49 episodes

A podcast for actors, by actors; The 98% explores what life is *really* like for the majority of actors and performers who, rather than trying to find an outfit for the Oscar’s, are trying to find an outfit that makes them look as close to an 1850’s aristocrat as possible for an audition in 24 hours.
In a world where we only really hear from successful and well known actors it can often feel like you're the only one working a day job and changing in a fast food restaurant public toilet for an audition on your lunch break - that is not the case! We share anecdotes, interviews, advice and laugh, lament and talk openly and honestly about the real #actorslife

*Disclaimer* - Our podcast does not include disturbing content (unless you count toe curlingly embarrassing stories as disturbing) but it does have some swearing which is why episodes are marked as explicit!

The 98% Alexa Morden and Katie Elin-Salt

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.7, 3 Ratings

A podcast for actors, by actors; The 98% explores what life is *really* like for the majority of actors and performers who, rather than trying to find an outfit for the Oscar’s, are trying to find an outfit that makes them look as close to an 1850’s aristocrat as possible for an audition in 24 hours.
In a world where we only really hear from successful and well known actors it can often feel like you're the only one working a day job and changing in a fast food restaurant public toilet for an audition on your lunch break - that is not the case! We share anecdotes, interviews, advice and laugh, lament and talk openly and honestly about the real #actorslife

*Disclaimer* - Our podcast does not include disturbing content (unless you count toe curlingly embarrassing stories as disturbing) but it does have some swearing which is why episodes are marked as explicit!

    S3E5 - “It is a decent rug to be fair”

    S3E5 - “It is a decent rug to be fair”

    In this episode actor Andy Turner comes on The 98% to talk about living outside of London. What started as a chat about the pros and cons of living elsewhere whilst pursuing a career in a Londoncentric industry also moved into an inspiring account of Andy’s journey with his mental health. Andy's openness and honesty are sure to bring comfort to others as well as his excellent words of wisdom about packing up your dreams and moving OUT of the big smoke!
    Follow Andy on twitter @AndrewTurner79 
    The 98% is @the98percentpod
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    Check out our website and read our blog at www.the98percentpod.com 
    Get 25% off your monthly subscription of WeAudition with the code 9825. WeAudition connects you with self tape readers and acting coaches around the globe as well as casting calls and chances to video chat with some of the industry’s top casting directors! You can also earn money by being a reader for someone else! www.weaudition.com 
    If you’d like to take your support of The 98% a little bit further throw us a couple quid on our patreon page. Every little helps and goes towards paying for our podcast host page that keeps The 98% free and available to listen to in full. There is also a bonus episode on there for patrons only which includes never before heard clips that didn’t make it into this series of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/the98percentpod 

    • 55 min
    S3E4 - "You are allowed a personal body and a professional body"

    S3E4 - "You are allowed a personal body and a professional body"

    The term "intimacy co-ordinator" is probably new to most people and yet their job should have been a staple in this industry LONG before now. In this episode Alexa and Katie are joined by the amazing Lizzy Talbot who saw a gap in the industry that sorely needed to be filled. She went on to set up one of the first companies in the UK advocating for safe intimacy for stage and screen and...you'll just have to listen to the episode to hear why what she does is so fabulous! This is a REALLY interesting episode that is not to be missed! You'll look at nudity and sex scenes completely different, for all the right reasons.
    Follow Lizzy on twitter @Lizzyhtalbot for news, info and what she's working on to keep an eye out for!
    Check out the new website for Lizzy's Intimacy Stage and Screen here company https://www.intimacyforstageandscreen.com/
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    Follow us on twitter! @the98percentpod
    Check out our website and read our blog at www.the98percentpod.com 
    Get 25% off your monthly subscription of WeAudition with the code 9825. WeAudition connects you with self tape readers and acting coaches around the globe as well as casting calls and chances to video chat with some of the industry’s top casting directors! You can also earn money by being a reader for someone else! www.weaudition.com 
    If you’d like to take your support of The 98% a little bit further throw us a couple quid on our patreon page. Every little helps and goes towards paying for our podcast host page that keeps The 98% free and available to listen to in full. There is also a bonus episode on there for patrons only which includes never before heard clips that didn’t make it into this series of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/the98percentpod 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The 98% - In Solidarity and Support. #BlackLivesMatter

    The 98% - In Solidarity and Support. #BlackLivesMatter

    "Personal Experiences of Institutionalised Racism in UK Drama Schools" - www.the98percentpod.com/blog 
    Black Minds Matter gofundme https://www.gofundme.com/f/black-minds-matter-uk
    Black Minds Matter website https://www.blackmindsmatteruk.com 
    twitter: @the98percentpod

    • 3 min
    S3E3 - "We've had full on winkers we really have"

    S3E3 - "We've had full on winkers we really have"

    Katie and Alexa are joined by the warm, welcoming and wonderful Annelie Powell CDG for the first casting director chat of Series 3. Annelie shares her journey into casting, what she has learned and what actors should be aiming for when auditioning...among lots of other brilliant stuff! You can find Annelie on twitter @AnneliePowell and instagram @PowellCasting 
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    Follow us on twitter! @the98percentpod
    Check out our website and read our blog at www.the98percentpod.com 
     
    Get 25% off your monthly subscription of WeAudition with the code 9825. WeAudition connects you with self tape readers and acting coaches around the globe as well as casting calls and chances to video chat with some of the industry’s top casting directors! You can also earn money by being a reader for someone else! www.weaudition.com 
    If you’d like to take your support of The 98% a little bit further throw us a couple quid on our patreon page. Every little helps and goes towards paying for our podcast host page that keeps The 98% free and available to listen to in full. There is also a bonus episode on there for patrons only which includes never before heard clips that didn’t make it into this series of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/the98percentpod 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S3E2 - "It's all Maple"

    S3E2 - "It's all Maple"

    Alexa is joined by Maya Grant this episode to talk about being a British actor in Vancouver. Alexa has been asked a lot over the last year by listeners about why she's in Canada and how she finds it...so here are all the answers! The why's, the how's and the marked differences between the industry in "Hollywood North" and London/the U.K. 
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    Find Maya on twitter at @mayagrant1 and us @the98percentpod
    Check out our website and read our blog, including Maya's, at www.the98percentpod.com

    Get 25% off your monthly subscription of WeAudition with the code 9825. WeAudition connects you with self tape readers and acting coaches around the globe as well as casting calls and chances to video chat with some of the industry’s top casting directors! You can also earn money by being a reader for someone else! www.weaudition.com 
    If you’d like to take your support of The 98% a little bit further throw us a couple quid on our patreon page. Every little helps and goes towards paying for our podcast host page that keeps The 98% free and available to listen to in full. There is also a bonus episode on there for patrons only which includes never before heard clips that didn’t make it into this series of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/the98percentpod 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S3E1 - "The Silencer 2.0"

    S3E1 - "The Silencer 2.0"

    Alexa and Katie are back for SERIES 3!! Wow! From apprehensive actors questioning the first ever episode to launching a 3rd series...thank you for your ongoing support of The 98%. There are some brilliant guests lined up for this series and thanks to Zoom Katie and Alexa are still able to chat to them together despite being 4,000 miles apart from each other with Alexa in Vancouver and Katie in London. With that being said the audio quality isn't the best but hopefully you are here for the content and laughs, not a professional studio listening experience!! So sit back, grab a cuppa (or a gin) and get ready for the third series of The 98%; the first-of-its-kind-actor podcast discussing what it's really like being an actor who isn't on Graham Norton's couch......yet.
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    Follow us on twitter! @the98percentpod @alexamorden @KatieElinSalt (instagram @alexa_morden @katieelinsalt)
    Check out our website and read our blog at www.the98percentpod.com 
    Get 25% off your monthly subscription of WeAudition with the code 9825. WeAudition connects you with self tape readers and acting coaches around the globe as well as casting calls and chances to video chat with some of the industry’s top casting directors! You can also earn money by being a reader for someone else! www.weaudition.com 
    If you’d like to take your support of The 98% a little bit further throw us a couple quid on our patreon page. Every little helps and goes towards paying for our podcast host page that keeps The 98% free and available to listen to in full. There is also a bonus episode on there for patrons only which includes never before heard clips that didn’t make it into this series of the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/the98percentpod 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Darren Darnborough ,

A fresh fun look on the #lifeofanactor

Alexa & Katie offer a lively, fresh, fun angle on the life of an actor, from the perspective of most pursuing the career - the 98%. It’s inspiring in its own way.... by knowing others share your journey, and finding the humor in the process they give an enjoyable insight into an acting career in the UK.

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