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Happier in Hollywood

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Veteran TV writers Liz Craft and Sarah Fain demystify Hollywood by making career and personal struggles universal. Friends since high school and writing partners for over 20 years, Liz and Sarah have survived and thrived in Tinseltown’s male-dominated entertainment industry, guided by blind optimism and a Midwestern work ethic. Along the way they've learned a lot about kicking ass, kissing ass, and office yoga.

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Panoply

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Veteran TV writers Liz Craft and Sarah Fain demystify Hollywood by making career and personal struggles universal. Friends since high school and writing partners for over 20 years, Liz and Sarah have survived and thrived in Tinseltown’s male-dominated entertainment industry, guided by blind optimism and a Midwestern work ethic. Along the way they've learned a lot about kicking ass, kissing ass, and office yoga.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 355: Failing At Flow

2/29/2024
Liz and Sarah have a ton of work to do, but they’re having trouble getting into “the flow.” How can they stop being distracted by ping ponging projects and focus on one thing at a time? In Take A Hike, Liz shares her happiness dilemma. She loves being social but she always dreads whatever plan she’s made once she’s made it. Then Sarah talks about why she created a “cloffice,” and how it has transformed her work life. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help with flow: use a 2 cup thermal coffee pot. Finally, Sarah recommends the memoir Unraveling, by Peggy Orenstein. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Lafeeca Thermal Coffee Carafe: Lafeeca Thermal Coffee Carafe Tea Pot Stainless Steel, Double Wall Vacuum Insulated | Cool Touch Handle | Hot & Cold Retention | Non-Slip Silicone Base | BPA Free Blackamazon.com Unraveling but Peggy Orenstein: Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World’s Ugliest Sweateramazon.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:31:25

Ep. 354: What We Learned From Listening

2/22/2024
When it comes to pitching, Liz and Sarah are usually the ones who are talking rather than listening. Today they share what they learned when they listened to another writer’s pitch. In The Happiness Project Revisited segment, Sarah shares what she’s doing for the February theme of energy — including going to bed by 10:30PM, the Prolon fast, and Pilates. Next, in They will Craft (& Fain) Liz and Sarah talk about Dabble Writer, which they’ve started using to write their novel. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help those who are participating in No Spend February: Don’t memorize your credit card number. Finally, Liz recommends Griselda on Netflix. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Prolon: Try ProLon® Offerprolonlife.com Dabble Writer: Dabble | Craft your Storydabblewriter.com Griselda trailer: Griselda | Official Trailer | Netflixyoutube.com Cocaine Godmother trailer: Cocaine Godmother Trailer (2018) Catherine Zeta-Jones Movieyoutube.com Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:19

Ep. 353: Nothing Changed But Everything Changed

2/15/2024
Liz and Sarah discuss how a great meeting with an executive made them realize how much their perception shapes their reality. Even though technically nothing has changed in terms of Hollywood “getting back to normal,” it suddenly feels like it has. And that’s a good thing! In Take A Hike, Sarah describes the benefits of Kirtan Kriya meditation. Then Liz and Sarah answer a Mailroom question about how ethical writers were (or weren’t) during the strike. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you focus: turn off notifications on your devices! Finally, Sarah recommends a docudrama on Netflix — The Social Dilemma. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Kirtan Kriya Meditation: kundalini.yoga The Social Dilemma: A Netflix Original documentarythesocialdilemma.com Photo by Saffu on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:11

Ep. 352: Our First “Roar 24” & Embrace Your Core

2/8/2024
Liz and Sarah headed to The Emerald Iguana Inn for their first “Roar 24,” an intense, twenty-four hour work session. They finished a draft of their latest pitch and made (some) headway on their novel. In Take A Hike, they discuss why it’s fun to “embrace your core.” Are you Cottagecore like Sarah? Or maybe Valleymomcore like Liz? Define your own core! In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a Hit to the 2024 Grammys and Bomb to themselves for deciding to change all of their characters’ names before an evening of discussing their novel. This week’s Hollywood Hack added a touch of whimsy to Sarah’s new office: a shiny light switch cover. Finally, Liz recommends the reality competition show The Trust: A Game of Greed on Netflix. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Emerald Iguana Inn: Book Hotel Lodge in Ojai, CAemeraldiguana.com Cottagecore: Cottagecoreen.wikipedia.org Shiny Light Switch Cover: Shiny Golden Rhinestones Wall Plate Cover Double Toggle Toggle Light Switch Cover Rhinestones Decorative Outlet Covers Wall Plate 2 Gang Decorativeamazon.com The Trust: A Game of Greed trailer: The Trust: A Game of Greed | Official Trailer | Netflixyoutube.com Photo by Süheyl Burak on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:06

Ep. 351: Bad Work = Bad Notes & No Spend February

2/1/2024
Liz and Sarah had an insight after a recent notes call about a pitch they’re working on— it’s a lot easier to give good notes on good material. If you’re getting bad notes, examine your project to determine if you need to make a fundamental change. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah share why they’re doing No Spend February and reveal exactly what items are included. Then, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss why you might want to come up with a tagline for your project — whether it’s a TV pitch or a trip with friends. This week’s Hollywood Hack has made Sarah more calm: Change your smart watch face. Finally, this week Sarah recommends the book Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age by Julie Bogart. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Raising Critical Thinkers by Julie Bogart: Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Ageamazon.com Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:21

Ep. 350: 2024 Winter Listener Questions Episode!

1/25/2024
Liz and Sarah are celebrating the 350th episode of HIH with Winter Listener Questions. Why did Liz’s mom have Liz and Gretchen six years apart? What tips does Sarah have for adding a new puppy to the family? Will Liz and Sarah host a NON-writing HIH retreat? What writers room from the past do they wish they could go back and be a part of? Liz and Sarah answer all these questions and so many more! Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Photo by Minator Yang on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:31:31

Ep. 349: Novel Lessons!

1/18/2024
Liz and Sarah discuss what they learned by reading the full first draft of their novel. Lesson One? Don’t waste time trying to make it perfect! Then friend of the pod Brook Sitgraves Turner joins Liz and Sarah to talk about her latest project — the amazing documentary, Brief Tender Light, directed by Arthur Musah. Next they introduce a new monthly segment for 2024 — The Happiness Project: Revisited. This month Sarah shares her 24 for 24 list. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you smell good: Morton Essentials Pink Grapefruit Natural Deodorant Cream. Finally, Sarah recommends following @clarabelletoks on Threads. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Brief Tender Light: https://www.pbs.org/video/brief-tender-light-pv6typ/#:~:text=A%20Ghanaian%20MIT%20alum%20follows,Rwanda%2C%20Tanzania%2C%20and%20Zimbabwe. Brook Sitgraves Turner: Brook Sitgraves Turner | Writer, Additional Crew, Producerimdb.com The Happiness Project: Revisted The Happiness Projectthe-happiness-project.com Morton Essentials Pink Grapefruit Deodorant Cream: Pink Grapefruit Aluminum-Free Deodorant Creammortonessentials.com @clarabelletoks on Threads Clare (@clarabelletoks) on Threadsthreads.net Photo by Nav Rashmi Kalsi on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:35:02

Ep. 348: A New New Year!

1/11/2024
All of Sarah and Liz’s New Year momentum has been sucked away by Influenza A and Covid-19. To regain their sense of purpose, they’ve decided that January 16 will be their new New Year’s Day. In Take A Hike, they discuss how asking how decision making is made easier by asking yourself, “Is it a 10?” Pondering a rich dessert? Is it a 10? Contemplating a new side project? Is it a 10? Then they answer a Mailroom question about why there might be multiple projects about the same subject matter. Sarah shares a Hollywood Hack that will improve your smile — the Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 toothbrush. Finally, Liz recommends Maid and Class, two gripping memoirs from writer Stephanie Land. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 toothbrush: Sonic-Fusion® 2.0, White with Chrome Accents SF-03waterpik.com Maid by Stephanie Land: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Surviveamazon.com Class: A Memoir by Stephanie Land: Class: A Memoiramazon.com Stephanie Land’s website: Stephanie Land – Unflinching writing about what it means to be poor in Americastepville.com Photo by Efe Kurnaz on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:30:36

Ep. 347: 2024 Goals And More Goals!

1/4/2024
Now that it’s 2024, Liz and Sarah are outlining their goals for the year — as a team and as individuals. First on the list? Sell their novel! In Take A Hike, Sarah announces that she intends to use her new Pilates reformer one hundred and fifty times this year, and Liz says she’s going to take fifty classes at Orange Theory. In The Mailroom, they respond to a listener who wants to know what they mean when they talk about “breaking” an episode. This week Sarah has a Hollywood Hack that will keep your perishables fresh: Ambrosia Linen Refrigerator Bags. Finally, Sarah has a Hollywood podcast recommendation — The Ankler Podcast. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Orange Theory: Group Fitness Classes & Heart –Rate-Based Interval Trainingorangetheory.com Ambrosia Linen Refrigerator Bags: Ambrosia Bagsambrosiaproducebag.com The Ankler Podcast: The Ankler. | Richard Rushfield | Substacktheankler.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:26:33

Ep. 346: Getting Real About Reality TV

12/28/2023
Liz loves reality TV, so today she’s in for a treat! Liz and Sarah talk to non-fiction showrunner Rebecca Graham Forde about all things reality TV. How is showrunning a non-fiction show different from a drama? How is it the same? And is it really REAL? Then, in The Mailroom, Rebecca answers a question from a listener who wants to pitch a show about kittens in New York City. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you get dressed in the morning: Remind yourself what you have in your closet. Finally, Liz has a reality show recommendation — Season Two of Paris in Love. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Rebecca Graham Forde: Rebecca Graham | Producer, Writer, Directorimdb.com Paris in Love | Season 2 | Official Trailer | Peacock Originalyoutube.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:29

Ep. 345: Sarah’s Getting Happier With Gretchen Rubin

12/21/2023
Fifteen years ago, Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project changed Sarah’s life—it helped her decide to have her amazing daughter, Violet. Now Sarah wants to get happier again with Gretchen’s new course The Happiness Project: Revisited. Gretchen joins Liz and Sarah to talk about what Sarah can expect from the course in the year ahead. One thing? More energy! Then Gretchen has a Hollywood Hack that will definitely make all of us happier: Suit yourself! Don’t get discouraged when something doesn’t work; try a different approach that’s right for you. Finally, Liz and Sarah have a joint audio book recommendation — The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Side Hustle School. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Happiness Project: Revisited https://the-happiness-project.com/ The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin The Happiness Projectaudible.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:35:04

Ep. 344: Liz & Sarah’s 2023 Favorites!

12/14/2023
As 2023 comes to an end, Liz and Sarah discuss their favorite everything from the year. From Liz’s favorite Real Housewives podcast (Drama Darling) to Sarah’s favorite little thing that had a big impact (her gorgeous new salad bowl), to their favorite team activity (the HIH Retreat at the Johnny Cash Ranch), they cover it all! Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Side Hustle School . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Liz & Sarah’s Favorites: Favorite Non-Fiction Book: Sarah — Burn It Down by Maureen Ryan Liz — Number Go Up by Zeke Faux FavoriteFiction Book: Sarah — Tom Lake by Ann Patchett Liz — The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Favorite Movie: Sarah — Elemental Liz — Barbie Favorite TV Drama: Sarah — The Night Agent on Netflix Liz — Succession on MAX Favorite TV Comedy: Sarah — Somebody Somewhere on MAX Liz — Physical on Apple TV+ Favorite TV Pilot Episode: Sarah — Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix Favorite TV Reality Show: Sarah — Great British Baking Show on Netflix Liz — The Traitors on Peacock Favorite Overall Podcast: Sarah — More Perfect from WNYC Studios Liz — The Powers That Be from Puck Favorite True Crime Podcast: Liz — Scamanda from iHeart Favorite Audible Series: Sarah — Slayer, A Buffy Verse Story Favorite Housewives Podcast: Drama Darling hosted by Amy Phillips Favorite Beauty Product: Sarah — TheraFace Pro Liz — Dry Bar Liquid Glass Moisture Rich Miracle Smoothing Sealant Favorite Item of Clothing: Sarah — Natural Life dress Liz — Uniqlo Easy Cargo pants Natural Life Favorite Shoes: Sarah — Hokas Liz — Black Arizona Shearling Birkenstocks Favorite Little Thing with Big Impact: Sarah — Salad bowl from Cercana in Ojai Liz — Inevifit Bathroom Scale Favorite Activity: Sarah — volunteering at VCAS Liz — restarting Mah Jong Favorite Team Activity: Sarah & Liz — Happier In Hollywood Retreat 2023 Favorite Restaurant: Sarah — Zadie’s in Ojai Liz — Bacari in Sherman Oaks Favorite Accomplishment: Sarah — getting her Pilates Reformer Liz — completing her Fryman 100 To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:34:12

Ep. 343: Liz & Sarah’s 2024 Team Theme!

12/7/2023
Liz and Sarah share their Team Theme for 2024 — Hear Us Roar 2024! They also reveal their personal words for the year. Sarah’s is “steps” and Liz’s is “book.” In Take Two, they revisit the topic of Sarah making salads, which has sparked a major discussion in the HIH FB group! This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you impress when entertaining: Don’t be afraid to prepare for an occasion early. Possibly years early. Finally, Sarah recommends watching the documentary series Beckham on Netflix. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: The Satellite Sisters: The Satellite Sisters Podcast / A Pep Talk for Modern Womensatellitesisters.com Sarah’s 2024 word bracelet: Monica Vinader | Women’s Jewelry | Shop Christmas Nowmonicavinader.com Beckham trailer: 'BECKHAM' Documentary Series | Official Trailer | Netflixyoutube.com Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:30:51

Ep. 342: Novel Plans & An Unsubscribe Spree

11/30/2023
Christmas is coming, and Liz and Sarah are determined to finish a first draft of their novel. But they’ve made a slight adjustment to their plan — since so much is changing, they’re going to leave the last third of the book in outline form until the next the draft. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares an idea that listener Laura discovered on TikTok — plan a 90 Day Dinner with friends when times are tough. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah gives listener Melissa a Hit for being Sarah’s salad tutor. And Liz gives herself a Bomb for not having finished Outlive by Dr. Peter Attia. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help clean up your inbox: go on an unsubscribe spree! Finally, Liz recommends a limited series — Candy on Hulu. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity by Dr. Peter Attia: Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity - New Book by Peter Attiapeterattiamd.com Candy — official trailer: Candy | Official Trailer | Disney+youtube.com Photo by Gülfer ERGİN on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:43

Ep. 341: Liz & Sarah’s 2023 Gift Guide!

11/23/2023
The Holiday Season is upon us! Liz and Sarah share their favorite gifts for 2023, including Cal Pak’s water bottle sling, puzzle sorting trays, dry erase wall dots, Oofos slides, and gift boxes from the Women’s Bean Project. Plus, so much more! Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: ECCOSOPHY large beach blanket : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFLRNL2?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1 CALPAK water bottle sling: https://www.calpaktravel.com Wanderful water bottle sling: https://www.amazon.com/WanderFull Cal Pak Luka Expandable Laptop Tote: https://www.calpaktravel.com/products/luka-expandable-laptop-tote/celery Yeti Go Box: https://www.yeti.com/cargo/storage/gobox-30.html The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin: https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Act-Way-Being/dp/0593652886/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1700505209&sr=8-1 Outlive by Peter Attica, MD: https://www.amazon.com/Outlive-Longevity-Peter-Attia-MD/dp/0593236599/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1700505263&sr=8-1 Audio books from independent bookstores: https://libro.fm/gift I’m Dead Now What? https://www.signals.com Gretchen’s The Happiness Project: Revisited course: happiercast.com/THPR2024 Don’t Break The Chain Tracker, Five Senses Journal, and Tackle Box: https://the-happiness-project.com/?_gl=1*5t2ib0*_ga*MTMyODAzNTYyOC4xNzAwNTA2MTY4*_ga_7C83YBXZPT*MTcwMDUwNjE2OC4xLjAuMTcwMDUwNjE2OC42MC4wLjA. Wooden puzzle from Liberty Puzzles: https://libertypuzzles.com/ Stackable puzzle sorting trays: https://www.amazon.com/Puzzle-Sorting-Tray Flirt Dry Erase Dots Wall Decal from Wayfair: https://www.wayfair.com/Ebern-Designs Reusable paper towels from Paloma Danger: https://palomadanger.com/collections/reusable-napkins Uniqlo Easy Cargo pants — black — 49.90 https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/products/E456106-000/00?colorDisplayCode=09&sizeDisplayCode=003 Mother’s Hustler Ankle Fray Jeans (238.00) https://www.nordstrom.com/s/mother-the-hustler-fray-ankle-bootcut-jeans/4878878?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FAll%20Results&color=405 Oofos slides: https://www.oofos.com/collections/trending-womens-styles/products/womens-oomega-ooahh-sandal-black?variant=40916917583987 Retro Radio Farm: http://www.retroradiofarm.com/ PMD Clean Pro — Smart Facial Cleansing Device: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PQ7Q26F?th=1 Rose Quartz Roller: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087YPY5L5?th=1 Women’s Bean Project gift box: https://www.womensbeanproject.com/product-category/gifts/premium-gift-boxes/ Organize & Prioritize Planner: https://www.blazardesignstudio.com/shop/organize-prioritize-planner Hello Harlot: https://www.helloharlot.com/collections/the-housewives-collection Trapp Home Fragrance Mists: https://trappfragrances.com/collections/home-fragrance-mists?gad=1&gclid=CjwKCAjws9ipBhB1EiwAccEi1DQDUdRPEqRY1eR3mT1fttAzrtUzCa34a1P-ldni3XqE-17F_bDoWBoCUrYQAvD_BwE Notes To Self Socks: https://www.notestoself.com/ Helen Jon Hooded Terry Cover-up: https://www.helenjon.com/products/hooded-terry-cover-up-paros?_pos=1&_sid=b8290be2e&_ss=r Topsy’s Popcorn: https://www.topsyspopcorn.com/item?size=3 Cercana alpaca blanket: https://cercanaojai.com/ Ojai Olive Oil: https://ojaioliveoil.com Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:30

Ep. 340: Julia Child & How To Get A Rep With Manager Todd Schulkin

11/16/2023
Liz and Sarah talk to one of their oldest friends, Todd Schulkin, who is a manger, producer, and Executive Director of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy. He’s also the guy who got them their first agent in Hollywood, and he has tips for pre-WGA writers about how to land an agent or manager. (Spoiler alert: A coherent logline is key.) Then they have a Hollywood Hack that will help you turn off the TV and go to sleep: When you’re binging a show, watch the teaser for the next episode, then turn it off. Next, Liz had a Celebrity Sighting — she saw Lisa Rinna THREE TIMES at Fryman Canyon. Finally, Liz has a Julia Child inspired recommendation: The Spot in Carpenteria, home to Julia Child’s favorite burger. (And stay tuned for a Julia Child related button with EP Chuck Reed’s sister, Chef Danielle Reed!) Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Todd Schulkin: About Schulkin Managementschulkinmanagement.com Julia Season Two trailer: Julia Season 2 | Official Trailer | Maxyoutube.com Lisa Rinna: L I S A R I N N A (@lisarinna) • Instagram photos and videosinstagram.com The Spot: The Spot | Carpinteria CAfacebook.com Chef Danielle Reed: Home | Sur l' Adoursurladour.square.site To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:37:46

Ep. 339: Forging A Path Through Chaos

11/9/2023
Liz and Sarah discuss their plan to forge a clear path amidst the post-WGA strike chaos. That includes committing to finishing a first draft of their novel before Christmas! In Take A Hike, they talk about the benefit of creating a discussion agenda. Then Liz and Sarah give themselves a Bomb for letting the HIH website falter, and listener Laura gets a Hit for reaching out about fixing it. This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your Zoom meetings: put parchment over your ring light to prevent a reflection in your glasses. Finally, this week Liz and Sarah have a joint recommendation — Mayim Bialik’s video about what it feels like to Jewish right now. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Happier Ladies podcast: Happier LadiesAzizi Williams Kenzi Enright’s dad’s dIscussion agenda: Dad's incredible 'discussion' agenda for bar meetups goes viraldailymail.co.uk Mayim Bialik video: mayim bialik on Instagram: "I recorded this last night and have decided to post it a little bit before the West Coast starts preparing for Shabbat. Wishing you all a safe weekend."instagram.com Big Fat Positive Podcast: How Big Fat Positive Podcastbigfatpositivepodcast.com Photo by Jan Kopřiva on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:26:04

Ep. 338: Creativity Begets Creativity

11/2/2023
When Liz and Sarah sat down to discuss ideas for their next HIH retreat, they realized having one idea made it easier to have another and another. Creativity begets creativity! In Take A Hike, Sarah talks about the benefit of knowing your neighbors. She even borrowed an actual cup of sugar from someone on her cul-de-sac! Liz and Sarah answer a question about how to know if your child might be a future writer in The Mailroom. (Note: Asking for a typewriter is a definite sign.) This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from HIH retreat attendee Jenn — sing bad news. Then Liz is on a Celebrity Sighting roll. She saw Maya Rudolph at a cross country meet. Finally, this week Liz recommends two books for people interested in the world of crypto — Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis and Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall by Zeke Faux. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Maya Rudolph: Maya Rudolph - Biography - IMDbimdb.com Going Infinite by Michael Lewis: Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoonamazon.com Number Go Up by Zeke Faux: Number Go Up: Inside Crypto's Wild Rise and Staggering Fallamazon.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:27

Ep. 337: The HIH Retreat Retro!

10/26/2023
The Happier In Hollywood Retreat 2023 is in the books! It was a huge success, and now Sarah and Liz are discussing what was fantastic (the people, the place, the sound bath, the conversation) and what they’d change for the next one (less food). In Take A Hike, inspired by the weekend, they talk about the Magic of Community. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they share a writing exercise (suggested by a retreat attendee) designed to help you tell your story in meetings. This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your posture: the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair. Finally, Sarah has an Audible series recommendation — Slayers: A Buffyverse Story. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Johnny Cash Ranch: JOHNNY CASH RANCH - Ojai Rentals, Villas, Getawaysenchantedvacationrentals.com Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair: Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guaranteeamazon.com Slayers: A Buffyverse Story: Slayers: A Buffyverse Storyaudible.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:33:15

Ep. 336: All The Scary Things Rolled Into One Retreat

10/19/2023
Liz and Sarah are prepping for the 2023 HIH Retreat. It’s all the scary things rolled into one — entertaining, public speaking, meeting new people. They’re excited but nervous! In Take A Hike, Sarah discusses why she’s happy she found a volunteer opportunity that works for her (spoiler alert: dogs are involved). This week’s Hollywood Hack makes working at home more pleasant and quite possibly more productive: Try a work change of scene in your home. Then Liz had another Celebrity Sighting: Tiffani Amber Thiessen at the Encino Katsuya. Finally, Liz has a book recommendation — End Credits: How I Broke Up with Hollywood by Patty Lin. Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Get in touch on Threads: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Ventura County Animal Services: Ventura County Animal Servicesvcas.us Tiffani Thiessen: Words From Metiffanithiessen.com End Credits: How I Broke Up with Hollywood by Patty Lin: End Credits: How I Broke Up with Hollywoodamazon.com Photo by Brandon DesJarlais on Unsplash To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:26:15