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Shy Girls

When Dan Vidmar of Shy Girls was getting started, sending demos around a friend mentioned in jest that he sounded like a 'shy girl.' Features interviewer Miranda Phelps sat down with Dan just before taking the state at Subterranean in Chicago. Listen to the full origin story, current touring vibes - including die-hard traveling fans, and tracing vulnerability to the music on and off the stage....and more!


Produced by Robert Patterson

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Topics: miranda phelps, robert patterson, shy girls

First Time: First Burn - Jacqui Shine

Jacqui Shine is a writer and historian whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Boston Review, Slate, and The Atlantic. She's read, taught, and performed at The Marrow, the Therapy Sessions with Seth Vanek, the Chautauqua Institution, the Dikeou Reading Series, and Bad Advice from Bad Women. After six years in Chicago, she's experimenting with not taking the weather personally.

The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s live lit and music series. Created in 2010, The First Time pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" - a different "first" for each show - with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four (Gerald Dowd, Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis and Scott Stephenson.

Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded by Brian Heath, produced and edited by Jenn Rourke.

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Topics: bobby evers, first burn, first time, first time four, jacqui shine, jenn rourke, jenn sodini, julie mueller, live lit, martyrs, storytelling

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