Television and film writer Samantha Strauss joins Nancy to discuss her writing career, the backstory and inspiration behind the new Showtime series The End, a series she created and wrote, and what audiences can expect from the cross-generational dark comedy series. Plus, Samantha and Nancy review the power of television in creating important conversations and Samantha shares her tips for writers (1:08).
In the second segment, author and elder law attorney Cathy Sikorski talks with Nancy about the impact of entertainment on sparking important interpersonal and legal discussions, her upcoming book 12 Conversations, and the one thing every family should know to protect themselves legally (30:12).
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