Over the twelve days from Monday, December 23 and concluding on Friday, January 3, we will present special Re-Podcasts of my Crime Story Podcast interviews with storytellers in the world of crime and justice. Each interview will be presented in its entirety, and so interviews that were previously offered in multiple parts can now be accessed in one download or streaming session.

This is Day 3:

This is a two-part conversation with the co-creator of Third Watch and Executive Producer and founding showrunner of Criminal Minds, Edward Allen Bernero. Ed is a charming, funny, passionate storyteller.

In Part One, we hear about his unusual path into storytelling, and we learn how he came to run the show and how he built the story mythology that has allowed Criminal Minds to achieve global financial success.

In Part Two of the interview with Ed Bernero we zero in on two of the show’s episodes to discuss how the details of their creation offer us broader insights into the creative process that Ed established on the show. We also hear Ed’s answers to questions posed by USC students.

You can find the transcript to both parts of the interview here.