Pache, and Milk Bar
The first season of the PBS series Mind of a Chef, hosted by David Chang
Lucky Peach magazine
Armageddon-era Aerosmith vs. Toys in the Attic-era Aerosmith
Franklin BBQ in Austin, TX
Restaurante Elkano
Etxebarri

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Apr 07 2015
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #17: Bomani Jones 7/25/17

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Note: This is the last episode of The Moment in collaboration with Slate. The Moment will continue, and if you're already subscribed to this feed, you will continue to receive new episodes when they are released.

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.

Support for this podcast comes from Prudential. Their new podcast Everyday Bravery brings inspiring and personal stories about finding the courage that brings out the best in us. Go to EverydayBravery.com or subscribe to Everyday Bravery wherever podcasts are available.
Jul 25 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #18: Mike Birbiglia: 8/19/14

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Comedian/storyteller/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia on finding his creative groove, the importance of being on time, and why he loves movies.
Aug 19 2014
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #19: 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.

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Nov 01 2016
55 mins
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Rank #20: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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