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Kurt Caceres brings on celebrity Actors, Directors, Athletes, Casting Directors, Writers, Surgeons, Psychologists, Musicians and more............. to take us down a raw and truthful journey into the dark hallways of the Hollywood machine. As an actor, Kurt worked many years to get to the top of the game, leading major network television shows and finding great success. Then because of inexperience and the power of ego, he lost it all and hit rock bottom. Now after a decade of fighting to make a return from the ashes, he feels it's his time to give back and teach others through his mistakes. From casting couches to backdoor deals, he reveals stories few have ever experienced. It's about overcoming life's obstacles and transcending to one's true potential

What's Your Name Again? - with Kurt Caceres Kurt Caceres

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Kurt Caceres brings on celebrity Actors, Directors, Athletes, Casting Directors, Writers, Surgeons, Psychologists, Musicians and more............. to take us down a raw and truthful journey into the dark hallways of the Hollywood machine. As an actor, Kurt worked many years to get to the top of the game, leading major network television shows and finding great success. Then because of inexperience and the power of ego, he lost it all and hit rock bottom. Now after a decade of fighting to make a return from the ashes, he feels it's his time to give back and teach others through his mistakes. From casting couches to backdoor deals, he reveals stories few have ever experienced. It's about overcoming life's obstacles and transcending to one's true potential

    Ya Heard Me? - with Young Miller Tha Don - Part I

    Ya Heard Me? - with Young Miller Tha Don - Part I

    America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, sits with a musical legacy, part of a family of accomplished musicians that goes back generations from New Orleans. Young Miller is the nephew of award winning and multi-million album selling rapper Master P. Young Miller grew up around music in one of the most dangerous projects in the United States, called Calliope. By luck, chance and the grace of the universe, Young Miller had the opportunity to move away from the dangerous streets to the exact polar opposite juxtaposed location, Beverly Hills, California. Young Miller said kids tried to bully him early and make fun of his accent, because people in the south use different terms and slang. He quickly made a name for himself amongst the "90210 and Clueless" crowd at Beverly Hills High School, attending at the same time and being friends with the real life players from the hit television show, "All American". He very early started collaborating with his cousin, "Lil Romeo", on music that would today influence him to make high energy party vibe songs such as "VIP" and "Clap Clap". Young Miller not only is a student of the music game, but has an expertise and professional approach to the business itself. He shares the reasons why many rappers arrive quick and disappear even faster. Fortunately growing up with moguls ahead of him with the "No Limit Soldiers", he learned how to master the business from a young age and is now taking over the industry with an independent label instead of choosing to go with one of the big corporate names.

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    • 38 min
    Before the Invention of Smiling - with David Zucker - Part III

    Before the Invention of Smiling - with David Zucker - Part III

    "If I'm not directing, I can't even be on set, sets are boring" exclaims David Zucker, as he sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, for the final part of the trilogy straight from his home in Brentwood, California. He talks about the luck it takes to make it in Hollywood. It's a fairy tale story about a young reader from a studio who passed on their now iconic projects, who just so happened to be at a dinner with Michael Eisner who asked the table, "has anyone read anything interesting lately?". The reader said "yes, as a matter of fact I have..........", and the rest is history. Landing at Paramount with Eisner and Jefferey Katzenberg changed the landscape of comedy in film forever. They originally wanted Hall of Fame baseball player, Pete Rose, for the role Kareem Abdul-Jabbar eventually played, but he couldn't do it because it was shooting in the middle of a baseball pennant race. He shares the formula for successful films in Hollywood and says, "when the audience exits the film, that's when you know if you won or lost". "Top Secret was the funniest movie I ever made", says David , "but it wasn't a good movie". Top Secret just so happened to open the same exact weekend in 1984 as the original Karate Kid film with Ralph Macchio. Suffice to say, it got destroyed at the box office. And finally, David talks about his new book, "Before the Invention of Smiling", and it's historical importance not only for him, but for everyone out there needing to keep story and history of their own family legacy.

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    • 36 min
    Comedy - with David Zucker - Part II

    Comedy - with David Zucker - Part II

    David Zucker grew up in a household surrounded by comedy. His Mother and Father both were witty and it passed down to him and his brother. America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, finds out first hand when they discover an Orange tree in David's back yard, and notice that all the Oranges have stickers on them, like they would at the grocery store. This is the kind of mind the Zuckers possess, to create cult classic films like Airplane and the Naked Gun franchise. The film "Baseketball" was born from a game he invented playing Basketball on his front driveway in Westwood, California. This turned into a league that even included the now famous directors, screenwriters and producers, The Farrelly Brothers. Comedy is his forte', and he describes how their process is different from anyone else who's ever done it since. He also lets us know that he doesn't appreciate when people try and always tell him jokes, because he has to "pay attention" and laugh when it's not even funny.

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    • 36 min
    Airplane - with David Zucker - Part I

    Airplane - with David Zucker - Part I

    No introduction to the man who grew up a die hard Green Bay Packers fan and was the product of a historic blizzard in 1947 Wisconsin is complete, without the mention of Airplane. David Zucker is part of the legendary trio who created the most classic and still to date, most comedic and creative film comedy franchise in the history of Hollywood. He opens up his residence in Brentwood, California to America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to talk about his career and how comedy has changed from the 1980's to present day. It would be impossible to make anything funny now. He said someone once asked him, "David, could you do Airplane today?", and his response was, "of course we could, just without the jokes". The style they created was cutting edge and appealed to generations after. However, with cancel culture, Karens, over sensitive American's and any other complaining movements out there, the acceptable topics of humor these days are far and few between. He said they hired actors on their films, not comics. They had to stick to script and never adlib, often rewriting on the fly in the middle of shooting a scene, opening the floor of creative ideas to anyone in ear shot, even crew members. The behind the scenes stories David shares are both timeless and inspirational.

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    • 42 min
    Winning the Crown - with Rachel Slawson - Part II

    Winning the Crown - with Rachel Slawson - Part II

    Miss Utah 2020 brings here encore performance to the studio with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, and opens up raw and unfiltered about her bipolar disorder, bisexuality, and the multiple times she tried to take her own life. Growing up watching her father physically assault her mother, gave her PTSD and traumatized a young Rachel for life. She has had to work hard to understand how to have healthy romantic relationships as well as coming to acceptance and going public with her sexuality. Growing up and raised in the Mormon church, she was taught that being gay was wrong, to the point that they would denounce any family that supported a gay child. She had to hide her true self in shame for many years until eventually realizing she couldn't do it anymore. After numerous times competing to win Miss Utah and having plastic surgery to change her body to what she thought the pageants wanted, she attempted to take her own life as a result of her not succeeding in the pageant. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she has now found ways to live a healthy lifestyle mixed with the right amount of medication to live a normal and balanced life. This young woman has overcome more obstacles before 25 years old than most experience in a lifetime. She is an example and inspiration for all the youth out there who are battling the same demons.

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    • 49 min
    LGBTQ is Middle America Ready for You? - with Rachel Slawson - Part I

    LGBTQ is Middle America Ready for You? - with Rachel Slawson - Part I

    Rachel Slawson just made history being crowned Miss Utah 2020 and the first openly bisexual woman to compete in the Miss USA Pageant. She graces the Provenance Room studio with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to share her long journey to the top, through abuse, suicide attempts, depression, PTSD and bipolar disorders. And of course, the arduous ride through the most prestigious pageant circuit in the world. She talks about her dream of being the first Queer contestant on The Bachelorette, but that the networks turned her down because they said "our audience wouldn't be interested in that". Still in 2021 the LGBTQ+ community is fighting to be respected and recognized in all facets of society, even the most liberal, Hollywood. Competing in the Miss USA pageant was just the beginning, she has been a Tedx talk speaker as well as an advocate for the millions who battle depression each year. From building homes in third world countries, teaching English in foreign lands and fighting Muay Thai against German strangers in Thailand, this young woman is about to take the world by the horns and make it her own.

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    • 51 min

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