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Upside Down and Halfway to Happyland – Crew

Hi all, we the crew felt that you’d like to know a little more about the people who bring you the fabulous and shiny world of Upside Down and Halfway to Happyland. So here you go….


athenamuze Hi I’m Kim and well, I produce and host Happyland. I do a lot of podcasting and many things in the Joss Whedon Fandom. I also spend my days warping young minds, and indulging my very tolerant husband.

So Kim what other podcasts are you involved with? – Check out Between the Lines Studios for most of my work. You can also catch me on Quirky Nomads occasionally and I also have a part in the Airship Diaries audio drama.

and what other Podcasts do you listen to? – This would be an insane list if I put them all here, but a few of my favorites are The Watchercast, Strangely Literal, The Eclectic Review, Savage Love, This American Life, Quirky Nomads, and most of the BtL podcasts 🙂

and finally what is your favourite Buffy / Angel character or moment? – This is like asking someone to pick a favorite child!

verseandyHi I’m Andy, sometimes verseandy, and I’m the Assistant Producer for Upside Down and Halfway to Happyland. Basically that means that’s it my job to ensure that the episode comes together and is posted on time, oh and anything else that the awesome Kim wants. Outside of Happyland I’m also a member of the Between the Lines Studios crew. Away from podcasting my time is split between my family and my job as an IT Manager in the UK working for a large US car company, (who have a fondness for naming their cars with the letter ‘F’).

So Andy what other podcasts are you involved with? – I’m the co-host for the Being Human Cast, I worked on Buffy Between the Lines and now Angel Between the Lines. I’m a member of The Signal crew and I co-host an internal IT podcast at work. I was also involved with the Airship Diaries audio drama, and currently have a voice acting role that I can’t discuss at the moment….

and what other Podcasts do you listen to? – Buffy/Angel Between the Lines, The Signal, The Babylon Podcast, Sending a Wave, Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4, Gareth Jones On Speed, OddIT – The BCS Podcast, Whitelist – The BCS Security Podcast, Strangely Literal, Tales from the ‘Verse, Joss’d, Let’s Talk Joss, Short Cummings Audio, 3 Chicks & a Mic, The Guild, The Week in Whedon, Cadmium2, Three Edged Sword, The Farpoint Recap, Fannish Inquisition, Material World, Robert Llewellyn’s CarPool, Robert Llewellyn’s Machine of the Week, WhedonCast

and finally what is your favourite Buffy / Angel character or moment? – This probably sounds really bad but I actually like the whole run of episodes when Willow goes evil. I’ve always liked her character and how much she changes throughout the show, so to see her at this ultimate low, and then how she rebuilds from that I find compelling viewing.

docpsifiI’m John and I’m the other editor. It’s my job to make everyone sound great. I’m originally from Arkansas but now reside in Maryland. My job involves studying how sound travels in the atmosphere, yea one of those scientist guys. For relaxation I work in the yard (when it is not cold outside), edit podcasts, play video games, watch DVDs, and try not to drive my wife insane.

So John what other podcasts are you involved with? – Buffy and Angel Between the Lines, Joss’d, Tales from the Verse, Strangely Literal, fanTABZulous, and anything else Kim, Heidi, Crystal, or Tabz thinks up for me to do. Other projects TBD.

and what other Podcasts do you listen to? – Anime Podcast-theOtaku.com, Anime World Order, Anything Ghost, The Babylon Podcast, Buffy Between the Lines, Charlie Jade Verse, Cook’s Illustrated Video Podcast, Doctor Who: Tin Dog Podcast, The Dragon Page – Cover to Cover, Evo @ 11, ExtraLife Radio, fanTABZulous, GeekNights, Geek By Night, Hometown Tales, I Should Be Writing, Joss’d, The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas, LOST Podcast: The Transmission, miketechshow, The Money Pit Home Improvement, The Takeover, NPR: Car Talk, The Official LOST Podcast, Podnutz, SciFi Surplus, SkyNext Terminator, Slice of SciFi, Strangely Literal, Stranger Things TV, Tales from the Verse, Technorama, Voices of Babylon, WhatTheCast?, Escape Pod, Pseudopod (yes I spend 2-3 hrs in the car a day commuting).

and finally what is your favourite Buffy / Angel character or moment?Favorite character(s): Willow for the path she takes, Xander for his light hearted comic relief, Giles for his surprising moments, Cordelia for her progression in Angel, and the Mayor best villian. My favorite episode(s): “Once More with Feeling”, Angel as a muppet, Cordelia rents an apartment, Cordelia’s last Angel episode, Band Candy, Buffy Season 3.

mangatar_heidiHi, I’m Heidi and I used to work on pulling sound clips from the TV show to use in the Happyland episodes and as one of the editors. However now I work with Kim and Andy to publish the new episodes. At the moment podcasting is my job, too bad it doesn’t pay.

So Heidi what other podcasts are you involved with? – I’m an associate producer for Buffy and Angel Between the Lines, have a segment on Joss’d, and am a cohost on Future Traditions, a Jericho podcast and have a part in the Airship Diaries audio drama.

and what other Podcasts do you listen to? – Buffy Between the Lines, Joss’d, Starkville’s House of El, Skynext, 10th Wonder, Geek Out Loud, 3 Chicks and a Mic, Fringe Dwellers, Echo Alert, Chic Geek, Squint Squad, and many others.

and finally what is your favourite Buffy / Angel character or moment? – Some of my favorites: Anya, Xander, Fred, Spike, Lorne, and Wesley. So hard to choose.

Hi! I’m Kinsey (sometimes tvindy), and I’m one of the editors. I’m originally from Indiana but have done a lot of traveling and been to over 30 countries. I currently reside in and podcast from Brazil. When not podcasting, I teach English and muck about on my computer.

So, Kinsey, what other podcasts are you involved with? – I work as an editor and occasional voice actor for Between the Lines Studios and also have a podcast called Brazilianisms, which is all about Brazil. I also have a seldom-updated podcast called Tvindy Time. (Ideas for half a dozen new podcasts are percolating in my head, but I just don’t have the time to create them.)

and what other Podcasts do you listen to? – Abby’s Road, Angel Between the Lines, Books and Ideas Podcast, Brain Science Podcast, Dragon*Pod, Eat This Hot Show, Future Traditions, The Gamma Quadrant, Grammar Girl, Israelisms, Jawbone Radio, The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas, Love Long and Prosper, Macbreak Weekly, MonsterTalk, The Murverse, Night Guy, Car Talk, One Eighteen: Migration, Security Now, Skepticality, This Week in Fun, This Week in Tech, The WEIRD Show

and finally what is your favourite Buffy / Angel character or moment? – I like when the Scoobies are racing to prevent Evil Willow from destroying the world, and Dawn gets mad at them because no one told her Giles was back in town!

Hi my name’s Scott and I’m one of the editors for Happyland. I take the  various recordings and attempt to knit them into a coherent whole. I got into audio editing by way off another Between the Lines Studios production and when the call went out, I signed on here. During the day, I play a mild-mannered IT specialist in a healthcare setting.

and what other Podcasts do you listen to? – There are tons – or at least Gigs… Some of the audio only are: Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, The Signal (Firefly), Pseudopod (horror), This American Life, The Skeptics Guide to the Universe, RadioNowhere, HowStuffWorks, and the podcasts out of RelicRadio.com, then there’s video: Slate V, Geekbrief.TV, Labrats, and Boing Boing Video, among others.

and finally what is your favourite Buffy / Angel character or moment? – My favorite things about Whedon shows are usually where the shows demonstrate how good writing/ideas/etc. can be on TV – as opposed to how television normally is. Sometimes it is concepts – big picture ideas like sacrifice, redemption, loss  – and sometimes its production – who makes a silent episode? or a musical? or a space western? (a spwestern, if you will) And then there’s the dialog… (Good times…)

Hi, I’m Christine and I pull audio clips for the show. I watch way too much TV, and make the sporadic attempt to further my acting career.
I’m a beta reader for Between the Lines, and the occasional cast member. I tend to cameo on other podcasts like Joss’d, Strangely Literal, and Tuning Into SciFi TV. But mostly, I stick to submitting voicemails.

and what other Podcasts do you listen to? – I listen to Tuning Into SciFi TV, Slice of SciFi, Knights of the Guild, The Signal, Pottercast… well, there’s more. But those are the shows I listen to first.

and finally what is your favourite Buffy / Angel character or moment? – I’m not a fan of picking favorites. After years of trying, I decided that Andrew was my favorite Buffy character (weird, I know). I still haven’t come up with a favorite Angel character. If you’d ask me what moments make me cry each time, then I could give you a list! The prom speech, The Body (I skip it to save my sanity), Fred dying, Wesley dying… Whoops! Spoiler Alert!


Former Crew members…

Well every so often the real world intervenes and crew members leave us. The new ones get added onto the crew page but I don’t want to forget those that helped bring you Happyland in the past…

jeffI’m Jeff and I’m an editor for UDHH. It ‘s my job to clean and assemble the various segments into a cohesive episode. I was born and raised in Texas, but currently live in Colorado. I spent some time in the Marines and after that the consulting industry. I currently work as a software/network engineer at a large telecom company where I develop Linux/Apache/MySQL/Perl/PHP applications. I have a large family that takes up much of my time, but also enjoy gaming and reading.

So what other Podcasts do you listen to? – Buffy Between the Lines, Escape Pod, Firefly Talk, Joss’d, Matt’s Today in History, Metamor City, Sending a Wave, The Signal

and finally what is your favourite Buffy / Angel character or moment? – My favorite Buffy/Angel character is Cordelia, because of the journey of self-discovery and personal growth she undergoes over the course of both shows (and it doesn’t hurt that she’s one of the hottest women on the planet). My favorite episode is the musical “Once More with Feeling” which I still listen to often.

suziqb77I am Suzi (sometimes called Suzanne on BBTL), I help pull sound clips from T.V. episodes. When not podcasting, I teach Science.

So Suzi what other podcasts are you involved with? – I help do SFX for BBtLS and ABtLS, do some voice for BTL, read for Strangely Literal, one of the Co-Hosts for Future Traditions, and I host another podcast called Nekidspike.com

and finally what other Podcasts do you listen to? – I listen to BBtLS, Joss’d, Scott Sigler, A&E Ireland, Ask a Ninja, Big Love, Bones, Hypersensitive, several NASA ones, Nick Brendon’s Audioblog, Sofadog’s Podcast, Squint Squad, The Guild, The Week in Whedon

 

 

 

One Response to “Upside Down and Halfway to Happyland – Crew”

  1. Hey everybody, I just wanted to say thanks for producing this podcast. I’m new to podcasts and luckily, I stumbled onto this one. It’s grown nicely into a full-bodied podcast and I look forward to hearing more of the diverse opinions from members of the Buffy/Whedon fandom. Keep it coming!

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