Episode 21

Actress Christina Elizabeth Smith (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Grey’s Anatomy) is also a dancer, animal activist, writer, and always a student of the world. Inspired by the teachings of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung, she has dedicated her life to make positive changes through her passion of storytelling. She discusses why it’s our responsibility to be a dog’s best friend, how a plane ride resulted in Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and how she’s raising awareness about an issue in the rape investigation process that you’ve probably never heard of.



  1. Take charge of your own destiny.

  2. If you think you're too small, just imagine sleeping with a mosquito in a closed room.

  3. We're responsible for domesticated animals, and we need to take care of them.





Follow Christina on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Christina’s film and TV show appearances

Watch her short film, Pretext

Watch Deathly, starring Alan Ruck

More information on pretext calls

What’s a rammed earth home?

Uta Hagen, legendary theatre actress


Milton Katselas, founder of Beverly Hills Playhouse

Diana Castle’s The Imagined Life

Director Mickey Keating

New Yorker’s article of Jordan Peele's Get Out

The making of Cesar & Ruben The Musical, Ed’s play about Cesar Chavez

Classic comedies - Mary Tyler Moore Show, I Love Lucy

The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), iO West

Joseph Campbell, mythologist and writer

Carl Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist

History of domestication of dogs

Why we shouldn’t breed dogs

Humane Society

Find a no-kill animal shelter near you

Joseph Campbell on honoring animals and the web of life

Cousin Sal, Eric Immerman

Edge Performing Arts Center

Eleanor Coppola on her BTS documentary of Apocalypse Now

Eleanor Coppola on directing at 80 years old

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media - See Jane

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Actress Kathleen Wilhoite singing

Theresa Rebeck, playwright


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