About Us

The Story Behind Our Podcast

Behind The Mic

Joe Salazar

Show Host

Joe is the host of your dreams with his Keanu Reeves-like chill and John Cena attitude! The Happy Apple Podcast is a project that has come to fruition for Joe as he has always dreamed of being a radio personality while dabbling in various types of art such as music, photography, improv, acting, writing, editing and producing. His hope for the podcast is to share inspirational stories that will encourage others to take that leap to better themselves and their community. 

“The Mission to Fruition.” 

Gina Giacalone

Show Host

When Joe asked Gina if she wanted to do a Podcast, she immediately was excited to join in on the fun of award show banter and pop culture discussion while sipping cocktails in one of the coolest spots in downtown Alameda. ​With a love for theater, dance, music and food, you can catch her finding those trendy hole in the wall spots on the weekends (follow @yumbayeats), and of course sharing laughs with our happy apples!

About Our Show

Joe and Gina grew up as only children with the dream of becoming entertainers.  With a passion for the open mic, meeting new people throughout the Bay Area and sharing inspirational stories, Happy Apple Podcast was born.