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Moment with Brian Koppel


Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.

Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.
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Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.




Kumail Nanjaini and Emily Gordon

Kumail Nanjaini and Emily Gordon on what it took to turn their life story into the movie of the year Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 01:01:55

Danny Meyer 12/5/17

Danny Meyer, the world’s most successful restaurateur on how and when to trust your gut Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 00:59:15

Eric Heisserer 11/28/17

Eric Heisserer, Arrival screenwriter, on how to keep going when everyone in your life tells you to give up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 01:07:13

Jenna Fischer 11/21/17

Jenna Fischer joins Brian to discuss breaking in, staying in, and how to be a professional Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 01:12:27

Christina Tosi 11/14/17

Brian talks to the genius behind Milk Bar about fighting for your place at the table, how to create blinding innovations, and the value of a sweet tooth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 01:13:33

Mike Mills 11/7/17

REM's Mike Mills, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Automatic For The People, on the Moment the band came together, how they kept it together, and why they remain so important to their fans all these years later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 01:05:27

New Episode November 7th!​

The Moment is coming back! Brian talks about why the show matters so much to him. And tells us who the next guest will be. Featuring Mike Mills and Christina Tosi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 00:06:48

Bomani Jones 7/25/17

Note: This is the last episode of The Moment in collaboration with Slate. The Moment will continue, and if you're already subscribed to this feed, you will continue to receive new episodes when they are released. Brian sits down with sportscaster Bomani Jones of ESPN's The Right Time, The Evening Jones, and until recently, the show Highly Questionable, about being "the smartest man in sports", his background in economics, and how he checks himself. Support for this podcast comes from...

Duration: 01:12:06

Alton Brown 7/11/17

Brian sits down with Alton Brown of Good Eats, Iron Chef America, and more, to discuss his history with the band R.E.M., the origins of Good Eats, and Alton's love of Gaines-Burgers dog food.

Duration: 01:07:02

Don Winslow 6/27/17

Brian Koppelman sits down with Author Don Winslow to talk about his new book The Force, which Stephen King calls "The Godfather, only with cops". Plus, honor and loyalty, cops, and how to write a first novel.

Duration: 00:59:16

El-P 6/13/17

Brian Koppelman is joined by El-P to discuss his musical development and growing up in New York City. Best known as one half of Run The Jewels, El-P has been producing and rapping for decades, first as part of Company Flow and then as a solo artist and producer on albums like Cannibal Ox’s The Cold Vein, Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music, and his solo albums Fantastic Damage and Cancer 4 Cure. They discuss how El-P got into hip-hop, high school delinquency, achieving massive success, and finding...

Duration: 01:16:06

Christine Vachon: 5/16/17

Long-time independent film producer Christine Vachon of Killer Films sits down with Brian Koppelman to discuss her career as a producer in the industry. They talk about what it was like getting started in the early years of her career, about some of her early work, about what it looks like for women in the industry now and about how she stays engaged and inspired.

Duration: 00:58:44

Hank Azaria: 5/2/17

Brian Koppelman is joined by Hank Azaria to talk about Hank's TV series Brockmire, in which Hank plays baseball announcer Jim Brockmire who has a very public meltdown when he learns of his wife's infidelity. They talk about Hank's early career as a an actor, his gift of mimicry and how he's been able to cope with being a perfectionist. Plus, they clear up a little beef about a poker game.

Duration: 01:00:28

Mike Murphy: 4/18/17

Republican strategist and host of the podcast Radio Free GOP Mike Murphy sat down with Brian Koppelman for a conversation about how some from both sides of the political spectrum are behaving during a time in which traditional democratic norms are threatened. They touch on the fundamental differences between Democrats and Republicans, the extremes of both parties and how Murphy established his Republican ideals in college.

Duration: 00:56:21

Beth Schacter: 4/4/17

Beth Schacter is a writer and producer on the show Quantico. Beth and Brian talk about her early career as a filmmaker and about how she developed her exceptional taste.

Duration: 01:02:37

Best of Seth Godin: 3/21/2017

In this special episode, hear excerpts from three conversations between Brian Koppelman and New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin. The first conversations between Brian and Seth aired in October 2014. They've since maintained a friendship and rapport which carries throughout each episode. To find these full conversations, visit The Moment's podcast feed wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration: 01:03:14

Hooman Majd: 3/7/17

Hooman Majd grew up the son of an Iranian diplomat. He talks with Brian about his experience as Iranian-American and muslim, how he began to write about Iran after a long career in the music industry and his identity under the Trump administration. Production note: this podcast was recorded in January soon after Trump's executive action banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority muslim countries entry into the U.S.

Duration: 00:47:08

Tony Gilroy: 2/28/17

In this re-run episode produced by the former Grantland Media, Brian sits down with Tony Gilroy, write and director of 'Michael Clayton' and the 'Bourne' movies to discuss why and how he continues to pursue his work.

Duration: 01:12:04

Patterson Hood: 2/14/17

Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers stopped by to talk to Brian about how the group's latest album American Band came to be just before the election. They talk about Patterson's writing process, his influences, including Bruce Springsteen, and about the moment when Jason Isbell stood in for a set at a house show. Plus, Patterson plays one of Brian's favorite songs from the new album-- 'Ever South.'

Duration: 01:01:24

Evan McMullin: 2/7/17

This conversation really began in December of last year when Brian posed a question to Evan McMullin on Twitter. Now Brian and Evan sit down to continue it. Evan McMullin, who ran as an independent in the 2016 presidential election and secured 21% of the vote in Utah, shares why he ran for president, about how his time as a CIA operative and his years of mission work inform his political views, and lays out what Americans can really do under this new administration. McMullin actively...

Duration: 01:08:53

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