Lester Gaba and his companion Cynthia were the talk of the town, but Cynthia wasn’t a person, she was a new style of mannequin
A 40 pound statue, a father’s troubles, and someone else’s dream.
When Dave Nadelberg of Mortified used to visit his mother’s grave, he would look around at the nearby gravestones and see similar - or even the exact same - epitaphs for lots of different people. And it made him curious: who were these people, really? What were their personalities, what happened in their lives? And didn’t they deserve something more meaningful, more personal, than these bland and repetitive epitaphs? So when Dave’s father died a few years later, Dave was determined to choose better words to represent him in perpetuity. Go to theallusionist.org/epitaph to read more about this episode and find a transcript. Dave Nadelberg is the founder of Mortified: find the podcast, live events, books, TV series and documentary at getmortified.com. The Allusionist’s online home is theallusionist.org. Stay in touch at twitter.com/allusionistshow, facebook.com/allusionistshow and instagram.com/allusionistshow. The Allusionist live show No Title is on tour in North America - for all event listings, visit theallusionist.org/events. The Allusionist is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX, a collective of the finest podcasts on the interwaves. Find them at radiotopia.fm. This month, the Allusionist is sponsored by: • Molekule air purification. For 10% off your first air purifier order, visit molekule.com and enter the code ALLUSIONIST10 at checkout. • BetterHelp online counselling. Get started at betterhelp.com/allusionist, and use the code ALLUSIONIST for 10% off your first month. • Bombas, socks that won’t let you - or themselves - down. Buy your expertly engineered socks at bombas.com/allusionist and get 20% off your first purchase. • Babbel, the language-learning app that will help you speak a new language with confidence. Visit babbel.com to find out more, and text ALLUSIONIST to 484848 to try it for free. • Squarespace, your one-stop shop for creating and running a good-looking and well-working website. Go to squarespace.com/allusion for a free trial, and use the code ALLUSION to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.
As part of a month-long campaign called the Purple Project for Democracy, (a strictly non-partisan, apolitical effort that a number of other large news organizations have also contributed to) we are featuring a series of conversations about an alarming l
Reset sits down with the president and artistic director of the Chicago Children’s Choir to discuss her 20-year tenure and journey in music.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is the star and creator of the biggest musical this century has seen: Hamilton. These days, he’s got another show on Broadway: Freestyle Love Supreme. It’s an improvised hip-hop performance where the performers get their prompts from the audience. He’s also starring in the new HBO show His Dark Materials. It’s a fantasy series based on the book by the same name. Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about how his career has changed since Hamilton. We’ll also talk about the time he turned down a part in a Marvel movie.
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A man is getting re-married. Is it shoddy to use the same officiant as his first wedding? Dan talks to a woman who had a blurry encounter with another woman as a very sexually repressed Christian school. Her lover called it rape the next day. It’s been ten years, and in this #MeToo era, the caller wonders if she should find the woman and apologize. On the Magnum, a biseuxal woman wonders how she can reconcile being shy and also explore her sexually dominant side. Dan brings the wonderful Midori, wholeads the ForteFemme Women’s Dominance Intensive. She knows her stuff, and will surely help churn out an army of joyfully dominant women. Also, Dan issues a tutorial on how to talk dirty without being vulgar. Ok Miss Manners…206-302-2064 This podcast is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the microphone and enter “Savage” for postage, a digital scale, and a 4 week trial. This episode of the Savage love cast is brought to you by Everlane: Luxury basic clothing and accessories, made at ethical factories without those retail markups. For free shipping, and to support the Lovecast, go to Everlane.com/Savage This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. They make it easy to build a website or blog. Give it a whirl at Squarespace.com/Savage and if you want to buy it, use the code Savage for a 10% off your first purchase.
Lena Waithe: How the writer and producer’s new film Queen & Slim is both a meditation on blackness and a universal
Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about her latest film, Queen & Slim, about a clumsy first date that ends in a police shooting.
Powerhouse country trio Lady Antebellum perform in the q studio and open up about making Ocean, their most vulnerable record yet. Vancouver-based shoe designer John Fluevog shares the inside story of Canada’s outsider shoe brand. Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe explains how her new film Queen & Slim is both a meditation on blackness and a universal love story.