Article Title: Podcast: KCRW The Business
I’ve really gotten into podcasts lately. They’re downloadable (and free) audio and video shows for your iPod or other media player. Anything from Joke of the Day to a rebroadcast of the NBC Nightly News (often posted as soon as it hits the airwaves or sooner!). There are a lot of cool little shows, like “Feed Me Bubbe” – a kosher cooking show featuring the producer’s grandmother, who shows you how to make latkes and tsimis and chicken soup.
And there are a lot of great shows for screenwriters and others in Show Biz. Including a weekly half-hour news show from KCRW called “The Business“. Claude Roedesser-Ackner reports the news, makes wry commentary, and interviews various people in entertainment. If you don’t already listen to this on the radio, you really should subscribe to the podcast.
You can get this through the KCRW podcast site, which has links to directly download each individual show as an MP3, or to a subscription through iTunes. It’s a free resource. Make use of it!
ADDED NOTE: Right now, “The Business” has some great posts on the history and background of the strike. iTunes only keeps five of these episodes online at a time, and the first of a great two part episode is now at the bottom of the list: Interview with Mark Norman, author of “What Happens Next: A History of American Screenwriting” (You can get older episodes directly through the KCRW site above.)