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Happier in Hollywood

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.
73 Episodes
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: Reading of the Goonies: Rodriguez: Snow: Gay: Roxane Gay Nemesis Twitter article: Gay's twitter: Feminist: Women: Cold Brew Coffee Maker: 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: Goonies Live Tickets: Goonies Live Twitter: Rodriguez: Snow: Blood: Holmes: Lawrence: Schultz: Kissinger: Detective: John: Blacker: Acker: Thrilling Adventure Hour: Wives: Book Store Locator: Writers Panel: LA:
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: Fix: Good Doctor: Idol: Goldbergs:'s Anatomy: Up: Patmore Gibbs: Wandell: McDonnell: Segal: Fisher: Iger: Conners: Dungey: Pedowitz: Kaling: Winfrey: Keaton:
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!): Grossan: Party: Melcher: A Podcast To Improve Your Life: Step Partners: Skills: Skills: Types: Walden: Tunney: Belt Bags: Lindsay:
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: To Meditate: Tips To Help Manage Stress: Benefits of Yoga: 8 Yoga: Hoberman: Films and Television: and the Beast: Fighter: Proposal: Negotiator: Woman: of The Bride: Jungle Book: about Bob: Eisner: Horn: Zaks: Fletcher:
Comments (3)

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

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

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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