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If I Knew You Better

Mar 28, 2020

Solar City. Tesla. Climate change, sustainability, and environmental consciousness in action. Independant filmmaking. Corporate media. BILLY SAMOA SALEEBEY has worn many hats, and he’s integrated lessons learned from his diverse experiences into his production company as well as his podcast, “Insight-Out”. Billy...


Mar 21, 2020

Film and TV writer-director BEN ROCK (http://benrockonline.com) is an old friend, and we discuss all of this and more: Parenting and working while quarantining at home in Los Angeles. Building a career both before and after a lottery win (The Blair Witch Project). One of the best talks I’ve had lately about many...


Mar 14, 2020

In this week's episode - cross-posted on both "If I Knew You Better" and "Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom"! - I discuss the BFMK reboot, a new layer for KNEW, the great new episode of “How China Works” done by my partner Yingying Li, and much more. KNEW is adding a feature that I think of as “Marc Maron hosts The...


Mar 7, 2020

This week’s guest has had a profound influence on modern comedy. STEVE KAPLAN is creator of the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program, and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. He’s the author of The Hidden Tools of Comedy and The Comic Hero’s Journey, and the creator and host...


Mar 1, 2020

It’s Sunday, March 1 in China as I post this, so to celebrate the end of a truly dismal February, I give you this humble podcast - wherein two middle-aged expats dissect it all as best they can. We cover the personal, professional, and political aspects of COVID-19, and more.