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Episode 98: Dasha, From Russia

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In this Episode: 

Dasha, who was born and raised in Russia, recently moved to America after years of living in South Korea. She talks to The Bartender about navigating different cultures, the impact of YouTube on Russian politics, and why she thought Putin was an ok guy until a few months ago.

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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

“Good Fortune” by PJ Harvey

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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Episode 97: The Healthcare Prison Industrial Complex

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In this Episode: 

Maggie’s brother, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, ended up in solitary confinement while in jail after an incident at his group home. She opens up about the complicated and flawed legal system in America, and how it often fails people with special needs. Then The Bartender shares some thoughts about Charlottesville, allyship, and the importance of listening and learning. PLUS a listener shout-out, and a sneak peak into next month’s episode.

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About the Guest:

Maggie Shaw is a classically trained chef and social justice entrepreneur. She has been researching and working to enhance and apply traditional therapeutic methods to cooking as a non-traditional technique to mitigate symptoms of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Maggie has researched this concept through volunteering with young adults with severe Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as most recently working as a therapeutic chef and community organizer at a community based program for adults with severe mental illness. Maggie’s business reinvents the kitchen using the practices of Behavioral Activation and mindfulness to create an environment that helps people work through their symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Contact her here, check out her website for her business Cognitive Kitchen, and follow her on Twitter and Facebook! Here she is looking professional and rad, and also a picture of her with pink hair like a goddamn boss hanging out with Katharine:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Deceptacon” by Le Tigre

“Such Great Heights” by Iron & Wine

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 96: You’re Beautiful

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In this Episode: 

When Lynne went out on an audition for print work, she didn’t expect the callback to happen so soon, except it was possibly neither an audition nor a callback. Then Betsy shares her experience working with an actor who did more than cross a few lines (and dance classes).

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About the Guests:

Lynne Marie Rosenberg is an actor and writer living in Brooklyn, NY; she is best known for her work as “Dinah” on HBO’s High Maintenance. Lynne has written for Howlround, Backstage and The Huffington Post, is the curator of the popular tumblr, CastAndLoose.tumblr.com, and the creator, producer and host of CastAndLoose Live!, returning home to Joe’s Pub July 17th, 2017www.LynneMarieRosenberg.com

Here she is looking fresh out of f%*ks:

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And here is the video of Katharine and Lynne doing improv a million years ago:

Betsy Helmuth 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

“Galvanize” by The Chemical Brothers

“You’re Beautiful” (cover) by The Fabsisters

“Farrar, Strauss & Giroux” by Destroyer

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 95: The Sacred Masculine and The Divine Feminism (or a Second Title for Shelton)

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In this Episode: 

Writer/Performer/Awesome Person Shelton Pritchard Lindsay talks about the power of performance, and its role in facilitating conversations, reaching across political party lines and uniting the entire world. Sometimes.

Then, Katharine plays a very special audio clip from a very special person (her boyfriend)’s recent graduation speech about being an artist in a capitalist society.

Also, see Katharine perform with the New York Neo-Futurists! Her first run with the company in The Infinite Wrench is happening now every weekend until June 10th! Not able to make it then? It’s ok – the show is year round so you should see it anyway because it is amazing.

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About the Guests:

Shelton is a writer and performer with The New York Neo-Futurists, a Clown with Fou Fou Ha – Fou York, Producer of NYC’s most dancy dance party The Get Down, and an independent artist. Check him out in 21st Century Faggot, his one man show this summer. Find him on insta @sheltiep and www.sheltonlindsay.com. Here he is looking absolutely perfect:

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Art by Shelton, photo by Krys Fox

Alexander Kveton is a playwright who has worked several times with Theater Reconstruction Ensemble and other companies such as Fresh Ground Pepper, NoPassport Theatre AllianceNylon Fusion Collective and many more. He was a contributing artist to AFTER ORLANDO, a collection of new plays from noted international playwrights in response the shooting at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016. Alex just graduated with an MFA in Playwriting, and his last name is pronounced “kv-EE-ton” and you should know that when announcing him. Here he is being casual and totally not moonlighting as a model:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“El President” by Drugstore Featuring Thom Yorke

“Playground Love” by Air

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 94: Your Birth Day

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In this Episode: 

When Annie was training as a birth doula, she had very strong emotional reactions to some births, which made her look into her own. She talks with The Bartender about how the way we come into this world matters.

Oh, and she also tells a story about the time she, for her job, mediated a fight between roommates over a thermostat.

And huge thanks to The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast! Listen to them!

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About the Guest:

Annie Levin is an attorney and birth doula living in Brooklyn, NY. She currently serves as a curator for The Emergence Network, a collective that poses the question, “What if the way we respond to crisis is part of the crisis?” and seeks to create spaces to explore various forms of activism and engagement.  She also hosts Precipice, a bi-monthly radio show that invites open conversation about the troubles of our times. A nature lover making it work in the big city, Annie can often be found hanging with the ducks in Prospect Park, or down at Coney Island swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.

Here she is, glowing, loving, being awesome:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“La belle et le bad boy” by MC Solaar

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 93: Sometimes A Bridesmaid, And Traveling Worldwide

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In this Episode: 

The Bartender talks to Jen Glantz who is a “Bridesmaid for Hire”, and has SO MANY QUESTIONS. Then Nancy Halpern shares some of her adventures from when she spent 5 days in Burma, alone, in her 20s. We then bring it back to American politics, the current Muslim “It’s-not-a-ban-but-it-is-a-ban” Ban, and the importance of people traveling outside of their comfort zones.

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About the Guests:

Nancy Halpern is a leader in the fields of executive communications, leadership development, and talent management. She’s also fearless AF. Check her out on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and read her super awesome blog. Here she is hanging out being awesome:

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Check out photos of her trip:

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” (Rock Cover) by Billy Chuchat

“Closer” (Cover) by Billy Chuchat featuring Alyn and Emma

“What Do I Get” by Buzzcocks

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 92: Two and a Half Old Bitches

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In this Episode:

The Bartender sits down with Idelisse Malavé and Joanne Sandler, the creators and co-hosts of the hit podcast, Two Old Bitches. The two talk about the evolution of their bitchery, the liberation that comes with running out of f$%ks, and how they accidentally became models for pee proof underwear.

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About the Guests:

Idelisse Malavé has been nurturing her inner bitch for 40 years and is now letting loose. She led social, racial and economic justice organizations – as Vice President of the Ms. Foundation for Women and as President of the Tides Foundation. She’s author of books and articles, including, most recently Latino Stats (New Press), which she wrote with her daughter Esti Giordani. At 69 years old, liberated from full-time leadership jobs (although, yes, she still does consulting to support her profound shopping habit), Idelisse is now free to exercise her greatest asset: asking the provocative questions that lead you to thoughts and ideas you didn’t even know you had.

Joanne Sandler is particularly bitchy when people offer her seats on the subway. After 30 years as a women’s rights advocate working with feminist organizations around the world – most recently as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, now UN Women – the last thing she wants is to sit down and shut up! At 65 years old, Joanne still travels, consults, writes (her most recent book, Gender at Work, was published by Routledge in 2016) and has breakfast at Starbucks every morning. Accompanied, nearly always, by a huge iced tea, Joanne loves to probe, to stir the pot and to find the stories that you’ve been dying to tell.

Here are pics from recent photo shoot for this article, with The Bartender, and as models for Icon pee proof underwear:

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Everyday is Like Sunday” by Morrissey

“Laid” by James

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists