The Interesting Podcast (with Brian Ballance)

The Interesting Podcast (with Brian Ballance)

The Interesting Podcast is a show where Brian Ballance has a conversation with someone whom he finds interesting.

Episodes

February 23, 2024 92 mins
This episode is with the wonderful and hilarious Sara Cravens! We talk about her growing up playing basketball, her musical comedy duo Sara and Andrew, working on The Young and the Restless, booking her first game, singing in a Slaughter cover band, her love of Lionel Ritchie and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Sara! Instagram/Twitter: @ThatsSoCravens www.saracravens.com Follow Brian! Instagram/Twitter: @JediBrian www.brianballance.com Fo...
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This episode is with the delightful Myrna Velasco! We talk about her recent trip to India, her deep love of Yoga, how she got into acting, working on Elena of Avalor, Star Wars Resistance, DC Super Hero Girls, the importance of cultural representation and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Myrna! Instagram: @myrnzilla Follow Brian! Twitter/Instagram: @JediBrian www.brianballance.com Follow The Interesting Podcast! Twitter/Instagram: @PodOfIn...
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October 27, 2023 81 mins
This episode is with the super-talented artist behind Pugnacious Pins, Peter Ngaou! We talk about how he got into art, balancing art and commerce, what goes into making his enamel pins, working with Pug Nation Rescue of LA and Pug Rescue of Korea, how he recently started fostering, coming into your own as an artist and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Peter! Instagram: @pugnacious.pins www.pugnaciouspins.com Check out Pug Nation Rescue of Lo...
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September 11, 2023 83 mins
Happy 8 years of The Interesting Podcast! Today's guest is the WONDERFUL Max Randolph. We talk about him growing up on a cattle ranch, how he got started working with metal, the importance of passion, the piece he’s more proud of, creating his character Biri for The Unpredicted Party and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Max! Instagram/TikTok: @max_randolph_studios Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/maxrandolphstudios Youtube: https://www.youtu...
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June 16, 2023 82 mins
Today's guest is the incredible Darragh O’Farrell! We talk about him originally being from Ireland, moving to LA, starting as a runner at an animation company, his first time directing, bluffing his way into a job at Lucasarts, working on Knights of the Old Republic, advice for upcoming directors and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Darragh! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darragh-o-farrell-32946/ Follow Brian! Twitter/Instagram: @Jedi...
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June 2, 2023 77 mins
This episode is with my friend Kevin Yost! We talk about working through the pandemic, originally wanting to be a herpetologist, how he got into editing, working at a trailer house, how technology has changed over the years, getting his job at Lucasfilm and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Kevin! Instagram: @trailer__dude Follow Brian! Instagram/Twitter: @JediBrian brianballance.com Follow The Interesting Podcast! Twitter/Instagram: @PodOfI...
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March 29, 2023 87 mins
This episode is with the AWESOME Seth Allyn Austin! We talk about him living in Hawaii as a kid, getting into martial arts at 9 years old, juggling being an actor and a stunt performer, training with Arthur Mendoza, creating his own stuff with his wife and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Seth! Instagram @SethAllynAustin https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUNDqcV482BII60RSTw1P_Q Follow Brian! Twitter/Instagram: @JediBrian brianballance.com Fo...
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March 29, 2023 81 mins
This episode is with the incredible America Young! We talk about her moving around a bunch as a kid, starting out in stunts, directing her first feature, taking on the role of Barbie, playing Batgirl in Gotham Knights and SO MUCH MORE! Follow America! Instagram/Twitter: @America_Young americayoung.com Follow Brian! Twitter/Instagram: @JediBrian brianballance.com Follow The Interesting Podcast! Twitter/Instagram: @PodOfInterest ...
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March 29, 2023 81 mins
This episode is with the RADIANT gem-of-a-human-being, Judy Alice Lee! We talk about her growing up in LA, moving to Colorado, starting out at a music recording studio, how she got into VO, almost drowning while filming a music video and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Judy! Instagram/Twitter: @JudyAliceLee judyalicelee.com Follow Brian! Instagram/Twitter: @JediBrian brianballance.com Follow The Interesting Podcast! Twitter/Instagram: @Pod...
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March 14, 2023 67 mins
This episode is with the DELIGHTFUL Sandra Saad! We talk about her celebrating New Years in Italy, spending her summers in Egypt growing up, getting to play at the Greek Theatre with her band, the differences between performing music and acting, her love of Brendan Fraser and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Sandra! Instagram/Twitter: @sandraramzysaad Follow her band, Eye of the Sun! Instagram: @eyeofthesun Twitter/Youtube: @eyeofthesunband...
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March 10, 2023 73 mins
This episode's guest is Loretta Bell… my mom! We talk about her being the youngest of 9, always wanting to have kids, surviving a house fire, meeting my dad, living on a farm, moving to Florida, not letting your past define you and SO MUCH MORE! She doesn't have any social media, so... Follow Brian! Twitter/Instagram: @JediBrian www.brianballance.com Follow The Interesting Podcast! Twitter/Instagram: @PodOfInterest Patreon.com/J...
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March 7, 2023 50 mins
This episode is with the fantastic Todd Stashwick! We talk about him growing up in Chicago, the Stashwick gaming table, auditioning for SNL, reigniting his love of D&D, playing a Starfleet captain on Picard and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Todd! Instagram: @tstashwick Twitter: @ToddStashwick Check out his nerdy wares at wwwthenerdcircus.com ! Follow Brian! Twitter/Instagram: @JediBrian www.brianballance.com Follow The Interesting Podca...
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March 3, 2023 100 mins
This episode is the FOURTH appearance of Tom Wilton! We talk about working after quarantine, the novels he’s been writing, getting the role of Sarris in Willow, sword fighting Christian Slater, the importance of never giving up and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Tom! Twitter: @TomKWilton Follow Brian! Instagram/Twitter: @JediBrian brianballance.com Follow The Interesting Podcast! Twitter/Instagram: @PodOfInterest Patreon.com/JediBrian
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February 24, 2023 79 mins
This episode is with the delightful and talented Andrew Duhon! We talk about Mardi Gras King Cakes, growing up playing baseball, learning to play guitar right handed, his writing process, becoming a trio, the upcoming Tourin' Tour and SO MUCH MORE! Check out andrewduhon.com for tour dates! Follow Andrew! Instagram/Twitter: @AndrewDuhon www.andrewduhon.com Follow Brian! Instagram/Twitter: @JediBrian www.brianballance.com Follow...
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February 20, 2023 66 mins
This episode is with the DELIGHTFUL Chip Beaman! We talk about his time as a nightclub promoter, getting into game testing, building a VO department from the ground up, the process of creating The Halp Network and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Chip! Instagram/Twitter: @purechipbeaman Check out The Halp Network! Instagram/Twitter: @TheHalpNetwork halpnet.com Follow Brian! Twitter/Instagram: @JediBrian www.brianballance.com Follow The I...
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February 17, 2023 83 mins
This episode is a rare Two-For-One special with Ryan M. James and Kathryn Farren! We talk about how they met, Kathryn’s band, how Ryan learned to edit videos, the different plays and musicals Kathryn has written, Ryan’s machinima series A Clone Apart, their new movie ALL OF IT (which they’ve been working on for 15 years) and so much more! Contribute to making their new movie a reality, by donating to their Indiegogo here: https://...
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January 27, 2023 54 mins
This episode is with the FABULOUS Derek Basco! We talk about his mom putting him into various activities growing up, starting out breakdancing, working as a DJ, injecting his culture into his work, the process of making The Fabulous Filipino Brothers, being a saloon owner in Obi-wan Kenobi and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Derek! Instagram: @derek_basco Twitter: @DerekBasco Follow Brian! Instagram/Twitter: @JediBrian www.brianballance.co...
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January 24, 2023 90 mins
This episode is with one of my new favorite people, Eliah Mountjoy! We talk about him moving a lot as a kid, ancestry surprises, playing in a band, training with the VO Doctor, the importance of surrounding yourself with good people and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Eliah! Instagram/Twitter: @EliahMountjoy Follow Brian! Instagram/Twitter: @JediBrian www.brianballance.com Follow The Interesting Podcast! Twitter/Instagram: @PodOfInterest
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January 20, 2023 65 mins
This episode is with the delightful Morla Gorrondona! We talk about her playing cello as a kid, the intricacies of modeling, getting the role of Eris Morn, being super involved in the making of Moss, her love of performance capture and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Morla! Instagram: @morlavox Twitter: @actor_morla Follow Brian! Instagram/Twitter: @JediBrian www.brianballance.com Follow The Interesting Podcast! Twitter/Instagram: @PodO...
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December 23, 2022 85 mins
Merry Christmas, friends! I have a gift for you! This episode is with the incredible Tom O’Connell! We talk about him being from Kentucky, growing up playing sports, how he got into acting, the importance of being present, fighting through tough days on set, getting the call to double Darth Vader in Obi-wan Kenobi and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Tom! Instagram: @tommyohsee Follow Brian! Twitter/Instagram: @JediBrian www.brianballance.c...
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