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Podcasts on the topic of “Martyrs” 33 results

First Time First Time: First Choice - Steve Reidell

STEVE REIDELL is a typography enthusiast and a Chicago musician: he is one-half of DJ/production duo The Hood Internet, and one-half of the band Air Credits alongside fellow Chicagoan ShowYouSuck. He formerly worked as the in-house art director at Metro and Smart Bar.

The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It 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. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.

The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast produced and recorded by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.

Photo credit: Graham Gardner

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Topics: air credits, bobby evers, first choice, first time, jenn rourke, jenn sodini, julie mueller, martyrs, steve reidell, storytelling, the hood internet

First Time: First Choice - Paul Farahvar

Paul Farahvar has been delighting audiences with his self-deprecating dry humor, centered on being an aging single. After training at The Second City and iO in Chicago, Farahvar quickly became a regular at local stand-up clubs, Zanies, Comedy Bar and Laugh Factory. Farahvar's hard work, prior stage life (He was/is also a musician) and ease at connecting with audiences have allowed him to achieve remarkably rapid success by industry standards, including the rare opportunity to host and produce his own monthly (now weekly) called "Drink Date Laugh" about dating and a new comedic game show called "Everyone's a Lawyer" both at the World Famous Laugh Factory. He currently tours regularly with national headliners Demetri Martin, Jen Kirkman, Keith Alberstadt and Chris Franjola when he is not headlining. Farahvar currently performs stand up regularly at Laugh Factory (Chicago, Las Vegas, Hollywood), Zanies (Chicago, Rosemont, and St. Charles), House of Comedy (Phoenix, Minnesota), Skyline Comedy Club (Wisconsin and Tacoma), Comedy Club on State, Comedy Bar (Chicago) and McCurdys (Florida). He is also the host of the Podcast "Singles Only" (iTunes, Laugh Factory Channel) and a regular guest on Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez on WGN Radio. He also played "Karam Haddad" on NBC's "Chicago Med" in 2017.

The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It 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. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.

The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast produced and recorded by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.

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First Time: First Choice - Tony Breed

Tony Breed is cartoonist, DJ, and UX Architect. His comic Muddlers Beat is a queer slice-of-life comic about how life is what happens when you don't know what you're doing; he also created Finn & Charlie Are Hitched, about a gay married couple and their friends. You can listen to his show on CHIRP Radio every Friday morning, 6-9am, and watch him dance in the studio on Instagram. Right now he's probably thinking about what he's going to eat next.

The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It 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. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.

The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast produced and recorded by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.

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First Time: First Choice - Cate Brecht

Cate Brecht is a transport from Florida. She is an adult that doesn’t know what anything means or what to do with herself.  She has channeled this energy most recently into talking about her mental health even though she was always told to not discuss that. She has been doing shows around the city talking about her mental breaks. She loves theatre and is a member on the board of the Chicago Volunteer organization The Saints, an organization that provides ushers to almost all Chicago theatres. The ushers are able to enjoy theatre all over the city by providing a simple service. If you’re interested in knowing more, please let her know.  She would like to think of herself as a writer and teller of stories. She is one of the Babes from the podcast Babes Watch Buffy, an intersectional feminist watch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s been on hiatus, but it’ll be back.  If you talk to her she’ll probably want to know what movie you saw recently and to show you a picture of her cat.

The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It 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. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.

The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast produced and recorded by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.

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First Time: First Choice - Nicole Vasquez

Nicole Vasquez, MBA, believes that a certain kind of magic occurs when people of all different backgrounds come together to share information and ideas: they experience the power of perspective, understand new ways of thinking, and create new opportunities.

Nicole’s current roles are Co-Founder and Chief Community Officer of Deskpass (named one of Chicago’s “50 on Fire” companies), and Co-Founder of Second Shift (named ‘Chicago’s Best Coworking Space’ by Chicago Reader). Nicole has also won several awards, including traveling to Europe as a Professional Fellow through the U.S. Department of State.

When she’s not geeking out about coworking and community building, she travels, writes, and learns about the world through observations and conversations with people.

Find her on Twitter at @NicoleRVasquez and Instagram at @NicoleReneeV

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First Time: First Choice - Mason Johnson

The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It 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. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.

The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast produced and recorded by Jenn Rourke. Engineer by Tony Baker.

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First Time: First Fling - Danielle Sines

danielle sinesDanielle Sines is a singer-songwriter for Chicago's Impulsive Hearts. She sings, shouts, plays guitar and piano, and records noises on tape recorders.She likes melodies that remind her of summertime.


When she's not dreaming up summery tunes, she's working as a marriage & family therapist, or volunteering for CHIRP Radio or Girls Rock! Chicago.


Danielle's latest release is called, metoo: a benefit for Resilience, a limited edition cassette tape EP with all proceeds donated to Resilience Chicago!

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

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Topics: bobby evers, danielle sines, first fling, first time, impulsive hearts, jenn rourke, jenn sodini, julie mueller, live lit, martyrs, stroytelling

First Time: First Fling - Ellen Mayer

Ellen Mayer is a writer, podcaster, performer and general media gal about town. She is one half of the team behind the Girl, I Guess voter guide and a  writer/producer for The Hoodoisie, a radical live news show about culture and politics.  Previously she has worked for South Side Weekly, City Bureau, and WBEZ’s Curious City. She is also a recovering music journalist and ex-musical theater kid. She's from Brooklyn and enjoys arguing about the best place to find bagels in Chicago and convincing people not to New York.

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

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First Time: First Fling - Tekki Lomnicki

Tekki Lomnicki is the founder and Artistic Director of Tellin’ Tales Theatre, a 23-year old company dedicated to shattering the barriers between the disabled and non-disabled worlds through the power of personal story. Tekki’s two full-length plays When Heck Was a Puppy: The Living Testimonies of Folk Artist Edna Mae Brice and Blurred Vision were critically acclaimed by The Chicago Reader and The Chicago Sun Times. She has written and performed over 26 solo performance pieces, and starred in the award-winning film, The Miracle by Jeffrey Jon Smith. She taught youth at Chicago’s Gallery 37 and After School Matters, and adults at the Victory Gardens Training Center. She is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship in New Performance Forms, the 2008 3Arts Award in Theater, the 2010 Grigsby Award for Excellence in Solo Performance, the 2014 Dan Van Hecke Award for outstanding leadership and service to the disability community and was named a 2016 Duke of Distinction at York Community High School in Elmhurst. She is currently working on a new full-length musical spotlighting the disability experience.

Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded, produced and edited by Jenn Rourke. Engineering and flute by Ray Quinn.

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Topics: bobby evers, first fling, first time, first time four, jenn rourke, jenn sodini, julie mueller, live lit, martyrs, storytelling, tekki lomnicki

First Time: First Fling - Tyler Snodgrass

Tyler Snodgrass is a comedian living in Chicago. Often inspired by his religious upbringing in the Ozarks, his previous career as a public school teacher, and his banjo, Tyler combines vulnerable stories with a delightful silliness that can make any topic accessible and hilarious. Tyler co-created and produces the comedic storytelling show and podcast, We Still Like You, which is based in Chicago and has chapters across the country. He is also an associate producer of MORTIFIED’s Chicago chapter.

 

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

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First Time: First Fling - Jill Hopkins

Jill Hopkins is a writer, singer, DJ, comedian and percussionist who also happens to be the host of the Morning AMp on Vocalo Radio, 91.1FM, in Chicago.


Jill is a former volunteer and host for CHIRP, a contributor to WBEZ's Morning Shift as a pop culture critic, a freelance writer for The Onion AV Club, a regular at the Paper Machete as a comedic essayist, and a sometimes contributor to the well-being of her family and friends.

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

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First Time: First Burn - Erin Strick

Erin spends her days training and consulting, and her evenings baking and snuggling with her pets and husband. She hasn't been on the stage in a while, but enjoys a regular crooning of Rat Pack songs to unsuspecting bystanders. It's exciting for Erin to be performing again, but is curious what may be next for her...probably snuggling.

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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First Time: First Burn - Stuti Sharma

Stuti Sharma is an immigrant artist, stand up comic, clumsy poet, and educator based in Chicago. She's a poet in residence with the Chicago Poetry Center. She loves puns and runs a donut review instagram (do_or_doughnut) and you can catch her around the city doing shows.

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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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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First Time: First Burn - Fury

FURY was born in Chicago Illinois. As a child she attended her grandfather’s church where she gained a very strong moral foundation as well as an appreciation of soulful music. Growing up she expressed her feelings through art and grew very fond of poetry and spoken word. Her biggest inspirations growing up were Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, Eve, Left Eye and Talib Kweli. At the age of 13 she began to embrace the notion of becoming a rapper. Due to the loss of many loved ones she used writing to deal with the pain and loneliness we all deal with growing up. In high school she performed in several talent shows and began to gain more confidence as a rapper. At the age of 22 she became a mother and gained an even stronger drive to be a positive female role model. The music FURY writes is very intense and heart felt. She is very aware of the decline in positive messages in hip hop especially from female artists. She is inspired by music from all walks of life as long as it attempts to connect people and helps others to deal with life. She hopes to continue the legacy of the great female emcees who paved the way for her and motivate the emcees of the future.

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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First Time: First Burn - Jenn Rourke

You can hear Jenn Rourke on the air at CHIRP as DJ Ninja on Fridays from 6 to 8 PM Jenn has been a DJ for 17 years at various community and college stations across Illinois. She also serves as a CHIRPRadio production director and on the station's programming committee. Jenn has also worked on the First Time show in various capacities for 8 years, currently as producer of the First Time podcast. By day, she works at ABC7 Chicago, and in previous lives worked at WGN Radio,   Second City, and as a gymnastics instructor.

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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First Time: First Fall - Allyssa Bujdoso

Allyssa Bujdoso is a stand up comedian and writer. She is an alumni of Columbia College Chicago and Second City. She works by day at Guerrero Media, and can be seen performing all over the city. When not on stage, you can usually find her in one of her favorite dive bars doing drunk yoga, or writing the occasional Medium post fueled by a whiskey-soaked feminist rage.

Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast Producer and Recordist: Jenn Rourke.

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First Time: First Fall - Noah Maria

Noah is part of the band Neckbeard Deathcamp.  Activist/Anarchist/Antifascist.

Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast Producer and Recordist: Jenn Rourke.

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First Time: First Fall: Joey Garfield

Joey Garfield is an award winning filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He grew up in Evanston and after landing a small speaking role in the film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” knew he wanted to work in and around film so he moved to New York as a young adult to cut his teeth in that world.

While there Joey was entrenched in the Lower East Side art and comedy scene respectively. His sketch group The Bert Fershners helped to usher in the era of "Alternative Comedy"- a phrase that he still doesn't quite understand.

Also while in New York he was a PA on a ton of music videos like House Of Pain, Wu Tang Clan, and Cypress Hill. It was production hell, but Hip Hop heaven. During this time he got to be friendly with his idols, The Beastie Boys, and worked for their magazine Grand Royal.  They offered him the role of Octopus Monster in their music video Intergalactic.

Since then he has focused on directing his own stuff and has been fortunate enough to create work with folks he admires like Hannibal Buress, Run The Jewels, Kevin Hart, Reggie Watts, and Heidi Klum. You can see more at http://www.joeyjoeygarfield.com

Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast Producer and Recordist: Jenn Rourke.

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First Time: First Fall - Meghan McDonough

Meghan has been a proud CHIRP Radio DJ and volunteer since 2012. She wrote “Trust Falls,” for Second City in 2017 and is currently working on being funnier in real life. During the day, Meghan is a Digital Content Producer for ABC7 Chicago. She also writes and web produces for Tom’s Guide and LaptopMag.com which indulges her nerdy love of technology. When she’s not writing, working or sleeping, she’s usually watching reruns of “The Golden Girls” or tending to the needs of her tennis ball-obsessed dog, Duke of Squirrel. Fun fact: One of Meghan’s defining traits is taking truly horrible photos when she meets someone famous.

Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast Producer and Recordist: Jenn Rourke.

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