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Front Row Network

At The Front Row Network, we're the entertainment site for people who ACTUALLY LIKE movies, television, video games and all other manner of pop culture. We have over a dozen different shows that all bring a unique subject matter and perspective to the world of entertainment. Check them out one or all and we'll see you in the front row!

Latest Episodes
  • We are thrilled to welcome Laura D'Asaro, Rose Wang and Heather Alexander to talk about their book series "Eat Bugs." Inspired by the incredible true story of two friends who landed a deal on Shark Tank. Sixth-grade students turned entrepreneurs are on a mission to save the world, one bug at a time, in this fun and empowering illustrated novel filled with facts! Vanessa and Anna chat with them about their experience on Shark Tank, as well as their business "Chirps Chips" and how they started their company.
  • The Front Row Network reviews Cowboy Bebop
  • The Front Row Network reviews Netflix's "Tick, Tick... Boom!"
  • 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!
  • Front Row Classics welcomes bestselling author Scott Eyman to the podcast this week. Eyman is one of the premier writers on the subject of classic Hollywood. Brandon sits down to discuss Scott's newest book, "20th Century-Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio". The book covers the entire history of the studio and its founders. The conversation between Brandon and Scott covers the highlights of the studio's history and the many personalities that gave Fox its unique identity. It's an informative hour that will surely inspire you to go back and rediscover the 20th Century Fox catalog.
  • Bret Iwan is best known as the voice of Mickey Mouse, but he is also a Disney fine artist and he has designed a line of clothing for the Walt Disney Company. He spoke with the Beyond the Mouse podcast about his time in Central Illinois and how he unexpectedly found himself auditioning to be the voice of the world's most famous mouse. He also shared his love of restoration projects and had the podcast hosts wondering "Is there anything Bret Iwan can't do?" Join the Beyond the Mouse podcast for this special interview to celebrate the 93rd birthday of Mickey Mouse!
  • Jeremy Goeckner of the Front Row Network reviews "Passing" on Netflix.
  • Front Row Classics celebrates Veterans Day with a special interview. Brandon welcomes award-winning journalist Christian Blauvelt to discuss the time Hollywood helped win World War II.
  • “Kindness matters…final answer.”We are thrilled to bring you our conversation with Yvette Nicole Brown. Not only has she been a mainstay on Disney+, actually she introduced Disney+ to the world at D23 Expo 2019, but she is also a huge Disney fan! It is so much fun to chat with her about the upcoming second season of "Big Shot," as well as getting just a bit of insight into "DisEnchanted." This interview truly feels like a conversation amongst friends and fans of all things Disney. We hope you enjoy!FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford and Vanessa Ferguson
  • Front Row Classics kicks off November with a special conversation. Brandon recently had the pleasure of speaking with George Stevens Jr. Mr. Stevens is the son of legendary director, George Stevens and forged his own way by becoming one of the premier champions of film and the arts. He is the founder of the American Film Institute, which has helped to advance the art of film for over 50 years. Stevens was also one of the driving forces behind the Kennedy Center Honors, which has become a national tradition. We also discuss Stevens's career as a producer and author, including a preview of his memoir, which will be released in May. Join Brandon as he sits down for an hour with this true hero of film.