Episode 12: Hadiyah Robinson - March 17, 2013

Top O' the Mornin' To Ya!  I've always wanted to type that! Lucky for us, WDEK was recorded live on St. Patrick's Day, and Irish Christian Felix made us some tasty Guinness Chocolate pudding to enjoy during the show.   Our special guest was comedienne, former MTV employee and all around awesome lady, Hadiyah Robinson.  She claims she is Irish too.  We are all frightened of bed bugs and roaches. Have you been to John Early's Showgasm?  It is frighteningly wonderful. There are a number of ways to burn off your hair.  Men, we've said it before, please don't groom yourself too much or too little.  Easy enought, right?  Hadiyah does not like male back hair.  Shonali does not like ear hair.  Christian tells Shonali to embrace her baby moustache.  Do you have a kickstarter campaign? Justin was part of a terrible Kickstarter campaign. If you have one, let us know and we will post the link on to our FB page please.  We just may donate to it.  We'll have to think about it. Hadiyah is from Michigan. She performs stand up all around the city and on tv.  Please check out Hadiyah's 365 Days for Oprah here.  Crazy coincidence that Hadiyah is featured in the April issue of O Magazine, which drops on March 19th, her birthday.  Today!  There is a Brooklyn expermental jazz electronic duo called Live Footage.  Their tune Nomadic Ant ends the show.  Alright ya'll, we hope you enjoy. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

Episode 11: Marcellus Hall - March 1, 2013

Well, well, well, if it hasn't been over a month since our last show.  Shonali took off to India with her parents for an entire month.  Christian has been working out at the gym.  Needless to say, we are happy to be back with our very first WDEK illustrator/musical guest,  Marcellus Hall. Shonali shares India traveling tips such as taking your Cipro, drinking bottled water, and making friends with mosquitos.  Christian has great disdain for subway aromas and drunk passengers on planes.  Is alcohol a truth serum, that is the question? Marcellus knows a crazy friend who uses unusual expletives when he is intoxicated. Christian challenges Shonali's goat meat appreciation.  Have you heard of the Harlem Shake? Marcellus Hall, an illustrator for The New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, children's books, and his parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary invitation has an awesome website.  His music, writings, and artwork are featured there.  Shonali has been a fan of his for a very long time. Marcellus was the leader of Railroad Jerk, White Hassle and currently is the leader of Marcellus Hall and the Hostages.  He is preparing to do a kickstarter campaign for a new release.  WDEK was lucky enough to have Marcellus perform two songs live in the studio, He's No Longer With Us and Soulmate.  Hey, did you catch that surprise last tune, a salute to WDEK's Shonali and Christian?  Marcellus named the area in Manhattan in which he lives Tribedel.  He will be famous for that. 

Direct download: Marcellus_Hall_Ep._11.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT

Episode 10:  Jason (JJ) Sosnowski - January 5, 2013

Happy New Year WDEK Listeners! We assume that each and every one of you have a fantastical holiday story to share with us because we have so many to share with you.  Christian got to meet Thumper and Bumper.  Shonali sits in the back of the plane. Christian's uncle is concerned about his finances.  Shonali's five year old niece taunts her.  We are in a new studio, Christian's apartment in Park Slope.  JJ Sosnowski, professional dancer, educator, yoga teacher joins us as our first guest of 2013.  Shonali makes an OD to DD conversion of her niece.   JJ spent his holidays in the Northlands.  Terms to be banished for 2013. Christian does not like "bucket list" among many others.  Don't fall off the (fill in the blank) cliff!  Justin has an opinion about "super foods." Shonali is obsessed with Christian's passion.  JJ fills in Shonali's blanks..."pundit" and "frame." JJ is now a dance teacher in the NY Public Schools.  JJ has been performing as a dancer since he was a little kid.  There are two sides to Christian.  All kids need attention.  JJ shares a sweet story about working with kids.  WDEK introduces a new term for 2013, "mist spitting."  JJ fills out an incident report on a kindergartner.  Kids say the darndest things.  Yoga is about meditation, practice and not a substitution for a workout.  Local Natives have a new album coming out January 28th.  Listen to their song Heavy Feet now.

Direct download: Episode_10_JJ_Sosnowski.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

Episode 9:  Terri Girvin - December 12, 2012

Happy Holidays! We are smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  We have already attended enough holiday parties and dinners so that we are going to detox before Christmas even arrives.  Okay, that's not true, but we wish we had the willpower to do that.  In preparation for a special holiday party, Shonali blow dried her hair way too straight for comfort.  Christian worked in LA and was given some Man-Up cream. We use the word "girth" alot in the WDEK studios but this time we've added the words "man boobs" to our repertoire. Our special guest this episode is the multitalented Terri Girvin (comedienne, actress, writer, bartender).  Terri and Christian became friends while working at a non-profit organization as performers who created and performed for children in hopitals and care facilities across New York. The work is intense and inspiring. Terri took two years off from her artistic life and enjoyed living a life with more ease.  She is now back to performing and created and starred in her own one-woman show called Last Call with over 700 sound cues.  Being a good bartender is being a good multi-tasker.   Find out how to get good service from a bartender.  Waving money in front of a bartender is never a good idea.  Learn what word Christian refuses to hear from a bartender even if that bartender offers him a free shot of Jameson.   The phrase "will turn from Urkel to Mr. T" were used in this episdoe.  Yeah, guess who said that?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

Episode 8:  Mickey Rapkin - November 20, 2012

Episode 8 is the first WDEK episode to be taped post Super Storm (was not classified as a hurricane when it hit us) Sandy and the 2012 Presidential Election.  Shonali has power, heat but still no internet.  Christian has nothing to complain about but for the noise of sirens the day the storm hit, yeah, seriously.  Shonali was a poll watcher in Philly.  Christian causes a commotion on a flight on election day.   Shonali saw Madonna live for the very first time.  Special guest Mickey Rapkin  joins us in the WDEK studio (Shonali's dining room).  Mickey has seen Madonna live before only tickets were much more inexpensive then.  Everyone loves Elmo, don't they?  Christian has a new nickname for Elmo.  Author Mickey Rapkin tells us about his days as an acapella singing group member. The movie Pitch Perfect (currently in theaters - written by the fantastic Kay Cannon and starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Adam Devine) is based on Mickey's book Pitch Perfect.  How do you write a book?  Mickey has written two.  His latest is titled Theater Geek.  Pitch Perfect's Riff Off made Shonali's Sandy blues disappear.   What are your Thanksgiving rituals?  Saying thanks?  Movies?  Commemorating the first Thanksgiving? Eating in front of the television?  Christian thinks Daniel Day Lewis is Lincoln.  Shonali loves that Anthony Hopkins is opinionated.  Mickey saw Life of Pi.  More Indians in Hollywood.  Mickey interviewed Neil Young TWICE! Mickey is a GQ Docker's Man of Style and Christian has cool new glasses, so there's that.  Happy Holidays from the WDEK crew.  We are thankful for you, our listeners.  The Vince Gauraldi Trio takes us out with Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. 

Direct download: Ep._8_Mickey_Rapkin.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26am EDT

Episode 7:  Ghost Stories w Magnum PI and Bagelgher - October 28, 2012

We apologize for being out of touch last month, but we promise that this episode of WDEK will prove to have been worth your wait. Episode 7 is a super special edition of WDEK. We taped the show outside in front of a live audience on the eve of Hurricane Sandy, a few days before Halloween on the Brooklyn deck of our good friend Stephen Vesecky. Stephen shared a Johann Wolfgang von Goethe scary story while ominous sounds of the city howl behind him, literally.  Our special guests were the sexy Magnum PI and the one and only Bagelgher.   Listening to their tales of fright and horror will make you shake and shiver.  Christian finished up his run of shows for the play, Blacken the Bubble.  Shonali's gym teacher needs advice about flights to Siberia.  Have you heard Hot Cheetos and Takis?  Shonali would like to touch Magnum's stache.  Christian doesn't like being called a little girl.  The Bagelgher doesn't like rap videos.   Must see visuals are attached: Bagelgher's Bagelmatic and Bagel Gun.  We were quite out of control and feel lucky to have enjoyed such a wonderful afternoon on what would be the eve of a devastating hurricane that ripped apart our city.  For those of you that are still affected by Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts are with you and we hope that those of you that can help, contribute time and/or money to the relief efforts going on throughout our city.  Special thanks goes to Tory Harris, Matt Carlin, Justin Joseph Hall, Ricardo Rosario and our live audience.  Ya'll are the best!

Direct download: Ep._7_We_Dont_Even_Know_Ghost_Stories.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

Episode 6:  Katina Corrao - September 25, 2012

Happy Fall!  For all you busy people out there, we shortened the show - so downloading won't be such a pain.  Fall has begun.  What's wrong with saying "Happy Fall"people?  Weddings with comedians.  Christian and his white button down. Psy is chubby, 34, a pop sensation and fabulous.  Our wonderful guest is the lovely Katina Corrao.   She is a standup, actress and comedy writer who just finished her first season writing for the Newlywed Game Show and is the star of Dance School and Separate Checks (check them out on YouTube).  Why don't we know anyone that makes sex tapes outside of Christian's barber?  Tony Danza is the Boss!  New song by Prince Rupert's Drops - their newest release will be out in November!  

Direct download: Ep._6_Katina_Corrao.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

Episode 5:  Charles Scott - September 7, 2012

Shonali went to the US Open and Christian booked a lead role in a new play.  Don't mess with the Bathroom Police.  Why do people break lines? The summer has ended and Lupe Fiasco is going to retire.  Our special guest Charles Scott is the quintessential endurance athlete, writer, family adventurer - only because we know noone else with all those titles.  Charles just ran his 6th Iron Man in which he guided a 69 year old blind competitor.  Here are some questions we had for Charles:  Why run a 14th marathon, what's wrong with 4 or 5? Why cycle across the entire country of Japan, over 2500 miles in 67 days with an 8 year old?  Why leave a 14 year career at Intel Capital and decide to write your first book?  Are you crazy?  Some people use swords as everyday weapons.  Charles is worried about Christian and Shonali's relationship.  Is it time for you to make that change? Charles punched a tree.  Charles is a truly inspiring character.  Catpower's newest release is out.  

Direct download: Ep._5_Charles_Scott_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Episode 4: Kenny Lienhardt - August 25, 2012

It's our intention here at We Don't Even Know to host a diverse lineup of fabulous guests whose voices you may have never heard before.  This week I believe we nailed it.  We are happy to share with you, Kenny Lienhardt, the hilarious and legendary soundman of the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.   Discussions include Shonali's bed head bias, Christian's non chubby armpits,  forcible shearing, Justin Joseph Hall's vid Pudding Bet, Kenny's Les Paul turtlenecks, PATH train stands for, inoffensive vomiting,  Liz Phair's lingerie, Kenny's fishing show, and for the first time you will hear all about his Mayoral platform (yes we are forcing Kenny to run for mayor)! Also make sure you hear which artists are the worst humans Kenny's worked with. He's worked with everyone. Lastly we'll outro with Kenny's thrash metal band Black Virgin.  Apologies to you for all the laughter.  We couldn't stop.  We'll be more serious another time.  

Direct download: Ep._4_We_Dont_Even_Know_Final.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

Episode 3:  John Early - August 14, 2012

In this week's episode of We Don't Even Know, Shonali and Christian are joined by the hilarious John Early whom they recently saw starring in the Witchelor live (here's the trailer on Youtube). They discuss everything from male manicured hair, Neil Young at Red Rocks, guilty pleasures while working out, topless in NYC, being chubby, the Witchelor, Toni Collette, air guitaring poorly, Mike Tyson on Broadway, making out lots, and a new song by K. Michelle DuBois.  

Direct download: Ep._3_Final_We_Dont_Even_Know.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am EDT



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