Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss

Recent Episodes

Take 76 - TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson, showrunners Bel-Air

Sept. 22, 2022

In our first episode in the second half of the season, we talk to dynamic duo Rasheed and TJ about their journey to the top. How to decide the credits, how to share victories/commiserate losses and instances of when outside …

Take 74 - Studio President Toby Gorman, Universal Television Alternative Studio

July 7, 2022

We talk to Toby Gorman, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio. He tells us about his dream of being an airline pilot, falling into this career by accident and becoming a showrunner in his 20s. Toby tells us ab…

Take 73 - Showrunner Josh Silberman, Deadliest Catch, Fear Factor

June 30, 2022

We talk to Emmy-nominated showrunner Josh Silberman. We talk eating rats, nearly freezing to death and creating compelling TV. He tells us about his journey to the top, stolen show ideas and how to treat junior staff. Josh a…

Take 72 - Writer and Showrunner Meredith Scardino, Mr Mayor, Girls5eva

June 23, 2022

We talk to the effervescent Meredith Scardino. She tells us about the transition from late night to episodic, handling rejection of both instant and slow ideas and how her upbringing prepared her for a life of pitching ideas…

Take 71 - Showrunner and Creator Anthony Q. Farrell, The Office, Secret Life of Boys

June 16, 2022

We speak to the showrunner and creator Anthony Q Farrell. He talks about working in an office, then The Office, and then back to Macy's. We talk about the uncertainty of starting out and knowing when it is safe to give up th…