Beginnings

On today's show, I talk to comedian and host Amanda Seales. While born in LA, Amanda's family hails from Grenada. Amanda got her start in entertainment at a young age, with parts in films like Cop and 1/2 and a recurring role on the Nickelodeon show My Brother and Me. And since then, she's become a showbiz jack-of-all-trades: she's been a VJ on MTV, she was featured on Best Week Ever, she was a semi-finalist in the NBC Stand Up for Diversity, she has a weekly webseries for BET, and I'm not kidding when I say that's just scraping the surface. Oh, also you might remember Amanda from when she schooled that sexist dude on CNN with a healthy dose of side-eye.

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On today's show I talk to actor Lola Kirke. Lola comes from a family of artists and musicians - her father is Simon Kirke of the bands Bad Company and Free, her mother is Lorraine Kirke, a fashion designer and interior decorator, and her sister is Jemima, who plays Jessa on Girls. But at the age 24, Lola is no slouch herself. She's acted in films like Gone Girl and shows like The Leftovers, she plays the lead in the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle, and she's one of the stars of Noah Baumbach's latest film Mistress America.

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On today's show I talk to stand-up David Smithyman. David hails from Sydney, Australia and moved to the US to attend college. Since starting stand-up, he's become a finalist in NBC's Stand-Up for Diversity and last year was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch. Currently, he writes on the ABC show Fresh Off the Boat.

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On today's show I talk to comics writer Charles Soule. After getting his JD from Columbia Law School, Charles became a lawyer focusing on corporate law and immigration. Simultaneously, he also started his comics career. His first work Strongman was published on Slave Labor Graphics, and subsequently Oni Press began publishing his ongoing series Letter 44. Since then, he's written Swamp Thing, Red Lanterns and Superman/Wonder Woman for DC and Thuderbolts, She-Hulk, Inhuman and The Death of Wolverine for Marvel.

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