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Relax and enjoy psychological insights from art, science and spirituality for personal balance and widening our circle of compassion to embrace all life including our own. Michael Todd Fink is an artist, thinker, speaker and social and environmental activist. He is also the co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed music group The Giving Tree Band. A modern Renaissance man - his songs, videos, articles and lectures on health and harmony have inspired so many around the world. He holds cert ...
 
Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies and disasters throughout history. This is an interview show, spotlighting authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years, and whose stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
 
The Ensemblist is the online advocate for the talent artists working in theatre ensembles. Through our podcast, website and social presence we are creating conversation what it means to be a successful artist in the theatre. Each of our miniseries highlights a conversation that effects performers in Broadway ensembles, with experts on the topic sharing their insights in candid interviews. The Ensemblist podcast has more than 1.8 million podcast downloads and was recently named one of the Top ...
 
Tune in every Monday to find out what happens when Rock n' Roll and life intersect. The Rocker Life has all of the killer guests and interviews that fans expect in a rock music podcast, and adds a lifestyle angle to conversations that will turn a rock fan's interest up to eleven! With guests like Michael Sweet (Stryper, Boston), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, etc.), Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad), Todd Kerns (Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Raiding the Rock Vault), Jar ...
 
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The 61st Annual Tony Awards was presented at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2007. Just like the last ceremony, the 2007 Tonys had no host but instead a score of celebrity duos as presenters. Heading into the ceremony, two musicals were virtually tied for the most nominations: Spring Awakening with 11 nominations and Grey Gardens with 10. Also wi…
 
There’s a line in Come From Away that reads “Thank you shopping at Walmart - would like to come to my house for a shower?”Creepy out of context, but in show, it is example of people being helpful and open to other people in a way that feels unfathomable right now. Host Michael Fatica spoke with Alex Finke, a former cast member of Come From Away on …
 
Today Mo Brady talks with Aiko Nakasone - One of the 15 original cast members of Rent. In the conversation, Aiko shares how her experience creating theatre families has influenced her work as both a yoga instructor and financial educator. Rent is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year, and a virtual celebration is streaming through Friday Marc…
 
Charles Max Wood explains how he landed his first 4 freelance clients that took him through a few years of freelancing with only 3 years of experience and a few hundred podcast listeners. Funnily enough, they actually came to him, not the other way around. He explains how he made himself attractive to them and then turned it into a mutually profita…
 
The 61st Annual Tony Awards was presented at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2007. Just like the last ceremony, the 2007 Tonys had no host but instead a score of celebrity duos as presenters. Heading into the ceremony, two musicals were virtually tied for the most nominations: Spring Awakening with 11 nominations and Grey Gardens with 10. Also wi…
 
Diahnna Nicole Baxter is a director, actress, and producer who aims to address trauma as opportunities for ruthless storytelling. She co-created, co-wrote, and starred in SATACRACY 88, the first web series to win an Emmy Award. She also won the People’s Voice Webby Award. Diahnna produced Cowboy’s Girl, which screened at Palm Springs International …
 
In this episode, host Kerstin Anderson talks with Daniel Goldstein, the associate director of Come From Away. He was one of the first theatre practitioners in the world to reopen theatre following the shutdown. He talks with Kerstin about traveling to Melbourne Australia to reopen the show, how the theatremaking experience was modified to keep peop…
 
You can support this podcast and access additional content via https://www.patreon.com/kindmind Thank you for your support! Perhaps seasonal affect disorder and winter blues were selected by evolution to help mammals, including humans, withdraw and survive the harsh outer conditions. Meditation is looking for the inner light, a mini version of the …
 
One of the great historical Hollywood mysteries, still unsolved, revolves around the death of silver screen comedienne Thelma Todd. She was found dead in her car on December 16th, 1935, killed by carbon monoxide poisoning according to the Los Angeles coroner. But rumors have circulated for decades that she was murdered, with suspects that have incl…
 
We love a good podcast deep dive. And nothing has been scratching that itch more successfully this year than the new series Out For Blood. The new podcast is a close look (perhaps a too close look) into the Queen of Broadway flops Carrie the Musical. Two obsessive fans, Chris Adams and Holly Morgan, meet the cast, crew and creators, sift through th…
 
Actor and playwright Rodney Hicks’ RENT journey began 25 years ago at New York Theatre Workshop, when he was just 21 years old. In 2007, Rodney would return to the Nederlander and take on the role of Benny, a part he once understudied a decade prior. Rodney can be seen as Benny in 2008’s RENT: Filmed Live on Broadway, a pro-shot of RENT’s final per…
 
Chris Gilham is the CFO and Commercial Director of TalkGEN C.I.C., a non-profit organization that aims to utilize lived experience of gambling-harm to help guide prevention strategies. He is also the co-host of the All Bets Are Off recovery podcast. To connect with Chris, you can reach out to him on Twitter. To download the show notes, pick up a sp…
 
Choreographer and performer Charlie Williams is no stranger to The Ensemblist, nor is he a stranger to Disney’s mega musical, Frozen, which closed on Broadway last May, but has sparked new life internationally. Charlie has played a critical role in Frozen’s legacy, as both an ensemble performer and Associate Choreographer. When it came to mounting …
 
Charles Max Wood explains the process he uses to stay current in various technologies including JavaScript and Angular. He walks through the process of finding influencers, groups, forums, and content outlets that produce the information he's looking for and then using them to stay on top of the movements within the programming community using a sp…
 
Disney’s Aladdin, beloved animated classic turned hit musical, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam theater in March of 2014, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw with score by Alan Menkin, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. Featuring both iconic songs originally written for the animated movie as well as some brand new tunes, it …
 
For our third guest, 2020 was set up to be practically perfect in every way. Gail Bennett had made her Broadway debut in Anastasia while her husband was headlining in Jersey Boys down the street. In addition to being a semi-finalist in Broadway.com’s “The Search for Roxie” for Chicago on Broadway, Gail was well under way in preparing for another su…
 
My guest, Russell Shorto, has a unique connection to the subject of his latest book, "Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob". He is the namesake of his grandfather, a gangster who ran an Italian-American outfit in the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania in the 1940s and 50s. The organization would eventually crumble after the murder of a local bo…
 
Theatre, at its best, reflects the world around us, and makes you think about your place within in it. As the country continues to learn about and fight for racial justice, the theatre community has begun to take a deeper look within. We are learning, perhaps later than we should have, that the word “Diversity" has been hurtful rather than helpful …
 
The 38th Annual Tony Awards was hosted by Julie Andrews and Robert Preston on June 3, 1984. Presented at the Gershwin Theatre, current home of the long-running Wicked, the show featured three medleys dedicated to composers: John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim. Heading into the ceremony, two musicals were virtually tied for t…
 
When we lack self-awareness, we tend to project our inner reality onto the world and expect other people to understand. In this monologue episode, I teach a simple but powerful trick to help you stop projecting. When you find yourself triggered or operating from a place below-the-line, take a step back and assess why you’re acting that way. I also …
 
In honor of Black History Month, we're revisiting our July 2019 interviews with the original ensemble of the Tony Award-winning musical, Hadestown. Host Justin Mock looks back at The Ensemblist's interviews with three of the original company members: Afra Hines, Kimberly Marable and Ahmad Simmons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
Louis Ragone and Jim Johnson join Michael Fink to answer several listener questions that were submitted this week. We were asked questions such as, “Is offense going to be a weakness for Miami going forward given Flores' strengths/background lies in defense?” and “What are your expectations in year 3 of the current rebuild?” as well as many others.…
 
Following the journey of The Addams Family has been surprising. Before I started, I wasn’t even sure the original creative team would want to go on record with me about the show’s tumultuous development. And yet, their gracious excitement to jump back into the world of The Addams Family showed me something that I hadn’t experienced as a member of t…
 
The 38th Annual Tony Awards was hosted by Julie Andrews and Robert Preston on June 3, 1984. Presented at the Gershwin Theatre, current home of the long-running Wicked, the show featured three medleys dedicated to composers: John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim. Heading into the ceremony, two musicals were virtually tied for t…
 
Michael Bojarski embraced sobriety the day after Valentine's day and has been in the community for a year. He believes that quitting drinking alcohol has been a fundamental step to making him a better person and appreciating life and the time he has left. He joined the TED Global Idea Search with the topic, ‘When and why did we lose our sense of ma…
 
Chelsea Emma Franko’s journey up the North Mountain wasn’t all ice palaces and sparkly dresses. In fact, she began auditioning for Disney Parks and Live Entertainment at the age of eighteen and kept at it for years before ever landing a job with the company. But when she was finally #BookedAndBlessed, it was in a way that would change her career fo…
 
One of the loudest and most vibrant cultural conversations to recently hit the Broadway community has been about racial representation. Throughout dressing rooms and across casting tables, there’s a persistent desire from audiences and artists to see more diverse stories onstage. And yet, the racial diversity of our country isn’t reflected in the r…
 
Alexandria Kemp is a transformational coach and writer. She empowers many individuals to trust themselves and come into profound clarity with their souls through her sessions and programs. She has a 3 month Uncover Your Magic program which has helped countless people change their lives through learning to love and understand themselves, having forg…
 
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