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Set Stories Podcast

54 EpisodesProduced by Houry Magarian, Charles Cartwright, and Jonathan Scott Website

A podcast where filmmakers get together and tell crazy stories behind the scenes. Come join us as we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly things that happen to us on set. We're all about making positive changes in the film industry and by sharing our stories and providing solutions to problems… read more

54 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Season 5 Episode 9 Hannah Bradford

December 12th, 2022


Earning a masters degree in documentary filmmaking from Chapman, working for IMAX, and performing as a scare actor, we are so excited to have Hannah on our season 5 finale episode! We talk about what its like watching …

Season 5 Episode 8 Affernie Michel

December 5th, 2022


This week we got the pleasure of hanging out with Affernie, a stop-motion animator! We get into the nit and grit of all the technical aspects of …

Season 5 Episode 7 Jillian Armendariz

November 28th, 2022


Adjusting from doing theatre in New York to working in TV and film in LA was tough. But for Jillian, she knows that if you put the hard work and dedicate yourself to your passion, then you can make it. In this episode …

Season 5 Episode 6 Jonathan Scott

November 21st, 2022


IT'S THE EPISODE YOU ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!!!! Jonathan is back and as always he's got the best stories to share. Its always a better time when the team is back together. So we hope you like this episode where we …

Season 5 Episode 5 Nichole Ruiz

November 14th, 2022


This week we got first AC and DP Nichole on the show! We sit down and talk about being chased by the cops, dealing with technical difficulties, and …

Season 5 Episode 4 Dre Lamparello

November 7th, 2022


Makeup artist, special FX, and hair extraordinaire Dre joins us this week! Is honesty the best policy when it comes to working with over-the-top …

Season 5 Episode 3 Jennifer Zhang

October 31st, 2022


Actress, Writer, and Producer Jennifer joins us on this very special Halloween episode of set stories. She shares what its really like being an Asian and a woman in this industry and how hard you have to work just to be …

Season 5 Episode 2 Stephen LaRose

October 24th, 2022


Stephen started making short films on a camcorder at a very young age with his friends in Arizona. He shares some of his insight and knowledge of filmmaking and what its like working as a assistant production …

Season 5 Episode 1 David Bornstein

October 17th, 2022


Season 5 and we are back baby!!! This season we are definitely starting with a bang and an old friend, David joins us again to talk more set stories. …

Season 4 Episode 12 Morris Jackson

January 3rd, 2022


Seeing Jurassic Park changed Morris' world and from that moment on he wanted to make movies. He wanted to be a part of making that magic happen. In this season finale episode we talk about his first set experience, …

Season 4 Episode 11 Joe Bandelli

December 25th, 2021


Being a lover of the horror and comedy genre of films, Joe talks about what it was like making his very first feature for about $100,000 while being the writer, producer, director and an actor. He also shares a funny …

Season 4 Episode 10 David Jimenez

December 20th, 2021


Born and raised in LA, he writes, he directs, he AD's, he produces; he wears one hat different colors, as he likes to say it. Come join us on this …

Season 4 Episode 9 Evan Raiff

December 13th, 2021


Evan sits down with us once more to talk more set stories! In his sequel episode he tells us what it really feels like to be an actor and what the auditioning process has been like during the pandemic. Charles shares a …

Season 4 Episode 8 Katherine Dudley

December 6th, 2021


Growing up in a small town near Seattle and wanting to be a part of storytelling, she moved to LA and started working as a Cinematographer, and also sometimes as a Producer. Katherine shares some of her amazing insight …

Season 4 Episode 7 David Bornstein

November 29th, 2021


A production assistant, a sometimes editor, with an ambition to direct films David's got the Set Stories from all over! What's it like working with young actors, or being a part of a horrible production and the …

Season 4 Episode 6 Amy Klewitz

November 22nd, 2021


An actress, a makeup artist, a television host, a producer; we can go on and on about Amy's amazing and unlimited talent. We talk make up stories, actor stories, and even a porn story! These and so much more. This …

Season 4 Episode 5 Ronan Barbour

November 15th, 2021


Actor and author of a new novel, The Pizza Deliveryman's Tale available now on Amazon, shares some of his experiences he's had on set as an actor. We talk about safety on set and the main concerns over shooting in the …

Season 4 Episode 4 Joe McGill

November 8th, 2021


Starting out as a barber and getting invited to come to set to cut hair to being an amazing sound recordist on History Channel's Skinwalker Ranch, we are very delighted to have Joe on the show. He shares his amazing …

Season 4 Episode 3 Halloween Special! w/ Christian York

October 31st, 2021


In this special Halloween episode writer, director, and editor extraordinaire Christian shares some of his most scary set stories. Listen to find out how it was like when he got turned away from filming in an abandoned …

Season 4 Episode 2 Toby Kearton: The Sequel

October 25th, 2021


Toby from Season 2 is back! And he's got more set stories to share along with his amazing wisdom of all that is filmmaking. Listen to see what happens when he came on a production as a covid officer but suddenly got …

Season 4 Episode 1 Houry and Charles

October 18th, 2021


Season 4 kicks off with Houry and Charles sharing their thoughts about the future of the film industry with the regards for the safety and treatment of crew members. We all deserve better! Charles also shares his own …

Season 3 Episode 13 Special 4/20!

April 20th, 2021


Surprise! We are potcasting this season out with this special 4/20 episode. We've got stories where Charles was on a music video with Wiz Khalifa and we've got more famous film set stories and they are even crazier than …

Season 3 Episode 12 Robin Kincade

April 19th, 2021


Robin is baaaack! And this time we talk alien abductions and true crime stories. Listen to find out what its like to film a 'simple' shoot in NYC for the first time, what its like to interview people that have gone …

Season 3 Episode 11 Nia Miranda

April 12th, 2021


An 'ARTivist' with a strong and beautiful voice and believing in the power of your voice in the world of art and storytelling, Nia's episode is …

Season 3 Episode 10 Evan Raiff

April 5th, 2021


Being discovered in a restaurant by one of the most coolest video game productions to be a face model for a very successful game, you are definitely …

Season 3 Episode 9 Samantha Trevino

March 29th, 2021


Wanting to pursue a career in acting she left everything behind in Texas to follow her dreams of being on the silver screen. Texas is far away from …

Season 3 Episode 8 Kyle Leone

March 22nd, 2021


Being the host of his own podcast The Gory Days, Kyle sure is easy to talk to. Making his way in the industry as an AD and as occasional background …

Season 3 Episode 7 Jonathan Scott

March 15th, 2021


Join us this week where we have out very own Jonathan in the "hot seat"! He has been working non stop and can't wait to share some great and crazy set stories. Working on Lifetime movies, working where the food isn't …

Season 3 Episode 6 Kyle Hardesty

March 8th, 2021


Working as part of the Grip/Electric department on several films and music videos, Kyle Hardesty moved from San Diego to Los Angeles to further pursue his dream of making movies. We talk about what it means to get the …

Season 3 Episode 5 Famous Films and Their Set Stories

March 1st, 2021


Charles and Houry sit down to talk about set stories, not from our own sets but from films that all of us have seen like The Shining, The Abyss, Waterworld, and American Graffiti. We talk about near death experiences …

Season 3 Episode 4 Carolina Rodriguez

February 22nd, 2021


Making her way in the film industry as an amazing 1st AC, Carolina stops by on zoom to talk about her experiences in filming both before and during …

Season 3 Episode 3 Helena Karadimos

February 15th, 2021


Born in Melbourne Australia Helena is a trailblazer in directing films and music videos. We talk about how challenging it was directing a TV series where they shot it all both in English and Spanish. She is also our …

Season 3 Episode 2 Trey LaCroix

February 8th, 2021


This week's episode is dedicated to sound extraordinaire Trey LaCroix. Having been a production sound mixer on films, documentaries, and commercials he knows how important it is to capture the perfect sound on set. And …

Season 3 Episode 1 Houry, Charles, and Jonathan

February 1st, 2021


Season 3 kicks off with the gang back together, virtually of course. Talking about filming in bad neighborhoods, shooting without permits, and the …

Season 2 Episode 13 Jeremy Boling

August 31st, 2020


Our season finale episode includes the awesome Jeremy Boling! Growing up, he always wanted to make movies and be on film sets. And now we all get the …

Season 2 Episode 12 Melanie Ragone

August 24th, 2020


Starting out working in reality TV Melanie got her experience as a PA, but soon was able to work her way up as a grip on major TV shows and films. Now, with a new book coming soon Melanie is someone to look out for. …

Season 2 Episode 11 Alejandro Etcheagaray

August 17th, 2020


What happens when you tell the director he may not be the best man for the job? And he happens to be a friend? Well, sometimes you gotta do what's right for the film that everyone is working so hard for. That's the kind …

Season 2 Episode 10 Mike Perkins

August 10th, 2020


Mike Perkins. Mike Perkins. Mike Perkins. The more you say his name the better it is. Did you hear that applause? A stand up comedian and a producer of various films and shows, we are very fortunate to have the one and …

Season 2 Episode 9 Toby Kearton

August 3rd, 2020


When you hear Toby talk about filmmaking and the process, it just fills you up with so much inspiration that it makes you wanna grab your camera and tell a great story. His philosophy and artistic discipline into …

Season 2 Episode 8 Rickey Bird

July 27th, 2020


Being the author of the book "Cheap Movie Tricks: How to Shoot a Short Film For Under $2,000" you bet your ass our guest this week knows a trick or two in the biz. Director and jack of all trades kinda filmmaker, Rickey …

Seaseon 2 Episode 7 Robin Kincade

July 20th, 2020


With more than 30 years of producing and working behind the scenes experience under her belt, you bet Robin has some crazy stories to tell. Being a trailblazer herself and understanding that hard work can pay off we are …

Season 2 Episode 6 Marq Robinson

July 13th, 2020


This week the incredible Marq Robinson sits with Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker to talk about a crazy desert shoot and how important it …

Season 2 Episode 5 Adam Beck

July 6th, 2020


An honest DP makes you a better DP. That's what we learned when we talked to our guest this week, Adam Beck. Knowing all about filmmaking while on the job, he sure knows a lot about what makes a good shot.  

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Season 2 Episode 4 Stephen Ho

June 29th, 2020


Sometimes set stories goes beyond the set and ends up at the hospital while watching the Super Bowl. Weird huh? Stephen is a fantastic DP and he's got one hell of a story to tell. We also talk about the importance of …

Season 2 Episode 3 Sabrina Percario

June 21st, 2020


What can I say about Sabrina Percario? She's an actress, a producer, a first AD, and has a major in bio medicine! (which comes in handy on set) You'll see how in her story. Please do yourself a favor and listen to this …

Season 2 Episode 2 Filmmaking in America vs. Other Countries

June 15th, 2020


This week the three stooges are at it again. Tune in as we talk about how working on a set in the States differs from working in other countries/working with people from other countries. 

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Season 2 Episode 1 We're Back!

June 8th, 2020


The set stories gang is back together! Well, sorta. We come to you via three computer screens and the comfort of our own homes to talk to you about …

Season 1 Episode 7 Suzy Balderas

May 15th, 2020


Talent with a capital T can only describe makeup artist and hairstylist Suzy. Things get really hot in her story. Give it a listen and you'll understand why. 

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Season 1 Episode 6 Josh Glassman

May 15th, 2020


Growing up in Colorado and wanting to make films Josh Glassman moved to LA to pursue his dream. Become inspired by his story and listen to his …

Season 1 Episode 5 Jaime Torres

May 15th, 2020


A director, a cinematographer, a gaffer and so much more. He seems to do it all. Don't miss Jaime talk about his personal experiences as a filmmaker and trying to make it in Los Angeles. 

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Season 1 Episode 4 Sam Goddard

May 15th, 2020


Camera operator/Assistant Sam Goddard stops by the studio to talk about his set experiences including someone drinking while on the job! Oh no! Listen to his episode to see what happens. 

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Season 1 Episode 3 Kevin B. Simmons

May 15th, 2020


Kevin Simmons, a Texan native got his start in filmmaking by working in rental houses. I hope you’re hungry for this episode, cause he dishes on how a hoard of homeless people wandered onto one of his sets.....ahhhh! …

Season 1 Episode 2 Harris Smith

May 15th, 2020


Our first special guest, Gaffer/Key Grip Harris Smith joins the cast and dives deep (head first) into gnarliest set injuries. 

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Season 1 Episode 1 - The Beginning

May 15th, 2020


PotCast Set Stories is a place where filmmakers get high and tell crazy and funny set stories. What we do behind the scenes is magic and takes certain skill, but sometimes it can be incompetence at its best. Come join …

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