The Writers Guild of America has gone on strike, with Hollywood union writers calling for better pay when working on streaming show productions, which have reportedly greatly reduced writers’ compensation and job security. The last writers’ strike occurred in 2007 and lasted 100 days, and with massive negotiations underway, people can expect some of their favorite late-night shows and scripted series to be disrupted. The Wall Street Journal reporter Joe Flint covers the media and entertainment industry and joins the podcast to discuss how negotiations fell apart, why the writers’ union is concerned about streaming shows, the studios’ negotiation sticking points, and what effects this may have on the entertainment Americans know and love.