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#23 - Game Day

#23 - Game Day

May 20, 2021

After tackling a few heavy subjects over recent episodes we wanted to take some time to chill out, have a natter, and play a few games of 20 questions. Play along and see how you do!

#22 - Making Your Own Work

#22 - Making Your Own Work

May 13, 2021

In this episode we cover making work independently. After a brief chat about our mutual love of D&D, we talk about the importance of being creative for creativity's sake, the pitfalls of working for free, why your skills are valuable, and why your work needs to stand out from the crowd. We also talk about the practical and emotional difficulties of being a creative over lockdown, and finish up on a game of 20 question. Can you guess Amber's fictional figure?

#21 - Unsung Heroes

#21 - Unsung Heroes

May 6, 2021

In this episode we chat about all the unsung heroes in our industries: those job roles that just don’t get enough praise. We drop in a few specific people who’ve helped us out, chat about stunt doubles, sound engineers, and finish up with a game of 20 questions! Can you guess who Cole is?

#20 - Origins

#20 - Origins

April 29, 2021

In this episode, Cole and a rather sickly Amber discuss how we got into music and theatre as kids, how lucky we have been to have supportive parents, and the importance of music in media as we grew up. Enjoy Amber’s cold and chatting about our weird and wonderful families.

#19 - Live vs Recorded Part 2

#19 - Live vs Recorded Part 2

April 22, 2021

On this weeks episode we follow up our conversation on Live vs Recorded. In this episode we talk about your disposability as a performer, managing egos, camaraderie, the excitement of performing live, and we even dish out some juicy industry gossip! Plus, a DOUBLE muppets casting! Can't say fairer than that.

#18 - Live vs Recorded Part 1

#18 - Live vs Recorded Part 1

April 15, 2021

This week Amber and Cole are getting to grips with the differences between live performance and being recorded. We discuss prepping for the camera, being well rehearsed, the recording process, Stanislavski, and find plenty of common ground. Tune in again next week for Part 2!

 

What's more, Amber's recently appeared as a guest on theatre industry podcast The Stagey Place, which you can check out right here!

#17 - Tech Runs

#17 - Tech Runs

April 8, 2021

Cole and Amber get to grips with what a tech run means for each of them. Expect some funny stories, some good advice, and even a muppets casting. What do you do when tech lets you down on the night?

#16 - Opening Numbers RANKED

#16 - Opening Numbers RANKED

April 1, 2021

Another ranking episode focusing on opening songs. Cole gives some songs that start albums and amber opening numbers of musicals.

A light relief after some serious chat last week!

#15 - Serious Silliness

#15 - Serious Silliness

March 25, 2021

This is one of our more serious episodes. In one week, the royal interview and the death of Sarah Everard sparked talks about what women go through in this world. Cole and Amber wanted to openly chat about it.

We also wanted to end on some joy so share silly stories including injuries on stage and the crazy experiences in drama school auditions.

Have run and please remember that no matter how much we may disagree, we should always respect each other. 

#14 - Nath Digman Guest!

#14 - Nath Digman Guest!

March 18, 2021

He's finally here folks!

 

Nathan Digman (aaaaahhhhh *harp music*) comes on to chat about running the band with Cole. Topics include the creative process, how the boys write their music, firing band members and much more.

 

 

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