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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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nathaniel-brimmer-beller/support

    Suani Rincon

    Suani Rincon

    From her ASMR intro to her Sinatra-inspired sendoff, Suani Rincon proves a more subversive podcast guest than I expected. 

    Among many topics, we discuss Channing Tatum, Killers concerts, differences between ‘Western' and 'Eastern’ approaches to theatre, and Brandon Flowers’ singing voice - plus, Suani reads from 70 Hilariously Funny Jokes to Tickle Your Family’s Funny Bone, which is definitely not something she googled seconds before we started recording. Tune in!


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    • 31 min
    Rosie Hart

    Rosie Hart

    Actor, lifesaver, star of the Fringe and now the Canal Café Theatre stage Rosie Hart plays favorites tonight. Rosie plays Trace Marquand in Nines, the new play from Black Bat Productions, set backstage at a fashion show in 1966.
    In this episode Rosie discusses her stepping in last-minute to the role of Kate in Press in Edinburgh Fringe 2021, her admiration of Roberto Benigni, the word “apocryphal,” and in one of my favorite pieces of audio ever featured on this show, how she’s originally from “near Nairn.”
    Nines is playing at the Canal Café Theatre on the 23rd, 24th and 26th November at 7.30pm ONLY. Book your tickets on our website blackbat.uk or here: canalcafetheatre.com/our-shows/nines.

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    • 42 min
    Amy Wallace

    Amy Wallace

    Master of the mid-Atlantic, mid-century atmosphere Amy Wallace, who plays Penelope White in Nines, sits down on Playing Favorites for a bubbly, wide-ranging chat about, among other things, this “scandalous, at times a little bit sexy” new 60s-set show from Black Bat Productions. 

    In this episode we compare how and when to go to shows by yourself, and discuss whether generating serotonin is enough to justify when TV is making the world objectively worse. Also a mostly visual joke gets told on a podcast, and Amy asks who my favorite cast member of Nines is. Tune in!

    Nines is playing at the Canal Café Theatre on the 23rd, 24th and 26th November at 7.30pm ONLY. Book your tickets on our website blackbat.uk or here: canalcafetheatre.com/our-shows/nines.


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    • 39 min
    Annabella Fazio

    Annabella Fazio

    The delightful Annabella Fazio plays favorites tonight. A talented multi-hyphenate, international artist, and incredible flatmate, Bella talks us through her inspirations to work in the creative arts, how 1993’s Benny & Joon affected her approach to life, our shared love of and slight addiction to the Cannes Film Festival, and the Hemingway short story that sparked her journey into producing the already acclaimed short film Undecided (which you should all check out and follow here: instagram.com/undecidedfilm).

    We also discuss why actors should live with directors, and pose a challenge for listeners to figure out which song inspired the name of a certain production company… For those wondering, our chat was recorded in sunny London in early August, hence the time frame.


    As always, thank you for listening, and enjoy!


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    • 29 min
    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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    • 41 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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    • 29 min

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