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Veep, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Why Women Kill actor Reid Scott and I get deep on all the fascinating topics: Behind-the-scenes of Veep, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Why Women Kill) Therapy Being bullied ... Reid talks about being bullied as a child and how it taught him how to spot bullies in entertainment. School escapades ... We both share sto…
 
Conan O'Brien's famous sidekick, Andy Richter, and I do a little therapy session. You'll hear big reveals, small reveals, inside scoop on what it was REALLY like creating and filming late night television. You'll also hear why Andy kept his engagement with his fiancée a secret, social media mean people, Andy's stroke (!) and sleep apnea, tall poppy…
 
48 Hours, CBS Sunday Mornings and CBS Mornings news correspondent and My Life of Crime podcast host Erin Moriarty joins me to talk about: The cultural obsession with true crime What happens behind the scenes of her true crime shows, interviews and relationships Inside scoop on her most intriguing cases Thinking 24/7 about work Podcasting The Real H…
 
Iconic actor Joe Mantegna returns to Really Famous (and I get a chance to redeem myself after our first talk). Ready to discover the meaning of life and how to live your best life? Joe and I get into it! That's right, this is a subject that Joe Mantegna and I really get into today. Enjoy it, my friends! Kara Tune into Criminal Minds Evolution begin…
 
Jenna Lyons, the J. Crew icon who dressed Michelle Obama and new Real Housewives of New York cast member, opens up about self-doubt, divorce, being a single parent, therapy, reinvention, style, her HBO Max series, Stylish with Jenna Lyons, and more. Join us! SHOP my new AMAZON STOREFRONT ➤ https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous Jenna's favorite b…
 
Hollywood icon Dyan Cannon and I get to know each other and -- it's a gas. (Not sure why I'm using this expression because I never do, but something about it feels right.) From her home in California, we get on a call. And mosey around the topics of love, approval, Cary Grant (Dyan's ex-husband), Ally McBeal, her Oscar nomination, directing, kids, …
 
Friends, I'm on a mission to show you the real person behind your favorite sitcoms (Cheers, Friends, Frasier, Will and Grace, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, Third Rock from the Sun, the list goes on...). I think I succeeded! This is NOT the same interview you'll hear on other podcasts. You'll hear the backstory and inside s…
 
It's Emmy Week on Really Famous! Every day you'll get a talk with one of this year's Emmy nominees. (The Emmys air Monday.) In honor of Henry's nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, HBO's Barry, here's my talk with Henry, which we taped in 2019 in New York City. SHOP my AMAZON STOREFRONT: https://www.amazon.com/shop/really…
 
It's Emmy Week on Really Famous! Every day you'll get a talk with one of this year's Emmy nominees. (The Emmys air Monday.) In honor of Randy's nomination for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series, The Randy Rainbow Show, here's my talk with Randy, which we taped just before the pandemic, at Sardi's in New York City. SHOP my AMAZON…
 
It's Emmy Week on Really Famous! Every day you'll get a talk with one of this year's Emmy nominees. (The Emmys air Monday.) In honor of Daymond John's nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Series for ABC's Shark Tank, here's my retro talk with Daymond, which we taped just before I launched Really Famous (!!). Read my NYT piec…
 
It's Emmy Week on Really Famous! Every day you'll get a talk with one of this year's Emmy nominees. (The Emmys air Monday.) In honor of Steve Zahn's nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for HBO's The White Lotus (my favorite!), here's my 2nd talk with Steve, which we taped last year, just days before he flew back to Hawai…
 
An update from Kara on what's happening this month and what's coming in September. ALL THE LINKS: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbR3_S40FqVaWfKhYOTneSQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook Watch https://www.facebook.com/karamayerrobinson/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/karamayerrobinson/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/karamayerrobinson/ F…
 
Lost, Evil and Person of Interest actor (and perfectly sinister villain) Michael Emerson and I are very happy to share this brand new, equally intriguing conversation with you. Enjoy! TUNE IN NOW to first talk: Michael Emerson podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/really-famous-with-kara-mayer-robinson/id1231521180?i=1000454330584 Michael …
 
Actor Rhea Seehorn plays Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad that’s having a STELLAR final season. And Rhea is FRONT AND CENTER. We met when they had just wrapped season 4. I really enjoyed this talk with Rhea, who you may also know from the show Whitney. We also recorded a fun (and funny) video, which you can catch RIGHT NO…
 
Special bonus: Julian McMahon and I debrief after he interviews me. If you missed the big interview, scroll back in your podcast feed... In a shocking twist, actor Julian McMahon (FBI: Most Wanted, Nip/Tuck, Charmed) turns the tables and interviews me! OK, maybe it's not shocking. But it is definitely fun. Not only will you hear stories about my te…
 
In this shocking twist, actor Julian McMahon (FBI: Most Wanted, Nip/Tuck, Charmed) turns the tables and interviews me! OK, maybe it's not shocking. But it is definitely fun. Not only will you hear stories about my teen years, rejections, failures, favorites, guest stories and more, but you will also get to know JULIAN better. (You'll see what I mea…
 
Miracle Workers, Deadpool & now 7 Days: Karan Soni is killing it and we get into the roller-coaster ride of stories about how he went from living in New Delhi, India, prepared to inherit a role in his father's tractor business, to becoming friends with his childhood idol, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter!) and writing and starring in a film that just…
 
Scandal, Pose, Da Five Bloods, Les Miserables, Porgy & Bess, Chicago, Daytime Divas, Blue Bloods, Mrs. America ... The list of Norm Lewis's Broadway musicals, TV series and films is spectacular. But WHO IS this familiar face with the smile that lights up a room? A very nice guy, as you'll witness here on Really Famous. You'll also see how his winni…
 
So this is new! My talk with comedian, actor and podcaster Pete Holmes, who stars in a brand-new comedy that just premiered on CBS called How We Roll, was taped live in front of a hotel (and livestreamed) audience! You'll hear a lot about that, plus Pete's very grounded and well-earned life strategies and philosophies, his stand-up comedy, his HBO …
 
NEW! SaSa and I are back with a new talk. I've been telling you to watch Gomorrah for years. It's one of the best TV series ever - suspenseful, smart, sophisticated. But in the US, it's been hard to find. Now it's back - thank you, HBO Max! - and I get to sit down with the lead actor, Salvatore Esposito. Salvatore isn't just the lead in Gomorrah (h…
 
Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch narrator, prolific spokesperson, creator of the mikeroweWORKS foundation, author of The Way I Heard It, and soooo much more, joins me and goes with my therapy-like approach to interviews. It's fabulous. We talk: Artificially inseminating a turkey Behind the scenes of Dirty Jobs How he got his start on-…
 
Wide-ranging and personal doesn't even begin to describe this talk with Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor Meredith Vieira. She's an icon and somehow super down to earth and relatable. You'll see. We talk about all of this, in depth! The View The Today Show 60 Minutes Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 25 Words or Less The Meredith V…
 
Broadway performer Mauricio Martinez (Emilio Estefan in the hit musical On Your Feet!), joins me for a wide-ranging talk about making it in New York, a cancer shock (4 times), family, friends, loneliness, love and his four exes. It’s a can’t miss! Join us! Thank you to The Westgate New York Grand Central for hosting this conversation. Book a room o…
 
You adore Danny Pudi already, but wait! After this, you'll appreciate him even more. In our big, personal talk, Danny opens up about family, his estranged father, growing up and trying to blend in, his childhood, his new film Running, running marathons, asking questions (finally), Danny's incredible wife, his comedy career, acting on Community, his…
 
Friends, I'm sharing this in honor of my friend Louie Anderson, an extraordinary human with an enormous heart. It's the talk that sparked our friendship. Louie and I hit it off right away, as you'll see here. He came back on the show again later. We even tried out a new entertainment project together (mixed reviews on that; maybe I'll tell you abou…
 
You won't believe what US Olympic champion Apolo Ohno is up to now. Hint: He did a hard pivot. In today's talk we catch up on what Apolo, who's the most decorated US winter Olympics athlete of all time, has been up to, his ups and downs on the road to becoming a speed skating champion, his wild childhood, including supremely unique stories involvin…
 
FBI: Most Wanted's Julian McMahon and I catch up and hit topics of all kinds: taping his TV shows his insane schedule malls road trips New Yorkers the term "salt of the earth" tea Alexa Howie Mandel behind-the-scenes of a major FBI: Most Wanted episode interviews and a fun plan we're hatching together Join us! Shop with my Amazon links to support R…
 
Theater, film, TV icon Ben Vereen joins me for a down-to-earth chat about his ups and downs, family secrets, tragedy and success. Plus we talk about his sense of style, famous friendships and incredibly positive outlook. Bonus video! Watch a bonus YouTube video where Ben opens up about discovering his biological family on my YouTube channel: https:…
 
At the beginning of this podcast, you'll hear actor Wilson Cruz say this was pretty close to a therapy session. I'll let you be the judge! Wilson, who plays Dr. Hugh Culber on the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Discovery and was recently in Thirteen Reasons Why, shares his thoughts (and confesses a few things!) on things like: Claire Danes He played …
 
In honor of tonight's ABC special presentation of Diff'rent Strokes + The Facts of Life, I'm re-airing my talk with Todd Bridges from last year. Todd has been through the ringer. But he's come out OK. I won't bury the lead: He has 29 years clean and sober. We get into that, and I found out the hard way why he bristles at interviews. You'll hear abo…
 
Jason Ritter (Parenthood, Gravity Falls, Joan of Arcadia) and I have a beautifully honest (and fun!) conversation in this classic episode from 2019. Fun Fact: I wanted Jason to be a guest on Really Famous since the day I started it. You'll find out why. And...I was right! I knew I'd like getting to know him better. I predict you will, too. You'll h…
 
Marilu Henner (Taxi, Evening Shade, Grease, Chicago) and I talk a mile a minute about EVERYTHING, from her incredible memory (it's called HSAM, or highly superior autobiographical memory) to party games to family to dating John Travolta and a few Taxi co-stars. Such fun! We crossed paths in New York City for just a few hours, so we went for it! On …
 
Mayim Bialik (Jeopardy, The Big Bang Theory, Blossom, Call Me Kat) is extremely introspective, analytical and accomplished. So it's no surprise this talk turns out to be what it is. Shop at my Amazon storefront & support the show: https://www.amazon.com/shop/reallyfamous Join Mayim Bialik and me as we dive deep into: growing up with uncertainty and…
 
Emmy-winning actor Peter Scolari, who won an Emmy for HBO's Girls, died on Friday morning. This is my very deep talk with Peter, which we had in October 2017. I hope you enjoy it. I didn't know him well, but in the hour or two I spent with him I could feel that he was a warm, emotional, caring person. I think you'll feel the same. Peter and I talk …
 
It's Lisa Simpson! Yes, Emmy-winner Yeardley Smith is the voice of smart, spunky Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons. For the last 30 years. Wow! Yeardley is also an on-air actor (remember her from City Slickers, Herman's Head, The Legend of Billie Jean and Maximum Overdrive?). And she co-hosts the true crime podcast Small Town Dicks. Tune in! Subscribe! …
 
Many Saints of Newark star Alessandro Nivola crushes it as Dickie Moltisanti and he nails this interview too! Well, you know what I mean. He gives us all kinds of scoop about: The Many Saints of Newark The original cast of The Sopranos David Chase Michael Imperioli Ray Liotta Nicolas Cage American Hustle Face/Off Acting ups and downs The 12 movies …
 
Comedian Eric D'Alessandro joins me at Carolines on Broadway for a funny and serious talk. We get into: Mispronouncing his name Driving on the Autobahn Anxiety and his diagnosis Therapy Mental illness in his family A hit and run accident How he made it in stand-up comedy Improv classes where he was totally out of place Odd jobs, like at Newark Airp…
 
My heart-to-heart with the Dallas, Step by Step, The Man from Atlantis actor and I continues! The man who we all love as Bobby Ewing is here and wow, do we get into it all: life, love, TV stardom, insecurities and human connection. I LOVE this talk with actor-director Patrick Duffy and I'm pretty sure you'll love it too. We talk: Bobby Ewing, Who S…
 
Dallas, Step by Step, The Man from Atlantis and now: Really Famous! The man who we all love as Bobby Ewing is here and wow, do we get into it all: life, love, TV stardom and human connection. I LOVE this talk with actor-director Patrick Duffy and I'm pretty sure you'll love it too. We talk: Bobby Ewing, Who Shot JR, his friendship with Larry Hagman…
 
An unforgettable talk with Ed Asner. There's a story here, friends. I share it on today's show. Ed Asner. What a guy. A gift to us all. He died on Sunday but will be making us smile again and again for years to come. Links to Ed's books: Son of a Junkman - https://amzn.to/2YbImRN The Grouchy Historian - https://amzn.to/3h4MOsf Video clips I took wi…
 
The Lisa Lampanelli you know is TOTALLY not what you think. Join us for a real talk about what she's been through, who she was vs who she is now, and big discoveries about life, self, fame, comedy and relationships. We have fun! We share things! We bring out our therapy insights, bathing suit shopping insights, Cobra Kai insights and more! Listen t…
 
Fun + deep thoughts with comedian and Superior Donuts actor Maz Jobrani! We talk: His book, I’m Not A Terrorist But I’ve Played One on TV Flying during covid Expensive flights Misinformation A wild story about an email I got from one celebrity’s rep Class projects Looking symptoms up online and thinking you’re going to die Maz’s Persian Jewish frie…
 
Zoe Lister-Jones and I reconnect and you'll feel like it's three of us (you, me and Zoe) sitting on a couch talking about real things in life, love and movies. We talk: How It Ends Psychics Manifestation Being a "Jewish, Virgo, tortured artist" Big existential questions Angst fueling productivity Filming with Colin Hanks, Fred Armisen, Olivia Wilde…
 
I interviewed HARRY POTTER and GOD! Yes, it's true! Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi and I had a chat. There's a backstory, which explains why this is an atypically short episode. I share the story. In the meantime, check out Steve and Daniel's show Miracle Workers, which just kicked off season 3 (Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail) on TBS. You can al…
 
The iconic actress wows me with a shocking Hitchcock story, wisdom and badassery. It's a classic you won't forget. You'll get Tippi's scoop on: Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with her Slamming doors and confronting Hitchcock's wife A twist of events while filming The Birds Injuries while filming Shambala, her animal sanctuary for lions and tigers Liv…
 
Internationally renowned psychologist and Emotional Intelligence guru Daniel Goleman, PhD, joins me and it's FASCINATING. We analyze people's behaviors and habits (and we do it together because I'm a therapist, after all!). It's really fun and insightful. We analyze what happens in conversations, what we do when people say negative things about us,…
 
Get to know Tim Daly on another level and hear gems from Tim you've never heard before, like: What Tim is worried about getting cancelled for Cancel culture New Jersey David Chase The Sopranos Odd jobs Spike Lee Tim's family Being a grandfather Babies Private Practice Tea Leoni Elizabeth & Henry McCord Aspirational couples Shooting the Madam Secret…
 
In this unconventional episode, I'm sharing my encounter with the late and wonderful Gavin MacLeod, from 2014, when I met him on The Love Boat. Well, on the Regal Princess. I talked to Gavin briefly, but not as briefly as I was supposed to. You'll see...take a listen. Gavin, of course, played Murray Slaughter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captai…
 
I’m happy to bring you a new, unfiltered talk with a fascinating person who’s famous, and yet, maybe you don’t know on a personal level! Today it’s Lillo Brancato, star of A Bronx Tale, alongside Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro. Lillo also played Matt Bevilaqua on The Sopranos and he was the subject of the documentary Wasted Talent. Lillo was a…
 
I should call this Deep Thoughts with Josh Radnor. The How I Met Your Mother and Hunters actor (and musician who just released his first solo EP) and I dive deep into: Fame Success Aging Your 20s vs. your 40s Theater vs. TV Indie film and TV sensibilities Art and creativity Friendships Relationships Ted Mosby vs. Josh Radnor Being camera shy (or aw…
 
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