Go Advanced Search
 

Subscribe to this:

Podcast
Podcast


Browse & Access 100,000 Audio Books Unlimited on Scribd






Podcasts in These Categories
Find More Titles by
This Author: Brian Koppelman

Slate's The Moment Podcast by Brian Koppelman

Slate's The Moment Podcast

by Brian Koppelman

Product Details

Share This

Description

Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.


People Who Liked Slate's The Moment Podcast Also Liked These Podcasts:
  Anais Nin Podcast
by Paul Herron

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

Podcast Episodes




If this Podcast isn't working, please let us know by emailing us and we will try to fix it ASAP:

Podcast Feed URL:
  • Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian 6/13/18
    Wed, Jun 13, 2018


    Brian talks to Armen Keteyen and Jeff Benedict about Tiger Woods, race and the obligations of the biographer. ?

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ken Auletta 6/5/18
    Tue, Jun 05, 2018


    Ken Auletta, legendary journalist and writer, on why curiosity saved him. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Aimee Mann 5/29/18
    Tue, May 29, 2018


    In 2015 Aimee Mann, one of the best songwriters of our generation, joined Brian to discuss the evolution of her music, the time she spent with ‘Til Tuesday, and the way Aimee thinks about creating songs.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Paul Schrader 5/22/18
    Tue, May 22, 2018


    Paul Schrader, maybe the best living screenwriter, on making the best movie of his career at 71. (Warning: some spoilers of First Reformed).

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Eric Heisserer 5/16/18
    Wed, May 16, 2018


    Eric Heisserer, Arrival screenwriter, on how to keep going when everyone in your life tells you to give up

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Paul Giamatti 5/8/18
    Tue, May 08, 2018


    Paul Giamatti, the well respected, award-winning actor who stars along side Damian Lewis in Showtime's series, Billions, joins Brian to discuss working together on the set of the show.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Alex Guarnaschelli 5/1/18
    Tue, May 01, 2018


    Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Brian in a wide ranging convo about food, life and living up to impossible expectations.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Dan Richer 4/24/18
    Tue, Apr 24, 2018


    Dan Richer on how his pursuit of excellence led to him being named  New York’s best pizza chef—while living in New Jersey!

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jeffrey DeMunn 4/17/18
    Tue, Apr 17, 2018


    Jeffrey DeMunn,  from Billions and Walking Dead, on a lifetime as an actor. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Guy Fieri 4/10/18
    Tue, Apr 10, 2018


    Food Network legend Guy Fieri on how to harness your personal power.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Tony Gilroy 4/3/18
    Tue, Apr 03, 2018


    The legend Tony Gilroy is back.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Brian Koppelman 3/27/18
    Tue, Mar 27, 2018


    Brian answers your questions about how to be your most creative self.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Wylie Dufresne 3/20/18
    Tue, Mar 20, 2018


    Wylie Dufresne, legendary, groundbreaking chef, on his reason why.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Asia Kate Dillon 3/13/18
    Tue, Mar 13, 2018


    Asia Kate Dillon, trailblazer, Taylor Mason on Billions, on making the decision to come back to New York after it had beaten them the first time.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Tom McCarthy: (10/27/15)
    Tue, Mar 06, 2018


    Tom McCarthy, from when Spotlight came out, on the highs and lows of the creative life

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Clancy Brown 2/27/18
    Tue, Feb 27, 2018


    Clancy Brown on what it felt like up on that roof in Shawshank. And how surprised he was when Highlander became a cult classic.  

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ruben Santiago Hudson 2/20/18
    Tue, Feb 20, 2018


    Ruben Santiago Hudson, actor, playwright and director on his almost impossible journey from welfare rooming house to the Tony Awards.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • John August 2/13/18
    Tue, Feb 13, 2018


    John August, screenwriter of Big Fish, Go and Charlie's Angels, on the rewards of always pushing yourself into new fields, as he did with his first middle grades novel, Arlo Finch in the Valley Of Fire.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Craig Finn 2/6/18
    Tue, Feb 06, 2018


    Craig Finn on the state of The Hold Steady, Small r redemption and how to find God in Chicago

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Brian Koppelman 1/30/18
    Tue, Jan 30, 2018


    It's the first ever, Ask Me Anything in The Moment. Brian answers your questions and talks about how to live a creative life, process, and bumps along the way. ?

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Seth Godin 1/23/18
    Tue, Jan 23, 2018


    Seth Godin, best selling author and certified genius, on the pursuit of excellence and how to actually do the work you dream of doing

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Adam Carolla 1/16/18
    Tue, Jan 16, 2018


    Adam Carolla is back for a second visit. He and Brian get into all of it!

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jon Bon Jovi 1/9/18
    Tue, Jan 09, 2018


    Jon Bon Jovi, newly elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in his first ever no holds barred podcast interview

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • AJ Jacobs 1/2/18
    Tue, Jan 02, 2018


    AJ Jacobs, the immersion journalist, talks about how treating your life as an experiment can lead to an interesting and fulfilling life

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Peter Buck and Corin Tucker: Filthy Friends 12/19/17
    Tue, Dec 19, 2017


    Peter Buck (REM) and Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) talk to Brian about their new, amazing band

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon 12/12/17
    Tue, Dec 12, 2017


    Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon on what it took to turn their life story into the movie of the year

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Danny Meyer 12/5/17
    Tue, Dec 05, 2017


    Danny Meyer, the world’s most successful restaurateur on how and when to trust your gut

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Eric Heisserer 11/28/17
    Tue, Nov 28, 2017


    Eric Heisserer, Arrival screenwriter, on how to keep going when everyone in your life tells you to give up

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jenna Fischer 11/21/17
    Tue, Nov 21, 2017


    Jenna Fischer joins Brian to discuss breaking in, staying in, and how to be a professional

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Christina Tosi 11/14/17
    Tue, Nov 14, 2017


    Brian talks to the genius behind Milk Bar about fighting for your place at the table, how to create blinding innovations, and the value of a sweet tooth.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Mike Mills 11/7/17
    Tue, Nov 07, 2017


    REM's Mike Mills, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Automatic For The People, on the Moment the band came together, how they kept it together, and why they remain so important to their fans all these years later. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • New Episode November 7th!?
    Tue, Oct 31, 2017


    The Moment is coming back! Brian talks about why the show matters so much to him. And tells us who the next guest will be. Featuring Mike Mills and Christina Tosi. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Bomani Jones 7/25/17
    Tue, Jul 25, 2017


    Note: This is the last episode of The Moment in collaboration with Slate. The Moment will continue, and if you're already subscribed to this feed, you will continue to receive new episodes when they are released.

    Brian sits down with sportscaster Bomani Jones of ESPN's The Right Time, The Evening Jones, and until recently, the show Highly Questionable, about being "the smartest man in sports", his background in economics, and how he checks himself.

    Support for this podcast comes from Prudential. Their new podcast Everyday Bravery brings inspiring and personal stories about finding the courage that brings out the best in us. Go to EverydayBravery.com or subscribe to Everyday Bravery wherever podcasts are available. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Alton Brown 7/11/17
    Tue, Jul 11, 2017


    Brian sits down with Alton Brown of Good Eats, Iron Chef America, and more, to discuss his history with the band R.E.M., the origins of Good Eats, and Alton's love of Gaines-Burgers dog food. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Don Winslow 6/27/17
    Tue, Jun 27, 2017


    Brian Koppelman sits down with Author Don Winslow to talk about his new book The Force, which Stephen King calls "The Godfather, only with cops". Plus, honor and loyalty, cops, and how to write a first novel.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • El-P 6/13/17
    Tue, Jun 13, 2017


    Brian Koppelman is joined by El-P to discuss his musical development and growing up in New York City. Best known as one half of Run The Jewels, El-P has been producing and rapping for decades, first as part of Company Flow and then as a solo artist and producer on albums like Cannibal Ox’s The Cold Vein, Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music, and his solo albums Fantastic Damage and Cancer 4 Cure. They discuss how El-P got into hip-hop, high school delinquency, achieving massive success, and finding his place in music.









    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Slaid Cleaves 5/30/17
    Tue, May 30, 2017


    Brian Koppelman sits down with singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves to discuss his origins, influences, and where his music comes from. Slaid performs two songs, "Cry" from the albums Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away and Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge and the new song "Already Gone" from Ghost On the Car Radio.

    The Moment is brought to you by Showstopper, a new podcast from Spotify. Showstopper answers the question “how did that awesome song end up in that great show?” Listen to Showstopper and your favorite music on the Spotify mobile app for free now.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Christine Vachon: 5/16/17
    Tue, May 16, 2017


    Long-time independent film producer Christine Vachon of Killer Films sits down with Brian Koppelman to discuss her career as a producer in the industry. They talk about what it was like getting started in the early years of her career, about some of her early work, about what it looks like for women in the industry now and about how she stays engaged and inspired. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Hank Azaria: 5/2/17
    Tue, May 02, 2017


    Brian Koppelman is joined by Hank Azaria to talk about Hank's TV series Brockmire, in which Hank plays baseball announcer Jim Brockmire who has a very public meltdown when he learns of his wife's infidelity. They talk about Hank's early career as a an actor, his gift of mimicry and how he's been able to cope with being a perfectionist. Plus, they clear up a little beef about a poker game. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Mike Murphy: 4/18/17
    Tue, Apr 18, 2017


    Republican strategist and host of the podcast Radio Free GOP Mike Murphy sat down with Brian Koppelman for a conversation about how some from both sides of the political spectrum are behaving during a time in which traditional democratic norms are threatened. They touch on the fundamental differences between Democrats and Republicans, the extremes of both parties and how Murphy established his Republican ideals in college. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Beth Schacter: 4/4/17
    Tue, Apr 04, 2017


    Beth Schacter is a writer and producer on the show Quantico. Beth and Brian talk about her early career as a filmmaker and about how she developed her exceptional taste. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Best of Seth Godin: 3/21/2017
    Tue, Mar 21, 2017


    In this special episode, hear excerpts from three conversations between Brian Koppelman and New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin. The first conversations between Brian and Seth aired in October 2014. They've since maintained a friendship and rapport which carries throughout each episode.

    To find these full conversations, visit The Moment's podcast feed wherever you get your podcasts. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Hooman Majd: 3/7/17
    Tue, Mar 07, 2017


    Hooman Majd grew up the son of an Iranian diplomat. He talks with Brian about his experience as Iranian-American and muslim, how he began to write about Iran after a long career in the music industry and his identity under the Trump administration.

    Production note: this podcast was recorded in January soon after Trump's executive action banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority muslim countries entry into the U.S.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Tony Gilroy: 2/28/17
    Tue, Feb 28, 2017


    In this re-run episode produced by the former Grantland Media, Brian sits down with Tony Gilroy, write and director of 'Michael Clayton' and the 'Bourne' movies to discuss why and how he continues to pursue his work. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Marcus Samuelsson:2/21/17
    Tue, Feb 21, 2017


    Marcus Samuelsson is the chef and co-owner of Red Rooster in Harlem, an American cuisine restaurant that celebrates the tastes and different cultures of Harlem.  Samuelsson recently authored The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. They talk about Marcus’s journey as an immigrant making his way as a New York City chef, how he began learning about Harlem to create food there, and about the role food plays at different moments in culture. 

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Patterson Hood: 2/14/17
    Tue, Feb 14, 2017


    Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers stopped by to talk to Brian about how the group's latest album American Band came to be just before the election. They talk about Patterson's writing process, his influences, including Bruce Springsteen, and about the moment when Jason Isbell stood in for a set at a house show. Plus, Patterson plays one of Brian's favorite songs from the new album-- 'Ever South.'

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Evan McMullin: 2/7/17
    Tue, Feb 07, 2017


    This conversation really began in December of last year when Brian posed a question to Evan McMullin on Twitter. Now Brian and Evan sit down to continue it. Evan McMullin, who ran as an independent in the 2016 presidential election and secured 21% of the vote in Utah, shares why he ran for president, about how his time as a CIA operative and his years of mission work inform his political views, and lays out what Americans can really do under this new administration. McMullin actively speaks out against President Trump and he recently co-founded Stand Up Republic, an organization aimed at preserving traditional American principles.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Josh Ritter: 1/31/17
    Tue, Jan 31, 2017


    Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter sits down with Brian to talk about his new album Sermon on the Rocks, his influences including Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, and his early life teaching himself music. You can check out Ritter's Sermon on the Rocks here

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Mike Lupica: 1/18/17
    Thu, Jan 19, 2017


    Mike Lupica talks about Donald Trump, how he thinks about his writing, and how he started writing in the first place. Come for the podcast, stay for Brian's incredible Dunkin' Donuts story.

    The Moment is brought to you by Dunkin’ Donuts. Upgrade your day with DD Perks. Earn a free Dunkin’ Donuts beverage when you enroll by using promo code DDPODCAST, and speed past the line in store with on-the-go ordering. Download the Dunkin’ app and enroll today.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Adam Carolla: 1/10/17
    Tue, Jan 10, 2017


    In this previously unaired episode, Brian joins Adam Carolla in his Carolla Digital studios for a chat about what he thinks people get wrong about him (5:00), why he always answers the question that's asked of him and the problems associated with that (16:00), and the two ponder the question of a "level-playing field" (22:00). Plus, the two discuss racial representation in careers and institutions (32:00), how Adam thought about himself when he was young (43:00), and to wrap things up, Adam gives us an example of a time he admits he was wrong (54:00).

    This conversation was taped in April 2016 and is being aired for the first time today.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • James Altucher: 1/3/17
    Tue, Jan 03, 2017


    Back for his 2nd appearance on The Moment, James Altucher joins Brian to hammer out why this show (yes, this one — The Moment) went on a hiatus after the election. Here, James tries to convince Brian as to why these conversations are of importance in a world where Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States (2:00). Also, Brian and James discuss a moving piece written by James about why he believes he wasn’t a good parent and how James goes about checking in with himself in times of stress (14:00). Later on the two talk about how to best use their time and their resources once the new President enters office to make real tangible changes in the world (26:00) and address their concerns with the incoming administration (30:00). And finally, James talks about his new book, Reinvent Yourself (48:00).

    James’ new book can be purchased by clicking here.

    What happens to our digital lives when we’re gone? LifeAfter, a new series from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the creators of last year’s award-winning The Message, explores these very questions. Listen and download LifeAfter wherever you find your podcasts.

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Leave a Review: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • John Grisham: 11/1/16
    Tue, Nov 01, 2016


    John Grisham is the internationally known best selling author of some of the best legal thrillers of our time (A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief). In his first longform podcast interview, John joins Brian to talk about whether or not he has a mission in his writing (1:30), when he first started thinking of himself as a writer (14:30), and how he structures his stories (23:45). Plus, John tells us why he didn't take it personally when he received numerous rejection letters for his first novel (36:00), what keeps him up at night and wanting to write the next book (41:30), and finally whether or not he sees the appeal for Donald Trump (48:00).

    John's new book The Whistler can be purchased by clicking here.

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Leave a Review: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Daniel Negreanu: 10/18/16
    Tue, Oct 18, 2016


    Daniel Negreanu is one of (if not the best) poker player in the world today. He has set all kinds of records in the poker community, but today he tells us how he did it. To kick things off, Brian and Daniel discuss their old spat from Tilt and how their relationship has changed since then (5:00), when Daniel decided to become a professional poker player (17:00), and how he observes people to pick up information (27:00). Also, the two talk about how Daniel's definition of success has changed over the years (32:00), what he's interested in outside the poker table (45:00), and how the Rocky movies help get him ready to make a run at the WSOP Final Table every year (54:00).

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Leave a Review: itunes.com/themoment

    The Moment is brought to you by Freshbooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to- day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30 day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to FreshBooks.com/MOMENT and enter MOMENT in the “how did you hear about us” section.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Richard Shindell: 10/4/16
    Tue, Oct 04, 2016


    Richard Shindell is a singer-songwriter who is best known for telling deeply human stories with his songs. His latest album, which you can purchase by clicking here, is Careless. We kick off today's show with Richard playing a song off the new album titled "All Wide Open." Then, Brian and Richard talk about the themes which Richard keeps revisiting in his songs (10:30), the time he spent in the seminary (20:30), and why this new album is a kind of departure for him creatively (34:00). The two round out the conversation talking about Richard's writing process (44:00) and why the dispossessed are so often featured in his music (54:00). Richard ends the podcast by playing one of Brian's favorite songs "Kentworth of My Dreams."

    The Moment is brought to iBooks. iBooks is the place to find the books that people are talking about right now, including Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen’s memoir. It's a mix of beautiful nostalgia and straight talk about family, fame, and music. Get it on apple.co/brucespringsteen, where you’ll find all his music too.

    Panoply Survey
    We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved. To fill out the survey, just go to: www.panoply.fm/survey.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Will Toledo (Car Seat Headrest): 9/27/16
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016


    At 24, Will Toledo is the lead singer-songwriter for one of this summer's hottest bands, Car Seat Headrest. He's also the youngest guest to ever be on The Moment. Today, Will talks about how he thinks about structuring an album (6:00), trying not to repeat the narrative of his predecessors (14:00), and how he receives feedback for his songs (28:30). Plus, Will and Brian discuss the wide audience Car Seat Headrest is reaching with its new album (37:00) and why it's important for artists to shape their own work rather than be shaped by their audience (41:30). And on a final note, Will is already working on the next album and he's thinking it may be a little different (55:00).

    You can check out Car Seat Headrest's latest release, Teens of Denial, by clicking here.

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Leave a Review: itunes.com/themoment

    The Moment is brought to you by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/MOMENT.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Seth Godin: 9/20/16
    Tue, Sep 20, 2016


    Back for his 3rd appearance on the show – New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin, joins Brian this week to talk about his upcoming book, "What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind?" (3:00). You can preorder Seth's book by clicking here. To start things off, Seth and Brian discuss the concept of "certainty" in creation (11:00), whether or not writer's block really exists (20:00), and why Seth used to ask the question "How many gas stations are there in the United States?" when interviewing potential employees (36:00). To round out the conversation, the two reflect on different artists and how they approached creating their art (40:00) and why fear is signal that you're doing something right (54:00). 

    The Moment is brought to you by Upstanders, a new podcast from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Hear stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Listen and subscribe to Upstanders on iTunes now.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Glen Phillips: 9/6/16
    Tue, Sep 06, 2016


    Glen Phillips is a singer-songwriter best known for his work with Toad the Wet Sprocket. He has a new solo album coming out called Swallowed by the New which you can pre-order by clicking here. Today, Glen & Brian jump right into it and talk about Glen's recent divorce and other catastrophic changes in his life (4:00), writing songs about these difficult moments in life (11:30), and how hope makes its way into his music (25:00). Plus, Glen takes a look at his career and how he's now in the business of reaching less people more deeply (35:00). Also, Brian talks about a letter he sent to Glen when he was having complicated feelings about his success (45:00) and asks Glen about the advice he would give his talented daughter about entering the music business (56:00). Glen ends the show by playing an incredible rendition of a song off the new album, "Criminal Career."

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Leave a Review: itunes.com/themoment

    The Moment is brought to you by Blue Apron. For less than 10 dollars per meal, Blue Apron delivers meal kits right to your door to make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/MOMENT.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Michael Chiklis: 8/23/16
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016


    Michael Chiklis is an actor and a musician best known for his work on FX's The Shield and Gotham on FOX. He has a new album coming out called Influence which you can pre-order by clicking here. Today, Michael talks about the commencement speech he gave at his daughter's graduation this past spring (5:00), growing up in New England with a working class father and a mother who aspired to be in the Opera (12:00), and why he became filled with rage when he auditioned for the lead role in FX's The Shield (24:00). Plus, Michael discusses the performance aspect of performance art and how he channels his energy like a great athlete to live up to and completely in the moment (38:00). The two round out their conversation by discussing Mike's latest venture, a new album called Influence, and why the theatrical bands of the 70's and 80's made an impression on him as a young actor (45:00).

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Leave a Review: itunes.com/themoment

    The Moment is brought to you by Freshbooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to- day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30 day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to FreshBooks.com/MOMENT and enter MOMENT in the “how did you hear about us” section.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Mike Birbiglia: 7/26/16
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016


    Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker. His latest film, produced alongside This American Life's Ira Glass, is Don't Think Twice and is out for limited release this week. Today, Mike talks about workshopping the script for Don't Think Twice (5:00), how he absorbs story notes (16:00), and how fatherhood changed his priorities and his writing (23:00). Plus, Mike discusses how he tries to find a balance between being selfish and selfless (30:00) and how long the good feeling of making people laugh actually lasts (43:00).

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Leave a Review: itunes.com/themoment

    The Moment is brought to you by Freshbooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to- day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30 day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to FreshBooks.com/MOMENT and enter MOMENT in the “how did you hear about us” section.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Mark Halperin: 7/13/16
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016


    Mark Halperin is the co-host of With All Due Respect on Bloomberg TV and the Executive Producer of Showtime’s The Circus (Sunday nights at 8PM). Today, Mark talks about his beginnings as a journalist (2:00), makes his argument about why the media is liberally bias (14:00), and questions how much longer he’ll be covering politics (26:00). Plus, John talks about why he believes most politicians are in public office to do good (35:00) and what his number one question would be if he had the chance to interview Justice John Roberts (42:00).

    The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast that gets personal about making, losing, and living with money. Created by Umpqua Bank and hosted by SuChin Pak, download and subscribe to Open Account wherever you get your podcasts. 

    And by FreshBooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to-day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30-day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to FreshBooks.com/MOMENT and enter MOMENT in the “how did you hear about us” section.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Savannah Guthrie: 6/21/16
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016


    Savannah Guthrie is the co-anchor of The Today Show and the Chief Legal Correspondent of NBC News. Today she joins Brian for a conversation about her life as a young adult, landing her first gig on TV, and how she prepares to interview the likes of Donald Trump. Savannah also talks about how she views her position in the media and tells a great story about deciding to go law school and making the decision that changed the course of her life.

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppleman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Alan Furst: 6/7/16
    Tue, Jun 07, 2016


    Alan Furst is the bestselling author of Midnight in Europe, Night Soldiers, and Spies of the Balkans. His latest book, A Hero of France, is out now and available by clicking here. Today, Alan discusses how he first came about creating his own fictional world in the tradition of William Faulkner and William Kennedy (2:00), the question he asked himself which opened him up as a writer (10:30), and the idea of a certain kind of heroism in his books (24:00). Plus, Alan talks about why he hasn’t returned to France in years (34:00) and the creative routine he established to become a master of historical spy fiction (44:00).

    The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast that gets personal about making, losing, and living with money. Created by Umpqua Bank and hosted by SuChin Pak, download and subscribe to Open Account wherever you get your podcasts.

    And by FreshBooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to-day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30-day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to FreshBooks.com/Moment and enter “Moment” in the “how did you hear about us” section. 

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Andrew Zimmern: 5/24/16
    Tue, May 24, 2016


    Andrew Zimmern is best known as the creator and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel. New episodes of Bizarre Foods begin June 21st at 9PM and his new show, Driven By Food, premieres in August. On today's show, Andrew talks about the transformative power of travel (7:00), a life changing trip to Madagascar (15:00), and the decision he made to be himself, rather than a character of himself, on Bizarre Foods (27:00). Plus, Andrew and Brian discuss his love of tussling with the network (35:00), a story behind the first episode of his new show, Driven By Food (47:00), and how show business is the perfect business for Andrew to grow spiritually and artistically (55:00).

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Hayes Carll: 5/17/16
    Tue, May 17, 2016


    Hayes Carll is a singer-songwriter who just released the best album of his career called Lovers
    and Leavers
    . You can purchase it by clicking here. To kick off the show, Hayes plays a song from the new album called “Sake of the Song” and then talks to Brian about getting out of his creative comfort zone (8:00), the process of creating the album (16:00), and the fear of not doing what was expected of him (30:00). Plus, Hayes and Brian learn about the death of Guy Clark (38:00) and discuss how his new songs are being received and what it feels like to reconnect with his music and fans.

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ryan Holiday: 5/3/16
    Tue, May 03, 2016


    Ryan Holiday is a writer, marketer, and entrepreneur best known for his books Trust Me I'm Lying and The Obstacle is the Way. Ryan's latest book, Ego is the Enemy, is due out in early June. Preorder it today by clicking here. This week, Ryan talks about why he wrote a book about stoicism [5:00], how he came up with the idea for Ego is the Enemy [14:00], and the different ideas he still grapples with in his writing [27:00]. Plus, Ryan talks about the difference between ego and confidence [33:00] and why your most important networking tool is asking smart questions [46:00].

    The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast that gets personal about making, losing, and living with money. Created by Umpqua Bank and hosted by SuChin Pak, download and subscribe to Open Account wherever you get your podcasts.

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Review us: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Karyn Kusama: 4/19/16
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016


    Karyn Kusama is the director of four films including the Sundance award winning movie, Girlfight, and the recently released dinner party thriller, The Invitation – available now by clicking here. Today on the show, Karyn talks about the movies that influenced The Invitation (4:00), recognizing the strangeness in great works of art (11:00), and why men are afforded more opportunities than women in the movie making business (26:00). Plus, Brian and Karyn discuss how directing television keeps you creatively fit (38:00), how Karyn checks in with herself about the work she wants to be creating (42:00), and why, in adulthood, she’s finally finding the strength in being a vulnerable human being (53:00).

    The Moment is brought to you by Monster. Find employees who work as hard as you at Monster.com/hiring. Monster. Find Better.

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Review us: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jane Rosenthal: 4/12/16
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016


    Jane Rosenthal is one of the most renowned producers in show business. Along with Robert De Niro, she co-founded Tribeca Productions in lower Manhattan and is also the co-founder of the TriBeCa Film Festival which begins this week in New York City. Go grab your tickets today. On today’s show, Jane talks about being the first female page in the Rhode Island State House (5:00), the roadblocks she had to fight through as a young woman producing television
    (19:00), and meeting Martin Scorsese on the set of The Color of Money (23:00). Plus, Brian and Jane discuss the long road to making A Bronx Tale (31:00), Robert De Niro’s performance as Bernie Madoff in the upcoming HBO movie The Wizard of Lies (45:30), and the character trait that she knows about Hillary Clinton that nobody else can truly see (57:00).

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    Leave us a review: itunes.com/themoment

    The Moment is brought to you by Monster. Find employees who work as hard as you at Monster.com/hiring. Monster. Find Better.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Colin Quinn: (4/1/14)
    Tue, Apr 05, 2016


    Note: This podcast was originally produced and aired by Grantland in April 2014.

    Former 'SNL' star Colin Quinn and Brian trade tragic Motley Crue stories, talk about the surrealism of early Adam Sandler, and why colin digs being the Yoda of comedians.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Gabrielle Hamilton: 3/29/16
    Tue, Mar 29, 2016


    Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef and owner of Prune in New York City and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. On the show, Gabrielle talks about why irony is an enemy in modern cooking (5:30), how her abbreviated childhood shaped her personality and career (15:00), and why she doesn’t hold any concepts or philosophy about food (24:00). Plus, Brian and Gabrielle discuss whether or not she’s aware of the nostalgic dining experience she’s creating for people (34:00) and why Gabrielle doesn’t think taste is subjective (40:00).

    Topics mentioned:
    Prune
    Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
    What Salmon Know by Elwood Reid
    If I Don’t Six by Elwood Reid
    University of Michigan
    Mind of a Chef 
    Ernest Hemingway’s Six Word Story
    Mario Batali’s Six Word Memoir
    Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays
    “Romeo Had Juliette” by Lou Reed
    elBulli
    Daniel NYC

    People mentioned:
    Gabrielle Hamilton
    Elwood Reid
    Mario Batali
    David Chang
    Anthony Bourdain
    Seth Godin
    Ferran Adria
    Dan Barber

    The Moment is brought to you by Amazon. Detective Harry Bosch is back on the new season of Amazon’s Original Series Bosch, based on the best selling novels by Michael Connelly. Stream the new season now on Amazon Prime Video. 

    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Chuck Todd: (6/9/15)
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016


    Note: This episode originally aired in June 2015.

    Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of Meet the Press, talks about the political landscape and his role in it. Brian and Chuck also discuss the line between journalism and show business, the value of long-form interviews, and Chuck's waning enthusiasm for the political game. Plus, Chuck dives into his vision for Meet the Press, the burden of hosting the longest running television show in history, and the real story behind Advise and Consent.

    Topics this week:

    NBC's Meet the Press
    The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House by Chuck Todd
    The Julliard School
    Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy
    Up, Simba! an essay by David Foster Wallace
    Bulworth
    Network
    Advise and Consent
    Preston Brooks and Charles Sumner Fight
    Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston


    People this week:

    Former Senator Rick Santorum
    Governor John Kasich
    Senator Rand Paul
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney
    Senator Bernie Sanders
    Former Governor Jeb Bush
    Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    President Barack Obama
    Former Senator Lester Hunt
    Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
    Former President Bill Clinton
    Senator John McCain
    Ross Perot
    Mayor Bill de Blasio
    Bill Thompson 


    Twitter: @briankoppelman
    Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Tom Rath: 3/15/16
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016


    Tom Rath is a New York Times bestselling author and researcher best known for his books Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes and Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life. On the show, Tom shares a few tips about how to make better micro-decisions (7:00) and how to teach kids better social and behavioral dynamics (17:00). Plus, Brian and Tom discuss the work of Adam Grant and why doing things for others is often our best motivator (21:00). Tom also talks about the difference between finding happiness and finding meaning (31:00) and shares his thoughts about people pursuing their passions and how we can change employee to employer relationships to encourage people to find meaningful work (41:00). 

    You can watch Tom’s documentary, Fully Charged, by clicking here

    Topics mentioned:
    Fully Charged by Tom Rath
    Fully Charged Documentary
    Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath
    Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
    Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
    Give and Take by Adam Grant
    Originals by Adam Grant

    People mentioned:
    Tom Rath
    Brian Wansink
    Nicholas Christakis
    James Altucher
    James Fowler
    Amy Wrzesniewski

    The Moment is brought to you Monster. Find employees who work as hard as you at Monster.com/hiring. Monster. Find Better. 

    And by Amazon. Detective Harry Bosch is back on the new season of Amazon’s Original Series Bosch, based on the best selling novels by Michael Connelly. Stream the new season now on Amazon Prime Video.

    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Podcast production by Jayson De Leon

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Malin Akerman: 3/8/16
    Tue, Mar 08, 2016


    Malin Akerman is an actress best known for her roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Couples Retreat, and Showtime’s latest series, Billions. Today, Malin discusses how a tumultuous relationship with her mother shaped her career and personality (6:00), when she noticed she wanted to be an actor (11:00), and how becoming a parent moved her away from comedy and towards drama (23:00). Plus, Malin talks about how she prepares to go toe-to-toe with Maggie Siff in a scene (32:00) and the effect of being an outsider on playing American characters (36:00).

    Topics mentioned:
    Billions
    Landmark Forum
    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    Rock of Ages
    Trophy Wife
    The Ticket
    Tribeca Film Festival
    The Heartbreak Kid

    People mentioned:
    Malin Akerman
    David Levien
    Neil Burger
    Melissa Errico
    Paul Giamatti
    Oren Moverman
    Maggie Siff

    The Moment is brought to you by A&E’s hit series Bates Motel. Catch the new season when it returns Monday March 7th at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on A&E. 

    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Zach Quinto: 2/29/16
    Mon, Feb 29, 2016


    Zach Quinto is an actor and a producer best known for his roles in Heroes, Margin Call, and in the Star Trek films as Spock. Today, Zach discusses how the death of his father shaped his childhood and career (2:00), how he landed in Noah Haidle’s Smokefall (16:00), and the years of self examination that helped him better understand his goals as an artist (27:00). Plus, Zach reflects on how the plant medicine, ayahuasca, helped him release a character that lingered from Angels in America (38:00) and looks forward to his upcoming role as Glenn Greenwald in Oliver Stone’s Snowden (43:00). 

    To get tickets to see Smokefall click here

    Topics mentioned:
    Smokefall
    Margin Call
    Angels in America
    Star Trek Beyond
    Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
    The Immaculate Reception a short film by Charlotte Glynn
    Snowden
    CitizenFour
    City of Thieves
     by David Benioff
    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
    Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
    Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
    Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
    Just Kids by Patti Smith
    M-Train by Patti Smith
    Horses
    The Year of Magical Thinking 
    by Joan Didion

    People mentioned:
    Zach Quinto
    Noah Haidle
    Tony Kushner
    Charlotte Glynn
    Al Pacino
    John Cazale
    Glenn Greenwald
    Oliver Stone
    Melissa Leo
    Tom Wilkinson
    Joseph Gordon Levitt
    J.C. Chandor
    Neal Dodson
    Corey Moosa
    Christine Vachon
    Tim Ferriss

    The Moment is brought to you by A&E’s hit series Bates Motel. Catch the new season when it returns Monday March 7th at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on A&E.

    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Podcast production by Jayson De Leon.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ethan Canin: 2/23/16
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016


    Ethan Canin is the author of two short story collections (Emperor of the Air The Palace Thief) and a number of novels including his latest, A Doubter’s Almanac. On today's show, Ethan discusses one of his favorite lines in literature (4:30), the state of contemporary fiction (14:30), and why he believes America has yet to learn how to teach English (23:00). Plus, Ethan reflects on the influence of Raymond Carver on writers of his generation (28:00), the types of characters he tends to consider in his work (31:00), and why he’s trying to do "the difficult thing." (41:00)

    A Doubter’s Almanac is available now by clicking here.

    Topics mentioned:
    A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin
    Emperor of the Air by Ethan Canin
    Dreams of My Father by Barack Obama
    The Palace Thief  by Ethan Canin
    “A Silver Dish” by Saul Bellow
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
    Tenth of December by George Saunders
    City of Thieves by David Benioff
    The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
    Cathedral by Raymond Carver
    The Collected Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
    America, America by Ethan Canin
    For Kings and Planets by Ethan Canin
    “When Einstein Was Wrong” by Jonah Bromwich
    Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
    Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth
    The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies
    “Bullet in the Brain” by Tobias Wolff
    Memoir from Antproof Case by Mark Helprin
    A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin

    People mentioned:
    Ethan Canin
    Barack Obama
    Joe Fassler
    Harold Bloom
    David Foster Wallace
    Mark Leyner
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Raymond Carver
    Tess Gallagher
    Gordon Lish
    Michael Chabon
    Alice Munro
    Shakespeare
    Danielle Steel
    Elwood Reid
    Martin Amis
    Philip Roth
    William Kennedy

    The Moment is brought to you by A&E’s hit series Bates Motel. Catch the new season when it returns Monday March 7th at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on A&E. 

    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Judd Apatow: 2/16/16
    Tue, Feb 16, 2016


    Judd Apatow is a writer, director, and producer of, more than likely, one of your favorite movies or shows. Today, Judd discusses the impact of Steve Martin on his career (2:00) and the existential conflict that fuels his work (13:00). Plus, Judd talks about his role as a mentor for Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham (22:00), how he manages a writer’s room (30:00), and why he may be looking to do something different on his next big project (36:00).

    Judd’s new series, Love, is available this Friday (2/19) on Netflix. And Girls returns on HBO this Sunday (2/21).

    Topics mentioned:
    Love on Netflix
    Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow
    Girls on HBO
    Stripes
    Waiting for Godot 
    by Samuel Beckett
    Crimes and Misdemeanors
    Hannah and Her Sisters
    The Purple Rose of Cairo
    Freaks and Geeks
    Philadelphia
    Roseanne
    Tiny Furniture
    Metropolitan
    Everybody Love Raymond
    The Ben Stiller Show
    Cape Fear
    Funny People
    This is 40
    Groundhog Day

    People mentioned:
    Judd Apatow
    Adam McKay
    Garry Shandling
    Albert Brooks
    Steve Martin
    Michael Che
    Bob Shad
    Tony Robbins
    Paul Lynde
    Mike Nichols
    Mel Brooks
    Harold Ramis
    Samuel Beckett
    Paul Feig
    Bill Cosby
    Al Franken
    Kristen Wiig
    Lena Dunham
    Amy Schumer
    Leslie Mann
    Phil Rosenthal
    David Cross
    Dino Stamatopoulos
    Steve Carell

    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Michael McDermott: (6/10/14)
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016


    Matt Damon's character in 'Rounders' took his name from today's guest, great singer-songwriter Michael McDermott, who's had a long road back from darkness. (Originally aired in June 2014).

    Michael's new album, Six on the Out (2016) is available by clicking here.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • John Moreland: 2/9/16
    Tue, Feb 09, 2016


    John Moreland is a masterful singer-songwriter best known for his albums In the Throes (2013) and High on Tulsa Heat (2015). Fresh off his European tour with Jason Isbell, John joins us in the studio to talk about writing songs on the road and why nowadays, it’s more difficult to find the right melody than the right words (7:20). Plus, John describes how he first fell in love with music (12:20), why he chooses to not idolize the greats (31:15), and how his goal as a writer is to build what Bob Dylan would call “sturdy songs.” (34:00)

    Stick around at the end of the show for a performance of “Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore” by John Moreland.

    And also, please check out John’s performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert by clicking here.

    Topics mentioned:

    • High on Tulsa Heat by John Moreland
    • In the Throes by John Moreland
    • Earthbound Blues by John Moreland
    • “Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore” by John Moreland
    • “Shiny Happy People” by REM
    • “Stand” by REM
    • “White Flag” by John Moreland
    • “Elephant” by Jason Isbell
    • “Step Inside This House” by Lyle Lovett
    • “One Headlight” by The Wallflowers
    • “Rich Man’s War” by Steve Earle
    • “Hearts Too Heavy” by John Moreland
    • “Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars” by John Moreland
    • Heartworn Highways
    • Don’t Look Back
    • Old No. 1 by Guy Clark
    • Dublin Blues by Guy Clark
    • Live at The Old Quarter by Townes van Zandt
    • Run the Jewels 1 & 2
    • “Bad Liver and Broken Heart” by Hayes Carll
    • World Gone Wrong by Bob Dylan
    • “Sing Me Back Home” by Merle Haggard
    • Son of Anarchy

    People mentioned:
    • John Moreland
    • Edgar Cayce
    • Jason Isbell
    • Harry Nilsson
    • Tom Petty
    • Bruce Springsteen
    • Jason Molina
    • Lightnin’ Hopkins
    • ZZ Top
    • Guy Clark
    • Townes van Zandt
    • Red City Radio
    • Banner Pilot
    • Randy Newman
    • Aaron Lee Tasjan
    • John Prine
    • Christian Lee Hudson
    • Toby Keith

    Twitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Scott Frank: 2/2/16
    Tue, Feb 02, 2016


    Scott Frank is a distinguished screenwriter best known for movies such as Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, and A Walk Among the Tombstones. Scott’s new novel, Shaker, is written in the same vein as Elmore Leonard's finest books and is out today. This week, Brian and Scott discuss the story of how Shaker came to be after more than 20 years (1:05) and why he has never had a better experience in the arts (56:31). Plus, Scott talks about how he manages a creative collaboration (13:53), battles his writing fears (36:23), and how things are finally lining up on his longtime pet project, Godless (59:30).

    Topics mentioned:
    Shaker by Scott Frank
    Little Man Tate
    Minority Report
    A Walk Among the Tombstones
    Out of Sight
    Get Shorty
    The Wolverine
    Dead Again
    Hoke
    Marley & Me
    The Lookout
    Scott Frank’s BAFTA speech
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    The Frontpage by Ben Hecht
    A Child of the Century by Ben Hecht
    Monster: Living Off the Big Screen by John Gregory Dunne
    The Tim Ferriss Show

    People mentioned:
    Scott Frank
    Elmore Leonard
    Donald Westlake
    Carl Hiaasen
    Peter Gethers
    Bill Goldman
    Lindsay Doran
    Sydney Pollack
    Derek Haas
    Ben Hecht
    Jodie Foster
    Steven Soderbergh
    Steven Spielberg
    John Gregory Dunne
    Craig Mazin

    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Donny Deutsch: 1/26/16
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016


    Donny Deutsch is an ad executive turned TV personality and star of USA Network’s Donny! Today, Brian and Donny discuss how he cultivated creativity as the head of Deutsch Inc. (one of NYC’s top ad agencies) and how those skills transferred over to the production of his new sitcom. Plus, Donny reflects on the lessons of his father, the original founder of Deutsch, and why he’s contemplating a run for political office in New York City. 

    The first season of Donny! is available on USA On Demand and by clicking here.


    Topics mentioned:

    Deutsch Inc.
    The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch
    Donny!
    Billions
    Mad Men
    Often Wrong, Never in Doubt by Donny Deutsch and Peter Knobler
    Sarah Palin’s Donald Trump endorsement speech
    Morning Joe
    Death of Freddie Gray
    The Polo Bar NYC
    Sirius XM Stars: Dialing Donny
    The Sopranos
    The Larry Sanders Show
    Curb Your Enthusiam
    The Godfather


    People mentioned:

    Donny Deutsch
    Harvey Weinstein
    Tim Ferriss
    Harrison Ford
    Dwayne Johnson
    Jon Hamm
    Rupert Murdoch
    Seth Godin
    Bill Clinton
    Bill Gates
    George Stephanopoulos
    James Carville
    Mandy Grunwald
    Hillary Clinton
    Donald Trump
    William Bratton
    Bill de Blasio
    David Dinkins
    Rudy Giuliani
    Michael Bloomberg
    Bill Murray
    Michael J. Fox
    Charlie Rose
    Tony Robbins
    Angie Day
    Garry Shandling
    Maggie Siff


    This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions—a new series, Sundays at 10pm—only on Showtime. 


    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • David Costabile: 1/19/16
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016


    David Costabile is an actor best known for his roles on Breaking BadThe Wire, and Lincoln. He stars in Showtime’s latest series, Billions, as Mike “Wags” Wagner, the right hand man to Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Today, Brian and David discuss the actor’s process and the importance of “assuming your own brilliance.” Plus, David talks about his fanboy’ish encounter with Bryan
    Cranston, a theatre audition gone terribly wrong, and why he keeps creating rules
    for himself just to break them. 


    Topics mentioned:
    Billions
    Breaking Bad
    The Wire
    Tufts University
    Solitary Man
    The Moment with Tom McCarthy: 10/27/15
    Titanic
    Shubert Theatre
    A Chorus Line
    Spamalot
    The Mahabharata
    The Empty Space
    Caroline, or Change
    Stripes
    Heat
    The Moment with Maggie Siff: 12/1/15
    Bloodline


    People mentioned:
    David Costabile
    David Levien
    Andrew Ross Sorkin
    Bryan Cranston
    Peter O’Toole
    Tom McCarthy
    James Lapine
    Mike Nichols
    Bill Murray
    Hank Azaria
    Oliver Platt
    Antony Sher
    Tony Kushner
    Maggie Siff
    Glenn Kessler


    This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions—a new series, Sundays at 10pm—only on Showtime. 


    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Justin Townes Earle: 1/12/16
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016


    Justin Townes Earle is a distinguished singer-songwriter best known for records such as Midnight at the Movies and Harlem River Blues. Justin, the son of the legendary songwriter, Steve Earle, talks about growing up personally without his father and professionally in his wake. Plus, Justin reflects on his destructive youth, shares stories from the road, talks about learning how to read and write as a dyslexic, and why after all his struggles he still believes you don’t need to be miserable to write a great song.


    His two latest albums are Single Mothers and Absent Fathers. For a full catalog of Justin’s music click here.


    Topics mentioned:


    • Single Mothers & Absent Fathers by Justin Townes Earle
    • The Moment with Aimee Mann: 8/18/15
    • I Smile Back
    • “Midnight at the Movies” by Justin Townes Earle
    • The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
    • Closing Time by Tom Waits
    • Mindfield by Gregory Corso
    • “Cocksucking Blonde” by Stephen Yerkey
    • “Blues Run the Game” by Jackson Frank
    • “Am I That Lonely Tonight?” by Justin Townes Earle
    • “Christchurch Woman” by Justin Townes Earle
    • “Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving” by Justin Townes Earle
    • “Halfway to Jackson” by Justin Townes Earle
    • “Looking for a Place to Land” by Justin Townes Earle
    • “Hymn 101” by Joe Pug
    • “Traveling Alone” by Jason Isbell
    • “A Boy Named Sue” by Shel Silverstein
    • Guitar Town by Steve Earle
    • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    • “South Georgia Sugar Babe” by Justin Townes Earle
    • “Desperados Waiting for a Train” by Guy Clark
    • Old No. 1 by Guy Clark
    • Dublin Blues by Guy Clark
    • “Hemingway’s Whiskey” by Guy Clark
    • Hearthworn Highways
    • “You Never Even Call Me By My Name” by David Allan Coe
    • “Would You Lay with Me in a Field of Stone” by David Allan Coe
    • “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” by Bob Dylan and Eric Von Schimidt
    • “The House of the Rising Sun” by Dave Van Ronk
    • “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” a poem by Franklin P. Adams
    • Recording King guitars
    • War Elephant by Deer Tick
    • Middle Brother by Middle Brother
    • “Big Sky Country” by Chris Whitley
    • “Can’t Hardly Wait” a cover by Justin Townes Earle
    • Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now by Justin Townes Earle


    People mentioned:


    • Justin Townes Earle
    • Aimee Mann
    • Steve Earle
    • Julian Lennon
    • Jakob Dylan
    • Townes Van Zandt
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • William Burroughs
    • John Gotti
    • William Vollmann
    • William Faulkner
    • Slash
    • Scotty Melton
    • Raymond Carver
    • Malcolm Holcombe
    • Penn Jillette
    • Steve Goodman
    • John McCauley
    • Louis Armstrong
    • Cheap Trick
    • Dr. Dre
    • George Will
    • John McGraw
    • Mike Mills
    • Willie Mays
    • Tony Fitzpatrick
    • Chris Stapleton
    • Sturgill Simpson
    • Gillian Welch
    • Taylor Goldsmith
    • Dawes
    • Delta Spirit


    This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions premieres January 17th at 10pm—only on Showtime.




    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden: 1/5/16
    Tue, Jan 05, 2016


    Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking partners responsible for the movies Half NelsonSugar, and Mississippi Grind, look back at how they started making movies, talk about their creative partnership, and discuss their frustration with the amount of people who have watched Mississippi Grind. Plus, the two dissect the decisions they’ve made to keep making independent films and why directing television shows (The AffairLookingBillions) can be a scary, vulnerable experience. 

    Topics mentioned:
    Mississippi Grind, Half Nelson, Sugar, Billions, Buffalo ‘66, “How to Annoy a Fan Base in 60 Easy Steps” by Bill Simmons, Do The Right Thing, She’s Gotta Have It, Goodfellas, First Blood, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, Raising Arizona, Stranger Than Paradise, Slacker, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause” by The Jackson Five, NY 99X Radio Station, Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair, True Lies, Struggle a short film by Ryan Fleck, Creed, Hard Eight, California Split, Gowanus a short film by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, Out of Sight, The Moment with Scott Rosenberg: 12/22/15

    People mentioned:
    Vincent Gallo, Rick Barry, Spike Lee, Leonard Maltin, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Richard Linklater, Emily Dickinson, James Cameron, Grant Heslov, Ryan Coogler, Ryan Gosling, Ben Mendelsohn, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Soderbergh, James Lipton

    This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions premieres January 17th at 10pm—only on Showtime.

    Email: [email protected], Twitter: @BrianKoppelman, iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Amy Schumer: (1/19/15)
    Tue, Dec 29, 2015


    Note: This episode was produced and aired by Grantland in January 2015.

    Amy Schumer, groundbreaking comedian, on what she loves and hates about her life right now.

    Email: [email protected]: @briankoppelmanRate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Scott Rosenberg: 12/22/15
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015


    This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Scott Rosenberg, the writer best known for his movies Things To Do In Denver When You're DeadBeautiful Girls, and Con Air. The two discuss the impact of Scott's father passing away, creating languages in movies, and the themes that run through many of his films. Plus, Scott talks about how the Hollywood machine turned Gone in 60 Seconds into a different movie and why the true emotion of Scott's screenplays have rarely (if ever) been captured on screen.

    Topics mentioned:
    Things to Do When You’re Dead in Denver
    Beautiful Girls
    Con Air
    Gone in Sixty Seconds
    Rounders
    Boston University
    University of Southern California
    The Moment with Tony Gilroy: 10/28/14
    Sunset Boulevard
    The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
    October Road
    A Clockwork Orange
    House of Games
    Marathon Man
    Chinatown
    Lethal Weapon
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Jumanji
    Grease
    Electra Glide in Blue
    The Wanderers by Richard Price
    Ladies Man by Richard Price
    Magnum Force
    The Longest Yard
    The Deer Hunter
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Solitary Man
    Disturbing Behavior
    Zoo
    Kangaroo Jack

    People mentioned:
    Gary Fleder
    Leslie Epstein
    Joel Silver
    Mike De Luca
    Quentin Tarantino
    Harvey Weinstein
    Shane Black
    Jon Favreau
    Steve Gaghan
    Peter Berg
    William Goldman
    Stephen King
    Salman Rushdie
    Donald Westlake
    Donna Langley
    Dennis Lehane
    Bruce Springsteen
    Vin Diesel
    James Patterson
    Ted Demme

    This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment

    And by Making A Murderer, an unprecedented new documentary that takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. All episodes are now streaming, only on Netflix.

    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Sarah Kay: 12/15/15
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015


    This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Sarah Kay, the world famous spoken word poet. Brian and Sarah talk about how 9/11 impacted her life as a young artist and why people feel unwelcomed in the “house of poetry.” Plus, Sarah reflects on her life on the road as an educator and poet, why she sees art as an exchange of gifts, and how she was confused for the waitstaff just before giving the TED Talk that changed her life.

    Topics mentioned:


    People mentioned:

    This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.

    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jim James: 12/8/15
    Tue, Dec 08, 2015


    This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jim James, the lead singer and songwriter for the band My Morning Jacket. Brian and Jim talk about the band’s latest album, The Waterfall, and the message within many of their songs. Plus, Jim meditates on criticism and its role in the artistic process, how his songs are created over several years in a garden of ideas, and what it feels like, minutes before he steps on the stage, to bring a group of people together around one common cause --- love.

    Topics mentioned:
    The Waterfall album
    “Compound Fracture” by My Morning Jacket
    Z album
    “Wordless Chorus” by My Morning Jacket
    RPM – A non profit organization
    Bruce Springsteen’s Harry Chapin Tribute
    E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction by David Foster Wallace
    “I’m Amazed” by My Morning Jacket
    The New Basement Tapes (w/ Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Rhiannon Giddens, and Taylor Goldsmith)
    “Blues Run the Game” by Jackson Frank
    One Big Circle: How My Morning Jacket Rebounded With Its Best Album in a Decade by Steven Hyden
    Out of Time album
    “Me and Honey” by REM
    "Country Feedback” by REM
    Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
    The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
    “Believe (Nobody Knows)” by My Morning Jacket
    Led Zeppelin III
    “Tangerine” by Led Zeppelin

    People mentioned:
    Jim James
    Indigo Girls
    Bob Dylan
    Curtis Mayfield
    Neil Young
    Eckhart Tolle
    Lou Reed
    Michael Stipe and Peter Buck
    REM
    Monsters of Folk
    Nick Drake
    Washington Phillips
    Paul Simon
    Van Halen
    Motley Crue
    Nirvana
    Pearl Jam
    The Replacements
    Ken Wilbur
    Jack Kornfield

    This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments
    for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that
    accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus,
    we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more,
    visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment.
    And by The Message, an original science fiction podcast from
    Panoply and GE Podcast Theater. All of Season 1 is available now, so listen and
    find out why a 70-year-old alien recording seems to be killing people. Search
    for The Message on iTunes. 

    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
    iTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Maggie Siff: 12/1/15
    Tue, Dec 01, 2015


    This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Maggie Siff, the actress best known for her roles in Mad MenSons of Anarchy, and the upcoming Showtime series, Billions. Brian and
    Maggie reflect on the past year creating Billions together and how Maggie goes about preparing for her scenes on the show. Plus, Maggie talks about when she first fell in love with acting, why it’s important to her to play strong, smart women on TV, and how she originally intended to read for Peggy Olson during her first Mad Men audition.
    Topics mentioned:BillionsMad MenSons of Anarchy"Mister
    Roberts"
    Being John
    Malkovich
    NYU
    Tisch School of the Arts

    People mentioned:Maggie SiffMatthew WeinerDamian LewisPaul GiamattiMalin AkermanDavid CostabileKurt SutterZelda FichandlerRon Van LieuThomas SadoskiAlan Taylor
    This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment. And by The Message, an original science fiction podcast from Panoply and GE Podcast Theater. All of Season 1 is available now, so listen and find out why a 70-year-old alien recording seems to be killing people. Search for The Message on iTunes. 
    Email: [email protected]Twitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jerry O'Connell: 11/24/15
    Tue, Nov 24, 2015


    This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jerry O’Connell, the actor best known for his roles in Stand By Me and Jerry Maguire. Brian and Jerry reflect on the life of River Phoenix and the audition that landed him a role in Jerry Maguire. Plus, O’Connell talks about how it was never his intention to be pitted against Tom Cruise after his comments a few weeks back and why there’s still nothing quite like performing for a packed Broadway theater.

    Shownotes: Slate.com/TheMoment
    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @briankoppelman

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Derek Haas: 11/17/15
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015


    This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Derek Haas, the co-creator of Chicago Fire, executive producer of Chicago PD & Chicago Med, and the author of A Different Lie – the fourth book in a series featuring the contract killer, Columbus. The two talk about their respective creative failures, how Derek manages his time as a showrunner and novelist, and why Haas feels compelled to keep writing books. Plus, Derek reflects on his time learning the ropes in Hollywood and why he and his creative partner (Michael Brandt) decided early on to see every project through to the end. Topics mentioned on today’s show include:Chicago FireChicago PDChicago MedA Different Lie by Derek HaasThe Silver Bear by Derek HaasColumbus by Derek HaasDark Men by Derek Haas3:10 to YumaWantedThe Double2 Fast 2 FuriousBaylor UniversityThe Writer’s Market 2016The CourierRunner RunnerRoundersOur Man FlintOf Mice and Men by John SteinbeckLord of the Flies by William GoldingThe Body by Stephen KingThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway People mentioned on today's show:Derek HaasMichael BrandtJohn SingletonDick WolfEamonn WalkerFyodor DostoevskyGeoffrey ChaucerEdmund SpenserWilliam FaulknerDonald WestlakeJames AltucherJames CoburnScott FrankJohn Lee HancockCraig MazinMatt OlmsteadJeff Lowell This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment. And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater. Email: [email protected]: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jesse Itzler: 11/10/15
    Tue, Nov 10, 2015


    This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jesse Itzler, an entrepreneur and endurance athlete, about his new book Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet. The two discuss why Jesse invited a SEAL (David Goggins) to live in his home for a month, the importance of never feeling complacent, and how eating 15 bananas a day may just be his secret to success. Plus, Jesse shares a couple of stories about his ability to tolerate pain and how his next big endurance test may lead him to California’s Death Valley. Topics mentioned on today’s show include:Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse ItzlerAtlanta HawksZICOMarquis JetSpanxHoosiersPatriot TourDallas MavericksMichael Jordan’s Fantasy CampFit For Life by Harvey Diamond People mentioned on today's show:Jesse ItzlerSara BlakelyLucille BallTony RobbinsEminemBilly JoelDavid GogginsWayne DyerMark CubanGrant HillKyle Korver This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment. And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater. Email: [email protected]: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Amy Koppelman: 11/3/15
    Tue, Nov 03, 2015


    This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to his wife, Amy Koppelman, a novelist and screenwriter, about her new book Hesitation Wounds and her recent film I Smile Back. The two discuss Amy’s lifelong battle with depression, the themes and characters of her stories, and how writing has, in many ways, saved her life. Plus, Amy talks about the letter she wrote to Philip Roth, why Per Petterson is one of her favorite authors, and how she overcame resistance from publishers and peers throughout her career. Topics mentioned on today’s show include:Hesitation Wounds by Amy KoppelmanI Smile Back by Amy KoppelmanA Mouthful of Air by Amy KoppelmanI Curse the River of Time by Per PettersonThe Sheltering Sky by Paul BowlesThe Moviegoer by Walker PercyFranny and Zooey by J.D. SalingerToronto International Film FestivalDaughters of the American Revolution“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The BeatlesOswald TypewritersColumbia UniversityAmerican Pastoral by Philip RothThe World of Yesterday by Stefan ZweigJesus’ Son by Denis JohnsonUniversity of PennsylvaniaSundance Film FestivalDeauville American Film FestivalNemesis by Philip Roth People mentioned on today's show:Amy KoppelmanSarah SilvermanJosh CharlesThomas SadoskiPaige DylanE.E. CummingsKurt CobainGary GulmanAlan HunterMark GoodmanMichael CunninghamFyodor DostoevskyLeo TolstoyAnton ChekovGrace PaleyTour?Richard LockeJoan Didion This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment. And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater. And by MUBI, a curated online cinema that brings its members a hand­picked selection of the best independent, international, and classic films. Every day, MUBI’s curators introduce a new title and you have 30 days to watch it. That means there are always 30 wonderful films to enjoy, all for only $4.99 a month. Listeners of The Moment can try MUBI free for one month—just go to MUBI.com/themoment for a free trial. Email:[email protected] Twitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Tom McCarthy: 10/27/15
    Tue, Oct 27, 2015


    Tom McCarthy, the writer and director of Spotlight, joins Brian this week to talk about his new film which tells the true story of how a Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe team unmasked the widespread cover-up of child abuse in Boston’s Catholic Church. Tom has written and directed a number of other great films including The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win. Today, the two talk about how Tom bounced back from a critical and commercial failure in his 2014 movie, The Cobbler, to create what is now being regarded, in Spotlight, as a frontrunner for this year’s best picture. Plus, Tom talks about his career as an actor, the role of journalism in today’s society, and how some of our most calamitous mistakes aren’t the result of one big bad decision, but of a lot of small mistakes, winks, and people looking the other way. Spotlight opens in select theaters on November 6th. Topics mentioned on today’s show include:SpotlightThe Station AgentThe VisitorThe WireUpThe Boston GlobeThe CobblerRoundersEmpireWin WinEvitaNoises OffBoston CollegeStar WarsHarold and MaudeRepo ManSoul AsylumThe ReplacementsThe JayhawksThe Guthrie TheaterThe Front PageYale Drama SchoolAxis TheatreAlmost FamousJesus SonRay Donovan"Calling Out Bill Cosby's Media Enablers, Including Myself" by David Carr"What Do We Really Know About Osama Bin Laden’s Death?" by Jonathan Mahler"There’s Just One Problem with Those Bin Laden Conspiracy Theories" by Mark BowdenAll The President’s MenThe InsiderBillions People mentioned on today's show:Tom McCarthyTom McArdleTony GilroyAdam SandlerDanny StrongJon HammPeter DinklageBobby CannavalePatricia ClarksonPatti LuPoneHal AshbyAmy PoehlerDave PirnerMarc PerlmanDoug HughesDalton TrumboAnton ChekhovJean-Pierre MelvilleFrancois TruffautSultan KosenEthan HawkeJames BundyRichard JenkinsMichael KeatonLiev SchreiberRachel McAdamsJohn SlatteryMark RuffaloStanley TucciBilly CrudupPaul GilfoyEileen McNamaraPaul Giamatti This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment. And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater. Email: [email protected]: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Judah Friedlander: 10/20/15
    Tue, Oct 20, 2015


    Judah Friedlander, the longtime comedian, star of 30 Rock, and author of the new book, If the Raindrops United, joins Brian this week to talk about how his material has changed over the years, his various battles with anxiety, and what it felt like to finally find a home on stage. Plus, Brian reads a passage from the new book and the two discuss why the only thing holding Judah back from making his first special is Judah.  Topics mentioned on today’s show include:If the Raindrops United by Judah Friedlander30 RockScott Ferrall Radio ShowTop SpinWJOK Comedy RadioComedy Tonight with Bill BoggsRobin Byrd ShowSkywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas by Dale PollockDinerAt The Diner by Brian Koppelman1984 by George OrwellDead Poets SocietyThe Tibetan Book of the DeadHealing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by John SarnoRockyThe Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron People mentioned on today's show:Judah FriedlanderSteven WrightLenny BruceRick ShapiroBob NewhartAllan HaveySteve MartinBob HopeRodney DangerfieldPeter NorthRick BakerPhil TippetRay HarryhausenPaul ReiserJim GaffiganBill BurrTed AlexandroBen BaileySam KinisonJohn MulrooneyAndrew Dice ClayRichard LewisJerry SeinfeldBlaine CapatchPatton OswaltBig Jay OakersonSteve Nash This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment. And by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater. Twitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themomentEmail: [email protected]

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • John Dahl: 10/13/15
    Tue, Oct 13, 2015


    This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to John Dahl who directed Rounders and gave Brian his first big break in movies. John is also known for directing movies such as The Last Seduction, You Kill Me, and Red Rock West. The two talk about John’s road to becoming a director, the lessons he learned along the way, and how directing is a lot like being the leader of a band. Plus, John talks about dealing with disappointments in show business, his worst studio pitch, and why filmmakers should keep telling the story of the movie to everybody on the set. Topics mentioned on today’s show include:The Last SeductionRed Rock WestKill Me AgainUnforgettableYou Kill MeRoundersA Clockwork OrangeShe’s Gotta Have ItRaising ArizonaCool Hand LukeThe French ConnectionThe GodfatherUniversity of MontanaMontana State UniversityAmerican Film InstituteBillionsRed DesertState And MainPowerhouse a TV seriesDouble IndemnityGeneral HospitalThe Tropicana in HollywoodI Wake Up ScreamingThe Bridge People mentioned on today's show:John DahlColumboThe BeatlesSpike LeeCoen BrothersPaul GiamattiDave WarfieldBilly WilderChristopher GuestBill PullmanVal KilmerElwood Reid This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment. And by The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Watch Rachel as she breaks down the big headlines for the local threads that tie them all together. It’s the Rachel Maddow Show covering America one story at time. Weeknights at 9 Eastern only on MSNBC. The Moment is also brought to you by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater. Email: [email protected]: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Phil Rosenthal: 10/6/15
    Tue, Oct 06, 2015


    Phil Rosenthal is the creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond and his new show, I'll Have What Phil's Having. This week, Brian and Phil discuss life before and after Everybody Loves Raymond, the best movies about show business, and Phil’s first mind-blowing food experience. Plus, the two talk about Phil’s current bout of writer’s block, the best pizza slice in New York City, and whether Los Angeles is indeed the best food city in America. Topics mentioned on today’s show include:I’ll Have What Phil’s HavingEverybody Loves RaymondExporting RaymondYou’re Lucky You’re Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom by Phil RosenthalDayenuJewish James Bond a video by Funny or DieSpanglishThe HoneymoonersHofstra UniversitySaturday Night LiveApocalypse NowRoundersNarcosSeinfeldCurb Your EnthusiasmAvatarTerms of EndearmentMaking the Cut: The Road to Pebble BeachThe King of ComedyBroadway Danny RoseThe TV SetAnthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainThe Bobby Gold Stories by Anthony BourdainDefending Your LifeWriter’s Bloc with Phil RosenthalHeat by Bill BufordSpicy Thai BBQLa Super RicaGuerillas Tacos People mentioned on today's show:Les MoonvesJames L. BrooksAlan KirschenbaumBill MurrayLarry DavidJulia ChildJeff SmithTom HanksRay RomanoKevin JamesSteve MartinJake KasdanAnthony BourdainJ.R. HavlanMario BataliBill Esparza This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. Open Account explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money. Open Account is available now on iTunes. And by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment. The Moment is also brought to you by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater. Email: [email protected]: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Salman Rushdie: 9/29/15
    Tue, Sep 29, 2015


    Salman Rushdie, the distinguished author of books such as Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses, and Joseph Anton: A Memoir, joins Brian this week to discuss his latest novel Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights, the themes of alienation and truth that often lie beneath the surface in his work, and why, in a world gone mad, fiction matters. Plus, Salman talks about his rocky start as a writer, an unforgettable night at Madison Square Garden, and how religious fascists are waging a war on pleasure. Topics mentioned on today’s show include:Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights by Salman RushdieMidnight’s Children by Salman RushdieThe Satanic Verses by Salman RushdieJoseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman RushdieThe Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman RushdieCandide by VoltaireHaroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman RushdieThe Arabian Knights: Tales from a Thousand and One NightsThe animal fables of The PanchatantraThe HamzanamaOcean of the Streams of StoriesGrimus by Salman RushdieShalimar the Clown by Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie slams critics of PEN’s Charlie Hebdo tributeTenth of December by George SaundersThe IllusionistEisenheim the Illusionist by Steven MillhauserMartin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser“One” by U2ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape by Rukmini Callimachi People mentioned on today's show:Christopher HitchensJoyce Carol OatesJoan DidionIbn RushdKierkegaardGustave FlaubertThorstein VeblenIan McEwanMartin AmisJulian BarnesKazuo IshiguroJane AustenWalt WhitmanPenn JilletteJonathan FranzenSteven MilhauserWilliam KennedyJames SalterH.L. Mencken This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Open Account, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. Open Account explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money.  Open Account is available now on iTunes. And by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit BraintreePayments.com/Moment. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Neil LaBute: 9/22/15
    Tue, Sep 22, 2015


    Neil LaBute, the writer and director of movies such as In The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, joins Brian this week to discuss his latest show, Billy & Billie, and his process as a director by taking a closer look at his 2013 film, Some Velvet Morning. Also, LaBute talks about his work as a writer and why critics and audiences often confuse his personal sense of morality with that of his characters. Plus, Brian and Neil meditate on the social utility in truth-telling and to what lengths writers and audiences are willing to go in order to feel connected in a world that’s ever-changing.Topics discussed on today’s show include:“Neil LaBute Has a Thing About Beauty” a New York Times articleYour Friends and NeighborsIn The Company of MenBilly & BillieSome Velvet MorningFull FrontalIrreversibleThis Is How It Goes a play by Neil LaButeThe Magic Christian by Terry SouthernBash a play by Neil LaButeFritzl CaseI Smile Back by Amy KoppelmanA Mouthful of Air by Amy KoppelmanThe Clown by Heinrich BollPeople discussed on today's show:Neil LaButeAlice EveGaspar NoeBen StillerAmanda PeetJeffrey WrightEuripidesShakespeareNick DrakeWilliam GoldingWilliam GoldmanHeinrich BollThis episode of The Moment is brought to you by Draft Kings. One-week fantasy football at Draft Kings means every moment could take you closer to a life-changing payday. Play when you want and pick a new team every time! Use the code MOMENT to play free for a shot at a million bucks in this week’s Millionaire Maker event only at DraftKings.com!And by Open Account, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. Open Account explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money.  Open Account is coming soon on iTunes.And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/MOMENT.Email: [email protected]: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • James Foley: 9/15/15
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015


    James Foley, the newly announced director of Fifty Shades Darker, joins Brian this week to discuss how James thinks about directing, the years he spent in movie jail, and how decades of Freudian analysis helped break him out. Also, Foley talks about his time on House of Cards and how David Fincher’s trust gave him a 2nd shot in Hollywood. Plus, James tells a few stories from the set of Glengarry Glen Ross and takes a look ahead at his new project, Fifty Shades Darker. Topics discussed on today’s show include: Glengarry Glen RossFifty Shades Darker (Sequel)Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. JamesBillionsAt Close RangeAfter Dark, My Sweet“Papa Don't Preach” by MadonnaRecklessHouse of CardsThe InternThe MartianGladiatorPerfect StrangerSolitary ManUSC Film School  People discussed on today's show: James FoleyBeau WillimonDavid FincherPaul GiamattiSigmund FreudNikki ToscanoNancy MeyersWoody AllenRidley ScottHalle BerryBruce WillisTom CruiseJosh DonenDavid MametAlec BaldwinJack LemmonEd HarrisBilly WilderE.L. JamesDakota JohnsonJamie Dornan This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Draft Kings. One-week fantasy football at Draft Kings means every moment could take you closer to a life-changing payday. Play when you want and pick a new team every time! Use the code MOMENT to play free for a shot at a million bucks in this week’s Millionaire Maker event only at DraftKings.com! And by Open Account, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. Open Account explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money.  Open Account is coming soon on iTunes. And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/MOMENT. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Mary Karr: 9/8/15
    Tue, Sep 08, 2015


    Mary Karr, the award-winning poet and best-selling author, joins Brian this week to discuss her latest book, The Art of Memoir, and reflect on her past work including The Liars’ Club and a poem she wrote about David Foster Wallace, “Suicide’s Note: An Annual.” Also, Karr talks about being critical of David and why she couldn’t read Infinite Jest until after his death. Plus, Brian and Mary talk about some of their favorite memoirs and how Mary believes that with the right tools and mindset, anyone can tell their own story. Topics discussed on today’s show include:The Art of Memoir by Mary KarrThe Liars' Club by Mary KarrCherry by Mary KarrLit: A Memoir by Mary KarrThe Rock Bottom RemaindersShort Sharp Shocked by Michelle ShockedTexas Campfire Tapes by Michelle Shocked“Michelle Shocked enrages fans with onstage anti-gay rant.”Memoirs by Pablo NerudaA Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave EggersDispatches by Michael HerrStop-Time by Frank ConroyBody and Soul by Frank ConroyBlack Boy by Richard WrightNative Son by Richard WrightUp From Slavery by Booker T. WashingtonInvisible Man by Ralph EllisonLeviathan by Paul AusterI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouThe Kiss: A Memoir by Kathryn HarrisonThe Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong KingstonSpeak, Memory by Vladimir NabokovNight by Elie WieselSurvival in Auschwitz by Primo LeviMan's Search for Meaning by Viktor FranklThe Painted Bird by Jerzy KosinskiThe Moment with Jerome Charyn: 8/24/15Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins by Jerome CharynWhat I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki MurakamiTenth of December by George SaundersInfinite Jest by David Foster WallaceForever Overhead by David Foster WallaceOn Writing by Stephen KingThe Shining by Stephen KingThe Stand by Stephen KingThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienThis Boy's Life by Tobias WolffBullet in the Brain - A Short FilmThe Night in Question by Tobias Wolff"Suicide's Note: An Annual" by Mary Karr People discussed on today's show:Mary KarrStephen KingGeorge SaundersAllen GrossmanMichelle ShockedTobias WolffMarie HoweGeoffrey WolffRaymond CarverQuentin TarantinoIan McEwanMarina AbramovicKnausgaardIsaac BabelGabriel Garcia MarquezDon DeLilloTom NoonanRalph Waldo EmersonPatti SmithPam Houston This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Draft Kings. Start this football season by winning two million dollars! This isn’t fantasy as usual.  This is Draft Kings. Use code MOMENT to play free for a shot at two million dollars in the Week One Ten Million Dollar Millionaire Maker. Go to DraftKings.com! And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/MOMENT Email: [email protected]: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Peter Zizzo: 9/1/15
    Tue, Sep 01, 2015


    Peter Zizzo, the award winning songwriter and producer, grew up as a renowned guitar player and on today’s show Brian and Peter talk about the effects of being viewed as a prodigy, the decisions he has made as an artist, and the lessons he learned along the way. Plus, Peter talks about writing songs for Celine Dion and Vanessa Carlton, how he felt being nominated for an award that was purely his own work, and wanting the success to be real this time around. Topics discussed on today’s show include:“Whispers” by CorinaThe Moment with David Levien: 3/24/15Dante’s Inferno by Dante AlighieriWomen and Children First by Van HalenSpring Has Sprung on Peter Rabbit“Hello” by Lionel Richie“Suddenly” by Billy OceanSolitary ManRounders“Ordinary Day” demo by Vanessa Carlton“Only One Road” by Celine Dion People discussed on today’s show include:Peter ZizzoVanessa CarltonAvril LavigneBilly CobhamAdam SchlesingerSteve WinwoodTaylor SwiftTony RobbinsCharles KoppelmanRobert RandolphTim HerilhyDavid KoeppMax MartinImani CoppolaHailey KnoxRon Fair This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Draft Kings. Start this football season by winning two million dollars! This isn’t fantasy as usual.  This is Draft Kings. Use code MOMENT to play free for a shot at two million dollars in the Week One Ten Million Dollar Millionaire Maker. Go to DraftKings.com! And by Audible.com, a leading provider of spoken audio information and entertainment. Listen to audiobooks whenever and wherever you want.  Get a free audiobook of your choice and a 30-day trial today when you visit: audible.com/MOMENT. And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/MOMENT. Email: [email protected]: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: itunes.com/themoment

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • More Details

    • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: S090870