The 29-Hour Podcast is a series of conversations with theater artists about their craft and experiences in the industry. Hosts Julia Meinwald & Sam Heldt talk to actors, writers, directors, and anyone who has experience developing new work.
#42: Season Two Finale
In this week's season finale mini-episode, Sam and Julia talk to each other about how the podcast has changed over its first two seasons, predictions for the next year, and all our angst over making reels for ourselves.
#41: Christiana Cole
This week we talk to performer and writer Christiana Cole about a career in opera performance as a war of attrition, the trickiness of inhabiting liminal identities, and the worst piece of advice she ever got.
#40: Daniel K. Isaac
This week we talked with writer and performer Daniel K. Isaac about getting job offers via Instagram, writing autobiographically, and the moment you realize you can quit your day job.
#39: Austen Danielle Bohmer
This week we talk with performer Austen Danielle Bohmer about why to avoid explicit discussions about tone in the rehearsal process, how to identify a good human, and her recent performance with Sam in Fall Springs at Barrington Stage.
#38: Max Chernin
This week we talk with performer Max Chernin about lessons learned from luminous castmates, setting the right tone in a rehearsal room, and what we're all hoping to find in Brooklyn.
#37: Ellen Condon Macy
This week we talk with actress Ellen Condon Macy about finding a healthy way to emotionally connect with your performance, using Instagram to relieve artistic frustration, and the difference between confidence and arrogance. And nobody cries.
Candid and Thoughtful Theater Shoptalk
As a theater artist, it is refreshing to hear others in this industry speak so freely and relatably about the issues we all deal with; I imagine that for an outsider, this is one of the most frank (without ever being nasty) discussions of the craft you will find. For a free-ranging, unstructured podcast, the continuity of subject matter and odd quirks across episodes is surprising and delightful. And while I do think they could stand to up the sound levels a tad, the editing is seamless, very tightly produced for a DIY podcast.
Not just for theater lovers
I just listened to the episode with Tom and really enjoyed it even as only a casual theater watcher. The conversations about imposter syndrome, dealing with criticism, and interview advice were really relevant to me and fascinating to listen to. Julia and Sam have great chemistry!
Fascinating insight into the creative process
As a theater lover, but non-creative person, I look forward to hearing about the inspiration, craft, and uncertainties of theater illuminated by Sam Heldt, Julia Meinwald and their accomplished guests in this podcast. If you haven’t yet heard this delightful podcast, do yourself a favor and tune in.