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Acting Real with Kat Foster

Acting Real with Kat Foster

By Kat Foster
Kat Foster (JEAN CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON, WEEDS, TIL DEATH) interviews actors about how they use acting in their real, everyday lives – how they deal with fear, go with the flow and follow their instincts. She knows that these conversations will be both useful and inspiring for all listeners – actors and non-actors! Mostly, Kat's into exploring authenticity. In fact, out of respect for authenticity, she'd like to tell you that she wrote this blurb, but made it sound like she didn't, because that’s the convention. Hey. It’s me. Thanks for coming. I’m excited to talk ACTING REAL. I love you. Really.
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On navigating paralyzing anxiety under high pressure (AKA stage fright), the rewards of acceptance, and where ideas come from.
02:17:30
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On creating, donating, and feeling great.
01:19:32
April 19, 2021
Camille Guaty
On moving through loss, the power of quitting, and the journey of becoming a parent.
01:12:59
April 12, 2021
Nadine Crocker
On surviving, thriving, and honing your superpowers (gratitude, passion, and being of service).
02:11:20
April 5, 2021
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01:32:47
March 29, 2021
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On pain management, shifting beliefs, and prioritizing fun.
01:15:46
March 16, 2021
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On touching the void, achieving intimate connectivity, and the controversial phrase, ‘meant to be.’
01:43:08
March 1, 2021
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02:13:44
February 22, 2021
Zibby Allen
On self worth, hitting walls, feeling more, and caring less.
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February 15, 2021
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01:26:07
February 8, 2021
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On navigating fear when the stakes are high, preparing for the future while living in the present, and learning from our insecurities.
01:42:24
February 1, 2021
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On observing your shortcomings, eating like a kid, and the experience of being a Black woman in rural South Carolina.
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Season Two Special Announcement
ACTING REAL SEASON TWO is COMING! And I need your help!! Please send us stories about your moments of clarity at claritystories@actingrealpodcast.com. I will read them anonymously or not, whichever you prefer. I can’t wait to hear from you.
02:49
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On loving yourself, being a beautiful speck, and how to do less shitty things.
01:33:25
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On the excitement of feeling decimated, finding gratitude for the shittiness, and going deeper when you think you’re gonna die.
01:18:57
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Kyle Howard
On transformation, truth, and attaining enlightenment on the way to the airport.
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On Samurai ethos, what to say to the guy at the airport, and the value of getting your ass kicked.
01:39:08
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On aging, agelessness, and swimming deeper when you’re sinking.
01:12:52
June 3, 2019
Mo Collins
On Mo, Clown, Sarah, Gina, and Monster.
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May 27, 2019
Mark Feuerstein
Status, status, status and the myth thereof.
01:18:47
May 20, 2019
Azita Ghanizada
On Dharma, Neuroplasticity, and Mentor-Angels.
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On the joy of quiet moments, being authentically you, and saying morning affirmations.
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On neurodiversity, interestingness, coolness and luck.
01:25:07
April 29, 2019
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On showing up imperfectly and distinguishing problems from discomfort and confidence from self-worth.
01:03:09
April 22, 2019
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On diving off the high dive, filling the pool yourself, and getting that ‘this is it.’
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01:20:28
April 8, 2019
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On pursuing excellence, bringing in the boat, and harnessing an unrivaled sense of power.
01:11:01
April 1, 2019
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On the simple rules of social media posting, finding ease in life, and Hara Hara Hara.
01:07:09
March 25, 2019
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On working with our fear of failure, reaching our life goal, and facing our inner Jason Vaughn.  
01:24:13
March 18, 2019
Bryan Greenberg
On the value of extreme moderation, "how to show up for things that may want to happen", and the only time it’s great to not have enough time.
01:16:55
March 11, 2019
Jon Bernthal
On making self-criticism work for you, living life with stakes, and who to look out for at the boxing gym.
01:04:25
March 4, 2019
Joshua Bitton
On awareness, acceptance, action, being inherently interesting, and finding bravery in your work.
01:15:50
February 25, 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
On not getting too excited, the glass-half-empty (or full) of it all, and keeping the worry alive.
01:01:35
February 18, 2019
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58:12
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On leaning into discontent, finding freedom at Starbucks, Kobe Bryant Moments, and much, much more!
01:25:08
February 4, 2019
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01:44:45
January 28, 2019
Adam Shapiro
On demystifying sorcery, resumé tricks, and why not getting a job isn’t the same as being rejected.
01:22:16
January 21, 2019
Mary Elizabeth Ellis
On smacking, vibrating, shamanic journeying, letting go of fear, and much, much more!
01:36:26
January 14, 2019
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01:40:46
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Welcome to Acting Real (Teaser)
Kat Foster (JEAN CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON, WEEDS, TIL DEATH) interviews fellow actors about how they use all the stuff they’ve learned from acting, in their real, everyday lives – stuff like how to deal with fear, how to go with the flow, and how to follow instincts. She thinks that talking about that stuff will be not only useful, but also maybe inspiring for all kinds of listeners – actors and non-actors alike. Mostly, Kat is interested in knowing and talking about being authentic. In fact, right now, out of respect for authenticity, she’d like to let you know that she’s the actual writer of this blurb, wherein she’s written about herself in the third person, because that’s the convention. (Hey. It’s Kat. This is me now, writing about myself, as myself. Thanks for hanging out. I’m excited for us to discuss ACTING REAL. I love you. Really.)
05:47
November 29, 2017