Conversations S2-E21 Abby Donnelly

June 22, 2018

June 20, 2018, Mike Dowler and guest cohost actress Sixx Orange welcomed actress Abby Donnelly! A native of Southern California, Abby's television debut came in 2012 as Peggy Cartwright on ‘American Horror Story.' currently stars as ‘Darbie’ opposite Olivia Sanabia and Aubrey Miller on Amazon’s ‘Just Add Magic.’ Based on a novel by Cindy Callaghan, the show centers around three friends who discover a mysterious book filled with magical recipes. With season 4 about to begin, ‘Just Add Magic’ has a 4 -Star “Great for Families” rating by Common Sense Media and has garnered multiple nominations.

Abby Donnelly likes to give back. She helps with donations to Alexandria House - a transitional residence providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelters to economic stability and permanent housing. To learn more about this organization at





Conversations S2-E20 Carly Peeters

June 11, 2018

Carly Peeters joined Mike Dowler and guest cohost actress Olivia Keville (Splitting Up Together) on ConversationsRadio 6/7/18. Carly is an actress and recording artist based in Los Angeles. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her family eventually settled in Southern California where Carly discovered her passion for dance and theater arts.

A successful actress, Carly recurs on 'Grey's Anatomy' and co-stars in 'A Cowgirl's Story' with Chloe Lukasiak and Bailee Madison and Pat Boone. You can also catch her in 'Little Loopers' with Boyd Kestner, Rob Marlow, Natalie Imbruglia and Jay Ferguson. She is also slated for a new CBS pilot currently in pre-production.

Carly is currently the reigning Miss Teen International 2017. She is the founder of the non-profit organization, Literally Literacy which promotes literacy through assisting to provide resources to underserved children.

On a recent trip to the Philippines, Carly worked with Yellow Boat of Hope to build schools and provide educational resources for children in need. She will be leaving soon for Nicaragua with BuildOn to build another school in Managua.

She just released her first single "Stuck On A Feeling" which is available on all music platforms. You can find links to all of Carly's music at


Conversations S2-E19 Nikolai Nikolaeff

May 27, 2018

Mike Dowler and cohost, actress, singer/songwriter Jesaiah Baer welcomed Australian born actor Nikolai Nikolaeff to ‘Conversations’ Episode 19 on 5/23/18!

Nikolai Nikolaeff began acting at the age of twelve. At sixteen, he landed a lead role in Australian tv show Crash Zone which led to roles in a number of children's television series and eventually led to roles in shows Sea Patrol, Power Rangers Jungle Fury and NBC’s ‘Camp.’

Nikolai can currently be seen in History Channel’s ‘Six’ and on Netflix catch him on ‘The OA’ and Marvel’s ‘Dare Devil’

Look for Nikolai Nikolaeff this July in the feature film ‘Mile 22’ opposite Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohen, and John Malkovich.


Conversations S2-E18 Olivia Keville

May 17, 2018

(5/16/18) Olivia Keville joined Mike Dowler and returning cohost, actress and singer Jesaiah Baer for Conversations Episode 18!

Texas born Olivia Keville currently stars in the ABC sitcom Splitting Up Together - Developed by Emily Kapnek and directed by Dean Holland. Olivia plays ‘Mae’ – the daughter of ‘Lena’ (Jenna Fischer) and ‘Martin’ (Oliver Hudson) – divorced but still living under the same roof so to speak.

Her love for acting started early. It was a production of ‘Annie’ that inspired her passion for musical theatre. Keville’s family recognizing her interest in theatre has supported Olivia every step of the way. Fast forward to 2016. While participating in acting workshops, others discovered her passion too and Olivia’s journey began.


Conversations S2-E17 Mike C. Manning

May 12, 2018

5/9/18,  Mike C. Manning  Joined Mike Dowler and cohost actress Casey Burke. Manning, got his feet got his feet wet in local theater. He caught the acting bug early on and continues even today to hone his craft as an actor and producer of both film and television. Known for his work in the Disney Channel Original Movie ‘Cloud 9’ and on MTV's ‘Teen Wolf’ Manning’s resume is impressive to say the least. Projects in the works include ‘Jinn’ directed by Nijla Mu'min ‘God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness,’ in theatres now and the Amazon mini-series Six Degrees of Separation. Mike Manning’s credits include: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ (CBS), ‘Major Crimes’ (TNT), ‘Crash & Bernstein’ (Disney XD), ‘Operation Cupcake’ (The Hallmark Channel) and the online series ‘Youthful Daze.’ Manning took to the stage recently opposite Rae Dawn Chong in ‘Climax’ at the Santa Monica Playhouse.

Mike is producing "Lost in America" (a film following the stories of homeless youth) with singer Miley Cyrus and Rosario Dawson. Mike has worked with many non-profit organizations throughout the country. He is on the board of Boo 2 Bullying along with actress Cassie Scerbo and a mentor and actor on behalf of the Young Storytellers Foundation.


Conversations S2-E16 Sope Aluko

April 2, 2018

Sope Aluko is a Nigerian-born actress and was raised in the UK. Sope portrays ‘Shaman’ in Marvel Studios’ ‘The Black Panther’ which opened in theaters in February 2018. Directed by Ryan Coogler, ‘Black Panther’ is one of just seven films to earn well over $600 million in the U.S. and thus far grossing over $1.2 billion worldwide.

Aluko has booked recurring roles on Netflix's Bloodline, NBC's Law & Order SVU and Parks & Recreation with guest appearances on USA Network's Burn Notice, Graceland and Lifetime's Army Wives. Sope will also be seen in Starz’s Counterpart later this season. In 2019, look for Sope to star alongside Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson in The Best of Enemies.
Her film credits include supporting roles in feature films like, Identity Thief, 96 Minutes, Grass Stains, The Good Lie, Pitch Perfect and more. You can catch Aluko in Marvel’s Venom set to release this October and come 2019 will be seen in Starz’s Counterpart.

Sope Aluko has a degree in Engineering and a master’s degree in Marketing. A mother of two, Sope splits her time between Miami and Los Angeles.


Conversations S2-E15 Caitlin Leahy

March 17, 2018

3/14/18, Actress and Model Caitlin Leahy joined Mike Dowler and cohost actress Conner Dwelly for Conversations S2-E15.
Caitlin is a Chicago native who came to Hollywood with a plan and things happened for her quickley.

Leahy currently stars as ‘Delilah’ alongside Taylor James and Billy Zane in Samson –  the Biblical tale of ‘Samson and Delilah’ which was filmed in South Africa and opened nationwide in February, 2016.

Caitlin played ‘Gianna Rossi’ in Aftershock/Afterburn based on books by ‘Sylvia Day’ which streams on PASSIONFLIX and can also be seen in such shows as HBO’s Eastbound & Down, FX’s Legion, Showtime’s Roadies (created by Cameron Crowe) and more. She has also modeled for Bentley Motors, Adidas, Chase Bank, Ritz Carlton, Honda, Schlitz Brewing Company and more.

Thanks again to Conner Dwelly for cohosting! Enjoy the podcast!

Leahy currently stars as ‘Delilah’ alongside Taylor James and Billy Zane in Samson –  the Biblical tale of ‘Samson and Delilah’ which was filmed in South Africa and opened nationwide February 16th.


Conversations S2-E14 Addison Agen

February 23, 2018

On February 8, 2018, singer songwriter Addison Agen - finalist from Season 13 of The Voice joined Mike Dowler and Ken Stacey for Conversations Episode 14. Addison remains grounded and focused on her career. With an upcoming album on the way, her successes will be many as she continues her journey. Fort Wayne, Indiana is blessed to have Addison Agen.

Special thanks to Ambrosia's own, Ken Stacey for cohosting!


Conversations S2-E13 Casey Burke

January 19, 2018

1/16/18, Mike and co-host actress Sixx Orange were joined by actress Casey Burke. Casey has enjoyed tremendous success in Hollywood and books consistently both in film and television. During the last four years, she has enjoyed playing the role of Cindy, Brick’s quirky Girlfriend on ABC's The Middle. The top-rated tv comedy is coming to an end after nine seasons – making it one of ABC’s longest running sitcoms. Her impressive resume’ includes appearances on TV shows like Big Time Rush, The Zeroes, Bad Samaritans. Her film credits include The Maiden and the Princess, After the Wizard, I-Doll and other film shorts. Recently, she was cast as Sarah Brown in her high school production of Guys and Dolls! She is a returning guest on Conversations who has co-hosted too.


Conversations S2-E11 Saxon Sharbino

December 1, 2017

On 11/29/17actress Saxon Sharbino Joined Mike Dowler and Sixx Orange for Conversations S2.E11. Saxon hails from Lewisville, Texas. She can currently be seen as Sarah Pearson on the Netflix series 'American Vandal' and also stars as Anka Keller on the Hulu original horror series 'Freakish. Saxon set her sights on an acting career at 9. Sharbino was cast as Amelia Robbins in the Fox series 'Touch' opposite Kiefer Sutherland. In 2015, Saxon played the role of Kendra Bowen in 'Poltergeist. Saxon will soon be seen opposite her Sister, Brighton and Lou Diamond Phillips in Urban Country. Saxon currently resides in Los Angeles.