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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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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 #40: The Hero Effect

Who were our heroes? How do heroes affect the way we live our lives?  How we feel when we meet our idols in person. How does their passing from this incarnation affect us? (Diana Rigg made Mary cry)

In this episode, we talk about these questions,  erotic energy, Babylon 5 (of course), geeking out and fangirling, and becoming a human being.

Read Audacious Robin’s essays on her blog The Dream Between:

Preparing for Losses – Remembering Bob Casale of Devo

My Dirty Little Writer’s Block Secret (Grieving Warren Zevon, 10 Years On)

This is the photo Wendy mentions in the episode. It’s just like being there!
mad photobomber

 

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