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"Live with Squacky"

A unique, lively, interview style podcast that dives into the world of voice acting and entertainment. Val Kelly is a professional voice actress and chats with fellow voice actors, as well as other pros from the industry (i.e. on-screen actors, musicians, casting directors, producers, film-makers, audio engineers etc.). Settle in and get ready for some upbeat conversations that will allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge from these industry pros and will hopefully help you to get inspired!

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Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 18 - MAVO2023 Recap and Season 4 Wrap
I cannot believe we are through 4 seasons of "Live with Squacky" already!! If you take into account the 3 seasons I did on YouTube before the audio only version - it's actually 7 seasons!!! This episode is a short recap of what MAVO2023 was like in November and some last minute thoughts for closing out 2023!! We will resume with Season 5 starting in mid-January 2024!! Thanks to all who listen and for your support! For more info about Val Kelly, visit her website HERE!! "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." Do you LOVE good coffee? Check out Lorenzotti Coffee (our MAVO2023 and MAVO2024 Coffee Sponsors). Get 5% when you use my code to place an order!! Thanks for the support guys!! Here's the link to order: https://www.lorenzotti.coffee/valkelly and the Code for the discount is: VoiceOverVALFor more information about our upcoming MAVO2024 "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference coming up on November 8-10, 2024 at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, visit our website at: https://www.midatlanticvo.com/mavo-eventsBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
11:20 12/19/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 17 - Devon Smith/Devachi
Hosting a podcast is always interesting because no two episodes will ever be thesame. When I ask people to be on my show to talk about their careers – whetherthey’re actors, singers, directors or something else, I am almost always surprisedwith at least one of their responses to my questions!! Now, in most cases, I spenda lot of time researching my guests so that I have some background knowledgeinto what they’ve accomplished. But that task is easier for some than for others!Today is one of those instances where my special guest is a bit off the grid!!Devon Smith – otherwise known as Devachi is a very talented singer/songwriterand also happens to be my BFB!! BFB? You might be thinking – what the heck isthat?! It stands for “Best friends brother”! It’s a throwback to a song from“Victorious” from years ago!! LOL! Anyway, the little info I actually know aboutDevachi is from listening to his music and from chatting to his brother Jordan Grey about him over the years! It’s funny though because Jordan and I have been great friends for like 11 years now and I’ve only ever met Devon in person once!So, I thought it was about time for me to have a chat and get to know thistalented guy a little bit better! I hope you enjoy this fun episode!! To listen to Devachi's music, click HERE!! For more info about Val Kelly, visit her website HERE! For more info about the #MAVO2024 "Get Inspired" Conference coming up on November 8-10, 2024, click HERE! "Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO Tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." Do you LOVE espresso and coffee in general! I'm in the affiliate program with our MAVO Coffee Sponsor Lorenzotti Coffee!! Click HERE to check out their site and use Code: VoiceOverVAL for a 5% discount off your purchase!!! Thanks in advance for supporting this great company! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
19:43 12/9/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 16 - Sean Pratt
On this week's episode of "Live with Squacky", I chat with the incomparable Audiobook Narrator/Actor, Sean Pratt!! :) Sean Pratt has been a working actor for over 30 years. He has been anaudiobook narrator for 25 years (aka – Lloyd James), recording over 1,100 booksin almost every genre and has received 9 AudioFile Magazine “Earphones”awards, 5 SOVAS nominations, and 5 “Audie” nominations from the AudioPublishers Association. Sean is also the author of “To Be or Wanna Be – The TopTen Differences between a Successful Actor and a Starving Artist,” an actor’show-to book that talks about approaches and behaviors that separate a thrivingactor from a starving artist. Currently, Sean coaches performers on audiobooknarration technique, as well as teaching classes on and writes articles about thebusiness of the Biz. Be sure to check out his website at:www.seanprattpresents.comSean has been a guest speaker at a few MAVO events in the past!! I try to havehim back every few years because he’s SO great!! I hope you enjoy this interview! For more info about the MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" VO Conference coming up on November 10-12, 2023 at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, check out our website at https://www.midatlanticvo.com and to register for the conference now, visit our Eventbrite page HERE!!"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." For more info about Val Kelly/"Squackyvoice", visit her website at https://www.valkellyvoiceover.com.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
25:05 11/1/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 15 - Colleen Evanson
I can’t believe we are getting so close to MAVO2023 now in November!! Are you guys ready!? I’m SO excited about this years event. My special guest today is Colleen Evanson. Colleen is an Emmy nominatedwriter who has  worked on Disney's reboot of DuckTales, Cartoon Network's  DCSuper Hero Girls, Netflix Kid Cosmic, and Amazon Primes the Legend of VoxMachina. Most recently she was the head writer for the Disney Plusseries Monsters At Work. Before starting her career in animation she worked asan executive producer assistant and writer's assistant on several action showsyou've probably never heard of. Colleen is going to be a guest speaker atMAVO2023 this year. She’ll be offering a general session, two breakout sessionsand will be on the animation panel as well! I really think that looking at scriptsfrom a writers perspective can be a game changer. Colleen is extremely talentedand in the few conversations I’ve had with her, I’ve already learned so much!You won’t want to miss any of her sessions! I hope you enjoy this fun episode! For more info on Colleen Evanson, click HERE! To connect with Colleen on Instagram or X, her handle is @LadieFantastic. "Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. "Live with Squcky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions."For more info about Val Kelly/"Squackyvoice", visit her website at https://www.valkellyvoiceover.com. To connect with her on X and Instagram, her handles are @Midatlanticvo, @livewithsquacky and @squackyvoice. There is still time to get your tickets for #MAVO2023 coming up on November 10-12. We have 1,2, and 3 day tickets available still - although lunch is no longer included with these tickets (we had to turn in our final numbers for lunches already!). We have several breakout and mastery session spots open too. These are add-ons. Use the following Promo codes by October 31st to get the best deals (these deals all expire at 11pm on October 31st):Oct75 for $75 off full 3 day general admission. Breakout5 for $5 off breakout sessionsMastery 25 for $25 off Mastery SessionsVeteran100 for $100 off full 3 day General admission for VeteransHere's the Eventbrite link to register now:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mavo2023-get-inspired-voiceover-conference-november-10-12-2023-tickets-443385627347?aff=oddtdtcreatorSupport the Show.
44:45 10/26/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 14 - Andrea Beane, AB2 Talent
In this episode of "Live with Squacky", I chat with Talent Agent, Andrea Beane of the  AB2 Talent agency. Andrea is 1/2 of the dynamic duo at this agency along with Angelina Bruno. Andrea and I chat about what agents look for in new VO talents for their roster, what the current trends are today and so much more!!! This was a super fun and informative chat!! Andrea and Angelina from AB2 will be appearing at MAVO2023 on November 10-12 in Herndon, VA. They are presenting a SOLD OUT Breakout session on "Building Authenticity from the Inside Out"! They will also appear on the Casting Panel with our Keynote Speaker/Casting Director Sirena Irwin! You definitely won't want to miss that!! For more info about AB2 Talent, visit their website at ab2talent.com. Special thanks to "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions for mixing and mastering this and all episodes of "Live with Squacky"! "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." For more info about Val Kelly/Squackyvoice, visit her website HERE! For more info about the MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" VO Conference taking place on November 10-12 , 2023, and to view the whole weekend schedule, click HERE!! To register for MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" Conference Starring Keynote Speaker Sirena Irwin, click HERE!!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
26:16 10/10/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 13 - Dan Friedman - Part 2
Check out part 2 of my fun interview with VO Talent, audio engineer and VO coach Dan Friedman!!! :) He's fantastic! For more info about Dan, check out his website at Dan Friedman | Voice Over Coach & Demo Producer (sound4vo.com)"Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO Tech "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. For more info about the MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" Conference visit our website at https://www.midatlanticvo.com Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
26:04 9/19/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 12 - Dan Friedman - Part 1
Check out my fun chat with superstar voice actor, audio engineer and VO coach Dan Friedman! Dan Friedman is highly regarded for his comprehensive approach tovoiceover training. He provides personalized coaching to each student,focusing on their individual strengths and weaknesses. He covers everythingfrom script interpretation to audio engineering, ensuring that his students havea well-rounded education.In addition, Dan’s extensive experience as a coach, producer and audioengineer gives him a unique perspective on the industry. He has worked withsome of the biggest names in voiceover, providing him with insights andknowledge that he shares with his students.Dan Friedman is known for his honest yet supportive and encouragingteaching style. He is a renowned voice coach and is a certified master coachin the “Roger Love Perfect Voice” method as well as vocal health, recoveryand stamina.Dan has over two decades in the voiceover industry and more than 25 yearsas a professional audio engineer, he has produced, directed or provided hisvoice to thousands of audio productions. He is the founder of Sound4VO,providing training and resources for aspiring and professional voice actors.I’ve known Dan for quite a few years now!! He has worked as the audioengineer on several MAVO events and he’s fantastic!! For more info about Dan, check out his website at https://sound4vo.com/ and follow him on social media @dan4voFor more information about the MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" Conference, check out our website at https://www.midatlanticvo.com/ and register today for this event today because it's coming up on November 10-12! Register at Eventbrite HERE! "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. "Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
22:03 9/17/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 11 - J. Michael Collins
In this episode I had a great chat with the SUPER talented voice actor, coach, director, demo producer, J. Michael Collins. We talked about why he decided to be a Gold Level Sponsor for MAVO2023 this year and how he feels about the event. J. Michael is one of the most talented and kind professionals out there. It's an honor to have him support MAVO! With over twenty-five years as a professional voice actor, J. Michael Collins has worked with some of the biggest companies, brands, sports leagues, and organizations on the planet. In addition to his work in the classic, agency-based world of VO, J. Michael has established himself as a leading authority in the online casting marketplace and has become recognized as an industry leading voice talent coach and demo producer as well. J. Michael has won more than 50 industry awards as a voice actor, demo producer, scriptwriter, and casting director. Along with his wife and business partner Anna, J. Michael is the producer of VO Atlanta, the industry’s largest and longest-running conference, co-producer of the One Voice Conference USA, and hosts voice actors each year at luxurious venues in Europe for the signature JMC Euro VO Retreats.For more info about J. Michael or to contact him, visit his website at: J. Michael Collins – Professional Voice Actor, Voiceovers, Demos & Coach (jmcvoiceover.com)"Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. "Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO Tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. Support the Show.
15:04 8/29/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 10 - Part 2 - Vanessa Richardson
Summer is flying by guys and MAVO2023 will be here before you know it!! Check out Part 2 of my fun interview with the super talented Vanessa Richardson!! She's a guest speaker at MAVO2023 in November and you won't want to miss any of her great sessions!! Enjoy!!For more info about Vanessa, visit her website at: https://vanessarichardsonvo.com/"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions.""Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." For more info about Val Kelly, visit her website at https://www.valkellyvoiceover.comYou can also follow her on Instagram or Twitter @squackyvoice, @livewithsquacky and @MidatlanticvoFor more info about the Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, "Get Inspired" Conference, and to register today,ev visit our Eventbrite page HERE!! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
12:27 8/1/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 9 - Vanessa Richardson - Part 1
My guest today is Vanessa Richardson. Vanessa is an Award Winning VoiceActor, Improvisational Actor & Producer with over 20 years experience.She is bilingual in Spanish and English (Born in Colombia, South America,Raised in the US). Vanessa is a full-time podcast host for several differentshows on Parcast/Spotify and has been doing that for several years now. Imet Vanessa in 2012 in NYC at a weekend animation intensive workshophosted by Bob Bergen! She was still living on the East coast at that point.Vanessa is so talented! She will be appearing at MAVO2023 in November as a guest speaker and you won't want to miss any of her sessions!! I hope you enjoy this fun episode and be sure to tune in next week for Part 2! For more info about Vanessa Richardson, visit her website at: https://vanessarichardsonvo.com/ or follow her on Instagram @vr_voice , on Twitter @vrvoice or on TikTok @voxymamanessaFor more info on Val Kelly, visit her website at https://www.valkellyvoiceover.com or her company website at https://www.midatlanticvo.comYou can also follow Val on Instagram @squackyvoice @Midatlanticvo and @livewithsquacky "Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions.""Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." For more info about the upcoming MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" Conference taking place on November 10-12, 2023, please visit our website at http://www.midatlanticvo.comTo register for MAVO2023 today and get $125 off your General admission ticket, enter Promo code JULY125 at the TOP of check out on Eventbrite! Here's the direct link to that: MAVO2023 - "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference November 10-12, 2023 Tickets, Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM | EventbriteBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
20:53 7/18/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 8 - Sirena Irwin - Part 2
Are you ready for Part 2 of this fun interview with our upcoming MAVO2023 Keynote Sirena Irwin?!! She's SO fantastic!!! I had a blast chatting with her! Sirena is an actress and voice-over casting director. You definitely won't want to miss her at our upcoming event on November 10-12 in Herndon, Va. For more info about Sirena, visit her website at: http://www.sirenairwin.com/http://www.sirenairwin.com/For more info about Val Kelly/Squackyvoice, visit her website at https://www.valkellyvoiceover.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @livewithsquacky, @squackyvoice and @Midatlanticvo"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO Tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." For more information about the MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" VO Conference taking place on November 10-12, 2023 at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, visit our website at https://www.midatlanticvo.com or to register today visit our Eventbrite site HERE!!Get $125 off your pay in full, general admission ticket from now until July 31st when you enter Promo code JULY125 at the TOP of checkout on Eventbrite!! This deal ends at 11pm ET on July 31st!! Don't miss out!! I'd love to see you all there! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
26:08 7/13/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 7 - Sirena Irwin - Part 1 - MAVO2023 Keynote Speaker
With just about 4  months to go until MAVO2023 on November 10-12, I thought it was about time I shared some exciting info with you guys about this event! OurKeynote Speaker this year is none other than the incomparable Sirena Irwin!Sirena founded her company “Oh, Zeus” after many years of writing, producing,casting, directing and acting in content on various platforms.  Her career in animation casting and directing began in 2017 after an 18 yearcareer as an actor in animation and a 2 year mind-melding mentorship fromlegendary animation director, Andrea Romano. She was originally givenopportunities at Dreamworks and Titmouse/Amazon and has since added CartoonNetwork, Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon to the mix. Sirena is consistentlycasting, voice-directing and acting for multiple animated series.She was nominated for an Emmy® for Voice Directing in 2021.​You can see content she has directed and/or cast on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu,HBOMax, NBC’s Peacock, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network and WarnerBrothers!I’ve said this before, but what I want to highlight here is that when I choose aKeynote speaker for each MAVO event, there is a lot of research and thought thatgoes into it! To me, the Keynote is where the inspiration for the rest of the eventcomes from! I wanted to have someone in this spot who has experience with boththe acting and the casting side of the industry. I was looking for someone who canoffer valuable insights to our https://www.valkellyvoiceover.com attendees and teach them skills that they can applyto their careers right away to help them book even more work. When I saw thatSirena meets all of those requirements AND has trained with Andrea Romano asher mentor – it was a no brainer! I had to get her to agree!! I had the opportunityto meet and take a class with Andrea Romano before she retired when she wasthe Keynote at VO Atlanta. She’s an amazing, powerhouse director and having thechance to work with her was incredibly inspiring. Knowing that Sirena has beenmentored by her, made me want to meet her even more. So, now, here we are afew months away from MAVO2023, and I’m excited to have the chance to chatwith Sirena beforehand, so you guys can get to know her a little bit before theevent in November! This is PART 1 of this episode and Part 2 will be released next week!!  For more info about Sirena, visit her website at http://www.sirenairwin.com/or you can follow her on Instagram @sirenairwinFor more info about the MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" VO Conference coming up on November 10-12 at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, please visit our website at https://www.midatlanticvo.com and to register today visit our Eventbrite page at: MAVO2023 - "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference November 10-12, 2023 Tickets, Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM | EventbriteFor the month of July, you can get a $125 discount on General admission tickets if you enter the Promo code: JULY125 at the TOP of the page after you hit the tickets button on Eventbrite! This is for the pay in full option only! The option to pay on a monthly payment plan ends on July 15th. For more info about Val Kelly/Squackyvoice, visit her website at http://www.valkellyvoiceover.com or follow her on Instagram @Midatlanticvo @LivewithSquacky or @squackyvoice."Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland ProductSupport the Show.
28:55 7/6/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 6 - Broadway Star - Morgan Higgins
If you’ve been listening to the show for a while now, then you already know that ILOVE LOVE LOVE going to see musicals on Broadway in NY and sometimes morelocally at Broadway in Richmond! Recently I did an episode about my experienceat the newest show on Broadway that I saw during the preview stages, called“Bad Cinderella”! I was in the very first row for this show with the orchestraliterally right below my view and the actors on stage so close, I could see everyexpression and every dab of sweat!! Hi! Thanks for tuning in to another episodeof “Live with Squacky”! I’m your host, Val Kelly, otherwise known asSquackyvoice. I’m SO excited about my special guest today, Morgan Higgins.Morgan is making her Broadway debut in a principal role in Andrew LloydWebber’s fantastic new musical, “Bad Cinderella.”She’s a recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Her work can beseen in “Lost in the West” (Nickelodeon), “Mr. Student Body President”(Amazon), “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix, “City on a Hill” onShowtime. She has also performed with John Mellencamp and was acontestant on the first season of ABC’s “Rising Star.”In this interview, we chat about how Morgan got started in the industry, her experience in acting school at NYU, what she did when she booked her first principal role on Broadway in "Bad Cinderella" and so much more!! This was such a fun chat! I really hope you enjoy it! For more info on Morgan, visit her IMDb page HERE! To book tickets to go see Morgan and the rest of the amazing cast in "Bad Cinderella" on Broadway, click HERE!Follow Morgan on Instagram @morgannhigginss or on TikTok @itsmorgannhigginss and follow Bad Cinderella on Instagram and TikTok @badcinderellabway !!For more info on Val Kelly visit her website HERE. To find out more about the Mid-Atlantic Voiceover "Get Inspired" Conference taking place on November 10-12, visit the website here: https://www.midatlanticvo.com/"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
35:27 4/25/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 5 - Broadway Baby and Seasons of Life
In this episode of "Live with Squacky" I chat about a recent show I had the opportunity to see on Broadway called, "Bad Cinderella"! It was SO fantastic and inspiring, I just had to tell you guys about it! I also chat about the seasons of life and how it's never too late to pursue your dreams! I hope you enjoy and find some inspiration in this episode! "Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." For more information about the upcoming MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" VO Conference taking place on November 10-12, 2023 at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, please visit our website at www.midatlanticvo.com or register via Eventbrite HERE! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
11:44 3/21/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 4 - Don't Get Scammed
You have to be SO careful these days to not get taken advantage of by all the con-artists and scammers out there. Whether it's in VO or any industry really, it's so essential to be extra careful with what you post online and what info you share with people. In this episode, I talk about a few things to look out for and how to stay safe! I hope you enjoy this short episode! For more info about Val Kelly/"Squackyvoice" visit her website at www.valkellyvoiceover.com "Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by "Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC" and "Antland Productions." For more information and to register for the MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" VO Conference taking place on November 10-12, 2023 at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, please visit our Eventbrite site HERE! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
07:13 3/7/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 3 - "Conference Season"
"Conference Season" - if you can call it that - (since it's pretty much year-round now) - is upon us!!! The already established ones are taking place and there are new ones popping up - seemingly every day! So, which ones should you go to? How do you make those decisions? Why should you attend MAVO2023?!! I mean obviously I'm going to talk about that one the most since it's my event!! I give some great tips and tricks, but in the end, you have to make those final decisions! In any case, I hope you enjoy this episode! Thanks for listening!! "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions". "Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions". For more info and to register for the MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" VO Conference, visit the website at https://www.midatlanticvo.comFor more info about Val Kelly/"Squacky", visit her website at https://www.valkellyvoiceover.com Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
12:36 2/21/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 2 - Iliana Spirakis
Iliana Spirakis is a Greek-Canadian actor born and raised in the beautiful city ofThessaloniki, Greece. Based in Toronto, Iliana is a passionate storyteller whoseacting journey started from a very young age. Inspired by the ancient Greek playsshe watched as a child and the importance theatre played in her culture, sheknew from a very young that this was her life's dream and purpose.I had the opportunity to meet Iliana at MAVO2022 this past November. She wonthe Animation Category in a worldwide Voice Over competition created by "GetMic'd: The Ultimate VO Survivor Take 2"; that received over 1800 auditions andwas judged by VO giants like Elley Ray, Tara Stong, J. Micheal Collins, Deb Munro,Ellen Dubin and more. One of her prizes for winning was a ticket to MAVO2022!!It was very cool to meet Iliana in person. She is one of the kindest, most talentedactors I’ve met. I hope you enjoy this interview!The MAVO2023 "Get Inspired" VO Conference is taking place on November 10-12, 2023 at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA. Our Keynote Speaker this year will be Casting director and Actress, Sirena Irwin. For more information and to register today, please visit our website at https://www.midatlanticvo.com  "Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO Tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
16:01 2/7/23
Live with Squacky - Season 4 - Episode 1 - "New Year, New Demo... Finally!!"
Happy New Year!! Welcome to Season 4 of "Live with Squacky"! In this episode, I am premiering my animation demo that I finally had produced after years and years of coaching and training for it!! Produced by "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions" and Directed by Elley Ray Hennessy, I'm really happy with the way this demo turned out!! I hope you enjoy this fun start to the new year! For season 4, we will maintain the same schedule of releasing new episodes every 2 weeks! Thanks again for tuning in!!**Interested in being a Sponsor for my "Live with Squacky" podcast? Email me at val@midatlanticvo.com and we can discuss the opportunities available.****"Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions."**"Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." For information about the upcoming "MAVO2023" "Get Inspired" VO Conference taking place on November 10-12, 2023, please visit our website at www.midatlanticvo.com Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
05:40 1/3/23
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 16 - MAVO2022 Recap and Season Wrap up
In this episode, I give a full recap of the MAVO2022 Conference weekend! It was a fantastic event. Thanks again to all who attended!! Here are the links to our Sponsors from this year's event in case you'd like to check them out:Bodalgo - Platinum SponsorThe Voiceover Network - Gold SponsorWorld Voices Organization - Silver SponsorBelair Creative - Siliver SponsorEverett Oliver - Bronze SponsorAntland Productions - Technology SponsorSennheiser/Neumann - Technology Sponsor Hindenburg - In-Kind Sponsor JMC Demos - In Kind Sponsor Voice Over Xtra - In Kind Sponsor Bear Cave Silent Booths - ExhibitorVoice Acting Institute - Supporting Sponsor That's a wrap for Season 3 guys! Thanks so much for listening! If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast for Season 4, please contact me at val@midatlanticvo.com Pre-sale/Early Early Bird tickets are on SALE now for MAVO2023 that will take place on November 10-12, 2023. This deal is to put a $100 non-refundable down payment to secure the lowest priced ticket we will EVER offer for the conference. Then in January you will decide to either be billed in full or billed in monthly installments for the remaining balance. Click HERE to register for MAVO2023 NOW!! Happy Holidays!!"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
13:47 12/8/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 15 - Val Kelly - MAVO2022 #SOON
As I type this, we are just 17 days from the 7th annual MAVO "Get Inspired" VO conference! This episode of "Live with Squacky" is a breakdown of the MAVO2022  weekend schedule! I give advice on how to plan your weekend, talk about the guest speakers and what to expect as well. You won't want to miss this one! I hope you enjoy it! For more info about Val Kelly, visit her website at Val Kelly VoiceOver. For more info about the MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference and to register today, visit https://www.midatlanticvo.com/ and to register today visit:MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference Tickets, Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
17:19 10/25/22
LWS - Season 3 - Episode 14 - Dan Lenard - Part 2
Join me for Part 2 of my fun interview with voice actor and home studio pro Dan Lenard!! We chat about VO trends, coffee, travel, MAVO2022, WoVO and more!! I hope you enjoy!For more info about Dan Lenard, visit his websites at:Dan Lenard - The Knowledgeable Voice - Male Voice Over TalentHome Voice Over Studio | The Home Studio Master(13) Dan (President- CEO) Lenard | LinkedInFor more information about the World Voices Organization, please visit their website HERE!For more information about Val Kelly, visit my website at: https://www.valkellyvoiceover.com/ and for more information about the MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" conference coming up on November 11-13, visit our website at: https://www.midatlanticvo.com/"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions."Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. Support the Show.
23:09 10/4/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 13 - Dan Lenard - Part 1
Join me in Part 1 of this fun chat I had with Voice Actor, Home studio expert and "World Voices Organization" President, Dan Lenard! Dan and I chat about how he got started in the VO industry, common mistakes actors make with home studio setup, tips and tricks for getting the best sound quality and more! Dan is such a knowledgeable guy and I really enjoyed chatting with him. Be sure to tune in next week for Part 2 of this great interview! For more information about Dan Lenard, visit his website at https://www.danlenard.com/ or https://www.homevoiceoverstudio.com/For more information about "World Voices Organization", please visit https://world-voices.org/For more information about me (Val Kelly), visit my website at https://www.valkellyvoiceover.com/For more information about the MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference taking place on November 11-13, 2022, in Herndon, VA, please visit our website at https://www.midatlanticvo.com/ or to buy tickets, visit our Eventbrite site HERE!!!"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions.""Live with Squacky" is Sponsored in part by "Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC" and "Antland Productions."Special thanks to our MAVO2022 Sponsors! Go check them out at the links below:bodalgo - Platinum SponsorThe VoiceOver Network - Gold SponsorWorld Voices Organization - Silver Sponsor Belair Creative - Silver SponsorInternational Voice Acting Director, Everett Oliver - Bronze SponsorSennheiser/Neumann - Technology Sponsor "Uncle" Roy Yokelson - MAVO2022 Tech support and Bagel provider!!Hindenburg - in-kind sponsorVoice Over Xtra/John Florian - in-kind sponsorThe Voiceover Collective - in-kind sponsorThe Voice Acting Institute - supporting sponsorJMC Demos - in-kind sponsorBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
23:59 9/27/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 12 - Sidney Allen
A few years ago… before COVID, my friend and VO coach Everett Oliver was inMaryland visiting family. Since there’s a pretty big network of VO people in theVirginia, Maryland, DC area, we organized a brunch meetup! It was a greatevent and we took over a good portion of the restaurant! While I was chattingwith everyone in rotation around the table, I had the opportunity to meetSidney Allen! We had the best chat about sketch comedy, voiceover work andlife in general. We talked about how we should collab on a future project andoverall, it was a great conversation. Life in general and COVID got in the way ofus ever working together on a project, but we’ve kept in touch over the yearsanyway. Recently, Sidney booked a role in the Adam Sandler film “Hustle”. I wasso excited to see that he’s doing great things in his acting career, and I just knewit was the right time to ask him to be a guest on my show! And here we are! I hope you enjoy this episode!! For more info about Sidney Allen, connect with him on Instagram @actorsidneyallen or visit his IMDB page HERE!  For more info about me (Val Kelly!!), visit my website at Val Kelly VoiceOver"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. For more info about the MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference coming up on November 11-13, 2022, at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, visit our Eventbrite page HERE!! Get $75 off General admission when you enter the code LWS75 at the top of checkout! This is a special deal for LWS listeners!! Thanks so much for tuning in!! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
23:40 9/1/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 11 - Kim Hurdon - Part 2
Casting, MAVO2022, VO School, Travel, Coffee, and more!! Part 2 of this interview with Casting Director, Kim Hurdon is a fast-paced chat! We dive into so many different topics and Kim is just so easy to talk to and down to earth! I really hope you enjoy this one!Check out an awesome opportunity to get some great voiceover training at:https://onthemictraining.com/For more info about Kim Hurdon, visit her website at:OUR TEAM | Kim Hurdon Casting | Toronto, Ontario (khcasting.com)"Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO Tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and "Antland Productions." For more info about the MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" VO conference, visit our Eventbrite page at MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference Tickets, Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite. Enter Promo Code: JULY100 to get $100 off your General admission ticket!! This is going to be a great event! I'd love to see you there! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
24:08 7/19/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 10 - Kim Hurdon - Part 1
As a voice actor, I always wonder what the thought process is for casting directors when they are listening to hundreds and hundreds of auditions per day! How do they know exactly what their clients are searching for? How do I make sure that I'm performing in a way that will catch their attention?! In Part 1 of my interview with Casting Director, Kim Hurdon, we start a great conversation about all things voice acting! Kim Hurdon is both a casting and voice director with 30 years of experience under her belt. She’s been dubbed “The Queen of Voice” by ACTRA and she has appeared as a voice specialist on radio, tv and in print.  She’s cast voices for every voice medium known to humankind.  Kim's love of directing has led her to the animation and gaming worlds where she has quickly become one of the most sought-after directors in Canada.  Her superpower is … of course … the power of supersonic hearing!  Which comes in pretty darn handy.Kim is such an incredibly talented woman! To find out more about her, visit her website at OUR TEAM | Kim Hurdon Casting | Toronto, Ontario (khcasting.com) or connect with her on Twitter @khurdon or Instagram @khvoice. "Live with Squacky" was mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions.""Live with Squacky" is Sponsored in part by "Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC" and "Antland Productions."The MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" Conference is taking place on November 11-13, 2022 at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA. Enter Promo Code LWS75 at checkout on Eventbrite for $75 off your General admission ticket!! I'd love to see you there! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
23:53 7/12/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 9 - Jodi Krangle
Singer, Voice Actor, Podcast Host, SOVAS Award Winner, and self-taughtcomputer nerd, Jodi Krangle is one talented lady!! Jodi’s first voiceover workstarted in 1995 when she spent a year in a volunteer position with the CanadianNational Institute for the Blind creating books on tape…. Yes tape – reel to reel!!Several years later, she ventured out on her own and well, here we are!! In this episode we chat about everything voice acting, podcasting and so much more! I hope you enjoy!For more information about Jodi Krangle or to connect with her, visit her website at:https://voiceoversandvocals.com/ or connect with her on Twitter, FB, LinkedIn or Insta @JodiKrangle"Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. For more information about the MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference, visit our website at www.midatlanticvo.com or click HERE to visit our Eventbrite page and to register today! **LWS PODCAST LISTENER EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT**Let's see how many of you read the show notes to take advantage of this DEAL! Get $75 off your General admission ticket to MAVO2022 by entering the Promo Code LWS75 at the beginning of checkout on Eventbrite when you go to purchase your ticket!!! Get to it soon! Tickets are flying! I'd love to see you there! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
21:45 6/28/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 8 - Jordan Grey
It’s relatively common for me to interview people I know in the VO industry. But I like to switch it up sometimes! This episode is a special one because I’ll be interviewing a very talented musician and actor, who also happens to be a good friend of mine. When I first had the idea to start my own podcast, it was a video version for YouTube. I think this was back in about 2014. To be honest, my filming skills were not great, and I was nervous! I managed 2 or 3 seasons of interviews for my YouTube channel, and they did improve over time. But since I’m a voice actor, it eventually made more sense to just switch to an audio only podcast version! So, here we are! My special guest in this episode happens to be the first person I ever interviewed for the show! Jordan Grey (formerly known as Jordan Smith) is a singer/songwriter/actor and all-around talented guy. We met in an acting class I took at a studio in Fredericksburg, VA back in 2012. Jordan has great improv and acting skills, and he does a great job of connecting with the characters he creates or is given. After our year in acting class together, we only talked off and on until 2014 when he had released his first EP called “Apollo” and I asked to interview him. The interview was hilarious, we became fast friends, and the rest is history! I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!To connect with Jordan Grey on Social media, you can find him on Instagram or Twitter @mrjogrey."Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO Tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions." "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. For more info about the MAVO2022 - "Get Inspired" Conference, visit our website at www.midatlanticvo.com. Or to register for MAVO2022, visit our Eventbrite page HERE!!**LWS PODCAST LISTENER EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT**Let's see how many of you read the show notes to take advantage of this DEAL!! Get $75 off your General admission ticket to MAVO2022 by entering the Promo code LWS75 at the beginning of checkout on Eventbrite when you go to purchase your ticket!!! Get to it soon! Tickets are flying!! I'd love to see you there! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
15:35 6/15/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 7 - Joana Garcia
 Thanks for tuning in to another episode of “Live with Squacky”! I’m so excited for my special guest today – Joana Garcia! Joana is a retired Naval Officer with 20 years of active-duty service. True to form of a typical sailor, she loved to spin tall tales and glorious sea-stories when they pulled into port. During her travels around the world, Joana has met many fascinating people and has seen some pretty incredible places. She has a soothing, rich and graceful voice and has trained with some of the best narrators such as Sean Pratt, Johnny Heller, J. Michael Collins, and Danielle Quisenberry and she owns her own professional recording studio in the DC area.For more info on Joana, visit her website at https://www.voicesbyjoanagarcia.com/ or follow her on Twitter or Insta @VObyJoanaGarcia. For more info about Val Kelly/Squackyvoice, visit her website at https://www.valkellyvoiceover.com/ or follow her on Twitter or Insta @livewithsquacky, @squackyvoice or @Midatlanticvo"Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. "Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. For more information about the MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" VO Conference, visit the website HERE!! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
18:24 5/31/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 6 - MAVO2022 - The Scoop!
In this fun, short episode of "Live with Squacky" - I chat about our upcoming MAVO2022 Conference! I highlight our Sponsors: Platinum - bodalgo, Silver: WoVO and Belair Creative, Bronze: Everett Oliver. Our in-kind Sponsors include Hindenburg, Voiceover Xtra, The Voiceover Collective, JMC Demos. Sennheiser and Neumann are our Technology sponsors!!! The Voice Acting Institute is also a supporting sponsor this year! Our Keynote Speaker this year is Marc Graue, and our guest speakers include, Elley Ray, Everett Oliver, Scott Parkin, Jason Linere White, Roy Yokelson, Laura Schreiber, Kim Hurdon, Yolanda Spearman, Johnny Heller, Tom Dheere, Jimmy Doom, Cliff Zellman. We will have a few more to announce soon too! Anyway, give a listen! There are lots of fun event details in this episode! More news coming soon! In the meantime, head to www.midatlanticvo.com for more details and head to MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" Voiceover Conference Tickets, Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite to register today! You can still purchase a general admission ticket on a payment plan until the end of May - so don't delay - register today! This event is going to be epic!! Don't forget to purchase your official MAVO2022 merch HERE!!"Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO Tech, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions."Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
14:56 5/3/22
Live with Squacky - Season 3 - Episode 5 - Rosie O’Toole
On this episode of "Live with Squacky", I chat with the very talented Rosie O'Toole! Rosie and I chat about her work as a voice actor, her move to NC, her hobbies, who she's coached with and more! For more information or to connect with Rosie, visit her website at http://www.roseotoole.com/ or connect with her on FB or LinkedIn under Rosie O'Toole. "Live with Squacky" is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC and Antland Productions. "Live with Squacky" is mixed and mastered by everybody's favorite VO tech, Uncle Roy Yokelson of "Antland Productions". For more information about the MAVO2022 "Get Inspired" Conference, visit our website at www.midatlanticvo.com or register directly through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mavo2022-get-inspired-voiceover-conference-tickets-210612837667Support the Show.
25:31 4/11/22