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Terence Winter Redux! – The Sopranos 20th anniversary



In honor of the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest TV shows ever made, we’re replaying our very first episode of the podcast with a new introduction.

Terry Winter worked his way up The Sopranos writing staff to become one of the three key contributors to the series. Terry went on to a 20 year career at HBO, creating and showrunning two additional series after the end of The Sopranos. He was also nominated for an Oscar for writing The Wolf of Wall Street.

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Michael Rauch is back! – TV Creator, Showrunner



To Live & Dialogue’s first-ever returning guest! Join Aaron and Michael in front of a packed crowd in New Haven to discuss Michael’s prolific career. A successful TV Creator and Showrunner, Michael’s current series is the CBS drama “Instinct,” starring Alan Cumming, which returns for its second season next month. Michael speaks about the nuts and bolts of running a network show, his thoughts on directing, casting, and much much more.


Emily Nussbaum – Pulitzer Prize Winning TV Critic at The New Yorker



Emily is one of the sharpest, most innovative, most influential TV critics working today. She’s the TV critic at The New Yorker, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

Emily was kind enough to shlep up to New Haven where she spoke to Aaron’s class, then did a larger Q&A on stage, answering questions about her career, her process, her run-ins with the TV creators she’s reviewed, and her thoughts on the current state of TV writing.


Brian Koppelman — TV Creator, Showrunner, Screenwriter, Podcaster



Brian’s podcast, The Moment, has been a big influence on To Live & Dialogue. Join Aaron and Brian as they dive into the kinds of issues facing screenwriters that Brian talks about on his pod, including the importance of morning pages, and tuning out the Hollywood gatekeepers. The wide-ranging discussion also touches on Brian’s Showtime series, Billions, as well as his many screenplays, most notably, Solitary Man. In addition to breaking down a scene from that movie, Brian also talks about the craft behind one of his all time favorite film moments, from Donnie Brasco.


Craig Turk — TV Creator and Showrunner



Aaron is thrilled to welcome Craig Turk onto the show. Craig has written some of the best series on broadcast networks in recent memory, including Cold Case, Boston Legal, plus Private Practice and The Good Wife, both of which he ran. Aaron and Craig talk about the pain of produced pilots that don’t go to series, working with Dick Wolf, writing the penultimate Good Wife episode, and Aaron pumps Craig for anecdotes about his old boss, David E. Kelley.


Bobby Moresco — Oscar-winning Screenwriter, TV Creator



Aaron is thrilled to welcome Oscar-winning screenwriter Bobby Moresco onto the show. Aaron and Bobby discuss how training as an actor can help one’s writing, the TV project they collaborated on together, Bobby’s unique method of breaking story, and Bobby goes deep into the genesis of some of his most acclaimed works, including Million Dollar Baby.


Michael Rauch — TV Creator and Showrunner



Michael Rauch joins Aaron in person at the Yale Broadcast Studio to discuss the latest show he’s created, CBS’s Instinct, starring Alan Cumming. They discuss Michael’s extraordinary career in TV, from getting his first two series picked up on the same day, to his work creating and running Life is Wild, Beautiful People, Love Monkey, and serving as co-showrunner on USA Network hit Royal Pains. Aaron also wants to hear about working with 80s superstars Molly Ringwald and C. Thomas Howell, and the two of them geek out on William Goldman and the craft behind Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.


Dana Calvo — TV Creator and Showrunner



TV Creator and Showrunner Dana Calvo joins Aaron to discuss her expansive writing career. Dana was the Creator and Showrunner on the beloved Good Girls Revolt on Amazon. She’s written on some of Aaron’s favorite shows, including Narcos, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Aaron geeks out with Dana about Aaron Sorkin, her writing routine, and the lonely life of a writer who’s selling pilots.


Introduction



Join Aaron on the campus of Yale University, as he previews his upcoming conversations with fellow TV and screenwriters.  Aaron will go deep into craft with the creators and writers behind series such as Narcos, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire, Royal Pains, House of Cards, and The Sopranos, as well as the screenwriters behind Top Gun, The Hunger Games, Shattered Glass, The Wolf of Wall Street, Men in Black, and many, many more.