This story is a part of , our podcast that includes interviews with actors, artists, celebrities and artistic varieties about their work, profession and present obsessions.
Author and producer Phil Rosenthal describes himself because the luckiest man on this planet. It is not as a result of he created the favored sitcom All people Loves Raymond. And it is not as a result of in 2000, he directed President Invoice Clinton in a humorous video for the White Home correspondents’ dinner. It is as a result of Rosenthal hosts the journey and meals collection on Netflix named Anyone Feed Phil, which for me looks like a dream job.
In every episode, Rosenthal travels to a special metropolis all over the world to expertise its individuals, sights and meals. Season four of Anyone Feed Phil landed on Netflix in October 2020, and watching it throughout a, when most individuals cannot journey, is a bit surreal. It nearly seems like a sci-fi story that takes place in an alternate actuality. Nevertheless it’s the present’s escapism that actually captivates. And on the middle of all of it is Rosenthal, who’s our touring everyman. He is a surrogate for many people who wish to have the experiences “Phil” is having.
On CNET’s I am So Obsessed podcast, Rosenthal explains the distinction between a journey host like Anthony Bourdain, who he views as a superhero, and himself.
“I figured there may be extra individuals on the market who, like me, watch Bourdain and go, ‘He is superb. I am by no means doing that.’ And but, there needs to be some sort of journey present for them,” mentioned Rosenthal. “What do I would like out of a trip? Nicely, I would like a lodge with a mattress and a pillow. I would like meals that I acknowledge as meals and never bugs, that are issues that we do not essentially eat.”
Throughout our dialog, he explains how his brother, a producer on Anyone Feed Phil, likes to push Rosenthal out of his consolation zone. He additionally shares what it was like engaged on All people Loves Raymond, and the complexity of directing an energetic US president in a comedy video.
Take heed to my whole dialog with Rosenthal on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. You’ll be able to watch all 4 seasons of Anyone Feed Phil on Netflix. Additionally, you’ll be able to subscribe to I am So Obsessed in your favourite podcast app. In every episode, Connie Guglielmo or I meet up with an artist, actor or creator to find out about work, profession and present obsessions.