Graham Linehan (returns): Episode 174

14Jan

Graham Linehan is the first guest to make a hat-trick of appearances on the podcast and this encounter does not disappoint. Graham discusses the upcoming Women’s March in London and the importance of taking activism offline (4:00), while also explaining the truly dark side of trolling (11:00) and what he sees as the cause behind the gender pay gap in the entertainment industry (49:00). 

As he is now writing the first series of Motherland, Graham speaks about being the only male member of a four-person writing team and the current challenges of writing funny (31:00). From revealing why he believes Father Ted fans do not want to see a spin-off show (50:00) to explaining the concept of making more money as a failure in the US than as a success in Britain (47:00) this conversation is a must-listen.

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