The Case of the Great Exposure for You w/ Sarah Shachat and Zach Valenti
Sarah Shachat, playing for The Okra Project, and Zach Valenti, playing for The Innocence Project, go toe-to-toe to tackle tricky tales from Encyclopedia Brown! In a beautiful coincidence, all of the mysteries that made the cut this episode deal with fashion. It's our most stylish episode yet! Spiffy! Cases: The Case of the Worn-Out Sayings, The Case of the Skunk Ape, The Case of the Window Dressers, The Case of the Silver Dollar Clues & Evidence: Grey’s Anatomy, Green Eggs and Ham, Alaska fun facts, budding Florida Man, 1960s insults, Short Skirt & Long Jacket, toreador pants, ProActiv, silly boys, Rashomon — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Producer: Mike Schubert Editor:Brandon Grugle Music: Bettina Campomanes, Brandon Grugle Art: Maayan Atias, Kelly Schubert Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert
Emma is joined by Zach Valenti (Focused AF, No Bad Ideas) to discuss Terry Gilliam's dystopian fever dream of a film, Brazil. We talk about the importance of imagination in film and storytelling, and Zach comes up with a nightmare cocktail to pair with the movie. Plus: orange wines, living that hipster life, laser Valhalla, and poetic logic. Follow Zach on Twitter @zachvalenti and make sure to check out No Bad Ideas and his Daily Meditations on Focused.AF. Find Us Online: If you enjoy Pairing, follow us on social media and tell your friends! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Tumblr @PairingPodcast. Also check out our website, www.thepairingpodcast.com Please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, as that's one of the best ways to get more people listening in! Support Us: Become a Pairing Patron on Patreon to get access to exclusive content, personalized pairings, bonus episodes, and more! And do't forget to check out our Merch store! About Pairing: Pairing was created, hosted, and produced by Emma Sherr-Ziarko, with music and audio recording by Winston Shaw, and artwork by Darcy Zimmerman and Katie Huey. This episode was edited by Emma Sherr-Ziarko.
Episode 33: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (with Sarah Shachat, Gabriel Urbina, and Zach Valenti)
Emma is joined by the brilliant trio behind Wolf 359 and No Bad Ideas, Sarah Shachat, Gabriel Urbina, and Zach Valenti, to talk about the third book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and the wine region of South Africa. They all agree that this is one of the best books in the series, but have differing opinions on the movie. There are hot takes on the films, debates about Butterbeer, and wine with wolves on the label. Plus: tackling injustice, hippogriff tattoos, Cabo Tormentoso, the Great Muggle Clothes Controversy, the Seriously Sirius drinking game, explaining jokes, compassion and chocolate, Rupert Grint's Ice Cream Truck, wishing we had a Marauder's Map in College, expertly-executed segues, and a Groovy New Dumbledore. Follow these three on Twitter @sarahshachat @GabrielUrbinaTM and @zachvalenti. Make sure to check out their new collective Fear of Public Shame (@feartheshame) to follow No Bad Ideas and Time Bombs. Also make sure to check out Wolf 359. This is our first episode edited by the amazing Julia Schifini! Follow Julia on Twitter @JuliaSchifini. Find Us Online: If you enjoy Pairing, follow us on social media and tell your friends! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Tumblr @PairingPodcast. Also check out our website, www.thepairingpodcast.com Please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, as that's one of the best ways to get more people listening in! Support Us: Become a Pairing Patron on Patreon to get access to exclusive content, personalized pairings, livestreams and more! Check out our new Merch store! If you pledge on the Patreon between now and March 31st, 2019, you'll receive a free sticker at the $3+ level, and a free T-shirt at the $15+ level! Can't commit to the Patreon? Throw Emma $3 on her new Ko-fi page, and see what she's up to! About Pairing: Pairing was created, hosted, and produced by Emma Sherr-Ziarko, with music and audio recording by Winston Shaw, and artwork by Darcy Zimmerman and Katie Huey. This episode was edited by Julia Schifini.
Ep. 29 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 17-19 w/ Zach Valenti
Zach Valenti returns to talk more Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include feminist stairwells, skiving off, Big Wizarding Pharma, MIKE DOING A 180 ON HIS DOBBY HATRED, the funniest line in the series, JK's incredible planning, and more! Be sure to find Zach on Wolf 359 and Focused AF!—Thanks for listening to this episode of Potterless! Don’t want the journey to stop? Check out the links below and as always, Wizard On!WEBSITE: PotterlessPodcast.com (LEARN ABOUT THE SHOW!)PATREON: patreon.com/potterless (SUPPORT THE SHOW!)TWITTER: twitter.com/potterlesspod (TWEET THE SHOW!)INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/potterlesspodcast (PICTURES OF THE SHOW!)FACEBOOK: facebook.com/potterless (HOME OF THE FANCY PRIVATE GROUP!)MERCH: https://store.dftba.com/collections/potterless (REP THE SHOW!)DISCORD: (For $2+ patrons!)Created/Hosted/Edited/Produced by Mike Schubert, Music by Bettina Campomanes, Web Design/Art by Kelly Beckman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 28 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 15-16 w/ Zach Valenti
Zach Valenti of Wolf 359 joins to talk Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include Large spiky black Ds, Umbridge vs. everyone, McG continuing to KILL IT, Pokemon battles, sick burns, Harry “Inspector Gadget” Potter, Red-headed dogs, FIRE WHISKEY, GINNY’S BIG MOMENT, The Declaration of Independence, being fancy, and more!—Thanks for listening to this episode of Potterless! Don’t want the journey to stop? Check out the links below and as always, Wizard On!WEBSITE: PotterlessPodcast.com (LEARN ABOUT THE SHOW!)PATREON: patreon.com/potterless (SUPPORT THE SHOW!)TWITTER: twitter.com/potterlesspod (TWEET THE SHOW!)INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/potterlesspodcast (PICTURES OF THE SHOW!)FACEBOOK: facebook.com/potterless (HOME OF THE FANCY PRIVATE GROUP!)MERCH: https://store.dftba.com/collections/potterless (REP THE SHOW!)DISCORD: (For $2+ patrons!)Created/Hosted/Edited/Produced by Mike Schubert, Music by Bettina Campomanes, Web Design/Art by Kelly Beckman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Bonus Content #18 - Zach Valenti on Listening to Audience Feedback
The Once And Future Nerd
Today’s bonus content is an interview with the one and only Zach Valenti, star and co-producer of Wolf 359 (among many other things), who took on a cameo role as Merril in our last few episodes. This conversation was originally broadcast in May as part of Zach’s ongoing “Self Care Sunday” livestream project. You can watch video of the interview here (Christian starts at right around hour 2), and subscribe to the channel at zach.live. Release of Chapter 3 is delayed slightly, for reasons explained at the head of the episode. We will announce release dates as soon as we can, and we’re sorry for the delay! Hit the break for a full transcript of Christian’s statement. Statement transcript: Hey everyone, Christian here. Got some more bonus content for you this week, and the reason for that is we’re still waiting to see when we can release Chapter 3. You have our apologies for that. I’m sure this has been a really rough week for a lot of us what with the events in Charlottesville. Speaking personally – though I’m definitely angered and saddened and frightened – as a straight white guy living in New York City, these things tend not to hit me as viscerally as they might hit some of you. So I try to use that position of relative safety to hunker down and do what I can to help. That includes but is by no means limited to hopefully getting this show out in time for anyone who counts on it as a little spot of fun in their week. Unfortunately, in addition to everything else, Jess and I had a pet pass away this week, and being perfectly honest I wasn’t really able to focus much on work. So in the interest of transparency, that’s meant that editing is delayed on Chapter 3 and writing is delayed on Chapter 4. And I want to take just a moment to say for posterity that our rabbit Bebe was a sweet little spot of light and good in a world that too often lately feels dark and shitty. She was loved and will be very dearly missed. I know it’s a small thing in light of what everyone else is certainly feeling this week, dearly beloved though Bebe was. So I’ll just add this, because I’ve been thinking about it a lot: The first words spoken in The Once And Future Nerd are “Imagine, if you can, what life is like for a rabbit.” At the risk of saying the subtext out loud, that was us trying to p rime our audience to think about what it would be like to be much more vulnerable than they are. That’s always been a core principle of the show. A lot of people are very vulnerable right now. Do what you can for them. Be excellent to each other. I hope that our fandom is a fairly wide tent. I’m glad we have writers who don’t always agree with me. I hope we have fans who don’t always agree with us. I want our show to affirm but I also want it to teach, and you can’t teach if everyone agrees. And right now with tensions running so high, I think those of us who are relatively safe could do better at having patient, good faith conversations with people whose views frustrate us. Having said that, if your stated belief is that some people are inherently inferior to you at birth, you have thereby forfeited your claim on patience and good faith. The Once And Future Nerd, as a project and an organization, is Black and Brown and Jewish and female and queer and disabled. Nazis and white supremacists and their ilk can fuck off, now and forever. And to be clear, because I don’t want it to seem like I’m just calling anyone I disagree with a Nazi, if you walk around next a Nazi flag saying Nazi shit like we should have a white ethnostate, you’re a fucking Nazi, and you can fuck off. End transcript.
Zach Valenti is a filmmaker, voice-over artist, and mental health advocate. He co-produces and stars in Wolf 359, a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age radio shows. Zach joins Brett to talk about Project Uplift, mindfulness, and mental health.
Wolf 359 - 'Extreme Danger Bug' & Interview with Emma Sherr-Ziarko and Zach Valenti
Radio Drama Revival
This week on Radio Drama Revival, it’s the comic sci-fi thriller Wolf 359. This genre-bending show, by turns endearing, intense, terrifying, and hilarious, is a delight to listen to - and its stars are a delight to talk to!Wolf 359 is the story of a lonely little space station orbiting a red dwarf star, and the four personalities aboard it: Commander Renée Minkowski, a badass astronaut who has literally memorized the book on deep-space survival; Alexander Hilbert, a scientist who may or may not be utterly nuts; Hera, one of the most sardonic artificial intelligences in audio fiction; and Doug Eiffel, the lazy-but-lovable communications officer (and narrator).Join me as I play Episode 10 of Wolf 359 - “Extreme Danger Bug” - and then sit down with Emma Sherr-Ziarko and Zach Valenti, two of the show’s stars. It’s sure to be a wild ride.