Ep. 48:  John Roberts Jr. & Eleanor Friedberger - Nov. 29, 2016

It's a rainy night in NYC, only a few weeks after the election and our mood has taken a turn for the "what the hell happened?"  Christian does in fact return to the show after a two month absence.  He brings us stories regarding cologne and Shonali shares her important scientific findings as to why the election turned out the way it did.  Christian and Shonali been longtime fans of both of our Ep. 49 guests! Our first guest is comedian, John Roberts Jr. who is gay (don't worry - he's out) and an Emmy nominated voice actor for the character Linda Belcher on the show "Bob's Burgers." But before that, did you see him on YouTube in one of our all time favorite videos The Christmas Tree. We are so happy John is back from the West Coast where he smoked too much pot and now resides only an hour away from NYC with his two cute dogs, Yoko and Iggy. He's also back to cooking at home with his mom. Love ya for it John! As we head towards our 50th episode in February and our upcoming WDEK All Day Fest on February 18th, we are looking towards sharing more with you about a youth homeless shelter called The Covenant House. Listen to Alan Weinroth explain in more detail what this organization does for kids in need. Shonali sings the Neil Young song, "Don't Let It Bring You Down" and she screws up the lyrics a little. Audience member Anthony Cangelosi joins us on stage for #GetItOffYourChest.  We are currently searching for therapy for him. Our final guest is musician Eleanor Friedberger (solo performer, member of Fiery Furnaces, & Shonali's fashion icon.) Her hair is the best! She has been on tour for the past year in support of her latest album "New View" - including playing in Tel Aviv on our election day and Rome the day after. Shonali insists it takes a lot of work to be the leader of a touring band.  Fortunately Eleanor now has her own room when she tours. We are excited to hear Eleanor play "Your Word" and "Sweetest Girl" for us.  Til we meet again - next show is January 3rd, 2017 at HiFiNYC. 

Direct download: WDEK_Ep._49_Chapters.mp3
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