The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

Comic book writer/creator of Fatale, Criminal, Captain America, and more. Topics discussed include the “rules of comic book writing,” the state of Marvel and DC and its creators, film adaptations of comics, and Ed's TV pitches. Recorded June 22, 2012.

Direct download: NWP57_Ed_Brubaker.mp3
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Creators/writers/stars of Comedy Central's Key and Peele: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, showrunner Ian Roberts, Rebecca Drysdale, Colton Dunn, Charlie Sanders, Rich Talarico, and Alex Rubens. A really fun chat with some really funny people. The new season of Key and Peele starts Sept 26th, right after South Park! Recorded August 19, 2012.

Direct download: NWP56_Key_and_Peele.mp3
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An in-depth chat Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder, co-creators of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. We talk about that watershed show for Comedy Central, as well as the Snyder-produced Home Movies, “Squiggle-vision,” Katz's stand-up and the WB sitcom he created starring Bob Saget, and Katz and Snyder's latest collaboration, Explosion Bus, which can be seen at (the new season of which begins Sept 18).

Enormous thanks to Tom Wickersham, of Katz's team, who tracked me down while I was in Boston and arranged this interview before anyone could decline.

Direct download: NWP55_Katz_1.mp3
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Breaking Bad season five in review! Showrunner/creator Vince Gilligan and writers Peter Gould, Sam Catlin, George Mastras, Gennifer Hutchison, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett and Gordon Smith talk about their take on the AMC series' fifth season. Spoilers contained herein!

Recorded September 5, 2012.

Direct download: NWP54_Breaking_Bad.mp3
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