Kieran ‘English Kieran’ Kaye

Kieran KayeOur beloved English Kieran is leaving us for the verdant pastures of his homeland and we are dedicating this entire final episode of our season to giving him a proper send off. Prodigal son Matty Blake returns to join Dan as host and manages to not make a single Benedict Arnold joke! Tune in for multiple special guests, highlights from Grinds past, heartfelt goodbyes, and other surprises.  We love you Kieran and miss you already.  Long live the queen!

Carl Bishop

Carl BishopThe worlds of acting and music have been intertwined for as long as they’ve existed. High time we made this an episode theme!  With music as our through-line, join us and guest Carl Bishop as we as we hear his amazing journey from drummer to opera singer to radio DJ to voice artist back to drummer again.  Plus!  We present musical submissions from our three finalists for the Katherine Heller jingle contest!  (Spoiler alert: one’s from a former host of the podcast) Later, we explore a serious question: how does the industry’s lingering, unfortunate reputation as a boys club affect gay actors?  And, finally, Kieran turns the tables on Dan during our Fishing for Tips segment.

Please enjoy!

Katharine Heller

Katharine Heller

Katharine Heller is our guest this week…and this time…it’s personal.  This multi-talented artist opens up about her personal life and how she brought that to her art.  This is an area The Grind has wanted to delve into deeper: using your life experiences in your creative endeavors.  Katharine is an open, funny, super smart talent who we loved having on the Grind.  Also, don’t miss the boys pitch to the BBC, a huge American action guest star on Downton Abbey. Plus, Kieran FREAKISHLY predicts the Superbowl perfectly, recorded before the game!

Episode 1 – Dan Schachner

For our inaugural podcast The Grind welcomes ANIMAL PLANET’S PUPPY BOWL REF, Dan Shachner.  Dan has hosted shows for HGTV, SPIKE & many others. This versatile actor is the voice of the NATE BERKUS SHOW and does many other TV promos. Dan & Matty talk about the differences between acting, hosting & voice over. Matty goes off on ‘foodies’.  Kieran brings the “Fish & Tips”.