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Episode #70 - Interview with Lisa Durupt

Lisa Durupt may just be the busiest person in entertainment right now! We talk to her about her upcoming movies 'Breakthrough' with Topher Grace, 'Benchwarmers 2' with Chris Klein, her TV movies 'Christmas Lost and Found' premiering on Lifetime December 7th, and 'Reunited at Christmas' airing currently! We also talk about her upcoming TV series 'The Chronicle Mysteries' with Alison Sweeney, the production company she's involved with (Kafka Pictures), and Tricities Film Studio, a training...


Episode #69 - Interview with Allison King

We talk to Actress/Art Director/Producer Allison King! You've seen her in projects like 'Baby Driver', '12 Strong', Better Call Saul’, and the TV Series 'The Purge'. We talk about those projects, how hard it is to "make it" in the industry, common misconceptions, and more!


Episode #68 - Interview with Mia Challis & Nardeep Khurmi

We talk to Mia and Nardeep about 'Dinosaur', the film short they're in that is currently in production. Mia and Nardeep explain what it's like working on scripted projects versus more improvised projects, along with production differences between short films, tv, features, and independent films. Mia shares her thoughts on the difference between the entertainment business in Australia compared to the entertainment business here in the states. All of that, and so much more!


Episode #67 - Interview with Christian Jacobs the M.C. Bat Commander of The Aquabats

Christian Jacobs the M.C. Bat Commander of The Aquabats! calls in! We get caught up to speed on all things The Aquabats! Their extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, a new album, their new The Aquabats! Super Show! web series, their set at Riot Fest in Chicago, and more!


Episode #66 - Interview with Gene Fallaize

If you don't know his name, you should! In an era where getting a movie made is extremely difficult, Gene Fallaize gets it done consistently! The last time he was on, we were talking about 'Cain Hill'. This time, we discuss his newest project - an action/thriller called 'Violent Lines'. Gene gives us a rundown of the project and talks about things like overcoming the challenges of filming fight scenes. We also discuss a couple of his other projects - 'Dudley' a Dudley Moore biopic, and 'The...


Episode #65 - Interview with Charmaine Bingwa

Charmaine Bingwa is more than just an award winning Zimbabwean / Australian actor! She's a producer, a writer, a director, a singer, and a musician! We talk to Charmaine about her new show 'Little Sista' which she wrote, produced, directed, and stars in! We also talk about things like...what it was like for her to open for Demi Lovato!


Episode #64 - Adult Swim on the Green Tour

Adult Swim is the adult-oriented nighttime programming block on Cartoon Network! They've taken the show on the road offering a fun night games, prizes and unaired Adult Swim episodes, never before seen pilots, specials and more! We were lucky enough to have been invited to record on location and talk to some of the festival goers!


Episode #63 - Interview with Danielle Pinnock

You may know her as Ms. Ingram from the CBS hit 'Young Sheldon', but there's a lot more to know about the multi-talented Danielle Pinnock. We discuss her experience in theater, her one woman show, and her ties to Chicago!


Episode #62 - Interview with James Lafferty & Stephen Colletti

Sure, you probably know James Lafferty & Stephen Colletti from 'One Tree Hill', but did you know they created and wrote a show of their own? We'll they did, and it's called 'Everyone is Doing Great', and it's amazeballs! We talk about that project, the process of creating a pilot on a budget, MJ vs King James and more!!


Episode #61 - Interview with Courtney Henggeler

Actress Courtney Henggeler has been ON FIRE! She calls in to talk about 'Cobra Kai' where plays Amanda LaRusso! We were lucky enough to have her on the same day she received news that 'Cobra Kai' was picked up for a second season! Combine that with the fact that she was on the season finale of 'The Big Bang Theory' which was airing in Chicago during this interview, and we had tons to talk about. We talk everything from 'Cobra Kai' and 'The Big Bang Theory' to 'Saved by the Bell' and...

Episode #60 - Interview with Sadie Katz

Fresh off the release of her award winning documentary "The Bill Murray Experience", Sadie Katz offers some great stories from behind the scenes! The film features interviews with Joel Murray, P.J. Soles and also features the legend himself, Bill Murray! We also talk about her upcoming film "Party Bus To Hell" that she stars in along side Tara Reid!!


Episode #59 - Interview with Tami Stronach

You probably know Tami Stronach as The Childlike Empress from "The Never Ending Story". She's been super busy since that movie came out in 1984! Tami has been doing tons of theater, and is actually the CEO of her own theater Paper Canoe Co. in Brooklyn, NY. She called in to promote a new film she's in called "Ultra-Low"! Hear what she's been up to along with all things "The Never Ending Story"!


Episode #58 - Interview with Lisa Linke

Lisa talks about coming up through Chicago's iconic improv community and getting roles on shows like "Black-ish" and "Shameless". She's the creator of the web series "Rick and Len Fix Sh!t in Your House" and "Dog Moms" and has been featured in hit web series like "Successful People". Lisa talks about making the move to LA and how she got roles on "This is Us" and "Modern Family". You can see her in season 3 of the Netflix hit "LOVE" coming out in March!


Episode #57 - Interview with Jose Antonio Garcia

Jose (Tony) Garcia joins us at Old Irving Brewing Co. to discuss his career as a an actor in Theater, an instructor at Green Shirt Studio, and his work on Showtime's 'The Chi'! We also talk about his work on 'Shameless', 'Chicago Fire', 'Prison Break', and 'Win it All'!


Episode #56

What's Bill been up to? We also discuss the celebrity sexual assault accusations going going around, and more!


Episode #55 - Interview with Adam McArthur

You might know him as the voice of Marco Diaz on Disney's "Star vs. The Forces of Evil", or "The Adventures of Puss in Boots" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" on Netflix. Actor/Producer Adam McArthur calls in! We talk about the new season of "Star vs. The Forces of Evil", his improv background, acting versus voice over work, voicing an animated character versus a video game character and more!


Episode #54 - Interview with Amanda Troop

You may recognize Amanda from shows like "Wilfred" on FX along side Elijah Wood and Jason Gann, or possibly on her own show "Spouse Quest". You may have even seen her perform Improv! We talk to here about her career, awkward encounters, and more!


Episode #53 - Interview with Derrick Kosinski

You've seen him on MTV's Road Rules and The Challenge. After a 7 year hiatus, he has returned for The Challenge - Dirty 30! We talk to Derrick about this season of the Challenge, representing Chicago, being a 3 time Challenge champ, how he was the first to partner with Diem Brown, how helped Johnny 'Bananas' win 2 of his 6 Challenge championships, and more!


Episode #52 - Interview with Megan Freels Johnston

We talk to Megan about her film "The Ice Cream Truck". She opens up about the process from building the concept to casting to post production! We find out what makes her tick creatively and the importance of finding your creative space!


Episode #51 - Interview with Tracey Birdsall

Actress/Producer/Writer Tracey Birdsall calls in to talk about her new film "Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter"! We also talk about her acting career, dealing with critics, and memorizing lines! Bill and Dave also talk about festivals, virtual reality, new Instagram followers and the need for a theme song and catch phrase!