TBD With LDT, Ep. 34: “TBD With Bethany Saint-Smith”

RELEASE DATE: December 12, 2018

Bethany Saint-Smith is a singer-songwriter, a poet, an autobiographer, a mother, a survivor, a force of nature — and a piece of the Universe glowing brightly. Of her singing, The Supreme’s Susaye Greene said, “Bethany has the instincts of an aged American blues singer. There’s a tug in the heart when you hear her sing that grabs you and makes you wonder what she’s lived through. She reminds me of the earthy Odetta of 60’s Folk-rock fame, or of Nina Simone’s scathingly sophisticated perceptions of life.” Bethany and I sit down and discuss life and barriers and human relationships in what will hopefully just be one episode in a series of talks with this incredible artist. Follow her on bethanysaintsmith.wordpress.com and find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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TBD With LDT, Ep. 32: “Religion, Identity, and Letting Your Light Shine” With Jeremiah Ripley

RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2018 (day before my 36th birthday!)

On this episode, I once again sit down with Jeremiah Ripley, a fellow MFA Actor at Cal State LA, and this time we dig deep into matters of queer identity, politics, acceptance, awareness, representation, and more. Progress was made in the midterm elections, but our world still has work to do — and some of that work starts by letting ourselves and one another shine, just like mama Marianne Williamson taught us.

TBD With LDT, Ep. 25: “Yes, Yes, Nanette”

RELEASE DATE: July 11, 2018

Hannah Gadsby’s show “Nanette” is available for streaming on Netflix and I highly, Highly, HIGHLY recommend it. It’s categorized as a comedy show, because Hannah has been working as a comedian for years, but this transcends comedy. This is a Truth in Storytelling master class, a raw and real and intensely human piece of work. It’s theatre and personal narrative and stand-up and it is so damn good. Life-changingly good, even.

TBD With LDT, Ep. 22 — “Happy Pride 2018”

RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2018

Happy Pride Month 2018, y’all! We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re celebrating all month long! Today’s episode is a personal and heartfelt explosion of gratitude for the progress we’ve made, and a sobering look at how far we still have to go. We still live in a world where being openly LGBTQIA+ makes us a target–from anything to subtle microagressions to denial of human rights to murder. Each year we are faced with groups seeking to reverse the progress made towards LGBTQIA+ equality–and sometimes, those groups are within the highest forms of government and power.

Stay strong my family! Together we will carry this torch, keep it blazing bright, and we will illuminate the hearts of humanity!