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Here we go. And scroll all the way down for some fun and relieving facts.*
My Live Show in front of an audience
Wednesday January 6 at 8pm
at 388 Atlantic Ave
As you may know, I started hosting The Katie Halper Show on WBAI Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm, with co-host Gabe Pacheco and engineer Reggie Johnson.
Now, we’re bringing you a monthly, live-in-front-of-an audience version the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm.
Through interviews, ice breakers, and games, “The Katie Halper Show (& Tell) Live,” you’ll learn things you never knew about our special guests, who will be journalists, comedians, writers, musicians, filmmakers and more.
This week’s guest is Jay Smooth
, the founder and host of New York City’s longest running hip-hop radio program, “The Underground Railroad,” (WBAI), which he started as a teenager in 1991. Called “genius” by Rachel Maddow and “the hardest blogging man in hiphop” by Wired Magazine, Jay Smooth reflects on politics, pop culture, race and music though his ill Doctrine
videos, which attract millions of viewers. Jay has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, and TEDx.
I realize this is late notice. I hope to see you there in person but on the off chance that you can’t plan to attend an event being held tomorrow, you can watch the show remotely on livestream.
My Radio Show: Dar Williams, Sarah Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Eric Garner’s mother, Bill Cosby & more.
We’re having a great time at The Katie Halper Show, and, according to feedback and Itunes ratings, so are our listeners (Sorry for the humble brag, or maybe just brag, brag.)
Make sure you tune in for these episodes! You can listen live on 99.5FM, or the WBAI site. every Wednesday at 6pm.
This week, before our live audience show, we will be talking to comedians Rae Sanni and Tarik Daniels about Bill Cosby.
And listen to our past episodes on Itunes
like our interview last week with genius writer, performer Sarah Jones
. Some of her characters
even spoke to us! It was a real honor.
We also spoke to folk singer Dar Williams
about performing with and for
Pete Seeger, coming out as straight and dealing with depression. Also, we talked to Molly Crabapple
, Judah Friendlander
, Ta-Nehisi Coates
, Gwen Carr
, Eric Garner’s mother.
Please, please, please rate the podcast. It’s very easy, you just open it from itunes and click on ratings and review, give it, say, 4 stars, write something up, write a title and press submit! You can also follow it on Soundcloud
Live Comedy Show
January 27 @ 8pm @Jimmy’s No 43 on 7th between 2nd and 3rd.
Laughing Liberally Manhattan FREE!
Free political comedy with me, Justin Williams and many more!
* Those Fun Facts to which I referred
Are you feeling bad** because you wanted to give me either a present for Christmas, which I celebrate as a Christmas Tree Jew (an official domination, by the way), and/or Channukah, which I used to celebrate as a kid, and/or Kwanza which I celebrate in my head in solidarity? Don’t worry! You can replace*** those 3 gifts, well, actually technically, Channukah is eight days of presents, so you can replace those 11 gifts by
- attending any of these events (that’s two max)
- and as for the remaining 9, I’ll go easy on you and say that I’d be happy if you just
- tuned into my radio show
- and I’d be ecstatic if you subscribed on iTunes and
- I’d literally give you my first child or adopt you a dog if you rated it and
- I would have a child just so I could give it to you if you subscribed, rated AND reviewed it. It’s very easy, you just open it from itunes and click on ratings and review, give it, say, 4 stars, write something up, write a title and press submit!
** Fun Fact: People overuse badly all the time and use it when what they mean is bad. To feel badly is to be a bad feeler. To smell badly is to be a bad smeller. For instance, “I feel badly because I can’t tell the difference between snake skin and peach fuzz if my eyes are closed and I touch them.” Or, “I smell badly because when I sniff an onion it smells like roses.” I touch snake skin it feels like a peach to me.” Luckily, most people don’t, “feel badly” or “smell badly.” So, don’t hypercorrect. Just say, “I feel bad that I didn’t give you a gift,” or, “I smell bad because I just did a Jane Fonda workout tape” or “the water tastes bad.” Unless you’re referring to water that is human and taste buds and thinks that onions taste like chocolate. Unless, of course, you’re talking about those chocolate onions.****
*** Fun Fact: I think most of you realize I’m being self-deprecating and joking when I refer to the ways you can make up the 11 gifts. But, every now and then, people mistake my humor for earnestness. But I am dead serious about the bad vs. badly.
**** No such thing as chocolate onions.
Thanks for reading!