John Levenstein

Come celebrate the career of writer, actor, and producer John Levenstein (“Arrested Development,” “Silicon Valley”), as he strives do a lot of good on his way out the door. At “John Levenstein’s Retirement Party,” Levenstein draws from his career in show business to share personal stories from the writers’ room, offer advice, rehash old decisions, settle feuds, and tell friends he loves them. Along with his co-host, actress and writer Mary Kobayashi, reflect on nostalgic moments with guests like Karen Kilgariff (“My Favorite Murder”), Nick Kroll (“Kroll Show”), Jill Soloway (“Transparent”) and David Harbour (“Stranger Things”).

Guest Appearances

December 15, 2021

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Here is: an episode from the Stitcher Premium podcast John Levenstein’s Retirement Party where John sits down with his mentor Michael Nesmith. The Monkees singer and guitarist passed away recently and John wanted to share their conversation again as Mike spoke about mortality and so much more.
You can find writer/producer John Levenstein (Arrested Development, Kroll Show) on Twitter @johnlevenstein
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January 29, 2019

Today Jon & Lauren sit down with writer and actor John Levenstein to go through his extensive IMDB page! They talk about his colorful childhood in Greenwich Village, working with Joan Cusack and the Lawrence brothers, and why Nick Kroll is a great emotional actor, plus get into Baskets and his new podcast John Levenstein’s Retirement Party.

November 5, 2018

JOHN LEVENSTEIN joins The Boys to recap the new TV pilots.

This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THEBOYS) and Harry’s (www.harrys.com/HANDBOOK).

June 4, 2015

Thank god for eBay for saving Johnny’s Bananas and making it the first ever StreamBay original series! Rafflecast brings you inside the writer’s room of season 4 of the animated series Johnny’s Bananas starring Johnny “Drama” Chase & Andrew Dice Clay. Listen into hear staff writers Jon Daly, Gil Ozeri, Jake Fogelnest, Shelby Fero, Joe Mande, John Gemberling, Gabe Delahaye, Tom Scharpling, and John Levenstein as they create a hilarious season of the only show you’ll be watching on StreamBay this year.

June 4, 2015

Thank god for eBay for saving Johnny’s Bananas and making it the first ever StreamBay original series! Rafflecast brings you inside the writer’s room of season 4 of the animated series Johnny’s Bananas starring Johnny “Drama” Chase & Andrew Dice Clay. Listen into hear staff writers Jon Daly, Gil Ozeri, Jake Fogelnest, Shelby Fero, Joe Mande, John Gemberling, Gabe Delahaye, Tom Scharpling, and John Levenstein as they create a hilarious season of the only show you’ll be watching on StreamBay this year.