31 episodes

My Fame, Explained podcast will take you on a unique journey through the lives and minds of influencers in the realm of pop-culture, entertainment, business, sports, technology and more. We'll learn how they became famous, their inspiring stories, and how their contributions have impacted society. Hosted by Larry Gilbert (New episodes drop the first Monday of every month)

My Fame, Explained Larry Gilbert Jr

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

My Fame, Explained podcast will take you on a unique journey through the lives and minds of influencers in the realm of pop-culture, entertainment, business, sports, technology and more. We'll learn how they became famous, their inspiring stories, and how their contributions have impacted society. Hosted by Larry Gilbert (New episodes drop the first Monday of every month)

    E31: Christine Lakin, Actress, Director and Producer

    E31: Christine Lakin, Actress, Director and Producer

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    Christine Lakin began her acting career at a young age growing up in Atlanta, GA. She is best known for her role as Alicia "Al" Lambert on the 1990s ABC sitcom 'Step by Step.' Beyond acting, directing and producing, she performs voice-over work including the voice of Joyce Kinney on FOX's 'Family Guy.'

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    • 29 min
    E30: Robert Powells, Founder of The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops

    E30: Robert Powells, Founder of The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops

    Known as the largest candy and soda shop franchise in America, Robert Powells, along with his business partner Ryan Morgan, founded The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops. Though Powells has since sold his interests in the brand, there'w now over 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada. In 2015, he was featured on an episode of CBS's Undercover Boss. He has written a book titled, The Story of Rocket Fizz, America's Largest Soda Pop and Candy Shop Franchising Company.

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    • 54 min
    E29: Robert Metcalfe, Ethernet Inventor, Engineer and Entrepreneur

    E29: Robert Metcalfe, Ethernet Inventor, Engineer and Entrepreneur

    Starting in the 1970s Robert Metcalfe co-invented Ethernet, 3Com, his multibillion-dollar networking company, now part of Hewlett-Packard. He formulated Metcalfe's law, which describes the effect of a telecommunications network. Most recently he is a retired Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds degrees from MIT and Harvard, including his PhD in Computer Science. 

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    • 32 min
    E28: Maja Kuczyńska, Skydiving Champion & Red Bull Athlete

    E28: Maja Kuczyńska, Skydiving Champion & Red Bull Athlete

    Maja Kuczyńska, 22, was introduced to skydiving by her father when she was 10 years-old during a tandem jump with him. Five years later should would go on to become the junior champion in freestyle at the FAI competition in Prague. Participating in both outdoor and indoor tunnel skydiving as a Red Bull athlete, she has amazed a following of over a million on TikTok and 400k on Instagram posting her jump videos. She has lived in many cities around the world including Munich, Paris and Prague. She currently lives in Wroclaw and trains alternately in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland where she is originally from.

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    • 25 min
    E27: Jon Gabrus, Comedian and Actor

    E27: Jon Gabrus, Comedian and Actor

    Jon Gabrus is an actor and comedian, best known for his work on MTV's Guy Code. He's had roles in TV Land's 'Younger,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' and 'Bones.' His podcast credits include, 'High & Mighty Podcast,' 'Raised By TV' and 'Action Boyz.' His latest show, '101 Places to Party Before You Die' comes to truTV on July 14, 2022.

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    • 53 min
    E26: Chris Ume, Creator of Deepfake Tom Cruise on TikTok

    E26: Chris Ume, Creator of Deepfake Tom Cruise on TikTok

    Chris Ume is a video visual effects specialist from Belgium with experience in social media, entertainment and business. He is probably best known as the creator of the parody deepfake Tom Cruise account on TikTok. The account went viral when it launched in 2021 and has amassed nearly 3.5 million followers as of early 2022. Beyond the social media account, Chris is the co-founder of Metaphysic.ai and Every Anyone. 

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    Learn more about his on his websites Metaphysic.ai and Every Anyone.

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Keith Villa Creator of Blue Moon

I always look forward to hearing your next podcast, Larry. So much to learn from each one of them.
Very interesting. Another great one!

Jello❤ ,

Fascinating!!!!

Absolutely fascinating!!! Listening to how people got famous listening to them discuss what brought them to this point is really interesting and draws you right in.
Also very inspiring!!

Kevin Y of Life Plus Up ,

Love this podcast!

The episode with Heavy weight Champ James was awesome! Love the podcast!

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