July 12, 2021

Six Minutes until Mars Patel Makes a Big Fib for Gen Z - PC078

Six Minutes until Mars Patel Makes a Big Fib for Gen Z - PC078

David Kreizman, one of the co-creators of The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, Six Minutes, and the Big Fib.


David Kreizman is an award-winning showrunner, writer, and producer across television and digital media platforms.

David is a co-creator and head writer of the hit middle-grade podcast, "The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel", winner of a Peabody Award and soon to be both a television show and middle-grade book series.

David co-founded Gen-Z Media, where he serves as Chief Creative Officer, overseeing the development and writing of more than a dozen original audio podcasts for families including the Peabody nominated Treasure Island 2020, Becoming Mother Nature, Young Ben Franklin, and the sci-fi serial, Six Minutes, named best tween/teen podcast by Common Sense Media. Gen-Z's podcasts have been downloaded millions of times all over the world and are the gold standard for family-friendly audio drama.

David served as head writer for the long-running daytime drama, Guiding Light, where he led his team to both an Emmy and Writers Guild Award before moving on to be head writer of All My Children, As the World Turns and WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment. His young adult novel, The Year They Fell was released by Macmillan in July.

His podcasts can be found at gzmshows.com

Extra Credit

  • Podcasts in the Classroom vs. Podcasts at Home
  • Talk a little about the goals of Gen-Z Media
  • Pop-Culture Influences in Gen-Z Media’s work? 
  • Themes?
  • How can teachers get their classrooms involved?

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David Kreizman

Chief Creative Officer/co-founder Gen-Z Media

David Kreizman is an Emmy, Writers Guild, and Peabody Award-winning showrunner, writer, director, and producer. A lifetime fan of middle-grade and YA entertainment, David oversees the writing and development of all original GZM shows, serving as head writer on podcasts like Six Minutes, The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel and Becoming Mother Nature. Before entering the world of podcasting, David was head writer for the daytime drama Guiding Light, co-head writer of All My Children and As the World Turns and head writer for World Wrestling Entertainment. His YA novel, The Year They Fell, was published by Macmillan last year.