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join acting powerhouse michael k williams and aisha as they mow through surviving childhood, dreaming huge, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, willing the phone to ring, learning to be gangster, going rags to riches to rags again, getting tapped by scorcese, and arriving right back where you started. plus michael follows the devil down int…
 
For the season 2 finale (!), Clark interviews his mentor and fellow Dartmouth alum — actor, director, comedian, podcast and talk show host — Aisha Tyler (“Whose Line Is It Anyway,” “Archer,” “Criminal Minds”). Clark and Aisha each crack open a bottle of “Courage + Stone” — Aisha’s craft cocktail brand — and discuss Aisha’s history as a mixologist. …
 
Clark interviews British actor Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“The Good Place,” “Barry,” and “Why Women Kill”). Clark asks Kirby about attending the premiere of her latest movie, Disney’s “Cruella” (releasing 5/28 on Disney+ and in theaters). Clark and Kirby bond over both being delusional about the origin of their friendship. Kirby reveals how she lets ne…
 
Clark interviews writer, comedian, and actor Ryan O’Connell (known for Netflix’s “Special,” and his memoir, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves”). Clark asks Ryan about growing up in a small beach town an hour north of Los Angeles. Ryan reveals how important the movie “Cruel Intentions” was for him. Clark and Ryan discuss the lack of acc…
 
Clark interviews “THE S(EX) TAPES” EP singer-songwriter — known for her hits like “Undrunk” and “Bitter” — FLETCHER. Clark asks FLETCHER about her song “Last Laugh,” which is featured in the Academy Award winning film, “Promising Young Woman.” Clark and FLETCHER bond over both being sensitive Pisces. FLETCHER shares she’s from the New Jersey Shore …
 
Clark interviews the truly iconic comedian, writer, and “Seek Treatment” podcast co-host, Pat Regan. Clark asks Pat about growing up in Long Island with 6 other siblings. Pat shares how his sobriety journey started, and what it was like getting sober where he grew up. Clark asks Pat about his closeted years before coming out at 25. Pat describes hi…
 
After a brief disaster with a fire alarm, Clark finally interviews comedian, poet, and co-host of the “Seek Treatment” podcast, Catherine Cohen. Clark asks Catherine about her current quarantine experience in a hotel in Toronto. Clark and Catherine bond over their need to constantly strive for more in their careers as two Ivy Leaguers. Clark asks C…
 
Welcome to BRC & Friends, a podcast where Bruce Reyes-Chow chats with activists, artists, academics, and adventures who are committed to making the world a more thoughtful, loving, and just place. In episode 48, Bruce sits down with Terrell Carter, pastor, artist, nonprofit executive director, and author of Taking Apart Bootstrap Theology: Gospel o…
 
Clark interviews his “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-star, Broadway performer, and co-host of the podcast “What are Friends For,” Gabrielle Ruiz. Clark asks Gabrielle about her nesting process as she prepares for the birth of her first child. Gabrielle reveals she suffered a miscarriage in 2019. Clark and Gabrielle bond over having type-A personalities, a…
 
Welcome to BRC & Friends, a podcast where Bruce Reyes-Chow chats with activists, artists, academics, and adventures who are committed to making the world a more thoughtful, loving, and just place. In episode 47, Bruce sits down with Tyler Sit, pastor and church planter of New City Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. New City Church focuses on environ…
 
Clark interviews actor, dancer, model, and singer Alycia Pascual Peña (“Moxie,” “Saved by the Bell”). Clark asks Alycia about starring in Amy Poehler’s Netflix movie, “Moxie,” and how her personal relationship with activism helped shape her role. Alycia reveals what her own high school experience was like as an Afro-Latina woman from the South Bron…
 
RECORDED in DECEMBER OF 2020 and in partnership with the church I serve, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, I sat down with Palo Alto School Board Candidate, Katie Causey, just after the election. We needed out about politics, Palo Alto, and more. Enjoy. Thanks for listening, please subscribe, like, and share! Bruce Reyes-Chow on Twitter and I…
 
RECORDED in NOVEMBER OF 2020 and in partnership with the church I serve, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, I sat down for a conversation with church leader, writer, and Executive Director of the Oakland Peace Center, Sandhya Rani Jha. Thanks for listening, please subscribe, like, and share! Bruce Reyes-Chow on Twitter and Instagram: https://t…
 
RECORDED in OCTOBER OF 2020 and in partnership with the church I serve, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, I sat down with church leaders Shawna Bowman and Aisha Brooks Lytle. We talk about the digital church, ministry, and more. Thanks for listening, please subscribe, like, and share! Bruce Reyes-Chow on Twitter and Instagram: https://twitter…
 
RECORDED IN OCTOBER OF 2020 and in partnership with the church I serve, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, I sat down with Abby Pugh (My daughter and student activist) and then Judge-Elect, Michelle Tong. We talk about policing, abolition, politics, and a little bit about Bruce's high school days. Thanks for listening, please subscribe, like, …
 
Clark interviews holistic psychologist, and sound bath meditation healer Dr. Mariel Buquè. Clark begins the conversation by asking Dr. Buquè to lead them through a breathing exercise. Clark asks Dr. Buquè about how she creates boundaries for herself given the nature of her work, and Dr. Buquè not only reveals her morning ritual, but shares how ever…
 
Clark interviews his “Huge in France” co-star Erinn Hayes (“Chidrens Hospital,” “Medical Police,” “Kevin Can Wait”). Clark asks Erinn about handling herself on set, and how that’s evolved over the course of her career. Erinn shares how she’s been handling quarantine. Clark and Erinn discuss their relationship with aging in entertainment. Erinn reve…
 
Clark interviews actor, comedian, and podcast host extraordinaire Matt Rogers (“Las Culturistas,” “Haute Dog”). Clark asks Matt about growing up on Long Island and his journey with coming out. Matt shares his experience with anxiety attacks at a young age. Matt educates everyone about Mariah Carey’s “Butterfly,” and Clark and Matt bond over both ha…
 
Clark interviews British-American Olympic athlete, actor, and dog dad Gus Kenworthy. Clark asks Gus about his friendship with friend of the pod, Adam Rippon. Gus discusses what it was like growing up in a small but liberal town in Colorado. Gus shares how afraid he was to come out growing up, and how that affected his daily life. Clark asks Gus abo…
 
In response to the historic interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, conducted by Oprah Winfrey on Sunday March 7 for CBS, Clark and Simone sit down with royal correspondent Sean Mandell to unpack the revelations, analyze the aftermath, and discuss how this conversation creates an opportunity for collective healing around race and identity. E…
 
Clark interviews writer, director, and producer Oge Egbuonu (“(In)Visible Portraits”). Clark asks Oge about quitting her job in her mid-20s, and the subsequent depression that followed. Oge reveals her journey with yoga, and how breath work became an entry point for healing years of trauma. Clark and Oge bond over breaking social constructs as mill…
 
Clark interviews his “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-star, actor and cat lover Vella Lovell (“The Mayor,” “The Big Sick”). Vella reveals what it was like meeting Clark during season 4 of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Clark asks Vella about being raised in New Mexico, and she shares what it was like growing up in predominantly white spaces alongside her mother. C…
 
Clark interviews writer, podcast host, and pop culture expert Ira Madison III (co-host of “Keep It”). Clark reveals Ira was one of the first people he called when he was developing Soul Balm. Clark asks Ira about growing up in Wisconsin, and Ira shares that he was one of the only Black kids in his school. Clark and Ira discuss his unique career pat…
 
Clark interviews his BFF, and fellow “Glee” co-star, actor and Broadway singer Alex Newell (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” “Once on This Island”). After some brief rapport about Clark’s inability to work past sunset, Clark asks Alex about how he found his singing voice at a young age in the church. Clark and Alex discuss gender identity, and why …
 
Clark interviews gender non-conforming author, poet, and public speaker ALOK (“Femme in Public,” “Beyond the Gender Binary”). Clark asks ALOK about growing up in Texas, and how they found their identity as a young queer person. Clark praises ALOK’s ability to condense literature into digestible content on their social channels. Clark and ALOK discu…
 
Talking Twitch predictions, Japanese whisky, China's new high-risk COVID-19 testing method that goes up the scuttlebutt (if you catch my drift), Trump's "Office of the Former President," and Costco cutting ties with a coconut water company over monkey labor practices? Plus, Brett and wife after dark. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in…
 
It's the "OMG he's not in Power" Hour! Brett and Brooke struggle to open corkless champagne bottles, listen to Macklemore's non-freestyle "Trump's Gone" freestyle, complete Brett and Brooke’s homemade power hour playlist, read some news, and so much more! Seriously, it is a crazy power hour, it has been a crazy four years - just drink up and have s…
 
Happy Friday everyone, it is December 46th, 2020, because everything is still awful in the world and it feels like 2020. On this week’s Happy Half Hour we have Brett's super-secret rum drink recipe, Glenn Beck spews faux intellectualism on censorship, and hackers archive all of Parler’s posts with location data included! Plus, Brett produces clips …
 
Brett chats about the goals of the new Happy Half Hour format on Twitch, the technical difficulties producing TYT this week, and how to produce a live news show when an insurrection is happening on Capitol Hill. In news of the weird, Sultry Werner Herzog robs a sandcastle bank, the CIA takes on a new minimalist techno rebrand, and a behind the scen…
 
For the season finale, Clark interviews author and actor June Diane Raphael (“Grace and Frankie,” “The Long Shot”). Just ahead of the Georgia Senate Runoffs happening on January 5 (don’t forget to vote!), Clark asks June about her book, “Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World.” June reveals that working mothers - …
 
Clark interviews his “Love, Simon” co-star, actor Alexandra Shipp (“X-Men,” Straight Outta Compton”). Alexandra reveals she just wrapped filming Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick…Boom,” and describes working during the pandemic. Clark asks Alexandra about her evolving journey with activism, and how that affects the decisions she makes with her caree…
 
TYT's Head of Programming, Judith Benezra joins Brett Erlich on Happy Half Hour! Listen to Judith's glamorous Hollywood stories: Captain Kirk, Razzies, Carmen Electra, oh my! Also, listen to Tom Cruise chew out his crew for not wearing masks. Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of Chanukah has gone viral. Dan Crenshaw's makes an utterly embarrassing…
 
Clark interviews Vampire Weekend guitarist, Brian Robert Jones (previously toured with Gwen Stefani, MUNA, and 1/2 of the band Human Natural). Clark and Brian bond over their respective journeys with their natural hair. Clark asks Brian about his early music influences while growing up in the suburbs of DC. Brian details bombing in front of audienc…
 
What advice do people have for living with a significant others during quarantine? Wrong answers only! Shepard Smith considers that fact that aliens could be communicating with humans. Also, KFC premieres a horny Colonel Sanders movie with Mario Lopez and Lifetime. This isn't the first time sexy Colonel Sanders has made the rounds. Finally, Congres…
 
Clark interviews “Necessaire” and “Into the Gloss” co-founder Nick Axelrod-Welk, and Former VP Brand of “Glossier,” Annie Kreighbaum. Nick and Annie also co-host the popular beauty podcast, “Eyewitness Beauty.” Nick details his own journey with the beauty world, starting as an assistant at the fashion based newspaper, WWD. Clark asks Annie about he…
 
Comedian Brian Parise joins Happy Half Hour! Check out his new album ‘Last Wishes’. How is Brian staying safe and sane mid-pandemic? Also, what’s the real story about the mysterious monoliths popping up around the world? We may have an answer! And meet Donald Trump’s new spokesperson, Catturd. Burn anything by sending to the 2020 Dumpster Fire. Yes…
 
Clark interviews actor and Grammy winning singer-songwriter JoJo. Clark asks JoJo about growing up in Massachusetts, and her New England grit. Clark and JoJo bond over their individual drive as artists, and both being full of confidence at a young age. Clark asks JoJo about her rise to fame at 13-years old, and her subsequent legal battle with her …
 
Clark interviews actress, animal rights activist, and podcast host Harley Quinn Smith. Clark asks Harley about her close-knit family group and what it’s like to live with extended family full time. Harley explains how she discovered her love of performing. Clark asks Harley about growing up in Los Angeles and how she negotiated her relationship to …
 
Actor and comedian from Criminal Minds, Archer, and all kinds of all shows, Aisha Tyler joins Happy Half Hour. She talks about her own alcohol brand, Courage + Stone. Watch White gang called the 'Proud Boys’ perform their initiation ceremony — it's absolutely ridiculous! Charlie Kirk gives a coked out rant about Thanksgiving. Karen gets dragged out…
 
Clark interviews globally celebrated artist and director, Sarah Bahbah. Clark asks Sarah about growing up in Perth, Australia as a woman of Palestinian descent. Sarah details repressing her Arab identity as she existed in mostly white spaces, and the journey she had to go on to unpack her "colonized brain." Sarah discusses her organic growth as an …
 
Comedian Kylie Brakeman joins Happy Half Hour! How are we continuing to Safe & Sane during a pandemic? Try secret Santa but with food delivery services! Who unloaded on Ted Cruz’s face?! Laura Ingraham launches a new sketch comedy segment on Fox News. The Trump campaign can’t spell Georgia. Also, conservative TikTok-ers want to pick a state and tak…
 
Clark interviews his childhood friend - nonbinary actor, writer, and model Tommy Dorfman (“13 Reasons Why,” “Love in the Time of Corona”). Clark and Tommy discuss the origins of their friendship. Tommy reveals that they were always in conflict with their world, and how that’s changed as an adult. Clark and Tommy bond over doing theatre together dur…
 
Clark interviews actor, “Big Mouth” writer, 2x podcast host, and BLM activist Brandon Kyle Goodman (“Modern Love,” “Feel the Beat”). Clark and Brandon bond over their love for Oprah, and Clark asks Brandon how he makes space for compassion as he engages in high-level conversations about race. Brandon details going to high school in Rome, Georgia on…
 
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