Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tell The Bartender Episode 18: Tales of Engagement

Listen to Episode 18: Tales of Engagement

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In this Episode:

Marriage – it’s all the rage! But how exactly does one pop the question? We hear four touching, funny and surprising stories from people who wanted to make their engagements as special as possible. PLUS a special listener shout out,  the drink of the week, and a message to musician Ted Leo! Also, like what you hear? Tip me!

Many thanks to Dean Mayes for writing this wonderful piece about the show.

The Guests:

Karen Finerman is the CEO of a hedge fund in New York City, and a regular panelist on CNBC’s Fast Money. Check out her book, Finerman’s Rules: Secrets I’d Only Tell My Daughters About Business and Life. Fun fact: besides juggling a career, two jobs and four children, Karen can actually juggle objects.


Karen, looking radiant

Susie Loeffler is a singer, teacher and great friend. Her story is the first to be recorded LIVE at the prestigious Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis, MN (at the bar on Katharine’s phone).


Katharine, Susie and Dan 

Dave T. Koenig is an actor/writer/director and overall great guy. His face has even been on a plane. Yes, a plane (for a commercial, but still).

daveThe plane! The plane!

Zach Mattheus is a brilliant art director and Jess Mattheus is a wonderful caterer. Katharine wants to hang out at their house forever. Here they are in their kitchen during the recording, looking so adorable.


Zach and Jess

And as promised, a special song for Ted Leo from Katharine and the Puppy Bowl referee Dan Schachner.

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Let’s Fall in Love” by Frank Sinatra

“Side of Me” by Petula 62

“Jackson” by Johnny Cash

“Perfect Day” by Lou Reed

“What Do I Get” by Buzzcocks

“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists


Tell The Bartender Episode 17: According To Plan

Listen to Episode 17: According To Plan

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In this Episode:

Sometimes things in life don’t always go according to plan. Like, let’s say you spend two months planning a live version of your podcast with some celebrity guests, and it goes great, but there is a technical issue and it didn’t record. You know, like that. Well, sadly, the last live show will live on only in the memories of those who were there BUT we have pictures below of the event, and it inspired this episode.

Nature, Nurture: When she started a family with her husband, Micaela Walker wanted things to be as natural as possible. Nature had a different idea. Hear the incredible story about what she learned from her daughter, Lula.

Welcome To New York: Maria Carreon was brought to New York City by some unusual circumstances. Things didn’t go so well.

ALSO listener shout outs,  a new drink recipe, and music from listener NazT N8!

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Micaela Walker is a Brooklyn based photographer and a world class storyteller. Her blog about Roan and Lula can be found here. Special thanks to The Coop School Moth Night in Brooklyn hosted by esteemed Moth alum Bliss Broyard. Here is a special video tribute to her daughter, Lula:

Maria Carreon is a total badass and you want to follow her on Twitter. Here she is with The Bartender after the live show:


And now some pics from the LIVE SHOW! Thanks again to Tate Donovan, Leslie Meisel, Christopher McLinden and everyone else for being there! Photos by Tom Scola.


Leslie Meisel, as “Leila”, doing a reading for audience member Paige1267211_1408543006036389_1538740754_o

Making Katharine laugh1275050_1408543139369709_1987895250_o

Christopher McLinden, rocking it1270595_1408543216036368_1095799523_o

Tate Donovan being awesome1149688_1408543276036362_931734818_o

Yes, that is him showing off some sweet moves


Thanks again for the laughs Tate Donovan!

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“I Fought In A War” by Belle & Sebastian

“Lula” by New Raspberry Bandits

“Southern Fried” mix by NazT N8

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists