Cover image of Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn Podcasts

Read more

23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kathryn Hahn. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kathryn Hahn, often where they are interviewed.

Read more

23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kathryn Hahn. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kathryn Hahn, often where they are interviewed.

Updated daily with the latest episodes

Episode artwork

Ep 65. Kathryn Hahn

Play
Read more
Who is my character? Why does she say this line? What’s my motivation? These are valid, if not typical, Acting 101 probings. But as a certain actor so simply puts it, “Sometimes, you just need to walk in the door.” That actor is Kathryn Hahn, who is a great example of someone who does just that; she steps into frame and before she utters a line, you’re watching, just waiting for what she’s going to say or do.

That takes a rare kind of presence, one that for too long seemed to be hiding in plain sight. Hahn got her first real TV break when Crossing Jordan producer Tim Kring created the role of Lily Lebowski for her in 2001. A string of small but brilliant supporting appearances in comedy features like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and Step Brothers followed. Luckily, a few sharp-eyed observers spied a keg of talent going largely untapped. In 2008, Marcia Shulman, then Fox’s head of casting, signed Hahn to a rare talent-holding deal. “She was doing the kind of comedy that reminded me of Lucille Ball,” Shulman said. “She is very approachable, she has a very positive, happy presence. She is a great physical comedian, and I think that is missing on TV.”

Shulman was right, but if anyone deserves credit for recognizing what others didn’t, it’s writer and director Jill Soloway, who gave Hahn her first lead role in the acclaimed 2013 film Afternoon Delight. As an over- achieving mom and housewife who finds a— let’s call it creative—way to deal with a midlife crisis, Hahn was able to show there were layers to the laughs. “...She has an incredible way into the kind of authentic realness that made the careers of women like Diane Keaton back in the 1970s,” Soloway told The New York Times. “The industry has never really known how to handle a woman like that—a woman whose beauty is so intrinsically linked to her unique character.”

Perhaps not fitting into a cinematic pigeonhole isn’t all bad. Hahn is one of the most game actors in the business, the personification of the acting ideal: free, open. She seems equipped to invest any character with warmth, sarcasm, humanity or a bit of ball-busting on an as-needed basis. While “free” could be an understatement for some of her roles in movies like We’re The Millers, Tomorrowland, Bad Words, and the upcoming Bad Moms, she’s just as good, if not even better, at caustic (Boeing-Boeing, her Broadway debut), grounded (Transparent) and...male (her role as Jennifer Barkley on Parks and Recreation was originally written for a man).

If you’ve seen her in any of these roles, you’d have a tough time buying that an artist so willing to “go there” with such complete abandon and utter lack of vanity was ever self conscious or timid. But growing up, Hahn was the girl who was always apologizing, saying anything but what she truly meant in order to keep people (mostly her family) happy. She’s said that being able to stand up straight, look people in the eye and command her own space remain a bit of a challenge, even today. But it does get easier once you realize that your gift is who you are, and who you are is pretty much all you need. If Hollywood didn’t know what to do with Hahn in the beginning, she’s shown them now—just about anything.
Jul 30 2020 · 56mins
Episode artwork

Kathryn Hahn Returns

Play
Read more

Kathryn Hahn returns to the podcast! She and Chris talk about making Kit Kat cakes, nightmares of auditioning and roles and how their careers have changed over the years. Kathryn also talks about how she and her family are dealing with quarantine, they dive deep into the song A Nightmare on My Street and talk about all her upcoming projects including I Know This Much is True!

May 12 2020 · 1hr 26mins
Episode artwork

‘Top Chef: All-Stars’ Is Our New Favorite Sport. Plus, Kathryn Hahn!

Play
Read more

Unsurprisingly, Quibi is not doing well while everyone is stuck at home. We explain why we have some sympathy for the nascent streaming service (10:53). Plus, breaking down the restaurant wars from last week’s episode of ‘Top Chef: All-Stars L.A.’ (31:41) and an interview with Kathryn Hahn about her new show ‘I Know This Much is True’ (45:33).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Kathryn Hahn

May 12 2020 · 1hr 11mins
Episode artwork

Kathryn Hahn

Play
Read more

Kathryn Hahn gets in virtual bed to discuss the highs and lows of working in theatre, co-writing her children’s book My Wish For You with her daughter and the benefits of working with an intimacy coordinator on set.

May 11 2020 · 1hr 10mins
Episode artwork

Kathryn Hahn /// H.A.H.N. Y.O.L.O. /// S2:E070

Play
Read more

Today we are with the amazing Kathryn Hahn.  Kathryn was born in Cleveland and started acting at an early age in the television show Hickory Hideout.  She graduated from Northwestern and got her Masters in Fine Arts from Yale. 

If you don't know her from her role on Crossing Jordan she has played recognizable and leading roles in Anchorman, Step Brothers, Parks and Recreation, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days, We're the Millers, Afternoon Delight, the Bad Moms movies and more recently she has starred in the Amazon Original, "I Love Dick" and the outstanding HBO show "Mrs. Fletcher". 

She is coming out with a lot of new work.  On April 27, 202 she has a new HBO Limited Series "I Know This Much Is True"…In Summer of 2020 she has another Series on Apple TV coming called "Central Park"… and in December 2020 she will be joining the Marvel Universe with a new Disney Series called "WandaVision".

Kathryn is also a dedicated mom to her daughter and son and is married to our 2020 Season 1 guest Ethan Sandler. 

"It was easier for me to tell the truth when I was acting than it was in real life." - Kathryn Hahn

Topics we discuss:

  • Being a recovering Catholic
    • Being born into religion
    • Her struggle embracing the religion
    • Her attachment to it
    • Passing Judgement
    • What it means for her kids
  • Her childhood
    • Telling the truth being and actor
    • Safety of the theatre
  • Pursuing Acting
    • Taking out dept at Yale
    • Just knowing it
    • Her awareness
    • Following the path and journey
  • Payphones and Newspapers
  • Parenting expectations
    • The pressure of how to give birth
    • Accepting the process as it is
  • Deciding to have kids during Career

Credits:

Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes 

Music:

Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

Guest theme:  "Miss You Gal" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

Mar 26 2020 · 1hr 19mins
Episode artwork

Episode 122 - Kathryn Hahn

Play
Read more
The crew reviews the best and worst of Kathryn Hahn!!!

film friends theme song: Hot Man by The Buggies
dating history theme song: Sexy by BENSOUND
Height/Weight theme song by Clean P of The Buggies

Hit Us Up!
E-mail - filmfriendspodcast@gmail.com
Twitter - @thefilmfriends
Insta - @filmfriendspodcast
Mar 11 2020 · 1hr 20mins
Episode artwork

1/10/2020 - Archive Friday - Kathryn Hahn Interview - Tesla's Frank Hannon Interview

Play
Read more

1/10/2020 - Archive Friday - Kathryn Hahn Interview - Tesla's Frank Hannon Interview

Jan 10 2020 · 21mins
Episode artwork

Kathryn Hahn

Play
Read more
Join us as we dig in the archives and revisit our conversation with Kathryn Hahn. You've seen her in comedy films like Step Brothers, the Anchorman movies, and many more. These days you can catch her on HBO's Mrs. Fletcher. But when Hahn joined us a couple years ago she starred in Amazon's I Love Dick, based on the Chris Klaus book by the same name. Hahn and Jesse talk about the inherently feminist space that I Love Dick inhabits, and the deeply complex character that Kathryn plays on the show. She talks about working with Jill Soloway, and the special and deeply creative environment that Soloway creates on set.
Dec 06 2019 · 31mins
Episode artwork

How We Stay Sane with Kathryn Hahn

Play
Read more

Known for her work as an actress on shows and movies like Crossing Jordan, Revolutionary Road, Parks and Recreation, Step Brothers, Transparent, Bad Moms, and the upcoming Mrs. Fletcher (among many others), Kathryn Hahn has been active off screen lending her voice and time to progressive causes like Planned Parenthood and Swing Left.

Interview at 7:43

Oct 02 2019 · 45mins
Episode artwork

Spider-Man into the spiderverse, Kathryn Hahn, and Michael B Jordan for Blade‽

Play
Read more
We are back after a month long break!
Jul 14 2019 · 48mins
Loading