‘Conversations’ Ep. 85- Kari Wahlgren

On Wednesday, June 28th, Brett and Mike were very excited to welcome, voiceover artist and actress, Kari Wahlgren to ‘Conversations’ on NextBigThingRadio.Net!

Kari Wahlgren’s voice-over career began on her 11th birthday. While on vacation in California, she toured a recording studio. During the tour, she was approached to audition for the role of Gloria in a radio drama. The producers loved her and booked her on the spot.

Kari is not in Kansas anymore! Since her arrival in Los Angeles, she has built a phenomenal resume’ as an actress and voiceover artist. Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows that include Wolverine & The X-Men, Archer,  Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League Cosmic Clash, Bunnicula, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Robin in Witch Hunter Robin and Hellsing. Video Game voiceovers include Uncharted 4, Skylanders, Fallout 4, Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes, and Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Kari’s incredible voice talents can currently be heard as Amanda in Bunsen Is a Beast, Starfire in Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Odd Parents, Jessica in Rick and Morty, a female Jedi Knight in Star Wars: The Old Republic and Ashe in Final Fantasy XII. You can hear her voice as Aranea in the new Square Enix game Final Fantasy XV released on Xbox One and PS4. Kari will voice Aunt Cora in the new Netflix and DreamWorks Original Series, Spirit Riding Free. She also will be returning to Rick and Morty for season 3 in summer 2017. Kari will also play Jamie in Open Road’s The Nut Job 2, coming to theaters on August 18th!

Kari Wahlgren

She also produced and wrote a short film, Girl #2, which premiered at the 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in 2016 as well as Shriekfest in Los Angeles. Her film won “Best Short” at the New Orleans Film Festival as well.

We have featured many talented voiceover artists on Conversations, but you don’t want to miss this episode! Join us LIVE, this Wednesday, June 28th, at 11 PM Eastern, 8 PM Pacific as we welcome Kari Wahlgren to Conversations Episode 85 on NextBigThingRadio.net

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‘Conversations’ Episode 84- Francesca Curran

On Wednesday, June 14th, Brett and Mike were 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.

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

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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!