1. Pat sits in the show runner’s chair again and invites screenwriter Casey Twenter to discuss how a screenwriting bet turned into Rudderless, William H. Macy’s directorial debut.

    In this episode, find out what it’s like to have a film you wrote close Sundance, get bearhugged by Billy Crudup and have your punchlines overanalyzed by Felicity Huffman.

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  2. Our fans were a chatty bunch recently. We’re not sure what happened, but we had end-to-end phone calls this episode.

    We talk to John Locke about the leap from baking to web design, Dean Clean about the Dead Milkmen’s summer tour and Dylan Ribb about talking about Dylan Ribb earlier in the episode, Inception-style.

    All this, plus Pat’s predilection for Hello Kitty and Joy’s sci-fi sex fetishes can be yours if you press ‘play’ RIGHT NOW.

  3. Pat runs the show this week as his guest and friend Peter Grosz calls in from New York City. We learn a ton about writing, acting and that no one’s testicles are safe around Gabe Piper.

    Peter’s staff writing credits include Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Colbert Report, but you may recognize him from films like Stranger Than Fiction, TV shows like Veep and, of course, as the dark-haired guy sitting in a car eating tater tots during Sonic Drive-In commercials.

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