Living the Damn Dream

Living the Damn Dream

TV host Mike Janela and actress Sarah Pribis share their show business stories, struggles, and tips for how to succeed in media.

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July 27, 2021 45 min
This is it! Mike and Sarah talk about when to give up in this business, how to tell if you have what it takes to succeed in entertainment, and what's next for them. And Sarah cries.
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She's the voice of Apple News, Time.com, and literally hundreds of audiobooks. Dara Rosenberg teaches us all how to start and maintain a career doing voiceover work, no matter what your voice sounds like.
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July 13, 2021 46 min
There's major (and sad) podcast news this week. But then! Mike finally answers The Damn Dozen.
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July 6, 2021 45 min
Working in media can be fun and glamorous. But here are all the reasons Sarah and Mike wish they worked in other industries.
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June 29, 2021 37 min
New York Times-published writer Ashley Oken -- an LTDD listener, so you know she's smart -- tells us how she left her career pursuits as a teacher to follow her true dream of writing. A true inspiration for anybody looking to drop their shackles and chase a career in media.
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June 22, 2021 33 min
Learn how to use social media to interact with other people in the industry, get more exposure for your brand or content, and not be a spammy DMer.
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June 15, 2021 34 min
Sarah's worked with a social media coach for the last couple months, and she and Mike are here to teach you some of the biggest lessons to improve your social media game.
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June 8, 2021 42 min
Find out what Sarah and Mike have been up to on hiatus, from hosting TV with Snoop Dogg to what happens when you send a viral tweet that gets more than 3.7 million impressions.
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April 27, 2021 41 min
Mike and Sarah share their own personal experiences with applying for and being on game shows, and tell you how you can get on them. Plus, some big show news (besides Mike's microphone not working).
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April 20, 2021 56 min
Mike and Sarah interview Eugene Byon -- who's been a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and The $100,000 Pyramid -- for all his tips and advice on how to get on a game show yourself.
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April 12, 2021 39 min
It's tax season! Mike and Sarah have tips on how to minimize your tax burden if you're a freelancer, some of their tax horror stories as independent contractors, and hear why Sarah's accountant is ghosting her and holding her taxes hostage.
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April 6, 2021 53 min
Does the college you go to matter? Can Sarah and I get you a job where we work? We had so many things to debunk last week, we're doing it again!
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March 30, 2021 48 min
We're looking at some of the biggest assumptions about life in media and telling you what's real or fake. Also, Mike reads his adult erotica audition, no big deal.
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March 23, 2021 49 min
Lots of news actually: Sarah moved out of state and maybe suffered identity theft applying for a gig? Mike is coming back to the Mets and maybe forgot how to host once he puts a mask on? That, plus: a new app where you can pay to dictate an influencer's daily decisions, would we host podcasts for 4-year-olds on PBS, and Sarah is not used to all the sun in her new apartment.
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March 16, 2021 43 min
Planning on making a life or career change? Sarah's overhauling her entire online personality with a professional coach; Mike's starting his own new business; and they both have the stories and tips to get you off your plateau this week. Plus: do you like hanging out with your siblings in just underwear? Then boy do we have the job for you!
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She's a celebrity interviewer and entertainment host who's worked in sports, pop culture, and interviewed everyone from Bad Bunny to Vanessa Hudgens. Neha Joy talks about switching from an acting career to a hosting one, her time with the New York Mets and Amazon, and, of course, answers the Damn Dozen.
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March 2, 2021 42 min
Sarah tells you how she landed hosting Tsu, HQ Trivia, and some of her biggest recent acting gigs. Mike explains how he ended up hosting for the Mets, American Kennel Club, and Billboard News. And in both cases, as Sarah wanted it, you will gain VALUE from our stories!
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February 23, 2021 48 min
Your favorite content creators don't just show up on set and read lines like Ron Burgundy. Mike and Sarah break down all the other hats they have to wear to make their on-camera careers a reality.
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February 16, 2021 37 min
The new HBO documentary took three unknown people and tried to turn them Instagram famous with fake followers and scams. And it worked! Mike and Sarah obviously have lots of thoughts. Plus, Mike gets an offer for foot fetish work!
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February 9, 2021 54 min
The podcast is now available in video! To celebrate, Mike and Sarah each pick their three best tips from the history of the show. And turns out Sarah takes this video thing a lot more seriously than Mike.
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