Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Just the Tips Podcast (Ep 7) - Todd Dakotah Briscoe/The Concierge Stories: Hangover Reading

Today's show opens with a reading of one of my very first (and favorite) blog posts, The Concierge Stories: Hangover

My guest is Todd Dakotah Briscoe, co-creator of the wildly popular How May We Hate You? blog. Todd and I share our stories about the perks of being a hotel concierge, our failed attempts at getting free meals at restaurants, the pratfalls of publicizing relationships on Facebook, and much, much more! 

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Just the Tips Podcast (Episode 6) - Naomi McDougall Jones

Greetings! Today's show features my interview writer, actor, and indie film producer Naomi McDougall Jones. We talk about her wide array of past survival jobs, which include working as a grave finder, head lice remover, and poor soul who hands out flyers on the street. We also delve into her acclaimed film, Imagine I'm Beautiful, and the impact it had on me. Imagine I'm Beautiful is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Vimeo.

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Doorman: Just The Tips Podcast on iTunes

Hey guys! The podcast is now available for subscription on iTunes and your podcast app! Link below!

Up next- Episode 6 with filmmaker Naomi McDougall Jones!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Just the Tips Podcast (Episode 5) - Lee Papa

Hello friends, 

Episode 5 of my podcast is live! My guest today is my former college professor, Lee Papa, otherwise known in the blogosphere as The Rude Pundit. I open the show with the story of a monumental blunder I made at work last week, followed by Lee's survival job stories which include being a mall santa, dancing like John Travolta in a bear costume (no shit), and more! Lee also elaborated on a rule he began to enforce based on my shenanigans at the college, and a nude scene I did in front of my unsuspecting parents in a play he directed. Check it out! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Just the Tips Podcast (Episode 4) - #MetsTalk with Chris Mangan

Happy Opening Day! We're changing gears on the podcast today. I sat down with my roommate, Chris Mangan, and we shared our collective misery of rooting for the New York Mets from 1990-present. Everything from the worst team money could buy, the Piazza trade, both our experiences in attending Game 5 of the 2000 World Series, Endy's catch and Carlos Beltran's deepest regret, Johan's no-hitter, our bold predictions for this coming season, and more!

Back to survival jobs later this week, with guest Lee Papa, otherwise known as political blogger The Rude Pundit.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Just the Tips (Episode 3) - Sylvana Joyce

Here's episode 3! I think it's safe to say that this podcast is now a thing. I have no intention of stopping, so please, have a listen to past episodes and get into it. 

My guest today is Sylvana Joyce, lead singer and founder of the kick-ass NYC indie rock band Sylvana Joyce + the Moment. If you've watched the Doorman web series and heard that very catchy song in the opening credits, that's them! Sylvana and I talked about her past survival jobs, which include working as an art model and substitute teacher. I also dug up a painful high school memory or two. It was a lovely and heartfelt conversation, and I can't wait to see what else this working-class hero has in store for us in the future! 

Stay tuned for a new episode this coming Monday, where I commiserate with my roommate about enduring the lifelong struggle that is rooting for the New York Metropolitans. Just in time for MLB Opening Day!

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Just the Tips Podcast (Episode 2) - Jacob Tomsky

Hi - I had Jacob Tomsky on the show today. Jacob penned the New York Times best-selling "Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality." Him and I garnered our hotel writing material from the same neck of the woods. We had a terrific conversation about his ten-day shipping container boat voyage from Liverpool to Philadelphia, why bellmen and doormen are the best lobby employees to ask about restaurants and bars, and our collective success rate in executing the front desk greasing tricks from his book.