Liz and Sarah are in the midst of Hell Month. They discuss how they’re getting through the time-management nightmare of writing, shooting, AND editing all at the same time on their show, The Fix. Then this week’s Hollywood Hack is: always have a man in the room when you’re interviewing candidates for a job. You’ll love the reason why. Finally, Liz reveals her husband’s celebrity sighting at Craig’s: Mariah Carey!
Prompted by a listener question about living paycheck to paycheck in Hollywood, Liz and Sarah introduce a new listener questions segment called “The Mailroom.” Then they discuss growing up in La La Land with Autumn Chiklis, actor and author of the new bestselling novel Smothered. Her advice to Liz and Sarah to keep their kids grounded? Be there! Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: to remember someone’s name, do a little online semi-stalking.
Liz and Sarah discuss the notion that you never know what’s around the corner, so you might as well embrace the unknown and enjoy the small victories along the way. Then in Hits and Bombs, Sarah shares her play date fail, and Liz joins a mahjong group! This week’s Hollywood Hack: targeted therapy. Finally, Sarah reveals her Celebrity Sighting from the farmer’s market: Jason Schwartzman.
Liz and Sarah discuss the art and science of staffing their writers’ room on The Fix. What are they looking for? How many pages of a sample script do they usually read? What makes a writer stand out? Then they talk to their assistant Mary about her very “woo-woo” trip to the Integratron sound bath in Joshua Tree. Finally, this week’s tech-savvy transaction Hollywood Hack: Venmo!
Sparked by Roxane Gay’s Nemesis Twitter, Liz and Sarah discuss nemeses and how they can serve as motivation. Then they talk about Sarah’s recent “obligation vacation” and the many obligations we could all use a vacation from— order a meal service for a week so you don’t have to cook, take a break from cleaning your house, or ignore the mail for a few days. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week’s Oprah-approved Hollywood Hack: the Abosu cold brew coffee maker.