‘Misfit From Malibu’ | Inside Voice 28

‘Conscious Comedian’ Abby Lodmer reads an excerpt from her untitled memoir.

Abby has more energy and interests than G*d. She is a Renaissance woman if there ever was one! Abby completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona with a major in Media Arts and minors in Religious Studies and Dance. Abby worked for the U of A’s Wellness Center, creating healing programs and delivering lectures about health and drug education. During that time, Abby also embarked upon an aerobics training program- and has taught dance, aerobics and yoga in various capacities for the past 14 years.

Abby is a passionate environmentalist, and co-founded the University’s Greek Recycling program. Abby went on to do her graduate studies in Geosciences and Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University, becoming a “Weather Girl” for 2 years, until she realized that her true calling was PURE PERFORMANCE, minus the science!~ (the teaching podium was her stage by day, and the comedy club, her venue by night)!

While at MSU, Abby taught undergraduate classes in communication/media, film and editing. Upon returning from graduate school, Abby studied metaphysics and healing through PLA (Perfect Love Awakening) ~ www.placlasses.org, and became a life coach.

Abby then received her teaching credential from California State University, Northridge and combined her trainings and studies to become a life coach/tutor/nutritional counselor for all subjects, ages, grades and learning levels!

Abby Lodmer continues to traverse the world, bringing LIGHT and HEALING through HUMOR! She has performed in comedy clubs across the globe, including the Improv and the Laugh Factory, and has been featured in both television and live shows, playing characters from Rizzo in Grease, The Musical, to the “TV Reporter” and the “Jewish Relative” among other characters in Michael Lucid’s show, Pretty Things, (http://prettythingstv.tumblr.com). Abby continues to uplift humanity through her show: Humor Healing Humanity, and through her stand-up comedy performances.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Abby Lodmer | Blog

Abby Lodmer |FB

Abby Lodmer | YouTube

Abby’s Organic Abundance

Humor Healing Humanity

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‘Mrs. Hogan’ | Inside Voice 27


Award-winning poet Patty Kinney reads her piece “Mrs. Hogan” published by Lifeboat Journal and “Song” by Adrienne Rich 1929-2012.

Nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize for her poem, How To Talk To Your Schizophrenic Child, Olympia native Patty Kinney’s work has appeared in: The Sun, Crab Creek Review; Floating Bridge Review; University of Iowa’s Examined Life Journal; and other places. She embraces yellow ranunculus and the moon. Patty holds an MFA in nonfiction/poetry from Antioch, Los Angeles and a BA from The Evergreen State College. She recently completed a full-length poetry collection, Fertility Is A Found Object that is being published by Last Word Press, coming Winter ’16 and is working on two memoirs. Adoptee, mom of six sons and army veteran, Kinney teaches memoir/poetry workshops, volunteers with at-risk youth, mentors new writers/poets and leads OlyWriters, a creative writing workshop. Patty writes and speaks about the sometimes messy intersection of art and life — mental illness, homelessness, addiction, relationships. “I use writing as a way to heal myself and connect with others so they might feel and tell their stories.”

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Patty Kinney | Blog

How To Talk To Your Schizophrenic Child | Pushcart Prize Nominated Poem

Crack and Jill | HipMama

Eat Your Vegetables | LTYM Seattle

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‘Becoming The Girl Detective’ | Inside Voice 26


Liz Catalano from Zoe vs. the Universe reads a chapter from her novel Becoming the Girl Detective about a girl who makes a deal with God to be Nancy Drew to save her brother’s life.

E.R Catalano is a writer and mother of one evil mastermind living in Brooklyn, NY. She writes a humor blog at www.zoevstheuniverse.com, and she’s a contributor to I Just Want to Be Perfect, The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets, and Never Will I Ever (and Then I Had Kids.) Her writing has also appeared on McSweeney’s, Scary Mommy, In the Powder Room and HaHas for HooHas, among others. You can follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zoevstheuniverse and on Twitter @zoevsuniverse.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Zoe vs. the Universe | Blog

Zoe vs. the Universe | FB

Motherhood: How to Maintain Your Professional Distance | The Huffington Post

HaHas for HooHas

In the Powder Room

McSweeney’s

MockMom

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‘Husbands Who Do Dishes Get More BJs, Says Science’ | Inside Voice 25


Joanna McClanahan from Ramblin’ Mama reads her satirical piece, ‘Husbands Who Do Dishes Get More BJs, Says Science.’

Joanna McClanahan is an Editor at MockMom. She’s also a Contributor at Sammiches & Psych Meds and has been published on Scary Mommy. You can find more from her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Ramblin’ Mama | FB

MockMom

Husbands Who Do Dishes Get More BJs, Says Science

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‘To G Or Not To G’ | Inside Voice 23


Alison Tedford from Sparkly Shoes and Sweat Drops reads her piece To G or Not To G. “Having giant boobs is like waking up in Thailand when you meant to go to Toronto”, these days she is in the market for something a little less exotic, like one of those built-in bra tank tops.

Alison Tedford is a funny suburban mom who can never find her keys. She is passionate about mental health, physical fitness and being a good parent. Alison likes naps and long walks on the patio with a skinny vanilla latte.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Sparkly Shoes and Sweat Drops

To G or Not To G

Contents Under Pressure

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

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‘Dead Bunny Hopping’ | Inside Voice 22


Joel Ryan from The Glad Stork reads his short dark fiction story ‘Dead Bunny Hopping.’ As it turns out, Little Bunny Foo Foo was kind of an asshole.

Joel Ryan is not a stork; he just pretends to be one on the Internet, creating absurd content as The Glad Stork about parenting, marriage, cubicle life, rap music, and more. In real life, he is a husband, father, cubicle dweller, writer, designer, photographer, humorist, children’s book author, illustrator and idiot. He can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and thegladstork.com.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

The Glad Stork

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

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‘Radical Expression’ | Inside Voice 21


Abby Byrd from Little Miss Perfect reads her fantastically funny essay Radical Expression. She takes us on a not so perfect journey to the Burning Man festival with her hipster douchebag ex-boyfriend as our tour guide.

Abby Byrd mothers, frets, writes, teaches, and corrects other people’s grammar in an undisclosed location on the East coast of the United States of America. Her work has appeared on Scary Mommy, BLUNTMoms, Mamalode, In The Powder Room, Sammiches and Psych Meds/MockMom, The Reject Pile, The Big Jewel, the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, and in two anthologies, Scary Mommy’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays and Martinis and Motherhood: Tales of Woe, Wonder, & WTF?! She is seeking an agent for a memoir about her decade-long search for a partner and why correct use of the semicolon may not be the most important quality in a mate. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Little Miss Perfect | Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Radical Expression

The Marriage Fairy “Wedding Porn Piece”

Fudgie The Bastard

Clowns For Christ

Clown Prayer

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‘C-Sections: The Easy Way Out’ | Inside Voice 20


Lola Lolita from Sammiches & Psych Meds reads her piece about what it feels like to take the easy way out during childbirth. You know, when you ‘choose’ to have surgery instead of breaking your vagina.

Lola Lolita runs SammichesPsychMeds.com and plays on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hobbies include introverting, determining how cheap the wine has to be before she can’t tolerate it, and trying to sleep while thinking about that one embarrassing thing she did in high school.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

C-Sections: The Easy Way Out

Sammiches & Psych Meds | Blog

Sammiches & Psych Meds | FB

MockMom | Blog

MockMom | FB

Instagram

Twitter

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‘8 Ways To Say Fuck You’ | Inside Voice 19


Jen Mann from People I Want to Punch in the Throat gives us the lowdown on ‘8 Ways to Say Fuck You’ – sit back and get ready to laugh, this one is hysterical!

Jen Mann is the hilarious New York Times best selling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges as well as several anthologies and short collections. Her books are inspired by her immensely popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat. Jen lives in Kansas with the Hubs and her two children, Gomer and Adolpha – no, those aren’t their real names, their real names are actually worse. Jen spends her free time crafting and volunteering with the PTO. Seriously.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

People I Want to Punch in the Throat | Blog

People I Want to Punch in the Throat | FB

8 Ways To Say Fuck You

I Just Want To Be Perfect

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