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A podcast dedicated to the love and memories of Camps Swago and Swatonah.

A podcast dedicated to the love and memories of Camps Swago and Swatonah.
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A podcast dedicated to the love and memories of Camps Swago and Swatonah.




The Ski Slope - Episode 42 - Mayweather v. McGregor Preview

On Episode 42, the boys (actually, just Howie this time out) welcome group-mate and martial artist, Henry Zucker, to the Slope to discuss the upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

Duration: 00:38:03

The Ski Slope - Episode 40 - The Road to Swagoism

On Episode 40, a Mayor’s Roundtable is convened to discuss the election of Donald J. Trump, the shortcomings of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, health care, “fake news,” trade, and, in a heartwarming conclusion, an agreed to political philosophy known as “Swagoism.”

Duration: 01:10:50

The Ski Slope - Episode 39 - The Mayoral Roundtable

On Episode 39, the boys welcome Ed Berk, Moose Miller, and David Allen to an unbiased discussion of the current presidential election. Despite some spotty Wi-Fi (apparently caused by either the Russians or Tyler Hill), this episode does eventually get into a decent political discussion. Good Rest Hour listening.

Duration: 01:18:39

The Ski Slope - Episode 37 - Danielle

On Episode 37, the boys welcome Swatonah alum Danielle S. On this episode, Danielle discusses the the only boy to ever breakup with her, a fateful trip to Ithaca, NY that dooms the future of Danielle’s group at Swat, and much, much more.

Duration: 01:17:11

The Ski Slope - Episode 36 - Meet the Rattler (5.4.16)

On Episode 36, the boys welcome back Moose and Ed to talk politics and hot cereals. Thoughts are offered on the seemingly inevitable Trump v. Clinton Presidential contest, the SpaceX landing, and the similarities between Trump’s and Marty Levitt’s speech mannerisms.

Duration: 01:00:11

The Ski Slope - Episode 33 - Tribute to Chewy

On Episode 33, the boys pay tribute to “Chewy” Lerman, a legendary Swagoite who was instrumental in reinvigorating the life and energy of Swago and Swatonah after they had closed as camps. Guests include Moose Miller, Ed Berk, and Sherry Taxman, who provides a particularly tender and sweet remembrance. The boys also discuss Duke’s upcoming wedding, canteen logistics, walks up Swat Road, and much more.

Duration: 01:21:19

The Ski Slope - Episode 30 - A Riddler on the Foof

On Episode 30, the boys welcome Mitch Baum to the show. Topics discussed include yogurt, the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, Apache Relay protests, color war leader tapping, interactions with Rita, S. Switzer’s performance as Tevye at Cornell, and much, much more.

Duration: 01:25:41

The Ski Slope - Episode 29 - Memories of Audrey

On Episode 29, the boys focus their attention on Swatonah and welcome Swatonahites, S. Tanzer, B. Nachamie, S. Wittlin, L. Kaplan, J. Wilkov, S. Foster, and R. Schubert, who generously share their memories of Audrey Rosenbluth, Swatonah’s beloved owner. A. Nachamie pays a short visit as well. A very special episode featuring a few musical numbers, including the Swatonah Alma Mater and a rendition of “We’d Sail Upon the Beautiful Lake” (a/k/a “Message to Audrey”), the official conference...

Duration: 02:04:13

The Ski Slope - Episode 27 - “Some[one] [Who]’s Fine”

On Episode 27, the boys honor the memory of Larry Fine, a Swago legend. Phoning in are Larry’s friends, Mitch Shapiro and Berl Gottlieb, who are kind enough to share their memories of Larry. Ski Slope beat reporter, Ed Berk, also phones in and provides a report from the funeral of Swatonah’s beloved owner, Audrey Rosenbluth.

Duration: 01:05:19

The Ski Slope - Episode 26 - The “Inside Man” Man

On Episode 26, the boys tackle streaming the show live and welcome Swagoite and Hollywood screenwriter, Russell G. to the Slope, as well as D-Al to the Slope’s new chat line. Topics discussed include: Hillary’s email, Lake Huntington, Duke’s engagement, Russ’s performance as Conrad Birdie, and much, much more.

Duration: 01:39:00

The Ski Slope - Episode 25 - The Slam Jam

On Episode 25, the boys head uptown and take the show to The Studios at Music Makers of NY where they make the most of their chance to jam with blues/soul musician, Slam Allen, and, the one and only, Moss. Featured appearances by Popkin and photographer extraordinaire, Cristina Arrigoni. This episode also includes a bit of the jam (”Baby, Can I Hold You” and “Purple Rain”) at 16:38 to 30:37. Apologies for some lost audio in the opening segment.

Duration: 00:47:29

The Ski Slope - Episode 23 - The Berk/Moose Friendiversary

On Episode 23, the boys welcome back Swago legends, Ed Berk and Michael “Moose” Miller, and help them celebrate their 46th “friendiversary.” Unfortunately, Moose’s phone connection is not the best, but that doesn’t stop the boys from discussing grandparents at Visiting Day, celebrities who would’ve fit in at Swago, “Here Lies Love,” the situation in Ferguson, MO, and much, much more. The boys also offer a memorial tribute to Steve Applebaum.

Duration: 01:35:22

The Ski Slope - Episode 22 - Don’t Stop Believin’

On Episode 22, the boys welcome beloved camper, counselor, and group leader, Ricky Friedman. Discussions include a little World Cup soccer, the single greatest athletic moment within the confines of Swago, the frustration of the Sheldon years, Swagoites’ secondary use for Marathon candy bars, and, of course, some deep talk about the love for Swago/Swatonah.

Duration: 01:39:46