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I’m Michael Rosenbaum, I’ve spent the better part of the last two decades in and out of film and television - mostly known for playing the bald dude on the show Smallville. I’m the guy that you probably don’t know by name, but when you see my face you might say “oh, that guy from that thing.” I’ve befriended some of the most talented people in the business, but it wasn’t until I started inviting them into my home that I realized, I didn’t really know these people. What started as me having s ...
 
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Pete Holmes (Crashing, You Made It Weird) joins us this week to share his triumphant story of going from existential desperation after a canceled late night show to traveling across the country to pitch Judd Apatow on what would go on to become HBO’s Crashing. After we clear the air with fart jokes and punderful bits, Pete opens up on the idea of e…
 
Advocacy. It's how we bring awareness to specific issues, marginalized communities, and more. However, what does that look like in practice? How can we ensure that our advocacy actually renders the change we’re looking for? Phil Rutherford is the Chief Operating Officer at Faces and Voice of Recovery, which is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing…
 
Annie Lederman (Trash Tuesday, Don’t Bore Me) joins us this week and shares a ton! She talks about how having little-to-no boundaries in her childhood led to difficult and traumatic altercations that left her betrayed, took years to overcome, and eventually helped feed her career in comedy. Annie talks about her tendencies to be a people pleaser ea…
 
Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy, Emily the Criminal) joins us this week to share his unique perspective on life and how he’s been able to let go of the nonsense and worries that plague people day to day and focus on being a good person. Theo shares the life changing moment that helped him make the decision to leave drug dealing and pursue a career in H…
 
For this season of Beyond Theory, we want to dive deeper into the meaning behind our name by being more topic-focused and bringing you guests in a brand new format. We believe this will make for a more relatable and engaging experience, expanding the mental health conversation and adding more voices. The topics we will discuss this season prioritiz…
 
Brian Baumgartner (The Office, Off The Beat) joins us this week to reflect on how the celebration of the ordinary with a show like The Office has led to its resurgence as one of the most popular shows today, even years after it ended. Brian shares stories landing his role as Kevin and talks about how the show has gained a second life with podcasts,…
 
Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Big Bang Theory) joins us this week to share his brave story of coming to grips with the trauma of his childhood, breaking the cycle so it doesn’t carry on to future generations, and understanding that part of his healing process may lead to a lifetime split from his family. Wil is an open book as he talks about problemati…
 
Comedian Adam Ray (Young Rock) joins us this week for an awesome episode full of equal parts (1) vulnerability talking about his troubled past and (2) comedic relief that’ll make you laugh. Adam talks about how he got the role of Vince McMahon in Young Rock and how a bit on Instagram led to his unique friendship with The Rock. We also talk about wh…
 
Katherine McNamara (Arrow, Walker: Independence) joins us this week to talk honestly about her experience shooting the prequel to Walker, how it’s different than your typical Western, and what it’s like to be in her first lead role since filming Shadowhunters. Katie Mac goes on to share her emotions returning to the Arrowverse as Mia Smoak and her …
 
What an episode this week. Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy, Bad Blood) joins us to talk about how he’s had to learn to slow down and get back to being himself during points in his life when his career was on the rise and he was focused on pleasing others. Coatesy shares fond memories working with Bruce Willis and Kevin Costner, but also remembers other…
 
Matt Walsh (Veep, UCB) joins us this week and shares the turning points in his life that moved him from studying psychology and working in a psych ward to becoming a founding member of UCB and a household name in comedy. Matt shares praise for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and notes how important it is to have a good leader for the success of a show like Vee…
 
Cassidy Freeman (The Righteous Gemstones, Smallville) joins us this week and talks about the lonely and uncomfortable experience of joining Smallville in its eight season along with the bonds and connections she eventually created with castmates Tom Welling, Erica Durance, and Alison Mack. Cassidy shares her thoughts on the false idea of perfection…
 
Doug Jones (Star Trek Discovery, The Shape of Water) joins us this week to share his accidental introduction to the world of creature features and how he’s cemented his legacy as one of its most iconic actors with captivating performances in Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hocus Pocus, and Oscar best picture winning The Shape of Water. Appearing in count…
 
Little bonus drop of Episode 1 of my new show Talk Ville: talkvillepodcast.com/show⁣ Tom and Michael address the step back in the second episode of the series Smallville where the ‘freak of the week’ concept gets solidified with our introduction to a buggy individual. The guys reflect on the suspension of disbelief that it took to shoot certain sce…
 
Robert Patrick (Peacemaker, Terminator 2) joins us this week and shares his unique perspective in this industry with a forty year tenure, no practical training, and missed opportunities before he found sobriety. Robert opens up on how despite how iconic his character as T-1000 was in Terminator, and how he owes his career to James Cameron, he had t…
 
Little bonus drop of Episode 1 of my new show Talk Ville: talkvillepodcast.com/show⁣ Back to where it all began… Join Tom Welling (Clark) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex) as they revisit the Smallville Pilot episode more than two decades since it was filmed. The guys talk about their experience during the shooting with kingmaker David Nutter, working wi…
 
Gianni Paolo (Power, Ma) joins us this week and shares his story of going from a world class hockey player with a trajectory for the NHL to leaving that all behind and pursuing his passion for acting. Gianni talks about how his improv skills gained him more time and spin-offs in the Power universe on Starz while also gaining the props of its creato…
 
Subscribe to the new show: talkvillepodcast.com/show⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 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 on…
 
Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy, Power Book IV) joins us this week and opens up on how his near death experience after a knife fight led to him not only changing career paths from being a DJ to acting, but also allowed him to realize that it’s okay to fear things in life. Tommy talks about drawing from experiences and interactions in his past to in…
 
Kate Flannery (The Office) joins us this week and shares her experience going from bankrupt after toxic relationships to waiting tables through the first season of The Office before it became one of the most beloved sitcoms ever. Kate opens up about using the ‘net of comedy’ to break the pace of emotional or serious performances she may give and ho…
 
Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) returns to the show this week to reflect back on tenured success across multiple serieses like Castle and The Rookie, along with cult adoration in Firefly and Serenity, leading us to discuss what’s next and what the escape plan is once his run in Hollywood is done. Nathan shares his secret for positivity in life …
 
William Fichtner (Prison Break, Black Hawk Down) joins us this week to share his multi decade journey through Hollywood working alongside legends on the screen and how it all started with a random referral while in college. Ficthner gives insight into his process and how, without fail, he always puts in the work before playing any role; expanding o…
 
Caity Lotz (Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow) joins us this week and shares her evolution from working as a dancer for Avril Lavigne and Lady Gaga to gaining the respect of her cast and crew as a director on Legends. Later in the show Caity sheds light on her opinion of Legends of Tomorrow ending and how the working conditions, writing, and morale on the…
 
Annette O'Toole (Smallville, Virgin River) joins us this week to share iconic stories from her decades of work alongside Hollywood legends and all the while how her naivety prevented her from being taken advantage of throughout her early career. Annette goes on to tell a crazy story of her travels back and forth across the country during 9/11 and h…
 
Jared Padalecki (Walker, Supernatural) returns this week to share the challenges of transitioning into Walker and out of Supernatural all the while wanting to retire from being on screen entirely. Jared gets candid about his work ethic and attributes it to the guilt he felt after an embarrassing story during his time on the Gilmore Girls. We also t…
 
Erica Durance (Smallville, Saving Hope) returns this week to reminisce about the good and bad of her experience on Smallville while reflecting on how her upbringing of idolizing perfection led to prolonged stress and anxiety throughout her career. Erica goes on to open up about how she has a need to stay busy in order to keep calm and how she’s lea…
 
Judd Apatow (Superbad, Knocked Up) joins us this week with endless stories of his experience making comedy magic from being roommates with Adam Sandler and seeing his brilliance before the rest of the world to his directorial/ production experience alongside comedic icons making films with cemented reputations in comedy. Judd talks about the reason…
 
Steve Agee (Peacemaker, Sarah Silverman Program) joins us this week to talk about the ups and downs of his career in Hollywood as a character actor, and how James Gunn helped pull him from a pit during the worst year of his life with his recurring role as John Economos on Peacemaker. Steve lays out the entire origin story of his acting experience g…
 
Kate Siegel (Hush, Midnight Mass) joins us this week and is completely open about her lowest lows while attempting to make acting a full time job and the unrelenting ambition that lead to her break. Kate talks about the balance between her need for validation and the need to keep a set moving, all while needing to drop your ego to get out of your o…
 
Isolation is often a key contributor to addiction. And when you add abandonment on top of that then you can really find yourself in a bad spot. For Chuck Hyppa living up to a legacy led him down an unwanted path. But with the help of his #1 fan and wife Erin, Chuck learns that he and his path was always enough. Recovery Replay, which is powered by …
 
Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Doom Patrol) joins us this week and opens up on his experience throughout life filling a void with things like substance abuse to professions in the spotlight like being a musician and actor. Mark gets candid about the evolution of his time on Supernatural, his fondness for the cast and crew, and the issues he had with …
 
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell, Franklin & Bash) joins us this week to share why despite his multi decade long career in this industry he still maintains a glass half empty attitude after the countless times he’s been disappointed along the way. He expands this idea into our personal lives and the thought that nothing is forever, so don’t t…
 
We often hear stories of recovery that can be both challenging and powerful. But is that the complete story? Join host Dominic Lawson as he presents a new and unique way those stories are told. The journey starts from the beginning on Recovery Replay and shares a person's recovery journey from three different perspectives. There is a person in reco…
 
Lesley-Ann Brandt (Lucifer, Spartacus) joins us this week to share the lessons learned and different obstacles she faced pursuing a career acting in Hollywood after growing up in the completely different world of apartheid stricken South Africa. Lesley attributes her upbringing and environment in South Africa for her edge, strong attitude, and self…
 
Rahul Kohli (iZombie, Midnight Mass) joins us this week to tell his inspiring story of how a lucky twist of fate, while he was on the brink of quitting acting because of a horrible audition, landed him his life changing role in iZombie. Rahul explains, however. that the onset politics, stress of being on a bubble show, and shooting in Canada caused…
 
Misha Collins (Supernatural, Roadfood) joins us in the studio this week to share his experience growing up with adversity and having to learn to be comfortable fitting ‘inside of you’ and not giving concern to standing out. Misha goes on to talk about his experience shooting PBS’ Roadfood and the different life wisdom he was able to draw from that …
 
Josh Peck (How I Met Your Father, Drake & Josh) joins us this week to give a glimpse into the amazing, film-worthy stories he has inside his new book “Happy People Are Annoying.” Josh shares everything from the thought of having to grieve what he never had after the loss of his father, to the truth behind the media storm fallout that came from his …
 
Alexander Ludwig (Vikings, Heels) joins us this week to share his journey in fighting his demons head on by finding sobriety, plus the experiences in this industry that have given him hope and the reassurance that kindness and gratitude win in the end. Alexander talks about his passion for adventure and activity to calm his anxiety and how difficul…
 
Cedric Yarbrough joins us this week for what some are calling, “about damn time.” Tons of fun stories in this week’s show. We go back to Cedric’s childhood and talk about what it was like for him to grow up in the opposite of racial diversity within Minneapolis, plus while being raised Jehovah’s witness by his single mother. Then we get into his Cu…
 
Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things) joins us this week with a ton of energy and a handful of different stories of what it was like to overcome Hollywood’s opinion of him as a child actor because of his condition, cleidocranial dysplasia, and how great it felt landing the hit sensation Stranger Things on Netflix. Gaten discusses his evolution from bei…
 
Technology's purpose is to improve the quality of life for humanity. But unfortunately, in many ways, it has provided unintended consequences, for example, serving as stimuli for sex addiction. Dr. Patrick Carnes says that as technologies evolve, we must remain vigilant about this issue, especially when it comes to adolescents. But can vigilance an…
 
Kristin Kreuk blesses us again with an appearance on the podcast to talk about her feelings around the ending of Burden of Truth and her experience with shows ending as her career matured in Hollywood. Kristin expands on the idea in previous appearances of how her nervousness that she used to have on Smallville has evolved with age and experience. …
 
All of us have these parts within us. Sometimes those parts build us up with positive affirmations. But some of them can be our harshest critics. Dr. Richard Schwartz says that the mind is naturally multiple, which is a good thing. But how are someone's parts differentiated from, say, multiple personality disorder? Dr. Richard Schwartz is a systemi…
 
Jack Reacher himself, Alan Ritchson (Reacher, Blue Mountain State) joins me this week to bravely discuss his battle with bipolarism and the struggle in finding his true identity in Hollywood. Alan and I talk about being a better fit for Jack Reacher compared to past actors, hitting rock-bottom mentally, and the intense filming schedule of Amazon Pr…
 
The path to addiction has many layers. And when a patient has co-occurring disorders, those layers become more abundant and complex. Dr. Georgia Fourlas says that just treating the symptoms isn’t enough and that going to the root of the problem is the one true path to recovery. But what does it take to get to the root cause? Dr. Georgia Fourlas is …
 
Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley, Red Notice) joins us this week to discuss his wild story of getting paid nothing for his dream role in The Three Stooges and portraying iconic figures like Mickey Mouse and Robin Williams. Chris and I talk about the drama surrounding The Three Stooges, changing his role in Red Notice, and the impact his insane …
 
Being vulnerable can be a precarious proposition. Too often, one could perceive it as a sign of weakness or, worse, used against us. Dr. Madelyn Rousku says it takes courage to be vulnerable because it takes us to a place we often don't want to go. But can displaying our vulnerability also be a source of strength? Dr. Madelyn Rousku is a board-cert…
 
Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles, Law & Order) joins us this week to talk about everything from her obsession with the true crime genre to the difficulty in trying to raise three girls as a single mother while pursuing a career in Hollywood. Angie shares her crazy encounter with David Hasselhoff on an airplane and how it launched her career. We also d…
 
Roughly 1 in 4 adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given each year, according to John Hopkins Medicine. And for the relatives of those sufferers, it can be a stressful endeavor when trying to help. Victor Brick, Co-founder of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, says that his brother, John, who died from complications of s…
 
Back and better than ever! Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) joins us this week to talk about what it’s been like transitioning into the show The Boys and what the future could look like for Supernatural fans. Jensen opens up about the drama surrounding the ending of Supernatural and reminisces on things he may have done differently towards the tail end…
 
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