The Moment with Brian Koppelman

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Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.

Episode Date
Dan Pfeiffer 6/20/18
4320
Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer on how to find hope for America.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 20, 2018
Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian 6/13/18
3786
Brian talks to Armen Keteyen and Jeff Benedict about Tiger Woods, race and the obligations of the biographer. ​<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2018
Ken Auletta 6/5/18
3873
Ken Auletta, legendary journalist and writer, on why curiosity saved him.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2018
Aimee Mann 5/29/18
4127
In 2015 Aimee Mann, one of the best songwriters of our generation, joined Brian to discuss the evolution of her music, the time she spent with ‘Til Tuesday, and the way Aimee thinks about creating songs.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 29, 2018
Paul Schrader 5/22/18
3335
Paul Schrader, maybe the best living screenwriter, on making the best movie of his career at 71. (Warning: some spoilers of First Reformed).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2018
Eric Heisserer 5/16/18
4136
Eric Heisserer, Arrival screenwriter, on how to keep going when everyone in your life tells you to give up<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 16, 2018
Paul Giamatti 5/8/18
3951
Paul Giamatti, the well respected, award-winning actor who stars along side Damian Lewis in Showtime's series, Billions, joins Brian to discuss working together on the set of the show.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2018
Alex Guarnaschelli 5/1/18
3673
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Brian in a wide ranging convo about food, life and living up to impossible expectations.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2018
Dan Richer 4/24/18
4170
Dan Richer on how his pursuit of excellence led to him being named&nbsp; New York’s best pizza chef—while living in New Jersey!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 24, 2018
Jeffrey DeMunn 4/17/18
4050
Jeffrey DeMunn,&nbsp; from Billions and Walking Dead, on a lifetime as an actor.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2018
Guy Fieri 4/10/18
4710
Food Network legend Guy Fieri on how to harness your personal power.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2018
Tony Gilroy 4/3/18
3591
The legend Tony Gilroy is back.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2018
Brian Koppelman 3/27/18
3103
Brian answers your questions about how to be your most creative self.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2018
Wylie Dufresne 3/20/18
4452
Wylie Dufresne, legendary, groundbreaking chef, on his reason why.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2018
Asia Kate Dillon 3/13/18
4059
Asia Kate Dillon, trailblazer, Taylor Mason on Billions, on making the decision to come back to New York after it had beaten them the first time.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2018
Tom McCarthy: (10/27/15)
4243
Tom McCarthy, from when Spotlight came out, on the highs and lows of the creative life<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2018
Clancy Brown 2/27/18
3993
Clancy Brown on what it felt like up on that roof in Shawshank. And how surprised he was when Highlander became a cult classic. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2018
Ruben Santiago Hudson 2/20/18
3778
Ruben Santiago Hudson, actor, playwright and director on his almost impossible journey from welfare rooming house to the Tony Awards.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2018
John August 2/13/18
4008
John August, screenwriter of Big Fish, Go and Charlie's Angels, on the rewards of always pushing yourself into new fields, as he did with his first middle grades novel, Arlo Finch in the Valley Of Fire.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2018
Craig Finn 2/6/18
3580
Craig Finn on the state of The Hold Steady, Small r redemption and how to find God in Chicago<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2018
Brian Koppelman 1/30/18
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It's the first ever, Ask Me Anything in The Moment. Brian answers your questions and talks about how to live a creative life, process, and bumps along the way. ​<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2018
Seth Godin 1/23/18
3637
Seth Godin, best selling author and certified genius, on the pursuit of excellence and how to actually do the work you dream of doing<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2018
Adam Carolla 1/16/18
2910
Adam Carolla is back for a second visit. He and Brian get into all of it!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2018
Jon Bon Jovi 1/9/18
4099
Jon Bon Jovi, newly elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in his first ever no holds barred podcast interview<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2018
AJ Jacobs 1/2/18
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AJ Jacobs, the immersion journalist, talks about how treating your life as an experiment can lead to an interesting and fulfilling life<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 02, 2018
Peter Buck and Corin Tucker: Filthy Friends 12/19/17
3283
Peter Buck (REM) and Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) talk to Brian about their new, amazing band<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2017
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon 12/12/17
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Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon on what it took to turn their life story into the movie of the year<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2017
Danny Meyer 12/5/17
3555
Danny Meyer, the world’s most successful restaurateur on how and when to trust your gut<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2017
Eric Heisserer 11/28/17
4093
Eric Heisserer, Arrival screenwriter, on how to keep going when everyone in your life tells you to give up<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2017
Jenna Fischer 11/21/17
4407
Jenna Fischer joins Brian to discuss breaking in, staying in, and how to be a professional<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2017
Christina Tosi 11/14/17
4473
Brian talks to the genius behind Milk Bar about fighting for your place at the table, how to create blinding innovations, and the value of a sweet tooth.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2017
Mike Mills 11/7/17
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REM's Mike Mills, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Automatic For The People, on the Moment the band came together, how they kept it together, and why they remain so important to their fans all these years later.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2017
New Episode November 7th!​
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The Moment is coming back! Brian talks about why the show matters so much to him. And tells us who the next guest will be. Featuring Mike Mills and Christina Tosi.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2017
Bomani Jones 7/25/17
4465
Note: This is the last episode of The Moment in collaboration with Slate. The Moment will continue, and if you're already subscribed to this feed, you will continue to receive new episodes when they are released. <br><br>Brian sits down with sportscaster Bomani Jones of ESPN's <em>The Right Time, The Evening Jones, </em>and until recently, the show <em>Highly Questionable,</em> about being "the smartest man in sports", his background in economics, and how he checks himself. <br><br>Support for this podcast comes from Prudential. Their new podcast <em>Everyday Bravery</em> brings inspiring and personal stories about finding the courage that brings out the best in us. Go to <a href="http://everydaybravery.com/">EverydayBravery.com</a> or subscribe to <em>Everyday Bravery</em> wherever podcasts are available.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 25, 2017
Alton Brown 7/11/17
4140
Brian sits down with Alton Brown of Good Eats, Iron Chef America, and more, to discuss his history with the band R.E.M., the origins of Good Eats, and Alton's love of Gaines-Burgers dog food.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2017
Don Winslow 6/27/17
3719
Brian Koppelman sits down with Author Don Winslow to talk about his new book The Force, which Stephen King calls "The Godfather, only with cops". Plus, honor and loyalty, cops, and how to write a first novel.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2017
El-P 6/13/17
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Brian Koppelman is joined by El-P to discuss his musical development and growing up in New York City. Best known as one half of Run The Jewels, El-P has been producing and rapping for decades, first as part of Company Flow and then as a solo artist and producer on albums like Cannibal Ox’s <em>The Cold Vein,</em> Killer Mike’s <em>R.A.P. Music,</em> and his solo albums <em>Fantastic Damage </em>and <em>Cancer 4 Cure. </em>They discuss how El-P got into hip-hop, high school delinquency, achieving massive success, and finding his place in music.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2017
Slaid Cleaves 5/30/17
3682
Brian Koppelman sits down with singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves to discuss his origins, influences, and where his music comes from. Slaid performs two songs, "Cry" from the albums <em>Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away </em>and <em>Sorrow &amp; Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge</em> and the new song "Already Gone" from <em>Ghost On the Car Radio.<br><br></em>The Moment is brought to you by <em>Showstopper</em>, a new podcast from Spotify. <em>Showstopper </em>answers the question “how did that awesome song end up in that great show?” Listen to <em>Showstopper</em> and your favorite music on the Spotify mobile app for free now.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2017
Christine Vachon: 5/16/17
3594
Long-time independent film producer Christine Vachon of Killer Films sits down with Brian Koppelman to discuss her career as a producer in the industry. They talk about what it was like getting started in the early years of her career, about some of her early work, about what it looks like for women in the industry now and about how she stays engaged and inspired.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 16, 2017
Hank Azaria: 5/2/17
3670
Brian Koppelman is joined by Hank Azaria to talk about Hank's TV series <em>Brockmire</em>, in which Hank plays baseball announcer Jim Brockmire who has a very public meltdown when he learns of his wife's infidelity. They talk about Hank's early career as a an actor, his gift of mimicry and how he's been able to cope with being a perfectionist. Plus, they clear up a little beef about a poker game.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 02, 2017
Mike Murphy: 4/18/17
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Republican strategist and host of the podcast <a href="http://radiofreegop.com/">Radio Free GOP</a> Mike Murphy sat down with Brian Koppelman for a conversation about how some from both sides of the political spectrum are behaving during a time in which traditional democratic norms are threatened. They touch on the fundamental differences between Democrats and Republicans, the extremes of both parties and how Murphy established his Republican ideals in college.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2017
Beth Schacter: 4/4/17
3737
Beth Schacter is a writer and producer on the show Quantico. <a href="http://bethschacter.com/">Beth</a> and Brian talk about her early career as a filmmaker and about how she developed her exceptional taste.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2017
Best of Seth Godin: 3/21/2017
3855
In this special episode, hear excerpts from three conversations between Brian Koppelman and New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin. The first conversations between Brian and Seth aired in October 2014. They've since maintained a friendship and rapport which carries throughout each episode.<br><br>To find these full conversations, visit The Moment's podcast feed wherever you get your podcasts.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2017
Hooman Majd: 3/7/17
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Hooman Majd grew up the son of an Iranian diplomat. He talks with Brian about his experience as Iranian-American and muslim, how he began to write about Iran after a long career in the music industry and his identity under the Trump administration.<br><br>Production note: this podcast was recorded in January soon after Trump's executive action banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority muslim countries entry into the U.S.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2017
Tony Gilroy: 2/28/17
4319
In this re-run episode produced by the former <a href="http://grantland.com/">Grantland Media</a>, Brian sits down with Tony Gilroy, write and director of 'Michael Clayton' and the 'Bourne' movies to discuss why and how he continues to pursue his work.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 28, 2017
Marcus Samuelsson: 2/21/17
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Marcus Samuelsson is the chef and co-owner of Red Rooster in Harlem, an American cuisine restaurant that celebrates the tastes and different cultures of Harlem.&nbsp; Samuelsson recently authored <em>The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. </em>They talk about Marcus’s journey as an immigrant making his way as a New York City chef, how he began learning about Harlem to create food there, and about the role food plays at different moments in culture.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 21, 2017
Patterson Hood: 2/14/17
3680
Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers stopped by to talk to Brian about how the group's latest album <em>American Band </em>came to be just before the election. They talk about Patterson's writing process, his influences, including Bruce Springsteen, and about the moment when Jason Isbell stood in for a set at a house show. Plus, Patterson plays one of Brian's favorite songs from the new album-- 'Ever South.'<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2017
Evan McMullin: 2/7/17
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This conversation really began in December of last year when Brian <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/evan-mcmullins-quest-to-save-democracy">posed a question to Evan McMullin on Twitter</a>. Now Brian and Evan sit down to continue it. Evan McMullin, who ran as an independent in the 2016 presidential election and secured 21% of the vote in Utah, shares why he ran for president, about how his time as a CIA operative and his years of mission work inform his political views, and lays out what Americans can <em>really </em>do under this new administration. McMullin actively speaks out against President Trump and he recently co-founded <a href="https://standuprepublic.com/about-us">Stand Up Republic</a>, an organization aimed at preserving traditional American principles.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2017
Josh Ritter: 1/31/17
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Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter sits down with Brian to talk about his new album <em>Sermon on the Rocks</em>, his influences including Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, and his early life teaching himself music. You can check out Ritter's <em>Sermon on the Rocks </em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sermon-on-the-rocks/id1024335136">here</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2017
Mike Lupica: 1/18/17
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Mike Lupica talks about Donald Trump, how he thinks about his writing, and how he started writing in the first place. Come for the podcast, stay for Brian's incredible Dunkin' Donuts story.<br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Dunkin’ Donuts. Upgrade your day with DD Perks. Earn a free Dunkin’ Donuts beverage when you enroll by using promo code <strong>DDPODCAST</strong>, and speed past the line in store with on-the-go ordering. Download the Dunkin’ app and enroll today.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 19, 2017
Adam Carolla: 1/10/17
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In this previously unaired episode, Brian joins Adam Carolla in his Carolla Digital studios for a chat about what he thinks people get wrong about him (5:00), why he always answers the question that's asked of him and the problems associated with that (16:00), and the two ponder the question of a "level-playing field" (22:00). Plus, the two discuss racial representation in careers and institutions (32:00), how Adam thought about himself when he was young (43:00), and to wrap things up, Adam gives us an example of a time he admits he was wrong (54:00).<br><br>This conversation was taped in April 2016 and is being aired for the first time today.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2017
James Altucher: 1/3/17
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Back for his 2nd appearance on The Moment, James Altucher joins Brian to hammer out why this show (yes, this one — The Moment) went on a hiatus after the election. Here, James tries to convince Brian as to why these conversations are of importance in a world where Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States (2:00). Also, Brian and James discuss a moving piece written by James about why he believes he wasn’t a good parent and how James goes about checking in with himself in times of stress (14:00). Later on the two talk about how to best use their time and their resources once the new President enters office to make real tangible changes in the world (26:00) and address their concerns with the incoming administration (30:00). And finally, James talks about his new book, <em>Reinvent Yourself </em>(48:00).<br><br>James’ new book can be purchased by <a href="http://https://www.amazon.com/Reinvent-Yourself-James-Altucher-ebook/dp/B01NAM6W70/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;qid=&amp;sr=">clicking here</a>.<br><br>What happens to our digital lives when we’re gone? <em>LifeAfter</em>, a new series from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the creators of last year’s award-winning <em>The Message</em>, explores these very questions. Listen and download <em>LifeAfter </em>wherever you find your podcasts.<br><br>Shownotes: <a href="http://slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Leave a Review: <a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 03, 2017
John Grisham: 11/1/16
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John Grisham is the internationally known best selling author of some of the best legal thrillers of our time (<em>A Time To Kill</em>, <em>The Firm</em>, <em>The Pelican Brief</em>). In his first longform podcast interview, John joins Brian to talk about whether or not he has a mission in his writing (1:30), when he first started thinking of himself as a writer (14:30), and how he structures his stories (23:45). Plus, John tells us why he didn't take it personally when he received numerous rejection letters for his first novel (36:00), what keeps him up at night and wanting to write the next book (41:30), and finally whether or not he sees the appeal for Donald Trump (48:00).<br><br>John's new book <em>The Whistler</em> can be purchased by <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Whistler-John-Grisham-ebook/dp/B01C1LUFFK/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;qid=&amp;sr=">clicking here</a>.<br><br>Shownotes: <a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Leave a Review: <a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2016
Daniel Negreanu: 10/18/16
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Daniel Negreanu is one of (if not&nbsp;<em>the&nbsp;</em>best) poker player in the world today. He has set all kinds of records in the poker community, but today he tells us how he did it. To kick things off, Brian and Daniel discuss their old spat from&nbsp;<em>Tilt&nbsp;</em>and how their relationship has changed since then (5:00), when Daniel decided to become a professional poker player (17:00), and how he observes people to pick up information (27:00). Also, the two talk about how Daniel's definition of success has changed over the years (32:00), what he's interested in outside the poker table (45:00), and how the Rocky movies help get him ready to make a run at the WSOP Final Table every year (54:00).<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Leave a Review:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Freshbooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to- day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30 day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://FreshBooks.com/MOMENT"><strong>FreshBooks.com/MOMENT</strong></a>&nbsp;and enter&nbsp;<strong>MOMENT</strong>&nbsp;in the “how did you hear about us” section.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2016
Richard Shindell: 10/4/16
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Richard Shindell is a singer-songwriter who is best known for telling deeply human stories with his songs. His latest album, which you can purchase by&nbsp;<a href="http://https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/careless/id1146078398">clicking here</a>, is&nbsp;<em>Careless.&nbsp;</em>We kick off today's show with Richard playing a song off the new album titled "All Wide Open." Then, Brian and Richard talk about the themes which Richard keeps revisiting in his songs (10:30), the time he spent in the seminary (20:30), and why this new album is a kind of departure for him creatively (34:00). The two round out the conversation talking about Richard's writing process (44:00) and why the dispossessed are so often featured in his music (54:00). Richard ends the podcast by playing one of Brian's favorite songs "Kentworth of My Dreams."<br><br>The Moment is brought to iBooks. iBooks is the place to find the books that people are talking about right now, including&nbsp;<em>Born to Run</em>, Bruce Springsteen’s memoir. It's a mix of beautiful nostalgia and straight talk about family, fame, and music. Get it on&nbsp;<a href="http://apple.co/brucespringsteen"><strong>apple.co/brucespringsteen</strong></a>, where you’ll find all his music too.<br><br><strong>Panoply Survey<br></strong>We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved.&nbsp;<strong>To fill out the survey, just go to:&nbsp;</strong><a href="applewebdata://17C1D228-64C7-4307-A340-BC7092647324/www.panoply.fm/survey"><strong>www.panoply.fm/survey</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 04, 2016
Will Toledo (Car Seat Headrest): 9/27/16
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At 24, Will Toledo is the lead singer-songwriter for one of this summer's hottest bands, Car Seat Headrest. He's also the youngest guest to ever be on The Moment. Today, Will talks about how he thinks about structuring an album (6:00), trying not to repeat the narrative of his predecessors (14:00), and how he receives feedback for his songs (28:30). Plus, Will and Brian discuss the wide audience Car Seat Headrest is reaching with its new album (37:00) and why it's important for artists to shape their own work rather than be shaped by their audience (41:30). And on a final note, Will is already working on the next album and he's thinking it may be a little different (55:00).<br><br>You can check out Car Seat Headrest's latest release,&nbsp;<em>Teens of Denial</em>, by&nbsp;<a href="http://https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/teens-of-denial/id1117093779">clicking here</a>.<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Leave a Review:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to&nbsp;<a href="http://BlueApron.com/MOMENT"><strong>BlueApron.com/MOMENT</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2016
Seth Godin: 9/20/16
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Back for his 3rd appearance on the show – New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin, joins Brian this week to talk about his upcoming book, "What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind?" (3:00). You can preorder Seth's book by clicking&nbsp;<a href="http://godin.nfshost.com/">here</a>. To start things off, Seth and Brian discuss the concept of "certainty" in creation (11:00), whether or not writer's block really exists (20:00), and why Seth used to ask the question "How many gas stations are there in the United States?" when interviewing potential employees (36:00). To round out the conversation, the two reflect on different artists and how they approached creating their art (40:00) and why fear is signal that you're doing something right (54:00).&nbsp;<br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Upstanders, a new podcast from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Hear stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Listen and subscribe to Upstanders on iTunes now.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2016
Glen Phillips: 9/6/16
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Glen Phillips is a singer-songwriter best known for his work with Toad the Wet Sprocket. He has a new solo album coming out called&nbsp;<em>Swallowed by the New</em>&nbsp;which you can pre-order by&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1132193476?ls=1&amp;app=itunes">clicking here</a>. Today, Glen &amp; Brian jump right into it and talk about Glen's recent divorce and other catastrophic changes in his life (4:00), writing songs about these difficult moments in life (11:30), and how hope makes its way into his music (25:00). Plus, Glen takes a look at his career and how he's now in the business of reaching less people more deeply (35:00). Also, Brian talks about a letter he sent to Glen when he was having complicated feelings about his success (45:00) and asks Glen about the advice he would give his talented daughter about entering the music business (56:00). Glen ends the show by playing an incredible rendition of a song off the new album, "Criminal Career."<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Leave a Review:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to&nbsp;<a href="http://BlueApron.com/MOMENT"><strong>BlueApron.com/MOMENT</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2016
Michael Chiklis: 8/23/16
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Michael Chiklis is an actor and a musician best known for his work on FX's&nbsp;<em>The Shield</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Gotham</em>&nbsp;on FOX. He has a new album coming out called&nbsp;<em>Influence</em>&nbsp;which you can pre-order by&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/influence/id1123186345">clicking here</a>. Today, Michael talks about the commencement speech he gave at his daughter's graduation this past spring (5:00), growing up in New England with a working class father and a mother who aspired to be in the Opera (12:00), and why he became filled with rage when he auditioned for the lead role in FX's&nbsp;<em>The Shield</em>&nbsp;(24:00). Plus, Michael discusses the performance aspect of performance art and how he channels his energy like a great athlete to live up to and completely in the moment (38:00). The two round out their conversation by discussing Mike's latest venture, a new album called&nbsp;<em>Influence</em>,<em>&nbsp;</em>and why the theatrical bands of the 70's and 80's made an impression on him as a young actor (45:00).<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Leave a Review:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Freshbooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to- day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30 day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://FreshBooks.com/MOMENT"><strong>FreshBooks.com/MOMENT</strong></a>&nbsp;and enter&nbsp;<strong>MOMENT</strong>&nbsp;in the “how did you hear about us” section.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2016
Mike Birbiglia: 7/26/16
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Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker. His latest film, produced alongside This American Life's Ira Glass, is&nbsp;<em>Don't Think Twice&nbsp;</em>and is out for limited release this week. Today, Mike talks about workshopping the script for&nbsp;<em>Don't Think Twice</em>&nbsp;(5:00), how he absorbs story notes (16:00), and how fatherhood changed his priorities and his writing (23:00). Plus, Mike discusses how he tries to find a balance between being selfish and selfless (30:00) and how long the good feeling of making people laugh actually lasts (43:00).<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Leave a Review:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Freshbooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to- day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30 day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://FreshBooks.com/MOMENT"><strong>FreshBooks.com/MOMENT</strong></a>&nbsp;and enter&nbsp;<strong>MOMENT</strong>&nbsp;in the “how did you hear about us” section.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2016
Mark Halperin: 7/13/16
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Mark Halperin is the co-host of&nbsp;<em>With All Due Respect</em>&nbsp;on Bloomberg TV and the Executive Producer of Showtime’s&nbsp;<em>The Circus</em>&nbsp;(Sunday nights at 8PM). Today, Mark talks about his beginnings as a journalist (2:00), makes his argument about why the media is liberally bias (14:00), and questions how much longer he’ll be covering politics (26:00). Plus, John talks about why he believes most politicians are in public office to do good (35:00) and what his number one question would be if he had the chance to interview Justice John Roberts (42:00).<br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast that gets personal about making, losing, and living with money. Created by Umpqua Bank and hosted by SuChin Pak, download and subscribe to Open Account wherever you get your podcasts.&nbsp;<br><br>And by FreshBooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to-day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30-day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://FreshBooks.com/MOMENT">FreshBooks.com/MOMENT</a>&nbsp;and enter&nbsp;<strong>MOMENT</strong>&nbsp;in the “how did you hear about us” section.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 13, 2016
Savannah Guthrie: 6/21/16
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Savannah Guthrie is the co-anchor of The Today Show and the Chief Legal Correspondent of NBC News. Today she joins Brian for a conversation about her life as a young adult, landing her first gig on TV, and how she prepares to interview the likes of Donald Trump. Savannah also talks about how she views her position in the media and tells a great story about deciding to go law school and making&nbsp;<em>the</em>&nbsp;decision that changed the course of her life.<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppleman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 21, 2016
Alan Furst: 6/7/16
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Alan Furst is the bestselling author of Midnight in Europe, Night Soldiers, and Spies of the Balkans. His latest book, A Hero of France, is out now and available by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812996496/?tag=slatmaga-20">clicking here</a>. Today, Alan discusses how he first came about creating his own fictional world in the tradition of William Faulkner and William Kennedy (2:00), the question he asked himself which opened him up as a writer (10:30), and the idea of a certain kind of heroism in his books (24:00). Plus, Alan talks about why he hasn’t returned to France in years (34:00) and the creative routine he established to become a master of historical spy fiction (44:00).<br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast that gets personal about making, losing, and living with money. Created by Umpqua Bank and hosted by SuChin Pak, download and subscribe to Open Account wherever you get your podcasts.<br><br>And by FreshBooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to-day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30-day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://FreshBooks.com/Moment">FreshBooks.com/Moment</a>&nbsp;and enter “Moment” in the “how did you hear about us” section.&nbsp;<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2016
Andrew Zimmern: 5/24/16
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Andrew Zimmern is best known as the creator and host of the&nbsp;<em>Bizarre Foods</em>&nbsp;franchise on Travel Channel. New episodes of&nbsp;<em>Bizarre Foods</em>&nbsp;begin June 21st at 9PM and his new show,&nbsp;<em>Driven By Food</em>, premieres in August. On today's show, Andrew talks about the transformative power of travel (7:00), a life changing trip to Madagascar (15:00), and the decision he made to be himself, rather than a character of himself, on&nbsp;<em>Bizarre Foods</em>&nbsp;(27:00). Plus, Andrew and Brian discuss his love of tussling with the network (35:00), a story behind the first episode of his new show,&nbsp;<em>Driven By Food&nbsp;</em>(47:00), and how show business is the perfect business for Andrew to grow spiritually and artistically (55:00).<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2016
Hayes Carll: 5/17/16
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Hayes Carll is a singer-songwriter who just released the best album of his career called&nbsp;<em>Lovers<br>and Leavers</em>. You can purchase it by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BFZN19U/?tag=slatmaga-20">clicking here</a>. To kick off the show, Hayes plays a song from the new album called “Sake of the Song” and then talks to Brian about getting out of his creative comfort zone (8:00), the process of creating the album (16:00), and the fear of not doing what was expected of him (30:00). Plus, Hayes and Brian learn about the death of Guy Clark (38:00) and discuss how his new songs are being received and what it feels like to reconnect with his music and fans.<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/BrianKoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2016
Ryan Holiday: 5/3/16
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Ryan Holiday is a writer, marketer, and entrepreneur best known for his books&nbsp;<em>Trust Me I'm Lying&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>The Obstacle is the Way</em>. Ryan's latest book,&nbsp;<em>Ego is the Enemy</em>, is due out in early June. Preorder it today by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/1591847818/?tag=slatmaga-20">clicking here</a>. This week, Ryan talks about why he wrote a book about stoicism [5:00], how he came up with the idea for&nbsp;<em>Ego is the Enemy&nbsp;</em>[14:00], and the different ideas he still grapples with in his writing [27:00]. Plus, Ryan talks about the difference between ego and confidence [33:00] and why your most important networking tool is asking smart questions [46:00].<br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast that gets personal about making, losing, and living with money. Created by Umpqua Bank and hosted by SuChin Pak, download and subscribe to Open Account wherever you get your podcasts.<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Review us:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 03, 2016
Karyn Kusama: 4/19/16
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Karyn Kusama is the director of four films including the Sundance award winning movie,&nbsp;<em>Girlfight</em>, and the recently released dinner party thriller,&nbsp;<em>The Invitation –&nbsp;</em>available now by clicking&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D0QG8EW/?tag=slatmaga-20">here</a>. Today on the show, Karyn talks about the movies&nbsp;that influenced&nbsp;<em>The Invitation</em>&nbsp;(4:00),&nbsp;recognizing the strangeness in great works of art (11:00), and why men are&nbsp;afforded more opportunities than women in the movie making business (26:00).&nbsp;Plus, Brian and Karyn discuss how directing television keeps you creatively fit&nbsp;(38:00), how Karyn checks in with herself about the work she wants to be&nbsp;creating (42:00), and why, in adulthood, she’s finally finding the strength in&nbsp;being a vulnerable human being (53:00).<br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Monster. Find employees who work as hard as you at&nbsp;<a href="http://monster.com/hiring">Monster.com/hiring</a>. Monster. Find Better.<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Review us:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 19, 2016
Jane Rosenthal: 4/12/16
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Jane Rosenthal is one of the most renowned producers in show business. Along with Robert De Niro, she co-founded Tribeca Productions in lower Manhattan and is also the co-founder of the TriBeCa Film Festival which begins this week in New York City. Go grab your tickets&nbsp;<a href="https://tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets">today</a>. On today’s show, Jane talks about being the first female page in the Rhode Island State House (5:00), the roadblocks she had to fight through as a young woman producing television<br>(19:00), and meeting Martin Scorsese on the set of&nbsp;<em>The Color of Money&nbsp;</em>(23:00). Plus, Brian and Jane discuss the long road to making&nbsp;<em>A Bronx Tale</em>&nbsp;(31:00), Robert De Niro’s performance as Bernie Madoff in the upcoming HBO movie&nbsp;<em>The Wizard of Lies&nbsp;</em>(45:30), and the character trait that she knows about Hillary Clinton that nobody else can truly see (57:00).<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>Leave us a review:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Monster. Find employees who work as hard as you at Monster.com/hiring. Monster. Find Better.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 12, 2016
Colin Quinn: (4/1/14)
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Note: This podcast was originally produced and aired by Grantland in April 2014.<br><br>Former 'SNL' star Colin Quinn and Brian trade tragic Motley Crue stories, talk about the surrealism of early Adam Sandler, and why colin digs being the Yoda of comedians.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 05, 2016
Gabrielle Hamilton: 3/29/16
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Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef and owner of Prune in New York City and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir,&nbsp;<em>Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef</em>. On the show, Gabrielle talks about why irony is an enemy in modern cooking (5:30), how her abbreviated childhood shaped her personality and career (15:00), and why she doesn’t hold any concepts or philosophy about food (24:00). Plus, Brian and Gabrielle discuss whether or not she’s aware of the nostalgic dining experience she’s creating for people (34:00) and why Gabrielle doesn’t think taste is subjective (40:00).<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br><a href="http://prunerestaurant.com/">Prune</a><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812980883/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef</em></a><em>&nbsp;</em>by Gabrielle Hamilton<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0385491220/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>What Salmon Know</em></a><em>&nbsp;</em>by Elwood Reid<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0385491204/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>If I Don’t Six</em></a><em>&nbsp;</em>by Elwood Reid<br><a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/">University of Michigan</a><br><a href="http://www.pbs.org/food/features/the-mind-of-a-chef-season-4/"><em>Mind of a Chef</em></a><em>&nbsp;<br></em><a href="http://www.narrativemagazine.com/sixwords">Ernest Hemingway’s Six Word Story</a><br><a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/02/25/say-it-all-in-six-words">Mario Batali’s Six Word Memoir</a><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/1453878254/?tag=slatmaga-20">Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays</a><br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV86pwOnm4w">“Romeo Had Juliette”</a>&nbsp;by Lou Reed<br><a href="http://www.elbulli.info/">elBulli</a><br><a href="http://www.danielnyc.com/">Daniel NYC</a><br><br>People mentioned:<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/dining/02Hamilton.html">Gabrielle Hamilton</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/elrudest">Elwood Reid</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/Mariobatali">Mario Batali</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/davidchang">David Chang</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/Bourdain">Anthony Bourdain</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/ThisIsSethsBlog">Seth Godin</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/ferranadria">Ferran Adria</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/DanBarber">Dan Barber</a><br><br>The Moment is brought to you by Amazon. Detective Harry Bosch is back on the new season of Amazon’s Original Series Bosch, based on the best selling novels by Michael Connelly. Stream the new season now on Amazon Prime Video.&nbsp;<br><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2016
Chuck Todd: (6/9/15)
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Note: This episode originally aired in June 2015.<br><br>Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of Meet the Press, talks about the political landscape and his role in it. Brian and Chuck also discuss the line between journalism and show business, the value of long-form interviews, and Chuck's waning enthusiasm for the political game. Plus, Chuck dives into his vision for Meet the Press, the burden of hosting the longest running television show in history, and the real story behind Advise and Consent.<br><br>Topics this week:<br><br>NBC's Meet the Press<br>The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House by Chuck Todd<br>The Julliard School<br>Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy<br>Up, Simba! an essay by David Foster Wallace<br>Bulworth<br>Network<br>Advise and Consent<br>Preston Brooks and Charles Sumner Fight<br>Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston<br><br><br>People this week:<br><br>Former Senator Rick Santorum<br>Governor John Kasich<br>Senator Rand Paul<br>Former Vice President Dick Cheney<br>Senator Bernie Sanders<br>Former Governor Jeb Bush<br>Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton<br>President Barack Obama<br>Former Senator Lester Hunt<br>Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann<br>Former President Bill Clinton<br>Senator John McCain<br>Ross Perot<br>Mayor Bill de Blasio<br>Bill Thompson&nbsp;<br><br><br>Twitter: @briankoppelman<br>Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 22, 2016
Tom Rath: 3/15/16
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Tom Rath is a New York Times bestselling author and researcher best known for his books&nbsp;<em>Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life</em>. On the show, Tom shares a few tips about how to make better micro-decisions (7:00) and how to teach kids better social and behavioral dynamics (17:00). Plus, Brian and Tom discuss the work of Adam Grant and why doing things for others is often our best motivator (21:00). Tom also talks about the difference between finding happiness and finding meaning (31:00) and shares his thoughts about people pursuing their passions and how we can change employee to employer relationships to encourage people to find meaningful work (41:00).&nbsp;<br><br>You can watch Tom’s documentary,&nbsp;<em>Fully Charged</em>, by clicking&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01948A3QE/?tag=slatmaga-20">here</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/1939714036/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Fully Charged</em></a>&nbsp;by Tom Rath<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01948A3QE/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Fully Charged Documentary</em></a><em><br></em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/1939714001/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Eat Move Sleep</em></a>&nbsp;by Tom Rath<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/159562015X/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Strengths Finder 2.0</em></a>&nbsp;by Tom Rath<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/080701429X/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Man’s Search for Meaning</em></a>&nbsp;by Viktor Frankl<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0143124986/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Give and Take</em></a>&nbsp;by Adam Grant<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0525429565/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Originals</em></a>&nbsp;by Adam Grant<br><br>People mentioned:<br><a href="https://twitter.com/TomCRath">Tom Rath</a><br><a href="http://dyson.cornell.edu/people/brian-wansink">Brian Wansink</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/NAChristakis">Nicholas Christakis</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/jaltucher">James Altucher</a><br><a href="http://fowler.ucsd.edu/">James Fowler</a><br><a href="http://som.yale.edu/amy-wrzesniewski">Amy Wrzesniewski</a><br><br>The Moment is brought to you Monster. Find employees who work as hard as you at&nbsp;<a href="http://monster.com/hiring">Monster.com/hiring</a>. Monster. Find Better.&nbsp;<br><br>And by Amazon. Detective Harry Bosch is back on the new season of Amazon’s Original Series Bosch, based on the best selling novels by Michael Connelly. Stream the new season now on Amazon Prime Video.<br><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Podcast production by Jayson De Leon<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2016
Malin Akerman: 3/8/16
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Malin Akerman is an actress best known for her roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Couples Retreat, and Showtime’s latest series, Billions. Today, Malin discusses how a tumultuous relationship with her mother shaped her career and personality (6:00), when she noticed she wanted to be an actor (11:00), and how becoming a parent moved her away from comedy and towards drama (23:00). Plus, Malin talks about how she prepares to go toe-to-toe with Maggie Siff in a scene (32:00) and the effect of being an outsider on playing American characters (36:00).<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br>Billions<br>Landmark Forum<br>The Complete Works of William Shakespeare<br>Rock of Ages<br>Trophy Wife<br>The Ticket<br>Tribeca Film Festival<br>The Heartbreak Kid<br><br>People mentioned:<br>Malin Akerman<br>David Levien<br>Neil Burger<br>Melissa Errico<br>Paul Giamatti<br>Oren Moverman<br>Maggie Siff<br><br>The Moment is brought to you by A&amp;E’s hit series Bates Motel. Catch the new season when it returns Monday March 7th at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on A&amp;E.&nbsp;<br><br>Email: themomentbk@gmail.com<br>Twitter: @BrianKoppelman<br>iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 08, 2016
Zach Quinto: 2/29/16
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Zach Quinto is an actor and a producer best known for his roles in&nbsp;<em>Heroes, Margin Call</em>, and in the&nbsp;<em>Star Trek</em>&nbsp;films as Spock. Today, Zach discusses how the death of his father shaped his childhood and career (2:00), how he landed in Noah Haidle’s&nbsp;<em>Smokefall</em>&nbsp;(16:00), and the years of self examination that helped him better understand his goals as an artist (27:00). Plus, Zach reflects on how the plant medicine, ayahuasca, helped him release a character that lingered from&nbsp;<em>Angels in America</em>&nbsp;(38:00) and looks forward to his upcoming role as Glenn Greenwald in Oliver Stone’s&nbsp;<em>Snowden</em>&nbsp;(43:00).&nbsp;<br><br>To get tickets to see Smokefall&nbsp;<a href="http://www.broadway.com/shows/smokefall/">click here</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br><em>Smokefall<br>Margin Call<br>Angels in America<br>Star Trek Beyond<br></em>Carnegie Mellon School of Drama<br><em>The Immaculate Reception</em>&nbsp;a short film by Charlotte Glynn<br><em>Snowden<br>CitizenFour<br>City of Thieves</em>&nbsp;by David Benioff<br><em>What I Talk About When I Talk About Running</em>&nbsp;by Haruki Murakami<br><em>Franny and Zooey</em>&nbsp;by J.D. Salinger<br><em>Jitterbug Perfume&nbsp;</em>by Tom Robbins<br><em>Even Cowgirls Get the Blues</em>&nbsp;by Tom Robbins<br><em>Just Kids</em>&nbsp;by Patti Smith<br><em>M-Train</em>&nbsp;by Patti Smith<br><em>Horses<br>The Year of Magical Thinking&nbsp;</em>by Joan Didion<br><br>People mentioned:<br>Zach Quinto<br>Noah Haidle<br>Tony Kushner<br>Charlotte Glynn<br>Al Pacino<br>John Cazale<br>Glenn Greenwald<br>Oliver Stone<br>Melissa Leo<br>Tom Wilkinson<br>Joseph Gordon Levitt<br>J.C. Chandor<br>Neal Dodson<br>Corey Moosa<br>Christine Vachon<br>Tim Ferriss<br><br>The Moment is brought to you by A&amp;E’s hit series Bates Motel. Catch the new season when it returns Monday March 7th at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on A&amp;E.<br><br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto: themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Podcast production by Jayson De Leon.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 29, 2016
Ethan Canin: 2/23/16
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Ethan Canin is the author of two short story collections (<em>Emperor of the Air&nbsp;</em>&amp;&nbsp;<em>The Palace Thief</em>) and a number of novels including his latest,&nbsp;<em>A Doubter’s Almanac</em>. On today's show, Ethan discusses one of his favorite lines in literature (4:30), the state of contemporary fiction (14:30), and why he believes America has yet to learn how to teach English (23:00). Plus, Ethan reflects on the influence of Raymond Carver on writers of his generation (28:00), the types of characters he tends to consider in his work (31:00), and why he’s trying to do "the difficult thing." (41:00)<br><br><em>A Doubter’s Almanac</em>&nbsp;is available now by clicking&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400068266/?tag=slatmaga-20">here</a>.<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br><em>A Doubter’s Almanac&nbsp;</em>by Ethan Canin<br><em>Emperor of the Air&nbsp;</em>by Ethan Canin<br><em>Dreams of My Father&nbsp;</em>by Barack Obama<br><em>The Palace Thief &nbsp;</em>by Ethan Canin<br>“A Silver Dish” by Saul Bellow<br><em>The Giving Tree&nbsp;</em>by Shel Silverstein<br><em>Moby Dick</em>&nbsp;by Herman Melville<br><em>The Adventures of Augie March</em>&nbsp;by Saul Bellow<br><em>Tenth of December&nbsp;</em>by George Saunders<br><em>City of Thieves</em>&nbsp;by David Benioff<br><em>The Sun Also Rises&nbsp;</em>by Ernest Hemingway<br><em>Cathedral&nbsp;</em>by Raymond Carver<br><em>The Collected Stories of John Cheever&nbsp;</em>by John Cheever<br><em>America, America&nbsp;</em>by Ethan Canin<br><em>For Kings and Planets&nbsp;</em>by Ethan Canin<br>“When Einstein Was Wrong” by Jonah Bromwich<br><em>Einstein’s Dreams&nbsp;</em>by Alan Lightman<br><em>Sacred Hunger&nbsp;</em>by Barry Unsworth<br><em>The Deptford Trilogy&nbsp;</em>by Robertson Davies<br>“Bullet in the Brain” by Tobias Wolff<br><em>Memoir from Antproof Case&nbsp;</em>by Mark Helprin<br><em>A Soldier of the Great War</em>&nbsp;by Mark Helprin<br><br>People mentioned:<br>Ethan Canin<br>Barack Obama<br>Joe Fassler<br>Harold Bloom<br>David Foster Wallace<br>Mark Leyner<br>F. Scott Fitzgerald<br>Raymond Carver<br>Tess Gallagher<br>Gordon Lish<br>Michael Chabon<br>Alice Munro<br>Shakespeare<br>Danielle Steel<br>Elwood Reid<br>Martin Amis<br>Philip Roth<br>William Kennedy<br><br>The Moment is brought to you by A&amp;E’s hit series Bates Motel. Catch the new season when it returns Monday March 7th at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on A&amp;E.&nbsp;<br><br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 23, 2016
Judd Apatow: 2/16/16
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Judd Apatow is a writer, director, and producer of, more than likely, one of your favorite movies or shows. Today, Judd discusses the impact of Steve Martin on his career (2:00) and the existential conflict that fuels his work (13:00). Plus, Judd talks about his role as a mentor for Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham (22:00), how he manages a writer’s room (30:00), and why he may be looking to do something different on his next big project (36:00).<br><br>Judd’s new series,&nbsp;<em>Love</em>, is available this Friday (2/19) on Netflix. And&nbsp;<em>Girls</em>&nbsp;returns on HBO this Sunday (2/21).<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br><em>Love</em>&nbsp;on Netflix<br><em>Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy</em>&nbsp;by Judd Apatow<br><em>Girls&nbsp;</em>on HBO<br><em>Stripes<br>Waiting for Godot&nbsp;</em>by Samuel Beckett<br><em>Crimes and Misdemeanors<br>Hannah and Her Sisters<br>The Purple Rose of Cairo<br>Freaks and Geeks<br>Philadelphia<br>Roseanne<br>Tiny Furniture<br>Metropolitan<br>Everybody Love Raymond<br>The Ben Stiller Show<br>Cape Fear<br>Funny People<br>This is 40<br>Groundhog Day<br></em><br>People mentioned:<br>Judd Apatow<br>Adam McKay<br>Garry Shandling<br>Albert Brooks<br>Steve Martin<br>Michael Che<br>Bob Shad<br>Tony Robbins<br>Paul Lynde<br>Mike Nichols<br>Mel Brooks<br>Harold Ramis<br>Samuel Beckett<br>Paul Feig<br>Bill Cosby<br>Al Franken<br>Kristen Wiig<br>Lena Dunham<br>Amy Schumer<br>Leslie Mann<br>Phil Rosenthal<br>David Cross<br>Dino Stamatopoulos<br>Steve Carell<br><br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 16, 2016
Michael McDermott: (6/10/14)
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Matt Damon's character in 'Rounders' took his name from today's guest, great singer-songwriter Michael McDermott, who's had a long road back from darkness. (Originally aired in June 2014).<br><br>Michael's new album, Six on the Out (2016) is available by clicking&nbsp;<a href="http://www.michael-mcdermott.com/cds-downloads">here</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 12, 2016
John Moreland: 2/9/16
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John Moreland is a masterful singer-songwriter best known for his albums&nbsp;<em>In the Throes&nbsp;</em>(2013) and&nbsp;<em>High on Tulsa Heat&nbsp;</em>(2015). Fresh off his European tour with Jason Isbell, John joins us in the studio to talk about writing songs on the road and why nowadays, it’s more difficult to find the right melody than the right words (7:20). Plus, John describes how he first fell in love with music (12:20), why he chooses to not idolize the greats (31:15), and how his goal as a writer is to build what Bob Dylan would call “sturdy songs.” (34:00)<br><br>Stick around at the end of the show for a performance of “Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore” by John Moreland.<br><br>And also, please check out John’s performance on&nbsp;<em>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</em>&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNCabzJ8KJI">clicking here</a>.<br><br>Topics mentioned:<ul><li><em>High on Tulsa Heat</em>&nbsp;by John Moreland</li><li><em>In the Throes</em>&nbsp;by John Moreland</li><li><em>Earthbound Blues</em>&nbsp;by John Moreland</li><li>“Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore” by John Moreland</li><li>“Shiny Happy People” by REM</li><li>“Stand” by REM</li><li>“White Flag” by John Moreland</li><li>“Elephant” by Jason Isbell</li><li>“Step Inside This House” by Lyle Lovett</li><li>“One Headlight” by The Wallflowers</li><li>“Rich Man’s War” by Steve Earle</li><li>“Hearts Too Heavy” by John Moreland</li><li>“Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars” by John Moreland</li><li>Heartworn Highways</li><li>Don’t Look Back</li><li>Old No. 1 by Guy Clark</li><li>Dublin Blues by Guy Clark</li><li>Live at The Old Quarter by Townes van Zandt</li><li>Run the Jewels 1 &amp; 2</li><li>“Bad Liver and Broken Heart” by Hayes Carll</li><li>World Gone Wrong by Bob Dylan</li><li>“Sing Me Back Home” by Merle Haggard</li><li>Son of Anarchy</li></ul><br>People mentioned:<ul><li>John Moreland</li><li>Edgar Cayce</li><li>Jason Isbell</li><li>Harry Nilsson</li><li>Tom Petty</li><li>Bruce Springsteen</li><li>Jason Molina</li><li>Lightnin’ Hopkins</li><li>ZZ Top</li><li>Guy Clark</li><li>Townes van Zandt</li><li>Red City Radio</li><li>Banner Pilot</li><li>Randy Newman</li><li>Aaron Lee Tasjan</li><li>John Prine</li><li>Christian Lee Hudson</li><li>Toby Keith</li></ul><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 09, 2016
Scott Frank: 2/2/16
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Scott Frank is a distinguished screenwriter best known for movies such as Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, and A Walk Among the Tombstones. Scott’s new novel, Shaker, is written in the same vein as Elmore Leonard's finest books and is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0385350031/?tag=slatmaga-20">out today</a>. This week, Brian and Scott discuss the story of how Shaker came to be after more than 20 years (1:05) and why he has never had a better experience in the arts (56:31). Plus, Scott talks about how he manages a creative collaboration (13:53), battles his writing fears (36:23), and how things are finally lining up on his longtime pet project, Godless (59:30).<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br>Shaker by Scott Frank<br>Little Man Tate<br>Minority Report<br>A Walk Among the Tombstones<br>Out of Sight<br>Get Shorty<br>The Wolverine<br>Dead Again<br>Hoke<br>Marley &amp; Me<br>The Lookout<br>Scott Frank’s BAFTA speech<br>Dog Day Afternoon<br>Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid<br>The Frontpage by Ben Hecht<br>A Child of the Century by Ben Hecht<br>Monster: Living Off the Big Screen by John Gregory Dunne<br>The Tim Ferriss Show<br><br>People mentioned:<br>Scott Frank<br>Elmore Leonard<br>Donald Westlake<br>Carl Hiaasen<br>Peter Gethers<br>Bill Goldman<br>Lindsay Doran<br>Sydney Pollack<br>Derek Haas<br>Ben Hecht<br>Jodie Foster<br>Steven Soderbergh<br>Steven Spielberg<br>John Gregory Dunne<br>Craig Mazin<br><br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 02, 2016
Donny Deutsch: 1/26/16
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Donny Deutsch is an ad executive turned TV personality and star of USA Network’s Donny! Today, Brian and Donny discuss how he cultivated creativity as the head of Deutsch Inc. (one of NYC’s top ad agencies) and how those skills transferred over to the production of his new sitcom. Plus, Donny reflects on the lessons of his father, the original founder of Deutsch, and why he’s contemplating a run for political office in New York City.&nbsp;<br><br>The first season of Donny! is available on USA On Demand and by clicking here.<br><br><br>Topics mentioned:<br><br>Deutsch Inc.<br>The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch<br>Donny!<br>Billions<br>Mad Men<br>Often Wrong, Never in Doubt by Donny Deutsch and Peter Knobler<br>Sarah Palin’s Donald Trump endorsement speech<br>Morning Joe<br>Death of Freddie Gray<br>The Polo Bar NYC<br>Sirius XM Stars: Dialing Donny<br>The Sopranos<br>The Larry Sanders Show<br>Curb Your Enthusiam<br>The Godfather<br><br><br>People mentioned:<br><br>Donny Deutsch<br>Harvey Weinstein<br>Tim Ferriss<br>Harrison Ford<br>Dwayne Johnson<br>Jon Hamm<br>Rupert Murdoch<br>Seth Godin<br>Bill Clinton<br>Bill Gates<br>George Stephanopoulos<br>James Carville<br>Mandy Grunwald<br>Hillary Clinton<br>Donald Trump<br>William Bratton<br>Bill de Blasio<br>David Dinkins<br>Rudy Giuliani<br>Michael Bloomberg<br>Bill Murray<br>Michael J. Fox<br>Charlie Rose<br>Tony Robbins<br>Angie Day<br>Garry Shandling<br>Maggie Siff<br><br><br>This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions—a new series, Sundays at 10pm—only on Showtime.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Email: themomentbk@gmail.com<br>Twitter: @BrianKoppelman<br>iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 26, 2016
David Costabile: 1/19/16
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David Costabile is an actor best known for his roles on&nbsp;<em>Breaking Bad</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Wire</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Lincoln</em>. He stars in Showtime’s latest series,&nbsp;<em>Billions</em>, as Mike “Wags” Wagner, the right hand man to Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Today, Brian and David discuss the actor’s process and the importance of “assuming your own brilliance.” Plus, David talks about his fanboy’ish encounter with Bryan<br>Cranston, a theatre audition gone terribly wrong, and why he keeps creating rules<br>for himself just to break them.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Topics mentioned:<br>Billions<br>Breaking Bad<br>The Wire<br>Tufts University<br>Solitary Man<br>The Moment with Tom McCarthy: 10/27/15<br>Titanic<br>Shubert Theatre<br>A Chorus Line<br>Spamalot<br>The Mahabharata<br>The Empty Space<br>Caroline, or Change<br>Stripes<br>Heat<br>The Moment with Maggie Siff: 12/1/15<br>Bloodline<br><br><br>People mentioned:<br>David Costabile<br>David Levien<br>Andrew Ross Sorkin<br>Bryan Cranston<br>Peter O’Toole<br>Tom McCarthy<br>James Lapine<br>Mike Nichols<br>Bill Murray<br>Hank Azaria<br>Oliver Platt<br>Antony Sher<br>Tony Kushner<br>Maggie Siff<br>Glenn Kessler<br><br><br>This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions—a new series, Sundays at 10pm—only on Showtime.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 19, 2016
Justin Townes Earle: 1/12/16
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Justin Townes Earle is a distinguished singer-songwriter best known for records such as Midnight at the Movies and Harlem River Blues. Justin, the son of the legendary songwriter, Steve Earle, talks about growing up personally without his father and professionally in his wake. Plus, Justin reflects on his destructive youth, shares stories from the road, talks about learning how to read and write as a dyslexic, and why after all his struggles he still believes you don’t need to be miserable to write a great song.<br><br><br>His two latest albums are Single Mothers and Absent Fathers. For a full catalog of Justin’s music&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/justin-townes-earle/id216060599">click here</a>.<br><br><br>Topics mentioned:<br><br><br><ul><li>Single Mothers &amp; Absent Fathers by Justin Townes Earle</li><li>The Moment with Aimee Mann: 8/18/15</li><li>I Smile Back</li><li>“Midnight at the Movies” by Justin Townes Earle</li><li>The Moviegoer by Walker Percy</li><li>Closing Time by Tom Waits</li><li>Mindfield by Gregory Corso</li><li>“Cocksucking Blonde” by Stephen Yerkey</li><li>“Blues Run the Game” by Jackson Frank</li><li>“Am I That Lonely Tonight?” by Justin Townes Earle</li><li>“Christchurch Woman” by Justin Townes Earle</li><li>“Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving” by Justin Townes Earle</li><li>“Halfway to Jackson” by Justin Townes Earle</li><li>“Looking for a Place to Land” by Justin Townes Earle</li><li>“Hymn 101” by Joe Pug</li><li>“Traveling Alone” by Jason Isbell</li><li>“A Boy Named Sue” by Shel Silverstein</li><li>Guitar Town by Steve Earle</li><li>On the Road by Jack Kerouac</li><li>“South Georgia Sugar Babe” by Justin Townes Earle</li><li>“Desperados Waiting for a Train” by Guy Clark</li><li>Old No. 1 by Guy Clark</li><li>Dublin Blues by Guy Clark</li><li>“Hemingway’s Whiskey” by Guy Clark</li><li>Hearthworn Highways</li><li>“You Never Even Call Me By My Name” by David Allan Coe</li><li>“Would You Lay with Me in a Field of Stone” by David Allan Coe</li><li>“Baby Let Me Follow You Down” by Bob Dylan and Eric Von Schimidt</li><li>“The House of the Rising Sun” by Dave Van Ronk</li><li>“Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” a poem by Franklin P. Adams</li><li>Recording King guitars</li><li>War Elephant by Deer Tick</li><li>Middle Brother by Middle Brother</li><li>“Big Sky Country” by Chris Whitley</li><li>“Can’t Hardly Wait” a cover by Justin Townes Earle</li><li>Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now by Justin Townes Earle</li></ul><br><br>People mentioned:<br><br><br><ul><li>Justin Townes Earle</li><li>Aimee Mann</li><li>Steve Earle</li><li>Julian Lennon</li><li>Jakob Dylan</li><li>Townes Van Zandt</li><li>Ernest Hemingway</li><li>William Burroughs</li><li>John Gotti</li><li>William Vollmann</li><li>William Faulkner</li><li>Slash</li><li>Scotty Melton</li><li>Raymond Carver</li><li>Malcolm Holcombe</li><li>Penn Jillette</li><li>Steve Goodman</li><li>John McCauley</li><li>Louis Armstrong</li><li>Cheap Trick</li><li>Dr. Dre</li><li>George Will</li><li>John McGraw</li><li>Mike Mills</li><li>Willie Mays</li><li>Tony Fitzpatrick</li><li>Chris Stapleton</li><li>Sturgill Simpson</li><li>Gillian Welch</li><li>Taylor Goldsmith</li><li>Dawes</li><li>Delta Spirit</li></ul><br><br>This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions premieres January 17th at 10pm—only on Showtime.<br><br><br><ul><li>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a></li><li>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a></li><li>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a></li></ul><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 12, 2016
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden: 1/5/16
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Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking partners responsible for the movies&nbsp;<em>Half Nelson</em>,&nbsp;<em>Sugar</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Mississippi Grind,&nbsp;</em>look back at how they started making movies, talk about their creative partnership, and discuss their frustration with the amount of people who have watched Mississippi Grind. Plus, the two dissect the decisions they’ve made to keep making independent films and why directing television shows (<em>The Affair</em>,&nbsp;<em>Looking</em>,&nbsp;<em>Billions</em>) can be a scary, vulnerable experience.&nbsp;<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br>Mississippi Grind, Half Nelson, Sugar, Billions, Buffalo ‘66, “How to Annoy a Fan Base in 60 Easy Steps” by Bill Simmons, Do The Right Thing, She’s Gotta Have It, Goodfellas, First Blood, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, Raising Arizona, Stranger Than Paradise, Slacker, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause” by The Jackson Five, NY 99X Radio Station, Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair, True Lies, Struggle a short film by Ryan Fleck, Creed, Hard Eight, California Split, Gowanus a short film by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, Out of Sight, The Moment with Scott Rosenberg: 12/22/15<br><br>People mentioned:<br>Vincent Gallo, Rick Barry, Spike Lee, Leonard Maltin, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Richard Linklater, Emily Dickinson, James Cameron, Grant Heslov, Ryan Coogler, Ryan Gosling, Ben Mendelsohn, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Soderbergh, James Lipton<br><br>This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions premieres January 17th at 10pm—only on Showtime.<br><br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a>, Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a>, iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 05, 2016
Amy Schumer: (1/19/15)
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Note: This episode was produced and aired by Grantland in January 2015.<br><br>Amy Schumer, groundbreaking comedian, on what she loves and hates about her life right now.<br><br>Email: themomentbk@gmail.comTwitter: @briankoppelmanRate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 29, 2015
Scott Rosenberg: 12/22/15
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Scott Rosenberg, the writer best known for his movies&nbsp;<em>Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead</em>,&nbsp;<em>Beautiful Girls</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Con Air</em>. The two discuss the impact of Scott's father passing away, creating languages in movies, and the themes that run through many of his films. Plus, Scott talks about how the Hollywood machine turned Gone in 60 Seconds into a different movie and why the true emotion of Scott's screenplays have rarely (if ever) been captured on screen.<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br>Things to Do When You’re Dead in Denver<br>Beautiful Girls<br>Con Air<br>Gone in Sixty Seconds<br>Rounders<br>Boston University<br>University of Southern California<br>The Moment with Tony Gilroy: 10/28/14<br>Sunset Boulevard<br>The Black Ice by Michael Connelly<br>October Road<br>A Clockwork Orange<br>House of Games<br>Marathon Man<br>Chinatown<br>Lethal Weapon<br>Leaving Las Vegas<br>Jumanji<br>Grease<br>Electra Glide in Blue<br>The Wanderers by Richard Price<br>Ladies Man by Richard Price<br>Magnum Force<br>The Longest Yard<br>The Deer Hunter<br>Grosse Pointe Blank<br>Solitary Man<br>Disturbing Behavior<br>Zoo<br>Kangaroo Jack<br><br>People mentioned:<br>Gary Fleder<br>Leslie Epstein<br>Joel Silver<br>Mike De Luca<br>Quentin Tarantino<br>Harvey Weinstein<br>Shane Black<br>Jon Favreau<br>Steve Gaghan<br>Peter Berg<br>William Goldman<br>Stephen King<br>Salman Rushdie<br>Donald Westlake<br>Donna Langley<br>Dennis Lehane<br>Bruce Springsteen<br>Vin Diesel<br>James Patterson<br>Ted Demme<br><br>This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee­free. To learn more, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://BraintreePayments.com/Moment">BraintreePayments.com/Moment</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>And by Making A Murderer, an unprecedented new documentary that takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. All episodes are now streaming, only on Netflix.<br><br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto: themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 22, 2015
Sarah Kay: 12/15/15
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Sarah Kay, the world famous spoken word poet. Brian and Sarah talk about how 9/11 impacted her life as a young artist and why people feel unwelcomed in the “house of poetry.” Plus, Sarah reflects on her life on the road as an educator and poet, why she sees art as an exchange of gifts, and how she was confused for the waitstaff just before giving the TED Talk that changed her life.<br><br>Topics mentioned:<ul><li><a href="https://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_kay_if_i_should_have_a_daughter?language=en">“If I Should Have a Daughter”</a>&nbsp;a TED Talk by Sarah Kay</li><li><a href="http://www.projectvoice.co/">Project Voice</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYAiYMlOCI4">“The Type”</a>&nbsp;by Sarah Kay</li><li><a href="https://www.brown.edu/">Brown University</a></li><li><a href="http://www.bowerypoetry.com/">Bowery Poetry</a></li><li><a href="http://www.nuyorican.org/">Nuyorican Poets Cafe</a></li><li><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/required-reading-for-women-2015_566597d5e4b08e945feff6f5"><em>28 Pieces from 2015 That Should Be Required Reading For Women</em></a>&nbsp;by Emma Gray</li><li><a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/2346716/im-15-years-old-and-this-is-what-love-feels-like/"><em>I’m 15-Years-Old And This Is What Love Feels Like</em></a>&nbsp;by Anna Koppelman</li><li><a href="http://www.bobdylan.com/us/songs/last-thoughts-woody-guthrie">“Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie”</a>&nbsp;by Bob Dylan</li><li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QGE57G/?tag=slatmaga-20">30 Rock “Reunion” episode</a></li><li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DN7W78/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Election</em></a></li><li><a href="http://www.downdirtyword.com/authors/sarahkay.html">“On the Discomfort of Being in the Same Room as the Boy You Like”</a>&nbsp;by Sarah Kay</li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/kaysarahsera/status/545000413540265984">“Winter Without You”</a>&nbsp;by Sarah Kay</li><li><a href="https://www.acui.org/poetryslam/">CUPSI Poetry Slam</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StE7b5mRWHk">“What We Build”</a>&nbsp;a Scripps commencement address by Sarah Kay</li></ul><br>People mentioned:<ul><li><a href="http://www.kaysarahsera.com/">Sarah Kay</a></li><li><a href="https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/david-berman-poems-songs-and-psychedelic-soap-operas">David Berman</a></li><li><a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/mary-karr">Mary Karr</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/AnnaKoppelman">Anna Koppelman</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/LouReed">Lou Reed</a></li><li><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0275486/">Tina Fey</a></li><li><a href="http://philkaye.com/">Phil Kaye</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/algore">Al Gore</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/BillGates">Bill Gates</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/TEDchris">Chris Anderson</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/CarlyFiorina">Carly Fiorina</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/MorganSpurlock">Morgan Spurlock</a></li></ul><br><br>This episode of The Moment is brought to you by&nbsp;<strong>Braintree</strong>. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit&nbsp;<a href="braintreepayments.com:Moment">BraintreePayments.com/Moment</a>.<br><br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a><br>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 15, 2015
Jim James: 12/8/15
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jim James, the lead singer and songwriter for the band My Morning Jacket. Brian and Jim talk about the band’s latest album, The Waterfall, and the message within many of their songs. Plus, Jim meditates on criticism and its role in the artistic process, how his songs are created over several years in a garden of ideas, and what it feels like, minutes before he steps on the stage, to bring a group of people together around one common cause --- love.<br><br>Topics mentioned:<br>The Waterfall album<br>“Compound Fracture” by My Morning Jacket<br>Z album<br>“Wordless Chorus” by My Morning Jacket<br>RPM – A non profit organization<br>Bruce Springsteen’s Harry Chapin Tribute<br>E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction by David Foster Wallace<br>“I’m Amazed” by My Morning Jacket<br>The New Basement Tapes (w/ Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Rhiannon Giddens, and Taylor Goldsmith)<br>“Blues Run the Game” by Jackson Frank<br>One Big Circle: How My Morning Jacket Rebounded With Its Best Album in a Decade by Steven Hyden<br>Out of Time album<br>“Me and Honey” by REM<br>"Country Feedback” by REM<br>Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger<br>The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron<br>“Believe (Nobody Knows)” by My Morning Jacket<br>Led Zeppelin III<br>“Tangerine” by Led Zeppelin<br><br>People mentioned:<br>Jim James<br>Indigo Girls<br>Bob Dylan<br>Curtis Mayfield<br>Neil Young<br>Eckhart Tolle<br>Lou Reed<br>Michael Stipe and Peter Buck<br>REM<br>Monsters of Folk<br>Nick Drake<br>Washington Phillips<br>Paul Simon<br>Van Halen<br>Motley Crue<br>Nirvana<br>Pearl Jam<br>The Replacements<br>Ken Wilbur<br>Jack Kornfield<br><br>This episode of The Moment is brought to you by&nbsp;<strong>Braintree</strong>. Looking to set up payments<br>for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that<br>accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus,<br>we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more,<br>visit&nbsp;<a href="BraintreePayments.com:Moment">BraintreePayments.com/Moment</a>.<br>And by The Message, an original science fiction podcast from<br>Panoply and GE Podcast Theater. All of Season 1 is available now, so listen and<br>find out why a 70-year-old alien recording seems to be killing people. Search<br>for The Message on iTunes.&nbsp;<br><br>Email: themomentbk@gmail.com<br>Twitter: @BrianKoppelman<br>iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2015
Maggie Siff: 12/1/15
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Maggie Siff, the actress best known for her roles in&nbsp;<em>Mad Men</em>,&nbsp;<em>Sons of Anarchy</em>, and the upcoming Showtime series,&nbsp;<em>Billions</em>. Brian and<br>Maggie reflect on the past year creating&nbsp;<em>Billions&nbsp;</em>together and how Maggie goes about preparing for her scenes on the show. Plus, Maggie talks about when she first fell in love with acting, why it’s important to her to play strong, smart women on TV, and how she originally intended to read for Peggy Olson during her first&nbsp;<em>Mad Men</em>&nbsp;audition.<br>Topics mentioned:<a href="https://twitter.com/sho_billions"><em>Billions</em></a><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001A5HBJC/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Mad Men</em></a><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F6ZIXC/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Sons of Anarchy</em></a><a href="http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/923/Mister-Roberts">"Mister<br>Roberts"</a><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O37WTY/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Being John<br>Malkovich</em></a><a href="http://tisch.nyu.edu/">NYU<br>Tisch School of the Arts</a><br>People mentioned:<a href="http://www.sho.com/sho/billions/cast/30212/wendy-rhoades">Maggie Siff</a><a href="http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6293/the-art-of-screenwriting-no-4-matthew-weiner">Matthew Weiner</a><a href="http://www.sho.com/sho/billions/cast/21086/bobby-axelrod">Damian Lewis</a><a href="http://www.sho.com/sho/billions/cast/6146/chuck-rhoades">Paul Giamatti</a><a href="http://www.sho.com/sho/billions/cast/12102/lara-axelrod">Malin Akerman</a><a href="http://www.sho.com/sho/billions/cast/8025/mike-wags-wagner">David Costabile</a><a href="https://twitter.com/sutterink">Kurt Sutter</a><a href="http://sdcfoundation.org/recognition-advocacy/fichandler-award/">Zelda Fichandler</a><a href="http://drama.yale.edu/facstaff/ron-van-lieu">Ron Van Lieu</a><a href="https://twitter.com/ThomasSadoski">Thomas Sadoski</a><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0851930/">Alan Taylor</a><br>This episode of The Moment is brought to you by&nbsp;<strong>Braintree</strong>. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit&nbsp;<a href="BraintreePayments.com:Moment">BraintreePayments.com/Moment</a>.&nbsp;And by The Message, an original science fiction podcast from Panoply and GE Podcast Theater. All of Season 1 is available now, so listen and find out why a 70-year-old alien recording seems to be killing people. Search for The Message on iTunes.&nbsp;<br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="http://themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/with_replies">@BrianKoppelman</a>iTunes:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itunes.com/themoment">itunes.com/themoment</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 01, 2015
Jerry O'Connell: 11/24/15
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jerry O’Connell, the actor best known for his roles in Stand By Me and Jerry Maguire. Brian and Jerry reflect on the life of River Phoenix and the audition that landed him a role in Jerry Maguire. Plus, O’Connell talks about how it was never his intention to be pitted against Tom Cruise after his comments a few weeks back and why there’s still nothing quite like performing for a packed Broadway theater.<br><br>Shownotes:&nbsp;<a href="http://Slate.com/TheMoment">Slate.com/TheMoment</a><br>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:themomentbk@gmail.com">themomentbk@gmail.com</a><br>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/briankoppelman">@briankoppelman</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 24, 2015
Derek Haas: 11/17/15
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Derek Haas, the co-creator of Chicago Fire, executive producer of Chicago PD & Chicago Med, and the author of A Different Lie – the fourth book in a series featuring the contract killer, Columbus. The two talk about their respective creative failures, how Derek manages his time as a showrunner and novelist, and why Haas feels compelled to keep writing books. Plus, Derek reflects on his time learning the ropes in Hollywood and why he and his creative partner (Michael Brandt) decided early on to see every project through to the end.   Topics mentioned on today’s show include: Chicago Fire Chicago PD Chicago Med A Different Lie by Derek Haas The Silver Bear by Derek Haas Columbus by Derek Haas Dark Men by Derek Haas 3:10 to Yuma Wanted The Double 2 Fast 2 Furious Baylor University The Writer’s Market 2016 The Courier Runner Runner Rounders Our Man Flint Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Lord of the Flies by William Golding The Body by Stephen King The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway   People mentioned on today's show: Derek Haas Michael Brandt John Singleton Dick Wolf Eamonn Walker Fyodor Dostoevsky Geoffrey Chaucer Edmund Spenser William Faulkner Donald Westlake James Altucher James Coburn Scott Frank John Lee Hancock Craig Mazin Matt Olmstead Jeff Lowell   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.   And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 17, 2015
Jesse Itzler: 11/10/15
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jesse Itzler, an entrepreneur and endurance athlete, about his new book Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet. The two discuss why Jesse invited a SEAL (David Goggins) to live in his home for a month, the importance of never feeling complacent, and how eating 15 bananas a day may just be his secret to success. Plus, Jesse shares a couple of stories about his ability to tolerate pain and how his next big endurance test may lead him to California’s Death Valley.   Topics mentioned on today’s show include: Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler Atlanta Hawks ZICO Marquis Jet Spanx Hoosiers Patriot Tour Dallas Mavericks Michael Jordan’s Fantasy Camp Fit For Life by Harvey Diamond   People mentioned on today's show: Jesse Itzler Sara Blakely Lucille Ball Tony Robbins Eminem Billy Joel David Goggins Wayne Dyer Mark Cuban Grant Hill Kyle Korver   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.   And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 10, 2015
Amy Koppelman: 11/3/15
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to his wife, Amy Koppelman, a novelist and screenwriter, about her new book Hesitation Wounds and her recent film I Smile Back. The two discuss Amy’s lifelong battle with depression, the themes and characters of her stories, and how writing has, in many ways, saved her life. Plus, Amy talks about the letter she wrote to Philip Roth, why Per Petterson is one of her favorite authors, and how she overcame resistance from publishers and peers throughout her career.   Topics mentioned on today’s show include: Hesitation Wounds by Amy Koppelman I Smile Back by Amy Koppelman A Mouthful of Air by Amy Koppelman I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles The Moviegoer by Walker Percy Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger Toronto International Film Festival Daughters of the American Revolution “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles Oswald Typewriters Columbia University American Pastoral by Philip Roth The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson University of Pennsylvania Sundance Film Festival Deauville American Film Festival Nemesis by Philip Roth   People mentioned on today's show: Amy Koppelman Sarah Silverman Josh Charles Thomas Sadoski Paige Dylan E.E. Cummings Kurt Cobain Gary Gulman Alan Hunter Mark Goodman Michael Cunningham Fyodor Dostoevsky Leo Tolstoy Anton Chekov Grace Paley Touré Richard Locke Joan Didion   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.   And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   And by MUBI, a curated online cinema that brings its members a hand­picked selection of the best independent, international, and classic films. Every day, MUBI’s curators introduce a new title and you have 30 days to watch it. That means there are always 30 wonderful films to enjoy, all for only $4.99 a month. Listeners of The Moment can try MUBI free for one month—just go to MUBI.com/themoment for a free trial.   Email:themomentbk@gmail.com  Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 03, 2015
Tom McCarthy: 10/27/15
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Tom McCarthy, the writer and director of Spotlight, joins Brian this week to talk about his new film which tells the true story of how a Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe team unmasked the widespread cover-up of child abuse in Boston’s Catholic Church. Tom has written and directed a number of other great films including The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win. Today, the two talk about how Tom bounced back from a critical and commercial failure in his 2014 movie, The Cobbler, to create what is now being regarded, in Spotlight, as a frontrunner for this year’s best picture. Plus, Tom talks about his career as an actor, the role of journalism in today’s society, and how some of our most calamitous mistakes aren’t the result of one big bad decision, but of a lot of small mistakes, winks, and people looking the other way.   Spotlight opens in select theaters on November 6th.   Topics mentioned on today’s show include: Spotlight The Station Agent The Visitor The Wire Up The Boston Globe The Cobbler Rounders Empire Win Win Evita Noises Off Boston College Star Wars Harold and Maude Repo Man Soul Asylum The Replacements The Jayhawks The Guthrie Theater The Front Page Yale Drama School Axis Theatre Almost Famous Jesus Son Ray Donovan "Calling Out Bill Cosby's Media Enablers, Including Myself" by David Carr "What Do We Really Know About Osama Bin Laden’s Death?" by Jonathan Mahler "There’s Just One Problem with Those Bin Laden Conspiracy Theories" by Mark Bowden All The President’s Men The Insider Billions   People mentioned on today's show: Tom McCarthy Tom McArdle Tony Gilroy Adam Sandler Danny Strong Jon Hamm Peter Dinklage Bobby Cannavale Patricia Clarkson Patti LuPone Hal Ashby Amy Poehler Dave Pirner Marc Perlman Doug Hughes Dalton Trumbo Anton Chekhov Jean-Pierre Melville Francois Truffaut Sultan Kosen Ethan Hawke James Bundy Richard Jenkins Michael Keaton Liev Schreiber Rachel McAdams John Slattery Mark Ruffalo Stanley Tucci Billy Crudup Paul Gilfoy Eileen McNamara Paul Giamatti   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.   And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 27, 2015
Judah Friedlander: 10/20/15
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Judah Friedlander, the longtime comedian, star of 30 Rock, and author of the new book, If the Raindrops United, joins Brian this week to talk about how his material has changed over the years, his various battles with anxiety, and what it felt like to finally find a home on stage. Plus, Brian reads a passage from the new book and the two discuss why the only thing holding Judah back from making his first special is Judah.    Topics mentioned on today’s show include: If the Raindrops United by Judah Friedlander 30 Rock Scott Ferrall Radio Show Top Spin WJOK Comedy Radio Comedy Tonight with Bill Boggs Robin Byrd Show Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas by Dale Pollock Diner At The Diner by Brian Koppelman 1984 by George Orwell Dead Poets Society The Tibetan Book of the Dead Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by John Sarno Rocky The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron   People mentioned on today's show: Judah Friedlander Steven Wright Lenny Bruce Rick Shapiro Bob Newhart Allan Havey Steve Martin Bob Hope Rodney Dangerfield Peter North Rick Baker Phil Tippet Ray Harryhausen Paul Reiser Jim Gaffigan Bill Burr Ted Alexandro Ben Bailey Sam Kinison John Mulrooney Andrew Dice Clay Richard Lewis Jerry Seinfeld Blaine Capatch Patton Oswalt Big Jay Oakerson Steve Nash   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.   And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment Email: themomentbk@gmail.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 20, 2015
John Dahl: 10/13/15
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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to John Dahl who directed Rounders and gave Brian his first big break in movies. John is also known for directing movies such as The Last Seduction, You Kill Me, and Red Rock West. The two talk about John’s road to becoming a director, the lessons he learned along the way, and how directing is a lot like being the leader of a band. Plus, John talks about dealing with disappointments in show business, his worst studio pitch, and why filmmakers should keep telling the story of the movie to everybody on the set.   Topics mentioned on today’s show include: The Last Seduction Red Rock West Kill Me Again Unforgettable You Kill Me Rounders A Clockwork Orange She’s Gotta Have It Raising Arizona Cool Hand Luke The French Connection The Godfather University of Montana Montana State University American Film Institute Billions Red Desert State And Main Powerhouse a TV series Double Indemnity General Hospital The Tropicana in Hollywood I Wake Up Screaming The Bridge   People mentioned on today's show: John Dahl Columbo The Beatles Spike Lee Coen Brothers Paul Giamatti Dave Warfield Billy Wilder Christopher Guest Bill Pullman Val Kilmer Elwood Reid   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.   And by The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Watch Rachel as she breaks down the big headlines for the local threads that tie them all together. It’s the Rachel Maddow Show covering America one story at time. Weeknights at 9 Eastern only on MSNBC.   The Moment is also brought to you by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 13, 2015
Phil Rosenthal: 10/6/15
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Phil Rosenthal is the creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond and his new show, I'll Have What Phil's Having. This week, Brian and Phil discuss life before and after Everybody Loves Raymond, the best movies about show business, and Phil’s first mind-blowing food experience. Plus, the two talk about Phil’s current bout of writer’s block, the best pizza slice in New York City, and whether Los Angeles is indeed the best food city in America.   Topics mentioned on today’s show include: I’ll Have What Phil’s Having Everybody Loves Raymond Exporting Raymond You’re Lucky You’re Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom by Phil Rosenthal Dayenu Jewish James Bond a video by Funny or Die Spanglish The Honeymooners Hofstra University Saturday Night Live Apocalypse Now Rounders Narcos Seinfeld Curb Your Enthusiasm Avatar Terms of Endearment Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach The King of Comedy Broadway Danny Rose The TV Set Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain The Bobby Gold Stories by Anthony Bourdain Defending Your Life Writer’s Bloc with Phil Rosenthal Heat by Bill Buford Spicy Thai BBQ La Super Rica Guerillas Tacos   People mentioned on today's show: Les Moonves James L. Brooks Alan Kirschenbaum Bill Murray Larry David Julia Child Jeff Smith Tom Hanks Ray Romano Kevin James Steve Martin Jake Kasdan Anthony Bourdain J.R. Havlan Mario Batali Bill Esparza   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. Open Account explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money. Open Account is available now on iTunes.   And by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.   The Moment is also brought to you by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater.   Email: themomentbk@gmail.comTwitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 06, 2015
Salman Rushdie: 9/29/15
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Salman Rushdie, the distinguished author of books such as Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses, and Joseph Anton: A Memoir, joins Brian this week to discuss his latest novel Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights, the themes of alienation and truth that often lie beneath the surface in his work, and why, in a world gone mad, fiction matters. Plus, Salman talks about his rocky start as a writer, an unforgettable night at Madison Square Garden, and how religious fascists are waging a war on pleasure.   Topics mentioned on today’s show include: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie Candide by Voltaire Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie The Arabian Knights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights The animal fables of The Panchatantra The Hamzanama Ocean of the Streams of Stories Grimus by Salman Rushdie Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie slams critics of PEN’s Charlie Hebdo tribute Tenth of December by George Saunders The Illusionist Eisenheim the Illusionist by Steven Millhauser Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser “One” by U2 ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape by Rukmini Callimachi   People mentioned on today's show: Christopher Hitchens Joyce Carol Oates Joan Didion Ibn Rushd Kierkegaard Gustave Flaubert Thorstein Veblen Ian McEwan Martin Amis Julian Barnes Kazuo Ishiguro Jane Austen Walt Whitman Penn Jillette Jonathan Franzen Steven Milhauser William Kennedy James Salter H.L. Mencken   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. Open Account explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money.  Open Account is available now on iTunes.   And by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com  Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 29, 2015
Neil LaBute: 9/22/15
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Neil LaBute, the writer and director of movies such as In The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, joins Brian this week to discuss his latest show, Billy & Billie, and his process as a director by taking a closer look at his 2013 film, Some Velvet Morning. Also, LaBute talks about his work as a writer and why critics and audiences often confuse his personal sense of morality with that of his characters. Plus, Brian and Neil meditate on the social utility in truth-telling and to what lengths writers and audiences are willing to go in order to feel connected in a world that’s ever-changing. Topics discussed on today’s show include: “Neil LaBute Has a Thing About Beauty” a New York Times article Your Friends and Neighbors In The Company of Men Billy & Billie Some Velvet Morning Full Frontal Irreversible This Is How It Goes a play by Neil LaBute The Magic Christian by Terry Southern Bash a play by Neil LaBute Fritzl Case I Smile Back by Amy Koppelman A Mouthful of Air by Amy Koppelman The Clown by Heinrich Boll People discussed on today's show: Neil LaBute Alice Eve Gaspar Noe Ben Stiller Amanda Peet Jeffrey Wright Euripides Shakespeare Nick Drake William Golding William Goldman Heinrich Boll This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Draft Kings. One-week fantasy football at Draft Kings means every moment could take you closer to a life-changing payday. Play when you want and pick a new team every time! Use the code MOMENT to play free for a shot at a million bucks in this week’s Millionaire Maker event only at DraftKings.com! And by Open Account, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. Open Account explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money.  Open Account is coming soon on iTunes. And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/MOMENT. Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 22, 2015
James Foley: 9/15/15
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James Foley, the newly announced director of Fifty Shades Darker, joins Brian this week to discuss how James thinks about directing, the years he spent in movie jail, and how decades of Freudian analysis helped break him out. Also, Foley talks about his time on House of Cards and how David Fincher’s trust gave him a 2nd shot in Hollywood. Plus, James tells a few stories from the set of Glengarry Glen Ross and takes a look ahead at his new project, Fifty Shades Darker.   Topics discussed on today’s show include:  Glengarry Glen Ross Fifty Shades Darker (Sequel) Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James Billions At Close Range After Dark, My Sweet “Papa Don't Preach” by Madonna Reckless House of Cards The Intern The Martian Gladiator Perfect Stranger Solitary Man USC Film School    People discussed on today's show:  James Foley Beau Willimon David Fincher Paul Giamatti Sigmund Freud Nikki Toscano Nancy Meyers Woody Allen Ridley Scott Halle Berry Bruce Willis Tom Cruise Josh Donen David Mamet Alec Baldwin Jack Lemmon Ed Harris Billy Wilder E.L. James Dakota Johnson Jamie Dornan   This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Draft Kings. One-week fantasy football at Draft Kings means every moment could take you closer to a life-changing payday. Play when you want and pick a new team every time! Use the code MOMENT to play free for a shot at a million bucks in this week’s Millionaire Maker event only at DraftKings.com!   And by Open Account, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. Open Account explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money.  Open Account is coming soon on iTunes.   And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/MOMENT.   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com  Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 15, 2015
Mary Karr: 9/8/15
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Mary Karr, the award-winning poet and best-selling author, joins Brian this week to discuss her latest book, The Art of Memoir, and reflect on her past work including The Liars’ Club and a poem she wrote about David Foster Wallace, “Suicide’s Note: An Annual.” Also, Karr talks about being critical of David and why she couldn’t read Infinite Jest until after his death. Plus, Brian and Mary talk about some of their favorite memoirs and how Mary believes that with the right tools and mindset, anyone can tell their own story.   Topics discussed on today’s show include: The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr The Liars' Club by Mary Karr Cherry by Mary Karr Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr The Rock Bottom Remainders Short Sharp Shocked by Michelle Shocked Texas Campfire Tapes by Michelle Shocked “Michelle Shocked enrages fans with onstage anti-gay rant.” Memoirs by Pablo Neruda A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers Dispatches by Michael Herr Stop-Time by Frank Conroy Body and Soul by Frank Conroy Black Boy by Richard Wright Native Son by Richard Wright Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Leviathan by Paul Auster I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou The Kiss: A Memoir by Kathryn Harrison The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov Night by Elie Wiesel Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski The Moment with Jerome Charyn: 8/24/15 Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins by Jerome Charyn What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami Tenth of December by George Saunders Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Forever Overhead by David Foster Wallace On Writing by Stephen King The Shining by Stephen King The Stand by Stephen King The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff Bullet in the Brain - A Short Film The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff "Suicide's Note: An Annual" by Mary Karr   People discussed on today's show: Mary Karr Stephen King George Saunders Allen Grossman Michelle Shocked Tobias Wolff Marie Howe Geoffrey Wolff Raymond Carver Quentin Tarantino Ian McEwan Marina Abramovic Knausgaard Isaac Babel Gabriel Garcia Marquez Don DeLillo Tom Noonan Ralph Waldo Emerson Patti Smith Pam Houston   This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Draft Kings. Start this football season by winning two million dollars! This isn’t fantasy as usual.  This is Draft Kings. Use code MOMENT to play free for a shot at two million dollars in the Week One Ten Million Dollar Millionaire Maker. Go to DraftKings.com!   And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/MOMENT   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 08, 2015
Peter Zizzo: 9/1/15
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Peter Zizzo, the award winning songwriter and producer, grew up as a renowned guitar player and on today’s show Brian and Peter talk about the effects of being viewed as a prodigy, the decisions he has made as an artist, and the lessons he learned along the way. Plus, Peter talks about writing songs for Celine Dion and Vanessa Carlton, how he felt being nominated for an award that was purely his own work, and wanting the success to be real this time around.   Topics discussed on today’s show include: “Whispers” by Corina The Moment with David Levien: 3/24/15 Dante’s Inferno by Dante Alighieri Women and Children First by Van Halen Spring Has Sprung on Peter Rabbit “Hello” by Lionel Richie “Suddenly” by Billy Ocean Solitary Man Rounders “Ordinary Day” demo by Vanessa Carlton “Only One Road” by Celine Dion   People discussed on today’s show include: Peter Zizzo Vanessa Carlton Avril Lavigne Billy Cobham Adam Schlesinger Steve Winwood Taylor Swift Tony Robbins Charles Koppelman Robert Randolph Tim Herilhy David Koepp Max Martin Imani Coppola Hailey Knox Ron Fair   This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Draft Kings. Start this football season by winning two million dollars! This isn’t fantasy as usual.  This is Draft Kings. Use code MOMENT to play free for a shot at two million dollars in the Week One Ten Million Dollar Millionaire Maker. Go to DraftKings.com!   And by Audible.com, a leading provider of spoken audio information and entertainment. Listen to audiobooks whenever and wherever you want.  Get a free audiobook of your choice and a 30-day trial today when you visit: audible.com/MOMENT.   And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/MOMENT.   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 01, 2015
Jerome Charyn: 8/25/15
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Jerome Charyn, the highly regarded author of books such as I Am Abraham and Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins, joins Brian this week to discuss his love of language, ping-pong, and his latest book of stories, Bitter Bronx. Also, Brian draws a parallel between Charyn and Haruki Murakami’s work, asks about Jerome’s struggles with depression, and rekindles an old idea about a Marty Reisman movie. Plus, Jerome shares his touching story about finding love in his 70s and the cat that stole his heart.   Topics discussed on today’s show include: Bitter Bronx by Jerome Charyn Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins by Jerome Charyn I Am Abraham by Jerome Charyn The American University of Paris Jerome Charyn’s interview with Frederic Tuten The Power Broker by Robert Caro I Smile Back by Amy Koppelman Why Are We In Vietnam by Norman Mailer Dubliners by James Joyce   People discussed on today’s show include: Jerome Charyn Tom Bissell Jonathan Lethem Michael Chabon Don DeLillo Charles Dickens Shakespeare Lawrence Block Abraham Lincoln Marty Reisman Van Gogh Harold Brodkey Robert Moses Ethan Canin John Malkovich Paul Auster Haruki Murakami Dashiell Hammett Jean-Pierre Melville Jerzy Kosinki James Salter   This episode of the Moment is sponsored by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/moment   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 25, 2015
Aimee Mann: 8/18/15
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Aimee Mann, one of the best songwriters of our generation, joins Brian this week to discuss the evolution of her music, the time she spent with ‘Til Tuesday, and the way Aimee thinks about creating songs. Also, Brian and Aimee discuss an event prior to the “Whatever” album that impacted the both of them professionally and creatively. Plus, Aimee falls in love with a lyric from Jason Isbell’s new album, talks about the importance of form and self-awareness as an artist, and how lately she’s simply trying to be a more mature person.   Topic Mentioned: Chronicles by Bob Dylan Paul Giamatti's interview on The Moment: 7/20/15 Coming Up Close: Retrospective by ’Til Tuesday Whatever by Aimee Mann Charmer by Aimee Mann The Both by Aimee Mann and Ted Leo I’m With Stupid by Aimee Mann Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell "24 Frames" by Jason Isbell The Forgotten Arm by Aimee Mann @#%&*! Smilers by Aimee Mann Solitary Man The Big Lebowski Magnolia: Music from the Motion Picture by Aimee Mann   People Mentioned: Aimee Mann David Lee Roth Billy Collins Ted Leo Michael Penn Jon Brion Tony Berg Michael Hausman Epic Records Heart Tracy Chapman 10,000 Maniacs Desmond Child Taylor Swift Jenny Lewis Neko Case Thelonious Monk Kevin Seccia   This episode of the Moment is sponsored by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/moment And by Casper. An online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. Right now, get $50 towards any mattress by visiting Casper.com/Moment and using the promo code MOMENT.   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 18, 2015
Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder Pt. II: 8/11/15
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Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, the two comedians that host The Bonfire on Sirius XM’s Comedy Central Radio, talk about the long road to finally landing their deal on satellite radio and everything that has transpired in their relationship since Mr. Oakerson’s last emotional appearance on the show. Plus, Brian talks with Big Jay about the actions he took during an altercation at New York City’s Comic Strip, how the comedian chooses his words, and honoring the comic’s code. Spoiler alert: Big Jay did finally get those A/C’s for his apartment. People Mentioned:  Big Jay Oakerson Dan Soder Rob Zombie Joe List Amy Schumer Richie Tienken William Stephenson Steve Byrne Keith Van Horn Ari Shaffir Kurt Metzger Gary Gulman Joe Vecsey Todd Lynn Lenny Marcus Ardie Fuqua Dustin Chafin Mike Vecchione Dave Attell Michael Che Sam Morril Domenic DeNucci Topics Mentioned:  Sirius XM's "The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder" The Moment with Big Jay Oakerson: (2/24/15) The Moment with Dan Soder: (5/27/14) MTV's Guy Code Legion of Skanks Comedy Cellar Casino Goodfellas The Devil's Rejects Billions Patrice O'Neal on WTF with Marc Maron Patrice O'Neal on Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr The Bridge on the River Kwai CSI: Miami First Blood Rocky Comic Strip Catch a Rising Star Larry Zbyszko turns on Bruno Sammartino Howard Stern on podcasts Dan Soder on Conan Dana Gould at Just for Laughs The Hardcore Diaries by Mick Foley Forrest Gump   This episode of the Moment is sponsored by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/moment   Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment Email: themomentbk@gmail.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 11, 2015
David Lipsky: 8/4/15
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David Lipsky, the author of Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, the book which has been adapted into a feature film, The End Of The Tour, joins Brian to talk about the accuracy of the late David Foster Wallace’s portrayal in the movie, the lasting personal effects those five days have had on his life, and whether or not meeting Mr. Wallace is the reason he hasn’t published a book of fiction ever since. Plus, Brian and David discuss Jonathan Franzen’s response to Mr. Wallace’s death, the calculated trajectories of great artists such as Quentin Tarantino, and how the real goal of David Foster Wallace’s work was to make people come alive. Please stick around after the show for a bonus segment from Brian’s conversation with David Lipsky. The End of the Tour is now playing in select cities and will open in more theaters across the country on August 7th.   People mentioned: David Lipsky Glenn Kenny James Ponsoldt John Barth John Updike Quentin Tarantino Bonnie Nadell Mary Karr Jonathan Franzen Sam Snead F. Scott Fitzgerald Mark Costello Paul Thomas Anderson Wes Anderson Martin Scorsese Nicole Holofcener Walter Kirn Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) Philip Roth Walt Whitman Sheryl Crow Jesse Eisenberg   Topics mentioned: The End of the Tour Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Lipsky Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen Freedom by Jonathan Franzen Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Best American Short Stories, 1986 by Raymond Carver The Little Red Book by Harvey Penick Robert Rodriguez interviews Quentin Tarantino The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway The Simpsons Absolutely American by David Lipsky Best American Magazine Writing, 2009 by The American Society of Magazine Editors Bryan Garner's interview on The Moment: 5/18/15 Noma Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) on Sgt. Peppers Reservoir Dogs Pulp Fiction Inglourious Basterds Annie Hall Manhattan The Anxiety of Influence by Harold Blume Me & QT: What's Behind Tarantino Ditching His Leaked 'Hateful Eight' Script? by Brian Koppelman Rounders Knockaround Guys Diner Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace People Like That Are The Only People Here by Lorrie Moore 10:04 by Ben Lerner Amadeus A.O. Scott reviews The End of the Tour Letters to Vera by Vladamir Nabakov An Author Asks That You 'Consider the Lobster' by David Lipsky David Lipsky on The Late David Foster Wallace on WNYC's The Takeaway Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football by Rich Cohen The Art Fair by David Lipsky Three Thousand Dollars: Stories by David Lipsky Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace The Deer Park by Norman Mailer Quack This Way by Bryan Garner A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore Girl With Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace "Blood on the Tracks" by Bob Dylan David Foster Wallace reads on Audible Idiocracy    This episode of the Moment is sponsored by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/moment   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com iTunes: itunes.com/themoment Twitter: @BrianKoppelman<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 04, 2015
Divya Narendra: 7/28/15
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After being embroiled in a lawsuit with Mark Zuckerberg over the origins of Facebook, Divya Narendra, the founder and CEO of the investor community SumZero, joins Brian this week to discuss Narendra’s early success creating Harvard Connection, the reason he became an entrepreneur, and the lessons he took away from the Facebook lawsuit. Also, Brian and Divya talk about startups, Divya’s portrayal in The Social Network, and what can and cannot be taught in schools. Plus, the tech exec explains how he cultivated his mind and never lost a minute of sleep throughout the case against Facebook.   People discussed on today’s show include: Divya Narendra Cameron Winklevoss Tyler Winklevoss Mark Zuckerberg Max Minghella Armie Hammer Elon Musk Warren Buffett Carl Icahn Alec Berg Aaron Sorkin David Fincher Jesse Eisenberg   Topics discussed on today’s show include:   SumZero Facebook The Social Network Harvard Connection (ConnectU) Hot or Not website created by Mark Zuckerberg Harvard University Northwestern University Snapchat Silicon Valley "Chris Sacca On Being Different and Making Billions" – The Tim Ferriss Show (5/30/15) David and Goliath a book by Malcolm Gladwell   Twitter: @BrianKoppelman Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment   This episode of the Moment is sponsored by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/moment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 28, 2015
Paul Giamatti: 7/20/15
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Paul Giamatti, the well respected, award-winning actor who stars along side Damian Lewis in Showtime's latest series, Billions, joins Brian this week to discuss working together on the set of the show (Brian is a co-creator and executive producer of Billions). Also, Paul talks about his complicated relationship with acting, revisits his roles in Donnie Brasco, Sideways, John Adams, and Cinderella Man. And Paul reflects on his time as a young actor and how, after more than 20 years, he keeps the work fresh and alive for himself.   Topics this week: Billions Yale School of Drama Donnie Brasco Safe Men Cinderella Man John Adams Choate Rosemary Hall Peer Gynt a play by Henrik Ibsen Glengarry Glen Ross a play by David Mamet Speed-The-Plow a play by David Mamet Man on the Moon Sideways American Splendor Election “Hurt So Good” – John Cougar Mellencamp   People this week: Paul Giamatti Sophia Loren Johnny Depp Russell Crowe Maggie Siff Marcus Giamatti Kenny Aronoff Alexander Payne Thomas Haden Church   Twitter: @briankoppelman Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 20, 2015
Starlee Kine: 7/14/15
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This week on the Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Starlee Kine, the host of the podcast Mystery Show. With the first five episodes of Kine’s show complete, Brian caught up with her to ask about the response she has received and how that differs from the way she thinks about creating it. Also, the two compare and contrast the character Kine plays on Mystery Show to her everyday self, how she is a lot less like the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew and more like Charles Dickens and Marina Abramovic, and whether earnest is the correct word to ascribe to the stories on the podcast. Plus, Kine discusses the origins of Mystery Show and how close she was to leaving the radio world altogether.  Topics this week: Mystery Show – Episodes 1-5 The Sopranos Mad Men Breaking Bad Y Tu Mama Tambien a film by Alfonso Cuaron Law and Order The Killing True Detective Nancy Drew Hardy Boys This American Life– Episode 208: Office Politics Serial The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults The Moth: Waiting for Marina Abramovic Magnolia On The High Wire a book by Philippe Petit (Translation by Paul Auster) Reply All   People this week: Starlee Kine DB Cooper Charles Dickens Hans Jordi Jake Gyllenhaal Mary Tyler Moore Lawrence Block Raymond Chandler Dashiell Hammett Geraldo Rivera Marina Abramovich Alex Goldman Alex Blumberg   Twitter: @briankoppelman Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 14, 2015
Seth Godin: 7/7/15
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Back for his 2nd appearance on the show - New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin, joins us this week to talk about his latest project, altMBA, and the process of searching for his next piece of work. Also, Brian and Seth discuss the comfort people find in gatekeepers, the importance of increasing tension to keep your work on the cutting edge, and how big expectations can lead to big differences. Plus, Seth introduces his concept of buzzer management and how we need to press the buzzer before we know the answer to jump ahead in business and in life.   Topics this week: The altMBA Seth Godin’s Freelancer Course at Udemy Seth Godin Blog Harvard Business School The Moment with Seth Godin: 10/7/14 The Dip by Seth Godin Do Over by Jon Acuff Brian Koppelman Blog Slack Here’s to the Dreamers a video by The Academy Stanford Graduate School of Business Activision Seth Godin action figure What to Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn) by Seth Godin Leap First by Seth Godin The Tragedy of Small Expectations (And the Trap of False Dreams) a blog post by Seth Godin   People this week: Seth Godin Norm Macdonald Jon Acuff Amy Koppelman Jill Soloway Amanda Palmer Steven Pressfield Bill Gross David Sedaris Tom Rath Bruce Springsteen   Twitter: @briankoppelman Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 07, 2015
Debbie Gibson: 6/30/15
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Debbie Gibson, the pop music icon known for songs such as “Only In My Dreams” and “Lost in Your Eyes” joins us this week to talk about the highs and lows of her career and walking the line between being a product and an artist. Debbie also shares stories from her youth including the dirty limerick that almost made its way into her single “Shock Your Mama,” and what it felt like to be a young woman in the music industry during the late 80’s and 90’s. Plus, Debbie talks about growing into some of her old songs, the importance of not doing things that feel even “remotely dishonest,” and gives us a taste of what’s to come.   Topics this week: "Lost in Your Eyes" by Debbie Gibson "Only in My Dreams" by Debbie Gibson Out of the Blue, Electric Youth, Anything is Possible, and Think With Your Heart albums by Debbie Gibson New Music Seminar in New York City "Papa Don’t Preach" by Madonna Annie Les Miserables, Greece, Funny Girl, Gypsy, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, and Cabaret "Foolish Beat" by Debbie Gibson Atlantic Records "Losin' Myself" by Debbie Gibson Live in Chile "Shock Your Mama" by Debbie Gibson Long Island Music Hall of Fame Eat Move Sleep a book by Tom Rath   People this week: Debbie Gibson Carole King Tiffany Usher Brandy Anita Baker Taylor Swift Billy Joel Phil Ramone Wilson Phillips Belinda Carlisle Doug Morris Katy Perry Matt Goss Prince Avril Lavigne Dee Snider Najee Sturken and Rogers Rihanna Liberace   Twitter: @briankoppelman Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment   This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code MOMENT.   And by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. And get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by visiting Casper.com/moment and using the promo code MOMENT.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 30, 2015
James Le Gros: 6/23/15
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James Le Gros, the longtime actor known for his roles in movies such as Drugstore Cowboy and Living in Obilvion joins us this week to talk about the freedom of not knowing what’s next and why it’s important, even after being credited on over 100 TV shows and films, that he still gets nervous. The two also share some of their best stories, including Brian’s first meeting with Pat Riley and the night James attended a dinner party with Werner Herzog. Plus, we run James’ name through the ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ generator, discuss why bitterness is the enemy as an artist, and why it’s important to never face the facts.   Topics this week:  Drugstore Cowboy Living in Oblivion Justified Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon The People vs. Larry Flynt One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Amadeus Citizen Kane The Seventh Seal Diner The Last Winter Harold and Maude WNYC’s Here’s the Thing with Julianne Moore Barry Lyndon Leather Jackets The Winter of Frankie Machine a novel by Don Winslow She Needed Me a novel by Walter Kirn Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade by Walter Kirn Eyes Wide Shut Grizzly Man The White Diamond The Street Lawyer South Coast Repertory A Beautiful Mind Frost/Nixon Ally McBeal Safe Mildred Pierce Girls Tiny Furniture Where the Day Takes You Gun Crazy Johnny Suede The People Garden Scotland, PA.   People this week:  Milos Forman Ruth Gordon Ralph Moratz Mario van Peebles Cary Elwes Gus Van Sant Brad Pitt Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro Timothy Treadwell Russell Crowe Kerry Bishe George Clooney Pat Riley Tony Robbins Ron Perlman Todd Haynes Kathryn Bigelow Lena Dunham Will Smith Drew Barrymore Catherine Keener   Twitter: @briankoppelman Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment   This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80 percent compared with a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code MOMENT.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 23, 2015
Lewis Black: 6/16/15
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Lewis Black, the comedian, author, and playwright, joins us on the podcast this week to talk about his long road to living a creative life. The two discuss the night Brian saw Lewis at the Beacon Theatre and watched him perform a bit about Vince Gill and Amy Grant. They also touch on Lewis’s future with The Daily Show, beginning his career as a playwright, and how Lewis comes up with material. And to top it all off, Lewis gives us a few thoughts on religion and the time he once had faith.   Topics this week: Inside Out The Moment's interview with Big Jay Oakerson (2/24/15) Todd -N- Tyler Radio Empire The Bob and Tom Show Lewis Black performs a bit about Vince Gill and Amy Grant Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation WTF's interview with Lewis Black The Nerdist interview with Lewis Black The Daily Show with Jon Stewart WTF’s interview with Jim Breuer My Transcendent Podcast Guest: Jim Breuer Redeems Himself on Marc Maron's WTF Atlantic Theatre Company Samuel French UNC Chapel Hill I Never Sang for My Father a play by Robert Anderson One Slight Hitch a play by Lewis Black The West Bank Cafe Yale School of Drama   People this week: Lewis Black Willie Reale Jim Gaffigan John Oliver Kathleen Madigan Kevin Meaney David Letterman Richard L. Coe Jill Soloway   Twitter: @briankoppelman Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 16, 2015
Chuck Todd: 6/9/15
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Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of Meet the Press, talks about the political landscape and his role in it. Brian and Chuck also discuss the line between journalism and show business, the value of long-form interviews, and Chuck's waning enthusiasm for the political game. Plus, Chuck dives into his vision for Meet the Press, the burden of hosting the longest running television show in history, and the real story behind Advise and Consent.   Topics this week: NBC's Meet the Press The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House by Chuck Todd The Julliard School Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy Up, Simba! an essay by David Foster Wallace Bulworth Network Advise and Consent Preston Brooks and Charles Sumner Fight Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston   People this week: Former Senator Rick Santorum Governor John Kasich Senator Rand Paul Former Vice President Dick Cheney Senator Bernie Sanders Former Governor Jeb Bush Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton President Barack Obama Former Senator Lester Hunt Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann Former President Bill Clinton Senator John McCain Ross Perot Mayor Bill de Blasio Bill Thompson    Twitter: @briankoppelman Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 09, 2015
Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes): 6/2/15
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Taylor Goldsmith, lead singer-songwriter for the band Dawes, joins us this week to talk about the group's new album, All Your Favorite Bands. The album is out today and Taylor can be heard playing an acoustic version of the title track at the end of this episode. In addition, Taylor looks back at his time working on The New Basement Tapes alongside Elvis Costello, Jim James, Rhiannon Giddens, and Marcus Mumford. He also meditates on songwriting, influences, and how art is criticized and consumed in today’s culture. Brian and Taylor also discuss the life and works of Bob Dylan, how turning 30 is a pivotal moment in an artist’s life, and the hope Taylor still holds on to in his music.   Topics this week: All Your Favorite Bands by Dawes U2’s Pride in the Name of Love Kid Rock’s Bawitdaba Dawes’ Time Spent in Los Angeles Nothing is Wrong by Dawes Otis the Drunk on The Andy Griffith Show Lost on the River by The New Basement Tapes “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer The New Basement Tapes - Kansas City The New Basement Tapes – When I Get My Hands on You Johnny Fritz’s When a Ford Man Turns to Chevy Johnny Fritz’s Suck in Your Gut Bill Callahan’s Faith/Void Somewhere Under Wonderland by Counting Crows Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction by J.D. Salinger North Hills by Dawes Dawes – When My Time Comes Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell Still Crazy All These Years by Paul Simon Graceland by Paul Simon Rhythm of the Saints by Paul Simon Infidels by Bob Dylan & Mark Knopfler Automatic for the People by REM The New Basement Tapes – Florida Key The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan’s Hurricane Bob Dylan’s Joey Bob Dylan’s Highlands Bob Dylan’s It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) Iconoclast with Maya Angelou & Dave Chappelle Southeastern by Jason Isbell Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons   People this week: Dawes Middle Brother Deer Tick T Bone Burnett Elvis Costello Mumford and Sons Jim James Rhiannon Giddens Jonathan Prince Bob Dylan Hank Williams Jackson Browne Tom Petty Sam Koppelman Bruce Springsteen Peter Mensch Cliff Burnstein My Morning Jacket Alabama Shakes   This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80 percent compared with a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code MOMENT.    Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @briankoppelman Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 02, 2015
Killer Mike: 12/2/14
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Note: This bonus episode was produced and aired by Grantland in December 2014.<br><br>This week on The Moment we revisit Brian’s conversation with Killer Mike which took place in November 2014. Killer Mike is one half of the Run the Jewels duo along side El-P. Coming off an emotional night in Ferguson, where he played to a crowd after the verdict was announced in the Michael Brown case, Brian talked with Mike about his duties as an artist and being an ambassador for his community. Since this conversation, Killer Mike has appeared on numerous shows including a recent appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher.<br><br>Topics this week:<br><br>“R.A.P. Music” album<br>“Run the Jewels” album<br>“Run the Jewels 2” album<br>“PL3DGE” album<br>Stage 48 - New York City<br>Morehouse College<br>Adrian Peterson child abuse case<br>“I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind” album<br>“I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind Vol. 2” album<br>Killer Mike in Ferguson<br>Avatar<br>“A.D.I.D.A.S.” – Killer Mike<br>Brooke Baldwin Interview with Killer Mike<br>L.A. Confidential<br>Sound Opinions from WBEZ<br>“AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” album<br>One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future a book by Ben Carson<br>Pimp: The Story of My Life a book by Iceberg Slim<br>Man’s Search for Meaning a book by Viktor Frankl<br>Guns, Germs, and Steel a book by Jared Diamond<br><br><br>People this week:<br><br>Killer Mike<br>Run the Jewels<br>El-P<br>Outkast<br>Alice Johnson<br>Blowfly<br>Quentin Tarantino<br>Lloyd Banks<br>Jay-Z<br>Dave Chappelle<br>MC Hammer<br>Big Boi<br>Dick Gregory<br>Chuck D<br>Eric Holder<br>George Wallace<br>Clarence Thomas<br><br><br>Email: themomentbk@gmail.com<br>Twitter: @briankoppelman<br>Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 29, 2015
PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman - 5/26/15
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PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, the hosts of Reply All, discuss their creative partnership and their meteoric rise from WNYC to Gimlet. They also discuss their own worries for the show, the collective work it takes to put out an episode, and finding the sweet spot to maintain their outsider status as they become a part of the mainstream podcasting culture. And just how much hand holding in storytelling is too much hand holding? Brian talks about what it feels like to get De Blasio’d on an episode of Reply All.   Topics this week: Reply All Gimlet The Hold Steady – Lord I’m Discouraged Siskel & Ebert uncensored Life Itself - A film based on Roger Ebert’s memoir Favor Atender – Reply All episode This American Life TLDR This Proves Everything – Reply All episode Ask Leah – TLDR episode On The Media The Moment’s interview with Jessi Klein (12/30/14) 99% Invisible Late Show with David Letterman The Moment’s interview with Alex Blumberg(10/14/14) Death Sex and Money Radiotopia Maximum Fun Exit & Return Part I – Reply All episode Exit & Return Part II – Reply All episode Of Birds and Boundaries – Love and Radio episode   People this week:  PJ Vogt Alex Goldman Craig Finn Tad Kubler Mayor Bill De Blasio (The 109th Mayor of New York City) Alex Blumberg Adam Carolla Anna Sale   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com  Twitter: @briankoppelman Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment   This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Quickbooks Self Employed. Visit tryselfemployed.com/moment for your free 30 day trial. And by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80 percent compared with a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code MOMENT.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 26, 2015
Bryan Garner: 5/18/15
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Bryan Garner, author, lexicographer, and subject of David Foster Wallace’s essay Authority and American Usage, joins Brian to talk about their mutual love of language. Bryan also explains the fight between descriptivists and prescriptivists, how his life changed after Mr. Wallace’s essay ran in Harper’s Magazine and Consider the Lobster, and the story of how he brought Justice Scalia and David Foster Wallace together. In addition, Bryan discusses why he thinks Steven Pinker’s new book on language “isn’t very good,” the definition of the term SNOOT, and how prescriptivists may have literally lost the fight on the definition of literally. Topics this week: Modern American Usage by Bryan Garner LawProse.org provider of CLE training in legal writing, editing, and drafting Tense Present: Democracy, English, and the Wars over Usage by David Foster Wallace Authority and American Usage by David Foster Wallace Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace Millers Crossing a film by the Coen brothers Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White Quack This Way by Bryan Garner and David Foster Wallace The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker “Sorry. Dr. Gove ain’t in.” New Yorker Cartoon by Alan Dunn Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Lipsky The Originalist a play by John Strand The Palace Thief by Ethan Canin WBUR interview with Bryan Garner and David Foster Wallace The Financier – Theodore Dreiser Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction by J.D. Salinger Fearing’s Restaurant in Dallas, TX with Chef Dean Fearing David Brinkley: A Memoir by David Brinkley   People this week: @BryanAGarner @SAPinker @PomonaCollege @DeanFearing Former President George W. Bush Jay-Z Brian Williams Justice Antonin Scalia Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg The Claremont Colleges   Email: themomentbk@gmail.com Twitter: @briankoppelman Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment   This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Quickbooks Self Employed. Visit tryselfemployed.com/moment for your free 30 day trial. And by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80 percent compared with a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code MOMENT.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 18, 2015
Noah Emmerich: 5/12/15
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Noah Emmerich, otherwise known as Stan Beeman on The Americans, joins Brian to talk about the subtleties in his craft, how he went from being a musician and travel writer to an actor, and how Brian broke Noah the news that he couldn’t land a role in the Kevin Costner film, For Love of the Game. Noah also dives into the backstory of how he landed his role as Marlon, Truman’s best friend, on The Truman Show and the lessons we can all learn from chasing your fears. Mentioned this week: The Truman Show, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, and Witness – Peter Weir films Pride & Glory, Warrior, and Miracle – Gavin O’Connor films The Americans Beautiful Girls and Monument Avenue – Ted “Teddy” Demme films Rounders Floyd Abrams @DanAbrams Paul Giamatti Ron Livingston @JoshMalina @WhitfordBradley @DuleHill A Few Good Men Atlantic Theater Company Things I Have Learned Playing Poker on the Hill an essay by David Mamet Harold Evans Lincoln Center Library True West a play by Sam Shepard Burn This a play by Lanford Wilson The Qualms a play by Bruce Norris Ron Stetson – Neighborhood Playhouse teacher Ed Harris Lee Krasner Kurt Russell Coach K Andrew Niccol writer of Gattaca and The Truman Show Susan Smith – Talent Agent @JimCarrey Bulworth a Warren Beatty film Cop Land a James Mangold film Harvey Keitel @RayLiotta Arthur Nascarella For Love of the Game a film starring Kevin Costner Scott Rosenberg writer of Beautiful Girls @JoeWeisberg Making Movies a book by Sidney Lumet This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Quickbooks Self Employed. Visit tryselfemployed.com/moment for your free 30 day trial.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 12, 2015
Jon Acuff: 4/14/15
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Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author, talks about the pleasures of writing a book he believes in and the struggles of promoting one his heart wasn’t fully into. Also, Jon reflects on his time with the Dave Ramsey team, the years he spent as a blocked writer, and the process of getting unstuck in his new book, Do Over. Mentioned this week: Jon Acuff’s Books - including Stuff Christians Like, Quitter, Start, and Do Over The Moment with Seth Godin (10/7/14) John Sarno’s Healing Back Pain Philippe Petit’s On The High Wire John Waitzkin’s The Art of Learning @DaveRamsey Scott Walker: “I Don’t Know” if Obama Is Christian Michael Jordan’s dunk on Patrick Ewing @billburr @iamcolinquinn Louis CK on cell phones Dusty Springfield’s - Son of a Preacher Man Mad Men The Moment with Adam Duritz (9/2/14) <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 14, 2015
David Chang: 4/7/15
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David Chang, chef and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, discusses love and hate and how he has used each to fuel his success. Plus, the early days of Momofuku Noodle Bar, when the fear of financial ruin forced David to find a way to find a way forward. Topics discussed in this episode: Momofuku Restaurants, including Noodle Bar, Ssam, Ko, Ma Pache, and Milk Bar The first season of the PBS series Mind of a Chef, hosted by David Chang Lucky Peach magazine Armageddon-era Aerosmith vs. Toys in the Attic-era Aerosmith Franklin BBQ in Austin, TX Restaurante Elkano Etxebarri Slate is proud to welcome The Moment With Brian Koppelman to our podcast family. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, where you can now explore Brian's entire archive, including conversations with Amy Schumer, Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, Seth Godin, and others.   <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 07, 2015
Eric Bogosian: 3/31/15
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Legendary actor, playwright, and author Eric Bogosian on what keeps him inspired, the experience of becoming other people, and his new book, 'Operation Nemesis.'<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2015
David Levien: 3/24/15
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David Levien, Brian's filmmaking partner and author of 'Signature Kill,' on how grit beats talent in fighting and writing.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 24, 2015
Edward Burns: 3/17/15
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Edward Burns, writer and filmmaker, on finding his creative voice, making compromises as an artist, and handling rejection like Kobe Bryant.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 17, 2015
James Altucher: 3/10/15
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James Altucher, entrepreneur, author, and host of 'The James Altucher Show,' on striking it rich, going bust, and the daily practices he integrates into his life to do what he loves.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 10, 2015
Keith Robinson: 3/3/15
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Keith Robinson, a linchpin in the New York comedy scene, on taking young comics under his wing and his first hour-long special on Comedy Central.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 03, 2015
Big Jay Oakerson Pt. I: 2/24/15
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Big Jay Oakerson on the comedy high-wire act he does every night and the dark days that sometimes follow.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 24, 2015
Ivan "Ramen" Orkin: 2/17/15
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Ivan Orkin, owner and founder of Ivan Ramen, talks about the formative experiences in his journey to being one of the top chefs in the world.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 17, 2015
Seth Meyers: 2/4/14
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Brian Koppelman and Seth Meyers discuss Seth's departure from 'SNL,' how he feels about his rep as the nicest guy in Hollywood, and the debut of 'Late Night With Seth Meyers.'&nbsp;<br><br>(Originally ran 02-04-14)<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2015
Jason Isbell: 2/10/15
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Jason Isbell, award-winning singer/songwriter, ex-member of Drive-By Truckers, on finally living up to his potential.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 10, 2015
Rob Morrow: 2/3/15
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Rob Morrow, star of 'Quiz Show,' 'Numb3rs,' and 'Northern Exposure,' on how deep he needs to go for his art.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 03, 2015
Marc Maron: 2/8/14
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WTF host Marc Maron joins Brian Koppelman to talk about the joy of telling intentionally unfunny jokes, last chances, and why Marc still hasn't had coffee with Jon Stewart.&nbsp;<br><br>(Originally ran 02-18-14)<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2015
Bill Hader: 1/27/15
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Former 'SNL' star Bill Hader on what his real dream is, why movies matter, and how anxiety drives his creativity.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 27, 2015
Amy Schumer: 1/19/15
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Amy Schumer, groundbreaking comedian, on what she loves and hates about her life right now.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 19, 2015
Russell Peters: 1/13/15
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Russell Peters, world-renowned comedian, on what it feels like to be on the outside looking in despite all of his success.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 13, 2015
Danny Strong: 1/6/15
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Danny Strong, Emmy award-winning screenwriter and actor, talks about redefining himself by chasing his creative curiosity.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 06, 2015
Jessi Klein: 12/30/14
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Jessi Klein, executive producer and writer of 'Inside Amy Schumer,' discusses the long road to comedy success.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 30, 2014
Dave Ramsey: 12/23/14
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Dave Ramsey, one of the most successful radio hosts on earth, on how he turned his life around. And how we all can.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 23, 2014
Lydia Loveless: 12/16/14
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Lydia Loveless, country-music rebel and songwriter extraordinaire, on why she writes 'em so close to the bone.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 16, 2014
Vanessa Selbst: 12/9/14
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Vanessa Selbst, the winningest female poker player in history, on reading people, making good decisions at the table, and why poker matters.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 09, 2014
Killer Mike: 12/2/14
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Killer Mike, one half of Run The Jewels, on his duty as an artist to take risks, creatively and as a leader.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 02, 2014
Tony Robbins: 11/25/14
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Tony Robbins on why he wrote his new no. 1 best-selling book, 'Money: Master the Game,' and how we can prime ourselves to win.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 25, 2014
Cary Elwes: 11/18/14
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Cary Elwes, star of 'The Princess Bride' on what it feels like to be a part of cinema history.  <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 18, 2014
Phil Hellmuth: 11/11/14
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Phil Hellmuth, the most famous poker player in the world, on why winning all those WSOP bracelets is still important to him and why he has become a people person.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 11, 2014
Marcus Lemonis: 11/4/14
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Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC hit show 'The Profit,' on his secrets to making good decisions and why it's easier for him to give than to receive.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 04, 2014
Tony Gilroy: 10/28/14
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Tony Gilroy, writer/director of 'Michael Clayton' and the 'Bourne' movies, on why and how he does his thing.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 28, 2014
Michael Rapaport: 10/21/14
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Michael Rapaport, actor and filmmaker, on confidence, insecurity, getting expelled, and his ESPN 30 for 30, 'When the Garden Was Eden.'<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 21, 2014
Alex Blumberg: 10/14/14
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Alex Blumberg, "Planet Money" cofounder, former producer at "This American Life," and current host of the podcast StartUp, on managing the fear of chasing your dreams.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 14, 2014
Seth Godin: 10/7/14
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Seth Godin - thought leader, Internet guru, best-selling author - on how he found his mission.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 07, 2014
Eddie Trunk: 9/30/14
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Eddie Trunk, host of 'That Metal Show,' on why rock and roll still matters so much to him, and the pros and cons of living out your high school dream life.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 30, 2014
Lawrence Block: 9/23/14
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Lawrence Block, author of 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' and other classic crime novels, talks about the grit required to succeed at writing, running, and distance walking.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 23, 2014
Gilbert Gottfried: 9/16/14
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Gilbert Gottfried, the Miles Davis of comedy, on what's funny and what's not. Plus an update from Gary Gulman.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 16, 2014
Ray Liotta: 9/9/14
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Ray Liotta, legendary star of 'Goodfellas,' talks openly about acting, his movies, and why he does what he does.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 09, 2014
Adam Duritz: 9/2/14
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Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz on their new album, songwriting, and the meaning of California.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 02, 2014
Jon Lovett: 8/26/14
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Jon Lovett was a White House speechwriter while in his mid-twenties. Now 30, he creates TV shows. He talks about that ride, proximity to power, and why he does what he does.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 26, 2014
Taran Killam: 5/6/14
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'SNL' star Taran Killam and Brian Koppelman talk about life on the show, how to get a sketch on the air, and how to stay sane in showbiz.<br><br>Aired originally 5/6/14<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 24, 2014
Mike Birbiglia: 8/19/14
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Comedian/storyteller/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia on finding his creative groove, the importance of being on time, and why he loves movies.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 19, 2014
Craig Mazin: 8/12/14
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Craig Mazin, who wrote 'The Hangover Part II' and 'Identity Thief' and hosts Scriptnotes, on dealing with success and failure in Hollywood.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 12, 2014
Hank Steinberg: 8/5/14
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Hank Steinberg tells how he went from a guy who wanted to make indie films to one of the biggest names in TV.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 05, 2014
Tim Ferriss: 7/29/14
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Tim Ferriss, life hacker and author of 'The 4-Hour Body,' shares his expertise and thought process with Brian.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 29, 2014
Jake Kasdan: 7/22/14
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Filmmaker Jake Kasdan ('Sex Tape,' 'Bad Teacher') on directing 'Freaks and Geeks,' his love of comedy, and connecting to the legacy of his legendary father, Lawrence Kasdan. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 22, 2014
Richard LaGravenese: 7/15/14
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Academy Award nominee Richard LaGravenese on why he writes, how he writes, and why he still doesn't feel like a real writer.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 15, 2014
Ellen Barkin: 7/8/14
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Legndary actress Ellen Barkin tells Brian how she prepared to deal with the cruelty of show business, why she sabotaged part of her career, and what matters to her now.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 08, 2014
John Heilemann: 7/1/14
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Best selling journalist John Heilemann walks Brian through writing 'Game Change' and why he and his partner Mark Halperin have gone into business with Mike Bloomberg.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 01, 2014
Neil Burger: 6/24/14
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'Divergent' and 'Limitless' director, Neil Burger, talks about what it felt like to wait over 10 years to make his first feature film.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 24, 2014
Jenny Hutt: 6/17/14
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SiriusXM's Jenny Hutt (Brian's sister) talks about how she finally decided to live her dream of becoming a radio star after years of trying to live a quiet suburban life. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 17, 2014
Michael McDermott: 6/10/14
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Matt Damon's character in 'Rounders' took his name from today's guest, great singer-songwriter Michael McDermott, who's had a long road back from darkness.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 10, 2014
Allan Havey: 6/3/14
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Allan Havey, who plays the hated Lou Avery on 'Mad Men,' on why he loves playing him, what being the hottest stand-up in NYC in the '80s felt like, and true joy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 03, 2014
Dan Soder: 5/27/14
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Comedian Dan Soder tells Brian Koppelman about dinner with Amy Schumer, writing Bill Simmons a mailbag question, and how telling jokes saved him.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 27, 2014
John Hamburg: 5/20/14
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John Hamburg, writer/director of 'I Love You, Man,' talks about fitting in, being funny, and his rules for writing good scenes.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 20, 2014
Colson Whitehead: 5/13/14
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MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and award-winning author Colson Whitehead tells Brian why he put it all on the line in Las Vegas at the 2011 World Series of Poker.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 13, 2014
Taran Killam: 5/6/14
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'SNL' star Taran Killam and Brian Koppelman talk about life on the show, how to get a sketch on the air, and how to stay sane in showbiz.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 06, 2014
Baron Davis: 4/29/14
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Two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis grew up in South L.A., went to school with Kate Hudson, played for Donald Sterling, and tells Brian all about it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 29, 2014
Doug Ellin: 4/22/14
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'Entourage' creator Doug Ellin and Brian Koppelman explore the value of lifelong friendships and why Long Island still matters to both of them.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 22, 2014
David Steinberg: 4/15/14
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Comedy legend David Steinberg tells Brian Koppelman about how his jokes got a network show canceled, what it's like to direct Larry David, and why comedy still matters.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 15, 2014
Tim Herlihy: 4/8/14
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Tim Herlihy - 'Billy Madison,' 'Happy Gilmore,' and 'SNL' writer - tells Brian how he went from being Adam Sandler's college roommate to his creative partner.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 08, 2014
Colin Quinn: 4/1/14
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Former 'SNL' star Colin Quinn and Brian trade tragic Motley Crue stories, talk about the surrealism of early Adam Sandler, and why colin digs being the Yoda of comedians.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2014
Chris Fowler: 3/25/14
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'College GameDay' host Chris Fowler joins Brian Koppelman to talk about loyalty, the awesome reality of living your dream, the value of hardwork, and the talent question.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 25, 2014
Gary Gulman: 3/18/14
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Comedian Gary Gulman tells Brian Koppelman why obsession is the key to writing good jokes, and why being called a 'craftsman' feels like an insult.  <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2014
Warren Leight: 3/11/14
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'Law & Order' executive producer Warren Leight explains how to kick rejection in the teeth, why working fast is a gift, and how much grit it takes to get a play to Broadway.  <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 11, 2014
Craig Finn and Tad Kubler: 3/4/14
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Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady talk to Brian Koppelman about the band's mission, its new album, and the long tradition of singers and guitarists feuding.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 04, 2014
Chuck Klosterman: 2/25/14
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Chuck Klosterman and Brian Koppelman discuss how Chuck deals with the consequences of being 'The Ethicist', how he handles negative reaction to his work, and the nature of cool.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 25, 2014
Marc Maron: 2/18/14
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WTF host Marc Maron joins Brian Koppelman to talk about the joy of telling intentionally unfunny jokes, last chances, and why Marc still hasn't had coffee with Jon Stewart.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 18, 2014
Mario Batali: 2/11/14
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Brian Koppelman sits down with Mario Batali, who discusses his brain trauma, being brave enough to sing in front of Bono, and keeping a dinner party as tight as an NFL huddle.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2014
Seth Meyers: 2/4/14
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Brian Koppelman and Seth Meyers discuss Seth's departure from 'SNL,' how he feels about his rep as the nicest guy in Hollywood, and the debut of 'Late Night With Seth Meyers.'<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2014