Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Cumulus Podcast Network

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.

All Episodes

Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) joins me this week for a discussion on dealing with severe trauma and depression and how periods of loss and tribulation with his family has shaped his life. Nick opens up a ton this episode on his family hardships surrounding alcoholism and what it was like watching both parents step in to care for one another in their time of need. We talk about his journey in acting, how he met Simon Pegg, and how his career took off with hits like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 30

1 hr 25 min

Rainn Wilson (The Office, Metaphysical Milkshake) joins us this week to discuss his tools for managing a controversial ego, the moment that changed things for him while filming The Office, and how he defines purpose and happiness in life. We discuss therapy without parents and may have just inspired a special third version of Rainn coming back next time. Also, we get into anxiety, the subtle power of gratitude, and the origin Rainn’s show Metaphysical Milkshake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 23

1 hr 22 min

The hilarious and incredibly talented Jason Alexander (Seinfeld, Pretty Woman) joins this week to discuss his evolution going from an ambitious stage actor to pursuing a comedic career and landing the most popular sitcom of all time, Seinfeld. Jason and I discuss the stresses and anxiety of working on a Broadway production and how people in that profession have to manage an uber structured and stressful lifestyle. We also discuss his favorite moments on Seinfeld, the shock of landing Pretty Woman with Richard Greer and Julia Roberts, and what life has been like for his peers and family post-Seinfeld. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 16

1 hr 28 min

Anthony Michael Hall (Breakfast Club, Halloween Kills) joins us this week to discuss his ascension into stardom in the 80’s with Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Weird Science and his evolution of getting involved in new projects and different roles nowadays, such as his character in the new Halloween Kills. Anthony discusses fond moments in prior roles and with previous costars, including his relationship with the legendary director John Hughes. We also talk about experiences with Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, and working with Jamie Lee Curtis on the new set of Halloween Kills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 9

1 hr 21 min

Quite possibly the most charming ‘bad guy’ Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die, The Many Saints of Newark) joins me this week to discuss his process of overcoming fear, taking risk in a world of random chaos, and how he approaches an “eff me” attitude when it comes to the roles he plays. Billy talks about his new gig in The Sopranos universe in the HBO Max series the Many Saints of Newark and some pretty interesting challenges he’s had to face on and off set for it. We also talk about his intense fight scene with Daniel Craig in the new James Bond film No Time to Die, his hilarious encounter meeting Meryll Streep, and trying to cultivate lasting relationships in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2

1 hr 21 min

He’s baaaack… Bobby Lee (Mad TV, Tiger Belly) joins us this week to discuss balancing expectations and relationships transitioning from his off the wall personality decades ago into the slightly less off the wall podcast giant he is today. Bobby Lee and I catch up on each other's lives and delve deep into how Bobby has changed as a human being in his later years. We talk about his other podcast Bad Friends, poorly-timed racy jokes, and an insane story that involves a hot tub and some Hollywood names you might just recognize. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 26

1 hr 24 min

Ken Marino (The Other Two, Wet Hot American Summer) comes bearing gifts on this week’s podcast! Not only that, Ken opens up on his experience losing his identity while trying to find his way in this industry and the unique way he’s been able to approach this business to reduce stress and enjoy his passion. We also talk about how hard it is to not break while working alongside some heavy hitting comedic geniuses, the possible return of Party Down, and what it’s like to work alongside your partner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 19

1 hr 25 min

David Dastmalchian (Suicide Squad, Animals) gives us the pleasure of joining the podcast this week to bravely discuss the intensity of his previous battle with heroin addiction and how he was able to channel his experiences into doing massive roles like Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad. We also talk about his new Dracula themed movie, living on a boat, and stigmas of mental illness and drug use. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 12

1 hr 27 min

Ming-Na Wen (The Mandalorian, Mulan) joins us this week to discuss what it’s like for her to be a dual minority working on major franchises such as Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Street Fighter, and more! Ming-Na talks about her early childhood development and transitioning from China to New York and how that influenced her acting. We discuss working on the Mandalorian, Book of Boba Fett, and how much she nerds out on the different opportunities she’s had the pleasure of working on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 5

1 hr 13 min

Don’t miss Joe LoTruglio’s directorial debut with the horror film OUTPOST 👉 imdb.com/title/tt11573276/ The hilarious and creative Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn 99, Reno 911) comes back on the pod this week to talk about the incredible journey leading to Brooklyn 99’s end and the blood, sweat, and tears that went into his directorial debut with the film Outpost. Joe and I discuss working with his wife on various projects from Brooklyn 99 and Outpost and the one time Joe lost his cool on set. We go into detail about the ending of Brooklyn 99 and all of the emotions that surrounded the ending. 🔥 Bright Cellars: https://www.brightcellars.com/INSIDE for 50% off your first six (6) bottle box of wine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 28

1 hr 11 min

Making a return this week, James Marsters (Buffy, Angel) joins us for a discussion on the darker side of his method acting of the fan beloved character Spike, and exactly how it affected his relationships with others on set. James opens up more this time on the hostile working conditions on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and what it was like to work with creator Joss Whedon. We talk about secret crushes on set, playing dark characters, and the possibility of a Buffy reunion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 21

1 hr 18 min

The original fastest man alive John Wesley Shipp (Dawson’s Creek, The Flash) graces us this week with a terrific conversation on his successes and contrary dark periods throughout his various roles from Dawson’s Creek to The Flash to daytime soaps like Guiding Light. John reflects on what could have been with his time on The Flash in 1990 and opens up on the cathartic experience acting alongside Grant Gustin on the new CW iteration. We also talk about on set Dawson's Creek drame, how John eventually received more “dad” roles and why he’s not bothered by it, and his hilarious experience with super suits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 14

1 hr 16 min

The wildly hilarious and humble Lamorne Morris (New Girl, Woke) joins me to discuss his early childhood growing up in the Southside of Chicago and shares what his entry to acting was like, including being cheated out of six figures by his commercial booking agency. We also talk about his chance opportunity on the hit New Girl, his deep involvement on his new show Woke, passion for improv comedy, and an age old debate of GOATs in basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 7

1 hr 19 min

Good friend of the show Stephen Amell (Arrow, Heels) joins us this week to drop some bombs once again. We not only discuss his brand new show Heels and how he feels about his legacy of being the Arrow, but Stephen also takes time to set the record straight about some recent tabloid stories that have come out about him. We get into Stephen’s current experience with panic attacks and stress, how he handles nerves heading into new projects, and how different this show is with relation to Stephen’s partnership with its direction. 🔥 Bright Cellars: https://www.brightcellars.com/INSIDE for 50% off your first six (6) bottle box of wine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 31

1 hr 25 min

The incredibly interesting and kind Neal McDonough (Band of Brothers, Minority Report) joins me this week for his first ever podcast to discuss being blackballed for a period of time for decisions he made for his family and his journey in becoming a Hollywood bad guy for his faith. Neal and I talk about our shared path towards villainry in the majority of his work and the exact details behind his industry cold shoulder that sent him into a dark point in his life. We also talk about working with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, Angels in the Outfield, and Neal’s exciting upcoming role as former president Dwight D. Eisenhower in the upcoming season of American Horror Story! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 24

1 hr 16 min

Her kindness and positivity proceeds her; Amanda Kloots (The Talk, Bullets Over Broadway) comes on the podcast this week to discuss how she manages her anxiety and stays positive even after losing a loved one. Amanda talks about her early start of fame with Broadway and how her family viewed her passion for the stage. We discuss her views on relationships and her life before and after the passing of her husband Nick Cordero during the pandy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 17

1 hr 11 min

Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill, Incredibles 2) joins me this week for a terrific conversation concerning the systematic idea of love and relationships. Sophia comments on the controversy surrounding the creator of One Tree Hill and how it truly delayed a wonderful and healthy relationship between her and her cast mates. We also discuss how Sophia’s relationship with her parents furthered her maturity levels early on in her life, her superior dog training skills, and the idea of love before prefrontal cortex development. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 10

1 hr 29 min

The loveable Chris Sullivan (This Is Us) comes on the pod this week for some life updates on the joys and challenges that fatherhood has brought him; plus he gives us some career updates with his experience and mindset coming into the homestretch of This Is Us. Sully talks about his experience shooting during the craziness of this last year and what it’s been like juggling the different personalities on the show. We also have some fun talking about his band Joseph the Spouse, we discuss the process of grieving, and of course… we talk gratitude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 3

1 hr 8 min

Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) joins this week to open up on his experience with impostor syndrome in this industry, and what sort of negative and positive impacts it has had on his career. We go on to talk about his new movie Midnight in the Switchgrass along with the various characters he’s portrayed in films, such as Chris McCandless (Into the Wild) and Jay Sebring (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). We also discuss working with legends like Quentin Tarantino and Robert De Niro intense training with Navy SEALs, and the dangers of pickleball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 27

56 min 4 sec

Amazing show this week. We have an inspirational and open guest on the podcast with Ethan Suplee (My Name is Earl, The Wolf of Wall Street). Ethan and I discuss his troubled experience with how he perceived his body throughout his life and the catalyst that drove the incredible weight loss transformation that turned him into who he is today. We also get into his experience with drug addiction and rehab, his work in learning to love himself despite his habitual disgust, and his almost unbelievable start in this industry as an actor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 20

1 hr 11 min

The humble and hilarious Joel McHale (Community, The Soup) joins me this week and talks about everything from his experience and future on Community to his Pacino-level rage he has with inanimate objects on a day to day basis. Joel talks about his time and shared experience working with the legendary Chevy Chase and his chance beginnings on the iconic ‘The Soup’. We also discuss how he manages his dyslexia when working, unnecessary criticism from movie/show critics, and his new movie called Happily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 13

1 hr 17 min

The iconic and always fabulous Leslie Jordan (Call Me Kat, Will and Grace) joins me this week for an incredible podcast chronicling the ups and downs of his personal life and how they translated into success in this industry. Leslie and I discuss his prior drug and alcohol addiction and how recovering from those illnesses shaped his career into what it is today. We also talk about his new album and book, working with Eddie Veder and Dolly Parton, and Leslie’s time working on American Horror Story and Will and Grace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 6

1 hr 6 min

The humble and insanely talented Seth Green (Family Guy, Robot Chicken) joins this week and touches on the differences between performance and fame, his personal process in acting, and the understanding of being too critical of oneself. Seth discusses the hilarious origin of how he figured out the voice for Chris in Family Guy along with the story surrounding the Seth MacFarlane vs. Seth Green saga. Later in the show, Seth shares in deep detail his experience and personal relationship with legendary actors Tim Curry and Robin Williams, and what each has meant to his career and his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 29

1 hr 14 min

Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Handmaid’s Tale) returns to the show this week to explore ideas of following your gut, not comparing yourself to others, and finding happiness through passion. Later in the show we both discuss our thoughts and emotions on the Alison Mack NXIVM situation as the documentary The VOW has been released and sentencing has commenced. We also talk about her troubling situation walking off an HBO show set, the differences in experiences working on Supergirl and Smallville, and how she gets herself to a dark place to prepare for dramatic roles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 22

1 hr 9 min

Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars, Walker) brings his cheerful and bright attitude to this week's episode and discusses his experience as a hopeless romantic, his teenage angst, and how he’s managed to stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ avoiding downward spirals in this industry. Keegan opens up on his relationship with his late father and how he’s still been able to connect with him even after his passing. We also talk about how Pretty Little Liars’ success coincided with the birth of social media, drama with other actors on set, and growing up in Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 15

1 hr 14 min

Maggie Lawson (Psych, Santa Clarita Diet) stops by this week’s podcast for an in-depth and emotional discussion about relationships, divorce as a child and adult, and the anxiety that comes with starting out in Hollywood. Maggie discusses her wild journey of moving from Kentucky to Los Angeles and becoming an actress. We also discuss the difficult process of ending a marriage, how much the cast and show of Psych meant to her, and her desire to just ‘want to be a kid’ early in her career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 8

1 hr 15 min

From growing up on a sailboat to becoming Balthazar in Supernatural, Sebastian Roché joins the show this week to share all in his journey through mental health in this industry. Sebastian discusses his early childhood surrounding life on a boat and his tumultuous relationship with his father. We talk about prior relationships, how love and connections ultimately make you a better human being, and discovering what’s right for you as you grow older. We close as Sebastian reminisces about his time working with the legendary Al Pacino, auditioning for The Hobbit, and his favorite memory of working on Supernatural. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 1

1 hr 17 min

The very brave and charismatic David Harewood (Supergirl, Homeland) joins us this week and opens up about his battle with mental illness and how it shaped his life. David shares how acting and friendship both literally saved his life from his own psychosis; a big reason he’s made it a point to bring more awareness to the field of mental health. Later we get into Supergirl, his role as the Martian Manhunter, and his true feelings about the show’s finale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 25

1 hr 15 min

Charisma Carpenter (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins us this week and shares a jaw dropping story of bravery and survival in an unthinkable situation. She later opens up on her journey throughout her career, how acting wasn’t always her first choice, but how falling into it changed her life forever. Charisma discusses her anxiety surrounding auditioning for roles, her first time she was truly starstruck, and what it’s been like confronting past traumas during her time on set. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 18

1 hr 23 min

The legendary and iconic Robert Englund joins us this week to discuss various topics surrounding the Nightmare on Elm Street series and his early start of being an actor. Robert discusses growing up as a Valley boy and how he transitioned from wanting to be a lawyer who surfed in his free time to a world-wide phenomenon actor. We discuss an insane story about the casting of Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars movie and Robert’s relationship with Mark Hamill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 11

1 hr 25 min

Erika Christensen (Parenthood) joins us this week to discuss, in part, the politicization of very non-political health related issues that deal with a more natural lifestyle. We get an update on what life is like being a mother of two and a wild and beautiful story of how her second child was born. As we close, we talk about her experience with Scientology, the misconceptions of her practice, and how it has even lead to losing roles in this industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 4

1 hr 21 min

Amazing episode this week. Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) and Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) join us this week to talk about their bond built off of The Lost Boys, being intimidated by other actors, and what it was like growing up with Hollywood royalty in their families. Kiefer and Jason reminisce on how they met and how they each developed as young actors by helping certain productions of movies. The guys reveal some funny stories while on the set of Lost Boys and Kiefer’s wedding and later we discuss how social media and cinema coexist in modern day entertainment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 27

1 hr 28 min

John Glover (Smallville, Fear the Walking Dead) joins us this week and opens up on the idea of working as you age in this industry. We also get into some classic BTS moments from Smallville, John’s experience of working on Fear the Walking Dead during the zombie-apocalypse year we’ve just had, pandy vaccines, and his run-ins with legendary Freddie Mercury and John Oats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 20

59 min 5 sec

The man who lives a self diagnosed ‘edited life’ Howie Mandel joins us this week to discuss different topics ranging from his early beginnings in stand-up comedy to his continuous battle of thriving in show biz with OCD. We discuss Howie’s marriage, the stigma surrounding mental health, and coping mechanisms that people use in times of distress. Howie also opens up about some uncomfortable interactions he encountered while being on the Howard Stern show, the fall out of interacting with Marshall Faulk on Deal or No Deal, and also the story of being banned from Johnny Carson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 13

1 hr 39 min

The lovable Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy) returns to the show this week and talks about being content with one’s mortality, life within the Covid-19 pandemic, and overcoming stigmas within the mental health field. Sean gives an update with the Patty Duke Mental Health Organization and how he started his own charity called Run Third. We also discuss his negative interactions with doctors in the past and the complications that can come with certain medical diagnoses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 6

1 hr 24 min

Robert Benedict and Richard Speight (Supernatural, Kings of Con) join us today to discuss the many different challenges that come with parenting and relationships, specifically during the craziness of this past year. We talk about how Richard and Robert met, the formation of their podcast The Kings of Con, and fun times at conventions. Richard and Robert also go into deep detail of Robert’s stroke and how that insane turn of events cemented their friendship forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 30

1 hr 27 min

The talented and very humble Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Me Before You) joins us this week and discusses the challenges of playing various characters after being a part of one of the world’s largest pop culture phenomenons. Matthew delves deep into his inner defense mechanisms when viewing his own work, never letting his career define his life, and how he’s learned more from theater than films. For all you Harry Potter fans, we talk about some hilarious behind the scenes stories, memorabilia Matthew smuggled home with him, and also working with the late and brilliant Alan Rickman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 23

1 hr 24 min

The iconic Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The Patriot) joins this week and discusses his unique creative process that has contributed to his ongoing success and respect in this industry. Jason reflects in different moments on missed opportunities that he passed on while emphasizing the importance of not getting stuck in the ideology of the ‘grass always being greener’. We also talk about our legendary improv scene in Sweet November, Jason’s formula to a successful villain, and his experience on sets like Armageddon, Harry Potter, and The Patriot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 16

1 hr 27 min

Steve-O (Jackass, Wild Ride!) joins me this week and shares the surprising family dynamic during his childhood and exactly how it led to him becoming the Steve-O we know and love today. Steve-O opens up on how, specifically, his father’s respect and approval provided a massive boost to his self confidence as he began his career in entertainment, which inevitably blossomed into Jackass. We also talk about some BTS stories on the origin of Jackass, his now famous dog that he rescued from the streets of Peru, and his thoughts on Buddhist philosophy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 9

1 hr 18 min

Zachary Levi (Shazam!, Chuck) goes deep into his mental health journey this week, opening up about his realization of just how ‘ungood’ he was despite the accomplishments and great things happening in his life. Zach goes on to share his newfound understanding for the dopamine he received by working and how during this pandy he’s had a more clear realization of just how much self worth he receives from his career. We also get into the super power of vulnerability, keeping perspective of your own mental health, and Zach’s take on his position in the DC Universe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 2

1 hr 26 min

Katie Cassidy (Arrow, Supernatural) joins us this week and reflects on how her crazy upbringing molded her to become independent and how difficult this is when peers see it as being standoffish. Katie shares her struggle to make it on her own at a very young age, despite what some would assume she was given based on her family name. We also share stories of getting bullied in our childhood, we share reflections on loved ones lost, and Katie dishes on some BTS Arrow stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 23

1 hr 5 min

Michael Cudlitz (TWD, Clarice) joins me this week to talk, in part, about his growth in this industry from set construction on 90210, to acting in major serieses like Band of Brothers and The Walking Dead, and eventually leading to directing opportunities along the way. Michael opens up on the fragility of life and the importance of setting goals you can achieve while still here. We also talk about the idea of ‘polishing a turd’ with presence and effort, our mutual love of telling stories, and some pretty epic behind the scenes memories from B.o.B. and TWD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 16

1 hr 15 min

Listen as an old pal Bob Saget (Full House, Here For You) joins us to share laughs and jabs through serious conversations of loss and grief. Bob talks about using humor and literal onstage performance to numb the loss of loved ones throughout his career. He talks about how it’s a balancing act of grieving and ensuring ‘the show goes on.’ We had a ton of fun this week while getting into BTS stories in the comedy scene, his take on cancel culture in standup, and some honest reflections of his time as America’s dad on Full House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 9

1 hr 15 min

About time we had me old neighbor Zach Braff on the show. Zach (Scrubs, Garden State) joins us this week and opens up on some of his lifelong anxieties, crippling pet peeves, and natural neurosis he deals with. Zach talks a lot about his experience in the industry… everything from being a workaholic who doesn’t idle well to the idea of peers wanting you to do well, but not TOO well out there. We also get into some funny BTS moments on Scrubs plus Zach’s experience working with legends like Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Robert Deniro. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 2

1 hr 19 min

Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Longmire) joins us this week to talk in part about her role in The Mandalorian. She shares the behind the scenes grind that contributed to the ‘sudden’ overnight success that the public has seen with her big break on the show. Katee also opens up on some difficult experiences that woke her up to the idea of being more positive on set with the goal of wanting to leave a good impression on her peers. We also get into how Jon Favreau has saved Star Wars, Katee’s thoughts on prenups, and her longtime experience on shows like Battlestar Galactica and Longmire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 26

1 hr 9 min

Absolute legend on the podcast this week. Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusers) joins to share his story of overcoming adversity early in his life and chasing his passion for acting while scraping by to provide as a father and husband. Ernie opens up early in this episode on the importance for him to be a good father, because of the lack of one he had growing up. We also get into some reflections on his role in Ghostbusters, his frustrations around being typecast early in his career, and what he’s actually afraid of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 19

1 hr 8 min

Smallville's Clark Kent/ Superman Is Back... Tom Welling joins the show this week and opens up a ton on the idea of creativity, and the lack of that when operating out of anger and being in survival mode. Tom talks about opening up to the idea of being genuine and authentic and shedding the false idea of perfection. We also get into trickle down emotions given from our parents, how we each handle anxiety, and of course…. Some BTS from our time on Smallville. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 12

1 hr 11 min

WWE Legend Chris Jericho (WWE, Talk Is Jericho) joins me this week to talk about his experience throughout his life overcoming peer and public stigmas while pursuing his dreams in wrestling, music, film, and more. Chris really hammers home the idea of passion fueled perseverance in this episode, so for anyone looking for a little boost, this is a must listen. We also get into Chris’s love for horror films and rock music, the idea of ‘zero room for error’ in professional wrestling, and some pretty crazy BTS within that world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 5

59 min 7 sec

Clancy Brown (Shawshank, SpongeBob) joins me this week to share his personal experience with impostor syndrome throughout his career from its inception to highlights like The Shawshank Redemption. Clancy talks about how the industry had changed over the decades and how he feels blessed to have found voice acting for the presence it allows him to keep. We also get into some good ole Lex talk, how fame can drastically change a set, and even his personal experience working with the late great Sean Connery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

1 hr 8 min

Erica Durance (Smallville, Saving Hope) joins me this week to share the anxiety and stress of going behind the scenes working in casting to in front of the camera on Smallville. Erica opens up on the different ways that she’s felt that she didn’t belong both in her personal and professional life. We also get into her thoughts and experience with postpartum, different tools to overcome anxiety, and her opinions on the Arrowverse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

1 hr 12 min