The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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