KCRW's Martini Shot Veteran TV writer Rob Long shares his behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood life with Martini Shot, a four-minute weekly commentary heard during KCRW's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.
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Veteran TV writer Rob Long shares his behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood life with Martini Shot, a four-minute weekly commentary heard during KCRW's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.More from KCRW's Martini Shot »

Most Recent Episodes

The trouble with Harvey

How to be an insider in the business: when you hear big, surprising news for the first time, act like you heard it months and months ago.

Pixelate this

Rob learns the difference between real nudity on television, fake nudity on television, real nudity that's pixelated with blurry boxes, and fake real nudity that's pixelated with blurry boxes.

Fun stuff

Rob pitches his best stuff to the town and this is what he hears: fun stuff, let us talk internally and get back to you.

Present

Rob learns how to be more present, how to have a more still mind, how not to analyze everything he sees and hears by wondering if there's some angle in it for him. It's a work in progress.

New Justin

Rob discovers the next Justin Bieber, because it's about time we had another one. This one is from Kazakhstan, and his name is Dimash Kudaibergenov.

One year ago

The perfect way for people in the entertainment industry to read the trades without being consumed by jealousy — or, at least, unnecessary jealousy.

Not funny

Why you need a joke to cover the cross and a button to end a scene and why some people get that and some people don't.

Promoted post

Rob promotes a lot of stuff on his Instagram feed, or wishes he could, if he had any followers.

Bad timing

Remember the old show business adage, give the people what they want? Rob updates it: just give three million people what they want. The rest of them will be watching home remodeling shows.

Running out of money

The only thing that really matters in the entertainment business isn't how much money an entertainment company has, but how long it's going to last.

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