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The 29-Hour Podcast

Conversations with theater actors, writers and directors hosted by Sam Heldt and Julia Meinwald.

In this week's mini-episode slash season finale, Sam and Julia talk to each other about how they met, compare their relationship to a tree, and take stock of how this whole podcast thing is going. 

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This week we talk to actor and writer Lynne Marie Rosenberg about going on dates with a language acquisition robot, representation in casting, and what a year without Shakespeare would look like.

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This week we talk to writer and actor Jeff Talbott about becoming an "instant playwright", how to approach starting a new piece, and how little it costs to be kind.

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This week we talk to actress and singer-songwriter Lauren Marcus about what it feels like to incur a serious injury onstage, being part of a cool cult, and the blessing and curse of being called unique.

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This week we talked to director Ethan Heard about exploring queerness in the classic canon, working with incarcerated populations on Beethoven's Fidelio, and the importance of being in rooms together.

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This week we talk with actress Victoria Huston-Elem about feeling like a fraud, re-acclimating to New York after working out of town, and singing higher notes than she's ever sung before on tour.

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This week we talk with writer Zack Zadek about our strict childhood piano teachers, the thrill of hearing new material for the first time, and whether musical buttons are a necessary evil.

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This week we talked with writer Brandon Michael Lowden about the similarities between electrical engineering and musical theatre writing, how we present ourselves on the internet, and what on God's green earth dogs are.

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This week we talked with percussionist and arranger/orchestrator Jeremy Yaddaw about bringing diversity to musical theatre orchestras, communication between percussionists and composers, and seeking the approval of imaginary people.

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This week we talk with composer Will Aronson about voice vs. versatility in writing, the effect of humming Irving Berlin tunes to your infant, and the unsolvable mystery of what makes music satisfying.

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