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Author: Mario Benitez

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Comedian Mario Benitez sits down with guests to discuss their journey into their field and the current state of society. Guests include comics, musicians, artists, scientist, politicians and activists.
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034. Andrea Jones-Rooy

034. Andrea Jones-Rooy

2020-10-3001:05:38

On this episode Mario Benitez sits with Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D. social scientist, comedian and circus performer. Andrea is a social scientist specializing in complexity and host of Ask A Political Scientist on Youtube. She sat to discuss the upcoming election and get at some contributing factors as to why people often vote against their own self interest.  We also discussed the balancing act of academia/professional life versus the life style of a comedian and circus performer. You can check more of her work belowhttp://www.jonesrooy.com/IG: @jonesrooyTwitter: @jonesrooyAsk A Political Scientisthttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSk4eWAHQYnG4CgyGjXnxHw
033. Shari Diaz

033. Shari Diaz

2020-10-2601:07:12

On this episode Mario Benitez sits with comedian Shari Diaz to discuss starting comedy in North Carolina, transitioning back to her home New York City, camaraderie between her fellow female comedians, producing the Oak City Comedy Festival and other funny topics. Follow Shari Diaz on IG: https://instagram.com/sdiazcomedy?igshid=17ww68oran970www.ShariDiazComedy.comand check out her Tres Betches podcast with fellow comics Jessica Clayton and Trina Alper.
032. Stewie Vill

032. Stewie Vill

2020-10-1501:35:58

Stewie Vill returns to catch up after six months and get into some subjects that are touchy these days. We spoke about the coddling of American youth, cancel culture, the luxury/quality of life in America compared to the world and whether our goals have shifted due to 2020.peep Stewie here:instagram: @StewieVill // @UnusualCulprits6packatbritpack.com
031. Jose Ortiz

031. Jose Ortiz

2020-09-1401:53:55

On this episode i bring in Jose Ortiz (Drummer, Producer, Videographer) to speak about our days spent performing in our former band Fatality. We discuss the ultimate end that came to the band after being blackballed from New York City hardcore scene. This was about the brief rise and hard fall to the project and what elements affected us till even this day. 
030. Malorie Bryant

030. Malorie Bryant

2020-09-0301:50:20

Malorie Bryant is a standup comedian, actress and producer who sat down to discuss if New York City is really dead, growing up as a mixed race woman in America, finding comedy after pursuing musical theater and various other dope subjects. Catch up with Malorie Bryant here:www.MalorieBryant.comcheck her produced shows here:www.MadLoveComedy.comand on social media @MalorieBryant
029. Joe Hill

029. Joe Hill

2020-08-1148:58

Joe Hill is a stand up comedian, host, producer, writer and Bronx New York native currently generating a buzz on the NYC comedy scene. He sat down to discuss the importance of helping others, art spaces for individuals like ourselves, pivoting with the time to continue creating and how to continue attacking goals. Check out Joe HillWWW.ThisIsJoeHill.comIG: @ThisIsJoeHilland his mixtape Who The F**k Is Joe Hill on all streaming platforms.
028. Shodome

028. Shodome

2020-08-0701:13:14

Other than being a good friend, Shodo is an actor, host and comic who sat down to catch up on the things that been on our minds these last few months. This conversation went from speaking about living in big cities compared to the suburbs to our experiences with psychedelics to how we look at dating while trying to achieve big goals. 
027. Ja-Ron Young

027. Ja-Ron Young

2020-07-2601:23:16

Ja-Ron Young is an actor, standup comedian and fellow Unusual Culprit member. He returned to have a discussion about the last four months since the Covid-19 pandemic hit America and everything that followed. 
026. Joel Daness

026. Joel Daness

2020-03-0258:33

Co-host Joel Daness sits down to discuss returning to his motherland of Guyana, current democratic primary race and the possibility of our simulated reality going haywire.Follow Joel Daness on Instagram: @The.Unreal.Joel
025. Lee Valentin

025. Lee Valentin

2019-11-1801:00:59

Lee Valentin returns for the TLP podcast’s 25th episode. Lee is a fellow Unusual Culprit and standup comedian who came in to have a free form conversation. We ended up hitting a lot of interesting subjects that have been on our minds as well as just being goofy. He helped me kick this podcast off and it was great to see how our mindsets have evolved in just 25 episodes. Follow Lee on Twitter:@LeeOValentin IG:@LeeValentin and Unusual Culprits on all social media @UnusualCulprits
024. Lexi Calderon

024. Lexi Calderon

2019-11-0642:08

Lexi Calderon is an actress and model who sat down this episode to discuss growing up in a predominantly white area of Florida as a mixed girl, the way Latinos are viewed throughout America, the freedom of film compared to comedy and the different attention brought about from both acting and modeling. check out her film The First Time Club on Amazon Prime and give a follow on social media.Instagram: #LexcCalderon
023. Frog Boyz

023. Frog Boyz

2019-10-2745:49

Fellow comedians/animators Frog Boyz Sean Newman and Jesse Vandenbergh sit down this episode to talk about what delivery method for comedy is the most free, what to keep in mind during the cancel culture era, the process for creating cartoons and the similarities and differences between standup comedy, sketch comedy, improv comedy and cartoons. Be sure to check them out at: FrogBoyz.com And on social media: FB: @FrogBoyz Instagram: @Frog_BoyzTwitter: @Frog_Boyz
022. Lauren Ashcraft

022. Lauren Ashcraft

2019-07-1301:00:04

Lauren Ashcraft is a standup comic currently throwing her hat in the race for a congressional seat in New York City's 12th district. she is challenging corporate democrat Carolyn Maloney with her progressive platform. Myself and Joel Daness sat to discuss why she is running, ideas to move ahead and what seems to be a key root to a lot of problems in this country, money in politics. check her out on all social media @VoteAshcraft and on her website LaurenAshcraft.com
021. Hayley Beacon

021. Hayley Beacon

2019-05-1059:16

Comedian Hayley Beacon sits down to discuss doing standup comedy on each coast, comedy competitions, the effects of the political climate on comedy, ultimate goals and some random goofy subjects as well. She was in town from San Francisco California and it was dope to chop it up. Check her on all social media @HayleyBeacon
Rafael Espinal is a NYC Council member representing the 37th District, which includes parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, and East New York in Brooklyn.In 2011 he was elected as the representative of the 54th New York State Assembly District, becoming the first Dominican elected into state office in Brooklyn and the youngest member of the entire state legislature.”Today he’s running for the position of NYC Public Advocate, on a mission to make New York “A Livable City” a place where you work to live, not live to work. https://www.rafaelespinal.nyc/Twitter: @RLEspinalInstagram: @RLespinal
019. Mason Youngblood

019. Mason Youngblood

2019-01-2401:18:54

Mason Youngblood is PhD student in Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology at the City University of New York, studying cultural evolution in songbirds and humans. His focus is on how cultural and organic evolution interface through sexual selection, and how cultural transmission mechanisms shape population-level diversity. He is also a musician and a DJ, he goes by Callosum and has a new EP out titled MoonWake. You can check out his music at soundcloud.com/Callosum-1 and read his published work at masonyoungblood.com
2018

2018

2019-01-0210:54

as we close out one rotation around the sun and begin another host Mario Benitez recaps his 2018. Follow The Life Plot on Instagram @TheLifePlot.
018. Unusual Culprits

018. Unusual Culprits

2018-10-2301:32:42

Fellow unusual culprits Lee Valentin, Ja-Ron Young, Juan Escalante and Stewie Vill sit to discuss traveling, the balance between laughs and points of interest, goals, language and classes to take while in enrolled in Boricua College.
017. Victor Roman

017. Victor Roman

2018-09-2901:13:56

Artist Victor Roman sits down to discuss his exhibits WWW and SENT, the toll on society living through digital platforms, New York City upbringings, metal and hardcore music in the early 2000's and other dope shit. peep Victor on Instagram: @VictorromanStudios Www.VictorRomanStudios.com
016. Joel Daness

016. Joel Daness

2018-09-1301:32:36

Joel Daness returns to The Life Plot and we get into 9/11, our experiences with church and religion, the state of the societal structure, futurism, Colin Kaepernick, Nike and the evidence for reality being a simulation.Peep Joel onInstagram: @The.Unreal.Joel
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