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All People Are Famous
22 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
Ep. 130 - Season 2 Finale
On the season finale of APAF, Eli talks about why it's the right time to stop the podcast (again) and the new field he's transitioning into. Plus, he interviews the listener! Remember that you can listen to past episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean! Thanks for listening!
84 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
Ep. 129 - David & Beckett Lee
Eli and David Ian Lee just finished a 1000+ mile road trip and lived to podcast about it! On episode 129, the two friends talk theatre, New York, the midwest, parenting, and how they each went slowly insane on the road trip. Then, in the second half of the episode, Eli interviews David's 7-year-old son Beckett. They talk about movies, creativity, being funny, and first grade. Next week will be the season finale of APAF so be sure to go back and listen to all previous episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, or Podbean!
68 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
Ep. 128 - Michael Grubb
Eli is starting a masters program in Student Affairs. But before he does that, he wanted to interview a professional in the field! Michael Grubb has (sorta) been friends with Eli for years and he opens up his office to talk student affairs, higher ed, social media, depression, counseling, the performing arts, and how he went from being a middle school music teacher to an academic advisor in the Kelley School of Business! Plus, Eli shares with Michael some of his thoughts and fears about his upcoming grad school experience. Only TWO EPISODES LEFT in Season 2 of APAF! Listen to previous episodes and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean!
64 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
Ep. 127 - Adam Henze
Eli and Adam Henze first met at a poetry slam four years ago. This interview is their second meeting. On episode 127 of APAF, the poet/teacher/PhD student sits down with Eli in an empty college classroom to talk about current issues in higher education, the difficulty in defining slam poetry, working with teen writers, graduate school, and the port-a-potties at the Indy 500. Only two more episodes left until the end of Season 2! Go back and listen past episodes or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean!
41 minutes | Aug 1, 2017
Ep. 126 - Seth Mutchler
Does "banana" count as a swear word? Seth Mutchler thinks so. In episode 126 of the podcast, Eli travels to Bloomington, Indiana to talk with Seth about bananas, their high school friendship, his work at the IU Cinema, cats, fiancés, and that one infamous Rocky Horror Picture Show costume contest. Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean! The Season 2 Finale will air on August 29!
103 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
Ep. 125 - Jared Sanders
Jared Sanders has been thinking about cancer a lot lately. In addition to that humor-filled subject, he talks with Eli about comedy, growing up in a college town, falling asleep on the el train, and his experiences as a budding improviser and performer in Chicago. Remember that hat you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean!
90 minutes | Jul 18, 2017
Ep. 124 - Matt Frankl
Matt Frankl likes being a wanderer. And he's not done yet! Listen to the budding filmmaker and Eli's former restaurant coworker as he tells of his travels, talks movies, and explains the philosophy of risk taking that fuels his adventures! Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean!
80 minutes | Jul 11, 2017
Ep. 123 - Joe Faifer
Joe Faifer didn't always want to be an actor. In fact, he came to acting comparatively late in the game, but he wouldn't have it any other way! In episode 123 of APAF, Joe talks to Eli about all the things he studied before acting, his experiences growing up on the southwest side of Chicago, strength, fear, projects they've worked on together, and that one time he vomitted in a church. Plus, Eli actually talks about himself for once! Remember that you can LISTEN to all previous episodes and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast for FREE on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean!
66 minutes | Jul 4, 2017
Ep. 122 - Lizzie Daniels
AND WE'RE BACK! After a couple months away from the microphone, Eli steps back into his usual hosting duties to interview historian, school teacher, and improviser Lizzie Daniels! Among other things, they talk about how she balances all of her interests, the roundabout way she came to teaching, her improv troupe The Moonsharks, and what the future holds! Remember that you can LISTEN to all previous episodes and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on ITUNES, STITCHER, and PODBEAN!
50 minutes | May 29, 2017
Ep. 121 - Shantira Jackson, interviewed by Annie Sauter
Guest Host Month concludes with Annie Sauter (previously heard on episodes 54 & 107) interviewing improvisor and comedy writer Shantira Jackson (@tira_son). On episode 121 of APAF, Annie calls up Shantira to ask her about her new job as a staff writer on "50 Central," her time as a Second City performer, moving from Chicago to New York, how people should act around celebrities, and food....lots of food. Eli will be back to his usual hosting duties next week! Remember that you can listen and subscribe to the All People Are Famous podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean!
58 minutes | May 16, 2017
Ep. 120 - Dan Kerr-Hobert, interviewed by Bilal Dardai
In episode 120 of the podcast, Guest Host Month continues with theatremaker and writer Bilal Dardai (previously heard on episode 79) interviewing his friend and colleague Dan Kerr-Hobert! Dan tells Bilal about how he got his first stage role sight unseen, the childhood friendship he developed with his goat co-star, his experiences traveling the world as a puppeteer, and the critically acclaimed shows he has devised with The Neo-Futurists. Guest Host Month continues through the end of May! You can listen to all episodes, new and old, on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean!
69 minutes | May 9, 2017
Ep. 119 - Brynne Barnard, interviewed by Taylor Wisham pt. 2
On episode 119 of APAF, Guest Host Month continues with PART TWO of Taylor Wisham interviewing Brynne Barnard! They talk about about acting school, big girl jobs, the struggle to be artists in Chicago, the loaded questions surrounding white feminism, and, of course, the 10 Questions! Plus, Eli plugs Taylor's latest Youtube project (http://bit.ly/2phAOud) and next week's podcast episode! Remember that you can LISTEN to all episodes and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Podbean!
81 minutes | May 1, 2017
Ep. 118 - Brynne Barnard, interviewed by Taylor Wisham pt. 1
It's Guest Host Month here at APAF and we're kicking thing's off with Taylor Wisham (as heard on episode 59) interviewing Brynne Barnard. They talk acting, school, living in Chicago, feminism, dating, Taylor's fateful Theatre of Ted performance, and why she wanted to interview Brynne in the first place! Plus, this is the first instance of an APAF interview being recorded while mimosas are being enjoyed. Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Podbean. Guest Host Month continues through the end of May!
68 minutes | Apr 27, 2017
Ep. 117 - “Chicago Aussie” Jack Brandtman
Sometimes it takes an outsider to help you appreciate where you are. And Jack Brandtman has set out to do just that, making videos about Chicago from the unique perspective of a native Australian. On episode 117 of APAF, The Chicago Aussie tells Eli about his Australian roots, how he became a videographer, how he wound up in Chicago, and why he tried to visit every el train stop in one day! Plus, Eli plugs Guest Host Month, starting next week! Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Podbean!
73 minutes | Apr 19, 2017
Ep. 116 - Nick Spindler
If you don't know Nick Spindler, you might know his alter ego Claire Voyant, who has quickly become a mainstay in the Chicago drag scene. In episode 116 of APAF, Nick joins Eli in the studio apartment to talk about acting, drag, astrology, and why their mutual love for Jane Krakowski is pretty much the basis of their entire friendship. Plus, Eli apologizes for being late again. Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the All People Are Famous podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Podbean!
65 minutes | Apr 14, 2017
Ep. 115 - Kelly Steik
Kelly Steik is probably one of the few Chicago improvisors who can list "fire breathing" on her resume. In episode 115 of APAF, she catches up with Eli to talk about improv, fire breathing, the future, Chicago, and reality television. And the conversation is totally not awkward. Plus, Eli previews the crazy things that are coming to the podcast in May! Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean!
79 minutes | Apr 3, 2017
Ep. 114 - Jessie Oliver
In Episode 114, Eli sits down with opera singer/vocal teacher Jessie Oliver. Among other things, they talk about the opera scene in Chicago, the theatre company Barrel of Monkys, Jessie's decision to devote herself fulltime to teaching and performing, and their mutual love for the film Sister Act 2. Plus, Eli hangs out in a hallway before the interview. Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Podbean!
49 minutes | Mar 27, 2017
Ep. 113 - Heather Currie
In episode 113 of APAF, Eli sits down with Heather Currie, an actor, director, and teacher in Chicago. They talk about what it was like for Heather growing up in and around Chicago theatre, how one fateful day at her job as a restaurant waitress made her decide to be a teacher, her experience becoming an ensemble member with Lifeline Theatre, and how Eli should get caught up on Sex And The City. Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Podbean!
89 minutes | Mar 20, 2017
Ep. 112 - Liz Dillard
On episode 112 of APAF, Liz Dillard joins Eli to talk about art, animals, James Lipton, time management, pizza, and how she went from being a volleyball player in small-town Ohio to an actor and improviser in Chicago! And yes, they also talk about the CTA Holiday Train. Plus, Eli talks about the real meaning of "greatness." Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to all episodes of iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Podbean!
61 minutes | Mar 13, 2017
APAF 111 - Kelsey Bunner
Chicago actor Kelsey Bunner doesn't have everything figured out. But people tend to think she does. On episode 111 of APAF, Kelsey tells Eli about how this has helped her grow, how a budding young scientist fell in love with acting, and why "not having it all figured out" can be freeing. Plus, Eli does not write an introduction to this episode. Remember that you can LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean!
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