Ken interviews TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. They discuss TCM, how the network works, how he works, classic movies, his career, and even a little baseball. It’s movie buff heaven.
Ken’s annual snarky bitchy Oscar review. Sometimes he’s even fair. He sits through the Oscars so you don't have to.
Ken shares stories and his unique observations about the Academy Awards and all the insanity that go along with them.
Ken talks to Andy Goldberg who performs and teaches improvisation comedy. It’s an invaluable skill for actors, writers, business people, anybody. And loads of fun. Ken and Andy also share stories of other improvisers they’ve worked with--like Robin Williams--and people even zanier.
With pilot season in full-swing, Ken shares a story of one of his pilots that didn’t get on the air (get ready for a lot of fights with the studio) and introduces you to some of the most bizarre jaw-dropping pilots that never got on the air.
Over the years Ken has written countless sitcoms including, Cheers, Frasier, Mash and The Simpsons. On today's show, Ken discusses his process for writing comedy and shares a lot of great tips and stories along the way.
Part two of Ken’s interview with network scheduling chief Preston Beckman. This week they discuss ratings, research, programming strategies, casting, reboots, and tips for making successful pilots.
… and other tales of TV programming. Ken interviews Preston Beckman (aka the “Masked Scheduler”) who scheduled programs for NBC and FOX for 35 years. From “Must See TV” to binge watching, it’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at just how your favorite shows get on the air. Part 1 of 2
Power lunches are a Hollywood tradition and this week Ken examines the rituals and which restaurants mean you have a viable career. Ken also shares some personal lunch tales -- some good, some not so good but all entertaining.
With the NFL playoffs in full-swing, Ken interviews Dan Hoard, the radio voice of the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s a fun-filled episode of play-by-play touchdowns and fumbles. For sports and non-sports fans alike.
The TV show CASTLE spawned 7 novels supposedly written by the star, Richard Castle. They became New York Times Best Sellers. But who really wrote those books? He also produced NURSE JACKIE, COSBY, NIGHT COURT, GRACE UNDER FIRE wrote for Craig Ferguson’s Late Night Show, was a radio DJ, program director, and weekend TV weatherman. This week we’ll meet him and for the first time I will reveal his true identity. You’ll learn a lot about the process of writing and what Edie Falco is really like.