Wandering the Aisles w/ Andy Farnsworth
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Wandering the Aisles w/ Andy Farnsworth is the 3rd season of What’s Your Yarn Worth? 2 years in the making, the show documents impulse buys, thefts, and meandering grievances of everyday people in the American retail wasteland, and beyond.
||ExplicitSN3:EP2 "Slightly Dating"||A trip to Wal-Mart, a recent MS diagnosis, sobriety, dating in recovery, and a reconciliation with Lauryn Bunker. We spend a lot of time talking in my car, yelling and trading stories. Lauryn shouts at a man while driving past the strip club, and I...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN3:EP1 "Famous Last Worlds"||Andy sets the stage for the first season of Wandering the Aisles. A trip to the Mormon Goodwill, known in Utah as "Deseret Industries," with photographer Natalie Simpson. Their afternoon thrift store odyssey yields Andy an old lady chair and an...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN2:EP5 "Ear Hustling w/ Sharron Paul"||A harrowing camp story and comedian and actor Sharron Paul. You might recognize her once we start talking. She’s the voice of the mom, Francine, on the kids cartoon Fanny Fun Facts on Amazon, and she’s also in a webseries called...||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN2:EP4 "Emotional Graffiti w/ Tim Racine & Athena Desai"||Tim Racine and I on: cats that try to separate us from our lovers; frozen gummy bears; and lying about Pantera. Also, former NPR reporter Athena Desai ties a bow on a 14-year-old audio clip mystery I've been trying to get my head around since I left...||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN2:EP3 "On Being in Jeff Simmermon's Apt. When He's Not There"||A tiny documentary on what it's like to be in a friend's apartment when they're not there. Followed by me and Jeff talking about: people who don’t wring out the kitchen sponge; getting way deep into the nature of storytelling (he helps coach me...||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN2:EP2 "Walking to an Audition with Katina Corrao"||For better or worse, this episode is likely one of the first podcasts ever to provide an audio chronicle of the day before a colonoscopy. This week my walking companion is Katina Corrao. Much has been written about her positivity,...||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN2:EP1 "Trap, Neuter, Return, w/ Margaret Dodge"||Margaret Dodge is my traveling companion this week. Recorded in two parts: October 25th, 2015, on a visually and aurally beautiful day in Central Park; then, deeper into our respective issues and into the belly of her new apartment/feral cat cave...||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN1:EP9 "Eric Aleman, The Barber of Sunset Park"||This week I visit Eric Aleman, owner of the storied King of Kings Barber Shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I’ve been going to him for a couple years and it's always an odyssey which begins on my scalp and ends in my heart. Eric, like a lot...||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN1:EP8 "The Sacred Struggle of Bedtime with Julie Kottakis and 'The Kid'"||It's one thing to be invited into the home of a comic, but to see them in the thick of motherhood is, to me, like the spotted owl of documentary conversation. Today's episode is a sort of extreme form of eavesdropping. An audio portrait...||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN1:EP7 "Marc Gerber 1-800-BAD-TOUCH"||It's impossible to tell the story of how I know comedian and psychologist Marc Gerber without getting into a host of sordid and vulnerable-making trauma from my past. He offered some perspective back in June that changed my life and comedy. Gerber is...||1/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN1:EP6 "Ali Pearl Meets Chango"||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...||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN1:EP5 "Aalap Patel There and Back Again"||A Year and a Half in the Life of Aalap Patel||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN1:EP4 "Barbara Gray Stops Fighting Food"||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...||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN1:EP3 "Sami Bronowski, Present French"||"I'm here. I'm still here. I'm talking. You like me. I like you. We're together. It's happening. Yes. Yes."||11/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN1:EP2 "Child Power with Livia Scott"||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...||11/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSN1:EP1 "James Greco Living Out Loud"||The inaugural episode of this podcast. (Originally "What's Your Yarn Worth? w/ Andy Farnsworth.") An honest, unvarnished conversation with James Greco: painter, inner monologue coach, and person I respect and love a whole lot. There's literally...||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Be the silent third wheel.
Go on, be the non-talkative friend along for the walk. You never know what you'll hear. I don't know how Andy forgets about the mic, especially since he is so...angsty...in the intros, but when he's doing the podcast, you feel like you're really just hearing an intimate conversation between friends. And he seems to have some great ones. They are smart and funny and I'm looking forward to "meeting" more of them. Andy's own history serves as the backdrop for many of these conversations of course, but the wisdom shared in these podcasts could apply to anyone's lives - and you'll get some good laughs too.
Atmospheric, emotional, sweet and serious. Andy sounds like a great friend to have on a rainy day.
This Podcast Has Terroir
This podcast is incredible. The conversations Andy has with fascinating people have weight, depth, and a sense of place. I unreservedly recommend that you listen to these episodes. When you do, you will inhabit them. You'll wear them like you'd wear a big floppy wool sweater knitted by someone who loved you at the time but now lives far away and knits sweaters for other deserving people.