Jane Espenson (above right) is a television writer and the executive producer of “Caprica,” a new series set in the Battlestar Galactica universe. She’s also been a writer on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Gilmore Girls and even Ellen. She started her career as a linguist at UC Berkeley, research assistant to the eminent George Lakoff. She tells us about how submitting a spec script for Star Trek: The Next Generation was her big break, and how she navigates the waters of half-hour comedy and hour-long dramas. “Caprica” is a prequel to the rebooted (and critically acclaimed) Battlestar Galactica, and touches on classic sci-fi themes with a focus on family relationships. The show stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales (above left) and Allessandra Torresani.
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Bullseye is a celebration of the best of arts and culture in public radio form. Host Jesse Thorn sifts the wheat from the chaff to bring you in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary minds in our culture.
Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney’s, which called it “the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world.” Since April 2013, the show has been distributed by NPR.
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