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Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum
82 minutes | 2 days ago
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 | 9 days ago
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 | 16 days ago
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 | 23 days ago
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 | a month ago
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 | a month ago
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 | a month ago
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.
88 minutes | 2 months ago
Harry Potter’s Jason Isaacs: Creative Process, Believable Villains, & Perspective
The iconic Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The Patriot) joins this week and discusses his unique creative process that has contributed to his ongoing success and respect in this industry. Jason reflects in different moments on missed opportunities that he passed on while emphasizing the importance of not getting stuck in the ideology of the ‘grass always being greener’. We also talk about our legendary improv scene in Sweet November, Jason’s formula to a successful villain, and his experience on sets like Armageddon, Harry Potter, and The Patriot.
79 minutes | 2 months ago
Your Favorite Jackass Steve-O: MTV, Family Acceptance, and Living Unhappy
Steve-O (Jackass, Wild Ride!) joins me this week and shares the surprising family dynamic during his childhood and exactly how it led to him becoming the Steve-O we know and love today. Steve-O opens up on how, specifically, his father’s respect and approval provided a massive boost to his self confidence as he began his career in entertainment, which inevitably blossomed into Jackass. We also talk about some BTS stories on the origin of Jackass, his now famous dog that he rescued from the streets of Peru, and his thoughts on Buddhist philosophy.
86 minutes | 2 months ago
Shazam! Star Zachary Levi... Opening Up Like Never Before
Zachary Levi (Shazam!, Chuck) goes deep into his mental health journey this week, opening up about his realization of just how ‘ungood’ he was despite the accomplishments and great things happening in his life. Zach goes on to share his newfound understanding for the dopamine he received by working and how during this pandy he’s had a more clear realization of just how much self worth he receives from his career. We also get into the super power of vulnerability, keeping perspective of your own mental health, and Zach’s take on his position in the DC Universe.
75 minutes | 2 months ago
Arrowverse’s Katie Cassidy
Katie Cassidy (Arrow, Supernatural) joins us this week and reflects on how her crazy upbringing molded her to become independent and how difficult this is when peers see it as being standoffish. Katie shares her struggle to make it on her own at a very young age, despite what some would assume she was given based on her family name. We also share stories of getting bullied in our childhood, we share reflections on loved ones lost, and Katie dishes on some BTS Arrow stories.
85 minutes | 3 months ago
TWD Badass Michael Cudlitz
Michael Cudlitz (TWD, Clarice) joins me this week to talk, in part, about his growth in this industry from set construction on 90210, to acting in major serieses like Band of Brothers and The Walking Dead, and eventually leading to directing opportunities along the way. Michael opens up on the fragility of life and the importance of setting goals you can achieve while still here. We also talk about the idea of ‘polishing a turd’ with presence and effort, our mutual love of telling stories, and some pretty epic behind the scenes memories from B.o.B. and TWD.
86 minutes | 3 months ago
Full House Icon Bob Saget
Listen as an old pal Bob Saget (Full House, Here For You) joins us to share laughs and jabs through serious conversations of loss and grief. Bob talks about using humor and literal onstage performance to numb the loss of loved ones throughout his career. He talks about how it’s a balancing act of grieving and ensuring ‘the show goes on.’ We had a ton of fun this week while getting into BTS stories in the comedy scene, his take on cancel culture in standup, and some honest reflections of his time as America’s dad on Full House.
86 minutes | 3 months ago
Scrub's Star Zach Braff
About time we had me old neighbor Zach Braff on the show. Zach (Scrubs, Garden State) joins us this week and opens up on some of his lifelong anxieties, crippling pet peeves, and natural neurosis he deals with. Zach talks a lot about his experience in the industry… everything from being a workaholic who doesn’t idle well to the idea of peers wanting you to do well, but not TOO well out there. We also get into some funny BTS moments on Scrubs plus Zach’s experience working with legends like Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Robert Deniro.
78 minutes | 3 months ago
The Mandalorian’s Katee Sackhoff
Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Longmire) joins us this week to talk in part about her role in The Mandalorian. She shares the behind the scenes grind that contributed to the ‘sudden’ overnight success that the public has seen with her big break on the show. Katee also opens up on some difficult experiences that woke her up to the idea of being more positive on set with the goal of wanting to leave a good impression on her peers. We also get into how Jon Favreau has saved Star Wars, Katee’s thoughts on prenups, and her longtime experience on shows like Battlestar Galactica and Longmire.
72 minutes | 4 months ago
OG Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson
Absolute legend on the podcast this week. Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusers) joins to share his story of overcoming adversity early in his life and chasing his passion for acting while scraping by to provide as a father and husband. Ernie opens up early in this episode on the importance for him to be a good father, because of the lack of one he had growing up. We also get into some reflections on his role in Ghostbusters, his frustrations around being typecast early in his career, and what he’s actually afraid of.
80 minutes | 4 months ago
Smallville's Clark Kent/ Superman is Back... Tom Welling!
Smallville's Clark Kent/ Superman Is Back... Tom Welling joins the show this week and opens up a ton on the idea of creativity, and the lack of that when operating out of anger and being in survival mode. Tom talks about opening up to the idea of being genuine and authentic and shedding the false idea of perfection. We also get into trickle down emotions given from our parents, how we each handle anxiety, and of course…. Some BTS from our time on Smallville.
67 minutes | 4 months ago
Wrestling Legend Chris Jericho
WWE Legend Chris Jericho (WWE, Talk Is Jericho) joins me this week to talk about his experience throughout his life overcoming peer and public stigmas while pursuing his dreams in wrestling, music, film, and more. Chris really hammers home the idea of passion fueled perseverance in this episode, so for anyone looking for a little boost, this is a must listen. We also get into Chris’s love for horror films and rock music, the idea of ‘zero room for error’ in professional wrestling, and some pretty crazy BTS within that world.
70 minutes | 4 months ago
World Famous Voice Actor Clancy Brown
Clancy Brown (Shawshank, SpongeBob) joins me this week to share his personal experience with impostor syndrome throughout his career from its inception to highlights like The Shawshank Redemption. Clancy talks about how the industry had changed over the decades and how he feels blessed to have found voice acting for the presence it allows him to keep. We also get into some good ole Lex talk, how fame can drastically change a set, and even his personal experience working with the late great Sean Connery.
75 minutes | 5 months ago
Erica Durance (Smallville, Saving Hope) joins me this week to share the anxiety and stress of going behind the scenes working in casting to in front of the camera on Smallville. Erica opens up on the different ways that she’s felt that she didn’t belong both in her personal and professional life. We also get into her thoughts and experience with postpartum, different tools to overcome anxiety, and her opinions on the Arrowverse.
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