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David Wain: The Writer/director Enjoys Curating News and Notes on His iPhone but Draws a Virtual Line in the Sand When It Comes to Games like Angry Birds

Magazine article ADWEEK

David Wain: The Writer/director Enjoys Curating News and Notes on His iPhone but Draws a Virtual Line in the Sand When It Comes to Games like Angry Birds

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Who David Wain

Age 42

Accomplishments Writer/director of Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models and the upcoming Wanderlust (Feb. 24); creator/ star of Web series Wainy Days, hosted by My Damn Channel (available on DVD Feb. 14)

Base New York

What's the first information you consume in the morning?

It's either my email, or I Listen to the news on the NPR iPhone app, or I Look at the headlines of The New York Times.

What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?

I usually eat breakfast out. On my way to breakfast, I Listen to podcasts. My favorites are This American Life and Fresh Air and film-related podcasts like Filmspotting and The Q&A With Jeff Goldsmith,

What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train or bus?

I listen to music. Sometimes I play karaoke and sing if I feel like I need to get my energy up. I have my iPod on shuffle so the music selection usually ranges from what I was Listening to at age 10 until today.

Are you a TV junkie or on an airtime-restricted diet?

I don't watch too much TV. After a whole day of working on a screen, to then go home and flip on the television and watch more ... I don't want to do that.

If you're a couch potato, what do you watch and how: TV, laptop or tablet?

I make sure to catch Mad Men and Louie. Otherwise, there are a lot of shows I've seen one or two episodes of and thought were amazing--like Boardwalk Empire--but there just isn't time. …

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