Tell The Bartender - A Storytelling Podcast

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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 EDT

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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 EDT

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 EDT

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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 EDT

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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 EDT

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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 EDT

Wali, a very safe driver, was recently hired by a trucking company. During his month on the road with a trainer, he learned a lot more than how to make wide turns. PLUS The Bartender has a “New Awesome Podcast” alert – check out The Podcast of Color!

Direct download: Episode_81__Trucker_Tales.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

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When Marc was a teenager, his mother received a call that would change their lives. His father, a New York City policeman, was shot. Hear the touching story about how he learned about his dad's superpower. 

Direct download: Episode_80__Superman.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

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The Bartender was recently approached by a band of Gypsies. Yes, a rock band of brothers who are Gypsies. In this very special episode, we hear about what it was like growing up, what it means to be a Gypsy, and how their band, The MXT, came to be. And then one of the brothers makes The Bartender cry with a moving and inspirational story. Hide your babies... KIDDING! They don't steal babies. But gather your hankies.

Then, The Bartender shares a short story about her encounter with a shitstain of a human garbage monster right before the interview.

Direct download: Tell_The_Bartender_Finding_Your_Voice.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

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Liz was asked to watch a pair of very expensive Bengal cats for a week. Three months later, they were still in her home, and the owner was suspiciously jet-setting the world with her new boyfriend. Or was she? Liz accidentally embarked on a quest for said owner, a journey that involved Tijuana, background checks, monitored phone lines and meth.

Then Earl, a musician (and The Bartender's "prom date"), talks about the time he accidentally broke a young fan's heart. He had a really good reason.

PLUS hear The Bartender's attempt at commercial writing!

Direct download: TellTheBartenderEpisode78CoolCats.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 10:21am EDT