Ep. 108: A Cacophony of Choice (And Goodbye To Mary)

Ep. 108: A Cacophony of Choice (And Goodbye To Mary)

Happier in Hollywood - June 6, 2019 - 22:56

Liz and Sarah start with a poetic update— a reading of Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese.” Then in From The Treadmill Desks Of, they discuss the “cacophony of choice” they’re dealing with now that their overall at ABC Studios is over. It’s exciting that they’re free to do ANYTHING— but also overwhelming. As they analyze how to navigate their opportunities, they decide to stretch but also stay in their wheelhouse. One this is for sure— they’ll be Riding The Dragon, which they discuss in The Mailroom segment. This week’s Hollywood Hack: Take No For An Answer (something they wish they’d done sooner on a recent endeavor). Finally, Liz and Sarah bid Mary farewell as she offers a final Celebrity Sighting — Damon Wayans Jr. at the HaHa Comedy Club.Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese:” http://www.phys.unm.edu/~tw/fas/yits/archive/oliver_wildgeese.htmlLivingston Taylor: http://www.phys.unm.edu/~tw/fas/yits/archive/oliver_wildgeese.htmlStage Performance by Livingston Taylor:https://www.amazon.com/Stage-Performance-Livingston-Taylor/dp/1461068843/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3UET3Q49X6AIP&keywords=stage+performance+livingston+taylor&qid=1559685914&s=gateway&sprefix=Stage+Performan%2Caps%2C196&sr=8-1HaHa Comedy Club: http://hahacafecomedyclub.com/You can follow Mary Mehrkens: Instagram — @marymerkdog and Twitter — @MehrkdogIf you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. 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 Do The Thing. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends to Do the Thing.Photo by Hans-Peter Gauster on Unsplash

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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 17 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.