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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
  • Front Row Classics is thrilled to bring you a special conversation with Mr. Michael Feinstein. Michael is a renowned pianist, singer and historian. He's also the definitive Ambassador for the Great American Songbook.
  • 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!
  • Christian Blauvelt returns to Front Row Classics to celebrate one of the greatest homefront films of World War II. Brandon and Christian discuss 1943's The Human Comedy. The movie, based on an original screenplay by William Saroyan, was made at the peak of MGM's powers during the days of the studio system. Mickey Rooney delivers an Oscar nominated performance alongside a top notch ensemble cast. The film is a perfect mix of sentimentality and the reality of war on the homefront. Both Brandon and Christian hope this discussion will lead listeners to re-discover this underappreciated gem.Christian Blauvelt is an entertainment journalist, who serves as the managing editor of leading film and TV industry website IndieWire. He regularly appears on CBS New York to give previews of upcoming films and awards season analysis; has hosted films on Turner Classic Movies; and has presented at South by Southwest and San Diego Comic-Con. Blauvelt is the author of books including, "Hollywood Victory" from TCM and Running Press. He lives in New York City.
  • The Front Row Network reviews Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
  • Front Row Classics is happy to welcome Scott McGee! Scott is a senior director of Original Productions at Turner Classic Movies. He joins Brandon to discuss his newest book, "Danger on the Silver Screen: 50 Films Celebrating Cinema's Greatest Stunts". The book takes a look at the storied history of stunt work and the men & women who pioneered this artform. Brandon and Scott discuss key films in the evolution of stunt work and some of the greatest stars who brought them to the screen."Danger on the Silver Screen" is available from Running Press and Turner Classic Movies wherever books are sold.Scott McGee is a senior director of Original Productions at Turner Classic Movies. He is also a programmer for TCM’s annual film festival and the lead programmer for the TCM Classic Cruise, and has been a presenter at many of TCM’s past festivals and other industry conventions.
  • We are beyond thrilled to welcome Pete Werner to Beyond the Mouse. Pete is the host of the Dis Unplugged, he also co-owns Dreams Unlimited Travel and the real estate company Moving to Orlando. Pete is one of the main content creators that inspired us to begin our podcast four years ago. We chat the origins of the Dis, also his efforts to raise money for Give Kids the World and his thoughts on the current Disney leadership. After that we dive into DVC, as Craig is thinking it might be in his future. This conversation was a ton of fun!
  • On this special episode, Steve interviews Lillie Lainoff, author of the new novel, "One for All," a gender-bent retelling of "The Three Musketeers." But there's one more twist to the story: Like the protagonist in her book, Lillie has Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Listen in as Lillie tells how her disability has challenged her personally and professionally.
  • Front Row Classics is thrilled to welcome Turner Classic Movies' host, Ben Mankiewicz. Ben has been an on-air host for the channel since 2003. Our interview covers his background in both film and politics. You'll also learn about some of his most memorable interviews during his tenure with TCM. Brandon and Ben also have fun discussing the pros and cons of classic film fandom.
  • 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!
  • Friend of the podcast Lana Love returns and brings along a friend, brilliant body paint artist Trina Merry, to discuss SXSW, walking around Austin (mostly-ish) naked, performing, the importance of laughter, and body positivity.