• ‘Corporate’ co-creators Jake Weisman, Matt Ingebretson, & Pat Bishop on collaborations and quitting comed

    The comedic trio behind the Comedy Central satire ‘Corporate’ met doing standup in LA, and just finished shooting Season 2 of their hit show. In this interview, these funny fellas compare writing to boxing, explain the differences between good and bad standup routines, and advise fans to give up on their dreams of working in comedy. No, seriously.

    30m - Jul 18, 2018
  • Arrow’s Emily Bett Rickards on playing with dolls and TV vs theatre acting

    Emily Bett Rickards is an actress, yoga teacher, and dog lover, best known for her portrayal of Felicity Smoak on the CW show “Arrow”. In this interview, she compares best practices for television acting to acting in theatre, talks about why she’s wary of #Olicity fan art, shares why her action figure has 4 hands, and discusses her role in “Reborning” - a play about realistic-looking baby dolls…

    29m - Jun 21, 2018
  • Professional storytelling advice from Pixar and ‘Incredibles 2’

    As a story artist and supervisor for Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’, ‘Wall-E’, and ‘Incredibles 2’, Ted Mathot knows a few things about storytelling. In this interview, he tells us the elements of a good story, how they choose which films to make, and how to get a job at Pixar. His best career advice? “Make it personal, but don’t take it personally.”

    21m - Jun 14, 2018
  • Margaret Cho on inciting social and political change with comedy

    Margaret Cho is one of the most well-known female comics in the world, and isn’t afraid to make controversial jokes. In this interview, she discusses the importance of voicing your opinion, expressing your outrage, and using your talent to improve the world.

    This episode was made possible with the support of The Whistler Pride & Ski Festival. Visit gaywhistler.com for more info.

    20m - Jun 6, 2018
  • Kathy Griffin on Making a Comeback with Zero Support

    Controversial comedian Kathy Griffin holds the Guinness World Record for most televised stand-up specials… but she’s also known for a very polarizing photo. In this interview, she delves into a candid discussion about the past year of her life, which of her celebrity friends supported her (and which ones turned their backs), and how she’s making her comeback with zero support and zero f*cks left to give.

    46m - May 30, 2018
  • Sasheer Zamata on 'SNL' and the Anatomy of a Good Joke

    As an alumna of both UCB and SNL, Sasheer Zamata knows a thing or two about comedy. In this interview, she shares what she learned from the writing room of ‘Saturday Night Live’, her tips for auditioning, and her worst audience experience EVER.

    32m - May 25, 2018
  • Jordan Connor and Drew Ray Tanner on Auditioning for 'Riverdale'

    Drew and Jordan are BFFs on and off screen. In this interview, they share which characters they originally auditioned for, how they feed their creativity, and what to do when you hit rock bottom.

    35m - May 16, 2018
  • Comedian Brent Butt on Corner Gas Animated and How to Be Funny

    Brent Butt is an award-winning Canadian comedian, best known for co-creating and starring in “Corner Gas”: the 6 season series, the feature film, and now the 13-episode animated reboot. In this interview, Brent shares stories about the creation of “Corner Gas Animated”, teeth implants, and what it takes to be successful in comedy. His advice? “Be hilarious”.

    49m - May 10, 2018
  • Singer/Songwriter Aloe Blacc on America's Musical Journey

    Aloe Blacc is an singer, songwriter, and producer, actor, best known for his singles “I Need a Dollar”, “performing vocals on Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”, which topped the charts in 22 countries, and has almost 1.5 BILLION views on Youtube.


    In the IMAX film “America’s Musical Journey”, narrated by Morgan Freeman, we follow Aloe Blacc through the history and cultural influences of American music. In this interview, we discuss Aloe’s own musical inspirations, how losing his job in the recession paved he way for his music career, how he saves all his ideas. process for songwriting, and who and what he thinks really controls the music industry.

    21m - May 2, 2018
  • Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers 2) on Weed and Techniques for Better Writing and Directing

    Ahead of the release of Super Troopers 2, director and star Jay Chandrasekhar sits down with us to talk about his debut in an arguably Indian take on BRIGADOON; how marijuana helps him write better, the way he gets in focus mode for better writing; cultural appropriation; turning down $2 million and Ben Affleck; lessons on directing; dealing with actors; and how to get going in the industry when you are just getting started.

    Daily Hive and Fox Searchlight Pictures want to send you and a guest to the advance screening of #SUPERTROOPERS2. If you live in #Toronto, #Vancouver or #Calgary, enter win passes to the screening on Wed. April 18th by RATING AND SUBMITTING A REVIEW TO THIS PODCAST by Tuesday April 17th at 11:59pm PST, and tagging @zainmeghji on any social platform to let him know to check out your review!

     #SUPERTROOPERS2 is in theatres 4.20!

    Good luck and enter meow!

    47m - Apr 17, 2018
  • Shea Couleé on the Business of Being a Drag Queen

    Shea Couleé was in the Top 4 of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race. In this episode she emphasizes the importance of branding, developing your own merchandise, taking control of your music career and how to get a tight tuck. All the things you need to know about leading a successful career as a Drag Queen. 

    37m - Apr 11, 2018
  • Matt Damon & Gary White on Brand Collaborations and Using Your Influence as a Voice for Others

    Co-founders of water.org Matt Damon and Gary White discuss the importance of using your platform to make a difference, the power of collaboration, and how Matt and Ben Affleck are implementing inclusion riders to evoke change.

    10m - Apr 6, 2018
  • Nathalie Boltt on Lady Parts, Afterlife, and Creating Your Own Opportunities

    Nathalie Boltt (aka the villainous Penelope Blossom on 'Riverdale') talks about why it's important to create your own content, and her experiences as a writer, director, producer, and actress - from voice work on a children's TV show to a short film called "Vajazzle".

    38m - Apr 3, 2018
  • Lauren Lee Smith on Guillermo del Toro and The Shape of Water

    Lauren Lee Smith, star of CBC's 'Frankie Drake Mysteries', tells us how Guillermo del Toro cast her for 'The Shape of Water' without an audition, and what it was like to work on this film. We delve into the path of her acting career and try to solve some Modern Day Mysteries.

    46m - Mar 29, 2018
  • The Ryan & Amy Show on Comedic Hustle and Creating Through Collaboration

    Comedians Ryan and Amy discuss using social media, juggling family and a comedy career, and networking and building relationships in the industry. Other topics include the pitfalls of drinking on stage, why "Superfudge" is Ryan's favourite book, and a secret sketch about anuses.

    35m - Mar 29, 2018
  • An Introduction to Chaotic Creative

    Host Zain Meghji introduces this interview series where we connect with artists in the entertainment industry about their creative career in the face of internal and external challenges. 

    3m - Mar 29, 2018
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