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Just the ABCs: Actors, Buskers, Bands & Comics. Description: Slightly like WTF with Marc Maron. But no cats. No garage. Just the ABCs: Actors, Buskers, Bands & Comics. Expelled student editors and subversives involved. Plus whatever else Mark finds groovy. Mark Roman. He puts the “I” in “improv”.

Just the ABCs: Actors, Buskers, Bands & Comics. Description: Slightly like WTF with Marc Maron. But no cats. No garage. Just the ABCs: Actors, Buskers, Bands & Comics. Expelled student editors and subversives involved. Plus whatever else Mark finds groovy. Mark Roman. He puts the “I” in “improv”.
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Hollywood, CA

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Just the ABCs: Actors, Buskers, Bands & Comics. Description: Slightly like WTF with Marc Maron. But no cats. No garage. Just the ABCs: Actors, Buskers, Bands & Comics. Expelled student editors and subversives involved. Plus whatever else Mark finds groovy. Mark Roman. He puts the “I” in “improv”.

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English

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Episodes

MRE Pod #19 - Granison Crawford - 11FEB2019

2/11/2019
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Mark interviews comedian, actor, writer & VO artist Granison Crawford, as seen at The Comedy Store, Flappers & The Rebels of Comedy. Granison won 1st place in Last Comic Standing at the Haha Comedy Club and won "Funniest Comic in LA 2017" at the Ice House Comedy Club (Golden Artist Entertainment). You may have seen Granison on your screen in Diaries of a Door Guy, CSU Crimestoppers Unit & Keeping the Peace. Like Mark, Granison is from Northern California. Mark first met Granison moments...

Duration:01:25:07

MRE Pod #18 - Adrian Bustamante - 04FEB2019

2/4/2019
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Mark interviews actor, host & foodie Adrian Bustamante. You've seen him on Lethal Weapon, Jane the Virgin and The Newsroom. Look for him in future episodes of Bosch & This Is Us. But Mark knows Adrian from their early acting days in the San Francisco Bay Area. They also share a previous industry and gratitude for The Big Short. All this discussed, plus Mark cherry picks Adrian's ample acting credits ... without even addressing his impressive commercial credits. Recorded at Musicians...

Duration:01:22:19

MRE Pod #17 - Kurt Tocci - 28JAN2019

1/28/2019
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Mark interviews actor, cat dad, & social media personality Kurt Tocci. Yeah, the guy who dances with his cat all over social media. That guy. Whom you've also seen on Cause I’m Savage, Totally TV, Jimmy Kimmel Live & College Humor. (He's also a singer, director & producer.) Kurt shares his Columbine story (not what you think) and what it's like to be the class clown from Colorado who arrives in Hollywood in the age of social media. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded,...

Duration:01:22:06

MRE Pod #16 - Hayley De-Sola Pinto - 21JAN2019

1/21/2019
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Mark interviews his fav Brit tourist, Hayley De-Sola Pinto, currently on holiday here in Los Angeles. Discussed: Hayley's brash mane of red hair, her singing, her acting, her modeling, tattoos, surfing, her various adventures as a globe-trotter from Cornwall by the sea, and whether or not she was in the original version of "The Office". Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:24:18

MRE Pod #15 - Anne-Marie Evans - 14JAN2019

1/14/2019
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Mark interviews his buddy Anne-Marie Evans, whom he met working on that ambitious superhero show you never saw. Anne-Marie discusses her life as a working artist: Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Blogger, Singer/Songwriter. She shares a little about her TV script "Love Jade" seeking a home in Hollywood. And she makes her pitch to be Mark's sidekick on the podcast. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:17:14

MRE Pod #14 - Jason Thompson - 19NOV2018

11/19/2018
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Mark interviews a channeler of many characters, powered by Robin Williams realm energy: Jason Thompson. The impersonator, actor, singer and emcee shares details of his performer's life, hailing from Adelaide, Australia. Now in Hollywood, his impersonations and original characters include the Queen of England, Austin Powers, Shirley Shagwell and the Mad Hatter. Frequently found working corporate and private gigs, he's also performed with Michael Bolton, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and at LA's...

Duration:01:29:02

MRE Pod #13 - Alice Ko - 12NOV2018

11/12/2018
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Mark interviews singer, pianist, SAGAFTRA & stage actor Alice Ko of Kung Fu Panda 3, The Shuttle & Silicon Valley. She shares her journey from Hong Kong, to whatever set in San Francisco where she and Mark met, to Hollywood. Mark attempts to learn a little Cantonese. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:40:13

MRE Pod #12 - Vozzy - 05NOV2018

11/4/2018
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"Not a typical cheerleader interview." Mark interviews former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Vozzy. She shares her insights as a daughter of a USC Trojan & LA Rams football legend, a UC Berkeley grad, a Raiderette, and a mom. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:36:34

MRE Pod #11 - Paul Louis Harrell - 29OCT2018

10/29/2018
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Mark interviews fellow SAG-AFTRA actor and busker Paul Louis Harrell. The gentlemen from Louisville, Kentucky shares why he pursued acting instead of video game design, the pros and cons of busking as Joker and Ironman in Hollywood, and his latest projects as a Chubbuck method actor. Paul plays Norman Kerry in the upcoming film "Silent Life". Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:27:47

MRE Pod #10 - ELECTION'18 w/ Ace Katana (Knock.LA) - 22OCT2018

10/19/2018
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Mid-terms ELECTION SPECIAL (episode out early - REGISTER to VOTE in LA by 22 OCT!) Mark discusses his official vote by mail ballot and makes voting decisions during the podcast while in conversation with Ace Katana of Knock.LA and Ground Game LA. Ace is an attorney, LA County public defender and union organizer. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:30:52

MRE Pod #9 - Ersilia Pompilio - 15OCT2018

10/15/2018
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Mark interviews nurse practitioner and fellow podcaster Ersilia Pompilio of the "Nurses and Hypochondriacs" podcast from Rogue Nurse Media. Also known as the Notoriously Single Girl, Ersilia shares how she met Mark, the difference between medicine on TV/film and IRL, as well as why she no longer does live podcasts. Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded by Doris Perrolf, Mixed & mastered by Austin Isshac.

Duration:01:35:13

MRE Pod #8 - Freddie Morales - 08OCT2018

10/8/2018
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Mark interviews the #1 Depeche Mode tribute artist in LA: Freddie Morales aka "Devotional Dave". They discuss his former band (Strangelove), his life path, his new band Devotional and other tribute acts under his Ultra Tribute Artists banner. Also, Mark's monologue reveals past traumas triggered by the Kavanaugh hearings. Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded by Major Wynn, Mixed & mastered by Austin Isshac.

Duration:01:39:10

MRE Pod #7 - S. Scott McCracken & Stefanie Estes - 01OCT2018

10/1/2018
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Mark interviews the new face of the Men's Wearhouse, S. Scott McCracken; and from "Mary Last Seen" (Canne, Sundance), Stefanie Estes. They discuss Scott & Stefanie's period music video & new film "In Full Bloom", as well as acting in Hollywood and New York. Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Austin Isshac.

Duration:01:26:48

MRE Pod #6 - Lee Coc - 24SEP2018

9/24/2018
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Mark interviews hip-hop/rock recording artist and fellow SAG-AFTRA actor Lee Coc. They discuss Lee's look as "Hollywood's newest bad boy", his music, and working with James Franco and Clint Eastwood. Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded by Ollie Holliday. Mixed by Austin Isshac with assistance from Ollie Holliday. Mastered by Austin Isshac.

Duration:01:20:49

MRE Pod #5 - Sammy Obeid - 17SEP2018

9/17/2018
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Mark interviews another fellow comic from back in the day: as seen on Conan, Sammy Obeid. They discuss Sammy's math, his world record, and his presidential campaign. And Mark's one night stands. Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Austin Isshac.

Duration:01:20:49

MRE Pod #4 - Debra Haden - 10SEP2018

9/10/2018
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Mark interviews fellow period piece SAG-AFTRA actor, Debra Haden. Debra stars in the award-winning film "Scumbag". She's also an animator, designer, and artist. Is she a "complex flower" or a "Feminine Oddity"? Both? You decide. Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Austin Isshac.

Duration:01:28:39

MRE Pod #3 - Ross Michael Johnson - 03SEP2018

9/3/2018
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Mark's interview hits close to home: his neighbor, fellow SAG-AFTRA actor and fellow "Hollywood Avengers" busker: Ross Michael Johnson. Also known as "Hollywood Wolverine". (Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded by Major Wynn. Mixed and mastered by Austin Isshac.)

Duration:01:26:47

MRE Pod #2 - Cory Robinson - 27AUG2018

8/27/2018
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Mark interviews a fellow funny guy, also with San Francisco Bay Area comedy scene roots, the award-winning LA stand-up comic known for his #ItsNotAboutRaceTho posts and his Taco Bell Diet bit: Cory "Showtime" Robinson! (Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded by Ollie Holliday. Mixed and mastered by Austin Isshac.)

Duration:01:18:32

MRE Pod #1 - Ashley Mary Nunes - 20AUG2018

8/19/2018
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Mark finally launches his podcast. Some Dean Martin Markeoke, laying the groundwork during the monologue, then the interview: fellow busker, Wonder Woman cosplayer and award-winning actress of the horror film "All Through the House" ... Ashley Mary Nunes! (Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded by Major Wynn. Mixed and mastered by Austin Isshac.)

Duration:01:38:10