Screenwriting Podcasts for Every Type of Writer

March 4, 2019 Blog, Motivation

Are you looking for a high-quality screenwriting podcast? Here are over forty-five choices to listen to on your drive to work, while hitting the gym, or as you lounge about.

This list of screenwriting and industry-centric podcasts covers a wide variety of topics from television writing to filmmaking to productivity talks. A variety of hosts sit down with writers, creators, and industry professionals to discuss insights into the creative process.

Be sure to check out the ScriptBlast Screenwriting Podcast hosted by screenwriter/producer Hudson Phillips! Season one is all about productivity for writers. I’m super fortunate to be a guest on episode three where we talk about actionable GOAL SETTING and figuring out your process – because you’ve got this!

Screenwriting and Industry-centric Podcasts

A24 Podcast

Brought to you by the entertainment company A24: The people behind Lady Bird, Moonlight, Eighth Grade, Hereditary, The Witch, The Lobster, Ex Machina & more.

Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

Conan O’Brien uses a podcast to make celebrity friends.

Dead Pilots Society

Scripts that were produced but never made are given a table read.

Don’t @ Me

Unfiltered, culture-conscious conversations with stars, artist, and creators hosted by Justin Simien

3rd & Fairfax

The official podcast of the Writers Guild of America

Good One

Comedians break down their jokes.

Happier in Hollywood

A podcast on… how to be happier in Hollywood.

How to Be a Person

Two comedy writers teach other writers, comedians, and so forth how to be normal human beings.

How to Write Funny

The founder of the Onion interviews celebrities, writers, and comedians about their career.

The Bechdel Cast

A podcast about the portrayal of women in film.

I Think You’re Interesting

Todd VanDerWerff from Vox talks to exciting people in art, entertainment, and pop culture.

Industry Standard with Barry Katz

An insiders look into Hollywood.

Jacob Krueger’s Write Your Screenplay

A screenwriting podcast where award winning screenwriter, Jacob Krueger, shows you what you can learn from various screenwriters.

Just Shoot it

A podcast about filmmaking, storytelling, and directing.

Making Movies is Hard!!!

A podcast about the everyday struggle of being an independent filmmaker.

Making the Sausage

Interviews with people who work in television from production assistants to showrunners.

Off Camera

Long form conversational interviews with artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and writers.

On Comedy Writing

Host Alan Johnson interviews working comedy writers about the business and craft of comedy writing.

On the Page

Script consultant Pilar Alessandra answers questions about script craft and story.

Paper Team

A podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.

Pulling Your Hair Out

TV writer Richard Lowe talks with writers about how they write and what drives them to pull their hair out.

Screenwriters Rant Room

Real talk from working writers.

ScriptBlast Screenwriting Podcast

Hosted by screenwriter and producer Hudson Phillips, the ScriptBlast Screenwriting Podcast exists to help you write better screenplays and write a better life. 

Scriptnotes

John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters, everything from the craft to the business to the best ways to actually get yourself writing.

Scripts and Scribes

Insight and inspiration from top writing professionals in publishing, film & TV, theatre and comic books.

Secrets of Story

Two hosts dive into storytelling.

Showrunners

Insight into the people who run and produce television.

Story Grid

Two hosts dive into what makes a story great.

Talk to my Assistant

Everything you (n)ever wanted to know about being a Hollywood Assistant

The Business

Lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors.

The Director’s Cut

The DGA podcast with behind-the-scenes stories of today’s films.

The Moment

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

The Need to Fail

Comedian Don Fanelli sits down with folks at the top of their game to talk about the times their dreams felt more elusive than ever. 

The Other 50% – a Herstory of Hollywood

Successful women in entertainment share their stories.

The Q and A

Jeff Goldsmith interviews writers.

The Treatment

In-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

The Writer’s Panel

An ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and showrunners.

Nickelodeon Animation Podcast

A behind-the-scenes look into the brains of animation creators, artists and voice talent.

You Must Remember This

A podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century.


Archived Screenwriting Podcasts

2 Degrees of Alie

People’s stories on breaking into Hollywood.

Children of Tendu

Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Jose Molina are television writer/producers with over forty years of combined experience on shows including “Lost,” “Firefly,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “Helix”… and they are giving away all their knowledge for free.

DeconScripted

The hosts deconstruct their favorite TV pilots.

Gatekeeper

Hosted by Jamie Flam, Artistic Director of The Hollywood Improv.

Storywise

A podcast to inform, motivate an inspire writers on how to make their dreams a reality.

TV Writer Podcast

Interviews with working writers.


Thanks for taking a look at these Screenwriting Podcasts, Entertainment Industry Podcasts, Hollywood Podcasts, Film and Television Podcasts, and more. Hope you find something that you love.

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