Making It with Riki Lindhome







January 2011
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Riki talks with writer/director/producer/composer/all around creative force Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, The Avengers) about how he got his start, his love of writing and the decisions that defined his career.

Direct download: MI23_Joss_Whedon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Riki talks with comedian/actor T.J. Miller (Yogi Bear, She's Out of my League, Cloverfield) about his standup career, having the right mindset and the fundamentals of hard work.

Direct download: MI22_TJ_Miller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Riki talks with comedian/podcaster Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption) about humble beginnings, capitalizing on good ideas and getting a career on his own terms.

Direct download: MI21_Doug_Benson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Riki talks with actor Patrick J. Adams (Suits, Luck) about getting his start, recovering from disappointment and taking the advice from the best.

Direct download: MI20_Patrick_J._Adams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Riki talks with comedian/actor Nick Thune (The Tonight Show, Conan) about timing, strategy and the three things you should always be doing.

Direct download: MI18__Nick_Thune.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm PST

Riki talks with actress/comedian Arden Myrin about being a woman in comedy, forging her own path and her new life as a stand up.

Direct download: Arden_Myrin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Riki talks with writer Lee Eisenberg (Bad Teacher, The Office) about discipline, time management, writer's block and the benefits of a great partnership.

Direct download: Lee_Eisenberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Riki talks with Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Recreation, Undercovers) about doggedly pursuing your passion, making your own luck and the power of persistence. 

Direct download: Ben_Schwartz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm PST

Riki talks with actress Bitsie Tulloch(GRIMM, Quarterlife) about the merits of studying your craft, the truth about auditions and the power of blind luck.

Direct download: Bitsie_Tulloch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42pm PST

Riki talks with comedian/musician Reggie Watts (Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) about his improvised, stream of consciousness shows, his journey from student to musician to comedian and how he found his own voice. 

Direct download: Reggie_Watts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm PST

Riki talks with writer/comedian John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central Presents, Best Week Ever) about breaking into the comedy world, the audition process and life at SNL. 

Direct download: John_Mulaney.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm PST

Riki talks with Actor/Director Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, 500 Days of Summer) about luck, coincidence, following your passion and the value of making your own stuff.

Direct download: Matthew_Gray_Gubler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm PST

Riki talks with comedian/musician Bo Burnham about getting his start on YouTube, the evolution of his work and using comedy as a vessel for communicating ideas.

Direct download: 10-_Bo_Burnham.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm PST

Riki talks with actor and writer Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) about comedy, overcoming disappointment, forging his own path and the power of hanging in there.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm PST

Riki talks with Writer/Actor/Comedian Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation, The Sarah Silverman Program) about stand up, his writing process, hard work, timing and humblebrags.

Direct download: 8-_Harris_Wittels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm PST

Riki talks with actress Sara Paxton (Shark Night 3D, Last House on the Left, Aquamarine, Sidney White) about being a child actor in Hollywood, the perils of the audition process and carving out a career you love.

Direct download: 7-_Sara_Paxton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm PST

Riki talks with comedian Anthony Jeselnik (Conan, The Roast of Donald Trump) about how he started in stand up, his journey toward finding his comedic voice and what it really takes to be a professional comedian.

Direct download: 6-_Anthony_Jeselnik.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm PST

Riki talks with actress Diora Baird (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Wedding Crashers, My Best Friends Girl) about auditions, longevity and the ups and downs of being a woman in Hollywood. 

Direct download: 5-_Diora_Baird.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm PST

Riki talks with prolific and versatile actor Garrett Dillahunt (Raising Hope, No Country for Old Men, Deadwood) about carving out his career in Hollywood.  They discuss how and why he began, his chameleon-like career, and finding zen in the auditioning process.

Direct download: 4-_Garret_Dillahunt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm PST

Riki talks with Martin Gero, a writer for HBO's Bored to Death and writer/director of Young People F**king, Canada's highest grossing comedy film.  They discuss how he got his start, navigating Hollywood as a Canadian, the writing process and how being a nice guy pays off. 

Direct download: 3-_Martin_Gero.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53am PST

Riki talks with the other half of Garfunkel and Oates, Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Scrubs).  They discuss auditions, comedy and making a career for yourself.

Direct download: 2-_Kate_Micucci.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm PST

In the first episode of Making It, Riki talks to Jason Ritter (The Event, Happy Endings) about the ups and downs of the entertainment industry, how he got his start, forging his own path, what advice he'd give to aspiring actors and growing up in a show business family. 

Direct download: 1-_Jason_Ritter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PST