Tell The Bartender - A Storytelling Podcast

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.

Direct download: KATGandM2.m4a
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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.

Direct download: StephanieandPSP23.m4a
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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.

Direct download: OopsFinalFinal2.mp3
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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!

Direct download: TedMFinal2.mp3
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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!

Direct download: KambriFinal1.m4a
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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.

Direct download: SL.m4a
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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

Direct download: MandH2.m4a
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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

Direct download: DeanandJohn.m4a
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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.

Music credits:

"Setting Sun" by Chris Powers

"Bittersweet" by Chris Powers

"Bottled in Cork" by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Direct download: MollyandJonahFinalFinal3.m4a
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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.

Direct download: TellTheBartenderEp1.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EST