Typecast: A Show About Writing
By Kevin Pang
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Typecast is a show about the writing craft, picking the brains of novelists, poets, comedians, musicians, and anyone who puts pen to paper for a living. Think of this show as a wonky Paris Review interview without the reading. Typecast is hosted by Chicago Tribune features writer Kevin Pang.
||CleanTypecast: Steve Padilla 2||Los Angeles Times editor Steve Padilla returns with our most practical episode yet: A sentence-level writing seminar, covering topics from verbs and physical descriptions to leads and endings. This episode will be useful to anyone who puts pen to...||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Jeff Barker||Jeff Barker began his career as a newspaper reporter in his hometown San Diego. In 2006, he left journalism to join the re-election campaign for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, eventually becoming his head speechwriter. Today, Barker leads his...||7/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Dan Wilson||In the late '90s, Dan Wilson found success with his alternative rock band Semisonic and their radio hit "Closing Time." He's since become one of music's most sought-after songwriters, composing for Adele, Dixie Chicks and Taylor Swift. The Grammy...||11/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Ricky Gervais||Ricky Gervais is the writer, director and star of the seminal British comedy The Office. He also created Extras, Life's Too Short, and his latest television series is Derek, now streaming on Netflix. Ricky joins Kevin to talk about his comedy...||7/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Buzz Bissinger||Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger is the author of Friday Night Lights, named one of the best sports books ever written by Sports Illustrated. He's a contributor to Vanity Fair, The Daily Beast, and his new book is Father's Day. Buzz...||6/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Steve Padilla||In 2006, Los Angeles Times editor Steve Padilla gave a brownbag lunch writing workshop at the Chicago Tribune newsroom. That session, called "Writing Diagnostics," was so well-received that the recording continues to be requested by Tribune...||4/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Sarah Vowell||Sarah Vowell is a humorist, historian and animated superhero. She's the author of "Assassination Vacation," "The Partly Cloudy Patriot" and a longtime contributor to public radio's "This American Life." You may recognize her voice as Violet Parr from...||3/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Susan Orlean||Susan Orlean writes about taxidermists, bullfighters, hairdressers, clowns, animals, famous people and suburban 10-year-old kids. A staff writer for The New Yorker, Orlean is the author of The Orchid Thief, Saturday Night, her latest book, Rin Tin...||2/27/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Ben Montgomery & Michael Kruse||Ben Montgomery and Michael Kruse are the one-two punch of narrative journalism at the Tampa Bay Times. Between the two, they've been honored as Pulitzer finalists and American Society of Newspaper Editors Awards winners. They are founding members of...||2/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Joshua Jay||Joshua Jay is one of magic's most-innovative thinkers and acclaimed performers. He's a columnist for MAGIC magazine and the author of "Magic: The Complete Course" and "Joshua Jay's Amazing Book of Cards." Joshua joins us in studio to talk about the...||1/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Shawn Ryan||Shawn Ryan is the man behind the TV series Terriers, The Chicago Code, but he's best known as the creator of the Golden Globe-winning FX show, The Shield. Shawn joins Kevin to share his process, and tells how an economics major who "hated writing"...||1/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Colin Quinn||Colin Quinn recently finished a Broadway run of his critically-acclaimed one-man show "Long Story Short," but he's best known as an anchor on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. He joins us in studio to discuss the fine art of writing comedy.||12/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Chris Jones||At Esquire, Chris Jones follows in the footsteps of Gay Talese and Richard Ben Cramer, and is regarded as one of our finest magazine writers today. He's a National Magazine Award winner and contributes to ESPN the Magazine. Listen to Chris and Kevin...||12/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypecast: Anthony Bourdain||Memoirist, globetrotter, television host and foodie demigod Anthony Bourdain joins us in our series premiere to talk about his writing process. He is the author of "Kitchen Confidential" and a staff writer on HBO's "Treme."||12/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting and Informative
Kevin Pang does a great job of engaging his subjects. They seem genuinely interested in the conversation, and Pang is obviously very knowledgeable about them and their books. They really open up to him, and reveal much more about themselves than a typical interview. I look forward to many more installments of this podcast.
I absolutely love this show, especially it's journalistic bent. I can't help but notice it's not been updated for awhile. Is this podcast defunct?
Great show with great guests. I especially appreciate that the host brings the guests back to the subject of writing. The other personal info is interesting, but writing is what this podcast focuses on.