Episode 59: Studio 44

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In this Episode: Vegan drag queen Honey LaBronx (AKA Ben Strothmann) just moved into a gorgeous, affordable apartment in Manhattan. How he got it is another story. It involves negotiating with the IRS. PLUS a fellow podcaster shout out! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guest: Ben Strothmann is a brilliant singer, performer, photographer and drag queen living in an incredible apartment in Hells Kitchen, NY. His stage diva is Honey LaBronx. He is the host of Big Fat Vegan Radio and the cooking show Vegan Drag Queen. For more information about PrEP, the once-daily pill that can prevent HIV infection by up to 99%, go here. This is the link to his incredible episode about PrEP. Here he is as Honey LaBronx:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers ”

Army of Me” by Björk

“Like a Virgin” by Gianni Coletti vs. Musique Boutique

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 58: Subway Subculture

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In this Episode:

Genevieve found a purse on a train and hoped to return it to the owner. What she didn’t expect was to become deeply entwined with the subjects of its contents. You can read more stories about magic on the NYC subway at her awesome blog, Subway Subculture.

PLUS listener shout outs! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Come Together” by Primal Scream

“The Drugs Don’t Work” by The Verve

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 57: Goodbyes and Badbyes

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In this Episode:

Zhu Yi was unable to be in her home country when her grandmother died, but first she had to find out about it after the fact. Zhu talks about how her eccentric family has influenced her, inspired her, and like many families sometimes had the cops called on them.

Then Kerry joins The Bartender for the first ever “Tell The Bartender Theater” segment where they do a dramatic reading of a series of unflattering text messages about Kerry, accidentally sent to Kerry, from a (now former) friend of Kerry.

ALSO listener shout outs, and check out friend of the show‘s new podcast Grownups Are Talking!

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Guests:

Zhu Yi is a New York based playwright, born and raised in China. She writes in Chinese, English and the language of her Secret planet. She has an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University and is a 2012-2013 Emerging Artist Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, a Youngblood Writer at Ensemble Studio Theatre and an adjunct lecturer at Nanjing University, China.  Here she is, just being awesome:

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Kerry McEnerney is an awesome actor, musician and person. You can find some of her original music here. Here she is looking adorable:988832_10151945746985423_1764064977_n

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Under The Milky Way” by The Church

“Another Sunny Day” by Belle and Sebastian

“Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Dweezil Zappa

“The Medallion” by Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection

“The Young and the Restless” by Soap Opera Themes

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 56: Dating Fables and Spanking Tables

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In this Episode:

“Tyler” tells us the best gift to bring for the host of a private sex party. Hint: it’s homemade. Then Keri recalls some shitty dating experiences. Unfortunately, that’s literal. Also, have a band or write songs? Submit your own music to be featured on future shows! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Guests:

Tyler is anonymous but we thank him for his candor.

Keri is an actor, VO and commercial artist and yoga goddess. Here she is with the one and only Beckett:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bachelorette” by Björk

“Pop Queen” by Ben Lee

“Charmless Man” by Blur

“Predictable” by Bran Van 3000

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

Episode 55: If You See Something, Say Something (Even If It Takes A Few Years)

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In this Episode:

Mike tells a story that he has never told anyone (even his wife) and The Bartender is, for the first time, at a loss for words. Then Tommy talks about the idea of “casual racism”, which culminates with a story about what NOT to do when you “see something” suspicious on the train. Like the show?  Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Guests:

Mike Guild is a comedian and storyteller in NYC. He hosts a movie based show at Creek and the Cave called Movie Night with Mikeand is the producer of the storytelling open mic “The Dump” hosted by Jake Hart. He also is the head writer and director of the sketch team HOT BEEF. Follow him on Twitter @MikeGuildNYC. Here he is looking mysterious:184441_4825939042123_1188515362_n

Tommy O’Malley is a Brooklyn-based writer, blogger and storyteller. His work has appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Queerty, Swagger New York and more. He hosts “Big City Stories”, a monthly storytelling show in Manhattan, and appears regularly on other shows and podcasts, including “RISK!” (hosted by Kevin Allison) and “What Are You Afraid Of?” (hosted by Mara Wilson). He is an editorial intern and member of the Field Research Team at the NYC-based theater company The Civilians. Follow him on Twitter @tommyomalley. Here he is looking sharp:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“L.S.F.” by Kasabian

“Farrar, Straus And Giroux (Sea Of Tears)” by Destroyer

“Music To Watch Girls By” by The James Taylor Quartet

“Laid” by James

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 54: LIVE with Norm Lewis and The Bitchy Waiter!

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In this Episode:

The Bartender is joined by Norm Lewis and The Bitchy Waiter for another wonderful live show. PLUS a listener shout out, and we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Jordan McDonough! Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Full video of the show here:

Pics by the amazing Tom Scola:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

 

Episode 53: Hits and Misses

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In this Episode:

We hear stories from people who have loved, lost, and been punched by strangers. PLUS buy tickets now for Tell The Bartender LIVE on February 18th with Norm Lewis and the Bitchy Waiter! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Guests:

J LaLonde is a comedian, storyteller, and you can see his movie Fifty Shades of J available 2/14! Here is the trailer:

Brandon Collins is an up-and-coming stand-up comedian, actor and producer. He started acting and performing stand-up comedy in high school but didn’t pursue it any further until 2011 when he completed all of his higher education goals (Masters in School Counseling, what?!!). He has performed for Yelp NYC, Webster Hall and numerous NY comedy clubs and also produced shows that have been featured in the New York Comedy Festival. He is also one half of Comedy Outliers. Here he is looking adorably confused:

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John Frusciante is an actor, comedian, improviser and an awesome person. He is currently starring in the one man show Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live! He also kills it on Twitter. Here he is giving smeyes:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Nobody’s Empire” by Belle and Sebastian

“Luck Be A Lady” by Frank Sinatra

“Ceremony” by New Order

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists