Tell The Bartender - A Storytelling Podcast

In this Episode:

Shawn joins The Bartender to talk about political discourse in the age of social media, "Racebook", and how he handles situations when the police are involved.

Then Korde tells a story about a funny coincidence that happened when he first moved to New York. It's kind of beautiful, you guys.

PLUS listener shout outs and The Bartender needs your help!

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In this Episode:

The Bartender tries to find the true meaning of Thanksgiving. She spoke to her 3 1/2 year old nephew Christian, a friend's 4 1/2 year old daughter Noa, and her friend Simona. They all had some incredible insight. Then Alex tells the story about one particularly interesting Thanksgiving with his family, and manages to sum up the true meaning of this holiday. PLUS listener shout outs and a new episode of The Bartender's advice show with Sally Tamarkin, "The Struggle Bus", is up!

Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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In this Episode:

The Bartender is joined by Myka Fox and Keisha Zollar for another wonderful live show. PLUS listener shout outs, and we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice! Recorded at UCB East, NY, NY as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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In this Episode:

David Lawson joins Katharine to tell the story about, well, the worst thing to happen while leading a "Ghost Tour" in a graveyard in Boston. And Lauren Hennessy is back to talk about a scary thing that happened while in a lighting booth for a show. PLUS listener shout outs, and tickets are available for the next LIVE show for the New York Comedy Festival on November 8th! Like what you hear? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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In this Episode:

The Bartender is joined by herself because her computer somehow lost all of her yet-to-be-released interviews (and all of GarageBand!) so the very special Halloween episode will be up next week BUT Katharine didn't want to leave you hanging. So, for the first time, she is releasing audio from the very personal (and hilarious!) one woman show she did 4 years ago about her (difficult relationship with her) dad. She is very nervous and needs a hug. Enjoy! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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The Bartender is joined by Janeane Garofalo, Mara Wilson and Jeffrey Cranor for another wonderful live show. PLUS listener shout outs, and we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Jordan McDonough! Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY.

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In this episode:

Kevin Allison walks us through sexual awakenings in his life, and talks about his first time experimenting with BDSM, polyamory, why he is "The Skipper and not Gilligan", and a class he teaches at Kink Camp. Then Meghan Turbitt gets very personal with The Bartender about the first time she had sex, and Katharine in turn shares a very intimate story with Meghan about her hymen.

PLUS listener shout outs, and news about the next LIVE show for New York ComicCon's Superweek on October 5th at 4:00pm with Janeane Garofalo, Mara Wilson and Jeffrey Cranor! Tickets are available here! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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In this episode:

The incredibly talented Mychal Denzel Smith is a contributing writer at The Nationfreelances for other major publications, makes frequent appearances on television and is prodigious on Twitter. He also spent four years at a distinguished university but never graduated. This is a story about questioning authority, why it’s so important to do so no matter what the consequences, and, like any great narrative, there is a boat explosion. Ok, he had nothing to do with the boat but he is responsible for some other big things.

PLUS news about the monthly advice show Katharine co-hosts called The Struggle Bus, and tickets are available now for the next Tell The Bartender LIVE brought to you by New York ComicCon's Superweek! Get them here. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

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The Bartender is joined by Jamie Kilstein and Chris Gethard for another wonderful live show. PLUS a listener shout out, and we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Shawn T. Andrew! Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY.

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In this episode:

Bastard Keith and The Bartender get personal about kinks, his sexual journey and awakenings, and how he dealt with a heckler at a burlesque show he was hosting. Also, we cover "water sports", creative one-night stands, new ways to describe various sex acts, and there's a special appearance from our new favorite person Constable Teasebottom. This episode is NSFW but really, none of them are.

 

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In this episode:

Marty Scanlon talks about "The Curry Man" who visits you in your sleep. This is real. And Sally Tamarkin shares a very personal tale about meeting her life long hero under the worst circumstances. PLUS The Bartender tells a story about meeting one of her personal idols AND listener shout-outs, info for some of The Bartender's live shows, and an announcement of a new podcast Katharine will be co-hosting!

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In this episode:

 

Michael Izquierdo went to Canada to relax and work on some creative projects. Canadian immigration had a different idea about who he was. And Jenny Jaffe joins The Bartender to talk about what happens when you don't read the instructions on edible pot chocolate. Let's just say she wasn't quite herself. Sadly, the Canadians didn't get involved.

PLUS listener shout outs, Keith and the Girl and Citizen Radio shout outs, and news about the next live show on August 14th!

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In this Episode:

When To Tell The BartenderAnne Zander used to bartend. She gives some good advice about how not to hit on your server, and speaks from her own personal experience about the one time the tables were turned. It didn't go so well.

The X-PastorSean Tucker used to be a pastor. He talks about the fascinating journey that led him away from the church.

PLUS listener shout outs and an impromptu appearance from Katharine's favorite Twitter Fat Gay Vegan! Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am EST

In this Episode:

Jeffrey Cranor, co-creator of the amazing podcast Welcome To Night Vale, talks to the Bartender about art, writing, performing, and what keeps him going.

PLUS listener shout outs, Keith and the Girl and Citizen Radio shout outs, and a drink of the week inspired by Welcome To Night Vale! Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars!

 

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In This Episode

Brokedown Dorm Room: Dylan Marron tells us about the time he was caught in a pretty serious drug bust, unbeknownst to him.

UCBanned: Jake Hart was banned from the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater for a year. He'll explain why.

PLUS listener shout outs!

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The bartender is joined by Mara Wilson and Wyatt Cenac for a very special live show about relationships. PLUS listener shout outs, and we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Matty Blake! Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY.

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In this Episode:

Patti Cleary was in her Junior year of college when she noticed something new and different about her backside. She walks us through the very delicate ins and outs of having a pilonidal cyst. Recorded in St. Paul Minnesota!

Charlie Kasov was given Zoloft (an antidepressant), among other things, back when it was still being tested on teenagers. Things didn't go so well.

PLUS, news about the LIVE show on May 8th with Wyatt Cenac and Mara Wilson, and listener shout outs! Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars!

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In this Episode:

Evan Davis recalls the first time he did comedy, had sex, and got drunk. This did not all happen in one night.

Coree Spencer tells about the first time she moved out of her house due to impossible circumstances, and found herself homeless at 17.

PLUS, news about the LIVE show on May 8th with Wyatt Cenac and Mara Wilson, and listener shout outs! Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars!

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In this Episode:

Mark Duffy worked in the World Trade Center for 20 years until September 11th, 2001. His son Chris was in school, just a few miles away. The two talk about that day and how they finally found their way home.

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On this very special live episode recorded at Union Hall, Brooklyn, the Bartender talks to Janeane Garofalo about comedy, the Puppy Bowl and her new show idea, and the very talented Chris Morris shares a very personal story. PLUS we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Dan Schachner!

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In this special short episode, we talk to Jen Collier, a comedian in London. Last week she received an email that told her she was being pulled from a show because there were "too many women" on the bill. Jen tweeted a screenshot of the email and it quickly went viral. Jen joins the bartender to talk about her sudden online fame, being a woman in comedy, and what it feels like to have Sarah Silverman on your side.

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In this Episode:

Mike Blejer was 11 years old when his au pair started sexually abusing him. After we hear his story, he talks about how common sexual assault is and why survivors are often hesitant to talk about it. The Bartender then shares her own experience with being molested, and why she hasn't publicly addressed it until recently. PLUS, news about the second guest for the live show with Janeane Garofalo on March 5th, and listener shout outs! 

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In this Episode:

 

Corey tells the story about the time he received communion in a church AND a Bar Mitzvah in a van, Libby introduces a new boyfriend to an eccentric family member, and the bartender herself talks about reuniting with her kindergarten sweetheart. PLUS, news about the Live Show/BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA on March 5th, a drink recipe, and listener shout outs!

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In this Episode:

Micah tells us about his most difficult heckler (and the life lesson in the bathroom that followed it), and Cecelia shares a short story about her experience with race relations during her time in the Dominican Republic. It involves her dog. PLUS, the first guest is announced for the live show/BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA on March 5th, and a new drink inspired by a friend! 

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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 Blair Koenig (STFU Parents) and Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Cinematic Titanic, Cartoon Dump, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell).

PLUS Katharine tells a story with the help of the Bitchy Waiter, we play “Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice” with Shawn T. Andrew, and an audience member joins us for the game, “Bar Talk”!

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