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Each episode, Bruce Reyes-Chow is joined by some awesome co-hosts and guests as they discuss politics, faith, pop-culture, technology, and, as you will discover, pretty much everything that pops into their heads. Pull up a chair and welcome to BRC & Friends!
 
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Welcome to The BRC & Friends Podcast where you will get to know activists, artists, academics, and adventurers who are committed to making the world a better place. In Episode 52, Bruce (he/him), along with co-host Laura Mariko Cheifetz (she/her) speaks with guest John Edgerton, lead pastor at First United Church of Oak Park, Illinois, and also the…
 
Welcome to The BRC & Friends Podcast where you will get to know activists, artists, academics, and adventurers who are committed to making the world a better place. In Episode 51, Bruce, along with co-hosts Laura Mariko Cheifetz (she/her) and Micky Scottbey Jones (she/her) speaks with guest David Magdael (he/him). David is a media strategist for do…
 
Welcome to The BRC & Friends Podcast where you will get to know activists, artists, academics, and adventurers who are committed to making the world a better place. In Episode 50 you get to meet the other two co-hosts of the show: Jorge Bautista (he/him) and Micky Scottbey Jones (she/her). Jorge is a pastor at a United Church of Christ congregation…
 
SOME ADULT CONTENT PG-13+ Welcome to BRC & Friends, an uplifting podcast where Bruce Reyes-Chow talks with activists, artists, academics, and adventures who are committed to making the world a more thoughtful, loving, and just place. Each episode, Bruce is joined by some awesome co-hosts and guests as they discuss politics, faith, pop-culture, tech…
 
"BRC & Friends" is back and 2022 will be the best year ever. With new co-hosts (Listen to find out who) upgraded platforms and outside editing, this year's episodes are going to be good fun! Find BRC & Friends where you listen to podcasts: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen For as little as $1 an episode, become a patron and support Bruce’s Po…
 
INTERRUPTION SHOW, THE LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW WHERE DALIA MALEK & ROTATING GUEST CO-HOSTS INTERRUPT COMEDIANS MID-PERFORMANCE TO ASK QUESTIONS, FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED NEXT, & DIG FOR BACKSTORIES ABOUT JOKES, IS COMING TO THE INTERNET. THIS SELL-OUT SHOW & COMEDY FESTIVAL FAVORITE HAS TRAVELED INTERNATIONALLY & HAS APPEARED REGULARLY IN LOS ANGEL…
 
join acting powerhouse michael k williams and aisha as they mow through surviving childhood, dreaming huge, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, willing the phone to ring, learning to be gangster, going rags to riches to rags again, getting tapped by scorcese, and arriving right back where you started. plus michael follows the devil down int…
 
For the season 2 finale (!), Clark interviews his mentor and fellow Dartmouth alum — actor, director, comedian, podcast and talk show host — Aisha Tyler (“Whose Line Is It Anyway,” “Archer,” “Criminal Minds”). Clark and Aisha each crack open a bottle of “Courage + Stone” — Aisha’s craft cocktail brand — and discuss Aisha’s history as a mixologist. …
 
Clark interviews British actor Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“The Good Place,” “Barry,” and “Why Women Kill”). Clark asks Kirby about attending the premiere of her latest movie, Disney’s “Cruella” (releasing 5/28 on Disney+ and in theaters). Clark and Kirby bond over both being delusional about the origin of their friendship. Kirby reveals how she lets ne…
 
Clark interviews writer, comedian, and actor Ryan O’Connell (known for Netflix’s “Special,” and his memoir, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves”). Clark asks Ryan about growing up in a small beach town an hour north of Los Angeles. Ryan reveals how important the movie “Cruel Intentions” was for him. Clark and Ryan discuss the lack of acc…
 
Clark interviews “THE S(EX) TAPES” EP singer-songwriter — known for her hits like “Undrunk” and “Bitter” — FLETCHER. Clark asks FLETCHER about her song “Last Laugh,” which is featured in the Academy Award winning film, “Promising Young Woman.” Clark and FLETCHER bond over both being sensitive Pisces. FLETCHER shares she’s from the New Jersey Shore …
 
Clark interviews the truly iconic comedian, writer, and “Seek Treatment” podcast co-host, Pat Regan. Clark asks Pat about growing up in Long Island with 6 other siblings. Pat shares how his sobriety journey started, and what it was like getting sober where he grew up. Clark asks Pat about his closeted years before coming out at 25. Pat describes hi…
 
After a brief disaster with a fire alarm, Clark finally interviews comedian, poet, and co-host of the “Seek Treatment” podcast, Catherine Cohen. Clark asks Catherine about her current quarantine experience in a hotel in Toronto. Clark and Catherine bond over their need to constantly strive for more in their careers as two Ivy Leaguers. Clark asks C…
 
Welcome to BRC & Friends, a podcast where Bruce Reyes-Chow chats with activists, artists, academics, and adventures who are committed to making the world a more thoughtful, loving, and just place. In episode 48, Bruce sits down with Terrell Carter, pastor, artist, nonprofit executive director, and author of Taking Apart Bootstrap Theology: Gospel o…
 
Clark interviews his “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-star, Broadway performer, and co-host of the podcast “What are Friends For,” Gabrielle Ruiz. Clark asks Gabrielle about her nesting process as she prepares for the birth of her first child. Gabrielle reveals she suffered a miscarriage in 2019. Clark and Gabrielle bond over having type-A personalities, a…
 
Welcome to BRC & Friends, a podcast where Bruce Reyes-Chow chats with activists, artists, academics, and adventures who are committed to making the world a more thoughtful, loving, and just place. In episode 47, Bruce sits down with Tyler Sit, pastor and church planter of New City Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. New City Church focuses on environ…
 
Clark interviews actor, dancer, model, and singer Alycia Pascual Peña (“Moxie,” “Saved by the Bell”). Clark asks Alycia about starring in Amy Poehler’s Netflix movie, “Moxie,” and how her personal relationship with activism helped shape her role. Alycia reveals what her own high school experience was like as an Afro-Latina woman from the South Bron…
 
RECORDED in DECEMBER OF 2020 and in partnership with the church I serve, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, I sat down with Palo Alto School Board Candidate, Katie Causey, just after the election. We needed out about politics, Palo Alto, and more. Enjoy. Thanks for listening, please subscribe, like, and share! Bruce Reyes-Chow on Twitter and I…
 
RECORDED in NOVEMBER OF 2020 and in partnership with the church I serve, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, I sat down for a conversation with church leader, writer, and Executive Director of the Oakland Peace Center, Sandhya Rani Jha. Thanks for listening, please subscribe, like, and share! Bruce Reyes-Chow on Twitter and Instagram: https://t…
 
RECORDED in OCTOBER OF 2020 and in partnership with the church I serve, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, I sat down with church leaders Shawna Bowman and Aisha Brooks Lytle. We talk about the digital church, ministry, and more. Thanks for listening, please subscribe, like, and share! Bruce Reyes-Chow on Twitter and Instagram: https://twitter…
 
RECORDED IN OCTOBER OF 2020 and in partnership with the church I serve, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, I sat down with Abby Pugh (My daughter and student activist) and then Judge-Elect, Michelle Tong. We talk about policing, abolition, politics, and a little bit about Bruce's high school days. Thanks for listening, please subscribe, like, …
 
Clark interviews holistic psychologist, and sound bath meditation healer Dr. Mariel Buquè. Clark begins the conversation by asking Dr. Buquè to lead them through a breathing exercise. Clark asks Dr. Buquè about how she creates boundaries for herself given the nature of her work, and Dr. Buquè not only reveals her morning ritual, but shares how ever…
 
Clark interviews his “Huge in France” co-star Erinn Hayes (“Chidrens Hospital,” “Medical Police,” “Kevin Can Wait”). Clark asks Erinn about handling herself on set, and how that’s evolved over the course of her career. Erinn shares how she’s been handling quarantine. Clark and Erinn discuss their relationship with aging in entertainment. Erinn reve…
 
Clark interviews actor, comedian, and podcast host extraordinaire Matt Rogers (“Las Culturistas,” “Haute Dog”). Clark asks Matt about growing up on Long Island and his journey with coming out. Matt shares his experience with anxiety attacks at a young age. Matt educates everyone about Mariah Carey’s “Butterfly,” and Clark and Matt bond over both ha…
 
Clark interviews British-American Olympic athlete, actor, and dog dad Gus Kenworthy. Clark asks Gus about his friendship with friend of the pod, Adam Rippon. Gus discusses what it was like growing up in a small but liberal town in Colorado. Gus shares how afraid he was to come out growing up, and how that affected his daily life. Clark asks Gus abo…
 
In response to the historic interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, conducted by Oprah Winfrey on Sunday March 7 for CBS, Clark and Simone sit down with royal correspondent Sean Mandell to unpack the revelations, analyze the aftermath, and discuss how this conversation creates an opportunity for collective healing around race and identity. E…
 
Clark interviews writer, director, and producer Oge Egbuonu (“(In)Visible Portraits”). Clark asks Oge about quitting her job in her mid-20s, and the subsequent depression that followed. Oge reveals her journey with yoga, and how breath work became an entry point for healing years of trauma. Clark and Oge bond over breaking social constructs as mill…
 
Clark interviews his “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-star, actor and cat lover Vella Lovell (“The Mayor,” “The Big Sick”). Vella reveals what it was like meeting Clark during season 4 of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Clark asks Vella about being raised in New Mexico, and she shares what it was like growing up in predominantly white spaces alongside her mother. C…
 
Clark interviews writer, podcast host, and pop culture expert Ira Madison III (co-host of “Keep It”). Clark reveals Ira was one of the first people he called when he was developing Soul Balm. Clark asks Ira about growing up in Wisconsin, and Ira shares that he was one of the only Black kids in his school. Clark and Ira discuss his unique career pat…
 
Clark interviews his BFF, and fellow “Glee” co-star, actor and Broadway singer Alex Newell (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” “Once on This Island”). After some brief rapport about Clark’s inability to work past sunset, Clark asks Alex about how he found his singing voice at a young age in the church. Clark and Alex discuss gender identity, and why …
 
Clark interviews gender non-conforming author, poet, and public speaker ALOK (“Femme in Public,” “Beyond the Gender Binary”). Clark asks ALOK about growing up in Texas, and how they found their identity as a young queer person. Clark praises ALOK’s ability to condense literature into digestible content on their social channels. Clark and ALOK discu…
 
For the season finale, Clark interviews author and actor June Diane Raphael (“Grace and Frankie,” “The Long Shot”). Just ahead of the Georgia Senate Runoffs happening on January 5 (don’t forget to vote!), Clark asks June about her book, “Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World.” June reveals that working mothers - …
 
Clark interviews his “Love, Simon” co-star, actor Alexandra Shipp (“X-Men,” Straight Outta Compton”). Alexandra reveals she just wrapped filming Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick…Boom,” and describes working during the pandemic. Clark asks Alexandra about her evolving journey with activism, and how that affects the decisions she makes with her caree…
 
Clark interviews Vampire Weekend guitarist, Brian Robert Jones (previously toured with Gwen Stefani, MUNA, and 1/2 of the band Human Natural). Clark and Brian bond over their respective journeys with their natural hair. Clark asks Brian about his early music influences while growing up in the suburbs of DC. Brian details bombing in front of audienc…
 
Clark interviews “Necessaire” and “Into the Gloss” co-founder Nick Axelrod-Welk, and Former VP Brand of “Glossier,” Annie Kreighbaum. Nick and Annie also co-host the popular beauty podcast, “Eyewitness Beauty.” Nick details his own journey with the beauty world, starting as an assistant at the fashion based newspaper, WWD. Clark asks Annie about he…
 
Clark interviews actor and Grammy winning singer-songwriter JoJo. Clark asks JoJo about growing up in Massachusetts, and her New England grit. Clark and JoJo bond over their individual drive as artists, and both being full of confidence at a young age. Clark asks JoJo about her rise to fame at 13-years old, and her subsequent legal battle with her …
 
Clark interviews actress, animal rights activist, and podcast host Harley Quinn Smith. Clark asks Harley about her close-knit family group and what it’s like to live with extended family full time. Harley explains how she discovered her love of performing. Clark asks Harley about growing up in Los Angeles and how she negotiated her relationship to …
 
Clark interviews globally celebrated artist and director, Sarah Bahbah. Clark asks Sarah about growing up in Perth, Australia as a woman of Palestinian descent. Sarah details repressing her Arab identity as she existed in mostly white spaces, and the journey she had to go on to unpack her "colonized brain." Sarah discusses her organic growth as an …
 
Clark interviews his childhood friend - nonbinary actor, writer, and model Tommy Dorfman (“13 Reasons Why,” “Love in the Time of Corona”). Clark and Tommy discuss the origins of their friendship. Tommy reveals that they were always in conflict with their world, and how that’s changed as an adult. Clark and Tommy bond over doing theatre together dur…
 
Clark interviews actor, “Big Mouth” writer, 2x podcast host, and BLM activist Brandon Kyle Goodman (“Modern Love,” “Feel the Beat”). Clark and Brandon bond over their love for Oprah, and Clark asks Brandon how he makes space for compassion as he engages in high-level conversations about race. Brandon details going to high school in Rome, Georgia on…
 
Clark interviews Emmy nominated producer, actor, author, and star of Bravo’s “Flipping Out” Jenni Pulos. Clark asks Jenni about growing up in the Greek church, and her relationship with faith. Clark and Jenni bond over both being eternal optimists. Jenni reveals her journey with practicing kindness, and how she passes it down to her daughter in eve…
 
Clark interviews rapper, businesswoman, and everyone’s favorite fashionista, Saweetie. Clark asks Saweetie about growing up in the Bay Area, and how she developed her hustler mentality. Saweetie reveals she didn’t always have confidence, and describes being bullied in high school. Clark asks Saweetie about her love of poetry. Saweetie divulges her …
 
Clark interviews musician and the first professional male model with albinism, the iconic Shaun Ross. Clark asks Shaun about developing a tough skin growing up in the Bronx. Shaun describes letting go of his negative experiences in his youth, and why he always looks forward not backward. Shaun breaks down white gay culture vs. Black gay culture, an…
 
Clark interviews Sports Illustrated’s “Curviest Model Ever” and “All Worthy” clothing-line owner, Hunter McGrady. Clark asks Hunter about moving around a lot at a young age, and how that affected her growing up. Hunter reveals her experiences with being bullied in high school. Clark and Hunter discuss how they both worked through their own resentme…
 
Clark interviews former Olympic athlete, medal-winning figure skater, and self-proclaimed “America’s Sweetheart” Adam Rippon. Clark asks Adam about his drive and ambition surrounding figure-skating at an early age, and how it shaped his teen years. Adam comments on the binary divide in sports. Clark asks Adam how he wrestled with his own sexual ide…
 
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