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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 s ...
 
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Erica Durance (Smallville, Saving Hope) returns this week to reminisce about the good and bad of her experience on Smallville while reflecting on how her upbringing of idolizing perfection led to prolonged stress and anxiety throughout her career. Erica goes on to open up about how she has a need to stay busy in order to keep calm and how she’s lea…
 
Judd Apatow (Superbad, Knocked Up) joins us this week with endless stories of his experience making comedy magic from being roommates with Adam Sandler and seeing his brilliance before the rest of the world to his directorial/ production experience alongside comedic icons making films with cemented reputations in comedy. Judd talks about the reason…
 
Steve Agee (Peacemaker, Sarah Silverman Program) joins us this week to talk about the ups and downs of his career in Hollywood as a character actor, and how James Gunn helped pull him from a pit during the worst year of his life with his recurring role as John Economos on Peacemaker. Steve lays out the entire origin story of his acting experience g…
 
Kate Siegel (Hush, Midnight Mass) joins us this week and is completely open about her lowest lows while attempting to make acting a full time job and the unrelenting ambition that lead to her break. Kate talks about the balance between her need for validation and the need to keep a set moving, all while needing to drop your ego to get out of your o…
 
Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Doom Patrol) joins us this week and opens up on his experience throughout life filling a void with things like substance abuse to professions in the spotlight like being a musician and actor. Mark gets candid about the evolution of his time on Supernatural, his fondness for the cast and crew, and the issues he had with …
 
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell, Franklin & Bash) joins us this week to share why despite his multi decade long career in this industry he still maintains a glass half empty attitude after the countless times he’s been disappointed along the way. He expands this idea into our personal lives and the thought that nothing is forever, so don’t t…
 
Lesley-Ann Brandt (Lucifer, Spartacus) joins us this week to share the lessons learned and different obstacles she faced pursuing a career acting in Hollywood after growing up in the completely different world of apartheid stricken South Africa. Lesley attributes her upbringing and environment in South Africa for her edge, strong attitude, and self…
 
Rahul Kohli (iZombie, Midnight Mass) joins us this week to tell his inspiring story of how a lucky twist of fate, while he was on the brink of quitting acting because of a horrible audition, landed him his life changing role in iZombie. Rahul explains, however. that the onset politics, stress of being on a bubble show, and shooting in Canada caused…
 
Misha Collins (Supernatural, Roadfood) joins us in the studio this week to share his experience growing up with adversity and having to learn to be comfortable fitting ‘inside of you’ and not giving concern to standing out. Misha goes on to talk about his experience shooting PBS’ Roadfood and the different life wisdom he was able to draw from that …
 
Josh Peck (How I Met Your Father, Drake & Josh) joins us this week to give a glimpse into the amazing, film-worthy stories he has inside his new book “Happy People Are Annoying.” Josh shares everything from the thought of having to grieve what he never had after the loss of his father, to the truth behind the media storm fallout that came from his …
 
Alexander Ludwig (Vikings, Heels) joins us this week to share his journey in fighting his demons head on by finding sobriety, plus the experiences in this industry that have given him hope and the reassurance that kindness and gratitude win in the end. Alexander talks about his passion for adventure and activity to calm his anxiety and how difficul…
 
Cedric Yarbrough joins us this week for what some are calling, “about damn time.” Tons of fun stories in this week’s show. We go back to Cedric’s childhood and talk about what it was like for him to grow up in the opposite of racial diversity within Minneapolis, plus while being raised Jehovah’s witness by his single mother. Then we get into his Cu…
 
Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things) joins us this week with a ton of energy and a handful of different stories of what it was like to overcome Hollywood’s opinion of him as a child actor because of his condition, cleidocranial dysplasia, and how great it felt landing the hit sensation Stranger Things on Netflix. Gaten discusses his evolution from bei…
 
Kristin Kreuk blesses us again with an appearance on the podcast to talk about her feelings around the ending of Burden of Truth and her experience with shows ending as her career matured in Hollywood. Kristin expands on the idea in previous appearances of how her nervousness that she used to have on Smallville has evolved with age and experience. …
 
Jack Reacher himself, Alan Ritchson (Reacher, Blue Mountain State) joins me this week to bravely discuss his battle with bipolarism and the struggle in finding his true identity in Hollywood. Alan and I talk about being a better fit for Jack Reacher compared to past actors, hitting rock-bottom mentally, and the intense filming schedule of Amazon Pr…
 
Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley, Red Notice) joins us this week to discuss his wild story of getting paid nothing for his dream role in The Three Stooges and portraying iconic figures like Mickey Mouse and Robin Williams. Chris and I talk about the drama surrounding The Three Stooges, changing his role in Red Notice, and the impact his insane …
 
Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles, Law & Order) joins us this week to talk about everything from her obsession with the true crime genre to the difficulty in trying to raise three girls as a single mother while pursuing a career in Hollywood. Angie shares her crazy encounter with David Hasselhoff on an airplane and how it launched her career. We also d…
 
Back and better than ever! Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) joins us this week to talk about what it’s been like transitioning into the show The Boys and what the future could look like for Supernatural fans. Jensen opens up about the drama surrounding the ending of Supernatural and reminisces on things he may have done differently towards the tail end…
 
Never disappoints! Zachary Levi (Shazam!, American Underdog) joins me this week to catch up on how he’s holding up mentally and what the process of shooting a football biopic over the last couple years was like with American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story. Zach delves very deep into what it means to love oneself and how that not only affects our o…
 
Superman himself, Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) returns to the podcast this week to expand on his last interview, dive deeper into his thoughts on playing the Man of Steel , and share his surprising experiences over the last couple years. Brandon opens up more about his return as Superman in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and…
 
The one and only Tom Welling (Smallville, Professionals) joins us again this year as we reminisce on the recent 20th anniversary of Smallville and discuss the differences in our time shooting the show and interacting with castmates. As we return to cons, Tom talks about his experience as a father being away from his family and the surprise realizat…
 
Azie Tesfai (Supergirl, Jane the Virgin) joins me this week and has a wonderful conversation on the value of self-worth and finding your voice within the “Hollywood” setting. Azie and I discuss her journey in becoming an actor after pursuing a career in law and why acting is so important to her. We also talk about Jane the Virgin, wanting to be a c…
 
Gregg Sulkin (Marvel’s Runaways, Wizards of Waverly Place) joins me this week to discuss the evolution of his career and how respecting professionalism and personal boundaries have helped catapult him along the way. Gregg reminisces on his early work in Wizards of Waverly Place and the chance beginning of his career at a young age. We also talk abo…
 
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 anot…
 
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…
 
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