Soul Balm by Clark Moore
Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

June 2, 2021

For the season 2 finale (!), Clark interviews his mentor and fellow Dartmouth alum — actor, director, comedian, podcast and talk show host — Aisha Tyler (“Whose Line Is It Anyway,” “Archer,” “Criminal Minds”). Clark and Aisha each crack open a bottle of “Courage + Stone” — Aisha’s craft cocktail brand — and discuss Aisha’s history as a mixologist. Aisha reveals that embracing risk has been a key component to her success, in addition to sharing other life lessons she’s learned (take notes!). Clark asks Aisha about spending time in Ethiopia as a very young girl, and Aisha dives into her lineage. Clark and Aisha discuss what it means to be their authentic selves while navigating Hollywood. Aisha shares what her 10-year plan was to become a director. Finally, Aisha shares what is currently healing her mind, body and spirit—her Soul Balm.

Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)
Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)
Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)
Intern Sally Elizabeth Young
Soul Balm is a Paradoxical Production. (IG: @helloparadox)

Kirby Howell-Baptiste

Kirby Howell-Baptiste

May 26, 2021

Clark interviews British actor Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“The Good Place,” “Barry,” and “Why Women Kill”). Clark asks Kirby about attending the premiere of her latest movie, Disney’s “Cruella” (releasing 5/28 on Disney+ and in theaters). Clark and Kirby bond over both being delusional about the origin of their friendship. Kirby reveals how she lets negative comments from people she doesn’t know roll right off her back. Clark asks Kirby about being raised in North London, and Kirby shares how she got involved with acting at a young age. Clark and Kirby discuss Kirby’s re-education with racism after moving to the US. Kirby reveals her experience with being racially profiled in a designer store. Clark and Kirby discuss the need for reparations for Black Americans. Finally, Kirby shares what is currently healing her mind, body and spirit—her Soul Balm.

Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)

Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)

Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)

Intern Sally Elizabeth Young

Soul Balm is a Paradoxical Production. (IG: @helloparadox)

Ryan O’Connell

Ryan O’Connell

May 19, 2021

Clark interviews writer, comedian, and actor Ryan O’Connell (known for Netflix’s “Special,” and his memoir, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves”). Clark asks Ryan about growing up in a small beach town an hour north of Los Angeles. Ryan reveals how important the movie “Cruel Intentions” was for him. Clark and Ryan discuss the lack of accessibility for disabled people. Ryan shares that after being hit by a car, he was more comfortable saying that his disability was from the accident, instead of cerebral palsy. Clark asks Ryan about his first writer’s room in Hollywood. Clark and Ryan discuss being rejected in Hollywood and how it motivates them. Clark asks Ryan about the second and final season of “Special,” streaming on Netflix 5/20. Finally, Ryan shares what is currently healing his mind, body and spirit—his Soul Balm.
Photo Credit: Ryan Pfluger
Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)
Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)
Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)
Intern Sally Elizabeth Young
Soul Balm is a Paradoxical Production. (IG: @helloparadox)

FLETCHER

FLETCHER

May 12, 2021

Clark interviews “THE S(EX) TAPES” EP singer-songwriter — known for her hits like “Undrunk” and “Bitter” — FLETCHER. Clark asks FLETCHER about her song “Last Laugh,” which is featured in the Academy Award winning film, “Promising Young Woman.” Clark and FLETCHER bond over both being sensitive Pisces. FLETCHER shares she’s from the New Jersey Shore (it’s nothing like the show!), and how performing as a Disney Princess at birthday parties built character. FLETCHER reveals that she was an anxious child with OCD, and how her journey to understand and educate herself on mental health saved her life. Clark and FLETCHER stress the importance of normalizing conversations about mental health. FLETCHER shares how her first major break up inspired her to write music. Clark asks FLETCHER about navigating the music industry as a queer woman, and how she stays true to herself. Finally, FLETCHER shares what is currently healing her mind, body and spirit—her Soul Balm.
Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)
Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)
Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)
Intern Sally Elizabeth Young

Pat Regan

Pat Regan

May 5, 2021

Clark interviews the truly iconic comedian, writer, and “Seek Treatment” podcast co-host, Pat Regan. Clark asks Pat about growing up in Long Island with 6 other siblings. Pat shares how his sobriety journey started, and what it was like getting sober where he grew up. Clark asks Pat about his closeted years before coming out at 25. Pat describes his love for long distance running, and how that intertwines with his eating disorder. Clark asks Pat about his relationship with his voice, and they talk about the relationship between sexism, misogyny, and homophobia. Pat reveals that he worked through his anger in therapy, and how that changed his relationship with his family. Finally, Pat shares what is currently healing his mind, body and spirit—his Soul Balm.

Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)
Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)
Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)
Intern Sally Elizabeth Young
Soul Balm is a Paradoxical Production. (IG: @helloparadox)

Catherine Cohen

Catherine Cohen

April 28, 2021

After a brief disaster with a fire alarm, Clark finally interviews comedian, poet, and co-host of the “Seek Treatment” podcast, Catherine Cohen. Clark asks Catherine about her current quarantine experience in a hotel in Toronto. Clark and Catherine bond over their need to constantly strive for more in their careers as two Ivy Leaguers. Clark asks Catherine about her religious upbringing in Texas. Catherine reads several quotes from a variety of books (not sponsored). Catherine shares that she grew up doing theatre, and after graduating Princeton, joined the improv group UCB in NYC. Clark asks Catherine how she found her love of live performances. Clark and Catherine discuss her book of poems, “God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems From a Gal about Town.” Catherine reveals what it was like to finally share poetry that didn’t always have a joke in it. Finally, Catherine shares what is currently healing her mind, body and spirit—her Soul Balm.
Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)
Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)
Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)
Intern Sally Elizabeth Young
Soul Balm is a Paradoxical Production. (IG: @helloparadox)

Gabrielle Ruiz

Gabrielle Ruiz

April 21, 2021

Clark interviews his “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-star, Broadway performer, and co-host of the podcast “What are Friends For,” Gabrielle Ruiz. Clark asks Gabrielle about her nesting process as she prepares for the birth of her first child. Gabrielle reveals she suffered a miscarriage in 2019. Clark and Gabrielle bond over having type-A personalities, and how Gabrielle has let go of control during pregnancy. Clark asks Gabrielle about growing up in a small town in Texas. Clark and Gabrielle reminisce about dancing together. Gabrielle shares how she evolved from being a dancer in “In the Heights” on Broadway to becoming an actor on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Clark shares his first impression of Gabrielle. Finally, Gabrielle shares what is currently healing her mind, body and spirit—her Soul Balm.

Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)

Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)

Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)

Intern Sally Elizabeth Young

Soul Balm is a Paradoxical Production. (IG: @helloparadox)

Alycia Pascual Peña

Alycia Pascual Peña

April 14, 2021

Clark interviews actor, dancer, model, and singer Alycia Pascual Peña (“Moxie,” “Saved by the Bell”). Clark asks Alycia about starring in Amy Poehler’s Netflix movie, “Moxie,” and how her personal relationship with activism helped shape her role. Alycia reveals what her own high school experience was like as an Afro-Latina woman from the South Bronx attending a predominantly white school. Clark asks Alycia about finding her Afro-Latina identity at a young age. Clark and Alycia bond over their respective hair journeys, and the importance of having a stylist who specializes in Black hair on set. Clark asks Alycia about her co-star and roommate, Josie Totah. Finally, Alycia shares what is currently healing her mind, body and spirit—her Soul Balm.

Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)

Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)

Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)

Intern Sally Elizabeth Young

Soul Balm is a Paradoxical Production. (IG: @helloparadox)

Dr. Mariel Buquè

Dr. Mariel Buquè

April 7, 2021

Clark interviews holistic psychologist, and sound bath meditation healer Dr. Mariel Buquè. Clark begins the conversation by asking Dr. Buquè to lead them through a breathing exercise. Clark asks Dr. Buquè about how she creates boundaries for herself given the nature of her work, and Dr. Buquè not only reveals her morning ritual, but shares how everyone else can find their own mindful and gratitude based practices. Clark and Dr. Buquè discuss growing up in the Dominican Republic, and then her eventual move to the US where she received her doctorate in psychology from Columbia University. Clark asks Dr. Buquè about her mission to connect racial-ethnic minorities to culturally affirming mental health care. Dr. Buquè explains epigenetic and intergenerational trauma. Finally, Dr. Buquè shares what is currently healing her mind, body and spirit—her Soul Balm.

Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)

Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)

Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)

Intern Sally Elizabeth Young

Soul Balm is a Paradoxical Production. (IG: @helloparadox)

Erinn Hayes

Erinn Hayes

March 31, 2021

Clark interviews his “Huge in France” co-star Erinn Hayes (“Chidrens Hospital,” “Medical Police,” “Kevin Can Wait”). Clark asks Erinn about handling herself on set, and how that’s evolved over the course of her career. Erinn shares how she’s been handling quarantine. Clark and Erinn discuss their relationship with aging in entertainment. Erinn reveals the pep talk she gives herself before a big comedy scene. Clark asks Erinn about meeting her husband at a young age, and she explains why their relationship works 20 something years later. Erinn shares how she keeps her children off social media. Clark and Erinn breakdown their frustrations with their individual careers. Clark asks Erinn about her experience with “Kevin Can Wait.” Finally, Erinn shares what is currently healing her mind, body and spirit—her Soul Balm.

Executive produced by Clark Moore (IG: @mrclarkmoore)

Co-Executive produced by Simone Spira (IG: @simcitay)

Produced by Liz McDonnell (IG: @liz_mcdonnell)

Intern Sally Elizabeth Young

Soul Balm is a Paradoxical Production. (IG: @helloparadox)

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