PODCASTS

Comfort Measures:

Going to Tahiti Productions presents a podcast that looks at the media we consume and the food we eat when we are seeking comfort:

Episode 11: FAKING IT by Jennifer Crusie

In our eleventh episode (March 2019), Jessica re-reads Jennifer Crusie’s hilarious romance novel, FAKING IT. The comfort food is blueberry muffins and the discussion covers closet meet-cutes and familial relations, asthmatic artists and multiple personalities, possible hit-men and definite con-men, and the comparative benefits of muffins vs. doughnuts…and more.

Episode 10: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

In our tenth episode (February 2019), Jessica’s mom, (retired Connecticut College Professor and Dean of Studies) Theresa Ammirati, joins her for a re-watch of the Rob Reiner classic – THE PRINCESS BRIDE and a discussion of a princess, a pirate, a giant, a Spaniard, a six-fingered man, and some very large rodents. The comfort food pairing is Beef Stew.

Episode 9: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

In our ninth episode (January 2019), Jessica’s and her other sister, folklorist and musician, Camilla Ammirati, (of the Don’t Tell Darlings fame), re-watch the Jane Austen/Emma Thompson film classic, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Join them for tea and biscuits and a discussion of sisters, WILLOUGHBY(!), weird fingernail things, and spray-painted sheep.

Episode 8: GILMORE GIRLS, Season 1, Episode 1 – “Pilot”

In our eighth episode, Jessica snacks on homemade apple pie, while watching the pilot episode of GILMORE GIRLS. Join her for a discussion of the fast-talking/pop culture spouting Gilmores, frying pans to the face, Officer Krupke, and super dry (but very healthy) muffins.

Episode 7: HEARTBURN, by Nora Ephron

In our seventh episode, Jessica and Jake Lipman (founding artistic director of Tongue In Cheek Theater) tackle Nora Ephron’s semi-autobiographical novel, HEARTBURN and jump in to a discussion of the (now-defunct) Eastern Airlines Shuttle, handsome muggers, group therapy, and hamster-raising ex-husbands… The comfort food is (Nora-approved) mashed potatoes.

Episode 6: ALIAS, Season 1, Episode 1 – “Truth Be Told”

In our sixth episode, Jessica takes a deep dive into a black and white cookie and the pilot episode of the JJ Abrams spy show, ALIAS.

Episode 5: BULL DURHAM

In episode five Jessica’s romance novelist sister, Jen Doyle, joins her for a discussion of the baseball movie classic, BULL DURHAM while they munch on the baseball food classic, Cracker Jacks.

Episode 4: SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER

In episode four Jessica pairs “your favorite” pizza with the 1993 movie, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, for a discussion of chess, competition, fathers, and a stuffed moose with a French name.

Episode 3: LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS by Laura Ingalls Wilder

In episode three, GTTP Collaborator and FARM STORY writer/co-producer Terri Viani joins Jessica for some cast-iron-baked-sourdough-bread (with Kerrygold butter) and a discussion of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic novel LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS.

Episode 2: SPORTS NIGHT, Season 1, Episode 2 – “The Apology”

In our second episode, Jessica is joined by singer/songwriter Miss Lynn – Lynn Hickernell to eat apple cider discounts and discuss the second episode of Aaron Sorkin’s masterpiece SPORTS NIGHT.

Episode 1: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

In our first official episode we take a deep dive into THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, while munching on one of the truly perfect movie comfort foods – popcorn!

Episode 0: Introduction

An introduction to the Comfort Measures Podcast.

Our first foray into the podcasting world, Going to Tahiti Dispatches was a podcast about theater life with episodes about the production process (featuring different GTTP collaborators and friends.) All of the episodes can be found below:

Tahiti Dispatches was a monthly podcast devoted to interviews with theater artists who jive with GTTP’s mission. The podcasts offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the GTTP world.

 

Episode 6 – Cast and Adaptor of Jane Austen’s Persuasion – June/July, 2012

Tahiti Dispatches – Episode 6 – June/July

Extras – June/July, 2012

More about some personal tidbits about the cast

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Unusual Personal Tidbits

Episode 5 – Endure creator and star, Melanie Jones - April/May, 2012

Tahiti Dispatches – Episode 5 – April/May

Extras – April/May, 2012

More about Grants

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra -Grants

More about the NY Starving Artist Vibe

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Starving Artist Vibe

More about Permits

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Permits

More about The Female Artist Thing

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Female Artist

More about Evaluating Success

Tahiti Diapatches – Extra – Evaluating Success

 

Episode 4 – Cat Lady Without A Cat star Carrie Keskinen – March, 2012

Tahiti Dispatches – Episode 4 – March

Extras – March, 2012

More about Cruise Ship Work

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Cruise Ship

More about Being on Tour

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Being on Tour

Episode 3 – Actor/Choreographer Dana Boll – Jan./Feb., 2012

Tahiti Dispatches – Episode 3 – January/February

Extra – January/February, 2012

More about Movement Subtleties

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Movement Subtleties

Episode 2 – Full Disclosure star Kiwi Callahan – December, 2011

Tahiti Dispatches – Episode 2

Extras – December 2011

More about Improv

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Improv

More about Mixed Martial Arts

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Mixed Martial Arts

Episode 1 – Welcome to GTTP – November, 2011

Tahiti Dispatches – Episode 1

Extras – November, 2011

More about Uncle Johnny

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Uncle Johnny

More about Adaptations

Tahiti Dispatches – Extra – Adaptations

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