Rob Long

Rob Long

Guest/Host, Martini Shot

Rob Long is a writer and producer in Hollywood. He began his career writing and producing TV's long-running Cheers, and served as co-executive producer in its final season. During his time on the series, Cheers received two Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe awards. Mr. Long has been twice nominated for an Emmy Award, and has received a Writers Guild of America award. He continues to work in film and television in Los Angeles.

His first book, Conversations with My Agent, chronicled his early career in television. It was published in the UK by Faber & Faber, in the US by Dutton, and in France by Actes Sud. His second book, Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke, was published in November 2005 by Bloomsbury.

He is a contributing editor of National Review and the Los Angeles Times and writes occasionally for the Wall Street Journal and the BBC Radio Times (UK). His weekly radio commentary, Martini Shot, is broadcast on the Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, and is distributed nationally. It's also podcast in iTunes.

He also writes a weekly column for The National, Abu Dhabi's English-language daily newspaper.

Long is a co-founder of the fast-growing Ricochet.com, the place for smart and stimulating conversation -- on the web and mobile devices – from a center/right perspective.

Rob Long on KCRW

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I coin a new word: concernvertisement, which describes those emails we’re all getting from anyone we’ve ever bought anything from.

Too much abundance

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I coin a new word: concernvertisement, which describes those emails we’re all getting from anyone we’ve ever bought anything from.

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This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot, I talk about the audience, which has been practicing a kind of social distancing since the moment Netfix started streaming — or, if you…

Psychic break

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot, I talk about the audience, which has been practicing a kind of social distancing since the moment Netfix started streaming — or, if you…

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This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I realize that there are two kinds of people in the world.

One or the other

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I realize that there are two kinds of people in the world.

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