Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon

Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon

A singular star, everyone ( and we mean everyone! ) is connected to ...KEVIN BACON. He has starred in some of the biggest films of the last 30 years – and after years of hearing his name used alongside ‘Six Degrees’ (the idea that everyone is separated by six people or less), Kevin decided to embrace it and turned the concept into a non-profit – SixDegrees.org - in 2007. Now, in his new podcast “Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon,” he will use his fame to feature celebrity guests and highlight their favorite charitable organizations! Each episode will feature inspirational conversations with extraordinary changemakers and how they are making a difference in the world every single day. Get ready to lean in, learn and be inspired to act. Tune in Tuesdays for your weekly dose of #dogooders. The 'Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon' podcast. Dancing will NOT be banned.

Episodes

April 4, 2024 45 mins

This is it! The final episode of the first season! It’s been an amazing ride. We have highlighted over 35 organizations changing the world for the better and shared the mic with some amazing celebrity guests that are doing their part to spread the world.

Today’s episode of Ask Kevin (Almost) Anything features Executive Director of SixDegrees.org Stacy Huston and Kevin talking about total eclipses (not of the heart), the leg...

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In this season's penultimate episode, Kevin is joined by interior designer to the stars, Bobby Berk. Kevin learns a thing or two about how a space can affect the self before they take a more serious turn in welcoming Julian Adams, CEO and president of Stand Up To Cancer. Bobby shares his personal experiences with cancer via his father and friends, while Julian shares that good news is on the horizon thanks to new and emerging techn...

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This week we are welcoming inspiring actress and LGBTQ advocate Laverne Cox. In this honest and thought-provoking episode, Laverne shares her journey to becoming the first transgender woman nominated for a Primetime Emmy. She and Kevin then welcome guest Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice at the ACLU as he shares the urgent issues facing trans rights and how people get help to protect them.

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March 19, 2024 45 mins

A master of mind and medicine, author and alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra is our guest in this episode. This enlightening episode features Kevin and Deepak seeking to understand each others perspective on everything from spirituality to mental health. They are joined by Poonacha Machaiah, CEO of The Chopra Foundation as they dive into the work they are doing for at-risk youth, women, and prisoners.

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BONUS EPISODE! Today's installment of "Ask Kevin (Almost) Anything" features Kevin fielding questions from his biggest fans and those that have called in or sent a message with their very own questions. 

In today’s episode of Ask Kevin (Almost) Anything, Kevin shares a little-known fact about the last scene of Footloose. He also waxes poetic on his love of London after a call-in from “Digsy” and then gets serious about the heart-wa...

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Gavin Rossdale is the lead vocalist and guitarist of the rock band BUSH - and a legendary musician, Today he joins Kevin on the show for some "geeky" music talk as they chat about song writing, music, and lifting words off the page. They are then joined by Mark Barden, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise and one of the fathers who tragically lost his child during the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012. He highlights his work with Sand...

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Academy-Award winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis is our effervescent guest today. Join Kevin and Jamie as they talk horror film franchises, building a career in the industry, and raising family in the midst of it all. They are then joined by Sara Cunningham of Free Mom Hugs - an organization spreading love to the LGBTQ community as they discuss the vital role of mothers in the acceptance of our children.

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Retired actor and earth activist Ian Somerhalder is on the show today with a new film - but it's not just any film! Tackling the issue of environmental degradation and climate change, the Common Ground Film is a powerful new project from directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell. Narrated and produced by some of the biggest names in Hollywood, Ian breaks down the importance of our soil as he and Kevin share their mutual concern for the fu...

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BONUS EPISODE! Today's installment of "Ask Kevin (Almost) Anything" features Kevin fielding questions from his biggest fans and those that have called in or sent a message with their very own questions.

In today's episode, Kevin and Executive Director of SixDegrees.org field questions about our furry friends and if they have the power to heal us, Sir Paul McCartney, the time Stacy tried to go vegan and the importance of the arts fo...

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Dancing is for everyone... and in this episode Misty Copeland joins Kevin to discuss her achievement as the first black prima ballerina, her recent foray into filmmaking, and her focus on making space in the dance world for more little girls like her. They are joined by Caryn Campbell, Executive Director of The Misty Copeland Foundation as they discuss their new initiative - the Be Bold Program - an after school program aimed at ma...

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2x Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning may not play for the New York Giants anymore but he still has his coach! Coach Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning huddle up with Kevin on today's show to talk a bit of football and a lot of philanthropy. Coach shares why he started the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund and why their goal of helping families affected by cancer deeply resonates with him today.

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BONUS EPISODE! Today's installment of "Ask Kevin (Almost) Anything" features Kevin fielding questions from his biggest fans and those that have called in or sent a message with their very own questions.

In today's episode, Kevin and Stacy Huston, Executive Director of SixDegrees.org, field questions about the likelihood of a Footloose sequel, Kevin and Kyra's special recipe, and highlight a very special organization that helps ill ...

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Hollywood sweetheart Amanda Seyfried stops by the show to catch up with Kevin and update him on life on her farm. They chat about their mutual love of all creatures and taking care of the homestead. They are joined by Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, a "no-kill" animal welfare organization fighting to save the lives of cats and dogs all-across America, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

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Hollywood's favorite funnyman and his wife are on today's episode. Seth and Lauren Rogen are a breath of fresh air as they chat with Kevin about "being directed", marriage, and what it means to be an "artist." Lauren shares her personal reason for starting Hilarity For Charity, a national non-profit on a mission to care for families impacted by Alzheimer's disease today. They are joined by Amanda Quezada - Senior Manager of Communi...

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Kevin welcomes his old friend Rob Lowe to the show. The two life-long actors reminisce about the roles they have competed for, a life in the work, writing your first book, marriage and so much more. They are joined by Dan Nevins, a wounded warrior who fought for our country and was helped by The Wounded Warrior Project in his own transition back to civilian life. They all discuss the importance of the organization for the service m...

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A true heart-to-heart in today's episode as actress and artist Jane Seymour joins Kevin. Their conversation encompasses the breadth of Jane's storied career, her mothers experience as a prisoner of war and the ripple effects this had on Jane throughout her lifetime. Open Hearts Foundation, founded by Jane in 2017, is highlighted and they are joined by Executive Director Trena Pickford to share the truth behind the mission and what ...

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Wilmer Valderrama is today's guest and he calls in from his home in California to chat with Kevin about growing up as a first generation kid in Florida, his lifelong passion for philanthropic work, and why he got involved with the United Service Organizations. They are joined by Jennifer Wahlquist – Vice President, Global Entertainment, USO - as she shares the power of theater and performance for our service men and women, why she ...

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BONUS EPISODE! The first ever "Ask Kevin Anything" features Kevin fielding questions from his biggest fans and those that have called in or sent a message with their very own questions. Nothing is off the table as Kevin shares stories about his past films, his personal life, and organizations that we weren't able to feature in this season of Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon. Tune in for laughs and lots of fun as Kevin chats with Stacy ...

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Funny people often overcome tragedy to bring humaneness to our everyday lives. Today's guest has done that and more! Emmy nominated comedian Patton Oswalt joins Kevin to talk about growing up as a military kid, falling in love with acting, and how they both ended up in entertainment. They are then joined by Ron Fitzsimmons, Executive Director of Alice's Kids - a non-profit focused on preserving the dignity of parents and giving kid...

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Bear Grylls, the ardent explorer, joins Kevin via iPhone from an island somewhere off the coast of Wales. In this story-filled episode, Kevin shares the most adventurous thing he has ever done, his recent frequent interactions with bears (the animal) and the delicacy of "haggis" vs "scrapple". The two discuss the spirit of adventure, how one becomes a survivalist, and the importance of teaching kids how to fail. They are joined by ...

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