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Episode 70: A Dud, a Stud and a Flood

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In this Episode:

Meredith hadn’t had much luck with online dating. This is the story of one date that turned into a shitstorm. Literally.

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Here is the audio of the AT&T commercial Katharine and Meredith did together!

About the Guest:

Meredith Zeitlin is an incredible writer, VO artist and person. Buy her young adult books, Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters and Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me. And check out one of her awesome opinion pieces about weddings here. Also, this is the piece about the other guy she had dated, the “Christopher Columbus of Brooklyn“. Here she is looking fabulous:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Little Babies” by Sleater Kinney

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 69: The Nixon Files

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In this Episode:

“Nixon”, our anonymous guest, tells The Bartender about the time she started seriously dating a woman whose cancer had just returned. Nixon tried to be a supportive girlfriend during this difficult time, but for some reason all of her efforts fell flat. Turns out there was a totally reasonable explanation.

ALSO, The Bartender is going on tour with the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl in October! See show dates here.

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars! PLUS this month, since everyone says her voice is soon soothing, if you tip The Bartender $10 or more she will send you a personal audio message of a bedtime story of your choosing (you supply the text).

About the Guests:

Nixon prefers to remain anonymous but The Bartender can tell you she is one smart, funny and awesome lady. Since we can’t show her picture, here’s an amazing video of a dog exercising:

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Everybody Knows” by Concrete Blonde

“Crazy for You” by Best Coast

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 68: Another World

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In this Episode:

Ever found yourself completely out of your element? Shari shares her experience with auditioning for American Idol… four times. And Micah and Dan tell us about some otherworldly experiences they both had. It involves an ouija board, American Horror Story, and mushrooms. Not in that order. ALSO, The Bartender is going on tour with the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl in October! See show dates here.

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars! PLUS this month, since everyone says her voice is soon soothing, if you tip The Bartender $10 or more she will send you a personal audio message of a bedtime story of your choosing (you supply the text).

About the Guests:

Shari Renaud is an incredible singer, person, and Instagrammer. You would be lucky to do karaoke with her, as The Bartender found out recently.

Dan Hirshon and Micah Sherman are two very funny guys who occasionally work together and make albums. You can buy their hilarious sketch comedy album “John Rodgers: Idiot” here. For more information on the album, check out their awesome site. Here they are being totes adorbs:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Head Full of Whispers” by Electric Turn to Me

“Know Your Onion” by The Shins

“Female of the Species” by Space

 

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 65: There’s No Business Like Show Business

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In this Episode:

Steve tells us about the time he was inspired to play music after meeting his idols, The Flaming Lips, who he eventually toured with. That’s also when he found out some dreams aren’t meant to be followed. And Niabi shares with us why she eventually quit a job as a knife thrower’s assistant for The Great Throwdini. Also, The Bartender is going on tour with the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl in October! See show dates here (more TBA). Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Steve Burns is an actor, musician and master storyteller. Here he is at The Moth, totally kicking ass:

Niabi is a musician, singer, performer and total joy to be around. She currently plays with the incredible band A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, and will be performing on September 10th at C’mon Everybody, October 9th at Terminal 5, and October 30th at MASS MoCa. You can see her in the trailer of the documentary with The Great Throwdini, Maximum Riskhere. Here she is with her band making sweet, sweet music.
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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bittersweet” by Chris Powers

“All Tomorrow’s Parties” by The Velvet Underground

“A Million Colors” by Phenotract

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 63: Pranks Gone Wild

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In this Episode:

Jim educates us about “Devil’s Night” (the night before Halloween), and how a prank he played on a neighbor went terribly, terribly wrong. Then things got worse.

And The Bartender recalls the time a joke she made got taken a little too seriously. It involves playing in a punk band called “Bitch Chicks On The Rag”.

PLUS a listener shout out! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Jim Conroy is an actor and voiceover artist based in New York. Click here to get his recent appearance on the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl! And here’s a video of Jim doing one of the many things that he does best:

Katharine Heller is the host of this show, Tell The Bartender, and The Struggle Bus. Here she is doing a recent narration for the Animal Planet show, Mauled:

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“As (Seasons)” by Har Mar Superstar

“Better Be Home Soon” by Crowded House

“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

“Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 62: Breaking The Law

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In this Episode:

I’ll Accept The Charges: Very recently Clementine got a collect call from a correctional facility. It was her long lost uncle asking for help. But as time went on, the only things that started to add up in his story were the phone charges. Then things got weird. Clementine is using her real name but all other names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent – and the guilty.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Jackson found out the hard way – the very hard way – what happens when you throw a little party in your boss’s house while they’re away and put the invite on Facebook. Again, Jackson is using his real name but others have been changed to protect a certain restraining order.

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About the Guests:

Clementine and Jackson would prefer just to use their first names just in case someone tries to find them. So here’s a video of some kittens and their mama playing on a slide:

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Weird Divide” by The Shins

“White Collar Boy” by Belle and Sebastian

“William, It Was Really Nothing” by The Smiths

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 61: Inspired

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In this Episode:

In a world where it’s easy to lose faith in humanity, The Bartender sits down with two people who are making big changes with small actions to help others, and themselves. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Emily Tuckman is an actor, producer, and all around badass. You need to check out her web series Ambience, written by Mackenzie McBride. Here she is looking just adorable:

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Erica Palgon is a casting director in NYC. She runs a successful casting company Erica Palgon Casting & Beyond, casting for film, commercials, theater and webseries. Erica loves comedy, directing, creative writing and all things pop culture! Her favorite inspiring words to live by: Face the fear and do it anyway. She is very excited as she continues to put these words into action. Follow Opposite Erica on her inspiring journey. Look for her posts in the next few months, as she confidently takes on one of her long time goals of participating in the show Mortified, where she will read from her most embarrassing childhood journals and letters! Here she is being totally awesome/gorgeous/inspiring, as usual:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Nancy Sinatra

“Another Sunny Day” by Belle and Sebastian

“Roar” by Katy Perry

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 60: Odd Jobs

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In this Episode:

Survival jobs – that thing you do while pursuing the other thing you do that doesn’t pay all the bills yet. Here are stories from unique individuals who have been there and done that. We hear from a kids soccer referee, a personal assistant, a UPS employee and a bartender from a “Coyote Ugly” type establishment. PLUS listener shout outs! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guests:

Claire is an actor/singer/awesome person who will likely never coach kids soccer again.

Anna is a professional organizer and runs the very successful company Sorted By Anna!

Zene is an actor/comedian. You can hear his voice on many commercials and see him perform regularly with the comedy group Grape Dutches of York. Here he is at his night job:

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Betsy 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

“What Do I Get” by Buzzcocks

“Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)” by Dramarama

“Act Naturally” by Buck Owens

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 59: Studio 44

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In this Episode: Vegan drag queen Honey LaBronx (AKA Ben Strothmann) just moved into a gorgeous, affordable apartment in Manhattan. How he got it is another story. It involves negotiating with the IRS. PLUS a fellow podcaster shout out! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About the Guest: Ben Strothmann is a brilliant singer, performer, photographer and drag queen living in an incredible apartment in Hells Kitchen, NY. His stage diva is Honey LaBronx. He is the host of Big Fat Vegan Radio and the cooking show Vegan Drag Queen. For more information about PrEP, the once-daily pill that can prevent HIV infection by up to 99%, go here. This is the link to his incredible episode about PrEP. Here he is as Honey LaBronx:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers ”

Army of Me” by Björk

“Like a Virgin” by Gianni Coletti vs. Musique Boutique

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 58: Subway Subculture

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In this Episode:

Genevieve found a purse on a train and hoped to return it to the owner. What she didn’t expect was to become deeply entwined with the subjects of its contents. You can read more stories about magic on the NYC subway at her awesome blog, Subway Subculture.

PLUS listener shout outs! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Come Together” by Primal Scream

“The Drugs Don’t Work” by The Verve

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists