Maria talks about the high stakes world of professional poker, how to have the perfect poker face, and what it's like being one of the few women in her profession.
Teri dives into the guts and gore of doing effects makeup in Hollywood. Her journey from Halloween Horror Nights to independent horror films shows how you can make your own path in the very competitive industry.
Matthew got to live every child's dream and grow up playing with, and making, toys. It's as fun as it sounds. He talks about some of his best and weirdest designs, and what makes for the toy kids never forget.
Lt. Lane is a master sharp shooter and active policeman who talks about the the crazy accuracy you need to compete. We also get into gun safety and the smart way to keep a gun in your house.
A self-described "uncommon urban shaman", Harry Paul talks about the ongoing quest for inner peace and connecting the unseen with the seen. Basically, he helps you look inward and tune in, which we all need help with.
Randolph covers our set in plastic and covers our brain in blood spatter facts with stories from the crime scenes of his career. He takes us step by step through how blood tells a story and we get pretty grossed out.
Joanna Colbert talks about her love for discovering talent, peels away some of the mystery of casting, and gives actors the do's and don'ts of auditioning.
Anna and Brad finally get all their cat questions answered by Dr. Malamed, who covers everything from discipline to diet. A pet lover herself, Rachel shares her wisdom and how she got into studying furry friends.
Today is a perfect day for a little jolt of positive witchcraft. Maja is a purveyor in good vibes, personal peace, and satisfying spells. She also helps Anna and Brad with their future and big questions in their lives.
Laura gets to the guts and bolts of the job, inducing more cringes than any other guest we've had. That said, Laura's take on the shrinking funeral industry and her opinion of rigor mortis are well worth the listen.
Blaine is not just an expert in creepy and crawly, but the guy who can calm your fears about spiders. You've never heard someone talk so fondly about arachnids before. Plus He also consulted on the movie ARACHNOPHOBIA! Like THE movie about spiders.
Justin lives in a world of horror, but he likes it that way. We get a peek at the mind behind one of Los Angeles' spookiest experiences and what makes a good scare.
Lesley's controls the voices of her chorus, and commands our attention as she guides us through the intricacies of professional conducting.
Andre was a fun guy to have in the studio (we promise we don't make that joke in the episode) talking about the wild world of mushrooms and why they're so crazy important to the ecosystem. We also talked about magic shrooms.
Brian is a perceptual navigation instructor for the World Access for the Blind - which basically means he teaches the blind echo location. In between empowering blind people to take over their own mobility, he rides bikes and inspires people like us.
Courtney fell in love on television, for real, and now is able to let us know a little more about what happens behind the cameras on one of TV's most popular reality shows.
Giles spends his days searching the streets of Los Angeles for the perfect celebrity photo, sometimes rubbing them the wrong way, but always feeding the very real and important tabloid industry. Perspectives will change after this episode.
Deborah is an Oscar-nominated legend of costume design, having created the iconic looks of Indiana Jones, Animal House, and Michael Jackson's Thriller. She chats with us to breakdown the importance of the craft.
Paul Timman is a tattoo artist to the stars, with a list of clients that (after this interview) now includes Anna. He talks about the upward trend of inking and where he draws his inspiration.
Shawne Merriman talks about the ups and downs of playing in the NFL, how it feels to knock someone out, and how he is tackling his career after retirement.
As a skilled dominatrix, and owner of dungeons, Justine talks about the realities and the pleasures of her line of work (plus she literally whips Brad into shape).
April Wolfe of LA Weekly tells us what makes a good bad movie or just a good good movie and talks about competing with everyone critiquing everything on the internet.
Carrie Poppy dives into her passion for studying cults, her time working through Scientology, and what makes for a solid journalist in the age of the internet.
America's badass engineer Grant Imahara talks about his journey from Battlebots to battling myths and how engineering can lead you to work on Star Wars.