Ep. 15.— David Kreizman on Writing for Soaps, the WWE, and a New Hit Podcast for Kids


David Kreizman is an Emmy Award-winning soap opera showrunner, a former WWE head writer, and the co-creator and head writer of the hit podcast for kids (and their parents), “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel.”

Mars scored a 2016 Peabody Award and was named one of the year’s top podcasts by The Guardian. Last year it was optioned as a TV series. As Executive in Charge of Original Content at Gen-Z Media, David oversees the development and production of more than a dozen original scripted audio projects. Think old-timey radio for 2018.

In our in-depth interview, David explains about how Mars Patel went from an idea between friends in a coffee shop to the juggernaut it is today, the unique challenges in writing fictional stories for audio, and what it's like to write for The Guiding Light and Stone Cold Steve Austin.