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Allison Interviews

Allison Interviews

By Allison Kugel
My name is Allison Kugel, and over the past decade, I’ve interviewed hundreds of celebrities and public figures. My interviews are revealing, fun, and above all else, human.

I’ve had a front row seat with some of the most accomplished people on this planet, and it’s truly been a gift; a gift I now want to share with you through this podcast.

I’ll be interviewing some amazing artists and pop culture figures, and including some of my signature questions, like, “What did you come into this life to learn, and what did you come here to teach?”

I hope you’ll take this ride with me and enjoy!
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Leon Talks Madonna, Tupac and Co-Parenting with Cynthia Bailey
#4 Leon is one of the most prolific actors of the past three decades with notable and acclaimed roles in films including: Above the Rim, Cool Runnings, The Five Heartbeats, The Temptations biopic, the Little Richard biopic, Waiting to Exhale, Ali and Cliffhanger; and notable television roles in Oz and City on a Hill.  His recent projects include the BET+ series A Luv Tale, the BET series Games People Play, and the upcoming film A Day to Die opposite Bruce Willis.  Catch up with Leon on Instagram @wwwjustleon and
August 2, 2021
Michael Phelps Talks Overcoming a Tough Childhood, The Emotional Toll of Winning, Revamping Olympics
#4 Michael Phelps is the most successful Olympic swimmer in the sport's history, with a total of 28 medals, He has earned a total of 23 gold medals.  Phelps has been the Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year," and he holds 21 Guinness Book of World Records for his swimming prowess. His multiple product endorsement deals have included: Speedo, Visa, Wheaties, Under Armour, Omega, Silk Soy Milk, and more.  Phelps' HBO Sports documentary film, "The Weight of Gold," premiered in 2020 and documents the ups and downs of life for athletes, leading up to, during, and after the Olympic games, with a slant on mental health.  The Michael Phelps Foundation promotes water safety, healthy living, and the pursuit of dreams. Follow @mpfoundation.  This episode was recorded in 2020 during quarantine.
July 27, 2021
RZA Talks About Wu-Tang Clan, Working with T.I. and Five Percent Nation
#3 RZA is the founding member and leader of iconic rap collective The Wu-Tang Clan, as well as the group's producer.  His solo albums, including his latest solo album, Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater, have been released under his alter-ego Bobby Digital.  Now, a filmmaker and film director, RZA's recent film, Cutthroat City, starring Kat Graham, T.I., Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Ethan Hawke, and Terrence Howard was released earlier this year on Netflix.  Catch up with RZA on Instagram and Twitter @RZA.
July 20, 2021
Tara Reid Talks Working on DMX's Last Film, Forgiving the Tabloid Media, and Freezing Her Eggs
#2 Tara Reid has been a pop culture staple since her classic cameo appearance in the film, The Big Lebowski and her role as Vicky in the American Pie films.  Additional film credits include Josie and the Pussycats, Urban Legend, My Boss's Daughter, Van Wilder, Dr. T & the Women, and the hit Sharknado film franchise.  Catch Tara in the soon to be released films, Doggmen opposite the late DMX, Memoirs of a Fighter with Eric Roberts, and Masha's Mushroom with Vivica A. Fox and Beverly D'Angelo.  Catch up with Tara on Instagram and Twitter @TaraReid.
July 12, 2021
Tommy Lee Talks Past Lives, Drumming Upside Down, and Flying Squirrel Suits
#1 Tommy Lee is the iconic drummer for multi-platinum selling heavy metal rock group, Motley Crue, which has sold 100 million albums worldwide.  Tommy's latest solo album, ANDRO, featuring collaborations with Post Malone, Push Push, PLYA, King Elle Noir, Killvein, Moon Bounce, Lukas Rossi, PAV4N, Brooke Candy, Shotty Horroh, Tyla Yaweh, Mickey Avalon, and Lukas Rossi is out now.  Catch up with Tommy Lee on Instagram @TommyLee and at
July 12, 2021
Allison interviews
Hi, my name is Allison Kugel, and over the past decade, I have interviewed more than three hundred celebrities and public figures from film, television, music, politics, sports, health, and pop culture. My interviews are in-depth, revealing, fun, informational, and above all else, they are human. I’ve been afforded the opportunity to have a front row seat with some of the most notable and accomplished people on this planet and my career has truly been a gift; a gift that I now want to share with you through my Allison Interviews… podcast. All of my interviewees have had unique journeys, of course, but if there is one thing nearly all of them have in common, it is their ability to visualize and manifest their dreams and goals into this physical 3D world. In Allison Interviews… I’ll be interviewing some amazing artists and pop culture figures, and including some of my signature questions, like, “What did you come into this life to learn, and what did you come here to teach?” Whether you’re at the gym, on the couch, at your office, or walking the dog, I invite you to take this dynamic ride with me and I hope you enjoy my interviews!
July 8, 2021