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Misfits Makin' It: Oddballs Doing Cool Stuff on Radio Misfits

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With a penchant for irreverently heartwarming humor, comedian Lauren LoGiudice (“fierce” -NYT) thoughtfully interviews fellow misfits. You’ll meet creatives from SNL, Netflix, Late Nite, Comedy Central, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair – and more!, as well as indie musicians, comedians, writers, artists, and entrepreneurs. What we have in common: we’re oddballs and we’re doing cool stuff. To submit your stories for our Misfit Melodrama mini-episodes leave a voicemail at 646-WANG-0-X1 (646-926-4091)‬ or send a written version via www.laurenlogiudice.com/podcast

Location:

United States

Description:

With a penchant for irreverently heartwarming humor, comedian Lauren LoGiudice (“fierce” -NYT) thoughtfully interviews fellow misfits. You’ll meet creatives from SNL, Netflix, Late Nite, Comedy Central, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair – and more!, as well as indie musicians, comedians, writers, artists, and entrepreneurs. What we have in common: we’re oddballs and we’re doing cool stuff. To submit your stories for our Misfit Melodrama mini-episodes leave a voicemail at 646-WANG-0-X1 (646-926-4091)‬ or send a written version via www.laurenlogiudice.com/podcast

Twitter:

@laurenlogi

Language:

English


Episodes

Misfits Makin’ It – Awkward Moments w/ EVAN RICHTER (Hot Clown Company)

3/27/2024
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this episode of Misfits Makin’ It, a special Misfit Melodrama Mini-Episode, Evan Richter from the Hot Clown Company about his comedic work. He’s a guest on the upcoming Misfit Variety Show on April 11th at Lincoln Lodge. They delve into listener-submitted stories and explore their personal awkward moments and feeling out of place. To find out about the Misfit Variety Show: United States of Misfit Tour go to: https://www.laurenlogiudice.com/misfit-variety-show HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what is good! Tell a friend: Work of mouth is the #1 way misfits like to learn about their next pod. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and small businesses, also makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH EVAN RICHTER Website: www.hotclown.com Instagram: @hotclowncompany CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com

Duration:00:19:48

Misfits Makin’ It – Becoming an Internationally Touring Comedian w/ Elena Gabrielle

3/7/2024
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this episode of Misfits Makin’ It, Lauren interviews comedian Elena Gabrielle about creating and performing stand-up comedy across the world. Elena shares her journey to find her voice, her strategies for self-producing shows, and the importance of resonating with a global audience. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what is good! Tell a friend: Work of mouth is the #1 way misfits like to learn about their next pod. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and small businesses, also makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com CONNECT WITH ELENA GABRIELLE www.elenagabrielle.com Instagram/YouTube: @elenagabrielle TikTok: @realelenagabrielle CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com

Duration:00:51:33

Misfits Makin’ It – Family Drama: Cuban vs. Italian Style w/ Diane Jorge

2/22/2024
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this episode of Misfits Makin’ It, Lauren interviews comedian of many stripes - Diane Jorge. They riff on audience-submitted stories and look forward to the Misfit Variety Show in Boca Raton. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what is good! Tell a friend: Work of mouth is the #1 way misfits like to learn about their next pod. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and small businesses, also makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH DIANE JORGE Instagram: @dianeisloud www.dianejorge.com CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com

Duration:00:20:47

Misfits Makin’ It – Go Make Stuff – A Lot of It! w/ Carmen Angelica (Daily Show)

2/15/2024
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this episode of Misfits Makin’ It, Lauren interviews writer, director, and comedian Carmen Angelica about her journey in the entertainment industry. They delve into Carmen's experiences her journey from performer to director. Carmen highlights the unpredictability of audience reception and the value of perseverance and passion. She also discusses maintaining inspiration, avoiding burnout, and the intricacies of creating parody. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what is good! Tell a friend: Work of mouth is the #1 way misfits like to learn about their next pod. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and small businesses, also makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH CARMEN ANGELICA Instagram: @carmesancheeses Check out Party Hat Comedy! CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com

Duration:00:45:13

Misfits Makin’ It – Making Films That Count w/ Shamim Sarif (Sort Of)

2/7/2024
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this episode of Misfits Makin’ It, Lauren interviews writer and director Shamim Sarif. They discuss Shamim's new film “Polarized,” and her journey to becoming a filmmaker and television director. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what is good! Tell a friend: Work of mouth is the #1 way misfits like to learn about their next pod. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and small businesses, also makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH SHAMIM SARIF Instagram: @polarized_movie @shamimsarif CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com

Duration:00:45:16

Misfits Makin’ It – Family Vacation Chaos: Misfit Melodrama w/ Jason Farr

1/17/2024
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this Misfit Melodrama mini-episode Lauren and comedian Jason Farr riff on listener-submitted stories. They discuss the contrast between a listener's peaceful family trip to Alaska and their own chaotic family vacations. Lauren's character, Carmela Ravioli, joins to humorously comment on the challenges of famliy. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what is good! Tell a friend: Work of mouth is the #1 way misfits like to learn about their next pod. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and small businesses, also makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH JASON FARR Every Wednesday: Magnet Theater with Glitter improv team ThereItIsPod.com Instagram: @jasonfarrpics CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI Welcome to Misfits Making It (00:00:01) Lauren introduces the podcast and talks about the Misfit variety show and her decision to cut off certain characters. Feeling Free and Optimistic (00:01:07) Lauren discusses feeling free and optimistic about the future, despite being overwhelmed with tour details. Misfit Melodrama Introduction (00:02:01) Lauren introduces the Misfit Melodrama episode with Jason Farr and provides background information about him. Discussing Family Experiences (00:03:01) Lauren and Jason discuss crazy family experiences, including family vacations and gatherings. Talking About Sperm Donation (00:09:41) Lauren and Jason discuss a story about a med student who donated sperm and met his biological children years later. Interfaith Family Gathering (00:14:21) Lauren and Jason discuss a story about a Jewish person married into a devout Catholic family and the resulting cultural clash. Comparing Denominations (00:16:21) Lauren and Jason compare the differences between various religious denominations, using personal experiences and analogies. Each timestamp's title (time it starts) is followed by a short description of what is covered in that topic. Abrahamic God and Forgiveness (00:18:06) Discussion about their understanding of different religious beliefs. Moses and Religious Knowledge (00:18:48) Debate on the knowledge of religious stories. Catholic Knowledge and Megachurch Experience (00:19:22) Comparison of Christian and Catholic knowledge, followed by a conversation about attending a megachurch. Entertainment and Righteous Gemstones (00:20:49) Discussion about the entertainment value of megachurches and the TV show "Righteous Gemstones." Upcoming Performances and Podcast (00:22:05) Promotion of upcoming performances and podcast, along with appreciation for Jason's podcast newsletter.

Duration:00:24:04

Misfits Makin’ It – Creative Pep Talk w/ Andy J. Pizza

1/11/2024
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this podcast episode Lauren interviews Andy J. Pizza about his creative journey as an illustrator, author, and podcaster. They delve into topics like, the challenges of career pivots and the importance of storytelling. Andy talks about his New York Times bestselling book "Invisible Things," his podcast "Creative Pep Talk," and his experiences with Co-Loop, an artist management company. The conversation also touches on building a creative community, the significance of collaboration, and strategies for overcoming creative lulls, with an emphasis on maintaining a growth mindset. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what is good! Tell a friend: Work of mouth is the #1 way misfits like to learn about their next pod. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and smalll businesses, also makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH ANDY J. PIZZA Podcast: www.creativepeptalk.com Instagram: @andyjpizza CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI Lauren's Japan Trip (00:00:01) Lauren discusses her recent trip to Japan and her decision to try being vegan. Deciding to be Vegan (00:01:06) Lauren explains her decision to try being vegan and the reasons behind it. Comedy in Japan and Upcoming Shows (00:01:53) Lauren shares her experience doing comedy in Japan and her anxiety about upcoming tour dates for the Misfit Variety Show. Decision-Making Exercise (00:03:00) Lauren introduces a decision-making exercise and encourages listeners to think about their creativity and decision-making processes. Introduction of Andy J. Pizza (00:03:53) Lauren introduces Andy J. Pizza, praises his podcast, and expresses excitement about the upcoming interview. Andy J. Pizza's Name (00:04:45) Andy explains the origin of his pseudonym "Pizza" and shares his fondness for pizza. Andy's Location and Love for Pizza (00:07:00) Andy discusses his location in Columbus, Ohio, and his love for all types of pizza. Andy's Work and Passion for Storytelling (00:08:51) Andy describes his work as primarily focused on storytelling through illustration, authoring kids' books, and podcasting. Pivoting and Project-Based Commitment (00:10:11) Andy discusses his approach to making pivots in his career and the importance of project-based commitment in exploring new endeavors. Reacting to Project Outcomes (00:15:41) Andy shares his emotional reactions to project outcomes, emphasizing the personal progress achieved through exploration. Traction for Daily Drawing Project (00:18:42) Andy reflects on the time it took to see traction for his daily drawing project and the personal development goals associated with the project. Project Reflection (00:18:45) Andy reflects on the impact of a project on his creative style and the realization it brought about. Invisible Things (00:19:55) The creation and success of the "Invisible Things" project, leading to a best-selling book and its influence on the Andy’s work. Creative Pivots (00:20:54) Andy discusses the evolution of his illustration practice, the launch of a podcast, and the challenges of breaking into kids' books. Pitching and Persistence (00:21:59) Andy’s struggles with pitching ideas and the eventual breakthrough through a social media post. Drawing Invisible Things (00:23:03) The concept of drawing invisible things and Andy’s journey in finding inspiration and patterns in his work. Active Imagination (00:26:49)

Duration:01:04:18

Misfits Makin’ It – Writing Your Own Ticket w/ Grace Edwards (Insecure)

12/22/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this podcast episode Lauren interviews Grace Edwards. Edwards shares her journey from acting to writing, emphasizing the empowerment and creative control she found in the latter. She discusses her experiences in the entertainment industry, the importance of being a team player, and her current projects. Grace also talked being specific about one's goals, and her approach to comedy writing. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH GRACE EDWARDS Twitter: @gracyact Instagram/Threads: @gracyact CONNECT WITH THE MULTITUDES PODCAST (OUR PODCAST FRIEND SHOUTOUT) www.multitudespodcast.com Instagram: @multitudes.podcast CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI Big Decisions and Moving On (00:00:00) Lauren talks about making big decisions and moving on from spaces that don't appreciate misfits. Clear about What You Want (00:01:06) Lauren emphasizes the importance of being clear about what you want and going after it. Grace Edwards' Journey (00:03:30) Grace Edwards shares her journey from wanting to be an actress to becoming a writer, including her experiences at NYU and Columbia University. The empowerment of writing (00:09:33) Grace discusses how writing allows her to have more control over her career and create stories about underrepresented identities. The power of being a writer (00:10:39) Grace explains how being a writer gives her the ability to affect change, create jobs, and have more power in the creation of TV shows and movies. The value of life experience for creatives (00:13:02) Grace and Lauren discuss how life experience, such as being a teacher or having various backgrounds, can benefit writers and actors in their creative work. Becoming Indispensable at Your Job (00:19:40) Advice on getting into the entertainment industry through agencies and making yourself indispensable at your job. The Importance of Being Nice (00:20:54) The significance of being nice and pleasant to work with in the entertainment industry. Knowing What You Want and Communicating It (00:25:48) The importance of knowing what kind of work you want to do and communicating it to your representatives in order to find the right opportunities. The moment of returning to acting (00:29:47) Grace discusses her love for acting and her plans to return to it, including working on a short film project. The challenge of acting and the magic of being in the moment (00:33:12) Grace talks about the challenges of acting and the importance of being fully present and listening to the other person on set. The journey of an artist and overcoming doubts (00:35:08) Grace reflects on her unconventional path as an artist, the doubts she faced, and the importance of staying true to herself and her vision. The voice inside (00:38:53) Discussion about listening to one's inner voice, ignoring societal limitations, and finding motivation to pursue goals. Synchronicity and signs (00:39:19) Exploration of the concept of synchronicity and the importance of recognizing signs and opportunities in life. Manifestation and visualization (00:40:54) Belief in the power of manifestation, being specific about goals, and using techniques like vision boards and morning mindset to visualize desired outcomes. The Character First (00:47:35)

Duration:00:57:09

Misfits Makin’ It – Everywhere IS Queer w/ Charlie Sprinkman

12/14/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this podcast episode Lauren interviews Charlie Sprinkman, founder of Everywhere is Queer. The platform is a worldwide map of queer-owned businesses and queer-serving organizations. Brinkman discusses the growth of the platform, how businesses are added, and his vision for its future. He shares his journey to create Everywhere is Queer, he also shares his personal experiences of living in queer-friendly cities, the challenges of finding queer spaces in rural America, and his admiration for queer-owned businesses. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH CHARLIE SPRINKMAN www.everywhereisqueer.com Instagram: @everywhereisqueer and @csprinkman CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI The idea for Everywhere is Queer (00:05:33) Charlie Sprinkman discusses the inspiration behind Everywhere is Queer and how the idea came to be while volunteering at a queer youth leadership camp. Launching Everywhere is Queer (00:07:42) Charlie Sprinkmann talks about the process of launching Everywhere is Queer and the support he received from friends and community. Seeking businesses for Everywhere is Queer (00:04:49) Charlie Sprinkman explains how businesses are added to Everywhere is Queer and the importance of their consent to be included on the platform. The creation of the map (00:08:44) Charlie Sprinkman discusses how he started creating the map using Google My Maps and the challenges he faced in the beginning. Receiving media coverage (00:09:20) Charlie Sprinkman talks about the media coverage Everywhere is Queer received, including articles on NBC and The Skim, and being recognized as one of 30 queer trailblazers. Building community and receiving messages (00:12:26) Charlie Sprinkman shares the impact of Everywhere is Queer on people's lives, including messages from individuals around the world who feel inspired and less alone because of the resource. The growth of Everywhere is Queer (00:18:14) Charlie Sprinkman discusses the recent growth of Everywhere is Queer, with 550 new organizations joining the map in just four days. Expansion of Everywhere is Queer beyond LA and New York (00:18:51) The conversation touches on the expansion of Everywhere is Queer to rural areas in the United States and around the world. Future plans for Everywhere is Queer (00:21:42) Charlie Sprinkman discusses his vision for the future of Everywhere is Queer, including the possibility of building a team and creating a physical office space. Queer-owned businesses and their inclusivity (00:26:26) Discussion on the inclusivity of queer-owned businesses and their care for the community and customers. Supportive community in rural America (00:27:24) Highlighting the support and resilience of the community in rural America, with a specific example of a coffee shop in Bend, Oregon. Challenges of finding queer-owned spaces (00:29:27) The difficulties of finding queer-owned spaces through common search methods and the inspiration behind creating Everywhere is Queer. The queer community in Portland (00:35:27) Charlie Sprinkman talks about the vibrant queer community in Portland and how the entire city feels inclusive and welcoming to queer individuals. San Francisco's changing queer scene (00:36:23)

Duration:00:44:36

Misfits Makin’ It – Koala STDs and Drunk-Parent Trampolines w/ Friend of the Pod’s William Boyd and Connor Dariol

11/29/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this podcast episode Lauren interviews Australian comedians William Boyd and Connor Dariol. They discuss their experiences as comedians in Melbourne, Australia, and share anecdotes about their lives. The conversation also touches on more serious topics such as family dynamics, coming out, and the importance of support and acceptance. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH WILLIAM BOYD AND CONNOR DARIOL’S FRIEND OF THE POD Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/friend-of-the-pod/id1624642407 CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI The iPhone Generation (00:01:13) Discussion about the younger generation growing up with iPhones and not being able to imagine a world without them. Misfit Melodrama (00:03:29) Introduction to the Misfit Melodrama episodes where comedians riff on audience-submitted stories, making fun of themselves. Weirdos in Melbourne (00:06:40) Conversation about the weirdos in Melbourne, distinguishing between good weirdos who monetize their weirdness and bad weirdos who don't. The secret dad baby (00:12:55) Discussion about a recently discovered secret adoption within the family and the emotions surrounding it. Family drama country (00:14:48) Exploring a family's complicated dynamics and the challenges that come with divorce and new relationships. Coming out at a family reunion (00:16:02) Questioning the appropriateness of coming out in a potentially hostile environment and the importance of support from loved ones. Jumping on Dad (00:23:43) A listener shares a childhood memory of jumping on their drunk dad like a trampoline, and the hosts discuss drinking habits in Australia. Coming Out Stories (00:18:04) The hosts discuss their experiences and reactions to people coming out as queer, emphasizing the importance of finding joy and celebration in the process. Caramello Koala Trick (00:22:43) One of the hosts shares a funny childhood story of their mom secretly hiding painkillers inside a chocolate treat called Caramello Koala. Jumping on Six Kids (00:24:44) Discussion about kids jumping on each other and the potential injuries they could sustain. Drinking Martinis (00:25:39) Conversation about the effects of drinking martinis and finding the right balance to maintain wit and coherence. Living in Boca Raton (00:26:26) Mention of living in Boca Raton, Florida and the community's use of golf carts, including a drug dealer who rides around with drugs.

Duration:00:28:43

Misfits Makin’ It – BRINGING CREATIVITY TO PRODUCING W/ JARED IAN GOLDMAN (RUSSIAN DOLL)

11/15/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this podcast episode Lauren interviews film and television producer Jared Ian Goldman. They discuss his journey from doing street marketing to becoming a producer, the creative process, and the importance of understanding the business side of the arts. Goldman emphasizes the need for adaptability, community, and embracing failure in the industry. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH JARED IAN GOLDMAN https://www.mightyengine.net/ CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI The creative process and being brave in failing (00:03:43) Jared and Lauren discuss the creative process, the importance of being brave in failing, and how failure is a part of the artistic journey. Growing up in Long Island and being exposed to art (00:04:44) Jared talks about growing up in Long Island, being surrounded by artsy people, and his early experiences with music and concerts. Expressing oneself and being reliable (00:08:23) Jared and Lauren talk about the importance of expressing oneself, the influence of different cultures and art forms, and how Jared's parents trusted him to explore his interests and be reliable. The street marketing experience (00:11:50) Jared talks about his experience doing street marketing for bands, putting up posters and interacting with people on the street. Discovering the similarities between movies and music (00:13:20) Jared discusses how he realized that movies and music are similar in terms of storytelling and emotional impact. The role of a producer (00:17:32) Jared explains the role of a producer in creating a harmonious space for the director or showrunner to achieve their vision, and being responsible for the creative and financial integrity of the project. The creative process and passing the baton (00:19:31) Discussion about the producer's role in the creative process and the satisfaction of watching a project come to life. The artistic and business aspects of producing (00:20:04) Exploration of the artistic and creative elements of producing, as well as the importance of understanding the business side. The importance of storytelling and understanding the audience (00:23:32) Emphasis on the significance of storytelling in producing, knowing who the audience is, and finding a balance between commercial and artful projects. The challenges of building a community (00:29:52) The speaker discusses the importance of building a community and finding kinship in a challenging world. Adapting to changing audience preferences (00:30:37) The speaker talks about the need to be adaptable and constantly evolve in order to reach and connect with the audience. The frustration of not knowing the audience demographics (00:35:11) The speaker expresses frustration over the lack of transparency in the industry regarding audience demographics and how it affects decision-making and feedback. The importance of failure (00:40:01) The speakers discuss the value of failure and how it is a normal part of the creative process. Staying motivated and inspired (00:41:47) They talk about finding inspiration in music and the importance of being prepared for opportunities. Challenges in the film industry (00:44:57) The conversation shifts to the lack of curated movies and the struggle to find unique stories in the current film landscape.

Duration:00:50:53

Misfits Makin’ It – Challenging Conformity + the Music Industry w/ Central Flow’s Shawna Roxanne

11/2/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this podcast episode Lauren interviews Shawna Roxanne,, a member of the band Central Flow. They discuss the band's formation, their creative process, and the pressure to conform to popular music genres. Shawna shares the band's commitment to authenticity and the importance of not being boxed into a specific category. They also discuss their indigenous heritage and how it influences their music. Shawna opens up about their journey in the music industry and the importance of staying true to oneself. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH SHAWNA ROXANNE AND CENTRAL FLOW MUSIC: www.centralflowmusic.com Instagram: @centralflowmusic, @shawnaroxanne, @adamstasik And all streaming platforms! CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI The formation of Central Flow (00:01:13) Shawna Roxanne discusses how Central Flow started in Dallas, Texas and how she connected with Adam, the guitarist and bass player. Central Flow's organic songwriting process (00:03:31) Shawna Roxanne talks about how the band came up with their songs, starting with their single "Home," and how their collaboration has been organic. The pressure to conform to pop music (00:06:56) Shawna Roxanne shares her experience of feeling pressure to conform to a pop music style and how she found freedom and acceptance in the rock genre. Pressure to Conform (00:07:56) Shawna Roxanne discusses feeling pressure to conform to the popular pop music genre and the struggle to stay true to their own style. Being Complicated in the Performance Space (00:09:08) Shawna Roxanne shares her experience of being pushed to fit a certain image and how it can be challenging for women who are complicated in the performance space. Creating Central Flow's Sound (00:13:26) Shawna Roxanne talks about the process of creating the sound for Central Flow, including their influences and the collaborative jamming sessions that led to their songs. The magic of music (00:15:59) Lauren and Shawna Roxanne discuss the magical aspect of music and how musicians get into a flow state while playing their instruments. Rehearsing in a flow state (00:17:27) Shawna Roxanne talks about how every rehearsal with Central Flow feels like a flow state, where they vibe and let the music come out naturally. Creating a spectacle on stage (00:20:55) Shawna Roxanne shares how they work hard to make their performances a spectacle, aiming to transport the audience and create a surprising and immersive experience. The band's stylist mishap (00:23:58) Shawna Roxanne talks about his outfit mishap during a performance and the stylist's attempt to make it work. The role of a music producer (00:25:09) Shawna Roxanne explains the role of a music producer in creating and shaping the sound of a track. Incorporating indigenous elements in the new album (00:26:42) Shawna Roxanne discusses incorporating indigenous sounds and chanting in the upcoming album, combining tribal elements with southern rock. The pressure to conform to a certain genre (00:34:20) Shawna Roxanne discusses how rock music allows him to be herself and express his life experiences without conforming to pop music stereotypes. The courage to perform comedy (00:36:32) Lauren and Shawna Roxanne talk about the courage it takes to perform comedy and the importance of being confident and ...

Duration:00:53:47

Misfits Makin’ It – From Mary Poppins to The Creeps w/ the Neil Gaiman of Solo Shows: Catherine Waller

10/25/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this podcast episode, Lauren speaks with Catherine Waller, creator of the solo show The Creeps. Waller discusses how she used physical theater to devise her demented masterpiece. She shares the inspiration behind her characters and the hopes she has for the audience interaction. The episode concludes with Melania Trump’s questions about art. Catherine’s responses encourage Melania to become a talent manager. Here’s your discount code for the Off Broadway run: TTCR101 HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH CATHERINE WALLER:: www.thecreepsoffbroadway.com TikTok: @TheCreepsShow Instagram @catherinewallerofficial and @thecreepsshow CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI Catherine's Solo Show "The Creeps" [00:02:15] Catherin discusses her solo show "The Creeps" and how she came up with the characters. New Zealand Upbringing [00:06:38] Catherine talks about her pleasant upbringing in New Zealand and how it influenced her work. The Genesis of "The Creeps" [00:08:50] Catherine shares how the finale of Mary Poppins on Broadway inspired the creation of "The Creeps" and the concept of something else emerging from her performance. The Joy of Clown Work [00:10:00] Discussion about the joy and fun that comes from clown work and physical improvisation. Devising The Creeps [00:10:35] Exploration of how the solo show "The Creeps" was devised through physical experimentation and the emergence of different characters. Traua and Artistic Expression [00:14:01] Exploration of personal trauma and how it filters through the artist, leading to the creation of psychologically dark and curious characters in the how. The inspiration for "Mary Poppins Takes on US Education" [00:19:31] Catherine Waller discusses how her experience teaching at different schools influenced her solo show about education. Exploring darkness and regrets in characters [00:20:44] Catherine Waller and the host discuss how characters in "The Creeps" reflect different aspects of human psychology and experiences. Discovering the black box theater and starting the residency [00:25:59] Catherine Waller talks about how she stumbled upon a black box theater in Hollywood and how she got the opportunity to use it for her artistic exploration. Catherine's first solo show [00:28:32] Catherine discusses her experience of putting together her first solo show and the audience's role in shaping it. Deciding to tour the show [00:29:16] Catherine talks about her decision to tour her solo show after a friend encouraged her to revisit it. Considring the future of "The Creeps" [00:35:13] Catherine reflects on her ambitions to work in film and screen, and ponders the future of her solo show, including the possibility of adapting it into a different medium. The uphill journey [00:38:23] Catherine Waller shares a story about meeting Rue McClanahan and how she always knew her journey would be difficult. Misfit moment [00:39:09] Catherine Waller iscusses the moment she realized the traditional life was not for her, and her aspirations of becoming a famous actress. Misfit inspirtion [00:40:40] Catherin Waller talks about how she deals with being in the dumps, including going to the gym, having chats with loved ones, and reflecting on herself.

Duration:00:52:32

Misfits Makin’ It – Rabbits, Strip Clubs, and Flights Gone Wrong w/ Cindy Arena

10/19/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this podcast "Misfit Melodrama"mini-episode, comedians Lauren LoGiudice and Cindy Arena humorously discuss crazy family and misfit stories submitted by listeners. They also share their personal experiences, touching on generational differences and media manipulation. Cindy shares her experience on a flight that recently went viral.They end the episode by sharing fun facts about their families. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH CINDY ARENA TikTok/Instagram/Facebook: @cindyarenacomedy CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI Misfit Melodrama with Cindy Arena [00:02:44] Introduction to the Misfit Melodrama segment with comedian Cindy Arena. Degenerate Boomer Podcast [00:03:20] Cindy Arena talks about her podcast, Degenerate Boomer, where comedians discuss telling jokes to different generations. Gen Z and the Future [00:07:11] Discussion about the importance of Gen Z in saving the world and their awareness of media manipulation. The Martini Parliaments [00:08:43] Lauren and Cindy discuss their different approaches to aging and the lifestyle of being older. Crazy Family Experiences [00:09:00] Lauren and Cindy share listener-submitted stories of their craziest or most unforgettable family experiences. Eating Grandma's Sauce [00:12:05] Lauren and Cindy discuss the bizarre practice of their Italian grandmother secretly adding squirrel and raccoon meat to their Sunday sauce. The viral video incident [00:15:54] Cindy shares a story about a viral video where a woman refused to switch seats so a mother could sit with her children on a flight. Cindy's experience on a flight [00:16:52] Cindy shares her own experience from 20 years ago when she was flying with her two small children and a woman refused to switch seats with her. The humor in the situation [00:18:28] Cindy and Lauren discuss the humorous side of the story and how some people didn't understand the humor in Cindy's reaction video on TikTok.

Duration:00:23:38

Misfits Makin’ It – Directing Commercials and Expanding the Boundaries of Your Artistic Practice w/ Shelley Lewis

10/12/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com In this podcast episode, Lauren speaks with director Shelley Lewis about her journey in the advertising industry. Shelley's story highlights her resilience and determination to create to the highest level, pushing boundaries at every stage. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH Shelley LEWIS: www.Shelleylewisfilms.com For work contacts: United States: www.magneticfield.tv Canada: www.suneeva.com Europe: www.i-c.tv CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI Lauren's Wedding Experience [00:00:20] Lauren discusses her experiences at a wedding and reflects on unresolved anger and comfort in reconnecting with old acquaintances. Podcast Shout Out [00:02:10] Lauren promotes the podcast "What's It Like to Podcast?" and highlights the interesting conversations with people who have gone through challenging experiences. Supporting Green Cramp Educational NGO [00:03:20] Lauren shares information about the organization's work in raising awareness on environmental protection, human rights, culture, and innovation, and mentions the option to donate via Venmo. Transitioning to Advertising [00:08:10] The speaker discusses their start in advertising as an art director and their desire to do non-traditional advertising. Creating a Controversial Tampon Ad [00:09:15] The speaker shares their experience of creating an unconventional tampon ad that sparked conversation and controversy. Challenges as a Female Director [00:12:45] The speaker talks about facing obstacles and discrimination as a female director in the advertising industry. Launching the reel and working remotely on a tour bus [00:16:02] Shelley discusses how she put together her reel and worked remotely on a tour bus while dating a guy in a band. Challenges and sacrifices during the launch [00:17:08] Shelley talks about the financial challenges and sacrifices she had to make during the launch of her career as a director. Curating work as a female director [00:21:18] Shelley explains how she curated her work to come across as male and kept her identity hidden as a female director. The influence of family and humor [00:23:20] The speaker discusses how her family's playful nature and her grandfather's treatment of her as a person, rather than just a girl, influenced her sense of humor. Influences from Bill Murray films and comedy in advertising [00:24:24] The speaker talks about how watching Bill Murray films and working in advertising shaped her comedic style and the challenges she faced as a woman in comedy. Finding inspiration through art and film [00:26:03] The speaker shares her philosophy of seeking inspiration through art galleries, gritty locations, and trips, as well as her habit of watching random movies to expand her film language knowledge. The influence of art forms on creativity [00:31:39] The speakers discuss the importance of seeking inspiration from different art forms to avoid recycling ideas within one's genre. Advertising's potential for cultural impact [00:31:58] The conversation explores how advertising, when done right, can create change and impact culture. Working towards equality and representation in advertising [00:32:30] The guest talks about her focus on female stories and representing diversity in her work, as well as her efforts to promote equality and ...

Duration:00:55:45

Misfits Makin’ It – Clowns, Anarchists, And The Male Idiot w/ Richard Kimberley

10/4/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com This episode features Richard Kimberley and we talk about a clown teacher and performer, who shares his journey of self-learning circus skills and discovering the world of clowning. They discuss his adventurous travel and his transition into becoming a professional performer. They also discuss Richard's work with men in his clown workshop and the importance of self-reflection and healing. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH RICHARD KIMBERLEY: www.fromtheplayns.com CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI Misfit Variety Show in DC [00:00:20] Lauren Logitech talks about bringing the Misfit Variety Show to DC and the success of the performance. Upcoming Family Wedding [00:01:14] Lauren Logitech discusses her nervousness about attending a family wedding where some family members have been unsupportive of her queer identity. Interview with Richard Kimble [00:04:35] Lauren Logitech introduces Richard Kimble, a clown teacher and performer, and discusses his adventurous life and experiences with bicycle travel. Learning circus skills and discovering clown [00:08:02] The speaker talks about how they self-taught themselves circus skills, including juggling and contact juggling, and their discovery of clown through a workshop. Biking as a means of travel and performing [00:09:40] The speaker discusses their preference for biking as a mode of transportation and how it influenced their lifestyle, including cheap accommodation and street performing. Finding rhythm and presence through travel [00:11:30] The speaker reflects on how their rhythm in life changed during their travels, experiencing a super chill and present time without time pressure, which eventually led to their discovery of clown. Becoming an actor [00:14:13] The speaker discusses their journey of discovering their passion for acting and their decision to pursue it full-time. Transition to professional performing [00:15:05] The speaker talks about their transition from casual performing to performing professionally with a company. Creating the show "Barada Street" [00:17:30] The speaker discusses the process of creating and performing their show "Barada Street" and how it evolved over the years. Living in a commune [00:20:55] Discussion about living in a commune for six years and then relocating to Austria. Gestalt therapy and clown work [00:22:00] Explanation of gestalt therapy and how it is combined with clown work in a workshop called "The Male Idiot." Reflecting on masculinity [00:26:24] Exploration of somatic approaches to masculinity and the workshop's focus on reflecting on one's relationship with masculinity. The Male Idiot Workshop [00:27:20] Richard Kimble discusses his interest in opening his clown workshop to other circles and working in prisons. Emasculating Men through Clowning [00:29:43] Lauren Logitech talks about how she emasculates men through her clown performances, specifically by asking them awkward questions about their bodies and processes. Realizing the Misfit Moment [00:33:20] Richard Kimble shares the defining moment when he realized he needed to break away from the traditional path and go traveling for a year. Meeting the cycling circus people [00:35:09] The speaker discusses meeting a group of independent artists and musicians who were part of a cycling ...

Duration:00:54:40

Misfits Makin’ It – Guilt and Polyamory w/ Andy Weld and Shoa Tavassoli of Bad Medicine Comedy

9/27/2023
SHOW NOTES: Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at www.laurenlogiudice.com. This is a MISFIT MELODRAMA mini-episode. Listeners and audience members write in with their crazy family stories and Lauren meets with fellow comedians to riff…on themselves. To submit your story leave a voicemail at 646-WANG-0-X-1 or go to www.laurenlogiudice.com/podcast. This episode features Andy Weld and Shoa Tavassoli of Bad Medicine Comedy. We riff on how guilt related to our cultural backgrounds,the concept of WASP heritage, holding grudges, and polyamory. Washington D.C. locals – Bad Medicine Comedy is joining the Misfit Variety Show in DC on September 30th! Tickets at: tinyurl.com/misfit-DC-23. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you or your friends. Make it happen by reaching out to inthemidstprod@gmail.com. CONNECT WITH ANDY WELD AND SHOA TAVASSOLI OF BAD MEDICINE COMEDY: https://badmedicinecomedy.com/ Instagram: @bedmedicinedc CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI Jumping over a passed out father [00:05:23] Discussion about the entertainment value and possible motivations behind jumping over a passed out father on the front lawn. Bluey, the TV show [00:06:33] Conversation about the Australian children's show Bluey, where the dog dad plays dead and the kids jump over him. Different perspectives on the father's behavior [00:07:28] Discussion about the cynicism and entertainment value of the father's actions, with contrasting views on whether it's a good or bad thing. Lauren's Discovery [00:09:38] Lauren learns that she is actually of WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) heritage, despite growing up thinking she was Italian. The Wasp Culture [00:10:39] The group discusses the characteristics and stereotypes associated with the WASP culture, including boat shoes, loafers, and seersucker. Guilt and Emotions [00:15:29] The conversation shifts to the topic of guilt, its value in society, and how to handle negative emotions without spiraling into despair. Vendettas against three-year-olds [00:17:42] Discussion about getting mad at other three-year-olds and suppressing emotions. Catfishing a 13-year-old [00:18:46] Talking about a mom who catfished a 13-year-old due to a past incident and the importance of not doing such things. Polyamory and family reactions [00:21:12] Conversation about being polyamorous, family reactions, and a mother's question about dating women. Thank you to everyone who has made this podcast possible [00:25:53] Acknowledgment of the people who have contributed to the podcast's production. Thank you to my fellow misfits that help support us [00:25:53] Expression of gratitude towards the fellow members of the podcast team for their support. The preceding was a presentation of the Radio Misfits Podcast Network [00:26:12] Acknowledgment of the podcast network that hosts the show and where other great shows can be found.

Duration:00:26:48

Misfits Makin’ It – Soggy Cannoli and Drunk Pet Singing w/ Elizabeth Kemp and Bethany Stokes of Bad Medicine Comedy

9/21/2023
Misfits Makin’ It is the podcast component of the misfit comedy shows produced by Lauren LoGiudice. Show dates and info at laurenlogiudice.com. This is the first MISFIT MELODRAMA mini-episode. Listeners and audience members write in with their crazy family stories and Lauren meets with fellow comedians to riff…on themselves. To submit your story leave a voicemail at 646-WANG-0-X-1 or go to laurenlogiudice.com/podcast. This episode features Elizabeth Kemp and Bethany Stokes of Bad Medicine Comedy. We talk about getting drunk (or not) with our families and how one of us drunk-sings to their pets. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you and your friends. Reach out at inthemidstprod@gmail.com to make it happen. CONNECT WITH BETHANY STOKES AND ELIZABETH KEMP OF BAD MEDICINE COMEDY: https://badmedicinecomedy.com/ Instagram: @bedmedicinedc CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AI The discovery of a biological father [00:04:48] A listener shares their experience of finding out that their biological father is not who they thought. Uncovering family secrets through ancestry.com [00:05:02] The hosts discuss how people can uncover family secrets through ancestry.com and other means. Getting pooped on by a bird [00:08:10] One of the guests shares a funny story of getting bird poop on them while biking through DC. Drinking with Siblings [00:10:18] Discussion about getting drunk with siblings at family parties and the fights that often occur. Serenading Pets while Drunk [00:11:21] Elizabeth shares a story of getting drunk and singing to her pets, specifically a rendition of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball." Mormon Alcohol-Free Cruise [00:15:19] Discussion about a mormon family going on an alcohol-free cruise and the challenges of not having tropical cocktails. The first timestamp's title [00:18:12] Discussion about drinking habits The second timestamp's title [00:18:49] Talk about having a glass of wine a day and occasional wild nights. The third timestamp's title [00:19:24] Conversation about the lack of diversity in Italian food in the Midwest.

Duration:00:22:49

Misfits Makin’ It – Living Drag Fabulous w/ Kevin Aviance

9/13/2023
In this episode, drag queen and artist Kevin Aviance discusses his life in art. He reflects on the impact of his music and his journey of self-discovery and resilience, including his decision to move to Florida after a hate crime incident. He emphasizes the importance of forgiveness, personal growth, and embracing new experiences. The conversation also touches on the challenges of being an artist, the importance of human connection, and the changing dynamics of the world. [Ep1] HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Rate and review: Misfits like hearing from other misfits. Tell a friend: Misfits trust other misfits to tell them what’s good. Sponsor a podcast: Affordable for individuals and makes the perfect gift. Support this art directly with a podcast that’s custom-tailored to you and your friends. Reach out at inthemidstprod@gmail.com to make it happen. CONNECT WITH KEVIN AVIANCE: Instagram: @kevinavianceofficial Website: www.thekevinaviance.com/ CONNECT WITH LAUREN LOGIUDICE: Instagram: @laurenlogi Twitter/TikTok/Threads: @laurenlogi Website: www.laurenlogiudice.com TIMESTAMPS OF THE CONVERSATION Kevin Aviance's Introduction [00:00:02] Kevin Aviance's introduction as a drag queen and artist and the impact of his music in New York City. Reflecting on Popularity and Music [00:00:53] Kevin Aviance discusses the difference between putting out music and knowing how popular it is, and the challenges with management. Reconnecting with Daniel Resnick [00:01:58] Kevin Aviance talks about reconnecting with Daniel Resnick, a friend from high school, and their mutual friend Beth. The purpose of doing black hair in Florida [00:09:34] Kevin talks about how working in a black salon doing black hair gave him a sense of purpose and helped him come back to himself. Getting hip surgery in New York [00:10:24] Kevin discusses how he had to go back to New York to get his hip surgery done due to insurance issues and the wear and tear on his hips from wearing stiletto heels. The importance of doing the work and being consistent [00:15:27] Kevin emphasizes the importance of doing the work, being consistent, and not worrying about what others have to say. He also talks about accepting aging and not having a handbook for navigating life as an older gay man. The struggle of continuing as an artist [00:18:24] Kevin Aviance discusses the pressure to quit as an artist as people drop off over the years. Being misunderstood as an artist [00:19:57] Kevin Aviance talks about dealing with being misunderstood and the importance of human connection. Challenges of putting out complex art [00:23:06] Kevin Aviance expresses frustration with the lack of complexity and depth in art being put out online. Misfit moment: March on Washington [00:32:56] Kevin Aviance recalls a misfit moment during the March on Washington, where he jumped off the stage and performed while walking down Constitution Avenue. Performing at the stadium in Montreal [00:34:06] Kevin Aviance talks about performing multiple times at the stadium in Montreal for the Black and Blue event, which was a unique experience for him. Dealing with artist depression [00:36:46] Kevin Aviance discusses the depression that follows a high-energy performance and how he copes by immersing himself in other forms of art and creative activities. Kevin's wild partying days [00:38:49] Discussion about the wild partying and irresponsible behavior of Kevin and his friends during their younger days. The impact of smartphones on behavior [00:39:30] Exploring how the presence of smartphones and the ability to document everything has made people more responsible and less messy. Living in the moment [00:43:33] Reflecting on how life is a series of moments and experiences, and how history is made in the day-to-day living.

Duration:00:49:38

Misfits Makin’ It – Trailer

9/4/2023
With a penchant for irreverently heartwarming humor, comedian Lauren LoGiudice ("fierce" -NYT) thoughtfully interviews fellow misfits. You'll meet creatives from SNL, Netflix, Late Nite, Comedy Central, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair - and more!, as well as indie musicians, comedians, writers, artists, and entrepreneurs. What we have in common: we're oddballs and we're doing cool stuff. To submit your stories for our Misfit Melodrama mini-episodes leave a voicemail at 646-WANG-0-X1 (646-926-4091)‬ or send a written version via www.laurenlogiudice.com/podcast

Duration:00:02:56