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Why I‘ll Never Make It
Why I‘ll Never Make It
Patrick Oliver Jones

Actors and creatives share insightful stories of the challenges and struggles they have faced in the performing arts. We discuss their personal... more

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Episodes

Blake Stadnik from ”This Is Us” Doesn’t Let His Disability Stop Him Onstage or in Life

Season 7 premiere with Blake Stadnik from NBC’s This Is Us. He opens up about being a visually-impaired performer as... more

30 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
Welcome to Season Seven!

Join me for another season here on Why I’ll Never Make It with great guests from theater, television, film, and... more

23 Jan 2023 · 2 minutes
Bettering Our Mindset with ”Dr. Drama” Alisa Hurwtiz, PsyD (REWIND)

An encore presentation of my conversation with Alisa Hurwitz, also known as Dr. Drama for her blending of psychology and... more

16 Jan 2023 · 42 minutes
Bettering our Acting Training and Practice with Brooke Macnamara (REWIND)

An encore presentation of a conversation with psychologist Brooke Macnamara, focusing on the 10,000 Hours Rule and its implications for... more

10 Jan 2023 · 55 minutes
A Look Back at 2022

A look back at the ups and downs of the past season as Why I’ll Never Make It turns 5... more

28 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
Angela Lansbury and Her Bumpy Road to MAME on Broadway

Special Episode - The unlikely audition story of how Angela Lansbury was cast in MAME, the show that would give... more

21 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Jeremy Stolle Shares 15 Years at Phantom of the Opera and the Struggles He Faced Getting There

Conversation with Jeremy Stolle, discussing his 15 years performing in the longest-running show in Broadway history, Phantom of the Opera.

12 Dec 2022 · 56 minutes
Simon Tam and The Slants Battle Asian Stereotypes and the Supreme Court

Conversation with the founder and bassist of the all-Asian rock band The Slants on combating racism and the fight for... more

05 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
Ben Curtis Found Fame as the Dell Dude But Found Himself as the Wellness Dude

Conversation with Ben Curtis, the Dell Computer Dude and actor, who shares his journey from fame to failure and milestones... more

28 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
Elaine Romanelli Battles Criticism and Self-Doubt as a Singer and Songwriter

Conversation with singer/songwriter Elaine Romanelli about her how she handles the self-doubts and criticism that come with being a performer.

21 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
Why I‘ll Never Make It
Blake Stadnik from ”This Is Us” Doesn’t Let His Disability Stop Him Onstage or in Life
Why I‘ll Never Make It