Live From the Lounge is a variety show podcast hosted by Keythe Farley that features music, radio theatre sketches, recipes, movie recommendations and musings on things that matter with special guests from science, entertainment, philosophy and politics.
Through thoughtful commentary, thrilling and hysterical radio theatre, delightful music and well-curated recipes and media recommendations, Live From the Lounge invites the listener To Learn. To Love. To Lounge.
Back to Work
Whether your final summer fling includes a trip to the ocean, the mountains or just to the kitchen for a plate of snacks, we hope you’ll take time to Lounge with us. We’ve got stories, songs and conversations all intuitively designed to help you groove with the rhythms of the season.This month’s theme is Back to Work, and Keythe chats with UCLA Labor Historian Tobias Higbie about the origins of Labor Day, the holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer.Double Batch Daddy shares a new version of an old Workers Song.For Dinner and a Movie this month, Keythe welcomes Ann Closs-Farley to The Lounge to share with you a Family Film that’s sure to stir your feelings, and they pair it with a dish that’ll make you feel all warm inside.The Lounge Players are back with another installment in their series of Modern Fables.John Ballinger brings us his take on a pair of songs for the season.And Keythe talks about the transformative power of Melancholy.
This month, we’re behaving like civilized adults and we’re taking a vacation. Welcome to the Unabashed and Unapologetic Best of the Lounge Episode!We’ve dug through the archives and pulled up the pieces that best represent what we’ve been trying to encourage in you for the last nine months.We’ll hear The Burglars of Hamm perform their Modern February Fable, The Unloved Man.We’ll go all the way back to Episode One for a conversation with Matt Almos and his father David about the Worst Mall in the World.You'll hear the Dinner and a Movie segment from January because it best encapsulates what we're all about.And we’ll hear a bunch of tunes arranged and performed by our musical director, John Ballinger and performed by him, our house band Double Batch Daddy... plus some special guests. As always Live From the Lounge encourages you To Learn. To Love. To Lounge.
It’s time to get outside and play! Happy Independence Day!This month’s lounge explores the unique right-of-passage that is Summer Camp. We’ll attempt to recreate a virtual campfire with stories and songs both familiar and new.John Ballinger leads us in a rousing sing-along, and we hope you'll do exactly that.Ann Closs-Farley and I introduce you to-- or remind you of-- the greatest summer camp movie of all time, and we pair it with a recipe that comes straight from the title.The Burglars of Hamm are back with a cautionary tale for any who are sending their kids to camp for the first time. Be careful what you wish for, it just might come true.Keythe wonders how it is that we still send our kids off to camp in the first place when it can’t possibly be safe to do so, and he reintroduces a campfire classic that’s, sadly, fallen out of fashion.And Double Batch Daddy celebrate our uniqueness... and our togetherness in song.
Sunshine and Shadows
Welcome to The Lounge!It's June. We’ve gone halfway around the wheel of the year together!In this episode, Keythe shares some thoughts about Growing Up-- after all, June is the season of Graduations, Commencements and Weddings.John Ballinger has arranged three summer-y tunes. One’s hot. One’s cool. All of ‘em are sunny.In honor of Father's Day, Keythe invites both his kids to the Lounge this month.Ruby Farley shares one of her favorite films, and we pair it with the perfect summer desert.Vincent Farley talks about about what it means to take Pride in who you are.Matt Almos shares a story about a young man who goes into the ocean as a child, but comes out a little wiser and more grown up.And Double Batch Daddy help us get breezy and lazy.As always, The Lounge is intuitively designed to help you: To Learn. To Love. To Lounge.
This month we’re exploring May Flowers-- the explosion of growth and color that comes this time of year. It’s a veritable Technicolor Dreamland out there.Can a children's’ game unlock the meaning of May for you?John Ballinger and Double Batch Daddy are gonna help you groove with the flowers, the fire and the peace that comes in May.You’ll hear from a pair of teachers who identified what students really need from their education, and explore how they created a whole new vision of public school to satisfy it.The Lounge Players drop in on a Mothers’ Day Luncheon like no other.And Keythe talks with Ruby Farley about an appropriately flower-filled film, and they pair it with unique and colorful recipes fresh from the garden. The Flower Garden.As always, we invite you: To Learn. To Love. To Lounge.
This month’s show is about April Showers. The unexpected weather events that appear to threaten our garden just as it’s starting to take root, but are really setting the stage for future growth if we’re willing to roll with the challenges of change.In this episode we explore the concept of Dancing With the Trickster-- how do we learn to accept and cooperate with unexpected obstacles in our path, rather than waste our energy fighting against them?The Lounge Players present a tale of a woman trying to uncover the source of a mysterious smell in her neighborhood. What she discovers is both highly unusual... and strangely familiar.John Ballinger and Double Batch Daddy rock you, swing you and touch your heart with a trio of songs featuring some special guests.Keythe and Ann Closs-Farley discuss a powerful baseball movie and pair it with a powerful baseball food.And we have a chat with Edgar McGregor, a young man who decided to stop fighting litterbugs and climate reality deniers, and start making real change happen right in his own backyard.As always, Live From the Lounge is an hour of stories, music and conversation intuitively designed to help you To Learn. To Love. To Lounge.Help us keep these episodes coming by donating here: https://www.livefromtheloungepodcast.com/