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362 - The One with Mindy Kaling

By John August and Craig Mazin

John sits down with writer/actor Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project, Champions) to talk about her origin story, her big break as Ben Affleck, what it’s like to simultaneously showrun and star in a sitcom, and the nature of half-hour comedies. We also answer a listener question about point of view and its relationship with genre and medium. Links: Thanks to Mindy Kaling for joining us! Champions is available to watch on You can watch a recording of her play, Matt and Ben, written and performed by Mindy and Brenda Withers. It premiered at the Fringe Festival in New York. Keep an eye out for Four Weddings and a Funeral. The End of the Fucking World and Godless on Netflix The Visitors by Ragnar Kjartansson at The Broad The USB drives! Mindy Kaling on Twitter John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John on Instagram Find past episodes Scriptnotes Digital Seasons are also now available! Outro by Timothy Vajda (send us yours!) Email us at You can download the episode here.

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