You are striving to become a better actor or a more complete performer, but there are only so many hours in the day. You have to make sure you hit the gym, drive places, time spent waiting for… any number of things. All that time is wasted doing something other than refining yourself and your instrument.
But now, there is a way to utilize those previously un-utilized units of time. You can listen to others talk about the very thing that has become your passion, if not your obsession. Yes, we’re talking about podcasts for actors, by actors, and other entertainment professionals. Below, see a list of entries to keep you busy for many a run on the treadmill, or through time-consuming traffic.
Bringing you tips from Los Angeles-area casting directors, agents, producers, writers, actors, musicians, filmmakers, and even financial gurus. How to market yourself, create your own work. and book the gig, from the people who are right there in it, and have actually done it.
Voice Acting Mastery: Become a Master Voice Actor
Host Crispin Freeman takes you inside the world of voice acting.
Acting Without the Drama
Taking a look a the practical ways an actor can approach their craft in order to create magic with their performances.
Action: The Pursuit of Acting Excellence
Chicago actor Leigh Foster checks in sporadically about the ongoing struggles of being a working actor in Chicago. Excellent stories and anecdotes, lots of empathy for the actor who is just trying to survive.
Making Movies Is Hard!!!
Indie filmmakers Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell not only take you behind the scenes of the independent film world and all the struggles therein, but also with the ongoing personal struggles of trying to make it in Hollywood.
In the Moment: Acting, Art and Life
Anthony Meindl, an award-winning writer, director and producer, takes you inside his acting workshop with studios in Los Angeles, New York, London, Sydney, and Vancouver.
The Actor CEO Podcast with Mike Moreno
An ongoing guide about how to treat your career like a business. Moreno interviews actors, casting directors, and other industry professionals, but doesn’t limit it to film. He also talks to those in the TV and theater worlds to learn the best tips, tricks and practices to help actors get where they need to be.
The Acting Income Podcast with Ben Hauck
Hauck takes you deep into the world of actually, y’know, earning money as an actor. Especially when you live in a city as expensive as New York.
The Actor’s Diet
Lynn Chen combines her food blog with her acting career, as she chats with other actors, artists and foodies about their history with eating, body image, and current culinary obsessions.
The Actor’s Resource with Alice Kwong
Another sporadic entry, but one worth listening to. Imrov artist Kwong interviews industry experts with an emphasis on the improv world.
The Other F Word: Conversations About Failure
Taking the shame out of failure, this fairly inspirational podcast talks about what makes us human. Not always directly about acting, but sort of always indirectly about it.
Art & Faith Conversations
Libby John and Sarah Pieper discuss the connection between creativity and spirituality. We are all designed to be innately creative, but how does that connect with our beliefs? The hosts take a deep into some serious questions.
The Actor’s Mind
Want a more psychological look at what makes an actor tick? Kateri McRae and Anne Penner give you one, while also examining popular tools used by actors in training, rehearsals, and performances.
Audrey Helps Actors
Exactly what it sounds like. Each episode, Audrey Moore invites someone from the business to chat about everything from advice for auditions and getting a new agent, to the nitty gritty of different theatrical markets and how to better use your union.
Unfake It Till You Make It
An interview-based podcast that explores how to move from “just surviving” in the industry to “truly thriving.” Host Tony Suriano talks to people from all walks of the entertainment business, including producers, cinematographers, magicians, actorrs, directors, managers, audio mixers, studio session musicians, and more.
The Acting Realtor
Geoff Desiato talks in detail about the dangerous and delicate balancing act between your dream job and your day job.
Another Aussie in LA
A bit older, but still lots of fun, as Australian actress Ansuya Nathan talks to other people form Down Under who have moved to Los Angeles, with all kinds of stories about survival.