Good Timing with Isabel Hagen

A weekly Arts, Performing Arts and Music podcast
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Episodes of Good Timing

I talk about my recent concert in the woods upstate, dealing with performance anxiety when bugs are biting you, the impermanence of moods, and some other stuff. Enjoy! New episodes every Tuesday! Be sure to subscribe. Follow me on Instagram and
I talk to hilarious stand-up comic Julia Scotti. We discuss the upcoming documentary “Julia Scotti: Funny That Way” about her life, Julia’s gender transition, doing comedy before her transition, the connection between comedy and honesty, the co
I talk about happiness, my recent trip to Utah, and take listener questions regarding the tag-writing process for jokes, how to gauge when a joke works, and important truths. I don’t know if any of it makes sense. Enjoy! Submit your questions t
I talk to singer-songwriter Anya Marina. We discuss coming to terms with what we want to do artistically, her journey from actor to singer-songwriter, balancing the dark with the light in songs and jokes, the songwriting process, creativity as
I talk to hilarious stand-up comic Shafi Hossain. We discuss figuring out how to start stand-up comedy, seeking joy to minimize career anxiety, stoicism, stand-up helping with anxiety, jokes v. thoughts, seeking originality, being an engineer,
I ask myself questions which I then answer. I also discuss letting go, how editing is like saying no, and more!  New episodes every Tuesday! Be sure to subscribe. Instagram and Twitter @isabelhagen_ Website 
I talk to my good friend, vocalist/musician Eliza Bagg (also known as Lisel). We discuss her shift from classical violinist to vocalist, finding the mediums most suited for our creativity, perfect pitch, singing medieval music, forcing yourself
I attempt my first solo episode. Buckle up. Do I ramble? You’ll have to listen and find out! I discuss recent in-person shows, do a deep dive into the physical manifestation of performance anxiety and how it differs between music and comedy, ho
I talk to hilarious stand-up comic Caitlin Peluffo. We discuss social anxiety, performance anxiety, mini panic attacks, the intersection of sports and stand-up comedy, dealing with injuries, falling out of love with our initial passions, Caitli
I talk to comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, Ophira Eisenberg. We discuss that time we did a show for moms over Zoom, NYC during the pandemic, outdoor show experiences, being the youngest in a big family, life-altering events,
I talk to songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Alex Davies. We discuss remote recording, shifting from rock musician to classical musician, missing live music during the pandemic, music and our memory, Alex's project Wide Eyed and his
I talk to one of my favorite comedians Andy Kindler. We discuss OCD, how I never took orchestra auditions, Andy’s past playing violin, viola and death, anxiety, being honest in therapy, self-doubt seeping into everything, medication, thinking w
I talk to cellist and filmmaker Nick Canellakis. We discuss the discipline behind being a professional classical musician, stepping outside of music into film and sketch, perfectionism, the disappointments of filmmaking, the cross relation of a
I talk to hilarious stand-up comedian Erica Rhodes. We discuss listening to old recordings of ourselves, coming from a musical family, playing cello, not practicing our instruments enough, different methods of acting, performing less frequently
I talk to star of Netflix’s HOLLYWOOD and The Politician, actor David Corenswet. We discuss podcasting, David’s cat (who makes an appearance), self-taping, studying acting, fear of public speaking, risk as a stand-up and risk as an actor, our t
I talk to one of my favorite comedians Maria Bamford. We discuss performance venues, hecklers, snacks, the art of Zoom shows, comedy club names, violin, the Suzuki method, the book “The Artist’s Way,” music camp, and more! New episodes every Tu
I discuss my quest to spend less time on my phone. I also talk to pianist and host of NPR’s “From The Top,” Peter Dugan. We discuss that time there was a pig backstage at a comedy show, crossing genres on piano, learning the blues scale as a ki
I discuss focusing on what we can control and the benefits of boredom. I also talk to stand-up comic Ashley Gavin about changes in our creativity during the pandemic, the stand-up writing process, Ashley’s Parent Trap satire musical, her previo
I talk to former keyboard player for Country Joe and the Fish (and my uncle) Mark Kapner. We discuss performing at the original Woodstock in 1969, living at a yoga center for 7 years, always wanting more out of life, learning to listen, strange
I talk to stand-up comic Katie Hannigan. We discuss hypochondria, doing a late night set, predicting the pandemic, trying not to compare ourselves to others, working on mental health during our time off, managing social media use, writing for T
I talk with pianist and fellow Juilliard buddy Daniel Anastasio. We discuss being backstage at the Tonight Show together, finding fulfillment in teaching, striving for relevance as an artist, what it means to be successful in the arts, the stru
I talk with comedian Sean Donnelly. We discuss self-hatred, annoying audience members, needing to be liked, being a warm-up comic, starting stand-up later in life, nerves v. excitement, when people say they want to start doing stand-up, being c
In this special edition of Good Timing, my roommate Talia Kagan (aka "DJ Tali K") and I do a deep dive into Ed Sheeran's song "Perfect." We review live performances on YouTube in search of the perfect "Perfect." Enjoy! New episodes every Tuesda
I talk with comedian Kenice Mobley. We discuss being secretly mean, planning our wedding and our funeral, growing up religious, christian pop music, bad acting, genres on pornhub, filmmaking v. stand-up, watching comedy as a comedian, winning t
I talk with actor, author, playwright and monologist Eric Bogosian. We discuss unintentional humor, deciding to take the role of Arno in Uncut Gems, monologuing v. stand-up comedy, stage acting v. acting on camera, how the performance process d
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