20 Best Screenwriting Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about screenwriting ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best screenwriting podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Screenwriting Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Scriptnotes Podcast

  • Publisher: John August and Craig Mazin
  • Total Episodes: 65

Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.

On The Page

  • Publisher: Pilar Alessandra
  • Total Episodes: 496

ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.

Act Two Podcast

  • Publisher: Tasha Huo
  • Total Episodes: 44

Behind-the-Scenes of the Business and Craft of professional Screenwriting.

IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit

  • Publisher: Chris O’Falt
  • Total Episodes: 137

Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. From screenwriting to film language to cinematography, we’ll be examining the innovative ways today’s best filmmakers are getting their visions out into the world.

Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast

  • Publisher: Final Draft
  • Total Episodes: 219

Designed to help you navigate the screenwriting industry, Final Draft, interviews working screenwriters, agents, managers, and producers to show you how successful executives and writers make a living writing and working with screenplays, and how you can use their knowledge to break into the industry. Subscribe today to catch every episode!

The Screenwriting Life with Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna

  • Publisher: Meg LeFauve & Lorien McKenna
  • Total Episodes: 52

Welcome to The Screenwriting Life. Join us as professional screenwriters, Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna, whose combined credits include writing and production on such films as Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Captain Marvel discuss the craft, journey and business of writing for the screen. From dialogue to delivery, Meg and Lorien will guide you through the process, offering inside tips and tricks to help you become the best writer you can be. And now Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thescreenwritinglife/support

ScriptBlast Screenwriting Podcast

  • Publisher: ScriptBlast
  • Total Episodes: 18

Hosted by screenwriter and producer Hudson Phillips, the ScriptBlast Screenwriting Podcast exists to help you write better screenplays and write a better life. Jumpstart your productivity in our private screenwriting community! Join today at https://members.scriptblast.com. Learn more at http://www.scriptblast.com.

Notes on Your Notes

  • Publisher: Joshua and Adam
  • Total Episodes: 334

How do you learn to value your own creative process in a world so focused on results? Join writer Adam Lesser and director Joshua Townshend as we delve deep into the creative process across the storytelling spectrum–screenwriting, fiction, acting, directing, visual arts, sound design. We offer up tools, inspiration and insights that will transform your creative process.

The 21st Rewrite

  • Publisher: W. H. A. Coldwell
  • Total Episodes: 56

In-Depth screenwriting podcast, focusing on the great films of the 21st century. We have three episode formats, either individual screenplay breakdowns, subject-matter experts coming on to discuss a film they love, and interviews with prominent screenwriters.

The Visual Storytelling Podcast

  • Publisher: Chris Oatley
  • Total Episodes: 83

Disney Artist Chris Oatley helps you become a professional Visual Storyteller with Tutorials and Expert Interviews on Concept Art, Animation Visual Development, Character Design, Storyboarding, Comics, Illustration, Children’s Books and Screenwriting.

OnWriting: A Podcast of the WGA East

  • Publisher: Writers Guild of America, East
  • Total Episodes: 55

OnWriting is a screenwriting podcast brought to you by the Writers Guild of America, East. It’s a show about the stories we see on our screens and the people who make them happen. Each week, writers from the film, television, news and digital media industries talk to us about their work – from pitching to production, from process to favorite lines, and everything in between. Season 1 is hosted by Jordan Carlos. Seasons 2 & 3 are hosted by Caroline Waxler. Seasons 4-6 are hosted by Kaitlin Fontana. Seasons 7 – 8 are hosted by Geri Cole.

Ink2Screen’s podcast

  • Publisher: Amber Bosworth
  • Total Episodes: 45

Podcast for screenwriters, new and experienced. Screenwriting for a good cause. Screenwriting competition that supports the arts for the next generation.


  • Publisher: MovieMaker Magazine
  • Total Episodes: 104

From MovieMaker Magazine, a podcast featuring conversations with great moviemakers about the art and craft of making movies. Hosts Tim Molloy and Eric Steuer talk to moviemakers about screenwriting, directing, acting, and all of the other creative work that goes into moviemaking. Like MovieMaker’s print magazine and moviemaker.com, we’re here for everyone who wants to learn more about how movies are made. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Sigmon Cinema Podcast

  • Publisher: Eric A. Sigmon
  • Total Episodes: 38

A Podcast for true film lovers and Cinephiles. Let Sigmon take you on a journey through different topics revolving around the latest in film and film making. From reviewing movies, Collecting movies, movie trivia, to directing, screenwriting, actors/their careers, behind the scenes & more, Sigmon has got you covered. Grab your popcorn and tune in.

The Screenwriters Network Podcast: A Screenwriting Podcast for Emerging Writers!

  • Publisher: screenwritersnetwork
  • Total Episodes: 11

Interviews with members of the Screenwriters Network Discord server. Guests include professional screenwriters with produced film and television credits. Emerging writers who have optioned screenplays and made The Black List, Blood List, and Hit List. Get insight on how to finish at the top of contests from Austin Film Festival winners and Nicholl Fellowship Finalists. Each episode we discuss the writing process, screenwriting contests, fellowships, dealing with rejection, optioning scripts, and navigating Hollywood from around the world. Join the server: http://thescreenwritersnetwork.com

Cinematic Heartland: A Filmmaking Podcast

  • Publisher: Kevin Isaacson
  • Total Episodes: 98

Do you have a passion for filmmaking, screenwriting, directing, acting, or any other of the many facets of creating content? Do you live outside a major film industry market? This is the place to be. Follow the trials, tribulations, and celebrations of Midwestern filmmaker Kevin Isaacson of I Like Ike Films LLC as he offers up his insights, thoughts, opinions, and knowledge on being an independent filmmaker outside of L.A. or N.Y.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)

Movie Reviews and Breakdowns

  • Publisher: Write On, Dudes!
  • Total Episodes: 15

Screenwriting enthusiasts John Boggs and Stanley Pomianowski talk about and break down movies from a screenwriting perspective. Join them in fun discussions!

Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota

  • Publisher: Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota
  • Total Episodes: 85

Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota is a podcast about people who’ve turned their emotional shit into fertilizer for success. It’s about seeing our darkest moments as opportunities for learning, growth and transformation. We’ll cover topics like addiction and mental health, isolation, and loneliness, narcissism versus self-care and difficult family and work relationships. For more, visit http://marciasirotamd.com/. Dr. Marcia Sirota is a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in Toronto, Canada. She has more than 25 years of experience and specializes in health and wellness, healing trauma, unblocking creativity and empowering people to be their best self. She is the author of 5 books and an instructor of Udemy online courses. In her spare time, she enjoys screenwriting, yoga and working out.

How I Wrote That

  • Publisher: Khanisha Foster
  • Total Episodes: 18

How I Wrote That is a podcast presented by The Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting, and hosted by Khanisha Foster. In each episode, we sit down with the top women in writing. They invite us into their homes and studios so we may ask how they got there. We discuss how they write, what they write, and the advice they would give to those listening. Stephens is dedicated to increasing the number of women working in television and film. How I Wrote That cultivates the relationship between those who have already made it and those who are dreaming up.

Forget The Box

  • Publisher: Stareable Film School
  • Total Episodes: 23

The ultimate web series podcast, talking with experts to teach you how to best make, market, and monetize your digital independent series. Hosted by Stareable, the largest community of web series creators, each episode will focus on a different aspect of the production process, covering everything from the idea, to fundraising, to editing, to film festivals, and beyond. Topics will also include: Brainstorming | Screenwriting | Crowdfunding | Pre-Production | Contracts | Casting| Marketing | Film sets | Getting an agent | Social Media | Post-Production | Sponsorships | Branding | Brand deals | Directing | Producing | Acting | Cinematography | Pitching your web series | Distribution | Networking

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