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Episode 103: “We Would Have Preferred Phish, Not Actual Fish” And Other Roadblocks While Fighting The Drug War

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In this Episode: 

Derek Rosenfeld and Tommy McDonald from The Drug Policy Alliance join The Bartender to talk about various obstacles they’ve experienced working to end the war on drugs. Derek recounts one bizarre tactic to deter a peaceful protest that involved dead fish, (not to be confused with his favorite band Phish), and Tommy recalls celebrating one of the proudest accomplishment of his career during one of the worst nights of his life.

PLUS Katharine shares audio of a beautiful speech her sister gave while accepting an award on behalf of her law firm’s pro-bono work for helping abused women and children! UNFORTUNATELY the audio also caught a sexist remark from a nearby attendant/colleague about her sister’s personal appearance as she took the stage to share an emotional story about their abusive father. So Katharine ends the episode with her feelings about that.

About The Guests:

Tommy McDonald is director of multimedia at the Drug Policy Alliance, co-host of their popular podcast Drugs and Stuff, and has the voice of an angel caressing a sea of velvet and molasses. After earning his B.A. at Tennessee State University, McDonald began his career as a sports writer for The Nashville Banner in 1991. He was a community news reporter at The Sacramento Bee and a local sports editor for ANG Newspapers, which owns The Oakland Tribune. McDonald also worked as a freelance writer and consultant for several years.

Derek Rosenfeld is Drug Policy Alliance‘s manager of social media and media relations, based in New York, and the co-host of the podcast Drugs and Stuff. Even under the most trying circumstances, he always manages to stay classy. Derek strives to promote harm reduction strategies for dealing with drug use, enjoys staying current on drug policy reform issues, and makes every effort to share current events with as many people as possible. Check out his articles about Kellyanne Conway’s recent tone deaf statements about drugs and ice cream, and how, because of the drug war, there is an deadly uptick of fentanyl in heroin.

Here are Tommy (l) and Derek (r) looking fly af:

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Drug Policy Alliance Media:

Website: http://www.drugpolicy.org
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Podcast Twitter: @drugsnstuffDPA 
Subscribe to the Podcast: Podcast Drugs and Stuff: A Podcast about Drugs, Harm Reduction, Mass Incarceration, The Drug War and other Stuff, from the Drug Policy Alliance

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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.

AWESOME HEADPHONES ALERT!

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Want 15% off these rad headphones? Go to the Sudio Sweden store and use the promo code: BARTENDER at checkout.

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

“Freedom of ’76” by Ween

“Joy” by Phish

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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Episode 102: Rob, and the Concept of Star Stature

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In this Episode: 

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.

AWESOME HEADPHONES ALERT!

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Want 15% off these rad headphones? Go to the Sudio Sweden store and use the promo code: BARTENDER at checkout.

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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In this Episode: 

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

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 94: Your Birth Day

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In this Episode: 

When Annie was training as a birth doula, she had very strong emotional reactions to some births, which made her look into her own. She talks with The Bartender about how the way we come into this world matters.

Oh, and she also tells a story about the time she, for her job, mediated a fight between roommates over a thermostat.

And huge thanks to The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast! Listen to them!

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About the Guest:

Annie Levin is an attorney and birth doula living in Brooklyn, NY. She currently serves as a curator for The Emergence Network, a collective that poses the question, “What if the way we respond to crisis is part of the crisis?” and seeks to create spaces to explore various forms of activism and engagement.  She also hosts Precipice, a bi-monthly radio show that invites open conversation about the troubles of our times. A nature lover making it work in the big city, Annie can often be found hanging with the ducks in Prospect Park, or down at Coney Island swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.

Here she is, glowing, loving, being awesome:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“La belle et le bad boy” by MC Solaar

“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