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Craig McFarland

Front Row Network Host

Craig is a Co-host of Beyond the Mouse, the Disney themed podcast from The Front Row Network. He is also Associate Editor-in-Chief of The Front Row Network. He began podcasting in 2015, and can be heard on over a hundred Front Row Network episodes. 

  • In a different kind of interview, Craig speaks to Julie Ratz about the upcoming performance of ROCKBALLET coming to the Springfield area on August 20 which will take place at The Springfield Muni. We discuss how the music of Queen was chosen for the ballet. Julie talks about how Copper Coin Ballet Company sees itself as a company that can unite arts organizations throughout Central Illinois. It is a wonderful conversation about a great local arts group!
  • Howard Berger is an Oscar winner and an Emmy winner for his work in makeup over a forty year career in Hollywood. One of his first projects was "Aliens," and since then has become a fixture in special effects makeup especially in the area of creatures and monsters. Howard won his Academy Award for "The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Craig gets a chance to ask him about his prolific career as well as some inside stories about his work with Quentin Tarantino and Sam Raimi. They also talk about the role of mentorships in Hollywood. Howard gives Craig his thoughts behind serving as one of the makeup and hair stylists to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Hello all you Lasso fans! We are so excited to bring you our conversation with Emmy nominee, Nick Mohammed. This is a conversation where we dive into all things Lasso, including some hints on where Nate might be heading in season three. He also gives us insights into how he played Nate Shelley over the first two seasons of the show. We also discuss Nick's career outside of Ted Lasso, speaking to him about his TV show Intelligence and his new film Maggie Moore with Jon Hamm and Tina Fey. Nick is such a kind and talented person, this was quite the chat. We hope you enjoy!
  • Craig had an excellent opportunity to catch up with the showrunners behind the new Disney Channel series "Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion," Leo Chu and Eric Garcia. This team has been creating together for a decade going back to their time developing "Afro Samurai." They open up about their creative process and discuss the writing and creative growth of "Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion." It’s a fun conversation digging a bit deeper into what it takes to bring a show to series.
  • We were delighted to be invited to a recent press junket in preparation for the release of "Physical" season two on Apple TV+. Craig was able to preview some of season two as well as interview the show's creator Annie Weisman. She provided insights on where we will find our characters as they move throughout season two, and what messages she is hoping to convey to the audience. Next, Craig caught up with actress Dierdre Friel, who plays Greta in the series. She explains how she relates to her character and talks about the onset chemistry between her costars. Catch new episodes of "Physical" on Apple TV+ beginning June 3.
  • Meet me in St. Louis! Craig was given the great opportunity to speak with director/podcaster Kevin Smith. The two speak about Kevin’s experience at comic conventions ahead of his appearance this weekend at FanExpo St. Louis. Kevin and Jay Mewes will have a special show Saturday night after the comic con wraps up for the day. Craig also asks Kevin about his upcoming comic line Secret Stash Press with Dark Horse Comics coming out this fall. It is a really fun conversation in preparation to what will be an excellent weekend!
  • Hello all you Lasso fans! We are delighted to bring you this interview with Lasso composer Tom Howe. Tom is a prolific composer having over 90 credits to his name on IMDB. We get a chance to speak to him about his favorite moments in Ted Lasso, as well as how he came to write music for the show. We also dive into his work on The Great British Baking Show and so much more!
  • We are thrilled to bring you our interview with prolific Sci-Fi author, John Scalzi. Craig and Mike chat with John about his upcoming release, "The Kaiju Preservation Society." Set for release on March 15, this new stand-alone novel is signature Scalzi, bringing humor and wit to the world of kaijus. We also talk his previous works, including "The Old Man's Warseries" as well as "Red Shirts" and others. Scalzi provides insights into his writing process, and even compares Sci-Fi to his favorite dessert.FEATURING: Craig McFarland and Mike Anthony
  • Annabelle Reeder is a young filmmaker whose short film "The Baking Competition" was recently featured at the Route 66 International Film Festival. Craig McFarland spoke with Reeder about how she got into filmmaking and her plans for the future.
  • Hello fellow Lasso fans! Boy oh boy do we have an incredible episode to bring you today! We're taking a one-week break from our Season 1 rewatch to bring you an incredible conversation with Isaac McAdoo himself, Mr. Kola Bokinni. We're talking so many things in this special interview including who is the best footballer on the cast, what has he been doing during the pandemic, his incredible episode of "Black Mirror," and what he might be thinking for his career after Lasso. We can't wait for you to hear this amazing conversation with our Richmond team captain! It's the best part of your week — it's Lasso time!