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In episode 113 of APAF, Eli sits down with Heather Currie, an actor, director, and teacher in Chicago. They talk about what it was like for Heather growing up in and around Chicago theatre, how one fateful day at her job as a restaurant waitress made her decide to be a teacher, her experience becoming an ensemble member with Lifeline Theatre, and how Eli should get caught up on Sex And The City. 

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On episode 112 of APAF, Liz Dillard joins Eli to talk about art, animals, James Lipton, time management, pizza, and how she went from being a volleyball player in small-town Ohio to an actor and improviser in Chicago! And yes, they also talk about the CTA Holiday Train. Plus, Eli talks about the real meaning of "greatness." 

 

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Chicago actor Kelsey Bunner doesn't have everything figured out. But people tend to think she does. On episode 111 of APAF, Kelsey tells Eli about how this has helped her grow, how a budding young scientist fell in love with acting, and why "not having it all figured out" can be freeing. Plus, Eli does not write an introduction to this episode. 

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Hananiah Wiggins' cat hates him. On Episode 109 of APAF, the educator/actor talks to Eli about his mutual hatred of said cat, getting lost, teaching, driving in Chicago, his variety of acting roles in college (including the role that Denzel Washington recently played in the film FENCES), and that time he won Eli in a date auction. Plus, Eli puts out a call to action. 

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She's laid spike tape for Elaine Stritch. She's made copies for Lin-Manuel Miranda. She got an acting degree without realizing it. Sarah Bowden has done just about everything in theatre, and it has all helped her become the playwright and teacher she is today. OH YEAH, and she's also hard of hearing, just like Eli! Listen to episode 108 of APAF and hear Sarah and Eli nerd out over theatre, superheroes, hearing aids, disability, and puns! Plus, Eli plugs last week's Valentine's Day Special! 

 

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Eli is clueless about dating, romance, and love. So he's decided to make a Valentine's Day Special and enlist NINE fascinating people to help him figure it all out. A single straight woman who is taking a break from serial online dating; a man in a serious relationship, who's realizing that his art is changing because he's no longer the lonely poet that he used to be; two women who just set a date for their wedding, and who reveal to Eli that he unknowingly had a hand in their coming together; a trans man who has recently discovered that polyamory works well for him; a single friend who shares Eli's fascination with Sex and the City; a gay man who uses his dating horror stories to get to the larger questions of contemporary gay culture, crushes, and destiny; and a married couple who are eagerly and lovingly expecting their first child. The episode also features music by ten independent artists and bands! So celebrate all the weirdness that is Valentine's Day by listening to the All People Are Famous Valentine's Day Special! 

 

CREDITS AND MINUTE MARKERS:

  • "Cheesy Love Song" by Travis Lee Dillon (www.travisleedillon.bandcamp.com) - 00:00
  • Intro - 01:30
  • Annie Sauter pt. 1 - 05:45
  • "Future Tense" by Mauveine (www.mauveine.org) - 26:00
  • Corey "Disco" Dillard - 28:17
  • "How Must I Feel" by Rebecca Jasso (www.rebeccajasso.com) - 52:40
  • Leah Cassella and Katie McCasland - 54:50
  • "Losers" by The Jades (www.thejades.bandcamp.com) - 01:21:20
  • Alex Strzelecki - 01:22:40
  • "A Thousand Different Ways To Die" by Johnny Travant (www.johnnytravant.bandcamp.com) - 01:40:15
  • Annie Sauter pt. 2 - 01:42:20
  • "You and Blue" by Blue Horse Blue (www.bluehorseblue.com) - 01:58:55
  • Archer Curry - 02:01:00
  • "Laurel and Hardy" by The Stan Laurels (www.thestanlaurels.com) - 02:24:55
  • Rauly Luna - 02:26:10
  • "That Song I Always Promised You" by David Goodier (www.facebook.com/davidgoodiersolo) - 02:49:15
  • Amy Williams and Pete Carlson - 02:51:00
  • "Circles" by Cuba (www.facebook.com/cubatheband) - 03:15:40
  • Annie Sauter pt. 3 - 03:18:25
  • "You Say I Love You" by Andrew Sa and His Organic Sound (www.andrewsa.bandcamp.com) - 03:26:10
  • Outro/"Menage a mois" by Jake Wasson (www.jakewasson.bandcamp.com) - 3:29:45
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Eli came into Episode 106 thinking that guest Ricky Haschemeyer was from suburban Chicago. But, as usual, Eli was wrong, as Ricky is actually from southwest Illinois farmland! So how does a farmer's son become a hotshot festival producer for Chicago Improv Productions? You'll just have to listen to the episode and find out! 

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Omar Amir is an actor, Syrian immigrant, and permanent resident of the United States. He has been personally affected by President Trump's executive order to ban refugees and immigrants from entering the country. And he wants to talk about it. In episode 105 of APAF, Omar tells Eli about his current situation since the ban was enacted and how it has altered the lives of his family members. As a supplement to this conversation, you will also hear a previous interview Omar and Eli conducted last year (as heard in episode 79 of this podcast). Plus, Eli struggles to find his place in the political fight. 

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Identity politics are a hot button issue these days, and Women/Gender Studies grad student Tomas Bolivar has plenty to say on the subject. In Episode 104 of APAF, Tomas helps Eli learn a little bit more about this, while also talking theatre, drag, Dr. Ruth, higher ed, med students, and why middle school is the worst. Plus, Eli tries to help us all relax a little bit after a tumultuous week! 

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Not every Chicago actor can say they grew up in Indonesia, but Arif Yampolsky can! On episode 103 of APAF, Arif talks world travel, world music, parents, people's perceptions of him, fruit, anger, refried beans, self-loathing, and his recent appearance on Chicago PD! 

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In Episode 102 of the podcast, Eli sits down with actor Sarah Koerner to discuss whiskey, Shakespeare, Chicago, college, Sir Ian McKellon, summer stock, and then back to whiskey again. But there's a good reason for that! Plus, Eli tries to inspire his listeners to own their superpowers!

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APAF is BACK! In episode 101 (or rather Season 2, Episode 1) of the podcast, Eli catches up with theatremaker Jeremy Garrett (previously heard on Ep. 57). Among other things, Eli and Jeremy talk about fear, aging, theatre audiences, and the arts community. Plus, Eli explains why he decided to bring the podcast back after a nine month hiatus! 

 

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In the 100th and final episode of APAF, Paul Deziel continues to interview producer/host Eli Van Sickel. Eli talks about art, sound, hearing aids, what it's like to grow up "mainstream," and gradually works his way through the 10 questions. Plus, Eli wraps everything up. You can still listen/download all episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Podbean. Special thanks to DJ Wray, Paul Deziel, and Plaid Design (www.plaiddesign.co). Thank you to everyone who was on the podcast over the four years it was in existence (my gratitude is limitless). And thank you for listening, folks! And remember that ALL PEOPLE ARE FAMOUS!

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Episode 99 of the All People Are Famous Podcast features part one of Paul Deziel's interview with Eli Van Sickel. Yes, for the final two episodes of the show, Eli finally opens up and talks about himself! In part 1, Eli and Paul talk sound design, school, and delve into where Eli comes from. Plus, Eli plugs his upcoming directing project!

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Visual artist Sarah Bell brought her own list of talking points to the recording session. In Episode 98 of All People Are Famous, Eli and Sarah make their way down the list and discuss art, audiences, motivation, the act of creation, art school, bunnies, and how moving around a lot as a kid helped her become the person she is today.

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