Episode for October 14, 2022
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I’m sorry today’s show posted late but you can expect that on Fridays because I hang out with paid subscribers Thursday nights and we had a real Hootenanny last night! We hung out for about three hours And had a great time. If you are reading this and aren’t a paid subscriber then what are you waiting for!?
On today’s show I have a short news round up and then get to my conversation with Ophira Eisenberg about her new podcast parenting is a joke and much more. Also on today’s show long time listener Matt Carlson interviews Christian Finnegan about music which is something I certainly can’t have a smart conversation about. I hope you like it! Now onto bios and links
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Lauded as “hilarious, high risk, and an inspiration,” Ophira filmed her comedy special Inside Joke, when she was 8½ months pregnant. The show’s material revolves around how she told everyone that she was never going to have kids, and then unexpectedly found herself expecting at “an advanced maternal age.” Inside Joke can be found on Amazon and iTunes, along with her two other comedy albums, Bangs!and As Is.
She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine‘s “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” and hailed by Forbes.com as one of the most engaging comics working today.
Ophira is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in two of The Moth’s best-selling books, including the most recent New York Times Bestseller Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible.
Ophira’s first book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamyi s a comedic memoir about her experiments in the field as a single woman, traveling from futon to futon and flask-to-flask, gathering data, hoping to put it all together and build her own perfect mate.
She is also sought after as a brilliant interviewer and moderator, and has interviewed dozens of celebrities, writers, and actors.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ophira graduated with a Cultural Anthropology and Theater degree from McGill University. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY where she is a fixture at New York City’s comedy clubs
After my talk with Ophira long time listener and friend Matt Carlson sits down with Christian Finnegan to talk music and Christian’s newsletter. Find out more about Matt and his music !
This newsletter has a very simple premise: You don’t have time to discover new music. I do. Here’s what I’ve discovered.