Live From the Lounge is a variety show podcast hosted by Keythe Farley that features music, radio theatre sketches, recipes, movie recommendations and musings on things that matter with special guests from science, entertainment, philosophy and politics.
Through thoughtful commentary, thrilling and hysterical radio theatre, delightful music and well-curated recipes and media recommendations, Live From the Lounge invites the listener To Learn. To Love. To Lounge.
Love and Loss
This year, the celebration inspired by Saint Valentine, who was executed for performing marriages to keep men from going to war, is almost immediately followed by the tradition wherein many commence a 40-day period of sacrifice and reflection that begins with a remembrance of our mortality: “Ashes to ashes and dust to dust,” they say. The Dead of Winter, indeed.This episode features a "scoop" about ABC's latest iteration of everyone's favorite reality dating show, a conversation with John Ballinger and his wife Uma about how they learned to love more deeply after a sudden brain aneurism changed their life. You'll also hear John play the song inspired by that experience. In our Dinner and a Movie segment, Keythe talks with his daughter Ruby Farley about one of her favorite filmed love stories, and they each bake a pie inspired by the tale. Keythe remembers sneaking around one of Los Angeles' most stunning cathedrals and having an encounter that would change his life. And Double Batch Daddy play Nature Boy and I Think I See the Light.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!Did you make any resolutions? In this episode, Keythe talks about The How, Why… and When of making changes in your life. Keythe also chats with Patti Cumby about how she chose to quit smoking and how she did it without stress. The Lounge Radio Players present a rousing adventure about a genie who really knows how to make your wishes come true. In the Dinner and a Movie Segment, Keythe recommends a comedy that holds The Secret That’ll Change Your Life, and pairs it with a recipe for a common dish that can be just as unique as you are. And John Ballinger and Double Batch Daddy play "California Dreamin'" and a DBD original called "Move Untried" which invites us to "try the move that’s always left untried."
BAR SNACKS - Winter Solstice
Designed to tide you over between rounds, this Bar Snacks minisode features Keythe's thoughts on baking and flaming a Figgy Pudding (Ep.1), a special offer to stream A Christmas Carol presented by the Geffen Theatre (40% Off Code: CAROL30), and he reads a poem called The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper. Happy Solstice!
The Light Returns
As we approach the Darkest Night of the Year, Keythe Farley ruminates on how our holiday traditions encourage us to defy the darkness by lighting up-- our homes, public squares, menorahs, Christmas trees and kinaras.Ray Chase and Julia McIlvaine play two sweet slackers who dream up new holiday traditions while they watch Charlie Brown on TV.Matt Almos takes us on a trip to The Worst Mall in the World.In the Dinner and a Movie segment, Keythe pairs a classic holiday movie with a recipe you've probably never tried.John Ballinger and Double Batch Daddy put a punk spin on “Deck the Halls,” sing protest songs with Keythe and perform a sweet cover of “Celebrate Me Home.”As always, Live from the Lounge is an invitation To Learn. To Love. To Lounge.For more info, visit: livefromtheloungepodcast.com