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Hollywood & Levine
37 minutes | 6 days ago
EP220: Meet actor/Broadway star, Chip Zien
Chip Zien has been in 13 Broadway shows, has over 65 TV and movie credits, and was the voice of Howard the Duck. He starred in INTO THE WOODS and discusses working with Stephen Sondheim along with many great showbiz tales. Chip is a great storyteller and has great funny stories to tell. More podcasts at Wave!
38 minutes | 13 days ago
EP219: The State of Television — THIS Minute
Longtime NBC/Fox scheduler/guru Preston Beckman discusses the current television landscape — all the the changes and where things might be heading. TV is evolving quickly. If you want to break in, you need to know who’s out there, what they’re looking for, and where you fit in. Preston Beckman can help guide you. More podcasts at WAVE!
28 minutes | 20 days ago
EP218: The MGM Studio Tour
A personal tour of one of Hollywood’s most iconic studio lots. This episode is filled with stories, history, movie stars — everything but the lion. More podcasts at WAVE!
39 minutes | a month ago
EP217: The Worst Podcast EVER
A spoof on bad podcasts. Annoying elements, no editing, discussions about nothing that go nowhere — they’re all here in this simulated brutal but highly recognizable “podcast.” Cringe and enjoy. More podcasts on WAVE!
40 minutes | a month ago
EP216: Perfect Shows (in my opinion)
Ken answers a listener’s question and lists all the TV shows and pilots he thinks are as close to “perfect” as possible. Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoneycom/LEVINE More podcasts at WAVE!
27 minutes | a month ago
EP215: Mike Scully’s sitcom writer journey continues
Comedy veteran Mike Scully discusses the change that saved Parks & Rec, working on Everybody Loves Raymond, and the animation process used to make the show he co-created with his wife, Julie — Duncanville. Amy Poehler fans, in particular, will love this episode. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today! https://upstart.com/HOLLYWOOD More podcasts at WAVE! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426
34 minutes | 2 months ago
EP214: Meet SIMPSONS writer Mike Scully
Go inside The Simpsons writing room with Mike Scully and hear how the show has evolved over the last 175 years. Mike has also been with other shows including Everybody Loves Raymond and Parks & Rec. More podcasts on WAVE!
48 minutes | 2 months ago
EP213: Elton John Sings Jingles
Jonathan Wolfert, president/founder of Jam Creative Productions is this week’s guest discussing why today’s music is different from yesterday’s (you decide which is better). Also, the unique business of radio station jingles and how they have ties to both Clayton Kershaw and Elton John. Hear Elton John sing radio jingles. More podcasts on Wave!
44 minutes | 2 months ago
EP212: Your Questions, My Answers
Ken answers listeners’ questions ranging from television, actors, to child actors, comedy, continuity, and cop shows. More podcasts on WAVE!
33 minutes | 2 months ago
EP211: The Development of Arrested Development
Part two of the interview with Emmy-winning writer Jim Vallely. Most of the episode centers on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT — the making of one TV’s funniest and most revered sitcoms. Other podcasts on WAVE!
35 minutes | 3 months ago
EP210: Comedy Writing Legend, Jim Vallely & the Golden Girls
Jim Vallely is one of the funniest people in Hollywood. He was a big part of The Golden Girls, To and a Half Men, and Arrested Development. This week we focus on his unique career path, tips for writers, and life on The Golden Girls. Next week: Arrested Development.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
EP209: My worst reviews
Every writer gets bad reviews. Sometimes really bad reviews. These are Ken’s worst. Listen and feel better about yourself. New Podcasts Here.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
EP208: All Things WINGS Part 2
Ken talks to Rob Leszczak, who wrote “The Complete Guide to the TV Sitcom WINGS.” More reminiscing, including a prank I pulled on NBC, and a story about Lana Clarkson & the late Phil Spector.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
EP207: All Things WINGS Part 1
Ken talks to Rob Leszczak, who wrote “The Complete Guide to the TV Sitcom WINGS.” Between Rob’s research and Ken’s personal recollections of working on WINGS, it’s a fascinating insider’s look at a sitcom that deserved way more respect than it received.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
EP206: CHEERS commentary track: Boys in the Bar
A popular feature. Ken does a commentary track on the controversial “Boys in the Bar” episode of CHEERS that he and David Isaacs wrote. Hear about the inspiration, execution, reaction, and behind-the-scenes nuggets. Listen to other podcasts similar to this on iTunes!
37 minutes | 4 months ago
EP205: Holiday Extravaganza!
The history of your favorite Christmas songs forms part one of this super-size episode. Part two is an interview with Jhani Kaye, who launched the “all-Christmas-music” format on KOST radio in Los Angeles, which now has become a mainstay in every radio market. And a spectacular ratings success. Find out how and why it works, and whether they’ll play the barking dogs singing “Jingle Bells.”
24 minutes | 4 months ago
EP204: The Hollywood & Levine Mini-Play Festival!
Short plays written for the theatre have had to adapt to Zoom. And now podcasts. Ken presents two of his favorite ten minute comedies adapted for Zoom. It’s theatre of the mind, or Starmaster, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
27 minutes | 5 months ago
EP203: Mistletoe Miscellaneous & Why I hate making holiday episodes
Ken riffs on all the holiday season and gives an insider look on the making of Thanksgiving and Christmas-themed TV episodes. The tropes and the traps revealed. Listen to other podcasts similar to this on iTunes!
27 minutes | 5 months ago
EP202: The Annual Turkey Show
Ken plays some of the worst (and most amusing) songs you will ever hear. A Thanksgiving tradition. Listen to other podcasts similar to this on iTunes!
42 minutes | 5 months ago
EP201: Author! Author!
Ken takes you through the world of publishing and self-publishing as he discusses the four books he’s written and his adventures in trying to sell them. You can publish your own books and make money! Ken shows you how.
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