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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

First Time First Gig - Billy Kalb

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Billy is a CHIRP Radio lifer – he was there the weekend it first came together, and they've been stuck with him ever since, as a board member, erstwhile DJ, and even Music Director for the station's first five years. In his 30 years on this planet, he's owned three iPods, gotten his picture taken with Ludacris, and had a letter published in Yahoo! Internet Life, not necessarily in that order. When he's not striving to make an honest living, he lives with his wife and their two pet rabbits in Humboldt Park, where he cooks, mourns the decline of the modern super hero comic, and tries not to drink his beer so fast.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: alt rock, band, cool, fiasco, first time, gerald dowd, high school, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', nirvana, storytelling, teenager

Artist Interviews The First Time Four Amps Up CHIRP’s Live Storytelling Series

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The First Time Four is the house band at CHIRP’s quarterly storytelling series, The First Time. Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis, Gerald Dowd, and Scott Stevenson bring their considerable talent and experience together to provide a musical component to the series. But they’re more than just a cover band. They’re an essential part of the First Time experience.

produced by Dan Epstein (@radiovespa)

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Topics: broadway, chicago, constraints, country, covers, folk, folk rock, gerald dowd, happy accidents, hip hop, interpretation, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', musicals, oddball, punk rock, quartet, rap, rock, scott stevenson, soul, steve frisbie, storytelling, surprise, the first time

First Time First Taste - Fran Hoepfner

Fran Hoepfner is a writer and comedian from Chicago. She has written both pop culture criticism and personal essays for The AV Club, Brooklyn Magazine, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, and Jezebel, among several  others. She can be seen performing stand-up around the city, most notably as a resident of the monthly Bell Hop showcase with Ian Abramson at the Virgin Hotel. She currently works as the Digital Editor at The Onion.

 

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: cancer, charli xcx, chicago, comedian, drinking, english breakfast, first time, food, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, london, martyrs', scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, study abroad, the onion, writer

First Time First Taste - Terry Gant

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Terry Gant of the South Side Gants, is the owner of Third Coast Comics in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus. The shop started in 2005 as an online comic book store, specializing in graphic novels.The original business model of local delivery of comics to you at your home, workplace or favorite bar resembled the business model of an industrious drug dealer and proved to be just as sustainable. In the summer of 2008 Third Coast Comics became a “Brick and Mortar” operation in Edgewater and this past winter moved to Rogers Park on Sheridan Rd.

Terry earned his BA in Marketing (focusing on geeks) from DePaul University and would consider a MA in Marketing (again to geeks) if he ever planned to get another day job, which he hopes he never has to do. Terry is 50% of all of the African American comic book retailers in the Midwest and has been paid to play Dungeons & Dragons. He has also parlayed all of his nerd cred into about 30 minutes and 20 seconds on both NPR and Good Morning America this year.

Terry currently lives in Evanston, IL with his very patient and understanding wife. In an alternate universe they have 3 daughters named Beckah, Katy and Norway.

 

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, comic books, comics, first time, gerald dowd, homework, jimi hendrix, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', school, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, third coast comics

First Time First Taste - Maggie Kubley

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Maggie Kubley is a multidisciplinary performer and musician who creates confessional solo theater pieces and performative piano pop and aggressive girl pop as part of Celine Neon, a grime pop duo out of Chicago. Since 2006, Kubley has performed both her music and theater projects in a wide variety of venues, bars, living rooms, clubs, basements, and theaters throughout the city. Her work focuses primarily on love, death, addict tendencies, and sex/romance and has has been featured in the The Chicago Tribune, Chicagoist, The Redeye, and Gaperʼs Block.

 

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: aerosmith, celine neon, chicago, coffee, donuts, dunkin donuts, first time, flirting, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, sex, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Taste - Mindy Segal

Mindy Segal specializes in contemporary American cuisine, placing a modern twist on traditional classics. What makes her one of the best pastry chefs in America is her mastery of temperature, texture and taste. In a word, balance. Chef Segal refined her craft as pastry chef in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the country, with early professional positions stationing her at Spago, Gordon, Charlie Trotter’s, Ambria and MK.

Mindy’s restaurant, HotChocolate, is the culmination of 25+ years of dedication to her craft and the passion she has for the entire culinary experience. The urban café is a marriage of contemporary sweet and savory food, inspired by seasonal, local ingredients. It features an innovative, ever-evolving menu presented with gracious, polished first-class service in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.

Chef Segal has appeared on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Food Network, The Cooking Channel and First Look. Her work has been featured in O Magazine, GQ, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, CHOW.com, Bon Appétit, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

 

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: chef, chicago, first time, gerald dowd, hot chocolate, james beard award, liam davis, live lit, pastries, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, sturgill simpsons

First Time First Taste - Dave Toropov

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Dave began volunteering for CHIRP Radio shortly after moving to Chicago in the fall of 2011. In his time with the station he has hosted the radio shows 'Ripped Sounds' and 'Slumber Party Massacre' as well as serving in the Music Department as an Assistant Music Director. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Oracle Productions and DJs around the city for parties and fundraisers under the pseudonym DJ Dead Alive.

 

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: activism, chicago, chirp dj, first time, friendship, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, male friendship, martyrs', metal, paul mccartney, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, video games

First Time First Taste - Carly Oishi

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Carly Oishi is the co-producer of Miss Spoken, a lady live lit show that happens the last Wednesday of the month at The Gallery Cabaret. She's also the former co-producer of Solo in the 2nd City, holds a 5-1 record at Write Club and was named "Wise Woman of the Week" by WBEZ affiliate Vocalo. Currently, she's working on a collection of essays, due out in May of 2017 with CCLaP Publishing.

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: ancestry, chicago, first time, food, gerald dowd, japan, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', miss spoken, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, the vapors, turning japanese, writer

First Time First Deal - Tamale Sepp

Tamale is a stand up comedian and interdisciplinary performer who travels internationally with her fierce eyebrows. Voted runner-up for Chicago’s Best Stand Up Comedian for The Reader, Tamale is a regular at The Laugh Factory, Zanies Comedy Clubs, and countless local and national showcases. She’s been featured in national Comedy festivals, such as the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and international Festivals like the Dublin Lesbian Arts Festival, where she was the International Guest of Honor. A cast member of the groundbreaking R.E.A.C.H. (Risky Eclectic Artist Comedy Hour) at Second City, Tamale is an alumni of the Second City Conservatory Program. She’s also a graduate of I.O. Chicago and Annoyance Theater and created a unique improvised show incorporating the creation, presentation, and performer interpretation of tiny hats called Tiny Hat Time. She's well known in Chicago for producing the interdisciplinary comedic show, BrassChucklesComedy.

She travels the world far and wide as a comedian and gender performer, co-producing the internationally touring gender performance group, the Windy City Blenders.

She loves performing burlesque and drag, fire dancing and belly dancing, and often incorporates them into her comedy. A regular in the storytelling scene, she is currently working on another one woman show, based on her experience of finding a two-way mirror in a bathroom, documenting it in a video that went viral, and the subsequent change in the law around privacy violation that followed.

Check her out at http://www.TamaleRocks.com and around town as she rides (often in costumes) with her pals in Bikes and Mics!

 

Podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: bad roommate, chicago, comedian, first time, here i go again, improv, improvisation, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, second city, steve frisbie, storytelling, whitesnake

First Time First Deal - Avery R. Young

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Multidisciplinary artist Avery R. Young is a 3Arts Award winning teaching-artist, composer and producer with work that spans the genres of music, performance, visual arts and literature. Examining and celebrating Black American history and culture, his work also focuses in the areas of social justice, equity, queer identity, misogyny and body consciousness. As a writer, this Cave Canem alum has work featured The Breakbeat Poets, Coon Bidness, to be left with the body and Make Magazine. Dubbed “sunday mornin jook joint,” his performance and work in sound design merges spiritual and secular aesthetics with dramatic and comedic sensibilities. He has performed in the Hip Hop Theater Festival, Wordstock and Lollapalooza. His latest full-length release, booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid, features songs and other sound designed created during his artist residency with the University of Chicago's Arts and Public Life initiative. It was during this residency that he worked worked on sound design and concrete poems called "cullud sign(s)." Through voice, sound, visual art and performance, Young is constantly exploring the forms in which poetry can exist. His work moves through these genres seamlessly and presents a human with multiple identities. He currently is a coach for the youth Poetry Ensemble, Rebirth and working on his first full manuscript of poems.

 

podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, first time, is it because i'm black, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', musician, parents, poetry, racism, school, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, syl johnson, teacher, teaching, west side

First Time First Deal - Chris Meister

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Christopher Meister is a CHIRP DJ, actor, writer, improvisor, former slam poet, and maker of fine jellies, jams, and chutneys. Recently, Chris was last seen in the New Stages production of Mother Road at the Goodman. On TV, you may have seen Chris portraying various cops, drunks, or Dads on such shows as Chicago Fire, Sirens, Chicago PD, The Chicago Code, really anything with a Chicago in the title. He may also be seen endorsing products he never actually uses. Chris also is an award winning filmmaker with films playing in Sundance, SXSW, Hamptons International film festivals among others. Chris has been the host of "The Riff Hypnotic" on CHIRPradio.org for a little over three years. He believes his best job ever was getting pigs drunk for science.

 

podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: bicycle, bicycle race, bully, chicago, contest, first time, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', prince, queen, scott stevenson, st. louis, steve frisbie, storytelling

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