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Episode 94: Your Birth Day

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In this Episode: 

When Annie was training as a birth doula, she had very strong emotional reactions to some births, which made her look into her own. She talks with The Bartender about how the way we come into this world matters.

Oh, and she also tells a story about the time she, for her job, mediated a fight between roommates over a thermostat.

And huge thanks to The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast! Listen to them!

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About the Guest:

Annie Levin is an attorney and birth doula living in Brooklyn, NY. She currently serves as a curator for The Emergence Network, a collective that poses the question, “What if the way we respond to crisis is part of the crisis?” and seeks to create spaces to explore various forms of activism and engagement.  She also hosts Precipice, a bi-monthly radio show that invites open conversation about the troubles of our times. A nature lover making it work in the big city, Annie can often be found hanging with the ducks in Prospect Park, or down at Coney Island swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.

Here she is, glowing, loving, being awesome:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“La belle et le bad boy” by MC Solaar

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 93: Sometimes A Bridesmaid, And Traveling Worldwide

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In this Episode: 

The Bartender talks to Jen Glantz who is a “Bridesmaid for Hire”, and has SO MANY QUESTIONS. Then Nancy Halpern shares some of her adventures from when she spent 5 days in Burma, alone, in her 20s. We then bring it back to American politics, the current Muslim “It’s-not-a-ban-but-it-is-a-ban” Ban, and the importance of people traveling outside of their comfort zones.

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About the Guests:

Nancy Halpern is a leader in the fields of executive communications, leadership development, and talent management. She’s also fearless AF. Check her out on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and read her super awesome blog. Here she is hanging out being awesome:

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Check out photos of her trip:

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” (Rock Cover) by Billy Chuchat

“Closer” (Cover) by Billy Chuchat featuring Alyn and Emma

“What Do I Get” by Buzzcocks

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 91: The Future of Regular Degular Comedy

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In this Episode:

The Bartender shares some of her thoughts post election. Then, comedian Jes Tom talks about finding humor in times of despair, the best way to handle misgendering someone, and the time their grandmother got revenge against a school bully at the tender age of 8 after getting out of a Japanese internment camp.

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About the Guest:

Jes Tom (they/them) is a weird queer stand up comic with but one goal: To hurt the feelings of The Oppressor. Born & raised in San Francisco and now established in New York, Jes Tom is a fresh voice in stand up comedy, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted.

Jes has performed in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as at colleges and conferences spanning the frigid American northeast. Jes tells jokes in venues of all sorts, from hipster bar basements to historic performance spaces such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Café, The Town Hall, and The Friar’s Club. Jes’ first 30 minute comedy special, Cold Brew, was recorded live in August 2016 at Astoria’s QED: A Place to Show and Tell.

Twitter: @jestom
IG: @jesthekid

Here is Jes looking awesome AF:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Your Best American Girl” by Mitski

“Come Back From San Francisco” by The Magnetic Fields

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 90: Second (or Third, Fourth, Fifth) Chances

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In this Episode:

Melani, a single mother at age 41, found love in a hopeless place (an airport hotel in Pittsburgh). After 5 wonderful years with this man, she talks about moving forward after he passed away. Then we hear from Will whose father abandoned his family on Christmas Day when he was 16. He’s trying to repair the relationship, and writing a show about it in the process. It involves a nuclear power plant and Brazil, not necessarily in that order.

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About the Guests:

Melani Robinson is a writer, mother, and phenomenal interviewer whose podcast “Single Because” was just released to rave reviews! Here she is looking rightfully confident AF:

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Will Carey is a stand up comic originally from Southern Maryland.  He’s performed stand up on 3 continents, and co-starred in the short film Hushed which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. His one-man show, “Laughing Through The Sad” will premiere on December 9th! Get your tickets here. Here he is looking awesome:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Smoke” by Crash Vegas

“Head Full of Whispers” by Electric Turn to Me

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 88: He’s All That

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In this Episode:

Jake wasn’t very popular in high school so he was thrilled when “Emily” wanted to be his girlfriend. When she revealed why she started dating him, Jake thought it couldn’t get any worse. He found out that oh yes, it could.

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About the Guest:

Jake Bolton is a 22 year old student from the UK who makes YouTube videos on mental health, politics and anything that irritates him. Here he is looking dapper AF:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“The Last of the Famous International Playboys” by Morrissey

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 87: Service Dogs > Brogressives

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In this Episode:

(TW: Rape, Abuse)

When Julie was sexually assaulted by the head of a prominent animal rights organization, she learned the limitations of her own rights in the “progressive” community. And then we hear from Tod, who saved a three legged dog and named it named Piggy. But who really saved who?

Donate to Julie and Tod’s film Saving Wild Sumatra!

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About the Guests:

Tod Emko is a conservationist from New York City. He started Darwin Animal Doctors to fill the void and bring qualified vets to Galapagos to help all animals of the islands. Buy A Piggy’s Tale!

Julie Henry is a total badass activist and is The Bartender’s hero.

Check out this video about Piggy helping children.

Here is a pic of Tod, Julie, Katharine and Piggy:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

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

“Bachelorette” by Björk

“Since U Been Gone” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 86: Family AMIRITE?!?

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In this Episode:

Families can be full of drama! From getting a phone call that your grandmother assaulted someone at the nursing home, to hatching several unrealistic plans to run away from your parents, there is still that special something that keeps kin together. In this very special episode, we hear stories about forgetfulness, fights, and forgiveness. Plus Katharine’s (almost) 5 year old nephew joins us at the end to provide riveting commentary. He has a lot to say about lobsters.

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About the Guests:

Phoebe Assenza is a writer, a Content Director at Ellevest, and all around badass. Here she is with her awesome dog:

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Caroline Heller is my kickass sister and here she is with Christfan Christian:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Lithium” by Nirvana

“Just Like Heaven” by The Watson Twins

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists