LLL083a The Pod is Back #podcast

The Pod is Back

The Pod is BackOne more solo pod before we get back to proper lounges. I pick up where LLL083 – LannaLee’s Existential Angst left off, give you an update of what’s been going on, and get you (and me!) pumped up for next week’s podcast, which will feature Kelly Cheatle from Balloon Manor.

Talking about depression, Balloon Manor and hair dye.

[Recorded 04/15/2014]

LLL083 LannaLee’s Existential Angst #podcast

LLL083 LannaLee’s Existential Angst

LLL083 LannaLee’s Existential Angst

I’m BAAAACK! Here I am with another solo episode full of angst and dangerous driving (well, kinda). In this installment I talk about my current obsessions (Fringe, Sir David Attenborough, Life of Animals), why I haven’t had a podcast lately, the bean debacle, and my existential angst, all while driving in a snow storm.

[Recorded 12/10/2013]

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LLL082 Maintain a Thread of Sanity #podcast

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082LannaLee copyWell, for the lack of a proper lounge, here’s a podcast of me talking to myself in the car about my current obsessions (Vine, Blue Planet, Physics), taking care of myself, and maintaining a thread of sanity.

[Recorded 10/22/2013]

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LLL081 Robin Merrill: Feminist Jesus Freak #podcast

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Robin lounges with Lanna Lee and gets a couch!

Robin lounges with Lanna Lee and gets a couch!

I love Robin Merrill! We sat down last week at Portland Maine’s busy (and LOUD) Bull Feeney’s and had a fun conversation about her stint in the Merchant Marines, homeschooling and her Jesus freakishness. Robin talks about slam poetry and her feminism. And she answers 10 questions.

Robin Merrill

Robin Merrill is a freelance writer/editor. She has written five children’s books, all available through Scholastic. Two poetry collections have been published by Moon Pie Press. Her poems, short stories, articles, and essays have appeared in hundreds of publications, including The Cafe Review, Ledge Magazine, Margie, Pearl, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Stolen Island Review. Three of her poems have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. She is a 2013 recipient of an Emerging Artist Award from St. Botolph Foundation. Robin has performed her poetry and fiction at dozens of venues all over New England and New York. She is a member of the 2013 Rhythmic Cypher National Slam Team from Portland, Maine and is a semi-finalist for both the Port Veritas and Rhythmic Cypher 2014 teams. She has her MFA from Stonecoast and frequently leads creative writing workshops for writers of all levels.

The 411: Robin Merrill

LLL080 Alex Steed: Showing the Reality

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Alex lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Alex lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

For our 80th episode, I talk again with Alex Steed, Lounging with LannaLee’s first guest. Alex asks us to be honest with ourselves. We chat about movies, FoodComaTV, the Knack Factory and showing the reality. Alex illustrates his geekiness. I confess my love of Stephen King, we discuss The Shining movie vs. The Shining Book, and we agree about Stanely Kubrick. Alex talks about blurring lines, and we DON’T reference Robin Thicke (I can’t believe we missed THAT one!) Alex documents real life, wants to avoid self-imposed restrictions, and likens FoodComaTV to a “Traveling Punk Rock Band.” And he answers 10 questions.

Alex Steed

Alex is a partner and oversees project execution and day-to-day agency operations at Knack Factory, a content and strategy firm based in Portland, Maine. Having worked with Change.org, NetSquared, and a number of organizations and businesses, he brings 8 years of experience creating web-based community outreach strategies to the table. He also blogs about politics and culture for The Bangor Daily News.

Alex first lounged with LannaLee in LLL001 @AlexSteed in the Lead published on March 1st, 2012.

The 411: Alex Steed

LLL079 Shay Stewart-Bouley: The Right Thing to Do #podcast

Shay Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Shay Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Shay Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

A year-and-a-half after our first lounge, I talk with Shay about race, privilege, class and how to make the world a better place. I put my foot in my mouth. Shay lays it all out for us about diversity and difference. I try not to whitesplain and Shay calls me out for being uncomfortable. Shay tells us to be We-focused (not me-focused). And she answers 10 questions.

Shay Stewart-Bouley

Our guest this week is award-winning blogger, columnist, and non-profit goddess Shay Stewart-Bouley. Her blog, Black Girl in Maine, was named to Babble’s Top 100 Mom Bloggers of 2011. Also in 2011, she won a New England Press Association award for her writing on diversity issues at her monthly column at the Portland Phoenix, entitled Diverse-City. In the non-profit sector, Shay is the executive director of the Biddeford’s Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center.

Shay first Lounged with LannaLee in LLL002 Shay Jumps In the Fray published on March 8, 2012

The 411: Shay Stewart-Bouley

[Recorded 10/03/2013]

Of note: The VERY Tall Tale of Jack & His Beanstalk – Giant Sculpture


Lounging alum Larry Moss is at it again with a 5-Story Jack & His Beanstalk Balloon sculpture to be made in February 2014. Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle will lead a fantastic community project that will also bring balloon artists in from all over the country. So if you have a few bucks, they would love your support. Every little bit helps!

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LLL078 Live from the Maine TweetUp! #METweetUp #Podcast @mainetweetup

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Chrystie and Kristi at the Maine Tweetup!

Chrystie and Kristi at the Maine Tweetup!

Did you miss the Maine TweetUp? Well, here’s a taste of some the conversations we had tonight.

Tonight was the monthly Maine TweetUp in Portland Maine, and I thought it would be fun to talk to a few folks and make a podcast out of it. So I did! I spoke with people I just met, like Kristi Trimmer (@dragonflytweet), and some I’ve known for several years, like Chrystie Vachon (@ilovetogossip/@ccMaine) and GriffinClubMerv (@GriffinClubMerv). To keep things simple, I asked everyone the same 5 questions. To top it off, I asked Greg Daly how we should make the world a better place, and he gave us a call to action.

The 411: METweetUp

LLL077 Ry Russell: We’re Going to Do This! #Podcast

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Ry Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Ry Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

For today’s lounge, I was fortunate enough to sit down with entrepreneur Ry Russell and talk about how he (and his crew) saved the Saco Drive-In, how he learned how to start a business (by doing it), and what we should do to make the world a better place. Ry tells us how Google can make you a Marketing Genius, and about his hands on, get dirty philosophy of getting things done. He urges everyone to mentor kids. And he answers 10 questions.

Ry Russell

Ry Russell is an Entrepreneur and Social Media Expert. Ry’s most commonly known for his operations of the Saco Drive-In, a small drive-in movie theater in Southern Maine. Ry speaks on the concepts of Social Media Marketing and also Entrepreneurship for young students. Ry has a diverse portfolio of work in entertainment, retail, and marketing.

The 411: Ry Russell

LLL076: Smart, Saucy & Silly: Memorable Conversations with Kick-Ass Women

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It’s No Judgment, Scream Closet, Tattoo Maven Time! Join me as I revisit three conversations with fantastic, kick-ass women: Sydney Mackey Haggerty, Angela Shelton, and Idamae Peacock. These are all conversations I think of from time to time even now, and thought it would be great to share some highlights! Syndey talks about failure being a success, not judging yourself and using her cheerleading skills in everyday life. Angela talks about expressing anger and getting oneself a scream closet. And Idamae, well, that runs the gamut, joking about being best friends, a hilarious interruption, and Ida spills the beans about being a Tattoo artist. So strap on your seatbelts, people! It’s time to be inspired.

Sydney lounged with LannaLee in LLL070 Sydney Mackey Haggerty: Breathe Deep in the Belly

 

Angela lounged with LannaLee in LLL067 @AngelaShelton: Healing with my Sword

 

Idamae lounged with LannaLee in LLL063 Idamae Peacock/ida mishaan: Love and Loss and Life and Death

 

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LLL075 Billy Tuggle: Empathy, Forgiveness and a Lot of Chocolate

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Billy Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Billy Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

In a swanky hotel, Billy and Lanna talk about slam poetry, being true to yourself, the fun of competition, and how to make the world a better place. Lanna struggles to make her point. Billy talks about his start in performance poetry via Hip Hop and Graffiti, Slam Bingo Topics, and why he usually doesn’t go political in his poetry. Billy gives a call to action! And he answers 10 questions.

Billy Tuggle

Billy Tuggle a.k.a. Karma Threesixty is a vocalist, performance poet, mentor, student, and HipHop culturalist. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Chicago multimedia arts collective PolyRhythmic and, in 2009, co-founded the Chicago Four Star Poetry Club with Andi Kauth. Billy has co-hosted “In One Ear” at the Heartland Café since 2008 with Pete Wolf. As of 2010, Billy is a member of the Arkansas Grand Slam organizing committee.

Billy has been published in such anthologies as The Columbia Poetry Review #14, The 16th & Mission Review, Minglewood Haiku and Learn Then Burn. His first chapbook, Conscience Under Pressure, was published by Fractal Edge Press. Since 2004, he has recorded and released 3 CDs: Flawed Glory (Live Mental Graffiti), Syllabalistics 101 with DJ Risky Bizness, and Turnstyles. In the independent film Urban Poet [New Film Productions, 2002], he played himself.

Billy has been active in the Temple of HipHop for over a decade. Music and poetry have led him to share stages with Brother Ali, Pevin Everett, the Large Professor, Denizen Kane of Typical Cats, DJ Spinna, Jesse De La Pena, Saul Williams, KRS-ONE and “American Idol” finalist Crystal Bowersox.

Billy has represented the Chicago area at the National Poetry Slam 7 years running. Other slam accomplishments include Rustbelt Regional champion- 2006, finalist 2008; Chicago Grand Slam Champion- 2008; NPS semifinalist 2006, 2008; Arkansas Grand Slam finalist and Grand Haikuster- 2009; Lethal Poetry/Chicago Grand Slam Champion 2010. Other teammates and collaborators have included Def Poets Nikki Patin, Marty McConnell, Alvin Lau and Death From Below plus Tristan Silverman, Jon Sands, Laura Yes Yes and JW Baz; all inter/national slam competition finalists. Billy has been a regular volunteer for the Women of the World Poetry Slam, Louder Than A Bomb, the Chicago youth slam, and Brave New Voices.

Billy has also appeared in the educational video Literature Launchers for McGraw-Hill. He has performed, facilitated workshops or has just plain spoken to students at or for the University of Chicago; Columbia College (Chicago); Northwestern University; the University of Minnesota; the University of Connecticut; Hampshire College (Massachusetts); the University of California-Santa Cruz; Humboldt State University, and, in addition to other colleges across America, middle and high schools all over Chicagoland.

The 411: Billy Tuggle