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Happy Sad Confused

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On Happy Sad Confused, Josh Horowitz gets nerdy and intimate with the biggest movie stars and filmmakers on the planet. Each and every week, you’ll hear in-depth, career-spanning conversations with everyone from Emma Stone and Hugh Jackman to Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to get casual with A-listers like Anna Kendrick, Tom Hiddleston, or Kristen Stewart (all HSC regulars), then come on in and join Josh in the Happy Sad Confused studio.

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On Happy Sad Confused, Josh Horowitz gets nerdy and intimate with the biggest movie stars and filmmakers on the planet. Each and every week, you’ll hear in-depth, career-spanning conversations with everyone from Emma Stone and Hugh Jackman to Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to get casual with A-listers like Anna Kendrick, Tom Hiddleston, or Kristen Stewart (all HSC regulars), then come on in and join Josh in the Happy Sad Confused studio.

iTunes Ratings

686 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Great

By lotsofpodcasts - May 08 2020
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Always great guests and great interviews. Anyone who is interested in acting or film/TV will love this podcast.

#comfortmovie

By jon-bics - Mar 31 2020
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Josh, stay on this topic, amazing talk.

iTunes Ratings

686 Ratings
Average Ratings
537
74
26
20
29

Great

By lotsofpodcasts - May 08 2020
Read more
Always great guests and great interviews. Anyone who is interested in acting or film/TV will love this podcast.

#comfortmovie

By jon-bics - Mar 31 2020
Read more
Josh, stay on this topic, amazing talk.
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Happy Sad Confused

Latest release on Jul 08, 2020

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On Happy Sad Confused, Josh Horowitz gets nerdy and intimate with the biggest movie stars and filmmakers on the planet. Each and every week, you’ll hear in-depth, career-spanning conversations with everyone from Emma Stone and Hugh Jackman to Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to get casual with A-listers like Anna Kendrick, Tom Hiddleston, or Kristen Stewart (all HSC regulars), then come on in and join Josh in the Happy Sad Confused studio.

Rank #1: Timothee Chalamet

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It's all happening very fast for Timothee Chalamet and he knows it. Sure, he's been acting and performing for years but no other 21 year old can point to the trifecta of films he's just made, all earning awards season love. Oh and he's just been filming the new Woody Allen movie in between endless red carpets and interviews like this one. 

On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused", TImothee opens up to Josh about his career aspirations, his acting idols, and how he almost ended up playing Spider-Man.

Plus Timothee and Josh talk about the film that is launching Chalamet into the stratosphere, this universally loved, "Call Me By Your Name". 

Dec 07 2017

54mins

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Rank #2: Sam Heughan (Vol. III) LIVE!

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It's time for another special LIVE Happy Sad Confused event! Enjoy this epic night with friend of the show Sam Heughan taped at Symphony Space in New York City!

Feb 12 2020

1hr 21mins

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Rank #3: Jodie Comer

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Jodie Comer joins Josh to talk about her career making role in "Killing Eve", all the ups and downs that led to it, and why she's still living at home!

Apr 23 2019

41mins

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Rank #4: Anna Kendrick

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Who doesn’t love Anna Kendrick? We all do! Anna joins Josh to talk about the surprise success of Pitch Perfect which lead to Pitch Perfect 2, why it’s good to have a period in your acting career where you are struggling, the resurgence of tattoo necklaces, and more.

May 18 2015

43mins

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Rank #5: Jon Stewart

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The remarkable Jon Stewart has been dominating the airwaves for almost 15 years with his amazing hosting duties on The Daily Show. He joins Josh for a relaxed conversation about the genesis of his directorial debut Rosewater, the ol’ MTV days of The Jon Stewart Show, his love of baseball, his illustrious acting career, and his many nicknames.

Nov 16 2014

35mins

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Rank #6: Shia LaBeouf

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Shia LaBeouf has certainly packed a lot into his relatively short 30 years on this planet. From child star to a franchise leading movie star. From avant garde artist to outspoken asshole. He’s been labeled a lot of things (some unfairly, some he’ll cop to quite willingly) and he’s not afraid to talk about all of it in this very honest conversation with Josh Horowitz on this week’s “Happy Sad Confused”. Professionally this has been a banner year for LaBeouf, earning widespread acclaim for his role in “American Honey” and now returning to his roots, re-teaming with filmmaker Dito Montiel for “Man Down”, a PTSD drama co-starring Kate Mara and Jai Courtney. LaBeouf discusses his changing priorities for his career, how he’s obsessed with chasing truth, why he considers himself a blue collar actor, and whether he could imagine returning to a “Transformers” or “Indiana Jones” movie. The answers, like LaBeouf himself, will likely surprise you.

Nov 30 2016

42mins

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Rank #7: Quentin Tarantino

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One of the most celebrated filmmakers of all time, Quentin Tarantino joins Josh to end the year strong with a conversation about his latest film The Hateful Eight, why he wouldn't be able to make a horror film as good as The Exorcist, meeting his hero Brian De Palma, the early version of Kill Bill, and the possibility of a stage version of The Hateful Eight. Happy New Year!

Dec 28 2015

55mins

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Rank #8: Christian Slater (plus Sam Heughan, Vol. II)

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We've jammed so much "Happy Sad Confused" goodness into this episode it's almost too good to be true! The proceedings get off to a fun start with returning favorite guest Sam Heughan dropping in to say a quick hello to Josh and Sammy, lament missing out on the lead role in the new film version of "Dune", and enthuse all about his "The Spy Who Dumped Me" co-stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon.

And then there's the main event, an extensive trip down memory lane with the great Christian Slater. Currently starring alongside Glenn Close in "The Wife", Christian is all too happy to open up about his extraordinary career, from "Heathers" and "Pump Up the Volume", to his resurgence in recent years thanks to "Mr. Robot". Plus Josh and Christian hatch a plan for the actor to re-team with Winona Ryder for "Stranger Things"! Are you listening, universe?

Jul 31 2018

52mins

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Rank #9: Quentin Tarantino, Vol. II

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Name a more influential filmmaker from the past 30 years than Quentin Tarantino. Go ahead, we'll wait.

The one and only auteur is back with his 9th film, another stone cold classic, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood", this time teaming up two iconic movie stars for the first time, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

Quentin returns to "Happy Sad Confused" to discuss where this story came from, why he's content to soon retire from feature film directing, and discuss what may end up being his last slew of projects--including a new "Kill Bill" story and a "Star Trek" film!

Jul 22 2019

50mins

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Rank #10: John Krasinski

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The charming and talented John Krasinski joins Josh to talk about directing "The Hollars", nearly playing Captain America, and getting his action hero on in the upcoming Jack Ryan TV series.

Aug 20 2016

53mins

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Rank #11: Joe & Anthony Russo, Vol. II (Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Interview!)

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SPOILER ALERT: We mean it. Every second of this podcast will spoil "Avengers: Infinity War" so if you haven't seen it yet, this is not the podcast for you.

Still there? Great. On this special edition of "Happy Sad Confused", Josh asks all the big and small questions you can imagine about the game changer that is the newest film in the MCU. For the first time, directors Joe and Anthony Russo can spill all the secrets of their much discussed new film. And it's all right here in this spoiler filled conversation. 

May 07 2018

45mins

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Rank #12: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, And Ruth Negga

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Forgive the pun but it’s a love fest on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast this week with two stars of Loving (in theaters November 4th), the new Jeff Nichols awards contender, plus a hysterical chat with two of our favorite comedians. If you’re a comedy nerd, you’ll be excited to hear the first conversation with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, starring in “Oh Hello on Broadway”. As you’d expect from comedic veterans of SNL, Kroll Show, and Documentary Now, this chat goes everywhere – from Anthony Weiner to why they’re over zombies to why John is more interesting now that he’s sober. Plus they talk of course about their new show in which they play two “deep losers” as they put it. Kroll also stars in Loving which brings us to our second conversation of the week, with that film’s star Ruth Negga. You may have seen her in “Preacher” or “World War Z” but this may be the performance of her career. Loving in the true life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose marriage resulted in a supreme court case that forever changed the legality of interracial marriage. 

Nov 02 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #13: Timothee Chalamet (Vol. II) & Joel Edgerton (Vol. II)

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Josh welcomes two of his favorite guests back to "Happy Sad Confused" this week! You've never seen Timothee Chalamet quite like this in "The King" and we've got co-writer (and co-star) Joel Edgerton to thank for it.

Oct 16 2019

37mins

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Rank #14: Daniel Radcliffe

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Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, chats with Josh about his new romantic comedy “What If?”, his obsession with Katy Perry, and his freakish knowledge of American football.

Aug 03 2014

52mins

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Rank #15: Miles Teller, Sebastian Stan

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On the 100th episode of Happy Sad Confused, the dynamically short-haired Miles Teller returns to join Josh to talk about Han Solo rumors, The Divergent Series, and his perspective on Fantastic Four. Then, the delightful Sebastian Stan joins Josh to talk about his many nicknames, The Bronze, and becoming the Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Mar 16 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #16: Brie Larson

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The amazing and talented Brie Larson joins Josh this week to talk about the process of shooting her latest powerful drama-thriller Room, crying at the end of Chopped, and what she's learned from her experience as a child actor.

Nov 09 2015

1hr

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Rank #17: Cillian Murphy

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He generally doesn't do a lot of interviews so that makes this extended chat with the great Cillian Murphy all the more special. Cillian visits Josh to chat about his beginnings, collaborations with Danny Boyle and Christopher Nolan, and why he keeps coming back for more "Peaky Blinders". 

Oct 10 2019

43mins

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Rank #18: Daisy Ridley, Vol. II

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It's a special day when the voice of "Happy Sad Confused" (well, besides Josh) stops by for a chat. On this visit, Daisy Ridley talks about her big leap, starring in a film all her own with "Ophelia", plus an update on what to expect in "The Rise of Skywalker" and Daisy's very late take on "Game of Thrones". 

Jul 01 2019

51mins

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Rank #19: Sam Heughan

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Sam Heughan is a charming guy and hard working actor. Sam joins Josh this week to talk about the new season of the Starz series Outlander, where he was in his career before he got his role in the series, and the pros and cons of being objectified for your looks.

Apr 18 2016

39mins

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Rank #20: Anna Kendrick

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This is a historic moment for Happy Sad Confused. Anna Kendrick is now officially a 3 time guest on the show! She joins Josh this week to talk about Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, writing her book Scrappy Little Nobody, and much more.

Jul 04 2016

50mins

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Jai Courtney (Vol. III) on "Casino" (#MyComfortMovie)

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Jai Courtney returns to "Happy Sad Confused" with a new series ("Stateless" on Netflix), a big superhero return ("The Suicide Squad" next year) and some classic Scorsese to talk about! Yes, we're going to back to 1995 for this week's comfort movie, the crime classic from Martin Scorsese, "Casino"!

Jul 08 2020

46mins

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Zachary Quinto (Vol. II) on "Magnolia" (#MyComfortMovie)

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If we're talking about the great filmmakers of all time on this podcast, Paul Thomas Anderson's name is bound to come up and sure enough it's his 3rd film, the sprawling ensemble piece that is "Magnolia" that's the subject of this week's "Happy Sad Confused".

"Magnolia" is the subject thanks to Zachary Quinto, returning to "Happy Sad Confused" to dive deep into the many reasons to love this classic film from 1999.

Jul 01 2020

37mins

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Bryce Dallas Howard (Vol. III) on "Jurassic Park" (#MyComfortMovie)

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Is anyone actually surprised that Bryce Dallas Howard has turned into a helluva director? Last year she helmed an episode of "The Mandalorian" and now she's got her first feature length project, a documentary about and called "Dads" on Apple TV+. Bryce returns to "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about directing but also for a deep dive into one of her favorite comfort movies, "Jurassic Park"!

Jun 24 2020

43mins

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Zoe Kravitz on "The American President" (#MyComfortMovie)

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When the lockdown came for Zoe Kravitz it found her in the middle of the job of a lifetime in London. That's where Josh catches up with her on this episode as Zoe reflects on her love of "The American President" and what we can expect from her turn as Catwoman in "The Batman"!

Jun 16 2020

50mins

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Daniel Radcliffe (Vol. III) on "Get Over It" (#MyComfortMovie)

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If you were given a hundred guesses as to what Daniel Radcliffe's comfort movie might be, "Get Over It" probably wouldn't make the cut but there it is! Join Josh and Daniel for this deep dive into the 2001 teen comedy, plus Daniel talks for the first time about his new podcast, "Cunning Stunts"!

May 27 2020

58mins

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Simon Pegg (Vol. III) on "Day of the Dead" (#MyComfortMovie)

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Simon Pegg is back with a new movie ("Inheritance") and a deep dive into his favorite comfort movie, "Day of the Dead"!

May 20 2020

47mins

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Jaimie Alexander on "Tommy Boy" (#MyComfortMovie)

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This week we're celebrating a classic 90s comedy courtesy of Jaimie Alexander! The "Blindspot" and "Thor" star joins Josh to talk about her favorite Chris Farley film and prove her love by quoting lines liberally!

May 13 2020

41mins

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Kathryn Hahn (Vol. III) on E.T. (#MyComfortMovie)

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The wonderful Kathryn Hahn returns to the podcast to talk about her upcoming projects, "I Know This Much Is True" and "Central Park", and also her favorite comfort movie, "E.T."!

May 06 2020

42mins

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Paul Feig (Vol. II) on "Casino Royale" (#MyComfortMovie)

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Put on your tux and prepare your best martini (shaken, NOT stirred): Paul Feig is the guest on this week's Happy Sad Confused and he's obsessed with 007. Listen as he and Josh take a deep dive into Paul's favorite comfort movie, the first James Bond film to star Daniel Craig.

Apr 29 2020

42mins

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Damon Lindelof on "The Last Starfighter" (#MyComfortMovie)

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Damon Lindelof is a nerd after our own heart so of course he's on the podcast this week to talk about a comfort movie Josh firmly approves of, "The Last Starfighter"!

Apr 22 2020

42mins

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Cate Blanchett on "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (#MyComfortMovie)

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She's been on the "Happy Sad Confused" bucket list for some time and finally we're thrilled to say Cate Blanchett is on the show! The two time Oscar winner joins Josh to discuss her amazing performance in the new FX on Hulu series, "Mrs. America" plus her favorite comfort movie, Bi Gan's "Long Day's Journey Into Night".

Apr 15 2020

29mins

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Logan Lerman (Vol. III) on "Hook" (#MyComfortMovie)

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Movies don't come with a bigger bolder concept than "what if Peter Pan grew up?". The finished film certainly worked for Logan Lerman as he joins Josh to discuss his comfort movie, "Hook"!

From Maggie Smith's mysterious age to Rufio, Josh and Logan cover it all in this deep dive!

Apr 08 2020

40mins

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Evan Rachel Wood on "Clue" (#MyComfortMovie)

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It's a new era for "Happy Sad Confused"! With all of us sadly separated for a while, we're all looking for comfort and so begins a series of conversations about our favorite comfort movies.

We start this series off with a conversation with "Westworld" star Evan Rachel Wood who is obsessed with the comedy mystery "Clue"!

If you're looking to find a way to help our heroic healthcare workers, please consider contributing to https://www.gofundme.com/f/frontlinerespondersfund

Mar 31 2020

33mins

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Jane Levy

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Now more than ever we need some song and dance escapism, right? Jane Levy is here to deliver just that for you. She joins Josh on "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about her NBC series, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist", her career from "Evil Dead" to "Don't Breathe" and to offer up the longest pregnant pause in "Happy Sad Confused" history.

Mar 25 2020

47mins

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Barry Sonnenfeld

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Two neurotics walk into a podcast...and this happened! Josh welcomes famed director Barry Sonnenfeld to his office to chat about his new memoir, "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother" and his hysterical life in film, from working with the Coen brothers to "Get Shorty" and "Men in Black".

Mar 23 2020

51mins

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Amy Ryan

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We're back with a new episode in a new world! "Happy Sad Confused" hopes you and your loved ones are staying safe and that our little show brings you some comfort.

In this chat taped before all hell broke loose in the world, Amy Ryan stops by Josh's office to talk about her life in the theater and in film. Her latest, "Lost Girls" is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Mar 17 2020

49mins

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Aaron Tveit

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Eight times a week Aaron Tveit is singing his heart out in Broadway's spectacular new interpretation of Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge". And while it's the hardest job of his career, Tveit knows how special an opportunity it is.

Aaron joins Josh this week in his first solo podcast appearance(!) to talk about his path through musical theater, his memorable big screen performance in "Les Miserables", and why he hasn't done a big screen musical since.

Mar 10 2020

53mins

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Patrick Stewart, Vol. II

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Talk about a guest who needs no introduction! The great Patrick Stewart returns to "Happy Sad Confused" this week to talk about his long journey playing Jean-Luc Picard, why he said no to bringing him back many times, and why "Star Trek: Picard" was too tantalizing an opportunity to pass up.

Mar 03 2020

56mins

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Tony Goldwyn

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Through the ups and downs of a career on the big and small career, theater has always been the consistent refuge for Tony Goldwyn. Tony joins Josh on the podcast to talk about his current performance on stage in "The Inheritance" as well as his notable roles in "Ghost" and "Scandal" and how he fell into the family business.

Feb 25 2020

53mins

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Rob McElhenney

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"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" never should have made it to the air. And Rob McElhenney surely never should have been running a show with no experience. But sometimes when you throw the rulebook out something great can emerge. Rob joins Josh on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about his unlikely path to success, why he's passionate about his new TV series, "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet", and what happened to that "Minecraft" movie of his.

Feb 18 2020

55mins

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iTunes Ratings

686 Ratings
Average Ratings
537
74
26
20
29

Great

By lotsofpodcasts - May 08 2020
Read more
Always great guests and great interviews. Anyone who is interested in acting or film/TV will love this podcast.

#comfortmovie

By jon-bics - Mar 31 2020
Read more
Josh, stay on this topic, amazing talk.