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Stories behind stuff from Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Batman, and beyond in “The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of” Podcast



Austin, Texas—October 16, 2020—Powerhouse entertainment studio and WarnerMedia company Rooster Teeth today announced the launch of a new podcast entitled “The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of” hosted by David Mandel (Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Ryan Condal (Colony, Rampage, Game of Thrones prequel series). This Hollywood insider podcast invites listeners to join David and Ryan as they share the wildest stories behind the props, costumes, art and other ephemeral treasures they’ve accumulated during their combined 35+ years of A-list show biz experience. Rooster Teeth produces the series and the company’s podcast network, The Roost, will represent the podcast for sales and distribution.

“As devoted fans and creators of iconic entertainment, David and Ryan are brilliant storytellers and ‘The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of’ is the perfect format for them to weave their personal Hollywood experiences with rarely-heard tinseltown history,” said Head of Rooster Teeth Studios Ryan P. Hall . “After our first meeting, it was a no brainer to produce this show and bring it to the Rooster Teeth community.”

“This has been a dream project of mine since I stole my first props off the set of Seinfeld,” said Mandel. Ryan and I met through collecting and have conversations like these all the time. Thanks to Rooster Teeth, we now have a home to indulge in our obsessions and share them on the show.”

Condal added, “What first attracted me to the hobby is the history and mystery of it. We thought it would be a lot of fun to share our stories with like-minded collectors, casual fans, and people who can’t believe that we spend our time doing this.” “Also,” said Mandel, “let’s not lie: we are desperately hoping people offer us some really cool stuff to buy for our collection because of this podcast.”

The Roost podcast network head A.J. Feliciano will lead development of the planned 12-episode series, which debuts October 22 across prominent audio streaming platforms including Apple, Spotify and

“This rare look at the real-world stories behind the facade of Hollywood’s silver-screen mythology enhances our commitment to podcasts fueled by fandom,” Feliciano said. “‘The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of’ is an exciting addition to our robust slate of personality-driven podcasts available now through The Roost.”

Prior to working with Rooster Teeth Studios, David Mandel began his career writing for Saturday Night Live (SNL) and Seinfeld. He then went on to co-write EuroTrip and The Dictator, in addition to writing, directing and producing beloved HBO shows Curb Your Enthusiasm and Veep. Somewhere in there, he also did the cult comedy Clerks: the Animated Series, and is the co-author of “Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie.”

Ryan Condal never worked on Seinfeld but did watch it obsessively enough to generate considerable residuals for David long before they met. Ryan’s Hollywood career began writing screenplays for hard-hitting action movies like the Dwayne Johnson titles Hercules and Rampage before creating and writing successful TV shows including Colony for the USA Network. Condal is currently showrunning House of the Dragon, the forthcoming successor series to HBO’s Game of Thrones that he co-created with George R.R. Martin.

“The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of” represents the first podcast project produced as a collaboration between Rooster Teeth Studios and The Roost. Positioned inside Rooster Teeth and representing more than 280MM incremental views and 10MM audio monthly downloads across its network, The Roost connects quality podcast creators with the advertisers who understand them best. The network specializes in cultivating independent creator brands that align with Rooster Teeth’s community-first approach; generating revenue with its turn-key sales, production, marketing, e-commerce, events and distribution infrastructure.

The Roost reaches millennial and Gen Z audiences across all platforms where they watch or listen to podcasts, including video platforms like YouTube, Rooster Teeth FIRST and, as well as Spotify’s most recent video podcast program. Rooster Teeth Studios partners across production, development and distribution platforms to create original premium content. Rooster Teeth Studios also houses a world-class animation studio, producing global franchise hits RWBY and gen:LOCK. Rooster Teeth Studios has content deals with HBO Max, Netflix, Cartoon Network, Discovery and Outlier Society, and partnerships with Hasbro, ELEAGUE, Scholastic, DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products.



The Roost is an industry-leading video-centric podcast network powered by Rooster Teeth, boasting a curated collection of more than 70 shows and productions that achieve over 290MM monthly impressions. The Roost represents the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast, Off Topic, Kinda Funny, What’s Good Games and more. Find out more at


Rooster Teeth is a fan-driven, community-built entertainment company. From humble origins in a spare bedroom, Rooster Teeth created the web series Red vs. Blue, an innovative form of entertainment for a changing media landscape that sparked the growth of a passionate global fandom. From that foundation, Rooster Teeth pioneered a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand for its growing online following with subscriptions, advertising, e-commerce, and live events. Rooster Teeth produces several original content series including RWBY, the most popular western-style anime series today, The Rooster Teeth Podcast, and daily video series featuring an in-house cast of influential talent. With broadcast and live-action production capabilities and a world class animation studio, Rooster Teeth engages industry-leading networks, streaming entertainment services and creative talent to develop projects that reach global audiences through its Studios division. Rooster Teeth cultivates the gaming lifestyle it helped define with partnerships through its industry-leading video-first podcast network, The Roost. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique weekly viewers across its hub and more than 4 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company. Discover more at