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Episode 41: Mobility

This week Amy and Joe talk street diets, bicycles, and 15 minute cities with Polli Schildge, co-founder of Asbury Park’s Complete Streets Coalition while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. We are also joined by Asbury Park’s transportation maven Deputy City Manager Mike Manzella.

Episode 40: Drag Performers

Amy and guest host Michael Cook talk with queens of drag R Hedd R Humm, Jolina Jasmine, and Lady Celestina while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. This week we continue our series of conversations about the pandemic and its effect on our little corner of the world. We discussed the impact of the covid crisis on the lives of professional drag performers, the difference between performing in New Jersey and New York, and the tight knit drag community.

Episode 39: Local Musicians

Amy and Joe talk with singer songwriter Pamela Flores and trombonist Ian Gray of Ocean Ave Stompers brass band while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. This week we continue our series of conversations about the pandemic and its effect on our little corner of the world. We discussed the impact of the covid crisis and the lives of professional musicians, where they were when the world shut down, why Spotify hasn’t made anyone but Spotify rich, the plight of trombonists in Scranton, and how people can support local musicians while venues are shuttered.
Pamela Flores & Ian Gray

Episode 38: Teaching In The Time Of Covid

Amy and Joe talk with veteran Asbury Park educators Jamie Clark, Maggie Stone, & Janice Kroposky, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. This week we continue our series of conversations about the pandemic and its effect on our little corner of the world. We talk about learning in the age of covid, how the school system is responding to unique challenges, and what they’re seeing with the kids in school.

Episode 37: Caroline O’Toole

Amy and Joe talk with rock & roll royalty Caroline O’Toole, manager of The Stone Pony, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. This week we continue our series of conversations about the pandemic and its effect on our little corner of the world. We talk about live music in the age of covid, The Stone Pony’s charitable outreach during the crisis, the only time Caroline was star-struck, and what not to wear when on stage.