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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

    You're not going to regale your grandchildren with stories about when you gave up. So don't give up. Unless you've changed your mind about what you want. You're allowed to do that, you know. The trick is to figure out when your goals have changed, and when your fears are getting the best of you. Listen Sunday, 11p Eastern.


    In the Blog

    Do you remember packing for college? I do. I remember my bed piled high with books and clothes and papers. So many papers. I went through every one, deciding what would make the cut. I didn’t realize it then, but that would become the routine. Forever...

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    On Twitter

    Sometimes the nicest thing you can do for someone else is to let him be nice to you.

    Kim Possible There is a trick to folding a fitted sheet, but you have to care first.

    If you don’t know what to do with your life, just pick a train and jump on. You can always switch seats later.

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