Acting Coach Dan Rodandan Teaching Actors How To Act
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Each episode, acting coach Dan Rodandan teaches young and up-and-coming stage and screen and TV and film actors and actresses his acting secrets.
||ExplicitEpisode 40: Simple As That||Dan says goodbye (for now). Rebecca BMW, Leigh Foster, Nariko Ott, Nathan Blackwell, Todd Raines, Woody Allen, Kelsey Olsen, the ghost of Dan's mom, Stan Rodandan, Corey Bowen, Jim Lahey, and many more call in to pay their respects. Simple as that.||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 39: Lorne Michaels is a Mushy Old Sandwich||Dan teaches us about being a "script girl," how nose guards save us from mustache tickles, how to force ourselves to feel things, how real life is a lie, how the only way to get popular is to fake your own death, and even Lorne Michaels calls the hotlin||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 38: Live at the Treehouse Theater||Dan is invited to coach acting LIVE at the Treehouse Theater in New York City. Guests include standup comedian Sean P. Darr and the Improv Troupe "Last Minute." After the taping, Dan receives a very special invitation from a very special Saudi Prince.||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 37: Dear Lorne Michaels||Dan decides that it's time to "go big or go home," and since he doesn't have a home to go to, he decides to make a plea to Lorne Michaels for a spot on Saturday Night Live by auditioning a few characters and impersonations. Are you listening, Lorne?||2/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36: Promoting Your Online Projects||Dan rings in the new year with a goal to "make it big" by becoming one of The Biggest Losers. He also talks with director Nathan Blackwell about the challenges of promoting Internet content, like podcasts and Nathan's sci-fi web series, Voyage Trekkers.||1/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35: The 42nd St. Elmo Gang||Dan's had a busy summer performing Shakespeare in the Park for tourists and trying to get in good with the 42nd St. Elmo Gang, AKA the Times Squaremos. After inviting the gang to join him on a Saturday Night Fever pub crawl, Dan's luck turns around.||10/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34: How To Make Money Acting in New York City||Dan is forced to leave his home in the Hawaiian Gardens area and take a Greyhound bus to the big ankle: New York City! He talks with his one-week sublet roommate about some ways to make a quick buck in the city, mostly performing for tourists.||5/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33: The Perfect Oscar Speech||Dan gives us the recipe for the perfect Oscar acceptance speech and also gets mixed up in some illegal Academy Awards betting. He puts all his money on Nebraska because, duh, it's black and white.||2/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32: MTV's Ratfished||Love is in the air as Dan meets young Rebecca BMW to discuss her dreams of becoming a Hollywood actress -- that is, if her plans for becoming a Yarn Queen fall through. Dan gets more than he bargained for.||2/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31: Character Exorcism||Dan's past catches up with him as a young Dave Braithwait (Episode 9: You Monster, Harrison Ford!) returns, stuck in villainous-character mode. Will Dan be able to cure him of his method acting or will Evil continue to get mail in the Danger Zone?||1/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30: Being John Dunsworth||Dan talks with his acting hero, John Dunsworth, about playing Jim Lahey on the hit Canadian television show Trailer Park Boys, sympathetic acting, synchronization, and characterization.||12/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29: The Musical!||Dan sells some plasma in order to take some singing lessons and gives some sage advice to a 17-year-old boy from Arizona who WANTS TO BE A STAR. Got Q's? Dan's got A's! Call (917) 2148-DAN or e-mail him at email@example.com||11/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28: Let's Learn About Magic||Dan gets his first Facebook criticism from poet, writer and director, Don Baldwin, Todd Raines helps us learn about magic, and Dan answers yours calls. Please call or e-mail us your showbiz questions! (917) 2148-DAN or firstname.lastname@example.org.||11/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: A Voice Not Over, Joel Godard||Dan visits the legendary voice actor, Joel Godard. His credits include Dateline NBC, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Today, Joel shows Dan how to read copy like a boss and shares the definition of the word "zaftig.||10/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: It's Not Your Fault||Dan is back taking your calls! In this episode, Dan coaches Chicago-based actor Leigh Foster on how to deal with rejection after the handsome young man was not cast in a Cheerios commercial. Got questions? email@example.com; (917) 2148-DA||9/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: The Nat Towsen "Tight Five"||Dan gets a lesson from comedian Nat Towsen on how to prepare a tight five-minute standup comedy routine and develop it for the late night talk show circuit. Nat discusses the importance of crowd work, laugh lines, haymakers, and not "blowing the light."||9/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Summer Lovin'||Dan meets a singer in line for a flu vaccine and brings him back to his place where they discuss the ancient oriental art of karaoke, Terry Gilliam's "Brazil", Larry Bird, small pox, and coaches him on the song "Summer Nights" from the musical "Grease."||8/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: "Our Kiki" With Playwright Seth Tucker||Dan gets out of his apartment today to interview actor, singer, director, and playwright Seth Tucker about his new play, Our Kiki: A Gay Farce, which will premiere at the New York City Fringe Festival on August 9th at the Connelly Theatre.||8/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: "It's A Disaster" With Director Todd Berger||Dan's guest today: an actual, real-life movie director, Todd Berger! Todd discusses his latest film, "It's A Disaster", starring Rachel Boston, David Cross, America Ferrera, Julia Stiles, Erinn Hayes, Blaise Miller, Jeff Grace, and Kevin M. Brennan!||7/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: How To Act Like You're Still In Love With Someone||Dan takes your phone calls! In this episode, Dan gives advice to a young woman who's acting in a play about bullying and tells us how to act like you're still in love somebody. Call and leave an acting question on Dan's answering machine: (917) 2148-DAN||7/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: The Dan Rodandan Comiconcast Take Two The Sequel The Squeakquel||Dan returns to coach acting to Kelsey Olsen and Todd Raines in a Kennedy Brothers script at the Phoenix Comicon. We meet a ghost from the past, some dead ducks, and John Goodman. Please call in with your acting and showbiz questions. (917) 2148-DAN||6/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Live From Comicon||Dan lectures at the Phoenix Comicon, talks to a Pokemon, and like M. Night Shyamalan, there are many twists and turns. Todd Raines. Choas reigns. Kennedy Brothers. Kelsey Olson. Buses. That one girl's mom. And a phone call from a BIG TIME HOLLYWOOD AGEN||6/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Acting Innocent When You're Clearly Guilty||Dan's answering machine is back online! Today, Dan helps you act innocent when you're guilty, helps your son become Indiana Jones, is offered a gift from a fan, is threatened by someone from his past, and gets a call from a big-time Hollywood agent!||5/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Seinfeld-Style Comedian Tim Tagtmeyer Interviewed Marc Maron-Style By Dan Rodandan||Dan talks to LA comedian Tim Tagtmeyer about the LA comedy scene, "bringer" shows, mustaches, the nature of comedy, radio DJs, Salt and Peppa, and the Big Red Rock-Eater. Let Dan answer all your showbiz questions! Call and leave a message: (917) 2148-DA||5/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Romantic Comedy Monologues||Dan has his very first live female guest and up-and-coming actress, Kelsey Olsen! Maui Wowie! Together, he coaches her through some romantic comedy monologues from Love Actually and... others. Call in with your showbiz questions (917) 2148-DAN!||4/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Taking Over Hollywood||Dan has a very special guest today live via his telephone, the magical Todd Raines, who plans to take over Hollywood and become the next Indiana Jones, James Bond, James Franco, and Shia LaBeouf. Got showbiz questions? Call Dan at (917) 2148-DAN!||4/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Improv Hotline||Dan's phone bill over-drafted his Wells Fargo account so he missed your calls and his tap-dancing guest sprung his ankle and had to cancel, so Dan does what he always does when he's alone: he calls the Improv Hotline. Call (917) 2148-DAN with questions!||3/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Crying On Camera, On Stage, And At Home||Dan shares his experience crying in front of people, on stage, on camera, and in front of people. He also tells us that Rudy (1993) is one of the saddest movies ever made. Plus, Dan apologizes to a female caller and sings some Baltimora. (917) 2148-DAN||3/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Extra Tips||Dan and his guest, Ballrog Mofesto, discuss the lessons they've learned working as movie extras. Also, Dan takes your calls. Can an actor survive on good looks alone? How can one act on killing a lion? How do I fake a fake orgasm? (917) 2148-DAN||3/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: The Art of the Meme||Dan Rodandan explains the mystery behind the "Harlem Shake" and teaches you how to go viral and make your own popular internet videos! Also, Dan's feud with a 14-year-old film auteur continues. Call (917) 2148-DAN to ask your own showbiz questions!||2/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Dan's Oscar Picks||Dan Rodandan picks Zero Dark Thirty for Best Picture, Denzel Washington for Best Actor, and is surprised to learn that Tommy Lee Jones is nominated for Lincoln. Plus, Giovanni Guzmales gets back at Rodandan for bad-mouthing his masterpiece, Fart Police.||2/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
That Dan Rodandan is a wild one!
I loved it!!! I CANNOT wait to get MORE advice from the man who coined the phrase "Host with the Most"! Very funny, thanks!
Unique New York
Dan Rodandan is THE REAL DEAL. He imparts his vast knowledge of acting and years of experience in "the biz" in a fun and unique way (albeit kind of quirky and at some times even kind of weird). If I lived in Los Angeles, I would definitely look him up for some one-on-one sessions. I'm not exactly a Hollywood actor, but as a TV weather celebrity, I need to be on top of my game. I look forward to learning more from "the host with the most" Dan Rodandan.
This podcast reached deep into my soul, plucked out the weakness it found there, and replaced it with pure, unfiltered, cold-brewed acting talent. I've yet to secure any actual roles or parts or whatever, but those come second. That confidence comes first, and that's what Dan gives you with each podcast. So download, listen, and go forth into the world, actor! The lights are on, the stage is waiting, and the audience is getting restless. Go out there and show them that you're a star!