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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 17 years, Liz and Sarah have survived and thrived in Tinseltown’s male-dominated entertainment industry, guided by blind optimism and…

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    Ep. 274: Being Mindful Of STUFF — Stress, Time, Uncertainty, Fear, & Fatigue

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 31:11

    Liz and Sarah share some key takeaways from the excellent Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging training they recently attended, including how their personal identifiers impact their leadership styles — in both positive and negative ways. They also discuss the concept of STUFF, which stands for Stress, Time, Uncertainty, Fear, & Fatigue. When we experience STUFF it can be harder to effectively process opinions different from our own — but there ARE ways to make sure everyone still gets heard. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question about the TV trend of rebooting shows that have been off the air for less than a decade. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack applies to everyone everywhere: Remember to be a tourist in your own hometown.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Jones Inclusive: https://jonesinclusive.com/about-jones/our-ceo/ How To Become an Inclusive Leader by Dr Steven Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He9498nKyRw 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

    Ep. 273: Bad Sisters & How To Deal With “Crazy”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 29:14

    Liz and Sarah discuss the upcoming Apple TV+ show, Bad Sisters. They developed the same show (based on a Flemish series) twice for ABC, but it (rightly) never got past the script stage. Now they're excited to see how Sharon Horgan brings it to life. In Take A Hike, they offer three strategies for dealing with “crazy.” Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz gives Sarah a hit for using her alone time well when Violet was at camp. And together they give a Bomb to the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack offers an affordable source of trendy but well-made clothes: Universal Thread at Target.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Bad Sisters: https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/news/2022/07/apple-tv-debuts-trailer-for-new-dark-comedy-bad-sisters-from-award-winning-creator-and-star-sharon-horgan/ Sharon Horgan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1279721/ Olivia Julianna (@Oliviajulianna): https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/07/30/body-shame-win-teenager-gaetz/ Deadline letter signed by female showrunners: https://deadline.com/2022/07/female-writers-showrunners-abortion-rights-letter-to-hollywood-studios-1235080241/ Universal Thread: https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=Univeral+Thread 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

    Ep. 272: From Book To Screen and Writer Friends!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 29:56

    This week, Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of spending time with their TV writer friends! Then, in Amplify, Liz and Sarah recommend fellow showrunner and author Rasheed Newson's new book, My Government Means to Kill Me. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question on how books become movies or shows. Finally, their assistant Lauren is back with this week's Hollywood Hack: be an inviter! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Rasheed Newson https://www.rasheednewson.com/ My Government Means to Kill Me https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250833525/mygovernmentmeanstokillme Lauren Conoscenti https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft 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

    Ep. 271: Passing Off Worry & Big Bullseyes Vs. Small Bullseyes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 23:25

    This week, Liz and Sarah are passing off their worry to the experts! They share how trusting your team can take the weight off. Then—one, two, three—in Take A Hike, they talk about how keeping a daily count can help mark each day with gratitude. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss the difference between big bullseyes and small bullseyes, and how shows likeBarryandYellowjacketshit their targets. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack from a listener is sticky business: the power of the Post-it note! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Matt Miller https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588936/ HBO | Barry https://www.hbo.com/barry Showtime | Yellowjackets https://www.sho.com/yellowjackets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 270: How To Write A Novel With Author Lian Dolan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 38:37

    This week, Liz and Sarah have an update on their company, Fun Job Productions—after two years, did they decide to keep their fiction podcast company going? Then, Liz and Sarah are joined by author and fellow podcaster Lian Dolan! They talk about Lian's latest novel, Lost and Found in Paris, her writing process, and how to dive into that book project you've been wanting to start. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will improve your social life: have friends of all ages! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Lian Dolan https://www.liandolan.com/ Lost and Found in Paris: A Novel https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Found-Paris-Lian-Dolan/dp/006321122X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Satellite Sisters Podcast https://www.liandolan.com/satellite-sisters-podcast/ Lian Dolan on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/liandolan/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 269: A Reality Check & The Writing Process

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 31:44

    This week, Liz and Sarah have a reality check for aspiring TV writers. From making less money to doing free work, the business has gotten even more brutal. Their advice? Follow your dreams, but know what you're in for. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk about the importance of work traditions—how they mark milestones, help them bond, and make hard work more fun. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they answer a listener question about the writing process on Fantasy Island. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will elevate your summer adventures—challenge yourself on vacation!  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS  FOX | Fantasy Island  https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/  Santa Monica Pier | Pacific Wheel  https://pacpark.com/santa-monica-amusement-park/ferris-wheel/  Benihana  https://www.benihana.com/  Ojai Valley Inn  https://www.ojaivalleyinn.com/  Katsu-ya  https://www.katsu-yagroup.com/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 268: Vacation Vibes & Email Etiquette

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 28:35

    Even though Liz and Sarah are still in the middle of post production for Season 2 of Fantasy Island, they discuss how they feel like they're on vacation! In Take A Hike, they reveal their summer themes: Liz is planning a Summer of Health, and Sarah is looking forward to a Summer of Settling (in a good way). Next, in Amplify, they spotlight the delightful Gordita Chronicles, a new show on HBOMax that's fun for the whole family. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah tackle email etiquette. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you quick-change into your favorite necklaces—the Locking Magnetic Jewelry Clasp! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happier | Podcast 67: Design Your Summer, a Deep-Dive into the Emotionally Charged Issue of Thank-You Notes, and Mother-in-Law Woes https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/podcast-67-design-summer Gordita Chronicles https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11987198/ LA Times | Authentically sunny and sweet, ‘Gordita Chronicles' is the sitcom of the summer https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-06-23/gordita-chronicles-hbo-max-review Refinery29 | Gordita Chronicles is The Chubby Brown Girl Coming-of-Age Story I Needed https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2022/06/11022346/gordita-chronicles-hbo-max-representation ScriptMag | Writing the Immigrant Experience with HBO Max's 'Gordita Chronicles' Creator Claudia Forestieri and Showrunner Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz https://scriptmag.com/interviews-features/writing-the-immigrant-experience-with-hbo-maxs-gordita-chronicles-creator-claudia-forestieri-and-showrunner-brigitte-mu%C3%B1oz-liebowitz Locking Magnetic Jewelry Clasp https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08HJF22M7?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_imageGet in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 267: That's A Wrap!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 30:13

    Liz and Sarah celebrate wrapping production on Season Two of Fantasy Island! They discuss the Season Two “production curse” and how knowing even The Godfather faced challenges was a comfort. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer TWO listener questions—how they approach being career-oriented moms and how to give great notes. Then, in Hits & Bombs, Sarah has a Bomb for the guy in the NRA T-shirt at the Disneyland Hotel pool, and Liz has Hits for two new shows—The Deep End and I Love That For You. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you on set and beyond: get shoes that are right for your feet! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers by Audrey Monke https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ Power Of My People https://powerofmypeople.com/ Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli by Mark Seal https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Leave-the-Gun-Take-the-Cannoli/Mark-Seal/9781982158590 The Deep End https://www.freeform.com/shows/the-deep-end I Love That For You https://www.sho.com/i-love-that-for-you Hoka https://www.hoka.com/en/us/ Saucony https://www.saucony.com/en/home Road Runner Sports https://stores.roadrunnersports.com/ca/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 266: Spring Listener Questions: Part 2!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 32:17

    It's time for Spring Listener Questions: Part 2! What do Liz and Sarah wish they knew about life—and Hollywood—when they graduated high school? Did they ever have a crush on the same person? Get the scoop on everything from insider details on working with a lean budget to bunnies and Corgis to where they're shopping for clothes! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 265: Spring Listener Questions: Part 1!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 30:49

    It's time for Spring Listener Questions: Part 1! Besides the writing, what parts of showrunning do Liz and Sarah particularly enjoy? Why do TV shows today show so… much… vomit?! Liz and Sarah answer your burning questions on all things from Fantasy Island to reality TV to “practical pants.”  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Side Hustle School https://sidehustleschool.com/ Episode 123: How To Be A Happy Camper At Work With Audrey Monke https://happierinhollywood.com/episode123/ Bonus Episode: Parenting And Staying Positive During the COVID-19 Crisis https://happierinhollywood.com/bonuscovid19/ Episode 260: You Gotta Have Grit https://happierinhollywood.com/episode260/ FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Introducing The Powers That Be: Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 2:11

    Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Hamby, along with the team of expert journalists at Puck, as they let you in on the real conversations insiders are having across the four corners of power in America: Wall Street, Washington, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Puck's contributors bring you smart conversation around the inside stories happening in these worlds. Presented in partnership with Cadence13 Studios, this podcast releases new episodes daily, Monday-Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 264: YAGNI—You Ain't Gonna Need It!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 27:22

    Liz and Sarah have a new strategy: You Ain't Gonna Need It! YAGNI—a tip from a listener—is helping Liz and Sarah think about work differently. One example? Not spending energy on projects before they're done deals. In Take Two, listeners share times in their lives that give them the same feeling of euphoria that Liz and Sarah get from handing in the last script of the season. Then in HIH WFH they discuss the decision NOT to return to Puerto Rico and how working from home allows them to get MORE work done. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is a handy gadget for summer adventures: the Heroclip® Mini. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Heroclip® Mini https://myheroclip.com/products/heroclip-mini?variant=29621301215297 FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 263: Euphoric Relief & The Queens of Cutting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 27:03

    Liz and Sarah have—knock on wood—finished writing Season Two of Fantasy Island! They discuss the euphoria they felt after turning in the last Studio/Network draft and share how they celebrated. What compares? Finishing a trial, the last day of school, giving birth… Next, in The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah dub themselves The Queens of Cutting! They reveal the tricks—removing couplets, focusing on concise thoughts—that helped them cut nineteen pages from the Season Two finale script. Then, in Take Two, more writers' room lingo! What's “first thought theater”? Does your writing have “a hat”? Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is a versatile way to carry your essentials: the Sherpani Soleil AT in Sterling. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Sherpani | Soleil AT in Sterling https://sherpani.com/collections/travel/products/soleil-at-3?variant=32510735056993 FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 262: Big News, Room Lingo, & Loops

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 28:24

    Liz and Sarah have news—the Big Summer Fun of Fantasy Island is now Big Fall (Or Winter) Fun on FOX! They discuss getting the call and what the move to in-season means for the show. Spoiler alert—it's good! Then, in The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah have acquired new writers' room lingo! What's a front porch? Back porch? How about funneling? Then, in HIH WFH, they share a wellness concern—the lack of the loop—and consider options to replace their former walks around studio lots. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack helps take the pressure off: you don't HAVE to have the answer. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ DEADLINE | ‘Fantasy Island' & ‘Lego Masters' Move From Summer To In-Season At Fox https://deadline.com/2022/05/fantasy-island-lego-masters-from-move-summer-fox-inseason-1235024560/ TVLINE | Fantasy Island Delayed: Season 2 Bumped From Summer to Fall at Fox https://tvline.com/2022/05/16/fantasy-island-season-2-rescheduled-fall-2022-fox/ Mark Rutman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2843229/ Episode 212: Be A Boulder Pusher  https://happierinhollywood.com/episode212/ Cozy Earth https://cozyearth.com/collections/bedding Happy Campers https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 261: Senioritis & Sleeping While Stressed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 25:14

    This week, Liz and Sarah discuss wrapping the Writers' Room for Season Two of Fantasy Island! Now they have Senioritis, but there's still so much to do... They also announce that Season Two premieres Tuesday, May 31st at 9/8c on FOX—save the date! Then, in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah discuss strategies for getting good sleep while stressed—L-Theanine pills, a muslin blanket, bamboo sleep pants, podcasts, and more! Next, in The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about industries/disciplines that serve them as TV writers and showrunners. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will safeguard your valuables: a fireproof document box! Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ L-Theanine Pills https://www.healthline.com/health/l-theanine Muslin Comfort https://muslincomfort.com/ Gordon Lightfoot https://gordonlightfoot.com/ Magnesium https://www.sleepfoundation.org/magnesium NYT Wirecutter | The Best Fireproof Document Safe https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-fireproof-document-safe/ Honeywell's 1114 Lightweight Fire and Waterproof Chest https://www.newegg.com/p/113-00KS-00001?nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-The+Wirecutter&AFFID=3249826&AFFNAME=The+Wirecutter&ACRID=1&ASUBID=AwEAAAAAAAAAAfXY&ASID=&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=3249826&ranSiteID=7m8EnekPF5E-BXR90drVebG8VxEsdZSQ3gGet in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 260: You Gotta Have Grit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:04

    This week, Liz and Sarah have a special guest co-host, friend of the pod and camp owner extraordinaire, Audrey Monke! The three deep dive into grit—how grit helps at work, growing your grit, and why stepping out of your comfort zone is key to gritty resilience. Then, in Take A Hike, EVERYTHING has been going wrong on Season Two of Fantasy Island. Liz and Sarah run through the problems—rain, COVID, food poisoning, no plane (no plane!)—and discuss how they look for the silver linings. Next, in Hits & Bombs, Audrey has a Hit for health checks and a Bomb for burning time and energy. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help kids and adults articulate their emotions: use the phrases “red zone” and “blue zone” to indicate you need a break from a conversation. Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Hollywood Hates Cancer Charity Buzz Auction: Virtually Meet Writers/Showrunners Liz Craft & Sarah Fain https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/auction-virtually-meet-writers-showrunners-liz-craft-2389065?preview=1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editor_notify_specialist_email&utm_content=editor_notify_specialist_email+ID_3ad5df6c-ad97-4e26-b176-d34aaf433c2f&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Click%20here Audrey Monke https://twitter.com/audreymonke Gold Arrow Camp https://goldarrowcamp.com/ Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults by Audrey Monke https://sunshine-parenting.com/happy/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 259: Back To Basics

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 27:14

    What's missing around your workspace? Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of having solid basics—Sarah needs a good chair, Liz needs pens! Then, in A Day In The Life, Liz and Sarah take listeners through a typical day of showrunning Season Two of Fantasy Island. From cut notes to COVID hurdles to delivering scripts on tight deadlines, this year has been all about staying nimble. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is earth-friendly (and easy!): the Lomi Kitchen Composter. LINKS Happier Podcast 95: Practice Mise-En-Place https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/podcast-95-mis-en-place/ Happier in Hollywood Episode 241: The Nimble Life https://happierinhollywood.com/episode241/ Lomi Kitchen Composter https://pela.earth/lomi Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 258: Dinner Parties and Slumber Parties!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 28:02

    This week, Liz and Sarah share wisdom gleaned from Twitter—specifically, insights for lower level writers from TV writer Jeane Wong. One piece of advice? Think of the writers room as a dinner party. Next, in Take A Hike, they recommend a tried and true tactic to make a deadline more fun—have a work slumber party! Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a Hit to Fantasy Island composer Genevieve Vincent and a Bomb to there being no direct flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is a healthy treat for sun-deprived writers: keep Vitamin D gummies on your desk! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Jeane Wong IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2777027/ Jeane Wong Twitter https://twitter.com/jeanedevivre Jeane Wong Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jeanedevivre/ Genevieve Vincent IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2933205/ Nature's Bounty Vitamin D Gummies https://www.naturesbounty.com/our-products/letter-vitamins/vitamin-d/vitamin-d-gummies/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 257: Momentum Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 25:29

    With three episodes left to break for Season Two of Fantasy Island, how do Liz and Sarah handle a morale killer? The short answer – they lean on their team and get to work. Then, in Take Two, Liz and Sarah revisit busy bragging. In Amplify, Liz shouts out the Netflix reality series, Deaf U, for both its unique look into Deaf culture and its soapy excellence. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you work smarter, not harder: use a mini leaf blower! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Deaf U https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13070478/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_3 Audible https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12771540/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_2 Greenworks 24-volt 320-CFM 90-MPH Handheld Cordless Electric Leaf Blower https://www.lowes.com/pd/Greenworks-Greenworks-24V-Axial-Blower-90-MPH-320-CFM-Battery-Not-Included-BL24B02/1003139730 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 256: Call In Reinforcements

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 27:26

    In the thick of double days and double deadlines, Liz and Sarah call in reinforcements! They've added their good friend and TV writer Karine Rosenthal to the Fantasy Island S2 Writers' Room. Liz and Sarah discuss delegating writing tasks so they can branch off to deliver documents and cuts and how fresh eyes later in the season really help! Then, in L v S, are Liz and Sarah guilty of “busy bragging”? Next, in The Craft (and Fain), they discuss how cutting extra words from scripts always makes them better. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is inspired by Sarah's recent move: Get new dishes (or underwear)! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Karine Rosenthal https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1926243/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Farmhouse White Dinner Plates https://www.crateandbarrel.com/farmhouse-white-dinner-plate/s203766 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 255: Leaning Into A Lean Budget

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 27:34

    Liz and Sarah share strategies for making a lean TV budget work and discuss putting them into action on Fantasy Island. At every stage of the process, there are ways to make smart adjustments—from keeping above-the-line costs down, to writing to locations, to shooting double up days, to accepting they'll never have a recognizable needle drop. Limitations foster creativity…right?! Then, in HIH WFH, Liz and Sarah share their favorite technique for staying sane during all-day Zooms: schedule breaks. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you meet your next big deadline: book a hotel stay! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Episode 241: The Nimble Life https://happierinhollywood.com/episode241/ Episode 246: Take the Room & Fantasy Island Music Supervisor Melany Mitchell https://happierinhollywood.com/episode246/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 254: How To Be A Pro

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 29:09

    What does it mean to be a professional? Liz and Sarah deep dive into what pros do differently. From how they communicate, to anticipating needs, to seeing the void and filling it—professionals make it easy to work with them. Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz gives hits to two TV shows—The Dropout and Dopesick—and a bomb to herself for (a lack of) home office organization. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will keep your supplements a simple spin away: get a Lazy Susan! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Kelly and Rose Boutique https://www.kellyandrose.com James Avery https://www.jamesavery.com The Dropout https://www.hulu.com/series/13988f84-f1c8-40dd-a73c-4e71ab4bbe63 Dopesick https://www.hulu.com/series/227de06a-d3d4-42e0-9df1-bb5495e1738d Lazy Susan - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia https://www.target.com/p/lazy-susan-hearth-hand-with-magnolia/-/A-82289605?preselect=54509247#lnk=sametab Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 253: Embrace The Suck & More Travel Hacks!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 26:33

    Liz and Sarah embrace the fact that sometimes things just suck. Sarah moved last weekend—and, yep, it sucked. But acknowledging the suck and not trying to put a spin on it somehow made it easier. In Take Two, Liz and Sarah share a supersized list of travel hacks from a former flight attendant. Small things—a white noise machine, smoothies, a pre-written checklist—can make your next trip, well, not suck! Then, in the Mailroom, they answer a question about whether or not Hollywood writers ever buy ideas from people outside the business. The short answer—no. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is a conversation starter: create a wristscape. Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Atlanta Meal Prep https://atlantamealprep.com Travelpro FlightCrew5 Crew Cooler https://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/11044?gclid=CjwKCAiAgvKQBhBbEiwAaPQw3O_hlZ_SpzDLfcThgDC_XhQwuoOUEOanbkOa1faFrLHqOzowYLKW4BoCGIwQAvD_BwE Ice Cold Pack Ohuhu Reusable Ice Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AADOZCU/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_8Y6VRKBC0DEEFXA8YM1M Energy Superfood Smoothie Blend https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/product/blendtopia-energy-superfood-smoothie-blend-7-oz-b07cc49t64 Sowtech Espresso Machine https://www.walmart.com/ip/126476128 Instacart https://www.instacart.com/ Uber Eats https://www.ubereats.com/ Poo Pourri https://pourri.com/ Seropy Clothes Drying Rack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09376ZTN2/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_4HHGZ3K24WSK01SJ09RN Source Naturals Wellness Formula https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GFPD10/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_SW68JRG47GYKTWH2M04V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Zinc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089TQDCJ6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_0Q2YFBZBWS06BTZDWGY7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 252: Money Matters & Tackling The Sunday Night Blues

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 36:10

    How do creative people budget? Creatively! Liz and Sarah talk MONEY—and how to manage it—with financial coach Dylan Snowden. Dylan shares how his background in the arts informs his work today, common mistakes, and how to set yourself up for financial success. Then, in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah tackle the Sunday Night Blues. Listeners had lots of great suggestions—from planning a Sunday Spa, to meal prepping, to evening walks with friends. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will improve your next potentially unpleasant hotel stay: change rooms! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Dylan Teaches Finance https://www.dylanteachesfinance.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 251: Re-entry, Crunch Time, & Compliments!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 29:39

    Liz and Sarah are back from Puerto Rico! They discuss how being on location can be a (busy!) break from reality and how they're tackling re-entry to their lives in Los Angeles and Ojai. Then, in Take A Hike, it's crunch time on Fantasy Island. Liz and Sarah explain what double days are—two crews shooting two episodes at the same time—and how they're managing the pressure with breathing techniques, meal kits, and Corgis! Next, from the Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about how to figure out your pilot story—focus on character intros, story structure, conflict, and twists. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will brighten your day and someone else's: pass on a compliment! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Box Breathing https://www.webmd.com/balance/what-is-box-breathing Gobble https://www.gobble.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 250: Our 250th Episode!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 34:06

    It's the 250th episode of Happier In Hollywood! Liz and Sarah celebrate by recapping their twenty-five favorite topics featured on the podcast. From their very first Hollywood Hack—saying “fuck” in a meeting—to revelatory conversations with guests like Channing Dungey, Marcia Clark, Annie Duke, and more. Favorite pointers include “be an insulator,” the value of the “boulder pusher,” what to wear on Zoom, and asking: “Does this move the needle?” If you've been listening from the beginning, join Liz and Sarah as they look back; if you're new here, this episode is a great place to start—and welcome! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Episode 248: Embrace A New Identity https://happierinhollywood.com/episode248/ Episode 27: Jenna Fischer Talks Party Crashing, Pottery Barn Tears, and Patience https://happierinhollywood.com/episode27/ The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224 Episode 69: Our Dream Guest! An Interview With ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey https://happierinhollywood.com/episode69/ Channing Dungey https://variety.com/exec/channing-dungey/ Bonus Episode: Liz and Sarah's “American Beauties” Pitch https://happierinhollywood.com/bonus-episode-american-beauties-pitch/ Episode 47: “Live” From The Hollywood Forever Cemetery https://happierinhollywood.com/episode47/ Marcia Clark https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1133849/ The Fix https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/ Episode 144: What's Your Personal “Canary In A Coal Mine?” https://happierinhollywood.com/episode144/ Episode 156: Dressing For Zoom Meetings With Emmy-Nominated Costume Designer Allyson Fanger https://happierinhollywood.com/episode156/ Episode 212: Be A Boulder Pusher https://happierinhollywood.com/episode212/ Episode 98: What's Your Role In The Workplace? https://happierinhollywood.com/episode98/ Episode 147: Wrestling With Schrodinger's Cat https://happierinhollywood.com/episode147/ Episode 179: The Strategy Of Decision Making With Annie Duke https://happierinhollywood.com/episode179/ Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie Duke https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Bets-Making-Smarter-Decisions/dp/0735216355 Episode 136: Down With Exclamation Points! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode136/ Episode 37: Sorry, Not Sorry! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode37/ Episode 107: Wish/Want/Walk Negotiation With Entertainment Attorney Michael Donaldson https://happierinhollywood.com/episode107/ Episode 214: Be An Insulator https://happierinhollywood.com/episode214/ Episode 92: Ask Yourself: Does This Move The Needle? https://happierinhollywood.com/episode92/ Episode 209: Sometimes It's Not A Fun Job, And We Don't Enjoy It https://happierinhollywood.com/episode209/ Episode 1: Picking A New Work Mantra https://happierinhollywood.com/episode1/ Episode 42: We Want Volunteers, Not Recruits! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode42/ Episode 5: Release The Banana! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode5/ Ep. 242: What Would Dolly Do 2022! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode242/ Episode 4: What's Your Story? https://happierinhollywood.com/episode4/ Episode 80: Power Down After Production! https://happierinhollywood.com/episode80/ Episode 20: Liz and Sarah Take On Office Birthdays https://happierinhollywood.com/episode20/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 249: HIH WFH—Work From… Hotel!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 28:34

    Liz and Sarah discuss how taking a moment to add a personal touch to your work can make a big impact. One example? The necessities-filled beach bags that Fantasy Island production had waiting for them in their hotel rooms. Next, now that Liz and Sarah are back in Puerto Rico for Season Two, they assess what they REALLY need to WFH—Work From… Hotel! At the top of the list—free breakfast, a coffee maker, and good WiFi. Then, in The Craft (and Fain), they talk about Story vs. Moves—what the difference is between the two, and how one makes for great TV, the other not so much. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is a portable, compact snack that'll ease your mind while traveling—protein bars! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Fiber One Bars https://www.fiberone.com/ NuGo Bars https://www.nugonutrition.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 248: Embrace A New Identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 26:24

    TV writers wear many hats, and it's important for writers of all levels to have the chance to wear them. Liz and Sarah share how getting to do ALL parts of the job early on in their career helped them learn how to run a show, and how offering the same opportunities they received makes the job more fulfilling for everyone. Next, in Take A Hike, Liz has some news of the four-legged variety—Nacho the Corgi now has a sister, Daisy! Liz and Sarah discuss how embracing a new identity is both freeing and exhilarating. In Take Two, they reveal listeners' reactions to their scripted pandemic podcast idea—it's a fairly even split! Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will light up your space in style: a personalized LED sign. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Pembroke Welsh Corgi https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/pembroke-welsh-corgi/ Custom LED Neon Sign https://www.etsy.com/listing/711418250/custom-led-neon-sign-neon-sign-light-for?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=custom+led+signs+for+wall&ref=sc_gallery-1-11&pro=1&frs=1&sts=1&listing_id=711418250&listing_slug=custom-led-neon-sign-neon-sign-light-for&plkey=a9b5803fb8989425ca97309115169292155fb8bd%3A711418250 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 247: The Power Of Positive Feedback

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 28:05

    A kind word goes a long way! As Season Two of Fantasy Island takes shape, Liz and Sarah discuss how getting positive feedback on their work energizes them to work even harder – and it makes it easier to take criticism. In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a mutual Hit to their assistant, Lauren, for her help with the podcast, and they give a mutual Bomb to meetings that should be emails. Sarah also gives a Hit to Liz for a recent morale boosting visit, and a Bomb to her time in Ojai. Liz gives a Hit to Sarah for remaining creatively present at work despite everything on her plate, and she gives a Bomb to herself for not even remembering what she's supposed to be doing to be healthier in 2022. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you layer your necklaces: the Triple Layering Clasp from Necklet. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS PB Comfort Roll Arm Slipcovered Sleeper Sofa With Memory Foam Mattress https://www.potterybarn.com/products/pb-comfort-slipcovered-sleeper-sofa/?pkey=s~sleeper%20sofa~186 Wilding Wallbeds https://www.wallbedsbywilding.com/ Lauren Conoscenti https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/ I Survived Another Meeting Mug https://www.amazon.com/survived-another-meeting-should-email/dp/B01NCTTSS6 Necklet Triple Layering Clasp https://www.nordstrom.com/s/necklet-triple-layering-clasp/5970946?color=GOLD&mrkgadid=3313967735&mrkgcl=760&mrkgen=gpla&mrkgbflag=0&mrkgcat=&utm_content=9383363633&utm_term=pla-321248633732&utm_channel=low_nd_shopping_standard&sp_source=google&sp_campaign=645528200&adpos=&creative=57185734913&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&acctid=21700000001689570&dskeywordid=92700049880166076&lid=92700049880166076&ds_s_kwgid=58700005465914264&ds_s_inventory_feed_id=97700000007631122&dsproductgroupid=321248633732&product_id=36391749&merchid=1243147&prodctry=US&prodlang=en&channel=online&storeid=&locationid=9030966&targetid=pla-321248633732&campaignid=645528200&adgroupid=9383363633&gclid=CjwKCAiA3L6PBhBvEiwAINlJ9LKM-M0mdndBKDjKuLEYMfdgE3JHy1WHVKzFD9TmJe7BKqUSH4AYtBoC0wQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 246: Take The Room & Fantasy Island Music Supervisor Melany Mitchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 30:00

    Do you have a room in your home that's reserved for guests? Liz and Sarah discuss the merits of staking a claim and taking up space. Then, in Hollywood Jobs, they talk with Fantasy Island's Music Supervisor Melany Mitchell about how she became a Music Supervisor, what the job entails, and how she transports audiences through music, all while working with a lean budget. Next, in Amplify, Sarah shares a new favorite cookbook — Nom Nom Paleo Let's Go! Simple Feasts & Healthy Eats by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is a great gift idea that will help you help others: the Changing The Present Charitable Gift Card. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Links: Melany Mitchell https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2903260/ What Is a Music Supervisor? Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of a Hollywood Music Supervisor https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-a-music-supervisor#what-are-the-responsibilities-of-a-music-supervisor Nom Nom Paleo Let's Go! Simple Feasts & Healthy Eats by Michelle Tam & Henry Fong https://nomnompaleo.com/letsgocookbook Changing The Present Charitable Gift Card https://changingthepresent.org/products/charitable-gift-card-digital Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 245: Miracles, Imposters, & Wordle!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 26:09

    Movie – and TV! – magic means making miracles happen each day, but sometimes those miracles aren't enough. Liz and Sarah reflect on a remark from famed cinematographer Dante Spinotti that resonates with their current work on Fantasy Island. Then, in Take A Hike, they talk about the daily joy that's sweeping the internet – Wordle! Next, in Amplify, Liz recommends a podcast that takes listeners on the twisty journey of one woman's relationship with a conman – Imposters: The Commander hosted by Abby Ellin. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is bloody important: know your blood type! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Dante Spinotti https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005883/ Women's Murder Club  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0955353/ Brett Ratner https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0711840/ Scott Winant https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934525/ Wordle https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ The Washington Post | Opinion: Why Wordle is the perfect game for the moment https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/01/13/wordle-perfect-pandemic-game-together/ Imposters: The Commander https://open.spotify.com/show/35nG81iVW9kbfMkMXkTym6 Duped by Abby Ellin https://www.amazon.com/Duped-Double-Identities-Almost-Married/dp/1610398009 Happier with Gretchen Rubin | Podcast 205: An Interview about False Identities with Abby Ellin https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/205-a-talk-with-abby-ellin Eldoncard Blood Type Test https://www.amazon.com/Eldoncard-Blood-Type-Test-Complete/dp/B00JFTSPMW/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 244: Working Weekends & Trying Versus Doing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 29:57

    Liz and Sarah have a confession to make — despite swearing Season Two of Fantasy Island will be different, they're already working weekends. Arg! Then, in their new HIH WFH (Happier In Hollywood Work From Home) segment, they explain how the Writers' Room is breaking story remotely using WritersRoom Pro®. Next, in Take A Hike, Sarah has an “ah ha” therapy moment about the difference between trying and doing. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack tackles time management: set aside ten minutes to do online research for every hour of writing. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS WritersRoom Pro® https://www.writersroompro.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 243: Liz & Sarah Answer Listener Questions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 31:05

    Liz and Sarah open the floor to listener questions! Hot topics include: parenting, chickens, Corgis, and more! How do Liz and Sarah know if a story has “legs”? What financial advice do they have for a career in Hollywood? And between it all, do Liz and Sarah actually sleep? Lastly, this week's Hollywood Hack gives you ergonomic support in your car or home: BackJoy's SitSmart Core Traction Back Support. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: BackJoy's SitSmart Core Traction Back Support in Black https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/sitsmart-core-traction-back-support-in-black/5379142 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 242: What Would Dolly Do 2022!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 31:06

    Liz and Sarah reveal their team motto for the new year — What Would Dolly Do 2022! Their goal is to harness Dolly Parton's spirit of strength, fun, and goodness. They also plan to wear more eye shadow. In Take A Hike, they each make a commitment to make one change for their mental health and one change for their physical health in 2022. Sarah is going to cut down on scrolling and increase how much she's hiking each week. Liz is going to read more novels and lower her A1c. They've also got 2021 Hits & Bombs. Hits go to the vaccine, Season Two of Fantasy Island, and making the best of a bad pandemic. Bombs go to the Covid variants, failing at Christmas, and holding on to the Covid 19 pounds. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack comes from Liz's niece Eliza: When evaluating a new job opportunity, ask yourself if it meets at least one of these criteria — is it fun, meaningful, or does it offer a steep learning curve.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Charlie Podrebarac: https://www.gocomics.com/cowtown Dolly Parton: https://dollyparton.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 241: The Nimble Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 25:29

    Liz and Sarah discuss the necessity of staying nimble as they write and produce Season Two of Fantasy Island. “Lean TV” requires a lot of juggling! Then, in Amplify, Liz talks about her new favorite show, The Sex Lives of College Girls. Next, they introduce a brand new segment – HIH WFH (Happier In Hollywood Work From Home) – and reveal a strategy to protect important work time when there's a lot going on at home. This week's Hollywood Hack will keep your feet warm this winter: Brooklinen socks. P.S. We ho-ho-hope you'll tune in TONIGHT for our Fantasy Island holiday episodes on FOX! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS The Sex Lives of College Girls https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11212276/ Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Podcast https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ Brooklinen Socks https://www.brooklinen.com/collections/slippers-socks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 240: Be The Calm In The Storm

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 28:08

    Let's face it— sometimes things go wrong. Liz and Sarah discuss how when they had to manage a recent snafu, they took a lesson in leadership from Captain Lee on Bravo's Below Deck: STAY CALM. Then, in Take A Hike, Nacho saves the day! Liz and Sarah share the mental health benefits of actively transitioning between Work and Not Work… and how a certain Corgi puppy helps. Next Liz and Sarah answer a Mailroom question about getting laid off. (Spoiler alert— it happens to everyone.) Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack: virtual bulletin boards! P.S. Set those reminders— our two-hour Fantasy Island holiday special airs December 21st on FOX! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Bravo's Below Deck https://www.bravotv.com/below-deck Trello https://trello.com/ Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 239: The New Normal?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 30:35

    Now that we're all (sort of) heading back to work after the pandemic, what does “the new normal” look like? Liz and Sarah discuss the pros and cons of a hybrid work environment. Pro: less snacking. Con: fewer jobs for support staff. Then Liz and Sarah respond to a Mailroom comment about how taking a leap into the unknown can lead one down unexpected paths… and to surprising success. Next, in Take A Hike, Sarah reveals she's been talking to a therapist again and encourages Liz to do the same. Finally, you can use this week's Hollywood Hack while you Zoom, and it's great for tired feet: Shiatsu Air 2.0 Foot Massager with Heat. 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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: TENCEL™ Lyocell Jumpsuit | Gap https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=724231 Shiatsu Air 2.0 Foot Massager with Heat https://www.homedics.com/shiatsu-air-2-0-foot-massager-with-heat/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    C13Features Presents: Ghostwriter, Starring Kate Mara and Adam Scott

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 2:59

    In this C13Features podcast movie presentation of Ghostwriter, Kate Mara and Adam Scott star in a psychological thriller about a former journalist who reluctantly accepts a job ghostwriting a new murder mystery novel for an eccentric billionaire. Kate Michaels has been living a solitary life after a traumatic experience, but after pressure from her rational agent and candid best friend, she begrudgingly concedes that she needs the work. As she collaborates with the enigmatic James Webber on the project, she finds herself growing dependent on him and starts to suspect that something is wrong…deeply wrong. Will Kate be able to trust herself with James' story, or even her own voice? Grab some popcorn, and get lost in your imagination in this gripping and suspenseful podcast movie experience, Ghostwriter, from C13Features.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 238: Liz Washes Away Guilt with a Sound Bath

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 27:29

    Liz shares that while both she and Sarah embraced gratitude over Thanksgiving, Liz also felt another “g” emotion… guilt! Turns out it's hard to enjoy a few days off when so much work looms on the horizon. One solution? Remember that relaxing now leads to more productivity later. Then, in L v. S (Liz versus Sarah), they debate the merits of sound baths. Liz finds a sound bath more soothing than a massage — Sarah can't stand the high-pitched tone of singing bowls. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack could be life altering: When looking for a mentor, choose someone whose life you like. 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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: More Than You Can Handle by Miguel Sancho: https://www.amazon.com/More-Than-You-Can-Handle/dp/0593085914 What Are Sound Baths? https://www.verywellmind.com/what-are-sound-baths-4783501 Singing Bowls: https://himalayanbowls.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtJeNBhCVARIsANJUJ2HhCDD-dfPCfJr4YHomvgcXyFTNHK_ruJbr3wac0MIMSCB_IDgTT9caAgJnEALw_wcB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 237: Liz & Sarah Set Boundaries!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 31:01

    As Liz and Sarah begin writing Season Two of Fantasy Island, they're determined to maintain work boundaries — at least for as long as they possibly can. One strategy? Wait to answer non-urgent emails. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question about how to transition from unscripted to scripted television. Then Liz and Sarah talk to their brand new assistant, Lauren Conoscenti, about how her attitude toward her job garnered Lauren the best recommendations from her former bosses that Liz and Sarah have ever received. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is inspired by Happier With Gretchen Rubin guest Larry Smith: Write a six word gratitude memoir.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Lauren Conoscenti: https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/ Six Word Memoirs: https://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/author/larry-smith/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 236: What Kind Of Decision Maker Are You?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 26:03

    Liz and Sarah analyze different kinds of decision making. Do you follow your gut? Take the path of least resistance? Make decisions by committee? Then, in From The Outer Office, they talk to their former assistant and current Executive Story Editor on Season Two of Fantasy Island, Brook Sitgraves Turner, about what it's like to climb the Writers Room ladder. Her advice? Take an improv class. Brook also provides this week's Hollywood Hack: Keep a blanket in your car. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Annie Duke: https://www.annieduke.com/books/ Brook Sitgraves Turner: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8223801/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 235: Liz & Sarah Celebrate Season Two of Fantasy Island!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 27:01

    Liz and Sarah share HUGE news! There will be a Season Two of Fantasy Island! Now that they've accomplished this major goal, what's next? They're setting their sights on making it to one hundred episodes. Or maybe seventy-five... In Hits & Bombs, they give a big Hit to two colleagues — Marie Jacobson and Ray Ricord of Sony Gemstone — for being such cheerleaders. They also give a Bomb to the bureaucratic hell that kept them from starting the writers room when they wanted to. This week, Liz and Sarah have two Hollywood Hacks. The first is a hiring hack: When you're up for a job, ask former employers to send unsolicited praise to the people who might hire you. The second Hollywood Hack might keep you out of hot water: Instead of texting sensitive information, write it in a Google doc, then delete. Finally, Sarah had a Halloween Celebrity Sighting — singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Fantasy Island Season Two: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/fantasy-island-renewed-season-2-fox-1235105324/ https://deadline.com/2021/11/fantasy-island-renewed-season-2-fox-1234868293/ Marie Jacobson: https://www.thewrap.com/sony-pictures-television-names-marie-jacobson-head-of-new-indie-feature-film-style-production-unit/ Ray Ricord: https://deadline.com/2020/01/sony-tvs-gemstone-studios-ray-ricord-svp-development-replacing-kathryn-busby-1202838600/ Lisa Loeb: https://www.lisaloeb.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 234: Hike Versus Sprint (And Liz Has Big News)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 26:23

    Season One of Fantasy Island was a sprint that left Liz and Sarah flat on the ground. As they look ahead to a possible Season Two, they discuss how to have their work life resemble a hike instead. Yes, it will be arduous, but they also want to enjoy the view. Then Liz answers a Mailroom question about her name. In a special L v. S (Liz versus Sarah), Liz announces that she has a new puppy — a Corgi named Nacho! And she concedes that Sarah has been right all along. Pets do make a person happier! Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will improve your work communication dramatically: use clear email headers. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Pembroke Welsh Corgi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke_Welsh_Corgi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 233: Embracing Hiatus Mode

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 25:41

    With Season Two of Fantasy Island  still up in the air, Liz and Sarah have decided to embrace Hiatus Mode! What does that mean? Going to their favorite hiatus restaurants (including Benihana), taking short trips to see friends, and — for Sarah — getting out her spinning wheel. In Take Two, they have MORE great gifts ideas for this holiday season. Thanks, Listeners, for all the suggestions! One popular Item? Salt! Then Liz and Sarah amplify the new season of a podcast that anyone who aspires to be in the entertainment business should listen to — the Catch A Break Podcast. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help keep your car tidy: the Epauto Waterproof Car Trashcan. Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Benihana: https://www.benihana.com/reservations/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHuy7wet4TO56cP7LaF0mrQ0mBfqNgvzLMBvWrWqreZwD1-cGt7pWAaAodFEALw_wcB Momofuku Seasoned Salts: https://shop.momofuku.com/products/seasoned-salts Magic Unicorn Sea Salt: https://shop.beautifulbrinysea.com/products/magic-unicorn Penzeys Spices: https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/shallot-pepper-seasoning/c-24/p-453/pd-s Pottery Barn Faux Fur Ruched Throw: https://www.potterybarn.com/products/faux-fur-channel-throw/?catalogId=84&sku=4832675&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Pillows%20%26%20Decor%20%3E%20Throws®ion_id=669090&cm_ite=4832675&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHePJ4RMuDwg6YgzKG7KO6Hk1VnuKs3GjaZCUuMPNF_GCUMiIVtLAcaAvDfEALw_wcB Ipsy: https://www.ipsy.com/?sid=GB_Google-Branded_Web_New_US_NonBrnd&cid=ad_494636285500_keyword_ipsy_000623_20200930&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cFl_-9WvlnPYbyltIYL0MkdXmm6zVPqZLVPe67vn2_oHcfG_aLhrwUaAs8wEALw_wcB Ember coffee mug: https://ember.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHX9vJBSkuXOLkhrdWFuGxOBQz5NHCdx1lub-xiytGaPM5svmGX9N4aArpEEALw_wcB Tony's tiny chocolates: https://tonyschocolonely.com/us/en/chocoshop/products/tiny-tonys John Kelly Chocolates: https://www.johnkellychocolates.com/ Social Goods 1973 T-shirt: https://www.social-goods.com/products/1973-retro-activist-tee-black?variant=20344701714486¤cy=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cFgvI66PYgfgCzbW7di-Mx8D2b1RrcyCpViyfEslKJgfPi8rFEdYIsaAmN9EALw_wcB Homeboy Bakery: https://homeboyindustries.org/social-enterprises/bakery/ Cookies For Kids Cancer: https://cookiesforkidscancer.org/ Catch A Break Podcast: https://www.catchabreakpodcast.com/ Epauto Waterproof Car Trashcan: https://www.amazon.com/EPAuto-Car-Trash-Storage-Pockets/dp/B07HYJ2YHN/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3V3C88108YZTX&dchild=1&keywords=epauto%2Bwaterproof%2Bcar%2Btrash%2Bcan&qid=1635354355&sprefix=Epauto%2Caps%2C244&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExVDFMVllTNEtISjBIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDEyNzU1M1FVV0JINjJBWVhCSyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTc0ODU1M084MlFVSjRTUFpXUSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 232: Sliding Doors & Sarah Gets Chickens

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 27:02

    Liz and Sarah discuss how their immediate future resembles the 1998 movie Sliding Doors. There's one reality if Fantasy Island gets picked up for Season Two, and a totally different reality if it doesn't. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares how she's using meditation to help her get through this stressful time. Her favorite tool? The Ten Percent Happier app from Dan Harris. Plus, she got chickens! So Ojai. This week's Hollywood Hack turns any gathering into a special event: rent a photo booth. Finally, Celebrity Sightings are back! This week Liz and Sarah spotted comedian Fortune Feimster at Kiwami.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Happier With Gretchen Rubin bonus episode on Sarah's move to Ojai: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vaGFwcGllcg/episode/N2VmZWUzM2EtMjYwZi0xMWVjLTkxNjMtMTM1ZDRlMjVlNzM3?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwiTm_O2k9fzAhU4ITQIHVqoB-wQieUEegQIChAI&ep=6 Sliding Doors trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkEX_EqBeq8 Fantasy Island “Twice in a Lifetime” full episode: https://www.fox.com/watch/7bc83da1b946171624ce254de5470a88/ Ten Percent Happier: https://www.tenpercent.com/ Meditation Mount in Ojai: https://meditationmount.org/ Fortune Feimster: https://www.fortunefeimster.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 231: Hollywood Holiday Gift Guide!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 35:30

    It's not even Halloween yet, but Liz and Sarah are looking ahead to the holidays. Between supply chain problems and slow delivery, they're shopping NOW! And they've got lots of great gift ideas. Need to buy for a colleague? They suggest a personalized Yeti rambler cup or a face mask chain from CandiceBDesigns on Etsy. Have a Happier lover in your life? Get a To Do Tackle Box from Gretchen Rubin. Liz and Sarah's favorite gift this year? Smiley Face Slippers! Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com 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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Happy Home Slippers from Yellow The Label: https://yllwthelabel.com/collections/accessories/products/happy-home-slippers-sherbert-preorder Note To Self socks: https://www.notestoself.com/ CandiceBDesigns mask chains: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandiceBDesigns?ref=shop_sugg Corkcicle coffee mugs: https://corkcicle.com/collections/luxe-collection?collection=type-coffee-mug&product=6732983926872&variant=39576332107864 Yeti rambler cup: https://www.yeti.com/en_US/drinkware/tumblers/20oz/21071500665.html Earthwell drinkware: https://earthwell.com/ Timbuk2 Custom Classic Messenger Bag: https://www.timbuk2.com/pages/customizer#/product/18-custom-classic-messenger-bag/size/4/customize Baggu: https://baggu.com/collections/cross-body-bags Bandolier: https://www.bandolierstyle.com/ Poche bag from Clare V: https://www.clarev.com/products/poche-black-rustic Patagonia Black Hole: https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-black-hole-pack-23-liters/49255.html?dwvar_49255_color=PLGY&cgid=luggage-black-hole-bags-backpacks Away Packable Sling bag: https://www.awaytravel.com/travel-bags/packable-sling-bag?color=cayenne Pop It fidget toys for kids: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092LQ1ZZG/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&aaxitk=fecc1c9b7d40c9983de2345940a85002&hsa_cr_id=5915633690601&pd_rd_plhdr=t&pd_rd_r=72c1850c-0124-4e9e-81c6-db95f76be8d0&pd_rd_w=Dz8tW&pd_rd_wg=AMSHz&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_mcd_asin_0_img King Arthur Sourdough Starter and Classic Crock Set: https://shop.kingarthurbaking.com/items/fresh-sourdough-starter-and-classic-crock-set Moxi Roller Skates: https://www.moxiskates.com/products/lolly-roller-skates-clementine?variant=31945332457574 Three to four hundred dollars.  The Tackle Box: https://the-happiness-project.com/products/the-tackle-box Memento Keepsake Journal: https://the-happiness-project.com/products/memento-keepsake-journal On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King: https://www.amazon.com/On-Writing-Stephen-King-audiobook/dp/B0000547HM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2JSR1RWSLBCY1&dchild=1&keywords=on+writing+stephen+king&qid=1634071615&s=books&sr=1-1 The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer: https://www.amazon.com/The-Actors-Life-Jenna-Fischer-audiobook/dp/B078JLHPPT/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Jenna+fisher&qid=1634071665&s=audible&sr=1-1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 230: What Five Things Do You Want To Be Known For?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 24:19

    Liz and Sarah discuss a question put forth by their favorite author consultant, Crystal Ellefsen — what five things do they want to be known for? First on the list — writing interesting, complex female characters. Then they Amplify Dichos, an hilarious new web series from Fantasy Island Season One writer Mary Angelica Molina. This week's Hollywood Hack is for the overbuyers out there: If you feel the need to buy something, buy a holiday gift. Finally, Sarah had her first Celebrity Sighting in Ojai. She saw Jason Segel walking into town.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com LINKS: Crystal Ellefsen: https://crystalellefsen.com/ Consulting For Authors: https://consultingforauthors.com/ Mary Angelica Molina: https://www.maryangelicamolina.com/ Dichos: https://www.dichosdichos.com/ Jason Segel: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0781981/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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 229: The Waiting Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 28:02

    Liz and Sarah are anxiously waiting to find out if there's a future for Fantasy Island. They reveal one way they're handling the stress — working on the network pitch for Season Two! In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives Sarah a Hit for how she's dealing with the social slog in her new hometown of Ojai. And after watching the new Amazon docuseries LuLaRich, they both give a big Bomb to MLM'S — multilevel marketing companies. Liz even pledges to give up her beloved MLM skincare products. Then they answer a Mailbag question about the Fantasy Island logo — why is the “A” upside down? Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is a pro tip that took Liz and Sarah years to learn: Repeat after them.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com 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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: LuLaRich trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJgkwIHp1pc Life After MLM podcast hosted by Roberta Blevins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr8VrNAbpWE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 228: Resetting, Reframing, & The Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 29:37

    Liz and Sarah reveal what's most pressing in their work psyches this week — nothing! As Season One of Fantasy Island comes to an end, they are making a conscious effort to take a mental break from the show. In Take Two, they revisit their post Puerto Rico reset plans. Did Sarah find good hiking trails in Ojai? Has Liz stopped eating after 10PM? Have they both managed to focus on their friendship? Then, in Take A Hike, Sarah discusses her recent decision to reframe certain big expenses — an insight which led Liz to feel better about the money she's spending on making a will. Liz and Sarah also go Behind The Episode, discussing the Fantasy Island season finale, “Dia De Los Vivos,” which was written by Liz's husband, Adam Fierro, and guest-stars the always fabulous Leslie Jordan. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack makes a great business gift, especially for somebody who spends a lot of time on sets: the Kinetic Sling Crossbody Bag from Athleta. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com 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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Liz and Sarah on the podcast Screaming Into The Hollywood Abyss: https://www.hollywoodabyss.com/fantasyisland/ Leslie Jordan talks about Fantasy Island: https://www.tvinsider.com/1014281/fantasy-island-leslie-jordan-guest-star/ Adam Fierro: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1469826/ Rachel Raimist: https://www.rachelmakesmovies.com/ Kinetic Sling Crossbody Bag from Athleta: https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=656734042&vid=1&tid=atpl000001&kwid=1&ap=7&gclid=CjwKCAjwhaaKBhBcEiwA8acsHGdVS5qMtNBv_q_C6GxZnYivx6Y5DVuxU6sMtfaF68uH_Y6MfrfAtxoCIewQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 227: The Power Of A POV

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 26:41

    Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of having a point of view at work. Your boss might not always agree with you, but that's ok! In Behind The Episode, they talk about two episodes of Fantasy Island: “The Big Five Oh” and “The Romance & The Bromance.” One exciting detail? The casting! These episodes feature a Melrose Place reunion and an appearance by Roselyn Sanchez's husband — Eric Winter! Then, in Amplify, Liz shares a must-see documentary — LFG — about the US Women's Soccer Team's fight for equity and fair pay. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack comes straight from Sarah's move to a new house: Keep a stain stick wherever you undress.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com 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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: Melrose Place: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose_Place Josie Bissett: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0084327/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Daphne Zuniga: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001879/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Laura Leighton: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0500359/ Eric Winter: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935721/ LFG: https://www.hbomax.com/grw-lfg?utm_id=sa%7C71700000084305879%7C58700007147538124%7Cp64270085257&gclid=Cj0KCQjwkIGKBhCxARIsAINMioI2l-FxpdI6UNiptVTYrdE2tWaJ9REXgyQcevX0dU511Suw7v29LLEaApJ8EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds OxiClean Gel Stick: https://www.amazon.com/OxiClean-Max-Force-Gel-Stick/dp/B01LZ6FGEJ/ref=asc_df_B01LZ6FGEJ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=216562595669&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10386070353569560999&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031185&hvtargid=pla-350191202093&psc=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 226: Expect the Worst, Prepare for the Best!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 26:44

    As the school year begins, Liz and Sarah take a cue from Violet's first day at her new school: Expect the worst, prepare for the best. It's the opposite of the conventional wisdom, but it works! Then they answer a question from a listener who wants to know if their motto — It's a fun job, and we enjoy it — still applies when it's NOT a fun job. The answer? Yes! Next, they go behind the scenes on this week's Fantasy Island episode, "Twice in a Lifetime." Finally, they share a Hollywood Hack inspired by their fellow TV writer Bill Krebs: Give someone a Cameo.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com 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, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS:  The Dropout Podcast: https://abcaudio.com/podcasts/the-dropout/ Chef Kiko Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/kikolorran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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