60 pippa.io Living with a Genius Interviews http://livingwithagenius.com en All rights reserved interviews,podcast,theater,opera,omar crook,long-form,iconoclasts,classical music,la opera,famous,eric whitacre Omar Crook Smart folks, chatting with each other. Smart folks, chatting with each other. Smart folks, chatting with each other. yes Omar Crook info+5a9c55aefe2b6922624e9596@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a9c55aefe2b6922624e9596/1522188804334-47a74b49efd02a13ca502f518a425e83.jpeg http://livingwithagenius.com Living with a Genius Interviews https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/living-with-a-genius-interviews Episode 89: Singer, actor, impresario: Christa Stevens Episode 89: Singer, actor, impresario: Christa Stevens Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:45:00 GMT 58:19 5acbaad10f06e6a660f6d1f5 no https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/episode-89-singer-actor-impresario-christa-stevens How to make a living as a musician out of college? Wear many hats. full How to make a living as a musician out of college? Wear many hats. How to make a living as a musician out of college? Wear many hats. Episode 88: Stage director, dramaturg - Sara Widzer Episode 88: Stage director, dramaturg - Sara Widzer Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:51:01 GMT 53:40 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/364940954 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd88 Sara Widzer is my guest, this week. Sara and I me… Thanksgiving 2017 Thanksgiving 2017 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:33:18 GMT 6:52 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/361724201 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd89 Episode 87: Soprano and KUSC radio host - Jennifer Miller Episode 87: Soprano and KUSC radio host - Jennifer Miller Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:59:51 GMT 46:25 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/358591592 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd8a Jennifer Miller is my guest this week. Jen and I … Episode 86: Comedian, entrepreneur, filmmaker, author, and all-around polymath - Louise Palanker Episode 86: Comedian, entrepreneur, filmmaker, author, and all-around polymath - Louise Palanker Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:23:35 GMT 1:28:05 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/355282619 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd8b Louise Palanker is a true polymath. Comedian, aut… Episode 85: Mezzo-soprano, illustrator, expert meditator - Veronica Christenson Episode 85: Mezzo-soprano, illustrator, expert meditator - Veronica Christenson Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:58:28 GMT 24:23 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/352036856 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd8c Veronica Christenson has been a colleague of mine… Episode 84: Composer, pianist, arranger, producer - Stephen Edwards Episode 84: Composer, pianist, arranger, producer - Stephen Edwards Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:29:23 GMT 54:09 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/349310780 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd8d Composer, arranger, producer, Stephen Edwards is … Episode 83: Singer, Producer, Composer - Ron Dante Episode 83: Singer, Producer, Composer - Ron Dante Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:18:33 GMT 51:38 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/348252993 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd8e Singer, producer, composer, Ron Dante is my guest… Episode 82: Opera director and designer - Thaddeus Strassberger Episode 82: Opera director and designer - Thaddeus Strassberger Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:52:38 GMT 46:17 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/347189971 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd8f Opera director, engineer, and designer, Thaddeus … Episode 81: Tenor, impresario - Mario Chang Episode 81: Tenor, impresario - Mario Chang Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:18:00 GMT 1:08:32 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/346125175 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd90 Tenor, Mario Chang is my guest this week. We firs… <![CDATA[Episode 80: Mezzo-soprano - Kelley O'Connor]]> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:58:41 GMT 51:58 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/345039278 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd91 Episode 79: Conductor, composer, professor - John Alexander Episode 79: Conductor, composer, professor - John Alexander Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:23:15 GMT 55:23 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/344003245 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd92 Choral titan, John Alexander is my guest this wee… Episode 78: International Art Curator - Pedro Alonzo Episode 78: International Art Curator - Pedro Alonzo Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:32:47 GMT 1:19:31 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/342952381 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd93 My cousin Pete is on the show!! Pedro Alonzo is a… Episode 77: POP Artistic Director - Josh Shaw Episode 77: POP Artistic Director - Josh Shaw Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:36:12 GMT 38:25 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/341923672 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd94 Josh Shaw is the Artistic Director of the Pacific… Episode 76: Singer, actress, author- Gloria Loring Episode 76: Singer, actress, author- Gloria Loring Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:35:22 GMT 54:30 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/340888155 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd95 Episode 75: Composer, conductor, arranger- Victor Vanacore Episode 75: Composer, conductor, arranger- Victor Vanacore Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:39:26 GMT 1:44:02 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/339878232 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd96 Victor Vanacore has worked with some of the bigge… Episode 74: Susan Bennett- The original voice of Siri Episode 74: Susan Bennett- The original voice of Siri Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:41:35 GMT 24:57 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/338870504 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd97 Musician, voice-over artist and the original voic… Musician, voice-over artist and the original voice of Siri, Susan Bennett is my guest today! It was great getting the scoop on how one becomes the voice of Siri, the hiring process and the secretive process that Apple uses for this kind of thing. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the chat! Musician, voice-over artist and the original voice of Siri, Susan Bennett is my guest today! It was great getting the scoop on how one becomes the voice of Siri, the hiring process and the secretive process that Apple uses for this kind of thing. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the chat! Susan Bennett- The voice of Siri Susan Bennett- The voice of Siri Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:28:46 GMT 1:02 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/338576917 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd98 Episode 73: Jasper Randall Episode 73: Jasper Randall Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:27:58 GMT 59:04 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/337891343 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd99 Jasper Randall is my guest this week! Jasper is o… Jasper Randall is my guest this week! Jasper is one of the very few titans of Hollywood vocal music in the world, having worked on COUNTLESS blockbuster soundtracks over the last two decades- little films like Frozen, X-Men, La-La Land, and the upcoming movies, It, Pitch Perfect 3, Cloverfield, etc, etc, etc... Jasper sings, conducts, and is also a fine composer, currently in residence with the Los Robles Master Chorale. This is a great interview for folks wanting to get to know the man behind the curtain, and RARE peak into the peculiar, mysterious and sometimes secretive business of Hollywood soundtrack production. Enjoy! Jasper Randall is my guest this week! Jasper is one of the very few titans of Hollywood vocal music in the world, having worked on COUNTLESS blockbuster soundtracks over the last two decades- little films like Frozen, X-Men, La-La Land, and the upcoming movies, It, Pitch Perfect 3, Cloverfield, etc, etc, etc... Jasper sings, conducts, and is also a fine composer, currently in residence with the Los Robles Master Chorale. This is a great interview for folks wanting to get to know the man behind the curtain, and RARE peak into the peculiar, mysterious and sometimes secretive business of Hollywood soundtrack production. Enjoy! Episode 72: Moira Smiley Episode 72: Moira Smiley Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:32:16 GMT 51:43 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/336832744 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd9a The talented and lovely Moira Smiley is my guest,… Our Final Summer Break Flashback Episode: John Powell Our Final Summer Break Flashback Episode: John Powell Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:35:43 GMT 1:52:57 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/335685475 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd9b Composer of over 50 blockbuster soundtracks, incl… Summer Break Flashback: Jeff Beal Summer Break Flashback: Jeff Beal Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:06:15 GMT 52:42 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/334612484 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd9c Jeff Beal!! One of my favorite humans is making h… Summer Break Flashback: Charles Anthony Silvestri Summer Break Flashback: Charles Anthony Silvestri Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:39:40 GMT 47:08 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/333529597 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd9d Summer Break Flashback: Michael Nielsen Summer Break Flashback: Michael Nielsen Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:26:07 GMT 53:35 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/332550989 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd9e Today, for my Summer Break Flashback series, Ninj… Summer Break Flashback: James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera; RAI National Symphony Orchestra Summer Break Flashback: James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera; RAI National Symphony Orchestra Mon, 03 Jul 2017 19:22:33 GMT 50:04 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/331395805 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dd9f Summer Break Flashback: Grant Gershon Summer Break Flashback: Grant Gershon Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:17:23 GMT 1:04:45 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/330212211 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda0 Continuing my summer break, I’m reissuing another… Summer Break Flashback: Shawn Kirchner Summer Break Flashback: Shawn Kirchner Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:03:46 GMT 1:25:12 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/328879450 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda1 Composer, pianist, vocalist and peace-lover, Shaw… Episode 71: Roberto Cani Episode 71: Roberto Cani Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:44:10 GMT 1:01:43 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/327751117 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda2 Roberto Cani, concertmaster of the LA Opera Orche… Episode 70: Nino Sanikidze Episode 70: Nino Sanikidze Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:03:54 GMT 55:43 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/326298882 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda3 Nino Sanikidze, pianist extraordinaire, is my gue… Episode 69: Miah Im Episode 69: Miah Im Mon, 29 May 2017 19:08:53 GMT 50:35 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/325070089 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda4 Pianist, conductor, coach, prompter and erstwhile… Episode 68: Russell Thomas Episode 68: Russell Thomas Mon, 22 May 2017 19:11:11 GMT 47:32 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/323968693 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda5 Tenor, Russell Thomas, is my guest this week! We … Tenor, Russell Thomas, is my guest this week! We talk about career, rep, fees, finances, retirement and a whole lot more. Russell is a world-class talent, and he’s very thoughtful and quick to share his insights- especially regarding the precarious and careful climb to the top. Enjoy! Tenor, Russell Thomas, is my guest this week! We talk about career, rep, fees, finances, retirement and a whole lot more. Russell is a world-class talent, and he’s very thoughtful and quick to share his insights- especially regarding the precarious and careful climb to the top. Enjoy! Episode 67: Shola Richards Episode 67: Shola Richards Mon, 15 May 2017 18:01:23 GMT 50:52 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/322757421 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda6 Positivity guru, Shola Richards, is my guest this… <![CDATA[Episode 66: Todd Strange & Arnold Geis]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 19:44:05 GMT 50:55 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/321617661 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda7 Episode 65: James Martin Schaefer 2017 Episode 65: James Martin Schaefer 2017 Mon, 01 May 2017 19:52:35 GMT 59:38 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/320383229 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda8 Marty Schaefer is my guest this week. Marty and I… Episode 64: Philip Cokorinos Episode 64: Philip Cokorinos Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:38:14 GMT 47:44 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/319279609 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dda9 Bass-baritone, Phil Cokorinos is my guest this we… Bass-baritone, Phil Cokorinos is my guest this week. Phil has sung with us at least a half-dozen times in my twelve years with LAO. Always the consummate professional and great colleague, Phil manages to turn in great performances, night after night. This is a particularly interesting chat for all of you aspiring opera singers out there, and for those of you who want to get a glimpse into the dedication that goes into it. Enjoy, and thanks for listening! Bass-baritone, Phil Cokorinos is my guest this week. Phil has sung with us at least a half-dozen times in my twelve years with LAO. Always the consummate professional and great colleague, Phil manages to turn in great performances, night after night. This is a particularly interesting chat for all of you aspiring opera singers out there, and for those of you who want to get a glimpse into the dedication that goes into it. Enjoy, and thanks for listening! Episode 63: Vittorio Grigolo Episode 63: Vittorio Grigolo Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:58:11 GMT 32:44 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/318028388 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddaa Superstar tenor, Vittorio Grigolo is my guest thi… Episode 62: Nicholas Brownlee Episode 62: Nicholas Brownlee Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:57:02 GMT 52:23 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/317040975 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddab Rising star, Nicholas Brownlee is my guest this w… Episode 61: Ted Perlman Episode 61: Ted Perlman Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:37:16 GMT 1:04:16 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/315936985 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddac Producer, arranger, performer, Ted Perlman is my … Episode 60: Sharon Farber Episode 60: Sharon Farber Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:52:00 GMT 1:07:35 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/314740958 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddad Film and TV composer, Sharon Farber, is my guest … Episode 59: Haim Mazar Episode 59: Haim Mazar Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:48:28 GMT 57:56 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/313481185 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddae Film and TV composer, Haim Mazar is my guest this… Episode 57: Tali Tadmor Episode 57: Tali Tadmor Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:47:25 GMT 46:47 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/311037024 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddaf This week, I got to sit and chat with another one… Episode 56: Christopher Koelsch Episode 56: Christopher Koelsch Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:33:56 GMT 1:07:30 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/309981173 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb0 CEO of LA Opera, Christopher Koelsch, is my guest… Episode 55: Julia Aks Episode 55: Julia Aks Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:48:53 GMT 51:03 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/308715722 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb1 Multidisciplinarian, Julia Aks, is my guest this … Episode 54: Brenton Ryan Episode 54: Brenton Ryan Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:57:33 GMT 47:10 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/307580989 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb2 Episode 53: Jonathan Mangum Episode 53: Jonathan Mangum Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:37:24 GMT 45:43 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/306412624 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb3 Comedian Jonathan Mangum is my guest this week. H… Episode 50-51: Eric Whitacre 2017 Episode 50-51: Eric Whitacre 2017 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:28:54 GMT 1:34:42 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/305297678 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb4 Episode 52: Morris Robinson Episode 52: Morris Robinson Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:52:20 GMT 32:48 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/305291753 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb5 Morris Robinson, bass, is my guest on this episod… Morris Robinson, bass, is my guest on this episode. We talk about family, preparation, perseverance, and the importance of being a good colleague. Lots of lessons here, and not a word about politics, which is pretty weird for me. I hope you enjoy the interview and remember to give your donation to the ACLU. Thanks for listening! Morris Robinson, bass, is my guest on this episode. We talk about family, preparation, perseverance, and the importance of being a good colleague. Lots of lessons here, and not a word about politics, which is pretty weird for me. I hope you enjoy the interview and remember to give your donation to the ACLU. Thanks for listening! Episode 51: Eric Whitacre 2017 - Part 2 Episode 51: Eric Whitacre 2017 - Part 2 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:54:07 GMT 56:05 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/304084262 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb6 Episode 50: Eric Whitacre 2017 - Part 1 Episode 50: Eric Whitacre 2017 - Part 1 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:38:12 GMT 48:41 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/303007548 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb7 Part one of a two-parter with Eric Whitacre. Eric… Episode 49: Eric Whitacre 2016 Episode 49: Eric Whitacre 2016 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:30:23 GMT 1:05:16 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/301730273 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb8 LWAG End Of The Year Extravaganza LWAG End Of The Year Extravaganza Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:47:34 GMT 31:47 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/300653661 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddb9 Well, here we are, a year older and a year wiser,… Brandon Ogborn: Part 4 Brandon Ogborn: Part 4 Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:41:43 GMT 49:05 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/299702312 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddba This concludes my terrific conversation with auth… Brandon Ogborn - Part 3 Brandon Ogborn - Part 3 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:43:18 GMT 31:12 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/299002581 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddbb Episode 47: Kristin Towers-Rowles Episode 47: Kristin Towers-Rowles Mon, 19 Dec 2016 21:56:21 GMT 1:09:47 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/298680714 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddbc Multi-award-winning actress, singer, dancer, and … Brandon Ogborn - Part 2 Brandon Ogborn - Part 2 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:58:23 GMT 29:07 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/297925062 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddbd Episode 46: Roger Bart Episode 46: Roger Bart Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:54:42 GMT 30:53 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/297587628 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddbe Roger Bart- I mean, what can I say? We just wrapp… Brandon Ogborn - Part 1 Brandon Ogborn - Part 1 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:18:49 GMT 31:47 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/296757329 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddbf This is Brandon Ogborn. We had a two-hour-long co… This is Brandon Ogborn. We had a two-hour-long conversation. We may be partnering up on a new show idea he has, which I think you all will enjoy, and he wrote a play called The Tomkat Project, which is the story of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. I loved it, and I know you will too, so I think you should pick up a copy here: http://www.brandonogborn.com/. Enjoy part one of our very long, but very entertaining chat, and thanks for listening! This is Brandon Ogborn. We had a two-hour-long conversation. We may be partnering up on a new show idea he has, which I think you all will enjoy, and he wrote a play called The Tomkat Project, which is the story of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. I loved it, and I know you will too, so I think you should pick up a copy here: http://www.brandonogborn.com/. Enjoy part one of our very long, but very entertaining chat, and thanks for listening! Episode 45: Joshua Guerrero Episode 45: Joshua Guerrero Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:33:59 GMT 58:45 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/296406704 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc0 Tenor, Joshua Guerrero is my guest this week. I f… Episode 44: Anthony Roth Costanzo Episode 44: Anthony Roth Costanzo Sun, 27 Nov 2016 05:17:46 GMT 46:07 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/294950548 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc1 Anthony Roth Costanzo is my guest this week. He i… Episode 43: Matthew Aucoin Episode 43: Matthew Aucoin Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:40:11 GMT 51:31 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/294133473 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc2 Born in 1990, Matthew Auc.... BORN IN 1990?? Yup.… Episode 42: Phelim McDermott Episode 42: Phelim McDermott Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:44:33 GMT 59:56 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/293014280 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc3 Episode 42: Phelim McDermottPhelim is the direct… Episode 42: Phelim McDermottPhelim is the director of our current production of Akhnaten at LA Opera. I love this show. I also love the passion, conviction, and freedom that Phelim has given us to help deliver a truly powerful emotional message to our audience. Phelim also operates an experimental theater company called, Improbable- look him up at www.improbable.co.uk. Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did! Episode 42: Phelim McDermottPhelim is the director of our current production of Akhnaten at LA Opera. I love this show. I also love the passion, conviction, and freedom that Phelim has given us to help deliver a truly powerful emotional message to our audience. Phelim also operates an experimental theater company called, Improbable- look him up at www.improbable.co.uk. Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did! Episode 41: Levi Petree and Sean Novak Episode 41: Levi Petree and Sean Novak Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:55:07 GMT 51:19 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/291822803 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc4 I met Levi through Sean, who I met through his wi… I met Levi through Sean, who I met through his wife, Christina, who went to college with my wife. Levi is cool. He plays country music, and I like it. Sean is also cool. We talk about music, politics, success, hardship, and keeping your nose to the grindstone in the face of adversity- Listen and enjoy!Check out the band at: www.levipetree.com I met Levi through Sean, who I met through his wife, Christina, who went to college with my wife. Levi is cool. He plays country music, and I like it. Sean is also cool. We talk about music, politics, success, hardship, and keeping your nose to the grindstone in the face of adversity- Listen and enjoy!Check out the band at: www.levipetree.com Episode 40: Sean Gandini Episode 40: Sean Gandini Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:13:22 GMT 44:34 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/290846831 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc5 World-renowned juggler, Sean Gandini joins me tod… Episode 39: Jonathan Talberg Episode 39: Jonathan Talberg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:01:38 GMT 1:05:28 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/289778638 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc6 Choral director Jonathan Talberg is my guest, thi… Episode 38: Jake Runestad Episode 38: Jake Runestad Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:41:27 GMT 48:26 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/288711300 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc7 Episode 37: Claire Friday Episode 37: Claire Friday Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:53:53 GMT 58:11 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/287031669 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc8 Episode 36: James Conlon Episode 36: James Conlon Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:52:26 GMT 49:52 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/285613720 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddc9 Episode 35: Anne Tomlinson Episode 35: Anne Tomlinson Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:04:14 GMT 41:37 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/284772220 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddca Episode 34: Arturo Chacon - Cruz Episode 34: Arturo Chacon - Cruz Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:07:20 GMT 40:11 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/283641540 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddcb Tenor, Arturo Chacon-Cruz is my guest this week. … Episode 33: John Powell Part 2 Episode 33: John Powell Part 2 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:33:19 GMT 53:49 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/282591921 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddcc Part two of my two-part interview with the great … Part two of my two-part interview with the great John Powell. Enjoy! Part two of my two-part interview with the great John Powell. Enjoy! Episode 32: John Powell Part 1 Episode 32: John Powell Part 1 Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:26:55 GMT 54:04 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/281442941 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddcd Episode 31: Fletcher Sheridan Episode 31: Fletcher Sheridan Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:52:28 GMT 45:42 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/279392509 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddce Fletcher Sheridan is a name you may not recognize… Episode 30: Dale Trumbore Episode 30: Dale Trumbore Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:53:19 GMT 54:56 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/278387458 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddcf Composer Dale Trumbore is my guest this week. I l… Episode 29: Michael Nielsen Episode 29: Michael Nielsen Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:45:37 GMT 51:40 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/276881507 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd0 Composer/producer Michael Nielsen is my guest thi… Episode 28: Christopher Job Episode 28: Christopher Job Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:41:34 GMT 51:17 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/275671534 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd1 Chris and I go way back to Cal State Fullerton. H… Episode 27: Tim Campbell Episode 27: Tim Campbell Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:33:00 GMT 48:57 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/275233194 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd2 Tim Campbell is an audio book narrator, working s… Episode 26: Shawn Kirchner Episode 26: Shawn Kirchner Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:31:55 GMT 1:24:05 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/273444955 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd3 Composer, pianist, vocalist and peace-lover, Shaw… Episode 25: Edie Lehmann Boddicker Episode 25: Edie Lehmann Boddicker Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:22:39 GMT 1:06:33 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/273037739 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd4 Episode 24: Nicholas C. Pappas Episode 24: Nicholas C. Pappas Mon, 04 Jul 2016 19:31:46 GMT 1:25:01 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/272172147 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd5 Nicholas C. Pappas is a director, dramaturge and … Episode 23: Grant Gershon Episode 23: Grant Gershon Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:54:47 GMT 1:02:11 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/271497847 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd6 Episode 22: Peabody Southwell Episode 22: Peabody Southwell Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:36:28 GMT 1:08:04 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/269991028 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd7 Peabody is a globally recognized mezzo-soprano an… Episode 21: Robert Thies Episode 21: Robert Thies Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:17:59 GMT 1:26:57 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/268910810 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd8 Robert Thies has been a friend of mine for about … Episode 20: Blair Tindall Episode 20: Blair Tindall Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:32:30 GMT 1:14:22 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/268038200 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddd9 Author Blair Tindall is my guest this week. You m… Episode 19: Carla Jimenez Episode 19: Carla Jimenez Tue, 31 May 2016 16:43:52 GMT 42:00 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/266793043 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddda Carla Jimenez is a working actress in Los Angeles… Episode 18: Jamie Chamberlin Episode 18: Jamie Chamberlin Mon, 23 May 2016 04:44:07 GMT 1:01:32 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/265241057 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dddb The lovely and talented soprano, Jamie Chamberlin… Episode 17: Lesley Leighton Episode 17: Lesley Leighton Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:03 GMT 1:22:11 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/264339011 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dddc Lesley Leighton is the Associate Conductor for th… Episode 16: Kaveh Cohen Episode 16: Kaveh Cohen Mon, 09 May 2016 13:19:32 GMT 57:53 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/262841715 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dddd Founding partner of Ninja Tracks, Kaveh Cohen sit… Episode 15: Leila Charles Leigh Episode 15: Leila Charles Leigh Wed, 04 May 2016 21:08:29 GMT 1:03:25 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/262519883 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddde Leila Charles Leigh and I talk a lot about juggli… Episode 14: Trevore Ross Episode 14: Trevore Ross Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:06:16 GMT 1:04:21 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/261394510 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dddf Stage director Trevore Ross came by the studio to… Stage director Trevore Ross came by the studio today. We talked about growing up in South Carolina and his journey from pianist to stage director and how he settled in Los Angeles. He offers up poignant ideas about life, love and work, and I really found this interview to be easy. Trevore is a good talker, and I’d love to have him back on the show in the future. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy our chat! Stage director Trevore Ross came by the studio today. We talked about growing up in South Carolina and his journey from pianist to stage director and how he settled in Los Angeles. He offers up poignant ideas about life, love and work, and I really found this interview to be easy. Trevore is a good talker, and I’d love to have him back on the show in the future. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy our chat! Episode 13: Jeff Beal Episode 13: Jeff Beal Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:25:29 GMT 51:23 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/261388409 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde0 Composer Jeff Beal is widely known for his work o… Composer Jeff Beal is widely known for his work on such films as Blackfish, Appaloosa, and Pollock, and for his work in television- Monk, Carnivàle, Rome, and the current HBO hit, House Of Cards. Jeff is a generous, magnanimous fellow, and one hell of a great musician and composer. He records his work in the living room of his expansive, comfortable, tuscan-style villa in Agoura Hills, and mixes/masters/delivers it all from home. It’s a pretty sweet setup. Jeff is also scheduling more live performances, one of which I saw the terrific premier of late last year, entitled, “The Salvage Men”. Jeff’s upcoming engagements include “Blackfish Live” at the Hollywood Bowl (7/1/16) and a reprise of “The Salvage Men” later this year, in London, England, which is being conducted by our pal, Eric Whitacre. I hope you enjoy our chat, and thanks again for listening to Living With A Genius with yours, truly: Omar Crook. Composer Jeff Beal is widely known for his work on such films as Blackfish, Appaloosa, and Pollock, and for his work in television- Monk, Carnivàle, Rome, and the current HBO hit, House Of Cards. Jeff is a generous, magnanimous fellow, and one hell of a great musician and composer. He records his work in the living room of his expansive, comfortable, tuscan-style villa in Agoura Hills, and mixes/masters/delivers it all from home. It’s a pretty sweet setup. Jeff is also scheduling more live performances, one of which I saw the terrific premier of late last year, entitled, “The Salvage Men”. Jeff’s upcoming engagements include “Blackfish Live” at the Hollywood Bowl (7/1/16) and a reprise of “The Salvage Men” later this year, in London, England, which is being conducted by our pal, Eric Whitacre. I hope you enjoy our chat, and thanks again for listening to Living With A Genius with yours, truly: Omar Crook. Episode 12: Bradon McDonald Episode 12: Bradon McDonald Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:17:36 GMT 1:08:17 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/261387049 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde1 On this episode, I interview Bradon McDonald of P… On this episode, I interview Bradon McDonald of Project Runway fame. We also discuss his time with the Mark Morris Dance Group, growing up in a crowded house, getting out of a small town to eventually become one of the country’s premier dancers and fashion designers. Our chat is a study in passion, perseverance and dedication- things that I wish I had more of , at least compared to Bradon. My thanks goes out to Josh Winograde for facilitating our meeting- enjoy! On this episode, I interview Bradon McDonald of Project Runway fame. We also discuss his time with the Mark Morris Dance Group, growing up in a crowded house, getting out of a small town to eventually become one of the country’s premier dancers and fashion designers. Our chat is a study in passion, perseverance and dedication- things that I wish I had more of , at least compared to Bradon. My thanks goes out to Josh Winograde for facilitating our meeting- enjoy! Episode 11: Christopher Allen Episode 11: Christopher Allen Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:15:58 GMT 1:15:08 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/261386761 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde2 Conductor Christopher Allen became a friend of mi… Conductor Christopher Allen became a friend of mine through this interview, I can safely say. It’s one of the best things about this podcast for me- meeting people I connect with. Despite my outgoing personality, I’m prone to melancholy and sometimes, meeting people can be hard. Anyway, Chris offers a lot of insight into the behind-the-scenes part of classical music, and I hope you like hearing it as much as I liked producing it. Thanks for listening! Conductor Christopher Allen became a friend of mine through this interview, I can safely say. It’s one of the best things about this podcast for me- meeting people I connect with. Despite my outgoing personality, I’m prone to melancholy and sometimes, meeting people can be hard. Anyway, Chris offers a lot of insight into the behind-the-scenes part of classical music, and I hope you like hearing it as much as I liked producing it. Thanks for listening! Episode 10: Georgia Stitt Episode 10: Georgia Stitt Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:13:49 GMT 1:05:37 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/261386386 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde3 Pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator and fri… Pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator and friend: Georgia Stitt. What can I say- she does it all. Oh, and she juggles a busy home life with Jason Robert Brown and their two beautiful daughters- I swear, my guests usually give me a deep, lingering inferiority complex, but whatever. Georgia is a delight, and I’m so flattered she decided to come over for some lemonade and a chat- Enjoy! Pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator and friend: Georgia Stitt. What can I say- she does it all. Oh, and she juggles a busy home life with Jason Robert Brown and their two beautiful daughters- I swear, my guests usually give me a deep, lingering inferiority complex, but whatever. Georgia is a delight, and I’m so flattered she decided to come over for some lemonade and a chat- Enjoy! Episode 9: Joshua Winograde Episode 9: Joshua Winograde Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:11:11 GMT 52:16 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/261385941 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde4 Joshua Winograde is the Senior Director of Artist… Joshua Winograde is the Senior Director of Artistic Planning at the Los Angeles Opera. In other words, he helps decide (along with Christopher Koelsch, Placido Domingo and James Conlon) on the singers who get hired to sing at the LA Opera. I had a real interest in sitting down with Josh, particularly because after 25+ years as a classical singer, I’ve never really known how things work behind the scenes at a major opera company- I bet you don’t, either. I hope you find what Josh had to say as interesting as I did. Joshua Winograde is the Senior Director of Artistic Planning at the Los Angeles Opera. In other words, he helps decide (along with Christopher Koelsch, Placido Domingo and James Conlon) on the singers who get hired to sing at the LA Opera. I had a real interest in sitting down with Josh, particularly because after 25+ years as a classical singer, I’ve never really known how things work behind the scenes at a major opera company- I bet you don’t, either. I hope you find what Josh had to say as interesting as I did. Episode 8: Adriana Manfredi Episode 8: Adriana Manfredi Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:01:24 GMT 59:12 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/261329150 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde5 Adriana Manfredi is a great friend of mine from L… Adriana Manfredi is a great friend of mine from Los Angeles. She sings all over the place- LA Opera, LA Master Chorale, Long Beach Camerata… and I guarantee you’ve heard her voice on your favorite movies. The interview itself is a departure from any interview style in that it is truly a conversation between friends. You may find it interesting if you grew up in Costa Mesa, Newport or Irvine, or had an affinity for Lion Country Safari, I guess. Anyway, it’s a bonus, so cut me some slack. Adriana Manfredi is a great friend of mine from Los Angeles. She sings all over the place- LA Opera, LA Master Chorale, Long Beach Camerata… and I guarantee you’ve heard her voice on your favorite movies. The interview itself is a departure from any interview style in that it is truly a conversation between friends. You may find it interesting if you grew up in Costa Mesa, Newport or Irvine, or had an affinity for Lion Country Safari, I guess. Anyway, it’s a bonus, so cut me some slack. Episode 7: Charles Anthony Silvestri Episode 7: Charles Anthony Silvestri Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:09:17 GMT 43:06 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/260844483 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde6 Polymath Charles Anthony Silvestri is a poet, his… Polymath Charles Anthony Silvestri is a poet, historian, professor and painter. Oh, and he plays and dances traditional Irish music. And he has a PHD. I honestly don’t know what he’s doing hanging out with the likes of me, but I’m sure glad I have him fooled, somehow. Tony is a wonderful guy, too, and I was honored to chat with him. I greatly admire his fortitude, candor, and humor, and I hope you enjoy our conversation. Polymath Charles Anthony Silvestri is a poet, historian, professor and painter. Oh, and he plays and dances traditional Irish music. And he has a PHD. I honestly don’t know what he’s doing hanging out with the likes of me, but I’m sure glad I have him fooled, somehow. Tony is a wonderful guy, too, and I was honored to chat with him. I greatly admire his fortitude, candor, and humor, and I hope you enjoy our conversation. Episode 6: Robert Istad Episode 6: Robert Istad Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:36:58 GMT 53:14 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/259269265 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde7 Robert (Rob) Istad is one of my favorite folks. W… Robert (Rob) Istad is one of my favorite folks. We were housemates in college… I can still remember his audition at CSUF, and boy, has he come up the ranks. He is the current head of choral studies at Cal State Fullerton, Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers, and soon-to-be Artistic Director of the venerable Pacific Chorale. All that being said, as you’ll hear in my intro, I wanted to hear stories. Stories that have nothing to do with his life in music, but the stories that split my gut way back when. You can Google his name for all that other stuff. Enjoy. Robert (Rob) Istad is one of my favorite folks. We were housemates in college… I can still remember his audition at CSUF, and boy, has he come up the ranks. He is the current head of choral studies at Cal State Fullerton, Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers, and soon-to-be Artistic Director of the venerable Pacific Chorale. All that being said, as you’ll hear in my intro, I wanted to hear stories. Stories that have nothing to do with his life in music, but the stories that split my gut way back when. You can Google his name for all that other stuff. Enjoy. Episode 5: John Holiday Episode 5: John Holiday Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:01:52 GMT 38:15 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/257788551 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde8 Like many of my guests, I met John Holiday at LA … Like many of my guests, I met John Holiday at LA Opera. We happened to be staged together, and every night we’d exchange pleasantries before the curtain rose. We hit it off and managed to keep in touch here and there, mostly through Facebook. I greatly admire his talent, work ethic and attitude, but mostly, he’s an easygoing and very decent human being. Enjoy. Like many of my guests, I met John Holiday at LA Opera. We happened to be staged together, and every night we’d exchange pleasantries before the curtain rose. We hit it off and managed to keep in touch here and there, mostly through Facebook. I greatly admire his talent, work ethic and attitude, but mostly, he’s an easygoing and very decent human being. Enjoy. Episode 4: Hila Plitmann Episode 4: Hila Plitmann Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:00:28 GMT 37:54 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/257254002 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312dde9 Hila Plitmann is a Grammy award-winning soprano, … Hila Plitmann is a Grammy award-winning soprano, and one of my closest friends. Full disclosure: she’s married to Eric Whitacre, who is also one of my closest friends. She and I have a lot in common, but she’s just a lot more interesting. A great thinker, shrouded in modesty- she’s truly one-of-a-kind, as far as I’m concerned. I hope you enjoy our chat, because I’m sure there are many more to come. Hila Plitmann is a Grammy award-winning soprano, and one of my closest friends. Full disclosure: she’s married to Eric Whitacre, who is also one of my closest friends. She and I have a lot in common, but she’s just a lot more interesting. A great thinker, shrouded in modesty- she’s truly one-of-a-kind, as far as I’m concerned. I hope you enjoy our chat, because I’m sure there are many more to come. Episode 3: Ben Bliss Episode 3: Ben Bliss Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:00:46 GMT 1:02:10 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/255555733 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddea What can I say, I messaged Ben about being on thi… What can I say, I messaged Ben about being on this brand-new, nothing-yet podcast and he basically came right over. That’s the kind of guy he is. A supportive colleague, funny, kind and an amazingly hard-working and talented guy. That’s Ben Bliss, and I was so happy to get the chance to chat and get to know this fine, gentleman-singer. What can I say, I messaged Ben about being on this brand-new, nothing-yet podcast and he basically came right over. That’s the kind of guy he is. A supportive colleague, funny, kind and an amazingly hard-working and talented guy. That’s Ben Bliss, and I was so happy to get the chance to chat and get to know this fine, gentleman-singer. Episode 2: Eric Whitacre Episode 2: Eric Whitacre Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:01:03 GMT 57:51 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/253762698 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddeb Eric Whitacre is one of my oldest friends, so wh… Eric Whitacre is one of my oldest friends, so why not give it a shot with him early on? It was his idea, anyway. All the things you hear about him are true- he’s a sweet guy, for real. He’s super-smart, interesting, funny, candid and an extraordinarily considerate friend. And handsome. Eric is really, really fucking handsome. I suspect he’ll be a returning guest, especially if it’s an excuse for us to hang out in the middle of the day again. Eric Whitacre is one of my oldest friends, so why not give it a shot with him early on? It was his idea, anyway. All the things you hear about him are true- he’s a sweet guy, for real. He’s super-smart, interesting, funny, candid and an extraordinarily considerate friend. And handsome. Eric is really, really fucking handsome. I suspect he’ll be a returning guest, especially if it’s an excuse for us to hang out in the middle of the day again. Episode 1 (Pilot): James Martin Schaefer Episode 1 (Pilot): James Martin Schaefer Thu, 17 Mar 2016 19:57:32 GMT 43:17 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/252417062 yes https://shows.pippa.io/living-with-a-genius-interviews/5a9c55e86f069d160312ddec For my pilot episode, I picked James Martin Schae… For my pilot episode, I picked James Martin Schaefer. I’ve known Marty for twenty years and we’ve been through a lot together. We both perform regularly at the Los Angeles Opera Company as soloists and choristers. This was my first-ever in preparation for this podcast series, so it’s weird and sometimes not-so-great. I’m posting it anyway. For my pilot episode, I picked James Martin Schaefer. I’ve known Marty for twenty years and we’ve been through a lot together. We both perform regularly at the Los Angeles Opera Company as soloists and choristers. This was my first-ever in preparation for this podcast series, so it’s weird and sometimes not-so-great. I’m posting it anyway.