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

Download Eve_Lederman.mp3

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

Download Jennifer_Bouani.mp3

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