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Oscar René Cornejo: Quema Rancho

Artist Oscar René Cornejo tells us how he earned his childhood nickname.

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Ray Lipstein: The One Hundred Face

Writer Ray Lipstein describes the melodrama of looking in the mirror. Neil and Jeff discuss the consequences of straight men not gasping.

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Monique Truong: Peak Desperation

Writer Monique Truong describes her love of showering when it’s raining outside.

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Cassie Da Costa: Thanks In Advance

Neil discusses the micro-acting exercise of saying “my husband.” Writer Cassie da Costa finds deep truths in customer service language.

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Isaac Mizrahi: Nakedness & Abstraction

Neil discusses the pleasure of medical touch. Designer/entertainer Isaac Mizrahi consoles us that at least Stephen Sondheim isn’t the best bridge player.

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Mike Dimpfl: Post-Embarassment

Neil talks about his childhood wish to stop the waves. DJ and academic Mike Dimpfl talks about his research on “toilet feelings.”

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Cakes Da Killa: Wild Orchid in a Basement

Neil talks about summer as its own lifespan. His guest, rapper Cakes Da Killa, discusses how to tell a friend their music sucks.

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Sharon Marcus: Bred for Opacity

Neil talks about air conditioning and sense memory. His guest, literary scholar Sharon Marcus, imagines a daredevil visit to a perfume shop.

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