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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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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

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Listen to Episode 101

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In this Episode: 

Nessa Norich, awesome person and fellow New York Neo-Futurist, joins The Bartender to talk about ancestral trauma, how to move forward when there’s a familial elephant in the room, and smashing the f@#k out of patriarchy. Then she sings a beautiful song she wrote.

About The Guests:

Nessa Norich is a Brooklyn-based event producer and theater artist devoted to the creation of innovative and challenging new forms of theater.

Her work spans styles and mediums, including non-fiction, classical adaptations, political satire, documentary theater and immersive live events –including the international sober morning rave sensation, Morning Gloryville NYC.

Here is Nessa looking amazing af:

 

Check out Nessa and Katharine in Smash The Patriarchy this weekend with the New York Neo-FuturistsTix here.

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AWESOME HEADPHONES ALERT!

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Want 15% off these rad headphones? Go to the Sudio Sweden store and use the promo code: THEBARTENDER 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

“Deceptacon” by Le Tigre

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

Episode 100: Dollar Store Baby Booties, with Flatbush Misdemeanors

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In this Episode: 

What do you get for the man who had everything? Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman from the hit web series Flatbush Misdemeanors join The Bartender to talk about creating content, working with kids, and what happened when they bought comedian Kevin Hart a gift that maybe wasn’t the best idea at the time.

About The Guests:

Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman are the creators, writers, directors and stars of Flatbush Misdemeanors, the award winning web series about friends in New York. Katharine laughed so hard at episode 1 she cried, then watched it again. Check out their website: flatbushmisdemeanors.com, Instagram: flatbushbabies and Vimeo page: vimeo.com/flatbushmisdemeanors

Here are Dan and Kevin looking fantastic af:

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Watch Episode 1 here:

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AWESOME HEADPHONES ALERT!

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

 

Thanks to Jerome Ellis for the wonderful music! Buy his album, Apartment Concert, here.

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Quaemadmodum” by Jerome Ellis

“La Muta” by Jerome Ellis

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

Episode 99: A New Perspective (brought to you by Visual Snow)

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In this Episode: 

Vanessa Potter woke up one morning and found herself blind and unable to walk. Hear her talk about recovery, facing fear, and hearing colors. YES, HEARING COLORS. Then Melissa Divaris Thompson shares a story about giving birth to her first child, and the lack of “industry of support” around pregnancy and parenthood.

About The Guests:

Vanessa Potter is a writer, producer and speaker. Her curiosity and quest for answers led her to neuroscientists at Cambridge University persuading them to help her research her incredible visual rebirth. After collaborating on an EEG project that invited members of the public to see and hear their own mindful brainwaves translated into music and art, we fast forward to 2016 when Vanessa was invited to tell her story at a TEDx conference in Ghent. This was quickly followed by her first book – Patient H69: The Story of my Second Sight published by Bloomsbury in 2017. Vanessa is currently working on her second non-fiction book, along with writing a pilot tv series. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook. Here she is looking radiant.

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Portrait photography by Urszula Soltys

Melissa Divaris Thompson is a holistic and depth oriented therapist, and the co-creator of Honest Mamas, a website committed to the authentic emotional and spiritual lives of mothers. She’s also super rad.

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AWESOME HEADPHONES ALERT!

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Want 15% off these rad headphones? Go to the Sudio Sweden store and use the promo code: THEBARTENDER 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

“West End Girls” by Pet Shop Boys

“Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper

“Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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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HOLIDAY GIFT ALERT!

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Want 15% off these rad headphones? Go to the Sudio Sweden store and use the promo code: THEBARTENDER 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

“Good Fortune” by PJ Harvey

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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