In the Let’s Play podcast by the*gameHERs, actress Kaili Vernoff, who gamers know best as Susan Grimshaw in Red Dead Redemption II and Miranda Cowan in GTA V, interviews some of the most interesting and informed people in the gaming industry today. Using her own experience, first-hand knowledge, and warm and engaging interview style, Kaili chats with cast members, streamers, industry visionaries, gamers and more. Topics range from light and fun to today's hot topics and especially ways the gaming community can be “upstanders” in the industry. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or casual player, this podcast is sure to make you laugh and learn, so…Let’s Play! Learn more at www.thegamehers.com/letsplay
S2 #10: Alex McKenna (Sadie Adler in RDR2)
In this episode, Kaili Vernoff (Susan Grimshaw in RDR2) interviews the wildly talented actress Alex McKenna. Alex was a finalist in the*gameHERs awards for her incredible portrayal of Sadie Adler in Red Dead Redemption 2. Having literally grown up in Hollywood, Alex has worked steadily in the business, appearing in over 40 films and TV shows to date. Alex and Kaili touch on what it was like to start acting as a kid, her move to New York, her time in the Van der Linde gang, how she's keeping busy in quarantine, and so much more.
Follow Alex McKenna on social media:
Alex's upcoming work includes:
Podcasts: Good Grief, In the Grey
For bonus material with Alex and other Let's Play guests, visit: https://thegamehers.com/bonus-material
For a transcript of this episode, click here.
S2 #9: Jacquie Shriver Sladeck (Longtime Games Casting and Dialogue Professional)
In this interview, Kaili Vernoff (Susan Grimshaw in RDR2) interviews Jacquie Shriver Sladeck, a longtime games casting and dialogue professional. In her current position as Head of Studio at Side L.A., along with the decade she spent at Sony, Jackie has developed and cast some of the most celebrated performances in gaming history, including God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man, and everybody's current obsession, Cyberpunk 2077. Jacquie and Kaili talk about her early interest in recording engineering, the realities of auditioning in a pandemic, and just how much collaboration is involved in bringing these incredible characters to life.
Learn about the studio Jacquie heads, Side LA, at: www.side.com
Follow: @jacquieshriver on Twitter
Check out Jacquie's episode of The Game Dev Show coming soon!
For bonus material with Jacquie and other Let's Play guests, visit the*gameHERs website.
You can find a transcript of this episode here.
S2 #8 Mary Kenney (Award-winning Writer and Narrative Designer)
In this episode, Kaili Vernoff (Susan Grimshaw in Red Dead Redemption 2), interviews Mary Kenney, an award-winning writer and narrative designer. Mary has written for some of the industry's most celebrated games, including this year's smash hit Spider-Man: Miles Morales and The Walking Dead, The Final Season for which she just received a GLAAD Media Award nomination. Mary and Kaili discuss her roots in journalism, what it's like being named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in gaming, her upcoming book about the women who built the industry, and so much more.
Check out Mary's website here:
Follow Mary on Twitter here:
For bonus questions with Mary and other Let's Play Guests, check out the*gameHERs website.
Find a transcript of this episode here.
S2 #7: Brittany Lattanzio (Senior Talent Manager at Team Liquid)
In this episode, host Kaili Vernoff (Susan Grimshaw in RDR2) dives into the world of esports with Brittany Lattanzio, Senior Talent Manager at Team Liquid. Brittany and Kaili discussed what it’s like to manage a team of 18-to-22-year-old players, prioritizing physical and mental health in the esports industry, how Brittany guides players to stay true to their authentic selves in the ways they take on partnerships and promotions, and what she hopes for the future of esports.
For exclusive bonus material, visit the*gameHERs website.
Photo in episode graphic by Rhys Rasmussen (@Rhys_Rasmussen)
Brittany's Twitter is @_JunoTheCat
For business inquiries, Brittany Lattanzio can be found on LinkedIn
For more on Team Liquid:
Team Liquid's Twitter is: @TeamLiquid
and Team Liquid's website is teamliquid.com
Find a transcript of this episode here
S2 #6: David Patrick Kelly (Actor in Twin Peaks, The Warriors, John Wick)
In this episode, Kaili Vernoff (Susan Grimshaw in RDR2) interviews the legendary actor David Patrick Kelly. Fans will know David, or DP, from his truly iconic roles in projects like the Warriors, Commando, The Crow, Twin Peaks, John Wick, and many, many more. Broadway fans will also fondly remember his performance as Da in the Tony Award-winning musical Once. DP tells Kaili incredible stories about growing up in Detroit in the music scene, studying with Marcel Marceau in Paris, and his experiences working with some of the greatest actors and directors in the industry.
Check out the*gameHERs website for exclusive bonus content with David Patrick Kelly and other awesome Let's Play guests.
Follow David Patrick Kelly on Twitter: @DPatKelly
Listen to David Patrick Kelly's music on Spotify
Check out a transcript from this episode here.
S2 #5: Carolina Ravassa (Sombra in Overwatch & Raze in Valorant)
In this episode, host Kaili Vernoff (Susan Grimshaw in Red Dead Redemption 2) interviews Carolina Ravassa. Gamers will know Carolina best as the stealthy hacker Sombra in Overwatch and Valorant's explosive Agent Raze, but Carolina also has a stellar film and TV resume, including roles on "The Affair," "Mr. Robot" and Step Up 3D, as well as the amazing web series she wrote, produced, and starred in, called Hispanglosaxon. Carolina and Kaili discussed her acting training, the tricky business of auditioning, and how Carolina's experiences meeting fans all over the world have made her an even stronger actress.
Follow Carolina Ravassa's social, YouTube, and Twitch channels for updates on her latest film and interviews with other video game and animation stars:
For bonus material with Carolina, visit the*gameHERs website.
For a transcript of this episode, click here.
Tune into the*gameHERs Twitch this Thursday, November 19th for the*gameHERs Awards.
Listened to a few of the episodes with the cast from RDR2 and really enjoyed them! Kaili is a great host! Will be tuning in again!
Absolutely fantastic podcast!
I just started listening and I can't stop! Kaili is an amazing host and the guests are amazing as well. It is quickly making it's way into my absolute favorites.
great listen for gamers
rly enjoyed this podcast! def recommend