The Sharon Spell Show
Episode 109: Pushy Muldowney

Don't know about you, but we're jittery from the heat as Sharon welcomes Pushy Muldowney (Sketch Pod, Brooklyn Loft Party) to the guest star chair.  The two lead with an extended reverie about breaking into Jennifer Aniston's closet.  Then Pushy tells of her (fairly) recent move to NYC, and the streamlining that results.  Sharon takes a sec to explain the rules of the Sharon Spell Show Drinking Game, before Pushy wraps up with tales of her PhD track experience AND her time as a background inmate on OITNB!

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Episode 108: TJ Mannix

Top o' the podcast to ya!  Sharon welcomes TJ Mannix (Limbo Land) to the guest star chair this time and they lead off with TJ's embracing his Irish stereotypes.  Then they talk about scientologist sightings and how TJ lost 55 pounds - mostly by eating M&Ms slowly.  TJ also talks about his work in improvised musical comedy, including the founding of the NY Musical Improv Festival, before he wows us all with the story of his date with Rue McClanahan.

Direct download: SharonSpellShow108_2016-07-04_TJMannix.mp3
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Episode 107: Lori Baird

The lovely Lori Baird (Talk Therapy) is in the guest star chair this time, and she leads off by telling Sharon what happens every time she starts writing something.  The two then make up a new and interesting origin story for their friendship.  Lori discusses getting her start in storytelling, before a clever plug for a storytelling double-bill she's sharing with Sharon (hint-hint).  And they wrap up by acknowledging it's okay not to like your family very much.

Direct download: SharonSpellShow107_2016-06-20_LoriBaird.mp3
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Episode 106: Clark Jones

Just how do you make money in comedy?  That's a good question and one that Sharon answers this time with Clark Jones in the guest star chair.  The two also cover Clark's time as a teaching artist in NYC.  Not to be outdone, Sharon gives her recipe for Avocado Chip-Chop, and discusses her history trying to "do weed".  They then wrap things up comparing pre-show routines and coming to a very thankful place overall.

Direct download: SharonSpellShow106_2016-06-06_ClarkJones.mp3
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Episode 105: Desiree Burch

Come.  Join us inside the gated community as Sharon welcomes Desiree Burch (Welcome to Night Vale, Tar Baby) to the guest star chair, and we all stretch out to enjoy all the dusty, unused space therein.  This leads Sharon and Desiree to discuss the pluses of downsizing your stuff.  The two then mull over whether NYC has gotten worse recently, and relive that time that Sharon's date brought a date with him.  And Sharon wraps up by grilling Desiree on the glamourous ways she spends spare time in London.

Direct download: SharonSpellShow105_2016-05-23_DesireeBurch.mp3
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Episode 104: Trish Nelson

We're making it work for us this time as Sharon welcomes Trish Nelson, founder of Banter Girl, to the guest star chair.  Trish discusses her experience in founding her launch pad production company, the great people she's met, and the connections yet to be made.  The two then find common ground vis-a-vis late night ordering from eBay and binge watching in the background.  The societal entitlement shift as viewed in service jobs is then tackled, with focus given to how Millennials love to make people cry in restaurants.

Direct download: SharonSpellShow104_2016-05-09_TrishNelson.mp3
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Episode 103: Susan Kent

The lovely Susan Kent (Tell It Brooklyn, Dead Parent Club) is in the guest star chair this time 'round, and she and Sharon start by thinking of quarantine as just a staycation.  The two then compare their respective moves to NYC and how you never really know what the people you interact with are going through at that moment.  They also mull over the possibility of bringing back the custom of wearing signs of mourning, before Sharon wraps things up with a demonstration of how to cry without ruining your makeup.

Direct download: SharonSpellShow103_2016-04-25_SusanKent.mp3
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Episode 102: Ménage à Trois Radio

Do you steal cigarettes?  Eat them?  Casually smoke?  If so, you'll find empathy at the start of this latest episode that welcomes the duo from Ménage à Trois Radio (Diana Kolsky and Murf Meyer) to the guest star chair.  They and Sharon also chat about crazy teeth in tattoos, audience reaction to screening big-budget erotic films at live events, AND Secret Santa Sweaters.  And maybe you'd like to shape your "stuff down there"?  Pro tip: don't opt for an electrolysis Groupon, k?

Direct download: SharonSpellShow102_2016-04-11_MenageaTroisRadio.mp3
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Episode 101: Brandon Scott Wolf

As we begin a new century of shows, we find Brandon Scott Wolf (Sad Marriage, Empty Plates of NY) in the guest star chair.  Brandon shares an involved story revolving around the time he and some cops shot some video on a Harlem rooftop.  Also contained within, Sharon FINALLY explains the format of the show...and Brandon explains his tendency to make up weird songs.  And did you know, he once dropped out of Improv 101?  Had a good reason, though...

Direct download: SharonSpellShow101_2016-03-28_BrandonScottWolf.mp3
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Episode 100: Michelle Buteau

You made it!  The big 1-0-0-t-h episode.  And our very special guest is Michelle Buteau (Enlisted, Key & Peele) who is experiencing a kind of digital FOMO/iPhone envy.  It passes quickly, though.  She and Sharon discuss where the flavor is...and fainting...and Michelle's tendency to wear blazers too often.  The pitfalls of Tinder in Ireland are explored, before Sharon finished up with the tale of the time she painted her neighbor's portrait.  #lavender

Direct download: SharonSpellShow100_2016-03-14_MichelleButeau.mp3
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