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You'll feel like these Hollywood A-listers are your new best friends. Eavesdrop as iconic actors and celebrities laugh, reflect and connect with journalist Kara Mayer Robinson. They do a deep dive on TV, movies, acting, life, love, family and way, way more. It's like catching up with old friends - or eavesdropping on a therapy session. Sure, they're famous. But with Kara, they're real.

Really Famous with Kara Mayer Robinson Kara Mayer Robinson

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    • 4.3, 75 Ratings

You'll feel like these Hollywood A-listers are your new best friends. Eavesdrop as iconic actors and celebrities laugh, reflect and connect with journalist Kara Mayer Robinson. They do a deep dive on TV, movies, acting, life, love, family and way, way more. It's like catching up with old friends - or eavesdropping on a therapy session. Sure, they're famous. But with Kara, they're real.

    Michael Imperioli - our 2nd talk

    Michael Imperioli - our 2nd talk

    This is a Really Famous classic episode: Michael Imperioli Returns. It's Michael's 2nd (of 3) times on the show.
    Catch our other podcast talks (episodes #1, #2 and #3):
    https://reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/michael-imperioli
    Catch us on YouTube:
    Live show (episode #3)
    Part 1 https://youtu.be/uflA0Bh8Ks8 Part 2 https://youtu.be/UP3NtU5A2nI2/26/20 Part 3 https://youtu.be/2XeRnf3IONs The Sopranos Q&A (episode #1 bonus that helped kick off my YouTube channel): https://youtu.be/xBRlpJl38kw

    Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, Goodfellas, Summer of Sam) and I do an impromptu podcast - and it's so relaxed that you'll have a 100% different experience than when you listened to his original episode of Really Famous.
    You'll hear:
    Who he based Christopher Moltisanti on (a real-life person! who has no idea!) Why he said "F that" about David Chase Why he knew James Gandolfini really well, but Edie Falco didn't Who he stays in touch with from The Sopranos Who he hangs out with What he does when he's bored What his kids think of him in The Sopranos and Goodfellas Why he moved to Santa Barbara Why he recently moved back to New York and is now bicoastal We also:
    Are so relaxed that it's actually quite amusing Bond over childhood TV and our favorite shows now Analyze Spike Lee Laugh at each other Overanalyze this conversation ... and then don't   
    EXTRAS
    Watch more with Michael on video: YouTube.com/reallyfamous See Michael Imperioli read from his book, The Perfume Burned His Eyes: instagram.com/karamayerrobinson Buy Michael's book: Try a local bookseller! Check out my New York Times piece with Spike Lee: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/nyregion/spike-lee-sunday-routine.html  
    More of The Sopranos and me:
    My talk with Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) My 1st talk with Tim Daly (Christopher's screenwriter "friend") My 2nd talk with Tim Daly My 3rd talk with Tim Daly My Edie Falco piece in The New York Times My Edie Falco piece in The Wall Street Journal My Jamie-Lynn Sigler cover story for WebMD Magazine #
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Talia Shire

    Talia Shire

    Talia Shire is an icon. Well, you know. I mean, she's Connie Corleone in all The Godfather films. And she's Adrian, as in 'Yo, Adrian!' in all the Rocky films. Now she's in a new movie, Working Man, which you can catch now on demand or DVD.
    In this episode, you'll witness Talia and me forming a little friendship. And you'll hear her wisdom and behind-the-scenes stories about:
    The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola Marlon Brando John Cazale Jimmy Caan Kay's abortion The fight between Carlo and Sonny Auditioning and landing the gig Francis on shaky ground How the cast became a real family Rocky Sylvester Stallone Adrian's shyness The love between Rocky and Adrian What changed after Rocky + before Rocky II Working Man Her co-stars: Billy Brown (How to Get Away with Murder) and Peter Gerety (Ray Donovan, Sneaky Pete, The Wire) The Conversation Talia's supremely talented family, which includes: Francis Ford Coppola August Coppola Sophia Coppola Roman Coppola Nicolas Cage Jason Schwartzman Robert Schwartzman (see his film RAD) Art, creativity, Buddhism, community, relationships Life, family, partnership, evolving, grandchildren The Tribeca Film Festival Old-school Hollywood studio days Barbara Stanwyck and Michael Powell Being shy Nepotism Fame, theater and being a character actor Losing her husband What document she carries in her bag Dating The journey of life Join us!
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    Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Todd Bridges

    Todd Bridges

    Todd Bridges has been through the ringer. But he's come out OK. I won't bury the lead: He has 29 years clean and sober. We get into that, and I found out the hard way why he bristles at interviews.
    You'll hear about:
    Where he is now Who he is now What he went up against Why he's media-averse His new HBO documentary, Showbiz Kids Diff'rent Strokes What you talkin about, Willis? Little House on the Prairie Roots Scott Baio Fame Black Lives Matter racism being targeted by the police emotional damage his experiences with sexual abuse how he rebounded how fake Hollywood can be his favorite TV shows my favorite TV shows family, kids and why he's a homebody Join us.
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    SWEET!
    You get 2 bonus videos of Todd Bridges and me recording this podcast!
    Watch now at YouTube.com/ReallyFamous.
    Video 1: https://youtu.be/JjAh403HKYw Video 2: https://youtu.be/MVm5jS_qFdU (Seriously, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channel by now...it's time!)
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    Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.
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    • 57 min
    Jeremy Wade is back!

    Jeremy Wade is back!

    Discovery Channel TV host Jeremy Wade (Mysteries of the Deep, River Monsters, Mighty Rivers) and I catch up on Zoom. He's at home in the UK. I'm at home in the US.
    We talk:
    behind-the-scenes of his TV shows what he's up to now his new show, Mysteries of the Deep, on the Discovery Channel travel the pandemic working remotely his family being an introvert his TV persona and his true self how he's evolved his personality loss moving on the meaning of life social media how he feels about his fans how he feels about himself what he wants out of life Join us!
    [Photo credits: The Discovery Channel]
    SWEET!
    You get a bonus ZOOM video of us recording this podcast!
    See it now on YouTube.com/reallyfamous.
    (Seriously, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channel by now...it's time!)
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    Listen to my 1st podcast with Jeremy Wade: reallyfamouspodcast.com/jeremy-wade
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    Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Diane Guerrero

    Diane Guerrero

    Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black, Jane the Virgin, Superior Donuts) is multi-layered and super impressive. She has a MAJOR story. Her parents emigrated to the US from Colombia before she was born and when she was 14, they were deported.
    I won't tell you the whole story; Diane will.
    Her experiences led her to be an impactful activist for immigrant rights and social equality.
    We talk about all of it.
    Join us to hear about:
    Her childhood Fear, insecurity, anxiety and truth The LatinX experience in the US Immigration reform Social justice Black Lives Matter What "defund the police" REALLY means Up + down experiences as an actor Playing Maritza on Orange Is the New Black Playing Lina on Jane the Virgin Playing Jane on Doom Patrol (watch it on HBO Max) A private joke with Joivan Wade Will Smith, Michelle Obama, John Leguizamo SO MUCH This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp.
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    SWEET!
    You get 2 bonus videos of Diane and me recording this podcast!
    Watch now at YouTube.com/ReallyFamous.
    Video 1: https://youtu.be/NR469iWmOSE Video 2: https://youtu.be/seP4-J0M8fY Plus a video with Joivan Wade from Doom Patrol!
    Watch it now: https://youtu.be/RW_PhrkGeSc
    (Seriously, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channel by now...it's time!)
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Dennis Quaid

    Dennis Quaid

    Actor Dennis Quaid (The Right Stuff, The Rookie, The Parent Trap, Far From Heaven, A Dog's Purpose) and I catch up on Zoom. He has a new podcast called The Dennissance. Catch it now!
    We talk:
    Interviewing and interrupting Podcasting His new podcast, The Dennissance Press junkets Publicists What he doesn't like to be asked about Getting personal Optimism His career ups and downs His life ups and downs Being guarded His recent engagement and upcoming wedding Being married to, and in the spotlight with, Meg Ryan Social media and film critics and comments Therapy My inside scoop on therapists' strategies Which reminds me...Dennis also interviews me... Addiction Becoming a father A Sleepless in Seattle story Searching for answers in India Feeling bitter and beating yourself up The Oscar nomination trap The Rookie, Far from Heaven, The Parent Trap, The Right Stuff and more Dennis Quaid movies Join us!
    SWEET!
    You get a bonus ZOOM video of us recording this podcast!
    See it now on YouTube.com/reallyfamous.
    (Seriously, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channel by now...it's time!)
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    Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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75 Ratings

75 Ratings

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