Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss

Recent Episodes

Take 85 - Writer, Showrunner Chris Sheridan, Family Guy, Resident Alien

Dec. 1, 2022

We speak to the amazing and hilarious Chris Sheridan. He reads out some of his rejection letters, tells us about making calls from payphones on street corners and why he really didn't want to work on Family Guy. But then he …

Take 84 - Writer and Actor Brittani Nichols, Abbott Elementary

Nov. 17, 2022

We have comedian, actress and writer Brittani Nichols on the show. A fascinating discussion about diversity, inclusive comedy and working on a rocketship of a show like Abbot Elementary. We talk happy and unhappy rooms, frie…

Take 83 - Writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, A Quiet Place

Nov. 10, 2022

We talk to the dynamic duo of Scott Beck and Bryan Woods about gimmicks in scripts, a yes after multiple nos and what happened to their directing dreams. They talk with incredible candor about their Quiet Place journey, what…

Take 82 - Daria Polatin, novelist and showrunner Devil in Ohio

Nov. 3, 2022

We talk to novelist and showrunner Dari Polatin. She talks about getting her book written at 4am and during lunchbreaks, the rarity of being allowed to adapt a novel and the struggles of a junior female writer in a room ful…

Take 81 - Writer, Showrunner Andy Siara, Palm Springs, The Resort

Oct. 27, 2022

We talk to the amazing Andy Siara. He tells us the story behind the time loop in Palm Springs, his fear of never working again and gives the most extraordinary piece of advice about hope. He talks the difficult of showrunnin…

Take 80 - Producer, Development Executive Alex Hedlund, Great Wall

Oct. 20, 2022

We talk to development executive Alex Hedlund. We talk at length about Matt Damon movie The Great Wall, why it failed, how he was involved and when he realised it was going wrong. He tells us what he learned from working on …