Mark and Me Podcast

Mark and Me Podcast

Join me, Mark, as I invite guests to talk openly and candidly about the world in which they have grown, thrived, or barely survived. From authors to actors, directors to writers, artists and musicians alike, come sit with us while we explore their own unique journey through life.

All Episodes

We need to talk about Kevin.On the debut podcast we talk to filmmaker Kevin Smith, from 1994’s “Clerks” all the way through to this year’s “Yoga Hosers”. What have Kevin Smith and his films meant to Mark? What would Kevin change about his career? And, perhaps most importantly, who should a filmmaker make films for – a studio, an audience or themselves?Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Sep 2016

41 min 35 sec

Angelic 2 the Core. On this episode we talk with a man who once described himself as “famous before he even knew his own name”, the star of many great 80’s films – Corey Feldman. Corey discusses his film career and opens up about his angels, music, his spirituality and his feelings on the current state of the World. Don’t miss this one, in fact – Go 4 It!Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Oct 2016

1 hr 12 min

Birdman.On this episode we speak to the star of Sesame Street, the one and only Big Bird himself Caroll Spinney. Caroll takes us through his time on the street, discusses his favourite Big Bird moments, tells us about his time working with Jim Henson, as well as giving us an insight into his childhood. This is a must listen to anyone that ever grew up watching Sesame StreetPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Jan 2017

42 min 31 sec

B-Movie Hero.On this episode we speak to the President of Troma Entertainment Lloyd Kaufman. Lloyd talks to us about the history behind Troma and all about his time working with James Gunn, as well as giving us an insight into his childhood and times in the industry. This is a must listen to anyone that loves horror and low budget classic moviesPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Feb 2017

30 min 54 sec

Hello ClariceOn this episode we speak to one of the greatest actors of all time Sir Anthony Hopkins. Sir Anthony Hopkins talks to us about his love for the theatre, film, music and art, as well as giving us an insight into his childhood and his experience in the industry. This is a world exclusive first ever movie podcast appearance so i hope you enjoyCheck out Sir Anthony Hopkins artwork here: www.anthonyhopkinsart.comPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Feb 2017

29 min 57 sec

Shoe polish-smelling motherf*cker.On this episode we speak to Brian O'Halloran. Brian talks to us about his acting career and how becoming Dante came about. This interview was recorded on set on the upcoming movie Madness in the Method. We assure you we are open.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Mar 2017

30 min 4 sec

I am the C.L.I.T CommanderOn this episode we speak to Jason Mewes. Jason talks to us about his acting career, Directing debut and how becoming Jay came about. This interview was recorded on set on the upcoming movie Madness in the Method.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Mar 2017

43 min 7 sec

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat. On this episode we speak to Carl Gottlieb. Carl talks to us about his writing career, what life is like on set of Jaws and shares many stories about living with Steven Spielberg. This is a must for any Jaws fan Check out the book The Jaws Log by Carl GottliebPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Apr 2017

1 hr 3 min

Five Feet of Heaven in a Ponytail.On this episode we speak to Sherilyn Fenn. Sherilyn talks to us about her acting career, what life is like on the set of Twin Peaks and shares many stories about working with David Lynch. This is a must for any fans of Twin PeaksPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

May 2017

39 min 41 sec

Don't Feed After Midnight.On this episode we speak to Zach Galligan. Zach talks to us about his acting career, what life is like on the set of Gremlins and shares many stories about working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. This is a must for any fans of GremlinsPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

May 2017

43 min 26 sec

Eyes, throat, genitals!On this episode we speak to Laurence Leboeuf. Laurence talks to us about her acting career, what life was like on the set of Turbo Kid and shares many stories about working on this cult classicPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Jun 2017

28 min 20 sec

Madness in the MethodOn this episode we speak to Dominic Burns. Dominic Burns is an English film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. After starting as an actor, Burns then moved into directing where he has made his name. We talk all about life on set of Madness in the Method and share stories of life in the film business.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Jul 2017

1 hr 6 min

Feel the wrath of Mr. Gnome!On this episode we speak to François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. The three of them talk to us about their writing and directing careers, what life was like on the set of Turbo Kid and shares many stories about working on this cult classic

Jul 2017

45 min 24 sec

Fatman on BatmanOn this episode we talk to Marc Bernardin at the recent Showmasters London Film Comic Con. Marc talks to us about growing up, his recent writing projects and what life is like as a podcaster with Kevin Smith on the Fatman on Batman show.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Jul 2017

27 min 19 sec

The Disaster ArtistOn this episode we talk to Greg Sestero. Greg talks to us about growing up, his time on set in The Room, his book and soon to be movie The Disaster Artist and brand new movie Best Friends staring Tommy WiseauPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Aug 2017

41 min 6 sec

The Man with 10,000 Voices.On this episode we talk to Michael Winslow. Michael talks to us about growing up, his time on set in Police Academy, his stand up tour plus much much morePlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Aug 2017

40 min 19 sec

The Room Actors Where Are They Now?On this episode we talk to Robyn Paris and Philip Haldiman. Robyn and Philip tell us what life was like on set of The Room, the experiences of working with Tommy Wiseau and their evolvement in the Room Actors Where Are They Now mockumentary.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Sep 2017

53 min 18 sec

The Room Actors Where Are They Now?On this episode we talk to Dan Janjigian and Carolyn Minnott. Dan and Carolyn tell us what life was like on set of The Room, the experiences of working with Tommy Wiseau and their evolvement in the Room Actors Where Are They Now mockumentary.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Sep 2017

48 min 1 sec

The Room Actors Where Are They Now?On this episode we talk to Greg Ellery and Juliette Danielle. Greg and Juliette tell us what life was like on set of The Room, the experiences of working with Tommy Wiseau and their evolvement in the Room Actors Where Are They Now mockumentary.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Sep 2017

40 min 12 sec

Heist is a Crimes.On this episode we talk to Neill Blomkamp. Neil talks to us about all of his previous work including District 9, Elysium, Chappie and the most recent project Oats StudiosBe sure to check out the Oats Studios videos here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4ZEYIBnHIC2DUhiizMOHgPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Sep 2017

1 hr 2 min

Oh Hi, Mark!On this episode we talk to Tommy Wiseau. Tommy tells us what life was like on set of The Room, the experiences of working with James Franco and his thoughts on The Disaster Artist. Love is blindPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Oct 2017

37 min 41 sec

15,000 Days.On this episode we talk to Alicia Witt. Alicia talks to us about all of her previous work including Dune, The Sopranos, Twin Peaks and the Walking DeadBe sure to check out Alicias music here http://www.aliciawittmusic.com/Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Nov 2017

48 min 38 sec

The King of Kong.On this episode we talk to American businessman, historian, and the founder of Twin Galaxies, Walter Day. Walter talks to us about his life in the video games industry, scorekeeping records, the King of Kong documentary and much more.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Jan 2018

58 min 14 sec

Room Full of Spoons. On this episode we talk to Director and Producer Rick Harper who is best known for the documentary Room Full of Spoons. Rick talks to us all about the making of the documentary, the endless legal battles, his time spent with Tommy Wiseau and his true love for the Room plus much much more.Be sure to find out more about Room Full of Spoons on the below links roomfullofspoons.com facebook.com/roomfullofspoons twitter.com/roomfullofspoonPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Feb 2018

1 hr 9 min

Redwood.On this episode we talk to actor Mike Beckingham who is best known for the movies Redwood and Black Site . Mike talks to us all about trying to break into the movie industry and make a name for himself. This is a great insight to the film industry and just how far you have to go to make it.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Feb 2018

52 min 32 sec

The Ralph Report.On this episode we talk to American actor, comedian, podcaster and radio host Ralph Garman. Ralph talks to us all about his time spent as an entertainment reporter and impressionist for the Kevin and Bean morning show on Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, co-hosting the Hollywood Babble-On podcast with Kevin Smith and his brand new podcast The Ralph ReportBe sure to check out the Ralph Report here https://theralphreport.com/Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Mar 2018

44 min 50 sec

Rex.On this episode we talk to Megan Leavey the marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during her deployment in Iraq. Megan discussed the course of her service, how she and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injured them, putting her life in jeopardy. We find out more about the recent movie of her life and what life has been like sincePlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Mar 2018

30 min 36 sec

Stardust.On this episode we talk to IAMX and Kat Von D, IAMX born Chris Corner, is best known as the founder of the 90s trip-hop band, Sneaker Pimps, but in recent years he has built a reputation around his critically acclaimed dark wave performances which explore the complexities of mutation through sound, visual art and makeup. Tattoo artist, musician and entrepreneur Kat Von D appears on four tracks on IAMX’s new album Alive in New Light. and recently joined IAMX on stage to perform live music for the first time in her career. Chris and Kat discuss their background, life on tour, influences and much more in this very intimate interviewPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Mar 2018

49 min 30 sec

Vote for PedroOn this episode we talk to Jon Heder. The American actor and producer discusses his debut from 2004 as the title character of the comedy film Napoleon Dynamite. We also talk Blades of Glory and Jon's voice talents in the animated films Monster House and Surf's Up, as well as the Napoleon Dynamite animated series.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Apr 2018

1 hr 12 min

Girl Power.On this episode we talk to Jessica Hynes. Known professionally as Jessica Stevenson until 2007 she was one of the creators, writers and stars of the British sitcom Spaced and has worked as a writer and actress for over two decades. Hynes has been nominated for a Tony, a Laurence Olivier Award, four BAFTAs (of which she has won one), and three British Comedy Awards (of which she has won two). On this episode we discuss growing up, the Royle Family, Spaced and her directing debut The FightPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Apr 2018

40 min 51 sec

Black Site.On this episode we talk to Tom Paton. Tom is an internationally known, three-time Feature Film Director. He is also widely known for his Writing and Editing skills as well as diverse portfolio of work in the music and commercial sector. We discuss Pandorica, Redwood and Tom's new movie Black Site in great detail and what it takes to make a name for yourself in the movie industryPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

May 2018

55 min 4 sec

Prey at Night.On this episode we talk to Johannes Roberts. Johannes is a British film director, producer, and writer. Roberts wrote and directed the underwater thriller 47 Meters Down. It is the first fiction drama movie to be filmed almost entirely underwater. Robert most recently directed the sequel to the horror film The Strangers, entitled The Strangers: Prey at Night, starring Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman. The film entered the US box office at #3 behind Black Panther and Disney's Wrinkle in Time. During this interview we discuss Roberts career to date and what its like to get in to the movie industry.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

May 2018

26 min 18 sec

Devolver.On this episode we talk to Jamie Lenman, best known as the singer, guitarist and songwriter for underground heroes Reuben. Reuben released two albums with Xtra Mile and joined bands like Biffy Clyro, Fightstar and Billy Talent on tours around the UK and Europe. Upon their return, they founded their own label, Hideous Records, through which they released a live DVD documentary and their third, critically acclaimed album, ‘In Nothing We Trust’. In 2011, after over a year without playing any music, Lenman began working on an ambitious double solo album of folk/blues and thrash metal, which was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. After a dazzling live tour featuring a three-piece brass section, Lenman returned again to his illustration work and began recording new music with Prodigy and Idles producer Space in his Guildford hideout. He shortly signed with indie giants Big Scary Monsters and released his sophomore record 'Devolver' to widespread critical acclaim, following a lengthy and innovative pre-order campaign.Lenman is currently touring the record across the UK and Europe.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/MarkandmeThis interview goes in to great detail about Jamie's time with Reuben, his two solo albums and much more 'Devolver' is out now and stop reading this and go and listen/buy it right now

May 2018

1 hr 35 min

Last GoodbyeOn this episode we talk to Dave Lory. Dave Lory has worked in entertainment for over 35 years. Starting as a drummer and tour-manager, he rose to becoming a respected artist manager, record executive, and event producer working in rock, country and rap. Apart from Jeff Buckley, Lory helped guide the careers of the Allman Brothers, Courtney Love, and Duncan Sheik. As an executive at Mercury and Artemis Records he worked with Bon Jovi, KISS, Shania Twain, Def Jam, and Warren Zevon. His event productions include the New Music Seminar and the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards. He was a founding member of the Music Managers' Forum and has lectured in music business at William Patterson University and New York University. For the first time since Jeff Buckley's untimely death on May 29, 1997, his manager Dave Lory reveals what it was like to work with one of rock's most celebrated and influential artists. Go on the road and behind the scenes with Jeff, from the release of his debut EP Live at Sin-é to the second album Buckley never completed.This is an extremely intimate interview and we hope you enjoyPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/MarkandmeThe book Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye is out now

Jun 2018

1 hr 1 min

I can Climb Mountains.On this episode we speak to Hell is for Heroes frontman Justin Schlosberg.Hell Is for Heroes are an English post-hardcore band from London. Founder members Will McGonagle and Joe Birch (previously of Symposium) were joined by James Findlay, Tom O'Donoghue and later Justin Schlosberg. After two independently released singles, Hell Is for Heroes released their debut album in February 2003 on EMI. The Neon Handshake was produced and recorded in Los Angeles at Sound City Studios and mixed in Umeå, Sweden at Tonteknik by Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Lövström. The band and their A&R left EMI in 2004. The band released its second album Transmit Disrupt independently, before signing a deal with Burning Heart Records, who subsequently re-released it in 2006. Their final self-titled album was released through Golf Records in 2007.On the 15th of August 2017 the band announced through their Facebook page that they would be touring the U.K. as part of The Neon Handshake's 15th anniversary. Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Jun 2018

50 min 9 sec

Eat The Rude.On this episode we speak to Danish Actor, Mads Mikkelsen.Originally a gymnast and dancer, he began his career as an actor in 1996. He rose to fame in Denmark as Tonny the drug dealer in the first two films of the Pusher film trilogy, and in his role as the brash yet sensitive policeman, Allan Fischer, in Peter Thorsboe's Danish television series Rejseholdet (Unit One)Mikkelsen became more widely known for his role as Tristan in Jerry Bruckheimer's production King Arthur, but achieved worldwide recognition for playing the main antagonist Le Chiffre in the twenty-first James Bond film, Casino Royale. He has since become known for his roles as Igor Stravinsky in Jan Kounen's French film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and his Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award-winning role as Lucas in the 2012 Danish film The Hunt. In 2012, he was voted the Danish American Society's Person of the Year. He starred in the television series Hannibal as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In 2016, Mikkelsen portrayed Kaecilius in Marvel's film Doctor Strange and Galen Erso in Lucasfilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In 2018, he starred in Joe Penna's survival drama Arctic. Mikkelsen is set to portray Mayor Prentiss in Doug Liman's Chaos Walking and Duncan Vizla in Polar by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund.Mikkelsen will star alongside Norman Reedus in game director Hideo Kojima's upcoming title Death Stranding, portraying the main antagonist via voice acting and motion capture. Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Jul 2018

31 min

Gordan's Alive. On this episode we speak to English actor, writer, presenter, and comedian Brian Blessed.Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a miner who wanted a better life for his son; Brian lost three uncles in the pit. At a young age, he displayed an acute talent for acting in school productions, but also had a penchant for boxing, a direction that would be short-lived.Working various blue-collar jobs from undertaker's assistant to plasterer, Brian managed to attend the Bristol Old Vic and was off and running. He has lent his musical talents to several productions - from playing "Old Deuteronomy" in "Cats" to "The Baron" in the more recent "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". In the 1970s, he began appearing more and more on-camera with both classical and contemporary performances. In costumed television movies, he has played "Porthos" in The Three Musketeers (1966) and The Further Adventures of the Musketeers (1967), "Augustus" in I, Claudius (1976), and "Long John Silver" in John Silver's Return to Treasure Island (1986) and has been a part of various reenactments including Catherine the Great (1996), Lady Chatterley (1993), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983) and Kidnapped (1995).On film, he has appeared in robust support in several William Shakespeare adaptations, including Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Hamlet (1996) and Macbeth(1997). He is married to British actress Hildegard Neil, who made an appearance with him in Macbeth (1997). More recently, he appeared in Oliver Stone's epic-scale Alexander(2004) and in Kenneth Branagh's film version of William Shakespeare's As You Like It(2006).Brians new book The Panther in my Kitchen is out nowPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Jul 2018

56 min 59 sec

A Quiet Place. On this episode we speak to English actor, Noah Jupe.Noah is known for starring in the television series The Night Manager, the dark comedy film Suburbicon, the drama film Wonder, and the horror film A Quiet Place. He made his feature film acting debut in 2017 with the war drama film The Man with the Iron Heart.Noah started his acting career in 2015/2016 by a little appearances in the television series Penny Dreadful and Downton Abbey. Later in 2016, he played a significant role in the spy thriller series The Night Manager along with Tom Hiddleston. In 2016, he also played a significant role in the series Houdini & Doyle.In 2017, he started his career in films, with his first major role being in The Man with the Iron Heart, a World War II drama, in which he starred along with Jason Clarke and Rosamund Pike. Also that year, he appeared in the British film That Good Night, with John Hurt and Charles Dance had one of the lead roles, the son of Matt Damon's character, in the black comedy film, Suburbicon, directed by George Clooney and appeared in the comedy-drama Wonder as Jack Will, best friend to Auggie Pullman (played by Jacob Tremblay).In 2018, he starred with Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson in science fiction film The Titan and alongside Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in the well-reviewed horror film A Quiet Place. Krasinski, who cowrote and directed the film, cast Jupe on the recommendation of Clooney.Jupe will next star in the short film adaptation of Stephen King's "My Pretty Pony" along with Tobin Bell.He will also star in the film Honey Boy opposite Shia LaBeouf and Lucas Hedges, an independent film based on LaBeouf's life. Jupe will play LaBeouf in his childhoodA Quiet Place is out now on Digital Download, and on Blu-ray and DVD August 13Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Jul 2018

26 min 33 sec

New Noise.  On this episode we speak to Dennis Lyxzén the musician best known as the lead vocalist for Swedish hardcore punk band Refused. He is currently the vocalist in INVSN.  Aside from Refused, he has been involved in numerous Swedish bands during his musical career, acting as vocalist, bass player, or guitar player. Since the break-up of Refused, his most notable bands have been The (International) Noise Conspiracy and Invasionen (Previously called The Lost Patrol Band). Lyxzén also runs Ny Våg, a punk record label. He acted as producer of the 2005 self-titled album by Swedish punk band Regulations, which was released on the label.As a punk rock frontman, Lyxzén's songs are of a counter-culture nature, within line of his socialist political views. Despite his political views, he tends to maintain a level of lyrical variety throughout his various bands. Lyxzén was voted sexiest man in Sweden in 2004 by Elle Magazine and is also vegan.In 2011, Lyxzén joined The Bloody Beetroots for their Church of Noise tour as a guest vocalist. Lyxzén is also featured in their newest single, "Church of Noise", and the accompanying music video.In 2012 it was announced that Refused would reunite for Coachella, Way Out West Festival and Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012. They went on to headline Groezrock 2012 in Meerhout, Belgium.Although Refused stated in 2012 that their reunion was only temporary, in 2015 they released their fourth studio album Freedom. Refused have continued to tour to promote Freedom. Dennis has stated that Refused will continue as an active band, "We’re not breaking up or anything, we’re taking a break to write a new record… Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Aug 2018

45 min 35 sec

It's a Sailboat.  On this episode we speak to n American film and television actor Ethan Suplee best known for his roles as Seth Ryan in American History X, Louie Lastik in Remember the Titans, Frankie in Boy Meets World, Randy Hickey in My Name Is Earl, Toby in The Wolf of Wall Street, Elwood in Without a Paddle, and his roles in Kevin Smith films.The first major role Suplee landed was as Willam in Mallrats, directed by Kevin Smith, alongside future My Name is Earlcostar Jason Lee. He also appeared briefly in the independent Kevin Smith View-Askew produced Drawing Flies. Smith cast both Suplee and Lee again in later films Chasing Amy and Dogma. They both make cameos in Clerks II. At the same time as the filming of Mallrats, Suplee also had a recurring role as Frankie "The Enforcer" Stechino in Boy Meets World, from 1994 to 1998. Suplee's dramatic performances include the roles of the ruthless Nazi skinhead Seth in American History X, a man who rapes a clown in Vulgar, Ashton Kutcher's goth college roommate "Thumper" in The Butterfly Effect, football player Louie Lastik in 1970s Virginia in Remember the Titans (a direct opposite on his racial views from his American History Xrole), Johnny Depp's buddy and initial drug-dealing partner Tuna in Blow, and the simpleminded Pangle in Cold Mountain. Suplee also had a cameo in the HBO TV series Entourage in the fictional movie Queens Boulevard. In 2014, he was cast in the TV Land original sitcom Jennifer Falls, which reunited him with My Name Is Earlco-star, Jamie Pressly.In 2016, he started playing D in Hulu's series Chance.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Aug 2018

51 min 16 sec

Palms.  On this episode we speak to musician and songwriter Dustin Kensrue. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the rock band ThriceAt the end of summer 2017, not long after Thrice had finished up a national tour, singer Dustin Kensrue woke up in the middle of the night and found himself fixated on the mental image of an open hand—a visual that instantly became his touchstone in the writing of Thrice’s tenth album, Palms.In the spirit of that openness, Thrice created Palms with a free-form and fluid approach to the album’s sonic element. The result is their most expansive work to date, encompassing everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore to piano-driven balladry. To carve out that eclectic sound, Thrice enlisted trusted producer Eric Palmquist for the recording of the percussion and vocal tracks, and self-produced all of the guitar parts on Palms. Much like its predecessor—2016’s politically minded To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere—Palms mines a great deal of inspiration from the literary and philosophical realm. In his lyric-writing, Kensrue drew from sources as varied as the lectures of philosopher Alan Watts, the writings of Franciscan friar Richard Rohr, and the process metaphysics of mathematician Alfred North Whitehead. Thrice’s first release since signing to Epitaph in early 2018, Palms matches its raw passion with a measured intensity, a rare feat for an album so informed by the volatility of the times. Within that approach, Thrice reveal their profound commitment to making an enduring impact on the listener. Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Sep 2018

40 min 2 sec

Book Club.On this episode we speak to Director Bill Holderman and Producer/Actress Erin Simms.Bill and Erin discuss the movie “Book Club,” the Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda-starring romantic comedy that marks his directorial debut. It’s the story of four longtime friends who decide to tackle the E.L. James novel for their monthly, you guessed it, book club. Keaton and Fonda are joined by Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen, each playing a woman who is in some way inspired to change her life as she digs into the titillating trilogy. Holderman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Erin Simms, wanted to make a movie in which “women of a certain age” are given rich character arcs, in which they can exist as romantic and sexual beings, in which they can learn and grow and change. He wanted to write them as complex, and in short, treat them with respect—and it all started with the “Fifty Shades” books, a Mother’s Day gift, and those long drives in Georgia.Erin Simms was born and raised in Montreal. She went to St. George's high school that specializes in the arts. After learning acting for a couple of years she landed a small part in her first movie and then landed the part of Morgan on Student Bodies. She left the show to be on the Power Rangers. She now lives in Los Angeles amd was the prodcuer on Book ClubPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Sep 2018

29 min 3 sec

The Real King of Kong.On this episode we speak to Steve Wiebe, American two-time world champion of the video game Donkey Kong, most recently holding the title from September 20, 2010 to January 10, 2011 with a high score of 1,064,500 points. Wiebe was the first person to achieve over a million points in a public game, with a score of 1,006,600 on July 4, 2004.He is one of the primary subjects of the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of QuartersPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Oct 2018

52 min 13 sec

We Are Still Here.On this episode we speak to Filmmaker and publicist Ted Geoghegan, Ted has been involved in the horror film genre for the past decade as a writer and producer. We discuss his debut feature We Are Still Here and recent movie Mohawk. Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Nov 2018

36 min 27 sec

Going Nowhere. On this episode we speak to founding member, singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the band Therapy? Andy Cairns. We discuss the bands history and the brand new album 'Cleave'.  Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Nov 2018

42 min 38 sec

Life in the Stocks - Part One On this episode we speak to Matt Stocks who hosts the podcast Life in the Stocks. We discuss Matts background in radio, working for Kerrang, life on the road and his own podcast Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Dec 2018

1 hr 16 min

Life in the Stocks - Part Two.On this episode we speak to Matt Stocks who hosts the podcast Life in the Stocks. We discuss Matts background in radio, working for Kerrang, life on the road and his own podcastPlease support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

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Dec 2018

55 min 19 sec

Gloves Off.On this episode we speak to British Actor Brad Moore.Brad has just completed filming his second lead role in the boxing comedy Gloves Off (which he also co-wrote) and stars alongside Ricky Tomlinson, Alexei Sayle, Paul Barber, Alan Ford and Denise Van Outen.Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Dec 2018

32 min 31 sec

Gloves Off Again. On this episode we speak to British Director Steven Nesbit. Steven has just completed directing his boxing comedy Gloves Off which stars Ricky Tomlinson, Alexei Sayle, Paul Barber, Alan Ford and Denise Van Outen. Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Dec 2018

39 min 46 sec

My Arse. On this episode we speak to English actor, comedian, author and political activist Ricky Tomlinson. He is best known for his roles as Bobby Grant in Brookside, DCI Charlie Wise in Cracker, Mike Bassett in Mike Bassett: England Manager and Jim Royle in The Royle Family. Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here https://www.patreon.com/Markandme

Dec 2018

43 min 16 sec