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KCRW's Martini Shot: Episodes

<p>Rob learns the difference between new, old, and really old. It?s okay to be new and to be really old. In the middle, not so much.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob talks about how some actors give up their dreams of stardom and move out of Los Angeles, only to discover there?s more work available in Hollywood when you don?t live in Hollywood.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob manages to do something most writers in Hollywood cannot do: he actually enjoys another writer?s successful television show.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob tells someone with a lot of big problems that can?t be fixed that they have only one small problem that can. In other words, he follows the Fix It Rule.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>On this week's Martini Shot, Rob fails an essential job interview question to work for Peter Thiel?s venture fund. Or, for that matter, to have a hit television show. It?s the same question.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>On this week's Martini Shot, Rob is not hired to play himself. He don?t have the chops, apparently.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob learns that some people only hear what they want to hear, and some people never hear what they want to hear. The effect is the same: people get mad at him.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob gets inspired to come up with really creative and fresh ideas. The inspiration came from his accountant.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>This week, Rob remembers the moment that Robin Williams threw eggs in the air and told them to "Fly. Be Free."</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob gives you the tick tock on events in the media space. Which is what he always does, but now he's using hipper lingo.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob learns that in show business, if you try to be nice, you won?t get any credit, but if you don?t try, it?ll be worse. As usual, this applies beyond show business.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>This week, Rob tells you the secret to having a hit TV show: the audience has to know when it?s on.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob talks about two of the more popular names for girl babies today ? Katniss and Khaleesi. If those names mean nothing to you, you need to watch more TV.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>This week, Rob searches Spotify for a song called ?Wiggle? and gets some interesting songs to listen to.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Today, for the first time ever, Rob attempts to monetize Martini Shot, and even monetize this promo, by reminding everyone that my two books have been republished in one volume and are available on Amazon and fine bookstores everywhere.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob learns a lesson from a highly competitive, brutally honest nine year-old. As if there?s any other kind.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>On today?s Martini Shot Rob talk about two kinds of people: the ones who like conflict and the ones who avoid it. Guess which group is richer?</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>On today?s Martini Shot, Rob tries to limit himself to saying things that fit the following criteria: Is it true, is it kind, and is it necessary. It?s a very short Martini Shot.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob helps out a writer friend with a new script by giving him totally contradictory advice. In other words, he acts like an agent.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Rob tries to make everything funny, including two things that aren't: happy people and money trouble.</p><div class="feedflare">
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