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First Time First Sign - Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen

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Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen have been co-conspirators, husband and wife, and leaders of the band Dolly Varden for more than 20 years. They live in Wicker Park with their dog Neville and their two rats, Gnocchi and Loretta. When they aren’t singing together, Diane spends her time making paintings and animations (christiansenstudio.com) and Steve teaches songwriting at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

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Topics: bitchy landlord, chicago, gerald dowd, greenhorn, liam davis, live lit, musician, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, unlikely romance, wicker park

First Time First Sign - Jeremy Owens

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Jeremy Owens is the creator, producer and host of You're Being Ridiculous. He makes a delicious roast chicken and wants to be Nora Ephron when he grows up.

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Topics: college sex, gerald dowd, gold star gay, liam davis, live lit, not gold star gay, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Sign - James Gordon

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James Gordon better known as G.P.A.(Greatest Poet Alive) is an international award winning author of six books of Poetry and one novel of Mystery. He has performed all over the United States with his scintillating poetry and can be seen on epsidoes of Empire, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD , and Shameless, as well as the movies Animals, A Slice of Life, and Batman vs Superman.  James can be found at GPA MEDIA INC and on Twitter at gr8estpoetalive.

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Topics: addiction, christmas, gambling, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Sign - Alisa Rosenthal

Alisa Rosenthal is a performer and teaching artist. During the day she teaches youth music and theater at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Vagabond School of the Arts, and by night she performs as her vaudeville alter-ego Plucky Rosenthal. A semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award, credits include the Chicago Women's Funny Fest, Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, and that one time she was in an old timey swimsuit in Sports Illustrated. Check her website for upcoming shows, classes, and other weird gigs. http://www.alisarosenthal.com

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Topics: clown school, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Sign - Julie Mueller

Julie Mueller is a photographer and photo editor living in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood. She enjoys creating fun and affordable images for clients to use on their various social media platforms. portraitsbyjulie.net.

Currently she manages a photography studio for iconic portrait photographer Marc Hauser and spends time on the air as a DJ for CHIRP Radio (chirpradio.org) - tuesdays 3 p.m. 6 p.m. She is also the Director for the First Time series - a live lit and music show at Martyrs’.

She wants the world to know what it's really like to support a loved one with Alzheimer's and dedicates her blog, judysalzheimerstale.wordpress.com, to this mission in support of her mom, Judy, and the other 5.3 million Americans afflicted with Alzheimers and their 15 million caregivers. 

When relaxing at home she watches old-school Law & Order (the original series), roots for the Green Bay Packers and some day she’ll be able to play the piano that sits in a corner of her apartment.  Some day.

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Topics: alzheimers disease, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Lie - Bobby Evers

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Bobby is a writer and volunteer with CHIRP, DJing Saturday afternoons since CHIRP's launch in 2010, as well as writing for the blog. His writing has appeared in PopMatters, Two With Water, Graze, The Other Otter, and The Logan Square Literary Review. Bobby is also active in other storytelling shows in Chicago and has performed with The Paper Machete, Curbside Splendor, Two Cookie Minimum, Words That Kill, and is a producer for The First Time. He is currently working on a novel.

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Topics: chicago, childhood, fuck, gerald dowd, hypocrisy, language, liam davis, lie, live lit, scott stevenson, steve frisbie

First Time First Lie - Ben Joravsky

Ben became a fulltime staff writer for The Chicago Reader in 1990. His reporting focuses on larger citywide matters, with a special interest in exposing municipal financing scams, most notably tax increment financing, as well as privatizing public parking and unfairly enforced marijuana laws (collaborating with Mike Dumke). Ben's work has been published in Best American Sports Writing and The Third City. He is the author of five books, including Hoop Dreams. In 2010 Ben was the recipient of Journalist of the Year awards from the Chicago Journalists Association and Northern Illinois University.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, evanston, gerald dowd, high school, liam davis, live lit, scott stevenson, shaft, steve frisbie

First Time First Lie - Bente Engelstoft

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Bente is an actor, writer and comedian. She is a first generation American who owes her comedy to a lifetime of watching her Danish father and Mexican mother communicate in their second language. She has been improvising, writing and performing in Chicago for that last 6 years on the stages of Second City, iO and the CIC Theatre. When she's not performing, Bente spends her time teaching people how to pronounce her name. It's like "Brenda" without the R.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: boarding school, chicago, gerald dowd, liam davis, lie, live lit, pinocchio, scott stevenson, smoking, steve frisbie

First Time First Lie - Alison Flowers

Alison is a Chicago journalist who focuses on social justice and criminal justice. She is the author of Exoneree Diaries, a narrative non-fiction multimedia series for Chicago Public Media and NPR affiliate, WBEZ 91.5. The series was a finalist for a national Online Journalism Award in 2014. Her work has appeared in VICE, The Village Voice, the ABA Journal and many other outlets.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: 7 awful things, chicago, confession, gerald dowd, guilt, liam davis, lie, live lit, prank, scott stevenson, steve frisbie

First Time First Lie - Sean Flannery

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Sean is the creator and host of The Blackout Diaries a show where comics plus 'real' people (cops, priests, teachers, etc) share true drinking stories and answer questions from the audience. He has been featured on Comedy Central and named the best standup comic in Chicago by several publications. He was also named Best Drunk by The Chicago Reader (2014). On stage, he shares wild, hilarious stories, while showing multimedia from the events: photos, videos, voicemails and more. Last year he combined many of these stories into a sold-out, critically-acclaimed one man show, called Never Been to Paris, about the last 10 times he nearly killed himself by accident.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: car crash, chicago, chirp, cleveland, drunk, fall from a great height, gerald dowd, impersonation, liam davis, lie, live lit, party crashing, partying, scott stevenson, steve frisbie

First Time First Chance - Stubhy Pandav

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A first generation American, Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago.  Over the course of his career, he has toured the United States, Japan, and Europe with his bands Lucky Boys Confusion and the Super Happy Fun Club with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Sum 41, and the Plain White T’s.

Stubhy is a firm believer in the mantra, “Every musician that you listen to now started local,” and passionately advocates for the Chicago music scene as well as local music scenes around the country.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein and Iris Lin

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Topics: discovering music, discovering your own talent, first day of my life, gerald dowd, indian culture, liam davis, live lit, songwriting, steve frisbie, storytelling, strict parents

First Time First Chance - Tim Akimoff

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Tim is a writer, editor, multimedia producer and digital journalist. He oversees digital content and social engagement for Chicago Public Media.

Prior to coming to WBEZ in July, 2012, Tim was the director of digital content at KTUU-Channel 2, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage Alaska, where he directed digital coverage of two Iditarod dog sled races and traveled the state extensively to help connect Alaska’s remote rural communities with hub communities as well as the urban population in Anchorage.

In addition to his radio and television experience, Tim’s background is in print reporting. He worked as a newspaper journalist in Kyiv, Ukraine during the leadup to the Orange Revolution, and he covered cities, state government and crime and courts for various newspapers in Oregon and Montana.

He is an award-winning blogger and a storyteller at heart with an interest in collecting unique storytelling styles from around the globe.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein and Meg Ritter Alles

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Topics: adventure, alaska, anchorage, bear, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, moose, new name for everything, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Chance - Ali Clayton

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Ali Clayton is a southern girl and proud of it!  After receiving a BA in theatre performance in 2008 she left her home state of NC to pursue her dreams of becoming a comedian.

She has been performing stand-up for five years and can been seen all around Chicago talking about her favorite things; her southern upbringing and her sexual encounters.

Ali’s one-woman show “I’m Different, Not Dumb” has been featured at the NC Comedy Arts Fest, Chicago Sketch Comedy Fest and Chicago Women’s Funny Fest.  

Recently the internationally renowned art blog Art F City mentioned “What Am I Looking At?”; an art review web series hosted by Ali.  Watch all the episodes here http://channelwaila.tumblr.com

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She has been honored to be part of TBS Just for Laughs Chicago for the past four years and to be named one of the 50 Hot Women in Comedy by AfterEllen.com.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, gerald dowd, girl crush, liam davis, live lit, pussy hunt, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Chance - Richard Joyce

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Richard Joyce is a Chicago-based writer and storyteller. He hosts Collector's Edition, a reading series that brings together essays and live music to tell stories about the roles that pop songs have in people's lives.  Collector's Edition was previously hosted at Upstairs Gallery, and recently began a run at The Hideout. When Richard isn't working on the show, his time is spent roasting coffee, playing Street Fighter and researching Prince.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: choir, coming out, friends, gerald dowd, hairspray, live lit, paul mutzabaugh, storytelling

First Time First Chance - Nicole Oppenheim

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Nicole grew up in northern New Jersey, but attended high school in central Ohio. Before settling in Chicago, she spent a bunch of time in Boston & New Haven, CT. So although she currently resides in the Midwest, she remains an East Coast girl at heart. Nicole majored in English, minored in Classics, & has a Master's Degree in Art History (or as her mom likes to call it, "gainful employment." Zing!).

She's the current host of Ear Candy, which you can catch Friday mornings 9-noon on CHIRP Radio. Fun fact: Nicole owns THREE pairs of bamboo earrings.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: around the way girl, escape, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, new jersey, ohio, steve frisbie, stolen car, storytelling

First Time First Chance - Freda Love Smith

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Freda Love Smith is a writer, drummer, and lecturer living in Evanston. She was a founding member and drummer of The Blake Babies with Juliana Hatfield, and has since played with Antenna, The Mysteries of Life, and Some Girls. She interviews musicians about food for Paste and writes about food on her blog,lovesmiths.blogspot.com. Her memoir/cookbook, Red Velvet Underground, is forthcoming on Agate.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: 9:30 club, alex chilton, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, missed opportunity, second chance, steve frisbie, storytelling, thank you friends, touring musicians

First Time First Chance - Lily Be

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Lily Be is a momma, a nanny, a friend, and a storyteller. She's a wise Mexican badass from Humboldt Park with a straight from the hip style of storytelling that has made her stand out in the storytelling community. She is the first Latina Moth GrandSLAM champion, WNEP Maelstrom champ, The Spotty Truth Late Night Storytelling champ, and host/producer of The Stoop the last Thursday of each month at Rosa's Lounge. There is really nothing a bio can tell you about Lily Be that her stories can't do better.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: crisis, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, loss, recovery, reinvention, steve frisbie, storytelling, tightrope

First Time First Fight - ShowYouSuck

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Noted by Red Bull as a “renaissance rapper”, ShowYouSuck has raised the bar for live hip-hop performances and is considered a trailblazer for a new era: alternative hip-hop. Born on the west side of Chicago, his early encounters with the Smashing Pumpkins, Anthrax and Slayer left him a devoted rock fan for life. Without access to instruments or others interested in starting a band, Show turned to rap.

ShowYouSuck has toured with Yelawolf, Asher Roth and recently performed at Riot Fest here in Chicago. He has worked with Flosstradamus, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Doomtree, and is currently gearing up to release his next project, RAD- for updates follow @ShowYouSuck on Twitter!

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein and recorded by Meg Ritter Alles

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Topics: chicago, fight, junior high school, live lit, mcdonalds, storytelling

First Time First Fight - Martin Morrow

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Martin Morrow is originally from Birmingham, AL where he started doing stand-up, improv, and belonged to an award winning sketch/stand-up hybrid, "Tubbi and Martin." He has put on several one man shows at The Playground Theater and MPaact Theater, and serves as an associate producer to one of the most acclaimed comedy shows in the country, Comedians You Should Know, as well as being a part of the 100 Proof Comedy cast. He is a regular at the Laugh Factory and has performed in various cities and comedy festivals around the country including TBS Just For Laughs. He currently can be seen in You Had Me at En Vogue, Saturdays through December 6 at 9 pm at The Second City’s Donny’s Skybox Theater.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein and recorded by Meg Ritter Alles

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Topics: alabama, band, bully, fight, half nelson, headstrong, junior high, live lit, masturbation, storytelling, trapt, wrestling

First Time First Move - Barrie Cole

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This is a story by playwright Barrie Cole, for our show First Move. Her latest play, "Elevator Tours," which had its premiere in January of this year, was called an "unmitigated triumph of perversity" by Tony Adler of the Chicago Reader. Active in Chicago’s live lit community, Barrie has read and performed her work at Story Sessions, Essay Fiesta, Write Club, Guts and Glory, Fillet of Solo, That's All She Wrote, Looking for Love, and others. She is also working on a forthcoming short story collection.

Check out The First Time: First Impression on July 9 at Martyr's.

 

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein, photo by Sarah Avampato

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Topics: barrie cole, divorce, jump, live lit, storytelling, trampoline

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