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Hey, I’m Amanda Pereira. I’m an actor, comedian, and creator based out of Toronto, Canada, and I get stuck in my head. A lot. I put a lot of pressure on myself, and if I can’t do something perfectly I don’t do it at all. I’ve wanted to start this podcast for years and I rewrote this description too many times to count. Admitting that feels scary because now I’m wondering if you’re surprised that I settled on this as the final product. See what I mean?



But I’m really tired of trying to be perfect and constantly doubting myself. Like, I need a nap. It’s makes me withdraw from the people around me and it feels impossible to make new friends. When I meet people, I’m so focused on only showing the parts of myself that I think they would like, that I might as well not even be there. This imposter syndrome is even worse when I’m around fellow actors and artists, which leaves me feeling disconnected, like I “know” a ton of people in the acting and comedy community, without really knowing them at all. And damn does that ever feel lonely.



But this year I’m turning 30 years old, and enough is enough! Enter: The Liquid Courage Podcast…



Each week I will sit down with a different woman in the entertainment industry that I admire, that up until now I’ve felt inferior to and flawed in comparison, and finally have a truthful, one-on-one, candid conversation with them. Sound intimidating? Uh, yeah! So, in each episode my guest and I will enjoy their favourite drink (some liquid courage!) to help me get out of my head and finally ask these women the questions I’ve always wanted to.

The Liquid Courage Podcast Amanda Pereira

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Hey, I’m Amanda Pereira. I’m an actor, comedian, and creator based out of Toronto, Canada, and I get stuck in my head. A lot. I put a lot of pressure on myself, and if I can’t do something perfectly I don’t do it at all. I’ve wanted to start this podcast for years and I rewrote this description too many times to count. Admitting that feels scary because now I’m wondering if you’re surprised that I settled on this as the final product. See what I mean?



But I’m really tired of trying to be perfect and constantly doubting myself. Like, I need a nap. It’s makes me withdraw from the people around me and it feels impossible to make new friends. When I meet people, I’m so focused on only showing the parts of myself that I think they would like, that I might as well not even be there. This imposter syndrome is even worse when I’m around fellow actors and artists, which leaves me feeling disconnected, like I “know” a ton of people in the acting and comedy community, without really knowing them at all. And damn does that ever feel lonely.



But this year I’m turning 30 years old, and enough is enough! Enter: The Liquid Courage Podcast…



Each week I will sit down with a different woman in the entertainment industry that I admire, that up until now I’ve felt inferior to and flawed in comparison, and finally have a truthful, one-on-one, candid conversation with them. Sound intimidating? Uh, yeah! So, in each episode my guest and I will enjoy their favourite drink (some liquid courage!) to help me get out of my head and finally ask these women the questions I’ve always wanted to.

    See You Next Season!

    See You Next Season!

    It is officially the end of Season 4 – thank you for a fantastic season!!
     
    Thank you to…
    …all the fantastic guests this season
    …everyone who listened and watched the show
    …everyone who submitted prompts for Never Have I Ever
    …Flying Monkeys Brewery
    …Craig Scorgie (video edit)
    …Ryan Sheedy (audio editing)
    …Liz Bragale (behind-the-scenes, superstar)
     
    While the podcast is in between seasons, here are 2 ways you can continue to support the podcast:
    1) Listen to any episodes you haven’t listened to yet – this helps the show continue to have audience engagement while on break.
    2) The biggest help – Tell people about the show! The best chance a podcast has of reaching new listeners is by word-of-mouth, so if there’s anyone you know who might like this podcast or a specific episode, it would mean so much if you would send it their way (and thank you in advance).
     
    So thank you again, take care of yourself, and see you next season! I already can’t wait :)

    • 3 min
    Ep. 60 - Evelyn Salvarinas

    Ep. 60 - Evelyn Salvarinas

    In today’s episode, Amanda drinks some Christmas tea with aura photographer and the founder of Rose Aura, Evelyn Salvarinas to discuss aura readings, energy healing, and (of course) the magical world of Bravo reality TV! Evelyn is an aura photographer and the founder of Rose Aura here in Toronto. Originally from Toronto, Evelyn studied in New York City where she earned a Masters in Fine Art History at Sotheby’s Institute. During her time in the Big Apple, she discovered the power of aura photography at the shop Magic Jewelry, and enjoyed getting her aura photographed and read as frequently as she could. When she returned home to Toronto, she searched for someone who offered film aura photography - but no one had the right camera. So, craving the healing and reflective power of readings, Evelyn set out to fill the aura photography void in Toronto. And in 2017 Rose Aura was born! Evelyn also holds a Crystal Master Certification, and uses a deep knowledge of the chakras to provide unique, informative, and comfortable mystic guidance.
     
    Looking for more of The Liquid Courage Podcast?
    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast
    TikTok: @liquidcouragepodcast
    YouTube Video Episodes & more!
    Reach out at www.liquidcouragepodcast.com
     
    Host - Amanda Pereira: IG @hotcoldspicy
    Guest - Evelyn Salvarinas: IG @roseaura.ca

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Never Have I Ever - Ep 10 with Chelsea Larkin

    Never Have I Ever - Ep 10 with Chelsea Larkin

    In today’s episode Amanda is joined by her friend Chelsea Larkin. Chelsea is an actress, comedian, writer and singer. She is a current cast member of Second City Toronto’s touring company, she was chosen for Just For Laughs’ New Faces: Characters showcase, and her solo show “The Chels Stands Alone” has received numerous awards including The Comedy Bar and Second City Award For Outstanding Comedy Awards.
     
    Looking for more of The Liquid Courage Podcast?
    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast
    TikTok: @liquidcouragepodcast
    YouTube Video Episodes & more!
    Reach out at www.liquidcouragepodcast.com
     
    Host - Amanda Pereira: IG @hotcoldspicy
    Guest on this episode – Chelsea Larkin: IG @chelslark
     
    Listen to Chelsea Larking on The Liquid Courage Podcast
     
    Click here to submit a prompt for “Never Have I Ever”
     
    Thanks to Flying Monkeys Brewery for supplying the delicious beverages for this series!
    Drink featured in this episode: Supersonic Puppy Dreams Hard Seltzer
     
    The music used in this episode is thanks to HookSounds. Check them out for your projects too! www.hooksounds.com

    • 43 min
    Ep. 59 - Marianna Miniotis

    Ep. 59 - Marianna Miniotis

    In today’s episode, Amanda drinks some apple flavoured Crown Royal whiskey brand and content manager Marianna Miniotis to discuss podcasts (of course!), The Sonar Network, and self confidence. Marianna is the brand and content manager at The Sonar Podcast Network, based out of Toronto. After moving to Canada from Greece at the age of 6, Marianna studied Cultural Studies & Communications at McGill University and went on to study Marketing at the University of Toronto. Since the very beginning, Marianna has been a podcast enthusiast. She is the creator and writer behind Pod Creatures, a Toronto-based blog celebrating local podcasters. Her enthusiasm for podcasts led her to connect with The Sonar Network, an award-winning indie podcast network established in 2017 that has over 50 podcasts on its roster. She now works as the brand and content manager at Sonar and is a critical player in strategizing podcast releases, building partnership relationships, and increasing visibility.
     
    Looking for more of The Liquid Courage Podcast?
    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast
    TikTok: @liquidcouragepodcast
    YouTube Video Episodes & more!
    Reach out at www.liquidcouragepodcast.com
     
    Host - Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy
    Guest - Marianna Miniotis: insta @marimints
    The Sonar Network: insta @thesonarnetwork
    Listen to Amanda Pereira guest on The Artists’ Blend podcast

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Never Have I Ever - Ep 9 with Maddy Foley

    Never Have I Ever - Ep 9 with Maddy Foley

    In today’s episode Amanda is joined by her friend Maddy Foley. Maddy is a Toronto-based actor and writer. She co-hosts 30 Going on 13, a movie review podcast where two 30-year-olds discuss the formative teen films from the 1990s to 2000s, and how they ruined us. In January, you can catch her on-screen as Nat on the new CBC comedy One More Time, and keep an eye out for her comedy miniseries Meg, which is set to starting filming next month!
     
    Looking for more of The Liquid Courage Podcast?
    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast
    TikTok: @liquidcouragepodcast
    YouTube Video Episodes & more!
    Reach out at www.liquidcouragepodcast.com
     
    Host - Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy
    Guest on this episode – Maddy Foley: insta @maddalunes
     
    Click here to submit a prompt for “Never Have I Ever”
     
    Thanks to Flying Monkeys Brewery for supplying the delicious beverages for this series!
    Drink featured in this episode: Tangerine Fuzz Machine Hard Seltzer
     
    The music used in this episode is thanks to HookSounds. Check them out for your projects too! www.hooksounds.com

    • 51 min
    Ep. 58 - Rachelle Lauzon

    Ep. 58 - Rachelle Lauzon

    In today’s episode, Amanda drinks some White Claws with comedian and actor Rachelle Lauzon to discuss her stand-up career, the importance of being your own cheerleader, and astrology (obviously). Rachelle is a multi-faceted artist originally from London, Ontario who is now based in Toronto. Rachelle has performed stand-up comedy at comedy festivals including Just for Laughs Toronto, The Boston Comedy Festival, NXNE, The Blue Whale Comedy Festival and The Odd Block Festival. Last year, her stand-up was featured on Laugh After Dark: Live in Las Vegas which is available to watch on Tubi, and her debut comedy album Rachelle, Rachelle just premiered on all streaming platforms earlier this month. As an actor, Rachelle made her feature film debut in the Butler Brothers’ newest dark comedy Unfriending, which won Best International Feature Film at the 2023 International Cobb Film Festival.
     
    Looking for more of The Liquid Courage Podcast?
    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast
    TikTok: @liquidcouragepodcast
    YouTube Video Episodes & more!
    Reach out at www.liquidcouragepodcast.com
     
    Host - Amanda Pereira: IG @hotcoldspicy
    Guest - Rachelle Lauzon: IG @rachellelauzon

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

MoleyG1 ,

Great Podcast!

These podcasts are fabulous! And fun! The interviewer asks great questions that many people would be afraid to ask. And she gets some real honest answers. Well done!

These podcasts get better and better with each one that I listen to! So much fun!! Keep them up!

Alicia Carrick ,

Love that this exists

Hey Amanda! Great podcast. I've been crushing the Ann Pornel and Natalie Matcalfe episodes and am loving it. Inspiring conversations mixed in with some hilarious moments. More power to ya, girl. You are an awesome host!!

kmkajkdjkbk ,

Great listen!

Love the energy this podcast has. Amanda is genuine, funny and so real! Look forward to new episodes every Wednesday.

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