Brent Mukai Podcast

Brent Mukai Podcast
My name is Brent Mukai. This is my podcast. I’m a full time voice actor, improv trainer and entertainer, these are my rants, and musings. I’ve got a big mouth, but even bigger dreams, and if you’d like to follow my journey, I’d be honored to have you! Thanks for listening, drop me a message or a line and let me know what you think! ~Brent
#55 Weaponized Improv
Mar 20 • 65 min
Another fun live episode! I watch more cats vs balloons, I recount my keto break on the donut podcast, and give you the strategy behind competitive improv for teenagers. This was a good one. Thanks for listening, listen live on
#54 I’m Officially a Video Game Voice!
Mar 15 • 55 min
After a nice day of laying down lines for an upcoming video game, I chill and put out this cool podcast. Another live podcast, I watch some cat videos, talk some shit about Nick News, and let everyone know my steam punk name.
#53 So I Booked a Video Game
Mar 14 • 49 min
I booked a video game, and a sexy voice role, and was a buddha, and and and… Just so much lol… Anyways, enjoy this podcast, and my own ranking of fritolay products!
#52 The Sweetest Letter of All Time
Mar 8 • 46 min
The Wednesday night class finished up, and one of my young students wrote me what might be the sweetest thing I’ve ever recieved. The rest is silly talk about popular unpopular opinions, Mark Hammil’s profound words on voice acting, and my favorite,…
#51 New Business Card, who dis?
Mar 6 • 52 min
I keep getting new jobs, I teach, I talk on twitch, and for another week, I give you all of me. I’m a little under the weather, so this is a short description. lol.
#50 Gratitude, and Following Your Happiness
Mar 1 • 57 min
2nd edition of doing the podcast live on twitch. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the new format from now on! So every wednesday and Friday come join me live for new episodes on Twitch of the Brent Mukai Podcast!
#49 Brent Mukai LIVE Twitch Stream Episode
Feb 28 • 49 min
Today I try an experiment, and stream my whole episode live! Let me know right now more than ever if this format works or not, or what I can do to improve on it, cause I think there’s something about this that is kinda cool. I’m trying another one on…
#48 Can I Beat Another Brent?
Feb 22 • 42 min
This week was fun… perhaps too much fun. As I reflect on a week of cold showers, social media goodness, strengthening some relationships, and overall cool shit, I realize I need to do more short term success work… So there’s that. Also in the news, great…
#47 Acting Tips and Self Awareness ft. Christopher Brown
Feb 20 • 84 min
Christopher Brown and I performed together in Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Throughout the journey of the play, we had some phenomenal talks about acting, drumming, and life. I knew immediately he was the type of guy I’d love to have on the podcast,…
#46 The Studio is my Home
Feb 16 • 43 min
Just feeling grateful for life, and things. Can’t describe how amped I am, but now it’s time for some sleep. Enjoy the sode. I call them sodes now.
#45 Writing in Different Mediums and Making Internet Content with Writing ft. James Ashby
Feb 13 • 47 min
James Ashby: the writer of the play I was a part of: Accidental Death of an Anarchist, comes to town for the last showing, and sticks around to talk! He gives great advice for writers, and the LA scene in general, and goes real practical on how to build…
#44 It’s All About the Next Play
Feb 9 • 22 min
Busy ass day. I’m tired AF listen and you won’t regret it.
#43 I’m Going to Be Superman
Feb 6 • 29 min
Interesting energy coming into today’s podcast. I’m pumped. Gotta hurry off to class. Brent
#42 I’m Going to Learn Computer Programming
Feb 2 • 34 min
After a discussion with a buddy, I realized I want insight on how to be more effective, and I think the answer lies in systematic thinking, and computer programming. Also, 6ix9ine is going to prison, I’m totally species-ist about cats and dogs, and a…
#41 Cheetos Sandwich Stole the Show
Jan 31 • 63 min
I get clear on my goals, and talk about all the things that have brought me here. But that all pales in comparison to the monstrosity of finding out that KFC has created a Cheetos Sandwich. That’s right. Actual Cheetos. I wish I could say it doesn’t look…
#40 X Ain’t Gone Give it to Ya
Jan 25 • 52 min
Last keynote speaking class of the series, successful play preview and opening, and some news. DMX is released from prison, Indian crocodiles are getting it rough, and Metroid 4 gets pushed back for some reason. Thanks for joining me! Brent
#39 Brent Mukai Podcast: Unplugged
Jan 23 • 26 min
This one is real stream of consciousness, straight from my car as I drive to opening night of the play!
#38 Nancy Drew: It’s Complicated
Jan 19 • 53 min
Today, I teach two improv classes, and go the whole day without leaving the Studio, or eating… Now I’m gonna go eat wings. Anyway, Sam Jackson is old, but looks young, Arianna Grande is getting attacked for no reason, okay maybe some reason but it’s dumb,…
#37 I’m on Fire, and Some Fake News
Jan 16 • 57 min
I had the type of weekend that people dream about. Growth, learning, and growing self confidence! In the news, someone printed a fake newspaper, Steve Carell is doing some space comedy, and Trevor Noah is put on the spot.
#36 I’m an Asshole
Jan 11 • 48 min
In this episode, I talk about the hectic life I’m living currently, gratitude, and I talk about the news and put my foot in my mouth, right before finding out I’m completely wrong. Yup. Thanks for listening, Brent
#35 Pop Culture
Jan 9 • 41 min
I’m starting to dig going to twitter to find out what’s happening in the pop culture world… So that’s what I did. Lemme know what you think? Brent
#34 Busy busy busy
Jan 5 • 46 min
Lots going on, in fact so much I had to leave right after recording, and I’m uploading this now, after a long rehearsal for the play I’m in. Hope you’re doing well! Brent
#33 I Try Something New
Jan 2 • 49 min
In this weeks Wednesday episode, I sing some songs, I deliver a requested monologue, and I offer some opinions about Tiffany Haddish’s fur, the Bird Box Challenge, and the newest controversy by Yeezy. This one was fun, lemme know what you think! Brent
#32 This One Gets Emotional
Dec 28, 2018 • 46 min
I’ve got plenty to be grateful for. You are a part of that. Brent
#31 REAL Songs on a Thursday
Dec 27, 2018 • 23 min
Hello. I put up this episode last night, but messed up the uploaded file. This is why it’s important to double check the work! Sorry guys, I’ll be better next time, in the mean time, enjoy some songs! Brent
#30 The Brent Mukai Holiday Spectacular!
Dec 22, 2018 • 87 min
Comedy, Songs, MukaiMail, Monologues, and a Radio Play! I didn’t deliver Wednesday so I’m making up for it here and now! An episode so good, you might poop your pants! Brent
#29 Keto = Stress Ya’ll
Dec 14, 2018 • 38 min
I’m feeling a little anxious about the next few weeks. Lots going on, but I’m ready. Also, Keto is not fun, but it’s working… Also I just watched Spiderman so yeah. Kay. Love ya. Brent
#28 Jacob Smith Audio Guy for Absinthe and ICS Talks Fearlessness and Falling Forward
Dec 12, 2018 • 138 min
Jacob @audioguyjacob on twitter, and Audio Guy for award winning podcast Ice Cream Social @heyscoops joins me for a wonderful talk about growing up an actor in Louisiana, choosing a life path, and snake guitars. We have fun, and laugh a lot, this is a fun…
#27 I’m Sorry
Dec 8, 2018 • 60 min
It’s been a busy week, and kind of not. Ugly sweater parties, keynote speaking, and everything in between. Sorry I missed last week, it won’t happen again. Brent
#26 Filmmaking Talk and Life Lessons with Filmmaker and Best Friend Alberto Triana
Dec 6, 2018 • 105 min
This is my 11 year roommate, and the longest friend I’ve had, Alberto Triana. We moved up to Vegas together, and went to film school together. We’ve been through it all together, and inspire each other, and he’s a badass filmmaker. We go into our early…
#25 Hollywood Actor Jeremiah B. McQueen on Acting, Self Awareness and Mental Health
Nov 28, 2018 • 94 min
I talk acting with my buddy, Actor, Fighter, Stuntman Jeremiah B. McQueen. You might recognize him from Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Youtube Red, and his lead roles on Legion Max, and Teenage Mules on Netflix. Acting was my first love, and this is one of…
#24 Two Man Grease and Also There’s a Goblin
Nov 23, 2018 • 24 min
I’m still sick af. I’m 10%less gross. I also go over my favorite idea in a while, which I think has browadway potential. Thanks for listening!
#23 The Realest Episode Yet
Nov 21, 2018 • 36 min
I’m sick as fuck. Here’s some Truth or Dare questions that I answer! I’m going to sleep. Love you.
#22 Full Circle
Nov 16, 2018 • 35 min
Life is one big miracle. I hope you’re as happy as I am. Love ya Mukes, Ladies and Brentlemen, Mukuleles, Mukakis, League of Extraordinary Brentlemen, Brentators, Mukkallattes! Brent
#21 Free Therapy! ft. Nick and Jim of Pod Therapy Podcast
Nov 14, 2018 • 87 min
I sit down with Jim and Nick of the Pod Therapy Podcast. These guys are legit therapists who do a podcast where they dole out advice coming from a purely psychological standpoint. We enjoy a fun conversation about improv, teaching, psychology, helping…
#20 Follow Your Dreams, and Would You Rather
Nov 9, 2018 • 59 min
I get fired up in this episode. I take a look back at all the shit that’s brought me to the place where I’m at now. In that reflection I gain more gratitude, and hopefully put a little positivity into your life. This episode explores a bit of my origin…
#19 WW: A Podcaster, a Physicist and a Magazine Editor ft. Katrina and Lisa
Nov 7, 2018 • 97 min
I sit down in Creamistry Ice Cream Shop in LA with an old friend of mine from Hawaii, Katrina Valcourt: Managing Editor for Honolulu Magazine, and a friend I literally met hours before doing the podcast, Lisa Kotowski: Physicist from California. We dive…
#18 Fail Week
Nov 2, 2018 • 42 min
I failed this week in so many ways. But instead of getting down on myself, I’m figuring out how this week’s failure can turn into self discovery, and winning next week.
#17 WW: Fitness, Crossfit, Teaching, Life ft. Madeline Boldt of Kaizen Crossfit
Oct 31, 2018 • 59 min
Do you like working out? If not, are you looking for a new, fun alternative to the regular gym? Are you already fit, and looking for a new challenge? Do you hate these questions? Well I sat down and talked with the woman who introduced me to Crossfit,…
#16 Getting Over Monday. Gratitude and Strategic Action
Oct 26, 2018 • 33 min
I’m totally in a new headspace since Monday. I’m feeling really good. Join me won’t you?
#15 WW: Improv and Life ft. Justin Green Founder of Comedy Sportz Las Vegas
Oct 24, 2018 • 61 min
I met Justin Green 2 years ago, and instantly hit it off. He had moved from Buffalo to Las Vegas, and his dream was to open up a Comedy Sportz (An internationally recognized improv comedy franchise) in Las Vegas. I’ve seen a lot of people come and go in…
#14 Dating Sucks
Oct 22, 2018 • 11 min
This might be the most vulnerable I’ve been. I just had a lot of shit to get off my chest.
#13 One Door Closes, Another Opens
Oct 19, 2018 • 40 min
Today I talk about life, the online dating journey, and I took a class on keynote speaking with one of the best in the business. Lot’s of fodder. Thanks for listening as alway, and let me know what you think!
#12 Not So Whacky Wednesday The Best Weekend of my Life! Performing with My Heroes, and a Great Gig!
Oct 17, 2018 • 38 min
This week I recap the wonderful weekend that was Scoopfest!!!
#11 Kickin Ass and Scoop Fest!
Oct 12, 2018 • 20 min
I’m on my way to Scoop Fest, got a lot on my mind, and I spill it here.
#10 Whacky Wednesdays: Magic the Gathering and Twitch ft. AdamantMTG
Oct 11, 2018 • 81 min
I get a chance to nerd out with my good friend, as he’s known on Twitch as AdamantMTG! Magic the Gathering is an extremely fun game, and even if you don’t think it’s up your alley, check him out on Twitch, and see for yourself! He’s a wonderful human,…
#09 Productivity and a Bad Way to End a Date
Oct 5, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, I discuss #humblebrag how much more productive I am when I take my head out of my ass. I also am in search of a better morning routine. Last but not least, I spill the beans on the date from last week. Love ya!
#08 Whacky Wednesdays! Bojack Horseman: Free Churro
Oct 3, 2018 • 33 min
Welcome to the first edition of Whacky Wednesdays! This podcast is now bi-weekly! I wanted to try something new, so I took the Season 5 episode/long monologue of one of my favorite shows Bojack Horseman, and performed it! Well, really it was mostly a cold…
#07 I’m Rushing to Crossfit so this Title’s Gonna Suck
Sep 28, 2018 • 29 min
LOL. As soon as it let’s me hit publish, I’m running out the door.
#06 Hope
Sep 21, 2018 • 33 min
Listen to how the date went.
#05 I’ve Got a Date!
Sep 14, 2018 • 31 min
Different format today, I’ve got a date tonight, and I explore my feelings on tonight, as well as the history behind my last date. Then I do a Cafe Rio ad. CAFE RIO HIRE ME FOR YOUR ADS! Thanks for listening! Brent
#04 Role Playing, Wisdom Teeth, and Online Dating
Sep 7, 2018 • 40 min
I open up and talk about my feelings. Like the deep down relationship feelings. Also, I laugh about my sister, and talk about my most recent gig.
#03 Kindness, Empathy, and Star Butterfly
Aug 31, 2018 • 26 min
I talk about my own vulnerabilities, and struggles in the last few weeks. It’s very hard for me to understand the best combination of kindness to being hard on myself, and now as a new self-employed person, I explore that side of it all. Hope you enjoy,…
#02 Character Demos and Audiobooks
Aug 25, 2018 • 20 min
I recorded my first character demo, and explain what that means in the voiceover world, and also finished up my first audiobook! Oh also, I donated blood, so I’m sort of a hero, but whatever, no big deal.
#01 Business, Animation, and Birthdays
Aug 17, 2018 • 24 min
Welcome to episode 1 of my podcast. If you’re listening, thank you so much, I deeply appreciate it, and it’s my genuine hope that you find some entertainment out of my dumbass. Enjoy.