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Movies, punchlines, music and travelogues. Hosted by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, this show invites a guest to bring in their favorite film, favorite joke, favorite album, and favorite place - and discuss two, chosen at random.

Expect conversation, culture, comedy, and a compelling way to pass the time. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nathaniel-brimmer-beller/support

Playing Favorites Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Movies, punchlines, music and travelogues. Hosted by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, this show invites a guest to bring in their favorite film, favorite joke, favorite album, and favorite place - and discuss two, chosen at random.

Expect conversation, culture, comedy, and a compelling way to pass the time. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nathaniel-brimmer-beller/support

    Apphia Campbell

    Apphia Campbell

    You read that right! My guest on Playing Favorites tonight is Apphia Campbell, the brilliant writer and performer who has brought two ingenious and universally acclaimed pieces to the Fringe, and I am lucky to say has been a wonderfully gracious new friend and guest.

    We sat down in mid-August, minutes after her now legendary piece Black Is The Color of My Voice finished at the Pleasance EICC. We discussed the show, what it’s been like performing it for nearly 10 years, thoughts on writing new projects, past Nina Simone-inspired stories, how to think about a one-person show, her phenomenal play Woke, our admiration of Miriam Makeba, Rebecca Hall’s brilliant film Passing, making theatre in Shanghai, and lots more. It’s a very special episode of Playing Favorites!


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    • 42 min
    Alexandra Clare

    Alexandra Clare

    The other half of our kickass Press Team this Fringe is Alexandra Clare, who joins Playing Favorites and admits to crimes live on air! She also talks very cheesy jokes, the loveliness of old music, finding confidence at 10 years old, when and when not to use what drama school has taught you, and, again, crimes.



    It's Playing Favorites! Come see Press!

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    Press returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after its 2021 premiere, described as “genius” (★★★★★ - Broadway Baby) with “a wonderful set-up” that “delivers in every manner” (★★★★★ - The Violet Curtain).

    When two film producers learn their prestigious, Oscar-bait Civil War movie cast a white actor in a role meant for a Black actor, they frantically try to avoid public scrutiny by any means necessary.

    After successful runs at the Old Red Lion in Islington, Sands Film Studio in Rotherhithe, and the OSO Arts Centre in Barnes, Press has been reimagined for this year's Fringe with an all-female cast. Black Bat Productions is delighted to feature Kaia Hickson as Dani Fring, and Alexandra Clare as Kate Smalls.

    Pleasance Below | 17th-29th August | 12.45pm

    tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/press

    blackbat.uk


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    • 30 min
    Kaia Hickson

    Kaia Hickson

    Peace River Hickson herself comes on Playing Favorites to talk all things Press (coming to the Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Fringe 17th August!), plus her experiences in Malaysia, her love of alt-J (and opinions on their second album), her long road to Mountview, and the concept of death.



    It's Playing Favorites! 

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    Press returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after its 2021 premiere, described as “genius” (★★★★★ - Broadway Baby) with “a wonderful set-up” that “delivers in every manner” (★★★★★ - The Violet Curtain).

    When two film producers learn their prestigious, Oscar-bait Civil War movie cast a white actor in a role meant for a Black actor, they frantically try to avoid public scrutiny by any means necessary.

    After successful runs at the Old Red Lion in Islington, Sands Film Studio in Rotherhithe, and the OSO Arts Centre in Barnes, Press has been reimagined for this year's Fringe with an all-female cast. Black Bat Productions is delighted to feature Kaia Hickson as Dani Fring, and Alexandra Clare as Kate Smalls.

    Pleasance Below | 17th-29th August | 12.45pm
    tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/press
    blackbat.uk


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    • 34 min
    PF IV. Pod Gun: Maverick

    PF IV. Pod Gun: Maverick

    IT'S THE 50TH EPISODE OF PLAYING FAVORITES!
    Thank you all for listening!
    What better way to celebrate than by soaring on the wings of F18s as the fourth PF Series tackles the high-flying-est film of the year. 


    Nathaniel, Phoebe, Emily & Elihu throw caution and skepticism to the wind as they get their spines rattled and their spirits cleansed at a 4DX screening of Top Gun: Maverick and then immediately podcast about it, exactly as the listening fans deserve. Only the best at Top Pod / Pod Gun / Pod Fun / Podverick / Playing Flyvorites / Flying Mav-orites.


    Topics discussed range all over the airmap, including our favorite callsigns, how we'd each be as pilots, the film's relationship with military propaganda, Tom Cruise & the "star career,"  the concept of movies as amusement park rides, exemplary grunt-acting, the film's Cannes premiere (which one of us attended), and why the 4DX option might be severely underrated. 


    So have some Pod Fun with PF IV. Here's to 50 more!


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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Elihu Ngbodi

    Elihu Ngbodi

    The one & only Elihu Ngbodi, hailing from Poughkeepsie, New York & diving into the world of London acting, swings by Playing Favorites to chat about our shared backgrounds in International Relations, his past as a production assistant, loving Casablanca, visiting beautiful lakes, plans, Shutter Island, un-remake-able films, Norm Macdonald's bits about his own death, and whether or not Elihu would be in a superhero joint if one came around. Enjoy! 

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    • 59 min
    Andy Gatchalian

    Andy Gatchalian

    Splendid actor & splendid person Andy Gatchalian hops on Playing Favorites to talk acting, Mike Mills, Feng Suave, squeaky chairs, films where nothing happens but it’s just vibes, Orange Peel Productions, and Pink Floyd’s new line of energy drinks.
    Drink Pink Flroid Rage today! 

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    • 50 min

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