5 Guest Blogs that Inspired ‘My Other Job’ in The Stage

‘My Other Job’ started going out weekly via the The Stage on Wednesday 3rd February 2016. And it will continue to be a weekly feature on the site for as long as I can find actors who ware willing to be interviewed about their interesting ‘other’ jobs. Here’s the first one (and the second). Before the idea for it

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

  • UK Blog Awards 2016 #UKBA16

Good News: We’ve Been Shortlisted for Two UK Blog Awards

We did it!

Within a year of launching, The Honest Actors’ Blog has been named as a Finalist in two categories of the UK Blog Awards 2016! We’re competing in both the ‘Arts and Culture’ and ‘Vlogger and Podcast’ categories, but won’t find out if we’ve won until the award ceremony in April. Over the next month, the specially selected expert judging panel will be assessing all things Honest Actors…

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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Acting Inspired: How To Start A Podcast

Like Jonathan, I have googled “how to podcast” and, also like Jonathan, I read and followed/ignored quite a bit of evangelical tech-preaching from super-high-energy Americans. As a consequence, I too have a podcast. I had to do something to fill the void after Serial…

Lewis Goody

Actor. Podcaster. Boat-dweller.

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2015: It was a very good year…

When I was 36, it was a very good year. A very good year for an acting blog and a podcast as well.

Jesus, even when I’m writing I can’t sing.

Well, anyway, it’s that time. Actually, it’s past that time, but you’re just going to have to forgive me. I’m here now, and I’m about to unveil the highlights of the first year of the Honest Actor’s Blog. Those of you who have been paying attention will know that the project hasn’t been around for a full year, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been plenty of highlights worth bringing your attention to.

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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THE UK BLOG AWARDS 2016: HOW TO HELP US WIN!

We did it!

Within a year of launching, The Honest Actors’ Blog has been named as a Finalist in two categories of the UK Blog Awards 2016! We’re competing in both the ‘Arts and Culture’ and ‘Vlogger and Podcast’ categories, but won’t find out if we’ve won until the award ceremony in April. Over the next month,

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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Podcast Reviews: Your Tweets On Episodes 1-3

Just because they have warmed the very cockles of my heart, and continue to spur me on in getting episode 4 ready for Monday, here are some of my favourite tweets from the past three weeks. Thanks everyone. Here’s hoping the great reviews continue!

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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6 Months, 41 Thanks and 12,985 Plays in the Life of…

Yup. Six months.

I sat down to think about making this happen, for the very first time, on Saturday 28th February 2015. Since then, I’ve uploaded twelve teasers, recorded twice as many interviews and have just revealed this brand new, sexed up website. It’s been a lot of hard work, and while the launch date is now in sight, the work is only just beginning…

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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3 MONTHS, 6 TEASERS, 1,281 PLAYS IN THE LIFE OF…

It’s now three months since I sat down to make this podcast happen. Prior to that, it did not exist in any way, shape or form beyond a very basic idea: to record a series of interviews that reflected on the ‘realities’ of acting, whatever that means. There was no name, no website, no artwork, no copy, no equipment and none of the technical skills needed to edit whatever it was I hadn’t yet started to record. 97 days later and it’s time to take stock of what has been achieved and all that remains to be conquered between now and the end of September…

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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28 Days Later…

Four weeks ago, ‘In anything at the minute?’ did not exist. It didn’t have a name. There was no website, no artwork and no copy. I owned none of the equipment necessary to do the recordings had no idea about where to ‘host’ podcasts (or even that this was a requirement). There was nothing beyond a rough idea for a podcast centred on honest conversations with other actors, some encouraging words from a radio and television producer from home that I’ve known for years, and the unwavering positivity of a very close actor friend (who also happens to be my wife). 

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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First Teaser Now on iTunes

So, if all is well, the first interview teaser is now on iTunes. Or, it will be whenever iTunes next cycles its updates. These things take longer than I expected, which is another reason why it’s good to be testing them out in advance of launching properly.

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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