Episode 403: Mandi Macias, Singer & Songwriter, Talks About Music & The Inspiration Behind Her Music16 year old singer-songwriter sensation Mandi Macias joins the Chris Collins Show to share her success in the music industry. Mandi opens up to Chris and Marissa about how she wishes to be an inspiration for young girls and shares with us the direction of her new music.
Episode 401: Sebastian Schug, Illustrator and Writer, Talks About Pen Names & Dark HumorIllustrator and Writer Sebastian Schug joins the Chris Collins Show to discuss why Authors SHOULD consider having a Pen Name! Author of dark humor series, Courtesy Jerk and children series, The Adventures of Daniel, discusses with Chris about the importance of educating our youth on tackling new morals and ethics. Sebastian Schug has written over 77+ books at the age of 22! Tune in as Schug gives advice for aspiring writers around the world!
Episode 308: Colorist, Monica Escalante Talks About Cinematic StorytellingColorist Monica Escalante (Spider-Man:Into The Verse, Bumblebee: The Movie, Creed, and When They See Us) joins the Chris Collins Show for a conversation breaking down the process of coloring in cinematic storytelling. Why are Camera Operators always getting all the glory while Colorist are never represented? How does a Director for Television or Film communicate to their coloring team about their vision? TUNE IN as Monica Escalante discusses the process of creating your favorite films as well as recommending giving advice for anyone who wants to pursue a career in her field.
Episode 310: Actor Daniel O’Reilly Talks About MockBuster & “The Adventures of Aladdin.”#WhiteJafar aka Daniel O’Reilly is in the studio talking about his role in Asylum Pictures’ Adventures of Aladdin (2019). What goes into the making of a Hollywood Mockbuster? How does Asylum Pictures continuously get away with licensing from iconic Disney films? Does #WhiteJafar approve of the live-action film, The Little Mermaid? Tune in as actor Daniel O’Reilly discusses his approach into the role of #WhiteJafar.
Episode 402: Meet Millie and Roland Memisevic, CEO of Twenty Billion Neurons as He Talks About A.I.Should Millennials be worried about A.I.? How can we embrace A.I. at home and at work? Tune in as Roland Memisevic, Chief Scientist and CEO of Twenty Billion Neurons breaks down the importance of A.I. in our future. And he turns us on to Millie, their A.I. fitness coach who can kick any millennial butt into gear!
Episode 307 - Brittanie Adaire RodriguezThis Month’s CCS MILLENNIAL PROFILE is Brittanie Adaire. Step outside with Brittanie and embrace the spiritual awakening being one with nature. Why did Brittanie Adaire become a Botanist Trail Guider instead of pursuing a more traditional botanist job out of college? How can Millennials get more involved in the fight for Climate Change? Tune in as Brittanie Adaire shares her thoughts on the ‘Green New Deal’.
Episode 303 - Southern California Shakespeare Festival, SCSF. Linda Bisesti & Robert Shields JUST TALKINGThe theater, what better place to indulge in the violent fantasies that you would never want in your actual life. Linda Bisesti and Robert Shields argue that this was a concept that Shakespeare understood well. So take a seat and gain some insight into the creative world of theater.
Episode 202 - Maldonado Brothers JUST TALKINGAm I the only one who sees the Gym as something that never works out--OR hating the feeling of people watching me lift weights? Well, you’re not alone! Maldonado Brothers join the CHRIS COLLINS SHOW to inspire Chris and Marissa to start exercising while we’re still young. Maldonado Brothers breakdown their regiment with our listeners on how to become a successful body builder! Are you up for the challenge to be the next ultimate warrior? TUNE IN as Maldonado Brothers flex on Chris and Marissa with their competition diet and workout drills.
Episode 304 - Ben CaronWhat in the WORLD is the NEW AGE movement all about? Singer-Songwriter Ben Caron is in the studio embracing his inner peace through the power of music—shining light on the positivity surrounding us in THIS WORLD. Caron wants everyone to know that love is shown on the outside when you recognize yourself first from the inside. Check out Ben Caron’s latest album King Benjamin’s Royal Heart out now on Apple Music + Spotify.
Episode 120 - LiLi JoyLiLi Joy is back in the studio ditching the wig as she discusses her transition into a fairy pixie sound on her new EP—Colours You Can’t See. Why did LiLi Joy choose to change her image from her earlier look on NBC’s The Voice? What is LiLi Joy’s message behind her 1st music video? Tune in to find out as LiLi Joy talks about her new single and performs an MTV-style of Unplugged with her acoustic performance of Glow.
Episode 119 – Pumpkin and StationsActors Samson Klink and Noah Toth are in the studio to discuss Host Chris Collins’ directorial debut of PUMPKIN, which is a film exploring the cultural divisions that exist within the LGBTQ community. Also, two-piece punk band Stations join us during Strike A Chord premiering brand new music for the FIRST TIME EVER on the Chris Collins Show!
Episode 118 – Samantha MehlingerSamantha Mehlinger writes the column MILLENNIAL PULSE for the Long Beach Business Journal. She also is a new contributor to the CHRIS COLLINS SHOW! Mehlinger sees MILLENNIAL PULSE as an alternative to the bombardment messaging of social media. Instead of relying on Twitter, Instagram, etc., to give readers an understanding of our generation, she puts current events in a broader context that speaks to our issues. She wants millennials to get involved beyond just reacting to social media posts—doing things that help craft our future!
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Episode 117- Dr. John B. WallaceAuthor Dr. John Wallace (Starting at the Finish Line: The Gospel of Grace for Mormons) is back in the studio to discuss religion vs. spirituality. How do millennials interpret faith? Is spirituality the same as religion? Why does religion have such a negative connotation? Can the Bible or the Quran be a starting point for someone who doesn’t associate with a religion? Listen to 2 Ex-Mormons discuss religion and the power of faith.
Episode 116 - Nicole AlexandraNicole Alexandra aka the Singing Violinist infuses her love of R&B/hip-hop into jazz. Most Millennials see the violin as a decaying fossil—the Singing Violinist does not! Alexandra is an insanely talented singer/songwriter who self-produced her own full-length EP, Dark Moon, as well as hip-hop covers such as SUPER MODEL X THE WORST. Why did Alexandra choose the violin? What does she want her listeners to get out of her music? Tune in to find out!
Episode 115 - Mayor Tara CampbellDid you know that the youngest female mayor in the United States is just 25?! And, it’s not her full-time job! Why does a millennial run for politics at such a young age if there are no benefits? Could it be that public service—which our government was founded on—is still the case today? Mayor Tara Campbell is a patriotic model for OUR generation. If you want to see change, you have to be a part of that change!
Episode 114 - The Millennial TravellerDo you have fears of travelling solo and never knew how to begin? Are you like me when it comes to travelling and don’t know what to bring on your vacation? Amanda the Millennial Traveller a CHRIS COLLINS SHOW Contributor speaks to our generation about the importance of traveling outside your zip code—and it’s OK to travel SOLO!
Episode 113 - Chris Goes to TokyoAfter 25 years of existence, my little brother Kelley and I travel outside the country for the first time. Did you know it’s nearly impossible to find a trash can in the streets of Tokyo? Do you think your pilot should speak internationally? Have you ever wondered how to get stuck on Disneyland’s Space Mountain? Oh...how I dream to go back to Japan!
Pat McGee and Adam Linkenhelt – American RelapseWhat’s lurking beyond the palm trees and sunny coastal shores of Walt Disney’s Florida? Co-Directors Pat McGee and Adam Linkenhelt sit down in the studio to discuss their latest feature film American Relapse following the heroin epidemic and corrupt rehab practices used in South Florida. American Relapse gives the viewers a raw reality of the plague that has tarnished the Sunshine’s State. Following their Viceland series Dopesick Nation, the co-directors talk about their experiences handling a death rattle, using a narcan, documenting the ugly truth, and what Florida can do to reverse these unsettling number of deaths happening in the state. When is there a point to stop recording and how do you make a film about heroin without making it a needle porn? Tune in to find out!
FACT: Drug overdoses killed more Americans last year than the Vietnam War.
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Bad Ass – Vocalists Helen + Mikie FarberThrow up your horns and your hair! Punk band Bad Ass vocalists Helen and Mikie Farber also stop by the studio to play music and talk about their decision as parents to change their lyrics.
LiLi Joy - The Voice ContestantHave you ever wondered what it’s like to go thrift shopping with LiLi Joy or how theater played a major role in her musical career? LiLi Joy sits down in the studio to discuss her massive success from THE VOICE at just 15 years old! At such a young age, LiLi Joy speaks about her passion to advocate for mental health, depression, and to be the voice of Generation Z with her music. LiLi Joy talks us through her excitement of country artist Blake Shelton buzzing the pop sensation in to be a contestant on THE VOICE for #TeamBlake.
Miss Princess - International Pop SingerMiss Princess is in the studio discussing her career as a solo artist while also being a member of The Era Queens. This pop diva and UCLA Grad isn’t like your average musician. Miss Princess is a singer/ songwriter, scientist, linguist, actress, model and philanthropist—and plays violin, flute, xylophone, classical piano—and the trombone!!! Did you know that playing classical music instead of rock n’ roll will show a higher growth rate in plants because the vibration of sounds affects the consciousness of all living things?! Check out Miss Princess’ new music below!