EMPLOYEE of the MONTH
About This Show
EMPLOYEE of the MONTH is a talk show about dreamy careers. Catie Lazarus interviews phenomenal folks about their careers, be it Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, or the Guinness Book of World Record Holder for Most Guinness Book of World Records. Her guests also receive the coveted Employee of the Month Award, which falls somewhere between a Nobel Peace Prize and free cup of coffee. The podcast is released weekly and you can attend live tapings monthly in New York at Joe's Pub. To get involved, get on the mailing list, donate or visit www.employeeofthemonthshow.com.
Most Recent Episode
JOSH RADNOR discusses art, film, TV, happiness, and knocking heads with the Dalai Lama.
JOSH RADNOR is currently appearing as a brilliant, but afflicted and drug addicted, doctor in PBS’s civil war drama MERCY STREET. In our interview, we discussed his range as an actor and found out why the Dalai Lama picked Josh to speak at the beloved spiritual leader’s 80th birthday extravaganza. Josh reveals whether the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso needs a flu shot.
When not writing or directing, Josh often speaks to colleges and audiences, like at the INK Conference in India. Josh speaks about the “golden handcuffs” of being a famous TV sitcom actor. The perk of being the star of a syndicated, network sitcom is obvious. Assuming you don’t blow all of the money on blow, you’re set for life. But it also comes with challenges, be it existential, like the contrived intimacy and projections from fans, to practical, like being typecast in future parts. Josh, who played the role of Ted Mosby for nine years on the Emmy winning, CBS sitcom HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, has chosen very different roles for himself since then. He made his directorial debut with the 2010 romantic comedy Happythankyoumoreplease, which won Audience Award at Sundance. His second film LIBERAL ARTS, which starred Richard Jenkins and Allison Janney, amongst other stars, also had its debut at Sundance. Since then Radnor has also returned to the theater, most notably in the critically acclaimed play DISGRACED and can be seen in PBS’s MERCY Street. Our interview was recorded live at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. This is Josh Radnor’s firs Employee of the Month win.