what's your yarn worth? w/ andy farnsworth

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Dec 30, 2015

Ali Pearl, author of the recent New York Times Modern Love article 'On Tinder, Off Sex,' and I discuss: the intimacy of listening to Enya together; our emotional exhibitionism; and a grudge I had against her for not putting me in her article. I also take her to meet Chango—those badass EDM subway performers in Union Square wearing Mexican wrestling masks you may have been lucky enough to experience.

On Tinder, Off Sex

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#‎AliRachelPearl #ModernLove #‎OnTinderOffSex #‎Changoliveset #‎Comedy #‎Podcast #SelfHelp #‎EDM #‎NYC #‎WYYW #UnionSquare

Dec 16, 2015

Over a year in the making, this epic episode of What's Your Yarn Worth spans several conversations with NYC comedian Aalap Patel. From Alpha Donuts in Queens, along Avenue A in the village, 3 of Andy's apartments, a rooftop in Brooklyn, and into the dark heart of one of New York's most beloved funny men. 

[Correction: The poem that I read about 22 minutes in to this episode is by Greg Koehler and his name is actually pronounced "Keeler." Originally published in Ninth Letter as "Heart River Dirge," the poem is now titled "Mutual Testament" in the as of yet unpublished manuscript "Style, Elements." For now it's here. Check out Greg on Instagram. I've loved that poem for years and was finally able to track him down recently and get to know him a bit.]

#WYYW #NYC #Queens #Brooklyn #SelfHelp #Comedy #GregKoehler #NinthLetter

Nov 25, 2015

How ducks have sex; ways to call in sick to work; and "food brain"--just a few of the topics covered during this fantastic conversation with LA comedian Barbara Gray. We walked through Prospect Park in Brooklyn on a crisp afternoon and watched fall ripen around us. Listen to this episode of What's Your Yarn Worth? with Andy Farnsworth and then go listen to her on the popular Lady 2 Lady podcast over there on Maximum Fun. 

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#Ducks #Sex #Lady2Lady #BarbaraGray #Sauce

Nov 18, 2015

I hope that this conversation with one of the best and brightest French people I know makes up for my lack of insightful commentary on the situation in France. Sami Bronowski is a NYC comedian who walked around Manhattan with me back in April. (I've been sitting on this episode because I was worried you guys might think it's too difficult/distracting to listen to a lively conversation which sometimes battles the sounds of dump trucks and helicopters.) We talked about the usual stuff: girls, mimicking people, food, death, and a lot of other very French type stuff. It's worth a listen. Very John Cage-esque if you go in for that sort of thing. 


Nov 9, 2015

Livia Scott is not only a freakishly funny and compassionate person, who I was stoked to get to spend an afternoon in Prospect Park with, she also offers a compelling theory about my childhood that helped me find my inner 2nd-grader's Walter White. She explains the origins of her body suit and why she is so proud of a particular song she wrote, one that confirms all my worst fears about my genitals. Listen as we "embarrass our way to the right hand of God." And go see Livia in her shiny suit on the Livia Scott Sketch Program at the UCB Chelsea this Wednesday, November 11, at 9:30


Oct 13, 2015

An honest, unvarnished conversation with James Greco: painter, inner monologue coach, and person I respect and love a whole lot. There's literally zero production on this first episode. Just a straight, conversational document. Pretty much every instinct I had at the time told me not to put this out there, but my friend Tasha listened to it and told me not to trust my instincts. It's advice that served as a guide for all the episodes that have followed. Anti-instincts.

I'd say this episode is intense but what's intense you know? I probably wouldn't listen to it in front of kids, but maybe you're running some kind of experiment. Here you go.

You can check out James Greco's work here


[Correction: Just FYI I got a little carried away in this one when I was talking about the baby-smuggling grade school teacher. I actually didn't have her as a teacher. It was my sister that had her. Also, the teacher in high school I was talking about was actually "Mrs. Mishler" not Mueller. Don't know why I said those things.]