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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

635 Ratings
Average Ratings
500
66
25
20
24

Reverb

By iamfuckingretarded - Aug 23 2019
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Bit much on the reverb but it’s a really good show

Great EndGame Spoiler

By Cupcakeluver102 - May 07 2019
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Enjoyed Joshs conversations about EndGame and infinity war with the Russo Brothers!

iTunes Ratings

635 Ratings
Average Ratings
500
66
25
20
24

Reverb

By iamfuckingretarded - Aug 23 2019
Read more
Bit much on the reverb but it’s a really good show

Great EndGame Spoiler

By Cupcakeluver102 - May 07 2019
Read more
Enjoyed Joshs conversations about EndGame and infinity war with the Russo Brothers!
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Happy Sad Confused

Latest release on Jan 14, 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: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Guillermo del Toro

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Guillermo del Toro was already perhaps the most beloved filmmaker working today by the industry, critics, and movie geeks around the world but now with "The Shape of Water", his latest, he may have achieved another level.

This week Josh chats with Guillermo the morning after his film received a huge standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival. The "Pan's Labrynth" filmmaker discusses the themes behind "The Shape of Water", how he almost shot it in black and white, why "Crimson Peak" was such a blow to him, plus "Star Wars" and "Fantastic Voyage"!

Sep 12 2017

28mins

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Rank #10: Jesse Eisenberg

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Don’t invite Jesse Eisenberg on your show for a cookie cutter celebrity interview. The Oscar nominated star of “The Social Network” visits Josh to discuss “The Double,” Lex Luthor, Kristen Stewart, and how few Tom Cruise films he knows.

May 19 2014

50mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: Woody Allen

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Woody Allen, in his very first podcast conversation ever(!), talks to Josh about “Magic in the Moonlight,” his early stand up days, the actors who got away, and his controversial stance on bagels.

Jul 20 2014

35mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: Domhnall Gleeson, Vol. III

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It only seems like "Happy Sad Confused" has a Gleeson on every week what with Brendan making his debut a few weeks back and returning champion Domhnall back in the hot seat for a third time on this episode. 

But there's a reason the Gleesons are always welcome. On this visit to the show Domhnall nearly spills the beans on Episode IX, talks about his creepy mustache in his new film, and teases a return to comedy!

Besides all the randomness and laughs Josh and Domhnall actually also talk about his new film, "The Little Stranger", which marks another collaboration with Lenny Abrahamson.

Aug 29 2018

42mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: Taika Waititi

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There's no rule that says film directors have to be as entertaining as their films but Taika Waititi is just that. His films, from "What We Do In The Shadows" to "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" are overflowing with charm and humor and the same can be said for the Kiwi director.

All of which is to say, this is a fun episode of "Happy Sad Confused" with Waititi visiting Josh to talk about his thrilling new film, "Thor: Raganrok". Josh and Taika talk about the the influences on the film (and Taika himself), including "Flash Gordon" and "Big Trouble in Little China", why the director may take on "Akira" and what amazing flashback scene almost ended up in the Thor sequel.

Oct 31 2017

49mins

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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: Aubrey Plaza

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If you think you know Aubrey Plaza from her character on "Parks & Recreation" or her delightfully deadpan talk show appearances, you've only seen a part of her. On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused," get to know the real Aubrey! She's complex and conflicted, dry and earnest, self-critical and cocky, and most of all, very ambitious. 

In this chat, Aubrey talks about her heady show "Legions" (now in it's second season on FX), why Bill Murray recently called her up, what 80s sitcom she was obsessed with, and her secret script she's working on that's inspired by "Mrs. Doubtfire"!

Apr 26 2018

47mins

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Rank #20: 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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Ben Schwartz, Vol. II

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Josh welcomes the very busy Ben Schwartz back on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused". Ben's got 2 big movies on the way--"Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Standing Up, Falling Down". And yes, Josh and Ben talk about both but also ramble down tangents ranging from the Oscar nominations to Ben's contributions to "The Rise of Skywalker".

Jan 14 2020

51mins

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Paul Walter Hauser

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It's a new year so it's fitting a new talent joins Josh for this episode of "Happy Sad Confused"! You may have seen Paul Walter Hauser in supporting scene-stealing roles like his turn in "I, Tonya" but now he's making the leap to leading man status with "Richard Jewell".

Paul joins Josh to talk about his passion for comedy and acting, working with Clint Eastwood, and much more.

Jan 07 2020

48mins

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David Harbour (Vol. II) & Patrick Wilson & Justin Long (Vol. II) (Live episode!)

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What took us so long? After five years of "Happy Sad Confused" we finally went live for a fun holiday special taped at the Bell House in Brooklyn! Joining Josh for the wild night was David Harbour talking all things "Stranger Things" & "Black Widow"

Later, Patrick Wilson joined the fun for a chat and a couple memorable songs. Finally Justin Long joined the crew showing off his array of impressions.

Happy holidays from Happy Sad Confused!

Dec 23 2019

1hr 33mins

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Jon Hamm

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It's taken five years but the dashing and delightful Jon Hamm has finally made his "Happy Sad Confused" debut! It was worth the wait. Jon joins Josh to talk about working with Clint Eastwood on "Richard Jewell", the challenges of following up "Mad Men" and that time he auditioned to play Superman!

Dec 17 2019

51mins

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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It's all happening seemingly all at once for Yahya Abdul Mateen II. Just a few years ago, he was laid off as a city planner. Acting wasn't part of the plan. But a plum job on Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down" has launched a career that seems unstoppable now.

Yahya joins Josh to talk about his pivotal role on "Watchmen", going toe to toe with Jason Momoa in "Aquaman" and his upcoming roles in the latest installments of the "Candyman" and "Matrix" franchises!

Dec 10 2019

41mins

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Ed Harris

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Who do you turn to to take on an iconic role like Atticus Finch? Who can possibly project intelligence and decency and make the part their own, standing outside the long shadow of Gregory Peck? Ed Harris is of course the man for the job.

The 4-time Oscar nominee joins Josh this week on "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about his run on Broadway in "To Kill a Mockingbird", why he can't stand downtime on a set, and how he keeps it all fresh on stage and in film.

Dec 06 2019

44mins

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Alan Alda

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To love theater, TV, or film, is to love Alan Alda. His warm and reassuring presence has been a part of our pop culture for decades and he's showing no signs of slowing down. At 83, he's a prolific podcaster and actor (his latest film is the fantastic Noah Baumbach dramedy "Marriage Story").

Alan joins Josh on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about his life and career and why a fascination with communication is the passionate centerpiece of his existence.

Dec 02 2019

44mins

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Rupert Grint

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No one as famous as Rupert Grint should be as chill as he is. But that's just who he is--laid back with a great perspective on the bizarre life he's had. On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused", Rupert drops by Josh's office to reminisce about "Harry Potter" of course but also to chat about his first foray into horror for the new Apple + series, "Servant".

Nov 20 2019

50mins

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Eddie Redmayne, Vol. II

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Somehow it's been five years since Eddie visited Josh and lo and behold quite a bit has happened since then. Josh and Eddie discuss Eddie's Oscar win, how it changed his life, his adventures in the Wizarding World, his forthcoming film with Aaron Sorkin, and his new collaboration with Felicity Jone, "The Aeronauts"!

Nov 13 2019

49mins

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Edward Norton

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Edward Norton chooses his projects deliberately. You can tell from from his acting choices and even moreso from his directing career. His second directing effort, "Motherless Brooklyn", has arrived in theaters 19(!) years after his first time behind the camera, "Keeping the Faith".

Edward joins Josh to discuss his wayward path to acting, working with legends like David Fincher & Marlong Brando, and why Bruce Springsteen is as much an inspiration to him as any artist.

Nov 07 2019

1hr 9mins

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Bruce Springsteen

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Do we really need to tell you anything about Bruce Springsteen? Well, here's something you might not know: he's made a movie! "Western Stars" represents his feature co-directing debut. Josh details the unusual circumstances that led to him visiting the Boss at his home studio in New Jersey. This is a special one!

Oct 29 2019

43mins

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Willem Dafoe, Vol. II

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With a career as storied as Willem Dafoe's, it's no wonder he's back on "Happy Sad Confused"! This time, he's got another award worthy performance to talk about--the grizzled foil to Robert Pattinson in the moody and haunting film, "The Lighthouse".

Oct 23 2019

42mins

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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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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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Ben Platt

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Ben Platt is a busy man! A new album ("Sing to Me Instead"), a new TV series ("The Politician"), AND he just played Radio City! Not bad for a 26 year-old. Ben joins Josh to talk about his love of musical theater, his successes on stage and the big and small screen, and much more. 

Oct 04 2019

47mins

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Lauren Lapkus

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Actor, podcaster, & master improviser Lauren Lapkus joins Josh on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about the "Between Two Ferns" movie, giving up her SNL dreams, and why she's obsessed with "Small Wonder".

Sep 24 2019

46mins

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Bill Skarsgard

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Don't be frightened, Bill Skarsgard is anything but scary in this visit to "Happy Sad Confused". The young actor talks about growing up as part of Sweden's famous acting family, his career-changing role as Pennywise, and his new film, "Villains"!

Sep 17 2019

49mins

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Samara Weaving

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She's kicking ass in a big way in her new film, "Ready or Not", but don't be scared, Samara Weaving is a delight. The up and coming star joins Josh on the show this week to discuss her exploding career, including upcoming films with Keanu Reeves and Daniel Radcliffe. 

Aug 28 2019

43mins

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Kirsten Dunst

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Talent and good taste. That's really all a great acting career needs. Easier said than done but Kirsten Dunst clearly has both of those skills. From "Interview with the Vampire" to the "Spider-Man" films, Josh and Kirsten talk about it all even as they sweat it out on a steamy day in New York. 

Kirsten's new series is "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" on Showtime!

Aug 21 2019

51mins

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Lee Pace, Vol. II

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Lee Pace is always a busy guy, constantly jumping from theater to TV to film. Whatever the medium he always makes an impression which is why he's always welcome on "Happy Sad Confused"!

On this return visit, Lee talks about his amazing run on Broadway last year in "Angels in America", playing John DeLorean in the new film "Driven", and why he's ready for a comedy. 

Aug 16 2019

48mins

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iTunes Ratings

635 Ratings
Average Ratings
500
66
25
20
24

Reverb

By iamfuckingretarded - Aug 23 2019
Read more
Bit much on the reverb but it’s a really good show

Great EndGame Spoiler

By Cupcakeluver102 - May 07 2019
Read more
Enjoyed Joshs conversations about EndGame and infinity war with the Russo Brothers!