Episode 8 - Dusty Album Cuts
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On the COVID-19 front, Ken and Joel discuss the challenges of reopening without testing and which coronavirus tests are reliable. Then a friend pops in and they all go over background filters, Masked Singer, and who had the better cameo in Avengers Endgame. And multiple questions are answered!

Off Camera with Sam Jones
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Sam Jones
Ep 46. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
One of best ways to enter and appreciate the original, prolific brain of Joseph Gordon-Levitt is through the lens of hitRECord, the open, collaborative production company he founded in 2005, and one of the most creative and inspiring uses of the Internet ever. Its nearly 100,000 members submit projects – films, stories, songs, drawings, you name it – for other members to edit, build on and evolve. Gordon-Levitt credits directing short films on hitRECord with teaching him what he needed to know to make Don Jon, his first feature film as a writer, director and star. It was a darkly comic but ultimately hopeful tale about what happens when we become too connected to our devices, consuming people as things and communicating at versus with each other. His effort was rewarded with critical acclaim rare for actors who have the audacity to become auteurs; more importantly, audiences dug it. A lot of artists might find hitting it out of the park on their first time at bat daunting, but it just made him want to do more, and on a more collaborative level. That’s because Gordon-Levitt has never been fond of one-way streets – not for communication, not for critiques, not for creating, and especially not for careers. He could’ve ambled down his own pretty easy and lucrative path after early childhood success in commercials, films and most famously, NBC’s hit sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. Instead, he went to Columbia University, largely out of a desire to reclaim the feeling of “not knowing what I was going to be” – an open question for many college freshmen, but few actors who’ve worked steadily from the age of four. When he found himself roaming the streets of New York with a video camera, he knew a return to acting was inevitable, but he knew it would have to be in unexpected roles – not to make an artistic statement, but to prove to the business (and himself) that he didn’t have to be just one thing. When such roles weren’t immediately forthcoming, his restless creativity found an outlet in hitRECord. The roles he was seeking eventually surfaced in films like 500 Days of Summer, Brick, Inception and Mysterious Skin; and hitRECord projects began to take on momentum. Good times for someone who “gets off on the stuff I never anticipated would happen.” He believes we should welcome versus dread the unexpected, that change is the most natural state, that good becomes great when we all participate and, as poignantly demonstrated by his late brother Dan, that “people can be whatever the hell they want to be.” All of which posits that the best artists are collaborators, and the best collaborators tend to have a stubborn optimistic streak. Maybe it’s that enthusiasm (and a certain degree of DIY showmanship) that invests his performance as funambulist Philippe Petit in Robert Zemekis’ The Walk with such verve and authenticity. That, and his superior make-believe skills – a blank green screen is no match for a fertile imagination. In this issue, we talk to him about that film, the role of technology in modern life, what he’s learned from being on both sides of the camera, and his hopes for future of hitRECord. For those still unclear on that concept, tune in to our broadcast episode for Gordon-Levitt’s demonstration – and the musical results. Thanks, well,…everyone.
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Anna Faris Is Unqualified
Anna Faris Is Unqualified
Unqualified Media
Jim Jefferies Returns
Jim Jefferies [The Jim Jefferies Show, Legit] is back! He talks with Anna about his first love, recent marriage, losing his virginity, the perfection of West Side Story, the American dream and much more. Jim also takes a moment to apologize for one of his jokes that went too far. Later in the episode Anna is joined by psychologist and author, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman of The Psychology Podcast to offer some more qualified insight to Jenna. MILLER LITE Miller Lite. Great taste with only 96 calories and 3.2 carbs. However you and your friends are enjoying Miller Time, you can have the original light beer delivered by going to MillerLite.com/ANNA and find the delivery options near you. Celebrate Responsibly. Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI. 96 calories and 3.2 carbs per 12 ounces. ALLBIRDS With Allbirds, feel confident knowing you’re wearing a product that’s doing right by you AND the planet. If you’re looking to get a head start on holiday gifting this year, head to Allbirds.com today for the perfect gift to give and receive. BILLIE Go to MyBillie.com/UNQUALIFIED it’s a small way you can support us WHILE getting the BEST razor you will ever own. It’s just NINE DOLLARS to get your starter kit PLUS FREE shipping ALWAYS PEACOCK Watch for free or upgrade for more on your TV, tablet or phone. Go to PeacockTV.com to download and start streaming now. BETTERHELP BetterHelp is an affordable option and our listeners get 10% off your first month with the discount code FARIS. Get started today at betterhelp.com/FARIS. Talk to a therapist online and get help! Please subscribe to _Anna Faris is Unqualified _on Apple Podcasts and follow us on social media: Instagram @Unqualified Twitter @Unqualified Facebook @Anna Faris is Unqualified Music by: Mondo Cozmo @mondocozmo Producers: Michael Barrett, Rob Holysz, Jeph Porter Co-producer: Michael Sherman Production Services: Rabbit Grin Productions rabbitgrinproductions.com Distributed by: Simplecast
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