Hosted by producer/director, Amy DePaola, @amydepaolafilms, Pink Among Men is a weekly candid, light-hearted interview podcast that connects you to women and stories worth knowing.
We hope you take away the tiniest bit of inspiration, tools and camaraderie and apply the thinking of our guests to your own work. We believe in empowerment, equality and - humor. Yes, we like to laugh while we learn. Follow us on social @pinkamongmen.
Produced by a production company of the same name, Pink Among Men. Visit us at www.pinkamongmen.com.
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EP. 58: PLATONIC LOVE, PIROUETTES, SO LONG 2020 with actress, Gabrielle Ruiz!
IT IS HERE. THE LAST EPISODE OF THE YEAR!!
Y'all. 2020. We can't thank you enough for sticking with us throughout this entire year. We know you have a lot of podcasts to listen too and we are grateful you keep coming back to our chats.
CLOSING 2020 on a HIGH NOTE with the lovely, actress, activist, philanthropist, producer, GABRIELLE RUIZ!!
She is known for The CW’s critically acclaimed comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, where she received rave reviews as Valencia Perez. Her most recent project is What Are Friends For podcast, where she produces and co-hosts. You can also catch her on Star Trek: Lower Decks, Modern Family, Better Things, Alone Together, Orange Is The New Black, Sesame Street, Law & Order: SVU, and The Filth.
She performed on Broadway in If/Then with Idina Menzel, Evita with Ricky Martin, In The Heights with Lin-Manuel Miranda and in the 1st National Tour of A Chorus Line, as Diana Morales.
Gabrielle hails from Edinburg, Texas, known locally as the Rio Grande Valley, where she produces many musical theatre projects and workshops for the public school educational systems.
We sit down with Gabrielle to talk about her love of dance, her first break on Broadway, transitioning into TV, the meaning behind platonic love and her new venture into podcasting. PLUS Gabrielle chats with us about sharing her miscarriage and pregnancy journey, and we chat about diversifying American theater.
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Rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts. Produced by Amy DePaola @amydepaolafilms and Lauren Flack @laurenflackfilms, edited by Sarah Weck, @sarahweck.
EP. 57: WAYS OF SEEING, DREAMING & CLOSING LOOPS with filmmaker Julia Ngeow!
Julia 秀英 Ngeow is a filmmaker on the rise. An award-winning Australian film writer and director based in New York, who has created films across the globe, driven by a passion to uncover truth and cultivate empathy through storytelling. Creating documentaries, narrative films and commercials, she explores psychology, the physics of reality, with a focus on human vulnerability and interconnectedness. Julia has a background in STEM, graduating from a Bachelor of Biophysics (Neuroscience); and previously worked in cancer research at the Australian Cancer Council and Telethon Kids Institute. Many of Julia’s recent projects revolve around health, wellness and the environment - exploring the intersection between art and science.
In this episode we sit down to hear about Julia's transition from the world of science to the science of filmmaking and how she's cultivated a practice for "dream writing" and now, getting back to the root of storytelling - discovering feeling. We chat about Julia's recent projects: "A Scale for Hurt" a short film which recently premiered online on Filmshortage and will take part in the Andromeda Film Festival 2021, Cift Festival of Toronto 2021 ad the 9th International Video Poetry Film Festival 2021; "Unspoken" - a short documentary she co-directed with Emma Zurcher-Long and Geneva Peschka (insta: @gneva) and was recently accepted into the Slamdance 2021 Unstoppable program, highlighting disabled creators. And lastly, the filmed-in-quarantine "And the People," a film that combined a collection of readings in 10 languages with user-generated content from over 20 countries. Made in collaboration with writer Kitty O’Meara, based on her poem that begins, “And the people stayed home”, creatives around the world collaborated to make a film to celebrate solidarity in the age of isolation.
For more on Julia follow her on IG at @juliangeowfilms and visit: https://www.juliangeow.com/
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Giving All The F*cks with Jen Ponton
Most known as the fiercely feminist fat activist 'Rubi' on AMC's critical darling DIETLAND, Jen is an award-winning actress, TEDx talker, and body liberation activist. With a television resume that includes 30 ROCK, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, THE BLACKLIST, and BLUE BLOODS, she also launched the storytelling podcast ALL THE F***S. It can be found wherever you listen to podcasts, as well as www.allthefuckspodcast.com. Socials: @jenponton (Twitter, IG), www.jenponton.com
Jen and Amy sit down in this interview and find that as two thirty-somethings from Jersey - they find they have a lot in common! They talk about their love for John Hughes, the secret beauty of the "garden state," how Jen broke into acting, landing her first gig on 30 ROCK, and later how some studios wanted her to sign contracts to regulate her weight. They also discuss how racism plays into our beauty standards. Y'all this one is GOOD.
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EP. 55: QUEERING THE CRIME GENRE with The Naturals creator, Caitlin Graham
In this episode we sit down with Pink Among Men collaborator, Caitlin Graham to discuss her life, work and recent venture with THE NATURALS which you can view on YouTube, Facebook and IGTV - check it out here.
CAITLIN GRAHAM has been creating her own work in film and theatre for over a decade, including the award-winning dark comedy web series No Method and her brand new queer crime drama series The Naturals. She also cast and co-wrote the hit web series Queering, which went to SXSW in 2019.
Before COVID-19 hit, she was set to launch a tour of The Next Stage, a solo show that tells the story of her first panic attack, which happened while she was performing in a play. When live theatre is in full swing again, she’s slated to present it at The Barrow Group as part of their Artist Residency Program and at the Atlanta Fringe Festival.
When she’s not creating her own work, she helps tech companies and nonprofits alike as a video/marketing and operations consultant and often works as a casting director. She’s a proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA and an NYC native (Brooklyn, born and raised). MFA, Boston University. www.caitlingraham.com
*Please note that Pink Among Men is a production partner of The Naturals and the series was directed by host, Amy DePaola.
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DIRTY JOKES & BEING A MOM with comedian Alyce Chan!
Alyce Chan is a stand-up comedian and the creator of BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) comedy. Alyce has also been featured on Filter Free Parents and the Tamron Hall Show. Alyce was also recently selected to be part of the White and Warren's modenr icons. She is the founder of MomComNYC on Instagram and also appears in the Pink Among Men produced quarantine comedy series "I Loathe the Quaran20s" streaming now.
We talk about how Alyce discovered her love for being funny at a young age when she memorized dirty jokes to tell her classmates to re-discovering comedy through stand-up in her thirties and creating a world of entertainment for parents, particularly, moms.
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Follow "I Loathe the Quaran20s" @iloathethequaran20s to see Alyce. Also available on Facebook and YouTube.
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This episode was produced by Lauren Flack, edited by Sarah Weck and hosted by Amy DePaola.
EP. 53: FROM VOLDEMORT TO SHELF LIFE the comedic collaboration of Gianmarco Soresi and Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand
WE ARE BACK. WHAT HAPPENED WHILE WE WERE GONE?
Greetings from our new studio in LA! That's right. Still NY'ers at heart (its really our home - if you can't tell when Amy's accent slips in) but, this official makes us a bi-coastal team!
In this episode, Amy sits down with two extremely talented and hard working individuals, comedian and actor, GIANMARCO SORESI and actress, writer and producer, LINDSAY-ELIZABETH HAND. The two first collaborated a few years ago when they made the viral hit "Voldemort's First ASMR," and haven't looked back since.
Now they have partnered to bring together Gianmarco's debut stand-up comedy special SHELF LIFE where Gianmarco proves that stand-up always finds a way - even in a global pandemic. Experience his first (and hopefully last) outdoor comedy special filmed in front of a socially distanced audience. Directed by Emmy Award-winner Andy Buck, produced by Jacklyn Thrapp andLindsay-Elizabeth Hand, the special is available on Amazon Prime and is being lauded, and rightfully so, by critics for how funny it is.
Gianmarco also stars in the Pink Among Men quarantine comedy series I LOATHE THE QUARAN20's which is available on IGTV, Facebook and YouTube.
Gianmarco Soresi is a stand up comedian who just released his first comedy special, SHELF LIFE, on Amazon. He can also be seen briefly in the movie HUSTLERS with J-Lo, CBS' BLUE BLOODS, Netflix's BONDING and the upcoming Billy Crystal movie, HERE TODAY. Follow him across all socials @gianmarcosoresi.
Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand is a SAG-AFTRA actress, an award-winning screenwriter, and the Owner and Founder of Edge In Motion Productions, a full-service production company specializing in comedic TV Pilots and viral internet content. Her work has caught the eye of several publications including HuffPo, Funny or Die, Broadway World, A.V. Club, Paste Magazine, Flavorwire, Laughspin, Spoiled NYC, Comedy Cake, and Theater Geek to name a few. Follow Lindsay on social media @thelindsayhand.
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Interesting every time!
The diverse backgrounds of the guests on this podcast is amazing.
four stars and it's good!
I love this podcast!!
This podcast is amazing, I feel super empowered after each episode. Amy and her guests remind us that we are all strong women and we can take on the world! I love it!