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Campfires and Color Wars

Storytelling Podcasts

A podcast for those who may have left summer camp, but camp never left us.

A podcast for those who may have left summer camp, but camp never left us.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast for those who may have left summer camp, but camp never left us.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. #90: Emma Carlson Berne

6/23/2022
Author Emma Carlson Berne joins to talk about her summer camp-set book Shabbat Sabotage as well as her experiences at a variety of camps growing up. We talk about Amish camp, adventures in leg-shaving, and much much more! Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:00:55:46

Ep. #89: Caroline Rothstein

5/26/2022
Poet, writer, and performer Caroline Rothstein joins the podcast to revisit her time growing up at Camp Walden in Maine, and discusses her transformation from quiet, shy kid to loud, boisterous show lead. Plus we discuss first kisses, going to camp far from home, and much much more. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:00:52:47

Ep. #88: Rebecca Kling

4/28/2022
Educator, performer, and activist Rebecca Kling joins to share her memories of growing up at a variety of day camps in the Chicago area as well as her involvement with Camp Aranu'Tiq, a traditional sleepaway camp for trans youths. We have a great conversation about the evolving attitudes of camp towards inclusion, plus share stories of parody song-writing and more. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:00:56:37

Ep. #87: Sarah Lefton

3/9/2022
Sarah Lefton joins the podcast to talk about her experiences (good and bad) at summer camps throughout her childhood and adulthood, including the time she got left behind at an amusement park(!) and the time while working at camp she created the iconic "Yo Semite!" t-shirt. Don't waste a minute, take a listen.

Duration:00:57:21

Ep. #86: Brenden Gallagher

2/11/2022
Writer-director Brenden Gallagher joins to discuss his time going to theatre camp and his list of the most appealing fictional summer camps in pop culture. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:00:55:25

Ep. #85: Eric Schaar

1/27/2022
Eric Schaar, writer for the Disney show Bunk'd joins the podcast to talk about working on a summer-camp themed show and how his own experiences have played a role in what he does for a living. Plus we talk about homesickness, the "crying tree", and much much more. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:00:46:33

Ep. #84: Rogue Shul

12/9/2021
The amazing and talented women behind Rogue Shul, Caroline Dorn and Ellie Klein Goldman join the podcast to share their stories of summer camp and how it shaped their wit and creativity with their popular Twitter account and thriving consulting practice. We discuss creativity in camp punishments, what happens when a theater director goes a bit off the rails, and the songs that most remind us of camp. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:01:19:10

Ep. #83: Camp Movie Night - Meatballs

11/25/2021
It's another Camp Movie Night as Micah is joined by Arielle Nissenblatt, Shira Moskowitz, and Michael Wormser to discuss the 1979 camp movie Meatballs, Bill Murray's first big starring role. How does it hold up after 40+ years? Is there enough coverage of the campers? How old are these people supposed to be anyway? You know what - IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER. Warning: There is frank discussion of sexual assault in this episode, so please use discretion if the subject matter is too uncomfortable.

Duration:01:35:31

Ep. #82: Jonah Platt

11/10/2021
Multi-talented performer Jonah Platt is part of a large, multigenerational camp family and joins to share some hilarious stories of his time growing up at Ramah Ojai, including a prank so good a national publication did an oral history of it! Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:00:56:23

Ep. #81: Jacey Naccarella and Jessica Dollin

10/28/2021
The hosts of the Pray For Us podcast Jacey Naccarella and Jessica Dollin join to share their memories of camp growing up, including stories about mascot flirtations, dino nuggets, and underwear humiliation. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:01:04:43

Ep. #80: Mark Young

9/30/2021
Mark Young joins the podcast to share stories of growing up at Camp Wise and how the lessons he learned there contributed to his current work helping organizations respond to crises. Plus we talk songleading and remember the days when we had no idea what was going on the world outside of camp. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:00:52:12

Ep. 79: Lana Schwartz

9/9/2021
Writer and author Lana Schwartz joins the podcast to share stories of summer camp including winning a very important beet-eating contest, a not-well-thought-out insane asylum prank on a cabin of 7-year olds, and the perfection that is the movie Wet Hot American Summer. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:00:59:54

Ep. #78: Pamela Schuller

8/24/2021
Hilarious comedian Pamela Schuller joins us for a brand-new episode to talk about her time at summer camp and how much things have changed over the years to make camp more inclusive for campers with different needs. She shares an incredible story of getting kidnapped by her unit, how she got her start as a comedian as a camper, and shares a brand new camp game that is (isn't) sweeping the nation! Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:01:00:13

Ep. #77: Congressman Ted Deutch

9/3/2020
Florida Congressman Ted Deutch joins to talk about his time growing up at Ramah Poconos and the impact that had on him and his approach to politics. We talk about evening programs that impacted our worldview, the key to spending time with someone before it's time to go back to your cabins, and why raids in hindsight weren't as "spontaneous" as they seemed. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:00:51:18

Ep. #76: Rabbi Denise Eger

8/20/2020
Advocate and pioneer Rabbi Denise Eger joins the podcast to discuss the transformation of camp for the LGBTQ community and her memories of growing up at Jacobs Camp in the summer heat of Mississippi. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:01:05:34

Ep. #75: Sara Beth Berman

7/30/2020
Sara Beth Berman, aka SBB, noted Jewish Geography Zoom Racing celeb, joins the podcast this week to talk summer camps, and more specifically her experiences at a multitude of them! It's possible she's worked at more camps than any previous guest, or at least we're going to make that claim without doing any research to back it up. We talk about Letter Lotto, hiding staff romances from campers, and much much more. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:01:09:56

Ep. #74: Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz

7/15/2020
This week we are joined by Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz, owners of Gefilteria and the creators of the Great Big Jewish Food Fest, to talk food, tradition, and camp! Come for the discussion of which camp foods are the best, stay for the breakdown of how to make bank as a camp entrepreneur and the value of befriending the counselors. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!

Duration:01:01:10

Ep. #73: Crip Camp with Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham

6/24/2020
Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham are the directors of Crip Camp, an incredible documentary streaming on Netflix about Camp Jened, a remarkable summer camp in the 1970s that proved to be a breeding ground for several of the leaders of the movement to gain rights and equal treatment under the law for Americans with disabilities. Join us as Jim and Nicole recount their experience making the film as well as Jim's memories of being a camper at Jened. What an incredible story and what an incredible...

Duration:00:59:16

Ep. #72: Jamie Beth Cohen and Sam Schindler

6/11/2020
Jamie Beth Cohen and Sam Schindler are a camp couple - that is to say, they both went to camp growing up, but had vastly different experiences. How has that shaped their view of summer camp, and what does it mean for their kids and where they go some day? Don't waste a minute, take a listen and find out!

Duration:01:08:25

Ep. #71: Indigo Girls with Rabbi Sari Laufer and Leah Tennen

5/28/2020
Indigo Girls have been a staple of summer camp since bursting onto the scene in the mid-80s. Why is that? We break down how the iconic musical duo became so ingrained in the experience of camp for so many girls (and some boys) and why they still have such a deep connection with their fans all these years later. Don't waste a minute, stay safe and take a listen!

Duration:00:57:48