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Making It with Riki Lindhome

Riki Lindhome

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Riki Lindhome talks to people in the entertainment industry and asks them how they got their careers. There's no road map for show business and everyone's story is different, so Riki interviews people about how they started, how they've kept it going...Show More
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1:00:54 | Dec 27th, 2013

Riki talks to the president of production at Funny or Die, Mike Farah (Billy on the Street, Between Two Ferns, Funny or Die Presents…), about chance encounters, hard work and recognizing good opportunities.

1:02:09 | Dec 20th, 2013

Riki talks to writer Ron Weiner (Arrested Development, 30 Rock) about The Harvard Lampoon, writing on a schedule and learning from the best.

52:34 | Dec 13th, 2013

G&O in the O.G.!  Garfunkel and Oates podcasts with Making It favorite Colin Hanks at the Olive Garden in Glendale, CA.

1:00:00 | Dec 6th, 2013

Riki talks to actor Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital, Hell Baby, The Descendants) about day jobs, Human Giant and creating your own material.

1:07:05 | Nov 29th, 2013

Riki talks to actor Paul Scheer (The League, Hell Baby, NTSF: SD: SUV) about improv, partnerships and creating his own TV shows.

58:11 | Nov 15th, 2013

Riki talks to actress/comedian Natasha Leggero (Burning Love, The Roast of James Franco, Suburgatory) about standup, bad boyfriends and Holly Hunter.

59:17 | Nov 8th, 2013

Riki talks to actor Ben McKenzie (Southland, Junebug, The O.C.) about summer theater, early success and shows that get a second chance.

1:05:15 | Nov 1st, 2013

Riki talks to comedian Tig Notaro (Live, The Sarah Silverman Program, In a World…) about touring, timing and learning to handle change.

1:07:02 | Oct 23rd, 2012

G&O from the O.G.!  Riki’s band Garfunkel and Oates podcast live from an Olive Garden near Nashville, TN.

1:48:19 | Oct 16th, 2012

Riki talks to actor Colin Hanks (Dexter, King Kong, Orange County) about theater school, life changes and beer on ice.

1:11:03 | Oct 9th, 2012

Riki talks to director/writer/actor Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, Club Dread, Dukes of Hazard) about his DIY beginnings, nudity and getting things made.

1:12:54 | Oct 2nd, 2012

Riki talks to comedian/writer/podcaster Sara Schaefer (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, You Had To Be There) about stand up, DIY podcasting and dating comedians.

1:00:34 | Sep 25th, 2012

Riki talks to actress Shiri Appleby (Girls, Life Unexpected, Roswell) about being a child actor, weird auditions and becoming a director.

1:34:53 | Sep 18th, 2012

Riki talks with actor/comedian Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign, Fun Size, The Office Spinoff) about improv, nudity and the definition of a comedian.

1:19:01 | Sep 11th, 2012

Riki talks to producer and Hello Giggles co-founder Sophia Rossi about the reality of The Hills, working with partners and feminism.

1:12:56 | Sep 4th, 2012

Riki talks with actor Nate Corddry (Harry’s Law, Daily Show, United States of Tara) about getting his start in theater, high pressure auditions and brotherly love.

1:11:06 | Aug 28th, 2012

Riki talks with comedian/writer/actor Moshe Kasher (The New Normal, Conan) about starting in San Francisco, big breaks and writing a book.

1:23:08 | Aug 21st, 2012

Riki talks with NYC based comedy duo BriTANicK (Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher) about girls, being in a partnership and turning internet notoriety into tangible career success.

1:03:32 | Aug 14th, 2012

Riki talks with actor Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods, Dollhouse, Death of a Salesman) about auspicious beginnings, being on Broadway and dealing with disappointment.

1:24:03 | Aug 7th, 2012

Riki talks with actor Jorge Garcia (Lost, Alcatraz) about auditions, art as a business and being on that island.

1:16:48 | Jul 31st, 2012

Riki talks with podcaster/TV presenter Alison Rosen (The Adam Carolla Show/Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend) about freelance writing, relationships and landing her dream job.

1:02:52 | Jul 24th, 2012

Riki talks with actress/writer Jenny Mollen (Crash, Angel, Crazy Stupid Love) about twitter, nude scenes, and marking her territory.

55:10 | Jul 18th, 2012

Riki talks with choreographer/dancer Kathryn Burns (Freak Dance, Childrens Hospital, Key and Peele) about dance auditions, transitioning to choreography and working in comedy.

1:21:36 | Jul 10th, 2012

Riki talks with actress Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, Huff) about a really lucky week, working on Friends and a record number of pilots.

1:15:51 | Jul 3rd, 2012

Riki talks with music video director Daniel Stessen about learning to make videos, sleeping on a futon and being yourself.

1:15:00 | Jun 26th, 2012

Riki talks with actress Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings, Scrubs) about overcoming bullying, meeting her idols and being a funny girl in Hollywood.

1:07:58 | Jun 19th, 2012

Riki talks with actress Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope, The Riches) about getting her start on Nickelodeon, growing up fast and women in comedy.

1:31:20 | Jun 12th, 2012

Riki talks with actor/writer/director Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother, Happythankyoumoreplease) about starting in theater, having the right mindset and life on a hit show.

1:35:47 | Jun 5th, 2012

Riki talks with writer/actor/director Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, The State, Night at the Museum) about the formation of The State, becoming a professional writer and finding new ways to get ideas.

1:31:57 | May 29th, 2012

Riki talks with actor Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted, Hurt Locker, Always Sunny in Philadelphia) about growing up in Brooklyn, booking pilots and thinking long term.

1:02:27 | May 22nd, 2012

Riki talks with podcast/writer Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime Podcast) about career changes, high expectations and a the importance of a great support system.

1:26:04 | May 15th, 2012

Riki talks with comedian/writer/actor Pete Holmes (Conan, Fallon, Best Week Ever) about hustling, fortunate coincidences and being the E-trade baby.

59:25 | May 8th, 2012

Riki talks with comedian/writer/actor Pete Holmes (Conan, Fallon, Best Week Ever) about relationships, passing judgment and getting his start in stand up.

1:10:51 | May 2nd, 2012

Riki talks with comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin and Bash, Portlandia) about growing up in Pakistan, developing his stand up and getting in the right head space.

1:04:26 | Apr 24th, 2012

Riki talks with producer/writer Jonathan Stern (Children's Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV) about early encouragement, comedy writing and what a producer really does.

1:11:41 | Apr 17th, 2012

Riki talks with actor Rich Sommer (Mad Men, The Devil Wears Prada) about having the right mindset, unreal life moments and collecting your "no's".

57:01 | Apr 10th, 2012

Riki talks with actress Allison Miller (Terra Nova, 17 Again, Kings) about how she got her start, acting opposite a tennis ball and red carpet anxiety.

1:05:54 | Apr 3rd, 2012

Riki talks with director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) about getting his start as filmmaker, paying his dues and making his first feature.

55:00 | Mar 27th, 2012

Riki talks with actor/comedian Adam Pally (Happy Endings) about the art of improv, being on a hit TV show and Shaquille O'Neal.

51:05 | Mar 20th, 2012

Riki talks with actress/writer/internet sensation Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Buffy) about becoming a content creator, her hatred of auditioning and success on her own terms.

1:00:44 | Mar 13th, 2012

Riki talks with writer/actor/comedian Wayne Federman (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) about the importance of setting goals, the way he chooses projects and stand up in the 80's.

1:04:14 | Mar 7th, 2012

Riki talks with casting director Ania O'Hare (Transformers, Eat Pray Love) about how she got her start, how actors get in their own way and her advice on auditions.

1:06:02 | Feb 28th, 2012

Riki talks with actor/director/UCB co-founder Matt Walsh (The Hangover, The Daily Show) about improvising, his two life-changing trips, and his directorial debut, High Road.

1:21:45 | Feb 21st, 2012

Riki talks with actor James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros., Sweet and Lowdown, Homeland) about getting his start in the theater, the importance of good friends and becoming a cult voice over star.

1:31:30 | Feb 14th, 2012

Riki talks with actress Collette Wolfe (Young Adult, Hot Tub Time Machine, Foot Fist Way) about persevering through hard times, setting goals and her craziest audition ever.

1:06:16 | Feb 7th, 2012

Riki talks with casting director Geralyn Flood (Big Time Rush, Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past) about how she got into casting and what it really takes to make it as an actor.

1:24:28 | Jan 31st, 2012

Riki talks with actor/writer Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, Night at the Museum) about his time on The State, his advice to aspiring writers and all the roles he almost booked.

1:04:41 | Jan 24th, 2012

Riki talks with actress/director/writer Katie Aselton (The League, The Freebie) about directing, improv, the Sundance experience, andterrible auditions.

1:12:08 | Jan 17th, 2012

Riki talks with producer David Bernad (Enlightened, Funny or Die) about the dogged pursuit of goals, overcoming obstacles and what a producer really does.

1:16:13 | Jan 10th, 2012

Riki talks with writer Justin Halpern (Sh*t My Dad Says, How to be a Gentleman) about perseverance, the difficulty of networking and translating twitter success into real success.

1:02:00 | Jan 3rd, 2012

Riki talks with actress Sarah Burns (Enlightened, I Love You Man) about day jobs, following her intuition and how she got her first big role.

57:41 | Dec 20th, 2011

Riki talks with writer/director/producer/composer/all around creative force Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, The Avengers) about how he got his start, his love of writing and the decisions that defined his career.

1:06:56 | Dec 13th, 2011

Riki talks with comedian/actor T.J. Miller (Yogi Bear, She's Out of my League, Cloverfield) about his standup career, having the right mindset and the fundamentals of hard work.

1:08:41 | Dec 6th, 2011

Riki talks with comedian/podcaster Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption) about humble beginnings, capitalizing on good ideas and getting a career on his own terms.

1:03:12 | Nov 29th, 2011

Riki talks with actor Patrick J. Adams (Suits, Luck) about getting his start, recovering from disappointment and taking the advice from the best.

1:08:37 | Nov 15th, 2011

Riki talks with comedian/actor Nick Thune (The Tonight Show, Conan) about timing, strategy and the three things you should always be doing.

1:04:16 | Nov 8th, 2011

Riki talks with actress/comedian Arden Myrin about being a woman in comedy, forging her own path and her new life as a stand up.

1:18:06 | Oct 31st, 2011

Riki talks with writer Lee Eisenberg (Bad Teacher, The Office) about discipline, time management, writer's block and the benefits of a great partnership.

1:27:59 | Oct 24th, 2011

Riki talks with Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Recreation, Undercovers) about doggedly pursuing your passion, making your own luck and the power of persistence.

1:03:19 | Oct 18th, 2011

Riki talks with actress Bitsie Tulloch(GRIMM, Quarterlife) about the merits of studying your craft, the truth about auditions and the power of blind luck.

1:04:23 | Oct 10th, 2011

Riki talks with comedian/musician Reggie Watts (Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) about his improvised, stream of consciousness shows, his journey from student to musician to comedian and how he found his own voice.

1:06:47 | Oct 3rd, 2011

Riki talks with writer/comedian John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central Presents, Best Week Ever) about breaking into the comedy world, the audition process and life at SNL.

1:17:04 | Sep 27th, 2011

Riki talks with Actor/Director Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, 500 Days of Summer) about luck, coincidence, following your passion and the value of making your own stuff.

40:46 | Sep 20th, 2011

Riki talks with comedian/musician Bo Burnham about getting his start on YouTube, the evolution of his work and using comedy as a vessel for communicating ideas.

1:13:03 | Sep 13th, 2011

Riki talks with actor and writer Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) about comedy, overcoming disappointment, forging his own path and the power of hanging in there.

1:07:24 | Sep 7th, 2011

Riki talks with Writer/Actor/Comedian Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation, The Sarah Silverman Program) about stand up, his writing process, hard work, timing and humblebrags.

58:08 | Aug 30th, 2011

Riki talks with actress Sara Paxton (Shark Night 3D, Last House on the Left, Aquamarine, Sidney White) about being a child actor in Hollywood, the perils of the audition process and carving out a career you love.

1:11:14 | Aug 24th, 2011

Riki talks with comedian Anthony Jeselnik (Conan, The Roast of Donald Trump) about how he started in stand up, his journey toward finding his comedic voice and what it really takes to be a professional comedian.

1:04:07 | Aug 17th, 2011

Riki talks with actress Diora Baird (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Wedding Crashers, My Best Friends Girl) about auditions, longevity and the ups and downs of being a woman in Hollywood.

1:05:39 | Aug 10th, 2011

Riki talks with prolific and versatile actor Garrett Dillahunt (Raising Hope, No Country for Old Men, Deadwood) about carving out his career in Hollywood.  They discuss how and why he began, his chameleon-like career, and finding zen in the auditioni...Show More

1:29:39 | Aug 3rd, 2011

Riki talks with Martin Gero, a writer for HBO's Bored to Death and writer/director of Young People F**king, Canada's highest grossing comedy film.  They discuss how he got his start, navigating Hollywood as a Canadian, the writing process and how bei...Show More

1:07:48 | Jul 27th, 2011

Riki talks with the other half of Garfunkel and Oates, Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Scrubs).  They discuss auditions, comedy and making a career for yourself.

1:10:25 | Jul 19th, 2011

In the first episode of Making It, Riki talks to Jason Ritter (The Event, Happy Endings) about the ups and downs of the entertainment industry, how he got his start, forging his own path, what advice he'd give to aspiring actors and growing up in a s...Show More