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Getting to an Automatic 270 with Blue Steel

Getting to an Automatic 270 with Blue Steel

April 16, 2021

Blue Steel spent years working in the trenches of DC politics and has somehow managed to escape with both her humanity and her sense of humor intact. In this episode, she and I pole vault off of Charles Blow's Rescue Plan for Black America into all sorts of topics. A lot of them concerning race and politics. A fair number not. Pretty chill, fun conversation considering the subject matter.

Follow Blue Steel on Twitter: @BlueSteelDC

 

Baking for Sanity with Jamie Schler

Baking for Sanity with Jamie Schler

April 1, 2021

Jamie Schler is an author, baker, jam maker and hotelier living in Chinon, France. In this conversation, we talk about how kitchen life kept us both sane these past few years, and she explains what it's like running a 17th Century hotel during a 21st Century plague. Oh, and she also reveals her secret association with the Project Mercury spaceflight program.

Find her online: @lifesafeast

Pick up her cookbooks: Orange Appeal and Isolation Baking

Sleep under her roof: Hôtel Diderot

Banging on the Wall of a Production Deal with Jessica Ellis

Banging on the Wall of a Production Deal with Jessica Ellis

March 25, 2021

Jessica Ellis, the writer/director of the soon-to-be-released independent film What Lies West, takes time out of her daily routine of sheltering in place from a raging pandemic to bullshit with Dennis about getting your stuff out there in the world.

Later, trusted comrade Michael Ewing pops in to talk about Ultimate Frisbee or something.

Outside-the-Boxing Yourself to Mid-Level Success with Michael Hearst

Outside-the-Boxing Yourself to Mid-Level Success with Michael Hearst

March 19, 2021

Michael Hearst is a musician, composer, author, and all around good guy living in Brooklyn with his wife and son. Due in equal parts to his talent and chillness, he's well-known, well-liked, and well-respected among many well-known, well-liked, and well-respected people. You may not know his name, but there are decent odds that some of your favorite artists do. He might even have brunch with a few of them.

He's one-half of the band One Ring Zero and the author of the forthcoming Unconventional Vehicles: Forty-Five of the Strangest Cars, Trains, Planes, Submersibles, Dirigibles, and Rockets EVER.

Raw-Dogging Your Way to Success with Darci Ratliff

Raw-Dogging Your Way to Success with Darci Ratliff

March 4, 2021

For the introductory episode, Dennis decides to play it safe and interview his good friend Darci "Kittenpants" Ratliff. She reveals her gnostic means of following through on stuff she wants to do and tries to rename the podcast. Later, he's joined by another close friend, Michael J. Ewing, who delivers bad news about the prospects of Dennis fixing his annoying voice. Finally, Emiliano DiClaudio-Escobar illuminates a secret subsection of the DC Universe.

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