What’s not to like?
The preamble at the beginning of each episode can tend to go a bit too long, but still always engaging and entertaining interviews
One of my favorite podcasts ever
This podcast was not on my radar until the Marc Maron interview, when I became an instant fan. So glad I found it. Now I’m hooked!!
The Theodore Roosevelt of Podcast Innovators
The dulcet tones of Josh Horowitz’s voice occupy a special spot between my ears with Marc Maron, Terry Gross and Ira Glass. His deep knowledge, provocative questions and profoundly absurd humor place him alongside this Mount Rushmore of Podcast Innovators. A must!
Such a fun podcast
Love this podcast…Josh is the best!!
Josh I want to be your best friend! You always make me feel like I am best friends with you and whoever your guest is. So intimate and fun and makes me want more. Loved these interviews most. 1. Sam Heughan 2. Ralph Macchio 3. Brett Goldstein Thanks!
Great podcast with great interviews
I really enjoy Josh’s interviews, he is a fan who does his research and makes each individual interview his own.
Best Interviewer in the Industry
Pretty much whenever you see a big movie-related headline in the news, you can bet that it came from Josh’s Happy Sad Confused interview. He asks all the questions you could ever want an interviewer to ask, which invariably makes it a very satisfying listen. Even if Josh is interviewing someone you may not know or be super interested in, the conversation is always fascinating and worth checking out. Could not recommend Happy Sad Confused more!!
Dr. Pigbert, PHD
Josh always has the best guests!
I really enjoy listening to your podcast. Happy Sad Confused is my favourite podcast. From the moment I hear Daisy say, “Prepare your ears, humans,” I feel excited and know I’m in for another treat! I listen every week when I’m cleaning and doing my laundry and sometimes at night if I can’t sleep or my eyes are too tired to read or stream a series. Love your guests, especially recurring ones. So happy to hear Brett Goldstein. Ted Lasso is a phenomenal comedic and heartwarming show. Thanks again! Keep up the good work and here’s to a great new year of Happy Sad Confused!
Josh is the BOSS
Josh has connections all over the entertainment world and has the best guests on his podcast. Josh is a great interviewer who asks thoughtful, non ‘run of the mill’ questions that are high in entertainment value. Thanks for the content Josh!
It’s so fun to listen to the conversations the guest have with Josh Horowitz—he comes to the table well-prepared and knowing his stuff, but remains relaxed and normal when engaging his accomplished guests. They are disarmed and the result is that we get to listen in on an unguarded conversation, and bear witness to an easy, friendly chat: highly unusual to see in today’s society, when stars are often heavily “spun” by PR agents, interviews edited to be sensational or trite or overly promotional, etc. Josh is the opposite. Honest, casual, smart.
Intelligent, respectful, and human, with the perfect balance of depth and fun
Josh is a true professional who really knows his stuff when it comes to the movie-making world, and his personal connection with many of the actors and filmmakers he interviews makes for a relaxed but focused atmosphere where people open up not only about their careers but their lives and humanity as well. Josh is great at asking intelligent, thoughtful questions that go so much deeper than the typical interview questions actors and filmmakers usually answer, and it leads to some really beautiful insights and stories that get to the heart of these interesting people’s lives. It’s clear that Josh’s enthusiasm in these interviews comes from a genuine place of love and passion for the filmmaking world, and the contagious energy he brings makes for a truly enjoyable and comfortable place to spend an hour of my day.
Stop Saying Spirit Animal
Josh, stop saying that Michael Shannon is your spirit animal. It’s cultural misappropriation unless you are American Indian/Indigenous American. Listening to you fanboy over everybody that you interview is enough. But that faux. pas is unacceptable.
Best actor podcast
Without a doubt. Josh is an absolutely awesome interviewer. Really smart questions and the guests often remark on it and feel his care and genuine love of film and acting.
Could have more ladies
Noticing a disparity between male and female guests. Not sure the cause, but would love to hear from more diverse actors.
You should update the cover of the podcast, not that it's not good rn but just change the actors!!🤷🏻♀️
I love it, but I really need
I love your podcast but you really need to have Florence Pugh as a guest
ericel castro arismendy
How do I become Josh when I grow up?!
I enjoy the interviews and applaud the thoughtful style, but am appalled at the uneven representation between sexes. About 7;1! Women comprise 50* % of the world—give them equal playing time. It’s boring to hear from so many men being interviewed by a man—you’re only catering to one segment of the listening population—mix it up (and you’ll have more listeners)!
Barry Bro 55
I started listening to this podcast as a big Tom Huddleston fan, but now listening as a pure fan of the show. Josh is honest and respectful, and have good sense of humor and I like to feel that the interviewee is enjoying their conversation very much, as Josh has done good amount of homework and asks good questions. I also listen to this as brushing up my English. The conversation is interesting and real, which makes me want to be able to talk English better.
My absolute favorite podcast. Josh is the best interviewer and interviews some of my all time favorite actors. I’ve even started getting into film and theater just for the sake of the art, beyond the entertainment aspect, due to some of the conversations in this podcast. It’s even a motivation tool because I only let myself listen when I’m doing chores lol (#lifehack)
This is Great
Love to see what you’re doing here. Keep going!
One of my favorite movie podcasts. You can tell how much Josh loves movies and really creates an intimate space for his guests. It kinda feels like you are just hanging out with these people, which I think is the best type of podcast. My only tiny nit would be for Josh to not over explain his questions, it undersells him and the guests and some times the guests end up misinterpreting the question.
Love this Podcast!
You’ve had Daniel Radcliffe, you’ve had Rupert Grint, now PLEASE have Emma Watson!!!! P.S David Yates would be amazing too!
My favorite new podcast
Lots of great interviews
A good podcast with interesting interviewees becomes annoying to listen to when the host feels the need to make totally unnecessary political comments that add absolutely nothing. Keep it to yourself please.
Nitwit who bought a fitbit
Michael Mann Interview Was 💯
Been on a Michael Mann kick recently and absolutely loved the HSC interview with him!
Fun, easy to listen to, and surprisingly insightful. Much more than just celebrity talks!
Gracious with Grillo
You always do an honest interview!
Jo St Nick
Absolutely love this show!
Josh is always so entertaining, and asks questions that most host don’t. Always looking forward to the next episode ❤️
The Christopher Nolan episode was amazing! Thank You
M. H. Jafarian
Josh is incredible. He's funny, grounded, passionate, and so engaging. There's so much you love about these conversations. Can't stop listening.
You have a very interesting and humble style of presentation.
It is unbearable to listen to your voice.....stop it.
Love the podcast josh but can you keep your political views to yourself. I mean I still listen but I can’t stand you talking about your political Biden views. Therefore I kindly ask you not to talk about what may be the end of the world with Biden if trump loses legal battle he has to win even if you can’t see that and probably won’t. Other than that excellent pod.
Wow, I love this podcast. Big shoutout to the hosts for bringing quality content to my daily life! ♥️
I just love LOVE this podcasts it keeps me entertained
Seriously becoming addicted to Happy Sad Confused. Josh Horowitz is an engaging, knowledgeable, entertaining host who respects and enjoys his guests and what they do; he manages to bring out the best in them and they clearly enjoy sharing with him - which really makes for interesting, laugh-out-loud listens! Thank you!
Why is there reverb on this podcast?
Every episode sounds like they’re in a cave, who thought that would be a good idea? Good show but podcast engineers, leave your reverb and delay at home for when you’re making music
4 more years
I have an MFA in Documentary Film and a BS in Sociology, and I am conservative. This podcaster believes that despite my education and years of theatre experience, I’m incapable of appreciating art.
Sad to go
I have been a fan of Josh’s since his days of interviewing the Twilight cast. I love his knowledge of film and the questions he asks. Sadly, I have to leave the podcast after being a long time listener as Josh feels it is necessary to give his political opinion in an entertainment podcast. People tune in to these shows for a break from news and events for a moment of escape. I feel he needs to think about his audience and why they tune in to his type of podcast. Alienating a percentage of the audience is not a good idea. I won’t argue politics here because this isn’t the place for it- much like his podcast is not. Deleted the podcast today from my library. Sad to go.
Always great guests and great interviews. Anyone who is interested in acting or film/TV will love this podcast.
My first crush! I love his humor, his brilliance and above all his work! Thank you for such a wonderful podcast! The vanilla tootsie roll and the giggle were Priceless!
Josh, stay on this topic, amazing talk.
How did i not know!
I am not great at going wide on things- i’m a delver : ) But, i’ve been listening to pods since they began, and just found this one this weekend. What an absolute Treasure!!!! Thank you
So, I was checking out some podcast and stumbled into this. Seen they had a Woody Allen interview , wow that's exclusive since Woody is reclusive! Problem being could hear the host loud and clear. Woody sounded like he was talking from three rooms away! Why release this when you could hardly hear the guest????
Always great, except for one thing
Love the podcast, great interviews as always. My only complaint is the echo that’s applied to every interview in post. There’s no need for it! It’s extremely distracting and doesn’t enhance the audio experience at all.
I couldn’t get through all of his “umm”s and turned off after 2 minutes. Maybe I’ll try another listen when umm, I’m so actively listening, umm.
Wish there were more episodes
Josh is the only familiar “press” face I can stand. His longevity in the field, rapport with literally everyone in Hollywood, his cinema and filmmaking savvy, and his genuine passion that rides the perfect line of fanboy without being cringey, is why I adore this podcast. No one will EVER provide a better interview with your favorite Hollywood star. I frequently go back and relisten to old ones just because I’m so sad there aren’t more. My favorite podcast hands down.