Beautiful Night is one man's vision to unite humanity and smash tyrants. The singular nature of this one-man show gives it the feeling of stepping into another person's dream. It's filled with music, characters, dark tales that interweave, & unpredictably surreal comedy with a mysterious logic all its own.
Does an evil thing haunt you now? The night air fills with song. Corn pones are consumed. The trial of the century looms. The boys journey to Bun, Illinois.
A cold wind blows. Friends are divided by an election. A sideways shuffle resumes in the flickering twilight of civilization. Ben, shrinkin, is bullied by an addled boy.
It's the little things that matter. This episode is currently up for the MOST DRAMATIC SOLO PODCAST EPISODE AWARD. Please vote! Ben Banach nails it once again!
The story of Baby Island concludes (for now). The miniature word for "miniature" is "mini". No miniature word for "beautiful".
Even in this strange condition, I can find you in my hand.
On an unmapped mountain, the oak breaks, but the willow bends.
Under a troubled moon, milk is shed. Cocoons are broken. Near the mouth of a forest, fields of wheat wave beneath the stars. A vision is had.
Anyone can make a murderer, but late night owls are BORN. Ben falls hard. Lives are changed over the course of a party.
Dandelions in the mouth of a toad. Ben hits the road with road comic & noted werebear Jean Michel Stane.
All by himself, Ben is having a beautiful night. But things do not stay that way.
Chronicles of Nannya is a resource podcast meant to help connect and inspire nannies from around the world. Every week we cover a new activity, issue or aspect of nannying in the hopes that you can use the information with your little ones! For more resources, visit the "Episode Resource" Page on the Chronicles of Nannya website for pictures, print outs, links and more. If you have any questions, suggestions, encouragements or stories you'd like to share, please send us an email here. Nannying is hard work, but the rewards are endless! Thank you for all your support!
Cady Leinicke is BACK and she's here to offer some alternatives to timeouts. Though discipline styles differ from nanny to nanny and even from child to child, these are some strategies to try when timeouts aren't working! Check it out! And thanks for listening!
My guest this week is dear friend and summer activity genius, Carleigh Obrochta! Carleigh spent last summer eating her way around the world with her kiddos! They would pick a different country every week and make food from that country and plan an activity from the area too! What I love about this activity is that you can tailor it to be as involved or low key as you like!
This week's episode is very special because I have the two ladies from the Practically Perfect Podcast on in a crossover extravaganza! We are discussing online nanny websites and problems with the rating system on said websites. It's a hot topic and all three of us see it slightly differently! If you haven't listened to part one of this episode, go download it by searching "Practically Perfect Podcast" wherever you get your podcasts! And thanks for listening!!!
Transitions from parent to nanny and then back again are some of the trickiest times of day! Leah Frires is back to talk us through transition times and how to make beginning and end of day smoother for all parties involved!
Bullying is a complicated and difficult topic. As nannies, we are often the first to see signs of bullying in our nanny kids and, sometimes, the first person a child tells when they are being bullied. My guest this week, Katherine Siegel, is currently directing a play (Gideon's Knot) that really digs into these issues and came on to talk about ways we, as nannies, can help set our nanny kids up to not be bullied and also not become the bully!
Photo Scavenger Hunts are one of my absolute favorite activities to do with my kiddos. They are engaged with the world around them in such a fun and intense way! And we always find new ways to look at common objects in the world. And this is an activity that can grow with kids! If you've never tried one with your nanny kids, I highly recommend it!
This week is all about moving with or for your nanny family! Andrea Murphy is an amazing guest who has moved so many times over the past 8 years! She is also recorded this episode while traveling across the country for a nanny family! Even if you're not moving with or for a nanny family, this episode has some great tips for general moving! Check it out!
This week's episode comes to you by request! A wonderful listener asked us to cover micromanaging parents and boy did Brittany Vogel deliver! Always a wonderful guest, Brittany has some wonderful ideas about how to make it work when it comes to dealing with micromanaging parents and when to walk away! If you have ever felt put under a microscope as a nanny, this episode is for you!
After spending four years in the army, Andrea Murphy knows a thing or two about discipline! Andrea stopped by Chicago on her cross country road trip and I am so glad she did! We got to sit down and talk about our personal discipline philosophies and methods of discipline that have been successful for us!
This week Kirk Osgood is back to tell us all about nannying for boys! With game ideas and methods for helping boys develop deeper emotional lives, this episode is full of wonderful advice for interacting with young men in a respectful and fun way!
Clerk & Dagger
After a chance Craigslist discovery of a paid internship, cash-strapped college-grad Samantha Newberg enters into a bizarre office space filled with absurd coworkers, blood-magic internet rituals, and a bewildering absence of rules! Can she keep it together and survive this corporate environment full of strange menial tasks and deadly secrets?!
And we're back! It's the season finale, the top of the 6th inning, and the Lizard People are up 6-5. The world order is at stake! So we have one question for you: Are you ready for some soft...ball?
It's the first part of the season finale, so get your pennants and softball caps ready! It's the Lizard People vs. the Illuminati! Who will win control of the Illuminati Office and the Earth?
The Moleman's prophecies were true! Elder Lizard Prime and her loyal lounges of lizards are drawing up battle plans and ascending from the Inner Earth in their fleet of Magmabusses to conquer the Illuminati once and for all!
Ahoy! Mystery Ken and Trouble the Cat are marooned in a pipe sticking out of the vast underground ocean, until a mysterious day care boat arrives in their time of need. Will our two lost souls become guests aboard this eerie ship, or will they join the ranks of the captive orphans?
Mazes! Minotaurs! Musicals! The unhinged, subterranean Moleman traps our small party of Illuminati coworkers with a dangerously imaginative game of his own design!
Down we go into HR Giger's dungeon to check out his expansive VHS collection for clues about the Lizard People. Perhaps our intrepid office workers will find the answers they seek in the home movies of HR's old unhinged friend - the Moleman!
Deception! Impostors! Lizard People! Turns out the new interns were scouts sent up from the Lizards in the Inner Earth to infiltrate our beloved Illuminati! Let's take them to court! Everybody, into the conference room for a quick courtroom parody sesh...
Ruh-Roh! It's a midseason finale! Jaime Buffet & his buddy Roadie stumble upon a body, Chaad & Mikey aka the Bizness Boyz are back in action to solve the crime, and secrets are revealed about the mysterious new interns!
Hank and Lloyd have a special treat for their new intern Guy Fieri! He's in for a cosmic whirlwind of flavor!
Tonight on a very special Clerk & Dagger, Satan is in disguise and on the ground floor in the newest episode of the hit reality TV show Incognito CEO! Will the workers at the Illuminati figure out it's him? Will Satan learn a valuable lesson about life as a low-level employee? What cool gifts will Satan dish out at the end? Find out tonight on Incognito CEO!
It's Clawsday in the depths of the Inner Earth, so you know what that means! Let's all go to the Human Zoo! Yes, it's the perfect day for all the lizard boys and girls to listen in on the human specimens go about their business in their natural sitcom habitats. Be sure to pay a visit to one of the newest captives known as…Mystery Ken.
Sam and Jimothy meet this mysterious new batch of interns and divvy them out to train under other coworkers. Keep an eye out on these fresh new faces!
No one escapes the office of the Illuminati! Clerk & Dagger returns to find Samantha Newberg settled into her well-earned role of "All-Star Intern" and overseeing a company carnival and picnic jamboree. Everything is going well until Hank & Lloyd invent new foodstuffs, four new interns mysteriously arrive, and Tammy's strange secret is revealed!
In this second and final part of the season finale, Sam goes to the depths of bathrooms to find a mystical object long thought to be non-existent and quite possibly the only object that could stop Mystery Ken's evil plan -- The Rule Book!
Sam awakens from the Dream Machine into a world of Casual Friday - a world of shorts, lime-a-ritas, and some jams! How is Sam going to get through the first part of this super-casual Clerk & Dagger Finale?
While locked and knocked out within the Dream Machine, Sam appears inside HR Giger's weird dream. She must find her way out with the help of Lil Dream Giger to investigate Mystery Ken's mysterious plan.
Sam is distracted from her task of gathering signatures to follow a mysterious sound. What secrets will she uncover? What lives in the foul depths of the office park?
Chaad and Mikey take it over and go through the office to solve a mystery in their own kickass way! Y'all ready for this?!
Gary quests for an outlet for the scavenger hunt to win Gail's affection, customer service gals Sallie Mae and Chevrolette hang out in the breakroom and take everybody down a peg, and Sam returns from the Cryptozoo!
After waking up from a long nap/sedation, Sam is placed in a room to watch an old copy of "New Employee Safety and Training" video.
Tammy's favorite day of the week has finally arrived: Monday! In order to keep the internet on, she must lead the weekly ritualistic bloodletting and lasagna potluck to appease the Wise One.
Everybody's gotta go to the bathroom sometime during the workday! While you're in there, chat it up with everyone's favorite Bathroom Priest! You don't have much of a choice, he's always there for you! Samantha confesses her progress to the Bathroom Priest, and the mysterious evil mastermind truly behind the petition for Casual Friday emerges...
Gary hasn't made a single phone call in customer service for years because of his D20-based contract. He's been on an incredible three-year luck streak! He spends most of his lonely days in his head as his heroic, high-fantasy self. However on this day of all days - Gambling Day - his luck is about to change!
After getting a secret mission from the Bathroom Priest, Sam's new job is to go around the office to get a mysterious petition signed. Her first stop: The Department of Synergy, which just barely contains the very energized, buzzword-inventing Hank and Lloyd!
Uh oh! Looks like Samantha's actions landed her into the biomechanical lair of Human Resources, which is managed by none other than HR Giger!
Samantha Newberg starts a strange new job she found on Craigslist and meets her absurd coworkers.
Come on in and sit for a while, and hear the tale of four bold adventurers on Desks & Dayjobs, a Dungeons & Dragons podcast set in the real, boring world! Based on the characters and classes from the fifth edition of the classic game, Desks & Dayjobs takes all that cool fantasy stuff and translates it to the mundane world of office life. Tune in to hear the adventures of Brube Camry the accountant (Dwarf Rogue), Hobe Shadetree the HR representative (Halfling Druid), Orlando Jordan the middle manager (Tiefling Barbarian), and Stuart Beacon the IT guy (Half-Elf Wizard).
Will our heroes be able to overcome the awkwardness of office social interactions? Will they be able to solve the puzzles of malfunctioning office equipment? Will they defeat the final, literal boss?
What is Maxwell up to in the bathroom? Is he scheming more ways to interrogate our heroes, or is there something more sinister afoot? It’s up to The Bulldogs to save the day/make a commotion in the kitchen…godspeed you glorious, pasta-eating idiots!
It’s lunchtime for The Bulldogs! Or is it TRAPTIME? As our adventurers set out with Maxwell for their fancy Italian victory meal, they struggle to keep up and keep Maxwell from learning about the copywriters’ secret meeting. Will they roll some twentos? Or will we all be tweeting #AreTheyOk, #No?
Important news alert: Our heroes have finally discovered their fun group name. Listen to this episode to hear the complete non-sequitur that inspired them, and also what happens when the team faces a slow day at the office. Will they spend their entire day bugging a fun co-worker, or will they decide to cash in a free lunch from an old foe?
The gang is back! After being ambushed by Tracy in the last episode, Stuart is in a tight spot, and the only one who can save him is Orlando. Will he be able to snap him out of his tech-induced fugue state? Or will one our heroes get fired before they come up with a great team name?
Our heroes find themselves on another floor of NPC Inc, on the hunt for whoever is behind the copier crimes on their floor. Will they be able to find the info they need? Or will they have to kidnap someone? Boy, I really hope they don’t kidnap anyone, they just got done making friends with those dog-cops.
The gang (nickname pending) is at it again, sent on their most dangerous quest yet: to make and hang up a sign in the copier room. Will they find out who is using all the paper? Will they be drawn further into the copy writers' plot to unionize? Will Maxwell betray them, or will a sweet, sweet spaghetti lunch await them at the end of their journey? Oh, the intrigue!
It's time for a new season of Desks & Dayjobs! In this episode, veteran office goof-ups Hobe and Stuart meet their new co-workers Brube and Orlando and take them on a mighty quest...to learn how to use some of the office equipment. Will they be able to complete this simple task? Or will they have to beat up on a machine?
Join Jesse and Richard in an all-new Fuzzy People with guest Tiffany Keane, Artistic Director & Founder of Otherworld Theatre!
Join Fuzzy People as we greet the great Dylan Nelson, Co-Founder of the Few Brews Beer Club in Chicago, as we discuss college nostalgia, books, brews, and misadventures!
Join Jesse, Richard, and Tony as they interview comedian Nick Martin and talk about baby bins, the new interview space, zines, The Thread, and let's give a shout out to shout outs and more shout outs!
Welcome to J-Train, the improvisational ramblings of the human mind. Hosted by Jake Dewar and featuring a special guest, this show embraces the weird and takes you on a journey no one understands but will find meaning to it if they’re lucky.
Wall mounting has a double meaning. Bathroom troubles and experimental cats. Join the church of Tito. Boy bands are awkward. Trading is risky and Jesus is a product.
Mermaid music. Wake up! Have a drink. People are fake. Drugs and llamas. Fangirls don’t act their age. News is sad. Bob is everyone. Squirrels are thieves.
Mountains are high. Please interrupt. Bottom nethers. Corn is half off. Beware toaster strudels. Cars go fast. Hope don’t float. Dogs transform. Enjoy the rocket ride. Bombs and Triscuits.
Scooters are bikes. Weather is a metaphor. Hi. Kids should read. Trees may exist. Slugs need holders. Crotch shots can be tasteful. Making funny noises helps.
Butter it up. Relax. Jake’s hair is a nest. Monkeys eat bananas. We got Alzheimer’s. Dan forgot to start. We drop everything. Circuses are weird.
We’re living in the Matrix. Dancing is life. Sand is infected. Bulls need their eyes. Demons are taking over. People can be T-rexes. We like women and poodles. Aliens founded Europe.
We might be happy. What’s wrong with Betty Grable? Don’t do things you shouldn’t. Made up words. Outdated election references. I’m far away. Life choices are yours to make.
The news is new. Volleyballs hit people’s heads. We can hear our thoughts. The radio is known for sex. Sometimes you lose. Cheeses and Creamsicles. Gloves cover hands. Cats or dogs?
People have multiple people inside of them. Voles talk badly. Sports are games that people play competitively. Franklin plays music. Demons are bad at dating. Men of tin are tinny.
Three dumb idiots talk about the biggest lizard idiot who shoots dumb radiation out of his dum dum face
Luke Evans Flip, Martin Felshman, and Brandon Kirkman (the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys themselves) are joined by local Chicago comedian Jonathan Shannon to talk Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. This is Godzilla's first battle against King Ghidorah but more importantly this is the first appearance of Japanese Larry, one of the greatest characters to ever be conceived.
The Kaiju bad boys Brandon Kirkman, Martin Felshman and Luke Evans Flip are back at it again. This time they're here to talk "Mothra Vs. Godzilla", a Godzilla movie classic from 1964 that is starting to dive deep into the well of madness. This episode also introduces "MothRuPaul's Drag Race", a hearty staple of the Podzooky podcast.
The Three headed monster that is Brandon Kirkman, Martin Felshman and Luke Evans Flip discuss the big monster punching monster movie that is Godzilla Vs. King Kong. It is fantastic in every way we wanted and we introduce the legendary game "Licking a 9-volt" with a lot of slap bass. Deborah!
Brandon Kirkman and Martin Felshman welcome their guest, Chicago Comedian Luke Evans Flip, to watch and review the second Godzilla movie: Godzilla Raids Again. Martin and Brandon introduce the game Kaiju not Kaiju and decide that Clifford the Big Red Dog is not a Kaiju. Luke does such a great job as a guest that Brandon and Martin decide to add him as a third host at the end of the episode!
Brandon Kirkman and Martin Felshman kick off the podcast by watching the movie that started it all: Godzilla! You can listen to all the ground work of this podcast being laid out as well as a mysterious tambourine guest starring as a sound in the background now and then.
so Far So Fresh
Each week Ralph LaGuerre invites creative artists to his Chicago apartment, They eat the freshest chicken sandwiches and talk about an intriguing and entertaining range of topics.
YOOO we got Comedian great Azhar Usman. He is full of knowledge about comedy and Life. This is one Golden Episode, that will inspire you as an artist and a human on Earth.
Co-Host of Dope Meets Fresh show Tommy Karner stops by and shows why Dope is necessary in Life and how sometimes too much dope can be a Problem. We cover inner and outside demons in this episode. I got a glimpse of what goes on in the Mind of an Irish Lion.
Chicago artist Mike Reza stops by the new MTF studio to about his musical journey and his process. He also explains his history with drag shows and what exactly is a C.U.N.T. Find his music on Superkingreza.com or on Soundcloud.com/TheycallmeReza
I don't post pictures online unless the photos were taken by our guest Forestt LaFarve. This guy is the official photograher of the Chicago comedy scene and is also an artist in every sense of the meaning , we talk about all the projects he is working on including a webseries.
Check it out here: youtu.be/6y-vUf8ov-o
ak Ap Fet! Plus Pierre is in the MTF Studio and talks about his team Haitian American Productions and there sold out tours. He talks about his experience with Kevin Hart and lessons he learned. WE also have a fake Haitian Draft on this episode.
You got to have vision in order to execute. My guest Isabeau Dornevil knows all about executing to the T, Whether it's traveling to film festivals to promote her own movie "Autumn Daze" or staying in Chicago to help produce BAPS, she is a force to be felt. She meditates to the Music of Future and did I mention she was Haitian!! Hands down a great episode!
It takes a team to make in order for anything to be successful at any level. My guest Connor King and I discuss how The Chill as Fuck Show came to be. We touch on his extensive music knowledge and his love Stevie Wonder's music, being raised in West Philly, and we talk Knicks vs. Oakley and the upcoming Oscars.
Bruh! Bruh! We got Chicago's Favorite Comedian Mike Robinson (MLK's of Comedy) in the Studio. We talk about putting up homies on stage, comparing American education system to foreign education, how he got roasted by Donnell Rawlings, and the best way to break up someone.
It's time to bring the classic Boy Bands back, man. I'm on that New Edition vibe and James Fisher Jr (Laugh Factory's WTHipnonics) is a one man band. He's a Break dancer/Singer/Stand-up Comedian hailing from Kentucky and brought a lot laughs in the MTF studio.
Yo we have Le Aboav in the Studio and our discussion ranges from inequality within groups, Burlesque, being a sign interpreter, comedy, and dance. We both had Veggie Melt sandwiches from Emerald City Coffee.
Multi-Talented performer Dylan Carey comes to the MTF Studio and kept me intrigued. We talk about what it takes to be a triple threat, casting/acting, his start with vocal looping, and his love for nature, and of course the Roost. Cool Vibes all around to the point where singing and beat boxing took place. Enjoy!
So Far So Fresh is BACK! We have the multi-faceted entertainer Brandon Markell Holmes at the Freshness Studio and we discuss current music, how he creates his art, political views coming from a creative point of view. Of course we got the Roost. Enjoy the vibes!
Fire Spinning Sonal Aggarwal comes into the Freshness Studio and we talk about her rise in the comedy scene and her adventurous life around the world and the Post-Slave Traumatic Syndrome.
Storyteller Elizabeth Cambridge stops by the Freshness Studio and we have talk topics that touched the surface and a conversation that tapped the shallow depths of my brain and soul. Enjoy this one!
My friend Tyler Clifford and his girlfriend Amanda come into the Freshness Studio. Tyler and I did comedy in New York and South Florida together. Now he travels our Great Country in an RV along with Amanda who is a Fashion Designer. Great talk - listen and vibe.
Fellow Haitian-American Comic Paul Julmeus comes into the Freshness Studio and we talk about South Florida comedy scene, we talk Chicago, and his big move to NY from Miami. and of course Haitian Dads. Tune in and Vibe!
Kory Smith and Ron Ervin come thru and talk shop about the Future. Comedy and Music and how it has to evolve with this new digital age. The in and outs of great shows and theaters in Chicago.
Creators of Machine Culture is in the Freshness Studio. It was a very entertaining episode. Richard, Kelly, Jesse brought beer, I got the Sandwiches brought along my friend Natalie and it off into learning the history and journey of their unique podcast network. Creative energy was definitely flowing in the Room.
Spoken Word Activist Ariel Atkins and Comedian Miles Hendrix came into the Freshness Studio. We start off with a Bang and ends with a Bang. Philosophy, Is there hope for this country, Black Panthers, Fred Hampton, books we need to read, activism.
Bill Beteet and Brendan Gay (Brendan Being Brendan Podcast) come to the Freshness Studio and we discuss being a comedian in the open mic scene in Chicago. Also, what will comedians do in the post-apocalyptic world for work. meditation method, casual DMT stories, and using the hard "-ER" at the end of everyone's favorite word.
Working actors and members of the MLK's of Comedy Joel Boyd and Denny Love stop by the Freshness Studio and we have Roost Sandwiches and we talk acting, performing, and the perks of being on stage. The responsibility of a Black entertainer in this crazy world. First guests to ever bring Ranch Dressing to the show. Listen in and Viiibe!
This week I have the very entertaining performer Natalie Carneal (Chill as Fuck Show) and South Floridan Comic Soo Ra Ra come into the the Freshness Studio and talk over Roost Chicken Sandwiches and Mimosas. Convo includes dancing in clubs, our love for Robin Williams, and being an artist.
This week we have Adam Kwaselow (What The Hipnonics: The Game Show) and Johnathan Giles (Crash Course) both coming into the studio with talk about Christian Comedy and Music. We talk about Black People taking over Hockey, how we are a Hip Hop Culture, and Game of thrones. Of course we got chicken sandwiches and genius-infused donuts. Yah it was good week!
Good Ol' Boys Zac Hobbert and Will Stagg stop by the Studio and we talk Comedy, Chicken, Guns, and how to maneuver in life as a character on and off stage. These comedians are fresh off tour and talk about their best nights. Special Chicken Biscuit Alert! Yah yah!
Yo, this week in the Studio we have Adrienne Brandyburg (Host of "Dude That's Not What I Meant" Podcast) and Jillian Ebanks (Second City). This is the episode where I realized maybe Beyonce is a god for real for real. Click listen and enjoy!
Comedians Aaron McDavis and MLKs of Comedy's Ty Riggs come into the Studio and these two roll in different circles, but on this podcast they were exactly the same. We talk about Soulja Boy's old beef, History of Malcolm X and Chaka Zulu, and love for anime and the 90's.
Tune in and Vibe!
Comedians Jarrell Scott Barnes (MLKs of Comedy), Tristan A. Smith, and Chris Higgins join me in the Studio for the realest conversation So Far So Fresh has ever experienced. Brotherhood and Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect combo!
Steve Gerard and Ben Banach make me laugh hard every time they hit the stage. Their acts are like no other. I talk to them about creativity, living life as grown-ass kids, man. No regrets with them, just great performances. Tune in and Viiiiibe!
Max Walter, Connor King, and I talk about how we didn't get into a baseball game. A quick little episode but packed with goodness!
I sit down with the Improv/Sketch Group "Catholic Guilt" and they discuss their new sketch show "Inner Thoughts" at the iO Theater in Chicago. We talk about compensating artist to pre-show poops. Of course we kept it fresh with Chicken Sandwiches and Champagne.
We Book Celebrities
Danny Schill and Dan Muller love interviewing celebrities. Celebrities like Tonya Harding, Ted Nugent and other, less crazy, famous people. They like to ask probing questions to these celebrities. Problem is, they're terrible at booking them. It's We Book Celebrities.