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What We Hate About the Holidays “Rebroadcast” (Show #114)

Since we’re all off feeling the Yuletide love, we decided to repost this show for your enjoyment: What We Hate About the Holidays. Check back for new Audacious Eleven next week… in 2016!

“In this show, we talk about what drives us crazy during the holiday season, and how to handle “those questions” (you know the ones – “When are you having a baby?” “When are you getting married?” “When are you getting a real job?”) from relatives or others that you only see maybe once a year.

Our advice is to be prepared: have your “elevator speech” ready. Donna has an example of how to graciously change the subject. Wendy has a rant about how many “real jobs” someone in the arts actually has. Mary has a rant about how people in the performing arts are perceived by people outside the field.

We also talk about the secret Santa societies and the documentary film  I Am Santa Claus (playing on Netflix at the time of this writing), and a beautifully written essay on how a performing artist answered the question ‘Do you have a [real] job?‘”

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The Dark Time of the Year
-or- Cats Don’t Do Daylight Saving Time
(Show #109)

The days will start getting longer at Yule/Winter Solstice, but some of us won’t really perceive the growing light until around Imbolc. We talk about how we experience these short days and dark nights between Halloween and Groundhog Day – a time for winter projects, spiritual work, personal introspection, and Christmas holiday celebrations morphed for nearly every tradition. And while people concern themselves with time according to the clock, alas, cats do not.

And just because… Cat Alarm Clocks are the Best Alarm Clocks

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Show #64: What We Hate About the Holidays

(we are posting this early, just in time for Xmas – show 61 and 62 will be up in good time). In this show, we talk about what drives us crazy during the holiday season, and how to handle “those questions” (you know the ones – “When are you having a baby?” “When are you getting married?” “When are you getting a real job?”) from relatives or others that you only see maybe once a year.

Our advice is to be prepared: have your “elevator speech” ready. Donna has an example of how to graciously change the subject. Wendy has a rant about how many “real jobs” someone in the arts actually has. Mary has a rant about how people in the performing arts are perceived by people outside the field.

We also talk about the secret Santa societies and the documentary film  I Am Santa Claus (playing on Netflix at the time of this writing), and a beautifully written essay on how a performing artist answered the question “Do you have a [real] job?”

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Show 27: Not Our Holiday Special

This is not our “holiday special”, but we do talk about the fall and winter holidays – our favorite holidays, and what makes them so, and what makes them not so favorite.

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