Feed the Crew - A Taste of Life Backstage

Feed the Crew - A Taste of Life Backstage

A Podcast for the Live Events and Entertainment Industries to inspire and inform our community through personal stories and panel discussions. No matter where you are on your journey there is something for everyone. Join us as we discuss all aspects of life behind the scenes. We explore our cultures, relationships, and other social issues that affect the growth and success of individuals and businesses. Find out how others achieved their success and how some pivoted during the pandemic of 2020. If you have feedback for us or would like to be on a future episode, contact us on our website at FeedTheCrewPodcast.com. Feed the Crew is Produced by Richer Media Productions in Houston, Texas. Learn more at RicherMediaProductions.com.

Episodes

June 9, 2021 14 mins

Yaya Trejo, a Production Manager and Logistics Coordinator from Mexico City takes us through her journey, climbing the ladder in Mexico. Yaya is also a Podcaster and if you speak Spanish, I encourage you to check out her MxM con Yaya Trejo Podcast as well. 
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Beckie Campbell, an Audio Engineer from Florida, tells us about the launching of her career and the future of her podcast, all with an emphasis on  respectfulness and prioritizing people over money. Becky is very well known in the industry and has been mentioned in a couple of our previous episodes by her peers.

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May 19, 2021 53 mins

Laura Nagtegaal, a 25 year veteran Touring Professional from the Netherlands, shares stories  about the effects of 2020 on the International Touring Industry and the unique challenges of being a transgender woman in the industry. She also discusses the importance of being allies to marginalized groups and imparts words of wisdom for everyone. Visit her website Msgyver.com or Instagram @MsGyver.

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May 5, 2021 63 mins

Kellee St. Clair, a Scenic Carpenter and Set Designer in Houston, chats with us about the process of building a show from scratch, the lofty ideas he sometimes faces while working with designers and clients, and the most memorable shows in his career- both the good and the bad.

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April 28, 2021 40 mins

Lotje Horvers, a Tour Manager from Amsterdam, joins us to share how she got started as one of a very few female tour managers, talk about how downtime during Covid sparked a Clubhouse called Step Into My Production Office with other female tour managers as a resource for younger generations, and how getting started again may be the hardest part of tours being stopped.

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April 21, 2021 37 mins

Angela Dane, somewhat of a newcomer to the industry, has jumped in with both feet. She is the owner of Atrocity Drums, a creator of Gear Fanatix, an admin for the Womxn in Audio Facebook group, and the drummer for Atrocity Girl. After some bad experiences with recording studios, Angela decided to go to school for audio engineering so she could mix the Atrocity Girl albums in-house. Dedicated to representation for women and minoriti...

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April 14, 2021 50 mins

Jan Landy, the President and Founder of SoundBroker.com, shares his stories of industry experience from sweeping the floors to running a used sound equipment company, with his time as a stand-up comedian in between. He now also runs SoundBroker’s Mastermind RoundTable, a weekly panel discussion, in an attempt to combat the negative atmosphere that COVID has brought to the live events industry.

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April 7, 2021 32 mins

Tasha Thorne, an AV Technician and Community Support Worker from the Washington DC area, talks about working in mental health and the importance of dealing with the stresses of a live events industry job in healthy ways. She also discusses the impact of community within the industry and how she hopes to create one by building her own production company.

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March 31, 2021 35 mins

Steve Zweifel, a long time Stage Manager, Rigger, Lighting Designer, and more, reminisces on his years traveling with Kansas, Heart, Faith Hill, and other well-known artists, shares how he used his industry knowledge to transition jobs in retirement, and gives input on the future of the industry.

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Noah Firtel, Audio Technician, and Eileen Goodrich, Stage Manager, join us to talk about being an industry couple finding the balance between work and home, the transition from schooling to real experience, and  how Covid forced them to find “survival jobs” until they can continue to follow their passions.

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March 18, 2021 37 mins

Dave Cohn, a freelance Technical Director from Nashville, talks with us about his “begrudging” switch to virtual events in the time of COVID and how the pivot to all-virtual events meant new learning curves, challenges, and solutions for both technicians and clients.

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March 3, 2021 81 mins

Dive into the details of Working in Wardrobe with Allison Duke- Costume Technician, Heather Jackson- Costume Designer, and our own Madelynn Archer- Wardrobe Supervisor. They attempt to shed some light on the intricacies of the Wardrobe/Costume department since many, even those in the industry, may not realize how much goes into it simply from a lack of exposure. They discuss the process from concept to completion and share stories ...

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February 24, 2021 49 mins

Kirsten Johnson, a well known Event Producer in Houston, addresses instances of misogyny she’s encountered within the industry and how attitudes have changed over the years, the power of being able to choose your gigs, and how important it is to make your crew feel valued.

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February 3, 2021 45 mins

Michael “MJ” Johnson, a freelance Camera Assistant and Media Manager from Baltimore, MD  joins us to talk about the value and importance of connections, the new COVID related practices he hopes continue into the future of the industry, and how important it is to feel valued on site and stand up for your needs when negotiating with clients.

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January 29, 2021 3 mins

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Heather Long and Mike Dills, the founders of Elite Production Services, share with us what it’s like working together as a married couple and how they balance their personal lives with being the joint owners of a company. EPS has shifted focus to the world of virtual events and even developed a custom meeting platform to meet the specific needs of their clients.

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January 25, 2021 59 mins

Monica Guerra, Textile Artist and Costume Designer, talks us through how she went from a costume shop stitcher with a fashion background to an avant-garde costume designer with a repertoire of choreographers who seek out her talents. With a growing list of international credits and recognition, she’s a name to remember in the world of ballet costume design.

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January 20, 2021 59 mins

Christina Daniel, a Production Manager in Houston, joins us to share her unexpected journey into the industry and her rise into management. She also discusses how Covid has changed the industry and what challenges may need to be faced in order to revive live events.

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January 18, 2021 46 mins

Keith Levenson, a long time Music Director and Conductor, has spent more than 30 years conducting orchestras for rock bands like The Who, Metallica, and Kiss as well as arranging music for Broadway show tours. Now in the time of Covid, he's created his own production company, FUSTERCLUCK, as a way to promote humor, collaboration, advocacy, and fundraising. 

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