Episode 4

Shawn Ryan

January 2, 2012

Shawn Ryan is behind the TV series “Terriers” and “The Chicago Code,” but he’s best known as the creator of the Emmy Award-winning FX show  “The Shield.” Shawn joins Kevin to share his process, and tells how an economics major who “hated writing” became one of Hollywood’s most-acclaimed screenwriters.


Listen to Shawn Ryan
“Sometimes I'll listen to a lot of Christmas music as I write, even in April. It makes me happy. If I'm writing something that needs some heart or sentimentality, that music puts me in the mood.”