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The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

By Forever Dog Podcast Network, ATX Television Festival

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. The Writers Panel is a co-production of the Forever Dog Podcast Network and ATX Television Festival. New Episodes Every Tuesday.

  1. 1.
    Alexandra Cunningham, Ben Cory Jones, & Beth Schacter11/13/2018
    1:08:33
  2. 2.
    Steve Conrad (Creator of PATRIOT)11/06/2018
    1:05:34
  3. 3.
    Witchcraft in History, Practice, & Pop Culture w/ Jenny Calabro10/30/2018
    51:07
  4. 4.
    Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson (NYCC 2018) + Bonus Interview with Beth Broderick10/23/2018
    1:17:40
  5. 5.
    DC Vertigo Panel (New York Comic Con 2018)10/16/2018
    55:23
  6. 6.
    Pop Culture Witches (New York Comic Con 2018)10/09/2018
    58:30
  7. 7.
    Ben Macintyre + Bonus Interview with Madeline Miller10/02/2018
    1:18:19
  8. 8.
    Grainne Godfree, Sierra Ornelas, & Monica Beletsky + Bonus Interview w/ Andrew Miller09/25/2018
    1:27:12
  1. 9.
    BONUS! DC/Vertigo and The Sandman Universe09/21/2018
    13:04
  2. 10.
    Pop Culture Witches (SDCC 2018)09/18/2018
    52:17
  3. 11.
    Meredith Averill, Chris Collins, & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro + Bonus Interview w/ Julie Plec09/11/2018
    1:16:42
  4. 12.
    400th Episode! Live at Dynasty Typewriter09/04/2018
    1:46:49
  5. 13.
    Alison Bennett, Steven Lilien, & Bryan Wynbrandt + Bonus Interview w/ Winnie Holzman08/28/2018
    1:24:12
  6. 14.
    “Bottle Episodes” (ATX TV Festival 2018) + Bonus Interview w/ Maggie Friedman08/21/2018
    1:07:59
  7. 15.
    BONUS! The TV Campfire Podcast & ATX TV Fest Co-Founders Caitlin McFarland & Emily Gipson 08/16/2018
    33:49
  8. 16.
    Jacque Edmonds Cofer, Akela Cooper, & Caroline Kepnes + Bonus Interview w/ Amanda Damron08/14/2018
    1:27:02
  9. 17.
    BONUS! DC Vertigo Relaunch (SDCC 2018) 08/09/2018
    46:04
  10. 18.
    Raamla Mohamed, James LaRosa, & Holly Henderson + Bonus Interview w/ Claudia Black08/07/2018
    1:33:30
  11. 19.
    "The Spy Who Dumped Me" Creators + Bonus Interview w/ Amber Benson07/31/2018
    1:31:23
  12. 20.
    Nash Bridges Writers Room Reunion (ATX Television Festival 2018)07/24/2018
    1:03:51
  13. 21.
    Robert and Michelle King (ATX Television Festival 2018)07/17/2018
    1:03:11
  14. 22.
    Shernold Edwards, Vera Santamaria, & Christine Boylan07/10/2018
    1:17:54
  15. 23.
    Breakfast with Phil (w/ Phil Rosenthal, Danny Trejo, Niki Nakayama, Carole Iida-Nakayama) + Glen David Gold06/26/2018
    1:50:16
  16. 24.
    Kenneth Biller, Maggie Mull, and David Graziano06/19/2018
    1:24:42
  17. 25.
    American Vandal from ATX 201806/12/2018
    52:49
  18. 26.
    "Directors and Showrunners" from ATX06/05/2018
    1:00:36
  19. 27.
    "A Showrunner Defined" from ATX05/29/2018
    59:59
  20. 28.
    “Power(ful) TV” from ATX05/22/2018
    1:02:35
  21. 29.
    “The Revival of the Socially Conscious Sitcom” from ATX05/15/2018
    1:06:25
  22. 30.
    "Teens on TV" LA Festival of Books05/08/2018
    1:02:28
  23. 31.
    Colony + Aline Brosh McKenna, Sam Bain, & Tanya Saracho @ LA Festival of Books05/01/2018
    1:48:33
  24. 32.
    "Presidents of TV" from ATX04/24/2018
    1:00:26
  25. 33.
    “Too Close To Home” from ATX04/17/2018
    1:02:40
  26. 34.
    Nell Scovell with Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels04/10/2018
    1:15:51
  27. 35.
    Chappaquiddick04/03/2018
    54:56
  28. 36.
    Adam Rifkin03/27/2018
    46:42
  29. 37.
    The Terror03/20/2018
    42:36
  30. 38.
    Gerry Duggan + “Family Drama” from ATX03/13/2018
    1:16:11
  31. 39.
    Kayla Alpert, Leila Cohan-Miccio, and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran03/06/2018
    1:13:25
  32. 40.
    “Network's Identity” from ATX02/27/2018
    1:00:20
  33. 41.
    Kenny Smith, Rebecca Perry Cutter, and Andrew Reich02/20/2018
    1:00:53
  34. 42.
    Scott Neustadter & Michael Weber02/13/2018
    51:54
  35. 43.
    “TV Under Trump” from ATX02/06/2018
    1:08:02
  36. 44.
    Liz Hara Part 201/30/2018
    37:00
  37. 45.
    Holly Sorensen, Nick Antosca, and Stacy Rukeyser01/23/2018
    1:09:35
  38. 46.
    Better Call Saul season 3 in review01/16/2018
    1:16:45
  39. 47.
    General Hospital01/09/2018
    1:08:26
  40. 48.
    John Shiban, CeCe Pleasants, and Liz Hannah12/19/2017
    1:26:27
  41. 49.
    The Exorcist12/12/2017
    1:05:30
  42. 50.
    Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage12/05/2017
    1:00:23
  43. 51.
    Patrick Brammall and Trent O’Donnell, Cynthia Mort, Sanjay Shah11/28/2017
    52:29
  44. 52.
    Frankie Shaw & Sarah-Violet Bliss11/21/2017
    58:24
  45. 53.
    Future Man11/14/2017
    37:07
  46. 54.
    Stephen Chbosky11/07/2017
    56:14
  47. 55.
    Stan Against Evil10/31/2017
    52:14
  48. 56.
    Glenn Gordon Caron, Hillary Benefiel, and Rob Wright10/17/2017
    1:22:08
  49. 57.
    Sera Gamble, Sallie Patrick, and Lindsey Shockley10/10/2017
    56:44
  50. 58.
    Billy Ray, Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, and Alison Schapker10/03/2017
    1:09:07
  51. 59.
    Mark Feuerstein, Dana Klein, and Davita Scarlett09/26/2017
    1:06:07
  52. 60.
    “Watercooler Meets Murderboard” from ATX09/19/2017
    56:37
  53. 61.
    “Prepackaged” from ATX09/12/2017
    59:00
  54. 62.
    Tim McKeon/Stacey Sher09/05/2017
    2:02:22
  55. 63.
    “Life After TV High School” from ATX.08/29/2017
    59:19
  56. 64.
    Alias writers reunion from ATX08/22/2017
    59:40
  57. 65.
    “Friendships on TV” panel from ATX08/15/2017
    1:03:14
  58. 66.
    “First gigs” from ATX08/08/2017
    1:02:50
  59. 67.
    Greg Garcia and James Roland08/01/2017
    1:13:03
  60. 68.
    Samantha McIntyre, Jennifer Muro and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong07/25/2017
    1:10:13
  61. 69.
    Northern Exposure07/18/2017
    43:43
  62. 70.
    “I'll Have What Phil's Having... for Breakfast!”07/11/2017
    1:48:32
  63. 71.
    Fargo & The Leftovers07/04/2017
    1:57:46
  64. 72.
    The Americans06/27/2017
    44:29
  65. 73.
    Misha Green, Jake Fogelnest, and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel06/20/2017
    1:10:38
  66. 74.
    Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz, Lindsey Allen and Heather V. Regnier06/13/2017
    59:57
  67. 75.
    Full Frontal06/06/2017
    48:40
  68. 76.
    Liz Hara Part 105/30/2017
    41:51
  69. 77.
    Powerful TV and The Shield Writers' Reunion05/23/2017
    1:55:59
  70. 78.
    Downward Dog05/16/2017
    1:35:46
  71. 79.
    Mary Kills People05/09/2017
    46:20
  72. 80.
    The OC Writers Room reunion from ATX05/04/2017
    1:24:57
  73. 81.
    Gerry Duggan/Philipp Meyer05/02/2017
    1:43:24
  74. 82.
    The Handmaid's Tale04/25/2017
    1:06:16
  75. 83.
    David Caspe, Amanda Lasher and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson04/18/2017
    1:09:03
  76. 84.
    Hilary Winston, Henry Alonso Myers and Lon Zimmet04/11/2017
    1:05:09
  77. 85.
    Negotiations special04/10/2017
    1:03:09
  78. 86.
    Krista Vernoff, Stefanie Leder, Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux04/04/2017
    1:10:30
  79. 87.
    Amy Aniobi, Charles Murray and Ben Wexler03/28/2017
    1:06:19
  80. 88.
    Paul Scheuring03/23/2017
    36:32
  81. 89.
    Gina Fattore, Courtney Lilly & Kathleen Robertson03/21/2017
    1:12:30
  82. 90.
    Simon Rich, Dave Holstein, Richard Keith & Erin Cardillo03/14/2017
    1:11:46
  83. 91.
    Barbara Hall03/07/2017
    1:03:32
  84. 92.
    Fantasy TV from ATX03/02/2017
    2:41:05
  85. 93.
    Christine Lennon/Bob Daily02/28/2017
    1:09:48
  86. 94.
    Betsy Beers02/23/2017
    1:02:57
  87. 95.
    Jon Bokenkamp02/21/2017
    43:10
  88. 96.
    Crisis of Faith panel from ATX02/16/2017
    1:47:53
  89. 97.
    Billions02/14/2017
    1:14:31
  90. 98.
    Shawn Ryan & Eric Kripke02/09/2017
    1:04:43
  91. 99.
    Humans02/07/2017
    1:08:41
  92. 100.
    Incorporated's Ted Humphrey and David Pastor02/04/2017
    56:18
  93. 101.
    Will Beall, Dan Newmark and Ben Newmark01/31/2017
    1:01:30
  94. 102.
    Escapist Comedy from ATX01/24/2017
    1:02:11
  95. 103.
    Can We Get Back to Politics? from ATX01/21/2017
    1:00:07
  96. 104.
    Throwing Shade01/17/2017
    45:14
  97. 105.
    Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton01/10/2017
    1:22:01
  98. 106.
    Roundtable with Peter Tolan, Brannon Braga, Y. Shireen Razack and Adam Nussdorf01/03/2017
    1:06:07
  99. 107.
    Year in Review12/20/2016
    1:17:18
  100. 108.
    Patrick Ness12/13/2016
    36:02
  101. 109.
    Matt Ross12/06/2016
    50:09
  102. 110.
    Eric Heisserer11/29/2016
    1:04:32
  103. 111.
    Writers Assistants11/22/2016
    1:04:55
  104. 112.
    300th episode11/15/2016
    1:51:03
  105. 113.
    Martin Gero11/08/2016
    45:51
  106. 114.
    John Green11/01/2016
    1:37:08
  107. 115.
    CBS Women Showrunners Panel10/25/2016
    1:30:45
  108. 116.
    Harry Elfont & Deborah Kaplan10/18/2016
    1:14:55
  109. 117.
    THOSE WHO CAN'T10/11/2016
    51:16
  110. 118.
    Romance and YA TV10/04/2016
    1:58:29
  111. 119.
    Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers Live from SDCC 201610/01/2016
    1:02:28
  112. 120.
    Westerns09/27/2016
    47:14
  113. 121.
    First Timers and One Season Wonders09/20/2016
    1:57:13
  114. 122.
    High Maintenance09/13/2016
    1:07:56
  115. 123.
    Breaking Story09/06/2016
    1:02:36
  116. 124.
    Sam Esmail08/30/2016
    58:33
  117. 125.
    Development Executives08/23/2016
    1:05:44
  118. 126.
    Jeff Baena08/20/2016
    51:03
  119. 127.
    Jessica Sharzer08/16/2016
    54:57
  120. 128.
    Pulp Page to TV panel08/09/2016
    58:34
  121. 129.
    David Simon and Tom Fontana08/02/2016
    55:14
  122. 130.
    Alan Ball07/26/2016
    1:11:51
  123. 131.
    Norman Lear07/19/2016
    1:48:51
  124. 132.
    Brad Meltzer and Tod Goldberg07/12/2016
    1:13:54
  125. 133.
    The Writers Guild of America07/05/2016
    58:50
  126. 134.
    David Mandel06/28/2016
    1:21:41
  127. 135.
    Conan Writers06/14/2016
    1:25:36
  128. 136.
    Joe Pokaski, Mike O'Malley, Stephnie Weir, and Hugh Sterbakov06/07/2016
    1:30:11
  129. 137.
    Chris Black05/31/2016
    1:12:38
  130. 138.
    Claudia Lonow05/24/2016
    1:09:44
  131. 139.
    Shane Black05/17/2016
    1:31:04
  132. 140.
    “Behind Every TV Show” from Wondercon05/14/2016
    52:45
  133. 141.
    Nicholas Stoller05/10/2016
    1:04:35
  134. 142.
    “Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed” from Wondercon05/07/2016
    57:17
  135. 143.
    FILTHY PREPPY TEEN$05/03/2016
    1:06:02
  136. 144.
    “Inside the Writers' Room” from Wondercon04/30/2016
    50:48
  137. 145.
    Joe Hill04/26/2016
    1:25:18
  138. 146.
    Scot Armstrong04/19/2016
    56:16
  139. 147.
    Daniel Levy04/12/2016
    51:38
  140. 148.
    WAYWARD PINES04/09/2016
    35:07
  141. 149.
    Ben Karlin04/05/2016
    1:20:06
  142. 150.
    “Boy Meets Girl Meets World” from ATX04/02/2016
    59:08
  143. 151.
    Justin Adler03/29/2016
    1:05:50
  144. 152.
    EMPIRE03/26/2016
    53:25
  145. 153.
    Ali Adler03/22/2016
    52:14
  146. 154.
    Focus Testing panel from ATX03/19/2016
    1:25:02
  147. 155.
    Doug Petrie & Marco Ramirez, Melissa Rosenberg, Jason Katims, Jessica Goldberg03/15/2016
    1:37:23
  148. 156.
    “Final Finale” panel from ATX Television Festival03/12/2016
    53:22
  149. 157.
    Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski03/08/2016
    1:08:55
  150. 158.
    Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec in conversation03/05/2016
    51:52
  151. 159.
    The Last Man on Earth03/01/2016
    56:29
  152. 160.
    What's Your Pitch? panel from ATX02/27/2016
    1:02:06
  153. 161.
    Kenya Barris, Jonathan Groff, Mike Scully, Lilla Zuckerman and Nora Zuckerman02/23/2016
    1:37:27
  154. 162.
    “Unseasonably” panel from ATX02/20/2016
    59:59
  155. 163.
    Jeff Probst02/16/2016
    1:32:58
  156. 164.
    Kristin Newman02/13/2016
    1:01:16
  157. 165.
    11.22.63.02/09/2016
    1:10:01
  158. 166.
    RICK AND MORTY02/06/2016
    1:04:19
  159. 167.
    THE BIG SHORT02/02/2016
    1:05:08
  160. 168.
    DAWSON'S CREEK01/30/2016
    1:27:36
  161. 169.
    OUTSIDERS01/26/2016
    52:44
  162. 170.
    Black Sails01/19/2016
    1:06:15
  163. 171.
    Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter01/16/2016
    1:16:47
  164. 172.
    COLONY01/12/2016
    28:57
  165. 173.
    David Goyer01/05/2016
    1:11:36
  166. 174.
    Year in Review 212/22/2015
    1:10:26
  167. 175.
    Marty Feldman's autobiograhy, eyE Marty12/19/2015
    52:57
  168. 176.
    Year In Review part 112/15/2015
    1:23:04
  169. 177.
    Dead Pilots Society backdoor pilot12/08/2015
    1:15:22
  170. 178.
    New York Comic Con12/01/2015
    56:06
  171. 179.
    Abi Morgan11/24/2015
    57:51
  172. 180.
    Frank Spotnitz11/17/2015
    47:41
  173. 181.
    MARON's Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin11/10/2015
    1:00:18
  174. 182.
    LA Podfest11/03/2015
    1:30:06
  175. 183.
    CBS Showrunner All Stars10/27/2015
    1:24:00
  176. 184.
    CASUAL10/20/2015
    43:13
  177. 185.
    THE KNICK's Michael Begler and Jack Amiel10/15/2015
    1:09:03
  178. 186.
    Jason Rothenberg, Janine Sherman Barrois, Gloria Calderon Kellett, and Zev Borow10/13/2015
    1:29:54
  179. 187.
    MANHATTAN's Sam Shaw and Thomas Schlamme10/10/2015
    1:10:07
  180. 188.
    Damon Lindelof, Chris Dingess, Noelle Valdivia and Kit Boss10/06/2015
    1:33:55
  181. 189.
    Marc Guggenheim, Corinne Marshall, Evan Bleiweiss and Laura Valdivia09/29/2015
    1:30:42
  182. 190.
    Family Men: Masters of the Family Sitcom09/22/2015
    1:42:53
  183. 191.
    An Animated Career 209/19/2015
    1:03:25
  184. 192.
    Steven Knight09/15/2015
    50:37
  185. 193.
    The Leftovers09/08/2015
    1:01:05
  186. 194.
    “To Adapt Is To Evolve” from ATX Television Festival09/05/2015
    58:39
  187. 195.
    “The Buyers” panel from ATX Television Festival09/01/2015
    1:00:02
  188. 196.
    Bunheads/Teachers/Younger panels from ATX Television Festival08/30/2015
    1:57:26
  189. 197.
    The Simpsons from ATX Television Festival08/25/2015
    51:14
  190. 198.
    Justified finale panel from ATX Television Festival08/22/2015
    1:06:24
  191. 199.
    “Coffee with Amy Sherman-Palladino” from ATX Television Festival08/18/2015
    1:05:38
  192. 200.
    BAMFest at San Diego Comic Con08/11/2015
    59:55

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