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The JV Club with Janet Varney Episode 348: Sarah Enni

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Show: 
The JV Club
Guests: 
Sarah Enni

FINALLY! A conversation about the Winchester Mystery House. But there’s more! The charming Sarah Enni (who you can also hear on the “First Draft with Sarah Enni” podcast) and her fellow chatterbox JV rove all over topics including staying interested in life, the deliciousness of cheese, and JV’s nickname for sheep in New Zealand.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun

EP111: Tisa Bryant on The Emotions' "Rejoice" (1977)

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Tisa Bryant

The Emotions started out singing gospel as The Hutchinson Sunbeams, but when they signed a deal with Stax/Volt, they changed their name and switched to soul/R&B. They enjoyed modest success during those years, charting on the Hot 100, but Stax was going bankrupt, and The Emotions were left stranded. 

The group moved to Columbia Records and met Maurice White, who helped produce the biggest hits in their careers. "The Best of My Love" rocketed up the charts and reached the top spot on Billboard Pop and R&B and their album Rejoice went Platinum. 

Critic and professor Tisa Bryant talks to Oliver and guest co-host Ernest Hardy about the change in sound between the Stax/Volt and Columbia Records years, the role Maurice and Charles Stepney played in the production of this album, and The Emotions' place in the vast world of girl groups.  

More on Tisa

More on The Emotions

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Rejoice unless indicated otherwise):

  • Best of My Love
  • The Emotions: Peace Be Still
  • The Emotions: Flowers
  • A Long Way to Go
  • Bebe and Cece Winans: Heaven
  • Blessed
  • Deniece Williams: Free
  • Blessed
  • Key to My Heart
  • Don't Ask My Neighbors
  • A Feeling Is
  • Best of My Love
  • Don't Ask My Neighbors
  • Best of My Love
  • Don't Ask My Neighbors
  • A Long Way to Go
  • Rejoice
  • The Emotions: Blind Alley
  • The Emotions: Show Me How
  • The Emotions: Peace Be Still (Live at Wattstax)
  • The Emotions: We Go Through Changes
  • Love Unlimited: If You Want Me, Say It

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself Bonus Episode - LIVE from Saskatoon

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Recorded LIVE at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon on October 6th, 2018. That's right, 2018.

Photo courtesy of @jsquared29 on instagram.

Download the episode here. (right-click)

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Switchblade Sisters Episode 105: 'Psycho' with 'Blue' Director Gabriela Ledesma

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Guests: 
Gabriela Ledesma

Psycho

Katie Walsh is back in the hosting chair this week to speak with the fascinating director of the new film Blue, Gabriela Ledesma. Gabby's on the show to talk about the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho. She opens up about the dark subject matter of Blue and how her own suicide attempt inspired the film. She also discusses the lessons she learned during her naval career that she has applied to filmmaking. Plus, Katie and Gabby just generally obsess over the genius of Alfred Hitchcock.

Blue is streaming now.

And if you haven't seen Psycho...what are you doing with your life?

With Katie Walsh and Gabriela Ledesma.

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Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

One Bad Mother, Episode 328: Let’s Go Out To Eat

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Show: 
One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa have a little whine with our dinner and poke fun at some of the “child friendly” offerings at restaurants. Of course we should have realistic expectations when eating out with our kids, but really, that grilled cheese is too fancy for a 3 year old. Don’t you have some white bread back there? Plus Biz gives a knowing look and Theresa probably knows what she needs to do.

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold.

Our book You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Ep 125 - Just Fucking Write- NaNoWriMo with Tom Merritt

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Show: 
Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Tom Merritt

Brea and Mallory talk about National Novel Writing Month and interview author and NaNoWriMo participant Tom Merritt! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

Reading Glasses Merch

Sponsors -

Lola
Promo Code - GLASSES30

Hingston and Olsen
Promo Code - GLASSES

Links -

Reading Glasses Facebook Group
Reading Glasses Goodreads Group
Amazon Wish List
Newsletter

NaNoWriMo
Write Along Podcast
Tom Merritt
Tom's Twitter
Tom's Books

Ozark Book Con

TBR
Book of the Month
Owl Crate

Books Mentioned -

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Watch Hollow by Gregory Funaro

Wool by Hugh Howey

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale

The Jackie and Laurie Show in Portland, OR

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Date: 
12/01/2019 - 13:00 - 15:00
City: 
Portland, OR
Venue Name: 
Kickstand Comedy Space

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The Jackie and Laurie Show is a podcast that celebrates and bitches about standup comedy. Jackie and Laurie have been doing standup since he 80s – have recently been on television a lot, have albums, and this show will be each of them doing standup sets and then a live recorded episode of their podcast.

Doors at 12:15pm, Show at 1pm

Cost: $20, $25 at the door

** Part of Kickstand Comedy’s mission is to eliminate barriers from comedy – a portion of seats at every Kickstand show are pay-what-you-want

The Jackie and Laurie Show in Eugene, OR

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Date: 
11/30/2019 - 18:00 - 20:00
City: 
Eugene, OR
Venue Name: 
Whirled Pies

Presented by just comedy
Whirled Pies 199 w 8th ave
11.30.19
6pm doors 7pm show

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Laurie Kilmartin has been doing standup since 1987 and has appeared on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. Her Seeso special “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad” made Vulture’s list of Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016. She’s written two books, Shitty Mom (2012) and Dead People Suck (2018). She is currently a writer for CONAN on TBS, and previously wrote for Tough Crowd w/Colin Quinn (Comedy Central) and The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusion (CBS). She has appeared the Montreal Comedy Festival as a New Face and, 12 years later, as a Master.

Jackie Kashian is a comic whose current album, I Am Not The Hero Of This Story, was #1 comedy album on iTunes and Amazon and is critically acclaimed. She is in the thirteenth year of her podcast The Dork Forest, where she talks with people about what they love to do, think about and collect. She also has a podcast with Laurie Kilmartin where they complain and celebrate standup comedy. It is called The Jackie and Laurie Show.

They will each be doing a half hour of standup, followed by a live taping of their podcast, The Jackie and Laurie Show, for an amazing two hours of entertainment!

Group rates available! Email justcomedytickets@gmail.com for more info!

The Jackie and Laurie Show in Bend, OR

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Date: 
11/29/2019 - 20:00 - 22:00
City: 
Bend, OR
Venue Name: 
Seven Nightclub

1033 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701 United States

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Bend Comedy Special Event: Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin
This special event will feature standup comedy from both Jackie and Laurie, along with a live episode taping of their awesome weekly podcast, The Jackie and Laurie Show!

8pm Friday, November 29th

The Jackie and Laurie Show is an hour long weekly podcast featuring comedians Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin. They started JLS in Dec of 2015, after noticing that most comedy podcast hosts and guests were male. A new episdoe comes out every Monday, and so far, they have never taken a week off. They talk comedy, women, women in comedy and… men.

Jackie Kashian started standup in 1985 in Milwaukee and Laurie Kilmartin started in 1987 in San Francisco. They only met recently, because in the 80s, 90s and aughts, two female comics were rarely allowed to appear on the same show.

Each podcast reveals a new Comic of the Week, a female standup you may not have heard of yet. The list is close to 200 names long and they haven’t even scratched the surface yet. Between them, Jackie and Laurie have released 7 albums, appeared on CONAN 5 times, starred in a Comedy Central half hour, published two books (one a NYT besteller) and written for 3 late night shows.

They’ve been around and they have a lot to say.

Hosted by Elaine Johnson

Ages 21+

The Jackie & Laurie Show in NYC!

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Date: 
11/16/2019 - 21:00 - 22:30
City: 
New York
Venue Name: 
The Stand

Buy Tickets

at Upstairs at The Stand
116 E 16th St
New York, NY 10003

The Jackie and Laurie Show is an hour long weekly podcast featuring comedians Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin. They started JLS in Dec of 2015, after noticing that most comedy podcast hosts and guests were male. A new episdoe comes out every Monday, and so far, they have never taken a week off. They talk comedy, women, women in comedy and… men.

Jackie Kashian started standup in 1985 in Milwaukee and Laurie Kilmartin started in 1987 in San Francisco. They only met recently, because in the 80s, 90s and aughts, two female comics were rarely allowed to appear on the same show.

Each podcast reveals a new Comic of the Week, a female standup you may not have heard of yet. The list is close to 200 names long and they haven’t even scratched the surface yet. Between them, Jackie and Laurie have released 7 albums, appeared on CONAN 5 times, starred in a Comedy Central half hour, published two books (one a NYT besteller) and written for 3 late night shows.
They’ve been around and they have a lot to say.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to check in to guarantee seating. Seats are subject to be released 15 minutes after the show begins. ALL LINEUPS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

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