The B-Hive Podcast: Women In Voiceover
By Kay Bess
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From commercials to live announcing, from video games to narration, the women you’ll hear interviewed in The B-Hive are among the best voice actors in the country. They are the women who possess the voices behind the products you buy, the video game characters you love, and the radio stations you rely on. They are the unsung experts who persevere and creatively thrive in a world dominated by men: the mercurial and elusive field of Voice Over.
||CleanSeason 3 - Episode 31 - Amanda Wyatt||Amanda Wyatt is a premier independent video-game casting and voice director in Los Angeles with some of the biggest video game titles to her directing/casting credit. Call of Duty Online, the Halo series, Horizon Zero Dawn, Batman: Arkham Knight, the...||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 - Episode 30 - Nancy Linari||Nancy Linari draws on her theatrical skills to bring animated and video game characters to life. Her characters run the gamut from the sexy, macabre Morticia Addams in ABC’s The Addams Family to the warm and supportive Aunt May in both Marvel’s...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 - Episode 29 - Susan Palyo||Susan Palyo has been working for Voicetrax West since 1990 and has been the resident demo producer since 1996. Susan grew up in Springfield, Illinois. Her passion for music led her to believe that pursuing a degree in Commercial Music from Millikin...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 - Episode 28 - Heather Vergo Dame||Heather Dame is currently the VP, Director of Development of Atlas LA. She was tasked by Atlas Talent Agency to move out to Los Angeles 7 1/2 years ago to help develop and start up the new West Coast branch of the company. This included building the...||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Episode 27 - A Coupl'a Drones in the Hive!||Townsend Coleman and Thom Pinto||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Special 'Cast - A Predator Among Us||This episode of the B-Hive takes a turn toward a difficult subject: Sexual assault. On February 8, 2018, CNN.com published an article entitled "They're Not Celebrities. Their Voiceover Coach isn't either. But #MeToo Changed Their Lives." In that...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Special 'Cast - Happy New Year! Dreams and Goals for 2018||Here we are on the cusp of a brand new year - ripe with reflection and full of possibility. From stellar voice actors and guests on the podcast, here's a little inspiration for you as dream your own dreams and make your own plans for a bright and...||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Special 'Cast - Reframing Failure||This is the first of a two part series. Today's podcast is all about failure, and next week's will be all about looking ahead to 2018. Failure. Ya. Everybody goes through it. And believe it or not it is the cornerstone of success. That's taken me a...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Episode 22 - Liz Atherton||Lucky us. Liz Atherton joins me in the B-Hive today, and you are in for a treat. Liz is the owner and Queen Bee extraordinaire of The Atherton Group (TAG) Talent Agency, based in Austin, Texas. Liz has been agenting for a couple of decades now at...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Episode 21 - Roberta Solomon||Among the most versatile and prolific voiceover artists working today, Roberta Solomon is one of the few women in the industry to achieve a true top tier career. Heard regularly on network and cable television, Roberta has voiced promos for NBC’s...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Episode 20 - Mari Weiss||Ladies and Gents allow me to introduce the one and only Mari Weiss. Mari has a career in voiceover spanning more than 2 decades, doing all kinds of national spots and campaigns over the years, as well as promo, narration, video games such as Mafia 3...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Episode 19 - Carli Silver||Carli Silver joins me today all the way from the East Coast! Carli is the Head of Casting at Sound and Fury which is headquartered in Los Angeles but has a solid presence in New York with Carli on board. Prior to landing at Sound and Fury, Carli was...||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Episode 18 - Melissa Hutchison||I have a girl crush on Melissa Hutchison. She's talented, lovely, deeply thoughtful, and has a particular humility about her that I just find so... I don't know... perfect. She is the award winning voice of Clementine in the INSANELY HUGE video...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Episode 17 - Mary Lynn Wissner||Mary Lynn Wissner is one of the preeminent voice casting agents in Los Angeles. She’s been casting for over 25 years and cut her teeth in the biz with voiceover legends like Don Pitts and Bob Lloyd. Now if you’re a voice actor and don’t...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Episode 16 - Melanie Minichino||Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Spider Girl! That’s right! Melanie Minichino is Ana Corazon aka Spider Girl on the New Marvel SpiderMan on Disney XD. Melanie Minichino is also Queen Isabella on Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and has been the promo voice of...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Episode 15 - Tina Morasco||Tina Morasco||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Jennifer Hale||Jennifer Hale is a force of nature. Seriously. Check out her imdb page and you’ll understand why she’s called the most prolific voice actress of all time in the genre of video gaming. Her animation credits are pretty astounding, too. And if there...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Chris Anthony Lansdowne||Chris Anthony Lansdowne: a sweeter, kinder person you shall not meet. It's totally fitting, Providential even, that she was the first ever voice of Barbie, friend to millions upon millions of little kids everywhere, as well as the singular host of the..||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Cissy Jones||Aaaaah... Cissy Jones. Such beauty. Such talent. She's been in this town less than 6 years and has taken it by storm. You gamers will know Cissy from The Walking Dead series of video games, and most recently from her BAFTA Award winning performance as..||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Salli Saffioti||Salli Saffioti is an East Coast charmer with a fascinating history and a brain swimming with characters who come to life in video games and animated series. But she's also well versed in promo and commercial voiceover work. She wanted it all, and she...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Nicole Balick||I can pretty much guarantee you've heard the voice of Nicole Balick. She was the voice of The Style Network for over a decade, which, if you know anything about the vo biz, is a minor miracle and testament to her staying power. She has voiced national..||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Rebecca Davis||Really there's only one word to describe Rebecca Davis: Effervescent. And her voice, as refreshing as a cold pop on a hot August afternoon, follows suit. So it makes perfect sense that she is the inaugural recipient of the Don LaFontaine...||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - Virginia Hamilton||Virginia Hamilton. Lordy, this woman is a gas to hang out with. With pockets bursting with TV affiliate stations, high profile promo gigs, and a myriad of movie trailers under her belt, Virginia's well on her way to ruling the voiceover...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Rena-Marie Villano||One of 2016's prestigious Benztown 50, Rena-Marie Villano comes to a well-rounded career in voice over via her years of work in Radio. She images stations on Sirius Satellite Radio and radio stations all over the country, including here in Los...||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Yeni Alvarez||Cuban born, Spanish voice actor Yeni Alvarez is a force of nature, and a whirlwind of positivity and effortless charm. She is known for her roles as Carmela in the long running Disney cartoon series, Handy Manny (one of my daughter’s favorite’s,)...||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Celia Siegel||Celia Siegel is owner and creative extraordinaire at Celia Siegel Management which specializes in branding and marketing for a small roster of voice over talent. She is the first non voice-actor in the B-Hive, and she has oodles of wisdom to share....||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Paula Tiso||Paula Tiso is a long time, Los Angeles based, multifaceted vo talent whose gifts run deep and wide. You've heard her as Lulu in Final Fantasy X, the evil Jihl Nabaat in Final Fantasy XIII, and as the Laughing Octopus in Metal Gear Solid IV, among...||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Rebecca Riedy||Hanging out with Rebecca Riedy is like drinking your favorite cocktail on the deck of the Titanic and not caring a whit because you're laughing so hard. Wait. I'm not sure that came out right. What I mean to say is that she's so bloody fun to hang out..||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Larissa Gallagher||Meet Larissa Gallagher – a sweet and most hilarious sheila, all the way from Down Under. Larissa is a woman of many talents and many accents – including good old Standard American right at the top of the list, so don’t go lookin’ in the...||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Rachel Kimsey||What better way to inaugurate a podcast about women in voiceover than with Wonder Woman herself? Rachel's role as Wonder Woman on Justice League Action is her first EVER in an animated series and, even better, it marks the fulfillment of a...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Such a Tease...||Introductory mini podcast with Kay Bess||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Real talk about Voice over
I Love this podcast!!!! First of all, love The voice of Kay Bess...can you say #voicecrush! Aside from loving her voice, I really connect and value the content on the B-Hive podcast, it’s about the life, and roles in the VO world. So thanks Kay, I’m a new listener but anxiously await the next podcast. Much continued success in your VO journey and on the podcast.
I love this podcast, especially as a woman in voice over! It is so informative and helpful! I look forward to it every week!
Very charming and relatable
It's really nice to get to know more behind-the-scene infomation of voice acting.