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OnWriting is a screenwriting podcast brought to you by the Writers Guild of America, East. It's a show about the stories we see on our screens and the people who make them happen. Each week, writers from the film, television, news and digital media industries talk to us about their work - from pitching to production, from process to favorite lines, and everything in between. Season 1 is hosted by Jordan Carlos. Seasons 2 & 3 are hosted by Caroline Waxler. Seasons 4-6 are hosted by Kaitlin Fo ...
 
"Things Not Seen" talks with people of faith who are working to make sense of why we are here and how we can all live together despite our deep differences in belief. The show is hosted by Dr. David Dault, and features guests from a broad spectrum of public life, with in-depth conversations about real struggles at the intersection of faith and culture.
 
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Show notes: 1/6/22 — Dan Tom is joined by New York Post Sports journalist and Couch-side Judges co-host, Scott Fontana (@Scott_Fontana), to break down their – and your – top 5 bad scorecards in MMA. Time stamps: Top 5 starts after an intro to judging criteria at approx. 00:36:45, the listener lists start at approx. 02:12:45, as the episode ends wit…
 
Show notes: 1/21/22 — Dan Tom starts off the show with a quick recap of UFC on ESPN 32 (which ends at approx. 0:11:41). After that, Dan breaks down UFC270 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Amazon and On…
 
With a pair of championships up for grabs this weekend at UFC 270, Scott and Dan decided to revisit one of the greatest January title fights ever: Edgar-Maynard 2. The CSJ decided it was time to rescore it after two years and an explosion of knowledge and understanding of proper MMA scoring, so this is the classic's Appeal Edition. Did their scores…
 
Show notes: 1/14/22 — Dan Tom starts off the show with some shouts and an update on his possible COVID status (which ends at approx. 0:17:21). After that, Dan breaks down UFC Vegas 46 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHS…
 
Host Geri Cole kicks off a new year, and a new season of OnWriting, in conversation with celebrated screenwriter, playwright, and author Tony Kushner—the screenwriter behind the recent adaptation of WEST SIDE STORY. Geri and Tony discuss the process of adapting one of the most famous musicals of all time, how in-depth research about New York's West…
 
Once upon a time, Scott and Dan started a podcast about MMA judging and thought they knew what they were talking about. They didn't, and they spent the first several months scoring fights in dumb ways. The CSJ are schooled now, so they thought it was time to give a second look at some old Past Judgments, such as Triple C's upset of Mighty Mouse in …
 
Our guest Kaya Oakes talks about her recent book The Defiant Middle, which draws on the wisdom of women mystics and explores how transitional eras or living in marginalized female identities can be both spiritually challenging and wonderfully freeing, ultimately resulting in a reinvented way of seeing the world and changing it. Learn more about you…
 
The Judgies are back! Scott and Dan are ready to hand out hardware (it's in the mail, unless it's stolen) for officiating and fighting categories. The CSJ had such fun distributing awards they got a little carried away, but hopefully you'll have fun looking back on the year that was in 2021 MMA.By Scott Fontana and Dan Urban
 
The Data Special returns! Scott and Dan are back to break down what all the data from scored rounds in UFC, Bellator and PFL in 2021 can tell us about the state of MMA judging. Did the infamous 10-8 scores in Round 5 of Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya have a clear impact on the number of 10-8s handed out the rest of the year? Are judges more (or…
 
As we remember the life and legacy of Archbishop Tutu, we revisit this interview from earlier in the year. The Rev. Dr. Michael Battle has been a student and friend of Archbishop Desmond Tutu for a good deal of his life. In his recent book, Battle offers what he calls "A Spiritual Biography of South Africa's Confessor" Learn more about your ad choi…
 
Show notes: 12/23/21 — Dan Tom is joined by TheFight-Site.com‘s Tumen (fellow analyst and host of Tengridome) to recap UFC Vegas 45, as well as a slew of other talking points from the year that range from unsuspecting champions to the state of understanding combat sports in MMA. Links: Follow Tumen on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/chunguskhan03…
 
Host Geri Cole is joined by Tracey Scott Wilson, writer of the Aretha Franklin biopic RESPECT, about writing the film’s screenplay on a very expedited timeline, how being a playwright has informed her film & television career, and her creative process – which includes writing in longhand and starting each day reading scripts. Tracey Scott Wilson is…
 
Show notes: 12/17/21 — Dan Tom starts off the show with some thoughts before recapping UFC 269 (which ends at approx. 0:23:50). After that, Dan breaks down UFC Vegas 45 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw…
 
The epic MMA judging nerd team-up finally is here! Scott and Dan are thrilled to welcome Sean Sheehan, essentially the pioneer of advocating MMA judging criteria education to the masses, to break down the contested rounds from UFC 269. We break down some interesting scores which, quite possibly, might have been different a year ago. Plus, thoughts …
 
For years, Kirsten Powers has been center stage for many of our nation's most searing political and cultural battles as a columnist and TV analyst. On a good day, there will be civil disagreement. On a bad day, it's all-out trench warfare--nothing but a cycle of outrage and self-righteousness. More and more, Powers finds herself wondering, along wi…
 
For the latest live taping of OnWriting, Amanda Peet and Jennifer Kim join host Geri Cole to discuss their work on the new Netflix (academi)comedy-drama series, THE CHAIR. Amanda Peet is the co-creator, showrunner, writer, and executive producer of THE CHAIR. You may also know her from her extensive acting credits, including DIRTY JOHN, BROCKMIRE, …
 
Show notes: 12/9/21 — Dan Tom starts off the show by giving some shouts and addressing some current events before briefly recapping Bellator 272 and UFC on ESPN 31 (as those recaps start at approx. 0:14:51). After that (at approx. 0:59:00), Dan breaks down UFC 269 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the end of the episode. L…
 
A day later than usual, Scott and Dan are back with a breakdown of the (very few) contested rounds from the UFC Apex on Saturday. More importantly, the CSJ have strong thoughts on a round in William Knight's win over Alonzo Menifield that the judges saw unanimously one way and the media scores on MMA Decisions saw unanimously the other way. Which i…
 
In her recent book, Return from Exile: Revelations from an Anchoress in St. Augustine, our guest Marie Laure tells us about a multi-year attempt to visit the home of the mystical writer, Julian of Norwich, and the serendipitous pilgrimage there and back again Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Host Geri Cole talks to John Hoffman—co-creator and showrunner of ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING—about the art of putting together a compelling mystery in a writers' room, how his own life experience shaped his connection to the series, and the creative value of staying in bed. Spoiler Alert: This episode contains lots of big reveals. We recommend yo…
 
Show notes: 12/2/21 — Dan Tom starts off the show by giving a few quick shouts before briefly breaking down the main event for Bellator 272 between Kyoji Horiguchi and Sergio Pettis (which ends at approx. 0:16:51). After that, Dan breaks down UFC on ESPN 31 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the end of the episode. Links: S…
 
The CSJ had no rounds to break down from the weekend as they digested their turkey and, especially in Dan's case, the Thanksgiving sides. But before Scott and Dan look ahead to next weekend, they went back to 2010 and re-scored Jose Aldo's first WEC featherweight title defense against Urijah Faber. And boy, was that one lopsided. Give a listen and …
 
Show notes: 11/24/21 — Dan Tom starts off the show by updating the audience on his health status as he talks about his current break and future plans. Dan then goes on to recap results for UFC 267 (starting at approx. 0:28:20), UFC 268 (starting at approx. 0:39:45), UFC Fight Night 197 (starting at approx. 0:48:40) and UFC Fight Night 198 (starting…
 
Host Geri Cole speaks to PEN15 co-creators, co-writers, and co-stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle about how the duo met (at an experimental theater program in Amsterdam), how PEN15 has become even more honest and raw in its second season, and the curious case of writing for yourself as a 13-year-old. Maya Erskine is a writer and actor known for her…
 
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