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Episode 65: There’s No Business Like Show Business

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In this Episode:

Steve tells us about the time he was inspired to play music after meeting his idols, The Flaming Lips, who he eventually toured with. That’s also when he found out some dreams aren’t meant to be followed. And Niabi shares with us why she eventually quit a job as a knife thrower’s assistant for The Great Throwdini. 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:

Steve Burns is an actor, musician and master storyteller. Here he is at The Moth, totally kicking ass:

Niabi is a musician, singer, performer and total joy to be around. She currently plays with the incredible band A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, and will be performing on September 10th at C’mon Everybody, October 9th at Terminal 5, and October 30th at MASS MoCa. You can see her in the trailer of the documentary with The Great Throwdini, Maximum Riskhere. Here she is with her band making sweet, sweet music.
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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bittersweet” by Chris Powers

“All Tomorrow’s Parties” by The Velvet Underground

“A Million Colors” by Phenotract

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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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 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 52: BONUS! The Immortal Serial

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In this Episode:

The Serial parody you’ve all been waiting for! Every year, The Bartender’s friends 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. Here it is! 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 Katharine just found out is her 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 51: High/Low and Stitch

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In this Episode:

Andrea recalls a series of events that lead to a major life change, and Forest talks about performing what should have been a simple procedure during his time as an Army medic in Iraq.

PLUS listener shout outs and news about 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!

Andrea Allan is an awesome comedian, person, and you should follow her on Twitter. Here she is being a badass:

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Forest Ray is a biochemist, an avid outdoorsman, and home brews his own beer. Here he is doing something amazing somewhere cold:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Debaser” by Pixies

“Just Like Heaven” by The Watson Twins

“What Do I Get” by Buzzcocks

“The Stars of Track and Field” by Belle and Sebastian 

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 50: Filing Solo

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In this Episode:

Frankie joins The Bartender to talk about when she first realized that maybe you shouldn’t answer the door when you live alone. Even if it’s the lead paint inspector. Then Liz tells a very touching story about what she learned from her first love. It also involves a filing cabinet.

PLUS listener shout outs and news about the next Tell The Bartender LIVE! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Frankie Mace is an incredible sommelier, restaurant manager and person. Here she is showing off some sweet skills in a photo for the Wall Street Journal:

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Liz Miele is an amazing comedian, writer, tweeter, and has a new comedy album you all should buy here, here and here. This is her just hanging out being awesome:

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Watch some of her comedy here!

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Intergalactic” by Beastie Boys

“She’s So High” by Blur

“Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken” by Camera Obscura

“Deceptacon” by Le Tigre 

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

Episode 44: LIVE with Janeane Garofalo, Mara Wilson and Jeffrey Cranor!

Listen to Episode 44: LIVE with Janeane Garofalo, Mara Wilson and Jeffrey Cranor!

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In this Episode:

The Bartender is joined by Janeane Garofalo, Mara Wilson and Jeffrey Cranor for another wonderful live show. PLUS listener shout outs, and we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Jordan McDonough! Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY as part of New York ComicCon‘s Super Week. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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Pics here by Tom Scola:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists