Scriptnotes is a free weekly podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. It’s hosted by me and Craig Mazin. Around 80,000 people listen to it each week.
From the start, Scriptnotes has been ad-free. In order to pay for our producer, editor and transcriber, we offer a paid premium version that gives access to the entire back catalogue of 430+ episodes.
For the past few years, we’ve been using a service that channels the premium feed through a custom app on iOS and Android.1 It’s been frustrating. Listeners have been experiencing an increasing number bugs in the app, which is a major reason we’ve decided to switch to a new service starting this week.
The new Scriptnotes Premium costs $4.99/month. In addition to helping support the folks who make the show, premium members get the following benefits:
- Access to the entire back catalogue
- Bonus segments on all new episodes
- Exclusive member-only episodes
- Early access to episodes, generally Monday evening
- Advance notice about live events
Even better, the new Scriptnotes Premium works in normal podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Castro and most Android players.2
To sign up, all you need is your email address and credit card. There are no user names or passwords. You can do it quickly on mobile — or if you’re registering on desktop, have it send you a text message with a link to subscribe.
Our first exclusive premium episode will be a deep dive look at Die Hard. It comes out December 25th.
We’ll also have additional bonus content this week: a discussion with Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns about 1917.
Thank you to all the listeners who’ve supported the show over the past eight years.3 We’re excited to keep going, both with the classic free Scriptnotes and the premium version.
You can sign up for Scriptnotes Premium at scriptnotes.net.
- Frustratingly, the buggy Scriptnotes app is released through our company (Quote-Unquote), but we don’t have any control over its design or function. It’s all handled by the provider. ↩
- Scriptnotes Premium doesn’t currently work on “walled garden” services like Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or NPR One. ↩
- We’ll be turning off the lights on the old service after February, but once you’ve subscribed to the new Scriptnotes Premium, you can safely cancel the old one. Follow these instructions. ↩