Kelli Maroney

The lovely and talented Kelli Maroney is on the podcast with Illeana this week. They talk about her work in classic 80s film “Fast Times at Ridgemont Times,” and the film that brought them together, “Night of the Comet.”

The veteran actresses chat about their favorite actors, Kelli working on “Ryan’s Hope,” and “One Life to Live,” her dreams of being a Shakespearean actor, surviving working for Roger Corman, and much more. Oh, and the story about how she got her first acting role… by accident! Enjoy!

Listen here on iTunes.

Follow Kelli here on Twitter.

Her website is here.


Jaime King

Actress Jaime King joins Illeana this week. Jaime always knew she wanted to be a filmmaker. Her journey from Omaha, Nebraska to NYC to Hollywood is an amazing one. From an young age she was an admirer of photographers, and instinctively knew that fashion would lead her to film.

From early days as a model to quitting at the height of her modeling career, to first films “Happy Campers,” and “Blow,” to the HUGE budget film “Pearl Harbor,” (“run straight and don’t #^@$ it up.”) these amazing actresses talk careers, and get deep into filmmaking and the artistry of their field. Great interview.

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Joe Dante 2!

Director and producer, Joe Dante is our guest this week… and our first returning guest!

In honor of Halloween, he and Illeana talk horror and scary movies. From Bela Lugosi to Boris Karloff and Claude Rains, to the origins of horror movies… humor in horror… this is THE podcast you want to listen to! Film-nerd alert!

Do not miss this show. Or the monsters will get you!

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Craig Chester


Talented, insightful and charming actor/writer Craig Chester chats with Illeana on this week’s podcast. They talk about acting school in New York (some of it was wretched), his multiple-years-in-a-row visits to Sundance with films, his book, “Why the Long Face,” how Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman mentored him, being openly gay in Hollywood… oh, and being haunted by Montgomery Clift! You must listen to this show!

Watch on YouTube here. 

Listen on iTunes here.

Ione Skye

The amazing actress Ione Skye chats with Illeana on the podcast today.

She’s known for roles in “River’s Edge,” “Gas Food and Lodging,” and the classic, “Say Anything.” She chats about all these projects with Illeana, as well as her life growing up around musicians (she’s Donavan’s daughter) in Laurel Canyon, her brother’s role in starting her acting career, being intimidated by John and Joan Cusack, her love of painting and more.

She’s a lovely woman. Listen in on this one.

Listen here on iTunes.

Follow Ione on Twitter here. 

Her work as a painter can be found here. 

Jeremy Arnold

Author, film historian and commentator, Jeremy Arnold is on the podcast this week.

He chats with Illeana about the definition of a Christmas movie, his favorites, about working at TCM and more.

Listen here on iTunes.

His new book, “Christmas at the Movies,” can be purchased here.

Jeremy is here on twitter.

Stephanie Allain

Actress and producer, Stephanie Allain is on the podcast with Illeana this week.

Known for films, “Hustle and Flow,” “Black Snake Moan,” and the Netflix show, “Dear White People,” Stephanie talks about looking for material that “makes my heart beat fast.” She started out being a script reader, which she says gave her confidence. She took a stand for the script of “Boyz in the Hood,” and that film changed her life.

They talk about Hollywood, being a person of color in the industry, selling her house because she believed in “Hustle and Flow,” and a lot more. She’s an amazing woman.

Listen here on iTunes. 

She’s on twitter here. 

and Instagram here. 

Her website is here.

John Brancato

John Brancato, perhaps best known for writing the film, “The Game,” starring Michael Douglas, and “The Net,” starring Sandra Bullock hangs out with Illeana this week. He talks about having “no intention” of becoming a writer, nor that he knew it was something you could do for a living. Then, he moved to L.A., and a friend asked him to partner writing a horror film. After that, he knew that writing was what he needed to be doing.

Listen on iTunes here.

Allan Arkush

Emmy winner and multiple nominee, Director and Producer Allan Arkush is our guest on the podcast this week. Perhaps best known for his work on “Heroes,” and “Crossing Jordan, Allan has directed episodes of “Nashville, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” and more.

Music is a passion for Allan, he talks about about movie musicals, working as a food-runner for bands in live venues, and an amazing story of Mick Jagger’s Christmas party. This is one amazing interview.

Read Allan’s memoir monologues “Music and Stories, The Story of My Life” here.

Listen on iTunes here.


Robert Patrick

The brilliant and charming Robert Patrick joins Illeana on the podcast today. Known for his roles in “Terminator 2,” and “X-Files,” as well as “Scorpion,” and so many other projects, Robert talks about them all.

He talks about being “hooked,” after his first stage appearance, accidentally hitting Arnold Schwarzenegger, being the first actor to do motion-capture in a film and there are so many more stories.

Robert is one of our all-time favorite guests. Listen in!


Robert is on Twitter here.

And on Instagram here.