The inspirational podcast is based on Towne’s acclaimed Performer’s Mindset workshops and features all-new illuminating longform conversations with NAACP Image Award Nominee and Queen Sugar showrunner Anthony Sparks, Grammy Award-Winning producer Arnie Cardillo, Emmy-nominated actor and Grammy Award-Winning musician Malcolm-Jamal Warner and more
Los Angeles, Calif. (November 18, 2021) – The Better Podcast with Joe Towne Season 1 returns today, November 18 with six all-new episodes and will feature illuminating longform conversations with today’s industry leaders. Guests include NAACP Image award nominee and showrunner, Anthony Sparks (QUEEN SUGAR), Grammy award-winning producer Arnie Cardillo, Emmy-nominated actor, director and Grammy award-winning musician Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Emmy award-winning producer Liza Katzer (TED LASSO, HBO Max’s HEAD OF THE CLASS) and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein (MAMBA MENTALITY). The show aims to explore all the ways in which we can achieve success on our own terms, how we can lead more present and mindful lives and quite simply – how to be better humans.
First up on the podcast’s return, Joe and guest Anthony Sparks focus on his beginnings in theatre at Williamstown, the Public Theatre and for five years in the Off-Broadway smash hit Stomp! Sparks shares how the lessons he learned, both on stage and auditioning out in the world, inspired him to take a more active role in the projects he would choose to be a part of and later create into existence, collaborating alongside Ava Duvernay and creating his own shows for Blumhouse TV.
The show’s first season launched earlier this year with a slew of leading industry professionals including Emmy award-winning Pac-12 host Yogi Roth (CW’S ALL AMERICAN STORIES), Lino DiSalvo (FROZEN, PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE), author & former creative executive for Nike, Kevin Carroll, frequent Tom Petty & Leonard Cohen collaborators, The Webb Sisters and James Beard nominated author and renowned olive oil sommelier, Pamela Sheldon Johns. The Better Podcast is inspired by Towne’s own acclaimed workshops for actors, athletes and creatives known as The Performer’s Mindset, which has been toured nationwide and showcased at top colleges and universities including USC, UCLA, George Brown College and beyond.
New episodes of The Better Podcast with Joe Towne will premiere on Thursdays via Anchor.FM and can also be heard on most major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio Podcasts, Castbox and Tune-In.
ABOUT JOE TOWNE
Born in upstate NY and raised on Long Island, Joe Towne’s professional journey as an actor and creator includes a storied career in theater, with roles in a Star Wars Trilogy recap featured on BBC Radio and performed for George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch, Mr. Pink in Edinburgh Fringe Fest’s highly rated production of Reservoir Dogs and opposite Rebel Wilson in the New Line feature film, Isn’t It Romantic.
In 2018, Towne launched The Performer’s Mindset to complement actors and creators of all types with proven mindset tools and techniques to take their work to the next level, while helping relieve stress and burnout. Through his mindset coaching, Joe hopes to encourage the next generation of actors, athletes, broadcasters, and corporate professionals to bring awareness and purpose to life’s biggest moments.
ABOUT THE BETTER PODCAST WITH JOE TOWNE
Inspired by Joe Towne’s own acclaimed workshops for actors, athletes and industry creatives, The Better Podcast with Joe Towne features longform interviews with leading experts across film, television, sports, science, and music on the road to success, the tools and techniques it takes to reach the next level, celebrating progress within one’s own personal journey and uplifting those around them in the process. Towne’s mindset coaching touches all parts of our everyday lives, including daily habits, physical and mental health to career goals.