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Acting Schmacting with Jeffrey Tambor

A conversation about acting, creativity, and what is stopping you from getting out of your "worry chair".

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Ep. 15 Will Arnett

The brilliant and funny Will Arnett joins us today to discuss how to nail an audition and working with Jeffrey on Arrested Development. Enjoy!

1hr 20mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Ep. 2: Paul Shaffer

Jeffrey and Steven sit down with the iconic Paul Shaffer to discuss his career, creativity, and praise. Paul was an amazing presence in the studio!

1hr 16mins

26 May 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 18 Armando Iannucci

Director and Writer (In the Loop, The Death of Stalin) and Actor (Avenue 5, Veep) joins Jeffrey from on set to our studio (janitor's closet) for a spirited talk on acting.


16 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Ep. 13 Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston joins us to talk about her amazing career and working with Jeffrey on Transparent!

1hr 9mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Ep. 11 Dick Cavett

Jeffrey Tambor interviews Dick Cavett live on stage in front of an audience at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT. Hear Mr. Cavett muse about his career and time spent with extraordinary people. It was a wonderful evening with two of the best we have on stage together having a beautiful conversation. Enjoy!

1hr 21mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Ep. 9 David Mamet/Seth Soloway

America's great playwright and screenwriter, the legendary David Mamet calls in to talk to his old friend Jeffrey. Bonus, Purchase Performing Arts Center director, Seth Soloway also joins us to discuss the arts and Jewish mom cooking. Enjoy!

1hr 30mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Ep. 3: Andrea Navedo

Andrea Navedo, star of the hit series Jane the Virgin, sits down with Jeffrey and Steven to discuss the origins of her acting career amongst other things.

1hr 6mins

21 May 2019

Rank #7

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Ep. 14 Tony Hale

Actor and friend, Tony Hale from Veep and Arrested Development takes our call to discuss acting, friendship, and working together with Jeffrey. 

1hr 1min

10 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Ep. 5 Larry Clarke

We welcome Jeffrey's dear friend, actor, and director, Larry Clarke for a conversation about his new film.

1hr 11mins

6 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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Ep. 8 Grace Kelly

The brilliant artist and saxophonist, Grace Kelly, graces our studio with her warmth and genius this week. Join us for a talk about honesty, intention, and fearlessness. Plus a bonus live performance!

1hr 26mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #10