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Caleigh & Justin explore the intersection between mass media culture & mental health. We bring on entertainment industry professionals to talk about any and everything - but especially how they stay sane day to day!

We're Totally (Not) OK We're Totally (Not) 💀K

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Caleigh & Justin explore the intersection between mass media culture & mental health. We bring on entertainment industry professionals to talk about any and everything - but especially how they stay sane day to day!

    Demystifying Method Acting w/ Rachel Bailit

    Demystifying Method Acting w/ Rachel Bailit

    Actor and acting teacher Rachel Bailit not only gets generous with her time and expertise, she also helps us understand what generosity has to do with the work of an actor in our chat about demystifying method acting and how to balance the use of our own selves and memories in our work with the ability to let go and stay attentive in the moment. Pull out all your masks and shove this in their earholes and then go get the vaccine.

    ONE COOL THINGS:

    Rachel: Communicating through Ancient Greek vases.

    (Rachel's "Sense Memory in Art tour discussing an ancient Greek Amphora" video)

    Cales: Kintsugi & vaccines

    Rachel Bailit:

    www.rachelbailitteaching

    www.Rachel Bailit.com

    IG: @RachelBailitteaching

    FB: @RachelBailit  and @actingforanimators

    Clubhouse: Methodacting

    Rachel’s book reco:

    Acting : The First Six Lessons

    by Richard Boleslavsky

    Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz

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    • 52 min
    Comedy & Heart w/ Dena Jackson

    Comedy & Heart w/ Dena Jackson

    Justin’s been taking on more responsibility with his new puppy; Cales showers then gets back into no bra forever howwillshemakeitbackoutinrealworlds; and thank goddesses for our guest who is the ever-delightful, brilliantly-witted, comically-inclined Dena Jackson. Friends, she’s a breath of fresh air and talking to her feels like talking to heart. Shove us in the tunnel tubes to your own heart and listen to Dena talk about comedy, reiki, and tiny egos with loud voices.

    Also, it’s t bitty’s birthday (date recorded)! SO HAPPY BORN DAY TO THE QUEEN. 👑

    COOL THINGS:

    Dena: mindfulness showers

    Cales: home herbs & mood mail forewarning!

    Justin: wins it all again with puppy Aspen making a guest appearance! THAT FACE! 🥺

    Dena Jackson:

    Denajackson.ca

    Twitter/ig: @denatalks

    Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Story Principles w/ Rodrigo Portaro

    Story Principles w/ Rodrigo Portaro

    Story’s all around us — selling us, buying us, moving us, halting us. But what the heck is it? How do advertisers and screenwriters and friends and fam use it? Gimme the basics, WTNOK!

    New friend and long time Story Creator Rodrigo Portaro breaks Story down into basics. He also shares his own story about leaving a career that was making him sad and finding his new path in life, helping others tell stories. Shove us in your earholes to listen to the… story.

    Rodrigo Portaro:

    Site: https://rodrigoportaro.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/RodrigoPortaro

    Instagram (but it is in Portuguese): https://www.instagram.com/rodrigoportaro/

    COOL THINGS:

    Rodrigo: www.academiadatrama.com.br

    Justin: Christmas music, meow! Don’t matter that it ain’t Christmas! (Just cuz it’s April don’t mean it ain’t currently snowing in Canada, baybeeee 😂)

    Cales: Unplug. (Especially when the universe forces you to when you get too wrapped up in being busy.)

    Rodrigo’s Recommended Books:


    Story, Robert Mckee: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042FZVOY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0
    The Golden Theme, Brian McDonald: https://www.amazon.com/-/pt/dp/B06VYHWMDZ/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_pt_BR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=the+golden+theme&qid=1617309314&s=digital-text&sr=1-1
    Invisible Ink, Brian McDonald: https://www.amazon.com/-/pt/dp/B06W5KC2ZR/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_pt_BR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=invisible+ink&qid=1617309362&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

    Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Composers & Concussions w/ David Federman

    Composers & Concussions w/ David Federman

    From frequencies and ethics around shaping sound for film to working with masters and having an actual dragon as a part of production, composer David Federman chats with Cales about the work they’ve done together and the journeys he’s experienced along his trajectory as a music maker in the film industry, including all the Spanish dancing and concussions along the way!



    COOL THINGS:



    David: I'm the arranger/orchestrator of Back and Forth (music/book/lyrics by Dayjan Lesmond), which is a musical about... totally not being okay. It explores the artist's journey and struggles with mental health... and by the way, we have a dragon. Avail to watch here: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5GpsWoKb2k



    Cales: Meet yourself where you’re at. 



    Justin: sneakin’ in there via Happs audience member Frank’s “⏱” post (fun lil Easter egg for ya beauty live viewers!)



    Additional links:



    David Federman:

    @federmusik on FB, TW, and IG.

    federmusik.com

    https://soundcloud.com/federmusik

    https://federmusik.com/blog/

    https://federmusik.com/2021/03/21/inside-the-federmusik-double-edged/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIBNvCpLukI



    “The Monster in Me”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyG492Ilxvg



    Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz



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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The Glossy Things w/Jessica Schmiedchen

    The Glossy Things w/Jessica Schmiedchen

    Captivating. Keen. Killin’ it with the analogies. We zoom-sat-chat with Jessica Schmiedchen to hear how she balances being a mom with her role as a CBC TV exec and all the notes in between (specifically, those given around the dinner table). AND! The coach you never knew you needed until you got a platinum pixie cut!

    COOL THINGS:
    Jessica: Yoga With Adriene (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKE7WVJfvaHW5q283SxchA)
    Cales: Home-made disinfectant spray [80% rubbing alcohol, freshly squeezed aloe vera, and your fav essential oils for fragrance]
    Justin: Reach out!

    Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz

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    • 51 min
    Zoom Date w/Meagan Allison-Hancock

    Zoom Date w/Meagan Allison-Hancock

    ZOOM DATE with Meagan... ok not a zoom date, we’re still on @happsnews but we talk about zoom dating. And life as a talent agent. And a cat that walked out of a house fire as the sole survivor.

    Down to earth gab fest full of real talk, peloton and mugs of wine. Shove us in yer earholes, babes.

    Meow.

    COOL THINGS

    Cales: Saje essential oils (they’re delicious).

    Meagan: Library

    Justin: Dumplings from scratch

    Theme music by Tessa Good & Petr Balaz

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    • 1 hr 7 min

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