Best Showbusiness podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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Inglorious Artists
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About to Break
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Weekly conversations with artists and entertainers of all kinds discussing the ups and downs of life in the entertainment business. Tune in each week as we discuss the challenge of trying to break into the industry before the industry breaks you.
 
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Bros Before Shows
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Here we are, twin brothers in sister cities with a strange urge: To talk about stage to screen (and screen to stage) adaptations! Follow us as we bumble through some of the greatest cross-pollination between mediums since people figured out they didn't have to write original material for the screen! Hosts Social Media (mostly twitter) Robert Tiemstra: @the_timestar Matthew Tiemstra: @TheTimesRat
 
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The Hollywood Read
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Film and pop culture writers Kayleigh Donaldson and Sarah Marrs discuss the latest goings-on of Hollywood and the cross-section of celebrity, culture, money, politics, and entertainment.
 
This RSS feed only includes Life is a Play Podcast episodes. For more content visit. lifeisaplay.com
 
Excellence In Ventriloquism
 
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Life and Beth
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Beth Lapides of L.A.'s legendary UnCabaret asks some of the funniest & most talented people on the planet the great un-answerable question, "What Makes U You?"
 
One-on-One conversation style Podcast hosted by Travis Shallow that’s wide open. No rules. We may go Deep, but it’s always Shallow.
 
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Liam Clancy
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Liam talks about life, songs, singers and characters he has encountered in his 50 years in showbusiness.
 
Join hosts Rebecca Mahoney and Alex Brown on a quest to discover what the horror genre does well, where it falters, and where it can do much, much better. As people who genuinely love horror, and believe in the huge amount of potential that the genre has, we'll analyze a new movie in each episode, flailing over the things we loved, and pointing out the things we didn't. If you like what they have to say, check out The Bridge, their audio drama about life in the middle of a bridge that spans ...
 
Peter Barnett and Steve Bradley talk Show Business, advising performers how to make it whilst adding in some funny random stories along the way. Subscribe to this fun and friendly podcast!
 
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Petra Bučková is a Czechoslovakian born actor who has made her way up to national recognition. In theatre for many years before moving onto the Screen to be be seen in The Zookeeper's Wife, Haunted and Home is Here as well as in several Czech series and films. We delve into her experiences acting in a long running soap opera style show, finding ...…
 
One of the Magic World’s biggest cheerleaders and quite possibly it’s only bodyguard. I sat down with my buddy Joey Martinez to talk about his unplanned entrance into the family of magic, his time at the World Famous Magic Castle and his recent move to Nashville with House of Cards. Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 32 ...…
 
Jim High is an actor and improviser from the UK based in Prague. He's been seen in a ton of things from Snowpiercer, Borgia and 12 Monkeys the series to recently being in Knightfall and is currently seen as Fergus in the Amazon Prime show Carnival Row. We're reminiscing about past projects, talking the business of acting in film and tv in Europ ...…
 
This week on the show Taylor interviews his friend Nashville Drummer Ben Showalter Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For $1 or more a month you can become a part of the team and receive bonus content. Check out our Patreon page to find out more for live show dates ...…
 
We postponed our break just so we could talk about the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man divorce. From Disney's frightening dominance to Sony's reluctance to share credit, we break down the news that Sony and Marvel will no longer be co-producing Spider-Man movies. Also, The Matrix 4 is a real thing that is happening! Join us as we cover a wild week in fi ...…
 
With the summer movie season winding down, we take a look back at the winners and losers of blockbuster season, which is mostly "Disney", and "everyone else". And we look ahead to TIFF, and the non-blockbusters that will, hopefully, garner SOME box office in the five seconds Disney doesn't have a movie coming out. We also dive into Once Upon a ...…
 
Brian Caspe is an actor from the US based in Prague and has been seen in Hellboy (2004), Wanted, Unlocked, Underworld: Blood Wars and much more. And is now in the second season of Knighfall, the Taika Waititi film Jojo Rabbit and the upcoming show Carnival Row. We're sitting in the rain on in an outside café talking about his acting career with ...…
 
This week, bad news abounds as we look into the rumored Annapurna bankruptcy and consider what it means for indie cinema. We also talk about Venom 2, Nate Parker's comeback via the Venice Film Festival, and Universal's decision to pull The Hunt from theaters to avoid a political shitstorm. We're living through a radical technological shift and ...…
 
I sat down with incredible Illusionist Rick Thomas to discuss the ups and downs of his amazing career in magic. Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For $1 or more a month you can become a part of the team and receive bonus content. Check out our Patreon page to find ...…
 
This week we tackle the age old question: Nepotism, is it bad? LOL, of course it is. We take a look at the rising phenomenon of legacy actors who are increasingly dominating casting headlines and breakout roles in Hollywood, and wonder where it leaves us if our art comes from one rarified perspective. We also talk about Hobbs & Shaw and the tot ...…
 
Leonardo DiCaprio is currently starring in Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, so now is the time to take a look at his career and the almost 30 whole years he has spent as a famous person. Jumping off that article in The Hollywood Reporter, which posits DiCaprio as the last true Movie Star, we discuss why he really isn't that adventurous, why his ...…
 
Joseph and I grew up together as part of the Magic Castle Junior Society. Who would have know that all those years later we would both still be performing full time? This is such a fun conversation! Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For $1 or more a month you can b ...…
 
This week we look back at the news and shockingly few surprises of a relatively quiet Comic Con, and then we descend into the madness of Cats. Is the fur really supposed to look like that? Why do only some cats wear clothes? Is Cats good or has everyone been Incepted? Join us as we break down the Cats trailer and try to gain some understanding ...…
 
What does Scarlett Johansson have in common with Big Little Lies? Bad headlines they both could have avoided with just a modicum of effort. This week we talk about the behind the scenes drama on Big Little Lies, and what happened to director Andrea Arnold. We also get into Scarlett Johansson's comments about her right to play any role, and whet ...…
 
An amazing Balloon Artist, hilarious writer and great friend Rob Balchunas is on the show today!By Taylor Hughes.
 
With the release of Midsommar, we wonder if adult-oriented summer counter-programming even works anymore, or if the summer drama is another victim of the streaming paradigm shift. We're also discussing the first trailer for the live-action Mulan remake, and Jake Gyllenhaal's off-kilter turn as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. After failin ...…
 
We're finally here, at the end (or is it?) - tackling a biggie: HAMLET, THE PRINCE OF DENMARK. Join us, Marilyn, in the (as of this moment) series finale, where we choose "Not to Be" and go out on a high note on this Best Picture-winning classic from the Bard and Larry Olivvy! Edited by Matthew Tiemstra (@ClockworkPlay) Produced by Robert Tiems ...…
 
This week on the show I talk with Juggler Niels Duinker about his journey from growing up in the Netherlands to performing nightly at the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For $1 or more a month you can become a part of the t ...…
 
We're halfway through the year, so this week we're talking our favorite movies and TV shows we've seen in 2019 (so far). The movies have been a little rough so far, but there are some gems out there, and there is PLENTY of television to talk about. We also discuss Allison P. Davis's profile on the collapse of Babe.net, the outlet behind the Azi ...…
 
This week we return to the Valley of Awful Men, as eight women come forward with allegations of all manner of abuse against Max Landis. We discuss Landis, the power that protected him, and a damaging Hollywood family legacy. And because we don't actually want to live in the pit of despair, we also talk Toy Story 4 and it's delightful new hero: ...…
 
This week, the Tiemstra Bros discuss another overlooked Frank Capra film: Arsenic and Old Lace! Did we really enjoy this goofy dark comedy, or did we find its shenanigans too hard to swallow? That's the tease, just watch the episode! CONTACT THE SHOW: BrosBeforeShows@AOL.com Hosted by Matthew Tiemstra (@ClockworkPlay) and Robert Tiemstra (@The_ ...…
 
We're taking a break from the depressing summer movie season to talk about television. We discuss Stranger Things star Gaten Matarrazo's new "prank" show on Netflix, and with Emmy nominations underway, we discuss a problem unique to the Emmys: the same shows win every year. The only relief the sameness of the awards year to year is the Outstand ...…
 
This week on the show I talk with Chef Charity George who is the Secret Chef for the Netflix's Nailed it! A truly delightful human being. This episode is practically perfect in every way. connect with charity at chefcharity.com Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For ...…
 
From the Wonder Woman 1984 poster kerfuffle to that list of bad actors on Jezebel, it's been a long week in the pit of despair. Join us as we discuss the impending culture war brewing around Wonder Woman, and what is really behind that mean-spirited, blatantly clickbait Jezebel post. We also get into Warner Brothers' decision to sit out Hall H ...…
 
I had the pleasure of meeting Simon and his amazing wife Sybil at a recent event where we were both presenting. Katie and I absolutely adore them and I can’t wait for you to hear this conversation. I sat down with Simon to discuss his unplanned transition into food entertainment and all the aspects of the wonderful ride. Connect with simon at s ...…
 
Friend of the show Stephanie McBain returns to talk about the release of her new feature film Roads, Trees & Honeybees Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For $1 or more a month you can become a part of the team and receive bonus content. Check out our Patreon page t ...…
 
Despite being one of the best movies of the year (so far), Booksmart is not doing that well, hindered by a poor release strategy, off-target marketing, and an unenthusiastic audience. But should a movie like Booksmart even have been released in theaters? Are smaller, character-driven films just better off in the digital world these days? And sp ...…
 
Manuel Concha is a film director from Sweden with Chilean heritage who've made films most of his life and had his first feature, Mañana, released in 2008. Since then he's made the feature Blind Alley, and worked on tv-series Alex, Heder and several others and has made numerous short films, music videos and commercials. He recently relocated to ...…
 
Spoiler alert for Hereditary (2018). Yes, that does make sense in context. Buckle in fellas as we dive into some early proto-feminism in the form of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, specifically the *really* hard to find adaptation from 1973 with David Warner and Jane Fonda (with a brief mention of the... other 1973 adaptation which features Anth ...…
 
We're back and we're catching up on the Cannes Film Festival, John Wick Chapter 3, and Aladdin, and we are divided on the merits of Guy Ritchie's live-action adaptation. We also talk Avatar, and what its potential is in a changed blockbuster landscape where every movie looks like, well, Avatar. Plus, there is a bonus detour into true crime and ...…
 
I sat down with my buddy Eddie Furth to talk about the release of his new Netflix Series Historical Roasts Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For $1 or more a month you can become a part of the team and receive bonus content. Check out our Patreon page to find out m ...…
 
A little over a year after our first conversation... Mark James and I are now REAL friends! Even though we live 4500 miles away from each other we talk nearly everyday. I invited mark back on the show to discuss some big changes in his life over the past year. Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the sho ...…
 
Tennessee Williams strikes again! This time with a film version he hated! In this episode, The Tiemstra Bros. discuss how the film preserves so many surface level parts of the source material... while not quite understanding why Williams hated it so much. CONTACT THE SHOW: BrosBeforeShows@AOL.com Hosted by Matthew Tiemstra (@ClockworkPlay) and ...…
 
Wow! This is a big one. One of the biggest magic stars of all time and my childhood magic idol, Lance Burton joins us to discuss his journey to the Top of Las Vegas Entertainment, Why he decided to retire 9 years ago and more on this weeks episode. Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not b ...…
 
Linus James Nilsson is a Swedish actor who started studying acting in High school, when he soon got his first role as a lead character in Capricciosa (2003) where he played against Rolf Lassgård and Noomi Rapace. Linus moved to Los Angeles 2010 where he studied performing arts/acting at SMC. He's bringing some whiskey to the studio and talks to ...…
 
Meredith Wilson's 1957 classic won the hearts of America, but will its 1962 adaptation pull a fast one 57 years later? Join the Tiemstra Bros. as they delve into what might be a timeless classic, or might be a 2 and a half hour re-staging of the original piece with the barest hint of a change. Or...BOTH?!?! Co-hosted and edited by Matthew Tiems ...…
 
Spoilers ahoy! In a spare-no-spoilers super-sized episode, we dig into Avengers: Endgame, from everything we loved to the few things that didn't quite work out. It's the good, the great, and the not-so-awesome of Marvel's grand "Infinity Saga", including a look forward to what could be next as the OG Avengers, for the most part, walk away. Also ...…
 
This has to be my favorite conversation of all time. My daughter Maddy has built an amazing YouTube channel and just reached 1 million views while staying true to herself. Subscribe to her channel here Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For $1 or more a month you ca ...…
 
With Game of Thrones airing its final season, we are on the cusp of losing a long-time tradition: the watercooler TV show. This week, we discuss Thrones--no spoilers, don't worry--and what it means for television and pop culture to lose "watercooler" shows and the communal TV experience. What will replace it? Anything? With streaming bifurcatin ...…
 
Elad and I sat down for an amazing conversation about life, the business and how to stay mentally healthy in the process of trying to Break in! follow Elad @eladziv Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For $1 or more a month you can become a part of the team and recei ...…
 
We thought it was high time to cover a good Kenneth Branagh film after that strange mess that was Love's Labours Lost. So this week, we discuss the film that introduced us to that delightful slab of Northern Irish Ham: Henry V! Next Episode, we're going for a march with 76 trombones in The Music Man! CONTACT THE SHOW: BrosBeforeShows@AOL.com Ho ...…
 
This week we're talking about one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood: Digital beauty work. The practice of touching up and refining every single image we see on screen is compounding the already complicated relationship Hollywood has with beauty and aging. Technology now makes it possible to produce flawless beings on camera, and more often ...…
 
Bruce Gold has been one of my favorite performers for years. This week on the show I sat down to talk about his experience working as a comedian, actor and magician. Bruce shares many helpful insights and tips from years of real world experience. Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not bec ...…
 
This week on the show we have my buddy Rmax Goodwin. Rmax is a wonderful performer and a delightful human being. When he isn’t wowing corporate audiences at fortune 500 companies, he can be seen amazing guests at Hollywood’s Famed Magic Castle. find out more about Rmax at https://rmaxgoodwin.com/ Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a v ...…
 
It's round two of the writers' strike, maybe, as the Writers Guild prepares to take on talent agencies over something called a packaging fee. What is it? What does it mean? Who's getting screwed? Hint: The writers. This week we explore the looming writers' walk out as writers accuse their agents of acting against client interests in the pursuit ...…
 
"What are they gonna do? We're all crazy." Join us this time as the Tiemstra Bros. dive into a Pacific northwest asylum to talk one of the "Greatest films of all time"! Does the film still hold up? What is the play like? Why did the novelist sue the production? And why did they spoil the Shining about halfway through? Co-hosted and Edited by Ma ...…
 
This week we dive into British royal gossip and the rumors of a feud between the houses of Cambridge and Sussex. Wherefore? What happened? What IS the grand unifying theory of British gossip? We get into all of it, jumping off from Nicole Cliffe's tweet about the whole mess and getting into the British press's abominable treatment of Meghan Mar ...…
 
My buddy Nick Paul Returns in this lovely impromptu chat at the World Shedquarters. Want to share your breaking moment? Leave us a voicemail at 323-524-7456 Love the show? Why not become a producer? For $1 or more a month you can become a part of the team and receive bonus content. Check out our Patreon page to find out more for live show dates ...…
 
This week we dive right back into the pit of despair with the Disney-Fox merger, which has officially closed and four thousand people are already out of a job. Then, to try and climb back out of the pit, we discuss why Dev Patel should be the next James Bond. Three words: He got hot. Also, his latest movie, The Wedding Guest, is basically an au ...…
 
Andreas Lindergård is a director a film director and script writer from Sweden who had his beginnings as a filmmaker in the US and has directed comedy and cooking shows in both the states and in Sweden. Shows like Swedish Dicks with Peter Stormare and Johan Glans, Hipp Hipp and New Scandinavian Cooking. Recently he made the feature mockumentary ...…
 
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