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Ep. 34 Roni Geva. Actor, Writer, Comic Genius

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Release Date: 05/11/2022

S3E40 Emmanuel Ceysson: LA Phil Principal Harpist show art S3E40 Emmanuel Ceysson: LA Phil Principal Harpist

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Show Notes: Episode Title: S3E40 - Emmanuel Ceysson: Mastering the Harp YouTube Video Link: Introduction: In this captivating episode, we delve into the fascinating world of harp mastery with Emmanuel Ceysson. Join us as we explore his remarkable journey from starting the harp at the tender age of 7 to becoming a renowned professional harpist. Emmanuel shares insights into the challenges he faced as a male harpist, the intricacies of the pedal harp, and his unique approach to overcoming performance anxiety. Key Discussion Points: Early Beginnings and Unique Sound: Emmanuel's journey into...

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S3E39: Stephanie Thompson: Play Like an Artist, Fuel Like an Athlete show art S3E39: Stephanie Thompson: Play Like an Artist, Fuel Like an Athlete

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In this episode of the Honesty Pill podcast, we sit down with Stephanie Thompson, a functional nutritionist with a unique background as both a musician and a nutrition expert. Stephanie shares invaluable insights on the pivotal role nutrition plays in a musician's performance, energy levels, and overall well-being. She delves into common dietary myths, offers practical advice for improving nutrition, and introduces her transformative program, "Play Like an Artist, Fuel Like an Athlete." Show Notes: Highlighting the Gap: Stephanie opens the discussion by addressing the often-overlooked aspect...

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S3E38: Elizabeth Rowe: Breaking Free From Limiting Beliefs show art S3E38: Elizabeth Rowe: Breaking Free From Limiting Beliefs

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S3E38 Elizabeth Rowe: How to Break Free from Limiting Beliefs Podcast Summary In this episode, host Christopher Still speaks with acclaimed flutist Elizabeth Rowe about redefining success, moving past harsh self-criticism, addressing implicit bias in classical music, coping with professional setbacks, and making hard choices to align with your values. Guest Bio Elizabeth Rowe is the principal flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She is also an advocate for women’s rights and gender equality in classical music and a career/leadership coach for musicians and other high achievers. Key...

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S3E37: Neil Kimel: Insights on Horn Mastery and Winning Auditions show art S3E37: Neil Kimel: Insights on Horn Mastery and Winning Auditions

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Show Notes: Hey everybody, welcome back to the Honesty Pill Podcast! 🎵 Today, we’re diving into a rich conversation that's all about music, mentorship, and those magic moments that only happen in the orchestral world. We're hanging out with Neil Kimel - a phenomenal horn player, who’s been lighting up audiences from the stages of incredible orchestras and, nowadays, is lighting a fire in the next generation of musicians over at Northwestern.  Neil’s got stories and wisdom that span from the audition room to to the practice room. In This Episode: Get a backstage pass to Neil’s...

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S3E36: Michelle Lynne: Navigating Music and Entrepreneurship show art S3E36: Michelle Lynne: Navigating Music and Entrepreneurship

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Show Notes: Welcome to the first episode of Season Three of the Honesty Pill Podcast! We're kicking off this season with a deep dive into the intersection of music mastery, performance, and entrepreneurship—a crucial area for musicians looking to expand and excel in their careers. We're chatting with Michelle Lynne, a musician who's not just sticking to the stage. She's weaving her talents as a pianist and singer with her knack for entrepreneurship, showing us how musical skills can open doors to diverse and rewarding career paths. Michelle’s here to break things down, share her story, and...

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Ep. 35 Elim Chan, Rockstar Orchestra Conductor show art Ep. 35 Elim Chan, Rockstar Orchestra Conductor

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Episode 35 of the Honesty Pill Podcast is LIVE! My guest today is one of the most sought after young orchestral conductors in the classical music scene, Elim Chan. Here's a pop quiz for you: How many professional, female orchestra conductors can you name right now? Ready...go! How'd you do? Not so great? Need some help? I'm going to introduce you to just a few of the industry leading orchestral conductors who happen to be women, and whose names you need to know. We talk about life in Belgium, what it's like to travel the globe conducting the world's most prominent orchestra, and what rather...

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Ep. 34 Roni Geva. Actor, Writer, Comic Genius show art Ep. 34 Roni Geva. Actor, Writer, Comic Genius

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My guest today is actor, improviser, writer, producer and comic genius, Roni Geva. So, a nihilist, a realist, and an optimist walk into a bar... That's actually not a joke, just the backstory of how my guest today became the incredible human being that she is. A disclaimer and a trigger warning for this episode: the actor Will Smith is part of our conversation, but this interview was recorded before the slap heard 'round the world occurred. So when we don't bring up that topic, you will understand why. Also, this episode discusses abortion. Roni us one of the most hilarious, bubbly people I...

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Ep. 33 Jessica Phillips, Clarinetist at The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra show art Ep. 33 Jessica Phillips, Clarinetist at The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

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My guest today is the E-flat Clarinetist at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York, Jessica Phillips.  We’re going to talk about her performance career, auditions, and how she ended up playing in one of the most regarded opera orchestras in the world, but Jessica has a lot more going on in her life than just playing the clarinet. We’re going to dig into her life as an educator, musician entrepreneur and advocate for the arts.  Happy listening!  Chris @ Honesty Pill   Links:    

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Ep. 32 Elizabeth Gentner, performer, coach and entrepreneur show art Ep. 32 Elizabeth Gentner, performer, coach and entrepreneur

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My guest today is performer, coach and entrepreneur Elizabeth Gentner. And I just want to give you all a heads up, this was a heavy episode and we hit a lot of topics as you can tell from that intro clip, that I think are really critical and important to talk about so I am going to be quiet and let Elizabeth do most of the talking on this episode. I do just want to set this up by asking you the question, What do you think about the word, “Diva”? Is it a good thing? Is it a negative thing? Have you ever referred to someone as a diva, and if so, what were you trying to communicate? We’re...

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Ep. 31 Helane Marie Anderson, Sound Healing and Leadership show art Ep. 31 Helane Marie Anderson, Sound Healing and Leadership

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My guest today is transformational voice coach, singer, pianist, musician, composer, author, multi-instrumentalist and teacher, Helane Marie Anderson.  For those of you who have been listening to the podcast for a while, and were wondering, “What is a sound healer” that I always mention in the intro, you’re going to find out exactly what that is and why you need to know about it in today’s episode.   Helane has had an incredibly varied career doing all of the things I just mentioned, including being a praised in LA Magazine as “a healer who sings like an angel, taking you...

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My guest today is actor, improviser, writer, producer and comic genius, Roni Geva.

So, a nihilist, a realist, and an optimist walk into a bar... That's actually not a joke, just the backstory of how my guest today became the incredible human being that she is.

A disclaimer and a trigger warning for this episode:

  • the actor Will Smith is part of our conversation, but this interview was recorded before the slap heard 'round the world occurred. So when we don't bring up that topic, you will understand why.
  • Also, this episode discusses abortion.

Roni us one of the most hilarious, bubbly people I have ever met, and she is also a master at shining a spotlight on history, civil rights, and other very serious things.

This episode is not totally serious--there's some amazing, behind-the-scenes info on how TV shows and movies are made. Also, we'll teach you a little bit of Hebrew.

Enjoy and Happy Listening!

Chris @ Honesty Pill

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