RelationShow tackles the wild, wonderful landscape of modern relationships with surprising, hard-won, and often funny insights gleaned from today’s most provocative thinkers. Hosts and real-life pals Faith Salie and Mario Correa engage compelling scientists, writers, celebrities, and, of course, everyday couples as they ferret out love, affection and connection…one Big Conundrum at a time. Follow us on Twitter @RelationShow
Larissa Bills is a seasoned television producer and radio aficionado. She has produced and written documentary and non-fiction programs for networks including MTV, Discovery, Lifetime, PBS and HBO. She has filmed in a whorehouse (for HBO's Cathouse) and The White House (not for HBO's Cathouse). She has interviewed professional bull riders AND Elizabeth Taylor AND Betty Friedan (not on the same day).
She also wrote and co-produced Mo Rocca's weekly Sirius Radio show. A graduate of New York University's film school, Larissa regrets not having gone into radio in the first place. She has had a string of failed relationships and now "thinks she is dating someone," which makes her a perfect contributor to RelationShow.
Mario is a Congressional aide turned lobbyist turned writer and commentator (there’s nothing he loves more than turning!)
He’s contributed to outlets that include The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, Us Weekly, The Denver Post, and Travel Weekly, among others. He was Washington Correspondent for Public Radio International’s Fair Game with Faith Salie; the “Channel Serf” television columnist for The Washington City Paper; host and co-executive producer of the WRC/NBC 4 pilot, PowerHouse; and a staff writer for two seasons on the TV series Whoa! Sunday with Mo Rocca.
Oh, and somewhere along the way, he turned from Chilean to American.
Born and raised in the well-mannered dairyland of Wisconsin, John moved to Brooklyn in 2003 to face his fear of large crowds and to pursue a career in music and audio engineering. After two years working a major recording studio, the now defunct Right Track Recording, John began his freelance career at WNYC. He contributed sound design to American Icons: The Great Gatsby. (He also found himself unwittingly tasked with preventing a tempestuous Courtney Love from smoking in the studio.) After a stint as the Technical Director for PRI’s Fair Game with Faith Salie, John worked with On The Media, Soundcheck, Freakonomics, Radiolab, Spinning on Air, Radio Rookies, and WNYC’s newsroom, before joining the staff of Studio 360 in 2012. John writes and performs literary folk rock as The Reverend John DeLore. He enjoys reading Dostoevsky by moonlight, and still dislikes large crowds.
Gideon Evans has worked on some award-winning television shows such as TV Nation, The Awful Truth with Michael Moore, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His voice has been heard on episodes of Beavis and Butt-head and Faith Salie's last public radio show, Fair Game.
Recently, he was the Co-Executive Producer of the 2011 MLB Fan Cave and an Executive Producer of the the Cooking Channel special My Grandmother's Ravioli with Mo Rocca, airing February 19th at 8 pm. Gideon wears a bright orange, full body bathing suit and has the magical ability to summon the help of marine life.
Kerrie was the Creator and Executive Producer of Public Radio International's Fair Game with Faith Salie, a satirical news and entertainment program syndicated across the country.
Before developing Fair Game, she was Senior Producer of Studio 360, an award-winning public radio program on pop culture and the arts. Kerrie produced and directed American Icons, a Peabody Award-winning special series on American art. She was Senior Producer for Beyond Computers, and on the production team for Spring Board, an Emmy-nominated public television series which she helped transform from a local program into a national show for PBS. Hillman has also reported on a wide range of topics, from science and technology to the arts, for programs such as PRI’s The World, Studio 360, Radiolab, and Beyond Computers.
Faith is a regular contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!
She’s also a panelist on the BBC America series, “Would You Rather…?” with Graham Norton. She was the host of Bravo’s The Approval Matrix and of the Planet Green series Treehugger TV. She’s appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Anderson, CNN, HLN, Bravo, VH1, and she’s written for Slate.com, O, The Oprah Magazine, and CNN.com. She hosted PRI's Fair Game with Faith Salie for its 300-episode run.
She’s probably the only Rhodes scholar who does stand-up comedy. Faith is on a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine collectable trading card that is worth hundreds of cents.