Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum Podcast

I’m Michael Rosenbaum, I’ve spent the better part of the last two decades in and out of film and television - mostly known for playing the bald dude on the show Smallville. I’m the guy that you probably don’t know by name, but when you see my face you might say “oh, that guy from that thing.” I’ve befriended some of the most talented people in the business, but it wasn’t until I started inviting them into my home that I realized, I didn’t really know these people. What started as me having some fun, quickly evolved into something I’ve fallen in love with. What I’ve discovered is that all these people aren’t that different from you and me. They have the same insecurities and flaws that we all deal with every day. In a dark, yet enlightening way...I find a lot of comfort in that. I invite you all to join me while I get inside each of these fascinating people.

Lance Bass
Lance Bass (NSYNC) joins me this week and opens up on everything from the emotions and anxieties of his public coming out, to the stress and hectic lifestyle he’s become accustomed to after his tenure in NSYNC. Lance shares what’s been like to share his lifestyle in Hollywood with his traditionally set southern family. We also get into upcoming projects based on insane NSYNC groupie stories, his frustrations with the IVF process, and betrayals he’s experienced in life....

Kristin Kreuk Returns
Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Burden of Truth) joins us virtually to share what it’s been like for her in Canada during this pandy while maintaining her acting career and actively pursuing a degree in school. With so many things being juggled right now, Kristin shares how she handles stress and discusses the things she does to prevent the feeling of being overloaded. We go on to talk about her strict upbringing, her uncomfortability with fame during Smallville, and her excitement for her role in Burden of Trut...

Jared Padalecki Returns
Jared Padalecki (Supernatural, Gilmore Girls) joins me this week to reflect on his SP Family and rollercoaster that these last 15 years have been. Jared shares the emotions he’s had during some of the “last” moments while shooting the final episodes and talks about not wanting the ride to end, for good. We also talk about self fulfilling prophecies with anxiety and depression, Jared’s newfound respect for his wife after fathering during quarantine, and what exactly led to his arrest a few months back. Love ...


Jensen Ackles Returns
Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, Smallville) returns to the show this week to give us an update on the ‘actual’ shooting of the series finale for Supernatural, while sharing his thoughts and feelings on the roller coaster ride that the last few months have been trying to wrap around the pandemic. Hear what it was like for Jensen to reflect on his 13 season experience on Supernatural during this six month hiatus… and whether or not he has another season left in him. We also talk about the new hoops everyone has ...

John Schneider
John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville) joins this week to open up on the success he’s had in Hollywood over the last several decades through the idea of expecting greatness in one’s self, rather than anticipating failure. John also explores the differences between one’s ego and destiny, while sharing how he has lacked nervousness through the strength of his own optimism and ignorance. We talk about his wife’s battle with cancer, John’s experience on Smallville and Dukes, and also how he was able ...

Jim Jefferies Returns
Jim Jefferies (Intolerant, Legit) joins me this week to talk about common misconceptions and burdens that he has to deal with based on the party animal persona he portrays on stage. Jim also talks about his experiences in this industry with the 8 specials he’s released and how he really feels about the handling of his beloved show Legit. We get into Jim’s thoughts on the quarantine and Australian management, some family drama sparked by on stage embellishment, and his thoughts on TikTok and YouTube comedian...


Jordan Jonas
Alone winner Jordan Jonas joins me this week to talk about the positive attitude and resilience he’s been able to adopt through his passion for adventure and survival; the same attitude that allowed him to go over 70 days in the wild, alone. Jordan discusses the upbringing and support his family showed him along the way that helped him seek adventure early in his life. We also talk near-death hunting stories, the perspective that nature can give you, and how to overcome true isolation....

Kevin Conroy
Kevin Conroy (Batman Beyond, Justice League) joins me this week to share how he’s battled with anxiety throughout his life, stemming from a harsh upbringing in a combative household that no child should be raised in. Kevin goes on to talk about his different family dynamics and the impact that his abusive, alcoholic father had on his future. We also get into Kevin’s evolution in acting from Juilliard to Batman, his experience living with the one and only Robin Williams, and his thoughts on Batman reprisals ...

Kevin Conroy
Kevin Conroy (Batman Beyond, Justice League) joins me this week to share how he’s battled with anxiety throughout his life, stemming from a harsh upbringing in a combative household that no child should be raised in. Kevin goes on to talk about his different family dynamics and the impact that his abusive, alcoholic father had on his future. We also get into Kevin’s evolution in acting from Juilliard to Batman, his experience living with the one and only Robin Williams, and his thoughts on Batman reprisals ...

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Oliver Hudson
Oliver Hudson (Rules of Engagement, Splitting Up Together) joins me this week and opens up about his bouts with debilitating anxiety coming up in this industry and his experience with antidepressants along the way. Oliver talks about the pressure he faced to become a successful actor growing up around Goldie Hawn (mother), Kurt Russell (pa), and Kate Hudson (sister). We also talk about the importance of self care, some onset “blow up” moments, and Oliver’s cathartic reconnection with his estranged father....

Eli Roth
Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) comes back on this week to share the limitations in trying to get a movie shot during our current world environment. Eli also opens up on his exhaustion from always trying to satisfy others in order to reduce his self imposed guilt. We talk about how the last few months have been a summary of his film career, how social media feeds narcissism, and his experience with greats like Quentin Tarantino....

Eli Roth
Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) comes back on this week to share the limitations in trying to get a movie shot during our current world environment. Eli also opens up on his exhaustion from always trying to satisfy others in order to reduce his self imposed guilt. We talk about how the last few months have been a summary of his film career, how social media feeds narcissism, and his experience with greats like Quentin Tarantino....

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Ben McKenzie
Ben McKenzie (Gotham, The O.C.) joins me this week to talk about how the anxieties and insecurities that you may have can sometimes contribute to your appeal as an actor. Ben also opens up about what it was like dealing with early internet hate during his time on the OC compared to how social media has evolved now. We talk about the start of his relationship with wife Morena Baccarin while on set, making sense of life without the lights on, and how to fight through nerves to deliver a confident performance ...

James Marsters
James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dragonball) joins me this week to share his experiences with acting as an art on-screen and on-stage before his breakout in Buffy. James also opens up on what it was like to have to take in his five year old niece and having to raise her as his own after already being a ‘weekend dad.’ We also get into stories back in the day on the set of Smallville, the idea of competition in art, and James’ experience with some of the cast and crew on Buffy....

Rebecca Mader
Rebecca Mader (Once Upon a Time, Lost) joins me this week and opens up on her experiences with bullying in her life and how it has shaped who she is today and how she maneuvers in this industry. Rebecca also shares her experience with therapy and how it has impacted both her personal friendships and romantic relationships. We also talk about her experiences on Lost and Once Upon a Time, the pain of dating in Hollywood, and the gratitude she has for the roles she’s held....


Tom Cavanagh
Tom Cavanagh (The Flash, Ed) joins me this week and opens up about the gratitude he’s developed throughout his career after experiences with hit shows as well as serieses that got yanked. Tom reveals a good deal of maturity by sharing his thoughts on self knowledge and understanding for who you are as a person. We also talk about the idea of breaking superhero acting stereotypes, a crazy story he had while on Conan, and running gags he has on set of The Flash....

Andrew Santino
Andrew Santino (Dave, Whiskey Ginger) joins me this week to talk about the compromises and sacrifices that he and his loved ones have had to make in pursuit of his career in Hollywood after leaving the Midwest. Santino also opens up on the dynamic between him and his biological and step father, having to come to terms with the reality of his relationships in adulthood. We get into the anxieties of comedians, his opinion on the court of public opinion, and exactly how he handles day to day stress....

Mental Health Week (ft. Zachary Levi, Sandy Daignault, and Ellen Wasyl)
Zach Levi, Sandy Daignault (LCSW) and Ellen Wasyl (Chief Possibilitarian®) join me tÏhis episode for our first ever Mental Health Week. With this pandy throwing off everyone’s routine and tossing expectations out of sorts, we thought an episode like this would be a helpful check-in to maintain sanity and take a pulse on our mental well being. We talk about the idea of being responsible for your health during these times regardless of your responsibility for the situation itself, the idea of being together w...


Henry Winkler Returns
Henry Winkler (Happy Days, Barry) checks into the show this week to talk about the idea of acknowledging and accepting one's shortcomings in order to continue pursuing your passions. Henry opens up about his self improvement through therapy and how he sees this process as strength building rather than weakness uncovering. We also talk about his experience on Barry and Happy Days, some of the peers he’s been able to build a rarely genuine friendship with, and his reaction to finally winning an Emmy....

Jennifer Love Hewitt Returns
Jennifer Love Hewitt (9-1-1, Ghost Whisperer) returns this week to talk about her journey through self love and the importance in taking care of yourself during times like these. Jennifer opens up on recent anxiety attacks and lingering fears that have stemmed from close family loss. We also take the time to reflect on her long standing and successful career in Hollywood and how her mission in life is to strive to do things that support the things she desires....

Dr. Drew
Could there be a more perfect guest for this show. Dr. Drew (Ask Dr. Drew, Loveline) joins us this week to share his experience as a medical professional who’s work has drawn cultural relevance while helping improve lives for decades. Dr. Drew shares some hot takes this week on his opinions of overreaction vs. following-the-science during the current climate. We also get into his own anxieties that he’s dealt with throughout his career and how he’s managed being a workaholic....


Dane Cook Returns
Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck, Employee of the Month) returns to the show virtually this week to open up on the impact of these current times on his deep seeded abandonment issues and anxieties. Dane also expands on our previous conversation by talking more about the ways he counteracts his own shyness and how he approaches interactions differently with certain types of people. We also get into the idea of not pigeonholing yourself into a character type on stage, his brick-by-brick confidence building, and the...

Justin Long
Justin Long (Accepted, DodgeBall) joins us virtually this week to share stories of love lost and why he doesn’t hold onto the feeling of ‘the one that got away.’ Justin opens up on the inspiration for getting into the entertainment industry from the need for attention and validation. We also discuss his passion for acting, his experience with online trolls, and his current mindstate with everyone staying home right now....

Dave Bautista Returns
Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War) returns to the show this week to open up more about the obstacles he overcame in his life and career through the WWE and now in Hollywood. Dave talks about his understanding that he should feel fortunate in his current position during unprecedented times, but still having a deep seated anxiety from all the uncertainty. We also get into the idea of working against one’s clock of opportunity, the fear of missing your shot, and Dave’s experience r...


Grant Gustin
Grant Gustin (The Flash, Arrow) joins us this week to share the mental and physical ups and downs throughout his blossoming career, notably within the CW DC Universe as Barry Allen in The Flash. Grant gets deep this week and talks about the anxiety and depressions he’s battled through his career in theater and film, after having developed these early on in his childhood. We also get into his passion for Broadway, aspirations and regrets he’s had so far, and some BTS moments while shooting crossovers. Plus… ...

Beverly D'Angelo Returns
Beverly D'Angelo (National Lampoon's Vacation, American History X) returns to the show this week and helps us learn how to yearn. She opens up on her passion and desire to express herself, plus how she fuels these through her experiences in relationships. We also get into an intellectual conversation about the birds and bees, how she navigated her career being of service to others, and her time in the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise. Special thanks to Betterhelp, Express VPN, and Magic Soon for suppor...

Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Mr. Show) joins us this week to talk about the ‘perfect amount of fame’ he’s been able to develop through everything from Mr. Show and SNL to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Bob opens up on his innate cynicism he has and how it’s uncomfortable for him to interact with people not on that same wavelength. This is a great episode folks, we also get into the idea of expected attention, some frustrating experiences on the set of Better Call Saul, and the tragedy of how Chris Fa...


Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Mr. Show) joins us this week to talk about the ‘perfect amount of fame’ he’s been able to develop through everything from Mr. Show and SNL to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Bob opens up on his innate cynicism he has and how it’s uncomfortable for him to interact with people not on that same wavelength. This is a great episode folks, we also get into the idea of expected attention, some frustrating experiences on the set of Better Call Saul, and the tragedy of how Chris Fa...

Michael Rooker Returns
Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Henry) joins Michael Rosenbaum this week to open up on the good, the bad, and the ugly experiences he’s had on set throughout his career working with Al Pacino, while briefly on The Walking Dead, and with James Gunn on the Suicide Squad and GOTG in the MCU. During the interview, Rooker talks about his commitment to understanding roles before investing in them and how his acting process has developed over time. We also get into talking about anxiety, exhaustion while ...

Nick Swardson
Nick Swardson (Grandma's Boy, Just Go with It) returns to the show this week to share his crazy stories of alcohol induced benders and how one of these ultimately lead to his hospitalization and near death scare. Nick opens up on how the recent loss of close friends and loved ones have contributed to a downward spiral, and how he is now living sober. We get into frustrations trying to get projects passed by networks, his experience with the likes of Adam Sandler and David Spade, and creative new shows that ...


Bobby Lee Returns Again
Bobby Lee (Tigerbelly, Mad TV) joins us this week to talk about the recent trauma, loss, and different life transitions that he’s been dealing with over the last few months. Through the laughter and deflection on this week’s show, Bobby really opens up on the loss of his father and how the emotional spiral afterwards resulted in his relapse after 17 years of sobriety, a scary depression, and a bumpy period of time in his relationship with long time girlfriend Khalyla. The Slept King is one of a kind… we als...

Bobby Lee Returns Again
Bobby Lee (Tigerbelly, Mad TV) joins us this week to talk about the recent trauma, loss, and different life transitions that he’s been dealing with over the last few months. Through the laughter and deflection on this week’s show, Bobby really opens up on the loss of his father and how the emotional spiral afterwards resulted in his relapse after 17 years of sobriety, a scary depression, and a bumpy period of time in his relationship with long time girlfriend Khalyla. The Slept King is one of a kind… we als...

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Returns
Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Sopranos, Pajama Pants) joins us this week to talk about what it’s like to be a successful actress in Hollywood who suffers from MS (multiple sclerosis), all while raising two small children at the same time. Jamie opens up on how she was able to rediscover her passion of acting after taking a hiatus for the birth of her second child. We also talk the Sopranos, balance in life, and handling anger. She makes me cry... I make her laugh... it’s a great episode... hope you folks enjoy.  Speci...


Martin Starr
Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Freaks and Geeks) joins us to talk about his family dynamics growing up as a young child of divorce and how they’ve evolved as he’s made his name in  Hollywood. Martin opens up this week and shares some heartfelt memories of his father during his last days before he passed away from ALS. We also keep it light with some stories of Silicon Valley, an unforgettable forgettable night of partying, and talking Judd Apatow. Special thanks to CBDMD and Betterhelp for sponsoring today’s...

Martin Starr
Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Freaks and Geeks) joins us to talk about his family dynamics growing up as a young child of divorce and how they’ve evolved as he’s made his name in  Hollywood. Martin opens up this week and shares some heartfelt memories of his father during his last days before he passed away from ALS. We also keep it light with some stories of Silicon Valley, an unforgettable forgettable night of partying, and talking Judd Apatow.Special thanks to CBDMD and Betterhelp for sponsoring today’s ...

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Brandon Routh
Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) joins us to share the thoughts and feelings on his role as Superman not living up to the expectations that he had hoped for. He opens up on the idea of one’s ego clouding self judgement and how it’s important to pursue balance in life. We talk about deflecting as a defense mechanism, overcoming things not within our control, and our purpose day to day. Special thanks to Squarespace and BetterHelp for sponsoring today’s show. Squarespace helps peop...


(Korn) Brian "Head" & Jennea Welch
Brian “Head” Welch (Korn) and his daughter Jennea (Loud Krazy Love) join us this week to share the brave story of their “relationsh!t” and how they’ve been able to grow out of the years and years of trauma and self inflicted harm that they both caused each other. Brian opens up on what it was like to find sobriety through religion, leave Korn at its financial height, and step-up to become the provider and responsible care taker that his daughter needed. Jennea shares some traumatic stories on what it was li...

Taylor Dayne
Taylor Dayne (3x Grammy Nominated) joins us to share some amazing stories from her successful career as a pop star who’s sold over 70 million albums worldwide. We get deep and Taylor opens up on her brutal upbringing in a mentally and physically abusive household, and how she found attention and validation through her musical talents. We talk about the origin of “Tell It To My Heart,” her previous lost loves, and her memories with both Michael Jackson and Prince.   Special thanks to SunBasket and BetterHelp...

Nicky Whelan
Nicky Whelan (Hallpass, Trauma Center) joins us this week to talk about her outlook on Hollywood and its relationship with social media and privacy as a whole. Nicky opens up and discusses her experiences suffering from vertigo and panic attacks, plus her methods for managing these today. We get into the idea of not dwelling on things during slumps, her mindset going through divorce, and her Plan B back home in Australia. Special thanks to Sun Squarespace and BetterHelp for sponsoring today’s show. Squaresp...


Dominic Monaghan & Billy Boyd
Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings) join us to talk about the brotherhood they’ve built after meeting on LOTR and how their unique life experiences have helped one another grow individually. Billy opens up on how loss early on in his life made him mature quicker than expected and start taking on more accountability. Dom discusses run-ins with Orlando Bloom, random Thai women, and sharks. Dom and Billy’s friendship is contagious and I hope you enjoy it… tag a friend who loves #LOTR. Speci...

Katherine McNamara Returns
Katherine McNamara (Arrow, Shadowhunters) joins us this week to talk about the ups and downs she’s faced  shooting in the DC CW Universe. She opens up on the stresses that come with her job and how she has resigned herself to the madness in order to be an actor. Katherine talks about her deepest fears, how she’s able to remain true to herself, and her perspective on remaining optimistic.   Special thanks to Sun Basket and Squarespace for sponsoring today’s show. SunBasket provides real food and unreal flavo...

Stephen Amell Returns
Stephen Amell (Arrow, TMNT, Heels) joins us for one of the most powerful and jaw-dropping episodes we’ve ever done. Coming off the ending of his 8 year tenure with Arrow, Stephen opens up a lot about being at his wits’ end and being completely burnt out mentally, physically, and emotionally. This all leads to Stephen suffering a panic attack mid show… leaving in an unprecedented manner… and then returning with enough bravery to re-address his current mental health. Honestly, this episode encompasses everyth...


Morena Baccarin
Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Gotham) joins us this week to talk about her rise in this industry and how she handles her delicate relationships with estranged family and ex-partners. Morena opens up on the idea of being ‘present’ and discusses her realization of not wanting to be ‘as cool of a person’ that she was portraying to other people. We talk about what it’s like having the never ending responsibility of children, her experience working on Deadpool and Gotham, and her desire to become the next James Bon...

Top 13 Moments of 2019
Today we go inside some of our favorite moments from 2019. It’s been amazing to see how this show has helped so many listeners over the past year deal with their anxiety, trauma, and mental health... all by hearing Hollywood’s finest relate to those same issues. To highlight some of the growth we all experienced in 2019, we wanted to pick some of our favorite moments that showcase the full range of this podcast. Enjoy some of our favorite moments and get ready for an amazing 2020. Special thanks to SunBaske...

Laura Vandervoort
Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Bitten) joins us this week and shares what it’s like to be an introvert in this industry, surrounded by events and people that often give her social anxiety. Laura opens up on how a near-death scare in her infancy lead to her developing learning disabilities that contributed to her pursuing a career in acting. We also talk about the pressures she faced joining the cast of Smallville in Season 7, our history together outside of the show, and the idea of being content where you’...


Chris Pronger
Chris Pronger (Hockey Hall of Fame, NHL Stanley Cup Winner) joins us to talk about his iconic career as a hockey player in the NHL and the tragic ending that came early due to ongoing health scares. Even if you’re not into hockey, I guarantee you’ll enjoy this one… Chris shares some legendary stories on and off the ice involving fighting, partying, and walking the line between life and death. We talk about what it was like going from a smalltown in the middle of nowhere to stardom, how his health scares in ...

Joe Lo Truglio
Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Role Models, Superbad) joins us this week to talk about his experiences in the industry and the ups and downs that have come along with him finding success on hit shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Joe opens up about times of resentment seeing others around him finding success along with dealing with ones ego once that same level of success is attained. He also shares behind the scenes games played on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and earlier stories from his career coming up with comic...

Julie Benz
Julie Benz (Dexter, Hawaii Five-0) joins us to talk about everything from issues with panic attacks and infertility to being surprisingly killed off of her dream role on the hit show Dexter after 4 years. Julie was absolutely amazing this week and opened up about how previous experiences with being left in the shadows and dealing with rejection fueled her fire to continue pursuing a successful career in acting. We also talk about what it’s like dating as we get older, Julie’s former life as a groomed child ...


(Bonus) Food on Foot
It is my absolute pleasure to share a bonus episode this week for something very near and dear to my heart… today we are joined by Rob from Food on Foot, Duke a volunteer, and Roy a person who has blossomed through this life-changing nonprofit organization. Food on Foot is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting our homeless and low-income neighbors in Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and a fresh start through a life-skills education, full-time employment, and permanent housing. Listen as we talk abo...

Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer (The Office, Splitting Up Together) joins us for one of the funniest episodes we’ve had, talking about her passion for the craft as an actor plus her experience in an Emmy nominated role as Pam on The Office. Jenna talks about how her upbringing cultivated her humble personality and how she became an actor to hide behind the roles of other characters. She opens up about her relationship with ex-husband James Gunn, frequently surprising people with her humor, and being a little bit of a paranoi...

Mike Flanagan
Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep, The Haunting of Hill House) joins us this week and talks about his successful tenure as a horror film director and how he’s able to still scare people despite being personally desensitized to horror. Mike talks about the inside and outside pressures working off of Kubrick’s classic ‘The Shining’ while also getting Stephen King’s blessing to continue his story the way he wanted to in ‘Doctor Sleep.’ We go deep into our opinions on the horror genre as a whole, how Mike is starting...


Corey Feldman
Corey Feldman (Gremlins, Stand By Me) joins us this week and opens up about the trauma he endured in his past as a child actor, but more importantly, how he’s been able to take that pain and transform it into a passion for preventing others from experiencing it. Corey shares some of the intense measures his parents took to ensure he would become a successful actor, while also talking about what it was like as a kid working on set of classics like the Goonies. We discuss the stigma many child actors have to ...

Simon Rex
Simon Rex (Scary Movie, Nervous Rex) joins this week to talk about his experience in this industry and the wide range of success he’s had from things like being an MTV VJ, a WB show actor, Vine famous, starring in the Scary Movie franchise, and even becoming the rapper Dirt Nasty. Simon opens up about the unstable household he grew up in and how the lack of a responsible father figure contributed to his “always on” and people pleasing personal development. We talk about his departure from being a hardcore s...

Dane Cook
Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck, Employee of the Month) joins us to talk about the major successes he’s had in his career as a comic and actor while sharing stories he’s had along the way with legends like Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy, Mitch Hedberg, and more. Dane also talks about overcoming deep issues with anxiety to make it where he has, shares arguments he’s had with other comedians like Joe Rogan over content, and opens up a little more on the darkest hour in his life.... the period of time where he lo...


Dane Cook
Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck, Employee of the Month) joins us to talk about the major successes he’s had in his career as a comic and actor while sharing stories he’s had along the way with legends like Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy, Mitch Hedberg, and more. Dane also talks about overcoming deep issues with anxiety to make it where he has, shares arguments he’s had with other comedians like Joe Rogan over content, and opens up a little more on the darkest hour in his life.... the period of time where he lo...

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Crispin Glover
Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Willard, Lucky Day) joins us this week to talk about his experience in the film industry throughout the many different iconic roles he’s portrayed from George McFly in Back to the Future… to Andy Warhol in The Doors… and more. Crispin shares his active passion for protecting actors and their identity from the propaganda machine running behind the big film industry; all stemmed from the prolonged legal battles he’s had to face after his likeness was taken advantage of in t...

Crispin Glover
Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Willard, Lucky Day) joins us this week to talk about his experience in the film industry throughout the many different iconic roles he’s portrayed from George McFly in Back to the Future… to Andy Warhol in The Doors… and more. Crispin shares his active passion for protecting actors and their identity from the propaganda machine running behind the big film industry; all stemmed from the prolonged legal battles he’s had to face after his likeness was taken advantage of in t...


Jason Mewes
Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Clerks, Zack and Miri) joins us this week to talk about his upcoming release of the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, working with Kevin Smith before he was an actor and then into his film career from Clerks on, and his stories involving Hollywood notables like Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Stan Lee, and even Leo DiCaprio. Jason opens up on his recurring battles fighting substance abuse to stay sober and avoid relapsing, how friends like Kevin Smith have been there in his worst ti...

Jason Mewes
Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Clerks, Zack and Miri) joins us this week to talk about his upcoming release of the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, working with Kevin Smith before he was an actor and then into his film career from Clerks on, and his stories involving Hollywood notables like Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Stan Lee, and even Leo DiCaprio. Jason opens up on his recurring battles fighting substance abuse to stay sober and avoid relapsing, how friends like Kevin Smith have been there in his worst ti...

Jensen Ackles
Last, but certainly not least, Jensen Ackles joins the show to round out our Supernatural Week! Jensen talks about Supernatural coming to an end after fifteen seasons and how he’s glad for the show’s sake that they’re going out strong on their own terms. He also talks about what it was like for everyone to come to an agreement that it was the right time to end things for the integrity of the show, it’s cast, and crew. Jensen opens up about what it was like to pursue acting growing up as an athlete in a spor...


Jensen Ackles
Last, but certainly not least, Jensen Ackles joins the show to round out our Supernatural Week! Jensen talks about Supernatural coming to an end after fifteen seasons and how he’s glad for the show’s sake that they’re going out strong on their own terms. He also talks about what it was like for everyone to come to an agreement that it was the right time to end things for the integrity of the show, it’s cast, and crew. Jensen opens up about what it was like to pursue acting growing up as an athlete in a spor...

Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki… One half of the Supernatural duo joins us today to talk about the hit series and how much it has meant to his life, finding his wife of nine years and best friends Jensen and MIsha on-set, while sharing how the show coming to and end was a mutual group agreement between the show’s notables. Jared opens up about growing up in Texas where aspirations for acting were looked down upon, having a love of unpacking things through debate and taking the role of devil’s advocate, and his take on real...

Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki… One half of the Supernatural duo joins us today to talk about the hit series and how much it has meant to his life, finding his wife of nine years and best friends Jensen and MIsha on-set, while sharing how the show coming to and end was a mutual group agreement between the show’s notables. Jared opens up about growing up in Texas where aspirations for acting were looked down upon, having a love of unpacking things through debate and taking the role of devil’s advocate, and his take on real...

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Misha Collins
Misha Collins joins us as the second guest during Supernatural Week to talk about the hilarious memories from his 10+ years working on the show. He predicts how emotional the last few days with this ‘family’ on set will be and shares his take on how unique the show is for keeping plot and concepts fresh even after 15 seasons. Misha gets deep and opens up about the adversity he faced growing up poor and homeless, his experiences as a child adapting around his mother’s agendas put onto him, and how his desire...

Misha Collins
Misha Collins joins us as the second guest during Supernatural Week to talk about the hilarious memories from his 10+ years working on the show. He predicts how emotional the last few days with this ‘family’ on set will be and shares his take on how unique the show is for keeping plot and concepts fresh even after 15 seasons. Misha gets deep and opens up about the adversity he faced growing up poor and homeless, his experiences as a child adapting around his mother’s agendas put onto him, and how his desire...

Mark Sheppard
We kick off Supernatural Week today with the one and only Mark Sheppard. Mark stops by and shares on and off-set memories he’s made with the cast of Supernatural, how he reluctantly got roped into a recurring role as Crowley, and what it was like for his character’s departure from the series after eight seasons. Mark gets deep this week and opens up about his experiences throughout his previous three marriages, his former struggles with substances to cope with ongoing anxiety, and some special memories made...


Jaime King
Jaime King (Black Summer, Sin City) talks about the out-of-body experience she gets from acting by devoting herself to each role she takes, but also the anxiety and overwhelming feeling that arises due to her perfectionist nature that never lets her half-ass anything. She also opens up on her compassion and innate serving nature, while expressing the lonely and neglectful feelings that can come out of relationships when not reciprocated. Jamie shares stories from her past as a teenage supermodel, experience...

Jaime King
Jaime King (Black Summer, Sin City) talks about the out-of-body experience she gets from acting by devoting herself to each role she takes, but also the anxiety and overwhelming feeling that arises due to her perfectionist nature that never lets her half-ass anything. She also opens up on her compassion and innate serving nature, while expressing the lonely and neglectful feelings that can come out of relationships when not reciprocated. Jamie shares stories from her past as a teenage supermodel, experience...

Amanda Crew
Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley, Tone Deaf, Haunting in Connecticut) opens up about her “dark night of the soul” experience plus distinct moments from her childhood that, coupled with her environment growing up, could have led to adverse traits developing as an adult. Amanda also chats about her early acting career growing up Canada, appearing in Smallville, her newfound passion for directing, and her love for her fiance... but disdain for the term. Amazing convo on this one folks! Special thanks to Hotel Tonig...


Amanda Crew
Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley, Tone Deaf, Haunting in Connecticut) opens up about her “dark night of the soul” experience plus distinct moments from her childhood that, coupled with her environment growing up, could have led to adverse traits developing as an adult. Amanda also chats about her early acting career growing up Canada, appearing in Smallville, her newfound passion for directing, and her love for her fiance... but disdain for the term. Amazing convo on this one folks!Special thanks to Hotel Tonigh...

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Bonus #1: IN LOVE... w/ Michael Rosenbaum & Chris Sullivan
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) and Donnie Berry (This Is Us) stop by to share their experiences and insights from a successful 17+ year friendship and newly founded working relationship. The two breakdown times where they’ve overcome petty disputes, also sharing their individual perspectives on navigating the line between close friend and employee/employer... all coming from a place of love and wanting to help each other grow and succeed....

Sean Gunn
This episode is a special dedication to my dear friends Sean, James and the entire Gunn family’s late father Big Jimmy Gunn. Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gilmore Girls) talks about the ups and downs of his career in Hollywood from his seven season tenure on the Gilmore Girls to his blockbuster appearances in the Marvel cinematic universe alongside directorial brother James Gunn. Sean also opens up about growing up in-and-out of doctors offices in his youth, understanding the differences between true...


Sean Gunn
This episode is a special dedication to my dear friends Sean, James and the entire Gunn family’s late father Big Jimmy Gunn. Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gilmore Girls) talks about the ups and downs of his career in Hollywood from his seven season tenure on the Gilmore Girls to his blockbuster appearances in the Marvel cinematic universe alongside directorial brother James Gunn. Sean also opens up about growing up in-and-out of doctors offices in his youth, understanding the differences between true ...

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Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Ready or Not) talks about the harsh reality for the careers of actresses in Hollywood, being tired of the negativity on social media, and some untold stories with former co-stars Gerard Depardieu and Bill Murray. Andie also opens up on the trauma she endured growing up with her mother’s mental and substance abuse issues plus her father’s absence, and how everything helped mold her into the “survivor” that she is today. Thanks to Hotel Tonight, Th...

Ralph Macchio
Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai, The Deuce) discusses the resurgence of The Karate Kid universe with the hit Cobra Kai series and how he was cautious to do another project in that franchise with the chance of it tainting its iconic legacy. Ralph also opens up on his ups and downs throughout his career from stories on not chasing fame in favor of building memories with his family to frequent bouts with anxiety in different facets of his work. Thanks to Uncommon Apothecary CBD and Acuity for sponsor...


New Release: IN LOVE... w/ Michael Rosenbaum & Chris Sullivan
Special New Release of IN LOVE... w/ Michael Rosenbaum & Chris Sullivan! Now available on all podcast streaming platforms. . . In a world full of cynicism, sarcasm and irony; Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) and Chris Sullivan (This is Us) discuss the things in their lives that bring them joy, fulfillment and gratitude. They invite their audience and their guests to do the same. In Love… with Michael Rosenbaum and Chris Sullivan is the upbeat antidote to everything that’s bringing you down and hopefully throu...

Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo, Scream, The Descendants) discusses the fulfillment and purpose he’s come to discover reflecting on his acting career, notably after coming off his busiest year with the The Descendants. Matt covers everything from stories about Scream and Scooby Doo to even opening up on various different social struggles he dealt with growing up. . . Thanks to Phat Scooters, Sleep Number, Modsy, 23andMe, and The Real Real for sponsoring today’s show. Phat Scooters are the most exciting thing t...

Richard Marx
Richard Marx (Grammy Award Winner) shares some incredible industry stories from the birth of his career after being taken under the wing of Lionel Richie at 18 years old to his current close friendship with with the great Barbara Streisand. Richard opens up about the fearless mindset he’s adopted in his career and how he’s been able to develop a sense of gratitude for the situations in his life that many would dwell and stress over. Thanks to Bluechew, Hotel Tonight, Native, and Stance for sponsoring toda...


Sean Astin
Sean Astin (Stranger Things, Goonies, Lord of the Rings) talks both about growing up “normal” in a household of Hollywood Royalty with parents John Astin and Patty Duke and also the abusive effect his mother’s personality disorder had on his development as a child. Sean also discusses his split decision on taking the role in the Goonies during the 80’s, his awkward auditions as a teenager, and exactly what working with the “quiet giant” Steven Spielberg was like. Thanks to Vital Farms, Bluechew, and The Re...

Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Expendables, Creed II) opens up about the adversity he faced growing up in a physically abusive household, plus how he’s been able to overcome it all with disciplined psychotherapy, meditation, and physical fitness. Dolph also discusses the ascension of his career in Hollywood coming up around the likes of Grace Jones, Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, and his longtime friend (Rocky himself) Sylvester Stallone. Thanks to Modsy and HotelTonight for sponsoring today’s show. Modsy is...

Steve Lukather
Steve Lukather (Toto, 5x Grammy Winner, The Gospel According to Luke) shares some legendary behind the scenes stories during his time playing with Toto and many other icons in the music industry like Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Van Halen, Quincy Jones, and more! Steve opens up about his childhood growing up with a young mother who exposed him to rock music early on, how he overcame an absolute tornado of life events to find sobriety , and just how much the industry has changed both technologically and ...


Beverly D'Angelo
Beverly D'Angelo (National Lampoon, Hair, American History X) opens up about the departure from her structured midwest upbringing in pursuit of fame and romance, her counterculture lifestyle during the 60’s and 70’s, and her evolution as a creative throughout her decades in the industry. Beverly also discusses the highs and lows during her career surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones like Al Pacino, Carrie Fisher, Don Henley, and Ronnie Walker. Thanks to Grove and Stitch Fix for sponsoring today’s ...

Rainn Wilson
Rainn WIlson (The Office, Super, Hesher) discusses his troubles with career obsession while playing Dwight in The Office and how it ultimately made Rainn the person an a-hole. Rainn opens up about his experiences with loss of life, his belief of purpose through the Baha'i Faith, and growing up a child of divorce who had to navigate his father’s apprehensions with acting. Thanks to Phat Scooters and Stitch Fix for sponsoring today’s show. Phat Scooters are the most exciting thing to happen to personal trave...

Bobcat Goldthwait
Bobcat Goldthwait (World’s Greatest Dad, God Bless America, Call Me Lucky) discusses his friendship with Kurt Cobain and opening up for Nirvana, smashing up the set at Arsenio Hall Show, and the time he made a nun cry. Bobcat opens up about his own depression, being friends with Robin Williams for 30 years and how hard his death hit him. Brought to you by boostedboards.com Right now, Boosted is offering our listeners a $75 off the purchase of an electric vehicle, when you use the code IOU at checkout. B...


Fortune Feimster
Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project, The Standups, Office Christmas Party) discusses her relationship with her parents, how little they had in common, and how much their divorce impacted her life. Fortune opens up about her intense relationship with female friends when she was growing up, the year of reflection she spent in Spain, and her moving story about coming out of the closet to her parents....

Tom Welling Returns
In the final installment of Smallville week, Tom Welling returns to the podcast to get inside of me. Tom discusses his thoughts on why I’m still single, my Smallville audition where Kristin mouthed the lines I forgot, and how shocked we both were to hear about Allison Mack. Tom asks me why I’m such a control freak, we discuss getting naked together in the sauna at the tennis club, and then we call my mother to talk about how handsome Tom looks on Lucifer....

John Glover
Smallville week 2 kicks off with my Dad, John Glover (Smallville, Batman & Robin, Annie Hall). John discusses when he came out of the closet at 21 years old, his iconic career working alongside legends like Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Bill Murray, George Clooney, and Charlton Heston. John reminisces about his days on the set of Smallville, how miserable he is when he doesn’t have a job ahead of him, and the time he had sex with Freddy Mercury in London....


Kristin Kreuk
Smallville week continues with a bonus episode! Kristin Kreuk discusses her upbringing with practical, goofy and supportive parents, the extra efforts she made to be unattractive from a young age, and the way a woman’s age is perceived today. Kristin divulges her first impression of me on the set of Smallville, the dynamic between Lex and Lana on the show, and the moment she realized the show was changing her life....

Creators of Smallville (Al Gough & Miles Millar)
Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar kick off two weeks of Smallville interviews. Al & Miles discuss growing up with families on different ends of the world who both supported their passion for film, meeting in a class of future Hollywood giants while at USC, and the struggle to continue creating despite the loss of a loved one. They reveal early stories in their careers of selling their first script for $400,000 while still in film school and the unique opportunity they had to create the iconic Sm...

Anson Mount
Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels, Star Trek: Discovery, Poolhall Junkies) opens up about how his father’s death impacted him at thirteen years old, how horribly picked on he was in school, and losing his virginity at fourteen. Anson discusses his role as Captain Pike on Star Trek, the time his ringtone went off during a scene with Christopher Walken, and his trip to Mexico with Gary Busey....


Kevin Nealon
Kevin Nealon (SNL, Weeds, Man with a Plan) discusses growing up in Connecticut on a lake playing hockey, how little he got laid in high school, the ways Albert Brooks, Andy Kaufman and Steve Martin have influenced his comedy. Kevin opens up about his dad’s passing last year, the years he spent on Saturday Night Live, and how much he cries when he hikes by himself....

Elvira (Cassandra Peterson)
Elvira (The Mistress of Darkness, Casandra Peterson) discusses her relationship with her abusive mother, how she moved out at fourteen and became a showgirl in Las Vegas when she was seventeen. Elvira opens up about the time she almost slept with Elvis, how Tom Jones took her virginity and all of the cocaine and LSD she took in the 60’s and 70’s....

Anthony Jesselnik
Anthony Jeselnik (Fire in the Maternity Ward, Thoughts and Prayers) discusses getting fired from every job hes ever had, how he doesn’t date but he takes lovers, and why his perfect relationship would be married with separate houses. Anthony opens up about his asshole on-stage persona, how much he hates actors that become comedians, and how most of his success comes out of revenge....


Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors (2x Wimbledon Winner, 5x US Open Champ, Former #1 Tennis Player) discusses the start of his career...being trained by his mom and grandma, moving to Los Angeles at 15 to train with Ecuadorian tennis pro Pancho Segura, and the first moment he felt a rush of adrenaline from the crowd. Jimmy opens up about his competitive rage and how it impacted his game, his rivalry with John McEnroe, his infamous 1991 US Open run, and finally reuniting with Aaron Krickstein after all these years....

David Nutter
David Nutter (Game of Thrones, Smallville, Supernatural) aka the pilot whisperer discusses selling sixteen pilots in a row that went to series, the secret behind directing Brad Pitt, George Clooney & James Gandolfini, and how he still treats every job like its his first. David opens up about shooting the Red Wedding, directing three of the final six Game of Thrones episodes, and the time Barack Obama told him he kills all his favorite characters....

Zachary Levi Returns
Zachary Levi (Shazam, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Chuck) returns to the podcast to talk about preparing himself both physically and mentally to embody a superhero on screen, the audition process to get the role, and what it's like to make a movie that's pure joy. Michael and Zach get inside of each other this week when they discuss moving past trauma, spirituality, parents, and what Zach wants out of a romantic relationship. Also, Michael talks about his audition for Shazam!...


Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, The Evil Dead, Ash vs Evil Dead) talks about getting to a spiritual level and transcending self while acting, how with age he’s chosen pot over boner pills, and embracing the paranoia when he’s high. Bruce opens up about working with Sam Raimi and how much of a pioneer he was, how the rating system screwed him over, and why he won’t use live firearms on set....

Brent Burns
Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks, 6x All-Star) discusses growing up in a hockey family just north of Toronto, how he always wanted to be in either the military or the NHL, and how he got his two front teeth knocked out as soon as he got his braces off. Burns discusses how lucky he was to be drafted by Minnesota and how mentally and physically strong players coming into the league are now. He opens up about losing to the Penguins in game 6 of the Stanley Cup, how fat he used to get in the offseason, and the tim...

Kristian Nairn
Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones, Ripper Street, Robin Hood) opens up about being bullied in school for his size, how close he has always been with his mother, and how much anxiety he gets over the thought of losing her. Kristian discusses his back problems from carrying Bran all the time, taking two weeks to shoot the infamous Hodor scene, and what he has planned next for his career....


Jo Koy
Jo Koy (Stand-Up Comedian, Chelsea Lately) discusses how Eddie Murphy Raw inspired him to be a comedian, getting rejected by Netflix and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce his own special, and how hes finally started to feel like he belongs. Jo opens up about his brother’s schizophrenia and how heartbreaking their relationship is, how leaving the Philippines impacted his teenage years, and how his mom cried when he told her he was going to pursue comedy....

Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, Supergirl, Pretty in Pink) discusses the impact his parents' divorce had on him as a four-year-old, how his father being out of the house stunted his masculinity and coming into his own as a feminine intellectual dork. Jon gets brutally honest about his experience with Charlie Sheen and where their relationship is at now, how much he loved Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor as a kid, and the inside scoop on playing the new Lex Luthor on Supergirl....

Maria Menounos
Maria Menounos (E! News, Access Hollywood, Kick’ It Old Skool) discusses going from size 3 to 14 when she started working at Dunkin' Donuts, how she almost got married on the Howard Stern Show, and helping her mom through her battle with brain cancer. Maria opens up about her own brain tumor, how she reacted when she found out, and how she managed to stay so strong during it all....


Bobby Lee Returns
Bobby Lee (Splitting Up Together, Mad TV, Harold & Kumar) returns to the podcast to discuss the time he farted in a costar’s mouth at Mad TV, what Jews and Koreans have in common, and how devastated he’d be if I died. Bobby opens up about his dad’s stroke, Khalyla’s heart attack in the Philippines, and his mom’s reaction to Hodor’s penis....

Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Me Before You, Happy Valley) joins me on the podcast this week...you might know him as Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter movies. You know, one of the biggest movie franchises in cinematic history. Matthew, with his sexy accent, talks to me about his love of rugby, his crush on Emma Watson, and his biggest regret from the Harry Potter set...not giving Gary Oldman his shoes....

Chris Sullivan
Chris Sullivan (This Is Us, Camping, Guardians of the Galaxy) discusses growing up in Sacramento and going to a progressive Catholic Church, how he stopped drinking 2 and a half years ago, and how big The Knick was for his career. Chris opens up about living in conscious gratitude, how anxiety affects him and how he overcomes it, and the new album he’s recording with Taylor Goldsmith from Dawes....


Sorority Boys
It’s been 17 years in the making, finally, the Sorority Boys are back together!! Barry Watson, Harland Williams and I discuss Roger Ebert's raving review of the movie, how we were all single during the movie and partied nonstop, and the Playboy model Harland brought on set. Barry opens up about getting Hodgkin's lymphoma, how we bonded over getting our privates waxed together, and just how much making this movie meant to us....

Aimee Garcia
Aimee Garcia (Dexter, Lucifer, George Lopez) discusses how she almost died when she was four years old, going to school with mostly boys, and her work on Impastor, Rush Hour, and Lucifer. Aimee opens up about her think, laugh, cum philosophy, the horror movie she’s writing, and how she likes to wake up and run around her house naked listening to Sam Cooke....

Jim Jefferies
Jim Jefferies (The Jim Jefferies Show, Legit) discusses being physically abused by his mother growing up and how he’s been able to forgive her, his relationship with ecstasy and cocaine in his 20s, and how everyone dies alone. Jim opens up about how hard it was when Legit got canceled, the time Paul McCartney saw him do stand up at the Comedy Store, and having his butthole shaved for hemorrhoid surgery....


Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, Lost) discusses growing up in the tough city of Manchester, getting slapped across by a stranger in Thailand, and how to correctly pronounce the word “herb.” Dominic opens up about his views on climate change, listening to the Lord of the Rings storybooks with his dad as a kid, and landing the job that changed his life....

Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich) discusses getting in fights when he was a kid at Catholic School, his relationship with his father growing up, and the seven of them living in a one bedroom apartment. Macaulay opens up about getting Uncle Buck and how that led to the Home Alone franchise, getting drunk on set in Thailand on Seth Green’s movie, and his relationship with Michael Jackson....

Felicia Day
Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) discusses getting into Juilliard and not going, her love for World of Warcraft, and going to Hollywood at 20 years old just to be famous. Felicia discusses starting her company with YouTube, her four seasons on Supernatural, and how she wished her poop would smell like Juicy Fruit....


Matt Bellassai
Matt Bellassai (Unhappy Hour, Whine About It) discuss how he was loved too much as a child, getting high and going to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, and how depression affects his life. Matt discusses his first stand up gig, bombing at Toronto Just for Laughs, and he tells us which guys he’s masturbated to....

Theo Von
Theo Von (Stand Up Comedian, This Past Weekend Podcast) discusses having a father that’s 70 years older than him, growing up in Louisiana in the stray animal belt, and having an adult penis by the time he was 5 years old. Theo opens up about wetting the bed until he was far too old, how love ruins sex for him, and the time he gave an escort a gift card to a dermatologist....

Jennifer Morrison
Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time, House, Star Trek) discusses starting her modeling and acting career at a young age, how good she was at the clarinet, and how badly she was bullied after peeing her pants in front of the entire school. Jennifer discusses doing a cover shoot with Michael Jordan for Sports Illustrated, her upcoming directorial projects, and her involvement in the creation of Glee....


King Bach
King Bach (The Mindy Project, The Babysitter, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) - internet sensation, actor, and comedian discusses his parents dream for him to take over their accounting firm, what he saw Vine was missing that helped make him a star and his Guinness Book of World Record for the most followers. He blows me away as he explains to me how much money he makes for social posts, he tells me his goal to be the biggest movie star in the world, and divulges how many times he cried during a Star is ...

Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick, Portlandia) discusses getting bullied in high school and the toll it took on him, the way movies and video games became an escape for him, and how different America was from his expectations. Kumail discusses his comedy career in New York and Chicago, meeting and falling in love with his wife Emily, and how shockingly close the Big Sick was to what happened between him and his wife....

Bert Kreischer
Bert Kreischer (Stand-Up Comedian) tells an incredible story about accidentally smoking PCP with Tracy Morgan and how to skip out on a bill, how Rolling Stones named him the biggest partier in the country, and his introduction to alcohol. Bert discusses running for president of the PTA at his daughter’s school just to fuck with another student’s mom, his hardcore codependency with his wife and why he thought Will Smith wanted to have sex with him the first time they met....


Jamie Lynn Sigler
Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos, Entourage, Dark Ride) discusses landing a role at such a young age, what it was like working alongside the late James Gandolfini, marrying and divorcing her manager when she was in her 20’s, and how being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis has affected her career. Jamie discusses the juicy details of the long lost love (spoiler: it’s me) that got away because she was running around with Mark Sanchez in New York....

Ep 30: James Roday & Dulé Hill
James Roday (A Million Little Things, Psych, The Dukes of Hazzard) and Dulé Hill (The West Wing, Psych, Suits) are reunited again and discuss falling in love with one another on Psych, James secretly dating their co-star on the show, and the moments they realized the show was going to be a hit. James discusses being a New York theatre kid with a chip on his shoulder and how much Dulé helped him with his social anxiety. Dulé talks about his success on The West Wing, inheriting a 13-year-old daughter, and und...

Ep 29: Stephen Merchant
Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad), tv royalty joins us and discusses how dumb the bullies were at his school growing up, the lessons he learned shooting a film with Ralph Fiennes, and how uncomfortable small things make him. Stephen complains about Ricky’s impatience but also explains how it contributes to how well they work together. Stephen explains how he’s been able to find fulfillment in show business and how much Hello Ladies was like his real dating life....


EP 28: Andrew McMahon
Andrew McMahon (AMITW, Jack's Mannequin, Something Corporate) discusses his writing philosophies, how influential Billy Joel’s music has been to him, and the profound impact his uncle’s passing had on his life. Andrew opens up about getting diagnosed with Leukemia, the moment his doctor called him and gave him the news, and how reckless he became with his body once he got better....

Ep 27: Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler (Happy Days, Barry, Arrested Development) tells me about his parents escaping Nazi Germany during WWII with jewelry smuggled in chocolate, how uncool and nervous he was as a kid, and getting his big break in a repertory group at Yale. Henry discusses his amazing career - how he got cast at the Fonz, dating Shirley from Laverne & Shirley, and his new show with Bill Hader....

Ep 26: Jana Kramer
Jana Kramer (Country music star, One Tree Hill, Dancing with the Stars) discusses growing up in Detroit, catching her dad cheating when she was a teenager, and the daddy issues she deals with. Jana opens up about her ex-husband that tried to kill her and the PTSD she suffers from it, the drama on the set of One Tree Hill, and how her country music career started on a CMT reality show....


Ep 25: Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, WWE, Final Score) discusses his tough childhood - being raised by a single lesbian, what it was like to not have a father in his life, and seeing a dead body in his front yard. Dave opens up about the day that he made a conscious decision to change his life, his career in the WWE, and landing the role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy....

Ep 24: Michael Rooker
Michael Rooker (Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy, Cliffhanger) discusses his childhood - how he got paddled in 1st grade and refused to speak the rest of the year, how he’d get run over by his cousins on their bikes, and how he realized acting was the creative outlet his artistry needed. Rooker tells me about blacking out all his mirrors as he went method for a role, how he almost didn’t get the role on the Walking Dead over a dispute with a producer, and how his cousins used to hit each other with rat...

Ep 23: Erika Christensen
Erika Christensen (Traffic, Parenthood, Swimfan) discusses getting into showbiz at an early age, how she was able to book commercials are twelve years old, and the different ways she’s learned to deal with her nerves. Erika opens up about the role religion and Scientology plays in her life, her long run on the hit show Parenthood, and the time she tried to kiss me at a Foreigner concert and I apparently turned her down....


Ep 22: Zachary Levi
Known for his roles in Chuck, Tangled, Thor, and upcoming DC Comics Shazam...Zachary Levi joins me on the podcast this week. Zachary opens up about his tragic relationship with his mother (which I relate to very much), how getting cast in Shazam is started to reshape his life, and how he tested for Lex Luthor on Smallville - find out who got the role. Oh, and while I’m inside him, he sings a very beautiful song...

Ep 21: Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell (Arrow, The Flash, Hung) discusses the beginning of his career, the surreal experience of getting cast on Arrow, and his experience with crossover episodes. Stephen opens up about his first marriage, what went wrong, and dealing with depression towards the end of their relationship. We end the episode on a high note, Stephen tells the fairy tale story of meeting his now wife and becoming a father....

Ep 20: Michael Gervais (Sports Psychologist, Seattle Seahawks)
Michael Gervais (Sports Psychologist, Seattle Seahawks, Finding Mastery) enlightens me on his philosophies, how he’s learned to condition people’s mind so they can be more present, and his studies of how the most exceptional people in the world work. Michael discusses working with Felix Baumgartner for the Red Bull space jump, walking into the locker room after the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl, and how he’s impacted 1 in 5 people at Microsoft to be more present....


Ep 19: Dax Shepard
Dax Shepard (CHiPs, Parenthood, Hit and Run, Idiocracy, Armchair Expert) opens up about his rough past - the domestic violence he had to deal with as a kid, his run-in with gang members in his neighborhood, and how he used to try and fill a void in his life by sleeping with lots and lots of really attractive women. Dax talks me through his journey to getting clean...quitting drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and meeting a special lady, getting married, and having kids. He tells me the secrets of maintaining his r...

Ep 18: Topher Grace
Topher Grace (That ‘70s Show, Spider-Man 3, BlacKkKlansman) joins me to talk about landing the role as Eric Forman on his first ever audition, the events that led up to him signing his contract without an agent, and how there was no sweeter first than that whole first year of the show. Topher discusses hanging out with Tom Welling before his wedding, gives me an amazing Michael J. Fox impersonation, and discusses auditioning for one of the most hated characters in US history in BlacKkKlansman....

Ep 17: Seth Green
Seth Green (Can’t Buy Me Love, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Austin Powers, Family Guy, The Italian Job) started acting at 7 years old and he’s the genius behind Robot Chicken. Seth tells me the best things he learned growing up in show business around all levels of celebrity, how he met his wife at the grand reopening of Golden Apple Comics, and why he chooses acting over everything else he does. Thanks to our Sponsors! Listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/iou - the smartest way to hir...


Ep 16: Katherine McNamara
Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters, Maze Runner, Monsterville) discusses graduating high school at fourteen years old, the moment she knew she wanted to do with her life (hint: it’s acting), and how she likes to make up curse words. Katherine talks about what it was like to work alongside Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones, how scotch makes her feisty and Irish, and we bond over her love of horror films. Thanks to our Sponsors! Mack Weldon - for 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com and enter...

Ep 15: Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan (Jumanji, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Who) discusses growing up in Scotland next to Loch Ness, writing a play called Scream: the Musical at ten years old, and where her self-confidence stemmed from. Then we bond over scary movies - she tells me about how everything she creates ends up being really dark and scary, the horror movie she just directed, and she sings me a traditional Scottish Gaelic song. Thanks to our Sponsors! Away, makers of first class luggage at a coach price - for $20 off...

Ep 14: Rob McElhenney
Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fargo, Lost) sits down and talks to me about his childhood, growing up in a broken family, how he adjusted as a kid to his mom coming out of the closet, and how he lost his virginity at sixteen. Then, we get into It’s Always Sunny - the first night Kaitlin made a pass at him and the biggest fight he’s had on set with Charlie and Glenn. Thanks to our Sponsors! ForHims.com - a one-stop shop for hair loss, skincare, sexual wellness, for men. Get a trial month...


Ep 13: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Heartbreakers, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Ghost Whisperer) discusses her descent into show business at an early age and living in the Oakwood Apartments around the likes of Elijah Wood, Neil Patrick Harris, and Johnny Galecki. Jennifer opens up for the first time publicly about the passing of her mother...how catastrophic and devastating it was to lose the most important person in her life and what she’s done to deal with the pain since. Thanks to our Sponsors! Hiring used to be...

Ep 12: James Gunn
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn joins me to talk me about the filthy commercials he used to make with his friends when he was a kid, how he used to think sex was just putting a penis in the vagina to help the baby come out at birth, and the start of his miraculous and inspiring career. James opens up about his insecurities in relationships and how hard it is for him to be vulnerable, his marriage with Jenna Fischer, and how he’s finally found a way to juggle his career and personal life. Thanks...

Ep 11: Jeanie Buss (Los Angeles Lakers owner)
Controlling Owner and President of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jeanie Buss sits down and talks about her childhood - how she dealt with her parents’ divorce, how she used to sneak away by the horses at the racetrack, and what living at the Pickfair Mansion was like. Jeanie gets into her life with the Lakers...what it was like when her dad bought the team in ‘72, her dad bringing Magic Johnson to the team and they became great friends, and the tough decision she had to make in firing her brother as the executive...


Ep 10: Colin Hanks
Colin Hanks (Dexter, Fargo, Life in Pieces) discusses what it was like growing up as Tom Hanks son, his mom finding Jesus after her divorce, and the time Madonna sat on his lap when he was 13 years old. Colin talks to me about leaving Roswell to do the Orange County movie, the emotions he dealt with while making the Eagles of Death Metal documentary about the Bataclan shooting, and how he was able to learn to handle his depression. Thanks to our Sponsors! The Talkspace platform has over 2,000 licensed ther...

Ep 9: Chris Hardwick
Chris Hardwick (Nerdist, ID10T, Talking Dead, @midnight) opens up about his alcoholism, his anxiety attacks and how he copes with them, and how he got his start in the 90s with MTV. Chris tells the story of meeting his wife, and how he thought she was blowing him off when they first started dating...about doing Talking Dead episode after episode and how he really feels about the show, and how he really, really wants to direct a horror movie....

Ep 8: Justin Hartley
Justin Hartley (This Is Us, Smallville, The Young and The Restless) and I discuss growing up in a small midwest town, the effect his parents’ divorce had on him as a kid, and moving to LA with nothing to his name. Justin talks about the panic attack he had underwater filming Aquaman, going through a devastating divorce of his own, and what it’s like being a part of one of the biggest shows in the world....


Ep 7: Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Veronica Mars, Frozen, Bad Moms) is one half of Hollywood’s most powerful couple. Kristen talks to me about her relationship with Dax, and the time he drop kicked a guy after he threw a big gulp at their car. Then she opens up about her depression and anxiety - how she recommends trying to change your physical regimen before going right to medicine. She also explains to me that Rob is actually my boss and how lost I’d be without him....

Ep 6: Tara Lipinski
Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski joins me on the podcast this week. Tara is the youngest figure skater to ever win an Olympic gold medal - in 1998, she did it at fifteen years old. We get inside what it was like to grow up in the spotlight as a young superstar, how she actually got into the sport, and when she realized the Olympics were actually a possibility for her. Then hear the story about her infamous 1998 Olympic run...going head-to-head against Michelle Kwan, the mind games she’d p...

Ep 5: Bobby Lee
Bobby Lee, MadTV Alumni and TigerBelly host, joins me on the podcast this week. Most people know Bobby from his wildly inappropriate sense of humor, but on this week’s episode, Bobby opens up about his childhood - from drug use to inappropriate masturbation and everything else he’s overcome to become the hilariously talented comedian he is today. Throughout all the seriousness though, Bobby is still Bobby. He gets into the time he shit in his executive producer’s office, 69’ing while standing up in some gir...


Ep 4: Danielle Panabaker
The Flash’s Danielle Panabaker joins me this week on the podcast. Danielle’s a super versitle actress - from starring in kids movies like Sky High, Read It And Weep, Stuck in the Suburbs to some of the best horror films; Friday the 13th, The Crazies, and The Ward. Danielle tells me her amazing story...growing up without a lot of friends because she’d move every year, how she and her younger sister had to become best friends because of it, and how important schooling was to her even when her acting career wa...

Ep 3: Emily Kinney
Walking Dead star Emily Kinney is our guest on the podcast this week. You know Emily from her role as Beth Greene on the biggest show in the world, The Walking Dead, and for her beautiful music. We start off by discussing what it was like growing up in Nebraska and how she always wanted to be a singer, her relationship with her parents and how it’s changed today, and working at the Red Lobster in Time Square. Then we get into her career - her big break getting cast as Beth in the Walking Dead, how Steven Y...

Ep 2: Eli Roth
Film director Eli Roth joins us this week on the podcast, you know...Hostel, Cabin Fever, Inglourious Basterds. Eli opens up about his childhood, his career as a cybersex sex operator, and what it was like to work alongside his idol, Quentin Tarantino. He lets me in on growing up with a Freudian-trained psychoanalyst as a father and how that shaped him into a weird freaky little kid who loved the Alien movies as an eight-year-old. Listen as Eli and I talk about his career - from making over 100 short films ...


Ep 1: Tom Welling
At last, Clark Kent and Lex Luthor are reunited - this week my old cohort, Tom Welling, joins me on the podcast. Tom and I spent ten years working together on Smallville - he’s like family. We reminisce about old days on the set together...how the cast all came together to get him a driver so he didn’t kill himself driving to set at 4:30am for an 18-hour day, the time I yelled at him when I was directing an episode, and how much we both enjoyed making out with Kristin Kreuk. We also talk about his high scho...