Nerdist Writers Panel

Nerdist Writers Panel

  • The Scriptnotes/Nerdist Writers Panel Crossover part 2!

    Apr 15, 2014 | 72 min
    Scriptnotes hosts John August (Big Fish; Frankenweenie; Go) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover 2; Identity Thief) join NWP's Ben Blacker to talk about what Craig and John are working on, their writing habits, take questions from the audience, and more. For part one of the podcast, go to Scriptnotes: http://johnaugust.com/podcast.
  • Comics Edition #38: Emerald City Comic Con

    Apr 12, 2014 | 57 min
    Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals; Hawkeye); Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel; Pretty Deadly); Greg Rucka (Lazarus; Queen and Country; Gotham Central); and Cullen Bunn (Magneto; 6th Gun) join Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) at Seattle's Emerald City Comic con to talk craft, superheroes, and what's wrong with America. Recorded March 28, 2014
  • Jonathan Groff, Rob Doherty, & Steven Maeda

    Apr 08, 2014 | 81 min
    Jonathan Groff (creator, Andy Barker PI; Happy Endings; Scrubs); Rob Doherty (creator, Elementary); Steven Maeda (Helix; Pan Am; Lost; X-Files). 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cam...
  • Comics Edition #37: Mike Costa & Ashley Miller part 2

    Apr 05, 2014 | 47 min
    Writer Mike Costa (GI Joe; Transformers; Blackhawks) and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class; Terminator reboot) sit down with Marc Bernardin (The Hollywood Reporter) and Heath Corson (Justice League: War) for a chat about writing branded characters and lots more.
  • Matt Walsh

    Apr 01, 2014 | 59 min
    UCB co-founder Matt Walsh (actor, Veep, Dog Bites Man) talks about his present project as writer/director, A Better You, which is currently running an IndieGoGo campaign to pay for post-production. Matt chats about scripting an improvised film, writing sketches, the early days of Comedy Central, and his influences.
  • Comics Edition #36: Mike Costa & Ashley Miller Part 1

    Mar 29, 2014 | 48 min
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  • Review

    Mar 25, 2014 | 78 min
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  • Comics Edition #35: Listener Questions Answered!

    Mar 22, 2014 | 40 min
    Adam Beechen (Hench), Marc Bernardin (Hollywood Reporter; Monster Attack Network), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Heath Corson (Justice League: War) answer YOUR questions! Have questions you want answered on the podcast? Leave them on the Nerdist Writers Panel Facebook page: Facebook.com/NerdistWritersPanel
  • Writers/Actors

    Mar 18, 2014 | 83 min
    Clark Gregg (writer/director: Choke; Trust Me; actor: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD); Dan Bucatinsky (writer: Web Therapy; Grey's Anatomy; actor: Scandal); Liz Vassey (writer: NBC bowling pilot; actor: CSI; The Tick) Recorded March 9, 2014  
  • Comics Edition #34: Justice League: War!

    Mar 15, 2014 | 40 min
    Justice League: War! Heath Corson's DC Direct film has finally been released! And it's really good! Adam Beechen (Hench), Marc Bernardin (Hollywood Reporter; Monster Attack Network) and Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour)talk about how the film came together and then discuss the problems and fun of writing super-teams in general. 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:...
  • Moira Kirland, Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett, and Douglas Petrie

    Mar 11, 2014 | 82 min
    Moira Kirland (Arrow; Castle); Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (SyFy's upcoming 12 Monkeys; Nikita; Terra Nova); and returning guest Douglas Petrie (Buffy; American Horror Story: Coven). Recorded February 16, 2014.
  • Comics Edition #33: Advice to The New Writer

    Mar 08, 2014 | 54 min
    Ben Blacker and his writing partner Ben Acker are near to taking over writing duties on Marvel's Thunderbolts. Len Wein, Adam Beechen, and Heath Corson give their advice based upon their experiences in taking over books from existing writers and as readers invested in a book that was taken over by a new creative team.
  • Phillip Iscove, Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin, and Cole Haddon

    Mar 04, 2014 | 89 min
    Phillip Iscove (co-creator, Sleepy Hollow); Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin (The Killing; Carnivale); Cole Haddon (creator, NBC's Dracula). Recorded February 9, 2014.
  • Bryan Fuller

    Feb 25, 2014 | 99 min
    The creator of Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, and Dead Like Me discusses his work habits, putting a philosophy in every scene, death, collaboration, Star Trek, and lots more. Recorded January 19, 2014.
  • Comics Edition #35: Sam Humphries

    Feb 22, 2014 | 47 min
    Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Justice League: War) sit down with writer Sam Humphries (Avengers: AI; Ultimates; Uncanny X-Force) to talk about getting started for a major company like Marvel, putting together a team book, writing to theme, and more.
  • Michelle Ashford, John Hamburg, and Carlos Coto

    Feb 18, 2014 | 82 min
    Michelle Ashford (creator, Masters of Sex); John Hamburg (Meet the Parents; Zoolander; creator, Welcome to the Captain), Carlos Coto (showrunner, From Dusk Till Dawn).
  • Comics Edition #31: Tony Isabella

    Feb 15, 2014 | 65 min
    Who co-created Black Lightning, the Champions, and Tigra in the 1970s, and wrote the indispensable book, 1000 Comic Books You Must Read? Len Wein's old pal, writer Tony Isabella, who joins Len and Adam Beechen to talk comics then and now.  
  • John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

    Feb 10, 2014 | 62 min
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  • Comics Edition #30: Listeners Questions Answered

    Feb 08, 2014 | 47 min
    Len Wein, Heath Corson, and Ben Blacker answer questions submitted by listeners, including comic works that are the apex of the medium's storytelling, debates about creator credit, and work habits. Have questions you want answered on the podcast? Leave them on the Nerdist Writers Panel Facebook page: Facebook.com/NerdistWritersPanel
  • Emmy Grinwis, Deric Hughes, and Benjamin Raab

    Feb 04, 2014 | 90 min
    Emmy Grinwis (MTV's upcoming Eye Candy); Deric Hughes and Benjamin Raab (Warehouse 13). A chat with up-and-coming writers about being up-and-coming writers, how they got noticed, writing and selling, and more.
  • Comics Edition #29: Sean Howe

    Feb 01, 2014 | 58 min
    Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour), Adam Beechen (Hench), and Heath Corson (Justice League: War) sit down with journalist Sean Howe (Marvel Comics: The Untold Story) to discuss how the book came together, who participated and who didn't, and Howe's evolving relationship to comic books.
  • Dan Harmon, Joe McKenna, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Joe Henderson

    Jan 28, 2014 | 104 min
    Dan Harmon (creator, Community); Chris McKenna (Community); Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker (creators, Surviving Jack and $#*! My Dad Says); and Joe Henderson (Graceland; White Collar). Recorded January 12, 2014.
  • Comics Edition #28: Definitives Part 2

    Jan 25, 2014 | 72 min
    Len Wein (creator of Swamp Thing and more), Adam Beechen (Hench), and Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) discuss more definitives—stories, writers, and artists—including Swamp Thing, Garth Ennis, Grant Morrison, Wonder Woman, and lots more.
  • Karina Longworth

    Jan 21, 2014 | 54 min
    Former LA Weekly and Village Voice film critic Karina Longworth (Masters of Cinema: George Lucas) discusses her new book, Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor, authorial voice in criticism, and what makes movies good.
  • Comics Edition #27: Comics in other media, 2013

    Jan 18, 2014 | 61 min
    Marc Bernardin (Hollywood Reporter) joins Adam Beechen (Hench) and Heath Corson (Justice League: War) to talk about comic characters in other media and how they fared in 2013, including discussions of Man of Steel, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Thor 2, and more.
  • Kurt Sutter

    Jan 14, 2014 | 95 min
    The Sons of Anarchy creator is joined by SoA superfans Jessica Goldstein (Cougar Town) and Paul Grellong (Revolution) to discuss how the show is put together, his work on The Shield, and more. 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-the...
  • Comics Edition #26:2013 in Review

    Jan 11, 2014 | 49 min
    Len Wein (creator of Wolverine and lots more), Adam Beechen (Hench), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Heath Corson (Justice League: War) discuss the year in comics—the big stories, their favorite books and writers.
  • Non-episode Episode!

    Dec 24, 2013 | 8 min
  • #121: TV Year in Review part 2

    Dec 17, 2013 | 112 min
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  • TV Year in Review part 1

    Dec 10, 2013 | 75 min
    With Hart Hanson (creator, Bones), Andrew Miller (creator, Secret Circle), and Aaron Ginsburg (Finder; Intelligence).
  • Comics Edition #25: Definitives

    Dec 07, 2013 | 53 min
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  • Directors panel from ATX, an Austin TV Festival

    Dec 03, 2013 | 61 min
    Featuring Tom Verica (Scandal), Dave Semel (American Horror Story), and Rob Schrab (Childrens Hospital). A look at directors of episodic television. They say that TV is a writer’s medium…as opposed to film that is a director’s medium. If that’s true, then what does that mean for the director of a TV series? Hear from veteran and new directors of episodic television on how they manage, what they see their role as, the rewards, and the struggles of directing television. Moderated by Emily Moss Wilson. Recorded at ATX 2013. 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; ...
  • Austin Film Festival

    Nov 26, 2013 | 71 min
    Ashley Miller (Thor; X-Men: First Class), Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks; 50 Shades of Gray); and Kell Cahoon (Psych; Just Shoot Me; NewsRadio). Recorded live at the Austin Film Festival on October 24, 2013.
  • Comics Edition #24: Mike Carlin

    Nov 23, 2013 | 73 min
    Adam Beechen (Hench) and Heath Corson (Justice League: War) sit down with DC's Mike Carlin to discuss his work on their animated projects, his long career as an editor, his work as a writer and an artist, that time when Superman died and it was a big deal, and why time travel stories inevitably suck.
  • Mark Protosevich

    Nov 19, 2013 | 57 min
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  • Comics Edition #23: Adam Glass

    Nov 16, 2013 | 46 min
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  • Welcome to Night Vale

    Nov 12, 2013 | 73 min
    Recorded at NY Comic Con, it's a look behind the curtain of the mega-popular podcast, Welcome to Night Vale with creator Joseph Fink, co-writer Jeffrey Cranor, voice of Night Vale radio Cecil Baldwin, and guest star Mara Wilson. Plus: Correspondent Liz Hara interviews master puppet builder Rollie Krewson at the Sesame Street workshop. And, a HostGator ad!
  • Comics Edition #22: Comic Book Heroes

    Nov 09, 2013 | 45 min
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  • The Colbert Report

    Nov 05, 2013 | 64 min
    Head-writer Opus Moreschi (Craig Kilborn; Li'l Bush) and writers Eric Drysdale (The Daily Show), Nate Charny, Michael Brumm, Meredith Scardino, and Aaron Cohen discuss how the show is put together, writing jokes, and just how good Stephen Colbert really is. Sitting in on the discussion is NBC Sports field producer Lena Moss.
  • Comics Edition #21: Greg Rucka

    Nov 02, 2013 | 78 min
    Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) sits down in New York traffic with superstar writer Greg Rucka (Whiteout; Gotham Central; Lazarus) to talk about his interest in crime fiction, the myth of the unflawed hero, learning as you go, and lots more.
  • Sesame Street

    Oct 29, 2013 | 109 min
    Head-writer/puppeteer Joey Mazzarino and writers John Weidman, Christine Ferraro, Belinda Ward, and Molly Boylan tell Ben how to get, how to get to Sesame Street in this bonus-sized episode which also includes a visit to the Muppet Workshop and brief interviews with puppet wrangler Lara McLean, costumer Connie Peterson, and puppet designer Rollie Krewson.
  • Comics Edition #20: Kelly Sue DeConnick

    Oct 26, 2013 | 81 min
    Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) chats with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel; Avengers Assemble; Pretty Deadly) about where are the female comics writers are, working with artists, picking and choosing genre tropes, and lots more.
  • Actors Roundtable

    Oct 22, 2013 | 69 min
    “Actors Roundtable” from ATX Television Festival: Some of today’s leading episodic actors talk about the ups and downs of their TV careers. With Joshua Malina (Scandal), Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights), Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights), Devon Gummersall (My So-Called Life), Nick Wechsler (Revenge, Roswell), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie). Moderated by Evan Miller. Recorded at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel ballroom in Austin, TX, on June 9, 2013.
  • Comics Edition #19: Marc Bernardin

    Oct 19, 2013 | 57 min
    Heath Corson (Justice League: War) chats with TV/comics writer and journalist Marc Bernardin (Alphas; Static Shock; The Hollywood Reporter) about the ups and downs of writing for comics, tv and magazines as well as Jim Lee vs. the power of tenacity. 
  • Showrunners & Creators

    Oct 15, 2013 | 60 min
    Showrunners and Creators panel from ATX Television Festival. Michael Rauch, Andrew Lenchewski, Dmitry Lipkin, Tim Doyle, Kevin Biegel, Mike Royce, Dan Bucatinsky. Moderated by Andrew Miller.
  • Comics Edition #18: Kyle Higgins

    Oct 12, 2013 | 69 min
    Adam Beechen chats with writer Kyle Higgins (Nightwing; Batman Beyond) about working for DC, how Kyle got started, and writing for the Bat-universe.
  • Michael Jacobs

    Oct 08, 2013 | 40 min
    Michael Jacobs' first foray into TV was a home run with creation of the iconic '80s series Charles in Charge, and he didn't stop there, as he went on to create some of the most recognizable series in the 1980s and 1990s: My Two Dads, The Torkelsons, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World. He also produced the four-time Oscar nominated feature film Quiz Show (about the 1950s TV quiz show scandal). Now Michael is back with the highly anticipated series Girl Meets World, which will reunite Cory and Topanga from Boy Meets World and take a look on how their daughter handles adolescence. In conversation with Robyn Ross (TVGuide.com), Michael relives his journey in television, from creating and writing to ...
  • Comics Edition #17: Ashley Miller Part 2

    Oct 05, 2013 | 46 min
    Adam Beechen continues the conversation with screenwriter Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class; upcoming: Fantastic Four) about adapting comics for the screen.
  • Mythology

    Oct 01, 2013 | 56 min
    Mythology panel from ATX Television Festival. Remi Aubuchon (creator, Caprica), Richard Hatem (Grimm; The Gates), Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time), Dmitry Lipkin (creator, The Riches and Hung), and Winnie Holzman (creator, My So-Called Life) discuss creating the world and rules of a show. Moderated by Todd VanDerWerff (AV Club). Recorded at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel in Austin, TX, on June 7, 2013.
  • Comics Edition #16: Ashley Miller Part 1

    Sep 28, 2013 | 38 min
    Comics Edition #16: Ashley Miller part 1: Thor! Ben Blacker has a lot of questions about Miller's adaptation of Thor (2009), Marvel's resident god. Adam Beechen does his best to reign everyone in. Like Odin would do.
  • Enlisted

    Sep 24, 2013 | 38 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Enlisted panel from ATX Television Festival. All about the new Fox army sibling comedy, with its creator Kevin Biegel (co-creator, Cougar Town), executive producer Mike Royce (Men of  a Certain Age), and stars Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young, and Angelina Cabral.
  • Once Upon A Time

    Sep 23, 2013 | 41 min
    Once Upon a Time creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, recorded at ATX Television Festival. Recorded at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, on June 8, 2013.
  • Comics Edition #15: Non-Comics Readers

    Sep 21, 2013 | 81 min
    Comics Edition #16: Non-comics readers. Ben Blacker and Heath Corson sit down with Blacker's wife, Julie Lacouture, and actress Jenny Wade (Reaper) to discuss comics from a non-comics-reader's perspective, barriers to entry, and fandom in general.
  • Structure of a Sitcom

    Sep 17, 2013 | 64 min
    “Structure of a Sitcom and Rise of the Anti-Sitcom” panel from ATX Television Festival: Dan Harmon (creator, Community), Paul Scheer (creator, NTSF:SD:SUV), Dave Finkel (New Girl; 30 Rock), Tim Doyle (Last Man Standing), and Rob Schrab (director, Mindy Project, Childrens Hospital) discuss the rise of new-comedy formats and the changing rules of writing comedy. Moderated by Emily Moss Wilson. 
  • Comics Edition #14: Clone

    Sep 14, 2013 | 45 min
    Comics Edition #15: Clone. Ben Blacker chats with creator David Schulner (Do No Harm) and writers Aaron Ginsburg & Wade McIntyre (Intelligence) about the Skybound series, making the leap from TV to comics, and more.
  • Ghost Girls

    Sep 09, 2013 | 53 min
    A chat with the writers/creators of the awesome and hilarious new Yahoo series, Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci, and Jeremy Konner (Drunk History). The 12-episode paranormal procedural was directed by Konner and co-produced by Jack Black's Electric Dynamite and Shine America. It debuted yesterday. It is seriously great.
  • Comics Edition #13: Christos Gage

    Sep 06, 2013 | 53 min
    Comics Edition #13: Christos Gage! Adam Beechen (Hench) and Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) sit down with writer Christos Gage to talk about working for Marvel and smaller publishers, Avengers Academy, company crossovers, developing characters, and lots more!
  • ATX Television Festival

    Sep 03, 2013 | 56 min
    Pitch-Pilot-Pick Up panel from ATX Television Festival: Julie Plec (showrunner, Vampire Diaries; co-creator/showrunner, The Originals), Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected), Kyle Killen (creator, Mind Games, Awake, and Lone Star), Chris Keyser (creator, Party of Five), Bryan Seabury (VP Drama Development at CBS), Corey Marsh (Manager of Current Programming at Disney Channel), and Charlie Ebersol (producer, the Hochberg Ebersol Co.) discuss the beginning stages of a TV series from the pitch, to filming the pilot, to finally waiting on pins and needles to hear if a pilot was given a shot to make it into your living rooms. Recorded at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel in Austin, TX, on June 8, 201...
  • Comics Edition #12: Alan Burnett

    Aug 31, 2013 | 57 min
    Comics edition #12: Alan Burnett (Batman: TAS; Mask of the Phantasm; Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). Heath Corson (Justice League: War) and Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) sit down with WB producer/writer Alan Burnett, who has had a hand in virtually every DC animated project since Super Friends.
  • Veronica Mars

    Aug 27, 2013 | 66 min
    Veronica Mars's Rob Thomas and Chris Lowell, live from ATX Television Festival. Recorded at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel ballroom in Austin, TX, on June 9, 2013.
  • Davey Holmes

    Aug 24, 2013 | 38 min
    BONUS EPISODE: An in-depth chat with Davey Holmes (Awake; Shameless; Law & Order; Pushing Daisies) about his 2013 pilot Boomerang, pitching, finding your voice, and more. (Note: this interview was recorded before the network upfronts, so Boomerang's fate was still undecided. Ultimately Fox didn't pick up the show to series).
  • Jaws

    Aug 20, 2013 | 108 min
    The Jaws Summer Special! End your summer talking Jaws, comedy, and more with Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb (The Smothers Brothers; The Jerk) and Jaws enthusiast Paul F. Tompkins (Comedy Bang Bang). Recorded live at Nerdmelt on August 4, 2013.
  • Comics Edition #11: Dan Slott

    Aug 17, 2013 | 81 min
    Comics edition #11: Dan Slott. An in-depth chat with the writer who replaced Spider-Man's brain with Doc Ock's! We talk about Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, Avengers: Initiative, She-Hulk, and lots more. Recorded in a cafe in New York, NY in May 2013. There's quite a bit of background noise here, but Dan is so interesting, that we had to release it!
  • Comedy Bang Bang!

    Aug 13, 2013 | 33 min
    Comedy Bang Bang! From ATX Television Festival, a chat with CBB creator and Earwolf network co-founder Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns) and CBB's head writer Neil Campbell. Recorded at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, on June 8, 2013.
  • Comics Edition #10: Watchmen

    Aug 10, 2013 | 37 min
    Comics edition #10: All about Watchmen with Len Wein, who edited Alan Moore's original series, and co-hosts Adam Beechen (Hench) and Heath Corson (Justice League DC Direct movie).
  • Vince Gilligan, Greg Daniels, Carlton Cuse, and Liz Meriweather

    Aug 05, 2013 | 34 min
    100th episode spectacular! Live from Largo at the Coronet, in conjunction with Fast Company magazine, an all-star line-up with Vince Gilligan (creator, Breaking Bad), Greg Daniels (creator, King of the Hill; developer, the Office; co-creator, Parks and Recreation); Carlton Cuse (Lost; Bates Motel; The Strain; creator, Nash Bridges); Liz Meriweather (creator, the New Girl); with TV-inspired songs by Sara Watkins! Recorded at Largo at the Coronet on June 4, 2013 as an event sponsored by Fast Company magazine to benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program. Pick up Sara Watkins' newest album, Sun Midnight Sun, on iTunes or at SaraWatkins.com. It's really good.
  • Comics Edition #9: Fanship and Creators' Responsibility

    Aug 03, 2013 | 43 min
    Comics edition #9: Hosts Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and hundreds more), Adam Beechen (Hench, Batman Beyond), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour; Wolverine: Season One), and Heath Corson (Aim High; Scary Godmother) discuss fanship and creators' responsibility to fans, including the Veronica Mars movie, the (first) death of Robin, killing characters, and more.
  • Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme

    Jul 30, 2013 | 75 min
    A fun chat with writers/comics/actors/producers Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of comedy brand Broken Lizard (Supertroopers; Beer Fest). Check out Kevin and Steve's new webseries at http://www.brokenlizard.com/
  • Comics Edition #8: SDCC 2013 Wrap Up

    Jul 27, 2013 | 64 min
    Comics edition #8: SDCC 2013 wrap up with Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and hundreds more), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour; Wolverine: Season One), and Heath Corson (upcoming: Justice League: War; Aim High).
  • Arthur Phillips

    Jul 23, 2013 | 65 min
    #98 An in-depth chat with author Arthur Phillips (The Tragedy of Arthur; The Egyptologist; Prague) about Shakespeare, making work of writing, unreliable narrators, and more. Recorded at a cafe in Brooklyn on May 11, 2013. There is a lot of background noise in this interview! You are warned! It gets a bit better halfway through, but Arthur had such great things to say, that we wanted to make sure this got to you, dear listener.
  • Comics Edition #7: Joshua Fialkov

    Jul 20, 2013 | 49 min
    Comics edition #7: An in depth conversation with Joshua Fialkov (I, Vampire; Tumor; Echos; Elk's Run).
  • Nerdist Writers Panel #97: JG Quintel and Alex Hirsch

    Jul 16, 2013 | 67 min
    JG Quintel (creator, The Regular Show); Alex Hirsch (creator, Gravity Falls). Recorded May 19, 2013. As of today The Regular Show seasons 1 and 2 are available on DVD and Blu ray!
  • Comics Edition #6: San Diego Comic Con

    Jul 12, 2013 | 43 min
    Comics edition #6: Get ready for San Diego Comic Con as Heath gives us the lowdown on 2012's MorrisonCon, and we talk about convention experiences as fans and guests.
  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

    Jul 09, 2013 | 66 min
    The team behind the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, including co-creator Bernie Su, writers Margaret Dunlap, Rachel Kiley, and Kate Rorick, and writer/transmedia mastermind Jay Bushman.
  • Comics edition #5: Celebrate Independence Day

    Jul 06, 2013 | 45 min
    Comics edition #5: Celebrate Independence Day with hosts Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and hundreds more), Adam Beechen (Hench, Batman Beyond), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour; Wolverine: Season One), and Heath Corson (Aim High; Scary Godmother) as they talk all about Captain America. And Bucky too!
  • Rebecca Sinclair, Greg Malins and Mark O’Keefe

    Jul 02, 2013 | 93 min
    Rebecca Sinclair (90210; Gilmore Girls; Buffy), Greg Malins (Friends; How I Met Your Mother; 2 Broke Girls), and Mark O’Keefe (The Weird Al Show; News Radio; Bruce Almighty). Recorded March 24, 2013.
  • Comics Edition #4: Wolverine Season One

    Jun 29, 2013 | 35 min
    Comics Edition #4: Celebrating the release of Wolverine: Season One, written by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker. Adam Beechen hosts, Wolverine creator Len Wein weighs in, and NWP Comics Edition co-host Heath Corson wears a tuxedo. Recorded live at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood on June 6, 2013.
  • Greg Daniels, Jessica Goldstein, and Chrissy Pietrosh

    Jun 25, 2013 | 87 min
    Greg Daniels (developer, The Office; co-creator, Parks and Recreation; creator, King of the Hill); Jessica Goldstein and Chrissy Pietrosh (Cougar Town; My Name Is Earl). Recorded April 28, 2013.
  • Comics edition #3: Glen Weldon

    Jun 22, 2013 | 72 min
    Comics edition #3: An in-depth conversation with comics journalist Glen Weldon (Superman: The Unauthorized Biography). With hosts Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and hundreds more), Adam Beechen (Hench, Batman Beyond), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour; Wolverine: Season One), and Heath Corson (Aim High; Scary Godmother).
  • Carlton Cuse, Michael Schur, and JJ Philbin

    Jun 18, 2013 | 101 min
    Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel; Lost; The Strain); Michael Schur (co-creator, Parks and Recreation); JJ Philbin (New Girl; The OC; Gilmore Girls). Recorded April 21, 2013
  • Comics Edition #2: Delving deep into comics characters' psychology

    Jun 15, 2013 | 47 min
    Comics edition #2: Delving deep into comics characters' psychology, featuring Batman (of course), the Hulk and...Richie Rich? Plus. Sean Howe's Marvel Comics: the Untold Story, and other stuff we're reading right now. With hosts Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and hundreds more), Adam Beechen (Hench, Batman Beyond), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour; Wolverine: Season One), and Heath Corson (Aim High; Scary Godmother).
  • Graham Yost, creator and showrunner of Justified

    Jun 11, 2013 | 36 min
    Graham Yost, creator and showrunner of Justified. As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's most interesting and groundbreaking shows about how they're carving out new territory in the business and creative worlds, and how these creatives are driving the zeitgeist. The issue is online http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/ and on newsstands now.
  • Comics Edition #1

    Jun 08, 2013 | 47 min
    Comics Edition #1: Hosts Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and hundreds more), Adam Beechen (Hench, Batman Beyond), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour; Wolverine: Season One), and Heath Corson (Aim High; Scary Godmother) are off to the races talking about the specific language of comic book scriptwriting, the role of the editor, collaborating with artists, and more.
  • Howard Gordon, co-creator of Homeland

    Jun 04, 2013 | 31 min
    Howard Gordon, co-creator of Homeland, executive producer of three 2013 pilots. As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's most interesting and groundbreaking shows about how they're carving out new territory in the business and creative worlds, and how these creatives are driving the zeitgeist. The issue is online http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people// and on newsstands now.
  • Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, showrunners of Key & Peele

    Jun 01, 2013 | 57 min
    BONUS EPISODE with Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, showrunners of Key & Peele. As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's most interesting and groundbreaking shows about how they're carving out new territory in the business and creative worlds, and how these creatives are driving the zeitgeist. The issue is online now at http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/  and is available on newsstands next week.
  • Vince Gilligan, creator and showrunner of Breaking Bad

    May 28, 2013 | 58 min
    Vince Gilligan, creator and showrunner of Breaking Bad. As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's most interesting and groundbreaking shows about how they're carving out new territory in the business and creative worlds, and how these creatives are driving the zeitgeist. The issue is online http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/ and on newsstands now.
  • Callie Khouri, creator of Nashville

    May 22, 2013 | 52 min
    BONUS EPISODE with Callie Khouri, creator of Nashville. As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's most interesting and groundbreaking shows about how they're carving out new territory in the business and creative worlds, and how these creatives are driving the zeitgeist. The issue is online http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/ and on newsstands now.
  • Jason Fuchs

    May 21, 2013 | 67 min
    An in-depth chat with Jason Fuchs about the work he did on the ABC/Disney pilot Big Thunder, the animated feature Ice Age: Continental Drift, being a child actor, and lots more. (Note: this interview was recorded before the network upfronts, so Big Thunder's fate was still undecided. Ultimately ABC didn't pick up the show to series).
  • Liz Meriweather, Brett Baer and Dave Finkel, creator and showrunners of the New Girl

    May 14, 2013 | 52 min
    Liz Meriweather, Brett Baer and Dave Finkel, creator and showrunners of the New Girl. As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's most interesting and groundbreaking shows about how they're carving out new territory in the business and creative worlds, and how these creatives are driving the zeitgeist. The issue is online http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/ and on newsstands now.
  • Adam F. Goldberg

    May 07, 2013 | 56 min
    An in-depth chat with Adam F. Goldberg about his varied writing career on such projects as indie feature Fanboys, childrens' entertainments The Muppets Wizard of Oz and WordGirl, network comedies Breaking In, Community, and others, and his new pilot, The Goldbergs.
  • Ryan Condal

    Apr 30, 2013 | 75 min
    An in-depth chat with Ryan Condal who is currently adapting the comic series The 6th Gun for NBC and Hercules: The Thracian Wars for Paramount, MGM, and director Brett Ratner.
  • Nicholas Falacci, Cheryl Heuton, Taylor Elmore and Michael Gilvary

    Apr 23, 2013 | 99 min
    Nicholas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton (creators, Numb3ers), Taylor Elmore (Justified), and Michael Gilvary (Chicago Fire; Breakout Kings). Recorded March 17, 2013.
  • Celebrating Husbands, the comic!

    Apr 16, 2013 | 46 min
    The creators of Husbands, the series, Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time; Buffy; Caprica) and Brad Bell (“Cheeks”), have written a wonderful series for Dark Horse Comics, and it is finally released in collected, hardcover form! Join Jane, Brad, and Husbands co-star Sean Hemeon as they discuss bringing their web-series creation to comics, the next season of Husbands, stage a reading from the comic, and more! Recorded April 14, 2013.
  • Writers of Kroll Show

    Apr 09, 2013 | 84 min
    An in depth chat with the writers/directors/creators of Comedy Central's Kroll Show, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Krisel, and John Levenstein, about bringing characters to TV, building worlds, what's funny, and lots more. Recorded March 10, 2013.
  • Andy Bobrow, Emily Halpern, Gideon Yago and Max Winkler

    Apr 01, 2013 | 100 min
    Andy Bobrow (Community; Malcolm in the Middle); Emily Halpern (The Unit; Private Practice); Gideon Yago (The Newsroom); Max Winkler (writer/director, Ceremony; director, New Girl, New Normal). Recorded February 17, 2013.
  • Bob Harris

    Mar 26, 2013 | 60 min
    A chat with author Bob Harris (Prisoner of Trebekistan) about his new book on micro-loans The International Bank of Bob. We talk about doing good to feel good, emotional writing, the business of books, advice from Joss Whedon, and lots more. Check out Bob's book at http://bank-of-bob.com/
  • Joe Port and Joe Wiseman

    Mar 19, 2013 | 48 min
    An in-depth interview with Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (Dilbert; Son of the Beach; Just Shoot Me) about their new, autobiographical pilot Joe and Joe and Jane, their writing partnership, what's funny, and lots more.
  • Bill Prady, Donick Cary and Stephen Scaia

    Mar 12, 2013 | 105 min
    Bill Prady (co-creator, The Big Bang Theory); Donick Cary (New Girl; Bored to Death; former head-writer, Late Show with David Letterman); Stephen Scaia (Human Target; Jericho; adapting Y: The Last Man for feature film). Recorded February 10, 2013.
  • Live from the Jonathan Coulton Cruise!

    Mar 04, 2013 | 56 min
    Live from the Jonathan Coulton Cruise! Bill Corbett (Rifftrax; Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts author John Scalzi (Old Man’s War), singer/songwriter John Roderick (The Long Winters), Josh Cagan (Geek and Sundry's Learning Town), web-comic wrier/artist Randall Munroe (XKCD), writer/comedian Joseph Scrimshaw (Comedy of Doom), singer/songwriter Molly Lewis, and guitarist/songwriter Adam Bernstein. Recorded aboard the “Freedom of the Seas” Royal Caribbean ship for JoCo Cruise Crazy 3 on February 15, 2013. Bill would like to thank Sara Scrimshaw who volunteered to record this panel, and I (Ben) would like to thank Bill for offering it for podcast!
  • Leslye Headland

    Feb 26, 2013 | 84 min
    An in-depth chat with writer/director Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) about movies, plays, working on FX's Terriers, David Mamet, and her new pilot, Assistance.
  • Live from San Francisco!

    Feb 18, 2013 | 108 min
    Live from San Francisco! Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; Telegraph Avenue); Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil; Sunnyside); Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon; co-founder of Image Comics); Joshua Davis (The Underdog).
  • Nerdist Comics Panel backdoor pilot

    Feb 12, 2013 | 64 min
    Nerdist Comics Panel backdoor pilot. The spin-off podcast is coming soon. For now, enjoy this chat with its hosts Ben Blacker, Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and hundreds of other favorite characters), Adam Beechen (Batman Beyond, Hench; animation including Teen Titans, Voltron Force, and lots more), and Heath Corson (web-series Aim High; upcoming, top-secret WB animated films).
  • Robert Kirkman

    Feb 05, 2013 | 83 min
    An in-depth chat with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (Invincible; Super Dinosaur; Thief of Thieves) about the formation of his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, his process for breaking story, choices he's made for his characters, zombies vs. walkers, and lots more.
  • American Horror Story: Asylum in review!

    Jan 29, 2013 | 53 min
    American Horror Story: Asylum in review! Executive producer Tim Minear and co-exec producers Jennifer Salt, and Jessica Sharzer on the incredible second season of the FX horror-drama-comedy-musical (“The Name Game?”), what went right and wrong, a look inside the writers' room, and what's next. Recorded January 24, 2013.
  • Marlon Wayans

    Jan 22, 2013 | 50 min
    Marlon Wayans. Recorded January 16th, 2013

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