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Stephen Tobolowsky: One of the Most Recognizable Faces on TV and Film

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Stephen Tobolowsky is back on the show!!!

As a true master storyteller, he jumps straight in telling me about his stressed out cat, and then he just goes on to share how he met Lyle Lovett in Austin, how he was a victim of a crazy theft in South Carolina, and how he got his first acting job on TV.

Last time I spoke to Stephen, he told us a story about young Stevie Ray Vaughan that went viral. Now he comes back with an UPDATE on that story, but I’m not going to give it away, you’ll need to watch or listen to the episode.

Stephen Tobolowsky is smart, unique, and the greatest storyteller I’ve ever heard. I was literally hanging on every word he said, and I bet you will too, so tune in and enjoy!

“The difference between actors and writers is that actors are always interested in questions, and writers are always interested in answers.” – Stephen Tobolowsky

Time Stamps:
0:48 – Why I was excited to invite Stephen Tobolowsky back on the show.
4:55 – Why Stephen is having a crazy cat day.
9:15 – Stephen’s story of recording a radio show in Austin and meeting Lyle Lovett.
14:10 – How Stephen’s father’s pessimism is key to his longevity.
16:50 – The film from Nepal that Stephen saw at this year’s USA Film Festival in Dallas.
23:50 – The hardships as the challenges of flexibility, and why it’s important to remain flexible in life.
28:58 – A terrible story about “Debbie” from South Carolina.
40:00 – Why people become thieves, and why actors can become prey to thefts.
46:00 – What it takes to be a successful actor, or a successful chef, or podcaster.
52:05 – What Stephen’s first acting job on television was.
1:02:01 – The story of dreams and Carl Yung.
1:06:10 – The perspectives Stephen has as an actor and as a writer, and the secret of screenwriting.
1:09:56 – Addendum for the Stevie Ray Vaughan story from the last episode.
1:17:11 – How the truth about UFOs is weirder than any UFO stories.   

Resources:

The Tobolowsky Files
USA Film Festival
Schooled (TV Series, 2019-2020)
Alice (TV Series, 1976-1985)
The Prestige (2006)
Psychology and Alchemy by Carl Jung

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