John and Craig welcome legendary screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Death Becomes Her, Carlito’s Way, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man and Panic Room) to talk about adaptations, embargoes, books and the modern blockbuster, which David has had an outsized role in shaping. We also cover exposition in science fiction and how action writing has evolved over the last twenty years. Links: David Koepp Alex Billington on embargoes. Cold Storage by David Koepp Spark Email App Freedom App The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes Essentialism John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter David Koepp on Instagram John on Instagram Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!) Email us at [email protected] You can download the episode here.