220: Part 2: Why Happy People Are Annoying, with Josh Peck


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“I knew that if it was between becoming a movie star but staying that size, or just becoming a civilian who had a normal job and was healthy, I would have picked that in a second.” - Josh Peck

Our special guest is back today for Part Two of our fascinating conversation, where he dives deeper into his very personal story of weight loss, overcoming addiction, growing up on TV, what he’s learned about being a father, and how he reacted to the breakdown of a relationship that played out in a dramatic way in the public eye.

Josh Peck has established himself as one of Hollywood's rising talents, making the transition from child actor to leading man, and social media influencer. Best known for his role on the Nickelodeon phenomenon Drake & Josh (2004-2007) for which he received a Kids’ Choice Nomination, Josh has starred in feature films such as Mean Creek alongside Rory Culkin, The Wackness beside Ben Kingsley, Red Dawn alongside Chris Hemsworth, Danny Collins with Al Pacino, Annette Benning, and Jennifer Garner, Take The 10 with Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen, and Netflix’s The Musical, co-starring Debra Messing, out later this year. In 2023, Josh will co-star in Christopher Nolan’s new movie, Oppenheimer.

Currently, Josh is featured in Disney Plus’ Turner and Hooch series, a continuation of the 1989 Tom Hanks film of the same name, and stars in the highly anticipated Hulu series, How I Met Your Father, and in the iCarly Reboot on Paramount+.

With 32.8 million fans across numerous social media platforms, Josh successfully leveraged his talents from acting, to podcasting and more, and is the author of the new memoir Happy People Are Annoying, out in bookstores March 15th. His book is a candid memoir sharing Josh’s reflections on the many stumbles and silver linings of his life and traces a zigzagging path to redemption.

Again, I was so pleased to have this opportunity to speak with Josh and to bring him on the podcast to share his wise and refreshing insights on happiness and a life well-lived.

To learn more about today's guest, visit: https://www.instagram.com/shuapeck/

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