Por*Ass Podcast

Por*Ass Podcast

By Veronica Porras
The Anti rags to riches podcast where we talk about living a sustainable life while on a budget. No get rich quick tips here or scams. I interview comics, musicians, actors, and real people on subjects of art, recovery, mental, emotional, financial, physical health and how all of this effects your budget and livelihood. Can we live abundantly while on a budget? Lets find out...
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S2E01 - Inappropriate Things - Mental Health On a Budget
Welcome to Season 2 of Por*Ass Podcast! We talk Mental Health on a budget for Season 2 kick off episode. I sit with Nick Mecir and Rob Maile founding members of Inappropriate Things. Things get real as we deep dive on how Nick healed from a psychotic break in 2016. The band also debuts a new song, Casandra.
56:14
December 31, 2019
S1E10 - Kaydee Kersten - Creativity On a Budget
Creativity On a Budget. Kaydee Kersten and I first met at the San Francisco Comedy College about ten years ago. We recap on the last ten years on her creative path and where it has taken her in both personally and professionally and being creative on a budget. Follow her on Instagram @kaydeekersten
46:26
December 31, 2019
S1E09 - Sammy Harvell - Gender Reassignment on a Budget
Meet Sammy. He went through gender reassignment on a budget nine years ago. We got to talk about recovery and his transition experience while being in recovery and creating safe places and recovery resources for the trans community. You can follow Sammy at @olypunkboi on Instagram
1:00:34
November 17, 2019
S1E08 - Carlos Rodriguez - Comedy & Recovery
Carlos and I meet up in Downtown Portland at Blue Star Donuts to catch up on what we've up to. It's been 10 years since we last saw each other and A LOT has happened since we last saw each other. apologies for the faint background music. That's what happens when you are podcasting on a budget! Intro Music: Inappropriate Things - Train Tracks
58:55
October 1, 2019
S1E07 - Kazu Kusano - Pretty Beast
Intro music Fans of Jimmy Century http://songwhip.com/artist/fans-of-jimmy-century Special guest, friend in Comedy, Kazu Kusano talk about her one woman show Pretty Beast. A show about her schizophrenic mom and alcoholic dad, comedy becomes her only outlet...but no one's laughing.  http://kazukusano.com/
1:18:33
September 1, 2019
S1E06 - Joe Klocek - Rehab On a Budget
This episode topic: Rehab on a Budget. It’s been 4 years since we last spoke. We got to catch up on stuff. A Big thank you to the Shari Carlson Studio for the use of the studio to record this episode.  Intro Music Mick Schafer Band - Tears of Joy
1:05:36
August 18, 2019
S1E05 - Jonathan Ritter - Film Making On a Budget
Bay Area Film Maker Jonathan Ritter Director of Throw The Ball and Run. We chat about Film making on a budget and the freedom of creativity while in Recovery.   Intro Music: Intro Music Inappropriate Things - Train Tracks available on iTunes.
1:00:02
July 31, 2019
S1E04 - Enzo Lombard - Side Hustle
Artist, Performer, and Author of Louisiana Fairytales. We’ve been Facebook friends for over ten years, but we never met until I flew down to SF from PDX to interview him at his SF apartment the week before Pride. I started following his facebook posts more when he accidentally fell into vacation rentals. I affectionally titled his posts as “SideHustle with Enzo Lombard”. Each post read like a TV show. Enzo created a fantastic sustainable business model that employers should be paying attention to. He’s also got a new solo performance show in the works— Louisiana Fairytales which is the sequel to Love Humiliation in Karaoke.
1:16:48
June 30, 2019
S1E03 - Mark Roman - A Busker Story
Actor, Buskeer, Heroteer and Host of The Mark Roman Empire Also A Podcast. We talk about Creativity, the horrors of Capitalism and its relation to art and creativity and his adamant refusal to never step in an office to support his livelihood as an artist. It’s been over 10 yrs since we last saw each other. We started out as comics. I continued the comedy path while Mark went on the actor path. 
1:52:20
June 24, 2019
S1E02 - TJ Fortuna - Health & Fitness On A Budget
In 2010, It started out as just another personal trainer that I would meet weekly. During a breakup in 2011, the few joys at the time were training sessions with TJ and my 12 step recovery. He gave me the space I needed to cry as I did burbies, crunches, to help process my hurt. His approach is more than just “Looking Good”. We talk about Health and Fitness resources for low income and underserved populations. Follow him on Instagram @tjfortuna Intro Music: Mick Schafer Band - Tears of Joy
1:10:20
April 7, 2019
S1E01 - Nina G. - Overcoming Inspiration
Nina G. is a comedian, professional speaker, storyteller, writer and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand Disability culture, access, and empowerment. We met when we students at San Francisco Comedy College 10 yrs ago. We talked about her upcoming new book Stutter Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen along with politics and being a woman in Comedy.
1:17:31
April 1, 2019
S1E00 - Isaac Porras - The Magic Show
The pilot episode of PorAss Podcast. I interview my brother Isaac Porras. He's a scientist & inventor CEO Founder of SolarCycle. How is gentrification & capitalism is effecting scientific & economic sustainability? Links:  for your independent power sources https://solarcyclepower.com/ Intro Music: Artist: Eric Cash Song: Tinn Itus and the Strobing Visions: Monstrous Creatures Preview https://soundcloud.com/eric-cash
1:46:40
March 1, 2019