Podcasts are a wonderful way to learn and be inspired while you’re on the go. I love them! You can listen to them at the gym, on your commute to work or on the way to auditions!

Here are podcasts to inspire your actorslife!

SpeakLA Podcast

(Click on each Podcast name to visit their website/itunes)

Speak L.A. is an exciting podcast hosted by Jen Jostyn and Camille Thornton-Alson that interviews the top players in the film and TV industries. This podcast regularly features celebrities like Connie Briton, Ron Livingston, George Wendt (“Cheers”), and top Hollywood agents and casting directors. They also host live podcast interviews with a studio audience in the L.A. area.

Hometown to Hollywood Podcast

The Hometown to Hollywood Podcast is an inspiring, entertaining & educational biweekly show hosted by Bonnie J. Wallace. Bonnie is the author of The Hollywood Parents Guide and mother of Emmy-Award winning actress Dove Cameron.  Every episode shares an intimate conversation with a guest from the TV/film/music world.

10,000 “No’s”

Actor Matthew Del Negro (The Sopranos, The West Wing, Scandal) describes his career as being told "No" for a living.  Here, he gets up close and personal with top-shelf folks from all walks of life about the 10,000 "No"s they've had to endure and the struggles they've had to overcome on their journey to where they are today.  

Audrey Helps Actors

Here Audrey Moore speaks with someone from the business to offer advice for actors on everything from auditions to how to better utilize your union.


The VOHeroes Podcast

The “VOHeroes Podcast” is hosted by voice actor David H. Lawrence XVII who every episode gives listeners a look into the art, commerce, and other aspects of voiceover.

Theater People

Theater People is a biweekly podcast by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen interviewing Broadway legends, Tony winners and today's hottest theater stars.  They have interviewed Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Osnes, Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis, Laura Benanti, Beth Malone and many more.

The Young Actor's Guide

This new podcast is dedicated to helping young actors and their parents find their way through this confusing, exciting business. It’s hosted by Hollywood veteran Dana Bowling. (casting director, audition coach, and mom). Bowling brings a CD’s insider view, which is invaluable to both child and adult actors.

Sound Advice

Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney discuss current trends and helpful techniques regarding the voice over industry.

Inside Acting

Co-Producers and hosts Trevor Algatt and AJ Meijer bring you tips and insights from casting directors, agents, producers, writers, actors, musicians, filmmakers and more. Get insider information on marketing yourself, creating your own work, and booking the gig – straight from the people who’ve been there, done that, and are doing it again.

Living the Dream

A podcast hosted by actor Rory O’Malley, (King George III in Hamilton and best known for his Tony nominated turn in The Book of Mormon).  Living the Dream is a humorous discussion between Rory and his friends in show business about what it takes to stay sane in this crazy industry.

The Think Bigger Podcast

Success in the Entertainment Industry is an inside job and it starts and is sustained with your mindset and the thoughts you hold dominate in your mind. Hosted by veteran actor and certified life coach, DaJuan Johnson (Amazon’s Bosch, Grey’s Anatomy). The TBAP brings listeners into the minds of their fellow artists and industry professionals with honest conversations about their inside journey and path to “making it.”

Cinema After Dark

The Cinema After Dark Podcast is a weekly show, hosted and produced by filmmaker, Max Cole (@maxcolefilms).  It features members of the acting and independent film community and serves as a promotional vehicle for film and entertainment enthusiasts.

Actor CEO

The Actor CEO Podcast with Mike Moreno interviews actors, casting directors, and other industry professionals in theater, film and television to learn the tips, tricks, and best practices to help actors focus on what they can control and be the BOSS of their career.

Broadway Backbone

Broadway’s Backbone is a podcast dedicated to the chorus of dancers, singers and actors that are the foundation and backbone of every Broadway musical. Every episode host (and Broadway performer) Brad Bradley interviews a Broadway veteran about their career, life and dreams.

A Balancing Act

A Balancing Act is a podcast for anyone in the arts desiring more. The focus is on sharing conscious, uplifting, inspiring conversation about navigating the ups and downs of this beautiful, crazy business.

Indie Film Tribe

Indie Film Tribe is a weekly podcast hosted by Anjela Matemotja where DIY filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and industry experts, share their tips on creating, marketing and distributing socially conscious content.

Audition Secrets

The audition process can make or break a performer’s progress. The Audition Secrets Podcasts will show you what it takes to stand out from the competition, avoid common mistakes, and unlock the next level of your musical theater career from some of the industry’s biggest stars, directors, creatives, thought leaders and working actors just like you!

Hollywood Hustle

Hollywood Hustle is a podcast that shares the stories and struggles of those who are attempting to climb the ladder of success and how they survive, the "City of Dreams", Los Angeles.

The Parsnip Ship

The Parsnip Ship hosted by Iyvon Edebiri has been showcasing bold new plays by emerging and established playwrights since 2016. Now in its fifth season, this play podcast is revolutionizing the way you hear theater.

That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Film/Television Actress and Producer Alyshia Ochse hosts an honest, humorous and inspirational podcast with your favorite on-screen storytellers and Hollywood influencers who reveal their most life changing audition tales as well as the survival skills they've collected along the way.

How is this movie (HITM)

If you are a fan of movies, TV shows and all things film then you'll love this podcast. Host Dana Buckler tells the stories behind some of the most beloved and iconic films of all time.

The Moment

Host Brian Koppelman (Co-creator/Executive Producer Billions on Showtime) interviews creatives about the pivotal moments that fueled their fascinating, creative careers.

The Actor’s Diet

The Actor's Diet Podcast, hosted by Lynn Chen, interviews fellow artists and culinary creatives about food, body image, and life.

Hollywood Close-up

Hollywood Close-up, hosted by actors Natalie Lipka and Wayne Frazier, focuses on how to create your career in the entertainment industry. Each episode features a close-up interview with one of Hollywood's finest working actors, directors, producers, writers and all of the industry professionals in between.

Off-Camera Podcast

Off Camera is actually a website, magazine, television show, and a podcast hosted by director/photographer Sam Jones.  Guests have included William H. Macy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,  Tim Robbins, Connie Britton, Jack Black, Olivia Wilde, Jake Gyllenhaal and more.

Actors Anonymous

Each Monday, Actors Anonymous, hosted by Wesam Keesh, features conversations with Hollywood Actors about life, craft, and the downright absurd.

Box Angeles

Mike “Box” Elder hosts interviews with casting directors, agents, comedians, and working actors about how and why they got started in the business.

Filmwax Radio

Adam Schartoff's Filmwax Radio features interviews with actors, filmmakers, programmers, journalists and more.

Actors Talk

Actor Tommy G. Kendrick talks acting, casting calls, audition tips, starting an acting career, maintaining your acting career and more. These topics and more are explored via in-depth interviews with working professionals in front of and behind the camera.

The Evolving Artist Podcast

The Evolving Artist Podcast is hosted by Teri Wade -Mindset Repatterning Coach for actors, writers, and directors - and features interviews, guided visualizations, and sessions with clients that are intended to uplift, inspire, and create real and immediate shifts in your mindset.

In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast

In the Envelope is a podcast brought to you from Backstage Magazine. It features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races.

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Until soon,


.Heidi Dean

    11 replies to "Podcasts to Inspire Your #Actorslife"

    • Kay

      F you haven’t heard Audrey helps Actors, you are in for a Christmas treat! She’s down to earth and has guests that really know their stuff. She also does deep dives into different aspects of the business that are really helpful. Best of all-SHE’s A WORKING ACTOR!

    • Heidi Dean

      Awesome Ayana! I will take a look!

    • Ayana Taylor

      I would definitely say that Mike Lenz Voice podcast is really good. I just started listening to it, and it’s for actors just beginning in Voiceover.

    • Heidi Dean

      Thanks Jonathan! I will definitely check it out!

    • Jonathan K. Riggs

      “Audrey Helps Actors.” Hands-down my favorite acting podcast of the moment. https://www.audreyhelpsactors.com/

    • Heidi Dean

      You’re so welcome Chellee! Happy listening!

    • Chellee Ray

      Thanks for updating this list. There are so many treasures & I’m so excited to discover Off-Camera has a podcast. There are too many I’m excited about to list! But thanks again. 🙂

    • Heidi Dean

      Hi Rosie! I think you’re referring to the Facebook Live I will be doing this Thursday (10/27) at 2pm Est. I just sent you an email with info how to access it (if you don’t see it check your spam folder). See you on Thursday! -Heidi

    • rosie gordon

      I cannot seem to find the live facebook event you had regarding social media via Dallas?

      Thank You,

    • Heidi Dean

      You’re welcome Lynn! My readers mentioned it numerous times- Great podcast!

    • Lynn @ The Actor's Diet

      How lovely to be on this list. Thanks!

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