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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MikeyPod 281 | Beloved Binge

Beloved Binge

Eleni and Rob, collectively known as indie pop duo Beloved Binge, combine some of my favorite qualities in an artist: originality, melody, grit, a keen awareness of the world around them, and a passion for making that world a better place with their work. I loved talking with them about their latest album Signals, their veganism, their tour, and how they balance it all together.

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MikeyPod 280 | Musician and YouTuber Jon Tedd

Jon Tedd

I first encountered Jon Tedd about 11 years ago when I went vegan and discovered him as the face of The Vegan Zombie YouTube channel. Their videos went a long way toward helping me to discove what I would be eating as a brand new vegan. A lot has changed for him since then, including the fact that he has co-founded Mockingbird Farm Animal Sanctuary.

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