Tell The Bartender - A Storytelling Podcast

In this Episode:

The Bartender shares some of her thoughts post election. Then, comedian Jes Tom talks about finding humor in times of despair, the best way to handle misgendering someone, and the time their grandmother got revenge against a school bully at the tender age of 8 after getting out of a Japanese internment camp.

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Direct download: Episode_91__The_Future_of_Regular_Degular_Comedy.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

In this Episode:

Melani, a single mother at age 41, found love in a hopeless place (an airport hotel in Pittsburgh). After 5 wonderful years with this man, she talks about moving forward after he passed away. Then we hear from Will whose father abandoned his family on Christmas Day when he was 16. He's trying to repair the relationship, and writing a show about it in the process. It involves a nuclear power plant and Brazil, not necessarily in that order.

Direct download: Episode_90__Second_or_Third_Fourth_Fifth_Chances.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

In this Episode:

Jen and Alli spend a lot of time on the internet procuring content for their show, but what happens when they meet the face behind the avatar? They talk about lessons learned from strangers on Craigslist, explain what a "Splenda Daddy" is, and expound on Mpregs, Semenology, and women in comedy. You know, the usual. 

Direct download: Episode_89__I..._Did_Not_Know_That.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 9:36pm EST

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Jake wasn’t very popular in high school so he was thrilled when “Emily” wanted to be his girlfriend. When she revealed why she started dating him, Jake thought it couldn’t get any worse. He found out that oh yes, it could.

Direct download: Ep_88__Hes_All_That.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

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(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?

Direct download: Episode_87__Service_Dogs___Brogressives_2.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

In this Episode:

Families can be full of drama! From getting a phone call that your grandmother assaulted someone at the nursing home, to hatching several unrealistic plans to run away from your parents, there is still that special something that keeps kin together. In this very special episode, we hear stories about forgetfulness, fights, and forgiveness. Plus Katharine's (almost) 5 year old nephew joins us at the end to provide riveting commentary. He has a lot to say about lobsters.

Direct download: Episode_86__Family_AMIRITE__.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

Jillian knew at a young age that she was obsessed with spankings. When she finally found a person who shared her fetish, her eyes were opened up to a whole new world. Unfortunately, someone else was watching.

Direct download: Episode_85__Rear_Window.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

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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.

Direct download: Episode_84__Monsoon_Season.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

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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.

Direct download: Building_a_Backbone.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

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As someone who has spent most of her life fighting for the rights of others, Mallika Dutt has her share of stories. First, we hear about how she skillfully handled the “casting couch culture” during production of a music video about women’s rights. Then she talks about a recently unearthed traumatic childhood memory that helped her understand her own personal obstacles. Oh, and Mallika makes The Bartender cry when she explains how the power of storytelling can change the world.

Direct download: Episode_82__The_Big_Breakthrough.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 10:18am EST