Kahnversations Podcast

New Podcast with Actor/Writer Briana Lane!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Briana Lane.

An LA native, Briana was raised by two psychologist parents (it’s not what you think!). While in high school, she was accepted to NYU Tisch School's musical theater program for high school students, which led to her majoring in musical theater at UCLA’s School of Film, Theater and Television for college. Right before graduating, she got her first job as a writer at CBS. She then went on to write, host and produce several shows for CBS’s new media platforms, CBS Mobile and CBS.com. She has hosted for E! News, MSN and Lionsgate to name a few, and most recently can be seen on a satirical news show on Uproxx called THE DESK.

After a few years of hosting and writing, she decided to pursue acting full time and booked a role in her first pilot, ABC's CANNED opposite Amanda Bynes. This year, Briana can be seen in Amazon’s THE LAST TYCOON opposite Kelsey Grammar and Matt Bomer. She is known for her recurring roles on Freeform’s YOUNG AND HUNGRY, NBC's THE NEW NORMAL, Freeform’s SWITCHED AT BIRTH and the lead role in Disney’s BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA 3.

When she’s not acting, she enjoys walking her dog Foxy, writing her series COUCH PEOPLE opposite Sterling Sulieman (STILL STAR CROSSED) and Sunkrish Bala (CASTLE), and making music in her new band FIDELITY INN with actress/musician Kate Miner from the band MINER.

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Briana_Lane.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

New Podcast with Actor/Writer Tyler Poelle!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Tyler Poelle.

Tyler was born and raised in Northern California. He enrolled at Occidental College as a pre-med student, but quickly learned that he wanted to be on the TV show ‘ER,’ not in an ER. Tyler corrected his course and graduated with a BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University, where he developed a love for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the art of Andy Warhol.

After doing classical, regional and avant-garde-downtown-super-weird theater in New York City, he moved to Los Angeles. He’s told jokes on many network multi and single camera sitcoms, he’s cried and been terrified on many network and cable dramas. He’s even made out with a bunch of folks in indie movies! One of his favorite weeks on set was working with and befriending the incomparable Betty White, a childhood hero and true genius. Having played a ‘doctor’ and getting to ‘be on a spaceship,’ the only thing left in his boyhood acting-trifecta-dream is to play a ‘cowboy.’ Yes, he can ride a horse. And no, nobody has asked... yet.

Commercially, Tyler has been seen pitching products for Liberty Mutual, Schwab, Audi, Wendy's, Dunkin' Donuts, Budweiser, AT&T, Progresso, Nature Valley, Amazon, Applebees, Yahoo, and many more. He's keeping his eyes out for a pharmaceutical company that wants someone who can tell jokes and then bring a hint of sadness. Fingers crossed.

Tyler’s first feature film script to be produced and theatrically released as a writer was PRICELESS, a dark tale set inside the sex trafficking business in the Southwest. Two other feature scripts, A WOLF AT THE DOOR, a father’s story of recovery and redemption, and BROTHER’S KEEPER, a multi-generational betrayal story, are currently being shopped around.

As the proud single father to his daughter, Aurora, Tyler spends an enormous amount of time pretending to be any number of various princesses. An independent panel of scientists has agreed that Aurora is the smartest and most captivating little girl on planet Earth.

Tyler writes and records music in the band, "Petrov, the Hero," loves origami, and has a mild obsession with lemon bars. If you spend enough time with Tyler, you'll surely hear him say, "Everything will always be okay, forever." And not for nothing, it's totally true. He'll also be drinking sparkling water out of a rocks glass with a lime during that conversation.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!



There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Tyler_Poelle.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

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