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69 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
This Is Us’ Chris Sullivan: Pre Grieving & Gratitude
The loveable Chris Sullivan (This Is Us) comes on the pod this week for some life updates on the joys and challenges that fatherhood has brought him; plus he gives us some career updates with his experience and mindset coming into the homestretch of This Is Us. Sully talks about his experience shooting during the craziness of this last year and what it’s been like juggling the different personalities on the show. We also have some fun talking about his band Joseph the Spouse, we discuss the process of grieving, and of course… we talk gratitude.
56 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Emile Hirsch: Into the Wild & Impostor Syndrome
Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) joins this week to open up on his experience with impostor syndrome in this industry, and what sort of negative and positive impacts it has had on his career. We go on to talk about his new movie Midnight in the Switchgrass along with the various characters he’s portrayed in films, such as Chris McCandless (Into the Wild) and Jay Sebring (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). We also discuss working with legends like Quentin Tarantino and Robert De Niro intense training with Navy SEALs, and the dangers of pickleball.
71 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Ethan Suplee: Recovery & Learning to Love Yourself
Amazing show this week. We have an inspirational and open guest on the podcast with Ethan Suplee (My Name is Earl, The Wolf of Wall Street). Ethan and I discuss his troubled experience with how he perceived his body throughout his life and the catalyst that drove the incredible weight loss transformation that turned him into who he is today. We also get into his experience with drug addiction and rehab, his work in learning to love himself despite his habitual disgust, and his almost unbelievable start in this industry as an actor.
77 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Community’s Joel McHale: Breaking Yahoo and Show Reunions
The humble and hilarious Joel McHale (Community, The Soup) joins me this week and talks about everything from his experience and future on Community to his Pacino-level rage he has with inanimate objects on a day to day basis. Joel talks about his time and shared experience working with the legendary Chevy Chase and his chance beginnings on the iconic ‘The Soup’. We also discuss how he manages his dyslexia when working, unnecessary criticism from movie/show critics, and his new movie called Happily.
66 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Leslie Jordan: From Dance Floor Drugs to Daily Gratitudes
The iconic and always fabulous Leslie Jordan (Call Me Kat, Will and Grace) joins me this week for an incredible podcast chronicling the ups and downs of his personal life and how they translated into success in this industry. Leslie and I discuss his prior drug and alcohol addiction and how recovering from those illnesses shaped his career into what it is today. We also talk about his new album and book, working with Eddie Veder and Dolly Parton, and Leslie’s time working on American Horror Story and Will and Grace.
75 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Seth Green: Performance Over Fame & Putting in the Work
The humble and insanely talented Seth Green (Family Guy, Robot Chicken) joins this week and touches on the differences between performance and fame, his personal process in acting, and the understanding of being too critical of oneself. Seth discusses the hilarious origin of how he figured out the voice for Chris in Family Guy along with the story surrounding the Seth MacFarlane vs. Seth Green saga. Later in the show, Seth shares in deep detail his experience and personal relationship with legendary actors Tim Curry and Robin Williams, and what each has meant to his career and his life.
70 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort: Gut Check & NXIVM
Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Handmaid’s Tale) returns to the show this week to explore ideas of following your gut, not comparing yourself to others, and finding happiness through passion. Later in the show we both discuss our thoughts and emotions on the Alison Mack NXIVM situation as the documentary The VOW has been released and sentencing has commenced. We also talk about her troubling situation walking off an HBO show set, the differences in experiences working on Supergirl and Smallville, and how she gets herself to a dark place to prepare for dramatic roles.
75 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Walker’s Keegan Allen: Working on Yourself
Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars, Walker) brings his cheerful and bright attitude to this week's episode and discusses his experience as a hopeless romantic, his teenage angst, and how he’s managed to stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ avoiding downward spirals in this industry. Keegan opens up on his relationship with his late father and how he’s still been able to connect with him even after his passing. We also talk about how Pretty Little Liars’ success coincided with the birth of social media, drama with other actors on set, and growing up in Hollywood.
75 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Psych’s Maggie Lawson: Love Lost & Pressure to ‘Make It’
Maggie Lawson (Psych, Santa Clarita Diet) stops by this week’s podcast for an in-depth and emotional discussion about relationships, divorce as a child and adult, and the anxiety that comes with starting out in Hollywood. Maggie discusses her wild journey of moving from Kentucky to Los Angeles and becoming an actress. We also discuss the difficult process of ending a marriage, how much the cast and show of Psych meant to her, and her desire to just ‘want to be a kid’ early in her career.
78 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Supernatural’s Sebastian Roché: Broke on a Boat, Rejection, & Divorce
From growing up on a sailboat to becoming Balthazar in Supernatural, Sebastian Roché joins the show this week to share all in his journey through mental health in this industry. Sebastian discusses his early childhood surrounding life on a boat and his tumultuous relationship with his father. We talk about prior relationships, how love and connections ultimately make you a better human being, and discovering what’s right for you as you grow older. We close as Sebastian reminisces about his time working with the legendary Al Pacino, auditioning for The Hobbit, and his favorite memory of working on Supernatural.
75 minutes | May 25, 2021
Supergirl’s David Harewood: Fear to Fail & Mental Breakdowns
The very brave and charismatic David Harewood (Supergirl, Homeland) joins us this week and opens up about his battle with mental illness and how it shaped his life. David shares how acting and friendship both literally saved his life from his own psychosis; a big reason he’s made it a point to bring more awareness to the field of mental health. Later we get into Supergirl, his role as the Martian Manhunter, and his true feelings about the show’s finale.
83 minutes | May 18, 2021
Buffy’s Charisma Carpenter: Bravery & Survival
Charisma Carpenter (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins us this week and shares a jaw dropping story of bravery and survival in an unthinkable situation. She later opens up on her journey throughout her career, how acting wasn’t always her first choice, but how falling into it changed her life forever. Charisma discusses her anxiety surrounding auditioning for roles, her first time she was truly starstruck, and what it’s been like confronting past traumas during her time on set.
85 minutes | May 11, 2021
Freddy Krueger! Robert Englund: Welcome to Primetime...
The legendary and iconic Robert Englund joins us this week to discuss various topics surrounding the Nightmare on Elm Street series and his early start of being an actor. Robert discusses growing up as a Valley boy and how he transitioned from wanting to be a lawyer who surfed in his free time to a world-wide phenomenon actor. We discuss an insane story about the casting of Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars movie and Robert’s relationship with Mark Hamill.
82 minutes | May 4, 2021
Parenthood’s Erika Christensen: Au Naturel Living & Scientology
Erika Christensen (Parenthood) joins us this week to discuss, in part, the politicization of very non-political health related issues that deal with a more natural lifestyle. We get an update on what life is like being a mother of two and a wild and beautiful story of how her second child was born. As we close, we talk about her experience with Scientology, the misconceptions of her practice, and how it has even lead to losing roles in this industry.
89 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Kiefer Sutherland & Jason Patric: Lost Boys in Los Angeles
Amazing episode this week. Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) and Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) join us this week to talk about their bond built off of The Lost Boys, being intimidated by other actors, and what it was like growing up with Hollywood royalty in their families. Kiefer and Jason reminisce on how they met and how they each developed as young actors by helping certain productions of movies. The guys reveal some funny stories while on the set of Lost Boys and Kiefer’s wedding and later we discuss how social media and cinema coexist in modern day entertainment.
59 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
My Smallville Father John Glover
John Glover (Smallville, Fear the Walking Dead) joins us this week and opens up on the idea of working as you age in this industry. We also get into some classic BTS moments from Smallville, John’s experience of working on Fear the Walking Dead during the zombie-apocalypse year we’ve just had, pandy vaccines, and his run-ins with legendary Freddie Mercury and John Oats.
99 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Howie Mandel: Passion Overcoming Pain
The man who lives a self diagnosed ‘edited life’ Howie Mandel joins us this week to discuss different topics ranging from his early beginnings in stand-up comedy to his continuous battle of thriving in show biz with OCD. We discuss Howie’s marriage, the stigma surrounding mental health, and coping mechanisms that people use in times of distress. Howie also opens up about some uncomfortable interactions he encountered while being on the Howard Stern show, the fall out of interacting with Marshall Faulk on Deal or No Deal, and also the story of being banned from Johnny Carson.
82 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
LOTR Sean Astin Talks Identity, Destigmatizing Anxiety, and Social Stigmas
The lovable Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy) returns to the show this week and talks about being content with one’s mortality, life within the Covid-19 pandemic, and overcoming stigmas within the mental health field. Sean gives an update with the Patty Duke Mental Health Organization and how he started his own charity called Run Third. We also discuss his negative interactions with doctors in the past and the complications that can come with certain medical diagnoses.
88 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Supernatural’s Robert Benedict & Richard Speight
Robert Benedict and Richard Speight (Supernatural, Kings of Con) join us today to discuss the many different challenges that come with parenting and relationships, specifically during the craziness of this past year. We talk about how Richard and Robert met, the formation of their podcast The Kings of Con, and fun times at conventions. Richard and Robert also go into deep detail of Robert’s stroke and how that insane turn of events cemented their friendship forever.
84 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Matthew Lewis: Harry Potter, Defense Mechanisms, & Comfort
The talented and very humble Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Me Before You) joins us this week and discusses the challenges of playing various characters after being a part of one of the world’s largest pop culture phenomenons. Matthew delves deep into his inner defense mechanisms when viewing his own work, never letting his career define his life, and how he’s learned more from theater than films. For all you Harry Potter fans, we talk about some hilarious behind the scenes stories, memorabilia Matthew smuggled home with him, and also working with the late and brilliant Alan Rickman.
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