The brain behind BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, is with us this week. He dives right in, talking about the privilege of being a white man in today’s entertainment industry (05:46), his “professionally Jewish” parents (09:14), how ADHD affected him as a teenager (12:52), developing his creative voice (17:58), the loneliness of first moving to Los Angeles (21:22), the enduring impact Gary Shandling and The Larry Sanders Show has had on him, what he actually meant for BoJack Horseman to be (43:42), being a show-runner, six seasons into “BoJack” (47:17), the joy of writing a book (51:36), whether he’s equipped to handle the responsibility of being an artist in 2019 (53:19), and, finally, how meeting his wife has made him less cynical (59:47).
Raphael’s debut novel, Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories, is out now.
- Trailer for Undone, Bob-Waksberg’s upcoming new series soon on Amazon Prime.
- This year, Bob-Waksberg published his first book, titled Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories.
- BoJack Horseman, the acclaimed animated comedy series created by Bob-Waksberg, is available to stream on Netflix.