Emotional Dis-Ease Takes Center Stage
New York, NY – October 12, 2021 - KMG Utopia Studios, TalkShoe, and Mark Krantz Productions announce that award-winning actor Joe Pantoliano and his daughter Daniella Pantoliano will kick off season two of their popular podcast, “No Kidding? Me Too!”, at Advertising Week NY 2021 with a live Q&A on Monday, October 18th at 4:30 pm ET and a virtual session on Tuesday, October 19th at 2:00 pm ET.
Joe and Daniella will conduct a lively and intimate interview with Kelly Carlin, author, performer, and life coach. Growing up as the only child of comic legend George Carlin, Kelly will share her family's struggle with mental health, addiction, and healing.
This season will continue the candid and revealing conversations with familiar and important names in the entertainment and mental health fields, including comedian Lewis Black, former NFL player Michael Oher, New York Times columnist Dr. Jen Gunter, and mental health advocate and son of Robin Williams, Zak Williams. The podcast examines “Emotional Dis-Ease” and how to cope with day-to-day life and the blurry line between creativity and madness: “It’s ok not to be ok.”
“We are thrilled to bring this important conversation to Advertising Week,” said Joe Pantoliano. “It is important for us to collaborate with brands and advertisers on the increasing intensity of brain Dis-Ease, the co-occurring nature of addiction, and how to discover a recovery process. This is a perfect opportunity to raise the volume on recovery.”
“This is a great opportunity to bring the essence of ‘No Kidding? Me Too!’ to the advertising community,” remarked Daniella Pantoliano. “We can show them in ‘real time’ how we address the issues surrounding ‘Emotional Dis-ease’ in a uniquely compelling, funny, and entertaining way.”
About Joe Pantoliano
(Bad Boys Trilogy, The Matrix, Memento, Bound, and an Emmy win for The Sopranos), Joe Pantoliano has become a significant voice in the area of emotional health. He has traveled the world with his Award-winning documentary No Kidding? Me Too! as part of his advocacy of stomping the stigma, shame, and discrimination of “emotional Dis-Ease.” Joe uses celebrity to shine a light on what 100 million Americans suffer in isolation.
About Daniella Pantoliano
Daniella Pantoliano is a filmmaker. Currently, she is a writer, director, and cinematographer for the Brooklyn-based company Reelarc. Daniella wanted to start this podcast to feel less alone in her emotional trauma and Dis-Ease. Also, this seems like a better option than going to therapy with her father, as he is too cheap to pay for it, and this way they get to have a buffer. Daniella’s greatest wish is that this podcast will encourage listeners to be vulnerable and intimately share with loved ones the important conversations about emotions, trauma and just getting through the day.
About Krantz Media Group/KMG Networks
KMG is a leading New York City-based advisory business development and content syndication firm that provides critical direction on issues of content syndication, marketing, advertising, media, entertainment, and digital technology. In 2020 KMG launched KMG Utopia Podcast Studios, distributing “The Fred Minnick Show”, Politicon’s “How the Heck Are We Gonna Get Along, Ditty TV Podcasts, and Eye on Travel with Peter Greenberg. KMG Utopia formed a joint venture with the Talkshoe Podcast Platform in 2020.
Founded in 2016, Talkshoe was the first community-based podcast hosting, recording, and storage platform that allowed users to host or participate in live podcasts. TalkShoe was acquired by iotum in 2016 and will be relaunched in late 2021. The new TalkShoe will offer a superior audio & video hosting platform with state-of-the-art publishing, analytics, and monetization tools. From hosting to creation, distribution, marketing, and beyond, TalkShoe will have every facet of production covered.
About Mark Krantz Productions
Based in New York, Mark Krantz Productions produces live events, television specials, and cause-related properties for a variety of clients. Mark Krantz is a creator of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize as well as The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
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