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Recent Episodes

Trumpets of Jericho Demo with Jeff Murdoch

Aug. 7, 2022

Josh Mardook (Jeff Murdoch, Mystery County Monster Hunters Club podcast) is a biblical graffiti artist and demo man. Jeff Murdoch: @jmurdoink -- SHOW INFORMATION Support Us on Patreon & join our Discord Mega HQ Instagram: @…

Bonus Boy with Tommy Bechtold

July 31, 2022

Timmy Birchtold is the world's second greatest stepdad (Joseph was #1). Timmy Birchtold: @tommybechtold -- SHOW INFORMATION Support Us on Patreon & join our Discord Mega HQ Instagram: @MegaThePodcast Twitter: @MegaThePodcast…

Quads 4 God with Lilan Bowden

July 24, 2022

Freelon Dowden (Lelan Bowden) brings the spiritual to skate parks. Lelan Bowden: @yourfriendlilan -- SHOW INFORMATION Support Us on Patreon & join our Discord Mega HQ Instagram: @MegaThePodcast Twitter: @MegaThePodcast Follo…

Bittersweet Symphony with George Basil

July 17, 2022

Gino Paprika (George Basil, Crashing) conducts the church orchestra with gusto. George Basil: @georgewilliambasil -- SHOW INFORMATION Support Us on Patreon & join our Discord Mega HQ Instagram: @MegaThePodcast Twitter: @Mega…

Caboodle

July 10, 2022

Halle and Gray report from the summer staff retreat! -- SHOW INFORMATION Support Us on Patreon & join our Discord Mega HQ Instagram: @MegaThePodcast Twitter: @MegaThePodcast Follow Holly and Greg Holly Laurent: Twitter | Ins…

The Fixer with Paul Scheer

July 3, 2022

Raleigh Cheer (Paul Scheer, How Did This Get Made?) is a former Hollywood fixer who now caters to the church VIPs. Paul Scheer: @paulscheer -- SHOW INFORMATION Support Us on Patreon & join our Discord Mega HQ Instagram: @Meg…

About the Hosts

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Holly Laurent

is the creator and cohost of MEGA, and co-host and producer of It's a Wonderful Lie (audiochuck).

Formerly, Holly was a featured contributor and writer on the nationally syndicated radio variety show Live From Here (NPR) and the Onion News Network. She is an alumnus of the Second City main stage in Chicago where she wrote and performed three critically acclaimed revues. She toured with the Second City national touring company and was a featured performer at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Holly holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College and is a founding member of the longstanding improv group The Reckoning.

Her film and television credits include A.P. Bio (NBC), All Rise (CBS All Access), Tacoma FD (truTV), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Food: The Source of Life (Adult Swim), Key & Peele (Comedy Central), Barely Famous (VH1), Funny or Die: Exclusives and The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS).

Holly’s film Brought to You by Satan, which she wrote and directed, premiered in festivals in 2020. Her writing has been featured in Defenestration Magazine and Mayday Magazine. Her essay, Villain, was Nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize.

Holly is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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Greg Hess

is a writer and performer in Los Angeles.

He is a founding member of critically acclaimed ensembles Cook County Social Club and the Improvised Shakespeare Company, and performs regularly at the Upright Citizen's Brigade and Largo at the Coronet.

Greg has developed original pilots for Showtime, Pop, Warner Bros., Adult Swim, and Comedy Central. His humor writing has been published in the New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs, and the American Bystander. He is a former writer and performer on the nationally syndicated public radio show Live From Here (APM).

Film/TV credits include: Yesterday (Dir. Danny Boyle), Playing House (USA), Adam Ruins Everything (Tru), Key & Peele (Comedy Central), Tacoma FD (Tru), LA to Vegas (Fox), and Food the Source of Life (Adult Swim) which he created.

He cohosts and produces It’s a Wonderful Lie which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy charts.

Greg is represented by ICM Partners and Kirsten Ames Management.

Katie Johnston-Smith

Producer

Katie Johnston-Smith (mega church survivor) is a podcast, film, video, and live event producer based in Chicago, IL.

Makenzie Mizell

Editor

Makenzie Mizell (rhymes with “gazelle”) is a freelance podcast producer and the founder & CEO of Period Podcast Network, a feminist collective.