Field Trip: A Hollywood Visit to the Writers Guild Strike Line

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Field Trip: A Hollywood Visit to the Writers Guild Strike Line

Jump in, we’re going to the Valley to talk to cool, funny screenwriters about ... Artificial intelligence-drafted scripts! Trillion-dollar companies pretending they’re broke! Emmy-nominated writers with side hustles! Teamster bosses dropping mics! What an exciting time to gossip about Hollywood… labor unions! Listen, we all love watching our Programs and laughing, learning and loving. But things are getting WEIRD behind the scenes, and the Writers Guild of America is on strike, showing up in picket lines in front of movie and TV studios. Sometimes in costume. Sometimes with live mariachi bands. And always with the wittiest signs in showbiz, baby. I heard from the writers themselves about why this strike is so important in a rise in labor awareness all over the world. I meant for this episode to be 20 minutes long, but turns out – it’s pretty juicy. 

WGA On Strike

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  • Mario

    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview

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    Andrew, you're the man! Nobody else provides this content to the extent you do. Thank you!

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    Going back trough all the episodes, amazing podcast


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  • Gillian

    BEEN WAITING FOR THIS. Thank you Andrew for everything you do. Youre a true hero to society for the research you do and for sharing it with the public.


    Great episode loved the thing but the intro was a little long

    8 months ago·10 likes·

    Packed with purpose! These short bites of knowledge and wonder will give you inspiration to stay on your mission, build consistency, and serve others with all your heart!

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