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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, 86 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
86 Ratings

86 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.

shellyb14 ,

Wish the host would interrupt less , amazing content otherwise

Amazing guests, just wish the host/interviewer wouldn’t interrupt the guests so much

kal109 ,

The best podcast for actors!!

An actor's journey can be a lonely, confusing, and difficult path with many unforeseen twists and turns, and luckily, this podcast helps shine a light by providing answers to questions we are sometimes unable to ask. Conversations with working actors offer a treasure trove of practical knowledge. Each guest brings their own personality, experiences, and lessons which can be easily translated to our careers. The host, Ryan, helps steer the conversation to be beneficial to aspiring actors by navigating through the guest speakers acting journey and how they found success. Ryan is excellent at assisting actors to break down vague comments, such as "putting in the hard work" and always accompanies those responses with "what do you mean by that?" This seemingly-basic follow-up is essential because there is no manual or clear road for an actor, and specifics are so helpful and encouraging, especially for a newbie. The conversations flow well, and Ryan is an entertaining host, so I'm never bored. I've listened to way too many podcasts for actors, but this one is the one I highly recommend, hands down!

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