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. 


Michael McKean

Michael McKean, people, MICHAEL McKEAN is on the podcast this week! He talks music, Spinal Tap, improv, the Mighty Boosh, Better Call Saul, and “this is why we got in to this…”

SUCH a great show. You don’t want to miss this one. Funny, insightful, “inside”… it’s so good.

You can find him here on twitter. 

His website is


Chris Bergoch

Screenwriter Chris Bergoch joins Illeana on the podcast this week. He talks about his films Starlet and The Florida Project, shooting his first film, Tangerine, on an iPhone, and how after all the success with The Florida Project, he still feels like he’s in an uphill battle. Listen in!

Chris is on Twitter and Instagram @ChrisBergoch


Steven Rogers

Steven Rogers, Screenwriter extraordinaire and former roommate of Illeana (!) is on the podcast this week! He talks about his start in rom-coms, his long-time friendship with Allison Janney, and of course, his Academy Award nominated film, “I, Tonya.” Don’t miss this one!

Listen here on iTunes. 

Marg Helgenberger

Actress Marg Helgenberger joins Illeana on the podcast this week. They talk about CSI, China Beach, Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson… this interview is something of a fly-on-the-wall moment with two brilliant actresses talking all about the craft. You’ll want to see this one!

You can find Marg here on twitter.

And she’s here on Instagram. 

Her film Almost Friends is on iTunes here.


Steven Weber

Illeana and guest co-host Matt Oswalt welcome Actor Steven Weber on the podcast this week.

He’s currently working on the CBS show “Mom,” playing William Fichtner’s brother. He’s also appeared on Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” the B’way production of “The Producers,” and a Showtime movie he wrote call “Club Land,” with Alan Alda and Brad Garrett.

Listen here on iTunes.


Ed Solomon

To add to our Salute To Writers, we have screenwriter Ed Solomon on the podcast this week!

Perhaps best known for writing “Bill and Ted movies,” “Super Mario Brothers,” and “Men in Black,” most recently he has teamed up with Steven Soderbergh in their show, “Mosaic.”

He talks with Illeana about his artistic process, his work and long-time friendship with Gary Shandling, how stars like Tom Cruise rent homes, and a meeting with Stallone. Full of great insight and humor, this is one great interview. Don’t miss it!

Listen here on iTunes

You can find Ed here on Twitter.

His website is