This week, our guest is actress, media producer, and champion of positivity, Jenna Edwards. Michael and Jenna discuss the art of producing, independent vs. major studio productions, her upcoming TV talk show Wake Up!, 70s and 80s vs. modern TV, The Walking Dead, Alias, nice celebrities, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, empowering life changes, stand-up comedy, prioritizing, fear vs. positivity, recovering from major life-shattering tragedy, PTSD, being kind, Selma, Oprah, pursuing happiness, listening to the Universe, retiring from film producing, achieving goals, podcasting, and frugal vs. lavish weddings.
This week, our guest is co-creator of the podcast Two Ts in a Pod, Travis Olgin. Michael and Travis talked about podcasting, high school experiences, GWAR, the myths of violence in media, teenage dating, alcohol laws, movies, TV, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Bob’s Burgers, late night TV, Richard Cheese, KROQ, music, mixtapes and CDs, physical vs. digital media, and music library streaming services.
Kitty Brown joins again as co-host. We sat down with Disney animation background artist, Carl Beu, and discussed personal fitness, moving, wage slavery, Disney animation, labor unions, the future, humanism, Bioshock, Siri, robot-human marriage, bleak futuristic sci-fi, empathy, #TheDress, Leonard Nimoy, problematic perception in corporate culture, Purple Dog, misogyny in media culture, Net Neutrality, background animation, concept art, advice for new artists, Motor City, Goth and Industrial club culture and dating, mosh pits, and background art influences.
Our guest this week is English actor, writer, regular on BBC America’s The Brit List, and creator of the popular web/TV series, Goodnight Burbank, Hayden Black. We discussed con flu, Gallifrey One, his upcoming animated web series Gen Zed, transpeople in media, the progress of genre media and fandom, podcasting, Doctor Who, Goodnight Burbank, stand-up comedy, Blake’s 7, haunted houses, Los Angeles wildlife, and making your creative dreams happen.
Last night I was a guest on the Two Ts In A Pod podcast episode 78. Travises Olgin and Tucker and their intrepid producer PT had me on to have a few giggles about spy movies, James Bond theme songs, and all manner of media chicanery. There was even a special celebrity traffic copter report. It was a blast and I hope to be invited back. Monsieur Olgin will be a guest on S2XP in the coming weeks.
Two Ts In A Pod episode 78 is available now in iTunes and Stitcher. Please go listen, rate, subscribe, like, etc.
Our guest is costume designer and founder of Cape and Cowl, Abby Polakow. Also joining us this week is special co-host, Kitty Brown. Kitty and Michael spoke with Abby about cosplay and costume design, photography, female model empowerment, feminism, leaked vs. released celebrity nudes, X-men, diversity in cosplay, nerd entitlement and nerd rage, social impact on media trends, The Walking Dead, Cassandra Cain Batgirl, Spoiler, cosplay advice, Power Girl, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, moving on from costume design, homemade cosplay, media costumes vs. cosplay, aerial silk, the 12th Doctor costume, and diversity in genre media.