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Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t
FIxing the Planet One Person at a Time.
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Lisa Levy is a conceptual artist, painter, comedic performer and (self-proclaimed) psychotherapist. Her visual art has been wid...

by Lisa Levy
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May 15, 2018 05:57 PM PDT

Heather was a hoot. She's a successful musician, singer and writer of songs for her band, Crowd The Airwaves. https://crowdtheairwaves.bandcamp.com/ She's only 26, but so her own person with her band that's been together for 5 years. Heather was on the path to becoming a serious opera singer, but at a certain point became disillusioned with all that conforming. She really lives and breathes music though and has a rich life cause of it. Her happiness is infectious. This episode will leave you in a good mood, in part because we give you a taste of her music.

May 07, 2018 05:29 PM PDT

Have you heard of the Fireside Mystery Theater? It's this incredible monthly performance that gets made into a podcast every month. Kind of old timey radio with a contemporary science fictiony twist. A new episode is written, rehearsed, performed live (includes music!) at The Slipper Room and then edited into a podcast. Everything you need to know about it is HERE:https://www.firesidemysterytheatre.com/
Anyway, it's a pretty slick highwire act to be doing that monthly for over 2 MILLION listeners. But I must say, it's incredibly, creative, compelling and original-nothing like it! In this session I dig into the dynamics and personal relationships in this troop and find out how they get along. My guests are co-creator, Gus Rodriguez and director Holly Payne-Strange. The other co-creator is Ali Silva—she couldn't make it, but I GRILLED Holly and Gus to find out if the 2 hetero co-creators ever had sexual tension. I can honestly say I don't think they did. It's a testament to the whole troop how well they work together and how that happens. (hint: the creators take responsibility but keep their egos in check. I play a scene from their recent show-so you get a taste of what they do, but truthfully check out their site and dive deep-you will be transported!https://www.firesidemysterytheatre.com/livepodcast Tickets for the live show HERE: https://www.slipperroom.com/event/1624286-guest-event-fireside-mystery-new-york/

April 30, 2018 04:44 PM PDT
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We have detailed discussions involving masturbation. Not kidding. But what would you expect from an artist like Goyette who's work is as boundaryless as she is? A lot of her work is inspired by lobsters because of their unique reproductive system which is one of the craziest things I've heard of. Through discussing Rebecca's work, her most recent artist residency in Berlin involving her making a sexy film, and her current performance series at The Museum of Sex, I actually gained some new perspectives on sex, especially for women, which surprised me since I've been inundated with so much of it, as we (mostly) all have. Cake IS sexy! http://www.rebogallery.com/

April 30, 2018 03:52 PM PDT

Check out Marcellus' reaction after listening to this recording of our session:
"Omfg. Just finished listening. I’m a piece of work! I wish I could just chill a little bit more and be an A-"

Marcellus is crazy talented and SUCCESSFUL at SO MANY THINGS - New Yorker Cartoonist, Children's book author/illustrator, successful touring musician/songwriter, fronter of bands... Look!:http://www.marcellushall.com/
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-day-at-the-winter-olympics-in-pyeongchang Plus he's good-looking-did I mention that too?

He was a great sport here. I really dug into his personal life and childhood and answered everything as openly as possible. I did get a feeling he was tough to get to as I told him, due to his perfectionist expectations of himself. Nevertheless, I think he and I had a growth experience.

April 16, 2018 04:00 PM PDT

Oliver Wasow is an accomplished and highly original talent. Very sophisticated but almost self taught as he didn't study what his career is about.
https://oliverwasow.com/ Oliver's work travels the line between painting and photography, what's real and imagined. Oliver opens up about his brother and growing up which gives us some fresh perspective on him and his work. He's a thoughtful, insightful soul and there's a lot to dig into here. He has a solo show in Brooklyn up until April 22, 2018 http://www.theodoreart.com/exhib-current.html http://www.theodoreart.com/exhib-current.html

April 06, 2018 10:40 AM PDT

This session with artist Karen Marston illuminated my thinking of the discussion around whether you have to have a miserable childhood to be an artist. Personally, I don't think you do, but talking with Karen led me to think there is so much destruction in the world, that having a secure childhood can actually aid an artist to confront a much larger, more universal problem, such as global warming, as opposed to so much navel gazing as artists such as myself focus on for inspiration. Karen's current show at Owen James Gallery is a great example of seducing the viewer into contemplating the destruction of icebergs. We get to hear about her trip to Newfoundland to observe and document them for these paintings. YOU MUST SEE HER SHOW!! Up until April 22, 2018 http://www.owenjamesgallery.com/exhibitions/karen-marston2
#icebergs #globalwarming #painting @KarenMarston @OwenJamesGallery

March 28, 2018 04:24 PM PDT
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Emily Flake is my cartoonist hero. She’s accomplished so much—had her books published, a New Yorker cartoon contract, has a family, yet she still sees herself as a procrastinator. In my own disbelief, I dig into finding out more about that.

Also, because Emily does a lot of cartooning around parenting – she is happily married and the mother of a five year old – I need to understand more about that, since she’s so calm about something as frightening as motherhood. https://www.amazon.com/Mama-Tried-Dispatches-Underbelly-Parenting/dp/1455558230 Check out Emily’s work here: http://www.emilyflake.com/ Endlessly engaging in person, she performs with on bills with comedians! She does a regular live show with Ophira Eisenburg at Union Hall. https://www.unionhallny.com/events/

March 23, 2018 09:12 AM PDT

Celeste combines her science interest (pre-med at one point!) with her food and recipe development talent to win this round on CHOPPED, on the Food Network.
She’s killing it in the food/recipe development business, but there’s a lot more to get to, besides all her accomplishments in that are. https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/chopped/episodes/the-light-stuff

Celeste is possibly the most together positive, productive person ever on Dr. Lisa, so I dig in enviously to see how she does it. Did I also mention that Celeste is super smart, talented and beautiful? Celeste has a whole bunch of natural gifts, but the magic sauce I think, is her discipline. As a kindergartener, she would bug her mother to make sure she got to her dance lessons on time. And getting to the Olympic trials for swimming is not for the unfocused. Somewhere along the way, naturally outgoing Celeste learned that FUN is important too, which is what makes her so balanced. #food #cooking #chef #celesterogers

March 20, 2018 01:49 PM PDT

In this full on psychotherapy session, Dr. Lisa uncovers Ed Kish's childhood conditioning has taught him not to put himself first. Ed is a working and studying acting to become a animation voice-over artist. He is also the partner of one of RFB's favorite hosts, Orie Givens, who hosts: https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/queer-state-of-mind/
How can anyone in our society get ahead with that attitude? Seriously! We learn about the balancing act of getting what you need and still being a decent human which Ed is in spades.

March 11, 2018 12:33 PM PDT

Thurston Ray http://www.thurstonray.com/ is an incredible musician and I got him to sing A Capella in the studio which you can't hear anywhere else. Thurston was appearing live that night on our RFB showcase at The Well, so I got to ask him about that. Plus in my role as Dr. Lisa, I got to grill him on how his personal love life relates to his music. Thurston was very generous and open, so we got to find out about the road he's on in his personal life and how his family and background plays into that. Hint: He's slow to get involved. A totally handsome, lovable guy, Thurston, thanks for sharing! #music #therapy #RFB #ThurstonRay @ThurstonRay

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