Spotlight Series Episodes

Conversations with people from the entertainment industry
July 6, 2020

140 - Pete Mitchell Returns... Again!

Making his return to The Spotlight for the 3rd time is my friend, musician Pete Mitchell. Together, Pete and I talk about his brand new album “In Measured Hundredweight” and the inspiration behind it. We also dive into what i...

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June 6, 2020

139 - Jennifer M. Kay & Aimee Theresa (Certifiable)

My guests this episode of the show are Jennifer M. Kay and Aimee Theresa, the stars, writers, directors and producers of the new Amazon Prime short-form series CERTIFIABLE. Jennifer and Aimee join me in The Spotlight this epi...

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May 29, 2020

138 - M.C. Gainey (PART II)

While actor M.C. Gainey joined me on The Spotlight last week to talk many elements of his storied career, he was even more generous with his time in joining me on my LOST podcast, WE HAVE TO GO BACK: LOST …

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May 20, 2020

137 - M.C. Gainey (ConAir, Wild Hogs, LOST)

My guest on this episode of The Spotlight is character actor M.C. Gainey. This is seriously one of the most fun conversations I have yet to have on this program! You would know M.C. from shows like LOST and Justified …

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April 24, 2020

136 - Brian C. Roll (Odyssey Art)

My guest on this episode of The Spotlight is my friend, talented artist Brian C. Roll of Odyssey Art. Together Brian and I talk about how he got his start in the art world, working with celebrities and making the …

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April 21, 2020

135 - D.B. Sweeney (Two Dum Micks, The Cutting Edge)

My new season continues, this time welcoming my guest actor D.B. Sweeney! You might know D.B. from shows like Two and a Half Men, Harsh Realms and Jericho and films like The Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky and Two …

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April 18, 2020

134 - Jack O’Halloran (Superman, Dragnet)

In this episode of the season I welcome actor, author and former boxer Jack O’Halloran. Most notibly known as the character Non from the Superman film (Superman, Superman II), Emil Muzz (Dragnet) and Moose Malloy (Farewell, M...

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April 8, 2020

133 - Dierdre Friel (New Amsterdam)

This episode I had the absolute pleasure of being joined by Diedre Friel from NBC's hit medical drama New Amsterdam. Diedre was an absolute delight to talk to and I look forward to the possibility of her joining me again …

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Aug. 14, 2019

132 - Taylor Mason (Comedian/Ventriloquist)

We’re back after a long hiatus but we’re back strong. This time in the Spotlight we’re joined by award winning comedian and ventriloquist Taylor Mason. Taylor has been a long time friend and this conversation has been a long ...

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March 1, 2019

131 - Justin Purvis (Purvis Games)

Over the course of The Spotlight, I have been lucky enough to become friends with guests I have interviewed. However this time around I have invited someone who I have already been friends with, that being Justin Purvis, owne...

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Jan. 30, 2019

130 - Patrick Kilpatrick (Actor/Author)

On this edition of The Spotlight, I had the great pleasure of speaking with writer, director, and veteran actor Patrick Kilpatrick. If you’ve seen any action movie from the 90’s thru today, Patrick is a person you are sure to...

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Oct. 12, 2018

129 - Parveen Kaur (NBC’s Manifest)

I can’t express enough how much of a delight it was to speak to my guest Parveen Kaur on this edition of The Spotlight. Together, Parveen and I talk about the new NBC show Manifest that she is on, taking …

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Oct. 10, 2018

128 - Brad Sherwood Returns... again!

When it comes to Improv comedy, Brad Sherwood is one of the best in the business and I am pleased to welcome him back into The Spotlight for the THIRD time! Together, Brad and I dive further into his time …

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Oct. 3, 2018

127 - Tyler Labine (New Amsterdam)

With me this time in The Spotlight, it was a pleasure to have actor Tyler Labine join me to talk some of his past projects as well as his current show “New Amsterdam” on NBC. We dive into some works …

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Sept. 27, 2018

126 - Pete Mitchell Returns

This time in The Spotlight, Ben is joined by artist and musician Pete Mitchell of the band No More Kings. Together they talk about Pete’s new solo album “Musings on Mars”, what the songs mean to Pete as well as …

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