February 27, 2017
EP. 29 — Eliza Skinner: Rip Your Heart Out
Comedian and writer Eliza Skinner (The Late Late Show with James Corden) started her career in New York City’s improv scene where she hosted a rap improv battle for comedians. She often shared the bill (and basement venue) with Lin-Manuel Miranda and his group Freestyle Love Supreme. Though she’s embraced comedy and hip hop as an adult, Eliza grew up enmeshed in the world of musical theatre. She joins Travon and Mike to explain why she prefers sad, “rip your heart out songs” songs in musicals over comedy numbers. Plus, a tearful rendition of “Stay Alive (Reprise).”
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April 10, 2017
EP. 33 — Mara Wilson: Live from NYC Pod Fest
Guest Mara Wilson
Writer and actress Mara Wilson (Matilda, Where Am I Now?) joins Travon and Mike onstage at the New York City Podcast Festival to talk about meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda backstage at Hamilton and how acting in films as a child shaped her writing as an adult. Plus, they belt out “What Comes Next” with the live audience and riff on ideas for a new musical starring Cookie from Empire. Travon and Mike also announce their plans to take a break. While they’re away, please call in to share your current favorite Hamilton song at 937-9MYSHOT.
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April 3, 2017
EP. 32 — Rachel Sklar: Musical Theater Knocked Me Up
Guest Rachel Sklar
A self-described theater nerd, Rachel Sklar (TheLi.st) joins Travon to talk about seeing the original cast of Rent on Broadway, writing jokes for the White House Correspondents’ dinner and why she connects so strongly to the song “That Would Be Enough.” Plus, she explains how her love of plays ultimately resulted in her daughter.
March 27, 2017
EP. 31 — Ashley Ford: When Harry (Potter) Met Hamilton
Guest Ashley C. Ford
Writer Ashley Ford (Refinery29) joins Travon to talk about her creative process, how growing up with a huge family shaped her writing, and the importance of seeing young girls of color in books and theatre. Plus, Ashley explains why she gave her ex-boyfriend a ticket to Hamilton and contributes to a knock-out version of “Guns and Ships.”
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