What Lies Upstream? Interview with documentary filmmaker, Cullen Hoback

A past guest of Hollywood & West Napa, documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback returned to chat with us about his newest feature, What Lies Upstream. About the film: “A documentary that uncovers the truth behind a huge chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water — and shows how it could happen again.” To find out more about the movie, […]

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Straws, interview with filmmaker Linda Booker

Straws the Movie

A great film from this year’s Sonoma International Film Festival is a documentary called Straws. Linda Booker called to tell us all about it. Listeners may remember her from the interview about her documentary, Bringing it Home. About Straws: “With colorful straw history animation and segments narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (30 minutes) aims to entertain and inspire […]

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Sonoma International Film Festival, an overview from festival director Kevin McNeely

Kevin McNeely at SIFF17 (photo credit unknown)

I love chatting with Kevin! And this year was extra special as it was Sonoma International Film Festival’s 20th anniversary. I don’t normally podcast event interviews, but we touched on so many things about the festival that I do want to share this one. Happy birthday, SIFF! Here’s to another 20 years of Sonomawood! About the festival: “Now in its 20th […]

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State of the Industry Address, interview with comedian Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler Photo by: Susan Maljon

An absolute delight to chat with, Andy Kindler called to tell us about the release of his new comedy album, State of the Industry Address. About the album: “For twenty years, Andy Kindler has performed his annual “State of the Industry Address” before a group of industry professionals at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.  Now, for the first […]

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Cut to the Chase Premiere, interview with Blayne Weaver

One of my favorite people, Blayne Weaver, called to talk to us about his newest film, Cut to the Chase. I believe if you have Amazon Prime, you can watch it right now for free! About the film: “Max (Blayne Weaver, 6 Month Rule, Favor), a down on his luck ex-con, is constantly being bailed out by his sister Isobel(Erin […]

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The Covenant, interview with filmmaker Robert Conway

We talked with writer/director Robert Conway about his new horror release, The Covenant. About the film: “After the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, Sarah Doyle moves back to her childhood home with her estranged brother, Richard.”   For more information, the film can be found on IMDB. They can also be followed on Facebook. Here is the interview followed by […]

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A Twin Peaks discussion with Professor David Lavery, expert

I found a professor of pop culture and television to call in and discuss the return of Twin Peaks to television. Twin Peaks will be revisited 25 years later, premiering on Showtime in 2016.  About David: The author of over one hundred and fifty published essays, chapters, and reviews, he is author / co-author / editor / co-editor of over twenty books, including Full of Secrets: […]

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The Log Lady, interview with Twin Peaks actress Catherine E Coulson

The Log Lady

This is one of the more special interviews to me because not soon after, Catherine passed away. I was so excited to talk to her but was sick. Jason & guest Dwayne Dexter did a great job filling in. Here is actress Catherine E Coulson talking about her work with the Ashland Shakespeare Festival and the revamping of Twin Peaks. […]

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Vaginal Fantasy, interview with Geek & Sundry vlogger Veronica Belmont

Vaginal Fantasy

Some of our favorite guests to have on the show are Geek & Sundry vloggers.  This episode we chatted with one of the girls from Vaginal Fantasy, a G&S book club. About Vaginal Fantasy: Join Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Bonnie Burton and Kiala Kazebee for a gathering of wine, women and smut as they discuss and dissect a new genre […]

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Hand to Mouth, interview with author Linda Tirado

Hand to Mouth

It’s hard for lower class Americans.  Linda Tirado tells us what it’s like to live Hand to Mouth.  About the book: Frankly and boldly, Tirado discusses openly how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why “poor people don’t always behave the way middle-class America thinks they […]

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