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This is a podcast. What do you mean you don’t know what a podcast is? Okay. It’s a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer. Get with the times, darling.

11. Paul Casey

11. Paul Casey

Three-time Director’s Guild Award nominee, Real Time with Bill Maher director Paul Casey opens up about his big break, Saturday Night Live and his cocaine problem that brought him to his second chance.

ANT tells the story of how he met Paul at rehab: being forcibly carried in, swearing, with two black eyes from a fight with the police. Paul talks about going back to work and telling the truth about who he really was?and who he is now.

Paul Casey has been in the entertainment industry since the 1980’s, directing shows like Real Time with Bill Maher, Dr. Phil, Divorce Court, Time Rome on Showtime, The Dating Game, and The Newlywed Game. He has worked with many celebrities like Donny and Marie Osmond, Larry David, Maury Povich, and Kathy Griffin.

Paul is a 2017 Director’s Guild Award nominee for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming for his work on Real Time with Bill Maher. He was nominated for this award in 2015 and 2016 as well, and was a Daytime Emmy nominee.

His advice for people who want to break into directing: “When you get your chance, be quiet, work hard, move quickly, and smile.”



Have a listen and visit the show’s website at http://secondchances.tv/.

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10. Rocco Stowe

10. Rocco Stowe

Rocco Stowe went from having a gun in his hand in South Philly to teaching Yoga in Santa Monica. His journey from the Marine Corps to dating Margaret Cho had a few stops in rough neighborhoods. To say the least, he has thrived in the face of challenge.

Rocco Stowe: “I know I’m on a spiritual path.”

Rocco Stowe is an actor and stand-up comedian with 10 years of hard-nosed experience. He is internationally Known on the microphone by doing the Comedy ROK tour in Korea for MWR in April 2010. He started in Los Angeles in 1999, and has been booked and paid to perform with headliners including Damon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Margaret Cho, and many more.

An Italian-Irish graduate of the School of Hard Knocks, Rocco is no stranger to dangerous situations. He grew up in South Philadelphia, served as an Infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps, dealt drugs, and was nearly arrested. After a pivotal moment, he left everything behind and moved to LA.

“I came out here and saw the way people are living, and they are happy, and they’re talking with some kind of care. It wasn’t so callous. People seemed to be enjoying themselves. I feel like I got a second chance from that.”

As a former Marine, Rocco is an expert at creating calm amidst the chaos. A yoga instructor at Santa Monica Power Yoga, his meditation techniques and life hacks help his students cultivate compassion, wisdom and peace.

He currently resides in Hollywood, CA, and does the LA comedy circuit. does regular spots at the Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, The Improv, and the Comedy Union.





Ships and Giggles Comedy Night on the Queen Mary in Long Beach: http://www.queenmary.com/events/monthly-ship-events/

Check out this episode!

9. Joey Feldman

9. Joey Feldman

Accused by his mother of killing his father, renowned artist Joey Feldman turns tragedy into triumph.

The Joey Feldman print that Greg has in his studio.

Joey talks about his life, from stealing the family silverware to fuel his habit to his father dying in his arms, to his mother’s cancer treatments; his story is filled with amazing ups and downs. He talks about his recent past when he moved in with his girlfriend, Mo: “I was painting restaurants, doing decorative faux finishing to make ends meet. I was miserable I was in a spiritual prison. She said, ‘You’re not drawing anymore – you’re miserable.’ She gave me $100 and sent me to the art store. ‘I want you to draw every day and put it on Facebook. Really commit to it.’”

His influencers, Ralph Steadman, Picasso, Francis Bacon, his fiancee, and his cat keep him going, working, and drawing. Joey now has a line of pens, sketchbooks and ink, and his prints are available for purchase. “I was on fire, I’m still on fire.”

Relationships, vulnerability, creativity, and mistakes: nothing is off the table.

website: http://www.joeyfeldman.com/ Instagram @joeyfeldman_artist

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8. Ian Harvie

8. Ian Harvie

Transgendered actor, Ian Harvie opens up about transitioning from female to male at age 40, Ian opens up about transphobia, Margaret Cho, stand-up comedy and his work on the Amazon Prime’s Transparent.  Touching, spirited and funny!

Ian Harvie was born May 28, 1968, in Portland, Maine. Harvie knew he was transgender at a very early age, but didn’t have a language for his gender identity at the time. Harvie came out as queer at nineteen and as transgender at age thirty-two.

Harvie grew up on Beaver Pond in the rural mountain town of Bridgton, Maine, until the age of twelve. He has two older brothers, Rob and Jeff. Early comedy influences he has cited include The Carol Burnett Show, Flip Wilson, Rich Little, Hee Haw, Laugh-In, Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, and Saturday Night Live.

Harvie began his stand-up comedy career in January 2002 at a small comedy club in Portland, Maine. Three months later he began performing at a sister club in Boston, Massachusetts. Harvie moved to Los Angeles, California, in June 2006. By November 2006 he began touring with iconic comedienne Margaret Cho as her opening act.

Cho cast Harvie as a permanent member of her off-Broadway burlesque comedy revue, Margaret Cho’s The Sensuous Woman. In April 2007, Harvie began producing and hosting his own self-titled comedy/talk show, The Ian Harvie Show, at Los Angeles music and comedy club Largo. The show is similar in format to other late-night talk shows but with guests who are all LGBT or connected to the LGBT community.

In November 2009, Harvie began his solo headlining career. His one-man show Parts Sold Separately, which features humor about sex and gender, played the Melbourne International Comedy Arts Festival in Melbourne, Australia, in April 2010. In January 2011, Harvie performed his new solo show Balls OUT with Ian Harvie at SF SketchFest in San Francisco, California. In September 2010, Harvie and fellow sober comedians Felon O’Reilly and Amy Dresner began a three-person comedy group. They traveled around the US with their collective recovery-based standup comedy show, Laughs Without Liquor: the We Are Not Saints tour.

http://ianharvie.com/ twitter @ianharvie

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7. Eric Lampaert

7. Eric Lampaert

International performer and humorist Eric Lampaert riffs on his sexual experimentation, cancer scare, and his growing up as a homeless street urchin.

Eric Lampaert (Lamb Pear) is a standup comedian, writer and actor that has appeared on BBC2, BBC3, Ch4, Ch5, E4, ITV2, HBO and Comedy Central. He studied at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris & Theatre Arts at Middlesex University in London.

Eric has performed stand up around the world including, the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival 2014 in Montreal where his set recorded for TV went out on Comedy Central UK, the Johannesburg Comedy Festival in 2017, several solo shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he has supported Eddie Izzard (in English and French), performed a theatre run of his solo show in Paris last year, and in June 2016 he won the ComediHa Best International Comedian Award in Quebec.

Eric is slowly but surely making a name for himself in TV in both the UK and France. His appearances include Life’s Too Short (HBO), The Midnight Beast (E4), Impractical Jokers (BBC3) host of How To Survive A Disaster Movie (Channel 5) and starred in a prime time show for TF1 France. He’s even starred alongside Bruce Willis in a TV commercial!

Co-starring in this motion picture Moonwalkers, alongside Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman. A lead role in AmStarDam (Stoner Express) which has been nominated as Best UK feature film at Raindance Festival & at the National Film Awards. And with a substantial role in Luc Besson’s upcoming film Valerian & The City of a Thousand Planets, due for release in summer 2017, Eric is fast on his way to becoming a silver-screen star.

http://www.ericlampaert.com/ twitter @EricLampaert

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6. Hugh Sheridan

6. Hugh Sheridan

Australian heartthrob and crooner Hugh Sheridan opens up about the devastating earthquake in Nepal and his quest to find his missing brother lost in the devastation and the controversy that ensued.

Hugh Sheridan is an Australian actor, musician and television presenter, born in Adelaide, the second youngest of seven children.

At 16 Hugh was encouraged by his parents to study dance to support his music and drama. That same year his dance teacher Terry Simpson, suggested he audition for the prestigious Australian Ballet School, she knew that experiencing the rigorous and gruelling entry process would set Hugh up for future drama institution auditions. To Hugh’s surprise (and his family’s) Hugh was granted entry to the Advanced Diploma in Dance. So, he moved to Melbourne to study dance at the ABS, while there he also studied opera part time at the Victorian College of Arts under Monique Brunelle. As a student Hugh was selected to work with The Paris Opera Ballet, The English National Ballet and The Australian Ballet.

Hugh, at just 18, was accepted into full time Bachelor of Arts in Acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. In his final year Hugh won the role of Ben Rafter in Seven’s pilot for Packed to the Rafters, a show that spanned six series, consistently holding #1 drama in Australia. Rafters would make him a household name and give rise to him winning four Silver Logies in a row.

As for his music, in 2010, Hugh signed with Sony Music Australia. He released the single “Just Can’t Throw Us Away” which made an impressive #2 debut on the iTunes singles chart and was followed by the successful debut album “Speak Love”.  In 2013 Hugh signed with Parker and Mr French and is managed by internationally renowned Todd Wagstaff. Hugh is back in the recording studio between the US and Australia, which plans to release a major project.

http://hughsheridan.com/   Twitter: @hugh_sheridan

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5. Stephanie Shullman

5. Stephanie Shullman

Stricken with a rare genetic family illness, Stephanie Shullman opens up about her fear of death, clinical trials, and her hopes for miracles and how science is helping her become one.

“Experimental treatments are so worth it – the people coming behind you are the ones who are going to benefit from it,” Stephanie says. “It’s about my son and his future children, because what I have is hereditary.”

Through it all, she has goals, hope, and chutzpah.
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4. Perez Hilton

4. Perez Hilton

Self starter, creator of the most famous gossip blog on the internet, father of 2 – Perez Hilton opens up about Oprah, being a single father, gossip and his second chance! A Second Chance Podcast exclusive!

Cubano and Miami native Perez Hilton is the internet’s most notorious gossip columnist. He currently resides in Hollywood with his precious mini-Goldendoodle, Teddy Hilton.

The LA Times calls Perez, “like US Weekly, the Star, the Enquirer and Life & Style all rolled into one sweet yet snarky, sagacious yet salacious gay man.”

Perez was named the #1 Web Celeb for 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine and has recently been tapped as one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the US by People in Espanol and named 2009 Hispanic of the Year by Hispanic Magazine.

Since launching in 2004, PerezHilton.com — originally named PageSixSixSix.com– has become one of the leading go-to sites for celebrity news garnering over 300 million hits a month.

He has been featured in/on the L.A. Times, The View, The Wall Street Journal, MTV’s TRL, Larry King, CNN, E!, Time, Paper Magazine, LIFE, SPIN, CBS News, Business Week, Much Music, LA Magazine, The Advocate, Dateline, Howard Stern, Us Weekly, InTouch Weekly, NY Times, LA Times, Billboard and many more. “P Nasty” has created an empire which includes his own record label, Perezious Music, introducing acts such as Slimmy, Travis Garland and Semi Precious Weapons to the world. He also launched his mobile website at m.perezhilton.com, a new fashion website CoCoPerez.com and two best sellers in 2009, Perez Hilton’s Red Carpet Suicide and Perez Hilton’s True Bloggywood Stories.

Feel free to shoot over an email, some juicy gossip or any feedback to: Perez@perezhilton.com.

Twitter: @ThePerezHilton

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3. Utkarsh Ambudkar

3. Utkarsh Ambudkar

The Mindy Project star drops by Second Chances Podcast and opens up about reverse racism, landing jobs in Hollywood as the darker variety, and battling his inner demons while losing a starring role in Hamilton; the biggest musical of all time.  Find out why!  This is an engaging and informative look in the mind of one of Hollywood’s premiere talents. Please share, subscribe and review if the mood strikes you!

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Utkarsh Ambudkar, star of the Mindy Project, drops by the podcast and drops some knowledge.

Utkarsh Ambudkar is an actor, singer and rapper. He was born on December 8, 1983 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is known for his work on Pitch Perfect (2012), The Mindy Project (2012) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016).

Twitter: @UTKtheINC

Instagram:  @UTKtheINC

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2. Jay Westbrook

2. Jay Westbrook

Nationally recognized hospice nurse and lecturer Jay Westbrook shares about his unique perspective on death as told through the eyes of the dying.  A must listen.

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Jay shares his most intimate moments with the dying.

Jay Westbrook is a multiple award-winning clinician & speaker, Visiting Faculty Scholar at Harvard Medical School, and a specialist in End-of-Life care & education. He holds an MS in Gerontology, is a Grief Recovery Specialist, an R.N., & a Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse. Saddened by the number of mature adults dying with diseases related to their substance abuse, he now also works with the recovery community to guide the mature adult alcoholic/addict to find & maintain sobriety & recovery.

Read his articles at: http://www.recovery.org/pro/author/jay-westbrook/

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