INTERVIEW: Podcast Host Adam Carr

How have you been?

I’ve been doing well! I know everyone across the country and the world has very different realities from one another, especially right now. I’ve been fortunate enough to not only continue my show but keep growing it during this pandemic. People seemed starved for content, and If me talking about bad dates for 45 minutes can help alleviate the day to day stress of things, then I’ve done my job.  

Can you talk to us more about your podcast Horribly Hollywood Single?

No matter your age, race, sexual orientation or economic standing we have one common denominator between us all…BAD DATES. As someone who used to excel greatly at this, I thought it was pertinent to create a show where people could basically come together and share their bad date stories. People laugh, they scream, they yell, we have blast. If you have a bad sate story, or want to hear them, then come by the show and subscribe, you won’t be disappointed. 

Did any event in particular inspire you to start a podcast on this topic?

Before I met my now fiancé Amy, I was a dating disaster. I created a one man show for the Hollywood Fringe Festival called “ADAM BOMBS” you can find it on my page on Youtube. Basically doing that show allowed me to put all my bad dates together and realize that the common denominator in all my romantically (mostly drunken) failed escapades was…ME. After a couple years I had a sit down with the lovely people over at Afterbuzz TV (Who have been working round the clock during this pandemic to keep shows like mine on air) and we decided to take my brand of a “Dumpster fire dating life” and make it a show.  

How is the recording process when you have guests?

The recording process has been great on my end. Before Corona the show was produced in house with Producer Jeff Graham who helped get the show off the ground. If you listen to the earlier episodes, you’ll hear him chime in from time to time with a great quip or joke. As Covid 19 forced LA to shut down I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. Luckily the show is currently  produced by Brianna Phipps at  Afterbuzz TV along with an incredible group of young professionals who stepped up during this pandemic and kept the station going. Obviously before quarantine it was always a blast to host guests at the Afterbuzz Studios in Burbank. Now that I get to do the show from home, I love the new perks as I host remotely and hear new bad dates. There’s no traffic and I can wear pajama pants. #winning

What are your goals for 2020?

I’d love to keep growing the show, reach more and more listeners and connect people during this very disjointed and isolated time. Personally I’m planning a wedding. So it’s always fun to talk bad dates, go down memory lane and realize how crappy my life used to be. Then I get to end the show, turn off the lights and rejoin my fiancé for dinner. Personally and professionally I’m counting on a lot of growth for the rest of the year.

What’s happening next with Horribly Hollywood Single?

I’m going to do what so many people dread. I’m going to interview my parents and ask them about bad dates lol. It’ll get uncomfortable, maybe there will be some yelling, but it will ALL be entertainment. Keep your eyes out for that in July.

Where can we stream Horribly Hollywood Single?

Youtube is the best place to find the show! If you prefer the podcast experience we are also available on I tunes, and Spotify. 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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