Monday, April 15, 2024

Episode 194 - Danny Taylor

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On today's episode of the podcast, I have Broadway percussionist and conductor, Danny Taylor!

Danny Taylor

Danny is a unique guest to the show as he's not only an incredible Broadway performing musician, but he's also my cousin. Now, I may not completely understand the genealogical math behind it, but he's either my third cousin, or my second cousin once removed. If you understand it, feel free to explain it me, but know I probably still won't get it. Danny and had never met each other until a few years ago, and much to our family's chagrin, this was a crime that needed to be rectified. We finally met in the most cliche, Hollywood way possible, on the Warner Brothers lot at the Eastwood Scoring Stage. 

Tim and Danny's first time meeting at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers.

Tim and Danny while recording the show

I talked to Danny about growing up playing the drums and learning his technique, learning the dynamics of playing in a band, putting in the work to prepare for the future, getting his first Broadway show, playing in studio sessions for movies, playing in the "In the Heights" orchestra, softball with Lin-Manuel Miranda, touring with "Aladdin", becoming a conductor on Broadway, and so much more. 

A big Thank You to Danny for taking the time to join me on the show. He had just returned from playing some shows on the road with his band and I was thrilled we were able to get him on the show. It's not a family reunion if it isn't recorded, right? Make sure to follow Danny on all of the links below. 

Thanks, Danny!

Enjoy the episode!

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Episode 193 - Sarah Hamilton

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Bonus episode time! On today's episode I have actress and author, Sarah Hamilton!

Sarah Hamilton

I've known Sarah for a few years now as we have worked together at Warner Brothers. She also was the star of one the episodes of our series "Screams from the Dark" last year. I've always known Sarah as an actress, but was blown away to learn that she was an author as well. Sarah has a big book signing coming up this weekend at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove and I wanted to make sure I had her on to help promote the signing. 

Sarah and Tim

On the episode we talked about Sarah growing up in Rochester, New York, what inspired her to become and actress, moving across the country to follow her dream, becoming a published author at just 17 years old, working on the HBO Max show "Winning Time", her books "The Enchantress", "The Lies We Tell", and "L.A. Mermaids", balancing a busy work life, and so much more. 

Get your books signed from Sarah this Saturday from 12PM-2:00PM at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove

A huge Thank You to Sarah for taking the time in her busy schedule to jump on for a last minute episode to talk about her ever growing career. Make sure to join her this Saturday, April 13th from 12:00PM-2:00PM at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove for her book signing. Also please make sure to follow Sarah on all of the links below to see all of the cool things she always has going on. 

Thanks, Sarah!

Enjoy the episode!

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Episode 192 - Janine Hogan

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On today's episode of the podcast, I have writer, producer, actress, comedian, and beatboxer, Janine Hogan. 

Janine Hogan

Currently, Janine and I are working together on the feature horror film, "Demonetize" that we will be filming later this year. Janine is the co-writer and one of the stars of "Demonetize", yet we've only ever met in passing over brief Zoom meetings. 

Janine and Tim recording the show

I talked with Janine about growing up in Florida, being the class clown, making the move to Los Angeles and going all in on film and comedy, working on Expedition Bigfoot, working as the head writer of The Substitute, The Floor is Lava, comedic inspirations, beatboxing and so much more.

A huge thank you to Janine for taking the time to join me on the show. It was great to get to know more about her and her career. Please make sure to follow here on all of the links below and go see her perform live if you're here in Los Angeles! Also, make sure to follow our links for Demonetize so you can see Janine star in our new horror feature filming later this year. 

Thanks, Janine!

Enjoy the episode. 

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VISIT JANINE'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE

VISIT THE OFFICIAL DEMONETIZE SITE HERE

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Episode 191 - Elisa Jordan

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 On today’s episode of the podcast, I am joined by writer and author, Elisa Jordan! 

Elisa Jordan

I’ve had the pleasure getting to know Elisa over the past few years as co-workers at Warner Brothers, and she just had a new book come out about Marilyn Monroe entitled “Hello, Norma Jeane”. 

On the episode we talked about Elisa growing up in Orange County, discovering her love of Hollywood, working for Henry Rollins, her book and the lasting impact of Marilyn Monroe, Rockhaven Sanitarium, preserving history, and so much more. 

A huge Thank You to Elisa Jordan for taking the time to join me on the show. I had such a great time learning more about her story and career. Make sure to pick up her books, “Hello, Norma Jeane” and “Rockhaven Sanitarium: The Legacy of Agnes Richards” on the links below. 

Thank you, Elisa! 

Enjoy the episode! 

BUY “HELLO, NORMA JEANE” HERE

BUY “ROCKHAVEN SANITARIUM: THE LEGACY OF AGNES RICHARDS” HERE 

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

On the Mic 200th Episode LIVE from WonderCon!

It’s finally here! Our 200th episode! As I’ve started recording new episodes to begin releasing in April, our 200th episode was quickly upon us. I am so happy so say we will be doing it as a LIVE show at this years WonderCon!

I will be joined by writer/director Alex Watson as I look back on the past 10 years and 200 episodes, with a little bit of a twist to it. This year’s show will be at 8:00PM in Room 211. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Tim's 96th Oscar Picks

It's that time of year again! The red carpet is rolled out and the Oscars are here! Which can only mean one thing, it's time for my annual Oscar Picks!


Jimmy Kimmel is back for as our host and I'm incredibly excited to see what he has in store for us. 

This year's nominees are one of a kind and I had pleasure as always speaking with a number of them. Oppenheimer has been quite the powerhouse this award season, and I expect that to continue tonight. Some of these races are so tight that I may as well have just flipped a coin to decide them. I'm also really looking forward to seeing Ryan Gosling perform "I'm Just Ken" on the Oscar stage. The past two years I've only predicted 1 wrong. Can my streak continue?  
Without further ado, here's my picks for the 96th Oscars. 

BEST PICTURE

Oppenheimer

BEST ACTOR

Cillian Murphy

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Robert Downey Jr. 

BEST ACTRESS

Emma Stone

This is a toss-up. It could go either way between Lily Gladstone and Emma Stone. While I know a lot of people are leaning towards Lily Gladstone after the SAG win, which is statistically smart, I'm picking Emma Stone for the upset. While they both won the Golden Globe in their respective categories, Emma Stone has led the way with the awards this season, including the BAFTA which Lily Gladstone wasn't even nominated for. I think the international vote pushes Emma Stone to win. 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Da'Vine Joy Randolph

BEST DIRECTOR

Christopher Nolan

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Oppenheimer

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

BEST EDITING

Oppenheimer

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Anatomy of a Fall

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

American Fiction

BEST DOCUMENTARY

20 Days in Mariupol

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

War is Over! Inspired by Music of John and Yoko

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Red, White, & Blue

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

The Last Repair Shop

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Barbie

This is a tough one. I honestly feel like it's a toss-up between Barbie and Poor Things. They both won their respective categories at the Costume Designer Guild awards, but the momentum seems to be going towards Barbie here.

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP 

Maestro

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

The Zone of Interest

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Oppenheimer

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 

"What Was I Made For?" - Barbie
Billie Eilish & Finneas O'Connell

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Poor Things

This one is also a complete toss-up between Barbie and Poor Things. I think what gives Poor Things the edge here is winning the Art Directors Guild and BAFTA.

BEST SOUND

Oppenheimer 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

The Creator

Don't miss the 96th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. This year's show starts an hour earlier at 4PM PST. 

Friday, February 9, 2024

ShortsTV presents the Oscar Nominated Shorts in theaters

As the Oscar nominations have been announced, ShortsTV is once again giving you the opportunity to see all of the nominated short films in theaters. 


Once again, we will be working with ShortsTV to bring you interviews with the Oscar nominated filmmakers from each shorts category. 

Official ShortsTV trailer for the 2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts

In my opinion, short films tend to be one of the most overlooked categories by a viewing audience, even though these films often pack the same punch the features do. One of my favorite things about covering the Oscar Shorts every year is watching so many new/young filmmakers find their way to becoming major filmmakers we grow to love, and sometimes, even seeing tenured successful filmmakers return to the shorts to tell a story. 

Click on the link below to find out where you can see this year's Oscar Shorts, brought to us by ShortsTV. Oscar shorts hit theaters starting February 16, 2024.