Five Stars Who Swapped The Screen For The Podcast Mic
The world and its mother is getting in on the podcast game these days – so it’s hardly a surprise that even those who’ve already achieved fame and fortune fancy a crack! In fact, these days you can’t swing a microphone cable without clobbering a familiar face who’s joining the pod squad. We’ve had a go at picking out five of the finest efforts around; proof that this talented lot are at the top of their game even when there’s not a camera in sight!
Under The Skin, available on Apple Podcasts here
Having conquered screens both big and small, the loquacious funnyman turned to podcasting – and hasn’t looked back! In fact, his show is now exclusively delivered by Luminary (which is not yet available for Irish listeners), but there’s a healthy helping of 70+ shows to revisit in the meantime. Expect long words and lengthy chats – with a generous scattering of LOLs too!
Armchair Expert, available on Apple Podcasts here
Gleefully wearing his (probably overstated!) ignorance on his sleeve, the comedy actor turns inquisitor in this interview series, which sees a galaxy of stars pulling up a pew and getting reflective. The guest list is impressive – Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Casey Affleck and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss among those who’ve popped up in recent months – but so too is the host; intelligent and empathetic, he seems like a pretty easy fella to talk to!
3 Girls, 1 Keith, available on Spotify here
From films to sitcoms and screen to stage, the New Yorker has always known how to make us laugh – so it stands to reason that she’s just as effective on the mic! As the title suggests, she is not alone; real-life besties Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett, and Keith Robinson are along for the ride too, but there’s no doubting the star of the show in a podcast exclusive to the music streaming service.
Here’s The Thing, available on Apple Podcasts here
While the wealth of stories about ‘the industry’ could be expected, you might be surprised to discover the scope of the iconic actor’s interests; everything from politics to performance art can play a part here. The one constant is Baldwin; his energy and enthusiasm is infectious, while we’re rightly impressed by his levels of preparedness – whatever the subject at hand!
I am Rapaport, available on Apple Podcasts here
If you know him as the sensitive father in Atypical – or, indeed, as the bird-shooting boyfriend of Phoebe Buffay in Friends – then brace yourself; the real man is a little different! Opinionated, outspoken and entirely unapologetic, his takes on sport, music, film, current events and everything else are laid bare as part of a podcast that we’d recommend you tune into using a pair of headphones; not everyone’s going to love it!
Everywhere you go…always take your phone with you! Click here to find the latest deals with Virgin Mobile!