20 episodes

a podcast by an unemployed couple in isolation.

the social distance james & ashley

    • Relationships

a podcast by an unemployed couple in isolation.

    Unsocial media.

    Unsocial media.

    Today we talk with workaholic professional Lauren Flack about the ins and outs of media production's comeback during the recent phase 4 loosening of restrictions in NYC. Then we briefly discuss Ashley's early commercial success, one terrible movie featuring overpaid celebrities, one cult classic featuring Keanu passing as an actor, plus some side banter about bathing.

    • 25 min
    It takes two names.

    It takes two names.

    Today we chat with Broadway's kindest southern belle Ginna Claire about her experience with the industry pause as well as her affection for our in-house Ashley Arcement. Then we update with our personal experience of NYC's sensationalized street crime and a fitting movie (except that it's based in Boston): The Departed. Do you know how many movies Leo dies in? We did some 3 second Google investigation to find out.

    • 22 min
    Pop starship enterprise.

    Pop starship enterprise.

    Today we chat with Clay Ostwald who made music with Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound machine for decades, culminating in work on the Broadway show On Your Feet! and an upcoming musical featuring the music of Britney Spears. Then we babble on about pop star instagram, Hamilton, with tangents on rodent-destroying dogs battling the NY rat problems, my suspicions on Bloomy's alternate intentions, an impromptu melody we now call "My Puppy Life," even some dull conversation about baseboards.

    • 26 min
    Escape to New York.

    Escape to New York.

    Our travels conclude with a return to New York after a brief hiatus in Arkansas complete with tick bites, blood donation mishaps, and a bike crash. After chatting with our favorite Broadway agent/thirst trap Eddie Rabon, we rest easy in the alternate universe Hell's Kitchen with its new cast of sidewalk characters (they aren't tourists). Oh, and Love Life on HBO Max is pretty good.

    • 16 min
    No touching.

    No touching.

    We talk in-person with our friend and colleague Tommy McDowell about his career and his teen fling with Ashley, followed by a climactic follow-up for our antibody tests, finishing off with a 1991 indie flick featuring a young upcoming star.

    • 29 min
    Casting call.

    Casting call.

    We chat with Meg from Big Brother fame about reality show casting during the pandemic, then segue to a debate on the ins and outs of "sliding into the DM's" before remembering that we watched the already-old new Netflix movie "El Camino."

    • 24 min

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