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. 

John Landis PART 2

Part two of the John Landis interview is here!

John talks with Illeana about “Animal House,” “Trading Spaces,” (with a great Ralph Bellamy story), and gives some inside scoop about Eddie Murphy. GREAT interview, friends. Listen in!

Listen on iTunes here. 

John’s book, Monsters in the Movies is available on Amazon. Click here! 


John Landis PART 1

Brilliant director, screenwriter, actor and producer, John Landis is with Illeana in our very first TWO PART interview!

In part one, John talks about how he knew he wanted to be a director at the age of 8. He began his illustrious career in the mail room at Fox, and tells a story about signing autographed photos of Raquel Welch. So much to say, we filled two interviews! Here’s the first one. Enjoy.

John’s book, Monsters in the Movies is available on Amazon. 




Matt Chesse

Academy Award nominated editor, Matt Chesse is on the podcast this week with Illeana. They discuss his films, “Finding Neverland,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Monster’s Ball,” “Kite Runner,” and more. He talks about editors being the “the plumbers of the movies,” growing up in the Bay Area, and his unexpected meeting with Daniel Craig.

Such a good interview. Don’t miss this one.

Listen here on iTunes.

Allan Havey

Comedian Allan Havey is on the podcast with Illeana this week. They talk about his 80s-90s talk show, Night After Night, how he got the bug in Catholic school, and the “longest straight line in show biz.” Great interview!

Listen here on iTunes.

Allan’s website is here: