SN2:EP4 “Emotional Graffiti w/ Tim Racine & Athena Desai”

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Tim Racine and I on: cats that try to separate us from our lovers; frozen gummy bears; and lying about Pantera. Also, former NPR reporter Athena Desai ties a bow on a 14-year-old audio clip mystery I've been trying to get my head around since I left WBUR in 2002. @TimRacine Shit Lit Athena Desai / @brighteyeslife whatsyouryarnworth @yarnworthpod Listen here
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SN2:EP2 “Walking to an Audition w/ Katina Corrao”

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Beginning with a sort of mini documentary of me getting a colonoscopy (I'm healthy. It's a long story, explained within.), this episode is likely one of the first podcasts to provide an audio chronicle of what the day before one of those things is like. Maybe one of the last to do it as well. This week my walking companion is Katina Corrao. Much has been written about he...
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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:EP7 “Marc Gerber 1-800-BAD-TOUCH”

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It's impossible to tell the story of how I know comedian and psychologist Marc Gerber without getting into a host of sordid and vulnerable-making trauma from my past. He offered some perspective back in June that changed my life and comedy. Gerber is an atypical hybrid of a professionally funny and employably empathetic person. He and I met when I performed on a show at the ...
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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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