Good actor interviews on podcasts?
August 3, 2018 10:21 AM   Subscribe

Recommend me some good podcast interviews that are actor interviews.

Looking in particular for relaxed interviewees and good rapport. Also inside baseball stuff.


PS to be clear, I am looking for specific episodes, not podcasts in general.
posted by selfnoise to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Marc Maron's recent interview with Josh Brolin on his WTF podcast was pretty great, IMO.
posted by uberchet at 10:45 AM on August 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

+1 for Maron. I thought the Neil Patrick Harris and the Billy Bob Thornton ones were both really interesting
posted by crocomancer at 10:59 AM on August 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

On Camera with Jessica Chastain or Alison Brie
posted by stray at 11:21 AM on August 3, 2018

The Good Place now has a podcast and they're going through Season 1, with multiple actor interviews.
posted by BlahLaLa at 11:31 AM on August 3, 2018 [2 favorites]

Some of my favorites from the past few years:
-Brian Tyree Henry on Fresh Air (4/18/18)--incredibly illuminating
-Leslie Odom Jr. talking to Daoud Tyler-Ameen on the Pop Culture Happy Hour feed (he's really interesting on process)
-Sacha Baron Cohen on WTF with Marc Maron (2/22/16; #683)--a fascinating discussion of clowning and how it connects to his craft
-Aya Cash on the Andy Greenwald Podcast from 10/28/15
-Rita Moreno on WTF with Marc Maron (1/29/18; #885)
-Nick Offerman on Fresh Air (6/7/18)
-Bill Hader and Henry Winkler talking about Barry on the Watch (4/23/18)
-Daveed Diggs and Bob Newhart (both great!) on WTF with Marc Maron (7/19/18; #934)
posted by dapati at 11:42 AM on August 3, 2018 [2 favorites]

The Desert Island Discs episode with Martin Sheen is pretty fabulous (I thiiiiink these are available as podcasts).
posted by penguin pie at 11:54 AM on August 3, 2018

I know it's not a specific interview or podcast episode, but I cannot in good conscious fail to mention The Tobolowsky Files in which amazing character actors shares stories about life, learning to be an artist, and working in movies and TV.

It's amazing.
posted by brookeb at 12:16 PM on August 3, 2018

Al Pacino was on the Bill Simmons podcast with Barry Levinson a few months ago.
posted by kevinbelt at 1:04 PM on August 3, 2018

The Two Shot podcast sounds right up your street - hosted by actor Craig Parkinson, he just chats over a mug of tea with a fellow actor.

That's essentially the theme of the podcast so all episodes meet your criteria, sorry I can't be any more specific! Maybe someone else will be along and recommend some particular episodes?
posted by Heloise9 at 1:05 PM on August 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert is pretty good. Typically younger actors are interviewed, and they seem to have a lot of fun doing it.
posted by bonofasitch at 1:06 PM on August 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

The Hilarious World of Depression podcast is exclusively interviews with actors/comedians/etc. about dealing with their depression (if you're into that kind of thing, of course)
posted by Thorzdad at 2:37 PM on August 3, 2018

Gillian Jacobs - Marc Maron's WTF Podcast #385

Peter Bogdanovich - Marc Maron's WTF Podcast #632. An Actor, Director, Writer, and Producer. It's all covered.

Katee_Sackhoff - Nerdist #403
posted by Homer42 at 2:06 AM on August 4, 2018

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