About the host

Cory Hardin is an actor, writer, and now a podcaster. A recent graduate of the School at Steppenwolf, Cory hails from Kentucky but has made Chicago his home. He hopes to help artists in the Chicago theatre community by destroying the narrative of, "you are not enough" through having real conversations with artists about their lives in art.


To learn more visit www.coryhardin.com


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thanks to our team

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Music: ALEX KATSAROPOULOS (top half cat)


Top Half Cat is founded and operated by Alex Katsaropoulos and Corey Cole, two experienced musicians with extensive knowledge of music production and music publishing. Top Half Cat was created with two simple goals in mind: Help media creators find the perfect song for their next project, and help musicians gain exposure and well-earned money for their creative works. Top Half Cat is working tirelessly every day to forge new and exciting industry partnerships between media creators and musicians that will forever shape the future of music licensing.


Visit his website for more.



Alison Underwood is a recent graduate of Parsons' History of Design and Curatorial Studies MA program. She works in the art world by day and moonlights as a graphic designer by night. She currently lives and works in New York City. You can see more of her work at www.alisonunderwood.com.


tech & Production:


Jennifer Kiehl


Jennifer  a Chicago-based, Japanese-American writer and performer from California. She is the founder, editor, and co-host of Scout & Birdie. Additionally, she is the Director of Development, Grants & Corporate Relations for A.C.H.E. (Abused Children Heard Everywhere), a non-profit agency dedicated to providing support and legal guidance to survivors of sexual violence. Jennifer is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago where she received a BA in Acting. When not writing or performing, she spends her time giving cookies to dogs, eating baguettes, and hanging out with her plant, Plant. Keep up with her on Instagram @jenniferkiehl.


Visit her podcast Scout & Birdie to learn more.