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July 17, 2019
From the family we're born with to the family we choose, family is a mighty complicated thing. Tackling the subject with humor and grace on The Townies Podcast this week is Doug Green, Kelly del Manzano, Ken Eros and April Theriault. Episode 209 Features: Little Boy Dog: A Lullaby written & performed by Ken Eros & April Theriault It's Complicated written & performed by Doug Green Music: Hero by Ken Eros Dear Abuelita written & performed by Kelly del Manzano Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.
June 29, 2019
This week on the Townies, it's all about hope for the future, featuring two amazing stories by Sarahi Noyola and Theodora Holt, a poem by Jesús Noyola and music by Jade Hendrix. The material in this episode tackles difficult subjects such as prejudice, racism, colorism and more... but in the end, I think it leaves us with hope that the future can be better if we all learn and try and change and grow. Episode 208 Features: Nómadas o Sedentarios (Nomads or Settlers) by Jesus Noyola Future Generations written & performed by Sarahi Noyola Music: Bedtime Stories by Jade Hendrix Years From Now written & performed by Theodora Holt Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.
June 12, 2019
In this episode of The Townies, storytellers Sarah Hartigan and Lacy Shifflette present their hilarious pieces about dating. But as usual, there's more to the story. With music by the fabulous Julie Christensen and an introduction by the delightful Fabio Lauretta, this episode will make you laugh and, well, let's be honest, cringe (in a good way!). Welcome to the neighborhood! Episode 207 Features: Hey Sarah? performed by Fabio Lauretta Match written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Music: Love Is Driving by Julie Christensen Three Points of Evidence written & performed by Lacy Shifflette Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.
April 30, 2019
The Townies tackle anxiety this week with two amazing storytellers who consider themselves experts in the field: the hilarious Nora Crawford and Trudy Frohlich. These two deeply talented Townies are joined by the equally incredible Amanda Lezra and Kelley O'Mara (who give us a glimpse into the writing process) and fabulous musical guests, Mikael Jorgensen and P.R.O.N.T.O. Welcome to the neighborhood! Episode 206 Features: Grad School Applications featuring Amanda Lezra & Kelley O'Mara A Few Things About Myself written & performed by Nora Crawford Music: What Do You Know About You by P.R.O.N.T.O & Mikael Jorgensen Little Bastard written & performed by Trudy Frohlich Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.
April 16, 2019
On the podcast this week are two storytellers that you may recognize from last season plus a musical guest brand new to The Townies: Katie Newbaum (formerly Katie Newcomer), Doug Knott and Towse! Tackling subjects from the infamous "wall" of self-doubt and grief to "adulting" and change, The Townies are thrilled to have these talented folks grace our air waves. Episode 205 Features: Haikus of a Trapped Adult written & read by Katie Newbaum Soil Song written & performed by Katie Newbaum Music: Change (True Happiness) by Towse Precious Marbles written & performed by Doug Knott Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.
April 2, 2019
This week on The Townies Podcast, it's two stories from one incredible storyteller: Megan Bergkvist. On a long list of Megan's wonderful storytelling abilities is her aptitude for turning wildly difficult situations into comedic ones and these stories are no exceptions. She is one of Kim's longest standing students and one of a few that are working to compile their material into full-length shows. This episode features: The Climb written & performed by Noah Lashly My Big Day written & performed by Megan Bergkvist Music: Water & Bones written & recorded by Ted Lennon Queen of the River written & performed by Megan Bergkvist Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.
March 19, 2019
This week we're honored to feature stories and interviews from the immensely talented Lisa Williams and Emilio Uribe, music from the wonderful Twin Trip (Felix Penny) and a Townie Tidbit from the amazing Sarah Hartigan. Welcome back to The Townies Podcast where we present live, original stories and a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Episode 203 Features: Unexpected written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Secret Life written & performed by Lisa Williams Music: Cassius Clay written & recorded by Twin Trip (Felix Penny) Big Enough Tree by Emilio Uribe Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.
March 5, 2019
In this episode, we feature some magnificent stories and music written and performed by outstanding members of the LGBTQIAA+ community: Ren D'Angelo, Doug Green, Noah Lashly and Emy Reynolds. The Townies loudly and proudly support the members of the LGBTQIAA+ community featured on this episode and everywhere. For more information about our featured artists and the topics mentioned on today's episode, visit our website's "About Our Storytellers" page. Episode 202 Features: Introduction by Doug Green The Bathtub written & performed by Ren James D'Angelo Music: Best Day Ever written & performed by Emy Reynolds Straight To Gay written & performed by Noah Lashly Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission. Thank you to Amanda Lezra & Kelley O'Mara for consulting on this episode.
February 23, 2019
Townies! We are so thrilled to be back with another season of The Townies Podcast, where we present original stories and now, in Season 2, a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Episode 201 Features: Smart Phone written & performed by Jim Lashly Mrs. Oleson's Favorite Ingall written & performed by Quinne Venokur Music: Till It Shines performed by Rain Perry (originally recorded by Bob Seger) Royal Pudding written & performed by Leslie Paxton Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.
February 16, 2019
Townies! We're back! Well... almost. Season 2 launches Saturday, February 23rd and we can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve been working on. The Townies Podcast presents live original stories and now, in Season 2, a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Come celebrate this new season with us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, February 23rd starting at 7PM for The Townies Block Party Live. We'll have live performances, food trucks, drinks, merch, games and a big ol' dance party! For more information visit thetowniesinc.org/events Welcome back to the neighborhood.
July 31, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast and Episode 33, our very special season finale. As we say goodbye to Season 1 and embark on the “Big What's Next” for Season 2, first and foremost we just want to say thank you all for making this first year and a half even better than we could have possibly imagined. We are so grateful for all the storytellers who lent us their words and for all the listeners who took those words beyond the four walls of Kim Maxwell Studio. Thank you to our Songwriters and Guest Performers for contributing their amazing music and hilarious Townie Tidbits. So, in celebration of what has been and what will come, in this episode we thought we’d have some of the spectacularly talented, tasteful and well-dressed Townies production crew talk about what Season 1 has meant to them. We can’t wait to bring you even more stories from our amazing 805 in Season 2 of The Townies Podcast, returning in February 2019. If there’s a particular story that you’d like to hear again but you can’t remember where you heard it, head on over to TheTowniesPodcast.org/Season1 for a list of names and pieces in alphabetical order. This episode features the following music by the following talented artists: ‘Fifty-Fifty’ – Julie Christensen & Scott Wilk ‘Man on the Moon’ – Felix Penny ‘Beautiful Tree’ – Rain Perry ‘Is It Really Love’ – Tom Lennon ‘Swamp Hop’ – Ken Eros & Jeff Evans ‘Turtle Island’ – Perla Batalla A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
July 11, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): The Vessel written & performed by Judy Fisk Lucas Quien Soy written & performed by Arturo (translation & transcript available at thetowniespodcast.org/translate) Musical Interlude: Heavy Load by Twin Trip (Felix Penny) A Moment of Choice written & performed by Theodora Holt We’re Men, Remember? written & performed by Luke Hamann & Jem Ruf A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
June 26, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Nell Smith Surf Report" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Dede written & performed by Jem Ruf A Blooming Rosa Roja written & performed by Rosita López Gloss written & performed by Ilis Geronimo Musical Interlude: Happy Home by Ken Eros F*&$K Thomas written & performed by Vanessa Frank A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
June 13, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “ConGRADulations" tidbit performed by Peter Bellwood, written by Lily Brown Saying Hello written & performed by Fabio Lauretta More of A Me Problem written & performed by Georgia Schreiner Musical Interlude: Bored of Education by John Slade I Wonder written & performed by Evan Stowell For That Weird Girl In The Back written & performed by Sarahi Noyola A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
May 29, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “OjA?" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan A Torch Song For Marla written & performed by Ryan Beaghler Frankenstein written & performed by Emily Kuhn Musical Interlude: Bedlam Bo Peep by Maheekats Trudy Is A Problem written & performed by Trudy Frohlich A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
May 15, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: A homegrown-kind of storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Gophers" tidbit written & performed by Jim Lashly Sufferin' Succotash written & performed by Doug Green Trying Not To Grab Moss written & performed by Simone Berkovitz Musical Interlude: Wildflowers by Shelby Figueroa from the album Highwire Thirty written & performed by Sarah Hartigan A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
May 2, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features: Bunker Hill to Bird Lady written and performed by Kathleen Hellwitz Musical Interlude: Sweet Reality by Alan Thornhill Approval written & performed by Kathleen Hellwitz In this special episode, we feature two pieces by the beloved, long-time Townie Kathleen Hellwitz. Also known as Front Row Lady for her propensity to sit in the front row of nearly every theater performance in this small town, near-octogenarian Kathleen is known in our town for her generosity, kindness and well-timed sass. Weaving her two pieces together are snippets of an interview with Kathleen in which she discusses her growth into her own voice, her first time on stage and a run-in with movie star Omar Sharif. A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
April 17, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Persimmon Season" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag written & performed by Doug Knott Body Love Train written & performed by Sierra Hoskinds Musical Interlude: Out of the Labyrinth by Perla Batalla from the album Heaven and Earth: The Mestiza Voyage Dear Rennie Marie written & performed by Ren D’Angelo Normal written & performed by Elaine Unzicker A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
April 3, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down" tidbit performed by Lily Brown, written by contributors to the Ojai Valley News Christmas Eve written & performed by Tara Jeffery Eldest Daughter written & performed by Angelina Martin Musical Interlude: Break Free from the album The Love Still Shows written & performed by Donna Lynn Caskey Daisy and the Song of Flowing Waters written & performed by Myoko Partlow Revolución written & performed by Saul Gordillo II A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
March 20, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Person A" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan 99 written & performed by Georgia Schreiner That Guy written & performed by Andrew Berkovitz Musical Interlude: Face Up written & performed by Ted Lennon Habits written & performed by Megan Bergkvist A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
March 6, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Reading The Dust" tidbit written & performed by Dennis Rice Eternally Broken Heart written & performed by Jeanette Stampfli The Widow Woman of Santa Ynez written & performed by Susanna Joslyn Johansen Musical Interlude: Dancing Ground performed by Christine Tavares, written by John Morell Espie The Best written & performed by Catalina Solis A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
February 20, 2018
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast, a storytelling podcast featuring the incredible joys and woes of your friends and neighbors. I was in class on Monday, December 4th when we all got news of a small brush fire near Saint Thomas Aquinas College, only 11 miles from our class and my studio. There was no way to know what the combination of thirsty chaparral climate, Santa Ana winds, dry, drought-ridden topsoil and devastating rains would bring. The pieces in this episode were all written amidst the chaos and destruction of all things Thomas. In sharing these stories we hope that you will find connection and understanding where you may have felt alone. And to our fellow Townies in Houston, Puerto Rico, Santa María and elsewhere still struggling in the aftermath of severe natural disasters -- we stand with you in grief, loss and solidarity. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): Invocation written & performed by Jemi Reis McDonald Fear written & performed by Jeanette Stampfli Musical Interlude: Ambulance Song written & performed by Rain Perry Into The Broken Heart written & performed by Karin Dron Benediction written & performed by Jemi Reis McDonald Additional music by Green Man A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
November 28, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “The Free Section" tidbit written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Kiddy Pool written & performed by Angelina Martin Crushin' It written & performed by Morgan Flannery Musical Interlude: Fifty-Fifty performed by Julie Christensen, Written by Julie Christensen & Scott Wilk Olé written & performed by Lisa Williams A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
October 31, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Stupid Book Club Pt. III" tidbit written & performed by JB White Splenectomy written & performed by Amanda Lezra The Gray written & performed by Kelley O'Mara Musical Interlude: High Wire by Shelby Figueroa The People I Come From written & performed by Caroline Allen A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
October 17, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down" Tidbit performed by Lily Brown Love written & performed by Robert MacNeal What We're After written & performed by Seamus Morrison Musical Interlude: So This Is Love performed by Perla Batalla, written by Ken Eros & Callie McCann-Eros An Itsy Bitsy Prayer written & performed by Kathleen Hellwitz A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
October 4, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features: Just Out In Jax Parts 1 & 2 written and performed by Doug Green Musical Interlude: Believe by Sarah Hawley In this special episode, Townie Doug Green shows off two very important segments of his developing one-man show. Just Out In Jax Parts 1 & 2 were written and performed separately, chronicling an important night in Doug's life... they will now be heard together for the first time. Bookending the two pieces is an interview with Doug in which he discusses LGBTQIA issues, social justice and the evolution of the one-man show over years of taking Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class. A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
September 19, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Prospect" Tidbit performed by Sarah Hartigan Delicious Easy Recipes written & performed by Stella Slaughter Theodor written & performed by Journey Zephyr The Townies Block Party LIVE Commercial performed by Kim Maxwell with musical accompaniment by Tom Lennon Musical Interlude: The Whole Enchilada by Jodi Brandt Pumpkin Spice Predicament written & performed by Gloria Miele So Bad written & performed by Lily Brown A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
August 22, 2017
Welcome to a very special episode of The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This week's Townie Tidbit, titled Miss Upchurch, was written by an amazing Ojai Townie, John Slade, and performed by another amazing Ojai Townie, Malcolm McDowell. John passed away on July 7th. A victim of a hit and run driver, leaving our town -- bereft. John was a master teacher and he was always a student and he took my class in 2012. Unfortunately it was before we started recording for The Townies Podcast. SO -- in truly hometown, homespun, neighborly style, Malcolm stepped in to honor the wonderful words of the late, great, loving-husband, father and friend John Slade. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Miss Upchurch" Tidbit written by John Slade, performed by Malcolm McDowell elise written & performed by Jemi Reis McDonald Alrighty Then written & performed by Julia Denney Hamann Musical Interlude # 1: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd written by Walt Whitman, adapted & performed by John Slade Denim Jacket written & performed by Katie Rae Newcomer Elaine written & performed by Trudy Frohlich Musical Interlude # 2: The Water Is Wide by Perla Batalla The Townies Podcast family bids you adieu, with all our love. A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
August 8, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Courage" Tidbit performed by Sarah Hartigan Boss of Me written & performed by Quinne Venokur Circle of Life written & performed by Megan Bergkvist Musical Interlude: Airborne by Rain Perry Three Legged Cat written & performed by Daron Hope Color written & performed by Eve Sengstaken A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
July 25, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Pt. 2 Tidbit written & performed by Townie Lily Brown Illuminati Confirmed written & performed by Woodrow Brown Opossums Are Awesome written & performed by Garland Scarlett Wes written & performed by Stella Slaughter Musical Interlude: Man On The Moon by Felix Penny Customer Care written & performed by Tara Jeffery Wow Baby Wow written & performed by Lily Brown, Morgan Flannery and Noah Lashly with Asa Learmonth A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
July 11, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Stupid Book Club 2" Tidbit written & performed by Townie JB White The New Wave written & performed by Doug Green Holiday Cookies & Eggs written & performed by Emilio Uribe Musical Interlude: Lilies by Lisa Ward Wonder Woman written & performed by Vanessa Frank A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
June 27, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “The 4th of July" Tidbit written & performed by Townie Jim Lashly DDS written & performed by Noah Lashly Don't Bug Me written & performed by Morgan Flannery Musical Interlude: Gilda by John Slade Nightmares written & performed by Kayla Geronimo-Anctil Green Light That Wasn't written & performed by Robert MacNeal Townie Tidbit Song: The Ojai Band Song by The Ojai Band feat. Phil Harvey Directed by Laura Denney Lyrics: Claude Sully, © 1992 Music: The State Fair Song by Paul Yoder, ©1948 A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
June 13, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Special Father’s Day Episode Features (in order of appearance): “The Disaster Brigade" Tidbit written & performed by Townie Dad Jim Lashly Daughter’s Father written & performed by Katie Rae Newcomer The Last Time I Saw My Dad written & performed by Caroline Allen Musical Interlude: Cinderblock Bookshelves by Rain Perry Persimmons written & performed by Chris Palmquist A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
May 30, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. "P23 & P30" Tidbit written & performed by Townie Sarah Hartigan This Episode Features (in order of appearance): Lightning Strikes Thrice written & performed by Asa Learmonth Dust Devil written & performed by Jemi Reis McDonald Opening Act written & performed by Angelina Martin Young Nun On The Come-Up written & performed by Emma Bailey Musical Interlude: Herringbone Sky by April Theriault & Green Man A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
May 16, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. "Ojai Oracle" Interview with Ava Hawkins conducted by Ken Eros This Episode Features (in order of appearance): Hating A Misogynist written & performed by Seamus Morrison Freed At Last written & performed by Doug Green Costco written & performed by Fabio Lauretta & Kirsten Hoj Numbers 2 - 759 written & performed by Andrew Berkowitz Musical Interlude: Fall Down by Eva Batalla-Mann A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
May 2, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. O-High Tidbit read by Townie, Elaine Nelson This Special Hour-Long Episode Features (in order of appearance): The Agency of Women by Emma Bailey Intellectual Revolution by Chiany Dri Counting Steps by Deanna Pino Hopeful by Kathleen Hellwitz Siete by Litzy Musical Interlude: Pages In The Sand by Sophie Holt (http://www.sophieholtmusic.com/) Outloud by Tatum Becker Choice by Sharon McCormick Psalm 43 + 1 by Lily Brown A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
April 21, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): Bedtime Story by Leslie Paxton Oh Mamma by Chloe Snyder Dear Doris by Katie Newcomer Musical Interlude by Green Man feat. John Slade A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
April 4, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. "Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down" Townie Tidbit performed by Lily Brown Episode Six Features (in order of appearance): Horizontal Mambo by Trudy Frohlich Sh*t Happens by Stella Slaughter with Ryan Beaghler Puppy Love by Raksha Boiteau How To Make It In The Stock Market by Tessie Goddard Musical Interlude by Taylor Luckenbach A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
March 21, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. Introduction read by Townie, JB White Episode Five Features (in order of appearance): The Whole Arbolada by Megan Bergkvist Psalm of the High Jumper by John Dobroth The Western Cape by Julia Clark Godspell by Cathy Diorio Musical Interlude by Jodi Brandt A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
March 7, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. Introduction read by Townie, Peter Bellwood Episode Four Features (in order of appearance): Vons by Tara Jeffrey Cinderella by Kayla Geronimo Morbidly Optimistic by Journey Zephyr Acceptance by Stella Slaughter with Lily Brown The President by Ryan Beaghler Your Honor by Chloe Snyder Musical Interlude by The Household Gods A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
March 4, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. Introduction read by Townie, Lavonne Theriault Episode Three Features (in order of appearance): Lucky Strikes by Anabel Roca-Lezra Comfort Food by Noah Lashly No, Now by Amanda Lezra French Boy by Amaury Saugrain Letting Go by Jeanette Stampfli House On The Corner Of The Street by Saul Gordillo II Musical Interlude by Green Man A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
March 4, 2017
Welcome back to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. Intro features Townie, Carl Greenfield! Episode Two Features (in order of appearance): Wasted by Rain Perry Why You Don't Want To Be With Me by Katie Newcomer Numbers by Ilis Geronimo Helpless Dartboard by Sarah Hartigan Germaphobe by Woodrow Brown The Land of Opportunities by Noah Crowe Musical Interlude by Eros & Evans A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
March 4, 2017
Welcome to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): But Never Doubt I Love by Richard Rennix The Fifth by Morgan Flannery Drought by Lily Brown Letter by Saul Gordillo II Man Lessons by Doug Green This Life of Mine by Kathleen Hellwitz A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House
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