The Come Up

The Come Up

Hosted by Matt Rodin, THE COME UP holds space for honest conversations about the reality of being a growing artist in the entertainment industry today. The myth of "making it" tells us that our happiness and fulfillment is dependent on a specific outcome when the truth is that there is no moment of arrival - the journey is never ending. This podcast will serve as an archive of individual perspectives and a source of inspiration for anyone navigating their own creative path. It's an opportunity to reflect on where we've been, where we're at, and where we're going.... Show More

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December 18, 2019 82 min
Ross Baum is a lot of things. He’s a composer, arranger, producer, vocal coach, and a performer and does ALL of those incredibly well. The reason why I wanted to sit down with him NOW is because the new musical Gun+Powder, which he wrote the music for, began rehearsals this week for the world premiere production that will open at the Signature Theater in DC this January. I felt like capturing how he’s feeling right now and hear...
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December 4, 2019 79 min
It's hard for me to put into words what this conversation means to me. This truly is an insight into the way that Melissa and I communicate with one another on a daily basis. Having a friend who's as vulnerable, truthful, and compassionate as Melissa, gives me the opportunity to be my truest self - and that's made clear in this episode. She is an artist in whole sense of the world. She's someone who's creativity...
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November 20, 2019 73 min
I met Alex Wyse 3 or 4 years ago after an event and we became quick friends. Aside from being hilarious, he has such a wealth of experience and the perspective he’s gained from all the work he’s done is so informative and, I think, helpful for anyone who’s trying to figure out how to navigate a career in entertainment. He’s worked on and off-broadway, in television, film, as a producer and most recently he and his writing partner, ...
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November 8, 2019 81 min
A conversation with my longtime friend and playwright of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Alexis Scheer. Alexis is one of the most intelligent people I know. She is as kind and caring and compassionate as she is articulate and witty. Her knowledge of herself and her experiences is refreshing and straight-up inspiring. I've wanted to sit down and put microphones in front of our mouths for a long time, but with her play currently running...
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August 13, 2019 101 min
Ben Holtzman is a producer, director, teacher and was the assistant to the prince of Broadway himself, Hal Prince. After studying musical theater in college and touring the world with Beauty and the Beast, Ben began his transition to another side of the business. His path led him to Hal Prince's office where he's learned an invaluable amount from one of the titans of the great white way. He's a co-producer of BE MORE CH...
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July 31, 2019 3 min
Welcome to THE COME UP - a podcast that holds space for honest conversations about the reality of what it means to be a growing artist in entertainment industry today.  Each of us is somewhere along the path of our own unique creative journey, and too often we feel unsatisfied with the fact that we haven't quite reached our "destination." The truth is that there is no arrival - we're all somewhere on the come up. By...
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