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What Is The Come Up?


THE COME UP is an interview podcast that gets down to the root: how did the talented, determined creatives we draw our inspiration from—the ones whose movies we see, whose dresses we wear, whose Ted Talks we record, the ones we watch every week on That Show—how did they Make It? 

As a filmmaker and woman of color, host Cassie Freeman gets how the climb to success can seem daunting to emerging artists and makers in a content-saturated world. She explores with her guests their internal spiritual journeys—as well as the external stepping stones, opportunities, and strokes of good luck—that led them to their best professional lives. 


Cassie Freeman (HOST)

Cassie is an actor, public speaker, teacher, and creative. She is best-known for featured roles in major motion pictures like Inside Man and Blue Caprice, and memorable turns on TV shows from “Atlanta” to “Single Ladies” to MARVEL’s “Luke Cage.” She launched this podcast in August 2017 with then-cohost Margot Bingham to give voice to the struggles and triumphs of the many talented creatives of color she has worked with and admired. CassieFreeman.com.

Katharine Clark Gray (PRODUCER)

Katie writes and produces independent film, theatre, and now podcasts. Notable credits include The Paper Store, USER 927, If You Could Say It In Words, and a whole mess of plays. She is a Pew Fellow, and was the 2016 Playwright-in-Residence for Voices Inside/Out, bringing writing workshops to incarcerated populations.  Uncompromised Creative.com.

Tom Paul / Gigantic Post (MIXER)

In 2006, Tom Paul and Brian Devine of Gigantic Pictures partnered to build Gigantic Post on 25th Street in Chelsea, NYC. Gigantic offers full-service audio post—including two mixing stages, one of which is approved for Dolby Digital Printmasters; foleyand ADR studios; editing rooms; in-house post-supervision; and a vast sound library. Gigantic Post also offers two picture-editing suites, equipped with both Avids and Final Cut Pro editing systems. Gigantic Post shares a kitchen, conference room, lounge and MANY clients with the firm of Gray, Krauss, Sandler, Des Rochers. 

About Season 1

In 2017, THE COME UP premiered on Bumpers.fm with cohosts Cassie Freeman and Margot Bingham. The pair talked to everyone from W. Kamau Bell to Simone and Dorian Missick to LaLa Anthony - and many more! The complete first season is on Bumpers.fm.