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Thursday, 24 March 2016

This Week's Episode Link

With it being the holiday weekend here in the UK this week's episode is available earlier than usual. Dan talks about his recent cancelled showdown with Ken Shamrock and just what he thinks of him for pulling out. Arjun drops by the virtual studio to discuss his acting career, appearing in the smash hit series Nurse Jackie and The magicians and we wax lyrical on a wide range of topics in this episode that is not to be missed!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

This Week's Guests Are Arjun Gupta & Dan "The Beast" Severn

On this week's show we have two guests first up is the return of UFC Hall of Famer and former Champion Dan "The Beast Severn. Dan talks candidly about how he was scheduled to come out of retirement to face Ken Shamrock and how Shamrock pulled out disappointing Dan, the company putting on the fight and the fans.

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Secondly we have the very talented actor and podcaster Arjun Gupta who you will know from his scene stealing roles in Nurse Jackie and The Magicians. You can also find him on his podcast American Desis which I highly recommend you check out.

Selected credits:

The Magicians (2015-?)
How To Get Away With Murder (2014-2015)
Love, Lies & Seeta (2012)
Stand-Up Guys (2012)
Nurse Jackie (2009-2012)

You can find Arjun at:


Friday, 18 March 2016

The Drew Carson Show: Season 2 Ep 11 Featuring Ruth Whippman & JC Macken...

The Drew Carson Show: Season 2 Ep 11 Featuring Ruth Whippman & JC Macken...: Season 2 Episode 11 Featuring interviews with author and filmmaker Ruth Whippman and actor and one of the stars of hit HBO series ...

Season 2 Ep 11 Featuring Ruth Whippman & JC Mackenzie Interviews

Season 2 Episode 11

Featuring interviews with author and filmmaker Ruth Whippman and actor and one of the stars of hit HBO series Vinyl J. C. MacKenzie. This week music is provided by Daveed and you can find him on Twitter

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

This Week's Guests Are Ruth Whippman & J.C. MacKenzie

On this week's episode we have two special guest interviews. First up we have the very talented and creative author and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman. Ruth talks about her new book "The Pursuit of Happiness and Why it's Making Us Anxious."  Ruth talks candidly about why the pursuit of happiness through self help books, meditation and social media falseness leads to a far more unfulfilled life.

 You can find Ruth at:

And our other interview this week is with one of the stars of the Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger produced hit HBO show Vinyl,  J. C. MacKenzie! 

J. C. has been a frequent collaborator with Scorsese appearing in such Scorsese films as The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. Along with these credits he has also appeared in popular series such as Hemlock Grove, House of Cards, Murder One, The Shield and 24.


Some of J. C. MacKenzie's credits include:
Vinyl (2016)
Hemlock Grove (2014-2015)
The Wolf Of Wall St (2013)
For the Love Of Money (2012)
Dexter (2009)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
The Shield (2004-2008)
The Departed (2006)
The Aviator (2004)
Dark Angel (2000-2002)
The Practice (1998)
Murder One (1995-1997)

You can find J. C. At:


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

This Week's Guest Is Doug Jones!!!

We welcome the great Doug Jones into the virtual studio this week for a chat about his career past present and future along with talking about his working relationship with filmmaking genius Guillermo Del Toro.

Some of Doug's credits include:

The Midnight Man (2016)
Crimson Peak (2015)
Falling Skies (2013-2015)
Hellboy 2: The (2008)
Golden Army
Fantastic 4: (2007)
The Rise Of The Silver Surfer
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Hellboy 2: The (2008)
Golden Army
Hellboy (2004)
Adaptation (2002)
Men In Black 2 (2002)
Batman Returns (1992) 

You can find Doug at:


Friday, 4 March 2016

This week's episode link

Season 2 Episode 9 Feat Rance Howard Interview

8 ? With... Stacy Chbosky

This edition of 8 ? With... is with the uber talented Ms. Stacy Chbosky. I had the pleasure and the great oppertunity to interview Ms. Chbosky, for the second of this segments installments and you guessed it folks here is that interview.

At the age of 14 you wrote an illustrated a children’s book entitled “Who Owns The Sun?”  Which went on to win many awards and was adapted into a short film by Disney. Were you always so creative, where did the idea to write the book come from and were you surprised by the unbelievable success it went on to have?
I was a very creative, imaginative kid. By middle school, I’d dedicated one big dresser drawer to my writing: poems, short stories, cartoons. I’d write something and just shove it in that drawer. So when my 8th grade gifted-and-talented teacher told us about “The Written & Illustrated By… Awards Contest,” all I had to do was dig a story out of my drawer. I had to illustrate it and type it up, but the story was already there. I was pleased by the success of the book, but not surprised. I was a very confident teenager who’d never experienced failure. It wasn’t until my twenties that I got my first real taste of shit sandwich.

You toured the US with Jerry Lewis in a production of “Damn Yankees!” What was it like to be on stage with Jerry Lewis and to tour with and be a part of such a great show?

To be honest, I had much more fun touring Europe with “The Rocky Horror Show” than I had touring America with “Damn Yankees!” the following year. Europe was, like, night after night of charming German cities where everything was within walking distance and all you needed was a map and 20 minutes to get to a cobblestone square filled with awesomeoness. Plus, the other cast members were young and fun and partied a lot. With “Damn Yankees!” we’d always stay in, like, a Radisson 30 miles out of town, without a car. Stuck in the middle of nowhere, basically. Jerry Lewis was a trip. Onstage, he did this shtick where he’d throw his cane in the air, and if he caught it, he’d tell a joke. That might go on for half an hour before he dropped the cane. An old-school Vaudevillian. I loved that.

 You performed at Woodstock in 1999 with the rock band “Young and Fabulous!” and with your band “Skum” played the Slamdance Film Festival’s 2004 opening night party what were those experiences like and is music still a huge part of your life?

I have a talent for going berserk, and being in bands—especially fronting Skum—was the most I ever got to use that talent. When you’re acting, you’ve got to be appropriate to the material, but with Skum, I could do whatever I wanted so long as it was fun to watch. So I would freak out like I was the world’s craziest backup singer, sort of go-go dancing like a punk rock robot cheerleader. It was fun. I miss it a lot. But I’m not made for the music industry: I’m a morning person, and I get bored very easily. Traveling the world to sing the same songs year after year sounds like zero fun to me.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes was a very interesting project where you played the character Cheryl Dempsey, what was that film like to shoot and what challenges did you encounter in bringing that character to life?

I love “The Poughkeepsie Tapes.” It’s the only time I’ve ever starred in a movie, and it was so much fun to have that big arc and all those meaty scenes. To get to make lots of choices. It was challenging, for sure: physically, vocally, and emotionally. I got tied up; I screamed myself hoarse. I got held under water for real and hog-tied for real and dragged out of a grave for real. And I had to cry a lot, which is draining. But I loved it. I was creating a cool character in a movie I love very much.

You went on to appear in Quarantine, Devil and Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2. Is horror a genre you like to work in and what are your memories of those shoots?

Horror can be very fun. Actually, two of my favorite genres—horror, and kids’ shows—are genres that people in the industry tend to look down on. But they’re so fun! I’m a big actor. I like chewing scenery and mugging and prancing around like a stage hog in a school play. In “Quarantine,” I literally got to attack the camera. How fun is that? Most of the horror movies I’ve been in were written and directed by my husband, John Erick Dowdle. He’s killed me five times so far. I’m looking forward to death #6.

You appeared in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” which was directed by your brother Stephen Chbosky based on his own novel. What was it like to be directed by your brother and is directing a film something you would like to do in the future?

In “Perks,” I shot a scene with my son, that was directed by my brother, while pregnant with my daughter. It doesn’t get any better than that. Plus, Steve is my hero, and always has been. I would love to direct. I think about it a lot. But so far, I’m just not brave enough. You have to be very brave and very bold to direct a film. It is HARD TO DO. Haters give the impression that movies are easy to make and most filmmakers are just out for a cash grab, but they are wildly off-base.

You had a role in the John Erick Dowdle directed, Owen Wilson Lake Bell starring “No Escape” what was that movie like to work on and?

Fun. I got to do a stunt with the amazing Thai stunt people (I fell off a roof) and I also got to do the voice of the woman getting beaten to death in the hotel room next to Lake’s. That was a great scene: Lake’s super expressive face freaking out as she listens to me getting whooped. Good times!

You have recently written a screenplay entitled “Exorcism on Crooked Lake” what, if anything, can you tell the DCS nation about that project?

Only that it’s in flux. There’s some good stuff in that screenplay. If it ever gets made, it’ll be a kick-ass part for a young actress—like a hillbilly Emily Rose. 

 I'd like to thank Stacy for sharing her time and story with the Drew Carson show Nation, yes I am still calling you guys and girls that.

You can find Stacy at:


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

This Week's Guest Is Actor Rance Howard

This week I had the absolute pleasure of welcoming acting royalty into the virtual studio in the form of the Howard family Patriarch Mr. Rance Howard. Rance is known for his roles in such films as Nebraska, Cool Hand Luke, A Beautiful Mind, The Burbs, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Chinatown and popular television shows such as the Andy Griffiths Show, Gentle Ben, Bonanza, The Waltons, Happy Days, Seinfeld, Bones and the X-Files. He is the father of  and Ron Howard and Clint Howard and the grandfather of Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard.

Here are but some of his incredible screen credits:

40 Nights (2016)
The X-Files (2016)
Broken Memories (2015)
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Nebraska (2013)
The Dilemma (2011)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Walk Hard: (2007)
The Dewey Cox Story
Cinderella Man (2005)
The Alamo (2004)
Toolbox Murders (2004)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Happy, Texas (1999)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Mars Attacks (1996)
Independence Day (1996)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Ed Wood (1994)
The Paper (1994)
Universal Soldier (1992)
Parenthood (1989)
The Burbs (1989)
Innerspace (1987)
Cocoon (1985)
Splash (1984)
Mork & Mindy (1981)
Happy Days (1976-1979)
The Waltons (1973-1975)
Chinatown (1974)
Gentle Ben (1967-1969)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Andy Griffith Show (1962-1964)
Frontier Woman (1956)

You can find out more of Rance's great screen credits by visiting his IMDB page.