To Write Better, Listen More – June 18th, 2015

*BREAKING NEWS – MARC MARON TO INTERVIEW PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA FOR WTF PODCAST!*

We live in the Golden Age of the podcast and we should thank this man.

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Meaning Ira Glass, not Fred Armisen.

Because of podcasts, it’s possible to learn SO. MUCH. MORE about any topic. If you’re an aspiring screenwriter, you absolutely should be listing to these awesome podcasts.

The Nerdist Writers Panel focuses on the television writers room but every so often they’ll have a feature writer. Here’s an interview with Buried screenwriter Chris Sparling.

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Scriptnotes is the best screenwriting podcast in the land. They tackle everything from formatting trends to industry news. This is a “must listen” for any writer.

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Want a TV writing podcast that’s both in-depth and off the wall? You can’t go wrong with the Children of Tendu.

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If you prefer a pushy interviewer trying to dig secrets out of filmmakers (that’s why my buddy Ted *LOVES* this podcast), then you must check out The Q & A.

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Looking for a friendlier interviewer of screenwriters? If so, On The Page is your jam.

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Do you want to be so appalled that you’re crying from laughter? Subscribe to The Black List Table Reads and start with Balls Out (and thank me later).

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I love the Writers Guild Foundation. They’re awesome, they have an amazing library and they have a podcast too.

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Lastly, there’s the Austin Film Festival On Story podcast. They’re the best fest for writers and they present many of their panels in podcast form. If you like what you hear, sign up to attend.

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Subscribe. Listen. Learn.

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