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Episode 77: Prete Moderno

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Thank you Brokelyn for naming us one of the 10 best podcasts in NYC!

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.

Get tickets to The Struggle Bus Live with Janeane Garofalo and Chemda Hennessy!

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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Thank you Brokelyn for naming us one of the 10 best podcasts in NYC!

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.

Get tickets to The Struggle Bus Live with Janeane Garofalo and Chemda Hennessy!

Monday Feb 8, 2016

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

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO GOT TELL THE BARTENDER FEATURED ON NPR’S EARBUD.FM!

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars! PLUS since everyone says her voice is soon soothing, if you tip The Bartender $10 or more she will send you a personal audio message of a bedtime story of your choosing (you supply the text).

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: Return To Burns Night

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Due to popular demand, here is the Serial parody The Bartender made with her talented friends!

Every year we get together to celebrate the Scottish tradition of Burns Night, which honors poet Robert Burns. There is haggis, scotch, tartan, scotch, poems, scotch and toasts. This year Forest Ray was given the task to tell the “Immortal Memory” which revolves around a very naughty poem by Burns. So he wrote a spoof of the popular and awesome NPR podcast Serial!

Conceived by Forest Ray and Jordan Kraft, written by Forest Ray, with the vocal stylings of Forest, Jordan, Sharda Sekaran, Suparna Mukherjee, Alex Kveton and yours truly, Katharine, doing her best impersonation of the host of Serial Sarah Koenig (who is also Katharine’s cousin).

PLUS listener shout out and news about the SECOND AMAZING GUEST for the next Tell The Bartender LIVE! Also, a new episode of the advice show The Bartender co-hosts, The Struggle Bus, is up. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Photos from Burns Night by Elizabeth Hutchinson:


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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bad Dream (The Theme From Serial)” by Nick Thorburn

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 73: The Universe!

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In this Episode:

The universe works in mysterious ways. Just ask Rosa. In a single night, Rosa was able to overcome feelings about something from her past, impress an idol, and get some sweet, sweet action. She also blows The Bartender’s mind when Rosa’s story ties into something very intimate about Katharine.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO GOT TELL THE BARTENDER FEATURED ON NPR’S EARBUD.FM!

Music suggestions this week from Naz T. Nate! Check out his work here.

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars! PLUS since everyone says her voice is soon soothing, if you tip The Bartender $10 or more she will send you a personal audio message of a bedtime story of your choosing (you supply the text). With a donation of $25 or more, The Bartender will record a holiday song of your choice!

About the guest:

Rosa is a brilliant neuroscientist, friend and person who is hilarious and has stories for days. Katharine is also in love with her. Here is a picture of Rosa and Katharine getting cozy:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

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

“Rain” by Wildlight

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 72: Loosening Up

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In this Episode:

How does one break their vagina? Daniella shares with us the intimate details. And Danny talks about how he ended up in “conversion therapy” after his very catholic parents found pornography in his room.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO GOT TELL THE BARTENDER FEATURED ON NPR’S EARBUD.FM!

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars! PLUS since everyone says her voice is soon soothing, if you tip The Bartender $10 or more she will send you a personal audio message of a bedtime story of your choosing (you supply the text).

About the guests:

Daniella Rabbani is a brilliant actor, writer, producer and voiceover artist. The short film she wrote and directed, Oma, is now in post production. You can donate to the wonderful project here! She also has the cutest dog in the universe.

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Danny Hatch is a comedian, podcast host and friend. You can buy his first comedy album, The Best of That’s The Show With Danny on Monday, November 23rd, which is also his birthday! Here he is making Paul F. Tompkins laugh at the Comedy Store in LA during the Keith and The Girl tour.12087873_10153305375794958_6540557078306908198_oPhoto by Newsy

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“The Last High” by The Dandy Warhols

“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People

“I’m The Man To Be” by EL VY

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 71: Relationships and Rumblestrips

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In this Episode:

Lana recalls a very special night that made her an honorary New Yorker. It’s also a PSA on why you should never share towels. Then Wali talks about growing up Muslim, why he stopped practicing, and how he told his family. Then he and The Bartender tell sTOURies (and secrets) about some of the shenanigans that went down on the Keith and The Girl tour (Wali was the tour bus driver).

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO GOT TELL THE BARTENDER FEATURED ON NPR’S EARBUD.FM!

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars! PLUS since everyone says her voice is soon soothing, if you tip The Bartender $10 or more she will send you a personal audio message of a bedtime story of your choosing (you supply the text).

About the guests:

Lana Russell is an incredible director and artistic director of Story People Theater Group. She’s also the nicest person ever. Here she is hanging out and being awesome:

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Sulayman A-wali AKA Wali is a very safe driver and did not crash the tour bus. Here are some shots from the tour!

Master driver:

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Stuck on the bus:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Everybody Knows” by Leonard Cohen

“Streethawk 1” by Destroyer

“Roll With It” by Oasis

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 70: A Dud, a Stud and a Flood

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In this Episode:

Meredith hadn’t had much luck with online dating. This is the story of one date that turned into a shitstorm. Literally.

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars! PLUS this month, since everyone says her voice is soon soothing, if you tip The Bartender $10 or more she will send you a personal audio message of a bedtime story of your choosing (you supply the text).

Here is the audio of the AT&T commercial Katharine and Meredith did together!

About the Guest:

Meredith Zeitlin is an incredible writer, VO artist and person. Buy her young adult books, Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters and Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me. And check out one of her awesome opinion pieces about weddings here. Also, this is the piece about the other guy she had dated, the “Christopher Columbus of Brooklyn“. Here she is looking fabulous:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Little Babies” by Sleater Kinney

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 69: The Nixon Files

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In this Episode:

“Nixon”, our anonymous guest, tells The Bartender about the time she started seriously dating a woman whose cancer had just returned. Nixon tried to be a supportive girlfriend during this difficult time, but for some reason all of her efforts fell flat. Turns out there was a totally reasonable explanation.

ALSO, The Bartender is going on tour with the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl in October! See show dates here.

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars! PLUS this month, since everyone says her voice is soon soothing, if you tip The Bartender $10 or more she will send you a personal audio message of a bedtime story of your choosing (you supply the text).

About the Guests:

Nixon prefers to remain anonymous but The Bartender can tell you she is one smart, funny and awesome lady. Since we can’t show her picture, here’s an amazing video of a dog exercising:

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Everybody Knows” by Concrete Blonde

“Crazy for You” by Best Coast

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 68: Another World

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In this Episode:

Ever found yourself completely out of your element? Shari shares her experience with auditioning for American Idol… four times. And Micah and Dan tell us about some otherworldly experiences they both had. It involves an ouija board, American Horror Story, and mushrooms. Not in that order. ALSO, The Bartender is going on tour with the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl in October! See show dates here.

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars! PLUS this month, since everyone says her voice is soon soothing, if you tip The Bartender $10 or more she will send you a personal audio message of a bedtime story of your choosing (you supply the text).

About the Guests:

Shari Renaud is an incredible singer, person, and Instagrammer. You would be lucky to do karaoke with her, as The Bartender found out recently.

Dan Hirshon and Micah Sherman are two very funny guys who occasionally work together and make albums. You can buy their hilarious sketch comedy album “John Rodgers: Idiot” here. For more information on the album, check out their awesome site. Here they are being totes adorbs:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Head Full of Whispers” by Electric Turn to Me

“Know Your Onion” by The Shins

“Female of the Species” by Space

 

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists