Oct 31, 2016
Comedian Nimesh Patel fills and special guest co-host for our spooky October 2016 edition of We Don't Even Know. How Indian do you believe Shonali and Nimesh are? They wonder if anyone really cares. Their first guest is comedian, actor, writer and teacher Jeffrey Joseph. What does he not do? We find out why he left a successful career in comedy to destress himself for ten years and what made him come back. Besides performing standup regularly, he teaches playwriting to youth and knows qi gong, a Chinese energy cultivation exercise. He also went to India before Nimesh ever did. What does that say about Nimesh? Shonali and Jeffrey are chicken pox nose scar twins. Shonali has some frightening news for you. Sorry to bum you out. Our second guest is Amanda Duarte, a writer, performer, comedian and is responsible (along with her new friend - NYTimes writer, Jessica Bennet who created the art) for starting the viral sensation #PussyGrabsBack. Sales proceeds of her PGB shirts on spreadshirt.com go to the Rape and Incest Network. Amanda is not scared of ghosts, but she does share what she is scared of. Go see her monthly show Dead Darlings at Judson Memorial Church. Today's #GetItOffYourChest guest is former WDEK episode 13 guest and Shonali's former personal trainer, Reno Villacis. Here from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, our special musical guest is a musician, painter and writer named Tyson Meade. Tyson and Shonali have infectious laughs that could get on Nimesh' nerves. Tyson has a similar story to Jeffrey Joseph's, in that he quit music for 10 years and has recently rediscovered himself as a musician. In his early years as a musician, he influenced artists like Kurt Cobain, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips and Billy Corgan. In between those years and now, Meade ran a boarding school in China and taught electricians to learn English in Saudi Arabia. He rediscovered music while helping a prodigal violin player student in China. The end result is a new solo album to be released by him in February, and one released last year titled "Tomorrow In Progress." Enjoy him hear singing "Tiniest of Guys" and "She's Gone Mad." Enjoy and next month Christian will return for our November episode.