“Conversations” Episode 83- Mandalynn Carlson Returns!

Brett and Mike were excited to welcome actress Mandalynn Carlson back to ‘Conversations’!

Mandalynn Carlson

Mandalynn has received multiple awards for work in television and film. Credits include Fishes ‘n Loaves, A Horse for Summer, Sparrows: Nesting, Small Town Santa, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and CSI: NY to name a few. Most recently, she was cast in Roadside Stars directed by Gene Loveland.

Mandalynn Carlson

Mandalynn Carlson returned for ‘Conversations‘ Episode 83 to bring us up to speed on her latest project, A Blind Eye: A Visual Thriller. An Unseen Killer! This series is slated to air on AmazonPrime as an original drama and there are many opportunities for folks to get involved in its launch.

We talk about Mandalynn’s writing process, where the idea came from, how the characters are evolving, and even her Indiegogo campaign, where you, the viewer, can get involved in helping make this amazing show come to life!

Mandalynn Carlson

Thanks to Mandalynn Carlson for joining us on Conversations on NextBigThingRadio.net! Did you miss the live show? Fear not! The podcast is available for play or download below and on iTunes, Google Play, and PodBean!


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‘Conversations’ Episode 82- Sara Niemietz Returns!

Sara Niemietz

We were extremely excited to have Sara Niemietz back with us, fresh off her European tour with Postmodern Jukebox, for Episode 82 of ‘Conversations’ with Brett and Mike on NextBigThingRadio.net!

Sara Niemietz

Sara is a returning guest, co-host and friend, who first joined us as a featured guest on episode 22, as co-host for episode 29, and again as our featured guest on episode 36!

A Chicago-native, Sara Niemietz moved to California over a decade ago, in search of creative opportunities. Since then, she has starred on Broadway (Carol Burnett’s Hollywood Arms), appeared in television and film (Akeelah and the Bee, Glee), recorded vocals for many scores and projects, released four albums, appeared on The Ellen Show, and even sang in Times Square before 50,000 people!

In 2013, Sara was thrilled to return to the Mark Taper Forum to play the role of Wanda in Enter Laughing, a one-night production, fundraiser, and tribute to Carl Reiner. That year, she was also invited to sing with BJ Thomas at the Grand Ole Opry. Her songs were heard on Delta Airline’s in-flight Singer-Songwriter channel for the duration of the summer. Sara’s rendition of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” was heard in the 2014 season of Under the Dome.

She has performed with the likes of Richard Marx, Will Herrington as well as her musical mentor and friend, W.G. Snuffy Walden. To this day, Sara Niemietz spends countless hours honing her craft.

Recently, Sara was honored to reprise the role of Wanda in the sold-out run of Enter Laughing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Melissa Manchester and Sara recently co-wrote “Feeling for You,” the first single from Melissa’s new album, You Gotta Love the Life.

Sara’s rendition of “At Last” was featured in ABC’s Scandal Season 5 promo and her newest EP of original songs, Fountain and Vine, was released. Sara was excited to join Postmodern Jukebox for their 2016 European tour, performing in thirty countries, and their North American tour of over thirty cities. Her videos with the collective have garnered millions of views.

We talk about life on the road, find out where Sara writes on the road (here’s a hint, it’s also known as a throne room!), we hear a brand new track from her forthcoming album, Monroe, and Sara even played a song for us LIVE!  It’s so good, you’ll get chills!

Thanks to Sara Niemietz for joining us on Conversations on NextBigThingRadio.net! Did you miss the live show? Fear not! The podcast is available for play or download below and on iTunes, Google Play, and PodBean!


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As always, thanks to our sponsor Park to Park Travel Services for making “Conversations” possible!

Are you looking to take a vacation but dreading planning it? Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a family vacation to Orlando, let the experts at Park to Park Travel Services take care of everything so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip! Email them at info@parktoparktravel.com today!

‘Conversations’ Episode 84 – Francesca Curran

This Wednesday, June 14th, Brett and Mike are very excited to welcome , from the hit Netflix Original Series Orange is the New Black, actress Francesca Curran to ‘Conversations‘ Episode 84!

Francesca Curran

Francesca Curran Stars as Helen Van Maele (Skinhead Helen) in Netflix’s hit series, ‘Orange Is the New Black.’

Francesca hails from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and currently calls New York City her home. She received her musical theater training from The American Musical and Dramatics Academy. In addition to her work on ‘Orange Is the She also appeared as the star of Warner Bra’s commercial, “Girls Gone Comfortable.”

Orange is the New Black

‘Orange Is the New Black’ – now in its 5th season, can be seen on Netflix. We look forward to chatting with Francesca about her role as Skinhead Helen and how this standout actress went from working at Starbucks to booking a role on a successful Netflix series.

Be sure to join Brett Strickler and Mike Dowler for ‘Conversations’ Episode 84 with Francesca Curran. This Wednesday,  June 14th, at 11 PM Eastern, 8 PM Pacific right here, on NextBigThingRadio.net! As always, thanks to our sponsor Park to Park Travel Services for making “Conversations” possible!

Are you looking to take a vacation but dreading planning it? Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a family vacation to Orlando, let the experts at Park to Park Travel Services take care of everything so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip! Email them at info@parktoparktravel.com today!

‘Conversations’ Ep.81 – Tyrel Jackson Williams

Tyrel Jackson Williams

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, actor Tyrel Jackson Williams joined Brett and Mike for ‘Conversations’ Episode 81 on NextBigThingRadio.net!

Tyrel Jackson Williams

Born in New York, Tyrel currently stars alongside Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet in “Brockmire” on IFC playing ‘Charles’, the naive but enthusiastic team intern and assistant.

Tyrel Jackson Williams

Tyrel is best known for playing Matthew McConaughey’s nephew- ‘Jeffrey’ in “Failure to Launch” opposite Sarah Jessica Parker. You may remember him as Leo Dooley on the series “Lab Rats.” He has also appeared in a number of shows including “Community,” “The Backyardigans,” “Pair of Kings,” “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Modern Family.”

Tyrel Jackson Williams

Thanks to Tyrel Jackson Williams for joining us on Conversations on NextBigThingRadio.net! Did you miss the live show? Fear not! The podcast is available for play or download below and on iTunes, Google Play, and PodBean!


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As always, thanks to our sponsor Park to Park Travel Services for making “Conversations” possible!

Are you looking to take a vacation but dreading planning it? Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a family vacation to Orlando, let the experts at Park to Park Travel Services take care of everything so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip! Email them at info@parktoparktravel.com today!