Tell The Bartender
Tell The Bartender is a storytelling podcast hosted by Katharine Heller
Tell The Bartender is a storytelling podcast hosted by Katharine Heller
Episode 97: The Healthcare Prison Industrial Complex
In this Episode: Maggie's brother, who has Asperger's Syndrome, ended up in solitary confinement while in jail after an incident at his group home. She opens up about the complicated and flawed legal system in America, and how it often fails people with special needs. Then The Bartender shares some thoughts about Charlottesville, allyship, and the importance of listening and learning. PLUS a listener shout-out, and a sneak peak into next month's episode.
Episode 96: You're Beautiful
In this Episode: When Lynne went out on an audition for print work, she didn't expect the callback to happen so soon, except it was possibly neither an audition nor a callback. Then Betsy shares her experience working with an actor who did more than cross a few lines (and dance classes).
Episode 95: The Sacred Masculine and The Divine Feminism (or a Second Title for Shelton)
Writer/Performer/Awesome Person Shelton Pritchard Lindsay talks about the power of performance, and its role in facilitating conversations, reaching across political party lines and uniting the entire world. Sometimes. Then, Katharine plays a very special audio clip from a very special person (her boyfriend)'s recent graduation speech about being an artist in a capitalist society.
Episode 94: Your Birth Day
In this Episode: When Annie was training as a birth doula, she had very strong emotional reactions to some births, which made her look into her own. She talks with The Bartender about how the way we come into this world matters. Oh, and she also tells a story about the time she, for her job, mediated a fight between roommates over a thermostat. And huge thanks to The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast! Listen to them! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!
Episode 93: Sometimes A Bridesmaid, And Traveling Worldwide
In this Episode: The Bartender talks to Jen Glantz who is a "Bridesmaid for Hire", and has SO MANY QUESTIONS. Then Nancy Halpern shares some of her adventures from when she spent 5 days in Burma, alone, in her 20s. We then bring it back to American politics, the current Muslim "It's-not-a-ban-but-it-is-a-ban" Ban, and the impact of people traveling outside of their comfort zones. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!
Episode 92: Two and a Half Old Bitches
In this Episode: The Bartender sits down with Idelisse Malavé and Joanne Sandler, the creators and co-hosts of the hit podcast, Two Old Bitches. The two talk about the evolution of their bitchery, the liberation that comes with running out of f$%ks, and how they accidentally became models for pee proof underwear.
Episode 91: The Future of Regular Degular Comedy
In this Episode: The Bartender shares some of her thoughts post election. Then, comedian Jes Tom talks about finding humor in times of despair, the best way to handle misgendering someone, and the time their grandmother got revenge against a school bully at the tender age of 8 after getting out of a Japanese internment camp. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!
Episode 90: Second (or Third, Fourth, Fifth) Chances
In this Episode: Melani, a single mother at age 41, found love in a hopeless place (an airport hotel in Pittsburgh). After 5 wonderful years with this man, she talks about moving forward after he passed away. Then we hear from Will whose father abandoned his family on Christmas Day when he was 16. He's trying to repair the relationship, and writing a show about it in the process. It involves a nuclear power plant and Brazil, not necessarily in that order.
Episode 89: I... Did Not Know That
In this Episode: Jen and Alli spend a lot of time on the internet procuring content for their show, but what happens when they meet the face behind the avatar? They talk about lessons learned from strangers on Craigslist, explain what a "Splenda Daddy" is, and expound on Mpregs, Semenology, and women in comedy. You know, the usual.
Episode 88: He's All That
In this Episode: Jake wasn’t very popular in high school so he was thrilled when “Emily” wanted to be his girlfriend. When she revealed why she started dating him, Jake thought it couldn’t get any worse. He found out that oh yes, it could.
Episode 87: Service Dogs > Brogressives
In this Episode: (TW: Rape, Abuse) When Julie was sexually assaulted by the head of a prominent animal rights organization, she learned the limitations of her own rights in the "progressive" community. And then we hear from Tod, who saved a three legged dog and named it named Piggy. But who really saved who?
Episode 86: Family AMIRITE?!?
In this Episode: Families can be full of drama! From getting a phone call that your grandmother assaulted someone at the nursing home, to hatching several unrealistic plans to run away from your parents, there is still that special something that keeps kin together. In this very special episode, we hear stories about forgetfulness, fights, and forgiveness. Plus Katharine's (almost) 5 year old nephew joins us at the end to provide riveting commentary. He has a lot to say about lobsters.
Episode 85: Rear, Window
Jillian knew at a young age that she was obsessed with spankings. When she finally found a person who shared her fetish, her eyes were opened up to a whole new world. Unfortunately, someone else was watching.
Episode 84: Monsoon Season
In this Episode: Andrea was hired by a human rights organization for a short job in India. The work was very fulfilling. She tells us what happened when the job became a little too fulfilling.
Episode 83: Building a Backbone
In this Episode: High school is hard enough, but what do you do when a gym teacher threatens to expose a secret? Mary faced that challenge, and managed to fight it with a new found superpower. We then hear from Brandon who, on a whim, took a trip to Peru that had him facing some serious fears. Let's just say he may or may have not eaten a rat.
Episode 82: The Big Break(through)
In this Episode: As someone who has spent most of her life fighting for the rights of others, Mallika Dutt has her share ofstories. First, we hear about how she skillfully handled the “casting couch culture” during production of a music video about women’s rights. Then she talks about a recently unearthed traumatic childhood memory that helped her understand her own personal obstacles. Oh, and Mallikamakes The Bartender cry whenshe explains how the power of storytelling can change the world.
Episode 81: Trucker Tales
Wali,a very safe driver, was recently hired by atrucking company.Duringhismonth on the road witha trainer, he learned a lot more than how to make wide turns. PLUSThe Bartender has a "New Awesome Podcast" alert- checkoutThePodcast of Color!
Episode 80: Superman
In this Episode: When Marc was a teenager, his mother received a call that would change their lives. His father, a New York City policeman, was shot. Hear the touching story about how he learned about his dad's superpower.
Episode 79: Finding Your Voice
In this Episode: The Bartender was recently approached by a band of Gypsies. Yes, a rock band of brothers who are Gypsies. In this very special episode, we hear about what it was like growing up, what it means to be a Gypsy, and how their band, The MXT, came to be. And then one of the brothers makes The Bartender cry with amoving and inspirational story. Hide your babies... KIDDING! They don't steal babies. Butgather your hankies. Then,The Bartender shares ashort story about her encounter...
Episode 78: Cool Cats
In this Episode: Liz was asked to watcha pair of very expensive Bengal cats for a week. Three months later, they were still in her home, and the owner was suspiciously jet-setting the world with her new boyfriend. Or was she? Liz accidentally embarked on a quest for said owner, a journey that involvedTijuana, background checks, monitored phone lines andmeth. Then Earl, a musician (and The Bartender's "prom date"), talks about the time heaccidentally broke a young fan's heart. He had a...