Listen to Episode 419 of Slate’s The Gist:
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On The Gist, guests Brian Koppelman and David Levien explain why they stopped making easy TV-show deals with networks. For Billions, the longtime creative duo decided to take the time to write the show they wanted to make on spec. Their series premiere set records for Showtime, and you can watch it for free online. You can also check out Brian’s podcast The Moment. For the Spiel, Mike identifies similar issues raised by Making a Murderer and the new season of Serial.
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