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Interviews with top documentary filmmakers, actors, athletes, activists, authors and talk show hosts - essentially the masters in their field. The goal is to glean some inspiration from where they stand - In Their Shoes. Each of my guests I have a connection to, either from working with them or personally.

In Their Shoes with Reed Rudy Reed Rudy

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Interviews with top documentary filmmakers, actors, athletes, activists, authors and talk show hosts - essentially the masters in their field. The goal is to glean some inspiration from where they stand - In Their Shoes. Each of my guests I have a connection to, either from working with them or personally.

    Doug Wick, film producer, on making films

    Doug Wick, film producer, on making films

    Doug Wick was Oscar nominated for his first film, Working Girl and won the Academy Award for best film for Gladiator. He also produced Memoirs of a Geisha, Stuart Little, Spy Game, Wolf, Divergent Trilogy, The Great Gatsby, Jarhead and Lawless amongst others. He candidly breaks down how a film gets made along with some wonderful stories woven in throughout. He's worked alongside Mike Nichols, Ridley Scott, Paul Verhoeven, Baz Lurman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe and a crafty mouse named Stuart. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Get Funky with DJ Matt Robinson

    Get Funky with DJ Matt Robinson

    Matt 'DJ Mattnifique' Robinson has been deep in the music scene for decades. He began playing music in high school becoming a local legendary Malibu beach band, The Barking Spiders. He established himself as a staple in the DJ world running his own joint, Funky Reggae in Los Angeles in the 80's. He went on to high profile gigs as the A&R guy at Capitol and Island Records. He was the music supervisor of Quincy Jones' Vibe TV, hiring all the big name talent in hip-hop & soul during that stint in the 90's. As the son of the original Gordon on Sesame Street, Matt has been around high profile music legends for many years. At 10 years old, he met Michael Jackson backstage prior to one of the Jacksons' shows. Stevie Wonder came to check out Matt spinning at his club, Funky Reggae, and telling a nervous Matt  to 'just play what you play'. He's got such a rich take on music and you won't find a more original and sweet man. Great having him in the studio. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Leigh Curran's Virginia Ave. Project

    Leigh Curran's Virginia Ave. Project

    For 22 years, Leigh Curran, was the founder and artistic director of the Virginia Avenue Project, which was a theater program for underprivileged kids. She brought the program to L.A. which was initially started at the 52nd St. Project in  NYC,  by Willy Reale. Leigh was intent on giving kids opportunities they just weren't getting in the public school system. The project took kids through a writing program and then produced their short plays with professional actors and directors, lighting and sound and performed in some of L.A.'s premium theaters. With no funds,  resources, or space, her story is one that thrived on passion and desire. She's refreshingly candid, with delightful stories and with some very fun music from  shows over the years. It's almost a how-to begin and sustain a non-profit with grit, determination and joy. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Adrian Maher, author of Uninvited: Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher

    Adrian Maher, author of Uninvited: Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher

    Adrian Maher infiltrated the most exclusive Hollywood parties and award shows over 20 years. He discusses his method of entrance into these high-end events in hilarious detail. He sipped cocktails with Arnold the Governator, walked arm in arm into Arianna Huffington's own party and flashed his disco moves at the Playboy Mansion - all with no one the wiser. Listening to Adrian tell his stories it's hard not be enchanted by rollicking charm.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Artistry of David Hertz and Laura Dos Hertz - Part 2

    Artistry of David Hertz and Laura Dos Hertz - Part 2

    David and Laura explain the Wedew machine - which brought them the million dollar grand prize for the XPRIZE contest. It produces water from the atmosphere and turns biomass into energy. And they also discuss their plans to lessen their footprint and live a life of sustainability.

    • 24 min
    Artistry of David Hertz, Architect and Environmentalist

    Artistry of David Hertz, Architect and Environmentalist

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Dugger Shore ,

Great podcast!

Great listen! Mr. Rudy has a gift! Reminded me of Terry Gross who has been simply the best interviewer over the past four decades. Mr. Rudy has complete and honest interest in his subject, the interview is not about him. He prepares himself with knowledge prior to his interviews, breadth of music and attention to quality reminds me of Ms. Gross as well. From start to finish one is serenaded by pieces of music, educated, entertained and informed due to the content and style of the interview. it is a glimpse into a person’s life (the guest) and the world they move through that I want more of. The best of all worlds. When an interview is done well one feels like they have spent quality time with both the interviewer and the guest, as if they were friends. Very impressed. Can’t wait for Mr. Rudy’s interviews to come including book author, entrepreneur, director, producer and actor Adrian Maher. I hope I’m invited! Keep the interview coming Mr. Rudy!

AFI333 ,

5 Star

Great Conversation!

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