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Happier in Hollywood

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Veteran TV writers Liz Craft and Sarah Fain demystify Hollywood by making career and personal struggles universal. Friends since high school and writing partners for 17 years, Liz and Sarah have survived and thrived in Tinseltown’s male-dominated entertainment industry, guided by blind optimism and a Midwestern work ethic. Along the way they've learned a lot about kicking ass, kissing ass, and office yoga.
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Ep. 71: Take An Obligation Vacation
Sparked by Roxane Gay's Nemesis Twitter, Liz and Sarah discuss nemeses and how they can serve as motivation. Then they talk about Sarah's recent "obligation vacation" and the many obligations we could all use a vacation from—  order a meal service for a week so you don't have to cook, take a break from cleaning your house, or ignore the mail for a few days. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week's Oprah-approved Hollywood Hack: the Abosu cold brew coffee maker. Links:RAICES: https://actionnetwork.org/groups/raices-refugee-and-immigrant-center-for-education-and-legal-servicesLive Reading of the Goonies: https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do/the-goonies-liveTwitter: https://twitter.com/thegoonieslive?lang=enGina Rodriguez: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1752221/Brittany Snow: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811242/?ref_=nv_sr_1Roxane Gay: http://www.roxanegay.com/ Roxane Gay Nemesis Twitter article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nemesis-twitter-roxane-gay_us_5b8719bae4b0cf7b0031d083Roxane Gay's twitter: https://twitter.com/rgay?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorBad Feminist: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Feminist-Essays-Roxane-Gay/dp/0062282719Difficult Women: https://www.amazon.com/Difficult-Women-Roxane-Gay/dp/0802127371/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537297636&sr=1-1&keywords=difficult+women+roxane+gayHunger: https://www.amazon.com/Hunger-Memoir-Body-Roxane-Gay/dp/0062420712/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537297651&sr=1-1&keywords=Hunger+roxane+gayAbosu Cold Brew Coffee Maker: http://www.asobubottle.com/product/99Photo by Noemí Jiménez on Unsplash
Ep. 70: Make The Thing You Love To Make
Why do we ignore red flags? Prompted by Liz's recent read of the book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, she and Sarah discuss how and why people dismiss red flags in their professional and personal lives. Then they interview TV/comic book writer Ben Blacker about his podcast The Writers Panel and his upcoming comic book Hex Wives. Finally, Liz reveals a parent-friendly Hollywood Hack she recently discovered: work while your kid is falling asleep. Links:RAICES: https://actionnetwork.org/groups/raices-refugee-and-immigrant-center-for-education-and-legal-servicesThe Goonies Live Tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=edc8f1f63e5ef70911c278b299e7f231&vqitq=fb116332-c926-48e5-b843-54c19322190d&vqitp=dbc92599-9b99-475b-a91c-d997eb9390f2&vqitts=1535339779&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=441f0539857bcbb450ec2184073df055The Goonies Live Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGooniesLiveGina Rodriguez: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1752221/Brittany Snow: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811242/?ref_=nv_sr_1Bad Blood: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Secrets-Silicon-Startup/dp/152473165XElizabeth Holmes: https://www.businessinsider.com/theranos-founder-ceo-elizabeth-holmes-life-story-bio-2018-4Theranos: http://www.theranos.com/Jennifer Lawrence: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2225369/?ref_=nv_sr_1George Schultz: https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/shultz-george-prattHenry Kissinger: https://www.henryakissinger.com/True Detective: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/?ref_=nv_sr_1Dirty John: https://wondery.com/shows/dirty-john/Ben Blacker: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3011071/?ref_=nv_sr_1Ben Acker: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009921/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Thrilling Adventure Hour: http://thrillingadventurehour.com/Supernatural: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/?ref_=nv_sr_1Hex Wives: https://www.comixology.com/Hex-Wives-2018/comics-series/123464?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVyComic Book Store Locator: https://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575The Writers Panel: http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel/826 LA: http://826la.org/
Ep. 69: Our Dream Guest! An Interview With ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey
Liz and Sarah's dream guest doesn't disappoint! They talk to ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey about everything from the benefits of compartmentalizing, diversity in Hollywood, the famous Roseanne decision, to television development and why her notes are so good. Then Liz and Sarah share this week's fitness Hollywood Hack: get your coworkers to do a plank with you every hour. Finally, Liz reveals this week's Celebrity Sighting at the doctor's office: Mindy Kaling! Links:Channing Dungey: https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/abc-executives/The Fix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1The Good Doctor: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6470478/?ref_=nv_sr_1Roseanne: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094540/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1American Idol: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319931/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Goldbergs: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2712740/?ref_=nv_sr_1Grey's Anatomy: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413573/?ref_=nv_sr_1UCLA: http://www.ucla.edu/Step Up: https://www.suwn.org/Suzanne Patmore Gibbs: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2616212/?ref_=nv_sr_1Morgan Wandell: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2325304/?ref_=nv_sr_1Ed McDonnell: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0568093/Steven Segal: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000219/?ref_=nv_sr_1Lucy Fisher: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0279651/?ref_=nv_sr_1Bob Iger: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2250609/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Conners: https://deadline.com/2018/06/roseanne-spinoff-the-conners-abc-no-roseanne-barr-involvement-1202415440/Merrin Dungey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242257/?ref_=nv_sr_1Mark Pedowitz: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1647392/?ref_=nv_sr_1Mindy Kaling: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411676/Oprah Winfrey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/?ref_=nv_sr_1Diane Keaton: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000473/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Ep. 64: Enneagrams And Fun, Fun Fridays!
Liz and Sarah discuss Fun, Fun Fridays — what they are and why they’re bringing The Fix team together. Then Liz and Sarah reveal their enneagram results and talk to world-renowned executive coach Michael Melcher about how personality type influences leadership style. This week’s fashionable Hollywood Hack: get a signature belt. Finally, Liz’s celebrity sighting this week is Rachel Lindsay from The Bachelorette. If only Liz had mustered the courage to ask for a selfie!Links:How To Start Knitting (And Learn To Love It!): https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/smarter-living/how-to-start-knitting.htmlMark Grossan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0343523/Puppy Party: https://www.today.com/pets/puppy-parties-are-real-thing-one-happened-today-studio-t38301Michael Melcher: http://www.michaelmelcher.com/Meanwhile: A Podcast To Improve Your Life: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meanwhile-a-podcast-to-improve-your-life/id1196203650?mt=2Next Step Partners: https://nextsteppartners.com/michael-melcher/Soft Skills: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/list-of-soft-skills-2063770Hard Skills: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/what-are-hard-skills-2060829Enneagram Types: https://www.integrative9.com/enneagram/introduction/Dana Walden: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992861/Robin Tunney: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000677/?ref_=nv_sr_1Designer Belt Bags: https://www.neimanmarcus.com/c/handbags-handbags-belt-bags-cat67650739Rachel Lindsay: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8658068/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Ep.63: From The Mailroom To Billion Dollar Blockbusters -- An Interview With Mega-Producer David Hoberman
Liz and Sarah are stressed out! During this insanely busy time for their ABC show, The Fix, they discuss their go-to tools for managing stress -- and whether or not they're working. Then they talk to their favorite mogul David Hoberman, founder and co-owner of Mandeville Films and Television, about being a producer, the #MeToo movement, and how to resolve conflict on the job. Finally, Liz and Sarah share the perfect gifting idea in this week's Hollywood Hack: BoxFox. Links:How to leave a review on iTunes: https://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipadHow To Meditate: http://how-to-meditate.org/Five Tips To Help Manage Stress: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/manage-stress.aspxThe Benefits of Yoga: https://osteopathic.org/what-is-osteopathic-medicine/benefits-of-yoga/Hot 8 Yoga: http://hot8yoga.com/David Hoberman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387674/Mandevile Films and Television: http://mandfilms.com/Beauty and the Beast: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2771200/Wonder: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543472/?ref_=nv_sr_2Insurgent: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2908446/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Fighter: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0964517/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Proposal: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1041829/?ref_=nv_sr_1Monk: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Negotiator: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120768/Pretty Woman: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100405/?ref_=nv_sr_1Father of The Bride: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101862/videoplayer/vi169124121?ref_=nv_sr_1_v_1The Jungle Book: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3040964/?ref_=nv_sr_1What about Bob: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103241/?ref_=nv_sr_1Michael Eisner: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004894/Alan Horn: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0394787/?ref_=nv_sr_1#MeToo: https://metoomvmt.org/Laurie Zaks: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1144175/?ref_=nv_sr_1Anne Fletcher: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281945/?ref_=nv_sr_1Monk: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172/?ref_=nv_sr_1BoxFox: https://shopboxfox.com/
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Stephanie Megan

I listen everyday and love you guys!! I have caught up on all the episodes so quickly that I’m having Sarah and Liz withdrawals

Apr 18th
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Tracey Issa

my second favourite podcast after happier with gretchin rubin. this is down to earth interesting and fun and enlightening. highly recommend

Mar 9th
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Melissa Widrick

This is one of my favorite podcasts! Liz and Sarah brighten my commute with their down to earth approach to life and practical wisdom with grit and humor. It feels like a special treat when I see a new episode!

Jan 4th
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