43 episodes

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 • 29 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.

    Ep. 40 - Alix Kazman

    Ep. 40 - Alix Kazman

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some cannabis tea with agent and manager Alix Kazman (Fountainhead Talent) to discuss misconceptions about being an agent, scary movie recommendations, and an allergic reaction that changed her career path. After studying theatre at Dalhousie University, Alix decided performing was not for her, but she still loved the entertainment industry. She worked in make-up and special effects for 7 years until she woke up one morning with a severe allergic reaction to, what she later found out was, a common ingredient in make-up. This abruptly ended her make-up career, forcing her to make a professional pivot. From there she worked in casting for a while before finding a home at Fountainhead Talent as a talent agent and manager. She also happens to be my agent! Does she still want to be my agent by the end of this interview? Let’s find out! lol


     


    The Liquid Courage Podcast:


    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast


    Twitter: @liquidcourage


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    Email podcastliquidcourage@gmail.com


     


    Find The Liquid Courage Podcast on Patreon! www.Patreon.com/LiquidCouragePodcast


     


    Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereira

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 39 - Shohana Sharmin

    Ep. 39 - Shohana Sharmin

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some Red Stripe Jamaican beer with writer and comedian Shohana Sharmin (Finders Grievers, Dead Parents Society) to discuss the pressure to stay relevant, toxic positivity and her podcast Finders Grievers. Shohana is an alumnae of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s Emerging Creators Unit and was a receipt of their 2020 Queer Emerging Artists Award. She is also an alumna of the Second City’s Improv and Longform Conservatories and a former Featured Player at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre. She is a producer, writer and performer behind the dark sketch comedy revue Dead Parents Society, which won the Audience Choice Award at the 2020 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. Her podcast Finders Grievers, a happy-ish podcast about sad things is an incredibly intimate and entertaining podcast on grief, and is available on The Sonar Network.


     


    The Liquid Courage Podcast:


    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast


    Twitter: @liquidcourage


    YouTube Video Episodes & more!


    Email podcastliquidcourage@gmail.com


     


    Find The Liquid Courage Podcast on Patreon! www.Patreon.com/LiquidCouragePodcast


     


    Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereira


    Shohana Sharmin: @soleahm

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Ep. 38 - Kristy LaPointe

    Ep. 38 - Kristy LaPointe

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some dirty vodka martinis (thanks Tito’s!) with screenwriter, actor Kristy LaPointe (Yoga 101, Let’s Do This, Spilling Eve) to discuss puns, the entertainment industry’s obsession with youth, and the writing process. Kristy is the writer and star behind CBC Comedy’s comedy series Yoga 101 available to watch at cbc.ca. Her first feature screenplay Let’s Do This, which she co-wrote alongside her husband Chris, was selected for the Breaking Through the Lens program, the Harold Greenberg funding, and was optioned for development! Kristy hosts her own podcast Spilling Eve, a weekly podcast that celebrates and breaks down each episode of the amazing dark comedy series Killing Eve. She also has her own plant-based food blog where she shares delicious plant-based meals that she loves to help fight f****d-up diet culture while encouraging others to do the same.


     


    The Liquid Courage Podcast:


    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast


    Twitter: @liquidcourage


    YouTube Video Episodes & more!


    Email podcastliquidcourage@gmail.com


     


    Find The Liquid Courage Podcast on Patreon! www.Patreon.com/LiquidCouragePodcast


     


    Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereira


    Kristy LaPointe: @kristylapointe


     

    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Ep. 37 - Rakhee Morzaria

    Ep. 37 - Rakhee Morzaria

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some oat milk chai lattes coke with actor, comedian Rakhee Morzaria (What We Do In The Shadows, Note To Self, Run The Burbs) to discuss hustling vs. hustle culture, the creative process, and how f****d up adolescence can be! Rakhee is the creator behind the digital series Note to Self which was nominated by both the Canadian Screen Awards and the Canadian Comedy Awards, and is currently available for stream on CBC Comedy. You can catch Rakhee performing in shows like Private Eyes, FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, The Parker-Andersons, and Tallboyz. Since recording, it was officially announced that not only was Rakhee in the writer’s room for Andrew Phung’s new TV series Run the Burbs (which we chat about in this episode) but she will also be acting right alongside Andrew as his wife in the show!


     


    *This conversation was recorded May 20th 2021


     


    The Liquid Courage Podcast:


    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast


    Twitter: @liquidcourage


    YouTube Video Episodes & more!


    Email podcastliquidcourage@gmail.com


     


    Find The Liquid Courage Podcast on Patreon! www.Patreon.com/LiquidCouragePodcast


     


    Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereira


    Rakhee Morzaria: @rakheecola on insta & twitter

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ep. 36 - Courtney Gilmour

    Ep. 36 - Courtney Gilmour

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some Malibu rum and coke with comedian Courtney Gilmour (Just for Laughs, LOL Network, Humour Resources) to discuss her experience on the road performing stand-up, her podcast Rated Ex, and we play Marry-Fuck-Kill-Date with Twilight’s Bella and Edward and Fifty Shades of Gray’s Anna and Christian. Courtney was featured in the JFL42 festival 2 years in a row, she won the JFL Homegrown festival earning her the opportunity to film her comedy set for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, and she was invited to record her comedy set for The Howie Mandel All Stars Gala airing on The CW Network. NOW Magazine named her “one of the top 10 stage artists to watch” and her solo Fringe show Congratulations! Stories of Achievement, Embarrassment, & Self-Worth debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival so successfully that the show is now in the works for becoming a published book! Courtney co-hosts the podcast My Rated Ex alongside her real life ex-boyfriend where they review and rate fictional relationships. You can catch her on-screen in Jon Dore’s new comedy Humour Resources on CBC Gem.


     


    The Liquid Courage Podcast:


    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast


    Twitter: @liquidcourage


    YouTube Video Episodes & more!


    Email podcastliquidcourage@gmail.com


     


    Find The Liquid Courage Podcast on Patreon! www.Patreon.com/LiquidCouragePodcast


     


    Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereira


    Courtney Gilmour: insta @courtneyjgilmour / twitter @courtneyugh

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Ep. 35 - Aba Amuquandoh

    Ep. 35 - Aba Amuquandoh

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some Prosecco with actor, writer, and comedian Aba Amuquandoh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Nostalgique) to discuss being the youngest cast member on This House Has 22 Minutes, how important it is to brag about yourself, oh, and we fan girl over New Girl. On-screen you can see Aba in CBC’s award-winning This Hour Has 22 Minutes - as the youngest cast member ever! She is a part of Toronto’s sketch comedy ensemble The Sketchersons as well as the Untitled Black Sketch Project. Aba co-hosts a very funny pop culture podcast called Nostalgique and is a published playwright. This winter, catch her hosting CBC’s Best in Miniature, where contestants will be asked to build their dream homes in miniature form.


     


    The Liquid Courage Podcast:


    Instagram: @liquidcouragepodcast


    Twitter: @liquidcourage


    YouTube Video Episodes & more!


    Email podcastliquidcourage@gmail.com


     


    Find The Liquid Courage Podcast on Patreon! www.Patreon.com/LiquidCouragePodcast


     


    Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereira


    Aba Amuquandoh: insta @abaquann / twitter @abaquan

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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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