Kahnversations Podcast (TV & Film)

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with
Actor 
Joel Johnstone!

Joel currently recurs on Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. In its first three seasons, “Maisel” has won a myriad of awards, including best comedy series at the Emmys, Golden Globes, Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Critic’s Choice Awards, Peabody Awards and many more. Joel plays Archie Cleary, best friend, voice of reason, and loyal drinking pal to Joel Maisel (Michael Zegen). Most recently, Joel won a SAG Award as part of the Best Television Comedy Ensemble.

In addition to "Maisel", Joel recently made guest appearances on Fox’s THE RESIDENT, L.A.'s FINEST and will be seen next month on NBC's new drama series COUNCIL OF DADS. Other television credits include playing famed astronaut Gus Grissom in the ABC mini series THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB.  Among a multitude of other guest star work, he’s also had memorable recurring roles on several HBO series, THE NEWSROOM and GETTING ON.  Film credits include the Disney film adaption of ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY alongside Steve Carrell, DELIVERANCE CREEK, alongside Lauren Ambrose, and THE WEDDING PARTY—the indie-comedy that recently created buzz for it’s 112-minute continuous shot.

Joel was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he discovered acting at a young age. In high school, he enrolled in summer acting programs at both Northwestern University and The Steppenwolf Theatre. At the age of 18, Joel moved to New York City and earned his BA in theatre from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. He also studied abroad at the British American Drama Academy, partaking in both programs at Oxford University and London.

Joel has also written and directed his own short film, THE PILGRIM & THE PRIVATE EYE, which played the festival circuit from 2012-2013 and won multiple awards.



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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: Joel_Johnstone_2.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with
Actor 
Joel Johnstone!

Joel currently recurs on Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. In its first three seasons, “Maisel” has won a myriad of awards, including best comedy series at the Emmys, Golden Globes, Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Critic’s Choice Awards, Peabody Awards and many more. Joel plays Archie Cleary, best friend, voice of reason, and loyal drinking pal to Joel Maisel (Michael Zegen). Most recently, Joel won a SAG Award as part of the Best Television Comedy Ensemble.

In addition to "Maisel", Joel recently made guest appearances on Fox’s THE RESIDENT, L.A.'s FINEST and will be seen next month on NBC's new drama series COUNCIL OF DADS. Other television credits include playing famed astronaut Gus Grissom in the ABC mini series THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB.  Among a multitude of other guest star work, he’s also had memorable recurring roles on several HBO series, THE NEWSROOM and GETTING ON.  Film credits include the Disney film adaption of ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY alongside Steve Carrell, DELIVERANCE CREEK, alongside Lauren Ambrose, and THE WEDDING PARTY—the indie-comedy that recently created buzz for it’s 112-minute continuous shot.

Joel was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he discovered acting at a young age. In high school, he enrolled in summer acting programs at both Northwestern University and The Steppenwolf Theatre. At the age of 18, Joel moved to New York City and earned his BA in theatre from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. He also studied abroad at the British American Drama Academy, partaking in both programs at Oxford University and London.

Joel has also written and directed his own short film, THE PILGRIM & THE PRIVATE EYE, which played the festival circuit from 2012-2013 and won multiple awards.



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

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: Joel_Johnstone_2.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

Actor Matty Cardarople from Netflix's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, JURASSIC WORLD, SELFIE, AND DUMB AND DUMBER TOO!!!!

New Podcast with Actor Matty Cardarople!

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Matty Cardarople. A laid-back, quirky comedic actor, East Coast-born Matthew Cardarople grew up entertaining friends and family in Exeter, New Hampshire. After settling in Los Angeles, he studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse and has been studying with Lesly Kahn & Co. for several years. Discovered by actor Owen Wilson, Cardarople has appeared in several TV shows, including the Netflix original series A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (to be released this month) and SELFIE, as well as the films DRILLBIT TAYLOR, DUMB AND DUMBER TO, THE BIG SICK, and JURASSIC WORLD.

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: Matty_Cardarople_.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Actor, Writer, Director Brian Stepanek from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn and the upcoming LBJ!!!

New Podcast with Actor Brian Stepanek!

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Brian Stepanek. Brian has done a lot of stuff. Go to IMDB. They list all of it. Even the stuff he wishes they didn’t. For example, he’s worked extensively for The Disney Channel, appearing as Arwin Hawkhauser on the original series THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY. He also played Brian in BRIAN O’BRIAN. In film, he appeared in THE ISLAND, Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS, and recently played the role of Rufus Youngblood in the film LBJ, directed by Rob Reiner. He currently plays Tom Harper, the father of quadruplets on Nickelodeon's NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN. He has directed two episodes of that show as well. Brian lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. He is exhausted but really happy.

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: STE-006_copy.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

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