RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2018
The one and only Amy Seeley is on the podcast today! Amy is an actor, an improvisor, a writer, an educator, an empowering force in the Universe, and a founder of Chicago’s Factory Theater — amongst other things. She and I sit down for an absolutely heartening, inspiring, dee-lightful conversation about life, learning, finding your voice, #metoo, improvisation, and a whole lotta other great stuff. There’s a reason why Amy Seeley is a favorite human of many, and you can hear why on this week’s episode of TBD With LDT.
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.
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!
RELEASE DATE: January 29, 2018
On today’s episode, Jeremiah Ripley and I sit under a stairwell in the Television, Film, and Media (TVFM) building at Cal State LA and talk about the things we do when we’re bored, music and music festivals and large crowds, and getting in trouble in high school.
RELEASE DATE: January 22, 2018
In which I walk in from Day 1 of spring semester of grad school and record an episode. Discussion of narrative as the primary way that humans learn….and a special surprise guest!
Finished rehearsal at 11pm, got home at 11:15pm, and just barely uploaded this before 11:59pm! This was SUCH an off-the-cuff episode that there is not one, but TWO special guests! My cat makes a couple of sound appearances…and then got home from work, so I made him join me in this discussion on narrative, storytelling, and truth. Enjoy!
RELEASE DATE: January 15, 2018
I’ve been playing Skyrim (PS4 Special Edition) lately, which has resulted in odd dreams and me reminiscing about some dreams I had when I was a kid…followed by some memories of truly bizarre childhood LDT behavior. Ah, neuroses.
RELEASE DATE: January 8, 2018
Last night I logged into an ancient email account and was ambushed by memory lane…so today I’m talking about the tricky nature of memory, what it’s like to revisit old emails (tangent: why doesn’t every BA/BFA/BS program have mandatory classes in “Email Writing For Your Field?”), and transitional periods of life (and their anniversaries).