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Very Advanced: Flynn McGarry
Our guest Flynn McGarry is a chef whose career started at the tender age of 11 in Los Angeles. Heralded as the "Justin Bieber of food" McGarry's pop-up dinners in his parents' house regularly sold out and garnered tons of press. Now 19, McGarry has opened Gem, his first restaurant in New York City, and he’s the subject of Chef Flynn, a documentary chronicling his unique upbringing, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. During our chat, we peel back the layers to discuss all the big topics: dating, leftovers, being younger than your employees, and the cocaine side of the industry. We end with a blockbuster music quiz that focuses on the year 1998.
The Naomi Fry Origin Story
This week we are joined by writer, OG “fuccmom,” and bonafide Twitter legend Naomi Fry. Naomi walks us through her younger years in Israel, her time as James Franco's professor, and her short stint as a fact checker at US Weekly. We also touch on her no holds barred campaign to get John Mayer to follow her on Twitter, and her exciting new position at The New Yorker. This is the origin story you have been waiting for, an in-depth look at one of the internet's most nuanced and fascinating characters.
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Found Chris Black
I found Chris Black on SUP podcast and listened to him on Tall Tales from that. He has an amazing voice and I love listening to him. Public Announcement is always intriguing and a great listen. We need more episodes for sure.
The iPhone X of Podcasts
Its format and vibe is new and unusual, and takes a while to get used to. But once you’re acclimated to the new standard, you’ll never want to go back to anything else.
Very Tite Pod
Although episode releases are about as consistent as my friends when I'm going through emotional distress, this pod doesn't disappoint (unlike my friends). Keep your eye out for a new ep about once a quarter. Love the content.