Leigh Celent is dropping her new LP. This powerhouse of a front women talks about her life and journey from the last EP to this one. It’s inspiring to understand what it’s like for someone who is CEO of her own band and managed 2 tours, a new EP a band change, a growing bond with her audience, a brief dalliance with a man—all in 6 months. She’s as active as Beyonce but without the staff. Inspirational for all of us who want to make shit happen in our lives!
Rinat is an extremely accomplished 39 year-old woman. She’s still single. This is a great and productive session as we learn how one special person opened Rinat’s eyes to her intimacy obstacles. The session concludes with a discovery of Rinat’s relationship to the ideals of family and how that manifests in her dating life as an individual on her own road. Rinat’s highly generous vulnerability in her own story is a gift to the rest of us trying to uncover our own selves. In Rinat’s own words about this session—“It was so touching to be part of your show and I'm still having a hard time believing I opened up like this, very not on character. It makes me embarrassed and yet I do hope those worlds will be a help even one person out there to overcome their challenges with being vulnerable.”
Rinat Sherzer is an interdisciplinary scientist, engineer & experience designer. Creating ventures at the intersection of tech, design & social good. She is the founder of two ventures aligned with her vision: It Makes Sense; a non-profit organization helping people deal with anxiety https://dsi.sva.edu/project/it-makes-sense/ and Of Course; https://www.ofcourseglobal.com/ an agency empowering businesses to become a force of good in society and incorporate social innovation in their practice. Among their clients are Capital One, Pfizer and Global Citizen. Rinat holds a Bachelor in Biotechnology Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel and a MFA - Design for Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts, NYC. Rinat teaches Sensory Design as well as Human-Centered Design in many universities such as: Harvard, Cooper Union, CCS, Cornell, NYU, Bard, Parsons and Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Rinat’s deepest passion lies in helping women reclaim their power and does that through mentoring, lectures and workshop facilitation around the world.
Chris and Bria have worked together for a long time on a bunch of extremely interesting film projects. They take us emotionally behind the scenes on this recent endeavor where they are making a documentary about a film being made by a young couple who have recruited seniors to remake "Annie Hall". A documentary about two young directors who remake a classic New York film with a cast of seniors. Help them finish it!! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reconstructing-annie#/ https://vimeo.com/chrisrogy Bria Cole: https://vimeo.com/125279616
Did you know artist and writer, Chris Bors trained with Olympic Wrestlers? I’ve known Chris Bors for years and I’ve always thought of him as a particularly bright, talented, highly educated, interesting, but mild mannered. How did someone who has macho heavy metal, indie cartoons and “Fuck Kanye West,“ in his paintings present as such a different personality from his work? We find out about his rebellious childhood and how wrestling kept him from possibly going down a dark path.
More about Chris and his work here:
More about Chris's recent show, AMERICAN JESUS @ http://art-during-the-occupation-gallery.com/ and here:
Chris Bors is a New York-based artist whose graphic, post-pop, conceptual works feature a mash-up of images, in which any visuals are fair game for repurposing. His recent paintings, which appropriate logos from hardcore punk bands, are meticulously painted to resemble silkscreen prints, political advertising, or t-shirt graphics. He coined the term "virtual dumpster diving" to describe the practice of taking images and videos from the web.
How could someone so self-loathing as David Letterman)be able to accomplish all that he accomplished which includes having an indelible stamp on American culture?
That's the basis of the discussion I have Jason Zinoman, author of the recent seminal book on David Letterman: Letterman, The last great King of Late Night. https://www.amazon.com/Letterman-Last-Giant-Late-Night/dp/0062377213/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Jason is also New York Times Comedy Critic (first and only). I love Jason’s writing and the particular comics he highlights, so I am really excited to talk to someone who, in my mind, super knows his shit about comedy. Also, I had a Stupid Pet Trick appearance in 1986, so I am fan-ravenous about getting Jason’s close up perspective on Letterman, Letterman's managerial style, as well as his creative process and his relationships with ladies.
Plus – I got to dig into Jason a bit personally; how does someone, seemingly so normal and well adjusted, manage a great career and stable family life while covering comedians for a living? I find Jason has some good life perspective that I think many comics and "civilians" could learn from themselves. This episode is sponsored by Spam.
PS: The first few minutes are a brief call-in chat with artist Chris Bors. http://www.chrisbors.com/
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.
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/
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/
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.
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