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What Happens When You Book a Dream Role with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Lauren Adams

Diner Talks With James

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s, Lauren Adams, slid into the diner booth with me this week! We kicked it off reminiscing about New York diners now that we have both moved. We poked the bear of New York vs. LA culture, too. Then we dove in and I asked when did the theater and being an actress become the dream. We discussed the musical theater program at Elon University and diving into the Upright Citizens Brigade improv scene after moving to New York. Both of us got some deeply personal improv notes from Chris Gethard and we laughed about when notes expose personality traits and comfort zones you didn’t expect from a comedy class. Lauren disclosed that she is a fixer in social and family dynamics and working to let things be. She told me about making the choice to use her platform for social good (shout out to the LA Food Bank). We ranted about how it’s easier to talk about politics than it is to talk about humanity and why that’s frustrating. After she shared some great random facts about herself, I asked her about being on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, working with Tina Fey, and if she enjoyed the moment or if she wishes she did. Not to spoil it but that turned in to her discussing the highs and lows of chasing the dream of being an actor and why she loves playing the weird characters. About the Guest: Lauren is a dog lover and pizza eater who sometimes appears on your TV screen on shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Modern Family or the recent IFC film Greener Grass. She loves talking about grief and never forgets a meal- like seriously it’s scary how she remembers what you ate at dinner 4 years ago. Connect with Lauren and learn more: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ImLaurenAdams Follow the LA Food Bank too: @LAFoodBankDonate: LAFoodBank.org About the Host: Friends! Here's a somewhat stuffy bio of me:  I am an author, professional speaker, coach, host, and entrepreneur. My first book, Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings, is available wherever people buy books. I speak internationally to willing and unwilling attendees about authenticity, vulnerability, and leadership. My clients include American Express, General Electric (GE), Accenture, Yale University, The Ohio State University, and many others. As a speaker, I am doing the two things I loves the most: making people think and making people laugh! I host my own events multiple times a year. They are 2-day events called Living Imperfectly Live (and sometimes they are 1-day virtual events). They are a space where humans from every walk of life can come together to be part of a community on the pursuit of badassery. The goal is to help attendees start living the life we say we want to live.Alas, you're here because of an idea I had a number of years ago and didn't think I was good enough to pull it off. I finally acted on it and alas Diner Talks with James was born! As you can see from what I do in my professional life, Diner Talks is alligned with everything I believe in and teach. If this wasn't dry enough, and you would like to know more info about my speaking, events, or coaching feel free to check out my website: JamesTRobo.com. Let’s Be Friends on Social Media!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamestroboFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamestroboLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesrobilotta/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/JamesRobilottaCSPTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/JamesTRoboThanks for listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the podcastIf you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.Leave us an Apple Podcasts reviewRatings and reviews from the listeners are extremely valuable to me and greatly appreciated. They help Diner Talks podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, it would mean the world if you couple leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. 

1hr 15mins

8 Apr 2021

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Dating on Reality TV with Lauren Adams

We Stan Together

Lauren Adams (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) joins the classroom to discuss the wonderful world of dating on reality shows. We demand #RayaGiveLaurenABowl because she met her husband on the legendary dating app, Caitlin brings Next clips out of the vault, we reboot The Bachelor and Brickman asks the important question: should she go on Married At First Sight? Also, we discuss the epidemic of reality TV stars thinking they can play guitar. #StopTheStrumming Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 17mins

23 Mar 2021

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Episode 8: Equality Act Deep Dive with WoLF's Lauren Adams

Identity Crisis: Advice for Gender Critical Teens and Twenty-somethings

Identity Crisis Episode 8: Equality Act Deep Dive with WoLF's Lauren Adams This week on Identity Crisis, we are joined by guest Lauren Adams, Legal Counsel for Women's Liberation Front, to do a deep-dive into the legal concepts of the Equality Act. We discuss the concepts of intermediate scrutiny, bona fide occupational requirements, and how the bill defines sex and gender identity. Read more on 4W: https://4w.pub/the-equality-act-deep-dive --- “Identity Crisis”  is a new weekly show for young people struggling with the modern orthodoxy of gender identity ideology—developed in collaboration between Plebity and 4W by Sasha White and M. K. Fain. Each week, we will answer one or two of your questions, both as a running column on 4W, and in the form of a video podcast. To submit a question, email us at: submit@identitycrisis.xyz. We may publish your question in full, so be sure to leave out or change any identifying details if you would like to remain anonymous. Or specify that your question is private and you would rather we discuss it in a general way. --- Follow Plebity: web: plebity.org/show/identity-crisis twitter: @plebity youtube: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_Ahot14Nv3YJDmdfTv6DQepQlsBprSCY patreon: patreon.com/plebity Follow 4W: web: 4w.pub/tags/identity-crisis twitter: @4Wpub patreon: patreon.com/mkfain --- The music in this episode is: Son of a Rocket by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4391-son-of-a-rocket License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license


10 Mar 2021

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Kingsley Ben-Adir, Joey Lauren Adams & Ann Cusack?

Who? Weekly

On today's Who's There, our weekly call-in episode, we talk about why Gina Carano has been played out of the Star Wars Extended Universe via the song "Cry For You" before taking your comments about allegedly iconic hostage negotiators, Lil Uzi Vert's love of anime, Shailene and Aaron's love of astrology, Chet Hanks's love of horses, and why rich people are constantly engaging with strangers in their homes. Next up: questions about the whoiness of Firefly Lane, the themminess SLASH whoiness of One Night In Miami, and Joey Lauren Adams before speculating about whether or not Malala knows Ariana Grande and finding out whether or not the other Cusack sibling is a Who or a Them.As always, call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments and concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode! Crunch crunch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 5mins

12 Feb 2021

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108 - Elilingus, Joey Lauren Adams, Bad Bunny, Daytona 500 Picks, and Bruce Springsteen

Five Star Wrestling Show

The Boys are at 108! The Boys go in: Bad Company, Paralympics Commercial, Super Bowl, Woke Culture, Baltimore Breweries, Gina Carrano, NXT Takeover: Vengeance Day, Elimination Chambers, Yacht Rock, Ricky is Brilliant, Botchamania and Glory Days David Hayes

1hr 14mins

12 Feb 2021

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Confessions of a Bikini Pro

In this episode, Celeste brings back Lauren Adams, an IFBB Bikini Pro that Celeste spoke with about many deep and eye opening topics in her first episode. To start off Lauren’s return episode Celeste asks Lauren about her first year competing as a pro.  Lauren shares what it was like stepping on stage with Olympians and prepping through COVID, and she also talks about how she was determined to step on stage at the Klash Championships despite the uncertainty of the new show date despite various cancelations and postponements. Next, Lauren talks about the feelings she had surrounding her placements and the feedback she received. Celeste then asks Lauren about her feedback from the judges and has her elaborate on how the feedback has changed from the amateur level to now competing as a pro. Lauren talks about her dedication and drive she had to build as much muscle as she could before stepping on stage for her pro debut, and the pros and cons that came along with that growth in relation to the criteria for the bikini category. Lauren shares what she learned in terms of what the judges were looking for on the pro level, how that differed from the amateurs, and what training and nutrition changes she made to fit those criteria. After talking about the critiques and feedback she received, Lauren emphasizes the importance of competitors creating a relationship with the judges, especially if one wishes to be a true student of the sport.  Celeste then goes over the transformations that Lauren made with her physique, overall look, and presentation based on the feedback she received from the judges. Lauren then talks about her feelings associated with the critiques she received about her physique being too big or too muscular for the bikini division after working so hard to bring a new and improved package to the stage. Celeste then asks Lauren about her coaching switch, what inspired the change, and the new approach they took with her training and nutrition to bring the look the judges were looking for. By mentioning the changes in her training, Celeste and Lauren go on to discuss the various coaching methods and approaches to cardio during prep. Next, Celeste touches on Lauren’s approach to her nutrition and asks Laure if she prefers to track macros or take an intuitive approach.  Circling back to a topic Lauren wanted to elaborate on, the women discuss all things judging, specifically the differences between what is being rewarded at the amateur level and then what is expected for the pros. Lauren touches on how as much as she loved training heavy, she didn’t need to go quite as “beast mode” as she did for so long and how the judges do not always reward the girl that shows up the most lean or “shredded.” Lauren also shares that at the pro level, the judges tend to focus more on the minor details including posing and overall presentation. The two women discuss more in detail the importance of posing itself and Lauren shares what she felt has made the biggest impact on the improvements she’s made on her posing routine.  After discussing judging criteria, Celeste asks Lauren about her feelings around getting sick and asks Lauren to share if she felt any grief while watching her physique change because of the inability to train due to being sick. Lauren reflects on the feelings and emotional waves she has experienced during this time and what she will be focused on moving forward. As a result of this reflection, Celeste asks if Lauren has had any breakthroughs, whether about herself or about life, during this time. During this discussion, Celeste and Lauren talk about expectations athletes set for themselves and also the healthy, real and raw feelings or reactions they experience around competing and placings, both positive and negative.  Next, Lauren and Celeste both reflect on how they feel this year has been a blessing in the sense of learning to trust life’s timing when striving to achieve personal goals. They also touch on how this relates in the competition space and how girls tend to have a scarcity mindset around sticking to the timeline they set for themselves when it comes to achieving specific competition goals. Celeste opens up and shares valuable insight about the importance of the journey, self growth, and personal lessons that one learns through a competition prep. Both women also share the importance of competing for the love of the sport and the desire to truly better oneself instead of competing for the external validation they receive from others. After sharing some valuable insights Celeste switches subjects and asks Lauren about the friendships she’s made backstage and the difference in the dynamic amongst competitors between the NPC and IFBB levels. Lauren then opens up and shares if there was anything she wishes she would have known before competing in her first pro show and season. Lastly, to conclude the episode Lauren shares how others can reach out and connect with her. HEAR THE FIRST EPISODE WITH LAUREN  CONNECT WITH LAUREN:  https://www.instagram.com/lauren_elizabeth_fit/ ​CONNECT WITH CELESTE: https://instagram.com/celestial_fit Time stamps: [1:00] Celeste reintroduces Lauren and shares what topics will be discussed. [2:50] Celeste asks Lauren about her first year competing as a pro; sharing the stage amongst Olympian’s, prepping during Covid, etc. [7:15] Lauren talks about the feedback she received from the judges, how her feedback as a pro has differed from being an amateur, her plans moving forward. [9:30] Lauren mentions what the IFBB Pro judges typically look for versus the physique she originally brought to stage. [11:15] Lauren shares why she think it’s important for competitors to have a relationship with the judges. [14:00] Celeste asks Lauren how she felt after receiving feedback such as being too lean or too muscular after taking the time off to build. [19:20] Celeste has Lauren share the inspiration behind her coaching switch, what major changes were made in both her training and nutrition. [24:40] Lauren and Celeste talk about different coaching methods & approaches when it comes to cardio.   [27:40] Celeste asks Lauren about her approach to nutrition during prep; intuitive approach versus weighing her food and tracking macros. [31:00] Lauren talks about judging; what is being rewarded at the amateur level and what is expected in the pro circuit. [35:40] Celeste asks Lauren about judging at the pro level and if they focus more on posing and presentation as being part of the whole package. [38:10] Lauren talks about what had the biggest impact on improving her posing. [40:00] Celeste asks Lauren to share her feelings or possible grief she’s experiencing from the changes in her physique as a result of being sick. [44:00] Celeste asks Lauren about personal breakthroughs she’s had during her first pro season.  [48:30] Lauren and Celeste talk about expectations as an athlete and healthy reactions around placings and competing. [51:00] Celeste and Lauren talk about how this year turned out to be a blessing in disguise in relation to trusting life’s timing. [53:40] Celeste and Lauren discuss the concept of competitors having a scarcity mindset around one’s competing timeline. [59:00] Celeste shares valuable insight on the importance of the journey and self growth and lessons one can learn about the self through competing.  [64:00] Lauren talks about friendships that develop backstage amongst competitors. [68:39] Lauren shares if there’s anything she wished she would’ve known before going into her first pro show & season. [72:15] Lauren shares the best way for listeners to connect with her.

1hr 16mins

30 Oct 2020

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103. Skincare Is A Scam w/ Lauren Adams


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Lauren Adams is here with some hot takes on skincare. You won’t believe the words coming out of her mouth. She even claims that soap is a scam! Plus, what’s really the difference between Botox and gel nails? And are Vaseline and sunscreen all you need? Then, we’re talking about Chicago’s Dirty John, Matthew DeRolf, and the influencer he scammed, Samantha Hills. And don’t forget to get the boobs you want!Resources:More about Lauren: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5385492/Weleda Skin Food: https://www.amazon.com/Weleda-Skin-Food-2-5-Ounce/dp/B000ORV3NCSkincare By Hyram - https://www.skincarebyhyram.com/ What’s on Vi’s Face - https://www.tiktok.com/@whatsonvisface?lang=en DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’monSend us your scams!scamwowpodcast@gmail.comOr call: 347-509-9414scamwowpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


22 Oct 2020

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The Center for Human Growth with Lynn Gilman and Lauren Adams

Through the Gates at IU

With the world changing by the minute, mental health support is more important than ever... but the way counseling happens is changing too. Elaine Monaghan and Violet Baron talk to the Center for Human Growth's Director Lynn Gilman and Co-Assistant Director Lauren Adams about its unique model as a counseling center fully staffed by graduate students. They also talk about how the counseling center is navigating the pandemic, and what might carry over even once we return to "normal."


16 Oct 2020

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29. Finding Purpose in Your Practice with Lauren Adams.

The Dance Coach Podcast

In todays episode I am welcoming a very special guest, Lauren Adams. Lauren is an accomplished Master teacher and highly sought after choreographer and has been teaching for the top conventions in the world for the past 20 years. She is also my best friend. We are sitting down to discuss her latest creative endeavor her virtual workshop series Activate. We discuss how Activate came to be, what it is evolving into and our very exaciting up and coming collaboration with Martha Nichols. If you love to talk dance, art, nature and reality TV you are going to love this conversation. Enjoy!  Mentioned in the episode:  Mark Nepo - The Book Of Awakening  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089XJS8K/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Rainer Maria Rilke  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NGN28C/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 The Last Tycoon  https://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Tycoon-Season-1/dp/B01G98ZPQU


18 Sep 2020

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Lauren Adams Disobeys Bridger

I Said No Gifts!

Bridger doesn't blink an eye when Lauren Adams (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Modern Family) gives him a gift. Together, they discuss online dating, house plants, and thirst traps.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


13 Aug 2020