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Back To One is a podcast about acting. In each episode, host Peter Rinaldi invites one working actor to do a deep dive into their unique process, psychology, and approach to the craft. No small talk, no celebrity stories, no inane banter—just the work.

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Back To One is a podcast about acting. In each episode, host Peter Rinaldi invites one working actor to do a deep dive into their unique process, psychology, and approach to the craft. No small talk, no celebrity stories, no inane banter—just the work.

    Zora Howard

    Zora Howard

    Zora Howard stars in “Premature” and co-wrote the script. Her performance has an assured authenticity and a new brand of quiet desperation that is remarkable for a first feature. She’s been an award-winning creator for years though. Plays, poems, spoken word performances. I ask where her love of words began, and which of these paths of creation she’s anxious to continue down. She talks about the necessary step of taking off the writer’s hat in order to perform in the present moment, and more!

    • 21 min
    Zoey Deutch

    Zoey Deutch

    Acting wunderkind Zoey Deutch returns to the podcast on the occasion of the release of “Buffaloed,” the raucous indie she stars in (and produced) where she gets to flex her high octane comedy chops. We get into the weeds discussing comedy performance, she talks about striving to make her characters relatable, and about her love for auditioning (despite the hiccups). I delicately ask her what makes up the bulk of her now legendary script binder and she graciously explains. Plus much much more!

    • 39 min
    Richard Rankin

    Richard Rankin

    Scottish actor Richard Rankin plays Roger on the Starz hit series “Outlander” (Season 5 premieres on February 16th). He talks about the process of stepping back into playing Roger after being on hiatus. We have a very clinical discussion about sex scenes, chemistry, and the importance of genuine depth in on-screen romance. A listener question leads to a discussion about the effects of time travel. Plus he (very objectively) talks about why he's the reason Season 5 of “Outlander” is the best yet.

    • 42 min
    Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

    Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

    On a very special episode, the stars of "Portrait Of A Lady On Fire," Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel, and their director, Céline Sciamma, sit down with Peter Rinaldi to discuss gazes, play, Noh, breathing, joy, and the collaboration process at the heart of the French cinematic masterwork. 

    • 32 min
    Deirdre O'Connell

    Deirdre O'Connell

    In this golden-nugget-filled hour, New York theater legend Deidre O'Connell talks about why she likes to travel to the place her character resides and why it’s important that she believes her character is smarter than her. I ask about her incredible performance in “Diane,” one scene in particular, and how on earth she's able to lip sync every single line in the brand new production "Dana H" at the Vineyard theater in New York City. Plus much much more!

    • 51 min
    Marsha Stephanie Blake

    Marsha Stephanie Blake

    Marsha Stephanie Blake's devastating portrayal of Linda McCray in “When They See Us” was justifiably recognized with an Emmy nomination last year. She talks extensively about one particular line in that incredible limited series. She also talks about obsessively studying Al Pacino during the run of "The Merchant of Venice" on Broadway, and relishing her time with Viola Davis in this season of "How To Get Away With Murder.” And I couldn't let her go without talking about August Wilson.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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