Originally Aired: 05/01/20 – We review Arkansas. We talk with actor Rachel Skarsten of Batwoman and Homecon 2.0 and also with actor Amanda Joy of Second Jen and more.

Show Notes:

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We talk with actor Rachel Skarsten! Rachel plays Alice on Batwoman but is also recognized for playing Elizabeth I of England on Reign and Tamsin on Lost Girl. She’ll be on to talk about Homecon: 2nd Edition. Homecon is a convention you can attend from the comforts of your own home! The first Homecon was a major success and they’re doing another one on May 16th and 17th. Rachel talks about this and more. Rachel Skarsten danced for the Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years, earning her Elementary Level with distinction in 1999. At 16, she won the role of superhero Black Canary in the WB series Birds of Prey. She moved back to Los Angeles in 2008 and returned to acting with arcs on Flashpoint, The Listener and The LA Complex. Rachel played Tamsin in the supernatural crime drama series Lost Girl, Andrea in Fifty Shades of Grey, and Queen Elizabeth I in the CW series Reign. Rachel plays Alice on Batwoman on the CW.

Our review of Arkansas starring Liam Hemsworth, Clarke Duke and Vince Vaughn. Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog, whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies. Their world is then upended after one too many inept decisions, and Kyle, Swin, and Johnna find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire.

We also talk with actor, writer and producer Amanda Joy. Amanda is one of the creators and stars of the comedy series Second Jen. The series about two second-generation millennials and inseparable best friends who move in together to prove to their immigrant families, and themselves, that they can make it on their own. We chatted with Amanda about the series back during the summer of 2018. Amanda returns to tell us about the upcoming third season. She’ll also be on to talk about how she’s spending her quarantine. Amanda Joy is a second-generation Filipino-Chinese-Canadian. She is an actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker based in Toronto. Past roles include leads in the films Virtual Hitman (Official Selection Festival de Cannes 2016), Devil’s Mile, and Disconnection, as well as recurring roles on Degrassi, and Anxietyville. For her improvised performance in the short comedy The Talk, she took home gold at ACTRA’s 24-hour Film Competition. Joy is an alumna of the WGC’s Diverse Screenwriters’ Program. She is a member of The Beaverton’s online writing staff. Other writing credits include The Magpie Bridge, Hunter’s Chance, Quota, and Dig to China (Official Selection Toronto International Short Film Festival 2015). She has worked short-lived stints as a diamond runner and portable hot-chocolate dispenser (true story). Joy is a Ryerson Dean’s Prize Winner, Merit Scholar, and dual Ontario Arts Certificate holder for music, and filmmaking.

It was a great show!

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Production Credits:

Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark
“Exes and Ohs” by Kawehi
“How Villains Are Made” by Madelen Duke
“Batwoman Theme” by Blake Neely
“In The Arms of Cocaine” by The Flaming Lips
“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1” by The Flaming Lips
“Coverage” by Maya Hawke
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape