Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss

Recent Episodes

Take 48 - Showrunner David Shore, House, The Good Doctor

Oct. 28, 2021

We talk to the legendary showrunner David Shore. He talks us through his journey giving up working as a lawyer in Canada and moving to Hollywood with very limited contacts - and very limited writing skills. He explains how h…

Take 47 - Derek Simonds, The Sinner

Oct. 21, 2021

We talk to Derek Simonds about his experience taking up the reins of The Sinner. He talks openly about the overwhelming experience of taking on the multi-disciplinary showrunner role, the pressure it created and the toll it …

Take 46 - Writer Ariel Dumas, Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Oct. 14, 2021

We talk to the amazing Ariel Dumas, head writer at the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She talks about her journey through failed actress, nearly going to clown school and eventually ending up in late show writing because pe…

Take 45 - Writer and Showrunner Sam Ernst, Haven, Carnival Row, Daredevil

Oct. 7, 2021

We talk to the remarkable Sam Ernst. He tells his story of instant success in the restaurant business followed by early failure in the entertainment industry and what he learned along the way. Sam explains his relationship w…

Take 44 - Showrunner LaToya Morgan, Duster, The Walking Dead, Shameless

Sept. 30, 2021

We talk to showrunner LaToya Morgan. She tells us about her vision board, her ambition and her rise to the top of the entertainment business. She explains the pressure of working on her big new show Duster with J.J. Abrams, …

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 …