So, this is weird.
Ryan McGeorge Rogers is Global Community Manager at HIVE, which just ended their annual shitshow, sans Donkey & Dadsers but with Marianne Williamson. Rogers’s HIVE bio indicates “a background in event and media production, US politics, and community organizing. He has produced over 700 events, 2 feature films, 3 stand-up comedy specials, 2 docu-series, a massive Halloween festival, several magazines., a pop-up cultural center, a women’s roller derby league, 9 Albums and many other video, audio and podcast productions.”
I’m tight with the folks at the IMDb, who are most thorough. Rogers’s only credits on the site consist of two grade-z standup specials headlining a deceased comedian. No “feature films” are listed.
Much more interesting than Rogers’s questionable bio is the name of Rogers’s IG page: EXPERIMENTS IN HAPPINESS. The description: “In this age; learning to be happy, kind, passionate and truly alive are all revolutionary acts.” Goodness, that sentence reads like the writerly writing of Rainbow, the catalyst for love. Surely this isn’t a coincidence?
Could Rogers be producing Julia’s podcast, which may or may not come to pass? We know her work ethic! We also know how notoriously cheap Donkey is. Even cheaper than Ryan Allis, who won’t provide his top employees with health insurance but has the money to traipse around the world with his latest piece. Presumably, Donk could hustle Rogers into working for free, just like she did the folks on the abandoned Upward Spiral project.