3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

3rd & Fairfax, the official podcast of the Writers Guild of America West, features information and updates about the Guild and interviews with top writers.

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3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast is hosted and executive produced by Steve Trautmann,
Aaron Fullerton, and Brian Gary.

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DECEMBER 12, 2019

Episode 168 – Lauren Greenfield
Moon Zappa interviews documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth) about her new film The Kingmaker.

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DECEMBER 5, 2019

Episode 167 – Gregory Allen Howard and Kasi Lemmons
Host Hilliard Guess speaks with screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the Titans, Ali), and screenwriter-director Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Black Nativity) about bringing iconic American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman to life from page to screen in the film Harriet.

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NOVEMBER 26, 2019

Episode 166 – Ed Norton
Luciano interviews writer, director, and actor Ed Norton about his new feature film Motherless Brooklyn.

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NOVEMBER 25, 2019

Episode 165 – Tim Federle
Author and screenwriter Tim Federle (Killing Ferdinand) about his career and new Disney+ series, High School Musical: The Musical - The Series.

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NOVEMBER 22, 2019

Episode 164 – Alena Smith
Host Moon Unit Zappa speaks with writer Alena Smith (The Affair), creator-showrunner of Apple TV+’s new series Dickinson, a fresh take on the life and work of poet Emily Dickinson.

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NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Episode 163 – Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with writing partners Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (Transparent) about their pair of feature films out this season, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

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NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Episode 162 – Roberts Eggers & Max Eggers
Brian interviews writer/director Robert Eggers (The Witch) and brother Max Eggers about co-writing the feature film, The Lighthouse.

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OCTOBER 31, 2019

Episode 161 – Scott Z. Burns
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, Side Effects, The Informant) about his two new films in release this season, The Laundromat, and his directorial debut, The Report.

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OCTOBER 3, 2019

Episode 160 – Riley Stearns
Moon Unit Zappa interviews screenwriter-director Riley Stearns (Faults, Tower Prep) about his movie The Art Of Self-Defense.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Episode 159 – The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Brian interviews Jeffery Addiss & Will Matthews, the co-developers of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, along with their co-showrunner for the Netflix series, Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The Middleman).

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Episode 158 – Marc Guggenheim
Luciano Saber talks with writer Marc Guggenheim (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow) about his career and the new Amazon series Carnival Row.

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Episode 157 – Alexander Woo
Brian interviews Alexander Woo (True Blood, Manhattan) about co-creating and showrunning season two of AMC's The Terror: Infamy.

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

Episode 156 – Sublime Primetime 2019
WGAW & WGF's Sublime Primetime 2019 event spotlighting this year’s Emmy-nominated comedy, drama, and limited series writers, recorded at the Writers Guild Theater on August 21.

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AUGUST 15, 2019

Episode 155 – Steven Levenson & Joel Fields
Moon Zappa interviews Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) & Joel Fields (The Americans) about their Emmy nominated FX series Fosse/Verdon.

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AUGUST 7, 2019

Episode 154 – Brett Johnson & Michael Tolkin
Moon Unit Zappa interviews Emmy-nominated writers/creators Brett Johnson (Ray Donovan) & Michael Tolkin (The Player) about their limited Showtime series Escape at Dannemora.

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JULY 25, 2019

Episode 153 – Ryan O'Connell, David Radcliff, and Katherine Beattie
A round-table with writers Ryan O'Connell (creator, showrunner, and star of 2019 Emmy-nominated Netflix series of Special), David Radcliff (The Rookie), and Katherine Beattie (NCIS: New Orleans) members of WGAW's Writers with Disabilities Committee who discuss working and living with cerebral palsy.

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JULY 11, 2019

Episode 152 – David Shore and Allen Rucker
Moon Zappa hosts a conversation with creator/developer/showrunner David Shore (House, The Good Doctor) and Allen Rucker (Fast Times, American Experience), chair of the WGAW Writers with Disabilities Committee.

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JUNE 27, 2019

Episode 151 – David Mandel
Brian interviews TV writer David Mandel (SNL, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) about his career and showrunning the recent seasons of HBO's comedy series, Veep.

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JUNE 20, 2019

Episode 150 – Alexandra Cunningham
Josephine interviews Alexandra Cunningham (Chance, Desperate Housewives) the creator-showrunner of Bravo's true-crime limited series, Dirty John.

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JUNE 13, 2019

Episode 149 – Chris Kelly & Sarah Schneider
Josephine interviews the co-creators of the Comedy Central series, The Other Two, Chris Kelly (SNL, Other People) & Sarah Schneider (SNL).

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MAY 30, 2019

Episode 148 – Ben Edlund
Moon Zappa interviews screenwriter Ben Edlund (Gotham, Angel, Supernatural) the creator of the satirical comic character, The Tick along with all the TV adaptations 1996, 2001, and most recently streaming on Amazon.

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MAY 16, 2019

Episode 147 – Liz Feldman
Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman (The Great Indoors, 2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy) about her new Netflix series and blurring the lines between comedy & drama.

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MAY 2, 2019

Episode 146 – Creators of PEN15
Josephine Green Zhang talks with Maya Erskine & Anna Konkle & Sam Zvibleman the creators or PEN15 on HULU about their journey from sketch to sitcom.

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APRIL 18, 2019

Episode 145 – David Hemingson
Aaron interviews David Hemingson (The Catch) about the new series he created for ABC, Whiskey Cavalier.

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APRIL 3, 2019

Episode 144 – Nick Antosca
Brian interviews writer-showrunner Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) about his career and new anthology series on Hulu, The Act.

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MARCH 21, 2019

Episode 143 – Ayanna Floyd Davis
Hilliard & Chris speak with writer and producer Ayanna Floyd Davis (Empire, Falling Skies) the showrunner of The Chi on Showtime.

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MARCH 7, 2019

Episode 142 – Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason
Brian interviews 2019 Writers Guild Award winners Sam Shaw (Manhattan) & Dustin Thomason (Lie to Me) the co-creators and showrunners of Castle Rock, the series on Hulu based on the Stephen King universe.

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FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Episode 141 – Krista Vernoff
Host Luciano Saber speaks with Krista Vernoff (Shameless, Private Practice, Charmed) about her career, creative process, and journey to become showrunner/EP of ABC’s long-running hit drama series Grey’s Anatomy.

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FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Episode 140 – Beyond Words 2019
A post-awards season Bonus Episode... A recording of WGAW’s Beyond Words 2019 panel event feat. Writers Guild Award-nominated (& winning) screenwriters: Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade); Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther); Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly (Green Book); Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth); Nicole Holofcener (Can You Ever Forgive Me?); Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant (Bathtubs Over Broadway); Gabe Polsky (In Search of Greatness); Eric Roth (A Star is Born); Kevin Willmott (Blackkklansman); and Bryan Woods & Scott Beck (A Quiet Place). Enjoy!

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FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Episode 139 – Katie O’Brien & Kathryn Renee Thomas
Katie O’Brien & Kathryn Renee Thomas, two of the creators/writers of Teachers, talk about creating an innovative sitcom with Monique Sorgen.

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FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Episode 138 – Tim Doyle
Tim Doyle (Last Man Standing, Speechless) discusses his TV series, The Kids Are Alright and his career with Monique Sorgen.

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FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Episode 137 – Kristin Hahn
Josephine Green Zhang interviews writer and producer Kristin Hahn (Cake) about her feature film, Dumplin' on Netflix.

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FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Episode 136 – Steve McQueen
Hilliard & Chris speak with Oscar-winning screenwriter-director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Shame, Hunger) about his current film, Widows.

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JANUARY 31, 2019

Episode 135 – Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi
Moon Zappa discusses Destroyer with screenwriters Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi (Ride Along, The Invitation)

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JANUARY 28, 2019

Episode 134 – David Magee
Monique interviews Mary Poppins Returns screenwriter and multiple Oscar & WGA nominee, David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland).

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JANUARY 25, 2019

Episode 133 – Steven Conrad
Moon Zappa speaks with Patriot creator-writer-director Steven Conrad about his career, Prime Video series, and upcoming Epix show Our Lady Ltd.

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JANUARY 17, 2019

Episode 132 – Barry Jenkins + Adam McKay
A double bonus episode with screenwriter-directors Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Adam McKay (Vice), who discuss their most recent films.

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JANUARY 10, 2019

Episode 131 – Luke Del Tredici
Veteran writer-producer Luke Del Tredici (Arizona, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) talks about his career in television and writing an indie feature.

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JANUARY 7, 2019

Episode 130 – Daniel Stiepleman
Moon Zappa interviews screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman about his feature film, On the Basis of Sex, which chronicles the early career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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JANUARY 3, 2019

Episode 129 – Beau Willimon
Brian interviews writer, showrunner, and WGAE President Beau Willimon (House of Cards) about his current feature film, Mary Queen of Scots, and dramatic series on Hulu, The First.

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