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World Cup Tangent #6: Iran to Bunker Down (this has nothing to do with military please don’t flag me oy)

SPOILER ALERT: More goals, more penalties, more controversy, more upsets…I got a fever, and the only cure is more! Join me as I review today’s action and preview tomorrow’s: Portugal v. Morocco, Uruguay v. Saudi Arabia and Iran v. Spain

World Cup Tangent #5: Honda Mileage

SPOILER ALERTS: A review of today’s matches and the Belgian breakthrough, plus previews of tomorrow’s matches. Are you worried there are no big countries playing tomorrow? Nonsense! Still some fascinating match ups on hand: Colombia v. Japan, Poland v. Senegal, Russia v. Egypt

World Cup Tangent #2 – The Iceland Cometh

SPOILER ALERT I do talk about the final results form the games today, June 15th. Once you know the results and see the incredible goals though…have a listen to my preview of the matches to be played on June 16th, Day 3: France v. Australia, Argentina v. Iceland, Peru v. Denmark, and Croatia v. Nigeria.

World Cup: Tangent #1

What can I say, I love the beautiful game. Yes yes I’m back! For now…I was recently listening to another podcast that I love and adore and they were not doing the World Cup justice! They were talking about how excited they are for the World Cup and they left out so much vital information…the storylines! The storylines are what make soccer so interesting and what makes it even more exciting than just the beautiful play on the pitch! From Spain’s coach drama to Mohamed Salah’s shoulder, I want to make sure you know what that means…like Luis Suarez “The Biter!” So I’m setting out to do my best to inform you on all the storylines you need for each World Cup matchup…ole ole ole!

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Episode 46: Play the Diamond with Matias Ponce




Sidekickback returns with a midnight special! My friend and former co-star Matias Ponce hopped off the Mark Taper Forum stage on Tuesday night to come over and chat with me about the wonderful revival of Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit going on at Center Theatre Group. Matias stars alongside Demián Bichir as Henry Reyna in the critically acclaimed production that has received an unprecedented third and final extension at the Mark Taper. We chat about his humble beginnings in Toledo, Ohio, his unconventional journey as an actor doing “the LA thing,” and the pretty positive turnout of his first understudy assignment.

Grab whatever Zoot Suit tickets you can at Center Theatre Group’s website!

Episode 45: Winter Has Come with Janet Graham Borba

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On the latest episode of Sidekickback Radio, I get to chat with HBO’s Senior Vice President of West Coast Production, Janet Graham Borba. As an executive, Janet plays quite a major role in the making of some of HBO’s wonderful projects, the most notable of which being the grand epic series known as Game of Thrones (sorry GOT fans, no spoilers in this one. Well maybe one…) Additionally, she recently wrapped production on the upcoming feature film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Rose Byrne and Oprah Winfrey in the adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s book of the same title about an African-American woman whose cells are used in trailblazing medical research in the 1950’s . In our episode, Janet and I chat about the rapidly shifting landscape of subscription-based television, what makes a great line producer, and how Pizza Hut might have changed Janet’s life forever.

Some of her earlier projects include Hackers (starring Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller) and one of my personal childhood favorites, Camp Nowhere (starring Christopher Lloyd and Jonathan Jackson).

The Game of Thrones production machine is without a doubt one of the most massive undertakings in television history. As evidenced by such scenes as The Battle of the Bastards (into which Janet gives us some insight) the process can take months to prepare and weeks to rehearse, with so many factors like seasonal weather and actors’ schedules creating a giant jigsaw puzzle that someone like Janet has to piece together. Game of Thrones production is now under way as they film its 7th season and as Janet tells us in the episode, with such a great writing team led by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the production crew is firing in sync on all cylinders, ready to deliver the final episodes of a truly epic era in television.

Catch up on Game of Thrones season 6 with HBO GO here!