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Swallow Your Dreams

Kirk Carlson aspires to break into entertainment. Through conversations with others in entertainment we find out the tips and tricks to finding success and navigating a saturated industry. Additionally Kirk interviews fictitious characters based off real-life celebrities (impersonated by himself) adding a unique satirical spin.For updates: https://www.instagram.com/swallowyourdreamspodcast/?hl=en https://soundcloud.com/kirk-carlson-925226122

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Ep. 24 Nate Stranzl

Sometimes succeding in this industry doesn't require a formula or a beaten path. Sometimes things fall into place, but that doesn't come without a little preparation. Luckily, Nate has a strong work ethic and a proactive approach to life to seize every opportunity to come his way. From working with Kobe Bryant's media company, to being in the inaugural class of the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy within USC, his mind is constantly moving to what it is that he can do next.

1hr 5mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Ep. 23 Brendan Minto

From owning a restaurant in Taiwan to sleeping in the massage bed of a Planet Fitness in New York, Brendan is one of the most open minded people I have met. I don't dare use the words "Yes Man" because he is much more than that. His gung ho attitude has allowed him to become a prolific photographer on both coasts and has given him the ability to meet some amazing people along the way.Instagram: @brendan_minto

1hr 15mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 22 Rob O'Brien

Better late than never...Rob is finishing up his degree so that he can begin his storied career as an experiential marketing producer. Despite getting his degree later on in life, Rob hasn't been, for lack of a better term, fucking around. He spent his early life practicing the arts as a thespian and continues to do so today. Just because he is pivoting in a new direction doesn't mean he is leaving the acting path entirely. If anything, Rob's strong leadership qualities will help both flourish and allow for the two professions to become symbiotic.

1hr 30mins

20 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Ep. 21 Pauline Cronin

Where does the scope of the entertainment industry end? We believe that is up to one's interpretation. Pauline Cronin started as a rising star in the infamous assistant position in Entertainment. One thing led to another and she is now in a senior coordinator position at Verb., an experiential marketing agency which I still define as in the "Industry." There is no coincidence that Pauline has excelled as her work ethic is unprecedented and her ability to be a cohesive element in any work environment. Listen in for a quick chronological tale of her life followed by a chat about mental health and keeping sane in this wild world we live in.


6 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Ep. 20 Trevor Christensen

If he needed to save your life, he could...but he's too old for that shit(Danny Glover Quote). Instead he can now take care of all of your event staffing needs. There is a reason big companies such as Stars, Comedy Central, and NBC keep hiring Trevor as his company, Activation Pro, has quickly emerged as one of the top staffing companies for events nationwide. From Sundance to Comic-Con, he makes sure these large activations run flawless.


30 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Ep. 19 Brian Durkee

Not all heroes wear capes, or even pants. But Brian isn't a hero. He is a cinematographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah and is my best friend. From making a short film with yours truly to creating visual product content forlocal businesses, he has an eye for video content. Listen in for a funny episode as we talk about giving up a salary job as a mechanical engineer to pursue his passion of video.Instagram: @briandurkeeYoutube: Brian Durkee - 77 Hours in Mexico - Underneath It All Short Film

1hr 12mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Ep. 18 Roger Lundblade

From talk shows to sitcoms, Roger one of the premiere warm-up guys for all live audience events. We discuss how streaming has changed his career for better and for worse. Although his earlier years out of college were spend working at an ad agency and on cruise ships, his charisma left him destined for a performing lifestyle.

1hr 11mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Ep. 17 Rowena Whitson

Rowena's passion for dancing and acting started with performing impersonations in her home town. It was only a matter of time before she would jump across the country to Los Angeles where she would enroll and graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. We explore the idea of spontaneity and the age old expression, being in the right place at the right time.Instagram: @rowenawhitson https://www.instagram.com/rowenawhitson/?hl=en


19 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Ep. 16 Lou Voiler

This podcast may not even exist without the help of Lou being on of my liasons into the entertainment world. From being the brother to my mother, Lou works in the world of casino survelliance, a job that gave him the idea for a screenplay. But before all of this Lou used his experience in Karate to open up doors for stunt work in front of the camera. Stunt work eventually lead to acting and then you guessed it, acting lead to writing.


12 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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Ep. 15 Halli Borgfjord

Stand up for this stand up. Halli B comes by to talk about his path into comedy and the difficulties of writing material in today's PC culture. Halli and I chat about some of the odd jobs he took to supplement his income early in his comedy career. Persistence and yearning for something more fullfilling than his accounting job kept him on track to be a popular comedian in the Greater Los Angeles Area.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hallib/?hl=enYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYcGujNd90GqfRzf6DytrRQ

1hr 13mins

5 Dec 2018

Rank #10