Episode #42

Stacy Keach

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Monday, May 27, 2013


Stacy Keach’s dad was an actor, director and a producer. He had hoped his son would be a lawyer. Keach eventually wore down his parents, abandoned his major of political science and economics to pursue acting. Keach started with Shakespeare, which took him from a festival in Oregon to studying classical theater in England. Today, Keach teaches acting via Skype and his only true regret is not experiencing more of the great outdoors.

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Hosted by:

Alec Baldwin

Produced by:

Emily Botein and Kathie Russo

Comments [7]

Anne from Monroe, WI

My husband I first heard this podcast on Swell and really enjoyed Alec Baldwin. We're more conservative politically and, of course we've seen all the negative media coverage. What a pleasant surprise to discover this smart, thoughtful and gifted person instead. We've always enjoyed his acting and thought he had great comedic talent. Thank you, especially, for the interviews with people who do not fit into your political philosophy. I'm so tired of all the finger pointing and name calling by both sides. It's refreshing to hear honest questions that aren't used as a way to build on the negative stereotypes so often portrayed by the media. No matter who is being interviewed, the show is always interesting, educational and fun. Again, thank you.

Mar. 02 2014 07:08 PM

Great show!
I listened to the George Will interview even thought I am more liberal than a Canadian and was entertained and educated. Mr. Baldwin was so polite and respectful that I couldn't help but really listen to "the other side" and came away with a better understanding of the conservative viewpoint.

Feb. 26 2014 11:51 AM
David Wilson Barnes from New York City

This is a completely and totally fantastic show. Well done Mr. Baldwin. It's particularly amazing, after listening to several episodes, you start to see the humanity behind the act of creation and that these are just people, very dynamic and talented people, but ultimately people who are doing the thing that compels them most the best that they can. Such an inspiration.

Oct. 02 2013 10:23 AM
Janice from Colorado from Colorado

Really enjoyed the interview with Stacy Keach. Alec's questions kept the dynamics moving along. Very nice interview style.

Sep. 15 2013 03:23 PM
Susan from Toledo, OH

My son suggested I listen to Here's the Thing because he knows I am a huge fan of Elaine Strich. I have since downloaded most of the archive and have enjoyed each interview/discussion. Mr. Baldwin is a wonderful and very well prepared host and you can tell that his guests enjoy opening up to him by the way that each one tells their stories. Thank you for such a wonderful program. I can't wait to hear the next story!

May. 29 2013 02:47 PM
dan from Brazil

My company has me stationed in Brazil... I loved downloading episodes of the show and listening to them in my car. Are you going to make the mp3´s available again?


May. 29 2013 12:07 PM
Celeste from Los Angeles

I am addicted to Here's the Thing. I love every single one of them and have listened to them all countless times. Alec is so incredibly articulate but also ridiculously bright. What a gem. I just wish there were more. I'm in Eastern Europe shooting and this show keeps me company in the evenings.

May. 29 2013 09:16 AM

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