#63 Around the World with Lindsay Jones

This week we welcome back the very first guest to ever sit down for an interview, it’s the return of Sound Designer Lindsay Jones! But this is no ordinary episode. Lindsay is the undisputed king of travel tips, tricks, hacks, secrets, and every other solution to making life on the road as stress free as possible and he joins us today to share with us his wealth of knowledge and experience. Cory and Lindsay chat about airline preferences, loyalty miles, perks and upgrades, best and worst airports, booking websites, what to do if your flight gets canceled, car rental insurance and a whole host of other related topics. They talk about the thankless job of Company Manager and the role they play in making travel arrangements for designers. And as an added bonus, Lindsay shares with us a fascinating tale from his current show ‘Privacy’ at the Public Theatre, which may or may not involve a certain US Citizen living in an undisclosed location in Russia. If you’re a designer who travels a lot, this episode is required listening and will hopefully be the first in a series with Lindsay as he helps everyone learn how to save the tears for opening night, not the Delta terminal.

Lindsay Jones has designed Sound for the Broadway productions of Bronx Bombers and A Time to Kill. Recent Off-Broadway credits include Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons); Smokefall (MCC); Mr. Joy (LCT3| Lincoln Center Theatre); Privacy, Dry PowderBarbecueWild With Happy (Public Theater); and many others. Regionally he has worked with Arena Stage, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and many others. International credits include Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England) and many others. His awards include seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 21 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, one LA Drama Critics Circle Award and three Drama Desk Award nominations, as well as nominations for Helen Hayes, Barrymore and many others. Film scoring credits include Magnolia Pictures’ The Brass Teapot and HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award—Best Documentary).