Today’s guest is a dear friend and talent, Ben Sheehan: a digital video producer and creator, former executive producer and head of talent for funnyordie.com and most recently the executive director of Save the Day, a SuperPAC founded by Joss Whedon. (He also was the Executive Producer for Missy’s recent video, “How Lovely To Be A Woman in 2016.) His one song? “The Pretender” by Jackson Browne. Missy and Ben discuss making your dreams a viable career, using songs to make decisions, and the best advice he ever received.
Author, comedy writer, and podcast host Jensen Karp stops by the At Will studio. He serves Missy a healthy dose of Hip Hop 101 along with notes on vulnerability in rap, the genre "horror core", and the idea of Dracula as a rapper.
Singer-songwriter and comedian Lia Richardson stops by the At Will studios. Missy and Lia talk moving across the country, inevitable loneliness, and growing pains.
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Alex Kapleman, host of the podcast "Pitch" stops by to chat with Missy. They talk shower singing, fears of standing out, and allowing stepping into the spotlight for the first time.
This week, MC and rapper ZEPS stops by the At Will studios. Missy and ZEPS both spit a mean freestyle, while discussing unity in hip hop, how rap saved his life, and the power of Method Man’s lisp.
Missy talks pop music with Charlie Harding, songwriter and co-host of the critically acclaimed podcast, “Switched on Pop.” An unlikely choice, Charlie’s one song is “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. Although not an avid follower of Swift's love life, he provides great insight into the song's many layers, complexities, and intentions. Charlie educates Missy with a mind blowing deconstruction of this massive pop hit.
This episode features Sandra Hong, a young woman who left her stable job in tech strategy to busk on the streets and pursue music full time. Although she's no longer a street performer, Sandra devotes her creativity to the acclaimed "Girl Party", a movement to foster women's community and conversation. Her one song: "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. Missy and Sandra chat Korean Telenovela's, Queeraoke and feeling... crazy.
In the pilot episode, Missy chats with music producer and car aficionado, Alex Bilowitz. His song is "No Diggity" by Blackstreet. He reminisces about school dances, chutzpah and the joys of music sampling.