Writer's Bone

In the last Writer’s Bone podcast of 2014, Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and author David Rich stops by to talk about his love of movies, his career writing for television and film, and his novels featuring Rollie Waters.

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Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford discuss the art of dialogue, and then comedian Jen Kirkman joins the show to talk about comedy, “Drunk History,” and her upcoming shows at Laugh Boston on Dec. 26 and Dec. 27.

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Writer and private investigator John Nardizzi drops by Writer’s Bone to talk about his debut novel Telegraph Hill, how San Francisco helped develop his love of writing, and what kind of future Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy would have in the private eye game.

 

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Sean Tuohy talks about the art of writing a joke and then sits down with Broken Lizard’s Erik Stolhanske to discuss growing up in Minnesota, the advantages of writing with a group of people, and the lowdown on “Super Troopers 2.” 

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Tom Schulman, who won an Oscar for his screenplay “Dead Poets Society,” talks to Writer’s Bone about how he developed his love for films, his inspiration for such movies as “What About Bob?” and “8 Heads in a Duffel Bag,” and the current state of filmmaking in Hollywood.

 

Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy also talk about the movies they like to watch on Thanksgiving Day.   

 

 

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Dan Jurgens, comic book artist and writer, talks to Writer’s Bone about how he got his start, creating Doomsday and killing Superman, and his thoughts on today’s superhero movie craze.

 

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Local Boston historian Barbara Berenson talks to Daniel Ford about her book, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution.

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Actress Stephanie Andujar drops by Writer’s Bone to talk about her roles in “Orange Is the New Black” and “A Walk Among The Tombstones” and what you have to do to make it as an actress.

 

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Sean Tuohy talks to Derek Heid, a writer for New Times, about a sunny place for shady people: Florida.

 

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Stand-up comedian, writer, and producer Sara Schaefer stops by Writer’s Bone to talk about the Mall of America, the art of making someone laugh, the lessons she learned from Louis CK, and the unpredictable nature of stand-up comedy.

 

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Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford broadcast live from the 2014 Boston Book Festival and McGreevy’s Irish Pub & Sports Bar. The guys discuss the exhibitors’ passion for writing and reading, the entertaining and engaging authors they ran into, and why writers should seek out their own hometown book and writing festivals to spark their creativity.

 

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Legendary stand up comedian Robert Kelly talks to Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford about fatherhood, hanging out with Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, and Jim Norton at New York City’s Comedy Cellar, his podcast “You Know What Dude?” and how he remains a Boston kid at heart.

 

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Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan return to Writer’s Bone to talk about their upcoming show at Laugh Boston from Oct. 9 to Oct. 12, their podcast Chewin’ It,” their web series “Fatty and Tatty,” and the status of “Super Troopers 2.”

Need more Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme? Check out their official website, or follow them on Twitter @HeffernanRules and @SteveLemmeAlso check out, You Can’t Have a Fist Fight Alone: 12 Questions With Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of Broken Lizard. 

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Bryan Johnson talks to Sean Tuohy about the upcoming season of AMC’s “Comic Book Men” and his work with Kevin Smith.

 

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In the latest installment of the Writer’s Bone podcast, Daniel and Sean talk about young adult novels and films, poorly written filth that shouldn’t have seen the page never mind a movie theater, novels that should be made into television shows, Sean's script for the The Newspapermen, Florida barbecue, and why popcorn and corn on the cob need an update.

 

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Comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane talk to Sean Tuohy about their new documentary “Women Aren’t Funny.”

 

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Our podcast partner in crime Doug Richardson returns to talk to Sean Tuohy about summer movies, screenwriting, and fun Hollywood stories.

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Sean Tuohy talks to author David Eddie about his novel Chump Change, how he first went about publishing his work, what it’s like writing for a newspaper, and why writers should tune out the world while writing.

 

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Screenwriters Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt stopped blowing things up long enough to talk to Sean Tuohy about their work with Sylvester Stallone on the “Expendables 3” script. “Expendables 3” hits theaters Aug. 14.

 

 

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On the heels of a recently signed $15 million book deal and the release of his new book, The Sixth Extinction, James Rollins returns to Writer’s Bone to talk about his new novel, staying sharp after writing more than 25 novels, and why writers should be writing every day and reading every night.

 

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Robin Williams died Aug. 11 at the age of 63. Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford spend a couple minutes remembering one of their favorite comics that is gone much, much too soon.

 

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Sean Tuohy talks to up-and-coming filmmaker Chris Bragel about his upcoming film “Until The Barking Stops” and his passion for making movies.

 

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Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford are reunited and it feels so good (It actually feels sweaty, awkward, and insecure…). The guys talk about their summer reading lists, Sean’s anger toward the new “Mad Max” movie, superhero burnout, and their appearance in Jacqueline Druga’s new novel.

 

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Brad Taylor, author of The Taskforce series, talks to Daniel Ford about his new book Days of Rage, how his military experience influences his writing, and how he developed his character Pike Logan.

 

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy dicuss Sean’s stand up career and his influences, and then Rich Vos stops by to talk to Sean about comedy, his podcast “My Wife Hates Me,” and his upcoming show at Laugh Boston on June 26-28.

 

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss Stephen King’s The Shining and Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of the novel. The guys also talk about their love of King’s characters and writing style and their favorite books by the New England-based writer.

 

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Stand-up comedian and actor Jason Nash talks to Sean Tuohy about the upcoming release of his feature film “Jason Nash Is Married,” how his friends helped him make the movie, how he got started in comedy, and his energetic Vine videos.

 

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Comic Dan St. Germain talks with Sean Tuohy about his web series “Kicking Dan Out,” his recently released standup album “Bad at the Good Times,” and his serious/silly outlook on life.

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy are reunited and it feels so good. The guys talk about books and movies that feature the end of the world and then chat with author Jacqueline Druga to find out how she goes about destroying civilization. She also agrees to kill the guys off in her next novel. Wait, what?

 

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In Part 2 of an epic conversation, Sean Tuohy and Doug Richardson talk about how new technology influences screenwriting and the late Stephen J. Cannell.

 

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In Part 1 of an epic conversation, Sean Tuohy and Doug Richardson talk Richard Gere, keeping your name out there as a screenwriter, taking risks as a writer, and what Doug’s new Twitter handle should be.

 

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Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and General, The Last Full Measure, and, most recently, The Smoke at Dawn, talks with Daniel Ford about taking over his father Michael Shaara’s Civil War series, a few of his favorite historical figures, and why writers need to focus on telling the best story they can possibly tell.

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Award-winning horror author Brian Keene knows a thing or two about zombies, the undead, and dark fantasy. These are things therapists have mentioned after the words “Sean Tuohy” for years (even while sick, Daniel Ford can’t resist a crack at Sean’s expense). Sean went Han Solo and talked to Keene about his writing career and how he’s influenced zombie pop culture.

 

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy talk about a news story that could only happen in Florida, what memories came to mind on Mother’s Day, and why today’s romantic comedies aren’t as good anymore.

 

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After sending Writer’s Bone an advanced copy of The Kill Switch, Rollins sat down with Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy to discuss his writing process, what’s next for his new duo and his Sigma Force series, and the most scared he’s been on one of his real-life adventures.

 

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy get deep…really deep…in the latest Writer’s Bone podcast. The pair talks about how they channel emotion into their writing and in what ways it both helps and hinders their processes.

 

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Bob Mayer, former U.S. Army Green Beret, best-selling author of the Green Beret and Area 51 series, and one of our Badass Writers of the Week, stops by the podcast to talk about how he started writing while learning martial arts in Korea, why up-and-coming writers need to learn more about the publishing business, and how his writing process has evolved over time.

 

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Boyd Morrison, author of the Tyler Locke series, talks to the guys about his cool careers before becoming a writer, his writing process, which of his characters he’d like to be stuck on a deserted island with, and how perseverance eventually wins out in the writing world. There is also a debate on whether Alex Trebek looks better with or without a moustache (Morrison just happens to be a one-day "Jeopardy!" champion).

 

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Daniel Ford, Sean Tuohy, and Stephanie Schaefer discuss the first creative words they ever wrote. Sean also makes fun of Daniel for having an archive and talks about his trip home to South Florida.

 

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Peter Sherwood, author of the pale of memory and The Murdery Delicious Hamwich Gumm Mystery, talks with Daniel Ford about his writing process, his love of cooking and food, and what’s next for his dynamic duo Reynald and Willoughby Chalmers. Sean Tuohy also rants about public transit after he’s left stranded in Waltham.

 

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy talk about their worst fears as writers, how they build and then overcome their personal writing roadblocks, and their advice to young, up-and-coming writers.

 

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In a special Sunday podcast, Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss the “How I Met Your Mother” finale. Inspired by Stephanie Schaefer’s take on the popular television show, the guys discuss how they first started watching the show, what episodes resonated with them the most, and how they would have brought the series to a close.

 

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In part two of a two-part interview, Doug Richardson, screenwriter of Die Hard 2 and Bad Boys and author of True Believers, talks about the wondeful shallowness of the Oscars and weird Hollywood encounters.

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In part one of a two-part interview, Doug Richardson, screenwriter of Die Hard 2 and Bad Boys and author of True Believers, talks about how he fell backwards into writing, how the screenwriting process has changed, and why Timothy Dalton wasn’t a good James Bond.

 

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Nate Quarry, former mixed martial arts fighter and author of the comic book "Zombie Cage Fighter," talks to the guys about how he got his start in Ultimate Fighting and how many zombies he could take out during the first hour of the zombie apocalypse.

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Sean Tuohy, Rachel Tyner, Stephanie Schaefer, and Daniel Ford get together to talk about writing, teachers that inspired them, and what's next for Writer's Bone.

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Michelle McNamara, founder of True Crime Diary, talks to the guys about how she started writing, cold cases, and how she uses social media in her investigations.

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Tim Dorsey, author of Florida Roadkill and former journalist with The Tampa Tribune, talks about writing, South Florida, and Cuban sandwiches. He also tells a story about a T-bird and a Presidential motorcade.

 

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Andrew Klavan, author of True Crime and Don’t Say A Word, talks to the guys about how he got his start, the revolution going on in writing and reading, and the inspirations for his characters Weiss and Bishop.

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David Morrell, New York Times best-selling thriller author and the creator of John Rambo, talks to Writer’s Bone about First Blood, how he got into writing, and his advice to young writers.

 

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Award winning and New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Cantrell calls in from Germany to discuss her character Hannah Vogel, her writing process, upcoming projects, and her favorite thing to eat in Berlin.

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Raymond Benson, author of six James Bond novels and the Black Stiletto series, talks to Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy about spies and the Cold War, Jethro Tull, his writing process, and his eclectic career in the arts. Also, Writer's Bone contributor Stephanie Schaefer drops by to talk about her generation's lack of classy attire.

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Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire mystery series, talks to Writer's Bone about his writing process, the hit A&E show based on Walt, and why westerns have lasting appeal. 

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Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford talk about the worst jobs they ever had while dreaming about being writers.

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy spend a Friday night eating bacon jam and talking about why writers tend to have substance abuse problems.

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Charles Ardai, novelist and founder of Hard Case Crime, sits down with Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy to talk about his website, which hard-boiled detective he'd like to work with, and why up-and-coming writers shouldn't be afraid of rejection.

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In this episode of Writer's Bone, Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss writers who influenced them early in life, what their writer processes are like, Super Bowl ads, and the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The guys also talk about food. A lot. 

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The inaugural podcast of Writer's Bone features Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discussing how they got started as writers and who the real Master of the Universe is.

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