The Sharon Spell Show
Episode 119: Shane O'Neill

The beguiling Shane O'Neill (Tonight's Special, S.U.C.K.), aka Shane Shane, is in the guest star chair this time, and immediately confesses to being a maximalist decorator.  He and Sharon then discuss caftans and how they are rapidly becoming unisex.  From there, it's an easy transition into comparing early versus late episodes of "The Golden Girls".  And from there, it's an even easier transition into how Shane discovered Jean Bice and her Quacker Factory.  The two then wrap up be deciding they both want the luxury of their own studio space in NYC.

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Episode 118: Lauren Besser

Sure, it's been a very negative year, but at the same time, Sharon's been investigating hats!  So not all is bad as we welcome Lauren Besser (Real Housewives of Bohemia) to the guest star chair this time.  Lauren tells Sharon about her experience with caricature forehead shaming, and the two discuss how they love to walk the city at night.  Lauren jumps back in next with her intense experience working in politics.  And the two wind up with agreeing that they love NYC and we should all work better at comforting each other.

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Episode 117: Filip Jeremic

Filip Jeremic (Sad Marriage, Characters Welcome) is in the guest star chair this time around, and he begins with his experience with management company complaints.  Then it's a quick trip through happening across your Ex on Linkedin, before Filip shares the secret to his meat sauce recipe.  Vintage fur and the man cape, and how neither of these go with a lousy personality, are discussed in detail next, before we come down with a let down Filip experienced at a bad production of Hamlet.

Direct download: SharonSpellShow117_2016-11-07_FilipJeremic.mp3
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Episode 116: Robert Dean

Come with us as Sharon welcomes Robert Dean, soon to open the ONLY Robert Dean Museum in existence, to the guest star chair.  They begin by asking, simply, "what would Vanna White do?"  Then they discuss the Tony Robbins juggernaut, and how to baa with authority.  Robert follows with a tale of going to Medieval Times by himself.  They pair then discuss Robert's totally legal basement apartment, and his psychic reading experiences.

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Episode 115: Maritza Montanez

The lovely Maritza Montanez (The Nightmare, Dying to Laugh) is in the ol' guest star chair this time, and she starts the conversation with Sharon by reliving her experience teching, and then hosting, Kaleidoscope. The two then discuss when you know you've found the work that gives you that fire in the belly.  Time without structure and sketch writing classes are then covered, in that order.  And lastly, there are those mission-driven day jobs that Maritza keeps finding herself in...

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Episode 114: Chris Lamberth

Well, there you are, and here Sharon is with this episode's guest, Chris Lamberth (The Mundane Festival).  The two start off trading tips about driving in NYC, before moving on to discuss what happens when you bomb on stage.  (Sharon once bombed as her hair.)  Answer: you end up doing The Substitute Teacher Show.  Then it's a reminder that you need only compete with yourself, and that you must...every once in a while...take an account of what you DO have.

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Episode 113: Gabriel Pacheco

Oh, hey!  Didn't see you there.  Um, so Gabriel Pacheco (Funhouse Comedy) is guest on this TSSS.  He and Sharon first discuss, with dread, small-talk run-ins...and how you need to make your own privacy.  Plans for respective new comedy albums are then compared, and Gabriel talks about how easy it is to misinterpret the "sad clown" in stand-ups.  They then wrap up by discussing how Sharon is stepping away from online dating for a bit - too many dates feeling like interviews.  ON TIME IS LATE!

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Episode 112: Anna Roisman

Anna Roisman (SortaKosher, Losers Lounge) is in the ol' guest star chair this time, leading with tales of her dog, Bobby Flay.  She and Sharon then discuss rewriting old scripts and succumbing to friendship YOLO (not necessarily in that order).  Having siblings as backup dancers and striving for a "no blue M&Ms" rider are covered.  The two then explore their bicoastality before discussing how we get stuck and then how we get unstuck!

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Episode 111: Lauren Conlin Adams

Lauren Conlin Adams (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Female Gaze) is courteously welcomed to the guest star chair before she has to head to Santa Barbara to drink wine.  She and Sharon discuss life as a flow and balance of energy and decide that they are both definitely NOT baby-hungry.  The topics of Lyft in LA and set birthday cake are then celebrated.  Although, note taken, Lauren does NOT like jiggly desserts.  And they wrap up with discovering what you can do to counteract NYC making you a harder person.

Direct download: SharonSpellShow111_2016-08-15_LaurenConlinAdams.mp3
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Episode 110: Julie Threlkeld

The episode description refers to itself in the third person as Sharon welcomes Julie Threlkeld ( to the guest star chair.  Modern Stories Mix is the podcast that Julie hosts, and she describes how she likes it to focus on one story from one person.  Julie then tells of how she got started in storytelling as a way to get over social anxiety AND her heady experience shopping for a fashionable cane.  The two then sample some chicken hot dogs and assume that people are laughing.

Direct download: SharonSpellShow110_2016-08-01_JulieThrelkeld.mp3
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