Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss

Recent Episodes

Take 91 - Dan Rutstein, former journalist and diplomat and podcast co-host

Jan. 26, 2023

We turn the microphone round and have host Dan Rutstein as guest. Friend of the podcast Paul Bae asks the questions with Noah as Dan talks through unsuccessfully applying for 100 jobs, getting laid off during the pandemic an…

Take 90 - Showrunner Eric Guggenheim, Miracle and Magnum P.I.

Jan. 19, 2023

We talk to the fascinating Eric Guggenheim. We talk early career success, serious imposter syndrome and working with his brothers (one of whom has already been on the podcast). He tells us about his good years, his fallow ye…

Take 89 - Writer and showrunner Simran Baidwan, Manifest, Clean Slate

Jan. 12, 2023

We talk to the extraordinary Simran Baidwan. She tells us about her best and worst rooms, the transition from criminal prosecutor to Hollywood and the importance of grace in leadership. We cover inclusion, telling a good sto…

Take 88 - Showrunner Jeffrey Lieber, Lost, Charmed

Jan. 5, 2023

We talk to the amazing Jeffrey Lieber - for the second time. We take a deep dive into the world of failure, rejection and adversity in Hollywood. We talk ill-fitting jobs, managing and leading teams and shit sandwiches. Jeff…

Take 87 - Podcaster, writer Paul Bae, Black Tapes, Big Loop

Dec. 15, 2022

We talk to the fascinating Paul Bae. The teacher/comedian/podcaster/screenwriter/actor talks us through his journey. We talk failing in screenwriting and acting leading to millions of downloads for his scripted podcasts, get…

Take 86 - Showrunner Ildy Modrovich, CSI Miami, Californication, Lucifer

Dec. 8, 2022

We talk to the extraordinary Ildy Modrovich. She talks about arranged marriages, the importance of two showrunners and the pilot that was guaranteed - until it wasn't. She talks about losing her confidence, making sure other…