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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

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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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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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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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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 77: Prete Moderno

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In this Episode:

After college, “Rosemary” spent some time in Italy working as a tour guide, learning about local customs and taking in the church. Her roommate was also getting to know the church, biblically. “Rosemary” has chosen to remain anonymous.

PLUS an update to “SquirrelGate”, and The Bartender gets sappy on the podcast’s three year anniversary.

Get tickets to The Struggle Bus Live with Janeane Garofalo and Chemda Hennessy!

Monday Feb 8, 2016

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
Union Hall, Brooklyn NY

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Since the guest is anonymous, here’s a picture of an Italian church:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” by Dean Martin

“I See a Darkness” by Johnny Cash

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 76: Risky Business

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In this Episode:

Sally, generally a very risk averse person, was pressured into white water rafting. It turns out there’s a reason Sally should not go white water rafting. Then Tyler joins The Bartender to talk about an unexpected adventure that ended in a skydiving trip. The skydiving wasn’t nearly as exciting as what happened a few hours before.

Get tickets to The Struggle Bus Live with Janeane Garofalo and Chemda Hennessy!

Monday Feb 8, 2016

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
Union Hall, Brooklyn NY

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO GOT TELL THE BARTENDER FEATURED ON NPR’S EARBUD.FM!

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About the guest:

Sally Tamarkin is a brilliant writer, friend, person, is great on Twitter. She is also Katharine’s co-host on The Struggle Bus. Here she is looking relaxed and casual:

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Tyler would like to stay anonymous so he can continue to have adventures and stories.

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“L.S.F.” by Kasabian

“Laid” by James

“Your Woman” by White Town

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists