Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with comedian and writer Dan Shaki about his experience of working on a sitcom pitch and pilot with Nate Bargatze and Jerrod Carmichael. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss two newly released movies: Disobedience, directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola; and Duck Butter, directed by Miguel Arteta and starring Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel about how Democrats are moving to the left on jobs and related policies; we’ll hear from a woman named Summer about being proactive in helping others; and we’ll hear a song from a recent BTR Live Studio session featuring Brooklyn’s Operator Music Band.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
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