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Episode 81: Trucker Tales

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

In this Episode:

Wali, a very safe driver, was recently hired by a trucking company. During his month on the road with a trainer, he learned a lot more than how to make wide turns. PLUS The Bartender has a “New Awesome Podcast” alert – check out The Podcast of Color!

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About the Guest:

Sulayman A-wali AKA Wali is the best. Here he is being awesome:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“You Said Something” by PJ Harvey

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 79: Finding Your Voice

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

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 64: Well That Was Awkward

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In this Episode:

We hear three stories about some very awkward moments. One of them involves Arianna Huffington, another involves peach schnapps and the cops, and the last involves karaoke, because of course. Also, The Bartender is going on tour with the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl in October! See show dates here (more TBA). Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Allison Kilkenny is an independent journalist and the co-host of the awesome political podcast, Citizen Radio. She also co-wrote a book, “Newsfail“, and is a badass on Twitter.

Heath Brandon is an incredible actor and voiceover artist, and hates Peach Schnapps.

Shawn T. Andrew is also an actor and voiceover artist. But more important, he has two parakeets:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Wake Up” by Arcade Fire

“Ever Had A Little Faith?” by Belle and Sebastian

“Cum On Feel The Noize” by Bran Van 3000

“You Said Something” by PJ Harvey

“Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Dweezil Zappa

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 63: Pranks Gone Wild

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In this Episode:

Jim educates us about “Devil’s Night” (the night before Halloween), and how a prank he played on a neighbor went terribly, terribly wrong. Then things got worse.

And The Bartender recalls the time a joke she made got taken a little too seriously. It involves playing in a punk band called “Bitch Chicks On The Rag”.

PLUS a listener shout out! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Jim Conroy is an actor and voiceover artist based in New York. Click here to get his recent appearance on the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl! And here’s a video of Jim doing one of the many things that he does best:

Katharine Heller is the host of this show, Tell The Bartender, and The Struggle Bus. Here she is doing a recent narration for the Animal Planet show, Mauled:

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“As (Seasons)” by Har Mar Superstar

“Better Be Home Soon” by Crowded House

“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

“Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 61: Inspired

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In this Episode:

In a world where it’s easy to lose faith in humanity, The Bartender sits down with two people who are making big changes with small actions to help others, and themselves. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Emily Tuckman is an actor, producer, and all around badass. You need to check out her web series Ambience, written by Mackenzie McBride. Here she is looking just adorable:

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Erica Palgon is a casting director in NYC. She runs a successful casting company Erica Palgon Casting & Beyond, casting for film, commercials, theater and webseries. Erica loves comedy, directing, creative writing and all things pop culture! Her favorite inspiring words to live by: Face the fear and do it anyway. She is very excited as she continues to put these words into action. Follow Opposite Erica on her inspiring journey. Look for her posts in the next few months, as she confidently takes on one of her long time goals of participating in the show Mortified, where she will read from her most embarrassing childhood journals and letters! Here she is being totally awesome/gorgeous/inspiring, as usual:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Nancy Sinatra

“Another Sunny Day” by Belle and Sebastian

“Roar” by Katy Perry

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 60: Odd Jobs

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In this Episode:

Survival jobs – that thing you do while pursuing the other thing you do that doesn’t pay all the bills yet. Here are stories from unique individuals who have been there and done that. We hear from a kids soccer referee, a personal assistant, a UPS employee and a bartender from a “Coyote Ugly” type establishment. PLUS listener shout outs! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Claire is an actor/singer/awesome person who will likely never coach kids soccer again.

Anna is a professional organizer and runs the very successful company Sorted By Anna!

Zene is an actor/comedian. You can hear his voice on many commercials and see him perform regularly with the comedy group Grape Dutches of York. Here he is at his night job:

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Betsy 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

“What Do I Get” by Buzzcocks

“Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)” by Dramarama

“Act Naturally” by Buck Owens

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 58: Subway Subculture

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In this Episode:

Genevieve found a purse on a train and hoped to return it to the owner. What she didn’t expect was to become deeply entwined with the subjects of its contents. You can read more stories about magic on the NYC subway at her awesome blog, Subway Subculture.

PLUS listener shout outs! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Come Together” by Primal Scream

“The Drugs Don’t Work” by The Verve

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 57: Goodbyes and Badbyes

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In this Episode:

Zhu Yi was unable to be in her home country when her grandmother died, but first she had to find out about it after the fact. Zhu talks about how her eccentric family has influenced her, inspired her, and like many families sometimes had the cops called on them.

Then Kerry joins The Bartender for the first ever “Tell The Bartender Theater” segment where they do a dramatic reading of a series of unflattering text messages about Kerry, accidentally sent to Kerry, from a (now former) friend of Kerry.

ALSO listener shout outs, and check out friend of the show‘s new podcast Grownups Are Talking!

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Guests:

Zhu Yi is a New York based playwright, born and raised in China. She writes in Chinese, English and the language of her Secret planet. She has an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University and is a 2012-2013 Emerging Artist Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, a Youngblood Writer at Ensemble Studio Theatre and an adjunct lecturer at Nanjing University, China.  Here she is, just being awesome:

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Kerry McEnerney is an awesome actor, musician and person. You can find some of her original music here. Here she is looking adorable:988832_10151945746985423_1764064977_n

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Under The Milky Way” by The Church

“Another Sunny Day” by Belle and Sebastian

“Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Dweezil Zappa

“The Medallion” by Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection

“The Young and the Restless” by Soap Opera Themes

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 55: If You See Something, Say Something (Even If It Takes A Few Years)

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In this Episode:

Mike tells a story that he has never told anyone (even his wife) and The Bartender is, for the first time, at a loss for words. Then Tommy talks about the idea of “casual racism”, which culminates with a story about what NOT to do when you “see something” suspicious on the train. Like the show?  Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Guests:

Mike Guild is a comedian and storyteller in NYC. He hosts a movie based show at Creek and the Cave called Movie Night with Mikeand is the producer of the storytelling open mic “The Dump” hosted by Jake Hart. He also is the head writer and director of the sketch team HOT BEEF. Follow him on Twitter @MikeGuildNYC. Here he is looking mysterious:184441_4825939042123_1188515362_n

Tommy O’Malley is a Brooklyn-based writer, blogger and storyteller. His work has appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Queerty, Swagger New York and more. He hosts “Big City Stories”, a monthly storytelling show in Manhattan, and appears regularly on other shows and podcasts, including “RISK!” (hosted by Kevin Allison) and “What Are You Afraid Of?” (hosted by Mara Wilson). He is an editorial intern and member of the Field Research Team at the NYC-based theater company The Civilians. Follow him on Twitter @tommyomalley. Here he is looking sharp:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“L.S.F.” by Kasabian

“Farrar, Straus And Giroux (Sea Of Tears)” by Destroyer

“Music To Watch Girls By” by The James Taylor Quartet

“Laid” by James

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 54: LIVE with Norm Lewis and The Bitchy Waiter!

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In this Episode:

The Bartender is joined by Norm Lewis and The Bitchy Waiter for another wonderful live show. PLUS a listener shout out, and we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Jordan McDonough! Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Full video of the show here:

Pics by the amazing Tom Scola:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists