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A podcast for the conversationalist. Aspiring writers, best-selling scribes, and award-winning screenwriters confront existential dread and writing angst! On our show, you can listen to your favorite authors, screenwriters, and storytellers, as well as learn about new rising stars.

Nov 28, 2016

William Wisher Jr.—whose credits include “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Judge Dredd,” and “I.T.”—talks to Sean Tuohy about his path to becoming a screenwriter, working as a script doctor, his screenwriting process, working with James Cameron on the Terminator movies, and why he’s always learning new...

Nov 22, 2016

Gene Policinski, longtime journalist, chief operating officer for the Newseum Institute, and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, talks to Daniel Ford about 2016 Presidential Election coverage, why we need more shoe-leather reporting, and what lessons news organizations, editors, and reporters need...

Nov 18, 2016

Laura McHugh, award-winning author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood, talks to Daniel Ford about how she became a storyteller, her organic writing process, how she crafts her Midwestern settings, and what she has planned next.

Nov 14, 2016

Nicole Blades, author of The Thunder Beneath Us and Earth’s Waters, talks to Daniel Ford about her lifelong love of reading and writing, how she developed the character Best Lightburn, and why writers need to use their own voices to write the stories they would want to read.

Nov 11, 2016

Lee Child, author of Killing Floor and Make Me, talks to Sean Tuohy about why he still loves writing Jack Reacher adventures, his approach to storytelling, and why he made the decision to explore Reacher’s past in his new novel Night School.