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The Writers Panel

By Forever Dog

The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 400 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), and Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) to talk about the art and business of creating great television. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

  1. 1.
    Justin Simien (Bad Hair, Dear White People)10/20/2020
    1:07:47
  2. 2.
    Introducing: Dirt Cheap10/15/2020
    9:16
  3. 3.
    Host (Rob Savage, Gemma Hurley, & Jed Shepherd)10/13/2020
    59:58
  4. 4.
    Mary Laws (Monsterland), Brannon Braga (Books of Blood), & Matt Morgan (Helstrom)10/06/2020
    1:02:56
  5. 5.
    Neasa Hardiman, Matt Negrete, & Aaron B. Koontz09/29/2020
    58:09
  6. 6.
    Writers Panel Throwback: Damon Lindelof (2012)09/23/2020
    1:03:28
  7. 7.
    Aline Brosh McKenna at DePaul University09/10/2020
    59:25
  8. 8.
    Denitria Harris-Lawrence, Rachel Shukert, & Kathleen Jordan09/01/2020
    1:36:08
  1. 9.
    Infinity Train (Owen Dennis, Madeline Queripel, Alex Horab, Lindsay Katai, Justin Michael)08/27/2020
    1:13:19
  2. 10.
    Ashley Nicole Black, Kirk Moore, Yassir Lester08/25/2020
    1:10:42
  3. 11.
    Kevin Biegel at DePaul University08/04/2020
    49:47
  4. 12.
    Steven Canals at DePaul University07/07/2020
    1:12:12
  5. 13.
    Writers Panel Throwback: TV Under Trump06/23/2020
    1:08:56
  6. 14.
    Gloria Calderón Kellett at DePaul University06/16/2020
    1:01:37
  7. 15.
    Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy (Blow The Man Down)06/03/2020
    1:05:45
  8. 16.
    Nathaniel Halpern (creator, Tales from the Loop) and co-host J. Holtham (Supergirl)05/26/2020
    51:05
  9. 17.
    Alena Smith (Dickinson) and Tony McNamara (The Great)05/12/2020
    1:01:45
  10. 18.
    Writers Panel Throwback: Survivor's Jeff Probst05/05/2020
    1:29:35
  11. 19.
    Dana Fox (co-creator, Home Before Dark); Jeffrey Howard (The Haunting of Hill House; Midnight Mass); Jessica Amento (upcoming: creator, Obsessed)04/28/2020
    1:07:26
  12. 20.
    Liz Benjamin (What/If; Man in the High Castle; 13 Reasons Why); Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty; upcoming: She Hulk); Micah Schraft (Mrs. America; Jane the Virgin; Jessica Jones)04/21/2020
    58:01
  13. 21.
    Dahvi Waller (creator, Mrs. America); Julia Yorks (Puss in Boots; Skylander Academy)04/07/2020
    41:14
  14. 22.
    David Hemingson (creator, Whiskey Cavalier, Kitchen Confidential); Carla Kettner (The Blacklist; Bones); Jenna Lamia (Good Girls; Awkward)03/31/2020
    49:35
  15. 23.
    Michael Grassi (creator, Katy Keene); Michael Waldron (upcoming: Loki; Rick and Morty); Nico Raineau & Lauren Schacher (director/co-writers, Hooking Up)03/24/2020
    49:19
  16. 24.
    Little Fires Everywhere03/17/2020
    57:52
  17. 25.
    Writers Panel Throwback: Dan Levy (creator, Schitt's Creek) from April 201603/10/2020
    50:50
  18. 26.
    Pamela Ribon (Moana; Ralph Breaks the Internet); Mark Fergus (creator, The Expanse; Children of Men; Iron Man); JD Dillard (Sweetheart; Sleight)03/03/2020
    1:01:59
  19. 27.
    Writers Panel Throwback: Breaking Bad Season 5 In Review02/25/2020
    1:11:36
  20. 28.
    Mark Frost (co-creator, Twin Peaks); Steven Canals (co-creator, Pose); Harley Peyton (Project Blue Book; Channel Zero; upcoming: Child's Play)02/18/2020
    1:12:00
  21. 29.
    Ilana Peña (creator, Diary of a Future President); Joshua Safran (creator, Soundtrack); Maggie Levin (My Valentine)02/11/2020
    50:40
  22. 30.
    "Cut and Run": Behind the Audible series by Ben Blacker & Ben Acker02/04/2020
    1:00:38
  23. 31.
    Bo Yeon Kim, Erika Lippoldt, Zahir McGhee, Taylor Cox01/28/2020
    47:49
  24. 32.
    Writers Panel Throwback: Mike Schur, Carlton Cuse, and J.J. Philbin01/21/2020
    1:40:26
  25. 33.
    Paul Tremblay01/14/2020
    59:38
  26. 34.
    Jennifer Kaytin Robinson12/17/2019
    54:06
  27. 35.
    Alexandra Kleeman12/10/2019
    58:33
  28. 36.
    Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson, Lauren Lefranc, Sara Saedi11/19/2019
    1:02:45
  29. 37.
    Mark Verheiden, Dayna Lynne North, Tamara Becher, Kai Yu Wu11/05/2019
    1:18:18
  30. 38.
    Megan Martin, Diane Ademu-John, Ian Deitchman10/22/2019
    1:04:22
  31. 39.
    Deric Hughes, Jose Molina, Gennifer Hutchison, Kieron Gillen, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Sarah Kuhn, Chris Dingess, Adam Rogers10/08/2019
    50:28
  32. 40.
    Greg Nicotero, Rob Schrab, Byron Willinger, Philip De Blasi, Brian Witten09/24/2019
    1:02:19
  33. 41.
    Sunil Nayar, Erin Maher, Kay Reindl, Shoshana Sachi09/10/2019
    1:01:26
  34. 42.
    Robb Chavis, Liz Alper, Zoe Marshall, Dante Harper08/29/2019
    1:09:37
  35. 43.
    David Goodman, Marjorie David, Michele Mulroney08/27/2019
    53:58
  36. 44.
    Nichelle Tramble-Spellman, Lindsey Rosin, David Radcliff08/13/2019
    56:39
  37. 45.
    Alexander Woo, Keto Shimizu, Katherine Beattie07/30/2019
    58:29
  38. 46.
    Malcolm Spellman, Matt McConkey, Marshall Knight & Rob LaMorgese07/16/2019
    1:05:29
  39. 47.
    Erica Shelton Kodish, Marc Muszynski, & Emmy Diaz07/02/2019
    58:49
  40. 48.
    Carlos Foglia & Marquita Robinson06/18/2019
    55:11
  41. 49.
    Brigitte Hales, J. Holtham, & John Hyams + Stephen Scaia Bonus Interview06/11/2019
    1:27:56
  42. 50.
    Aida Croal, Marja-Lewis Ryan, & Annabel Oakes + Dailyn Rodriguez Bonus Interview06/04/2019
    1:15:31
  43. 51.
    Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson, & Elisabeth Finch05/21/2019
    52:49
  44. 52.
    The Twilight Zone (Alex Rubens, Glen Morgan, & Heather Anne Campbell)05/14/2019
    45:53
  45. 53.
    From Pitch to Punchline (ATX Festival 2018)05/07/2019
    58:04
  46. 54.
    Lauren Bachelis, Kevin Avery, & Christine Chambers04/30/2019
    1:05:24
  47. 55.
    Jennifer Kaytin Robinson + Leonard Dick, Raelle Tucker, Michael Kramer, & Lilli Birdsell04/16/2019
    1:30:21
  48. 56.
    Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Establishing a Career (ATX Festival 2018)04/09/2019
    1:02:41
  49. 57.
    Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, WGFestival 2019)04/02/2019
    1:15:58
  50. 58.
    Kassia Miller, Emilia Serrano, & Shukree Tilghman03/19/2019
    58:40
  51. 59.
    Mallory O'Meara (The Lady from the Black Lagoon)03/05/2019
    1:05:32
  52. 60.
    Jessica Grasl, Melissa Scrivner Love, & Stephanie Mickus02/19/2019
    1:02:31
  53. 61.
    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror02/05/2019
    48:36
  54. 62.
    Jon Spaihts01/22/2019
    52:31
  55. 63.
    Alfred Molina, Constance Zimmer, & Oliver Vaquer (The Angel of Vine)01/15/2019
    46:47
  56. 64.
    Marc Bernardin, Niceole Levy, & Morgan Faust01/08/2019
    1:03:55
  57. 65.
    THE BEST OF FOREVER DOG 201812/25/2018
    2:54:59
  58. 66.
    Kara Lee Burk, Franklin Hardy, & Denise Harkavy12/18/2018
    1:09:26
  59. 67.
    Jihan Crowther, Ray Utarnachitt, & Jack Kenny12/11/2018
    51:18
  60. 68.
    Hex Wives #2 (Comic Book Commentary)11/28/2018
    48:33
  61. 69.
    Hex Wives #1 (Comic Book Commentary)11/26/2018
    1:09:52
  62. 70.
    “State of the Scare” (Austin Film Festival 2018)11/20/2018
    1:13:08
  63. 71.
    Alexandra Cunningham, Ben Cory Jones, & Beth Schacter11/13/2018
    1:08:33
  64. 72.
    Steve Conrad (Creator of PATRIOT)11/06/2018
    1:05:34
  65. 73.
    Witchcraft in History, Practice, & Pop Culture w/ Jenny Calabro10/30/2018
    51:07
  66. 74.
    Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson (NYCC 2018) + Bonus Interview with Beth Broderick10/23/2018
    1:17:40
  67. 75.
    DC Vertigo Panel (New York Comic Con 2018)10/16/2018
    55:24
  68. 76.
    Pop Culture Witches (New York Comic Con 2018)10/09/2018
    58:30
  69. 77.
    Ben Macintyre + Bonus Interview with Madeline Miller10/02/2018
    1:18:19
  70. 78.
    Grainne Godfree, Sierra Ornelas, & Monica Beletsky + Bonus Interview w/ Andrew Miller09/25/2018
    1:27:12
  71. 79.
    BONUS! DC/Vertigo and The Sandman Universe09/21/2018
    13:04
  72. 80.
    Pop Culture Witches (SDCC 2018)09/18/2018
    52:17
  73. 81.
    Meredith Averill, Chris Collins, & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro + Bonus Interview w/ Julie Plec09/11/2018
    1:16:42
  74. 82.
    400th Episode! Live at Dynasty Typewriter09/04/2018
    1:46:49
  75. 83.
    Alison Bennett, Steven Lilien, & Bryan Wynbrandt + Bonus Interview w/ Winnie Holzman08/28/2018
    1:24:12
  76. 84.
    “Bottle Episodes” (ATX TV Festival 2018) + Bonus Interview w/ Maggie Friedman08/21/2018
    1:07:59
  77. 85.
    BONUS! The TV Campfire Podcast & ATX TV Fest Co-Founders Caitlin McFarland & Emily Gipson08/16/2018
    33:49
  78. 86.
    Jacque Edmonds Cofer, Akela Cooper, & Caroline Kepnes + Bonus Interview w/ Amanda Damron08/14/2018
    1:27:02
  79. 87.
    BONUS! DC Vertigo Relaunch (SDCC 2018)08/09/2018
    46:04
  80. 88.
    Raamla Mohamed, James LaRosa, & Holly Henderson + Bonus Interview w/ Claudia Black08/07/2018
    1:33:30
  81. 89.
    "The Spy Who Dumped Me" Creators + Bonus Interview w/ Amber Benson07/31/2018
    1:31:23
  82. 90.
    Nash Bridges Writers Room Reunion (ATX Television Festival 2018)07/24/2018
    1:03:51
  83. 91.
    Robert and Michelle King (ATX Television Festival 2018)07/17/2018
    1:03:11
  84. 92.
    Shernold Edwards, Vera Santamaria, & Christine Boylan07/10/2018
    1:17:54
  85. 93.
    Breakfast with Phil (w/ Phil Rosenthal, Danny Trejo, Niki Nakayama, Carole Iida-Nakayama) + Glen David Gold06/26/2018
    1:50:16
  86. 94.
    Kenneth Biller, Maggie Mull, and David Graziano06/19/2018
    1:24:43
  87. 95.
    American Vandal from ATX 201806/12/2018
    52:49
  88. 96.
    "Directors and Showrunners" from ATX06/05/2018
    1:00:36
  89. 97.
    "A Showrunner Defined" from ATX05/29/2018
    59:59
  90. 98.
    “Power(ful) TV” from ATX05/22/2018
    1:02:35
  91. 99.
    “The Revival of the Socially Conscious Sitcom” from ATX05/15/2018
    1:06:25
  92. 100.
    "Teens on TV" LA Festival of Books05/08/2018
    1:02:28
  93. 101.
    Colony + Aline Brosh McKenna, Sam Bain, & Tanya Saracho @ LA Festival of Books05/01/2018
    1:48:33
  94. 102.
    "Presidents of TV" from ATX04/24/2018
    1:00:26
  95. 103.
    “Too Close To Home” from ATX04/17/2018
    1:02:40
  96. 104.
    Nell Scovell with Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels04/10/2018
    1:15:51
  97. 105.
    Chappaquiddick04/03/2018
    54:56
  98. 106.
    Adam Rifkin03/27/2018
    46:42
  99. 107.
    The Terror03/20/2018
    42:36
  100. 108.
    Gerry Duggan + “Family Drama” from ATX03/13/2018
    1:16:11
  101. 109.
    Kayla Alpert, Leila Cohan-Miccio, and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran03/06/2018
    1:13:25
  102. 110.
    “Network's Identity” from ATX02/27/2018
    1:00:20
  103. 111.
    Kenny Smith, Rebecca Perry Cutter, and Andrew Reich02/20/2018
    1:00:53
  104. 112.
    Scott Neustadter & Michael Weber02/13/2018
    51:55
  105. 113.
    “TV Under Trump” from ATX02/06/2018
    1:08:02
  106. 114.
    Liz Hara Part 201/30/2018
    37:00
  107. 115.
    Holly Sorensen, Nick Antosca, and Stacy Rukeyser01/23/2018
    1:09:36
  108. 116.
    Better Call Saul Season 3 in Review01/16/2018
    1:16:46
  109. 117.
    General Hospital01/09/2018
    1:08:26
  110. 118.
    John Shiban, CeCe Pleasants, and Liz Hannah12/19/2017
    1:26:28
  111. 119.
    The Exorcist12/12/2017
    1:05:30
  112. 120.
    Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage12/05/2017
    1:00:23
  113. 121.
    Patrick Brammall and Trent O’Donnell, Cynthia Mort, Sanjay Shah11/28/2017
    52:29
  114. 122.
    Frankie Shaw & Sarah-Violet Bliss11/21/2017
    58:24
  115. 123.
    Future Man11/14/2017
    37:07
  116. 124.
    Stephen Chbosky11/07/2017
    56:14
  117. 125.
    Stan Against Evil10/31/2017
    52:14
  118. 126.
    Glenn Gordon Caron, Hillary Benefiel, and Rob Wright10/17/2017
    1:22:08
  119. 127.
    Sera Gamble, Sallie Patrick, and Lindsey Shockley10/10/2017
    56:45
  120. 128.
    Billy Ray, Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, and Alison Schapker10/03/2017
    1:09:07
  121. 129.
    Mark Feuerstein, Dana Klein, and Davita Scarlett09/26/2017
    1:06:08
  122. 130.
    “Watercooler Meets Murderboard” from ATX09/19/2017
    56:37
  123. 131.
    “Prepackaged” from ATX09/12/2017
    59:00
  124. 132.
    Tim McKeon/Stacey Sher09/05/2017
    2:02:22
  125. 133.
    “Life After TV High School” from ATX.08/29/2017
    59:19
  126. 134.
    Alias writers reunion from ATX08/22/2017
    59:40
  127. 135.
    “Friendships on TV” panel from ATX08/15/2017
    1:03:14
  128. 136.
    “First gigs” from ATX08/08/2017
    1:02:50
  129. 137.
    Greg Garcia and James Roland08/01/2017
    1:13:03
  130. 138.
    Samantha McIntyre, Jennifer Muro and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong07/25/2017
    1:10:13
  131. 139.
    Northern Exposure07/18/2017
    43:43
  132. 140.
    “I'll Have What Phil's Having... for Breakfast!”07/11/2017
    1:48:32
  133. 141.
    Fargo & The Leftovers07/04/2017
    1:57:47
  134. 142.
    The Americans06/27/2017
    44:29
  135. 143.
    Misha Green, Jake Fogelnest, and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel06/20/2017
    1:10:38
  136. 144.
    Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz, Lindsey Allen and Heather V. Regnier06/13/2017
    59:57
  137. 145.
    Full Frontal06/06/2017
    48:40
  138. 146.
    Liz Hara Part 105/30/2017
    41:51
  139. 147.
    Powerful TV and The Shield Writers' Reunion05/23/2017
    1:55:59
  140. 148.
    Downward Dog05/16/2017
    1:35:46
  141. 149.
    Mary Kills People05/09/2017
    46:20
  142. 150.
    The OC Writers Room reunion from ATX05/04/2017
    1:24:57
  143. 151.
    Gerry Duggan/Philipp Meyer05/02/2017
    1:43:24
  144. 152.
    The Handmaid's Tale04/25/2017
    1:06:16
  145. 153.
    David Caspe, Amanda Lasher and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson04/18/2017
    1:09:03
  146. 154.
    Hilary Winston, Henry Alonso Myers and Lon Zimmet04/11/2017
    1:05:10
  147. 155.
    Negotiations special04/10/2017
    1:03:09
  148. 156.
    Krista Vernoff, Stefanie Leder, Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux04/04/2017
    1:10:30
  149. 157.
    Amy Aniobi, Charles Murray and Ben Wexler03/28/2017
    1:06:19
  150. 158.
    Paul Scheuring03/23/2017
    36:32
  151. 159.
    Gina Fattore, Courtney Lilly & Kathleen Robertson03/21/2017
    1:12:30
  152. 160.
    Simon Rich, Dave Holstein, Richard Keith & Erin Cardillo03/14/2017
    1:11:46
  153. 161.
    Barbara Hall03/07/2017
    1:03:32
  154. 162.
    Fantasy TV from ATX03/02/2017
    2:41:05
  155. 163.
    Christine Lennon/Bob Daily02/28/2017
    1:09:48
  156. 164.
    Betsy Beers02/23/2017
    1:02:57
  157. 165.
    Jon Bokenkamp02/21/2017
    43:10
  158. 166.
    Crisis of Faith panel from ATX02/16/2017
    1:47:53
  159. 167.
    Shawn Ryan & Eric Kripke02/09/2017
    1:04:43
  160. 168.
    Humans02/07/2017
    1:08:41
  161. 169.
    Incorporated's Ted Humphrey and David Pastor02/04/2017
    56:18
  162. 170.
    Will Beall, Dan Newmark and Ben Newmark01/31/2017
    1:01:30
  163. 171.
    Escapist Comedy from ATX01/24/2017
    1:02:11
  164. 172.
    Can We Get Back to Politics? from ATX01/21/2017
    1:00:07
  165. 173.
    Throwing Shade01/17/2017
    45:14
  166. 174.
    Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton01/10/2017
    1:22:01
  167. 175.
    Roundtable with Peter Tolan, Brannon Braga, Y. Shireen Razack and Adam Nussdorf01/03/2017
    1:06:08
  168. 176.
    Year in Review12/20/2016
    1:17:18
  169. 177.
    Patrick Ness12/13/2016
    36:02
  170. 178.
    Matt Ross12/06/2016
    50:09
  171. 179.
    Eric Heisserer11/29/2016
    1:04:32
  172. 180.
    Writers Assistants11/22/2016
    1:04:55
  173. 181.
    300th episode11/15/2016
    1:51:03
  174. 182.
    Martin Gero11/08/2016
    45:51
  175. 183.
    John Green11/01/2016
    1:37:09
  176. 184.
    CBS Women Showrunners Panel10/25/2016
    1:30:45
  177. 185.
    Harry Elfont & Deborah Kaplan10/18/2016
    1:14:55
  178. 186.
    THOSE WHO CAN'T10/11/2016
    51:16
  179. 187.
    Romance and YA TV10/04/2016
    1:58:29
  180. 188.
    Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers Live from SDCC 201610/01/2016
    1:02:28
  181. 189.
    Westerns09/27/2016
    47:14
  182. 190.
    First Timers and One Season Wonders09/20/2016
    1:57:13
  183. 191.
    High Maintenance09/13/2016
    1:07:56
  184. 192.
    Breaking Story09/06/2016
    1:02:36
  185. 193.
    Sam Esmail08/30/2016
    58:33
  186. 194.
    Development Executives08/23/2016
    1:05:44
  187. 195.
    Jeff Baena08/20/2016
    51:03
  188. 196.
    Jessica Sharzer08/16/2016
    54:57
  189. 197.
    Pulp Page to TV Panel08/09/2016
    58:35
  190. 198.
    David Simon and Tom Fontana08/02/2016
    55:14
  191. 199.
    Alan Ball07/26/2016
    1:11:51
  192. 200.
    Norman Lear07/19/2016
    1:48:51

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