WDEK Podcast Ep. 92: Brandon Collins & Sara Schaefer - 5/25/21


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By Shonali Bhowmik and Christian Felix. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The warm weather has arrived, masks are slowly coming off and Christian comes out HOT. Shonali is in Nashville, Tennessee doing yard work and Justin The Intern is prepping for his role as a new father. George Floyd's murder was a year ago to the day. We discuss the importance of the moment surrounding the pandemic and social justice. Will we be forever changed or suffer from amnesia?

Comedian and film critic Brandon Collins comes to us on the high of interviewing Lin Manuel Miranda just the day before. Brandon is from Ann Arbor, Michigan but has been in NYC for over a decade. He's doing cool things such as being a member of the African American Film Critics Association, hosting the Medium Popcorn podcast, a one man show called It's Not Going to Work Out. We talk movies including White Christmas, A Quiet Place 2, and Sonic The Hedgehog. Brandon is hosting his live comedy series, Drunk Black History on Juneteenth at The Bell House which will also be livestreamed! Don't miss it.

Shonali and Christian catch up! Find out why Christian takes a 30 mile bike ride and why does he wear athletic shorts called Chubbies?

Comedian, writer, miniaturist Sara Schaefer joins us from her closet in Los Angeles! Sara's Conspiracy Theory bit from her 2019 Comedy Central Special resonates even more today than it did in 2019. We talk "reality", "both sides", the Q documentary and "what the hell does it all even mean?" Sara has always been a hobbyist and is currently making a miniature comedy club called the Haha Hole which is blowing our minds. Sara shares her creative journey in the past two years in which she has "gotten quieter" due to harassment on Twitter. Focusing on creative work with her hands has made Sara think even more deeply about her creative work and her place in comedy. We are fans of Sara's voice and the teaser for her new podcast truly has raising the roof! Don't miss Sara's new podcast The Schaefer Shakedown.

For the first time within the WDEK Virtual age, Shonali performs her pandemic healing anthem, I'll Be Your Therapy. You can get the recorded version with all kinds of strange drum loops on Bandcamp.

Special thanks to Shonali's longtime friend Wes Adams, who donated his lighting, home and wine spritzers in a Mason Jar to Shonali & WDEK for taping the show in Nashville, TN. Enjoy the sun and stay safe.

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