Happy Sad Confused

257 EpisodesProduced by MTV Podcast Network w/ Josh Horowitz

On Happy Sad Confused, Josh Horowitz gets nerdy and intimate with the biggest movie stars and filmmakers on the planet. Each and every week, you’ll hear in-depth, career-spanning conversations with everyone from Emma Stone and Hugh Jackman to Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino. If you’ve ever wanted … read more

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Terry Gilliam, Vol. II

April 16th, 2019

38:53

After years and years of false starts and absurdly bad luck, Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" is here at last and the great filmmaker himself returns to "Happy Sad Confused" to talk all about it and his …

Milla Jovovich

April 9th, 2019

48:09

Milla Jovovich has become a genre queen thanks to "The Fifth Element", "Resident Evil", and so much more. And now she's back in the new "Hellboy" opposite "Happy Sad Confused" fave David Harbour!  

Colin Farrell

March 26th, 2019

53:00
How did Colin Farrell, the former notorious bad boy of the 2000s turn into the wholesome star of "Dumbo"? It's been a long strange for Colin and he …

Oscar Isaac

March 19th, 2019

49:42
Oscar Isaac might seem like the busiest actor working today but don't cry for him, he's actually on a break, and luckily for us he's taking a break from that break to catch up with Josh about his new Netflix movie, …

Ricky Gervais

March 13th, 2019

52:30

Ricky Gervais joins Josh to ponder the great mysteries of the universe: life, death, whether you'd rather be two feet shorter or taller, all the important stuff. Plus Ricky talks about his new Netflix series, "After …

Nina Dobrev

March 1st, 2019

51:50

Nina Dobrev stops by "Happy Sad Confused" to talk her new CBS sitcom, "Fam", and have a little tequila!

Christoph Waltz

February 5th, 2019

48:06
Two time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz stops by "Happy Sad Confused" this week to discuss his beginnings in Vienna and New York, why he's a self-avowed snob, and his new film, "Alita: Battle Angel".

Daniel Radcliffe, Vol. II

February 1st, 2019

51:57

Daniel Radcliffe returns to "Happy Sad Confused" to discuss his new comedy series "Miracle Workers", why he hasn't seen "Harry Potter & the Cursed Child", and more!

Andrew Rannells

January 23rd, 2019

50:04

You know him from Broadway ("The Book of Mormon") and TV ("Girls") and now you can add author to Andrew Rannell's list of credits! Andrew joins Josh to talk about his new memoir and his new Showtime series, "Black …

Samuel L. Jackson, Vol. II

January 16th, 2019

41:13

Samuel L. Jackson, the coolest man in the universe returns to "Happy Sad Confused" to discuss "Glass", Nick Fury's future, Star Wars, & more!

Tatiana Maslany

January 8th, 2019

55:22
By now you probably know how insanely talented Tatiana Maslany is from her multi-award winning performance (or is that performances?) in "Orphan …

Felicity Jones

January 1st, 2019

50:24

We're ringing in a new year of "Happy Sad Confused" with a brilliant portrayal of a living icon. Felicity Jones joins Josh to talk about playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the new film, "On the Basis of Sex", her anxiety …

Adam McKay

December 19th, 2018

47:36

He's a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, a former head writer for Saturday Night Live, and an Oscar winning filmmaker behind everything from "Anchorman" and "Step-Brothers" to "The Big Short"! Adam McKay …

James Wan

December 12th, 2018

47:33

James Wan is no stranger to big challenges but his latest film, "Aquaman" may be his biggest yet. The result is an ambitious blend of sci-fi/fantasy, …

Elizabeth Debicki

December 5th, 2018

43:40
It was only five years ago that Elizabeth Debicki made her first big splash on the big screen, plucked from virtual obscurity by Baz Luhrmann to star …

Diego Luna

November 28th, 2018

51:28

Sit back and enjoy the infectious positive spirit that is Diego Luna's. He's got a lot to be excited about on this visit to "Happy Sad Confused", with "Narcos: Mexico" earning rave reviews since dropping on Netflix. …

Ben Stiller

November 13th, 2018

55:14

Ben Stiller makes his "Happy Sad Confused" debut to talk about directing the new limited series, "Escape at Dannemora", his various films from "The Cable Guy" to "Tropic Thunder" and his love of "Star Trek".  

Jason Reitman

November 6th, 2018

56:28

Jason Reitman just can't stop giving us to this year with not one but two exceptional films! The Academy Award nominated director of "Juno" and "Up in the Air" joins Josh on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused" to …

Richard E. Grant

October 30th, 2018

48:00

Richard E. Grant joins Josh to talk about his illustrious career, from "Withnail & I" to "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and the upcoming new Star Wars film. He even puts up with Josh's obsession with "Hudson Hawk". A …

Jodie Whittaker

October 23rd, 2018

44:46
The doctor is in! Sure "Happy Sad Confused" has welcomed "Doctor Who" veterans like Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the past but here is a first--the …

Damien Chazelle, Vol. II

October 16th, 2018

48:40
You'd be hard pressed to find a more impressive trio of films in a young filmmakers' career than Damien Chazelle's trifecta of "Whiplash", "La La …

Sam Elliott

October 10th, 2018

50:37
It's not just about the voice and the mustache but those two things certainly don't hurt. Sam Elliott is one of the last links to the old Hollywood …

Kathryn Hahn, Vol. II

October 3rd, 2018

42:03
Kathryn is a "Happy Sad Confused" original, her first visit coming on just the fifth episode! Yet somehow it's been four years since she's visited Josh's office so there's a lot to catch up on, from her work with Jill …

Bill Pullman

September 19th, 2018

55:49
Bill Pullman may have been something of a late bloomer, never setting foot on a film set until his early 30s, but once his career was launched, there …

Toronto Film Festival Special with Timothee Chalamet (Vol. II)/Elisabeth Moss

September 13th, 2018

33:14
It's a special edition of "Happy Sad Confused" straight from the Toronto International Film Festival! With Josh running around the fest talking to dozens of actors and filmmakers, we present two conversations, one a …

Paul Feig

September 5th, 2018

54:01
Not only is Paul Feig the most dapper director to walk into the offices of "Happy Sad Confused" but he always brings the goods too. From "Freaks …

Domhnall Gleeson, Vol. III

August 29th, 2018

42:58
It only seems like "Happy Sad Confused" has a Gleeson on every week what with Brendan making his debut a few weeks back and returning champion Domhnall back in the hot seat for a third time on this episode. 

But there's …

Chris Weitz

August 22nd, 2018

55:42
Don't even try to pin down Chris Weitz's career, it's a fruitless endeavor. From "American Pie" to "About a Boy" to writing a Star Wars movie, to helming a fact based thriller like "Operation Finale", the only …

Lauren Cohan

August 14th, 2018

46:28
Please excuse Josh and his guest, Lauren Cohan, if they're a little punch drunk on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused". Chalk it up to a post Comic-Con fog but for you lucky listeners that means an entertaining chat …

Brendan Gleeson

August 8th, 2018

56:29
You don't have to have the last name Gleeson to be a great actor but it certainly doesn't seem to hurt. If you're a "Happy Sad Confused" listener you already know Domhnall but today it's time to recognize the …

Christian Slater (plus Sam Heughan, Vol. II)

July 31st, 2018

52:43
We've jammed so much "Happy Sad Confused" goodness into this episode it's almost too good to be true! The proceedings get off to a fun start with returning favorite guest Sam Heughan dropping in to say a quick hello to …

Betty Gilpin

July 26th, 2018

44:18
It's been an eventful two years for Betty Gilpin. The daughter of two character actors who never got the role that made them a household name, she …

Julie Taymor

July 18th, 2018

27:16
It's been 11 years since "Across the Universe" was released in theaters and today it remains no less miraculous than it was then. Featuring over 30 …

Alex Wolff

July 10th, 2018

50:57
He's only 20 with a handful of film credits on his resume but it's clear Alex Wolff has a lot of wind at his back. A supporting role in the billion …

Zachary Quinto

June 26th, 2018

1:02:11
By night, Zachary Quinto is stealing scenes in the revival of the Broadway hit play "The Boys in the Band" and by day he's pretty busy too -- shooting a guest spot on a hilarious TV show, plotting a myriad of projects …

Nick Offerman

June 20th, 2018

1:06:28
Need a little unadulterated joy in your life? We've got two recommendations for you -- a delightful father/daughter tale called "Hearts Beat Loud" …

Mandy Moore

June 12th, 2018

43:41
You can stop grouping Mandy Moore in with Britney and Christina. Sure, she was discovered seemingly overnight at 15 and was suddenly opening for NSYNC and dominating the MTV airwaves but the truth is that pop star image …

Toni Collette

June 5th, 2018

45:43
Sometimes it takes a twisted little psychological horror movie to remind you that Toni Collette is one of our finest actors working today. Make no …

Dan Stevens, Vol. II

May 22nd, 2018

46:57
Settle in and enjoy the sweet voice of Dan Stevens in his triumphant return to "Happy Sad Confused"! Why triumphant? Well, there's "Legion", now in …

Michael Shannon, Vol. II

May 15th, 2018

56:04
It's an all too rare treat for the spirit animal of "Happy Sad Confused", Michael Shannon, to stop by, but it's always worth the wait. On this visit with Josh, the two dissect their odd relationship, contemplate the …

Joe & Anthony Russo, Vol. II (Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Interview!)

May 7th, 2018

45:21
SPOILER ALERT: We mean it. Every second of this podcast will spoil "Avengers: Infinity War" so if you haven't seen it yet, this is not the podcast for you.

Still there? Great. On this special edition of "Happy Sad …

Joshua Jackson

May 1st, 2018

55:02
It's two Joshuas for the price of one on this edition of "Happy Sad Confused" with Joshua Jackson making his debut on the podcast! Speaking of …

Aubrey Plaza

April 26th, 2018

47:28
If you think you know Aubrey Plaza from her character on "Parks & Recreation" or her delightfully deadpan talk show appearances, you've only seen …

Martin Freeman

April 23rd, 2018

54:07
If you've listened to "Happy Sad Confused" before, you know we love our Brits around here so of course it was inevitable that we'd welcome Martin Freeman to the show. And as you might expect, Martin does not disappoint, …

Hayley Atwell

April 17th, 2018

50:01
Marvel may have given Hayley Atwell fame but a television adaptation of a century old novel may end up being the game changer for the actress. On …

Adam DeVine & Anders Holm & Blake Anderson

April 10th, 2018

46:42
You'd think that seven years of a TV show would make Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson, want to take a little break from each other. But …

Simon Pegg

April 3rd, 2018

52:34
Simon Pegg makes a triumphant return to "Happy Sad Confused" on this episode that hits all the proper nerd pleasure centers. Simon can currently be seen in Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One" so of course that sends …

Sean Penn

March 28th, 2018

47:22
Strap yourself in for a chat with one of the greats. Two time Academy Award winner Sean Penn pays his first visit to "Happy Sad Confused" to spread the good word about his debut novel, "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff". 

In …

Ben McKenzie

March 26th, 2018

56:07
Lightning has struck three times for Ben McKenzie when it comes to beloved TV shows but the guy could use a break. 22 hours of TV a year isn't for …

Jeff Goldblum, Vol. II

March 22nd, 2018

59:21
Josh once again remembers what true joy feels like on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused". For Jeff Goldblum, one of the world's most entertaining …

Hugh Jackman & Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

March 20th, 2018

32:54
It's a movie musical trifecta on this edition of "Happy Sad Confused"! Hugh Jackman returns to the show and this time he's brought some very talented friends, the Oscar/Grammy/Tony winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin …

Zoey Deutch

March 6th, 2018

47:03
It's only slightly awkward to welcome Zoey Deutch to an office where a "Back to the Future" poster hangs prominently (her mom is of course Lea Thompson) but luckily Zoey thrives on the slightly awkward. That's why she's …

Heather Graham

February 27th, 2018

45:58
You know Heather Graham for a slew of memorable roles -- whether it's Roller Girl in "Boogie Nights" or Felicity Shagwell in "Austin Powers: The Spy …

Paul Rudd & Justin Theroux

February 21st, 2018

55:59
Come for the effortless charm of Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux but stay for the fart talk. That's right, this episode of "Happy Sad Confused" runs the …

Holly Hunter

February 14th, 2018

56:39
Don't call it a comeback because if you really look at her resume, Holly Hunter has basically been killing it consistently ever since the cameras …

Francis Lawrence

February 6th, 2018

58:33
Whether you know it or not, you've probably seen most of Francis Lawrence's films and likely many of his iconic music videos (he's helmed classics for the likes of Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, and Beyonce). Lawrence …

Rachel Brosnahan

January 30th, 2018

50:56
Let's be honest, a year ago very few people knew who Rachel Brosnahan was. Hell, even a couple months ago, before "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" debuted …

Domhnall Gleeson Vol. II

January 26th, 2018

31:44
It's the 200th episode of "Happy Sad Confused" and what better way to celebrate than to bring back one of our favorite guests, Domhnall Gleeson!

It seems like it's always an embarrassment of riches when Domhnall …

Evan Peters

January 24th, 2018

38:40
In our second episode direct from Park City, Utah, Josh hangs out with Evan Peters on his birthday, while he celebrates his first visit to the Sundance Film Festival. Evan's new film, "American Animals", a bizarre true …

Joe & Anthony Russo

January 22nd, 2018

28:12
Direct from Park City, Utah, "Happy Sad Confused" welcomes the directing tandem that is Joe and Anthony Russo. On this, the 20th anniversary of their first visit to Utah, the brothers reflect on the difference Slamdance …

Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin

January 17th, 2018

59:39
There's a lot of laughter and even some tears on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused". Would you expect anything less from two icons like Jane Fonda …

Garrett Hedlund

January 2nd, 2018

57:47
A new year of “Happy Sad Confused” begins with a newcomer to the podcast, Garrett Hedlund! 

With his latest film, “Mudbound”, Garrett once again proves his taste runs more indie than blockbuster. Plus, he’s got a new …

Christian Bale

December 25th, 2017

51:52
When your name has become a verb to other actors, you know you're doing something right. ie. If you're "pulling a Christian Bale", then you've …

Michael Stuhlbarg

December 17th, 2017

46:04
If there's one scene from a feature film released in 2017 that should go into a time capsule for future actors showing how it's done, it might as …

Claire Foy & Matt Smith

December 14th, 2017

45:17
One would think when you welcome two guests to the podcast, each esteemed British actors, playing no less than Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of …

Timothee Chalamet

December 7th, 2017

54:30
It's all happening very fast for Timothee Chalamet and he knows it. Sure, he's been acting and performing for years but no other 21 year old can …

Kumail Nanjiani

December 6th, 2017

45:42
A year ago Kumail Nanjiani's career was going great. Between a hugely successful stand-up career and a role on the hit series "Silicon Valley", not …

Richard Jenkins

December 4th, 2017

48:33
It's hard to pick a favorite Richard Jenkins performance simply because he's always excellent. Do you love him as the suffering father in …

Armie Hammer

November 29th, 2017

48:01
It would be so easy to hate Armie Hammer. He's been blessed with the kind of looks that would make Captain America roll his eyes. He was born into …

Denis Villeneuve

November 27th, 2017

53:23
It seemed like an impossible proposition for any filmmaker but somehow miraculously Denis Villeneuve achieved the next to impossible -- directing a …

Ben Mendelsohn

November 22nd, 2017

48:21
Ben Mendelsohn admits that only a few years ago he'd all but given up on his dreams of a film career. For a couple decades he'd experienced pockets of success in his home country of Australia but while his …

Jon Bernthal

November 20th, 2017

56:05
Jon Bernthal knows how lucky he is. "Art has saved my life," he says on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused". In truth, it's a lot more than luck that's gotten Bernthal to where he is today, a much in demand actor on …

Josh Hutcherson

November 14th, 2017

46:59
Josh Hutcherson only seems to be the most well adjusted child actor turned young adult performer in Hollywood. In fact, as you'll learn in this …

Kenneth Branagh

November 9th, 2017

54:59
Kenneth Branagh has been nominated for an Academy Award in 5 different categories, acted and directed in critical favorites and blockbusters alike, …

Taika Waititi

October 31st, 2017

49:02
There's no rule that says film directors have to be as entertaining as their films but Taika Waititi is just that. His films, from "What We Do In The …

Adrianne Palicki

October 23rd, 2017

41:56
It's not lost on Adrianne Palicki how tough an iconic TV show is to follow up. But lightning may be striking twice for her as the actress is enjoying …

Sarah Silverman

October 16th, 2017

44:36
It's been an eventful few years for Sarah Silverman and all not necessarily for the better. One need only look at the three dedications on her latest …

Chadwick Boseman

October 9th, 2017

42:53
Chadwick Boseman doesn't get intimidated easily. At least that seems to be the case when you look at the roles he's tackled in his young film career. …

Willem Dafoe

October 3rd, 2017

56:02
For a high school AND college dropout Willem Dafoe has done alright. Actually for anyone Willem Dafoe has done more than alright. He is without a …

Tim Roth

September 26th, 2017

57:23
You can tell a lot about an actor by the filmmakers they've worked with. And if that's the case, there is no one more respected than Tim Roth. From …

Dylan O'Brien

September 15th, 2017

42:16
Dylan O'Brien is at a crossroads in his career and he knows it. On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused", the young actor talks to Josh about the end of one era and perhaps the beginning of another.

Dylan talks about his …

Nicholas Hoult

September 14th, 2017

41:06
Nicholas Hoult returns to "Happy Sad Confused" this week to probe deeper into his food preferences, his recent experimentation with a creepy …

Guillermo del Toro

September 12th, 2017

28:18
Guillermo del Toro was already perhaps the most beloved filmmaker working today by the industry, critics, and movie geeks around the world but now with "The Shape of Water", his latest, he may have achieved another …

Taylor Kitsch

September 8th, 2017

47:23
Taylor Kitsch may always be Tim Riggins to some but he's come a long way from "Friday Night Lights" thanks to memorable roles in "True Detective", …

Lake Bell

September 7th, 2017

50:16
Lake Bell stops by Josh's office this week to talk about her latest directing effort (which she also wrote and stars in), "I Do....Until I Don't" and she brought her mom to boot! 

Josh and Lake talk about love, marriage, …

Kyle MacLachlan

August 31st, 2017

48:52
Through 2 films and one historic television series, Kyle MacLachlan and David Lynch have created one of the great artistic collaborations of our …

Jay Baruchel

August 31st, 2017

56:24
You know and love Jay Baruchel from "Undeclared", "This is the End", and "How to Train Your Dragon" but forget acting, what's always wanted to do is direct! And finally he's doing just that, helming "Goon: Last of the …

David Harbour

August 16th, 2017

59:17
David Harbour stops by "Happy Sad Confused" this week to reflect on how his career changed completely after the ago of 40 thanks to a rare leading …

John Boyega

August 3rd, 2017

46:34
John Boyega joins Josh this week just as his critically acclaimed film, "Detroit" hits theaters. He discusses the intense experience of working on a Kathryn Bigelow film, his path from "Attack the Block" to "Star Wars" …

Christopher Nolan

July 19th, 2017

39:07
It’s difficult to avoid superlatives when discussing this week’s guest on “Happy Sad Confused”. Let’s just say Christopher Nolan is certainly one of, …

Matt Reeves

July 12th, 2017

49:32
Yes, it is possible to make a summer blockbuster filled with drama and heart and yeah, even some super cool action. Matt Reeves has it down as …

Lily Collins

July 6th, 2017

55:41
Lily Collins has never been one to waste time. As a teenager she flirted with a career in journalism, but decided to double down on her passion for …

Edgar Wright

June 29th, 2017

48:08
Before “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” and yes, even before “Spaced”, there was “Baby Driver”. At least in Edgar Wright’s brain, that’s how far back this pet project goes and now a mere 22 years later after he first …

Will Arnett

June 21st, 2017

59:00
Despite an arbitrary underlying tension with Josh that’s been festering for years, Will Arnett is the delightful guest on this week’s episode of …

Colin Trevorrow / Sam Richardson

June 15th, 2017

1:17:42
Normally it would be easy to resent a guy like Colin Trevorrow, a filmmaker who somehow made the leap from a small Sundance debut (“Safety Not …

Kate Mara and Jake Johnson

June 7th, 2017

1:15:18
It’s a full-circle moment for “Happy Sad Confused” as our very first guest, Kate Mara, returns at long last! A lot has changed since Kate last …

Hasan Minhaj, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Adam Pally

May 31st, 2017

1:21:22
Hasan Minhaj admits he’s feeling a little sleepy, but you would too if you had as much as he’s got going on. This week on “Happy Sad Confused,” the …

Alexandra Daddario & Doug Liman

May 24th, 2017

1:22:01
You’d be hard-pressed to find two films more dissimilar than “Baywatch” and “The Wall,” currently in theaters, but that’s what “Happy Sad Confused” is all about — and, indeed, this week’s show runs the gamut.
 
First up …

Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride; Plus, Katherine Waterston

May 17th, 2017

1:23:57

It’s an “Alien: Covenant” love fest this week on “Happy Sad Confused” as Josh welcomes three of its stars. Michael Fassbender makes a triumphant third appearance on the podcast and this time he’s brought a friend: the …

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

May 10th, 2017

57:57
While “Game of Thrones” fans eagerly anticipate the show’s return for a seventh season this summer, “Happy Sad Confused” has a treat for you: …

Karen Gillan

May 3rd, 2017

54:28
Karen Gillan has nerd cred to spare and we love her for it. This week, as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” hits theaters, she visits Josh to talk …

Neil Gaiman

April 27th, 2017

1:01:11
Neil Gaiman’s fertile imagination has been entertaining and enthralling readers for decades. Whether you know him from his groundbreaking comic-book writing for “The Sandman,” his acclaimed novels like “Stardust” and …

Anne Hathaway And Bella Thorne

April 19th, 2017

1:14:34
Why was Anne Hathaway, one of the biggest and most celebrated movie stars in the world, considering leaving acting only a couple years ago? The Oscar winner joins Josh this week to talk about her peaks and valleys, how …

Bill Nighy

April 12th, 2017

50:56
For most actors, a life of quiet consistent work is practically a dream come true. And that’s the life Bill Nighy led for most of his career, steady work on the stage, on television and film, and even on radio, but …

Joe Manganiello

April 6th, 2017

1:02:59
Just because a guy looks like Hercules doesn't mean he doesn't love geeking out about Tolkien and Dungeons & Dragons. As evidence we present the …

Scarlett Johansson and Colin O’Donoghue

March 29th, 2017

1:00:45
If it seems like Scarlett Johansson’s been kicking ass on screen non-stop in recent years, you’re right. A slew of appearances as Black Widow, a Luc Besson adventure in “Lucy”, and now the eagerly anticipated “Ghost in …

Woody Harrelson And Rebecca Ferguson

March 22nd, 2017

1:08:49
Woody Harrelson has this celebrity thing figured out. Any man who counts Bill Murray and Willie Nelson as friends, calls Maui home, and bounces between Star Wars flicks and the quirky comedies, certainly seems to have …

Rob Huebel And Paul Scheer

March 15th, 2017

53:10
If you invite consummate improv geniuses like Paul Scheer or Rob Huebel on your podcast you’re going to go on a tangent or two. Invite them both on, …

Jerrod Carmichael

March 9th, 2017

42:28
Jerrod Carmichael doesn’t need you to laugh at everything he says. For most comedians that might seem antithetical to their very existence, but Carmichael has different ambitions— as you might expect if you’ve seen his …

Anna Kendrick and Jeffrey Blitz, plus Stephen Dorff

March 2nd, 2017

59:02
At this point, Anna Kendrick is close to achieving full-time cohosting status on “Happy Sad Confused.” She visits Josh this week for a record fourth …

Allison Williams and Dan Stevens

February 22nd, 2017

1:30:14
On this week’s “Happy Sad Confused,” we find Allison Williams in crisis. The final season of "Girls", the show that launched her career, is airing right now; her new (and first!) film, "Get Out", is opening in theaters …

Dane DeHaan

February 15th, 2017

45:51
If you’ve seen Dane DeHaan’s work, you might think he’s a tortured angst-ridden teenager, prone to moodiness and ripping a bully at school’s teeth …

Taran Killam and David Oyelowo

February 9th, 2017

1:31:24
Welcome to podcasting history. This week “Happy Sad Confused” welcomes two April fools babies as Josh’s guests, surely a first in the annals of the …

Tavi Gevinson, Dave Franco, Logan Lerman, and Zoey Deutch

February 1st, 2017

1:14:42
One of the exciting byproducts of visiting a film festival like Sundance is getting a sneak peek at the next big thing, whether it be a filmmaker or an actor. Certainly this year was no exception with relative unknowns …

Woody Harrelson, Jack Black, Melanie Lynskey, and Elijah Wood

January 25th, 2017

53:47
"Happy Sad Confused" (in the person of Josh Horowitz) has hit the road this week to take you to the Sundance Film Festival. So don't worry about scoring a ticket or trekking to Utah we've got you covered with three …

M. Night Shyamalan

January 23rd, 2017

40:05
 ***SPOILER ALERT***If you have not seen “Split,” do NOT read this or listen to the accompanying podcast. You have been warned!  ***SPOILER ALERT*** 
M. Night Shyamalan, so celebrated for his early films like “The Sixth …

Bryce Dallas Howard

January 19th, 2017

58:12
  
Bryce Dallas Howard’s busy 2016 (there was her memorable SAG nominated turn in “Black Mirror” and the underrated “Pete’s Dragon”) may be over but 2017 has a lot in store for her as well.

In this return visit to “Happy …

Fred Armisen

January 11th, 2017

49:12

In his eleven seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” Fred Armisen appeared in over 800 sketches, proving to be the most versatile oddball utility player …

Janelle Monae And Damien Chazelle

January 4th, 2017

1:17:16

In this first “Happy Sad Confused” of the new year, it’s all the more appropriate that Josh welcomes two artists who very much represent the future. First up is Janelle Monae, already a phenomenal music success story, …

Natalie Portman

December 28th, 2016

47:43

Natalie Portman is known for many things but being a great impressionist is not one of them (she’s not shy about admitting this). All of which makes her transformation into Jackie Kennedy in the new film, “Jackie”, that …

Michael Fassbender And Megan Mullally

December 21st, 2016

1:04:23

If you’re going to list the actors most filmmakers are dying to work with these days, Michael Fassbender’s name had better be at or near the top of the list. All of which makes his decision to lend his talents as an …

Emile Hirsch

December 14th, 2016

50:22

Emile Hirsch, acclaimed for performances in films like “Into the Wild”, “Milk”, and “Lone Survivor”, has returned to the big screen for “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”, a thriller that earned raves when it screened at the …

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

December 7th, 2016

55:21
A lot of assumptions have been made about Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He became tabloid fodder simply because of his engagement at the age of 19 to noted filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood. This wasn’t the career playbook for an actor …

Shia LaBeouf

November 30th, 2016

42:39

Shia LaBeouf has certainly packed a lot into his relatively short 30 years on this planet. From child star to a franchise leading movie star. From …

Happy Thanksgiving From Happy Sad Confused

November 21st, 2016

2:32

There's no new episode of Happy Sad Confused this week, but Josh and Sammy wanted to wish friends and fans alike a happy holiday and let everyone …

Warren Beatty

November 17th, 2016

1:10:46

A veritable legend visits “Happy Sad Confused” this week.  The story of American moviemaking and celebrity in the 20th century would be woefully …

Paul Verhoeven And Naomie Harris

November 9th, 2016

1:26:54

A legendary filmmaker and an actress on the rise visit Josh Horowitz for this week’s episode of “Happy Sad Confused”. In the 80s and 90s, Paul …

Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, And Ruth Negga

November 2nd, 2016

1:18:56

Forgive the pun but it’s a love fest on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast this week with two stars of Loving (in theaters November 4th), the new Jeff …

Nick Nolte and Daisy Ridley

October 26th, 2016

1:08:35
There’s something for everyone on this week’s “Happy Sad Confused” with Josh Horowitz. Want to catch up with the young woman who burst out of nowhere in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”? Daisy Ridley joins Josh to explain …

Kristen Stewart and Luc Besson

October 19th, 2016

1:18:56

The operative word is “enthusiasm” to sum up this week’s guests on “Happy Sad Confused” with Josh Horowitz. This episode welcomes two filmmakers—one just launching a career as a director, the other a legend returning to …

War of the Planet of the Apes and Bruce Campbell

October 12th, 2016

1:19:45

It's a geek's dream come true on this week's "Happy Sad Confused" as Josh Horowitz gets an exclusive update on "War of the Planet of the Apes" and welcomes a veritable icon in Bruce Campbell. First up on the podcast is …

Mahershala Ali

October 5th, 2016

58:58
Mahershala Ali is in the middle of the transition every actor dreams of--from that guy to THE guy. He reveals all in this week's episode of "Happy Sad Confused" as he traces his trajectory, from "House of Cards" to his …

Tim Burton and Samuel L. Jackson

September 29th, 2016

50:44

Warning: this podcast is full of Samuel L. Jackson awesomeness. Yes, on this week’s episode of “Happy Sad Confused”, Josh Horowitz welcomes the king …

Emma Stone, Lily James, Jai Courtney

September 21st, 2016

1:06:14
Welcome to the debut episode of Happy Sad Confused! Kinda. Okay, not really. Despite being around since, it is true that Happy Sad Confused is new and improved, joining the MTV podcast network at long last. For the …

Nicholas Meyer

September 8th, 2016

1:07:08

Nicholas Meyer is a novelist, a screenwriter, a director, and most importantly to Trekkies, the man perhaps most responsible for resurrecting Star …

Tony Hale

September 2nd, 2016

36:48

If you don't love Tony Hale from "Arrested Development," you love him from "Veep". Who are you kidding? You probably love him from both AND tons of other work. The Emmy nominated actor joins Josh to reflect on his …

Edgar Ramirez

August 30th, 2016

35:39

Edgar Ramirez returns! The "Carlos" star makes a return trip to Josh's office to talk about bonding with Robert DeNiro and playing Roberto Duran in the boxing flick, "Hands of Stone". Also, Josh helps Edgar plot a …

John Krasinski

August 20th, 2016

53:30

The charming and talented John Krasinski joins Josh to talk about directing "The Hollars", nearly playing Captain America, and getting his action …

Stephen Lang

August 12th, 2016

1:00:58

Don't hate him just because he plays an awesome bad guy. Stephen Lang of "Avatar" fame stops by to update Josh on the sequels, reminisce about his theater roots, and discuss his new films, "Don't Breathe" and "Beyond …

Logan Lerman

July 25th, 2016

52:31

The delightful Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson film series, Perks of Being a Wallflower) joins Josh to chat about the state of film, the difficult …

Tom Hiddleston, Nicholas Hoult

July 18th, 2016

1:03:05

Josh catches up with Tom Hiddleston while he is in Australia shooting the new Thor film to chat about his Emmy nomination for The Night Manager. …

Dave Franco

July 12th, 2016

54:32

Actor Dave Franco (21 Jump Street, Now You See Me, Neighbors) joins Josh this week to about his latest teen techno-thriller film Nerve.

Anna Kendrick

July 4th, 2016

50:29

This is a historic moment for Happy Sad Confused. Anna Kendrick is now officially a 3 time guest on the show! She joins Josh this week to talk about Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, writing her book Scrappy Little …

Nicolas Winding Refn

June 27th, 2016

53:53

Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, The Pusher trilogy) joins Josh to talk about his new horror film The Neon Demon starring Elle Fanning, what …

Jeff Goldblum

June 20th, 2016

55:34

The one and only Jeff Goldblum joins Josh this week to discuss his admiration for numerous actors, returning to the Independence Day series with the …

Jon M. Chu

June 6th, 2016

56:56

Filmmaker Jon M. Chu joins Josh this week to discuss his latest film Now You See Me 2, what he learned from Jem and the Holograms, and much more.

This …

Simon Kinberg

May 30th, 2016

51:26

Screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg joins Josh to talk about writing this year's summer blockbuster X-Men: Apocalypse and so much more. Have a Happy Sad Confused Memorial Day!

The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone)

May 23rd, 2016

44:42

Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island join Josh to talk about their latest hilarious film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

Shane Black

May 16th, 2016

53:58

Filmmaker Shane Black joins Josh this week to talk about his latest film The Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, the importance of titling projects, how Kiss Kiss Bang Bang started out as a romantic comedy, …

Caitriona Balfe

May 9th, 2016

44:24

Caitriona Balfe, the lovely and talented star of Outlander on Starz joins Josh this week to talk about playing Claire Beauchamp in Outlander, Money Monster, and much more.

Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Eric Bana

May 2nd, 2016

1:24:21

Key and Peele sit down with Josh to talk about Keanu, and then Josh speaks with Eric Bana.

Ralph Fiennes

April 25th, 2016

47:45

The amazing Oscar nominated brilliant actor Ralph Fiennes joins Josh to talk about A Bigger Splash, Strange Days, Schindler's List, playing Lord …

Sam Heughan

April 18th, 2016

39:34

Sam Heughan is a charming guy and hard working actor. Sam joins Josh this week to talk about the new season of the Starz series Outlander, where he …

Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick

April 8th, 2016

1:01:35

It's a Happy Sad Confused first as Josh welcomes Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick to chat about their new quirky comedy action film Mr. Right in theaters now. Then, hilarious power couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone …

Don Cheadle

April 4th, 2016

45:37

The amazingly talented Don Cheadle of Hotel Rwanda, the Oscar winning Crash, and War Machine in the Marvel films joins Josh this week to talk about directing his first feature film, Miles Ahead. It's a real labor of …

Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen

March 28th, 2016

54:39

It finally happened. Tom Hiddleston joins Josh after much anticipation to chat about playing singer-songwriter Hank Williams in I Saw The Light, …

Miles Teller, Sebastian Stan

March 16th, 2016

1:13:51

On the 100th episode of Happy Sad Confused, the dynamically short-haired Miles Teller returns to join Josh to talk about Han Solo rumors, The …

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

March 9th, 2016

56:48

The astounding Mary Elizabeth Winstead join Josh this week to talk about her many film roles including her starring role in the upcoming 10 …

Taron Egerton

February 29th, 2016

53:33

The very talented young man Taron Egerton joins Josh this week to talk about his latest film Eddie the Eagle, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and where he sees his career going in the future.

Jennifer Jason Leigh

February 22nd, 2016

52:33

The Oscar award nominated actress Jennifer Jason Leigh joins Josh this week to talk about her great assortment of roles in her tremendous career from …

Michael Mann

February 15th, 2016

1:00:36

This was a big one. Michael Mann is kind of the man. Michael is an incredible director, screenwriter, and producer known for Heat, The Last of the Mohicans, and most recently Blackhat. Michael joins Josh this week to …

Gillian Jacobs

February 8th, 2016

55:12

The lovely and talented Gillian Jacobs joins Josh this week to talk about her new Netflix show "Love," how "Community" brought stability to her life as an actor, one of her worst auditions, and her short documentary …

Joel Edgerton

February 1st, 2016

54:13

Joel Edgerton is a hard working actor and filmmaker. His 2015 directorial debut The Gift, which he also wrote, co-produced and co-starred in has been met with critical acclaim. Joel joins Josh this week to talk about …

Rob Corddry

January 25th, 2016

56:59

Hilarious human Rob Corddry joins Josh this week to talk about the time he tripped his socks off at Comic-Con, the new 7th season of Childrens …

Chloe Grace Moretz

January 18th, 2016

46:19

The lovely and talented Chloe Grace Moretz joins Josh this week to chat about her latest film The 5th Wave, her recent 50 hour binge watch of Game of Thrones, an intense road trip to Nashville, her early memories of …

Domhnall Gleeson

January 11th, 2016

50:11

The exceptionally talented, tall, and dashing Domhnall Gleeson dominated 2015 as an actor. Domhnall joins Josh this week to talk about his sketch comedy past, Brooklyn, Ex Machina, and portraying General Hux in Star …

Natalie Dormer

January 4th, 2016

41:11

The lovely and talented Natalie Dormer joins Josh to kick off the New Year! They chat about Natalie playing twins in the supernatural horror film The Forest, taking her time to work on an accent for a character, working …

Quentin Tarantino

December 28th, 2015

55:58

One of the most celebrated filmmakers of all time, Quentin Tarantino joins Josh to end the year strong with a conversation about his latest film The …

Kurt Russell

December 21st, 2015

53:02

In honor of The Hateful Eight, the great Kurt Russell joins Josh this week to chat about the latest Quentin Tarantino film (which comes out this …

Edgar Ramirez

December 14th, 2015

1:01:13

The wonderfully talented and dashing Edgar Ramirez joins Josh this week to talk about playing the role of Bodhi in the 2015 remake of Point Break, …

Mark Strong

December 7th, 2015

58:08

Incredible actor Mark Strong joins Josh this week to talk about currently playing Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge on Broadway, discovering acting while studying law, the importance of diction in acting, and his …

Ron Howard

November 23rd, 2015

52:28

Wonderful filmmaker Ron Howard joins Josh this week to talk about his latest ambitious tense drama film In the Heart of the Sea, going from being an …

Paul Bettany

November 16th, 2015

1:04:03

Wonderful English actor (and now director) Paul Bettany joins Josh this week to talk about his directorial debut and passion project Shelter which is …

Brie Larson

November 9th, 2015

1:00:08

The amazing and talented Brie Larson joins Josh this week to talk about the process of shooting her latest powerful drama-thriller Room, crying at …

Sam Raimi

November 2nd, 2015

55:51

Filmmaker Sam Raimi is a true geek God. Decades later after the original Evil Dead, he has returned to the franchise with the new Starz TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. Sam chats with Josh about all things Evil Dead from …

Danny Boyle

October 25th, 2015

57:24

Director Danny Boyle is as charming as he is talented. Danny joins Josh this week to talk about the world of Steve Jobs, how the best stuff coms from not knowing what you're doing, working with Ewan McGregor once again …

Vin Diesel

October 19th, 2015

1:03:21

Vin Diesel, star of The Last Witch Hunter joins Josh this week for a very rare podcast appearance! Vin talks about his indie filmmaking roots, …

Winona Ryder

October 12th, 2015

1:02:52

Miss Winona Ryder has been a movie geek from a very young age watching Cassavetes films thanks to her mother's projectionist connections. Winona joins Josh to talk about trying to jump into Fantasia the first time she …

Guillermo del Toro

October 5th, 2015

58:47

One of our best living filmmakers, Guillermo del Toro joins Josh to talk about his new romantic gothic horror film Crimson Peak, encountering the supernatural in the haunted Waitomo Caves Hotel in New Zealand, being …

Ben Schwartz

September 28th, 2015

1:11:43

Mr. Ben Schwartz of House of Lies and Parks and Recreation joins Josh this week to test his coordination, talk about his role in the new Robert …

Michael Shannon

September 21st, 2015

50:52

A truly unique and fascination individual, actor Michael Shannon joins Josh this week to talk about his rough high school years, his favorite Star …

Andrew Garfield

September 14th, 2015

50:04

Andrew Garfield is a talented actor and overall good guy. Andrew joins Josh to talk about his experience playing Spiderman, finding a real connection to the subject matter in his new film 99 Homes, and performing on …

Alison Brie

September 7th, 2015

54:44

The incredibly talented Alison Brie, star of Community and Mad Men joins Josh this week to talk about working with Jason Sudeikis on her latest film Sleeping With Other People, her bond with cheese, being a snobby …

Jason Schwartzman

September 1st, 2015

52:33

The affable, the talented, the hairy Jason Schwartzman joins Josh to talk about his terrific new film 7 Chinese Brothers, the 2nd season of Mozart in …

Chiwetel Ejiofor

August 24th, 2015

51:02

Outstanding actor Chiwetel Ejiofor joins Josh to talk about his new post-apocalyptic film Z for Zachariah, his complicated relationship with Chewbacca of Star Wars, the moment he discovered Shakespeare in his early …

Guy Ritchie

August 17th, 2015

55:35

English filmmaker Guy Ritchie has a style all his own. Guy joins Josh to talk about the impact of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels had on his career, Snatch bringing him to the next level, working on Swept Away with …

Alexander Skarsgard

August 10th, 2015

49:16

Tall drink of water Alexander Skarsgard joins Josh to talk about his role in Diary of a Teenage Girl, why he stopped acting after having a steady …

Kevin Bacon

August 3rd, 2015

45:52

The supremely talented Kevin Bacon joins Josh to talk about his memories of working at the All State Cafe in New York, his new thriller Cop Car, early on being in a play called Slab Boys with Sean Penn & Val Kilmer, …

Rebecca Hall

July 29th, 2015

53:48

The fantastic Rebecca Hall sits down to chat with Josh about the upcoming tight thriller The Gift, growing up with a opera singer mother and English director father, working with Woody Allen, being in the new Steven …

Ezra Miller

July 19th, 2015

48:04

The wonderfully bizarre/spiritual/unique Ezra Miller joins Josh to talk about his first big studio film Trainwreck, the story behind The Stanford …

Bill Murray, Mitch Glazer

July 13th, 2015

56:17

On a very special episode of Happy Sad Confused, Josh shares a live recording of the Rock the Kasbah Comic-Con panel featuring the man, the myth, and the legend Bill Murray in his first Comic-Con appearance and Mitch …

Matt Bomer

July 6th, 2015

38:16

The amazing Mr. Matt Bomer of Magic Mike XXL joins Josh to talk about returning to American Horror Story, The Magnificent Seven, working with Lady Gaga soon, and how he was actually cast as Superman a decade ago.

Jai Courtney

June 29th, 2015

42:56

The wonderful Jai Courtney joins Josh to talk about the time they first met on the set of Divergent, currently filming Suicide Squad, working with …

Alan Rickman

June 22nd, 2015

43:18

Mr. Alan Rickman is one of the best actors of our generation and has one of the most unique voices in film history. Mr. Rickman joins Josh to talk about the process of both directing and acting in his new film A Little …

Paul Dano

June 16th, 2015

52:13

A fine young and remarkable actor by the name of Paul Dano joins Josh to talk about starring in an excellent new film “Love & Mercy” which tells …

Alicia Vikander

June 8th, 2015

52:40

You’ll be seeing a lot of the lovely and talented Alicia Vikander on the big screen very soon. Alicia joins Josh to talk about her new film Testament of Youth, growing up in fun play environment with her stage actress …

Bryce Dallas Howard

June 2nd, 2015

1:01:19

Wonderful actress and one of the nicest people on the planet, Bryce Dallas Howard joins Josh to talk about getting permission from her parents to see …

Anna Kendrick

May 18th, 2015

43:01

Who doesn’t love Anna Kendrick? We all do! Anna joins Josh to talk about the surprise success of Pitch Perfect which lead to Pitch Perfect 2, why it’s good to have a period in your acting career where you are …

George Miller

May 15th, 2015

50:48

On a bonus episode of Happy Sad Confused, amazing director George Miller joins Josh for an in-depth discussion of all things Mad Max. You’re going to want to see Mad Max: Fury Road before listening for maximum enjoyment!

Jack Black

May 11th, 2015

52:47

What you see is what you get when it comes to actor, comedian, and all around great guy Jack Black. Jack talks about the one time he drew a Satan Claus picture for Martin Scorsese, savoring the latest hot out of the …

Elizabeth Olsen

May 4th, 2015

57:26

The delightful Elizabeth Olsen aka Lizzy joins Josh to chat about the defining New York moment she recently had that would be a rare occurrence in …

Carey Mulligan

April 27th, 2015

41:40

The super charming and one of the best actresses working today, Carey Mulligan joins Josh to talk about performing on Broadway in Skylight, how she …

Jennifer Morrison

April 20th, 2015

56:42

The talented, funny, and overall awesome Jennifer Morrison joins Josh to talk about how she became a part of a Nick Lachey video, making her directorial debut with her new short film “Warning Labels,” why she didn’t …

Elisha Cuthbert

March 30th, 2015

38:25

The lovely and talented Elisha Cuthbert joins Josh this week to talk about her new sitcom on NBC called One Big Happy, always loving comedy but …

Kenneth Branagh

March 16th, 2015

34:18

Sir Kenneth Branagh is one of the most talented actors and filmmakers of this generation. Kenneth and Josh talk about his experience directing/starring in Dead Again, being surprised by the reaction to the release of …

Will Forte

March 9th, 2015

51:58

The amazing actor, comedian, and SNL alum Will Forte joins Josh for a delightful chat about the creation of his show The Last Man On Earth, his love …

Josh Duhamel

March 2nd, 2015

42:56

Josh Duhamel is an amazingly talented actor and all around great guy. Josh joins Josh to talk about the time he put on a full body gimp outfit, his …

Adam Scott

February 23rd, 2015

55:03

The talented, charming, dashing Adam Scott of U Talkin’ U2 To Me? joins Josh to talk about his new film Hot Tub Time Machine 2, his thoughts on Parks and Recreation coming to an end, not knowing what where he was going …

Hugh Grant

February 16th, 2015

42:57

Hugh Grant is a wonderfully witty and incredible actor with an amazing screen presence. Hugh joins Josh to talk about his recent time in Britain as a …

Colin Firth

February 11th, 2015

44:20

The suave Colin Firth joins Josh for a lovely chat about his amazing new movie called Kingsman: The Secret Service, growing up with James Bond & …

Allison Williams

February 2nd, 2015

52:52

The delightful Allison Williams of Girls fame joins Josh to talk about how she would pretend to be Peter Pan as a kid and playing Peter Pan as an …

Jude Law

January 25th, 2015

42:01

The amazingly talented actor by the name of Jude Law joins Josh to talk about his new submarine thriller Black Sea, working with Spielberg, how Watchmen changed his life, why the theatre called him back, and the time he …

Sam Claflin

January 18th, 2015

44:19

Sam Claflin is nothing short of a charmer. He joins Josh to talk about how the film Love, Rosie has parallels with his own life, his first love being football growing up in Norwich, England, his awkward first meeting …

Michael Keaton

January 12th, 2015

38:18

The incredible Michael Keaton is beloved by so many people and for good reason. From Night Shift to Birdman, Michael has had an amazing career and joins Josh this week to talk about his early days of doing stand-up with …

Ethan Hawke

January 5th, 2015

49:55

Ethan Hawke is an exceptional actor as well as talker as he joins Josh this week to chat about working on Boyhood, exploring the life and lessons of piano teacher Seymour Bernstein in his documentary Seymour, how movies …

Hugh Jackman

December 15th, 2014

35:48

Hugh Jackman is one of the nicest guys in showbiz. He’s charming, he sings, he dances, he acts – he does it all! Hugh joins Josh to chat about starring in a small production on Broadway called The River, how theatre is …

Al Pacino

December 8th, 2014

45:47

One of the greatest actors of all time, Al Pacino is a great storyteller and a fully engaged human being. Al joins Josh to chat about his film The …

Michael Cera

December 1st, 2014

42:45

The great Michael Cera of many awesome comedies from Superbad to This Is The End joins Josh to talk about making his Broadway debut in This Is Our Youth, the Baby Daddy game, his recent album release “true that,” the …

Eddie Redmayne

November 24th, 2014

39:30

It's award season and Eddie Redmayne might be the actor who ends up with an Oscar in his hands for his tour de force performance as Stephen Hawking …

Jon Stewart

November 16th, 2014

35:53

The remarkable Jon Stewart has been dominating the airwaves for almost 15 years with his amazing hosting duties on The Daily Show. He joins Josh for a relaxed conversation about the genesis of his directorial debut …

Lisa Kudrow

November 10th, 2014

45:17

Lisa Kudrow is a tremendous comedic force. Lisa talks to Josh about the surprising return of HBO’s The Comeback after 9 years, her early beginnings with The Groundlings, having a good attitude about auditioning early in …

Neil Patrick Harris

November 3rd, 2014

58:56

Neil Patrick Harris is a jack of all trades. He joins Josh to talk about the story behind his book Choose Your Own Autobiography, how hosting the Oscars is on his bucket list, the bevy of TV movies that he has done, the …

Gillian Anderson

October 18th, 2014

43:14

Gillian Anderson stops by Josh's office to talk about her first book, "A Vision of Fire", fun "X-Files" stories, and what she'd do with three wishes!

Kristen Stewart

October 13th, 2014

33:22

Kristen Stewart stops by Josh's office this week! Kristen's got three movies coming out soon, "Camp X-Ray", "Still Alice", and "Clouds of Sils Maria". Kristen explains to Josh why LA is better than he thinks, why she …

Miles Teller

October 6th, 2014

45:30

Miles Teller is one to watch thanks to an amazing array of performances in "Rabbit Hole", "Divergent", "The Spectacular Now", and his latest unusual …

Jeremy Renner

September 29th, 2014

39:39

In just a few short years Jeremy Renner has gone from journeyman actor to one of the most sought after talents working today. And now he's producing his first film, the thriller, "Kill the Messenger". Josh talks to …

Terry Gilliam

September 21st, 2014

45:55

Visionary director Terry Gilliam has helmed some of the most influential films of our times, from "Brazil" and "The Fisher King" to "Twelve Monkeys" …

Justin Long

September 14th, 2014

43:08

The always affable Justin Long stops by Josh’s to talk about the horrors of being turned into a walrus in “Tusk”, getting his start in the classic film, “Galaxy Quest” and that time he saw Britney Spear’s boob pop out.

HSC SHORT: Al Pacino

September 12th, 2014

19:24

This special Happy Sad Confused: Short features Al Pacino in a conversation at the Toronto International Film Festival. Josh talks to Pacino about …

Simon Pegg

September 7th, 2014

42:06

Simon Pegg meets up with Josh at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about searching for happiness (it’s the name of his movie, calm down), Star Trek, and how his daughter saved the upcoming Star Wars film.

Kevin Kline

August 31st, 2014

46:22

Kevin Kline is a veritable acting legend which means this conversation is replete with stories of “A Fish Called Wanda”, “I Love You to Death” and the revelation that the Oscar winner has never eaten at Bubba Gump.

John Lithgow

August 24th, 2014

36:03

John Lithgow stops by Josh’s office to talk about “King Lear”, “Love is Strange”, and of course “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai”. All of that and John reveals a never spoken of affair. Scandal!

Rob Riggle

August 17th, 2014

33:51

Rob Riggle stops by Josh’s office to talk about “Let’s Be Cops”, mixing it up with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, and what his recurring nightmares mean.

Michael Fassbender

August 11th, 2014

30:41

Michael Fassbender hides his face in “Frank” but bares all to Josh in this conversation touching on “Macbeth”, his love of “Silver Spoons”, and why he struck up a conversation with Martin Scorsese at a urinal.

Daniel Radcliffe

August 3rd, 2014

52:10

Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, chats with Josh about his new romantic comedy “What If?”, his obsession with Katy Perry, and his freakish knowledge of American football.

Diane Kruger

July 27th, 2014

30:13

Diane Kruger, star of “The Bridge,” stops by Josh’s office to revel in Germany’s World Cup victory and talk about her career, from “Troy” to “Inglorious Bastards”.

Woody Allen

July 20th, 2014

35:21

Woody Allen, in his very first podcast conversation ever(!), talks to Josh about “Magic in the Moonlight,” his early stand up days, the actors who got away, and his controversial stance on bagels.

Andy Serkis

July 13th, 2014

36:09

Andy Serkis, the insanely talented actor behind Golem and King Kong, visits with Josh to talk about his awards-worthy performance in “Dawn of the …

Richard Linklater

July 8th, 2014

32:19

Independent filmmaking icon Richard Linklater is still playing with the art-form with his latest bold 12 years in the making project, “Boyhood”. Josh …

Matt Reeves

June 22nd, 2014

38:37

Filmmaker Matt Reeves takes a break from putting the finishing touches on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” to talk to Josh about his biggest undertaking yet, why Apes was too tempting to pass up, and how he wound up …

Guy Pearce

June 15th, 2014

33:52

Guy Pearce, the criminally underrated actor known for “Memento” and “L.A. Confidential” chats with Josh about his latest film, “The Rover”. Pearce …

Phil Lord & Chris Miller

June 9th, 2014

39:36

Phil Lord & Chris Miller are nearly as fun and hilarious as their films are and that’s saying alot. Phil & Chris visit Josh to chat about “22 Jump Street,” argue the merits of “Ghostbusters 2,” and how to direct …

John Green

June 2nd, 2014

41:30

John Green is more than a best-selling author. He’s pretty much the leader of a movement. Nerdfighters, you know who you are. Green stops by Josh’s …

Lee Pace

May 30th, 2014

40:23

Chance are you’re already a little obsessed with Lee Pace or at the very least, have a friend who is. We get it. Handsome, a little enigmatic, and an awesome actor known for projects like “Pushing Daisies”, “The Fall”, …

Clark Gregg

May 26th, 2014

39:52

The versatile triple threat (acting! writing! directing!) that is Clark Gregg stops by Josh’s office to talk about his return to writing and directing with “Trust Me” plus their mutual love of Sam Rockwell and the …

Jesse Eisenberg

May 19th, 2014

50:11

Don’t invite Jesse Eisenberg on your show for a cookie cutter celebrity interview. The Oscar nominated star of “The Social Network” visits Josh to discuss “The Double,” Lex Luthor, Kristen Stewart, and how few Tom …

Taylor Kitsch

May 11th, 2014

35:45

If you watched “Friday Night Lights,” he’ll always be Tim Riggins but Taylor Kitsch proves there’s a whole lot more to him in this visit with Josh. …

Marc Webb

May 5th, 2014

35:52

How did Marc Webb go from holding cue cards for Gwen Stefani to directing “500 Days of Summer” to directing ginormous blockbusters like “The Amazing …

Fran Kranz

April 28th, 2014

41:32

Fran Kranz, he of the Whedonverse including “Dollhouse” and “The Cabin in the Woods,” drops by Josh’s office to talk about his new film, “Murder of a …

Chris Messina

April 21st, 2014

36:38

On the eve of the premiere of his directing debut, “Alex of Venice,” at the Tribeca Film Festival, Chris Messina pays Josh a visit to talk about his impressive dance moves, acting, and of course, “The Mindy Project.”

Patrick Stewart

April 18th, 2014

51:52

Patrick Stewart is THE man. Agreed? Good. The X-Men/Star Trek living legend stopped by MTV News to talk to Josh about his new film, “Match,” plus …

Darren Aronofsky

March 27th, 2014

34:45

Josh chats with visionary director Darren Aronofsky about his latest film, “Noah,” his flirtation with shooting Superman and Wolverine movies, and …

Kathryn Hahn

March 25th, 2014

34:48

  Kathryn Hahn visits Josh to chat about the new dark Jason Bateman comedy she co-stars in, “Bad Words.” Plus Kathryn dishes stories from the set of …

Paul Scheer

March 17th, 2014

50:19

  Paul Scheer is the best. If you don’t know him from “Human Giant” or “NTSF: SD: SUV,” or “The League,” well I don’t know how to talk to you …

Topher Grace

March 13th, 2014

41:06

Topher Grace came by my hotel on a rainy day in Los Angeles. It’s not as erotic as it sounds. But it did make for a great conversation about his new website, CerealPrize.com, and his always interesting career. Enjoy!  

Robert Rodriguez

February 26th, 2014

31:52

It’s no exaggeration to say he’s inspired a generation of filmmakers. Enjoy this chat with man behind “El Mariachi,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Sin City,” and so much more. It’s Robert Rodriguez! Lots of fun stories about …

Kate Mara

February 24th, 2014

46:20

Kate Mara chats with Josh about “House of Cards,” “Fantastic Four,” why they both love Mark Wahlberg, and whether Kate should visit Africa.

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