Reconcile the Aisle on Radio Misfits

Reconcile the Aisle on Radio Misfits

Lauren LoGiudice and her characters interview experts to figure out if it’s possible to have meaningful dialogue about difficult subjects again.

Episodes

May 11, 2022 54 min

Today I interviewed Fred Raimondi (Borat: Subsequent, Stranger Things, Star Trek)

In this episode we speak about:

  • Thriving as an artist with creative ADD
  • Creating visual effects magic in Borat: Subsequent Movie Film to Stranger Things to Star Trek
  • Useful creative habits to help you meet industry challenges
  • Then my character Amelia asks about his inspiration for doing his own thing.

    To catch up with our guest:
    http://fredraimondi.com/
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    “The shows that interesting are the weird shows that feel completely unique … I think it’s a little lazy to do what’s already popular.” – Gideon Evans

    Today I interviewed Gideon Evans

    In this episode we speak about:

  • His experience working on the Daily Show for 6 years and being banned from Disney World when working with Michael Moore.
  • Casting grandmas and pas in his collab with Mo Rocca that got a Daytime Emmy nom.
  • Creating story arc...
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    “In any social media platform there’s gonna be biases built in.” – Shea Depmore

    Today I interviewed comedy creator Shea Depmore

    In this episode we speak about:

  • Her journey in creating political comedy online
  • The state of satire on the internet
  • Crazy stories from her time online
  • And then Melania comes in with a question that we don’t want to answer.

    To catch up with our guest:

    Tiktok: @sheadepmore

    Instagram: @sheadepmore

    Youtu...

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    “If you keep your senses pealed … you will find what you find funny from what you observe in your life.” – Michael Hartney

    Today I interviewed Michael Hartney

    In this episode we speak about:

  • Creating characters
  • Curating comedy
  • The newest comedy theater in NYC: Squirrel Comedy Theater
  • Power of characters to affect hearts and minds
  • Then my character Estrella asks about buying stage time.

    To catch up with our guest:

    Twitter: @michael...

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    “I have done so many things in my life I would have never done because I have community.”  – Silas Howard

    Today I interviewed Silas Howard (Pose, Dickinson, Transparent).

    In this episode we speak about:

  • Creating in capitalism
  • Operating according to your own rules
  • Debunking the “cream rises to the top” myth
  • Having a creative community that greenlights your projects
  • Then my character Princess Diana asks about extraterrestrial reptiles i...

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    “Satire feels like a less potent weapon when the other side has realized how to turn it around and a weaponize it for themselves.” – Alex Blagg

    Today I interviewed Alex Blagg of @midnight and Problematic With Moshe Kasher

    In this episode we speak about how:

  • Experience creating @midnight and Problematic With Mosher Kasher, and working on Trump vs. Bernie
  • How TV can be a matter of right place/right time
  • Satire in a social media...
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    Today I interviewed Matthew French – Awesomely Authentic

    In this episode we speak about how:

  • His journey to a career in Diversity and Inclusion with his organization Awesomely Authentic
  • Regional differences in queer communities
  • Job discrimination for LGBTQIA+ people
  • Then my character Gigi asks how to deal with being cooped up with people she hates.

    To catch up with our guest:

    Instagram: @mattcareer

    www.awesomelyauthentic.com

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    December 16, 2021 49 min

    “At least for a few seasons I was in a room where I was the only straight cis white guy. And I think that every straight cis white should be in a room like that to see how that feels for a lot of people. ” – Matt Mazany

    Today I interviewed Matt Mazany from Gay of Thrones

    In this episode we speak about:

  • His time working for WWE and Funny or Die
  • This process behind Gay of Thrones
  • Discovering painting with his podcast the Art of Arting
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    December 8, 2021 54 min

    “If someone’s watched this thing I think maybe their heart can be softened in some way but how do you get them to watch it in the first place. ” -Alex Parks

    “There’s an old adage about film that to make a great film you’ve got to make it three times. You’ve got to write a great film, you’ve got to shoot a great film, you’ve go to edit a great film…At any of those phases it can fall apart.” -Alex Parks
    Today I interviewed Alex Parks...

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    “The way to deal with rejection is to be sad for a few seconds, minutes, or however long it takes you, and then write something else.” – Felipe Torres Medina

    Today I interviewed Felipe Torres Medina from Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    In this episode we speak about how:

  • His path to late night at the Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Tracking and using ideas
  • Handling rejection
  • Then Melania asks about maintaining humanity when working in ...

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    “I’m still interested in what’s going on emotionally for those people. Because that never goes away.” – Michelle Bossy

    Today I interviewed Michelle Bossy, director of the feature film Under the Lantern Lit Sky.

    In this episode we speak about:

  • Her journey making
  • Under a Lantern Lit Sky
  • How she became a director
  • The power of story and great performances
  • Then my character Candice Twyla tries to get a role in one of Michelle’s films.

    To c...

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    “These conversations, whether you’re negotiating with an insurance company or dealing with Thanksgiving dinner, it’s all about how you sequence the conversation. ” Derek Gaunt

    Today I interviewed Derek Gaunt, former FBI hostage negotiator and now negotiation coach at the Black Swan Group

    In this episode we speak about how:

  • How to deal with dinner table negative comments
  • How to use tactical empathy which has nothing to do with likin...
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    “I found there was this very rich tradition of Italian American anti-fascism, not just Italian anti-fascism, across the pond, but anti-fascism here. ” – Christine Grimaldi

    Today I interviewed Christine Grimaldi who reports on reproductive policy and politics for outlets like VICE, Vogue, SELF Magazine, GEN Magazine, among other outlets.

    In this episode we speak about how:

  • The history of Italian-American anti-fascism in the United S...
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    “Writing with other people makes the solitary writing life a lot more fun, especially when it’s the same sensibility which is a rare thing.” – Mike Sacks

    Today I interviewed Scott Jacobson, Todd Levin, Jason Roeder, Mike Sacks & Ted Travelstead. Authors of Sex: Our Bodies Our Junk and humor articles for The New Yorker. In this episode we speak about their ongoing writing collaboration.  [EP212]

    To catch up with our guests:

    Scot...

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    “It just comes down to a few things and that is: have a good attitude and get into it because you’re interested not for the money, and keep moving forward. Just keep moving and good things tend to happen. ” – Mike Sacks

    Today I interviewed Mike Sacks

    Mike Sacks works for Vanity Fair and contributes humor to The New Yorker, Time, Esquire, GQ, Believer, Vice, Salon, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publ...

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    August 25, 2021 38 min

    Ross Buran was born in San Francisco where he was confident he was excelling at sports. Eventually, he grew to realize his own mediocrity and set out to find answers in the Arts. He attended USC’s School of Theater and is a Writer/Actor and 3x Emmy Nominated Producer (Funny or Die’s Gay of Thrones). He currently lives in Los Angeles where he clings to the hope that his athletic abilities were just waiting to blossom in his 30s.

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    “What about the artist sentiment. … Where are we? Where do we stand as a society?” – Onir

    Today I interviewed Onir.

    Onir is an Indian filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and editor. He is best known for his film My Brother…Nikhil, based on the life of Dominic D’Souza, starring Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla and Purab Kohli. It was one of the first mainstream Hindi films to deal with AIDS and same-sex relationships. He won the Indian Nation...

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    “Good producing is about finding ways to help people tell the stories in ways they didn’t know they could. Giving them the resources and the permission to make their voices heard.” – Michael Melamedoff

    Today I interviewed Michael Melamedoff from Cowboy Bear Ninja.

    Michael Melamedoff is a partner in New York based production company Cowboy Bear Ninja, where he heads up their film and television division. His work as a producer inclu...

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    Today I interviewed Doug Brady and Robyn Adams who produced on Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Election Special and more!

    Doug Brady is an Emmy-Nominated, Webby-Winning Producer / Writer. He’s Showrun for a few comedy shows including “Billy On The Street” and most recently “Last Night’s Late Night” for Quibi. (RIP Quibi) Check out more about Doug at dougbradywork.com.

    Robyn Adams is a writer, director, producer whose work has appeared...

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    “The balance is to amplify voices when I can and to put together interesting events that are going to excite people.” – Sabir Sultan

    Today I interviewed Sabir Sultan of Strand Book Store

    Sabir Sultan is the Director of Events at the Strand. Prior to that he was the Events Manager at Barnes & Noble 5th Avenue. He loves reading books, thinking about books, talking about books, and programming book events.

    In this episode we speak...

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