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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

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.7, 102 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!

    Actor Ashton Holmes from ABC's REVENGE, Steven Speilberg's THE PACIFIC and David Cronenberg's A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE!!!

    Actor Ashton Holmes from ABC's REVENGE, Steven Speilberg's THE PACIFIC and David Cronenberg's A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE!!!

    New "Kahnversations" Podcast with
    Actor 
    Ashton Holmes! Ashton just finished an arc on Amazon’s 6th season of Bosch which, as of April 17th, is now streaming. He recently shot the independent feature, ACTS OF VIOLENCE opposite Bruce Willis, Mike Epps & Sophia Bush. He can also be seen on BET’s BEING MARY JANE, opposite Gabrielle Union. Previously, Ashton was seen in IMPERFECTIONS opposite Zach McGowan as well as independent feature PASADENA opposite Peter Bogdanovich, Cheryl Hines and Alicia Witt. Prior to this, he starred in the CBS pilot ONLY HUMAN opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, and the ABC pilot RECKLESS for executive producer / director Martin Campbell. One of Ashton’s most critically acclaimed TV performances was playing the villainous Tyler Barroll on the first season of ABC’s hit show REVENGE. Also, on the small screen was his memorable performance as Sydney Phillips in the Emmy winning HBO miniseries THE PACIFIC, executively produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. His other credits include the CW’s NIKITA, the CW's ARROW, ABC’s BOSTON LEGAL, the independent feature PEACEFUL WARRIOR starring Nick Nolte, SMART PEOPLE opposite Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ellen Page for Miramax, and WINDCHILL starring alongside Emily Blunt and produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney. Ashton is probably best known for his breakout performance opposite Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and Ed Harris in David Cronenberg's A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE for Newline.

    You can download or subscribe to our podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!   Click Here To Listen! There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Actor Jillian Murray from Disney's SONNY WITH A CHANCE, MTV's AWKWARD and CBS's CODE BLACK!!!

    Actor Jillian Murray from Disney's SONNY WITH A CHANCE, MTV's AWKWARD and CBS's CODE BLACK!!!

    New "Kahnversations" Podcast with
    Actor 
    Jillian Murray! Jillian Murray is an American actress. She was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is known for her roles on as Portlyn on Disney's SONNY WITH A CHANCE alongside Demi Lovato and Olivia on MTV's AWKWARD. She landed the attention of Sony when she booked the female lead in the sequel NEVER BACK DOWN 2: THE BEATDOWN and the lead in WILD THINGS: FOURSOME. Her appearance in numerous independent films gained her worldwide exposure working alongside Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Jon Voight, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Taye Diggs. She became a fan favorite in the horror genre after playing the lead in CABIN FEVER 3: PATIENT ZERO. She was also introduced at Comic Con in front of millions as the new face and body for Dr. Liara T'Soni for the Mass Effect video game series. In 2015, she landed the series regular role of Dr. Heather Pinkney in the first two seasons of the CBS medical drama CODE BLACK alongside Rob Lowe and Marcia Gay Harden .


    You can download or subscribe to our podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!   Click Here To Listen! There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Actor/Musician/Motivational Speaker Rich Redmond from Syfy's HAPPY and drummer for Jason Aldean!!!

    Actor/Musician/Motivational Speaker Rich Redmond from Syfy's HAPPY and drummer for Jason Aldean!!!

    New "Kahnversations" Podcast with
    Actor 
    Rich Redmond! Rich Redmond is a top call and highly influential touring/recording drummer/percussionist based in Nashville and Los Angeles. Rich’s versatile, dynamic, and rock solid drumming is the sound behind many of today's top talents. Rich has toured/recorded/performed with the “who’s who” of the music world: 

    Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Chris Cornell, Joe Perry, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Derek Trucks, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Lit, Travis Tritt, Kelly Hansen (Foreigner), Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship), Thompson Square, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Steel Magnolia, Pam Tillis, Vince Gill, Susan Ashton, Deana Carter, Marty Stuart, 1,000 Horses, Chris Stapleton, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Evans, Darius Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Rascal Flatts, Emily West, The Pointer Sisters, Lauren Alaina, Tyler Farr, Flaco Jiminez. Brantley Gilbert, Hank Williams III, Doc Walker, Gene Watson, Mindy McCready, Richie McDonald, Andi Griggs, Jedd Hughes, Patricia Conroy, Earl Thomas Conley, Catherine Britt, Anita Cochran, Jim Brickman, John Anderson, Lila McCann, Lindsay Ell, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Peterson, The Roadhammers, The Stellas, Rushlow, Chuck Wicks, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller, Kid Rock, Brad Gillis, Julian Coryell, Chris Daughtry, Charles Kelley, and many others.  Rich has played drums and percussion on 27 #1 singles with sales well over the 20 million mark. As a high-energy live showman, Rich plays sold out shows nightly in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums across the world, reaching over 2 million fans per year.

    Rich has appeared multiple times on a trail of television shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Voice, American Idol, The Grammy Awards, The Tonight Show (with Leno, O’Brien and Fallon), The Today Show, Conan O' Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Good Morning America, Ellen, The CMA Awards, ACM Awards, CMT Awards, ACA Awards, as well as being prominently featured in 19 music popular music videos. Rich has produced 3 #1 hits for the groups Thompson Square and Parmalee. As a songwriter, Rich has celebrated 3 #1 songs with Australia’s “The Wolfe Brothers”.     

    As an international motivational speaker, Rich brings his "CRASH Course For Success" motivational drumming event to drum shops, music stores, high schools, colleges and corporate events across the world. Some of Rich’s clients include Cisco, Johnson and Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Presidio, Hard Rock Café and many others. Rich has presented at The Percussive Arts Society Convention in 2011 and 2013. Rich is an adjunct faculty member at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and The Drummer’s Collective in New York City.

    Rich began playing drums at age 8 and eventually played in the prestigious 1:00 Lab Band at The University of North Texas. Receiving his Master's Degree in Music Education, Rich now combines his classical training and
    'street smarts' musicianship to bring his passion filled drumming to the world.

    Rich was named  “Country Drummer of The Year” in Modern Drummer Magazine in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Rich was voted “Best Country Drummer” and “Clinician” by both Modern Drummer and Drum! Magazines for several years. Rich’s first book, “FUNdamentals of Drumming For Kids ages 5-10” is published by Modern Drummer and is an Amazon best seller. Rich’s second book. “CRASH Course For Success: 5 Ways To Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life” is available in 3 formats and is also an Amazon bestseller. 

    Rich is also a columnist for Modern Drummer, Drum!, Rhythm, In Tune and Canadian Musician magazines. 

    As a SAG actor, Rich has appeared in films su

    • 1 hr
    Actor Sally Pressman from Lifetime's ARMY WIVES, YOUNGER, and NBC's GOOD GIRLS!!!

    Actor Sally Pressman from Lifetime's ARMY WIVES, YOUNGER, and NBC's GOOD GIRLS!!!

    New "Kahnversations" Podcast with
    Actor 
    Sally Pressman! SALLY PRESSMAN can currently be seen opposite Mae Whitman on the NBC dramedy GOOD GIRLS. She has also recently appeared on TBS' hit comedy THE DETOUR, Netflix's 13 REASONS WHY, and as ‘Malkie’ on the popular comedy YOUNGER. Sally, best known for starring as 'Roxy LeBlanc' for 7 seasons in the surprise hit ARMY WIVES, was also the lead of 20th Century Fox's half hour comedy  JOE, JOE AND JANE. Her additional television credits include recurring roles on ABC's THE CATCH, GREY'S ANATOMY, SCANDAL, and Jason Katim’s CBS drama PURE GENIUS. In addition, Sally appeared in numerous comedies including HBO's GIRLS, MAN UP, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, as well as dramas such as ONCE UPON A TIME, and PERSONS OF INTEREST among others. On the feature side, Sally starred alongside Dane Cook, Jason Biggs, and Kate Hudson in MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL.


    You can download or subscribe to our podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!   Click Here To Listen! There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Actor Elena Tovar from CW's DYNASTY, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and Netflix's DESIGNATED SURVIVOR!!!!

    Actor Elena Tovar from CW's DYNASTY, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and Netflix's DESIGNATED SURVIVOR!!!!

    New "Kahnversations" Podcast with
    Actor 
    Elena Tovar! Elena Tovar recently played the role of ‘Isabel Pardo’, the White House Director of Social Innovation, in the Netflix series DESIGNATED SURVIVOR.  She recurred as ‘Iris Machado’ in the CW series DYNASTY.  Tovar earned a Daytime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her portrayal of “Rosalie Martinez’ in GENERAL HOSPITAL.  She has also appeared on REVERIE, MODERN FAMILY, CSI: NY, CRIMINAL MINDS and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS.  Tovar is Mexican-American and began her career in New York theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue film and television.


    You can download or subscribe to our podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!   Click Here To Listen! There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Actor Matt Czuchry from CBS's THE GOOD WIFE, GILMORE GIRLS and Fox's THE RESIDENT!!!

    Actor Matt Czuchry from CBS's THE GOOD WIFE, GILMORE GIRLS and Fox's THE RESIDENT!!!

    New "Kahnversations" Podcast with
    Actor 
    Matt Czuchry! Matt Czuchry graduated from College of Charleston with Summa Cum Laude honors, and B.A degrees in the disciplines of both History and Political Science.  In his senior year at the College, Matt was presented with The Bishop Robert Smith Award.  This award is the highest honor given to a graduating senior and represents valued contributions in academics, sports, and leadership within the Charleston community.

    Throughout his acting career from 1999-present, Matt has worked alongside Oscar winners, Tony winners, and Emmy winners.  And during that time, Czuchry has found a way to make his own mark on the arts. For his work on The Resident, Czuchry was honored in 2020 with the Entertainment Weekly/SCAD Maverick Award. The Resident has also been nominated for two Teen Choice Awards, and Matt has been nominated for three Teen Choice awards for his work as Logan Huntzberger in the series Gilmore Girls.  For his work on The Good Wife (where ironically Matt played a lawyer with exceptional Law School Admission Test scores) he was nominated for three consecutive Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013, he won the Entertainment Weekly Best Supporting Actor Award in 2011, and Czuchry was also selected to both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety Magazine’s prestigious Emmy Contenders list for 2015. 

    Czuchry’s Charleston education came to a pinnacle in 2018 when he gave the commencement address to that year's College of Charleston graduating class.  His commencement address was noted in Teen Vogue as one of the standout speeches of 2018 along with Oprah Winfrey and Apple CEO Tim Cook.  That same year the College of Charleston recognized Matt with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.  This humbling honor completed Matt’s journey from college graduate with crap LSAT scores and an unclear path forward, to an established actor contributing on the highest level to the arts.

    You can download or subscribe to our podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!   Click Here To Listen! There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

    • 1 hr 45 min

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