In The Tobolowsky Files podcast, legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky shares a series of short stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry.
I listened to podcast number one a few months ago and became addicted before it concluded. In the next few weeks, I had no choice but to feed my addiction and I consumed all 51 episodes one after another.
His stories are funny, profound, and moving. In his lifetime, Tobolowsky has had some pretty wild and crazy adventures, not to mention the fact that he’s worked with directors like Paul Verhoeven, Harold Ramis, Christopher Nolan and Spike Jonze, just to name a few.
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Telling Stories: Why You Should Be Listening To “The Tobolowsky Files” by Linda Holmes
Telling stories seems like such an easy thing to do. Everybody has them, after all, and everybody can open up and start talking. We tell each other stories every day — someone sees you with a Band-Aid on your finger and you say, “I cut myself slicing a potato.”
That might be why people who are Storytellers, deserving of a capital S even if it’s technically improper to supply one, are not as celebrated as people who write novels or play the violin.
But a truly great storyteller is the farthest thing from mundane; that person is a profound pleasure. And Stephen Tobolowsky is a truly great storyteller.
You may know Tobolowsky as an actor from Groundhog Day or Glee or Deadwood — he’s become famous for not being famous, in that he has literally hundreds of credits at the Internet Movie Database and he’s the star of very, very few of them. But for 50 episodes now, he’s been the star of an exceptional podcast called The Tobolowsky Files.
GROUNDHOG DAY – Stephen Tobolowsky as Ned Ryerson
STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY