Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss

Recent Episodes

Take 99 - Former soldier, TV host Chef Andre Rush, Kitchen Commando

March 23, 2023

We talk to the extraordinary Chef Andre Rush in a slightly different episode of the podcast. The former solider and White House Chef talks about his transition into television, the 'sharks' he found there and why he chose to…

Take 98 - Writer, Producer and Showrunner Brannon Braga, Star Trek: The Next Generation, 24, The Orville

March 16, 2023

We talk to the excellent Brannon Braga. He talks about the pressure of working on the Star Trek franchise, understanding when he was, and wasn't, 'in peril', and we walk through his failures. Brannon tells us about which sho…

Take 97 - Writer and entrepreneur Steve Vitolo, Black-Ish, co-founder Scriptation

March 9, 2023

We talk to Steve Vitolo, aspiring writer and now a tech leader. He tells us his story of writing in rooms, getting his show cancelled and developing his app on the side. He talks not taking advantage of his new found access,…

Take 96 - Writer and Showrunner Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Veronica Mars, iZombie

March 2, 2023

We talk to the amazing Diane Ruggiero-Wright. She talks passionately about early success, a big cancellation and nearly returning to waitressing. She tells us why she regrets not completing her education, the huge fall-out s…

Take 95 - Writer, Showrunner Diane Ademu-John, Crossing Jordan, Medium, Dune: The Sisterhood

Feb. 23, 2023

We talk to the amazing Diane Ademu-John. She talks about her first writing room, being afraid to speak and then getting fired from Crossing Jordan. She talks about leadership, co-showrunning and learning and growing even fro…

Take 94 - Showrunner Luke Tunnecliffe, Making their Mark, Fearless

Feb. 16, 2023

We talk to Australian showrunner Luke Tunnecliffe. He tells us about trying to run a sports documentary during a global pandemic, bringing an LA production to Australia only to get locked down and moving from sports document…