Theater People



If anyone is suffering withdrawl from Broadway Backstory, there is another podcast option to consider until Season 2 begins in September 2017. It’s called Theater People.

Each podcast is dedicated to a notable theater person. It is hosted by Patrick Hinds (who also hosts Broadway Backstory). And the good news is there are over 100 podcasts alreay created. This will give most people plenty of options to listen to over the next several months.

The podcast includes interviews and career stories of such people as: Betty Buckley, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alice Ripley, La Chanze, Jerry Mitchell, and many more.

Essential listening for those fellow theatre nerds out there. Everyone has a story, theater people are just more dramatic about it. šŸ˜‰





Originals is a book by Adam Grant, andĀ Organizational psychologist. First became aware of him through his TedTalk, “The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers”. His approach to the suject matter is compelling and relatable. And he has the research to back it all up.

The book really digs into the concepts brought up in the talk, exploring a variety of aspects in discovering “originals” and they way they move about the world.

Often surprising, certainly unique. Word a listen and a read.



boomerangforios-370x229Boomerang is an app which takes shorst video clips which loop back and forth. It’s really such a simple concept, and yet can be really visually interesting and funny.

Platforms such as Instagram and Facebook allow for this feature when posting video stories.

Who would have thought it would be so entertaining and addictive.


Broadway Backstory



Musical Theatre Nerds Unite!

Completely obsessed with the podcast Broadway Backstory. This podcast was recommended to me by my friend Laura (thank you Laura!). In season one, tales of 7 Broadway shows are told from idea to creation. With interviews of key players (Directors, Producers, Composers, Actors, etc.) Each podcast is dedicated to one shows story.

Patrick Hinds hosts this addictive series. The shows included in season one are: In the Heights, Fun Home, Deaf West’ Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde, The Secret Garden, Next to Normal, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

The podcast pull back the curtain on what it takes to produce shows on Broadway, the years of dedication, setbacks, and triumphs.