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Episode 113: The Friends We Made Along The Way

Episode 113: The Friends We Made Along The Way

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In this Episode: 

Forest Ray was an Army medic in Iraq at the beginning of the war. He talks with The Bartender about the people he met there, cultural similarities and differences, how he felt about leaving, and his thoughts about what’s happening currently in Afghanistan with the US troop withdrawal. They also briefly unpack their feelings about Jeff Bezos’s penis rocket.

CN: Discussion of war

About The Guest:

Forest Ray is a science writer covering rare disease, personalized medicine, and environmental issues. He holds a PhD in systems biology after realizing too late that he really wanted to study some sort of field biology. He now lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife and three cats, all of whom vie for the position of favorite. He was formerly a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division. He’s made not one but two prior appearances on this podcast. Here he is chilling with nature, looking like a boss:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Ghost on the Dance Floor” by Blink 182

“Bezos II” (Lyrics) by Bo Burnham

“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