Happier in Hollywood

By The Onward Project

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Cathi G
 Jan 11, 2019
This is a great podcast -- well produced. The content is excellent for anyone trying to balance work and life or trying to pursue dreams.

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Veteran TV writers Liz Craft and Sarah Fain demystify Hollywood by making career and personal struggles universal. Friends since high school and writing partners for 17 years, Liz and Sarah have survived and thrived in Tinseltown’s male-dominated entertainment industry, guided by blind optimism and a Midwestern work ethic. Along the way they've learned a lot about kicking ass, kissing ass, and office yoga.

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Ep. 273: Bad Sisters & How To Deal With “Crazy”
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Liz and Sarah discuss the upcoming Apple TV+ show, Bad Sisters. They developed the same show (based on a Flemish series) twice for ABC, but it (rightly) never got past the script stage. Now they’re excited to see how Sharon Horgan brings it to life. In Take A Hike, they offer three strategies for dealing with “crazy.” Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz gives Sarah a hit for using her alone time well when Violet was at camp. And together they give a Bomb to the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack offers an affordable source of trendy but well-made clothes: Universal Thread at Target.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Bad Sisters: https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/news/2022/07/apple-tv-debuts-trailer-for-new-dark-comedy-bad-sisters-from-award-winning-creator-and-star-sharon-horgan/ Sharon Horgan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1279721/ Olivia Julianna (@Oliviajulianna): https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/07/30/body-shame-win-teenager-gaetz/ Deadline letter signed by female showrunners: https://deadline.com/2022/07/female-writers-showrunners-abortion-rights-letter-to-hollywood-studios-1235080241/ Universal Thread: https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=Univeral+Thread To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Ep. 272: From Book To Screen and Writer Friends!
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This week, Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of spending time with their TV writer friends! Then, in Amplify, Liz and Sarah recommend fellow showrunner and author Rasheed Newson’s new book, My Government Means to Kill Me. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question on how books become movies or shows. Finally, their assistant Lauren is back with this week’s Hollywood Hack: be an inviter! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Rasheed Newson https://www.rasheednewson.com/ My Government Means to Kill Me https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250833525/mygovernmentmeanstokillme Lauren Conoscenti https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Ep. 271: Passing Off Worry & Big Bullseyes Vs. Small Bullseyes
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This week, Liz and Sarah are passing off their worry to the experts! They share how trusting your team can take the weight off. Then—one, two, three—in Take A Hike, they talk about how keeping a daily count can help mark each day with gratitude. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss the difference between big bullseyes and small bullseyes, and how shows likeBarryandYellowjacketshit their targets. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack from a listener is sticky business: the power of the Post-it note! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Matt Miller https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588936/ HBO | Barry https://www.hbo.com/barry Showtime | Yellowjackets https://www.sho.com/yellowjackets To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Ep. 270: How To Write A Novel With Author Lian Dolan
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This week, Liz and Sarah have an update on their company, Fun Job Productions—after two years, did they decide to keep their fiction podcast company going? Then, Liz and Sarah are joined by author and fellow podcaster Lian Dolan! They talk about Lian’s latest novel, Lost and Found in Paris, her writing process, and how to dive into that book project you’ve been wanting to start. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your social life: have friends of all ages! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Lian Dolan https://www.liandolan.com/ Lost and Found in Paris: A Novel https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Found-Paris-Lian-Dolan/dp/006321122X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Satellite Sisters Podcast https://www.liandolan.com/satellite-sisters-podcast/ Lian Dolan on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/liandolan/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
Ep. 269: A Reality Check & The Writing Process
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This week, Liz and Sarah have a reality check for aspiring TV writers. From making less money to doing free work, the business has gotten even more brutal. Their advice? Follow your dreams, but know what you’re in for. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk about the importance of work traditions—how they mark milestones, help them bond, and make hard work more fun. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they answer a listener question about the writing process on Fantasy Island. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will elevate your summer adventures—challenge yourself on vacation!  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS  FOX | Fantasy Island  https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/  Santa Monica Pier | Pacific Wheel  https://pacpark.com/santa-monica-amusement-park/ferris-wheel/  Benihana  https://www.benihana.com/  Ojai Valley Inn  https://www.ojaivalleyinn.com/  Katsu-ya  https://www.katsu-yagroup.com/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
Ep. 268: Vacation Vibes & Email Etiquette
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Even though Liz and Sarah are still in the middle of post production for Season 2 of Fantasy Island, they discuss how they feel like they’re on vacation! In Take A Hike, they reveal their summer themes: Liz is planning a Summer of Health, and Sarah is looking forward to a Summer of Settling (in a good way). Next, in Amplify, they spotlight the delightful Gordita Chronicles, a new show on HBOMax that’s fun for the whole family. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah tackle email etiquette. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you quick-change into your favorite necklaces—the Locking Magnetic Jewelry Clasp! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happier | Podcast 67: Design Your Summer, a Deep-Dive into the Emotionally Charged Issue of Thank-You Notes, and Mother-in-Law Woes https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/podcast-67-design-summer Gordita Chronicles https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11987198/ LA Times | Authentically sunny and sweet, ‘Gordita Chronicles’ is the sitcom of the summer https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-06-23/gordita-chronicles-hbo-max-review Refinery29 | Gordita Chronicles is The Chubby Brown Girl Coming-of-Age Story I Needed https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2022/06/11022346/gordita-chronicles-hbo-max-representation ScriptMag | Writing the Immigrant Experience with HBO Max's 'Gordita Chronicles' Creator Claudia Forestieri and Showrunner Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz https://scriptmag.com/interviews-features/writing-the-immigrant-experience-with-hbo-maxs-gordita-chronicles-creator-claudia-forestieri-and-showrunner-brigitte-mu%C3%B1oz-liebowitz Locking Magnetic Jewelry Clasp https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08HJF22M7?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_imageGet in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Ep. 267: That’s A Wrap!
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Liz and Sarah celebrate wrapping production on Season Two of Fantasy Island! They discuss the Season Two “production curse” and how knowing even The Godfather faced challenges was a comfort. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer TWO listener questions—how they approach being career-oriented moms and how to give great notes. Then, in Hits & Bombs, Sarah has a Bomb for the guy in the NRA T-shirt at the Disneyland Hotel pool, and Liz has Hits for two new shows—The Deep End and I Love That For You. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you on set and beyond: get shoes that are right for your feet! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers by Audrey Monke https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ Power Of My People https://powerofmypeople.com/ Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli by Mark Seal https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Leave-the-Gun-Take-the-Cannoli/Mark-Seal/9781982158590 The Deep End https://www.freeform.com/shows/the-deep-end I Love That For You https://www.sho.com/i-love-that-for-you Hoka https://www.hoka.com/en/us/ Saucony https://www.saucony.com/en/home Road Runner Sports https://stores.roadrunnersports.com/ca/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
Ep. 266: Spring Listener Questions: Part 2!
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It’s time for Spring Listener Questions: Part 2! What do Liz and Sarah wish they knew about life—and Hollywood—when they graduated high school? Did they ever have a crush on the same person? Get the scoop on everything from insider details on working with a lean budget to bunnies and Corgis to where they’re shopping for clothes! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
Ep. 265: Spring Listener Questions: Part 1!
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It’s time for Spring Listener Questions: Part 1! Besides the writing, what parts of showrunning do Liz and Sarah particularly enjoy? Why do TV shows today show so… much… vomit?! Liz and Sarah answer your burning questions on all things from Fantasy Island to reality TV to “practical pants.”  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Side Hustle School https://sidehustleschool.com/ Episode 123: How To Be A Happy Camper At Work With Audrey Monke https://happierinhollywood.com/episode123/ Bonus Episode: Parenting And Staying Positive During the COVID-19 Crisis https://happierinhollywood.com/bonuscovid19/ Episode 260: You Gotta Have Grit https://happierinhollywood.com/episode260/ FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Ep. 264: YAGNI—You Ain’t Gonna Need It!
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Liz and Sarah have a new strategy: You Ain’t Gonna Need It! YAGNI—a tip from a listener—is helping Liz and Sarah think about work differently. One example? Not spending energy on projects before they’re done deals. In Take Two, listeners share times in their lives that give them the same feeling of euphoria that Liz and Sarah get from handing in the last script of the season. Then in HIH WFH they discuss the decision NOT to return to Puerto Rico and how working from home allows them to get MORE work done. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a handy gadget for summer adventures: the Heroclip® Mini. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Heroclip® Mini https://myheroclip.com/products/heroclip-mini?variant=29621301215297 FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
Ep. 263: Euphoric Relief & The Queens of Cutting
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Liz and Sarah have—knock on wood—finished writing Season Two of Fantasy Island! They discuss the euphoria they felt after turning in the last Studio/Network draft and share how they celebrated. What compares? Finishing a trial, the last day of school, giving birth… Next, in The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah dub themselves The Queens of Cutting! They reveal the tricks—removing couplets, focusing on concise thoughts—that helped them cut nineteen pages from the Season Two finale script. Then, in Take Two, more writers’ room lingo! What’s “first thought theater”? Does your writing have “a hat”? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a versatile way to carry your essentials: the Sherpani Soleil AT in Sterling. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Sherpani | Soleil AT in Sterling https://sherpani.com/collections/travel/products/soleil-at-3?variant=32510735056993 FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Ep. 262: Big News, Room Lingo, & Loops
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Liz and Sarah have news—the Big Summer Fun of Fantasy Island is now Big Fall (Or Winter) Fun on FOX! They discuss getting the call and what the move to in-season means for the show. Spoiler alert—it’s good! Then, in The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah have acquired new writers’ room lingo! What’s a front porch? Back porch? How about funneling? Then, in HIH WFH, they share a wellness concern—the lack of the loop—and consider options to replace their former walks around studio lots. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack helps take the pressure off: you don’t HAVE to have the answer. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ DEADLINE | ‘Fantasy Island’ & ‘Lego Masters’ Move From Summer To In-Season At Fox https://deadline.com/2022/05/fantasy-island-lego-masters-from-move-summer-fox-inseason-1235024560/ TVLINE | Fantasy Island Delayed: Season 2 Bumped From Summer to Fall at Fox https://tvline.com/2022/05/16/fantasy-island-season-2-rescheduled-fall-2022-fox/ Mark Rutman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2843229/ Episode 212: Be A Boulder Pusher  https://happierinhollywood.com/episode212/ Cozy Earth https://cozyearth.com/collections/bedding Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Ep. 261: Senioritis & Sleeping While Stressed
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This week, Liz and Sarah discuss wrapping the Writers’ Room for Season Two of Fantasy Island! Now they have Senioritis, but there’s still so much to do... They also announce that Season Two premieres Tuesday, May 31st at 9/8c on FOX—save the date! Then, in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah discuss strategies for getting good sleep while stressed—L-Theanine pills, a muslin blanket, bamboo sleep pants, podcasts, and more! Next, in The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about industries/disciplines that serve them as TV writers and showrunners. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will safeguard your valuables: a fireproof document box! Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ L-Theanine Pills https://www.healthline.com/health/l-theanine Muslin Comfort https://muslincomfort.com/ Gordon Lightfoot https://gordonlightfoot.com/ Magnesium https://www.sleepfoundation.org/magnesium NYT Wirecutter | The Best Fireproof Document Safe https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-fireproof-document-safe/ Honeywell’s 1114 Lightweight Fire and Waterproof Chest https://www.newegg.com/p/113-00KS-00001?nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-The+Wirecutter&AFFID=3249826&AFFNAME=The+Wirecutter&ACRID=1&ASUBID=AwEAAAAAAAAAAfXY&ASID=&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=3249826&ranSiteID=7m8EnekPF5E-BXR90drVebG8VxEsdZSQ3gGet in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Ep. 260: You Gotta Have Grit
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This week, Liz and Sarah have a special guest co-host, friend of the pod and camp owner extraordinaire, Audrey Monke! The three deep dive into grit—how grit helps at work, growing your grit, and why stepping out of your comfort zone is key to gritty resilience. Then, in Take A Hike, EVERYTHING has been going wrong on Season Two of Fantasy Island. Liz and Sarah run through the problems—rain, COVID, food poisoning, no plane (no plane!)—and discuss how they look for the silver linings. Next, in Hits & Bombs, Audrey has a Hit for health checks and a Bomb for burning time and energy. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help kids and adults articulate their emotions: use the phrases “red zone” and “blue zone” to indicate you need a break from a conversation. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Hollywood Hates Cancer Charity Buzz Auction: Virtually Meet Writers/Showrunners Liz Craft & Sarah Fain https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/auction-virtually-meet-writers-showrunners-liz-craft-2389065?preview=1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editor_notify_specialist_email&utm_content=editor_notify_specialist_email+ID_3ad5df6c-ad97-4e26-b176-d34aaf433c2f&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Click%20here Audrey Monke https://twitter.com/audreymonke Gold Arrow Camp https://goldarrowcamp.com/ Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults by Audrey Monke https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Ep. 259: Back To Basics
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What’s missing around your workspace? Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of having solid basics—Sarah needs a good chair, Liz needs pens! Then, in A Day In The Life, Liz and Sarah take listeners through a typical day of showrunning Season Two of Fantasy Island. From cut notes to COVID hurdles to delivering scripts on tight deadlines, this year has been all about staying nimble. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is earth-friendly (and easy!): the Lomi Kitchen Composter. LINKS Happier Podcast 95: Practice Mise-En-Place https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/podcast-95-mis-en-place/ Happier in Hollywood Episode 241: The Nimble Life https://happierinhollywood.com/episode241/ Lomi Kitchen Composter https://pela.earth/lomi Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Ep. 258: Dinner Parties and Slumber Parties!
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This week, Liz and Sarah share wisdom gleaned from Twitter—specifically, insights for lower level writers from TV writer Jeane Wong. One piece of advice? Think of the writers room as a dinner party. Next, in Take A Hike, they recommend a tried and true tactic to make a deadline more fun—have a work slumber party! Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a Hit to Fantasy Island composer Genevieve Vincent and a Bomb to there being no direct flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a healthy treat for sun-deprived writers: keep Vitamin D gummies on your desk! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Jeane Wong IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2777027/ Jeane Wong Twitter https://twitter.com/jeanedevivre Jeane Wong Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jeanedevivre/ Genevieve Vincent IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2933205/ Nature’s Bounty Vitamin D Gummies https://www.naturesbounty.com/our-products/letter-vitamins/vitamin-d/vitamin-d-gummies/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Ep. 257: Momentum Matters
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With three episodes left to break for Season Two of Fantasy Island, how do Liz and Sarah handle a morale killer? The short answer – they lean on their team and get to work. Then, in Take Two, Liz and Sarah revisit busy bragging. In Amplify, Liz shouts out the Netflix reality series, Deaf U, for both its unique look into Deaf culture and its soapy excellence. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you work smarter, not harder: use a mini leaf blower! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Deaf U https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13070478/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_3 Audible https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12771540/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_2 Greenworks 24-volt 320-CFM 90-MPH Handheld Cordless Electric Leaf Blower https://www.lowes.com/pd/Greenworks-Greenworks-24V-Axial-Blower-90-MPH-320-CFM-Battery-Not-Included-BL24B02/1003139730 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Ep. 256: Call In Reinforcements
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In the thick of double days and double deadlines, Liz and Sarah call in reinforcements! They’ve added their good friend and TV writer Karine Rosenthal to the Fantasy Island S2 Writers’ Room. Liz and Sarah discuss delegating writing tasks so they can branch off to deliver documents and cuts and how fresh eyes later in the season really help! Then, in L v S, are Liz and Sarah guilty of “busy bragging”? Next, in The Craft (and Fain), they discuss how cutting extra words from scripts always makes them better. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is inspired by Sarah’s recent move: Get new dishes (or underwear)! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Karine Rosenthal https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1926243/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Farmhouse White Dinner Plates https://www.crateandbarrel.com/farmhouse-white-dinner-plate/s203766 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Ep. 255: Leaning Into A Lean Budget
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Liz and Sarah share strategies for making a lean TV budget work and discuss putting them into action on Fantasy Island. At every stage of the process, there are ways to make smart adjustments—from keeping above-the-line costs down, to writing to locations, to shooting double up days, to accepting they’ll never have a recognizable needle drop. Limitations foster creativity…right?! Then, in HIH WFH, Liz and Sarah share their favorite technique for staying sane during all-day Zooms: schedule breaks. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you meet your next big deadline: book a hotel stay! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Episode 241: The Nimble Life https://happierinhollywood.com/episode241/ Episode 246: Take the Room & Fantasy Island Music Supervisor Melany Mitchell https://happierinhollywood.com/episode246/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Ep. 254: How To Be A Pro
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What does it mean to be a professional? Liz and Sarah deep dive into what pros do differently. From how they communicate, to anticipating needs, to seeing the void and filling it—professionals make it easy to work with them. Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz gives hits to two TV shows—The Dropout and Dopesick—and a bomb to herself for (a lack of) home office organization. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will keep your supplements a simple spin away: get a Lazy Susan! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Kelly and Rose Boutique https://www.kellyandrose.com James Avery https://www.jamesavery.com The Dropout https://www.hulu.com/series/13988f84-f1c8-40dd-a73c-4e71ab4bbe63 Dopesick https://www.hulu.com/series/227de06a-d3d4-42e0-9df1-bb5495e1738d Lazy Susan - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia https://www.target.com/p/lazy-susan-hearth-hand-with-magnolia/-/A-82289605?preselect=54509247#lnk=sametab To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Ep. 253: Embrace The Suck & More Travel Hacks!
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Liz and Sarah embrace the fact that sometimes things just suck. Sarah moved last weekend—and, yep, it sucked. But acknowledging the suck and not trying to put a spin on it somehow made it easier. In Take Two, Liz and Sarah share a supersized list of travel hacks from a former flight attendant. Small things—a white noise machine, smoothies, a pre-written checklist—can make your next trip, well, not suck! Then, in the Mailroom, they answer a question about whether or not Hollywood writers ever buy ideas from people outside the business. The short answer—no. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a conversation starter: create a wristscape. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Atlanta Meal Prep https://atlantamealprep.com Travelpro FlightCrew5 Crew Cooler https://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/11044?gclid=CjwKCAiAgvKQBhBbEiwAaPQw3O_hlZ_SpzDLfcThgDC_XhQwuoOUEOanbkOa1faFrLHqOzowYLKW4BoCGIwQAvD_BwE Ice Cold Pack Ohuhu Reusable Ice Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AADOZCU/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_8Y6VRKBC0DEEFXA8YM1M Energy Superfood Smoothie Blend https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/product/blendtopia-energy-superfood-smoothie-blend-7-oz-b07cc49t64 Sowtech Espresso Machine https://www.walmart.com/ip/126476128 Instacart https://www.instacart.com/ Uber Eats https://www.ubereats.com/ Poo Pourri https://pourri.com/ Seropy Clothes Drying Rack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09376ZTN2/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_4HHGZ3K24WSK01SJ09RN Source Naturals Wellness Formula https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GFPD10/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_SW68JRG47GYKTWH2M04V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Zinc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089TQDCJ6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_0Q2YFBZBWS06BTZDWGY7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Ep. 252: Money Matters & Tackling The Sunday Night Blues
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How do creative people budget? Creatively! Liz and Sarah talk MONEY—and how to manage it—with financial coach Dylan Snowden. Dylan shares how his background in the arts informs his work today, common mistakes, and how to set yourself up for financial success. Then, in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah tackle the Sunday Night Blues. Listeners had lots of great suggestions—from planning a Sunday Spa, to meal prepping, to evening walks with friends. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your next potentially unpleasant hotel stay: change rooms! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Dylan Teaches Finance https://www.dylanteachesfinance.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Ep. 251: Re-entry, Crunch Time, & Compliments!
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Liz and Sarah are back from Puerto Rico! They discuss how being on location can be a (busy!) break from reality and how they’re tackling re-entry to their lives in Los Angeles and Ojai. Then, in Take A Hike, it’s crunch time on Fantasy Island. Liz and Sarah explain what double days are—two crews shooting two episodes at the same time—and how they’re managing the pressure with breathing techniques, meal kits, and Corgis! Next, from the Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about how to figure out your pilot story—focus on character intros, story structure, conflict, and twists. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will brighten your day and someone else’s: pass on a compliment! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Box Breathing https://www.webmd.com/balance/what-is-box-breathing Gobble https://www.gobble.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Ep. 250: Our 250th Episode!
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It’s the 250th episode of Happier In Hollywood! Liz and Sarah celebrate by recapping their twenty-five favorite topics featured on the podcast. From their very first Hollywood Hack—saying “fuck” in a meeting—to revelatory conversations with guests like Channing Dungey, Marcia Clark, Annie Duke, and more. Favorite pointers include “be an insulator,” the value of the “boulder pusher,” what to wear on Zoom, and asking: “Does this move the needle?” If you’ve been listening from the beginning, join Liz and Sarah as they look back; if you’re new here, this episode is a great place to start—and welcome! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Episode 248: Embrace A New Identity https://happierinhollywood.com/episode248/ Episode 27: Jenna Fischer Talks Party Crashing, Pottery Barn Tears, and Patience https://happierinhollywood.com/episode27/ The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224 Episode 69: Our Dream Guest! An Interview With ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey https://happierinhollywood.com/episode69/ Channing Dungey https://variety.com/exec/channing-dungey/ Bonus Episode: Liz and Sarah’s “American Beauties” Pitch https://happierinhollywood.com/bonus-episode-american-beauties-pitch/ Episode 47: “Live” From The Hollywood Forever Cemetery https://happierinhollywood.com/episode47/ Marcia Clark https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1133849/ The Fix https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/ Episode 144: What’s Your Personal “Canary In A Coal Mine?” https://happierinhollywood.com/episode144/ Episode 156: Dressing For Zoom Meetings With Emmy-Nominated Costume Designer Allyson Fanger https://happierinhollywood.com/episode156/ Episode 212: Be A Boulder Pusher https://happierinhollywood.com/episode212/ Episode 98: What’s Your Role In The Workplace? https://happierinhollywood.com/episode98/ Episode 147: Wrestling With Schrodinger’s Cat https://happierinhollywood.com/episode147/ Episode 179: The Strategy Of Decision Making With Annie Duke https://happierinhollywood.com/episode179/ Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Bets-Making-Smarter-Decisions/dp/0735216355 Episode 136: Down With Exclamation Points! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode136/ Episode 37: Sorry, Not Sorry! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode37/ Episode 107: Wish/Want/Walk Negotiation With Entertainment Attorney Michael Donaldson https://happierinhollywood.com/episode107/ Episode 214: Be An Insulator https://happierinhollywood.com/episode214/ Episode 92: Ask Yourself: Does This Move The Needle? https://happierinhollywood.com/episode92/ Episode 209: Sometimes It’s Not A Fun Job, And We Don’t Enjoy It https://happierinhollywood.com/episode209/ Episode 1: Picking A New Work Mantra https://happierinhollywood.com/episode1/ Episode 42: We Want Volunteers, Not Recruits! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode42/ Episode 5: Release The Banana! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode5/ Ep. 242: What Would Dolly Do 2022! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode242/ Episode 4: What’s Your Story? https://happierinhollywood.com/episode4/ Episode 80: Power Down After Production! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode80/ Episode 20: Liz and Sarah Take On Office Birthdays https://happierinhollywood.com/episode20/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Ep. 249: HIH WFH—Work From… Hotel!
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Liz and Sarah discuss how taking a moment to add a personal touch to your work can make a big impact. One example? The necessities-filled beach bags that Fantasy Island production had waiting for them in their hotel rooms. Next, now that Liz and Sarah are back in Puerto Rico for Season Two, they assess what they REALLY need to WFH—Work From… Hotel! At the top of the list—free breakfast, a coffee maker, and good WiFi. Then, in The Craft (and Fain), they talk about Story vs. Moves—what the difference is between the two, and how one makes for great TV, the other not so much. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a portable, compact snack that’ll ease your mind while traveling—protein bars! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Fiber One Bars https://www.fiberone.com/ NuGo Bars https://www.nugonutrition.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Ep. 248: Embrace A New Identity
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TV writers wear many hats, and it’s important for writers of all levels to have the chance to wear them. Liz and Sarah share how getting to do ALL parts of the job early on in their career helped them learn how to run a show, and how offering the same opportunities they received makes the job more fulfilling for everyone. Next, in Take A Hike, Liz has some news of the four-legged variety—Nacho the Corgi now has a sister, Daisy! Liz and Sarah discuss how embracing a new identity is both freeing and exhilarating. In Take Two, they reveal listeners’ reactions to their scripted pandemic podcast idea—it’s a fairly even split! Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will light up your space in style: a personalized LED sign. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Pembroke Welsh Corgi https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/pembroke-welsh-corgi/ Custom LED Neon Sign https://www.etsy.com/listing/711418250/custom-led-neon-sign-neon-sign-light-for?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=custom+led+signs+for+wall&ref=sc_gallery-1-11&pro=1&frs=1&sts=1&listing_id=711418250&listing_slug=custom-led-neon-sign-neon-sign-light-for&plkey=a9b5803fb8989425ca97309115169292155fb8bd%3A711418250 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Ep. 247: The Power Of Positive Feedback
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A kind word goes a long way! As Season Two of Fantasy Island takes shape, Liz and Sarah discuss how getting positive feedback on their work energizes them to work even harder – and it makes it easier to take criticism. In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a mutual Hit to their assistant, Lauren, for her help with the podcast, and they give a mutual Bomb to meetings that should be emails. Sarah also gives a Hit to Liz for a recent morale boosting visit, and a Bomb to her time in Ojai. Liz gives a Hit to Sarah for remaining creatively present at work despite everything on her plate, and she gives a Bomb to herself for not even remembering what she’s supposed to be doing to be healthier in 2022. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you layer your necklaces: the Triple Layering Clasp from Necklet. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS PB Comfort Roll Arm Slipcovered Sleeper Sofa With Memory Foam Mattress https://www.potterybarn.com/products/pb-comfort-slipcovered-sleeper-sofa/?pkey=s~sleeper%20sofa~186 Wilding Wallbeds https://www.wallbedsbywilding.com/ Lauren Conoscenti https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/ I Survived Another Meeting Mug https://www.amazon.com/survived-another-meeting-should-email/dp/B01NCTTSS6 Necklet Triple Layering Clasp https://www.nordstrom.com/s/necklet-triple-layering-clasp/5970946?color=GOLD&mrkgadid=3313967735&mrkgcl=760&mrkgen=gpla&mrkgbflag=0&mrkgcat=&utm_content=9383363633&utm_term=pla-321248633732&utm_channel=low_nd_shopping_standard&sp_source=google&sp_campaign=645528200&adpos=&creative=57185734913&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&acctid=21700000001689570&dskeywordid=92700049880166076&lid=92700049880166076&ds_s_kwgid=58700005465914264&ds_s_inventory_feed_id=97700000007631122&dsproductgroupid=321248633732&product_id=36391749&merchid=1243147&prodctry=US&prodlang=en&channel=online&storeid=&locationid=9030966&targetid=pla-321248633732&campaignid=645528200&adgroupid=9383363633&gclid=CjwKCAiA3L6PBhBvEiwAINlJ9LKM-M0mdndBKDjKuLEYMfdgE3JHy1WHVKzFD9TmJe7BKqUSH4AYtBoC0wQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Ep. 246: Take The Room & Fantasy Island Music Supervisor Melany Mitchell
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Do you have a room in your home that’s reserved for guests? Liz and Sarah discuss the merits of staking a claim and taking up space. Then, in Hollywood Jobs, they talk with Fantasy Island’s Music Supervisor Melany Mitchell about how she became a Music Supervisor, what the job entails, and how she transports audiences through music, all while working with a lean budget. Next, in Amplify, Sarah shares a new favorite cookbook — Nom Nom Paleo Let’s Go! Simple Feasts & Healthy Eats by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a great gift idea that will help you help others: the Changing The Present Charitable Gift Card. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Melany Mitchell https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2903260/ What Is a Music Supervisor? Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of a Hollywood Music Supervisor https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-a-music-supervisor#what-are-the-responsibilities-of-a-music-supervisor Nom Nom Paleo Let’s Go! Simple Feasts & Healthy Eats by Michelle Tam & Henry Fong https://nomnompaleo.com/letsgocookbook Changing The Present Charitable Gift Card https://changingthepresent.org/products/charitable-gift-card-digital To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
Ep. 245: Miracles, Imposters, & Wordle!
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Movie – and TV! – magic means making miracles happen each day, but sometimes those miracles aren’t enough. Liz and Sarah reflect on a remark from famed cinematographer Dante Spinotti that resonates with their current work on Fantasy Island. Then, in Take A Hike, they talk about the daily joy that’s sweeping the internet – Wordle! Next, in Amplify, Liz recommends a podcast that takes listeners on the twisty journey of one woman’s relationship with a conman – Imposters: The Commander hosted by Abby Ellin. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is bloody important: know your blood type! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Dante Spinotti https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005883/ Women’s Murder Club  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0955353/ Brett Ratner https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0711840/ Scott Winant https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934525/ Wordle https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ The Washington Post | Opinion: Why Wordle is the perfect game for the moment https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/01/13/wordle-perfect-pandemic-game-together/ Imposters: The Commander https://open.spotify.com/show/35nG81iVW9kbfMkMXkTym6 Duped by Abby Ellin https://www.amazon.com/Duped-Double-Identities-Almost-Married/dp/1610398009 Happier with Gretchen Rubin | Podcast 205: An Interview about False Identities with Abby Ellin https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/205-a-talk-with-abby-ellin Eldoncard Blood Type Test https://www.amazon.com/Eldoncard-Blood-Type-Test-Complete/dp/B00JFTSPMW/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Ep. 244: Working Weekends & Trying Versus Doing
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Liz and Sarah have a confession to make — despite swearing Season Two of Fantasy Island will be different, they’re already working weekends. Arg! Then, in their new HIH WFH (Happier In Hollywood Work From Home) segment, they explain how the Writers’ Room is breaking story remotely using WritersRoom Pro®. Next, in Take A Hike, Sarah has an “ah ha” therapy moment about the difference between trying and doing. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack tackles time management: set aside ten minutes to do online research for every hour of writing. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS WritersRoom Pro® https://www.writersroompro.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Ep. 243: Liz & Sarah Answer Listener Questions!
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Liz and Sarah open the floor to listener questions! Hot topics include: parenting, chickens, Corgis, and more! How do Liz and Sarah know if a story has “legs”? What financial advice do they have for a career in Hollywood? And between it all, do Liz and Sarah actually sleep? Lastly, this week’s Hollywood Hack gives you ergonomic support in your car or home: BackJoy’s SitSmart Core Traction Back Support. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: BackJoy’s SitSmart Core Traction Back Support in Black https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/sitsmart-core-traction-back-support-in-black/5379142 The Necklace by Matt Witten https://www.amazon.com/Necklace-Matt-Witten/dp/1608094588 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Ep. 242: What Would Dolly Do 2022!
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Liz and Sarah reveal their team motto for the new year — What Would Dolly Do 2022! Their goal is to harness Dolly Parton’s spirit of strength, fun, and goodness. They also plan to wear more eye shadow. In Take A Hike, they each make a commitment to make one change for their mental health and one change for their physical health in 2022. Sarah is going to cut down on scrolling and increase how much she’s hiking each week. Liz is going to read more novels and lower her A1c. They’ve also got 2021 Hits & Bombs. Hits go to the vaccine, Season Two of Fantasy Island, and making the best of a bad pandemic. Bombs go to the Covid variants, failing at Christmas, and holding on to the Covid 19 pounds. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Liz’s niece Eliza: When evaluating a new job opportunity, ask yourself if it meets at least one of these criteria — is it fun, meaningful, or does it offer a steep learning curve.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Charlie Podrebarac: https://www.gocomics.com/cowtown Dolly Parton: https://dollyparton.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
Ep. 241: The Nimble Life
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Liz and Sarah discuss the necessity of staying nimble as they write and produce Season Two of Fantasy Island. “Lean TV” requires a lot of juggling! Then, in Amplify, Liz talks about her new favorite show, The Sex Lives of College Girls. Next, they introduce a brand new segment – HIH WFH (Happier In Hollywood Work From Home) – and reveal a strategy to protect important work time when there’s a lot going on at home. This week’s Hollywood Hack will keep your feet warm this winter: Brooklinen socks. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS The Sex Lives of College Girls https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11212276/ Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Podcast https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ Brooklinen Socks https://www.brooklinen.com/collections/slippers-socks To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Ep. 240: Be The Calm In The Storm
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Let’s face it— sometimes things go wrong. Liz and Sarah discuss how when they had to manage a recent snafu, they took a lesson in leadership from Captain Lee on Bravo’s Below Deck: STAY CALM. Then, in Take A Hike, Nacho saves the day! Liz and Sarah share the mental health benefits of actively transitioning between Work and Not Work… and how a certain Corgi puppy helps. Next Liz and Sarah answer a Mailroom question about getting laid off. (Spoiler alert— it happens to everyone.) Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: virtual bulletin boards! P.S. Set those reminders— our two-hour Fantasy Island holiday special airs December 21st on FOX! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Bravo’s Below Deck https://www.bravotv.com/below-deck Trello https://trello.com/ Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Ep. 239: The New Normal?
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Now that we’re all (sort of) heading back to work after the pandemic, what does “the new normal” look like? Liz and Sarah discuss the pros and cons of a hybrid work environment. Pro: less snacking. Con: fewer jobs for support staff. Then Liz and Sarah respond to a Mailroom comment about how taking a leap into the unknown can lead one down unexpected paths… and to surprising success. Next, in Take A Hike, Sarah reveals she’s been talking to a therapist again and encourages Liz to do the same. Finally, you can use this week’s Hollywood Hack while you Zoom, and it’s great for tired feet: Shiatsu Air 2.0 Foot Massager with Heat. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: TENCEL™ Lyocell Jumpsuit | Gap https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=724231 Shiatsu Air 2.0 Foot Massager with Heat https://www.homedics.com/shiatsu-air-2-0-foot-massager-with-heat/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
C13Features Presents: Ghostwriter, Starring Kate Mara and Adam Scott
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In this C13Features podcast movie presentation of Ghostwriter, Kate Mara and Adam Scott star in a psychological thriller about a former journalist who reluctantly accepts a job ghostwriting a new murder mystery novel for an eccentric billionaire. Kate Michaels has been living a solitary life after a traumatic experience, but after pressure from her rational agent and candid best friend, she begrudgingly concedes that she needs the work. As she collaborates with the enigmatic James Webber on the project, she finds herself growing dependent on him and starts to suspect that something is wrong…deeply wrong. Will Kate be able to trust herself with James’ story, or even her own voice? Grab some popcorn, and get lost in your imagination in this gripping and suspenseful podcast movie experience, Ghostwriter, from C13Features.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Ep. 238: Liz Washes Away Guilt with a Sound Bath
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Liz shares that while both she and Sarah embraced gratitude over Thanksgiving, Liz also felt another “g” emotion… guilt! Turns out it’s hard to enjoy a few days off when so much work looms on the horizon. One solution? Remember that relaxing now leads to more productivity later. Then, in L v. S (Liz versus Sarah), they debate the merits of sound baths. Liz finds a sound bath more soothing than a massage — Sarah can’t stand the high-pitched tone of singing bowls. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack could be life altering: When looking for a mentor, choose someone whose life you like. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: More Than You Can Handle by Miguel Sancho: https://www.amazon.com/More-Than-You-Can-Handle/dp/0593085914 What Are Sound Baths? https://www.verywellmind.com/what-are-sound-baths-4783501 Singing Bowls: https://himalayanbowls.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtJeNBhCVARIsANJUJ2HhCDD-dfPCfJr4YHomvgcXyFTNHK_ruJbr3wac0MIMSCB_IDgTT9caAgJnEALw_wcB To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Ep. 237: Liz & Sarah Set Boundaries!
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As Liz and Sarah begin writing Season Two of Fantasy Island, they’re determined to maintain work boundaries — at least for as long as they possibly can. One strategy? Wait to answer non-urgent emails. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question about how to transition from unscripted to scripted television. Then Liz and Sarah talk to their brand new assistant, Lauren Conoscenti, about how her attitude toward her job garnered Lauren the best recommendations from her former bosses that Liz and Sarah have ever received. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is inspired by Happier With Gretchen Rubin guest Larry Smith: Write a six word gratitude memoir.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Lauren Conoscenti: https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/ Six Word Memoirs: https://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/author/larry-smith/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Ep. 236: What Kind Of Decision Maker Are You?
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Liz and Sarah analyze different kinds of decision making. Do you follow your gut? Take the path of least resistance? Make decisions by committee? Then, in From The Outer Office, they talk to their former assistant and current Executive Story Editor on Season Two of Fantasy Island, Brook Sitgraves Turner, about what it’s like to climb the Writers Room ladder. Her advice? Take an improv class. Brook also provides this week’s Hollywood Hack: Keep a blanket in your car. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Annie Duke: https://www.annieduke.com/books/ Brook Sitgraves Turner: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8223801/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Ep. 235: Liz & Sarah Celebrate Season Two of Fantasy Island!
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Liz and Sarah share HUGE news! There will be a Season Two of Fantasy Island! Now that they’ve accomplished this major goal, what’s next? They’re setting their sights on making it to one hundred episodes. Or maybe seventy-five... In Hits & Bombs, they give a big Hit to two colleagues — Marie Jacobson and Ray Ricord of Sony Gemstone — for being such cheerleaders. They also give a Bomb to the bureaucratic hell that kept them from starting the writers room when they wanted to. This week, Liz and Sarah have two Hollywood Hacks. The first is a hiring hack: When you’re up for a job, ask former employers to send unsolicited praise to the people who might hire you. The second Hollywood Hack might keep you out of hot water: Instead of texting sensitive information, write it in a Google doc, then delete. Finally, Sarah had a Halloween Celebrity Sighting — singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Fantasy Island Season Two: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/fantasy-island-renewed-season-2-fox-1235105324/ https://deadline.com/2021/11/fantasy-island-renewed-season-2-fox-1234868293/ Marie Jacobson: https://www.thewrap.com/sony-pictures-television-names-marie-jacobson-head-of-new-indie-feature-film-style-production-unit/ Ray Ricord: https://deadline.com/2020/01/sony-tvs-gemstone-studios-ray-ricord-svp-development-replacing-kathryn-busby-1202838600/ Lisa Loeb: https://www.lisaloeb.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
Ep. 234: Hike Versus Sprint (And Liz Has Big News)
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Season One of Fantasy Island was a sprint that left Liz and Sarah flat on the ground. As they look ahead to a possible Season Two, they discuss how to have their work life resemble a hike instead. Yes, it will be arduous, but they also want to enjoy the view. Then Liz answers a Mailroom question about her name. In a special L v. S (Liz versus Sarah), Liz announces that she has a new puppy — a Corgi named Nacho! And she concedes that Sarah has been right all along. Pets do make a person happier! Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your work communication dramatically: use clear email headers. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Pembroke Welsh Corgi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke_Welsh_Corgi To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Ep. 233: Embracing Hiatus Mode
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With Season Two of Fantasy Island  still up in the air, Liz and Sarah have decided to embrace Hiatus Mode! What does that mean? Going to their favorite hiatus restaurants (including Benihana), taking short trips to see friends, and — for Sarah — getting out her spinning wheel. In Take Two, they have MORE great gifts ideas for this holiday season. Thanks, Listeners, for all the suggestions! One popular Item? Salt! Then Liz and Sarah amplify the new season of a podcast that anyone who aspires to be in the entertainment business should listen to — the Catch A Break Podcast. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help keep your car tidy: the Epauto Waterproof Car Trashcan. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Benihana: https://www.benihana.com/reservations/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHuy7wet4TO56cP7LaF0mrQ0mBfqNgvzLMBvWrWqreZwD1-cGt7pWAaAodFEALw_wcB Momofuku Seasoned Salts: https://shop.momofuku.com/products/seasoned-salts Magic Unicorn Sea Salt: https://shop.beautifulbrinysea.com/products/magic-unicorn Penzeys Spices: https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/shallot-pepper-seasoning/c-24/p-453/pd-s Pottery Barn Faux Fur Ruched Throw: https://www.potterybarn.com/products/faux-fur-channel-throw/?catalogId=84&sku=4832675&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Pillows%20%26%20Decor%20%3E%20Throws®ion_id=669090&cm_ite=4832675&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHePJ4RMuDwg6YgzKG7KO6Hk1VnuKs3GjaZCUuMPNF_GCUMiIVtLAcaAvDfEALw_wcB Ipsy: https://www.ipsy.com/?sid=GB_Google-Branded_Web_New_US_NonBrnd&cid=ad_494636285500_keyword_ipsy_000623_20200930&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cFl_-9WvlnPYbyltIYL0MkdXmm6zVPqZLVPe67vn2_oHcfG_aLhrwUaAs8wEALw_wcB Ember coffee mug: https://ember.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHX9vJBSkuXOLkhrdWFuGxOBQz5NHCdx1lub-xiytGaPM5svmGX9N4aArpEEALw_wcB Tony’s tiny chocolates: https://tonyschocolonely.com/us/en/chocoshop/products/tiny-tonys John Kelly Chocolates: https://www.johnkellychocolates.com/ Social Goods 1973 T-shirt: https://www.social-goods.com/products/1973-retro-activist-tee-black?variant=20344701714486¤cy=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cFgvI66PYgfgCzbW7di-Mx8D2b1RrcyCpViyfEslKJgfPi8rFEdYIsaAmN9EALw_wcB Homeboy Bakery: https://homeboyindustries.org/social-enterprises/bakery/ Cookies For Kids Cancer: https://cookiesforkidscancer.org/ Catch A Break Podcast: https://www.catchabreakpodcast.com/ Epauto Waterproof Car Trashcan: https://www.amazon.com/EPAuto-Car-Trash-Storage-Pockets/dp/B07HYJ2YHN/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3V3C88108YZTX&dchild=1&keywords=epauto%2Bwaterproof%2Bcar%2Btrash%2Bcan&qid=1635354355&sprefix=Epauto%2Caps%2C244&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExVDFMVllTNEtISjBIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDEyNzU1M1FVV0JINjJBWVhCSyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTc0ODU1M084MlFVSjRTUFpXUSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Ep. 232: Sliding Doors & Sarah Gets Chickens
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Liz and Sarah discuss how their immediate future resembles the 1998 movie Sliding Doors. There’s one reality if Fantasy Island gets picked up for Season Two, and a totally different reality if it doesn’t. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares how she’s using meditation to help her get through this stressful time. Her favorite tool? The Ten Percent Happier app from Dan Harris. Plus, she got chickens! So Ojai. This week’s Hollywood Hack turns any gathering into a special event: rent a photo booth. Finally, Celebrity Sightings are back! This week Liz and Sarah spotted comedian Fortune Feimster at Kiwami.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Happier With Gretchen Rubin bonus episode on Sarah’s move to Ojai: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vaGFwcGllcg/episode/N2VmZWUzM2EtMjYwZi0xMWVjLTkxNjMtMTM1ZDRlMjVlNzM3?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwiTm_O2k9fzAhU4ITQIHVqoB-wQieUEegQIChAI&ep=6 Sliding Doors trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkEX_EqBeq8 Fantasy Island “Twice in a Lifetime” full episode: https://www.fox.com/watch/7bc83da1b946171624ce254de5470a88/ Ten Percent Happier: https://www.tenpercent.com/ Meditation Mount in Ojai: https://meditationmount.org/ Fortune Feimster: https://www.fortunefeimster.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Ep. 231: Hollywood Holiday Gift Guide!
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It’s not even Halloween yet, but Liz and Sarah are looking ahead to the holidays. Between supply chain problems and slow delivery, they’re shopping NOW! And they’ve got lots of great gift ideas. Need to buy for a colleague? They suggest a personalized Yeti rambler cup or a face mask chain from CandiceBDesigns on Etsy. Have a Happier lover in your life? Get a To Do Tackle Box from Gretchen Rubin. Liz and Sarah’s favorite gift this year? Smiley Face Slippers! Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Happy Home Slippers from Yellow The Label: https://yllwthelabel.com/collections/accessories/products/happy-home-slippers-sherbert-preorder Note To Self socks: https://www.notestoself.com/ CandiceBDesigns mask chains: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandiceBDesigns?ref=shop_sugg Corkcicle coffee mugs: https://corkcicle.com/collections/luxe-collection?collection=type-coffee-mug&product=6732983926872&variant=39576332107864 Yeti rambler cup: https://www.yeti.com/en_US/drinkware/tumblers/20oz/21071500665.html Earthwell drinkware: https://earthwell.com/ Timbuk2 Custom Classic Messenger Bag: https://www.timbuk2.com/pages/customizer#/product/18-custom-classic-messenger-bag/size/4/customize Baggu: https://baggu.com/collections/cross-body-bags Bandolier: https://www.bandolierstyle.com/ Poche bag from Clare V: https://www.clarev.com/products/poche-black-rustic Patagonia Black Hole: https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-black-hole-pack-23-liters/49255.html?dwvar_49255_color=PLGY&cgid=luggage-black-hole-bags-backpacks Away Packable Sling bag: https://www.awaytravel.com/travel-bags/packable-sling-bag?color=cayenne Pop It fidget toys for kids: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092LQ1ZZG/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&aaxitk=fecc1c9b7d40c9983de2345940a85002&hsa_cr_id=5915633690601&pd_rd_plhdr=t&pd_rd_r=72c1850c-0124-4e9e-81c6-db95f76be8d0&pd_rd_w=Dz8tW&pd_rd_wg=AMSHz&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_mcd_asin_0_img King Arthur Sourdough Starter and Classic Crock Set: https://shop.kingarthurbaking.com/items/fresh-sourdough-starter-and-classic-crock-set Moxi Roller Skates: https://www.moxiskates.com/products/lolly-roller-skates-clementine?variant=31945332457574 Three to four hundred dollars.  The Tackle Box: https://the-happiness-project.com/products/the-tackle-box Memento Keepsake Journal: https://the-happiness-project.com/products/memento-keepsake-journal On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King: https://www.amazon.com/On-Writing-Stephen-King-audiobook/dp/B0000547HM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2JSR1RWSLBCY1&dchild=1&keywords=on+writing+stephen+king&qid=1634071615&s=books&sr=1-1 The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer: https://www.amazon.com/The-Actors-Life-Jenna-Fischer-audiobook/dp/B078JLHPPT/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Jenna+fisher&qid=1634071665&s=audible&sr=1-1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Ep. 230: What Five Things Do You Want To Be Known For?
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Liz and Sarah discuss a question put forth by their favorite author consultant, Crystal Ellefsen — what five things do they want to be known for? First on the list — writing interesting, complex female characters. Then they Amplify Dichos, an hilarious new web series from Fantasy Island Season One writer Mary Angelica Molina. This week’s Hollywood Hack is for the overbuyers out there: If you feel the need to buy something, buy a holiday gift. Finally, Sarah had her first Celebrity Sighting in Ojai. She saw Jason Segel walking into town.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com LINKS: Crystal Ellefsen: https://crystalellefsen.com/ Consulting For Authors: https://consultingforauthors.com/ Mary Angelica Molina: https://www.maryangelicamolina.com/ Dichos: https://www.dichosdichos.com/ Jason Segel: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0781981/Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
Ep. 229: The Waiting Game
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Liz and Sarah are anxiously waiting to find out if there’s a future for Fantasy Island. They reveal one way they’re handling the stress — working on the network pitch for Season Two! In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives Sarah a Hit for how she’s dealing with the social slog in her new hometown of Ojai. And after watching the new Amazon docuseries LuLaRich, they both give a big Bomb to MLM’S — multilevel marketing companies. Liz even pledges to give up her beloved MLM skincare products. Then they answer a Mailbag question about the Fantasy Island logo — why is the “A” upside down? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a pro tip that took Liz and Sarah years to learn: Repeat after them.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: LuLaRich trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJgkwIHp1pc Life After MLM podcast hosted by Roberta Blevins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr8VrNAbpWE To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Ep. 228: Resetting, Reframing, & The Finale
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Liz and Sarah reveal what’s most pressing in their work psyches this week — nothing! As Season One of Fantasy Island comes to an end, they are making a conscious effort to take a mental break from the show. In Take Two, they revisit their post Puerto Rico reset plans. Did Sarah find good hiking trails in Ojai? Has Liz stopped eating after 10PM? Have they both managed to focus on their friendship? Then, in Take A Hike, Sarah discusses her recent decision to reframe certain big expenses — an insight which led Liz to feel better about the money she’s spending on making a will. Liz and Sarah also go Behind The Episode, discussing the Fantasy Island season finale, “Dia De Los Vivos,” which was written by Liz’s husband, Adam Fierro, and guest-stars the always fabulous Leslie Jordan. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack makes a great business gift, especially for somebody who spends a lot of time on sets: the Kinetic Sling Crossbody Bag from Athleta. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Liz and Sarah on the podcast Screaming Into The Hollywood Abyss: https://www.hollywoodabyss.com/fantasyisland/ Leslie Jordan talks about Fantasy Island: https://www.tvinsider.com/1014281/fantasy-island-leslie-jordan-guest-star/ Adam Fierro: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1469826/ Rachel Raimist: https://www.rachelmakesmovies.com/ Kinetic Sling Crossbody Bag from Athleta: https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=656734042&vid=1&tid=atpl000001&kwid=1&ap=7&gclid=CjwKCAjwhaaKBhBcEiwA8acsHGdVS5qMtNBv_q_C6GxZnYivx6Y5DVuxU6sMtfaF68uH_Y6MfrfAtxoCIewQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Ep. 227: The Power Of A POV
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Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of having a point of view at work. Your boss might not always agree with you, but that’s ok! In Behind The Episode, they talk about two episodes of Fantasy Island: “The Big Five Oh” and “The Romance & The Bromance.” One exciting detail? The casting! These episodes feature a Melrose Place reunion and an appearance by Roselyn Sanchez’s husband — Eric Winter! Then, in Amplify, Liz shares a must-see documentary — LFG — about the US Women’s Soccer Team’s fight for equity and fair pay. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack comes straight from Sarah’s move to a new house: Keep a stain stick wherever you undress.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Melrose Place: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose_Place Josie Bissett: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0084327/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Daphne Zuniga: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001879/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Laura Leighton: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0500359/ Eric Winter: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935721/ LFG: https://www.hbomax.com/grw-lfg?utm_id=sa%7C71700000084305879%7C58700007147538124%7Cp64270085257&gclid=Cj0KCQjwkIGKBhCxARIsAINMioI2l-FxpdI6UNiptVTYrdE2tWaJ9REXgyQcevX0dU511Suw7v29LLEaApJ8EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds OxiClean Gel Stick: https://www.amazon.com/OxiClean-Max-Force-Gel-Stick/dp/B01LZ6FGEJ/ref=asc_df_B01LZ6FGEJ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=216562595669&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10386070353569560999&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031185&hvtargid=pla-350191202093&psc=1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Ep. 226: Expect the Worst, Prepare for the Best!
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As the school year begins, Liz and Sarah take a cue from Violet's first day at her new school: Expect the worst, prepare for the best. It’s the opposite of the conventional wisdom, but it works! Then they answer a question from a listener who wants to know if their motto — It’s a fun job, and we enjoy it — still applies when it’s NOT a fun job. The answer? Yes! Next, they go behind the scenes on this week's Fantasy Island episode, "Twice in a Lifetime." Finally, they share a Hollywood Hack inspired by their fellow TV writer Bill Krebs: Give someone a Cameo.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  The Dropout Podcast: https://abcaudio.com/podcasts/the-dropout/ Chef Kiko Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/kikolorran To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
Ep. 225: The Art of the Podcast
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Liz and Sarah aren’t just TV writers — they’re podcasters! This week they discuss how they make Happier In Hollywood, and what elements they think are necessary for a good podcast. One rule? No aimless banter! In Behind The Episode, they talk about the Fantasy Island episode, “Once Upon a Time in Havana.” Then, in The Mailroom, they answer a listener question related to their “fun job” motto. How can a job be fun and not fun at the same time? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack applies to everyone everywhere: Go as yourself.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Fantasy Island: https://www.fox.com/watch/c0b51c22e9bef93018c013b6668b5cbe/ He Said, Ella Dijo: "Opposites Attract with Odette and Dave Annable": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/opposites-attract-with-odette-and-dave-annable/id1485461547?i=1000532111140 Kristen Meinzer's So You Want to Start a Podcast: https://www.amazon.com/You-Want-Start-Podcast-Community/dp/0062936670/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Kristen+Meinzer&qid=1630087966&sr=8-2 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Ep. 224: The In-Between Time (And a Brand New Fantasy Island Segment!)
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Liz and Sarah discuss what they call, "the in-between time—“ Fantasy Island has premiered, but will there be a second season? Or not? The numbers (overnights, L3s, L7s, etc.) trickle in, but what do they mean? When will the future be clearer? No idea! Then they discuss the importance of asking for what you need. Both Liz and Sarah had to do this recently… and it made a HUGE difference. They also debut a brand new segment: Behind the Episode, in which they go behind-the-scenes of the Fantasy Island episode that aired that week. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is perfect for this particular pandemic moment: iPic theaters. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Ep. 223: Writing Is Easier Than Not Writing (And The Premiere of Fantasy Island!)
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After months of work (and stress) it happened — the premiere of Fantasy Island on FOX! Liz and Sarah discuss the press coverage, the presence of an Evil Donut Bringer in the pilot, and what Liz's sister-in-law, Olivia, thought about the character (loosely) inspired by her. Then it’s time for a Take a Hike double-feature! In the first, they talk about why writing is easier than... well, not writing. In the second, Sarah shares why her recent (very public) fall off of a piece of playground equipment was not necessarily a bad thing. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack makes a fun and affordable gift: personalized pillows.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: New York Times: 'Fantasy Island' Returns, Now With a Ms. Roarke: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/arts/television/fantasy-island-returns-roselyn-sanchez.html AV Club: Review: New Fantasy Island Reboot Offers Deep Desires, Planes, and Plenty of Smiles: https://www.avclub.com/new-fantasy-island-reboot-offers-deep-desires-planes-1847427369 Kansas City Star: These Kansas Citians Grew Up Loving 'Fantasy Island.' Now They've Made the Reboot: https://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article253005263.html TV Insider: 'Fantasy Island': Roselyn Sanchez on the 'Honor' of Becoming a Roarke: https://www.tvinsider.com/1006336/fantasy-island-sequel-series-fox-roselyn-sanchez-elena-roarke/amp/ PrimeTimer: Fantasy Island is Back, and It's In Good Hands: https://www.primetimer.com/barnhart/welcome-back-fantasy-island Cannabis Life Network: Fantasy Island + Grasslands Sativa: https://cannabislifenetwork.com/fantasy-island/ Olivia Fierro Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviafierro/?hl=en Personalized Pillows: https://www.allaboutvibe.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
Ep. 222: Prepping For Press & Braving Reviews
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As Liz and Sarah gear up for the premiere of Fantasy Island, they‘re doing a lot of press — which can be daunting. But they have a plan of action! Knowing what they want to say and remembering to express their passion are key. In Take a Hike, they reveal how they’re mentally preparing for the Fantasy Island reviews. It’s never easy! In Hits and Bombs, they give BOTH to the same thing — the cancelation of the Fantasy Island premiere party. (Yes, Covid strikes again.) This week's Hollywood Hack will be useful to anyone who doesn’t want to put something in writing: Set voice memos to delete after two minutes. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Ep. 221: Deciding NOT To Work
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Liz and Sarah discuss their decision not to make work for themselves during their upcoming downtime. Instead, they’re going to focus on recuperating from an intense work schedule. Then, in Take A Hike, they reveal how they’re each commemorating Season One of Fantasy Island. Liz bought herself a necklace, and Sarah ordered her dream spinning wheel! Next, in their new Amplify segment, they talk about Deborah Copaken's new memoir, LADYPARTS. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you stand out at work : Have a Mary Poppins bag.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com LINKS: Liz’s necklace from Monica Rich Kosann: https://www.monicarichkosann.com/ Sarah’s dream spinning wheel: https://www.schachtspindle.com/product/matchless-spinning-wheel/ Ladyparts: A Memoir: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/608181/ladyparts-by-deborah-copaken/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Ep. 220: Senioritis!
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As they near the end of production, Liz and Sarah talk about their bad case of senioritis: the writing is done, shooting is almost done, but there’s still work left to do! How do they stay focused? In Take a Hike, they reveal how they’re challenging themselves to use this time of transition as a fresh start. Then Liz and Sarah give themselves a zip lining Hit and a behind-the-scenes photos Bomb. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will make your tasty treats a little bit healthier: the Breville Air Fryer.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Breville Air Fryer:  https://www.breville.com/us/en/products/ovens/bov900.html To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Ep. 219: Climb The Wall And Enjoy The View
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Liz and Sarah talk about hitting the wall — and then climbing on top of it to enjoy the view. They’ve accomplished a lot in the last few months! In Take a Hike, Sarah allows herself a moment to focus on her mental health with words of wisdom from her friend and real estate agent, Victoria Massengale: “You’re allowed to have normal human emotions.” In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah share their philosophy when it comes to giving and receiving notes. The psychic burden is quite different between the two! This week's Hollywood Hack is a way to beat the heat in hot locations: Carry a fan. LINKS:  Salutto Fan: amazon.com/Salutto-Beautiful-Fabric-Printed-Black/dp/B01J7N6JT6 Victoria Massengale Instagram: @victoriaandmichael Michelle Ortiz Nieves Instagram: @MIORNI Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Ep. 218: A Summer Listener Questions Episode!
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It's time for the Summer Listener Questions episode! Who does the music on a show? How did the current reboot of Fantasy Island come about? How does money work in a writing partnership? And most importantly, has Sarah made her Dole Whips yet? Liz and Sarah answer these and more burning questions!  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Ep. 217: A Conversation with Sony Casting EVP Dawn Steinberg!
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Liz and Sarah chat with Dawn Steinberg, EVP of Worldwide Talent and Casting at Sony Pictures Television, about her career, the advice she has for actors, and most importantly, her pet peeves. Then, in preparation for another trip to Puerto Rico, Liz and Sarah review the lessons they've learned about living on location and what they plan to do differently. For starters? Sarah is going to have a kitchen! Finally this week's Hollywood Hack is inspired by Liz's recent emotional release: Allow yourself to cry.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com LINKS:  FANTASY ISLAND Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gP6gnmoWc Dawn Steinberg Instagram: @dawnsg23 Dawn Steinberg IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0825740/ Fame: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080716/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Ep. 216: Tackling The Tedious
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Liz and Sarah talk about how they’re trying to stay zen during endless Zoom meetings as they move into the post production phase of Fantasy Island. In theIr new segment A Day In The Life, they share exactly what a day of showrunning looks like — for Sarah the day started at 5:30am! Then In Take Hike, Liz and Sarah discuss how making little adjustments can have a big impact. One example? When Sarah and Violet share a bed, they each have their own comforter. This week’s Hollywood Hack is quite tasty: Gluten Free Oreos! Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Gluten Free Oreos https://www.oreo.com/oreo-gluten-free To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Ep. 215: Accepting We Don’t Have Control
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As Liz and Sarah start to hand over cuts of Fantasy Island to the studio and network, they have to accept they don’t have control over how other people react. And that’s okay! In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives a Hit to Bravo for bringing Heather Dubrow back to the Real Housewives of Orange County. She also gives herself a Bomb for not succeeding with her post Puerto Rico clean slate. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question about their process of breaking story. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Sarah’s daughter Violet: Watch before and after pet videos on You Tube for a quick pick-me-up. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Heather Dubrow:  http://heatherdubrow.com/ Before & After Pet Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzzQVp_y0JA To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Ep. 214: Be An Insulator
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Liz and Sarah discuss a great compliment they received from one of the Fantasy Island writers— they’re insulators as opposed to conductors when it comes to keeping show stress from infiltrating the Writers Room. Then, in their new Amplify segment, they share a fantastic new podcast from Liz's sister-in-law, Olivia Fierro: Olivia’s Book Club. Plus, now that they're back from Puerto Rico, they settle an important L v S: Is it better or worse to be working at a vacation destination? Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you feel better in times of stress — take Advil.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Olivia's Book Club: https://www.azfamily.com/shows/good_morning_arizona/olivias_book_club/olivias-book-club-the-podcast/article_e6b4e59c-b4ea-11eb-ba98-5fc7e685593a.html To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Presenting: No Place Like Home
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Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? Those famous red ruby slippers are some of the most iconic objects in Hollywood history that still bring back nostalgic memories every time they’re seen. They became a rare collector’s item worth millions. In the summer of 2005, a pair was stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in the small town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. In No Place Like Home, C13Originals, a Cadence13 Studio, teams up with journalist Ariel Ramchandani and editor Seyward Darby for this documentary podcast to investigate a heist that dives into small town suspicions between local cops and the FBI, the fraught relationship between Grand Rapids and its most famous daughter, Judy Garland, and brings listeners inside the peculiar world of Hollywood memorabilia and the market for lost and stolen art. Although the shoes were eventually recovered, there are more questions left than answers. Who stole the shoes and where were they hiding for more than 13 years? No Place Like Home is available now on all podcast platforms. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Ep. 213: Spice Up, Live Long & Completing Phase One of Fantasy Island
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Liz and Sarah have completed Phase One of Fantasy Island — all of their story areas for the season have been approved! There’s still LOTS of work to do, but they take a moment to savor this accomplishment. Next up? Finishing all the scripts and getting into post! In Take A Hike, they talk to friend of the pod, Dr. Melina Jampolis, about her fantastic new book, Spice Up, Live Long: A Guide to Using Herbs and Spices to Live a Longer, Healthier and More Vibrant Life. Dr. Melina says it’s not just about your lifespan — it’s about your health-span. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you stay calmer and more empowered: Don’t respond. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Spice Up, Live Long: A Guide to Using Herbs and Spices to Live a Longer, Healthier and More Vibrant Life by Dr. Melina Jampolis: https://www.amazon.com/Spice-Up-Live-Long-healthier/dp/1737296608 Dr. Melina on Instagram: @drmelina To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Ep. 212: Be A Boulder Pusher
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Liz and Sarah discuss why, in a group setting, it’s important to be a person who pushes the boulder up the hill. And if you can’t push the boulder up the hill, then at least don’t be the one pushing it down the hill! Then, in Take A Hike, they talk about how one of the Fantasy Island writers has inspired them to try to be “at ease in muddy water.” In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah share some of their favorite lingo from the writers room. What is shoe leather? A house number? What does it mean to hang a light on something? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you appear calm, even if you aren’t: Lower your voice.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Ep. 211: Everyone Is Right
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Liz and Sarah discuss how, when working in a highly collaborative environment, everyone can be right at the same time, which can sometimes make things feel oh so wrong. Then, in The Mailroom, they answer two listener questions. How much thought is put into the way scenes look on television? And how can four women starting a business together successfully make group decisions? In The Craft (& Fain), they share a Tool of the Trade: jumbo neon dry erase whiteboard magnets. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you relax: Read a romance. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Jumbo Neon Dry Erase Whiteboard Magnets: https://www.amazon.com/Whiteboard-AgilePacks-Reusable-Magnetic-Microfiber/dp/B07KS1FTQB/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=jumbo+whiteboard+neon&qid=1621955316&sr=8-5 Destiny's Embrace: https://beverlyjenkins.net/books/destinys-embrace/ Billions Season 1 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_raEUMLL-ZI To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Ep. 210: Cussing and Discussing
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Liz and Sarah share a listener’s suggestion about how to frame potentially difficult work conversations so that they stay light-hearted and productive — let everyone know at the outset that there will be plenty of “cussing and discussing.” In Hits & Bombs, they give a big hit to the Fantasy Island hair and makeup team, who gave up their lunch hour to make Liz and Sarah look good for a behind-the-scenes interview. They also give themselves a bomb for too much bitching and complaining! Clearly, Liz and Sarah need to heed their own advice — “don’t treat a gift like a burden.” This week’s Hollywood Hack will add humor to your work text chains — use gifs! Finally, after a year of lockdown, Celebrity Sightings are back! Liz and Sarah are seeing celebrities all over the resort in Puerto Rico — of course these celebrities do happen to be working on Fantasy Island! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Happier Episode 322: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/322-a-conversation-with-sensation-leslie-jordan To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Ep. 209 Sometimes It's Not A Fun Job, And We Don't Enjoy It
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Liz and Sarah are in the thick of production on Fantasy Island, and they discuss how sometimes it's not a fun job, and they don't enjoy it. But that’s ok! In Take A Hike, they talk about why it’s important that only one of them melts down at a time. Then, in Hits and Bombs, they give a hit to their amazing Fantasy Island cast and crew for coping so well with Covid restrictions in the tropical heat. And they give a bomb to ineffective bug sprays! Finally, Liz and Sarah share an important Hollywood Hack: Go to bed! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Ep. 208: The Gift Of Other People’s Productivity
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As work on Fantasy Island continues to become more and more intense, Liz and Sarah discuss their gratitude for the gift of other people’s productivity. Without it, they’d never sleep! In their new segment, A Day In The Life, they take listeners through a typical day while running a show. It starts with Sarah waking up at 5:00 AM to finish writing an introduction to a network Show & Tell, and it ends with a story session on Sarah’s patio after Violet falls asleep. In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah explain how “an idea is wrong until it’s right.” Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a must in Puerto Rico: sun hats! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Sarah’s Hat — Striped Sun Brim with Ribbon https://url.emailprotection.link/?bOEY8ZUi6VVv8BqbcCP7Rl__cdKd2oaOlChzBWaUjH8Eskv30izXE653bsaugCB3JuupFUCUOpchI9Tljyrp9Tw~~ Liz’s Hat — The Palmer https://url.emailprotection.link/?bKv95cd8TM8XeDzwkb7RYI8b1ZjQRO004TZTV0lGYpj4Vy6e4r6KAWiU8aVLFMcU4xd-R_W_y-9mxYM9aaPkIHg~~ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Ep. 207: To Be Or Not To Be Indecisive
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Liz and Sarah pride themselves on making decisions quickly — it’s a big part of being a showrunner. But sometimes it’s better NOT to make a decision until more information is available. How do they know when to be or not to be indecisive? In From The Outer Office, Liz and Sarah talk to Fantasy Island writers assistant, Kira Bennett, about her experience in the room and what it’s like to go from Zoom to IRL. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will save you money and time: nail wraps. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Ohora @ Vanity Table: https://vanity-table.com/ Dashing Diva: https://dashingdiva.com/collections/gloss Color Street: https://www.colorstreet.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Ep. 206: Location, Location, Location!
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Liz and Sarah discuss how being in a great location can impact the experience of work. Can't go to a tropical island? Try sitting in front of a window. Then in The Mailroom, they answer a question from a listener who's been this close to staffing for the last four years, but just can't get his break. In Take Two, they revisit the concept of awfulizing after they recently spent an entire dinner speculating about an upcoming call from the studio. This week's waterproof Hollywood Hack is an affordable way to get ready for summer: Birkenstock Eva Arizona Essentials. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Eva Arizona Birkenstocks: https://www.birkenstock.com/us/arizona-eva/arizona-eva-eva-0-eva-u_6774.html Eva Barbados Birkenstocks: https://www.birkenstock.com/us/barbados-eva/barbados-eva-eva-0-eva-u_3974.html Hyatt Grand Reserve: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/puerto-rico/hyatt-regency-grand-reserve-puerto-rico/sjurc To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Ep. 205: What Happens To Good Intentions When The Shit Hits The Fan
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Liz and Sarah are in Puerto Rico to shoot Fantasy Island! And all of their good intentions to sleep, exercise, and eat right have gone by the wayside. Right now, they're just doing their best to keep their heads above water. In Take a Hike, they talk about the importance of taking the time to laugh -- even when there is no time. Then they face off with an L v. S-- staying in a hotel vs. an apartment while shooting on location. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack makes working together so much easier: Final Draft 11's collaboration feature.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Ep. 204: It's Time For The Spring Listener Questions Episode!
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When will Fantasy Island air? What's so great about Ojai? If Liz and Sarah could change careers, what would they pick? And most importantly, what pants did Liz buy for Puerto Rico? Liz and Sarah answer these and more burning questions! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Vuori Wayfarer: https://vuoriclothing.com/products/womens-wayfarer-pant-black?variant=31858237374567 Vuori Ripstop: https://vuoriclothing.com/products/womens-ripstop-pant-army?variant=23449297551418 Athleta Brooklyn: https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=198671#pdp-page-content Gap Cargo Pants: https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=679042042&pcid=999&vid=1&&searchText=womens%20cargo%20pants#pdp-page-content To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Ep. 203: A Good Reason to Embrace the Hate
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Liz and Sarah discuss their recent realization that eight months ago, Fantasy Island wasn’t even on their project list— and now it’s their whole lives! If there’s one thing all of us have learned this past year it’s that we just never know what’s around the corner. Then Liz shares why “embracing the hate” has made her a better Showrunner. In Hits and Bombs, Liz gives a hit to the new book Just Work: Get Shit Done Fast & Fair, and Sarah gives herself a bomb for being scattered. This week’s Hollywood Hack: Do something on a lark. Sarah did, and now she’s moving to Ojai! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast & Fair: https://smile.amazon.com/Just-Work-Done-Fast-Fair/dp/B088ZY9XH5/ref=sr_1_2?crid=18KL71QFEUFXR&dchild=1&keywords=just+work+get+sh+t+done%2C+fast+%26+fair&qid=1617045527&sprefix=Just+work+%2Caps%2C231&sr=8-2 Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Ep. 202: Haters Gonna Hate
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Prompted by a recent unpleasant email (and Taylor Swift), Liz and Sarah discuss the fact that “haters gonna hate.” Anytime they put themselves out there — creatively or on the podcast — they’re inviting criticism. And that’s OK! In Take A Hike, they talk about why “using your team” leads to greater mental and physical health. Then they debut a brand new segment — A Day In The Life — in which they explore the daily duties of running a show. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your mood: Choose a pick me up password. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjK_6aQwcfvAhUSP30KHXO6BOMQyCkwAnoECAMQAw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnfWlot6h_JM&usg=AOvVaw37Om1TudA9QLJm3lu3AvPY To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Ep. 201: Be A Volunteer (And Sarah Is Moving!)
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Liz and Sarah often talk about one of their favorite mottos — volunteers not recruits. Today they remind themselves that as pre-production of their reboot of Fantasy Island gets more and more intense, they want to BE volunteers themselves. Enthusiasm makes the job... dare they say... FUN! In The Craft (& Fain), they talk about how to uncover “the note behind the note” in order to get more out of your notes sessions. Then Sarah gives Liz a big Hit and announces some huge life news. She’s moving to Ojai! This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve the look of your pants: Skims.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Skims: https://skims.com/collections/boy-shorts To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Ep. 200: Celebrating Our 200th Episode!
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Liz and Sarah are celebrating the two hundredth episode of Happier In Hollywood! As they look back, they share some of the segments that have resonated most with listeners. Some favorites include “light a fire,” “volunteers not recruits,” and “choose a personal symbol.” Another stand out? “Remember the Mah Jongg card.” They also revisit their first ever Hollywood Hack — say “fuck” in a meeting.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Ep. 199: Liz & Sarah On Feeling Pressure From All Sides
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As Liz and Sarah write the pilot for their reboot of Fantasy Island, they’re also feeling the pressure of getting a show off the ground after a straight-to-series pick up. Their best coping mechanism? Focus on the task at hand at any given moment. In Mailroom, they answer a listener question about the many behind-the-scenes details of making a show. This week in Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give two Hits. Liz gives a Hit to the HBO Max show, It’s A Sin, about a group of friends coping with the AIDS crisis in London. And Sarah gives a Hit to Violet for the sweet gesture of putting toothpaste on Sarah’s toothbrush. This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your home popcorn experience: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! It’s A Sin official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnR5DxP2e2g I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray: https://www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/products/original-butter-spray/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Ep. 198: The Art Of Doing Extra
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Liz and Sarah discuss the art of doing extra at work. It’s not about putting in more hours willy-nilly — you’ve got to pick your moments to make an impact. In Amplify, they talk to their former assistant turned full-time TV writer, Brook Sitgraves Turner, about Pep Packs, the charity she started for people in Los Angeles County who are recovering from Covid. Then in Take Two, Liz and Sarah share how listeners followed our Episode 194 advice to “light a fire.” This week’s Hollywood Hack soothes the soul: Choose an audio book based on the reader’s voice. Hint: Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta is one to try.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Pep Packs: www.peppacksla.com IG: https://instagram.com/peppacks?igshid=rjrcjeqitqhx Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta https://bookshop.org/books/keep-sharp-build-a-better-brain-at-any-age/9781501166730 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Ep. 197: Our Layer Cake Philosophy
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Liz and Sarah discuss why they compare the creative process to baking a layer cake. A script isn’t going to be rich and textured with just one layer. The goodness builds as all the different elements come together over time. And the same is true for work relationships. Give them time to develop layers. Then in The Mailroom, they answer a question from their Facebook Group about what to do when a colleague refers to a young woman as “dear.” In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives a Hit to Pretend It’s A City, the Netflix documentary series about Fran Lebowitz. And Liz and Sarah give a Bomb to Brooks Barnes for his New York Times piece about the late powerhouse producer and executive, Jame Tarses. This week’s Hollywood Hack is a must: wear sunscreen every day.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Pretend It’s A City official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MClMxqD-HNA Metropolitan Life By Fran Lebowitz: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=11050210107&searchurl=an%3Dfran%2Blebowitz%26fe%3Don%26sortby%3D17%26tn%3Dmetropolitan%2Blife&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-image2 Jamie Tarses IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1399339/ New York Times piece about Jamie Tarses: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/01/business/media/jamie-tarses-dead.html Lancôme moisturizer with SPF: https://www.lancome-usa.com/skin-care/moisturizers/day-creams/renergie-lift-multi-action-ultra-face-cream-with-spf-30/3614272727281.html?GeoRedirectOff&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1KiBBhCcARIsAPWqoSobF90DOLMOHDFqYOfWs1ekKmaJHkcgg3UK1SPs_rgxKh4Rqql73OEaAg40EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Ep. 196: The Importance Of Being Okay With Other People’s Good Ideas
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Now that Fantasy Island is ramping up, Liz and Sarah have been having LOTS of meetings. One revelation that’s come out of all these Zoom sessions? When there’s a potentially tricky issue or point of discussion, tackle it head on! You’re going to have to talk about whatever it is eventually, so take the opportunity to show you’re not scared of any challenge. Then, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss why it’s SO IMPORTANT to set aside ego and insecurities in order to be okay with other people’s good ideas. Next up is a Listener Question — but this time Sarah and Liz are the ones who are looking for answers from listeners. What should they wear on the Fantasy Island set in Puerto Rico? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a tool to foster creativity: a set of cards called Oblique Strategies (by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt). Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Oblique Strategies: http://www.rtqe.net/ObliqueStrategies/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Ep. 195: Be A Yes Person
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Liz and Sarah talk about the benefits of being “yes people” at work. One advantage? When you almost always say “yes,” your “no” means more. In Take A Hike, they discuss their recent epiphany that sometimes it’s a good idea to add another cook in the kitchen. Then Liz and Sarah give a joint Hit to Fantasy Island writers’ assistant, Kira Bennett, who delivers consistently great notes. And they give themselves a Bomb for wasting so much time and energy over the past four years on chaotic, unpleasant news. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is both cozy and stylish: Giant Hoodies! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Kira Bennett on Instagram: @kira_kenyae Giant Hoodies: https://gianthoodies.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA3smABhCjARIsAKtrg6L4GbPc13LzhGpcno_5koDmLYQk2FRYRA519NfpxK80cNXT0grAj-AaAmJIEALw_wcB To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Ep. 194: It’s A Fun Job, And We Enjoy It!
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As Liz and Sarah dive headfirst into the stress of running a show, they discuss how their motto “it’s a fun job, and we enjoy it” helps them stay sane. In Take A Hike, they talk about why we should all “light a fire” metaphorically and, in Sarah’s case, literally. Then they Amplify the novel The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and the work of graphic novelist, Raina Telgemeier. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you maximize your work day: know when you’re most productive — down to the hour — and plan to do your most demanding work then.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Amanda Gorman: https://www.theamandagorman.com/ Employee of the Month with Catie Lazarus: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/slate-podcasts-915/employee-of-the-month/michael-patrick-king-on-being-king-to-princess-sarah-jessica-parker-bridget-everett-and-lisa-kudrow/a2fa16d2-9c19-4d42-bdd4-41e2b9f4fb81?country=US The Vanishing Half: https://britbennett.com/the-vanishing-half Raina Telgemeier: https://goraina.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
Ep. 193: First Day of School Syndrome in the Zoom Room
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Liz and Sarah have First Day of School Syndrome AND Zoom fatigue! They discuss the First Day of School challenges of adjusting to their Fantasy Island Zoom writers room— from new faces to new group dynamics to spending hours staring at a screen— and remind themselves that in a few weeks it will all feel totally normal. Then they share how they’re embracing an atmosphere of growth in a 2021 that still feels a LOT like 2020. SPOILER ALERT: Liz is committing to Dry January, and Sarah’s determined to get outside every day, no matter the weather. Having a huge new work project definitely gives 2021 an atmosphere of growth, too. Next, they revisit one of their all-time favorite mantras: volunteers, not recruits. As they staff up (not just writers, but all departments) it’s important to remember that working with people who really want to be there is always better than working with people who have to be convinced. This week’s Hollywood Hack: keep a lipstick/lip balm by your computer! If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Ep. 192: The Demystification Of Staffing (& Meet Kimberly!)
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Liz and Sarah have just staffed their new show, the remake of the iconic series, Fantasy Island! They talk through the staffing process — from reading scripts to writer meetings to creating group chemistry. Their main message: If you don’t get the job, it’s not personal. In From The Outer Office, Liz and Sarah introduce their new assistant, Kimberly Chiang, who talks about what it’s like to work with people she’s never met in person. The short answer? It’s weird. This week’s Hollywood Hack has changed Liz and Sarah’s work life: the Nulaxy Laptop Stand. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Kimberly’s Foster Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fosterborks/ Nulaxy Laptop Stand (Amazon Associates link):  https://amzn.to/3ie7VHJ *Please note that because this is an Amazon Associates link, we are required to disclose on the site/post that we may be eligible to earn from our recommendations. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
Ep. 191: Make Your Own Relationships At Work
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As Liz and Sarah dive into their new project — a reboot of the iconic Fantasy Island — they discuss why it’s crucial to make your own relationships at work. Yes, it takes time and energy to get to know everyone, but relationships are often the key to success. In Take A Hike, they talk about the importance of committing to taking certain days off — and then following through. Pro tip? Relaxation leads to greater productivity. In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a Hit to their former assistant, Mary Mehrkens, for offering to help their new assistant get acclimated to the job. They also give themselves a Bomb for not returning emails promptly. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help make your presentation more memorable: Go for the gimmick!  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Manifest It, Bitch! (By Mary Mehrkens): https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Mehrkens/e/B08957H5LM%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=9208&utm_campaign=9208&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Kempo24&gclid=Cj0KCQiAlsv_BRDtARIsAHMGVSYWjrm42pHji0FJEXmRSyje33UBtD9xVkwqJr7Fe6y0kmm6I-B3AsoaAnlCEALw_wcB Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Ep. 190: 2021: A Year Of Fantasy Island And Juicy Fruit
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Happy New Year! On the eve of 2021, Liz and Sarah reveal exciting news. They’re doing a reboot of the iconic 70’s show, Fantasy Island! They discuss the long, winding road to their straight-to-series pick up. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah share their Team Theme for 2021: Juicy Fruit! Then, in The Craft (& Fain) they talk about the (seemingly obvious) need for plot In spec scripts. This week’s Hollywood Hack will keep your spirits up through the end of the pandemic: plan a future weekend away. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Fantasy Island announcement: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fantasy-island-update-scores-straight-to-series-order-at-fox Fantasy Island (the original): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077008/ Happier In Hollywood Episode 105: Time To Ride The Dragon https://happierinhollywood.com/episode105/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
Ep. 189: A Christmas Eve Hollywood Hack Episode!
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In honor of Christmas Eve, Liz and Sarah give listeners the gift of an ALL Hollywood Hacks episode. Liz shares her favorite new solution to problem of a bad Zoom background — use a card table to create a desk wherever you want one. Sarah suggests buying a bird feeder to force yourself to experience peaceful moments throughout the day. Some of their favorite Hollywood Hacks from listeners? Put Zoom links in your calendar, buy cards for every occasion in advance, and be kind to your future self with “turn down service.”  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Rocketbook: https://getrocketbook.com/?utm_campaign=9123821188&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=430878971942&utm_term=scan%20notebook&adgroupid=105573074528&gclid=CjwKCAiAoOz-BRBdEiwAyuvA649iJboeY2QOI_-YCuUPy3ZPLgAr8c921QJ_5pElXF7NyJXZxjg0-RoC16MQAvD_BwE Adjustable Cell Phone Stand: https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-OMOTON-Cellphone-Anti-Slip-Convenient/dp/B0744DM3Y3/ref=sr_1_3?crid=30V018H7HDJER&dchild=1&keywords=omoton+c2&qid=1608269393&sprefix=OMOTON+c2%2Caps%2C241&sr=8-3 Shotdeck: https://shotdeck.com/ Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/ Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver For Beach Waves Generation II: https://www.amazon.com/Bed-Head-Artist-Beachy-Generation/dp/B07CSZBWGQ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
Ep. 188: The First Annual HIH Holiday Gift Guide For Work
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Liz and Sarah tackle the problem of gifting in the workplace. Do you gift up or down or both? They think gifting down should involve cash or gift cards, and that gifting up isn’t necessary. But for all those who DO want to give their boss a holiday treat, Sarah and Liz suggest some affordable ideas. Their favorite? Personalized mugs or hats. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question about moving to Hollywood from abroad. They also talk about why TV is taking over movies, and whether or not creating title sequences is an “actual job.” (It is!) This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you get through stressful moments: squeeze your toes.  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Topsy’s Popcorn: https://www.topsyspopcorn.com/item?size=2 The Whiskey Wedge: https://corkcicle.com/products/whiskey-wedge?gclsrc=aw.ds&&utm_source=googlecpc&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=ne_google_search_nb_DSA_l_All&utm_term=dsa-437115340933_-398511294218&utm_content=8172614762-_88558960550&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2uH-BRCCARIsAEeef3moWygymeurLNW5nJqJYFUUEKzOgFJAWcygGTSZyynU03_scnzmtHMaAvBQEALw_wcB Notes To Self Socks: https://www.notestoself.com/ John Kelly Chocolates: https://www.johnkellychocolates.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2uH-BRCCARIsAEeef3nLSB-IRGfQH2Z9BxZf8VSpIW54WyKyRkakyWvuPjxGIrUMVTuMsUYaAmeFEALw_wcB CandiceBDesigns Mask Chains: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandiceBDesigns?ref=search_shop_redirect Zazzle Personalized Wrapping Paper: https://www.zazzle.com/custom/wrapping+paper Wendy Mogel PhD:  https://www.wendymogel.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Ep. 187: JaNeika & JaSheika James’ Wonder Twins Power Activate Hollywood!
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Liz and Sarah talk to powerhouse writing duo JaNeika and JaSheika James about their new book, Living Double: How Identical Twins Unlocked The Door To Success In Hollywood. They share what it was like to write for the mega hit show, Empire and explained why it’s important for aspiring writers to “declare themselves.” In Amplify, Liz spotlights K-Pod, a podcast about Korean American in arts and culture, hosted by her college roommate, Catherine Hong, and Juliana Sohn. This week’s Hollywood Hack will keep you from doing Zoom meetings in the dark: Use a ring-light! If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Living Double: How Identical Twins Unlocked The Door To Success In Hollywood by JaNeika and JaSheika James: http://livingdoublebook.com/#book K-Pod:  https://k-pod.simplecast.com/ UBeesize Ring-light: https://www.amazon.com/10-Extendable-UBeesize-Ringlight-Compatible/dp/B07QFV72LK/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ubeesize+tr50&qid=1607456072&sr=8-3 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Ep. 186: How Good Projects Go Bad
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Liz and Sarah can finally reveal their latest project — an adaptation of the gripping upcoming novel, The Final Girl Support Group, by Grady Hendrix. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question about how and why projects with great auspicious and potential sometimes turn out badly. One pitfall? Too many cooks. Then in The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah discuss why it’s important to talk about “why you, why now” when you’re pitching a new project. This week’s essential Hollywood Hack will help you stay safe during the pandemic: the GA Tech Covid 19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool.  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Grady Hendrix: http://www.gradyhendrix.com/ GA Tech Covid 19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool: https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Ep. 185: A Thanksgiving Gratitude Assignment
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Liz and Sarah discuss why it’s important to remember that nobody cares how much work you’ve put into something — the end result is all that matters. In Amplify, they shine a light on Black artists feared on the website Society6 and talk about the documentary On The Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries, which features a diverse group of women covering the news. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah celebrate Thanksgiving by giving themselves and listeners a Gratitude Assignment: make a point of telling somebody you’re grateful for them — and why. This week’s Hollywood Hack makes mask wearing easier, safer and more fashionable: mask chains from CandiceBDesigns.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Discover Black Artists at Society6: https://society6.com/collection/discover-black-artists On The Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/05/politics/how-to-watch-on-the-trail-cnn-films/index.html CandiceBDesigns https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandiceBDesigns?ref=search_shop_redirect To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Ep. 184: How To Quit A Job Without Burning Bridges
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Quitting a job is hard, but it can be done without burning bridges. Liz and Sarah talk to Executive Coach and host of the podcast Career Stewardship, Michael Melcher, about how to quit. One tip? Imagine how the conversation will go in advance to help keep yourself calm and professional. In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives a Hit to everyone who’s decided to start decorating for the holidays early. And Sarah gives herself a Bomb for letting Violet sleep with her for weeks on end. This week’s Hollywood Hack is actually a Minnesota Hack: WinterGrips ice cleats.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Michael Melcher’s Career Stewardship podcast: https://www.careerstewardship.com/ WinterGrips ice cleats:  https://cozywinters.com/shop/ice-cleats-ws.html To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Ep. 183: Autumn Listener Question Episode!
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Why doesn’t Liz cook? What has Sarah learned from parenting a Rebel child? How does a writer obtain IP for development? It’s the Autumn Listener Questions episode! Liz and Sarah cover everything from how to fuel creativity during a pandemic to what beverage they would each bring to a desert island (Diet Coke).  We’ve entered the holiday season! If you’d like to buy a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup (with lid) for a loved one, email us at happierinhollywood@gmail.com. Cups are $25.00, including shipping. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Ep. 182: Groups Need A Group Agenda
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Liz and Sarah discuss why it’s so important to set a group agenda before a meeting. One piece of advice if you want your group to make a good impression? Assign one person to steer the conversation back on track if necessary. In The Craft (& Fain), they reveal one of their favorite tools for writing a good pitch (or any sales document): Tell them what you’re going to say. Say it. And then tell them you said it. This week’s Hollywood Hack will provide hours of cocktail party conversation: Take a deep dive into a subject by watching and listening to multiple TV shows and podcasts about it. Liz’s recent deep dive? Everything having to do with the Albany-based cult, Nxivm. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Fyre Festival https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjUrI7FkuXsAhUKup4KHQX0AG0QFjAAegQIAhAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFyre_Festival&usg=AOvVaw22xVYmG3xzoNJBZ1OkJCEJ The Dropout — The Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos https://abcaudio.com/podcasts/the-dropout/ The Vow: https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXzPzfwbR3IiCwgEAAAAS/?utm_id=sa%7C71700000070297197%7C58700006197980749%7Cp55937903865&gclid=CjwKCAiA-f78BRBbEiwATKRRBBLbkAIIPF92AdY_PBA6vJMUCurOSSppmtTY0nIYpkkGqpiXnPnJ9xoC5FEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Seduced: Inside The Nxivm Cult — Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqcNp4UFnnM Undercover Season 1 — Escaping Nxivm https://www.cbc.ca/radio/uncover/uncover-season-1-escaping-nxivm-1.4675949 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Ep. 181: It’s Time To Reinstitute One Thing
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Liz and Sarah share suggestions from their Facebook group about dressing up for Zoom Halloween. Their favorite idea? Be a floating head! Then they discuss a key negotiating insight they learned from Michael Melcher’s podcast, Career Stewardship — many of us accept an inferior deal because we have a dire need for closure. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk about how “reinstituting one thing” can help fight pandemic fatigue. Sarah is back to not eating carbs before 11am, and Liz is weighing herself every day again. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah gives Violet a Hit and Liz has a reading Bomb. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is an easy way to get your hair Zoom-ready: Overtone temporary color. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Happier In Hollywood Episode 107: https://happierinhollywood.com/episode107/ Career Stewardship podcast:  https://www.careerstewardship.com/subscribe Overtone: https://overtone.co/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=6449293140&utm_content=76639555829&utm_term=overtone%20hair%20color&gclid=Cj0KCQjwit_8BRCoARIsAIx3Rj6qxoDmQqXW_oc0tDC7V9AXZvG92Yc13bWHBej7CVRn0qUh_7wHYCcaAhEFEALw_wcB To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Ep. 180: Learning To Embrace Downtime!
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Liz and Sarah discuss why they should resist the urge to create unnecessary work for themselves when they have downtime. In Mailroom, they answer a question about the behind-the-scenes of producing Happier In Hollywood. Big ups to their Executive Producer, Chuck Reed — the audio montage he cut together of their verbal bobbles shows just how needed he is! In Take Two, Liz and Sarah revisit the subject of “dissent collars” inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Turns out LOTS of listeners have their own version. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will ensure that you’re prepared and happy when you fill out your voting ballot: research the issues beforehand! Two Bunch Palms: https://twobunchpalms.com/ Chuck Reed — Sancola Sound: https://www.sancolasound.com/about SunshineDesignsLA: https://www.etsy.com/listing/859720504/vote-face-mask-rbg-face-mask-ruth-bader?ref=shop_home_active_6&crt=1%5D(https://www.etsy.com/listing/859720504/vote-face-mask-rbg-face-mask-ruth-bader?ref=shop_home_active_6&crt=1) AquaBeet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/512543065/nevertheless-she-persisted-sterling?ref=shop_home_active_26&frs=1 Fiat Lux: https://fiatluxsf.com/product/fu-ring/ Bang Bang Bijoux: https://bangbang-bijoux.myshopify.com/collections If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Ep. 179: The Strategy Of Decision Making With Annie Duke
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Liz and Sarah discuss how to rekindle their creative fire after stepping away from a project for over four months. Then they talk to former professional poker player and decision making expert, Annie Duke, about how to make better choices. Their favorite take away? Stop resulting! This week’s Hollywood Hack makes it easy to share expenses with friends: Splitwise! A listener wrote it to tell us it works seamlessly with another recent Hollywood Hack — Venmo. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Annie Duke:  https://www.annieduke.com/the-science-and-strategy-of-decision-making-with-annie-duke-decision-strategist-and-speaker/ How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/book/9780593418482 Splitwise: https://www.splitwise.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Ep. 178: Ask Your Lawyer And Taking Out Your Own Trash
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How does Sarah’s new ritual of taking her trash to the local dump relate to being a writer in Hollywood? Liz and Sarah reveal that they’ve recently realized they need to “take out their own trash” when it comes to having difficult work conversations — rather than letting their representatives have the conversations for them. In their new Ask Your Lawyer segment, Liz and Sarah talk to entertainment attorney extraordinaire, JR McGinnis, about whether or not it’s a good idea to start a project before the deal is closed. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will increase productivity: Push yourself to do one more thing. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! JR McGinnis: https://www.familyequality.org/people/jr-mcginnis/ Happier In Hollywood, Episode 54: https://happierinhollywood.com/episode54/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Ep. 177: Stepping Into Your Power At Work With Executive Coach Marie Garvey
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First, Liz and Sarah share Zoom pitching advice from listeners and friend of the pod, Laurie Zaks. Then they talk to Executive Coach Marie Garvey about how everyone — but particularly women — can empower themselves in the workplace. The good news? A big part of it is shutting out the noise and being yourself. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah gives herself a Bomb for getting hooked on the reality show Married at First Sight. And Liz gives Sarah a Hit for taking on so much of their development reading. This week’s Hollywood Hack is in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Have your own dissent collar.  Laurie Zaks on Happier In Hollywood Episode 7: https://happierinhollywood.com/episode7/ Marie Garvey:  https://www.crazybusywomen.com/meet-marie/ Married at First Sight: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3868860/ Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Collars Decoded: What Each Neckpiece Means: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/a25362496/ruth-bader-ginsburg-collar-meaning/ Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lace Collar Wasn’t An Accessory, It Was a Gauntlet: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/20/style/rbg-style.html If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Ep. 176: Catching Up With Brook — How She’s Learning To Be Brave and Not Take It Personally
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Liz and Sarah discuss the upcoming Happier In Hollywood newsletter. They had planned to start one pre-pandemic, and now they finally feel ready to move forward. In From The Outer Office, Liz and Sarah talk to their former assistant, Brook Sitgraves Turner, about her new job as a Staff Writer on the drama Long Slow Exhale created by Pam Veasey. Brook’s advice for new writers on staff? Forget your title and be bold. This week’s Hollywood Hack is life-changing for anyone who doesn’t yet have it: Venmo! Just do it! If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Ep. 175: Zoom Pitching And Busted Give A Damns
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Liz and Sarah discuss their upcoming Zoom pitch. How can they keep their audience engaged when they’re not in the same room? Pro tip: Use more visuals. In their new Amplify segment, they share two great resources — Cup of Jo’s “How to Vote in Every State” and Fast Company’s “How to Find and Support Black Owned Businesses Wherever You Are.” This week’s Take A Hike is inspired by a country song Sarah heard on rural Minnesota radio. Is your give a damn as busted as Liz and Sarah’s are? Finally, Sarah shares a Hollywood Hack that’s helped her pare down her belongings: Ask yourself — if you had to fit everything in an 8‘ x 4’ Uhaul, what you take?  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Dressing For Zoom Meetings With Allyson Fanger: https://happierinhollywood.com/episode156/ Cup of Jo’s “How to Vote in Every State:” https://cupofjo.com/2020/09/how-to-vote-in-every-state/#more-235405 Fast Company’s “How to Find and Support Black Owned Businesses Wherever You Are:” https://www.fastcompany.com/90512942/how-to-find-and-support-black-owned-businesses-wherever-you-are My Give A Damn Is Busted by Jo Dee Messina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o40fwZgSFPI To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Ep. 174: Career Lessons From The Bachelorette
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Liz and Sarah analyze how lessons from ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette can improve their approach to potential new projects. Their biggest takeaway? Learn to invest without investing. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares how looking around her lake house with new eyes has improved her mental health. Then Liz has a day of medical procedure Hits, and Sarah gives herself a bullet journal Bomb. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help improve office morale: host a Zoom trivia night!  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! The Bachelorette: https://abc.com/shows/the-bachelorette Vaccine Finder: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/flu-finder-widget.html Social Point Audience Engagement Platform (for Trivia Night): https://www.socialpoint.io/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Ep. 173: Sarah’s “Surge Capacity” Is Depleted — Is Yours?
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Liz and Sarah ask listeners what kind of merch they’d like for the holiday season. Then they discuss a recent article about how we’ve all depleted our “surge capacity” during the pandemic. How can we recharge? Then they follow up on Mailroom questions. Listeners wrote in with advice for a young woman struggling with whether or not to talk to her boss about her depression. They also advise a mom of three who’s looking to break into TV. And they hear from a listener who plays HIH for her ewes in New Zealand. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from friend of the pod, Michael Melcher: maintain a strong smile at the end of video calls. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! “Your ‘Surge Capacity’ is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful” by Tara Haelle: https://elemental.medium.com/your-surge-capacity-is-depleted-it-s-why-you-feel-awful-de285d542f4c Fellowship Programs For Screenwriters: https://www.wgfoundation.org/fellowship-writing-programs-for-screenwriters-masterlist Career Stewardship With Michael Melcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/career-stewardship-with-michael-melcher?refid=stpr To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Ep. 172: They’re Paying For Your Confidence
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Liz and Sarah discuss why understanding that executives are paying for their confidence helps them bring pitches and scripts across the finish line. And, yes, you CAN fake it ‘til you make it. Then they Amplify two very different TV shows — I May Destroy You on HBO Max and The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. In Take A Hike, they share helpful advice about to avoid self-flagellation during the pandemic from friend of the pod, Amanda Reed — “Remember, you don’t have to get good at this.” This week’s Hollywood Hack is for all the evil doughnut bringers out there: Sarah’s favorite gluten-free, vegan Chia Power Doughnuts.  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! I May Destroy You https://www.hbo.com/i-may-destroy-you The Baby-Sitters Club https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8690518/ Amanda Noret Reed https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0912073/ Chia Power Doughnuts http://somethingyummythiswaycomes.blogspot.com/2015/02/chia-power-doughnuts.html Oh She Glows Cookbook https://ohsheglows.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Ep. 171: Summer Listener Questions Episode — Part Two
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Liz and Sarah answer more Listener Questions! Do they ever write just for fun? If they were Queens for a day, what small change would they implement to make the world a happier place? How do they handle gender bias in Hollywood? Has Liz set up her treadmill desk yet? And more! If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Ep. 170: Summer Listener Questions Episode — Part One
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Liz and Sarah dive into Listener Questions. What is “good writing?” Do they have any “painfully blunt” advice about breaking into TV over the next couple of years? How was Sarah’s road trip to Minnesota — did she use the portable toilet she bought? And so many more... If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Cameo Portable Toilet: https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Toilet-Designed-Recreational-Activities-5-3-41541/dp/B004SFKJIQ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3043RHMA6S1L5&dchild=1&keywords=portable+toilet+camco+41545&qid=1597183023&sprefix=Portable+toilet+camco%2Caps%2C213&sr=8-1 Wolfwise Pop Up Privacy Shower Tent: https://www.amazon.com/WolfWise-Portable-Changing-Dressing-Backpack/dp/B01FXNRCWM/ref=sr_1_2?crid=22JY3SDBEJEHM&dchild=1&keywords=wolfwise+pop+up+privacy+toilet+tent&qid=1597183084&sprefix=Wolf+wise+%2Caps%2C236&sr=8-2 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Ep. 169: Set Safety, Mariachi, & The “Do We Want To Talk About It” Test
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Liz and Sarah talk to director Dr. Rachel Raimist (Queen Sugar, Roswell New Mexico) about how she’s shooting safely during the time of Covid-19. What exactly are “color coded pod sets” anyway? In The Craft (And Fain), they reveal one of the key factors they use to determine their interest in a potential TV project. Does it pass the “Do We Want To Talk About It” test? This week’s Hollywood Hack is a great (affordable) way to celebrate a loved one while maintaining social distance: Hire a mariachi band! If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Dr. Rachel Raimist https://www.rachelmakesmovies.com/ The White Paper: https://laist.com/2020/06/01/studios_guilds_release_guidelines_to_resume_production.php https://www.indiewire.com/2020/05/hollywood-safety-white-paper-film-tv-back-to-work-1202232613/ Mariachi Divas https://www.mariachidivas.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Ep. 168: Are Your Goals And Your Time Aligned?
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Liz and Sarah realize that they need to pay attention to whether their goals are in alignment with how they’re spending their time. It’s easy for all of us to get caught up in tasks and projects that don’t take us where we ultimately want to go. In Take A Hike, they discuss why “catastrophizing” is always a huge waste of time. Then they Amplify The Spinster Diaries, a new novel by TV writer Gina Fattore and their latest TV obsession — Vida, created by Tanya Saracho. This week’s Hollywood Hack is a life-changer for anyone desperately in need of a pandemic pedicure: foot peels. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! What’s Running You podcast (Liz’s interview with Morgan Simpson): http://www.morgansimpson.com/whats-running-you-ep-3-liz-craft/ The Spinster Diaries: https://bookshop.org/books/the-spinster-diaries/9781945551734 Vida: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7725422/ Dermora Foot Peel Mask: https://www.amazon.com/Pairs-Exfoliating-Foot-Peel-Mask/dp/B078WCTVV9/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n1_0?cv_ct_cx=Foot+peel&dchild=1&keywords=Foot+peel&pd_rd_i=B078WCTVV9&pd_rd_r=625feb11-edb6-4942-a44b-63040c93c376&pd_rd_w=f1zz5&pd_rd_wg=mg6Ui&pf_rd_p=13bf9bc7-d68d-44c3-9d2e-647020f56802&pf_rd_r=KSPFHS5S323AJWG7CHJ1&psc=1&qid=1595963614&sr=1-1-791c2399-d602-4248-afbb-8a79de2d236f To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Ep. 167: Timeliness And Revisiting Ripcords
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Good news! Liz and Sarah are selling their Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cups again. Just email happierinhollywood@gmail.com to order ($25 including shipping). In From The Treadmills Desks Of, they discuss why the timeliness of a project is more important than ever before. Then Liz and Sarah do a Take Two about pulling the ripcord. Turns out a lot of our listeners have done it — and are glad they did. This week’s Hits & Bombs is just Hits. Liz gives a Hit to the USA show DIrty John: The Betty Broderick Story, while Sarah gives her step-mother, Anna, the biggest Hit ever for being her pandemic savior. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: Do one small thing a week to make the world a better place. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story: https://www.usanetwork.com/dirty-john To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Ep. 166: Remember The Mah Jongg Card
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Liz and Sarah try to envision work and the workplace post Covid-19. On the plus side, they expect less traffic and to save on dry cleaning. The downside? It may be harder to make friends at work. In Take A Hike, they remind themselves to “remember the Mah Jongg card.” At first it’s just a confusing jumble of symbols, but over time it all begins to make sense — like so many things in life. This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your next road trip: the Wagan 12V cooler/warmer (a plug in cooler for your car). Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Brooks Brothers Files For Bankruptcy: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/08/business/brooks-brothers-bankruptcy/index.html The National Mah Jongg League: https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org/store.aspx# Mah Jongg Scene In The Movie “Crazy Rich Asians”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN6VvdPnOzM Wagan 12V cooler/warmer: https://www.amazon.com/Wagan-12V-Cooler-Warmer-Capacity/dp/B00NHBYOA6/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1D2VHK6R0NKP1&dchild=1&keywords=wagan+12v+cooler%2Fwarmer+-+24l+capacity+6224&qid=1594413763&sprefix=Wagan+12v%2Caps%2C237&sr=8-2 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Ep. 165: Improve Your Mental Flexibility And A Discussion About “How to Broach Race When You’re Not the Most Powerful Person in the Writers Room”
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Liz and Sarah discuss how we can all improve their our mental flexibility during this global pandemic. One tip? Tweak your routine. In their new Amplify segment, they talk to up-and-coming TV writers Jackie Decembly and Jerrica Long about their Hollywood Reporter piece, “How to Broach Race When You’re Not the Most Powerful Person in the Writers Room.” Jerrica’s advice: Don’t call people out. Call them in. This week’s Hollywood Hack: avoid the creep. It’s easy to let bad habits creep back in, especially right now. Halt the creep ASAP! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Flexibility Thinking: How To Encourage Kids to Go With the Flow: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/flexible-thinking-how-to-encourage-kids-to-go-with-the-flow Amelia Bedelia: https://www.amazon.com/Amelia-Bedelia-Peggy-Parish/dp/0062209698/ref=sr_1_4?crid=17PR9IVFKS3FW&dchild=1&keywords=amelia+bedelia&qid=1594150356&sprefix=Amelia+%2Caps%2C231&sr=8-4 Jackie Decembly: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8872137/ Jerrica Long: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5568944/ How to Broach Race When You’re Not the Most Powerful Person in the Writers Room: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-broach-race-youre-not-powerful-person-writers-room-guest-column-1299442 This Is What Racial Trauma Does To The Body And Brain: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-racial-trauma-does-body-brain_l_5efa43b1c5b6acab28459220?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAFeLdQOctx8rDZARkQwPw1eBHiM5LEKk7JKmyNMARqYWK47bCgZO3hipe8e0Qf0wTaNKwqB1zzPSjhY6nsR529kbnubI_htQYE7m3NM-sUc5dumerk5ms8-9hdAIhx1Bom5nQS80ETtjlwWyyCmMDKPQHbXOWcLhof1-gClt37E8 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Ep. 164: Pulling The Ripcord And The Beauty Of An Unexpected Interlude
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Liz and Sarah discuss challenging works situations. When do you stick it out, and when do you pull the ripcord and escape? In Take A Hike, they explore the beauty of an “unexpected interlude,” and Sarah reveals the unexpected interlude she has coming up in her own life. Hint: There’s a lake involved. They also answer a Mailroom question about how NOT to freeze up in a pitch. This week’s Hollywood Hack is perfect for a socially distanced summer: buy a lawn chair. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Bailey Blue masks: https://baileyblueclothing.com/collections/facemasks Beta Blockers:  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/beta-blockers/art-20044522 Sarah’s Lawn Chair: https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Leisure-Chair-Rust/dp/B00AZOXDCS/ref=sr_1_1?crid=294I0QASTQG8T&dchild=1&keywords=alps+mountaineering+chairs&qid=1593468321&sprefix=ALPS+mount%2Caps%2C213&sr=8-1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Ep. 163: How To Pick Projects With Manager Dianne Fraser
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Liz and Sarah discuss their decision to believe in a positive post-Covid future in their work — and how they’re also trying to apply that belief in real life. Then, in their new Amplify segment, Liz suggests everyone listen to an episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast in which former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay (the sole Black lead of the franchise in forty seasons) discusses racism both behind and in front of the camera. In Call Your Manager, they talk to Dianne Fraser of Industry Entertainment about how she helps guide clients when they’re picking projects. Her advice? Never take a job for the money. This week’s Hollywood Hack: virtual training.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Bachelor Happy Hour "Race, Diversity, and Bachelor Nation" Rachel Lindsay Dianne Fraser Industry Entertainment To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Ep. 162: Making Space For Creativity
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Liz and Sarah strategize about how they can make space to be creative in this pivotal historical moment. Then they introduce a new segment — Amplify — in which they amplify the voices and work of women and people of color. In the Mailroom Segment, Liz and Sarah answer a question about the real life houses used in television shows. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you be a better listener: Don’t interrupt for one week! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi: https://www.esowonbookstore.com/book/9780525509288 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: https://www.esowonbookstore.com/book/9780812993547 A Kids Book About Racism By Jelani Memory: https://www.amazon.com/Kids-Book-About-Racism-ebook/dp/B088GYYHJX/ref=sr_1_4?crid=29AB6ZK4FRBTB&dchild=1&keywords=a+kids+book+about+racism&qid=1592335420&sprefix=A+Kids+Bo%2Caps%2C219&sr=8-4 Little Stories for Tiny People podcast: https://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com/ Silk Stalkings: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101198/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Ep. 161: Tackling The Lack Of Diversity In Hollywood
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Liz and Sarah talk to Jeanette Volturno of Catchlight Films and Julie Harris Walker of Catch A Break Podcast about how they’re working to make Hollywood more diverse. One promising tool: Crewvie — a worldwide application database for sharing and sourcing qualified crew and production support for film and TV. Jeanette and Julie also talk about their podcast, Catch A Break, which educates people on the nitty-gritty of working in entertainment. Their current focus? A live series on how to resume production during Covid-19. This week’s Hollywood Hack is an app that will let you work together when you’re apart: Scribble Together. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Catchlight Films: http://www.catchlightfilms.com/ Catch A Break Podcast: https://www.catchabreakpodcast.com/ Scribble Together: https://scribbletogether.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Ep. 160: Take Control Of Your Career
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Note: This episode was recorded before the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer led to nation-wide protests. We stand with the African-American community and believe black lives matter. Liz and Sarah relearn a lesson they’ve learned before. It’s time to take control of their career! Spec pilot, here they come. In Take Two, listeners offer suggestions about how Sarah can “choose a smaller life” during Covid-19. One idea? Say “no” to at least one thing a day. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question about how they organize their creative process. Pro tip: use Google docs. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: do some in-house excavating. Sarah unearthed her air popcorn popper, and Liz rediscovered her NutriBullet.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Catch A Break podcast: https://www.catchabreakpodcast.com/ Presto PopLite Hot Air Popper https://www.amazon.com/Presto-04820-PopLite-Hot-Popper/dp/B00006IUWA/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3GKW1RJ2VKQJL&dchild=1&keywords=air+popper+popcorn+maker&qid=1591127610&sprefix=Air+popper%2Caps%2C428&sr=8-4 NutriBullet: https://www.nutribullet.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
Ep. 159: Dolores Huerta On Activism, Feminism, And Resilience
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Sarah gives a shout out to all the truck drivers who made her grueling RV drive to Kansas City and back better and safer. Then Liz and Sarah talk to iconic labor leader and activist, Dolores Huerta, about her decades long fight for social justice. At ninety years old, is she finally able to relax? The answer is absolutely not. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Everything Happens host, Kate Bowler: reassess the Covid-19 situation every two weeks (and don’t stress about it in between).  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Chill RV: https://www.chillrv.com/ Dolores Huerta Foundation: https://doloreshuerta.org/ Dolores Huerta’s Si Se Puede 90th Birthday Celebration on May 30: https://doloreshuerta.org/si-se-puede-at-90-celebrate-dolores-90th-birthday-on-saturday-may-30th-2020-5pm-pst/ The Little Market Candle: https://www.thelittlemarket.com/pages/dolores-huerta-foundation-collaboration?utm_campaign=May%202020%20-%20Dolores%20Huerta%20Foundation%20Collaboration%20%28UFkx6Q%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Palisades&_ke= Kate Bowler’s Everything Happens podcast:  https://katebowler.com/podcasts/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Ep. 158: Managing The Personal To Manage The Professional
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Liz and Sarah discuss the need to get their personal situations in order so that they can more effectively focus on work during this global pandemic. Sarah’s solution to her childcare issue? Renting an RV to go pick up her step-mother, Anna, in Kansas City! In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a shared Hit to Satellite Sister, Lian Dolan, for her new book, The Sweeney Sisters. They also give a shared Bomb to people who refuse to wear masks in public. Then Sarah gives herself a Hit for recommitting to her personal health goals, and Liz gives herself a Bomb for expecting something different from what ALWAYS happens. This week’s Hollywood Hack adds some colorful whimsy to quarantine: dye your gray roots purple (or pink or blue or green)! Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Sunlighten Sauna:  https://www.sunlighten.com/saunas/?leadsource=GoogleAds&utm_source=GoogleAdwords&utm_medium=Sunlighten-Branded-US&utm_campaign=General-SUN&gclid=CjwKCAjwh472BRAGEiwAvHVfGsyEqXNacrplTBENxCmHC4UqDyv4i3iF9wd7ly4sv2vpX-wLjFlE_xoClfgQAvD_BwE The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/book/9780062909046 Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Dye: https://limecrime.com/pages/hair-dye?gclid=CjwKCAjwh472BRAGEiwAvHVfGvgnH_jWBNt7uXOJFj__4burJM6yrlUwVllBsZFfSi7XT66tC-uzzhoCVg8QAvD_BwE&utm_content=s-dc_pcrid_377738770440_pkw_lime%20crime%20unicorn%20hair_pmt_e_ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Ep. 157: Meet Our New Manager And Combating Zoom Fatigue
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Liz and Sarah talk to their new manager, Dianne Fraser, about exactly what a manager does, how managers are different from agents, and how aspiring writers can get a manager of their own. Pro tip? Follow up a query email with a call to the office. In Take A Hike, Sarah reveals her desire to “choose the smaller life” during this global pandemic. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help fight Zoom fatigue: instead of a Zoom work meeting have a walking conference call.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! The Little Project scarves: https://www.instagram.com/thelittleproject/?hl=en Dianne Fraser: http://www.diannefraser.com/meet.php The Actors Fund: https://actorsfund.org/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Ep. 156: Dressing For Zoom Meetings With Emmy-Nominated Costume Designer Allyson Fanger
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Liz and Sarah have their minds blown by Emmy-nominated Costume Designer, Allyson Fanger, who says dressing for Zoom meetings isn’t just about what you wear. It’s also about what else is in the frame. Pro tips? Production design your space, wear a shirt with a collar, and choose bold glasses. This week’s Take A Hike comes from Sarah’s daughter, Violet: take comfort in the notion of “eventually.” Finally, Liz and Sarah share a Hollywood Hack from Liz’s mom — bring in an expert.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Do The Thing, and . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Allyson Fanger: https://www.instagram.com/allysonfanger/?hl=en Cadiss glasses: https://caddislife.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwncT1BRDhARIsAOQF9Ln6RzofrEFHGC7jioB-faHnHWFcUL94JFesrLh4E4wYlFCF-0X4GRUaAo5eEALw_wcB Molly Pepper masks: https://molly-pepper.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Ep. 155: More Lightning Listener Questions!
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Liz and Sarah are answering your questions — and they’re answering them fast! What’s their favorite part of writing for television? When an actor gets an Executive Producer credit... what does that mean exactly? Will the current situation make it easier or harder for unrepresented writers to get hired? Are spec scripts still a thing? What will happen during the pandemic once networks run out of shows they have in the can? Will there be lots of reruns? How are Liz and Sarah working while they’re safer at home? And so much more... Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Do The Thing, and . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Ep. 154: What Makes A Good Idea Good?
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Sarah shares her Covid-19 mantra: Does this matter? Liz’s is “closer, stronger, lighter.“ Then Liz and Sarah discuss how living through this extraordinary time is — surprisingly — making them want to take more professional risks. Is it finally time to “ride the dragon?” In The Craft (And Fain), they explore what makes a good idea good. The five elements: clarity, specificity, dynamics, legs, and relevance. In this week’s Hollywood Hack, both Sarah and Liz offer an app to keep you occupied at home: I Love Hue and Real Mah Jongg. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Do The Thing, and . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: I Love Hue: http://i-love-hue.com/ Real Mah Jongg: https://realmahjongg.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
Ep. 153: Boosting Immunity And Tackling “Snack Bursts” With Dr. Melina
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Liz and Sarah reveal big news — they have representation. But they decided not to get an agent. Instead, they signed with badass manager, Dianne Fraser of Industry Entertainment! Now they have an all-female team — woot! In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk to internist and board certified physician nutrition specialist, Dr. Melina Jampolis, about how we can use the food in our refrigerators and the spices in our pantries to boost our immunity while we stay safer at home. She also gives Liz advice on how to cut down on her chips and salsa snack bursts. Bonus? Dr. Melina shares her recipe for Healthy Quarantine Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Spice Muffins (see below). Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: the Xenvo Squidgrip Flexible Tripod. Dianne Fraser: http://www.diannefraser.com/meet.php Dr. Melina Jampolis: https://www.drmelina.com/ Xenvo Squidgrip Flexible Tripod: https://www.amazon.com/Xenvo-SquidGrip-Flexible-Phone-Tripod/dp/B06XKX4DPJ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Ep. 152: A Visit From Violet and Finding Money In Your Own Backyard
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Violet visits Happier In Hollywood to talk about being “safer at home” from a kid’s point of view. Then Liz and Sarah talk to author and host of Side Hustle School, Chris Guillebeau, about his new book The Money Tree. Chris says there’s money in your own backyard, and he challenges all of us to find it. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah gives herself a survival hit and Liz gives herself a writing bomb. This week’s Hollywood Hack will up your confidence level in Zoom meetings: use the “touch up my appearance” feature! Chris Guillebeau  https://chrisguillebeau.com/about/ The Money Tree: https://www.amazon.com/Money-Tree-Finding-Fortune-Backyard-ebook/dp/B07XXDK34S/ref=sr_1_2?crid=QEJWC4IEBHXD&dchild=1&keywords=the+money+tree+chris+guillebeau&qid=1586282707&sprefix=the+money+tree+chris%2Caps%2C251&sr=8-2 Zoom: https://www.zoom.us/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Ep, 151: How Covid-19 Has Shut Down Hollywood And Everywhere Else
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Covid-19 has changed our lives in big ways — and small. Sarah and Liz share some small, unexpected changes in their routines since they’ve been “safer at home.” Sarah gave up coffee — accidentally! Then they talk to fellow TV writer, Sarah Watson, about what it was like to have her Fox pilot shut down due to Covid-19. She went from producing a pilot and promoting her first novel, MOST LIKELY, to.... sitting in her house. How did she deal with the sudden absence of adrenaline? In Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question about how they come up with character names. Finally, this week’s practical Hollywood Hack will help you grocery shop safely: the You Tube video, PSA Safe Grocery Shopping In Covid-19 Pandemic. Sarah Watson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0914872/ Most Likely: https://www.amazon.com/Most-Likely-Sarah-Watson/dp/0316454834/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1585691412&sr=8-1 PSA Safe Grocery Shopping In Covid-19 Pandemic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDuwc9KBps To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Ep. 150: Maximizing Work Hikes And Building Community
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Note: This episode was recorded before life changed dramatically due to the Covid-19 virus. Following up on their discussion about whether to get an agent, Sarah and Liz share an email from a listener who has a definite opinion. Then they outline how they’ve maximized their work hikes by instituting best practices. Most important? Stop to take notes. In Take A Hike, they share big news about the Happier In Hollywood community: they’re a launching a weekly newsletter! To subscribe, go to happierinhollywood.com and scroll down to the bottom where you’ll see a box that says “join the party.” Next, from The Mailroom, they answer a listener question about the best material to submit to TV writing contests. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from their Facebook group: ask people to do something at the last minute. Hollywood Forever: https://hollywoodforever.com/ Happier In Hollywood: https://happierinhollywood.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Bonus Episode: Parenting And Staying Positive During The Covid-19 Crisis
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In the last two weeks, our world has turned upside down. Social distancing, remote learning, and WFH are now the new reality. Liz and Sarah talk to parenting expert Audrey Monke from the Sunshine Parenting podcast about how to stay positive and in the moment during an uncertain and frightening time. As owner of one of the top summer camps in the country for over thirty years, Audrey has spent her life researching and developing strategies for creating a fun, supportive, growth-focused culture for children. Audrey’s message to those of us overwhelmed by.... everything? Lower the bar! Audrey Monke: https://sunshine-parenting.com/ Sunshine Parenting Podcast: https://sunshine-parenting.com/podcast-2/ Happy Campers: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Campers-Secrets-Raising-Thriving/dp/1546081798/ref=sr_1_1?crid=OVPHG3MNRBN&dchild=1&keywords=happy+campers+audrey+monke&qid=1584663883&sprefix=Happy+Campers+audre%2Caps%2C362&sr=8-1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2020
Ep. 149: Say Something Right Away: A Seize The Day Episode
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Note: This episode was recorded before life changed dramatically due to the Covid-19 virus.  Liz and Sarah follow up on their discussion about Schrodinger’s Cat (Episode 147). Some listener cats: IVF, college admissions, and moving. Then they talk about why we should all Seize The Day in work and life. In From The Treadmill Desks Of, they discuss why saying something RIGHT AWAY makes all the difference. The longer you wait, the harder it gets. In The Craft (And Fain), Liz and Sarah reveal one of their most useful writing secrets — use the good stuff RIGHT AWAY in a script. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: jump on a trend RIGHT AWAY.  https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/golden-goose-young-metallic-western-booties-prod220900074?childItemId=NMX4NM8_&navpath=cat000000_cat000730_cat63400744&page=0&position=109&uuid=PDP_PAGINATION_2585fe3f57cd26d81a9b547a542dcea1_SHXPv47xQ5rXX_Rsd6ZZ-eHfdTakpbwYxkFBd_8S.jsession To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Ep. 148: Should We All Be Time Blocking? Probably.
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With so many irons in the fire, Liz and Sarah decide to try time blocking. Will task batching and day theming keep them on track? (We shall see...) Then, in Hollywood Jobs, they talk to JuVee Productions Creative TV Executive Karen Frost about her career trajectory and why being an agent’s assistant helped her get where she is today. Karen also shares how she co-founded WOC Hikes, a regular networking event for Women of Color in Hollywood. This week’s Hollywood Hack: share your successes!  Time blocking: https://blog.rescuetime.com/time-blocking-101/ JuVee Productions: http://www.juveeproductions.com/ Karen Frost on Twitter: @revkarenfrost WOC Hikes on Instagram: @wochikes Photo by Icons8 Team on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Ep. 147: Wrestling With Schrodinger’s Cat
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Liz and Sarah discuss the paradox of Shrodinger’s Cat — a thought experiment in which a theoretical cat is both alive and dead at the same time — and how it embodies their career right now. In Take Two, they revisit the subject of personal canaries in a coal mine. Some of their favorites from listeners? Browsing real estate sites, leaving cabinet doors open, cleaning pencil sharpeners, and green juicing. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help actors prep their scripts: the Sozy Annotator. Finally, even though Liz and Sarah swore they’d never announce Beverly Hills Housewife Lisa Rinna as a Celebrity Sighting again, they can’t help but mention they saw her at Fryman Canyon this week. Twice.  Danielle’s favorite green juice: https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/mean-green-juice/ Schrödinger’s Cat: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwj9yvyEn__nAhUB7J4KHWCuA7oQyCkwAHoECAIQBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUjaAxUO6-Uw&usg=AOvVaw0sZxC4Fo_a4emwbC2UiT5K Redfin: https://www.redfin.com/?&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=1003207&utm_term=aud-315303801759:kwd-487284910&utm_content=338440899303&intent=Brand-HV&gclid=CjwKCAiAnfjyBRBxEiwA-EECLIzrMt_v1ckzx3dfOym3FTIOhdzScRg9wCHNBmulyctxL8EU9SreGRoCvxwQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds The Sozy Annotator https://www.sozypencils.com/the-annotator Lisa Rinna: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005362/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Ep. 146 Something From Nothing — It’s An Actual Thing
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Liz and Sarah discuss their realization that so much can come from something... even if nothing comes from it. An example? In preparing for a recent meeting that went nowhere, they came up with an idea for a new narrative fiction podcast — and read an amazing book that had been on their list for years. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah’s hit goes to her trip to Riverside to buy a loom — for the first time since her daughter was born she did something on the weekend JUST FOR HERSELF. And Liz gives herself a bomb for counting her wardrobe chickens before her pilot (failed to) hatch. They also had a Bonus Bomb for everyone who plays loud music while hiking at Fryman Canyon. This week’s Hollywood Hack ensures you won’t repeat meeting outfits: take a picture on your phone. Finally, Liz and Sarah had some repeat Celebrity Sightings — Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin (together this time) and Jon Voight. Lisa Rinna: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005362/ Harry Hamlin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002122/ Jon Voight: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000685/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Introducing The Baron of Botox
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 Over two decades, Dr. Fredric Brandt went from a small dermatology practice in Miami to being Madonna's personal skincare consultant and the go-to for public figures desperate to stave off aging. His clients loved him. Fashion magazines profiled him. But as Brandt continued to build his empire—a best-selling product line, pristine homes in New York and Miami, and an absurd modern art collection—he was slowly becoming addicted to his own product. From Justine Harman and the team behind 'Broken Harts,' comes 'The Baron of Botox,' a 10-part podcast series, available now. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Ep. 145: The (TV Business) Times They Are A-Changin’
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It’s a small world! Liz and Sarah share an email from Kate Silver, the writer of the Spirit Magazine article “Turning Pink” that they mention in their American Beauties pitch bonus episode. Then they talk to writer Ben Acker about his new Audible Original, CUT AND RUN. The TV business is ever-changing, and more and more writers (like Ben and his writing partner Ben Blacker) are diving into the world of narrative audio. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah finally address a question that’s been on listeners’ minds. As the WGA dispute with the ATA continues, what are their thoughts on getting a new agent? This week’s Hollywood Hack provides an easy alternative to shredding documents: the Wide Identity Protection Roller. Finally, Liz and Sarah had a RHBH Celebrity Sighting at Fryman Canyon — Lisa Rinna (and, yes, she was dancing when they saw her.) Kate Silver: https://www.thekatesilver.com/ Ben Acker: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009921/ Ben Blacker: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3011071/ Cut And Run: https://www.audible.com/ep/title/?asin=B082YHVMCG&source_code=GO1GB12609141890JG&device=d&&cvosrc=ppc.google.%2Bcut%20%2Band%20%2Brun&cvo_campaign=1678393327&cvo_crid=415526018380&Matchtype=b&gclid=Cj0KCQiAkKnyBRDwARIsALtxe7hZq1Q_fll-BKF5NoWLnNwoo_B2Ss4mxJGgF8TpAF42_YgvsojyEjUaAkQZEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Wide Identity Protection Roller: https://www.thegrommet.com/products/guard-your-idwide-identity-protection-roller Lisa Rinna: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Rinna To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
Ep. 144: What’s Your Personal “Canary In A Coal Mine?”
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Liz and Sarah talk about how to “hijack the meeting,” advice that comes from their friend and fellow TV writer, Moira Kirland. Then in Take A Hike, they each reveal their personal “canary in a coal mine.” What behavior reveals they’re more stressed out than they realize? Hint: Sarah’s “canary” looks a lot like a puppy. This week’s Hollywood Hack is a company that’s Rent The Runway for tablescaping: Social Studies. Finally, Liz had a Fryman Canyon Celebrity Sighting: Real House Husband of Beverly Hills, Harry Hamlin. Moira Kirland: https://m.imdb.com/name/nm0215277/ Social Studies: https://social-studies.com/ Harry Hamlin: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Hamlin To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
Ep. 143: Liz & Sarah Remind Themselves: It’s Not Personal!
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Liz and Sarah reveal that ABC passed on their PLASTICS pilot. They’re super bummed but bouncing back and moving on. One thing that’s helping them cope? Hiking. In The Mailroom segment, they answer a question from an assistant who’s wondering if she should stay at her well-paying job or go for a position that pays less but offers more opportunity. This week’s “Three C’s” Hollywood Hack will help listeners never miss an appointment: clarity, calendar, confirm. Finally Liz and Sarah had a celebrity sighting of one of their all-time favorite celebrities — they had dinner with Marcia Clark! Marcia Clark: http://marciaclarkbooks.com/ Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
Ep. 142: The Wonder Of Re-Networking (And Of Champagne)
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Liz and Sarah talk about why it’s important to “re-network” with people you’ve worked with in the past. Then in Take Two, they share the questions that are guiding listeners through 2020. One favorite: “What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” In The Craft (And Fain) they discuss how to create specificity of place in scripts and why it matters. This week’s Hollywood Hack guarantees you’ll never have to arrive at a party empty-handed: keep a bottle of champagne on hand. Also in today’s episode, Liz and Sarah announce a limited addition of their Happier In Hollywood merch — a rainbow Silipint travel cup featuring their logo and motto! If you’re interested in getting a cup, email us at happierinhollywood@gmail.com. For other Silipint products, go to Silipint.com and use coupon code HAPPY20 for 20 percent off your first order. Happier in Hollywood Episode 139: What’s Your QUESTION For 2020? http://happierinhollywood.com/episode139/ Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV: https://www.bevmo.com/shop/wine/champagne_sparkling/champagne/sparkling/veuve_clicquot_yellow_label_nv_750_ml/p/1564405684704472266 Veuve Clicquot Rose: https://www.bevmo.com/shop?id=1564405684704501374 Silipint: https://www.silipint.com/ Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Ep. 141: A Very Personal Episode: Sarah’s Mom Story & Liz’s Voice Challenge
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Many listeners have asked Sarah to tell the story of how she became an only parent to her daughter, Violet. This is the day she tells that story! Then actor/singer Amanda Noret Reed coaches Liz on how to strengthen her voice. The keys are good posture and diaphragmatic breathing. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help save money on professional blow outs: Dry Bar’s heated straightening brush, “The Brush Crush.” Starfish Envy: https://starfishenvy.typepad.com/ Single Mothers By Choice https://www.singlemothersbychoice.org/ California Cryobank: https://www.cryobank.com/ Amanda Noret Reed: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0912073/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Amanda Noret Reed Twitter: @amanda_noret The Brush Crush: https://www.thedrybar.com/the-brush-crush-heated-straightening-brush Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
Ep. 140: Liz & Sarah Celebrate A Career Milestone!
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Liz and Sarah are celebrating their twentieth anniversary as writing partners! They reflect on the last two decades and discuss what they should do to mark this career milestone. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk about why it’s a good idea to become an expert in something unexpected. Sarah’s new obsession? Spinning yarn! This week’s delicious Hollywood Hack: give John Kelly Chocolates as a business gift.  The Altered Stitch:http://www.thealteredstitch.com/contact-us John Kelly Chocolates:https://www.johnkellychocolates.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
Ep. 139: What’s Your QUESTION For 2020?
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After what feels both like forever and no time at all, Liz and Sarah are approaching the finish line for both their pilot scripts. Now comes the hard part — waiting. In Take A Hike, Sarah and Liz reveal the question that will guide each of them through 2020. Sarah’s: Does this nourish me? Liz’s: Am I making this situation better? Then they answer a Mailbag Question from an aspiring TV writer about when to ask a co-worker or boss to read a script. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your next road trip: compile a group playlist.  Happier with Gretchen Rubin - Episode 254: Choose a One-Word Theme For The Year https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/254-one-word-theme-2020 Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
Ep. 138: Here’s To A Happy, Healthy, Motto-vated 2020!
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After a “Season of Failure” update, Liz and Sarah decide on their new team theme for 2020! This year, they’re going to Hike Into The Future! Then Sarah shares three food favorites that we can all make at home for a healthier and more delicious new year: forbidden rice, cashew milk, and air-fried french fries. This week’s Hollywood Hack is from our Facebook group: if you’re coming to LA, stay in two hotels. Forbidden rice: https://www.thespruceeats.com/what-is-forbidden-rice-1664717Cashew milk: https://cookieandkate.com/cashew-milk-recipe/Breville Smart Oven: https://www.amazon.com/Breville-BOV900BSS-Convection-Brushed-Stainless/dp/B01N5UPTZS/ref=sr_1_2?gclid=Cj0KCQiA0ZHwBRCRARIsAK0Tr-qmABGvAejLvEWCClK18Q6miMYeo2QQlCRBWh8WShzGE82MI5VNojgaAs_VEALw_wcB&hvadid=176942025810&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9031201&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=11267160809367607566&hvtargid=kwd-11122039517&hydadcr=13935_9624584&keywords=breville+smart+oven&qid=1577405592&sr=8-2 Photo: Paul Gilmore - Unsplash Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 02, 2020
Ep. 137: Remove Yourself From The Spin (Out) Zone
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It’s almost pilot pickup season, and Hollywood has entered the Spin (Out) Zone. Liz and Sarah discuss the techniques they use to stay calm while others are freaking out. In Hits & Bombs, they look back at 2019 and discuss the highlights and lowlights. Liz’s biggest personal hit? Getting over her fear of public speaking. Sarah’s biggest bomb? Not going to therapy. Finally, this week’s travel Hollywood Hack will improve your visit to any sprawling city: stay in more than one hotel. The Altered Stitch: http://www.thealteredstitch.com/ Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
Ep. 136: Down With Exclamation Points!
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Down With Exclamation Points! Are Liz and Sarah riding a dragon or a camel? They update listeners on their 2019 exam development motto — Ride The Dragon. Then they check in with their former assistant, Mary Mehrkens, who offers advice to assistants (or anyone) between gigs. She also shares one of her new boss’s favorite apps: Fantastical. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help your emails seem more professional: eliminate exclamation points! Period. Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Mary Mehrkens: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5766534/ Dayna Lynn North: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0635998/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Ep. 135: Pain Points & The Psychology of Documents
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Liz and Sarah talk to actor and friend Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse, Altered Carbon, Animal Kingdom) about the audition pain point that almost made her leave the business, and what she did about it. Then Liz and Sarah discuss the psychology of documents — how does the look of a document impact its audience? This week’s flu season friendly Hollywood Hack: Throat Coat tea. Finally, Liz and and Sarah had yet another Hugo’s Celebrity sighting: Jon Voight. Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Dichen Lachman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1901842/ Enver Gjokaj https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2222175/ Throat Coat: https://www.target.com/p/traditional-medicinals-organic-throat-coat-herbal-dietary-supplement-herbal-tea-16ct/-/A-13376466?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Grocery%2BShopping_Local&adgroup=SC_Grocery&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9031201&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&gclid=CjwKCAiAlajvBRB_EiwA4vAqiH8VPaC0t40jJGLCZB8aIssDUot5NEdfseogrwVLYXKkClKDAAko4hoCsTYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Jon Voight: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000685/ Mailbox Toluca Lake: https://www.mailboxtolucalake.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
Ep. 134: Nichelle Tramble Spellman is NOT Failing On All Fronts (But Liz Is)
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TILiz and Sarah talk to their good friend Nichelle Tramble Spellman, creator and showrunner of the fantastic new Apple TV+ show TRUTH BE TOLD, starring Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul, and Lizzie Caplan. Then, in Take A Hike, Liz reveals why she’s “failing on all fronts” during this extra busy time. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes courtesy of Nichelle: get a fabulous suit custom-made for a big event.  Truth Be Told: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_Be_Told_(2019_TV_series) Nichelle Tramble Spellman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2838492/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Ep. 133: The Care And Feeding Of Writers: A Thanksgiving Episode
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Liz and Sarah offer tips to executives and producers who are giving notes to writers during the development process. Do be direct! Don’t be an asshole! In a hits-only Hits & Bombs segment, Liz and Sarah share the many things they’re thankful for — including their amazing listeners! This week’s Hollywood Hack is a Chinese Proverb: “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” Finally, they reveal their work hike Celebrity Sighting: Marissa Jarret Winokur.  The Sheri + Nancy Show: https://thepillarlife.com/sheri-nancy-show/ Marissa Jarret Winokur: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935441/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
Ep. 132: A Lightning Listener Question Episode
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Liz and Sarah answer questions from the Happier In Hollywood Facebook Group — and they answer them fast! Do they ever feel like their kids deplete their creative energy? Do TV writers take ownership of specific characters? How does Sarah feel about Liz touring? If they hadn’t moved to Los Angeles, what would they be doing today? What was it like to work with Kurt Sutter? And, most importantly, how are they surviving without an assistant? These questions and so many more... Photo by Brandon Morgan on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Ep. 131: The Importance Of Mahjong
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With development season at peak intensity, Liz and Sarah are putting their noses to the grindstone. What does that mean? They’re often giving up their precious nights and weekends — and accepting that they have to “just say no” to many social functions. Then in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk about why there’s one activity they’re NOT giving up: their new monthly Mahjong game. They also answer a Mailbag question about how many scripts a writer should have under her belt before she makes the big move to Los Angeles. And this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve any presentation: if someone asks if you want to use a mic, the answer is ALWAYS yes.  Mahjong: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahjong To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
Bonus Episode: Liz and Sarah’s “American Beauties” Pitch
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Liz and Sarah pitch “American Beauties,” a pilot script they sold (twice) to Fox. After the pitch, they critique their own work— and reveal what they would change if they were going to pitch the show today.  Photo by Ameen Fahmy on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
Ep. 130: How To Focus During Armageddon
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Liz and Sarah give an update on their efforts to reject anxiety during development season. Then they strategize about how to stay focussed on work when it feels like they’re in the middle of Armageddon. Between the wild fires and the news, it’s all too much! The advice they get from Liz’s sister, Gretchen Rubin? Turn off phone notifications and schedule time to worry. In Take Two, listeners weigh in on the subject of how to create likable characters. Liz and Sarah’s favorite take away — it’s not important that a character be likable, as long as the audience understands why she’s doing what she’s doing. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Liz’s recent touring: get a travel steamer. Finally, Liz and Sarah had another Hugo’s Celebrity Sighting: Mariel Hemingway.  Gretchen Rubin: https://gretchenrubin.com/ Travel steamer: https://www.amazon.com/iSteam-Steamer-Powerful-Handheld-Portable/dp/B072PY74HY/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2ETJIKV214XMI&keywords=isteam+steamer+for+clothes&qid=1572998381&sprefix=Is+team+%2Caps%2C212&sr=8-3 Hugo’s: https://www.hugosrestaurant.com/studio-city-menu Mariel Hemingway https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000446/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Ep. 129: Anxiety, We Reject You!
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Liz and Sarah wish listeners a Happy Halloween and share a tip from The Whole 30’s Melissa Hartwig Urban about how to resist the temptation to eat candy. In From The Treadmill Desks Of, they talk about their decision to reject anxiety when it comes to the notes process during this development season. Their new anxiety mantra: “There is no space for you here.” Then Liz and Sarah answer a Mailbag question about how they keep their creative juices flowing even when they’re not feeling inspired. In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives a hit to the new (and final) season of the podcast StartUp. And they have a shared bomb — despite the best of intentions, they haven’t hiked in ages. Finally Sarah shares this week’s homegrown microgreen Hollywood Hack: Hamama. Melissa Hartwig Urban: https://whole30.com/about/ Chef Chloe Coscarelli: https://chefchloe.com/ #AmWritingPodcast https://amwritingpodcast.com/ StartUp Podcast https://gimletmedia.com/shows/startup Hamama: https://www.hamama.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
Ep. 128: Conquering The Fear of New Things & The Warner Brothers Pitch Document
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Liz and Sarah announce their upcoming Bonus Episode! They’re going to pitch American Beauties, a pilot script they sold (twice) to Fox. Then they discuss strategies for conquering the fear of new things. Sarah’s suggestion? Rip off the band aid NOW. In The Craft (and Fain) segment, Liz and Sarah discuss the ins and outs of the famous Warner Brothers pitch document. If you want a copy, email them at happierinhollywood@gmail.com. This week’s Hollywood Hack: use Instagram as a research tool. Finally, they had a celebrity sighting at Hugo’s Restaurant: Rizwan Manji. Fiona Nicholson: https://www.instagram.com/shetlandfi/?hl=en Dr. Melissa Doft: https://doftplasticsurgery.com/ Rizwan Manji: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0542492/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
Ep. 127: Why “Enough Is Enough”
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Liz and Sarah explain that even a “put” pilot isn’t a sure thing. Then they discuss why “enough is enough.” It’s tempting to over-write and over-speak, but don’t do it! Going on and on makes you look weak and unfocused. In their new segment, You’re The Boss, Liz and Sarah talk to author Morgan Simpson about his new book, What’s Running You? How to Become the Entrepreneur of Your Life. Morgan’s advice? Create your own Board of Directors. This week’s fashion Hollywood Hack: choose a signature designer. “Put” pilot : https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/abc-put-pilot-plastics-elizabeth-craft-sarah-fain-1203356105/ What’s Running You? How to Become the Entrepreneur of Your Life: https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Running-You-Become-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07Z2MQ4VZ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=What’s+Running+You%3F&qid=1571177526&sr=8-1 Veronica Beard: https://veronicabeard.com/?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3JXtBRC8ARIsAEBHg4nuUyAHy-1XnHnp_ZbP2Dh4ighq8EvpinbdLNTu8OlkNhAbHpNweP4aAgR6EALw_wcB Anthropologie: https://www.anthropologie.com/?mrkgcl=694&mrkgadid=586468124&utm_medium=paid_search&utm_source=Google&utm_content=anthropologie_-_Exact&utm_term=anthropologie&utm_campaign=US_-_Brand_-_Top_Traffic&creative=378700693422&device=t&matchtype=e&network=g&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3JXtBRC8ARIsAEBHg4mTVpp9JeLvXX5p_XnpyAd1kpoCknGVy5Zi8v7e4q59PjfiJIDJ4AMaAgdGEALw_wcB Photo by Jack Carter on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
Ep. 126: Embracing Your Weird With Felicia Day
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Liz and Sarah talk with actor, web series creator, and New York Times best-selling author, Felicia Day, about her new book Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity. Liz and Sarah’s big take-away? They really need to be more playful. Then, in Take A Hike, they discuss why we should all be reacher-outers (in a not creepy way). This week’s Hollywood Hack is the perfect baby gift: affordable, customizable canvas tote bags. Finally, Liz has a Kardashian-adjacent Celebrity Sighting — Malika Haqq. Felicia Day:http://feliciaday.com/ Amy Acker:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009918/ Dichen Lachman:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1901842/ Kelley Wolf:https://www.flowbykelleywolf.com/ Ryan Serhant:https://ryanserhant.com/ LL Bean Boat and Tote Bags:https://www.llbean.com/llb/search/? freeText=Totes&qs=3091716_GOOGLE&Matchtype=e&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjw5_DsBRBPEiwAIEDRWyH2GhiXsmebuqugWiC6EPKVo3M2U0umimGEJRomkR5ETYqNYJsv6RoCaakQAvD_BwE Land’s End Tote Bags:https://www.landsend.com/shop/womens-canvas-totes-bags-travel/S-xfd-y5c-xls-xec Malika Haqq:https://www.eonline.com/news/1080468/why-khloe-kardashian-and-expectant-mom-malika-haqq-s-bond-is-now-tighter-than-ever Photo credit: Christina Ganolfo To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2019
Ep. 125: Starting A Work Marathon, Ending A Heath Lull
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Liz and Sarah share an email from a listener who gives a counterargument to their advice to “arrive early.” Then they announce their new development projects! They’ve sold two pilots — one to ABC and one to CBS. They discuss strategies to maintain their endurance for the months-long journey toward (hopefully) series pickups. In Take A Hike, Sarah reveals her health lull is over, and she’s diving headlong into a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. Sarah’s friend and real estate agent to the stars, Victoria Massengale, drops in to offer support and tips on how to transition into a new meat and dairy-free existence. This week’s Hollywood Hack: talk to the chef. Wonderland Sound and VIsion:https://www.wonderlandsoundandvision.com/about Whole-Food, Plant Based Diet:https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/plant-based-diet-guide The Alzheimer’s Solution:https://teamsherzai.com/book/ Victoria Massengale:https://www.victoriaandmichael.net/ Chef Chloe Coscarelli:https://chefchloe.com/ Sun Cafe:https://suncafe.com/ Cafe Gratitude:https://www.cafegratitude.com/ Gracias Madre:https://www.graciasmadre.co/ Photo by Anna Pelzer on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
Ep. 124: Financial Insecurity, The Real Housewives, & Being An Only Parent: A Listener Questions Episode!
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It’s a Listener Questions episode! Liz and Sarah open the mailbag and answer your questions. How does Liz feel about working at Sarah’s house? If they could be flies on the wall at someone else’s work, what would it be? How has Happier In Hollywood helped or hindered their TV writing career? Sarah and Liz give up the dirt on these and so many other questions. This week’s Hollywood Hack also comes from a listener: keep a twenty dollar bill tucked in your phone case for emergencies! The Real Housewives:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Real_Housewives Single Mothers by Choice:https://www.singlemothersbychoice.org/ Get tickets for Liz and Gretchen's live podcast events in Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here:https://gretchenrubin.com/events Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2019
Ep. 123: How To Be A Happy Camper At Work With Audrey Monke
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Liz and Sarah give an update on a listener suggestion that they coordinate their meeting outfits. They did it! And it was surprisingly easy. Their new vow? Try a personal shopper together. Then they discuss how to be — and create — happy campers at work with parenting expert Audrey Monke, author of Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults. Audrey owns Gold Arrow Camp, and her tips for developing a positive culture at camp are just as relevant to the workplace. Some advice? Take a moment to say good morning. And build in time for compliments! This week’s Hollywood Hack: arrive early. Nordstrom stylist:https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/personal-stylists Happy Campershttps://www.amazon.com/Happy-Campers-Secrets-Raising-Thriving/dp/1546081798/ref=sr_1_1?crid=31953NQYNKAUF&keywords=happy+campers+audrey+monke&qid=1568760000&sprefix=Happy+Campers+audrey%2Caps%2C543&sr=8-1 Audrey Monke:https://sunshine-parenting.com/ Tony Dodds:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3386150/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
Introducing Bachelor Happy Hour with Rachel & Ali
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“Bachelor Happy Hour with Rachel & Ali” takes fans behind the scenes with all things Bachelor Nation-related in the first ever, official Bachelor podcast.  You’ll hear from current cast members and get the details on what really happened when the cameras stopped rolling.    Start listening now at:  wondery.fm/inhollywood To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
Ep. 122: Everything Takes Forever
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Inspired by an overheard conversation (and a thousand notes calls), Liz and Sarah ask listeners to weigh in on what makes a character “likable.” Then they discuss how to deal with the fact that everything— from a home remodel to a series sale— takes longer than you think it will. In their new segment, You’re The Boss, Liz and Sarah discuss their  recent realization that doing the podcast has improved their pitching ability. How can we all develop skills that transfer to other elements of our careers?  Then Sarah has a Power Hour hit and Liz shares a slacking-at-home bomb. This week’s Hollywood Hack? The Scriptnotes podcast! Scriptnotes: https://johnaugust.com/scriptnotes Succession: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7660850/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 Jess Lewis: http://jefflewiscompany.com/ Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
Ep. 121: How To Conquer A “Health Lull” — We Asked, You Answered!
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After an update on the great how-to-pronounce “gif” (is it a hard “g” or a soft “g”) debate of 2019, Liz and Sarah discuss the back-to-school productivity boost that September brings. Then they do a listener inspired Take Two deep dive on how to get out of health lull. Some favorite ideas? Reconnect with your “why” and treat being healthy  like it’s a job. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Sarah’s recent obsession with Candy Crush Saga: what’s the goal? “Gif” Pronunciation: https://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/battle-over-gif-pronunciation-erupts/ Prolon:https://prolonfmd.com/ Candy Crush Saga:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Crush_Saga Get tickets for Liz and Gretchen's live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City,  Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here:https://gretchenrubin.com/events To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2019
Ep. 120: Sheri Salata’s Beautiful No— A Happier Labor Day Episode
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The Onward Project is celebrating Labor Day with #HappierLaborDay! Liz and Sarah invite Sheri Salata (author of The Beautiful No, co-host of the podcast The Sheri & Nancy Show) to be their special Labor Day co-host! Sheri shares how a “beautiful no” led to her job as the powerhouse Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Then they discuss how we can all have a happier work life by reframing work as creativity and innovation. Sheri’s Hollywood Hack? Make a radical change! Finally, Sheri— who’s met literally EVERYONE— reveals her very favorite celebrity encounter: Tom Hanks. The Beautiful No: https://smile.amazon.com/Beautiful-No-Other-Transcendence-Transformation/dp/0062743198/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=The+beautiful+no&qid=1566950608&s=gateway&sr=8-2 The Sheri & Nancy Show: https://thepillarlife.com/sheri-nancy-show/ Tom Hanks: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hanks To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2019
Ep. 119: How To Get More Instagram Followers With Marketing Expert Jessica Berberian
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Liz and Sarah have an update on their new office space in Sarah’s house. It’s done! And they love it! In From The Treadmill Desks Of, they reveal that Liz recently hit the wall and declared they needed a break. Turns out, taking a few days off made them way more productive when they came back. Then Liz and Sarah debut a new segment, You’re The Boss, about how we can all be in charge of our own careers. Starting with our social media presence. Umpqua Oats Director of Marketing, Jessica Berberian, offers concrete tips for building an Instagram following. Hint — use hashtags. Lots of them. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from a wedding Liz recently attended: rent arcade games to make a party more fun. Finally, at that same wedding Liz had a celebrity sighting — Masi Oka from Heroes. The Strength Code:https://www.thestrengthcode.com/ Umpqua Oats:https://umpquaoats.com/ Masi Oka:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1199811/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 22, 2019
Ep. 118: Writing Blind: An Interview with TV Writers Jess Burkle and Ryan Knighton
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Liz and Sarah share the details of their first Happier In Hollywood Q&A Cocktail Party. It was a huge success! Then they interview TV writers Jess Burkle and Ryan Knighton from the CW show “In the Dark” about how they navigate Hollywood while being blind, their superpower in the writers’ room, and why they hate being called “inspirational.” Then Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about whether we should all be wearing Mom Jeans/overalls to meetings. This week’s Hollywood Hack makes it easier to return clothes you ordered online: take them back to the IRL store! Jess Burkle on Twitter: @jessburkle Ryan Knighton on Twitter: @ryanknighton In the Dark: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7772602/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
Ep. 117: Creating A Room Of Our Own
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Now that Liz and Sarah don’t have an official office, they’re creating “a room of their own” at Sarah’s house. While Sarah insists on following the feng shui guidelines in the book Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life, Liz just wants a functional, pleasant space to work in. Then they debut a new segment, The Craft (And Fain) on the craft of writing. Their first topic? Swim out. This week’s Hollywood Hack will make your legs red-carpet ready: Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs. Then Liz has a vicarious double Celebrity Sighting (Chris Pratt and Jeff Goldblum) courtesy of her husband, Adam. A Room of One’s Own:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Room_of_One%27s_Own Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Karen Rauch Carter:https://www.karenrauchcarter.com/ Best office color:https://cdispaces.ca/blog/best-office-colors/ A Room of One’s Own: Why We Need Space and Quiet The Shield:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/ Vampire Diaries:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405406/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Fix:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs: AirbrushLegs Chris Pratt:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695435/ Jeff Goldblum:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000156/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 Photo by Laurie-Anne Robert on Unsplash Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 08, 2019
Ep. 116: The Compartmentalizing Struggle Is Real
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Liz and Sarah discuss a listener suggestion that they coordinate their meeting outfits. Are they up for the task? Then they talk about the difficulty of compartmentalizing when they need to work on several projects at once. Next, Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about whether they think a different network president would have kept The Fix on the air. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares her “health lull.” She was so motivated to keep improving her health for so long, but now she feels over it. How can she get back in the zone? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: have a personal focus group. Channing Dungey on HIH:http://happierinhollywood.com/episode69/ Merrin Dungey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242257/ Photo by Hannah Morgan on Unsplash Happier In Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts — Happier With Gretchen Ruben, Do The Thing, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 01, 2019
Ep. 115: Talking Work Wives With Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg of By The Book
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Inspired by listener demand, Liz and Sarah announce their August 8th Happier In Hollywood Q & A Cocktail Party.  (For more information email happierinhollywood@gmail.com.) Then Liz and Sarah talk to Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg, the cohosts of one of their favorite podcasts, By The Book, about being each other’s work wife. What IS a work wife? How is work marriage different from actual marriage?  And what makes a work marriage successful? In Take Two, they revisit the subject of saving money. Liz and Sarah’s favorite new tip from a listener? Try a No Spend Week. This week’s Hollywood Hack: Apple Wallet. By The Book Podcast https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stitcher/by-the-book The EveryDollar App https://www.everydollar.com/budget-app Iconsumer.com: https://www.iconsumer.com/ Let Go: https://us.letgo.com/en OfferUp: https://offerup.com/ Apple Wallet: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204003 Photo: TK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 25, 2019
Ep.114: Don’t Take the Meeting!
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Liz and Sarah discuss why they’ve recently decided NOT to take every meeting. Sometimes they need to go deep instead of going wide. Then Sarah’s recent bout of pneumonia is a reminder that we all need to listen to our bodies. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah tackle a listener question about whether they ever feel like the “weak link” in their partnership. Short answer? Yes! This week Sarah and Liz have a dual parenting bomb — failing to set up summer play dates. And they give a hit to their fellow WGA writers for supporting one another through a tough time in the industry. Finally, this a Hollywood Hack: make plans immediately! WGA-ATA Dispute:https://www.indiewire.com/2019/04/writers-agents-wga-ata-writers-guild-of-america-association-of-talent-agents-1202057979/ June Diane Raphael:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2053085/ The Jane Club:https://www.janeclub.com/ Photo by Maria Krasnova on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2019
Ep. 113: On Being A Staff Writer
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Liz and Sarah break down the experience of being a Staff Writer on a TV show with their former assistant turned TV writer, Brook Sitgraves Turner. Brook’s advice: show up prepared and stay late. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah discuss the concept of Swedish Death Cleaning and why we should all accumulate less stuff. Finally, Liz shares yet another Hollywood Hack that will help you achieve “meeting hair:” Dry Bar’s new 25 dollar 20 minute option! Brook Sitgraves Turner — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8223801/ The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning — https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Art-Swedish-Death-Cleaning/dp/1501173243/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1ZS7B2KMCFXHB&keywords=swedish+death+cleaning+book&qid=1562009398&s=gateway&sprefix=Swedish+Death%2Caps%2C253&sr=8-3 Dry Bar — https://www.thedrybar.com/services/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 11, 2019
Ep. 112: Shop Your Closet (And Other Strategies to Spend Less)
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Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of saving money in Hollywood’s perennially unstable gig economy. Hint: avoid mindless spending. And shop your closet! Then they share a listener question about fertility and the problem/dilemma of waiting to start a family. Have they come to terms with having only children? Liz offers two Hollywood Hacks from entertainment attorney Michael Donaldson’s WGA workshop on negotiating: make the first offer, and negotiate in the other person’s space. Finally, a Netflix celebrity sighting (Gary Oldman) and a near-miss (Brad Pitt)! Rakuten: http://www.rakuten.com Her Money: https://www.hermoney.com/t/podcasts/ Offer Up:https://offerup.com/ Let Go: https://us.letgo.com/en Egg freezing: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/egg-freezing/about/pac-20384556 Michael Donaldson: http://www.donaldsoncallif.com/attorneys/ Gary Oldman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000198/ Brad Pitt: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000093/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 04, 2019
Ep. 111: Shawn Ryan on Picking Projects and Keeping Calm
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Liz and Sarah talk to their mentor, the brilliant television writer/producer, Shawn Ryan (The Shield, S.W.A.T.), about how he picks projects. Spoiler alert: he actually needs to like the material. They also grill Shawn about his famous calm demeanor. Is he really as zen as he seems? In the Mailroom segment, Liz and Sarah answer a question about being a technical consultant for TV and movies. This week’s Hollywood Hack is an easy gift: a textable Starbuck’s gift card. Shawn Ryan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/ Starbucks: https://www.starbucks.com/menu?&utm_source=google&utm_term=starbucks&utm_campaign=BR+-+Brand+-+Starbucks+-+Desktop+-+Exact&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9JzoBRDjARIsAGcdIDVrs7hJHIGUOWLFAmHOUFE7DuZTRqztu0li9mZljRNhpMAUcFuQxUUaAmMpEALw_wcB To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2019
Ep. 110: The Perils and Promise of Free Work
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Liz and Sarah discuss the issue of doing free work in Hollywood. It’s necessary, but how much is too much? And how can they do free work without resenting it? Then they answer a Mailroom Question about passion. Is it fair to expect people to be passionate about their work ALL of the time? And what do you do when you’re not feelin’ it? In L v. S (Lis versus Sarah), Sarah tries to convince Liz to try roller skating. Finally, in this week’s Hollywood Hack, Liz shares two tools that are helping her achieve “meeting hair:” the John Frieda Hot Hair Brush and The Wrap Party Curling and Styling Wand from Dry Bar. Jenna Fisher’s The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide:https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1ZXHNTT6X8NC2&keywords=jenna+fisher+the+actors+life&qid=1560803920&s=gateway&sprefix=Jenna+Fisher%2Caps%2C235&sr=8-1 Skate land:http://www.skateland.net/ John Frieda Hot Air Brush:https://www.amazon.com/John-Frieda-Hot-Brush-inch/dp/B0056GDG90/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=1TA0R10JLEF5H&keywords=john+frieda+hot+hair+brush&qid=1560803849&s=gateway&sprefix=John+Frieda+Hot+h%2Caps%2C253&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1 The Wrap Party Curling and Styling Wand from Dry Bar: https://www.amazon.com/Drybar-Wrap-Party-Hair-Styling/dp/B074WNLK3Z/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3IBDQ5B64ZW1G&keywords=drybar+wand&qid=1560803997&s=gateway&sprefix=Dry+bar+wand%2Caps%2C425&sr=8-1 Photo by Sean Bernstein on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 20, 2019
Ep. 109: The Brilliance of Resilience
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Everyone gets knocked down once in awhile— the question is, what do you do AFTER you get knocked down? If you’re resilient, you get back up! Liz and Sarah discuss the brilliance of resilience and share how working in the entertainment business has helped them develop their own resilience muscles. Then in a very special Take A Hike, executive producer Chuck Reed’s mom, Michelene Reed Laski, reveals why June 13th is a cherished anniversary for her Hollywood family— and why every family should find a reason to celebrate. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Robot Chick co-founder Matt Senreich: Ask for favors! (And Liz has a bonus selfie hack.) The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Chuck Reed: @sancolasound (Instagram) Sancola Sound: https://www.sancolasound.com/ Michelene Reed Laski: https://michreedlaski.artspan.com/home Hermes Pan: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes_Pan Hermes Pan obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/23/obituaries/hermes-pan-dancer-79-is-dead-choreographer-of-astaire-classics.html Robot Chicken: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Chicken Matt Senreich: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1803552/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Photo by Mel Elías on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 13, 2019
Ep. 108: A Cacophony of Choice (And Goodbye To Mary)
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Liz and Sarah start with a poetic update— a reading of Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese.” Then in From The Treadmill Desks Of, they discuss the “cacophony of choice” they’re dealing with now that their overall at ABC Studios is over. It’s exciting that they’re free to do ANYTHING— but also overwhelming. As they analyze how to navigate their opportunities, they decide to stretch but also stay in their wheelhouse. One this is for sure— they’ll be Riding The Dragon, which they discuss in The Mailroom segment. This week’s Hollywood Hack: Take No For An Answer (something they wish they’d done sooner on a recent endeavor). Finally, Liz and Sarah bid Mary farewell as she offers a final Celebrity Sighting — Damon Wayans Jr. at the HaHa Comedy  Club. Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese:” http://www.phys.unm.edu/~tw/fas/yits/archive/oliver_wildgeese.html Livingston Taylor: http://www.phys.unm.edu/~tw/fas/yits/archive/oliver_wildgeese.html Stage Performance by Livingston Taylor:https://www.amazon.com/Stage-Performance-Livingston-Taylor/dp/1461068843/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3UET3Q49X6AIP&keywords=stage+performance+livingston+taylor&qid=1559685914&s=gateway&sprefix=Stage+Performan%2Caps%2C196&sr=8-1 HaHa Comedy Club: http://hahacafecomedyclub.com/ You can follow Mary Mehrkens: Instagram — @marymerkdog and Twitter — @Mehrkdog If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts-- Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Do The Thing. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends to Do the Thing. Photo by Hans-Peter Gauster on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2019
Ep. 107: Wish/Want/Walk Negotiation With Entertainment Attorney Michael Donaldson
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The Fix has been cancelled! It’s not unexpected, but it still sucks. Liz and Sarah share what Season 2 would have been and how they’re moving on! Then they discuss all things negotiation with Michael Donaldson, renowned entertainment attorney and author of Fearless Negotiating: The Wish, Want, Walk Method to Negotiating Agreements That Work. Michael’s advice is crucial for everyone— but is particularly useful to Hollywood writers who have recently fired their agents. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal a career-building Hollywood Hack: keep a Meeting Master List! The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/Michael C. Donaldson: http://www.donaldsoncallif.com/attorneys/Michael C. Donaldson’s Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/copyrightguideNegotiating for Dummies: https://www.amazon.com/Negotiating-Dummies-Donaldson/dp/0470045221 Fearless Negotiating: The Wish, Want, Walk Method to Reaching Solutions That Work: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/331758.Fearless_Negotiating If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 30, 2019
Ep. 106: A Revelation: Being Calm Vs. Acting Calm
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Liz and Sarah discuss being calm versus acting calm — and how they were recently “Shawn Ryan Calm” during a tough conversation. Then in Take A Hike, Sarah shares why “not knowing if it’s going to snow in March” helped her stop anticipating the worst. Next, Liz and Sarah fess up to a Happier in Hollywood Retreat bomb, and Sarah gives a hit to her aunt for stepping up in a crisis. Sarah’s HOT Hollywood Hack has changed her life: a Sunlighten sauna! Finally, they reveal a listener’s British Celebrity Sighting: Jeremy Irons! Shawn Ryan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/ The Shield: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 Sunlighten Sauna: https://www.sunlighten.com/ Jeremy Irons: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000460/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 Photo by Bekir Dönmez on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2019
Ep. 105: Time To Ride The Dragon
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Liz and Sarah reveal their 2019 Development Motto: Ride The Dragon (just like Daenerys, but with less crazy)! With the ever changing waves in their career, they recite a poem from Safire Rose called She Let Go. Then in this week’s Mailroom segment, Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about writing thank you notes to showrunners. This week’s selfie Hollywood Hack is perfect for events: a selfie remote. Finally, Liz shares her Sugar Ray Celebrity Sighting: Mark McGrath! Women in Film: https://womeninfilm.org/ Safire Rose: https://safire-rose.com/ Selfie Remote: https://www.target.com/p/retrak-bluetooth-selfie-remote/-/A-52808250 Mark McGrath: http://www.markmcgrath.com/Katsu-ya: http://www.katsu-yagroup.com/encino/  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 16, 2019
Ep. 104: Good Writing Is Good Writing: A Listener Questions Episode!
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You asked, Liz and Sarah answer! What’s the best book on writing? Do extras wear their own clothes? How does collaboration work? Why does Liz consider the Housewives a feminist franchise? Liz and Sarah answer these questions and more in this very special listener questions episode! The Fix: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EoVvpfVUqvA Brook Sitgraves Turner: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8223801/?ref_=nv_sr_1 On Writing: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10569.On_Writing Story: https://www.amazon.com/Story-Substance-Structure-Principles-Screenwriting/dp/0060391685/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=Story&qid=1557262881&s=gateway&sr=8-4Save The Cat: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49464.Save_the_Cat Robert McKee: https://mckeestory.com/Roxane Gay: http://www.roxanegay.com/ Bitch Sesh: https://www.earwolf.com/show/bitch-sesh/Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Damier Ebene: https://us.louisvuitton.comDirty John: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7945720/ Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2019
Ep. 103: The Hill Is Not As High As You Think It Is
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The hill is not as high as you think it is! Liz and Sarah discuss how they're conquering both literal and metaphorical "hills," including The Fix Season 2 pitch, Fryman Canyon, and the prospect of writing a fiction podcast. Their advice? It's okay to take a break — just get right back to climbing! Then in Take Two, Liz and Sarah revisit office roles. This week's Hollywood Hack is an easy-to-use graphic design app: Canva. Finally, Liz reveals her New York City Celebrity Sighting: George Stephanopoulos! Strength Code: https://www.thestrengthcode.com/ The Fix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoVvpfVUqvA Cava: https://www.canva.com/ George Stephanopoulos: https://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek Good Morning America: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/ Anderson Cooper: https://www.cnn.com/shows/ac-360 Happier Hour Live Events: https://gretchenrubin.com/about/live-events/ Photo by Tory Morrison on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2019
Ep. 102: The Viper And The Asshole: Liz Dolan And Rico Gagliano Weigh In
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Liz and Sarah talk to Safe For Work podcast hosts Liz Dolan and Rico Gagliano about all things work — from dealing with assholes and vipers in the office to making a career change in your 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s. Then Liz and Sarah give a 2019 New Year’s Resolutions update! So far so good! Sarah’s been focusing on progress over perfection, and Liz is on her way to hitting her weight loss goal. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack elevates any event: personalized cocktail napkins! Safe For Work: https://wondery.com/shows/safe-for-work/ Rico Gagliano’s Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/ricogagliano?lang=en Liz Dolan’s Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/SSLiz Satellite Sisters: https://satellitesisters.com/tag/liz-dolan/ Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/ Photo by David Clode on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2019
Ep. 101: Working In An Atmosphere Of Growth
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Liz and Sarah discuss their recent Happier in Hollywood writers’ retreat in Ojai — How To Get (And Keep) A Job As A TV Writer — and why it’s essential to live in an atmosphere of growth. Then they answer not 1, but 2 listener questions: one from a writers’ assistant who’s trying to be good at his current job while still pushing to make it to the next level, and a second question about podcasting! In Hits and Bombs, Liz and Sarah hand out hits to Mary, Brook, and The Fix writers’ assistant Laura for their amazing work at the writers’ retreat, and then give themselves a big, drunken bomb. Finally, this week’s grammar-perfecting Hollywood Hack was recommended by numerous HIH writers’ retreat participants: Grammarly! Links: The Fix: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PYX2elOGTKo Hustle and Grace Podcast: http://www.hilarysutton.com/podcast Brook Sitgraves Turner: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8223801/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Grammarly: https://www.grammarly.com Tell it to Sweeney Stand-up Show: https://www.flapperscomedy.com/shows/tell-it-to-sweeney/54697/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2019
Ep. 100: 100th Episode Special: Gretchen Declutters The Office!
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It’s the 100th episode of Happier in Hollywood! In television land, this would be the holy grail! To celebrate, special guest Gretchen Rubin declutters Liz and Sarah’s office on the Disney lot. Then in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah (& Gretchen) read (the very few) negative reviews for The Fix and discuss how they deal with public opinion. Finally, this week’s foot-friendly Hollywood Hack is perfect for work: keep a pair of flip flops in your bag to minimize time in blister-inducing heels. Links: The Fix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoVvpfVUqvAGretchen Rubin: https://gretchenrubin.com/Gretchen Rubin Resources: https://gretchenrubin.com/resourcesOuter Order, Inner Calm: https://gretchenrubin.com/books/outer-order-inner-calm/about-the-bookThe Shield: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/Best Exotic Baby Names: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Exotic-Baby-Names-Historical/dp/0965733823Rothys: https://rothys.com/womens/best-sellers?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Brand+RL+181128+l_TE1+e16a Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2019
Ep. 99: Eat It With Grace
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Liz and Sarah talk to Hollywood career coach Carole Kirschner about having a game plan. Her advice? Have it on the stage and on the page! Then in Take Two, they revisit being rewritten — it’s not just a TV writer thing! Lawyers and other professionals experience it, too. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from The Fix writers’ assistant, Laura Snow: widen the net to further your career when you’re feeling stuck in an overcrowded field. Finally, Sarah reveals her horse stables Celebrity Sighting: Lisa Vanderpump! Links:The Fix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5kCarole Kirschner: https://www.carolekirschner.com/Hollywood Game Plan: https://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Game-Plan-Digital-Entertainment/dp/1615930868CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program: https://www.cbscorporation.com/diversity_institute/writers-mentoring-program/WGA Showrunner Training Program: https://www.wga.org/members/programs/showrunner-trainingJoss Whedon: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0923736/Angel: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162065/?ref_=nm_knf_t4Lisa Vanderpump: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0888838/?ref_=nv_sr_1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2019
Ep. 98: What’s Your Role In The Workplace?
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It happened! The Fix is on the air! Liz and Sarah discuss how they shook off the nerves of premiere night and enjoyed the moment. Then they discuss the various roles people play in a writers’ room including a Problem-solver, Amplifier, Builder, Analyzer, and more! Liz and Sarah talk to their assistant, Mary, about her upcoming first, big Hollywood meeting. Their advice? Go into the room with confidence! Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will up your photo-posing game: turn your head at an angle to show your jawline! The Fix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5k Sugar Studios LA: http://sugarstudiosla.com/ The Wiltern: http://www.wiltern.com/Idle Hour: https://www.idlehourbar.com/ Ola Shokunbi: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8356628/ Brook Sitgraves Turner: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8223801/?ref_=nv_sr_1  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2019
Ep. 97: Stay On Your Path
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Liz and Sarah share why it’s important to stay on your path — and how they’re staying on their path during an unpredictable time. Then they answer a Mailroom question about how TV ratings are determined. In Take a Hike, Liz and Sarah discuss digital decluttering — unsubscribing from annoying emails and deleting apps. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from TV writer extraordinaire Jane Espenson: writing sprints! Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal their Fryman Canyon Celebrity Sighting: Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey! Links:The Fix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5kThe Federal: http://thefederalnoho.com/Nielson: https://www.nielsen.com/us/en.htmlOuter Order, Inner Calm: https://www.amazon.com/Outer-Order-Inner-Calm-Declutter/dp/1984822802Jane Espenson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0260870/Jane Espenson’s Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/JaneEspenson  Buffy The Vampire Slayer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118276/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_21Game of Thrones: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_11Angel: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162065/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_28Jenna Fischer: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0278979/Angela Kinsey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1526554/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t6The Actor’s Guide: A Survival Guide: https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224 Photo by Karsten Würth (@inf1783) on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2019
Ep. 96: Work From Home? Here Are The Essentials
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Liz and Sarah talk to business owner and writer Crystal Ellefsen about working from home. Then they answer a Mailroom question about “beauty work” in Hollywood. Then Sarah discusses her recent solo trip to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. This week’s housing Hollywood Hack is affordable and great for making new friends: the Bungalow app! Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal their Kiwami Celebrity sighting: Nancy Carell! Links: The Fix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5k Consulting for Authors: http://consultingforauthors.com/ Crystal Ellefsen’s Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/crystalellefsen Satellite Sisters Episode: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/satellite-sisters/id443780324?mt=2#episodeGuid=gid%3A%2F%2Fart19-episode-locator%2FV0%2FJnkQKn4MNQ9WrdTzN64HTuwlsDyIKVJEPW3-SbvGrZM Broadcast Standards & Practices: https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/topics/censorship-standards-practices Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: https://support.bestfriends.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2884&mfc_pref=T&2884.donation=form1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsZ3kBRCnARIsAIuAV_Skmn31sZ9RWwuw6B09MnuaPJEcWbjLXnrT4EQ0ddmHb3gHBoIVAHYaAtYqEALw_wcB Nancy Carell: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0909391/ The Office: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386676/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Steve Carell: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0136797/?ref_=tt_ov_st_smKiwami: https://www.katsu-yagroup.com/kiwami-by-katsu-ya/ Randy Jackson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1193098/ Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2019
Ep. 95: Be All In: Ola Shokunbi Talks About Making The Leap From Lawyer To TV Writer
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Liz and Sarah talk to Ola Shokunbi about his journey from representing pharmaceutical companies as a lawyer in D.C. to being a staff writer for The Fix. His advice on switching careers? Be all in! Then Sarah shares her airplane hit, and Liz has a post-surgery bomb. This week’s Hollywood Hack is all about self-pampering: invest in a paraffin wax bath. Finally, Mary shares her Big Little Lies Celebrity Sighting: Laura Dern! Links:Outer Order, Inner Calm: https://www.amazon.com/Outer-Order-Inner-Calm Declutter/dp/1984822802 The Fix: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5k Ola Shokunbi: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8356628/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Sade: https://deadline.com/2018/07/disney-sade-fairytale-african-princess-rick-famuyiwa-producing-1202434114/ Paraffin Wax Bath: https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/homedics-reg-paraspa-trade-pro-heat-therapy-paraffin-bath/1040811918?skuId=40811918&&mrkgcl=609&mrkgadid=3301588810&enginename=google&mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand_beautywellness_local&product_id=40811918&adtype=pla&product_channel=local&adpos=1o4&creative=232742510542&device=t&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6qHF0Y3p4AIVoRx9Ch3phw4SEAQYBCABEgJc-_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Laura Dern: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000368/?ref_=nv_sr_1Mendocino Farms: https://www.mendocinofarms.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 07, 2019
Ep. 94: Good Work Doesn’t Happen After Dinner
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Liz and Sarah discuss good (and bad) time management skills— for showrunners, and anyone else in a leadership position. A couple tips: give feedback instead of taking on the work yourself, and have an out time. Then, in Take Two, they revisit Sarah’s zen acceptance of L.A. traffic. This week’s business-savvy Hollywood Hack comes from Mandeville TV’s Director of Development, Lea Cuello: pre-Google the person you (or your boss) are meeting with! Finally, Liz shares her Fryman Canyon Celebrity Sighting: Kyle Richards! Links: WGA Showrunner Training Program: https://www.wga.org/members/programs/showrunner-training Carol Barbee: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0053322/ Chris Cantwell: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3437456/?ref_=tt_ov_wr Chris Rogers: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4815022/?ref_=tt_ov_wr Halt and Catch Fire: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543312/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Joss Whedon: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0923736/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dollhouse: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135300/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Mekhi Phifer: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001616/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Lea Cuello: http://mandfilms.com/about/lea-cuello/ Channing Dungey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1055381/ Kyle Richards: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724202/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 28, 2019
Ep. 93: Be Yourself But Better: Prepping For Press
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Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of doing press for their new show The Fix, and their recent Television Critics Association experience. Their advice? Be yourself... and Drybar! Also — know your talking points. Then they answer a listener question about building a social media presence. This week’s Hollywood Hack helps you find your favorite show online: JustWatch! Finally, Liz and Sarah (and Mary) share the many stars they saw at the Television Critics Association including Eva Longoria, Dax Shepard, Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Pam Grier, and Demian Bichir! Links: Happier in Hollywood Writer’s Retreat: Will be up Thursday! The Fix: https://abc.go.com/shows/abc-new-shows/news/shows/the-fix-coming-soon-to-abc Marcia Clark: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1133849/ My Founder Story: myfounderstory.com Pepper Reed: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4213808/ Television Critics Association: http://tvcritics.org/ Drybar: https://www.thedrybar.com/locations/?gclid=CjwKCAiA767jBRBqEiwAGdAOr56ltxmBRQjMz0xFQE6Hc5UnsTddQsfaYqnPur58fgPMw1tGECy67hoCQ9gQAvD_BwE JustWatch: https://www.justwatch.com/us/apps Eva Longoria: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0519456/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dax Shepard: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1009277/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Scott Foley: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004930/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Lauren Cohan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1659348/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Pam Grier: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000427/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Demian Bichir: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0065007/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Colton Underwood: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9846206/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2019
Ep. 92: Ask Yourself: Does This Move The Needle?
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Liz and Sarah discuss how they pick their battles when they're running a TV show. Their two most important questions: Is this inevitable? Does this move the needle? Then they call their agent, WME partner Matt Solo, to ask him a question from a listener whose dream is to be an agent herself. This week's Hollywood Hack was inspired by an Eco-friendly gift Sarah received: felted dryer balls. And finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week's 80's Celebrity Sighting: Alan Ruck!  Links: The Fix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5k Lucia Apothecary: https://www.luciacompany.com/Default.asp WME: http://wmeentertainment.com/ Alan Ruck: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001688/ Ferris Bueller's Day Off: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091042/ Succession: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7660850/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_6 DIY Felted Dryer Balls: https://www.diynatural.com/how-to-make-wool-dryer-balls/https://variety.com/exec/matt-solo/ Photo by AbsolutVision on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2019
Ep. 91: Irons In The Fire
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Liz and Sarah discuss the pros and cons of having irons in the fire. Their advice? Have three to five GOOD irons in the fire at a time. Then they check in with their assistant Mary to talk about her adventures in stand-up comedy. This week’s Hollywood Hack is meaningful and fun: commission a piece of art. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal The Fix editor’s restroom Celebrity Sighting: John Mayer! Ozark: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5071412/?ref_=nv_sr_1Mary’s Stand-up Show: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discount-tickets-to-the-comedy-store-comedy-madness-show-tickets-55784357515Amy Smith: https://artbycolorscape.com/Todd Barry: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0058178/?ref_=nv_sr_1Harland Williams: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005558/The Comedy Store: https://thecomedystore.com/Chris Rock: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001674Larry David: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0202970/?ref_=nv_sr_1Ali Wong: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4399227/?ref_=nv_sr_1Jordan Peele: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1443502/?ref_=nv_sr_1Bo Burnham: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3102998/?ref_=nv_sr_1Jen Kirkman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1327303/John Mayer: https://johnmayer.com/Brad Katz: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1375461/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2019
Ep. 90: Have A “Why”
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Sparked by a listener question, Liz and Sarah discuss the difference between writing for TV versus movies. One reason they chose to work in television: writers have more control. Then Liz and Sarah talk about why it’s important to have a “why.” In Hits and Bombs, Liz reveals her reading hit (Educated) and Sarah has a gyno bomb. This week’s earth-friendly Hollywood Hack is sweeping the entertainment industry: Scriptation. Finally, Sarah shares her vicarious Ojai Celebrity Sighting: Jason Segal! Links: Madison Reed: https://www.madison-reed.com/ Hairprint: https://www.myhairprint.com/ Educated: https://www.amazon.com/Educated-Memoir-Random-House-Large/dp/0525589988/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1548799491&sr=8-3&keywords=educated+a+memoir+by+tara Tara Westover: https://tarawestover.com/ Bad Blood: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Secrets-Silicon-Startup/dp/152473165X Scriptation: https://scriptation.com/ Blackish: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3487356/ Hot in Cleveland: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1583607/ Jason Segal: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3777224/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Photo by Evan Dennis on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2019
Ep. 89: Go Where The Fires Are With The Fix’s Michael Katleman
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Liz and Sarah interview The Fix’s Executive Producer/Director Michael Katleman! He explains what it’s like to be an Executive Producer/Director for TV and why being on set makes him happier in Hollywood. His advice to aspiring directors? Get out there and shoot. It’s easier than ever. This week’s Hollywood Hack is earth-friendly AND high tech: Rocketbook Everlast. And finally, Sarah Fain was a Happier in Hollywood fan’s Celebrity Sighting! Links:Allyson Fanger: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112999/Zara: https://www.zara.com/us/The Fix: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5kMichael Katleman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003150/Scandal: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837576/?ref_=nv_sr_1The X-Files: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106179/?ref_=nv_sr_1Smallville: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0279600/?ref_=nv_sr_1ER: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108757/?ref_=nv_sr_1Justified: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489428/?ref_=nv_sr_1How to Get Away with Murder: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3205802/?ref_=nv_sr_1Primeval: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808096/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Last Ship: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402207/?ref_=nv_sr_1Life on Mars: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478942/?ref_=nv_sr_1Tru Calling: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364817/?ref_=nv_sr_1Gilmore Girls: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238784/?ref_=nv_sr_1China Beach: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094433/?ref_=nv_sr_1Rocketbook Everlast: https://getrocketbook.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2019
Ep. 88: To Do List, Or Not To Do List
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Liz and Sarah are DONE with the first season of The Fix! They discuss how they’re managing their anxiety before the big premiere on March 18th. Some coping mechanisms: planning for Season Two, focusing on “life stuff,” and a potential trip to the Integratron. After their new segment Take Two, in which Liz and Sarah revisit Personal Symbols, they debate To Do Lists in a spirited L v. S. Finally, Sarah reveals this week’s Hollywood Hack: an email account for your child. Links:The Fix: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5kThe Fix Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/thefixabcThe Fix Writers Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/TheFixWritersBest Friends Animal Sanctuary: https://support.bestfriends.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2884&mfc_pref=T&2884.donation=form1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6brSnOrw3wIVzCCtBh0VnAswEAAYASAAEgJs1PD_BwEIntegratron: https://www.integratron.com/Levenger Next Level To-Do Organizer: https://www.levenger.com/circa-next-level-to-do-organizer-notebook-13655.aspx Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2019
Ep. 87: From The Mailroom: A Listener Questions Episode
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Liz and Sarah answer all your questions about the entertainment industry in this very special Mailroom episode! What are some qualities of a script they can’t put down? How do they handle all the no’s that come before a yes? What does it mean to break a story? Liz and Sarah dive into all this and more! Links: The Happiness Project Experience: https://courses.gretchenrubin.com/happiness/?ref=8 The Fix: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhXOz: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118421/ All About Us: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0858424/ The Shield: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/ For the People: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6437276/ Jane Espenson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0260870/ Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2019
Ep. 86: Up Your Wardrobe Game!
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Liz and Sarah talk to the queen of Costume Design: The Fix’s Allyson Fanger! Allyson shares which actor was the most fun to dress, how to build a character through wardrobe, and tips on how to up your own style game. Then Liz and Sarah discuss their recent Ojai getaway and how a change of scene can help you make a difficult decision. This week’s comfy Hollywood Hack is a must: get a lounge outfit. Finally, Sarah reveals her Christmas tree lot celebrity sighting: Viola Davis! Links: The Fix: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX- Allyson Fanger: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112999/ Jane Fonda: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000404/?ref_=tt_cl_t2 Lily Tomlin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005499/?ref_=tt_cl_t3 Grace and Frankie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3609352/ Scott Cohen: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0169753/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Ojai Valley Inn: https://www.ojaivalleyinn.com/ Viola Davis: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205626/ Photo by Gursimrat Ganda on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 03, 2019
Ep. 85: New Year’s Resolutions!
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Liz and Sarah announce The Fix’s Premiere date! Tune in Monday, March 18th at 10pm! Then Liz and Sarah discuss their New Year’s resolutions for 2019. Liz vows to achieve her goal weight while Sarah wants to focus on progress not perfection. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Bob Fisher, co-writer of the hit comedies, Overboard and Wedding Crashers: they don’t remember late, they remember bad. Finally, in this week’s Celebrity Sighting, Liz and Sarah met Lea Thompson at a holiday party! Links: The Fix Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5k The Fix Premiere Date Announcement: https://deadline.com/2018/12/abc-midseason-schedule-a-million-little-things-thursday-dacning-with-the-stars-off-break-whiskey-cavalier-the-fix-premiere-date-1202518178/ Bob Fisher: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1462097 Wedding Crashers: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396269/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Overboard: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1563742/?ref_=nm_knf_i4 Lea Thompson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000670/?ref_=nv_sr_1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 27, 2018
Ep. 84: From Expand To Explode: Pick YOUR Theme For 2019
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What’s Liz and Sarah’s team theme for 2019? EXPLODE! They reflect on the ways in which they expanded in 2018 and discuss how they’ll explode in 2019, including their goals of hosting a TV writing retreat, getting a Season 2 pickup for The Fix, and producing a fiction podcast. Then they answer a listener question about how to help launch a teenaged aspiring writer. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from The Fix’s Director of Photography, Bob Humphreys: be nice to everyone because you never know who will be your boss one day. Finally, in this week’s Celebrity Sighting, Liz and Sarah switch it up a bit and share all the hip places to spot celebrities in LA, such as the Studio City Farmers Market, Il Segreto, and Craig’s. Gift of Podcast: giftofpodcast.com Alex Cunningham: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1017827/ Dirty John: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7945720/ Connie Britton: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0110168/?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Fix Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5k Homecoming: https://www.gimletmedia.com/homecoming Harvard Lampoon: https://www.harvardlampoon.com/ Il Segreto: http://www.ilsegretoristorante.com/ Gwen Stefani: https://www.gwenstefani.com/ Danny DeVito: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000362/ Kyle Richards: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724202/ Craig’s: https://craigs.la/ James Gandolfini: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001254/ Sky Zone: https://www.skyzone.com/ Jason Bateman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000867/ Pinz: http://pinzla.com/ Lisa Rinna: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005362/ Harry Hamlin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002122/ Michael Chiklis: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004821/ Mariah Carey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001014/ Gracias Madre: http://graciasmadreweho.com/ Sugarfish: https://sugarfishsushi.com/our-locations/studio-city The Grove: https://thegrovela.com/ Photo by Edewaa Foster on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2018
Ep. 83: Lightning Bolts and Daisies: Embrace Your Personal Symbol
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Sparked by a gift from The Fix actor, Merrin Dungey, Liz has finally discovered her personal symbol: a lightning bolt! Liz and Sarah discuss what personal symbols are and how they inspire people to live up to their full potential. Then they answer a listener question about why Hollywood assistant salaries are so low. This week’s Hollywood Hack is fun and festive: have a work holiday party for your floor or building. Finally, in this week’s Celebrity Sighting, Liz was all a flutter when she and Sarah saw NUMEROUS Bravo celebrities including Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, and Teddy Mellencamp at the AC2 event. Links: Gift of Podcast: giftofpodcast.com Merrin Dungey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242257/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Electric Human: https://electrichuman.com/ Randall Winston: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935631/ Tracey Robertson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0732053/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Larry Wilmore: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0932831/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Bob Humphreys: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1338122/?ref_=nv_sr_2 Sabrina Wind: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934649/?ref_=nv_sr_1 AC2: http://www.ac2live.com/ Anderson Cooper: https://www.cnn.com/shows/ac-360 Andy Cohen: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0169212/ Kyle Richards: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724202/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Teddi Mellencamp: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9487671/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Lisa Rinna: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005362/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Harry Hamlin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002122/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Jeff Lewis: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2742730/?ref_=nv_sr_2 Photo by Mélody P on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2018
Ep. 82: Put Yourself Out There (Even When You Don’t Feel Like It)
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What’s one secret to success? Put yourself out there! Liz and Sarah share how they recently put themselves out there — by speaking at a Women in Film Panel — and they’re glad they did! Then they answer a listener question about parenting an aspiring TV writer. Their advice? Back the “F” off... in the kindest way possible. In Hits and Bombs, Sarah shares her no-makeup bomb, and Liz gives a hit to The Fix’s music composer, Greg Tripi, who brought his Halo Handpan into the office. Finally, Happier in Hollywood producer Chuck Reed reveals this week’s password Hollywood Hack: One Safe! Links: Gift of Podcast: giftofpodcast.com Homecoming: https://www.gimletmedia.com/homecoming Dirty John: https://wondery.com/shows/dirty-john/ This is 50: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sheri-salata/this-is-fifty-with-sheri-and-nancy/e/51192721 Satellite Sisters: https://satellitesisters.com/ Pod Save America: https://art19.com/shows/pod-save-america Slow Burn: https://slate.com/slow-burn?utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Slow_Burn_S2&utm_content=Ad_4&utm_source=adwords Little Stories for Tiny People: http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com/ Brains On: https://www.brainson.org/ Wow in the World: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510321/wow-in-the-world Inside Julia’s Kitchen: https://heritageradionetwork.org/series/inside-julias-kitchen/ Nichelle Tramble: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2838492/ Women in Film: https://womeninfilm.org/ Halo Handpan: https://www.pantheonsteel.com/ One Safe: http://www.onesafe-apps.com/apps Last Pass: https://www.lastpass.com 1Password: https://1password.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2018
Ep. 81: Holiday Giving Guide — Don’t Gift Up!
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The Holidays are right around the corner! Liz and Sarah discuss holiday business gifts. From tassel key chains, to Sugarfina, to empowering socks, they’ve got suggestions for any budget. (But the big question is... what are they going to get for Marcia Clark!?) Then they talk about turning a negative into a positive after experiencing terrible traffic that eventually led to an impromptu writing partner dinner date with great wine. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from The Fix Executive Producer and director Michael Katleman: chew gum on set. Finally, Sarah reveals her celebrity sighting: Travis Barker! Angel: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162065 Laurie Zaks: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1144175 Leatherology: https://www.leatherology.com Sugarfina: https://www.sugarfina.com The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0015382/?ref_=tt_cl_t2 Note To Self Socks: https://www.notestoself.com Claire Vivier: https://www.clarev.com Topsy Popcorn: https://www.topsyspopcorn.com Burke Williams: https://burkewilliamsspa.com/giftcards/ Oprah’s Favorite Things List: https://www.oprahmag.com/life/a24483259/oprah-favorite-things-2018 Wallys: https://www.wallywine.com Marcia Clark: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1133849 Farm Shop: http://farmshopca.com Michael Katleman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003150 Travis Barker: https://www.travisbarker.com Crossroads: http://www.crossroadskitchen.co Weingut Michael Frohlich: https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/escherndorf+silvaner+trocken+michael+frohlich Photo: Kira auf der Heide To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2018
Ep. 80: Power Down After Production!
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What do you do when you're facing verbal abuse in the workplace? Liz and Sarah answer this listener question and call their friend Nichelle Tramble who experienced this early in her career. Her advice? She walked on out and never looked back. The good news? Nichelle is now a hugely successful TV writer. Then Liz and Sarah talk about the sense of relief they’re feeling now that Season One of The Fix is over. In Hits and Bombs, they share a collective hit: the crew pulled off production after the fires in Malibu. The bomb of the week: forgetting to put "Season One" on the crew gift hoodies. Links:Nichelle Tramble: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2838492/ Are You Sleeping: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7821582/?ref_=nv_sr_1Lizzy Caplan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0135221/?ref_=tt_cl_t2Octavia Spencer: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0818055/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Good Wife: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442462/?ref_=nv_sr_1Justified: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489428/?ref_=nv_sr_1Women's Murder Club: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0955353/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=nv_sr_1Honey Baked Ham: https://shophoneybaked.com/ Photo by Malte Wingen on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2018
Ep. 79: Gratitude Is Good For You
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Is it possible to break in to Hollywood after age 40? Liz and Sarah say it’s possible... but not easy. Note: Having undeniably great material is the important thing— at any age. Then they talk about why their happy Gratitude Month (November) followed their October Hell Month, and how being grateful can help everyone feel happier and more positive. This week’s Hollywood Hack is inspired by Sarah’s recent loss: sympathy cards. And finally, Mary reveals this week’s celebrity sighting on the Disney lot: Spike Lee! Links: The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/ Glory Days: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0281445/ Kevin Williamson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0932078/?ref_=tt_ov_wr Jenna Fischer: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0278979/?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide: https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224 Choose to be Grateful. It will Make you Happier: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/22/opinion/sunday/choose-to-be-grateful-it-will-make-you-happier.html Spike Lee: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000490/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Photo by Simon Maage on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2018
Ep. 78: The Art Of Conversation
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Want to make a better impression when you network? Liz and Sarah explore how to improve your conversation skills. Hint: be more interested to be more interesting. Then in L vs. S, they debate remodeling. Should Sarah renovate her house or move? Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week's Hollywood Hack courtesy of one of our listeners: crappy dinner party! Links: 3 Tips to have Better Conversations: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/smarter-living/tips-better-conversations.html Fortnite: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fortnite/id1261357853?mt=8 The Nature Fix: https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Fix-Happier-Healthier-Creative/dp/0393242714 Hiking Trails in LA: https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/hiking-los-angeles-las-best-trails Photo by Milivoj Kuhar on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2018
Ep.77: Being A Badass: An Interview With Director Liz Friedlander
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In this week's "The Mailroom" segment, Liz and Sarah share tips on how to stand out as a Writers' PA. (Hint: It's more than just getting lunch orders correct!) Then they interview their professional crush, director Liz Friedlander, and discuss everything from being a female director in Hollywood to playing the "V card" when negotiating pay. Finally, Liz and Sarah share a stress-relieving Hollywood Hack: if you google a medical issue you're having, add the word benign. Links: The Happiness Project Tenth Year Anniversary Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Project-Tenth-Anniversary-Aristotle/dp/0062888749 Writers' P.A.: https://amysuto.com/2017/09/writers-assistant-showrunners-assistant-and-writers-pa-what-these-jobs-are-and-how-to-get-them/ Liz Friedlander: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0295107/ Conviction: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5396572/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Jessica Jones: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2357547/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Vampire Diaries: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405406/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Stalker: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3560094/?ref_=nv_sr_3 UCLA: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/ Jack Valenti: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0884122/ Kevin Williamson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0932078/ Nathan Fillion: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0277213/?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Rookie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7587890/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_3 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2018
Ep.76: Surviving Hell Month
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Liz and Sarah are in the midst of Hell Month. They discuss how they’re getting through the time-management nightmare of writing, shooting, AND editing all at the same time on their show, The Fix. Then this week's Hollywood Hack is: always have a man in the room when you're interviewing candidates for a job. You’ll love the reason why. Finally, Liz reveals her husband's celebrity sighting at Craig's: Mariah Carey! eCornell: https://www.ecornell.com/Self Care Project: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-care-project-tickets-49106480806Election Day: https://www.usa.gov/election-dayThe Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/Ojai Valley Inn and Spa: https://www.ojaivalleyinn.com/Nichelle Tramble: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2838492/?ref_=nv_sr_1Lizzy Caplan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0135221/?ref_=nv_sr_1Octavia Spencer: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0818055/?ref_=nv_sr_1Are You Sleeping: https://deadline.com/2018/01/are-you-sleeping-drama-series-octavia-spencer-star-apple-reese-witherspoon-peter-chernin-producing-1202234750/Michelle King:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0455080/?ref_=nv_sr_1Mariah Carey: http://www.mcgtfo.com/Craig's: https://craigs.la/ Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2018
Ep. 75: Growing Up Hollywood
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Prompted by a listener question about living paycheck to paycheck in Hollywood, Liz and Sarah introduce a new listener questions segment called "The Mailroom." Then they discuss growing up in La La Land with Autumn Chiklis, actor and author of the new bestselling novel Smothered. Her advice to Liz and Sarah to keep their kids grounded? Be there! Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack: to remember someone’s name, do a little online semi-stalking. Links: Autumn Chiklis: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1188915/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Smothered: https://www.amazon.com/Smothered-Novel-Autumn-Chiklis/dp/1250306787 The Shield: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/ Michael Chiklis: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004821/?ref_=nv_sr_1 USC: https://www.usc.edu/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2018
Ep. 74: Embrace The Unknown
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Liz and Sarah discuss the notion that you never know what's around the corner, so you might as well embrace the unknown and enjoy the small victories along the way. Then in Hits and Bombs, Sarah shares her play date fail, and Liz joins a mahjong group! This week's Hollywood Hack: targeted therapy. Finally, Sarah reveals her Celebrity Sighting from the farmer's market: Jason Schwartzman. Links:The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/Minneapolis: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/WME: http://wmeentertainment.com/Mahjong: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MahjongJason Schwartzman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005403/ Photo by Shu xin on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 11, 2018
Ep. 73: Who's Your Professional Crush?
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Liz and Sarah have crushes -- professional crushes! Who are they, and why do they try to emulate them? Then Sarah shares why being less concerned about punctuality helps decrease stress, especially as a parent. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack: keep a full makeup bag at work! Links:Marti Noxon: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0637497/Angel: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162065/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_20Joss Whedon: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0923736/?ref_=nv_sr_1Buffy The Vampire Slayer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118276/?ref_=nm_knf_i1Unreal: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3314218/?ref_=nv_sr_1Dietland: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5869202/?ref_=nv_sr_1Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2817246/?ref_=nv_sr_1Code Black: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4452630/?ref_=nv_sr_1Channing Dungey: https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/abc-executives/Liz Friedlander: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0295107/?ref_=nv_sr_1Tracee Ellis Ross: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0743896/?ref_=nv_sr_1Diana Ross: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005384/?ref_=nv_sr_1Shawn Ryan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Photo by Leonardo Sanches on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2018
Ep. 72: How To Staff A Writers' Room
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Liz and Sarah discuss the art and science of staffing their writers' room on The Fix. What are they looking for? How many pages of a sample script do they usually read? What makes a writer stand out? Then they talk to their assistant Mary about her very "woo-woo" trip to the Integratron sound bath in Joshua Tree. Finally, this week's tech-savvy transaction Hollywood Hack: Venmo!  Kimonos:https://shop.nordstrom.com/sr?origin=keywordsearch&keyword=kimonos&typein=kimono&position=1The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/Writers' Room: https://www.scriptmag.com/features/writers-room-101-first-writers-roomIntegratron: https://www.integratron.com/George Van Tassel: http://www.labyrinthina.com/amazing-integratron-at-giant-rock.htmlJoshua Tree: https://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htmSinging Crystal Bowls: https://www.amazon.com/TOPFUND-Singing-Crystal-Sticker-Included/dp/B00NM8MV2W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1537896897&sr=8-3&keywords=crystal+singing+bowlsSound Bath: https://www.elitedaily.com/p/what-is-a-sound-bath-5-thing-to-know-before-you-bathe-in-the-sound-2975477Venmo: https://venmo.com/The Bachelor: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0313038/ Photo by Sasha • Stories on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2018
Ep. 71: Take An Obligation Vacation
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Sparked by Roxane Gay's Nemesis Twitter, Liz and Sarah discuss nemeses and how they can serve as motivation. Then they talk about Sarah's recent "obligation vacation" and the many obligations we could all use a vacation from—  order a meal service for a week so you don't have to cook, take a break from cleaning your house, or ignore the mail for a few days. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week's Oprah-approved Hollywood Hack: the Abosu cold brew coffee maker. Links:RAICES: https://actionnetwork.org/groups/raices-refugee-and-immigrant-center-for-education-and-legal-servicesLive Reading of the Goonies: https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do/the-goonies-liveTwitter: https://twitter.com/thegoonieslive?lang=enGina Rodriguez: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1752221/Brittany Snow: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811242/?ref_=nv_sr_1Roxane Gay: http://www.roxanegay.com/ Roxane Gay Nemesis Twitter article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nemesis-twitter-roxane-gay_us_5b8719bae4b0cf7b0031d083Roxane Gay's twitter: https://twitter.com/rgay?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorBad Feminist: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Feminist-Essays-Roxane-Gay/dp/0062282719Difficult Women: https://www.amazon.com/Difficult-Women-Roxane-Gay/dp/0802127371/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537297636&sr=1-1&keywords=difficult+women+roxane+gayHunger: https://www.amazon.com/Hunger-Memoir-Body-Roxane-Gay/dp/0062420712/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537297651&sr=1-1&keywords=Hunger+roxane+gayAbosu Cold Brew Coffee Maker: http://www.asobubottle.com/product/99 Photo by Noemí Jiménez on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2018
Ep. 70: Make The Thing You Love To Make
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Why do we ignore red flags? Prompted by Liz's recent read of the book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, she and Sarah discuss how and why people dismiss red flags in their professional and personal lives. Then they interview TV/comic book writer Ben Blacker about his podcast The Writers Panel and his upcoming comic book Hex Wives. Finally, Liz reveals a parent-friendly Hollywood Hack she recently discovered: work while your kid is falling asleep. Links:RAICES: https://actionnetwork.org/groups/raices-refugee-and-immigrant-center-for-education-and-legal-servicesThe Goonies Live Tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=edc8f1f63e5ef70911c278b299e7f231&vqitq=fb116332-c926-48e5-b843-54c19322190d&vqitp=dbc92599-9b99-475b-a91c-d997eb9390f2&vqitts=1535339779&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=441f0539857bcbb450ec2184073df055The Goonies Live Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGooniesLiveGina Rodriguez: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1752221/Brittany Snow: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811242/?ref_=nv_sr_1Bad Blood: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Secrets-Silicon-Startup/dp/152473165XElizabeth Holmes: https://www.businessinsider.com/theranos-founder-ceo-elizabeth-holmes-life-story-bio-2018-4Theranos: http://www.theranos.com/Jennifer Lawrence: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2225369/?ref_=nv_sr_1George Schultz: https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/shultz-george-prattHenry Kissinger: https://www.henryakissinger.com/True Detective: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/?ref_=nv_sr_1Dirty John: https://wondery.com/shows/dirty-john/Ben Blacker: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3011071/?ref_=nv_sr_1Ben Acker: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009921/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Thrilling Adventure Hour: http://thrillingadventurehour.com/Supernatural: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/?ref_=nv_sr_1Hex Wives: https://www.comixology.com/Hex-Wives-2018/comics-series/123464?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVyComic Book Store Locator: https://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575The Writers Panel: http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel/826 LA: http://826la.org/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2018
Ep. 69: Our Dream Guest! An Interview With ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey
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Liz and Sarah's dream guest doesn't disappoint! They talk to ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey about everything from the benefits of compartmentalizing, diversity in Hollywood, the famous Roseanne decision, to television development and why her notes are so good. Then Liz and Sarah share this week's fitness Hollywood Hack: get your coworkers to do a plank with you every hour. Finally, Liz reveals this week's Celebrity Sighting at the doctor's office: Mindy Kaling! Links:Channing Dungey: https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/abc-executives/The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1The Good Doctor: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6470478/?ref_=nv_sr_1Roseanne: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094540/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1American Idol: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319931/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Goldbergs: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2712740/?ref_=nv_sr_1Grey's Anatomy: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413573/?ref_=nv_sr_1UCLA: http://www.ucla.edu/Step Up: https://www.suwn.org/Suzanne Patmore Gibbs: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2616212/?ref_=nv_sr_1Morgan Wandell: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2325304/?ref_=nv_sr_1Ed McDonnell: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0568093/Steven Segal: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000219/?ref_=nv_sr_1Lucy Fisher: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0279651/?ref_=nv_sr_1Bob Iger: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2250609/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Conners: https://deadline.com/2018/06/roseanne-spinoff-the-conners-abc-no-roseanne-barr-involvement-1202415440/Merrin Dungey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242257/?ref_=nv_sr_1Mark Pedowitz: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1647392/?ref_=nv_sr_1Mindy Kaling: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411676/Oprah Winfrey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/?ref_=nv_sr_1Diane Keaton: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000473/?ref_=nv_sr_1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2018
Ep. 68: My Work Is Not My Worth -- A Happier Labor Day Episode
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We want you to have a Happier Labor Day! This Labor Day, the Onward Project podcasts are all about improving your work life. (So be sure to listen to Episode 184 of Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Episode 611 of Side Hustle School!) Here on Happier In Hollywood we asked our listeners a question— does your job define you, and should it? And, wow, did you answer! We got tons of revealing responses— from Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers— and Liz and Sarah are going to share them in this episode. Liz and Sarah will also reveal whether we feel defined by our job as writers/producers/showrunners. Finally, we have a work-related Hollywood Hack: prepare a menu of personal stories to break out in meetings! Links: History Labor Day: https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history Happier With Gretchen Rubin: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/ Side Hustle School: https://sidehustleschool.com/ Channing Dungey: https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/abc-executives/ The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/ Tapping Millennial Passions: http://www.millennialmarketing.com/2011/09/tapping-millennial-passions/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2018
Ep. 67: A Day In The Life Of A Showrunner
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It's all about the "bullet train!" Liz and Sarah discuss the notion of quiddity (the inherent essence of someone or something) and how "bullet train" is the quiddity of The Fix. Then they share their hectic schedule on the first day of shooting -- and it's not all writing --  a 7am call time, a notes call, and a check-in with the lead actors all before 10:30am! This week's Hollywood Hack is sweeping Los Angeles: Kimonos! Liz and Sarah have even started a "kimono klub." Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week's Celebrity Sighting: Miles Brown from Black-ish! Links:Register to Vote: https://www.usa.gov/register-to-voteQuiddity Definition: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiddityThe Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/Showrunner: https://www.businessinsider.com/what-does-a-showrunner-do-2016-7 Kimonos: https://www.crfashionbook.com/fashion/g19853087/are-kimonos-the-new-spring-cardigan/Miles Brown: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5077468/Black-ish: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3487356/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Tracee Ellis Ross: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0743896/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2018
Ep. 66: Perseverance Pays Off - The Story of The Fix 102
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Liz and Sarah share the lessons they learned writing The Fix episode 102. It's a tale of perseverance and a little bit of panic. Then they discuss a listener question about the pros and cons of getting a dog. (Spoiler alert: Liz is getting a dog. Well, thinking about it.) This week's Hollywood Hack: the on-demand massage app, Soothe! Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal a vicarious celebrity sighting from the Christopher Robin premiere on the Disney lot: Ewan McGregor!  Links:The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/ Adopt A Pet: https://www.adoptapet.com/dog-adoption Wags and Walks: http://wagsandwalks.org/ Ewan McGregor: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000191/ Soothe: https://www.soothe.com/ Christopher Robin: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4575576/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_4 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2018
Ep. 65: Be the Inevitable Choice: A Listener Questions Episode!
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You have questions -- Liz and Sarah have answers! What advice does Sarah have for choice moms? Why does Liz feel so strongly about writers' assistant notes?  How do you approach a supervisor when a job you want becomes available? How do the roles of directors and producers differ? They answer all these and more in this special listener questions episode! Links: Happier With Gretchen Rubin: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Side Hustle School: https://sidehustleschool.com/Shawn Ryan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/TV Pilot: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-pilot-episode-136877TV Testing: https://www.wsj.com/articles/test-audiences-can-make-or-break-new-tv-series-1463244543An Actor's Life: https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224Satellite Sisters: https://satellitesisters.com/Choice Mom: http://www.choicemoms.org/about/about_choice_moms/Sarah's Interview on Sound Mind & Body: http://soundmindbodypodcast.com/health/wellness/e39-choosing-single-parenting-sarah-fain/Knock Yourself Up: https://www.amazon.com/Knock-Yourself-Up-Tell-All-Becoming/dp/1583332863Mikki Morrissette: https://www.amazon.com/Mikki-Morrissette/e/B001IOBLDWJane Mattes: https://www.singlemothersbychoice.org/about/aboutjane/Feed Your Fertility: https://www.amazon.com/Feed-Your-Fertility-Cultivating-Pregnancy/dp/1592336620 Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2018
Ep. 64: Enneagrams And Fun, Fun Fridays!
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Liz and Sarah discuss Fun, Fun Fridays — what they are and why they’re bringing The Fix team together. Then Liz and Sarah reveal their enneagram results and talk to world-renowned executive coach Michael Melcher about how personality type influences leadership style. This week’s fashionable Hollywood Hack: get a signature belt. Finally, Liz’s celebrity sighting this week is Rachel Lindsay from The Bachelorette. If only Liz had mustered the courage to ask for a selfie! Links: How To Start Knitting (And Learn To Love It!): https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/smarter-living/how-to-start-knitting.htmlMark Grossan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0343523/Puppy Party: https://www.today.com/pets/puppy-parties-are-real-thing-one-happened-today-studio-t38301Michael Melcher: http://www.michaelmelcher.com/Meanwhile: A Podcast To Improve Your Life: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meanwhile-a-podcast-to-improve-your-life/id1196203650?mt=2Next Step Partners: https://nextsteppartners.com/michael-melcher/Soft Skills: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/list-of-soft-skills-2063770Hard Skills: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/what-are-hard-skills-2060829Enneagram Types: https://www.integrative9.com/enneagram/introduction/Dana Walden: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992861/Robin Tunney: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000677/?ref_=nv_sr_1Designer Belt Bags: https://www.neimanmarcus.com/c/handbags-handbags-belt-bags-cat67650739Rachel Lindsay: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8658068/?ref_=nv_sr_2 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2018
Ep.63: From The Mailroom To Billion Dollar Blockbusters -- An Interview With Mega-Producer David Hoberman
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Liz and Sarah are stressed out! During this insanely busy time for their ABC show, The Fix, they discuss their go-to tools for managing stress -- and whether or not they're working. Then they talk to their favorite mogul David Hoberman, founder and co-owner of Mandeville Films and Television, about being a producer, the #MeToo movement, and how to resolve conflict on the job. Finally, Liz and Sarah share the perfect gifting idea in this week's Hollywood Hack: BoxFox. Links: How to leave a review on iTunes: https://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad How To Meditate: http://how-to-meditate.org/ Five Tips To Help Manage Stress: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/manage-stress.aspx The Benefits of Yoga: https://osteopathic.org/what-is-osteopathic-medicine/benefits-of-yoga/ Hot 8 Yoga: http://hot8yoga.com/ David Hoberman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387674/ Mandevile Films and Television: http://mandfilms.com/ Beauty and the Beast: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2771200/ Wonder: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543472/?ref_=nv_sr_2 Insurgent: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2908446/?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Fighter: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0964517/?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Proposal: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1041829/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Monk: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172/?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Negotiator: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120768/ Pretty Woman: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100405/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Father of The Bride: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101862/videoplayer/vi169124121?ref_=nv_sr_1_v_1 The Jungle Book: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3040964/?ref_=nv_sr_1 What about Bob: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103241/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Michael Eisner: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004894/ Alan Horn: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0394787/?ref_=nv_sr_1 #MeToo: https://metoomvmt.org/ Laurie Zaks: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1144175/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Anne Fletcher: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281945/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Monk: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172/?ref_=nv_sr_1 BoxFox: https://shopboxfox.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2018
Ep 62: SOS: It's Okay To Ask For Help!
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Happier in Hollywood is getting a new logo! Prompted by the graphic designer search, Liz and Sarah talk about why it's so important to ask for help in both professional and personal life. Then Sarah shares her puttering-filled weekend, and reveals why puttering is surprisingly productive and meditative. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you stand out in the office: quotes of the day! Links:Why Steve Jobs Cried: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2011/11/why-steve-jobs-cried/ Actor Vs. Actress: http://www.playbill.com/article/actor-vs-actress-self-esteem-com-101726 On The Art Of Puttering: https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/opinion/25sat4.html The Lost Art Of Puttering: https://www.studiokatdesigns.com/the-lost-art-of-puttering Puttering Your Way To A Ripe Old Age: http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/17/health/he-activity17 Why Do Women Love Puttering: http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/puttering-2012-3/ Motivational Quotes: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/motivational Positive Quotes: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/g2401/inspirational-quotes/ Photo by Micaela Parente on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2018
Ep. 61: Lead with Enthusiasm!
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As Liz and Sarah prepare a story pitch for their new ABC show The Fix, they discuss why it’s vital to lead with enthusiasm! Then they interview Steven Tylor O’Connor and Dreux Moreland, the creator and admin of Awesome Assistants, a Facebook group where Hollywood assistants come for advice, to vent, and to network. This week’s Hollywood Hack: put “a” before lunch or dinner to give the impression that you’re working through mealtimes. Finally, a topical Celebrity Sighting: Roseanne star Sarah Gilbert. Links:The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/Steven Tylor O'Connor: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4209685/?ref_=nv_sr_1Dreux Moreland: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4390861/?ref_=nv_sr_1Assistants Show Hollywood Has A Heart: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/assistants-show-hollywood-has-a-heart-1064756What Does A Casting Director Do: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-mcclanaghan/what-does-a-casting-direc_b_9799558.htmlSarah Gilbert: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004960/Roseanne: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094540/?ref_=nv_sr_1John Goodman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000422/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Talk: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740718/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2018
Ep. 60: When In Doubt, Give An Out
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Give people an out! Liz and Sarah talk about why it's important to let people save face -- at work and at home. Then they discuss the importance of living in an atmosphere of growth. One idea? Take a class! (Sarah's learning all about neoglucogenesis in her online nutrition class) Finally, as The Fix revs up, Liz and Sarah discover a Hollywood Hack to keep them active: Office yoga! Links:Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue: https://www.laguineapigrescue.com/10 Ways To Allow Others to Save Face: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/are-you-allowing-others-to-save-face/Dale Carnegie Principle #26: Let The Other Person Save Face: http://www.dalecarnegiewaynj.com/2011/07/27/dale-carnegie-principle-26%E2%80%94let-the-other-person-save-face/eCornell: https://www.ecornell.com/eCornell Nutrition and Healthy Living Certificate: https://www.ecornell.com/certificates/nutrition/12 Ridiculous Online Classes You Should Take Just For Fun: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-obscure-online-courses-2013-12Office Yoga: https://www.yogajournal.com/practice/beginners/how-to/office-yoga Photo by Rima Kruciene on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2018
Ep. 59: The One Where Sarah Changes Her Mind About The Flemish Giant Rabbit (And Why Changing Your Mind Can Be A Good Career Move)
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Liz and Sarah talk about why it's important to be open to changing your mind at work. And Sarah shares how she changed her mind at home. Instead of getting a Flemish Giant rabbit, she got her daughter, Violet two guinea pigs. Then they answer a listener question about crying at the office, and disclose the times they've burst into tears in the writers' room. In Hits and Bombs, Liz reveals her hit this week! She bought two "sexy-adjacent" swimsuits, and Sarah has a bullet-journal bomb. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is not only "green," but charitable: the Give Back Box! Links:Zoe Kazan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1443740/Flemish Giant Rabbit: http://flemish-giant.com/Guinea Pigs: http://petguineapigcare.com/Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue: https://www.laguineapigrescue.com/Bloomingdales: https://www.bloomingdales.com/Panda Planner: https://pandaplanner.com/Is It Ever Okay To Cry At Work: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/business/what-do-if-you-cry-work-ncna749026What To Do When You Cry At Work: https://twocents.lifehacker.com/what-to-do-when-you-cry-at-work-1823975547Broadcast News: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092699/The Giveback Box: https://givebackbox.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2018
Ep. 58: How To Make The Most Of Your Big Break
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All over Los Angeles, first-time Staff Writers are starting their new jobs in the writers’ room. Liz and Sarah talk to a first-time Staff Writer on their new show The Fix: Brook Turner, their former assistant! They encourage Brook— and everyone who’s landed a big break— to hit the ground running and not be afraid to make mistakes. Then they debate Sarah’s decision to get a Flemish Giant rabbit, which Liz thinks is a disaster in the making. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a screenwriting MUST: Final Draft!                                                  Links:The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/Staff Writers: http://getinmedia.com/careers/TV-staff-writerMindset: The New Psychology of Success: https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322Flemish Giant Rabbit: http://flemish-giant.com/Final Draft: https://www.finaldraft.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2018
Ep. 57: Dress Up To Power Up!
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Dress Up To Power Up! Can Liz and Sarah up their wardrobe game? As they prepare to run their new ABC show, The Fix, they’re determined to break out of their sweats and jeans rut and Dress Like A Boss. They also check in with their former assistant, Brook Turner, for some exciting news: Brook will be the writers' assistant on The Fix! Then, sparked by a listener question, Liz and Sarah talk about mom guilt and how to release yourself from it. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is... use a personal shopper! Links:Barbara Hall: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0355329/Alfred Hitchcock: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000033/?ref_=nv_sr_1Gretchen Rubin: https://gretchenrubin.com/Short and Sweet: http://www.shortandsweetpodcast.com/The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=nv_sr_1Writers' Assistant Network: http://writersassistants.com/home-2/Bloomingdale's Personal Shopper: https://www.bloomingdales.com/b/about-us/shopping/personal-shopper-complimentary-service/Barney's Personal Shopper: https://www.barneys.com/services/personal-shoppingSaks Personal Shopper: https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/Saks-Stylist Photo by Frank Flores on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2018
Ep. 56: #BossGoals
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Liz and Sarah discuss their Boss Goals and how they plan to run The Fix. Their philosophy? Be respectful of other people's time, be decisive, and no  "metaphoric" closed doors. Then they talk to film producer turned Montana cowgirl, Jeanne Allgood Gaisford about the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge. Letting go of those fancy heels you'll never wear again can be tough. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack comes from Liz and Sarah's assistant, Mary: all people are weird! Links:The Fix: https://deadline.com/2018/05/the-fix-legal-drama-series-order-abc-1202388858/Shawn Ryan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/?ref_=nv_sr_1O'Mamas Blog: http://omamas.com/Jeanne Allgood: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1699905/?ref_=nv_sr_140 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge: https://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/40-bags-in-40-days/40 Days of Uncluttering Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/413778959060390/ Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2018
Ep. 55: Chuck Reed’s Secret To Success: No Job Too Small
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Meet Happier in Hollywood's new producer, Chuck Reed! After a long and successful career in the music industry (where he worked with artists like Sting, Bono, Eminem and Dr. Dre— Liz and Sarah are only slightly intimidated), Chuck has spot-on advice for people who want to work in the music biz... or any other competitive industry. Then Sarah explains what a heavy metal detox is, why she did one, and how it's changed her health for the better. This week's Hollywood Hack: eyebrows, a.k.a. the curtain of the window of the soul. Finally, Liz and Sarah share a Hamilton celebrity sighting: Brandon Victor Dixon! Links:Chuck Reed: https://www.sancolasound.com/aboutSancola Sound: https://www.sancolasound.com/Eminem: http://www.eminem.com/Bono: https://www.atu2.com/band/bono/No Doubt: http://www.nodoubt.com/Guns N' Roses: https://www.gunsnroses.com/Marky Mark: https://www.billboard.com/music/marky-mark-the-funky-bunchSting: http://www.sting.com/Black Eyed Peas: https://www.blackeyedpeas.com/Enrique Iglesias: https://enriqueiglesias.com/Dr. Dre: https://www.drdre.com/Beats By Dr. Dre: https://www.beatsbydre.com/Heavy Metal Detox: https://draxe.com/heavy-metal-detox/NDF's: http://www.bioray.com/ndf/Anastasia Beverly Hills: http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/brows/ Brandon Victor Dixon: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3436127/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2018
Ep. 54: The Fix Is Going To Series!
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Liz and Sarah's pilot The Fix has been picked up by ABC! After a trip to New York for Upfronts, Liz and Sarah discuss why it's so important to enjoy the moment. Then they talk to Happier in Hollywood's resident transformational psychic medium, Marla Frees, about her intuitive powers -- and how she predicted that The Fix would go to series! This week's Hollywood Hack: stay ten more minutes! Finally, Liz and Sarah share the many celebrity sightings they had in New York including Roseanne Barr, Alec Baldwin, Julie Chen and Ryan Seacrest. Links:Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/903150719832696/When Calling 911 Makes The Emergency: https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-calling-911-makes-the-emergency?via=newsletter&source=WeekendThe Fix Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5kUpfronts: https://screenwriting.io/in-television-what-are-upfronts/Marla Frees: http://marlafrees.com/American Psychic Book: https://www.amazon.com/American-Psychic-Spiritual-Heartland-Hollywood/dp/1682615723American Psychic Book Launch Event: https://vitellosrestaurant.ticketfly.com/event/1696375American Psychic Book Signing - Barnes and Nobles Studio City: https://www.wilmettetheatre.com/conversations-with-weigelAmerican Psychic Book Signing - Willmette Theatre Chicago: https://www.wilmettetheatre.com/conversations-with-weigelAmerican Psychic  Book Signing - Paramount Theatre Chicago: https://paramountaurora.com/events/american-psychic/Liz Friedlander: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0295107/Rosanne Barr: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001683/Jimmy Kimmell: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453994/?ref_=nv_sr_2Ryan Seacrest: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0780435/?ref_=nv_sr_1Robin Roberts: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0731533/?ref_=nv_sr_1George Stephaunopoulus: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0826888/?ref_=nv_sr_1Anthony Anderson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0026364/?ref_=nv_sr_1Alec Baldwin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000285/?ref_=nv_sr_1Freddie Highmore: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0383603/?ref_=nv_sr_1Faith Ford: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004933/?ref_=nv_sr_1Michael Weatherly: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915762/?ref_=nv_sr_1David Alan Grier: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004979/?ref_=nv_sr_1Julie Chen: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0155277/?ref_=nv_sr_1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2018
Ep. 53: Get Your Butt In The Chair
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After an update on the "guys" debate, Liz and Sarah talk to authors and co hosts of the podcast #AmWriting KJ Dell'antonia and Jessica Lahey about the writer's life. It doesn't matter if you're in Hollywood or in the country as long as you get your butt in the chair and your head in the game. This week's Hollywood Hack will help you land any job: state the obvious! Finally, after the unexpected death of her father this week, Sarah shares a heartwarming memory. Links:Cambridge Dictionary Definition of Guys: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/guy"Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language": https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/27/eight-words-sexism-heart-english-language"Why I'm finally convinced it's time to stop saying 'you guys'": https://www.vox.com/2015/6/11/8761227/you-guys-sexism-language"The language of sexism": http://www.classycareergirl.com/2017/10/sexism-workplace-gendered-language/"You don't like being called 'guys?' Come on, people!": https://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2016/jun/10/you-dont-like-being-called-guys-come-on-people#AmWriting: http://www.jessicalahey.com/amwriting-podcast/ #AmWriting Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/amwritingDrybar: https://www.thedrybar.com/How to Be a Happier Parent: https://www.amazon.com/How-Happier-Parent-Raising-Family/dp/0735210470The Gift of Failure: https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Failure-Parents-Children-Succeed/dp/0062299255/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1526356195&sr=1-1&keywords=the+gift+of+failure&dpID=41JmkO844-L&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2018
Ep. 52: Trust Your Instincts
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Description: As Liz and Sarah finish their ABC pilot THE FIX, they take time out to discuss why it's so important to trust your gut. Then they answer a listener question about the financial burden of being a starving artist. Their advice? Get a day job, but keep working toward your goals in the meantime. In Hits and Bombs, Sarah has a crabby bomb, and Liz has a life-altering mantra hit courtesy of Safe for Work podcast's Liz Dolan: "Strong. Calm. Kind." Finally, Sarah shares a dirty and delicious Hollywood Hack: Elevated Cedar Raised Beds.    Links: The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=nv_sr_1Editing: https://study.com/articles/TV_Editor_Job_Description_and_Requirements_for_a_Career_in_TV_Editing.htmlThe Gift of Fear: https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Fear-Survival-Signals-Violence/dp/0440226198Jenna Fischer: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0278979/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide: https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224Gordon Lightfoot: http://www.gordonlightfoot.com/Liz Dolan: https://twitter.com/SSLiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorSatellite Sisters: https://satellitesisters.com/Safe For Work Podcast: https://wondery.com/shows/safe-for-work/ Shawn Ryan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Shield: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/?ref_=nm_knf_t1Elevated Cedar Raised Bed: https://www.gardeners.com/buy/planter-boxes-cedar-raised-garden/8587631.htmlFlemish Giant Rabbit: http://flemish-giant.com/ Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2018
Ep. 51: You're In Charge Of Your Own Career
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Update: Happier in Hollywood has a resident psychic -- and Liz has her to thank for a new positive attitude. Liz and Sarah discuss how to be in control of your own career. Nobody cares more about your success than you do. Then Liz and Sarah talk to co-owner of Inform Fitness Toluca Lake, Sheila Melody about the Power of Ten Workout and starting your own business after 40. (Make sure to check out Sheila's podcast Sound, Mind, & Body) Finally, Liz and Sarah's assistant Mary shares a theater-related Hollywood Hack that's only $9.95 a month: Movie Pass! Links:Marla Frees: http://www.marlafrees.com/ Scott Brazil: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0106368/The Shield: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1Sheila Melody: https://informfitness.com/staff/sheila-melody/Inform Fitness: https://informfitness.com/Power of Ten Workout: https://informfitness.com/about-us/power-of-ten-book/Sound, Mind & Body Podcast: http://soundmindbodypodcast.com/Movie Pass: https://www.moviepass.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2018
Ep. 50: No One Knows Anything In Hollywood — A Listener Questions Episode
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Today is all about you! It’s a listener question extravaganza! What do Liz and Sarah wish they’d known when they were starting out in Hollywood? Do Liz and Sarah have any all-time favorite TV shows? Are they aware of how much they use the word "guys?" And we have multiple Hollywood Hacks all from you: Hoopla, Dear Book Hoarder candles that smell like old books, and Vivian Lou insoles!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2018
Ep. 49: Lessons Learned From The Vibrant Life Of Suzanne Patmore Gibbs
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Liz and Sarah pay tribute to Suzanne Patmore Gibbs, the head of TriStar television, and share the many lessons they learned from her vibrant life. Then Liz and Sarah discuss their self-care getaway weekends after pilot production... and how they were sort of successful, sort of not. This week we have two Hollywood Hacks to up your selfie game: have the tallest person in the group take the selfie and use a PopSocket grip. Finally, Sarah reveals her celebrity sighting at the pet store while preparing to get a Flemish Giant rabbit: Gina Torres! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2018
Ep. 48: Pick Your Battles With ABC Studios Exec Juan Alfonso
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Liz and Sarah are in post production! They discuss the crazy schedule, how they're sitting around A LOT, and the excruciating focus group testing process. In Name That Hollywood Job, ABC Studios VP of Drama Development Juan Alfonso discusses the development process. His advice to writers working with a network or studio: Don't come in with an "us vs. them" attitude. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack comes from The Fix hair stylists Dugg Kirkpatrick and Myo Lai: Osis powder and Oribe dry texture spray keep your hair voluminous and fabulous. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2018
Ep. 47: "Live" From The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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Liz and Sarah are on location at Hollywood Forever Cemetery! They answer a listener question about how best to support a partner going through pilot production. Then they sit down with Marcia Clark to discuss the art of collaboration -- including how it can go oh so wrong. In Name That Hollywood Job, location manager Veronique Vowell shares the creative and logistical challenges of finding just the right spot to shoot a scene. Finally, this week's non-living celebrity sightings include Johnny Ramone, Toto the dog, and Mickey Rooney.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2018
Ep. 46: Liz Hasn't Showered In Days
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Liz and Sarah discuss the things they AREN'T doing while making their pilot: showering, flossing, exercising, and dropping their kids off at school. Then in a new segment called "Name That Hollywood Job," Liz and Sarah interview Warner Brothers story analyst Sherry Carnes. What does Sherry look for in a script or book? Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is all over the set of The Fix: the Lucky Cat!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2018
Ep. 45: Swing Sets And Stunning Couture
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Liz and Sarah report on the status of their New Year's Resolutions. So far, so good -- Sarah is living sugar-freely and Liz is weighing daily! Then they dive deep into the pilot production glossary: Swing sets, story conference, and design meeting. what are the key terms to know while doing a pilot? Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack helps you look fabulous for less: Rent the Runway!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2018
Ep. 44: Sugar Detox And Hankering For A Hotel Bar
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Liz and Sarah examine the pros and cons of doing a pilot in LA vs. out of town. Shooting in LA means they can sleep in their own beds and drop their kids off at school, but there's no hotel bar. Then Liz and Sarah talk to Certified Nutrition Consultant and New York Times best-selling author Diane Sanfilippo about how to avoid hidden sugar, eat whole foods while socializing, and prepare meals ahead of time. Are you always late? This week's Hollywood Hack can help: the Timeglass app! Finally, Liz and Sarah talk about all the celebrity sightings they've had during the pilot process -- and why they don't count! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2018
Ep. 43: Slap Happy In Hollywood
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As Sarah and Liz prepare to shoot their pilot, Sarah reveals everything that’s in her set bag: snacks, keys, glasses, and even rain pants! Then Liz and Sarah check in with their assistant and pilot virgin Mary to hear what she’s learned so far during the pilot process — be meticulous about everything you write, revise the script to fit within the budget, and be aware of clearances. This week’s meal-related Hollywood Hack is efficient and prevents stress: weekly work lunch planning. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2018
Ep. 42: We Want Volunteers, Not Recruits!
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It's pilot production time! As Liz and Sarah prepare to shoot their pilot for ABC, The Fix, they share their hiring philosophy: "Volunteers, Not Recruits!" Only hire people who WANT to be there -- not people who have to be convinced. Then they discuss how -- from the mundane to the cosmic -- timing is everything. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week's old fashioned Hollywood Hack: get a library card! (This is not your mama's library!)  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2018
Ep. 41: Deep In The Pilot Crazy
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Liz and Sarah’s pilot got picked up by ABC! As they dive into production, they share the lessons they’ve learned on past pilots: if something is inevitable don't resist it, never test more than three roles at once, and always write in a horse because at some point you're going to be glad you have a cowboy. Then Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about why networks are all about reboots right now. This week's Hollywood Hack almost made Sarah want to go on a date: iPic Theaters! Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal what they think was a celebrity sighting -- Gwen Stefani.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2018
Ep. 40: Perfection Is Boring And Liz Is An Hysterical Female
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Liz gets real about her fear of public speaking with speech coach extraordinaire Barbara Seymour Giordano. Barbara shares her tips on how to overcome fear and take control. She also talks about the importance of finding the love in your story. This week’s Hollywood Hack is chemical free and restores your natural hair color: Hairprint. Finally, in Hits and Bombs, Liz confesses her “hysterical female” moment while waiting for a pilot pick-up, and Sarah shares her heartwarming trip to Seattle to visit Violet’s donor siblings. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2018
Ep. 39: Taste Success, Not Failure
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Sparked by a listener email, Liz and Sarah revisit the topic of freezing your eggs. Then they discuss Hollywood producing legend Robert Evans’ advice on making it: “You learn from success, kid, not failure.” Then Sarah shares how the three tiny diamonds on a ring helped her through challenging times— professionally and personally. This week's Hollywood Hack reduces motion sickness without medication: The Reliefband. Finally, Mary reveals her up close and personal Game of Thrones celebrity sighting: Kit Harrington To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2018
Ep. 38: Only In Hollywood Do You Pray For Hell
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Liz and Sarah discuss the rollercoaster that is pilot pick up season -- including the nail-biting anticipation that keeps them up for nights on end. In what other industry does so much ride on one phone call? Then they talk to Hollywood doctor and board certified physician nutrition specialist Melina Jampolis about her new book Spice Up, Slim Down. Who knew that adding a few spices to your diet could help control your blood sugar and fight Alzheimer's? (Also, is it pronounced Tur-mer-ick or Toom-er-ick?) Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will keep you entertained until you're out of the game: the HQ trivia app!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2018
Ep. 37: Sorry, Not Sorry!
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Liz and Sarah discuss the common phenomenon of over-apologizing. When SHOULD you say you're sorry? Then they debate the pros and cons of overbuying versus underbuying -- and share what compelled Sarah to buy a puppy stroller. This week's Hollywood Hack makes investing simple and easy -- the Robinhood app! Finally, Liz shares her Game of Thrones celebrity sighting: Peter Dinklage!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2018
Ep. 36: Liz's 6th Sense Says Expand
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Liz and Sarah choose their "team word" for 2018: Expand! Liz's 6th sense tells her that this will be their best year yet. Sarah vents about the unexpected sugar bombs in her food as she embarks on her year of no sugar. She also talks about how Diane Sanfilippo's "21 Day Sugar Detox" program is helping her stay on track. This week's Hollywood Hack is good for the environment -- aluminum straws! Finally, Mary shares her RHOBH celebrity sighting: Mohamed Hadid. (And her almost celebrity sighting of Justin Bieber.)   To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2018
Ep. 35: You Asked -- We Answer! A Q&A Episode with Liz and Sarah
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This episode is all about you! Liz and Sarah answer all of your pressing questions. How does Liz live with two first and last names? Where do sets go when no one's using them? How does Sarah manage her healthy lifestyle without obsessing? And more! Plus, their Assistant Mary offers advice on how to make friends in Los Angeles. (Insider Tip: start with finding an acquaintance.) Then this week's Hollywood Hack comes from listener Matt: Portrait Mode, the metaphor.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2018
Ep. 34: Peeking Behind the Podcast Curtain
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Podcast Power! Liz and Sarah go behind the podcast curtain and talk to Panoply's Director of Nonfiction Programming and By the Book co-host Kristen Meinzer about what it takes to grow a successful podcast. Pro Tip: treat it like a college thesis. They also introduce their new assistant, Mary Mehrkens! What makes her Happier in Hollywood? Supporting her peers instead of stabbing them in the back. This week's Hollywood Hack: personalized stationery. Finally, Liz has a VEEP celebrity sighting.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2018
Ep. 33: Make People Love You (and the World Will be Yours)
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Assistant extravaganza! We talk to our former assistant, Elysse Applebaum, about her super intense Writer's Group— there’s an admissions process. We also sit down with our very first assistant, Tony Dodds (now a successful sitcom writer) to talk about what it takes to be not just a good assistant, but a GREAT one. Tony also provides this week's Hollywood Hack: using the PDF Reader to prepare a pitch. Finally, a celebrity sighting: Mandy Moore! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2017
Ep. 32: "No Asshole Policy" With Executive Producer And Lupus Warrior Maurissa Tancharoen
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No assholes! Liz and Sarah talk to ABC's Agents of Shield Executive Producer, Maurissa Tancharoen, about her "no asshole policy" -- and about being a high-powered, ass-kicking writer/producer, boss, and mom all while living with Lupus. One way she copes — embracing the Spoon Theory. Then Liz has a Hit this week — reading books to Jack’s class at school — and Sarah has an exercise-related Bomb. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will up your parenting game: create a kid bag for the car.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2017
Ep. 31: 2018 -- Our Year of Living Sugar-Freely and Weighing Daily
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This episode is all about change! Liz and Sarah discuss big changes in their professional lives and how they’re managing to stay (more or less) calm despite the chaos. They also reveal the changes they plan to make in 2018. Yes, it’s New Year’s Resolution time! Then, this week’s Hollywood Hack will up your selfie game: the Lumee. Finally, Sarah dishes on her bowling alley celebrity sighting. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2017
Ep. 30: "Pain Is The Great Equalizer" With Former L.A. Gang Members Richard Cabral and Jose Arellano
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Sarah and Liz talk to former L.A. gang members Richard Cabral and Jose Arellano about their new podcast "Without Your Permission." Richard (who's now an Emmy-nominated actor) and Jose share how they survived traumatic childhoods, gang life, and years in prison, and then came out the other side through faith, hard work, and the help of the organization Homeboy Industries. Also, Liz responds to a listener who wants to know why she uses bad language on "Happier In Hollywood," but NOT on "Happier With Gretchen Rubin." Plus, this week's Hollywood Hack, which comes from Sarah's Swedish high school boyfriend: the neti pot. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal their latest Celebrity Sighting (which has a 90210 zip code). To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2017
Ep. 29: From Adderall To Athleisure: Finding Balance With Author Melissa De La Cruz
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They say "writing is rewriting," and this week Liz and Sarah talk about The Bad Draft. They've finally managed to finish a draft of their pilot script, but will it ever be... good? How do they move forward and dig in to make it not just good but great? Then they talk to Young Adult author extraordinaire Melissa De La Cruz (The Descendants series, Alex & Eliza, Pride And Prejudice And Mistletoe)about her experience with the popular prescription drug Adderall. Taking it helped her be insanely productive -- but at what price? Liz and Sarah also share this week's Hollywood Hack: rain pants! Finally, Liz shares the MANY celebrity sightings she had at the Hollywood Film Awards -- including Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford, and Sean "Puffy" Combs.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2017
Ep. 28: The Holiday Episode -- To Business Gift Or Not To Business Gift?
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It's officially the holidays! Liz and Sarah discuss how they cope with working over the holidays when they'd rather be drinking cocoa and making cookies.  Pro tip -- compartmentalizing, setting boundaries, and reframing help them NOT turn into Grinches. Then Sarah and Liz debate the merits of giving business gifts.  Will they get their lawyer wine this year?  They also explain the very Hollywood concept of a "crew gift." Plus a Hollywood Holiday Hack: hire a company to put up Christmas lights!  And Sarah and Liz reveal their past Holiday Celebrity Sightings -- Debra Winger and Matthew McConaughey (who told Sarah she has a great smile). To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2017
Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer
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We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play detectives in their own family mysteries, “You Must Remember Manson,” which dives into the links between Charles Manson and Hollywood, the immersive fiction podcast “Tumanbay,” and “Battle Scars,” which features frank and sometimes funny conversations with the men and women fighting today’s wars. In addition to new shows, season 2 of “By The Book” launches with Jolenta and Kristen trying to go on a digital diet, “Why Oh Why” talks with the founder of a dating app for men with beards, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” offers holiday happiness hacks, “Happier in Hollywood” considers whether holiday gifts are necessary in the workplace, and “Side Hustle School” revisits some of its best hustlers. Learn more about all our shows at https://www.megaphone.fm To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2017
Ep 27: Jenna Fischer Talks Party Crashing, Pottery Barn Tears, and Patience
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Emmy nominated actress Jenna Fischer (The Office, Blades of Glory) talks to Liz and Sarah about her new book The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide. From headshots gone wrong, to a breakdown Pottery Barn, to finally understanding that it takes fifty no's to get one yes, Jenna's experience will help anyone trying to make it in Hollywood and beyond. Then Liz and Sarah share an update on their Facebook group and the growing Happier in Hollywood community (hint — you should join!) and reveal this week's Hits and Bombs —  Liz bonded with other 2nd grade families at a resort in Palm Springs while Sarah traumatized Violet with a book about death. Plus, a Hollywood Hack that will make you feel like a professional photographer — portrait setting on the iPhone!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2017
Ep. 26: Embrace Your Space— Decorate!
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Inspired by their Shondaland co-workers, Liz and Sarah reject the only-have-one-box approach to office space and embrace decorating. Then Sarah re-frames having to get up at 5 a.m. to write as a “Season of Sacrifice,” an approach she learned from a member of the Happier in Hollywood Facebook Group.  Liz shares how her fantasy self and real self merged into one when she went to The Promised Land! That's right, Liz and Gretchen went to Oprah's house for a gospel brunch, which means there were celebrity sightings galore! This week's Hollywood Hack: dry clean your t-shirts. (Seriously. Do it.)  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2017
Ep. 25: Procrastinating? Forgive Yourself!
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We've all caught ourselves binge-watching bad TV when we have deadlines that matter to us. Liz and Sarah talk to fellow writer and self-proclaimed procrastinator, Eileen Myers (Big Love, Hung, Masters of Sex), about why fear and resentment are the enemies of productivity. Eileen shares her techniques for conquering procrastination including the Pomodoro method. Liz and Sarah also answer listener questions about balancing career and family, and whether you can get a job when you're pregnant. Plus a new segment called Hits and Bombs where Liz and Sarah share their highest highs and lowest lows. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack: a meditation chair!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2017
Ep. 24: Camping, Childbirth, and Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
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Push your boundaries! Liz and Sarah reflect on how stepping wayyyy out of their comfort zones to try new things (camping, unmedicated childbirth, even starting Happier in Hollywood) has ultimately helped them grow. Then they call their agent, Matt Solo, to answer one of Hollywood's most frequently asked questions -- How do you get an agent? They also share an update on horrible bosses. Plus, this week's Hollywood Hack -- have a morning list.   To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2017
Ep. 23: (Don’t ) F*ck Harvey Weinstein
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Emmy nominated casting director Sherry Thomas-Lane (The Handmaid’s Tale, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead) joins Liz and Sarah to discuss Harvey Weinstein and the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked Hollywood.  Also, an update on work birthdays (we’ve seen the light!) and a Hollywood Hack about tipping. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2017
Ep. 22: Say Yes to the Drink!
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What's your currency? Liz and Sarah discuss what motivates them— and why it’s important for everyone to know their own currency. They also share how telling each other "this will be over by dinner," gets them through challenging moments. This week's Hollywood Hack: Say yes to the drink! And a celebrity sighting on the Paramount Lot. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2017
Ep. 21: A Good Idea Gives You Goosebumps with Gretchen Rubin
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Liz and Sarah have a guest co-host -- Gretchen Rubin! Liz's sister Gretchen takes a break from her The Four Tendencies book tour to weigh in on how to know if an idea is a good idea. She also offers Sarah advice on how to manage her Rebel daughter. They also debate gyms -- fancy vs. schlubby -- and share a Hollywood Hack that recently saved them a lot of money -- American Express Travel.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2017
Ep. 20: Liz and Sarah Take On Office Birthdays
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Liz and Sarah embrace their inner grinch as they debate the merits of office birthdays. (Spoiler alert: They're not fans.) After an update on the ongoing saga of Sarah's hair color, they answer a listener question about the value of an MFA in Hollywood. Liz and Sarah also check in with their former assistant, Brook, who left them earlier this year to focus on writing. Then this week's Hollywood Hack -- look up the menu and parking before a lunch meeting.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2017
Ep. 19: Saunas, Smoothies, and Surviving Crazy Bosses
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What's on Liz and Sarah's mind? Crazy bosses! Liz and Sarah reminisce about their crazy ex-boss "Sam" and discuss the best ways to deal with difficult people in the workplace. Then they talk to Dr. Sara Gottfried about her book Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years. Dr. Gottfried tells us how to shampoo our brains and why saunas might help us live longer. Plus, today's Hollywood Hack: smoothie delivery!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2017
Ep. 18: Hollywood Vaginas (Are Just Like Other Vaginas) With Dr. Sherry Ross
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Dr. Sherry Ross knows vaginas!  OB-GYN to the stars Dr. Sherry Ross talks with Liz and Sarah about women's health-- including fertility, vaginal steaming, the Mona Lisa (all the rage in Hollywood right now) and vejazzling. And Self Improvement September continues! Liz and Sarah tackle the complicated issue of asking for what you want at work, then share a Hollywood Hack inspired by their Meditation Declaration -- use the Insight Timer app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2017
Ep. 17: Take Time For a Retreat (We Did!)
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Writer's Retreat! After months of being stretched too thin, Liz and Sarah take a trip to Ojai for a writer's retreat. They discuss the productivity benefits of getting away from it all-- not just for writers, but for everyone. They also share the details of their "couples session" with spiritual guide Nancy Furst.  (There was smudging, there were tears.) Finally, Liz and Sarah share a Hollywood Hack that can spare anyone in any career from unnecessary drama: Don't talk smack in public!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2017
Ep. 16: Conquering Anxiety -- One Page at a Time
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah invite you to celebrate Self Improvement September! Each day, they will post a picture of something that improves their lives and they invite you to do the same using the hashtag #happierinhollywood. Then, a listener takes Liz to task for using beta blockers to calm her nerves before pitching. Speaking of nerves, Liz and Sarah are dealing with them big-time as they prepare to write a new script. They talk to fellow television writer, Bill Krebs, about writer's anxiety and he shares his hilarious recurring anxiety nightmare and discusses how he learned to cope. In today's LvS, Liz tries to convince Sarah to let go of her high-maintenance Minnesota cabins while Sarah defends her family's "happy place." Then they share this week's Hollywood Hack -- write note cards for your colleagues! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2017
Ep. 15: Very Special Episode: Listener Questions!
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Description: Do Liz and Sarah ever get jealous of other writers? What type of treadmill desks to they have? How do they deal with mansplaining? In this very special episode, Liz and Sarah answer listener questions! Plus, a listener Hollywood Hack -- buy and sell clothes on ThredUp.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2017
Ep. 14: Lesson: You Never Know Who You're Flipping Off
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah share a wonderfully validating email from a listener who took their advice and had a professional headshot taken! Then they put in a call to their old friend, former high-powered film producer JEANNE ALLGOOD. After working on over 23 Hollywood films (including Terminator Salvation and We Are Marshall, which she executive produced), Jeanne decided move with her family to a ranch in Montana. Jeanne shares what motivated her to pack up and leave it all behind-- and shares some tips for happier living that she's picked up along the way. Also, Liz and Sarah make a Meditation Declaration -- a promise to meditate 10 minutes a day, everyday-- and they're asking you to hold them accountable. In this week's Hollywood Hack, their assistant Boafoa makes a case for Google Drive. And finally, Liz tells how a fight for a parking spot led to this week's friendly celebrity sighting.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2017
Ep. 13: Make Your Vice A Virtue: An Interview With Actress-Writer-Producer Felicia Day
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah vent about their least favorite thing about living in Los Angeles - commuting! - and recommend the podcasts and audiobooks that help them survive LA traffic. Then they interview actress, writer, producer, and gamer FELICIA DAY about her trailblazing career in Hollywood. Felicia dishes on auditions, ComicCon, her hit web-series (The Guild), and offers advice on forging your own path to success-- in any business. Then Liz and Sarah share a Hollywood Hack long practiced by actors in the industry -- keep a change of clothes in your car.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2017
Ep. 12: It's Good to Be Self-Critical! (Unless It's Not.)
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In this episode: Liz and Sarah asked for advice on drinking more water, and you came through! Happier in Hollywood producer Jennifer Lai shares her favorite water-drinking tips from our listeners. In "From the Treadmill Desks Of," Liz and Sarah discuss the pros and cons of self-criticism.  When should you expect more from yourself, and when does self-criticism become toxic? Then Liz and Sarah call their agent, Matt Solo, who dispenses advice on how to stand out when you're starting out.  Their favorite piece of wisdom, whether you're in a Hollywood agency mailroom or any other entry level job: "Your job is from 9 - 6. Your career is what you do from 7 until midnight." Finally, in this week's Hollywood Hack, Liz and Sarah share their newest obsession, discount luxury shopping on TheRealReal!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2017
Ep. 11: The One Where We Call Gretchen, Talk Botox, and Save Lives!
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah share the (surprisingly strong!) listener reactions to the IgG food test that led to Sarah going gluten-free. Then they invite Happier's Gretchen Rubin (also known as Liz's big sister) to help them solve the age-old writer problem: How do I get myself to write? Gretchen breaks down her trademark Four Tendencies and explains how understanding your tendency can help you achieve your goals. Liz and Sarah debate the merits of plastic surgery and Liz reveals a secret that even her husband doesn't know. They also share a life-saving Hollywood Hack -- have an emergency kit! -- and reveal their latest celebrity sightings. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2017
Ep. 10: Pitching, (Side) Hustling, and Dressing for (Hollywood) Success
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah tackle pitching-- for tv and beyond-- and share some exciting news about their most recent pitch with Marcia Clark. They also answer listener questions about the Hollywood dress code and discuss why it's important to feel powerful AND be comfortable. High-powered real estate agent Victoria Massengale shares her tips for pitching in any industry and Side Hustle School's Chris Guillebeau gives us this week's Hollywood Hack - get a side hustle!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2017
Ep. 9: Keeping Sane and Keeping Up with the Kardashians
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah discuss the problem of feeling like they're being pulled in a million different directions.  How do they stay sane as they adjust to their new job? They also share listener opinions on whether or not Sarah should dye her hair, and Liz defends her love of the Kardashians. This week's Hollywood Hack: watch the TV shows your boss watches. And an "existential" celebrity sighting! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2017
Ep. 8: The Problem of Eating at Work
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah discuss the torture of resisting the TV writer kitchen. Their new assistant, Boafoa, introduces herself. Sarah and Liz answer a listener question about the job they're happy they didn't get and share a healthy Hollywood hack.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2017
Ep. 7: You Can Have It All and Other Wisdom from Producer Laurie Zaks
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah share their pre-new job rituals and discuss their role in the writers' room of ABC's upcoming "For The People." They also talk with their favorite producer, Laurie Zaks, about her big break at SNL, being a working mom, and why you should never let anyone tell you what you can't do. Plus, Sarah shares a Hollywood hack for busy parents.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2017
Ep. 6: 'Kill the Croc' and Other Life Mantras
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah share listener opinions on having a "heart full of love," and discuss their life mantras. Sarah talks about the doctor's visit that changed her life forever. Liz and Sarah's outgoing assistant Brook shares her final Hollywood Hack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2017
Ep. 5: Release the Banana!
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah share their favorite listener work mantras; talk about letting go of bananas (AKA things that threaten their mental well being); and reveal a big update from their assistant, Brook. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2017
Ep. 4: What's Your Story?
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah tell their "origin story" and ask "What's your story?" They also talk about why it's actually good to suck at something, and debate whether Sarah's salt and pepper hair is bold and sexy or totally misguided. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2017
Ep. 3: Marcia Clark Talks Rising From The Ashes
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In this episode, Liz and Sarah talk about to give good meeting.  Then they're joined by special guest Marcia Clark, author and lead prosecutor in the case against O.J. Simpson. Marcia sits in for this week's Hollywood Hack: Don't live in Hollywood. Check out Marcia's latest best selling book series!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2017