John August’s Launch (Wondery)

Legendary screenwriter makes the jump to narrative podcast

The screenwriter John August had an idea for a book. Then, he thought, he’d make a podcast about making the book. Meta, yes, but also fantastic.

Working with Wondery, I executive produced and produced this six episode mini-series that blended Start Up and Planet Money with John’s own quirky sensibility.

The series rose to #9 on the iTunes charts and has had a considerable tail, buoyed by the success of the book, Arlo Finch and the Valley of Fire.