Everything Is Rent

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Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical Rent premiered on Broadway in 1996. Over the years, musical theater fans all over the world have become Rent-heads, Rent-haters, and Rent-indifferent-istas. Comedians (and die-hard Rent fans) Beth Appel and Sarah Claspell shoot without a script as they dedicate each episode to a song from Rent, bringing on fellow comedians and musical theater nerds to talk about what they love, hate, and are baffled by in this divisive musical. Viva La Vie Boheme!

Episode Date
Your Eyes with Carl Tart
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The hilarious Carl Tart (Queen George, White Women, "The Boy is Mine" on Glee) has never seen Rent, but he did play "Seasons of Love" at a piano recital as a child. Carl talks about studying electronic music, getting a spaghetti hernia, and what it was like going to high school with the star of Battle of Shaker Heights, Shia LaBeouf. He also realizes that he has seen many more musicals than he thought, including a college production of Oklahoma which he describes as "a tough sit." Sarah and Beth describe Beth yelling at teenagers during the intermission of Les Mis at the Pantages, Beth describes a harmonica trick she can do, and Sarah reveals the strange pasta dish she once ordered at a dive bar. Carl does not enjoy the song "Your Eyes," but he does improvise a new version of the song called "I Forgot That You Had Eyes."

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SHOW INFORMATION
Instagram: @EverythingIsRent
Twitter: @Everything_Rent
Email: EverythingIsRentPod@gmail.com
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May 21, 2019
Finale A with Paul Welsh and Madeline Walter
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Sarah and Beth are joined by their dear friends, Paul Welsh and Madeline Walter (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Madeline, who is convinced Jonathan Larson didn't write all the songs in Rent, talks about only liking the first half of the show and Paul, who thinks Ellen DeGeneres was in Rent, explains why he was so angry when "Seasons of Love" came on the radio recently. There's also an extended discussion of weird onstage kisses between brothers and sisters and age-inappropriate people. Paul shares what it was like acting alongside Broadway actors on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Madeline tells a story about breaking someone's front teeth during an audition for Funny Girl. Listen for your chance to win a 311 CD and a sleepover!

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SHOW INFORMATION
Instagram: @EverythingIsRent
Twitter: @Everything_Rent
Email: EverythingIsRentPod@gmail.com
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May 14, 2019
Voicemail #5 with Paul Rust and Michael Cassady
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The hilarious and talented Paul Rust and Michael Cassady (Don’t Stop or We’ll Die) talk about the 1999 Rent tour, the Iowa theater scene, non-traditional audition monologues, and the hit musical, Grimble’s Follies. They also explain the deep cut meaning behind the lyric “To no shame, never playing the fame game.” Beth and Sarah go through their ultimate Rent Voicemail ranking, Paul shares his true feelings about a character named Angel becoming an angel, and Mike tells us about his dad being in two different bands with the same name. They also explain why you should always cast hot people in your plays!

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SHOW INFORMATION
Instagram: @EverythingIsRent
Twitter: @Everything_Rent
Email: EverythingIsRentPod@gmail.com
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts
Subscribe: Spotify

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May 07, 2019
What You Own with Adam Pascal
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Beth and Sarah are joined by the incredible Adam Pascal who originated the role of Roger in Rent on Broadway and does a great Gollum! They hit all the hot topics: Adam being told to open his eyes during his Rent audition, how he felt about Rent: Live, and the financial reality of Roger selling his guitar to buy a car. Beth and Adam compare their unsuccessful Star Wars movie auditions, and Sarah and Adam discover that they have the same dream role -- Jean Valjean. PLUS, Adam drops some mind blowing trivia about the line "Is the equipment in a pyramid?"

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SHOW INFORMATION
Instagram: @EverythingIsRent
Twitter: @Everything_Rent
Email: EverythingIsRentPod@gmail.com
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts
Subscribe: Spotify

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Apr 30, 2019
Goodbye Love with Lennon Parham
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The incredible Lennon Parham (WOMP It Up!, Playing House), the third guest so far who played Grace in Annie, does NOT like Rent. But, like many others, she was once involved in an earnest rendition of "Seasons of Love" performed on the UCB stage. Lennon talks about her love of the musical Chess, tells stories of doing karaoke alone, and explains why she thinks Rent could have used another rewrite or two. Sarah throws shade at anyone who sings Rush songs at karaoke and Lennon throws shade at the many characters in Rent who talk about tortillas. Aspiring actors can sign up for Beth's acting class, "Saying Lines Funny," and, as Michael Caine (or Michael Kayne) always says: Everything is Tent!

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Apr 23, 2019
Bonus Episode: Listener Email and Tweet Round Up + Team America: World Police
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Resident movie expert/engineer, Mark David Christenson (Aw...Crap, a Hellboy Podcast) once again joins Beth and Sarah to talk about a movie that isn't Rent. Mostly they talk about how hard it is to remember the title of Team America: World Police, but they also break down the classic Rent parody (Lease) in the movie and compare how much they each know about Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hair. Then they go through all manner of listener correspondence including an email with font as small as the Bible. What are listeners writing in about? Mostly the line "I think I missed, don't get pissed." In conclusion, Beth and Sarah are nerds and so are all of you! WARNING: Do not listen if you don't want to hear Beth sing a lot.

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Apr 16, 2019
Halloween with Gilli Nissim
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Untrained alto, Gilli Nissim (We're Gross with Gilli Nissim, The Other Two), joins Sarah and Beth to reminisce about being "hot for musicals" after seeing Rent twice in LA and once in San Diego and to confess her SHOCKING least favorite Rent song. They also gossip about the competitive and cutthroat Golden Performing Arts Center, discuss the vocal technique of screaming in your backyard, and plan a girls trip to Vegas. Sarah does her classic Florence Henderson impression, Gilli does her classic Daphne Rubin-Vega impression, and Beth admits to being an old hag.

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SHOW INFORMATION
Instagram: @EverythingIsRent
Twitter: @Everything_Rent
Email: EverythingIsRentPod@gmail.com
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts
Subscribe: Spotify

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Apr 09, 2019
I’ll Cover You (Reprise) with Eugene Cordero
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Get ready to cry. On this ep, Eugene Cordero (The Dumbbells, Tacoma FD, Kong: Skull Island) joins Beth and Sarah to talk about one of the best and saddest songs in the... WORLD??? Eugene tells his story of camping out to see the original Broadway production of Rent, and Sarah and Beth are shocked to learn that their improv team wasn't the first to sing "Seasons of Love" when they were supposed to be doing a Harold. They also talk about scaffolding, how much theater kids like turtlenecks and clove cigarettes, and how the Murget Case would figure into a video game version of Rent.

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Apr 02, 2019
Contact with Nicci Claspell
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Nicci Claspell (Two-time Mimi in Rent, First National Tour of American Idiot) loves Rent! And she's joining Beth and Sarah for yet another discussion of the groundbreaking Rent song, Contact! Also in this ep, everyone agrees Rancho Cucamonga is a funny name for a city, Nicci describes making her own costumes and hairpieces, and she and Sarah reminisce about Sarah looking like '90s Claire Danes. Beth and Sarah debate whether Sarah's a tiny weak lady or "huge and beefy." This episode is brought to you by Flying By Foy.

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Mar 26, 2019
Contact with Drew Spears and Jamie Gaul
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Sarah and Beth are joined by two more of their besties, Drew Spears (Star of Stage & Screen, Cardinal Redbird) and Jamie "Jaw Bone" Gaul (Famous on Instagram, Maureen in Rent at UCB) to continue a special multi-episode series about everyone's favorite Rent song, Contact! They talk about Drew's Rent-loving babysitter and Jamie's embarrassing experience seeing Rent with her conservative parents. They also discuss which Shakespeare plays can be set at Dave & Busters, and listeners who like hearing the word "smouse" repeated over and over are in for a treat. 'Cause everything is smouse!

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Mar 19, 2019
Contact with Nicole Byer
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Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Comedians of the World, Why Won't You Date Me?) joins Beth and Sarah to talk about (and rewrite the lyrics to) the song "Contact." She also shares a controversial theory about Tinashe's performance in Rent: Live and explains why every Mimi should have open sores. This episode also covers several other definitely-Rent-related topics, such as: what art teachers wear, the past tense of the word "drink," Christopher Durang, The Rock's acting career, and why Nicole's mom thought Nicole had a serious intestinal health issue. And, if you're a fan of Nailed It!, oh boy is there some good insider info for you in this ep!

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Mar 12, 2019
Voicemail #4 with Jordan Morris
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Jordan Morris (Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Unikitty!), a real slogan guy, joins Beth and Sarah to discuss THE iconic voicemail from Rent. He describes being such a "drama dorkus" that his high school drama classroom had a fish named Random. He rails against the "meow" moment in "Out Tonight" and explains the parallels between Rent and Reality Bites/Tape. You can hear more about Jordan's time doing high school theater on the next season of Serial. And beware the Hill People...

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Mar 05, 2019
Without You with John Gallagher Jr.
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Tony Award winner, John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) joins Beth and Sarah remotely from the frigid tundra of Brooklyn to talk about a song that can only be appreciated by those (like Beth) who experienced true love in high school. John recounts his journey from playing a street urchin with sideburns in Delaware to becoming a Broadway star, including the years he spent wearing a Rent hat before he had ever seen or heard any songs from the show. They talk about CD and cassette technology, the similarities/differences between Spring Awakening and Rent, and John talks about doing karaoke with Sarah's sister! Say "hi" to your sisters, everyone!

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Feb 26, 2019
Seasons of Love B with Matt Besser
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Mumbo jumbo! This week, Beth and Sarah finally get back to the original Rent album with special guest Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade, improv4humans). In addition to doing a lot of surprise singing, Besser reveals that, although he likes Rent, it isn't even one of his TOP FORTY favorite musicals and he describes what he looks for in a musical ("old" and "not a bummer"). Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Feb 19, 2019
Bonus Episode: Valentine's Day with Jesse David Fox
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Happy Valentine's Day! Jesse David Fox (Vulture, Good One Podcast) joins Beth and Sarah for what is basically another episode about Rent: Live, but is also about the cut song "Valentine's Day," which both does and does not sound like a Prince song. Jesse talks about the exact moment when Rent made him a crier and his theory that the second act of Rent is "all about the seasons." Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Feb 12, 2019
Bonus Episode: Rent: Live on FOX (PART 2) with Zeke Nicholson
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Zeke Nicholson (A.P. Bio, Ironic Chronic) makes history as the pod's first ever repeat guest in this second special episode discussing Rent: Live on FOX. Now that Beth and Sarah have watched the televised version and compiled all the tweets, emails, and DMs (hi Mario!), wow, there's so much more to discuss. For example, does Beth have a rock finger in her butt? How many followers do you need to be an "influencer"? Shouldn't there should be a TV show called "Who Thinks You Can Dance?" Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Feb 05, 2019
Bonus Episode: Rent: Live on FOX (PART 1)
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The first in a special two-part series about the television event of the century -- Rent: Not-So-Live on FOX. Sarah and Beth were lucky enough to be in the studio audience Sunday night, and they dish all the dirt about what went down! They also give their initial reviews of the show and the actors, and they discuss some of the SHOCKING lyric changes -- "December 24th, 9pm, 1991," anyone?? But mostly they talk about how much they love Mario. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jan 29, 2019
Take Me or Leave Me with Fredi Walker-Browne
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All the "easy hankies" out there better get ready for this emotional episode with incredibly special guest, Fredi Walker-Browne (Maggie's Plan, The Big C) who originated the role of Joanne in Rent on Broadway! Fredi gives Beth and Sarah the inside scoop about her Rent audition and the rehearsal process as well as Jonathan Larson's writing process for "Take Me or Leave Me" which may have been the last song Jonathan Larson ever wrote. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jan 22, 2019
Happy New Year B with Natasha Rothwell
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Natasha Rothwell (Insecure, The Hasseltones Live!) joins Beth and Sarah as they "tap into their feels" about Happy New Year B, including speculation about what exactly the "B" stands for. Natasha talks about seeing a midnight sing-a-long version of Rent and tells the inspiring story of leaving her day job teaching high school drama. They also talk about why Rent appeals to repressed drama kids, when it's not appropriate to say "no day but today," and how to turn You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown into Rent. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jan 15, 2019
Voice Mail #3 with Cedric Yarbrough
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The McDuckster himself, Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless, Reno 911) joins Beth and Sarah to talk about auditioning for the role of Collins in Rent, the various demon roles he has played in musicals, and to do a standard black mother check. They also chat about many, many other musicals, including Once on This Island, Schoolhouse Rock, Sweeney Todd, and Ragtime, and Sarah makes an official declaration: Musicals are great! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jan 08, 2019
Happy New Year with Jon Gabrus
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The hilarious Jon Gabrus (High and Mighty) is the latest Long Island native to join Sarah and Beth on the pod! He talks about seeing Grease TWICE on Broadway, brags about being offered the role of Rocky in Rocky Horror at his high school, and makes up New Year's resolutions for the main characters in Rent. They also share many memories related to The Phantom Menace, discuss the first Real World cast, and Gabrus threatens to insert his spot-on Trump/dad impression into Rent. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jan 01, 2019
Seasons of Love with Joel Kim Booster & Brendan Scannell
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Christmas bells are ringing as Sarah and Beth are joined by fellow Rent super fans, Joel Kim Booster and Brendan Scannell (The Cure, Vulture's Comedians You Should and Will Know) to talk about Scarlett Johansson's agent, how being a democratic socialist has rekindled Joel's love of Rent, and to theorize about all that math Jonathan Larson did for Seasons of Love. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Dec 25, 2018
La Vie Boheme B with Andrew Hansen & Jake Regal
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Sarah and Beth are joined by two of their besties, Jake Regal (Scorpion, Angel in Rent at UCB) and Andrew Hansen (A.P. Bio, Joanne in Rent at UCB) to delve deep into the 25 minute version of Rent their improv team put up at UCB as an April Fool's joke. Jake also talks about rebelling against his family by liking mumblecore movies instead of musicals and Andrew (everyone's dad) explains the difference between "quite a few" and "a lot." Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Dec 18, 2018
I Should Tell You with Guy Montgomery
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Guy Montgomery (The Worst Idea of All Time) joins Sarah and Beth in their high tech podcast studio after listening to "I Should Tell You" many, many times, despite actively disliking it. Earning the title of "Guest Who Has Done the Most Research," Guy outlines some differences between the 2008 Broadway Rent revival, a college production, and Vanessa Hudgens' Hollywood Bowl performance. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Dec 11, 2018
La Vie Boheme with Paul F. Tompkins
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Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Superego, Spontaneanation) joins Sarah and Beth to share his "thumbnail Wikipedia knowledge" of Rent and his controversial opinions about the Pope. They break down everything that doesn't make sense in "La Vie Boheme," including the idea of putting equipment in a pyramid and the idea that meatless balls taste the same as meat it you close your eyes. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Dec 04, 2018
Over The Moon with Dan Black
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Sarah and Beth are joined by their old pal, Dan Black (Comedians of Wrestling) who uses his real New York accent to talk about the "jump over the moon" song, melting pots vs. salad bowls vs. fruit platters, which wrestler would play who in Rent, and more! Dan is a huge Rent fan and brings up some very good questions: How did Mark and all of these Bohemians meet? What the heck do the metaphors in "Over the Moon" mean?? Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Nov 27, 2018
Bonus Episode: Listener Email and Tweet Round-Up + The Greatest Showman
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First, Beth and Sarah go through some of their favorite (and least favorite, Malala) listener emails and tweets and realize that everyone saw Rent in 1997. Then, Mark David Christenson (Aw...Crap, a Hellboy Podcast) finally gets his own mic and joins Beth and Sarah to discuss The Greatest Showman, which he saw alone to celebrate his niece's birthday??? He also talks about famed director of Moulin Rouge, Laz Buhrmann. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Nov 20, 2018
Christmas Bells with Jessica McKenna & Zach Reino
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Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna (Off Book) kick things off by talking about some of the similarities between La Boheme and Rent (aka La Boheme 2: More La, More Boheme), Zach invents the name "Mimolfo," Jess walks everyone through some hot new slang, and the gang debates whether or not "honest living" is an onomatopoeia. Beth and Jess compare notes on their college productions of Company, Not only does this episode slap -- it's also a bop, it twists, and it's a banger. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Nov 13, 2018
We’re Okay with Mike Scollins
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You may know him as Mike Scollins (Late Night with Seth Meyers) and he's here to break down the mysteries of the song "We're Okay" -- What's "the Murget case"? Where is "Penthouse A"? Who is "Newt's lesbian sister"? He also talks about his star turn as Kenickie in Grease, everyone breaks down their first onstage kiss, and Mike comes up with a great new improv warm-up in a bonus episode of "Late-2000s Improv Talk." Also, if anyone thinks the musical The Boyfriend is good, Beth will gladly fight you. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Nov 06, 2018
EMERGENCY BONUS EPISODE! RENT on FOX cast announcement!
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The main cast for RENT on FOX was announced yesterday, so you know Sarah and Beth had to drop everything (dogs) to record this emergency episode with their very important thoughts on the casting. Is this very podcast the reason Valentina and Keala Settle were cast? Yes. Will Vanessa Hudgens nail the role of Maureen? Unclear. Will Sarah and Beth go to the cast party and make some "Contact" with this extremely attractive cast? Hopefully! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Oct 30, 2018
I’ll Cover You with Eliot Glazer
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Eliot Glazer (Haunting Renditions, You’re Making It Worse, Broad City) is a quote unquote “perfect guest” on this week’s episode of Everything is Gwen. He talks about being a Rent kid on the early Rent train, explains why Rosie O’Donnell is actually responsible for the popularity of Rent, and is yet another guest who hates the Rent song they’re talking about. drama teachers. And, at the very end, Eliot performs a special rendition of Voicemail #1 that you’re not gonna wanna miss. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Oct 23, 2018
Santa Fe with Matt Bennett
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Matt Bennett (Victorious, The Big Bang Theory) joins our hosts to brush the sauce onto the meat and explain the choice every Long Island child must make: sports or musical theater. Other topics include the cool girl who got Matt into Rent in middle school, Matt's cool dad who's too cool for Rent, Anthony Rapp's "La Vie Boheme" parody at LeakyCon, and a reimagining of American Idiot starring Tony Shalhoub. #brushthesauceontothemeat Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Oct 16, 2018
On the Street with Carrie Poppy
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Carrie Poppy (Oh No Ross and Carrie, Hidden Mickeys) traces music all the way back to the first instrument (rocks) and the first musical (wind). She talks to fellow millennials, Sarah and Beth, about seeing Rent on Broadway with the mistaken expectation that "Doogie Howser" was in it, a sexy karaoke performance of "Take Me or Leave Me," and a rude college boyfriend who told Carrie she wasn't good enough to be in Rent. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Oct 09, 2018
Will I? with Philip Labes
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Philip Labes (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., K.C. Undercover, MORE GUNS!) talks to Beth and Sarah about Rent as well as pretty much every other musical ever. Philip describes working with Anthony Rapp on a movie before ever having seen Rent and prepares for his upcoming nostalgia podcast, Everything is Beyblades. Beth blows minds with the reveal that the song “One Night in Bangkok” is from a musical and Sarah reminisces about her years being “heavy in choir.” Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Oct 02, 2018
Another Day with Oscar Montoya
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Oscar Montoya (Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Inside the Disney Vault) is scarf. In addition to being scarf, he tells Sarah and Beth about an all-girls, elementary school production of Rent he saw, his childhood dream of being in Stomp, and he boldly describes “Another Day” as a gender-reversed “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Sarah claims Rent is for “cool kids” and Beth proclaims herself the “Weird Al of Rent.” Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Sep 25, 2018
Out Tonight with Rachel Bloom
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Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, an old Harry Potter Musical) joins Sarah and Beth to record many episodes of a new podcast, "Late-2000s Improv Talk." They also talk about Rent, including Rachel's show-stopping Klingon rendition of "Seasons of Love" and the best argument yet for why the characters in Rent should have jobs. And don't forget to join us in our campaign to have Rachel play Maureen in Fox's live version of Rent using #pleasepushthedateback! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Sep 18, 2018
Life Support with Lindsey Kraft and Jamie-Lynn Sigler
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Lindsey Kraft (Grace and Frankie, dELiA*s catalog) and Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), who grew up together on Long Island, stop by to talk about the simple, catchy harmonies in “Life Support.” Lindsey was never in a musical as a kid, but watched Jamie perform in a ton of them and, one time, she got to sit on the edge of the stage with her legs dangling off and do a solo in a show choir Rent-medley. Jamie gives us the scoop on her audition and multiple callbacks to play Maureen at the Hollywood Bowl. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Sep 11, 2018
Tango: Maureen with John Flynn
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John Flynn (Oh, Hey Guys) wanted to talk about any song EXCEPT “Tango: Maureen,” so Beth and (former swing dance champion) Sarah invited him to talk about “Tango: Maureen.” John talks about seeing Rent shortly after it opened on Broadway, watching Daphne Rubin Vega’s final performance as Mimi, and his seedy side hustle handing out infrared listening devices to Rent audience members. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Sep 04, 2018
You’ll See with Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe
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Demi Adejuyigbe and Kevin T. Porter (Gilmore Guys, Punch Up the Jam, Good Christian Fun) help Beth and Sarah settle an age-old, Laurel-and-Yanni-esque Rent lyric debate. They also improve upon several of the rhymes in Rent, imagine an alternate universe in which “You’ll See” was the breakout hit instead of “Seasons of Love,” and discuss how they’d adapt the movie Chappie into a hot new Broadway musical. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Aug 28, 2018
Today 4 U with Renee Colvert and Allegra Ringo
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Allegra Ringo and Renee Colvert (Can I Pet Your Dog) join Beth and Sarah to unpack one of the catchiest, but also most problematic Rent songs. Renee, who spent high school with a blown-up picture of Adam Pascal above her bed, explains the questionable logic she used to reconcile being a dog lover AND a Rent lover. In contrast Allegra’s experience with Rent begins and ends with fast-forwarding through the movie in preparation for coming on the podcast. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Aug 21, 2018
Voice Mail #2 with Kate Spencer
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Well, Joanne, we’re off! You’ll most definitely get “‘90s chills” listening to Kate Spencer (Forever35, The Dead Moms Club) talk about seeing Rent multiple times with ex-boyfriends, performing in the equally groundbreaking Vagina Monologues, and the very mean, Rent-themed antics she got up to in college. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Aug 14, 2018
Light My Candle with Daphne Rubin-Vega
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The hilarious and talented Daphne Rubin-Vega originated the role of Mimi in Rent on Broadway! She joins Sarah and Beth to talk about her experience auditioning for and performing in Rent, including the time she forgot her lines in “Light My Candle,” her uniquely un-Broadway singing voice, what it was like working with Jonathan Larson, and the trauma that can come with being in the public eye. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Aug 07, 2018
One Song Glory with Will Hines
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Will Hines (Wrecked, Screw It, We’re Just Gonna Talk About Spider-Man) comes in HOT in this episode, with questions like “Who cares about Rent?” “Why are we talking about Rent?” “Why do you guys like Rent?” and “What’s good about it?” Will saw Rent on Broadway in 1998 and some of his fond memories include Sweater Dude, Guitar Guy, and the song with the numbers. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jul 31, 2018
Tune Up #3 with Grant O’Brien
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Grant O’Brien (CollegeHumor) hates Rent and was NOT looking forward to listening to Tune Up #3, a song he describes as the “most bananas 24 seconds of a show ever.” Beth and Sarah try their darndest to convince Grant that Rent isn’t boring, but he really thinks the show would benefit from some tap dancing. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jul 24, 2018
You Okay Honey? with Nicole Byer
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Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole, Nailed It, Why Won’t You Date Me) joins Beth and Sarah to talk about her love of Rent, show off her beautiful singing voice many times, and change her name to Bond, Nicole Bond. In the most topic-packed episode yet, learn about Nicole’s surprising favorite musical, enjoy the longest discussion anyone has ever had about Tom Collins’ name, and hear why Angel is a combination of characters from the movie Michael and the TV show Drop Dead Diva. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jul 17, 2018
Rent with Anthony King
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Anthony King (Silicon Valley, Beetlejuice the Musical) has seen every musical except Rent, which was the most rebellious thing to do in the 90s. He’s worked with Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and Anthony Rapp on other projects and can safely say: If everyone in Rent had AIDS, it would be a little too much. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jul 10, 2018
Tune Up #2 with Deborah Baker Jr.
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You may know Deborah Baker Jr. (Stan Against Evil) from being the best around town. She's also a real-life Collins, always preordaining a wild night and recommending cheesecloth as a scarf for a warm climate. Deborah talks about her traumatic formative experience with Rent and sort of explains what it means when her belly button hurts. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jul 03, 2018
Voice Mail #1 with Lauren Adams
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The delightful Lauren Adams (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Masking for Trouble) stops by to talk about the great lengths she went to to force her mom to take her to Rent as a child, explain her confusingly named show choir, and greenlight an all-dog production of Rent. Beth, Sarah, and Lauren also discuss who "Cindy" is, re-cast Rent with "modern day actors," mostly from The Greatest Showman, and Beth uncovers a heart-stopping Easter egg/continuity error in the musical. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jun 26, 2018
Tune Up #1 with Zeke Nicholson
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Sarah and Beth are up bright and early talking to their good pal Zeke Nicholson (A.P. Bio) about the magical day when he first saw the Rent movie with his mom, before a basketball game, but after shopping for Timberland boots. Despite multiple mic-drop-moments for Zeke in this episode, he does not enjoy himself during a game of Rent Trivia and he definitely isn't happy to be talking about a song he doesn't "give a f*** about." Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
Jun 19, 2018
Introducing Everything Is Rent!
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Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical Rent premiered on Broadway in 1996. Over the years, musical theater fans all over the world have become Rent-heads, Rent-haters, and Rent-indifferent-istas. Comedians (and die-hard Rent fans) Beth Appel and Sarah Claspell shoot without a script as they dedicate each episode to a song from Rent, bringing on fellow comedians and musical theater nerds to talk about what they love, hate, and are baffled by in this divisive musical. Everything Is Rent - coming June 19th. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/everything-is-rent/message
May 20, 2018