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Watch and Listen is a bi-weekly podcast about watches, watchmaking, and the people that make the industry tick. Hosts Michael Senderovich (On Time Podcast & The Road Stories Podcast), and Cameron Weiss, watchmaker and CEO of the Weiss Watch Company (based in Los Angeles, CA) will take you through the history of watches, clocks and watchmaking, showing you what makes some of the most iconic watches just that. The guys will discuss watch buying, maintaining, investing, and collecting at all pr ...
 
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Heriberto Montalban is a teacher and movement director specialising in Lecoq-based physical theatre who currently teaches across the acting courses at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). In the final episode of season one, Heriberto talks to Denis about his love of teaching, his unique approach to teaching, his favorite exercises,…
 
Jamibeth Margolis, Casting Director and General Manager at the National Yiddish Theatre, talks to Denis about the theatre and its history. She discusses the process of casting actors who didn't speak Yiddish in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish and why Joel Grey and Steven Skybell were so amazing to work with. With 20 years of casting experience, Jami…
 
Actress E. Faye Butler recently played voting and women’s rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer in Cheryl L. West’s play Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!. She shares some of her favorite quotes from Hamer’s speeches and talks about what doing the play taught her. E. Faye and Denis also chat about how Hamer's words are so relevant to this moment in history…
 
Paul Alexander Nolan, star of Slave Play, Bright Star, Once and four other Broadway shows, talks about growing up in Saskatchewan, Canada and how working in Canada and the US is different. Paul and Denis also discuss meditation, why he is drawn to the abstract, why he limits his time on social media, how Brent Carver inspired him and his recent run…
 
Fay Simpson talks about the Lucid Body, a unique physical training method she created for actors and teaches around the world. Fay and Denis dissect "the shadow exercise" she teaches in the Lucid Body classes. They also talk about the various ways we as a country are currently facing our own shadow, including a discussion about the #MeToo movement.…
 
Joey Contreras, a musical theatre and pop songwriter, talks about his writing process and collaborations. He shares where he finds inspiration and discusses his time at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre writing program. Joey and Denis also discuss the art of teaching and what the pandemic has taught them both about themselves. Joey: Website: joeycon…
 
Broadway actress Christina DeCicco (Evita, Wicked, Spiderman) talks about her first year of motherhood. She shares what being a mother has taught her and talks about balancing her family and career. Christina and Denis explore motherhood in some of the roles she has played onstage and ponder the messages in some popular books for children. Christin…
 
Mike Mosallam, director, producer, writer and head of Mike Mosallam Productions, speaks about identities in the stories he tells on screen. Mike talks about how his film Breaking Fast came to be and why All-American Muslim, his show for TLC, was a personal and important project for him. Mike and Denis also discuss teaching, writing, simplicity and …
 
Diana Basmajian, a producer, director, coach and artist in New York, tells Denis why Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means so much to her. They discuss the RBG crochet dolls that Diana has been making for over two years to raise money for charities that support women. Diana also talks about directing, coaching actors, the power of community and why pai…
 
Robert Price has taught and directed at many of London's leading drama schools including RADA and LAMDA. Robert and Denis discuss his love of teaching and why he finds change profoundly hopeful. Robert also speaks about the recent administrative changes at LAMDA, the complicated nature of drama schools and how Qigong has influenced his life and wor…
 
Stage and screen star Krysta Rodriguez talks about playing Liza Minnelli in the upcoming Ryan Murphy miniseries Halston and how she has used her time in quarantine to reflect on her career and pursue her passion for interior design. Krysta speaks about her time at NYU, teaching, working on television and what she learned from Susan Egan. Krysta and…
 
Adam Laird, who was recently Associate Musical Director on Broadway's Beetlejuice, shares how he made the transition from actor to musical director/vocal coach by following his joy and allowing the people around him to be his school. Adam and Denis debate if confidence can be taught, discuss the nature of practice and Adam shares what his years on …
 
Hamilton’s Erin Clemons speaks about the power of being true to yourself and why it's important to be of service. She discusses vocal health and how she sang the role of Eliza Hamilton eight times a week. Erin and Denis also talk about her time at Music Theatre of Wichita, what they both learned from Jen Waldman and why it can be so tempting to avo…
 
Four members of the 2020 class in musical theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) talk to Denis about their interrupted senior year and showcasing online during COVID. Kurtis Bradley Brown, Madison Deadman, Bailee Endebrock and Sam Pickart discuss what the silver lining of their experience has been, talk about …
 
Jonathan Hammond, a teacher, energy healer, shamanic practitioner and spiritual counselor, talks about his new book The Shaman’s Mind: Huna Wisdom to Change Your Life. Jonathan and Denis dive into seven shamanic principles for living successfully and discuss how they can help anyone who applies them. Jonathan also explains why he believes this tumu…
 
Ladi Emeruwa speaks about playing the role of Hamlet in 188 countries as part of Shakespeare's Globe's two-year tour of the play that went all over the world. He talks about how a Meisner course and a meditation retreat he did both profoundly changed his life. Ladi and Denis discuss their individual training at the London Academy of Music and Drama…
 
Zakiya Young, a Los Angeles-based actress and VO artist, talks about why she has felt called to speak about race and how having a teachable spirit is essential to dismantling racism. Zakiya tells Denis why being in Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced was a pivotal experience in her growth, speaks about microaggressions and interracial relationships and shares …
 
It's ladies hour! On this episode the guys get a little out of their comfort zone and talk about watches for the ladies. The discussion goes from Mechanical to quartz, jeweled and not jeweled, and vintage watches being a great starting point due to their smaller size. To see more watches visit: www.crownandcaliber.com To learn more about Weiss Watc…
 
Zoe Mann, a recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, speaks about her training at Yale, finding her clown and a shamanic experience she had while working on Shakespeare. Zoe and Denis discuss shame, the imposter syndrome, owning up to your privilege and the importance of including the audience when acting onstage. Zoe: Instagram: @zoe_mann_20 D…
 
James Harkness, star of Broadway's Ain't Too Proud, talks about his extraordinary journey with the show, how the events in the show parallel events in today’s world and what he learned from playing Paul Williams. He also talks about his favorite teachers, his advice for auditioning actors and why wearing so many hats in show business has made his l…
 
Actor and coach Johann George shares how he created a new free program for young women of color that teaches them to listen to their own voice first. Johann and Denis discuss the power of saying no, how to back up your values with action and why he believes in transparency as an anti-racist principle. He describes his transformative experience at t…
 
Olivier Award Winner Leigh Zimmerman speaks on age diversity and the ways that it affected every step of her six-year journey playing Sheila in A Chorus Line. Leigh and Denis discuss the importance of education and the differences between Broadway and the West End. She shares insight into her performances in Chicago, Contact and The Producers, reve…
 
New York actress Jaygee Macapugay shares her recent experience being in the new musical Soft Power, a Pulitzer Prize finalist at the Public Theatre, and why telling Asian-American stories is important to her. Jaygee and Denis chat about navigating a career in the theatre, what she learned from the kids on Broadway in School of Rock and how Alexande…
 
Our old friend and Crown & Caliber Ambassador, Spike Feresten is back for another episode of Porsche's and Watches! Ever wonder what watch the guys would wear if they were driving a 917 Porsche? How about a 959? Well, tune in and find out! To see more watches visit: www.crownandcaliber.com To learn more about Weiss Watch Company visit: www.weisswat…
 
Welcome to The Voracious Student. In this introductory episode meet Broadway actor, student of life and aspiring renaissance man Denis Emile Lambert and hear about why he is starting a podcast. With guests from the theatre community and beyond at every stage of their life journey, The Voracious Student will explore how being a student is essential …
 
Cameron and Mike dive deep into what makes a watch actually tick exploring and explaining everything from main plates to modules. Ever wondered how a power reserve works? How about what determines the frequency. All this and more on this episode! To see more watches visit: www.crownandcaliber.com To learn more about Weiss Watch Company visit: www.w…
 
This week we talk to our buddy Nathan from Crown & Caliber. You may recognize him as the guy from most of their videos. Nathan loves watches, is super knowledgeable, and rocks a really classic Datejust. So, of course we had to talk Rolex. More specifically we took a look at our picks for Rolex stainless steel alternatives as well as which Submarine…
 
Jeremy Roizin is a watch collector and previous partner at Watch Anish. He and the guys chat entry-level watches putting them head-to-head. They also wade into the world of GMTs, Perpetual Calendars, and make the bold claim that the Vacheron Constantin Overseas is maybe wrongly overshadowed by the Patek Nautilus and the AP Royal Oak. To see more wa…
 
Mike and Cameron talk to Mike Margolis of Horology Works this week. Mike talks about collecting watches and how his affinity and passion began. They also discuss his days working with Jean Claude Biver. Now, Mike has moved onto Horology Works and the guys spend a fair amount of time on the distribution of watches and where Mike's company comes into…
 
Is Baselworld dead? That is the question as Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Chopard and Chanel make their exit. Plus, since the time of recording this, it looks as though LVMH has also decided to say goodbye. This week Cameron and Mike are joined by Mike Margolis, former U.S. President of Girard Perrigeaux and now heavily involved with H.Moser & Cie …
 
Well, we are still in quarantine, but the show will go on. This week, Cameron and Mike talk doomsday watches and cover diving, compasses and shock resistance. Plus they discuss the reliability differences between quartz and mechanical watches. Please make sure to click the bell for notifications on when the next episode will drop! Instagram Follow …
 
Today, Cameron and Mike interview Steve Hallock, from Tick-Tocking- a shop that specializes in rare and super high-end independent pieces. The guys talk independent watches, including resale and servicing. They also tackle how independents work for major brands on development, manufacturing and more. This episode looks a little different as we are …
 
Magnus Walker is a British designer, custom car builder, and car collector. He is the owner of one of the most extensive Porsche collections in the world - and it's all housed in an old factory in Los Angeles. Today he came by to hang out, talk watches, and exude cool. It was an awesome hour and a half. Instagram Follow Magnus: @magnuswalker Follow…
 
This week we dive into the world of Swiss Certifications. What are they? How do watches get them? Where can you find them on your watch? Cameron and Mike take a long look at the different certifications and watches that carry them. To sign up for the Submariner giveaway visit: https://info.crownandcaliber.com/role... Be sure to like this video, sub…
 
In this episode, Matt and Cameron review the things we've studied over the last 50 episodes, some of our more interesting guests and stories, and examine the current state of our collections, compared to where we started. This is the last episode hosted by Matt, although Crown & Caliber are going to continue on with the channel. We are really looki…
 
In this episode, Matt and Cameron take a deep (and very expensive) dive into the 264-year history of the world's oldest continuously operating watch maker, Vacheron Constantin. Beyond the longevity of the company itself, VC's watches are exquisitely made, frequently complex, and highly customizable from the factory.... for the right price. We have …
 
On this episode, we are joined by Grand Seiko's Joe Kirk, who has brought "The Case" from Baselworld 2019 with several hundred thousand dollars in Grand Seiko and Credor's sickest watches. We talk about the history of Grand Seiko, what specific elements make up a GS watch aesthetic, GS's technological advancements like the 9F Quartz and Spring Driv…
 
In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore some of the highlights and lowlights Baselworkd 2019 and the new watches for this year releaased outside of the show's halls. Includes new watches from Rolex, Breitling, Swatch, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Grand Seiko, Citizen, Zenith, BVLGARI and Kari Voutalinen, plus a few more. This episode is available as a …
 
In this episode, Matt and Cameron play Crown & Caliber's 'Watch Madness' Bracket game, leading to our favorite watch from the past year. We examine watches from Rolex, Omega, IWC, Patek, and more. This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/YzrxmasqWpo Play yourself and win a gift certificate for $1,500 to Crown & Caliber! Use…
 
The Omega Speedmaster doesn't realy just describe one watch. The name Speedmaster describes an entire array of watches built over the last 62 years, and appreciated for their strong value-oriented approach to highly technical timekeeping, while, again, surviving the rigors of space flight time and time again. It takes a sharp eye to be able to spot…
 
In this episode Matt & Cameron are joined by Tudor enthusiast Spike Feresten. The three explore the history of the brand, some of the more notable vintage pieces, and Tudor's present-day offerings. Check out Spike's Car Radio on iTunes or at: https://www.podcastone.com/spikes-car-radio This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.…
 
Vortic is an interesting company - they find and restore vintage American pocket watch movements before installing them in a variety of cases of their own design. Each watch is made to order and totally one-of-a-kind, so the customer can literally go online and configure their own unique watch. Thayne, Vortic's COO, joins us in studio to talk about…
 
On this episode, Matt and Cameron are joined in studio by Matt Hranek, author of the acclaimed book, "A Man And His Watch," (which makes a great holiday gift, BTW). Mr. Hranek is a travel photographer, author, and connoseur of the finer things, on top of being a fan of vintage cars and watches. We talk about some of the best watch stories from his …
 
Cameron and Matt are joined in studio by Jean-Marc Pontrué, the CEO of Panerai and former CEO of Roger Dubuís. Jean-Marc has been at the Richemont Group for 18 years, and has spent his entire career either helming watch companies, or selling luxury goods. We discuss the history of Panerai, the current state of the industry and Panerai's market shar…
 
In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore materials - a bigger spread than we expected! We look at all the different types of watch cases you can get in today's modern watches, from Stainless Steel, Titanium, and precious metals like Gold and Platinum to man-made materials like PVD, Plastic, and Carbon Fiber, and more! With examples of each in stud…
 
When watchmaking is about more than simply telling time as accurately as possible, it becomes about pushing the boundaries of art and engineering. Inspired by the non-traditional watch faces of Urwerk, Keral Bachand took his engineering expertise to the next level: reverse engineering and building a working Urwerk 202 in his college dorm room. Insp…
 
In this episode, our most requested topic ever, we invite Mark Almeras from the AverageBros YouTube channel in to talk about modifying Seiko watches. The Seiko is like the LS engine of watches: good bones, reliabile and durable, but not always pretty out of the box, and with some obvious cost cutting in terms of some of the parts, the straps, bezel…
 
In this episode, we are joined in studio by Simon Wolf, CEO of Wolf Watch Winders, the company bearing not only his name, but the last name of 5 generations of Wolfs, back to 1834. Simon tells us the increible story of his company and family history stretching across three nations, and we discuss watch winder development and technology, as well as …
 
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