Cheers, Stomps & Whistles

Hey there party planters...planters? Planners...whatever.

This episode of WhatsaPodcast is wild, wonderful, wacky and (w)amazing! I had the opportunity to sit down with the super talented Lauren Woods to talk about spirituality, love, dance and opera...yeah, opera!

It was an incredible conversation and I really hope you enjoy your little hearts out! Please also check out Lauren's website and get some beautiful vocal prowess into your earholes - you won't be sorry:


TAGS: podcast, comedy, interview, funny, opera, essoteric, spiritual, new age, relationships, love, sex, drinking, alcohol, twenties, 20, young, happiness, life, music, career, illinois, los angeles, hollywood, ghosts, dreams, nightmares, halloween, parents, divorce, chris woods, couple, violin, energy, advice

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This week I sat down with the super sweet and talented, George Barber! We talk about everything under the sun…comedy, music, the wild world of the Internet, what it means to work hard, making your family proud and - BOOKS!

Now…wouldn’t you like that nestled gently in your earholes? I bet you would :)

Also, please be sure to check out Johnny Law’s weekly show, The Lockdown - every Wednesday at the Flight Theatre.

Thanks as always for supporting WhatsaPodcast - if you’d like to continue supporting, please, SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, LIKE the WhatsaCreative Page on Facebook and follow @WhatsaCreative on Twitter.

Everybody love everybody.

TAGS: podcast, interview, comedy, improv, improvisation, ucb, upright citizens brigade, funny, laugh, joke, show, the clubhouse, the complex, the flight theatre, theater, death, books, music, jimmy buffett, the valley, van guys, los angeles, la, massachusetts, boston, blue collar, manual labor, family, internet, phones, communication, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes

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What's going on, Super Friends?!

This week on WhatsaPodcast, John Roiniotis returns to literally talk with Ryan about things! These things include, but are not limited to: John's friends, his podcast on the WhatsaCreative Podcast Network, the Kevin Smith film Tusk and of course, the importance of the slow clap in social situations!

I really hope you guys enjoy - let me know if these types of episodes are things that you might be interested in in the future.

...well, it's time for me to drive to Pluto - up, up and away!!!


Tags: podcast, interview, comedy, talk, conversation, chat, friends, gotham, tv, tv series, nbc, comics, comic books, tusk, kevin smith, kevin smith tusk, movie, movie reviews, clubhouse, clubhouse improv, improv, improvization, ucb, upright citizens brigade, theater, clap, slow clap, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, john wick, keanu reeves, actor, constantine, laughing cross country, la, los angeles, indie, community

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Hey party people!

This week’s episode of WhatsaPodcast is the super funny and talented Savannah Mills. Her and I talk about divorce, rebellion, acting, adolescence and not knowing what you’re doing, not knowing where you’re going and how that’s all kind of the point.

Tags: podcast, comedy, funny, acting, interview, improv, improvisation, adolescence, child, childhood, rebel, rebellion, learning, drinking, alcohol, drugs, parents, divorce, high, school, high school, ucb, upright citizens brigade, business, marketing, los angeles, la, hollywood, job, audition, explore, exploration, extra, background, bg, work, props, movies, tv, television, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes

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Hey there, friend-o’s!

This episode of WhatsaPodcast is the super-duper talented Caron Clancey! Her and I talk about growing up in California, studying abroad in Ghana, embracing being uncomfortable, diving pie first into comedy and totaling Korean-made's all a bunch of fun.

Also, be sure to check out Caron’s website here and just make it a point to be an all around amazing person 85% of the time…cool? Cool!

- Ryan

Tags: comedy, podcast, interview, theater, improv, preform, preforming, preforming, improvisation, ucb, sketch, film, advice, los angeles, california, legacy, charity, women, sexy, voice, app, voiceover, talk, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, direct, directing, pies, focus, education, learning, cops, police, clowns, car, crash, kia, carcrash, car crash, scary, ptsd, fun

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What’s happening, friends and family…mostly friends…actually, only friends…


This week on the show, we have the INCREDIBLY talented Kirsten Opstad and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it.


Kirsten is a singer/songwriter and improviser based in LA - yay!


Her and I talk at length about what it means to be funny, her life in Boston, growing up in a creative family, her intense love for music and being comfortable with yourself.


Kirsten has four albums under her belt (which you should listen to immediately) and tours all over - find all the info at her website -


I get to interview a lot of amazing, interesting, brilliant people for this show and it’s always a treat when they showcases their talents on the podpod, so, with that being said - please wait for the end of the episode and listen to Kirsten perform Stay Awake and Back to Sleep from her 2012 album, Fear of Swimming.


Stay Amazing!



Tags: podcast, interview, comedy, improv, improvisation, ucb, performance, music, talent, singer, songwriter, voice, vocal, musician, creativity, marc maron, wtf with marc maron, pete holmes, you made it weird with pete holmes, songs, live , singing, amazing, boston, theater, kirsten, opstad, kirstenopstad, stay awake, back to sleep, writing, dreams, fear of swimming, album, conversation, chat, talk, failure, sharks, whiskey, relationships, girlfriend, boyfriend, youtube

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What’s going on, podcast-people-eaters?!

This week on the show, Erika Heidewald sits down with Ryan and talks about comedy, drinking, space, sharks, death, getting high, making movies and the time she accidentaly cut off the tip of her pinky finger…we really nailed this one!

Also - please, please, please check out Erika's show, Romeo and Juliet: A Dubstep Musical at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles on September 10th

Tags: comedy, improv, improvisation, acting,  ucb, upright citizens brigate theater, drinking, alcohol, sharks, space, getting high, high, mushrooms, shrooms, marc maron, wtf with marc maron, pete holmes, you made it weird, weird, tripping, psychedelic, art, preformance, la, los angeles, hollywood, accident, finger, body part, love, relationship

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What's up friendly-friends!

This week's WhatsaPodcast will feed your soul and your earholes...we promise!

Comedy person Jessica Rona talks with Ryan about improv, getting engaged, roasting her own coffee, loving good music and of course, dog grooming!

Get into it!

Tags: podcast, podcasting, how to podcast, interview, comedy, improv, improv comedy, improvisation, engaged, engagement, engagement stories, coffee, coffee roasting, how to roast coffee, music, folk music, grooming, dog grooming, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes, chat, chatting, friends, funny, talking, radio

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What's up, peeps!

This week on WhatsaPodcast, we have the wonderfully wonderful, Alisa Baggio! Her and Ryan chit-chat about being Canadian, falling into acting, dealing with frustration and dancing for three-billion people in the opening ceremony of the Olympics...yeah, the Olympics!

Get into it!

Tags: podcast, interview, comedy, acting, dancing, Olympics, competition, life lessons, marc maron, wtf with marc maron, twins, frustration, parents, family, los angeles, canada, hollywood

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Hey podcast peeps!

Welcome to another episode of WhatsaPodcast featuring the very lovely, very funny Jonathan Flanagan! Ryan and Flanny talk about a great, many thing - from heritage, to family, to comedy, to funny, to funny again, to music, to improv, back to comedy and back to funny...that sounds about right?

Enjoy and check out Jonathan on the tweets for super-duper show info!

Tags: podcast, comedy, interview, funny, improv, comedy, comedian, stand up, comic, joke, heritage, irish, mexican, childhood, contradiction, comfortable, life, life lessons, music, singing, chat

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