Crooner Has It

Crooner Has It

Crooner has it with Jerason Dean features a wannabe rat packer, exploring the ins and outs of hitting the big time with interviews from other ambitious darbs shooting their shot for the top. From singers, songwriters, drag artists, burlesque dancers to comedians, actors, and more, Jerason Dean is gabbing it up with some of his favorite personalities across varying industries.

Episodes

September 8, 2022 45 min

In this episode of Crooner Has It, I have one of the live show's first performers, Willy LaQueue. Known as the limpest wrist in burlesque, this king of chaos is telling all his secrets and teaching me a thing or two about learning to trust the process. Que sera, sera!

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I'm chatting with a wrestling legacy on this hot new episode of Crooner Has It. Shaul Guerrero (AKA Miss Nyxon) is in the house, and she's bringing the heat. In this pod, we get a crash course in the behind-the-scenes action of the WWE and the road that led Guerrero there. The show doesn't stop here, though, and you'll need to tune in to find out just how many accolades Guerrero has under her belt. 

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August 11, 2022 59 min

On this swanky episode of Crooner Has it, I'm chatting with my newest networking success story, Brooklyn Britches. Brooklyn and I recently collaborated on an upcoming project and have been fast friends since. Tune in to listen to their Chicago success story and find out where you can catch Brooklyn Britches and the Whispers!  

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July 28, 2022 41 min

Chicago's vintage bombshell is in the Crooner Has It studio, and we are traveling back to where it all began. Ruby Spencer is giving me the lowdown on everything from the birth of her stage name to her Hollywood debut! Tune in for all of the titillating details. 

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July 14, 2022 38 min

Chicago's famous belly dancing geek is in the studio on the most recent episode of Crooner Has It. With a long resume and deep knowledge of Star Wars, Dawn Xiana Moon sat down with your resident crooner to chat about her many accolades. Tune it for all the nerdy details. 

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In the newest episode of Crooner Has It, I've brought in a man of many talents. Isaac Stauffer is a Chicago-based performer specializing in (but not limited to) the art of tap. We are taking his journey to the top all the way back to his Iowa roots and hitting every stop along the way. Tune in! 

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In this episode of Crooner Has It, I've brought in the incomparable Irving of Irv22. Irv and I go way back to his first days of video work and my first music video for my cover of "I'm a Fool to Want You." We are having one heck of a bull session in this pod by catching up on all of our current projects and contemplating what's on the docket.  Tune in! 

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May 26, 2022 42 min

Mamma Mia! Noelle Jay is in the studio, and she's got a lot to say. This burlesque bombshell is gabbing it up about her starring role in Catherine Johnson's jukebox musical, Mamma Mia, her journey to get there, and the ins and outs of making it to the main stage.  Tune in for all the juicy details.  

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In the newest episode of Crooner Has It, I am kicking off season 3 with a local darb who has been slaying the game for a handful of years now, Cole DeGenova. Shifting between the realms of Soul, Pop, and Jazz music, Degenova is an accomplished artist with a hefty resume. Tune in and find out just what this guy has been up to. 

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December 23, 2021 49 min

Tune in to this holiday episode where worlds collied, and I connect with another windy city podcast host, Blake Lambert-Haak. Blake is the host of Haunted Hometowns, where he dives into the spooks and specters that haunt our favorite cities across the U.S.A. Halloween may be his favorite, but blake has decided to merge our love of podcasting and chat all about my favorite time of year, Christmas!

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December 16, 2021 43 min

In this rhythmic episode of Crooner Has It, Chicago's Molly Smith of Chicago Tap Theater is swinging by the studio to clear the air and remind the haters that tap is anything but dead. We've all seen the greatest of Hollywood prance across the stage in titillating dance sequences, and now Molly tells us the secret of what got them started. 

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December 9, 2021 60 min

Wouldn't ya know that I had the opportunity to sit down with the coolest cougar in all of Chicago? That's right, Aunt Nance has graced the Crooner pod with her effervescence and turned the heat up in this studio the only way Nance can.  Tune in for a rollercoaster of stories from the birth of Nance to the future of this class act about the town. She sure is shakin' it up!

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In this episode of Crooner Has It, I'm chatting with the one and only Dinah Smoke. Chicago's most prominent Lush and cannabis enthusiast. Listen to discover what Dinah has been doing since the pandemic put their performance goals on hold and how they navigated the year the world stopped.

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November 25, 2021 51 min

'Tis the season for pie! In this episode of Crooner Has It, I'm sitting down with Chicago's "man in black," so to speak, and having our own bull session about music, memories, and... pie? Tune in to learn about upcoming releases from Brian McGrath and learn about his newest pandemic hobby, the art of baking. 

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November 18, 2021 44 min

In this episode, I'm chatting with Chicago's newest transplant Austin Winter. Austin is a new addition to the Crooner Has It roster and an instant fan favorite with their fluid style and enchanting vocals.  Tune in to this episode and listen with me as Austin takes us on a journey through their budding professional career, eclectic taste in music, and a quick chat about America's favorite redhead. 

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November 11, 2021 50 min

After years of back and forth, I finally had the opportunity to connect with a local Chicago legend, Tommy Bravos. This singer, songwriter, and composer took the time to sit down with me in this pod episode and chat about all things music, mental health, and Avatar the Last Airbender. 

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November 4, 2021 45 min

In this episode of Crooner Has It, I am catching up with one of my hometown heroes, Rachael Leek. Rachael and I go way back but have reconnected over the past few years and now share the stage in various live productions. I'm learning so much about this sass mouth in this episode, and I think you will too! So grab a drink, cozy up, and enjoy. 

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October 28, 2021 50 min

On this premiere episode of Crooner Has It, I'm catching up with the drag queen of immaculate conception, Jenn der Fach! Known as a gupid stoofy among Windy City entertainers, Jenn takes me through their late birth as a drag performer and the balancing act with their buzzing schedule. There are twists and turns and the occasional jump scare in this ooky spooky episode airing just in time for Halloween. 

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August 5, 2021 11 min

In this pod, I'm highlighting some of my favorite moments from the first season of Crooner Has It. I've had the opportunity to share the mic and swap stories with so many talented darbs in this inaugural season, and I can't wait for more. 

Stay tuned for season two of Crooner Has It and follow all of the fantastic guests featured here on social media, and stay up to date on all they have going on. 

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I'm phoning down to the Sunshine State in this episode to catch up with one of my favorite yogis, Alex Rodgers. Together we reminisce about our younger days, Wanderlust, and wedding planning in the covid era. 

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