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Honest Actors’ Podcast saved for second series!

UPDATE: SERIES 2 IS NOW LIVE

It’s official! The Honest Actors’ Podcast will be returning for a second series, thanks to our sponsor, TodayTix – a cracking new app for buying this week’s theatre tickets at discounted prices. Series 2 has been under wraps for months, so I’m delighted to at last be able to share the good news and publicly thank the guys at TodayTix for stepping in to save the day.

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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Contribute to #ActorSunscreen 2.0

It’s time to give a little back to the Honest Actors’ community. It’s time to share some of your hard-earned wisdom. It’s time to share the things you still struggle with.

As part of getting the social media accounts buzzing again – and generating some buzz for the potential new series – I have put together

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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Campaign Update: The Case for Sponsoring The Honest Actors Podcast

On 29th February, I announced that production of the Honest Actors’ Podcast would be ending with immediate effect, so launching the #savehonestactors campaign. Within an hour, on the same day as the Oscar winners and Olivier nominations were announced, it was trending on Twitter. Soon after, the story was picked up by The Stage –

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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Episode 13: Justine Mitchell

Recorded at her home on 21.04.15. Running Time – 38:38.

Most proud of: Neil Labute’s Bash at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.

Yesterday marked exactly one year since I first had the idea to start a podcast. Just under two months after conceiving of ‘In anything at the minute?’, I was getting set to start rolling on my fourth interview – with Justine Mitchell – with no idea if anyone would listen by the time it came out…

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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One Year On: what’s next for Honest Actors’?

It’s exactly one year since I first had the idea to start a podcast, interviewing actors in the hope of getting honest answers about the more difficult parts of the job. After a difficult 18 months with little in the way of acting work, I’d just received a cheque for a voiceover I’d done the previous year, and decided to put the money to good use. And by ‘good use’, I mean as an alternative to paying the numerous bills that were then outstanding.

One year on from the arrival of that cheque, and the beginnings of an idea, it’s time to take stock and prepare for change…

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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Episode 6: Simon Darwen

This was the first interview I ever recorded, way back on St Patrick’s day, and it was the easiest to edit. I’d like to think this is because I’ve become much better at the editing process and instinctively know what to keep, but I think it’s largely down to the fact that the questions weren’t as good back then.

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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Episode 5: Siubhan Harrison

Okay, so…

Episode number 5 is alive! In it, Siubhan Harrison gives a great interview, full of sighs, laughs and sharp intakes of breath that punctuate some very candid revelations: from working as a Tequila Girl to indulging in day-long teenage strops when things don’t go her way, the honesty is strong in this one.

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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Episode 4: Matthew Flynn

Episode 4! This latest instalment again feels very different to what has gone before. By his own admissions, Matthew Flynn doesn’t normally wear his heart on his sleeve, but in this interview, he talks candidly about the financial and emotional pressures of being a parent who relies on acting to feed and clothe his kids, and of his nightmarish experience of stage-fright. 

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.

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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