Top 10 Screenwriting Podcasts in 2024: recommended by A.I.

As a fervent advocate for screenwriters seeking to refine their craft and navigate the film industry’s intricate landscape, I recently turned to AI for it’s insights on screenwriting podcasts since there are so many out there. Mine included. With this new age offering an almost unlimited abundance of resources, podcasts can be a valuable tool for learning and inspiration. I must say I was not disappointed by the results. Here’s a breakdown of the best screenwriting podcasts according to AI, imagine my shock to find my podcast listed as #2!

1. Scriptnotes Podcast

Hosted by seasoned screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin, Scriptnotes delves into topics ranging from the nuances of screenplay writing to the dynamics of the film industry. It’s the go-to podcast for anyone looking to understand the depth of screenwriting.

Why Listen? Gain practical advice from industry veterans and a deep dive into both the art and business of screenwriting.

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2. The Successful Screenwriter

The Successful Screenwriter podcast hosted by me Geoffrey D. Calhoun, offers a treasure trove of insights on the craft and business of screenwriting. From interviews with industry experts to practical tips on navigating your screenwriting career, it’s designed to inspire and inform writers at every level.

Why Listen? It’s a comprehensive guide to the screenwriting journey, offering actionable advice and motivational stories.

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3. Draft Zero

Stu Willis and Chas Fisher, the brains behind Draft Zero, analyze scripts to uncover what works (and what doesn’t) in screenwriting. This podcast is perfect for those looking to deepen their understanding of screenplay structure and storytelling techniques.

Why Listen? It’s an excellent resource for learning through the lens of script analysis, focusing on practical writing advice.

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4. On The Page

Pilar Alessandra’s On The Page podcast is a must-listen for writers seeking to sharpen their scriptwriting skills. With episodes featuring writing exercises, industry interviews, and career advice, it’s a holistic resource for screenwriters.

Why Listen? Alessandra’s approachable teaching style and the podcast’s focus on actionable writing tips make it invaluable.

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5. The Writers Panel

Ben Blacker hosts The Writers Panel, an insightful podcast that covers writing across television, film, and comics. Interviews with writers provide a peek into the creative processes behind your favorite shows and movies.

Why Listen? It’s a fantastic way to learn about narrative construction across various media from the creators themselves.

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6. Write Your Screenplay

Jacob Krueger’s Write Your Screenplay podcast focuses on the philosophy behind the writing process. Krueger discusses everything from character development to writer’s block, making it a holistic resource.

Why Listen? For its focus on the mindset and mental strategies successful screenwriters employ.

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7. The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

In The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith, listeners are treated to in-depth interviews with screenwriters and filmmakers about their creative processes. It’s a great way to gain insights into the storytelling techniques of industry professionals.

Why Listen? Goldsmith’s knack for asking the right questions uncovers valuable storytelling strategies and career advice.

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8. Children of Tendu

Children of Tendu, hosted by TV writers Jose Molina and Javier Grillo-Marxuach, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the television writing world. The hosts share their experiences and lessons learned in the industry.

Why Listen? For real-world advice on breaking into and thriving in the TV writing sector.

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9. The Screenwriting Life with Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna

Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna bring their extensive industry experience to The Screenwriting Life, discussing the realities of a screenwriting career and how to navigate its ups and downs.

Why Listen? For its honest conversations on the challenges and triumphs of the screenwriting journey.

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10. Paper Team

Alex Freedman and Nick Watson’s Paper Team focuses on the television writing career, from landing your first gig to the intricacies of the writers’ room.

Why Listen? It’s an essential guide for anyone looking to break into TV writing, offering insider knowledge on the industry.

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Podcasts are an invaluable resource for screenwriters seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. Each of these podcasts offers unique perspectives and invaluable insights into the craft and industry of screenwriting. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to deepen your understanding, tuning into these podcasts can provide the inspiration and information you need to succeed in the world of screenwriting. Happy listening!

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