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Episode 75: Bans Off Our Bodies

This week, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Amy is joined by a special guest co-host to discuss the upcoming Bans Off our Bodies rally to be held in Springwood Park on Saturday at 4PM.
Comedian and fellow Asbury Park Women’s Convention founder Jess Alaimo helps Amy welcome community activist Michelle Gladden, Ocean high school student Nevaeh Sickles, and musician/mixed martial artist Angie Sugrim.
They discuss what brought them to this moment and what you can expect from the rally.

Episode 74: Activist Jan Moore

Welcome to Asbury Pod and our first in-person recording since March of 2020. In keeping with our observance of Pride month, this week we welcome LGBTQ icon Jan Moore, whose 52 year relationship with her wife Emily Sonnessa was the subject of Robin Kampf’s award winning documentary Love Wins back in 2018. This was a fun conversation and we covered too many things to list here so give it a listen.

Episode 73: Jersey Pride President Laura Pople

It’s Pride month here in Asbury Park and to celebrate Amy & Joe welcome our first ever guest Laura Pople, back the the podcast, to discuss the the 30th Anniversary of Asbury Pride and its return to in-person events after a two year Covid hiatus with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. That’s it! That’s the tweet! Welcome Laura!

Episode 72: Legendary Councilwoman Eileen Chapman

This week with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Amy & Joe welcome Eileen Chapman, Asbury Park City Councilperson, Director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music for Monmouth University, Board Member of the Asbury Park Music Foundation—and member of a long list of other Asbury-centric organizations.
We talk to Eileen about the upcoming Summer Concert Series, Music Mondays at Springwood Park,and along the way hear what it was like to work at and manage the legendary Mrs. J’s, the legendary Stone Pony and the legendary Fast Lane and other equally boring and uninteresting places.

Episode 71: Local Favorites Pony & Legendary Musician Alice Genese of Ov Stars

On this episode, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Amy & Joe welcome Alice Genese, a pioneer of punk & art-pop, & Pony, who everyone in town knows. They talk about their new project Ov Stars, whose introspective & melancholy tunes are the nonstop soundtrack at Amy’s house these days. They talk about what brought them to Asbury Park and what brought them together, & everyone tries to remember the names of the theaters that used to be in Asbury Park. Check out Ov Stars Sunday, April 24 at the Danny Clinch Gallery at 4:00pm.