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Episode 95: The Sacred Masculine and The Divine Feminism (or a Second Title for Shelton)

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In this Episode: 

Writer/Performer/Awesome Person Shelton Pritchard Lindsay talks about the power of performance, and its role in facilitating conversations, reaching across political party lines and uniting the entire world. Sometimes.

Then, Katharine plays a very special audio clip from a very special person (her boyfriend)’s recent graduation speech about being an artist in a capitalist society.

Also, see Katharine perform with the New York Neo-Futurists! Her first run with the company in The Infinite Wrench is happening now every weekend until June 10th! Not able to make it then? It’s ok – the show is year round so you should see it anyway because it is amazing.

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About the Guests:

Shelton is a writer and performer with The New York Neo-Futurists, a Clown with Fou Fou Ha – Fou York, Producer of NYC’s most dancy dance party The Get Down, and an independent artist. Check him out in 21st Century Faggot, his one man show this summer. Find him on insta @sheltiep and www.sheltonlindsay.com. Here he is looking absolutely perfect:

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Art by Shelton, photo by Krys Fox

Alexander Kveton is a playwright who has worked several times with Theater Reconstruction Ensemble and other companies such as Fresh Ground Pepper, NoPassport Theatre AllianceNylon Fusion Collective and many more. He was a contributing artist to AFTER ORLANDO, a collection of new plays from noted international playwrights in response the shooting at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016. Alex just graduated with an MFA in Playwriting, and his last name is pronounced “kv-EE-ton” and you should know that when announcing him. Here he is being casual and totally not moonlighting as a model:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“El President” by Drugstore Featuring Thom Yorke

“Playground Love” by Air

“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 92: Two and a Half Old Bitches

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In this Episode:

The Bartender sits down with Idelisse Malavé and Joanne Sandler, the creators and co-hosts of the hit podcast, Two Old Bitches. The two talk about the evolution of their bitchery, the liberation that comes with running out of f$%ks, and how they accidentally became models for pee proof underwear.

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About the Guests:

Idelisse Malavé has been nurturing her inner bitch for 40 years and is now letting loose. She led social, racial and economic justice organizations – as Vice President of the Ms. Foundation for Women and as President of the Tides Foundation. She’s author of books and articles, including, most recently Latino Stats (New Press), which she wrote with her daughter Esti Giordani. At 69 years old, liberated from full-time leadership jobs (although, yes, she still does consulting to support her profound shopping habit), Idelisse is now free to exercise her greatest asset: asking the provocative questions that lead you to thoughts and ideas you didn’t even know you had.

Joanne Sandler is particularly bitchy when people offer her seats on the subway. After 30 years as a women’s rights advocate working with feminist organizations around the world – most recently as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, now UN Women – the last thing she wants is to sit down and shut up! At 65 years old, Joanne still travels, consults, writes (her most recent book, Gender at Work, was published by Routledge in 2016) and has breakfast at Starbucks every morning. Accompanied, nearly always, by a huge iced tea, Joanne loves to probe, to stir the pot and to find the stories that you’ve been dying to tell.

Here are pics from recent photo shoot for this article, with The Bartender, and as models for Icon pee proof underwear:

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Everyday is Like Sunday” by Morrissey

“Laid” by James

“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 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