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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

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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.

    Ep. 32 - Natasha Negovanlis

    Ep. 32 - Natasha Negovanlis

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some ginger Kombucha with actor, writer, producer, and host Natasha Negovanlis (Carmila, CLAIREvoyant, Freelancers Anonymous) to discuss jealousy, how to pronounce kombucha, and the pressure to brand yourself. Natasha is a Canadian Screen award-winning actress, best known for her role as the broody vampire Carmilla in the hit series Carmilla. She is the former face of the KindaTV network, and the co-creator and star of NYC Web Fest award-winning comedy CLAIREvoyant alongside Annie Briggs. She has a podcast called Vanlis Presents: Real Talk With Natasha and Friends where she chats with her more interesting, talented and intelligent friends (her words, not mine!).


     


    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


    Natasha Negovanlis: @natvanlis

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep. 31 - Alia Rasul

    Ep. 31 - Alia Rasul

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon by J. Lohr Seven Oaks with artist Alia Rasul (Tita Collective, Super Important Filipina Thoughts) to discuss setting boundaries, excel spreadsheets, and abundance thinking vs. scarcity thinking. Alia is a Canadian Comedy Award nominated writer and performer, a founding member of the award-winning Tita Collective and this year she debuted her first published book of poetry Super Important Filipina Thoughts currently available to order! Off-stage Alia works at Bespoke Cultural Collective and is the current project lead for Our Cities on Our Stages, Bad Dog Theatre’s annual inclusion and diversity symposium.


     


    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


    Alia Rasul: @aliarasul @superfilipina

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Season 2 Trailer!

    Season 2 Trailer!

    We're back baby!!!


    Season 2 of the Liquid Courage Podcast starts Wednesday June 30th and I'm SO excited to share it with you!


    Lots has happened since Season 1, including the show being nominated FOUR TIMES by the Canadian Podcast Awards and the podcast is launching  it's own Patreon!!!!!


    So check out the Liquid Courage Podcast on Patreon & get ready for a fabulous season to come :)


    Cheers!


    Amanda Pereira (She/Her)


    www.LiquidCouragePodcast.com


    Instagram @LiquidCouragePodcast


    Twitter @LiquidCourage

    • 2 min
    Bonus Episode: Looking Back on Season 1 with Dustin George

    Bonus Episode: Looking Back on Season 1 with Dustin George

    In today’s bonus episode, Amanda sits down over some bubbly champagne with comedian, creator, and friend Dustin George as he asks her about creating Season 1 of The Liquid Courage Podcast and putting it out into the world. They chat why it took her so long to get started, what she’s learned after 30 episodes, and just how much booze she has left over in her apartment. A thoughtful, reflective celebration of the first 30 episodes, and an ode to the many more to come!


    Thank you to everyone who listened, watched, and supported Season 1 – can’t wait to bring you Season 2! XO


     


    The Liquid Courage Podcast:


    insta @liquidcouragepodcast


    twitter @liquidcpodcast


    YouTube Video Episodes & more!


    email podcastliquidcourage@gmail.com


     


    Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereira


    Dustin George: insta @dustingeorge__

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Ep. 30 - Ashley Comeau

    Ep. 30 - Ashley Comeau

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some Vespers with Bisexual actor, writer, director, producer, and activist Ashley Comeau (She The People, The Boyz, Odd Squad) to discuss her fascination with death, career-altering advice she got from Paul Feig, and what’s surprised her most about working in the entertainment industry. Ashley is a Second City mainstage alumnae, a member of the all-female, award-winning She The People cast, and performs internationally with her sketch and improv troupe Lusty Mannequins. You’ve seen her acting on screen in shows like The Boys, Odd Squad, and Degrassi, and she’s worked behind the scenes on shows like Chef In Your Ear, Haunted Hospital and Tallboyz. She also created the Mama City Improv Festival, an annual international improv comedy festival which she puts on in Cape Town, South Africa. You can see Ashley performing live online Girls Night In, a hilarious, internationally acclaimed virtual comedy show featuring female performers.


     


    The Liquid Courage Podcast:


    insta @liquidcouragepodcast


    twitter @liquidcpodcast


    YouTube Video Episodes & more!


    email podcastliquidcourage@gmail.com


     


    Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereira


    Ashley Comeau: insta @ashco / twitter @ashleycomeau / www.ashleycomeau.com


    Girls Night In: www.gnishow.com


     


    Ashley would like to take this opportunity to shine light on:


    Water First Education & Training Inc. helps address water challenges in Indigenous communities in Canada through education, training and meaningful collaboration.


    www.waterfirst.ngo


    Black Owned TO, a go to site for amazing products, services and shops that are Black-owned and brilliant.


    www.blackownedto.com


    The Order of the Good Death is a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality. A site to promote the history, art, culture and positivity of death.


    www.orderofthegooddeath.com

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    Ep. 29 - Aurora Browne

    Ep. 29 - Aurora Browne

    In today’s episode, Amanda sits down and get high (shout out legal weed!) with actor, writer, improvisor, producer Aurora Browne (Baroness Von Sketch Show, Newborns Moms, The Writer’s Block) to discuss how she knows when a set was hot, bits of Canadian history, and deciding Season 5 would be the final one for Baroness Von Sketch Show. You may know Aurora best from the award-winning series Baroness Von Sketch Show, which she created and stars in alongside Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeil, and Jennifer Whalen. She is a Second City mainstage alum, and has won tons of awards for Acting, Writing, and Producing, including a Canadian Comedy Award and multiple Canadian Screen Awards. She stars in ABC’s comedy digital series Newborn Moms and the comedy series Writer’s Block, which she also writes for. You can also catch her in an upcoming episode of Odd Squad.


     


    The Liquid Courage Podcast:


    insta @liquidcouragepodcast


    twitter @liquidcpodcast


    YouTube Video Episodes & more!


    email podcastliquidcourage@gmail.com


     


    Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereira


    Aurora Browne: @alolabrowne

    • 1 hr 31 min

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