Podcast Discussion - "The Three Disappointments" - 3.10.21

Bill Lehecka

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Tony opens the show by talking about three big moments in his writing career that didn't go the way he wanted them to. Chuck Culpepper of the Washington Post calls in to talk college basketball as we get ready for the Tournament, Brian Koppelman - host of the podcast "The Moment" calls in to talk about that show, plus being in the movie "Michael Clayton", and about writing "Rounders", and Tony closes out the show by opening up the Mailbag.

Songs : Jill Wilson "And We Begin to Dance" ; Interstate Rivals "Doc McMuffins"


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Brian Koppelman busting the old man’s chops over and over for not being familiar with his stuff tickled me half to death.

Maybe now if we all promise to watch Rounders and Billions, Brian will be able to buy himself a telephone that isn’t from the fricking Bob Ryan Collection sweet holy mother of christ!
 

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Maybe now if we all promise to watch Rounders and Billions, Brian will be able to buy himself a telephone that isn’t from the fricking Bob Ryan Collection sweet holy mother of christ!
I was going to post to see if anybody else had trouble with this. The first half of the discussion sounded okay, so I thought my ongoing physical deterioration might have picked that moment to begin proceeding to the ears...
 

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Michael: "These are really interesting stories."

Glad somebody thinks TK's 50-year-resentments are interesting.
Odds are The Old Guy hasn't formalized the inheritance in writing ("I don't know how to make a will!"), so the kid probably needs to keep buttering that (non-grilled cheese) bread, so to speak. If he starts sending in gushing, fawning e-mails about how TK got him through all the most difficult times in his life the case will be cinched.
 
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I was going to post to see if anybody else had trouble with this. The first half of the discussion sounded okay, so I thought my ongoing physical deterioration might have picked that moment to begin proceeding to the ears...
Plus even at the beginning (when he could actually be heard worth a damn), there was the incessant beeping. Call waiting, maybe? I’m guessing he probably had another caller trying to get ahold of him for half the damn interview.

Ugh. Bad radio, bro. Call the show back when you ain’t quite as busy Hollywood boy.
 

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I did like the Koppelman interview, if only because Tony was slightly uncomfortable and also seemed to enjoy the conversation.

Also, didn’t he mention a few months back being upset about not writing about Secretariat? He acted like it was this great unburdening.
 

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Plus even at the beginning (when he could actually be heard worth a damn), there was the incessant beeping. Call waiting, maybe? I’m guessing he probably had another caller trying to get ahold of him for half the damn interview.

Ugh. Bad radio, bro. Call the show back when you ain’t quite as busy Hollywood boy.
Interview was definitely pushed by the podcast company to plug the guy's podcast
 
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#23
So from Tony’s perspective, with Duke and Kentucky done the TV portion of the NCAA tourney is over. Does that mean we can skip the readings of the brackets next week?
 
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