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Episode 26: Brian O'Halloran
Virginia talks to cult icon Brian O'Halloran!
Episode 25: Lady Ace Boogie
In the second to last episode of Season 2 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia invited Grand Rapids-based rapper and Hip Hop artist Lady Ace Boogie to her basement to perform an intimate set of songs off LAB's forthcoming album "Don't Box Me In."
Episode 24: Rick Beerhorst
In episode 24 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia sits down with painter and musician Rick Beerhorst (@studiobeerhorst) and they talk about overcoming upbringings to find your truth, overcoming depression to find a new series of paintings, and overcoming financial setbacks with some amazingly practical advice for working artists.
Episode 23: The Mads from MST3K
In episode 23 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia went on the road to the Hall of Heroes Comic Con in Elkhart, Indiana to interview the Mads themselves, MST3K legends and movie riffing icons Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff!
Episode 22: Aaron Carter
In episode 22 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia chats with multi-platinum recording artist and pop music star Aaron Carter about his brand-new EP "Love."
Episode 21: Ser'darius Blain
In episode 21 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia sits down with her old high school classmate and all around "good guy" Ser'darius Blain. One of the most genuine and talented actors of his generation, Ser'darius started acting as a kid, and soon enough, his passion led him to NYC to study his craft, and then to LA -- to take over Hollywood.
Episode 20: Stan Zimmerman
In the 20th episode (!!) of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia sits down with venerable TV legend, Stan Zimmerman. Writer/Producer for The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls (he wrote "Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!"), Roseanne, Something Wilder (with Gene Wilder!), A Very Brady Sequel, co-creator of Rita Rocks on Lifetime, and owner of one of the coolest Instagram feeds on my dashboard; Stan came to the studio to talk to me about life as a professional writer and producer. And now with two brand new shows for Tellofilms, "Secs & Execs" and "Skirtchasers", Stan is a positive reminder that working incredibly hard and treating people with respect will get you everywhere.
Episode 19: Crew Call Crossover!
In episode 19 of Super Hungry the Podcast (S2 E6), Virginia sits down with Chris Henry, the host of Crew Call: The Below-the-Line Podcast. For fans of the Anonymous Production Assistant blog, Chris and Crew Call interview below the line members of production crews (including Virginia and her role as on set Production Coordinator). Virginia talks to Chris about making it work in the world of sound production and engineering, and Chris talks to Virginia about why she's leaving LA. They both talk about traffic a lot -- how very Californian.
Episode 18: Tom Wilson
In the 5th episode of season 2 of Super Hungry the Podcast, Virginia sits down with the hilarious and inimitable Tom Wilson. We talk about his stand up comedy roots, working with Paul Feig and Steven Spielberg, and how he used to be Richard Pryor's doorman at The Comedy Store. Special thanks to Grand MacGuffin Studios for hosting us!
Episode 17: Justin Dray
In this episode Virginia chats with my friend and actor, Justin Dray, who is currently starring as "StarMan" on CMT's "Still the King" with Billy Ray Cyrus. Co-hosted by Morgan Rodner of The Grand MacGuffin Podcast, we talk to Justin about making your dreams happen outside of Hollywood and making them happen inside Hollywood -- even if that means working at Ralph's first.
Episode 16: Jim O'Heir LIVE at Florida State University
In the inaugural LIVE show for Super Hungry the Podcast, Virginia takes the show on the road to Club Downunder in Tallahassee and the students of Florida State University with actor and improvisor Jim O'Heir. Known best as Jerry Gergich on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Jim talks about his start in Chicago improv, what brought him to Los Angeles over 20 years ago, and why he's eager to explore roles that are different from his mild-mannered TV counterpart. [Sponsored by The Park Avenue Inn]
Episode 15: Trace Beaulieu
Actor, writer, children’s book author, and live movie-riffing legend, Trace called in and chatted with Virginia about his career and highlights with Mystery Science Theater 3000; working “outside the box” to publish his book, “Silly Rhymes for Belligerent Children”; doing live riff shows with Cinematic Titanic, and now The Mads Are Back; and what it’s like when Paul Feig just keeps writing characters with him in mind (Freaks and Geeks, Other Space).
Episode 14: Jesse Damiani
In the Season 2 premier, writer, poet, and old college friend Jesse Damiani stops by and he and Virginia talk about the cost of living in Los Angeles (and we don’t mean money), what it’s like to get a Master’s Degree in Poetry, and, among other things, "Why Walter White Is the Most Important Character in the History of Television."
Episode 13: Brian McKnight
In episode 13 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia talks with multi-platinum recording artist, 16-time Grammy nominee, and R&B legend for over 20 years -- Brian McKnight. His new album, "Better" dropped on 2/26/16, and we talk about the album's inspiration; who in his life makes him a better man; and Brian shares some wisdom to up-and-coming artists trying to make a living in the art world.
Episode 12: Brad Wenzel
In episode 12 of Super Hungry the Podcast, Virginia sits down with comedian Brad Wenzel, fresh from his TV debut on Conan O'Brien. They talk about how he did his first stand-up set at 17, that time he got in a car wreck with Brian Posehn in the passenger seat, and how he bounces back from sets that aren't so great.
Episode 11: Alexander Rodriguez
On episode 11 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia sits down with actor, singer, and UBNRadio.com radio host Alexander Rodriguez. They talk about setbacks, making the wrong decision for 'love', and just what exactly almond milk is.
Episode 10: Old Geek Young Geek
In the 10th episode of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists Virginia sits down and talks to Stephen Johnnson (in person) and Scott Pell (over Skype from Michigan), the creators of the podcast Old Geek Young Geek. We talk about video games and nerd culture, redefining what "making it" means, and the fears that keeps us from "leveling up" in life.
Episode 9: Jason Rogel
In episode 9, Virginia chats with one of the stars of ABC Family's Kevin From Work, and her friend and old colleague, the HILARIOUS Jason Rogel. We talk about that time he had to motorboat Amy Sedaris on camera, the disappointment of his mother that he's "not as skinny as Neil Patrick Harris," and what Aziz Ansari got right about first-generation Americans with immigrant parents on Netflix' Master of None.
Episode 8: Ericka Page
In Episode 8 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists I interview singer, musician, and actor Ericka Page. We talk about her experience growing up interracial and LGBT in rural Florida, what it was like to be on a tour with Britney Spears when she was a teenager, and how moving to LA has helped fuel the fire for her to release 2 full length albums independently. [Please note: This episode was recorded and originally aired as an interview with "Trevor Page." As Ericka is now known by her female pronouns, please exercise respect when listening to this interview.]
Episode 7: August Emerson and Joshua Hoover
In episode 7, Virginia sits down with 2 of the stars of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, August Emerson and Joshua Hoover, to talk about child acting, the theater of Taylor Swift, and the brotherhood of The Mutiny.
They also discuss the upcoming holiday and the definitive Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus.
Episode 6: Caleb Slain
Virginia sits down with filmmaker and human enigma Caleb Slain and they talk about how he unschooled himself all the way to film school, dropped out, and then showed his first film at SXSW and Telluride at 21. He also used to get paid to play Halo.
On the 5th episode of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia talks to rapper, producer, and songwriter Matt Rose about growing up in Kansas, schooling at Berklee College of Music (and the wonder that is Boston), and how his older brother's illnesses helped him become a man.
Episode 4: Fairfax Banks
In the 4th episode of Super Hungry: Conversations with not-so Starving Artists, Virginia interviews former dive-bar queen and current Art Director of Malibu Magazine, Fairfax Banks. We talk about art school hierarchies, #PIZZAMERICA, and how she moved across the country on the allure of a Craigslist sublet offer.
Episode 3: Jeanne Taylor
This week in the closet, Virginia interviews actress and comedienne Jeanne Taylor to talk about the necessity of side projects, “getting the milk for free”, and how a girl from Michigan who always thought she’d be a church organist ended up in Hollywood playing a man’s game by her rules.
Episode 2: Kayley Vandenberg
Writer, blogger, and model Kayley Vandenberg stops by the closet to talk about life after plans, giving up the 'end goal' and finding inspiration in yourself.