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If I Knew You Better

Sep 27, 2019

KEN LEE has been working with Michael Wiese and his production / consulting / publishing company from almost the very beginning. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ken met Michael through a friend’s referral, and several hours into their first lunch together they joined forces. We talk about the stories behind many...


Sep 21, 2019

This week I’m cross-posting an 8-minute shortie episode to both “If I Knew You Better” and my original, retired podcast “Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom”. There are THREE recent episodes of my other show, “How China Works” (co-hosted with Yingying Li), that I really don’t want you to miss. Check out those...


Sep 12, 2019

Returning Champion KEVIN GEIGER swings back by the studio to have an unfiltered chat about, among other things: spinning plates, Brexits big & small, the comedy & tragedy of film financing, the care & feeding of billionaires, the ever-changing China mental map, plus Brendan’s upcoming speaking engagement in Vegas,...


Sep 6, 2019

Christopher Vogler’s seminal work The Writer’s Journey distilled the key lessons of Joseph Campbell’s classic The Hero With A Thousand Faces in a way that took first Hollywood and then the world by storm. It’s influence over the last 25 years has been profound, yet while it remains as relevant as ever (see: the...


Aug 24, 2019

This show is on hiatus until September, but I wanted to let you know about another podcast I just released that I think you’ll like, too. This week on my other show, “How China Works”, my cohost Yingying Li & I had our first “HCW Live!” event at The Bookworm in Beijing. We interviewed a force of nature...