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Podcasts on the topic of “Live Lit” 63 results

First Time: First Try - Kellye Howard

Kellye Howard is a multi hyphenated performer; widely known for her stand up performances featured on Comedy Central, TBS, NBC, FOX, WGN, and Nickelodeon. She has written and performed two one woman shows, an alumni of Second City Chicago, and costarred on NBC Chicago Justice. Kellye has a Youtube VLOG centered around her life as a mother, wife, and creative and a podcast, “Kellye Talks” which highlights the struggles of up and coming artist from all over the world. IG/Twitter: @kellyehoward (http://www.kellyehoward.com)

Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast Producer: Jenn Rourke. Recorded by Asim Ali, Melissa Karalis, and Jenn Rourke.

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Topics: first time, first time three band, first try, jenn rourke, kellye howard, live lit, martyrs, storytelling

First Time: First Try - Sam Trump

Sam Trump is a multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter from Houston, TX, and has been a student of music from first picking up the trumpet at age 7. Since moving to Chicago in 2009 to obtain his fine arts degree in music, he has become heavily involved in Chicago's live music scene as a band leader, sideman, mentor, and show curator. Wherever he is, Sam Trump is known for creating an experience that is best described as sophisticated & soulful.

 

The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast produced by Jenn Rourke. Recorded by Melissa Karalis, Asim Ali, and Jenn Rourke.

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Topics: bobby evers, first time, first try, jenn rourke, julie mueller, live lit, martyrs, north center, sam trump, sidewalk chalk, storytelling

First Time: First Strike - Saya Hillman

Saya Hillman is an Evanston, Illinois native, Boston College graduate, and Chicago resident. Since 2004, when she was fired, she’s been blissfully self-employed.

Her lifestyle business, Mac & Cheese Productions℠, creates and curates experiences that encourage individuals and groups to embrace a Life of Yes℠ — positivity, self-efficacy, playfulness, & community. Mac & Cheese supports individuals in finding fulfillment and groups in creating a positive culture. Think adult summer camp.

Saya was one of Brazen Careerist’s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, has been featured in Forbes, SELF, and the New York Times, and is a TEDx speaker. She’s married to someone she met at one of her own events and they pulled off an almost 100% bartered wedding, as featured in the Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post.

Recorded and produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: first time, first time three band, live lit, storytelling

First Time: First Strike - Carly Ballerini

Carly Ballerini is a working Chicago comic.  She travels all over the country featuring and MCing at clubs like Comedy on State and Comedy Corner.  In the last year, she has been asked to participate in Cream City Festival, Thunderfest, WICF, 10,000 Laughs, Beast Village, Let's Fest and is set to co-star in a web series in 2018.

Recorded and produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: first time, first time three band, live lit, storytelling

First time: First Strike - David Manilow

David Manilow is the Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award and James Beard Award-winning television series “Check, Please!”, celebrating its fifteenth season on PBS stations throughout the country. David has interviewed more than 500 chefs and restaurateurs and been named one of the top ten most important people in the Chicago restaurant scene.

Recorded and produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: first time, first time three band, live lit, storytelling

First Time: First Strike - Briavael O’Reilly

Bri the Barefoot DJ can regularly be heard Monday nights at 8pm on CHIRP Radio. She can occasionally be seen onstage, but more often in the booth, with the Curious Theater Branch (29th Annual RhinoFest coming January 2018 to the Prop Thtr!). After ten years of telling people on the east coast she was "from Chicago" even though she actually grew up in Crystal Lake, Bri finally moved to Edgewater in 2011, where she still lives with her wife, Nico, and their two thumbcats.

Produced and recorded by Brian Heath

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Topics: first time, first time three band, live lit, storytelling

First Time: First Dream - Ashley Holman

Ashley Holman is ¼ of the local Chicago party punk band So Pretty. She also is the co-founder of Chicago-based collective The Pretty Pit Skill Share. She is a relentless seeker of inclusion and destroyer of hierarchies. She has been described as a “Professional life-changer, expert screamer, aggressively positive and affirming” by people much cooler than her.  Thinks green rooms are stupid status symbols and donuts are delicious. Not a great writer of bios.

Recorded and produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: first time, first time three band, live lit, storytelling

First Time First Test - Allie Wachowski

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The self appointed Mariah Carey of the midwest, Allie Wachowski has been described by bouncers as the "Wicked Witch of Logan Square," "Logan Square Famous", and "Can You Stop?" She's an aspiring Instagram honey and one third of the world's only living podcast, Amateur Hour. You can find her in her element on twitter @alliewach. She politely requests you refrain from speaking to her about anything that isn't hot dogs.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, depression, first time, gerald dowd, hospitalization, liam davis, live lit, look what they've done to my song, martyrs', melanie safka, mental illness, normal, ptsd, schizophrenia, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Test - Dan Epstein

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Dan started in radio in the 1990s as a DJ and producer for jazz stations in San Diego and San Francisco. During that time, Dan was co-producer of an occasional radio comedy series called The Cabinet of Dr. Marconi. As a CHIRP volunteer, Dan's been news director, one-third of the production director triumvirate, and features producer. He likes hats, and his 1979 Vespa scooter. Dan can trace his lineage all the way back to the first single-celled organism.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein
 

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Topics: 1980s, alan price, army, basic training, chicago, conflict, cooperation, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', o lucky man, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, the reagan years

First Time First Test - Bill Ayers

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William Ayers, formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has written extensively about social justice and democracy, education and the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. His books include A Kind and Just Parent; Teaching toward Freedom; Fugitive Days: A Memoir; Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident; On the Side of the Child; To Teach: The Journey, in Comics;  and Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, i wish i knew how it would feel to be free, innauguration, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', nina simone, peace ball, pussy hats, resistance, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, trump election, women's march

First Time First Test - Britt Julious

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Britt Julious is a twenty-something journalist, essayist, storyteller and filmmaker. She regularly contributes to Esquire, ELLE, GQ, The Guardian,  Vice, Pitchfork, and many others. Her work focuses on the intersection of feminism, race, music, art and culture. She's a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and an editor for Vice’s THUMP. She also hosts The Back Talk, a storytelling podcast featuring original stories from women of color. She wants to remind everyone that although 2016 was been terrible, both Beyonce and Solange released new albums, so there's that.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, driving, driving test, first time, freedom, gerald dowd, grandmother, guided by voices, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', mobility, motor away, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, trapped, withdrawal

First Time First Test - Sarah Sherman

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Sarah is a visual artist, stand-up comedian and all-around Gross Girl currently living in Chicago. She runs a monthly showcase HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE: A Night of Comedy Horror and Noise Music Terror, that has been really freaking everybody out.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: bloody nipple, chicago, chris pontius, comedy under trump, enter sandman, fake exploding boob, first time, gerald dowd, jackass, liam da, live lit, martyrs', metallica, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Issue - Ozivell Ecford

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Ozivell Ecford is a songwriter, designer, and performer. He has studied at Depaul and the International Academy of Design and Technology. He's worked with the Old Town School of Folk Music as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has produced and composed for a number of independent films, plays, local artists, and bands, and performs with his band Kick Bricks regionally and nationally. Ecford was ranked as one of Chicago’s Top Ten Teaching Artists by 3Arts.org in 2014 and 2015.

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: allergies, baha men, chicago, dogs, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', relationships, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storycatcher's theater, who let the dogs out

First Time First Issue - Chris Trani

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Comedian and immigration rights activist Chris Trani tells the story of how he posed as a journalist from Street Wise to interview Jane Fonda and Eve Ensler.

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: assumed identity, beyonce, chicago, comedian, eve ensler, gerald dowd, girls, jane fonda, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', mexico, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, street wise, sundance film festival, vagina monologues

First Time First Issue - Dustin Drase

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If you’ve been to Chicago in the past two decades, you've probably seen or heard Dustin somewhere -- be it DJing, hosting a radio show, or peddling records at local fairs and events. Obsessive record collecting as a teenager led him down the path of music journalism (Magnet, Dusted, MTV2, Stop Smiling), then to hosting a radio show and DJing. You can currently hear Dustin at monthly gigs at Coles or the Whistler in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. A veteran of the local record label scene, Dustin spent time in the trenches at Locust, Drag City, and the archival reissue label The Numero Group. In 2015, he was nominated for a GRAMMY (Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package) an A2IM Award (Creative Packaging) and won an AIM award (UK) for his work on the Numero release, Cities of Darskcorch. As if all that weren't enough to keep him busy, he also runs/owns two boutique record labels, Addenda and Plustapes. In the few instances when he has free time, Dustin enjoys playing board games and indulges his more nerdy interests by collecting comic books and vintage synthesizers.

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, dj muppet fucker, gerald dowd, guerilla journalism, guided by voices, happy hardcore, hipsters, hold on hope, liam davis, live lit, magazine, martyrs', plustapes, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, stop smiling, storytelling, sxsw, zine

First Time First Gig - Elle Quintana

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If good stories come from a riotous life, Elle’s background is just the thing. Born in Albuquerque, she traveled her whole life, which involved attending 22 different schools, before landing in Chicago 20 years ago. She’s been a talent buyer (translation: books bands) for 17 years, and loves whiskey, taking naps, bad decisions, and her daughter. In 1980 at Washington Elementary in Kalamazoo, MI, she won student of the month. She considers that the pinnacle of her success.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: addict, addiction, chicago, debauchery, drugs, first time, gerald dowd, hole, junky, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', pole dancing, storytelling, stripper

First Time First Gig - Megan Ensley

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Megan is a writer, actor, singer, political activist, and aspiring psychologist. She sings with the band, The Mashed Potatoes, has performed in numerous cabarets with Brown Paper Box Co., and has told stories for Story Lab Chicago and TUTA Theatre. She has also been a performer, writer, and director for various sketch comedy shows at The Second City Training Center and Stage 773. When not performing, Megan can be found working on graduate school applications to become a clinical psychologist.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: beauty pageants, chicago, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, miss america, miss kansas, perfection, queen, storytelling

First Time First Gig - Rachel McCartney

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Rachel McCartney has performed in way too many bars to still look so out of place in them. Based in Chicago, she is a regular at the Laugh Factory, and recently made her Comedians You Should Know debut opening for Drew Michael at his album recording. She has also performed at the Comedy Exposition, the Green Gravel Comedy Festival, and the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival.


The Chicago Tribune once described her as a "New Year's treat," which probably made more sense when the article was published in early January. In less calendar-sensitive praise, local legend Peter-john Byrnes once called her "Chicago's foremost grammar comedian," and she plans to have that distinction carved into her headstone.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: acceptance, chicago, first time, gerald dowd, guys and dolls, influential teacher, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', procrastination, school musical, special ed, special education, storytelling

First Time First Gig - Ada Cheng

Ada Cheng is renegade academic and a professor turned storyteller, improviser, and comedian. She is a recent Moth story slam winner, Bughouse Square Debate runner up, and presenter at The National Storytelling Network Conference. In her free time, she loves sleeping (with or without cats) and playing with cats (sleeping or not). Her motto is: Make your life the best story you tell.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, driver's ed, driving lessons, first time, learning, live lit, mansplaining, martyrs', mistakes, practice, sara bareilles, storytelling

First Time First Gig - Alicia Swiz

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Alicia Swiz is a professor and performer who facilitates conversations about feminism and pop-culture through humor, candid observation and being really smart. She teaches Media & Gender Studies at Harold Washington College and is the creator of SlutTalk, a performance that raises awareness of slut shaming and encourages sex positivity. Sometimes she's funny; sometimes she's not. Find her on the Internet @popgoesalicia

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: activism, chicago, cunt, feminism, gender studies, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', performance, sociology, storytelling, tlc, vagina monologues, women's studies

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