The Up Here Down Low (Companion Podcast)

The Up Here Down Low (Companion Podcast)

Welcome to the Up Here Down Low, the offical compaion podcast to the Hulu original modedy & musical Up Here! Here we look behind the scenes and behind the songs! We know that Hulu released all eight episodes at once, but we like to do things a little more traditionally around here. What can we say? We’re romantics! Every week we’ll be talking with the cast, crew, and creators of the show about how they make musical TV magic. Hosted by Madison Cross and Julian Goza. From Straw Hut Media

Episodes

May 12, 2023 40 mins
It’s the last episode! Can you believe it? There have been so many amazing guests on the show over the last 8 weeks. True icons from the theatre world and beyond.

On this episode, in honor of the season finale, Maddy and Julian are back with several of those icons to talk about episode 8, the collaborative process of putting this show together, and what the future holds for Lindsey and Miguel.

You'll hear from Mae Whitman and Carlo...
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Today, Maddy and Julian talk with the amazing John Hodgman who plays Lindsay’s father Tom. He’s maybe more well known as a writer. He’s been a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, the Daily Show, and This American Life, and he’s been producing his own podcast since 2010, Judge John Hodgman.

He was also the PC in those Apple commercials where Justin Long is the Mac. You remember those? How could I forget? That’s him! ...
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In this episode, Maddy and Julian sit down with Andrea Burns who plays Miguel’s mother and Norm Lewis who plays the wizard Ciprian.

They talk about Andrea’s longtime friendship with actress Katie Finneran who plays Lindsey’s mom, some of her favorite moments on set, and an emotional scene from this episode that ended up getting cut.

Then they talk with Norm Lewis about what it’s like playing a video game wizard, how he keeps his beau...
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On today’s episode, Maddy and Julian speak with the amazing Tommy Kail, the award-winning director and executive producer, and all around mensch.

They talk about his role in the creation of the show, how the music was intricately woven in with the storytelling, and what’s so special about creating a musical television series.

They also talk with John Reynolds, who plays Derek, Lindsay’s super cool trust fund baby non-boyfriend about ...
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On today’s episode, Maddy and Julian speak with none other than the amazing Brian Stokes Mitchell who plays the children’s book author with a dark side, Mr. McGooch.They talk about performing in an underwater circus with his song “So Many Ways,” the darker hidden messages in many children's books, and some of the big differences between acting on screen versus in the theater.Plus, they have a very special song segment today with ch...
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On this episode, Julian and Maddy speak with Steven Levenson, writer, showrunner, and executive producer on Up Here. You probably know him from Tick Tick Boom, Fosse/Verdon, Masters of Sex, or Dear Evan Hansen, which he won a Tony for.

They talk with him about watching the original stage production of Up Here back in 2015, how his own struggles with writer’s block compare with Lindsay’s in episode 3, and how a bicoastal writers room...
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On today’s episode, Julian and Maddy speak with Scott Porter, who up until now has played a lot of nice guys. This time, he’s the bro in Miguel’s ear telling him to take what he wants.

They talk with him about how he got involved in the show, what his character does for Miguel, and how a Tigershark became a mascot for the show.

Plus, Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes who play Lindsay and Miguel join us along with creators Robert Lopez an...
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Welcome to the Up Here Down Low, where we look behind the scenes of the new Hulu musical romcom Up Here! We know that Hulu released all eight episodes at once, but we like to do things a little more traditionally around here. What can we say? We’re romantics! Every week we’ll be talking with the cast, crew, and creators of the show about how they make musical TV magic.

This week we talk with co-creators and songwriting power couple ...
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