John and Craig welcome Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the writing team that showruns This Is Us and just made history with Love, Simon.
We discuss their experience of breaking into the industry, writing with a partner, running a hit show, adapting YA novels for the screen, and the broccoli/marinara/pudding meals that got them here.
- Thanks for joining us, Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger!
- Love, Simon is in theaters now! Isaac and Elizabeth also run This Is Us on NBC.
- Queer Qrosswords rewards your donation to an LBGTQ+ charity with crossword puzzles.
- Taking Twitter off your phone while you’re on vacation
- Not being on one’s phone while waiting for someone
- Headspace guided meditation app
- The Scriptnotes Listeners’ Guide!
- The USB drives!
- Isaac Aptaker on Twitter
- Elizabeth Berger on Twitter
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Find past episodes
- Outro by Travis Newton (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 4-16-18: The transcript of this episode can be found here.