Join Two time Academy Award nominated actress Mary McDonnell as she interviews fellow actors, creatives and thought leaders, discusses current events, and so much more!
Episode 15 - John McDonnell
This week on the Lady Bam Podcast, it's a family affair when Mary's brother John McDonnell joins us on the podcast. As COO of Clyde's Restaurant Group in Washington D.C., John has been leading his company through the last few months of changes the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the restaurant industry. His innovative solutions and strategies continue to bring stability and assistance to his restaurants and its employees even in today's ever-changing climate.
Episode 14 - Emily Mann
Mary speaks to her longtime friend and collaborator, playwright and director Emily Mann. As McCarter Theatre Center's Artistic Director and Resident Playwright since 1990, Emily produced nearly 180 plays and musicals, supported the work of emerging and legendary playwrights and received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. Now as she looks forward to her next act, Emily and Mary discuss their shared experiences, what's next for Emily, and how theatre moves forward in the time of Covid.
Episode 13 - Lisa McNulty
This week, Mary talks to Lisa McNulty, Managing Artistic Director of the WP Theater (formerly the Women's Project Theater) in New York. Lisa and Mary discuss their shared histories with the WP, Lisa's experience as the pandemic forced the shutdown of all NYC theaters, and what theater in the time of Covid may look like as we all move forward in these complicated times.
Episode 12 - Marina Sirtis
Welcome to Lady Bam: Covid Edition! We invite you to join us for our first Covid-era stay-at-home podcast with the indomitable Marina Sirtis. Beloved for her role as Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Marina and Mary discuss Marina's early career and her world-premiere role in London's West End last year, the devastating loss of her husband, Michael Lamper, and her return to Star Trek in PICARD.
We're glad to be back look forward to bringing you much more Lady Bam content in the coming weeks.
Episode 11 - Kate Mulgrew
A starship captain and the president of the universe walk into a bar... well, almost! Lady Bam podcast traveled to New York City to speak to the one and only Kate Mulgrew. Mary and Kate sat down for an amazing talk, discussing Kate's new book "How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir", their experiences growing up in Irish-American households, her recent play in New York "The Half-Life of Marie Curie", and much more. Lady Bam Podcast is thrilled to bring you this long-awaited episode.
Episode 10 - Gabrielle Beckford and Patrena Murray (Gloria: A Life)
Happy New Year! In this episode, Mary is joined by two of her co-stars in Gloria: A Life, Gabrielle Beckford and Patrena Murray, The show featured a dynamic, all-female cast telling Gloria’s story in the first act, and inviting the audience to join them in a talking circle to share their personal experiences in the second. Gabrielle and Patrena join mary to discuss their experiences on and off the stage in the first of our own Lady Bam talking circles with the cast and creative team of Gloria: A Life.
This was EVERYTHING
I am just finishing my 3rd binge of the series. I have stopped prior to Season 6 because I always have to be in the right place for the beauty and sadness of this season. I was a "Closer" fan and then fell in love with Sharon "Darth" Raydor and was so overjoyed as "Major Crimes" grew and developed and Mary McDonnell did with this character. I wish I had found this podcast then! Though late to the party, my love for the show, character and actress, as well as that for Mina and Chelsea and awesome guests Tony, Kathe and Greg... what a joy. I am saving episodes 13 and 14 to help re-heal my heart when I close this chapter yet again this weekend. The beauty in all of it: I have never seen "Battlestar Gallactica" and I am SO EXCITED to start that adventure and the adventure of Roslin/Adama and crew.
I adore Mary McDonnell she is so funny and has deep thoughts on various subjects. I love hearing from my syfy show actors on Star Trek or BSG (that I miss all the time).
This podcast is absolutely ace! The topics discussed are relevant and fun. I love listening because first of all...Mary’s voice is something I could listen to 24/7, and secondly because you can tell they have fun which makes it fun to listen to. I’m enjoying all the laughs as well as the learning moments!