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: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: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: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: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: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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