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Episode 86/69: Catfish in the Cradle

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Chemda and Keith, co-hosts of the Keith and The Girl podcast, were guests on this show years ago. A lot has changed. Chemda “spills the tea” about her recent divorce and why the relationship of 9 years ended, then Keith talks about a story UNFOLDING AS WE SPEAK about his dad, who recently emailed his ex wife. With her permission, Keith is now responding via email as his ex and is learning, well, a lot about his father.

Plus, The Bartender is a guest on one of their spin-off shows, My Opening Line, this week!

About The Guests:

Keith and Chemda are hosts of the Keith and The Girl podcast, recorded live daily, now in its 15th year. They’re kind of a big deal. Their podcast network also has many other amazing shows, and the two of them are the best.

Here they are looking hot af:

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Photo by the great Mindy Tucker

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Summer of 69” by Bryan Adams

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

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Episode 106: It’s Harder To Give Up

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Jason, a musician and writer from Ontario, Canada, got sick and ended up in the hospital. He came out of a coma to find he had lost the use of his body. Jason talks about his path, being in a wheelchair, and how humor is always ok. Then Laura shares her story about taking risks, ignoring naysayers, and compares notes with The Bartender about being a fellow empath.

About The Guests:

Jason Garden is a musician and writer who wrote a book about his journey, “You’re Not Dead“. You can follow him on his blog and support his writing on Patreon. He is a rad, hilarious and kind person. Here he is showing us his tight selfie game:

Laura Chung is a travel blogger, podcaster, and all around beautiful human. On her podcast, Chase Wild Hearts, Laura speaks to inspiring women who ditched their traditional jobs and created their own dream businesses and lives. She crushes it on Instagram. Here she is looking like a badass:

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Katharine is pretty jazzed about the Regent (on the left), because they’re pretty great and Phil Collins would 100% approve.

 

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Scooby Snacks” by Fun Lovin’ Criminals

“New Slang (Live) by The Shins

“Criminal” by Fiona Apple

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 105: Pizza and Photos and Vampires (oh my)

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Callie and her boyfriend were offered to take free professional couples photos, but they broke up the day before the shoot. So when life gave her lemons, she made pizza.

Then T joins The Bartender to talk about acting, their temporary stint as a Jehovah’s Witness, and… vampires.

About The Guests:

Callie Jane Farnsworth is a Brooklyn based theatre director who travels to Manhattan when required. She is currently directing The Misadventures of Clown Zer0, a new musical podcast created by Nicole Hill and written by Connor Sampson. Clown Zer0 is a “ponderous, misfit clown’s wacky journey to self-discovery, self- love, and self-actualization”. To be released this spring! Callie should have a website, but for now you can check out what she’s doing on Instagram @originalamericantreat.

Here she is looking fly af:

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And here are the photos from her couples shoot with pizza, and the other photo shoot with pizza:

Couples pics: Femme Yellow Photography

Pizza Pics: Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly

T.L. Thompson is a Brooklyn based performer and a member of the NY Neo-Futurists, and just finished their Broadway Debut in Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. T can be heard as The Bishop in episode 3 of the podcast Adventures in New America, and co-stars in the newly released short film Flu$h alongside Heather Ács. You can soon catch T in Nervous/System as part of the New Wave Festival at BAM. T runs Tuff Chicks Painting, a women owned painting company in NYC.

Here is T looking fine, as usual:

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And here’s T with some other actors backstage on Broadway in Straight White Men:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Your Woman” by White Town

“The Last of the Famous International Playboys” by Morrissey

“Oceanside” by The Decemberists

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 104: For The Record (Store)

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In this Episode: 

When he was in his early 20’s, David soon realized that being a writer in LA was a lot harder than he thought. But everything changed one day when he walked into a vintage record store.

CN: this conversation has talk of depression and suicidal ideation

About The Guest:

David Nadelberg is a writer, producer, host, and all around a lovely person. He is the creator of Mortified, a storytelling show where people share embarrassing letters, notes and poems things they wrote as kids. His six episode docuseries, The Mortified Guide, is now available on Netflix. Here he is doing a TED Talk AS YOU DO:

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Katharine is pretty jazzed about the Vasa BLÅ – Rose Gold White ones (on the left), and not just because they have a ring above the “A”. But maybe a little bit. But they’re also pretty great.

 

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“The Width of a Circle” by David Bowie

“Heroes” by David Bowie

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 102: Rob, and the Concept of Star Stature

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Ever wonder what it’s like to understudy multiple roles in a national tour of a Tony award winning Broadway show? Performer Rob Neill joins The Bartender to talk about his touring adventures with Peter and the Starcatcher, why art is more than just a career, what Tom Hanks is like in the event of an emergency, and then accidentally reveals that he babysat for someone very special (to Katharine).

About The Guest:

Rob Neill is a writer, performer, and founding ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists. His plays have appeared at P.S. 122, HERE Arts Center, the Ontological, BB Kings, The Battle Ranch, NYU Skirball Center, Cherry Lane & The Kraine, as well as in Chicago, Edinburgh, and Los Angeles.

nynf WUV (1)As a performance artist, he has worked with the Ontological Incubator, Vampire Cowboys, The Brick, Living Theater, Bowery Poetry, Partial Comfort, Ars Nova, 24-hour Plays, NACL, and The Orchard Project.

See his latest masterpiece, Wind-Up Variations, immediately.

Here he is looking like a boss with some pretty awesome ladies:

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The Bartender’s In A Book!

Check out the book Katharine is in, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life by Dr. Brian Goldman, out this week.

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Katharine is pretty jazzed about the Vasa BLÅ – Rose Gold White ones (on the left), and not just because they have a ring above the “A”. But maybe a little bit. But they’re also pretty great.

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Love Can Destroy Everything” by The Raveonettes

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 97: The Healthcare Prison Industrial Complex

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Maggie’s brother, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, ended up in solitary confinement while in jail after an incident at his group home. She opens up about the complicated and flawed legal system in America, and how it often fails people with special needs. Then The Bartender shares some thoughts about Charlottesville, allyship, and the importance of listening and learning. PLUS a listener shout-out, and a sneak peak into next month’s episode.

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About the Guest:

Maggie Shaw is a classically trained chef and social justice entrepreneur. She has been researching and working to enhance and apply traditional therapeutic methods to cooking as a non-traditional technique to mitigate symptoms of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Maggie has researched this concept through volunteering with young adults with severe Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as most recently working as a therapeutic chef and community organizer at a community based program for adults with severe mental illness. Maggie’s business reinvents the kitchen using the practices of Behavioral Activation and mindfulness to create an environment that helps people work through their symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Contact her here, check out her website for her business Cognitive Kitchen, and follow her on Twitter and Facebook! Here she is looking professional and rad, and also a picture of her with pink hair like a goddamn boss hanging out with Katharine:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Deceptacon” by Le Tigre

“Such Great Heights” by Iron & Wine

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 96: You’re Beautiful

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In this Episode: 

When Lynne went out on an audition for print work, she didn’t expect the callback to happen so soon, except it was possibly neither an audition nor a callback. Then Betsy shares her experience working with an actor who did more than cross a few lines (and dance classes).

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About the Guests:

Lynne Marie Rosenberg is an actor and writer living in Brooklyn, NY; she is best known for her work as “Dinah” on HBO’s High Maintenance. Lynne has written for Howlround, Backstage and The Huffington Post, is the curator of the popular tumblr, CastAndLoose.tumblr.com, and the creator, producer and host of CastAndLoose Live!, returning home to Joe’s Pub July 17th, 2017www.LynneMarieRosenberg.com

Here she is looking fresh out of f%*ks:

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And here is the video of Katharine and Lynne doing improv a million years ago:

Betsy Helmuth 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

“Galvanize” by The Chemical Brothers

“You’re Beautiful” (cover) by The Fabsisters

“Farrar, Strauss & Giroux” by Destroyer

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists