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2012 NYTVF: Graham Yost

2012 NYTVF: Graham Yost

Tweet Last week I attended the 8th Annual New York Television Festival. Here’s a summary of the Graham Yost keynote. The second day of the festival featured keynote speaker Graham Yost. Graham is a screenwriter, who is currently the showrunner on FX’s Justified. The conversation was moderated by columnist John Sellers. Graham talked about breaking in, his time writing for Hey Dude and Full Hou...

Episode 71: Featuring Nadine Velazquez

Episode 71: Featuring Nadine Velazquez

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Nadine Velazquez. Nadine is an actress currently starring in Flight along side Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. In this interview Nadine talked about breaking in, pilot season, and her worst audition experience.  She also discussed her role in Filght, how Robert Zemeckis runs his set, and her past work on My Name is Earl. I hope you listen...

Episode 70: Featuring Brett Gelman

Episode 70: Featuring Brett Gelman

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features actor & comedian Brett Gelman. Brett discussed the alternative comedy scene in both Los Angeles and New York, gave his opinion on what makes bad comedy, and talked about his worst performance in front of an audience, at the Holocaust Museum. Brett also spoke about his role as Mr. K on NBC’s Go On, his podcast Gelmania, and his audition ...

New Replacement Level Podcast with Sean Forman

New Replacement Level Podcast with Sean Forman

Tweet If you’re a baseball fan check out my new podcast, Replacement Level. I recently had the chance to interview Sean Forman from Baseball-Reference. On this episode of the Replacement Level Podcast Baseball-Reference founder Sean Forman joined me to discuss WAR (wins above replacement). Sean talked about how the stat was initially created, how it’s currently calculated, and differen...

Check out my interview with Jonah Keri

Check out my interview with Jonah Keri

Tweet If you’re a baseball fan check out my new podcast, Replacement Level. I recently had the chance to interview Jonah Keri from Grantland.  We discussed the baseball Hall of Fame, the “steroid era”, and what’s next with advanced metrics. We also hit on why some players get overvalued and undervalued throughout their careers, re-evaluated the accomplishments of several players who play...

Episode 69: Featuring Janet Varney

Episode 69: Featuring Janet Varney

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Janet Varney. Janet is an actress currently starring as the voice of Korra on Nickelodeon animated show, The Legend of Korra.  In this interview Janet talked about breaking in, pilot season, and her worst audition experience.  She also discussed if being a working actress is what she expected it to be, and how she managed to bypass so...

Episode 68: Featuring Sufe Bradshaw

Episode 68: Featuring Sufe Bradshaw

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Sufe Bradshaw. Sufe is an actress currently starring on HBO’s Veep. Sufe talked about breaking in, pilot season, and her worst audition experience.  She also discussed if being a working actress is what she expected it to be, and the best piece of acting advice she was ever given. Sufe offered up some good behind-the-scenes stories ...

Episode 67: Featuring Linden Ashby

Episode 67: Featuring Linden Ashby

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Linden Ashby. In addition to focusing on his role as Sheriff Stalinski on MTV’s Teen Wolf reboot, Linden gave an honest account of his life as a working actor. He talked about how show-business has changed in the thirty years he’s been around. He offered a behind-the-scenes look at some at some of his early work including Wyatt Ea...

Replacement Level Podcast up and running!

Replacement Level Podcast up and running!

Tweet For those of you enjoying the Conversations with Ross who might also be baseball fans, I want to introduce you to my newest podcast, Replacement Level. Replacement Level will feature interviews with players both active and retired, as well as various media members, and personalities from the around the game. There will be lots of talk on the Hall of Fame, advanced numbers, baseball myths, a...

Episode 66: Featuring Amanda Cryer

Episode 66: Featuring Amanda Cryer

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Amanda Cryer. Amanda is a producer currently working on the horror film Bloodloss.  Amanda discussed the real-life vampire scene she researched for the movie, and goes through the steps of making an indie film from script to screen. She also talked about her time as an actress, her worst audition experience, and some of the traps that young ...