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EP09: It’s My Pleasure (w/Mike Blejer)

This week calls include: Micah Sherman  and Daniel Kurland. 1b154c84-dde3-47f1-9c2a-f87e6b91eb4b

Micah & I talk Improv as a goal in and of itself vs. as a means to an end, and I wax philosophic on Improv & Kant for no obvious reason (but several non-obvious ones).

Daniel Kurland and I talk Tim Miller, Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2, and start talking Mockingbird, twitter Trolls and who owns art (or content) in the age of interconnectivity.

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Amanda Kerri Offers Laughs and Hope

The delightful Amanda Kerri, comedian and writer for the Advocate, has a long, deep and funny conversation with Abi Wurdeman. Amanda dishes on her SNL upbringing, the pressure of trans women to look a certain way, how allies shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes occasionally, and finally, some beautiful words of advice for trans youth, on the aftermath of this election.The delightful Amanda Kerri, comedian and writer for the Advocate, has a long, deep and funny conversation with Abi Wurdeman. Amanda dishes on her SNL upbringing, the pressure of trans women to look a certain way, how allies shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes occasionally, and finally, some beautiful words of advice for trans youth, on the aftermath of this election.

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In conversation with D’Lo

Get to know D’Lo, the multi-hyphenated talent – performer, writer, comedian, activist. You may know him from his touring shows, or his guest roles on Transparent, Looking and Sense8. D’Lo dives deep in this conversation, as he discusses the unique position of being a trans person of color, in a culture where the dominant LGBT narrative has been mostly written from white, cisgender perspective. D’Lo and Sheetal talk labels, performing on college campuses, what they’re binge-watching, and what to do with Caitlin Jenner.

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Misty K. Snow,First Trans Candidate for U.S. Senate

With Misty, it’s all about the work; making history is incidental. Misty K. Snow is a trailblazer who ran for the U.S. Senate from the state of Utah in the 2016 election, becoming the first openly trans candidate to do so. During her hectic time on the campaign trail, Misty took a few minutes to talk to us about religion, LGBT rights, climate change, and the surprising liberal sides to Utah.

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EP08: It’s My Pleasure (w/Mike Blejer)

BlejerCoverThis week’s Calls feature Matt Marr, Daniel Kurland, and Micah Sherman, enjoy!

In our first episode, Matt and I discussed who he is, LGBT leadership camp, what it’s like to be a gay kid from Oklahoma, and empathy hardons. Follow him here!: https://twitter.com/themattmarr

Daniel Kurland and I talk horror, tropes and tones, and it’s slow creep to take over your laptop.

Micah and I talk about the difference between improv theory and applied improv in things like filmmaking, business, and police interactions. Oh my!

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EP07: It’s My Pleasure (w/Mike Blejer)

BlejerCoverThis week features Micah Sherman, Mistress Iris, and Daniel Kurland!

First: Micah and I talk Yes and, idea generation vs editing and why the moon is both underwater and maybe flying into the sun.

Second: Mistress Iris and I talk domming tips, how to stay sexy while you get & maintain consent, and how to distinguish between your partner’s physical vs psychological discomfort. Http://Dominatrixiris.com

Third: Daniel Kurland and I talk Adult Swim and their new model for trying out shows.

 

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EP06 – It’s My Pleasure (with Mike Blejer)

BlejerCoverThis week’s episode features three calls!

“Miry and I talk kids, Syrian refugees, the shocking ease of helping & Miry calls out the PODS moving company. Miry’s List: https://www.facebook.com/miryslist/ 3 days: https://imgur.com/gallery/wEZNI”

“Improvisation, scripted and unscripted shows, comedy, drama, and surprise..”

“Karen & I discuss the intersection of gender & comedy, hostile working environments, teaching new comedians, & dirtiness. https://twitter.com/karenbergreen https://m.facebook.com/FollowingPolly/”

If you want to talk with Mike, hit him up on the SpareMin app, he is @Mike. Remember, Sex, Feminism, Comedy, Politics, and Sex.

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EP05 – It’s My Pleasure (with Mike Belejer)

BlejerCoverLadies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Blejerdome. You may have noticed a break from these episodes and there is only one person to blame: Oliver at SpareMin. He screwed up, and he is sorry. Anyways…

On this week’s episode we hear from Mistress Iris about her time at Burning Man, and then we take it home with back to back serving of Myq Kaplan, yummy! Hope you enjoy this week’s episode. If you want to chat with Mike about anything related to sexuality, gender, politics, or even good old fashioned comedy, get in touch via the SpareMin app.

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The SpareMinute Ep 15 – Interviews from LA Podfest

Spare MinuteLast weekend we had a great time at the LA Podfest conducting 34 two minute interviews using the SpareMin app. Check below to see all the great people we met, including podcasters, industry insiders, and fans.  Each interview is time stamped below in case you want to skip ahead to a particular one.

 

 

 

00:45 – Marc Hershon of the SuccotashShow makes a case for changing \podcast\” to \”soundcast\”…and more!”

02:43 – Abi and Jay Larson on rolling with it at #lapodfest

04:42 – Alice Rebekah Frasier of the \Tea with Alice\” podcast”

06:38 – Talking with Film Nerd Neil Weakly about Comedy Film Nerds and his first encounter with Chris Mancini

08:34 – Cheryl Jones, host of \The Movies Made Me\” podcast”

10:30 – Talking with a podfest volunteer who wished to remain anonymous, then told us her name (Hint: it’s Heidi Paquette-Falk)

12:23 – Live from the LA Podfest with Destin Gerek of \The Evolved Masculine\

14:25 – Talking with Yo It’s Marco from \The Jig is Up\ podcast

16:18 – Espree of #WeAreLATech on the panel she was about to moderate here at #lapodfest

18:18 – Talking with podcaster Joe Quint about his podcast “Choose Your Own Religion”

20:09 – Talking with Wayne Federman!

20:58 – Ceci and Hollie of the Real Podcast \OC Mom Tribe\

22:50 – Kyle Jensen and Abi talk about #lapodfest and new genres for podcast storytelling

24:50 – Aric Amendolea – Voice Over Artist

26:41 – Olivia, #lapodfest volunteer, on what she is excited to see here at the festival. Also her handle is awesome: gingersnapped!

28:35 – Talking with the LA Podfest Director, Tabitha!

30:31 – Talking with Harry of \Podcast Junkies\ about hist podcast about podcasters

32:27 – Chatting with writer Bruce Braunstein about Philip K. Dick

34:56 – Talking with Merril Barr of the \Artist Alley\ podcast

36:54 – Dan Finkle of the upcoming \Dino Dimension\ podcast

38:34 – Talking with Emmy recognized reality TV Producer @AaronBrodkin

40:38 – Talking with Jessica about LApodfest, she is a huge podcast fan, and also a fan of the Anaheim Ducks. QuackQuack!

42:25 – Shawn of Sideshow Network at #lapodfest with advice for fledgling podcasters

44:23 – Darcy of LA podfest talks with Mike about the podcast festival and her sweet Betty bangs

46:18 – Abby Smith, huge Harry Potter Nerd, talks about her favorite podcasts

48:10 – Talking with Joe Berman of www.podtopod.com, a podcasting industry newsletter and website.

49:46 – Beau York, founder of @SatchelPlayer talks local podcast discovery at #lapodfest

51:42 – Talking with Wendy, a podcast fan from Santa Barbara, on her third trip to the LAPodfest

53:36 – Tricia Carr host of Charmed Radio Podcast

55:32 – Jeanie Brandes, host of \The Jeanie Brandes Show\

57:27 – Short interview with James host of “Talks from the Table” a podcast about massage therapy

59:23 – Corey Frey talks about his upcoming podcast, about people who work backstage in theater

101:14 – Gary Rolin hosts a podcast about \Superman’s other pals\

103:14 – Talking with Breezy Svacina, a podcast fan from San Diego

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EP 11 – The Spare Minute

Spare MinuteOn today’s Spare Minute podcast, we’re talking to CNN’s Dylan Byers about Roger Ailes departure from Fox News and GQ’s Scott Meslow about the Olympics’ ridiculous ban on GIFs in online coverage of the games in Rio. Plus, ‘Seinfeldia’ author Jennifer Keisbin Armstrong chimes in on that hilarious post-9/11 spec script of the classic sitcom that appeared on the internet.

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EP10 – The Spare Minute

Spare MinuteOn today’s episode of the Spare Minute, Patrick Malone of the Center for Public Integrity talks about how easy it was for a government sting operation to gather the materials for a dirty bomb right here in the United States. And later, Seth Stevenson of Slate has an interesting thought experiment for liberals who can’t understand why anyone would still vote for Trump at this point. Plus, author Cheryl Tan talks about the drafting process of her latest novel Sarong Party Girls.

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EP09 – The Spare Minute

Spare MinuteOn today’s show, Murtaza Hussain of the Intercept discusses why the family of Khizr Khan is neither American enough for Trump nor Muslim enough for ISIS and other radical terror groups. Plus, we take a closer look into the lives and struggles of women in Afghanistan with novelist Nadia Hashimi, author of ‘The Pearl That Broke Its Shell’ and the brand new novel ‘A Room Without Windows’. And later, author and ‘New Yorker’ contributor Ben Greenman talks about the therapeutic value of music and his new essay collection, ‘Emotional Rescue’.

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EP03 – It’s My Pleasure (w/Mike Blejer)

BlejerCoverThis week Mike chats with Myq Kaplan about comedy, Miry Whitehill-Ben Atar about her experiences helping a Syrian refugee family, and Andrew Heaton about Political stuff. Hope you enjoy the episode! If you want to bug Mike on SpareMin, get the app and send him a talk request!

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Ep08 – The Spare Minute

Spare Minute On the latest Spare Minute podcast, World Policy Fellow Jonathan Cristol returns to talk about his latest op-ed for CNN on the different ways that President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump all approach foreign policy (or don’t). Plus, author Nadja Spiegelman talks about her now memoir, ‘I’m Supposed to Protect You From All This’, recounting the struggles and personal liberation of her mother, ‘New Yorker’ art editor Francoise Mouly. And later, Sean O’Connell of Cinemablend contends that rumors of ‘Star Wars: Rouge One’’s impending disappointment may be exaggerated.

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EP07 – The Spare Minute

Spare MinuteOn this week’s episode of the Spare Minute podcast, we’re giving a special focus to the situation in the South China Sea with Forbes contributor Anders Corr following news that nuclear capable Chinese bombers flew over disputed territories near the Philippines over a week ago. Later, Pitchfork contributor and Last.fm editor Jessica Gentile talks about the themes of family and mental illness shared between albums by Sufjan Stevens and the Mountain Goats. Plus, author Michael Gross discusses his latest book ‘Focus‘ about the strange characters that populate the history of fashion photography.

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EP06 – Youth Minute

Youth MinuteThis week we are totally focused on curriculum. We chat with a number of youth leaders from around the country to get their thoughts on the topic. We hope you enjoy this episode. As always, if you are interested in being featured on an upcoming episode, send @AlexanderTaylor a talk request via the SpareMin app.

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EP06 – The Spare Minute

Spare MinuteJust in time for convention season, we’re talking about the founding fathers on the latest episode of the Spare Minute podcast. First, New York Times bestselling author and speaker Eric Metaxas talks about his new book ‘If You Can Keep It’ and how we’ve lost touch with the concrete lessons of our nation’s founding. And later, comedian and fellow podcaster Michael Sangregorio talks Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final bow as the titular character in his smash hip-hop musical ‘Hamilton’. Plus, Anders Corr returns to talk about the latest developments in the South China Sea and writer Hallie Grossman of Solitary Watch talks about the depiction of solitary confinement on TV.

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EP02 – It’s My Pleasure (w/Mike Blejer)

BlejerCoverThis week Mike chats with comedian Andrew Heaton about #Brexit, comedian Danny Rathbun about Batman, Kevin Allison, the creator and host of RISK!,  about microdosing LSD, and musician Kasey Holt about her latest musical creations.

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