Patrick Hinds

Patrick Hinds

Patrick is the founder of the Obsessed Network. He began his podcasting journey in 2013 as the creator, co-producer, and host of the popular Theater People podcast, a show featuring full-length interviews with Tony winners, Broadway legends, and today’s brightest theater stars. Theater People was recently included on NPR’s hand-picked list of the best podcasts on the internet, was included on Buzzfeed.com's list of the 22 best pop-culture podcasts online, and was named an honoree in the category of "Best Podcast" by the 2015 Webby Awards. 

In partnership with TodayTix, Patrick launched Broadway Backstory in 2016. Through interviews with the creators, actors, writers, directors, and producers who lived it, Broadway Backstory finds out how beloved shows developed from an idea to a full Broadway production.

In 2017, Patrick was tapped by Disney Theatrical Productions to produce and host The Official Disney On Broadway Podcast 

Each episode takes a deep dive into Disney's productions on Broadway and around the world. 

 

He is also the co-author of The Whole World Was Watching: Living in the Light of Matthew Shepard and the author of The Q Guide to NYC Pride. 

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Gillian Pensavalle

Gillian Pensavalle (she/her) is a professional podcaster and all around creator.

 

Gillian is the co-host/creator of the top-ranked true crime comedy podcast True Crime Obsessed, where she and Patrick Hinds recap true crime documentaries with humor and heart. With close to 100 million downloads, their coverage of documentaries such as Night Stalker, The Jinx, Fyre Fraud, and Class Action Park has captured the attention of true crime fans everywhere.

 

She launched The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast in January of 2016 and releases weekly episodes hosting Hamilton cast, crew, creatives, musicians, and those in the Lin-Manuel Miranda/Hamilton universe including all four members of the creative team, known as The Cabinet™ (Lin has been on twice!). Gillian is the creator, host, editor, and executive producer of this passion project, and loves every second of it.

 

Teaming up with her husband Michael Paul Smith, Gillian is the co-creator, producer, and star of The Residuals, a successful comedy series based on the couple's the real-life auditioning for commercials in New York City. She is also the executive producer of Ted and Michael Read Sketches into Microphones, Mike’s sketch comedy podcast.

 

In December of 2020, Gillian was the executive producer of 'Twas the Night, free radio play created to raise money for The Actors Fund and help bring holiday cheer in the midst of a pandemic.

 

In her many years in the entertainment industry Gillian has experience as an actor, voiceover artist, editor, show runner, producer, and on-camera host.

 

A born and raised New Yorker, Gillian lives uptown with her husband Mike and their new rescue pup Fiona. Gillian absolutely loves making podcasts and can't believe she gets to do what she loves every day.

 

Most importantly, please tell your dog she said hi.

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