17 episodes

An essayist and a memoirist walk into a podcast. Poignant hilarity, and some chat about the writing process, ensues.

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Dr. Waffle & Friends Sourdough Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

An essayist and a memoirist walk into a podcast. Poignant hilarity, and some chat about the writing process, ensues.

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    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.7: Ted Bundies I Have Known

    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.7: Ted Bundies I Have Known

    In this episode, Dee reflects on the nature of good and evil and she and Tania discuss serial killers, Prince, and elementary-school musicals.
    TAGS: serial killers; Serial; Undisclosed; S-Town; Civil War; Prince; Trader Joe’s; fava beans; Casebook of a Crime Psychiatrist; James Brussel; Malcolm Gladwell; Michael Hobbes; If Books Could Kill; Manichaeism; Buddhist causes and conditions; Sigmund Freud; “Mourning and Melancholia”; Purple Rain; “I Hate Eleanor Hunt”; David Sedaris
    Spoilers for Titanic and Under the Cherry Moon
    Read the snarky Malcolm Gladwell essay about Tania’s grandpa here
    Read the original essay about Eleanor Hunt here
    Read the David Sedaris essay about throwing his family under the bus here
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    PODCAST WEBSITE
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    Check out TANIA’S MANY ACTIVITIES attaniaisrael.com


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    • 1 hr
    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.6: Fairytale, Nonfiction

    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.6: Fairytale, Nonfiction

    In this episode, Tania reads a love story, and we chat about limerence, COVID, FOMO, and keeping the spark alive.
    Tags: Love and Limerence by Dorothy Tennov; Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel; The Art of Gathering by  Priya Parker
    Spoilers for “Modern Family”
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    Check out TANIA’S MANY ACTIVITIES at taniaisrael.com


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    • 50 min
    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.5: I Always Think There's a Band

    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.5: I Always Think There's a Band

    In this episode, Deanna talks—a lot—about the The Music Man, and then she and Tania discuss musicals, con artistry, repressed sexuality, billiards vs. pool, Gilbert & Sullivan, Ikea furniture, and so much more.
    Tags: Meredith Willson, The Music Man, Pirates of Penzance, Lithuania, South Park
    Spoilers for The Music Man, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    Deanna says she still can’t remember what drum solo her father recorded on his prize record, but there is some archival evidence that he performed “The Downfall of Paris” to great acclaim as a 14-year old.
    Thanks for listening! If you liked what you heard, please rate, review, subscribe, and share so more folks can find us.
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    PODCAST WEBSITE
    Read DEANNA’S ESSAYS at doctorwaffle.substack.com 
    Check out TANIA’S MANY ACTIVITIES at taniaisrael.com


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    • 48 min
    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.4: Fragile

    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.4: Fragile

    In this episode, Tania shares a story that might be a poem, and we chat about bisexual haiku (#biku), The Big Lebowski, men’s vulnerability, the challenges marginalized people have recognizing their own privilege, and patriarchy.
    Tags: Eve Sedgwick; Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market; Battle of the Sexes
    Spoilers for Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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    Check out TANIA’S MANY ACTIVITIES at taniaisrael.com


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    • 54 min
    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.3: Trivia Pursuit

    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.3: Trivia Pursuit

    In this episode, Dee recalls* when she was the subject of a memory experiment, and we chat about trivia, game shows, Leonard Bernstein, feline song lyrics, and Tania’s crush on Alex Trebek. [*See what we did there?]
    TAGS: Jeopardy!; What’s My Line 
    Spoilers for Episode #8004 of Jeopardy!
    Link to Tania’s uncle’s appearance on What’s My Line?
    Link to Rob’s appearance on Jeopardy!
    Thanks for listening! If you liked what you heard, please rate, review, subscribe, and share so more folks can find us.
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    Check out TANIA’S MANY ACTIVITIES at taniaisrael.com


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    • 49 min
    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.2: Always the Bride

    Dr. Waffle & Friends Ep.2.2: Always the Bride

    In this episode, Tania answers the age-old question, “Have you ever been married?” We talk about Jewish weddings, Vegas weddings, green card weddings, secret weddings, same-gender weddings, and David Sedaris.
    TAGS: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Weddings; J. L. Austin, How to Do Things with Words
    Spoilers for “The Office”
    All about Mormon polygamous sects in British Columbia
    Thanks for listening! If you liked what you heard, please rate, review, subscribe, and share so more folks can find us.
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    Check out TANIA’S MANY ACTIVITIES at taniaisrael.com


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

readsforhire ,

Conversations with friends

This podcast is brilliant and funny and moving in each episode. The hosts, Deanna and Tania, share their writing and then a conversational deep dive into the writing process, the roots of the writing, and its ripples out into the world. Not only do you get useful and interesting insights into writing, you get to feel like you’re participating in a conversation with friends that makes you wittier and more thoughtful yourself!

Walker of Hounds ,

Lovely, Witty Musings About Musings

What could be better than a hilarious personal essay? A hilarious personal essay read aloud by the person who wrote it, of course. But, wait! It gets even better. How about listening to that person discuss the even more personal writing of the personal essay. This is a conversation you want to listen in on. Quick and witty and irresistible.

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Love it!

It's like eavesdropping on a friendship between two smart, witty, candid women.

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