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Little Steven Van Zandt 7/16/19

1:08:26 | Jul 16th

Little Steven Van Zandt, legendary E St Band guitarist, great songwriter, all around inspiration on what keeps him going through the high and low times.
Toad the Wet Sprocket - New Episode 7/9/19

1:07:44 | Jul 9th

Brian talks to the whole band, his friends for 30 years, about how and why they still do what they do.  Plus: great music!
Jeff Gordinier 7/2/19

1:20:38 | Jul 2nd

Writer and author Jeff Gordinier on his book "Hungry" and much more.
BJ Barham 6/25/19

1:06:10 | Jun 25th

Musician BJ Barham, founder and lead vocalist/guitarist of American Aquarium, won't stop till he's rocked every single person in the room.
Becky Lynch 6/18/19

1:18:36 | Jun 18th

WWE Superstar and Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch on her professional wrestling origin story and becoming “The Man”. 
Ed Levine 6/14/19

53:03 | Jun 14th

Author and food writer Ed Levine on his new book, “Serious Eater: A Food Lover's Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption”, and much more.
Andrew Carmellini 6/11/19

59:08 | Jun 11th

Chef and restaurateur Andrew Carmellini discusses food and craftsmanship. 
Seth Green 6/4/19

1:12:57 | Jun 4th

Actor Seth Green discusses his feature directorial debut on the film “Changeland”, as well as his myriad roles on and off-screen over the years. 
Cal Newport 5/28/19

58:04 | May 28th

Georgetown University science professor and author, Cal Newport, on the intersection of technology and culture.
Jar Farrar 5/21/19

55:00 | May 21st

Musician Jay Farrar talks about his life in music, both as a solo artist and as a member of the critically-acclaimed groups Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt.
Richard Thomas 5/14/19

1:06:55 | May 14th

Actor Richard Thomas discusses his sixty year career in the entertainment business, including his Emmy-winning role as John-Boy on The Waltons.
Jocko Willink 5/7/19

1:19:50 | May 7th

Podcast, author, and retired Navy SEAL, Jocko Willink talks about his life and philosophy.
Steve Earle 4/30/19

1:06:12 | Apr 30th

Legendary singer-songwriter Steve Earle on his life and forty-year career in the music business.
Ming Tsai 4/23/19

56:02 | Apr 23rd

Legendary chef Ming Tsai on how being an athlete made him the chef he is now. 
Anthony Mangieri 4/16/19

1:03:36 | Apr 16th

Anthony Mangieri, Una Pizza Napoletana pizza genius, and all around life genius, on how obsession fuels his work. 
Amanda Palmer 4/9/19

1:00:08 | Apr 9th

Singer, songwriter, musician, and author Amanda Palmer on allowing yourself to say what you have to say.
Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz 4/2/19

1:13:45 | Apr 2nd

Television and film critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz on The Sopranos, Mad Men, and more.
Julian Fellowes 3/26/19

57:42 | Mar 26th

Screenwriter and director Julian Fellowes on following his passion through to a career in film.
Damian Lewis 3/19/19

1:17:34 | Mar 19th

Damian Lewis on the road that got him to Billions! 
Marc Andreessen 3/12/19

1:13:06 | Mar 12th

Marc Andreessen, inventor of the web browser, on creativity and innovation.
Soman Chainani 3/5/19

1:06:21 | Mar 5th

Soman Chainani on how a year spent lost in the wilderness (of New York) saves him and put him on the path to writing the best selling School For Good and Evil series. 
Pam Houston 2/27/19

1:04:24 | Feb 27th

Novelist and memoirist Pam Houston on how she was saved by nature. 
Brian Koppelman 2/21/19

38:37 | Feb 21st

Brian answers your questions about how to be your most creative self. 
Will Guidara 2/12/19

1:06:43 | Feb 12th

Will Guidara, world famous restaurateur of Eleven Madison Park, on how and why to dream big. 
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden 2/5/19

1:07:18 | Feb 5th

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking partners responsible for the movies Half Nelson, Sugar, and Mississippi Grind, look back at how they started making movies together, talk about their creative partnership, and discuss Mississippi Grind.
Steven Pressfield 1/29/19

1:02:35 | Jan 29th

Steven Pressfield on fighting resistance and finding your best self 
Josh Groban 1/22/19

1:08:09 | Jan 22nd

Josh Groban on how he found his voice.
Tommy Tomlinson 1/8/19

1:00:51 | Jan 8th

Tommy Tomlinson, author, on how to finally deal with being 460 LBS.
Seth Godin 1/1/19

1:20:10 | Jan 1st

Seth Godin on an all new episode to get us ready for 2019!
Geddy Lee 12/19/18

1:07:07 | Dec 19th, 2018

Rock icon Geddy Lee on being, Geddy Lee 
Kevin Pollak 12/13/18

1:29:56 | Dec 13th, 2018

Legendary comedian and actor Kevin Pollak on how he took huge risks to break into the business exactly the way he wanted to.
Rosanne Cash 12/4/18

1:02:59 | Dec 4th, 2018

Rosanne Cash on knowing yourself through writing
Tony Gilroy & Scott Frank 11/27/18

2:14:41 | Nov 27th, 2018

Tony Gilroy, writer/director of 'Michael Clayton' and the 'Bourne' movies and Scott Frank, distinguished screenwriter best known for movies such as Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, and A Walk Among the Tombstones.​
Amy Koppelman 11/20/18

1:03:29 | Nov 20th, 2018

This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to his wife, Amy Koppelman, a novelist and screenwriter, about her book Hesitation Wounds and her recent film I Smile Back. The two discuss Amy’s lifelong battle with depression, the themes and character...Show More
Mike Birbiglia and Jen Stein 11/13/18

1:06:54 | Nov 13th, 2018

Mike Birbiglia and his poet wife Jen Hope Stein, on the challenges and rewards of working and parenting together as they created his hit one man broadway show, The New One.
Brin Jonathan-Butler 11/6/18

1:02:16 | Nov 6th, 2018

Brin Jonathan-Butler on how writing saved his life.
General Stanley McChrystal 10/30/18

1:10:20 | Oct 30th, 2018

General Stanley Mchrystal on waging war with honor, leading with strength and heart, and the value of emotional restraint.
Nick McDonnell 10/23/18

1:08:34 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Nick McDonnell, war correspondent, novelist, former child prodigy, on where to find honor in dangerous times.
Sarah Kay 10/16/18

1:20:53 | Oct 16th, 2018

Brian Koppelman talks to Sarah Kay, the world famous spoken word poet
Nicholas Morgenstern 10/9/18

1:01:30 | Oct 9th, 2018

Nicholas Morgenstern, the Willy Wonka of ice cream, on risking everything to chase a childhood dream.  
Maggie Haberman 10/2/18

1:03:46 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Maggie Haberman, NY Times Trump expert, on what it means to be a reporter in 2018. 
Justine Bateman 9/25/18

1:07:39 | Sep 25th, 2018

Justine Bateman on what fame feels like, and the dagger of feeling it erode.
Nicole Holofcener 9/18/18

56:57 | Sep 18th, 2018

Nicole Holofcener, one of Brian’s creative heroes, on why she and how she makes her groundbreaking films
Bradley Tusk 9/11/18

1:11:40 | Sep 11th, 2018

Bradley Tusk, entrepreneur and author, on how he scored at the intersection of tech and politics.
Dee Snider 9/4/18

1:11:24 | Sep 4th, 2018

Dee Snider, legendary rocker, on the power of believing in an impossible dream.
David Levien 8/28/18

1:22:00 | Aug 28th, 2018

David Levien, Brian's film making partner and author of 'Signature Kill,' on how grit beats talent in fighting and writing.
Chris Nee 8/21/18

1:03:28 | Aug 21st, 2018

Doc Mcstuffins creator Chris Nee on defining yourself as an artist and businessperson.  
Pablo Torre 8/14/18

1:14:39 | Aug 14th, 2018

Espn’s Pablo Torre on finding his purpose
Steve Almond 8/7/18

1:12:41 | Aug 7th, 2018

Steve Almond on recognizing bad stories
Jemele Hill 7/31/18

1:07:06 | Jul 31st, 2018

Jemele Hill on what matters more than success.
Seth Godin 7/24/18

1:02:56 | Jul 24th, 2018

The great and wise Seth Godin returns! ​
Allan Havey 7/17/18

55:51 | Jul 17th, 2018

Comedy legend Allan Havey returns to talk about his third act as an actor on Mad Men, Billions and more.
Penn Jillette 7/10/18

1:46:48 | Jul 10th, 2018

Penn Jillette, on how to stay sane in insane times. 
Ed Solomon 7/4/18

1:20:47 | Jul 4th, 2018

Ed Solomon, screenwriter of Men In Black and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, on how to have a long career.
Stephen Kunken 6/26/18

1:04:45 | Jun 26th, 2018

Brian welcomes Stephen Kunken, who plays Ari Spyros on the Showtime series Billions, to the show.
Dan Pfeiffer 6/20/18

1:12:00 | Jun 20th, 2018

Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer on how to find hope for America. 
Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian 6/13/18

1:03:06 | Jun 13th, 2018

Brian talks to Armen Keteyen and Jeff Benedict about Tiger Woods, race and the obligations of the biographer. ​
Ken Auletta 6/5/18

1:04:33 | Jun 5th, 2018

Ken Auletta, legendary journalist and writer, on why curiosity saved him. 
Aimee Mann 5/29/18

1:08:47 | May 29th, 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.
Paul Schrader 5/22/18

55:35 | May 22nd, 2018

Paul Schrader, maybe the best living screenwriter, on making the best movie of his career at 71. (Warning: some spoilers of First Reformed).
Eric Heisserer 5/16/18

1:08:56 | May 16th, 2018

Eric Heisserer, Arrival screenwriter, on how to keep going when everyone in your life tells you to give up
Paul Giamatti 5/8/18

1:05:51 | May 8th, 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.
Alex Guarnaschelli 5/1/18

1:01:13 | May 1st, 2018

Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Brian in a wide ranging convo about food, life and living up to impossible expectations.
Dan Richer 4/24/18

1:09:30 | Apr 24th, 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!
Jeffrey DeMunn 4/17/18

1:07:30 | Apr 17th, 2018

Jeffrey DeMunn,  from Billions and Walking Dead, on a lifetime as an actor. 
Guy Fieri 4/10/18

1:18:30 | Apr 10th, 2018

Food Network legend Guy Fieri on how to harness your personal power.
Tony Gilroy 4/3/18

59:51 | Apr 3rd, 2018

The legend Tony Gilroy is back.
Brian Koppelman 3/27/18

51:43 | Mar 27th, 2018

Brian answers your questions about how to be your most creative self.
Wylie Dufresne 3/20/18

1:14:12 | Mar 20th, 2018

Wylie Dufresne, legendary, groundbreaking chef, on his reason why.
Asia Kate Dillon 3/13/18

1:07:39 | Mar 13th, 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.
Tom McCarthy: (10/27/15)

1:10:43 | Mar 6th, 2018

Tom McCarthy, from when Spotlight came out, on the highs and lows of the creative life
Clancy Brown 2/27/18

1:06:33 | Feb 27th, 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.  
Ruben Santiago Hudson 2/20/18

1:02:58 | Feb 20th, 2018

Ruben Santiago Hudson, actor, playwright and director on his almost impossible journey from welfare rooming house to the Tony Awards.
John August 2/13/18

1:06:48 | Feb 13th, 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.
Craig Finn 2/6/18

59:40 | Feb 6th, 2018

Craig Finn on the state of The Hold Steady, Small r redemption and how to find God in Chicago
Brian Koppelman 1/30/18

44:42 | Jan 30th, 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. ​
Seth Godin 1/23/18

1:00:37 | Jan 23rd, 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
Adam Carolla 1/16/18

48:30 | Jan 16th, 2018

Adam Carolla is back for a second visit. He and Brian get into all of it!
Jon Bon Jovi 1/9/18

1:08:19 | Jan 9th, 2018

Jon Bon Jovi, newly elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in his first ever no holds barred podcast interview
AJ Jacobs 1/2/18

57:55 | Jan 2nd, 2018

AJ Jacobs, the immersion journalist, talks about how treating your life as an experiment can lead to an interesting and fulfilling life
Peter Buck and Corin Tucker: Filthy Friends 12/19/17

54:43 | Dec 19th, 2017

Peter Buck (REM) and Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) talk to Brian about their new, amazing band
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon 12/12/17

1:01:55 | Dec 12th, 2017

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon on what it took to turn their life story into the movie of the year
Danny Meyer 12/5/17

59:15 | Dec 5th, 2017

Danny Meyer, the world’s most successful restaurateur on how and when to trust your gut
Eric Heisserer 11/28/17

1:08:13 | Nov 28th, 2017

Eric Heisserer, Arrival screenwriter, on how to keep going when everyone in your life tells you to give up
Jenna Fischer 11/21/17

1:13:27 | Nov 21st, 2017

Jenna Fischer joins Brian to discuss breaking in, staying in, and how to be a professional
Christina Tosi 11/14/17

1:14:33 | Nov 14th, 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.
Mike Mills 11/7/17

1:06:27 | Nov 7th, 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. 
New Episode November 7th!​

06:43 | Oct 31st, 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. 
Bomani Jones 7/25/17

1:14:25 | Jul 25th, 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 Bom...Show More
Alton Brown 7/11/17

1:09:00 | Jul 11th, 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. 
Don Winslow 6/27/17

1:01:59 | Jun 27th, 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.
El-P 6/13/17

1:16:02 | Jun 13th, 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 a...Show More
Slaid Cleaves 5/30/17

1:01:22 | May 30th, 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 ...Show More
Christine Vachon: 5/16/17

59:54 | May 16th, 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 ...Show More
Hank Azaria: 5/2/17

1:01:10 | May 2nd, 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 a...Show More
Mike Murphy: 4/18/17

57:04 | Apr 18th, 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 th...Show More
Beth Schacter: 4/4/17

1:02:17 | Apr 4th, 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. 
Best of Seth Godin: 3/21/2017

1:04:15 | Mar 21st, 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 maintaine...Show More
Hooman Majd: 3/7/17

47:45 | Mar 7th, 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.Pr...Show More
Tony Gilroy: 2/28/17

1:11:59 | Feb 28th, 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. 
Marcus Samuelsson: 2/21/17

1:09:06 | Feb 21st, 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 H...Show More
Patterson Hood: 2/14/17

1:01:20 | Feb 14th, 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 ...Show More
Evan McMullin: 2/7/17

1:10:16 | Feb 7th, 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...Show More
Josh Ritter: 1/31/17

53:29 | Jan 31st, 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. 
Mike Lupica: 1/18/17

57:49 | Jan 19th, 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 ...Show More
Adam Carolla: 1/10/17

1:01:51 | Jan 10th, 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 tha...Show More
James Altucher: 1/3/17

59:47 | Jan 3rd, 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...Show More
John Grisham: 11/1/16

55:46 | Nov 1st, 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...Show More
Daniel Negreanu: 10/18/16

1:04:02 | Oct 18th, 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 th...Show More
Richard Shindell: 10/4/16

1:04:00 | Oct 4th, 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 ...Show More
Will Toledo (Car Seat Headrest): 9/27/16

59:30 | Sep 27th, 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 ...Show More
Seth Godin: 9/20/16

1:01:01 | Sep 20th, 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 boo...Show More
Glen Phillips: 9/6/16

1:07:05 | Sep 6th, 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 Gl...Show More
Michael Chiklis: 8/23/16

1:02:26 | Aug 23rd, 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 ga...Show More
Mike Birbiglia: 7/26/16

1:02:00 | Jul 26th, 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 T...Show More
Mark Halperin: 7/13/16

54:17 | Jul 13th, 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 ...Show More
Savannah Guthrie: 6/21/16

56:07 | Jun 21st, 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 D...Show More
Alan Furst: 6/7/16

53:32 | Jun 7th, 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 fiction...Show More
Andrew Zimmern: 5/24/16

1:02:03 | May 24th, 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...Show More
Hayes Carll: 5/17/16

48:02 | May 17th, 2016

Hayes Carll is a singer-songwriter who just released the best album of his career called Loversand 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 ...Show More
Ryan Holiday: 5/3/16

1:03:38 | May 3rd, 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 ab...Show More
Karyn Kusama: 4/19/16

59:07 | Apr 19th, 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 i...Show More
Jane Rosenthal: 4/12/16

1:04:20 | Apr 12th, 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. G...Show More
Colin Quinn: (4/1/14)

1:04:04 | Apr 5th, 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.
Gabrielle Hamilton: 3/29/16

55:02 | Mar 29th, 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 en...Show More
Chuck Todd: (6/9/15)

1:14:53 | Mar 22nd, 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 busine...Show More
Tom Rath: 3/15/16

59:11 | Mar 15th, 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 ...Show More
Malin Akerman: 3/8/16

50:18 | Mar 8th, 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 s...Show More
Zach Quinto: 2/29/16

1:01:58 | Feb 29th, 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 Smok...Show More
Ethan Canin: 2/23/16

59:51 | Feb 23rd, 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 st...Show More
Judd Apatow: 2/16/16

48:06 | Feb 16th, 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 tal...Show More
Michael McDermott: (6/10/14)

1:10:33 | Feb 12th, 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 cli...Show More
John Moreland: 2/9/16

50:25 | Feb 9th, 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 no...Show More
Scott Frank: 2/2/16

1:04:36 | Feb 2nd, 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 t...Show More
Donny Deutsch: 1/26/16

59:16 | Jan 26th, 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 th...Show More
David Costabile: 1/19/16

1:13:10 | Jan 19th, 2016

David Costabile is an actor best known for his roles on Breaking Bad, The 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 ...Show More
Justin Townes Earle: 1/12/16

1:09:05 | Jan 12th, 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 ...Show More
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden: 1/5/16

1:10:25 | Jan 5th, 2016

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking partners responsible for the movies Half Nelson, Sugar, and Mississippi Grind, look back at how they started making movies, talk about their creative partnership, and discuss their frustration with the amount...Show More
Amy Schumer: (1/19/15)

1:39:01 | Dec 29th, 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: themomentbk@gmail.comTwitter: @briankoppelmanRate us on iTunes: More
Scott Rosenberg: 12/22/15

1:07:22 | Dec 22nd, 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 Dead, Beautiful Girls, and Con Air. The two discuss the impact of Scott's father passing away, creating languag...Show More
Sarah Kay: 12/15/15

1:20:01 | Dec 15th, 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 h...Show More
Jim James: 12/8/15

1:01:20 | Dec 8th, 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 meditat...Show More
Maggie Siff: 12/1/15

1:05:51 | Dec 1st, 2015

This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Maggie Siff, the actress best known for her roles in Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, and the upcoming Showtime series, Billions. Brian andMaggie reflect on the past year creating Billions together and how M...Show More
Jerry O'Connell: 11/24/15

1:08:24 | Nov 24th, 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. Plu...Show More
Derek Haas: 11/17/15

1:18:52 | Nov 17th, 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...Show More
Jesse Itzler: 11/10/15

58:53 | Nov 10th, 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 Goggin...Show More
Amy Koppelman: 11/3/15

1:08:51 | Nov 3rd, 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 chara...Show More
Tom McCarthy: 10/27/15

1:12:58 | Oct 27th, 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 Chu...Show More
Judah Friedlander: 10/20/15

1:13:56 | Oct 20th, 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 t...Show More
John Dahl: 10/13/15

1:05:34 | Oct 13th, 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 Joh...Show More
Phil Rosenthal: 10/6/15

59:49 | Oct 6th, 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 ...Show More
Salman Rushdie: 9/29/15

1:03:17 | Sep 29th, 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 ...Show More
Neil LaBute: 9/22/15

1:02:30 | Sep 22nd, 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, Som...Show More
James Foley: 9/15/15

58:00 | Sep 15th, 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 ...Show More
Mary Karr: 9/8/15

1:15:37 | Sep 8th, 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: A...Show More
Peter Zizzo: 9/1/15

1:12:18 | Sep 1st, 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 al...Show More
Jerome Charyn: 8/25/15

1:07:02 | Aug 25th, 2015

Jerome Charyn, the highly regarded author of books such as I Am Abraham and Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins, joins Brian this week to discuss his love of language, ping-pong, and his latest book of stories, Bitter Bronx. Also, Brian draws a paralle...Show More
Aimee Mann: 8/18/15

1:12:50 | Aug 18th, 2015

Aimee Mann, one of the best songwriters of our generation, joins Brian this week to discuss the evolution of her music, the time she spent with ‘Til Tuesday, and the way Aimee thinks about creating songs. Also, Brian and Aimee discuss an event prior ...Show More
Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder Pt. II: 8/11/15

1:33:30 | Aug 11th, 2015

Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, the two comedians that host The Bonfire on Sirius XM’s Comedy Central Radio, talk about the long road to finally landing their deal on satellite radio and everything that has transpired in their relationship since Mr. ...Show More
David Lipsky: 8/4/15

1:35:33 | Aug 4th, 2015

David Lipsky, the author of Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, the book which has been adapted into a feature film, The End Of The Tour, joins Brian to talk about the accuracy of the late David Foster Wallace’s portrayal in the movie, t...Show More
Divya Narendra: 7/28/15

1:14:18 | Jul 28th, 2015

After being embroiled in a lawsuit with Mark Zuckerberg over the origins of Facebook, Divya Narendra, the founder and CEO of the investor community SumZero, joins Brian this week to discuss Narendra’s early success creating Harvard Connection, the re...Show More
Paul Giamatti: 7/20/15

1:06:33 | Jul 20th, 2015

Paul Giamatti, the well respected, award-winning actor who stars along side Damian Lewis in Showtime's latest series, Billions, joins Brian this week to discuss working together on the set of the show (Brian is a co-creator and executive producer of ...Show More
Starlee Kine: 7/14/15

1:10:21 | Jul 14th, 2015

This week on the Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Starlee Kine, the host of the podcast Mystery Show. With the first five episodes of Kine’s show complete, Brian caught up with her to ask about the response she has received and how that differs from ...Show More
Seth Godin: 7/7/15

1:02:48 | Jul 7th, 2015

Back for his 2nd appearance on the show - New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin, joins us this week to talk about his latest project, altMBA, and the process of searching for his next piece of work. Also, Brian and Seth disc...Show More
Debbie Gibson: 6/30/15

1:27:53 | Jun 30th, 2015

Debbie Gibson, the pop music icon known for songs such as “Only In My Dreams” and “Lost in Your Eyes” joins us this week to talk about the highs and lows of her career and walking the line between being a product and an artist. Debbie also shares sto...Show More
James Le Gros: 6/23/15

1:17:22 | Jun 23rd, 2015

James Le Gros, the longtime actor known for his roles in movies such as Drugstore Cowboy and Living in Obilvion joins us this week to talk about the freedom of not knowing what’s next and why it’s important, even after being credited on over 100 TV s...Show More
Lewis Black: 6/16/15

1:17:31 | Jun 16th, 2015

Lewis Black, the comedian, author, and playwright, joins us on the podcast this week to talk about his long road to living a creative life. The two discuss the night Brian saw Lewis at the Beacon Theatre and watched him perform a bit about Vince Gill...Show More
Chuck Todd: 6/9/15

1:13:02 | Jun 9th, 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'...Show More
Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes): 6/2/15

1:12:24 | Jun 2nd, 2015

Taylor Goldsmith, lead singer-songwriter for the band Dawes, joins us this week to talk about the group's new album, All Your Favorite Bands. The album is out today and Taylor can be heard playing an acoustic version of the title track at the end of ...Show More
Killer Mike: 12/2/14

1:11:35 | May 29th, 2015

Note: This bonus episode was produced and aired by Grantland in December 2014.This week on The Moment we revisit Brian’s conversation with Killer Mike which took place in November 2014. Killer Mike is one half of the Run the Jewels duo along side El-...Show More
PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman - 5/26/15

1:17:36 | May 26th, 2015

PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, the hosts of Reply All, discuss their creative partnership and their meteoric rise from WNYC to Gimlet. They also discuss their own worries for the show, the collective work it takes to put out an episode, and finding the sw...Show More
Bryan Garner: 5/18/15

1:13:37 | May 18th, 2015

Bryan Garner, author, lexicographer, and subject of David Foster Wallace’s essay Authority and American Usage, joins Brian to talk about their mutual love of language. Bryan also explains the fight between descriptivists and prescriptivists, how his ...Show More
Noah Emmerich: 5/12/15

1:10:03 | May 12th, 2015

Noah Emmerich, otherwise known as Stan Beeman on The Americans, joins Brian to talk about the subtleties in his craft, how he went from being a musician and travel writer to an actor, and how Brian broke Noah the news that he couldn’t land a role in ...Show More
Jon Acuff: 4/14/15

1:10:07 | Apr 14th, 2015

Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author, talks about the pleasures of writing a book he believes in and the struggles of promoting one his heart wasn’t fully into. Also, Jon reflects on his time with the Dave Ramsey team, the years he spent as a...Show More
David Chang: 4/7/15

1:03:57 | Apr 7th, 2015

David Chang, chef and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, discusses love and hate and how he has used each to fuel his success. Plus, the early days of Momofuku Noodle Bar, when the fear of financial ruin forced David to find a way to find a wa...Show More
Eric Bogosian: 3/31/15

1:08:28 | Mar 31st, 2015

Legendary actor, playwright, and author Eric Bogosian on what keeps him inspired, the experience of becoming other people, and his new book, 'Operation Nemesis.'
David Levien: 3/24/15

1:21:01 | Mar 24th, 2015

David Levien, Brian's filmmaking partner and author of 'Signature Kill,' on how grit beats talent in fighting and writing.
Edward Burns: 3/17/15

1:25:04 | Mar 17th, 2015

Edward Burns, writer and filmmaker, on finding his creative voice, making compromises as an artist, and handling rejection like Kobe Bryant.
James Altucher: 3/10/15

1:04:46 | Mar 10th, 2015

James Altucher, entrepreneur, author, and host of 'The James Altucher Show,' on striking it rich, going bust, and the daily practices he integrates into his life to do what he loves.
Keith Robinson: 3/3/15

1:16:50 | Mar 3rd, 2015

Keith Robinson, a linchpin in the New York comedy scene, on taking young comics under his wing and his first hour-long special on Comedy Central.
Big Jay Oakerson Pt. I: 2/24/15

1:14:50 | Feb 24th, 2015

Big Jay Oakerson on the comedy high-wire act he does every night and the dark days that sometimes follow.
Ivan "Ramen" Orkin: 2/17/15

1:19:10 | Feb 17th, 2015

Ivan Orkin, owner and founder of Ivan Ramen, talks about the formative experiences in his journey to being one of the top chefs in the world.
Seth Meyers: 2/4/14

1:09:12 | Feb 13th, 2015

Brian Koppelman and Seth Meyers discuss Seth's departure from 'SNL,' how he feels about his rep as the nicest guy in Hollywood, and the debut of 'Late Night With Seth Meyers.' (Originally ran 02-04-14)
Jason Isbell: 2/10/15

1:07:17 | Feb 10th, 2015

Jason Isbell, award-winning singer/songwriter, ex-member of Drive-By Truckers, on finally living up to his potential.
Rob Morrow: 2/3/15

1:17:10 | Feb 3rd, 2015

Rob Morrow, star of 'Quiz Show,' 'Numb3rs,' and 'Northern Exposure,' on how deep he needs to go for his art.
Marc Maron: 2/8/14

1:10:32 | Jan 30th, 2015

WTF host Marc Maron joins Brian Koppelman to talk about the joy of telling intentionally unfunny jokes, last chances, and why Marc still hasn't had coffee with Jon Stewart. (Originally ran 02-18-14)
Bill Hader: 1/27/15

1:36:29 | Jan 27th, 2015

Former 'SNL' star Bill Hader on what his real dream is, why movies matter, and how anxiety drives his creativity.
Amy Schumer: 1/19/15

1:38:35 | Jan 19th, 2015

Amy Schumer, groundbreaking comedian, on what she loves and hates about her life right now.
Russell Peters: 1/13/15

1:16:44 | Jan 13th, 2015

Russell Peters, world-renowned comedian, on what it feels like to be on the outside looking in despite all of his success.
Danny Strong: 1/6/15

1:20:54 | Jan 6th, 2015

Danny Strong, Emmy award-winning screenwriter and actor, talks about redefining himself by chasing his creative curiosity.
Jessi Klein: 12/30/14

1:22:51 | Dec 30th, 2014

Jessi Klein, executive producer and writer of 'Inside Amy Schumer,' discusses the long road to comedy success.
Dave Ramsey: 12/23/14

1:08:46 | Dec 23rd, 2014

Dave Ramsey, one of the most successful radio hosts on earth, on how he turned his life around. And how we all can.
Lydia Loveless: 12/16/14

1:06:42 | Dec 16th, 2014

Lydia Loveless, country-music rebel and songwriter extraordinaire, on why she writes 'em so close to the bone.
Vanessa Selbst: 12/9/14

1:23:24 | Dec 9th, 2014

Vanessa Selbst, the winningest female poker player in history, on reading people, making good decisions at the table, and why poker matters.
Killer Mike: 12/2/14

1:11:03 | Dec 2nd, 2014

Killer Mike, one half of Run The Jewels, on his duty as an artist to take risks, creatively and as a leader.
Tony Robbins: 11/25/14

1:06:29 | Nov 25th, 2014

Tony Robbins on why he wrote his new no. 1 best-selling book, 'Money: Master the Game,' and how we can prime ourselves to win.
Cary Elwes: 11/18/14

1:06:01 | Nov 18th, 2014

Cary Elwes, star of 'The Princess Bride' on what it feels like to be a part of cinema history.
Phil Hellmuth: 11/11/14

1:17:56 | Nov 11th, 2014

Phil Hellmuth, the most famous poker player in the world, on why winning all those WSOP bracelets is still important to him and why he has become a people person.
Marcus Lemonis: 11/4/14

1:15:23 | Nov 4th, 2014

Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC hit show 'The Profit,' on his secrets to making good decisions and why it's easier for him to give than to receive.
Tony Gilroy: 10/28/14

1:13:37 | Oct 28th, 2014

Tony Gilroy, writer/director of 'Michael Clayton' and the 'Bourne' movies, on why and how he does his thing.
Michael Rapaport: 10/21/14

1:09:17 | Oct 21st, 2014

Michael Rapaport, actor and filmmaker, on confidence, insecurity, getting expelled, and his ESPN 30 for 30, 'When the Garden Was Eden.'
Alex Blumberg: 10/14/14

1:24:04 | Oct 14th, 2014

Alex Blumberg, "Planet Money" cofounder, former producer at "This American Life," and current host of the podcast StartUp, on managing the fear of chasing your dreams.
Seth Godin: 10/7/14

1:15:46 | Oct 7th, 2014

Seth Godin - thought leader, Internet guru, best-selling author - on how he found his mission.
Eddie Trunk: 9/30/14

1:06:55 | Sep 30th, 2014

Eddie Trunk, host of 'That Metal Show,' on why rock and roll still matters so much to him, and the pros and cons of living out your high school dream life.
Lawrence Block: 9/23/14

1:14:32 | Sep 23rd, 2014

Lawrence Block, author of 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' and other classic crime novels, talks about the grit required to succeed at writing, running, and distance walking.
Gilbert Gottfried: 9/16/14

1:26:47 | Sep 16th, 2014

Gilbert Gottfried, the Miles Davis of comedy, on what's funny and what's not. Plus an update from Gary Gulman.
Ray Liotta: 9/9/14

1:00:46 | Sep 9th, 2014

Ray Liotta, legendary star of 'Goodfellas,' talks openly about acting, his movies, and why he does what he does.
Adam Duritz: 9/2/14

55:16 | Sep 2nd, 2014

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz on their new album, songwriting, and the meaning of California.
Jon Lovett: 8/26/14

1:34:25 | Aug 26th, 2014

Jon Lovett was a White House speechwriter while in his mid-twenties. Now 30, he creates TV shows. He talks about that ride, proximity to power, and why he does what he does.
Taran Killam: 5/6/14

1:10:43 | Aug 24th, 2014

'SNL' star Taran Killam and Brian Koppelman talk about life on the show, how to get a sketch on the air, and how to stay sane in showbiz.Aired originally 5/6/14
Mike Birbiglia: 8/19/14

1:07:46 | Aug 19th, 2014

Comedian/storyteller/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia on finding his creative groove, the importance of being on time, and why he loves movies.
Craig Mazin: 8/12/14

1:32:41 | Aug 12th, 2014

Craig Mazin, who wrote 'The Hangover Part II' and 'Identity Thief' and hosts Scriptnotes, on dealing with success and failure in Hollywood.
Hank Steinberg: 8/5/14

1:13:35 | Aug 5th, 2014

Hank Steinberg tells how he went from a guy who wanted to make indie films to one of the biggest names in TV.
Tim Ferriss: 7/29/14

1:09:43 | Jul 29th, 2014

Tim Ferriss, life hacker and author of 'The 4-Hour Body,' shares his expertise and thought process with Brian.
Jake Kasdan: 7/22/14

1:05:55 | Jul 22nd, 2014

Filmmaker Jake Kasdan ('Sex Tape,' 'Bad Teacher') on directing 'Freaks and Geeks,' his love of comedy, and connecting to the legacy of his legendary father, Lawrence Kasdan.
Richard LaGravenese: 7/15/14

1:09:19 | Jul 15th, 2014

Academy Award nominee Richard LaGravenese on why he writes, how he writes, and why he still doesn't feel like a real writer.
Ellen Barkin: 7/8/14

1:17:24 | Jul 8th, 2014

Legndary actress Ellen Barkin tells Brian how she prepared to deal with the cruelty of show business, why she sabotaged part of her career, and what matters to her now.
John Heilemann: 7/1/14

1:10:35 | Jul 1st, 2014

Best selling journalist John Heilemann walks Brian through writing 'Game Change' and why he and his partner Mark Halperin have gone into business with Mike Bloomberg.
Neil Burger: 6/24/14

1:07:03 | Jun 24th, 2014

'Divergent' and 'Limitless' director, Neil Burger, talks about what it felt like to wait over 10 years to make his first feature film.
Jenny Hutt: 6/17/14

1:07:29 | Jun 17th, 2014

SiriusXM's Jenny Hutt (Brian's sister) talks about how she finally decided to live her dream of becoming a radio star after years of trying to live a quiet suburban life.
Michael McDermott: 6/10/14

1:10:01 | Jun 10th, 2014

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.
Allan Havey: 6/3/14

1:13:31 | Jun 3rd, 2014

Allan Havey, who plays the hated Lou Avery on 'Mad Men,' on why he loves playing him, what being the hottest stand-up in NYC in the '80s felt like, and true joy.
Dan Soder: 5/27/14

1:14:36 | May 27th, 2014

Comedian Dan Soder tells Brian Koppelman about dinner with Amy Schumer, writing Bill Simmons a mailbag question, and how telling jokes saved him.
John Hamburg: 5/20/14

1:12:31 | May 20th, 2014

John Hamburg, writer/director of 'I Love You, Man,' talks about fitting in, being funny, and his rules for writing good scenes.
Colson Whitehead: 5/13/14

1:05:12 | May 13th, 2014

MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and award-winning author Colson Whitehead tells Brian why he put it all on the line in Las Vegas at the 2011 World Series of Poker.
Taran Killam: 5/6/14

1:10:44 | May 6th, 2014

'SNL' star Taran Killam and Brian Koppelman talk about life on the show, how to get a sketch on the air, and how to stay sane in showbiz.
Baron Davis: 4/29/14

1:03:03 | Apr 29th, 2014

Two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis grew up in South L.A., went to school with Kate Hudson, played for Donald Sterling, and tells Brian all about it.
Doug Ellin: 4/22/14

1:04:14 | Apr 22nd, 2014

'Entourage' creator Doug Ellin and Brian Koppelman explore the value of lifelong friendships and why Long Island still matters to both of them.
David Steinberg: 4/15/14

1:05:40 | Apr 15th, 2014

Comedy legend David Steinberg tells Brian Koppelman about how his jokes got a network show canceled, what it's like to direct Larry David, and why comedy still matters.
Tim Herlihy: 4/8/14

1:20:31 | Apr 8th, 2014

Tim Herlihy - 'Billy Madison,' 'Happy Gilmore,' and 'SNL' writer - tells Brian how he went from being Adam Sandler's college roommate to his creative partner.
Colin Quinn: 4/1/14

1:03:37 | Apr 1st, 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.
Chris Fowler: 3/25/14

1:12:50 | Mar 25th, 2014

'College GameDay' host Chris Fowler joins Brian Koppelman to talk about loyalty, the awesome reality of living your dream, the value of hardwork, and the talent question.
Gary Gulman: 3/18/14

1:18:51 | Mar 18th, 2014

Comedian Gary Gulman tells Brian Koppelman why obsession is the key to writing good jokes, and why being called a 'craftsman' feels like an insult.
Warren Leight: 3/11/14

1:19:42 | Mar 11th, 2014

'Law & Order' executive producer Warren Leight explains how to kick rejection in the teeth, why working fast is a gift, and how much grit it takes to get a play to Broadway.
Craig Finn and Tad Kubler: 3/4/14

1:11:26 | Mar 4th, 2014

Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady talk to Brian Koppelman about the band's mission, its new album, and the long tradition of singers and guitarists feuding.
Chuck Klosterman: 2/25/14

1:09:38 | Feb 25th, 2014

Chuck Klosterman and Brian Koppelman discuss how Chuck deals with the consequences of being 'The Ethicist', how he handles negative reaction to his work, and the nature of cool.
Marc Maron: 2/18/14

1:08:53 | Feb 18th, 2014

WTF host Marc Maron joins Brian Koppelman to talk about the joy of telling intentionally unfunny jokes, last chances, and why Marc still hasn't had coffee with Jon Stewart.
Mario Batali: 2/11/14

1:03:05 | Feb 11th, 2014

Brian Koppelman sits down with Mario Batali, who discusses his brain trauma, being brave enough to sing in front of Bono, and keeping a dinner party as tight as an NFL huddle.
Seth Meyers: 2/4/14

1:07:40 | Feb 4th, 2014

Brian Koppelman and Seth Meyers discuss Seth's departure from 'SNL,' how he feels about his rep as the nicest guy in Hollywood, and the debut of 'Late Night With Seth Meyers.'