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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.
    Kenneth Biller, Maggie Mull, and David Graziano19 June 2018
    1:23:53
  2. 2.
    American Vandal from ATX 201812 June 2018
    53:01
  3. 3.
    "Directors and Showrunners" from ATX5 June 2018
    1:00:36
  4. 4.
    "A Showrunner Defined" from ATX29 May 2018
    59:59
  5. 5.
    “Power(ful) TV” from ATX22 May 2018
    1:02:35
  6. 6.
    “The Revival of the Socially Conscious Sitcom” from ATX15 May 2018
    1:06:25
  7. 7.
    "Teens on TV" LA Festival of Books8 May 2018
    1:02:28
  8. 8.
    Colony + Aline Brosh McKenna, Sam Bain, & Tanya Saracho @ LA Festival of Books1 May 2018
    1:48:33
  1. 9.
    "Presidents of TV" from ATX24 April 2018
    1:00:26
  2. 10.
    “Too Close To Home” from ATX17 April 2018
    1:02:48
  3. 11.
    Nell Scovell with Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels10 April 2018
    1:16:03
  4. 12.
    Chappaquiddick3 April 2018
    54:56
  5. 13.
    Adam Rifkin27 March 2018
    46:42
  6. 14.
    The Terror20 March 2018
    42:36
  7. 15.
    Gerry Duggan + “Family Drama” from ATX13 March 2018
    1:16:11
  8. 16.
    Kayla Alpert, Leila Cohan-Miccio, and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran6 March 2018
    1:13:25
  9. 17.
    “Network's Identity” from ATX27 February 2018
    1:00:20
  10. 18.
    Kenny Smith, Rebecca Perry Cutter, and Andrew Reich20 February 2018
    1:00:53
  11. 19.
    Scott Neustadter & Michael Weber13 February 2018
    51:54
  12. 20.
    “TV Under Trump” from ATX6 February 2018
    1:08:02
  13. 21.
    Liz Hara Part 230 January 2018
    37:00
  14. 22.
    Holly Sorensen, Nick Antosca, and Stacy Rukeyser23 January 2018
    1:09:35
  15. 23.
    Better Call Saul season 3 in review16 January 2018
    1:16:45
  16. 24.
    General Hospital9 January 2018
    1:08:26
  17. 25.
    John Shiban, CeCe Pleasants, and Liz Hannah19 December 2017
    1:26:27
  18. 26.
    The Exorcist12 December 2017
    1:05:30
  19. 27.
    Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage5 December 2017
    1:00:23
  20. 28.
    Patrick Brammall and Trent O’Donnell, Cynthia Mort, Sanjay Shah28 November 2017
    52:29
  21. 29.
    Frankie Shaw & Sarah-Violet Bliss21 November 2017
    58:24
  22. 30.
    Future Man14 November 2017
    37:07
  23. 31.
    Stephen Chbosky7 November 2017
    56:14
  24. 32.
    Stan Against Evil31 October 2017
    52:14
  25. 33.
    Glenn Gordon Caron, Hillary Benefiel, and Rob Wright17 October 2017
    1:22:08
  26. 34.
    Sera Gamble, Sallie Patrick, and Lindsey Shockley10 October 2017
    56:44
  27. 35.
    Billy Ray, Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, and Alison Schapker3 October 2017
    1:09:07
  28. 36.
    Mark Feuerstein, Dana Klein, and Davita Scarlett26 September 2017
    1:06:07
  29. 37.
    “Watercooler Meets Murderboard” from ATX19 September 2017
    56:37
  30. 38.
    “Prepackaged” from ATX12 September 2017
    59:00
  31. 39.
    Tim McKeon/Stacey Sher5 September 2017
    2:02:22
  32. 40.
    “Life After TV High School” from ATX.29 August 2017
    59:19
  33. 41.
    Alias writers reunion from ATX22 August 2017
    59:40
  34. 42.
    “Friendships on TV” panel from ATX15 August 2017
    1:03:14
  35. 43.
    “First gigs” from ATX8 August 2017
    1:02:50
  36. 44.
    Greg Garcia and James Roland1 August 2017
    1:13:03
  37. 45.
    Samantha McIntyre, Jennifer Muro and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong25 July 2017
    1:10:13
  38. 46.
    Northern Exposure18 July 2017
    43:43
  39. 47.
    “I'll Have What Phil's Having... for Breakfast!”11 July 2017
    1:48:32
  40. 48.
    Fargo & The Leftovers4 July 2017
    1:57:46
  41. 49.
    The Americans27 June 2017
    44:29
  42. 50.
    Misha Green, Jake Fogelnest, and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel20 June 2017
    1:10:38
  43. 51.
    Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz, Lindsey Allen and Heather V. Regnier13 June 2017
    59:57
  44. 52.
    Full Frontal6 June 2017
    48:40
  45. 53.
    Liz Hara Part 130 May 2017
    41:51
  46. 54.
    Powerful TV and The Shield Writers' Reunion23 May 2017
    1:55:59
  47. 55.
    Downward Dog16 May 2017
    1:35:46
  48. 56.
    Mary Kills People9 May 2017
    46:20
  49. 57.
    The OC Writers Room reunion from ATX4 May 2017
    1:24:57
  50. 58.
    Gerry Duggan/Philipp Meyer2 May 2017
    1:43:24
  51. 59.
    The Handmaid's Tale25 April 2017
    1:06:16
  52. 60.
    David Caspe, Amanda Lasher and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson18 April 2017
    1:09:03
  53. 61.
    Hilary Winston, Henry Alonso Myers and Lon Zimmet11 April 2017
    1:05:09
  54. 62.
    Negotiations special10 April 2017
    1:03:09
  55. 63.
    Krista Vernoff, Stefanie Leder, Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux4 April 2017
    1:10:30
  56. 64.
    Amy Aniobi, Charles Murray and Ben Wexler28 March 2017
    1:06:19
  57. 65.
    Paul Scheuring23 March 2017
    36:32
  58. 66.
    Gina Fattore, Courtney Lilly & Kathleen Robertson21 March 2017
    1:12:30
  59. 67.
    Simon Rich, Dave Holstein, Richard Keith & Erin Cardillo14 March 2017
    1:11:46
  60. 68.
    Barbara Hall7 March 2017
    1:03:32
  61. 69.
    Fantasy TV from ATX2 March 2017
    2:41:05
  62. 70.
    Christine Lennon/Bob Daily28 February 2017
    1:09:48
  63. 71.
    Betsy Beers23 February 2017
    1:02:57
  64. 72.
    Jon Bokenkamp21 February 2017
    43:10
  65. 73.
    Crisis of Faith panel from ATX16 February 2017
    1:47:53
  66. 74.
    Billions14 February 2017
    1:14:31
  67. 75.
    Shawn Ryan & Eric Kripke9 February 2017
    1:04:43
  68. 76.
    Humans7 February 2017
    1:08:41
  69. 77.
    Incorporated's Ted Humphrey and David Pastor4 February 2017
    56:18
  70. 78.
    Will Beall, Dan Newmark and Ben Newmark31 January 2017
    1:01:30
  71. 79.
    Escapist Comedy from ATX24 January 2017
    1:02:11
  72. 80.
    Can We Get Back to Politics? from ATX21 January 2017
    1:00:07
  73. 81.
    Throwing Shade17 January 2017
    45:14
  74. 82.
    Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton10 January 2017
    1:22:01
  75. 83.
    Roundtable with Peter Tolan, Brannon Braga, Y. Shireen Razack and Adam Nussdorf3 January 2017
    1:06:07
  76. 84.
    Year in Review20 December 2016
    1:26:07
  77. 85.
    Patrick Ness13 December 2016
    36:02
  78. 86.
    Matt Ross6 December 2016
    50:09
  79. 87.
    Eric Heisserer29 November 2016
    1:04:32
  80. 88.
    Writers Assistants22 November 2016
    1:04:55
  81. 89.
    300th episode15 November 2016
    1:51:03
  82. 90.
    Martin Gero8 November 2016
    45:51
  83. 91.
    John Green1 November 2016
    1:37:08
  84. 92.
    CBS Women Showrunners Panel25 October 2016
    1:30:45
  85. 93.
    Harry Elfont & Deborah Kaplan18 October 2016
    1:14:55
  86. 94.
    THOSE WHO CAN'T11 October 2016
    51:16
  87. 95.
    Romance and YA TV4 October 2016
    1:58:29
  88. 96.
    Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers Live from SDCC 20161 October 2016
    1:02:28
  89. 97.
    Westerns27 September 2016
    47:14
  90. 98.
    First Timers and One Season Wonders20 September 2016
    1:57:13
  91. 99.
    High Maintenance13 September 2016
    1:07:56
  92. 100.
    Breaking Story6 September 2016
    1:02:36
  93. 101.
    Sam Esmail30 August 2016
    58:33
  94. 102.
    Development Executives23 August 2016
    1:05:44
  95. 103.
    Jeff Baena20 August 2016
    51:03
  96. 104.
    Jessica Sharzer16 August 2016
    54:57
  97. 105.
    Pulp Page to TV panel9 August 2016
    58:34
  98. 106.
    David Simon and Tom Fontana2 August 2016
    55:14
  99. 107.
    Alan Ball26 July 2016
    1:11:51
  100. 108.
    Norman Lear19 July 2016
    1:48:51
  101. 109.
    Brad Meltzer and Tod Goldberg12 July 2016
    1:13:54
  102. 110.
    The Writers Guild of America5 July 2016
    58:50
  103. 111.
    David Mandel28 June 2016
    1:21:41
  104. 112.
    Conan Writers14 June 2016
    1:25:36
  105. 113.
    Joe Pokaski, Mike O'Malley, Stephnie Weir, and Hugh Sterbakov7 June 2016
    1:30:11
  106. 114.
    Chris Black31 May 2016
    1:12:38
  107. 115.
    Claudia Lonow24 May 2016
    1:09:44
  108. 116.
    Shane Black17 May 2016
    1:31:04
  109. 117.
    “Behind Every TV Show” from Wondercon14 May 2016
    52:45
  110. 118.
    Nicholas Stoller10 May 2016
    1:04:35
  111. 119.
    “Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed” from Wondercon7 May 2016
    57:17
  112. 120.
    FILTHY PREPPY TEEN$3 May 2016
    1:06:02
  113. 121.
    “Inside the Writers' Room” from Wondercon30 April 2016
    50:48
  114. 122.
    Joe Hill26 April 2016
    1:25:18
  115. 123.
    Scot Armstrong19 April 2016
    56:16
  116. 124.
    Daniel Levy12 April 2016
    51:38
  117. 125.
    WAYWARD PINES9 April 2016
    35:07
  118. 126.
    Ben Karlin5 April 2016
    1:20:06
  119. 127.
    “Boy Meets Girl Meets World” from ATX2 April 2016
    59:08
  120. 128.
    Justin Adler29 March 2016
    1:05:50
  121. 129.
    EMPIRE26 March 2016
    53:25
  122. 130.
    Ali Adler22 March 2016
    52:14
  123. 131.
    Focus Testing panel from ATX19 March 2016
    1:25:02
  124. 132.
    Doug Petrie & Marco Ramirez, Melissa Rosenberg, Jason Katims, Jessica Goldberg15 March 2016
    1:37:23
  125. 133.
    “Final Finale” panel from ATX Television Festival12 March 2016
    53:22
  126. 134.
    Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski8 March 2016
    1:08:55
  127. 135.
    Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec in conversation5 March 2016
    51:52
  128. 136.
    The Last Man on Earth1 March 2016
    56:29
  129. 137.
    What's Your Pitch? panel from ATX27 February 2016
    1:02:06
  130. 138.
    Kenya Barris, Jonathan Groff, Mike Scully, Lilla Zuckerman and Nora Zuckerman23 February 2016
    1:37:27
  131. 139.
    “Unseasonably” panel from ATX20 February 2016
    59:59
  132. 140.
    Jeff Probst16 February 2016
    1:32:58
  133. 141.
    Kristin Newman13 February 2016
    1:01:16
  134. 142.
    11.22.63.9 February 2016
    1:10:01
  135. 143.
    RICK AND MORTY6 February 2016
    1:04:19
  136. 144.
    THE BIG SHORT2 February 2016
    1:05:08
  137. 145.
    DAWSON'S CREEK30 January 2016
    1:27:36
  138. 146.
    OUTSIDERS26 January 2016
    52:44
  139. 147.
    Black Sails19 January 2016
    1:06:15
  140. 148.
    Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter16 January 2016
    1:16:47
  141. 149.
    COLONY12 January 2016
    28:57
  142. 150.
    David Goyer5 January 2016
    1:11:36
  143. 151.
    Year in Review 222 December 2015
    1:10:26
  144. 152.
    Marty Feldman's autobiograhy, eyE Marty19 December 2015
    52:57
  145. 153.
    Year In Review part 115 December 2015
    1:23:04
  146. 154.
    Dead Pilots Society backdoor pilot8 December 2015
    1:15:22
  147. 155.
    New York Comic Con1 December 2015
    56:06
  148. 156.
    Abi Morgan24 November 2015
    57:51
  149. 157.
    Frank Spotnitz17 November 2015
    47:41
  150. 158.
    MARON's Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin10 November 2015
    1:00:18
  151. 159.
    LA Podfest3 November 2015
    1:30:06
  152. 160.
    CBS Showrunner All Stars27 October 2015
    1:24:00
  153. 161.
    CASUAL20 October 2015
    43:13
  154. 162.
    THE KNICK's Michael Begler and Jack Amiel15 October 2015
    1:09:03
  155. 163.
    Jason Rothenberg, Janine Sherman Barrois, Gloria Calderon Kellett, and Zev Borow13 October 2015
    1:29:54
  156. 164.
    MANHATTAN's Sam Shaw and Thomas Schlamme10 October 2015
    1:10:07
  157. 165.
    Damon Lindelof, Chris Dingess, Noelle Valdivia and Kit Boss6 October 2015
    1:33:55
  158. 166.
    Marc Guggenheim, Corinne Marshall, Evan Bleiweiss and Laura Valdivia29 September 2015
    1:30:42
  159. 167.
    Family Men: Masters of the Family Sitcom22 September 2015
    1:42:53
  160. 168.
    An Animated Career 219 September 2015
    1:03:25
  161. 169.
    Steven Knight15 September 2015
    50:37
  162. 170.
    The Leftovers8 September 2015
    1:01:05
  163. 171.
    “To Adapt Is To Evolve” from ATX Television Festival5 September 2015
    58:39
  164. 172.
    “The Buyers” panel from ATX Television Festival1 September 2015
    1:00:02
  165. 173.
    Bunheads/Teachers/Younger panels from ATX Television Festival30 August 2015
    1:57:26
  166. 174.
    The Simpsons from ATX Television Festival25 August 2015
    51:14
  167. 175.
    Justified finale panel from ATX Television Festival22 August 2015
    1:06:24
  168. 176.
    “Coffee with Amy Sherman-Palladino” from ATX Television Festival18 August 2015
    1:05:38
  169. 177.
    BAMFest at San Diego Comic Con11 August 2015
    59:55
  170. 178.
    James L. Brooks in conversation with Phil Rosenthal from ATX Television Festival.4 August 2015
    48:14
  171. 179.
    Halt and Catch Fire1 August 2015
    1:05:02
  172. 180.
    ORPHAN BLACK panel from ATX Television Festival25 July 2015
    44:31
  173. 181.
    BONUS EPISODE TV Writers Room from WonderCon23 July 2015
    52:08
  174. 182.
    Marta Kauffman21 July 2015
    51:41
  175. 183.
    BONUS EPISODE FX Comedy Night panels from ATX Television Festival16 July 2015
    1:27:27
  176. 184.
    Chris Carter14 July 2015
    1:09:58
  177. 185.
    Neil Cross7 July 2015
    1:32:33
  178. 186.
    Kay Cannon30 June 2015
    58:28
  179. 187.
    BONUS EPISODE: CBS Summer Series Writers from ATX Television Festival27 June 2015
    53:16
  180. 188.
    BONUS EPISODE The Devoted Niche vs The Casual Mass panel from ATX Television Festival25 June 2015
    53:55
  181. 189.
    BONUS EPISODE from ATX Television Festival18 June 2015
    35:31
  182. 190.
    Brannon Braga16 June 2015
    1:00:02
  183. 191.
    COMPLICATIONS' Matt Nix9 June 2015
    1:04:19
  184. 192.
    Chris Sparling2 June 2015
    1:03:18
  185. 193.
    CAM GIRLS30 May 2015
    54:10
  186. 194.
    SPACE STATION 7619 May 2015
    46:30
  187. 195.
    WAYWARD PINES' Chad Hodge12 May 2015
    1:04:35
  188. 196.
    Jennie Snyder Urman5 May 2015
    1:07:41
  189. 197.
    Adam Pava & Mark Miller25 April 2015
    1:15:37
  190. 198.
    Better Call Saul21 April 2015
    1:40:18
  191. 199.
    Diane Ruggiero and iZombie14 April 2015
    1:22:30
  192. 200.
    Spoiler Alert panel from ATX11 April 2015
    54:05

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