Episodes
Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things, Sweeney Todd) joins us again this week to share his perspective on Stranger Things coming to and end… how he’s preparing to say goodbye to Dustin after a eight years… and the lessons he’s learned after landing a hit show at the age of 12. Gaten starts the episode talking about his dream come true of performing Sweeney Todd on Broadway and the highs and lows that came with its seven month run. We also talk about the unique experience of literally growing up...
Published 05/28/24
Felicia Day (Third Eye, The Guild) joins us this week to share her new mindset of ‘being enough’ after realizing that her self valuations were merely career and achievement based. Felicia discusses the relief of shedding people in the industry who were looking to ‘take from her’ and the joy of telling stories that she cares about, like the sci-fi comedy Third Eye. We also talk about her time on Mystery Science Theater 3000, disappointments with prominent authors of this era, and her lack of...
Published 05/21/24
Tim Blake Nelson (Old Henry, O Brother, Where Art Thou?) joins us this week to share his experience in this industry as a respected character actor and the on-set lessons learned from masters of their craft like Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Tom Cruise. Tim shares how James Franco helped pull him out of creative complacency during a lull, helping him develop his new approach of preparing for roles. We also talk about his last minute addition to ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?,’...
Published 05/14/24
Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding, The Wedding Date) joins us this week to share remarkable stories (on and off set) throughout his career and how he uses them as mental health check ins for gratitude in everything he’s been able to accomplis. Dermot also talks about his experience as a cellist, being able to work scores in both the Star Trek and Star Wars universes, and how he’s chasing the golden goose of working with Yo-Yo Ma. We also briefly talk about old stories of protecting...
Published 05/07/24
Katey Sagal & Kurt Sutter (PIE, Sons of Anarchy) join us this week as (potentially) our first married couple to share their experience working together on the hit series Sons of Anarchy, finding love through sobriety, and fighting for marriage while giving grace to your partner at their lowest. Kurt talks about the creative inception of Sons of Anarchy, while Katey shares her gratitude for being able to get out of the comedic box that she was put into after the success of Married With...
Published 04/30/24
Introducing The Soothing Sleep Express [Box Breathing] from Soothing Sleep. Follow the show: Soothing Sleep Welcome, Dreamers, to 'Soothing Sleep,' your sanctuary for bedtime bliss. In today's episode, we embark on the 'Soothing Sleep Express,' a luxury train journey that whisks us from snow-capped mountains to serene coastal settings. Relax in your private car as the mesmerizing landscape transforms, providing the perfect setting for deep relaxation and visualization. Learn and apply the Box...
Published 04/30/24
Skeet Ulrich (Scream, Jericho) joins us this week and shares crazy experiences from his childhood like getting life saving open heart surgery at age 10 and being kidnapped by his father at age 6. Skeet talks about his journey in the Scream franchise, his bond with the cast and crew, and one story where he almost spoiled the crazy reveal by doing press before it was released. We also talk about his outlook on life after kicking booze, reflecting on his broken upbringing after becoming a...
Published 04/23/24
ℹ️ I really connected with Chance Perdomo and was so saddened by his passing. I chose to air this episode in honor of him and for folks to see what a great person he was... Chance Perdomo (Gen V, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) joins us this week to share his early experience with success on both sides of the pond and what sort of nerves and expectations come with joining beloved franchises like Sabrina and The Boys. Chance is open about his gratitude for the tough love given by his single...
Published 04/16/24
Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Casper) joins us this week to share the highs and lows of his experience in this industry from his unstoppable ambition as an actor in his youth to the inevitable struggle, that Hollywood catalyzed, leading to his rock-bottom of quitting at 24. Devon is an open book this episode - candid about his evolving relationships and what inevitably pulled him back into film. We also talk about why he’s most proud of Stan, his shock at the premier of Final Destination 5,...
Published 04/09/24
Edward Furlong (The Terminator, American History X) joins us this week to share his journey with addiction and the rock-bottom he hit that allowed him to get clean and re-discover the joys of a sober life. Edward shares fond memories with cast and crew while filming The Terminator franchise - all the while, acknowledging how he took it for granted in his youth. We also talked about going from teenage heartthrob to parent of a teenager, breaking the chain of generational trauma, and what...
Published 04/02/24
Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars, Brian’s Song) joins us this week to reflect on his incredible legacy in this industry - from the importance of his casting as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars, to his chemistry with Diana Ross, and why he’s steadfast with his unique creative approach rather than playing the victim. Truly appreciate Billy Dee coming on the podcast as a self admitted ‘private person,’ his honestly about dark times in life and the idea of not dwelling on the negatives was refreshing....
Published 03/26/24
John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings) joins us this week for one of my favorite interviews yet. The guy is prolific! He gets into everything from his pessimism heading into Lord of the Rings, the intimidation of working alongside Sean Connery, the immense difficulty of filming Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, and so much more. John was an open book this week, going on to talk about the pain of losing a child, his outlook on life after death, and the current vacuum of...
Published 03/19/24
Tom Payne (The Walking Dead, Prodigal Son) joins us this week to share his journey in becoming an actor along with the unique pride and sacrifices he’s made to fully invest in his career coming over to America. Tom shares difficult lessons he’s had to learn about managing expectations, after certain projects that he believed were shoe-ins didn’t live up in the eyes of fans or people in the industry. We also talk about his nerves while joining the biggest show at the time in The Walking Dead,...
Published 03/12/24
Lex Luthor meets the new Lex Luthor this week as we sit down with Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, About a Boy) for a conversation about his prep for the role, super hero pressure in the age of social media, and the art of shaving your head. Nicholas shared his hesitancy of progressing as a child actor (up until About a Boy) and how a moment of losing anonymity almost lead to him quitting. We also talk about geeking out when Anthony Hopkins hissed, his appreciation for Clint Eastwood’s dark...
Published 03/05/24
Joel McHale (Animal Control, Community) joins us again this week to spread out on the couch, share a bunch of laughs, and admire a room full of memorabilia. Joel talks about his experience with ADHD in this industry and how it has impacted his approach as an actor, including being the lead on Community. We also talk about keeping passion in your career, finding joy in restoring cars, and fist fights with Chevy Chase. Thank you to our sponsors: 🛍️ Shopify: https://shopify.com/inside 🏈...
Published 02/27/24
Shelley Hennig (Obliterated, Teen Wolf) joins us this week to share her unique experience in this industry: how a distraction during a tragic family loss led to her winning Miss Teen USA, and eventually landing a recurring role on Teen Wolf. Shelley is candid about her experience on different projects throughout her career, from her fear of excepting Teen Wolf to the fulfillment of living in a real simulated haunted house while filming Unfriended. We also talk about a very hands on experience...
Published 02/20/24
One of the wildest stories we’ve ever heard on the podcast, from one of the most dear friends to the show… Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Doom Patrol) joins us this week to give an exclusive recounting of his recent heart attacks and relentless fights against death. This story was remarkable, emotional, and brave. Mark talks about what he feared most during his run ins with death and his newfound passion that has emerged from tragedy. Thank you to our sponsors: ❤️ Betterhelp:...
Published 02/13/24
Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley) joins us again on the podcast after several years to reflect on his career taking off with The Big Sick, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Welcome to Chippendales - along with the untenable anxiety that came with it. Kumail is really open about how he has misguided priorities after The Big Sick and why he was used to associating work with stress. We also talk about his friendship with Dave Bautista, disappointment with Eternals, and getting back into...
Published 02/06/24
Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica) joins us on the pod this week for a wonderful conversation about learning to love yourself and avoiding things that validate your own insecurities. Katee has an open conversation about the survivor’s guilt she had with her thyroid cancer and the impact it had on her during Battlestar Galactica. We also talk about her dual voice and live action portrayal of Star Wars character Bo-Katan, the issues with contracts in the modern day of...
Published 01/30/24
Tom Welling (Smallville, Lucifer) joins us this week for our 300th episode. He was our first guest, so we couldn’t think of anybody more perfect for our 300th … We catch up on a lot with Welling - the rewards and challenges of fatherhood, his desire to be of service to others, and self reflections on his career to this point. We also get into stressful stories on set Smallville, his heart warming Keanu story, and resisting Brendan Fraser.  Thank you to our sponsors: ❤️ Betterhelp:...
Published 01/23/24
Michael Biehn (Tombstone, Aliens) joins us again this week, as promised - and he does not disappoint! Story on story on story… Michael addresses misconceptions with Tombstone, deadly experiences while filming The Abyss, alternative casting on The Terminator, and so much more that we couldn’t fit in his first appearance. There are great moments where Michael discusses the importance of protecting yourself as an actor, including a positive experience he had collaborating on his upcoming film...
Published 01/16/24
❤️ Tom Ellis’ new film ‘Players’ comes out Valentines Day on Netflix (save the date!) Tom Ellis (Lucifer, Miranda) joins us this week to give his uniquely ironic experience in this industry - going from growing up in a family of baptist ministers to playing the lead in the hit series Lucifer. Tom talks about overcoming impostor syndrome while filming certain episodes and shares the crazy story of how a rogue tweet helped save the show from being cancelled. We also talk about adopting an...
Published 01/09/24
This week we’re joined by the band Dogstar with members Keanu Reeves, Robert Mailhouse and Bret Domrose. Make sure you check out their new album ‘Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees’ because we get into a lot of it this episode. The guys share their feelings coming back after decades of not performing together and the catalyst that brought the band back. We also get into the idea of nerves driving performance, horror-story gigs, and the therapeutic power of music. Thank you to...
Published 12/19/23
Alan Ritchson (Reacher, Blue Mountain State) joins us again this week for an open an honest conversation about his current mental health coinciding with the industry validation and massive success of Reacher. Before Alan gets into the idea that he is more than just his work and his role on screen, he discusses the importance of focusing on now and showing yourself compassion - in relation to the difficult physique transformation he’s had to adopt. We also get into the pros and cons of his...
Published 12/12/23