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Kim Maxwell Studio: The Townies Podcast Project

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The Townies Podcast presents live, original stories and a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them.For over 25 years, director and dramaturg Kim Maxwell has been using her unique style of coaching to mine all kinds of amazing, inspiring, hilarious, heartbreaking stories from her students in Ventura County and beyond.Welcome to the neighborhood.

Latest Episodes

The Townies Ep. 209: Doug & Kelly

EFrom the family we're born with to the family we choose, family is a mighty complicated thing. Tackling the subject with humor and grace on The Townies Podcast this week is Doug Green, Kelly del Manzano, Ken Eros and April Theriault. Episode 209 Features: Little Boy Dog: A Lullaby written & performed by Ken Eros & April Theriault It's Complicated written & performed by Doug Green Music: Hero by Ken Eros Dear Abuelita written & performed by Kelly del Manzano Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

61 MINJUL 17
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The Townies Ep. 209: Doug & Kelly

The Townies Ep. 208: Sarahi & Theodora

EThis week on the Townies, it's all about hope for the future, featuring two amazing stories by Sarahi Noyola and Theodora Holt, a poem by Jesús Noyola and music by Jade Hendrix. The material in this episode tackles difficult subjects such as prejudice, racism, colorism and more... but in the end, I think it leaves us with hope that the future can be better if we all learn and try and change and grow. Episode 208 Features: Nómadas o Sedentarios (Nomads or Settlers) by Jesus Noyola Future Generations written & performed by Sarahi Noyola Music: Bedtime Stories by Jade Hendrix Years From Now written & performed by Theodora Holt Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

56 MINJUN 29
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The Townies Ep. 208: Sarahi & Theodora

The Townies Ep. 207: Sarah & Lacy

EIn this episode of The Townies, storytellers Sarah Hartigan and Lacy Shifflette present their hilarious pieces about dating. But as usual, there's more to the story. With music by the fabulous Julie Christensen and an introduction by the delightful Fabio Lauretta, this episode will make you laugh and, well, let's be honest, cringe (in a good way!). Welcome to the neighborhood! Episode 207 Features: Hey Sarah? performed by Fabio Lauretta Match written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Music: Love Is Driving by Julie Christensen Three Points of Evidence written & performed by Lacy Shifflette Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

64 MINJUN 12
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The Townies Ep. 207: Sarah & Lacy

The Townies Ep. 206: Nora & Trudy

EThe Townies tackle anxiety this week with two amazing storytellers who consider themselves experts in the field: the hilarious Nora Crawford and Trudy Frohlich. These two deeply talented Townies are joined by the equally incredible Amanda Lezra and Kelley O'Mara (who give us a glimpse into the writing process) and fabulous musical guests, Mikael Jorgensen and P.R.O.N.T.O. Welcome to the neighborhood! Episode 206 Features: Grad School Applications featuring Amanda Lezra & Kelley O'Mara A Few Things About Myself written & performed by Nora Crawford Music: What Do You Know About You by P.R.O.N.T.O & Mikael Jorgensen Little Bastard written & performed by Trudy Frohlich Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

57 MINAPR 30
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The Townies Ep. 206: Nora & Trudy

The Townies Ep. 205: Katie & Doug K

EOn the podcast this week are two storytellers that you may recognize from last season plus a musical guest brand new to The Townies: Katie Newbaum (formerly Katie Newcomer), Doug Knott and Towse! Tackling subjects from the infamous "wall" of self-doubt and grief to "adulting" and change, The Townies are thrilled to have these talented folks grace our air waves. Episode 205 Features: Haikus of a Trapped Adult written & read by Katie Newbaum Soil Song written & performed by Katie Newbaum Music: Change (True Happiness) by Towse Precious Marbles written & performed by Doug Knott Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

52 MINAPR 17
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The Townies Ep. 205: Katie & Doug K

The Townies Ep. 204: Megan

EThis week on The Townies Podcast, it's two stories from one incredible storyteller: Megan Bergkvist. On a long list of Megan's wonderful storytelling abilities is her aptitude for turning wildly difficult situations into comedic ones and these stories are no exceptions. She is one of Kim's longest standing students and one of a few that are working to compile their material into full-length shows. This episode features: The Climb written & performed by Noah Lashly My Big Day written & performed by Megan Bergkvist Music: Water & Bones written & recorded by Ted Lennon Queen of the River written & performed by Megan Bergkvist Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

53 MINAPR 2
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The Townies Ep. 204: Megan

The Townies Ep. 203: Lisa & Emilio

EThis week we're honored to feature stories and interviews from the immensely talented Lisa Williams and Emilio Uribe, music from the wonderful Twin Trip (Felix Penny) and a Townie Tidbit from the amazing Sarah Hartigan. Welcome back to The Townies Podcast where we present live, original stories and a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Episode 203 Features: Unexpected written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Secret Life written & performed by Lisa Williams Music: Cassius Clay written & recorded by Twin Trip (Felix Penny) Big Enough Tree by Emilio Uribe Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

52 MINMAR 20
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The Townies Ep. 203: Lisa & Emilio

The Townies Ep. 202: Ren & Noah

EIn this episode, we feature some magnificent stories and music written and performed by outstanding members of the LGBTQIAA+ community: Ren D'Angelo, Doug Green, Noah Lashly and Emy Reynolds. The Townies loudly and proudly support the members of the LGBTQIAA+ community featured on this episode and everywhere. For more information about our featured artists and the topics mentioned on today's episode, visit our website's "About Our Storytellers" page. Episode 202 Features: Introduction by Doug Green The Bathtub written & performed by Ren James D'Angelo Music: Best Day Ever written & performed by Emy Reynolds Straight To Gay written & performed by Noah Lashly Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Oj...

65 MINMAR 6
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The Townies Ep. 202: Ren & Noah

The Townies Ep. 201: Quinne & Leslie

ETownies! We are so thrilled to be back with another season of The Townies Podcast, where we present original stories and now, in Season 2, a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Episode 201 Features: Smart Phone written & performed by Jim Lashly Mrs. Oleson's Favorite Ingall written & performed by Quinne Venokur Music: Till It Shines performed by Rain Perry (originally recorded by Bob Seger) Royal Pudding written & performed by Leslie Paxton Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

66 MINFEB 23
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The Townies Ep. 201: Quinne & Leslie

The Townies Ep. 200: Townies Return Feb. 23

ETownies! We're back! Well... almost. Season 2 launches Saturday, February 23rd and we can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve been working on. The Townies Podcast presents live original stories and now, in Season 2, a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Come celebrate this new season with us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, February 23rd starting at 7PM for The Townies Block Party Live. We'll have live performances, food trucks, drinks, merch, games and a big ol' dance party! For more information visit thetowniesinc.org/events Welcome back to the neighborhood.

1 MINFEB 16
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The Townies Ep. 200: Townies Return Feb. 23

Latest Episodes

The Townies Ep. 209: Doug & Kelly

EFrom the family we're born with to the family we choose, family is a mighty complicated thing. Tackling the subject with humor and grace on The Townies Podcast this week is Doug Green, Kelly del Manzano, Ken Eros and April Theriault. Episode 209 Features: Little Boy Dog: A Lullaby written & performed by Ken Eros & April Theriault It's Complicated written & performed by Doug Green Music: Hero by Ken Eros Dear Abuelita written & performed by Kelly del Manzano Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

61 MINJUL 17
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The Townies Ep. 209: Doug & Kelly

The Townies Ep. 208: Sarahi & Theodora

EThis week on the Townies, it's all about hope for the future, featuring two amazing stories by Sarahi Noyola and Theodora Holt, a poem by Jesús Noyola and music by Jade Hendrix. The material in this episode tackles difficult subjects such as prejudice, racism, colorism and more... but in the end, I think it leaves us with hope that the future can be better if we all learn and try and change and grow. Episode 208 Features: Nómadas o Sedentarios (Nomads or Settlers) by Jesus Noyola Future Generations written & performed by Sarahi Noyola Music: Bedtime Stories by Jade Hendrix Years From Now written & performed by Theodora Holt Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

56 MINJUN 29
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The Townies Ep. 208: Sarahi & Theodora

The Townies Ep. 207: Sarah & Lacy

EIn this episode of The Townies, storytellers Sarah Hartigan and Lacy Shifflette present their hilarious pieces about dating. But as usual, there's more to the story. With music by the fabulous Julie Christensen and an introduction by the delightful Fabio Lauretta, this episode will make you laugh and, well, let's be honest, cringe (in a good way!). Welcome to the neighborhood! Episode 207 Features: Hey Sarah? performed by Fabio Lauretta Match written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Music: Love Is Driving by Julie Christensen Three Points of Evidence written & performed by Lacy Shifflette Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

64 MINJUN 12
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The Townies Ep. 207: Sarah & Lacy

The Townies Ep. 206: Nora & Trudy

EThe Townies tackle anxiety this week with two amazing storytellers who consider themselves experts in the field: the hilarious Nora Crawford and Trudy Frohlich. These two deeply talented Townies are joined by the equally incredible Amanda Lezra and Kelley O'Mara (who give us a glimpse into the writing process) and fabulous musical guests, Mikael Jorgensen and P.R.O.N.T.O. Welcome to the neighborhood! Episode 206 Features: Grad School Applications featuring Amanda Lezra & Kelley O'Mara A Few Things About Myself written & performed by Nora Crawford Music: What Do You Know About You by P.R.O.N.T.O & Mikael Jorgensen Little Bastard written & performed by Trudy Frohlich Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

57 MINAPR 30
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The Townies Ep. 206: Nora & Trudy

The Townies Ep. 205: Katie & Doug K

EOn the podcast this week are two storytellers that you may recognize from last season plus a musical guest brand new to The Townies: Katie Newbaum (formerly Katie Newcomer), Doug Knott and Towse! Tackling subjects from the infamous "wall" of self-doubt and grief to "adulting" and change, The Townies are thrilled to have these talented folks grace our air waves. Episode 205 Features: Haikus of a Trapped Adult written & read by Katie Newbaum Soil Song written & performed by Katie Newbaum Music: Change (True Happiness) by Towse Precious Marbles written & performed by Doug Knott Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry Recorded & mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

52 MINAPR 17
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The Townies Ep. 205: Katie & Doug K

The Townies Ep. 204: Megan

EThis week on The Townies Podcast, it's two stories from one incredible storyteller: Megan Bergkvist. On a long list of Megan's wonderful storytelling abilities is her aptitude for turning wildly difficult situations into comedic ones and these stories are no exceptions. She is one of Kim's longest standing students and one of a few that are working to compile their material into full-length shows. This episode features: The Climb written & performed by Noah Lashly My Big Day written & performed by Megan Bergkvist Music: Water & Bones written & recorded by Ted Lennon Queen of the River written & performed by Megan Bergkvist Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

53 MINAPR 2
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The Townies Ep. 204: Megan

The Townies Ep. 203: Lisa & Emilio

EThis week we're honored to feature stories and interviews from the immensely talented Lisa Williams and Emilio Uribe, music from the wonderful Twin Trip (Felix Penny) and a Townie Tidbit from the amazing Sarah Hartigan. Welcome back to The Townies Podcast where we present live, original stories and a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Episode 203 Features: Unexpected written & performed by Sarah Hartigan Secret Life written & performed by Lisa Williams Music: Cassius Clay written & recorded by Twin Trip (Felix Penny) Big Enough Tree by Emilio Uribe Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

52 MINMAR 20
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The Townies Ep. 203: Lisa & Emilio

The Townies Ep. 202: Ren & Noah

EIn this episode, we feature some magnificent stories and music written and performed by outstanding members of the LGBTQIAA+ community: Ren D'Angelo, Doug Green, Noah Lashly and Emy Reynolds. The Townies loudly and proudly support the members of the LGBTQIAA+ community featured on this episode and everywhere. For more information about our featured artists and the topics mentioned on today's episode, visit our website's "About Our Storytellers" page. Episode 202 Features: Introduction by Doug Green The Bathtub written & performed by Ren James D'Angelo Music: Best Day Ever written & performed by Emy Reynolds Straight To Gay written & performed by Noah Lashly Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Oj...

65 MINMAR 6
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The Townies Ep. 202: Ren & Noah

The Townies Ep. 201: Quinne & Leslie

ETownies! We are so thrilled to be back with another season of The Townies Podcast, where we present original stories and now, in Season 2, a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Episode 201 Features: Smart Phone written & performed by Jim Lashly Mrs. Oleson's Favorite Ingall written & performed by Quinne Venokur Music: Till It Shines performed by Rain Perry (originally recorded by Bob Seger) Royal Pudding written & performed by Leslie Paxton Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

66 MINFEB 23
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The Townies Ep. 201: Quinne & Leslie

The Townies Ep. 200: Townies Return Feb. 23

ETownies! We're back! Well... almost. Season 2 launches Saturday, February 23rd and we can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve been working on. The Townies Podcast presents live original stories and now, in Season 2, a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them. Come celebrate this new season with us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, February 23rd starting at 7PM for The Townies Block Party Live. We'll have live performances, food trucks, drinks, merch, games and a big ol' dance party! For more information visit thetowniesinc.org/events Welcome back to the neighborhood.

1 MINFEB 16
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The Townies Ep. 200: Townies Return Feb. 23