Michael Chiklis on The Shield, Performing, and Influence
The actor talks about the rage that filled him when he went to audition for Vic Mackey on The Shield.
Mike Birbiglia on Workshopping Your Screenplay and Don’t Think TwiceThe comedian and filmmaker talks about the group readings at his apartment that helped shape his new movie.
Savannah Guthrie on Growing Up, Interviewing, and Making the DecisionThe co-anchor of The Today Show tells the story of a decision that changed the course of her life.
Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods and the Power of TravelThe creator of Travel Channel’s hit show talks about the decision he made to be himself rather than a character of himself on TV.
Ryan Holiday Talks Stoicism and Why Ego Is the EnemyWhat’s holding you back from doing your best work?
Jane Rosenthal on Tribeca Films and Making Movies WorkThe co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival talks about finding her way to the work she was always meant to do.
Tom Rath on Impulse Control and Establishing Healthy HabitsThe best-selling author and researcher uses his cancer diagnosis to help us learn about the small changes we can make to improve our lives.
Zach Quinto Talks Smokefall, Self-Examination, and SnowdenThe actor and producer reflects on how the death of his father shaped his worldview and craft.
Judd Apatow on Filmmaking Mentorship and What Fuels His WorkThe writer and director talks about finding hope in his movies even if there is an existential crisis at their core.
Scott Frank Talks Shaker, Screenwriting, and GodlessA book and a script, both more than 15 years in the making, finally bear fruit for this veteran writer.
David Costabile on Billions, Breaking Bad, and Breaking the RulesThe lauded actor reflects on what it takes for him to become one of his characters.
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden on Their Partnership and Mississippi GrindThe filmmaking duo talk about the pleasures and frustrations of independent filmmaking.
Sarah Kay on Art, Poetry, and Life on the RoadThe spoken word poet takes us behind the scenes of her world famous TED Talk.
Maggie Siff on Strong Female TV Roles and Building a CraftThe actress talks about her process and the Mad Men audition that changed her life.
Derek Haas on Chicago Fire, Screenwriting, and A Different LieThe co-creator of Chicago Fire talks about the joy of writing for the screen and the
Mark Halperin on the Role of Journalism and Donald TrumpThe veteran journalist talks about why he still believes most politicians are in it for good.
Alan Furst on A Hero of France and Becoming a NovelistThe master of historical spy fiction talks about a trip to the Soviet Union and how he never fully returned.
Hayes Carll on Lovers and LeaversThe singer-songwriter digs deep on his latest album and comes up with the best record of his career.
Karyn Kusama on The Invitation and Being Comfortable in Her SkinThe gifted director talks about recognizing the strangeness in great works of art.
Chef Gabrielle Hamilton on How Writing Is a Lot Like CookingThe best-selling author and owner of Prune talks about why plates and paragraphs both need editors.
Malin Akerman on Billions, Motherhood, and Making the JumpThe actress talks about sexual mores in America and how they affect her on and off set.
Ethan Canin on A Doubter’s Almanac and the State of FictionThe masterful short story writer and novelist talks about building his stories with a mechanic’s eye and an empathic heart.
John Moreland on Connection, Self-Reflection, and Finding the WordsThe highly regarded singer-songwriter talks about writing music that will withstand the test of time.
Donny Deutsch on Fostering Creativity and Political AmbitionsThe ad executive turned TV personality explains why you should hire people who are just “2 percent off center.”
Justin Townes Earle on Loneliness, Songwriting, and ChangeThe renowned singer-songwriter talks about growing up as the son of Steve Earle and setting out to create a sound that’s uniquely his.
Scott Rosenberg on Finding His Voice and the Hollywood MachineThe veteran screenwriter talks about the original version of Gone in 60 Seconds and what was lost in the machine.
Jim James on Criticism and Finding the Love in the MusicMy Morning Jacket’s lead singer and songwriter talks about using his place in the world for a greater good.
Jerry O’Connell on Stand by Me, Jerry Maguire, and ActingThe longtime actor reflects on his iconic role as Vern Tessio.
Jesse Itzler on Living With a SEAL and ComplacencyThe entrepreneur and endurance athlete talks about why, in his life, there are no finish lines.