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  

Phil Rosenthal


Actor, producer and Emmy and WGA-winning writer, known for “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Spanglish,” and “Coach,” Phil Rosenthal is on the podcast with Illeana this week.

They talk about his favorite films (“Godfather 1 and 2 but NOT 3”), whether or not people can be taught to be funny, Mary Poppins, and some of the best advice he ever got: “Do the show you wanna do, because in the end they’ll cancel you anyway.”

Listen here on iTunes.

Look for his Netflix series, “Somebody feed Phil.”

Phil is here on Twitter.

Rich Little

Known for his vast repertoire of celebrity impression voices, celebrity icon, Rich Little joins Illeana via Skype from Las Vegas, where he’s performing 4 shows a week.

They talk about how the first film he saw (A Christmas Carol) inspired him for many projects in his career, his beginnings working in a movie theater, celebrities sneezing, and his Mom’s reviews (“I didn’t notice.”). We both were so nervous in this interview, and Rich was an absolute delight. Don’t miss it.

Listen here on iTunes.

Rich’s website is here… find out appearance, buy his book, and more!

Here are some youTube links for the KopyCats show Rich appeared in. 

Brad Wyman

Producer Brad Wyman is with Illeana this week.

He talks about the first movie he saw (spoiler: it’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), how independent filmmaking has changed, the most important roles of a producer, and how “it’s a magic trick every time” to produce a film. GREAT interview. Check it out.

It’s here on iTunes. 

You can find Brad on Twitter @Bradwyman

Griffin Dunne

Actor, Director, Producer Griffin Dunne joins Illeana on the podcast this week. They talk about his four-decade spanning career, working at Radio City Music Hall, having dyslexia, his famous family, and the “rat-a-tat-tat” he shares with Illeana. Don’t miss this interview.

Listen here on iTunes.