Can You Hear Me Shaking My Head?

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Join Nick as he welcomes back to the show political science professor Jason Neidleman as they go through the latest developments, from the Michael Cohen FBI raid, to James Comey's new book, and everything in between. (see: Corruption, Lots Of)
On today's show, National Political Reporter for the Boston Globe Astead Wesley joins to discuss the latest in the Mueller investigation, including the new deal involving Rick Gates, what it means for our democracy when Donald Trump attacks the media, and what is in store for Jared Kushner. 
Star Wars expert Bryan Young joins Nick to discuss the latest installment of the Star Wars saga The Last Jedi. With his unparalleled knowledge of the Lucas Universe, Young gives insight into things that were troubling to many fans, and explanations to other plot holes that suddenly become filled in. Young was particularly touched by Luke's hero's journey and the filmmaking that went into telling that story. 
Dave Stassen is one half of the writing duo (along with Ike Barinholtz) that created the hit movie "Central Intelligence" starring The Rock and Kevin Hart, and also part of the creative team that produces The Mindy Show starring Mindy Kaling. He joins Nick to discuss how his path started as a writer and some behind the scenes looks at how his projects got made and produced. 
Kelly Scaletta has written on politics for the Huffington Post and been interviewed on CNN. He brings his unique insight into how the discourse in America has devolved into a fight for reality and truth, and what we can do to change it.
Culinary Designer Danny Brooks joins Nick to discuss what exactly a culinary designer does - and it spans the entire restaurant industry in profound ways you may not have ever thought of. Danny makes fascinating connections between cooks in the kitchen, managers of the restaurants, and the marketing of their food, comparing it to coaching a basketball team, no less.
Where is the Mueller investigation heading? What do we know so far? How do we process the attack by the right on our law enforcement agencies? Jason Neidleman, a Professor of Political Theory at the University of La Verne, joins us to discuss. 
Find out how involved writing music is for your favorite TV Shows as Gabriel Mann relates his journey from rock performer in a band to writing the theme to the hit show Modern Family.
Oscar nominated Filmmaker Jason Cohen goes into detail how he developed his idea Encore into an ABC Reality Show produced by Kristin Bell. The show reunites a high school musical cast to re-stage their show 20 years later. Cohen is also an Oscar nominated Documentary filmmaker, who describes how his background informs his process now.
Join Coach Nick as he discusses the writing process with Alex Barnow, Executive Producer of the hit ABC show The Goldbergs. Alex also recounts his experiences working on shows like Family Guy, Mr. Sunshine (starring Matthew Perry), and 'Til Death. 
Ronny Chieng is a stand up comedian and current correspondent on the Daily Show. Today, he joins Nick to discuss his journey across the world, honing his craft and learning what it takes to find success. In addition to his insights into comedy, they also discuss the current climate of sexual harassment as scandal after scandal continue to erupt. 
On today’s show, Jared Yates Sexton joins me to discuss the implications of having Donald Trump as our president. Jared rose to public prominence while covering Trump’s rallies during the presidential campaign, and as a creative writing professor at Georgia Southern University, was able to describe these events in vivid, yet concise, tweets that captured Twitter’s attention. He wrote articles for the New York Times, New Republic, and Politico using a deeply personal narrative that resonated certainly with me, and countless others. This led to Jared authoring a book, titled The People Are Going TO rise like the waters upon your shore. He recounts the events of the campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton through his eyes attending the various rallies and events, capturing one of the most fascinating and tumultuous times in our political history. It’s a testament to the quality of his wiring that it simultaneously makes you depressed while compelling you to continue reading page after page, to hopefully make peace and find answers. It’s a terrific book, into its 3rd printing already, and well worth the time.
Join Coach Nick, of BBALLBREAKDOWN, in his inaugural podcast on politics and culture. Joining him today is Ben Wexler, who co-created the Billy Crystal/Josh Gad vehicle The Comedians, and wrote on numerous TV shows like Community and Arrested Development. Ben gives us insight behind how shows get on the air and are run in the writer's room. We also dive into the recent political events surrounding the election of Donald Trump.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Coach Nick of the BBALL BREAKDOWN Podcast
Podcast Status
Nov 8th, 2017
Latest Episode
Apr 13th, 2018
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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