On the Table with Serena Smith

Serena Smith

On the Table is an intimate and irreverent talk series about the messiness of being human, hosted by slowly reforming perfectionist Serena Smith. Featuring open, long-form conversations, OTT isn't so much about the ways in which we've arrived, but about the places we're in progress. Shot live over cocktails from an LA restaurant banquette, the series is inspired by Serena's former boss Larry King – who early in his career shot a show live from a Miami diner booth – and our host's undying love of flirting. Streamed live on YouTube every last Weds of the month. Powered by Eclipse.video read less
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Freedom as a Superpower with Zane Phillips | On the Table Ep 3
07-02-2024
Freedom as a Superpower with Zane Phillips | On the Table Ep 3
Serena gets in the booth for cocktails with actor, international heartthrob, and delicious hug of a human Zane Phillips to talk self-expression, owning your narrative, and the search for creative peace in this fizzy interview...and dance party? Here's hoping. On the Table is shot live from a banquette at Zinqué restaurant in sunny Venice, California and features conversations about the messiness of being human. Zane Phillips Instagram: @zanethan Serena Smith Instagram: @serenasmith__ + @onthetablewithserena Website: serenasmith.co Our killer crew Director/DP/host husband: Ian Smith Producer: Zoe Andrikidis Producer: Max Ostrove Audio: Thomas Snodgrass PA: Thomas Robinett Powered by eclipse.video About the host Serena Smith is a host, producer, writer, and dancer who has interviewed GOATs like Gloria Steinem, Pharrell Williams, Misty Copeland, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Gabriela Cámara, alongside too many friends and strangers to count. A four-time Emmy nominee, she was formerly Supervising Creative Producer at MasterClass – where she directed series spanning from food to feminism and won a James Beard Award – and Senior Producer at Larry King Now, which included writing the host’s questions and interviewing guests. She got her start in the industry working for Oprah Winfrey, was a restaurant critic in Chicago, and during one college winter break played a fairy princess who granted children wishes. It was magnificent. Raised in Montreal, Vancouver, and Chicago, Serena graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism with a minor in psychology and an incorrigible curiosity about the human condition. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, ‘On the Table’ director Ian Smith, and their remarkable community of friends. If you need her, chances are she’s onstage at Stud Country. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ottserenasmith/message
"Catch the genius monster" with Qveen Herby & Nick Noonan | On the Table Ep 1
04-12-2023
"Catch the genius monster" with Qveen Herby & Nick Noonan | On the Table Ep 1
Serena gets in the booth for martinis with rapper, musician, and self-discovery guru  @QveenHerby  – aka Amy Noonan – and her producer-husband Nick to discuss their public evolution as artists and people, what it takes to say no to the sure thing, and rewriting the rules of success for themselves and others in this candid, wide-ranging conversation. Books, music, and other things referenced in this interview: Drink Masters – Netflix series | https://www.netflix.com/title/81437299 Pharrell on water and creativity | https://www.fastcompany.com/3021377/pharrell-get-busy The War of Art – Stephen Pressfield book | https://amzn.to/3R7Wjrw Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert book | https://amzn.to/49ZGJXJ Your Elusive Creative Genius – Elizabeth Gilbert TED talk | https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_your_elusive_creative_genius Everybody's Got Something – Robin Roberts book | https://amzn.to/3GKofxb Teal Swan | https://tealswan.com/ The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self – Martha Beck book | https://amzn.to/3T7OLHX Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God – HBO doc series | https://www.hbo.com/love-has-won-the-cult-of-mother-god Wendy Parr, holistic artist coach | https://www.wendyparr.com/ The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van der Kolk book | https://amzn.to/3Rnn4tx Matt Kahn | https://mattkahn.org/ Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender – David R. Hawkins book | https://amzn.to/46APdSg Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving – Pete Walker book | https://amzn.to/4a5Lijs Stick Season – Noah Kahan song | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKrDdsgXuso Les Misérables musical | https://www.lesmis.com/ Lit – Mary Karr novel | https://amzn.to/3uF5lF9 Primer on Carl Jung philosophy | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8WekZ6D-qM *Note: The Amazon links are affiliate. If you use them to make a purchase, I get a tiny commission at no cost to you, and you're essentially a patron of the show. Win-win. Qveen Herby & Nick Noonan Instagram: @qveenherby & @jediinick Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4o4tLTIJ3eWMFerz73atcT?si=2ZRCEXRrRQmZabCByn98PA Website: https://qveenherby.com/ A playlist of our favorite tracks: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3qLJEzmW21Sn80fAIFHZe7?si=8ecde8265c7f4ea8 Serena Smith Instagram: @serenasmith__ Our killer crew– Director/DP/host husband: Ian Smith Cam op/gaffer/grip/BTS photog: Luke Dejoras Producer: Zoe Andrikidis Producer: Max Ostrove PA: Thomas Robinett Powered by eclipse.video --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ottserenasmith/message