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First in Line

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Welcome to your all access pass to fan culture created by fans, for fans. They've tweeted over 200,000 times and attended 100+ concerts - Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud know what it means and what it takes to be a fan. Join them as they bring unfiltered content to the people who care the most.
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Your Next Favorite Artist: Madeline on Making Her First EP Don't Put a Dog in Danger During a Pandemic
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're joined by Madeline ahead of her first EP release, Don't Put a Dog in Danger, out 12/3. We chat about how music has inspired her throughout her childhood to writing, recording, and releasing her first EP during a pandemic. She speaks about some of her favorite artists growing up and the process of deciding to be an artist and not just a songwriter for others. Thanks for joining us this week Madeline!  Madeline's socials: https://www.instagram.com/madelinexjanex/ Madeline's music: https://levelmusic.lnk.to/qollyL Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
44:01
November 30, 2021
Minisode: All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) Short Film Debrief
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. We are unwell thanks to the release of Taylor Swift's album Red (Taylor's Version) and we needed to talk about it. In our first ever minisode we dish on our immediate reactions after watching the accompanying All Too Well: The Short Film. We hypothesize about which re-release is coming up next, what Jake Gyllenhaal may be up to right now, and who Taylor should feature on her next From The Vault songs.   Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
24:56
November 15, 2021
Learning About Music Publishing with Billboard's Kristin Robinson
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're joined by Kristin Robinson, a Music Publishing Reporter for Billboard. Kristin has previous label, PR, and freelance experience as well as growing up as a musician. She shares with us how her experiences brought her to Billboard, debriefs us on the basics of music publsihing, explains the Olivia Rodrigo controversy, and we even touch on Britney's conservatorship. Thanks for joining us on the show Kristin! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Kristin's socials: https://twitter.com/wordsbykristin https://www.instagram.com/wordsbykristin/ https://www.billboard.com/author/krobinson Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:11:55
October 18, 2021
Emily Uribe Shares Her POV on Tiktok and How She's Just Getting Started
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're joined by Emily Uribe who chats with us about success on Tiktok, how she transitioned her content from fandom to acting/POV content, what pursuing a career in acting really looks like, her goals for the next few years, + more. Thanks so much for joining us Emily! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Emily's socials: https://www.instagram.com/emilyuribee/ https://www.tiktok.com/@emilyuuribe Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
56:21
October 04, 2021
Boybands: The Good, The Bad, The Comebacks with Clued Up Podcast!
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with the Clued Up podcast all the way from across the pond. We're joined by Rey, Asma, and Samira as we discuss how they first became fans, our shared love for boybands and British pop culture, and how they started their show. Thanks for joining us on the show! Clued Up's socials: https://linktr.ee/CluedUpPod Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimonshttps://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamudhttps://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat 
01:07:58
September 21, 2021
Tori Hamersky, Founder of VH MGMT, on Being an Artist Manager and Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Space in Music
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with Tori Hamersky, founder and CEO of VH MGMT which she started at the age of 17. Tori discusses how music and fandom inspired her to start her company, her current roster of artists, what she hopes to achieve throughout her career, and what changes she would like to see in the industry. Thanks Tori for joining us! Tori's socials: https://www.instagram.com/torihamersky/ https://twitter.com/torihamersky VH MGMT's socials: https://twitter.com/vhmanagement https://www.instagram.com/vhmgmt/ Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimonshttps://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamudhttps://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
53:16
July 20, 2021
Bennifer Take Two and the Intrigue of Celeb Couples
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting about celeb couples and the controversy, drama, and obsession that comes with it! We share our fave celeb couples, dive into some iconic throwbacks, and share your opinions on why we love to love celeb couples. Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimonshttps://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamudhttps://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
53:58
June 29, 2021
The Relationship Between Misogyny and Fandom
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting about misogyny within fandom + pop culture: why it happens, how it affects us + the people around us, + what we can do to change it's relationship to fandom with input from our listeners! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimonshttps://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamudhttps://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:08:00
June 07, 2021
Chatting All Things Lost and the Pilot Episode with The Fuselage Podcast
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting about one of the biggest tv shows of its time: Lost. We're joined by Amy & Honor who run The Fuselage Podcast to dicuss Lost and tv fandom as well as the pilot episode and what listeners can look forward to from their show! Thanks Amy & Honor for joining us!!! Listen to their show! https://linktr.ee/thefuselage Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimonshttps://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamudhttps://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:16:03
May 31, 2021
Billie Eilish’s British Vogue Cover + Body Image in Media
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting about Billie Eilish's British Vogue Cover and the body image stereotypes placed on pop stars in the music industry. We discuss if Billie has a responsibility to speak about her own body image and the impact that celebrities' comments on body posi have on us as fans. Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
43:12
May 17, 2021
Comfort Media and Why We Rewatch the Shows and Movies 300 Times
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting about our all time favorite comfort media whether it's movies, tv shows, or DCOMs. We talk about what it's like to re-watch some of our most beloved shows and why we can relate to it so much over and over again regardless of our age. We also share what you chose as your comfort media! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
57:01
April 27, 2021
Was Fearless Inspired by A Cinderella Story? Our Swiftie Dissertation
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're diving into Fearless (Taylor's Versions) and all of the From the Vault songs on the re-recorded version of the album. We give a breakdown of why Taylor Swift re-recorded her second studio album and hypothesize what may have inspired some of the themes and lyrics. Have we officially joined the Swiftie conspiracy theorist club? Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
55:56
April 19, 2021
Mackenzie Coffman on Meeting Taylor Swift, Swiftie Fandom, and Being Fearless in her Acting Career
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're joined by Mackenzie Coffman to discuss Fearless (Taylor's Version), interacting with Taylor on social media, meeting Taylor Swift + being sent Christmas presents by her and more! We also learn about Mackenzie's natural ability to go viral and her acting career. Thanks Mackenzie for joining us this week! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Mackenzie's socials: https://twitter.com/kenziecoffman https://www.instagram.com/mackenziefrenzie/ Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:27:47
April 14, 2021
The Never-ending Discussion of Who Is or Isn’t an Industry Plant
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're discussing industry plants - what does that word mean? Who does it apply to? Do they exist and do we care?  Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
50:17
April 05, 2021
Hannah and Audrey Leach of Sleepover Cinema Share How 00's Media Influenced Them and the Reality of NYU Art Schools
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with Hannah and Audrey Leach, sisters and co-hosts of Sleepover Cinema, a podcast where they dissect late 90's and early 00's movies and how they influenced our generation. We spoke with them about growing up, pursuing film/writing at NYU, which celeb Audrey would want to meet, and why you should eat that brownie. Thanks for much for joining us on the pod! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Sleepover Cinema's socials: https://linktr.ee/toopinkpictures Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:02:14
March 23, 2021
Danielle Lowe on the Power of Self-Reflection Through Music Therapy
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with Danielle Lowe, a certified music therapist who is also pursuing her Masters degree at the University of Southern California! Danielle grew up as a fan of the Jonas Brothers and as a musician and songwriter who eventually decided on a career as a music therapist. She shared with us the basics of what that entails, how fandom has influenced her, + more! Thanks Danielle for joining us on the show! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Danielle's socials: https://www.instagram.com/onthedanlowe/ https://twitter.com/onthedanlowe Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
47:09
March 15, 2021
Fans in the Field: The Day to Day of a Celebrity Writer, Red Carpet Reporting, and Proving People Wrong with Michele Mendez of Elite Daily
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with Michele Mendez, a celebrity writer for Elite Daily and editor at Celeb Mix. Michele joins us to share how she started her career in writing, how you can create your own niche portfolio, proving people wrong about your success, + more! Thank you so much for joining us on the show Michele! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Michele's socials: https://www.instagram.com/michmendezmedia/ https://twitter.com/michmendezmedia Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
57:18
March 09, 2021
Friendships in Fandom: The Making, Breaking, and Everything In-Between
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting about friendships in fandoms both online + IRL with the help of our listeners! We invited you to fill out a google form sharing your experiences. On this episode, we talk about whether it's easier or harder to connect with people online or IRL, how friendships in fandom are made and break down, why fan friendships are different than those with non-fan friends, + more! Thank you so much to our listeners that contributed to the episode! We'll also be discussing this topic on Clubhouse on 3/2 at 9pm EST/8pm CST so be sure to check out our socials to join the convo. Thanks for listening :)  Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:14:19
March 01, 2021
The Black Fandom Experience and Meeting Harry Styles at a Protest
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we’re joined by Angela Henderson, a Harry Styles fan, to discuss her experience in fandom as a Black person, the importance of conversations around race and social issues in fan spaces, as well as from artists and celebrities. During the BLM protests in response to the death of George Floyd, Angela met Harry Styles at a protest and was able to express to Harry how important it is to see artists and celebrities supporting these movements. Thanks Angela for coming on the show! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Angela's socials: https://www.instagram.com/anghenderson/ https://twitter.com/d0peangela Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
53:56
February 22, 2021
Monica Seetharam on Making Your Own Opportunities, the Influence of 90s Music, + Digital Strategy at Republic Records
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're joined by Monica Seetharam, Manager of Digital Strategy at Republic Records. Monica shares with us her love of 90s music (and Britney Spears), how she worked for her first opportunities in the music industry, and how digital strategy has changed over the years. Thanks Monica for joining us on the show!  Sign up for Zoom Pop Culture Trivia Night (March 19th): here Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Monica's socials: https://www.instagram.com/monicaseetharam/ https://twitter.com/monicaseetharam Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:01:12
February 15, 2021
From Running Fan Events to Marketing Why Don't We and More with Crowdsurf's Helen Chatham Showalter
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're joined by Helen Chatham Showalter, Marketing Director at Crowdsurf. She shares her introductory experiences into fandom from Fall Out Boy to The Cab and how she started running fan events for the band known as The Cab Day. Helen speaks about how she left university to work at Crowdsurf with the Backstreet Boys on her roster and how almost six years later, she has helped market boyband Why Don't We from the ground up. Helen's insights are gold for any fan interested in working in the music industry. Thanks Helen for joining us on the show!  Sign up for Zoom Pop Culture Trivia Night (March 19th): here Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Helen's socials: https://www.instagram.com/helenchathams/ https://twitter.com/helenchathams  Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:31:36
February 08, 2021
Discovering BTS, Attending 21 Shows, & International Fandom with Emily Sachs
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're joined by Emily Sachs, a BTS fan from the United States. We chat with her about how she became part of the BTS Army, how she got into fandom, traveling the US (and the world) to see BTS live, her experiences as an international fan, and what makes BTS such a special group. Thanks so much for joining us Emily!  Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Emily's socials: https://twitter.com/emilyxinfinity https://www.tiktok.com/@emilyxinfinity https://www.instagram.com/emilysachs/ Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:02:30
February 01, 2021
Your Next Favorite Artist: Mia Giovina
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. Mia Giovina is a force to be reckoned with. This 19-year-old singer, songwriter is about to release her first single and you'll want to be there before she hits it big. With over 130,000 Tiktok followers already, we spoke with Mia about how she developed her love for music, identity in music, and how influential Tiktok and other social media platforms are in the industry. You'll be blown away by her poise and ability to articulate her craft. We're looking forward to hearing Mia's single in the next month. Thanks for joining us on the show, Mia! Join our Linkedin Networking group: here Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Mia's socials: https://linktr.ee/miagiovina Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
45:17
January 25, 2021
Fans in the Field: Journalist Kelsey Barnes on Writing, Meeting Taylor Swift, and Always Saying Yes to New Things
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're joined by Kelsey Barnes, a music & culture writer from Toronto. She shares how she got her start as a writer, what it was like to meeting Taylor Swift TWICE, and how she's picked up two new roles in PR & artist management. We discuss fan experiences on Myspace, the hype around Olivia Rodrigo's drivers license, and how Kelsey is sooooo good with words. Thanks Kelsey for coming on the show!  Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Kelsey's socials: https://www.instagram.com/kelseyjbarnes/ https://twitter.com/kelseyjbarnes Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
46:24
January 18, 2021
Fans in the Field: Alejandra Betanco on Being a Social Media Coordinator in TV and Taking Risks
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with Alejandra Betanco, a Social Media Coordinator at WarnerMedia and long-time internet friend of Liv's. We chat about her experiences as a fan (especially competing against Louis Tomlinson in iHeart's fan vs. artist series), taking risks to get your dream job, and what working in the TV industry is like. Thanks Ale for coming on the show! Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Ale's socials: https://www.instagram.com/alebetanco/ https://twitter.com/farawaylouis Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
54:42
January 11, 2021
Our Fan Favorites of 2020
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting about our fan favorite tv shows, albums, songs + books from 2020. We may have lost track of time over the year, but we do our best to sum up our absolute faves that were released in 2020. Let us know if we missed anything and your recommendations to watch/listen/read in the new year. Thank you so much to everyone for their support in 2020 and we hope you all have a happy New Year!  Sign up for Zoom Pop Culture Trivia: form Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
48:42
January 04, 2021
How Fangirling Loudly Can Become Your Career with Emma Cantrell-Miller
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're joined by Emma Cantrell-Miller, author and small-business owner, about how her experiences as a fan led her to build a career online. We discuss how being your authentic self on the internet helped Emma develop her fanfiction, Cherry (which has over 8.6m reads on Wattpad), garner a following on TikTok, and allowed her to be successful by running an independent fan-made merch shop. Emma's presence highlights how creativity, connections, + shared experiences through fandom can lead to success if you stay true to who you are. Thanks Emma for joining us on the show! Sign up for Zoom Pop Culture Trivia: form Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Emma's socials: https://www.instagram.com/emmacantrelll/ https://www.tiktok.com/@emmakcantrelll https://dressyourselfwkindness.com Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
57:53
December 28, 2020
What Happens When You Unstan the Band? Fandom and Demanding Accountability
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. We're joined by the former co-owners of the LANYChicago twitter update account to discuss their decision to unstan the band amid dissatisfaction with the way the band has been held accountable for alleged behavior. We discuss whether it’s possible to unstan a band but stay in the fandom, when their line was forever crossed, and the standards we have for the artists we support. Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
51:24
December 21, 2020
Chatting IRL Fan Experiences with Former Late Late Show Intern & VIP Nation’s Sydney Bolen
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with Sydney Bolen, former Late Late Show Intern and current Customer Service Coordinator at VIP Nation. We discuss how she got her internship (1D fans, it's a surprising story) and how her experiences as a fan led her to a career where she helps to provide fans with memorable live experiences with their favorite artists. Thanks Sydney for coming on the show!  Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Sydney's socials: https://www.instagram.com/sydneybolen/ https://twitter.com/sydneybolen Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:10:31
December 14, 2020
From Coming Out At A Harry Styles Show To A Mention In Rolling Stone
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with Grace, a Harry Styles fan who went viral after Harry helped her come out to her parents live onstage during his last world tour. A year later, Grace's story was shared once again when Harry's cover story on Rolling Stone mentioned that special moment. We were so excited to chat with Grace about her fan experiences, interactions with Harry, and how he and his fanbase influence each other. Thanks Grace for joining us on the show! Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Grace's socials: https://www.instagram.com/gracehallramsey/ https://twitter.com/soyouwaitforme Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
54:36
December 07, 2020
Talking In Wonder With One of Shawn Mendes' Largest Update Accounts (MendesCrewInfo)
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with Maha, a co-owner of one of the largest Shawn Mendes update accounts on Twitter, MendesCrewInfo. Maha has been running MCI with her co-owner since 2017 so she's the perfect person to have on to discuss what it takes to run an update account, how she balances being a fan with her schoolwork, and her experiences as a Shawn Mendes fan. We also discuss Shawn Mendes' Netflix documentary, In Wonder, and basically obsess over how legendary Shawn is for an hour. Enjoy! Thanks Maha for coming on the show! Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  MendesCrewInfo's socials: https://twitter.com/MendesCrewInfo https://www.instagram.com/mendescrewinfo/ Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:01:25
November 30, 2020
Your Next Favorite Artist: Alexa Cappelli
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week we're chatting with your next favorite artist, Alexa Cappelli. We were so excited to have 21-year-old singer, songwriter Alexa join the show as our first musical guest. We talk about her experience as a top 24 contestant on The Voice as part of Kelly Clarkson's first team, growing up, moving out, and her most recent singles Forbidden and I'll Be Okay. Be sure to check out Alexa's music and give her a follow. It was so much fun having her as a co-host. Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Listen to all of our Barricade or Bust picks: playlist  Alexa's socials: https://linktr.ee/alexacappelli Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
38:12
November 23, 2020
This Is Our 2021 Grammy’s Predictions
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. Today we're sharing our predictions for the 2021 Grammy Awards nominations. The nominations are announced on November 24th and we'll be back with a recap to see how accurate we were with our picks! Head to our IG + Twitter to share who you think should be nominated and be honored this year! Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
46:10
November 16, 2020
How To Be A Fan In 2020
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. Today we're discussing how to be a fan account online. We talk about our experiences growing up with fan accounts, the connections we've made, and basic etiquette for promoting your favorite celebrity or idol!  Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
47:26
November 09, 2020
Stan Takeover: Ariana Grande’s Positions Album Review
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. This week is we share our first track by track album review! We're discussing Ariana Grande's newest release, Positions, with the help of one of her biggest fans, Milan Marietti. We share our all of our thoughts on the album, our favorite tracks, and who we'd love Ariana to collab with in the future. Let us know if you enjoy the album review and would like us to do more! Thanks Milan for joining us on the show! Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Milan's socials: https://www.instagram.com/milanmarietti/ https://twitter.com/MilanMarietti Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
59:14
November 02, 2020
Fans in the Field: Chatting with the Digital Marketing Coordinator at Epic Records
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. We chat with Shelby Schumitzky, a Digital Marketing Coordinator at Epic Records. We discuss her position at Epic, her work experiences, and what it's like being a fan and working in the music industry. She answers listener questions and dishes who her Barricade or Bust for the week is. Thanks for coming on the show Shelby!  Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Shelby's socials: https://www.instagram.com/shelbymorgan76/ https://twitter.com/shelbymorgan76 Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
55:10
October 26, 2020
Coffee Shops, Climbing Cliffs, and Other Celebrity Encounters
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. Thank you so much for all of your support on our first episode! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite stories about meeting celebrities along with some of our listeners’ that were submitted via our Stan Hotline! Tune in for stories about the Jonas Brothers, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, One Direction + more…... Share your celeb stories, ask questions, suggest topics on our Stan Hotline at https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/ https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/ https://twitter.com/elhammohamud Intro music by Ulloa https://linktr.ee/ulloanat
01:05:24
October 19, 2020
Everyone's a Fan of Something
You're listening to First in Line, your all access pass to fan culture with Liv Fitzsimons and Elham Mohamud. First in Line is a community by fans, for fans. Join us as we redefine what it means to be a fan whether we're crying over our favorite artists or interviewing today's industry professionals. In our first episode, we share what fandom means to us, share who we're going 'Barricade or Bust' for, and give a sneak peek at what future episodes of the show look like.  SHARE YOUR CELEB M&G STORIES WITH US ON OUR STAN HOTLINE https://forms.gle/caBu9AeoGxuqXmfBA Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/firstinlinepod/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/firstinlinepod and email us at firstinlinepod@gmail.com Liv's socials: https://www.instagram.com/livfitzsimons/ https://twitter.com/livfitzsimons Elham's socials: https://www.instagram.com/elhammohamud/ https://twitter.com/elhammohamud
36:50
October 12, 2020