Art, in its most immaculate form, holds up a mirror to society. The most affecting work reflects back to us profound truths about the world we live in, and reminds us to look deeper inside for the parts of ourselves we’ve forgotten. But who’s holding the mirror? And how do their own experiences shape what each of us sees?
The Mirror Podcast is produced and presented by SOCIETY, a Los Angeles based production company, and hosted by Harry Calbom.
Each week, we sit down with an artist and ask them to turn the lens on themselves by sharing what has shaped the world they hold up to each of us. The conversation is less about the technical steps each artist took to find success than it is about what drew them to start making things in the first place. Every conversation invites listeners to take a look into The Mirror and dares them to ask the question, “what will I find in its reflection?”
Director Rachel Lee Goldenberg
On the eve of the release of her latest film VALLEY GIRL, Emmy Winner Rachel Lee Goldenberg discusses re-making an '80s cult classic as a jukebox musical, and traces her unconventional journey from unpaid intern to studio director. Includes segments about Between Two Ferns with Barack Obama, A Deadly Adoption (Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig), and her next feature film, Unpregnant.
BONUS: Song Commentaries with Lemolo
Do you remember the "Director Commentary" feature of the DVD era? How great was that? As a bonus for our episode with Meagan Grandall of Lemolo we are introducing "Song Commentaries". After we recorded the interview we asked Meagan to listen to three songs off her new record and talk us through them.
Meagan Grandall of Lemolo
A revealing conversation about the immense challenges of pursuing a career as an independent musician. Meagan Grandall discusses how close she has come to giving up and why she keeps going. Full disclosure: Harry is a die hard fan of her band, Lemolo:-)
Directing Duo TwinTaoers
Directors Aaron & Winston Tao reflect on transcending childhood trauma, wrestling with cultural heritage, and the search for spiritual identity. Hear why they wouldn’t have it any other way and how these challenges fuel their focus: improving humanity through film.
The Mirror: Promo
Art, in its most immaculate form, holds up a mirror to society. But who’s holding the mirror? And how do their experiences shape what each of us each sees? Each episode, we sit down with artists and ask them to turn the lens on themselves by sharing what has shaped the world they hold up to each of us.
Amazing Start… Hope they keep it up.
This podcast has huge promise. The first two episodes are among the most substantive and high quality I have ever heard. Please keep it going!
Great podcast for Creative types
Reminded me of a hybrid between “This American Life” and “Inside the Actor’s Studio”