Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss

Recent Episodes

Take 43 - Novelist Chuck Wendig, Wanderers, The Book of Accidents, Star Wars Aftermath

Sept. 23, 2021

We talk to the fascinating writer Chuck Wendig. He tells us about Star Wars fans liking him in real life, but not online, and getting dropped by Marvel over political tweets. We discuss the politics of cancel culture around …

Take 42 - Writers and showrunners Liz Craft and Sarah Fain, Women's Murder Club, Lie to Me, Fantasy Island

Sept. 16, 2021

We talk to writing duo Liz Craft and Sarah Fain. They talk about the dynamics of a writing duo, when and how they have disagreements and how they deal with both rejection and success. The practicalities of splitting pay chec…

Take 41 - Showrunner Hart Hanson, Bones, The Finder

Sept. 9, 2021

We speak to the fantastic Hart Hanson. He talks about being courteous but cranky, his unwanted reputation for being nice and why he would never bully his team. He explains the bizarre genesis of Bones, the balance between ar…

Take 40 - Journalist Mo Ryan, Vanity Fair

Sept. 2, 2021

We talk to veteran journalist Mo Ryan. We explore the complex world of Hollywood, reporting on abuse and toxicity in the industry and the personal toll it has taken on her. She tells how she approaches these type of stories,…

Take 39 - Producer Andy Horwitz, Suicide Squad, Triple Frontier

Aug. 26, 2021

We talk to film producer Andy Horwitz. He talks about about how to let writers go from projects, trying to treat people fairly but also the principle of 'protect the movie at all costs'. Adam explains the process of movie ma…

Take 38 - Writer and showrunner Joseph Mallozzi, Stargate SG-1, Dark Matter

Aug. 19, 2021

Having written or produced more than 120 hours of television, Joseph Mallozzi has had a stellar career. We talk to him about the relative comfort of working on one show for more than ten years, his impatience when he isn't o…