Beginnings

Oh yeah! This week's episode was taped live on June 29th at the 16th annual Del Close Marathon, and what a blast it was. After sprinting a bunch of avenue blocks (because the trains were messed up) to get to UCB East on time, I was frazzled and dripping sweat, but my physical grossness did not stop Megan Neuringer and Phil Jackson from being awesome guests. By way of bios, Megan is a stand-up and house performer at UCB, who you've seen on shows like Best Week Ever and @Midnight, and Phil is a performer and currently a writer on Comedy Central's Key and Peele.

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On today's show I talk to musician Peter Matthew Bauer. Partly raised on ashrams in India and the Catskills, Peter mostly grew up in Washington DC. It was there he met his future bandmates in The Walkmen, and he even had a high school band with lead singer Hamilton Leithauser. From 1996 to 1999, Peter and Hamilton played in The Recoys together, and in 2000, The Walkmen formed from the ashes of The Recoys and Jonathan Fire*Eater. After putting out seven albums, the band is currently on an "extended hiatus". This gave Peter the opportunity to record his own album - Liberation! - and tour behind it. I really love it, and it's available now!

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On today's show, I talk to comedian Jason Nash. Jason is an actor and stand-up based in Los Angeles, and has appeared on everything from Last Comic Standing to House to Reno 911!. He co-hosted the long-running podcast Guys With Feelings, and has created webseries for GQ and Comedy Central. In fact, his latest project is a feature-length film through Comedy Central called Jason Nash Is Married, which is based on his popular webseries, and features pretty much every comedian you can name. It's great, and you can get it on iTunes now!

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On today's show I talk to Emmy-nominated TV writer Anthony King. Originally from North Carolina, Anthony started out his professional career in New York at UCB, and within a few years of being at the theater, became the artistic director, a post he held for many years. While at UCB, he co-wrote Gutenberg! The Musical!, which ran there for a year and then off-Broadway. In 2011, Anthony moved to LA and since then has written for a number of shows including NBC's BFF and USA's Playing House. Most recently, he wrote for the second season of Broad City, which will air in January of 2015.

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On today's show, I talk to husband and wife writers Harry Mathews and Marie Chaix. Harry Mathews is a writer and poet originally from New York. After a tour in the Navy in 1949, he eloped with a French artist and eventually moved to Europe. There he co-founded the influential literary journal Locus Solus and became the first American member of theFrench writing group OULIPO. Harry is the author of numerous novels including Tlooth, The Conversions and My Life in CIA, and he is also a translator of many people, including his wife Marie Chaix's novels. Marie was born in 1942 in France in the midst of WWII. After her father died, she found out he had been a Nazi collaborator during the war, and his diaries inspired her first book The Laurels of Lake Constance in 1974, and since then, she has penned eight other books. Much of Harry and Marie's work can be found through the Dalkey Archive, one of the best publishers of contemporary fiction.

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