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30 minutes | Nov 9, 2018
Rec Room: Rest of the Recs
I'm reccin' the rest of the podcasts I know in town! And it's a really big list, so strap in! Which, if you're listening in your car, I shouldn't have to tell you. So unsafe. Take some time and listen through to find some new podcasts to support, because this one is all wrapped up like a corpse in a hotel rug! Thank you to everyone who supported me over the last two years! It's been so much fun getting to learn more about the community I am forcing myself into!
43 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
Episode 65: Clare Roy
Performer, writer and poet Clare Thompson Roy is a strong advocate for “doing the work” for the love of it and not accepting gigs based on money alone. Which is great because she moved to Phoenix. Clare sat with me outside of Urban Beans to talk about working with managers and agents, growing as an artist, and succeeding by not doing what she was taught. Clare has a blog and an instagram page where she shares visual art and poetry called starvinglittleartist that is definitely worth a follow!
10 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
Rec Room: Ghost Boys & other stuff
Light em if you got em bruh, it's the Rec Room. Today I'm shouting out a local podcast that is no long releasing episodes, because nothing matters and it's funny.So check out Ghost Boys with Lou Moon and Tristan Bowling! Lou has since relocated but Tristan is still active in town doing fun stuff. On a heavier note, Comedy Off Main St. Needs our help! Here is a link to the https://www.gofundme.com/comedy-off-main-st, and you can hear more details in the episode You can also go check out the Bro Show this Friday at Sic Sense! Details https://www.facebook.com/events/480098535801515/?ti=icl And I swear to God if you don't rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes and everywhere else.
55 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Episode 64: Shandi Ilyse, Allison Bauer, And Jessie Tully
Shandi, Allison, and Jessie are three theatre practitioners who joined forces to create the Blood n'Blush podcast, combining true crime, makeup, and current events. Like a Voltron of shit you drown in on Youtube. We met up at good ol' Urban Beans to talk about acknowledging 2nd jobs as a part of an artist's life, accepting praise from your peers whether or not you agree, and being shocked that anyone actually listens to their weird ass podcast. Shandi Ilyse is currently in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Theatreworks, which runs Friday-Saturday-Sunday through October 27. You can also downlod their friend's narrative podcast All in my Head starting on Halloween. And of course listen to Blood n' Blush every Monday on all your fav social media and pod sites. Don't forget to rate review and subscribe to mine as well! Or I'll straight murder you myself.
11 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
Rec Room: Blood n’ Blush & Other Stuff
Something spooky is brewing in the Rec Room, and I don’t just mean the Eastern European Milk Liquor I found a recipe for on stumbleupon in college. Our podcast rec’ this week is Blood n’ Blush! Blood n’ Blush is a podcast that takes a deep dive into the two worlds where you find those things, namely true crime and cosmetics. It’s a very fun podcast and the three hosts will be guest on a episode in the near future! I also recommend local haunted house attraction Sanctum of Horror, even though I fucking forget the name on the recording, which is a great haunted house outside of superstition springs mall this season!
40 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Episode 63: Holly Pyle
Holly Pyle is a vocal artist known for her use of looping, which does not in fact relate to the production of any breakfast cereals, so those questions have now been omitted. We met after her gig at the Vig Arcadia to talk about discovering jazz, struggling with ego, and what happens when you have to play tequila music. Holly has just released an album with House of Stairs available on Bandcamp, and they are jumping right into planning their next. You can see all of their upcoming gigs at houseofstairsmusic.com and hollypyle.com, and on Facebook and Instagram Don't forget to rate review and subscribe rate review and subscribe rate review and subscribe!
9 minutes | Sep 27, 2018
Rec Room: What The Fork & Other Stuff
Get ready to half-heartedly play pool with your dorm-mate, because we are back in the Rec Room! This week I'm rec'in' a brand new podcast only one episode deep: What the Fork with Jared Duran and Jason Keil. What the Fork is a podcast that takes the hilarious sitcom The Good Place episode by episode basically just talking about how freakin great it is, and I am here for it. You can also hear Jared on the other Hoot n' Waddle podcasts like Ltd Engagement and Hoot n' Review, and you can read Jason's work in the Phoenix New Times. I also talk about Brelby Theatre and babies so those are good things. Don't torget to rate review and subscribe!
44 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
Episode 62: Casey Anderson
Writer and burgeoning actor Casey Anderson had his life change when he found the books of Cormac McCarthy, similar to my experience with the Captain Underpants series. We talk about how art teaches patience, engaging people with the barest minimum, and why even as a child he knew Flubber was trash. Casey is making his stage debut in Reasons to be Pretty at Laughing Pig Theatre, opening Friday September 28. Tickets available at [(laughingpigtheatre.com)] Don’t forget to rate review subscribe and buy tickets to the motherfucking play!
12 minutes | Sep 13, 2018
Rec Room: On the Grid and other stuff
Hey it's another Rec Room! This week I'm rec'in' a podcast fairly similar to mine but with much more gravitas and deeper Phoenix roots and better microphones: It's On the Grid with Phillip Haldiman and Chris Ayers! Also Now & Then Theatre Company and Joe's Farm Grill. Listen now even though I just told you what I say!
43 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
Episode 61: Jacque Arend
Actor and improvisor Jacque Arend says the changes she is making right now are her beginning her "second life." Fearing witchcraft, I threw her into the murkey depths of the river, where lo she did sink. But first we talked in thr lobby of the TCA about not getting encouragement to do what you love, craving drama after a life of comedy, and how easy it is to teach without really knowing what the hell your doing. Jacque is making her theatrical comeback in Theatreworks' The Red Velvet Cake Warson October 26, more details at theaterworks.org You can also see her in Arizona Actor's Academy's Scene Festival, next Saturday September 15 at 7:30, tickets and info at azactorsacademy.com And you can always see something fun at The Torch, where Jacque still occaisionally performs and teaches. And you can always rate review and subscribe to the podcast I guess IF THERE'S TIME
10 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
Rec Room: Taste Buddies and other stuff
Welcome to the first Rec Room mini episode! I decided on off weeks where there is no interview, I’m going to try releasing short, 10-15 min segments where I will highlight another great local podcast, as well as whoever and whatever else I feel like because there are no rules in the Wasteland. For this first episode, I’m highlighting the newer podcast Taste Buddies with Genevieve Rice, Comedy off Main St, and Rudy’s BBQ, which it turns out is not local but still pretty good! See you next week for a normal interview!
44 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
Episode 60: Christopher Danowski
Writer and performer Christopher Danowski is my guest this week! I confidently told him as prep that I try not to talk too much so that he should speak freely, then proceeded to talk for a full minute before asking him a single question! Oops! But Chris still shared with me his thoughts on Theatre that challenges the audience, the double-edged sword of academic research, and why sometimes you should just say “fuck it” and do a sketch show. Chris is heading overseas to teach soon, but before he goes you can purchase his new book Dogsear. through Hoot n’ Waddle Press. The release party is September 15 from 5-7 PM at The Hive on 16th St. You can also see B3 Productions staging of Chris’ play Frogwomen opening November 10, more info at [thesicsense.com] Don’t forget to rate review and subscribe like your mama taught you!
44 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Episode 58: Mo
DJ and Radio personality Mo is a steadfast believer in paying your dues to get ahead which I guess means I owe the library an apology and a bunch of money. We sat down outside Mango’s in Mesa to talk about the pressures of being the face of a company, giving local bands a chance to get heard, and why a guy who’s catchphrase is Dy-no-mite shouldn’t bemoan modern comedy. You can catch The Mo Show every weekday morning from 6-10 on Alt AZ 93.3, and catch Facebook live streams every Monday and Friday! You can also follow Mo on her new streaming channel at twitchtv.com/altaz933 Don't forget to rate review and subscribe everywhere so you get into heaven!
47 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
Episode 57: Tayo Talaibi
Performer and playwright Tayo Talaibi was my guest this week! Like any good interview experience, it started with her threatening to throw shit around the room. Tayo joined me at the Mesa Arts Center to discuss rediscovering acting after giving up on the arts, using the tools the internet provides, and why David Mamet would be great if he figured out what a woman is. Tayo produces work through her organization, Arizona Open Book Society, which you can follow on Facebook. Their next event is a staged reading of Tayo’s short play Lend An Ear, which will happen Saturday, August 11 at 6:30 PM at Lawn Gnome Publishing. You will get to see a sample of Tayo’s work when she performs as part of Laughing Pig Theatre’s next Monologue Cafe, which goes up July 27 and 28 at 7:30 PM. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to get seven years good luck!
55 minutes | Jun 29, 2018
Episode 56: April Waltersheid
When she was young, performer and comedian April Waltersheid would record episodes of Saturday Night Live and force her friends to reenact them with her. I had a similar hobby, but with times my family were proud of me. April and I sat on the floor of her packed-up living room and talked about creating a unique aesthetic whether it's conscious or not, the effect childhood damages can have on creativity, and how Judy Garland is less nostalgia-inspiring when you remember how rekt on ketamine she must have been. April will be performing in Tucson at Cans Deli on July 13 at the C* nts being C* unts talking about C* nts comedy show. More details on the Facebook page That same night, she will have a guest host for her Unicorn Comedy Show at The Nile in Mesa, more details TBD. You can also watch April's sketches on Youtube, and follow her everywhere. Don't forget to check out Survival Skills this weekend, and rate review and subscribe the podcast everywhere!
43 minutes | Jun 16, 2018
Episode 55: Alex Gilman
Comedian, improvisor and youtuber Alex Gilman is taking his first baby steps back into the entertainment world. And, just like a baby, he's hoping he won't fall on his face and shit himself. We hung out in his house and talked about why going it alkne was exactly what you want and not what you expect, how books and memoirs can help you set the stage for yournown ideas, and who that one person was, from that show, she's really good, you know? You can check out Alex's gaming videos on Youtube as Doc Digg (I'm in a couple and the games are too hard). You can also find Alex on Facebook and Instagram for updates on his improv shows at The Torch! And you'll have plenty of time to RATE REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE EVERYWHERE.
44 minutes | May 31, 2018
Episode 54: Brian Foley
Actor, director, and educator Brian Foley doesn't CLOWN AROUND when it comes to CLOWNING AROUND. That took me 7 minutes to think of. He's a circus artist. We shared a pot of tea at a Chinese Restaurant and talked about the public opinion of circus arts, creating and casting a local variety show, and the artitic mantra that 90% of everything is garbage. You can get ready for next month's Valley Variety by going to vvphx.com To learn more about Brian himself, go to brianfoley.net You can keep up with Brenda Foley's great work with the Bridge Initiative at bridgeinit.org There are also a lot of great performing arts summer camps coming up for anyone who knows any parents! The Irish Cultural Center has a camp for kids 8-12 from June 18-22, details at azirish.org Circus School of Arizona has camps running all summer starting June 4 for kids 7-14, see the full breakdown at circusschoolofarizona.com Finally, Phoenix Youth Circus has camps June 4-8 and June 11-15 for kids 7-15, learn more at phxyouthcircus.org As always, check out Laughing Pig Theatre's upcoming events and rate review and subscribe on all media because it is the least you can do.
48 minutes | May 16, 2018
Episode 53: Austin Ryan
Austin Ryan of No Lungs chose to forego some traditional avenues of creating and releasing music, rather employing a more innovative, transparent online approach. Basically his Insta game is fire. Austin watched me drink coffee at The Coffee Shop as we talked about building the confidence to record solo, releasing rapid-fire albums, and why doing stuff like my podcast is awesome. You can find both of No Lungs' full-length albums in a pay-what-you-can format on Bandcamp or Spotify. You can also follow No Lungs to learn about upcoming dates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @nolungsaz. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe for real this time!
48 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
Episode 52: Sherdes Leona
Creative artist Sherdes Leona ranks 27th in the world for female spoken word performers. I was recently rank 118th in floorwide performance at my day job. Truly a meeting of giants. We met at Urban Beans to talk about mixing media to explore themes, marketing yourself in a new area, and why she might be too competitive to compete. You can see samples of Sherdes' phenominal work at sherdesleona.com, @sherdesleona on Instagram, or Sherdes Leona Creates on Facebook. You can also inquire directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Laughing Pig Theatre has great things planned, and as always rate, review and subscribe because guess what you haven't yet.
41 minutes | Mar 30, 2018
Episode 51: Sam Decross Part 2
Sam Decross is back on the show? Talk about a Poor Life Choice, am I rite? Sam invited over to his pad to talk about how his music talent management business has evolved and expanded since we last talked. He shares how every artist should wake up thinking about finding a new audience, what he looks for in artists to work with, and how Chelsey Louise could take over his company herself if she wanted. Fairy Bones will release the video for the next single "Hang with the Bois" off of their recent album 0% Fun on April 20, and will be promoting it live at KWSS that day. Paper Foxes will be dropping a new video soon, and you can see them at Tempe Center for the Arts on April 27. The Sink or Swim will be opening for The Sherlocks at Last Exit Live on April 29. Follow all three bands and Poor Life Choice Management on Facebook and Instagram, and learn more about all these shows and more at Poor Life Choice Rate Review and Subscribe to keep us going!
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