Episode 73 – Bryan Belleza and Kelly Thayer

This episode is the return of Los Angeles AcroYoga performer Bryan Belleza along with his creative partner, Kelly Thayer. Bryan, Kelly, and Michael discuss AcroYoga, film projects, the creative process, creating on a budget, work vs. play, collaboration, passion projects, common vision, positivity, sexism in Acro, personal power, Kitty Brown, actualization, Filipino cuisine, food issues, portion control, nutrition, body aesthetics, food science, Alton Brown, exercise, water, sleep, hypoglycemia, and Feminism.

LINKS
AcroAnt on Instagram
Kelly Thayer on Facebook
Brian Belleza on Facebook
Ivithebatmanivi on Instagram
Play LA AcroYoga channel on YouTube
The Showdown
The Rising
The Goddess Cellebration 

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Episode 72 – The Armoires Return

This episode sees the return of LA band, The Armoires, just back from their UK tour. Rex Broom, Christina Bulbenko, Derek Hanna, Clifford Ulrich, and Michael talked about touring, England, London, Robyn Hitchcock, The Armoires lineup, The California Institute of Abnormalarts, Big Stir, day jobs, fretless bass, side projects, concerts, celebrity deaths, Prince, David Bowie, 1970s showbiz, music from childhood, Neil Young, 560 KLZ-AM, variety shows, answer songs, UK stories, hearing your song on the radio, kismet, Incidental Lightshow, favorite albums, touring bands, and building music community.

LINKS
The Armoires
Cait Brennan
California Institute of Abnormalarts
VisualabDesign
International Pop Overthrow
Kenny’s Plumbing

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Episode 71 – Sex Nerd Sandra

This week’s guest is blogger, podcaster, and sex educator Sex Nerd Sandra. Michael and Sandra talked about recording equipment, Nerdmelt, socializing, sex education, books, consensual non-monogamy, sexuality, repressed memories, the mind, marijuana, altered experiences, internal vs. external experiences, Bill Hicks, mushrooms, salvia, consent, virginity, first times, terminology, parents, rough sex, fine art porn, feminism, 70s porn, STDs, Doctor Who, comics, podcasts, Filipino dating, Asian representation in media, waving one’s freak flag, comic book movies, parenting, adulting, college, and sex positivity. 

LINKS
SexNerdSandra.com
MakeLoveNotPorn.com

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Episode 70 – Dax Jordan

This episode is comedian, Dax Jordan. Michael and Dax talked about Rodney Bingenheimer, comedy, Virginia Jones, LA improv theaters, stand-up, The Big Fire Comedy Festival, improv vs. comedians, Auggie Smith, Andy Kaufman, Tony Clifton, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Joel Murray, Dr. Demento, “Metric Mike” Jordan, Charles Fleischer, Superego, Ron Funches, The Comedy Channel, Warren Thomas, Jan Karam, Monty Python, open mics, Dane Cook, the Hollywood Improv, Wayne Federman, Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K., Joe Kenda, representation, W. Kamau Bell, and Master of None.

LINKS
Dax Jordan.com
#1 Grandson
@DaxJordan on Twitter
Big Fire Comedy Festival

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Episode 69 – Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na

This episode features filmmakers and actors, Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na. We’ve all been friends at the clubs for many years, and Rhonda and Zach recently released a short film on YouTube called Comfort. Kitty and I sat down with Rhonda and Zach and chatted about California culture, growing up in Denver, nutrition, fitness, filmmaking, comics, Comfort, short films, rehab, spirituality vs. religion, Star Wars, spoiler culture, The Force Awakens, pooping at work, squat & toss, powerlifting, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Entourage, white Hollywood, comic book movies, Whedonopolis, Deadpool, movies vs. comics, The Ultimates, chudder day, animal onesies, Hannibal Lecter, American Mary, Gone Girl, female protagonists, character flaws, character agency, Marvel 1602, The Knick, The 100, John Boyega, Daniel Craig, James Bond, Spectre, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

LINKS
Black Squid Media on Youtube
Comfort on YouTube
Whedonopolis 2016

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Episode 68 – Hayden Black Returns!

This episode is the return of writer, producer, and friend of the podcast, Hayden Black. Hayden and Michael talk about UK accents, british TV, british culture, Sundays in the UK, Doctor Who, Count Dracula, Louis Jourdan, GenZed, animation, The Simpsons, South Park, Ripping Yarns, Monty Python, Last of the Summer Wine, Happy Valley, Gogglebox, Crashing, The Young Ones, Rik Mayall, Believe Nothing, Bottom, Filthy, Rich, and Catflap, ‘Allo ‘Allo, Are You Being Served?, radio series, League of Gentlemen, Alan Partridge, Big Train, Graham Linehan, The IT Crowd, Simon Pegg, The World’s End, Extras, Fresh Meat, bleak American TV, Jessica Jones, Sense 8, Agent Carter, comics, podcasts, Serial, James Bond, Spectre, Lost, M. Night Shaymalan, Wayward Pines, Steven Moffat, and classic Doctor Who.

LINKS
Hayden Black on Twitter
Gen Zed official site
Gen Zed on Twitter

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Episode 67 – Christopher Chen

This week’s guest is actor Christopher Chen. See Chris in an upcoming episode of Modern Family on ABC, Wednesday, March 23. Michael, and Kitty talked to Chris about acting, creative arts, creative burnout, food service, getting paid for your art, 99 seat theaters, following your passion, improv, iO West, representation, Asian actors, Ken Jeong, Tennessee Williams, the business side of entertainment, overcoming fear, nail polish, sketch comedy, support systems, paying for creative work, auditions, The Academy Awards, celebrity encounters, Asian racism in entertainment, and Mulan.

LINKS
ChristopherChen on IMDb
ChristopherChen on Twitter
ChristopherChenActor on Facebook
iO West Improv
Modern Family on ABC

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Alyssa from Whovian Feminism

This week’s guest is Alyssa from the Whovian Feminism blog. Michael and Alyssa met at the Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles, sat poolside and discussed, Feminism, Doctor Who, companions: Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, Rose Tyler, Leela, Romana, Clara Oswald, Donna Noble, Nyssa, and Tegan Jovanka.

LINKS
Whovian Feminism blog

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Kitty’s Back!

Kitty Brown is back! After a several month hiatus, Michael and Kitty talked about The X-Files, Twin Peaks, fitness, selfies, body dysmorphia, systemic sexism, Susan Sarandon, Beyonce, representation, Ghost Busters, The Jonah Keri Podcast, vulnerable action heroes, Mad Max: Fury Road, #OscarsSoWhite, intersectional feminism, compliments, mansplaining, Star Wars, nerd culture, The Big Bang Theory, TV, and movies.

LINKS
Kitty Brown Designs

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Bowie

Today’s episode is a compilation of two roundtable discussions about our fallen alien god, David Bowie. This was recorded over two weeks with former podcast guests, Patrick Duncan, Hayden Black, Shannon Corder, Travis Olgin, and Tara Price, as well as newcomers Rachel Weinstein, and Shannon Robles. We commiserated, talked, shared stories, sang, and cried.

LINKS
David Bowie official website
Rachel Weinstein on the radio with David Bowie in 1997
Flight of the Conchords – Bowie
Flight of the Conchords – Bowie’s in Space
Liam Lynch – Fake David Bowie Song

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