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HOW TO WATCH MY DINNER WITH ANDRE: Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.com http://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/ editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/   MINUTE 29 TRANSCRIPT ...today I think there's a very fascistic thing under "The Little Prince", you know, I...well, no, I think there's a kind of...I think a kind of S.S. totalitarian sentimentality in there somewhere. You know, there's something, you know, that...that love of, um...well, that masculine love of a certain kind of oily muscle, you know what I mean? I mean, I can't quite put my finger on it, but I can just imagine some beautiful S.S. man loving "The Little Prince". Now, I don't know why, but there's something wrong with it, it stinks. Wally: Well, didn't George tell me that you were gonna do a play that was based on "The Little Prince" Andre: Hmm. Well. What happened, Wally, was that fall I was in New York, and I met this young Japanese Buddhist priest named Kozan, and I thought he was Puck from the "Midsummer Night's Dream", you know, he had this beautiful, delicate smile. I thought he was the Little Prince.   OUR GUEST: Suzy Buttress is a podcaster: twitter.com/suzy_bee twitter.com/casualbirderpod IG: @casualbirderpodcast casualbirderpod.libsyn.com   ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thank you to Tara, see her graph: https://www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre/permalink/2191948041058821/ Voicemail: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Instagram: @mmwapod Be kind to each other—that’s all we’ve got.
We have a new phone number for leaving Actual Responses voicemails! Hear your voice on the show: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) WATCH MY DINNER WITH ANDRE: Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.com http://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/ editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/ MINUTE 28 TRANSCRIPT Derain, the third was André...I've got it written down somewhere...it...it's not Malraux...it's, like, someone...another of the surrealists. All "A"'s, and the fourth was Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who wrote "The Little Prince". And they'd shown these handprints to some kind of expert, without saying whose hands they belonged to, and under Exupéry's, it said that he was an artist, with very powerful eyes, who was a tamer of wild animals. So, I thought, this is incredible, you know. And I looked back to see when the issue came out. It came out on the newsstands May 12th, 1934, and I was born during the day of May 11th, 1934. So, that's what started me on, uh...Saint-Exupéry and "The Little Prince". Andre: Now, of course today OUR GUEST: Charlie Wildey is a writer and comedian twitter.com/charliewildey IG: charliedw.poems ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thank you to J.J. Voicemail: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Be kind to each other—that’s all we’ve got.
MINUTE 27 We have a new phone number for leaving Actual Responses voicemails! Hear your voice on the show: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.com http://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/ TRANSCRIPT: words, so, finally, I took my hand, I put it on a piece of paper, I outlined it with a pen, and I wrote in the center something like, "Your heart is in my hand.", something like that. And then, I went over to my brother's house to swim, cause he lives nearby in the country, and he has a pool. And he wasn't home. And I went into his library and he had bought at an auction the collected issues of Minotaure. You know, the surrealist magazine? Oh, it's a great, great surrealist magazine in the twenties and thirties and I...never...you know, I consider myself a bit of a surrealist. I had never, ever seen a copy of Minotaure. And here they all were, bound, year after year. Andre: So, at random, I picked one out, I opened it up, and there was a full-page reproduction of the letter "A" from Tenniel's Alice In Wonderland, and I thought, that...well, you know, it's been a day of coincidences, but that's not unusual that the surrealists would have been interested in Alice and I did a play of Alice, so, at random, I opened to another page and there were four handprints. One was André Breton, another was André Andre: And then I went and tried to write an answer to her letter, cause she'd written me a very long letter. But I just couldn't find the right OUR GUEST: Charlie Wildey is a writer and comedian twitter.com/charliewildey IG: charliedw.poems ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Kristina, twitter.com/spidershins Voicemail: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Be kind to each other—that’s all we’ve got.
MINUTE 26 We have a new phone number for leaving Actual Responses voicemails! Hear your voice on the show: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.com http://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/ TRANSCRIPT: the highway and watch the lights go from red to green and think, "How wonderful!" Andre: And then, one day, in the early fall, I was out in the country, walking in a field, and I suddenly heard a voice say, "Little Prince." And, of course, "The Little Prince" was a book that I always thought of as disgusting, childish treacle, but still, I thought, well, you know, if a voice comes to me in a field, I mean, this was the first voice I had ever heard. Maybe I should go and read the book. Now, that same morning I'd got a letter from a young woman who'd been in my group in Poland, and in her letter she'd written, "You have dominated me.", you know, she spoke very awkward English, so, she'd gone to the dictionary, and she'd crossed out the word "dominated" and she'd said, "No. The correct word is 'tamed.'" And then when I went to town and bought the book and started to read it, I saw that "taming" was the most important word in the whole book. By the end of the book, I was in tears, I was so moved by the story. Andre: And then I went and tried to write an answer to her letter, cause she'd written me a very long letter. But I just couldn't find the right OUR GUEST: Jason Klamm is a podcaster and actor: SEE HIM LIVE: Jason Klamm regularly appears in the live comedy stage show A Drinking Game: https://www.adrinkinggame.com/ Woody appears on Jason Klamm’s fantastic, popular, and long-running podcast Comedy On Vinyl, a personal dream come true: http://stolendress.com/comedyonvinyl/episode-262-woody-battaglia-on-dana-gould-funhouse/ He also has this amazing News Radio podcast Dispatches from Fort Awesome: http://www.stolendress.com/wp/podcasts-2/dispatches-from-fort-awesome-a-newsradio-podcast/ ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Jake Haller from Love Y.A. like crazy and other fine podcasts for his great response. Voicemail: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Be kind to each other—that’s all we’ve got.
MINUTE 25 We have a new phone number for leaving Actual Responses voicemails! Hear your voice on the show: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.com http://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/ TRANSCRIPT: George...uh, told me he'd seen you around that time. He said you looked like you'd come back from a war. Andre: Yeah, I remember meeting him. He...uh...he asked me a lot of friendly questions. I think I called you up, too, that summer, didn't I? Wally: Huh. I think I was out of town. Andre: Yeah, well, most...most people I met thought there was something wrong with me. They didn't say that but I could tell that that was what they thought. But, you see, what I think I experienced was, for the first time in my life, to know what it means to be truly alive. Now, that's very frightening, because with that comes an immediate awareness of death, cause they go hand in hand, you know, the kind of impulse that led to Walt Whitman, that led to "Leaves of Grass", you know, that feeling of being connected to everything means to also be connected to death. And that's pretty scary. But, I really felt as if I were floating above the ground, not walking, you know, and I could do things like go out to OUR GUEST: Jason Klamm is a podcaster and actor: THIS WEEK SEE HIM LIVE: Jason Klamm is appearing in the LA stage show A Drinking Game (the show where he sometimes play Wally Shawn) Saturday July 28 2018 at Acme Hollywood. They are performing a live staged reading of Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and Jason will be playing Phil Hartman's reporter character among others. Woody appears on Jason Klamm’s fantastic, popular, and long-running podcast Comedy On Vinyl, a personal dream come true: http://stolendress.com/comedyonvinyl/episode-262-woody-battaglia-on-dana-gould-funhouse/ He also has this amazing News Radio podcast Dispatches from Fort Awesome: http://www.stolendress.com/wp/podcasts-2/dispatches-from-fort-awesome-a-newsradio-podcast/ ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Jake Haller from Love Y.A. like crazy and other fine podcasts for his great response. Voicemail: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Be kind to each other—that’s all we’ve got.
MINUTE 24 We have a new phone number for leaving Actual Responses voicemails! Hear your voice on the show: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.com http://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/ TRANSCRIPT: of candles and torches, I mean, no church could have looked more beautiful. There was a simple ceremony, and one of them played the role of my godmother, and another played the role of my godfather, and I was given a new name. They called me Yendrush. And some of the people took it completely seriously and some of them found it funny, but, uh...I really felt that I had a new name. And then we had an enormous feast, with blueberries picked from the field, and chocolate someone had gone a great distance to buy, and raspberry soup, rabbit stew, and we sang Polish songs, and Greek songs, and everybody danced for the rest of the night. Wally: Hmm. Andre: Oh, I have a picture. See...this was...let's see. Oh, yeah, this was me in the forest. See? Wally: God! Andre: That's what I felt like. That's the state I was in. Wally: God. Yeah, I remember OUR GUEST: Katherine Fusco is an author and associate professor at University of Nevada, Reno: https://twitter.com/fuscowrites Katherine Fusco literally co-wrote THE book on Kelly Reichardt: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/23xbe2zy9780252041242.html​ Katherine Fusco has an article in The Atlantic on creative mothers portrayed in film this week: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/07/hereditary-and-the-monstrousness-of-creative-moms/564815/ ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to @taradunderdale for the Royport! Voicemail: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Be kind to each other—that’s all we’ve got.
MINUTE 23 We have a new phone number for leaving Actual Responses voicemails! Hear your voice on the show: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.comhttp://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/ TRANSCRIPT: ...to go off together in the forest was much more important than any kind of experiment the group could do as a whole. So...uh...about halfway through the week, we stumbled into a clearing in the forest and the two of them were fast asleep in each other's arms. It was around dawn, and we put flowers on them to let them know we'd been there, and then we crept away. And then, on the last day of our stay in the forest, these two showed up and they shook me by my hands, and they thanked me very much for the wonderful work they'd been able to do, you see. They understood what it was about. I mean, that, of course, poses the question of what was it about. But it has...has something to do with living. Andre: And...and then on the final day of our stay in the forest, the whole group did something so wonderful for me, Wally. They arranged a christening...a baptism for me and they...they filled the castle with flowers and it was...just a miracle of light because they had literally set up hundreds OUR GUEST: Katherine Fusco is an author and associate professor at University of Nevada, Reno: https://twitter.com/fuscowrites Katherine Fusco literally co-wrote THE book on Kelly Reichardt: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/23xbe2zy9780252041242.html​ Katherine Fusco has an article in The Atlantic on creative mothers portrayed in film this week: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/07/hereditary-and-the-monstrousness-of-creative-moms/564815/ ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Jacob H. and Cameron Tiller! Voicemail: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Be kind to each other—that’s all we’ve got.
MINUTE 22 We have a new phone number for leaving Actual Responses voicemails! Hear your voice on the show: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.com http://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/   TRANSCRIPT: drink a lot of beer and have a good dinner. Oh, and there was one girl, who wasn't in our group, but who just wouldn't leave, so we took her along with us. Wally: Huh. God. Well, tell me some of the other things you did with your group Andre: Well...oh, I remember once, when we were in the city we tried doing an improvisation, you know, the kind that I used to do in New York...uh...everybody's supposed to be on an airplane and they've all learned from the pilot there's something wrong with the motor. But what was unusual about this improvisation was that two people who participated in it fell in love. They've, in fact, married. And when we went...yeah, out of fear...of being on this plane, they fell in love, thinking they were going to die at any moment. And when we went to the forest, these two disappeared because they understood the...the experiment so well that they realized that OUR GUEST: Tara Dunderdale is a Podcaster and one of the great human beings: http://www.prattlepod.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/gh/podcast/death-prattle/id1142393342 www.twitter.com/prattlepod ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Jeremiah Parry-Hill for being our very first call-in actual responder! Voicemail: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Thanks, and be kind to each other—that’s all we’ve got.
MINUTE 21   We have a new phone number for leaving Actual Responses voicemails! Hear your voice on the show: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878)   Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.com http://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/   TRANSCRIPT: Andre: Then...I remember a very, very beautiful procession with the sheet, and there was somebody being carried below the sheet, you know, the sheet was like some great biblical canopy, and the entire group was weaving around the room and chanting. And then at one point, people were dancing, and I was dancing with a girl, and suddenly our hands began vibrating near each other like this...vibrating...vibrating, and we went down to our knees, and suddenly I was sobbing in her arms, and she was sort of cradling me in her arms, and then she started to cry too, and then we...then we just hugged each other for a moment, and...uh...then we joined the dance again. Andre: And then at a certain point, hours later, we returned to the singing of the song of Saint Francis, and that was the end of the beehive. And then, again, when it was over, it was just like the theater after a performance, you know, people sort of put on their earrings and their wristwatches and we went off to the railroad station to OUR GUEST: Tara Dunderdale is a Podcaster: http://www.prattlepod.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/gh/podcast/death-prattle/id1142393342 www.twitter.com/prattlepod ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Jake! Voicemail: MMWA-61-MUST (669-261-6878) myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Thanks to Jeremiah for the iTunes review! Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Thanks.
Bonus #3 In this bonus episode I talk to Tara Dunderdale of Death Prattle who provides her own unique perspective on the MMWA pilgrimage to Cincinnati Comic Expo to meet the great Wallace Shawn, and I seek advice on what to do next. OUR GUEST: Tara Dunderdale makes Death Prattle: www.prattlepod.com https://itunes.apple.com/gh/podcast/death-prattle/id1142393342 https://twitter.com/prattlepod Next Up: Minutes 21 and 22 also with Tara!          
MINUTE 20   Library access to stream/borrow the movie (not comprehensive): www.kanopystreaming.com http://www.worldcat.org/title/my-dinner-with-andre/oclc/910115906/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br https://www.hoopladigital.com/   Transcript: two people in my group had brought musical instruments, a flute and a drum, which, of course, are sacred instruments...was that sometimes the room would break up into six or seven different things going on at once, you know, six or seven different improvisations, all of which seemed, in some way, related to each other, it was...it was like a magnificent cobweb.   Andre: And at one point, I noticed that Grotowski was at the center of one group huddled around a bunch of candles that they'd gathered together. And like a little child, fascinated by fire, I saw that he had his hand right in the flame and was holding it there. And as I approached his group, I wondered if I could do it. I put my left hand in the flame and I found I could hold it there for as long as I liked, and there was no burn and no pain. But when I tried to put my right hand in the flame, I couldn't hold it there for a second, so Grotowski said, "If it burns, try to change some little thing in yourself." And I tried to do that...didn't work. ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Jeremiah P myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Thanks.
MINUTE 19 So happy to be back! You can hear this podcast being mentioned on a great episode of Judge John Hodgman  here: http://www.maximumfun.org/judge-john-hodgman/judge-john-hodgman-episode-346-check-pleas Transcript: Andre: Now, you could easily see, cause we're talking about group trance, where the line between something like this, and something like Hitler's Nuremberg rallies is, in a way, a very thin line.   Andre: Anyway, after about an hour of this wild, hypnotic dancing, Grotowski and I found ourselves sitting opposite each other in the middle of this whole thing, and we threw the teddy bear back and forth. You know, on one...on one level, you could say this is childish. And I gave the teddy bear suck, suddenly, at my breast, and then I threw the teddy bear to him, and he gave it suck at his breast, and then the teddy bear was thrown up into the air again, at which there was another explosion of form into...something, and these...suppose it like, you know, this is the...this...there's something like a kaleidoscope, like a human kaleidoscope, the evening was made up of shiftings of the kaleidoscope.   Andre: Now, the only other things that I remember, other than constantly trying to guide this thing, which was always involved with either movement, rhythm, repetition or song...or chanting, because, uh, ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Kristina May myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Thanks.
  In this special episode I recount the thrilling conclusion of the story of me meeting WALLACE SHAWN HIMSELF at Cincinnati Comic Expo this past weekend, with the help of podcaster and great friend of mine Alexandra Bowser! OUR GUEST: Alexandra Bowser makes Arthur Mommy Movie Time: https://www.arthurmommmymovietime.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arthur-mommy-movie-time/id1227861542?mt=2 https://www.facebook.com/ArthurMommyMovieTime/   PEOPLE WHO MADE THE CINCINNATI TRIP POSSIBLE: Kristina May J.J. Pelechaty Alexandra Bowser Tara Dunderdale Talcott Starr Jillian Guyette Thank you and I love you all myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Thanks.  
In this special episode I recount the first half of the story of me meeting WALLACE SHAWN HIMSELF at Cincinnati Comic Expo this past weekend, with the help of podcaster and great friend of mine Alexandra Bowser! Part two of this story will come out Friday so stick tuned. OUR GUEST: Alexandra Bowser makes Arthur Mommy Movie Time: https://www.arthurmommmymovietime.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arthur-mommy-movie-time/id1227861542?mt=2 https://www.facebook.com/ArthurMommyMovieTime/   PEOPLE WHO MADE THE CINCINNATI TRIP POSSIBLE: Kristina May J.J. Pelechaty Alexandra Bowser Tara Dunderdale Talcott Starr Jillian Guyette Thank you and I love you all myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Part 2 of this bonus ep will drop tomorrow, Friday the 29th. Thanks.
MINUTE 18: We’re moving to a once-weekly schedule on Wednesdays! Update your podcast calendars or just let those sweet episodes roll into your app as usual! Transcript: taking off their jewelry and their watches, and stowing it away, and making sure it's all secure. And then, slowly, people arrived, the way they would arrive at the theater, in ones and twos and tens and fifteens and what have you, and we were just sitting there, and we were singing this very beautiful song, and people started to sit with us and started to learn the song. Andre: Now, there is, of course, as in any performance or improvisation, an instinct for when things are gonna get boring. So, at a certain point, it may only have taken an hour to get there, an hour and a half, I suddenly grabbed this teddy bear and threw it in the air, at which a hundred and forty or thirty people suddenly exploded, you know, it was like a...a Jackson Pollack painting, you know. Human beings exploded out of this tight little circle that was singing the song, and before I knew it, there were two circles, dancing, you know, one dancing clockwise, the other dancing counterclockwise, with this rhythm mostly from the waist down. In other words, like an American Indian dance, with this thumping, persistent rhythm. OUR GUEST: Malcolm Whitfield Is A Comedian: https://www.facebook.com/MalcolmWhitfieldComedy/ https://www.instagram.com/marvelous_mal/ www.twitter.com/marvelous_mal www.malcolmwhitfield.com HIs Radio Show: www.mixcloud.com/almosttuesday ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Thomas and Betzalel myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Thanks.
Putting this back in the feed today to commemorate the last episode of The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn and his Reddit AMA (link below). Getting back on track with new MMWA episodes with Malcolm Whitfield/Episode 18 tomorrow morning. DO THE AMA: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/6t3859/i_just_interviewed_16_of_the_worlds_greatest/ THEN LISTEN: Woody interviews Jesse Thorn, host of Bullseye for NPR and owner of the Maximum Fun podcast network about his new project The Turnaround, in which he interviews famous interviewers (such as Ira Glass, Terry Gross, Larry King and yes, Werner Herzog) about the art of asking questions and getting answers. We discuss: The Turnaround: http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/the-turnaround Bullseye  http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/bullseye Jordan, Jesse, Go! http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/jordan-jesse-go Judge John Hodgman: http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/judge-john-hodgman More great WAYO programming: wayofm.org and full Almost Tuesday Archives at mixcloud.com/almosttuesday
MINUTE 17: Any suggestions for new/different segments to the show? Any suggestions for who should be a guest? Send an email or join the Facebook group! TRANSCRIPT: and you thank God for your life, and it...uh...it repeats itself over and over again, and this became our theme song. I really must play this thing for you one day because you just can't believe that a group of people who don't know how to sing could create something so beautiful. So, I decided that when the people arrived for the beehive that our group would already be there singing this very beautiful song, and that we would simply sing it over and over again. Andre: One of the people decided to bring her very large teddy bear, you know, well, she's a little afraid of this event, and...uh...somebody wanted to bring a...a sheet, and somebody else wanted to bring a large bowl of water, in case people got hot or thirsty, and somebody suggested that we have candles, that there be no artificial light, but candlelight. And I remember watching people preparing for this evening. Of course, there was no makeup, and there were no costumes, but it was exactly the way that people prepare for a performance, you know, people sort of taking OUR GUEST: Malcolm Whitfield Is A Comedian: https://www.facebook.com/MalcolmWhitfieldComedy/ https://www.instagram.com/marvelous_mal/ www.twitter.com/marvelous_mal www.malcolmwhitfield.com HIs Radio Show: www.mixcloud.com/almosttuesday ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Tyrion Lannister! myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Episode/Minute 18 drops Friday the 4th Thanks.
  MINUTE: 16 Late again, I'm sorry. Figuring out life stuff while doing the podcast has proven more challenging than I had originally imagined. Expect episode 16 tomorrow! TRANSCRIPT: And he said, "Well, certainly, in fact...why don't you, with your group, lead the beehive instead of participating in one?" Well, you know, I...I got very nervous, you know, and I said, "Well, what is a beehive?" He said, ''Well...a beehive is...at eight o'clock a hundred strangers come into a room." And I said, "Yes?" He said, "Yes, and whatever happens is a beehive." I said, "Yes, but what am I supposed to do?" He said, "That's up to you." I said, "No, no. I really don't want to do this. I'll just participate." And he said, "No, no. You lead the beehive." Andre: Well, I was terrified, Wally, I mean, in a way, I felt on stage. I did it anyway. Wally: God, well...tell me about it. Andre: You see, there was this song. I have a tape of it, I can play it for you one day. And it's just unbelievably beautiful. You see, one of the women in our group knew a few fragments of this song of Saint Francis, and it's a song in which you thank God for your eyes, and you thank God for your heart, and you thank God for your OUR GUEST: Hayden Maxwell is a Podcaster and Comedian: twitter.com/OnlytheBest4HM PERFORMING LIVE THIS SUNDAY: 8pm @ Vital Joint in Brooklyn: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260138010775580/ His Podcast, Only The Best For Hayden Maxwell Find it on Apple Podcasts And Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/haydenmaxwell And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlythebestforhaydenmaxwell/ ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Suzy! myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Episode/Minute 17 drops Wednesday the 2nd Thanks.  
MINUTE: 15 Late again, I'm sorry. Figuring out life stuff while doing the podcast has proven more challenging than I had originally imagined. Expect episode 16 tomorrow! TRANSCRIPT: Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I come from...and where am I going? But instead of applying them to a role, you apply them to yourself. Wally: Hmm. Andre: Or, to look at it a little differently in a way, it's like going right back to childhood, where a group of children simply come into a room, or are brought into a room, without toys, and begin to play. Grown-ups were learning how to play again. Wally: So, you would...uh...all sit together somewhere and...uh...you would play in some way but what would you actually do? Andre: Well, I could give you a good example. You see, we worked...uh...together for a week in the city before we went off to our forest and, of course, Grotowski was there in the city, too, and...I heard that every night, he conducted something called a beehive, and I loved the sound of this beehive so...a night or two before we were supposed to go off to the country, I grabbed him by the collar, and I said, "Listen, about this beehive, you know, I'd kind of like to participate in one, just...instinctively, I feel it would be something interesting." OUR GUEST: Hayden Maxwell is a Podcaster and Comedian: twitter.com/OnlytheBest4HM PERFORMING LIVE THIS SUNDAY: 8pm @ Vital Joint in Brooklyn: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260138010775580/ His Podcast, Only The Best For Hayden Maxwell Find it on Apple Podcasts And Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/haydenmaxwell And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlythebestforhaydenmaxwell/ ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Suzy! myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Episode/Minute 16 drops Saturday the 29th Thanks.
MINUTE 14: What is the difference between ourselves and the parts we play, on stage and in life? Transcript: --someone to have an impulse to do something. Now, in a way that's...that's something like a...a theatrical improvisation, uh, you know, if you were a director working on a play by Chekhov, you might have the actors playing the mother, the son, and the uncle all sit around in a room and do a made-up scene that isn't in the play, for instance, you might say to them "All right, let's say that it's a rainy Sunday afternoon on Sorin's estate and you're all trapped in the drawing room together." And then everyone would improvise, saying and doing what their character might say and do in that circumstance.   Andre: Except that in this type of improvisation, the kind we did in Poland, the theme is oneself. So, you follow the same law of improvisation, which is that you do whatever your impulse, as the character, tells you to do, but in this case, you're the character. So there's no imaginary situation to hide behind and there's no other person to hide behind. What you're doing, in fact, is you're asking those same questions that Stanislavsky said the actor should constantly ask himself as a character: OUR GUEST: Dewey Lovett Is A Comedian: www.twitter.com/dewey_lovett Catch her show WTF with Marc Maron Hosted by Dewey Lovett Sponsored by Stamps.com in New York ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Jake and Suzy! myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Episode/Minute 15 drops Wednesday the 26th Thanks.
Minute 13: Sorry about the tardiness folks! Minute 13 today, minute 14 tomorrow, Saturday 7/22. Thanks for your understanding. Transcript: and this wonderful group of young men and women. And the forest he had found us was absolutely magic but, you know, it was a huge forest, I mean, the trees were so large that four or five people linking their arms couldn't get their arms around the trees. So we were camped out beside the ruins of this tiny little castle and we would eat around this great stone slab that served as a sort of a table. And our schedule was that usually we'd start work around sunset and then generally we'd work until about 6:00 or 7:00 in the morning, and then, because the Poles love to sing and dance, we'd sing and dance until about 10:00 or 11:00 in the morning, and then we'd have our food, which was generally bread, jam, cheese, and tea, and then we'd sleep from around noon to sunset. Andre: Now, technically, of course...technically, the situation is a very interesting one because, if you find yourself in a forest with a group of 40 people who don't speak your language, then all your moorings are gone. Wally: What do you mean exactly? Andre: Well, what we'd do is just sit there and wait-- OUR GUEST: Dewey Lovett Is A Comedian in New York City: www.twitter.com/dewey_lovett Look out for her show: WTF With Marc Maron Hosted by Dewey Lovett Sponsored by Stamps.com ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Jake and Suzy! myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Episode/Minute 14 drops Saturday the 22nd Thanks.
MINUTE 12:   If you like the show tell all your friends! If you hate the show tell all your friends!   Transcript: --and maybe I can give it to you."   Andre: So I said, "Well, if you could give me forty Jewish women who speak neither English nor French, either women who've been in the theater for a long time and want to leave it but don't know why, or young women who love the theater, but have never seen a theater they could love, and if these women could play the trumpet or the harp, and if I could work in a forest, I'd come."   Andre: A week later, or two weeks later, he called me from Poland and he said, "Well, forty Jewish women, that's a little hard to find." But he said, "I do have forty women. They all pretty much fit the definition." And he said, "I also have some very interesting men but you don't have to work with them. These are all people who have in common the fact that they're questioning the theater. They don't all play the trumpet or the harp, but they all play a musical instrument, and none of them speak English." And he'd found me a forest, Wally, and the only inhabitants of this forest were some wild boar and a hermit. So that was an offer I couldn't refuse. I had to go.   OUR GUEST: Brandie Posey Is A Comedian: www.twitter.com/brandazzle www.brandieposey.com Her Album: https://itunes.apple.com/album/opinion-cave/id1079720150?i=1079720371&app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D5 Her Podcast: http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/lady-to-lady   ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Scott, Tilco and Jake! myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Episode/Minute 13 drops Wednesday the 19th Thanks.
MINUTE 11:   Transcript: And we talked about his wife, Chiquita, and his two children, Nicolas and Marina. Andre: And I...I'd stayed back... Wally (narration): Finally, I got around to asking him what he'd been up to in the last few years. Wally: ...I'm just dying to hear it. Andre: Really? Wally: Really. Wally (narration): At first, he seemed a little reluctant to go into it. So, I just kept asking, and finally, he started to answer. Andre: ...conference on paratheatrical work then. And, uh...this must have been about...five years ago and, uh, Grotowski and I were walking along Fifth Avenue and we were talking, you see, he'd invited me to come to teach that summer in Poland, you know, to teach a workshop to actors and directors and whatever and...I had told him that I didn't want to come, because, really, I had nothing left to teach. I had nothing left to say. I didn't know anything. I couldn't teach anything. Exercises meant nothing to me anymore. Working on scenes from plays seemed ridiculous. I...I didn't know what to do, I mean, I just couldn't do it. Andre: So he said, "Why don't you tell me anything you'd like to have if you did a workshop for me, no matter how outrageous,   OUR GUEST: Brandie Posey Is A Comedian: www.twitter.com/brandazzle www.brandieposey.com Her Album: https://itunes.apple.com/album/opinion-cave/id1079720150?i=1079720371&app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D5 Her Podcast: http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/lady-to-lady   ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Jonathan, Aubrey, Tara, Tilco, and Pat! myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Episode/Minute 12 drops Friday the 14th Thanks.
MINUTE 10:   Transcript: Waiter: Ready for your order? Andre: Ah...yes. Uh, the aranygaluska. How...how do you prepare that? Wally (narration): Andre seemed to know an awful lot about the menu. I didn't understand a word of it. Waiter: Very good, I think. Andre: Mmm...no, I...I think I'll have the cailles aux raisins... Waiter: Very good. Andre: ...the quail. Wally: Oh, quails! I'll have that as well. Waiter: Two. Andre: Great. Wally: Great! Andre: And then I think, to begin with, the terrine de poissons. Waiter: Yes. Wally: What is that? Andre: Uh, it's a sort of pâté...light...made of fish. Wally: Does it have bones in it? Andre: No bones. Perfectly safe. Wally: Well...um. What is the, um, bramborová polévka? Waiter: It's a potato soup. It's quite delicious. Wally: Oh, well, that's...great. I'll have that. Waiter: Thank you very kindly. Andre: Thank you very much. Wally: Well. And when was the last time... Wally (narration): So we talked for a while about my writing and my acting. And about my girlfriend, Debbie.   OUR GUEST: Kay May Yard is not on social media, but see her in plays and modeling in The Bay Area   ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Laura, Tara, and Jake, myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Episode/Minute 11 drops Wednesday the 12th Thanks.
MINUTE 9:   Transcript: Waiter: ...if you feel like sitting down. Wally: Oh. Andre: Yes, thank you. Wally (narration): I was beginning to realize that the only way to make this evening bearable would be to ask Andre a few questions. Asking questions always relaxes me. In fact, I sometimes think that my secret profession is that I'm a private investigator, a detective. I always enjoy finding out about people, even if they're in absolute agony, I always find it very...interesting. Wally: By the way, is he still thin? Andre: What? Wally: Grotowski. Is he still thin? Andre: Oh, absolutely. Oh, waiter? Uh, I think we can do without this. Waiter 2: Yes, sir. Andre: Thank you. Wally: What about this one? Andre: Seven swimming shrimp.   OUR GUEST: Kay May Yard is not on social media, but see her in plays and modeling in The Bay Area   ACTUAL RESPONSES: Thanks to Tara, Jake, and Scott from Nebraska myminutewithandre@gmail.com with any questions/comments OR: Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/myminutewithandre Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmwapod Review us on iTunes and tell all your weirdo friends! Episode/Minute 10 drops Friday the 7th Thanks.
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Created by
Woody battaglia
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
May 31st, 2017
Latest Episode
Oct 8th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
34
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes
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No
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Episodic
Language
English

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