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Three on the Aisle
Three on the Aisle: One More for Terry

Three on the Aisle

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022


Peter Marks and Elisabeth Vincentelli gather one more time to remember their recently departed co-host, Terry Teachout.

For Scores
David Newman

For Scores

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 15:54


Host Jon Burlingame speaks with conductor and Academy Award® nominated film composer David Newman about his role in translating Leonard Bernstein's original music to Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story.” Newman explains how the team's respect for the classical music canon and Broadway traditions led them to preserve as much original score as possible, with changes mostly confined to arrangement and placement.

BroadwayRadio
Today on Broadway: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

BroadwayRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 18:36


“Kite Runner” Announces Broadway Run, “A Strange Loop” Announces Cast & Dates, Lights to Dim for Sidney Poitier “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyGrace Aki grace@broadwayradio.com | read more The post Today on Broadway: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 appeared first on BroadwayRadio.

DRAMA. with Connor & Dylan MacDowell
“Leaving the Lamp” with Major Attaway

DRAMA. with Connor & Dylan MacDowell

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 44:00


Dylan and Connor are joined by Major Attaway (Aladdin). Listen in as they discuss Major's Twitch channel @IAmMajor, LaChanze's powerful performance in Trouble in Mind, obsessing over Real Housewives of New Jersey, Q-Force, and Money Heist, a two-part Ring of Keys, “Genie Camp,” hometown icons like Jay Armstrong Johnson, Tiffany Mann, and Todrick Hall, Genie's Jukebox, voiceover work, and the incredible story of getting cast in and becoming the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway.Follow Major on Twitter & Instagram & TwitchGet tickets to Major's new concert in person or virtually at Feinstein's/54 Below on 1/31! Or in Texas in February!Follow DRAMA. on Twitter & InstagramFollow Connor MacDowell on Twitter & InstagramFollow Dylan MacDowell on Twitter & InstagramEdited by DylanGet your DRAMA merch (t-shirts, stickers, and more) HERE! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PATREON HERE! Support us as we head into 2022! Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, rate us 5 stars, and leave a kind review!

The Spark File with Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien

This week, snuggle up and join Susan and Laura as they delve into Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May.If you've ever wondered why we feel a pull to retreat indoors and slow down as the days get darker - look no further. It is not your imagination, and it is very much a necessity that we take time  to quiet our minds and slow our rolls, so that we can look inward and heal, and maybe even learn to hope again.If you are struggling (any time of year), consider giving yourself the gift of wintering.Make 2022 the year you go from dreaming about what you want to make, to making what you've been dreaming about!Learn more about The Spark File IGNITE here!

Showbiz Sandbox
Showbiz Sandbox 569: Are Music Catalog Deals Overvalued?

Showbiz Sandbox

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 80:37


Every week it seems another aging artist is selling off their music publishing rights for exorbitant amounts. Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tina Turner, ZZ Top, David Bowie's estate and recently Bruce Springsteen. Why are so many back catalogs for sale and are they really worth hundreds of millions of dollars? Ryan Faughnder, a staff writer […] The post Showbiz Sandbox 569: Are Music Catalog Deals Overvalued? appeared first on Showbiz Sandbox.

Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited
Cutting Plays for Performance, with Aili Huber

Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 34:31


It might surprise you to learn that just about every production of a Shakespeare play that you've ever seen onstage has been cut, from student shows to Broadway revivals. Cutting Plays for Performance: A Practical and Accessible Guide, a new book by Aili Huber and Dr. Toby Malone, lays out some of the reasons that theater-makers cut Shakespeare's plays, and suggests some handy questions directors and dramaturgs should ask themselves as they take a pen to the plays. Barbara Bogaev interviews Huber about the argument that brought Huber and her co-author together, strategies for cutting plays, and how a good cut can reveal a new and exciting story. Aili Huber has been a theater director for over 20 years. She holds an MFA in directing from Mary Baldwin University and the American Shakespeare Center. Her new book, co-written with Dr. Toby Malone of SUNY-Oswego, is called Cutting Plays for Performance: A Practical and Accessible Guide. It was published by Routledge in December 2021. From the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast. Published January 18, 2022. © Folger Shakespeare Library. All rights reserved. This podcast episode, “Your Way Is Shorter,” was produced by Richard Paul. Garland Scott is the associate producer. It was edited by Gail Kern Paster. Ben Lauer is the web producer. Leonor Fernandez edits a transcript of every episode, available at folger.edu. We had technical help from Andrew Feliciano and Evan Marquart at Voice Trax West in Studio City, California, and Mikael Glago at Midnight Spaghetti Productions in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast
#44: World Trade Center/Hairspray (with Jason Bailey)

Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 54:50


Film critic and author Jason Bailey (Fun City Cinema) hops on the Amtrak Acela Express with us, as we bounce between the Big Apple and Baltimore for a decidedly cacophonous double feature! First up is Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, which trades in Stone's signature conspiratorial thinking for an earnest, if narratively stagnant, disaster movie about the real-life tale of two Port Authority police officers (Nic Cage and Michael Peña) trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Cage does a lot with a little, treating the film as an acting exercise, but it's as po-faced as something made so soon after the tragedies probably would be. Still, it's an interesting, if heavy, glimpse at how we were processing such an historical horror through cinema. Don't worry, we've got a nice pastel palate-cleanser to follow in the form of Adam Shankman's breezy, bright adaptation of the Broadway musical Hairspray! A re-do of John Waters' most accessible picture, now filtered through Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's catchy tunes, Hairspray sees ebullient, full-figured teen Tracy Turnblad (a revelatory Nikki Blonsky) finding her voice and standing up for integration in 1960s Baltimore. But most interesting for our project is Travolta, revisiting his song-and-dance bonafides in drag and a fat suit as Tracy's agoraphobic mom Edna, shooting for Divine but ending up landing on Amateur Cher Impersonator. Still, A+ for effort, and his chemistry with Chris Walken is off the charts, baby! Pledge to our Patreon at patreon.com/travoltacage Follow us on Twitter @travoltacage Email us questions at travoltacagepod@gmail.com Podcast theme by Jon Biegen Podcast logo by Felipe Sobreiro

Coaching Call
S2 Ep#37 - Joseph Corella: Entertainer, coach and entrepreneur

Coaching Call

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 61:14


My guest today is Joseph Corella, Joseph has appeared from the stage to the screen with such credits as: Broadway's All Shook Up, National Tour of Grease, West Side Story, Wizards of Waverly Place and the Walt Disney musical film Geppetto starring Usher. Joseph is a choreographer with his work appearing on the MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Dance Marathon, Lifetime's Dance Mom's, 98 Degree's music video "Microphone" & many musicals. Joseph's proudest accomplishment to date is creating 567BROADWAY! an all-levels dance fitness class that is for everyone. This idea was born out of Joseph's desire to create, encourage, and provide an inclusive sense of community where everyone could have a safe space to dance it out! Joseph Corella Founder & Creator 567BROADWAY! www.567Broadway.com www.instagram.com/567broadway If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and leave a short review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really helps. If you enjoyed this episode buy me a cup of coffee, make it a large: I'm trying to keep this episode free of advertisements and could use your help with the cost of bringing your this fun and entertaining podcast. Anything you can donate to the cause is greatly appreciated. To donate go to: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/sifuRafael Subscribe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coaching-call/id1546026323 Please leave a star rating and a review here Follow Coaching Call: Facebook: facebook.com/coachingcall Instagram: instagram.com/coachingcall Email: maxfitness@optonline.net LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/maxfitness Youtube: https://bit.ly/coachingcallYoutube to watch the full interview. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachingcall/message

How Did They Do It? Real Estate
SA350 | The Power of Writing Your Own Story as a Passive Investor with Matt Picheny

How Did They Do It? Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 26:49


Telling one's struggle and pouring your heart out is not an easy task, much more putting it into words and having everyone read it. Listen in to Matt Picheny as he shares his insights on the difficulties of writing a book and the fulfillment it brought to him. Let him take you on his journey as he gives tips and good practices he learned along the way.Key Takeaways To Listen ForLearnings you can acquire from being an author of a bookHow intuition can be a help or a hindranceKey metrics to consider when investing in real estate dealsThe reason behind completing a bookResources Mentioned In This EpisodeBackstage Guide to Real EstateAbout Matt PichenyMatt Picheny is focused on developing passive income streams that enable investors to write their own story, and choose how they want to spend their time.He specializes in revitalizing and elevating communities through real estate investment, community enrichment, climate sensitivity, and the arts.Matt has over 15 years of experience in property analysis, financing, acquisition, construction, operations, and has invested in over 8,000 apartments nationwide. He is a licensed real estate agent, a Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac approved buyer and has earned both Commercial Real Estate & Real Estate Finance certificates from Boston University. Matt is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, the Fast Company Executive Board, and is an advisor to a PropTech company.A PMI certified Project Management Professional, Matt is a digital marketing veteran whose 18-year career in the advertising world included working for some of the world's largest advertising agencies, producing award-winning projects for Fortune 500 clients including Verizon, IBM, and Coca-Cola.Matt and his wife have two Tony Awards® as co-Producers of the Broadway shows MoulinRouge! and American Utopia. They have invested in many other theatrical productions including the iconic musicalsHamilton and Wicked.A native of Orlando Florida, and a former actor, Matt still believes in happily ever after. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in Brooklyn, New York and in his downtime enjoys long walks on the beach, Broadway, Rock and Roll, and amazing barbecue.Connect with MattWebsite: Picheny - Your Backstage Guide to Passive InvestingTo Connect With UsPlease visit our website: www.bonavestcapital.com and please click here, to leave a rating and review!SponsorThinking About Creating and Growing Your Own Podcast But Not Sure Where To Start?Visit GrowYourShow.com and Schedule a call with Adam A. Adams

Humpty & Canty
D&R Hour 1: Broadway Critic

Humpty & Canty

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 48:33


The Knicks lost to the Hornets yesterday in a game that was never close. Plus, the Giants are closing in on a possible GM and Rick has a secret wealth of Broadway play knowledge.

The Business Side of Music
#198 - From Broadway, to Broadway, and Television Too

The Business Side of Music

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 45:41


What happens when you mix together a Jazz musician, Bluegrass performer, and songwriter / performer for a major television show? While you're at it, throw in spending time on the boards of Broadway (NYC), Lower Broadway (Nashville), along with being on the road with one of the Rock N' Roll industry's legends, and you get singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Tim McDonald. On this episode of The Business Side of Music, we talk to Tim, discussing his career, how he broke in to getting a gig on the hit ABC television show “Nashville”, wound up on the road with Rick Derringer, and has created 11 albums in his short career, many of different genres including Bluegrass and Jazz. Tim is a former United States Army Veteran as a Staff SGt graduating with honors from the Armed Forces School of Music, and performed in two New York Broadway musicals: “Aida”, and “The Producers”.  Tim moved to Nashville, TN as a session artist, and commenced a focused effort as a singer songwriter and pianist. Tim is currently touring the world with his Country and Jazz bands. When he's not doing that, he tours with legendary rock guitarist Rick Derringer.   Tim has also toured with Blake Shelton, Hank Williams Jr, Olivia Newton-John, Pam Tillis, Mark Chesnutt, Josh Gracin, Buddy Jewell and Steve Holy.  Additionally Tim has also had the honor to perform with guitar studio legend and artist Larry Carlton  Tim can also be seen on the big screen in 4 seasons of the ABC series "Nashville" as keyboardist for Luke Wheeler, Every Other Holiday as a choir pianist, and Patsy and Loretta Forever as Pianist for Loretta Lynn.  Tim's original songs are also included in Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" and several movies including "A Perfect Fit".  Tim has 11 albums including 5 Country albums, 4 Jazz albums, including his latest releases on his 10th record suitably called "10" and his pandemic bluegrass record titled "Highland County".  McDonald was also recently nominated for the Kentucky Musicians Hall of Fame. Music heard on this episode: Song: “Spankin' Bottom Red” From the Album: 10 Songwriter(s): Tim McDonald   Song: “Hot Chicken” From the Album: 10 Songwriter(s): Tim McDonald / Michael Tebrinke   Song: “Tyburn Tree” From the Album: Highland County Songwriter(s): Tim McDonald   Song: “John Henry Butler” From the Album: Highland County Songwriter(s): Tim McDonald www.timmcdonaldband.com The Business Side of Music ™ © 2022 Lotta Dogs Productions LLC Showrunner and Executive Producer Emeritus: Tom Sabella Produced and Host (by the guy who has a face for podcasting): Bob Bender Director of Video and Continuity (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle Audio/Video Editor (the man behind the curtain): Mark Sabella  Marketing and Social Media: Sarah Fleshner for 362 Entertainment All Around Problem Solver: Connie Ribas Recorded inside an old beat up Airstream Trailer located somewhere on what's left of Music Row in Nashville TN (except during the Covid 19 pandemic, then it's pretty much been accomplished VIA Skype or over the phone, with the exception for those fearless enough to come to Bob Bender's living room… and there have been a few). Mixed and Mastered at Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN Edited and Posted at Midnight Express Studio located in Olian, NY Production Sound Design: Keith Stark Voice Over and Promo: Lisa Fuson Special Thanks to the creator and founder of the podcast, Tom Sabella, along with Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original "Business Side of Music" podcast and trusting us to carry on their legacy. Website: If you would like to be a guest on the show, please submit a request to: musicpodcast@mail.com If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for the show, let us know and we'll send you a media / sponsorship kit to you. Contact us at musicpodcast@mail.com

BroadwayRadio
Today on Broadway: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

BroadwayRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 14:32


Keala Settle To Make Her West End Debut, Winnie the Pooh in Chicago (The City, Not The Musical), Crying Over Danny Burstein's Final “Moulin Rouge!” Curtain “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: read more The post Today on Broadway: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 appeared first on BroadwayRadio.

Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones

A new product satisfies a child's craving for frosting with some kick! Method actor Christopher Walken finds himself in the belly of a whale. Ted and Michael attempt a phone writing session. The singing bully is in the cafeteria! ~*~ CREDITS: "Sriraching": V.O.: Ted O'Gorman Mom: Gillian Pensavalle Kid: Eddy Lee Candice: Aneesa Folds "Walken and the Whale" V.O.: Ted O'Gorman "Phone Meeting" Ted O'Gorman Michael Smith Carol: Gillian Pensavalle "Singing Bully 2: V.O.: Gillian Pensavalle Desmond: Ted O'Gorman Harry: Michael Smith Carter: Mike O'Gorman ~*~ This show was produced by Jenson Neal, Gillian Pensavalle, Michael Smith, and Mischief Media. It was edited and sound engineered by Audio Muses. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates and outtakes, and don't forget to check out our merch on MischiefMerch.com! Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones is a member of the Mischief Media network. 

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
Ep184 - Stephanie Styles: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 63:55


Stephanie Styles is an actress, singer, and dancer who made her Broadway debut in the recent Roundabout Theatre revival of Kiss Me, Kate, opposite Kelly O'Hara, Will Chase, and Corbin Bleu. Other credits include Katherine Plumber in the national tour of Newsies, The Sound of Music national tour, and Kingdom Come at Roundabout Underground's Black Box Theatre. On TV she may be best known as Autumn on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, and can also be seen as Kate in the Netflix series Bonding. Her film credits include Bombshell, and Booksmart. Stephanie can now be heard on the original studio cast album of Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium, available wherever you get your streaming music. Taking us back to the beginning, Stephanie shares her story of seeing The Phantom of the Opera for the first time at four years old (two nights in a row), and how it set the course for the rest of her life. She opens up about her love for all things Disney, and why she thinks both children and adults alike are drawn into Disney's “sense of imagination, innovation, and hope”. Stephanie also chats about what it means to be part of the new original studio cast album of Goosebumps The Musical, and her experience singing and recording during COVID.  In this episode, we talk about:  Being a D23:The Official Disney Fan Club charter member  Horoscopes, and being a Libra  What type of music she is drawn to singing  Disney Theme Parks  Her love for Broadway and musical theatre  Connect with Stephanie: IG: @bystyles Web: stephaniestyles.com Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. I want to know what you think. Thank you to our friends Jukebox The Ghost for our intro and outro music. You can find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @jukeboxtheghost or via the web via jukeboxtheghost.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton
You and Me Both, Season 3 - Trailer

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 1:49


Hillary is back, and fired up for more illuminating conversations on You and Me Both. This season, along with her guests, she'll tackle big stuff, with a multi-part series on the state of our democracy. But she'll also venture into more personal territory with athletes, advice givers, Broadway stars, and political leaders. And she'll draw inspiration from people who have stepped out of their lane, found their own voice, or forged a singular sense of style. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sista Brunch
S3 Episode One - Alex Newell: There's Only One of You

Sista Brunch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 36:28


Alex Newell is known for their role as Unique Adams on the Fox musical series Glee and Mo on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (for which they earned a Critics Choice Award nomination). Newell also starred as Asaka in the 2017 Broadway revival of Once on This Island at the Circle in the Square Theater and received a Grammy nomination for the role. As a singer, Newell has released tracks with Clean Bandit, Blonde, and The Knocks, and has released numerous dance-pop singles that have garnered millions of streams and U.S. and U.K dance chart success. Listen as they talk to Fanshen and Anya about black representation in Hollywood, knowing your worth, and showing up in the world as your authentic self.

Full Release with Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee sits down with the hilarious Ana Gasteyer to discuss apartment rats, collaborating with friends, sharing a gynecologist, and the possibility of returning to Broadway.

Light After Trauma
Episode 78: The Tolerance Framework May Be Doing More Harm Than Good with Kristen Donnelly, MSW, M. Div, PhD

Light After Trauma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 35:25


Kristen Donnelly (MSW, M.Div, PhD) is a TEDx speaker, international empathy educator, and researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty in difference and the power in inclusivity. In this episode, Kristen warns of some of the dangers of the tolerance framework when it comes to inclusion and diversity. She offers a different alternative to this framework – one that will ultimately help us as a society to have better, more effective conversations and spew less violence and hatred toward one another.  Kristen Donnelly TED Talk 1 Kristen Donnelly TED Talk 2 Check out the Light After Trauma website for transcripts, other episodes, Alyssa's guest appearances, and more at: www.lightaftertrauma.com Support the Podcast Transcript Alyssa Scolari [00:23]: Hey friends. Welcome back to another episode of the Light After Trauma podcast. I'm your host, Alyssa Scolari. We have a guest episode today. Before that, just some housekeeping things, if you haven't done so already, please go check out our Instagram page. The handle is @lightaftertrauma. If you haven't done so already, please go check out our Instagram. It is Light After Trauma, just the name of the podcast. We've got some awesome things lined up for you there. Alyssa Scolari [00:54]: Just an FYI. I do have somebody running that page so if you reach out, I will do my best to get back to you. I love connecting with you, but just give me some time and know that if you see that somebody's active, please don't feel like I'm ignoring you. It's not always me. I do hire somebody to run that page. She does an amazing job. Please go check us out. Alyssa Scolari [01:20]: Also, if you haven't done so already, please leave a review or a rating for the podcast. That helps this podcast to grow so much and reach more people. The goal, as I've always said, is to be able to provide people with some type of free access to mental health information. While this isn't exactly mental health treatment, it's information, it's connection, it's inspiration, and especially in this world that we are living in right now, we need it more than ever. If you haven't done so already, please leave a rating overview for the podcast. It would mean the world to me. Alyssa Scolari [02:01]: Lastly, we do have a Patreon for the podcast. I know I've mentioned here before, you can please look at the show notes for access to the Patreon. If you are able to contribute even the smallest amount, that would be so, so helpful. Again, it does take quite a bit of money to run the podcast, and I'm not complaining about that. I am fortunate enough to be able to have the money to do so and to kind of keep up with it, but it is sort of becoming more and more difficult to keep up with as time goes on because it's taking a lot more time as we do more things with the podcast and becoming more expensive. Any amount that you can give will would be amazing and we would be so, so appreciative. Alyssa Scolari [02:47]: That being said, today I'm going to introduce our guest. This is Kristen Donnelly, who is an MSW. She is a master's degree in social work and she is a PhD. She is also a Ted X speaker, a international empathy educator, and a researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty, indifference and the power in inclusivity. She's one of the good doctors of Abby Research, COO of their parent company and an unapologetic nerd for stories of change. Kristen lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, where they are surrounded by piles of books and several video game consoles. Alyssa Scolari [03:29]: Hi, Kristen. Welcome. How are you? Kristen Donnelly [03:31]: I am fantastic. How are you doing ma'am? Alyssa Scolari [03:34]: I am good. I was reading your bio and felt like I was reading about myself for a second, not just because we're from the same area, but the piles of books and video game consoles. Do you have a favorite game you're playing right now? Kristen Donnelly [03:53]: Well, I'm perpetually playing Stardew Valley. I'm just always in a play through of Stardew Valley, but in anticipation of season two of the Witcher coming back out, I'm doing a replay of Witcher three. Alyssa Scolari [04:07]: Nice. Nice. I mean, it's me. It's 1000% percent me. I am on a huge Kingdom Hearts kicker right now. Kristen Donnelly [04:17]: I haven't dived into that one yet. I own it. I just haven't started because I'm not home enough to devote my time to a whole new world. Alyssa Scolari [04:26]: Yes. That's exactly what it is. It's a whole new world. I mean, I'm addicted. I mean, I can't stop. I was like, I was reading this bio and I was like, "Oh," I'm talking about myself for right now playing video games until 11:00 last night when I needed to go to bed. But I digress. Alyssa Scolari [04:47]: So welcome. It's so nice to have you on the show. Today we're talking a little bit, well, little bit, lot a bit, about this concept of tolerance. As I mentioned when I was reading Kristen's bio, she is a TEDx speaker. Please head over to the show notes. All of the YouTube links to the TEDx talks will be in there. You absolutely want to hear them. They are phenomenal. We're talking about tolerance today. Can you actually just first elaborate if you're comfortable with sharing on how you even came to be in this field and be passionate about these topics? Kristen Donnelly [05:25]: That is the question I get the most and I'm still not good at saying it succinctly. We'll give this another go. In a certain way I've been having these conversations for most of my life. My family bought a company in 1991 when I was seven years old. It is in a really under-resourced area of Philadelphia. My dad's goal was to bring jobs back to that neighborhood. It's a manufacturing company and we make dye. You've used our dye, you just don't know it. But we make this stain that they use in the pap smear to see if people have cancer. We make the dye for the outside of sutures, the black sutures. It's a lot of stuff. We make the color of Advil, some stuff like that. Kristen Donnelly [06:10]: But the point was that there was always more job opportunities for people who "don't fit". Over the years, a lot of our folks have been in recovery. They've been just out of prison, they're illiterate, they're not high school graduates, but we just deeply believe that that doesn't mean that they're not employable people and that they're not people and they're not worth our investment and our belief. This evolved into a mission statement, which is that our family is called to impact lives and create wealth. The wealth is emotional, psychosocial, economic, physical, spiritual, everything. Kristen Donnelly [06:53]: How can we impact lives and create wealth all the time? Because that question has been at the forefront of my life, this little white girl raised in suburban Philadelphia was never allowed really because of where we owned the factory and the things that we were facing all the time and the stuff, my dad didn't really, he didn't shove in our faces, but he didn't shelter us either. We were always raised to understand that where are born determines a lot of how you live, that a lot of choices are taken away from you before you even take your first breath. What does that look like and how can those of us who have privilege leverage that privilege for the power of others? Kristen Donnelly [07:32]: For us, it's a very faith based conversation, but I've learned that it's both faith based and not. It's how to human in a specific way. Very honestly, this is kind of how my thought processes have been going forever. I was the kid in college that when somebody would be like, "Well, we really need to have more diversity in our college experience," and I'm looking around and I'm like, "Okay, what you mean is racial diversity and I don't disagree, but you've got to stop using that word because I'm one of four kids at this college from above the Mason Dixon line. I bring some diversity." 80% of people here are on financial aid. That's some diversity for the 20% that aren't, that are bringing that in. It's a college full of people who grew up as third culture missionary kids. That's a lot of diversity. Why aren't we bringing that in? Kristen Donnelly [08:20]: But everybody was so focused on the fact that we were largely homogeneously white, that there was no appreciation of other values of diversity. I kept getting bugged by that throughout the '90s and early ots and just I was always the obnoxious kid that was on student government or anything else. I was like, "We've just got to stop using that word." But I hadn't figured out how to convince people of my argument. Kristen Donnelly [08:51]: It really ticked for me when I was sitting in a youth rally in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2006 and Northern Ireland's a really complicated place with a lot of tension, both violent and emotional, historically. They used the word tolerance. You have to learn to tolerate each other. It hit me like a ton of bricks, but that was actually one of the rudest things we could do, that tolerance is simply acknowledging that someone else is allowed to exist, that somebody else is alive because it is illegal to kill you. It does not encourage relationship. It does not encourage curiosity. It really doesn't even acknowledge their humanity. It just acknowledges their existence. Kristen Donnelly [09:37]: For about 10 years, I chewed on it. I did as much research. I'm a nerd. I have a lot of grad degrees. I did as much research as I could into really, truly what does diversity mean ecologically, spiritually, everything. What does diversity actually mean? The more I looked into it, the more I realized that tolerance is garbage and tolerance, that this is what the '90s came to, like those coexist bumper stickers drive me up an absolute wall now, that ... Alyssa Scolari [10:07]: The coexist bumper stickers? Kristen Donnelly [10:09]: Yeah. Because this is what we were giving to other people, all we were told as kids, so I'm an elder millennial, I'm the Oregon trail generation. What we were taught was to tolerate each other. We were never actually taught how to have conversations with each other. We were never taught about how to appreciate that someone else's way to be human is just as valid as yours. We were just taught to tolerate. Kristen Donnelly [10:37]: I looked around the planet and I realized, I started tracing some things back and I was like, "Okay, a lot of this is because we were taught to tolerate each other." There's so much pearl collecting these days over, we don't know how to have conversations. I'm like, "Well, we never really did." Alyssa Scolari [10:52]: We never did. Never. Kristen Donnelly [10:54]: There was pockets of humanity, especially in small towns where you had to get along, whether you wanted to or not. There was a lot of force proximity. That's still not inclusivity. That's just forced proximity. We've done all this. We've got 2,000, 4,900,000 years of human history, depending on who you talk to. We've never done this well. But we have all the science in front of us that shows we've never done it well on a large scale. We've done it well in interpersonal relationships. Kristen Donnelly [11:24]: But with the continuing calls to walk away from your family if they didn't agree with you politically, or to walk away to assume who somebody was based on what they retweeted on Twitter, I just started getting really nervous that all we were going to do was keep fracturing even further and we were going to calcify into those fractures. Kristen Donnelly [11:46]: When it came time to do my first TEDx application, this was the idea I knew, if I shared no other idea for the rest of my life, this is the one I wanted to present, which is that we have to stop tolerating each other and we have to start welcoming each other instead. That doesn't mean being in a relationship with toxic people. It does not mean being in relationship with people who deny your humanity, but it means getting to know them a little bit first to know whether they actually do or not or they just retweeted something dumb. It's saying, right now as you and I talk, there's so much kerfuffle over JK Rowling. Alyssa Scolari [12:22]: So much. Kristen Donnelly [12:25]: I absolutely believe that her beliefs around trans people are damaging and murderous and actually violent. The calls for absolutely every person to completely abandon Harry Potter is also not productive or helpful, especially with all the research that we have that reading Harry Potter indicates that children will be more empathetic and open to difference than if they didn't. Kristen Donnelly [12:52]: I think for me, I mean, the internet is a fear machine. We carry around fear machines in our pockets. Alyssa Scolari [12:58]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [12:59]: If we take JK Rowling, is she a trans exclusionary, radical feminist? She absolutely is. She's even kind of claimed that. She's not ashamed of it anymore. She's gotten really loud about it. She gives a lot of money to those causes. This isn't a secret, but it does not mean that somebody who still finds a lot of identity as a Hufflepuff is also a turf. It might, but it doesn't, there's not ... Correlation does not equal causation. We can have conversations with each other to then determine the boundaries we have to set rather than setting those boundaries before the conversation all the time. Kristen Donnelly [13:37]: Really honestly, what I'm advocating for is that humans are messy and so life is messy and we just need to allow each other to be messy instead of these kind of very black and white boundaries that a lot of us have instinctually begun to draw because the fear machines told us to. Speaker 2 [14:01]: Yes. I mean, my brain jumps right into this cancel culture. There's such a push to, like you said, a cancel her and four people who are Harry Potter fans like myself, with a slew of Harry Potter pop figures sitting on the shelf behind me, harry Potter saved me in my childhood. I say that, I'll tell anybody that. I say that all the time. I found so much comfort and solace in those books. I find it to be so ... I'm just very unsettled by this idea that we cancel her but then we also cancel every single person who continues to support Harry Potter in any way, shape or form. Speaker 2 [14:51]: I guess the question I have for you is how do you propose, what happens instead? What does that idea of being more welcoming and allowing people to be messy, how do we find that middle ground between holding folks accountable, but also allowing them space to be messy? Kristen Donnelly [15:12]: In terms of, so let's keep going with this Harry Potter, because it's actually a pretty good one. Today on Tumblr, I saw somebody say, "Your love of Harry Potter is not more important than somebody's else's life." That statement to me is an encapsulation of a lot of false assumptions. Kristen Donnelly [15:27]: First of all, that my love of Harry Potter does not mean that I loathe that trans folks are being murdered. My love of Harry Potter does not mean that I do not believe that trans women are women and trans men are men. It does not mean a lot of things. We can draw the boundary and say that JK Rowling is a turf. If I make the choice to not go and see any of the new movies, for instance, because she is a producer on those, and so that puts money in her pocket. I don't need those stories anymore. Kristen Donnelly [16:01]: Grindelwald isn't part of this for me. I don't need to continue to explore new ways that she wants to tell stories. But that seven book cannon is incredibly sacred to my 20s and to erase them from my 20s is doing some retroactive work that isn't kind to me or who I was then or anything else. All that being said, I think we can cancel JK Rowling. I think we certainly can. I think we can stop giving her platforms. Kristen Donnelly [16:38]: However, the problem is that we will always be giving her money. This is the same thing in which Disney is a problematic corporation and they are terrible in so many ways and beautiful in so many others. She appears more clear cut because she's one person. Alyssa Scolari [16:58]: She's very out and loud about her [crosstalk 00:17:01]. Kristen Donnelly [17:01]: And obnoxious. She's obnoxious about it. Alyssa Scolari [17:02]: She is. Kristen Donnelly [17:03]: She is. I have no problem calling a spade a spade here, as they say in the UK. She's a problem. She's a problem. But she is not the only one who makes money on Harry Potter. She is not the only one who is caught up in this universe. She is not the only one. She is an industry. She is a corporation. Kristen Donnelly [17:25]: The first thing that I always say and my business partner, Dr. Erin, and I talk about this a lot, is that you can love problematic things as long as you understand that they're problematic. Alyssa Scolari [17:35]: That's a really interesting concept. Kristen Donnelly [17:37]: Part of adulthood is saying, "Oh my God, I love Harry Potter so much, but I look back now and it's hella racist. The way that she did sexuality is weird because now we know why, and retroactively conning Dumbledore sexuality was kind of shady." We can say all of these things. Alyssa Scolari [17:58]: The actually caused so much trauma for the students that he terrorized like Snape. Kristen Donnelly [18:04]: I can still say that all truth is truth and all the goodness is goodness. Hermione is one of the ways I learned that it was okay to be smart. All of those things can be true at once. It can be true that she gave us a definitive world that literally saved the lives of millions of children around the world and that she advocates personally for the exclusion of a marginalized group, both of those things can be true and they are true. It sucks. Kristen Donnelly [18:47]: Some of it is saying things like I absolutely love sports. I love sports so much. I watch sports all the time. Would I love to also tell you that I struggled to watch the NFL because I've read the research on CTE? Absolutely. Is football something that I find a lot of joy in and that kills people? Yeah, both those things are true. Kristen Donnelly [19:09]: Really, to me, one of the examples of this not going well is that we can't have an honest conversation in the United States about guns because people who love guns can't accept that what is also true is that they kill children. You can have a deep love of this culture that I personally do not understand. This can be a part of your identity, but I need you to also accept that they're too easily accessible and that mentally ill folks can shoot up rooms full of kindergartners. I need you to hold those two things as true and then we can start having conversations. Alyssa Scolari [19:47]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [19:49]: We've been under this illusion as humans that things are simple, that things are supposed to be easy, that as we get older, things are more clear cut. No pals. As we get older, they get messier. We all still have this myth that at some point in life it was easy. Alyssa Scolari [20:09]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [20:10]: It wasn't. Alyssa Scolari [20:11]: Back in the day, quote unquote. Kristen Donnelly [20:13]: There is no day. Alyssa Scolari [20:14]: There is no ... Kristen Donnelly [20:14]: I mean, there's a great Dane Cook joke where he says like, "Back in the day," which was a Wednesday, by the way. Alyssa Scolari [20:19]: I love Dane Cook. Kristen Donnelly [20:21]: Whenever somebody says, I'm like, he's terribly problematic, but he had some really good jokes. Alyssa Scolari [20:27]: He's horrible and I can't listen to him anymore, but he had some amazing jokes. Kristen Donnelly [20:33]: All of those things are true. Tina Faye has some spaces to grow and she is not good at being an inclusive comic. But Liz Lemon is one of the most profound comic characters we've ever had. All these things are true all at once. But we got to start being honest. We got to stop being scared to say the messy things because canceling, I'll say this, canceling shouldn't be a knee jerk reaction. It should be a consequence of a lot of actions. Kristen Donnelly [21:08]: I can't remember. It was like, so there's a Broadway star who I really like who came out and said that she was anti-vaccine and that she wouldn't be getting vaccinations. A lot of her co-stars, which they have every right to do, were kind of like, "Cool. I'm never working with you again. I'm not ever doing this again." But I watched the Broadway community immediately be like, "We're canceling her." I was like, "Okay, that seems quick." Kristen Donnelly [21:32]: Then people started to kind of come with other receipts of other things she's been doing. Like, guys, this is emblematic. This isn't one thing she did. This is emblematic of an attitude of how she's treated other people. This is kind of, she's shown us who she is and now we can believe her. Alyssa Scolari [21:50]: Right. It's been a buildup, not like ... Kristen Donnelly [21:54]: Brett Kavanaugh showed us who he was. We should have believed Dr. Ford. Alyssa Scolari [21:59]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [22:02]: Larry Nassar showed us who he was and we needed to believe the gymnasts. When people show you who they are, we need to believe them, as Dr. Angelou said. When people do something dumb on Twitter in the year of our Lord 2012, and we unearth it, we need to see a bigger context. Kristen Donnelly [22:20]: That's kind of how I would say it. It needs to be a much more messy conversation. I should also say everybody's decision on this, your mileage may vary. If as you're listening to this, your choice is that you cannot engage with Harry Potter, rock on, mazel tov. You do you? That is fine. Zero judgment from me. Where it becomes is when you begin to shame me for my choices in how I'm going to interact with this very messy, very uncomfortable, absolutely nobody wins here situation. Alyssa Scolari [22:51]: Yes. Because that's where so much of the chaos happens is that point where it's like, well, why do you still have this Harry Potter poster? What does that make you? You're transphobic and you're actively contributing to the murder of so many people. That's where I see so much tension, so much tension. Kristen Donnelly [23:14]: I think, I mean, so some of the ways we vote is with our money and so I don't give more money to Harry Potter stuff. I have all the stuff that I'm going to have. I'm still going to read the books. I own them. I bought them already. What good is it going to do? But will I advocate for children to read it? I don't know, probably not. My niece and nephew are two. That'll be their parents' decision. Whatever. Kristen Donnelly [23:35]: But what I can do is have the really hard conversations with a lot of people in my life who are like, "But I'm not sure if trans girls should be in athletics." I'm like, "Okay, let's have that conversation." I can do the things where somebody says, "I'm not sure if somebody really knows they're trans at five," and I can say, "Okay, valid. It's something that I was confused about for a long time too." Do I think that I, as an outside stranger, have any right to say anything about that child's life? I do not. But I've loved a lot of trans folks who tell me they knew as early as five. I want to listen to them. Kristen Donnelly [24:10]: Here's the messiness. Guess what guys? This is all really new. This is all really new. Health insurances still aren't paying for surgeries. This is all still really new. We're going to figure this out together, but let's start by acknowledging the humanity in that person. Let's start by acknowledging that whatever they're going through is hard. Let's start by acknowledging that everybody wants to be heard, seen, and safe. Fundamentals of human life. Alyssa Scolari [24:36]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [24:36]: Let's start there and then if it gets messy after that, I mean, it will, let's just assume it will. Alyssa Scolari [24:41]: Right. It always does almost. Kristen Donnelly [24:43]: It has to. Alyssa Scolari [24:44]: Got to for any real effective change to be made. Kristen Donnelly [24:48]: Or for any real effective relationships. Think about the people that you actually claim as deep and true relationships. Are any of those relationships clear cut? They're all messy. I love my husband and would like to throw him off a bridge a lot of days. Alyssa Scolari [25:02]: Yes. Yes. Kristen Donnelly [25:03]: And not just because of dumb little habits. There are fundamental things about each other that as we've grown, we've had to continue to make that covenant. We didn't just make a covenant 10 years ago. We make it all the time. Every relationship is like that. I hear that parenting is kind of hard. Just a rumor. Speaker 2 [25:24]: Right. It's just in the rumor mill. I've heard it [crosstalk 00:25:27]. Kristen Donnelly [25:26]: It's in the rumor mill. It sounds really hard and it sounds like there are a lot of parents who don't like their kids. There's a lot of kids who don't like their parents. Speaker 2 [25:35]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [25:36]: It's because humans are messy. Alyssa Scolari [25:37]: Yes. I think that's part of the reason why I love being a therapist so much is because I get to hold space for that messiness. I love working with kids because then I also get to work with their families and then it becomes so much more mess. I mean, that's where the beauty happens and that's where I think so much gets heard because at the end of the day, no matter where you are and no matter what your beliefs are, as you said, the goal is to be seen, heard and understood and safe. Exactly. Exactly. Alyssa Scolari [26:14]: I love that. I mean, I love it so much and I think it's kind of like you said, I think it might be, again, for the listeners out there, this concept is like, it's very new in itself and it's very different than what I think we see on the internet a lot of days, but it's so important. If you get nothing else out of this, I want you to just take it and I want you to chew on it. I want you to think about it because it's really important. Alyssa Scolari [26:42]: I understand lots of things might be popping up for you about, well, how can we just allow this to happen and how can we just allow that to happen? But this is really the meat of how we need to ... This is it. This is the framework that we need to be adopting for conversations to be had, for relationships to be had, and for all of the hatred in this world to just go away a little tiny bit. Kristen Donnelly [27:13]: I think it's ... Erin and I are empathy educators because we say, and that's kind of how we frame ourselves because empathy isn't about emotions. It's about understanding. I will say since I started practicing empathy as my primary motivator through the world, as the mindset and the framework I used to move through the world, I'm a lot calmer. Even my doom scrolling doesn't get me as anxious as it used to. Alyssa Scolari [27:48]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [27:48]: Nothing feels as overwhelming because in a certain way I can really quickly, I can make some decisions quicker. I can say, "That behavior I know is a hard boundary for me. Somebody engaging in that behavior is somebody I cannot be in authentic relationship with. They are still a human. They are entitled to all of that. I cannot be in relationship with them." If I'm ever put into a position where I need to work with them, one on one, one of the questions that we will need to talk about is that behavior. Alyssa Scolari [28:26]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [28:27]: That's it. It's that clear cut. Around vaccines, I have a lot of immunocompromised people in my family. I was first in line to get the vaccine, first in line to get the booster. I'm just pump me with whatever you want. I don't care. I'm not a physical scientist. Everyone on the planet is saying this is a good idea. Cool. I'm in line. Yet we all are doing life with a lot of people that see these vaccines very differently. When I discover that somebody is not vaccinated, my policy very quickly becomes I cannot be within six feet of you without you wearing a mask. Alyssa Scolari [29:08]: That's your hard [crosstalk 00:29:09]. Kristen Donnelly [29:09]: If that is not something that you are willing to do, we will need to interact on Zoom. That's not tolerating them. That's not saying that they're not a good person or they're evil. That's simply saying you have made choices and I have made choices and this is the intersection of our choices. Alyssa Scolari [29:32]: Exactly. Kristen Donnelly [29:34]: Once I made that kind of policy in my life, and that's the phrase I use a lot, it's my policy, it's my policy to do this. Alyssa Scolari [29:42]: I love it. Kristen Donnelly [29:43]: Life got a lot less stressful. It just did. I get more curious. My question now a lot is like, "Well, I'd look to know why aren't you getting vaccinated?" Not judgy. Legitimately, I'm just really curious, what is your intersection of these decisions here? Alyssa Scolari [30:00]: Yes. The curiosity piece is so important. It's so important. Kristen Donnelly [30:05]: It's what changes the world. It's the only thing that ever has. No one also changes, I'll say this to you and you know this as a therapist, absolutely nobody changes their world view through shaming or statistics. Alyssa Scolari [30:16]: Thank you. I also would like to add that nobody changes their world view or their opinion on anything because of a fight on the internet. Kristen Donnelly [30:26]: Absolutely not. They might change their behavior because of shaming or statistics. Alyssa Scolari [30:30]: Exactly. Kristen Donnelly [30:31]: But as a therapist and as a social worker and as an empathy educator, I'm not looking to change behaviors. Alyssa Scolari [30:39]: No. Kristen Donnelly [30:40]: I'm looking to change world views and I'm to change how people move through the planet and that never changes through shaming, statistics or being yelled at on the internet. Alyssa Scolari [30:48]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [30:49]: It just doesn't. Alyssa Scolari [30:50]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [30:53]: It just doesn't. Erin and I have a YouTube channel and the comments we get sometimes are hilarious, where somebody's really coming for us and we're like, "Okay, dude." We want to respond back with Taylor Swift gifts and be like, "You need to calm down, man. You are bringing a lot of anger to a conversation that we are bringing zero anger to." Alyssa Scolari [31:11]: Relax, breath. Kristen Donnelly [31:12]: Do you need a hug? Do you need a puppy? Do you need a glass of water? What do you need in this moment because yelling at us isn't going to fix it. Alyssa Scolari [31:21]: Yes. Yes. Which is typically always, that's kind of my response. So many people will be like, "How do you work with people who have such differences? How do you work with people who refuse to get vaccinated?" It's just like, "Because I want to understand." Kristen Donnelly [31:41]: We have to. Alyssa Scolari [31:41]: We have to. If we don't understand than we are making no progress. Kristen Donnelly [31:49]: I respect that for some people, this is all overwhelming. Alyssa Scolari [31:52]: Absolutely. Kristen Donnelly [31:53]: The idea of trying to get to know new people or new ideas is really hard. We get the question like where should I start? Our answer is that we live in such a beautiful time of facilitated curiosity, start with a Netflix show. There is a really great documentary on Netflix right now called Crip Camp. Alyssa Scolari [32:14]: What is it? Kristen Donnelly [32:15]: Crip Camp. Alyssa Scolari [32:16]: I haven't heard of it. Kristen Donnelly [32:17]: It is about the foundations of the Americans with disabilities movement. Statistically, we'll bet that you don't know that whoever's listening to this within sound of my voice might not know somebody who is affected by the ADA Act. But spoiler alert, if you have any sort of mental health issue, you are because mental health is included in the ADA. It's a great documentary. It was Oscar nominated. It's an hour and a half of your life. Alyssa Scolari [32:47]: I've not heard of it. Kristen Donnelly [32:52]: That's the thing. You don't know where to start. This is all so overwhelming. Pick a thing. Alyssa Scolari [32:57]: One thing. Kristen Donnelly [32:59]: Pick a thing. Do the one thing. Watch a documentary, listen to a podcast, go to a cultural festival in your town and sit. Ask a question. Go to a restaurant where you can't pronounce the food and fumble your way through it. They're used to it. I promise. Alyssa Scolari [33:19]: Yes. They're so used to it. Kristen Donnelly [33:23]: Pick a thing. Alyssa Scolari [33:24]: Pick a thing. Pick a thing. Kristen Donnelly [33:27]: Pick a thing. There's no shame in not knowing unless you actively choose to ignore. Alyssa Scolari [33:34]: Yes. That is dangerous. That is dangerous. Well, thank you so, so much. I mean, this is like, I'm so passionate about this topic, because it absolutely pushes us outside of our comfort zone, especially as millennials. We were literally not taught to ask questions. We were taught to just truly coexist, which doesn't help. Like you said, it just fosters greater separation. Alyssa Scolari [34:03]: I really love this topic. I'm all about exploring uncomfortable things. This is one topic that I can see that could make people feel some kind of uncomfortable things, but that's [crosstalk 00:34:16]. Kristen Donnelly [34:16]: For sure. Alyssa Scolari [34:18]: Thank you. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for coming on the show today. I really appreciate it. Kristen Donnelly [34:24]: My pleasure. Thanks for all you're doing. Alyssa Scolari [34:27]: Thanks for listening everyone. For more information, please head over to lightaftertrauma.com or you can also follow us on social media, on Instagram. We are @lightaftertrauma. On Twitter, it is at Light After Pod. Alyssa Scolari [34:43]: Lastly, please head over to patrion.com/lightaftertrauma. To support our show, we are asking for $5 a month, which is the equivalent to a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Please head on over. Again, that's patrion.com/lightaftertrauma. Thank you and we appreciate your support.

The Hang with Ramin Karimloo
#25 - Hanging with Preston Konrad

The Hang with Ramin Karimloo

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 45:02


In this episode Ramin hangs with lifestyle expert and brand builder, Preston Konrad. Preston has become one of the most influential names in the world of brand development starting with his own company that has quickly become a huge success. He has also made an impact on the world of celebrity styling and he chats to Ramin about everything from beards to Broadway and beyond. Visit http://ramin.fan.direct for exclusive Ramin content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

More Than Tracy Turnblad
Inappropriate Work Talk with Stephanie Lexis of the Broadway Body Positivity Project

More Than Tracy Turnblad

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 77:52


Abby somehow manages not to do another intro segment on Euphoria (after last night's episode?? It was HARD!), and instead talks about her least favorite fat trope, the Sad Tragic Fat Girl (In Unrequited Love), or the tragic fat girl for short. Then Stephanie Lexis, an actress/singer-songwriter/comedian/advocate for body diversity in theatre comes on the podcast to discuss positive body image vs. body positivity, Never Have I Ever (the Netflix show not the game), diabetes, recovering from binge eating disorder, college dance program weigh-ins, Disney princesses, and why she actually likes Insatiable. ***This episode contains significant discussions of eating disorders, including bingeing and extreme restrictive behaviors. The BED talk is peppered throughout the episode, but to skip the restriction part, skip forward a few minutes after the question about college dance program weigh-ins.***SUBMIT A DATING QUESTION HERE!Join The Broadway Body Positivity Project Facebook GroupFollow The Broadway Body Positivity Project on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube!Ask Polly Advice Column: "My Friend Lost Weight and Now I Want Him. Am I Shallow?"@classyfattybabe on TikTokAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby MartinoAssistant Producer: Maya Ballester

All Of It
Talking Black Theater At The Apollo

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 20:40


For WNYC's annual MLK event at Harlem's Apollo Theater, Alison spoke with some key players in African American theater about activism and art. Joining Alison on the Apollo stage were Jonathan McCrory, director of the National Black Theatre of Harlem, and Trezana Beverly, the first African-American actress to receive a Tony Award for “Best Featured Actress in a Play” for the 1977 Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf. WNYC will air the full Apollo event at 3 PM and 8 PM on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Video can be streamed from our homepage starting at 7 PM.

The Chazz Palminteri Show
The Bullsh*t Never Ends with Dante Palminteri | Chazz Palminteri Show | EP 49

The Chazz Palminteri Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 30:56


Chazz is joined this week by his son Dante! Dante has never been in front of the camera but he finally agreed and they're in a studio in Los Angeles talking about acting! Guess what? Show business is hard, the BS never ends!  Father and son are talking about being an actor in LA vs being an actor in New York. It is a grind in New York, but in Los Angeles, get in line buddy!  EVERYONE is!  Chazz talks about the time he saved someone's life, the many times people were fake to his face and how to deal with the ups and downs of acting. You may make it to your goals, but it's not smooth sailing, you got to keep finding work! Listen to this full episode and remember, it's not a deal until the money is in the bank! #Podcast #ChazzPalminteri #LifeAdvice Send an email to ChazzPalminterishow@gmail.com! And check my out one man show and merchandise at ChazzPalminteri.net ! Thank you for the support and continue to share and send in your questions! Every Monday morning come join Chazz for another great episode of the Chazz Palminteri Show! http://hyperurl.co/ChazzPalminteriShow  Follow Chazz on Social Media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chazzpalminteri/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chazzpalminteri Welcome to the Chazz Palminteri show! Join Chazz Palminteri every week as he shares his life lessons about Hollywood, Broadway and the craft of acting, writing and directing.  Learn the secret to producing your own one person show.  Lookout for great guests & great conversation.  Not to be missed!!

BroadwayRadio
Today on Broadway: Monday, January 17, 2022

BroadwayRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 20:51


WSJ Critic Terry Teachout Dies, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Concert to Be Filmed, Ariana DeBose Hosts ‘SNL’ “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyGrace Aki grace@broadwayradio.com | @ItsGraceAkiJames Marino read more The post Today on Broadway: Monday, January 17, 2022 appeared first on BroadwayRadio.

Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor’s Journey

After a few weeks off, I'm so excited to be back for another year of great guests and wonderful discussions. As you can see there's a new look to the WINMI podcast artwork and logo, the WINMI blog is coming back, and live events are coming, so here's a little preview of what to expect in 2022. Sign up for the monthly WINMI Newsletter. Why I'll Never Make It Stories This year will offer a slightly different approach to conversations with fellow creatives. Guests will now be sharing three specific stories or experiences that have affected them and their careers. These defining moments will uncover personal setbacks as well as professional failures. We'll find out what kept them going and how it changed them. WINMI Goes Live Another development coming in 2022 is the introduction of live events. That's right WINMI is gonna be ON stage. The first of which is a night of conversation and song with Emmy winner Kevin Spirtas. It'll be January 28th at The Green Room 42 here in NYC, tickets start at $19 and are available for both table seating as well as online streaming for those who can't be with us in-person. Next up is BroadwayCon, an annual gathering here in New York for all things Broadway. It was originally scheduled for February, but out of an abundance of caution they postponed the conference till July. I'll be there with 5 other previous podcast guests, hosting a panel discussion about their journeys to Broadway. Reserve your spots now to attend BroadwayCon and The Green Room 42! http://tickets.winmipodcast.com Help WINMI Make It As always your support of this podcast is both needed and appreciated. One of the changes I'd like to bring to the podcast is transcribing each episode for deaf and hard-of-hearing artists. But that costs time and money, and I just don't have the resources to do it myself at this point. So please consider making a one-time donation or subscribing monthly to help make this goal a reality.  The Final Five For several seasons now guests have answered five final questions at the end of their interviews, first as part of the main feed of episodes, then as bonus episodes for those who supported WINMI. Well, I'm taking a different approach this season by turning those questions into a blog post to coincide with each guest's episode. The WINMI blog has take a bit of backseat in the past year or so, but not anymore. These Q&A's will provide new ways to reach followers and share these conversations with listeners.  So as you can see there's a lot to look forward to in 2022. Why I'll Never Make It is now a production of WINMI Media and is hosted by actor/singer Patrick Oliver Jones. Contact the podcast anytime at whyillnevermakeit@gmail.com. Also, check out Artist Resources and follow WINMI on Instagram or Twitter.  

Earn Your Happy
829. The Power of Public Relations With Jen Gottlieb, Co-Founder Of Superconnector Media

Earn Your Happy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 37:49


Let's face it: social media ads aren't nearly as effective as they used to be. Chris and I have been thinking about how we can take our brands to the next level this year by taking the next step with PR, or public relations. In today's today's episode, Chris and I sit down with PR expert Jen Gottlieb to discuss her modern, authentic approach to getting her clients on mainstream media platforms.    Jen shares the methodology behind her ‘Be on TV' Bootcamp and inspiring success stories of people who have gone through the program. We also talk about building confidence and establishing yourself as an expert. Tune in to learn about how you can get started on your PR journey without spending thousands of dollars!    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT: Why having your name in mainstream media is essential for your credibility  Taking the intimidation out of PR  What kind of budget you should set aside for PR How to create genuine, powerful connections Why you should avoid ‘pay-to-play' PR opportunities  Tools for overcoming imposter syndrome in order to get your story out there in a big way  Details about Jen's ‘Be on TV' Bootcamp    RESOURCES Join the 5-day ‘Be on TV' Bootcamp at beontvbootcamp.com/harder! Text PODCAST to 310-496-8363 for updates and a chance to be featured on the show!   CONNECT WITH JEN Instagram: @jen_gottlieb Super Connector Media: @superconnectormedia   CONNECT WITH LORI Instagram: @loriharder Lite Pink: @drinklitepink Earn Your Happy: @earnyourhappy Girlfriends & Business: @girlfriendsandbusiness Listen to Girlfriends & Business   CONNECT WITH CHRIS Instagram: @chriswharder Website: https://chrisharder.me  Listen to The Chris Harder Show    GUEST BIO After a 14-season run as a co-host on VH1 and a starring role in a Broadway national tour, Jen Gottlieb co-founded Super Connector Media, a full-service PR agency which was recently awarded “Best New Agency” in the 2019 Bulldog Awards. Jen is also the co-creator of the famous Be on TV Bootcamp which teaches business owners and experts everything they need to know to get on TV in 5 days. Jen's ultimate passion is helping experts and entrepreneurs gain the confidence and knowledge to get into the mainstream media, or on the stage of that major event -- giving them the authority and social proof to place them at the top of other industries. Jen has been featured in Business Insider, Shape, Women's Health, Well + Good, CBS, Good Morning America, PBS and in Goop as one of the top 11 professionals helping people find satisfying, successful careers.

For The Love Of Money
571. Is Public Relations A Worthwhile Investment? with Jen Gottlieb, Co-Founder of Superconnector Media

For The Love Of Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 36:48


Let's face it: social media ads aren't nearly as effective as they used to be. Lori and I have been thinking about how we can take our brands to the next level this year by taking the next step with PR. That's why on today's show, Lori and I sit down with PR expert Jen Gottlieb to discuss her modern, authentic approach to getting her clients on mainstream media platforms.    Jen shares the methodology behind her ‘Be on TV' Bootcamp and inspiring success stories of people who have gone through the program. We also talk about building confidence and establishing yourself as an expert. Tune in to learn about how you can get started on your PR journey without spending thousands of dollars!    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT: Why having your name in mainstream media is essential for your credibility  Taking the intimidation out of PR  What kind of budget you should set aside for PR How to create genuine, powerful connections Why you should avoid ‘pay-to-play' PR opportunities  Tools for overcoming imposter syndrome in order to get your story out there in a big way  Details about Jen's ‘Be on TV' Bootcamp    RESOURCES Join the 5-day ‘Be on TV' Bootcamp at beontvbootcamp.com/harder! Text DAILY to 310-421-0416 to get daily Money Mantras to boost your day.     CONNECT WITH JEN Instagram: @jen_gottlieb Super Connector Media: @superconnectormedia   CONNECT WITH CHRIS Instagram: @chriswharder Website: https://chrisharder.me    CONNECT WITH LORI Instagram: @loriharder Lite Pink: @drinklitepink Earn Your Happy: @earnyourhappy Girlfriends & Business: @girlfriendsandbusiness Listen to Girlfriends & Business Listen to Earn Your Happy   GUEST BIO After a 14-season run as a co-host on VH1 and a starring role in a Broadway national tour, Jen Gottlieb co-founded Super Connector Media, a full-service PR agency which was recently awarded “Best New Agency” in the 2019 Bulldog Awards. Jen is also the co-creator of the famous Be on TV Bootcamp which teaches business owners and experts everything they need to know to get on TV in 5 days. Jen's ultimate passion is helping experts and entrepreneurs gain the confidence and knowledge to get into the mainstream media, or on the stage of that major event -- giving them the authority and social proof to place them at the top of other industries. Jen has been featured in Business Insider, Shape, Women's Health, Well + Good, CBS, Good Morning America, PBS and in Goop as one of the top 11 professionals helping people find satisfying, successful careers.

Entertainment(x)
Dan Looney Part 1 ”Don't Be A Di*khead”

Entertainment(x)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 22:23


Dan Looney (TW:@dan_looney)(IG:@dan.looney)(LI:@dan-looney)is a founder of the DLAP Group which is an award-winning corporation focusing on commercial entertainment across the globe. Comprised of ten subsidiary companies: DLAP Production, DLAP Management, DLAP Accountancy, DLAP Programming, DLAP Venues, DLAP Tickets, DLAP Agency, Creative Rights International, Fourth Wall Live and Ace Pantomimes. The company has won four Olivier awards for its co-production of Stephen Sondheim's musical, Company at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End. It also received the Best Musical Award at the 2019 Deagu International Musical Festival in South Korea for their production of The Wedding Singer. DLAP produced the world premiere stage adaptation of The Last King of Scotland, based on the award-winning novel by Giles Foden (Sheffield Crucible Theatre) and the UK premiere of Kander and Ebb's musical-whodunnit, Curtains, starring Jason Manford (UK Tour and Wyndham's Theatre, West End) as well as The Last Five Years (Garrick Theatre, West End). DLAP's hit production of the 80's rock musical Rock of Ages toured the UK and Berlin in 2018-2019 and is currently playing on its second major UK Tour. DLAP has also produced the 30th Anniversary production of Fame! the musical on tour in the UK, internationally and in the West End (Peacock Theatre), as well as The Wedding Singer on tour in the UK throughout 2017 and at the Wembley Park Theatre in London in 2020, starring Strictly Come Dancing's Kevin Clifton. The company produced the legendary Broadway star, Chita Rivera Live in Concert at Cadogan Hall in 2019 and Phantom of the Opera In Concert at Beau Sejour, Guernsey. In 2020, DLAP launched a major new IP acquisition and development company, Creative Rights International, backed by venture capitalist Patrick Bradley of Station12 and in paertnership with InFine Theatre. The company controls a large portfolio of theatre, film and TV IP which it exploits globally. DLAP formed a new live events and concerts company, Fourth Wall Live, with renowned concert producer, Darren Bell. Fourth Wall produced the Live in London season at the London Hippodrome Casino in December 2019. 2021/22 concerts include Bonnie & Clyde In Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Greatest Showman's Keala Settle as well as Shoshana Bean, Jenna Russell and Jessica Vosk (all at London's Cadogan Hall). DLAP most recently formed Ace Pantomimes with seasoned pantomime producers, Immersion Theatre.

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine
Episode 280 - Arian Moayed

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 53:20


Arian Moayed is an Iranian-born award-winning actor and the co-founder of Waterwell, a civic-minded and socially conscious non-profit art and education company. With Waterwell, recent productions include The Flores Exhibits, a series of videos in which artists, lawyers, advocates, and immigrants read the sworn testimonies of children held in detention facilities at the U.S./Mexico border (flores exhibits.org), The Courtroom: a re-enactment of one woman's deportation proceedings, named "Best Theater of 2019" by The New York Times, and a dual-language Hamlet (Arian played the title role). Waterwell also created Fleet Week Follies, an annual festival of music, food, and kid-friendly activities, free to military service members and their families. At the Waterwell Education Program, over 250 students per year receive world-class arts training and education in advocacy at the Professional Performing Arts School, all free of charge. He has been a faculty member for nearly 15 years, currently teaching the Artist as Citizen and Senior Capstone classes. As a writer/director, Arian has created the Emmy-nominated thriller, The Accidental Wolf, produced by Topic, starring Tony-winners Kelli O'Hara, Laurie Metcalf, Sahr Nguajah, and many more. Current writing projects include 28 Mordad (upcoming), a film version of The Courtroom (Archer Gray/Topic) and a film adaptation of The Man in Red. He is currently writing an autobiography about his family's immigration story. Notable acting credits: Broadway's The Humans (Drama Desk Award), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony nomination), Guards at the Taj (Obie Award), Emmy-winning Succession (HBO), and an upcoming Shonda Rhimes' series, Inventing Anna (Netflix). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Culture Pop
Episode 160 - Brian d'Arcy James, ”Hawkeye” & ”West Side Story”

Culture Pop

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 56:20


Actor Brian d'Arcy James joins Mase & Sue to talk about his role as Officer Krupke in Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story." They also talk about his work in Marvel's "Hawkeye" plus his Broadway career including shows like "Shrek," "Hamilton," "Something Rotten" & "Sweet Smell of Success."

BroadwayRadio
This Week on Broadway for January 16, 2022: Ricky Ian Gordon

BroadwayRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 64:49


Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talks with Ricky Ian Gordon. Michael gives us a preview of 54 Sings Liza coming this Friday at 54 Below. Jena talks about three streaming shows: Wit @ Seeing Place Theater, Teenage Dick @ The Huntington, and Clydes @ Second Stage. Peter read more The post This Week on Broadway for January 16, 2022: Ricky Ian Gordon appeared first on BroadwayRadio.

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 16, 2022 is: sanguine • SANG-gwin • adjective Sanguine means "confidently optimistic." // The young CEO is sanguine about the struggling company's future. See the entry > Examples: "Mystifyingly, the Tony-nominated actress was never invited to audition for the 2020 Broadway revival of … 'West Side Story.' But given the way things worked out, [Ariana DeBose]—who was cast in Spielberg's movie shortly afterward—is pretty sanguine about the slight. 'I think everything happens for a reason,' she says. 'That was not my blessing. That was somebody else's blessing.'" — Sara Stewart, The New York Post, 8 Dec. 2021 Did you know? If you're the sort of cheery soul who always looks on the bright side no matter what happens, you have a sanguine personality. Sanguine is the name of one of the temperaments that ancient and medieval scholars believed was caused by an abundance of one of the four humors. It comes from sanguineus—Latin for "of or relating to blood" or "bloody"—and over centuries has had meanings ranging from "bloodthirsty" and "bloodred" to "confidently optimistic."

BroadwayRadio
Special Episode: Frank DiLella on ‘Reopening: The Broadway Revival’

BroadwayRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 21:37


For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@broadwayradio.com and include the episode name. SUPPORT OUR PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival pulls the curtain back on some of Broadway's most popular shows, revealing how the New York theater industry undertook the monumental process of turning the lights read more The post Special Episode: Frank DiLella on ‘Reopening: The Broadway Revival’ appeared first on BroadwayRadio.

Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth
Your Individuality is the Most Valuable Tool with CONOR RYAN


Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 40:44


Conor Ryan is a California-raised actor and singer living in Manhattan.Since graduating from the University of Michigan's musical theatre program in 2014, he's been on Broadway in ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA and in the original off-Broadway casts of DESPERATE MEASURES (Outer Critics' Circle nom.) JOHN & JEN (opposite Kate Baldwin), and THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE at the Public Theatre. You can listen to all those cast albums on Apple Music and Spotify.He has originated roles in the regional world premiere productions of BLISS (5th Avenue Theatre), MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION, BENNY & JOON (Paper Mill Playhouse), and INTO THE WILD (Encore Musical Theatre), in which he played Chris McCandless (select songs on YouTube). He's performed on television with John Legend and Sara Bareilles in NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: LIVE IN CONCERT. 
Episode Summary -Creating your space in the artistic world is difficult, but the best tool you have is being authentic.The artistic world is overcrowded, and it is evident to get tempted seeing others, but the secret to standing out from the crowd & getting noticed is staying in your own lane and being the individual you.
In this episode, Conor Ryan talks about how important it is to be yourself and have confidence in who you are.

“As an artist, the best way to use social media is to show gratitude to your followers.”

Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:[02:30] Conor talks about his new project.[04:52] Conor talks about his success journey and how he started.[10:47] Conor talks about his most significant accomplishment in his career and shares his most memorable moment.[22:14] The importance of social media for an artist and How Conor tries to navigate from the online chaos & engages with his audience.[31:19] What does working from your happy place means to Conor?[33:14] Conor's advice for someone starting their career as an artist.

Broadway Jets
Broadway Jets Ep. 61 Ft. DJ Bien-Aime

Broadway Jets

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 54:57


NY Daily News Beat Writer DJ Bien-Aime joins the program to recap the 2021 season. DJ, Mike and Matt also rank their Top 5 moments of the Jets season.

There's No People Like Show People

Today friends, I'm here to talk about everyone's favorite subject: rejection. Rejection is redirection. I think we falsely believe that as we get older and we experience a lot rejection, that it gets easier. It doesn't. The biggest thing to consider here is that rejection is an external response. And that a "No" is just temporary. Don't take it personally and don't give up. Despite the rejection, Keep Going. Someone is going to say YES! Thank you so much for listening and supporting the podcast. 

The Beat with Ari Melber
MAGA riot Committee debating whether to subpoena GOP leader McCarthy

The Beat with Ari Melber

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 44:21


MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 14, and reports on the latest in the Jan. 6 investigation, the top GOP leader refusing to cooperate with the Jan. 6 Committee, the sex crimes probe into Matt Gaetz, the SCOTUS decision to block President Biden's workplace vaccine rules, and how the coronavirus is upending Broadway. "American Utopia's" David Byrne and Bobby Wooten III join.

RECO12
Eric H - God With Skin On - Meeting 84

RECO12

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 58:27


Guest Intro and Bio in Eric's own  words:  Today I celebrate my 2 year sobriety birthday!  I've been a Sexaholic forever, and finally, two years ago, I was finally ready to admit to myself that my life was a mess.  My addiction was taking over all aspects of my life and I saw a vision of everything I claimed to care about slipping away.  I came into SA on the heels of an emotional affair that ended in 2019.  I truly thought at the time that I was going to have to suffer with this affliction for the rest of my life.  SA and my HP saved my life. The thing I craved most and never got as a child was emotional connections.  I've found the Real Connection here in the rooms of SA and it's given me the tools to use to make those connections in all aspects of my life. Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  Speakers from our past meetings have represented many, many fellowships and identify with addictions with such variety of alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, theft, just to name a few.  Each Friday at noon central time, we hold a live, lunch-hour speaker meeting with a recovering addict from anywhere on Earth, pertaining to any or no faith tradition, and with any background, who shares their experience, strength, and hope on a specified recovery topic of their choice.  They share for 20-25 minutes on that topic, and then the live audience gets the opportunity to ask questions of that speaker for another 20-25 minutes.  Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can click the link to PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  in the chat of the live meeting.  When you contribute, please specify the meeting number.  This is meeting number 84.  Resources referenced:Sexaholics AnonymousOutro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe.  This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262  This song is used with the  permission of Cory Ellsworth.Support the show (https://www.reco12.com/support)

GENERATION RIPE
The Seventy-Fourth One... and Lux ATL

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 84:03


Episode 74 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is writer, speaker, cheerleader, and catalyzer of communities for women: Lux ATL.Lux ATL is a former university instructor and lifelong exotic dancer turned itinerant preacher for women's empowerment through sensual awakening. Through her workshops, retreats, and digital courses, she helps women reconnect with their desires and boldly pursue a path of pleasure and fulfillment.She is also a published scholar in the field of women's studies under the name of Dr. Lindsay Byron.  Her short documentary CONJURED and Southern Cultures Magazine's article REWRITING ELIZABETH reconstruct the lives of women wrongfully institutionalized at an infamous Southern mental hospital in the mid-twentieth century.She was named Best Stripper in Atlanta in 2015, and competed in the elite Miss Pole Dance America competition in 2016. As an academic expert on women's issues as well as a long-term sex worker, she brings a unique mixture of historical, cultural, and real-world insights that cannot be found elsewhere.In 2021 she released her autobiography titled TOO PRETTY TO BE GOOD, and is the host of the podcast HOOKERGATE: Criminals and Libertines in the South, which focuses on a high profile Southern prostitution ring during the early 1970's and the Watergate scandal.  She was also featured on the Epix documentary series SEX LIFE in Season 1, Episode 3: ROPE, TITS AND TEARS.  Also on Episode 74, Wendi and Dfernando talk about Butters the Cat and some new developments, plus Wendi talks about some recent paparazzi photos taken of her on the set of THE GOLDBERGS.  On THE RIPE REPORT, Dfernando rediscovers the 90s CBS TV sitcom CYBILL (now streaming on TUBI TV), and Wendi shares some beauty treatments with BLISS' What a Melon Reviving & DeStressing Overnight Mask.Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their TEAM GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Lux ATL, her TikTok, her Twitter, her Facebook, and her YouTube Channel.  Remember to subscribe to GENERATION RIPEAnd rate & leave us a review by clicking HERE!Visit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

BroadwayRadio
Today on Broadway: Friday, January 14, 2022

BroadwayRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 21:14


Is a New Broadway Theater in the Works? ‘Birthday Candles’ Completes Cast, Eight Theatre Books for Winter “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyGrace Aki grace@broadwayradio.com | @ItsGraceAkiJames read more The post Today on Broadway: Friday, January 14, 2022 appeared first on BroadwayRadio.

Nightline
Full Episode: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Nightline

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 22:22


Leader of Oath Keepers militia group arrested in connection to the Jan. 6 riot; Broadway understudies are taking center stage due to omicron spread

I Forgot What I Was Going To Say
Joey McIntyre, He's Not a Kid Anymore

I Forgot What I Was Going To Say

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 35:58


Matty's longtime friend Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block talks about getting his big break at 15, buying his first mansion at 18, touring the world, frustrations on season one of Dancing With The Stars, performing on Broadway and… the time him and Matty almost got into a fist fight on the golf course!

Ali on the Run Show
468. Brittany Charboneau, 2022 Dopey Challenge Champion

Ali on the Run Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 85:06


“It was just so magical. Like holy smokes, I did it.” Last weekend, Brittany Charboneau made Disney history by becoming the first person to ever win all four races in the Dopey Challenge. The North Face-sponsored professional runner ran four races in four days — a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon — and broke the tape at each one. And she did so in carefully curated costumes that she hand-made herself, including Elsa from Frozen 2, Bing Bong and Joy from Inside Out, and Cruella de Vil from Cruella. On this episode, Brittany talks about why she wanted to complete the Dopey Challenge after a disappointing experience at last year's Boston Marathon. She talks about getting Covid just a few weeks before the races, and about her inspiration for each race and each costume. Plus, the Colorado-based comedian talks about attending "Broadway Camp" in New York City, where she spent nine hours a day training in dance, acting, and singing — in addition to training for the Dopey Challenge. SPONSOR: goodr. Click here and use code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off your entire goodr order! What you'll get on this episode: How Brittany's feeling after completing the Dopey Challenge (5:30) Why Brittany wanted to run the Dopey Challenge (7:30) All about Brittany's Dopey Challenge goals, and how she trained to run four races in four days (12:45) On getting Covid on Christmas Eve (20:15) On winning the Dopey Challenge 5K in 17:36, dressed as Elsa from Frozen 2 (22:00) On winning the Dopey Challenge 10K in 36:36, dressed as Bing Bong from Inside Out (30:15) On winning the Dopey Challenge half marathon in 1:19:18, dressed as Joy from Inside Out (36:00) On winning the Dopey Challenge marathon in 2:45:15, dressed as Cruella de Vil from 101 Cruella (48:30) All about those finish line cookies (1:05:45) What it was like getting a private tour of Walt Disney World (1:08:30) All about Broadway Camp in New York City (1:10:20) What's next for Brittany (1:15:20) Check out: Sugar Tats Cookie Company Broadway Weekends Follow Brittany: Instagram @funnyrunner26.2 Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Blog Strava Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify SoundCloud Overcast Stitcher Google Play SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you're enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!

Melissa Rivers' Group Text Podcast
A Chat with Broadway Legend Brian d'Arcy James

Melissa Rivers' Group Text Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 42:53


Star of stage and screen Brian d'Arcy James joins us to talk about everything from how he got started to becoming a tv star and one of Broadway's most sought out leading men (Hamilton and Something Rotten, just to name a few). Plus, he talks about his new upcoming show, How We Roll on CBS, that you won't want to miss!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The View
Thursday, Jan. 13: Cecily Strong, Ginger Zee

The View

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 40:30


Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” member Cecily Strong discusses playing Goober the Clown on abortion, and shares about her off-Broadway show “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.” Then, ABC News' Chief meteorologist and author of “A Little Closer to Home” Ginger Zee weighs in on human induced climate change and how her book helped her overcome traumatic experiences in her life. In Hot Topics, the co-hosts the 2024 Democratic ticket, and more.

Economist Radio
The Economist Asks: Mandy Patinkin

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 24:07


The Broadway legend has entertained audiences for four decades. He tells Anne McElvoy why he combines acting and activism and how he became a late-life TikTok sensation. And the star of “Homeland” reveals the personal story that inspired him to highlight Europe's refugee crisis. Also, he gives us a burst of song from his days working with the late Stephen Sondheim. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Best of Design Matters: Sarah Jones

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 62:22


Known for her multi-character, one-person Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel—Sarah Jones joins to talk about identity, community, social justice, and her relationship with her characters.

Missin' Curfew
76. National League Style with Brad Richardson

Missin' Curfew

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 155:20


While our Canadian brothers are going back into COVID protocols, all systems are go here in Southern California and the fellas are buzzin in the studio. There's a ton going on in the National League and all over the wide world of sports as the boys try to win a buck on Draft Kings any way they can. After Obie, Uppy and Printzy snap it around around, they are joined by key member of Calgary's pension line, Brad Richardson! But that's not all, the fellas are excited to announce a new feature on the show with special correspondent, Sara Civian of The Athletic! The rundown covers:- Silver Slugger Awards- Big News in the Pickle Ball World- Conditioning at Camp- Canada's Restrictions- Calgary's New Arena Status- Rumor Mill- These Teams F@ck- and more!Then veteran National Leaguer Brad Richardson joins the show from Calgary! Richie's got a long history with the fellas and they have the stories to show for it. They cover the current state of the NHL, protocols in Canada, golf in Arizona, and much more!

The Sewers of Paris
You Can be Sad or You Can be Gay (Ep 370 - Guy Branum)

The Sewers of Paris

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 80:26


Fifty-eight years ago this weekend, the musical Hello Dolly opened on Broadway — and this week we're diving into the Sewers archive for a chat with Guy Branum about why, for him, the show encapsulates all the greatest joyful aspects of being gay.We'll have that conversation in a minute. And hey don't forget to head over to mattbaume.com to subscribe to my cute little newsletter. Also take a look at my YouTube channel where I post stories about film and TV history. I've got a Golden Girls video in the works. And head over to my Patreon to support The Sewers of Paris and watch hours of bonus videos about queer pop culture.

Hollywood & Levine
EP257: Cartooning for fun and a little profit

Hollywood & Levine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 40:08


Ken's cartooning days from drawing Woody Woodpecker at 4 to trying to get in the New Yorker. If you're a fan of cartoons, comics, comic books, or New Yorker cartoons this episode is for you. More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426