Take Me To Coffee

Take Me To Coffee

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A Mentorship Podcast for the Digital Age


What’s Next - Broadway: The Broadway Husbands
Mar 24 • 69 min
Coronavirus can't stop our coffee dates! This is one is for all our artists friends and listeners grappling with what comes next as our livelihoods have been moved online. The Broadway Husbands, Bret Shuford and Stephen Hanna, join Jess and Andrew to work…
The Daily Server: Rob Darwell
Mar 17 • 66 min
**UPDATE: **If you have the means and enjoy the episode, please go to the show links and donate to the US Bartender's Guild Emergency Relief Fund. All of the beautiful servers and bartenders Rob features are out of work for at least 4 weeks and need our…
BONUS EPISODE #5: Big Changes: Sommvivant Returns
Mar 10 • 38 min
If you've been with us since the beginning, you know Amanda McCrossin, aka @Sommvivant, has been working as a sommelier at one of the best restaurants in the world. And now she's not. Say WHAT. After 10 years of working to build her reputation as a…
#GayCountry: Brian Falduto
Mar 3 • 54 min
Remember the movie School of Rock, with Jack Black? The cutie-patootie kid (who also happened to be gay) in that movie is all grown up now, and has used his talent and fame to stand up for a whole new generation of kids who need to hear that they are…
Haus Urban: Hassan Sayyed
Feb 25 • 55 min
How do you go from theatre actor to laid-off performer with a major injury and then end up as a skincare entrepreneur with a cult following of broadway stars, high profile makeup artists, pro athletes, and multiplatinum recording artists? If we learned…
Sex Work Affirming Therapy: Janis Luna
Feb 18 • 53 min
Well, this is one of the coolest conversations we've ever had. Janis is a stripper, writer, and sex work affirming therapist living and practicing in NYC and get ready because we are going to learn all the things together today, not the least of which is:…
Sideways the Experience: Mary Giuliana & Vanessa Conlin
Feb 11 • 52 min
On February 20th, Napa Valley takes over NYC with Sideways the Experience at the Pecadillo Theatre Company - yes, that Sideways of Paul Giamatti hates Merlot fame. Why's it an experience, you ask? If you're a VIP, your evening includes delicious food from…
Ring of Keys: Andrea Prestinario
Feb 4 • 67 min
On February 16th at Joe's Pub in NYC, Ring of Keys is celebrating its 2nd Birthday with QUEERING THE CANNON, a cabaret concert that flips the songs you thought you knew, and introduces new tunes to our book that tell stories we don't usually hear in…
JHM Jams: Ken Kubota
Jan 28 • 72 min
Classical Cellist Ken Kubota has hundreds of thousands of people tuning into his JHM Jams every week and brand collaborations every which way you look - but like most stories, the way it all got started is much less glamorous and involved hunting people…
How To Save The World: Meghan Offtermatt
Jan 21 • 84 min
This was Andrew's last coffee date with coffee pods, thanks to actress and sustainability superhero Meghan Oftermatt- it's all fresh ground and pourover from here! She's like an unstoppable bundle of zero waste wonderwoman who left our heads spinning as…
Take A Ten: Andy Roninson
Jan 14 • 49 min
Ever been curious how musicals get written or what a composer loves in their actors? Get. Into. This. Coffee. Date. Because, oh god, we got nerdy AF with Larson Award-Winning Composer Andy Roninson, trying to figure out what parts of song structure affect…
BONUS EPISODE #4: Scott Miesse
Jan 7 • 34 min
Hot on the heels of our 90 day review of the process of making a podcast from scratch, we bring you a coffee date with the very person who was responsible for the original idea of Take Me To Coffee! When a waiter from Cleveland, OH asked his guest Jess if…
The First 90 Days: Jess & Andrew
Dec 31, 2019 • 57 min
Just in time for New Year's Eve and all the reflection that goes with it, #TM2C turns 3 months old and Jess & Andrew step into the hot seat for an episode that's real talk about making a podcast. From ups to downs, surprises, equipment lists and secrets…
Illusions & Magic: Reza
Dec 24, 2019 • 54 min
Magic is one of those things that has always been done a certain way, and Reza is completely smashing that out of the water. From his residency in Branson, Missouri, to touring the US, Reza has built every piece of his empire from scratch and - like so…
Broadway Workshop: Marc Tumminelli
Dec 17, 2019 • 49 min
For over 12 years, Broadway Workshop has been training young actors and giving them a professional experience that has sent kids like Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hanson) and Micaela Dimond (Cher Show) straight to Broadway, not long after their time…
God, Sex & Rich People: Mattie Jo Cowsert
Dec 10, 2019 • 65 min
Andrew and Jess finally picked their jaws up off the ground after this crazy episode with actress and writer Mattie Jo Cowsert, who leads them through her childhood of evangelical upbringing, sexual purity and what it was like to have a complete identity…
#GivingTuesday: Antuan Raimone & Crime Victims Treatment Center
Dec 3, 2019 • 73 min
TW: Sexual Assault. Eight years ago, Antuan Raimone (Hamilton) and Jess Ryan set out to raise money for Crime Victims Treatment Center. Antuan had survived childhood sexual violence, and CVTC provided free services and therapy to Antuan and many of their…
That Viola Kid: Drew Forde
Nov 26, 2019 • 59 min
We love things that go together. Turkey and stuffing. Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and the Rockettes. Viola and Instagram. Wait, Viola and Instagram? Sounds weird, but it's totally not when Drew Forde aka That Viola Kid is around. In this coffee date, we go…
TEASER: That Viola Kid: Drew Forde
Nov 22, 2019 • 15 min
BIG NEWS ya'll! We're moving your coffee date to Tuesday starting next week. We didn't want to leave you without any inspiration during the move, so here's a little amuse-bouche of next week's episode for your listening pleasure. Drew Forde aka That Viola…
Comedy Bits: Danny Pudi
Nov 14, 2019 • 54 min
We got some great questions from listeners for this episode with actor Danny Pudi (you might remember him from a little show called Community?). We find out what made Danny laugh the hardest on the set of Community and how he juggles new and old…
Classical Piano + YouTube: AyseDeniz
Nov 7, 2019 • 55 min
Talk about using the powers of social media for good! Classical pianist and composer AyseDeniz has harnessed YouTube, Facebook and Instagram to help expose a new generation to classical music and make it cool again. There's nowhere and nothing she won't…
Video Game Audio Design: Zack Quarles
Oct 31, 2019 • 55 min
Ever find yourself playing a video game and thinking to yourself, "Man, I love this game but I don't know why - and it's not just the visuals"? Turns out the audio design of a game can make or break your experience, and Zack Quarles, or ZQ to his friends,…
BONUS EPISODE #2: Our Very Second Episode with Christina Anthony of Mixed-ish
Oct 24, 2019 • 60 min
Little did we all know that Christina Anthony's life was about to be forever changed, when she agreed to be our second test guest back in March of 2019 and sit down for coffee with us. She had just shot a backdoor pilot for a new show called Mixed-ish,…
BONUS EPISODE #3: Our Very Third Episode with Jay Klaitz from Jessica Jones
Oct 24, 2019 • 42 min
Broadway, TV and Film actor Jay Klaitz took time away from his brand new (super cute) baby to chat with us in our third ever episode of Take Me To Coffee. We talked all things theatre (he is a legend of Broadway with Lend Me a Tenor, Rock of Ages and High…
BONUS EPISODE #1: Our Very First Episode with Jermaine Blackwell
Oct 24, 2019 • 56 min
Friends, we're ten episodes in and that means it's time for a BONUS WEEK! Gather round for a very special commentary track episode, wherein Andrew and Jess pull back the curtain and let you listen in to the very first episode they ever recorded, with NBC…
Comedy: Dana Powell
Oct 17, 2019 • 75 min
Modern Family. Veep. Bridesmaids. Dana Powell is a comedic powerhouse who has graced the screens of some of our favorite shows. Today, we're sitting down to coffee with her… well, no. Laying down to coffee with her? She did the whole episode in her bed in…
Sports & Identity: Joon Lee
Oct 10, 2019 • 49 min
Jess is stuck in the wilds of eastern Oregon, so Andrew helms the ship for an incredibly inspiring conversation with Joon Lee. Joon is a 24 year old Korean-American sportswriter for ESPN, and he takes us on a wild journey through his time at Bleacher…
Wine: Amanda McCrossin aka Sommvivant
Oct 3, 2019 • 67 min
Wine always feels fancy, but our guest Amanda McCrossin spends the hour answering our dumb questions and helping us feel like maybe it isn't something that far out of our reach. Plus - we get the top 3 Instagram tips from Amanda, who grew her own…
Community & Entrepreneurship: The Zuckerberg Institute
Sep 26, 2019 • 56 min
Today we have coffee with the co-founders of The Zuckerberg Institute, Randi Zuckerberg's new initiative for entrepreneurs around the globe. We hear about Brian Patrick Murphy's biggest failure in business and what he learned from it, what it was like for…
Activism: Idealist.org
Sep 26, 2019 • 74 min
Ami Dar, founder of Idealist.org, has always had one mission in life: connect the people who want to do good, and make it easier to do that good. Never was there such an inspiring episode as talking with he and their Director of Organizing, Abby Graf…
The Mughal Empire: Audrey Truschke
Sep 26, 2019 • 72 min
Audrey Truschke has created a name for herself on Twitter but it's probably not for anything you'd guess. She's an academic and author whose specialty is Muslim & Hindu conflict, The Mughal Empire and Sanksrit. We get down and dirty to learn about the…
Founding a Fitness Empire: Mark Fisher
Sep 26, 2019 • 56 min
It seems like every Broadway friend of ours (including Andrew's wife!) keeps in shape at Mark Fisher Fitness. On our coffee date with the man himself, we found out that's because he is one smart dude, in addition to being a whacky, dada-loving unicorn. We…
Female Empowerment: Laura Behnke
Sep 26, 2019 • 67 min
Even though Jess and Andrew did a bit of birdwalking at the top of the episode, things got back on track quickly and we got to hear about Laura Behnke's incredible journey from television sportscaster who was owned by everyone else to entrepreneur and…
Beer: Jeremy Danner
Sep 26, 2019 • 66 min
What didn't we talk about on this date coffee with Kansas City beer geek Jeremy Danner? We hit what it means to sewer a batch of beer, what Jeremy thinks a brewery needs to do to go from good to great to amazing, and most importantly we invented the Shut…
CURVYcon: CeCe Olisa
Sep 24, 2019 • 96 min
theCURVYcon founder CeCe Olisa helps kick off our brand new podcast! We sip on some tasty coffee and talk about why following your feelings can lead you to the place you want to go, CeCe's advice for theatre kids who don't fit in and why CeCe is obsessed…