INSIDE THE BOX
The new season premieres August 10th!
The new season premieres August 10th!
“Inside the Box” is a podcast hosted by a woman, about women, and intended for all who are eager to understand the plight of modern day feminism. We believe the modern day female is a renaissance woman that is informed, intelligent, always a class-act, but doesn't mind a good fart joke. So, we have developed a podcast that we hope will be a forum for an open and honest discussion and an in depth look at life as we know it and what it means to survive in our modern world as both a female and a human. As we stroll into the 2nd season, our episodes will vary based on questions asked in the interview process with a carefully selected group of women. I asked the same series of questions to 11 different women. Each question will be the theme of an episode and will feature a forward from me and all the guests' answers. The questions vary from the serious to the silly, as do the answers! Our guests are people we believe are on the cutting edge of their industry and have something valuable to offer our listeners. “Inside the Box” is hosted by Andrea Chesley. Andrea is a comedian, writer, and blogger with a background in just about everything and an insatiable need for knowledge and laughter. We hope you'll laugh, we hope you'll cry, we hope you'll feel less... alone.
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INTRODUCING THE GUESTS OF THE 2ND SEASON OF 'INSIDE THE BOX'
Meet Stephani Casey:
Stephani is a Brooklyn born chef on the adventure of a lifetime. One half of “TindertoSprinter” on www.tindertosprinter.com, she is traveling the country with her Tinder found love, Ryan, in their converted sprinter van, Louie, with no mapped out route and no timeline. Obviously not afraid to do her own thing, she’s cultivated an interesting background in the food world. From owning her own business to working for a Food Network Chef, all while not using her bachelors degree in Library Science. @tindertosprinter
Meet Carla Delaney:
Carla is proud to be from the steel capital of the world... Pittsburgh, PA! Little known fact: Carla grew up thinking it was completely normal to run around the house singing like Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Bette Middler, and Aretha Franklin. Since moving to LA, she has been a member of the Groundlings Sunday Company and voiced celebrity impersonations for "The Family Guy," "The Cleveland Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Conan," and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Carla recently co-starred on Showtime's "House of Lies," and she can be seen in sketches on The Second City Network. Past film roles include Universal Pictures' "Big Miracle," and Disney's "Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure." She is also a singer and stand-up comedian, and is a graduate of Second City Hollywood, The Groundlings School, and Point Park University. Most recently she can be heard as the the voice of 'Carol Brady' on the very popular, Snickers Super Bowl Commercial. www.carladelaney.com
Meet Lisa Starry:
Born under the astrological sign of Scorpio, Lisa Starry is passionate, determined and intuitive. These inherent traits are what help make Scorpius Dance Theatre the foremost performing arts company in Arizona. Starry began her formal dance training at the Phoenix School of Ballet in 1985 and continued on to college to receive her BFA in Dance/Choreography from the California Institute for the Arts in 1993. That same year she was presented with a full scholarship to the London Contemporary School of Dance student exchange program. Starry has collaborated with various arts organizations, and she has toured her company throughout Arizona, the United States and Europe. Starry has been recognized for her work with Scorpius Dance Theatre, as well as her involvement in the community. She has been named Best Artist in Phoenix Magazine’s Best of the Valley program, honored as one of the Women Who Move the Valley by Arizona Foothills Magazine, and recognized by the New Times in their “100 Creatives” feature. In 2012, she was honored with the first-ever Mayor’s Arts Award for the category of Dance Organization, and recently Starry was honored as a nominee for Arts Advocate of the Year by the Arts and Business Council.
Meet Charlotte Crow:
Writing, spicy food, red wine and good books are what get me out of bed. Math, Tex-Mex, decaf and alarm clocks are not. I'm a farmer's daughter and a fourth-generation Arizona native. (Translation: If it's under 70 degrees, this girl is gonna need a coat.) My parents are some of the best people you will ever hope to know, as well as my biggest inspiration for pursuing my dreams. I am also a girlfriend, sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece, cousin and best friend. These titles are what bring pure joy into my life. These titles are also what make me want to pull my hair out at times. Either way, I wouldn't give them up for the world. I love my life. And I mean that in the least Lifetime movie way possible. My life is messy, undecided and sometimes frustrating. But it's all mine. It is also full of love, beer-through-your-nose kind of laughter and people who think I am fun and worthy of their time. They even laugh at my jokes once in awhile! I have surrounded myself with people that have no problem believing in the person I am or supporting the one I aspire to be. I can only hope that I can be all, or even some, of these things to the people that I encounter in life. Whether we meet in-person or you just happen to be browsing on the web, if my words are able to offer a deeper thought or genuine smile, then my job is well on its way to being done. Charlotte is the writer for the popular blog, Charlotte's Little Web and is now also a contributing writer for the popular blog, HelloGiggles.
Meet Tara Donovan:
Tara Donovan was raised in Arizona, and came to reside in Los Angeles by way of San Diego. She received her B.A. in both Theatre Performance and Political Science with a summer at Oxford through BADA. Having performed since the age of 7, Tara has a built a solid resume of theatre and film work; everything from Shakespeare to original works, with performances and screenings across the world. Favorite roles include: Tyler in Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s), Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, and The Assassin in Last Hand (film). In 2008, having already produced a few theater shows and films, Tara started Cruthaigh Productions, a production company for Film, Theatre, and Events. As of 2010, Tara is also the Owner/Operator of Actors Creative Workshop, in 2013 became the Managing Director of Little Fish Theatre and is a founding member of Broads’ Word Theatre. To keep up with all of Tara’s endeavors, please follow on twitter: @taradonovan.
Meet Fara D'Aguiar:
Fara is originally from South Africa, but has spent over half of her life in the United States. She began her ballet training at six years old in South Africa, danced with Fort Lauderdale Ballet Classique in high school and continued her dance education through college as a company member with Lake Erie Ballet; she received a B.A. in Dance from Mercyhurst University, double majored with Sociology and minored in Psychology and Criminology. Fara shifted her involvement with the arts to the managerial side, eventually finding a passion and new career in business; with The Boston Consulting Group, Fara has worked in San Francisco, helped launch the Seattle branch, and now holds a managerial position in the Los Angeles office.
Meet Madelynn Elyse:
Madelynn “Maddie” Elyse is a Colorado born Singer/Songwriter, studied at the Berkley College of Music, and is one half of Polaris Rose alongside Peter Anthony, a Los Angeles Alt Rock Duo. They emerged onto the LA scene in the Fall of 2013 with the release of their debut EP, "The Moon & its Secrets" and their sophomore EP, "OceanSongs". Their sound has been described as being "paved with soaring melody, excellent musicianship and a progressive music fusion that crosses over into jazz, metal, alternative, classic rock and pop (RippleEffect.com)."
The duo's debut full-length "Telescopes" was released November 11th, 2014 to immediate reviews. The 10-song album put Polaris Rose onto Music Connect's list of HOT 100 Live Unsigned Artists. Polaris Rose is currently recording their 2nd full-length, titled Ocean Blue, Velvet Skies. http://www.polarisrose.com/
Meet Amy Adams:
Amy Adams, performer, country artist and youth mentor is most commonly known as a top ten finalist on the third season of the hit television show American Idol. She has toured the country multiple times with arena and stage shows, including her favorite starring role as the Narrator, in the North American tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Amy shares residence between Las Vegas, where she has been with the number one show Le Reve-The Dream at Wynn for the past four years; and Bakersfield where she resides with her family. She is a jury member for the Bakersfield Film Festival. She has started a successful voice studio and partnered with numerous organizations and schools to mentor children through the arts. In 2015, Amy was named the first Director of Arts Mentoring with Garden Pathways. Her album, "Never Looking Back," is available on Itunes.
Meet Katie Walder:
Katie Elizabeth Walder is the youngest of 5 children - 2 brothers and two sisters. She started acting at a young age in musicals and plays in school, and did some print work as a young teen in such magazines as Teen and YM. She went on to study theatre in college, and had every intention of going to Yale Grad for acting, but landed a professional acting gig on 'All My Children', and continued to work in New York City in theatre with notable Broadway directors such as Michael Grief (original director for 'Rent'), Keith Reddin, and Daniel Aukin. Katie then moved to Los Angeles and quickly landed her recurring role on 'Gilmore Girls' as the quirky, tough, athletic roommate of Rory, Janet. She continued to get notable guest appearances on ‘Mad Men,’ 'How I Met Your Mother, 'Cold Case', 'Without a Trace', 'Rules of Engagement', 'CSI: Miami', 'Trust Me', The 'New Adventures of Old Christine', 'Saving Grace', 'Hustle', 'The Good Wife', Chase, MAD LOVE (recurring), SUPERNATURAL (recurring), NTSF:SD:SUV, 'Man Up', 'New Girl', Franklin & Bash', 'Fairly Legal', 'The Mentalist', 'Grimm'....and hopefully we will soon see the Paramount owned, comedy short opposite Ben Stiller!
Meet Kimberly Condict:
Kimberly was born and raised on the dusty plains of Oklahoma, and though she does NOT miss “real weather,” she DOES miss “real queso”. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she obtained her B.A. in Journalism but mostly learned about neat ways to store alcohol in a dorm. She then lived in Denver and Dallas where she performed in professional stage productions and received her Actor’s Equity card. After moving to LA, Kimberly wrote an original pilot called “Perfect,” that Amazon Studios optioned in 2012. Kimberly performs all over Los Angeles as a member of ‘The Gym’ sketch comedy group, as well as with her improv group, ‘5th Year.’ Kimberly is thrilled to be a member of The Groundlings Sunday Company!
Meet Sierra Delgado
City girl turned desert dweller, Sierra has found a perfect place for herself in the small town of Joshua Tree CA. After travelling throughout south America and Europe (completing a yoga teacher certification, working on a farm, helping remodel a 15th century castle and gardening at a chateau on the canal du midi along the way) Sierra felt like settling into a life like the one she experienced while travelling: working in the sunshine, taking lots of walks, exploring new places, making friends and eating amazing food. All that good stuff and a comfortable place to call home all brought her to her current lifestyle. She relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area to the high desert of southern California to find a simpler life more in tune with nature. Sierra walks a fine line between gypsy and homemaker and hopes to never have to choose one or the other! Fave wanderlust activities include: hiking, long drives to nowhere and back, stopping at every thrift store, daydreaming about French pastries and the tireless search for the worlds prettiest hot springs. Homemaker hobbies are: cooking with fresh veggies and meat from a local farm, caring for her many houseplants and cacti, and creating a home that is a thrifted mix of mid century modern design, strong southwest vibes and a little bit French country. She lives with her partner in life, travel and love, John Bunney, they share a lovely little cabin with a million dollar view set on 5 beautiful desert acres.
You can check out her adventures on instagram @SierraRamble & @RambleOnVintage ... Shop her vintage collection onlineetsy.com/shop/rambleonboutique ... or look back at her 2013 working holiday blog here: SierraJohnRambleOn.com