Peter Bogdanovich

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Brilliant Director/Writer/Actor/Author Peter Bogdanovich is on today’s podcast. He and Illeana talk directing (he occasionally shows up on set directing the whole day as Jimmy Stewart!), his Movie Card file, grappling (a bit) with Barbra Streisand, and some amazing secrets about What’s Up Doc?

Watch here on YouTube.

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You can find Peter’s book on Orson Welles is available at Amazon.

Ben Mankiewicz

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Listen in to Illeana’s conversation with Ben Mankiewicz. He talks about the best follow-up questions for interviews, how a college class (that he took pass/fail) changed his career, and checking out Sophia Loren’s ass. Fun!

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Listen on iTunes here.

We also talk about the sad loss of Mary Tyler Moore, and her legacy.

Check out the Veal Prince Orloff episode clip here.





Shirley Knight

Illeana welcomes Academy Award Nominee, Shirley Knight.


Shirley discusses maintaining artistic integrity, the importance of theatre, and attending the Oscars with her Dad. Also she talks acting tips and her illustrious career.

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Chris Noth

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The talented and funny Chris Noth joins Illeana on today’s podcast. They talk Rough Riders, how the first movie he ever saw shaped his worldview, and being practically “born in a barn,” with his life growing up in rural Connecticut. Also listen in to hear stories about living the life of a starving actor, being Mr. Big on Sex and the City, and his days as a drug-taking miscreant. Super fun!

“Nothing takes it out of you more and nothing gives more back than live theatre.”

You can follow Chris on Twtter @RealNoth

Oh, and you know those potato chips Chris was raving about… you can make your own. Click here to find out how. 

Listen on ITunes here.

Daniel Yost

Writer, Director and Producer Daniel Yost joins Illeana on today’s podcast. They talk about his early days as a sports writer in Oregon, technical aspects of film-making, and his hit film, Drugstore Cowboy.

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You can find Daniel on Twitter at @DanielRYost


Dave Mirkin

Emmy winning Producer, writer and director… you may have heard of his show… the Simpsons.


Fantastic guest and all around great guy, Dave Mirkin joins Illeana on the show. He talks about his comedic influences (Bugs Bunny and the Three Stooges), flexible reality, and the “Blurse.” Listen in!

@DaveMirkin on Twitter.

Lesley Ann Warren

You may know her from her long and illustrious career in films, theater and television… her numerous award-nominated roles (Oscar/Emmy/Golden Globe/Cable Ace) and wins… Lesley Ann Warren joins Illeana on this podcast.

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From Cinderella to being a Disney contract actress, to Victor/Victoria, Lesley discusses her good fortune as a performer, and the project that was “Like a dream come true.”

Find Lesley on Twitter @TheLesleyWarren




Matt Oswalt

Join us for a lively chat with writer, comedian and Twitter BOSS, Matt Oswalt.


He talks with the early influence of film on his life, suffering for art, and the moral line walked when making TV and films. We talk Last Tango in Paris, Watership Down, and The Searchers, as well as star sightings and getting star struck. Listen in!

You can find Matt here on Twitter.

Kliph Nesteroff

Kliph Nesteroff in studio

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Author and comedian Kliph Nesteroff joins us in studio to talk movies, who makes him laugh, and how humor has changed in the movies.


His book is out in paperback on November 8th.


Kliph on Twitter is @ClassicShowBiz








Wayne Federman

You know him from his numerous comedic acting roles in the X-Files, The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community, Legally Blonde, 50 First Dates, The 40-Year Old Virgin, and Step Brothers. He’s also an author and musician.


Listen on iTunes here.

Wayne’s first movie was In Search of the Castaways… with his Aunt Sylvia. You can hear so much more on the latest I Blame Dennis Hopper podcast.

Wayne’s website is here.

Follow Wayne on Twitter here.


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