Sunday, April 28, 2013
TYF! returns this week with an interview with Julia Wertz, whose graphic novel, "The Infinite Wait & Other Stories," has been nominated for a Walt Eisner Award for Best Nonfiction Work.
We talk to Julia about her process, her hobby of exploring abandoned buildings, why she continues to turn down big money opportunities in exchange for artistic freedom, and we solve a mystery live on-air.
All that and Liam explains where we've been for the last two weeks.
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SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Buy Julia's book, The Infinite Wait and Other Stories.
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Liam's recording his debut album June 5th and 6th in Brooklyn. Check out the Facebook event invite here.
Sunday, April 07, 2013
In this week's issue: We talk to television producer Adam Spiegelman, who tells us about how meeting Jay Mohr as a teenager in the New Jersey open mic scene led him to getting promoted to guest producer at Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and about how he discovered Neil Hamburger.
All that, and Liam McEneaney reads us his exciting scientific monograph.
THiS WEEK'S MUSIC:
Spiegs' interview theme is Up From Below by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, from the album of the same name.
The TYF! theme was written and performed by A Brief View of the Hudson (abriefview.com)
Sunday, March 31, 2013
In this week's issue: we speak with Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another and author of the book, Screw Everyone Sleeping My Way to Monogomy. We talk about beating the odds and finding a life partner in the dating wilds of New York City, aboot starting over from scratch in the Big Apple after being a successful comedian in Canada, and about the price of NPR fame (becoming "Ophira Eisenbag").
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April 4th! LIVE TYF! PODCAST TAPING! FREE!
as part of the Jersey City Comedy Festival
with guests Jessica Delfino, A Brief View of the Hudson, and Mike Doughty.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
In this week's issue of Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast!, we talk to singer/songwriter Eytan Mirsky, about how collaborating with Todd Solondz on an unlikely-sounding screenplay launched a career in writing music for film, about how he lucked into having music for The Tao of Steve all ready to go, and how nobody gets laid living in Forest Hills.
In addition, we have a story from NPR's Ophira Eisenberg about how the spell of a voodoo priestess works when you least need it. And Liam McEneaney reads memos written to his neighbors.
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THIS WEEK'S MUSIC:
You can buy Eytan's latest album, Year of the Mouse, here.
The TYF! theme was written and performed by A Brief View of the Hudson. (abriefview.com)
Sunday, March 17, 2013
David O'Doherty is one of Ireland's premiere comedians, having won both the Perrier Best Newcomer and the if.comedy awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (in different years). He's appeared on Irish television as well as American TV appearances on John Oliver's New York Standup Show and his own Comedy Central Half-Hour special, and he tours extensively around the world. Liam McEneaney talks to him about the history of the Irish comedy scene, why the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is important, how Eddie Izzard got turned away for a spot at a comedy club, and how you can contact David to ask him how to fix your bike.
Also, we hear another story from Kambri Crews about the horse she owned as a child. And we spend another Moment with Stacey Nightmare.
All that, and Liam reminisces about his first European tour, and how everything worked out okay despite his own best lack of efforts.
MUSIC FOR THIS EPISODE:
You can buy David O'Doherty's album We Are Not The Champions directly.
We hear the songs Summertime and Rosalee McFall from Jerry Garcia & David Grisman's album The Pizza Tapes.
David O'Doherty's interview theme is Rocky Road to Dublin by The Rolling Stones & The Chieftans from The Long Black Veil.
You can buy Kambri Crews' memoir Burn Down the Ground here.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
In this week's issue of Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast!, we speak to singer/songwriter Alana Amram about growing up in a musical household, how a musician listens to music, teaching music to kids, her life in art school, the craziest day job she's ever held, and how the music of Liberace can make your day instantly better. Plus she sings a couple of her songs, including an amazing lullabye she wrote for her friend's kid.
You can check out Alana's music at her website: http://alanaamram.com/
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Watch that first step, this week's issue of Tell Your Friends! is a doozy!
This week, Liam McEneaney talks to actor, podcaster, and author of The Dangerous Animals Club, Stephen Tobolowsky, about his work on films like Glimmer Man, answers listener questions about his roles on Deadwood and Californication, and one of the most touching Mel Gibson stories you'll hear all year. He also talks about why he prefers auditioning to being offered a role and he tells the unglamorous truth about sex scenes.
In fact, it's only March, but the quote of the year might be: "For you people out there who think you want to be part of a simulated sex scene in Hollywood, let me set you straight."
And Liam talks about helping to scout interns at NYU, and how the NY Mets have the worst ownership in the history of New York sports, and how this might not be the Only Podcast That Matters.
This week's music:
Stephen Tobolowsky's interview theme is Amazing Grace from the Jerry Garcia/David Grisman album The Pizza Tapes
The Road Stories theme is Country Roads, Take Me Home from Mike Doughty's album The Flip Is Another Honey
And the TYF! theme was written and performed by A Brief View of the Hudson (http://abriefview.com)