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The Dennissance

The Dennissance

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Besides being an actor, musician, and songwriter, Dennis Quaid is also a jet pilot, low handicap golfer, and armchair historian. He has powered a NASCAR around an oval track, played golf with 2 presidents, spoke before Congress, piloted a dogsled in the arctic, meditated on the shore of the Ganges River, run marathons, been a middle-weight boxer, and can change a diaper in 20 seconds. Like him, all of Dennis's famous friends have interests outside of the thing they're known for; in each episode of The Dennissance, Dennis talks to his guests about what makes them unique in the world. Support this podcast:
20 Episodes
Iconic producer, writer, and artist, Nile Rodgers, walks Jared through his connection with the recently launched NAS x Audio Up NFT and how the project tracks back to a deep connection Nile has with Nelson Mandela. He explains the origin of some of his most well known songs, including David Bowie's Let's Dance. The two also chat about the impact Nile has had on scoring in the world of film. Enjoy this very special episode of Occupational Therapy. Support this podcast:
Dr Anthony Fauci has been one of the lead members of the Trump administrations's White House Coronavirus task force addressing the Covid-19 pandemic from the very beginning. The career immunologist joins Dennis for a candid and topical conversation around the pandemic, America's response, and what we can expect next. Support this podcast:
Hall of Fame football player and lifetime advocate for social justice joins Dennis for some candid conversation about the current climate in our country. They discuss the ongoing protests against systemic racism and Jim's involvement in the Civil Rights movement. Support this podcast:
In this episode, Dennis reconnects with author and screenwriter W. Bruce Cameron, who penned A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey - both of which starred Dennis. They discuss their time spent on set together, their love of Man’s Best Friend, and more. Support this podcast:
On this episode of The Dennissance, "My Pillow Guy" Mike Lindell joins Dennis for a very candid conversation that covers everything from his crack cocaine addiction and inventing MY PILLOW to how he and Donald Trump became friends. Support this podcast:
Innerspace Reunion

Innerspace Reunion


In this episode of The Dennissance, Dennis sits down with comedy icon and his co-star from Innerspace, Martin Short, along with the film's director, Joe Dante. During this mini Innerspace reunion, the three discuss how the film came to be, the fun they had on the set, and how it has become a cult classic. Support this podcast:
Sharon Stone is this week’s guest on The Dennissance, where she and Dennis discuss her life’s work fighting AIDS and draw comparisons to the current Covid 19 Pandemic. Sharon also touches on the #METOO Movement, social injustices like redlining and profiling, as well as some of her iconic roles in films like Casino, Basic Instinct, and her new Netflix series, Ratched. Support this podcast:
On this episode of The Dennissance, Dennis welcomes Dr Drew. They discuss COVID-19's impact on the social well being of kids, as well as the media's impact on the virus and what our immediate future looks like in the face of the current pandemic. Support this podcast:
Season 2 of The Dennissance kicks off with a very special episode. Legendary news personality Katie Couric joins Dennis to discuss her love of The Parent Trap. This episode also includes a Parent Trap Reunion Katie moderated with Dennis, Lindsay Lohan, writer-director Nancy Meyers, Lisa Ann Walter, Simon Kunz and others…. The Parent Trap reunion benefits World Central Kitchen. To Donate to World Central Kitchen to help provide fresh meals to communities in need. To make a donation, text “PARENT” to 80100 or go to Support this podcast:
On this season finale episode of The Dennissance with Dennis Quaid, Dennis talks to long-time friend and fellow legendary actor, Gary Busey. From drug addiction and recovery to 80's parties, to their first Hollywood roles, and how they blazed the trails of being discovered, Gary and Dennis talk through their lives in parallel. They also take a break from talking with guitars in hand, and voices on their mics, for a truly one-of-a-kind audio experience. Learn about Gary's past life regression sessions, Viking cat funerals and much, much more, on this special episode of The Dennissance. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you're the first to know when we're back for Season 2! Support this podcast:
On this incredible episode of The Dennissance, Dennis Quaid speaks with Jimmy Morris, the real live "Rookie". When Dennis was cast as the character of Jimmy Morris in the movie The Rookie, he never could have dreamt that their real life friendship would be so long-standing. Here they are, 20 years later, with a lifetime of stories built together about baseball, dreams, challenges, and accomplishments. Together they share details of the story that turned Jimmy into a legend on the field, and eventually took him to the stage as a motivational speaker on the miracle of his sudden healing. For more information about Jimmy Morris, please visit Support this podcast:
On this episode of The Dennissance with Dennis Quaid, Dennis sits with country music legend Clint Black. Together they talk through how Clint dedicated his life to music, instead of pursuing his dreams of being an astronaut. They also talk at length about how Clint met and fell in love with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black. They also discuss how Covid-19 is affecting his tour schedules, and how his faith is shaped by more than one perspective. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you'll never miss and episode and stay tuned for next week's episode of The Dennissance on June 3, 2020. Support this podcast:
On this episode of The Dennissance, Dennis Quaid is joined by comedic Los Angeleno and podcast legend, Adam Carolla. Growing up in "the valley" Adam never expected to have a successful career in entertainment. He was on a course to work hourly construction job until he aged out. This conversation tells all the stories about growing up without many resources, having a deep desire for something more in his life, his struggles, failures, and his efforts to achieve his goals. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you'll never miss and episode and stay tuned for next week's episode of The Dennissance featuring country music hall-of-famer, Clint Black, on May 27, 2020. Support this podcast:
On this episode, Dennis talks to former TV love-interest, and current Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Garcelle Beauvais. Garcelle and Dennis go back to the beginning of her career, from her life before America in Haiti, her modeling career, her TV acting career, and finally, her life as a reality TV star. She's also a doting mother, who has proudly brought her children into her life as a TV star, but only by the promise of their own payment. Join Dennis in this episode of TV drama and untold stories about Garcelle and Jamie Foxx. Support this podcast:
On this episode of The Dennissance with Dennis Quaid, Dennis gets to the heart of the American Dream with baseball soon-to-be hall-of-famer, Albert Pujols. Albert talks at length about his history of baseball, from growing up in the Dominican Republic, to moving to the United States, to meeting his wife, starting a family, struggling to support his family, and his eventual career as one of the highest paid baseball players of all times, playing for the Los Angeles Angeles. But that's not all; Albert's and Dennis talk about the relationship Albert has with his daughter, and how it led him to create the Pujols Family Foundation; a foundation dedicated to helping those living with Down Syndrome, and to improve the lives of the impoverished in the Dominican Republic. For more about the Pujols Family Foundation, please visit their website at: Support this podcast:
On this episode of The Dennissance, Dennis is joined by long-time friend and confidant, Billy Bush. Four years ago, when the infamous tapes were revealed, Dennis sent his buddy a kind and uplifting message that aided in Billy's eventual recovery. Now, they're talking about the impact of that event, his process of recovery, and the hope he holds in his future, along with what it's like to play golf with former presidents. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you'll never miss and episode and stay tuned for next week's episode of The Dennissance featuring professional baseball player, Albert Pujols, from the Los Angeles Angels, on May 6, 2020. Support this podcast:
John Carter Cash is the child of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Dennis and John talk about growing up with wildly successful parents, performing on stage with his dad as a child, drug and alcohol addiction, his life at "The Cabin", his lineage and love of farming, and life in Nashville during a global pandemic. They also talk about John's career as a musician, and as a film director. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you'll never miss and episode and stay tuned for next week's episode of The Dennissance featuring Billy Bush, in his first live interview since that infamous incident from 4 years ago. Billy Bush will be on The Dennissance on April 29, 2020. Support this podcast:
Join Dennis and Billy Ray Cyrus as they get into some personal stories about Billy Ray's life as a baseball player, then as a left-handed guitarist, who went on to be one of the most successful musicians of modern country music history. Where did "Achy Breaky Heart" come from? How did he meet his wife? What happened to his dog in college? Billy Ray goes into his deep religious and philosophical ideals with Dennis. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you'll never miss and episode and stay tuned for next week's episode of The Dennissance featuring the only child of June Carter and Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash, on April 22, 2020. Support this podcast:
In this special bonus preview episode, Bear and a Banjo creators and co-stars, Jared Gutstadt and Dennis Quaid talk about why Dennis is a renaissance man, and where the idea of The Dennissance came from. Dovetailing on one of the most challenging and exciting years of Dennis's career, this show came as an idea, that eventually was brought to life, with the help of his new audio venture, Audio Up. Additional moments in this bonus episode are a snippet of a song written and performed by Dennis and long-time friends Tanya Tucker and John Carter Cash, and the full version of The Dennissance's theme song! Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you'll never miss and episode and stay tuned for the first full-length episode of The Dennissance featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, on April 15, 2020. Support this podcast:
Welcome to The Dennissance with Dennis Quaid. This weekly show hosted by Hollywood's favorite guy, Dennis Quaid, is sure to aw and inspire you. As a renaissance man, Dennis will get to the heart of what makes his guests truly unique, you know, for the stuff you don't already know about them. Support this podcast:
Comments (5)

Kris Kirkland

love this podcast!

Oct 1st

Linda Williams

this was a great movie!!!

Aug 15th


WOW. Great interview 👍👍

Jul 30th


I’d definitely listen to an episode with Randy Quaid as a guest

Jul 10th

Jack Jack

Very excited to listen in on this podcast. Hi from Tasmania...or as it's called since lockdown Fortress Tasmania.

Apr 9th