Don't Talk to Strangers Podcast

Don't Talk to Strangers Podcast

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I interview my friends who do cool things.


0204 One Impossible Thing w/ Playwright Rachel Bykowski
Jan 15, 2019 • 109 min
In this episode of DT2S, I talk with friend and playwright Rachel Bykowski. We discuss her recent success with several of her plays getting readings and productions around the US, feminism in art, her process for writing, and how she undertook the…
0203 Dead Baby Plays w/ Playwright David Hansen
Nov 4, 2018 • 133 min
For this episode, I talk with Cleveland playwright David Hansen. We discuss a lot of Shakespeare, directing, the New Play Exchange, toy porn, advice for playwrights, and how we’re not savvy enough to be YouTube Famous. I will be directing David’s new play…
0202 F*ck You Money w/ Actor Jeffrey Grover
Oct 3, 2018 • 94 min
We’re back! I sit down with Cleveland/NYC actor Jeffrey Grover about a million years ago. The day before he came over, Jeffrey just closed his run as Roy Cohn in Ensemble Theatre’s productions of both parts of “Angels in America.” He’s been in a lot of…
0201 Gettin Trasshhyyyy w/ Playwright Catherine Weingarten
May 26, 2018 • 62 min
For the Season Two premier of #DT2S, I snuck into a bathroom in Michigan (sans microphone) to speak with my good friend and playwright Catherine Weingarten. Cat’s new play, A Roller Rink Temptation, closes this weekend at the WOW Cafe with The Dare Tactic…
0108 Tom Hanks Was in “Splash” w/ Actor David Vegh
Nov 4, 2017 • 85 min
In the Season One finale of DT2S, I talk with Cleveland actor David Vegh about how he grew up as Kevin Bacon in Footloose, the one book I would like to have on a deserted island & why, working with Tom Hanks and that guy from Cheers on Spielberg’s Saving…
0107 Moaning Shakespeare w/ Actress Lara Mielcarek
Oct 11, 2017 • 89 min
This week on #DT2S, I talk with Shakespearean actress Lara Mielcarek who is currently starring in Ensemble Theatre’s production of Lisa Kron’s Well. Lara got into Bob Dylan at an early age, and her appreciation for words led her to theater. After stints…
0106 Smelling the Smoke w/ Chef Robby Lucas, Pt. 2
Sep 28, 2017 • 88 min
This week on DT2S, we finish our conversation with Chef Robby Lucas. We finish our talk about food artistry, art vs. craft, and whether or not mushrooms should ever be in French Onion Soup. You can visit Robby’s excellent restaurant Cole’s Public House in…
0105 Smelling the Smoke w/ Chef Robby Lucas, Pt. 1
Sep 20, 2017 • 92 min
This week I speak with Chef Robby Lucas about the perils of the restaurant industry, finding art, living on an island, and whether or not someone’s putting cat urine in wine. Robby and I go back to my Put-in-Bay, OH days where we worked together a few…
0104 Planning a Mark w/ Mark Heid
Sep 7, 2017 • 80 min
This week we talk making art and raising kids with artist Mark Heid. Mark and I go way back and I use the word “great” to describe him far too many times for someone who fancies himself a writer. He’s painted such luminaries as former Surgeon General C.…
0103 Saving American Theatre w/ Ian Hinz
Aug 23, 2017 • 87 min
I talk with Cleveland theatre director Ian Hinz of Ensemble Theatre about what’s wrong with American theatre and how it can be saved. Ian’s big on new works and fostering new plays, but he’s also a big fan of O’Neill having directed me in The Iceman…
0102 Poking the Bear w/ Freddy Hill, pt. 2
Aug 14, 2017 • 44 min
It’s the second part of our interview with Freddy Hill. In this episode, we discuss his being on the woodworking reality tv show, #Framework, and his approach to being a “maker.” We also discuss how we should be able to fix things ourselves - but I’m not…
0101 Poking the Bear w/ Freddy Hill, pt. 1
Aug 10, 2017 • 60 min
In Don’t Talk to Strangers, I’ve convinced my friends to come to my big garage and let me ask them questions about the really cool things they do and how they approach their professional/creative lives like a craft. I’ve interviewed writers,…