The Moment
The Moment

Beth Schacter and Her TV Writing Career

The Quantico writer and producer discusses the many things she loves about her job.

March 8 2017 9:00 AMHooman Majd on His Evolving Experience as an Iranian American The author and journalist on writing about the Iran he knows.
Feb. 14 2017 5:16 PMPatterson Hood on American Band and His Long CareerThe prolific songwriter and musician talks about the journey to his band’s 11th album.
Feb. 7 2017 10:18 AMEvan McMullin Is Standing Up for Our RepublicThe former independent presidential candidate is leading the charge to fight for our democracy.
Jan. 20 2017 2:20 PMMike Lupica on Trump and the Story of His CareerThe renowned columnist talks about making it as a writer and his concerns with Donald Trump.
Jan. 5 2017 1:41 PMJames Altucher on Meaningful Work, Parenthood, and Reinventing YourselfThe entrepreneur and best-selling author talks about why this podcast needs to exist in a Trump world.
Oct. 20 2016 2:05 PMDaniel Negreanu on Poker and Picking Up TellsOne of the best poker players in the world talks about the skills that changed his life.
Sept. 27 2016 5:42 PMWill Toledo on Car Seat Headrest and Teens of DenialThe up-and-coming singer-songwriter reaches nostalgic adults and upbeat teenagers alike with his anthemic songs.
Sept. 7 2016 11:25 AMGlen Phillips on Divorce and Being Swallowed by the NewToad the Wet Sprocket’s singer-songwriter talks about the catastrophic changes that led him to create his most bracingly honest album yet.
July 26 2016 1:25 PMMike Birbiglia on Workshopping Your Screenplay and Don’t Think TwiceThe comedian and filmmaker talks about the group readings at his apartment that helped shape his new movie.
June 22 2016 4:48 PMSavannah Guthrie on Growing Up, Interviewing, and Making the DecisionThe co-anchor of The Today Show tells the story of a decision that changed the course of her life.
May 24 2016 4:13 PMAndrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods and the Power of TravelThe creator of Travel Channel’s hit show talks about the decision he made to be himself rather than a character of himself on TV.
May 4 2016 1:28 PMRyan Holiday Talks Stoicism and Why Ego Is the EnemyWhat’s holding you back from doing your best work?
April 12 2016 4:37 PMJane Rosenthal on Tribeca Films and Making Movies WorkThe co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival talks about finding her way to the work she was always meant to do.
March 15 2016 3:21 PMTom Rath on Impulse Control and Establishing Healthy HabitsThe best-selling author and researcher uses his cancer diagnosis to help us learn about the small changes we can make to improve our lives.
Feb. 29 2016 11:11 AMZach Quinto Talks Smokefall, Self-Examination, and SnowdenThe actor and producer reflects on how the death of his father shaped his worldview and craft.
Feb. 22 2017 6:03 PMMarcus Samuelsson on The Red Rooster Cookbook and Capturing the Essence of HarlemThe chef and owner of Red Rooster talks about food’s role in cultural moments.
Feb. 8 2017 4:35 PMTake It From Evan McMullin: Calling Your Representative WorksThe former independent presidential candidate thinks we need to push our elected leaders to put the country before partisanship.
Feb. 2 2017 4:21 PMJosh Ritter on Early Influences and Sermon on the RocksOne of the great living songwriters talks about finding his voice in the music.
Jan. 10 2017 11:26 AMComedian Adam Carolla on What People Get Wrong About HimIs the podcasting pioneer serially misunderstood?
Nov. 1 2016 2:40 PMJohn Grisham on The Whistler, Writing Thrillers, and Righting WrongsThe best-selling author talks about the issues in our justice system that he continues to wrestle with 25 years later.
Oct. 5 2016 4:24 PMRichard Shindell on Careless and Storytelling MusicAn expat songwriter writes heartbreaking music about the undocumented.
Sept. 21 2016 5:10 PMSeth Godin on Creativity, Writer’s Block, and What It Sounds Like When You Change Your MindThe best-selling author talks about his latest book and why he doesn’t believe writer’s block exists.
Aug. 23 2016 3:57 PMMichael Chiklis on The Shield, Performing, and InfluenceThe actor talks about the rage that filled him when he went to audition for Vic Mackey on The Shield.
July 14 2016 5:11 PMMark Halperin on the Role of Journalism and Donald TrumpThe veteran journalist talks about why he still believes most politicians are in it for good.
June 7 2016 4:39 PMAlan Furst on A Hero of France and Becoming a NovelistThe master of historical spy fiction talks about a trip to the Soviet Union and how he never fully returned.
May 19 2016 12:17 PMHayes Carll on Lovers and LeaversThe singer-songwriter digs deep on his latest album and comes up with the best record of his career.
April 19 2016 3:22 PMKaryn Kusama on The Invitation and Being Comfortable in Her SkinThe gifted director talks about recognizing the strangeness in great works of art.
March 29 2016 3:04 PMChef Gabrielle Hamilton on How Writing Is a Lot Like CookingThe best-selling author and owner of Prune talks about why plates and paragraphs both need editors.
March 8 2016 10:50 AMMalin Akerman on Billions, Motherhood, and Making the JumpThe actress talks about sexual mores in America and how they affect her on and off set.
Feb. 23 2016 1:12 PMEthan Canin on A Doubter’s Almanac and the State of FictionThe masterful short story writer and novelist talks about building his stories with a mechanic’s eye and an empathic heart.