Ep. 35:  Elna Baker, Bobby Tisdale, Andy Beckerman, Naomi Ekperigin, and Ben Lerman

Special guest co-host and former Ep. 6 WDEK guest, Katina Corrao is filling in for Christian Felix this episode.  He gave his blessings and boy were we blessed.  Katina  and Shonali talk weight loss and men who are disgusting to women during the summer months.  Our first guest, Elna "Not Another Story" Baker (This American Life, The Moth) candidly shares her story about being naked in front of a bunch of "yoga L.A." strangers.  Elna was a Mormon.  Do you know about her relationship with coffee?  Our surprise guest comedian Bobby Tisdale is a legend for many reasons.  We never see him anymore because he moved upstate to the Catskills.  We talk fart sounds, baby girls, living upstate and BlackPeopleLoveUs.com.  Our third guest segment includes two guests who are not only comedians and writers but also and an engaged IRC (interacial couple), Andy Beckerman and Naomi Ekperigin. We talk courtship, milkshakes, handholding and making a relationship work when there are two creatives involved.  Shonali takes notes. Our musical comedy guest is Ben Lerman, who is also engaged and planning a wedding in Mexico.  He knows Elna well via her stories on This American Life.  We talk wedding invitee etiquette.  We meet audience member Sergei from Salt Lake City, Utah who happens to be sitting beside Elna, the former Mormon.   Ben sings a song about Wedding Planners Murder and another about Lazy Eyes.  This show was recorded in the back room of HiFi in the East Village.  Thanks to Stephen Kurpis for sound, Justin Hall our intern, and Daria Huxley our photographer!

Direct download: WDEK_Ep_35.m4a
Category:general, comedy, good+times -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT



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