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Can You Hear Me Shaking My Head?
47 minutes | Apr 13, 2018
"We're SO In The Upside Down"
Join Nick as he welcomes back to the show political science professor Jason Neidleman as they go through the latest developments, from the Michael Cohen FBI raid, to James Comey's new book, and everything in between. (see: Corruption, Lots Of)
25 minutes | Feb 23, 2018
The Latest In The Trump Russia Investigation
On today's show, National Political Reporter for the Boston Globe Astead Wesley joins to discuss the latest in the Mueller investigation, including the new deal involving Rick Gates, what it means for our democracy when Donald Trump attacks the media, and what is in store for Jared Kushner.
62 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Everything You Missed In The Last Jedi
Star Wars expert Bryan Young joins Nick to discuss the latest installment of the Star Wars saga The Last Jedi. With his unparalleled knowledge of the Lucas Universe, Young gives insight into things that were troubling to many fans, and explanations to other plot holes that suddenly become filled in. Young was particularly touched by Luke's hero's journey and the filmmaking that went into telling that story.
41 minutes | Jan 22, 2018
The Mindy Project And Central Intelligence Writer Dave Stassen
Dave Stassen is one half of the writing duo (along with Ike Barinholtz) that created the hit movie "Central Intelligence" starring The Rock and Kevin Hart, and also part of the creative team that produces The Mindy Show starring Mindy Kaling. He joins Nick to discuss how his path started as a writer and some behind the scenes looks at how his projects got made and produced.
49 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
Kelly Scaletta On The Great Divide In Politics Today
Kelly Scaletta has written on politics for the Huffington Post and been interviewed on CNN. He brings his unique insight into how the discourse in America has devolved into a fight for reality and truth, and what we can do to change it.
34 minutes | Dec 28, 2017
You WILL Find Culinary Design A Fascinating Discussion
Culinary Designer Danny Brooks joins Nick to discuss what exactly a culinary designer does - and it spans the entire restaurant industry in profound ways you may not have ever thought of. Danny makes fascinating connections between cooks in the kitchen, managers of the restaurants, and the marketing of their food, comparing it to coaching a basketball team, no less.
51 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
What You Need To Know About The Mueller Investigation
Where is the Mueller investigation heading? What do we know so far? How do we process the attack by the right on our law enforcement agencies? Jason Neidleman, a Professor of Political Theory at the University of La Verne, joins us to discuss.
31 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
TV Music Composer (MODERN FAMILY) Gabriel Mann
Find out how involved writing music is for your favorite TV Shows as Gabriel Mann relates his journey from rock performer in a band to writing the theme to the hit show Modern Family.
32 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
Jason Cohen: Creator of ABC's New Show "Encore"
Oscar nominated Filmmaker Jason Cohen goes into detail how he developed his idea Encore into an ABC Reality Show produced by Kristin Bell. The show reunites a high school musical cast to re-stage their show 20 years later. Cohen is also an Oscar nominated Documentary filmmaker, who describes how his background informs his process now.
55 minutes | Nov 27, 2017
The Goldbergs Executive Producer Alex Barnow
Join Coach Nick as he discusses the writing process with Alex Barnow, Executive Producer of the hit ABC show The Goldbergs. Alex also recounts his experiences working on shows like Family Guy, Mr. Sunshine (starring Matthew Perry), and 'Til Death.
57 minutes | Nov 20, 2017
The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng
Ronny Chieng is a stand up comedian and current correspondent on the Daily Show. Today, he joins Nick to discuss his journey across the world, honing his craft and learning what it takes to find success. In addition to his insights into comedy, they also discuss the current climate of sexual harassment as scandal after scandal continue to erupt.
56 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
The Sportsification Of Politics: Jared Yates Sexton
On today’s show, Jared Yates Sexton joins me to discuss the implications of having Donald Trump as our president. Jared rose to public prominence while covering Trump’s rallies during the presidential campaign, and as a creative writing professor at Georgia Southern University, was able to describe these events in vivid, yet concise, tweets that captured Twitter’s attention. He wrote articles for the New York Times, New Republic, and Politico using a deeply personal narrative that resonated certainly with me, and countless others. This led to Jared authoring a book, titled The People Are Going TO rise like the waters upon your shore. He recounts the events of the campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton through his eyes attending the various rallies and events, capturing one of the most fascinating and tumultuous times in our political history. It’s a testament to the quality of his wiring that it simultaneously makes you depressed while compelling you to continue reading page after page, to hopefully make peace and find answers. It’s a terrific book, into its 3rd printing already, and well worth the time.
49 minutes | Nov 8, 2017
Ben Wexler: Writer/Producer on Arrested Development, Community, The Comedians
Join Coach Nick, of BBALLBREAKDOWN, in his inaugural podcast on politics and culture. Joining him today is Ben Wexler, who co-created the Billy Crystal/Josh Gad vehicle The Comedians, and wrote on numerous TV shows like Community and Arrested Development. Ben gives us insight behind how shows get on the air and are run in the writer's room. We also dive into the recent political events surrounding the election of Donald Trump.
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