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Really Famous with Kara Mayer Robinson

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Real, genuine talks with famous people. Your favorite actors and celebrities feel like close friends as they laugh, reflect and connect with therapist Kara Mayer Robinson. It's like catching up with best friends or eavesdropping on a therapy session. Sure, they're famous. But with Kara, they're real… read more

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Apolo Ohno

January 18th, 2022

56:31
You won't believe what US Olympic champion Apolo Ohno is up to now. Hint: He did a hard pivot.

In today's talk we catch up on what Apolo, who's the …

Julian McMahon is back: SEASON PREMIERE!

January 11th, 2022

1:15:56
FBI: Most Wanted's Julian McMahon and I catch up and hit topics of all kinds:
  • taping his TV shows
  • his insane schedule
  • malls
  • road trips
  • New Yorkers

Ben Vereen.

December 20th, 2021

1:10:43
Theater, film, TV icon Ben Vereen joins me for a down-to-earth chat about his ups and downs, family secrets, tragedy and success. Plus we talk about his sense of style, famous friendships and incredibly positive …

Wilson Cruz

December 14th, 2021

1:02:18
At the beginning of this podcast, you'll hear actor Wilson Cruz say this was pretty close to a therapy session. I'll let you be the judge! Wilson, …

Todd Bridges.

December 7th, 2021

59:03

In honor of tonight's ABC special presentation of Diff'rent Strokes + The Facts of Life, I'm re-airing my talk with Todd Bridges from last year.

Todd has been through the ringer. But he's come out OK. I won't bury the …

Jason Ritter.

November 30th, 2021

1:28:31

Jason Ritter (Parenthood, Gravity Falls, Joan of Arcadia) and I have a beautifully honest (and fun!) conversation in this classic episode from 2019.

Marilu Henner.

November 16th, 2021

1:23:51

Marilu Henner (Taxi, Evening Shade, Grease, Chicago) and I talk a mile a minute about EVERYTHING, from her incredible memory (it's called HSAM, or highly superior autobiographical memory) to party games to family to …

Mayim Bialik.

November 2nd, 2021

1:02:30

Mayim Bialik (Jeopardy, The Big Bang Theory, Blossom, Call Me Kat) is extremely introspective, analytical and accomplished. So it's no surprise this talk turns out to be what it is.

Shop at my Amazon storefront & …

Peter Scolari

October 23rd, 2021

55:24
Emmy-winning actor Peter Scolari, who won an Emmy for HBO's Girls, died on Friday morning. This is my very deep talk with Peter, which we had in …

Yeardley Smith (aka "Lisa Simpson!")

October 19th, 2021

1:08:22

It's Lisa Simpson!

Yes, Emmy-winner Yeardley Smith is the voice of smart, spunky Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons. For the last 30 years. Wow!

Yeardley is also an on-air actor (remember her from City Slickers, Herman's Head

Alessandro Nivola

October 5th, 2021

1:18:13
Many Saints of Newark star Alessandro Nivola crushes it as Dickie Moltisanti and he nails this interview too!

Well, you know what I mean. He gives us …

Eric D'Alessandro

September 28th, 2021

1:01:50

Comedian Eric D'Alessandro joins me at Carolines on Broadway for a funny and serious talk. We get into:

  • Mispronouncing his name
  • Driving on the …

Patrick Duffy Part 2

September 21st, 2021

1:03:39

My heart-to-heart with the Dallas, Step by Step, The Man from Atlantis actor and I continues!

The man who we all love as Bobby Ewing is here and wow, do we get into it all: life, love, TV stardom, insecurities and human …

Patrick Duffy

September 14th, 2021

59:29
Dallas, Step by Step, The Man from Atlantis and now: Really Famous! The man who we all love as Bobby Ewing is here and wow, do we get into it all: life, love, TV stardom and human connection. I LOVE this talk with …

Ed Asner

August 31st, 2021

1:07:54

An unforgettable talk with Ed Asner. There's a story here, friends. I share it on today's show. Ed Asner. What a guy. A gift to us all.

He died on Sunday but will be making us smile again and again for years to come.

Lisa Lampanelli

August 17th, 2021

1:08:32

The Lisa Lampanelli you know is TOTALLY not what you think. Join us for a real talk about what she's been through, who she was vs who she is now, and big discoveries about life, self, fame, comedy and relationships. We …

Maz Jobrani

August 3rd, 2021

1:03:57

Fun + deep thoughts with comedian and Superior Donuts actor Maz Jobrani!

We talk:

  • His book, I’m Not A Terrorist But I’ve Played One on TV
  • Flying …

Zoe Lister-Jones Returns!

July 20th, 2021

54:35
Zoe Lister-Jones and I reconnect and you'll feel like it's three of us (you, me and Zoe) sitting on a couch talking about real things in life, love …

Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi

July 13th, 2021

15:02
I interviewed HARRY POTTER and GOD!

Yes, it's true! Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi and I had a chat.

There's a backstory, which explains why this is an atypically short episode.

I share the story.

In the meantime, …

Tippi Hedren

June 29th, 2021

41:06

The iconic actress wows me with a shocking Hitchcock story, wisdom and badassery. It's a classic you won't forget.

You'll get Tippi's scoop on:

Daniel Goleman

June 22nd, 2021

1:07:32

Internationally renowned psychologist and Emotional Intelligence guru Daniel Goleman, PhD, joins me and it's FASCINATING.

We analyze people's …

Tim Daly 4

June 8th, 2021

1:10:34
Get to know Tim Daly on another level and hear gems from Tim you've never heard before, like:
  • What Tim is worried about getting cancelled for
  • Cancel …

Gavin MacLeod

June 1st, 2021

25:37

In this unconventional episode, I'm sharing my encounter with the late and wonderful Gavin MacLeod, from 2014, when I met him on The Love Boat. Well, …

Lillo Brancato returns!

May 25th, 2021

1:20:15
I’m happy to bring you a new, unfiltered talk with a fascinating person who’s famous, and yet, maybe you don’t know on a personal level!  Today it’s Lillo Brancato, star of A Bronx Tale, alongside Chazz Palminteri and …

Josh Radnor

May 11th, 2021

1:32:41

I should call this Deep Thoughts with Josh Radnor.

The How I Met Your Mother and Hunters actor (and musician who just released his first solo EP) and …

Debi Mazar returns!

April 27th, 2021

1:23:22
Debi Mazar and I catch up after her recent move to Italy. We have fun! I think you'll feel like you're hanging out with old friends and it's just …

Justin Baldoni

April 20th, 2021

1:25:50

Jane the Virgin and Man Enough's Justin Baldoni and I get real.

We talk about men and women, authenticity, body image, societal pressure, …

Quick note from Kara

April 13th, 2021

3:06

I'm back next Tuesday with a fresh batch of new shows. Click PLAY to hear who's coming, plus an update on live events.

In the meantime:

Watch bonus interviews: YouTube.com/ReallyFamous

Join my insiders group email …

One of my favorites - with Peter Hermann

April 13th, 2021

1:25:08

As you wait for next week's kickoff of new episodes of Really Famous, please enjoy this classic Really Famous talk with Younger and Law and Order SVU

The Birthday Episode: Louie Anderson

March 30th, 2021

1:27:06

To celebrate Louie's birthday and my birthday, plus a few more, I'm re-airing the talk that sparked my friendship with the one-and-only Louie Anderson. Plus a funny bonus!

Enjoy. It's from August 2020.

 

Join us as we …

Dennis Quaid.

March 23rd, 2021

1:03:08

Actor Dennis Quaid (The Right Stuff, The Rookie, The Parent Trap, Far From Heaven, A Dog's Purpose) and I catch up on Zoom. He has a new podcast …

Keltie Knight

March 16th, 2021

1:04:02

Entertainment Tonight + LadyGang Podcast host Keltie Knight and I have open, revealing talk on therapy, marriage, facial fillers, plastic surgery, transparency, authenticity, airbrushed perfection and the disconnect …

Skip Bayless

March 9th, 2021

1:30:26

Skip Bayless and I get to topics big and small!

Skip, of course, is an award-winning journalist, author and TV personality. He hosts the sports opinion and debate show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe, …

Kathleen Rose Perkins

March 2nd, 2021

1:10:09

Netflix is making Episodes even bigger than it was on Showtime. Are you watching?

Actor Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes, Rules of Engagement, Grey’s …

Steve Zahn returns!

February 23rd, 2021

1:23:38

What do you think of when you think of actor Steve Zahn? That Thing You Do ... Sahara ... Dallas Buyers Club ... Friends ... Saving Silverman

After this 100% real talk, you'll think of something else entirely.

It's …

Alex Guarnaschelli

February 16th, 2021

1:05:40

Alex Guarnaschelli says THIS about our podcast conversation:

"It's like a really good taco. Every bite is different."

In this Really Famous classic episode from February 2019, Food Network celebrity chef (Chopped, Iron …

Salvatore Esposito

February 9th, 2021

1:12:55

I've been telling you to watch Gomorrah for years. It's one of the best TV series ever - suspenseful, smart, sophisticated. But in the US, it's been …

Mike Rowe BONUS Part 2

February 2nd, 2021

28:15

In this BONUS episode...

Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs and the new discovery+ series Six Degrees with Mike Rowe, Deadliest Catch narrator, prolific …

Mike Rowe

January 26th, 2021

1:21:46

Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs and the new discovery+ series Six Degrees with Mike Rowe, Deadliest Catch narrator, prolific spokesperson, creator of …

Jenna Lyons

January 19th, 2021

1:12:17

Jenna Lyons, the J. Crew icon who dressed Michelle Obama (and through J. Crew, a lot of America), opens up about self-doubt, divorce, therapy, reinvention, style, her new HBO Max series, Stylish with Jenna Lyons, and …

Dylan Efron

January 12th, 2021

1:09:28

Today I talk to Dylan Efron, host of the YouTube series FLOW STATE, co-host of the YouTube series OFF THE GRID and producer of the Netflix series DOWN TO EARTH WITH ZAC EFRON. And yes, Zac Efron is Dylan’s brother.

Cesar Millan returns!

January 5th, 2021

1:04:16

Cesar Millan is back! The Dog Whisperer and I have another deep talk, this time about brand new things, like:

  • Leaders (of the dog variety AND the …

My first podcast ever: Tim Gunn

December 28th, 2020

1:29:00

This is where it all started. My talk with Tim Gunn, aka my first podcast ever. Recorded in 2017.

It's deeply personal. On so many levels.

I hope you enjoy it.

...

Tim's book, Tim Gunn's Guide to Style:

Suzanne Somers.

December 22nd, 2020

1:16:22

Suzanne Somers, actress, author and entrepreneur, sits down with me and shares some major stories. And there's a surprise twist. You won't see it …

Alan Cumming

December 15th, 2020

55:41

Alan Cumming has an FAQ page on his website. That's because he's been interviewed so many times and he's done with the same old questions. That's …

Randy Rainbow + Henry Winkler

December 7th, 2020

51:05

Here's a combo of two interviews I recorded for my YouTube channel - YouTube.com/ReallyFamous - last fall (2019). Both guests are FABULOUS.

  • Randy …

Vicki Lawrence

November 30th, 2020

54:20

Legendary comedian Vicki Lawrence is currently home, waiting out the pandemic like the rest of us. She takes an hour to power up Zoom and chat with …

Mayim Bialik

November 17th, 2020

1:06:31

Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory, Blossom, Call Me Kat) is extremely introspective, analytical and accomplished. So it's no surprise this talk turns …

Erich Bergen classic

November 10th, 2020

1:19:16

Actor Erich Bergen, who plays Blake on the popular CBS TV series Madam Secretary and is a master stage performer and musician (Waitress, Jersey Boys

Talia Shire Returns

November 2nd, 2020

46:39

This is a brand-new talk with Talia Shire!

It's a record-breaker: the fastest returning guest in the history of Really Famous.

After Talia and I taped our first podcast (get it here -

Michael Emerson.

October 27th, 2020

1:14:34

Michael Emerson (LOST, Evil, Person of Interest, Wakey Wakey) is truly fascinating - onscreen and offscreen.

We sit down in New York and get into …

Cobra Kai's Xolo Maridueña

October 20th, 2020

1:02:07

Xolo Maridueña (Cobra Kai, Parenthood ) answers your burning Cobra Kai questions. Plus we talk movies, his Mexican, Cuban, Ecuadorian roots, moving …

Betsy Brandt

October 13th, 2020

1:02:29

Love, love, LOVE Betsy Brandt! On Breaking Bad, Life in Pieces, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and, now that I know her, in real life.

I think you'll enjoy our talk as much as I do.

We bond over TV, hugs, human connection, …

Louie Anderson 2: Brand New!

September 29th, 2020

1:08:48

We may be onto something here!

Louie Anderson and I hit it off during our first talk last month. (Get it here: reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/louie-anderson ) So much so that we did it again -- but different! We taped a …

Daisy Fuentes.

September 21st, 2020

1:04:22

This is a Really Famous classic. I'm re-sharing it because it's the kind of talk a lot of us need right now.

Daisy Fuentes inspires me – and I think will inspire you. I love her perspective, approach to life, insight …

Matt Fraser

September 15th, 2020

1:14:08

Matt Fraser (Meet the Frasers) and I talk JUST DAYS BEFORE the world shut down.

And it doesn't matter if you believe in psychics or not: Matt's story …

Christopher Knight returns!

September 8th, 2020

1:02:10

Today Christopher Knight, aka Peter Brady from The Brady Bunch, is back on the show.

We catch up via Zoom and talk:

  • A Very Brady Renovation
  • HGTV
  • If …

Melora Hardin

September 1st, 2020

57:33

Melora Hardin plays Jan on The Office. Yes, Jan Levinson, Michael's boss/lover/roommate.

I have a great time asking her all about The Office.

We also …

Louie Anderson

August 18th, 2020

1:23:26

Louie Anderson moves me. When I watch him play Christine Baskets on the FX series Baskets, I literally put my hand to my heart. The humanity he …

Michael Imperioli - our 2nd talk

August 11th, 2020

1:14:09

This is a Really Famous classic episode: Michael Imperioli Returns. It's Michael's 2nd (of 3) times on the show.

Catch our other podcast talks

Talia Shire

August 3rd, 2020

1:34:46

Talia Shire is an icon. Well, you know. I mean, she's Connie Corleone in all The Godfather films. And she's Adrian, as in 'Yo, Adrian!' in all the Rocky films. Now she's in a new movie, Working Man, which you can catch …

Todd Bridges

July 27th, 2020

57:45

Todd Bridges has been through the ringer. But he's come out OK. I won't bury the lead: He has 29 years clean and sober. We get into that, and I found …

Jeremy Wade is back!

July 14th, 2020

1:09:38

Discovery Channel TV host Jeremy Wade (Mysteries of the Deep, River Monsters, Mighty Rivers) and I catch up on Zoom. He's at home in the UK. I'm at …

Diane Guerrero

July 6th, 2020

1:17:49

Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black, Jane the Virgin, Superior Donuts) is multi-layered and super impressive. She has a MAJOR story. Her parents …

Dennis Quaid

June 26th, 2020

1:03:08

Actor Dennis Quaid (The Right Stuff, The Rookie, The Parent Trap, Far From Heaven, A Dog's Purpose) and I catch up on Zoom. He has a new podcast …

Lillo Brancato

June 16th, 2020

1:33:24

Lillo Brancato (A Bronx Tale, The Sopranos, 5th Borough) opens up (I mean REALLY opens up) about his movies, Chazz Palminteri, Robert De Niro, The …

Tara Reid

June 11th, 2020

51:01

Actress Tara Reid (The Big Lebowski, American Pie, 5th Borough) answers my questions and explains why she's not who you think she is.

PLUS! You get a sneak peek of the next episode with actor Lillo Brancato (A Bronx …

Tony Goldwyn classic

May 27th, 2020

1:07:01

Tony Goldwyn (actor, director, writer, who you may know as President Fitz Grant on Scandal or Patrick Swayze's so-called friend on Ghost) is super …

Tim Daly is back again!

May 18th, 2020

1:09:24

Actor Tim Daly (Madam Secretary, Wings, Superman, Private Practice, Diner) and I catch up on Zoom and get super analytical.

We talk:

  • staying at home

Julian McMahon

May 5th, 2020

1:22:56

Julian McMahon - FBI: Most Wanted, Nip/Tuck, Charmed, Fantastic Four - and I have fun analyzing so many topics, like:

  • Why playing plastic surgeon …

Steve Zahn.

April 28th, 2020

1:01:28

Steve Zahn (Reality Bites, Friends, That Thing You Do, Sahara, Saving Silverman, Dallas Buyers Club, Suburbia...) is so fun onscreen that he's kinda the best thing about every movie he's in. Or at least every scene.

Michael McKean.

April 22nd, 2020

57:25

I reached into the vault for this talk with MAJOR actor Michael McKean, in celebration of how MAJOR Better Call Saul is this season. Enjoy!

Better …

Rhea Seehorn.

April 17th, 2020

1:00:49

Actor Rhea Seehorn plays Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad that’s having a STELLAR 5th season. And Rhea is FRONT AND CENTER.

Patrick Fabian returns!

April 13th, 2020

1:23:01

Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul, Carol's Second Act, Special, Saved By the Bell) and I jump onto Zoom for a talk about this wild world we're all …

Costa Ronin

April 6th, 2020

1:14:47

Homeland + The Americans + Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor Costa Ronin and I jump on Zoom for a talk about his TV shows and his life philosophy.

Kim Coles

March 31st, 2020

1:06:29

UPDATE: I'll be running LOTS of extra podcasts for you in the upcoming weeks, because human connection and entertainment are as vital as ever. Subscribe to both the podcast + my YouTube channel, starting now.

 

Cesar Millan

March 27th, 2020

1:57:38

UPDATE: I'm running LOTS of extra podcasts for you now because human connection and entertainment are as vital as ever. Subscribe to both the podcast + my YouTube channel.

Today's podcast:

In a surprisingly candid and …

Yul Vazquez in New York City

March 23rd, 2020

1:25:41

UPDATE: I'll be running LOTS of extra podcasts for you in the upcoming weeks, because human connection and entertainment are as vital as ever. Subscribe to both the podcast + my YouTube channel, starting now.

Today's …

Michael Rapaport

March 16th, 2020

48:53

"I'm an emotional person," says actor/comedian Michael Rapaport. If you've seen him on TV and movies - Friends, Black-ish, Louie, Atypical, Mighty Aphrodite - you may know this.

Michael stopped by the studio in 2018 and …

Michael Imperioli - Big New Interview Live in New York

March 9th, 2020

1:02:00

Michael Imperioli is back for a 3rd time on Really Famous. This time we did it in front of an audience of friends, family and fans of Really Famous …

Jaime Camil is back!

February 24th, 2020

59:16

Actor, singer and telenovela superstar Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin, Broke, La Fea Mas Bella, Coco, Las Pildoras de mi Novio) and I catch up after our last meetup (catch our first podcast here --

Suzanne Somers

February 10th, 2020

1:16:01

Chrissy Snow was just the beginning!

Suzanne Somers, actress, author and entrepreneur, sits down with me and shares some major stories. And there's a …

Elizabeth Perkins

January 21st, 2020

1:07:52

Actress Elizabeth Perkins joins me today! She's on three current TV series (This Is Us, Truth Be Told, A Moody Christmas) and has had a robust career …

Daisy Fuentes

January 7th, 2020

1:04:28

I’m kicking off 2020 with a guest who inspires me – and I think will inspire you. I love her perspective, approach to life, insight and authenticity.

Daisy is the host of a new TV show on NBC called A New Leaf,

Ben Vereen

December 30th, 2019

1:16:57

Icon alert! Ben Vereen. The ultimate Tony Award-winning entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, advocate and life philosophizer (yes he sure is, you'll …

Danny Aiello, his final interview.

December 16th, 2019

1:36:39

Danny Aiello was a gift to us all. I'll be forever grateful for the time I had with him. I found out months later that this talk was his final …

Marilu Henner

December 9th, 2019

1:23:49

Marilu Henner (Taxi, Evening Shade, Grease, Chicago) and I talk a mile a minute about EVERYTHING, from her incredible memory (it's called HSAM, or highly superior autobiographical memory) to party games to family to …

James Burrows

November 25th, 2019

1:15:15

James Burrows, possibly the most iconic, respected and talented television directors of all time, is in the building! Actually, I'm in HIS building, aka the NBC/Universal lot, aka the set of Will & Grace.

You know …

Kim Fields.

November 18th, 2019

1:02:38

Actress Kim Fields, who played Tootie on The Facts of Life, Regine on Living Single, and appeared on Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing with the …

Henry Winkler + Marion Ross

November 11th, 2019

1:10:49

VOTE HERE: reallyfamouspodcast.com

Henry Winkler joined me for a special VIDEO episode of Really Famous. (Catch it at YouTube.com/ReallyFamous.)

I realize you may not be into that, so today I'm running it as a podcast …

Diedrich Bader.

November 4th, 2019

1:08:59

This Diedrich Bader interview is soooo interesting, so I'm running it again. It was first released in 2018.

Plus you'll get a fun Henry Winkler announcement.

To see my NEW Henry Winkler interview, simply go to

Griffin Dunne.

October 28th, 2019

1:14:24

VOTE NOW for the Digital Hollywood Podcasting Award:

https://dhsessions.com/twoseminar/podcastcategoryone.html

Scroll down + you'll see Really …

Jay Mohr.

October 14th, 2019

1:39:48

This episode originally aired in June 2019.

 

Jay Mohr, aka Jon Mohr, aka JJ Mohr, is here!

This is an episode like no other.

He's funny. He's serious. It's light. It's deep. We go off the rails. Repeatedly. I analyze …

Gloria Gaynor

October 7th, 2019

1:01:17

 

Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye) is an icon! A living legend! Disco queen! Force of nature!

We sit down at her New Jersey home (it's for sale -- check it out!) and share stories.

Plus she gave me …

Christopher Knight.

September 30th, 2019

1:35:20

This episode originally aired in June 2019.

Yes, it's Peter Brady!

From The Brady Bunch.

I met Chris at his beautiful beach home in Southern …

Danny Aiello Part 2 - cliffhanger revealed!

September 23rd, 2019

39:19

Last episode's cliffhanger re: Marlon Brando is now resolved. Get ready. But that's NOT ALL. There's a very surprising story (to me, at least) in …

Danny Aiello - our 2nd talk

September 16th, 2019

1:01:35

Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing + The Godfather Part 2 actor Danny Aiello and I can't stop talking. And it's GREAT FUN.

We sit down in Long Island, as he's shooting a brand-new film from Deirdre O'Connor called One Moment

Beverly D'Angelo

September 9th, 2019

1:29:13

National Lampoon's Vacation turned actress Beverly D'Angelo into an American icon. She played Ellen Griswold, Chevy Chase's wife, of course. But …

Tim Busfield.

August 28th, 2019

1:23:21

Actor + director Timothy Busfield stops by to have a chat about, oh, EVERYTHING. Like:

  • The West Wing
  • Designated Survivor
  • This Is Us
  • thirtysomething

Joe Mantegna.

August 19th, 2019

32:41

Iconic actor Joe Mantegna drops by for a sit-down with me to discuss:

  • Criminal Minds
  • The Simpsons - 27 years as the voice of Fat Tony
  • The Godfather …

Liris Crosse

August 12th, 2019

51:55

Project Runway model Liris Crosse comes by Sofitel New York to chat with me about:

  • Meeting Tim Gunn
  • Working on Project Runway
  • Family and her …

Chazz Palminteri.

August 5th, 2019

1:07:58

Hollywood icon and quintessential New Yorker Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects, Analyze This) invites me to sit down and talk …

Alan Cumming

July 29th, 2019

57:58

Alan Cumming has an FAQ page on his website. That's because he's been interviewed soooo many times and he's done with the same ol' questions. That's …

Tony Goldwyn.

July 22nd, 2019

1:07:02

Tony Goldwyn (actor, director, writer, who you may know as President Fitz Grant on Scandal or Patrick Swayze's so-called friend on Ghost) is super …

Jessica Hecht

July 15th, 2019

54:06

Tony-nominated actress Jessica Hecht always brings the goods! Remember her on Friends? She was Ross's ex-wife's wife, Susan.

And Breaking Bad? She played Walter White's wealthy ex-partner, Gretchen.

A View from the …

BONUS: Steve Zahn EXTRA + Rick Gomez Q+A

July 11th, 2019

23:17

Steve Zahn + I do a funny Q&A after the podcast. He gets REALLY FUN when the camera turned on. This is the result.

Then!

Filmmaker + actor Rick …

Steve Zahn

July 8th, 2019

1:02:12

Steve Zahn (Reality Bites, Friends, That Thing You Do, Sahara, Saving Silverman, Dallas Buyers Club, Suburbia...) is so fun onscreen that he's kinda the best thing about every movie he's in. Or at least every scene.

Tim Daly: The Original

July 1st, 2019

1:06:38

In this classic Really Famous conversation with actor Tim Daly, who you know from Madam Secretary, Wings, The Sopranos, Private Practice, Diner ...

Tim Daly dishes on life, love, acting, being famous-ish, going from a …

Michael Imperioli returns!

June 24th, 2019

1:13:51

Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, Goodfellas, Summer of Sam) and I do an impromptu podcast - and it's so relaxed that you'll have a 100% different …

Peter Hermann.

June 17th, 2019

1:25:08

Younger and Law & Order: SVU actor Peter Hermann and I get into the groove!

You'll hear:

  • Peter and I hit it off big time. You'll laugh + smile …

Nicky Petito

June 10th, 2019

56:41

Comedian and celebrity impressionist Nicky Petito does a SPOT-ON Tony Soprano. (You won't believe it.)

Spike Lee loves him.

Michael Rapaport helped him go viral.

Danny Aiello is his favorite - and he says my interview …

Jay Mohr

June 3rd, 2019

1:39:48

Jay Mohr, aka Jon Mohr, aka JJ Mohr, is here!

This is an episode like no other.

He's funny. He's serious. It's light. It's deep. We go off the rails. Repeatedly. I analyze him. He analyzes me.

You'll love it. Or you'll …

Greyson Chance

May 28th, 2019

1:02:42

Greyson Chance became famous in the span of about three days ... thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga + Ashton Kutcher.

Sit back for an incredible …

Christopher Knight

May 20th, 2019

1:35:15

 

Yes, it's Peter Brady!

From The Brady Bunch.

I met Chris at his beautiful beach home in Southern California (check it out here).

I met his wife, …

Jeremy Sisto

May 13th, 2019

1:27:42

Jeremy Sisto (FBI, Six Feet Under, Law and Order, Waitress) and I laugh and dig deep on everything from snowplow parenting to social faux-pas to the …

Tippi Hedren

May 6th, 2019

41:06

Alfred Hitchcock was obsessed with the iconic movie star while filming The Birds and Marnie. And it got ugly.

Hear the whole story, why he …

Anthony Mendez

April 29th, 2019

1:11:00

Jane the Virgin narrator and movie trailer voice artist Anthony Mendez could entertain me all day with his deep voice!

Anthony will entertain you …

Yeardley Smith

April 22nd, 2019

1:09:02

It's Lisa Simpson!

Yes, Emmy-winner Yeardley Smith is the voice of smart, spunky Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons. For the last 30 years. Wow!

Yeardley is also an on-air actor (remember her from City Slickers, Herman's Head

Jason Ritter

April 8th, 2019

1:28:34

Jason Ritter (Parenthood, Gravity Falls, Joan of Arcadia) and I have a beautifully honest (and fun!) conversation.

I've wanted Jason to be a guest on …

Marion Ross

April 1st, 2019

44:47

You loved her as Mrs. C. on Happy Days. You'll be blown away when you see what a passionate go-getter she is in real life.

I sat down with Marion at her home in Los Angeles and we had quite a time!

You'll hear Marion …

Yul Vazquez Bonus Teaser

March 25th, 2019

5:16

It's a bonus! It's a teaser!

It's a 5-minute peek at Russian Doll and Seinfeld actor Yul Vazquez and me and our real, personal talk.

Full episode …

Yul Vazquez

March 25th, 2019

1:27:30

Seinfeld lovers, get ready! Yul Vazquez, who played "Bob the Intimidating Gay Guy" in the Soup Nazi, Puerto Rican Day and The Sponge episodes, is …

Ken Levine

March 18th, 2019

1:00:00

Emmy-winner Ken Levine has written + directed lots of your favorite TV shows, like Cheers, Frasier, M*A*S*H, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Wings.

We DISH! ... on famous people, TV scoop, behind-the-scenes shockers and …

Griffin Dunne

March 11th, 2019

1:13:37

Actor-producer-director Griffin Dunne (This Is Us, Dallas Buyers Club, An American Werewolf in London, My Girl), sits on the couch for a deep dive!

Annie Potts

March 4th, 2019

50:21

Don't you just love Annie Potts?

The Young Sheldon, Toy Story 4, Ghostbusters, Pretty in Pink and Designing Women actress and I talk about things …

Alysia Reiner

February 18th, 2019

48:05

Alysia Reiner from Orange Is the New Black (she plays Fig, the warden) is here. She talks about her other TV series, Better Things and The Deuce, and her new movie, Egg, which also stars Mad Men's Christina Hendricks.

Rick Gonzalez.

February 11th, 2019

1:16:56

Arrow star Rick Gonzalez and I laugh, analyze and dive deep on:

  • Learning the craft of acting
  • Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and …

Jaime Camil

February 4th, 2019

1:06:56

Actor Jaime Camil, who plays fan favorite Rogelio de la Vega on Jane the Virgin, is here!

We kick back for an hour and talk about Rogelio, Jane, Xiomara, Petra and more. Jaime walks me through his action-packed road to …

Eden Grinshpan

January 28th, 2019

55:42

Eden Grinshpan, host of Top Chef Canada, dishes on her TV hosting gigs, the Cooking Channel, Chopped Canada, having hustle, being loud, Instagram, her pizza obsession, breast pumps and more.

We recorded this live at the …

Eric Bogosian Bonus

January 22nd, 2019

23:16

Eric Bogosian, master actor-playwright-novelist, gives us even more to think about in this 20-minute bonus.

You'll hear about:

  • playing poker with …

Eric Bogosian

January 21st, 2019

1:08:00

Eric Bogosian, master actor-playwright-novelist, does a deep dive on acting and shares stories about his movies, TV series and plays, like Talk Radio, Billions, The Good Wife and Law and Order: Criminal Intent, to name …

Tony Goldwyn

January 14th, 2019

1:12:31

Tony Goldwyn isn't just a fake president. Sure, he plays President Fitz Grant on Scandal, but the talented actor-director runs deep.

Listen in and …

Polly Draper

January 7th, 2019

1:08:30

Polly Draper is the force behind The Naked Brothers Band, Stella's Last Stand and Ellyn Warren, a character I loved in Thirtysomething.

She kicks …

Daymond John

December 31st, 2018

51:34

Shark Tank investor, branding genius and entrepreneur Daymond John talks balancing work + family, being a dad, confidence, assumptions people make about him and where he goes when he's hungry.

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The Danny Aiello Interview

December 24th, 2018

47:48

Acting legend + icon Danny Aiello tells it like it is!

In this very fun chat, he talks about what happened behind the scenes of his films and tells stories about his famous friends (and enemies). The Do the Right Thing,

Adam Stephenson

December 17th, 2018

56:39

When the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) asked me to record a few podcast episodes at their New York City conference, I happily said yes.

Here's my conversation with actor Adam Stephenson, from Mr. Mercedes, …

Tim Daly is back for a new conversation!

December 10th, 2018

53:16

Actor Tim Daly (Madam Secretary, Wings, Diner) comes back and we get into another fun and insightful conversation.

You'll hear Tim talk about:

  • his …

Sela Ward

December 3rd, 2018

51:43

Emmy-winning actress Sela Ward and I sit down at Sofitel New York (thanks for hosting us, Sofitel!) to talk about her TV shows, movies, family, …

Peter Horton

November 26th, 2018

1:07:06

It's the man behind Grey's Anatomy! And thirtysomething's Gary Shepherd! And now this new drama on NBC...

Have you been watching New Amsterdam, the hospital drama on Tuesday nights after This Is Us?

That's Peter …

Erich Bergen

November 19th, 2018

1:19:57

Actor Erich Bergen, who plays Blake on the popular CBS TV series Madam Secretary and is a master stage performer and musician (Waitress, Jersey Boys

Elisabeth Röhm

November 12th, 2018

1:14:42

You know her voice. Now hear her wisdom!

Law & Order, American Hustle and The Oath actor Elisabeth Röhm shares ups and downs, what she's learned + why she may have a bonus career as a motivational speaker.

It's two …

The Cesar Millan Interview

November 5th, 2018

1:16:29

In a surprisingly candid and in-depth interview, Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan shares his incredible story of coming to the US from Mexico when he was young, had no money and didn't speak a word of English.

He opens up …

The Kara Mayer Robinson interview. By Peter Hermann.

November 1st, 2018

1:29:05

In a Really Famous podcast twist, Peter Hermann is my guest host.

And I am the guest.

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October 29th, 2018

1:29:05

In a Really Famous podcast twist, Peter Hermann is my guest host.

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Sharon Lawrence

October 22nd, 2018

50:37

It's NYPD Blue's Sylvia Sipowicz! Yes, the woman whose provocative scenes were a major part of this groundbreaking, iconic TV series.

But wait! Sharon has also been a constant presence on television since then, in shows …

Patrick Fabian

October 9th, 2018

1:10:24

Better Call Saul star Patrick Fabian and I get into the groove!

Patrick, of course, plays sharply-dressed and sharp-thinking Howard Hamlin of the law …

Michael Carbonaro

September 26th, 2018

41:06

Comedian, TV host, illusionist Michael Carbonaro gives a behind-the-scenes look at his hidden camera television series, The Carbonaro Effect.

PLUS. You'll get an inside look at who he really is in real life.

HINT: It's …

Mario Van Peebles.

September 17th, 2018

48:31

Wow, Mario Van Peebles is very wise! And he really likes to philosophize.

First...

I met up with the accomplished actor, writer, director, producer in Los Angeles.

Then...

Last weekend, I caught up with Mario at his …

Peter Hermann - Part 2

September 4th, 2018

1:26:08

We ran out of time. So Peter came back.

And we talked...and talked...and talked...

This is Part 2.

Listen to Part 1 here if by chance you missed it.

GOOD NEWS: There will be a Part 3.

In Part 3, Peter is the interviewer …

Peter Hermann Part 2

September 3rd, 2018

1:26:08

We ran out of time. So Peter came back.

And we talked...and talked...and talked...

This is Part 2.

Listen to Part 1 here if by chance you missed it.

GOOD NEWS: There will be a Part 3.

In Part 3, Peter is the interviewer …

Peter Hermann

August 27th, 2018

1:27:53

Younger and Law & Order: SVU actor Peter Hermann and I get into the groove!

You'll hear:

  • Peter and I hit it off big time. You'll laugh + smile …

Debi Mazar

August 21st, 2018

1:22:05

Actress Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, Entourage, Younger) is super gracious and invites me into her Brooklyn home when the podcast is BRAND NEW. We hang …

Rick Gonzalez

August 14th, 2018

1:16:52

 

Arrow star Rick Gonzalez and I laugh, analyze and dive deep on:

  • Learning the craft of acting
  • Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art …

Michael McKean

August 7th, 2018

52:47

Better Call Saul + Best in Show actor Michael McKean sheds light on:

  • why Chuck McGill is "America's sweetheart"
  • insights on Breaking Bad's Walter + …

Michael Ian Black

July 31st, 2018

1:12:43

Comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black sits down for a no-agenda talk about:

  • Podcasting
  • Fame
  • Obscurity
  • Comedians
  • Twitter
  • Getting arrested

Omar Epps

July 18th, 2018

1:12:37

House, Shooter and Higher Learning actor Omar Epps talks family, fatherhood and fame.

You'll hear us break down:

  • From Fatherless to Fatherhood - …

Aida Turturro

July 12th, 2018

1:01:03

Original air date May 15, 2017

The Sopranos actress Aida Turturro invites me into her Montauk beach home. Pull up a chair and join us as we relax and …

Joe Mantegna and Kirsten Vangsness

July 3rd, 2018

44:01

Iconic actor Joe Mantegna drops by for a sit-down with Kara to discuss:

  • Criminal Minds
  • The Simpsons - 27 years as the voice of Fat Tony
  • The …

Chris Lowell

June 26th, 2018

1:14:11

The GLOW, Private Practice and Veronica Mars star - and Rob Lowe's doppelganger! - gets into the podcast groove and talks:

  • Tim Daly and Taye Diggs

Rhea Seehorn

June 13th, 2018

1:05:19

The Better Call Saul star kicks back with Kara and talks:

  • Better Call Saul
  • Breaking Bad
  • Kim Wexler's ponytail
  • Al Pacino's hair
  • The Godfather Part 3

Scott Hamilton

June 4th, 2018

1:06:51

Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton has a lunchtime conversation about:

  • epic fails
  • YouTube binges
  • royalty checks
  • his voice
  • getting picked on

Eric Braeden

May 23rd, 2018

1:02:38

Eric Braeden has one of the most recognized faces around the world. Why? People EVERYWHERE are addicted to his soap opera, The Young and the Restless, even if they don't admit it! And Victor Newman, his character, is a …

Timothy Busfield

May 9th, 2018

1:24:42

Actor + director Timothy Busfield stops by to have a chat about, oh, EVERYTHING. Like:

  • The West Wing
  • Designated Survivor
  • This Is Us
  • Thirtysomething

Jeremy Wade

April 30th, 2018

1:11:54

He had malaria!

He had no real job or home for almost 2 decades!

And no, he wasn't plucked off a boat and given his plum gig hosting River Monsters and now Mighty Rivers on Animal Planet.

Get to know Jeremy Wade, all …

Michael Imperioli

April 18th, 2018

1:02:04

It's Christopher from The Sopranos, Eddie from Alex, Inc. Spider from Goodfellas and the author of a new coming-of-age novel, The Perfume Burned His Eyes.

You'll hear Michael break down The Sopranos, what he learned …

Cesar Millan - Part 2

April 16th, 2018

55:41

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan shares even more about dogs, love, life, fame and TV in this bonus episode.

You'll hear:

  • TV show secrets
  • dog details
  • the …

Cesar Millan - Part 1

April 9th, 2018

1:16:27

In a surprisingly candid and in-depth interview, Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan shares his incredible story of coming to the US from Mexico when he was young, had no money and didn't speak a word of English.

He opens up …

Fabio.

March 26th, 2018

54:49

Romance novel icon and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter star Fabio visits the show and talks about:

  • being discovered
  • running away from home
  • Italy …

Marin Ireland

March 15th, 2018

58:29

Sneaky Pete season 2 is now on Amazon -- and Marin dishes on Giovanni Ribisi, Bryan Cranston and surprise twists!

The TV, theater and movie actor also gives 411 on television series she was on, like Homeland, The …

Kate Flannery on The Office, fame, chefs, therapy

March 6th, 2018

1:07:31

It's Meredith from The Office! Actress Kate Flannery and Kara have a blast covering a colorful spectrum of topics and people, like:

  • Playing Meredith

Tippi Hedren on Hitchcock, #MeToo

February 26th, 2018

41:12

Alfred Hitchcock was obsessed with the iconic movie star while filming The Birds and Marnie. And it got ugly.

Hear the whole story, why he …

Diedrich Bader

February 13th, 2018

1:06:42

Get an inside look on life as a TV and film actor!

Diedrich Bader, of American Housewife, Better Things, Veep, Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite, …

Ed Asner

January 30th, 2018

37:57

This Ed Asner interview is like no other. The iconic actor, who played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Santa in Elf and Carl in Up, invites Kara into his LA home and talks freely and openly about acting, TV, …

Mario Van Peebles

January 18th, 2018

1:05:55

Wow, Mario Van Peebles is super smart! And he really likes to philosophize.

I met up with the accomplished actor, director and producer in Los Angeles for a philosophical conversation about his new television series,

Kim Fields talks Facts of Life, DWTS, RHOA and life's ups and downs

January 4th, 2018

1:07:47

Actress Kim Fields, who played Tootie on The Facts of Life, Regine on Living Single, and appeared on Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing with the …

Danny Aiello interview

December 18th, 2017

50:50

Acting legend and icon Danny Aiello tells it like it is!

In this very fun chat, he talks about what happened behind the scenes of his films and tells stories about his famous friends (and enemies). The Do the Right …

Ana Gasteyer

December 11th, 2017

58:17

SNL comedian-actress Ana Gasteyer chats about being funny, famous and a neat freak!

The Lady Dynamite, Suburgatory, People of Earth, Mean Girls and A Christmas Story Live star also dishes on being a Brooklyn mom, taking …

Iris Bahr on Curb Your Enthusiasm, comedy and online dating

November 30th, 2017

58:59

Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Iris Bahr invites Kara into her Greenwich Village apartment in New York City and talks about her new book with JB Smoove, her TV series with Mark Cuban, Funny or Die, being a single mom, …

Curtis Armstrong is a cool nerd

November 21st, 2017

1:04:00

Famous actor Curtis Armstrong has a face and voice you know! He played Booger on Revenge of the Nerds in the 80s and is on TV now in New Girl and

Jenna Ushkowitz

November 9th, 2017

44:12

Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz, who played Tina Cohen-Chang on the mega-hit FOX TV series, visits the studio to talk about her new movie Hello Again.

She talks failed auditions, OCD, fame, crushes, being exposed, getting …

Peter Scolari

October 31st, 2017

1:12:58

Emmy-winning actor Peter Scolari, who won an Emmy for HBO's Girls, stops by Really Famous to chat about his new film, Weight, and his long acting …

Michael Rapaport on divorce, acting, Weinstein, DeNiro

October 17th, 2017

55:04

"I'm an emotional person," says actor Michael Rapaport. If you've seen him on TV and movies - Friends, Black-ish, Louie, Atypical, Mighty Aphrodite - you may know this. Michael stopped by the studio last week to talk …

Carrie Preston

October 2nd, 2017

38:15

It’s Elsbeth from The Good Wife! And Arlene from True Blood. Even if you don’t know Carrie Preston by name, odds are you know her from TV. The …

Dee Wallace on ET, Cujo, Spielberg

September 19th, 2017

1:03:02

Oh my, what an interview! If there's anything they don't know about me after this one, I give up!

- actress Dee Wallace (ET, Cujo, The Howling)

The iconic movie mom opens up big time about her family, her dad's …

Miriam Shor on Younger, parenting, quirks

September 5th, 2017

1:12:34

Younger TV star Miriam Shor is hilarious onscreen and off! She cracks Kara up with anecdotes about her kids, driving lessons, Game of Thrones and a weird cheese habit. The actress (of Darren Star's TV Land hit Younger +

Kathleen Rose Perkins on Episodes, Hollywood, life

August 20th, 2017

1:10:13

Actor Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes, Rules of Engagement, Grey’s Anatomy) puts it all out there, warts and all. And that’s a good thing! Unlike …

Annette O'Toole

August 8th, 2017

1:00:34

Film, TV & stage actress Annette O'Toole doesn't do many interviews, so this in-depth conversation with Kara Mayer Robinson for the Really Famous …

Amy Hargreaves on 13 Reasons Why, Homeland, fame

July 26th, 2017

1:08:18

Homeland & 13 Reasons Why actress Amy Hargreaves has opinions about the 'glamorizing suicide' controversy surrounding her mega-hit Netflix show AND what's up with Carrie Mathison and her babe Franny. She shares her …

Ted Lange

June 22nd, 2017

43:02

It's the Love Boat's adored bartender, Isaac Washington! Yes, he's fab in real life too. Yes, he's still in showbiz. Ted talks to Kara about fame, …

Aisha Hinds

June 6th, 2017

55:44

Are you watching 9-1-1 on FOX? Did you see True Blood, NCIS, Shots Fired, Wet Hot American Summer, Under the Dome or Underground? If so, you know Aisha. But you don't know what a profound human being she is!

Don't …

Zoe Lister-Jones on Life in Pieces, love, quirks

May 29th, 2017

49:13

The Life in Pieces actress gets real with Kara on marriage, divorce, acting and filmmaking (her IFC film Band Aid is in theaters June 2). She gets personal and shares unexpected facts about her marriage, her life and …

Tim Daly talks Madam Secretary, acting + life

May 19th, 2017

1:07:18

Actor Tim Daly, of Madam Secretary, Wings, Private Practice, Diner, chats with Kara about being famous-ish, going from a country kid to a film and TV actor, and important people in his life: his kids, grandson, sister …

Liz Lange

May 11th, 2017

1:15:22

Fashion designer, stylist and entrepreneur Liz Lange reveals her daily routine, habits, tips and tricks. She sits down with journalist and celebrity interviewer Kara Mayer Robinson and they laugh, gasp and connect on …

Jill Whelan talks Hollywood, cruising and reinventing herself

April 28th, 2017

42:25

Jill Whelan is an actress, writer and producer who played Vicki Stubing in the classic television series The Love Boat. Jill sits down with journalist and celebrity interviewer Kara Mayer Robinson and they talk about …

Tim Gunn

April 24th, 2017

1:27:30

Fashion guru Tim Gunn is the real deal. In this major interview, The Project Runway style mentor and TV host instantly connects with journalist Kara Mayer Robinson and they dive deep on topics of all kinds, like …

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