12: 1988
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
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5M ago
John Levenstein and Mary Kobayashi hit the picket line to find out what writers remember about the 1988 strike. Spoiler: not much. So, we fill in the blanks with interviews with Brian Walton, the executive director of the Writers’ Guild in 1988, and Ken Ziffren, the lawyer who helped broker the settlement ..read more
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11: The Song Was The Toast (Live From UCB)
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
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5M ago
Featuring Mary Kobayashi, Tim Heidecker, Jon Daly, Sara Watkins, Lauren Lapkus, Jon Gabrus, Steve Dildarian, Jay Kogen, and an interview with HBO & Annapurna Pictures’ Sue Naegle. Recorded live at UCB Franklin in Los Angeles, 1/24/19 ..read more
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9: Showbiz Stories!
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
by Stitcher Premium
5M ago
Guests share their most star-studded anecdotes. With Abraham Higginbotham, Paul F. Tompkins, Karen Kilgariff, Joe Wengert, Jonathan Krisel, Eva Anderson, Courtney Lilly, Tim Heidecker, Pam Brady and Michael Nesmith ..read more
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8: Franklin & Bash
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
by Stitcher Premium
5M ago
John and Joe Wengert execute their dream of writing an episode of "Franklin & Bash" in real time, leading two rooms of all-star writers who've never seen the show. Neither have John and Joe. Featuring Eva Anderson, Brad Copeland, Noah Garfinkel, Gabe Liedman, Brad Morris, Theresa Mulligan, Monica Padrick, Marisa Pinson and Gareth Reynolds. With co-host Mary Kobayashi ..read more
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7: It Never Happened
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
by Stitcher Premium
5M ago
Mark Brazil (That 70s Show) and Ron Zimmerman (Action) discuss show business feuds. Richard Day (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders) finds himself in need of an agent; John and Mary take the party to The Simpsons to enlist Matt Selman's help. And Jay Kogen (The Simpsons, Frasier) returns, finally giving John and Mary a chance to resolve a feud ..read more
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6: Arrested Memories
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
by Stitcher Premium
5M ago
Craig Bierko talks about starring in the Mitch Hurwitz pilot that wasn't Arrested Development. Connor Ratliff reveals himself as Middleman on the early Arrested Development message boards. Barbie Adler, Brad Copeland, Abraham Higginbotham and Courtney Lilly reunite to reminisce about season one in the writers' room, and get a surprise call from Will Arnett ..read more
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5: John's Mother Joins the Party
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
by Stitcher Premium
5M ago
Kate Berlant and John Early do dramatic readings of network notes from the 90s. John’s mother and her best friend recount the old-school sexism they endured as a screenwriter and actress in the 60s and 70s. And we begin our quest to find a TV writing job for Megan Koester ..read more
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4: Kroll Talk
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
by Stitcher Premium
5M ago
Nick Kroll joins the party to break down Big Mouth and Kroll Show and warn David Harbour (Stranger Things) about the hazards of working with John. John and Mary track down Fred Armisen to determine if his Big Mouth character is the same as his impression of John. And Joe Wengert (Kroll Show, Big Mouth) talks about starting out doing improv in New York ..read more
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3: John's Double Life
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
by Stitcher Premium
5M ago
John talks to Pam Brady (South Park, Lady Dynamite) about writing with her on The John Larroquette Show in 1995, when he was also going to grad school to become a therapist. John's best friend from grad school talks about what a terrible therapist he would have been. Pam's best friend Theresa Mulligan (Lady Dynamite, Baskets) drops by to surprise her. And creators of The Middle -- Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline -- join the party to mark the series finale (and convince Mary to remove John's "Lipstick Jungle" credit from the podcast's opening titles ..read more
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2: Alt Comedy Snobbery
John Levenstein's Retirement Party
by Stitcher Premium
5M ago
Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder) dishes about the snobby alt comedy scene of the 90s, Paul F. Tompkins backs up her account, and we call director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Baskets) to get him to go on record saying nice things about Karen and Nick Kroll, while getting heckled by Tim Heidecker ..read more
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