Jarrett Siefert

Jarrett Seifert, co-host of Bombs Away, sat down with me immediately after I recorded with his co-host Jonathan Young (see episode 87) in their recording studio in the projection booth of the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, CA, to talk about the movies that made him who he is.  Listen in, as we discuss scrappy villains, two year binges, Hot Topic ads, and background comedy noise.

Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young, co-host of Bombs Away , invited me into the recording studio in the projection booth of the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, CA, to talk about the movies that made him who he is.  Listen in, as we discuss childhood in a cabinet, singing history, striving for Stratton, and words for the unwordable.


WonderCon 2018

I spent two days at this year's WonderCon Anaheim and had a great time talking with a whole bunch of truly amazing creators throughout Artist's Alley.  I asked each artist to tell me about one movie that influenced them to be who they are.  While I was there, I also caught up with a couple past guests of the show, who were selling their awesome artwork to the throngs of con-goers. 

Jackie Kashian

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Jackie Kashian, comedian and host of The Dork Forest and The Jackie and Laurie Show podcasts sat down with me to chat about the movies that influenced her to be the woman she is today.  Join us, as we discuss Opie moments, vagina altars, cussing with integrity, and basement time machines.

*My apologies for the sound issues on this episode.  I swear we were in the same room!  Happily, Jackie's side of the conversation came through loud and clear, and she's the one you really want to hear from, anyway!*

Mysterie Peña

Mysterie Peña, President of the Santa Monica College Gender and Sexuality Alliance and co-host of Lunch Meats podcast, sat down with me for a delightfully nerdy discussion of the movies that made him who he is today.  Join us, as we chat about Steve Martin's Beatles, lesbian spies, how to address the easily offended, and Nerdist nerddom.

Ron Placone

Ron Placone, comedian, co-host of 5 Chords and The Truth podcast, producer/writer/panelist on The Jimmy Dore Show podcast, and host of Get Your News On with Ron (Facebook and Live.me), sits down with me to talk about the movies that most influenced him.  Join us, as we discuss micro-revolutions, sinking Titanics, subconscious dickheads, and vacant shoes.

Jordan Brady

Jordan Brady, Director of the documentaries I Am Comic, I Am Road Comic, and I Am Battle Comic, along with numerous television commercials, and host of Respect The Process podcast, share an absolute love-fest as we chat about his influential movies.  Join us, as we discuss hanging stories, the Flintstone Flop, podcast life lessons, and push button horror.

Giovannie Espiritu

Giovannie Espiritu, actor in Paranormal Huntresses and Dyke Central, as well as numerous TV appearances, recently sat down with me to share the movies that influenced her to be who she is today. Join us, as we discuss getting hit in the gut, the purity of terrible movies, being The Walking Dead, and Kylego futures.

Josh Saltzman

I sat down with television writer Josh Saltzman, who I had the pleasure of working with on the animated series Pete The Cat for Amazon Prime.  Listen in, as we get to know each other better, while discussing grandfather humor, closeted memories, schizophrenic llamas, and manic frogs.

3rd Anniversary Celebration!

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Join in the fun as I bring together past guests and continuing fans for a lively and wide-ranging group conversation to celebrate Movies Made Me's 3rd anniversary! Pull up a chair and enjoy the party at "Gonzalez Studios"! 

You'll spend time with these awesome friends of the show:

Jeff "Swampy" Marsh:  Creator/Executive Producer of Phineas & Ferb and Milo Murphy's Law on Disney Channel and Disney XD, head honcho of Surfer Jack Productions, Executive Producer of Pete the Cat on Amazon Prime. Hear his his influential movies on episode 7, and his appearances on episodes 26 (1st anniversary celebration) & 57 (2nd anniversary celebration). Twitter: @mmonogram.

Alisa Gonzalez:  Our host at "Gonzalez Studios," and Movies Made Me superfan. Twitter: @thisalisa.

Joe Meyers:  Co-host of The Podcast Macabre and our host at "Gonzalez Studios". Twitter: @thatjoemeyers.

Darcy Staniforth: Academic Advisor for California State University Fullerton, writer for Cinema Sentries, and voice actor for Puppet Hunt. Hear her influential movies on episode 68. Twitter: @darcystaniforth.

Julia Bradford:  Movies Made Me superfan and "booking manager". Twitter: @pmknqwn.

Mike Matola:  Artist/Designer of Line By Line Posters, performer/writer with Haymaker Comedy, and amazing furniture maker. Hear his influential movies on episode 6. Twitter: @mikematola.

LA Podcast Festival 2017 Part 4 featuring Chris Mancini, Samm Levine & Todd Glass

Welcome to the last of the four special episodes recorded in the Podcast Lab during the 6th annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, CA, October 6-8, 2017.  As was the case in 2015 and 2016, I had an amazing time at the festival and am extremely grateful to Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini, Dave Anthony and the whole LA PodFest crew, for all the time and effort they put into creating this annual highlight of the podcasting year.  I'll continue to hold out hope for a 2018 festival, so I can again enjoy a weekend of collaboration to bring you these fun special episodes.

I spent the weekend recording  in the Podcast Lab with fellow podcasters and special guests.  I asked new friends to tell me about one film that influenced them to be who they are, and had old friends sit down to catch-up with me.  In this episode, you'll hear from:

  • Darcy Staniforth, LA PodFest volunteer, writer for Cinema Sentries, and voice actor on Puppet Hunt podcast.  Hear her influential films on episode 68 of Movies Made Me.

  • Chris Mancini, comedian, co-founder of the Los Angeles Podcast Festival, co-host of Comedy Film Nerds podcast, and Conversations from the Abyss podcast .

  • Levi Burns, host of Real Life With Levi podcast.

  • Tarik Naylor, podcast fan, aspiring comedian, and host of Randomly Relevant podcast.

  • Joe Meyers, co-host of Podcast Macabre.

  • Samm Levine, comedian, actor, star of Crunch Time (available on iTunes), and co-host of Kevin Pollak's Chat Show.

  • Ali Handal, recording artist, and author of Guitar for Girls.

  • Martin, host of Frightfully Uninformed podcast.

  • Finally, we teamed with Brendan Creecy of Radio Brendoman podcast to bring you an end-of-festival conversation with Todd Glass, comedian, and host of The Todd Glass Show podcast.

LA Podcast Festival 2017 Part 3, featuring Jackie Kashian, Mike Schmidt, Jonathan Sadowski & Paul Gilmartin

Welcome to the third of four special episodes recorded in the Podcast Lab during the 6th annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, CA, October 6-8, 2017.  The Podcast Lab is a noisy, frenetic environment, which you'll undoubtedly hear in these recordings, because it is a place of creativity and collaboration between podcasters and fans.  Attending LA PodFest is the absolute highlight of the year for me and I hope the energy and excitement of the weekend is conveyed in what you'll hear in this episode.

I spent the weekend recording  in the Podcast Lab with fellow podcasters and special guests.  I asked new friends to tell me about one film that influenced them to be who they are, and had old friends sit down to catch-up with me.  In this episode, you'll hear from:

  • Perla X. Caballero-Hoblit, podcast fan and Movies Made Me listener.

  • Chris Troutt, author of the recently released book We'll Be Right Back!: Televisions Reunions, Revivals and Reboots .

  • Mike Schmidt, comedian, host of The 40 Year-Old Boy podcast.

  • John Sharappa, podcast fan and former comedian.

  • Jackie Kashian, comedian, host of The Dork Forest and The Jackie And Laurie Show.

  • Travis Clark, actor/writer, co-host of Quick Question podcast.

  • Jonathan Sadowski, actor on Freeform TV's Young & Hungry, co-host of Quick Question podcast.

  • Will Runyon, Jr., host of the upcoming Processing podcast.

  • Paul Gilmartin, comedian, host of Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast.

LA Podcast Festival 2017 Part 2, featuring Graham Elwood, Bert Kreischer, Gareth Reynolds & Dave Anthony

Welcome to the second of our four special episodes recorded in the Podcast Lab during the 6th annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, CA, October 6-8, 2017.  While the change of location from previous festivals presented its own unique set of challenges to those of us in the Lab, we were able to sit down and record with some amazing people, and hope you'll enjoy the conversations as much as we did.

We spent the weekend recording  in the Podcast Lab with our fellow podcasters and special guests.  We asked new friends to tell us about one film that influenced them to be who they are, and had old friends sit down to catch-up with us.  In this episode, you'll hear from:

  • Gary Serje, podcast fan.

  • Graham Elwood, comedian, founder of the Los Angeles Podcast Festival, and host of Comedy Film Nerds and Political Vigilante podcasts.

  • Cassie, co-host of Mixed Feelings

  • Amanda, co-host of Mixed Feelings

  • Bryan Clar, commentator for Almost Famous Paintball League, and member of the Mixed Feelings Mafia.

  • Bert Kreischer, comedian, and host of Bertcast 

  • Alisa Gonzalez, Movies Made Me fan and location host for our 2nd Anniversary Celebration recording.

  • Rob Flanagan, co-host of Popping The Cherrywood 

  • Manny Matos, co-host of Popping The Cherrywood 

  • Gareth Reynolds, comedian, actor, co-author of  The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History, and co-host of The Dollop

  • Dave Anthony, comedian, actor, co-author of  The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History, founder of the Los Angeles Podcast Festival, and co-host of The Dollop.

LA Podcast Festival 2017, featuring Murray Valeriano, Greg Behrendt & KC Wayland

Welcome to the first of four special episodes recorded in the Podcast Lab during the 6th annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, CA, October 6-8, 2017.  Rumors abounded this year that it might be the final LA Podcast Festival, but we're keeping our fingers crossed for another one next year, so we can again bring you our annual compilation episodes from the event.  The festival is an amazing, creative weekend for podcasters and fans, alike.  Our continued thanks to Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini and Dave Anthony for creating and producing this annual highlight.

We spent the weekend recording  in the Podcast Lab with our fellow podcasters and special guests.  We asked new friends to tell us about one film that influenced them to be who they are, and had old friends sit down to catch-up with us.  In this episode, you'll hear from:

  • Andrew Linde, founder of the Benview Network, and co-host of Nothing New: A Remake Podcast and Super Mario Brothers Minute. 

  • KC Wayland, creator of the wildly popular We're Alive audio drama podcast and author of Bombs Always Beep: Creating Modern Audio Theater. 

  • Ron Placone, comedian, and co-host of The Jimmy Dore Show and 5 Chords and The Truth podcast.

  • Greg Behrendt, comedian, and host of Rock Out With Your Doc Out podcast.

  • Alice Fraser, comedian, and host of Tea With Alice podcast.

  • Diana Rojek-Skonnord, co-host of Happily Ever Aftermath podcast.

  • Polina Grinbaum, co-host of Happily Ever Aftermath podcast.

  • Murray Valeriano, comedian, and host of Road Stories podcast.

Justin Quizon

Justin Quizon, co-host of Nothing New: A Remake Podcast and Benview on Spielberg, writer for Agents of GUARD, and co-creator of the Shining Yuusha comic, sits down with us to discuss the movies that made him who he is today.  Join us, as we discuss random superhero volunteers, flying ladders, freaky boat rides, and silly English kings.

Long Beach Comic Con 2017

We bring you another episode in our continuing Comic Con adventures.  Come along as we roam the exhibition floor at Long Beach Comic Con and hear the latest updates from past Movies Made Me guests, as well as an influential film from each of our brand new friends.  In this episode, you'll hear from:

Janet Joyce Holden - Author of the The Origins of Blood book series, as well as Carousel and it's sequel The Only Red is Blood.

Mike Matola - Artist and all-around amazing human.  Artwork at linebylineposters.com. 

Dan Gvozden - Host of Amazing Spider Talk podcast and editor of the Superior Spider Talk website.

Dylan Campbell - Artist and creator of Scared By The Bell webcomic.

Jennifer Redelle Carey - Creativity coach and Access Bars Facilitator. 

Geoffrey Ashley - Creator and writer of Frontiers comic book. 

Dawn Bourn - Owner/creator of Managed Chaos Events.

Daniel "Bad Apple" Ramirez - Artist and creator of Repo: Thief for Hire comic books.