In The Tobolowsky Files, legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky shares a series of short stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry. The 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.

The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 62 – Notes from the Frontier

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What could possibly go wrong when the sun is always shining? We test the limits. Part 2 of Stephen and Ann in Finland.

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 61 – Prehistoric Britain

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There are a lot worse things than traveling to Europe with a girl you don’t really know. On second thought….

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. Follow us on Facebook! You can also e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 60 – Another Second Chance

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Education is a tricky thing. I learned a lot when I became a father–so who was the teacher?

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 59 – The End: An Introduction

The end of Stephen’s first experience on Broadway demonstrates that the difference between hope and tragedy depends on when you choose to close the curtain.

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can buy Stephen’s new story (EXCLUSIVE to the e-book format) by going to stephentobolowsky.com and you can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
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Stephen practicing on stage at The Bell House

Stephen Tobolowsky’s book based on The Tobolowsky Files has recently hit the shelves, but he’s soon going to take a break from his intense book tour to join me in Seattle. Together, we’ll be performing The Tobolowsky Files live at the Moore Theatre on October 13th! If you have a chance, please come check out the show and say hi afterwards if you get the chance.

Seattle has always been extraordinarily welcoming of our podcast and our live show. Our show last January at the Neptune Theater sold out and our show at the Moore looks to be on the same track. If you’re available, I invite you to come join us. Buy tickets and find out more info by clicking on this link. 

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An Invitation to Join ‘The Dangerous Animals Club’

Those of you who’ve been listeners/supporters of /Film’s podcasts over the past few years have been witness to the creation of an idea, brought all the way to its fruition. From some loosely-formatted podcasts that first hit /Film a few years ago, “The Tobolowsky Files” has gone on to live performances and been picked up by Public Radio International. Today, the latest “chapter” unfolds: The Dangerous Animals Club, a literary adaptation of the first 25-or-so episodes of “The Tobolowsky Files”, hits shelves on bookstores all across the country. There’s also some new and different material in the book, so longtime listeners should definitely give it a look.

The book is available in hardcover at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and IndieBound, not to mention local bookstores everywhere. You can find an ebook version on Amazon KindleBarnes & Noble Nook, and at the Apple iBookstore (where it is already a Best of the Month pick!). I’d also encourage you to check out the audio book, performed by Stephen, at Audible. Use the referral link I just provided and our podcasts will get a nice boost. Moreover, Stephen’s started a blog for the occasion and as always you can find him on Twitter and Facebook.

Those of you who decided to give our quirky show a chance and who’ve listened to us from the beginning: thanks. It’s been amazing to go on this journey with you all.

Over two years ago, I made the following pitch to actor Stephen Tobolowsky: “Your stories are so good. I bet there are tons more stories where those came from. And I feel like if we don’t do something to preserve them, they’ll be lost forever. So, let me know if you want to do something to preserve them.” The subsequent project that resulted, “The Tobolowsky Files,” changed both of our lives. In addition to becoming a successful podcast, it has since led to sold out live shows, been picked up on several public radio stations, and spawned a book from Simon & Schuster.

Now Public Radio International, which distributes hit radio shows such as This American Life, has entered into an agreement with Stephen and I to produce and distribute a brand new radio show based on “The Tobolowsky Files.” The new show will feature many of Stephen’s great stories, but in a new, professional format that will make them more accessible than ever. I can’t say what the future will hold for our show, but our hope is that “The Tobolowsky Files” will be coming soon to a public radio station near you.

More details, plus the full press release, after the jump.
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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 58 – Gone

It often seems like our world vanishes before our very eyes.  But what is more amazing are the things that seem to reappear.

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can buy Stephen’s new story (EXCLUSIVE to the e-book format) by going to stephentobolowsky.com and you can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
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