John and Craig revisit the discussion of sexual harassment in Hollywood, and how to support writers facing it. While the media spotlight is on the predators, it’s the day-to-day bullying and bad behavior that may have a more pernicious effect.
Then it’s another round of How Would This Be a Movie, looking at stories in the news to see which ones might be suited for the big screen.
Is it the story of a prison camp for female firefighters? The shockingly unregulated human corpse trade? Or is it perhaps the anti-racist protestors shut down by other students at a super-liberal college?
We also answer listener questions about British English vocabulary and how to lure expert consultants for a project.
- Last chance for Scriptnotes T-shirts! We’ve got Classic (in light and dark mode), the Umbrage Strikes Back, and Umbrage & Reason.
- Peter Madsen admits to dismembering, but not killing, Kim Wall. This is a follow-up to past How Would This Be a Movie article, Famed Inventor Says He Buried Reporter ‘At Sea’ After His Homemade Sub Sank on NPR
- The 15:17 to Paris, written by Dorothy Blyskyl and directed by Clint Eastwood, is a former How Would This Be a Movie come to life.
- On the Line: The Female Inmates Who Battle California’s Deadly Wildfires by Matt Toder for NBC News.
- Some dead bodies donated to research in US end up in warehouses of horrors by Beth Mole for Ars Technica.
- The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country by Chris Bodenner for The Atlantic
- An interactive piece by Joel Eastwood and Erik Hinton for the Wall Street Journal looking at the rhyme schemes in Hamilton
- Tens dice game app.
- Big Fish in London!
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UPDATE 11-14-17: The transcript of this episode can be found here.