Exclusive interviews with host Ron Bennington and some of the most influential artists and personalities of our time. Guests include game changers in every field– including brilliant film makers, legendary actors, groundbreaking musicians, scientists, comics, authors, journalists, and creators of all kinds– anyone who has vision, ingenuity, or artistry to share.
Read over 200 interviews with Brilliant Independent, Documentary and Hollywood Filmmakers like Bobcat Goldthwait, Shane Carruth, Spike Lee, Sean Dunne, Abel Ferrara, Brett Morgan, Jay Bulger, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Burns, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Joe Cornish, Werner Herzog, Cameron Crowe, Ice Cube, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky and more. Great Musicans including Patti Smith, Bryan Ferry, Andy Summers, Charlie Watts, Buddy Guy, Daryl Hall, Nick Mason, Todd Rundgren, John Densmore, Yoko Ono, Ian Hunter, Donald Fagen, Aimee Mann, Allen Stone, Steve Earle, Peter Hook, Lindsay Buckingham, Ronny Wood and Kenny Jones, Tommy James, The Verbs, Tom Tom Club and more. Some of our favorite actors, like Holly Hunter, William H. Macy, Don Cheadle, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, Geoffrey Rush, Stanley Tucci, Danny Huston, David Ducovny, Andy Serkis, Parker Posey, Damian Lewis, Dan Aykroyd, Gina Gershon, Jeff Goldblum, John Cusack, Ron Eldard and so many others. Brilliant thinkers like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sandra Bernhardt, Fran Liebowitz.
Actor Jason Mewes is best known as one half of Jay and Silent Bob, and you’ve seen him in so many great movies like “Clerks”, “Mallrats”, “Dogma”, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” just to name a few. He’s also got a successful podcast, “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old,” which airs weekly. He recently stopped by the SiriusXM studios to talk with Ron Bennington about his new cartoon movie, “Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie” which is on tour now....read more
David Chase is a director, a producer, and a writer but he is best known as the creator, showrunner and head writer for HBO’s The Sopranos. Chase recently stopped by the SiriusXM studios to sit down with Ron Bennington and talk about his new film “Not Fade Away,” which he wrote and directed. Excerpts of the interview appear below. * * * David Chase on Why The Concept of ‘Hip’ is Over Ron Bennington: I really enjoyed your film and love the fact of being able to take this step back and look at that one period...read more
Sebastian Junger is an award winning journalist, a best-selling author and filmmaker. His first book, The Perfect Storm was an international bestseller and was made into a film starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. He made his first film which documented the Afghanistan war, Restrepo, along with his friend and colleague Tim Heatherington. Restrepo won the grand jury prize for best domestic documentary at Sundance, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011. Sebastian recently stopped in the SiriusXM studios to talk with...read more
Amy Schumer is on the verge of being one of the hottest comics in America today. Her first one-hour stand up special, “Mostly Sex Stuff” was one of the highest rated on Comedy Central this year, and she has been featured on several Comedy Central roasts. She also gave a great performance earlier this year in the Indie film, “Price Check”. She is the creator, star and writer of “Inside Amy”, her television show which premieres next week (April 30th) on Comedy Central. This week, Amy sat down with Ron...read more
John Densmore is and always will be a founding member of, and drummer for The Doors– one of the greatest American rock bands of all time. When the band got together back in 1965, they agreed together that they would never do anything as a band, that all four of them didn’t agree on. After Morrison died disagreements arose between the surviving members about uses of the band’s name and songs. Lawsuits followed, and accusations were made. Densmore stopped by the SiriusXM studios to talk about the experience, and the...read more
Most people know Michael Nesmith from his time with the pop group “The Monkees” but that only comprised a small part of his career. Michael has been in the music and video business for 50 years as a singer, songwriter, videographer, producer, writer and internet innovator. He is credited with inventing the “concept” music video and the long form comedy/music format which influenced and directly led to the creation of MTV Music Television. In addition to being a member of “The Monkees,” “The Nez” as he is...read more
You first got to know Molly Shannon for her great characters on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001. She’s also given memorable performances in movies like “Superstar”, “Talladega Nights”, “Year of the Dog” and of course on the HBO series, “Enlightened”. This week she stopped by the SiriusXM studios to talk with Ron Bennington about Scary Movie 5. Excerpts from the interview appear below. * * * Molly Shannon Talks About Appearing on “Enlightened” Ron Bennington: I...read more
Dan Aykroyd is a comedy legend. Even before he shot to fame as one of members of the original cast of Saturday Night Live he was onstage, making music and performing comedy in Canada and Chicago. And then after SNL he went on to make many great films like “The Blues Brothers”, “Trading Places”, “Ghostbusters” (which he also wrote), “Doctor Detroit”, “The Great Outdoors”, “Driving Miss Daisy”, and “My Girl”. When he’s not performing in films and on...read more
Actor and comedian David Cross is especially well-known for his roles in smart, funny tv comedies like “Mr. Show”, “Arrested Development” and “The Increasing Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”. He’s also appeared in dozens of movies, released three comedy albums and is also loved for his stand up. Recently David stopped by the SiriusXM studios to talk with Ron Bennington about his latest project, the film “It’s a Disaster.” Excerpts of the interviews appear below. * * * Ron...read more
Stanley Kubrick is one of the greatest film directors the world has ever known. Films like “Full Metal Jacket,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange” and “Dr Strangelove” are not only in the top 10 lists of countless filmmakers, critics and fans, but they are studied in film schools worldwide. For decades now, Kubrick’s “The Shining,” has also been the subject of lengthy debate and analysis. The new documentary, “Room 237″ examines a series of theories...read more