Dec 27, 2012
On today's show we talk to New York-based writer and performer
Elna Baker. Raised
internationally, Elna moved to New York to study performance at NYU
and soon became enmeshed in the stand-up and improv scene. Since
then, she's co-founded the variety show The Talent Show
and become a sought-after storyteller, contributing to places like
This American Life. Her first book, The New York
Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, which chronicles her
dating life as a Mormon in New York City, was published in
A few weeks ago, Elna came over to the Wrestling Team apartment to discuss her painful childhood shyness, faith and creativity, and her father's meat-cleaver wielding attacker.
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