Hollywood & Levine

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Sinopsis

Hollywood & Levine looks at the world of entertainment, pop culture, screenwriting, and life, and takes none of it seriously. The point is to make you laugh, although useful information might accidentally slip through. Hosted by Emmy-winning writer/baseball announcer/talk show host, Ken Levine, Hollywood & Levine will feature commentary, war stories on Kens career (MASH, Cheers, Frasier, Simpsons), interviews, writing advice, movie reviews, snarky award show recaps, tall tales from his baseball and radio career, segments from old broadcasts, improv sketches, answering listener questions, and more. Its a fun, fast-paced hour of humor, nonsense, and God knows what.

Episodios

  • EP170: The Golden Era of Radio

    EP170: The Golden Era of Radio

    16/04/2020 Duración: 30min

    By popular demand, Ken shares an audio documentary he made for a UCLA class with fellow classmate, Bill Pearl. It traces Southern California Top 40 radio from the ‘50s to the ‘70s. We got an A.

  • EP169: For those who miss sports

    EP169: For those who miss sports

    09/04/2020 Duración: 35min

    On this week's Hollywood & Levine, sportscaster Josh Lewin joins Ken to discuss his new podcast, “The Throwback League” – recreating games between the best teams in baseball. It’s a great way to spend a day on lockdown. 

  • EP168: Free Association Podcasting

    EP168: Free Association Podcasting

    02/04/2020 Duración: 32min

    As an experiment, Ken just free associates from one random topic to another. It’s a little of everything including throwing Neil Young out of a record store. 

  • EP167: Comedy Suggestions While Quarantined

    EP167: Comedy Suggestions While Quarantined

    26/03/2020 Duración: 36min

    On this week's Hollywood and Levine Podcast, Ken Levine puts together a list of over 60 of his favorite comedy movies worth seeing whilst you're locked on in quarantine. There’s nothing you can do and nowhere you can go, so you might as well spend the time laughing at some of the best comedies of all time.  The list includes: Beverly Hills Cop, All About Eve, Blazing Saddles, Groundhog Day, Road To Morocco, Something About Mary and many more. Enjoy!    

  • EP166: More with Comedy Writer Jay Kogen

    EP166: More with Comedy Writer Jay Kogen

    19/03/2020 Duración: 25min

    This week, comedy writer Jay Kogen discusses his time working on FRASIER, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, and shares stories about his work on the huge hit TV show THE SIMPSONS.

  • EP165: The Birth Of The Simpsons

    EP165: The Birth Of The Simpsons

    12/03/2020 Duración: 25min

    Ken interviews Jay Kogen, one of the original writers of THE SIMPSONS. He’s worked on many great shows and won an Emmy for a script of FRASIER. In part-one of this two-parter, Jay talks about breaking in, learning from Garry Shandling, and the early days of THE SIMPSONS. 

  • EP164: And now for the play-by-play

    EP164: And now for the play-by-play

    05/03/2020 Duración: 52min

    With the help of celebrity interviewer, Arlen Peters, Ken discusses his “other” career – that of a major league baseball play-by-play announcer.   How he broke in, why he broke in, the stories and lessons along the way doing both minor and major league broadcasting (while maintaining a writing career).   It’s not so much a “baseball” episode as “Walter Mitty” episode.

  • EP163: All things FRASIER

    EP163: All things FRASIER

    27/02/2020 Duración: 24min

    In the second part of his discussion with David Lee, the co-creator of FRASIER, they get into the creation, casting, tone, and speculation over whether there will ever be a reboot of this iconic series.   If you’re a fan of FRASIER, this episode is not to be missed. 

  • EP162: Meet FRASIER co-creator David Lee

    EP162: Meet FRASIER co-creator David Lee

    20/02/2020 Duración: 28min

    David Lee was a showrunner on THE JEFFERSONS and CHEERS and co-creator of WINGS and FRASIER. He’s an Emmy winning writer/director/producer.  In part one of this two part discussion, he discusses breaking into the business, THE JEFFERSONS, CHEERS, and the rigors of creating their first series, WINGS.  Next week is all FRASIER. 

  • EP161: 50 Actors we Rejected

    EP161: 50 Actors we Rejected

    13/02/2020 Duración: 42min

    Even the best actors get rejected countless times. Ken lists all the actors he and writing partner, David Isaacs have rejected for projects – often for good reasons, some for frustrating reasons (the network wouldn’t approve them), and some we just plain screwed up. But hopefully it will give heart to actors that rejections can’t deter talent or a great career.

  • EP160: Meet John Pike Part 2

    EP160: Meet John Pike Part 2

    06/02/2020 Duración: 23min

    The former president of Paramount TV and VP of CBS Late Night, John Pike discusses his role, the birth of Fox, the return of STAR TREK, working with David Letterman, the future of the business, and he offers great advice for anyone interested in getting into the entertainment industry. 

  • EP159: Things even I didn’t know about FRASIER  CHEERS

    EP159: Things even I didn’t know about FRASIER & CHEERS

    30/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    Ken’s guest is John Pike, the longtime president of Paramount Television in the ‘80’s & ‘90s. Most people don’t know this but John played an instrumental role in the creation of FRASIER. That and CHEERS take up most of part-one of this fascinating two-part interview.

  • EP158: Concerts I’ve Attended: Seeing the great and not so great

    EP158: Concerts I’ve Attended: Seeing the great and not so great

    23/01/2020 Duración: 49min

    Ken recalls some of the music concerts he’s attended down through the years.  From Sinatra to the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band he’s seen ‘em all, or at least some of ‘em.

  • EP157: Analyzing Comedy with David Isaacs , Part 2

    EP157: Analyzing Comedy with David Isaacs , Part 2

    16/01/2020 Duración: 23min

    Ken and longtime writing partner David Isaacs discus genres of film and TV comedy. Why FRIENDS and other successful sitcoms work. 

  • EP156: Analyzing Comedy with David Isaacs, Part 1

    EP156: Analyzing Comedy with David Isaacs, Part 1

    09/01/2020 Duración: 28min

    On this week's Hollywood and Levine podcast, Ken’s writing partner David Isaacs returns for a lively discussion on comedy – theories, genres and romcoms. It’s a fascinating study of what it takes to evoke laughter. 

  • EP155: Making MANNEQUIN ( MANNEQUIN 2) Come to Life

    EP155: Making MANNEQUIN (& MANNEQUIN 2) Come to Life

    02/01/2020 Duración: 34min

    The wild stories of the making of these two Hollywood films (one a huge hit, the other a colossal bomb). It’s a saga filled with colorful characters, scoundrels, wacky decisions, and overall craziness. In other words: a typical Hollywood story. And Ken was right in the middle of it all. 

  • EP154: Holiday  Levine

    EP154: Holiday & Levine

    19/12/2019 Duración: 32min

    This week on Hollywood and Levine, Ken tells tales of his Christmas childhood growing up in ole’ LA.

  • EP153: What it takes to be a good Comic Actor

    EP153: What it takes to be a good Comic Actor

    12/12/2019 Duración: 36min

    Ken puts on his director hat and shares his thoughts on how to become a good comic actor. And he offers some great examples.

  • EP152: Crazy Casting Stories

    EP152: Crazy Casting Stories

    05/12/2019 Duración: 27min

    This week on Hollywood and Levine Podcast, Ken shares some stories of horrible casting suggestions, and inspired casting choices that were rejected. It’s why all actors are on Lexapro.

  • EP151: Thanksgiving Turkeys

    EP151: Thanksgiving Turkeys

    28/11/2019 Duración: 31min

    Once again Ken plays some Thanksgiving Turkeys, songs that don’t try to be funny but just are.  Get ready to laugh and cringe, but mostly laugh. 

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