Episode 55: Dave Schmidt

Dave Schmidt, theatrical director at Main Stage Irving-Las Colinas in Texas, sits down for an in-depth discussion of the movies that influenced him to be him.  Listen along, as we discuss friends of Dorothy, searching for your son in Hollywood, grandmas on rollercoasters, and warped realities.

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Main Stage Irving-Las Colinas

Pepe – Theme song from the movie Pepe, sung by Shirley Jones

Be sure to join us April 17 for episode 56, featuring podcaster and filmmaker Zach Eastman. You can currently hear Zach as one of the Reel Nerds on the Reel Nerds Podcast.

Also, mark your calendar to join us May 1 for our 2nd Anniversary Celebration – Take 2!  We’ll have a great group of past guests and new friends, who’ll come together for a free-wheeling look back at year two of Movies Made Me.  And this time, we mean it!

Episode 17: Tara Ison

Tara Ison, author of “Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies,” joins us for an insightful and entertaining conversation about the remarkable influence of films on her understanding of the world.  Her book recounts the life lessons she has taken from films throughout her life, incorporating roughly 110 film references in a thoughtful and often very funny memoir of growing up learning about life in the glow of the silver screen.  Join us, as we discuss the lax parenting of the 1970’s, power without understanding, how not to lose your virginity, and how Alcatraz can change your life.

Be sure to join us November 2 for episode 18 of Movies Made Me, the second of our two part series from the L.A. Podcast Festival, featuring Leonard Maltin and Marc Maron.  And don’t miss episode 19, available November 16, featuring actor Clancy Brown, our first guest who has been in films chosen by our previous guests (“The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension” and “Highlander”)!

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