262 | Okay to Not Be Okay, Go Where it's Warm with Accidentally Brave star & director Maddie Corman and Kristin Hanggi

Episode Summary

I felt better after recording this conversation with my two talented guests and I hope you feel better listening. Today's guests are director Kristin Hanggi and writer and actress Maddie Corman. Not only has their work has be meaningful to me, but I just really like them both so much as people. I’m very grateful to this podcast for giving me an opportunity to get to meet them and speak to them. We cover the current project Kristin and Maddie collaborated for the majority of this episode, which is a beautiful one person show called Accidentally Brave. The show is about an extremely hard thing Maddie went through and is going through, and how her and Kristin worked together while she was still IN IT to make a piece of art. Accidentally Brave is so genuine, vulnerable, and captures the emotion of pain with joy and humor. I saw the show it’s first week with my mom and we both laughed and cried very hard. The show is running until the end of June so if you’re in NYC go see it. Maybe plan a trip! In this episode we cover going through hard things, going where it’s warm, the best relationship advice ever on the podcast, making art out of hard things, and more!

Episode Notes

Notes from the Show:

- Maddie Cornam website | instagram

-Kristin Hanggi website | instagram

-Maddie Corman and Kristin Hanggi's musical Accidentally Brave

-Clueless the musical

-Kristin's podcast Let's Play

-Rob Bell's Podcast

-Aubrey Marcus' Podcast

-The War Of Art and Steven Pressfield's other books

-Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

-Amelie (Movie)

-Michael Beckwith

-Brene Brown on shame

Likes & Learns:

-Fresh Air Podcast

-The Glowing Up Podcast

-Eating Alone In My Car Podcast

-Family Secrets Podcast

-Dax Shepard's Podcast

-Off Camera Podcast

-Doing things to make you feel happy even when you don't feel happy (Eg. going to the movies)

-“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” - Kurt Vonnegut

All original music composed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

Album art by Zoie Harman

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If you Liked This Episode Try Out:

-Episode 137 with Josh Radnor

-Episode 252 with Adam Strauss (another star and writer of a one person show)

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This episode was also sponsored by Emerge/LilSpace Lounge. Lilspace is this great app that helps you limit your time on social media apps to help you focus. I will be at the Lilspace Lounge at Emerge Festival this weekend in Las Vegas recording live interviews with artists including Andrew Bird and Yoke lore and I'm so excited! I hope you see you there.