Reviews
Best writing podcast, hands down. I’ve been working in entertainment for several years, in a “non-friendly” department for writers. My goal has always been to write and this podcast has taught me so much about the business and process of writing, the questions I should be asking, and ways I can...Read full review »
l.philli via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/20
This is the best screenwriting podcast hands down. I’m a senior in college, and I want to be a comedy writer. Right now, I’m working on building up a portfolio of features and pilots to send out for work. I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts for guidance, and this one is definitely my favorite...Read full review »
Dan8439 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/20
Amazing as always! Thanks, Ben!
KTMAndrews via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/03/20
While I understand the need for advertising to support this show, since the move to Forever Dog the ads have been really disruptive. They break into an episode mid sentence and when the show picks up again it isn’t at the exact spot as before. This is a shame when we’re listening to really great...Read full review »
rad_francis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/20
Ben Blacker has a wonderful voice and is a really warm and interested host of this ‘inside baseball’ look at tv writing and really writing in general. Very interesting show.
SusanBIreland via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/20/20
I’m not even a writer by trade but love this show. It’s so interesting to hear about the process and the shows and the BTS stories.
InTheGoodHood via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/20
No one cares if you wrote an episode of Supernatural, Ben.
wesley thomas johnson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/19
I have much better things to do with my time than to listen to another smug dude-bro. Ben is probably one of the worst hosts of a podcast I've ever encountered. Rude to his audience at live shows, too.Read full review »
superinducer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/10/19
Thank you! So helpful, hopeful and informative. Great to hear the voices of so many great writers from the WGA.
Fentod via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/02/19
These podcasts have been my everyday routine ! Ben is killing it , love the new episodes!
ooddle via Apple Podcasts · Pakistan · 06/12/19
This podcast is such an incredible resource for anyone who aspires to one day write for TV. Thanks for all you do Ben!
Orioles834 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/19
When I first started listening to this podcast years ago, I became unable to not listen to it. If it wasn't playing, I was sleeping, writing, or finding the next episode I wanted. Of all the resources on the business and process of writing for television that I voraciously consumed when I...Read full review »
Atriums McNair via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/19
It is such a great listen if you’re curious about writing or trying to break into the industry! There are some really great invaluable lessons that will save you a lot of time along the way!
Tomato5678 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/19
The best of all times is Ben! Thanks for inspiring hope! I love you intro too much
Sense8WithoutBorders via Apple Podcasts · Argentina · 12/21/18
Love this podcast. I listen every week and have been listening for years. Finally got around to writing a review (sorry it took so long!). Ben Blacker (like the color, only more so) is a great host and asks excellent questions. I really appreciate this podcast and everyone who helps make it!...Read full review »
Bobbi28 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/18
This used to be a great listen. In the last year it transitioned from a podcast about screenwriting and television to a podcast about witches. Dissapointing.
Bum Chucket via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/18
Really enjoyed this podcast.
bufflord via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/18
As an aspiring TV writer, there's no greater podcast you can listen to. Really. Keep'em coming!Read full review »
Rmontanti via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/18
For any writer out there these podcasts are a must!
CJFriday via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/26/18
Ben Blacker and his Writer’s Panel guests have given me so much insight into this crazy business that I hope to be a part of one day. Even when I’m not familiar with a guest beforehand, I usually find that I’ve become a fan by the end of their discussion. And I think it’s especially cool that Ben...Read full review »
Nate-isms via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/18
Whenever I get down on myself for not writing I try to put on this show to remember how human each writer is and how we don’t have to be Hemingway. Love it!
Jamie L. Clark via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/18
I love the podcast but would love interviews with tv writers who didn’t get promoted from an assistant position but from writers who got staffed from another route - thanks!
rigghht via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/18
As a screenwriter & TV writer I find this podcast invaluable. Ben asks the questions that we wish we could and I always gain some sort of insight from every episode. The podcast touches upon every topic a writer could hope for — meetings, writer’s process, TV room etiquette, the long arduous...Read full review »
nattydylan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/18
It is enormously helpful to hear how so many writers approach the business of telling stories, and to be reassured that even for the most talented of writers and creators, it’s dogged persistance that’s required to work. Also, even the most basic reminders are always helpful.
Mstoutsuite via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/18
I live in Omaha, Nebraska, but listening to this podcast makes me feel like I could work as a writer in Hollywood. Interviews with all your favorite people connected to all your favorite things. Fresh takes with people at every career stage. Always interesting, always insightful.
Tyler Wisehorn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/18
I have only just discovered this show, but now I’m listening to back episodes and it is fantastic! There’s a real deep dive in to writing that is so helpful, and I like the diverse spectrum of writers interviewed. Thank you so much 😊
Sarah_Lou_ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/25/18
If you are a creative of any type, who has done any work in the practical version of your field you will be able to relate and connect to this show. I was a graphic designer for years, then I lost my sight. This show helped me so much in the time of me dealing with the loss. The realization that...Read full review »
ferdera1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/18
Are you in a job you hate where you can listen to podcasts all day? Do you love TV and movies?! Do you want to know more about the ones who create “how did you even think of this” moments? Do you want me to stop asking you seemingly open-ended questions but are really just leading questions?!?...Read full review »
AsInHelen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/18
This is a great podcast for any aspiring TV writer. Would love to hear more chats with writers who work in late night TV and webseries.
Olympic comedy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/24/18
I've worked on the development side of the industry and now transitioning to writing full-time, and this podcast is a fantastic resource. From the range of topics covered by guests who are experienced in all genres and mediums, to Ben's wonderful moderation, the episodes are fun and...Read full review »
Lydie Sabine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/18
I cannot believe it took me until about two weeks ago to stumble upon this podcast but all I can say is that you have a listener for life now! As an amateur TV writer (and professional TV addict) I am always excited to tune in to each episode to hear about people I worship and admire put...Read full review »
Br4ndN3w via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/18
Quite possibly the best, the most informative, most engaging conversations on the art and crazy world of writing for tv and the like. Blacker does his homework, and investigates with all the right questions...
FrostbiteEh! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/18
A rare and wonderful open door to the world of screenwriting. Incredible writers have shared precious advices and thoughts. The best writing workshop is here and it's free. thank you thank thank you.Read full review »
Mogow_ via Apple Podcasts · France · 12/23/17
I started listening to this thinking it might be about writing books but the conversations about storytelling are great and the topic is universal
Aa1zu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/17
I’m a writer, showrunner type in Australia and I love your podcast so much. We do things differently here but have heaps to learn. It also makes me feel less alone when I’m pottering around my apartment, willing myself onto the next word/scene/script. You ask proper process questions which...Read full review »
brakes4unicorns via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/23/17
Great back stories, smartly done.
Mark. Galassini via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/17
I didn't know I was an aspiring writer till I started listening to The Writes Panel. I have not only found a desire to pursue writing, but also feel like I have a VIP pass into writer's rooms and am being metored by the best in the business. Thank you.Read full review »
FaithfulListenerOfOld via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/17/17
This is so helpful, I'm an aspiring television writer so hearing so many varying perspectives and so much advice from people who are succeeding in the field is invaluable!Read full review »
BamerBrew via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/17
Love this podcast. Love hearing how different people did their thing :) keep it coming
A bon via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/13/17
This podcast is so inspiring to listen to and really good for creativity. Im a designer and I listen to podcasts while im working and this podcast gets me so hyped about the stuff I love, which really boots my mood and productivity. Gold.
ElisePerry69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/17
Great guests and even better interviews
Al.Shein.92 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/17
Great insights and usually great writers!
Bogmad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/17
I'm a mid-list novelist, thinking about possibly dipping a toe into television, and I find this show to be a fascinating look into the industry. I wish we had something like this in the book business--most people in publishing are careful not to tell the whole story. Ben Blacker asks the...Read full review »
AlmaKatsu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/17
Love this podcast! Thank you Ben for taking the time to interview so many writers. Your own curiosity regarding the writers and their projects shows though and makes the podcast great (especially when a writer gives a cryptic / vague answer, and then you interrupt to dig a little deeper,...Read full review »
FelishaP via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 07/25/17
Great guests and discussions. Love this. Occasionally hard to hear live show audio
CathyCullen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/17
First rate podcast on writers in the entertainment medium. While mostly focusing on TV writers, the hosts do a great job covering other fields, from movies to TV to comics. The guests are wonderfully varied with great insights in the field. If you are interested in writing in anyway, this is a...Read full review »
JTWNSC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/17
Doing a good audio interview is its own skill -- and these guys have it. Entertaining, informative, and educational, every episode is worth listening to. I can't listen audiobooks (just not my thing), so these Nerdist podcasts are how I mentally survive big city driving.Read full review »
ChrisMecha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/17
Ben, I hope this gives you a pick-me-up as you say. I appreciate what you do. Just moved to L.A. and one day, mark my words, I will be on your podcast. Always inspired listening to you and to your guests.
JM95000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/17
This podcast is my weekly dose of LA and I love the fact that it's about writing and creating - not celebrities. It's so inspiring listening to the people behind some of my favorite shows and movies, plus get introduced to shows I haven't even heard of. Very inspirational for anyone...Read full review »
Askredd via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 05/20/17
Wonderful minus all the self congratulatory Hollywierd bath house bologna. Please wax each other off mic.
Littleugbba via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/17
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