Broadway veteran Betsy Struxness: Ep. 53

She was an original cast member of Hamilton. She’s performed in WickedMatildaMemphis and so many more shows. Not to mention guest spots on Louie and Broad City. Actress, performer, and fellow pro wrestling nerd Betsy Struxness tells me all about life on the Great White Way.

What’s Lin-Manuel Miranda’s personal nickname for her? How was it meeting Barack Obama – twice? When does a performer know it’s time to leave a show for good? Betsy answers all!

You can find Betsy on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook, and read a piece she recently wrote for The Ensemblist about the importance of ensembles on Broadway. You can, of course, also follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on iTunes right here, in the Google Play store, or to listen on Stitcher!

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.” Definitely check his work out here.

Checking in on the Class of 2017: Ep. 52

What are the biggest fears of this year’s college graduates? What does the Class of ’17 think of Donald Trump? Do college kids use Tinder? I asked my cousin John Richard, who graduated this week, to give me a look into the next generation.

Plus find out what alcohol college kids are drinking these days, which social media they use the most and least, and “the biggest lie” their generation was told.

John keeps his social media life private – smart! – but you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on iTunes right here, in the Google Play store, or to listen on Stitcher!

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.” Definitely check his work out here.