We did it! Another episode in the books! In Dogs We Met, Allegra is denied a meeting and we all get angry on her behalf! We also discuss the leash code! In Mutt Minute, the controversial breed... type? Breed? The Mountain Feist! Two big pieces of dog news: It's Pit Bull Awareness Month! Also, Amtrak has made some small changes to it's policy on allowing dog passengers! We are so excited to be joined this week by Broadway superstar Lesli Margherita! You're going to be excited too! We also have our first winner of our Throw Back Thursday picture contest and we announce our October contest! Enjoy and tell a friend! Show notes
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Nellie McKay is a singer-songwriter, actor and cabaret artist with a wry sense of humor and a throwback aesthetic. Her voice might evoke Doris Day or Peggy Lee, but her lyrics are often sardonic, political and thought-provoking. She’s been a guest on our program in the past, and has since released two albums and created two original cabaret shows. She tells us why she avoids modern conveniences, the reasons why she actually prefers to produce records with her mom, and finds time to play us a few songs on the ukelele, too.
McKay is on a solo tour this fall with her ukelele and piano. You can catch one of her musical cabaret shows, Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, and I Want to Live! in New York.
Rob Delaney is known as the comedian Twitter made. He discovered something about comedy that changed him when he saw an Upright Citizens Brigade show, but it would be years before he was able to capture that spark onstage himself and pursue his calling in comedy. First, he went through a period of alcoholism and survived a devastating car accident and a stint in jail.
He's learned to cope with the physical and psychological damage from his addiction and accident, and he joins us to talk about his recovery, the Twitter evidence of a hard work ethic, and why he's both intrigued and disgusted by the human body.