MBSing: Episode Archive

From the podcast: MBSing

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Kate Nash, Adele, Robyn, Tori Kelly, Hayley Williams... if you're a white lady with solid pipes and a story to tell, Shantira is probably going to invite you in to help her feel. As a woman whose "heart is like the ocean" and performances must have an array of experiences to reflect on, Shantira loves to be in touch with a wide range of emotions even though she's never had her ocean of a heart broken. Check out her Spotify Playlist, White Tears, as a starter.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

From tap dancing to the My Little Pony Theme Song to biking from Zipcar lot to Zipcar lot all over Chicago, Hannah has always enjoyed being an active person. She had a carefree journey through youth sports and became a dang triathlete while she was in college.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

If there's anything Abby McEnany is better at than making people laugh, it may be laughing at herself. Don't be fooled by the self-deprecating title: This conversation is about how Abby has embraced the person she is, how she has used it to influence her comedy, and how so much of one's path and career has to be about being happy in the place you are.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Allison Reese used to ball so hard she'd make enemies on the court, but now she mostly uses her love of basketball to create analogies for other aspects of her life (read: comedy). A total gem and softy when not shooting hoops, Allison shares some personal stories ranging from attending Phoenix Suns games with her dad to being amazed at the kinds of things her mostly Mormon high school teammates would bring to conversations in the locker room to who she sees as the Steve Nash of Chicago comedy.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Ali Keirn has been such a big fan of Walt Disney World since her first visit at three years old that she can trace her desire to study and perform musical theatre back to seeing the highly produced parades and stage shows the park had to offer. Since then she's been back to the park, seen all of the classic animated movies Disney has to offer, ventured to Disneyland in California, and become a performer still driven by her favorite Imagineer and her favorite lyricist.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

James T. Green is a coder, designer, podcaster, and all around creative type whose generalized anxiety has driven his work habits for his entire career. He has recently had to explore how his anxiety effects the way he can ennact social justice.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

As a performer and teacher in Chicago, Tim continues to define and redefine what success means to him as an actor and person. A lifelong cinephile, he thought for sure he would spend three years studying in Chicago before shipping off to be a big time movie star in LA. He's now passed the ten year mark here and has a world of friends and experience he never could have fathomed. We discuss striving for success (and happiness) in whatever forms your career and personal life take and how his goals were shaped as a young person, an actor with representation, and now as an improv teacher.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Mom and I break down nearly every branch of the Braverman family tree as we discuss her favorite TV show, Parenthood. We mostly focus on how the casting, writing, and even music of the show make it such a strong, emotional exploration of a variety of hardships and heartfelt moments in the life of a big family.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Cher has loved Thom York's Radiohead since she heard a track from Kid A on a joy ride with her dad during a difficult time in middle school. We talk her emotional attachment to their work, how internet culture has changed how fans of a band interact, and being a fan of something as an atypical member of its demographic.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

On the third anniversary of the release of the first episode of MBSing, MBS holed up in a studio and took 35 calls from past guests of the show. The topics ranged from specific episode updates to current concerns to catching up. The guest list filled quickly, and there were a handful of interested parties who wanted to catch me on another day (and a couple people I specifically reached out to as I knew they had incredible follow-up tales). Here are those six stragglers:

Rob Grabowski
Matt Young
Bret Dorman
Mel Evans
Rosie Moan
Jo Feldman

 

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