MikeyPod 289 | Tofurky Founder Seth Tibbott

I am so proud to welcome Seth Tibbott to this week’s podcast! Seth is the founder and chairman of Tofurky, perhaps the most recognized name in plant based meats. We talk about his company and the path that took him from a treehouse-dwelling, tempeh-loving hippie to who he is today, a tempeh-loving hippie CEO!

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MikeyPod 288 | Writer/Performer Raquel Cion

Raquel Cion

When I last spoke to Raquel Cion, it was 2015 and she was in the early years of her long running, ever-evolving solo performance, Me and Mr Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie. Since then, he has continued to perform the show in NYC and beyond through Bowie’s death, and Cion’s own life changing cancer diagnosis. We talk about the show, where it’s going, where it’s been, and how the show how evolved with her own experiences of the world.

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MikeyPod 287 | Musician ES Wex

ES Wex

ES Wex is a queer musician, songwriter, teacher, activist based here in Brooklyn, NYC. I knew I liked her music and her thoughtful social media presence, but I was not prepared for the absolutely joyful and spiritual journey our conversation would take! We talked about her work, building community with art, and the decidedly unique path she took to creating her latest single, “Surrender.”

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MikeyPod 286 | Comedian Amber Rollo

Amber Rollo

This week’s guest is comedian Amber Rollo who talks with me about the events leading up to her confronting Harvey Weinsten at Actor’s Hour last October. I loved chatting with her, too, about her comedy, her music, her recovery and so much more. Another great guest this week I know you’ll love!

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MikeyPod 285 | Comedian Tanael Joachim

I had the pleasure of chatting with comedian Tanael Joachim at the exact perfect moment in time. My annual holiday self pity party was in full swing and had extended itself into creative despair. TJ’s humor and perspective was just the re-boot I needed to remember that, holy shit, everything is okay. We talked about his path to comedy, the balance between being genuine as an artist and taking care of your audience, and why it’s important to love what we do. A damn fine convo.

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MikeyPod 284 | Writer/Performer Kim Katzberg

Award winning queer writer/performer Kim Katzberg and I went deep in this conversation! We talk about her latest solo show, Dad in a Box, which follows her struggle to gain access to her emotional core, while she attempts to process the just-announced impending death of her abusive father. Kim and I talked over-sharing, healing grief through making theater, and holy smokes, so much more!

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MikeyPod 283 | Director T Cooper

I’m so excited to welcome T Cooper back to the podcast this week to discuss his award winning documentary film, Man Made, which traces the lives of four transgender men as they prepare to step on the stage at the only trans bodybuilding competition in the world. T and I discuss his motivation toward making the film and the path that led him from author to director, and his experience making his first feature length film.

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MikeyPod 282 | Composer Nathalie Joachim

Nathalie Joachim

This is an exciting time for composer, performer, and flutist Nathalie Joachim! She is touring and promoting her magnificent new album Fanm d’Ayiti, which just received a Grammy nomination for best world music album. I was absolutely thrilled to talk with her on the podcast about her work, her process, and how she has learned to let go and follow the lead of the work itself while creating.

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