Industry Press / 04.04.18
TodayTix Brings Back a ‘90s Culture Phenomenon with ‘My So-Called Podcast’
New York, NY (April 4, 2018) – TodayTix, the international ticketing platform on a mission to redefine the way people experience culture, has launched “My So-Called Podcast” in partnership with Patrick Hinds, creator and host of the Webby Award-nominated podcast “Broadway Backstory,” presented by TodayTix, and the popular “Theater People” podcast, and Gillian Pensavalle, creator and host of the widely heard “The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast” and the critically acclaimed web series “The Residuals.”
“My So-Called Podcast,” a podcast by TodayTix, takes a deep and hilarious dive into "My So-Called Life," the short-lived but beloved series that gave us '90s teen angst drama along with bizarrely on-point narration. Hinds and Pensavalle use clips from the series to discuss the American teen drama that is still considered one of the greatest television shows of all time.
“TodayTix is always looking for new ways to serve as a home for cultural experiences that will make audiences stop, think and react. ‘My So-Called Podcast’ was an obvious next addition because of the historic way ‘My So-Called Life’ shook up the cultural landscape of the 1990s," said Brian Fenty, CEO and co-founder of TodayTix. “By bringing ‘My So-Called Life’ into today’s conversation with this new podcast, TodayTix helps connect the messages through the lens of live performance.”
“Revisiting ‘My So-Called Life’ has been unexpectedly and hilariously cathartic for me. The first time I watched the series, I was a drama-prone gay teenager, and I thought the show was made for me. Now, 20-something years later, I'm a drama-prone gay dad – and somehow the show seems even more relevant to my life than it did when I was a kid,” Hinds said. “Making this podcast with Gillian has been a career highlight. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life.”
"As someone who has an annual viewing of ‘My So-Called Life,’ making this podcast is a dream come true. Diving into and analyzing these episodes with Patrick has given me a whole new perspective on this show that was so groundbreaking when it came out and still so relevant and relatable all these years later,” Pensavalle said.
The premiere episode of “My So-Called Podcast” is now live on the series website, iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and anywhere users get their podcasts via RSS feed. Episodes will be available weekly on Mondays at 6:00am EST.
“My So-Called Podcast” is TodayTix’s third production partnership with a podcast series, in the ticketing platform’s ever-expanding offerings of cultural experiences.
To learn more about the TodayTix, visit www.todaytix.com or download TodayTix for iOS or Android.
TodayTix is an international ticketing platform on a mission to redefine the way people see theater. Through effortless access to the best shows, insightful guidance to the world of theater, and thoughtful service at each moment along the way, TodayTix enables people to discover the best that their city has to offer. As the first and only free mobile app for iOS and Android connecting the next generation of culture lovers to theater, TodayTix is disrupting an established industry that is ripe for innovation.
Operating in the world’s most iconic theater markets, TodayTix secures the best discounted and premium-priced tickets available for the shows everyone is talking about in New York City, London’s West End, Toronto, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Boston, Washington DC and Chicago.
TodayTix began as the brainchild of life-long friends and Broadway producers Merritt Baer and Brian Fenty. Since launching in New York City in December 2013, the company has welcomed nearly 4 million users, sold more than 2 million tickets, and assembled one of the largest networks of performing arts organizations in the world, working with more than 725 theater institutions globally. These include but are not limited to: The Public Theater, MSG Entertainment, Roundabout Theatre Company, Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, The Metropolitan Opera, BAM, English National Opera, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, Really Useful Theatres, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Young Vic, National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Goodman Theatre, Lyric Opera, The Second City, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Signature Theatre, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera, the LA Philharmonic, SHN, Curran, American Conservatory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Kimmel Center, and American Repertory Theater.
To learn more, visit www.todaytix.com or download TodayTix for iOS or Android.
About Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle
Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle are two theater and pop culture nerds who have earned critical acclaim in the podcasting landscape. In May 2017, they launched the highly successful "True Crime Obsessed," in which they break down all things true crime in a knowledgeable and hilarious way. They are each known in their own rights for hosting and creating their own theatrical podcasts. Hinds is the founder of Theater Podcast Productions and is the creator, co-producer, and host of "Theater People,” a podcast featuring full-length interviews with Tony Award winners, Broadway legends and today’s brightest theater stars. In partnership with TodayTix, Hinds also launched "Broadway Backstory,” a documentary-style podcast that follows a show's journey from initial idea to Broadway production. Pensavalle is the creator, executive producer and host of "The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast," the first Hamilton podcast to hit the airwaves in January 2016. Since then, the show has earned the title of "The Official Hamilton Podcast" amongst cast members. Teaming up with her husband Michael Paul Smith, Pensavalle is also the co-creator, producer, and star of "The Residuals," a successful comedy series based on her and her husband’s real-life experience auditioning for commercials in New York City.