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31 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
Season 2; Episode 13 - Chris O'Shea
Chris O'Shea is not only a talented actor, but he's also a true testament to the fact that making it in Hollywood involves a bit of luck and timing. While on holiday from his home town in Sussex to visit his brother in Los Angeles, Chris had attended an acting workshop on a whim, which led to instananeous bookings and meetings with the highest profile talent agencies in the business. Chris has since been recurring on hit TV series Madam Secretary as Jareth Glover, as well as meaty roles in Baby Daddy, Patriots Day, and feature film Gone.
38 minutes | Jul 3, 2018
Season 2; Episode 12 - Joe Wolosz
Joe Wolosz is the Vintner of Napa Valley's Gentleman Farmer Wines, a man whose long and impressive career has taken him from working in restaurant kitchens, to studying oenology and viticulture at UC Davis, and running his own hotel and wine label. Joe's a restless creative spirit who seeks excellence in everything he does, and he and Sarah recount the arc of their longtime friendship while sipping the latest vintages of his delicious Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
47 minutes | Jun 18, 2018
Season 2; Episode 11 - Whitney Bowers & Newton Mayenge
Actors Whitney Bowers and Newton Mayenge exemplify what it's like to take the business portion of showbusiness by storm. The dynamic acting duo talks about what they do to stay on top of their game while pursuing one of the most difficult endeavors in the world.
34 minutes | May 29, 2018
Season 2; Episode 10 - Amy Walker
Actor, singer, dialect expert extraordinaire, Amy Walker continues to astonish with her vast range of talents! Amy talks about her famous YouTube video "21 Accents", now with over 11 million views, as well as her appearances on Tedx, NPR, the Today Show, and collaboration with Jack White. Amy also talks about her exciting upcoming projects in the world of film and TV, her upbringing in Seattle, and the life cycle of Salmon.
43 minutes | May 14, 2018
Season 2; Episode 9 - Scott Butterfield
The versatile and multitalented Scott Butterfield makes the rarefied subject of wine seem eminently approachable, whether it's in his short stories, novels, films, or as wine director of Studio City's Flask Fine Wine and Whiskey. In this wide-ranging conversation, Scott shares his secret for finding the balance necessary to complete any project he starts. This episode is sponsored by Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia '13.
41 minutes | Apr 27, 2018
S2; Ep 8 - Jimmy Shin
Comedian Jimmy Shin's extraordinary journey began at the age of seven, when his father created a vision board on his behalf, titled "James Shin, Attorney at Law". Jimmy's father has since adjusted that vision board to "Jimmy Shin, #1 Comedian in the World", but it didn't happen overnight. Jimmy has proven comedy is his true calling with several appearances on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, HBO's Luck, and performances at the hottest comedy venues in the country. Jimmy also produces "The ShinDig Show" at both The Comedy Store and The Improv and is making his dramatic acting debut in the upcoming feature film, Silencer, starring Danny Trejo and Tito Ortiz.
40 minutes | Apr 13, 2018
Season 2; Episode 7 - Amber Benson
Actor, director, novelist, Amber Benson joins Sarah J. for some AIX Rosé and tomboy fodder. Catching tadpoles and swimming with leeches was cool, but this Alabamian had bigger dreams to pursue. Having booked a role in the film "King of the Hill" at just fourteen, Amber continued with her early success before landing her breakout role of Tara Maclay, in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Amber talks about what drove her to "start over" and become a novelist, filmmaker, writer and director.
53 minutes | Mar 23, 2018
Season 2; Episode 6 - Ricarlo Flanagan
Actor-Comic, Ricarlo Flanagan, keeps it humble, real, and cool as he sips Prosecco with Sarah J! Ricarlo talks about hitting the ceiling in the Michigan comedy scene before making the move to LA. Ricarlo had immediate success as a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing before rolling in some nice acting gigs, including his current recurring role as Davey, on Showtime's Season 8 of Shameless. This episode is sponsored by Massanois Imports and the featured wine is Casa di Malia Prosecco, NV from Veneto Italy.
48 minutes | Mar 10, 2018
Season 2; Episode 5 - Ramy Romany
Egyptologist, and four time EMMY award winning director & cinematographer, Ramy Romany, shares more than gripping and tantalizing stories with Sarah J! Born in Cairo, Egypt, into a documentary-producing family, Ramy had fine crafted his skill of film-making from an early age. He had produced and starred in over 100 documentaries before the age of 20, and was nominated for two EMMY awards for cinematography before the age of 30. Ramy modestly talks about his success, but also the captivating journey along the way. This episode is sponsored by Massanois Imports and the featured wine is Two Kings Pinot Noir '16 by The Wonderland Project.
69 minutes | Feb 23, 2018
Season 2; Episode 4 - Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer Practices his wine swirling technique as he shares stories of being raised in New York City under the theatrical guidance of his showbiz parents. Though tempted to become an astronaut, Jon's love for the theatre had quickly overshadowed his love of space travel. Jon tells Sarah J. how his dating life had significantly changed immediately following his role of Duckie, in the legendary 1986 romantic comedy, Pretty in Pink. He also talks about various projects he had created to fulfill the lull before landing the iconic role of Alan Harper, on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, for which he has earned two Primetime Emmy Awards. This episode is sponsored by Massanois Imports and the featured wine is Villa Schinosa Laghiglione Puglia Rosso '15.
41 minutes | Feb 15, 2018
Season 2; Episode 3 - Iris Almario
Actor, model, animal rights activist, influencer, Iris Almario, stops by DDBH with her adorable dog, Koko! This Colombian-Puerto Rican beauty has taken the world by storm in every category she sets forth, from dancing, winning the title Miss Latina USA, and guest-starring in some of the most successful shows in television such as King of Queens, Jane the Virgin, NCIS, Code Black, and most recently, Nobodies. Iris keeps it real as she shares stories of saving animals from horrific abuse, her New York City upbringing from very hard working parents, her families' struggle in Puerto Rico post hurricane Maria, and the very competitive auditioning process as an actor; which she of course, makes look effortless, especially on the red carpet! This episode is sponsored by Massanois Imports, with featured wine, Lallier Champagne from Aÿ, France.
67 minutes | Feb 8, 2018
Season 2; Episode 2 - Laurence Guenoun
Photographer & Film Director, Laurence Guenoun, has a compelling and elegant talk with DDBH, Paris! Laurence' ethereal presence resonates with her stunning and evocative photographs of people, events, fashion and life encounters. Her series of short films, "Let Me Tell You a Story" breathtakingly encapsulates the haunting turning point of the lives of various characters. Her documentary film, "O Jardim da Esperanca" (The Garden of Hope) has garnered international acclaim within festivals as well as political, social, and environmental circles. Merci beaucoup d'avoir écouté!
49 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
Season 2; Episode 1 - Malik Ameer Crumpler
Poet, rapper, author, music producer, Malik Ameer Crumpler, stops by DDBH, Paris! This innovative, edgy, anglophone-expat, originally from Northern California, has effortlessly settled into Parisian life and shares stories of his more than fascinating journey! We talk breakdancing, poetry, rap, ballet, books, comedy, and the synergistic disciplines Malik has acutely discovered from all.
69 minutes | Nov 12, 2017
Episode 013 - John Pirruccello
Actor, John Pirruccello has done it all! Theatre, voiceovers, commercials, stand up comedy, improv, films, and television shows! Best known for his role of Nick Stavros in HBO's "Phil Spector", Deputy Chad Broxford in Showtime's "Twin Peaks: The Return", and Detective John Loach in HBO's upcoming "Barry". John shares stories of being directed by icons David Mamet, and David Lynch, and how losing his cool in front of co-star Helen Mirren was the best thing to ever happen. This episode's featured wine is by Mamete Prevostini. Nebbiolo Botonero '15 and Rosato Monrose '16 and can be purchased at Flask Fine Wine & Whiskey. www.flaskfinewines.com
60 minutes | Nov 5, 2017
Episode 012 - Gabrielle Walsh
This Chicago native stunner is currently starring in so many television shows, it's difficult to keep count! She plays Sophia in Hulu's East Los High, Tanya in Showtime's Shameless, and Sophia in NBC's The Brave - just to name a few! You may also know her as Monique from CW's The Vampire Diaries and if that isn't enough, she's also the star of blockbuster film, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones! Gabrielle talks about her process of finding the character, her philosophy of disposition in the audition room, and how becoming a mother at the tender age of 15 has been the driving force behind her maturity and ambition. This episode's featured wine is Jean-Max Sancerre Pouilly-Fumé Chante-Alouettes '15 and is available for purchase through Plonk Wine Club. www.plonkwineclub.com
49 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Episode 11 - Jeff Greenstein
Comedy writer, producer, and director, JEFF GREENSTEIN, is responsible for some of the most iconic shows in television history. Find out what fueled the creation of Emmy award winning, Will & Grace, Friends, Desperate Housewives, and more. Jeff talks about his latest series, Aim High, coming this fall on AMC, as well as his future aspirations, and how it's always important to have an extra pair of cuff links at the Emmys. This Episode's featured wine is Champagne Lallier, Aÿ - France R.012 Brut.
32 minutes | Oct 22, 2017
Episode 10 - Erica Rhodes
Comedian/Actor, ERICA RHODES, known for Prairie Home Companion, VEEP, MODERN FAMILY, @Midnight, and more, shares a lovely Chardonnay with Sarah J as she talks about her new variety show "The NightLight Comedy Show", her process of joke writing, and how the cello will always be cooler than the flute! This Episode's featured wine is Lulumi Chardonnay '16 from Languedoc, and is available for purchase at Lincoln Fine Wine, 727 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
62 minutes | Oct 16, 2017
Episode 009 - Adam Schomer
Documentary Director and Producer, ADAM SCHOMER, takes time from his more than busy schedule to share a certified organic wine with fellow Michigander, Sarah J. Adam discusses his latest production of HEAL, a riveting film about the power of the mind to heal the body, featuring Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, and more. Adam is also premiering his TV docu-series, THE ROAD TO DHARMA, a daring motorcycle adventure into the Indian Himalayas and the four sacred peaks: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Tungnath, Hemkund. He also talks about his philosophy of the power of diet, meditation, and living in the now. This episode's featured wine in Ampelos Cellars, Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir '15.
44 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
Episode 008 - Steven Briggs
Comedian-story teller, STEVEN BRIGGS, preps for his upcoming performance for the troops in Guantanamo Bay, by stopping by DDBH studio and partaking in a delectable Napa Valley Chardonnay with Sarah J! Steven shares stories of how being sent to Military school at the age of fifteen was no joke, the similarities of stand up comedy and long distance running, and when it's not ok to take a bite out of an Oscar Mayer sandwich. This episode's featured wine is Brick & Mortar Cougar Rock Chardonnay '15 from Napa Valley, CA.
52 minutes | Oct 2, 2017
Episode 007 - Jay Washington
Comedian and Actor, JAY WASHINGTON, stops by DDBH to share snippets of his fascinating journey over a bottle of hearty Malbec with Sarah J! This Chicago bred, former professional wrestler, opens up as majestically as the wine as he talks about what drives his fierce work ethic; whether it be working for White Castle, Chem Lawn, various comedy clubs, or opposite Wesley Snipes in Spike Lee's Joint, Chi-Raq! This episode's featured wine is Roberto Bonfanti Malbec Gran Reserva '12 from Mendoza Argentina.
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