Erin & MeLissa interview other humans about friendship, technology and communication, and how all those things may be helping or completely destroying our lives.
We are Erin and MeLissa and you're listening to our brand new mini-series, "Oh Dear God". We've asked our guests to share their experience with religion, answer a lot of personal questions and write a letter to the American church. We hope that you'll be patient, kind and open to everything they have to say. We thank you. We love you.
Erin and MeLissa interview the amazing Lia Burton, set designer and art director for film and television, who talks through how to design a set in the age of covid, having surgery in the age of covid, and MeLissa finds her (probably) husband on Instagram in the age of Covid.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Erin and MeLissa have their own Friendsgiving and talk all things best friends: find out the best holiday to fall in love, going to therapy together, and they take only the deepest, darkest audience questions.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Comedian and podcaster Oscar Montoya talks about making TikTok more educational, uncovering personal and cultural identity with a comedy show, and the best/worst thing you can't miss on YoutubeBy Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Muralist and designer Erin Miller Wray talks about explaining to your parents that you're an artist, protocol for changing your name online when you get married, and finding and developing your creative voice and style.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarette
Comedian and actor Jason Saenz shares tips for starting a cult, etiquette for giving photo cred, and how marriage has impacted his own personal communication understanding and ability.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Standup Comedian and Writer at the Daily Show Kathleen Radley talks about searching the news for information and entertainment, social media indulgences and putting on a TV show in the middle of a pandemic.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Lead Writer at Respawn Entertainment Manny Hagopian talks about the commitment to a long-running bit, writing and putting up original musicals while having a dayjob and how video games are working to make the online world a kinder and more inclusive space.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Author and podcast host Kate Spencer join Erin & MeLissa to talk getting book deals, her podcast (forever 35) and hanging out with Phish.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Comedian, actor and writer Dan Prevette join E&M to talk putting up a one man show at the beginning of the pandemic, his thoughts on faith, and does TV size really matter.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Erin & MeLissa talk with writer/actor Lizz Adams about epic birthday parties, the power of a viral tweet, & her and her husbands love story (and he gives us the hot tips on the best way to talk into the microphone) LISTEN RATE REVIEW XOBy Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Erin & MeLissa talk with actor and filmmaker Melissa Hays about making a short film, raising cats in a pandemic and the pros and cons of social media.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Carl Tart (actor, comedian) talks about why you should be a Clippers fan, deciding what and when to delete from social media, and hypes underrepresented GOATS (which, shout-out to the WNBA and all womens sports for definitely being in that category).By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Briana Venskus (actor) talks about filming TV shows during a pandemic, accounts you should follow on instagram to fill up your heart, and using Google Maps and online ordering to catch someone in a white-lie-gone-farther-than-necessary-but-not-crazy-far.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Rachel Kiser (founder and director of INK Theater) shares about teaching drama around the world, how kids are responding to social distancing and how to put on an original theater performance (with kids) using Zoom.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Writer, Producer and Dog Mom, Shauna McGarry, talks with Erin & MeLissa about writing for TV from a "Zoom Room," the pros of deleting your social media, and that if ALEXA plays a different song than you ask, maybe she's right.By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Writer and Actor, Chase McCown, join Erin & MeLissa to talk GOING LIVE, taking spin class from the studio into your home, and we cover our little knowledge of "Only Fans."By Erin Saenz, MeLissa Gavarrette
Director of Customer Success & Service at Shmoop, Kelsey Olson, joins Erin & MeLissa to talk education resources, going through a pregnancy during the pandemic, and the pros of having two weddings to the same person.By Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
Actor, writer, and comedienne, Santina Muha, join us to talk about Zoom birthdays, not leaving your apartment for months and how COVID got us into some weird snacksBy Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
Actor Peter Banifaz and guest host/actor Nina Concepcion join MeLissa to talk about discovering your people during a pandemic, immigrant parents and American children and falling in love over Twitter.By Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
The hosts of The Dumbbells podcast, Eugene Cordero and Ryan Stanger, take time out of being dads and podcast hosts to talk to us about movies, quarantine fitness tricks and how to eat most of the ice cream your mom bought without her knowing for a while.By Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
Photographer and Producer, Mandee Johnson talks about the release of Super Serious, her brand new book (OUT NOW!), we learn her tips and tricks for taking the best polaroid pictures and the secret for producing live comedy in LA for the last ten years.By Erin McGown, Melissa Gavarrette
Actor, comedian and activist Raiza Licea talks about producing a hit live comedy show to celebrate and make space for Latinx performers, everything involved with meeting Mr. Worldwide, and Latinx businesses you should not be sleeping on.By Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
Comedian Debra DiGiovanni talks about her VERY successful Friday Instagram posts, terrible dating and sad breakups, and everyone shares where their tech limits are.By Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
Actor and co-founder of Outpost13 - a brand new online comedy channel, Paul Hungerford shares about raising kids with the internet, suddenly becoming the teacher when school gets cancelled for the pandemic and launching an online theater.By Erin McGown and MeLissa Gavarrette
Comedian and creator / host of The Funny Dance Show on E! Justine Marino talks about launching a hilariously brilliant show in the middle of a pandemic, butterfly Instagram filters, how to support and be supported as you hustle your heart out and why everyone thinks her boyfriend Mitch is so great (you will, too).…
Comedian and writer Patrick McDonald talks about stumbling on viral comedy gold mid-quarantine, finding permission to promote your art and, most importantly, calling someone on Instagram.By Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
Comedian and host of the podcast “You Can Tell Me Anything” Teresa Lee talks about figuring out how to run a digital comedy show during quarantine, understanding human behavior and all three share hot tips from therapyBy Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
Entertainment reporter Megan Vick shares her wisdom and experiences with growing up biracial in the heart of the south, finding your voice online, and an impassioned pitch for everyone to stop what they’re doing and watch Blindspotting immediately.By Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
Erin & MeLissa are back from the unknown to resurrect GroupText, a podcast about friendship, communication and technology in the middle of the 2020 apocalypse.By Erin McGown & MeLissa Gavarette
Podcaster and photographer Dustin Baker (My Two Black Friends podcast) join Erin & MeLissa to discuss the current events of May 2020, how technology and social media is impacting the conversation around race, justice and online echo chambers, and bright spots in a dark time.By Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
"It's all one thing." Summer camp with Giddyup Glen, touring with a Christian band, and the intersection of sobriety and spirituality. What is fear and what is love? Scott discusses it all (and we mean "all") in this episode.
"I was dead to you while I felt my most alive..." Beth talks growing up pentecostal, being overwhelmed by the Bible, how to flirt to convert and emails from your past when you're in a new place.
"Nobody should run out of a church crying and ashamed..." Nina reads her letter and talks about her fear of hell, her thoughts on heaven on earth and what happens when you refer to the Holy Spirit as "it".
"Let your everyday life be Holy" Katherine Alyse joins Erin & MeLissa to discuss waiting for God to talk to you, real life Bible thumpers, and finding holiness even in the darkness.
Episode 03 - Zora Treat people better. Zora joins Erin & MeLissa to discuss the trouble with adapting to cultural Christianity, the church of Uganda and the Apostle Paul's thoughts on Veggie Tales.
Episode 02 - Chanelle "There's not better place to projectile vomit than in front of christians." Chanelle shares her story of growing up in the Bible belt, her personal journey with her own sexuality, the people she notices in her everyday life and the picture of Jesus she got when she threw up in a public place. This is Chanelle's story and we ha…
MeLissa and Erin kick off this series with a glimpse of what's to come: history, nerves and letters written to the American Church. They share the truth of how they met, a run down on who Paul is and why he matters so much for this project and what they hope you'll hear in this conversation.By Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette
We are launching our mini-series, Oh Dear God on August 29th, 2017. We've asked our incredible guests to share their experience with religion, answer a lot of personal questions and write a letter to the American church. We hope that you'll be patient, kind and open to everything they have to say. We thank you. We love you. Follow Oh Dear God on in…
Austin Huff (Jim Rome Show) is a long time friend, first time guest of Group Text. He shares the two TV shows that helped turn him into a sports broadcaster, how to pick a favorite sports team and the historic event that brought him to the Staples Center for the first time.
Fellow redhead Kevin Porter (Gilmore Guys, Funny or Die) explains the not so sexy job of a dongle, the story of a viral podcast, his resting nice guy face and a community he wants to give a voice to.
The wonderful Andrée Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca, How to Train Your Dragon - Netflix) shares her hacks for being a pro instagram food stylist, the first steps to being compassionate, a TON of recipes involving either peanut butter or Yukon Gold potatoes and help for anyone considering a plant based diet no matter where you live.…
The super cool Jess Rona (@JessRonaGrooming and 100 million super cute music videos of her own) shares about how dogs helped her go viral, where she goes to learn things like coffee bean roasting and the importance of a tools for making joy a guiding factor in your own life.By Erin and Melissa
Connie Shin ("Sidekicks", "I Do Until I Don't") shares all the hot goss with Erin and MeLissa about her guilty pleasure follows on Twitter and Instagram, life after making her own movie and the emotional journey of buying and wearing a mesh Troll shirt. Producer Samee Note: We recorded this in Los Angeles during the very very hot summer of 2017, yo…
Join Erin, MeLissa and Group text's normally silent but now ON THE MIC Samee Junio for an insiders look into Group text with Erin and MeLissa. They talk podcasts, their favorite things on the internet, and how much they love each other.
Re'Sean Pates (Hairspray Live, Glee) joins Erin & MeLissa to talk staying alive in a giant group text, Roscoe the Reader, and how to behave on airplanes.
Beautiful actor/comedian Rachel Scott discusses breaking up on a honeymoon, face timing with babies an the regrets she can deal with.
Austin Gavarrette (MeLissa's little brother her whole life) talks about gaming, what is gaming, who is gaming, that maybe Erin & MeLissa should game and more!
Eliza Bennett (MTV's Sweet Vicious & so much more we couldn't pick) joins Erin & MeLissa to talk being a kid actor, the differences between the U.K. and the U.S. on social media and how to learn your angels.
Kim Seltzer and Aliya Kamalova (Best Friend Show) talking about being best friends with boyfriends, the best ways to learn a language and the new things these business partners are working on in order to take over the world
Jesse Esparza and Julian Gonzalez (Extra Extra Podcast) share their best places for memes, debate who discovered Lady Gaga and discusses who runs LA