Mark Jordan Legan

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Mark Jordan Legan is an American television producer, writer and radio personality.


He has written for the television programs Gary Unmarried, Dave's World, Grace Under Fire, The Fighting Fitzgeralds, A.N.T. Farm and "Mighty Med".[1][2]

He created the critically acclaimed satire Thanks and co-wrote the controversial terrorism comedy The Cell, which landed him on the cover of the New York Times Arts & Leisure section ("Funniest script in Hollywood that no one will ever make.").[3]

He appeared regularly on NPR's Day to Day[4] where he wrote and hosted the "Bad Movie"[5] podcasts that spotlight strange, weird and offbeat cinema from around the world. He also writes and hosts the video series, "NPR & Slate's Summary Judgment" as well as "Summary Judgment" and "The Worst Cinematic Crap That's Ever Been Made" for[4] He now is a regular contributor to NPR stations KPCC and KCRW in Southern California, where his latest pop culture segment, The Binge, can be heard monthly.

Mark recently launched a brand new podcast "Film Freaks Forever" with his friend and frequent writing partner, Phoef Sutton. It can be heard at all the major podcast sites.[6]


  1. ^ "Mark Legan". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  2. ^ "Mark Jordan Legan". Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  3. ^ Halbfinger, David M. (September 1, 2005). "The Pitch: A Series About Wacky Terrorists". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 'The Cell,' as this exercise in envelope-pushing is titled, has been making its way through Hollywood for more than a year, cracking up development executives and their assistants, being passed from friend to friend like an underground newspaper behind the Iron Curtain, and winning its creators, Mark Jordan Legan and Mark F. Wilding, scores of meetings and three other writing assignments.
  4. ^ a b "Movies So Bad, They're Good". Retrieved 2008-06-30. Our guide is Mark Jordan Legan, Hollywood writer, bad-film buff, and the man behind the weekly "Summary Judgment" segment for Slate and NPR's Day to Day.
  5. ^ "Slate Magazine Launches "Slate V"". Washington Post. June 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-30. ... visitors to the site will get their first taste of a Slate V original, “Bad Movies,” in which host Mark Jordan Legan looks at some of the worst films ever made.
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