Tell The Bartender - A Storytelling Podcast

In this very special holiday episode, The Bartender talks to both children and adults about their own experiences with the man known as Santa. We also learn about Hannukah Harry, believing in magic, and how cruel some siblings can be. PLUS a new drink recipe, a listener shout-out AND you get to hear the host's sexy head cold voice (again). Happy Holidays!

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The bartender just got back from LA and boy, does she have some stories to share. The first is from LA where the lovely Danuta talks about how a certain restraining order came to be. And back in NY, the incredible Myka Fox tells a story about a fun coincidence. PLUS news about the live show, some shout outs, and a new drink inspired by LA/Delta/Sky vodka!

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Let's travel! In this episode, we hear stories about a road trip, a road accident, and a very special tale from the bartender herself. PLUS a new round of Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice, news about the next live show, and how to make the best Hot Toddy!   

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This episode focuses on relationships. We hear from Katharine's upstairs neighbor Niabi who found out the hard way why dating a person outside your age range can have some unforseen consequences. It involves pee. Then Jamie shares his experience about growing up on a military base, and also what it's like to date after identifying as a transexual man. PLUS an announcement about Katharine recording in LA, some listener shout-outs and great music!

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Citizen Radio's Ninja Kevin opens up about a dark time in his life, and what he did to get better. And then there's the story about the duck.

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They say youth is wasted on the young, but how else can we have made those gutsy, irresponsible decisions that make us who we are today? In this episode we hear from three people who made some risky choices, and how they paid off. PLUS a new drink recipe, listener mail, and everyone's favorite game Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice!

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Marriage - it's all the rage! But how exactly does one pop the question? We hear four touching, funny and surprising stories from people who wanted to make their engagements as special as possible. 

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In this Episode:

Sometimes things in life don't always go according to plan. Like, let's say you spend two months planning a live version of your podcast with some celebrity guests, and it goes great, but there is a technical issue and it didn't record. You know, like that. Well, sadly, the last live show will live on only in the memories of those who were there BUT we have pictures below of the event, and it inspired this episode.

Nature, Nurture: When she started a family with her husband, Micaela Walker wanted things to be as natural as possible. Nature had a different idea. Hear the incredible story about what she learned from her daughter, Lula.

Welcome To New York: Maria Carreon was brought to New York City by some unusual circumstances. Things didn't go so well.

PLUS a special five minute recap of the LIVE SHOW told to us by audience member and comedian Myq Kaplan (it's a re-Kap-lan!) ALSO listener shout outs,  a new drink recipe, and music from listener NazT N8!

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In this Episode:

Searching For Lucky Cole: 13 years ago Corey Eisenstein did a project for college and it changed his life. Meet the man behind it.

PLUS an update about a past guest, listener shout outs,  and a new drink recipe!

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Episode 15: Camp It Out

In this Episode:

Camp Learn Stuff: Friends Emmy and Will share stories about a camp theater director who had some unorthodox ways of training his students. Plus, They play "Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice"!

The Mystery of the Button: Josh Cohen was rushed from camp to the ER in a very remote part of New Jersey because he swallowed a button. The doctor had an interesting way of treating him.

Liz's Ark: While working at a camp in Texas, Liz Davenport was faced with a herculean task: save her campers from a major oncoming flood. She was asked to use a shovel.

Bummer Camp: Jesse Myerson just came back from a very difficult Summer camp session. He shares how he got past the lows to appreciate the highs.

PLUS listener shout outs, a drink recipe, a new "Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice" and news about the next  Tell The Bartender LIVE!

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In this episode, we hear a story from Myq Kaplan about this one time he did this one drug, and Lindsey Carter shares with us what happens when you do more than one drug. PLUS listener shout outs, a drink recipe, and some fun news about musician Ted Leo, who is the inspiration for the title of this podcast.

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In this Episode:

We did a full length live show at Union Hall and it was wonderful! Many thanks to our incredible guests Lizz Winstead (Co-Creator of the Daily Show, Activist, Awesome Person) and Michael Snow (CBS's Survivor, also Awesome Person).

Tweet Heat: Lizz Winstead shares a story about the time she got into a bit of trouble on the Twitter machine, plus she shares a very special Minnesota story for the Macalester College alums in the house!

So Many Jeans:  Before Michael Snow knew he was gay, he tried to have sex with a woman. It didn't go so well. And a short story about Survivor behind the scenes!

PLUS Katharine tells a story, we play "Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice" with a real life Matty Blake, and an audience member joins us for the new game, "Bar Talk"!

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In this episode, we talk with two transgendered people. Lauren Hennessy identifies as a male in a female body who explains why he is not transitioning. Jack Katz explains how and why he is. PLUS shout outs to Katharine's biggest tippers and a new drink recipe!

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In this episode, The Bitchy Waiter joins us to talk about one of the worst jobs he ever had. Then Oleh Zaychenko shares a very special coming of age story that took place one Summer working at Dunkin Donuts. PLUS we play "Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice" with you, the audience!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

In This Episode:

The Best Ex: Keith and Chemda, hosts of the popular comedy podcast Keith and the Girl, tell the story of their break up, which was complicated by the fact that they had just written a book about relationships and had already signed a contract for their publisher agreeing not to break up for a year.

Be The Cat: Mitchell Bisschop never thought seriously about religion until he dated a Scientologist. Then he made a dramatic leap of faith. 

PLUS new music from Jackie Brubaker, two big announcements, limericks for listeners, and Katharine accidentally gets audio of her neighbors having loud sex while recording an intro.

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In This Episode:

Last Days: Stephanie D’Abruzzo has an interesting history with last days on the job. She shares with us two short stories about her last day at the Broadway show Avenue Q, and her last day working at a Burger King in college.

The Preponderant Shaft Project: In 2008 a group of friends took an inside joke on an email thread a little too far. In Katharine’s first ever field piece, we hear from Ed Winnick, Chris Powers, Michael Boyd, Jon Quinn and Brett Gustafson about what inspired them to create a full length album worth of songs in a few weeks... over a private email conversation inspired by a spam message. For the first time, we hear the fruits of their creative labor.

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Episode 8: Oops

In This Episode:

Horse Power: A few years ago Micaela Walker's car got hit by a reckless teenage driver. Since this took place in Amish Country, it also happens that the teenager was speeding in a horse and buggy.

The Time Of Your Life: Steve Reynolds tells us about one night with Green Day, his blood, and Winona Ryder.

Oopsie Baby: When Mike Rose's wife went into labor, he assumed the midwife would get to their home before the baby did. He was wrong.

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Episode 7: I Didn't Know I Was Nugent

Brooklyn based restaurateur Ted Mann always knew growing up that he was adopted. Recently he found out that his birth father wanted to meet him. Then he found out that his birth father is Ted Nugent. He shares the story of his incredible family reunion.


PLUS Katharine shares a drink recipe with a mixer by the nice people at Cocktail Crate, we play the new game, "Casting Notice or Craigslist Ad" with the help of Matty Blake from The Actors Grind Podcast, and listener shout-outs!

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We spend the full hour with the amazing Kambri Crews. She tells us what it's like to grow up as a hearing child with two deaf parents, adventures with mom's "back massager", and the night she found out that her father was arrested almost stabbing a woman to death. We laugh, cry and make new drinks.

PLUS Katharine shares a new drink based on a friend and show supporter!

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Episode 5: Taken In

On this show, we hear from Sharda Sekaran who reveals how she, her high school friends, and a train full of New Yorkers on Halloween saved a cat from a man on the subway who claimed to be a space alien. Lora Chio tells the story about the time she booked a job in a Martha Stewart commercial without auditioning. She quickly finds out why.

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In This Episode, my mother talks about the time she was almost kidnapped into white slavery when she was a teenager visiting Marrakesh. Then she shares a short story about my French grandmother getting kidnapped by the Nazi's during WWII. And Hugh Klitzke tells us about the time he was involved in an exorcism. And made lifelong friends.

Music credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Happens All The Time” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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Dean Haspiel shares the very touching story of how he helped out a friend in need. By donating his sperm. And John Knefel talks about the time he fell hard for a girl, and took a trip to Argentina to see her. It didn't go so well.

Music credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bittersweet” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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Episode 2: In Hindsight

In this episode, Molly Knefel shares with us the time she sold balloons on rollerblades for a Summer job, and in hindsight, learned the meaning of life. Then Jonah Eller-Isaacs tells a spooky tale about a restless night he spent at a friend's house. He didn't find out why until several years later. 

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Music credits:

"Setting Sun" by Chris Powers

"Bittersweet" by Chris Powers

"Bottled in Cork" by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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In this episode we hear from Todd who recalls his days of playing with a very popular Christian rock band. This is complicated by the fact that Todd is decidedly not Christian. Then Matty Blake shares his personal tale of how he went from being an atheist to a Catholic. Hint: It involves a ghost story.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

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