You probably know Michael Rosenbaum from his days playing Lex Luthor on the TV show, Smallville. A role he played for nearly the entire run of the series. The Castle High School and Western Kentucky graduate has also worked on several other TV shows and movies both in front of and behind the camera. These days he’s hosting not one, but two podcasts, Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum and In Love which he co-hosts with Chris Sullivan, who plays Toby on NBC’s This is Us.
I’m a big fan of Inside of You, not only because of the guests Michael speaks to, which has included some of his former Smallville cast mates, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Jon Cryer, Macauley Caulkin, and more over its 85 episodes (and counting), but because of the discussions they have. It’s not all about their next project, or what they’re doing now, it’s about life. The home life they had growing up, both good and bad, and the mental struggles they deal with including anxiety, depression, and inadequacy just to name a few. Michael himself is also very open about his struggles during each episode and has said in many episodes the podcast has become like therapy for him. An opportunity to talk things out with others who have dealt with similar issues.
It’s real conversations about things everyone can relate to in some way, myself included. I rarely talk openly about this, but I often wrestle with many of the same issues as these celebrities. I watch as co-workers come up with really great ideas and wonder why I can’t do the same which quickly spirals into me thinking I suck at my job. I’ll sometimes wake up sweating in the middle of the night because my mind has created some wild, worrisome, work-related scenario that I have convinced myself will happen even though the chances of it playing out are slim to none. Through listening to the podcast, I’ve found comfort in the fact other people who, on the outside, give the appearance that they have it all together because they’re big Hollywood stars, are really no different than you and I, and it’s helped me deal with my own issues tremendously.
In our 30-plus minute conversation, Michael and I also talked about his new band, Left on Laurel, in which he serves as rhythm guitarist and lead singer. They recently released their debut album, Saved by the Ground, featuring 10 tracks whose sound I can best describe as mostly rock with a hint of country, not only in the style, but the stories each song tells.
Check out the full conversation in the player on the website link below. And be sure to check out Michael’s podcasts pretty much anywhere podcasts are available, including the Inside of You website. AND, don’t forget to give Saved by the Ground a listen wherever you stream music, or download it through the Inside of You store.Source: wkdq.com – Castle Grad Actor Michael Rosenbaum Talks Podcasts and New Band
I woke up this morning to some really exciting news!
Michael is in a band and originally it was Shit Sandwich because they were just a group of friends playing at their houses. Then the name became The Sandwich and they started playingsome gigs! But today their new name was announced and it is….
LEFT ON LAUREL!
I am so so excited that Michael is going somewhere with his music he looks so sexy on stage and he will be playing with the band in Offenbach, Germany at the Rockwood Music Festival November 16-18! You can get tickets for this HERE
Also make sure you are following their new social media pages
“The Neighbor follows Mike (William Fichtner), a middle-aged man in a routine marriage, wrestling with the fact that he feels his life to be passing him by. Yet, when a young couple moves in next door, Mike quickly befriends the young and vulnerable Jenna (Jessica McNamee) – herself trapped in a tumultuous marriage to Scott (Michael Rosenbaum), a car salesman with an immature and pejorative streak. Mike works from home as a copywriter, which allows him plenty of time to pay attention to the beautiful young woman next door; who slowly begins to reveal the details of her life with Scott, and the fact that all isn’t as carefree as Scott would like it to appear. As Mike witnesses the young couple’s relationship straining, his own marriage starts coming apart at the seams, as Mike’s wife Lisa (Jean Louisa Kelly) also sees the attraction forming and pulls further away from Mike – pushing their own relationship the breaking point. Compounding the fact is Mike’s son, Alex (Colin Woodell), who returns from college and forms an unwitting friendship with Jenna, much to the distain of his father. As Mike witnesses the perceived abuse of Jenna at the hands of Scott increasing, he makes one last drastic and misguided effort to intervene – and in the end only serves to completely sever his relationship with Jenna, his family and his life in general.”
Michael’s movie The Neighbor can now be found in the American iTunes and selected theatres with more platforms coming soon I cannot wait to see this movie so please go and watch on iTunes if you are in the US and support our guy.
So as well as Michael’s own podcast on Itunes, you can hear him appear on I’m Fine with Krista Allen!
Michael Rosenbaum is on and we discuss a message from Pope Francis, but it turns out it’s NOT from Pope Francis. But, it’s a good message! Also, don’t use shampoo to jerk off. That’s not part of the message. But it’s equally important. .. If you’re 12. “I’m Fine” is part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent Podcast Network. Visit www.dragonwagonradio.com/donate to show your support!
You can listen to his episode HERE