Episode 111: Being Your Own Advocate – Health Adventures Edition!

Episode 111: Being Your Own Advocate – Health Adventures Edition!

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In this Episode: 

Molly Knefel shares a never before told story involving very serious health problems she encountered while receiving IVF treatment. Then Hilary Asare tells The Bartender about her horrible experience with a certain diet company who shall not be named (kidding, it’s totally named). Plus, pandemic adventures!

(CN for discussion of IVF and and assisted reproductive technology, and talk of weight and diet programs)

About The Guests:

Molly Knefel is a writer and educator. She is the co-host two podcasts, Radio Dispatch and Page 7. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue and the Guardian, and she is Molly from High Maintenance. Check out this article she wrote for Self, We Need to Talk More About Postpartum Rage. Here is a badass photo of her:

Hilary Asare is a Ghanaian-American actress, writer, and New York Neo-Futurist. You can hear her work on Hit Play, a New York Neo Futurist podcast. @hilaryasare on social media. Here she is, glowing:

KATHARINE SHOW ALERT!

See Katharine this Saturday, March 27th 2021 at 8:00pm in the New York Neo-Futurists online show, CyberWrench, with this sexy crew. There will be karaoke after. Tix start at $5, and links are here!

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Promises of Eternity” by The Magnetic Fields

“Heavy Balloon” by Fiona Apple

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 110: A Close Shave

Episode 110: A Close Shave

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In this Episode: 

Shaving, amirite? Guests Katie Hartman and Rob Neill each tell stories about some very sensitive hair removal experiences. The Bartender hard relates.

About The Guests:

Katie Hartman is a brilliant actor, writer, performer and colleague of The Bartender. You can stalk her on Instagram here. She is one half of the incredible comedy duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting. She also made out with Steve Buscemi in this movie. Here she is on a regular day:

Rob Neill (who has been on the show before – link here!) is a beautiful writer, actor, friend and co-worker of The Bartender. He is the artistic director of the New York Neo-Futurists (who are currently doing online shows and a podcast because, ya know, #pandemic). Yes, he’s the guy from this popular Heineken commercial. Here he is looking dapper as heck:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Baby Bitch” by Ween

“Queen” by Perfume Genius

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 109: It’s 5:00 Everywhere, with The Bitchy Waiter and Kyra Sims

Episode 109: It’s 5:00 Everywhere, with The Bitchy Waiter and Kyra Sims

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In this Episode: 

The Bitchy Waiter makes a triumphant return to talk about being a server during COVID, customers and vaccines (oh my), and Kyra Sims joins The Bartender to tell a story about several first times… in one night.

About The Guests:

The Bitchy Waiter, AKA Darron Cardosa, is an actor, friend and waiter. He has an incredible blog and book, and is an overall awesome person. Here he is serving up some excellence:

Kyra Sims is a musician, writer, actor, friend and rockstar. Check out her beautiful essay series on Patreon called Making Tracks. She also performs with The Bartender in the ensemble of the New York Neo-Futurists. Watch her on February 27th in The Darkest Web! (Tix here). Here she is in a commercial that will make you cry happy tears. This is Kyra with her beautiful french horn, Otto:

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Music Credits:

“Opportunities” by Pet Shop Boys

“Dare I Say” by Bran Van 3000

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 108: (Not) Home For The Holidays

Episode 108: (Not) Home For The Holidays

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In this Episode: 

When Susie’s daughter started having violent outbursts after their second child was born, the family was told it was just sibling rivalry. It was not. She shares the story of her family’s journey over the past decade to find help for her daughter. Then this year, COVID-19 made things even trickier.

About The Guest:

Susie Loeffler is a singer, actor, teacher, and all around talented badass. She also went to college with The Bartender, and probably has many embarrassing stories about her.

Here she is looking Winter hot:

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Music Credits:

“Cynicism” by Nana Grizol

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, sung by Susie Loeffler

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 86/69: Catfish in the Cradle

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In this Episode: 

Chemda and Keith, co-hosts of the Keith and The Girl podcast, were guests on this show years ago. A lot has changed. Chemda “spills the tea” about her recent divorce and why the relationship of 9 years ended, then Keith talks about a story UNFOLDING AS WE SPEAK about his dad, who recently emailed his ex wife. With her permission, Keith is now responding via email as his ex and is learning, well, a lot about his father.

Plus, The Bartender is a guest on one of their spin-off shows, My Opening Line, this week!

About The Guests:

Keith and Chemda are hosts of the Keith and The Girl podcast, recorded live daily, now in its 15th year. They’re kind of a big deal. Their podcast network also has many other amazing shows, and the two of them are the best.

Here they are looking hot af:

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Photo by the great Mindy Tucker

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Summer of 69” by Bryan Adams

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

Episode 106: It’s Harder To Give Up

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In this Episode: 

Jason, a musician and writer from Ontario, Canada, got sick and ended up in the hospital. He came out of a coma to find he had lost the use of his body. Jason talks about his path, being in a wheelchair, and how humor is always ok. Then Laura shares her story about taking risks, ignoring naysayers, and compares notes with The Bartender about being a fellow empath.

About The Guests:

Jason Garden is a musician and writer who wrote a book about his journey, “You’re Not Dead“. You can follow him on his blog and support his writing on Patreon. He is a rad, hilarious and kind person. Here he is showing us his tight selfie game:

Laura Chung is a travel blogger, podcaster, and all around beautiful human. On her podcast, Chase Wild Hearts, Laura speaks to inspiring women who ditched their traditional jobs and created their own dream businesses and lives. She crushes it on Instagram. Here she is looking like a badass:

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Katharine is pretty jazzed about the Regent (on the left), because they’re pretty great and Phil Collins would 100% approve.

 

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Scooby Snacks” by Fun Lovin’ Criminals

“New Slang (Live) by The Shins

“Criminal” by Fiona Apple

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 105: Pizza and Photos and Vampires (oh my)

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In this Episode: 

Callie and her boyfriend were offered to take free professional couples photos, but they broke up the day before the shoot. So when life gave her lemons, she made pizza.

Then T joins The Bartender to talk about acting, their temporary stint as a Jehovah’s Witness, and… vampires.

About The Guests:

Callie Jane Farnsworth is a Brooklyn based theatre director who travels to Manhattan when required. She is currently directing The Misadventures of Clown Zer0, a new musical podcast created by Nicole Hill and written by Connor Sampson. Clown Zer0 is a “ponderous, misfit clown’s wacky journey to self-discovery, self- love, and self-actualization”. To be released this spring! Callie should have a website, but for now you can check out what she’s doing on Instagram @originalamericantreat.

Here she is looking fly af:

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And here are the photos from her couples shoot with pizza, and the other photo shoot with pizza:

Couples pics: Femme Yellow Photography

Pizza Pics: Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly

T.L. Thompson is a Brooklyn based performer and a member of the NY Neo-Futurists, and just finished their Broadway Debut in Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. T can be heard as The Bishop in episode 3 of the podcast Adventures in New America, and co-stars in the newly released short film Flu$h alongside Heather Ács. You can soon catch T in Nervous/System as part of the New Wave Festival at BAM. T runs Tuff Chicks Painting, a women owned painting company in NYC.

Here is T looking fine, as usual:

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And here’s T with some other actors backstage on Broadway in Straight White Men:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Your Woman” by White Town

“The Last of the Famous International Playboys” by Morrissey

“Oceanside” by The Decemberists

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 104: For The Record (Store)

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In this Episode: 

When he was in his early 20’s, David soon realized that being a writer in LA was a lot harder than he thought. But everything changed one day when he walked into a vintage record store.

CN: this conversation has talk of depression and suicidal ideation

About The Guest:

David Nadelberg is a writer, producer, host, and all around a lovely person. He is the creator of Mortified, a storytelling show where people share embarrassing letters, notes and poems things they wrote as kids. His six episode docuseries, The Mortified Guide, is now available on Netflix. Here he is doing a TED Talk AS YOU DO:

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AWESOME HEADPHONES ALERT!

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Katharine is pretty jazzed about the Vasa BLÅ – Rose Gold White ones (on the left), and not just because they have a ring above the “A”. But maybe a little bit. But they’re also pretty great.

 

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“The Width of a Circle” by David Bowie

“Heroes” by David Bowie

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 103: “We Would Have Preferred Phish, Not Actual Fish” And Other Roadblocks While Fighting The Drug War

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In this Episode: 

Derek Rosenfeld and Tommy McDonald from The Drug Policy Alliance join The Bartender to talk about various obstacles they’ve experienced working to end the war on drugs. Derek recounts one bizarre tactic to deter a peaceful protest that involved dead fish, (not to be confused with his favorite band Phish), and Tommy recalls celebrating one of the proudest accomplishment of his career during one of the worst nights of his life.

PLUS Katharine shares audio of a beautiful speech her sister gave while accepting an award on behalf of her law firm’s pro-bono work for helping abused women and children! UNFORTUNATELY the audio also caught a sexist remark from a nearby attendant/colleague about her sister’s personal appearance as she took the stage to share an emotional story about their abusive father. So Katharine ends the episode with her feelings about that.

About The Guests:

Tommy McDonald is director of multimedia at the Drug Policy Alliance, co-host of their popular podcast Drugs and Stuff, and has the voice of an angel caressing a sea of velvet and molasses. After earning his B.A. at Tennessee State University, McDonald began his career as a sports writer for The Nashville Banner in 1991. He was a community news reporter at The Sacramento Bee and a local sports editor for ANG Newspapers, which owns The Oakland Tribune. McDonald also worked as a freelance writer and consultant for several years.

Derek Rosenfeld is Drug Policy Alliance‘s manager of social media and media relations, based in New York, and the co-host of the podcast Drugs and Stuff. Even under the most trying circumstances, he always manages to stay classy. Derek strives to promote harm reduction strategies for dealing with drug use, enjoys staying current on drug policy reform issues, and makes every effort to share current events with as many people as possible. Check out his articles about Kellyanne Conway’s recent tone deaf statements about drugs and ice cream, and how, because of the drug war, there is an deadly uptick of fentanyl in heroin.

Here are Tommy (l) and Derek (r) looking fly af:

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Drug Policy Alliance Media:

Website: http://www.drugpolicy.org
Twitter: 
Podcast Twitter: @drugsnstuffDPA 
Subscribe to the Podcast: Podcast Drugs and Stuff: A Podcast about Drugs, Harm Reduction, Mass Incarceration, The Drug War and other Stuff, from the Drug Policy Alliance

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The Bartender’s In A Book!

Check out the book Katharine is in, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life by Dr. Brian Goldman, out this week.

AWESOME HEADPHONES ALERT!

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Katharine is pretty jazzed about the Vasa BLÅ – Rose Gold White ones (on the left), and not just because they have a ring above the “A”. But maybe a little bit. But they’re also pretty great.

 

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Freedom of ’76” by Ween

“Joy” by Phish

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 102: Rob, and the Concept of Star Stature

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In this Episode: 

Ever wonder what it’s like to understudy multiple roles in a national tour of a Tony award winning Broadway show? Performer Rob Neill joins The Bartender to talk about his touring adventures with Peter and the Starcatcher, why art is more than just a career, what Tom Hanks is like in the event of an emergency, and then accidentally reveals that he babysat for someone very special (to Katharine).

About The Guest:

Rob Neill is a writer, performer, and founding ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists. His plays have appeared at P.S. 122, HERE Arts Center, the Ontological, BB Kings, The Battle Ranch, NYU Skirball Center, Cherry Lane & The Kraine, as well as in Chicago, Edinburgh, and Los Angeles.

nynf WUV (1)As a performance artist, he has worked with the Ontological Incubator, Vampire Cowboys, The Brick, Living Theater, Bowery Poetry, Partial Comfort, Ars Nova, 24-hour Plays, NACL, and The Orchard Project.

See his latest masterpiece, Wind-Up Variations, immediately.

Here he is looking like a boss with some pretty awesome ladies:

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The Bartender’s In A Book!

Check out the book Katharine is in, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life by Dr. Brian Goldman, out this week.

AWESOME HEADPHONES ALERT!

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Want 15% off these rad headphones? Go to the Sudio Sweden store and use the promo code: BARTENDER at checkout.

Katharine is pretty jazzed about the Vasa BLÅ – Rose Gold White ones (on the left), and not just because they have a ring above the “A”. But maybe a little bit. But they’re also pretty great.

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Love Can Destroy Everything” by The Raveonettes

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists