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A Chief of Police hosts a dinner party for an American millionaire wishing to will his entire fortune to the Church of France. Jewels that have been stolen and recovered so many times that they're known colloquially by thieves as The Flying Stars. A murder committed by an invisible man. These and many others are the mysteries that are presented to the lovable, bumbling, stumpy Man of God, Father Brown. The Innocence of Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton is a collection of eleven stories which ...
 
Co-effectuation: Maja Delak and Luka Prin?i? alias Wanda & Nova deViator (text by: Tea Hvala)The collaboration between Maja Delak and Luka Prin?i? began last year with the performance Ways of Love and continued with Frozen Images – the latter was credited to pseudonyms Wanda and Nova deViator. Maja Delak is this year’s recipient of the Prešeren Foundation Award, a choreographer and dancer, who has behind her a considerable number of collaborations with different musicians, dancers, actors, a ...
 
Why We Theater lies at the intersection of theatre and social justice. Here, we work to answer the questions theatremakers ask in their most urgent onstage works, contend with the cultural issues they confront within their art, and create meaningful change in our offstage lives. Each episode begins with a one-on-one discussion between host Ruthie Fierberg and the artist behind the theatrical piece at hand; then we open the discussion to include real-world experts in that field to offer advic ...
 
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It's back to back episodes featuring recent Netflix films as we discuss Mart Crowley's 1968 play, twice adapted into film, The Boys in the Band. Join us for a discussion of "turning on" and other 60s language, mining the death of your parents for dialogue and the controversial place the play has held in gay culture throughout the 52 years of its ex…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 151st NEW episode!! They begin by talking about the horrible riot and attack by Trump supporters on the Capitol. They talk about looking toward the future and the next administration and hopefully bringing this country together for the future. Next they chat about getting covid tests on Christmas Day so they could take…
 
This week on Getting Curious, we’re following the money to better understand banking in America and the history of the country’s racial wealth gap. Professor Mehrsa Baradaran joins Jonathan to discuss banking deserts, overdraft fees, home loans, and more. (Like, what are capital gains, even?!) Mehrsa Baradaran is a professor of law and associate de…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 150th NEW episode and kick off to Season 4!! They begin by talking about spending the holidays at home and how they rang in the new year from their sofa! First they welcome past guest and good friend, Family Nurse Practitioner Steven Carroll. Because so many people are confused about Covid testing and the vaccines, the…
 
New year, old curiosity: this week on Getting Curious, we’re traveling back in time to ancient Egypt with Dr. Kathryn Howley. She and Jonathan discuss what life might have looked like for ancient Egyptian hairstylists, royalty, and scribes; how ancient Egyptians interacted with neighboring cultures; and what it’s like for Egyptologists to analyze a…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 149th Episode and LAST of 2020! They begin by talking about 2020 and how excited they are that it is OVER tonight! They chat about New Year’s resolutions and how Kelli has decided to call them January goals instead. They thank all of the listeners for their continued support and Derek and Romaine for all of their const…
 
We’re gliding into the new year with the re-release of an episode from February 2019 with figure skating’s finest: Michelle Kwan and Eliot Halverson. Michelle and Eliot join Jonathan to talk all things skating: judging scandals, big coats, tracing figures, and Jonathan’s journey on the ice. Michelle Kwan is an American figure skater, two-time Olymp…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 148th Episode! They begin by talking about 2020 and how sometimes it’s hard to find the silver linings, however this podcast has continued to be something that they look forward to every week. They have been so lucky to chat with incredible people that are so talented and kind at the same time. So, they have picked 3 g…
 
This holiday break, we’re re-releasing two of our favorite episodes, with three of our favorite experts, about one of our favorite topics: figure skating. First up is an episode from April 2018 with Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu, who was the first American female figure skater to land a triple Axel at the Olympics, earning her a bronze medal i…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 147th NEW episode! They begin by talking about their inspiration for this episode. They recently went to NYC to see the Christmas lights with Anne’s Mom like they always do, and even though it is different this year, the spirit remains. That made Anne come up with the idea of having both of their Moms on the show to ta…
 
Did you know that if you want to represent your block in Brooklyn as a local elected official, you have to mark a gender designation—and the only options are “male” and “female”? This week on Getting Curious, Jonathan is speaking with Jesse Pierce and Samy Nemir Olivares, both elected District Leaders in Brooklyn, all about this gender rule: how it…
 
Today's episode is on the 1985 slasher film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. Join us as we discuss the slasher genre's complicated depictions of gender, finger knife fellatio, and what a better, gayer draft of the script might have looked like. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fa…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 146th NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about their new voicemail system! Call in and leave a message and it might get played on the air. Call 774-4MY-WIFE (774-469-9433) and leave them a special message! Next they chat about their brand new audio board that Romaine brought to help them improve the sound …
 
If you’re a close listener of Getting Curious, you’ll know that today’s conversation with Professor Saleema Snow, all about the practice known as civil asset forfeiture, is a long time coming. Civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement to seize and often keep any property they suspect is involved in a crime. Jonathan wants to learn more about th…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 145th NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about Thanksgiving and how it wasn’t their traditional celebration in Baton Rouge but they actually had a wonderful time cooking with their kids and Anne’s mom and playing a Murder Mystery game during dessert. Silver linings... Their special guest today is their fri…
 
You know when you have a song stuck in your head and the only way you can get it out is to play it? Well, Jonathan has a similar feeling: he can’t shake the idea that he needs to sing a song. Like, literally, any song, preferably one with pleasing harmony. And he’s reaching out to the Grammy Award-winning artist Meghan Trainor for guidance. Meghan …
 
Welcome to the first episode of Queer As Fact season 6! Today’s episode is on Yoshiko Kawashima, a queer Chinese-Japanese spy and public figure. Join us for rituals to commemorate queer life milestones, smuggling an ex-Empress in the boot of a car, and no less than four pet monkeys. NOTE: This episode contains a brief discussion of sexual assault f…
 
This week on Getting Curious, we’re re-releasing an episode from June 2019 that we hold dear, with the performance artist and writer ALOK. ALOK and Jonathan discuss their experiences embracing life beyond the gender binary, the historical precedents for gender fluidity, and the power of “emotional alchemy” in the face of discrimination. Follow ALOK…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 144th NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about Kelli’s online travel conference and getting inspired about traveling again in the future, new covid restrictions and trying to focus on the positives as the world begins to head toward lockdown again, managing Thanksgiving and how it will all look so differen…
 
This week on Getting Curious, we’re getting the down low on what’s up in the sky with Professor Kristen Rasmussen, an Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University and an expert on clouds. She and Jonathan break down cloud types, extreme weather, and the lasting impact that the 1996 movie Twister had on both of their lives…
 
In today's bonus episode, Alice and Irene interview author emily m danforth, the author of queer YA novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post about her new book, Plain Bad Heroines. Tune in to hear us discuss uncovering our hidden histories, Emily's experiences researching and writing queer historical fiction, and openly bisexual early 20th century wr…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 143rd NEW episode! This the their first podcast post-election and they begin by congratulating President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. They discuss the relief when PA was called and how they believe the upcoming legal battles and recounts will still end with a Biden win. They also talk about w…
 
Election Day is behind us, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more work ahead. Consider this week’s Getting Curious a chance to reflect and recharge, as Jonathan speaks with the writer, editor, activist, and social justice facilitator adrienne maree brown. The two discuss adrienne’s work around emergent strategy and pleasure activism, consider what …
 
To close out Season 1, the tenth episode of Why We Theater focuses on the state of theatre right now. Rather than a panel, Ruthie talks directly to you. Why We Theater’s mission is to use the theatre as inspiration to create change, and right now, the theatre industry and the pipeline to it (a.k.a. arts education) needs change. What can you do to s…
 
Look, we already know the answer to this question. But we can dream! We’re sending you into Election Day with an early release of this week’s Getting Curious, featuring a conversation with the iconic comedian, writer, and producer Samantha Bee. She and Jonathan talk political humor, the Golden Girls, Canadian health care, and so much more. Take a l…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 142nd NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking Halloween coming up and how their neighborhood is handling trick-or-treating. Next they talk about the election and how much stress everyone is feeling about the upcoming week. They are energized by all of the early voting and encourage everyone to get out and VOTE …
 
Are you phone banking, leafleting, and heading to the polls early this election season and still feeling like you need a boost? Then it might be time to introduce deep canvassing to your routine. The activist, community organizer, and director of People’s Action George Goehl joins Jonathan to share this go-to practice for building a more progressiv…
 
There are more than 2.5 million care workers, nannies, and house cleaners across the United States. They are skilled professionals. Their labor is essential. So are their rights. Alicia Garza, who is the Director of Strategy & Partnerships for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, joins Jonathan to discuss the history of domestic work in the Unit…
 
This week, Why We Theater talks The Prom! After opening on Broadway in the fall of 2018, the musical comedy earned five Tony nominations, including Best Musical, and will soon debut on Netflix in a musical movie adaptation December 11. Inspired by true stories, The Prom spotlights Emma, an Indiana teenager banned from her prom for wanting to take h…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 141st NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about football! Next they chat about their upcoming weekend away in Ogunquit, Maine at one of their all time favorite hotels, The Cliff House. Plus Anne announcing that she has just released a single called It Might Be You. You can DL or stream it across all platfor…
 
Welcome to the final episode for Season 5, where we are discussing Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. Join us as we explore the creation, critical response and legacy of the film, featuring cameos from Madonna and Ru Paul.Stick around until the end for an exciting announcement about our upcoming 100th episode! Check out our webs…
 
On this week’s Getting Curious, Dr. Elizabeth Rule joins Jonathan to discuss contemporary Native American rights and representation. She and Jonathan cover reproductive justice, tribal sovereignty, and the incredible work that Dr. Rule is doing to illuminate the relationship between Native history and contemporary Native Americans’ experiences and …
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 140th NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about missing travel and how dreaming of where to go when things get better helps keep their spirits lifted. They also talk about how Kelli being in the travel industry gives her access to so many incredible travel experts and professionals that are working hard rig…
 
Raise a glass (or an amphora!) to this week’s episode of Getting Curious, all about ancient Mediterranean drinking cultures. Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa Dr. Sarah E. Bond speaks with Jonathan about ancient Egyptians who loved beer, ancient Greeks who sipped the night away at symposia, and ancient Romans who went bar hop…
 
Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson joins Why We Theater to talk about his play If I Forget. Set in 2000, the play focuses on a Jewish family as three adult children (Holly, Michael, and Sharon) return to their parents’ house in Maryland for their father Lou’s 75th birthday. Michael is a Jewish Studies professor who recently wrote a book …
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 139th NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about football! Between The Green Bay Packers and The LSU Tigers, they are some happy football fans! Next they chat about decorating for the Fall, Keto recipes they love, a birthday party in the city and finally Anne’s Lawn Concerts and appreciating live music! Thei…
 
This week on Getting Curious, we’ve got numbers coming out of our ears. For instance: two. Two? Yeah. That’s how many times the clean water activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich has now appeared on the show. How about this for a number? One. That’s how many people it takes to start a movement advocating for safe drinking water. And we’re g…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 138th NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about the sad loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What an incredible woman who gave so much to our country and changed the world in so many ways. They talk about missing her strength and commitment to justice and fearing what comes next. Their special guest today i…
 
This week on Getting Curious, we’re carrying ourselves with confidence, our heads are held high, and we’re comfortable in our environment—we’re feeling big time cat parent mojo! Jackson Galaxy, the cat behavior and wellness expert, host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, and co-creator of Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp joins Jonathan to talk all about…
 
The second of a fascinating two-part discussion, this episode delves deeper into Ming Peiffer’s Usual Girls. The play premiered in 2018 at Roundabout Underground for an extended, sold-out run. Catalyzed by the allegations against American Apparel’s Dov Charney, playwright Peiffer began to investigate the stories of women and the milestones in the s…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 137th NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about the online Thai cooking class that they did sponsored by r Family Vacations in anticipation of their Thailand trip in Feb of 2022. For more details go to www.rfamilyvacations.com They also chatted about Anne’s first successful Lawn Concert & the upcoming one o…
 
There are fewer than 50 days until the 2020 United States elections, and over at Getting Curious, we’re feeling a little… shaky. To lay the foundation for this final stretch of election season, Jonathan’s calling on an expert in strong leadership, intersectional policies, and enduring hope: Sec. Julián Castro. Sec. Castro has served as Mayor of San…
 
The first of a critical two-part discussion, this episode focuses on Ming Peiffer’s Usual Girls. The play premiered in 2018 at Roundabout Underground for an extended, sold-out run. Catalyzed by the allegations against American Apparel’s Dov Charney, playwright Peiffer began to investigate the stories of women and the milestones in the sexual matura…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 136th NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about getting a flat tire their last night in Ptown, being happy to be home with the kids, starting Keto, watching the US Open, Anne’s aversion to bugs along with their dog Buddy’s distaste for being outside. They chat about Anne’s upcoming lawn concerts from their …
 
One of the lessons in Dr. Edith Eger’s latest book The Gift is that love equals time. And on this week’s Getting Curious, Dr. Eger is joining Jonathan for an hour of love, compassion, and life lessons. Dr. Eger is a bestselling author, psychologist, and Holocaust survivor. Her first book The Choice, released in 2018, details her story of courage an…
 
Join Kelli and Anne for their 135th NEW episode! They begin this episode by talking about taping this episode from Provincetown where they are on one last getaway before school starts. They chat about seeing Marilyn Maye at The Crown & Anchor and being blown away by her talent AND doing it all at 92!! They also talk about dinners, shows and how its…
 
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