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Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

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I’m Michael Rosenbaum, I’ve spent the better part of the last two decades in and out of film and television - mostly known for playing the bald dude on the show Smallville. I’m the guy that you probably don’t know by name, but when you see my face you might say “oh, that guy from that thing.” I’ve befriended some of the most talented people in the business, but it wasn’t until I started inviting them into my home that I realized, I didn’t really know these people. What started as me having some fun, quickly evolved into something I’ve fallen in love with. What I’ve discovered is that all these people aren’t that different from you and me. They have the same insecurities and flaws that we all deal with every day. In a dark, yet enlightening way... I find a lot of comfort in that. I invite you all to join me while I get inside each of these fascinating people.

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Ken Marino (The Other Two, Wet Hot American Summer) comes bearing gifts on this week’s podcast! Not only that, Ken opens up on his experience losing his identity while trying to find his way in this industry and the unique way he’s been able to approach this business to reduce stress and enjoy his passion. We also talk about how hard it is to not break while working alongside some heavy hitting comedic geniuses, the possible return of Party Down, and what it’s like to work alongside your partner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Dastmalchian (Suicide Squad, Animals) gives us the pleasure of joining the podcast this week to bravely discuss the intensity of his previous battle with heroin addiction and how he was able to channel his experiences into doing massive roles like Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad. We also talk about his new Dracula themed movie, living on a boat, and stigmas of mental illness and drug use. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ming-Na Wen (The Mandalorian, Mulan) joins us this week to discuss what it’s like for her to be a dual minority working on major franchises such as Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Street Fighter, and more! Ming-Na talks about her early childhood development and transitioning from China to New York and how that influenced her acting. We discuss working on the Mandalorian, Book of Boba Fett, and how much she nerds out on the different opportunities she’s had the pleasure of working on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Don’t miss Joe LoTruglio’s directorial debut with the horror film OUTPOST 👉 imdb.com/title/tt11573276/ The hilarious and creative Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn 99, Reno 911) comes back on the pod this week to talk about the incredible journey leading to Brooklyn 99’s end and the blood, sweat, and tears that went into his directorial debut with the film Outpost. Joe and I discuss working with his wife on various projects from Brooklyn 99 and Outpost and the one time Joe lost his cool on set. We go into detail about the ending of Brooklyn 99 and all of the emotions that surrounded the ending. 🔥 Bright Cellars: https://www.brightcellars.com/INSIDE for 50% off your first six (6) bottle box of wine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Making a return this week, James Marsters (Buffy, Angel) joins us for a discussion on the darker side of his method acting of the fan beloved character Spike, and exactly how it affected his relationships with others on set. James opens up more this time on the hostile working conditions on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and what it was like to work with creator Joss Whedon. We talk about secret crushes on set, playing dark characters, and the possibility of a Buffy reunion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The original fastest man alive John Wesley Shipp (Dawson’s Creek, The Flash) graces us this week with a terrific conversation on his successes and contrary dark periods throughout his various roles from Dawson’s Creek to The Flash to daytime soaps like Guiding Light. John reflects on what could have been with his time on The Flash in 1990 and opens up on the cathartic experience acting alongside Grant Gustin on the new CW iteration. We also talk about on set Dawson's Creek drame, how John eventually received more “dad” roles and why he’s not bothered by it, and his hilarious experience with super suits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The wildly hilarious and humble Lamorne Morris (New Girl, Woke) joins me to discuss his early childhood growing up in the Southside of Chicago and shares what his entry to acting was like, including being cheated out of six figures by his commercial booking agency. We also talk about his chance opportunity on the hit New Girl, his deep involvement on his new show Woke, passion for improv comedy, and an age old debate of GOATs in basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Good friend of the show Stephen Amell (Arrow, Heels) joins us this week to drop some bombs once again. We not only discuss his brand new show Heels and how he feels about his legacy of being the Arrow, but Stephen also takes time to set the record straight about some recent tabloid stories that have come out about him. We get into Stephen’s current experience with panic attacks and stress, how he handles nerves heading into new projects, and how different this show is with relation to Stephen’s partnership with its direction. 🔥 Bright Cellars: https://www.brightcellars.com/INSIDE for 50% off your first six (6) bottle box of wine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The incredibly interesting and kind Neal McDonough (Band of Brothers, Minority Report) joins me this week for his first ever podcast to discuss being blackballed for a period of time for decisions he made for his family and his journey in becoming a Hollywood bad guy for his faith. Neal and I talk about our shared path towards villainry in the majority of his work and the exact details behind his industry cold shoulder that sent him into a dark point in his life. We also talk about working with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, Angels in the Outfield, and Neal’s exciting upcoming role as former president Dwight D. Eisenhower in the upcoming season of American Horror Story! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Her kindness and positivity proceeds her; Amanda Kloots (The Talk, Bullets Over Broadway) comes on the podcast this week to discuss how she manages her anxiety and stays positive even after losing a loved one. Amanda talks about her early start of fame with Broadway and how her family viewed her passion for the stage. We discuss her views on relationships and her life before and after the passing of her husband Nick Cordero during the pandy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill, Incredibles 2) joins me this week for a terrific conversation concerning the systematic idea of love and relationships. Sophia comments on the controversy surrounding the creator of One Tree Hill and how it truly delayed a wonderful and healthy relationship between her and her cast mates. We also discuss how Sophia’s relationship with her parents furthered her maturity levels early on in her life, her superior dog training skills, and the idea of love before prefrontal cortex development. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The loveable Chris Sullivan (This Is Us) comes on the pod this week for some life updates on the joys and challenges that fatherhood has brought him; plus he gives us some career updates with his experience and mindset coming into the homestretch of This Is Us. Sully talks about his experience shooting during the craziness of this last year and what it’s been like juggling the different personalities on the show. We also have some fun talking about his band Joseph the Spouse, we discuss the process of grieving, and of course… we talk gratitude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) joins this week to open up on his experience with impostor syndrome in this industry, and what sort of negative and positive impacts it has had on his career. We go on to talk about his new movie Midnight in the Switchgrass along with the various characters he’s portrayed in films, such as Chris McCandless (Into the Wild) and Jay Sebring (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). We also discuss working with legends like Quentin Tarantino and Robert De Niro intense training with Navy SEALs, and the dangers of pickleball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amazing show this week. We have an inspirational and open guest on the podcast with Ethan Suplee (My Name is Earl, The Wolf of Wall Street). Ethan and I discuss his troubled experience with how he perceived his body throughout his life and the catalyst that drove the incredible weight loss transformation that turned him into who he is today. We also get into his experience with drug addiction and rehab, his work in learning to love himself despite his habitual disgust, and his almost unbelievable start in this industry as an actor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The humble and hilarious Joel McHale (Community, The Soup) joins me this week and talks about everything from his experience and future on Community to his Pacino-level rage he has with inanimate objects on a day to day basis. Joel talks about his time and shared experience working with the legendary Chevy Chase and his chance beginnings on the iconic ‘The Soup’. We also discuss how he manages his dyslexia when working, unnecessary criticism from movie/show critics, and his new movie called Happily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The iconic and always fabulous Leslie Jordan (Call Me Kat, Will and Grace) joins me this week for an incredible podcast chronicling the ups and downs of his personal life and how they translated into success in this industry. Leslie and I discuss his prior drug and alcohol addiction and how recovering from those illnesses shaped his career into what it is today. We also talk about his new album and book, working with Eddie Veder and Dolly Parton, and Leslie’s time working on American Horror Story and Will and Grace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The humble and insanely talented Seth Green (Family Guy, Robot Chicken) joins this week and touches on the differences between performance and fame, his personal process in acting, and the understanding of being too critical of oneself. Seth discusses the hilarious origin of how he figured out the voice for Chris in Family Guy along with the story surrounding the Seth MacFarlane vs. Seth Green saga. Later in the show, Seth shares in deep detail his experience and personal relationship with legendary actors Tim Curry and Robin Williams, and what each has meant to his career and his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Handmaid’s Tale) returns to the show this week to explore ideas of following your gut, not comparing yourself to others, and finding happiness through passion. Later in the show we both discuss our thoughts and emotions on the Alison Mack NXIVM situation as the documentary The VOW has been released and sentencing has commenced. We also talk about her troubling situation walking off an HBO show set, the differences in experiences working on Supergirl and Smallville, and how she gets herself to a dark place to prepare for dramatic roles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars, Walker) brings his cheerful and bright attitude to this week's episode and discusses his experience as a hopeless romantic, his teenage angst, and how he’s managed to stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ avoiding downward spirals in this industry. Keegan opens up on his relationship with his late father and how he’s still been able to connect with him even after his passing. We also talk about how Pretty Little Liars’ success coincided with the birth of social media, drama with other actors on set, and growing up in Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Maggie Lawson (Psych, Santa Clarita Diet) stops by this week’s podcast for an in-depth and emotional discussion about relationships, divorce as a child and adult, and the anxiety that comes with starting out in Hollywood. Maggie discusses her wild journey of moving from Kentucky to Los Angeles and becoming an actress. We also discuss the difficult process of ending a marriage, how much the cast and show of Psych meant to her, and her desire to just ‘want to be a kid’ early in her career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Gina Visser

This line of questioning feels mildly inconsiderate

Sep 18th
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Jane Hills

This is one the best if not the best podcasts about. Michael is great. His producer is a bit dull though but I think he's just a bit like that and not as annoying as some sidekicks like Conan's that ruin the whole show.

Sep 2nd
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Rachael Scott

Full of surprises!

Jul 23rd
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Brenda Revelo

Great interview! wish it were longer though :(

Jun 22nd
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Kaitlyn Sells

This was a great episode 😎

Mar 26th
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Jeremy Riker

id love 2 hear u and Stone Cold Steve Austin together

Jan 10th
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Jeremy Riker

great guest what a wonderful episode

Jan 10th
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Nick Pregenzer

rose is the best

Jan 5th
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Diamond&Zander'sTV2

I'm so very happy about this! 😊😚

Dec 18th
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Hilda Bandiera

dude...your idea would make a great movie ..you die you go back to a time of happiness !

Nov 8th
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nicole mabie

so good, love u guys..

Nov 4th
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Danny Reguinho

Holy shit i didnt realize your producer ryan was ryan from the warp zone

Oct 31st
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Jonathan Morffew

Know what I'll be listening to tomorrow

Oct 27th
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Kendra Kizziah

This sounds just like Scientology.

Oct 15th
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mc

too bad it seems this was recorded before his relapse.

Oct 7th
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Mitra Sharifi

I am really sorry for your sister , your father and your family , RIP 💔 , and I was like crying all the beginning of the show , wish you health and abundance

Oct 4th
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Helel Alexander

God ive never liked ads but boy those feals cbd oils are so great for sleep!

Sep 28th
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Hany

awsome

Sep 25th
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Rachael Scott

This show keeps getting better. Thank you so much.

Aug 24th
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Trav Lane

Damn Michael ( @michaelrosenbum ) !! I just finished the @insideofyoupod interview with Kevin Conroy ( @RealKevinConroy ). I have no words. It was great. Kevin....you got me rethinking my own father issues. And getting back into writing. I gotta leave my mark. Thanks gentlemen!!

Aug 18th
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