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Repeater: A Little Show About Big Songs

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Repeater is a talk show hosted by comedian and writer Evan Forde Barden where a special guest is invited to discuss that one song they’ll never forget. Co-hosted by Patrick Cartelli, each show features an interview with the guest, comedic segments, and a live performance of the guest’s song. Think “You Made It Weird” meets “VH1 Storytellers.” Repeater is supported in part by Astoria's own HiFi Records & Cafe. Check them out online at http://www.hifi-records.com/

Repeater is a talk show hosted by comedian and writer Evan Forde Barden where a special guest is invited to discuss that one song they’ll never forget. Co-hosted by Patrick Cartelli, each show features an interview with the guest, comedic segments, and a live performance of the guest’s song. Think “You Made It Weird” meets “VH1 Storytellers.” Repeater is supported in part by Astoria's own HiFi Records & Cafe. Check them out online at http://www.hifi-records.com/
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Repeater is a talk show hosted by comedian and writer Evan Forde Barden where a special guest is invited to discuss that one song they’ll never forget. Co-hosted by Patrick Cartelli, each show features an interview with the guest, comedic segments, and a live performance of the guest’s song. Think “You Made It Weird” meets “VH1 Storytellers.” Repeater is supported in part by Astoria's own HiFi Records & Cafe. Check them out online at http://www.hifi-records.com/

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Episodes

Oliver Wang – “Nadie Baila Como Yo”

10/4/2018
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Oliver Wang (Author, Heat Rocks Podcast, NPR) joins us from California for our first-ever remote interview. Oliver initially sent us three songs (including Fela Kuti's "Water No Get Enemy" and Bobby Reed's "The Time Is Right For Love") but ultimately settled on "Nadie Baila Como Yo" by Bobby Matos. (“Nadie Baila Como Yo” translates to “Nobody dances like me." )

Friends Who Folk – “Save Me”

8/17/2018
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It's our third birthday! To celebrate, we invited Friends Who Folk over to QED for a very special LIVE show where they serve as both the interview and musical guests. We talk with bandmates Ned Riseley (Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway) and Rachel Wenitsky (Reductress, The Story Pirates Podcast) about "Save Me" by Aimee Mann, a song that they both absolutely love.

Duration:00:50:51

Kerry Coddett + Attia Taylor – “Mystery of Iniquity”

8/3/2018
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This week on Repeater we have a LIVE EPISODE featuring Kerry Coddett (Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas) on the show to talk about Lauryn Hill's poetic masterpiece "Mystery of Iniquity." Attia Taylor of the band Strange Parts joins us to play a solo set featuring a cover of the Lauryn Hill tune!

Duration:00:49:44

Jake Cornell – “Sewn”

7/27/2018
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The delightful JAKE CORNELL (UCB, your goddamn dreams) joins Evan and Pat to talk about the song "Sewn" by The Feeling and how it relates to his middle school experience as a closeted teen in rural Vermont. We also discuss the value of straightforward lyrics, what makes a perfect song, and how GPS can ruin an otherwise lovely road trip.

Duration:00:39:31

Chrissy Shackelford + April Kae – “Near You Always”

7/20/2018
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Chrissy Shackelford (Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas) is on the show to talk to us about Jewel - Near You Always. April Kae (Imanigold) plays the cover, and then brings up the rest of Imanigold for a few more songs! This is a jam-packed episode!

Duration:00:57:17

Johnathan Ross – “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”

7/13/2018
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Actor, improviser, director, and developer Johnathan Ross joins us in the studio this week to discuss UGK's “Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” featuring OutKast. John describes listening to this song in his white Volvo S70 as he drove back and forth from his academically advanced high school in Georgia.

Duration:00:45:26

Branson Reese – “Want”

7/6/2018
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On this *live* episode of the podcast, we talk with comedian, writer, and illustrator BRANSON REESE about the Jawbreaker song "Want" and we hear some music from our dear friend MATT COSTABILE.

Duration:00:48:50

Evan talks “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

6/29/2018
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For the second ever hosts-only episode, Evan talks about "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (IZ). Evan tells us about how he discovered this song from his late mother and we talk about how music discovery differed between his mom and dad. Evan also shares some lovely stories about his incredible mom, high school sports, suburban personalities, and family.

Duration:00:38:39

Mona Chalabi & Cyberattack – “No Romance”

6/1/2018
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On this latest LIVE episode of the show, we sit down with data journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi (Guardian US, BBC, FiveThirtyEight) to discuss the song "No Romance" by Tirzah. Since she's currently not seeing a therapist, Mona asks us to try and give her insight on what this song means to her. This is a first for us and we end up talking a lot about romance, whether or not it's a necessary part of life, logic as it relates to romance, and what we're told about love growing up. How...

Duration:01:01:03

Bridgette Rizkalla – “La Vie en rose”

5/18/2018
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We're joined on this episode by Bridgette Rizkalla (UCB) to discuss the Louis Armstrong rendition of "La Vie en rose." Bridgette tells us about wanting emotional substance in songs and how, no matter the genre or era, those are the songs that resonate with her. We talk about listening to Arab music with her parents, whether or not we want kids, and the vulnerability of dancing.

Duration:00:43:32

Lauren Denitzio (Worriers) – “Still Into You”

5/11/2018
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One of our favorite songwriters, Lauren Denitzio of the band Worriers, joins us to talk about one of her most beloved songs, "Still Into You" by Paramore. Listen in for a great conversation on what makes a great song, why whining about production quality is stupid, and how awesome Philly's music scene is right now. Plus, two songs from Lauren!

Duration:00:53:31

Lauren Ashley Smith + Mikki Hommel – “Ain’t Nobody”

5/4/2018
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Lauren Ashley Smith, head writer on The Rundown with Robin Thede, joins us on this LIVE edition of the show to talk about "Ain't Nobody" by Rufus & Chaka Khan. We are also joined by one of our favorite musical guests, Mikki Hommel, who not only covers "Ain't Nobody" beautifully, but she also debuts a brand-new original track and improvises a song based on suggestions from the audience. WOW.

Duration:00:48:57

Kyle Gordon – “Wondering Where The Lions Are”

4/27/2018
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Legendary and delightful funnyman Kyle Gordon (My Dark Little Corner, Magnet Theater) was our guest to talk about "Wondering Where The Lions Are" by Bruce Cockburn. Kyle tells us how he came across this song and how much it means to him. It's pretty clear that this is Kyle's song considering how much he listens to it and it's a tune he relies on to calm him down.

Duration:00:33:56

Glo Tavarez – “Talking All Night”

3/23/2018
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The one and only Glo Tavarez joins us in the studio to talk about the Hall & Oates song "Talking All Night" and if you don't know what it is to talk with Hall & Oates megafan, you will after listening to this episode. Plus, we talk a heck of a lot about Dungeons & Dragons.

Duration:00:48:17

Carly Ann Filbin – “Mmmbop”

3/16/2018
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On this episode, we have comedian and actor CARLY ANN FILBIN to talk with us about Hanson's smash hit "Mmmbop." If you've never met anyone with an undying love for the band Hanson, strap in.

Duration:00:39:31