I don't know about you but I LOVE podcasts (I even had one of my own!) I listen to them all of the time - when I'm hiking, sitting in LA traffic, cleaning my apartment, whatever - and I especially love podcasts where actors talk about their journey. It is so inspiring to hear that Jenna Fischer (Pam from "The Office") struggled in LA for 8 years before booking her iconic role, that actors are people who have struggled and fought for what they have now. So I have made a list of podcasts to keep you inspired and help you not feel alone in this crazy, wild, magical city while perusing your dreams!
Off Camera With Sam Jones
This was the first actor-interview podcast I found a few years ago and it is still one of my favorites. Sam Jones is a photographer that goes deep into the past and careers of some of Hollywood's biggest stars. According to the show's website "Off Camera is hosted by director/photographer Sam Jones, who created the show out of his passion for the long form conversational interview, and as a way to share his conversations with a myriad of artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and writers that pique his interest.
Because the best conversations happen Off Camera." | Listen Here
That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse
I found this podcast a few months ago when Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars, Life Sentence) advertised that she was going to be on the show and boy! do I love it! Alyshia is so sweet and detailed with her guests. She interviews actors who are making a living as actors, and some you've heard of, but others are relatable working actors who are making a living and doing what they love. The audio isn't the best every episode but there is so much actors can pick up in each episode that are so helpful and inspiring. According to the show's website: "Honest, humorous and inspirational conversations with your favorite on-screen storytellers and Hollywood influencers who reveal their most life changing audition tales and the survival skills they’ve collected along the way."| Listen Here
Kahnversations Podcast By Ryan Bailey
If you've lived in Los Angeles for any amount of time (or maybe even if you haven't) you've probably heard of famed acting teacher Lesly Kahn. Her studio is a powerhouse and a great resource for actors. And one of those resources is the Kahnersations podcast hosted by LK Staff Member Ryan Bailey. According to the show's description "So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! 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 the hills? Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences." | Listen Here
Backstage did an article on a bunch of others and I haven't listened to most of them, but click here if you would like to!
Until next time!
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Thank you for stopping by. My name is Ansley and I am a creative being. With not much to show for it. Feel the same?! Welcome! For all of you artists out there who are just hanging in there - this is for you!