We had the good fortune of connecting with Pamela Portnoy Alexa Marie Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Pamela Portnoy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The idea first sprouted from too much wine. We’re kidding… sort of. We’re both actors who worked together at our side hustle and every day after work we found ourselves at happy hour venting profusely because we felt bogged down by our job and the fact that we weren’t coming across opportunities to act as often as we would like. We wanted to build ourselves a creative outlet that would fulfill our desire to act as well as to connect with other people, and hopefully sprout this endeavor into a business.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
On our podcast, No One’s Okay, we always try explore as many sides of a discussion as possible. When choosing a topic for an episode we don’t plan what we’re going to say in advance, at times it comes out as a stream of consciousness and the audience is along for the ride as we question both each other and ourselves, while being incredibly vulnerable in the process. We are fans of saying that “the only thing we know for sure is that we don’t know.”

We think that what sets us apart from other podcasts is the combination of comedy and humility we inject into our relentless vulnerability.

Getting to this point has definitely had its challenges. When we first took on this endeavor we would second guess a lot of the things we would say. This project has challenged us to be more open by sharing our experiences, passions, struggles, and dreams with the audience. You don’t realize how difficult authenticity can be until you decide to do it weekly, on a public platform.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Here we go! There are so many things we would suggest!

Assuming the world is open and ready, we suggest you visit the following places for drinks:
Clifton’s Cafeteria
Seven Grand (for the whiskey fans)
The Normandie Club
Musso and Frank (for martinis)
Jumbo’s Clown Room

Also, we highly suggest:
Lechuza Beach Malibu
Point Dume Malibu
Griffith Observatory

If coming to LA around October:
Halloween Horror Nights (we’re big fans!)
Sidenote: Go get dinner at CityWalk before you go!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We would not be where we are today without the love and support from our families and close friends. We also want to thank Jason Crow of Soundworc Studios for guiding us through the insanity that is the technological world of podcasting.

Website: www.noonesokay.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noonesokay/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoOnesOkay

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaaxFe-JGXu1ijJhW4LA9A

Other: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/no-ones-okay/id1495487224 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/71zwoGcKEgZ8FvMVcwPawh?si=85kZIupGTICYMvarnmw0ag

Image Credits
Sean Moore Photography RebelFern

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