Talk Easy is a weekly podcast of intimate, long-form interviews with people from all walks of life: filmmakers, comedians, activists, politicians, actors, and beyond. The show is hosted by writer Sam Fragoso.
Sam Fragoso, Host
Sam is a writer, editor, and programmer based in Los Angeles. From 2013-2017 he operated the film-focused website, Movie Mezzanine. His writings have appeared in Vanity Fair, NPR, WIRED, The New Republic, Playboy, and The Atlantic. He was previously the Creative Director of the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
David Chen, Executive Producer
David is a producer, filmmaker, and broadcaster who lives in Seattle, WA. He is the host and creator of shows such as the /Filmcast and The Tobolowsky Files. His video work has been featured in online publications such as Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Slate, Vulture, Indiewire, Laughing Squid, Devour, and Digg.
Valerie Ettenhofer, Associate Producer
Valerie is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, critic, and podcast producer. Her work has been featured in Movie Mezzanine, Film School Rejects, and in several local publications. Currently, Valerie is collaborating on the launch of a pop culture website exclusively for female-identifying writers.
Dylan Peck, Producer
Dylan Peck is an audio producer, engineer, sound designer, and musician based out of Fresno, CA. His most recent credits include voice production on Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Season 3, Telltale Games’ Minecraft Story Mode Season 2, and Detour Everywhere Walking Tours. Currently, Dylan is doing a myriad of post-production audio jobs for a San Francisco based audio production company.