Actress Anna Chlumsky joins John to talk about the food writing career that didn't stick, rediscovering the passion for acting, hitting actor rock bottom, finding her way back to the stage, and her work in VEEP.
Queen of the mean and lean Lisa Lampanelli joins John Horn to talk about her new play, doing something other than comedy, the difficulty of writing characters who are not herself, being inspired by comics like Don Rickles, and making fun of Donald Trump.
Wife and husband team Yvonne Huff Lee and Jason Delane Lee join John Horn to talk about Yvonne's new film Lucky, investing in projects by looking at it through the actors lens, giving a voice to actors of color, and how the power of the art of story can change our present day political climate.
Actress Lois Smith discusses her storied career from making her debut next to James Dean in East of Eden to her current work alongside John Hamm in Marjorie Prime, making the transition from the screen to the stage, and her advice for young actors looking to get their graduate degree in acting.
Hamilton star Joshua Henry joins John to talk about the plays run at the Pantages in Hollywood, his elementary school choir teacher opening the door for him to be a stage actor, how he got involved in Hamilton, his work in Violet and American Idiot, and combatting racism and prejudice with our art.
Actress Ann Dowd sits down with John to talk about the importance of what you want as a performer, the seriousness of the Russian rehearsal process, the importance of listening, when in an actors career can they say no, and how to stay grounded and in touch with yourself.
TV and Film Legend and now fellow Podcast One host Norman Lear joins guest host Gil Cates Jr. from the Geffen Playhouse to talk about the lesser spoken of Fried Green Tomatoes, Americas biggest product being the product of excess, the overwhelming landscape of television today, re-working One Day at a Time for modern day Latino sensibilities, and his feature in If Youre Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.
Actor and Writer Paul Dooley joins John to talk about his one man show Movie Dad. Plus, how his career got started, working with Robert Altman and John Hughes, playing so many Dads in TV and movies and what that means to audiences, and his creating the electric company for PBS.
Actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech talk with John Horn about their show at the Geffen Constellations. How long does it take before they know they've hooked the audience? Do they ever tailor their performances to audience members? Plus, learn how they build the foundation for their characters and whats the best way to get back on track if you forget a line.