The TV Dudes Podcast
The TV Dudes is a weekly podcast dedicated to discussing all things tv, including: news, reviews, and tv discussion. The TV Dudes is recorded by 4 friends out of Austin, TX and new episodes are released every Friday. Tune in!
info_outline Natalia Castellanos, 'Bosch' - The TV Dudes Interview 08/05/2021
Natalia Castellanos, 'Bosch' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actress Natalia Castellanos. Natalia can be seen starring as Mayor Susanna Lopez in Amazon Prime’s long running drama series “Bosch.” The show's seventh and final season is available now. Natalia's professional acting career began in Kingston, Jamaica working as Jennifer Grey's body-double and we discuss what made her want to step in front of the camera, how empathy informs her craft, what she finds different about hosting versus acting, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Far From Home 07/30/2021
Far From Home Whether it's the super-buff heroes and villains of 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' on a quest through heaven and hell, the characters of 'Miracle Workers' season 3 on the oregon trail, or the slobberfaced dog of 'Turner and Hooch' on Disney Plus, destroying the apartment of his new owner Josh Peck... or Randy, who is just out of town this week - we're all a long way from where we started. Nick, Kyle and Les try and hold it down as we discuss those shows and more! Check it out! TV Diaries 3:28-21:26 Stranger Than Fan Ficiton 21:26-32:07 Masters of the Universe: Revelation 35:13-49:21 Miracle Workers 49:59-59:05 Turner and Hooch 59:05
info_outline David Cade, 'Lansky' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/28/2021
David Cade, 'Lansky' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with David Cade, who can currently be seen as the infamous mobster Ben “Bugsy” Siegel in the film “Lansky” alongside Harvey Keitel and Sam Worthington. David discovered his passion for storytelling at a young age and we discuss using film as a form of childhood escapism, his work with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, his first on-screen credit in the 2008 drama “Milk,” with Sean Penn and director Gus Van Sant, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Lee Eddy, 'Cruel Summer', 'Panic' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/28/2021
Lee Eddy, 'Cruel Summer', 'Panic' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor, writer, and comedienne Lee Eddy. Lee can be seen in Amazon's series "Panic" as well as Freeform's "Cruel Summer". Long ago, she and Les both worked at Dougherty Arts Camp in Austin, Texas, and we discuss everything from her path through the industry to the joys and horrors of teaching kids to write plays and make animated shorts. Check it out!
info_outline Camron Jones, 'Panic' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/28/2021
Camron Jones, 'Panic' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Camron Jones. This year, Camron stars in Amazon Prime’s new series “Panic” as Bishop, an athlete and solid A student whose lifetime of inherited pressure begins to take its toll. He's also appeared in “grown-ish,” “The Purge series,” as well as "Shameless." We chat about all that, how he got into the craft, what he does when he's not on screen, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Stephen Amell, Aisha Tyler, Kamen Edwards, Cassandra Amell, 'Speech and Debate' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/28/2021
Stephen Amell, Aisha Tyler, Kamen Edwards, Cassandra Amell, 'Speech and Debate' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with the folks behind the comedy short film 'Speech and Debate' which screened at ATX Television Fest Season 10. Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, shows off his comedy chops as an obsessive high school debate coach up against an equally dedicated rival, played by the hilarious Aisha Tyler. The whole thing was written by Kamen Edwards and directed by Cassandra Amell, and they were all nice enough to sit down for a call about the project. It's a fun interview about a funny series of episodes, and we encourage everyone to go find them online.
info_outline Nice Work 07/23/2021
Nice Work This week, we're talking about some nice work! It may be the nice New Zealand people facing the supernatural over at Wellington Paranormal on CW and HBO Max, or the hard-working Monsters at Work on Disney+, or the beleaguered staff and strange visitors at White Lotus on HBO.
info_outline Jordane Christie, 'Why Women Kill' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/22/2021
Jordane Christie, 'Why Women Kill' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Jordane Christie. Jordane can be seen right now, starring in season two of the critically acclaimed, Paramount+ anthology series “Why Women Kill.” He shines as Vern, a World War II veteran and private detective, and in this interview we discuss his love of the arts, working on Netflix "Haunting of Hill House" and filming the short film "We Can't Breathe" during Covid restrictions. Why Women Kill has its season 2 finale July 29th on Paramount+. Check it out!
info_outline All Good Things Must End 07/16/2021
All Good Things Must End This week, we're talking about endings. No, the TV Dudes aren't ending, we are eternal, like Twinkies and the TVA. But we are talking about the end of Loki season one on Disney+, the final season of Atypical on NETFLIX, and the final episodes of Mythic Quest season two on Apple+. We'll also be talking about the end of Randy's patience with the Emmy's and the end of Les and Randy's patience with Adult Swim's dumb streaming rules that make it impossible for them to talk Rick & Morty this week with Kyle and Nick. And we'll be talking about the sketch and performance show taped in London's East End, Taskmaster, a Patreon request that we watched on Youtube. OK, we actually don't know where Taskmaster is taped, but we had to cram it into the theme somehow. 2:44-21:48 TV Diary 21:48-29:50 Randy Hates The Emmys 29:50 -40:30 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 41:55-54:24 Taskmaster (Youtube) 54:52-1:08:22 Rick & Morty (ADULTSWIM) 1:08:36-1:21:16 Atypical (NETFLIX) 1:21:24-1:35:25 Mythic Quest (Apple+) 1:35:25-Loki (Disney+)
info_outline Zelda and Daniel Barnz, 'genera+ion' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/14/2021
Zelda and Daniel Barnz, 'genera+ion' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with the co-creators of HBO's Generation series, Zelda and Daniel Barnz. They discuss their work dynamic as daughter and father, how Zelda kept the series paced so well, decisions made with the series' stylish camerawork, episode length, casting, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn, 'Degrassi Series' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/14/2021
Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn, 'Degrassi Series' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Degrassi franchise Co-Creator and EP Linda Schuyler and her fellow Executive Producer Stephen Stohn about their groundbreaking series, its evolution across generations unlike anything on TV, how they find their stories, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Kirk Acevedo, 'Oz' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/12/2021
Kirk Acevedo, 'Oz' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les talks with actor Kirk Acevedo. Born and raised in the Bronx, Kirk landed his first great role as Alvarez, on HBO's prison drama Oz. Since then, he's had amazing turns in Fringe, 12 Monkeys, Arrow, and much more. They chat about his memories of Oz, what he loves about playing bad guys, his long career, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline The Children Are Our Future 07/08/2021
The Children Are Our Future This week, a reminder that the children are our future! They might be battling to save us from evil curses like in Jujutsu Kaisen on HBO Max. They might be a bunch of smart orphans trying to battle weaponized ennui like in Mysterious Benedict Society on Disney+. They might literally be a child at the very end of time, one of the many bonkers things that happens on the penultimate Loki on Disney+. Of course, this assumes they can survive the cliques and sexual confusion and peer pressure of high school, as depicted on Genera+ion on HBO Max. 2:12-27:15 TV Diaries 27:15-35:37 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 38:06-52:56 Jujutsu Kaisen (HBO Max) 52:04-59:13 Genera+ion (HBO Max) 59:22 -1:10:16 Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+) 1:10:26- Loki (Disney+)
info_outline Good and Evil (and Musical) 07/01/2021
Good and Evil (and Musical) It's time to get heady and discuss the nature of good and evil. Or maybe just The Good Fight and Evil, two shows from the Kings that returned to Paramount+ this week! And we'll round it out with a musical journey through Apple+'s Central Park and of course, our thoughts on the latest Loki on Disney+!
info_outline Larry Saperstein, 'High School Musical: The Musical - The Series' - The TV Dudes Interview 06/30/2021
Larry Saperstein, 'High School Musical: The Musical - The Series' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' actor Larry Saperstein. This spring, Larry can be seen starring opposite Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett in the second season of the Disney+ series, as Ricky’s (Bassett) best friend and wingman, Big Red. The show follows the students at East High School, where the original two-time Emmy Award-winning “High School Musical” film franchise was filmed. Larry also recently starred as Timmy in the first season of BET’s “First Wives Club,” and during his sophomore year of college, he starred in the indie feature film, “Porno,” which made its global premiere at Austin's own South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in 2019. We talk about all that, plus Larry's favorite Disney songs, and a whole lot more. Check it out!
info_outline Kwame Patterson, 'David Makes Man' - The TV Dudes Interview 06/30/2021
Kwame Patterson, 'David Makes Man' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Kwame Patterson about his title role in the OWN series "David Makes Man". “David Makes Man’s” second season follows Patterson's David as an adult, a successful businessman facing an opportunity that will change him and his community forever. They talk about Kwame's work on the show, his start on HBO's The Wire, developing his craft, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Fiona Dawson, 'NOW with Fiona' - The TV Dudes Interview 06/28/2021
Fiona Dawson, 'NOW with Fiona' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Emmy® nominated and White House award-winning director Fiona Dawson about the pilot episode of her show “NOW with Fiona”, which screened at ATX Television Festival Season 10. The unscripted episode hosted by Dawson kicks off with a Honduran transgender woman’s inspiring story of kindness and courage in the face of adversity. Les and Fiona talk about that story, making the show, the value of empathy, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline A Little Self-Hatred 06/25/2021
A Little Self-Hatred This week we're talking about self hatred. The self hatred that drives Randy and Les to try anime over and over again, with Bunny Drop on Funimation. The particular blend of narcissism and self-loathing that is Dave, returning for season 2 on HULU. The internalized hatred for everyone including herself in Physical on Apple+. And the literal hatred of a variant of yourself in Loki on Disney+. 2:41-22:09 TV Diary 22:09-35:38 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 37:10-51:02 Bunny Drop (Funimation) 51:30-1:01:31 Dave (HULU) 1:01:31 -1:12:15 Physical (Apple+) 1:12:46-1:24:55 Loki (Disney+)
info_outline Beast Mode 06/18/2021
Beast Mode The TV Dudes enter Beast Mode with the return of Kyle! Four TV Dudes? Join us as we discuss the beastly children of Sweet Tooth on Netflix, the beast mode competitors on LEGO Masters Season 2 on HULU, The Beast crossing the pond to join the American version of The Chase in season 2 on HULU, and the Bible's Great Beast returns in Lucifer Season 5 Part 2 on NETFLIX. Plus... will Nick and Les reveal their beastly nature when savaging Disney+'s The Bad Batch, while Randy and Kyle talk about how much they love it? 2:55-26:05 TV Diary 26:05-35:55 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 37:04 -48:49 LEGO Masters (HULU) 48:49 -55:27 The Chase (HULU) 59:02- 1:08:10 Lucifer (NETFLIX) 1:08:10-1:19:15 Sweet Tooth (NETFLIX) 1:19:15 - The Bad Batch (Disney+)
info_outline Armand Fields, 'Work in Progress' - The TV Dudes Interview 06/17/2021
Armand Fields, 'Work in Progress' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Armand Fields about their role as King in the Showtime series 'Work In Progress'. It's a great show, and I was thrilled to talk with Armand about playing their character, King's attitude and wardrobe, and what they've taken away from the experience. Check it out!
info_outline Celeste Pechous, 'Work in Progress' - The TV Dudes Interview 06/17/2021
Celeste Pechous, 'Work in Progress' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Celeste Pechous about her role as Campbell on Showtime's series, 'Work In Progress'. It's a great series, and I was thrilled to talk with Celeste about maintaining such a perfect balance of emotion and humor in the show, her favorite aspects of playing Campbell, and more. Check it out!
info_outline Somebody Needs Therapy 06/11/2021
Somebody Needs Therapy This week, there's a lot of unusual therapy going on. Whether it's the dogs in a group of Housebroken on HULU, the analysis of a god of mischief in Loki on Disney+, too many characters to mention in the Stephen King series Lisey's Story on Apple+, everyone could use somebody to talk to. 1:20-26:40 TV Diary 26:40-40:00 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 41:46-48:15 Lise's Story (Apple+) 48:15-53:00 Housebroken (HULU) 53:35- Loki (Disney+)
info_outline David Osmond, 'There's More Where That Came From' - The TV Dudes Interview 06/04/2021
David Osmond, 'There's More Where That Came From' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with David Osmond about his latest project, Osmond Chapman Orchestra, and their new album "There's More Where That Came From" out now. A scion of the world-famous Osmond Family, David has carried on this iconic entertainment legacy with incredible success while overcoming great challenges. David began performing at age four as part of The Osmonds 2nd Generation, and he's gone on to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in five separate companies. David was featured on Fox’s hit TV show “American Idol” and is the Emmy Award-nominated host of the syndicated TV program “Wonderama,” where he seeks to inspire a future generation of kids and their families. Follow David via Instagram @DavidOsmond, Twitter @DavidOsmond1, and Facebook @DavidOsmondFans, and enjoy the interview!
info_outline Friends + Lovers (+ Robots) 06/04/2021
Friends + Lovers (+ Robots) This week, we're talking about friends! Like the titular Friends of the Friends Reunion on HBO Max, a couple good friends trying to survive New York in Flatbush Misdemeanors on Showtime, or the friend of lead character Dev, who is the focus of season three of Master of None on Netflix. We're also talking about Love, Death, and Robots on Netflix. 1:22-28:28 TV Diary 28:28-39:36 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 42:21-49:55 Flatbush Misdemeanors (Showtime) 49:55-55:11 Master of None (NETFLIX) 55:11 -1:02:42 Love, Death & Robots (NETFLIX) 1:03:22- Friends Reunion (HBO Max)
info_outline Who's Laughing Now? 05/28/2021
Who's Laughing Now? This week, we ask the question: Who's Laughing Now? Is it Annie Easton on the third and final season of Shrill on HULU? Is it MODOK, Mental Organism Designed Only for Comedy on HULU? Is it the legendary comedienne Deborah Vance on Hacks on HBO Max? Or is is all the people around them? And why aren't we laughing at CW's Superman & Lois, is it because it's actually super good? Also this week: The birth of Nick Katsu Neko! 1:55-28:50 TV Diary 28:50-42:52 Truth Is Stranger than Fan-Fiction 44:54-54:56 Shrill (HULU) 54:56-1:09:45 Marvel's MODOK (HULU) 1:10:25-1:22:03 Hacks (HBO Max) 1:22:03- Superman & Lois (C
info_outline Teambuilding Exercises 05/21/2021
Teambuilding Exercises This week, we're all taking part in some team-building exercises! We're putting the band back together like the ladies of Girls5Eva on Peacock, we're coming together for some new content just like the gang over at season 2 of Mythic Quest on Apple+, we're bonding as a squad just like the aberrant clones of The Bad Batch on Disney+. But what we're not doing is squabbling and spending eight episodes on a boring mystery with a weird nonsensical twist like the superheroes of Jupiter's Legacy on NETFLIX. 2:15-28:10 TV Diary 28:55-41:30 Truth Is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 42:20-53:17 Girls5Eva (Peacock) 53:17-1:01:02 Mythic Quest (Apple+) 1:01:02-1:14:26 Jupiter's Legacy (Netf
info_outline Connie Giordano, 'Mare of Easttown' - The TV Dudes Interview 05/19/2021
Connie Giordano, 'Mare of Easttown' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Connie Giordano about her latest project, 'Mare of Easttown'. Connie plays Patty DelRasso in the limited drama series alongside Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, Jean Smart, Guy Pearce and Evan Peters. The series is on HBO and HBO Max now. Connie is also an accomplished stage actress, as well as an on-air guest on QVC and HSN. They talk about all that, plus the Delco accent, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Gates McFadden, "InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are?" - The TV Dudes Interview 05/12/2021
Gates McFadden, "InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are?" - The TV Dudes Interview The geek culture, pop history powerhouse The Nacelle Company (Netflix's The Toys That Made Us, The Movies That Made Us, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, Disney +'s Behind the Attraction with The Rock) is entering the podcast world with their Nacellecast debut, Gates McFadden InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are? Hosted by the iconic Star Trek actress (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and choreographer/puppet master (Labyrinth), the podcast will be a ten-episode limited series based out of NacelleCast Studios, Nacelle's new state-of-the-art podcast studio. In this interview, Les chats with Gates about the project, her career, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Jessica Watkins, 'Special-ish' - The TV Dudes Interview 05/12/2021
Jessica Watkins, 'Special-ish' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Jessica Watkins about her new documentary, 'Special-ish'. It's the story of her walk across america, the comedy sets she performed, and the colorful characters she met along the way. Check it out! Watch the movie here: https://geni.us/JessicaWatkins
info_outline The Weird, The Loud, and the Ugly 05/07/2021
The Weird, The Loud, and the Ugly This week, we're talking about the Weird, The Loud, and the Ugly... that's Brockmire, Rebel, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on HULU, and Invincible on PRIME, and we'll let you decide which one is which. 2:10-20:52 TV Diaries 20:52-29:46 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 31:49- 38:08 Brockmire (HULU) 38:08-47:15 Rebel (HULU) 47:15 -1:01:20 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (HULU/NETFLIX) 1:01:20 - Invincible (PRIME)