11 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

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    • 5.0, 16 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. 10 - Isabel Kanaan

    Ep. 10 - Isabel Kanaan

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over a cold glass of oat milk with actor, comedian, writer, and content creator Isabel Kanaan (CBC’s Air Farce, CTV’s Hudson & Rex, Hallmark’s Good Witch) to discuss the importance of befriending yourself, how her identity as a Queer person wasn’t taken seriously, and how she discovered her greatest muses to be her family. She is a member and a creator of the award-winning Tita Collective, a group of multidisciplinary Filipino artists based out of Toronto, and she is a (hilarious) force on Tik Tok! Check out the Tita Collective’s podcast Chicka Chicka on Apple Podcast, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!The Liquid Courage Podcast: @liquidcouragepodcast / podcastliquidcourage@gmail.comIsabel Kanaan: insta @isabelkanaan / tiktok @izzykayehChika Chika Podcast: @tita.collective / www.titacollective.com*Warning: This episode contains swearing.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 9 - MK Morris

    Ep. 9 - MK Morris

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over her first ever Dark ‘n’ Stormy with writer, content creator, AD, and burrito enthusiast MK Morris (Baroness Von Sketch Show, The Next Step, Wishful Genies) to discuss mental health, where the left-over food from cooking shows ends up, and how there’s no such thing as wasted time. She is the creator of High Hallmark, a show about comedians getting high and watching Hallmark movies, and produces the monthly comedy show See You Next Tuesday at The Second City Toronto, with all proceeds going to the Redwood Women’s Shelter. While the show is currently on hiatus until it is safe to perform live again, MK encourages listeners to still consider donating to Redwood during this time (www.redwood.com), or donating to any charity that brings goodness into the world!The Liquid Courage Podcast: @liquidcouragepodcast / podcastliquidcourage@gmail.comMK Morris: @mk_morrisHigh Hallmark: @highhallmarkSee You Next Tuesday: @seeyou_next_tuesdayThe Redwood Women's Shelter: @theredwoodto*Warning: This episode contains swearing.**Note: This episode was recorded prior to May 25th 2020, and so the lack of acknowledgement or mention of the murder of George Flyod and the current Black Lives Matter movement is because these events had not yet taken place. However, police brutality and systemic racism against Black people in the States, and in Canada where I’m based out of, is not new. It’s not new to May 25th 2020. And so the lack of acknowledgement and initiative taken on my part around anti-racism prior to May 25th 2020 is a product of my own privilege and the blinders they allow me to have. I encourage you to explore and question what privileges you’re privy to, and what blinders you might have up as well. Please educate yourself, continue to educate yourself, take care of yourself, and take action. If you’re unsure where to start, I’ve compiled some resources in the link in my bio on Instagram @liquidcouragepodcast. If you’re still not sure where to start, send me a direct message and I’m more than happy to share the resources that have helped me so far. The stakes are much too high for any of us to actively choose ignorance.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 8 - Emma Carter

    Ep. 8 - Emma Carter

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over a glass of sweet sparkling wine infused with hibiscus flowers with actor, writer, and Twitch streamer Emma Carter (Beck and Call) to discuss quantum physics, email chain personality tests, and why telling everyone about your UTI is so important. Based out of LA, she is the hilarious and kind Twitch streamer EmmzyPlays, and can be seen performing comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and the Groundlings theatre…once it’s safe again to do so!The Liquid Courage Podcast: @liquidcouragepodcast / podcastliquidcourage@gmail.comEmma Carter: insta @emmzy.c / twitch: @emmzyplays*Warning: This episode contains swearing.**Note: This episode was recorded prior to March 15th 2020 and, as such, does not reflect the current imperative social distancing measures due to COVID-19 nor does it acknowledge the unjust murder of George Floyd and the current Black Lives Matter movement.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 7 - Rosh Abdullah

    Ep. 7 - Rosh Abdullah

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some nourishing kombucha with comedian and improvisor Rosh Abdullah (Boys! Boys! Boys!, Really Big Kid, Bad Dog Theatre’s Featured Players Season 7) to discuss intersectionality, mental health, and being her own biggest fan. She is the co-host of the weekly, comedy podcast Boys! Boys! Boys! and her self-published poetry book Really Big Kid is available now on Amazon.The Liquid Courage Podcast: @liquidcouragepodcast / podcastliquidcourage@gmail.comRosh Abdullah: @roshabdullahBoys! Boys! Boys! Podcast: @boysboysboyspodcast*Warning: This episode contains swearing.**Note: This episode was recorded prior to March 15th 2020. #Staysafe***Note: The show Yas Kween (referenced) has since changed its name to Mirchi Comedy.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 6 - Susan Waycik

    Ep. 6 - Susan Waycik

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some salt rimmed Palomas with producer and performer Susan Waycik (Artistic Director of Waycik Productions) to discuss queer representation, the importance of a good vacation, and how in high school she was basically Troy Bolton. She is the producer and host of the monthly comedy variety show The BFF Variety Hour, the creator and producer behind the monthly queer stand-up show Bi-Pandemonium, and a co-producer of the sex-positive comedy show Slut Parade, which recently had its sold-out show at The Royal Cinema in Toronto! The Liquid Courage Podcast: @liquidcouragepodcast / podcastliquidcourage@gmail.comSusan Waycik: insta @susanwaycik / twitter @susanwaycikWaycik Productions: insta @waycikprod / facebook @waycikproductions / waycikproductions.com *Warning: This episode contains swearing.**Note: This episode was recorded prior to March 15th 2020. #StayHome and stay safe

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep. 5 - Connie Manfredi

    Ep. 5 - Connie Manfredi

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over a chilled glass of grapefruit sparkling water (Perrier AND La Croix) with actor and comedian Connie Manfredi (She The People, FX’s Mrs. America, The Next Step) to discuss hustle culture, the relatability of jealously…oh, and whether Perrier, La Croix or Bubly make the best sparkling water!

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Gamey Lannister ,

Great show.

Insightful. Honest. Charming. What more could you want?

lilsuth ,

So fun and quirky!

I could listen to Amanda chat for hours... she has such a natural presence and the conversations are always funny and interesting. It’s the perfect way to feel like I’m hanging with friends while I make dinner at home during this quarantine :)

dennadeedee180 ,

What a concept!!

You sound like and amazing person and I can’t wait to go on this journey with you!!

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