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Episode 43: Christine Hanlon

This week Amy and Joe caught up with Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. They ask her the important questions like: “What does the office of county clerk do?” They also discussed how hard it was to manage an all vote by mail election and if being a district attorney in the Bronx is just like it is on Law & Order. There’s also a shout-out to Peaky Blinders along the way.

Episode 42: The Showroom

This week Amy and Joe caught up with Nancy Sabino and Mike Sodano from the Showroom, Asbury Park’s only independent movie theater, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Nancy and Mike talked about how they picked movies and how the process changed over the years, being on a cruise when the coronavirus blew up, and how we all thought we would be closing for a few weeks but it has turned into closing permanently for a lot of businesses.

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