Hobbies and hot takes from comedian Sara Schaefer.
29: Crocs & Bears
Sara has finally succumbed to the allure of Crocs. The relentless bad news has Sara considering escaping to the woods, and is drawn to the show Alone as such. Alone brings up the subject of bears, so this is a perfect opportunity to share an interview Sara did with her 5-year-old nephew Henry about his obsession with bears.
28: If You Feel The Light Push Toward It
Sara and Caitlin cut right to the auntiecore chase: no aunt can ignore the recent flood of s****y SCOTUS decisions, especially the overturning of Roe v Wade. A thoughtful, rage-y, and tearful discussion about the abortion debate, where we go when we die, and ways to help not harm.
27: Thunder & Writing
Sara is dogsitting and describes how LA lightning just hits different. A recent trip to Costco scored savings and sweatpants, Caitlin struggles to find pants long enough, and Sara discovered a workout app tailored to her needs. Caitlin once got run over by a minivan in a Taco Bell parking lot, and she is now rehabbing some saws. And finally, a conversation about navigating mean writers' rooms and the memory of a mean English professor.
26: River Writing & Lazy Nips
After letting a previously recorded episode go stale, Sara and Caitlin reunite to discuss a cathartic conversation, a camping trip to Northern Idaho, a harder-than-expected recovery from surgery, and the debut of her new solo show, Going Up. Caitlin discovered a scorpion on the property and envisions her vision for the future of the homestead. And finally, Sara ponders her final wishes.
25: Getting Something Off My Chest
Recorded last week, Sara and Caitlin share their initial reactions to the shooting in Uvalde, ponder the possibility and power of a general strike, and wonder how many guns someone might need while living on a farm. Then, Sara shares about her health scare and the answers that finally came after surgery.
24: Angry & Large
Sara recaps her experience working with Arsenio Hall and Caitlin details a grill restoration. Sara's garden is thriving, and they discuss how they manage pests outside vs. inside. The Roe v Wade news is demoralizing, and they ponder how they can keep fighting within the system that exists. Which leads to a discussion of the history of comedy, a comedian's purpose and the impact of one's work on personal relationships.
Everything I ever wanted packaged into one show!
I love Sara’s comedic work and have always been so excited to hear her on other podcasts, so when I heard she started her own I was beyond thrilled! I usually end podcast episodes feeling like I didn’t get to hear enough from her or that the episodes were too short since she’s usually just a one-time guest (or once-in-awhile guest ie. with Alison Rosen). Finally there’s a space for Sara to expand on her thoughts and share life stories! Not only is the show hilarious, it's also a combination of all things "granny-core" tied in with life lessons, metaphorical digressions, and witty observations that all seem to relate to each other in some way or another. I love how her mind works, and how articulate she can be about the smallest of things (figeratively and literally!). I love her solo episodes the most!
Sara shines brightest in the solo episodes
What a gifted comedian and monologist! The episodes where she doesn't have to share the spotlight are the best!
Love this so much
Crafty, smart, feminist, humanist, fun chatter that make me think and makes me happy. Literally the reason I don’t buy things I don’t need for fun anymore. Sara Schaefer’s commentary is as comforting as herbal tea. Rated: Essential listening