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I’m Michael Rosenbaum, I’ve spent the better part of the last two decades in and out of film and television - mostly known for playing the bald dude on the show Smallville. I’m the guy that you probably don’t know by name, but when you see my face you might say “oh, that guy from that thing.” I’ve befriended some of the most talented people in the business, but it wasn’t until I started inviting them into my home that I realized, I didn’t really know these people. What started as me having s ...
 
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Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars, Walker) brings his cheerful and bright attitude to this week's episode and discusses his experience as a hopeless romantic, his teenage angst, and how he’s managed to stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ avoiding downward spirals in this industry. Keegan opens up on his relationship with his late father and how he’s …
 
Maggie Lawson (Psych, Santa Clarita Diet) stops by this week’s podcast for an in-depth and emotional discussion about relationships, divorce as a child and adult, and the anxiety that comes with starting out in Hollywood. Maggie discusses her wild journey of moving from Kentucky to Los Angeles and becoming an actress. We also discuss the difficult …
 
From growing up on a sailboat to becoming Balthazar in Supernatural, Sebastian Roché joins the show this week to share all in his journey through mental health in this industry. Sebastian discusses his early childhood surrounding life on a boat and his tumultuous relationship with his father. We talk about prior relationships, how love and connecti…
 
The very brave and charismatic David Harewood (Supergirl, Homeland) joins us this week and opens up about his battle with mental illness and how it shaped his life. David shares how acting and friendship both literally saved his life from his own psychosis; a big reason he’s made it a point to bring more awareness to the field of mental health. Lat…
 
Charisma Carpenter (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins us this week and shares a jaw dropping story of bravery and survival in an unthinkable situation. She later opens up on her journey throughout her career, how acting wasn’t always her first choice, but how falling into it changed her life forever. Charisma discusses her anxiety surrounding …
 
The legendary and iconic Robert Englund joins us this week to discuss various topics surrounding the Nightmare on Elm Street series and his early start of being an actor. Robert discusses growing up as a Valley boy and how he transitioned from wanting to be a lawyer who surfed in his free time to a world-wide phenomenon actor. We discuss an insane …
 
Erika Christensen (Parenthood) joins us this week to discuss, in part, the politicization of very non-political health related issues that deal with a more natural lifestyle. We get an update on what life is like being a mother of two and a wild and beautiful story of how her second child was born. As we close, we talk about her experience with Sci…
 
Amazing episode this week. Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) and Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) join us this week to talk about their bond built off of The Lost Boys, being intimidated by other actors, and what it was like growing up with Hollywood royalty in their families. Kiefer and Jason reminisce on how they met and how they each devel…
 
John Glover (Smallville, Fear the Walking Dead) joins us this week and opens up on the idea of working as you age in this industry. We also get into some classic BTS moments from Smallville, John’s experience of working on Fear the Walking Dead during the zombie-apocalypse year we’ve just had, pandy vaccines, and his run-ins with legendary Freddie …
 
The man who lives a self diagnosed ‘edited life’ Howie Mandel joins us this week to discuss different topics ranging from his early beginnings in stand-up comedy to his continuous battle of thriving in show biz with OCD. We discuss Howie’s marriage, the stigma surrounding mental health, and coping mechanisms that people use in times of distress. Ho…
 
The lovable Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy) returns to the show this week and talks about being content with one’s mortality, life within the Covid-19 pandemic, and overcoming stigmas within the mental health field. Sean gives an update with the Patty Duke Mental Health Organization and how he started his own charity called Run Third. We also …
 
Robert Benedict and Richard Speight (Supernatural, Kings of Con) join us today to discuss the many different challenges that come with parenting and relationships, specifically during the craziness of this past year. We talk about how Richard and Robert met, the formation of their podcast The Kings of Con, and fun times at conventions. Richard and …
 
The talented and very humble Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Me Before You) joins us this week and discusses the challenges of playing various characters after being a part of one of the world’s largest pop culture phenomenons. Matthew delves deep into his inner defense mechanisms when viewing his own work, never letting his career define his life, an…
 
The iconic Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The Patriot) joins this week and discusses his unique creative process that has contributed to his ongoing success and respect in this industry. Jason reflects in different moments on missed opportunities that he passed on while emphasizing the importance of not getting stuck in the ideology of the ‘grass alwa…
 
Steve-O (Jackass, Wild Ride!) joins me this week and shares the surprising family dynamic during his childhood and exactly how it led to him becoming the Steve-O we know and love today. Steve-O opens up on how, specifically, his father’s respect and approval provided a massive boost to his self confidence as he began his career in entertainment, wh…
 
Zachary Levi (Shazam!, Chuck) goes deep into his mental health journey this week, opening up about his realization of just how ‘ungood’ he was despite the accomplishments and great things happening in his life. Zach goes on to share his newfound understanding for the dopamine he received by working and how during this pandy he’s had a more clear re…
 
Katie Cassidy (Arrow, Supernatural) joins us this week and reflects on how her crazy upbringing molded her to become independent and how difficult this is when peers see it as being standoffish. Katie shares her struggle to make it on her own at a very young age, despite what some would assume she was given based on her family name. We also share s…
 
Michael Cudlitz (TWD, Clarice) joins me this week to talk, in part, about his growth in this industry from set construction on 90210, to acting in major serieses like Band of Brothers and The Walking Dead, and eventually leading to directing opportunities along the way. Michael opens up on the fragility of life and the importance of setting goals y…
 
Listen as an old pal Bob Saget (Full House, Here For You) joins us to share laughs and jabs through serious conversations of loss and grief. Bob talks about using humor and literal onstage performance to numb the loss of loved ones throughout his career. He talks about how it’s a balancing act of grieving and ensuring ‘the show goes on.’ We had a t…
 
About time we had me old neighbor Zach Braff on the show. Zach (Scrubs, Garden State) joins us this week and opens up on some of his lifelong anxieties, crippling pet peeves, and natural neurosis he deals with. Zach talks a lot about his experience in the industry… everything from being a workaholic who doesn’t idle well to the idea of peers wantin…
 
Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Longmire) joins us this week to talk in part about her role in The Mandalorian. She shares the behind the scenes grind that contributed to the ‘sudden’ overnight success that the public has seen with her big break on the show. Katee also opens up on some difficult experiences that woke her up to the idea of being mo…
 
Absolute legend on the podcast this week. Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusers) joins to share his story of overcoming adversity early in his life and chasing his passion for acting while scraping by to provide as a father and husband. Ernie opens up early in this episode on the importance for him to be a good father, because of the lack of one he had growing…
 
Smallville's Clark Kent/ Superman Is Back... Tom Welling joins the show this week and opens up a ton on the idea of creativity, and the lack of that when operating out of anger and being in survival mode. Tom talks about opening up to the idea of being genuine and authentic and shedding the false idea of perfection. We also get into trickle down em…
 
WWE Legend Chris Jericho (WWE, Talk Is Jericho) joins me this week to talk about his experience throughout his life overcoming peer and public stigmas while pursuing his dreams in wrestling, music, film, and more. Chris really hammers home the idea of passion fueled perseverance in this episode, so for anyone looking for a little boost, this is a m…
 
Clancy Brown (Shawshank, SpongeBob) joins me this week to share his personal experience with impostor syndrome throughout his career from its inception to highlights like The Shawshank Redemption. Clancy talks about how the industry had changed over the decades and how he feels blessed to have found voice acting for the presence it allows him to ke…
 
Erica Durance (Smallville, Saving Hope) joins me this week to share the anxiety and stress of going behind the scenes working in casting to in front of the camera on Smallville. Erica opens up on the different ways that she’s felt that she didn’t belong both in her personal and professional life. We also get into her thoughts and experience with po…
 
Chris and Brandon discuss how UF clinched the SEC east, and how FSU prepares for Duke. UF has a failing LSU team coming to the Swamp. UCF accepts the Boca Raton Bowl. Contact us: www.floridafocuspodcast.com Support us: www.patreon.com/floridafocuspodcastBy Florida Focus: A College Football Podcast
 
Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly) joins me this week for an episode largely centered around the idea of managing expectations throughout life. Nathan shares how he’s had to manage expectations of new projects after personal experience with disappointing ones that he thought would be hits and others that were surprise cult classics. He also talks abo…
 
No Seminole game for the 2nd straight week, but the season will continue after all. The Gators handle business, but how is it viewed in the lens of the Alabama matchup? Chris and Brandon discuss. www.floridafocuspodcast.com www.patreon.com/floridafocuspodcastBy Florida Focus: A College Football Podcast
 
Timothy Omundson (Psych) joins me this week and pours it all out about his heartbreaking experience with the freak accident stroke he suffered during the zenith of his career and the best shape of his life. Timothy opens up on making the conscious decision to stay strong and overcome this obstacle for the sake of his family and the desire to not le…
 
Chris and Brandon discuss the Gator's victory over Vandy, and how it SEEMS worse than it really is. FSU/Clemson is canceled last minute and Dabo is upset. UCF almost upsets Cincy. www.floridafocuspodcast.com www.patreon.com/floridafocuspodcastBy Florida Focus: A College Football Podcast
 
The most diverse, unromantic, hetero non-power couple Dulé Hill and James Roday Rodriguez ( Psych) join me this week on the show. The guys talk about the sustained success they’ve been able to build off of Psych throughout the years on set by not taking themselves too seriously, respecting all cast and crew to a high degree, and treating everyone w…
 
Should FSU fans be worried? Is UF on the way to challenge Alabama? Chris and Brandon discuss. Plus UCF has their biggest test of the season in Cincy. www.floridafocuspodcast.com www.patreon.com/floridafocuspodcastBy Florida Focus: A College Football Podcast
 
Chris Daughtry (Daughtry, American Idol) joins me this week to reflect on the evolution of his career from his break on American Idol, to topping Billboard after releasing the fastest selling debut rock album in history, to getting inspired by Ryan Reynolds to join the Masked Singer. Chris opens up on the attitude he had earlier in his career with …
 
Brandon makes an obscure Renaissance parallel between FSU and Michaelangelo. Chris breaks down how UGA could not defend the Wheel Route and let UF win. A whip around the state of Florida is also due. www.floridafocuspodcast.com www.patreon.com/floridafocuspodcast https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/magazine/davids-ankles-how-imperfections-could-brin…
 
The cast of Justice League reunites this week on the pod ahead of the saga’s 20 Year Reunion. Listen as George Newbern (Superman), Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern), Susan Eisenberg (Wonderwoman), Maria Canals-Barrera (Hawkgirl), Carl Lumbly (Martian Manhunter), and myself (The Flash) discuss the impact and experience this show had on us at the time and …
 
Chris and Brandon recap the Gator home victory, and discuss Mullen's temper :) FSU prepares for a struggling Pitt team, while UF has to face a playoff contender in UGA. www.patreon.com/floridafocuspodcast www.floridafocuspodcast.comBy Florida Focus: A College Football Podcast
 
What better way to rebound from Halloween than with the man himself, Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Ash vs. Evil Dead). Bruce joins us this week and sheds light on the idea of his “third act” in life and how much it differs from his early Hollywood pursuits. We also get into some reflections on the Evil Dead franchise, his state of burnout during Ash v…
 
This week we receive an emergency appearance from Stephen Amell (Arrow, Heels) who drops some bombshell information about his recent experience while on set shooting his new show Heels. Hear why a surprise positive test left him questioning his future, left him experiencing severe guilt for his cast and crew, and left him feeling not as invincible …
 
While the Gators take a COVID19 break, the Seminoles defeat UNC in huge fashion. UCF falls to Memphis on the road, and USF had us all believing they would pull out a victory. Miami gets back on track. www.floridafocuspodcast.com www.patreon.com/floridafocuspodcast Donate diapers: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/27AVC5Z6LM3WY?&sort=default&pld…
 
Kevin Smith joins us this week to discuss his roller coaster experience in this industry from surprised early fame with Clerks, to battling a sophomore slump with Mallrats, and eventually maturing to a level of creating without worrying about peer or critic approval. Kevin gets deep into the idea of attaining early success and the feeling of always…
 
Sarah Edmondson (TheVow) joins us this week and shares her entire experience in NXIVM, a cult connected with Smallville co-star Allison Mack and known for manipulating its members emotionally, financially, and sexually. Sarah talks about how the cult’s leaders dismantled the intuition of its followers by erasing their moral compass. She also gets i…
 
Dax Shepard (Armchair Expert, CHiPS) returns to the show this week and we unpack a lot… like a lot a lot. Amazing episode this week. We get into everything from discussions between ego and necessity, to irrational fears of financial insecurity fueling motivation, even to the idea of truly loving oneself. A very open and honest free flowing conversa…
 
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