Happier in Hollywood

Happier in Hollywood

By The Onward Project

Veteran TV writers Liz Craft and Sarah Fain demystify Hollywood by making career and personal struggles universal. Friends since high school and writing partners for over 20 years, Liz and Sarah have survived and thrived in Tinseltown’s male-dominated entertainment industry, guided by blind optimism and a Midwestern work ethic. Along the way they've learned a lot about kicking ass, kissing ass, and office yoga.

Episodes

Ep. 375: To Dream Crush Or Not To Dream Crush?

Liz and Sarah debate whether they should be cheerleaders or naysayers when offering advice and insight to people thinking about starting a career in Hollywood. To dream crush or not to dream crush? Inspired by her recent family reunion, Sarah suggests “planting activity seeds” in Take A Hike. Some seed suggestions — setting out a puzzle, a chat pack, or a board game. This week’s Hollywood Hack is for the parents out there: If you’re going on a work trip, show your kids that you’re excited about it. Finally, Sarah recommends a memoir: Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm— From Scratch by Lucie B. Amundsen. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Locally Laid:  Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratchamazon.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/2426m 13s

Ep. 374: To Adapt Or Not To Adapt?

Right now, Hollywood is all about intellection property. Liz and Sarah discuss what they look for in a book (or any other kind of material) when they’re considering whether or not to adapt it for TV. Is there a specific world? Are the characters complex? Does the story have legs? In Take A Hike, Liz reveals that she’s experiencing disconnect anxiety as she prepares for her upcoming trip to England. It’s been years since she’s been unreachable for work, and it’s a weird feeling! This week’s Hollywood Hack is a great gift for almost anyone: give an Uber gift card. Finally Liz recommends I Am: Celine Dion on Amazon Prime.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Harlan Coben: The Official Harlan Coben Websiteharlancoben.com Marcia Clark: Author Marcia Clarkmarciaclarkbooks.com Uber gift cards: Buy Uber Gift Cards for Meals and Ridesuber.com I Am: Celine Dion trailer: I Am: Celine Dion - Official Trailer | Prime Videoyoutube.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/2427m 20s

Ep. 373: Conquering The Loneliness Epidemic With Kristen Meinzer & Jolenta Greenberg

Liz and Sarah talk to the fabulous podcast hosts, Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg, about the new season of How To Be Fine, which dives into the loneliness epidemic and the sometimes fraught nature of friendship. What advice to they have for making friends as an adult? Do they ascribe to the idea of having a friend for “a reason, a season, or a lifetime?” In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question about how to stay excited about material that may be put out into the world months (or even years) after you’re done working on it. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from friend of the pod, TV writer Bill Krebs: keep a folder of encouraging words to look at when you’re feeling down. Finally, Sarah has a summer reading recommendation — The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies by Alison Goodman.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: How to Be Fine: The Loneliness EpidemicHow to Be Fine · June 13, 2024 The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies: The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladiesalisongoodman.com.au To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/2432m 31s

Ep. 372: The Joy Of A Consuming Phase

Liz and Sarah discuss the current phase of their work cycle — consuming. With an eye toward developing IP, they’re reading, listening, and watching everything that comes their way. And they love it! In Take A Hike, Liz talks about how her recent Saturday afternoon outing to see stylist Allison Bornstein at the Theory Store in Brentwood inspired advice to “go solo.” Then Sarah gets a Hit for writing postcards to voters, and Liz and Sarah give a Bomb to the universe for giving Sarah a bad cold, causing them to cancel their Roar 24 at the Emerald Iguana Inn. This week Sarah has a tech Hollywood Hack: the Echo Show 15. And finally Liz recommends watching the new documentary, Brats, directed by Andrew McCarthy, on Hulu.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Allison Bornstein: Allison Bornsteinallisonbornstein.com Postcards To Voters: Postcards To Voterspostcardstovoters.org Echo Show 15: Echo Show 15 | Full HD 15.6" smart display with Alexa and Fire TV built in | Remote includedamazon.com Brats on Hulu:  ‘BRATS’ | Official Trailer | June 13 on Huluyoutube.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/2426m 58s

Ep. 371: The Power Of Encouragement

Liz and Sarah discuss the incredible power of encouragement — especially right now. Times are tough in Hollywood (and many places), but hearing that you’re on the right path can make all the difference. In The Mailroom, they answer a question about how to maintain a good attitude at work when you’ve been screwed over. This week’s Hollywood Hack will make your feet happy: Foot Petals Blisstick Blister Preventer. Finally, Sarah has a hilarious recommendation — Tig Notaro’s new special, Hello Again, on Amazon Prime Video.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Foot Petals Blisstick Blister Preventer Anti Friction Stick for Women, Reduce Shoe Rubbing and Irritationamazon.com Tig Notaro: Hello Again — Official Trailer Tig Notaro: Hello Again - Official Trailer | Prime Videoyoutube.com Photo by The CEO Kid on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/2424m 50s

Ep. 370: Spring Listener Questions Episode, Part Two!

Today Liz and Sarah answer more listener questions! Do they weigh in set design? Do writing teams really split a paycheck? Have they ever thought about breaking up? Does Sarah have resources to share for other potential single moms by choice? Is she doing Pilates regularly? And has Liz been going to Orange Theory? They answer all of these questions, and so many more! Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Photo by Laurin Steffens on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/2429m 35s

Ep. 369: Sweet Relief & An Interview with Quiet On Set’s Christy Stratton

Liz and Sarah are celebrating! They can’t reveal details yet, but they sold a pitch that they’ve been working on since before the WGA strike. With Hollywood in a state of upheaval, the sale brings many emotions — including relief. Then Liz and Sarah interview comedy writer and producer, Christy Stratton, about everything from why she decided to take part in the MAX docuseries, Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV, to how she landed a job on Modern Family to her new short film, The Runt. This week’s Hollywood Hack will increase team productivity: have a Team Power Hour. Finally, Sarah recommends her favorite sunburn lotion: Neutrogena Sun Rescue. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Christy Stratton: Christy Stratton | Producer, Writer, Additional Crewimdb.com Quiet On Set trailer: QUIET ON SET: THE DARK SIDE OF KIDS TV | Official Trailer (2024) | DOCUMENTARY| Film Threat Trailersyoutube.com Neutrogena Sun Rescue: Neutrogena Sun Rescue After Sun Replenishing Lotion with Aloe Vera, Mint Extract, & Vitamin E, 24-Hour Moisture for Healthy Glow for Sensitive Skin, Vegan, Non-Comedogenic Lotion, 6.7 ozamazon.com Photo by Robert Katzki on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/2436m 33s

Ep. 368: Spring 2024 Listener Questions Episode!

It’s the Spring 2024 Listener Questions Episode! Where do Liz and Sarah think the TV industry is headed? How do they feel about actors turned directors? If they were stranded on a desert island what’s the one thing each would bring? Spoiler alert: both items require solar chargers. And so much more! Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/2432m 10s

Ep. 367: All About Editing With Debra Neil-Fisher

Liz and Sarah talk to comedy feature editor extraordinaire turned director, Debra Neil-Fisher, about all things editing. What makes something funny? How does music impact editing? What advantage does an editor have when directing? Then Sarah gives herself a Hit for writing in the morning, and a Bomb for not using her Pilates reformer enough. Liz gives herself a Hit for not obsessively checking Jack’s grades on the Power School App, and a Bomb for losing her expensive Orange Theory Fitness heart monitor. This week’s Hollywood Hack helps make style affordable: Buy something plain and make it special. Finally, this week Sarah has a recommendation that will lead you to lots of other recommendations — the Ecocult website and newsletter. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Debra Neil-Fisher: Debra Neil-Fisher | Editor, Director, Producerimdb.com Unplugging trailer: Unplugging | Official Trailer (HD) | Vertical Entertainmentyoutube.com Ecocult: Ecocultecocult.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/2434m 45s

Ep. 366: Stress Languages & Liz’s Mounjaro-Driven Upward Spiral

Working in Hollywood is often stressful, now more than ever. Liz and Sarah discuss Chantal Donnelly’s stress framework — are you an Imploder, an Exploder, a Fixer, a Number, or a Denier? In Take A Hike, Type One diabetic Liz reveals how taking the weight loss drug Mounjaro has created an upward spiral in her life. She’s exercising, eating well, and her A1C is the best it’s been in years. Then Sarah talks about what she’s doing for this month’s The Happiness Project Revisited theme of play. Her favorite new activity? Pottery! This week’s Hollywood Hack makes entertaining easy: the Charcuterie Cup. Finally, Liz recommends The Jinx: Part Two on MAX.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Chantal Donnelly: Settled: How to Find Calm in a Stress-Inducing Worldamazon.com The Jinx: Part Two trailer: The Jinx Part Two | Official Teaser | Maxyoutube.com Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/2429m 11s

Ep. 365: The Power Of Partnership

Liz and Sarah are asked all the time about what it’s like to be part of a team. Today they discuss the power of partnership and why it’s even more crucial to have each other during the tough times. In Take A Hike, Sarah talks about why she’s glad she took Liz’s advice and showed up to a friend’s wedding. Then, in Amplify, Liz suggests listening to the MeSsy podcast, co-hosted by Christina Applegate and Jamie-Lynn Sigler and watching The Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show on MAX. Sarah has a travel Hollywood Hack: the Airplane Pocket. Finally, this week Sarah recommends subscribing to Ply Magazine (or the niche magazine of your choice).  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: MeSsy podcast: MeSsymessythepodcast.com The Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show trailer: JERROD CARMICHAEL REALITY SHOW Official Trailer (2024) | HDyoutube.com Airplane Pocket: Airplane Pockets Airplane Tray Table Cover | Seat Back Organizer & Storage for Personal Items | Clean, Convenient, Expandable Pockets | Sanitary Airplane Travel Essentials | Media Pouchamazon.com Ply Magazine: That yarn isn't going to spin itselfplymagazine.com Photo by Lachlan Gowen on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/2428m 36s

Ep. 364: Be A Joiner & A Pitch Hack Round Up

Liz and Sarah talk about the benefits of joining a professional group. They get so much wisdom and support from other female showrunners who deal with the same issues that they do. In Take A Hike, Sarah reveals why she’s decided to make self-care her latest hobby. Then they offer a Pitch Hack Round up — elevate your iPad, do a run through for lighting, reframe anxiety as excitement, and more! Finally, Liz has a new reality show recommendation: The Valley on Bravo. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Nerdwax: MICROFIBER IN CLASSIC PATTERNS FEATURING SUBTLE NODS TO NERD CULTURE ICONSnerdwax.com The Valley:  The Valley | Bravo TV Official Sitebravotv.com Photo by __ drz __ on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/2427m 8s

Ep. 363: Liz Friedman on The Good Doctor (And Other Stuff)

Liz and Sarah talk to The Good Doctor’s Co-Showrunner, Liz Friedman, about how she approached the end of the beloved series. In Take A Hike, they discuss the nature of friendship. What is the “one essential quality” that Liz and Sarah each value in the other? This week’s Hollywood Hack makes cleaning easy: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Finally, Sarah recommends a special episode of Bluey on Disney +. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Liz Friedman: Liz Friedman | Producer, Writer, Additional Crewimdb.com The Good Doctor: The Good Doctor (TV Series 2017–2024)  8.0 | Dramaimdb.com Mr. Clean Magic Eraser: Mr Clean Magic Eraser Original Cleaning Pads – Durable Melamine Sponges with Moofin Hand Sanitizer Dispenser - 2 Pads Magic Eraser for Walls, Floors, Kitchen Stains & Tough Messes ~ [Pack of 3]amazon.com Bluey: Bluey Official Website | Play Games, Watch Videos & More!bluey.tv To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/2432m 33s

Ep. 362: The Futility Of Attachment (Or Freedom From Fretting)

Liz and Sarah talk about a Hollywood phenomenon that can be seen as positive or negative — everything changes all the time. Depending on their state of mind they call this “the futility of attachment” or “freedom from fretting.” In Take Two, Liz and Sarah share listener thoughts on True Fun, and answer a question about whether working on their novel is true fun for them. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you look more polished on Zoom — Quince Mongolian Cashmere sweaters. Then Sarah has a bonus hair Hollywood Hack — the L’Ange Le Volume 2-in-1 Titanium Brush Dryer. Finally, Liz recommends the MAX documentary series Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Quince Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater: The $50 Cashmere Crewneck Sweaterquince.com Le Volumelangehair.com QUIET ON SET: THE DARK SIDE OF KIDS TV | Official Trailer (2024) | DOCUMENTARY| Film Threat Trailersyoutube.com Photo by Alicja Gancarz on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/2425m 24s

Ep. 361: Boundaries & (Orange) Theories

Liz and Sarah often talk about the importance of drawing boundaries. Today they pat themselves on the back for drawing a boundary at work — but can they maintain it in the future? In Take A Hike, inspired by Liz finally trying an Orange Theory Fitness class, they discuss the benefits of doing something you’ve been putting off. Then Liz and Sarah answer a Mailroom Question about how they stay (at least somewhat) upbeat on the podcast when they’re going through tough stuff. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you read more — the Kindle Paperwhite. Finally, Sarah has an old school recommendation: Smithsonian Magazine. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Orange Theory Fitness: Group Fitness Classes & Heart –Rate-Based Interval Trainingorangetheory.com Kindle Paperwhite: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (16 GB) – Now with a larger display, adjustable warm light, increased battery life, and faster page turns – Agave Greenamazon.com Smithsonian Magazine: Explore History, Science, Arts & Culturesmithsonianmag.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/2427m 40s

Ep. 360: A Special Episode: How To Be On Set

In this special episode, Liz and Sarah talk about a TV writer/producer’s role on set. Why are you there? (To help execute the Showrunner’s vision.) What should you do to prepare? (Go to lots of meetings!) What should you do during shooting? (Communicate with the director.) They also have several set Hollywood Hacks — wear layers, bring rain pants, avoid Craft Services, get a brightly colored bag, and wear Hokas! Finally, Liz recommends (again) a book by veteran Showrunner Jeff Melvoin, Running The Show: Television From The Inside.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Jeff Melvoin: Jeff Melvoinjeffmelvoin.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/2432m 32s

Ep. 359: Big Boo To Bake Offs!

Liz and Sarah talk about bake offs — what are they, and why do TV writers hate them? So many reasons! In Take A Hike, they talk about the art of taking compliment. Just say “thank you.” Then they give a Hit to IATSE and the Teamsters, who are in the middle of contract negotiations with the AMPTP. And Sarah gives a Bomb to electric car infrastructure. We need more chargers! This week’s Hollywood Hack will make your brows beautiful: Elf Brow Mascara. Finally, Sarah recommends the decluttering episode of the podcast Ologies, and Liz recommends Kara Swisher’s new book — Burn Book: A Tech Love Story Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Dabble:  Dabble | Craft your Storydabblewriter.com Jill Whelan: Jill Whelan | Actress, Writer, Producerimdb.com Elf Brow Mascara: e.l.f. Clear Lash & Brow Mascara 2-Pack, Conditioning Clear Brow & Lash Gel For Grooming, Defining & Separating, Long-Lasting, Vegan & Cruelty-Freeamazon.com Ologies podcast: Oikology (DECLUTTERING) Encore with Jamie & Filip Hord + Joe FerrariOlogies with Alie Ward · March 12, 2024 Burn Book: A Tech Love Story by Kara Swisher: Burn Booksimonandschuster.com Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/2425m 50s

Ep. 358: Great Expectations & True Fun

Liz and Sarah are writing the second draft of their novel, and it’s getting so much better. But now that they feel the book has the potential to be great, the pressure is on! They just have to remember that writing is rewriting. In Take A Hike, Sarah talks about True Fun as defined by Catherine Price’s book The Power of Fun. This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve the look of any room — add some unexpected red! Finally, Liz recommends Masters of the Air on Apple TV.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: True Fun: The Power of Fun Hubcatherineprice.com Unexpected Red: Designers say ‘unexpected red’ really works. Here’s how to use it.washingtonpost.com Masters of the Air trailer: Masters of the Air — Official Trailer | Apple TV+youtube.com Photo by Jean-Philippe Delberghe on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/2429m 13s

Ep. 357: Sleeping In Seattle

Liz and Sarah are back from their trip to Seattle, where they were researching a new pilot project. They discuss the many benefits of immersing themselves in research, including having ideas they never would have had at home in their offices. Plus, they both slept GREAT. In Take A Hike, they reflect on No Spend February. Sarah’s main takeaway? She needs to “store it at the store.” In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give Seattle listeners a big Hit for showing up to the HIH meet up at The Polar Bar, and they give themselves a Bomb for not having started their newsletter yet. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you get organized: the Maple App. Finally, Sarah recommends Catherine Price’s substack, “How To Feel Alive.” Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Julia Whelan: That Voice You’re Hearing? It Might Be Hers. (Published 2022)nytimes.com Seattle’s Underground Tour: UNDERGROUND TOURundergroundtour.com The Polar Bar: The Polar Bar Seattlearcticclubhotel.com The Maple App: Maple App | Helping you keep it togethergrowmaple.com Catherine Price: Bookscatherineprice.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/2429m 49s

Ep. 356: Coping With “Priority Whiplash”

Liz and Sarah talk about how they’re coping with what they call “priority whiplash.” They have to be ready to jump off one work project and onto another when opportunity arises. Next, they interview author Chelsey Goodan about her new book, Underestimated: The Wisdom And Power Of Teenage Girls. What’s the best way to give a compliment? What is the Feelings Wheel? And how should we reframe worry to keep it from becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy? This week’s Hollywood Hack is for everyone whose eyeglass bother them during Zoom meetings: Nerdwax. Finally, Liz recommends the bestselling historical novels of Kristin Hannah.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Underestimated: The Wisdom And Power Of Teenage Girls by Chelsey Goodan: Chelsey Goodanchelseygoodan.com Nerdwax: Nerdwax - Original Glasses Wax - Stop Slipping Glassesnerdwax.com Kristin Hannah: Authorkristinhannah.com Photo by Charlotte Harrison on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/2429m 28s

Ep. 355: Failing At Flow

Liz and Sarah have a ton of work to do, but they’re having trouble getting into “the flow.” How can they stop being distracted by ping ponging projects and focus on one thing at a time? In Take A Hike, Liz shares her happiness dilemma. She loves being social but she always dreads whatever plan she’s made once she’s made it. Then Sarah talks about why she created a “cloffice,” and how it has transformed her work life. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help with flow: use a 2 cup thermal coffee pot. Finally, Sarah recommends the memoir Unraveling, by Peggy Orenstein. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Lafeeca Thermal Coffee Carafe: Lafeeca Thermal Coffee Carafe Tea Pot Stainless Steel, Double Wall Vacuum Insulated | Cool Touch Handle | Hot & Cold Retention | Non-Slip Silicone Base | BPA Free Blackamazon.com Unraveling but Peggy Orenstein: Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World’s Ugliest Sweateramazon.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/02/2431m 25s

Ep. 354: What We Learned From Listening

When it comes to pitching, Liz and Sarah are usually the ones who are talking rather than listening. Today they share what they learned when they listened to another writer’s pitch. In The Happiness Project Revisited segment, Sarah shares what she’s doing for the February theme of energy — including going to bed by 10:30PM, the Prolon fast, and Pilates. Next, in They will Craft (& Fain) Liz and Sarah talk about Dabble Writer, which they’ve started using to write their novel. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help those who are participating in No Spend February: Don’t memorize your credit card number. Finally, Liz recommends Griselda on Netflix. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Prolon: Try ProLon® Offerprolonlife.com Dabble Writer: Dabble | Craft your Storydabblewriter.com Griselda trailer: Griselda | Official Trailer | Netflixyoutube.com Cocaine Godmother trailer: Cocaine Godmother Trailer (2018) Catherine Zeta-Jones Movieyoutube.com Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/2428m 19s

Ep. 353: Nothing Changed But Everything Changed

Liz and Sarah discuss how a great meeting with an executive made them realize how much their perception shapes their reality. Even though technically nothing has changed in terms of Hollywood “getting back to normal,” it suddenly feels like it has. And that’s a good thing! In Take A Hike, Sarah describes the benefits of Kirtan Kriya meditation. Then Liz and Sarah answer a Mailroom question about how ethical writers were (or weren’t) during the strike. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you focus: turn off notifications on your devices! Finally, Sarah recommends a docudrama on Netflix — The Social Dilemma.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Kirtan Kriya Meditation: kundalini.yoga The Social Dilemma: A Netflix Original documentarythesocialdilemma.com Photo by Saffu on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/2429m 11s

Ep. 352: Our First “Roar 24” & Embrace Your Core

Liz and Sarah headed to The Emerald Iguana Inn for their first “Roar 24,” an intense, twenty-four hour work session. They finished a draft of their latest pitch and made (some) headway on their novel. In Take A Hike, they discuss why it’s fun to “embrace your core.” Are you Cottagecore like Sarah? Or maybe Valleymomcore like Liz? Define your own core! In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a Hit to the 2024 Grammys and Bomb to themselves for deciding to change all of their characters’ names before an evening of discussing their novel. This week’s Hollywood Hack added a touch of whimsy to Sarah’s new office: a shiny light switch cover. Finally, Liz recommends the reality competition show The Trust: A Game of Greed on Netflix.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Emerald Iguana Inn: Book Hotel Lodge in Ojai, CAemeraldiguana.com Cottagecore: Cottagecoreen.wikipedia.org Shiny Light Switch Cover: Shiny Golden Rhinestones Wall Plate Cover Double Toggle Toggle Light Switch Cover Rhinestones Decorative Outlet Covers Wall Plate 2 Gang Decorativeamazon.com The Trust: A Game of Greed trailer: The Trust: A Game of Greed | Official Trailer | Netflixyoutube.com Photo by Süheyl Burak on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/2429m 6s

Ep. 351: Bad Work = Bad Notes & No Spend February

Liz and Sarah had an insight after a recent notes call about a pitch they’re working on— it’s a lot easier to give good notes on good material. If you’re getting bad notes, examine your project to determine if you need to make a fundamental change. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah share why they’re doing No Spend February and reveal exactly what items are included. Then, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss why you might want to come up with a tagline for your project — whether it’s a TV pitch or a trip with friends. This week’s Hollywood Hack has made Sarah more calm: Change your smart watch face. Finally, this week Sarah recommends the book Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age by Julie Bogart. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Raising Critical Thinkers by Julie Bogart: Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Ageamazon.com Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/2427m 21s

Ep. 350: 2024 Winter Listener Questions Episode!

Liz and Sarah are celebrating the 350th episode of HIH with Winter Listener Questions. Why did Liz’s mom have Liz and Gretchen six years apart? What tips does Sarah have for adding a new puppy to the family? Will Liz and Sarah host a NON-writing HIH retreat? What writers room from the past do they wish they could go back and be a part of? Liz and Sarah answer all these questions and so many more! Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Photo by Minator Yang on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/2431m 31s

Ep. 349: Novel Lessons!

Liz and Sarah discuss what they learned by reading the full first draft of their novel. Lesson One? Don’t waste time trying to make it perfect! Then friend of the pod Brook Sitgraves Turner joins Liz and Sarah to talk about her latest project — the amazing documentary, Brief Tender Light, directed by Arthur Musah. Next they introduce a new monthly segment for 2024 — The Happiness Project: Revisited. This month Sarah shares her 24 for 24 list. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you smell good: Morton Essentials Pink Grapefruit Natural Deodorant Cream. Finally, Sarah recommends following @clarabelletoks on Threads. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Brief Tender Light: https://www.pbs.org/video/brief-tender-light-pv6typ/#:~:text=A%20Ghanaian%20MIT%20alum%20follows,Rwanda%2C%20Tanzania%2C%20and%20Zimbabwe. Brook Sitgraves Turner: Brook Sitgraves Turner | Writer, Additional Crew, Producerimdb.com The Happiness Project: Revisted The Happiness Projectthe-happiness-project.com Morton Essentials Pink Grapefruit Deodorant Cream: Pink Grapefruit Aluminum-Free Deodorant Creammortonessentials.com @clarabelletoks on Threads Clare (@clarabelletoks) on Threadsthreads.net Photo by Nav Rashmi Kalsi on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/2435m 2s

Ep. 348: A New New Year!

All of Sarah and Liz’s New Year momentum has been sucked away by Influenza A and Covid-19. To regain their sense of purpose, they’ve decided that January 16 will be their new New Year’s Day. In Take A Hike, they discuss how asking how decision making is made easier by asking yourself, “Is it a 10?” Pondering a rich dessert? Is it a 10? Contemplating a new side project? Is it a 10? Then they answer a Mailroom question about why there might be multiple projects about the same subject matter. Sarah shares a Hollywood Hack that will improve your smile — the Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 toothbrush. Finally, Liz recommends Maid and Class, two gripping memoirs from writer Stephanie Land. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 toothbrush: Sonic-Fusion® 2.0, White with Chrome Accents SF-03waterpik.com Maid by Stephanie Land: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Surviveamazon.com Class: A Memoir by Stephanie Land: Class: A Memoiramazon.com Stephanie Land’s website: Stephanie Land – Unflinching writing about what it means to be poor in Americastepville.com Photo by Efe Kurnaz on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/2430m 36s

Ep. 347: 2024 Goals And More Goals!

Now that it’s 2024, Liz and Sarah are outlining their goals for the year — as a team and as individuals. First on the list? Sell their novel! In Take A Hike, Sarah announces that she intends to use her new Pilates reformer one hundred and fifty times this year, and Liz says she’s going to take fifty classes at Orange Theory. In The Mailroom, they respond to a listener who wants to know what they mean when they talk about “breaking” an episode. This week Sarah has a Hollywood Hack that will keep your perishables fresh: Ambrosia Linen Refrigerator Bags. Finally, Sarah has a Hollywood podcast recommendation — The Ankler Podcast.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Orange Theory: Group Fitness Classes & Heart –Rate-Based Interval Trainingorangetheory.com Ambrosia Linen Refrigerator Bags: Ambrosia Bagsambrosiaproducebag.com The Ankler Podcast: The Ankler. | Richard Rushfield | Substacktheankler.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/2426m 33s

Ep. 346: Getting Real About Reality TV

Liz loves reality TV, so today she’s in for a treat! Liz and Sarah talk to non-fiction showrunner Rebecca Graham Forde about all things reality TV. How is showrunning a non-fiction show different from a drama? How is it the same? And is it really REAL? Then, in The Mailroom, Rebecca answers a question from a listener who wants to pitch a show about kittens in New York City. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you get dressed in the morning: Remind yourself what you have in your closet. Finally, Liz has a reality show recommendation — Season Two of Paris in Love. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Rebecca Graham Forde: Rebecca Graham | Producer, Writer, Directorimdb.com Paris in Love | Season 2 | Official Trailer | Peacock Originalyoutube.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/2332m 29s

Ep. 345: Sarah’s Getting Happier With Gretchen Rubin

Fifteen years ago, Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project changed Sarah’s life—it helped her decide to have her amazing daughter, Violet. Now Sarah wants to get happier again with Gretchen’s new course The Happiness Project: Revisited. Gretchen joins Liz and Sarah to talk about what Sarah can expect from the course in the year ahead. One thing? More energy! Then Gretchen has a Hollywood Hack that will definitely make all of us happier: Suit yourself! Don’t get discouraged when something doesn’t work; try a different approach that’s right for you. Finally, Liz and Sarah have a joint audio book recommendation — The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Happiness Project: Revisited https://the-happiness-project.com/ The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin The Happiness Projectaudible.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/2335m 4s

Ep. 344: Liz & Sarah’s 2023 Favorites!

As 2023 comes to an end, Liz and Sarah discuss their favorite everything from the year. From Liz’s favorite Real Housewives podcast (Drama Darling) to Sarah’s favorite little thing that had a big impact (her gorgeous new salad bowl), to their favorite team activity (the HIH Retreat at the Johnny Cash Ranch), they cover it all!  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Liz & Sarah’s Favorites: Favorite Non-Fiction Book:  Sarah — Burn It Down by Maureen Ryan Liz — Number Go Up by Zeke Faux FavoriteFiction Book:  Sarah — Tom Lake by Ann Patchett Liz — The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Favorite Movie: Sarah — Elemental Liz — Barbie Favorite TV Drama:  Sarah — The Night Agent on Netflix Liz — Succession on MAX Favorite TV Comedy:  Sarah — Somebody Somewhere on MAX Liz — Physical on Apple TV+ Favorite TV Pilot Episode:  Sarah — Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix Favorite TV Reality Show:  Sarah — Great British Baking Show on Netflix Liz — The Traitors on Peacock   Favorite Overall Podcast:  Sarah — More Perfect from WNYC Studios Liz — The Powers That Be from Puck Favorite True Crime Podcast:  Liz — Scamanda from iHeart Favorite Audible Series:  Sarah — Slayer, A Buffy Verse Story Favorite Housewives Podcast: Drama Darling hosted by Amy Phillips Favorite Beauty Product:  Sarah — TheraFace Pro Liz — Dry Bar Liquid Glass Moisture Rich Miracle Smoothing Sealant Favorite Item of Clothing:  Sarah — Natural Life dress Liz — Uniqlo Easy Cargo pants Natural Life Favorite Shoes: Sarah — Hokas Liz — Black Arizona Shearling Birkenstocks Favorite Little Thing with Big Impact:  Sarah — Salad bowl from Cercana in Ojai Liz — Inevifit Bathroom Scale Favorite Activity:  Sarah — volunteering at VCAS Liz — restarting Mah Jong Favorite Team Activity: Sarah & Liz — Happier In Hollywood Retreat 2023 Favorite Restaurant: Sarah — Zadie’s in Ojai Liz — Bacari in Sherman Oaks Favorite Accomplishment: Sarah — getting her Pilates Reformer Liz — completing her Fryman 100 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/2334m 12s

Ep. 343: Liz & Sarah’s 2024 Team Theme!

Liz and Sarah share their Team Theme for 2024 — Hear Us Roar 2024! They also reveal their personal words for the year. Sarah’s is “steps” and Liz’s is “book.” In Take Two, they revisit the topic of Sarah making salads, which has sparked a major discussion in the HIH FB group! This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you impress when entertaining: Don’t be afraid to prepare for an occasion early. Possibly years early. Finally, Sarah recommends watching the documentary series Beckham on Netflix. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Satellite Sisters: The Satellite Sisters Podcast / A Pep Talk for Modern Womensatellitesisters.com Sarah’s 2024 word bracelet: Monica Vinader | Women’s Jewelry | Shop Christmas Nowmonicavinader.com Beckham trailer: 'BECKHAM' Documentary Series | Official Trailer | Netflixyoutube.com Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/2330m 51s

Ep. 342: Novel Plans & An Unsubscribe Spree

Christmas is coming, and Liz and Sarah are determined to finish a first draft of their novel. But they’ve made a slight adjustment to their plan — since so much is changing, they’re going to leave the last third of the book in outline form until the next the draft. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares an idea that listener Laura discovered on TikTok — plan a 90 Day Dinner with friends when times are tough. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah gives listener Melissa a Hit for being Sarah’s salad tutor. And Liz gives herself a Bomb for not having finished Outlive by Dr. Peter Attia. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help clean up your inbox: go on an unsubscribe spree! Finally, Liz recommends a limited series — Candy on Hulu. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity by Dr. Peter Attia: Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity - New Book by Peter Attiapeterattiamd.com Candy — official trailer: Candy | Official Trailer | Disney+youtube.com Photo by Gülfer ERGİN on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/2328m 43s

Ep. 341: Liz & Sarah’s 2023 Gift Guide!

The Holiday Season is upon us! Liz and Sarah share their favorite gifts for 2023, including Cal Pak’s water bottle sling, puzzle sorting trays, dry erase wall dots, Oofos slides, and gift boxes from the Women’s Bean Project. Plus, so much more! Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:     ECCOSOPHY large beach blanket : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFLRNL2?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1 CALPAK water bottle sling: https://www.calpaktravel.com Wanderful water bottle sling: https://www.amazon.com/WanderFull Cal Pak Luka Expandable Laptop Tote: https://www.calpaktravel.com/products/luka-expandable-laptop-tote/celery Yeti Go Box: https://www.yeti.com/cargo/storage/gobox-30.html The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin: https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Act-Way-Being/dp/0593652886/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1700505209&sr=8-1 Outlive by Peter Attica, MD: https://www.amazon.com/Outlive-Longevity-Peter-Attia-MD/dp/0593236599/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1700505263&sr=8-1 Audio books from independent bookstores: https://libro.fm/gift I’m Dead Now What? https://www.signals.com Gretchen’s The Happiness Project: Revisited course: happiercast.com/THPR2024 Don’t Break The Chain Tracker, Five Senses Journal, and Tackle Box: https://the-happiness-project.com/?_gl=1*5t2ib0*_ga*MTMyODAzNTYyOC4xNzAwNTA2MTY4*_ga_7C83YBXZPT*MTcwMDUwNjE2OC4xLjAuMTcwMDUwNjE2OC42MC4wLjA. Wooden puzzle from Liberty Puzzles: https://libertypuzzles.com/ Stackable puzzle sorting trays: https://www.amazon.com/Puzzle-Sorting-Tray Flirt Dry Erase Dots Wall Decal from Wayfair: https://www.wayfair.com/Ebern-Designs Reusable paper towels from Paloma Danger: https://palomadanger.com/collections/reusable-napkins Uniqlo Easy Cargo pants — black — 49.90 https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/products/E456106-000/00?colorDisplayCode=09&sizeDisplayCode=003 Mother’s Hustler Ankle Fray Jeans (238.00) https://www.nordstrom.com/s/mother-the-hustler-fray-ankle-bootcut-jeans/4878878?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FAll%20Results&color=405 Oofos slides:  https://www.oofos.com/collections/trending-womens-styles/products/womens-oomega-ooahh-sandal-black?variant=40916917583987 Retro Radio Farm: http://www.retroradiofarm.com/ PMD Clean Pro — Smart Facial Cleansing Device: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PQ7Q26F?th=1 Rose Quartz Roller: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087YPY5L5?th=1 Women’s Bean Project gift box: https://www.womensbeanproject.com/product-category/gifts/premium-gift-boxes/ Organize & Prioritize Planner: https://www.blazardesignstudio.com/shop/organize-prioritize-planner Hello Harlot: https://www.helloharlot.com/collections/the-housewives-collection Trapp Home Fragrance Mists: https://trappfragrances.com/collections/home-fragrance-mists?gad=1&gclid=CjwKCAjws9ipBhB1EiwAccEi1DQDUdRPEqRY1eR3mT1fttAzrtUzCa34a1P-ldni3XqE-17F_bDoWBoCUrYQAvD_BwE Notes To Self Socks: https://www.notestoself.com/ Helen Jon Hooded Terry Cover-up: https://www.helenjon.com/products/hooded-terry-cover-up-paros?_pos=1&_sid=b8290be2e&_ss=r Topsy’s Popcorn: https://www.topsyspopcorn.com/item?size=3 Cercana alpaca blanket: https://cercanaojai.com/ Ojai Olive Oil: https://ojaioliveoil.com Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/2332m 30s

Ep. 340: Julia Child & How To Get A Rep With Manager Todd Schulkin

Liz and Sarah talk to one of their oldest friends, Todd Schulkin, who is a manger, producer, and Executive Director of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy. He’s also the guy who got them their first agent in Hollywood, and he has tips for pre-WGA writers about how to land an agent or manager. (Spoiler alert: A coherent logline is key.) Then they have a Hollywood Hack that will help you turn off the TV and go to sleep: When you’re binging a show, watch the teaser for the next episode, then turn it off. Next, Liz had a Celebrity Sighting — she saw Lisa Rinna THREE TIMES at Fryman Canyon. Finally, Liz has a Julia Child inspired recommendation: The Spot in Carpenteria, home to Julia Child’s favorite burger. (And stay tuned for a Julia Child related button with EP Chuck Reed’s sister, Chef Danielle Reed!) Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Todd Schulkin: About Schulkin Managementschulkinmanagement.com Julia Season Two trailer: Julia Season 2 | Official Trailer | Maxyoutube.com Lisa Rinna: L I S A R I N N A (@lisarinna) • Instagram photos and videosinstagram.com The Spot: The Spot | Carpinteria CAfacebook.com Chef Danielle Reed: Home | Sur l' Adoursurladour.square.site To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/2337m 46s

Ep. 339: Forging A Path Through Chaos

Liz and Sarah discuss their plan to forge a clear path amidst the post-WGA strike chaos. That includes committing to finishing a first draft of their novel before Christmas! In Take A Hike, they talk about the benefit of creating a discussion agenda. Then Liz and Sarah give themselves a Bomb for letting the HIH website falter, and listener Laura gets a Hit for reaching out about fixing it. This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your Zoom meetings: put parchment over your ring light to prevent a reflection in your glasses. Finally, this week Liz and Sarah have a joint recommendation — Mayim Bialik’s video about what it feels like to Jewish right now. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Happier Ladies podcast: Happier LadiesAzizi Williams Kenzi Enright’s dad’s dIscussion agenda: Dad's incredible 'discussion' agenda for bar meetups goes viraldailymail.co.uk Mayim Bialik video: mayim bialik on Instagram: "I recorded this last night and have decided to post it a little bit before the West Coast starts preparing for Shabbat. Wishing you all a safe weekend."instagram.com Big Fat Positive Podcast: How  Big Fat Positive Podcastbigfatpositivepodcast.com Photo by Jan Kopřiva on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/2326m 4s

Ep. 338: Creativity Begets Creativity

When Liz and Sarah sat down to discuss ideas for their next HIH retreat, they realized having one idea made it easier to have another and another. Creativity begets creativity! In Take A Hike, Sarah talks about the benefit of knowing your neighbors. She even borrowed an actual cup of sugar from someone on her cul-de-sac! Liz and Sarah answer a question about how to know if your child might be a future writer in The Mailroom. (Note: Asking for a typewriter is a definite sign.) This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from HIH retreat attendee Jenn — sing bad news. Then Liz is on a Celebrity Sighting roll. She saw Maya Rudolph at a cross country meet. Finally, this week Liz recommends two books for people interested in the world of crypto — Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis and Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall by Zeke Faux. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Maya Rudolph: Maya Rudolph - Biography - IMDbimdb.com Going Infinite by Michael Lewis: Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoonamazon.com Number Go Up by Zeke Faux: Number Go Up: Inside Crypto's Wild Rise and Staggering Fallamazon.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/2329m 27s

Ep. 337: The HIH Retreat Retro!

The Happier In Hollywood Retreat 2023 is in the books! It was a huge success, and now Sarah and Liz are discussing what was fantastic (the people, the place, the sound bath, the conversation) and what they’d change for the next one (less food). In Take A Hike, inspired by the weekend, they talk about the Magic of Community. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they share a writing exercise (suggested by a retreat attendee) designed to help you tell your story in meetings. This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your posture: the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair. Finally, Sarah has an Audible series recommendation — Slayers: A Buffyverse Story. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Johnny Cash Ranch: JOHNNY CASH RANCH - Ojai Rentals, Villas, Getawaysenchantedvacationrentals.com Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair: Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guaranteeamazon.com Slayers: A Buffyverse Story: Slayers: A Buffyverse Storyaudible.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/2333m 15s

Ep. 336: All The Scary Things Rolled Into One Retreat

Liz and Sarah are prepping for the 2023 HIH Retreat. It’s all the scary things rolled into one — entertaining, public speaking, meeting new people. They’re excited but nervous! In Take A Hike, Sarah discusses why she’s happy she found a volunteer opportunity that works for her (spoiler alert: dogs are involved). This week’s Hollywood Hack makes working at home more pleasant and quite possibly more productive: Try a work change of scene in your home. Then Liz had another Celebrity Sighting: Tiffani Amber Thiessen at the Encino Katsuya. Finally, Liz has a book recommendation — End Credits: How I Broke Up with Hollywood by Patty Lin. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Ventura County Animal Services: Ventura County Animal Servicesvcas.us Tiffani Thiessen: Words From Metiffanithiessen.com End Credits: How I Broke Up with Hollywood by Patty Lin: End Credits: How I Broke Up with Hollywoodamazon.com Photo by Brandon DesJarlais on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/2326m 15s

Ep. 335: The Beauty Of Busy-Ness

Liz and Sarah are back to work on several development projects, and after such a long strike they are very much appreciating the beauty of being busy. In A Day In The Life, they talk about how they’re spending their time now that life for WGA writers is getting back to “normal.” One thing they’re happy about? They’re still making time to do things they care about outside of work. Then, in The Craft (& Fain), they talk about why they always take their own notes. This week’s Hollywood Hack is about maintaining friendships: Make sure to stay in touch with people you met on the picket line. Finally, this week Sarah has a podcast episode recommendation: the Sept 19th episode of The Ezra Klein Show — Boundaries, Burnout and the “Goopification” of Self-Care. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Ezra Klein Show: The Ezra Klein Showopen.spotify.com Photo by Allec Gomes on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/2326m 37s

Ep. 334: Getting Our Work Legs Back

The WGA strike is over! Liz and Sarah discuss how they’re getting their work legs back as they pick up projects where they left off five months ago. One essential step? Setting deadlines for themselves! In Take A Hike, they talk about why they’ve created a one-time book group to discuss Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity by Dr. Peter Attia. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Sarah: get your local farm box. In Celebrity Sightings, Liz reveals that she saw Nicole Richie and husband Joel Madden at Fryman Canton. Finally, Liz recommends Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity: Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevityamazon.com Ojai Roots: Ojai Rootsojairoots.com Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nikeamazon.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/2325m 24s

Ep. 333: Celebrating The End Of The WGA Strike!

Liz and Sarah are ecstatic! The WGA strike is FINALLY coming to an end! They discuss how it feels to be on the other side of the battle, and what they’re looking forward to in the weeks and months to come. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares why she had a Gratitude Day, and Liz decides to have one too. Then they answer a Mailroom question about whether they get segment ideas from listeners. The answer? Yes! To illustrate the point, Liz and Sarah share a bunch of fantastic recommendations they recently got from the HIH Facebook group. This week’s Hollywood Hack is great for anyone who likes to eat eggs: the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker. Finally, Sarah recommends playing a few new word game from the New York Times — Connections. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker | Perfect Eggs Every Timebydash.com Connections: Connections - Group words that share a common thread.nytimes.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/2327m 29s

Ep. 332: Time To Pause And Reconnect

Liz and Sarah are halfway through a draft of their novel. Yay! They explain why they’ve decided to take a moment to pause and reconnect with the characters before they plow forward to the finish line. In The Mailroom, they answer a question about how to finish a pitch meeting. Then they have a WGA strike Hit and a WGA strike Bomb. This week’s Hollywood Hack is something Sarah discovered when she moved into her house in Ojai — fridge organizers. Finally, Liz recommends The Retrievals podcast. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Fridge drawers: OXO Good Grips Fridge Undershelf Drawer 14 in - for Deli Meat, Cheese, Produce and Moreamazon.com YouCopia RollOut Fridge Drawer 6", BPA-Free Clear Rolling Refrigerator Organizer Bin with Adjustable Dividers and Handles for Produce, Food, Meal and Snack Storageamazon.com The Retrievals podcast: The Retrievalsthisamericanlife.org Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/2326m 37s

Ep. 331: Turn A Chore Into A Pleasure & Set A New Goal

As the WGA strike continues to drag on, Liz and Sarah each offer a Take A Hike idea to boost mental, physical, and spiritual health. Sarah’s suggestion? Turn a chore into a pleasure by using it as time to connect with someone. Meanwhile, Liz decided to set a new goal to distract herself from strike stress — she’s upped her Fryman 50 to Fryman 100! In the Mailroom, they answer a question about how to deal with financial instability as a writer. Then this week’s Hollywood Hack comes from a listener: bringfido.com. Finally, Sarah has a jigsaw puzzle recommendation - wooden puzzles from Liberty Puzzles. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Bringfido.com Liberty Puzzles: Wooden Jigsaw Puzzleslibertypuzzles.com Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/2326m 56s

Ep. 330: Running The Show With Jeff Melvoin

Liz and Sarah talk to veteran showrunner Jeff Melvoin about his new book, Running The Show: Television From The Inside. What’s the biggest mistake first time showrunners make? How does he approach delegating? This book is essential reading for anyone who aspires to be a showrunner. This week’s Hollywood Hack is great for those looking to collaborate: Canva for Teams. Plus, Liz had a Celebrity Sighting — Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson! Finally, Liz recommends Mindhunter on Netflix.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Running The Show: Television From The Inside: Running the Showamazon.com Canva for Teams: Canva for Teams - An all-in-one workplace design solutioncanva.com Mindhunter trailer: MINDHUNTER Trailer SEASON 1 (2017) Netflix Seriesyoutube.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/2334m 59s

Ep.329: A Johnny Cash Ranch Retreat & Getting Back On The Horse!

Liz and Sarah discuss how the benefits of spending time together (actually in the same room for a whole day) led them to their big announcement: They’re hosting an HIH Retreat at the Johnny Cash Ranch in Ojai October 2–22! Email them at happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more details! In Take A Hike, they resolve to get back on the health horse now that summer is over. On the list? Hiking, eating well, writing, and meditation for Sarah. They also answer a Mailroom question about how they approach research. This week’s Hollywood Hack will transform your Zoom meetings: the Saiji Tablet Stand Holder. And finally, Sarah recommends Dan Harris’ Ten Percent Happier app.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Johnny Cash Ranch: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/step-inside-johnny-cashs-former-california-home Saiji Tablet Stand Holder: https://www.amazon.com/SAIJI-Adjustable-Rotating-Aluminum-Samsung/dp/B07GR37JY1/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=YJ7MUI5EREWD&keywords=saiji%2Btablet%2Bstand%2Bholder&qid=1693340076&sprefix=Saiji%2Btab%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1 Saiji Tablet Stand Pillow: https://www.amazon.com/Tablet-SAIJI-Adjustable-Flexible-Stand-Grey/dp/B09JK3WPKS/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=18CQO6NJYV300&keywords=saiji%2Btablet%2Bstand%2Bpillow&qid=1693340135&sprefix=saiji%2Btablet%2Bstand%2Bpillow%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1 Ten Percent Happier: https://www.tenpercent.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/2330m 0s

Ep. 328: Summer 2023 Listener Questions!

As Summer 2023 winds down, Sarah and Liz are answering listener questions. What do they think will happen when the strike is over? Does Sarah refuse to cuddle any of Violet’s “icky” pets? Did Liz and Sarah have sleepovers with each other when they were younger? They discuss all this and so much more— including their upcoming HIH Retreat in Ojai!  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/2326m 30s

Ep. 327: Burn It Down With Mo Ryan

Liz and Sarah talk to journalist Maureen Ryan about her incredible new book — Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call For Change In Hollywood. What was the emotional impact of writing about toxicity in Hollywood? What concrete steps can be taken to make the entertainment industry better for everyone? This week’s Hollywood Hack is a video that will keep you healthier on the picket line — WGA Picket Line Warm Up! (And Cool Down) on YouTube from WGA member Sheila Callaghan. Finally Sarah has a book rec — How to Survive Middle School: U.S. History. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call For Change: Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywoodamazon.com WGA Picket Line Warm Up! (And Cool Down): WGA Picket Line Warm Up! (And Cool Down)youtube.com How to Survive Middle School: U.S. History How to Survive Middle School: U.S. History: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide (HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL books)amazon.com Photo by Claire Rush on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/2334m 5s

Ep. 326: Fresh Perspective & “Franking”

Liz and Sarah discuss how 100 days of being on strike has a silver lining — it’s given them fresh perspective on a project that was feeling stale. In Take A Hike, Sarah talks about her Do Nothing Day. Sometimes doing nothing is everything. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they offer tips for coming up with character names. This week’s Hollywood Hack will be helpful for anyone worried about no new TV this fall: read a book series. Finally, Liz has a podcast recommendation — Spellcaster: The Fall Of Sam Bankman-Fried. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Book Series For Adults: 20 Best Book Series for Adultstckpublishing.com Spellcaster: The Fall Of Sam Bankman-Fried: Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Friedwondery.com Photo by Teodor Drobota on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/2325m 35s

Ep. 325: On Being Creative Entrepreneurs

Liz and Sarah talk about being Creative Entrepreneurs. How can they expand their vision of their career? What elements will strengthen their two person small company? Then, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss whether they want to continue writing their novel in the past tense, or whether they’d rather change to the present tense. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question from a Pre-WGA writer about how to approach an established writer with helpful information. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from a listener: the Bite Away Insect Sting & Itch Relief Stick. Finally, Sarah has a whimsical recommendation — follow the Whitney Museum on Threads. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Bite Away: bite away Insect Sting & Itch Relief Stick, Chemical-Free Treatment with Heat for Symptom Relief from Mosquito and Bug Bites, 2 Devicesamazon.com Whitney Museum on Threads: @whitneymuseum Photo by Sascha Bosshard on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/2325m 31s

Ep. 324: Build A Frog Pond

Even though it’s the last thing they feel like talking about, Liz and Sarah discuss the ongoing WGA strike and how it feels like it’s lasting forever. In Take A Hike, Sarah reveals why the concept of “building a frog pond” (both literally and metaphorically) is helping her cope. Then Sarah has a Hit for Escape Rooms, and they both give a Bomb to the heatwave in Los Angeles. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from the FB group: When in doubt, write a note. And finally, Sarah has a perfect summer movie recommendation — Joy Ride.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Joy Ride trailer: Joy Ride (2023) Official Red Band Trailer - Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, Sabrina Wuyoutube.com Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/2328m 6s

Ep. 323: Strike News & Formatting Fun

Liz and Sarah discuss SAG-AFTRA going out on strike. Will actors on strike pressure the AMPTP to come back to the table? They sure hope so. Then they Amplify a new book from journalist Maureen Ryan — Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywood. In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah talk about what they’ve learned about creative formatting while working on their novel. Small changes can make a big impact on the reader. This week’s Hollywood Hack is a low tech way to help pass time while you wait — keep a deck of playing cards in the car. Finally, Liz has a controversial TV recommendation: The Idol on MAX. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram and Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Burn It Down by Maureen Ryan: Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywoodamazon.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/2326m 50s

Ep. 322: Threads & The Perfect Tee

Liz and Sarah have joined the new social media platform, Threads, and they think you should too! Getting onboard early makes a difference — so don’t delay. This week’s Hollywood Hack is deep dive into The Perfect Tee. Liz and Sarah asked listeners for suggestions and got so many great ideas! Then Liz had a Celebrity Sighting (Alan Ruck) while dropping Jack off at camp. And Sarah recommends seeing Pixar’s new movie, Elemental.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! The Perfect Tees: Icebreaker — Women’s Merino Tech Lite II Short Sleeve J Crew Factory. Vintage Cotton. Garnet Hill Popflex Perfect Tee or Perfect Boyfriend Tee MeUndies Albion Fit basic fit tee. Sipaya Women’s Basic V Neck Tee. ATM LL Bean Lands End Talbots. Isaac Mizrahi tees on QVC, especially the Pima Cotton Liz’s faves: Hanes Women’s Nano T-shirt. Uniqlo U Crew T-shirt Sarah’s faves: Anthropology’s Pima cotton t-shirts. Madewell Elemental trailer: Elemental | Official Traileryoutube.com Alan Ruck: Alan Ruck | Actor, Soundtrackimdb.com Photo by Mediamodifier on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/2326m 54s

Ep. 321: That Summer Vacation Feeling

Liz and Sarah are both experiencing that summer vacation feeling — which means they DON’T feel like working. How can they harness the delight of summer but still make progress on their novel? In The Mailroom, they answer a question about how good material needs to be before showing it to a person with hiring power. Answer — pretty damn good. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from a listener: Take the necessary extra steps to make your tech (or anything else) work for you. And Celebrity Sighting is back! Liz saw David Duchovny on the plane from JFK to LAX. Finally, Liz has a TV show recommendation — Alaskan wilderness competition “Outlast” on Netflix. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: David Duchovny: David Duchovnyimdb.com Outlast trailer: Outlast - Official Trailer - Netflixyoutube.com Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/2330m 2s

Ep. 320: Liz & Sarah’s “Before I Die” Pitch

In this Special Episode, Liz and Sarah share their CBS pitch “Before I Die,” about three older women solving crimes in Miami. Then they talk about the notes they received from network executives and how they incorporated those notes into their pilot script. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! PHOTO: https://unsplash.com/photos/K05jLvJACiA To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/2334m 42s

Ep. 319: A Hollywood Dream Come True!

Liz and Sarah talk to TV writer Nadia Abass-Madden about how she switched careers from being a real life 911 operator to writing for FOX’s hit show 9-1-1. It’s a dream-come-true-story to inspire all of us during this stressful time! Then, in Take A Hike, Liz discusses why it’s a good idea to reconnect with old friends if you’re feeling adrift. This week’s Hollywood Hack will revolutionize your kitchen experience: Marley’s Monsters Unpaper Towels. Finally, Sarah recommends the podcast Ologies hosted by Alie Ward. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Nadia Abass-Madden: Nadia Abass-Maddenimdb.com Marley’s Monsters Unpaper Towels: Eco-Friendly & Reusable Home Goodsmarleysmonsters.com Ologies podcast: https://www.alieward.com/ologies Photo by Alex Azabache on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/2335m 27s

Ep. 318: Liz & Sarah’s Most “Hollywood” Hollywood Moments

In this Special Episode, Liz and Sarah share some of their most “Hollywood” Hollywood moments, from getting yelled at by famous actors to spotting A-list stars in line at the pharmacy. They’ve driven around town to look at billboards of their shows, had breakfast at The Polo Lounge with a con man, and been fired (twice.) Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Photo by Venti Views on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/2328m 23s

Ep. 317: Being A Number Two

Liz and Sarah talk to one of their best friends, Karine Rosenthal, about what it means to be a Number Two on a TV show. What are the duties? How does she get into the mind of the Showrunner? Then they answer a Mailroom question about how they would have dealt with Season Three of Fantasy Island, given that there’s a WGA strike going on. This week Hollywood Hack comes from Executive Producer Chuck Reed and is useful for summer travel: the Tripsy app. Finally, Liz has a premium buttered popcorn TV show recommendation — love & death on MAX. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Karine Rosenthal: Karine Rosenthalimdb.com Tripsy: Trip Planner for iPhone, iPad & Mactripsy.app love & death official trailer: Love & Death | Official Teaser | Maxyoutube.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/2334m 51s

Ep. 316: Novel Progress & You Do You Picketing

Liz and Sarah have officially started writing their novel, and they’re gaining momentum. They have the first forty pages! Yes, it needs rewriting but they love where it’s going. In Hits & Bombs, they give a joint Hit to all the agents and managers who are showing up on the picket line to support the WGA. And Liz gives a Bomb to the end of “Succession“ — it was an incredible finale but she’s so sad the show is over. Then, in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah discuss the different approaches people have to picketing. Want to chat? Walk alone? Stick to the same studio? Bop around? You do you! Sarah offers this week’s Hollywood Hack, which was a recommendation from a listener: the Dip Tangerine & Honeydew Conditioner bar. Finally, Sarah has a TV recommendation — Season Two of “Somebody Somewhere” on MAX.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:Succession trailer:Succession: Season 1 | Official Trailer | HBOyoutube.com Conditioner Bar & After Swim Detangler - Tangerine & Honeydewdipalready.com Somebody SomewhereThe Understated Pleasures of HBO’s “Somebody Somewhere”newyorker.com Photo by hannah grace on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/2329m 25s

Ep. 315: “Working” With Director Caroline Suh

Liz and Sarah talk to director (and one of Liz’s best friends) Caroline Suh about “Working: What We Do All Day,” the gripping new documentary series she made with President Barack Obama. What do we need to be happy at work? What was it like to collaborate with a former President? What role do unions play in the United States? Then Liz and Sarah answer a Mailroom question about whether or not they ever “lose” ideas. Yes, they do! This week they’re asking listeners to help with a Hollywood Hack — what’s the perfect T-shirt? Finally, Liz recommends a podcast: Corporate Gossip.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Caroline Suh: Caroline Suhimdb.com Working: What We Do All Day - Trailer: Working: What We Do All Day | Official Trailer | Netflixyoutube.com Working by Studs Terkel: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Doamazon.com Corporate Gossip podcast: Corporate Gossipgoogle.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/2331m 24s

Ep. 314: RIP FI & Strike Silver Linings

Liz and Sarah discuss that sad news that Fantasy Island has been canceled. Why do they think it happened and how are they feeling about it? Then they reveal what they had planned for Season Three — including what was behind the door at the end of Episode 207. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk about strike silver linings, including meeting podcast listeners on the picket line. This week’s Hollywood Hack supports the community impacted by the WGA Strike: buy strike merch that supports the Entertainment Community Fund. Finally, Sarah recommends an audio book — The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Strike Merch: wgaStrikeShirtswgastrikeshirts.com WGA Union Solidarity Shirtbonfire.com Search Graphic Tees, Hoodies, and More.cottonbureau.com Printify Pop-Upwga-dogs.printify.me The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah:The Nightingalekristinhannah.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/2327m 34s

EP. 313: WGA Strike Talk With Negotiating Committee Member Nicole Yorkin

Liz and Sarah discuss the WGA strike with their friend Nicole Yorkin, who is a member of the WGA Negotiating Committee. Why do writers view this moment in the business as existential? What is the AMPTP’s stance on AI? How will the unity among all the entertainment unions impact this labor action? Then, in The Craft & Fain, Liz and Sarah talk about how they’re “getting down to business” on their novel. They’ve each committed to writing five hundred words a day, five days a week. This week’s Hollywood Hack will make it easier to share expenses with friends and family: the Tricount app. Finally, Liz recommends a book — Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy by James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Nicole Yorkin: Nicole Yorkinimdb.com Entertainment Community Fund Entertainment Community Fundentertainmentcommunity.org Tricount: Organize group expensestricount.com Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy: Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy a book by James B. Stewart and Rachel Abramsbookshop.org To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/2334m 10s

Ep. 312: Spring Listener Questions Episode: Part Two

Liz and Sarah answer more fantastic listener questions! Do they ever pay podcast guests? Why are television seasons fewer episodes than they used to be? How does Sarah being an only parent impact their team decision making? How do they navigate friendships in Hollywood? What advice do Liz and Sarah have for a first time mom who’s a writer? Answer: It’s all about boundaries!  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Jennette McCurdy: I'm Glad My Mom Diedsimonandschuster.com Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/2331m 52s

Ep. 311: Spring Listener Questions: Part One

Liz and Sarah are answering listener questions! Is Sarah still a vegan? What five things are they both hoping to accomplish before they retire? How do actors memorize their lines? What’s the silliest thing Liz and Sarah have every argued about? (Answer: trashcans.) They discuss these questions and so many more! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/2329m 1s

Ep. 310: Our New Development Motto: Premium Buttered Popcorn

Liz and Sarah talk about the inspiration for their new team development motto — Premium Buttered Popcorn. In Take A Hike, they ask listeners to weigh in on whether their current state of not wanting to do anything (that involves work) is healthy or unhealthy. Then they answer a Mailroom question about the role that enthusiasm plays when pitching to executives. Is it possible to be TOO enthusiastic? This week’s Hollywood Hack has helped Sarah finally achieve the perfect ponytail: the INH Quick Slick Hair Finishing Stick. Finally, this week Sarah recommends a gripping thriller — I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Daisy Jones & the Six — Official Trailer: Daisy Jones & the Six - Official Trailer | Prime Videoyoutube.com Yellowjackets Season One trailer: A  YELLOWJACKETS Trailer (2021)youtube.com You Season One trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY55ig5js6I INH Quick Slick Hair Finishing Stick: INH Quick Slick Hair Finishing Stick, Peach, Keratin Serum Conditioning Fly Away Tamer Styling Gel, Non-Greasy Flyaway Frizz Control Cream with Avocado and Jojoba, Hydrates and Holds Broken, Edge and Baby Hairs All Day 18mlamazon.com I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai: I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai: 9780593490143penguinrandomhouse.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/2327m 33s

Ep. 309: Finding The Words With Colin Campbell

Liz and Sarah discuss the mental gymnastics of going down two possible roads at once as they try to prepare themselves for a possible WGA strike. Yes, they’re used to their future being uncertain, but this is on a whole other level. Then they interview filmmaker Colin Campbell about his beautiful new book, Finding The Words: Working Through Profound Loss with Hope and Purpose, which he wrote after his two teenaged children, Ruby and Hart, were killed by a drunk driver. This week’s Hollywood Hack also deals with grief and comes from Liz and Sarah’s friend, Nichelle Tramble Spellman: Send a special photo. Finally, Liz recommends the reality competition show, The Traitors, on Peacock.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Finding The Words by Colin Campbell: Finding the Words: Working Through Profound Loss with Hope and Purposeamazon.com Nichelle Tramble Spellman: Nichelle Tramble Spellmanen.wikipedia.org The Traitors trailer: The Traitors (TV Series 2023– )imdb.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/2339m 31s

Ep. 308: The Frustration Of Free Work & Why We Decided To Just Start

Liz and Sarah discuss a topic that’s on their minds and the minds of so many TV writers — the frustration of free work. What can writers do to combat this problem? One solution— ask for transparency. In The Craft (& Fain), they reveal why they decided to “just start” their thriller novel. This week’s Mailroom question is all about the various credits at the end of a TV show. And Sarah has a hair Hollywood Hack: shampoo bars. Finally, Sarah recommends the Flutter Experience for anyone in or near Los Angeles.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Kitsch Shampoo Bars: hair accessories, hair care + beautymykitsch.com Flutter Experience: FLUTTERflutterexperience.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/2331m 35s

Ep. 307: Oh, What The Hell!

As the TV business continues to rapidly evolve, Liz and Sarah have decided to embrace an “oh, what the hell” attitude when it comes to development. If they love a project and want to do it, they’re going to do it — because at this point it’s impossible to judge what will or won’t have a chance for success. In The Craft (& Fain), they branch out from the writing craft to discuss color correction, a process that has a big impact on how a show looks and feels. In Hits & Bombs, they give a Hit to the WGA and especially to the WGA Negotiating Committee. Then they have a Bomb for all the recent rain in LA. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from a listener — use rubbing alcohol to remove old dry erase marker. Finally, this week Liz recommends a beautiful new book — Finding The Words by Colin Campbell.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Why There Is Talk of a Writers’ Strike in Hollywood: Why There Is Talk of a Writers’ Strike in Hollywoodnytimes.com Finding The Words by Colin Campbell Finding the Words: Working Through Profound Loss with Hope and Purposeamazon.com Photo by Tobias Rademacher on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/2329m 12s

Ep. 306: No Now Doesn’t Mean No Forever

Liz and Sarah talk about how a recent conversation about a former development project reminded them that “no now doesn’t mean no forever.” In Take A Hike, Liz discusses why you might want to do your own version of her Fryman 50. Then they answer a question from The Mailroom about whether they’ve ever written for a show they didn’t like — and if so how did they handle it? This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Sarah’s recent purchase: Try an electric car. Finally, Sarah recommends Shrinking on Apply TV+. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Shrinking trailer: Shrinking — Official Trailer | Apple TV+youtube.com Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/2328m 18s

Ep. 305: Our Essential Tools & Put A Number On It

Liz and Sarah share what tools they consider essential for their job as TV writers. On the list? Final Draft, Google Docs, dry erase board tiles, the reMarkable Tablet, and more. In A Day In The Life, they run through what a typical day is during development. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Liz’s mom: Put a number on it. Finally, Liz recommends Season Two of Sex/Life on Netflix.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: ReMarkable Tablet: Homeremarkable.com Sex/Life Season Two: Sex/Life: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflixyoutube.com Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/2331m 8s

Ep. 304: Liz Vows To Be Positive (No Matter What)

Liz tells Sarah she realized that she’s been going on endless rants about the state of TV writers in Hollywood — and she’s vowing to stop! From now on, Liz is going to be positive and try to manifest good things. Will it work? Keep listening to find out! In Take A Hike, Sarah shares how her wood burning stove has helped her see that little things can be big things. Then, in The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah reveal what they’ve learned about scenes that are particularly hard to write. This week’s Hollywood Hack is an old favorite: Say “fuck” in a meeting. Finally, Sarah recommends one of her favorite stores in Ojai — Cercana. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Girls by Emma Cline: Cults and Carnage in the Summer of ’69newyorker.com Cercana: cercanaojai.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/2329m 9s

Ep. 303: Why We Should All HUSSLUP

Liz and Sarah talk to H Schuster about her plan to democratize and diversify access to the entertainment industry. The mission of H’s new company HUSSLUP is to transform Hollywood’s old clique with one click. Then, in The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question about TV writer Elisabeth Finch who notoriously lied her way up the ladder on hit shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Vampire Diaries. This week’s Hollywood Hack will make working out more fun: Fitness Dice. Finally, Liz has three podcast recommendations — Two T’s In A Pod, Bachelor Party, and A Little Bit Culty. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: HUSSLUP: Transforming Hollywood From Clique To Clickhusslup.com Elisabeth Finch: The 'Grey's Anatomy' Liar Confesses it Allgoogle.com Fitness Dice: Fitness Dice | workoutuncommongoods.com Two T’s In A Pod: Two Ts In A Pod with Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra JudgeiHeartPodcasts Bachelor Party: Bachelor PartyThe Ringer A Little Bit Culty: A Little Bit Culty with Sarah and Nippy.alittlebitculty.com Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/2337m 8s

Ep. 302: First Draft Difficulty & Setting Aside Worry

Liz and Sarah are deep into the first draft of the pilot they’re writing — and discovering all over again how hard it is to write a pilot. Creating something out of nothing is never easy! In Take A Hike, Liz talks about how she decided to set aside worry during her recent glamping trip. The result? She was fully present and had an amazing time. Next, in Take Two, Liz and Sarah share more ways to listen to Audio books. This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your bedtime routine: the Peryton Sleep Headphones Wireless, Bluetooth Sports Headphones. And finally Sarah recommends the iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso from Starbucks. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Cloud Library: Cloudlibrarycbcpubliclibrary.net Hoopla: audiobooks, ebooks, movies, tv and comics.hoopladigital.com Libro.fm: Same audiobooks. Different story.libro.fm Peryton Sleep Headphones: Perytong Sleep Headphones Wireless, Bluetooth Sports Headband Headphones with Ultra-Thin HD Stereo Speakers Perfect for Sleeping,Workout,Jogging,Yoga,Insomnia, Air Travel, Meditation, Greyamazon.com Photo by Tonik on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/2325m 53s

Ep. 301: The Thrill (& And Terror) Of Being In Control

As Liz and Sarah continue to work on the novel they plan to write, they realize that for once they’re in total control of their fate. That’s exciting — but also scary. There’s no one to blame but themselves if they don’t finish it! In The Craft (& Fain) they talk about how sometimes you should “do a little before you do a lot.” Then Sarah gives Connie a Hit for doing Violet’s hair and make up for her first school dance. And Liz gives herself a Bomb for still not understanding football. (Yay Chiefs!) This week’s Hollywood Hack will make going to a potluck less stressful: be like Sarah and have a party go to. For her? It’s Pavlova. Finally, Liz recommends watching Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence, a three part docuseries on Hulu. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:Pavlova recipe:Pavlovakingarthurbaking.comStolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence:Hulu’s ‘Stolen Youth’ Sensitively Tells the Harrowing Story of the Sarah Lawrence Cult: TV Reviewvariety.com Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/2329m 6s

Ep. 300: Celebrating 300 Episodes!

Liz and Sarah celebrate the 300th episode of Happier In Hollywood! What are some of listeners’ favorite moments of the podcast? Volunteers not recruits. Get to steppin’. Identify your personal canary in a coal mine. And so much more! For Liz and Sarah, the best part of the podcast is… you! They’re so grateful for the incredible HIH community.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Nichelle D. Tramble: Nichelle D. Trambleimdb.com Fearless Negotiating by Michael Donaldson: Fearless Negotiating|Paperbackbarnesandnoble.com Photo by Will Myers on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/2331m 58s

Ep. 299: The Excellence Of An Espresso Martini

Liz and Sarah share an email from a listener that outlines the differences between writing a mystery and a thriller. One key takeaway? Curiosity fuels a mystery. Anxiety drives a thriller. Then they go Behind The Scenes of Episodes 203 and 204 of Fantasy Island. How does the crew deal with wind? Do Fantasy Island writers get ideas from their therapy sessions? How did they come up with the surreal jungle game show? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your next getaway: pick a “vacation drink.” Liz and Sarah’s drink on their recent cruise? The Espresso Martini. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Dessert Drinks We Love: The Espresso Martiniliquor.com Photo by Armin Lotfi on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/2331m 56s

Ep. 298: Liz & Sarah’s 20th Anniversary Trip (Finally!)

Liz and Sarah are finally celebrating their 20th anniversary of being a writing team with a Caribbean cruise on the Regal Princess. Yes, they’re working onboard but they’re having plenty of fun too — including snorkeling over a shipwreck in Grand Cayman. As they look back over twenty years, they reveal the top three things they’ve learned. Most important? The war of attrition never ends, so keep the faith. They also talk about some career highs (collaborating with Marcia Clark) and lows (getting fired from the first show they created, Women’s Murder Club). And this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your tropical vacation: get a prescription snorkel mask.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/2337m 0s

Ep. 297: The Challenge Of Setting Our Own Deadlines

Liz and Sarah are setting their own deadlines on a current project - and that can be a challenge for these two Obligers. How will they manage to stay on track? In Take A Hike, Sarah reveals how the recent rains in Southern California made her realize it’s a good idea to practice for an emergency. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss the importance of doing your research before diving into a new genre. And this Hollywood Hack is changing Liz’s life: the Apple Magic Keyboard. LINKS: Apple Magic Keyboard: https://www.apple.com/ipad-keyboards/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/2328m 12s

Ep. 296: Back To Work & Behind The Scenes

Liz and Sarah discuss what makes them feel like they’re back to work after a long break. For Liz, it’s getting on her treadmill desk. For Sarah, it’s setting an alarm. Then they go Behind The Scenes of Episode 201 of Fantasy Island. The rain on screen was fake, the real rain was a real problem. This week’s Hollywood Hack is helping Liz listen to more books: the Libby app! It takes less than a minute to set up, and it’s so worth it. Finally, Sarah recommends Wednesday on Netflix for the whole family.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Episode 201 of Fantasy Island: https://www.tvfanatic.com/2023/01/watch-fantasy-island-online-season-2-episode-1/ Wednesday: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13443470/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/2332m 59s

Ep. 295: What Barbara Walters Meant To Us & New Year’s Resolutions

Liz and Sarah pay tribute to the legendary Barbara Walters, whose career was an inspiration to both of them. Then they reveal their 2023 New Year’s resolutions. Liz is going to weigh herself every day. Sarah is making a 23 for 23 list focused entirely on herself. In Take Two, they revisit the idea of a clothing swap party. And finally this week’s Hollywood Hack will help if you have any final holiday presents to get: give a theme gift. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/30/business/media/barbara-walters-dead.html To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/2333m 36s

Ep. 294: Liz & Sarah’s Team Motto 2023!

Liz and Sarah reveal (and explain) their Team Motto for 2023 — “Alt Ending Thelma & Louise!” They’re anticipating a difficult year but they’re in it together, just like ride or die pals Thelma and Louise. Then they revisit 2022 in a special Take Two. In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah discuss how they use visuals when they pitch a new show. The process has changed — for the better — since before pandemic times. Finally this week’s Hollywood Hack got Sarah to finally read The Joy Luck Club  by Amy Tan — read a book that you’ve been putting off reading. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Thelma & Louise: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103074/ Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/ The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan: https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Luck-Club-Novel/dp/0143038095 Alaska by James Michener:  https://www.amazon.com/Alaska-James-A-Michener-audiobook/dp/B011D90LDC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1AWFPYSL1FRJ3&keywords=alaska+by+james+michener&qid=1671511898&s=books&sprefix=Alaska+by+Ja%2Cstripbooks%2C234&sr=1-1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/2235m 51s

Ep. 293: They Got Dressed Up And Went!

Recently, Liz and Sarah talked about how they were “all dressed up with no place to go” when a pitch meeting was cancelled last minute. Well, they got dressed and they went! Did they sell their pitch in the Zoom Room? Listen to find out. In Take Two, they share stories from listeners in other careers who have also experienced very frustrating last minute cancellations. Then, in Take A Hike, Liz talks about “the joy of getting into it,” even if “it” is out of your comfort zone. Warning: the segment involves discussion of a custom Corgi Christmas sweater. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack might help you sleep better: use a wedge pillow. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: HIH Episode — All Dressed Up & Freudenfreude: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/happier-in-hollywood/id1236845161#episodeGuid=0937b8b0-3687-11ec-accf-cbc7758ab2ba Custom Christmas sweater/sweatshirt: https://pawsionate.com/products/christmas-dog-pattern-personalized-custom-all-over-print-sweatshirt Helix Wedge Pillow: https://helixsleep.com/products/wedge-pillow To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/2228m 29s

Ep. 292: The Perpetual Waiting Game

As Liz and Sarah wait for news of a Season Three pickup of Fantasy Island, they discuss how in Hollywood there’s ALWAYS a wait. In HIH WFH (Happier In Hollywood Work From Home) they talk about why it’s a good idea to stop treating the permanent like it’s temporary. Chances are you WILL be working at home at least part time forever. Then they Amplify a new memoir from child star Jennette McCurdy — I’m Glad My Mom Died. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will impress your Zoom co-workers: Make your background wall a talking point.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Happier With Gretchen Rubin Episode 406: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/happier-with-gretchen-rubin/id969519520?i=1000588088211 Jennette McCurdy: https://www.jennettemccurdy.com/projects/ TheFilmArtist: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheFilmArtist To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/2229m 41s

Ep. 291: All Dressed Up & Freudenfraude

Liz and Sarah discuss how they were all psyched up for a pitch meeting — and then it didn’t happen. The only consolation? Liz hadn’t paid for a blow out. In Take A Hike, they talk about the opposite of schadenfreude — freudenfraude. Especially now, when Hollywood is so chaotic, it’s helpful to take pleasure in others’ good fortune. Then Sarah revisits the Bomb she gave Elon Musk in Take Two. Finally, this week Liz and Sarah have a holiday Hollywood Hack: When someone asks for a gift, get them the exact thing they asked for. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Satellite Sisters: https://satellitesisters.com/ The Opposite of Schadenfreude is Freudenfraude:  https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/25/well/mind/schadenfreude-freudenfreude.html Hate Speech’s Rise On Twitter: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/02/technology/twitter-hate-speech.html To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/2227m 20s

Ep. 290: The Note We Get And Give

As Sarah and Liz hone a new pitch they realize that the note they often get is the same one that they always give — MORE EMOTION. In Take A Hike, Sarah talks about how doing jigsaw puzzles is keeping her calm (and might be key to figuring out story problems). Next, Liz and Sarah give a Bomb to Elon Musk. And Liz gives a Hit to “things going wrong.” Finally, Sarah discovered this week’s Hollywood Hack over her Thanksgiving break: find a refill store near you.  Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Jigsaw puzzle:  https://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Games-Abstract-Jigsaw-Puzzle/dp/B09QLC6GW4/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3O1ZXES6YZBPL&keywords=buffalo+games+puzzles+1000+piece+flora&qid=1669913144&s=toys-and-games&sprefix=buffalo+games+puzzles+1000+piece+flora%2Ctoys-and-games%2C143&sr=1-2 The ECO store: https://theecostoreonline.com/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/2229m 51s

Ep. 289: The 2022 Thanksgiving Episode!

Liz and Sarah discuss what they’re grateful for— Sarah’s Ojai life is looking up, Liz has taken charge of her health, and their Fantasy Island cast is… well, a fantasy. In Take a Hike, Sarah shares her decision NOT to set an alarm. Then Liz and Sarah answer a Mailroom question about Bad Sisters. Spoiler Alert: Liz still can’t make herself watch it. Finally, a listener from Berlin shares a Hollywood Hack: throw a clothes swap party with your friends! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Bad Sisters: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15469618/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/2226m 48s

Ep. 288: Hurry Up And Wait!

Liz and Sarah talk about how often they rush to meet a deadline — and then realize there was no rush at all. Then, in Take A Hike, they discuss how the realization that accepting can be easier than rejecting led to Sarah owning a hissing cockroach. Next, Liz and Sarah offer even MORE great holiday gift ideas in Take Two. Finally, Sarah is passionate about this week’s Hollywood Hack: the reMarkable 2 Tablet. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Jenni Kayne cashmere beanie and fingerless gloves: https://www.jennikayne.com/ Personalized key tags: https://variouskeytags.com/ Personalized luggage tags: https://www.etsy.com/listing/536909808/personalized-luggage-tagsbridesmaids?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_-bags_and_purses&utm_custom1=_k_CjwKCAiAjs2bBhACEiwALTBWZbzJ82D-Q0IOFxOb7lXoNZ-MhJz-giSPKXBg95fmVRBWMvGHg9NGKxoCdUkQAvD_BwE_k_&utm_content=go_12665398257_121762925993_511610210343_pla-314261243987_c__536909808_115837183&utm_custom2=12665398257&gclid=CjwKCAiAjs2bBhACEiwALTBWZbzJ82D-Q0IOFxOb7lXoNZ-MhJz-giSPKXBg95fmVRBWMvGHg9NGKxoCdUkQAvD_BwE Sugarwish: https://sugarwish.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAjs2bBhACEiwALTBWZYV0uPlO50GNEyt9g8c4T7PWYuR_Rcx0pNROLSH1SOeQ77NyeFXVfhoCWv0QAvD_BwE JetPens: https://www.jetpens.com/ Coravin: https://www.coravin.com/ New York Public Library book dedication: https://secure.nypl.org/site/Donation2?8762.donation=form1&df_id=8762&mfc_pref=T&s_src=FRQ21YE_QSFBFN?utm_campaign=NYPLSocialMedia&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social Custom jigsaw puzzle: https://photo.walgreens.com/store/toys-and-games?ext=gooFY23_GOO_PHT_PHT_Photo+PMax_REV_SRC_PMAX_UN_NA_UN_ENG_&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAiAjs2bBhACEiwALTBWZfl0Wjklq3GqQ55BCP2rndeAyB-L6XyzBFnTW-up0tCwdKvopPIRuxoC3GIQAvD_BwE reMarkable 2 Tablet: https://remarkable.com/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/2230m 40s

Ep. 287: Liz & Sarah’s 2022 Gift Guide!

This week Liz and Sarah share their favorite holiday gift ideas for 2022 — cute AirPod cases, the Fermob Balad Lamp, the Click and Grow Smart Garden, a personalized vinyl record, Corkcicle coolers, and SO MANY MORE!!!  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Hollywood Commission Entertainment Survey: https://hollywoodentertainmentsurvey.org/ Corgi AirPod Case: https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Carabiner 3 in 1 charger: https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Magnetic-Foldable-Charging Apple AirTags: https://www.apple.com/airtag Corkcicle cooler, totes, and backpacks: https://corkcicle.com/collections/hydration?gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=CjwKCAjwzY2bBhB6EiwAPpUpZsLWpu39jaB6kOrrUJgbUuetkp0sj6nwoQxShvdAEyp_qgGxVVBiDBoCj0gQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Ember Mug: https://ember.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmaibBhCAARIsAKUlaKSU9jAwwJT9z5gyZNVh8Oomh29yr61KWr7pEIo6o-oRAyPA0p6QHiwaAtCiEALw_wcB Fermob Balad Lamp: https://www.fermobusa.com/balad-lamp-h10 Friendship Lamp: https://www.friendlamps.com/products/friendship-lamp?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmaibBhCAARIsAKUlaKTuSlMNGH4Ln8uR7i4vbkFEgiQd-uBNi812eP1UARul7iNmTya7jb8aAtXXEALw_wcB Lomi Home Composter https://lomi.com Click and Grow Smart Garden: https://www.clickandgrow.com/products/the-smart-garden-3 Custom Vinyl: https://www.printyourvinyl.com/products/vinyl Personalized Desk Calendars:  https://www.blazardesignstudio.com/shop Personalized Memory Game: https://pinholepress.com/c/puzzles-and-memory-games?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmaibBhCAARIsAKUlaKSgzLcN9BbYnTixddN0-xWdsphE8hPZ_sjJbFN8BSUhfLgEzRFblfgaAvyNEALw_wcB How Y’All Doing? (By Leslie Jordan) https://bookshop.org/p/books/how-y-all-doing Aesop Amsterdam City Kit: https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/aesop-amsterdam-city-kit-classic-prod223200116 Away Packing Cubes: https://www.awaytravel.com/accessories/packing-cubes-six?color=navy&gclid=Cj0KCQiAmaibBhCAARIsAKUlaKQ0tLhFNxwNuGJeKYuF3_KZxL4exutlXxGCp_ml0nMwCa8VYA_q3_caAhHFEALw_wcB Monos Compressible Packing Cubes: https://monos.com/products/packing-cubes?variant=32037068013642 Turkish Towels: https://www.amazon.com/Turkish-Peshtemal-Pestemal-Cotton-36x71-Inch-Pink/dp/B08H7TDTQK/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=turkish+towels&qid=1667937107&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1 Andre’s Chocolates: https://andreschocolates.com/pages/chocolate-candies-1 John Kelly Chocolates:  https://www.johnkellychocolates.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwzY2bBhB6EiwAPpUpZvCSb_JhtVKz33vG1gm__aNGbhwJ1cOlSalqH113wSsht5FBKOtdehoCkCgQAvD_BwE Notes To Self Socks: https://www.notestoself.com/ Ojai Olive Oil: https://ojaioliveoil.com/ SmartWool Socks: https://www.smartwool.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmaibBhCAARIsAKUlaKT0t_jN9D41TDYPx0VKC3FQb3IMhZR3aC34yEK9fQCYyfQxyMUFk4MaAqpAEALw_wcB SoundBot Water Resistant Shower Speaker: https://www.amazon.com/SB510-Resistant-Bluetooth-Handsfree-Speakerphone/dp/B00IN2S072 Scalp Massager: https://www.amazon.com/Massagers-Handheld-Scratcher-Relaxation-Stimulation/dp/B07FNNSB42/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?keywords=Scalp+massager&qid=1667937630&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&smid=A3M9DQRS6DVA9W Laminator: https://www.amazon.com/Laminator Warmies: https://warmies.com One Sentence Journal: https://the-happiness-project.com/products/one-sentence-journal Don’t Break the Chain Habit Tracker: https://the-happiness-project.com/products/dont-break-the-chain-habit-tracker Moments Keepsake Journal: https://the-happiness-project.com/products/memento-keepsake-journal To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/2235m 12s

Ep. 286: The War Of Attrition (And Lessons From Leslie Jordan)

Liz and Sarah mention “the war of attrition that is life in Los Angeles” every week in the Happier In Hollywood opener. This week they discuss why combating attrition feels harder than ever — and tactics for winning the battle. Then, in Take A Hike, they share lessons learned from the late character actor and Instagram star Leslie Jordan. In this week’s HIH WFH, Liz suggests reading for fun at lunch. Finally, Sarah has a climate-friendly Hollywood Hack: Worn Wear Patagonia.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Leslie Jordan: https://thelesliejordan.com/ Leslie Jordan on Happier With Gretchen Rubin: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast/322-pick-the-right-word/ Worn Wear Patagonia: https://wornwear.patagonia.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=text%20ad&utm_campaign=Brand%20-%20Used%20Clothing&gclid=CjwKCAjwh4ObBhAzEiwAHzZYU5rzBISRIjxO85hSgyZKtn_RFEOniKlfoIug1OSpDsBVMrZmQ61vpxoCCN0QAvD_BwE Yves Chouinard: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/14/climate/patagonia-climate-philanthropy-chouinard.html To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/2231m 45s

Ep. 285: Talking Transparency

After a recent meeting, Liz and Sarah discuss the concept of transparency. How much is too much? And when do you know if it’s safe to be transparent at work? In Take A Hike, they examine the difference between “managing” expectations people and “creating” expectations people. Both types have advantages and disadvantages. Next, in Amplify, Liz and Sarah share a new two part documentary from actor Evan Rachel Wood — PHOENIX RISING. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will make your life more organized: consolidate your tech. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: PHOENIX RISING official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJz2zwVogHM Director Amy Berg on PHOENIX RISING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBvFqjegebE Power Strip: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D25RSWX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/2230m 1s

Ep. 284: Reframing Work “Politics” As Work “Diplomacy”

Liz and Sarah discuss their recent realization that they should reframe work “politics” as work “diplomacy.” In Take A Hike, they share insight from a member of the HIH Facebook group — sometimes you have to stand still and do nothing until it feels okay. Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz responds to listeners concern that she always gives herself Bombs by giving herself two Hits — one for taking her health seriously and the other for being a good friend. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you focus and increase productivity — try Ambient Worlds on You Tube. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Ambient Worlds: https://www.youtube.com/c/AmbientWorlds To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/2228m 51s

Ep. 283: Fantasy Island Composer Genevieve Vincent Sings The Theme Song!

Liz and Sarah discuss why sharing their expertise helped them hone in on their strengths and weaknesses as Showrunners. Then — do you love the Fantasy Island theme music as much as Liz and Sarah do? In Hollywood Jobs, they talk to Fantasy Island composer, Genevieve Vincent, about how she captures the magic of the island in her score every episode. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is inspired by a fantastic gift Liz and Sarah received from FI assistant extraordinaire, Lauren Conoscenti: create personalized art as a gift. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Genevieve Vincent: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2933205/ Lauren Conoscenti: https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/ Nona Catusanu: Instagram — @nonaiscool https://www.nonacatusanu.com/main To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/2232m 5s

Ep. 282: Picking A Team Talisman & Wearing Comfortable Shoes

Liz and Sarah are back in work mode, and they went on an overnight retreat at the Emerald Iguana Inn in Ojai to brainstorm in person. The result? A hugely productive twenty-four hours and a new Team Talisman — the iguana. In Take A Hike, they discuss their decision to wear comfortable shoes at the first work party they’ve gone to in three years. Good thing too — they ended up walking three miles. Then Liz and Sarah share a a writing tip in The Craft (& Fain): Be a sponge. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a writing tool that’s improved A LOT over the last few decades — erasable pens. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Emerald Iguana Inn: https://www.emeraldiguana.com/ FriXion Erasable Pens: https://www.amazon.com/Retractable-Erasable-Assorted-Mistakes-Disappear/dp/B07D9Z7GYL/ref=asc_df_B07D9Z7GYL/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241949413146&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9002247102977948537&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031190&hvtargid=pla-524507779421&psc=1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/2227m 41s

Ep. 281: Clearing The White Board & Sarah Does Hypnotherapy

Vacation is officially over. Sarah and Liz are clearing their white boards and diving into a new project (or maybe two) while they wait for Fantasy Island Season Three to get the green light. How are they getting into the right mindset? And do they feel ready to tackle something new? In Take A Hike, Sarah discusses the hypnotherapy she’s been doing to improve her mood. Then Sarah has a Hit for her step mother, and Liz gives herself a Bomb. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your Zoom meetings: To eliminate ring light reflection in your glasses, use a ring light on either side of your screen instead of one in front of it. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Puerto Rico Hurricane Fiona relief: @hasercambio HASER - community network https://www.hasercambio.org @casapuebloorg Casa Pueblo - Adjuntas https://casapueblo.org @tallersalud**** Taller Salud - Loíza https://www.tallersalud.com @fundacion bucarabon Fundación Bucarabón - Maricao https://www.fundacionbucarabon.org @a_goyco Taller Comunidad La Goyco - Santurce https://www.lagoyco.org @elpuentepresente El Puente - community network https://elpuente.us @lafonditadejesus La Fondita de Jesús - San Juan https://lafonditadejesus.org Animal Orgs— @Santuario.sasfapr - Cabo Rojo @RabitoKontento - Hatillo @EIFosterClub - Todo PR @FaroDeLosAnimales - Humacao @HuellitasDePuertoRico - Jayuya @PetFriendlyPR - Todo PR @saveasatopuertorico - San Juan To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/2229m 17s

Ep. 280: What Should We Be Doing Right Now?

Liz and Sarah discuss what they should be doing during their downtime. Coming up with TV show ideas? Writing a novel? Working on a new podcast? Or maybe... nothing at all? Then they Amplify a new TV show starring Roselyn Sanchez — ‘Til Jail Do Us Part. In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah share a tip they learned from an essay on writing by Ann Patchett — don’t let yourself start a new novel until you’ve finished the one you’re writing. (This happens to apply to ALL creative projects.) Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is good for the environment: use the Ecosia search engine. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: ‘Til Jail Do Us Part: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14177208/ These Precious Days by Ann Patchett: https://www.parnassusbooks.net/search/site/These%20Precious%20Days This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett:  https://www.parnassusbooks.net/search/site/This%20Is%20the%20Story%20of%20a%20Happy%20Marriage The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett: https://www.writermag.com/writing-inspiration/products-for-writers/the-getaway-car/ https://www.ecosia.org/?tt=cd24c447&gclid=CjwKCAjwyaWZBhBGEiwACslQo-RAvjcCJt57rSvVgXZ21JdbnLKHRpoUvQv1rMmwIym9LLrbi7GkABoCdNUQAvD_BwE Ecosia: https://www.ecosia.org/?tt=cd24c447&gclid=CjwKCAjwyaWZBhBGEiwACslQo-RAvjcCJt57rSvVgXZ21JdbnLKHRpoUvQv1rMmwIym9LLrbi7GkABoCdNUQAvD_BwE To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/2229m 42s

Ep. 279: The Writers’ Room Survival Guide with Niceole Levy

Liz and Sarah talk to TV writer Niceole Levy about her fantastic new book, The Writers’ Room Survival Guide. Practical tips about topics like what to do before the job even starts, how to navigate a toxic environment, and what to expect when you’re writing your first script make this book essential for anyone interested in a TV career. Then, in Take A Hike, Sarah shares that she’s been using Gretchen’s One-Sentence Journal and Don’t Break The Chain Habit Tracker to boost her health and well-being. This week’s Hollywood Hack is a must during the heat wave: the Comlife Bladeless Neck Fan. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Writers’ Room Survival Guide by Niceole Levy:https://www.amazon.com/Writers-Room-Survival-Guide-Screw/dp/1615933468 One-Sentence Journal:https://the-happiness-project.com/products/one-sentence-journal Don’t Break The Chain Habit Tracker:https://the-happiness-project.com/products/dont-break-the-chain-habit-tracker Comlife Bladeless Neckfan:https://www.amazon.com/Bladeless-Necklace-Rechargeable-Hands-Free-Activities/dp/B08Z45WLH8/ref=asc_df_B08Z45WLH8/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=507477922458&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5699097266310958415&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031190&hvtargid=pla-1291329748051&psc=1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/2237m 28s

Ep. 278: Stepping OFF The Treadmill Desk & A Call With Our Manager Dianne Fraser

Stepping OFF The Treadmill Desk & A Call With Our Manager Dianne Fraser Liz and Sarah discuss the anxiety of stepping OFF the treadmill desk during their vacation. Then they share their vacation Hits and Bombs. Sarah gives Violet a Hit for trying escargot in Paris and a Bomb to the guy who smelled really bad on the plane ride home. Liz gives Jack a hit for going snorkeling, and she gives herself a Bomb for not trying paddle boarding. Then, in Call Your Manager, they talk to Dianne Fraser about the differences between managers, agents, and lawyers. Finally, Dianne has a Hollywood Hack: buy $35.00 box seats at the Ahmanson Theatre.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Dianne Fraser: http://fraserentertainmentgroup.com/ Ahmanson Theatre: http://www.ahmansontheatre.net/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/2232m 56s

Ep. 277: Another Summer Listener Questions Episode!

Liz and Sarah received so many great questions from listeners that they decided to devote another episode to answering them. What does Liz have to say about Survivor? Why didn’t Liz and Sarah have an office for Season Two of Fantasy Island? Now that Sarah is catching up on recent pop culture, what are some of her favorite current TV shows? They also explain why everyone should watch The Shield, talk about whether they’ve been impacted by the Great Resignation, and so much more! Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack makes travel easier: Make a QR code photo album on your phone. LINKS:  Survivor:  https://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/ The Shield Season One trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm6ZQjIupn0 Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/2233m 9s

Ep. 276: Summer Listener Questions!

Liz and Sarah answer listener questions! Is being a showrunner what they expected? How do they come up with fantasies for Fantasy Island? Has Sarah ever considered taking up quilting? What is Liz’s favorite Real Housewives franchise? And so many more!  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Episode 141: A Very Personal Episode: Sarah’s Mom Story & Liz’s Voice Challenge https://happierinhollywood.com/episode141/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/2231m 55s

Ep. 275: Air Dancers & Bel-Air’s Rasheed Newson

This week, Liz and Sarah reveal what they’ve learned about themselves when they’re not buried in work. Then they talk with showrunner and author Rasheed Newson about his new novel, My Government Means to Kill Me. How did he write a book while running a show? What advice does he have for aspiring writers? Finally, Rasheed provides this week’s Hollywood Hack: on Zoom, minimize your screen and put yourself on mute! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Rasheed Newson https://www.rasheednewson.com/ My Government Means to Kill Me https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250833525/mygovernmentmeanstokillme Rasheed Newson on Twitter https://twitter.com/RasheedNewson Rasheed Newson on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rasheed.newson.author/ Peacock | Bel-Air https://www.peacocktv.com/watch/asset/tv/bel-air/5827147521039228112Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/2233m 50s

Ep. 274: Being Mindful Of STUFF — Stress, Time, Uncertainty, Fear, & Fatigue

Liz and Sarah share some key takeaways from the excellent Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging training they recently attended, including how their personal identifiers impact their leadership styles — in both positive and negative ways. They also discuss the concept of STUFF, which stands for Stress, Time, Uncertainty, Fear, & Fatigue. When we experience STUFF it can be harder to effectively process opinions different from our own — but there ARE ways to make sure everyone still gets heard. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question about the TV trend of rebooting shows that have been off the air for less than a decade. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack applies to everyone everywhere: Remember to be a tourist in your own hometown.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Jones Inclusive: https://jonesinclusive.com/about-jones/our-ceo/ How To Become an Inclusive Leader by Dr Steven Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He9498nKyRw To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/2231m 11s

Ep. 273: Bad Sisters & How To Deal With “Crazy”

Liz and Sarah discuss the upcoming Apple TV+ show, Bad Sisters. They developed the same show (based on a Flemish series) twice for ABC, but it (rightly) never got past the script stage. Now they’re excited to see how Sharon Horgan brings it to life. In Take A Hike, they offer three strategies for dealing with “crazy.” Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz gives Sarah a hit for using her alone time well when Violet was at camp. And together they give a Bomb to the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack offers an affordable source of trendy but well-made clothes: Universal Thread at Target.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Bad Sisters: https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/news/2022/07/apple-tv-debuts-trailer-for-new-dark-comedy-bad-sisters-from-award-winning-creator-and-star-sharon-horgan/ Sharon Horgan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1279721/ Olivia Julianna (@Oliviajulianna): https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/07/30/body-shame-win-teenager-gaetz/ Deadline letter signed by female showrunners: https://deadline.com/2022/07/female-writers-showrunners-abortion-rights-letter-to-hollywood-studios-1235080241/ Universal Thread: https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=Univeral+Thread To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/2229m 14s

Ep. 272: From Book To Screen and Writer Friends!

This week, Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of spending time with their TV writer friends! Then, in Amplify, Liz and Sarah recommend fellow showrunner and author Rasheed Newson’s new book, My Government Means to Kill Me. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question on how books become movies or shows. Finally, their assistant Lauren is back with this week’s Hollywood Hack: be an inviter! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Rasheed Newson https://www.rasheednewson.com/ My Government Means to Kill Me https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250833525/mygovernmentmeanstokillme Lauren Conoscenti https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/2229m 56s

Ep. 271: Passing Off Worry & Big Bullseyes Vs. Small Bullseyes

This week, Liz and Sarah are passing off their worry to the experts! They share how trusting your team can take the weight off. Then—one, two, three—in Take A Hike, they talk about how keeping a daily count can help mark each day with gratitude. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss the difference between big bullseyes and small bullseyes, and how shows likeBarryandYellowjacketshit their targets. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack from a listener is sticky business: the power of the Post-it note! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Matt Miller https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588936/ HBO | Barry https://www.hbo.com/barry Showtime | Yellowjackets https://www.sho.com/yellowjackets To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/2223m 25s

Ep. 270: How To Write A Novel With Author Lian Dolan

This week, Liz and Sarah have an update on their company, Fun Job Productions—after two years, did they decide to keep their fiction podcast company going? Then, Liz and Sarah are joined by author and fellow podcaster Lian Dolan! They talk about Lian’s latest novel, Lost and Found in Paris, her writing process, and how to dive into that book project you’ve been wanting to start. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your social life: have friends of all ages! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Lian Dolan https://www.liandolan.com/ Lost and Found in Paris: A Novel https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Found-Paris-Lian-Dolan/dp/006321122X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Satellite Sisters Podcast https://www.liandolan.com/satellite-sisters-podcast/ Lian Dolan on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/liandolan/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/2238m 37s

Ep. 269: A Reality Check & The Writing Process

This week, Liz and Sarah have a reality check for aspiring TV writers. From making less money to doing free work, the business has gotten even more brutal. Their advice? Follow your dreams, but know what you’re in for. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk about the importance of work traditions—how they mark milestones, help them bond, and make hard work more fun. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they answer a listener question about the writing process on Fantasy Island. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will elevate your summer adventures—challenge yourself on vacation!  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS  FOX | Fantasy Island  https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/  Santa Monica Pier | Pacific Wheel  https://pacpark.com/santa-monica-amusement-park/ferris-wheel/  Benihana  https://www.benihana.com/  Ojai Valley Inn  https://www.ojaivalleyinn.com/  Katsu-ya  https://www.katsu-yagroup.com/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/2231m 44s

Ep. 268: Vacation Vibes & Email Etiquette

Even though Liz and Sarah are still in the middle of post production for Season 2 of Fantasy Island, they discuss how they feel like they’re on vacation! In Take A Hike, they reveal their summer themes: Liz is planning a Summer of Health, and Sarah is looking forward to a Summer of Settling (in a good way). Next, in Amplify, they spotlight the delightful Gordita Chronicles, a new show on HBOMax that’s fun for the whole family. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah tackle email etiquette. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you quick-change into your favorite necklaces—the Locking Magnetic Jewelry Clasp! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happier | Podcast 67: Design Your Summer, a Deep-Dive into the Emotionally Charged Issue of Thank-You Notes, and Mother-in-Law Woes https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/podcast-67-design-summer Gordita Chronicles https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11987198/ LA Times | Authentically sunny and sweet, ‘Gordita Chronicles’ is the sitcom of the summer https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-06-23/gordita-chronicles-hbo-max-review Refinery29 | Gordita Chronicles is The Chubby Brown Girl Coming-of-Age Story I Needed https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2022/06/11022346/gordita-chronicles-hbo-max-representation ScriptMag | Writing the Immigrant Experience with HBO Max's 'Gordita Chronicles' Creator Claudia Forestieri and Showrunner Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz https://scriptmag.com/interviews-features/writing-the-immigrant-experience-with-hbo-maxs-gordita-chronicles-creator-claudia-forestieri-and-showrunner-brigitte-mu%C3%B1oz-liebowitz Locking Magnetic Jewelry Clasp https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08HJF22M7?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_imageGet in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/2228m 35s

Ep. 267: That’s A Wrap!

Liz and Sarah celebrate wrapping production on Season Two of Fantasy Island! They discuss the Season Two “production curse” and how knowing even The Godfather faced challenges was a comfort. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer TWO listener questions—how they approach being career-oriented moms and how to give great notes. Then, in Hits & Bombs, Sarah has a Bomb for the guy in the NRA T-shirt at the Disneyland Hotel pool, and Liz has Hits for two new shows—The Deep End and I Love That For You. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you on set and beyond: get shoes that are right for your feet! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers by Audrey Monke https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ Power Of My People https://powerofmypeople.com/ Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli by Mark Seal https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Leave-the-Gun-Take-the-Cannoli/Mark-Seal/9781982158590 The Deep End https://www.freeform.com/shows/the-deep-end I Love That For You https://www.sho.com/i-love-that-for-you Hoka https://www.hoka.com/en/us/ Saucony https://www.saucony.com/en/home Road Runner Sports https://stores.roadrunnersports.com/ca/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/2230m 13s

Ep. 266: Spring Listener Questions: Part 2!

It’s time for Spring Listener Questions: Part 2! What do Liz and Sarah wish they knew about life—and Hollywood—when they graduated high school? Did they ever have a crush on the same person? Get the scoop on everything from insider details on working with a lean budget to bunnies and Corgis to where they’re shopping for clothes! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/2232m 17s

Ep. 265: Spring Listener Questions: Part 1!

It’s time for Spring Listener Questions: Part 1! Besides the writing, what parts of showrunning do Liz and Sarah particularly enjoy? Why do TV shows today show so… much… vomit?! Liz and Sarah answer your burning questions on all things from Fantasy Island to reality TV to “practical pants.”  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Side Hustle School https://sidehustleschool.com/ Episode 123: How To Be A Happy Camper At Work With Audrey Monke https://happierinhollywood.com/episode123/ Bonus Episode: Parenting And Staying Positive During the COVID-19 Crisis https://happierinhollywood.com/bonuscovid19/ Episode 260: You Gotta Have Grit https://happierinhollywood.com/episode260/ FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/2230m 49s

Ep. 264: YAGNI—You Ain’t Gonna Need It!

Liz and Sarah have a new strategy: You Ain’t Gonna Need It! YAGNI—a tip from a listener—is helping Liz and Sarah think about work differently. One example? Not spending energy on projects before they’re done deals. In Take Two, listeners share times in their lives that give them the same feeling of euphoria that Liz and Sarah get from handing in the last script of the season. Then in HIH WFH they discuss the decision NOT to return to Puerto Rico and how working from home allows them to get MORE work done. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a handy gadget for summer adventures: the Heroclip® Mini. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Heroclip® Mini https://myheroclip.com/products/heroclip-mini?variant=29621301215297 FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/2227m 22s

Ep. 263: Euphoric Relief & The Queens of Cutting

Liz and Sarah have—knock on wood—finished writing Season Two of Fantasy Island! They discuss the euphoria they felt after turning in the last Studio/Network draft and share how they celebrated. What compares? Finishing a trial, the last day of school, giving birth… Next, in The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah dub themselves The Queens of Cutting! They reveal the tricks—removing couplets, focusing on concise thoughts—that helped them cut nineteen pages from the Season Two finale script. Then, in Take Two, more writers’ room lingo! What’s “first thought theater”? Does your writing have “a hat”? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a versatile way to carry your essentials: the Sherpani Soleil AT in Sterling. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Sherpani | Soleil AT in Sterling https://sherpani.com/collections/travel/products/soleil-at-3?variant=32510735056993 FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/2227m 3s

Ep. 262: Big News, Room Lingo, & Loops

Liz and Sarah have news—the Big Summer Fun of Fantasy Island is now Big Fall (Or Winter) Fun on FOX! They discuss getting the call and what the move to in-season means for the show. Spoiler alert—it’s good! Then, in The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah have acquired new writers’ room lingo! What’s a front porch? Back porch? How about funneling? Then, in HIH WFH, they share a wellness concern—the lack of the loop—and consider options to replace their former walks around studio lots. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack helps take the pressure off: you don’t HAVE to have the answer. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ DEADLINE | ‘Fantasy Island’ & ‘Lego Masters’ Move From Summer To In-Season At Fox https://deadline.com/2022/05/fantasy-island-lego-masters-from-move-summer-fox-inseason-1235024560/ TVLINE | Fantasy Island Delayed: Season 2 Bumped From Summer to Fall at Fox https://tvline.com/2022/05/16/fantasy-island-season-2-rescheduled-fall-2022-fox/ Mark Rutman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2843229/ Episode 212: Be A Boulder Pusher  https://happierinhollywood.com/episode212/ Cozy Earth https://cozyearth.com/collections/bedding Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/2228m 24s

Ep. 261: Senioritis & Sleeping While Stressed

This week, Liz and Sarah discuss wrapping the Writers’ Room for Season Two of Fantasy Island! Now they have Senioritis, but there’s still so much to do... They also announce that Season Two premieres Tuesday, May 31st at 9/8c on FOX—save the date! Then, in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah discuss strategies for getting good sleep while stressed—L-Theanine pills, a muslin blanket, bamboo sleep pants, podcasts, and more! Next, in The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about industries/disciplines that serve them as TV writers and showrunners. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will safeguard your valuables: a fireproof document box! Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ L-Theanine Pills https://www.healthline.com/health/l-theanine Muslin Comfort https://muslincomfort.com/ Gordon Lightfoot https://gordonlightfoot.com/ Magnesium https://www.sleepfoundation.org/magnesium NYT Wirecutter | The Best Fireproof Document Safe https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-fireproof-document-safe/ Honeywell’s 1114 Lightweight Fire and Waterproof Chest https://www.newegg.com/p/113-00KS-00001?nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-The+Wirecutter&AFFID=3249826&AFFNAME=The+Wirecutter&ACRID=1&ASUBID=AwEAAAAAAAAAAfXY&ASID=&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=3249826&ranSiteID=7m8EnekPF5E-BXR90drVebG8VxEsdZSQ3gGet in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/2225m 14s

Ep. 260: You Gotta Have Grit

This week, Liz and Sarah have a special guest co-host, friend of the pod and camp owner extraordinaire, Audrey Monke! The three deep dive into grit—how grit helps at work, growing your grit, and why stepping out of your comfort zone is key to gritty resilience. Then, in Take A Hike, EVERYTHING has been going wrong on Season Two of Fantasy Island. Liz and Sarah run through the problems—rain, COVID, food poisoning, no plane (no plane!)—and discuss how they look for the silver linings. Next, in Hits & Bombs, Audrey has a Hit for health checks and a Bomb for burning time and energy. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help kids and adults articulate their emotions: use the phrases “red zone” and “blue zone” to indicate you need a break from a conversation. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Hollywood Hates Cancer Charity Buzz Auction: Virtually Meet Writers/Showrunners Liz Craft & Sarah Fain https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/auction-virtually-meet-writers-showrunners-liz-craft-2389065?preview=1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editor_notify_specialist_email&utm_content=editor_notify_specialist_email+ID_3ad5df6c-ad97-4e26-b176-d34aaf433c2f&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Click%20here Audrey Monke https://twitter.com/audreymonke Gold Arrow Camp https://goldarrowcamp.com/ Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults by Audrey Monke https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/2237m 4s

Ep. 259: Back To Basics

What’s missing around your workspace? Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of having solid basics—Sarah needs a good chair, Liz needs pens! Then, in A Day In The Life, Liz and Sarah take listeners through a typical day of showrunning Season Two of Fantasy Island. From cut notes to COVID hurdles to delivering scripts on tight deadlines, this year has been all about staying nimble. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is earth-friendly (and easy!): the Lomi Kitchen Composter. LINKS Happier Podcast 95: Practice Mise-En-Place https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/podcast-95-mis-en-place/ Happier in Hollywood Episode 241: The Nimble Life https://happierinhollywood.com/episode241/ Lomi Kitchen Composter https://pela.earth/lomi Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/2227m 14s

Ep. 258: Dinner Parties and Slumber Parties!

This week, Liz and Sarah share wisdom gleaned from Twitter—specifically, insights for lower level writers from TV writer Jeane Wong. One piece of advice? Think of the writers room as a dinner party. Next, in Take A Hike, they recommend a tried and true tactic to make a deadline more fun—have a work slumber party! Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a Hit to Fantasy Island composer Genevieve Vincent and a Bomb to there being no direct flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a healthy treat for sun-deprived writers: keep Vitamin D gummies on your desk! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Jeane Wong IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2777027/ Jeane Wong Twitter https://twitter.com/jeanedevivre Jeane Wong Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jeanedevivre/ Genevieve Vincent IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2933205/ Nature’s Bounty Vitamin D Gummies https://www.naturesbounty.com/our-products/letter-vitamins/vitamin-d/vitamin-d-gummies/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/2228m 2s

Ep. 257: Momentum Matters

With three episodes left to break for Season Two of Fantasy Island, how do Liz and Sarah handle a morale killer? The short answer – they lean on their team and get to work. Then, in Take Two, Liz and Sarah revisit busy bragging. In Amplify, Liz shouts out the Netflix reality series, Deaf U, for both its unique look into Deaf culture and its soapy excellence. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you work smarter, not harder: use a mini leaf blower! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Deaf U https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13070478/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_3 Audible https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12771540/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_2 Greenworks 24-volt 320-CFM 90-MPH Handheld Cordless Electric Leaf Blower https://www.lowes.com/pd/Greenworks-Greenworks-24V-Axial-Blower-90-MPH-320-CFM-Battery-Not-Included-BL24B02/1003139730 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/2225m 29s

Ep. 256: Call In Reinforcements

In the thick of double days and double deadlines, Liz and Sarah call in reinforcements! They’ve added their good friend and TV writer Karine Rosenthal to the Fantasy Island S2 Writers’ Room. Liz and Sarah discuss delegating writing tasks so they can branch off to deliver documents and cuts and how fresh eyes later in the season really help! Then, in L v S, are Liz and Sarah guilty of “busy bragging”? Next, in The Craft (and Fain), they discuss how cutting extra words from scripts always makes them better. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is inspired by Sarah’s recent move: Get new dishes (or underwear)! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Karine Rosenthal https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1926243/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Farmhouse White Dinner Plates https://www.crateandbarrel.com/farmhouse-white-dinner-plate/s203766 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/2227m 26s

Ep. 255: Leaning Into A Lean Budget

Liz and Sarah share strategies for making a lean TV budget work and discuss putting them into action on Fantasy Island. At every stage of the process, there are ways to make smart adjustments—from keeping above-the-line costs down, to writing to locations, to shooting double up days, to accepting they’ll never have a recognizable needle drop. Limitations foster creativity…right?! Then, in HIH WFH, Liz and Sarah share their favorite technique for staying sane during all-day Zooms: schedule breaks. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you meet your next big deadline: book a hotel stay! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Episode 241: The Nimble Life https://happierinhollywood.com/episode241/ Episode 246: Take the Room & Fantasy Island Music Supervisor Melany Mitchell https://happierinhollywood.com/episode246/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/2227m 34s

Ep. 254: How To Be A Pro

What does it mean to be a professional? Liz and Sarah deep dive into what pros do differently. From how they communicate, to anticipating needs, to seeing the void and filling it—professionals make it easy to work with them. Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz gives hits to two TV shows—The Dropout and Dopesick—and a bomb to herself for (a lack of) home office organization. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will keep your supplements a simple spin away: get a Lazy Susan! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Kelly and Rose Boutique https://www.kellyandrose.com James Avery https://www.jamesavery.com The Dropout https://www.hulu.com/series/13988f84-f1c8-40dd-a73c-4e71ab4bbe63 Dopesick https://www.hulu.com/series/227de06a-d3d4-42e0-9df1-bb5495e1738d Lazy Susan - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia https://www.target.com/p/lazy-susan-hearth-hand-with-magnolia/-/A-82289605?preselect=54509247#lnk=sametab To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/2229m 9s

Ep. 253: Embrace The Suck & More Travel Hacks!

Liz and Sarah embrace the fact that sometimes things just suck. Sarah moved last weekend—and, yep, it sucked. But acknowledging the suck and not trying to put a spin on it somehow made it easier. In Take Two, Liz and Sarah share a supersized list of travel hacks from a former flight attendant. Small things—a white noise machine, smoothies, a pre-written checklist—can make your next trip, well, not suck! Then, in the Mailroom, they answer a question about whether or not Hollywood writers ever buy ideas from people outside the business. The short answer—no. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a conversation starter: create a wristscape. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Atlanta Meal Prep https://atlantamealprep.com Travelpro FlightCrew5 Crew Cooler https://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/11044?gclid=CjwKCAiAgvKQBhBbEiwAaPQw3O_hlZ_SpzDLfcThgDC_XhQwuoOUEOanbkOa1faFrLHqOzowYLKW4BoCGIwQAvD_BwE Ice Cold Pack Ohuhu Reusable Ice Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AADOZCU/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_8Y6VRKBC0DEEFXA8YM1M Energy Superfood Smoothie Blend https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/product/blendtopia-energy-superfood-smoothie-blend-7-oz-b07cc49t64 Sowtech Espresso Machine https://www.walmart.com/ip/126476128 Instacart https://www.instacart.com/ Uber Eats https://www.ubereats.com/ Poo Pourri https://pourri.com/ Seropy Clothes Drying Rack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09376ZTN2/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_4HHGZ3K24WSK01SJ09RN Source Naturals Wellness Formula https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GFPD10/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_SW68JRG47GYKTWH2M04V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Zinc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089TQDCJ6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_0Q2YFBZBWS06BTZDWGY7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/2226m 33s

Ep. 252: Money Matters & Tackling The Sunday Night Blues

How do creative people budget? Creatively! Liz and Sarah talk MONEY—and how to manage it—with financial coach Dylan Snowden. Dylan shares how his background in the arts informs his work today, common mistakes, and how to set yourself up for financial success. Then, in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah tackle the Sunday Night Blues. Listeners had lots of great suggestions—from planning a Sunday Spa, to meal prepping, to evening walks with friends. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your next potentially unpleasant hotel stay: change rooms! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Dylan Teaches Finance https://www.dylanteachesfinance.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/2236m 10s

Ep. 251: Re-entry, Crunch Time, & Compliments!

Liz and Sarah are back from Puerto Rico! They discuss how being on location can be a (busy!) break from reality and how they’re tackling re-entry to their lives in Los Angeles and Ojai. Then, in Take A Hike, it’s crunch time on Fantasy Island. Liz and Sarah explain what double days are—two crews shooting two episodes at the same time—and how they’re managing the pressure with breathing techniques, meal kits, and Corgis! Next, from the Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about how to figure out your pilot story—focus on character intros, story structure, conflict, and twists. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will brighten your day and someone else’s: pass on a compliment! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Box Breathing https://www.webmd.com/balance/what-is-box-breathing Gobble https://www.gobble.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/2229m 39s

Ep. 250: Our 250th Episode!

It’s the 250th episode of Happier In Hollywood! Liz and Sarah celebrate by recapping their twenty-five favorite topics featured on the podcast. From their very first Hollywood Hack—saying “fuck” in a meeting—to revelatory conversations with guests like Channing Dungey, Marcia Clark, Annie Duke, and more. Favorite pointers include “be an insulator,” the value of the “boulder pusher,” what to wear on Zoom, and asking: “Does this move the needle?” If you’ve been listening from the beginning, join Liz and Sarah as they look back; if you’re new here, this episode is a great place to start—and welcome! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Episode 248: Embrace A New Identity https://happierinhollywood.com/episode248/ Episode 27: Jenna Fischer Talks Party Crashing, Pottery Barn Tears, and Patience https://happierinhollywood.com/episode27/ The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224 Episode 69: Our Dream Guest! An Interview With ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey https://happierinhollywood.com/episode69/ Channing Dungey https://variety.com/exec/channing-dungey/ Bonus Episode: Liz and Sarah’s “American Beauties” Pitch https://happierinhollywood.com/bonus-episode-american-beauties-pitch/ Episode 47: “Live” From The Hollywood Forever Cemetery https://happierinhollywood.com/episode47/ Marcia Clark https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1133849/ The Fix https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/ Episode 144: What’s Your Personal “Canary In A Coal Mine?” https://happierinhollywood.com/episode144/ Episode 156: Dressing For Zoom Meetings With Emmy-Nominated Costume Designer Allyson Fanger https://happierinhollywood.com/episode156/ Episode 212: Be A Boulder Pusher https://happierinhollywood.com/episode212/ Episode 98: What’s Your Role In The Workplace? https://happierinhollywood.com/episode98/ Episode 147: Wrestling With Schrodinger’s Cat https://happierinhollywood.com/episode147/ Episode 179: The Strategy Of Decision Making With Annie Duke https://happierinhollywood.com/episode179/ Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Bets-Making-Smarter-Decisions/dp/0735216355 Episode 136: Down With Exclamation Points! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode136/ Episode 37: Sorry, Not Sorry! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode37/ Episode 107: Wish/Want/Walk Negotiation With Entertainment Attorney Michael Donaldson https://happierinhollywood.com/episode107/ Episode 214: Be An Insulator https://happierinhollywood.com/episode214/ Episode 92: Ask Yourself: Does This Move The Needle? https://happierinhollywood.com/episode92/ Episode 209: Sometimes It’s Not A Fun Job, And We Don’t Enjoy It https://happierinhollywood.com/episode209/ Episode 1: Picking A New Work Mantra https://happierinhollywood.com/episode1/ Episode 42: We Want Volunteers, Not Recruits! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode42/ Episode 5: Release The Banana! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode5/ Ep. 242: What Would Dolly Do 2022! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode242/ Episode 4: What’s Your Story? https://happierinhollywood.com/episode4/ Episode 80: Power Down After Production! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode80/ Episode 20: Liz and Sarah Take On Office Birthdays https://happierinhollywood.com/episode20/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/2234m 6s

Ep. 249: HIH WFH—Work From… Hotel!

Liz and Sarah discuss how taking a moment to add a personal touch to your work can make a big impact. One example? The necessities-filled beach bags that Fantasy Island production had waiting for them in their hotel rooms. Next, now that Liz and Sarah are back in Puerto Rico for Season Two, they assess what they REALLY need to WFH—Work From… Hotel! At the top of the list—free breakfast, a coffee maker, and good WiFi. Then, in The Craft (and Fain), they talk about Story vs. Moves—what the difference is between the two, and how one makes for great TV, the other not so much. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a portable, compact snack that’ll ease your mind while traveling—protein bars! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Fiber One Bars https://www.fiberone.com/ NuGo Bars https://www.nugonutrition.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/2228m 34s

Ep. 248: Embrace A New Identity

TV writers wear many hats, and it’s important for writers of all levels to have the chance to wear them. Liz and Sarah share how getting to do ALL parts of the job early on in their career helped them learn how to run a show, and how offering the same opportunities they received makes the job more fulfilling for everyone. Next, in Take A Hike, Liz has some news of the four-legged variety—Nacho the Corgi now has a sister, Daisy! Liz and Sarah discuss how embracing a new identity is both freeing and exhilarating. In Take Two, they reveal listeners’ reactions to their scripted pandemic podcast idea—it’s a fairly even split! Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will light up your space in style: a personalized LED sign. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Pembroke Welsh Corgi https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/pembroke-welsh-corgi/ Custom LED Neon Sign https://www.etsy.com/listing/711418250/custom-led-neon-sign-neon-sign-light-for?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=custom+led+signs+for+wall&ref=sc_gallery-1-11&pro=1&frs=1&sts=1&listing_id=711418250&listing_slug=custom-led-neon-sign-neon-sign-light-for&plkey=a9b5803fb8989425ca97309115169292155fb8bd%3A711418250 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/2226m 24s

Ep. 247: The Power Of Positive Feedback

A kind word goes a long way! As Season Two of Fantasy Island takes shape, Liz and Sarah discuss how getting positive feedback on their work energizes them to work even harder – and it makes it easier to take criticism. In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a mutual Hit to their assistant, Lauren, for her help with the podcast, and they give a mutual Bomb to meetings that should be emails. Sarah also gives a Hit to Liz for a recent morale boosting visit, and a Bomb to her time in Ojai. Liz gives a Hit to Sarah for remaining creatively present at work despite everything on her plate, and she gives a Bomb to herself for not even remembering what she’s supposed to be doing to be healthier in 2022. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you layer your necklaces: the Triple Layering Clasp from Necklet. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS PB Comfort Roll Arm Slipcovered Sleeper Sofa With Memory Foam Mattress https://www.potterybarn.com/products/pb-comfort-slipcovered-sleeper-sofa/?pkey=s~sleeper%20sofa~186 Wilding Wallbeds https://www.wallbedsbywilding.com/ Lauren Conoscenti https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/ I Survived Another Meeting Mug https://www.amazon.com/survived-another-meeting-should-email/dp/B01NCTTSS6 Necklet Triple Layering Clasp https://www.nordstrom.com/s/necklet-triple-layering-clasp/5970946?color=GOLD&mrkgadid=3313967735&mrkgcl=760&mrkgen=gpla&mrkgbflag=0&mrkgcat=&utm_content=9383363633&utm_term=pla-321248633732&utm_channel=low_nd_shopping_standard&sp_source=google&sp_campaign=645528200&adpos=&creative=57185734913&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&acctid=21700000001689570&dskeywordid=92700049880166076&lid=92700049880166076&ds_s_kwgid=58700005465914264&ds_s_inventory_feed_id=97700000007631122&dsproductgroupid=321248633732&product_id=36391749&merchid=1243147&prodctry=US&prodlang=en&channel=online&storeid=&locationid=9030966&targetid=pla-321248633732&campaignid=645528200&adgroupid=9383363633&gclid=CjwKCAiA3L6PBhBvEiwAINlJ9LKM-M0mdndBKDjKuLEYMfdgE3JHy1WHVKzFD9TmJe7BKqUSH4AYtBoC0wQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/2228m 5s

Ep. 246: Take The Room & Fantasy Island Music Supervisor Melany Mitchell

Do you have a room in your home that’s reserved for guests? Liz and Sarah discuss the merits of staking a claim and taking up space. Then, in Hollywood Jobs, they talk with Fantasy Island’s Music Supervisor Melany Mitchell about how she became a Music Supervisor, what the job entails, and how she transports audiences through music, all while working with a lean budget. Next, in Amplify, Sarah shares a new favorite cookbook — Nom Nom Paleo Let’s Go! Simple Feasts & Healthy Eats by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a great gift idea that will help you help others: the Changing The Present Charitable Gift Card. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Melany Mitchell https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2903260/ What Is a Music Supervisor? Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of a Hollywood Music Supervisor https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-a-music-supervisor#what-are-the-responsibilities-of-a-music-supervisor Nom Nom Paleo Let’s Go! Simple Feasts & Healthy Eats by Michelle Tam & Henry Fong https://nomnompaleo.com/letsgocookbook Changing The Present Charitable Gift Card https://changingthepresent.org/products/charitable-gift-card-digital To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/2230m 0s

Ep. 245: Miracles, Imposters, & Wordle!

Movie – and TV! – magic means making miracles happen each day, but sometimes those miracles aren’t enough. Liz and Sarah reflect on a remark from famed cinematographer Dante Spinotti that resonates with their current work on Fantasy Island. Then, in Take A Hike, they talk about the daily joy that’s sweeping the internet – Wordle! Next, in Amplify, Liz recommends a podcast that takes listeners on the twisty journey of one woman’s relationship with a conman – Imposters: The Commander hosted by Abby Ellin. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is bloody important: know your blood type! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Dante Spinotti https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005883/ Women’s Murder Club  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0955353/ Brett Ratner https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0711840/ Scott Winant https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934525/ Wordle https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ The Washington Post | Opinion: Why Wordle is the perfect game for the moment https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/01/13/wordle-perfect-pandemic-game-together/ Imposters: The Commander https://open.spotify.com/show/35nG81iVW9kbfMkMXkTym6 Duped by Abby Ellin https://www.amazon.com/Duped-Double-Identities-Almost-Married/dp/1610398009 Happier with Gretchen Rubin | Podcast 205: An Interview about False Identities with Abby Ellin https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/205-a-talk-with-abby-ellin Eldoncard Blood Type Test https://www.amazon.com/Eldoncard-Blood-Type-Test-Complete/dp/B00JFTSPMW/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/2226m 9s

Ep. 244: Working Weekends & Trying Versus Doing

Liz and Sarah have a confession to make — despite swearing Season Two of Fantasy Island will be different, they’re already working weekends. Arg! Then, in their new HIH WFH (Happier In Hollywood Work From Home) segment, they explain how the Writers’ Room is breaking story remotely using WritersRoom Pro®. Next, in Take A Hike, Sarah has an “ah ha” therapy moment about the difference between trying and doing. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack tackles time management: set aside ten minutes to do online research for every hour of writing. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS WritersRoom Pro® https://www.writersroompro.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/2229m 57s

Ep. 243: Liz & Sarah Answer Listener Questions!

Liz and Sarah open the floor to listener questions! Hot topics include: parenting, chickens, Corgis, and more! How do Liz and Sarah know if a story has “legs”? What financial advice do they have for a career in Hollywood? And between it all, do Liz and Sarah actually sleep? Lastly, this week’s Hollywood Hack gives you ergonomic support in your car or home: BackJoy’s SitSmart Core Traction Back Support. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: BackJoy’s SitSmart Core Traction Back Support in Black https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/sitsmart-core-traction-back-support-in-black/5379142 The Necklace by Matt Witten https://www.amazon.com/Necklace-Matt-Witten/dp/1608094588 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/2231m 5s

Ep. 242: What Would Dolly Do 2022!

Liz and Sarah reveal their team motto for the new year — What Would Dolly Do 2022! Their goal is to harness Dolly Parton’s spirit of strength, fun, and goodness. They also plan to wear more eye shadow. In Take A Hike, they each make a commitment to make one change for their mental health and one change for their physical health in 2022. Sarah is going to cut down on scrolling and increase how much she’s hiking each week. Liz is going to read more novels and lower her A1c. They’ve also got 2021 Hits & Bombs. Hits go to the vaccine, Season Two of Fantasy Island, and making the best of a bad pandemic. Bombs go to the Covid variants, failing at Christmas, and holding on to the Covid 19 pounds. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Liz’s niece Eliza: When evaluating a new job opportunity, ask yourself if it meets at least one of these criteria — is it fun, meaningful, or does it offer a steep learning curve.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Charlie Podrebarac: https://www.gocomics.com/cowtown Dolly Parton: https://dollyparton.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/12/2131m 6s

Ep. 241: The Nimble Life

Liz and Sarah discuss the necessity of staying nimble as they write and produce Season Two of Fantasy Island. “Lean TV” requires a lot of juggling! Then, in Amplify, Liz talks about her new favorite show, The Sex Lives of College Girls. Next, they introduce a brand new segment – HIH WFH (Happier In Hollywood Work From Home) – and reveal a strategy to protect important work time when there’s a lot going on at home. This week’s Hollywood Hack will keep your feet warm this winter: Brooklinen socks. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS The Sex Lives of College Girls https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11212276/ Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Podcast https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ Brooklinen Socks https://www.brooklinen.com/collections/slippers-socks To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/2125m 29s

Ep. 240: Be The Calm In The Storm

Let’s face it— sometimes things go wrong. Liz and Sarah discuss how when they had to manage a recent snafu, they took a lesson in leadership from Captain Lee on Bravo’s Below Deck: STAY CALM. Then, in Take A Hike, Nacho saves the day! Liz and Sarah share the mental health benefits of actively transitioning between Work and Not Work… and how a certain Corgi puppy helps. Next Liz and Sarah answer a Mailroom question about getting laid off. (Spoiler alert— it happens to everyone.) Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: virtual bulletin boards! P.S. Set those reminders— our two-hour Fantasy Island holiday special airs December 21st on FOX! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Bravo’s Below Deck https://www.bravotv.com/below-deck Trello https://trello.com/ Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/2128m 8s

Ep. 239: The New Normal?

Now that we’re all (sort of) heading back to work after the pandemic, what does “the new normal” look like? Liz and Sarah discuss the pros and cons of a hybrid work environment. Pro: less snacking. Con: fewer jobs for support staff. Then Liz and Sarah respond to a Mailroom comment about how taking a leap into the unknown can lead one down unexpected paths… and to surprising success. Next, in Take A Hike, Sarah reveals she’s been talking to a therapist again and encourages Liz to do the same. Finally, you can use this week’s Hollywood Hack while you Zoom, and it’s great for tired feet: Shiatsu Air 2.0 Foot Massager with Heat. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: TENCEL™ Lyocell Jumpsuit | Gap https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=724231 Shiatsu Air 2.0 Foot Massager with Heat https://www.homedics.com/shiatsu-air-2-0-foot-massager-with-heat/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/2130m 35s

C13Features Presents: Ghostwriter, Starring Kate Mara and Adam Scott

In this C13Features podcast movie presentation of Ghostwriter, Kate Mara and Adam Scott star in a psychological thriller about a former journalist who reluctantly accepts a job ghostwriting a new murder mystery novel for an eccentric billionaire. Kate Michaels has been living a solitary life after a traumatic experience, but after pressure from her rational agent and candid best friend, she begrudgingly concedes that she needs the work. As she collaborates with the enigmatic James Webber on the project, she finds herself growing dependent on him and starts to suspect that something is wrong…deeply wrong. Will Kate be able to trust herself with James’ story, or even her own voice? Grab some popcorn, and get lost in your imagination in this gripping and suspenseful podcast movie experience, Ghostwriter, from C13Features.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/212m 59s

Ep. 238: Liz Washes Away Guilt with a Sound Bath

Liz shares that while both she and Sarah embraced gratitude over Thanksgiving, Liz also felt another “g” emotion… guilt! Turns out it’s hard to enjoy a few days off when so much work looms on the horizon. One solution? Remember that relaxing now leads to more productivity later. Then, in L v. S (Liz versus Sarah), they debate the merits of sound baths. Liz finds a sound bath more soothing than a massage — Sarah can’t stand the high-pitched tone of singing bowls. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack could be life altering: When looking for a mentor, choose someone whose life you like. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: More Than You Can Handle by Miguel Sancho: https://www.amazon.com/More-Than-You-Can-Handle/dp/0593085914 What Are Sound Baths? https://www.verywellmind.com/what-are-sound-baths-4783501 Singing Bowls: https://himalayanbowls.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtJeNBhCVARIsANJUJ2HhCDD-dfPCfJr4YHomvgcXyFTNHK_ruJbr3wac0MIMSCB_IDgTT9caAgJnEALw_wcB To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/2127m 29s

Ep. 237: Liz & Sarah Set Boundaries!

As Liz and Sarah begin writing Season Two of Fantasy Island, they’re determined to maintain work boundaries — at least for as long as they possibly can. One strategy? Wait to answer non-urgent emails. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question about how to transition from unscripted to scripted television. Then Liz and Sarah talk to their brand new assistant, Lauren Conoscenti, about how her attitude toward her job garnered Lauren the best recommendations from her former bosses that Liz and Sarah have ever received. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is inspired by Happier With Gretchen Rubin guest Larry Smith: Write a six word gratitude memoir.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Lauren Conoscenti: https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/ Six Word Memoirs: https://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/author/larry-smith/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/2131m 1s

Ep. 236: What Kind Of Decision Maker Are You?

Liz and Sarah analyze different kinds of decision making. Do you follow your gut? Take the path of least resistance? Make decisions by committee? Then, in From The Outer Office, they talk to their former assistant and current Executive Story Editor on Season Two of Fantasy Island, Brook Sitgraves Turner, about what it’s like to climb the Writers Room ladder. Her advice? Take an improv class. Brook also provides this week’s Hollywood Hack: Keep a blanket in your car. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Annie Duke: https://www.annieduke.com/books/ Brook Sitgraves Turner: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8223801/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/2126m 3s

Ep. 235: Liz & Sarah Celebrate Season Two of Fantasy Island!

Liz and Sarah share HUGE news! There will be a Season Two of Fantasy Island! Now that they’ve accomplished this major goal, what’s next? They’re setting their sights on making it to one hundred episodes. Or maybe seventy-five... In Hits & Bombs, they give a big Hit to two colleagues — Marie Jacobson and Ray Ricord of Sony Gemstone — for being such cheerleaders. They also give a Bomb to the bureaucratic hell that kept them from starting the writers room when they wanted to. This week, Liz and Sarah have two Hollywood Hacks. The first is a hiring hack: When you’re up for a job, ask former employers to send unsolicited praise to the people who might hire you. The second Hollywood Hack might keep you out of hot water: Instead of texting sensitive information, write it in a Google doc, then delete. Finally, Sarah had a Halloween Celebrity Sighting — singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Fantasy Island Season Two: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/fantasy-island-renewed-season-2-fox-1235105324/ https://deadline.com/2021/11/fantasy-island-renewed-season-2-fox-1234868293/ Marie Jacobson: https://www.thewrap.com/sony-pictures-television-names-marie-jacobson-head-of-new-indie-feature-film-style-production-unit/ Ray Ricord: https://deadline.com/2020/01/sony-tvs-gemstone-studios-ray-ricord-svp-development-replacing-kathryn-busby-1202838600/ Lisa Loeb: https://www.lisaloeb.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/2127m 1s

Ep. 234: Hike Versus Sprint (And Liz Has Big News)

Season One of Fantasy Island was a sprint that left Liz and Sarah flat on the ground. As they look ahead to a possible Season Two, they discuss how to have their work life resemble a hike instead. Yes, it will be arduous, but they also want to enjoy the view. Then Liz answers a Mailroom question about her name. In a special L v. S (Liz versus Sarah), Liz announces that she has a new puppy — a Corgi named Nacho! And she concedes that Sarah has been right all along. Pets do make a person happier! Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your work communication dramatically: use clear email headers. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Pembroke Welsh Corgi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke_Welsh_Corgi To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/2126m 23s

Ep. 233: Embracing Hiatus Mode

With Season Two of Fantasy Island  still up in the air, Liz and Sarah have decided to embrace Hiatus Mode! What does that mean? Going to their favorite hiatus restaurants (including Benihana), taking short trips to see friends, and — for Sarah — getting out her spinning wheel. In Take Two, they have MORE great gifts ideas for this holiday season. Thanks, Listeners, for all the suggestions! One popular Item? Salt! Then Liz and Sarah amplify the new season of a podcast that anyone who aspires to be in the entertainment business should listen to — the Catch A Break Podcast. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help keep your car tidy: the Epauto Waterproof Car Trashcan. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Benihana: https://www.benihana.com/reservations/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHuy7wet4TO56cP7LaF0mrQ0mBfqNgvzLMBvWrWqreZwD1-cGt7pWAaAodFEALw_wcB Momofuku Seasoned Salts: https://shop.momofuku.com/products/seasoned-salts Magic Unicorn Sea Salt: https://shop.beautifulbrinysea.com/products/magic-unicorn Penzeys Spices: https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/shallot-pepper-seasoning/c-24/p-453/pd-s Pottery Barn Faux Fur Ruched Throw: https://www.potterybarn.com/products/faux-fur-channel-throw/?catalogId=84&sku=4832675&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Pillows%20%26%20Decor%20%3E%20Throws&region_id=669090&cm_ite=4832675&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHePJ4RMuDwg6YgzKG7KO6Hk1VnuKs3GjaZCUuMPNF_GCUMiIVtLAcaAvDfEALw_wcB Ipsy: https://www.ipsy.com/?sid=GB_Google-Branded_Web_New_US_NonBrnd&cid=ad_494636285500_keyword_ipsy_000623_20200930&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cFl_-9WvlnPYbyltIYL0MkdXmm6zVPqZLVPe67vn2_oHcfG_aLhrwUaAs8wEALw_wcB Ember coffee mug: https://ember.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHX9vJBSkuXOLkhrdWFuGxOBQz5NHCdx1lub-xiytGaPM5svmGX9N4aArpEEALw_wcB Tony’s tiny chocolates: https://tonyschocolonely.com/us/en/chocoshop/products/tiny-tonys John Kelly Chocolates: https://www.johnkellychocolates.com/ Social Goods 1973 T-shirt: https://www.social-goods.com/products/1973-retro-activist-tee-black?variant=20344701714486&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cFgvI66PYgfgCzbW7di-Mx8D2b1RrcyCpViyfEslKJgfPi8rFEdYIsaAmN9EALw_wcB Homeboy Bakery: https://homeboyindustries.org/social-enterprises/bakery/ Cookies For Kids Cancer: https://cookiesforkidscancer.org/ Catch A Break Podcast: https://www.catchabreakpodcast.com/ Epauto Waterproof Car Trashcan: https://www.amazon.com/EPAuto-Car-Trash-Storage-Pockets/dp/B07HYJ2YHN/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3V3C88108YZTX&dchild=1&keywords=epauto%2Bwaterproof%2Bcar%2Btrash%2Bcan&qid=1635354355&sprefix=Epauto%2Caps%2C244&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExVDFMVllTNEtISjBIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDEyNzU1M1FVV0JINjJBWVhCSyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTc0ODU1M084MlFVSjRTUFpXUSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/2125m 41s

Ep. 232: Sliding Doors & Sarah Gets Chickens

Liz and Sarah discuss how their immediate future resembles the 1998 movie Sliding Doors. There’s one reality if Fantasy Island gets picked up for Season Two, and a totally different reality if it doesn’t. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares how she’s using meditation to help her get through this stressful time. Her favorite tool? The Ten Percent Happier app from Dan Harris. Plus, she got chickens! So Ojai. This week’s Hollywood Hack turns any gathering into a special event: rent a photo booth. Finally, Celebrity Sightings are back! This week Liz and Sarah spotted comedian Fortune Feimster at Kiwami.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Happier With Gretchen Rubin bonus episode on Sarah’s move to Ojai: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vaGFwcGllcg/episode/N2VmZWUzM2EtMjYwZi0xMWVjLTkxNjMtMTM1ZDRlMjVlNzM3?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwiTm_O2k9fzAhU4ITQIHVqoB-wQieUEegQIChAI&ep=6 Sliding Doors trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkEX_EqBeq8 Fantasy Island “Twice in a Lifetime” full episode: https://www.fox.com/watch/7bc83da1b946171624ce254de5470a88/ Ten Percent Happier: https://www.tenpercent.com/ Meditation Mount in Ojai: https://meditationmount.org/ Fortune Feimster: https://www.fortunefeimster.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/2127m 2s

Ep. 231: Hollywood Holiday Gift Guide!

It’s not even Halloween yet, but Liz and Sarah are looking ahead to the holidays. Between supply chain problems and slow delivery, they’re shopping NOW! And they’ve got lots of great gift ideas. Need to buy for a colleague? They suggest a personalized Yeti rambler cup or a face mask chain from CandiceBDesigns on Etsy. Have a Happier lover in your life? Get a To Do Tackle Box from Gretchen Rubin. Liz and Sarah’s favorite gift this year? Smiley Face Slippers! Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Happy Home Slippers from Yellow The Label: https://yllwthelabel.com/collections/accessories/products/happy-home-slippers-sherbert-preorder Note To Self socks: https://www.notestoself.com/ CandiceBDesigns mask chains: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandiceBDesigns?ref=shop_sugg Corkcicle coffee mugs: https://corkcicle.com/collections/luxe-collection?collection=type-coffee-mug&product=6732983926872&variant=39576332107864 Yeti rambler cup: https://www.yeti.com/en_US/drinkware/tumblers/20oz/21071500665.html Earthwell drinkware: https://earthwell.com/ Timbuk2 Custom Classic Messenger Bag: https://www.timbuk2.com/pages/customizer#/product/18-custom-classic-messenger-bag/size/4/customize Baggu: https://baggu.com/collections/cross-body-bags Bandolier: https://www.bandolierstyle.com/ Poche bag from Clare V: https://www.clarev.com/products/poche-black-rustic Patagonia Black Hole: https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-black-hole-pack-23-liters/49255.html?dwvar_49255_color=PLGY&cgid=luggage-black-hole-bags-backpacks Away Packable Sling bag: https://www.awaytravel.com/travel-bags/packable-sling-bag?color=cayenne Pop It fidget toys for kids: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092LQ1ZZG/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&aaxitk=fecc1c9b7d40c9983de2345940a85002&hsa_cr_id=5915633690601&pd_rd_plhdr=t&pd_rd_r=72c1850c-0124-4e9e-81c6-db95f76be8d0&pd_rd_w=Dz8tW&pd_rd_wg=AMSHz&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_mcd_asin_0_img King Arthur Sourdough Starter and Classic Crock Set: https://shop.kingarthurbaking.com/items/fresh-sourdough-starter-and-classic-crock-set Moxi Roller Skates: https://www.moxiskates.com/products/lolly-roller-skates-clementine?variant=31945332457574 Three to four hundred dollars.  The Tackle Box: https://the-happiness-project.com/products/the-tackle-box Memento Keepsake Journal: https://the-happiness-project.com/products/memento-keepsake-journal On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King: https://www.amazon.com/On-Writing-Stephen-King-audiobook/dp/B0000547HM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2JSR1RWSLBCY1&dchild=1&keywords=on+writing+stephen+king&qid=1634071615&s=books&sr=1-1 The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer: https://www.amazon.com/The-Actors-Life-Jenna-Fischer-audiobook/dp/B078JLHPPT/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Jenna+fisher&qid=1634071665&s=audible&sr=1-1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/2135m 30s

Ep. 230: What Five Things Do You Want To Be Known For?

Liz and Sarah discuss a question put forth by their favorite author consultant, Crystal Ellefsen — what five things do they want to be known for? First on the list — writing interesting, complex female characters. Then they Amplify Dichos, an hilarious new web series from Fantasy Island Season One writer Mary Angelica Molina. This week’s Hollywood Hack is for the overbuyers out there: If you feel the need to buy something, buy a holiday gift. Finally, Sarah had her first Celebrity Sighting in Ojai. She saw Jason Segel walking into town.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com LINKS: Crystal Ellefsen: https://crystalellefsen.com/ Consulting For Authors: https://consultingforauthors.com/ Mary Angelica Molina: https://www.maryangelicamolina.com/ Dichos: https://www.dichosdichos.com/ Jason Segel: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0781981/Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/2124m 19s

Ep. 229: The Waiting Game

Liz and Sarah are anxiously waiting to find out if there’s a future for Fantasy Island. They reveal one way they’re handling the stress — working on the network pitch for Season Two! In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives Sarah a Hit for how she’s dealing with the social slog in her new hometown of Ojai. And after watching the new Amazon docuseries LuLaRich, they both give a big Bomb to MLM’S — multilevel marketing companies. Liz even pledges to give up her beloved MLM skincare products. Then they answer a Mailbag question about the Fantasy Island logo — why is the “A” upside down? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a pro tip that took Liz and Sarah years to learn: Repeat after them.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: LuLaRich trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJgkwIHp1pc Life After MLM podcast hosted by Roberta Blevins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr8VrNAbpWE To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/2128m 2s

Ep. 228: Resetting, Reframing, & The Finale

Liz and Sarah reveal what’s most pressing in their work psyches this week — nothing! As Season One of Fantasy Island comes to an end, they are making a conscious effort to take a mental break from the show. In Take Two, they revisit their post Puerto Rico reset plans. Did Sarah find good hiking trails in Ojai? Has Liz stopped eating after 10PM? Have they both managed to focus on their friendship? Then, in Take A Hike, Sarah discusses her recent decision to reframe certain big expenses — an insight which led Liz to feel better about the money she’s spending on making a will. Liz and Sarah also go Behind The Episode, discussing the Fantasy Island season finale, “Dia De Los Vivos,” which was written by Liz’s husband, Adam Fierro, and guest-stars the always fabulous Leslie Jordan. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack makes a great business gift, especially for somebody who spends a lot of time on sets: the Kinetic Sling Crossbody Bag from Athleta. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Liz and Sarah on the podcast Screaming Into The Hollywood Abyss: https://www.hollywoodabyss.com/fantasyisland/ Leslie Jordan talks about Fantasy Island: https://www.tvinsider.com/1014281/fantasy-island-leslie-jordan-guest-star/ Adam Fierro: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1469826/ Rachel Raimist: https://www.rachelmakesmovies.com/ Kinetic Sling Crossbody Bag from Athleta: https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=656734042&vid=1&tid=atpl000001&kwid=1&ap=7&gclid=CjwKCAjwhaaKBhBcEiwA8acsHGdVS5qMtNBv_q_C6GxZnYivx6Y5DVuxU6sMtfaF68uH_Y6MfrfAtxoCIewQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/2129m 37s

Ep. 227: The Power Of A POV

Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of having a point of view at work. Your boss might not always agree with you, but that’s ok! In Behind The Episode, they talk about two episodes of Fantasy Island: “The Big Five Oh” and “The Romance & The Bromance.” One exciting detail? The casting! These episodes feature a Melrose Place reunion and an appearance by Roselyn Sanchez’s husband — Eric Winter! Then, in Amplify, Liz shares a must-see documentary — LFG — about the US Women’s Soccer Team’s fight for equity and fair pay. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack comes straight from Sarah’s move to a new house: Keep a stain stick wherever you undress.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Melrose Place: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose_Place Josie Bissett: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0084327/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Daphne Zuniga: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001879/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Laura Leighton: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0500359/ Eric Winter: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935721/ LFG: https://www.hbomax.com/grw-lfg?utm_id=sa%7C71700000084305879%7C58700007147538124%7Cp64270085257&gclid=Cj0KCQjwkIGKBhCxARIsAINMioI2l-FxpdI6UNiptVTYrdE2tWaJ9REXgyQcevX0dU511Suw7v29LLEaApJ8EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds OxiClean Gel Stick: https://www.amazon.com/OxiClean-Max-Force-Gel-Stick/dp/B01LZ6FGEJ/ref=asc_df_B01LZ6FGEJ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=216562595669&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10386070353569560999&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031185&hvtargid=pla-350191202093&psc=1 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/2126m 41s

Ep. 226: Expect the Worst, Prepare for the Best!

As the school year begins, Liz and Sarah take a cue from Violet's first day at her new school: Expect the worst, prepare for the best. It’s the opposite of the conventional wisdom, but it works! Then they answer a question from a listener who wants to know if their motto — It’s a fun job, and we enjoy it — still applies when it’s NOT a fun job. The answer? Yes! Next, they go behind the scenes on this week's Fantasy Island episode, "Twice in a Lifetime." Finally, they share a Hollywood Hack inspired by their fellow TV writer Bill Krebs: Give someone a Cameo.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  The Dropout Podcast: https://abcaudio.com/podcasts/the-dropout/ Chef Kiko Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/kikolorran To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/2126m 44s

Ep. 225: The Art of the Podcast

Liz and Sarah aren’t just TV writers — they’re podcasters! This week they discuss how they make Happier In Hollywood, and what elements they think are necessary for a good podcast. One rule? No aimless banter! In Behind The Episode, they talk about the Fantasy Island episode, “Once Upon a Time in Havana.” Then, in The Mailroom, they answer a listener question related to their “fun job” motto. How can a job be fun and not fun at the same time? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack applies to everyone everywhere: Go as yourself.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Fantasy Island: https://www.fox.com/watch/c0b51c22e9bef93018c013b6668b5cbe/ He Said, Ella Dijo: "Opposites Attract with Odette and Dave Annable": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/opposites-attract-with-odette-and-dave-annable/id1485461547?i=1000532111140 Kristen Meinzer's So You Want to Start a Podcast: https://www.amazon.com/You-Want-Start-Podcast-Community/dp/0062936670/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Kristen+Meinzer&qid=1630087966&sr=8-2 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/2131m 16s

Ep. 224: The In-Between Time (And a Brand New Fantasy Island Segment!)

Liz and Sarah discuss what they call, "the in-between time—“ Fantasy Island has premiered, but will there be a second season? Or not? The numbers (overnights, L3s, L7s, etc.) trickle in, but what do they mean? When will the future be clearer? No idea! Then they discuss the importance of asking for what you need. Both Liz and Sarah had to do this recently… and it made a HUGE difference. They also debut a brand new segment: Behind the Episode, in which they go behind-the-scenes of the Fantasy Island episode that aired that week. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is perfect for this particular pandemic moment: iPic theaters. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/2132m 11s

Ep. 223: Writing Is Easier Than Not Writing (And The Premiere of Fantasy Island!)

After months of work (and stress) it happened — the premiere of Fantasy Island on FOX! Liz and Sarah discuss the press coverage, the presence of an Evil Donut Bringer in the pilot, and what Liz's sister-in-law, Olivia, thought about the character (loosely) inspired by her. Then it’s time for a Take a Hike double-feature! In the first, they talk about why writing is easier than... well, not writing. In the second, Sarah shares why her recent (very public) fall off of a piece of playground equipment was not necessarily a bad thing. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack makes a fun and affordable gift: personalized pillows.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: New York Times: 'Fantasy Island' Returns, Now With a Ms. Roarke: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/arts/television/fantasy-island-returns-roselyn-sanchez.html AV Club: Review: New Fantasy Island Reboot Offers Deep Desires, Planes, and Plenty of Smiles: https://www.avclub.com/new-fantasy-island-reboot-offers-deep-desires-planes-1847427369 Kansas City Star: These Kansas Citians Grew Up Loving 'Fantasy Island.' Now They've Made the Reboot: https://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article253005263.html TV Insider: 'Fantasy Island': Roselyn Sanchez on the 'Honor' of Becoming a Roarke: https://www.tvinsider.com/1006336/fantasy-island-sequel-series-fox-roselyn-sanchez-elena-roarke/amp/ PrimeTimer: Fantasy Island is Back, and It's In Good Hands: https://www.primetimer.com/barnhart/welcome-back-fantasy-island Cannabis Life Network: Fantasy Island + Grasslands Sativa: https://cannabislifenetwork.com/fantasy-island/ Olivia Fierro Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviafierro/?hl=en Personalized Pillows: https://www.allaboutvibe.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/2129m 54s

Ep. 222: Prepping For Press & Braving Reviews

As Liz and Sarah gear up for the premiere of Fantasy Island, they‘re doing a lot of press — which can be daunting. But they have a plan of action! Knowing what they want to say and remembering to express their passion are key. In Take a Hike, they reveal how they’re mentally preparing for the Fantasy Island reviews. It’s never easy! In Hits and Bombs, they give BOTH to the same thing — the cancelation of the Fantasy Island premiere party. (Yes, Covid strikes again.) This week's Hollywood Hack will be useful to anyone who doesn’t want to put something in writing: Set voice memos to delete after two minutes. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/2129m 25s

Ep. 221: Deciding NOT To Work

Liz and Sarah discuss their decision not to make work for themselves during their upcoming downtime. Instead, they’re going to focus on recuperating from an intense work schedule. Then, in Take A Hike, they reveal how they’re each commemorating Season One of Fantasy Island. Liz bought herself a necklace, and Sarah ordered her dream spinning wheel! Next, in their new Amplify segment, they talk about Deborah Copaken's new memoir, LADYPARTS. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you stand out at work : Have a Mary Poppins bag.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com LINKS: Liz’s necklace from Monica Rich Kosann: https://www.monicarichkosann.com/ Sarah’s dream spinning wheel: https://www.schachtspindle.com/product/matchless-spinning-wheel/ Ladyparts: A Memoir: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/608181/ladyparts-by-deborah-copaken/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/2129m 33s

Ep. 220: Senioritis!

As they near the end of production, Liz and Sarah talk about their bad case of senioritis: the writing is done, shooting is almost done, but there’s still work left to do! How do they stay focused? In Take a Hike, they reveal how they’re challenging themselves to use this time of transition as a fresh start. Then Liz and Sarah give themselves a zip lining Hit and a behind-the-scenes photos Bomb. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will make your tasty treats a little bit healthier: the Breville Air Fryer.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Breville Air Fryer:  https://www.breville.com/us/en/products/ovens/bov900.html To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/2124m 21s

Ep. 219: Climb The Wall And Enjoy The View

Liz and Sarah talk about hitting the wall — and then climbing on top of it to enjoy the view. They’ve accomplished a lot in the last few months! In Take a Hike, Sarah allows herself a moment to focus on her mental health with words of wisdom from her friend and real estate agent, Victoria Massengale: “You’re allowed to have normal human emotions.” In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah share their philosophy when it comes to giving and receiving notes. The psychic burden is quite different between the two! This week's Hollywood Hack is a way to beat the heat in hot locations: Carry a fan. LINKS:  Salutto Fan: amazon.com/Salutto-Beautiful-Fabric-Printed-Black/dp/B01J7N6JT6 Victoria Massengale Instagram: @victoriaandmichael Michelle Ortiz Nieves Instagram: @MIORNI Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/2121m 37s

Ep. 218: A Summer Listener Questions Episode!

It's time for the Summer Listener Questions episode! Who does the music on a show? How did the current reboot of Fantasy Island come about? How does money work in a writing partnership? And most importantly, has Sarah made her Dole Whips yet? Liz and Sarah answer these and more burning questions!  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/2132m 15s

Ep. 217: A Conversation with Sony Casting EVP Dawn Steinberg!

Liz and Sarah chat with Dawn Steinberg, EVP of Worldwide Talent and Casting at Sony Pictures Television, about her career, the advice she has for actors, and most importantly, her pet peeves. Then, in preparation for another trip to Puerto Rico, Liz and Sarah review the lessons they've learned about living on location and what they plan to do differently. For starters? Sarah is going to have a kitchen! Finally this week's Hollywood Hack is inspired by Liz's recent emotional release: Allow yourself to cry.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com LINKS:  FANTASY ISLAND Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gP6gnmoWc Dawn Steinberg Instagram: @dawnsg23 Dawn Steinberg IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0825740/ Fame: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080716/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/2134m 7s

Ep. 216: Tackling The Tedious

Liz and Sarah talk about how they’re trying to stay zen during endless Zoom meetings as they move into the post production phase of Fantasy Island. In theIr new segment A Day In The Life, they share exactly what a day of showrunning looks like — for Sarah the day started at 5:30am! Then In Take Hike, Liz and Sarah discuss how making little adjustments can have a big impact. One example? When Sarah and Violet share a bed, they each have their own comforter. This week’s Hollywood Hack is quite tasty: Gluten Free Oreos! Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Gluten Free Oreos https://www.oreo.com/oreo-gluten-free To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/2131m 20s

Ep. 215: Accepting We Don’t Have Control

As Liz and Sarah start to hand over cuts of Fantasy Island to the studio and network, they have to accept they don’t have control over how other people react. And that’s okay! In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives a Hit to Bravo for bringing Heather Dubrow back to the Real Housewives of Orange County. She also gives herself a Bomb for not succeeding with her post Puerto Rico clean slate. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question about their process of breaking story. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Sarah’s daughter Violet: Watch before and after pet videos on You Tube for a quick pick-me-up. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Heather Dubrow:  http://heatherdubrow.com/ Before & After Pet Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzzQVp_y0JA To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/2129m 5s

Ep. 214: Be An Insulator

Liz and Sarah discuss a great compliment they received from one of the Fantasy Island writers— they’re insulators as opposed to conductors when it comes to keeping show stress from infiltrating the Writers Room. Then, in their new Amplify segment, they share a fantastic new podcast from Liz's sister-in-law, Olivia Fierro: Olivia’s Book Club. Plus, now that they're back from Puerto Rico, they settle an important L v S: Is it better or worse to be working at a vacation destination? Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you feel better in times of stress — take Advil.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Olivia's Book Club: https://www.azfamily.com/shows/good_morning_arizona/olivias_book_club/olivias-book-club-the-podcast/article_e6b4e59c-b4ea-11eb-ba98-5fc7e685593a.html To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/2128m 26s

Presenting: No Place Like Home

Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? Those famous red ruby slippers are some of the most iconic objects in Hollywood history that still bring back nostalgic memories every time they’re seen. They became a rare collector’s item worth millions. In the summer of 2005, a pair was stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in the small town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. In No Place Like Home, C13Originals, a Cadence13 Studio, teams up with journalist Ariel Ramchandani and editor Seyward Darby for this documentary podcast to investigate a heist that dives into small town suspicions between local cops and the FBI, the fraught relationship between Grand Rapids and its most famous daughter, Judy Garland, and brings listeners inside the peculiar world of Hollywood memorabilia and the market for lost and stolen art. Although the shoes were eventually recovered, there are more questions left than answers. Who stole the shoes and where were they hiding for more than 13 years? No Place Like Home is available now on all podcast platforms. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/214m 39s

Ep. 213: Spice Up, Live Long & Completing Phase One of Fantasy Island

Liz and Sarah have completed Phase One of Fantasy Island — all of their story areas for the season have been approved! There’s still LOTS of work to do, but they take a moment to savor this accomplishment. Next up? Finishing all the scripts and getting into post! In Take A Hike, they talk to friend of the pod, Dr. Melina Jampolis, about her fantastic new book, Spice Up, Live Long: A Guide to Using Herbs and Spices to Live a Longer, Healthier and More Vibrant Life. Dr. Melina says it’s not just about your lifespan — it’s about your health-span. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you stay calmer and more empowered: Don’t respond. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Spice Up, Live Long: A Guide to Using Herbs and Spices to Live a Longer, Healthier and More Vibrant Life by Dr. Melina Jampolis: https://www.amazon.com/Spice-Up-Live-Long-healthier/dp/1737296608 Dr. Melina on Instagram: @drmelina To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/2132m 13s

Ep. 212: Be A Boulder Pusher

Liz and Sarah discuss why, in a group setting, it’s important to be a person who pushes the boulder up the hill. And if you can’t push the boulder up the hill, then at least don’t be the one pushing it down the hill! Then, in Take A Hike, they talk about how one of the Fantasy Island writers has inspired them to try to be “at ease in muddy water.” In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah share some of their favorite lingo from the writers room. What is shoe leather? A house number? What does it mean to hang a light on something? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you appear calm, even if you aren’t: Lower your voice.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/2130m 58s

Ep. 211: Everyone Is Right

Liz and Sarah discuss how, when working in a highly collaborative environment, everyone can be right at the same time, which can sometimes make things feel oh so wrong. Then, in The Mailroom, they answer two listener questions. How much thought is put into the way scenes look on television? And how can four women starting a business together successfully make group decisions? In The Craft (& Fain), they share a Tool of the Trade: jumbo neon dry erase whiteboard magnets. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you relax: Read a romance. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  Jumbo Neon Dry Erase Whiteboard Magnets: https://www.amazon.com/Whiteboard-AgilePacks-Reusable-Magnetic-Microfiber/dp/B07KS1FTQB/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=jumbo+whiteboard+neon&qid=1621955316&sr=8-5 Destiny's Embrace: https://beverlyjenkins.net/books/destinys-embrace/ Billions Season 1 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_raEUMLL-ZI To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/2130m 25s

Ep. 210: Cussing and Discussing

Liz and Sarah share a listener’s suggestion about how to frame potentially difficult work conversations so that they stay light-hearted and productive — let everyone know at the outset that there will be plenty of “cussing and discussing.” In Hits & Bombs, they give a big hit to the Fantasy Island hair and makeup team, who gave up their lunch hour to make Liz and Sarah look good for a behind-the-scenes interview. They also give themselves a bomb for too much bitching and complaining! Clearly, Liz and Sarah need to heed their own advice — “don’t treat a gift like a burden.” This week’s Hollywood Hack will add humor to your work text chains — use gifs! Finally, after a year of lockdown, Celebrity Sightings are back! Liz and Sarah are seeing celebrities all over the resort in Puerto Rico — of course these celebrities do happen to be working on Fantasy Island! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Happier Episode 322: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/322-a-conversation-with-sensation-leslie-jordan To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/2125m 10s

Ep. 209 Sometimes It's Not A Fun Job, And We Don't Enjoy It

Liz and Sarah are in the thick of production on Fantasy Island, and they discuss how sometimes it's not a fun job, and they don't enjoy it. But that’s ok! In Take A Hike, they talk about why it’s important that only one of them melts down at a time. Then, in Hits and Bombs, they give a hit to their amazing Fantasy Island cast and crew for coping so well with Covid restrictions in the tropical heat. And they give a bomb to ineffective bug sprays! Finally, Liz and Sarah share an important Hollywood Hack: Go to bed! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/2126m 39s

Ep. 208: The Gift Of Other People’s Productivity

As work on Fantasy Island continues to become more and more intense, Liz and Sarah discuss their gratitude for the gift of other people’s productivity. Without it, they’d never sleep! In their new segment, A Day In The Life, they take listeners through a typical day while running a show. It starts with Sarah waking up at 5:00 AM to finish writing an introduction to a network Show & Tell, and it ends with a story session on Sarah’s patio after Violet falls asleep. In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah explain how “an idea is wrong until it’s right.” Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a must in Puerto Rico: sun hats! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Sarah’s Hat — Striped Sun Brim with Ribbon https://url.emailprotection.link/?bOEY8ZUi6VVv8BqbcCP7Rl__cdKd2oaOlChzBWaUjH8Eskv30izXE653bsaugCB3JuupFUCUOpchI9Tljyrp9Tw~~ Liz’s Hat — The Palmer https://url.emailprotection.link/?bKv95cd8TM8XeDzwkb7RYI8b1ZjQRO004TZTV0lGYpj4Vy6e4r6KAWiU8aVLFMcU4xd-R_W_y-9mxYM9aaPkIHg~~ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/2128m 33s

Ep. 207: To Be Or Not To Be Indecisive

Liz and Sarah pride themselves on making decisions quickly — it’s a big part of being a showrunner. But sometimes it’s better NOT to make a decision until more information is available. How do they know when to be or not to be indecisive? In From The Outer Office, Liz and Sarah talk to Fantasy Island writers assistant, Kira Bennett, about her experience in the room and what it’s like to go from Zoom to IRL. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will save you money and time: nail wraps. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Ohora @ Vanity Table: https://vanity-table.com/ Dashing Diva: https://dashingdiva.com/collections/gloss Color Street: https://www.colorstreet.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/2128m 25s

Ep. 206: Location, Location, Location!

Liz and Sarah discuss how being in a great location can impact the experience of work. Can't go to a tropical island? Try sitting in front of a window. Then in The Mailroom, they answer a question from a listener who's been this close to staffing for the last four years, but just can't get his break. In Take Two, they revisit the concept of awfulizing after they recently spent an entire dinner speculating about an upcoming call from the studio. This week's waterproof Hollywood Hack is an affordable way to get ready for summer: Birkenstock Eva Arizona Essentials. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Eva Arizona Birkenstocks: https://www.birkenstock.com/us/arizona-eva/arizona-eva-eva-0-eva-u_6774.html Eva Barbados Birkenstocks: https://www.birkenstock.com/us/barbados-eva/barbados-eva-eva-0-eva-u_3974.html Hyatt Grand Reserve: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/puerto-rico/hyatt-regency-grand-reserve-puerto-rico/sjurc To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/2124m 12s

Ep. 205: What Happens To Good Intentions When The Shit Hits The Fan

Liz and Sarah are in Puerto Rico to shoot Fantasy Island! And all of their good intentions to sleep, exercise, and eat right have gone by the wayside. Right now, they're just doing their best to keep their heads above water. In Take a Hike, they talk about the importance of taking the time to laugh -- even when there is no time. Then they face off with an L v. S-- staying in a hotel vs. an apartment while shooting on location. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack makes working together so much easier: Final Draft 11's collaboration feature.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/2128m 46s

Ep. 204: It's Time For The Spring Listener Questions Episode!

When will Fantasy Island air? What's so great about Ojai? If Liz and Sarah could change careers, what would they pick? And most importantly, what pants did Liz buy for Puerto Rico? Liz and Sarah answer these and more burning questions! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Vuori Wayfarer: https://vuoriclothing.com/products/womens-wayfarer-pant-black?variant=31858237374567 Vuori Ripstop: https://vuoriclothing.com/products/womens-ripstop-pant-army?variant=23449297551418 Athleta Brooklyn: https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=198671#pdp-page-content Gap Cargo Pants: https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=679042042&pcid=999&vid=1&&searchText=womens%20cargo%20pants#pdp-page-content To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/2133m 16s

Ep. 203: A Good Reason to Embrace the Hate

Liz and Sarah discuss their recent realization that eight months ago, Fantasy Island wasn’t even on their project list— and now it’s their whole lives! If there’s one thing all of us have learned this past year it’s that we just never know what’s around the corner. Then Liz shares why “embracing the hate” has made her a better Showrunner. In Hits and Bombs, Liz gives a hit to the new book Just Work: Get Shit Done Fast & Fair, and Sarah gives herself a bomb for being scattered. This week’s Hollywood Hack: Do something on a lark. Sarah did, and now she’s moving to Ojai! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast & Fair: https://smile.amazon.com/Just-Work-Done-Fast-Fair/dp/B088ZY9XH5/ref=sr_1_2?crid=18KL71QFEUFXR&dchild=1&keywords=just+work+get+sh+t+done%2C+fast+%26+fair&qid=1617045527&sprefix=Just+work+%2Caps%2C231&sr=8-2 Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/2123m 34s

Ep. 202: Haters Gonna Hate

Prompted by a recent unpleasant email (and Taylor Swift), Liz and Sarah discuss the fact that “haters gonna hate.” Anytime they put themselves out there — creatively or on the podcast — they’re inviting criticism. And that’s OK! In Take A Hike, they talk about why “using your team” leads to greater mental and physical health. Then they debut a brand new segment — A Day In The Life — in which they explore the daily duties of running a show. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your mood: Choose a pick me up password. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjK_6aQwcfvAhUSP30KHXO6BOMQyCkwAnoECAMQAw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnfWlot6h_JM&usg=AOvVaw37Om1TudA9QLJm3lu3AvPY To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/2124m 28s

Ep. 201: Be A Volunteer (And Sarah Is Moving!)

Liz and Sarah often talk about one of their favorite mottos — volunteers not recruits. Today they remind themselves that as pre-production of their reboot of Fantasy Island gets more and more intense, they want to BE volunteers themselves. Enthusiasm makes the job... dare they say... FUN! In The Craft (& Fain), they talk about how to uncover “the note behind the note” in order to get more out of your notes sessions. Then Sarah gives Liz a big Hit and announces some huge life news. She’s moving to Ojai! This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve the look of your pants: Skims.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Skims: https://skims.com/collections/boy-shorts To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/2124m 7s

Ep. 200: Celebrating Our 200th Episode!

Liz and Sarah are celebrating the two hundredth episode of Happier In Hollywood! As they look back, they share some of the segments that have resonated most with listeners. Some favorites include “light a fire,” “volunteers not recruits,” and “choose a personal symbol.” Another stand out? “Remember the Mah Jongg card.” They also revisit their first ever Hollywood Hack — say “fuck” in a meeting.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/2131m 54s

Ep. 199: Liz & Sarah On Feeling Pressure From All Sides

As Liz and Sarah write the pilot for their reboot of Fantasy Island, they’re also feeling the pressure of getting a show off the ground after a straight-to-series pick up. Their best coping mechanism? Focus on the task at hand at any given moment. In Mailroom, they answer a listener question about the many behind-the-scenes details of making a show. This week in Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give two Hits. Liz gives a Hit to the HBO Max show, It’s A Sin, about a group of friends coping with the AIDS crisis in London. And Sarah gives a Hit to Violet for the sweet gesture of putting toothpaste on Sarah’s toothbrush. This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your home popcorn experience: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! It’s A Sin official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnR5DxP2e2g I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray: https://www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/products/original-butter-spray/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/2126m 44s

Ep. 198: The Art Of Doing Extra

Liz and Sarah discuss the art of doing extra at work. It’s not about putting in more hours willy-nilly — you’ve got to pick your moments to make an impact. In Amplify, they talk to their former assistant turned full-time TV writer, Brook Sitgraves Turner, about Pep Packs, the charity she started for people in Los Angeles County who are recovering from Covid. Then in Take Two, Liz and Sarah share how listeners followed our Episode 194 advice to “light a fire.” This week’s Hollywood Hack soothes the soul: Choose an audio book based on the reader’s voice. Hint: Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta is one to try.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Pep Packs: www.peppacksla.com IG: https://instagram.com/peppacks?igshid=rjrcjeqitqhx Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta https://bookshop.org/books/keep-sharp-build-a-better-brain-at-any-age/9781501166730 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/2130m 31s

Ep. 197: Our Layer Cake Philosophy

Liz and Sarah discuss why they compare the creative process to baking a layer cake. A script isn’t going to be rich and textured with just one layer. The goodness builds as all the different elements come together over time. And the same is true for work relationships. Give them time to develop layers. Then in The Mailroom, they answer a question from their Facebook Group about what to do when a colleague refers to a young woman as “dear.” In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives a Hit to Pretend It’s A City, the Netflix documentary series about Fran Lebowitz. And Liz and Sarah give a Bomb to Brooks Barnes for his New York Times piece about the late powerhouse producer and executive, Jame Tarses. This week’s Hollywood Hack is a must: wear sunscreen every day.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Pretend It’s A City official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MClMxqD-HNA Metropolitan Life By Fran Lebowitz: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=11050210107&searchurl=an%3Dfran%2Blebowitz%26fe%3Don%26sortby%3D17%26tn%3Dmetropolitan%2Blife&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-image2 Jamie Tarses IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1399339/ New York Times piece about Jamie Tarses: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/01/business/media/jamie-tarses-dead.html Lancôme moisturizer with SPF: https://www.lancome-usa.com/skin-care/moisturizers/day-creams/renergie-lift-multi-action-ultra-face-cream-with-spf-30/3614272727281.html?GeoRedirectOff&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1KiBBhCcARIsAPWqoSobF90DOLMOHDFqYOfWs1ekKmaJHkcgg3UK1SPs_rgxKh4Rqql73OEaAg40EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/2129m 21s

Ep. 196: The Importance Of Being Okay With Other People’s Good Ideas

Now that Fantasy Island is ramping up, Liz and Sarah have been having LOTS of meetings. One revelation that’s come out of all these Zoom sessions? When there’s a potentially tricky issue or point of discussion, tackle it head on! You’re going to have to talk about whatever it is eventually, so take the opportunity to show you’re not scared of any challenge. Then, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss why it’s SO IMPORTANT to set aside ego and insecurities in order to be okay with other people’s good ideas. Next up is a Listener Question — but this time Sarah and Liz are the ones who are looking for answers from listeners. What should they wear on the Fantasy Island set in Puerto Rico? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a tool to foster creativity: a set of cards called Oblique Strategies (by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt). Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Oblique Strategies: http://www.rtqe.net/ObliqueStrategies/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/2129m 22s

Ep. 195: Be A Yes Person

Liz and Sarah talk about the benefits of being “yes people” at work. One advantage? When you almost always say “yes,” your “no” means more. In Take A Hike, they discuss their recent epiphany that sometimes it’s a good idea to add another cook in the kitchen. Then Liz and Sarah give a joint Hit to Fantasy Island writers’ assistant, Kira Bennett, who delivers consistently great notes. And they give themselves a Bomb for wasting so much time and energy over the past four years on chaotic, unpleasant news. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is both cozy and stylish: Giant Hoodies! Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Kira Bennett on Instagram: @kira_kenyae Giant Hoodies: https://gianthoodies.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA3smABhCjARIsAKtrg6L4GbPc13LzhGpcno_5koDmLYQk2FRYRA519NfpxK80cNXT0grAj-AaAmJIEALw_wcB To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/2127m 30s

Ep. 194: It’s A Fun Job, And We Enjoy It!

As Liz and Sarah dive headfirst into the stress of running a show, they discuss how their motto “it’s a fun job, and we enjoy it” helps them stay sane. In Take A Hike, they talk about why we should all “light a fire” metaphorically and, in Sarah’s case, literally. Then they Amplify the novel The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and the work of graphic novelist, Raina Telgemeier. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you maximize your work day: know when you’re most productive — down to the hour — and plan to do your most demanding work then.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Amanda Gorman: https://www.theamandagorman.com/ Employee of the Month with Catie Lazarus: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/slate-podcasts-915/employee-of-the-month/michael-patrick-king-on-being-king-to-princess-sarah-jessica-parker-bridget-everett-and-lisa-kudrow/a2fa16d2-9c19-4d42-bdd4-41e2b9f4fb81?country=US The Vanishing Half: https://britbennett.com/the-vanishing-half Raina Telgemeier: https://goraina.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/2129m 57s

Ep. 193: First Day of School Syndrome in the Zoom Room

Liz and Sarah have First Day of School Syndrome AND Zoom fatigue! They discuss the First Day of School challenges of adjusting to their Fantasy Island Zoom writers room— from new faces to new group dynamics to spending hours staring at a screen— and remind themselves that in a few weeks it will all feel totally normal. Then they share how they’re embracing an atmosphere of growth in a 2021 that still feels a LOT like 2020. SPOILER ALERT: Liz is committing to Dry January, and Sarah’s determined to get outside every day, no matter the weather. Having a huge new work project definitely gives 2021 an atmosphere of growth, too. Next, they revisit one of their all-time favorite mantras: volunteers, not recruits. As they staff up (not just writers, but all departments) it’s important to remember that working with people who really want to be there is always better than working with people who have to be convinced. This week’s Hollywood Hack: keep a lipstick/lip balm by your computer! If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/2126m 57s

Ep. 192: The Demystification Of Staffing (& Meet Kimberly!)

Liz and Sarah have just staffed their new show, the remake of the iconic series, Fantasy Island! They talk through the staffing process — from reading scripts to writer meetings to creating group chemistry. Their main message: If you don’t get the job, it’s not personal. In From The Outer Office, Liz and Sarah introduce their new assistant, Kimberly Chiang, who talks about what it’s like to work with people she’s never met in person. The short answer? It’s weird. This week’s Hollywood Hack has changed Liz and Sarah’s work life: the Nulaxy Laptop Stand. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Kimberly’s Foster Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fosterborks/ Nulaxy Laptop Stand (Amazon Associates link):  https://amzn.to/3ie7VHJ *Please note that because this is an Amazon Associates link, we are required to disclose on the site/post that we may be eligible to earn from our recommendations. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/2131m 44s

Ep. 191: Make Your Own Relationships At Work

As Liz and Sarah dive into their new project — a reboot of the iconic Fantasy Island — they discuss why it’s crucial to make your own relationships at work. Yes, it takes time and energy to get to know everyone, but relationships are often the key to success. In Take A Hike, they talk about the importance of committing to taking certain days off — and then following through. Pro tip? Relaxation leads to greater productivity. In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a Hit to their former assistant, Mary Mehrkens, for offering to help their new assistant get acclimated to the job. They also give themselves a Bomb for not returning emails promptly. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help make your presentation more memorable: Go for the gimmick!  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Manifest It, Bitch! (By Mary Mehrkens): https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Mehrkens/e/B08957H5LM%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=9208&utm_campaign=9208&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Kempo24&gclid=Cj0KCQiAlsv_BRDtARIsAHMGVSYWjrm42pHji0FJEXmRSyje33UBtD9xVkwqJr7Fe6y0kmm6I-B3AsoaAnlCEALw_wcB Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/2124m 57s

Ep. 190: 2021: A Year Of Fantasy Island And Juicy Fruit

Happy New Year! On the eve of 2021, Liz and Sarah reveal exciting news. They’re doing a reboot of the iconic 70’s show, Fantasy Island! They discuss the long, winding road to their straight-to-series pick up. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah share their Team Theme for 2021: Juicy Fruit! Then, in The Craft (& Fain) they talk about the (seemingly obvious) need for plot In spec scripts. This week’s Hollywood Hack will keep your spirits up through the end of the pandemic: plan a future weekend away. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Fantasy Island announcement: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fantasy-island-update-scores-straight-to-series-order-at-fox Fantasy Island (the original): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077008/ Happier In Hollywood Episode 105: Time To Ride The Dragon https://happierinhollywood.com/episode105/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/12/2026m 4s

Ep. 189: A Christmas Eve Hollywood Hack Episode!

In honor of Christmas Eve, Liz and Sarah give listeners the gift of an ALL Hollywood Hacks episode. Liz shares her favorite new solution to problem of a bad Zoom background — use a card table to create a desk wherever you want one. Sarah suggests buying a bird feeder to force yourself to experience peaceful moments throughout the day. Some of their favorite Hollywood Hacks from listeners? Put Zoom links in your calendar, buy cards for every occasion in advance, and be kind to your future self with “turn down service.”  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Rocketbook: https://getrocketbook.com/?utm_campaign=9123821188&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=430878971942&utm_term=scan%20notebook&adgroupid=105573074528&gclid=CjwKCAiAoOz-BRBdEiwAyuvA649iJboeY2QOI_-YCuUPy3ZPLgAr8c921QJ_5pElXF7NyJXZxjg0-RoC16MQAvD_BwE Adjustable Cell Phone Stand: https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-OMOTON-Cellphone-Anti-Slip-Convenient/dp/B0744DM3Y3/ref=sr_1_3?crid=30V018H7HDJER&dchild=1&keywords=omoton+c2&qid=1608269393&sprefix=OMOTON+c2%2Caps%2C241&sr=8-3 Shotdeck: https://shotdeck.com/ Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/ Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver For Beach Waves Generation II: https://www.amazon.com/Bed-Head-Artist-Beachy-Generation/dp/B07CSZBWGQ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/2030m 39s

Ep. 188: The First Annual HIH Holiday Gift Guide For Work

Liz and Sarah tackle the problem of gifting in the workplace. Do you gift up or down or both? They think gifting down should involve cash or gift cards, and that gifting up isn’t necessary. But for all those who DO want to give their boss a holiday treat, Sarah and Liz suggest some affordable ideas. Their favorite? Personalized mugs or hats. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question about moving to Hollywood from abroad. They also talk about why TV is taking over movies, and whether or not creating title sequences is an “actual job.” (It is!) This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you get through stressful moments: squeeze your toes.  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Topsy’s Popcorn: https://www.topsyspopcorn.com/item?size=2 The Whiskey Wedge: https://corkcicle.com/products/whiskey-wedge?gclsrc=aw.ds&&utm_source=googlecpc&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=ne_google_search_nb_DSA_l_All&utm_term=dsa-437115340933_-398511294218&utm_content=8172614762-_88558960550&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2uH-BRCCARIsAEeef3moWygymeurLNW5nJqJYFUUEKzOgFJAWcygGTSZyynU03_scnzmtHMaAvBQEALw_wcB Notes To Self Socks: https://www.notestoself.com/ John Kelly Chocolates: https://www.johnkellychocolates.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2uH-BRCCARIsAEeef3nLSB-IRGfQH2Z9BxZf8VSpIW54WyKyRkakyWvuPjxGIrUMVTuMsUYaAmeFEALw_wcB CandiceBDesigns Mask Chains: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandiceBDesigns?ref=search_shop_redirect Zazzle Personalized Wrapping Paper: https://www.zazzle.com/custom/wrapping+paper Wendy Mogel PhD:  https://www.wendymogel.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/2030m 9s

Ep. 187: JaNeika & JaSheika James’ Wonder Twins Power Activate Hollywood!

Liz and Sarah talk to powerhouse writing duo JaNeika and JaSheika James about their new book, Living Double: How Identical Twins Unlocked The Door To Success In Hollywood. They share what it was like to write for the mega hit show, Empire and explained why it’s important for aspiring writers to “declare themselves.” In Amplify, Liz spotlights K-Pod, a podcast about Korean American in arts and culture, hosted by her college roommate, Catherine Hong, and Juliana Sohn. This week’s Hollywood Hack will keep you from doing Zoom meetings in the dark: Use a ring-light! If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Living Double: How Identical Twins Unlocked The Door To Success In Hollywood by JaNeika and JaSheika James: http://livingdoublebook.com/#book K-Pod:  https://k-pod.simplecast.com/ UBeesize Ring-light: https://www.amazon.com/10-Extendable-UBeesize-Ringlight-Compatible/dp/B07QFV72LK/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ubeesize+tr50&qid=1607456072&sr=8-3 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/2033m 6s

Ep. 186: How Good Projects Go Bad

Liz and Sarah can finally reveal their latest project — an adaptation of the gripping upcoming novel, The Final Girl Support Group, by Grady Hendrix. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question about how and why projects with great auspicious and potential sometimes turn out badly. One pitfall? Too many cooks. Then in The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah discuss why it’s important to talk about “why you, why now” when you’re pitching a new project. This week’s essential Hollywood Hack will help you stay safe during the pandemic: the GA Tech Covid 19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool.  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Grady Hendrix: http://www.gradyhendrix.com/ GA Tech Covid 19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool: https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/2031m 28s

Ep. 185: A Thanksgiving Gratitude Assignment

Liz and Sarah discuss why it’s important to remember that nobody cares how much work you’ve put into something — the end result is all that matters. In Amplify, they shine a light on Black artists feared on the website Society6 and talk about the documentary On The Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries, which features a diverse group of women covering the news. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah celebrate Thanksgiving by giving themselves and listeners a Gratitude Assignment: make a point of telling somebody you’re grateful for them — and why. This week’s Hollywood Hack makes mask wearing easier, safer and more fashionable: mask chains from CandiceBDesigns.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Discover Black Artists at Society6: https://society6.com/collection/discover-black-artists On The Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/05/politics/how-to-watch-on-the-trail-cnn-films/index.html CandiceBDesigns https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandiceBDesigns?ref=search_shop_redirect To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/2023m 6s

Ep. 184: How To Quit A Job Without Burning Bridges

Quitting a job is hard, but it can be done without burning bridges. Liz and Sarah talk to Executive Coach and host of the podcast Career Stewardship, Michael Melcher, about how to quit. One tip? Imagine how the conversation will go in advance to help keep yourself calm and professional. In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives a Hit to everyone who’s decided to start decorating for the holidays early. And Sarah gives herself a Bomb for letting Violet sleep with her for weeks on end. This week’s Hollywood Hack is actually a Minnesota Hack: WinterGrips ice cleats.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Michael Melcher’s Career Stewardship podcast: https://www.careerstewardship.com/ WinterGrips ice cleats:  https://cozywinters.com/shop/ice-cleats-ws.html To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/2031m 15s

Ep. 183: Autumn Listener Question Episode!

Why doesn’t Liz cook? What has Sarah learned from parenting a Rebel child? How does a writer obtain IP for development? It’s the Autumn Listener Questions episode! Liz and Sarah cover everything from how to fuel creativity during a pandemic to what beverage they would each bring to a desert island (Diet Coke).  We’ve entered the holiday season! If you’d like to buy a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup (with lid) for a loved one, email us at happierinhollywood@gmail.com. Cups are $25.00, including shipping. Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/2032m 26s

Ep. 182: Groups Need A Group Agenda

Liz and Sarah discuss why it’s so important to set a group agenda before a meeting. One piece of advice if you want your group to make a good impression? Assign one person to steer the conversation back on track if necessary. In The Craft (& Fain), they reveal one of their favorite tools for writing a good pitch (or any sales document): Tell them what you’re going to say. Say it. And then tell them you said it. This week’s Hollywood Hack will provide hours of cocktail party conversation: Take a deep dive into a subject by watching and listening to multiple TV shows and podcasts about it. Liz’s recent deep dive? Everything having to do with the Albany-based cult, Nxivm. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Fyre Festival https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjUrI7FkuXsAhUKup4KHQX0AG0QFjAAegQIAhAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFyre_Festival&usg=AOvVaw22xVYmG3xzoNJBZ1OkJCEJ The Dropout — The Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos https://abcaudio.com/podcasts/the-dropout/ The Vow: https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXzPzfwbR3IiCwgEAAAAS/?utm_id=sa%7C71700000070297197%7C58700006197980749%7Cp55937903865&gclid=CjwKCAiA-f78BRBbEiwATKRRBBLbkAIIPF92AdY_PBA6vJMUCurOSSppmtTY0nIYpkkGqpiXnPnJ9xoC5FEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Seduced: Inside The Nxivm Cult — Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqcNp4UFnnM Undercover Season 1 — Escaping Nxivm https://www.cbc.ca/radio/uncover/uncover-season-1-escaping-nxivm-1.4675949 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/2026m 52s

Ep. 181: It’s Time To Reinstitute One Thing

Liz and Sarah share suggestions from their Facebook group about dressing up for Zoom Halloween. Their favorite idea? Be a floating head! Then they discuss a key negotiating insight they learned from Michael Melcher’s podcast, Career Stewardship — many of us accept an inferior deal because we have a dire need for closure. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk about how “reinstituting one thing” can help fight pandemic fatigue. Sarah is back to not eating carbs before 11am, and Liz is weighing herself every day again. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah gives Violet a Hit and Liz has a reading Bomb. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is an easy way to get your hair Zoom-ready: Overtone temporary color. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Happier In Hollywood Episode 107: https://happierinhollywood.com/episode107/ Career Stewardship podcast:  https://www.careerstewardship.com/subscribe Overtone: https://overtone.co/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=6449293140&utm_content=76639555829&utm_term=overtone%20hair%20color&gclid=Cj0KCQjwit_8BRCoARIsAIx3Rj6qxoDmQqXW_oc0tDC7V9AXZvG92Yc13bWHBej7CVRn0qUh_7wHYCcaAhEFEALw_wcB To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/2024m 36s

Ep. 180: Learning To Embrace Downtime!

Liz and Sarah discuss why they should resist the urge to create unnecessary work for themselves when they have downtime. In Mailroom, they answer a question about the behind-the-scenes of producing Happier In Hollywood. Big ups to their Executive Producer, Chuck Reed — the audio montage he cut together of their verbal bobbles shows just how needed he is! In Take Two, Liz and Sarah revisit the subject of “dissent collars” inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Turns out LOTS of listeners have their own version. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will ensure that you’re prepared and happy when you fill out your voting ballot: research the issues beforehand! Two Bunch Palms: https://twobunchpalms.com/ Chuck Reed — Sancola Sound: https://www.sancolasound.com/about SunshineDesignsLA: https://www.etsy.com/listing/859720504/vote-face-mask-rbg-face-mask-ruth-bader?ref=shop_home_active_6&crt=1%5D(https://www.etsy.com/listing/859720504/vote-face-mask-rbg-face-mask-ruth-bader?ref=shop_home_active_6&crt=1) AquaBeet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/512543065/nevertheless-she-persisted-sterling?ref=shop_home_active_26&frs=1 Fiat Lux: https://fiatluxsf.com/product/fu-ring/ Bang Bang Bijoux: https://bangbang-bijoux.myshopify.com/collections If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/2030m 21s

Ep. 179: The Strategy Of Decision Making With Annie Duke

Liz and Sarah discuss how to rekindle their creative fire after stepping away from a project for over four months. Then they talk to former professional poker player and decision making expert, Annie Duke, about how to make better choices. Their favorite take away? Stop resulting! This week’s Hollywood Hack makes it easy to share expenses with friends: Splitwise! A listener wrote it to tell us it works seamlessly with another recent Hollywood Hack — Venmo. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Annie Duke:  https://www.annieduke.com/the-science-and-strategy-of-decision-making-with-annie-duke-decision-strategist-and-speaker/ How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/book/9780593418482 Splitwise: https://www.splitwise.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/2033m 48s

Ep. 178: Ask Your Lawyer And Taking Out Your Own Trash

How does Sarah’s new ritual of taking her trash to the local dump relate to being a writer in Hollywood? Liz and Sarah reveal that they’ve recently realized they need to “take out their own trash” when it comes to having difficult work conversations — rather than letting their representatives have the conversations for them. In their new Ask Your Lawyer segment, Liz and Sarah talk to entertainment attorney extraordinaire, JR McGinnis, about whether or not it’s a good idea to start a project before the deal is closed. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will increase productivity: Push yourself to do one more thing. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! JR McGinnis: https://www.familyequality.org/people/jr-mcginnis/ Happier In Hollywood, Episode 54: https://happierinhollywood.com/episode54/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/2029m 43s

Ep. 177: Stepping Into Your Power At Work With Executive Coach Marie Garvey

First, Liz and Sarah share Zoom pitching advice from listeners and friend of the pod, Laurie Zaks. Then they talk to Executive Coach Marie Garvey about how everyone — but particularly women — can empower themselves in the workplace. The good news? A big part of it is shutting out the noise and being yourself. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah gives herself a Bomb for getting hooked on the reality show Married at First Sight. And Liz gives Sarah a Hit for taking on so much of their development reading. This week’s Hollywood Hack is in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Have your own dissent collar.  Laurie Zaks on Happier In Hollywood Episode 7: https://happierinhollywood.com/episode7/ Marie Garvey:  https://www.crazybusywomen.com/meet-marie/ Married at First Sight: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3868860/ Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Collars Decoded: What Each Neckpiece Means: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/a25362496/ruth-bader-ginsburg-collar-meaning/ Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lace Collar Wasn’t An Accessory, It Was a Gauntlet: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/20/style/rbg-style.html If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/2041m 8s

Ep. 176: Catching Up With Brook — How She’s Learning To Be Brave and Not Take It Personally

Liz and Sarah discuss the upcoming Happier In Hollywood newsletter. They had planned to start one pre-pandemic, and now they finally feel ready to move forward. In From The Outer Office, Liz and Sarah talk to their former assistant, Brook Sitgraves Turner, about her new job as a Staff Writer on the drama Long Slow Exhale created by Pam Veasey. Brook’s advice for new writers on staff? Forget your title and be bold. This week’s Hollywood Hack is life-changing for anyone who doesn’t yet have it: Venmo! Just do it! If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/2031m 59s

Ep. 175: Zoom Pitching And Busted Give A Damns

Liz and Sarah discuss their upcoming Zoom pitch. How can they keep their audience engaged when they’re not in the same room? Pro tip: Use more visuals. In their new Amplify segment, they share two great resources — Cup of Jo’s “How to Vote in Every State” and Fast Company’s “How to Find and Support Black Owned Businesses Wherever You Are.” This week’s Take A Hike is inspired by a country song Sarah heard on rural Minnesota radio. Is your give a damn as busted as Liz and Sarah’s are? Finally, Sarah shares a Hollywood Hack that’s helped her pare down her belongings: Ask yourself — if you had to fit everything in an 8‘ x 4’ Uhaul, what you take?  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Dressing For Zoom Meetings With Allyson Fanger: https://happierinhollywood.com/episode156/ Cup of Jo’s “How to Vote in Every State:” https://cupofjo.com/2020/09/how-to-vote-in-every-state/#more-235405 Fast Company’s “How to Find and Support Black Owned Businesses Wherever You Are:” https://www.fastcompany.com/90512942/how-to-find-and-support-black-owned-businesses-wherever-you-are My Give A Damn Is Busted by Jo Dee Messina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o40fwZgSFPI To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/2035m 13s

Ep. 174: Career Lessons From The Bachelorette

Liz and Sarah analyze how lessons from ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette can improve their approach to potential new projects. Their biggest takeaway? Learn to invest without investing. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares how looking around her lake house with new eyes has improved her mental health. Then Liz has a day of medical procedure Hits, and Sarah gives herself a bullet journal Bomb. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help improve office morale: host a Zoom trivia night!  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! The Bachelorette: https://abc.com/shows/the-bachelorette Vaccine Finder: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/flu-finder-widget.html Social Point Audience Engagement Platform (for Trivia Night): https://www.socialpoint.io/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/2026m 59s

Ep. 173: Sarah’s “Surge Capacity” Is Depleted — Is Yours?

Liz and Sarah ask listeners what kind of merch they’d like for the holiday season. Then they discuss a recent article about how we’ve all depleted our “surge capacity” during the pandemic. How can we recharge? Then they follow up on Mailroom questions. Listeners wrote in with advice for a young woman struggling with whether or not to talk to her boss about her depression. They also advise a mom of three who’s looking to break into TV. And they hear from a listener who plays HIH for her ewes in New Zealand. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from friend of the pod, Michael Melcher: maintain a strong smile at the end of video calls. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! “Your ‘Surge Capacity’ is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful” by Tara Haelle: https://elemental.medium.com/your-surge-capacity-is-depleted-it-s-why-you-feel-awful-de285d542f4c Fellowship Programs For Screenwriters: https://www.wgfoundation.org/fellowship-writing-programs-for-screenwriters-masterlist Career Stewardship With Michael Melcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/career-stewardship-with-michael-melcher?refid=stpr To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/2031m 58s

Ep. 172: They’re Paying For Your Confidence

Liz and Sarah discuss why understanding that executives are paying for their confidence helps them bring pitches and scripts across the finish line. And, yes, you CAN fake it ‘til you make it. Then they Amplify two very different TV shows — I May Destroy You on HBO Max and The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. In Take A Hike, they share helpful advice about to avoid self-flagellation during the pandemic from friend of the pod, Amanda Reed — “Remember, you don’t have to get good at this.” This week’s Hollywood Hack is for all the evil doughnut bringers out there: Sarah’s favorite gluten-free, vegan Chia Power Doughnuts.  If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! I May Destroy You https://www.hbo.com/i-may-destroy-you The Baby-Sitters Club https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8690518/ Amanda Noret Reed https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0912073/ Chia Power Doughnuts http://somethingyummythiswaycomes.blogspot.com/2015/02/chia-power-doughnuts.html Oh She Glows Cookbook https://ohsheglows.com/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/2024m 28s

Ep. 171: Summer Listener Questions Episode — Part Two

Liz and Sarah answer more Listener Questions! Do they ever write just for fun? If they were Queens for a day, what small change would they implement to make the world a happier place? How do they handle gender bias in Hollywood? Has Liz set up her treadmill desk yet? And more! If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/2024m 52s

Ep. 170: Summer Listener Questions Episode — Part One

Liz and Sarah dive into Listener Questions. What is “good writing?” Do they have any “painfully blunt” advice about breaking into TV over the next couple of years? How was Sarah’s road trip to Minnesota — did she use the portable toilet she bought? And so many more... If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Cameo Portable Toilet: https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Toilet-Designed-Recreational-Activities-5-3-41541/dp/B004SFKJIQ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3043RHMA6S1L5&dchild=1&keywords=portable+toilet+camco+41545&qid=1597183023&sprefix=Portable+toilet+camco%2Caps%2C213&sr=8-1 Wolfwise Pop Up Privacy Shower Tent: https://www.amazon.com/WolfWise-Portable-Changing-Dressing-Backpack/dp/B01FXNRCWM/ref=sr_1_2?crid=22JY3SDBEJEHM&dchild=1&keywords=wolfwise+pop+up+privacy+toilet+tent&qid=1597183084&sprefix=Wolf+wise+%2Caps%2C236&sr=8-2 To learn more about listener data and our privacy prac