Real Ones is a weekly podcast hosted by Jon Bernthal that gives the microphone to the most interesting, authentic people living on the front lines of the big issues of our time. From cops to gang members, soldiers and doctors, activists and first responders, actors and musicians, you’re going to hear from people who aren’t pushing any agenda other than honest, open dialogue.
What transpires, is revelatory, funny, and at times heartbreaking – delivered by people you’ll feel an immediate connection to.
We’ve tackled topics including incarceration, religion and fanaticism, politics, the pandemic, personal redemption, PTSD, storytelling, humor, and Hollywood. Jon tackles each interview with his trademark openness – telling about himself so his
guest feels comfortable sharing their stories. Our guests include big names like Pete Davidson and Shia Lebouf; but we thrive on the stories you don’t hear, told by people with lived experiences they can share.