Episode 80: Superman

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In this Episode:

When Marc was a teenager, his mother received a call that would change their lives. His father, a New York City policeman, was shot. Hear the touching story about how he learned about his dad’s superpower.

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About the Guest:

Marc L Abbott is a novelist, playwright, short film director and storyteller. His written works include A Gamble of Faith, The Hooky Party and The Dead Syndicate. His short horror film, Snap, was an official selection at this year’s Coney Island Film Festival. He is a Moth StorySlam and GrandSlam winner and has been a featured storyteller at Tell It: Brooklyn, The Dump, What Are You Afraid Of, Barbershop Stories and BadyHOUSE Storytelling Concert Series. He currently has a one man show out called Of Cats and Men: A Storytellers Journey which will be at Q.E.D. on March 31st. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he still calls the borough his home. Visit his website for more on his work and future appearances.

Here he is doing what he does best:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Skies Split” by Electric Turn To Me

“Tender” by Blur

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 79: Finding Your Voice

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In this Episode:

The Bartender was recently approached by a band of Gypsies. Yes, a rock band of brothers who are Gypsies. In this very special episode, we hear about what it was like growing up, what it means to be a Gypsy, and how their band, The MXT, came to be. And then one of the brothers makes The Bartender cry with a moving and inspirational story. Hide your babies… KIDDING! They don’t steal babies. But gather your hankies.

Then, The Bartender shares a short story about her encounter with a shitstain of a human garbage monster right before the interview.

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About the Guests:

The MXT is an upcoming Alternative Pop Rock band that is trending around the New York music scene. They’ve developed a notorious reputation on stage as well as off the stage. With a thrive for success and a passion for music that cannot be satisfied, the band’s goal is to innovate music. They’ve received massive amounts of praise for their skillful songwriting, intense guitar playing, energizing beats and amazingly powerful vocals. No one comes close.

The MXT consist of members:

Frank Bohr (Lead vocalist)
Joseph Frank (Guitarist/songwriter and keyboardist)
Ricky Frank (Bassist/Songwriter and band leader)
Joshua Frank (Drummer/percussionist)

Here they are looking sexy AF:

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Episode 78: Cool Cats

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In this Episode:

Liz was asked to watch a pair of very expensive Bengal cats for a week. Three months later, they were still in her home, and the owner was suspiciously jet-setting the world with her new boyfriend. Or was she? Liz accidentally embarked on a quest for said owner, a journey that involved Tijuana, background checks, monitored phone lines, and meth.

Then Earl, a musician (and The Bartender’s “prom date”), talks about the time he accidentally broke a young fan’s heart. He had a really good reason.

PLUS hear The Bartender’s attempt at commercial writing!

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About the Guests:

Liz is currently an MPH student in Washington, DC and hops around from various jobs and internships. When she isn’t watching cats that do not belong to her, she cohosts the podcasts “Epilogue” which talks about books and book news. She also has a blog called “Uncorked, Unwrapped” where (when she has time…) she pairs wine and candy. Below are pics of Liz in a sweet selfie, and the cats:

Earl was born and raised in Queens, NYC and began studying classical violin at age four. In fifth grade, he was given a dubbed cassette tape of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” that altered his perspective irrevocably, and began incorporating his love of metal and hardcore into violin playing. He’s been featured in The Strad, Strings Magazine, Vice, and Guitar World. Earl is currently a member of the experimental grindcore/metal duo Black Heart Sutra and new music/hardcore crossover string quartet seven)suns. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his partner Jennifer DeVore and kid, and teaches music privately. Here he is looking like a badass:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Parklife” by Blur

“Steal My Sunshine” by LEN

“Yama” by seven)suns

“Yama (vocal mix) by seven)suns

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 77: Prete Moderno

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In this Episode:

After college, “Rosemary” spent some time in Italy working as a tour guide, learning about local customs and taking in the church. Her roommate was also getting to know the church, biblically. “Rosemary” has chosen to remain anonymous.

PLUS an update to “SquirrelGate”, and The Bartender gets sappy on the podcast’s three year anniversary.

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Monday Feb 8, 2016

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
Union Hall, Brooklyn NY

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Since the guest is anonymous, here’s a picture of an Italian church:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” by Dean Martin

“I See a Darkness” by Johnny Cash

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 76: Risky Business

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In this Episode:

Sally, generally a very risk averse person, was pressured into white water rafting. It turns out there’s a reason Sally should not go white water rafting. Then Tyler joins The Bartender to talk about an unexpected adventure that ended in a skydiving trip. The skydiving wasn’t nearly as exciting as what happened a few hours before.

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Monday Feb 8, 2016

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
Union Hall, Brooklyn NY

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About the guest:

Sally Tamarkin is a brilliant writer, friend, person, is great on Twitter. She is also Katharine’s co-host on The Struggle Bus. Here she is looking relaxed and casual:

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Tyler would like to stay anonymous so he can continue to have adventures and stories.

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“L.S.F.” by Kasabian

“Laid” by James

“Your Woman” by White Town

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 75: The Story of Chemda

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BONUS HOLIDAY SHOW!!! 

This very special episode doubles as a birthday present for a dear friend of The Bartender. Chemda Hennessy just celebrated a huge birthday, so Katharine put together stories and birthday messages from some of her many friends, co-workers and admirers. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHEMDA!

Special thanks to Chemda’s husband Henny who helped pick out all of the fantastic music featured in the show.

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 About the Birthday Girl:

Chemda Hennessy is a singer, performer, podcaster, life coach and all-around-phenomenal person who has inspired thousands all over the world. Here she is hard at work making co-hosting magic at the Keith and The Girl studio:

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Chemda and her brother Michael:
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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Where You Lead” by Carole King

“Africa” by Toto

“Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper

“By Your Side” by Sade

“Take On Me” by Aha, remixed by The Polish Ambassador

“That I Would Be Good” by Alanis Morissette

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 74: Pranks Gone Wild

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In this Episode:

Ten years ago, The Bartender organized an elaborate prank – get 20 adults dressed in camping gear to crash a new local bar named Camp. They pitched tents, roasted marshmallows and told stories. But that same night, Katharine’s friends Devin Ratray and his brother Luke took it upon themselves to out-prank her prank. Epically. Devin and Katharine recall the details of that evening. Then he talks about the time he ended up on one of the highest rated episodes of the Opie and Anthony Show.

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About the guest:

Devin Ratray is an actor and musician based in New York City. He’s kind of a big deal, but he’s also a sweetheart. Here he is looking super important on the red carpet or something:

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And here are some photos of the night at Camp:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Speed” by Bran Van 3000

“Dry the Rain” by The Beta Band

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists