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So how did you get your dream job? Every week Archie Biltcliffe, Ben Ward and Michael Slavin speak to media industry leaders. From critically acclaimed journalists to your favourite creators, we talk to the people who are Plugged In. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe, Michael Slavin & Ben Ward Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka
 
A podcast for teenagers over 40! A GENERATION RIPE listener is someone who thinks of their age as an asset, not a liability. We are older people with young souls or younger people with old souls. We are a tribe of curious creatives who still embrace new experiences and aren’t afraid of taking risks. Whatever happens, good or bad, at least we’ll learn something new and get a good story out of it. If you’re lucky enough to have your bestie by your side to cheer you on, even better. Co-hosted b ...
 
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Episode 52 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is painter and film and television grip Alex Selkowitz. Alex Selkowitz is a contemporary painter living in Los Angeles. He is inspired by the cities juxtaposition of urban sprawl and green spaces. His process begins with snapshots of his surroundings, which are sketched, and used as studies for h…
 
Episode 51 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is actor, writer, improvisor and comedian Sam Pancake. Sam Pancake grew up in Romney, West Virginia. For over thirty years, he has been one of the very few openly gay continuously working character actors of his generation. He is known for numerous recurring and guest-starring television roles on…
 
Episode 50 and Dfernando is riding solo as Wendi is busy filming the movie PAINT alongside Owen Wilson, Stephen Root, Michaela Watkins and others. Wendi will be back for Episode 51. Since it's GENERATION RIPE's 50th episode, Wendi and Dfernando decided it would be great to highlight some stories heard on past episodes. Though most of our guests pri…
 
Episode 49 and after a little technical snafu, Wendi and Dfernando resume regular podcast duties with Wendi on location in Saratoga Springs, NY filming the movie PAINT opposite Owen Wilson, and they discuss some current topics. They both enthusiastically discuss Ryan Murphy's upcoming Netflix limited series HALSTON (starring Ewan McGregor as iconic…
 
Episode 48 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is world renowned sex expert and bestselling author Tracey Cox. As one of the world’s foremost writers on sex and relationships , Tracey Cox has toured the world as an international sex, body language and relationship expert. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN and The Today Show in the U.S., as well …
 
Episode 47 and it's GENERATION RIPE's One Year Anniversary! Wendi and Dfernando celebrate making it to a year and chat about several topics, including all the things they've learned from doing the podcast -- from discovering that every guest's life journey has been more fascinating than the high profile projects we know them for all the way to the …
 
Episode 46 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is SAG Award winning comic actress and singer Kate Flannery. Kate Flannery is best known for her work on television and is most notably known for playing Meredith Palmer on the long-running NBC comedy THE OFFICE and as the voice of Carol on the animated series OK K.O.! LET’S BE HEROES. A former m…
 
Episode 45 and Wendi and Dfernando announce an upcoming appearance on a network game show, Wendi’s first Pfizer vaccine shot and her taking up tap dancing, the real Beverly Goldberg’s legendary banana bread, another COVID dating story and Wendi‘s beauty and make-up tips and recommendations. On the RIPE & ROTTEN REPORT there is THE REAL WORLD: Homec…
 
Episode 44 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is writer, actor, producer and director Steve Basilone. Steve Basilone is known as a producer and writer on the long-running ABC comedy THE GOLDBERGS. After writing an episode for the ABC comedy HAPPY ENDINGS, he soon became a writer on the NBC comedy COMMUNITY and the recent NBC comedy INDEBTED …
 
Episode 43 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is comic actress Irene White. Irene White was born in Beirut, Lebanon and is best known as Carol on the NBC comedy series SUPERSTORE and countless TV commercials. She has appeared on countless classic TV shows, ranging from DHARMA & GREG, ALLY McBEAL, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, FRASIER, FRIENDS (as C…
 
Episode 42 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is actress, comedian and writer Mary Lynn Rajskub. Mary Lynn Rajskub may be best known for playing Chloe on the FOX drama “24” and also Gail the Snail on IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. You may have also seen her in the films ROAD TRIP, NIGHT SCHOOL, SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, WILSON, SWEET HOME A…
 
Episode 41 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is Canadian multi-medalist Olympic ice dancer and linquist Paul Poirier. Paul Poirier started skating at age five. In standard Canadian tradition, he was put into ice hockey along with his brothers but instead of chasing the puck, he would spin on the face-off dots. Once he was officially enrolle…
 
Episode 40 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is the King of Vintage, DECADES founder, author and Fashion Director of H HALSTON and H BY HALSTON: Cameron Silver. Since fashion philanthropist Cameron Silver opened the doors of DECADES in 1997, the dress code in Los Angeles has irrevocably changed due – in large part – to Silver exhorting his …
 
Episode 39 and Wendi and Dfernando bring up the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, Dfernando's latest fashion editorial work in DESIRE HOMME Magazine and CLIENT Magazine, the last time they both spent time together pre-pandemic, the COVID vaccination along with congratulations to the recent Critic's Choice Awards nominees: SYLVIE'S LOVE, RENO 911!, Te…
 
Episode 38 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is with muliti-award winning television host/personality, businesswoman and author Bevy Smith. Bevy Smith is the host of SiriusXM’s BEVELATIONS on Radio Andy and a former co-host of Bravo’s FASHION QUEENS and the entertainment news show PAGE SIX TV. She has been regularly featured on WATCH WHAT H…
 
Episode 37 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is with visual artist and home designer/builder Michael Soltis. Michael Soltis is an American/Canadian visual artist and home designer/builder. He has a Masters Degree in Education, has worked in the business and non-profit sector as a high level manager, and was a film and television actor for s…
 
Episode 36 and Wendi and Dfernando close out the year 2020. As we all close out 2020, Wendi and Dfernando open the episode with the acclaimed documentary THE BEE GEES: How Can You Men a Broken Heart, things they both did during the Christmas break, Dfernando shares his New Year's Eve Times Square tips and Wendi shares a high school memory. On the R…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's thirty-fifth episode is actress, writer, stand-up comedienne & producer Naomi Ekperigin. After graduating from college, Naomi Ekperigin spent a year touring with the National Theatre for the Deaf, and she returned to New York in 2007 where she got her start doing stand-up while working a day job at an art magazine. When that m…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's thirty-fourth episode is speaker, musician, author, husband/father and award-winning filmmaker Tim Frost. Along with every mention above, Tim Frost is also an author of hope from firsthand experiences of survival. He emits a positive and light-hearted energy when he speaks to a large crowd or in a one-on-one conversation. You …
 
Wendi and Dfernando's thirty-third episode and their guest is former NY Politico, writer, producer, rock singer and U.S. Editor of SLiNK Magazine: Renee Cafaro. Renee Cafaro is what can easily be called a triple threat: Ivy league educated, politically active and a strong voice for size-inclusive fashion — the New York-based writer and U.S. Editor …
 
Wendi and Dfernando's thirty-second episode and their guest is comedian, actress, writer, producer and best-selling author Heather McDonald. Born and raised in Southern California, Heather McDonald is best known for her work as one of the writers, producers and performers on E! Entertainment’s top rated shows CHELSEA LATELY for its entire 7 year ru…
 
In the penultimate episode of the series, Archie and Michael chat with Tifo Football and The Athletic's Alex Stewart. Alex is the Senior Content Strategist, UK Video at The Athletic and one of the brains behind Tifo Football: one of the UK's biggest YouTube football channels. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/plugge…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's thirty-first episode and their guest interview is award winning actor, writer and producer Harvey Guillén. Harvey Guillén’s acting journey began as a six-year-old watching the musical ANNIE on television. He ran over to his mother and said, "I want to be that! I want to be an orphan!" Confused, his mother then explained that t…
 
In the penultimate episode of the series, Archie and Ben have a chat with Stag Radio alumnus, Liam Conroy. Liam is currently the producer of Dev's afternoon shows on BBC Radio 1, having previously worked with industry leaders including Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Alice Levine and Nick Grimshaw. In 2017, Liam was also named in Radio Academy's prestigious …
 
Wendi and Dfernando's thirtieth episode and their guest interview is actress, writer, director, producer, and licensed therapist Shelley McLendon. Originally from Long Beach, California, Shelley McLendon has lived in the northwest for over 25 years. She is known for writing sketch comedy as well as adapting cult movies into staged parodies that are…
 
With over 100,000 followers across Twitch and YouTube and a reputation as one of the most promising sports commentators in the USA, we're celebrating Election Week with our first American guest, Zealand. Michael and Ben talk all things broadcasting, with Zealand sharing tips and tricks on how to thrive in the industry. Instagram: www.instagram.com/…
 
Episode 29 and Wendi and Dfernando celebrate Halloween. It's Halloween and the hosts chat about classic Halloween episodes of THE GOLDBERGS, Wendi's return to the set of RENO 911!'s Season 8, Jamie Lee Curtis, and their 5 favorite classic horror films. And on the RIPE & ROTTEN REPORT there's the Netflix series EMILY IN PARIS, Tyson's Crispy Chicken…
 
Today, Archie sits down for a chat with one of the UK's most exciting social media fashion brands, Hemmed Clothing. The duo behind the company, Eme Ikpeme and Heather Swindlehurst, share the secrets of Depop, ugly sides of the industry, and what it takes to carry a small business through a global pandemic. Hemmed Instagram: https://www.instagram.co…
 
Episode 28 and Wendi and Dfernando celebrate their one year Friend-iversary. After months of frequently sliding into each other's DMs on Instagram whenever something of interest came across their desks - like a new film trailer, an fabulous photo, etc, - Wendi and Dfernando finally met in person on Sunday October 20, 2019 in New York City on a phot…
 
This week, we sit down to chat to YouTuber and analyst, Robbie Owen, also known as Squidge Rugby. As the biggest and best voice on the online rugby community, with his astute rugby knowledge, unique analysis style and quick wit, the Squidge Rugby YouTube channel boasts over 130,000 subscribers and move than 15 million views! Tune in as we learn Rob…
 
This week, we sit down to chat to journalist, Fernanda Prates. Having spent over a decade as one of the leading voices of MMA, Fernanda shares her story of getting into the industry, the difficulties that have followed Covid-19, her experiences of The Athletic compared to local journalism and fighting sexism and double standards within the industry…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's twenty-seventh episode and their guest interview is costume designer, writer and producer Keri Smith. For the past 8 Seasons, Keri has been responsible for all the costumes on the ABC TV comedy THE GOLDBERGS, including the now-iconic 80s sweaters our co-host Wendi McLendon-Covey wears as Beverly Goldberg. Her costumes designs …
 
This week, we sit down to chat to YouTuber, Max Fosh. Having shot to online fame as a fake model at London Fashion week, Max takes us through the highs and lows of the online world, collaborating with KSI and his experience at student and hospital radio. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie B…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's twenty-sixth episode and their guest interview is actress, comedian, singer, producer and writer Shannon DeVido. On television she played nemesis comedian Andrea Mumford for 3 Seasons on the critically acclaimed Hulu original series DIFFICULT PEOPLE. Other work on television: Netflix's INSATIABLE, Comedy Central's DELCO PROPER…
 
On the first episode of Plugged In, we chat to Hashtag United Operations Director, Neil Smythe. With over 20 years of experience in the sports media industry, Neil shares his invaluable knowledge of one of the most competitive industries. In our conversation, we talk about his role behind the scenes at Hashtag United and launching the first ever fa…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's twenty-fifth episode and their guest interview is dancer, actress, teacher and acclaimed Fosse reconstructeur Dana Moore. Dana is a twelve time veteran of the Broadway stage. She has been featured in countless Broadway musicals, from A CHORUS LINE, DANCIN', THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, ON YOUR TOES, SUGAR BABIES, SINGIN' IN THE RA…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's twenty-fourth episode and their guest interview is bestselling author, speaker, professional optimist, and founder of The Vortex: Gala Darling. Gala Darling has been teaching radical self-love — a selection of powerful techniques and tools which help women transform their lives — for over a decade. Her work helps women find th…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's twenty-third episode and their guest interview is SAG Award winning actor, playwright and comedian Tom Lenk. On television, Tom Lenk played Andrew Wells/Cyrus on the long-running series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, Collin on EASTSIDERS and Hudson Rafferty on WITCHES OF EAST END. Other notable work on television includes Amazon's …
 
Wendi and Dfernando's twenty-second episode and their guest interview is award winning dancer, choreographer, singer & entertainer Kevin Stea. Kevin Stea has been one of the most well-known and recognized dancers in the industry over the past 30 years. He has been successful in areas as diverse as choreography, modeling, directing, acting and hosti…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's twenty-first episode and their guest interview is Emmy Award winning author, playwright and screenwriter Byron Lane. His debut novel is called A STAR IS BORED, about a celebrity assistant struggling to manage his eccentric and hilarious movie star boss, inspired in part by Lane’s time as assistant to beloved actress, author an…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's twentieth episode and their guest interview is 4-time Emmy Award nominated costume designer Joseph La Corte. Following his passion for costume design, Joseph La Corte has worked on some of the most groundbreaking projects in film and television. From period and fantasy costumes, to contemporary clothing, Joseph brings his fine…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's nineteenth episode and their guest interview is 3-time Emmy Award winning actress, producer and author Patricia Heaton. Patricia Heaton is a multiple Emmy Award-winning actress who has played not one, but two beloved TV moms. Perhaps best known for her role as Debra Barone on the classic CBS series EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, she…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's eighteenth episode and their guest interview is 3-time Emmy Award winning choreographer of television, film and stage Marguerite Derricks. Marguerite Derricks is one of the dance world’s most highly recognized and respected working choreographers. She is the first and only choreographer to have received three consecutive Emmy …
 
Wendi and Dfernando's seventeenth episode and their guest interview is Academy Award nominated & multi-award winning actress, screenwriter, playwright and producer Nia Vardalos. Born and raised in Canada, Nia Vardalos is an alumna of the Chicago-based Second City comedy repertory company. She gained global attention with her 2002 film adaptation of…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's sixteenth episode and their guest interview is Tony Award nominated/CableACE Award-winning actress, comedian and writer Denny Dillon. Denny Dillon began her professional career six weeks after moving to NYC in 1973 when she made her Broadway debut as Agnes in the highly anticipated 1974 Broadway revival of GYPSY, starring Ange…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's fifteenth episode and their guest interview is with actor, comedian, voice artist and singer Cedric Yarbrough. Known for his revered role of Deputy S. Jones on the now-classic comedy series RENO 911!, Cedric Yarbrough has been making people laugh for years. Past television credits for the Minneapolis native include SPEECHLESS …
 
Wendi and Dfernando's fourteenth episode and their guest interview is with GLAAD Award-winning actor, comedian and writer Alec Mapa. Ellen Degeneres has called him “smart, hilarious and funny.” Variety has said, “Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented.” With uproarious live performances and groundbreaking television roles, Alec Mapa h…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's thirteenth episode and their guest interview is with actress, artist and author Keiko Agena. Keiko Agena was a series regular on the FOX series PRODIGAL SON where she played Dr. Edrisa Tanaka. Prior to PRODIGAL SON she was best known for the TV series GILMORE GIRLS, where she played Lane Kim for seven years and reprised the ro…
 
Wendi and Dfernando's twelfth episode and their guest interview is with disruptor, cinematographer, musician and martial artist Andrew Pescara. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Andrew Pescara received a bachelor's degree in film, television, and media from the University of Michigan in 2018. There, he got his start as an interviewer and student…
 
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