Josh Olson is an American podcaster and screenwriter.
Josh Olson wrote and directed the low budget horror film Infested in 2002. He wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film A History of Violence.. He was nominated for the British Academy Award, the Writer's Guild Award and the Academy Award.In 2006, Olson collaborated with Harlan Ellison on an adaptation of the author's short story "The Discarded" for ABC's series, "Masters of Science Fiction." He worked on Peter Jackson's film based on the Halo video game series, but the project was later cancelled.Olson wrote the first draft of the movie Jack Reacher, for Paramount Pictures, part of the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. Ultimately, the movie was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie Olson wrote two seasons of the audio drama, Bronzeville, which is produced by and stars Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate. He is one of the hosts of the podcast, "The Movies That Made Me".In 2020, Olson started Rainy Day Podcasts with Mick Jagger, Steve Bing, and Victoria Pearman. The company has a "first look deal" with Warner Brothers, and will produce original narrative podcasts.