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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

651 Ratings
Average Ratings
510
70
25
20
26

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

651 Ratings
Average Ratings
510
70
25
20
26

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 Feb 25, 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: 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 #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: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #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: 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 #11: Paul Rudd & Justin Theroux

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Come for the effortless charm of Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux but stay for the fart talk. That's right, this episode of "Happy Sad Confused" runs the gamut but what would you expect when Josh is visited by these two hilarious actor/writers? 

First there's the important stuff. Paul and Justin have re-teamed for a 4th time on screen with their new film, "Mute", a sci-fi noir from the mind of Duncan Jones. But these two can riff on anything and Josh takes full advantage in this chat. Among the topics broached: that distinctive NPR voice, how challenging the luge really is, that time Paul was in a Hong Kong action movie, their favorite underrated comedies, and yes, flatulence. 

Feb 21 2018

55mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: Toronto Film Festival Special with Timothee Chalamet (Vol. II)/Elisabeth Moss

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It's a special edition of "Happy Sad Confused" straight from the Toronto International Film Festival! With Josh running around the fest talking to dozens of actors and filmmakers, we present two conversations, one a familiar guest to podcast listeners, one a newbie!

First up is Timothee Chalamet! Almost precisely a year to the day after they first met, Josh and Timothee talk about the young actor's eventful year, his new role as an addict in "Beautiful Boy", and the prospect of starring in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of "Dune".

Plus, Josh sits down with Elisabeth Moss! Best known for "Mad Men" and "The Handmaid's Tale", Moss hit Toronto with a bold performance as a punk rocker in "Her Smell". Moss talks about her musical theater ambitions and gives a sneak peek at her upcoming film with "Get Out" director Jordan Peele. 

Sep 13 2018

33mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: Christopher Nolan

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It’s difficult to avoid superlatives when discussing this week’s guest on “Happy Sad Confused”. Let’s just say Christopher Nolan is certainly one of, if not the most revered and successful directors working today.

In this rare conversation (this may in fact be Nolan’s first podcast), the “Inception” and “Memento” helmer talks about his early influences, from George Lucas to Ridley Scott, and what he’d have wanted to talk to Stanley Kubrick about had the two ever met.

Of course, Nolan’s new film, “Dunkirk” is discussed at length, plus talk of how the Dark Knight trilogy evolved, Nolan’s dreams of a James Bond flick, and whether he’ll ever dust off that Howard Hughes script.

Jul 19 2017

39mins

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Rank #19: Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman is known for many things but being a great impressionist is not one of them (she’s not shy about admitting this). All of which makes her transformation into Jackie Kennedy in the new film, “Jackie”, that much more impressive. It might be time to stop placing any expectations on the 35 year-old, unless you’re expecting her to land another Oscar nomination for this performance, because that’s basically a done deal. Far from a conventional cradle to grave biopic, “Jackie” captures the grieving first lady at a pivotal juncture, in the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. On this episode of “Happy Sad Confused”, Portman takes us back to the beginning, how her career bizarrely intersected with Britney Spears’, how she avoided being sexualized on screen at a young age, and finally answers the million dollar question: which “Star Wars” film will she show her children first?

Dec 28 2016

47mins

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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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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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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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Anya Taylor-Joy

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We've just celebrated the five year anniversary of the launch of Anya Taylor-Joy's career. It was January of 2015 when "The Witch" premiered at Sundance and blew audiences away. Since then her life has been a rollercoaster filled with exciting opportunities. She chats with Josh about it all, from "Split" to her uncharacteristically sweet new film, "Emma".

Plus Anya looks ahead to the release of "The New Mutants" (finally!), her upcoming Edgar Wright film, and re-teaming with Robert Eggers.

Feb 04 2020

45mins

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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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iTunes Ratings

651 Ratings
Average Ratings
510
70
25
20
26

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!