Here's What People Are Talking About podcast

Here's What People Are Talking About

Jon Rineman & Ben Zieper

Former "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Head Monologue Writer Jon Rineman talks about his time working in late night with his former Emerson College student, podcaster Ben Zieper.

14 Episodes

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    Jay Leno

    1:35:48

    In their season finale, Ben talks to Jon about the person who gave him his first break as a comedy writer: Jay Leno. Jon Rineman is the former Head Monologue Writer for "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and a professor at Emerson College. Ben Zieper is an Esports podcaster and Jon's former student. Once a week, they pick a topic from Jon's time working in comedy and...Talk About it.
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    Jon's Favorite Jokes: Tonight Show

    1:10:21

    Jon shares his favorite joke from each writer during his time at "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," then analyzes them with Ben. Jon Rineman is the former Head Monologue Writer for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and a professor at Emerson College in Boston. Ben is an Esports podcaster in LA and Jon's former student. Each week, they pick a topic from Jon's time in late night, comedy and television and...Talk About it.  
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    WWE on Fallon

    1:22:13

    It's WrestleMania Week, pal(s)! And neither Earthquake nor Typhoon (Jon wrote that) can keep Ben from Zooming in from his LA bunker to Talk About WWE's many appearances on "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show." Jon Rineman is the former Head Monologue Writer for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," a former WWE writer, and a professor at Emerson College. Ben is a rising Esports podcaster and Jon's former student. Each week, they choose a topic from Jon's time in TV and Talk About it.
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    Who's Who: Tonight Show 2018

    1:51:34

    We drop a lot of names - but who are these people?? Jon tells Ben about various writers and producers he last worked with at "The Tonight Show." (Listener Request) Jon Rineman is the former Head Monologue Writer for "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and a professor at Emerson College. Ben Zieper is a Los Angeles-based podcaster and Jon's former student. Each week, they choose a topic from Jon's time in TV and comedy and Talk About it.
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    The Comedy Cellar

    1:35:46

    With clubs getting back in business, Ben asks Jon about trying out and performing at the world-famous Comedy Cellar. Also: Jon does a terrible Tracy Morgan impression, but makes up for it with a good Chuck Todd joke. Jon Rineman is a professor at Emerson College and former Head Monologue Writer for "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Ben Zieper is a rising podcaster in New York and Los Angeles. Each week, they choose a topic from Jon's time in standup, television or late night and...Talk About it.
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    The Roots

    1:39:11

    From "Fresh Prince" cameos to a Don Rickles misfire, Jon and Ben discuss The Roots and their role as the house band on "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show." Jon Rineman is a professor at Emerson College and former Head Monologue Writer for "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Ben Zieper is a rising podcaster in New York City. Each week, they choose a topic from Jon's time in standup, television or late night and...Talk About it. Rate, Review, Subscribe!
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    Joke Packets

    1:26:21

    What's with all this packet racket? And what should you keep in mind when submitting a monologue sample? Jon Rineman is a professor at Emerson College and former Head Monologue Writer for "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Ben Zieper is a rising podcaster in New York City and Jon's former student. Each week, they choose a topic from Jon's time working in comedy, television or late night and...Talk About it.
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    The Year Jon Ran Things: Part 2

    1:10:10

    The mono was better, the ratings were better, and Jimmy was thrilled with Jon's work. So what happened? Jon Rineman is a professor at Emerson College and former Head Monologue Writer for "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Ben Zieper is a rising podcaster in New York City and Jon's former student. Each week, they choose a topic from Jon's time working in comedy, television or late night and...Talk About it.  
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    The Year Jon Ran Things: Part 1

    1:21:02

    Did things get better or worse during Jon's year as a substitute Head Writer at "The Tonight Show"? Jon Rineman is a professor at Emerson College and former Head Monologue Writer for "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Ben Zieper is a rising podcaster in New York City and one of Jon's former students. Each week, they discuss a topic about Jon's time working in comedy, television or late night and...Talk About it.
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    The First "Tonight Show"

    1:25:42

    On the seventh anniversary, Ben and Jon discuss the debut and events leading up to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Jon Rineman is a professor at Emerson College and former Head Monologue Writer for "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Ben Zieper is a rising podcaster in New York City and one of Jon's former students. Each week, they discuss a topic from Jon's time working in late night and...Talk About it.

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