SN2:EP5 “Ear Hustling w/ Sharron Paul”

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A harrowing camp story and comedian and actor Sharron Paul. You might recognize her once we start talking. She's the voice of the mom, Francine, on the kids cartoon Fanny Fun Facts on Amazon, and she's also in a webseries called "GhostedBusters." Sometimes I get a little nervous talking to guests, especially the part right there at the beginning. The hello. The handoff f...
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SN2:EP3 “On Being in Jeff Simmermon’s Apt. When He’s Not There”

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SN2:EP3 "On Being in Jeff Simmermon's Apt. When He's Not There" I’m releasing this on a Saturday morning just to see what happens. It feels right to me. Herein is a tiny documentary on what it's like to be in a friend's apartment when they're not there. Followed by me and @JeffSimmermon talking about: people who don’t wring out the kitchen sponge; getting way deep into the n...
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SN2:EP1 “Trap, Neuter, Return, w/ Margaret Dodge”

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Welcome back to what'€™s your yarn worth? w/ me, your host, andy farnsworth. I'€™ve been sort of reverse-groundhogging my way back into the world this Spring. Hope you're good. Margaret Dodge is my traveling companion this week. Recorded in two parts: October 25th, 2015, on a visually and aurally beautiful day in Central Park; then, deeper into our respective issues and into...
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SN1:EP8 “The Sacred Struggle of Bedtime w/ Julie Kottakis and ‘The Kid'”

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It's one thing to be invited into the home of a comic, but to see them in the thick of motherhood is, to me, like the spotted owl of documentary conversation. Today's episode is a sort of extreme form of eavesdropping. An audio portrait of the sacred struggle to get a kid to bed with comic, mom, and brilliant facebook satirist Julie Kottakis.  I first saw Julie perform at th...
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SN1:EP6 “Ali Pearl Meets Chango”

Ali Pearl, author of the recent New York Times Modern Love article 'On Tinder, Off Sex,' and I discuss: the intimacy of listening to Enya together; our emotional exhibitionism; and a grudge I had against her for not putting me in her article. I also take her to meet Chango—those badass EDM subway performers in Union Square wearing Mexican wrestling masks you may have been luc...
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SN1:EP5 “Aalap Patel There and Back Again”

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Over a year in the making, this epic episode of What's Your Yarn Worth spans several conversations with NYC comedian Aalap Patel. From Alpha Donuts in Queens, along Avenue A in the village, 3 of Andy's apartments, a rooftop in Brooklyn, and into the dark heart of one of New York's most beloved funny men. [Correction: The poem that I read about 22 minutes in to this episo...
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SN1:EP4 “Barbara Gray Stops Fighting Food”

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How ducks have sex; ways to call in sick to work; and "food brain"--just a few of the topics covered during this fantastic conversation with LA comedian Barbara Gray. We walked through Prospect Park in Brooklyn on a crisp afternoon and watched fall ripen around us. Listen to this episode of What's Your Yarn Worth? with Andy Farnsworth and then go listen to her on the popula...
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SN1:EP2 “Child Power with Livia Scott”

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Livia Scott is not only a freakishly funny and compassionate person, who I was stoked to get to spend an afternoon in Prospect Park with, she also offers a compelling theory about my childhood that helped me find my inner 2nd-grader's Walter White. She explains the origins of her body suit and why she is so proud of a particular song she wrote, one that confirms all my worst ...
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SN1:EP1 “James Greco Living Out Loud”

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An honest, unvarnished conversation with James Greco: painter, inner monologue coach, and person I respect and love a whole lot. There's literally zero production on this first episode. Just a straight, conversational document. Pretty much every instinct I had at the time told me not to put this out there, but my friend Tasha listened to it and told me not to trust my instinc...
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