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A show about Pennsic, the SCA, and fun
 
Enjoy listening to the tales of Renaissance-era reenactors as they recount their greatest experiences of yesteryear while creating for you, our patrons, the town-sized time machines that transport us all back over 400 years. We are a podcast that interviews actors, directors, vendors, and Entertainers who create renaissance fairs on the Eastcoast.
 
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Sound smart at parties! I read the books so you don't have to!
 
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Rebecca goes to the valley to join one of her favorite comics, Jackie Kashian, and talk about the fantasy novel Anvil of the World by Kage Baker. Before they record this episode, they do an episode of Jackie's podcast Dork Forest and talk about hippy dippy shit Rebecca loves. They discuss fantasy as a genre, different tropes, Jackie's writing p ...…
 
Comedian Kim McVicar joins to discuss the podcast's first book about writing stand up, Mastering Stand Up by Stephen Rosenfield, whom she flew to NYC to meet, and also took a week class of his. Crowd work, road stories, do you think you ever finish therapy? The math of comedy, slowing down on stage, and bein' a real sad cookie. Follow: Insta: @ ...…
 
Comedian & journalist Molly Mulshine visited from sunny London for this episode, recorded last spring. She & Rebecca discuss Stephen King's On Writing. Also screenwriting, writers who write about writing, stand up in the UK, being inappropriate in the UK, the difficulty of having to use the loo in NYC & London. Being hated for being an American ...…
 
Matt Rasamoto, producer of Eddie Pepitone's podcast Peptalks and #1 fan of this podcast, joins Rebecca to discuss Bukowski's last book, Pulp, a satire of the genre. They discuss all the other episodes, who Matt's favorite and least favorite guests were, how many times Rebecca has actually talked about her marriage on the pod, and whatever was g ...…
 
Josh Edelman comes on to discuss Bukowski's literary romp, the humping, pumping, hard drinking Women. Rebecca surprisingly likes it. They talk about the book a lot. Also, Josh used to be a magician. Bringer shows, being compared to people, Bukowski, Bukowski, Bukowski. This is the first of 3 Bukowski books covered for the podcast. Follow: @Edel ...…
 
Corie Johnson comes on to discuss Roxane Gay's memoir Hunger. Also, gastric bypass surgery, ignoring your body, dissociation, borderline personality disorder, gastric bypass, weight loss boarding school, the valley is far from everything, getting off hard drugs is a bitch. Childhood trauma, disordered eating, astrology, and, as always, comedy! ...…
 
Mike Glazer joins Rebecca to talk about the original bad boy of cheffing, Marco Pierre White. Putting in the work, Thailand, favorite dishes to cook and eat, the vibrational scale of emotions, non traditional meats, being banned from the Next Door app. This is episode 50! Nico is very active throughout the episode. @Glazerboohoohoo @ComicsBookClub…
 
Jessa Reed comes on to discuss Tufti the Priestess by Vadim Zeland. Reality transsurfing, the two cup method, the fifth dimension, manifesting, downloads, the collective, how difficult this summer has been astrologically, tarot, the in between, honoring your pain, and the energy exchange between us all. This episode fucking rocks. Get a reading ...…
 
Lynn Maleh comes back on to discuss Amy Hempel's first new book in over a decade, Sing To It. Spending too much time on social media, married men, abortion, murder, dating the same man with a different face, do writers even know what they mean? Wishing you didn't need attention, dog shelters, feeling seen. The girls read a few of the very short ...…
 
Heather Marulli comes on to discuss Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential and all things Bourdain. Also, TM, similarities btw comedians & chefs, amusement parks, shark attacks, mercury retrograde. Heather brings her own podcasting crystal. @FixedAirHeather @ComicsBookClubBy Rebecca Rush.
 
Rebecca drives to an undisclosed location in Arizona to talk to Doug Stanhope about his last book while he works on his next project. Turning over an act, writing, not writing, deadlines, whipits, mental health,and the road. Buy the Book! @DougStanhope @ComicsbookClubBy Rebecca Rush.
 
Steve Hernandez comes on to discuss The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan which they don't get to the end. The gendering of grossness, Luis J. Gomez, Louis C.K., alcoholism, marriage, people getting cancelled, trauma, outrage, Skankfest, and then the book.By Rebecca Rush.
 
Comedian Maggie Maye comes by to discuss the podcast's first YA Novel. Serial killers, dick pics, ecstasy, death, plans to handle their dog's deaths, being a certain type of hot, how to get out of the trunk of a car, how to break zip ties, laughing too loud. Rebecca had coffee and talks too much again. @MaggieMayeHaha @ComicsBookClub…
 
Comedian Bronston Jones comes on to discuss the novel A Confederacy of Dunces, a picaresque novel set in New Orleans that was published eleven years after the author's suicide. Rebecca has some trouble with the main character reminding of an ex-boyfriend, but they talk about the book a lot. Now including a brief synopsis by the guest for those ...…
 
This episode was recorded in a car in Dallas! Hannah O'Brian of Almost a Comic productions chooses the novella The Fox by D.H. Lawrence, a woke story about gender politics at the turn of the 20th century. The masculine & feminine in all of us, intimacy, possession, not knowing you're gay, life on a farm, being lost, not knowing who you are, sui ...…
 
In this episode, comic Harry Moroz drops in to talk about the book Less. And we talk about it less, than possibly any book yet. But they do talk about Twitter stalkers, how white people age faster, why you can't ride a camel between the humps, bombing so hard in an article of clothing that you can't wear it again, being a terrible gay, jobs tha ...…
 
This episode was recorded twice, once in the West Village, once in the East. The first time it was too wild to release - and this one might be too. Billy Procida of the Manwhore Podcast comes on to discuss polyamory, gangbangs (lesbian, geriatric, and organizing) safe words, sex parties, caning, kink, communication, why you should never text pa ...…
 
On this episode, Steven Lolli of Peptalks W/ Eddie Pepitone comes on to talk about one of the few books he's ever read, Catcher in the Rye. Nobody ate sushi in Florida in the 90's, behind the scenes podcast goss, "that" kind of student. What's the point of lusting after someone if you don't whack off to them, unrequited love, peeing often, fash ...…
 
I LOVE this episode. Comic's Book Club joins forces with Fuckbois of Literature to discuss The Great American Fuckboi, Dean Moriarty of On The Road. And pretty much every other character in the book, too. It's Rebecca's favorite book and Emily hates it. Crying at the last paragraph, an Ode to America, being from Connecticut, the guy on heroin h ...…
 
Stephanie Risely, author, screenwriter, hypnotherapist and past life regression therapist joins Rebecca to discuss her memoir. The book is about the relationship she had with her husband after he died - which opened her up to channeling other guides and led her to the work she does today. Make peace with the past and forgive entirely, things ar ...…
 
Tom Whalen takes a break from his Roast Battle winning streak to discuss Julie Seabaugh's book about the history of Roast Battle - and the Comedy Store - Ringside at Roast Battle. He and Rebecca talk a lot of shit on this episode. Trauma makes you psychic, prepping an entrance, sucking a dick for a Gameboy, if you don't like me, fuck you, movin ...…
 
Amber Tozer stops by while visiting LA from England to discuss her hilarious sobriety memoir Sober Stick Figure. Being a bad communicator, alcoholism can be really funny, not letting shit go, being a pee bomber, living in the woods of England, Nico's varied behaviors during podcast recording, recovery, feeling like you're in the middle of a rid ...…
 
Anna B. David, owner of Light Hustle Publishing and author of 8 (!) books, including the NYT bestselling novel Party Girl, comes on to discuss her latest book, How To Become Successful By F*cking Up Your Life, a collection of hilarious and poignant essays that were written over the span of 15 years. Dating in recovery, thinking you deserve to b ...…
 
Selena Coppock, a comedian, storyteller, and author of the book The New Rules for Blondes comes by to discuss her book and much more. Robyn, candles, Taco Bell, the subtext of things, 2008 financial crisis, Hillary, Trump, skin care, hygge, Obama being a family friend, bouncing your rent check to get your roots touched up, blond culture, steali ...…
 
Eva comes on to discuss her debut memoir, how to be loved, a gorgeous and artfully crafted book. Memoirs with narrative arcs, working a program of recovery, Sedona, self-talk, therapy, validation, mold, brain surgery, book tours, codependence, breakups, talking to the dead, and owning your shit. Also, humility is not humiliation. Rebecca explai ...…
 
Rebecca is joined by comedian, writer, and actor Tyler Fischer - and their little dogs too! They talk about The Body Keeps The Score, childhood trauma, 12 step programs, becoming an adult, learning how to stand up for yourself, emotional incest, EMDR, spirituality, emotional support dogs, therapy, worrying that your Dad will give you AIDS, and ...…
 
Special Guests: Liam Loyd and Wallace (Trip) Loyd.By Jim Miller.
 
Special Guests: Liam Loyd and Wallace (Trip) Loyd.By Jim Miller.
 
Special Guest: Pat Jannell.By Jim Miller.
 
Comedian (JFL), USC professor (!), and Best American Short Stories 2018 writer Amy Silverberg comes on to discuss the coming of age novel The Virgins by Pamela Erens. Love triangles, unrequited love, a time before AIDS or iPhones, Lorrie Moore, dating a sober, prep schools and more. Amy learns more about Rebecca than she probably wanted to. @Am ...…
 
Comedian and Monster Jam host John Saponaro chooses the book The Ravenmaster by Chris Skaife. Ravens, The tower of London, visiting London, road life, comedy, ghosts, San Francisco's Omega cucks, and why Rebecca is banned from AirBnB. @JohnSaponaro @ComicsBookClubBy Rebecca Rush.
 
Comedian Kristen Lundberg comes on with the book I Hate Everyone Starting With Me by Joan Rivers. This book is unbelievably un-PC so if you get offended easily (I'm talking to YOU San Francisco) don't listen. Find out why Kristen got kicked off Etsy, wonderfully terrible alternative state mottoes, and many things that Joan hates. In an ironic t ...…
 
Rebecca and comedian Al Bahmani discuss The Bobbed Haired Bandit: A Story of Crime and Celebrity in 1920s New York by Stephen Duncombe and Andrew Mattson. Celia Cooney's four months of holding up Brooklyn deli's and almost the National Biscuit Company (while pregnant!) while her husband Ed drove the getaway car(s). It's expensive to be poor, th ...…
 
Special Guests: Katie Hoppe, Kristin Erlitz, and Sue Tillman.By Jim Miller.
 
Special Guest: Sue Tillman.By Jim Miller.
 
Rebecca and Amber Nelson, a fellow NYC bred comic now living in LA, discuss the novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. The book is set in turn of the century Williamsburg, and the women chatting about it haven't seen each other since NYC, so there is much to talk about - how people's suicide attempts affect their commutes, trustafarians ...…
 
Do cubicles give you nut cancer? You won't find out on this episode, but you will listen to Rebecca and comedian and adult coloring book author Trevor Smith talk about the way better book than the movie Ready Player One. Do we live too much in our phones? (spoiler alert, yes) a dystopian future that's only a few steps from our current reality , ...…
 
Rebecca and comedian Lynn Maleh discuss the gorgeous book of short stories Reasons to Live by Amy Hempel. They talk earthquakes, how much we can give of ourselves, going as far as the heart can go, having dead comics on the pod and also Jane Austen, and use Rebecca's pendulum to great success. Follow: @HeyLynnMolly @ComicsBookClub @RebeccaRush639…
 
This episode covers the fascinating true crime story about the Golden State Killer, I'll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara. The book was completed post-humously, and it is through Michelle's dedication to catching the killer and her ideas of how to do so that they finally did - last spring. Andrew Manning (AKA Young Andrew) a comic that ...…
 
Rebecca sits down with her favorite comic on earth, Eddie Pepitone, to discuss The Tropic of Cancer. Rebecca gets very excited and talks fast. They cover the struggle to be an artist, transcending the shit, corporate America, making fun of people before you know they're dead, alcoholism, postmates, Paris, waiting tables in Manhattan, being an a ...…
 
*****THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL EPISODE***** Last summer, when Rebecca was on her way to Bali, she met a woman in a grocery store who had an addiction memoir about to be released. That memoir was My Fair Junkie, and it's one of the most raw, real, disturbing, hilarious, and well-written book that exists on the subject. That woman, Amy Dresner, late ...…
 
Let auld acquaintance be forgot by listening to Rebecca and comedian Jay Light talk about a gorgeous novel about the passage of time, A Visit From The Good Squad by Jennifer Egan. They talk about Joshua Tree, how LA shouldn't be here, slab cities, self-care, and surprise! sobriety. This is the last episode of the first season of Comic's Book Cl ...…
 
Rebecca and comedian and meditation teacher Laura House talk about Gail Honeyman's delight of a novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Not only do they talk about the book most of the episode, they do not spoil it AT ALL, as they feel very strongly about people listening (that's you!) actually reading this one. Yes, usually Rebecca reads t ...…
 
Rebecca and comedian Chanel Ali discuss Antoine De Saint-Exupery's classic The Little Prince. Both ladies have read the book multiple times and so they talk about what each lesson has meant to them at different junctures, how the little prince has helped them navigate the landscape of their lives. Follow! @ChanelAli @ComicsBookClub @RebeccaRush639…
 
Rebecca and fellow witch/ motivational comedian Jenn Lederer to discuss what it means to be a modern witch after reading the book Witch by Lisa Lister. They cover the first spell they ever cast, the fear of self-identifying as a witch, and the simple fact that all women are witches, some of us just know it. Follow! @JennLederer @ComicsBookClub ...…
 
Rebecca discusses the book Risk! with it's creator, the comedian and storyteller AND author, Kevin Allison. Risk began as a podcast, and is all about telling the stories you thought you couldn't, which is pretty much each story Rebecca has ever told on stage. They talk about process, and also, the wonderful 90's sketch show The State. Social! @ ...…
 
We've planned to read the book Breaking Out by Lydia Preston as an excuse to talk about our shared love of pimple popping discovered at a comedy show we were both on at the Grisly Pear on MacDougal st in Greenwich Village. We discover that we don't know that much about each other beyond our shared obsession, which has a name, trichotillomania. ...…
 
Rebecca and fellow comedian (and Heeb) Jodie Wasserman discuss the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman.The novel was a retelling of the author's father's Holocaust survival story so the conversation starts there, but continues on to Israel, Judaism, Comedy, and the shopping in South Brooklyn's Russian neighborhoods. It h ...…
 
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