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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.

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

Walker’s Keegan Allen: Working on Yourself

6/15/2021
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...

Duration:01:14:57

Psych’s Maggie Lawson: Love Lost & Pressure to ‘Make It’

6/8/2021
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.

Duration:01:15:22

Supernatural’s Sebastian Roché: Broke on a Boat, Rejection, & Divorce

6/1/2021
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...

Duration:01:17:41

Supergirl’s David Harewood: Fear to Fail & Mental Breakdowns

5/25/2021
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.

Duration:01:15:10

Buffy’s Charisma Carpenter: Bravery & Survival

5/18/2021
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.

Duration:01:22:50

Freddy Krueger! Robert Englund: Welcome to Primetime...

5/11/2021
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.

Duration:01:25:18

Parenthood’s Erika Christensen: Au Naturel Living & Scientology

5/4/2021
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.

Duration:01:21:43

Kiefer Sutherland & Jason Patric: Lost Boys in Los Angeles

4/27/2021
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...

Duration:01:28:33

My Smallville Father John Glover

4/20/2021
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.

Duration:00:59:05

Howie Mandel: Passion Overcoming Pain

4/13/2021
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...

Duration:01:39:21

LOTR Sean Astin Talks Identity, Destigmatizing Anxiety, and Social Stigmas

4/6/2021
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.

Duration:01:22:02

Supernatural’s Robert Benedict & Richard Speight

3/30/2021
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.

Duration:01:27:38

Matthew Lewis: Harry Potter, Defense Mechanisms, & Comfort

3/23/2021
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,...

Duration:01:24:00

Harry Potter’s Jason Isaacs: Creative Process, Believable Villains, & Perspective

3/16/2021
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...

Duration:01:27:32

Your Favorite Jackass Steve-O: MTV, Family Acceptance, and Living Unhappy

3/9/2021
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...

Duration:01:18:38

Shazam! Star Zachary Levi... Opening Up Like Never Before

3/2/2021
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...

Duration:01:26:17

Arrowverse’s Katie Cassidy

2/23/2021
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.

Duration:01:15:04

TWD Badass Michael Cudlitz

2/16/2021
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,...

Duration:01:24:48

Full House Icon Bob Saget

2/9/2021
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...

Duration:01:26:07

Scrub's Star Zach Braff

2/2/2021
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...

Duration:01:26:21