This weeks episode was recorded live at Akbar in Silverlake on November 25th, 2019. We begin with an open mic chock full of talent. We expected it to be full of holiday pieces but instead it was full of pieces about sex. Then we move on to our headliners-- first is Gabriel Carnick, a nationally recognized writer who has been published in magazines, books, and low-rent college pamphlets. She is currently finishing her first solo book of poetry. For her main hustle, Gabriel works as a freelance film Director and Cinematographer and has a passion for promoting the awareness of social justice issues and queer content. Finally, we hear from Philip Littell, a librettist who has written the books and lyrics for numerous works with a roll-call of modern American composers. He performs his own songs, has been in bands, and also written musical plays. His credits go back so far they are guaranteed to be meaningless to a modern audience, imperishable moments of tarnished glory in forgotten venues, horrible flops best forgotten, and very little in-between. But-- he says-- there is always tomorrow...and today.