Episode 007 - Riley Critchlow, Nicole Wyland, and Alex Reeves - HAGS Podcast
In this episode, we talk with the weekly feminist podcast, HAGS. The hosts - Riley, Nicole, and Alex - talk with us about how to do a podcast, why Dove Soap is evil, the tenants of feminism, what it’s like to be the contrary bitch in the family, Riley’s badass mom, and #plentyofAlex.
ABOUT RILEY, NICOLE, and ALEX:
RILEY - Riley Rose Critchlow is an actor, writer and producer. She grew up on Peaks Island, Maine, moving to LA to attend USC’s School of Dramatic Arts where she received a BFA in Acting. Riley has performed internationally at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and to sold out crowds at SF Sketchfest with her comedy duo, Mary-Kate and Ashtray. TV & film credits include Timeless, S.W.A.T., American Horror Story, Rizzoli & Isles, Southland, Video Game High School, Rocketjump: The Show, Marcia Clark’s Guilt By Association, and Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End. She currently stars alongside Sungwon Cho in Crunchyroll's live action series, Anime Crimes Division, produces content for Funny or Die, and hosts weekly episodes of HAGS Podcast. Follow her on Twitter @rileyrosecritch and on Instagram @rileyaceofspies.
NICOLE - Nicole is an actress, writer, producer, and vocalist. A native of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, Nicole received her degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. She is known for viral videos like freddiew's "Flower Warfare" which has garnered over 12M views. In addition to playing the role of Moriarty on the critically acclaimed webseries Video Game High School, Nicole writes and performs sketch comedy for her YouTube channel. Her parody Lady Gaga music video has been viewed over 12K times. In 2015, Nicole founded Verdant Pine Productions, a production company focused on female driven content where she has since produced several award-winning short films. Nicole is looking forward to producing her first feature early next year. She hosts weekly episodes on her podcast HAGS, a feminist comedy dream. She spends most of her time eating tangerine popsicles while reading aloud to her cats, Milo and Winnie, and her husband, director, W. Alex Reeves.
ALEX - Alex is an award-winning director, producer, and sound designer based in Los Angeles. Born in New York City and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Alex moved to Los Angeles in 2006 where he began a career as a television editor working on such modern classics as Supernanny, The Real Housewives of New York, and BBQ Pitmasters. In 2011, Alex opened Point of Blue Studios, a production company based in North Hollywood where he has since produced and directed multiple award-winning documentaries, short films, music videos, and commercials. He was the resident recording engineer for RocketJump Studios’ podcast network from 2013-2015, and his sound design work can be heard on Comedy Central, Hulu, and Disney XD. Alex is the other half of Hollywood power couple “Nicolex” and lives with his wife (Nicole Wyland) and two cats (Milo and Winnie) in West Hollywood. Follow him on Instagram @wa_reeves and Twitter @walexreeves
A LITTLE ABOUT HAGS:
HAGS is a weekly feminist podcast dedicated to deconstructing and demystifying the way society values women. Co-hosts Riley Rose Critchlow and Nicole Wyland are frequently joined by notable guests such as Gates McFadden, Troian Bellisario, Gina Susanna and Ione Butler. Each episode begins with a profile of a notable woman from throughout history before diving into freeform discussion inspired by an adjective that might be used to describe a woman (Beautiful, Polite, Feisty, etc.) citing historical evidence, pop culture, current events, personal anecdotes, and the voice of producer, Alex Reeves, for the male perspective. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll learn about rats. Tune in weekly on iTunes, Stitcher, at www.hagspodcast.com.
***** PODCATS LEVELS OF ACTION*****
ONE CLICK WONDER - Give HAGS 5 stars and write a review on iTunes!
TUB THUMPER - Go see and support feminist content/movies/art! Go often!
SUPER SOLDIER - Figure out what you do well and use it to your advantage to advance the conversation. Graphic Artist? Podcaster? Make space for women! And recommend your female friends for things
KEEP THE CHANGE - Donate to HAGS OR donate to organizations that help women. Support female business owners, writers, filmmakers, artists. Buy their stuff.