Here are our choices for the best screenwriting podcasts. It’s amazing how much you can learn listening to a 45 minute podcast while walking the dog…
Film journalist, Jeff Goldsmith’s, podcast in which he conducts a lengthy interview with a top screenwriter, asking them questions about how they got into the business, their writing habit, writing process and much more. Unmissable.
Hugely popular script consultant, Pilar Alessandra’s, informative and entertaining weekly podcast in which she interviews a different guest each week from the world of writing, directing, acting and producing. Definitely one of the best screenwriting podcasts on iTunes.
Now defunct, but the 40 odd episodes here are well worth a listen about two regular 30-something guys packing up their successful careers in the restaurant business and moving to LA to try and make it as screenwriters. Warning: Listen on a low volume so as not to be occasionally deafened by Sam’s piercing laugh.
The old version of Jeff Goldsmith’s current podcast, but the same deal — fantastic interviews with top screenwriters from around the world. No longer running, but there are hundreds of great episodes still online to enjoy.
John August and Craig Mazin talk shop about all areas on the profession of screenwriting — from the craft of writing, to legal questions, to Hollywood news. Despite Craig’s often annoying “umbrage,” and John’s inability to make it through a single episode without mentioning Big Fish, there’s too much good stuff here to miss.
Maybe not the most focused podcast on this list, but certainly the funniest. Script Doctor Eric and co-host Matt crack jokes and poke fun at one another in a highly entertaining one hour slot on screenwriting, with the occasional guest. Sadly another podcast that’s no longer running.
New screenwriting podcast from produced screenwriter Ashley Scott Myers. The show usually has a weekly guest and an emphasis on getting started in the business — getting an agent, manager and producer interested in your work.
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So, these are what we consider the best screenwriting podcasts on the web. It’s time to get listening! Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter and receive our Screenwriter’s Resources Tool Kit for free.