202 episodes

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.

Really Famous with Kara Mayer Robinson Kara Mayer Robinson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 105 Ratings

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.

    Karan Soni

    Karan Soni

    Miracle Workers, Deadpool & now 7 Days: Karan Soni is killing it and we get into the roller-coaster ride of stories about how he went from living in New Delhi, India, prepared to inherit a role in his father's tractor business, to becoming friends with his childhood idol, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter!) and writing and starring in a film that just won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Film: 7 Days. Join us for laughs, shocks and truths!  
    Shop on my Amazon Storefront to:
    Support the show! Get really cool stuff! Amazon.com/Shop/ReallyFamous Karan's new film 7 Days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGdmJMLu-Kg  
    Watch Really Famous on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/karamayerrobinson/
    Join my Really Famous Friends & Fans Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reallyfamous/
    Watch my new bonus series IT'S NOT JUST YOU on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccR0N9GnIUc&list=PLyUDSyrlX1o5bnuP83jR4zBq--lH_MDbb 
    Watch Karan Soni and me on YouTube:
    Part 1:
    https://youtu.be/2OBp4VaUzSc
    Part 2:
    https://youtu.be/qsCNIfDDQxE
    Subscribe for more:
    https://www.youtube.com/reallyfamous 
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    Watch my new bonus series IT'S NOT JUST YOU on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/karamayerrobinson/ 
    Support Really Famous by shopping for all your Amazon purchases through my link:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
     
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    Email me reallyfamouspodcast@gmail.com Join my Special Insiders Group  Connect with me and get behind-the-scenes scoop on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter TikTok  
    Connect with me:
    Subscribe to Really Famous on YouTube: YouTube.com/ReallyFamous Follow me on Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on Twitter: @kara1to1 Follow me on Facebook: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on TikTok: @karamayerrobinson Live events notification: really-famous.com/contact Everything! https://linktr.ee/reallyfamous  Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson
    Music credit:
    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Norm Lewis

    Norm Lewis

    Scandal, Pose, Da Five Bloods, Les Miserables, Porgy & Bess, Chicago, Daytime Divas, Blue Bloods, Mrs. America ... The list of Norm Lewis's Broadway musicals, TV series and films is spectacular.
    But WHO IS this familiar face with the smile that lights up a room?
    A very nice guy, as you'll witness here on Really Famous. You'll also see how his winning ways started - and the secret to their power and longevity.
    Join us for an enlightening and entertaining chat!
    LINKS
    My Tony Goldwyn interview: https://youtu.be/cX1VCKd5uV0  
    My Younger interviews:
    Peter Hermann
    https://www.reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/peter-hermann
    Debi Mazar
    https://www.reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/debi-mazar 
    Miriam Shor 
    https://www.really-famous.com/miriam-shor
    Shop on my Amazon Storefront to:
    Support the show! Get really cool stuff! Amazon.com/Shop/ReallyFamous  
    Watch Really Famous on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/karamayerrobinson/
    Join my Really Famous Friends & Fans Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reallyfamous/
    Watch Norm Lewis and me on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5ZWchUxbNiA 
    (Remember to subscribe and tap the bell!)
    Support Really Famous by shopping for all your Amazon purchases through my link:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
    Visit the Westgate New York Grand Central - https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/new-york/midtown-manhattan/westgate-new-york-grand-central/
     
    Share your thoughts!
    Email me reallyfamouspodcast@gmail.com Join my Special Insiders Group  Connect with me and get behind-the-scenes scoop on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter TikTok  
    Connect with me:
    Subscribe to Really Famous on YouTube: YouTube.com/ReallyFamous Follow me on Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on Twitter: @kara1to1 Follow me on Facebook: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on TikTok: @karamayerrobinson Live events notification: really-famous.com/contact Everything! https://linktr.ee/reallyfamous  Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson
    Music credit:
    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons
     

    • 57 min
    Pete Holmes

    Pete Holmes

    So this is new! My talk with comedian, actor and podcaster Pete Holmes, who stars in a brand-new comedy that just premiered on CBS called How We Roll, was taped live in front of a hotel (and livestreamed) audience!  You'll hear a lot about that, plus Pete's very grounded and well-earned life strategies and philosophies, his stand-up comedy, his HBO series Crashing, and his podcast, You Made It Weird.
    You'll also hear people! Plus a sneeze or two. And a few "bless yous."
    Enjoy the ride.
    Shop on my Amazon Storefront to:
    Support the show! Get really cool stuff! Amazon.com/Shop/ReallyFamous  
    Watch Really Famous on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/karamayerrobinson/
    Join my Really Famous Friends & Fans Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reallyfamous/
    Watch my new bonus series IT'S NOT JUST YOU on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccR0N9GnIUc&list=PLyUDSyrlX1o5bnuP83jR4zBq--lH_MDbb 
    Watch Pete Holmes and me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/reallyfamous 
    (Remember to subscribe and tap the bell!)
    Part 1: https://youtu.be/o9n1AqI1dPY
    Part 2: https://youtu.be/VhuNcLVhEdI
    Watch my new bonus series IT'S NOT JUST YOU on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/karamayerrobinson/
    Support Really Famous by shopping for all your Amazon purchases through my link:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
    Watch Pete's new CBS series How We Roll, Thursdays at 9:30 pm ET - https://www.cbs.com/shows/how-we-roll/ 
    Visit the Westgate New York Grand Central - https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/new-york/midtown-manhattan/westgate-new-york-grand-central/
     
    Share your thoughts!
    Email me reallyfamouspodcast@gmail.com Join my Special Insiders Group  Connect with me and get behind-the-scenes scoop on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter TikTok  
    Connect with me:
    Subscribe to Really Famous on YouTube: YouTube.com/ReallyFamous Follow me on Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on Twitter: @kara1to1 Follow me on Facebook: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on TikTok: @karamayerrobinson Live events notification: really-famous.com/contact Everything! https://linktr.ee/reallyfamous  Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson
    Music credit:
    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons
     
     
     

    • 1 hr
    Salvatore Esposito is back!

    Salvatore Esposito is back!

    NEW! SaSa and I are back with a new talk. 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 hard to find. Now it's back - thank you, HBO Max! - and I get to sit down with the lead actor, Salvatore Esposito.
    Salvatore isn't just the lead in Gomorrah (he plays Gennaro, aka Genny, Savastano). He's also a highlight of this season of Fargo (another great show), playing Gaetano Fadda, who you won't easily forget.
    So! My talks with Salvatore go down in the books, for me, as some of my favorites. They're fun. And real.
    And they're in English! You'd never guess from seeing him on Gomorrah that he speaks this beautifully. 
    We talk:
    Gomorrah Season 5 finale Ciro de Marzio family love relationships life lessons struggles Naples, Rome, New York, Los Angeles, Texas, New Orleans learning English learning Italian words like mozzarella and grazie tourist traps HBO Max being a good person   Links!
    Watch Salvatore & me on YouTube: https://youtube.com/reallyfamous Part 1 (Gomorrah)➤ https://youtu.be/u5GvfkaEn1M
    Part 2 (Dreams) ➤ https://youtu.be/Zldzb-Q223k
    Part 3 (Italy + US) ➤ https://youtu.be/3kK2tNDtOmQ
    Our first podcast ➤ really-famous.com/now/salvatore-esposito  GOMORRAH on HBO Max ➤ https://amzn.to/2NffCSt
    FARGO on Hulu ➤ https://amzn.to/39nwVJT You may also like ➤
    Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) ➤ https://youtu.be/xBRlpJl38kw
    Danny Aiello (The Godfather Part 2) ➤ https://youtu.be/0Gju_wln_f4
    Talia Shire (The Godfather, Rocky) ➤ https://youtu.be/uYOb3JNnwB0
    Lillo Brancato (A Bronx Tale) ➤ https://youtu.be/DiCArpNHr5s
    Get a mug (like Salvatore's!) ➤ www.really-famous.com/merch  
    My AMAZON SHOP: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
     
    My top Italy-inspired picks on Amazon:
    Checkered Chef pizza cutter https://amzn.to/2KRinsm Nespresso VertuoPlus Solo https://amzn.to/3iQ1TgR Kimbo Napoli espresso pods https://amzn.to/3oltl7b  
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    Fun + funky GOODIES for TV + film lovers: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
     
    New live shows: I'll be back with live shows in NYC and maybe other locations. Get word as soon as we book new dates:
    reallyfamouspodcast.com/live-shows
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    Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.
    Music - Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech - Creative Commons

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Mike Rowe.

    Mike Rowe.

    Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch narrator, prolific spokesperson, creator of the mikeroweWORKS foundation, author of The Way I Heard It, and soooo much more, joins me and goes with my therapy-like approach to interviews. It's fabulous.
    We talk:
    Artificially inseminating a turkey Behind the scenes of Dirty Jobs How he got his start on-air at QVC Getting fired The secret to Dirty Jobs His  6 million Facebook fans Politics discovery+ Regrets – or not His choice not to have kids His career path Being a “hobo” His favorite novels The work ethic his foundation, mikeroweWORKS, is based on Politics + if he's going to run in a future election His intimate relationships His parents, their marriage, and a clear message he sent Mike and his brothers Parenting today Stuttering Being a shy kid Innovation vs. imitation Efficiency vs. effectiveness Following your passion Whether or not people change And soooo much more! This was taped in 2021.
    Links!
    Watch + Subscribe on YouTube:
    Mike's Fan Q&A on YouTube: https://youtube.com/reallyfamous Buy books at my Amazon shop:
    Mike's book: The Way I Heard It  https://amzn.to/3hMwA66 Mike’s mom’s book  https://amzn.to/38iH4He Mike's first book: Profoundly Disconnected : A True Confession From Mike Rowe https://amzn.to/3q2p8Xn Mike's favorite John MacDonald novels https://amzn.to/3qhUGZk SHOP my new AMAZON STOREFRONT: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
    Thank you for supporting the show by using my link (above) to buy anything at all on Amazon!
    JOIN ME on PATREON:
    https://www.patreon.com/reallyfamous
    Support the show with $3. Get a shout-out on air and my appreciation!
    Check out:
    discovery+ https://amzn.to/3hXaPR5 (Six Degrees with Mike Rowe) mikeroweWORKS https://www.mikeroweworks.org/about/ Mike's podcast: The Way I Heard It https://mikerowe.com/podcast/  
    Get a REALLY FAMOUS MUG (like Mike's!) ➤ https://shop.spreadshirt.com/really-famous/really+famous-A5d211932162c5f1ba0e0ae33?productType=949&sellable=xrOAqlvEk1UqmOlaDVqJ-949-32&size=29
     
    WATCH Mike Rowe + me on YOUTUBE ➤ 
    Mike Rowe Q&A https://youtu.be/x4pn1xGc1pM
     
    Bonus videos with Mike Rowe:
    SUBSCRIBE to Really Famous on YOUTUBE + get notified:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbR3_S40FqVaWfKhYOTneSQ?sub_confirmation=1
     
    Fun + funky GOODIES for TV + film lovers: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
     
    New live shows: I'll be back with live shows in NYC and maybe other locations. Get word as soon as we book new dates:
    reallyfamouspodcast.com/live-shows
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    Instagram - @karamayerrobinson
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    Facebook - @karamayerrobinson
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    Email - reallyfamouspodcast@gmail.com
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    Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.
    Music - Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech - Creative Commons

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Meredith Vieira

    Meredith Vieira

    Wide-ranging and personal doesn't even begin to describe this talk with Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor Meredith Vieira. She's an icon and somehow super down to earth and relatable. You'll see.
    We talk about all of this, in depth!
    The View The Today Show 60 Minutes Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 25 Words or Less The Meredith Vieira Show Her new project, Find Your MBC Voice Where her career started Barbara Walters Meredith's husband, Richard Cohen Family Kids Meredith's pets Meredith's parents Emotions Fear Connecting with people Positivity Psychology Women in broadcasting Interviewing MS My work for The New York Times Sunday Routine Column Actors on press junkets Insights into people There's no scratching the surface here, trust me. And you'll love it.
    Links for you!
    Pfizer's Find Your MBC Voice, a resource with videos and a radio show for people with metastatic breast cancer: https://www.findyourmbcvoice.com/  Watch Meredith Vieira and me on YouTube: YouTube.com/reallyfamous (Remember to subscribe and tap the bell!) Support Really Famous by shopping for all your Amazon purchases through my link: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous Share your thoughts!
    Email me reallyfamouspodcast@gmail.com
    Join my Special Insiders Group 
    Connect with me and get behind-the-scenes scoop on social media:
    Instagram Facebook Twitter TikTok Join my new Really Famous Friends & Fans Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/reallyfamous/
    Shop on my Amazon Storefront to:
    Support the show! Get really cool stuff! Amazon.com/Shop/ReallyFamous Connect with me:
    Subscribe to Really Famous on YouTube: YouTube.com/ReallyFamous Follow me on Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on Twitter: @kara1to1 Follow me on Facebook: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on TikTok: @karamayerrobinson Live events notification: really-famous.com/contact Everything! https://linktr.ee/reallyfamous  Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson
    Music credit:
    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons
     

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

God with us ,

Good stuff

I really dig what Kara is doing. So many times interviewers don’t dig deep and ask questions that are typical. Kara let’s the guest put their hair down and breaks down the celebrity shell and let’s them be human. Keep pushing Kara.

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Comfortable.

The Louie Anderson interviews are really, really good. I’m just getting in to her work, and I’m excited. ☮️❤️

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Enough of Debi M

One interview with Debi Mazar was highly entertaining. The second made me stop listening and hit delete, for the first time ever on this podcast, which I typically enjoy. Generally, it’s only as good as the guest.

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