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.

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.

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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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Stephen prepares to leave his family for Broadway. Along the way he learns some unexpected lessons from his past about the future.

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 auditions for Broadway: A morning of terror, an evening with a lap dancer, and an unexpected discovery of where a lifelong dream comes from.

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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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 55 – The True Arena

Stephen learns about acting from a horse. Winning and losing may not be how you play the game but if you can, figure out where the arena is.

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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The conclusion of the heart story trilogy.  Stephen finds the missing time from the recovery room. It comes with a message he didn’t expect and will never forget.

Come see The Tobolowsky Files LIVE in New York and Boston!

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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Part Two of the Open Heart Surgery Adventure. Some journeys are best enjoyed without actually having to reach the destination.

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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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 52 – The Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon. In history or literature it was the act that couldn’t be undone. I just couldn’t remember if it was at the beginning of the story or the end.

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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Creativity is risky. But it can save your life.

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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