Sarah E. Mason

Writer and Podcast Producer

United States

​It is my deep love for stories and storytelling that has guided my professional and personal pursuits. In addition to writing and editorial experience, I have worked professionally as marketer, event planner and economic development strategist in the entertainment, media technology and tourism industries.

My writing credits include narratives on Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Janis Joplin and others for A&E's Biography. My biography of film critic, Pauline Kael was featured in the book, "American Women Writers".

In 2011, I co-founded The Harold & Maudecast with my partner Jake Essoe. The podcast is approaching its 400th episode. I also produce six other podcasts for The HMC Network including the Age of Distraction, which I co-host with screenwriters Warren Lewis (Black Rain) and Stephen Godchaux (Dead Like Me). The series discusses the impact of streaming, gaming and other forms of storytelling on Hollywood and the creative process. 

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Articles & Interviews

Maine in the Movies: 35 Films Celebrating the Pine Tree State, March 5-15, 2020

When you think of Maine, do you think of the movies? Well, you should. The Pine Tree State has been the setting and inspiration for some of the most iconic films in cinema history. As part of Maine's Bicentennial celebrations, "Maine in the Movies" film festival, runs statewide across 17 cities from March 5-15, 2020.

25 Years with Dateline NBC: Interview with Correspondent Josh Mankiewicz

Groundhog Day 2020 marked 25 years that Correspondent, Josh Mankiewicz has been reporting for "Dateline NBC", "And it went by like that," remarked Mankiewicz. The Emmy-winning, unscripted, investigative series has been integral to the network's programming since its 1992 debut.

This List Goes to 11: The Greatest Movie Fight Scenes of All Time

You're probably thinking what I was thinking with only 10?? This piece was born out of my response to a posed question, "What is the greatest movie fight scene of all time?" 10 was as low as I was willing to go. Opinions will vary and that is part of the magic of movies.

Scoring Jojo Rabbit: Interview with Oscar Winning Composer, Michael Giacchino

When writer/director, Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) reached out to Oscar Winning Composer, Michael Giacchino to score his film Jojo Rabbit, Giacchino was eager to do it. Giacchino has composed original scores for Up, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Jurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Events & Travel Series

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It's Alive! Classic Horror & Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

On this year's annual trip to cover Salem's Haunted Happenings for The Harold & Maudecast Halloween series, I visited one of the most thrilling exhibits I've ever experienced, It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts.

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Eleanor Wirts, Alaskan Dog Musher: Just Short of Magic

It's 40 below outside the Yurt on Eleanor Wirts property in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her Alaskan Huskies are raring to run. In the main house on the property guests suit up in heavy duty winter gear preparing for the ride of their life.

Film Travelers
8 Spectacular Treehouses You Can Stay In from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the beaches of Costa Rica

After my 90 year old aunt built a fully functioning treehouse in her backyard, I was inspired to find treehouses to rent. Here are eight treehouses that caught my attention for particular reasons; their incredible craftsmanship, comfort, location, most clever use of space, amenities and overall cool factor. You can reserve all of them through Homeaway and other booking services.