Brian Koppelman

Brian Koppelman is an American filmmaker, essayist, podcaster, former music business executive and record producer.

Guest Appearances

March 10, 2016

How do our polymath hosts – including guest Brian Koppelman – use their time efficiently while juggling multiple ventures and family? On today’s discussion, you’ll hear discourse about forming productive habits, creating appropriate work mindsets, scheduling non-work time, and receive advice that you should tell your friend’s uncle that you will not be attending his dog’s wedding in Saskatoon.

March 9, 2016

What’s the best way to handle ‘sharing economy’ vendors, such as Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts, who aren’t providing their services as advertised? On today’s episode, Stephen, James, and guest host Brian Koppelman work to find a common ground on how to deal with the practical and emotional implications of giving less-than-perfect ratings to these ‘contractors’.

March 8, 2016

How does a TV show script get transformed from multiple writers’ ideas into a cohesive episode? Our guest expert Brian Koppelman – a co-creator, writer, and showrunner for the Showtime series ‘Billions’ – gives James and Stephen insight into how the show was created, what the various roles are within a writers’ room, and what his job expectations are in order to get an episode ‘to air’.

January 7, 2016

Brian Koppelman believes people who accomplish remarkable things do something differently than most other. The screenwriter, producer and essayist thinks they marshall the best of themselves in the low moments, as well as the high ones. Learning about these moments is what drives his podcast, The Moment. On this episode of The Wolf Den Brian tells Adam why he got into podcasting, who influenced his approach, and how he prepares for his deeply engaged interviews. He also explains his thoughts about having his own wife, novelist Amy Koppelman, on for a very intimate and unflinchingly honest interview. Finally, Brian shares his thoughts on the business of podcasting, and his advice for new podcasters.