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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?
We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.
In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

Kahnversations Podcast Ryan Bailey

    • Arts
    • 4.7, 83 Ratings

So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?
We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.
In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

AeeYouSerious ,

Like getting coffee with an actor you can trust

I truly enjoy the podcasts and listening to them was a major driver for me to sign up for an intro workshop at Lesly’s studio. And I’ll be moving forward with more classes once I get my money set aside lol.

The podcast is a great resource to expose you to actors who are working and getting paid as employees of the business, but who are not household names (most of the time). I find it great to hear their perspective as it feels more tangible in a way than some bigger actors who have great stories about their paths as well - but which just feel so far from the reality that I’m living.

Each episode usually has a gem I can take away and apply to my own path and progress. Def worth the listen.

Mamma blue ,

In many ways uplifting....

But Skye Marshall’s comments about “Becky needs to sit down” came off entitled and rude. There has always been very little opportunities for white women in the industry, due in part to the volume of them here and in the past because of the heavy number of roles given to men. Now add to that, a huge push for diversity casting and it makes it now more than ever horrendous for white women to be given even an opportunity to read. Just look at the numbers of white women paying $50 for a workshop as opposed to men and people of color. In just the other episode you see how a conservatory trained actress had to move to another state just to get an agent and a couple of co stars. Please Skye, we respect the difficulties of being a woman of color, but try to have some compassion and not name call. Your hustle is to be admired, however, there are many incredibly talented white women that can not even get seen for a non union commercial. And don’t get me started on the belittling comments about casting directors just being the people that tape things on the camera. 🙄

1290- ,

great podcast! informative

The sound needs to be fixed, perhaps a better stereo microphone setup? Otherwise this is one of my faves regarding the buisiness.

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