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:

Alan K Rode

Writer, historian, actor and producer, Alan K Rode is on the podcast with Illeana this week. They dive deep in to Director Michael Curtiz’ films [Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945) and White Christmas (1954)], Pre-code films… this is a great in-depth interview!

Alan is here on Twitter. 

Alan’s book, Michael Curtiz: A life in Film is available here.

Listen here on iTunes.

Marshall Bell

Actor Marshall Bell is on the podcast with Illeana this week. From his film roles, which include “Birdy,” “Capote,” “Stand By Me,” “Total Recall” and “Starship Troopers,” to his TV roles in “The X Files,” “Deadwood,” and “The Newsroom,” Marshall has had an amazing career.

He talks about while he wasn’t yet an actor, his first role came when friends were talking about him at a party.

He and Illeana discuss Marlon Brando, Sharon Stone, and his dinners with Warren Beatty. Fun fact: He’s the only actor who’s worked with “all the Coppolas.” Listen in on this one.

Follow Marshall on Twitter here.

The trailer for the film, “The Brave,” with Marlon Brando can be seen here.

Curtis Armstrong

Actor and author Curtis Armstrong is on the podcast this week. From his early films, “Risky Business,” and “Revenge of the Nerds,” to TV roles on “Moonlighting,” “Lois and Clark,” and “New Girl,” Curtis is a man with a lot of stories! He talks about his early film influences (“The Music Man”), how he kept journals throughout his life, his early Comic Con experiences, and some funny stories about working with Darryl Hannah on “Clan of the Cave Bear.” Great interview. Listen in!

Curtis’ books are here:

A Plum Assignment: Discourses of P.G. Wodehouse and His World

Revenge of the Nerd… or The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger

Here’s the trailer for “Route 30,” the “little independent film” Curtis made and loved. 

Info about the Harry Nillson Show Curtis at Molly Malone’s that mentions can be found here.

Diedrich Bader

Funny, talented, story-teller extraordinaire Diedrich Bader is on the podcast this week. He and Illeana talk about his unintended “pranking” of Anthony Hopkins, his “stage debut” playing Charlie Chaplin, his work on Veep, American Housewife, and the Drew Carey Show, his film work, and an absolutely can’t-miss story about Chloris Leachman. We needed more time… we laughed so much… don’t miss this one. Seriously.

You can follow Diedrich on Twitter here.

Listen in on iTunes here.

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold is on the podcast with Illeana this week. The talks about the first time he met Daniel Day Lewis, films from “True Lies,” to “9 Months,” to “Happy Endings,” a great story about visiting the Fountain of Youth with Sharon Stone, his date with Phyllis Diller, working in a meat packing factory, and so much more.

Such a funny, genuine and interesting actor and comedian. Don’t miss this one.

Tom is here on Twitter.

His website is here. 


Alec Mapa

The brilliant and talented Alec Mapa joins Illeana this week. They talk about their love of 70s disaster movies, growing up in San Francisco, and being an understudy on Broadway. “It’s like being an animal in the woods… in a cage.” Fantastic show! Don’t miss it!

Follow Alec on Twitter here.

Find Alec’s Comedy Special, “Baby Daddy,” here.

His website is