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“Actors do life best,” a guest once told me, “because they understand it’s all make-believe.” I couldn’t stop thinking about that. So I asked acting and life coach Jane Brody to join me on the show to talk about it. When we finished recording we realized we had another several hundred hours of conversation in us. That’s how Doing What Works with Anderson and Brody was born. We hope the program will inspire you to think more deeply about your life.

Jane Drake Brody, who won a prestigious Casting Society of America award for her work on the Coen Brothers’ film Fargo, also cast films like Groundhog Day, To Sir with Love II, and many of Oprah Winfrey’s projects such as The Women of Brewster Place. She recently retired as Associate Professor of Acting at the highly rated Theatre School, DePaul University. Her two books -- Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience and The Actor’s Business Plan -- are considered essential reading for actors and directors everywhere. Jane maintains a busy coaching schedule where she’s transformed the lives of thousands of not only actors but “real people.”

I’m Maureen Anderson, and I’m excited about the next chapter of Doing What Works. Subscribe to the podcast, or check us out on a radio station near you.

And let us know what you think of the program. We’d love to hear from you! Thanks.

  • On the Radio

    How much time to you spend keeping up with, if not the Kardashians, other celebrities? I have more than a passing interest in some of them, and until this talk with Jane I thought, "Well, no harm." But maybe there is! It's a fun look at a serious topic.

    Listen Sunday at 11p Eastern.


    In the Blog

    Are you growing up?

    What is the point of conversation?

    Do you tell the truth?

    Do you believe everything you hear?

    There's more at the HuffPost!

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    On Twitter

    Pursue your dreams. Your life’s worth getting your heart broken a few thousand times. ~ via @MarthaBeck

    Megan Devine Looking for ways to help a grieving friend? Say their person's name. Share memories of your friend's person. Trying to work around the gaping hole that has opened in your friend's life doesn't help them.

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