UCLA Sociology Ph.D. candidate, L.A. comic, host of the Cafe Unurban open mic and all around good guy Pat Reily is on Grad School Dropouts this week, waxing poetic on the horrors of growing up in Florida, the salvation that was offered by academia, and the subsequent weirdness. Pat’s a real…
New episode of Grad School Dropouts podcast is out, featuring LA’s very own Pat Reilly. Go for it!
Fall semester of my freshman year of college, when I was just starting to become a rabid music dork, I walked into the grand opening of Hyde Park Records and purchased what I thought was White Light/White Heat. The staff was drunk, and they actually gave me The Velvet Underground s/t. They gave me the right album the next day, but in the meantime, I heard VU for the first time ever, and it remains my favorite VU album to this day. Everyone’s got a Lou Reed story, just figured I’d share mine.
Susan Kent: “Cece”
Finally, a new episode of Dingmantics! This week, it’s a truly haunting tale from South Georgia, courtesy of Susan Kent (RISK!, The Moth Radio Hour, Tell It: Brooklyn), who in addition to being a great spinner of yarns, is one of the most generous, welcoming folks I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in the storytelling community.
To make up for the show’s long hiatus (which is totally not going to happen again, seriously y’all), this episode also features very exciting news about the future of the podcast! Specifically, it’s going to become a live show as well. Starting in October, Dingmantics will be a monthly show featuring an open mic and featured storytellers at the Tank Theater here in New York, part of a larger series of monthly storytelling events. I’m really excited to be a part of the project, and will be recording all the stories told at the show for possible inclusion on the podcast. Plus, if you’re a storyteller, you’ll get a free recording of your piece. Stay tuned for updates about the first show—and do come out if you’d like to tell a tale, or just have a drink and watch others do the same.
Thanks as always for tuning in!