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Allen Wolf, Writer, Director, Producer: The Sound of Violet: Prospectives in Neurodiversity Rebroadcast

Episode 22: September 2023

Host and filmmaker Allen Wolf becomes the guest in this rebroadcast of Perspectives on Neurodiversity where he talks about the journey of making his recent movie, The Sound of Violet. […]

Tory Belleci, Host, Actor, Writer: Mythbusters, The White Rabbit Project, The Explosion Show

Episode 21: August 2023

Tory Belleci, host, actor, writer, shares his thrilling journey on Mythbusters, Thrill Factor, White Rabbit Project, and how it all started. […]

Timothy Keller, NY Times Bestselling Author & Speaker: Why Do We Need Artists?

Episode 20: July 2023

Ready to traverse the powerful intersection of faith and creativity and find the answers to some profound questions? Our latest episode features a message from the late pastor, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Keller. […]

Kristoffer Polaha, Actor and Writer: Jurassic World: Dominion, Wonder Woman 1984, Where Hope Grows

Episode 19: June 2023

Kris has been featured in Jurassic World: Dominion, Wonder Woman 1984, Where Hope Grows, TV movies for the Hallmark Channel, and many other films and TV series. […]

Jeremy Fry, Stunt Coordinator & Stunt Driver: Black Panther, John Wick 3, Captain America, Baby Driver

Episode 18: April 2023

Stunt coordinator and stunt driver Jeremy Fry discusses the challenges of working on many incredible films and TV series. […]

Dean Batali, TV Writer & Executive Producer: That 70’s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Good Witch, Puppy Dog Pals

Episode 17: March 2023

Dean Batali was a writer and Executive Producer for That 70’s Show, writer for Buffy The Vampire Slayer, head writer for the Disney Jr series Puppy Dog Pals, and was the Executive Producer and showrunner for Hallmark Channel’s Good Witch. . […]

Monica Macer, TV Writer & Producer: Station 11, MacGyver, Queen Sugar, Lost, Prison Break

Episode 16: September 2022

Named as one of Variety’s 10 Writers to Watch, Monica has written for some of the most acclaimed television series over the last 15 years. […]

Brian Bird, Film and TV Writer & Producer: Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart, Bopha!, Captive, The Case for Christ

Episode 15: August 2022

Brian is the co-creator and executive producer of the top-rated Hallmark Channel original series When Calls the Heart and is the writer and producer of over two dozen films and TV movies […]

The Sound of Violet Cast and Filmmaker Allen Wolf

Episode 14: April 2022

Lead cast members Jason Treviño, Cora Cleary, Jan D’Arcy, and Michael E. Bell from The Sound of Violet join the movie’s writer, director, and producer Allen Wolf, to talk about the challenges of making the movie, building the characters, and how the story inspired them […]

Conrad Pope, Composer & Orchestrator: The Sound of Violet, My Weekend with Marilyn, Harry Potter movies, Star Wars Movies, The Matrix Movies

Episode 13: March 2022

Composer Conrad Pope is one of the most respected and trusted musicians working in Hollywood today. He talks about how he got his start and how he creates memorable music. […]

Encore: Sheryl J. Anderson: Creator of Sweet Magnolias

Episode 12: February 2022

Sheryl J. Anderson, the Creator and Executive Producer of the Netflix show, Sweet Magnolias, talks about how she started as a storyteller, the way her life experience made her uniquely qualified to create this hit show, and how her faith has played a crucial role for her as an artist. She also talks about what’s important in her life and how she has been able to get where she is today. […]

Allen Wolf: Filmmaker, Rebroadcast of The Autistic Me Podcast

Episode 11: November 2021

Allen Wolf is a guest on The Autistic Me podcast where he talks about how he handled autism while creating The Sound of Violet. […]

Scott Teems: Writer, Director Producer: Halloween Kills, Firestarter, Rectify, The Exorcist

Episode 10: October 2021

Scott discusses his career challenges, responds to critics with the deeper messages they may have missed in Halloween Kills, what excites him as a storyteller, and why he rarely smiles. […]

Elizabeth A. Davis: Broadway Actress & Jordan Richard: Director at NBC News

Episode 10: September 2021

Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis and her husband, Emmy-nominee Jordan Richard, talk about their incredible journey through stage and television. Elizabeth’s Broadway debut landed her a Tony Nomination and launched her on a multi-year search to discover her artistic voice. Jordan has won multiple Emmy nominations for his role as a director at NBC News. […]

James R. Fitzgerald: FBI Special Agent: Manhunt: Unabomber, Criminal Minds

Episode 9: July 2021

As a special agent for the FBI, James R. Fitzgerald (Jim) helped solve some of the highest profile criminal cases in U.S. history, including the Unabomber, the D.C. Sniper, the 2001 anthrax cases, and many more. Sam Worthington portrayed Jim in the acclaimed mini-series “Manhunt: Unabomber” on Netflix. Jim also served as a consultant for Criminal Minds and many other crime-related television shows. […]

Darren Moorman: Producer of Blue Miracle, Same Kind of Different As Me

Episode 8: June 2021

Film and TV producer Darren Moorman has worked with top Hollywood talent and most recently produced Blue Miracle with Dennis Quaid. Darren talks about his journey as a producer, what he would do differently if he had to redo his career and the kind of legacy he’d like to leave behind. […]

Ricky Staub and Dan Walser: Concrete Cowboy Filmmakers

Episode 7: May 2021

Writer/Director Ricky Staub and Producer Dan Walser of the Netflix hit movie Concrete Cowboy, starring Idris Elba, discuss the story behind the making of the movie, their company’s program to help the incarcerated, and how suffering has impacted each of their lives. […]

Emily Swallow: Actress on The Mandalorian, Supernatural, SEAL Team

Episode 6: May 2021

Actress Emily Swallow shares her experience starring as The Armorer in The Mandalorian, in Supernatural, and on the CBS show SEAL Team. She formerly played a key role in The Mentalist, and performed in many other parts in film as well as on stage. […]

Allen Wolf: Hollywood’s Biggest Night!

Episode 5: April 2021

Filmmaker Allen Wolf shares some surprising facts and trivia about the Academy Awards®, and his own experience being an Oscar® best man. We’re also giving away prizes to listeners of the show. […]

Sheryl J. Anderson: Creator of Sweet Magnolias

Episode 4: April 2021

Sheryl J. Anderson, the Creator and Executive Producer of the Netflix show, Sweet Magnolias, talks about how she started as a storyteller, the way her life experience made her uniquely qualified to create this hit show, and how her faith has played a crucial role for her as an artist. She also talks about what’s important in her life and how she has been able to get where she is today. […]

Harry Yoon: Editor of Minari & Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Episode 3: March 2021

Harry reveals how Minari was created and some of the challenges they experienced in the making of this award-winning, Oscar-nominated movie. Harry talks about how he started as an editor, what it’s like working on an independent film versus a major studio film, and how he keeps himself inspired as an artist and sharpened as an editor. Surviving in Hollywood means that Harry […]

Daniel K. Hoh: Writer on Grey’s Anatomy Spinoff Station 19

Episode 2: March 2021

Daniel K. Hoh, a writer from ABC’s Station 19 and his wife Deborah King talk about his career and the joys and challenges of being married in Hollywood. Dan and Deb first met at a rooftop restaurant in Santa Monica on a cool fall evening in 2010. She was a lawyer and he was an ER doctor. After getting married in 2013, Deb switched her career to corporate healthcare and made a job […]

Sarah Drew: Actress on Grey’s Anatomy

Episode 1: March 2021

Sarah Drew talks about her career, the definition of success in Hollywood, her roles on Madmen, Everwood, and Glee, the advice Ed Harris gave to her when she was filming her first movie, what grounds her in the ups and downs of Hollywood, and more in this candid and inspiring conversation. Sarah Drew’s first job was providing the voice role of “Stacy Rowe” on the animated […]