17 episodes

Join Two time Academy Award nominated actress Mary McDonnell as she interviews fellow actors, creatives and thought leaders, discusses current events, and so much more!

Lady BAM Podcast Mary McDonnell

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 95 Ratings

Join Two time Academy Award nominated actress Mary McDonnell as she interviews fellow actors, creatives and thought leaders, discusses current events, and so much more!

    Episode 17 - Mary Trump, Pt 2

    Episode 17 - Mary Trump, Pt 2

    Happy Holidays! We can't think of a better way to celebrate our first new episodes in over a year than with this weeks guest, Mary Trump. Author of the bestselling books Too Much and Never Enough and The Reckoning, Mary combined her background as a Clinical Psychologist with her personal history to shine a light on her family, her uncle "Donald", and racism in America.
    In part 2 of Lady Bam's conversation with Mary Trump. Mary McDonnell and Mary Trump discuss policy, politics, and "The Reckoning". As we reluctantly wrap up our incredible conversation, Mary Trump talks to us about the impetus and intention behind her new newsletter, "The Good in Us". 

    • 50 min
    Episode 16 - Mary Trump, Pt 1

    Episode 16 - Mary Trump, Pt 1

    We're back! We can't think of a better way to celebrate our first new episode in over a year than with this weeks guest, Mary Trump. Author of the bestselling books Too Much and Never Enough and The Reckoning, Mary combined her background as a Clinical Psychologist with her personal history to shine a light on her family, her uncle "Donald", and racism in America. 
    In part one of our podcast, Mary McDonnell speaks to Mary about the Trump family, and how delving into her families history in the course of researching her books also gave her a new insight on her father and his own legacy. 

    • 54 min
    Episode 15 - John McDonnell

    Episode 15 - John McDonnell

    This week on the Lady Bam Podcast, it's a family affair when Mary's brother John McDonnell joins us on the podcast. As COO of Clyde's Restaurant Group in Washington D.C., John has been leading his company through the last few months of changes the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the restaurant industry. His innovative solutions and strategies continue to bring stability and assistance to his restaurants and its employees even in today's ever-changing climate. 
    We first spoke with John several weeks ago. This week we returned to the conversation and caught up on Clyde's support of BLM in part two of the podcast. 

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Episode 14 - Emily Mann

    Episode 14 - Emily Mann

    This week on the Lady Bam Podcast, Mary speaks to her longtime friend and collaborator, playwright and director Emily Mann.  As McCarter Theatre Center's Artistic Director and Resident Playwright since 1990, Emily wrote 15 new plays and adaptations, directed over 50 productions, produced nearly 180 plays and musicals, supported the work of emerging and legendary playwrights and received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. Last fall, in her final season at McCarter, she directed her own play Gloria: A Life, starring Mary as Gloria Steinem.  Now as she wraps up her time at McCarter and looks forward to her next act, Emily and Mary discuss their shared experiences in the theatre, what's next for Emily, and how theatre moves forward in the time of Covid.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 13 - Lisa McNulty

    Episode 13 - Lisa McNulty

    Lady Bam is back! As we all continue to be safer at home, we're excited to continue bringing some wonderful discussions and voices to you! This week, Mary talks to Lisa McNulty,  Managing Artistic Director of the WP Theater (formerly the Women's Project Theater) in New York. Lisa and Mary discuss their shared histories with the WP,  Lisa's experience as the pandemic forced the shutdown of all NYC theaters, and what theater in the time of Covid may look like as we all move forward in these complicated times.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 12 - Marina Sirtis

    Episode 12 - Marina Sirtis

    Welcome to Lady Bam: Covid Edition! This is a confusing time, one where anxiety and fear seem like constant companions. In the spirit of perseverance, of choosing to act, and believing that creativity and human connection are never cancelled, we invite you to join us for our first Covid-era stay-at-home podcast with the indomitable Marina Sirtis. Beloved for her role as Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Marina and Mary discuss Marina's early career and her world-premiere role in London's West End last year, the devastating loss of her husband, Michael Lamper, and her return to Star Trek in PICARD. We're glad to be back with an episode we know you’ll love, and are looking forward to bringing you much more Lady Bam content in the coming weeks.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

kermit411 ,

Great show- but, what happened??

I wish Mary would start doing her podcast again. She is really good at interviewing guest and has intelligent insights.

Thanks, Matthew M.

balanceforever1 ,

Best podcast of the year.

Just wanted to thank you so much for the very important conversation you had with Mary Trump. So powerful so heartwarming so insightful. You were thoroughly knowledgeable as by the questions you asked and listening with brilliant and thoughtful follow up questions. I laughed and cried and have listened several times to this podcast. Several moments made me really think about what is happening in this country and my own life. The end of the conversation was spectacular in empowering all of us allowing us to get angry in the right way and to take of ourselves. Take care and stay healthy.
Happy New Year.
Christine Leonard

XtinaThatLoudRedhead ,

This was EVERYTHING

I am just finishing my 3rd binge of the series. I have stopped prior to Season 6 because I always have to be in the right place for the beauty and sadness of this season. I was a "Closer" fan and then fell in love with Sharon "Darth" Raydor and was so overjoyed as "Major Crimes" grew and developed and Mary McDonnell did with this character. I wish I had found this podcast then! Though late to the party, my love for the show, character and actress, as well as that for Mina and Chelsea and awesome guests Tony, Kathe and Greg... what a joy. I am saving episodes 13 and 14 to help re-heal my heart when I close this chapter yet again this weekend. The beauty in all of it: I have never seen "Battlestar Gallactica" and I am SO EXCITED to start that adventure and the adventure of Roslin/Adama and crew.

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