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Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Westwood One 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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Dulé Hill & James Roday Rodriguez

11/24/2020
The most diverse, unromantic, hetero non-power couple Dulé Hill and James Roday Rodriguez ( Psych) join me this week on the show. The guys talk about the sustained success they’ve been able to build off of Psych throughout the years on set by not taking themselves too seriously, respecting all cast and crew to a high degree, and treating everyone with the humanity they deserve. Later in the show, both guys open up on the emotionally heart breaking, yet inspiring, experience of seeing one of...

Duration:01:18:50

Chris Daughtry

11/17/2020
Chris Daughtry (Daughtry, American Idol) joins me this week to reflect on the evolution of his career from his break on American Idol, to topping Billboard after releasing the fastest selling debut rock album in history, to getting inspired by Ryan Reynolds to join the Masked Singer. Chris opens up on the attitude he had earlier in his career with a constant chip on his shoulder and demeanor like he had something to prove. We also get into the idea of cutting those off who are bringing you...

Duration:01:23:13

Justice League Reunion

11/10/2020
The cast of Justice League reunites this week on the pod ahead of the saga’s 20 Year Reunion. Listen as George Newbern (Superman), Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern), Susan Eisenberg (Wonderwoman), Maria Canals-Barrera (Hawkgirl), Carl Lumbly (Martian Manhunter), and myself (The Flash) discuss the impact and experience this show had on us at the time and for our future careers. The cast also discusses what it’s been like for successful voice actors over the course of this lockdown, with the pros...

Duration:01:25:47

Bruce Campbell Returns

11/3/2020
What better way to rebound from Halloween than with the man himself, Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Ash vs. Evil Dead). Bruce joins us this week and sheds light on the idea of his “third act” in life and how much it differs from his early Hollywood pursuits. We also get into some reflections on the Evil Dead franchise, his state of burnout during Ash vs. Evil Dead, and moments of rage/ frustration while shooting on set.

Duration:01:28:35

Stephen Amell Drops a Bomb

10/27/2020
This week we receive an emergency appearance from Stephen Amell (Arrow, Heels) who drops some bombshell information about his recent experience while on set shooting his new show Heels. Hear why a surprise positive test left him questioning his future, left him experiencing severe guilt for his cast and crew, and left him feeling not as invincible as he once was. If you enjoyed listening to Stephen’s last episode on the podcast, and this one will blow you away.

Duration:01:37:23

Kevin Smith

10/20/2020
Kevin Smith joins us this week to discuss his roller coaster experience in this industry from surprised early fame with Clerks, to battling a sophomore slump with Mallrats, and eventually maturing to a level of creating without worrying about peer or critic approval. Kevin gets deep into the idea of attaining early success and the feeling of always having to produce from that point forward to prevent getting kicked out of the club. We also get into his graduation moment with Stan Lee, his...

Duration:01:37:00

The Vow: Sarah Edmondson

10/13/2020
Sarah Edmondson (TheVow) joins us this week and shares her entire experience in NXIVM, a cult connected with Smallville co-star Allison Mack and known for manipulating its members emotionally, financially, and sexually. Sarah talks about how the cult’s leaders dismantled the intuition of its followers by erasing their moral compass. She also gets into her ‘waking up’ moment that triggered her departure, her experience with the group’s brainwash, and the shock of realizing some of the...

Duration:01:57:28

Dax Shepard Returns

10/6/2020
Dax Shepard (Armchair Expert, CHiPS) returns to the show this week and we unpack a lot… like a lot a lot. Amazing episode this week. We get into everything from discussions between ego and necessity, to irrational fears of financial insecurity fueling motivation, even to the idea of truly loving oneself. A very open and honest free flowing conversation with an old friend. Know you folks will dig it.

Duration:01:41:00

Lance Bass

9/29/2020
Lance Bass (NSYNC) joins me this week and opens up on everything from the emotions and anxieties of his public coming out, to the stress and hectic lifestyle he’s become accustomed to after his tenure in NSYNC. Lance shares what’s been like to share his lifestyle in Hollywood with his traditionally set southern family. We also get into upcoming projects based on insane NSYNC groupie stories, his frustrations with the IVF process, and betrayals he’s experienced in life.

Duration:01:10:49

Kristin Kreuk Returns

9/22/2020
Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Burden of Truth) joins us virtually to share what it’s been like for her in Canada during this pandy while maintaining her acting career and actively pursuing a degree in school. With so many things being juggled right now, Kristin shares how she handles stress and discusses the things she does to prevent the feeling of being overloaded. We go on to talk about her strict upbringing, her uncomfortability with fame during Smallville, and her excitement for her role...

Duration:01:09:14

Jared Padalecki Returns

9/15/2020
Jared Padalecki (Supernatural, Gilmore Girls) joins me this week to reflect on his SP Family and rollercoaster that these last 15 years have been. Jared shares the emotions he’s had during some of the “last” moments while shooting the final episodes and talks about not wanting the ride to end, for good. We also talk about self fulfilling prophecies with anxiety and depression, Jared’s newfound respect for his wife after fathering during quarantine, and what exactly led to his arrest a few...

Duration:01:31:26

Jensen Ackles Returns

9/8/2020
Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, Smallville) returns to the show this week to give us an update on the ‘actual’ shooting of the series finale for Supernatural, while sharing his thoughts and feelings on the roller coaster ride that the last few months have been trying to wrap around the pandemic. Hear what it was like for Jensen to reflect on his 13 season experience on Supernatural during this six month hiatus… and whether or not he has another season left in him. We also talk about the new...

Duration:01:32:31

John Schneider

9/1/2020
John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville) joins this week to open up on the success he’s had in Hollywood over the last several decades through the idea of expecting greatness in one’s self, rather than anticipating failure. John also explores the differences between one’s ego and destiny, while sharing how he has lacked nervousness through the strength of his own optimism and ignorance. We talk about his wife’s battle with cancer, John’s experience on Smallville and Dukes, and also...

Duration:01:06:56

Jim Jefferies Returns

8/25/2020
Jim Jefferies (Intolerant, Legit) joins me this week to talk about common misconceptions and burdens that he has to deal with based on the party animal persona he portrays on stage. Jim also talks about his experiences in this industry with the 8 specials he’s released and how he really feels about the handling of his beloved show Legit. We get into Jim’s thoughts on the quarantine and Australian management, some family drama sparked by on stage embellishment, and his thoughts on TikTok and...

Duration:01:04:45

Jordan Jonas

8/18/2020
Alone winner Jordan Jonas joins me this week to talk about the positive attitude and resilience he’s been able to adopt through his passion for adventure and survival; the same attitude that allowed him to go over 70 days in the wild, alone. Jordan discusses the upbringing and support his family showed him along the way that helped him seek adventure early in his life. We also talk near-death hunting stories, the perspective that nature can give you, and how to overcome true isolation.

Duration:00:34:57

Kevin Conroy

8/11/2020
Kevin Conroy (Batman Beyond, Justice League) joins me this week to share how he’s battled with anxiety throughout his life, stemming from a harsh upbringing in a combative household that no child should be raised in. Kevin goes on to talk about his different family dynamics and the impact that his abusive, alcoholic father had on his future. We also get into Kevin’s evolution in acting from Juilliard to Batman, his experience living with the one and only Robin Williams, and his thoughts on...

Duration:00:58:32

Oliver Hudson

8/4/2020
Oliver Hudson (Rules of Engagement, Splitting Up Together) joins me this week and opens up about his bouts with debilitating anxiety coming up in this industry and his experience with antidepressants along the way. Oliver talks about the pressure he faced to become a successful actor growing up around Goldie Hawn (mother), Kurt Russell (pa), and Kate Hudson (sister). We also talk about the importance of self care, some onset “blow up” moments, and Oliver’s cathartic reconnection with his...

Duration:01:20:35

Eli Roth

7/28/2020
Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) comes back on this week to share the limitations in trying to get a movie shot during our current world environment. Eli also opens up on his exhaustion from always trying to satisfy others in order to reduce his self imposed guilt. We talk about how the last few months have been a summary of his film career, how social media feeds narcissism, and his experience with greats like Quentin Tarantino.

Duration:01:33:54

Ben McKenzie

7/21/2020
Ben McKenzie (Gotham, The O.C.) joins me this week to talk about how the anxieties and insecurities that you may have can sometimes contribute to your appeal as an actor. Ben also opens up about what it was like dealing with early internet hate during his time on the OC compared to how social media has evolved now. We talk about the start of his relationship with wife Morena Baccarin while on set, making sense of life without the lights on, and how to fight through nerves to deliver a...

Duration:00:51:56

James Marsters

7/14/2020
James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dragonball) joins me this week to share his experiences with acting as an art on-screen and on-stage before his breakout in Buffy. James also opens up on what it was like to have to take in his five year old niece and having to raise her as his own after already being a ‘weekend dad.’ We also get into stories back in the day on the set of Smallville, the idea of competition in art, and James’ experience with some of the cast and crew on Buffy.

Duration:01:23:46