Talk Ville

Talk Ville

It was only a matter of time! Join costars Tom Welling (Clark Kent) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) as they take you behind the scenes of one of the greatest shows of all time, Smallville. With this weekly dose of nostalgia you will get an inside look at what it was like to film each episode and hear fun facts that only those on set could tell you! Tag along with Michael and Tom to revisit the iconic series that changed the way you look at one of America’s favorite superheroes!


November 29, 2023 60 mins
🏆 Vote on the Best of S3: Wouldn’t be right talking about this episode with the guy, join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum alongside John Schneider as they talk about the first cast-member directed episode of Smallville in Season 3 Episode 20: TALISMAN! Before talking to John, the guys discuss Lex getting loose with certain decisions in this episode, how Michael and Glover timed the ‘knife grab,...
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What have you done!?! Phenomenal episode this week as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum are joined by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar to revisit Season 3 Episode 19: MEMORIA! After Al talks about some of the ‘behind the scenes’ conflicts with this storyline and DC, Miles shares his experience with his directorial debut on the series and explains what it was like to direct the show he created in its third season. We ge...
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November 15, 2023 44 mins
We explore journalistic integrity this week as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Smallville Season 3 Episode 18: TRUTH! After reflecting on times in their career when journalists were trying to get close for a story, the guys reflect on all the truth bombs dropped across Smallville in this episode. Michael talks about the pros and cons of a relationship with a journalist and remembers bringing real life situations with his ...
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November 8, 2023 52 mins
What an episode… Join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum as they revisit a very impactful episode of Smallville in Season 3 Episode 17: LEGACY. The guys admire the last on camera performance from the late great Christopher Reeve and talk about how he was able to dominate a scene as an actor despite his condition. Later, Tom really connects to the themes of vulnerability as a father that ring throughout this episode; while Michael co...
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November 1, 2023 75 mins
This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Smallville Season 3 Episode 16: CRISIS! How fitting that the guys are joined by someone special who helped calm crises everyday on set, the very beloved Natalie Cosco - head of makeup on Smallville. Natalie talks about keeping a calm and positive energy, the difficulties of doing ‘blood in eye’ effects, and the one time she lost it on set. Michael talks about his love for Linkin P...
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October 25, 2023 42 mins
Smallville meets John Q this week as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Season 3 Episode 15: RESURRECTION! Despite Tom mentioning the significance of this episode with fans and their families, noting how this is a Top 3 talked about episode, the guys bomb all over this episode about bombs. Tom points out cast members in the background during certain scenes, why he was never in a chopper, and how relieved the writing room was...
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October 18, 2023 46 mins
Smallville tackles psychotic relationships this week as Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling revisit Season 3 Episode 14: OBSESSION! After the guys gush over their time on set with the wonderful Sarah Carter, they analyze some of Tom’s noticeable giddiness in scenes throughout the episode. Michael talks about the plastic butcher knife horror scenes and questions why Lana stays in her own psychotic relationship. Tom gives props to cert...
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October 11, 2023 53 mins
On your mark… Get set… Woah! Did Clark just kill someone?!? Join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum as they revisit the cautionary PSA against street racing in Smallville Episode 13 VELOCITY! Before we get into the legality of Clark’s actions the guy gush over Sam Jones III’s performance in this episode and how it won over Michael. Tom talks about driving the Porsche and his wish for Jonathan in this episode, while Michael questions...
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October 4, 2023 53 mins
Join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum as they revisit the ‘Butterfly Effect’ meets ‘Final Destination’ meets Smallville episode in Season 3 Episode 12: HEREAFTER! After Michael gets over some of the hair and makeup decision in this episode he reflects on the amount of Lana’s friends who end up dying and what he wishes Clark did when Jonathan Kent collapsed in the barn. Tom remembers how dangerous the dynamite-laced house was, the ...
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September 27, 2023 47 mins
Join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum as they unwillingly prevent this episode from being deleted from their memory banks by revisiting Smallville Season 3 Episode 11: DELETE! The guys dish back-to-back poor ratings as they talk about this Matrix-laced episode that served as a cautionary tale against SPAM emails. Tom finds a familiar friend in the background of a scene and gets a kick out of the excitement of internet terminology ...
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September 20, 2023 47 mins
Keep it down! This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum come off of the high of the last couple episodes and back down to reality as we revisit Smallville Season 3 Episode 10: WHISPER. Before Michael remembers that one time he actually went blind, Tom talks about ripping off John Glover in preparation for his Ray Charles-esque scenes in this episode. He also remembers what went into his super hearing performance and a funny story...
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September 13, 2023 47 mins
This week the guys visit the loony bin as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Smallville Season 3 Episode 9: ASYLUM! After going through the long list of stellar guest stars from JTT… Ian Somerhalder… Shawn Ashmore… Jesse Metcalfe and more… we get into one of our most twisted episodes yet. Michael remembers getting gagged, dropping bombs in front of JTT, and the difficulty of working in constraints. Tom remembers going way ba...
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Everything changes this week… join Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling as we revisit one of the most impactful episodes of the series with Smallville Season 3 Episode 8: SHATTERED! Michael reflects on his favorite Lex moment throughout the series, how he mentally prepared to play a character going insane, and why they used a real straight jacket for his psyche ward scene. Tom points find all the flaws this week - from the Kent’s fron...
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August 30, 2023 42 mins
We go back to the ‘freak of the week’ basics this week folks as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum dive into Smallville Season 3 Episode 7: Magnetic! Tom remembers his time working with Kevin Zegers, one of the worst gags in the history of the show, and why he felt proud of Lana in this episode. Michael talks about his unrelated Magic Castle stories, his deep hatred for yellow cars, and when the cast couldn’t stop laughing one day w...
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August 23, 2023 61 mins
Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Season 3 Episode 6: RELIC! Tom talks about the big reveals in this episode, finding out that Jonathan is the ‘actual’ chosen one, Lionel has deeper roots to Smallville, and Lana clearly would accept Clark as he is. Michael talks about why he didn’t play a Luthor in the throwback scenes and how Chloe has done a 180 this season in terms of likability. And of course, we get a visit from our ve...
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August 16, 2023 48 mins
Great episode this week as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum remember the first appearance of a very special guest in Season 3 Episode 5: PERRY! The guys share on set intimidations working with the great Michael McKean, some funny and embarrassing off set stories with him, and what it was like working alongside a guest who really moves the show forward. Michael talks about the crazy coincidence of the coinciding solar flares when t...
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August 9, 2023 50 mins
Try to stay awake this week (or else) as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Smallville Season 3 Episode 4: SLUMBER! The guys talk about the not so coincidental inclusion of REM throughout the episode and what the show would have looked like if the characters all said what they truly believed. Tom shares an easter egg he found and talks about the brilliant choices made by John Glover in this episode. Michael reflects on the l...
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August 2, 2023 51 mins
Little different pod this week, so ALL of us here appreciate you guys sticking with us as we revisit Smallville Season 3 Episode 3: EXTINCTION… or as Michael puts it Ex-stink-tion. We talk about Sam Jones III forced product placement reads for fresh Lemon Pledge, the experience of working with 2000’s heart throb Jesse Metcalfe, and the importance of fully committing to scenes on film that will live forever. Thank you to our sponso...
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Join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum for our Smallville rewatch this week as we are graced by one of the most important characters over the last couple seasons - Helen Bryce herself, Emmanuelle Vaugier is on the pod! She shares her experience on the set with cast and crew and some stories you don’t want to miss. This week we break down Season 3 Episode 2: PHOENIX. Tom shares the unique surprises of working with Rutger Hauer and w...
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July 19, 2023 64 mins
Did you miss us? The boys are back as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum kick off their rewatch of Smallville Season 3 with Episode 1: EXILE! Tom remembers working with Rutger Hauer, certain cathartic choices he took as an actor in this episode, and how he relates the emptiness of Clark’s Red-K Bender to real world situation. Michael talks about shooting on an island with a skeleton crew, unwritten ad-libs during this episode, and h...
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