Food, Travel, and Hit Television | Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal created Everybody Loves Raymond and now he's on a new adventure creating and staring in the hit Netflix show 'Somebody Feed Phil'. 

In today's episode Phil shares how he got his start, writing a hit TV show, turning your passions and dreams into a vocation, why everyone should travel, the importance of celebrating diversity, family and friendship, never waiting for one day, planning your trip, living beyond expectations, and more.

From the Emmy-Award winning creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal, come new episodes of the critically- acclaimed Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course, a Netflix original documentary series which combines Phil’s joyful approach to food and travel with his signature sense of humor

In the new episodes, Phil takes viewers on a goodwill eating tour of the world as friends and family join him in traveling to Venice, Dublin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Capetown and New York. While exploring each city,  Phil and his guests peel back the layers, showcasing an inside look of the food, the people, the beauty, and the history -- from herding steer in Buenos Aires to meeting with Mandela’s grandchildren in Capetown and learning how the city’s vibrant locals help outshine its troubled past.

About Phil Rosenthal: James Beard Award-Winning director and writer Phil Rosenthal is the creator and host of “Somebody Feed Phil.” 

Rosenthal’s first travel food series, “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having,” premiered on PBS in fall 2015 and received two Taste Awards as well as the winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Television Program, on Location.

Prior to his foray into food and travel TV, Rosenthal created the hit CBS comedy, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and served as the Showrunner/Executive Producer for all nine years of the show's very successful run. During its original run, “Everybody Loves Raymond” was nominated for over 70 Emmy awards, and won 15 awards, including two for Best Comedy Series in 2003 and 2005. Rosenthal won the 2002 Writers Guild Award for Excellence in Television Writing for his “Everybody Loves Raymond” script, “Italy.”

Rosenthal also co-wrote “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” the 9/11 telethon which aired on all four networks in September 2001, for which he won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing. His early writing credits include the series “Down the Shore” and “Coach."

Rosenthal was born and raised in New York. He attended Hofstra University on Long Island, where he majored in theater. He began his career as an actor, writer and director in New York City before relocating to Los Angeles where he currently resides with his wife, actress Monica Horan (who played Amy on “Everybody Loves Raymond”), and their two children.

Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.
An Intro to Phil: 1:09 minutes
Going Deeper into the Topics: 19:45 minutes
Rapid Rire Questions: 39:44 minutes

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