Sarah Shahi (The L Word, Person of Interest, Reverie) actress, producer, former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, and mother of three, talks about choosing between being an actor and a neurosurgeon, why happiness can only exist in the present moment, and how Robert Altman convinced her to move to Los Angeles. Listen as she and Bridget discuss the mentality of trust-fund babies, believing that if you leap the net will appear – even if it takes years – and how being the daughter of an Iranian immigrant helped shape her discipline, attitude and femininity. Don’t miss her stories about getting rescued from a trailer by Quentin Tarantino, getting cast on The L Word and thinking “L” stood for “Love”, and how a baby chimpanzee kick-started her biological clock.

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Taras Coolidge

    This is the first episode I tried. It was quite entertaining and funny, and I plan to at least sample the previous seven outings.

     I am most familiar with Sarah Shahi’s work from her likable USA network show, Fairly Legal, where she made idealism sexy. She‘s an excellent actress, though I didn’t know about the 800-watt personality until I listened to this podcast. I will certainly look forward to her next project. 

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    • November 23, 2018, at 9:43 AM PDT
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  2. Leslie Watkins Member

    I also greatly enjoyed this podcast. I caught the first fifteen minutes or so of Bridget’s earlier podcast featuring Steve Howey, who I also am a big fan of, having discovered him by watching syndicated episodes of Reba, long after it left network television. And then, I found out that he’s married to Sarah, who I watched with the same kind of lust as Bridget’s lesbian friends, inasmuch as I too am gay and, unfortunately for Sarah, part of her older fan base (ack, I’m 65!). I found her to be the most natural-acting member of the cast. She never appeared to be aware that the camera was running, much less fixated on her. I don’t know how much is real and how much is smoke and mirrors, but she sure made her love scenes seem genuine. But I also have to say I do not think it is just the reality of seeing lesbian characters onscreen that makes the L Word so compelling for many of us. I personally think it’s because the women are beautiful in a crowd-pleasing way, thereby revealing a sexy hotness that lesbians feel with each other but which is not usually telegraphed by us regular looking folks. (I felt nothing of the same rush for The Real L Word. I’ve been to that bar.)

    I just want to add that I’m very glad Ricochet is willing to broadcast a conservative podcast where people are allowed to curse like real people. Not all of us have romantic memories of so-called Beltway civility before the election of Donald Trump and, instead, feel we have been lied to in lovely ways for decades. A pox on all of their houses. I’ll take a raunchy cuss word over phony platitudes any day.

    Best of luck, Bridget, in all your endeavors. You’re the kind of woman I want to see as president, someone who’s made it on her own terms and not a public service toadie like Hillary, who never spoke the unvarnished truth until she lost.



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    • November 23, 2018, at 11:56 AM PDT
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  3. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Very high energy. Lot’s of fun. (And it earns the “explicit” warning.)

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    • November 24, 2018, at 9:41 PM PDT
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  4. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Sarah Shahi on an audio podcast?

    What’s next? Mozart in performed in Morse code?

    (I think you said that you will only have people on your podcast who inspire you. How about the rest of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders?)

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    • November 25, 2018, at 2:56 AM PDT
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    Sarah Shahi on an audio podcast?

    What’s next? Mozart in performed in Morse code?

    (I think you said that you will only have people on your podcast who inspire you. How about the rest of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders?)

     Where USA Network actresses are concerned, it’s very clear Prince Harry could have done a lot better! 

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    • November 25, 2018, at 10:04 AM PDT
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  6. Mark Alexander Lincoln

    Definitely one of your best podcasts yet, Bridget. Yours is one of my guilty pleasures. Smart, funny grit. What a great combination. Thanks.

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    • December 4, 2018, at 11:07 AM PDT
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