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Call for Submissions – Brain Beans Live presents FEAR!

14463117_1825313237687217_5183598287940478304_nGOOD NEWS- we’re doing a *SPECIAL* edition of Brain Beans Live this month! We are looking for scary stories for the Halloween night FEAR. Ghost stories, clown stories, monsters both fictitious and real. Anything that scared you. No restrictions other than that stories need to be true and 10-15 minutes long or so. You’ll also need to be available for the event which will creep up on us Tuesday October 25 at Urban Artifact. Send us submissions here on Facebook or submissions@brainbeanspodcast.com.

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Episode 11 – Trip

13319715_1774951649390043_4835815337053221767_nThis is the very first episode featuring stories from a Brain Beans Live Event! Well. Sort of.The audio was corrupted and lost for good. But I happened to have recorded two of our story tellers during their pitch, so all is not lost. The theme for the night was “Trip”.

Story #1 is from Aaron who tells a tale of being on an acid trip will vacationing in a lake town unknown to him. Hilarity ensues.

The second story is from Maria, who 20 years ago ended up in a shady part of town looking to buy some weed and gets a lot more than she bargained for.

Pictured to the left are Scot and I at the Trip event in May.

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Call for Submissions – Brain Beans Live!

Brain Beans Live is seeking submissions from storytellers for our inaugural show’s theme: TRIP/ped/ing/s. Did you take an amazing vacation? Have a wild drug-fueled night? Trip and fall in front of someone important? Something we haven’t thought of? Stories should be approximately 10-15 minutes in length and based on a real life experience. No notes, you get to share your experience as real and raw as you recall before a live audience. Stories will be recorded and podcasted. Please send pitches to casey@brainbeanspodcast.com by May 10, 2016. Brain Beans Live will be performed at Urban Artifact Tuesday May 31 at 8pm. “

For event details, check out the event page on Facebook

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Episode 10 – The Fall

This episode12936665_10207280414341730_8728556497233490600_n features a story from my friend Scot Howell about an accident that happened some years ago. Just one story this week!

Pictured to the left is this week’s storyteller.

Scot and I are in the baby stages of created a local Cincinnati story telling night. We don’t have a lot of details yet, but it should be a great time and we’re excited for the first show this summer. You can keep up with updates here at the website or on Facebook, just look up Brain Beans.

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Episode 8 – Work Stories

Oh hi, it’s me again! SORRY. But I’m back now. I took the summer off to go see a lot of fun shows and comedians and get skinny. I didn’t mean to take off so much time!

I didn’t really have a corresponding photo for this episode either. So, also, sorry. I’m full of apologies.

Both stories this week are from me and are stories that took place during my job. The first is about a devious tenant and the second is about what happens when you show a house and the homeowner isn’t expecting you.

This episode featured music from the band You, You’re Awesome in the second story.

The last 10 minutes are so feature just a little catching-up and a commitment from me to try something new. But there’s no story there.  It might be boring to you. If you’re some kind of jerk.

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Episode 7 – Embarrassment

788652891_11901fd19f_oThis is an ancient selfie from the dawn of selfies when I was working at the pizzeria.  Note the kitchen apron.

Both stories this week are from me. The first story is not so embarrassing for young me as it is for the other guy. Story number 2 is what happened to me when the tables were turned in a very bizarre way.

This episode featured music from the band You, You’re Awesome.

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Several of the sound effects on this episode came from freeSFX.com. Some episodes also feature freeware audio loops.  Under the ‘links’ tab you can find where to download each of these loops and other sites with songs and loops available for download that are used on this podcast.

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Episode 5 – Ghost Stories

This episode was supposed to be all ghost stories.  The problem is that I was trying to tell ghost stories with my drunk friends and it ended up being drunk girl talk with a couple ghost stories at the end.  I think we needed a little light hearted fun after a few heavy episodes though, right?  None of the gals in this weeks episode are credited because I don’t think anyone wants this silliness on their permanent record!

1129699This is the house featured in my ghost story.  It’s gorgeous, right?

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Episode 4 – Growing Up Online

788648283_52041507c6_oThis is part one of a 2 part series. That is the plan, lest there be even more dating stories that come my way in the next few weeks and it is expanded to a 3rd part. This story is from me, and it is is about dating digitally. I started chatting online when I was 10 years old, believe it or not. The dating- more like chatting with intention to meet- came around 13 or 14. To the left is a photo of me when I was about 17 or possibly just after my 18th birthday, taken with my webcam in my bedroom (stuffed animals, futon, and all).

This episode features music from my friends The Lions Rampant and Lisa Cantrell who is also the creator and host of the podcast An Inexact Science.

Look for part 2 of this episode in the coming weeks! Subscribe on iTunes or add Brain Beans to your RSS for updates.  You can also keep up with us through the social media icons at the top right of your screen.  Add us on Facebook, like us, comment, subscribe, rate, review, share, and then take a nice hot bath because you’ve done a lot for us.

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Tig Notaro Live Show in Columbus Last Night

Yesterday my pal Corrie and I drove a couple of hours to Columbus to see Tig Notaro preform again.

Neither of us had ever been to The Bluestone for any reason and we were both pretty blown away with how gorgeous and clean and well maintained the place was.  Hell, they even had a handsome 17 year old taking our $5 parking payment.  (ugh, I’m going to jail now I think).  Neither of us could think of anything in Cincinnati that compares, but was sort of like the former Southgate House (now the Thompson House) if it was super clean and thoughtfully renovated.  It was so pristine, from the white folding chairs to the glass surrounding the balcony.  No a single initial scratched in the glass.  What was it, magic glass?  Some respectful-ass Columbus residents?  With a good amount of traffic and some light snow/rain on the way in, we arrived only about 1/2 an hour before the show began.  I had really wanted to get up close like a proper creep, but we found that there were prime empty seats in the balcony.  Creeping from above is great too! Plus the balcony had its own bar with zero wait and $6 well cocktails. In all of the excitement and day long panic attack I literally didn’t remember to eat anything after like 1:00 pm yesterday.  So, cheap and short-lived drunk, basically.  It was already shaping up to be the perfect show.

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 This was our vantage point from the balcony.

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 There was a pretty large population of straights in the audience.  Because comedy transcends sexual orientation, you guys.

IMG_4636No one ever sat in the seats behind us, though most of the front row seats finally filled up right before show time.  Still, super intimate up there.

Tig’s set ended up being pretty much identical to the set she preformed just a few months ago in Cincinnati.  Which is, you know, totally expected.  But it was still completely hilarious and wonderful and I enjoyed every second of it.  After a few more months of practice, some of the stories were even richer in depth and detail and humorosity.  We laughed ’till we cried and heckled her only a little.

After the show I had every intention of saying hi to Tig’s face.  I found myself standing in line and sweating like a whore in church, despite the fact that Corrie  was wearing her winter coat (along with everyone else in line) and holding mine while little sweat droplets fell out of my sleeveless tank and I fluffed my hair nervously.  Tig was as gracious as always, taking her time to sign the poster that I bought.  She asked who to make it out to and I pointed to my name on my vest.  She asked “Is that it?” and I though for too long then asked if it would make me a jerk to ask her to correct a mistake she had made on my vest when she signed it last time.  I think I asked her if it would make me a jerk about 47 times.

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“You, um, forgot to write the ‘is’? Oh God, I’m a jerk”

IMG_4643This actual face I was making conveys just how much of a jerk I felt like.

She was super nice about it and did not think that I was a jerk. Then promptly wrote on my poster. “Casey, you are a jerk.”  Which was the most perfect thing and that is when we became best friends and went out for drinks and texted all night about our lives and go to know each other and she invited me to Christmas with her and her fiancée.  Jk. That is when she invited me behind the counter and threw her arm around me and pointed at me saying “THIS GIRL IS A JERK” while Corrie continued over-documenting the event (lets be friends forever, Corrie).  I put my arm around her waist (yeah, you jelly) and could NOT hold it together enough to smize and turn up one corner of my mouth.  I’m full on guffawing in this picture. Best night.

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On the way home, Corrie and I had epic girl talks and the 2 hour drive back home was almost just as fun as the show we had just been to. So glad we didn’t miss it.

Tig is still has a ton of tour dates, I can’t recommend enough that you see her live in your town.  Her website is tignotaro.com.

I realize that this post is not exactly Brain Beans related, but I thought it would be a nice excuse to recap the show last night.  Since Tig was such a big inspiration for me starting my own podcast, it still seems fitting.  I’m working on a really great episode right now that’s almost finished.  I’m excited enough about this one that an early release is highly likely!

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