20 Best Screenwriter Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about screenwriter ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best screenwriter podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Screenwriter Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Junkfood Cinema

  • Publisher: Brian Salisbury
  • Total Episodes: 340

Junkfood Cinema is a shame-free celebration of cult cinema hosted by critic Brian Salisbury and Marvel Studios screenwriter C. Robert Cargill

Ty & That Guy

  • Publisher: Wes Chatham & Ty Franck
  • Total Episodes: 18

Actor Wes Chatham and novelist/screenwriter Ty Franck, of the hit Amazon Prime series THE EXPANSE, speak to a collection of creatives and creators about the art, movies, books, and ideas that inspire them.

Black Girls Guide To Fertility

  • Publisher: Sonhara Eastman
  • Total Episodes: 27

Playwright and Screenwriter, Sonhara Eastman, gives you an in-depth look into the anger, shame, envy and hope of someone battling infertility by sharing her own experiences.

Script Apart

  • Publisher: Script Apart
  • Total Episodes: 25

A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.

Cheers Weekly

  • Publisher: George Tsakiridis & Randy Woodbury
  • Total Episodes: 146

George Tsakiridis and Randy Woodbury embark on a weekly rewatch of the classic TV sitcom Cheers! in a podcast that engages classic television, 80’s pop culture, and nostalgic euphoria. George is an actor/writer from Chicago, IL and Randy is a screenwriter currently based out of London.

The AFC Indie Filmmaking Podcast

  • Publisher: Zombie Cat Productions and Tranquil Aggression Productions
  • Total Episodes: 370

From the current center of the filmmaking universe, Atlanta, Georgia, producer and screenwriter Chuck Thomas interviews film industry professionals, screenwriters, directors, actors, producers and more. Learn how to make your own projects, navigate set protocols, gain distribution, and much more in this series that’s been running weekly since 2014!Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @AFCIndieFilm for updates!Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Networkwww.ifhpodcastnetwork.com

Jeff Grant’s Evolving Podcast

  • Publisher: Jeff Grant
  • Total Episodes: 84

I’m a songwriter/attempting screenwriter living in Fort Worth, Texas. I wanted to do a podcast but figure it out as I go. Hope you enjoy! – Jeff

ScriptBlast Screenwriting Podcast

  • Publisher: ScriptBlast
  • Total Episodes: 18

Hosted by screenwriter and producer Hudson Phillips, the ScriptBlast Screenwriting Podcast exists to help you write better screenplays and write a better life. Jumpstart your productivity in our private screenwriting community! Join today at https://members.scriptblast.com. Learn more at http://www.scriptblast.com.

Britflicks.com Podcast

  • Publisher: Stuart Wright
  • Total Episodes: 501

Irish actor Johnny Vivash: "Had an absolute blast chatting to the gent of gents that is Stuart Wright, a total GOLD standard podcast & a fantastic human bean! 🌟🎞🎧🎤❤️ Loved every minute! :)" Screenwriter STUART WRIGHT is the host of Britflicks.com's podcast. It regularly features: 1) British film makers 2) Supporters of the British film industry 3) Horror filmmakers/horror film lovers from around the world. 4) "5 Great British Horror Films" podcast series… where horror film lovers get to wax lyrical about their 5 favourite British horror movies.

Kill the Cat

  • Publisher: Kill the Cat Presents
  • Total Episodes: 16

Director, editor and cinematographer Ibrahim Faraj and screenwriter and script consultant Cat Sole sit down once a month to break down their favourite movies and TV shows to analyse how and why they work. Topics include the ‘only the best parts’ approach to “The Princess Bride”, the art of world-building in “Harry Potter”, and the formula for perfect “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cold open. https://linktr.ee/KilltheCatPodcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

  • Publisher: John August and Craig Mazin
  • Total Episodes: 65

Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.

Greenlight Reviews

  • Publisher: Evergreen Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 1039

In each 15 minute podcast, Ann & Les review one current movie and recommend two related rentals. Ann is a two-time Emmy winning producer and Les is a former screenwriter turned successful novelist. They not only tell you that a movie is good or bad but they explain why. And then they always have great ideas for renting movies. They’ll help you fill up your queue fast!

People with Purpose | Chaim Marcus

  • Publisher: Chaim Marcus
  • Total Episodes: 7

Did you know that Michael Jordan, in the height of his career, called a kid to apologize for brushing him off? Wanna meet a couple that after not being able to have kids, helped 4,000 couples have a baby? Would you like to meet the 96 y/o man who invented a way to cut your sugar in half and still keep the same taste? Do you drink tap water? Do you have any idea what’s in it? Meet the water warrior, Seth Siegel.   Hi there and welcome, I’m Chaim Marcus and if you enjoy hearing from people with an unwavering commitment to making a difference, check us out. Other topics covered are Israel, sports and entertainment, like the Jewish Jordan – Tamir Goodman, award-winning screenwriter, Greg Allen Howard and Matti Friedman’s Spies of No Country.

3 Way Podcast

  • Publisher: The Kazaryan Brothers
  • Total Episodes: 31

Hosted by The Kazaryan Brothers, Vasiliy, who is an Actor and Aram the younger of the two, who is an Screenwriter/ Director. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/3-way-podcast/support

Behind The Investigation Podcast

  • Publisher: HBO
  • Total Episodes: 7

Behind The Investigation is a six-part podcast hosted by Anna Codrea-Rado – journalist, podcaster, and former friend of Kim Wall – that takes listeners behind the scenes of HBO’s new genre-defying crime drama written and directed by Oscar-nominated Danish screenwriter and film director Tobias Lindholm.   The Investigation is a tense true-crime limited series that explores the gripping case of the murdered young Swedish journalist Kim Wall that shocked a nation and made headlines around the world in 2017 and ‘18. In this podcast, you’ll hear about the true stories behind the investigation from exceptional guests, including the real-life lead investigator, Jens Møller, series writer and director, Tobias Lindholm, and Kim’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall.   The Investigation is available to stream Mondays at 10 PM on HBO Max. 

Script Shop

  • Publisher: Highlighting screenwriters and giving producers insight into great, new work. Screenwriting Podcast | Script-writing | Scripts | Producing
  • Total Episodes: 223

We believe all writers have a true human connection to their work. We highlight this connection by featuring a different screenplay and talking shop with its screenwriter each week. – Discover the human nature beneath the script – Follow clear storylines, beat breakdowns, and theme inspirations – Brainstorm possible plans for production – Bring screenwriters and film producers together – Have a great time! – Talk shop with us at ScriptShopShow.com

The Screenwriting Life with Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna

  • Publisher: Meg LeFauve & Lorien McKenna
  • Total Episodes: 52

Welcome to The Screenwriting Life. Join us as professional screenwriters, Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna, whose combined credits include writing and production on such films as Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Captain Marvel discuss the craft, journey and business of writing for the screen. From dialogue to delivery, Meg and Lorien will guide you through the process, offering inside tips and tricks to help you become the best writer you can be. And now Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thescreenwritinglife/support

How the West Was ‘Cast

  • Publisher: A podcast
  • Total Episodes: 16

Whether you grew up watching the movies of John Wayne, cut your teeth on Clint Eastwood’s “Man with No Name” trilogy, or consider Kevin Costner to be the screen’s quintessential cowboy star, HOW THE WEST WAS ‘CAST is just the podcast you’ve been waiting for. Join screenwriter and journalist Matthew Chernov and film historian and professor Andrew Patrick Nelson as they discuss the beloved masterpieces, forgotten treasures, and curious cult movies that make up the Western film genre. From the timeless classics of the 1940s and ‘50s, to the bold and bloody titles of the 1960s and ‘70s, to the celebrated prestige Westerns of today, HOW THE WEST WAS ‘CAST explores one of cinema’s most fascinating and enduring genres.

In Writing with Hattie Crisell

  • Publisher: Hattie Crisell
  • Total Episodes: 32

Journalist Hattie Crisell visits the studies of writers of all kinds – novelists, screenwriters, poets, journalists and more – to find out how they write, why they write, and what they can teach us about doing it better.

Write About Now

  • Publisher: Jonathan Small
  • Total Episodes: 205

Write About Now features in-depth interviews with successful writers of all types and stripes—journalists, screenwriters, novelists, ghostwriters, and more. Host, Jonathan Small, takes a deep dive into how writers master their craft, offering tips, inspiration, and laughs for both aspiring and professional scribes.

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