You Had To Be There #80: Rider Strong


This week, Nikki and Sara report from sunny LA where they’ve been busy killing on Conan, writing for the Creative Arts Emmys, and tackling their first red carpet. Soon Rider Strong drops in and describes life in the 90s when you’re deluged by fan mail. You may know Rider best as Shawn Hunter from Boy Meets World, but nowadays he’s a full-fledged DIY director and a successful one at that: he and his brother are currently developing the feature version of their TriBeCa Film Festival-featured short The Dungeon Master. Rider explains how and why he worked to break out of an easy typecast rut and transition to a more creative and meaningful career. The conversation later veers from favorite modern TV to kissing for an audience, but it all just works on this brisk and positive episode.

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