This week, you get Taylor all by herself as she discusses one of her favorite shows- SNL! Listen as she chats about her experience going to SNL, the process behind the live show, and some interesting facts about SNL. Tune in now!
Another Effin' Podcast About Sitcom is four friends, Mo Laikowski, Stan Laikowski, Luke Ward and Dan McInerney, watching sitcoms and carefully pulling all the joy out of them. This week, they're watching the "Andy and April's Fancy Party" episode from Parks & Rec.
On this week's Talkhouse Podcast we've got a couple of friends who both happen to have new but very different projects out this month: Amber Tamblyn and Mac McCaughan. Tamblyn is an actor-writer-director-poet-activist with a wildly diverse resume. She may be best known for roles on Joan of Arcadia and Two and a Half Men, but that's only the tip of a pretty incredible iceberg. She's written well received books of poetry—including 2015's Dark Sparkler. She directed the 2016 film Paint it Black, which features a score by today's other guest. She's one of the founders of the Time's Up movement and the author of a book about feminism and activism called Era of Ignition. And now she's starring the FX/Hulu adaptation of the comic book Y: The Last Man, in which every man on earth suddenly dies—except one. It's pretty awesome so far, and she's great in it. Mac McCaughan also wears many hats, chiefly as singer-guitarist of the long-running band Superchunk and co-owner of the righteously vaunted independent record label Merge. During the pandemic—after suffering a sort-of writer's block—McCaughan wrote and recorded a solo album, though he didn't exactly do it alone. The Sound of Yourself features a bunch of guests that Mac wrangled over the internet—one of the only good uses for that damn thing—including Mackenzie Scott of Torres, Michael Lerner of Telekinesis, and many more. It's a quietly contemplative record that mixes McCaughan's perfect pop with some more ambient instrumental passages—something he and Tamblyn talk about in this podcast. Elsewhere in this lively conversation, we get to hear about how Mac and Amber didn't quite cross paths during the pandemic, when he graciously loaned his house to Amber, her husband David Cross, and their young daughter. They also chat about writer's block, and whether that exists, what it was like for Tamblyn to play an ultra-conservative in Y The Last Man, and their other recent projects, which include the score for Amy Poehler's movie Moxie (for Mac), and a bunch of new books (for Amber). They also connect about ambient music and the sheer power of Bob Mould. Enjoy. This episode was produced by Melissa Kaplan, and the Talkhouse theme is composed and performed by the Range. See you next time!
Return with us to Camp Firewood for the 20th anniversary of the cult classic directed by David Wain and starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, Amy Poehler, and Bradley Cooper. We discuss the history of summer camps in America, the universality of summer camp experiences, and riffs on camp movies and summer crowd-pleasers. Plus, Allen does not know the lyrics for Jason Mraz's "The Remedy," Ben doesn't know who won at the 1980 Summer Olympics, and as always, we run down our favorite American moments. And Allen shares a heartfelt tribute to the late Norm Macdonald. (recorded September 14, 2021) References: "The Way We Live Now: Questions for David Wain and Michael Showalter; Camping it Up" (New York Times Magazine, August 5 2001) "Summertime Switch - 1994 ABC Family Movie" (YouTube) "Jason Mraz - The Remedy (I Won't Worry) [Official Video]" (YouTube)
From Macrame to designer handbags, to bougie or not to bougie? Rants from listeners this week cover the trustability of co workers to being totally taken advantage of and under appreciated at work while working tirelessly through the pandemic. What the What Corner is the Star nosed mole that has Dana going crazy over the sensitivity of its appendage. Weirdo of the Week Corner is a real life Goldilocks, a rapper who had a golden hair implant. Rave #1 is the show Making It, with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, where the best makers from around the country take on a series of handmade projects they must complete in their own unique way. Rave #2 is Love, Tito's from Tito's Vodka and their commitment to donating $1 million dollars to local community oriented non profits. Making It - https://www.nbc.com/making-it Love, Titos - https://www.titosvodka.com/love/
I'm so excited to share this week's episode. My guest is Adam Kingman, the most recently titled Master Maker. It's fun to hear all about behind the scenes of the show, of course. But the goal of this interview is to help YOU be a winner, too. By taking away ideas and inspiration you can apply to your business. So, let's meet Adam, the winner from Season 3's “Making It” show hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. Adam is an industrial designer and creative director from Lake Tahoe. Growing up, the mountains were his playground, influencing his stewardship of the planet and resourcefulness of craft. With recycled and retired materials, Adam is a modern-day MacGyver, using design thinking to create simple, intuitive solutions. Outside of work, Adam loves to write stories, direct short films, and explore the Sierras. Adam believes we're all just kids at heart and imagination is our finest resource. His dream is to be a Disney Imagineer and someday a design professor. BUSINESS BUILDING INSIGHTS Enjoy the process. Do things because http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/marlena (you love it), regardless of the outcome. Good design does not only satisfy function, it also makes you feel things. There has to be an element of surprise. There also has to be something emotive and there has to be a story. Believe in yourself. There's no reason success can't come to anyone - including you. Believe in yourself enough to take the action and see what could happen. Do not get in the way of your own opportunity. Ideas in your head are invitations, they're opportunities to create. Share ideas you have because somebody might resonate with it Creative Insights From The Master Maker Everybody thinks so uniquely. Don't dismiss your first idea. It's often just waiting to come out. Write down everything you know to discover what you don't. Start with what you know. You don't need to know every single detail to take that first step. Trust your gut. If you have http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/mayaliberman (an idea you love), go for it! We know what we love and that exists in our http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/lanahorton (memories). So how can you pull from your memories to create something special? Follow your vision even if you don't know how the end result will look. Develop your "Brain Rolodex." All the things you are inspired by and the ideas you have are all in your Brain Rolodex. Get used to looking back to see if something you thought of will work with your current project. Start with the emotion and then work backward. Simple can be more than enough. Being you is enough. Resources Mentioned https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (Join the Facebook group to add your listing to The Buzz Book (free)) Adam's Contact Links http://adamkingman.com/ (Website) | https://www.instagram.com/adamkingman/ (Instagram) | https://www.youtube.com/c/AdamKingman (YouTube) Join Our FREE Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (Become a Member of Gift Biz Breeze) If you found value in this podcast, make sure to subscribe so you automatically get the next episode downloaded for your convenience. Click on your preferred platform below to get started. Also, if you'd like to do me a huge favor - please leave a review. It helps other creators like you find the show and build their businesses too. You can do so right here: https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (Rate This Podcast) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gift-biz-unwrapped/id986323267 (Apple Podcasts) | https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5naWZ0Yml6dW53cmFwcGVkLmNvbS9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Q=&inf_contact_key=f00b9b282a6156da6dc2e642eb167c2f680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1 (Google Podcasts) | https://open.spotify.com/show/380HmeoVquMHRzOepaoF0s (Spotify) Thank you so much! Sue Know someone who
Kevin and the Mayor of Chickentown are back from Atlanta with a full report on DragonCon, where they joined all the masked and vaccinated nerds for a long silly Labor Day weekend. They had a busy schedule of panels, presentations, and events, and our discussion includes: The Suicide Squad, Smallville, Doctor Who, Pennyworth, DragonCon mead, Saturday Morning Live Roll-a-Panel, Classic Sci-Fi Court, burrito detectors, Fargo, John Scalzi, Louis Gossett Jr., Howard the Duck ribbons, The Geek Girls Run, A Discovery of Witches, The Justice Society of America, the Battle of the Fictional Bands, pizza pie with Kate from Strange Animals Podcast, Kevin's Digital Media panel mishap, and a million Loki variants everywhere you look. But the highlight for us was spending time onstage and offstage with Land of the Lost's original Will and Holly, Wesley Eure and Kathleen Coleman. (And an actual Sleestak too!) Hopefully the world will be less horrifying in time for DragonCon 2022, but meanwhile the geeks figured out how to make it work. Also this week: Happy Birthday to Amy Poehler, and the only part of 1988 that Kornflake remembers is Kylie Minogue. The Flopcast website! The ESO Network! The Flopcast on Facebook! The Flopcast on Instagram! The Flopcast on Twitter! Please rate and review The Flopcast on Apple Podcasts! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our music is by The Sponge Awareness Foundation! This week's promos: Earth Station Trek! But First, Let's Talk Nerdy! Doctor Geek's vaccination PSA!
Water: From Amy Poehler to the Wet Prince people may have wasted so much water that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are taking part in a no bathing PSYOP. Yes these are words.BOOSIE: The unofficial Jim and Them mascot Boosie is always on his grind from Boosie Bash to his new MOVIE! Yes Boosie has a movie coming out and there is a trailer!Chet Hanks: From Boosie to Chet, a part 1 for the books as we catalog the two new Andy Kaufmans to try to find out where the bit ends and the person begins.AZKABAN!, 17 YEAR OLD GIRL!, DAVE!, TWEETS!, SPOOKY SEASON!, HOLIDAY SEASON!, HALLOWEEN!, PATREON!, NOT A PROBLEM TO DO A SHOW A WEEK!, CURSE!, COMMENTARIES!, AUDIO ONLY!, GIFT SUBS!, BOASTY!, TITANS!, JAKE SPRAGUE!, YOUTUBE STAR!, POKEMON!, LOVABLE SCAMP!, PERSONALITY!, FICKLE!, UCB!, PAY PEOPLE!, AMY POEHLER!, WATER USAGE!, WET PRINCE!, CHOMO LEGEND!, WATER PSYOP!, ASHTON KUTCHER!, SHOWERS!, BATHING!, BOOSIE!, MASCOT!, KING OF JIM AND THEM!, LIL NAS X!, HOMOPHOBIA!, MANIAC!, MIND OF THE MANIAC!, REALITY SHOW!, BOOSIE BASH!, FOR US BY US!, FUBU NETWORK!, ON DRUGS!, CORONA MASK!, PRISON LASAGNA!, SHRIMP!, JALAPENOS!, BOOSIE'S GIFT!, SCAREZONE!, MY STRUGGLE!, MOVIE TRAILER!, PIMP C!, C-MURDER!, WEBBIE!, MOVIE OF THE YEAR!, LOOKS ASS!, KUBRICKIAN!, DIRECTING!, WHERE'S MJ!, HOLIDAY MOVIE!, BEHIND THE SCENES!, CINEMA VERITAS!, CHET HANKS!, INTERVIEW!, JAMAICAN VOICE!, HONESTY!, THE BIT!, CHANNEL 5!, ALL GAS NO BREAKS!, ANDREW CALLAGHAN!, TOM HANKS!, CORONAVIRUS!, VACCINE!, GROWING UP!, BROKE!, 900,000!, STAND UP!, WHITE BOY SUMMER!, FREESTYLE!, ANDY KAUFMAN!, SELF AWARE!, IN ON THE BIT!, SOCIAL MEDIA!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!
We talk musical improv with improviser, Christine Chan! Christine has some super fun stories to tell about being an NBC page, going from publishing to entertainment after college, interning at Nickelodeon and UCB, dancing with Amy Poehler and the stars Broad City, sweet stories about who the kindest celebrities are, and more before delving into the nitty gritty that is musical improv. It's a fun chat! Twitter: @ThereItIsPod, @JasonFarrJokes Instagram: @ThereItIsPod, @JasonFarrPics Facebook: @ThereItIsPod Subscribe to our comedy newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/e22defd4dee2/thereitis
This week on Every Rom Com, we’re finishing up our Summer Romance Series with a trip to camp! We’ll talk about an all-star comedic cast including Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper and so many more. We’ll appreciate the many meta moments and tropes that are satirized in this absurdist comedy. And Serena will share some of her experiences as a former camp counselor as we dive into the cult classic David Wain and Michael Showalter film, “Wet Hot American Summer.” Note: This episode does not have a spoiler-free section. 0:00-9:26 Introduction, Summer Camp Experiences 9:26-19:39 Trailer, Basic Info, Interesting Facts, General Opinions https://ew.com/article/2011/06/24/wet-hot-american-summer-crazy-story-behind-cult-classic/ 19:39-31:20 Cast & Crew In-Depth 31:20-38:43 Opening Credits, Wet Hot American Summer as a Satire/Meta Commentary, Overview of the Movie, Opening Scenes 38:43-1:00:10 Coop, Katie, Andy & Lindsay 1:00:10-1:10:43 The Camp Director & The Astrophysicist 1:10:43-1:20:05 Victor, Neil, and Abby 1:20:05-1:26:43 The Theater People 1:26:43-1:31:30 Ben & McKinley 1:31:30-1:37:52 Gene the Cook 1:37:52-1:42:36 Gail, the Arts & Crafts Counselor; The Radio Kid 1:42:36-1:53:08 Other Notable Scenes: Planning the Reunion, Going Into Town, Cleaning Up, The Big Game, Final Scenes 1:53:08-1:58:21 How it Compares to Real Life Camp, What Characters Do You Relate To?, Favorite Subplots/Couples 1:58:21-2:03:33 Wet Hot American Summer as a Jewish Summer Camp Movie, The Prequel & Sequel Series in Brief (No Spoilers) https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/its-going-to-be-a-wet-hot-summer-again https://www.yahoo.com/now/why-wet-hot-american-summer-200950849.html 2:03:33-2:10:10 Double Feature Recommendations
Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph to Host "Baking It" at Peacock. Thank you. Please enjoy, watch, and listen to find out. Thank you. Enjoy and please subscribe. Thank you. Watch This Episode Here:https://youtu.be/XiwbRRVT6oAVideo Upload Schedule:Mondays: Entertainment, TV, Movies, Occasional 2nd Video Wednesdays: Wrestling Fridays: Entertainment, TV, Movies, Occasional 2nd Video???? Subscribe Here: http://bit.ly/2gHZFohRead more on Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph Hosting "Baking It" at Peacock Here: http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2021/08/24/maya-rudolph-and-andy-samberg-set-as-hosts-of-peacocks-new-holiday-baking-competition-series-baking-it-693415/20210824peacock02/Hosted, directed, edited, and produced by: Leigh Dickey for Leigh Dickey Media #AndySamberg #MayaRudolph #BakingIt#BakingItPeacock#NBC#NBCPeacock#AmyPoehlerFollow The Fun on Social Media:???? Website: http://www.leightdickey.com???? More Content: https://linktr.ee/leightdickey???? Get in Touch/Business Inquiries: LEIGHTDICKEY@GMAIL.COM???? Subscribe to Leigh Dickey TV on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2gHZFoh???? Beats and Speaks Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/bxoZzIRO???? Yo, Nostalgia: https://link.chtbl.com/7Qy7Isjj???? Pinfall - A Pro Wrestling Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/Ws9igxEg???? Leigh on Wrestling Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/38a6CW9???? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeighTDickey???? Facebook Group :https://bit.ly/3xqLt4p???? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leightdickey???? Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeighTDickey???? TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@leighdickeytvAbout Me:Leigh Dickey | Host, Comedian, Actor, Voice Over Artist, and Producer.Hi there,Welcome to my channel. My name is Leigh Dickey, and I am a host, comedian, actor, voice over artist, and producer. I have spent my life in front of audiences, on camera, on air, and in recording studios.On Leigh Dickey TV you will find, stand up and sketch comedy videos, product reviews, vlogs, commentaries, podcasts, and so much more. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to comment, like, share, and subscribe. Thank you.Featured Music Track: "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)"Written, Produced, and Performed by: Leigh DickeyRegistered to Leigh Tenebro-Dickey through SOCAN/BMI(C) Copyright 2017, Leigh DickeyBuy "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes) on LEIGHTDICKEY.COMtinyurl.com/y5669f7pBuy "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)" on iTunes/Stream on Apple Music: https://itun.es/ca/BBLkkbBuy "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)" on Amazon:https://goo.gl/sbiEftBuy "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)" on Google Play: https://goo.gl/9sGKl4Stream "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)" on Spotify: https://goo.gl/cCIvkU(C) Copyright 2021, Leigh Dickey and Leigh Dickey Media
Another Fun Friday Pod you johns. This week covers being backstage at a comedy special, inspiring advice from Amy Poehler, the yin and yang of being dejected or inspired by the vast reality of the universe, and NASA's sick gun that blows up asteroids. Pretty tight.Follow me on Insta: @dannypalmernyc@thedannypalmershow Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thedannypalmershow)
This is the Season 4 Premiere episode, and is hitting the ground running! I have a shiny new logo for the podcast, as you will notice with the updated podcast art icon. My guest is Melanio Gomez, a finalist Maker on the NBC TV show, Making It . The Season 3 finale aired last week, August 26th, and 4 finalists competed with their final make of the Shed Hack. Melanio shares his creative background that ultimately prepared him to be a maker on Making It. We also chat about his experience on the show, working alongside other talented makers, showing completed projects to the judges and how the hosts, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman kept everyone laughing. Find more details about this episode on my podcast blog page at MakeandDecorate.comJoin my Mighty Networks Group, Make and Decorate Friends , a private group with no ads or algorithms. Post your makes and chat with a community of creative friends.INSTAGRAM: @stephanie.socha.designWEBSITE: http://stephaniesochadesign.comEMAIL: email@example.comYOUTUBE: Stephanie Socha DesignSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/makeanddecorate)
Movie for next week: SignsWe breakdown the Amy Poehler-directed coming-of-age film! Plus, ALL of what we watched during our hiatus! Remember, follow us on the social medias and send us questions/topics you want us to cover in future shows!Instagram: @lets_get_criticalcriticalTwitter: @letzgetcriticalTime Stamps:What We Watched This Week: 1:50MOXiE Discussion: 45:08Songs: "My Travelog On Globalization and the Human Experience," & "Goodwill Hoodie" by Trashbag Ponchos
This week The TV Boys sit down to discuss the TV Hall of Fame icon, Alan Alda. Whether acting in the role of Hawkeye or being himself on PBS he's always a fan favorite. *We had some audio issues this week, part of the growing pains of new tech, we should have things back to our normal perfect clarity next week.*
In this episode, Ian brings on one of his good friends, Lindsey MacDonell on to settle the debate between two similar, often compared, and (mostly) universally loved shows: The Office and Parks and Recreation. Since Lindsey and Ian are enormous fans of BOTH shows, they settle the debate by discussing 11 different facets of the shows (including which show had the better theme song, which show had the better finale, and a Michael Scott vs. Leslie Knope debate), giving a definitive win to one or the other in every respective category, thus determining which show wins out in the debate.Go to Rolling-Acre.com and use the promo code "StrongWords" to get $10 off your next order!Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @IanStrongWords. You can also email the show at StrongWordsPodcast@gmail.com.Don't forget to like, follow, subscribe, leave a rating, write a review, and share the social media posts and spread the strong words! Please and thank you!
Spain tries to pick up the pieces of her life after the Cubs' fire sale. She and Fitz discuss a very busy MLB trade deadline and whether baseball should be cancelled from here on out. Plus, Westbrook to the Lakers, Olympic Quickies, an injured quarterback and a clueless wide receiver. NY Times baseball contributor Scott Miller on the MLB trade deadline, former pitcher-turned artist Blake McFarland from NBC's "Making It" on hanging with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, and Title Nine's Missy Park on the USWNT's fight for equal pay. And Spain's husband Brad from TheHeckler.com stops in for a Wellness Check.
Director David Wain thought his career was over when ‘Wet Hot American Summer' bombed at the box office in July of 2001. 20 years later, the film has become a full-blown comedy classic thanks to the exploding celebrity of previously unknown cast members like Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler and the fierce dedication of fans who made sure it would live on forever. On this very special episode of the podcast, Wain reflects on the wildly difficult process of putting the movie together, reveals some of the future stars who didn't make the cut and how its initial failure and ultimate success has affected his prolific career as a comedy director. Follow David Wain on Twitter @davidwain and Instagram @davidwainFollow Matt Wilstein on Twitter @mattwilsteinFollow The Last Laugh on Instagram @lastlaughpod Highlights from this episode and others at The Daily Beast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to the first edition of the Chick Flix Film Club! A programme presented by She Sources and Making It: Women in Film, airing the first Monday of every month. This month we are talking about Moxie (2021, dir. Amy Poehler, av. Netflix) and Yes, God, Yes (2019, dir. Karen Maine, av. Netflix) - both dramedy-coming of age movies with girls in the lead. One is about being introduced to feminism and building a movement, the other about discovering and exploring ones own repressed sexuality and sensuality as a woman in a religious environment. Every month, we want to take a deep dive into so-called "feminist films" and discuss whether or not they hit the mark. So are these two movies feminist? Let's find out! (Spoilers ahead) Timestamps: 00.06 | Moxie discussion 37.20 | Yes, God, Yes discussion Next month's movies: Jennifer's Body (2009, dir. Karyn Kusama) and Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020, dir. Cathy Yan). This film club is hosted by Emma Stern, Lauren Piskothy, Malin Evita, and Lauren San Miguel. Follow them on Instagram at @SheSources_ and @MakingItWomenInFilm. Websites: shesources.co & womeninfilm.co.uk. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/makingitwomeninfilm/message
The boys are back with episode 98! As they get closer to the conclusion of Throat Culture in its current format, they lament Bill Cosby's prison exit, discuss pee stream killings, and debate the cocksure-ness of Nick Cannon, DMX, and Ray-J. Later they break down the Movie of the Week (Wet Hot American Summer). They gush over this movie being a huge comedy influence, the casts megastardom now, the best scenes, favorite characters, and much more! Happy 4th, yall!
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we welcome the return of Making It, the crafty, punny competition show hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. While episode 1 of season 3 contained maybe more crying than we had expected, it still had plenty of very cool crafts to admire. Next: Episode 2, now with even more makers.But on Veronica Mars, there wasn't much to admire except the return of Leo (now an FBI agent with a jacket full of snacks!) and his uncomfortable hang-out with Logan. There are a lot of characters (and plots) we're sick of, and it's only been four episodes. Next: Episode 5, "Losing Streak."
PODCAST TIIIIIIME!This week we welcome Lucas from Partial Credit Podcast to our bunk house.How old is Juicy Fruit? What the hell is a Skylab and how many cases of Leprosy were reported in the States last year?---Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 American satirical comedy film directed by David Wain from a screenplay written by Wain and Michael Showalter. The film features an ensemble cast, including Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Michael Showalter (and various other members of the sketch comedy group The State), Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper (in his film debut), Amy Poehler, Zak Orth, and A. D. Miles.The film takes place during the last full day at a fictional summer camp in 1981, and spoofs the sex comedies aimed at teen audiences of that era.The film was a critical and commercial failure, but has since developed a cult following, as many of its cast members have gone on to high-profile work.---Partial Credit is not your average education podcast...It has a twist. What's the twist?Ah - we should have thought about that. Crap.Listen to Partial Credit at https://open.spotify.com/show/5jlkXvGBJZdySfvzCaElZI?si=73TvGC7mTIWPRotCQUIfHg&dl_branch=1Follow them on Twitter at @creditpodThis Pride month we are supporting LGBT Youth Scotland by donating 10p for every download of the pod in June. LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland's national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country.if you would like to make a donation, you can do so through their website at: https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/donate/Don't forget to follow us on the socials:Twitterhttps://twitter.com/100thingspodInstagramhttps://www.instagram.com/100thingsfilm/Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/100thingsfilmSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/100things)
On this week's show, we... celebrate 50 years of Joni Mitchell's Blue blow your mind with the Celtic prog-metal majesty of Gerard Smith's Lullabies in an Ancient Tongue spend quality time with Lucy Dacus' superlative new record All this & much, much less! Debts No Honest Man Can Pay is over 2 rock-solid hours of musical eclectica & other noodle stories. The show started in 2003 at WHFR-FM (Dearborn, MI), moved to WGWG-FM (Boiling Springs, NC) in 2006 & Plaza Midwood Community Radio (Charlotte, NC) in 2012, with a brief pit-stop at WLFM-FM (Appleton, WI) in 2004.
It's real Rich White Lady hours as Nadia and Tony watch this 2008 Lorne Michaels production, driven by charming performances, a stacked cast, and a script that, if you think about it for more than five seconds, is actually horrifying in its casual classism. Nadia celebrates the Most Italianx Band of All Time. Tony ruins your opinion of Amy Poehler. Our theme song is "S K A D R E A M" by Jeff Rosenstock; Jeff's music is distributed under a Creative Commons license and available at quoteunquoterecords.com . This week's outro music is Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" as covered by YucaCholo.
Kandice Martellaro is a comedy writer and performer based out of Los Angeles. She has worked on a variety of branded content for the comedy website Funny Or Die and she has worked on internet videos for Legendary Digital including Nerdist, Geek and Sundry as well as Amy Poehler's Smart Girls. Kandice has written for National Lampoon's The Final Edition podcast, Kian and J.C.'s live tour titled “Don't Try This at Home,” the horror/comedy, Stan Against Evil on IFC and Hulu.
To podcast or not to podcast, that is the question. Welcome back to this very Shakespearian episode of Not A Bomb. On this week's show, Brad and Troy are joined by Cameron Sauer to discuss the sequel to the greatest tragedy of all time - Hamlet 2. That's right, 400 years later Hamlet gets its proper sequel starring Steve Coogan and Elisabeth Shue. A darling at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Hamlet 2 was purchased by Focus Features for a staggering 10 million dollars. Sadly, released as a summer film, Hamlet 2 was quickly forgotten and failed to recoup its production budget. The Shakespeare bug completely grabs the podcast this week as the gang also tackles Kenneth Branagh's 4-hour epic Hamlet, which also happens to be a theatrical bomb. This is basically just an excuse to rave about Kate Winslet's performance as Ophelia.Hamlet 2 is directed by Andrew Fleming and stars Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Amy Poehler, David Arquette and Elisabeth Shue. If you want to leave feedback or suggest a movie bomb, please drop us a line at NotABombPod@gmail.com. Also, if you like what you hear, leave a review on Apple Podcast.Cast: Brad, Troy, Cameron
con·fi·dence / noun / the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust. Amy Poehler [Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation] sits down with Brie and Jessie to discuss confidence. Later in the episode Jessie asks three kids, Oona, Calvin and Story, how they feel about this week's topic.Follow Learning Lots on Instagram, Twitter & LinktreeFollow Brie Larson on Instagram & TwitterFollow Jessie Ennis on InstagramFollow Amy Poehler's Smart Girls on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we took a soothing voyage on the Queen Mary with the Steven Soderbergh movie Let Them All Talk. Nothing really happened, but we still enjoyed watching the ocean go by with Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen, and Dianne Wiest. Mentioned: Tim Brayton's review of the film at Alternate Ending.Over in not-at-all soothing Neptune, California, the Veronica Mars writers tried to make us believe the bomber had been identified. But we've been watching for four seasons now and we knew that couldn't be true. Next: Season 4, episode 4, "Heads You Lose." And we'll enjoy the return of the crafty competition show Making It, hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Thursday nights on NBC.
This episode is sponsored by Geeklery, the small batch fandom jewelry brand of your dreams. Make sure to follow them @geeklery because their small batch collections change often!This week I am losing-my-mind excited to chat with Leslye Headland.Leslye Headland is an Emmy-nominated writer, producer, and director. She began her career writing and directing the SEVEN DEADLY PLAYS series, including Bachelorette and Assistance, which both had successful runs in New York. Bachelorette was the basis for her directorial film debut starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Rebel Wilson. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. Most recently, Leslye served as writer, director, and showrunner for Netflix's acclaimed series RUSSIAN DOLL (co-created by Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler), which was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and nine Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the latter of which it won three. Leslye is currently working on the STAR WARS series THE ACOLYTE for Disney+ and serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner. She is also currently directing and executive producing the Freeform pilot, SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE written by Simone Finch, executive produced by Jenni Konner, and starring Sofia Black-D'Elia, Ally Sheedy, Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington, and Garrick Bernard. In addition to Star Wars and Single Drunk Female, Leslye has signed a multi-year, overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios to create, develop and direct series for network, cable and streaming platforms. We fangirl about Star Wars being a religion and what it's been like to work with such amazing properties and creative geniuses.To keep up on Leslye's latest projects, be sure to follow her @veryleslyeheadland and @leslyeheadland. Have a great week, and stay nerdy!Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, Galaxy Gear Boutique, NW Nerd Podcast, LoganArch, and Karen Hallion.If you enjoyed this episode, you might love the rest of our episodes! Click here to browse the archives. Join our Patreon for bonus gifts and content!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/sartorial-geek. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When people talk about movies based on books, the often say the book is better than the movie. But what if it wasn't. Is it okay to admit that the movie is better than the book? And what could cause this to happen? Listen as Lacy and Shellie discuss this topic while bringing up their favorite examples. Books and Films Mentioned The Children of Men by P. D. James (1992 book) Children of Men directed by Alfonso Cuarón (2006 film) The Cider House Rules by John Irving (1985 book) The Cider House Rules directed by Lasse Hallström (1999 film) Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897 book) Bram Stoker's Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1992 film) Nosferatu directed by F. W. Murnau (1922 film) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1861 book) Great Expectations directed by Alfonso Cuarón and cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki (1998 film) Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land (2019 book) Maid (upcoming 2021 Netflix tv series) Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (2015 book) Moxie directed by Amy Poehler (2021 film) Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (1992 book) Jackie Brown directed by Quentin Tarantino (1997 film) Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847 book) Wuthering Heights directed by Peter Kosminsky (1992 film) Bonus Books or Film Mentions Girl in a Band: A Memoir by Kim Gordon (2015 book) Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein (2016 book) L7: Pretend We're Dead directed by Sarah Price (2016 documentary) The Punk Singer directed by Sini Anderson (2013 documentary)
Kelly Leonard spent most of the 90s and 2000s as an executive producer at the world famous Second City improv theater in Chicago. He is personally responsible for hiring Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, and Steve Carell. He also wrote the book Yes, And…, a book on creativity and collaboration in the workplace, based on lessons from improv comedy and Second City.In this conversation, Kelly talks us through Second City's Pivot into virtual improv performances during the 2020 pandemic. We learn about the difference between improv and spontaneity, how to gain agency over our emotions, a brilliant exercise you can do to achieve clarity and mental calmness in difficult times, why he describes COVID as a period of “sway,” and of course, he teaches us the “yes, and…” principle.This was a blast, and a perfect way to close out an absolutely wild year of Pivot stories.Connect with Kelly:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klsecondcity/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-leonard-he-him-his-b8495047/Podcast: https://www.secondcityworks.com/podcastWatch instead of listen: https://beyondnetworkingpodcast.com/kelly-leonard/
This episode is a Behavioral Grooves first: we bring you our first ever joint podcast! Mid-way through the episode the tables turn and our guest interviews us! Our guest is the amazing Kelly Leonard, host of the great podcast called “Getting to Yes, And…” presented by Second City Works and WGN in Chicago. This unique conversation with Kelly, Kurt and Tim gives us a glimpse of the people behind the podcasts. It is a light-hearted, raw conversation scattered with some really personal, touching stories about challenges each of them have faced in their lives. For over 30 years, Kelly has worked at Second City Improv - in all capacities moving up to Executive Vice President. He's worked with some of the most unforgettable and influential comedians on the planet, such as Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Keegan Michael Key, Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler! His book, "Yes, And," received rave reviews in Vanity Fair and the Washington Post. But what we really wanted to talk to Kelly about was his work as executive director of insights and applied improvisation at Second City. He now co-leads a new partnership with Booth School at the University of Chicago that studies behavioral science through the lens of improvisation. Their mission is to use humor and empathy, interactivity and dialogue, to elevate conversations and inspire people to perform better. Kelly talks to us about what improv actually is. He believes it's fundamentally different from comedy and says many people tell him that improv training changed their life. He likens improv to “yoga for your social skills”! We discuss Kelly's concept of “Yes, And”. So often as humans, our default setting when asked to be involved with something, is to do nothing or say no. But our regrets are almost always about the things that we didn't do. He describes saying “yes, and'' as a little nudge. And he has some innovative ways of sharing this idea through improv exercises Kelly has discovered that real value is added to the “Yes, And” approach by adding a final step called “Thank You, Because”. Those are the words that help bridge a gap between us and someone else we fundamentally disagree with. By thanking someone for sharing information, their “fear brain” isn't triggered, and they feel gratitude. The “Because” part forces us to find something in what they've said that is true for both of us. We then have some space to stay in the conversation together. Our conversation with Kelly then flips! And for the first time ever on Behavioral Grooves, the interviewers become the interviewees! We delve into the behavioral science work that Tim and Kurt are passionate about; negativity bias and how to overcome it, talking to our emotions and naming our fears, the 4-Drive model of Motivation, as well as how to improve really dull work meetings! Kurt and Tim tell us the “yes, and” story of how the Behavioral Grooves podcast actually started! And Kelly shares how an office fire was the spark that ignited his podcast journey. In this unique episode you will learn what makes these 3 great podcast hosts really tick and what techniques and exercises they use to stay positive, grateful and what they've learnt by saying “yes, and”. Topics We Discuss in This Episode (3:36) Welcome to Kelly and speed round questions (5:00) What is improv? (10:32) The concept of “Yes, And” (17:15) Obstacles as gifts (20:08) Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset (21:46) “Wish” - a resilience exercise (23:36) Kelly talks music (26:56) Switch! Kelly welcomes Tim and Kurt (27:09) Negativity Bias (29:06) Talk to the emotions (31:23) How writing connects with your emotions (36:44) How Kurt started his business (37:03) The 4-Drive Model of Motivation (39:25) How Behavioral Grooves and Getting To Yes, And podcasts started (42:18) Meetings suck! How can we improve them? (44:29) Emotional safety at work (52:30) Who do Kurt and Tim REALLY want as a guest on their podcast? (59:42) Kurt and Tim's Yes, And stories (1:04:18) Grooving session Links Kelly Leonard: https://www.secondcity.com/people/kelly-leonard+ Second City: Secondcity.com “Getting to Yes, And” Podcast: https://www.secondcityworks.com/podcast Art In An Instant: The secrets of improvisation https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/lifestyle/science-behind-improv-performance/ The Big Short Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Short_(film) Richard Thaler https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Thaler The Second Science Project https://www.secondcityworks.com/about/research-insights Nicholas Epley “Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want” https://amzn.to/34M4GRM Tim Harford “Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives” https://amzn.to/34JN9dc Kurt Nelson PhD, Communicating To Your Team During A Pandemic https://medium.com/@kurtnelson_84317/communicating-to-your-team-during-a-pandemic-insights-and-tips-for-leaders-rooted-in-behavioral-aebd938d0310 Devon Price PhD “Laziness Does Not Exist” https://amzn.to/3cqZl6Z “Getting To Yes, And...podcast with Devon Price PhD” https://www.secondcityworks.com/podcast-posts/guest-dr-devon-price Tim Houlihan “The Benefits Of Pre-industrial Revolution Life” https://www.behavioralchemy.com/news-1/2020/5/19/the-benefits-of-pre-industrial-revolution-life David Byrne “American Utopia” https://americanutopiabroadway.com/ The 4-Drive Model. “Employee Motivation: A Powerful New Model” https://hbr.org/2008/07/employee-motivation-a-powerful-new-model Jane Dutton University of Michigan “Compassion at Work” https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/145016032.pdf Liz Fosslien “No Hard Feelings: Emotions at Work and How They Help Us Succeed” https://amzn.to/3v2LhXF Episode 120: Covid-19 Crisis “Emotional Impact Of Wfh With Liz Fosslien” https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/c-19-crisis-emotional-impact-of-wfh-with-liz-fosslien/ Kimberlé Crenshaw “Intersectionality” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality Amy Edmondson “Psychological Safety” https://hbr.org/2021/04/what-psychological-safety-looks-like-in-a-hybrid-workplace Adam Alter “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked” https://amzn.to/3iuzAX0 Episode 204 “How Shellye Archambeau Flies Like an Eagle” https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/shellye-archambeau-like-an-eagle/ Joann Lublin “Work-Life-Sway” https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/mckinsey-on-books/author-talks-joann-lublin-on-lessons-for-working-mothers-their-families-and-their-employers# Alan Alda https://aldacenter.org/ Daniel Kahneman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kahneman Barry Schwartz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Schwartz_(psychologist) David Byrne https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Byrne Robert MacFarlane “The Lost Words” https://amzn.to/35dxmnj Tina Seelig at Stanford University https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Seelig Episode 67 “George Loewenstein: On a Functional Theory of Boredom” https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/george-loewenstein-on-a-functional-theory-of-boredom/ John Sweeney https://bravenewworkshop.com/author/sweeney/ Katy Milkman “How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” https://amzn.to/350WJbK Episode 220 “How Do You Become Influential? Jon Levy Reveals His Surprising Secrets” https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/how-to-be-influential-jon-levy/ Musical Links Django Reinhardt “Three-Fingered Lightning” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQhTpgicdx4 Keith Jarrett “If I Were A Bell” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr42YR4rHbE Taylor Swift “Cardigan” from Folklore album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-a8s8OLBSE Taylor Swift “Willow” from Evermore album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsEZmictANA Lake Street Dive “Obviously” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0XOy0XjKIg Switched on Pop Podcast https://switchedonpop.com/ Neil Young “Harvest Moon” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2MtEsrcTTs David Bowie “Lazarus” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8
New Merch: http://badfriendsmerch.com Thank you to our Sponsors: https://www.doordash.com code: BADFRIENDS2021 & https://www.liquid-iv.com code: BADFRIENDS & http://shipstation.com code: BADFRIENDS & http://hellotushy.com/badfriends YouTube Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BadFriendsYouTube Audio Subscribe: https://apple.co/31Jsvr2Merch: http://badfriendsmerch.com 0:14 Bobby, Steebee and Jeremiah sing the Bad Friends Song 4:27 Steebee Leads a Prayer 11:10 Bobby and Steebee's Text Conversations w/ Mom 17:28 Bobby Makes Fun of the Scissor Bros. Podcast 22:52 The Tiger Balm Challenge 33:22 Bobby Restarts the Episode 44:46 Bobby is Furious w/ Steebee and Jeremiah 52:54 The Power of Bobby's Words 56:02 Steebee's Proudest Moment of Bobby 1:04:33 Bobby Bombs in front of Amy Poehler 1:21:47 Spelling Bee w/ Bobby Lee and the Scissor Bros. More Steebee WeeBee Scissor Bros: https://www.youtube.com/c/ScissorBros The Steebee WeeBee Show: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-steebee-weebee-show-636260 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quangou Twitter: https://twitter.com/weebeesteebee More Jeremiah Watkins Scissor Bros: https://www.youtube.com/c/ScissorBros Jeremiah Wonders...: https://www.youtube.com/user/jeremiahwatkins Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremiahstandup Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeremiahstandup Tickets and more: https://www.jeremiahwatkins.com More Bobby Lee TigerBelly: https://www.youtube.com/tigerbelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bobbyleelive Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobbyleelive Tickets: https://bobbyleelive.com More Andrew Santino Whiskey Ginger: https://www.youtube.com/andrewsantinowhiskeyginger Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheetosantino Twitter: https://Twitter.com/cheetosantino Tickets: http://www.andrewsantino.com More Bad Friends iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bad-friends/id1496265971 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badfriendspod Twitter: https://twitter.com/badfriends_pod Official Website: http://badfriendspod.com Opening Credits and Branding: https://www.instagram.com/joseph_faria & https://www.instagram.com/jenna_sunday Credit Sequence Music: http://bit.ly/RocomMusic // https://www.instagram.com/rocom Character Design: https://www.instagram.com/jeffreymyles Bad Friends Mosaic Sign: https://www.instagram.com/tedmunzmosaicart Produced by: George Kimmel & Bryce Hallock - 7EQUIS Podcast Producers: Andrés Rosende & Pete Forthun
Today we talk to the amazing LINDA MONTANA! We love her so much! She is the famous "most bookable" talent in Pawnee known for her incredible and long National Anthem (SHE SINGS IT AT THE BEGINNING FOR US, OMG THANK YOU!) but she also sings in the beauty pageant and in the city council debate with Bobby Newport!She is an amazing multi-talented, hardworking Queen, and we loved learning all about her career, she's been in the business starting with trick riding with her famous cowboy family, she's a trained opera singer and she also is an amazing voice over actor! Today we learn all about the things she had to learn for her time on the show, how she answered the phone when Amy Poehler called and her fun time on the Hawaii 5-0 set! She's such an inspiration to never give up and work really hard at what you do. Follow us on Instagram to see all the photos she was showing us throughout the episode! She was SO incredibly generous with her time and we are so unbelievably blessed that she chatted with us for so long. WE LOVE YOU LINDA AND ARE PRAYING FOR SERIES REGULAR STATUS FOR YOU! xoxoFollow her on all the things, show some support! https://lindamontana.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linda.montana.37/Twitter: https://twitter.com/lindamontanavo?lang=enPlease rate and review us!Questions? Comments? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.orgTruly, Madi and Holly@parkpalspodcasthttp://hollyconstant.com/park-pals-podcastMusic by @seantrainormusic Art cover by @sketch.it.snipsSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=M8DFAC2SP649E)
Jeff joins Jennifer and David on a bridge to discuss Chicago Improv in the 90's, restarting the Players Workshop, and how he almost tackled Stephen Colbert. Jeff Rogers is Wall Street Journal & USA Today Best-Selling Author, award-winning Television Host, Professional MC and sought after public speaker with 25+ years of experience engaging audiences. Jeff can be seen on dozens of national television commercials for Crestor, BP, McDonald's, Miller Lite, Hanes,& Ford, as well as roles on Empire, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, and Proven Innocent. He is the host of the cable TV's Jeff's Homemade Game Show. He is also the host of three different award-winning web series. Growing up as one of eleven kids from an Irish-catholic family in Chicago, Jeff grew up with a built-in audience and went on to become one of youngest performers to be hired at the renowned Second City Theater(John Belushi was the youngest). Jeff performed with Steve Carell from The Office, Stephen Colbert from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star Tina Fey and Parks and Rec star Amy Poehler, and too many more to mention. Jeff is the owner of The Players Workshop, the oldest improvisation school in the country, home to alumni like Bill Murray, Bonnie Hunt, Harold Ramis, and Matt Walsh. Jeff continues the tradition of teaching improvisation to anyone interested in learning the art for stage or for life. www.playersworkshoponline.com www.jeffrogersunlimited.com www.instagram.com/playersworkshopchi www.bridgeimprovtheater.com
Kevin is BACK this week as a special co-host! He's Gemma's husband, co-creator of Bigger Bolder Baking, and a massive Star Wars Fan, and they have lots to talk about — from that famous cookie recipe from tv's Friends, Amy Poehler's new baking show Baking It, and a deep dive into... cereal? Yeah, baby! Here's more about each:Nestle Toll House is cashing in on the Friends nostalgia and bringing a special cookie recipe to fans.There's a twist to the new Amy Poehler-produced baking show — and Kevin & Gemma wonder if Gemma's mom would be a good judge!Cereal is a big deal for Gemma — it's one of her favorite things! So how does she feel about people mixing cereals together? Kevin may or may not do that...What are some of Gemma's favorite places in the Los Angeles food scene?Kevin & Gemma play a game of This or That! For example, cake or pie? Listen to find out Gemma's answers.Get all of this episode's sources and show notes here: http://bit.ly/KneadToKnow16Please rate and review! If you leave a 5-star review, it might be read on the next episode!Get more Bigger Bolder Baking and the Bold Baking Network!Website: www.biggerbolderbaking.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GemmaStaffordFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BiggerBolderBakingInstagram: www.instagram.com/biggerbolderbakingTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@biggerbolderbakingWe’d love to feature your brand! Contact email@example.com for advertising and sponsorship opportunities with the subject “K2K Sponsor”ABOUT GEMMA STAFFORDGemma Stafford is an Irish-born chef, best-selling cookbook author, and host of the hit online baking show Bigger Bolder Baking. Gemma helps anyone bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with her chef-tested recipes and techniques that take the fear out of baking. Her videos have been viewed more than 350 million times and she has more than 8 million fans (“Bold Bakers”) online. She has been featured on numerous TV shows and as a guest judge on the Food Network’s Best Baker in America and Nailed It! on Netflix. Every day Gemma connects with her millions of fans online via YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and her website www.biggerbolderbaking.com. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and producer, Kevin, new baby, George, and dog, Waffles.ABOUT MIA BRABHAMMia Brabham is a writer, host, and digital personality with a love for people, hearty conversation, and anything hot from the oven. With over two million video views on her YouTube channel, a series of blogs that have reached hundreds, and a debut book that’s reached readers all over the world, she’s always looking to inspire and empower people to be themselves. When she’s not working or writing, Mia is probably gathering a group of friends for karaoke, planning her next day trip, or baking banana bread. Find her on Instagram!ABOUT THE BOLD BAKING NETWORKThe Bold Baking Network is your #1 authority for everything baking. The Network is led by Chef Gemma Stafford, co-creator & host of Bigger Bolder Baking, and co-creator & Executive Producer Kevin Kurtz. Our mission is to bring you the most diverse voices from baking experts and enthusiasts to help anyone bake with confidence anytime, anywhere. Our purpose is to bring YOU
Headkrack dishes with Duncanville's Amy Poehler and Ty Burrell, you'll never believe what a gold medalist did while on a handstand, and did Future throw some shade at his ex Lori Harvey? We're dishin' it all on today's Dish Nation so tune in for the celebrity dish!
Santina Muha is a comedian, actress, writer, producer and disability activist. Her many roles in film and television include appearances opposite Joaquin Phoenix in the Gus Van Zant film “Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot” and the role of Beth on “One Day at a Time.” She recently wrote, recorded and shot a music video called “Ass Level.” Learn more about Santina on her Instagram feed. Learn more about The Passionistas Project. Full Transcript: Passionistas: Hi, and welcome to the Passionistas Project podcast, where we talk with women who are following their passions to inspire you to do the same. We're Amy and Nancy Harrington and today we're talking with Santina Muha, a comedian actress, writer, producer, and disability activist. Santina's many roles in film and television include appearances opposite Joaquin Phoenix in the Gus Van Sant film "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" and the role of Beth on "One Day at a Time." She recently wrote, recorded and shot a music video called "Ass Level." So please welcome to the show. Santina Muha. Santina Muha: Hello, how are you? Passionistas: We're good. We're so glad to have you here. What are you most passionate about? Santina: I'm very passionate about TV and pop culture and all of that. I'm also very passionate about food, particularly Italian food and Italian culture. And I'm very passionate about dogs and animals and tea. I drink tea every day. I drink black tea in the morning. I drink green tea in the afternoon. I drink herbal tea at night, so I do drink more tea than anyone I know. Passionistas: So let's go back to your childhood and when did you first become interested in pop culture and what was your childhood like and what role did pop culture play in that? Santina: I was in a car accident when I was almost six years old. Any memories I have walking, I know I was at least five or younger. Right. And I can remember walking every time, like certain commercials would come on, I would jump up and position myself. Like where would I be in this commercial? Okay. It's Zach, the legal maniac. I'm his little backup girlfriend and dancer, you know, like. And I was in dance when I was little and Oh, and then MTV. So I lived with, I lived in what I like to call an Italian full house because my mom and I moved back in with her parents after my parents got divorced and my two uncles lived in the house and they were young, my mom was 20 and they were her two younger brothers. So they were still in high school. And I had so much fun living with these cool young uncles. We would watch MTV. I would dress up like Bon Jovi. I mean, cause I'm a Jersey girl. So of course Bon Jovi. It just was always in the background. And then when I got in the accident, I watched beetle juice every day. They only had two movies on my floor, "Beetlejuice", and "Ernest Goes to Camp", which, so I watched the "Beetlejuice" every day and I played Super Mario Brothers. You could rent the Nintendo for like blocks of time and I would play that. So, I mean, it also kind of got me through some of those hard times where I couldn't leave my hospital room for essentially a year. And so it got me through those tough times, too. I remember watching PeeWee Herman during my sponge bath every Saturday, it was like PeeWee's Playhouse during the sponge bath, you know? So it, it, it really got me through would watch golden girls with my non that that was my mom's mom and they were Italian off the boat. So I spoke Italian as much as I spoke, if not more than English growing up. And my Nona who didn't really speak a lot of English and me who was four years old, we would watch golden girls together. So we, we didn't really understand the jokes. But we did know that when Dorothy made a face, the audience laughed right. I learned some of my comedic timing from Dorothy Zbornak and Sophia on "The Golden Girls", you know, and all of that sort of translated to when I got out of the hospital. And now here I was this little girl in a wheelchair, the saddest thing anyone ever saw, you know, in our society. And they would look at me like, How you doing? And I'm like, Oh God, I am depressing. So I would have to cut the tension. And I learned from golden girls and one day at a time, which I later got to be on the reboot. All of these shows, I learned like, Hey, make a joke, make a face, do it thing. And then it will ease the tension. It really has helped me just make it through, you know, life. Passionistas: That seems like a common thread with the women that we've interviewed, who were in the comedy show, that we did that feeling of it's your responsibility to make everybody else feel comfortable. Santina: Yeah. At six years old, I'm like telling adults. No, it's okay. We're I'm fine. I'm happy. I I'm in school. I have a boyfriend, whatever a boyfriend was at seven years, I held hands with a boy, whatever. I mean, I had to convince everybody that I lose. Okay. All the time. I'm still doing it. Passionistas: Did you consciously feel that at six years old where you were aware you were doing it? I was adjusting, no, but it's an automatic thing. Santina: Automatic. I didn't realize it until I was older. That that's what I had been doing. When you're younger, it's really the adults that you have to make feel better because the kids are like, cool. What is that? Can I try? Can I push, can I sit by you? Can I go on your special bus? And then once, once those kids start turning into adults, middle school, high school, that's when you're like, Oh no. Now they're sad about me or think it's weird or think it's different. And now I had to start dealing with my peers in the same way that I was dealing with the adults, you know, cause kids don't care. First I was crawling, then I was walking. Nobody told me that change. Wasn't tragic. So then all of a sudden I was walking now I'm willing. So I was like, Oh, that's wrong? Okay. Sorry. I didn't know. You know, as far as I knew, I was just on the trajectory. I didn't know. It was quote, wrong thing until everybody was like, that's not what we all do. And I'm like, Oh, sorry. I don't know. I'm just trying to get from point a to point B. Like you. Passionistas: You had this love of pop culture, you kind of integrated comedy into your daily life to get through the reactions you were having from other people. When did that love of comedy and acting become like a real thing for you? Like, I want to do this when I grow up. Santina: The whole time. I mean, like I said, I would jump up and be in the commercials or, you know, I would watch "The Mickey Mouse Club" after school and put myself off of basically an order and say, Santa Ana, you know, wherever I thought I would fit, I wanted to be on saved by the bell. I wanted it to be on nine Oh one. Oh. When I was little, I did my mom. I lived in New Jersey, so my mom would take me to audition. Sometimes I had an agent like commercial auditions and stuff like that. But in the end, a lot of times they would say, it's just too sad. You know, we can't sell fabric softener if the girl's in a wheelchair. And it's like, why do you think. That the fab. Do you think people are so stupid? They're going to think this fabric softener, it's going to paralyze their children. Like what? We don't give people any credit. And then I'm like my poor mother who they have to hit to hand me backdoor and say, sorry, it's too sad to have a daughter in a wheelchair. My mom's like, okay, well, great. Cause that's what I have. You know, it's like that right. It's up right when I was little, I just thought, Oh, that person stupid. I didn't realize wow. Society is kind of stupid. Sorry to say. No, it's getting better, but I'm talking about, it's just slowly starting to get better now. And that fabric softener commercial. I was seven. So I mean, w come on six glacial pace here. I was a dancer before the accident and that I still dance like here and there, but I don't know, like comedy was always. Acting, it just always, I went right into the school plays in summer summer theater programs. And I didn't think there was any reason why I couldn't do it. I just felt like, all right, I got to keep convincing people. I could do this. Just look I convinced them that I could be in the regular class in school and not in the special ed class. So God, there's something wrong with being a special ed, but if you need it, I didn't need it. I just had to prove to everybody I could be among my peers. At all times, and not now, I'm still doing that in the acting world, but it was just always something I wanted to do. I just felt drawn to the entertainment industry. And in college, I didn't major in theater or anything, but I did major in communication. So I did a lot of interviewing. And then my first job out of college was I had two jobs. I worked for the national spinal cord injury association and I worked for tiger beat magazine. It's like, I can't escape either one of these, because it's funny in the intro, you called me a disability activist and I'm like, God, am I? I mean, it's like, I didn't mean to be, but you kind of can't help it because if you're doing anything normal, like in high school, I was a cheerleader and I thought, great, I'm gonna just going to be a cheerleader because everybody wants to, to do wheelchair basketball and wheelchair this and wheelchair that. And I don't want to, I just want to be a cheerleader and I'm going to buck the system and I'm not going to be an advocate for anything. I'm just going to be asleep there. Meanwhile, I was the only cheerleader in a wheelchair. You can't help, but be an advocate because just because of the fact that people are looking at me. Passionistas: Tell us a little bit about your work with them National Spinal Cord Injury Association. What did you do for them? Santina: I was there communication director and also media point person I wrote for their publication, sci life spinal cord injury life. I interviewed a lot of bull, like different athletes, Paralympians. I worked with the spinal cord injury hall of fame. I worked with putting that together. And things like that, but it was just all disabilities talk all the time. For me, it was just a little bit of an overload. I wanted to do comedy and it'd be more of a creative. And so eventually I had to leave there and move to Los Angeles and start working in comedy, but taking everything that I learned in all of those connections. And now I have a show called "Rollin' with My Homies", where I interview other people with disabilities. And when we, when it was on the stage, we did improv off of those interviews, which was really fun, but I'm able to still keep in touch with all of the coaches, the texts that I made at the national spinal cord injury association. And I know who these people are and what they're done, and I can sort of help bring them into the mainstream, which is my overarching goal is to help normalize the disability and. Where, you know, where if you see someone with a disability on stage, you're not like waiting to see like, Ooh, where's the joke. I can't wait to see why she's in a wheelchair. You know? It's like, that's not funny. It's not, that's not the joke. Sometimes it's part of the joke, but it is the joke. Passionistas: Before we go to LA. So what did you do at Teen Beat? Santina: We all had those posters on our walls growing up. Right? I mean, if you're pop culture, people, you I'm sure you did. I did too. You know, Jonathan Taylor, Thomas, right. And Luke Perry is my number one love of my life forever. Everybody knows that. I had a friend who was working there and she got promoted to the LA offices and they moved her out to LA and she, they needed someone to replace her as their East coast correspondent. And she was like, I have a friend who is very jealous of my job. She would love to do this. I had an interview. And then the very next day from that interview, I was in Manhattan at the opening of Dylan's Candy Shop interviewing Jesse McCartney. Oh. Was so fun. That's good at MTV music awards and movie awards, all these red carpet events, and I was freaking out. It was so fun. So cool. I got to interview the Backstreet boys and the Jonas brothers and just whoever was hot at the time. Kelly Clarkson, LMF, FAO. You know, he was just really fun. I really loved being able to do that. And sometimes it was hard. Like one time I showed up somewhere and I had to interview someone who was doing Broadway show while they were getting their hair and makeup done. And it was up a flight of stairs and there was no elevator in that building. And luckily I had my boyfriend at the time had driven me to Manhattan and he was going to go like, have a drink or something while I did my interview. And instead he ends up having to carry me up and down. So there were times where I had to navigate around being in a wheelchair, but I ultimately, I love that that was a job that I was doing that had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I was in a wheelchair. And then once I moved to LA, I started working with hello giggles, which I also really loved because I was writing more pop culture stuff. And again, when I applied for that, when I sent in my samples and I got the job, it was not based nothing to do with being in a wheelchair. Again, it was just based on my love of pop culture. And that was another like nice win for me because sometimes you never know, like, Are they giving me an extra edge because sometimes it works in my favor. And then also it's like, wait, did I not get the job? Because I'm in a wilderness. Sometimes it works against me. So you just, it's nice when I don't have to think either way about it. Have you always been a writer? Yes, I remember in third grade they sent me as the ambassador to represent our school to the young author's club meeting. Every Friday was creative writing day. And then on Monday they would read the best ones. And it was like weird. If, if mine didn't get read on that day, it was like, Whoa, I wonder what happened to Santina on Friday. And I was, I was a big reader growing up. I went through a hiatus of reading, like once I discovered. Hot to be honest in middle school and high school, not middle school, high school. I started smoking a little, like having partying and then I was like, really? It's not cool. And then when I got older, I was like, Oh yeah, that's right. I like reading. And now I'm back to reading again and now I can do both. Now I can read what I'm gonna look, you know, smoke a joint and read on a Sunday. Hey, why not? Passionistas: You created the Ask a Woman in a Wheelchair series for Buzzfeed, and it was hugely popular, got 10 million hits and counting. So how'd that come about and why do you think it was so popular? Santina: They had a few, right. I think they had like an ask a lesbian one or something. And then someone there was like, I want to do a wheelchair one and co contacted me. And, um, and I was like, yes, let's, let's put this together. It's more about addressing the fact that people are asking these questions than it is about answering these questions, because there's a time and a place to answer those questions. But I think that's why they do well, because I think people see themselves in it. You can't help, but be like, Oh God, I've definitely used the handicap stall before. Or I've for sure. Stared at someone or even gone up and asked somebody what happened. I can't blame people for their curiosity, but think about it. If you've asked one person what happened. Think about how many times that person has had to answer that question, you know, it's like harmless to ask. That means I've had to answer it. Literally thousands of times I'm writing a book right now where I talk a lot about different things. And it's like, I just want to answer these questions from people because I understand the curiosity. And by the way, if a child ever asks me, it's like, okay, great. Let's talk about it. But when it's an adult, I'm like, Do you really want to know how I Santina have sex? You want to know what I enjoy personally me? Or are you asking how people in wheelchairs that's like, what are you asking me right now in the middle of the supermarket? What are we talking? I don't even know you. I get it. But also I'm like, come on. I try to think, like, if I see somebody with an impairment or something, do I want to just go up to them? What up? And it's like, no, I don't. So I don't know. It's a weird, weird line. It's like, we're just not doing a good enough job in. The representation of people with disabilities in pop culture and in media. And it's always like so dramatic and they want to kill themselves at the end. And then the actor that portrayed them gets an Oscar. Meanwhile, I can't even book a commercial for a fabric softener knowing you're giving him an Oscar it's like, come on. Passionistas: Absolutely. And, and I think what you said earlier is really important. Like we have to normalize the concept so that people will stop approaching you and asking that question. Santina: For example, I'm dating, right? I mean, I'm single and dating, right. So sure. Of course, if I'm dating a guy, who's going to want to know like, what's going on, what happened at some point. Right. But if that's like out the gate, I'm like, I don't know. Do you really want to get to know me? Or like what's, if your profile said you're divorced, it's not like I come at you, like what happened? Who blew it? Who, you know, who was the cause of that divorce? It's like, we'll get to those conversations. We'll get to them. It's important to know. Everything about the person that you're with, but it is not important to know everything about the person who's sitting next to you at a show or whatever. And then also it's like weird puts like a weird pressure on me where I'm like, okay, I'll answer. I can answer. But I'm only answering on my behalf because I don't know what XYZ other people do. You know how they drive, how they swim, how they, whatever. I don't know. I can only tell you what I do. So I don't want to answer this question. And then you go off in the world thinking now, you know everything about spinal cord injury, you know, you know what I mean? I don't even know. I mean, that's part of my, what I love about my. "Rollin' with My Homies" is when I interviewed these other people in wheelchairs, I learned so much and I'm like, Oh, what a great idea I could do that? Or I should be doing that. Or, or like, Oh God, I would never do that. You know, it's, it's interesting to me to see the differences among the community, as well as the similarities. Passionistas: How did you start that show? Santina: I went to Italy and I, and I hadn't gone to Italy for. The whole beginning of my life, even though I really wanted to, like I said, I grew up speaking Italian. It is my motherland Sicily in particular, I'm Sicilian. And I just want it to go so badly, but everybody always said, Oh, it's going to be hard. It's not really accessible. So old. And kind of, I let that get in my head for too long. And ultimately, you know, in my early thirties, I think was when I went and I said to my, my best friend, I was like, Please can we go? And she was going through some marital stuff at the time. So she was like, yeah, let's just go. So we went, I trust her. I've known her since seventh grade and she's just like a great friend who has always had my best interest in mind. Like when she got her first car, she made sure it was a hatchback cause she could fit my wheelchair in the trunk, you know, and she doesn't even need that. So it was just, I knew she was the right person to go with. We went to this town in Sicily where my Nona grew up, my grandmother grew up and I was like, pleasantly surprised by how accessible it was. And I said to my cousin, there are so many ramps here. What is going on? It's just an old fishing town in, in Sicily. And she said, Oh yeah, well, you know, if you, years ago we had a mayor or whatever, they call their person there. And Sicily who decided to spend a day in a wheelchair. And roll around the city in a wheelchair and see what needs to be done. Um, and then he did it and then he put ramps here and there. And I was like, Oh my God. Yes. And it's like, not the exact same thing, but a day in the life can be helpful. We live in a world where people are obsessed with celebrity, right? So let me, I have some access to some celebrities, some comedians through UCB, let me put them in wheelchairs and see what they learn and then how they can take what they learn now and bring it to the. Grips that they're writing and the shows that are show running and the shows they're directing, that's how it started. And I did the first one was a fundraiser called don't, just stand there and then it's spun off their slot of wheelchair puns. People it's been off into Berlin with my homies. So I had a show at UCB called that girl in the wheelchair. It was a solo show. And I learned that when people came to see the show, they knew what they were in for. They knew they were coming to see some disability humor and they could laugh. But when I did, uh, Piece of the show in like a variety or best of show at UCB and people didn't know what to expect or didn't know a girl was going to come out and start making fun of disability life in any way. The audience was like, Oh my God, are we, can we laugh at this? I don't. What's she doing? She making fun of disability. Wait, is she really in a wheelchair? Like they didn't. Right. And so I learned that. I had to again, make my audience comfortable with disability before I could even start making these jokes. And so I found that if we first made fun of the episode of saved by the bell redacted thrill on the wheelchair, right? The episode of "90210", their cousin Bobby comes to town and he's in a wheelchair. If we first made fun of that, then I could get my improvisors on board. Cause even the improvisers didn't want to touch. The wheelchair humor. I had been the monologist for as cat, you know, UCBs like flagship show four times. And I would tell great stories about being in a wheelchair. And they would even the most seasoned improvisers would often take the wheelchair element out of the story. And I'm like, Nope, that's why it was funny. But they were like, I know, but we can't do that. So I said, okay, here's what we're gonna do. We're gonna spend the first half of the show making fun of Zack Morris and NBC and the eighties. Then I'm going to bring up a person in a wheelchair. The second half of the show, I'm going to interview them. And by then, you're going to feel comfortable doing the wheelchair humor. And it worked, it really worked, but it took me a long time to sort of like figure out how to disarm people and get there. And it works for the audience as well. So I think that's some of the things I've like honed over the years is how to incorporate disability and with comedy and make it okay. Cause you can't just come at people with a joke and they're like, are we allowed to laugh at that? You have to make, unfortunately. Make them comfortable first it's annoying, but it is what it is. Passionistas: I imagine nowadays people are even more overly sensitive towards not laughing at things because they're trying to do the correct thing. And so even though it's becoming more of an awareness for people, is it, is it in somehow in some ways, a little bit harder now or is it getting easier? Santina: It's both, it's harder, but in a way that it just makes you work a little smarter work a little harder. You didn't have to figure it out. Yeah. It's hard, right? Because you don't want to insult anybody. And that's really hard because there are people out there who are looking and to be insulted. There's a quote. I love that. I try to remind myself constantly, which is you could be the juiciest, ripest peach, and there will still be people who don't like peaches. If I make my jokes, like if I try to make them too inclusive, I'm, I'm always going to be leaving somebody behind and then I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. You can't please everybody with every single joke with every single thing with her. And I'm writing this book of essays right now, and there are times where I'm like, Oh God, this is going to piss somebody off. I know it. No pun intended paralyzes me as a writer of like, then maybe I just won't. But it's like, no, you've got to put the book out because you're going to help more people than you're going to hurt. But I don't want to hurt anybody, but, uh, it's a lot. We're all, you know, we're all as content creators, we're all dealing with this. Right. But it is scary because we are at a time right now where you don't know even something that's okay to say today might not be okay to say next year. And you're like, Oh shit. Now it's in print. Once it's published, it's that it's done. You know? And even if I changed my mind or my point of view, which is. Something that has already happened to me, even from drafts that I've written, you know, before COVID times. And I'm like, Oh wait, this is, I gotta change this. You know? So it happens once it's out there, you know, good luck to us all. Yeah. You have these open conversations with people and it's like, okay, you know what? That's true. That's sorry. I didn't realize that's messed up. So as well, I just, I want to be aware and. I try to give people the same courtesy. Like if someone says something that I feel like is sort of abelist, which is a term that even, I only learned in the past few years, I mean, people were being able as to me all my life, but I didn't know that's what it was called or what it was, but I try to educate before I cut people down or out, it depends on my mood. I said early in the beginning, you know, if you get me on a compassionate day, great. But if you get me like on a day where I'm just like, I've had it, I don't know. Passionistas: We're Amy and Nancy Harrington. And you're listening to the Passionistas Project Podcast and our interview with Santina Muha. To keep up with her projects, follow her on Instagram @SantinaMuha. If you are enjoying this interview and would like to help us continue creating inspiring content, please consider becoming a patron by visiting the Passionistas Project.com/Podcast and clicking on the patron button. Even $1 a month can help us continue our mission of inspiring women to follow their passions. Now here's more of our interview with Santina. Passionistas: Was it through UCB that you hooked up with Amy Poehler to do the conversation on disability and comedy? Can you tell us about that? Santina: I love her so much. Yes. I met Amy Poehler at UCB in the hallway one time and I was just like, woo. Oh my gosh. It was like, because she's, you know, she found it she's one of the four founders of UCB. Uh, and so she's like the queen and it would be like running into Dave Thomas, right. His daughter at Wendy's. Right. So it's like, and, and I, I introduced myself to her. I was just a student at the time. And then I kind of came up through the ranks of UCB and became a performer. And then, you know, when they opened up. The sunset location, which we were also excited about was just recently as closed now, which we're also sad about. We had a big opening party, you know, and I was on a house team at the time. So we got to like decorate and Amy was there. All the, everyone was there. Everybody was at that party and dance and just together, all of us dancing. And it wasn't like we were there to watch Amy perform. We were all, all performance together. It was like, amazing. Oh my God dreams just coming true left and right for me, And then we kept in touch and then, you know, she did that. She directed that film wine country on Netflix. And she sent me an email that was like, I need a voice of a receptionist and she's from the East coast, too. And she's like, and I feel like receptionists are always, they always sound like a little sweet, but a little bitchy. And I feel like that's how you sound. So could you come be the boy? I'm like, yup. I just like, felt so seen I'm like, that is what I am that's me. She nailed it. So I'm like, she got me. And then after COVID and there was a lot of issues with, you know, UCB in the way they handled diversity and inclusion and stuff like that. And they made a lot of mistakes and they, you know, they're working on those mistakes. So a few of us started this group called Project rethink, where we addressed a lot of those issues. And Amy and Matt Bester, I met Walsh, Indian Roberts or the other founders, and they were all involved. We had a bunch of zoom meetings with them to tell them here's what we as marginalized. Comedians feel, you know, we have all different types of marginalized comedians in Project rethink. So Amy and I got to talk over zoom that way over quarantine. And then through emails, we were like, Hey, why don't we do something like take this time that we have, that you see these not running right now that we have this sort of extra accessible platform accessible, meaning we can reach more people than just the people that can come to the LA location and do this thing we did. And Amy is very passionate about giving a voice to comedians. That wouldn't otherwise, you know, or, or trying to do that, whether it's women, she has her smart girls thing and just UCB in general was created for that purpose to give comedians a platform. Passionistas: Tell us about your experience working on the film “Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot.” Santina: That was amazing. That was also through. UCB because they came, you know, Gus Van Sant, who directed that film. It's a very serious film, but he wanted it to have some levity. So he thought, well, I know what I'll do. I'll hire comedians to play the doctor, to play the journalist, to play them. So that even though the topic is serious, there'll be some level of levity within. I think that, you know, there was like a smart move by Gus. So he came to UCB. It's based on a book written by a humorous too is quadriplegic. And he had a friend. In rehab, who was a spunky brown haired girl in a wheelchair. So they came in, they're like, Hey, do you have this? And they were like, actually we do have one of those. They called me in for this audition. And then I got the call back and the callback was with gusta and sad and Francine Maisler, who's cast it, all these great things that, you know, when you're an actress, like the casting people are celebrities stress, right? So I'm like, Oh my God, I'm going to be friends. I went in and did the call back. And I knew like, you know, sometimes you just know like, Oh my God, you know, you just can tell. A lot of people who have spinal cord injuries, what we do is we celebrate the day of our injury. It's like, because you could either mourn the loss of your legs or whatever, or you can celebrate the fact that you survived on this day. When I was in high school, I locked myself in my room and I was very email about it. And then somewhere in college, on it's my anniversary is March ninth. I decided I it's. So when I had my accident, I was. At Robert Wood Johnson hospital in new Brunswick, New Jersey. So I always have like a bad connotation attached to new Brunswick. Then when I went to college, I went to Rutgers, which was also in new Brunswick, New Jersey, and also the four most fun years of my life. So it kind of switched, you know, the way I thought about new Brunswick and being so close to Robert Wood Johnson. I said, one March night, I said, you know what, let's go bring flowers to the adolescent ward where I stayed. There were two nurses sitting at the desk. One was sitting a little further off and one was sitting up front and I went up to the one sitting up front. I said, hi, I just want to give you flowers and thank you for everything you've done and everything you do as a nurse, you know, I was here many, many years ago. I had a car accident and I was here and the nurse at the far end of the station goes Santina. And I was like, Oh my God. And she came over and she goes, Oh my God, you look the same, whatever she's telling the other nurse, this is Santina and this is San Antonio. And they're just like, Oh my God, you're saying, so it was like such, you know, I had made already an impact here and I thought, okay, this is what I need. This is the universe telling me, this is the way to go. Now you do something like this every year on this day, because you've made an impact and you've got to keep doing that. So then every year on my anniversary, I would do something nice. And this one. Other things I've done is one year I had a roller skating party and I rented out the roller skating rink. And I put all, because I said, we're all my friends were all on wheels today. Right. We're all going to be on wheels. And that was nice. So anyway, it just so happened that my first shooting day of don't worry, it was on March 9th. So I got to spend that day, that year in a park, right with Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant, directing us, just dancing in the park with walking Phoenix, both of us in wheelchairs. I mean, it was amazing. That's when you know, those are the times the universe is telling you you're on the right track. Passionistas: So in 2018 you were cast as Beth on the TV series, the reboot of "One Day at a Time." So how did that come about and tell us a little bit about your experience on that show. Santina: That was another thing where a friend of mine who I'd met through UCB was good friends with Gloria Calderon Kellett was the showrunner was the showrunner of "One Day at a Time." And she said, you gotta meet my friend Santina. I think she'd be a great addition to the show because one day at a time was great about inclusion and diversity and not making a big deal about things and just kind of normalizing them. And I think that she would be a great addition to the show and Gloria was like, Oh my God, I know Santina. And I've seen her perform at UCB. She would be great. And then they offered me this part. I do not do audition. So like we have the main character. Penelope is a veteran she's in the support group and the support group is run by Mackenzie Phillips, who was the original daughter on the show who, like I said, I used to watch with my nonna. So another full circle moment for me to be sitting there in this support group now with Mackenzie Phillips and my nonna used to wear this ring. And I remember like I would play with the ring while we watched TV together. And I would wear that ring on the show every, every time. Just to kind of like, I'm really big on all that stuff. I'm big on full circle moments and I'm big on like that happened then to get me to where I am now, you know, I pay attention to all this stuff. And what I loved about doing one day at a time is that it was like the best of, of all of my worlds here, because it was a multi-camera. And so for people who don't know multicam is like, when you're watching a show like full house or family matters or whatever, where the audience is laughing. Right. And it it's. So you get to shoot the show. In front of a live audience. So that's like the improv, but then also you get hair and makeup and craft services and you get to tell your family and friends what channel it's on. Right. Which is something you don't get from improv. So I got to do both things at the same time that I loved and feed off of the audience, but then also tell my family, you know, what time they could watch it and where, and when. And then I got to work with all of the, I mean like Rita Moreno. Are you kidding? Me and Jesse Machado, who I loved on "Six Feet Under". And I was just like in awe of everybody around me, Judy. Right. It just, I feel like now I have to, I'm not going to mention everybody because all of them, Oh, it was the best. It was the best. And I've been on like other sets. They're not all the best. That was great. Passionistas: You're not just a comedian. You're not just an actress. You're a creator. And I think that's really important to give you a chance to talk about that. Santina: I have two films that are actually at slam dance right now. And one is "Ass Level", which is a comedic, you know, parody, rap song type thing, where I talk about all the perks of being in a wheelchair, because I thought, God, everybody's always talking about how much it sucked all the time, but sometimes like it's a cut the line sometimes, you know, I get free parking. So I thought, Oh, you know, rack is like a fun way to like brag, you know? And it's like, I, I grew up loving. Uh, Salt-N-Pepa and Missy Elliott and all this like will kill all was like really fun. Nineties raps. I wanted to paint, pay homage to that. I also did for the Easter Seals disability film challenge this year, the, the street last year, the theme was the genre they gave us was documentary. And so the, my team that we decided we were going to do the spilled challenge, we were like, Oh, okay. Now we've got to make a documentary. All right. We're all coming to, you know, comedic creators. So we're like, well, What are we going to do? And I said, here's something cool. In COVID times I've been meeting all these people over zoom and they don't know I'm in a wheelchair until I tell them, which is very different because usually people see me, they see the wheelchair and right away that that's everything. Now that I tell them it's filtered or wow, she's in a wheelchair. And she did that. She was in a wheelchair and she did that. Right. So it was really like, this is interesting. I get to meet people. They get to know me first and then I can fold the wheelchair into the conversation. So we did a documentary and that's called full picture. It's doing really, really well getting great reviews. It's a short doc and I hope people check it out because I learned some stuff about myself too, in my own, like sort of implicit bias that I had internalized ableism that I have, you know, from whatever media and pop culture has put into my head. Right. And I'm really proud of that and proud of this book. And I'm also writing two movies right now, one by myself and one with two writing partners. And I'm just trying to create content, especially now that. In this time where I can't really, you know, go anywhere, do anything because the world is on pause. There's a great opportunity to, to write. And that's what I've been doing, just so I don't feel like lazy. Passionistas: What advice would you give to a young woman who is living with a disability? Santina: If you think you can't do something, then. And you probably aren't thinking of all of the ways that you could do it. You might not be able to do it like this, but I I'm sure that there's a version of the thing that you want to do that you can do. Or maybe that thing that you want to do is leading you to the next thing of whatever it is. Right. So just know that even if it doesn't look like. What you're imagining sometimes it's not about the experience of the circumstance, but the feeling that you, that you have. Right. And you can achieve that, feeling, doing something, doing something you'll get there. Right. You'll get to that feeling. Even if it doesn't look externally, like what you thought it would. Passionistas: Thanks for listening to our interview with Santina Muha. To keep up with her projects, follow her on Instagram @SantinaMuha. 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We love you and we like you and we’re so excited for you to listen to this episode. This week we’re talking ‘ship about one of our favorite couples of all time: Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope of “Parks and Recreation”. We’re sharing how refreshing it was to see a career-oriented, dorky, capable woman like Leslie be celebrated, how meaningful it was to watch her find love, and how ultimately this couple may have ruined us. As the Leslie-identifiers that we are, it is important for us to find a partner who not only adores us romantically but also respects us professionally. This week we’ll get into how Ben and Leslie support one another’s careers and goals, why it matters so much, and how we can emulate them as we try to find out our 5’9” Cones-of-Dunshire-Playing-Career-Supporting kings in our non-fictional lives. Co-hosted by returning guest, Vika Stubblebine!For updates and quality content, follow us @talkingshippodcast on Instagram and now TikTok!Visit our website www.talkingshippodcast.com You can find Megan on Instagram and Twitter @onlymegan815 You can find Vika on Instagram @VikastubbsFollow Art Save the Vote @artsavethevoteFollow The Hive for Change @thehiveforchangeCover art by Emily Rowan www.emily-rowan.comTheme music by Chris Meissner @chris_meissner
Fresh from Friday's episode of "Mighty Ducks: Game Changers," star of the original movies MARGUERITE MOREAU joins Donny to discuss what it was like stepping back into Connie's skates. They also discuss her time in "Wet Hot American Summer" and "Grey's Anatomy," and what she'd like to see if she revisited some of her other roles. She also shares not one, BUT TWO, Britney Spears stories!Then, Sara Zanville of Be Kind Rewind Events in LA joins Donny for a "Full House" deep dive and to answer the important questions - Why was "Fuller House" cornier than the original? Why did Joey live under the stairs? Who would you kick out if you had to move in? And most importantly - what is your dream TGIF lineup?If you enjoyed Sara and I together, be sure to purchase TICKETS to our 90s/2000s trivia on May 14 at 8:30ET/5:30PT! 5 rounds of nostalgic trivia! A celebrity guest from the 90s answering a full round! Prizes for the winning team!(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/90s-and-2000s-trivia-via-zoom-tickets-151735341491?ref=eios)Watch interviews and clips from "Truly Anything with Donny Hadfield-Smith" on YOUTUBE! (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv7e_Lz-MF3wxRxM68bKo-Q)Follow me on INSTAGRAM @realdonnywood Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/trulyanything)
On this edition of Trenderbolts of Zeitning, Very, Very Frightening Me Jack and Miles discuss Scott Rudin being a 'monster', Shaq doing a good deed, Jordan Peterson being butthurt, Amy Poehler’s false fluids, and DoorDash workers gaming the algorithm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Comedian, vlogger, author and podcast host Kelsey Darragh keeps a running inventory of the mental health challenges she's faced and continues to deal with. There are a lot. But panic disorder, depression, and anxiety tend to be her big three. And she doesn't have them all under control all the time because, well, that's not how it works. But she's found that by talking about them and writing about them for herself and an audience, she can make a lot of progress and help people out. Kelsey had figured that comedy was going to be her path, somewhere along the Amy Schumer or Amy Poehler route, but when she started having the mental health conversations no one else was having, a new path was illuminated for her and one that she's happy to be on. Visit Kelsey's website and Youtube channel. Get your copy of Kelsey's book, Don't F*cking Panic, here or wherever books are sold. Listen to Kelsey's podcast Confidently Insecure here, on her Youtube channel, or wherever podcasts are heard. Follow Kelsey on Twitter @kelseydarragh and on Instagram @kelseydarragh.Hey, remember, you're part of Depresh Mode and we want to hear what you want to hear about. What guests and issues would you like to have covered in a future episode? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Help is available right away.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, 1-800-273-TALKCrisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741.International suicide hotline numbers available here: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlinesThe Depresh Mode newsletter is available twice a week. Subscribe for free and stay up to date on the show and mental health issues. https://johnmoe.substack.com/John's acclaimed memoir, The Hilarious World of Depression, is available here. https://read.macmillan.com/lp/the-hilarious-world-of-depression/Find the show on Twitter @depreshpod and Instagram @depreshpod.John is on Twitter @johnmoe
Aubrey Plaza is a beloved comedic actor for her role as April on Parks & Rec & many acclaimed indie films including "Black Bear" which she not only starred in but also produced. The two discuss their shared love of indie film, Aubrey’s gloriously awkward talk show appearances, & why she'd make the perfect Oscars host. We learn who makes Aubrey laugh, advice she got from Amy Poehler, & how having a stroke at age 19 put her life in perspective. All that plus new pizza jokes! https://hispanicfederation.org/
Amy Poehler (Moxie, Parks and Recreation, SNL) is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. Amy joins the Armchair Expert to discuss how much she likes to identify as an outsider that worked her way in, how control is the dream state, and how important it was for Dax to do car stuff in Baby Mama. Dax & Amy bond over having a class warfare chip on their shoulder and how much they both rely on things in the future. Amy discusses the expectation for women to come at success with a sense of humility, how much her mom’s encouragement and dad’s attention affected her confidence, and the time she tried to be a third to Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet.