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Episode 31: A 9/11 Story

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In this Episode:

Mark Duffy worked in the World Trade Center for 20 years until September 11th, 2001. His son Chris was in school, just a few miles away. The two talk about that day and how they finally found their way home.

PLUS, a new drink inspired by and named after Blair Koenig from STFU Parents and listener shout outs! Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars!

Chris Duffy is the host of You’re The Expert, an awesome show. Mark Duffy is retired and is a master hiker. He plans to climb to the highest peak in all 50 states.

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Chris Duffy and his dad Mark

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Happens All The Time” by Chris Powers

“Pink Moon” by Nick Drake

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 30: LIVE with Janeane Garofalo and Chris Morris!

Listen to Episode 30: LIVE with Janeane Garofalo and Chris Morris!

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In this Episode:

Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn, the Bartender talks to Janeane Garofalo about comedy, the Puppy Bowl and her new show idea, and the talented Chris Morris shares a very personal story. PLUS we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Dan Schachner!

Watch a clip here:

Full episode here:

Pictures, courtesy of Tom Scola:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 28: The Conspiracy of Silence

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In this Episode:

Mike Blejer was 11 years old when his au pair started sexually abusing him. After we hear his story, he talks about how common sexual assault is and why survivors are often hesitant to talk about it. The Bartender then shares her own experience with this topic, and why she hasn’t publicly addressed it until recently.

PLUS, news about the second guest for the the Live Show/BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA  with Janeane Garofalo on March 5th, and listener shout outs! ALSO a great article about the show by Eliza Berman can be found in The Billfold this week!

Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars! And you can get your tix to the live show here!

About the Guest:

Mike Blejer is an awesome comedian, actor, musician and person based in New York City. His podcast is Malignant Brain Humor and it’s amazing. Here he is working the “smeyes” in a recent photo:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Dry the Rain” by The Beta Band

“End of a Century” by Blur

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 27: The Extra Files

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In this Episode:

Corey talks about receiving communion in a church AND getting a Bar Mitzvah in a van, Libby introduces a new boyfriend to an eccentric family member, and the bartender herself tells the story about reuniting with her kindergarten sweetheart. PLUS, news about the Live Show/BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA on March 5th, a drink recipe, and listener shout outs!

Also, like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars! And you can get your tix to the live show here!

About the Guests:

Corey Eisenstein is a cinematographer, director, writer and photographer based in Brooklyn.

Libby is Katharine’s friend, and a very lucky gal.

Katharine Heller is the host of this podcast. She recorded the story you heard at The Dump, a weekly storytelling show at The Creek and the Cave and hosted by the amazing Jake Hart.

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Safe from Harm” by Massive Attack

“Part of the Process” by Morcheeba

“A Rose is a Rose” by Poe

“Playground Love” by Air

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 26: Tough Crowd

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In this Episode:

Micah tells us about his most difficult heckler (and the life lesson in the bathroom that followed it), and Cecelia shares a short story about her experience with race relations during her time in the Dominican Republic. It involves her dog. PLUS, the first guest is announced for the live show/BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA on March 5th, and a new drink inspired by a friend! Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars! And you can get your tix to the live show here!

About The Guests:

Micah Sherman is an actor, comedian, improviser and all around great guy. He is currently finishing up production on his feature length film, Like Me: A Documentary About Social Media. You can see him perform regularly at The PIT with his team The Baldwins, or in the awesome play Give The People What They Want on Jan. 31st. Like musical comedy? His CD is available here.

Cecelia Rembert is an amazing artist based in Brooklyn. Here is one of her pieces:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Head Full of Whispers” by Electric Turn to Me

“6’1″” by Liz Phair

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 25: LIVE with Blair Koenig and Frank Conniff!

Listen to Episode 25: LIVE with Blair Koenig and Frank Conniff!

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In this Episode:

We did a full length live show at Union Hall and it was wonderful! Many thanks to our incredible guests Blair Koenig (STFU Parents) and Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Cinematic Titanic, Cartoon Dump, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell).

PLUS Katharine tells a story with the help of the Bitchy Waiter, we play “Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice” with Shawn T. Andrew, and an audience member joins us for the game, “Bar Talk”! And many thanks to our sponsor By Brooklyn!

Also, like what you hear? Tip me!

Want to watch AND listen? We have video of the whole thing here!

Photos courtesy of the amazing Tom Scola:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 24: Who’s Your Santa?

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In this Episode:

The Bartender talks to both children and adults about their own experiences with the man known as Santa. We also learn about Hanukkah Harry, believing in magic, and how cruel some siblings can be. PLUS a new drink recipe, a listener shout-out AND you get to hear the host’s sexy head cold voice (again). Happy Holidays! Also, like what you hear? Tip me!

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid

“Christmas” by The Who

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Ella Fitzgerald

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues

“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

“Jingle Bells” acoustic sung by Katharine Heller and Caroline Heller

Episode 23: LA Story/NY Story

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In this Episode:

The bartender just got back from Los Angeles and boy, does she have some stories to share. The first was recorded in LA where the lovely Danuta talks about how a certain restraining order came to be. And back in NY, the incredible Myka Fox tells a tale about a fun coincidence. PLUS, the first guest is announced for the live show on January 8th, listener shout outs, a plug for this awesome voiceover class and blog, and a new drink inspired by LA/Delta/Sky vodka! Like what you hear? Tip me!

About The Guests:

Danuta lives in LA with this beautiful puppy who as of press time still needs a name:

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Myka Fox is a comedian, actress and podcaster based in New York. Here is a clip of her being awesome:

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Drinking in LA” by Bran Van 3000

“I Will Survive” by Cake

“Fall To Pieces” by Chris Powers

“Happens All The Time” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 22: On The Road

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In this Episode:

Let’s travel! We first hear a story from Kieran, a British man who gets very familiar with the South Dakota penal system whilst on a road trip across America. Then Greg shares the tale of his car versus the biggest puddle in New Jersey (spoiler: the puddle wins). ALSO the bartender herself tells the story that made her famous at a friend’s wedding in Scotland. PLUS a very special round of Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice, news about the next live show, a shout out to the wonderful design site Homme Schooled, and how to make the best Hot Toddy! Like what you hear? Tip me!

About The Guests:

Kieran Kaye is a musician, producer, audio engineer and the co-host of The Actors Grind podcast. He also knows a lot about the Titanic. Here he is being adorable and talented singing a song he wrote:

Greg Drechsler works in finance and is a master at crunching numbers. He’s not so good at avoiding puddles.

Katharine Heller is the host of this podcast. She recorded the story you heard at The Dump, a weekly storytelling show at The Creek and the Cave and hosted by the amazing Jake Hart and Tim Warner. This is the castle that is the scene of the crime:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Take A Walk″ by Passion Pit

“Dirty Dream Number Two” by Belle and Sebastian

“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People

“Satellite of Love” by Lou Reed

“Rapture” by Blondie

“Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 21: The Military, Sexual Identity, and Pee

Listen to Episode 21: The Military, Sexual Identity, and Pee

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In this Episode:

Let’s talk about relationships. We hear from Katharine’s upstairs neighbor Niabi who found out the hard way why dating a person outside your age range can have some unforeseen consequences. It involves pee. Then Jamie shares his experience about growing up on a military base, and also what it’s like to date as a transsexual man. PLUS an announcement about Katharine recording in LA, some listener shout-outs and great music! Also, like what you hear? Tip me!

Katharine in the Hot Seat! As promised, here are the links to the podcasts Katharine is a guest on this week:

That’s the Show With Danny

My Name is Keith (episode to be released this week)

Myka Fox & Friends (episode to be released this week)

 

About The Guests:

Niabi is a producer, musician and all around wonderful person. Here she is guest starring in a web series with Katharine:

Jamie volunteers with the production team at the Chris Gethard Show, is a karaoke aficionado and a superb individual.

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“The Crane Wife 3” by The Decemberists

“Not From London” by Petula 62

“Coffee and TV” by Blur

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists