Thursday, March 29, 2012

Podcast Rollcall: Nerdist Writers Panel

Genre: Interview/Panel Discussion

What It's About: Writers talking writing, as the theme song says.  In each edition, a group of two or more writers (mostly TV writers) sits with moderator Ben Blacker to talk about the process of writing from both a creative and a business perspective.

Why You Should Care: For people interested in the process of writing for TV, this series offers a great overview.  But for people who simply enjoy watching TV, these are informative and funny discussions about how some of your favorite shows came to be - what inspired the original concept, how it changed during development, and how the showrunners navigate the daily process of keeping a show going... and going well.  Most editions of this podcast are recorded in front of an audience, which keeps things lively and entertaining.

Frequency: Weekly

Average Length: An hour and a half

As always, if you become a regular listener to a podcast that solicits donations, try to find a way to make the occasional contribution.

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