Sunday, August 05, 2007

Episode 21: Orlando's Enzian Film Slam

Originally a project of University of Central Florida's Downtown Media Arts Center, the Film Slam seemed fated to end when DMAC closed. The local filmmaking community and FilmSlam organizers John Thiesen and Brian Feldman came to the Enzian with a request to continue the monthly screenings of local filmmakers' projects. As a result, Enzian will continue the program to focus on the growing number of indie and student filmmakers in the State of Florida. FilmSlam is held on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM.

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Episode 20: NYC Author Eve Lederman

(38:49) Eve Lederman is the author of the book "Letters from My Sister: On Love, Life and Hair removal" available on and New York City Barnes & Noble locations. Lederman describes the book she wrote with her sister like this: "Letters From My Sister is a memoir of our lives in progress comprising a collection of correspondence. Our offbeat adventures run the gamut from men to careers to hair removal, and we blame all our frustrations and fears on our Jewish mother who used to buy an entire tongue pickled from the butcher. She’d plop the whole organ down on the table like an autopsy. We were traumatized by that tongue."

Michael Molyneux, staff editor of the City section of the The New York Times said “The Lederman sisters serve up a warm slice of life on the edge, with an edge. A thoroughly enjoyable tale of urban escapades.” Matthew Cooper, White House correspondent for Time Magazine called the book “A racy conversation worth wiretapping, and an uproarious celebration of free speech.” And Wayne Fisk, Director of Programming for ABC Broadcasting called it “An entertaining and tantalizing literary lap dance.”

Mentioned in this Episode
--Letters From My Sister on Amazon
--More Lederman readings at The Moth
--A Good Uplift (the bra documentary)
--The Moth
--Shag: the website
--Shag's Zodiac: Offbeat Adventures in Astrology
--Shag's Little Book of Love: Dating, Mating and Mischief Making
--Pink Panther Cockatil Party
--Orchard Corset

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Episode 19: Atlanta Author Jennifer Bouani

(15:30) Jennifer Bouani of Bouje Publishing is the author of the children's book Tyler and his Solve-a-matic Machine about which Top Ten Reviewer Grady Harp said “Jennifer Bouani has the gift for writing for children." Chosen from thousands of children’s books currently on the market, Tyler & His Solve-a-matic Machine has been honored with the nationally prestigious iParenting Media Award, The 2007 Excellent Products Call in Children’s Books. (From her bio) Jennifer Bouani is an advocate for capitalists and entrepreneurs. She believes it is more critical than ever that children learn early the principles of free market trade and how to become leaders in a capitalist society.

Mentioned in this Episode
--Bouje Publishing
--Tyler & His Solve-a-matic Machine on
--iParenting Media Award
--Bouje Publishing Blog
--Tyler and His Solve-A-Matic Machine on Google Book Reader

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Host Mark Baratelli's appearance on 91.5

(39:26) Hi this is Mark Baratelli, the host of the Orlando Arts Podcast. I had the opportunity to appear as a guest on the radio show called "Life in Stages," hosted by Scottie Campbell on 91.5 FM, a radio station based at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. We talked about the 2007 Orlando Fringe Festival, new ideas for it from me, Beth Marshall and the patrons responding on the Official Orlando Fringe Blog, my show Improv Cabaret going to San Francisco and New York City and me going on tour in August with the "I Love a Piano" national tour.

The recording you hear was done on my laptop in the studio while the interview was happening live on the radio, so you don't get that "radio quality" audio. I would have just linked to their podcast version of the show, but they don't podcast yet.

Download: 6-4-07_91.5FM_interview.mp3

Sunday, June 03, 2007

(33:07) Risa Dickens and Elran Oded are the two co-founders of, "a loose affiliation of folks who make stuff like Art, Clothing, Literature and Music. Together we co-author an indie arts group blog, sell our wares and produce Indyish events."
Mentioned in this Episode
--indysih on myspace
--Indyish Assembly on Facebook
--Indyish Assembly on myspace


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Podcamp NYC

(35:03) John C Havens is the lead organizer of Podcampnyc and the writer of the Podcasting Section of This is a great interview for those unfamiliar with podcasting who want to know what it can do for you and why others are so excited about it. This interview also a great introduction to the emerging ideas of barcamp and unconferences. I picture this episode being great for those arts organizations who've heard about these concepts but have yet to implement them.

Mentioned in this Episode:
--Unconference (Wikipedia definition)
--Barcamp (Wiipedia definition)'s Guide to Podcasting
--New Yorker Hotel
--Creative Commons
--Portable Media Expo
--Jason Van Orden
--Jason's Book: "Promoting Your Podcast"
--Podcast Vision and Voice, John's company


Electric Youth

(23:11) Dean Parker wrote the book for a musical featuring Deborah Gibson's music he thought no one would ever be interested. Boy was he wrong. The show has begun it's journey to Broadway in a small family-owned Orlando theatre called the "Starlight Theatre," with Ms Gibson attending opening night.

Mentioned in this Episode
--Electric Youth Official Site
--Mamma Mia
--All Shook Up
--Deborah Gibson Official Site
--Starlight Theatre

Download Electric_Youth.mp3

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

12,000 Myspace Friends Can't be Wrong

(25:42) Jamesson Beane has 12,000 friends on his myspace profile. He's gotten modeling jobs, writing jobs and acting work from myspace. He's definitely taken something most people make fun pf and turned it on it's side, and in his favor. He shares what he's learned about blogging, moblogging and good and bad bulletening, all of which add up to success both on and offline for this myspace diva.

Mentioned in this Episode:
--Jamesson's myspace profile
--Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency TV show

Download Jamesson_Beane.mp3

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Podcast Plays bring theatre online

(24:11) Podcast Plays' producer Patrick Flick and co-producer David Lee sit down with host Mark Baratelli to discuss podcasting, play writing, and the process of getting theatre content created, produced and placed online.

Podcast Plays was presented in the Shakespeare Festival Building as a special presentation for patrons of "Playfest," a large national playwriting festival, to listen to and enjoy in between "Playfest" performances. The Podcast Plays were placed on ipods donated by the Millenia Mall Apple Store, written by UCF Directing students and produced by Patrick Flick. I was lucky enough to be a part of this project, as Flick asked me to add sound effects to the plays, once they were recorded. According to Flick, the plays will be online soon.

Mentioned on this Episode:
--Video Description

--Kate Ingram
--Margaret Nolan
--Apple Store at Mall of Milennia

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Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor

(25:11) Host Mark Baratelli interviews Dave Russell, the Walt Disney World Entertainment Show Director for "Monsters Inc Laugh Floor." This show uses exciting technological innovation to give guests a submersive, interactive experience with characters from the world of the hit Disney-Pixar film, Monsters Inc. Mr Russell is also a Show Director for Walt Disney World shows "Comedy Warehouse," "Adventurers Club" and "Turtle Talk with Crush." He touches on the history of "living characters," what he enjoys most about being a show director, and gives a full description of what guests can expect when they see the "Monsters Inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club" show.

Mentioned in the Episode:
--Dave Russell
--Comedy Warehouse
--Adventurers Club
--World Showcase Players
--Turtle Talk with Crush
--Monsters Inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club
--Wayne Brady in Tempe, Arizona
--Finding Nemo, the Musical
--Avenue Q
--Monsters, Inc (the movie)

Download Dave Russell's interview