Don’t Change the Channel is a podcast where we host conversations with emerging talent in the entertainment industry. By hearing the stories of other creatives we aim to relate and inspire each other. Each episode isn’t complete without touching on pop culture and sharing some laughs. Born out of a passion for creating, by Sherif T. Bakare & Mariel Weinand.
Anna Garcia Shares Laughs As She Talks Improv, Teaching Theatre in Prisons, And Commercial Acting
This week’s guest Anna García is a comedian & actor who also teaches improv to youth and men in correctional facilities. We hear Anna’s story of how she began performing and her journey this far in LA, especially with commercial acting.
Guest: Anna Garcia Instagram Twitter
Host: Mariel Instagram Twitter
Host: Sherif Instagram Twitter
Editor: Rios Instagram
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May We Talk About Mental Health & Self-Care
This week Mariel & Sherif honor it being Mental Health Awareness Month. Inspired by the initiatives of Mad Happy and their mission, this episode's aim is to start a conversation about growth, awareness, and the balance of personal & professional lives. In this hosts-only episode we hear more intimately from Mariel & Sherif, as they share current and past themes of growth in their lives. Sherif opens with a conversation about friendships and intimacy of relationships as a whole. Mariel shares mental & physical health practices she's implemented to support overall wellbeing.
Please remember we are not medical professionals, we hope to offer guidance and inspire prioritizing caring for yourself.
Mentioned & recommended Resources: Superhuman
To Be Magnetic
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Your Hosts: Mariel Weinand & Sherif T. Bakare
Sakura on Influencing and Content Creation
This week’s guest, Sakura Hegarty, talks with us about balancing your creative ambitions alongside working a job that allows financial stability. We talk about the stigma behind the term “influencer”, as well as how much consistency and work it takes to be a “content creator”.
Check out her newest song "Indie Girl Icon" and its music video!
Sakura's Instagram and Tik Tok
Liesl Takeuchi on Music Supervision & Adventures in Europe
This week we’re back with Liesl Takeuchi. The episode starts with both Sherif & Mariel, but listen to find out how it ends up being just the gals. Liesl chats with us about all things music supervision for film & tv, as well as reminiscing with Mariel about their adventures in Europe.
And be sure to check out the playlists Liesl mentions during this episode:
small little pebbles in my shoe
LOATs (Desert Island)
We’re back for season 3!
In this hosts-only refresher episode, Sherif & Mariel gives us some updates on their personal & professional lives since we last heard from them. They also share what we can except from this new season!
This week Sherif & Mariel are joined by special guest, writer/director, photographer, and model, Amalie Gassmann. We hear about Amalie’s current gig working in NYC on an HBO show, the creation and inspiration of her last short film Mess Is Mine, how her photography and creative direction work only helps enrich the visual storytelling in her filmmaking. We hear from Amalie about her relationship with her fellow creative and photographer boyfriend, and how the two of them continue to inspire one another in their work. With Amalie’s fine-tuned eye, taste, and international openness, we hope to see her debut feature film in the near future.
Perfect for young creatives
I listen to this podcast on my way to work and it’s so inspiring to hear about all these other young artists navigating the industry. The hosts ask great questions and it always feels super fun and natural. Love it!
Love this podcast and its hosts!
Hearing from younger people in the industry about how they’re navigating their careers, what steps were taken to get where they are, etc. is really refreshing. It reminds us everyone starts somewhere! Keep em coming💥
Oh this? This is it.
There’s nothing I love more than people being genuinely curious about other people. A lot of entertainment podcasts out there feel very network-y and fake, but these two hosts genuinely care and are truly interested in/curious about every guest they have on. It’s such a treat to listen to artists share their passions with each other! And the hosts have such incredible chemistry and banter!