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The Townies Ep. 205: Katie & Doug K

4/16/2019
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On the podcast this week are two storytellers that you may recognize from last season plus a musical guest brand new to The Townies: Katie Newbaum (formerly Katie Newcomer), Doug Knott and Towse! Tackling subjects from the infamous "wall" of self-doubt and grief to "adulting" and change, The Townies are thrilled to have these talented folks grace our air waves. Episode 205 Features: Haikus of a Trapped Adult written & read by Katie Newbaum Soil Song written & performed by Katie Newbaum...

Duration:00:52:54

The Townies Ep. 204: Megan

4/2/2019
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This week on The Townies Podcast, it's two stories from one incredible storyteller: Megan Bergkvist. On a long list of Megan's wonderful storytelling abilities is her aptitude for turning wildly difficult situations into comedic ones and these stories are no exceptions. She is one of Kim's longest standing students and one of a few that are working to compile their material into full-length shows. This episode features: The Climb written & performed by Noah Lashly My Big Day written &...

Duration:00:53:15

The Townies Ep. 203: Lisa & Emilio

3/19/2019
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This week we're honored to feature stories and interviews from the immensely talented Lisa Williams and Emilio Uribe, music from the wonderful Twin Trip (Felix Penny) and a Townie Tidbit from the amazing Sarah Hartigan. Welcome back to The Townies Podcast where we present live, original stories and a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Episode 203 Features: Unexpected written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Secret Life written & performed by Lisa Williams Music:...

Duration:00:52:24

The Townies Ep. 202: Ren & Noah

3/5/2019
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In this episode, we feature some magnificent stories and music written and performed by outstanding members of the LGBTQIAA+ community: Ren D'Angelo, Doug Green, Noah Lashly and Emy Reynolds. The Townies loudly and proudly support the members of the LGBTQIAA+ community featured on this episode and everywhere. For more information about our featured artists and the topics mentioned on today's episode, visit our website's "About Our Storytellers" page. Episode 202 Features: Introduction by...

Duration:01:05:40

The Townies Ep. 201: Quinne & Leslie

2/23/2019
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Townies! We are so thrilled to be back with another season of The Townies Podcast, where we present original stories and now, in Season 2, a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Episode 201 Features: Smart Phone written & performed by Jim Lashly Mrs. Oleson's Favorite Ingall written & performed by Quinne Venokur Music: Till It Shines performed by Rain Perry (originally recorded by Bob Seger) Royal Pudding written & performed by Leslie Paxton Produced by Kim...

Duration:01:06:12

The Townies Ep. 200: Townies Return Feb. 23

2/15/2019
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Townies! We're back! Well... almost. Season 2 launches Saturday, February 23rd and we can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve been working on. The Townies Podcast presents live original stories and now, in Season 2, a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Come celebrate this new season with us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, February 23rd starting at 7PM for The Townies Block Party Live. We'll have live performances, food trucks, drinks, merch, games...

Duration:00:01:30

The Townies Ep. 33: The Big "What's Next"

7/31/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast and Episode 33, our very special season finale. As we say goodbye to Season 1 and embark on the “Big What's Next” for Season 2, first and foremost we just want to say thank you all for making this first year and a half even better than we could have possibly imagined. We are so grateful for all the storytellers who lent us their words and for all the listeners who took those words beyond the four walls of Kim Maxwell Studio. Thank you to our Songwriters...

Duration:00:44:39

The Townies Ep. 32: Decisions, Decisions

7/10/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): The Vessel written & performed by Judy Fisk Lucas Quien Soy written & performed by Arturo (translation & transcript available at thetowniespodcast.org/translate) Musical Interlude: Heavy Load by Twin Trip (Felix Penny) A Moment of Choice written & performed by Theodora Holt We’re Men, Remember?...

Duration:00:43:51

The Townies Ep. 31: No Place Like Home

6/26/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Nell Smith Surf Report" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Dede written & performed by Jem Ruf A Blooming Rosa Roja written & performed by Rosita López Gloss written & performed by Ilis Geronimo Musical Interlude: Happy Home by Ken Eros F*&$K Thomas written & performed by Vanessa Frank A...

Duration:00:30:26

The Townies Ep. 30: ConGRADulations

6/12/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “ConGRADulations" tidbit performed by Peter Bellwood, written by Lily Brown Saying Hello written & performed by Fabio Lauretta More of A Me Problem written & performed by Georgia Schreiner Musical Interlude: Bored of Education by John Slade I Wonder written & performed by Evan Stowell For That Weird...

Duration:00:32:56

The Townies Ep. 29: We've Got Problems, Pt. 2

5/29/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “OjA?" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan A Torch Song For Marla written & performed by Ryan Beaghler Frankenstein written & performed by Emily Kuhn Musical Interlude: Bedlam Bo Peep by Maheekats Trudy Is A Problem written & performed by Trudy Frohlich A hometown kind-of-storytelling...

Duration:00:30:20

The Townies Ep. 28: Keep Calm & Try Not To Look Nauseous

5/15/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Gophers" tidbit written & performed by Jim Lashly Sufferin' Succotash written & performed by Doug Green Trying Not To Grab Moss written & performed by Simone Berkovitz Musical Interlude: Wildflowers by Shelby Figueroa from the album Highwire Thirty written & performed by Sarah Hartigan A hometown...

Duration:00:41:46

The Townies Ep. 27: Front Row Lady

5/2/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features: Bunker Hill to Bird Lady written and performed by Kathleen Hellwitz Musical Interlude: Sweet Reality by Alan Thornhill Approval written & performed by Kathleen Hellwitz In this special episode, we feature two pieces by the beloved, long-time Townie Kathleen Hellwitz. Also known as Front Row Lady for her propensity to sit in the front row...

Duration:00:33:15

The Townies Ep. 26: To Thine Own Self Be Kind

4/17/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Persimmon Season" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag written & performed by Doug Knott Body Love Train written & performed by Sierra Hoskinds Musical Interlude: Out of the Labyrinth by Perla Batalla from the album Heaven and Earth: The Mestiza Voyage Dear Rennie Marie written &...

Duration:00:35:08

The Townies Ep. 25: Modern Folktales

4/3/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down" tidbit performed by Lily Brown, written by contributors to the Ojai Valley News Christmas Eve written & performed by Tara Jeffery Eldest Daughter written & performed by Angelina Martin Musical Interlude: Break Free from the album The Love Still Shows written & performed by Donna Lynn Caskey...

Duration:00:35:13

The Townies Ep. 24: Nerds Pt. 2

3/20/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Person A" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan 99 written & performed by Georgia Schreiner That Guy written & performed by Andrew Berkovitz Musical Interlude: Face Up written & performed by Ted Lennon Habits written & performed by Megan Bergkvist A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the...

Duration:00:32:14

The Townies Ep. 23: Oh, The Places We've Gone

3/6/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Reading The Dust" tidbit written & performed by Dennis Rice Eternally Broken Heart written & performed by Jeanette Stampfli The Widow Woman of Santa Ynez written & performed by Susanna Joslyn Johansen Musical Interlude: Dancing Ground performed by Christine Tavares, written by John Morell Espie The Best written &...

Duration:00:35:13

The Townies Ep. 22: Thomas

2/20/2018
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast, a storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. I was in class on Monday, December 4th when we all got news of a small brush fire near Saint Thomas Aquinas College, only 11 miles from our class and my studio. There was no way to know what the combination of thirsty chaparral climate, Santa Ana winds, dry, drought-ridden topsoil and devastating rains would bring. The pieces in this episode were all written...

Duration:00:31:01

The Townies Ep. 21: Cool As A Cucumber

11/28/2017
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “The Free Section" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Kiddy Pool written & performed by Angelina Martin Crushin' It written & performed by Morgan Flannery Musical Interlude: Fifty-Fifty performed by Julie Christensen, Written by Julie Christensen & Scott Wilk Olé written & performed by Lisa Williams A...

Duration:00:47:07

The Townies Ep. 20: I Am From

10/31/2017
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Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Stupid Book Club Pt. III" tidbit written & performed by JB White Splenectomy written & performed by Amanda Lezra The Gray written & performed by Kelley O'Mara Musical Interlude: High Wire by Shelby Figueroa The People I Come From written & performed by Caroline Allen A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast...

Duration:00:36:09