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The Dork Forest is a show where I, Jackie Kashian, interview everyone and anyone about what they really really like. ie thier dorkdom. Started in 2006, the youtube page has clips (and full episodes). and will lead you to all the information you may ever need re this show and Jackie's standup.

Sep 17, 2013

Kelly Anneken (@thefatling on twitter) is a San Francisco stand up comic, the comedy curator over at Pandora Radio and enjoys a nice biography. A lot. She picked her current three favorite biographies (Hallie Flanagan, Madame de Stael and Cleopatra) and we go THROUGH them. In the midst we weed off talking about The Babysitter Club books and American Girl Doll books. It's great.

Disclaimer: This episode was recorded LIVE at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco!.html, and there wasn't an audio guy. So you got ME. And Patrick did his best to mitigate how hot the recording was ... but it's a little buzzy. It's a little Ruth Buzzi. Get it? And... sorry. It was too great to bail on... so consider it in "podcast glory."

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The notes are truncated... I'm on the road a lot lately...

American Girl Doll Books: Pleasant Rowland (great name) is the Creator
"Furious Improvisation" is the book about Hallie Flanagan - Dir of the WPA theater
Cradle will Rock - 1999 Directed by Tim Robbins
Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill - 1924
Mistress of an Age: A Life of Madame de Stael by J. Christopher Herold
Corinne, or Italy BY Madam de Stael (for example)
August Wilhelm von Schlegel - the tutor of Madame de Stael's children.

The Cleopatra book!! I forgot... find it. I believe in you.


Patrick Brady fixes the audio and makes the teaser vids:
Mike Ruekberg composed and sang the theme song the Mexican Hat Dance.
Vilmos fixes the website.