From NYPD Blue to Dynasty: Sharon Lawrence knows what's what.


It’s Sharon Lawrence, who isn’t just Sipowicz’s wife but also had roles in Shameless, How to Get Away with Murder, The Ranch, Queen Sugar, Fired Up and now! Dynasty. She’s also on the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Board.

She reflects on:

·       Provacative TV

·       Landing her famous Hollywood gigs

·       Going from small-town North Carolina to New York City and Los Angeles

·       Her husband, her parents, her in-laws and who she hangs out with

·       Reflections on life, love and acting

Grab your earbuds and hang out with us for an hour.

It's good to be around Patrick Fabian.


Comedian, TV host, illusionist Michael Carbonaro gives a behind-the-scenes look at his hidden camera television series, The Carbonaro Effect.

  • PLUS. You'll get an inside look at who he really is in real life.

    HINT: It's intense.

  • AND. There's a backstory here.

    • This podcast interview was originally a video interview.

    • But THEN.

    • It was flagged.

    • You'll find out why. 

Filmmaker and actor Mario Van Peebles and I catch up in LA and NY


Accomplished actor, writer, director and producer Mario Van Peebles is this week’s Really Famous guest.

You'll hear:

  • Mario and I FIRST catch up in Los Angeles.

  • THEN we catch up at his hotel in New York, after the world premiere of his new movie, Armed.

    You'll hear us in both places.

If you want to know the man behind...

  • Bloodline

  • Lost

  • Sons of Anarchy

  • Empire

  • Damages

  • Heartbreak Ridge

  • New Jack City

  • 21 Jump Street

  • LA Law

  • And dozens of other hits

You'll love our deep-dive conversation.

Rick Gonzalez talks acting, Arrow, ego + Brooklyn

You'll hear:

Arrow star Rick Gonzalez and I laugh, analyze and dive deep on:

  • Learning the craft of acting

  • Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Art

  • Playing the "perp" on the first season of Law & Order: SVU

  • Being Rene Ramirez ("Wild Dog") on Arrow

  • Growing up in a Puerto Rican and Dominican neighborhood in Brooklyn

  • Being a Latino actor + stereotypes

  • Why he turned away from acting

  • Falling of the rails

  • Then getting back on

  • Confidence

  • Kanye West

  • His love life

  • Being a dad

  • Reconfirming his faith

  • His cool, funky, inexpensive glasses

Hang out with us for an hour and get to know the incredibly talented, reflective Rick Gonzalez.

Michael Ian Black: Comedy, fame, obscurity, anxiety + Twitter trolls

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You'll hear

Comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black and I talk:

  • Podcasting

  • Fame

  • Obscurity

  • Comedians

  • Twitter

  • Getting arrested

  • Amusement park rides

  • Marriage and family

  • His challenging childhood

  • How he's funny - but actually very serious

  • The Jim Gaffigan Show, Wet Hot American Summer, Seth Meyers and more!

Hang out with us for an hour and get to know the funny, serious, talented Michael Ian Black.

 

Omar Epps talks Shooter, House, Fatherhood + Social Media

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You'll hear:

Omar and I do deep thinking on ...

  • From Fatherless to Fatherhood - Omar's honest, insightful memoir - pick up a copy now!

  • Shooter - watch it now on Netflix or USA Network

  • House - watch his longtime TV series with Hugh Laurie on Amazon

  • Being a dad

  • Growing up without a dad

  • Self-publishing - why he did it and why it's tough

  • Mark Zuckerberg

  • Social media, technology and society

  • My unfair advantage as an interviewer

By the end, you'll feel like you know Omar personally.

Joe Mantegna on Criminal Minds, The Simpsons, The Godfather Part 3, marriage + family

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You'll hear:

We talk about Joe’s incredible career, including:

  • Criminal Minds - you can watch 299 episodes now on WEtv!

  • The Simpsons - 27 years as the voice of Fat Tony

  • The Godfather Part 3 - is it any good?

  • Glengarry Glen Ross - he won a Tony!

  • Al Pacino's best + worst movies

  • Why Joe is Ricky and Joe's wife is Lucy

  • His daughters, Mia and Gia

  • Italy, LA + Chicago

  • Carroll O'Connor's beliefs

  • Seinfeld reruns

  • Why people think Joe was in The Usual Suspects

BONUS! You'll hear from Chazz Palminteri.

BONUS! You'll hear from Joe's Criminal Minds co-star Kirsten Vangsness.

GLOW and Private Practice actor Chris Lowell philosophizes and laughs.

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You'll hear:

Chris and Kara hit topics galore, like:

  • Being a Rob Lowe look-alike
  • The Jinx
  • Marc Maron (as a human and a podcaster)
  • How famous you should be (or feel) if you're a Really Famous podcast guest
  • Why he looks like a grandpa
  • Why he has "Y2K fears" of technology
  • Black and white photography
  • Silver gelatin prints
  • Victorian pageant parties
  • Moving to Italy for cooking classes
  • A George Clooney story
  • The Help and Up in the Air
  • Why SNL is the ONLY television show he watches

Stick around for the end!

There are funny bits.

Those who listen to the whole thing shall be rewarded.

And when it's over, you'll feel like you know Chris personally.

Eric Braeden gets recognized everywhere he goes. Get the skinny on sudden success, fame and finding equilibrium.

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You'll hear:

  • How sudden fame almost ruined him
  • Why he once hated The Young & the Restless gig
  • Why he has a British-ish accent, even though he's German
  • How he was almost being James Bond
  • His huge run-in with stage fright
  • How he handles robocalls
  • Why he changed his name

In this interview, Eric talks about IT ALL, including how fame almost ruined him - and why he once HATED his Y&R gig.

 
 

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