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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

Episode 85: Rear, Window

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In this Episode:

Jillian knew at a young age that she was obsessed with spankings. When she finally found a person who shared her fetish, her eyes were opened up to a whole new world. Unfortunately, someone else was watching.

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About the Guest:

Jillian Keenan is a writer, journalist, and Shakespeare geek in New York City. Buy her first book, SEX WITH SHAKESPEARE, immediately. Here she is being awesome:

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Photo by Marion Ettlinger

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 84: Monsoon Season

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Thank you Brokelyn for naming us one of the 10 best podcasts in NYC!

In this Episode:

Andrea was hired by a human rights organization for a short job in India. The work was very fulfilling. She tells us what happened when the job became a little too fulfilling.

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About the Guest:

Andrea Lynch works as a consultant to social justice and human rights organizations in the United States and around the world. You can learn more about her work at www.aelynchconsulting.org. You can also sign up for her quarterly newsletter at the same link! Andrea lives in Brooklyn and her interests include cooking, birdwatching, vintage protest art, intersectional feminism, David Attenborough documentaries, and Lady Lyanna Mormont. Here she is looking goddamn adorable:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“El President” by Drugstore Featuring Thom Yorke

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 83: Building a Backbone

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Thank you Brokelyn for naming us one of the 10 best podcasts in NYC!

In this Episode:

High school is hard enough, but what do you do when a gym teacher threatens to expose a secret? Mary faced that challenge, and managed to fight it with a new found superpower. We then hear from Brandon who, on a whim, took a trip to Peru that had him facing some serious fears. Let’s just say he may or may have not eaten a rat.

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About the Guests:

Mary Iannone works at Breakthrough, a fantastic human rights organization. Here she is cheering on her favorite team and being totally awesome:

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Brandon Collins is a stand-up comedian, actor and producer. He is one half of the fantastic duo Comedy Outliers. Get tickets to Brandon’s 30th Birthday and listen to his incredible podcasts: Brandon Knows Nothing and Medium Popcorn! Here he is looking curious, yet all-knowing:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Happens All The Time” by Chris Powers

“Skies Split” by Electric Turn To Me

“Bittersweet” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 81: Trucker Tales

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Thank you Brokelyn for naming us one of the 10 best podcasts in NYC!

In this Episode:

Wali, a very safe driver, was recently hired by a trucking company. During his month on the road with a trainer, he learned a lot more than how to make wide turns. PLUS The Bartender has a “New Awesome Podcast” alert – check out The Podcast of Color!

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About the Guest:

Sulayman A-wali AKA Wali is the best. Here he is being awesome:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“You Said Something” by PJ Harvey

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 80: Superman

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Thank you Brokelyn for naming us one of the 10 best podcasts in NYC!

In this Episode:

When Marc was a teenager, his mother received a call that would change their lives. His father, a New York City policeman, was shot. Hear the touching story about how he learned about his dad’s superpower.

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About the Guest:

Marc L Abbott is a novelist, playwright, short film director and storyteller. His written works include A Gamble of Faith, The Hooky Party and The Dead Syndicate. His short horror film, Snap, was an official selection at this year’s Coney Island Film Festival. He is a Moth StorySlam and GrandSlam winner and has been a featured storyteller at Tell It: Brooklyn, The Dump, What Are You Afraid Of, Barbershop Stories and BadyHOUSE Storytelling Concert Series. He currently has a one man show out called Of Cats and Men: A Storytellers Journey which will be at Q.E.D. on March 31st. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he still calls the borough his home. Visit his website for more on his work and future appearances.

Here he is doing what he does best:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Skies Split” by Electric Turn To Me

“Tender” by Blur

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 79: Finding Your Voice

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Thank you Brokelyn for naming us one of the 10 best podcasts in NYC!

In this Episode:

The Bartender was recently approached by a band of Gypsies. Yes, a rock band of brothers who are Gypsies. In this very special episode, we hear about what it was like growing up, what it means to be a Gypsy, and how their band, The MXT, came to be. And then one of the brothers makes The Bartender cry with a moving and inspirational story. Hide your babies… KIDDING! They don’t steal babies. But gather your hankies.

Then, The Bartender shares a short story about her encounter with a shitstain of a human garbage monster right before the interview.

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About the Guests:

The MXT is an upcoming Alternative Pop Rock band that is trending around the New York music scene. They’ve developed a notorious reputation on stage as well as off the stage. With a thrive for success and a passion for music that cannot be satisfied, the band’s goal is to innovate music. They’ve received massive amounts of praise for their skillful songwriting, intense guitar playing, energizing beats and amazingly powerful vocals. No one comes close.

The MXT consist of members:

Frank Bohr (Lead vocalist)
Joseph Frank (Guitarist/songwriter and keyboardist)
Ricky Frank (Bassist/Songwriter and band leader)
Joshua Frank (Drummer/percussionist)

Here they are looking sexy AF:

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