10 episodes

Welcome to Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show. Joanna Leban is a professional poker player, bartender, and wellness enthusiast. Kevin Fitzpatrick is the author of 8 books tied to New York City history, and a walking tour guide. The Big Show is recorded live at The Lambs in Midtown Manhattan.

Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show Kevin Fitzpatrick

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show. Joanna Leban is a professional poker player, bartender, and wellness enthusiast. Kevin Fitzpatrick is the author of 8 books tied to New York City history, and a walking tour guide. The Big Show is recorded live at The Lambs in Midtown Manhattan.

    Episode 44: Return from Hiatus

    Episode 44: Return from Hiatus

    In our first broadcast together since May 2020, Joanna and Kevin settle into the groove of getting the Big Show back up and running. We are together again at The Lambs, catching up. It is indeed sad that we lost two of our guests, Billy the Artist from Episode 4, and Big Ed Cody from Episode 16. Ed also recorded our theme song, which we are keeping on the opening and closing of the show. Continue Reading →

    • 41 min
    Episode 43: Adjusting to New York’s New Reality

    Episode 43: Adjusting to New York’s New Reality

    With life shutdown everyplace close to us, we make some changes. Joanna has launched a home business with an Etsy store to sell DIY cocktail mixes to make bloody marys and Moscow mules yourself, hand sanitizer, healthy hair serum, and essential oil roller bottles. We talk about the changing nature of the New York bar scene, and what the changes brought by the pandemic mean to life in the city. Kevin has been leading virtual Continue Reading →

    • 30 min
    Episode 42: Bowling & Quarantine Fashion Style with Queen Elizabeth

    Episode 42: Bowling & Quarantine Fashion Style with Queen Elizabeth

    With rhinestones on her facemask and wearing purple or camouflage, the always-stylish Queen Elizabeth is out with quarantine fashion in Brooklyn these days. We chat with the Williamsburg resident while she’s stuck at home, sometimes on her sewing machine adding bling to her vintage clothes. By day she works for one the most recognizable fashion designers, but that is on hold for now. A longtime regular at Doc Holliday’s and other East Village joints, Liz Continue Reading →

    • 39 min
    Episode 41: A Titanic Talk with Guide Dave Gardner

    Episode 41: A Titanic Talk with Guide Dave Gardner

    It’s the ship everyone has heard about. For the 41st episode of the podcast—still recorded remotely—Joanna and Kevin’s Big Show welcomes tour guide Dave Gardner who offers RMS Titanic walking tours. Dave has a wealth of knowledge about the fateful 1912 voyage and offers insightful (and fun) tours of locations around Manhattan that have ties to the shipwreck. His tours are packed with history and we get the scoop on how they came about. You Continue Reading →

    • 23 min
    Episode 40: Comedian Todd Montesi

    Episode 40: Comedian Todd Montesi

    We need to laugh. For the 40th episode of the podcast—and the first one recorded remotely—Joanna and Kevin’s Big Show welcomes comedian Todd Montesi. For more than a dozen years he’s been the host of a roving underground comedy series, the Ug! Comedy Show, a downtown New York showcase. While Todd is stuck at home in Brooklyn, he’s making and sharing comedy online with this friends on his Instagram Live Show. On the show, we Continue Reading →

    • 32 min
    Episode 39: The Bowery Boys

    Episode 39: The Bowery Boys

    The stars aligned and we were able to bring New York’s favorite podcast heroes on the Big Show: Greg Young and Tom Meyers. They are best known as The Bowery Boys, and for more than 300 episodes they have delivered New York City history with equal doses of knowledge and fun. In this show we learned about the roots of the show and their rock-solid friendship that goes back to the early 90s in NYC. Continue Reading →

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

MurphGuide ,

2 interesting friends

Joanna & Kevin's Big Show is an interesting chat between two long-time friends with a broad range of interests and experiences.

Robertrossijr ,

Great show

Tipping and hustling was great. Good show to listen for bartenders and customers

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