Episode 66: In The Moment

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In this Episode:

Ever had to make a life changing decision immediately? We hear from two people who didn’t have a lot of time to make an important choice. First, Luke talks about finding himself face to face with someone from his past (who happens to be a member of his church). And then we hear from Jan, a sergeant in the NYPD, who had to bend the rules a bit to help someone in need (it involves a Winnie The Pooh Piglet doll). Also, The Bartender is going on tour with the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl in October! See show dates here (more TBA). Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Luke Ratray is an extraordinarily talented photographer, DJ, and all around great friend. Here is some of his phenomenal work:

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Janice Herndon is a sergeant in the NYPD, and is the nicest person ever.

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Rock On” by David Essex

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

“In The City” by Joe Walsh

“End of a Century” by Blur

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 65: There’s No Business Like Show Business

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In this Episode:

Steve tells us about the time he was inspired to play music after meeting his idols, The Flaming Lips, who he eventually toured with. That’s also when he found out some dreams aren’t meant to be followed. And Niabi shares with us why she eventually quit a job as a knife thrower’s assistant for The Great Throwdini. Also, The Bartender is going on tour with the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl in October! See show dates here (more TBA). Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Steve Burns is an actor, musician and master storyteller. Here he is at The Moth, totally kicking ass:

Niabi is a musician, singer, performer and total joy to be around. She currently plays with the incredible band A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, and will be performing on September 10th at C’mon Everybody, October 9th at Terminal 5, and October 30th at MASS MoCa. You can see her in the trailer of the documentary with The Great Throwdini, Maximum Riskhere. Here she is with her band making sweet, sweet music.
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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bittersweet” by Chris Powers

“All Tomorrow’s Parties” by The Velvet Underground

“A Million Colors” by Phenotract

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 64: Well That Was Awkward

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In this Episode:

We hear three stories about some very awkward moments. One of them involves Arianna Huffington, another involves peach schnapps and the cops, and the last involves karaoke, because of course. Also, The Bartender is going on tour with the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl in October! See show dates here (more TBA). Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Allison Kilkenny is an independent journalist and the co-host of the awesome political podcast, Citizen Radio. She also co-wrote a book, “Newsfail“, and is a badass on Twitter.

Heath Brandon is an incredible actor and voiceover artist, and hates Peach Schnapps.

Shawn T. Andrew is also an actor and voiceover artist. But more important, he has two parakeets:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Wake Up” by Arcade Fire

“Ever Had A Little Faith?” by Belle and Sebastian

“Cum On Feel The Noize” by Bran Van 3000

“You Said Something” by PJ Harvey

“Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Dweezil Zappa

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 63: Pranks Gone Wild

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In this Episode:

Jim educates us about “Devil’s Night” (the night before Halloween), and how a prank he played on a neighbor went terribly, terribly wrong. Then things got worse.

And The Bartender recalls the time a joke she made got taken a little too seriously. It involves playing in a punk band called “Bitch Chicks On The Rag”.

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

About the Guests:

Jim Conroy is an actor and voiceover artist based in New York. Click here to get his recent appearance on the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl! And here’s a video of Jim doing one of the many things that he does best:

Katharine Heller is the host of this show, Tell The Bartender, and The Struggle Bus. Here she is doing a recent narration for the Animal Planet show, Mauled:

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“As (Seasons)” by Har Mar Superstar

“Better Be Home Soon” by Crowded House

“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

“Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 62: Breaking The Law

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In this Episode:

I’ll Accept The Charges: Very recently Clementine got a collect call from a correctional facility. It was her long lost uncle asking for help. But as time went on, the only things that started to add up in his story were the phone charges. Then things got weird. Clementine is using her real name but all other names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent – and the guilty.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Jackson found out the hard way – the very hard way – what happens when you throw a little party in your boss’s house while they’re away and put the invite on Facebook. Again, Jackson is using his real name but others have been changed to protect a certain restraining order.

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About the Guests:

Clementine and Jackson would prefer just to use their first names just in case someone tries to find them. So here’s a video of some kittens and their mama playing on a slide:

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Weird Divide” by The Shins

“White Collar Boy” by Belle and Sebastian

“William, It Was Really Nothing” by The Smiths

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 61: Inspired

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In this Episode:

In a world where it’s easy to lose faith in humanity, The Bartender sits down with two people who are making big changes with small actions to help others, and themselves. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Emily Tuckman is an actor, producer, and all around badass. You need to check out her web series Ambience, written by Mackenzie McBride. Here she is looking just adorable:

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Erica Palgon is a casting director in NYC. She runs a successful casting company Erica Palgon Casting & Beyond, casting for film, commercials, theater and webseries. Erica loves comedy, directing, creative writing and all things pop culture! Her favorite inspiring words to live by: Face the fear and do it anyway. She is very excited as she continues to put these words into action. Follow Opposite Erica on her inspiring journey. Look for her posts in the next few months, as she confidently takes on one of her long time goals of participating in the show Mortified, where she will read from her most embarrassing childhood journals and letters! Here she is being totally awesome/gorgeous/inspiring, as usual:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Nancy Sinatra

“Another Sunny Day” by Belle and Sebastian

“Roar” by Katy Perry

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 60: Odd Jobs

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In this Episode:

Survival jobs – that thing you do while pursuing the other thing you do that doesn’t pay all the bills yet. Here are stories from unique individuals who have been there and done that. We hear from a kids soccer referee, a personal assistant, a UPS employee and a bartender from a “Coyote Ugly” type establishment. PLUS listener shout outs! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Claire is an actor/singer/awesome person who will likely never coach kids soccer again.

Anna is a professional organizer and runs the very successful company Sorted By Anna!

Zene is an actor/comedian. You can hear his voice on many commercials and see him perform regularly with the comedy group Grape Dutches of York. Here he is at his night job:

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Betsy is a designer and owner of Affordable Interior Design, a NYC based design firm. She is also the host of the incredible podcast, Big Design, Small Budget. You can hear an episode with her AND Anna here! Here she is looking like a boss:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“What Do I Get” by Buzzcocks

“Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)” by Dramarama

“Act Naturally” by Buck Owens

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists