Felicia Day is an actress who has appeared in numerous television shows and films and is currently recurring on the CW show Supernatural and SyFy’s The Magicians, and in 2018 joined Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return as Kinga Forrester. She is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and created and starred in the seminal web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons, won numerous awards for web video excellence, and garnered a PGA nomination for best web series in 2011. In 2012 Felicia created a funded YouTube channel and production company called Geek & Sundry; the channel has garnered over 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube. In 2014, the company was sold to Legendary Entertainment. She is the author of the 2015 book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), and her latest book Embrace Your Weird: A Guided Journal for Facing Your Fears and Unleashing Creativity was published in fall 2019.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, friends and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return co-stars Felicia Day and Jonah Ray sit down for a live on-stage conversation at LA Comic Con to find out all the stuff they realize they don’t actually know about one another! The two are inveterate multi-hyphenates – Day is an actress (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog to Supernatural), web video creator (most famously of The Guild) and best-selling author (most recently of Embrace Your Weird) and Ray is a stand-up comedian, podcast host, TV host (Hidden America with Jonah Ray) and writer-director – so there’s no shortage of topics to dive into. In their wide-ranging talk, the two discuss everything from their plan Bs (if showbiz fails), Jonah’s planned indie movie about his Hawaii upbringing (which Bobcat Goldthwait is helping him with!), Felicia’s permissive, poop-friendly parenting approach, early bedtimes, accidentally ripping off Fleabag, and much, much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
Today’s show was recorded at LA Comic Con by Ali Nikou, and at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn by our co-producer Mark Yoshizumi.
The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.