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Busted Mouth

A weekly Arts, Performing Arts and Comedy podcast
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Never fear, a vaccine is on its way. Baz sits down via Zoom with old friend and Chicago literary mainstay, Billy Tuggle, to talk music, poetry, and what it takes to survive the local arts scene.
Holidays in a pandemic, what a time for sweet, sweet nostalgia. And nothing says nostalgia like a New Kids on the Block fan cruise. Our guest Kaira Williams literally wrote the book on it. She's the author of I'm Fangirling: Snarky Stories and
Baz tells a story about learning to let go and then completely forgets the moral. Marty McConnell joins us to talk poetry, perseverance, and tarot.
Election Night is upon us and Basilo is distracting himself by, of course, making a playlist. Afterward, he stops by to visit with old friend and certified badass, Aricka Foreman, about poetry, community, and general shenanigans. 
Ol Bazillionaire gives his final thoughts before the election. BONUS: Sneak peek of the new show, "Wokefield!"  Wokefield is produced and engineered by J.W. Basilo for Shame The Devil. Production copyright 2020, Shame The Devil Media. 
Big Announcements abound. An old friend stops by the studio to talk about Chicago poetry in the early 21st Century, our lives since surviving it, and the often cringe-worthy parts of publishing our stories.  
It's Columbus Day because of course it is. Greg Geffrard calls up via the talking picture box(tm) to talk about his life as an actor, poet, and activist in such an absurd time. Link to Greg's recent Ted talk:  https://www.tedxwrigleyville.com/w
Baz discusses an academic study on politically ideology, and then old friend/writer/performer Emily Rose stops by to class up the place. 
Hope springs eternal if you grit your teeth and scream into your own palm hard enough. Actor and producer Sarah Gise stops by to talk about hope, Hanson, and the ADHD Artist Podcast.  This episode is sponsored by Bribes By Larry. 
Bianca Phipps, a Real Live Human and author of "Crown Noble," stops by the studio to bless us with knowledge, tomfoolery, and being the queer you wish to see in the world.  
We're getting back in the swing of things. Basilo riffs on discovering exactly which kind of a-hole you are, and the members of the defunct Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre stop by via Zoom.This episode is brought to you by Hope, paid for by
Basilo is back in the studio and back on his bulls#*! to kick off Season 3 officially! The fascinating Davide Grody (writer, performer, musician) joins us all the way from Paris in an interview taped back in May of 2020 before everything went f
The madness hath descended as Season 3 creeps upon us and we're collectively too bored to notice. Fortunately, our buddy Tom Budday stops by to talk about education, empathy, and flexing on young poets. 
Season 3 begins in quarantine! This sh** is the proverbial nanners but we're back, albeit remotely. Joe Hernandez-Kolski (HBO, Netflix, Your Heart) calls in to start the engines on this new normal. We talk about what we're doing to get by, new
We take a bit of a deep dive into empathy. Storyteller, trash mouth, and new mom Stephanie Douglass stops by the studio (with a baby) to talk about producing a storytelling show, her time in Israel and Lebanon, and you know, like, kids and stuf
This is a fun one. Elizabeth Gomez (writer, performer, founder of Windy City Rollers) stops by the studio to talk about Roller Derby, digging through Dad's records, and embarrassing tales of personal grooming. 
Spring is creeping upon us like a single dude 8 minutes before last call. Alyssa Thordarson (Chicago Med, Empire, Your Dreams) stops by to talk inside baseball about a career in television, odd experiences in commercials, and her love of the Ro
Adrienne Gunn (Heaux, Chicago Magazine) stops by the studio the friends get into  embarrassing childhood music, show production, and Adrienne's often hilarious exploits writing an "experience" column. This is a fun one.
Correspondence is in the air. Baz writes to some high school students about sticking it to the man. Nick Fox calls in from a catamaran. it's feelings and friendship, man.
Baz discovers his own personal Christmas. Writer & actor Joseph Ramski stops by and the fellas talk about his new play, growing personally and musically, and a whole lot of Star Wars. 
If January is any indication, Earth is about to implode into itself like a crushed star. Anyway, the homie Teagan Walsh-Davis stops by to talk her new play, the delicious drama of early adulthood, and the blurring of genre in popular music.
Ol' Lovehandle Jones is back from break. Caroline Watson joins us in studio to her show, "Grandma's House," mental health, and the finer points of digital romance.  
Christmas is once again stuck in Ol Salty's craw. Max Thomas stops by and the boys have discuss masculinity, personal growth, and the changing face of comedy in Chicago and beyond. 
The holidays are upon us and nothing says Christmas like talking about your big stupid feelings. Melissa DuPrey stops by to talk gentrification, being generally "woo-woo," and her new play, "Good Grief."
Back after a short hiatus, Baz is joined by Daniel Santrella and Tyler Ryssemus of pop outfit Pretty Heavy. Their new single is available on various streaming platforms. Go get it!
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