103 episodes

Season 1 focused on the serialization of “Fish Out Of Agua,” my memoir about growing up as a redheaded Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in 1970s NYC, along with music and commentary on the specific times—and guest interviews with some creative folk—talking about our work and the difficulties, challenges and importance of having our diverse stories included and heard.
Season 2 will keep the "fish out of water" theme going. We'll continue to showcase artists we love—and expand their segments to include short performances! You can also expect new stories (I always say I have over 8,000,000 of them), plus more tunes, more commentary and some special surprises...so tune in, turn us on...and swim with us awhile!

Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo Michele Carlo

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Season 1 focused on the serialization of “Fish Out Of Agua,” my memoir about growing up as a redheaded Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in 1970s NYC, along with music and commentary on the specific times—and guest interviews with some creative folk—talking about our work and the difficulties, challenges and importance of having our diverse stories included and heard.
Season 2 will keep the "fish out of water" theme going. We'll continue to showcase artists we love—and expand their segments to include short performances! You can also expect new stories (I always say I have over 8,000,000 of them), plus more tunes, more commentary and some special surprises...so tune in, turn us on...and swim with us awhile!

    Ep. 101: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Sol Miranda

    Ep. 101: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Sol Miranda

    It’s the “Keep The Dream Alive” episode—feat. educator/theater founder/writer/mom and actor on the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Sol Miranda tawkin’ about the grade school fantasy that cemented her creative path, how all performers are communicators—and the one-sentence audition that got her the role of Doña Maria.
    With tunes from #TheBeatles #IbrahimFerrer, #RubenBlades and #SharonJonesandtheDapKings, and shoutouts to #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt, #EmbarkPeekskill, #JudithHeineman, #MarioGiacalone, #JoyRich, #BelindaDelgado and #SusanaTubert. 
    #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists

    • 59 min
    Ep. 100: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. RevJen Miller

    Ep. 100: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. RevJen Miller

    It’s “The Road Goes Ever On” episode—feat. the one and only Revjen Miller tawking about growing up in a household where her father drew on the walls, the origin of her elf ears and how she became a “Rev,” and how fear is the enemy of art.
    With tunes from #MottTheHoople, #TommyJamesAndTheShondells and #LedZeppelin, and shoutouts to all the weirdos and Art Stars in NYC, including but not limited to: #MikeSmith, #Faceboy, #SchoolofVisualArts, #SurfReality, #CollectiveUnconscious145Ludlow, #BoweryPoetryClub, #BoweryBob, #BruceRonn, #JohnWellingtonEnnis, #TomTenney, #JenniferDeMeritt, #JenniferGlick, #MonicaMohan and #WendyNargiz. 
    #ArtistsIKnow #WomenArtists #NYCArtists #ArtStars #LivingArtists #SupportLivingArtists

    • 59 min
    Ep. 99: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Veronica Garza

    Ep. 99: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Veronica Garza

    It‘s the "Mezclar Bien” (Mix It Real Well) episode—feat. standup/storyteller/ playwright Veronica Garza tawkin‘ about the irony of being told to go back to her country when she's fifth generation, the Latina sorority whose hazing game became her intro to comedy, and how “Aunt Becky” helped her be “una diamante escondida” (a hidden diamond).
     With tunes from #TalkingHeads, #JohnDavis, #BasementJaxx, and #JanetJackson, and shoutouts to #EricVetter, #BeccaBeberaggi, #MikeBrown, #SarahKennedy, #CalvinSCato and #SarahHartshorne. Tune-in link in comments.
    #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #queerartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists

    • 59 min
    Ep. 98: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Mike Cho

    Ep. 98: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Mike Cho

    It‘s Episode #98 of Radio Free Brooklyn‘s ”Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo,” the ”It Cat“ episode—feat. writer/photographer/musician/storyteller/science master—and cat channeler Mike Cho tawkin‘ about the life he could have almost made for himself in Korea, discovering storytelling on a long-defunct cable arts channel—and why if you have friends who majored in Library Science, it's most likely because of “Party Girl.”
     With tunes from #ThomasDolby, #WeAreScientists, #BrightLightBrightLight and #ACityOnALake, and shout-outs to #JeffRose, #ColinWilhm, #BradLawrence, #CyndiFreeman, #The StoryStudio and #IHaveACrazyIdea.TheShow 
    #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #queerartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists

    • 59 min
    Ep. 97: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Sammie James

    Ep. 97: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Sammie James

    It’s the “Wolf Behind Her Eyes” episode—feat. writer/standup/storyteller Sammie James tawkin’ about the career she could have had as an MMA fighter, the strength that comes from all the women in her family, and the difference between CPR for a dog and a cat...only she doesn't remember which is which (haha).
    With tunes from #RomeoVoid, #TheUnseen, #HurrayForTheRiffRaff and #TheBeatles, and shoutouts to #TheTank, #BeccaBeberaggi and #StantonMcCaffrey. 
    #artistsIknow #queerartists #transartists #artistswithdisabilities #livingartists #supportlivingartists

    • 59 min
    Ep. 96: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Leslie Gosko

    Ep. 96: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Leslie Gosko

    It’s the “Two Cat Laydees!” episode—feat. storyteller/writer/producer/singer-musician Leslie Goshko tawkin’ about being a child piano competition champ, becoming the high school drama/choir teacher you did NOT mess with, the perhaps divine intervention/“why not” moment that led her to NYC where, contrary to popular opinion, she has *never* told a story at the Moth...and, of course, cats! 
     With tunes from #EltonJohn and #FrankStallone, and shoutouts to hubby #KyleErickson, #AndyChristie, #ThomasPryor, #KambriCrews, #SaraBenincasa, #JoeMcGinty and #TheLosersLounge
    #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists

    • 59 min

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