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Real, genuine talks with famous people. Your favorite actors and celebrities feel like close friends as they laugh, reflect and connect with therapist Kara Mayer Robinson. It's like catching up with best 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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 102 Ratings

Real, genuine talks with famous people. Your favorite actors and celebrities feel like close friends as they laugh, reflect and connect with therapist Kara Mayer Robinson. It's like catching up with best friends or eavesdropping on a therapy session. Sure, they're famous. But with Kara, they're real.

    Louie Anderson, you will be missed.

    Louie Anderson, you will be missed.

    Friends, I'm sharing this in honor of my friend Louie Anderson, an extraordinary human with an enormous heart. It's the talk that sparked our friendship. Louie and I hit it off right away, as you'll see here. He came back on the show again later. We even tried out a new entertainment project together (mixed reviews on that; maybe I'll tell you about it someday). But more importantly, we became friends. I'll miss his phone calls and text messages. I'll miss him calling me when I was at the beach or running errands. I'll miss texting him every time I think about him just to say I love him. I'll miss his big heart. I'll miss his joking and his laughter, his emotions and his sensitivity. There wasn't enough time.  Here's my second talk with Louie, which he liked to call "Part 2 with Lou" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw8dd4bFkJo 
    I'll be sharing personal photos on Instagram, when I catch my breath. You'll find them here - https://www.instagram.com/karamayerrobinson/ 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Apolo Ohno

    Apolo Ohno

    You won't believe what US Olympic champion Apolo Ohno is up to now. Hint: He did a hard pivot. In today's talk we catch up on what Apolo, who's the most decorated US winter Olympics athlete of all time, has been up to, his ups and downs on the road to becoming a speed skating champion, his wild childhood, including supremely unique stories involving how his dad motivated him to do better, how he handled fame back in the day and what he does about fame now, secrets behind the Olympics, and key psychological principles he practices now that he wants to share with you.
    Join us!


    LINKS:
    Pre-order Apolo's book HARD PIVOT at my Amazon shop: https://amzn.to/32VK8Jh
    Apolo Ohno and me on YouTube https://youtu.be/mOqWInWXOr4  My talk with Skip Bayless: https://youtu.be/pjUQYrVTurY My talk with Scott Hamilton: https://www.reallyfamouspodcast.com/hamilton/go Support Really Famous by shopping for all your Amazon purchases through my link: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
    Share your thoughts!
    Email me reallyfamouspodcast@gmail.com  
    Join my Special Insiders Group   
    Connect with me and get behind-the-scenes scoop on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter TikTok Join my new Really Famous Friends & Fans Facebook group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/reallyfamous/
    Shop on my Amazon Storefront to:
    Support the show! Get really cool stuff! Amazon.com/Shop/ReallyFamous Connect with me:
    Subscribe to Really Famous on YouTube: YouTube.com/ReallyFamous Follow me on Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on Twitter: @kara1to1 Follow me on Facebook: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on TikTok: @karamayerrobinson Live events notification: really-famous.com/contact Everything! https://linktr.ee/reallyfamous  Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson
    Music credit:
    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons
     

    • 56 min
    Julian McMahon is back: SEASON PREMIERE!

    Julian McMahon is back: SEASON PREMIERE!

    FBI: Most Wanted's Julian McMahon and I catch up and hit topics of all kinds: taping his TV shows his insane schedule malls road trips New Yorkers the term "salt of the earth" tea Alexa Howie Mandel behind-the-scenes of a major FBI: Most Wanted episode interviews and a fun plan we're hatching together Join us!   Shop with my Amazon links to support Really Famous: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
     
    Watch us on YouTube (videos!!) YouTube.com/reallyfamous
    Our first talk https://youtu.be/whPPUijYzjQ This new talk (in parts): Part 1 https://youtu.be/RCDJ98i0LNw
    Part 2 https://youtu.be/rXnmwlIKIwg
    Bonus https://youtu.be/_zKwHqb_Yig   Listen to my "therapy session" talk with FBI actor Jeremy Sisto: https://really-famous.com/now/jeremy-sisto
     
    Catch fun photos with Julian McMahon and me taping the show: https://www.instagram.com/karamayerrobinson
    Share your thoughts!
    Email me reallyfamouspodcast@gmail.com  
    Join my Special Insiders Group   
    Connect with me and get behind-the-scenes scoop on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter TikTok Join my new Really Famous Friends & Fans Facebook group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/reallyfamous/
    Shop on my Amazon Storefront to:
    Support the show! Get really cool stuff! Amazon.com/Shop/ReallyFamous Connect with me:
    Subscribe to Really Famous on YouTube: YouTube.com/ReallyFamous Follow me on Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on Twitter: @kara1to1 Follow me on Facebook: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on TikTok: @karamayerrobinson Live events notification: really-famous.com/contact Everything! https://linktr.ee/reallyfamous  Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson
    Music credit:
    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ben Vereen.

    Ben Vereen.

    Theater, film, TV icon Ben Vereen joins me for a down-to-earth chat about his ups and downs, family secrets, tragedy and success. Plus we talk about his sense of style, famous friendships and incredibly positive outlook. Bonus video! Watch a bonus YouTube video where Ben opens up about discovering his biological family on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/2pA4Pdxckn8 Shop at my Amazon storefront & support the show: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
    Join my new Really Famous Friends & Fans Facebook group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/reallyfamous/
     
    Share your thoughts!
    Email me reallyfamouspodcast@gmail.com Join my Special Insiders Group  Connect with me and get behind-the-scenes scoop on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter TikTok Shop on my Amazon Storefront to:
    Support the show! Get really cool stuff! Amazon.com/Shop/ReallyFamous Connect with me:
    Subscribe to Really Famous on YouTube: YouTube.com/ReallyFamous Follow me on Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on Twitter: @kara1to1 Follow me on Facebook: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on TikTok: @karamayerrobinson Live events notification: really-famous.com/contact Everything! https://linktr.ee/reallyfamous  Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson
    Music credit:
    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Wilson Cruz

    Wilson Cruz

    At the beginning of this podcast, you'll hear actor Wilson Cruz say this was pretty close to a therapy session. I'll let you be the judge! Wilson, who plays Dr. Hugh Culber on the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Discovery and was recently in Thirteen Reasons Why, shares his thoughts (and confesses a few things!) on things like: Claire Danes He played Ricky Vasquez on My So-Called Life. Wait til you hear what he says about Homeland! The Broadway show Rent! GLAAD Loneliness Dating Not dating Clubbing Not clubbing The pandemic Being social Family Puerto Rico New York Shonda Rhimes Party of Five The state of our society Join us!
    Thank you to The Westgate New York Grand Central for hosting this conversation. Book a room or have a drink at this newly renovated, modern-retro hotel in midtown Manhattan.
    https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/new-york/midtown-manhattan/westgate-new-york-grand-central/
     
    Catch fun photos with Wilson Cruz and me taping the show: https://www.instagram.com/karamayerrobinson
    Shop with my Amazon links to support Really Famous: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous
    Join my new Really Famous Friends & Fans Facebook group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/reallyfamous/
    Watch us on YouTube (video!!) YouTube.com/reallyfamous
    Part 1 – why he hasn't had a partner in (wait for it!) 10 years: https://youtu.be/pCzVoUKUM5k
    Part 2 – inside scoop on Claire Danes, Homeland, My So-Called Life, Grey's Anatomy, Ally McBeal and more: https://youtu.be/3YkS3aAmmOM
     
    Share your thoughts!
    Email me reallyfamouspodcast@gmail.com Join my Special Insiders Group  Connect with me and get behind-the-scenes scoop on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter TikTok Shop on my Amazon Storefront to:
    Support the show! Get really cool stuff! Amazon.com/Shop/ReallyFamous Connect with me:
    Subscribe to Really Famous on YouTube: YouTube.com/ReallyFamous Follow me on Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on Twitter: @kara1to1 Follow me on Facebook: @karamayerrobinson Follow me on TikTok: @karamayerrobinson Live events notification: really-famous.com/contact Everything! https://linktr.ee/reallyfamous  Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson
    Music credit:
    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Todd Bridges.

    Todd Bridges.

    In honor of tonight's ABC special presentation of Diff'rent Strokes + The Facts of Life, I'm re-airing my talk with Todd Bridges from last year.
    Todd 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.
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp.
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    SWEET!
    You get 2 bonus videos of Todd Bridges and me recording this podcast!
    Watch now at YouTube.com/ReallyFamous.
    https://youtu.be/qcgDbtCHpIE  
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    Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

God with us ,

Good stuff

I really dig what Kara is doing. So many times interviewers don’t dig deep and ask questions that are typical. Kara let’s the guest put their hair down and breaks down the celebrity shell and let’s them be human. Keep pushing Kara.

JHFTL ,

Enough of Debi M

One interview with Debi Mazar was highly entertaining. The second made me stop listening and hit delete, for the first time ever on this podcast, which I typically enjoy. Generally, it’s only as good as the guest.

Bunco Bea ,

You had me at Louie Anderson 😊

Nice flow to your podcast interviews. Easy going and comfortable. Good job!

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