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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
    • 4.3 • 93 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.

    Yeardley Smith (aka "Lisa Simpson!")

    Yeardley Smith (aka "Lisa Simpson!")

    It's Lisa Simpson!
    Yes, Emmy-winner Yeardley Smith is the voice of smart, spunky Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons. For the last 30 years. Wow!
    Yeardley is also an on-air actor (remember her from City Slickers, Herman's Head, The Legend of Billie Jean and Maximum Overdrive?).
    And she co-hosts the true crime podcast Small Town Dicks. Tune in! Subscribe!
    You'll hear Yeardley talk about:
    perfectionism success living up to your potential (or not) not being accepted to college Bill Murray's secret phone number winning an Emmy (and not feeling how you'd expect) on-camera work vs. voice work agents therapy publishing a book internal vs. external success getting hugged in the supermarket true crime her podcast, Small Town Dicks being a French-born actress (sort of) Join us! Then head to YouTube.com/reallyfamous to watch our fun little video.
    LET'S BE FRIENDS!
    Connect with me on:
    Instagram: @karamayerrobinson
    https://www.instagram.com/karamayerrobinson/
    Twitter: @kara1to1
    https://twitter.com/kara1to1
    Facebook:   @karamayerrobinson
    https://www.facebook.com/karamayerrobinson
    YouTube:   Really Famous
    https://www.youtube.com/ReallyFamous
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    Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.
    Music - Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech - Creative Commons

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Alessandro Nivola

    Alessandro Nivola

    Many Saints of Newark star Alessandro Nivola crushes it as Dickie Moltisanti and he nails this interview too! Well, you know what I mean. He gives us all kinds of scoop about:
    The Many Saints of Newark The original cast of The Sopranos David Chase Michael Imperioli Ray Liotta Nicolas Cage American Hustle Face/Off Acting ups and downs The 12 movies he starred in that were NEVER RELEASED! Emily Mortimer, Alessandro's wife! Their kids, who are about to become movie stars after something HUGE they did this summer with Noah Baumbach, Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig Lessons about marriage, parenting and more Join us!
    Links:
    My talks with: Michael Imperioli https://reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/michael-imperioli
    Tim Daly https://really-famous.com/now/tim-daly
    Steve Buscemi https://really-famous.com/now/miracle-workers
    Aida Turturro https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/aida-turturro-on-the-sopranos-italy-hollywood-life/id1231521180?i=1000385433171&mt=2
    Our Twitter feeds! Kara @kara1to1 Alessandro @SandroNivola Follow our mutual Twitter friend @TheSopranosClub Watch us now on YouTube:
    Michael Imperioli & The Sopranos: https://youtu.be/7E24TGiLiVI
    Ray Liotta's text message: https://youtu.be/7E24TGiLiVI
    The Sopranos original cast + Nicolas Cage too: https://youtu.be/ZYoUh_1uoO4
    Catch fun photos & clips with Alessandro and me on Instagram: 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 our interview on YouTube (video!!) YouTube.com/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 18 min
    Eric D'Alessandro

    Eric D'Alessandro

    Comedian Eric D'Alessandro joins me at Carolines on Broadway for a funny and serious talk. We get into:
    Mispronouncing his name Driving on the Autobahn Anxiety and his diagnosis Therapy Mental illness in his family A hit and run accident How he made it in stand-up comedy Improv classes where he was totally out of place Odd jobs, like at Newark Airport Pounding the pavement Emailing Taylor Swift’s booking agent Doing open mics Comedy club gatekeepers Social media comedians Young comedians vs. old comedians Trying to get to the next level vs. being a dinosaur His creative process How he edits his videos How he tests his comedy material Dressing like a woman and how he feels about it Why people think he’s gay Who he really is beneath the façade Links:
    Carolines on Broadway https://www.carolines.com/
    Eric’s website https://www.ericdalessandro.com/
    Eric’s IG https://www.instagram.com/ericdalessandro/
    Eric and me on YouTube
    Old school stand-up comedy is dead:  https://youtu.be/M9oGEBKF1vU Struggles growing up: https://youtu.be/VoqEKYMWdhM Secret to Instagram + YouTube success: https://youtu.be/oYras84oSkE Five Miles from the Spotlight https://youtu.be/w3cQbZfofGU
    Eric's hilarious Walmart video https://youtu.be/ciYFgVpya5k
    Join my new Friends & Fans group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/reallyfamous/
    Join my Special Insiders Group 
      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 1 min
    Patrick Duffy Part 2

    Patrick Duffy Part 2

    My heart-to-heart with the Dallas, Step by Step, The Man from Atlantis actor and I continues!
    The man who we all love as Bobby Ewing is here and wow, do we get into it all: life, love, TV stardom, insecurities and human connection. I LOVE this talk with actor-director Patrick Duffy and I'm pretty sure you'll love it too.
    We talk:
    Bobby Ewing, Who Shot JR, his friendship with Larry Hagman and Linda Grey, how he felt about Victoria Principal and the other cast members of Dallas, why he left, how he came back, that famous cliffhanger and how it led to the brilliant series fiinale of Newhart, driving off the set, and more Step by Step, his relationship with Suzanne Somers and the cast members who played their kids Linda Purl, falling in love with her, moving in together, and why he's moving on from his Oregon ranch Human connection Why he agreed to do my show Jason Ritter, Michael Imperioli, Christopher Knight, Ed Asner and more Life Love The pursuit of happiness Here's Part 1 with Patrick Duffy, if you missed it: https://really-famous.com/now/patrick-duffy 
    Links:
    My Suzanne Somers talk: https://www.reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/suzanne-somers My Christopher Knight talks: https://www.reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/chris-knight-returns My Henry Winkler talk: https://youtu.be/XBlxR2Un2-4  My Ed Asner talks: https://www.reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/ed-asner Patrick Duffy career highlights: https://www.instagram.com/karamayerrobinson  The highlight reel with Jason Ritter: https://really-famous.com/shorts Thank you to The Culver Hotel for hosting this conversation. Book a room or have a drink at this modern-retro boutique hotel in Culver City, CA (also the location of my earlier talk with Jay Mohr).
    https://www.culverhotel.com/
     
    Catch fun photos with Patrick Duffy and me on Instagram: 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 our interview on YouTube (video!!) YouTube.com/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 3 min
    Patrick Duffy

    Patrick Duffy

    Dallas, Step by Step, The Man from Atlantis and now: Really Famous! The man who we all love as Bobby Ewing is here and wow, do we get into it all: life, love, TV stardom and human connection. I LOVE this talk with actor-director Patrick Duffy and I'm pretty sure you'll love it too. We talk:
    Bobby Ewing, Who Shot JR, his friendship with Larry Hagman and Linda Grey, how he felt about Victoria Principal and the other cast members of Dallas, why he left, how he came back, that famous cliffhanger and how it led to the brilliant series fiinale of Newhart, driving off the set, and more Step by Step, his relationship with Suzanne Somers and the cast members who played their kids Linda Purl, falling in love with her, moving in together, and why he's moving on from his Oregon ranch Human connection Why he agreed to do my show Jason Ritter, Michael Imperioli, Christopher Knight, Ed Asner and more Life Love The pursuit of happiness Part 2 drops next. Stay tuned!
    Links:
    My Suzanne Somers talk: https://www.reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/suzanne-somers My Christopher Knight talks: https://www.reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/chris-knight-returns My Henry Winkler talk: https://youtu.be/XBlxR2Un2-4  My Ed Asner talks: https://www.reallyfamouspodcast.com/now/ed-asner The highlight reel with Jason Ritter: https://really-famous.com/shorts Thank you to The Culver Hotel for hosting this conversation. Book a room or have a drink at this modern-retro boutique hotel in Culver City, CA (also the location of my earlier talk with Jay Mohr).
    https://www.culverhotel.com/
     
    Catch fun photos with Patrick Duffy and me on Instagram: 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 our interview on YouTube (video!!) YouTube.com/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
     
     
     
     

    • 59 min
    Ed Asner

    Ed Asner

    An unforgettable talk with Ed Asner. There's a story here, friends. I share it on today's show. Ed Asner. What a guy. A gift to us all.
    He died on Sunday but will be making us smile again and again for years to come.
    Links to Ed's books:
    Son of a Junkman - https://amzn.to/2YbImRN  The Grouchy Historian - https://amzn.to/3h4MOsf   
    Video clips I took with Ed:
    https://www.instagram.com/karamayerrobinson 
     
    Never-before seen video I took of Ed when I caught up with him (for the second time) in New York City, after he did a play reading: https://youtu.be/vpkCYeUogcQ

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Bunco Bea ,

You had me at Louie Anderson 😊

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

megan@podcastingyou ,

Incredible Content!

Kara does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

PenelopeFistipuffs ,

Decent Celeb Content, Insufferably Vapid Host

I veered from my typical podcasts to Really Famous, lured by a couple of specific celebrity names and open to trying a new show. I barely made it through either pod, the host sounds so unspeakably dumb. No idea who Kara is or what credentials she feels she has to offer, but her unbidden offers of “reading” her guests as a “former therapist” is cringeworthy. Her contributions to a celeb story amount to, “~soo~ awesome!” and “~so~ interesting!” - and the last pod I suffered through, she asked her guest how to find something he mentioned, not at all esoteric content, on YouTube. (His kind answer: you look it up on YouTube.) Dumb, just dumb. Skip this one. It’s like a bad SNL skit.

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