Hello friends.

It’s been FAR too long since I’ve written a blog. It’s not that I’ve been idle. There has been a LOT going on. Crafting, cooking, travelling… yes all of it. And a new podcast!

In case you didn’t know, I’m what some call a multi-potentialite. Also known as a person with many pursuits or interests. I have always said that I bore easily, but it’s so much nicer to have a fancy multiple-syllabic term to connect to my “condition.”

One of those pursuits is a podcast I’ve been producing and co-hosting with the brilliant actress/writer/director/producer, Illeana Douglas. (Also a multi-potentialite. … see why we get along?)

It’s called I Blame Dennis Hopper, and is based on Illeana’s memoir of the same name. (Side note: Read the book. It’s absolutely fantastic!) So far, we have published 35 weekly-podcasts (maybe we’re not exactly NEW…). We’ve had actors, directors, producers, comedians on the show… an amazing array of talent. It’s not a typical talk-show type of format, where folks just come on to promote their latest project. Illeana has an incredible encyclopedic knowledge of film history, and a long list of talented friends. They come in studio, and with Illeana leading the way, really delve into their passions, their process, how they got to where they are, and what really excites them. And we’ve had a bunch of guests have fantastic revelations while chatting with Illeana!

Illeana and I always like to ply our guests with tasty snacks (we both know that feeding folks makes them more comfortable and happy.), like my microwaved potato chips (requested EVERY week), and she makes peanut or cashew butters, and we usually have something sweet to share too.

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If you’re a film fan, an Illeana fan, or just like interviews with fascinating folks, I highly recommend the I Blame Dennis Hopper podcast. It’s available on YouTube and iTunes. You can also look at our website, Instagram page and Facebook page to find out who is our most recent guest.

Listen in, comment, enjoy. Thanks gang… more Tamara stuff coming soon!