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Freaks & Muppets: A Conversation with Jason Segel (#707) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

As charming as any muppet, actor/writer Jason Segel relays how he was destined for the stage at an early age and how, from goofball to vampire puppet musical to full frontal nudity, he's formed a family of weirdos in film and television.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 19, 2020 -- 3:00am
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 19, 2020 -- 1:30pm
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 23, 2020 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jan 24, 2020 -- 5:30am Remind me

Avengers: A Conversation with Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (#903) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Writing partners Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are no strangers to blockbuster franchises. After adapting the Chronicles of Narnia series and several films in the Marvel universe, they were given the daunting task of writing the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. In this episode, Markus and McFeely discuss how they were able to juggle a massive ensemble cast, multiple storylines spanning several movies, and still create a cohesive and entertaining film.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 -- 3:00am Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 -- 11:33pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jan 31, 2020 -- 5:33am Remind me

The Path of an Action Writer: A Conversation with Robert Kamen (#605) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Robert Mark Kamen looks back on his long-time working relationship with Luc Besson and his approach to writing description, violence, and well-developed characters in films such as The Fifth Element, The Transporter, and the Taken franchise. Followed by Luke Patton's short film, Foos Your Daddy?, about a young man's turning point with his overbearing father on the day he leaves for college.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 2, 2020 -- 3:00am Remind me
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Deconstructing Nora Ephron (#912) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Sleepless in Seattle. When Harry Met Sally. You've Got Mail. Julie & Julia. It's undeniable that Nora Ephron was one of the greatest romantic comedy writer/directors Hollywood has ever seen. In this episode, Man Up writer Tess Morris and (500) Days of Summer writer Scott Neustadter discuss the impact of Ephron's films and how her writing has influenced their own work.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 9, 2020 -- 3:00am Remind me
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Script to Screen: American Gods (#815) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

With a huge list of characters, ambitious flashbacks, centuries' worth of mythology, and constant epic battles between gods-all within the confines of a television series, adapting Neil Gaiman's seminal novel American Gods was no small feat. In this episode, Season 1 writer, co-showrunner, and executive producer Michael Green will walk through the series' script, discussing topics like staying true to and expanding the world that Gaiman created.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 16, 2020 -- 3:00am Remind me
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Deconstructing Jane Austen (#716) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The filmmakers behind Sense and Sensibility, The Jane Austen Book Club, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries discuss the timelessness and relate-ability of Jane Austen's characters, from the jealousies, the romances, the desire to improve one's status, and, of course, Mr. Darcy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 -- 3:00am Remind me
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